One Life to Live Transcript Thursday 5/23/13
Aired on OWN on 8/1/13
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Episode #14 ~ Families Take Care of Each Other
Provided By Gisele
[Matthew breathing rapidly while pumping iron]
Singer: You have no idea how sweet it is; your life begins to sing; you forget you ever thought you were with such a perfect thing; I used to think the same as you that everything was right; and now I have to get my things to help me see the light
Danielle: Oh! [Sighs] Whew! [Sighs] Ah! Ew!
Nora: Oh, you're up nice and early.
Bo: Yeah, not like you. Hey, bud. I heard you get up, like, six times last night.
Nora: I know. Drew had a cough that kept waking him up, didn't it?
Bo: Honey, why didn't you give me the ol' shot in the ribs, tell me it's my turn.
Bo: Or better yet, why didn't you get his father?
Nora: Hey, honey. Go play. There's some crayons over there. It's okay. I enjoy it.
Bo: Yeah, of course, you do. You're a mother. You're a great mother. You see Matthew like little Drew, there -- your baby. Needs comfort and love, safety. I want to know when Matthew is gonna be a father to his son.
Destiny: So, those are the ads they want to run for the Metro section.
Viki: Honey, you have a young child at home. You're working the night shift?
Destiny: 3:00 a.m. in Llanview is daytime somewhere, right? Uh, Tim wanted those ready for next week.
Viki: No, no, no. Listen, I'm sorry. We're going to find a position for you that is much more conducive to your schedule.
Destiny: I appreciate it, Ms. Lord, but I'm just thankful for the job.
Viki: But how do you manage with Drew? I mean -- I'm sorry. It's none of my business.
Destiny: No, no. Um, a woman down the hall helps me out, I have a few sitters, and then Bo and Nora watch him sometimes, too. But speaking of, they're probably watching the clock.
Viki: Destiny... what about Matthew?
Bruce: So what do you want to talk to me about?
Cutter: Uh, we're gonna have a big event at Shelter, and we're probably gonna need more security, so I figured I'd let you know, give you the heads-up.
Bruce: What do you mean, big?
Cutter: Uh, it's a surprise.
Bruce: So, on a need-to-know basis now?
Cutter: On this case, yeah.
Bruce: Okay. I got this one.
Bruce: Cheers. Oh, and, uh, in Australia, when they say it's big, it usually means it's small.
Cutter: [Australian accent] Uh, Brucey. In this case, it's a biggie.
Natalie: Cutter! You know, I hear in some countries it's bad luck to see a girl before a date.
Cutter: I am learning a lot of stuff today. But I am pretty sure that's just before marriage.
Natalie: Well, you should travel more.
Cutter: I really should. As far as our date -- oh, no.
Natalie: You're, uh, getting cold feet?
Cutter: Our date. No, I just, shit! I said Thursday, didn't I?
Cutter: I... have a thing that can't... sounds like I'm blowing you off. I'm not. It does, doesn't it? I'm not. I promise. It was work. Just came up.
Natalie: Well, you know, it's not a big deal, anyway. I mean, I'd totally forgotten about it until, like, a minute ago.
Cutter: Yeah, totally. That's why you brought it up.
Natalie: Well, you know how it is. I got, you know, all these guys; you're just one of them. [Laughs]
Cutter: Uh-huh! Friday.
Natalie: Busy. Saturday?
Cutter: Work. Sunday?
Cutter: Really, seriously?
Cutter: All right, Sunday it is.
Natalie: It's a date.
Cutter: It is -- a date. And if anything comes up, I will burn that stupid club down.
Natalie: Wow. You're getting ahead of yourself there, Romeo. Why don't you just start by buying a girl a drink?
Cutter: Ooh, fancy. All right. Anything the lady wants, on me. $5 limit.
Blair: Hey! Wait, wait, wait.
Todd: I called first.
Blair: Yeah, in the driveway. Todd, you can't just show up here anything you feel like it.
Todd: He is my son, and I brought breakfast.
Blair: Wow, big spender. And keep your voice down. People are still asleep in this house, all right?
Todd: Who? Dorian? She's gonna need a few decades of beauty rest before it starts to work.
Blair: Did you come here to throw out insults?
Todd: No. Kinda. I came here to talk to Jack, about what happened with me and Victor.
Blair: Well, what are you gonna say, Todd?
Todd: That's between a father and his son.
Jack: Don't touch me!
Todd: Hi, Jack. I know things have been messy between me and your uncle, and you've been a member of this family long enough to know that, Jack. But there are things that I could tell you about him.
Jack: Like how he screams when he's shot?
Todd: Or how when he strangles you, it's surprising how he's much stronger with his left hand than he is with his right.
Jack: He's not my uncle. He's my dad.
Todd: Okay, so, um, what am I?
Jack: A stranger.
Todd: I'm trying to fix that.
Jack: It doesn't need fixing.
Todd: Victor might have raised you, but it's my blood that courses through your veins.
Jack: Think that doesn't make me want to slit my wrists every single day?
Todd: How short your fuse is. You do that thing with your eyebrow when you're pissed.
Jack: Do you not understand? I don't want to talk to you.
Todd: [Chuckles] Okay. Do you mind if I just sit here while I eat? Do you want it? Breakfast of champions.
Jack: I don't eat that crap.
Todd: Since when?
Jack: Since I became a vegan. Yesterday.
Todd: Why would you do something like that.
Jack: Meat is murder. Something you should know a lot about.
Todd: Damn it, Jack!
Bo: Oh, no! [Imitates explosion]
Nora: Breakfast of champions.
Bo: Oh, man.
Nora: [Laughs] Somebody loves his grandpa.
Bo: [Laughs] Some grandpa loves him more than anything. Little guy. But you know what? It's not enough, honey. Because a boy needs a F-A-T-H-E-R.
Nora: I agree, but all any of us ever do is yell at Matthew to be a father to the kid. And, listen, Matthew said it right from the get-go. He wanted nothing to do with Drew. And he made that sweeping proclamation like a typical Buchanan, and it backed him right into a corner, and now he doesn't know how to get out, and we need to help him figure that out.
Nora: Well, we know that Destiny loves Matthew.
Bo: Yeah, but he says he doesn't love her.
Nora: I know, but if we can just get them together and get them to rekindle their friendship, it might make it easier for Matthew to establish a relationship with Drew. I don't know. There just seems to be some sort of wall that got built up, and nobody seems to be able to break it through. And we can't keep yelling at him. We have to figure out a way to break down that wall and help him get out of that corner.
Bo: You're right. Got any ideas?
Nora: I'll put my thinking cap on.
Bo: But she's gonna put her thinking cap on.
[Knock on door]
Bo: You notice she never takes it off. Are these any good?
Bo: Do you mind if I try one?
Drew: I eat the Cheerios all.
Bo: You already ate the yellow ones? I'm gonna try these. Aw, man! Those are great!
Danielle: Coffee! Coffee's almost ready!
Jeffrey: I'll grab it on the way. The news waits for no man.
Danielle: [Chuckles] You know, Jeffrey. Um, I'd be happy to stop by The Banner later, drop off some more cliches if you need them.
Jeffrey: [Laughs] Love it. But I'm not gonna be working over there today.
Matthew: Oh, yeah? Still can't trust the eyes and ears over at that place?
Jeffrey: I'm Coke, they're Pepsi. Do you know how badly those other reporters want the recipe to my secret syrup?
Matthew: Please don't ever to your secret syrup again.
Danielle: So, where do you work? Or is that classified, too?
Jeffrey: Let's just say I like to keep things mobile.
Danielle: Wow, you know, if you were as quick to jump up and do the dishes as you are to check your computer, this place would be spotless.
Matthew: No. It's the electric bill.
Danielle: Oh. She hasn't contacted you for a whole seven minutes. She probably dumped you. Shame. You'll be okay. You'll be just fine.
Clint: It's good coffee.
Viki: Oh, good. I'm glad. So, I guess that's not something we need to restructure, right?
Clint: Viki, I'm just trying to help.
Viki: I know you are, darling, and you did, big time, with the bridge loan.
Clint: And these are just a couple of reorganization ideas.
Viki: Which I appreciate and I promise to consider. But if you look on the outside of that door... it's my name.
Clint: You're right. You're absolutely right. And I will see you at home. [Blows a kiss]
Viki: Have a great day.
Clint: Yes, you, too.
Viki: Thank you, I will. Now.
Clint: Viki, about that cloud story.
Viki: Oh, my God. If you say "cloud" one more time, there is going to be a big black one over this room. What?
Clint: Nothing, just...
Clint: I can't help it if I want to help you, Viki.
Viki: Oh, Clint. Look, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal -- the landscape is changing for everyone. It's not as if the sky is falling on me alone.
Clint: Yeah, I know that. And you will never be alone, Viki, but I'm telling you, if you truly want to save this place... you need to get aggressive.
Danielle: You know, I still can't believe that the... pressure, the water pressure in this building just conks out if more than one person is showering.
Matthew: Yeah. You're sure you don't mind if I go first, right?
Danielle: Yeah, no. I'm just finishing up this paper on the limitations of the reporter's shield law.
Matthew: Whatever that means.
Danielle: Just save me some hot water, okay, please?
Matthew: No, I'm gonna use it all.
Danielle: [Chuckles] Oh. "Are you religious?" "Only in nature." "Know what you mean." "Makes you realize we're just..." "Insignificant?" "More like the same significance as the rocks, birds, trees." "Sometimes stand in a downpour and just feel the rain." "I've gone running in the rain. So cool. Like a living movie." "You run? Me, too." Since when do you go running?
Todd: You were listening.
Blair: Well, you think I was gonna leave you alone in there with him?
Todd: I'm dying in there. He's shooting me down every turn.
Blair: Well, if your little conversation heart-to-heart is over, well then...
Todd: It's not over.
Blair: Well, from what I heard, it sounds like you didn't have much say in the decision, so --
Todd: You know, you push me away from him, and then you accuse me of abandonment.
Blair: Okay. Now, what do you want to do?
Todd: I could use a little help.
Nora: I gave him a pediatric dose of cough syrup about 5:00 this morning, and it seemed to help.
Destiny: How did you get him to take it? He fights me tooth and nail at night.
Nora: Oh, mama tricks.
Destiny: Got one to help me sleep, that won't wake me up groggy?
Bo: You know, speaking of sleep, working at night and then having your son all day long, when do you sleep?
Destiny: I nap when he does.
Bo: You know what? A little more financial support might help you get on a normal schedule.
Destiny: That's so generous, but I've taken so much from you guys. Thank you. Where's your jacket, cutie. We can go get breakfast on the way out.
Nora: Oh, he's already eaten.
Bo: Hey, Destiny. At least let us feed you.
Destiny: [Chuckles] Well, um...
Drew: I need to eat!
Nora: You do? You have a whole bowl of food right there!
Destiny: Okay. Well, I guess I'll stay.
Nora: Perfect. I'm glad you will, because it's almost time for his dose, and I betcha I could teach you my mama tricks.
Clint: Well, if it isn't Jimmy Olsen.
Jeffrey: [Laughs] No. Olsen was a photojournalist. I'd be more...
Clint: Clark Kent?
Jeffrey: I didn't want to be the one that compared me to Superman, but, hey.
Clint: Well, over at The Banner, you're considered super. In fact, Viki can't stop talking about you.
Jeffrey: I'm sorry about that.
Clint: Don't be. I'm thrilled. Finally somebody has brought some juice to the place. In fact, Viki and I were talking about making the online edition central to the whole operation.
Jeffrey: Digital's the future.
Clint: Yeah, it really is. And it was last week, I can't remember where the hell I read it, but it was a newspaper in Hong Kong who's using crowdsourcing to update breaking news.
Jeffrey: Genius. I mean, people texting what's going on -- it makes the whole city unpaid stringers.
Clint: Free labor -- it's brilliant. So I mentioned, what would happen if The Banner did something like that right here in Llanview?
Jeffrey: What else did you pitch her?
Clint: Well, a couple more things, but you're busy. I don't want to interrupt your work.
Jeffrey: This is my work. Here. Come here. I'll show you what else they're doing in Hong Kong.
Jack: Mom, I'm busy!
Blair: Well, unbusy yourself. Jack, listen to me. You really need to hear this, all right? Your father and Victor last week tried to call a truce.
Todd: Yeah, you know what? I went to him. I just want you to know that's how that happened.
Blair: Yes, and your father tried to bury the hatchet.
Jack: Yeah, in his neck.
Todd: Jack, I went there for you, okay? For you and Dani and for Starr and for your mother.
Jack: Yeah, because you're freaking Gandhi.
Todd: No, because somebody had to take the first step, and it sure as shit wasn't going to be that guy!
Blair: And your father really tried to make a fresh start.
Todd: Yeah, and I was living up to my side of the deal until he showed up at my hotel room, started going completely nuts!
Jack: Stop talking about Victor! I love him. And I know you don't want me to say that, but it's true. I love him. And now he's gone. And nothing I do or say will ever bring him back, so can you just leave me alone?
Viki: I love your ideas, Jeffrey. The problem is that The Banner has to cut costs and not hire more people.
Jeffrey: You don't have to. Your current reporters will cover multiple beats. Guerilla journalism, boss -- like in the '70s.
Viki: The '70s? When you were what -- a gleam in someone's eye?
Jeffrey: [Chuckles] Ran my first article the day I was born.
Viki: Oh, I'll bet you did.
Jeffrey: Plus, obsolete departments can be shuttered.
Viki: No, no. Some of those people have worked here for decades.
Jeffrey: Yeah, and we keep them. We just shift them to the online edition.
Viki: Except the only digital they know is on a calculator.
Jeffrey: So we'll teach them.
Jeffrey: As your new head of digital content.
Viki: [Laughs] Okay, let's not get ahead of ourselves. But I tell you, I really do like some of these ideas, especially the one about cutting days from the print schedule and making them online only.
Jeffrey: Mr. Buchanan has a lot more of them, boss.
Viki: And which Mr. Buchanan would that be? That one?
Jeffrey: [Chuckles] He is so right. Everyone gets their content from phone or tablet these days.
Clint: Most kids have never even been in a library.
Jeffrey: They have no idea where the term "cut and paste" actually comes from.
Viki: You're back.
Clint: Yeah. I don't mean to intrude.
Viki: No, no, no. Not at all. This is perfect. Jeffrey, would you mind excusing us just for a moment, please?
Jeffrey: Definitely have to grab coffee again.
Clint: Mm. That is one smart kid.
Viki: You're taking private meetings with my employees?
Clint: Viki, it was a chance run-in at the coffee shop.
Viki: Which apparently turned into a management session on major restructuring...
Clint: Oh, come on now.
Viki: ...With an employee who's not only not management, he's not even a real employee.
Clint: We don't care where the ideas come from if they're good ideas, right?
Viki: I run The Banner. This is my newspaper. If you can't handle that, then I will cut you a check for that loan amount right now. You promised me that you would stay out of my business. Okay, I'm guessing taking a loan from you was a bad idea.
Danielle: Rock climbing. He is such a liar.
Danielle: Aah! Oh, my God! You just missed this huge bug! It was right on your computer. Don't worry. I got it.
Danielle: What time are you home today?
Matthew: Um... 4:00, 5:00. Why?
Danielle: Okay. Well, my last class is at 5:00. Maybe when we're both home, we could go for... a run?
Matthew: A run?
Danielle: Yeah. Well, it's just like walking, but faster.
Matthew: Yeah. Well, since when do you run, Dani?
Danielle: Um, since I discovered that you guys keep an entire kitchen cabinet dedicated to candy.
Danielle: You know, I just -- I really hate running at night when I'm alone, and it's a scary thing. Okay, listen, if you don't -- you know, if you're not up for getting a butt kicked by a girl, Matthew, you can just say it.
Danielle: Okay. It's a date -- an appointment.
Matthew: My butt looks forward to it.
Danielle: Bye. [Staring at his butt as he walks away.]
Nora: Not bad for someone who can't cook. Here you go.
Bo: She must really like you if she brought out the bacon.
Nora: There you go.
Destiny: Thank you.
Nora: It's not real bacon, but don't tell him.
Destiny: [Laughs] Okay.
Bo: It's turkey bacon.
Destiny: Thank you guys so much -- for everything, really.
Nora: Come on. You're practically our daughter.
Bo: Yeah. Help is what families are for.
Destiny: But we're not family.
Nora: Well, then, what would you call us?
Destiny: Complicated. [Laughs]
Bo: Ah, Destiny.
Destiny: Look, I'm not gonna lie to you guys. I love Matthew. Always have and probably always will, but he doesn't love me, and I just have to accept that fact and be okay living life on my own.
Bo: Well, I wish that you didn't have to.
Destiny: It's okay. I want to.
Blair: You know... as screwed up as he is, you've got to admit he's at least trying, right? Jack... it's gonna be okay.
Blair: How many times have you heard me say that one, right?
Jack: [Puts on headphones]
Blair: I'm -- I'm so sorry. I'm sorry.
[Cell phone ringing]
Natalie: Mm, mm! Shit!
Viki: Honey, a bad time?
Natalie: No. Sorry, Mom. I just burnt my tongue.
Viki: Ooh. Ouch.
Natalie: Yeah. There goes my taste buds for the rest of the week.
Viki: Well, I hope not. I'm calling to invite you to dinner.
Natalie: Oh, coolio. When?
Natalie: Mm. Can't. I have a date.
Viki: A date?
Natalie: Yeah. It's gonna -- oh, shit.
Viki: Honey, let it cool down if it's too hot.
Natalie: No! No, no, no. I just -- I forgot. He canceled.
Viki: Who canceled?
Natalie: My date.
Viki: Canceled what?
Natalie: My date.
Viki: I'm confused.
Natalie: That's okay, Mom. So am I. I haven't heard from John in forever, and there's this guy, and he's really cute, and I offered to make him dinner, and I -- I don't know what to do. What do I do?
Viki: Honey, you go for it.
Viki: Yeah. You reschedule the date, I will take Liam any night you want, and you go for it.
Natalie: Okay. Thanks, Mom.
Viki: You're ready.
Viki: To move on.
Natalie: All right.
Viki: From John.
Natalie: Love you.
Viki: I'll see you soon.
Natalie: Okay. [Sighs]
[Rock music plays]
Singer: Baby, please believe me. I've dried every tear you've cried. Oh, it's in your hands. I know it's hard to understand. Break down the wall. You need me. Oh, oh, oh. Anywhere. Anytime you need me
Natalie: [Sees a missed call from John on her phone]
Singer: Hey, hey, hey. All right
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