One Life to Live Transcript Tuesday 4/4/06
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[Knock on door]
Cristian: Hey, Ricky, come in.
Ricky: Hey. Wow. This is you when you're not in the ring?
Cristian: Yep. How'd you find me?
Ricky: The hotel -- the lady with the big hair?
Cristian: Oh, Roxy.
Ricky: She raved about you. She told me where you lived. Hey, I want to tell you about the fight.
Cristian: Look, man, I don't know if I'm up for the blow-by-blow.
Ricky: Cris, I'm talking about my fight. See? I'm as messed-up as you.
Roxy: What a night! Cristian won me 2,500 clamolians.
Natalie: I hope it was worth it.
Roxy: Oh, hell, yes, it was. You did exactly what I asked you to do -- you were sitting in the flopsweat zone, you were just beaming out all those lucky charm vibes over Cristian? Good girl.
Natalie: Yeah. I was there.
Roxy: Honey, we are on a roll. What does that mean -- you want me to cut you in for playing lady luck?
Natalie: No. I'd like to forget this night ever happened.
Roxy: Not me, and I got 2,500 reasons for kicking up my heels.
Natalie: Well, that's just great. That's great. You have dancing fever and have all this cash, and Cristian hurt his hand, the same hand he wrecked before.
Roxy: There goes my gravy train. So he's staying out of the ring, for keeps?
Natalie: Worse -- he probably won't be able to paint, not that it seems like he wants to do much of that lately, anyway.
Roxy: You know why? I'll tell you why -- because you were his schmooze.
Natalie: His what?
Roxy: You know, the thing that inspired him to paint, you know, s --
Roxy: Yeah. Yeah, whatever.
Natalie: God, you know, it's just -- it's a waste of talent. I mean, it totally makes me crazy, and don't even get me started on John Mc Bain.
Michael: How are we going to know who our guy is?
John: I got his picture off the internet a couple months ago, and I got a tip he might be here tonight sometime between, well, now and midnight.
Michael: And you snagged me for the ride-along?
John: Amongst other things, mike, you're my insurance. I'm going to need you to pull me back if I decide to rip this guy's head off.
Man: Hey, yo, Snyder! Got your seat ready and waiting.
Snyder: Always is, Bobby.
Michael: That's him?
Clint: Here you go.
Clint: How's Tess?
Nash: She's resting.
Clint: Yeah, so's Viki. Can I get you anything?
Nash: Mr. Buchanan, Tess is concerned. I'm concerned. We're both concerned that you and your family are making decisions about her future without her permission.
Antonio: As long as Tess is out, somebody has got to speak for Jessica.
Nash: Yeah. Are you plotting something? Is she right?
Clint: Nash, it is not a plot! It's a solution!
Nash: Ah, to what?
Tess: To me. To the beginning of the end of me.
Clint: Tess, we want to help you, want to help you and Jessica. For the sake of your health and that of the baby, we all agree that we need to begin the process.
Tess: Of getting your princess back -- yeah -- or your best girl, right? Look, guys, I'm not going to split. I understand now that you can't erase the past, nor can you run from it or from you guys, for that matter. So you do what you have to do, but don't think for one second that I am kicking off my farewell tour. Oh, yeah, and there's a deal breaker here -- Nash is with me the entire time or you can forget about it.
Antonio: I don't think so.
Clint: I think -- I think that we can all agree to that.
Tess: Great. So what voodoo do these head doctors have in store for me?
Clint: Well, first of all, we put you under hypnosis, and then we try to coax Jessie back.
Tess: Then what?
Clint: And then slowly and gently, we reveal what happened to her as a little girl since we know what's -- we've seen what's on that tape.
Tess: Wow. Wow, great -- what a homecoming. I've heard enough. I'm going to go back upstairs and lie down.
Nash: I'll be up in a minute.
Tess: U know what, Antonio? If you win and Jessica comes back and I disappear forever and this baby turns out not to be yours, you have fun sleeping in hell.
Clint: I need some air.
Antonio: When are you expecting Dr. Crosby?
Clint: Not nearly soon enough.
Antonio: I know this is hard. But you're doing the right thing.
Nash: I'm glad you think so because I'm not so sure.
Cristian: So you think this is funny? You get into some street fight, you come here to brag on yourself?
Ricky: It wasn't a street fight.
Cristian: So why are your knuckles bruised?
Ricky: Some uptown guys -- they were slumming around angel square hassling some girl, so I stood up for her.
Cristian: "Uptown guys," huh?
Ricky: Yeah. And the girl -- she was so worth it, man.
Cristian: Hey, why don't you wrap that up. I'd do it for you, but --
Ricky: You get that in the fight tonight?
Cristian: Yeah, it's just a minor injury.
Ricky: "Minor," right. So this place, these paints and stuff -- why do you hang here?
Cristian: Well, in my old life, I used to be a painter.
Ricky: Paintings, huh?
Ricky: You liked it?
Cristian: I loved it.
Roxy: Look at that puss. You are way down deep in the dumpster. You've lost your joie in-a-gadda-da-vida. You are sad sack with a side of miserable.
Natalie: Way to cheer me up, Rox.
Roxy: Well, I'm trying, baby. All right, I'm going to come up with something. All right! I got it, I got it! Ok. All right. You know what we're going to do? Excuse me, Morris. Ok. We're going to do a ring toss, you know, like at the boardwalk, except we're going to use keys -- no kewpie dolls. If you win, you get Morris.
Natalie: That's the cherry on my day.
Roxy: Hey, getting you to smile would be mine. Here, you go first. Come on. What's bugging you, Nat?
Natalie: Well, no one will let me help them -- my sister, my mom --
Roxy: Honey, you got to aim higher.
Natalie: Cristian --
Roxy: Like this.
Natalie: And now John is trying to find his father's killer, and I had this killer lead -- one of your A.C. Rat pack boys.
Roxy: Oh, yeah? Which one?
Natalie: His name, surprise, surprise -- Rocco.
Roxy: Get out of here. Get out of here. Rocco Lasardo? Oh, junior or senior -- the old guy with the bad combover or the young, studly son?
Natalie: It would be the young one, but I think "studly" is kind of a stretch.
Roxy: Well, slap me naked and call me shorty. Oh, Rocco Lasardo. You know, I used to hang out with that Rocco senior.
Natalie: Yes, well, junior tried to get his hand up my shirt.
Roxy: Oh-ho-ho, baby. You know, don't worry about it because he's harmless. But, tell me something -- did he give you the skinny on who might have popped John's dad?
Dorian: What a surprise.
Clint: Yeah, this is the last place I expected to be, I guarantee you that.
Dorian: Is there something wrong?
Clint: We've decided to start. We've decided to try and integrate Jessica and Tess.
Dorian: I can imagine what you're going through.
Clint: I'm feeling numb and scared to death, if that makes any sense.
Dorian: Yes. It does make sense. I -- I really don't understand how you found yourself coming over here, though.
Clint: I just had to get out of that house, that's all, so I just went out for a drive, no idea where I was going, and I ended up here. I have no idea why.
Dorian: Have you had dinner?
Clint: If I ate at all today, I can't remember.
Dorian: Oh! Well, cowboy, have you come to the right place. We'll just take care of that and you.
Antonio: I've been fair to you and Tess. I've backed off, respected your space. But while I've been gone, it seems like you have forgotten that Jess and I have a home together. You know, had I been here to help Jess fight back, she would be in control right now.
Nash: However it was that Tess was created, she's here. Tess is real. And everything that she feels is as scary and as terrifying as anything that Jessica ever felt. She has a right to exist, and I'm going to fight for that right.
Antonio: You've really taken advantage of the last few weeks, haven't you? It's like all of a sudden, Jess and I don't count. Well, I'm telling you we do. We're not going away, and we're not giving up. I'm back. And I'm going to fight for Jess so long as she can't fight for herself.
Nash: You know, when Jessica was here, she was nice to me. She understood what Tess and I have. She didn't dismiss me, she didn't dismiss Tess, she didn't dismiss us as something she just had to get rid of. Can you honestly say that you've treated us the same way?
Tess: Ohh. Hey there, little Grape. Come out already, will you? Jeez. Not that I'm looking forward to the whole labor thing. Hmm. Well, it doesn't mean I'm not really excited to see you. If I get to see you. Man, I got to tell you, I'm not really good at that pain stuff, and well, if Jessica sees you first, she might never let me out again. You know, even if you are mine, I doubt that Jessica's really going to let me have visitation. Everybody wants me to disappear into a new, improved Jessica. Hmm. Well, except Nash and you. You love me, don't you? You do know who's been talking to you all these months, right? If they get their way, I'm going to lose myself. And you'll never know that I existed. And it's not fair. I'm your mommy, too.
Michael: So? What do we do?
John: Ok. I'll start with the hardball, and then you move on to technical questions about dad's treatment, all right, anything that helps us find out what happened that night.
Michael: John! John?
Michael: Listen, I'm not sure about this, John.
John: All right, mike. Just follow my lead, everything's going to be ok.
John: Dr. Snyder?
Snyder: Long time since anybody called me "Doctor."
John: Yeah? When was the last time? The night Thomas Mc Bain died on your operating table?
Snyder: Who the hell are you?
John: I'm his son. I want to know why you let my dad die. Look what I just picked up!
Antonio: I have gone out of my way to respect your situation with Tess.
Nash: "Respect." You coast-to-coast crash any time I could possibly grab with Tess, and why, I mean, besides the obvious -- Jessica? Maybe because you're afraid that just maybe what Tess and I have might be real. The only reason you backed off now is because you've been in the hospital.
Antonio: You know, this isn't about you. There are other lives involved.
Nash: Hmm, and you just can't wait to eliminate two of them, can you?
Antonio: You know, arguing about this is going to get us nowhere.
Nash: You're right! I mean, what's the point? Yeah, what I have to say doesn't count, what Tess thinks doesn't count. What we fought for, what we've earned, what's best for our baby, our baby -- well, hey, that's just our bad luck, right?
Antonio: We're done here now.
Nash: No, I don't think we are -- one more thing. If I find out that you pushed for this just so that you could get rid of Tess, well, then the only two people who are going to get hurt are you and Jessica. Now, I'm going to go upstairs to Tess. I would really appreciate it if you all could give us a little space before everything changes. Even I got to admit this might be my last night with her.
Clint: Smells good.
Dorian: Yes. I made it myself.
Dorian: Good, old American pot roast. Hoo-hoo. Bon appetit.
Clint: Boy, it's delicious.
Dorian: Oh, I could get you a bourbon-and-branch, or I've got a really lovely, elegant cabernet sauvignon.
Clint: No. I'm good. Thanks. I needed this. And I don't just mean the food. I'm so tired, Dorian, tired down to my bones.
Dorian: I know that something really dreadful happened to Jessica. Tess alluded to it when she was here.
Clint: I let my daughter down. I was not the father she needed me to be.
Dorian: I find that very hard to believe.
Clint: Viki thinks it's all her fault, but she's wrong because I let Jessie down, too.
Dorian: You mustn't blame yourself. I'm sure that there wasn't anything that you could do to --
Clint: You know, when Jessica was 6 years old, she was sexually molested. A man took her to a house and made child pornography. Viki and I watched the tape. This monster -- he sat her on a bed, and he gave her instructions. He said, "look into the camera and say your name." And she did as she was told. She said, "I'm Tess."
Snyder: I think I'll call it a night.
John: Sit down. Sit down.
John: This is my brother, Michael. He's a doctor. He's read the hospital records. Now, that report on my father said he died of a minor complication.
Michael: Our dad was as strong as an ox. Never a sick day, not one in his life.
John: Now, he took a bullet, and he almost bled out. But you stopped the bleeding, you dug that bullet out. And then something happens when you're closing him up. Something small, but it kills him.
Snyder: What do you want from me?
Michael: Answers. Something that makes sense of what happened, so that we don't have to keep going back there and asking why.
Snyder: I assume you know I was believed to be drunk while I was operating on your father. You must also know that because of my misconduct, I took a hastily put together early retirement.
John: "Believed to be." What are you saying, doc? That you weren't drunk?
Snyder: I didn't say that.
John: So why that night?
Snyder: What do you mean, why that night?
John: Your reputation was spotless. How does a doctor with impeccable credentials end up hammered in the E.R. The one night my dad needs you? And how is it you pull off the hard part of the operation plastered, and the easy part of it you botch?
Roxy: Rocco Lasardo -- man, that brings back a lot of memories. Did Junior spill?
Natalie: Well, that's just it. You know, Lasardo gave me the name of a guy who could totally -- totally help John solve his father's murder. Yet, I can't tell John because John doesn't want me involved, because John is a stubborn ass.
Roxy: Natalie, you know what your problem is?
Natalie: Kill me now.
Ricky: So, you make any money from this?
Cristian: No, not lately.
Ricky: That's good. Because a guy with your moves -- you should be living boxing 24/7.
[Knock on door]
Cristian: It's open. Hey, Antonio. Hey, Ricky, this is my brother, Antonio.
Antonio: How are you doing?
Ricky: Hey, I'm doing good. I got to go. I got to split. I'll see you at the gym, right?
Cristian: Right, man, see you later. How's your leg?
Antonio: It's better. It's better. What happened to you?
Cristian: Ah, smashed it up in a fight.
Antonio: Check us out. We're the walking wounded.
Cristian: Yes, we are. So what's on your mind?
Antonio: Jess. The doctor's going to hypnotize Tess, get Jess to come out, face what happened to her when she was a child, and then blend the two of them together.
Cristian: I thought that was the plan all along.
Cristian: What, are you having second thoughts?
Antonio: I'm scared out of my mind.
Tess: Will you promise me something?
Nash: It's yours.
Tess: Ok. When this integration thing is over, and Jessica and I are one person, or however it goes -- when you look -- when you look deep inside, and there's no part of me left in Jessica, or if Jessica comes out with, you know, this fire --
Nash: It'll be you.
Tess: That'll be what's left of me. It's not going to be enough to hold on to.
Tess: Will you promise me -- will you promise to let our baby know how much I loved her -- or him? And will you skip the part about when I freaked out and almost got rid of it? Don't let anybody else tell her, either. Just skip that part entirely and fast-forward to now, when I couldn't even remember feeling that way at all, ok? When all I felt was so much love. So much love for my baby and for his daddy.
Nash: He will know everything. I promise you.
Clint: I sure do appreciate this, but this could be a long night. I could use some more coffee.
Dorian: Hey, just watch this. Ta-da.
Clint: You know, years ago, when I was back in texas, I used to just saddle up and ride, not knowing where I was going, but I'd know when I got there. And when I left the house this evening, I didn't know where I was going.
Dorian: But you found yourself here.
Clint: Yeah, I guess I did.
Dorian: So it doesn't really matter, does it, why.
Clint: You know, anybody who would know our history -- they would never believe that we've become friends.
Dorian: Yeah. I'm kind of amazed at that myself, but very grateful.
Clint: You know, when I was living in London -- I just never think back to those days anymore, because I'm just so focused on what's happening right now to my family and friends.
Dorian: Yeah. Well, that must mean that this is where you're supposed to be.
Clint: I just hope I'm being a help to somebody.
Dorian: Well, of course you are. I mean, that's your frustration speaking because you want to absolutely fix everything, but I'm sure your being here has been a huge help.
Clint: Yeah, I hope you're right.
Dorian: Well, I know I am.
Clint: Because these next few days --
Dorian: If you need anything, anything at all -- if you -- someone to talk to, or just a friend to sit with, you call me.
Clint: I appreciate that.
Clint: Thank you, Dorian.
Dorian: You're welcome.
Clint: Good night.
Natalie: Roxy, I really do not need to be shrink-wrapped by you.
Roxy: You know what your problem is? You don't know who you want, so you're just yo-yoing and zigzagging back and forth between John and Cristian. And by the way, Johnny does not want your help. Damn, I am so good at this.
Natalie: Oh, you're fab-- you should have your own talk radio show. Mm-hmm.
Roxy: Oh, no, baby, I got too many jobs already. Ok, all I'm saying is -- and you got to listen to me real careful on this one -- Johnny does not want your help. What is it that you don't get about that?
Natalie: Is it so awful that I just -- I want to be taken seriously? You know, respected? Maybe -- maybe even a little admired?
Roxy: You know, I think he does admire you.
Natalie: Not like that. I just -- I want John to want me the way I need to be wanted.
Snyder: You don't know anything about me.
John: Well, that's why we're here. We're trying to understand. Why don't we start with why you went into work drunk that night?
Snyder: Things happen.
John: Tell me about it. One day we had a father, the next day we didn't. And no one's ever been able to tell us why.
Snyder: I'm sorry you never got over your father's death. But I've paid a pretty heavy price for being the reason he died.
John: What price is that? Life as a stinking drunk?
Michael: Johnny --
Snyder: All I can tell you is this. The decision I made that day, I've regretted ever since. But there were six of us in the O.R.
John: You want to know what you can do with your regrets, old man?
Bobby: Are you ok, Snyder? You want me to ask these guys to leave?
Snyder: Oh, I'll do the -- the leaving, Bobby. It's -- it's my way.
Bobby: You better not have run him off for good. He was my best customer.
Michael: Damn, Johnny. I'm sorry, man. I'm sorry we came here for nothing.
John: We didn't come for nothing, mike. The guy is hiding something. We just need to figure out the what and the why. Thanks for coming.
Michael: What do we do now?
John: We keep digging.
Michael: We can dig and dig, John. We're never going to dig our father out of that grave.
John: For now, I'm just trying to dig myself out, Mike. Just myself.
Antonio: And in the process, the two personalities are blended together.
Cristian: So Jessica takes on Tess' character?
Antonio: And her memories, all of it.
Cristian: And you're afraid if she does, Jessica won't just be in love with you?
Antonio: Selfish, after everything she's been through.
Cristian: No, it's not selfish. Hey, I get it. I'd feel the same way.
Antonio: Look, it's -- I've just had to suck up so much, you know? All this Tess/Nash crap. Jessica doesn't have a voice. And everyone from Clint to Viki to Nash are telling me to back off and show respect! Do you want to know where Tess is right now? She's in Jessica's bedroom getting comforted by Brennan!
Cristian: So you feel shut out.
Antonio: Wouldn't you?
Cristian: Yeah, probably. But, look, you also have to see where Tess and Nash are right now. I mean, this could be it for them.
Antonio: Or not.
Cristian: You know, look at Viki. She went through the same thing, and she came out basically Viki. So the chances are good that Jessica --
Antonio: You know, this was a mistake. I came here to talk, not get a lecture from you.
Cristian: Come on, Antonio, don't be like that.
Antonio: You know, I -- I'm sorry. I came here to vent. And to have my brother maybe throw down a little bit of sympathy.
Cristian: And you got it. Look, I'm just trying to make you see that maybe tonight is the last time that you have to feel like the runner-up. So maybe you can afford to, you know, throw down a little compassion for the two people that are at the losing end of this.
Antonio: I'm saving my compassion for Jessica.
Tess: You can't hang on to me, Nash. It's like trying to hang on to a ghost. You know, this could be our last night together.
Tess: God help me, I feel like I'm going to die.
Nash: You are not going to die. All right? And you are not alone in this. I am with you. I will always be with you. You are not going to die. You see this? Huh? Every time we do this, every time we look into each other's eyes, do you see the love? Good, because that's where we get our strength. Now, whatever happens tomorrow, you look at me. Whatever they throw at you, you find my eyes, and you don't look away. Because it's where we get our strength, all right? Don't look away. Tess, whatever happens tomorrow -- whatever happens to my wild, terrible, terrific Tess, you're not going to die. You're going to live. You're going to live forever in here and in our -- our baby, that was born and made out of our love. Forever.
Tess: You know, more than once, when we were surrounded with no way out, I thought, "this guy -- what if I had never met you, never fallen in love, never made this baby? Would I have been better off?" And the answer every time is no. I wouldn't have changed a thing, no matter how much this hurts. I wouldn't have given this up if it meant I could never have felt your love for me. Thank you.
Nash: It's all right.
Singer: Sorry I'm only human you know me grown up oh, no, guess again my days always dry up and blow away sometimes I could do that, too but make no mistake when you need a friend you could count on anyone but you know I'll defend the tragedy that we knew as the end progress changing growing then giving up somehow we're never quite prepared but I understand it when you need a friend you could count on anyone but you know I'll defend the tragedy that we knew as the end and when you need a friend hey, you could count on anyone but you know I'll defend the tragedy that we knew as the end .
On the next "One Life to Live" --
Rex: Your work here is done.
Natalie: I am not going to let this go, Rex.
Michael: My gut is telling me that there was a cover up. But why?
Tess: If we lose, don't think it's because I didn't love you enough.
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