One Life to Live Transcript Friday 12/23/05
Proofread by Brandi
Paige: So after you build this, then what?
Matthew: And then in the spring, we build up the real one in our tree.
Renee: Ooh. Ooh, is that -- is that old tree capable of holding that?
Bo: No, we're going to build it strong. Right, buddy?
Matthew: Rock-solid, dad.
Paige: I can't wait to hang out up there with you guys.
Bo: How about you, Renee?
Renee: Oh, I'm going to pass that by. Fear of heights.
Matthew: It's going to be so cool. We were going to do it in October, but that's when mom got sick. You think she'll be awake by the time we start building?
Renee: Long before that, sweetheart.
Matthew: All right, great. So what do we do first?
Bo: Well --
John: Hey, I didn't realize you had company. I'll come back, ok?
Paige: Oh, john, don't go. Asa's still in the sunroom, right?
Renee: Santa Buchanan rides again.
Paige: Well, then why don't the three of us go check out his outfit and let these two guys talk.
Bo: We'll get to work on this soon as you get back, ok?
Matthew: Ok. Merry Christmas, John.
John: You, too, buddy. Merry Christmas. Bye-bye.
John: I'm sorry, Bo. I didn't mean to chase away the family like that.
Bo: No, no, no, don't worry about it.
John: All right. I just wanted to give you an update on the fallout from the Statesville riot.
Bo: Yeah, agent Arlen called. He kind of brought me up to speed.
John: Yeah? Did he -- did he tell you Cris Vega's officially a free man?
Bo: No, I don't think he knew it. How do you feel about that?
John: He's innocent, right? He deserves to be free.
Bo: Yeah, but I don't see you two going to Rodi's and having a couple beers anytime soon.
John: Probably not. Although we did sort of share a cup of coffee earlier in the diner.
Bo: No kidding?
Bo: Natalie finally make up her mind who she wants to be with?
John: She has. She doesn't want anything to do with either one of us.
Natalie: Hey, that name is a little crooked.
Cristian: I did it on purpose.
Natalie: Hey, don't use too much glue, ok, because the letters are starting to squish together.
Cristian: Whoa, whoa. Am I giving you a hard time about my stocking?
Natalie: No. That's because you're a nicer person than I am. And you don't have to because, see, I did it so perfectly. Ew! Ok, this stuff is horrible. Uh-oh. I'm ruining it.
Cristian: It's ok. I won't hold it against you.
Natalie: You didn't do much better.
Cristian: Careful. You know, we artists are very sensitive about our, you know, glitter-gluing abilities. It takes a lot out of us.
Natalie: Oh, yeah, I can see that.
Natalie: Want to take a break?
Cristian: For sure.
Cristian: Wait a minute. You're saying that you have multiple personalities like your mom? I didn't know you could inherit something like that.
Jessica: Not exactly. It's more like I'm genetically predisposed to it -- that's the term -- and it usually is brought on by some sort of trauma that causes the personality to split off.
Cristian: And do you know what trauma it was?
Jessica: No, not yet.
Antonio: We're working on figuring everything out.
Cristian: How long has this been going on?
Jessica: I'm not sure, but I started having blackouts around the time when --
Cristian: When what?
Jessica: When I saw you pull the plug on Tico. But, Cristian, that's not what caused the trauma at all. I'm just trying to tell you that it started recently. I mean, remember when I accused Antonio of killing Tico? That was Tess. She was trying to break us up.
Cristian: Why would she want to do that?
Jessica: She hates Antonio. She hates everyone and everything that I love. And I owe you an apology.
Cristian: Apology for what?
Jessica: Remember when I accused you of smoking and drinking outside of Llanfair? It was Tess all along. She was making trouble for the people that I love. Anyway, I'm sorry.
Cristian: Hey, it's ok. I've been accused of a lot worse than drinking and smoking. I tried to kill my own brother.
Antonio: Hey, no way. You're no more responsible for your actions then than -- than Jess is responsible for Tess' actions now. Hey, look, like I said before, all right, Jess is home, Jamie's living here, and now we're going to focus on our lives together. Right, baby?
Antonio: We're a family now. Jamie's living here, and we have a new baby on the way.
Cristian: That's great. I'm really happy for you guys.
Natalie: Hey, Antonio, it's Natalie.
Antonio: Hey, Nat. Merry Christmas.
Natalie: You, too. I was wondering if you might know where Cristian is.
Antonio: Yeah. Yeah, he's right here.
Jessica: I'm kind of shocked Natalie's calling Cristian here.
Antonio: Actually, when it rang, I thought it was Nash.
Nash: You don't understand. Tess is -- she's my girlfriend.
Nurse: I guessed that.
Nash: She's -- she's back east. It's Christmas. Oh, she's going to think -- I don't know what she's going to think. I -- you got to help me. I got to tell her I didn't abandon her, I got to phone her. Please help me phone her.
Nurse: Ok, you said she's back east?
Nash: Uh, Pennsylvania.
Nurse: Ok, I'm sorry, Mr. Brennan. You can't make long-distance calls from the rooms. The system's just not set up that way. Do you have a cell?
Nash: Yes, I had a cell. I don't know --
Nurse: If you had it with you when you were brought in -- let's see. Oh -- here we are. Want me to dial?
Nash: No, that's ok, I can do it. Thank you.
Todd: So what did you think when Blair told you about Balsom?
Evangeline: I was surprised.
Todd: He did a pretty good job, didn't he, digging that stuff up about Margaret. She could swim. She was a champion swimmer.
Evangeline: Yes, she was.
Todd: It's the missing piece, right? Right?
Evangeline: I -- I think it's interesting that Margaret lied to you about not being able to swim.
Todd: Interesting? That's it? It proves she set me up.
Evangeline: I'm afraid not.
Evangeline: Margaret was strangled. She may have been setting you up, but she didn't strangle herself.
Spencer: Listen, Blair, maybe we should go try to find some Christmas spirit someplace else --
Blair: Oh, no, no, no, and let Asa ruin the festivities here? No way. Jack, Starr, I saw some cookies out there in the hall. Will you go get me a big plate of those delicious cookies?
Starr: Yeah. Come on.
Blair: Thanks. Well, I'm not going to just stand here and let you rip on me, Asa.
Asa: Well, you can sit right here, honey. It doesn't matter to me.
Blair: I am in no mood for you tonight.
Asa: Oh, shoot. Here I was really going to go out of my way to congratulate you.
Blair: Congratulate me for what?
Asa: Your article on todd.
Asa: You finally wised up to that snake. I'm going to tell you something right now, honey. You know what -- I got to admit, what really shocked me, you finally told the truth.
Blair: I didn't have anything to do with that article, Asa. And Todd is innocent, and I'm going to stand behind him 100%. You got that?
Asa: Then what the hey is he doing here?
Blair: God! Not that it's any of your business, Asa, but Dr. Truman is my friend.
Asa: Blair, I know you like a cheap paperback. Before long, you will be jumping in the hay -- heh-heh -- with old Spencer here.
Nash: What's wrong with the signal in this place? Damn it, Tess, answer the phone.
Man: Mr. Brennan? I need to have word with you. It's detective Gabe Pasette, Napa P.D.
Nash: Just give me a moment, all right? I'm calling my girlfriend.
Gabe: I don't have a moment. I need to talk to you now.
Nash: No, give me the phone, damn it. It's important.
Gabe: Well, this is more important. Somebody damn near killed you, and I want to know who did it and why.
Nash: I walked into a door.
Gabe: Wow. That's original. Looks like the door fought back.
Nash: What is that, cop humor?
Gabe: I'm not laughing. So if you want to talk to your girlfriend, you better start cooperating.
Cristian: What's going on?
Natalie: I'm at Llanfair. I need you to come over.
Cristian: Ok. I'll be there. Natalie wants me to come by. She didn't say why.
Cristian: Listen, jess, I'm sorry for what you've been through. If there's anything I can do --
Jessica: I'll let you know, Cris. Thank you.
Antonio: We'll see you at Mami's for Christmas dinner?
Cristian: I'll be there.
Antonio: All right.
Cristian: Bye, Jess.
Jessica: Bye, Cris. I wonder what that was all about.
Antonio: I guess we'll find out.
Jessica: Poor Natalie. I mean, she was so in love with John, and now Cristian's back. He was her whole world. Well, I guess a part of me understands what she's going through.
Antonio: You were hoping that was him on the phone. Nash. You were hoping that he would call.
Jessica: I was hoping that Nash was ok, that nothing had happened to him.
Antonio: Oh. Oh, is that Jess talking, or is that Tess?
Todd: There's plenty of people that could've strangled Margaret.
Evangeline: We only need one to prove reasonable doubt.
Todd: Ginger Foley.
Evangeline: Her niece?
Todd: Why not?
Evangeline: She wasn't strong enough.
Todd: Yeah, that's what Blair said. Why does everyone keep shooting down my ideas?
Evangeline: Todd, I'm only telling you what the D.A. is going to say when we get to court. We need to come up with another viable suspect who had means, motive, and opportunity.
Todd: That's what I'm trying to do.
Evangeline: So who else besides you had a reason to want Margaret dead?
Spencer: Gutter mouth and gutter morals. You know that's the word out in the street about you, Asa? Glad to see you living down to your reputation.
Asa: I'm not some tinhorn quack who cheats at cards.
Spencer: I don't have to cheat at cards to beat you, Asa. You're an easy mark.
Asa: Oh, my God, those people you're going to operate on, doc. You know, I just told Bo the other day he better check and make sure that he's not missing any of his vital organs.
Blair: Oh, for Pete's sake, Asa!
Spencer: You know what the saddest thing about you is, Asa, is that nobody believes this ridiculous persona of yours, this straight-shooting, two-fisted, tall-in-the-saddle throwback to the golden days --
Asa: Those were the golden days, damn you, doc! Real gold!
Spencer: You had a 10-gallon hat and snakeskin boots, but your word is less than meaningless. You amassed a fortune on the misfortune of others. Buchanan Enterprises is successful because of dozens of swindles. I know people.
Asa: You don't know squat! Oozing into Llanview, passing yourself off like the -- like you're the second coming.
Blair: He doesn't have to pass himself off as anybody, Asa. In case you haven't noticed, Dr. Truman here is world-renowned surgeon.
Asa: Yeah. Well, you better open your eyes, lady. Because this snake is a hell of a lot worse than Manning.
Blair: My eyes are wide open, Asa, and all I see is a desperate old man in a Santa suit.
Spencer: Shall we?
Blair: Yes, thank you. Ho-ho-ho.
Asa: Well, ho-ho-ho.
Renee: Hey, look who's here, Matthew.
Matthew: Starr, hey.
Jack: Hi, Matthew.
Matthew: Hey, Jack. What's up?
Matthew: Yeah, I know. Hey, well, at least your mom and dad aren't both in the hospital.
Starr: My dad's in jail. I can't even talk to him. At least you can.
Matthew: But it still sucks.
Matthew: The only good thing about this year is me and my dad are going to build a tree house. It's going to be the coolest.
Starr: Hmm -- don't make it out of gingerbread. Aunt Dorian did that and the whole thing came tumbling down.
Matthew: Don't worry. We'll probably just stick with wood.
John: Well, you got yourself a major construction job on your hands here.
Bo: Yeah, it's going to be a nice little Christmas project. Matthew -- he's been through a lot lately.
John: He has gone through a lot. You know, it must be nice to get to work side by side with your son.
Bo: It's really nice. What are your plans for Christmas?
John: Oh, I -- I don't really have any.
Bo: Well, you and Michael and your mom -- you're not going to spend it with them?
John: Actually, Michael's working, and mom's singing on one of those cruise ships down in the Caribbean, so -- well, the station should be pretty quiet. I might stop by and catch up on some work.
Bo: I don't think that'd be a good idea, John.
John: Just another day for me, Bo. You know, I don't mind working it.
Bo: I know, but what I'm saying is I don't think it'd be a good idea for you to work at all right now.
John: Why not?
Bo: Well, this past year has been rough on a lot of people. It's really been rough on you. You had to keep Cristian's secret, you had "The Killing Club" killer -- you had to track that guy down. Breaking up with Evangeline, taking up with Natalie, and then all of a sudden a riot.
John: You lost me, Bo. Where you going with this?
Bo: I think all those things have taken a toll on you, buddy. And I think it'd be a good idea if you talked to someone, a professional.
John: I'm sorry. It just sounded like you -- you think I need to see a shrink.
Bo: That is what I think.
Cristian: I give you this ring as a symbol of my vow.
Cristian: You wanted to see me?
Renee: Matthew thinks you are a terrific stand-in for Santa. Don't you, Matthew?
Matthew: You are. You're the best.
Asa: I tell you, Matthew, I really don't know how I got talked into this.
Matthew: It's Christmas Eve. How come you're in a bad mood?
Asa: Oh, believe me, Matthew, I've got my reasons.
Spencer: Try not to take the article personally. I'm sure Davey was just lashing out because he knows he screwed up and lost Dorian.
Blair: You all sound like you're defending him.
Spencer: No, no, no.
Blair: Well, good. Good, because I'm sure David is out there somewhere probably blaming somebody else right this very minute.
Spencer: Yeah, he's not very good at taking responsibility for his own actions. I know that, but I have to keep telling myself he is my only brother. I got to try to cut him some slack.
Blair: Well, as long as you don't expect me to, because he's still fired. Thank you.
Spencer: Of course, I understand that. You can't have him back after what he's done. You'd lose respect of everyone else at the magazine.
Blair: It's so sad.
Spencer: What is?
Blair: Look at my children, knowing it's Christmas Eve and they can't be with their dad.
Spencer: Blair, kids are resilient. They'll -- they'll get through this. You'll see.
Blair: I know. It -- it just breaks my heart, that's all.
Spencer: Perhaps it would be best if you tried not to think about Todd until after the holidays.
Blair: How could I do that? He's in jail. Here I am at some punch-and-cookies party, and he's in some stinky cell? It's not right.
Spencer: No, but there's nothing you can do about it.
Blair: Well, you know what? Maybe there is. Yeah. Look, thank you so much for tonight --
Blair: And Merry Christmas to you.
Spencer: Uh --
Blair: I'm going to take the kids. Come on, come on. Come on, you guys. I got a surprise.
Paige: Oh, Spencer. Could it be that Blair is slipping through your fingers?
Gabe: Can I have a moment alone with Mr. Brennan, please?
Nurse: If you need anything, just buzz.
Gabe: So who kicked the crap out of you? And I want you to tell me his name.
Nash: Look, what do you care? I'm not pressing any charges, ok?
Gabe: This isn't just about you. Whoever's responsible for this is one mean son of a bitch, and I don't like the idea that he's out there running free.
Nash: Well, that mean son of a bitch got what he wanted. So there won't be any more problems.
Gabe: Why don't you let me be the judge of that. Now, tell me what his name is.
Nash: Look, I deserved it. I hurt his daughter, so he paid me back. Please, just give me the phone back. I need to call my girlfriend. She needs me.
Gabe: Really? I think she's going to be a little disappointed, because by the look of you, you're no good to nobody.
Jessica: No, it's not Tess. Can't you tell?
Antonio: Well, not when you're showing so much concern for Nash.
Jessica: Antonio, it's not concern -- I mean, not really. I just -- if this guy is supposed to be so in love with Tess, why when she calls him does he not show up?
Antonio: I don't know. I don't even know why you're trying to figure that out. Look, the guy's a flake.
Jessica: That's not fair. You don't even know him.
Antonio: Ok. All right, you're right, I don't. No, he's a standup guy who just happened to not show up because he realized that what he had with Tess is not going to work out.
Jessica: No. I saw the look in his eye when he was talking about Tess. He's not just going to give up on her.
Tess' voice: He hasn't and he never will. Something must've happened. You have to do something. You have to find him.
Antonio: Jess, you ok? What is it, honey?
Jessica: It's Tess.
Natalie: I want you to take these. Some of them are your things -- Christmas ornaments, stuff from childhood.
Cristian: I don't want them. What I want is you. You know, Natalie, when you and I got married, this became ours. I always assumed that we could use them as, I don't know, some kind of foundation. Keep building on it over the years, maybe give them to our kids one day. I figured we were going to be together forever. I still think we can be.
Natalie: You're wrong. And for the record, I take no responsibility for any of this. It is your fault we are not together anymore, not mine.
Cristian: My fault?
Natalie: You know what I mean, Cristian.
Cristian: You know, I honestly believed I was going to spend the rest of my life in a prison, the rest of my life. And I thought that you deserved better.
Natalie: Well, that was your mistake. You shouldn't have protected me. You should've fought for us, but you didn't. You decided to play the martyr, and you handed me over to another man.
John: Run this by me again. You think I need to see a shrink?
John: Where is this coming from?
Bo: Well, I've been lying here and it's given me some time to think about it.
John: Could be too much time.
Bo: What harm is it going to do to talk to somebody?
John: Oh, I don't know. Maybe the simple fact that I don't like talking to people?
Bo: Well, exactly. There is one of the problems. You keep everything inside, and then you end up making bad decisions.
John: Bad -- like what?
Bo: Well, like getting involved with Natalie when you knew that Cristian Vega was still alive, even after you found out that Evangeline was going to try to get him out of prison. You knew that would lead to disaster. You had to know that, but you didn't do anything to stop it. Now, if you had spoken to somebody back before --
John: Ok, ok. All right. I made some mistakes, all right? Let me tell you something. Sitting around and analyzing my feelings ain't going to solve squat.
Bo: Well, how you going to know that until you try?
John: Hey, you know what? I can't even believe this is coming from you, a man like you. I mean, a man who I know that when you -- you know, when you feel something for someone, you know, you don't stop to dissect every minute of it. You know, you just know you want that person in your life, you want to be with -- hey, you know what? The hell with this. I'm not letting you or anyone else shrink me. You know that? All right? My feelings are my business.
Bo: I'm trying to help you, John.
John: Yeah? Well, let me tell you something, Bo. This is the one time I don't need your help, all right? I'm passing.
Bo: No, no, you're not.
John: Come again?
Bo: I'm not asking you to talk to a professional. This is an order.
John: An order?
Bo: That's right.
John: You're telling me I have to see a shrink?
Bo: I think it'll be good for you.
John: And a good waste of time. That's all it's going to be.
Bo: Well, I hate to have to do this, but I'm making it a condition of your continued employment.
John: My continued -- what?
Bo: Think of this as a Christmas present from me to you.
John: You think this is funny, don't you?
Bo: It wasn't meant to be.
John: So if I don't see a shrink, I turn in my badge?
Bo: John, there's going to come a day when you thank me for this.
John: No, I won't.
Evangeline: I'm going to focus all my efforts on coming up with a list of viable suspects. It's going to be my number one priority.
Todd: It's my only priority.
Evangeline: Um -- before I go, I have something for you. It's a -- it's a Christmas present.
Todd: Oh. Is there a nail file in here somewhere?
Evangeline: Not quite.
Todd: "Nelson Mandela."
Evangeline: Yeah, it's his autobiography. You know, he spent a lot of time in prison, and he never gave up hope.
Todd: Yeah, 26 years. You think I'm going to be here that long?
Evangeline: Not even close.
Todd: Is that a promise?
Evangeline: I'm going to get you out of here, Todd. I'm going to do everything I can to find out who really did kill Margaret Cochran, I promise you. Ok.
Evangeline: Merry Christmas.
Todd: You, too.
Gabe: This isn't over, Brennan. I'm going to find out who did this to you.
Nash: The phone. Please.
Antonio: Ok, what is it? Tell me what's going on.
Jessica: It's -- ahem -- Tess. She's fighting to get out, but I'm -- I'm not going to let her do this to me, not tonight.
Antonio: Ok. I'm here, all right? Anything, anything you need, I'm here, all right? I'm going to take care of you.
Matthew: You ready?
Bo: You bet. Come on. Let's see what we need here, partner. Ok. This thing.
Cristian: Look, I know you're angry with me. But I promise I'm going to spend the rest of my life making that up to you.
Natalie: You going to take that stuff or not?
Cristian: What do you want me to say?
Natalie: If you don't want it, I'm just going to throw it in the trash.
Cristian: Your choice.
Natalie: Well, that's big of you. Thanks for allowing me to make the decision. Can I have another choice?
Cristian: Sure. What's that?
Natalie: Sign these.
Cristian: I'm not giving up on you. Not now, not ever.
Spencer: Do not make me angry, Paige.
Paige: I was just asking a question.
Spencer: How would you like it if I told Bo that you were a murderer? Hmm? I didn't think so. Stay on my good side.
Paige: You really think that as long as you know my secret, you've got me under your thumb, don't you?
Spencer: Uh-huh. Yeah, that's pretty much the case.
Paige: Yeah, well, before you break out your insufferably smug smile, there's something you should know.
Paige: That's not my only secret. This one's all about you.
Spencer: You're a terrible bluffer, Paige.
Paige: Maybe. Maybe not. Merry Christmas.
Bo: It's not a handkerchief. Definitely not a neck tie.
Matthew: Oh, just open it!
Bo: All right.
Matthew: I made it. It's for the tree house.
Bo: Oh, man, this is perfect. Perfect. Honey, take a look at this. "Bo & Matthew's place, no girls allowed."
Paige: But --
Matthew: I -- I didn't mean you. You could still --
Paige: It's ok, I will simply pine away for my men here on terra firma.
Bo: You know what that means? She's going to be sitting in a comfortable chair watching an Eagles game. Yeah. Hey, bud, you ok with me giving you your gifts after I get out of this place?
Matthew: No problem.
Paige: Oh --
Matthew: Paige already gave me a bunch of stuff.
Paige: Yes, and I have something for your dad, too.
Bo: "Get out of jail?"
Paige: You've been set free -- tonight.
Bo: Oh, yeah!
Matthew: Oh, man.
Guard: You must have friends in high places, Manning.
Blair: Evangeline. We ran into her upstairs and she made it happen.
Jack: Merry Christmas, dad.
Todd: Merry Christmas, Jackson.
Starr: Yeah, merry Christmas.
Todd: Merry Christmas to you.
Blair: Merry Christmas, Todd.
Nash: Give that back!
Nurse: You're supposed to be resting.
Nash: Listen, I got to get out of here.
Nurse: Yeah, that's going to happen.
Nash: No, please!
Nash: All right, ok, ok, ok. Look, Tess needs me, ok? She doesn't know where I am. For heaven's sakes, it's -- it's Christmas!
Nurse: You had to play the Christmas card. One call. And if you don't calm down, I'm going to take it back.
Nash: All right. You're a big toughie.
Nash: One way or another, I am going to be with you at Christmas, Tess.
Cristian: I meant what I said.
Natalie: Me, too. I want a divorce.
Cristian: Take care of yourself.
Natalie: I need you to sign these papers! Ok, I've asked you nicely, it didn't work. I demand you to give me back my freedom. Ok, I want you out of my life. Do you understand that? I could never love you again, not after all the hurt and --
Natalie: What did you do that for?
On the next "One Life to Live" --
Clint: Merry Christmas, everybody.
All: Merry Christmas.
Evangeline: I do still care.
John: I care about you, too.
Adriana: She loves you both.
Cristian: That's not possible.
Natalie: Merry Christmas, John.
John: Merry Christmas.
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