One Life to Live Transcript Tuesday 1/4/05
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Proofread By Melle
John's voice: He could've got himself killed or he could've got Natalie killed tonight.
Evangeline's voice: You're right. Somebody has to help her. But it can't be you.
Carlotta: More coffee?
John: Yeah, sure. You must be happy to have Cris back.
Carlotta: It's only a miracle from heaven.
John: That's one way to look at it.
Carlotta: You listen to me, o ye of little faith.
Carlotta: I thought I'd lost both my sons. But god answered my prayers and I have them both back. Now, are you going to find those men who held Cris prisoner?
John: The F.B.I.'S looking into it. Unfortunately, Cris couldn't give them much. They kept him out of sight most of the time.
Carlotta: I can't imagine what he's been through. No wonder he seems different to me.
John: Different how?
Man's voice: Boss says this journal is the key to your homecoming. Write down everything I say. Let's begin.
Natalie: I'm sorry we fought.
Cristian: So am I. The important thing is that you weren't hurt last night.
Natalie: I have good news. Lindsay Rappaport called and left you a message last night. She's got a big show coming up and she wants you in it.
Cristian: I can't do it.
Natalie: Cris --
Cristian: I said no, damn it! I can't do it.
R.J.: It's a beautiful day, isn't it?
Lindsay: It's freezing outside.
R.J.: I'm talking about rex. The police have arrested him for the murder of Paul Cramer. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.
Lindsay: I don't think it's anything to be happy about.
R.J.: You are kidding? You should be thrilled. Now that the police have Rex, that means your daughter is off the hook.
Rex: Whatever happens, whatever comes out after I'm gone, just know I was trying to look out for you.
Jen: What are you talking about?
Rex: For me, it's always been about you.
Jen: Nora, I need to talk to you. This is really important.
Nora: Ok. Give me a minute, we'll go to my office.
Jen: No, no, this can't wait.
Nora: What's wrong, Jen?
Jen: You've made a big mistake. Rex didn't kill Paul. He's innocent.
Nora: What makes you say that, Jen? Jen? Honey, is there something that you want to say to me?
Bo's voice: [Echoes] Rex Balsom, you're under arrest for the murder of Paul Cramer. Arrest. Murder. Rex Balsom. Murder. Murder.
Bo: Hey, Balsom. How you doing?
Rex: Well, how do you think I'm doing? I spent the night in a jail cell with one eye open.
Bo: Perfectly safe down there in lockup.
Rex: Yeah. I don't like small spaces.
Bo: You should've thought of that before you shot Paul Cramer. Can we get you anything? Coffee? Water?
Rex: How about a ride home?
Bo: Hmm -- that depends. How do you explain that?
Bo: I'm listening.
Carlotta: I didn't mean exactly different. I -- why do you want to know?
John: Just curious. You're not the only one to have noticed a difference in Cris.
Carlotta: I don't know why, but I'm not sure I should be discussing this with you.
John: Well, it's up to you. I'm not here as a cop. I can't help but feel partially responsible for what happened to him.
Carlotta: No, john, you know that I know it's not your fault. It was that horrible Walker Flynn.
John: Well, I'm not sure Cris feels that way.
Carlotta: Oh, he'll come around. Just trust. Look, I know my son. This anger he has toward you, it'll pass.
John: Well, that's the thing -- it's not just me he's mad at.
Carlotta: Yeah, I heard about what happened last night.
John: I'm worried he's out of control.
Carlotta: He was protecting Natalie.
John: You're right. Who's to say what any of us would've done in the same situation? I just don't want to see him end up getting hurt.
Carlotta: He's fine. It's just --
John: Just what?
Carlotta: Do you know when I first saw my was alive and I -- I had my son back, I was overwhelmed with joy. I was afraid to take my eyes off him for fear I would lose him again. But something -- something was off. You know, it's strange. I can't put it into words exactly, but it was something in his eyes.
John: Did you ask him about it?
Carlotta: Oh, no. Oh, no, after all he'd been through, I couldn't ask him why, and make him relive that whole thing again? No. Honestly, I -- I really don't even think that I could bear to hear it. I should be ashamed of myself -- talking like this. You know, the thing that we have to be grateful for is that Cristian is alive, and I have my son back. Excuse me.
Evangeline: Good morning, lieutenant. What's that?
Natalie: Look, Cristian, this show would be perfect for you. Lindsay's gallery has got so much publicity going on right now.
Cristian: I don't care. I'm not interested.
Natalie: Well, I kind of already called her and told her that you would do it.
Cristian: Well, then call her back and tell her you made a mistake.
Natalie: I mean, I don't understand you. You wanted to be an artist your whole entire life and -- you were so happy before you left. I mean, your art was finally selling, you were trying new things.
Cristian: That was before.
Natalie: Before what?
Cristian: Before! Before I lost whatever talent it is that I have!
Natalie: Baby, you can't lose that. It's a part of you.
Cristian: Yeah? How do you know?
Natalie: Because I've watched you work. I've listened to you talk about how much painting means to you and it's -- it's your passion, it's your life.
Cristian: Not this life. I can't paint anymore.
Natalie: Yes, you can.
Natalie: Paint me.
Cristian: You're too beautiful.
Natalie: No, I'm not.
Cristian: Natalie --
Natalie: Do you remember Asaís lodge?
Natalie: Just paint what you feel.
Natalie: Are you feeling inspired?
Bo: What does that look like to you?
Rex: Some guy taking a walk.
Bo: Now, don't be a smart-ass, Balsom. You planted the gun that killed Cramer in Dorian Lord's office.
Rex: Doesn't mean I fired it.
Bo: Oh, let's cut the crap. You're going down for first-degree murder. Oh, if I were you, I'd take this more seriously.
Rex: Right. So, how many people have you arrested for this already? Natalie? Dorian Lord? David Vickers? Half the town hated him. Nobody's sorry he's dead. That's reasonable doubt enough, and I'm not even a lawyer.
Bo: Yeah, but you're the only one we have on tape with the murder weapon.
Bo: You ever been to Statesville prison? You talk about sleeping with one eye open -- of course, you'll probably end up having your own private little cell -- on death row. Now, if you can tell me anything that'll clear all this up, now would be the time.
Jen: Rex isn't a killer.
Nora: Ok, how many times has he been arrested?
Jen: But not for murder. I mean, he's done some stupid things, we all have.
Jen: I mean, do you think I'm proud of the fact that I drank a bottle of vodka and ended up in the hospital? But that doesn't mean that I'm an alcoholic!
Nora: Jen, calm down.
Jen: Rex could get the death penalty.
Nora: Ok, all right, all right, you're just -- you're jumping to a lot of places here, ok? He hasn't even been arraigned yet.
Jen: But he will be, right?
Nora: Well, it looks that way, yes.
Jen: You can't do this! It's wrong! Everything he's doing, he's doing because --
Nora: "Because"? Because what? Now, listen here. I know he was your ex-husband, and you're having a hard time believing that he could even be capable of murder.
Jen: He's not. And this is not because of my feelings for him because I'm in love with Riley, but I can't let Rex go to prison or die because of something that he didn't do.
Nora: Ok, once again I'm going to ask you, how do you know this?
Jen: I just know, ok? I just do.
Nora: Jen, I get it. You have a gut feeling that rex is innocent. I have a gut feeling that you have something you want to tell me. So, please, tell me. I will help you. I'm here, I'm listening, ok? Give me something to take to the D.A.
Daniel: What about the D.A.?
Nora: Jen? Tell me something that I can work with here. Why do you think Rex is innocent?
Lindsay: Keep your voice down.
R.J.: Why are you so paranoid? Jennifer was a suspect, now she's not.
Lindsay: Stop saying that. She didn't have anything to do with any of this.
R.J.: Then why have I been running all over town destroying evidence for you?
Lindsay: What do you mean?
R.J.: Come off it, Lindsay. There are no cops here, no witnesses.
R.J.: You freaked when the police found the shovel that buried Cramer. You begged me to make it disappear.
Lindsay: That didn't have anything to do with jen. I'm telling you the truth.
R.J.: What about the rest of it? Whose prints did you think they were going to find? Balsom's?
Lindsay: Don't be ridiculous.
R.J.: Well, if you weren't protecting Jennifer and you're not protecting Balsom, that only leaves one other person.
R.J.: You killed Cramer by yourself, didn't you?
Nora: You remember that surveillance tape I told you about? We found a duplicate, and it was a man. It was Rex holding the gun, going into Dorian Lord's office. So can you explain that?
Jen: I canít.
Jen: But I know rex better than anybody. He's -- he's a liar and he's a thief and he messes up all the time, but he would never kill anybody. I would stake my life on that.
Daniel: He was trying to skip town when we busted him.
Jen: Well, he wasn't running away because of this.
Nora: Why was he leaving town, jen?
Riley: Jen? What are you doing here?
Jen: I was worried about Rex.
Riley: Why would you care so much about someone who's been nothing but trouble for you ever since you met? Rex is where he belongs.
Rex: What do you want me to say?
Bo: Well, the truth -- that would be helpful. I could be helpful if you level with me.
Rex: So you're asking me to trust you?
Bo: Right now I'm the only friend you've got.
Rex: Well, I guess I'm really screwed, then.
Bo: Hmm. You know, Balsom, I'm glad you think this is so funny, because Daniel Colson would just as soon lock you up with another murderer -- probably twice your size -- and just throw away the key. Now, let's try this one more time. If you know anything about Paul Cramerís murder, you better tell me right now before it's too late.
Bo: Last chance, Balsom.
Rex: All right, wait, wait, wait! There is something.
Mr. Emerson: Don't say another word.
Natalie: The idea was to paint me.
Natalie: I still can't believe that a year ago I was crying my eyes out thinking I'd never see you again. And now I just want to memorize every moment in case it's a dream.
Man's voice: Listen closely. You have a wife. Her name is Natalie. Now, tell me, what is your name? What is your name?
Cristian: My name is Cristian Vega.
Man: Good work! My superiors will be very pleased. Now, what is your wife's name?
Cristian: Natalie. My wife's name is Natalie.
Evangeline: You said you were through interfering in cristian's life.
John: Define "interfering."
Evangeline: You know what it means. Did you just say that to get me to back off?
John: No. But at the end of the day, this is who I am.
Evangeline: This isn't about solving a case, john. You're worried about Natalie.
John: Come over here for a second.
Evangeline: I guess I'm right.
John: That woman just got her son back. She doesn't need to know that he's --
Evangeline: He's what, John?
John: I don't know for sure. Something's not right. I have some of the pieces -- Ticoís murder, Flynn, the casinos.
Evangeline: Yeah, I know all that.
John: There's a piece that's missing. All right, every time I think I'm about to put this case to bed, something happens, leads me to another lead, leads me to another lead.
Evangeline: That just sounds obsessive.
John: Not obsessive, just who I am. I can't leave questions unanswered. Peleled at Evangeline: Back to Natalie.
John: That's becoming your obsession.
Evangeline: I'm just looking out for myself.
John: This isn't about you and me.
Evangeline: Fine. Then lay it out for me, john. Has Cristian done something wrong?
John: I can't talk to you about this. How can I talk to you when you're representing his brother?
Evangeline: That's a cop-out, john.
John: Not to me, it's not. Hey, look, I thought -- I thought we weren't going to let our work come between us.
Evangeline: Work isn't what's coming between us.
John: Haven't we had this conversation before? Am I wrong? Have we had this conversation before? What the hell do you want from me?
Evangeline: You really are clueless, aren't you?
John: You finally got something right, counselor.
Evangeline: Where are you going?
John: Going for a walk.
Evangeline: It's freezing outside.
John: Good. Then maybe I'll have the park to myself.
Natalie: When I'm with you, feels like everything else disappears. Like all our problems are a million miles away.
Cristian: Natalie -- what does she look like?
Cristian: She's beautiful.
Natalie: Are you ok?
Cristian: Yeah. Yeah, I'm ok.
Natalie: Well, we better get dressed, get downstairs before someone comes looking for us.
Natalie: I love you.
Bo: How did he get in here?
Officer: Sorry, commissioner. I tried to stop him. He says he's Balsom's lawyer.
Rex: I don't have a lawyer.
Mr. Emerson: You do now. William Emersonís the name. Commissioner.
Bo: Emerson. Are you sure you can afford this guy?
Rex: I can't even afford a public defender, and they're free.
Mr. Emerson: Relax, son, my retainer has been taken care of.
Rex: By who?
Mr. Emerson: I wouldn't worry about that. The important thing is that I'm here now, and this interrogation is over. I'd like a word with my client -- alone.
Bo: Fine. You would've been a lot better off telling me --
Mr. Emerson: I'll take it from here.
Rex: Who sent you here?
Mr. Emerson: All you need to know is that I can get you out of here. You want my help or not?
Mr. Emerson: Good. Then we need to clear up a few things right off the bat. I need you to be completely honest with me. Did you plant that gun in Dorian Lord's office?
Mr. Emerson: Was it the gun you used to kill Paul Cramer?
Lindsay: You think I killed Paul Cramer?
R.J.: I don't care. I suppose I should be impressed.
Lindsay: And I thought we were friends.
R.J.: Lindsay, read my lips -- I don't care who killed him. He got what he deserved.
Lindsay: How do I know you didn't kill him?
R.J.: Why would I?
Lindsay: He owed you a lot of money.
R.J.: I'm a financier. If I killed everybody who owed me money, I'd have to open a cemetery. You'd have your own row. Now, are you hungry? Are you eating?
Lindsay: Don't try to change the subject.
R.J.: I said what I had to say on the subject. Now, I'm hungry. Are you eating?
Lindsay: So, why'd you kiss me like that last night?
R.J.: Now who's changing the subject?
Lindsay: I'm not hearing any why.
R.J.: I was distracting you.
Lindsay: From what?
R.J.: From Daniel Colson proposing to Nora.
Nora: Jen's telling the truth -- she's in love with Riley. There's no reason for her to go to bat for Rex unless, of course, it's true.
Nora: She really -- what? Yeah, what?
Daniel: I proposed to you last night.
Nora: I know. I haven't been able to think of much else since.
Daniel: Have you come up with an answer?
Nora: Daniel --
Daniel: Nora, Nora, look, you know what you want. You always do.
Nora: Oh, I wish that were true. It'd make life a lot easier.
Daniel: We're both adults. We've both been married before.
Nora: Yes, with such stellar results.
Daniel: Now, hopefully, we won't make the same mistakes again.
Nora: Maybe I'll find some new ones -- bigger, better, more catastrophic.
Daniel: No risk, no reward.
Nora: I'm not saying no.
Daniel: It's kind of hard to tell.
Nora: Oh, Daniel, it's just such -- it's a -- it's a big leap from "let's take it to the next level" all the way to marriage. And besides, we -- we've never spent the night together.
Daniel: That doesn't make any difference. How do you feel?
Nora: I have fun with you. I'm attracted to you. I am. You're smart. You keep me on my toes. There's no downside.
Daniel: So if it doesn't work out, you're afraid of failing again?
Nora: I really don't think I could take it, ok? And more importantly, I -- I do have Matthew to consider.
Daniel: Oh, I have considered Matthew. Nora, he's a terrific kid, and I kind of look at it as having a second chance.
Nora: Oh, see? Now, there you go again, just saying all the right things.
Daniel: Well, you said yourself there's no downside.
Nora: I just need time, ok?
Daniel: I won't wait around for you forever.
Nora: Did I say "forever"? I don't think I said "forever."
Daniel: I need your answer by tonight.
Nora: Tonight it is.
Riley: Why would you care so much about somebody who's done nothing but treat you like dirt?
Jen: Ok, I know he's a screw-up. But so am I, and he doesn't judge me for that.
Riley: And I have?
Jen: That is not what I'm saying. Riley, I want to be with you. I love you.
Riley: Then forget about Rex! Let him take care of himself.
Jen: He didn't do this.
Riley: Then he has nothing to worry about, now, does he? And neither do you. You know, forget it. Come on. I'll take you to lunch.
Riley: Actually, you know what? I'll meet you at the palace. I'm going to go talk to my dad for a second.
Mr. Emerson: I'm waiting, Mr. Balsom. Did you use that gun to kill Paul Cramer?
Rex: Ok, it was like this --
Mr. Emerson: Stop.
Rex: I --
Mr. Emerson: No. Right there. Lesson number one -- never answer a question like that. That's like somebody asking, "do you still beat your wife?" No matter what you say, you sound guilty.
Rex: Why are you messing with me?
Mr. Emerson: I'm preparing you for questioning. That videotape is bad enough. I don't want to have to deal with your confession, too.
Rex: What do you want me to say?
Mr. Emerson: Nothing. Don't answer any more questions until I tell you to. Is that clear? Good. Now I have to go find out what else they have on you, if anything. I'll be back as soon as I can. In the meantime --
Rex: Yeah, no questions. I got it. Mr. Emerson, you never told me who hired you.
Mr. Emerson: That's right. I didnít.
Rex: What are you doing here?
Riley: I told the guard my dad had me cleared.
Rex: What do you want?
Riley: The truth.
Cristian: I'm starving.
Natalie: Hey, I got to stop by Roxy's for just a minute. You want to come with me?
Cristian: No, no, you go ahead. I'll meet you back at the diner.
Natalie: You know, you don't have to be feeling weird around Roxy just because you don't remember doing that painting.
Cristian: What? I told you, I was just kidding around about that.
Natalie: Right. I mean, who could forget about Roxy, right? All right, can you order me a coffee?
Cristian: Are you following me around?
John: Just out walking. I'm glad I ran into you. Something came up and I was wondering if you wouldn't mind answering a few questions.
Cristian: Actually, I would.
John: Why? You got something to hide? This is an amazing age.
Lindsay: What's going on with you today? You don't believe a word that's coming out of my mouth.
R.J.: "Today"? Everyone around knows that seeing Nora happy makes your skin crawl.
Lindsay: Who says Danielís going to make her happy? And I know she's going to make him miserable.
R.J.: But it doesn't bother you?
Lindsay: Not even a blip on my radar screen. I'll tell you who it's going to bother, though -- Bo.
Daniel: I'm just as scared as you are. But I -- I am sick and tired of letting that stop me.
Nora: How'd things go with Rex?
Bo: They didnít. He lawyer-ed up. Bill Emerson rode in to the rescue.
Nora: What? He can't afford that lawyer. He asked for a public defender.
Bo: Somebody else is picking up the tab.
Bo: He wouldn't say, but I got my ideas.
Nora: Well, Bo, do you think Rex is good for this?
Bo: I don't know. He knows something, and I think he was just about to give it up, and that's when Emerson barged in.
Daniel: Any ideas about what it was?
Bo: No, no, he wouldn't say, and -- but now that Emersonís doing the talking for him, I don't think we'll ever know.
Nora: Oh, shoot, I've got to go pick up Matthew at school.
Bo: What, now?
Nora: Yeah, he only has a half day, and I've got a hearing with Fitzwater in 20 minutes.
Bo: I got -- I'm in the middle of this interrogation.
Daniel: I'll go.
Bo: Nah, no, thanks.
Nora: Oh, thank you. That would be a lifesaver.
Bo: I'll figure something --
Daniel: Anytime. I'll -- I look forward to tonight. Bye.
Nora: Bye. Thank you.
Bo: See you. What's tonight?
Nora: Tonight? Oh, I'm giving Daniel an answer to his marriage proposal. But I know you don't want to talk about that.
Bo: No, as a matter of fact, actually, I do.
Cristian: I don't have any secrets.
John: So --
Cristian: All right, go ahead, shoot. But make it quick. I'm meeting Natalie.
John: These guys that were holding you, these smugglers, they --
Cristian: Why would you want to know about them?
John: Well, you'd like to see them brought to justice, wouldn't you?
Cristian: They bought me from your buddy Flynn.
John: And you said they were Romanian?
Cristian: A few. They spoke a bunch of different languages, broken English when they talked to me. No Spanish.
John: You didn't know what they were saying when they were talking to one another? What'd they do to you, Cris? They beat you? They torture you?
Cristian: What difference does it make?
John: It's all part of it.
Cristian: Look, what happened happened. Talking to you is not going to help you find those bastards. So why are you so interested?
John: Well, an experience like that, it's -- it's bound to change a man.
Cristian: I'm handling it.
John: I know. It's just that -- well, your mom --
Cristian: Oh, wait a minute, you stay away from my mother, ok? My mother's been through enough.
John: Both she and Natalie are concerned that you're not following up on your therapy.
Cristian: I can take care of my wife.
John: Or she can take care of you. I mean, you'd like that. You are living with her mom, right?
Cristian: What the hell's that supposed to mean?
John: What's it supposed to mean? That's the way it is, isn't it, Cris?
Cristian: Don't push me, McBain.
John: The way I see it, Cris, you're not taking care of anything. You can't take care of yourself --
Cristian: I said don't push me!
John: Why, Cris? What are you going to do? Come on, show me what you --
Cristian: I warned you.
John: Yeah, you warned me. Now let me go.
Natalie: Hey, hey, hey, hey! Let go! Let go! Cristian! Cristian! Are you ok?
John: No harm done.
Cristian: Yeah, for now. Do that again and you're dead.
Nora: So now you do want to talk about Daniel and me?
Nora: What changed?
Bo: Well, I've been thinking about it, you know, a lot, as a matter of fact.
Bo: I don't think you should marry him.
Rex: If you're here to talk about Paul Cramer, my lawyer told me not to talk to anybody.
Riley: That's not why I'm here.
Rex: Well, it's not really a good time to talk about midnight logic's next gig.
Riley: Are you in love with Jen?
Rex: Yes. I love her. Always have, always will.
Riley: Is that why you killed Paul -- for her?
Rex: Did you not hear anything I just said before?
Riley: Man to man, Rex. I need to know.
Rex: I would do anything for Jen. Would you?
Lindsay: How you doing?
Jen: Terrible. The thought of rex in that jail just --
Lindsay: I know.
Jen: I mean, I tried to talk to Nora.
Lindsay: You went to Nora?
Jen: Well, yeah, she works for the D.A. I mean, I was trying to help Rex. I'm really scared for him.
Lindsay: I think Rex will be able to handle himself. He always lands on his feet.
Jen: Maybe he won't this time. Listen, last night before he was arrested, he told me he was leaving town.
Lindsay: I know. I -- I know. He said his goodbyes to me, too.
Jen: That's not all he said. He said that whatever happened after he left, that he'd do anything for me.
Lindsay: Did you ask him what he meant by that?
Jen: He wouldn't answer me. But he didn't kill Paul. I know he couldn't do that.
Lindsay: Well, you don't know what anybody's capable of doing until they're pushed, and Paul Cramer pushed a lot of people.
Jen: Still, rex wouldn't kill anybody.
R.J.: Well, since you're such an expert on human nature, what kind of a person would?
Natalie: Cristian, you're really scaring me.
Cristian: I'm trying to protect you.
Natalie: By what, going after cops?
Cristian: McBain had it coming to him, ok?
Evangeline: What happened?
Cristian: I don't know, ask your boyfriend. He's out on Angel Square harassing people.
Natalie: Sit down, I'll get you some coffee. Please?
Natalie: What happened? Why were you fighting?
Cristian: The guy won't let up.
Natalie: Ok, I know, but in the past, you would've just walked away.
Cristian: What -- what are you saying?
Natalie: What I'm saying here, Cris, is that all this anger that you have in you, it's really starting to scare me. All right, I -- I keep waiting for the old Cris to come back, but he's not there. Would you -- would you please just tell me? What did they really do to you on that ship?
Evangeline: Are you ok?
John: Yeah, I'm fine.
Evangeline: What happened between you and Cristian?
John: Oh, that? Just a little theory I'm working on.
Evangeline: Look, I just heard the two of you almost got into a fight.
Evangeline: John, please. Just tell me what's going on.
John: I don't know how to put this exactly, but what if Cristian isn't the person he says he is?
>> Stay tuned for scenes from the next "One Life To Live."
>> On the next "One Life To Live" --
John: I'm in love with Natalie. Are you happy now?
Antonio: You know, if your wife can't get through to you, then maybe I can.
Bo: Daniel is not the right guy for you.
Girl: I took the phone to Mr. Dawson's room.
Margaret: What phone?
Blair: Who's on the phone, sweetie?
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