One Life to Live Transcript Wednesday 12/14/05
Proofread by Brandi
Kelly: How long have you been up? To you breathe.
Kelly: Hmm, yeah, right. You were just hoping that I would get up and fix coffee.
Kevin: That's because you do it so much better.
Kelly: Yeah. You men are all alike. You stick a ring on a girl's finger and then you expect her to be barefoot and pregnant and slaving over a hot stove.
Kevin: Hmm, well, don't forget planning a benefit and working on a P.R. campaign and taking care of an impossible family.
Kelly: Well, right now I'm just working on the getting pregnant part.
Kevin: I thought we were working on that together, hmm?
Kelly: Oh. All right. I am getting up.
Kelly: I'm putting the coffee on.
Kevin: No, no, no, no, no. I'm not done with you yet.
Kelly: Kevin --
Kelly: Spencer said that if we wanted to try to have a baby we had to wait.
Kevin: We have to wait?
Kevin: We have to wait for this?
Kelly: Well, maybe that.
Kevin: Hmm? How about this?
Kelly: Maybe not how about this?
Kelly: Yeah, I think that's just fine.
Spencer: Good morning, Dave.
David: You don't have to yell, and please don't do that.
Spencer: Uh-oh. Do you want some espresso? You know, I think I can smell last night's alcohol oozing through your pores all the way from over here.
David: I don't need any coffee. I would, however, like an update.
Spencer: Oh, it's very disappointing, Davey, it really is. You know, I thought that you'd had a chance to sleep on my offer and that you'd reconsidered.
David: What offer?
Spencer: Coming over to my side.
David: The dark side, huh, Darth?
Spencer: You know, Dave, don't you remember? We were not raised to differentiate between good and bad and right and wrong and all the just winners and losers, right? History has all written by the winners. Winners are always the good guys. The bad guys are always the losers. And I may be a lot of things, Davey, but I am definitely not a loser.
David: I am flattered that you would spend so much time rehearsing that existential speech just for my ears, but even if I understood it, I probably wouldn't agree with you, Spencer.
Spencer: How very broad-minded of you.
David: Look, can we just -- just drop the philosophy and get down to it? I'm spending way too much energy trying to figure out what's next on your warped plan to take over Llanview.
Spencer: "Warped plan to take over Llanview?" Davey, what on earth are you talking about?
David: Oh, I don't know, why don't we start with Blair.
Spencer: Hmm. That's easy, as a matter of fact. I'm waiting for her.
David: What, you're waiting for her now?
Spencer: Mm-hmm. She could be here any minute.
Blair: Ok, keep those eyes closed! No peeking, Jack Manning.
Starr: Mom, our eyes are closed. Chill.
Blair: Ok, ok, just a second. All right, ok, you can open them!
Blair: Do you love it? Isn't it the most spectacular, the biggest, gargantuish tree you've ever seen? Isn't it just perfect, Starr?
Starr: It's not perfect, mom. Nothing's perfect.
Blair: Starr, come on, wait.
Starr: I don't want a tree, ok? I don't want Christmas, I just want dad.
Todd: Hey, what took you so long?
Rex: Long? Visiting hours just started.
Todd: What'd you find out?
Rex: Man, what didn't I find? Say "ho, ho, ho," Todd, because I think you're going home for Christmas.
Niki: Food. Cool.
Clint: Oh, no, no, no, no!
Niki: What? What?
Clint: No, you don't, no, you don't.
Jessica: Dad, why did you let her out if --
Niki: What, out of my cage? Because I ain't a zoo animal, that's why! Whoopee. I get let out into the mausoleum. So, ok, Clint, what's going to happen? You going to try and get me to talk about the past that I don't remember? Because I live in the present. I live in the here and the now.
Clint: Well, as we all should.
Clint: No, I just thought it would be good if we got together and talked about what's going to happen a little later today.
Niki: Oh, man. That sounds just terrific. What's going to happen?
Clint: A hypnotherapist highly recommended by Dr. Jamison is going to be here a little later.
Jessica: Dad, that's so amazing. Thank you. I mean, it's obvious that Niki's not going to tell us anything, but if you let Tess out, then --
Clint: Jessie, no, no, I have not changed my mind. Niki is going to get hypnotized, not you.
Niki: What? Oh, no. No way, Jose! No, no, no, no, no! You just lock me right back in my room, cowboy. I am totally ok with that!
Clint: Whoa, no, whoa! Wait a minute!
Rex: It took me a while to get, going but once I nailed where to look, all it took was some creative digging and, bam, this came from her campus newspaper the month that she graduated. Ahem. "Senior Margaret Cochran not only broke school but big ten records Saturday in the 100-meter freestyle at the conference finals, leaving buckeye fans wondering what next year will bring without Cochran anchoring the team she led to three consecutive division 1 championships."
Todd: The bitch could swim.
Rex: Fast. World-class fast.
Margaret: What about that island? Could be our own private getaway, where you can't get away. Oh, but it's too far and I can't swim.
Todd: So she must've known. She must've known that I intended to kill her and the baby.
Todd: Yeah, it's obvious. She, uh -- she tried to make herself look all weak so I'd sympathize with her. It's the only thing that makes sense.
Rex: I'm sorry, time-out.
Rex: Um, you're saying you wanted to kill Margaret, you planned it?
Rex: So I was up all night busting my butt to prove your innocence when your intention was to commit first-degree murder, to kill an innocent baby?
Todd: That's right.
Rex: Go to hell, Manning.
Blair: You know, this -- this is totally fixable. I can get it back up. It was just a -- you know what? I'll just get down here and, if you guys will hold the base, I can get in here --
Starr: Mom, this tree is cursed. Just please get it out of the house.
Jack: What does "cursed" mean?
Blair: Well, that is so ridiculous. It's not cursed, Jack. It is not cursed. It's just a little top-heavy, Starr. I mean, I should've known. I didn't have the screws in just right. I mean, you should've seen me this morning trying to do this.
Starr: By yourself?
Blair: Yeah. So?
Starr: Mom, don't you get it? You shouldn't have had to do that! Dad should've been the one to buy the tree and he should've been the one to drag it into the elevator, and then leave a trail of needles from the lobby to the front door and then the neighbors would come over and they would yell at him, and then he'd yell back! But we can't do that, ok, because dad's not here anymore! And nothing's going to be ok.
Blair: Ok. Ok. You know what? You're right, it's -- it's not going to be ok, sweetie, until your daddy's back, but, come on, Starr, it doesn't mean we all can't have just a nice, real Christmas.
Starr: No, mom, we can't have a real Christmas, and I'm not going to pretend that everything's ok when it's not. And I don't want to be in the same house with a cursed, stupid tree, ok, so just please!
Jack: Are we cursed?
David: I just don't see how you do it, Spencer.
David: Carry around that enormous head on a daily basis. Do you force the interns to prop it up when nobody else is looking?
Spencer: I am so happy to see that you have retained a certain amount of your razor-sharp wit, Davey, I really am.
David: Well, that's all you left me with. That was the plan, wasn't it?
Spencer: I don't have time to argue with you today. I would love to, really, but I've just got a few things on my mind, so --
David: Hmm. Is Blair among those things on your mind?
Spencer: As a matter of fact. You know, she and I are just getting closer all the time. It's going to happen. I just don't know how or when exactly. You know, she -- she leans on me now.
David: You and Blair, huh?
Spencer: Yep, despite any distractions from that cockroach of an ex-husband/fiancée of hers. You know, she's actually opening herself up to -- how should I say -- possibilities.
David: Blair's opening herself up to possibilities with you?
Spencer: We're connecting, David. It's as simple as that.
David: So you and Blair are connecting, while Todd is in jail looking guilty as sin, where he'll probably cook for two different murders, which puts Blair in a particularly vulnerable place, which means you can reel her in. Ok, I get that. But I have a question. If you finally get what you want, if you get Blair, will you leave Paige and me alone to just live our lives in peace?
Kevin: Mmm. Hmm.
Kelly: All right. All right, all right, that's enough.
Kevin: Uh-uh. I haven't even gotten to second base yet.
Kelly: Hmm, and you're not going to.
Kevin: What? Where are you -- oh. Where are you going?
Kelly: Because with us, one thing leads to another and then -- no, Spencer said we had to wait.
Kevin: Ok, ok, but can I hold you close if I promise to be good?
Kelly: You are spoiling me.
Kevin: Well, that's the idea.
Kelly: You know, I don't know what I'm going to do with you. First a tree, and then a ring and a proposal?
Kevin: They'll go away. Go away!
Kevin: Oh, for crying -- I'll get rid of them. Hold on. Can I help you?
Man: You Kevin Buchanan?
Kevin: I am. Why?
Man: You've been served. Merry Christmas.
Kelly: What is that?
Kevin: A subpoena. I've been asked by the commonwealth to testify against Todd.
Todd: Rex, wait a minute. Come here. Come on. All right, first of all, it's not a favor.
Rex: What isn't?
Todd: What you did for me. I'm paying you, so it's a commercial transaction.
Rex: Look, I don't know what you heard about me, but helping humps like you getting away with killing women and babies? It's way out of my job description.
Todd: Ok, if you don't like what I'm about to tell you, then you can go and I won't try and stop you.
Rex: I agreed to help you because I believed you were getting a raw deal. But there you go just now saying you planned to kill Margaret, so --
Todd: Hmm, I did. But, uh, it was really only in my head. The reality was a lot different than the fantasy.
Rex: I lost someone I loved due to somebody's fantasy. So the idea of me helping somebody who would think that way about somebody, let alone a pregnant woman, a woman carrying his own child --
Todd: Wait, you going to let me explain?
Rex: You wanted to cap her because, what, she and the baby were inconvenient?
Todd: Margaret held me captive for a few months and she tried to kill my daughter and my wife. On the day she died, she threatened to kill both my children unless I did what she wanted. So I lied, I went to meet her, and I tried to convince myself that if it came down to it, in order to protect my family, I'd have to kill her.
Rex: And the baby she was carrying inside of her.
Todd: That's right. But, of course, I couldn't. I couldn't kill the baby. I went there to kill Margaret. But it didn't turn out that way. She did it herself. She threw herself overboard and I thought she drowned, but now --
Todd: I guess she had more in mind than I thought.
Rex: Yeah, because competitive swimmers don't usually end up drowning in lakes.
Todd: I meant what I said yesterday. I really need your help. And without it, I could lose my kids and my wife and --
Todd: No matter what Evangeline conjures up.
Rex: I don't know, Todd.
Todd: I didn't strangle her. What, do you think I should be punished for something I merely thought? Do you think I should be executed for just wanting to kill someone and not doing it? You decide.
David: You know, it's one thing to be insufferably arrogant. It's entirely another to enjoy it so much. But I guess that goes with the territory. I don't know what I'm talking about.
Spencer: David, the reason that I do it is because you're such an easy target.
David: Spencer? Does it ever even cross your mind that I'm your brother?
Spencer: Oh, no, you're not going to throw a tantrum, are you? Please, no tantrums, none.
David: I'm -- I'm serious. Does the fact that we have the same parents or grew up in the same house or shared the same rotten childhood ever even enter your brain when you're carving me up? I know we can't choose our family, and you're certainly not obligated to like me, but do you have any good thoughts or pleasant memories about anything that happened between us? You're my big brother. You were supposed to look out for me. Instinct is supposed to tell you to protect me, protect me from people like you. You failed me as a brother a long time ago, but you know what's worse? You are still failing yourself as a man. Now, can you look me in the eye and tell me what it feels like to be the sole cause of your little brother's pain? You got nothing to say? Well, Dr. Truman has sure picked an ironic time to become speechless.
Spencer: Hello. Truman.
Blair: Uh, hi, Spencer. It's me, Blair.
Spencer: You sound upset. What's wrong?
Blair: Well, yeah, I'm upset. I'm always upset. I have a family who's barely holding it together.
Spencer: Listen, just tell me how I can help. I'd be more than happy to.
Blair: Well, actually it's -- it's the Christmas tree. I wanted to do something really nice and normal for the kids, and -- well, I don't know, it just -- it fell down. I guess I didn't screw the -- you know, the stand in right. I don't know, but anyway, it fell down and the kids are really upset. They don't even want to go to school, and I don't want to send them off to school when they're upset. Starr's actually convinced Jack that -- that it's cursed.
Spencer: Cursed, huh?
Blair: Yeah, cursed. He doesn't even know what it means, and of course Starr told him exactly what it means and now he thinks this house is cursed, this whole family is cursed. Anyway, I -- I have a babysitter that's going to be coming over in about an hour, but I got a message from Todd that, you know, he wanted to see me.
Spencer: How soon do you need me there?
Clint: Well, Niki's back in her room.
Jessica: Dad, I really wish that you would let me get hypnotized.
Antonio: No, I think your father's right, honey, it's a bad idea.
Jessica: Well, it's not a bad idea if it can tell us something that could help me and my mother.
Antonio: I think the last thing I want to see is Tess come out.
Jessica: Well, it's not really about what you want, now is it, Antonio?
Antonio: Don't twist my words.
Kevin: Well, Hughes is thorough, I'll give him that. It's not like I broadcast to anyone what I knew about Todd and Margaret.
Kelly: I can't believe it's come to this. I mean, Blair insists on standing by Todd even though I think it's wishful thinking, but at times it seems like she actually believes that he didn't do it. What do you think?
Kevin: That night that Todd and Margaret were fighting in the motel hallway, if I hadn't gone out there to see what the noise was about, I think he might've killed her right then and there.
Kelly: You think so?
Kevin: I don't know why it's so hard to believe that Todd could've murdered her. Really, he had the time to plan the whole thing out so he wouldn't get caught.
Kelly: But he did get caught.
Kevin: Well, now I may be part of the whole steamroller sending him to the electric chair.
Todd: You're going to help me?
Rex: Look, if anyone in any condition threatened the people I love, I don't know what I'd do. So I'm in no position to judge, am I?
Todd: Thanks. And actually, this goes way beyond saving my butt.
Rex: Beyond -- I'm sorry, did I miss something? What?
Todd: It goes beyond proving that I'm innocent. It's about getting me out of this cage so I can keep someone from destroying my family. And not the way Margaret did, but just as dangerous.
Blair: Coming! Coming, coming, coming! You are such an angel for --
Spencer: Now, you can tell Starr that this is guaranteed to be a 100% genuine, curse-free tree.
Blair: You are so sweet.
(Soft music playing ) you know, the top surgeon at Llanview hospital comes over to baby sit my kids while I go visit my fiancée in jail. That's perfect.
Spencer: I'm glad to be here, Blair. I was happy to do it.
Blair: Well, I should've -- I should've called Dorian, but, you know, I hate asking her for any favors, and then Kelly -- well, you know, we kind of went at it.
Spencer: You did the right thing, Blair.
Blair: Well, and, you know, I know that in the past that you -- you had feelings for me, and I just, you know --
Spencer: I'll tell you what, would you stop worrying about this already? Here's what's going to happen. You're going to go see Todd. That's the most important thing, right?
Blair: Ok, I just felt so desperate --
Starr: What's going on?
Rex: So you've got somebody else after you, somebody who's as dangerous as Margaret?
Todd: There's no death threat or anything like that, but --
Rex: All right, what are we talking about exactly?
Todd: Uh, it's complicated. Suffice it to say that people can be opportunistic, and if ever there was an opportunity to take my place, it would be now.
Rex: I'm sorry, am I hearing you right? You think Blair could be interested in somebody else?
Todd: No, no, no, I think the opposite. I think someone is interested in Blair. And I think he's a master manipulator and that he senses that she's vulnerable, and I'm stuck in here with a lethal injection hanging over my head.
Rex: Ok, so you've got a reason to get out of here besides not serving time for something you didn't do. What have we got?
Todd: Margaret was a champion swimmer.
Rex: And she lied to you about that.
Todd: She was a champion liar, too.
Rex: All right, I want to be sure that I'm clear. Margaret lured you to the lake, told you she couldn't swim, that she was afraid, then literally threw herself off the boat, pretended to drown, and -- what?
Kelly: This is a real downer.
Kevin: Well, no, we can't let it be, all right? We have too much to look forward to. Look, I'm sorry that Blair and the kids have to suffer because of what Todd did, and we will try and help them get through this whole nightmare best we can, but we have to think about ourselves, too. You know, we've waited a long time to be together, to start a family. We have every right to be happy.
Kelly: You're right, we do. I can't wait to be married and pregnant, whichever comes first.
Kelly: Oh, what now?
Kevin: I'll get it.
David: This a bad time?
Kevin: No, come on in.
David: I was just feeling bad about yesterday.
Kevin: What happened yesterday?
David: Oh, you know, your car and those vandals.
Kevin: Oh, that. You know what? After the way my day ended, none of that mattered. I assume you're here to see Kelly, so --
Kevin: I'm going to go grab a shower.
Kelly: You look awful.
David: So I've been told, thanks.
Kelly: By Dorian?
David: Yeah, I should be so lucky. Look, I just wanted to come over here and tell you that I am really, really happy that your surgery turned out as well as it did.
Kelly: Thank you.
David: Because if anything had happened to you --
Kelly: You would've blamed Spencer, I know. Look, I know the two of you don't get along very well, but he's been really good to me and he's making it possible for Kevin and I to have a child.
David: Blah, blah, blah, he's a God.
Kelly: Not exactly, but he's an excellent surgeon.
David: Wow. The next thing you know, that bum upstairs is going to try to make an honest woman out of you.
Kelly: Ahem, ahem.
David: "Prime of Miss Jean Brodie!" How many carats is that?
Kelly: I don't know!
David: And when did that happen?
Kelly: Last night! He proposed and I said yes and I'm very happy about it.
Nash: Jessica, what's going on over there?
Clint: Niki must've got her bedroom window open.
Jessica: Uh --
Travis: I believe the person you called me about just climbed on the roof of the house.
Clint: Yeah, Dr. Fox, come on in. We'll be right there. Excuse us.
Nash: Jessica, are you all right? Are you there? Can you hear me?
Jessica: Yes, yes, I can hear you. I'm ok.
Niki: Hey, get your clammy mitts off of me!
Clint: Oh, now, you take it easy. I'm just helping you down the stairs.
Niki: What, like I can't walk by myself? What, am I 90?
Jessica: Uh, everything's ok now.
Nash: All right, good.
Nash: I'm sorry, I didn't mean to bother you. I just, uh -- you know what I just.
Jessica: Yeah, I do. Listen, I got to go, but thanks for checking in.
Niki: You've got a hell of a nerve dragging me off the roof!
Clint: You're lucky you didn't fall off the roof and break your neck. Now, Niki, this is Dr. Fox.
Niki: What'd you have to be so rough for? You hurt me!
Clint: Niki, this is Dr. Fox.
Niki: I heard you the first time. What are you, the new jailer? Oh, you're the hypnotist!
Niki: You know what? I don't care! You can call yourself Santy Claus. You ain't putting me under.
Clint: Wait a minute. You were ready to jump off a roof. Now, don't tell me you're scared about this.
Niki: I ain't scared. I got nothing to say! Look, there's nothing I can say under that I can't say over or out or whatever -- not about her or Tess or Viki or anybody.
Jessica: Well, Niki, they won't put me under, so they must think that you have something to say.
Niki: They won't put you under because they don't want you to get hurt, but they don't give a damn what happens to me.
Jessica: Actually, you're wrong about that. You're a part of my mother, just like Tess is a part of me. And I didn't dismiss her, and clearly my mom hasn't dismissed you.
Niki: You talk too much.
Jessica: I need your help, Niki.
Niki: Oh, brother.
Jessica: And if you give it to me, you'll show everybody that you really are human, that you're just as real and as valid as my mother. And you'll show them your existence actually has some meaning. I don't know, the way that I see it, what do you have to lose if you help me? Nothing. And what do you have to gain? Respect. Respect of everybody in this room.
Niki: Ok. Yeah, I'll help you. Just don't get used to it.
Jessica: Thank you, Niki.
Todd: Margaret's nothing if not creative and vindictive.
Rex: So her plan was to, what, make you believe that you had killed her and the baby?
Todd: That's possible. It makes sense.
Rex: Then what?
Todd: Nothing. I think she lets me believe that I've killed her and hopes that it slowly drives me mad. Or she counts on me figuring out that she's still alive and figures I'm going to spend the rest of my life in fear of her resurfacing and terrorizing me again.
Rex: Well, from what I heard, this woman was mean enough to try to pull off something like that.
Todd: She didn't just try, she succeeded. No more, though. I'm putting a stop to it right now. You can haunt me from the grave, Margaret, but you're going to burn in hell. I'm getting out of here.
Jack: Is this too low?
Blair: I think it's perfect. Don't you think the tree looks fantastic? Yes, it does. Thank you so much for the beautiful tree and for watching the kids while I go see their daddy.
Starr: I want to go.
Blair: No, you can't. Dad called and said that he really needed to talk to me.
Starr: In private?
Blair: Yeah, in private. But you know what? Why don't you run upstairs and get the rest of, you know, the top for the thing. We've got the tall man here. I bet you he could put the star right on top.
Spencer: Yeah --
Blair: Oh, sorry.
Spencer: I'm kind of anxious to see Starr's star.
Blair: It's beautiful, yeah. Go on, go get them.
Starr: Yeah, I'll go get them.
Spencer: All right.
Starr: Come on, Jack.
Jack: Wait for me. I want to help.
Blair: Look at this tree. Spencer?
Blair: I mean it, thank you so much.
Spencer: Shh, shh. Please, no more "thank you’s," ok?
Blair: If I can't thank you, then what can I say?
Spencer: Say, "I'll be back soon."
Blair: I'll be back soon. Thank you!
Spencer: You're welcome.
Tess: If I stay here, I hope you don't expect me to start baking bread or anything like that, because --
Nash: Because? Well, if you stay here -- oh, I regret this already -- you don't have to be anyone you don't want to be and you don't have to do any-- you don't have to do anything around here.
Tess: Well, guess what.
Tess: I did something.
Tess: And you'd better like it because I ruined a perfectly good tube of lipstick to make it.
Nash: I love it. And I've loved you since the day you stole my car.
Travis: Who am I speaking with now?
Niki: Niki Smith.
Travis: And, Niki, how long have you been in control?
Niki: Not long enough.
Travis: Niki, I need your help with something, something very, very important. Are you willing?
Travis: Ok. Are you aware of the fact that when Jessica was a little girl she created an alter to deal with her fears, an alter named Tess?
Niki: Yep. I know all about it.
Travis: And do you know why?
Kevin: Well, you two seem very quiet.
David: Well, I was admiring the tree and she was admiring the rock. I understand congratulations are in order. It looks like you pulled out all the stops.
Kevin: Well, you inspired me, David.
David: Really? I inspired someone? How, because I left the love of my life at the altar?
Kevin: Well, no, because you reminded me not to do what you had done, not to take one minute of my life for granted with this beautiful woman. Come here.
Kelly: Oh, babe.
David: I don't remember any of that. You probably didn't notice, but I was drunk.
Kevin: Oh, you were very eloquent. Yeah. Oh, Kelly tell you that I was subpoenaed?
David: Yeah, better you than me.
Kevin: Wish to hell I wasn't involved.
Kelly: Poor Blair.
Kevin: Oh, you think she's going through it now, wait till her fiancée’s convicted of murder.
David: Yeah. Who's going to be there to pick up the pieces then?
Spencer: Nothing like a prompt babysitter. I'll be back.
Todd: I'm stuck in here, so this is all on you.
Rex: And Evangeline.
Todd: She's in Harrisburg now.
Rex: Well, I'll call and give her an update.
Blair: What are you doing here?
Rex: Ask him.
Rex: Well, don't thank me yet. I'll see ya.
Todd: See ya.
Blair: Uh, what's going on, Todd?
Todd: It's big.
Todd: I'm going to get out of here, I'm going to go free.
Todd: Because I got proof now that I'm being framed for Margaret's murder.
On the next "One Life to Live" --
Niki: I'm going to spill the beans, but you got to do something for me first.
Blair: Who would set you up like this?
Todd: It's obvious, isn't it?
Bo: Your heart's going to have to do the thinking about this one.
Natalie: Maybe it already has.
Cristian: I don't need your help.
John: Well, I need yours. That's why I'm here.
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