One Life to Live Transcript Wednesday 9/28/05
Proofread by Brandi
Bruce: It's Bruce. Wake you up? Sorry, man.
Nash: Hold on.
Nash: All right, what do you got?
Bruce: Thanks to your latest payment, things are progressing right on schedule. That little problem of yours won't be one in a few weeks.
Nash: You know, there is something else.
Bruce: What's up?
Nash: I need you to see what you can pull up on a Tess Buchanan.
Tess: Nash? No, Antonio's P.I. -- he's going to come looking for Jessica. I have to do something about it now.
Antonio: Here's the address and the number to that bar in Napa.
Bo: Ok, I'll call somebody at that end. But you know what, Antonio? Honestly, there's a limit to what we can actually do here, because Jessica hasn't broken any laws. Plus, I've got every spare body out there looking for Margaret Cochran. You know what? You might want to try Balsom. The kid's good, all right? Maybe he can turn up something.
Antonio: All right. Actually, I'm meeting him here.
Bo: All right, good, good. Good luck in court today. Let me know what happens, ok?
Antonio: Thank you, thanks so much.
Antonio: Did you find something on Jessica?
Rex: Not yet.
Antonio: So why did you want to see me, then?
Rex: Talk nice or I won't tell you what I found out about R.J.
Antonio: What do you know?
Rex: Something that will guarantee you get your kid back.
Natalie: Thank you for the ride home.
John: Sure. Get changed, I'll see you at work.
Natalie: You know, I should probably leave some clothes at your place. I'm sorry, that was kind of dumb to say. I just kind of blurted it out. Forget I said anything.
John: It's ok. I guess I could use a little more color in my closet. I'll see you at work.
Natalie: Mom, you're home!
Viki: Hi, baby.
Viki: How are you?
Natalie: Oh, I'm great.
Natalie: I -- sorry. I thought you were coming home tonight. I wanted to be here.
Viki: Yeah, well, Clint insisted I take the company jet, so who am I to argue?
Natalie: Oh, nice. How are you doing?
Viki: I'm so much better, sweetheart. Yeah, the treatments, I think, really worked. The doctors say my heart is just as strong as it ever was.
Viki: Which is actually a very good thing, because Lois told me you were out all night, so I was worried.
Natalie: Oh, no, don't be. I was with John. Mom, you were so right. You can love more than once.
Evangeline: Hey. I didn't expect to hear from you so soon.
Cristian: I think I figured out a way to get out of here.
Evangeline: So you're ready to start the appeal? You know that once we get into this we have to see it through to the end?
Cristian: Do it, as fast as possible. I've got to get back to Natalie.
Tess: Nash? Are you here? Ooh.
Nash: So what are you saying, Brucey? Can you help me or not?
Bruce: You got a computer. Google her.
Nash: No, I need more than that. You got better resources.
Bruce: Yeah, resources cost.
Nash: I'll get you what you need.
Bruce: She that hot?
Nash: Yeah, she's that hot. All right, let me know, I'll get back to you, yeah.
Tess: Hey, there you are. Who was on the phone?
Nash: A supplier. How you feeling?
Tess: A little queasy still. I didn't eat anything last night.
Nash: Well, we should get you back to bed.
Tess: No, I -- I'm feeling better. Let's get out of here, though.
Nash: Right, you want to go out for breakfast?
Tess: No. I mean out of town. We can go to San Francisco. We can go to L.A.
Nash: We can't. We're just about to, you know, harvest our first crop here.
Tess: First crop? We're talking about a couple of vines here.
Nash: Yeah, but it's a start. Come on, our first bottle, Tess. A few weeks, you know?
Tess: That'll be too late, Nash.
Lindsay: Who wants to do some painting?
Jamie: Can I, grandpa?
R.J.: Well, only if Lindsay's sure it's all right.
Lindsay: Well, it's an art gallery, and if an aspiring painter can't paint here, who can? You know where your easel is, don't you, sweetie? Oh -- don't forget to take your jacket off.
R.J.: Wow, she certainly is comfortable here.
Lindsay: I'm just happy she's comfortable with me.
R.J.: Yeah. Problem is she's comfortable with too many people -- especially Vega's never-ending string of new loves.
Lindsay: That's an act. We've already talked about that. Antonio hardly knows Layla Williamson, and the fact that she's Evangeline's sister -- come on.
R.J.: Well, it might not make a bit of difference to the judge.
Lindsay: Are you really worried about this?
R.J.: This could all be over by this afternoon.
Rex: All right, there's a deal in the works. R.J.'s all over it.
Antonio: What's he pushing?
Rex: I couldn't get that. But whatever it is, it's coming by ship, due to dock in Llanview today.
Antonio: Thanks. Thanks. If this tip pays off, then maybe I'll get my daughter back tonight, and then I can go look for Jessica myself.
Antonio: An email from Jessica?
Jessica's voice: "Antonio, I need you. I want to come home, I miss you. I love you so much. I'm not sure where I am. Can you come find me? Please, I need you, Antonio."
Antonio: Come on, honey, be online. Damn it.
John: Hey. How's it going?
Antonio: Actually, I could use your help.
Viki: The treatment was actually rather difficult. But Joey was there and he helped a lot, and -- do you want some juice?
Viki: Clint and his lady friend, Dallas -- do you remember Dallas?
Viki: Yeah. Well, she's a terrific lady. Anyway, they could not have made London more comfortable for me, but I was anxious to come home. And apparently I missed, well, a whole ton of stuff. You and John, huh?
Natalie: Well, you can't be completely surprised.
Viki: Oh, no, no. I mean, I know how you felt, but, sweetheart, you never said a word on the telephone.
Natalie: Yeah -- well, I wanted -- I wanted to make sure it was for real.
Viki: Is it?
Natalie: Yeah. Yeah, it really is. You know, I can feel it. And it just -- it feels so right. It feels perfect. You know what I mean?
Viki: Yeah, I mean, I suppose -- I suppose, yeah.
Natalie: Oh, mom, it means so much to have your blessing. Thank you.
Viki: Oh, baby, I don't know about that.
Cristian: I've got to get out of this place.
Evangeline: Because of john getting together with Natalie?
Cristian: I can't live this way. You know, I thought I could -- on memories of Natalie -- when we first said we loved each other, our wedding, our last night together. But now --
Evangeline: Those memories aren't enough?
Cristian: If that's all they were. Now every time I remember something with me and Natalie, I see her with Mc Bain. I mean, he's the one making her smile, making her happy, making love to her. You know what I'm talking about.
Evangeline: Yeah. What do you want to do, Cristian?
Cristian: I want to be Cristian Vega again.
Evangeline: You sure you're ready?
Cristian: If that's what it takes to get Natalie back. But I want it kept between us for now.
Evangeline: What are you afraid of? That Natalie might not want you now?
Cristian: Or that she will, that she'll come here every day, waste her life. I'd rather have her think that I was dead, till I know I can go home to her for good.
Natalie: Well, I thought you liked John.
Viki: I do like John, sweetheart. I like John very, very much. But I love you, ok? And you have been through some terrible, terrible times, and you have given your heart completely only to have it broken time after time.
Natalie: Ok, I think I know where this is coming from. It's when I asked for your blessing when I was with Paul Cramer, right?
Viki: Well, yes, but, honey --
Natalie: But, mom, this is completely different. Look, I was rebounding from Cristian then.
Viki: And you're not now?
Natalie: That guy was wasn’t Cristian.
Viki: No, he was not, but we all thought he was. And when you did think it was him, all the feelings came back. Darling, you were far from over Cristian, and, my God, there was absolutely no reason to expect that you wouldn't be.
Natalie: That was a long time ago. Cristian's dead. I've accepted that now. And I've moved on.
Viki: To John.
Natalie: Don't you want me to be happy? Don't you want someone else to love me?
Viki: You bet I do. Honey, of course I do. Has John said that he loves you?
Natalie: Well, he hasn't said the words, but I don't need to hear that, you know? I'm not Evangeline. I don't need it spelled out for me. I just -- I can feel that he loves me. I feel loved.
Viki: If it doesn't work out?
Natalie: Then it doesn't work out. Look, I don't -- I don't want to focus on all the bad things that can happen, because I think that makes you too afraid to live your life. You know, if you had known that Ben was going to die and leave you all alone, would you have just walked out on him?
Viki: No, not in a million years.
Natalie: Right. And I wouldn't trade a single minute of the time I had with Cristian. But I'm with John. And all I want to do, mom, is just think about how wonderful it feels right now, today.
Viki: And you're happy? I mean, you're truly happy?
Natalie: Oh, I'm so much more than I have been in so long.
Viki: Well, I guess that's all I need to know.
Viki: Well, then, for what it's worth, of course you have my blessing.
Natalie: Huh! Mom, thank you! Oh, it means so much to me. You know, when I said I was happy before? I think I just got a little happier.
Viki: I love you.
Natalie: I love you.
Viki: Now, have you heard anything at all from Jessica?
Natalie: No one has.
Viki: Not even Antonio, huh?
Natalie: Whew -- mom, I got to tell you something, because you're going to find out, anyway. Antonio gave up on Jessica, and he is with someone else now.
Natalie: Evangeline's sister.
Viki: No, that doesn't make any sense.
Natalie: Mom, please don't get upset.
Viki: No, no, no, no, I'm not upset, but I think that Jessica's in trouble. In fact, I know she must be, because she would never stay away this long without being in touch. Honey, she needs our help, and we're going to have to find her.
Antonio: R.J.'s moving some kind of stolen merchandise. The deal's happening today at the docks.
John: What dock? What ship?
Antonio: That's all the information I've got.
John: What do you want me to do?
Antonio: I want him busted, today before the custody hearing.
John: Then you get Jamie back. I hear you. One problem -- Gannon doesn't get his own hands dirty.
Antonio: Yeah, but his people will. What I need you to do is convince them to name names.
John: This better be one hell of a tip.
Antonio: And R.J.'s into something up to his eyeballs. Now, I can't lose Jamie to R.J., and I can't go after Jessica until I get Jamie back.
John: Ok. If you're with this Layla, why are you looking for Jessica?
Nash: Why such a hurry to get out of town, Tess?
Tess: It's not like that. I just get bored fast. It's the kind of person that I am.
Nash: Bored of me?
Tess: No, of course not.
Nash: Then what?
Tess: I don't want to leave here without you. I want to be with you, Nash.
Nash: Yeah, I want to be with you, too. I won't let anyone get between us, ok?
Tess: Why would they?
Nash: I'm just saying, you know? I mean, we came here from New York to start over, and that's what we're going to do. All right? We don't have to keep running, Tess. We didn't do anything wrong. Ok? Just trust me. I'm not going to let anything happen to you or to us. Ok, a couple of weeks. You know, we harvest the crop, we can take off. We can do whatever you want. We'll go gliding the Big Sur. We'll run naked down on rodeo drive or whatever twists your rope that's not boring. Hmm?
Tess: Shut up.
Nash: I'm going to go for a shower. Join me?
Tess: Why don't you get the water started.
Nash: All right. Whew.
Tess: You lose, Antonio. Jessica's e-mail. I have to delete it before Antonio reads it.
Tess: Damn it. He already opened it.
Antonio's voice: "Jessica, look around. See if you can find an old bill, a house number, a street sign -- anything that'll help me find you. I'll come get you. We can get through this. I'll always love you, Jessica, no matter what."
Tess: No. Go away.
Antonio's voice: I miss you, I love you. I'll always love you, Jessica. I'll always love you.
Jessica: Oh, my God. Oh, my God, I got to get out of here. I got to find Antonio.
Nash: Tess, coming?
Jessica: What are you looking at?
Nash: You. I'm looking at you. Who are you? The latest thing! It's like it was made for me.
Rex: Yo, commish.
Bo: You got something for me?
Bo: What is this?
Rex: My expense voucher.
Bo: Dinner at the palace.
Rex: Yeah, were I got the 411 on Manning meeting Jackie Mac.
Bo: Gasoline. A wristwatch? How much?
Rex: Well, I need to be on time when I meet my contacts. Besides, my old watch is still evidence in "The Killing Club" case.
Rex: Hey, whoa! Hey, I've done a lot work for you! You know, you never would have nailed Colson without me or Hayes Barber. You got me working on another bust. You know, you don't reimburse me, then I quit.
Bo: Balsom, you can't quit a job you don't have.
Rex: Ok, so, what? I don't get anything for all that work?
Bo: Not necessarily.
Lindsay: We can't let Antonio take her away from us.
R.J.: And we won't. Look, our relationship is real, unlike Vega and Evangeline’s little sister. The judge will see that we've been giving Jamie a real, stable, loving home life. And Vega is -- well, he's nothing but a fraud, unfit to raise a child.
Natalie: Get over yourself. You want to talk about fraud, R.J.? You're the definition of it.
R.J.: Did you come down here just to harass me?
Lindsay: Actually, no. I asked her to come here to finalize the sale of the rest of Cristian's paintings.
Jamie: Aunt Natalie!
Natalie: Oh! Hey, pumpkin. Oh, goodness. Uh! You have gotten so much bigger since the last time I saw you, but even cuter -- if that's even possible.
Lindsay: Don't you want to finish your painting?
Natalie: Your painting? Oh, show me! Oh, Jamie, you're an artist, just like your uncle Cristian.
Lindsay: Yeah, and we're going to hang those up with the rest of them, sweetheart.
Jamie: It's for aunt Natalie.
Natalie: Oh, baby, thank you! I'm going to have it framed. I'm going to put it up in my bedroom.
R.J.: Well, hey, yeah, look, it's time to get you -- excuse me -- off to preschool. Come on now. We'll me put this on downstairs . We'll see you all later.
Natalie: Bye, Jamie. I'm glad Jamie still thinks of me as her aunt.
Lindsay: Yes -- I'm going to go get the contracts, because all you really have to do is sign them.
Lindsay: The paintings have already been crated. I'll be right back.
Natalie: I remember this painting. Cristian was painting it right before we went on our honeymoon in Las Vegas.
Lindsay: Yeah, I remember that. He called it "forever."
Natalie: It's the last painting he ever did.
John: What's going on, Antonio?
Antonio: Jessica's in trouble.
John: What kind?
Antonio: I can't say. Look, I would deal with this myself if I didn't have to fight R.J. for custody.
John: That's why Layla's in the picture?
Antonio: I'm willing to try anything at this point, ok, including bringing down R.J. All right, look, if I have to go down to the docks and bust him myself, I will. I've lost too many people in my life, man -- my parents, Cristian. If I could have done something to stop it, I would've. But this I can do something about, and I will. I'll bend the rules, I'll break them, I'll lie, cheat, and steal if it means not losing the person I love most in this world. I'm sorry if you don't get that.
John: I get it more than you think.
Evangeline: And that's my basic defense strategy -- even if I haven't been formally hired.
Cristian: You know, I don't -- I don't have a dime. I mean, I can't even shake on it.
Evangeline: That works f m me.
Cristian: Really, I don't know how I'm going to pay you.
Evangeline: Paint me something. Your work has skyrocketed in value since your supposed death.
Cristian: Well -- oh, yeah. An artist dying young is always good for business. But my stock is going to tank as soon as I come back from the dead.
Evangeline: I'll take my chances.
Cristian: So you'll do this for free? Or are you hoping to get Mc Bain back?
Evangeline: That's not going to happen.
Cristian: Why not? Is he that much in love with Natalie? Or is Natalie that much in love with John? How far has this thing with them gone?
Evangeline: It's gone far, Cristian.
Cristian: How the hell did this happen? How could you let it? Mc Bain was with you!
Guard: Easy, or the visit's over.
Cristian: Are Natalie and Mc Bain getting married?
Cristian: Are they living together?
Evangeline: Not yet. But John doesn't enter into a relationship lightly, and Natalie's been wanting it. Now they're out in the open. They're a couple.
Cristian: After I last saw you, I thought that if I could get out of here I could get back to Natalie, back to what we had. I didn't know I was going to have to fight for her.
Evangeline: I believe that Natalie still loves you, Cristian. It might take a while for her to realize it really is you, but in time --
Cristian: I'm not giving Mc Bain any more time to win her over. If I have to fight to get Natalie back, I will, and Mc Bain better be ready.
John: Lately I know a couple things about making tough choices.
Antonio: Good, then you'll help me bring down R.J.?
John: I'll get a couple units down to the docks.
Antonio: Thanks, man. I could use all the help I can get.
John: All right. Well, I hope it all works out for you.
Antonio: It's finally all falling into place.
John: Keep your phone on. I'll be in touch.
Antonio: Damn it, Jess. "Call me. I'm trying to reach you."
Antonio: Viki. I didn't know you were back.
Viki yes, I -- yes, I am. Look, I was actually on my way to the police station to talk to Bo, but maybe you can help me. Can you tell me what on earth is going on with Jessica?
Jessica: Who am I? I -- I'm --
Nash: You're like two totally separate people. I mean, you're so sure of yourself, but afraid of shadows, and you're a worldly woman who hasn't been around. It's confusing. I never know who I'm going to be with, so who is it, Tess? Who am I -- who am I with today?
Jessica: Uh --
Nash: Oh, it doesn't matter. I can see the sky in those eyes. I love you. I love all of you. All right? And I meant what I said earlier, ok? I'm not going to let anything happen to you. All right? Whatever happened in the past, it's -- it's the past, all right? It can't touch us. All right? There's nobody else, Tess. It's just us. Ok?
Tess: Thank you.
Nash: For what?
Tess: For bringing me back here.
Nash: You mean last night? What's the matter?
Tess: I just need some air.
Nash: All right.
Tess: God, I hate you, Jessica. You just had to go back home and sleep with antonio, and now he's got that P.I. -- he's going to be unstoppable after that e-mail. I'm going to have to put a leash on you before you ruin everything.
Bruce: I don't know who or what you're living with, but Tess Buchanan -- she doesn't exist.
Antonio: I got an email this morning from Jess. She's healthy. Physically, she's fine.
Viki: What do you mean, physically?
Antonio: She sounded like herself.
Viki: Where is she?
Antonio: I don't know exactly, but she's somewhere in California. But she wants to come home.
Viki: Ok. When?
Antonio: I'm not sure. But she will be back. I'm going to make sure of that.
Bo: Balsom, look, I appreciate everything you've done for this department.
Rex: Is this where you say "it's not you, it's me"?
Bo: I think you may want to consider a more formal arrangement.
Rex: What, are we talking a uniform?
Bo: Let's not get ahead of ourselves. But I think we could come up with a payroll situation that you might find appealing.
Rex: Oh, I don't know. I've always been on the other side.
Bo: Not lately.
[Knock on door]
John: Ugh -- I heard Balsom was in here. You, me, my office.
Rex: You want to book me for something, do it here.
John: It's about that tip you gave Antonio.
Bo: You think about my offer.
John: My office, and stay put. Don't touch anything.
John: I'm going to need a couple people down at the docks. It looks like Gannon's up to something.
Bo: All right. Pull whoever you need.
Bo: All right, hey, John?
Bo: Is there anything else going on?
Bo: Well, we've closed some major cases, but it seems like you've still got that hair trigger.
John: Did I screw something up?
Bo: No, no, no, but I do know when something's going on.
John: There's this homicide case, an old one.
John: No, solved.
Bo: What, you think we got the wrong guy?
John: The guy did it, no question.
Bo: All right, then what's the problem?
John: There's still unfinished business.
Lindsay: The world lost a great artist when Cristian died.
Natalie: Yeah. I used to just think it was my loss, but it affected so many people.
Lindsay: You sure you want to sell this last piece?
Natalie: Cristian named it "forever," but I don't believe in that anymore.
Lindsay: I know. Now you just have to make the best of what's in the here and now. Or find something or someone to help fill that empty space in your heart.
Natalie: You know, I never wanted to do that, even though everybody told me that's what Cristian would have wanted. But he loved me, and he'd want me to be happy. I finally am now. You want me to sign those papers?
Lindsay: Oh, yeah. If you're sure you're ready to give it all up.
Evangeline: Actually, I need to go. I'm due in court, and I want to be early.
Cristian: Big trial?
Evangeline: Yeah. Antonio -- it's the custody hearing for Jamie.
Cristian: How's he doing?
Evangeline: Not just Natalie needs you back, Cristian.
Cristian: Would you do me a favor? Can you give this to Natalie for me?
Evangeline: I thought you didn't want her knowing you were alive.
Cristian: Just make it look like something you just found.
Evangeline: Cristian, this -- it's beautiful, but I can't do this.
Cristian: I need something to remind her of me when she's with Mc Bain, Evangeline.
Evangeline: Then tell her the truth, because the minute she sees this drawing, she's going to figure out that her husband's still alive.
Bo: Something in particular bothering you about this old case?
John: Yeah, there is.
[Knock on door]
Viki: Sorry. Hi. Am I interrupting?
Bo: Viki, welcome home.
Viki: Thank you, thank you.
John: It's nice to see you, Mrs. Davidson. Bo, I'll talk to you about that later, all right?
Bo: All right, all right.
John: All right.
Bo: Here -- no, no, no -- come on, tell me about your -- your trip and everything. You feeling better?
Viki: Yes, I'm actually feeling a lot better, and I will give you a full report on everything when I have time, but right now, Bo, I really need to know about one of my children.
John: Oh. It couldn't have taken you that long to look this good.
Natalie: Well, after I got dressed, I stopped by Lindsay Rappaport's gallery so I could sign off on the last of Cristian's paintings.
John: How was it?
Natalie: I'm ok with it. I think Cristian would be, too.
Natalie: Excuse me, duty calls.
John: Mc Bain. All right, Balsom, fine, we'll talk later, then.
Viki: Hello, John?
John: Mrs. Davidson, sorry I -- sorry I didn't stick around in there. I didn't want to take up your time with Bo.
Viki: Oh, no, that is perfectly all right. Natalie told me that you two have -- well, become closer.
John: I care about her very much.
Viki: Oh, I know that -- I know that, I know you do. And you also know that she's been very badly hurt in the past. You know, I didn't know that she would ever get over Cristian, but now she has. John, please, please don't break her heart again. I really don't think she could take it.
Cristian: Look, Evangeline, you don't have to give this drawing to Natalie yourself. Just leave it somewhere. She'll think it's something that she never saw or forgot about.
Evangeline: Why don't you just let me tell her?
Cristian: No, not yet, not until I know I'm getting out of here.
Evangeline: And you really think this reminder of you is going to keep her from John?
Cristian: It'll keep her connected to me. And that's all I need.
Guard: Time's up.
Cristian: Please, give it to her.
[Knock on door]
Lindsay: It's been a while.
Rex: Yeah, I came to see how you were doing.
Lindsay: Well, I'm busy. You know, Jamie keeps me jumping. Not that I'm complaining. As a matter of fact, the custody hearing is soon, so I got to get going.
Rex: Yeah. Maybe you shouldn't go.
Lindsay: Why wouldn't I go?
Rex: Things could get ugly.
Lindsay: I don't expect Antonio to be happy when they award custody to R.J.
Rex: R.J. doesn't have a lock on it.
R.J.: Ok, you're sure we have to get our muffins here, because I think they're just as good at the bakery --
Antonio: Hey! What's going on? How are you?
R.J.: I knew that we weren't coming here for the muffins.
R.J.: Ah. Excuse me. I got to take that. Yeah. What, are you at the docks now? Ok, just make sure nothing happens.
Antonio: You know, abuela keeps those muffins on hand just in case you stop by.
R.J.: Well, we're going to have to take that muffin to go, little girl. So tell your Papi goodbye.
Jamie: Bye, Papi.
Antonio: Ok, here you go.
R.J.: Got it?
Antonio: I'll see you soon.
R.J.: Come on now. And don't you bet on it.
Antonio: Come on, Jess. What's going on with you?
Nash: You're sure about that? Nothing on a Tess Buchanan?
Bruce: I checked every birth record, social security number, and there's zip on this girl. Tess Buchanan never existed, buddy.
Nash: Thank you.
Tess: Is something wrong?
Nash: I know.
Tess: You know what?
Nash: Jessica Buchanan is not your twin sister. You are Jessica Buchanan.
>> On the next "One Life to Live" --
John: It's proof that Cris is alive, and you were about to put it on Natalie's desk?
Paige: He's asked me to live with him. I'm moving in.
Todd: Margaret isn't just out of town. She's out of the country.
Blair: Todd said that she's gone.
Woman: She came back, just like before.
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