One Life to Live Transcript Thursday 11/17/05
Proofread by Brandi
Blair: Why don't you tell me -- tell me how Margaret died.
Blair: Why don't you tell me -- tell me how Margaret died. I mean, if you didn't kill her.
Blair: I believe that you didn't. I believe that with all of my heart, but I need to know the truth. I need to know everything.
Todd: It started the night Starr got back from the hospital. When I went to meet her. Finish her off once and for all.
Layla: Hey. All set for the benefit?
Bartender: Ready to roll.
Layla: Oh, the club looks fabulous. It's the perfect way to reopen. Everyone can see the new Capricorn and donate to the cause at the same time.
Bartender: Yep, that was Tonio's thought, too.
Layla: Where is he, anyway?
Bartender: He had to make a stop. He said to tell you not to freak.
Layla: No way, not tonight. I am so excited right now, not a soul in the world could bring me down. Why couldn't I keep my big mouth shut?
[Classical music plays]
Clint: Viki, are you sure that you want to do this? I mean, considering what Niki is capable of, do you purposely want to bring her out?
Viki: Ok, one more time -- Niki may be the only one who knows why Tess was created. So Niki might be Jessica's only hope.
Clint: If Tess was on the up-and-up, yeah. What makes you so sure she's telling the truth?
Viki: I'm not going to change my mind.
Clint: You know something? You are not going to be doing this alone. I am not going to leave your side, not for a minute, I promise.
Jessica: Hi, we're just heading out to Capricorn. We thought we'd come in and say good night.
Viki: Well, you look beautiful, darling.
Clint: You do, just like a princess.
Jessica: I'm just going to go get my lipstick. I'll be right back.
Viki: Excuse me. Jessie? Is it you?
Jessica: Yes. Yeah, it's still me.
Viki: What's the matter, darling?
Jessica: I'm just nervous to be around so many people. It's Antonio's big night, and he's worked so hard on Capricorn, and I don't want to wreck it by being upset.
Viki: Antonio loves you very much, and I think just the fact that you're there with him will make this a perfect night.
Clint: If there is any sign of Tess, you call me, understood?
Antonio: Absolutely. I know it's been difficult, so try not to worry.
Radio announcer: Still no further details on the riots at Statesville prison. We'll keep you updated throughout the night.
[Clint turns off radio]
Clint: I'm glad that place is not in Bo's jurisdiction. I'd hate to think that anybody I care about is in the middle of that madness.
Natalie: Oh, my God! Oh!
Haskell: I said fire, now!
John: Cris, get down!
John: Cris! Don't shoot!
Bo: What are you doing?
Natalie: Cristian, no! We -- that was not Cristian! He was shot! He could be --
Evangeline: Oh, Natalie.
Natalie: Get away from me, you liar! My husband is dead!
Cristian: Mc Bain --
John: Listen, we got to get you out of here. All right, let's go. Come on! Come on!
Layla: You looking to go another round with Antonio?
Nash: Why? Is he here?
Layla: Not at the moment, but it is his club.
Nash: Oh, it's just my luck. I didn't know. I just -- I heard the club was donating all its bar receipts to a cause I care about.
Layla: Great, so you can write a check and take off.
Nash: No. I'm going to contribute, but I'm staying here, and I'm not leaving Llanview. This is exactly where I belong right now. Excuse me.
Layla: Look, it's not like I don't know how you feel. I haven't been here all that long myself. I know what it's like to be the newbie in town. No one gets you.
Nash: Yeah, everybody thinks I'm like a big troublemaker, when all I really want to do is just --
Layla: Live your life?
Jessica: Dressing up and going out -- I'm afraid. I mean, I know I'm going to be with Antonio the whole time, but I -- I'm just afraid of that feeling, where your world is getting smaller and smaller, and it feels like you're being sucked down by this current.
Viki: Honey, I know how frightening it is when you are trapped inside your own mind. I never knew what would make niki come out, and so my instinct was always to hide and stay away from anything and anyone who would set her off, but that doesn't work. Hiding is what caused the split in the first place. Honey, I know how difficult it is, but you have to face your fears head-on. It's what we all have to do.
Antonio: Honey, if you're ready, we should get going. Layla's probably wondering where we are.
Jessica: I'm ready.
Viki: Have a wonderful evening.
Jessica: Thank you. Good night, daddy.
Clint: Good night. You drive carefully.
Antonio: I will do my best.
Jessica: Good night, mom. Thank you.
Viki: Oh. I love you.
Jessica: I love you.
Antonio: I'll keep her safe.
Viki: Thank you. Good night.
Clint: Did you tell Jessie the doctor was coming over?
Viki: No. No, I didn't want to upset her. She feels guilty enough as it is about what Tess did to me, and I do not want Niki to do any more damage to my children.
Clint: I am going to be there the whole time, and I'm not going to let that happen, I promise.
Viki: Well, hopefully, by the time Jessie comes home, Niki will have given us the answers that we need. And then Jessie will never have to see her face-to-face.
Blair: Where did you meet?
Todd: At the lake. I got the drop on Margaret. I put my gun on her. Toss the gun over there. Then some camper showed up asking for matches. I got distracted, and Margaret managed to grab a tree branch and hit me over the head with it. That's how the blood got on the branch. And I dropped my gun. She picked it up, and all of a sudden, I was trying to argue my way out of getting killed. She wanted to row out to some island, supposedly to talk. So we got in a rowboat.
Margaret: Row, row row your boat gently down the stream
Blair: You got in a boat with her unarmed?
Todd: Didn't have a choice.
Blair: Todd, why in the world would you get in a boat with her, anyway? I mean, she could have killed you right there on the spot, and your body never would have been found!
Todd: No, she through the gun in the drink.
Todd: I convinced her that we'd be on equal footing if we were unarmed.
Blair: Well, then why go anywhere with her?
Todd: What's the matter?
Margaret: I can't swim.
Todd: On land, we may have been equals, but on water, I had the advantage.
John: We've got to get you out of here!
Cristian: Leave me! Just go out that exit!
John: Not on your life! Let's go! Come on! Come on!
Natalie: What are they doing? Why are they going back in there?
Bo: Thanks to our trigger-happy friend back here, the inmates up on the roof are able to return fire. I need you two to clear this area.
Natalie: No, no!
Evangeline: It'll be ok. John'll take care of Cristian.
Natalie: Will you stop calling him that? Bo, could you please tell me this isn't true?
Bo: Natalie, listen, I can't get into this right now. Cristian and John have been fired on. You two can't get caught in the crossfire!
Natalie: You just --
Bo: Move away from the gate!
Natalie: But --
Bo: Go on! Escort these two out of this area.
Officer: Come on, this way, ladies.
Natalie: He just called him Cristian. What the hell are you doing to me?
Nash: Keep the change.
Layla: A hundred bucks?
Nash: Yeah, well --
Layla: Are you for real?
Nash: Like I said, it's a cause I care about.
Nash: I've been lucky. I don't know anyone who died of aids. But I know what it's like to be on your own, no family, no home. Those little kids in Africa, orphans -- if I could give more, I would.
Antonio: What do you think?
Jessica: My mom was right.
Jessica: I was nervous about coming out and being around a whole bunch of people. The party scene was so much a part of Tess' life.
Antonio: You think she's going to come out?
Jessica: No, I don't. Capricorn's your club now. I think everything's going to be ok.
Layla: Hello? We need to talk.
Antonio: What's up?
Layla: Nash. But before you freak out -- he just gave a very generous contribution.
Jessica: Antonio, you know, we're just going to have to live with him. We're going to have to learn how to co-exist until we work all this out.
Layla: I made him promise to stay away from you two.
Jessica: So let's just not let him ruin our night.
Antonio: Fine, all right? He can stay. But he better keep his distance.
Natalie: Why -- why are you lying? That thing is not Cristian! He even said so himself!
Evangeline: I know what he said.
Natalie: He was brainwashed! They wanted him to think that he was Cristian so he could kill Tico and Antonio.
Evangeline: Because that's what they wanted him to think.
Natalie: Who? What are you talking about? Who would want him to think that?
Evangeline: Carlo Hesser.
Carlo: Damn it, Potter. What the hell happened here?
Carlo: This riot was supposed to be a distraction. I should be through the sewer tunnel and on my private jet by now. What happened? I'm trapped here leading a revolt! Thanks to Bo Buchanan!
Bo: What is the matter with you? You know you don't fire your weapon unless there's a direct threat!
Haskell: Those lunatics in there killed the warden and God knows how many guards!
Bo: I know that, but I'm trying to save lives.
Haskell: This isn't your call!
Bo: And I'm not going to stand here and argue with you. Innocent people are depending on me.
John: We should be safe for now. At least no one can sneak up on us.
Cristian: I saw Natalie.
John: She's ok. She's with Bo.
Cristian: Where's Hesser?
John: Forget about him for a minute. Let's have a look at that wound. Here. Damn. I ain't no doctor, man, but you are losing a lot of blood.
John: Easy, easy.
Cristian: Find Hesser. Find Hesser.
Natalie: No, I don't believe you, ok? Just come on, Evangeline, admit it -- this is some sort of twisted joke or something. You're jealous, or something!
Evangeline: I wish I could.
Natalie: No. No, this can't be. No. Everything was going so good. No. John? No, he can't be Cristian, I -- no. I would know. No, no --
Natalie: You know, when I came here to see him, there was -- there was something -- something in his eyes and in his tone of voice.
Evangeline: I'm sorry. You'll never know how sorry.
Natalie: Oh, my God. Cristian.
Blair: She told you she couldn't swim?
Todd: Yeah, that's the only reason I got in the boat. She wasn't going to get back to shore if I could help it.
Blair: Oh, Todd. Then what happened?
Todd: Then I told her I was ending it, that I would never accept that baby as mine. And of course, she flipped out. She grabbed for the oars, and so I did the only thing I could do.
Blair: And what was that?
Todd: I started rocking the boat.
Margaret: What are you doing? You're going to -- you're going to turn the boat over!
Todd: What difference does it make? I'm not the one who can't swim.
Margaret: Somebody, please! Help me!
Blair: Did she fall in? Todd, did you push her?
Blair: What happened?
Viki: Clint, in spite of everything I've said, I am so unbelievably grateful to you that you're here.
Clint: Where else would be?
Clint: I'll get it.
Viki: Thank you.
Clint: Good evening, doctor. Good to see you.
Dr. Jamison: You, too.
Viki: Hello, doctor.
Dr. Jamison: Good evening, Viki.
Viki: Please, go inside and make yourself comfortable. I just want to have a word with Clint.
Dr. Jamison: Of course.
Viki: Tell me I'm strong enough to do this. Tell me I'm strong enough to regain control.
Clint: My Viki? My Viki can do anything.
Viki: Well, doctor, I'm ready when you are.
Natalie: Does he know that he's Cristian?
Evangeline: Yes. He knows.
Natalie: Why didn't he tell me? I was sitting there and I was looking right into this eyes, and he just lied to me. Why would he do that to me?
Evangeline: I really don't think this is the time, and I don't think I'm the one who should be doing this.
Natalie: When is the right time, Evangeline? The man I love is trapped in there! Oh, my God, and John! He could have been shot, too! They both -- I can't -- I can't watch someone else die! I can't live through that again!
Evangeline: I'm sorry. I'm sorry.
Man: Special agent Arlen, F.B.I. I understand we've got a problem here.
Carlo: Give me one good reason for not leaving you here, Potter.
Hayes: No, I'll give you two, I'll give you two.
Carlo: You --
Hayes: Cristian Vega and John Mc Bain. You have to deal with them before you get out of here, and I will gladly deal with them for you. You just let me walk out of this dump, too.
Carlo: You've got one more chance. Fortunately for you, warden Haskell did the right thing. He shot Vega. With any luck, Mc Bain is on his own. One fish left in a barrel, and plenty of bullets to go around.
John: I didn't leave you to die in the yard, I'm not leaving you here.
Cristian: You hear how quiet it got? Something's happening. Hesser's planning something. We got to stop him.
John: You're no match for anybody right now.
Cristian: Looks like you're going to go to my funeral after all.
John: Anybody ever tell you you're a glum son of a bitch?
Cristian: I was so worried Natalie would find out about me. I guess Hesser and his pals made her decision for her.
John: Damn it, Cris, hang in there! Hey, you got to wake up, come on!
[ Energetic big-band ]
John: Cris! Don't do this to me, man! Come on! Come on! Wake up!
Cristian: Relax. Relax. I'm not dead yet.
John: All right, hey, listen to me. You got to stay awake. Stay awake!
Cristian: You're wasting time. You got to take on Hesser before he gets to us.
John: I'm not leaving you.
Cristian: Always got to be the hero, don't you?
Cristian: And we're both going to end up dead because of it. That's what started this mess to begin with -- you playing superhero in Vegas. That's what got me killed in the first place.
Haskell: The animals are running things now. They're shooting at everything that moves. This isn't a stable situation.
Agent Arlen: Just a minute. Who are you?
Bo: Bo Buchanan, commissioner Llanview P.D.
Agent Arlen: Aren't you a little out of your jurisdiction?
Bo: One of my guys is trapped in there -- lieutenant Mc Bain.
Agent Arlen: John Mc Bain, used to be with the bureau?
Bo: Yes. You know him?
Agent Arlen: We worked a case together a few years back. Have you been here since this thing began?
Bo: Yes, I have. Why don't you come with me, I'll bring you up to speed. Brooks?
Natalie: I can't look at you right now. Why don't you just go.
Evangeline: I can't imagine what you must be feeling.
Natalie: No. No, you can't. I just found out that my husband is alive and no one bothered to tell me. And to tell you the truth, that infuriates me, but I don't have time for that because John and Cristian are locked up with a lot of crazy thugs, and for all we know they could be bleeding to death!
Evangeline: No. You can't think that way.
Natalie: Think? No, I can't -- I can't think. I can't even feel.
Evangeline: We're talking about John and Cristian here, Natalie. They are not going to give up. They are going to get out of this, and you have to believe that. Good. John did not go through all of this to let Cristian die now.
Natalie: All of what? What did John go through?
Todd: Everything I've said so far is the truth.
Blair: Keep on going because I can handle it.
Todd: Well, I continued to rock the boat, and Margaret really started to freak out.
Margaret: If you kill me, you'll kill the baby.
Todd: He's not real, not to me.
Margaret: You felt him. He's alive. If I die, he dies. Do you hate me that much?
Todd: Margaret, you attacked my wife and my daughter.
Margaret: So you're never going to love me? You're never going to love this baby, is that it?
Todd: Margaret --
Margaret: We're never going to be a family, Todd?
Todd: Margaret, stop it!
Margaret: No, no! Ok, then we're all going to die!
Blair: She didn't attack you again?
Todd: No, not exactly.
Margaret: You brought me out here to kill me and to kill my baby.
Todd: I don't know.
Margaret: Oh, God. This has all been for nothing.
Todd: Let's just row back to shore.
Todd: Stop it!
Margaret: How could I have been so foolish? Bye, Todd. I will always love you.
Blair: But you said she couldn't swim. Todd, did you let her drown?
Layla: So, I don't really know what's going on with you, but I hope everything works out. If there's anything that I can do, just let me know.
Jessica: Well, you've done so much already. What I'm wondering is why.
Layla: Antonio was the first person in this town to give me a shot. He's been a good friend. I just want to return the favor.
Nash: All right, I don't want any trouble.
Antonio: Yeah? So why are you here?
Nash: I didn't know the club was yours until I came in the door.
Antonio: Ok, now that you do, you know the way out.
Nash: Look, your bouncy bouncer told me to keep a low profile. I'm here to support the cause.
Antonio: Fine. Fine, stay.
Nash: Thank you.
Antonio: Next round's on me.
Nash: That's not necessary.
Antonio: Oh, sure it is. Tonight's all about the less fortunate.
Dr. Jamison: You're feeling completely relaxed now, right? I want you to picture yourself walking down a long flight of stairs. It's dark, but you're not afraid. You've been down here before and you always come back up again. You know that, don't you? Good. Go ahead, Viki. Imagine yourself taking a step down, then another, and another until you reach the bottom. Do you see a door?
Dr. Jamison: You know this door, don't you?
Viki: Yes, I do.
Dr. Jamison: Then you know there's nothing bad behind it -- only friends, people you created to help you in the past, people who can help you now. Are you ready to open the door? Go ahead. Open it and tell me what you see.
Viki: Nothing. It's empty.
Dr. Jamison: Keep looking. Niki is in there. It's ok, Viki. Nothing in this room can hurt you. Just keep looking.
Clint: What's happening?
Dr. Jamison: Niki, is that you?
Viki: No. No, not Niki. I'm me.
Clint: Is she still under?
Dr. Jamison: You pulled yourself out of the hypnotic state.
Clint: Doctor, is that safe?
Viki: It's all right, Clint. I'm fine. I couldn't feel Niki. I couldn't feel any of the alters.
Dr. Jamison: This is what I was afraid of. Integration is such a long and difficult process, and the mind is self-preserving. Sometimes it's not possible to reverse it.
Viki: Let's try it again, ok?
Dr. Jamison: No. Forcing it is only going to make your mind more resistant.
Viki: Actually, no. You don't know Niki. She responds to force.
Dr. Jamison: I -- I understand that you want to help Jessica. But I need to consult with some colleagues. How about I call you in the morning?
Viki: Doctor, please? Please? Let's not give up now, ok?
Clint: Viki, nobody's giving up here. Nobody. Doctor, I appreciate you coming over this late. I'll show you out.
Dr. Jamison: Ok. Just try to get some rest. I promise I'll get back to you first thing. Ok.
Viki: Well, I failed, didn't I? I failed my little girl.
Natalie: What do you mean? What did John go through?
Evangeline: I mean all that John has been through tonight being trapped in there.
Natalie: No, wait a minute. You said before that John being here was for John Doe, and that was before you ever admitted he was Cristian.
Evangeline: You know what? Let's go find Bo and see if we --
Natalie: No, I don't think so. You already spilled. You can't back out of it now.
Evangeline: Natalie, we need to focus on what is going on here tonight, not what happened yesterday, not what happened about a month ago.
Natalie: He knew, didn't he? John knew that Cristian was alive.
Haskell: Take this for me, will you?
Bo: Could you get us a map of the area, please?
Haskell: Why are you talking to Llanview P.D.? I'm the one who tried to neutralize Hesser. He'd be dead right now if your buddy over here hadn't have tackled me before I could get off another shot.
Bo: That's because there was an innocent man in the line of fire. See, you made the situation worse.
Haskell: That's what you say. As far as I can see, Hesser's still holed up in there calling the shots. I say we put Buchanan here into custody until we can get a grip on things.
Agent Arlen: That's what you say, huh? How about you, commissioner?
Bo: I say that if I didn't know better, I'd think that captain Haskell here had a personal stake in all of this.
Hayes: So what's the plan now?
Carlo: We stay right where we are.
Hayes: Have you completely lost it?
Carlo: We have to plan our next move. If Buchanan thinks I'm still in charge, so be it. I have no aversion to power. And what better command post for the new warden of Statesville than the office of the dear departed warden Stevens.
Cristian: What's your problem, Mc Bain? It's not like you're responsible for this mess. Hesser is.
John: I'm just trying to do what's right.
Cristian: You want to know what's right? Stopping Hesser from leaving here -- that's right. Keeping Natalie from this hellhole -- that's right. But standing here and watching me bleed? No. You got to go. You got to stop this.
John: I'm not leaving you here to bleed to death.
Cristian: You don't have a choice. You don't have a choice.
( Wooden flute playing throughout )
Antonio: Most of us know at least one person whose life has been devastated by AIDS. In Africa, there are thousands of people who are being killed every single day. It's estimated that 25 million children will be orphaned by this disease before the end of the decade. Ok, so tonight -- tonight we're going to do our part to end that tragedy. All right, so aside from all of your personal contributions, our wait staff -- bartenders, barbacks, cooks, everybody -- are going to donate their tips. All the proceeds from all the drinks that you purchase will also go to the end aids in Africa foundation. We've already raised $10,000, so give yourselves a hand. And on that note, I'm not going to waste any more of your time. Thank you once again for your generosity, and enjoy the music.
Layla: Seems like I owe you a big thank-you.
Nash: Hmm. What for?
Layla: Keeping your cool --
Layla: Even though I don't get why you want to torture yourself by watching the woman you love dance with another man.
Nash: I just -- I keep telling myself it's a matter of timing.
Viki: Well, dr. Jamison may be qualified, but he certainly didn't connect with Niki smith, did he?
Clint: Well, it seemed to me that he was taking it easy, trying to coax Niki out, keeping his cool.
Viki: Yeah, that's the problem.
Clint: It's Dallas.
Viki: Oh. You should take that.
Clint: Don't you worry. We'll find another way to reach Niki.
Viki: Well, maybe I've already found it.
Clint: Hello, Dallas. Pretty good. Yeah, you?
Blair: Answer me, Todd. Did you let Margaret drown?
Todd: No, I didn't. I couldn't. Margaret! I dove down as deep as I could to find her. Margaret! Where are you? Margaret? But I couldn't find her.
Blair: But you tried to save her.
Todd: I know. It's ironic, isn't it? I went out there to kill her. I ended up trying to save her life. Margaret! Margaret!
Todd's voice: There just wasn't time. She just --
Todd: Damn you!
Todd's voice: Sunk too fast. And it was so dark and I couldn't see anything.
Todd's voice: I can't swim down far enough. It was too late. She was gone. I stayed out there for a long time looking, and then I swam back to the docks. I -- honestly, I don't remember what was going on in my head. I was just numb. I was in a total state of shock. I got in the car and I drove home. That is the whole truth. That is everything. You believe me, don't you?
Haskell: Half my men are still in there, the warden's dead. You're damn right I have a personal stake in this! I'm the C.O. left with any authority.
Agent Arlen: As far as I'm concerned, you lost that authority when you fired your gun. I'm relieving you of command, effective immediately.
Haskell: Looks like you're on your own, Hesser.
Agent Arlen: That swat team ready to go?
Bo: Just waiting for the order to move.
Agent Arlen: Well, have them stand by. We don't want to send them in blind. We can set up night vision scopes, look into those windows.
Bo: We'll have everything under control. Carlo Hesser's going to be sorry that he ever started this mess.
Hayes: How are you going to handle Buchanan and the other cops?
Carlo: You concentrate on finding Vega and Mc Bain. I will not spend another night in this concrete sarcophagus.
Natalie: John knows Cristian's alive, doesn't he? That's why he's in there trying to save his life.
Evangeline: That's right.
Natalie: When, Evangeline? When did he find out? Was it when you took Cristian's case? Did you tell him?
Evangeline: You know what? John knew from the beginning, ok? I mean, I'm so tired of this. John was the first one to find out, Natalie. John knew that John Doe was really Cristian Vega the day the verdict came in.
Natalie: That was almost a year ago.
John: I'm going to go find a way out of here.
Cristian: Just go find Hesser.
>> On the next "One Life to Live" --
Viki: I need you to help me resurrect Niki Smith.
Todd: If you've lost faith in me, I don't care what happens now.
Cristian: With me gone, Natalie will think John Doe is out of her life.
Evangeline: If I get him out of prison, will you be there waiting for him?
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