One Life to Live Transcript Wednesday 12/28/05
Proofread by Brandi
Bo: Help you find your son.
Paige: I've never told anyone about him, not another living soul before today.
Bo: And you have a son. Is Spencer the father?
Spencer: Hello, you two.
Spencer: Sorry to interrupt.
Kelly: Oh, no, that's ok. I actually was going to give you a call. I was hoping that you might have the results back from my follow up tests.
Spencer: Yes. They are exactly as we had hoped. You're healing right on schedule. You two can start trying to have that baby just as soon as you're ready.
Kelly: Really, really? You're positive?
Spencer: Without a doubt. Looks like Duke's going to have that little brother or little sister after all.
Kelly: Oh, thank you. Thank you so much.
Margaret: We're back.
Hugh: Counsel, my offer is going to expire.
Evangeline: Will you just stop following me, Hugh?
Hugh: Do you think I'm enjoying chasing you all over the criminal courts building? Just put me out of my misery. Give me an answer.
Evangeline: You already have my answer.
Hugh: Evangeline, you are a first-class lawyer and you know as well as I do that if you don't take my deal, your client will die. Todd Manning will be strapped to a gurney and given a lethal injection.
Evangeline: Can you just back off me, Hugh? Todd did not kill Margaret Cochran.
John: Back off before I knock those glasses through the back of your head.
[Knock on door]
Cristian: Natalie. Come in.
Cristian: How'd you know I was here?
Natalie: I saw your mom at the diner and she told me where to find you. Nice space.
Cristian: Yeah, it works for me.
Cristian: What's this?
Natalie: It's a check for $27,000.
Cristian: A check? You think I want your money? Here, you can take it and you can leave now. Show yourself out.
Paige: You're being awfully quiet.
Bo: I don't know what to say. We've been together over a year, um, we live together. When Nora had her stroke, you practically became a mother to Matthew and I thought we shared everything, but you never told me you had a child of your own.
Bo: Did you think about telling me?
Paige: Of course I did, every single day. Same way I think about my son, every single day. God, in the beginning, I just -- I just hoped when he was younger that he was safe and he had a nice home and he had loving parents. And as the years went by, I wondered, "gosh, I mean, is he bright? Is he kind? Is he --" I don't know. Oh. "Is he getting a good education? Is -- is he finding a job that he likes? Is he -- does he have a girlfriend?" I don't know. I'm sorry, I just -- you don't need to hear any of this.
Bo: No, no, I do, I do.
Bo: Yes, I do. Listen -- ok, come on. This is all part of who you are. It is. I just wish --
Paige: I know you wish I'd told you sooner, but I didn't. Like I said, I've never told anybody about any of this.
Bo: When did all this happen?
Paige: Exactly 26 years ago. He was born the day after Christmas. I held him for about a minute, and then they came and took him away. And as hard as it was to give him up that day, it just -- I knew it was the right thing to do. I just knew that I couldn't be a good enough mother to him. I knew that I couldn't give him what he deserved.
Bo: Look, you keep saying "I." "It was something that I couldn't do, I knew that I couldn't give him what he deserved." Does this mean that you gave him up for adoption and that Spencer never knew about it?
Paige: He never knew I was pregnant.
Kelly: Oh. Thank you. Thank you so much. I mean, if you hadn't convinced us to take that chance -- it's really all about you. You made this happen for us. I mean, without you, we wouldn't have even known about this procedure. Thank you so much.
Spencer: It's all right. It's very rewarding to me, as well. It's just nice to see you so happy.
Kelly: Baby, we're going to have a baby!
Kevin: Well, we're not pregnant yet, sweetie. Come on.
Kelly: A minor detail.
Clint: Hello, everybody. What'd I miss?
Kelly: Spencer just gave us the best news. Kevin and I can start a family.
Clint: Well, that is wonderful news. Congratulations. I know how much it means to both of you.
Kelly: And it's all thanks to Spencer.
Spencer: Oh, just happy to be the bearer of happy tidings.
Kelly: Well, not that your word isn't good enough, but I really want to see these test results in black and white.
Spencer: Sure, no problem. Stop by the office tomorrow and we'll look at it together.
Kelly: Ok, great, yeah.
Spencer: All right. Everybody, have a wonderful evening.
Kelly: Thank you.
Spencer: You're welcome.
Kelly: Thank you so much. You should thank him, too.
Kevin: Ah, he knows I'm grateful.
Clint: Yeah. Of course he does. If you'll excuse me, I'll be back in a minute.
Kevin: I'll get you a drink.
Clint: Yeah, make it a double.
Clint: I got my eye on you, doc.
Margaret: Sorry I couldn't clean up for you first, daddy, but I don't have a lot of control over things now that I'm dead!
Todd: Wake the hell up, you idiot.
Margaret: Oh, daddy?
Todd: Oh, God.
Margaret: Look. Todd Jr. is the spitting image of you. Oh, see? Just like I said -- he's your little boy, ugly inside and out.
Evangeline: I don't need you to defend me, John. This is my job. This is what I do. I don't need you threatening the A.D.A. in the corridor of the police station.
Hugh: I -- I heard no threat. It's ok. Just a man standing up for a woman -- a little too forcefully, perhaps, but --
John: Stop -- you're such a pompous son of a bitch.
Evangeline: Ok, ok.
Hugh: Oh, no, no, there's nothing pompous about me, my friend.
Evangeline: Can you just both stop it, please?
Hugh: I'm sorry, Evangeline, but I still need an answer.
Evangeline: No deal.
Hugh: Do you want to take a minute to think about that?
Evangeline: Ah -- hmm. No deal. End of conversation.
Hugh: Just because you pulled a rabbit out of a hat with the Cristian Vega business does not mean lightning was going to strike twice.
Evangeline: See you in court, counselor.
Hugh: Yeah, well, you know what they say -- pride goeth before the fall.
John: Can I talk to you in my office for a minute --
Evangeline: I don't need you to comfort me, John.
John: Stop arguing. I'm bigger than you.
Natalie: Come on, just stop. Look me in the eye.
Cristian: I'm not taking your money.
Natalie: You have no idea what it's for.
Cristian: I know exactly what it's for -- you think I have nothing left. Well, you know what, you're wrong. I don't need your money. And even if I did, you think I'd take it from you? You think you could buy me?
Natalie: Buy you?
Cristian: Have you lost that much respect for me? Huh? You think you could pay me for me to sign those papers?
Natalie: That's what you think this is? You think that I would just throw away our marriage for a lousy 27 grand? I mean, how do you think I'd come up with the money anyway?
Cristian: All right, what? What else is it -- charity?
Natalie: This is your money, you idiot. I sold your paintings when I thought you were dead. Get it now?
Spencer: You've got your eye on me, huh? Wow. Is there some kind of hidden meaning behind that statement?
Clint: Truman, you think I haven't met guys like you about, I don't know, a thousand times before?
Spencer: You know, Clint, I think I'm being just a little bit short-changed here. I mean, after all, I did make it possible for your son to add to the war chest of future Buchananís.
Clint: If what you're doing for Kevin and Kelly comes with a personal agenda attached to it, whatever happens next will not be comfortable.
Spencer: My only agenda is to help people, save lives, and get filthy rich doing it. Now, certainly, a man like you can relate to that -- the drive to get filthy rich doing what he does best.
Clint: I would take all the money I ever earned and I would give it all away in order to protect someone I love and keep them safe. Can you say the same thing? You know, a man who doesn't have a loving family doesn't have anything to lose, does he?
Paige: This changes everything, doesn't it?
Bo: No. No, it doesn't change the way I feel. This is a lot to think about.
Paige: I know. And I'm -- if you don't want to talk about it, that's fine. I should really just go.
Bo: No, no, don't go. Don't go. God, you must have been a kid when all this happened.
Paige: I was young. My marriage had just failed and I was feeling like a complete failure myself. I was so panicked and scared, I -- I didn't even realize that I was pregnant. And then when I found out, I -- I didn't know what to do. I mean, I could hardly take care of myself. How was I supposed to take care of a kid? And then telling Spencer. I mean, he and I -- it was over. We'd never even talked about having children. If we suddenly had a kid together, I mean --
Bo: You never would've gotten rid of him.
Paige: It was very clear at the time. Now as I get older, I just keep wondering if it could've been different. If I had been more courageous -- so now, as my son gets older, it just gets harder and I -- I can't stop thinking about it. That's why I felt compelled to tell you now. These last few months have been like an obsession with me. I just -- can't help wondering. I just want to know that he's ok, that he's not feeling some pain over why his parents chose to give him away.
Bo: If you find him, are you going to tell him who his father is?
Cristian: So you sold my paintings. What, you were low on cash?
Natalie: That's a horrible thing to say.
Cristian: Just answer the question.
Natalie: I'm out of here.
Cristian: Well, how long did you wait? At least answer that.
Natalie: How long?
Cristian: Yeah. How long to sell my stuff? Did you get the urge to clean out your house before or after you decided to crawl into bed with John Mc Bain?
Natalie: So you think that I sold your paintings just to get rid of you? That I wanted to get your work out of my space so that I could be with John, so I could have a clear conscience and a clean attic?
Cristian: Well, why the hell else would you sell my work?
Natalie: Why do you think? It was too painful to have it around all the time. I couldn't destroy them or just throw them in the closet. They were too beautiful, too precious. So Lindsay had them displayed in her art gallery and someone made an offer, so I decided to sell them. I thought, you know, how great it would be that someone else would get to see how amazing your artwork was and that finally, I would have a way to keep you alive forever.
Todd: This is a nightmare, which is punishment enough for ever wishing you'd die.
Margaret: Oh, you didn't just wish it, daddy. You made it happen. You rocked the boat.
Todd: No, I didn't. You jumped in!
Margaret: Tsk, tsk. Your daddy is lying again, junior.
Todd: You're lying. You set me up! You could swim, couldn't you? Huh? You died there, you and that little baby of yours.
Margaret: Oh, no. He's right here.
Todd: No, no, no, no, no. No, somebody called your bluff, didn't they? Somebody you pissed off more than me and now you're dead and that little baby. It's not my fault.
Margaret: It's all your fault!
Evangeline: What is wrong with you?
John: That's a long list. Do you want to have a seat?
Evangeline: No, I -- I don't need a seat. I'm fine.
John: All right. I'm sorry I got involved where I shouldn't have.
Evangeline: No, no, you obviously don't like Hugh and you used that as an opportunity to go off on him.
John: I have no feelings about him. It was a reflex, all right -- sticking up for you.
Evangeline: Listen, John, if anyone gets to go off on Hugh, it's me, ok?
John: What does that mean?
Evangeline: Hugh got the jury he wanted and I didn't, ok? Damn it. He caught almost every break, he sat almost all of his choices and now convincing that jury of reasonable doubt, itís virtually impossible. Todd really might go to prison for life or -- my God, that's best-case scenario. Worst-case scenario is the --
John: Death penalty.
Evangeline: Oh, my God. I don't know how I'm going to get him off on this one.
John: Forget about winning or losing for a minute. Off the record, do you think there's any chance he's innocent?
Evangeline: I know he's innocent. Or I wouldn't be defending him. I mean, my God, we're talking about the murder of a baby.
John: You look tired. You look good, but you look tired.
Evangeline: Thank you. I haven't been sleeping a lot lately.
John: It's been a tough year.
Evangeline: At least I'm here to see the end of it, right?
Evangeline: How was your Christmas?
John: Quiet. Came and went.
Evangeline: How about that Cristian Vega showing at -- showing up at the lighting-of-the-tree ceremony?
Evangeline: That was -- that was a moment.
John: Well, he was there because of you.
Evangeline: And you, John.
John: You did right by him.
Evangeline: But it complicated your life.
John: Hmm. I always wanted Cris to go free. What happened after that, it's nobody's fault.
Natalie: I loved your artwork. But, again, it was too painful to keep around me all the time. But far too, far too good to keep in an attic gathering dust somewhere. So I felt by letting Lindsay sell some of your artwork I'd be keeping your spirit alive in the world by sharing it, sharing you. Little did I know that you were making a damn fool out of me. Your paintings were my memories and I never would've sold them if I knew you were alive. I came here today to give you this money because it belongs to you. And even though there shouldn't be any possible way for you to ever shock me again, what do you know? You actually did manage.
Cristian: Natalie, wait.
Natalie: We have nothing left to say to each other. The mere fact that you thought for one second that I would actually use that money to buy you out? That just shows me that you and I are just very, very different people from the Natalie and Cristian who got married a few years ago, because those two people loved each other, they believed in each other, and they knew each other a hell of a lot better than this. Good luck with your studio. But, hey, Tess and Jessica -- they're going to merge. And then there's going to be, like, one for the two guys.
Tess: I'll show you all the excitement you can handle.
Natalie: Are you going to keep the check or not? Because if you don't, I'm going to be really mad.
Cristian: And I don't want that.
Natalie: Is that a yes?
Cristian: Yes, I'll keep it. Um -- it was a very generous thing for you to do, and I appreciate it. And I'm sorry I jumped to conclusions.
Natalie: Insulting conclusions.
Cristian: I'm sorry. Thank you.
Natalie: Well, you've earned it. Maybe this will inspire you to do more -- make a living off your paintings. I know that's all you've ever wanted.
Cristian: Not all I ever wanted. But I get your point.
Natalie: Did you start anything new?
Cristian: Yeah, yeah, I'm working on some stuff, but it's different than the usual. I'm not ready to show it.
Natalie: You used to show me everything.
Cristian: Like you said, things are different between us now.
Natalie: Right. Good luck with it.
Clint: Well, where'd Kelly go?
Kevin: Oh, she went to call Blair. They've had some issues lately. She thought sharing the news about the baby would help them reconnect.
Clint: Yeah. I'm so happy for the two of you. After all you've been through, you now have the opportunity to plan your future together.
Kevin: Well, thanks. Is there something wrong?
Clint: Well, my concerns are not about the two of you.
Kevin: What's the problem?
Clint: Spencer Truman. I have a strange feeling about him.
Paige: Me wanting to know about my son has nothing to do with Spencer.
Bo: But he's the boy's father.
Paige: And he can't be trusted. There is no possible good that could come from him knowing the truth now.
Bo: All right. It's your call.
Paige: You know, this isn't about me wanting to be in my son's life. I don't want him to know who I am, either. And I just -- all I -- I just want to know that -- that he's all right.
Bo: You know, I had a similar situation with Nora. So I can understand what you're feeling.
Paige: Yeah. But now Matthew's in your life.
Bo: Yeah. I thank god every day that he is.
Paige: I know that you do. God, I thank god every day he is, too. But, Bo, this situation is different. It's just different, and you are definitely not Spencer.
Bo: Have you thought about what would happen if you did find your son and things with him were really not all right? That things hadn't gone that well with him? Could you stay away from him then?
Paige: I just don't want to disrupt his life.
Bo: I know, but if you found out that he really was in trouble and he needed help --
Paige: Well, if he's in trouble, I guess I'd have to go to him.
Bo: And then you would have to tell Spencer about it, wouldn't you?
Paige: You're just really not comfortable with Spencer not knowing.
Bo: No, honey, what it is -- I'm -- I'm just looking at this from both sides.
Paige: So, are you saying that if I don't tell Spencer, that you won't help me? Is that it?
[Knock on door]
Bo: Excuse me.
Spencer: I need to speak with you, Bo. It's -- it's important.
John: I think this case is getting to you, on many levels.
Evangeline: What's that supposed to mean?
John: It means Manning's lucky to have you as his attorney. In a lot of ways, he's a waste of space. He's lucky to have you repping him.
Evangeline: Well, thanks for supporting me.
John: You want some coffee or something?
Evangeline: Uh -- you know what? I think you would be better off if I just left and got some fresh air, you know? I should probably just get back to work.
John: Ok. Hey -- I'm sorry.
Evangeline: I know. But it doesn't change anything. Thanks.
Natalie: Damn you both.
Kevin: I just think Spencer's arrogant.
Clint: Nothing more to it than that?
Kevin: Well, you know, it took me a long time to get over my initial feelings about him. In the last few weeks, he saved Bo's life.
Kevin: You know? He's allowed Kelly and me to have a child again.
Clint: Kevin, it's not what he's doing, it's how he does it and why. And I just get this feeling that -- I just get the feeling there's strings attached to it and he wants something in return. Don't you agree?
Kevin: I suppose. I mean, yeah, you could be right.
Clint: Yeah, I just wonder what it is. And what he wants from you.
Spencer: A local reporter approached me about you.
Bo: About me?
Spencer: Yeah, he wanted an exclusive on the wound that you received up at Statesville. You know, the severity of the wound, the complexity of the surgery, and so forth. I turned him down.
Bo: Well, I appreciate that, Spencer. I've had a few of those calls myself.
Paige: Yeah, and he's ignored every one of them.
Spencer: Yeah, well, the last thing either one of us needs out of this is publicity.
Bo: Yes, well, thank you, Spencer, but I'm not sure that this warrants a visit to my home.
Spencer: Well, I had to stop by and check up on my favorite patient, you know? See how you were doing. Hey, you look great, you know? Right back to your old self.
Bo: Yeah. Ahem.
Paige: Oh, Bo, it's your office.
Bo: All right, I'll take it in there. Excuse me.
Paige: Spencer, what is this really about?
Spencer: Well, Davey has suggested that he knows something about me, something that he could use against me, and I'm quite sure that you know what that is, so I want you to tell me what it is right now.
Guard: That's right. Get yourself buff.
Todd: What's that?
Guard: Maybe you'll convince one of the female jurors you're too hot to fry.
Todd: Why don't you go play with your baby dolls, flunkie?
Guard: The baby killer is having bad dreams, is he?
Evangeline: Cristian? What are you doing sitting out here in the cold?
Cristian: Natalie came to see me. It was kind of tense. Then she left, and I took off after her. But when I realized she was on her way to work, I decided to back off.
Evangeline: How are you doing?
Cristian: Ok. I'm painting. But it's kind of -- it feels different. Like everything else in my life. How are things going for you?
Evangeline: Ok. I'm -- I'm lawyering. But it feels different, like everything else in my life.
Cristian: Are you trying to work things out with John?
Evangeline: John and I -- our relationship ended a long time ago, before anything with Natalie or with you.
Cristian: Natalie still wants me to agree to a divorce.
Evangeline: What do you want?
Cristian: You know the answer to that. I want Natalie. As much as ever, if not more. You're not saying anything.
Evangeline: I don't know, Cristian. What, do you want me to give you, like, a pep talk or something? Tell you that everything's going to be ok and that you and Natalie are going to ride off into the sunset together? You know, I can't do that.
Cristian: Because it's not just about me and Natalie. Because John wants her, too.
John: Come on in.
Natalie: Hey, I just got this fax --
John: What is it?
Natalie: For you. "Please inform lieutenant Mc Bain that his mandated psychiatric evaluation session has been confirmed for Wednesday, January 4, at 10:00 A.M."
John: Thanks. I don't think they heard you in forensics.
Natalie: Why does I.A. want you to see a shrink?
John: I think it's standard operating procedure after something like a prison riot.
Natalie: It's something more than that, isn't it, John?
Natalie: Are you all right?
John: Fine. Just a little out of my mind. Anything else?
Natalie: I'm just trying to show a little concern for you. Is that a problem?
John: We're not together, so you don't need to be concerned.
Natalie: Who are you kidding? If we were together, you wouldn't let me help you anyway.
Evangeline: I know what it's like to want someone so bad that no matter what the obstacle, you fight for it with everything you have.
Cristian: Didn't think there were any obstacles bigger than pretending to be dead, facing a life sentence. But I'm starting to think that was nothing compared to Natalie's stubbornness.
Evangeline: You know, Cristian, I don't know what to tell you, because Natalie and I -- we're not friends. Even though after everything we lived through together last summer, I'd say we have a grudging respect for each other.
Cristian: Can I ask you something? And if you feel uncomfortable, you don't have to answer.
Evangeline: You can ask me whatever you want. There's just no guarantee I'll answer it.
Cristian: You think Natalie's still in love with john?
Evangeline: Yes, I do. But I also think she's still in love with you, Cristian. Are you trying to work all this out through your painting?
Cristian: Like you work all your stuff out with your lawyering?
Evangeline: Yeah. Like that.
Evangeline: Me, too.
Cristian: Thanks for being honest.
Evangeline: Thank you for doing the same. See you.
Margaret's voice: Daddy?
Kelly: Well, I just talked to Blair. This whole thing with Todd is a nightmare, but she's thrilled for us.
Clint: Kelly, it's good to see you so happy. You, too, Kevin.
Kelly: You know, if you had told me this time last year with everything that went on with ace that I would be this hopeful about the future, I don't think I would have believed you.
Clint: Well, I'm hoping for more good news.
Kelly: Me, too.
Clint: And I hope it happens soon.
Kevin: Me, too!
Clint: I got to get going. I'll talk to you guys later.
Kevin: Ok -- hey, listen, keep me posted on mom and Jessica, all right?
Kevin: And thanks for the talk.
Clint: You're welcome.
Kelly: So, this is a great day, huh?
Kevin: It is. It's almost like we're starting over.
Kelly: Since we're talking about starting over, what are your plans for New Year's?
Kevin: Well, I am spending New Year's with the woman of my dreams.
Kelly: Is that me?
Kevin: Yeah, it's you.
Kelly: Ok. Well, in that case, the woman of your dreams would like it to be just a very small, private party for two.
Kevin: Oh, yeah?
Kevin: Sounds perfect.
Kelly: And maybe we could ring in the new year with a baby.
Kevin: Well, there's no harm in trying, that's for sure. Trying again and again --
Kevin: And keep trying.
Kelly: That's enough trying for right now. God, how did I get so lucky? I have you back in my life. And it really is all because of Spencer. I know you were skeptical about him at first, but, Kevin, he has made it possible for us to follow our dream. He's given us hope.
Paige: David? What could he possibly know about you?
Spencer: You are not nimble enough to spar with me, Paige.
Paige: Don't be so sure.
Spencer: You know, I could always tell when you were hiding something from me.
Paige: You know, after all these years of wondering whether or not you're going to expose me, it's kind of nice to be on the other side for a while.
Spencer: And after all these years, you still have no idea what you're dealing with.
Paige: Neither do you.
Bo: The garage needed to know how many new squad cars we're ordering. Now, that's -- that's really an emergency, isn't it?
Spencer: Yeah, and speaking of emergencies, you know, I'd better get back to work. Ok, you look great. Continue to heal. Happy healing and happy holidays.
Bo: And to you, too, Spencer.
Paige: So -- are we ok?
Bo: Of course we are.
Paige: I shouldn't have gone on and on like that.
Bo: Oh, no, no, you needed to talk about it.
Paige: I was completely self-indulgent.
Bo: No, well, it was important, ok? Not just for me to know all the facts, but to know how you felt, know how you feel about it now.
Paige: I really wish that I'd told you sooner.
Bo: I understand. And I'll do everything I can to help you find your son.
Paige: Even if I decide not to tell Spencer?
Paige: Oh, God, you must feel totally different about me now.
Bo: No, no, no. Not totally different. It's just that -- I've always thought that you would make a really great mom. And it just breaks my heart that -- that you never got the chance.
John: You know, this isn't about us, it's about what I need to do to keep my badge. Either do the therapy or I take a leave of absence.
Natalie: Oh. Well, I'm sorry. I didn't mean to get so personal. I just couldn't picture you sitting on a couch telling a shrink how you felt about what happened at Statesville.
John: Is that what it's like?
Natalie: Talking about your feelings? Yeah, what else do you think therapy is?
John: I don't know -- I thought maybe it'd be interpreting those ink blots or something. Can you fail therapy?
Natalie: I don't think so. I got to go. John?
Natalie: That -- that St. Jude's medal might come in handy in this particular case.
John: I'll take that under advisement.
On the next "One Life to Live" --
Blair: Are you avoiding me?
Todd: Did you do what I asked?
Rex: Yeah, but you're not going to like what I came up with.
Jessica: Antonio and I are going to raise this baby.
Nash: Not if that's my child, you won't.
Natalie: Maybe we could just try and start over.
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