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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

It's the day of Reid's hearing to decide whether or not he has to face charges for his "accident" in the parking ramp.  Henry decides to go to court and testify against him, because he doesn't want Reid in Katie's life anymore.  But he's no match for Dr. Bob's word, and Reid's case is dismissed.  Bob asks him to stay in town, and Reid replies that he will only do so if the hospital builds a top-notch neuro department.  Katie asks Henry to donate the Stenbeck inheritance to the cause.  When he refuses, she calls Vienna.

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Today’s episode was directed by Chris Goutman and written by Janet Iacabuzzio.


Transcripts from TVMegasite  


Katie: Henry, what are you doing here?

Henry: I'm making sure that menace to society and to me gets what he deserves.


Katie: What are you doing here, Henry? You have nothing to do with this case.

Henry: Oh, I think it has everything to do with me. He is a danger to the public, and I am part of the public. Ergo.

Katie: Stop it. You've had it in for Reid since the first day you met him, and I have no idea why.

Henry: He's a slob.

Katie: So what? You don't live with him.

Henry: He's full of himself.

Katie: Not a crime.

Henry: He had me quarantined for tuberculosis.

Katie: A misdiagnosis.

Henry: Oh, really? I didn't think the great doctor made those.

Katie: Henry, stop it.

Henry: No, I will not stop it, okay? He doesn't even deserve to practice medicine. Look what he did to me.

Katie: He broke your finger?

Henry: No. It's a sprain.

Katie: So, how did it happen?

Henry: I -- I -- I slammed it in a door. That's not the point. Look at this humiliating splint that he's made me wear. I've been slapped by three old ladies today who thought I was being rude.

Katie: You have no idea how ridiculous you are right now.

Henry: Okay. He should be ridden out of town on the rail.

Katie: All you have to do is keep your mouth shut, let the trial go on, and you'll get your wish. Maybe not on the rails but in a first-class seat on the first plane out of here to Dallas.

Henry: Yeah. So he says.

Katie: He can't wait to get back to his practice. Why would he lie?

Henry: That's what guys like him do. It's pathological.

Katie: I love how in your own way you think that you're protecting me, but you're not.

Henry: Sweetie, he's -- he's trouble, okay, and I don't think he's gonna leave, even if he's acquitted.

Katie: Henry, what are you gonna do?

Henry: Whatever has to be done.


Reid: Good morning. Glad to see both of you are here on time.

Bob: Well, you seem to be in high spirits.

Reid: Why not? As long as everything goes as planned with this hearing, I should be on the next flight out of here.

Kim: You sound like you had a bowl of confidence for breakfast.

Reid: That I did, that I did, with a little dose of victory on top.

Bob: Well, remember, your fate is not in our hands. It's in the judge's hands, and they tend to uphold the law, no matter how brilliant the accused may be.

Kim: Even brilliant neurosurgeons.

Reid: I suppose it doesn't matter to you both that I saved both of your lives during that whole wedding-hostage fiasco. You'd still like to see me behind bars. Fine, okay. All right. Do what you want. I would rather be in jail than continue to be forced to work at your pathetic little excuse of a hospital.

[Kim gasps]

Kim: So, what was all of that about?

Bob: Oh, I was just having some fun. I love to see him squirm.

Kim: Oh, come on.

Judge: Let's get things started, shall we?

Kim: And, so, as upsetting as it was, I do believe that the accident was just that, an accident. Dr. Oliver might have been a little careless, but I don't believe there was a malicious intent in it.

[Henry coughing]

Bob: Your honor, I'd like to add something, if I may. At a previous hearing, Dr. Oliver was remanded into my custody, and he spent that time with me at Memorial working under my supervision.

Reid: Here it comes.

Bob: It is well known that he is one of the most highly thought of surgeons in his field. I'm not about to say anything that would contradict that. He is a fine physician. It's a privilege to have him at my hospital, and it was an honor to watch him work. But I have to admit that he can be obnoxious and overbearing.

Henry: And criminal.

Bob: Well, it's not a crime to be unlikable.

Henry: Well, it should be.

Bob: Your honor, Dr. Oliver is a dedicated physician, and underneath that gruff exterior, he is a profoundly caring one, too. He took a bad situation for him and made it workable, and I hope that you will take that into account.

Reid: I made a career studying the brain. I still don't understand human nature.

Katie: It's not always about the brain. Sometimes it comes from the heart.


Luke: I swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. And the truth is, your honor, I can't stand Dr. Reid Oliver.

Henry: Finally, a witness with some sense.

Luke: But it's also the truth that I bullied him. I -- I forced him to come to Oakdale. He had a lot of patients back in Dallas who really, really needed him, but I tricked him into coming here because somebody that I care very much about needed him, as well, and quite frankly, he's the best there is.

Henry: Oh, please.

Luke: When Dr. Oliver found out what I did, he was upset, and I can't blame him. He wanted to get back to Dallas to his patients, his practice.

Henry: His golf game.

Luke: But because of me, he almost missed his flight. So, I let him borrow my car. He didn't steal it. I let him take it, and that's when he got in to the accident with Mrs. Hughes.

Judge: If the car wasn't stolen, this isn't a criminal matter. It's just a waste of my time.

Henry: You want criminal? I'll give you criminal.


Henry: Your honor, if you let this man go freely, it will be a perversion of justice. He is a dangerous kidnapper.

Reid: Oh, for the love of Pete.

Katie: Henry, sit down.

Henry: No. I will not be silenced. He's a menace to everyone in this courtroom. He's a menace to everyone in Oakdale.

Reid: Well, then keep your mouth shut so I can get back to Dallas.

Henry: Your honor, I demand to be heard. Thank you. This man, this person who calls himself a doctor, without reason and for nothing more than personal grievances, held me unlawfully in quarantine after falsely diagnosing me with T.B. and the things they did to me in there, it's unspeakable.

Reid: Mr. Coleman was quarantined as a precaution. He displayed signs of the infection. We couldn't risk a serious infection being spread to the other patients, and as for the unspeakable things that were done to him, it amounted to nothing more than blood being drawn.

Henry: May I point out, it was more blood than was necessary and I wasn't even sick. I showed no signs of tuberculosis, but I was held against my will for hours simply because I tried to convince this guy to move out of my friend, Katie Snyder’s, home.

Katie: Don't drag me into this.

Judge: Bob, you want to straighten this out for me?

Bob: Mr. Coleman is exaggerating, your honor, and quite a bit, I might add.

Judge: Case dismissed.


Henry: What a travesty. I wouldn't be surprised if you paid the judge off.

Reid: You want to know the best thing about leaving this town, Hank? Never seeing you again. And don't bother waving good-bye. I wouldn't want you to hurt your finger. Mr. Snyder, thank you.

Luke: I kept up my end of the bargain. Now you keep up yours. Get Noah's sight back.

Henry: You should be in prison.

Reid: Don't worry. I'll be out of here just as soon as I wrap things up.

Bob: What would it take to get you to change your mind?

Reid: About what? Leaving town?

Bob: I respect you a lot more than I dislike you. We could certainly use you at the hospital.

Reid: Oh, you're being generous, calling that place a hospital.

Bob: We do the best we can. But you haven't answered my question. What would it -- what would it take to keep you here?

Reid: Let's see. How about a state-of-the-art neurosurgery unit, ridiculously outrageous salary, and a title with the word "Genius" in it. How's that grab you?

Bob: You drive a hard bargain.

Reid: That I do. Good luck, Dr. Hughes. I wish I could say it's been a pleasure.

Henry: Oh, my God. That guy is so arrogant.

Bob: Well, sometimes people are good enough that they can get away with that. You know, I wish I could offer him what he needs.

Henry: Are you kidding me? I say good riddance.

Bob: Well, it wouldn't do us any good. I don't have the kind of money at the hospital to give him the kind of surgical unit that he needs, and that's too bad.

Katie: What if I said I might know where you could get that money?

Henry: What? That's a lot of money, Bubbles. What are you ta-- no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. Not -- no. Do not even think about -- not me. No!

Katie: Excuse me. Henry, come back here!

Henry: No!

Katie: Henry, listen!


Henry: You can follow me from here to Chicago, Katie. It won't matter. There is no way in hell that I'm funding some new neurological unit just to keep that lowlife, good for nothing, Reid Oliver here in town.

Katie: Why not? What is the difference? You don't want the money.

Henry: No, but I don't want to keep Dr. Jekyll around either.

Katie: Forget about Reid! Think about unburdening yourself of that Stenbeck money. The closure that you claim to want is just a signature away.

Henry: Stop, stop. You are not getting under my skin. Not this time. It won't work.

Katie: This is just the kind of beautiful gesture that Vienna would want.

Henry: You're playing the Vienna card? That is a low blow, Katie! That's a low blow!

Katie: Stop being so defensive and listen to me. This is your chance to do the right thing.

Henry: Where was your sense of doing the right thing when I offered to give the money to Jacob?

Katie: This is so different.

Henry: Really? How? How?

Katie: Because that was passing blood money onto a child. This is doing something good for other people.

Henry: Reid put this idea in your head, didn't he?

Katie: No! Absolutely not!

Henry: Oh, yes. Don't you see he's just using you to get what he wants? It's classic manipulation, Katie!

Katie: You're really ticking me off. I can't believe this. If you won't even consider doing this, you are not the friend I thought you were.

Henry: Now, that sounds suspiciously like blackmail. I wonder where you picked that idea up from.

Katie: This has nothing to do with Reid. Stop using your grudge against him as an excuse not to do the right thing.

Henry: Oh, wow. I cannot believe it. How low will you stoop for this? You know what, Katie? Maybe you're right. Maybe we really aren't the friends that we thought we were.


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