One Life to Live Transcript Thursday 8/5/04
Proofread by Brian
Viki: No, I have no comment. No comment on my son's divorce; no comment on the custody suit. Thank you.
Nick: President Davidson.
Viki: Shouldn't you be practicing with the football team?
Nick: Yeah, but look, I really needed to see you.
Viki: Is this about the Love project?
Viki: Ok. My home is not the place for this discussion, ok? You make an appointment and see me in my office.
Nick: No, no, no, no, look, this can't wait, President Davidson. You've got to let me out of this project, ok?
Viki: No. No, it's not ok. What's wrong?
Nick: No way am I living with a gay guy.
Mark: Everybody's at the construction site.
Roxy: Why aren't you?
Mark: I'm so stupid.
Roxy: Well, that doesn't mean that you can't do construction. In fact, it might be a plus.
Mark: Nobody wants me there.
Roxy: Who's nobody?
Mark: I never should have said anything. Why did I decide it was time to come out? Why?
Roxy: Why? Why not? Who gives a damn?
Mark: My roommate does.
Roxy: Who, Vick?
Mark: Nick. He couldn't even sleep in the room last night. I think he slept on the couch.
Roxy: He slept on this couch? It's missing some of its stuffing. And obviously, so is his brain.
Todd: As long as it's with you.
Blair: So what's all this?
Todd: Plans for Asa’s property.
Blair: And what are they for?
Todd: I don't know. Something.
Blair: Something good?
Todd: I think that if we're going to steal this mansion, the key is in these plans here.
Todd: And I'm going to find it, and I'm going to kick Asa out on his butt. Kevin, too.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________Kelly: "Knock 'em dead in court. Love, David."
Dorian: Oh, good. You're ready. Oh, don't you look lovely? What?
Dorian: David's right. We're going to win today.
Kelly: I'm almost as afraid of winning as I am of losing.
Kelly: Because if I win, Kevin is going to tell the judge where Ace really came from.
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Todd: One of those details might give us the edge we need.
Blair: Oh – what, about using Asa? I mean, him losing it. Weren't we going to do that?
Todd: If he really has lost it. You never know with him. He could be faking it.
Blair: That's right.
Todd: What we need to do is just amass as big an army as we can, and then fight a war.
Blair: Yes, sir! General Manning, sir!
Starr: It's the 5th! It's the 5th! I'm not grounded anymore!
Starr: Can I see Travis?
Blair: And hack into computers?
Starr: Mom, I told you I wouldn't do that again, ok? I promised you.
Starr: That would be Travis. Hey!
Travis: Hey. I made you this mix. I think you're going to like it.
Starr: Thanks. Um, it was nice of you to stop by.
Starr: Oh, I'm so glad you came! Come on in, come on in!
Travis: Yeah, me, too.
Starr: Now we can hang out again.
Todd: Yeah -- at least another two weeks till camp ends, yeah.
Travis: Um -- actually, it's one week.
Blair: Well, a week is a week.
Starr: And a lot can happen in a week.
Todd: That's what I'm afraid of.
Starr: You know what, dad? Me and Travis are going to go to the park for a walk, ok?
Blair: No, you just stay here in the courtyard, ok?
Starr: That's so pre-K.
Blair: Those are the rules. Just stick around.
Travis: All right. Thanks a lot, Mrs. Cramer, Mr. Manning.
Starr: Come on.
Travis: All right.
Starr: Let's do it.
Todd: That kid is such a salesman. Charm offensive.
Blair: A week is just a week.
Todd: Seven days too many, as far as I'm concerned.
Blair: You love having your family, don't you?
Todd: Oh, yeah. Every last one of them.
Kelly: First, I win back Ace.
Kelly: And then Kevin tells the court that he's not really my son and they take my child away from me.
Dorian: No, no, now, you have to calm down and stop thinking negatively.
Kelly: Either way, I lose my son!
Dorian: Listen to me. No, better still, look at me. We both know that Kevin wants that baby for himself, so why in the world would he ever expose the fact that neither one of you is biologically linked to him?
Kelly: I don't know. Somehow, it's going to come out. My life's going to be over.
Dorian: Honey --
Adriana: Mom? Miss Williamson’s here.
Dorian: Thank you. Evangeline, you're right on time. Kelly needs some reassurance about what's going to happen in court today.
Evangeline: All right. Hi, Kelly. You look great. You look great.
Dorian: Excuse me. Honey, are you feeling better today?
Dorian: Really? I'm still worried, you know. Is your stomach still bothering you?
Adriana: I'm fine. Look, I know you've got to get to court, and I've got some errands to run, so I'll see you later.
Dorian: What -- don't you think maybe staying --
Evangeline: All I need you to do is stay calm. Can you do that for me?
Mr. Emerson: The case is thoroughly prepped. What I'm hoping is that you can have some family members seated behind you in the courtroom so the judge can see that you have solid support. Your mother, perhaps.
Kevin: Uh -- well, somebody will be there. Listen, my main concern is that we're ready to go. Evangeline Williamson has never lost a case, you know.
Mr. Emerson: I'm aware of her reputation.
Kevin: So, no surprises.
Mr. Emerson: Mr. Buchanan, in the legal system, one should always expect surprises.
Judge: Be seated. This hearing today is to determine if the order granting temporary custody of Asa Buchanan II to his father, Kevin Buchanan, should be revoked and the child returned to his mother, Kelly Cramer Buchanan. All right, Ms. Williamson, you're up.
Evangeline: Thank you, your honor.
Mark: Roxy, somehow I don't think everyone's going to be as cool with my being gay as you are. Why are you so ok with it?
Roxy: Oh, honey, I own Foxy Roxy's. And if I had a problem with gay people, I'd be run out of the hairdresser's club.
Mark: Hairdressers have a club?
Roxy: Certainly, sweetie.
Mark: I wish everyone was like you. You know, it's hard to believe people are going to be ok with someone being different -- especially with people demanding a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage.
Roxy: You know, I saw that on "E.T." They're all just a bunch of strait-laced squares.
Mark: Well, what about Ron Walsh? Is he a strait-laced square?
Roxy: Yeah, but he's my kind of square. What does Ron have to do with it?
Mark: Well, he has a brother -- he and Marcie have a brother who's gay and who wants to get married.
Roxy: Groovy. So did Ron say no?
Mark: Ron says marriage can only be between a man and a woman. And you know, he's got a lot of company in this country.
Roxy: Yeah, but just because there's a lot of company doesn't mean that they're right.
Viki: Oh, well, I see you have a problem with that.
Nick: Yeah, no kidding. I mean, who wants some homo for their roommate? I mean, I don't even want to be around guys like that. And the thing is he joined our little group under, like, false pretenses, you know, like, false advertising.
Viki: No, I don't follow you.
Nick: All right, he totally played it straight, you know? He talked like a straight guy; he walked like a straight guy. I mean, how are we supposed to know?
Viki: Nick, wait, wait. Has he done or said anything to you that makes you uncomfortable?
Nick: What do you mean, like hit on me or something like that? Are you kidding me? He would be in the hospital right now. That's not the point. I mean, the point is -- is I can't have some homo for my roommate. I mean, what if the guys on the team found out about this?
Viki: Would they object?
Nick: Are you kidding me? I'd be crucified. You got to let me out of the project, ok? I could do something next semester maybe, or --
Viki: Nick, I'm sorry. You knew the rules when you joined up. If you leave the group, everyone fails along with you.
Nick: No, look, I can't fail. If I fail, I don't play ball, and our first game is September 4.
Viki: Yes, I know that. So, I would suggest you speak with Roxanne about your roommate situation and let her deal with it. That is her job.
Nick: All right, fine. I'll do that.
Viki: And don't point at me. Nick, wait a moment. Before you leave, I'd like to ask you a question. How did you feel about Mark before you knew he was gay?
Viki: Oh, lord.
Starr: Aunt Viki, we need your help. It's life and death.
Blair: Don't hold on. You were in the middle of telling me how much you loved me. What?
Todd: I think we may have something here.
Blair: Something that we can get our hands on Asa’s mansion?
Todd: We already have our hands on it.
Judge: Mr. Emerson.
Mr. Emerson: Your honor, I really don't think I need to say very much. I listened with great interest while Ms. Williamson extolled the virtues of this child's mother, but I didn't hear any mention of the fact that the soon-to-be ex-Mrs. Buchanan is a liar. For example, she lied to the police regarding an investigation into her brother's disappearance.
Evangeline: Objection -- relevance.
Mr. Emerson: It goes to the character of this exemplary mother, your honor. She lied to her husband; she lied to the police. Who knows, perhaps she lied to this court, as well.
Judge: Sit down, Ms. Williamson. Your point is taken, Mr. Emerson. Move on.
Mr. Emerson: Gladly, your honor. Let's move on to the fact that Kelly Buchanan took the child and fled this court's jurisdiction. In addition, let me respectfully point out that Kevin Buchanan is the child's legal father, making his claim both valid and binding. Not to mention the fact that the biological father has had nothing whatsoever to do with the boy. Oh, and did I mention that the child was kidnapped while in his mother's care? So what we have here is an adulteress who lies, who is a flight risk, who had no idea her child was kidnapped until well after the fact, and who is therefore clearly unfit. The court's order giving custody of Asa Buchanan II to Kevin Buchanan cannot be overturned. Thank you, your honor.
Judge: All right. I'm ready to rule. In the case of the young --
Kelly: Your honor, your honor -- I'm -- I'm sorry, but I need to say something. I -- you have to listen to what I have to say before you rule.
Evangeline: Kelly, sit down! You don't want to do this.
Dorian: Kelly, it really would be better if you let your lawyer speak for you.
Kelly: Please -- please, your honor. My whole l life is at stake here.
Evangeline: Your honor, my client is clearly distraught.
Judge: If Mrs. Buchanan has something to say to the court, the court will hear it.
Evangeline: But, your honor, this is not --
Judge: The court will hear it now, Ms. Williamson.
Kelly: When I -- when I took Ace -- that's -- that's what I call my son, Ace -- when I took him to Boston, I wasn't trying to flee.
Mr. Emerson: Your honor, this is highly unusual.
Judge: Sit down, Mr. Emerson. Continue.
Kelly: You see, I didn't know that -- that Kevin was going to come with marshals and just rip my son out of my arms, so -- I -- I wanted him to meet my mother. I really wanted to see my mother, and I knew that I was going to have to give him up to Kevin, and I didn't know when I would be able to take him to meet her. She's in a hospital.
Kevin: A mental institution, your honor.
Judge: Mr. Emerson --
Kelly: Yes, my mother is in an institution. But that does -- that doesn't mean that she can't meet her own grandson and know him. And I came right back home afterwards. Kevin wants you to believe the worst about me, but when the court said I had to give up my son, I did. And that was the hardest thing I've ever had to do. And I think that you should know that I'm a good mother and I love my son very much. Thank you.
Judge: Thank you, Mrs. Buchanan. I've heard both sides of this issue, and I'm ready to make a ruling.
Viki: Really? Bigger than when you were kidnapped?
Travis: Oh, no, no, no, no. Nothing was bigger than that, Mrs. Davidson.
Starr: Listen, we have to face the facts here, ok? In just one more week, Travis will have to go back to New York. And he has to live in a rat-infested apartment and in a neighborhood where dozens of people are murdered by the day.
Travis: Starr, Starr.
Starr: Ok, fine. It's a transitional neighborhood. But it's questionable, though, and he would much rather live in Llanview. And you can help us.
Viki: I can?
Starr: Well, you see, Travis' mom is an executive assistant at one of the colleges in New York.
Viki: Ok. And?
Starr: Hello, you're the president at Llanview University. And you need an executive assistant. You can hire Travis' mom and it would solve everybody's problem.
Travis: Look, I know this is a lot to ask, Mrs. Davidson, but Starr thought we should just let you know the facts.
Starr: And we're a family, and that's what family's for, right, is to help each other out?
Viki: Well, that's called nepotism.
Starr: Listen, Aunt Viki, you have to do this for me, ok? If you don't, I will have to live the rest of my life alone and die heartbroken.
Todd: No, no, no -- look. Right here. See that?
Blair: Yeah, I see that. That is a map that Asa drew on the back of our divorce decree.
Todd: No. No, but it says --
Blair: Manure pile. Right there.
Blair: It's a manure pile. Behind the stables, that little spot right there that says .12 acres. Yeah.
Todd: Yeah, but it says "Belongs to Blair."
Blair: That was just Asa’s way of getting back at me for our marriage. You should have seen him. He was just so happy to be able to stick it to me. I just -- that's it. That's what it is, a manure pile.
Todd: He left you a manure pile? That's -- that's good.
Blair: Yeah, and you know what I wish I had done with that manure? Taken it and thrown it right into his face, but I was too exhausted. I just -- I wanted out of this marriage.
Todd: But -- listen.
Todd: According to this, he gave you property, right in the middle --
Blair: So what?
Todd: So, we just have to figure out how to turn .12 acres into the whole 96-acre estate.
Blair: And how do you plan on doing that?
Bailiff: Yes, your honor.
Kelly: Oh, my God! Thank God!
Evangeline: Are you ok?
Kelly: Yes, yes. We won. We won. We did it.
Mr. Emerson: I warned you there could be a surprise here today, but this is just a temporary custody hearing. The trial comes next, and we will win that.
Kevin: I don't want to just win it. I want sole custody of Ace -- no visitation rights for Kelly whatsoever. You understand me?
Dorian: So wonderful. It's the best news.
Asa: You listen to me, Kelly.
Dorian: Asa, you stay out of this.
Asa: And you listen good! I backed you every step of the way in your marriage to Kevin, but no more! And the sooner you lose the Buchanan name, the better! And since Todd Manning doesn't want his own kid, you can take him to hell, where you both belong!
Kelly: Asa --
Dorian: Pay no attention to him. Good idea, changing your name. How about the baby's?
Kelly: I can't believe Kevin didn't tell Asa that Todd’s not really the father.
Dorian: What does it matter? You won! And look! You got the baby back!
Kelly: Oh, my God! Hello, Ace! Hello, sweet boy! Hello! Oh, I missed you. Did you miss me? Did you miss your mama? Huh?
Kelly: Oh, hello!
Dorian: You were magnificent.
Evangeline: Thank you. But I'm already a little bit worried about what's coming. Kelly was more than a little unsteady today. Do you think that she can make it through the actual trial?
Kelly: I'm so happy.
Mark: Nobody wanted to hear it.
Marcie: That's not true.
Mark: I mean, why did I suddenly have -- you know, actually, I know why. It's because I heard you defending your brother.
Mark: Yeah. When your other brother Ron --
Mark: Came down on you for saying it was ok for Eric to marry his partner and you just stuck up for him. It made me want to stand up and be heard, you know? I've spent my whole life worrying what people will think if they find out I’m --
Marcie: Yeah, well, now you don't have to worry about that anymore.
Mark: Yeah. You got that right. You know, it -- it's like when I heard you fighting for Eric, I realize I've been afraid too long, way too long. I'm gay, and I don't care who knows it.
Kelly: Gosh, it just feels like a dream -- he was gone, now he's back.
Evangeline: Well, it's only the first step. Remember that.
Adriana: Oh, you've got Ace back!
Adriana: That's wonderful!
Dorian: Yes, we did, and we're going to make sure we keep him.
Evangeline: Yes, we are.
Adriana: Are you glad to be back with your mommy? I bet you are!
Kelly: He loves it when you talk to him. You know, you're going to be a good mom someday.
Evangeline: Kelly, could I have just a minute of your time?
Evangeline: Excuse us.
Dorian: Yes, of course. So, darling, how are you feeling?
Adriana: Fine. Fine.
Dorian: Are you sure? I really wish you'd tell me what's bothering you, what's wrong -- if it isn't River, what is it?
Kelly: Kevin would find the most ruthless lawyer available.
Evangeline: Then I hope you realize how bad this could get. We're going to need more than a "good mother" approach. We're going to have to prove that Kevin was an unfit father, maybe even a danger to the child.
Asa: Oh, judges always think the mother's perfect. I kind of let Kelly have it for getting herself pregnant by that Manning.
Kevin: I should've fired Emerson right then and there.
Asa: That gal doesn't have a friend left. Even Blair turned on her. Manning, too. Hell, the two of them even turned on each other.
Asa: I saw Blair having it out with Todd for crawling into Kelly’s bed. She threw a drink in his face at the Palace Bar.
Kevin: Wait a minute, Todd isn't --
Asa: Oh, please. The three of them can go to hell for all I care. But you know, that little -- that little Ace, he's -- he is kind of special. Yeah, he deserves to be a Buchanan.
Kevin: Listen, grandpa, I got to take care of something. All right? I'll be right back.
Asa: If you're going to get Ace, carry a gun.
Evangeline: Well, I'll work on getting what we need for the trial. You just enjoy having your little baby back.
Kelly: Ok. Thank you so much.
Dorian: I'll walk you out.
Dorian: Evangeline, thank you so much, and I cannot tell you how impressed I was with your presentation in court today.
Evangeline: Oh, thank you. Thank you for saying that. You know, the court never should have taken away her baby in the first place.
Evangeline: But Kelly seems better.
Dorian: Yes, thank heaven!
Evangeline: You know what? Do you think you could get her to see a psychiatrist between now and the trial? I need her to be as strong as possible.
Dorian: Consider it done. Thank you.
Evangeline: Thank you.
Adriana: Oh, Ace. When you were pregnant with Ace, Kelly, did you ever have morning sickness?
Kelly: Um -- well, the -- the first trimester was kind of hit or miss.
Adriana: Yeah, right. I know he was born out in the country or a farm or whatever. Were you ever worried something would go wrong?
Kelly: No. I mean -- of course, yeah, but -- but nothing did.
Adriana: Being a mother is such a big responsibility. Do you ever feel, like, overwhelmed or maybe that you weren't going to be able to --
Kelly: Adriana, stop asking questions, please. Just -- just stop it!
Todd: Yeah, I know -- it's a stretch.
Todd: I can do it.
Todd: A little while ago, we didn't have a leg to stand on. Do you remember?
Blair: Oh, yeah, and now we are knee-deep in a pile of manure!
Todd: Ha-ha-ha. Yeah, we're going to do this.
Todd: Yep. As long as I've got you and the kids, I can win at anything. I can just imagine the look on your face when we move into that mansion. It's all yours, Blair -- the new Manning home.
Todd: What? You still here?
Kevin: I hope you're proud of yourselves.
Blair: Oh, I am so proud of Todd. He is a real winner.
Kevin: When grandpa heard about this place being lost to you guys, he had a heart attack and died.
Blair: Well, Kevin, there's the door.
Todd: Oh, now, Blair, he's lost. We should be kind to him.
Blair: Oh, you're right. Kevin, do you need a place to live? Well, if you do, you can bunk on the cow manure!
[Todd and Blair laugh]
Todd: I think we can do it.
Blair: Well, one thing I have definitely learned, and that is never underestimate Todd Manning.
Kevin: Manning, I know you're in there! Come on, open up!
Blair: Don't answer it.
Todd: No, it's Kevin. This could be fun.
Todd: Yes. Clean up this stuff, let's do it.
Kevin: Open the door, Todd! Come on!
Blair: Hey, wait a minute! Wait -- I got it, I got it, I got it, I got it, I got it. Wait, wait, wait. All right.
Todd: Oh, hey, it's my nephew, Kevin.
Todd: How can I help you, sir?
Kevin: What the hell are you up to?
Travis: Oh, look, I have talked to her about this every day, and she'd actually like to get out of the city and maybe live down here.
Viki: Well, she'll have to file a formal application and go through the normal hiring process.
Starr: Why? Your executive assistant is on maternity leave. You said that just the other day.
Viki: Boy, you listen in on all kinds of conversations, don't you, Starr?
Starr: Aunt Viki?
Starr: Just think of it as saving my life, ok?
Viki: Ok, I'll tell you what, Travis -- ask your mother to contact my office and then we'll arrange to have her submit a resume and then she can come for an interview, ok?
Viki: Starr? That's all I'm promising. Let's not get ahead of ourselves, ok?
Starr: You're the best.
Travis: Thank you so much, Mrs. Davidson. I really appreciate this.
Viki: Oh, ok.
Starr: Now, come on. We have to get to the park --
Travis: Oh, ok. Thanks.
Starr: Before all the good spots are taken. Thanks, Aunt Viki!
Starr: Hurry up!
Starr: Come on, come on!
Viki: All right, off you go. Goodbye.
Dorian: Well, hi, Starr -- hello. My goodness.
Viki: Yeah, well, she needed a favor. Come in.
Dorian: That's rather interesting because I also need a favor.
Dorian: Viki, I need you to get Kevin to drop his custody battle for Ace.
Blair: Oh. I bet you -- Asa saw me spill a drink.
Todd: Oh, that's right. That's right.
Todd: We weren't fighting.
Todd: No. Not at all.
Blair: Why would I be angry at Todd for sleeping with Kelly when it didn't happen, Kevin?
Todd: Yeah, Blair and I have a really great relationship --
Todd: Unlike you and --
Blair: What's her name?
Kevin: All right, well, whatever it is you think you're doing, it's not going to work.
Todd: Did you ever think maybe we're not doing anything? Did you ever think maybe your grandfather is a complete lunatic?
Blair: He is suspicious.
Todd: Don't worry about him. If he comes after us, I'll bury him.
Nick: In your dreams, homo. Look, I want a new roommate.
Roxy: I don't see anything wrong with the one you got, man.
Nick: Yeah? Well, I do. So put the gay boy here in with Riley Colson. You can give me Jen.
Marcie: There's no way that Jen's going to room with you.
Nick: Ok, look, then give me Riley and you put this one in with Jen. They can do each other's nails.
Marcie: Oh, you've got to be the biggest pighead --
Nick: Look, I'm all man, ok? If anybody's got a problem with that, they can move somewhere else.
Marcie: Yeah, well, I know where you can --
Mark: Marcie, Marcie, stop. It's ok. Let him say whatever he wants.
Roxy: Ok, here's the deal, Dick -- I mean, Nick -- whatever. Ok, you have a room with Mark. You don't like it? Fine. There's a little space in the garage, a little bit of floor space if you can stand the smell.
Dorian: At any rate, if Kevin were to drop the custody part of his divorce proceedings, then I am sure that Kelly would forego things like alimony. She would -- she would, of course, promise no adverse publicity.
Viki: Dorian, stop, stop, stop, stop, ok? I would like nothing better in the whole world than for Kevin to drop this custody suit, but I have no influence.
Dorian: Viki, that's nonsense. Kevin always listens to what you tell him.
Viki: Yes, but not anymore. In fact, we aren't even speaking right now. God knows that I -- I hope we can recover from this because I love him and I know he loves me, but what has happened in the few -- well, in the last few months -- has absolutely brought out the worst in him. He has become almost unrecognizable.
Kevin: Yes, no problem. Listen, I ran into Blair.
Asa: Oh, lucky you.
Kevin: Grandpa, she said she never threw a drink at Todd when they were at The Palace. She said that she spilled one accidentally.
Asa: Yeah? Now, you're going to believe that lying witch or are you going to believe your own grandpa? I know what I saw. What, do you think I'm nuts or something? Excuse me.
Adriana: No, I shouldn't be asking so many stupid questions about your pregnancy.
Kelly: No, no, it's -- it's ok, it's ok. I just -- I need to rest, that's all.
Adriana: Of course. No, take care.
Kelly: Yeah, good to be home? Hmm? Mommy is so happy to have you back. Kevin is never going to take you away from me. Never. And if he tries, I'll kill him.
Stay tuned for scenes from the next "One Life to Live."
Kelly: Will you help me? I think you're the one person that can make Kevin stop all this.
Todd: You own more of that property than you suspect.
Tico: You have all the right to be suspicious. I have lied to you. I have lied to you all.
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