One Life to Live Transcript Monday 10/9/06
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Blair: Todd? Are you here? Are you here? Because if you are, you're in for a really big surprise. If you're not -- hmm -- you're in for an even bigger surprise.
Todd: Another salty dog with a lime. Oh. How was it?
Rex: It was nice.
Todd: "It was nice"? A nice funeral. I'm sure that's what John would've wanted -- thank you -- a "nice" funeral. I think he'd probably rather be sitting in the front row shooting spitballs at the casket.
Rex: Well, maybe you should chill. Relax, Manning.
Todd: Well, I'm sitting here drinking my salty dog and thinking about stuff and I think, Rex -- I think it's time that I stopped putting stuff off that I should get done, so I think that you're the man to help me, Rex.
Marcie: Michael? Hey, they're -- they're all waiting for you.
Michael: I can't do it.
Michael: I can't do it.
Marcie: No, don't say that. Don't say that.
Michael: I'm sorry.
Michael: I'm so sorry.
Marcie: No, no. No, don't be sorry.
Michael: Whew. I have to be there for my mom. I have to be the strong one. I have to be like John. You know? Because that's what he did -- he stepped up and he -- he took charge. When my dad died, John, he -- he was amazing, you know? He -- he stepped right into my dad's shoes and he became the man of the house. Well, I guess it's my turn. It's my turn to step up and be the man of the house.
Marcie: Honey, you are already filling shoes -- your own. You know what? You are the man of the house -- our house, mine and Tommy's, and we don't need someone who holds it all in. Michael, look at me. We need you. I need you. I want a husband and a father who is not afraid to let it out on occasion, you know? If you hold all of this in, it's just going to explode. And you know something? Your mom -- oh, gosh, Michael, she's such a strong woman. I look at her and she can take care of herself, ok?
Michael: Yeah, yeah. You think? But she needs somebody to lean on.
Marcie: Yeah, and there is no shame in you needing someone to lean on. Honey, you're always there for me. Please, please let me be there for you. Ok? You know I love you.
Michael: I know you love me.
Clint: I really don't think you need to worry. What Natalie needs right now is time.
Viki: Clint, I am worried. I am very, very worried. Look, you weren't here when Cristian died, or we thought he had. She became reckless and wild and so self-destructive.
Clint: Natalie has grown an awful lot since then.
Viki: Yes, because of John. Until John, she wouldn't let anybody near her. He's gone now. What is she going to do? How is she going to cope?
Natalie: John what are you --
Vincent: Doing here?
Vincent: I'm following you.
Rex: What is it you want me to do?
Todd: Find my son. Truman's done a very good job covering his tracks after he delivered the baby and sent him off somewhere, so --
Rex: If you can't find your son, what makes you think I can?
Todd: Well, you did such a nice job of picking up all that other crap about Truman. I figured you could again, right? Please find my son, Rex. Please?
Rex: There's a lot of people I'd rather work for than you.
Rex: There's no one in this world I'd rather work for than Todd Manning.
Evangeline: I didn't see you at the funeral.
Todd: No, you didn't. I don't know -- John's a nice guy, but I doubt that he's wringing his hands up in heaven because I wasn't there. Besides, funerals are for the living. They're the only people that care. Hi, Cristian.
Layla: Hey, Cristian. I haven't had a chance to say how sorry I was about the boxing commission's ruling.
Cristian: What can I say? I'm a fighter. I'm just going to have to fight the boxing commission, that's all.
Evangeline: We're not going to roll over on this one. Somebody drugged Cristian and we're going to find out who, and he's going to be reinstated. I mean, you can't tell me nobody knows what happened.
Todd: So what's this I hear about setting Cristian Vega up?
Vincent: I was worried about you. You looked messed up and I wasn't sure if you'd be able to make it through the funeral.
Natalie: What were you doing at the funeral? You hated John.
Vincent: I didn't know him well enough to hate him, but I admit it I didn't like him. But this isn't about my feelings for John. Like I said, I'm worried about you.
Natalie: We're not close. Why do you care?
Vincent: I know what you're going through.
Natalie: You lost the love of your life?
Vincent: We've all been through stuff, Natalie. But this isn't about me.
Natalie: "Stuff"? No. No, Vincent, this is not about you. I don't need you in the bushes checking up on me, ok? I've got plenty of friends and family, so just leave me alone.
Vincent: Can you talk to your family, huh? Your friends? Can you really open up with them and tell them what's going on inside of you? Will they really listen?
Natalie: Are you insinuating that I could just open up and pour everything out to you?
Vincent: Yeah. That's what I'm saying.
Blair: Ooh. Light those candles.
Todd's voice: I got no feelings for you anymore.
Blair: Well, you were wrong about that, Todd. I know you still love me. You just need a little reminding, that's all.
Todd: Hey. How are you holding up?
Evangeline: Must be in denial or something because I just -- I don't believe it.
Evangeline: I can't believe he's gone. How about you and -- and Blair and the kids?
Todd: I told her I wanted joint custody.
Evangeline: What did she say?
Todd: No, she asked me to marry her. So I just -- just laughed in her face.
Evangeline: Blair still loves you.
Todd: Then she's delusional, isn't she?
Evangeline: Or maybe you're delusional, because I think you still care about her. Otherwise, you wouldn't have used me to make her jealous. And for the record, I don't like being used.
Todd: Have you ever considered that maybe I like you?
Evangeline: Todd, you're still in love with Blair. And maybe you should consider what happened to John and not let the important things in life just blow right past you.
Claudia: Why don't you go home?
Nash: I'm fine.
Michael: Excuse me, everybody. I just -- I just wanted to thank all of you for coming tonight. You've been a really big help to me and my family and I don't know what we would've done. I don't know how we would've gotten through this if it wasn't for your support. Now, a lot of tears have been shed today, and rightfully so. I think we were all moved by the service. But now it's time to celebrate my brother's life. John was a -- he was my brother. He was a son, a friend, a mentor. And now, we're going to take this time to celebrate the time that we were all lucky enough to have spent with him. So get ready, people, because we're going to do this irish style.
Michael: Will you grab me that beer?
Michael: Thank you. Now, John was a fine man. He impacted a lot of lives, and I'd be willing to bet -- no. No, I know for a fact that there isn't one person in this room who doesn't have a story about how John touched their life, and what we're going to do here today is we're going to tell those stories and we're going to tell all of those stories, so I got a feeling it's going to be a long night. I hope that everybody brought their big glasses, because it's time to raise them to my big brother. To John.
All: To John!
Natalie: Why are you so concerned about me?
Vincent: Because I can see that you're in pain. I've seen it in angel square, I can see it right here.
Natalie: Yeah. You watched me in angel square, and then you followed me all the way to Atlantic City to John's grave. You hid in the bushes to watch me suffer. What makes you think this is any of your business, Vincent? Why do you care? Do you think there's something in it for you?
Vincent: Yeah, I know there is. I have..
Natalie: Son of a bitch! You think can come and hide in the bushes and then come out and take advantage of me when I'm hurting?
Vincent: That's not what I said. I didn't even say anything like that.
Natalie: That's exactly what you said.
Vincent: Natalie, I don't want anything from you.
Natalie: You said you don't do anything for nothing.
Vincent: I want to help. You're good, Natalie, and your heart is broken and I'm not the villain that you think I am.
Natalie: That's so reassuring.
Vincent: It's true. It's the truth.
Natalie: Look, Vincent, I don't want you following me. I don't want you popping out of bushes to check on me. And when I say that I want to be left alone, that means leave me alone. Like now.
Vincent: I can respect that. But there's going to be a time -- I don't know, maybe in a day, maybe in a week, I don't know, maybe even in a month -- you're going to need somebody to talk to, and believe it or not, I'm a very good listener. And I could be a very good friend.
Natalie: Hey, John. Yeah, I can already hear your voice -- "Vincent's a bad man. Stay away from him." But, you know, he was right about one thing -- I should be talking to a friend. I should be crying on my best friend's shoulder. I should be letting my best friend comfort and hold me. But I can't.
Natalie: Because you were my best friend, John. And you left me all alone.
Michael: What I failed to realize was that there was a large gully running right through the middle of the field full of -- cow poop. That had washed down from the dairy. -- Needless to say, Johnny transformed quickly from Johnny law to Johnny search and rescue and -- He's been my hero ever since.
Eve: Yeah, and then we had to take mike out to the back yard and hose him off. It was not a pretty picture.
Michael: It was -- it was nasty.
Michael: But once again, John came through.
Evangeline: Well, we were hanging out on the docks after John had taken me to my very first football game, and I was going off about something in the game not being fair, and John said I sure had a lot of opinions for someone who doesn't know anything about football. Anyway -- He proceeded to teach me how to throw the ball -- you know, where you put your fingers on it to get the right spin on it, and I was like, "all right, I got it," you know? "Back up," you know? Let me try my new technique out, because I wanted to make it perfect, which John also used to tease me about.
Evangeline: Anyway -- I threw the ball and it goes wide, like really wide, like sails right beyond his reach and falls into the water off of the dock --
Antonio: John was always there -- you know, forget this. I am going to toast the way Lieutenant Mc Bain would've toasted. Here's to lying, cheating, stealing, and loving. If you're going to lie, you lie to save a friend's life. If you're going to cheat, you cheat death. If you're going to steal, you steal the heart of the one you love. If you're going to love, you love the friends you're with. Here's to Johnny Mc Bain.
Clint: Bo, I know this is rough on you.
Bo: I've seen too many good men die way too young.
Clint: I know you have, including your son.
Bo: Yeah. This is dredging up a lot of memories.
Clint: Your eulogy was well-done. It was beautiful.
Bo: Hey, thanks, Clint.
Clint: Yeah. Listen, you know, if you want to take your grieving someplace else, everybody in this room would understand.
Bo: You know what? I think I will. Thanks, big brother.
Clint: I'll call you tomorrow.
Bo: All right.
Bo: Did you hear me say "come in"?
Bo: Get in here, Balsom.
Rex: Sorry to bother you, boss, but -- I mean, bo.
Bo: Better. What is it, Rex?
Rex: Well, you called me Rex. You must like me.
Bo: Don't get pushy.
Rex: Never. I'm working on a case. I'm looking for Todd Manning's kid. I was hoping to take a peak at the Spencer Truman file. Especially John's notes. If anybody could have dug up anything, it would have been Mc Bain.
Bo: Yeah, and he wouldn't have said anything until he had something concrete.
Bo: You know I'm not big on Manning, but I think he deserves some answers about his kid.
Rex: Must kick you extra hard today. After John -- losing your own kid.
Bo: Listen, I'm going to have somebody get that file for you. Ok? Is there something else?
Bo: No problem.
Rex: Well, not for the files. For -- for giving me -- for giving me a second chance. For letting me back into your life again. It's short, huh? Life and -- I wouldn't want any unfinished business.
Bo: I'll get the files for you.
Rex: Thanks, Bo. For everything.
Bo: Get out of here, Balsom.
Paige: When is the last time he was debrided?
Nurse: This morning.
Paige: Great. Thank you.
Vincent: My man. You look like crap, you know what I mean? You're going to look good, man. You're going to be up and strutting your stuff in no time. Can he hear me?
Paige: No. He's sedated.
Vincent: Damn. Is he going to be, like, you know --
Paige: Well, when he gets stronger, they will start the grafting. Are you -- are you a friend of his?
Vincent: We're brothers.
Paige: Oh. I'm surprised I didn't know about that. I'm his birth mother, Paige Miller.
Vincent: Wow. You know, I'm really sorry about this. And it's nice to meet you. I'm Vincent Jones, and Hugh and I -- we played college football together. We were roommates and we were fraternity brothers, right?
Paige: I didn't even know he played football.
Vincent: Oh, yeah, man. This guy right here, I'll tell you, he's one tough customer. And if anybody can make it out of this, it's Hugh. You mind if I talk to him for a minute? Tell him to get up and get out of this place? Huh?
Paige: I'm -- I'm just going to get some coffee. Can I get you anything?
Vincent: No, I just want to talk to my friend, that's it. Thank you.
Vincent: What's up, bro? Huh? What happened to the lunch you was going to buy me? You think I'm going to let you get out of that? What? Hugh Hughes speechless? That's something different, man. You know, I needed somebody to talk to, man. And since I get so damn claustrophobic in confessionals, I guess I'll do all my talking today. Remember how I told you I was going to make a whole lot of money someday? Well, I did. And all I had to do was ruin a guy's career, snatch his dignity, and risk his damn life. Hmm. And I'm telling you this, why? Because you can't hear me. Because if you could, you'd probably have me arrested for what I did to Cristian Vega.
Evangeline: Hey, Jessica.
Evangeline: I don't know if this is a good time. You know what? Actually, it is a good time. I -- I just want to tell you that I'm -- I'm really happy that things worked out for you and Antonio.
Jessica: Oh. Thank you. And -- I mea who knows? After we get married, maybe in the future, you and I will be in-laws.
Evangeline: Jessica! Oh, well, Cristian and I -- we're -- we're nowhere near getting married, but who knows what the future might bring.
Jessica: Well -- um -- whether or not we're in-laws or not -- I think we might end up having a close relationship anyway. Attorney/Client.
Evangeline: What happened?
Jessica: I punched Claudia Reston.
Claudia: You may have had enough to drink to be seeing double, but you're only seeing one woman. And it's not Tess, it's Jessica.
Marcie: All right, ok. I have one. I have a story.
Marcie: Ok, so we all know that John absolutely hates to celebrate his birthday, right?
Marcie: So to completely just bust his chops. We decided at the police station that day that we were all going to hide in his office. So we all go into his office, and the minute he walks in, we all yell "surprise!" He was -- his mouth just dropped, he was so shocked. He was -- and I just took the picture right away, because you'll never get him to stop for a photo. And he was so furious. But I remember the next day, when I went to see him, he had taken the photo and put it on his door. And beneath it, it said "do you really want to interrupt this guy?" The great thing about John was, you know, he acted so tough. But on the inside, oh, God, he was -- he was just a softy, wasn't he? I miss him already.
Viki: Sweetheart. Oh, I'm so glad you're here.
Todd: How'd you get in?
Blair: Starr had a brand-new key, and I made a copy.
Todd: Well, you could go to jail for that.
Todd: What's all this stuff?
Blair: Just a reminder of how things used to be.
Todd: Hmm. We don't need a reminder of how things are, though, do we?
Blair: It doesn't have to be that way, Todd. You believe that. So do I.
Todd: You really don't know what I believe.
Blair: If you really believed that we were over, you wouldn't have a bunch of pictures of me over there in that drawer.
Todd: Did you notice they were all broken?
Blair: The glass was broken, not the pictures. The glass can be fixed, just like us.
Vincent: It doesn't even really matter if the boxing commission took Cristian's license away from him or not. The man would have never fought again anyway. His hand's in pretty bad shape.
Vincent: Is there something bad?
Nurse: Looks like he's becoming more aware of his surroundings.
Vincent: Does that mean he can hear what I'm saying to him?
Nurse: He's still unconscious, but I'm sure he knows you're here.
Vincent: Hey, Hugh, you know I was just testing you to see if you were listening. I was just kidding, man, really. You can't use that against me.
Paige: Thank you for coming, Vincent.
Vincent: Oh, that's what friends are for. Hey, I'm coming back to see you again, man. All right, bro? I'm sorry.
Clint: Natalie, I'm so glad you got here.
Natalie: I don't know. Just why is everybody having such a good time?
Clint: Well, it's an Irish repast. They're remembering the good times of John, and telling stories.
Viki: Sweetheart, from what I know of John, this is what he would have wanted.
Claudia: Don't you think you've had enough?
Nash: Nope. But I've had enough here.
Evangeline: Hey, excuse me.
Evangeline: Claudia? Hi. Rumor has it that you are planning to file charges against Jessica Buchanan.
Claudia: And you are?
Evangeline: Evangeline Williamson. I'm -- I'm her attorney.
Claudia: Oh. Um -- well, even though she deserves it, I am not going to file charges. Not yet.
Evangeline: Hmm. What exactly do you mean by "not yet"?
Jessica: Nash, are you ok?
Nash: Who, me?
Jessica: Come on. Let's get you into a cab.
Nash: Oh, cabs stink.
Jessica: Nash, we have to get you home, and I have to get back inside to Natalie and Antonio.
Nash: I feel bad for Natalie. I know just how she feels. Because the love of my life died, too. But, hey, I'm lucky. I get to see you -- and see her ghost.
Jessica: Nash, Tess didn't die, but she wasn't really alive, either. She was just --
Jessica: Part of me.
Nash: Whose life?
Jessica: Oh. You got to pull it together. If not for you, then for your daughter.
Nash: My daughter -- our daughter. Because Tess is a part of Jessica, right? But I don't know where Jessica was. Where was Jessica, huh? Was she making love to me?
Jessica: You have to move on.
Nash: Oh, right. But not with Claudia. Not with Tess. Ok.
Jessica: I am not Tess.
Nash: No, you're Jessica.
Jessica: I'm just -- I'm just going to have to assume that you did that because you're drunk.
Nash: Assume whatever you want.
Jessica: Come on. Let's just get you in a cab and get you out of here.
Bartender: Another Ginger Ale?
Claudia: No. Scotch, single malt, neat. Actually, make it a double.
Antonio: Where were you?
Jessica: Um -- just needed some air.
Michael: Excuse me, everybody. I -- I just want to say one more time, thank you all for coming and -- and sharing your stories. You know, I -- I think that we heard something from everybody.
Natalie: No. No, you haven't heard from me.
Rex: Looks like John was already doing the groundwork to find Todd's kid.
Bo: Hmm. See, that's Mc Bain. Still solving cases even from the grave. Give me a hand with something?
Bo: Is it straight?
Rex: It's perfect.
Natalie: You know, it's nice to see that all of you are having such a good tim and, you know, telling your stories, drinking beers, toasting. Yeah, but most of you -- you'll probably be able to go on with your life, and that's great. You know, I'm sorry. But I can't -- I can't join in, in your funny stories, and I can't act like nothing's changed, because everything has changed! I can't -- you know what? You were right. They don't understand.
Clint: Let her go. Now, when Duke died, Kevin had to find his own way. Now Natalie does, too.
Layla: What did she mean, you're right?
Vincent: Um -- it was nothing. I just bumped into her earlier.
Cristian: Yeah? Excellent. Where can I meet you?
Evangeline: What is it?
Cristian: That guy knows who set me up.
Todd: Blair, we've been over this and over this a million times.
Blair: Yes. We have, Todd. And I've told you that I love you, and that I want to live here with you. And that I want to marry you. So, yeah, we've talked about how I feel. Now it's time I showed you.
On the next "One Life to Live" --
Vincent: I really hope your boy knows what he's doing.
Evangeline: What are you so worried about?
Cristian: You know something about this Abbott fight?
Rex: He was looking for Todd Manning's kid. I'm picking up where he left off.
Blair: Stop being a coward and tell me that you love me.
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