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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Henry is honored in a ceremony on WOAK for donating the Stenbeck inheritance to the hospital.  Bob and the others toast to him at the Lakeview, but he feels guilty because he's only doing it because of Katie and Vienna.  Vienna finds Barbara's earring in Henry's bed, and Henry makes a decision.

Today’s episode was directed by Sonia Blangiardo and written by Gordon Rayfield.


Transcripts from TVMegasite

Vienna: Wha -- did -- did you just tell me no?

Henry: No, Vienna.

Vienna: No, you never say no to me ever.

Henry: No, it's just --

Vienna: Especially not when we play hedge-fund manager.

Henry: I know, sweetie. It's I -- I'm just not used to you being back. That's all.

Vienna: Well, what is there to get used to?

Henry: The shock. I -- honey, when you left, I thought you were gone for good.

Vienna: Well, I thought so, too. But when Katie told me that you had changed, I had to come and find out for myself.

Henry: I have changed.

Vienna: Yeah, I can see that. I am guessing it has something to do with this.

[ Henry remembering ]

Henry: You're a remarkable woman, Barbara Ryan.

Barbara: You should be grateful to all of my lovers.

Henry: Ah, that -- that earring, it doesn't mean anything to me.

Vienna: Look, Henry -- it's not like I expected you to save yourself for me, so I can't really be mad at you for that. But I'm back now, so -- why don't you dictate me, hmm?

Henry: I, uh -- I think we should go slow.

Vienna: Slow? We never go slow. You don't love me anymore?

Henry: Oh, honey, come -- come on. You know the answer to that.

Vienna: Then so why are you rejecting me?

Henry: I'm not! I'm not rejecting you! I just -- you know what it is? I think that if we rush to get back to where we were --

Vienna: We'll fall apart again.

Henry: Yeah.

Vienna: You know what? You're right. We should take it slow. You know, we should have a real courtship.

Henry: Courtship?

Vienna: Yes. You can -- you can bring me candy and flowers, and we can go out for long, romantic dinners. And -- and I can get to know the new, generous and caring and unselfish Henry Coleman and then build up the anticipation for the moment when we can finally be together again.


Katie: Hello, Vienna. This is dr. Oliver.

Vienna: Yes, of course, the brilliant surgeon who is going to run the new wing my Henry's building.

Reid: You're, um -- you're with him?

Vienna: Mm-hmm.

Katie: She's the reason he's making this contribution.

Reid: So you're really gonna do this?

Vienna: Of course he is.

Reid: I'd like to hear hank say it.

Henry: Yes, I am. Satisfied?

Katie: Couldn't be happier.

Henry: Great. Okay, so, if that's all that you needed to know --

Katie: Actually, we came for the check.

Henry: The what? You don't trust me?

Reid: Any reason we should?

Henry: Yeah, there -- I'm -- I'm making the damn contribution, aren't I?

Katie: Well, and I was thinking we could broadcast the announcement live on the show.

Henry: I'm sorry. What -- what does my funding a neurology wing at the hospital have to do with -- with single motherhood?

Katie: Um, medical care is a big issue for parents, regardless of their status. When a child has a rare disease, it's devastating. This wing is going to help these children and their parents. And it's being named for Brad.

[ Vienna gasps ]

Vienna: I didn't know that.

Henry: Just found out myself.

Katie: That's why I want to do it on the show.

Vienna: When?

Katie: Today if bob and Kim are cool with it.

Henry: You know, I -- I wanted to be, like, anonymous about this.

Vienna: Why?

Henry: I -- I don't want to toot my own horn, sweetie.

Vienna: Well, so let us do it for you. I want the whole world to know how amazing my Henry is. Mm!

Reid: He is amazing. Let's get his amazing signature on that amazing check.


Vienna: Katie said we should head over to the studio right now.

Henry: I'm ready.

Vienna: Are you working on your remarks? Let me see what you've got, then.

Henry: Oh, it's just -- it's just dribble, actually. I'm just gonna have to wing it.

Vienna: You know what? I'm sure you're gonna be great. Just speak from your heart, and everyone watching will see what a lovely man you are.

Henry: Right.

Vienna: Henry, I'm so proud of you. You look so handsome today. I've always loved you. Now I love you and all your choices, too.

Henry: Well, that makes one of us.


Kim: Vienna, oh, as beautiful as ever! I'd love to hear what you've been up to since you've been away. It seems forever.

[ Henry clears throat ]

Barbara: You do look fabulous in that suit.

Henry: It's one of the ones that you helped me pick out.

Barbara: I know that. But that tie -- we didn't buy that together.

Henry: Yeah. Uh, Vienna -- Vienna liked it better.

Barbara: Ah, I see. Well, it's a good thing you're wearing it. You're doing a good thing here, you know.

Henry: You mean that?

Barbara: Yes, I do.

Henry: It's good to see you.

Barbara: You just saw me a little while ago.

Henry: Has it been that long?

Barbara: You better not say anything like that unless you mean it.

Henry: I wouldn't dream of it.

Barbara: If I ask you a question, will you give me an honest answer?

Henry: I'll try.

Barbara: Are you glad that Vienna's back? Because if you're not, I --

Henry: No, I -- I know why you're asking.

Barbara: Do you?

Kim: Uh, places, everybody, please.

Vienna: Henry, everybody's waiting. Is something wrong? Do you know what's in your spread ?

Henry: No, there is no problem. I am, uh -- I am ready for my close-up.

Vienna: Good. Let's go.


Kim: Sorry for the interruption.

Barbara: It's okay.

Kim: Did you tell him how you feel?

Barbara: No, I -- I didn't. I -- I think he knows.

Kim: You think he knows?

Barbara: Yes.

Kim: So you didn't actually tell him how you feel?

Barbara: Not in so many words, yeah.

Kim: Barbara, he is a man. You have to use many words, sometimes more than once.


Stage manager: Okay, we're live in 3, 2 --

Katie: Hi, I'm Katie Snyder. And today, we will be bringing you a very important announcement that will affect the lives of everyone in Oakdale. Mr. Henry Coleman has decided to endow a new wing of memorial hospital to be dedicated to advanced neurological research and innovation and to be named after my late husband, Bradley Snyder. Now, you knew Brad from "Oakdale now," and we always felt like our audience was a part of our extended family, so I don't have to tell you how very much this means to me and to our son, Jacob. Now, we have Mr. Coleman and dr. Robert Hughes, the chief of staff at memorial hospital and dr. Oliver, who will be the director of the new research center. Henry.

Henry: Yes. It is my honor to present this check to dr. Hughes. Uh, Brad Snyder was my dear friend, my sometime co-host and full-time cohort. And, uh, there isn't a day that goes by that I don't miss him. So I am proud to be able to be a part of building this permanent memorial to him.

Bob: Thank you, Mr. Coleman. On behalf of memorial hospital, dr. Oliver, and myself, we want to thank you for this incredibly generous gift. And we, uh, dedicate ourselves to bringing to the citizens of Oakdale the finest medical care in America.

Katie: We'll be right back.


Bob: Well, I'd like to make a toast to the man who made this possible, Henry Coleman.

Vienna: Hear, hear. And I would like to make a toast to my Henry, too. As you all know, Henry and I, we've had our ups and downs. But, um, I always knew that Henry was a decent, caring, and kind man. And I think today proves it. So to Henry.

Bob: Henry.

Kim: Uh, Vienna, why don't you tell bob what you've been doing while you were gone. Would you like to do that?

Barbara: What are you doing?

Henry: We have unfinished business.

This spring...

Barbara: You should be at your party.

Henry: I can't take it.

Barbara: Vienna is gorgeous, and she adores you.

Henry: I know. That's the problem.

Barbara: How on earth is that a problem?

Henry: I -- I still live for that look in her eyes. And knowing that that beautiful, amazing woman was mine -- it's what I always wanted.

Barbara: I don't blame you for that, Henry.

Henry: Not anymore.

Barbara: Why not?

Henry: Because of you. No, listen, it's true.

Barbara: I can't compete with Vienna Hyatt.

Henry: It's not -- it's not a competition. She's -- she's looking for a fantasy hero, and you see me for the man who I really am. I used to hate when people could see through me, but now it feels like it's the only thing that's real, Barbara. You -- you know I didn't want to give that money away, and you didn't think any less of me for it.

Barbara: However you gave it away, you did. You gave the money away, and to a good cause, and you deserve credit for that. You do.

Henry: Can I ask you a question?

Barbara: Sure.

Henry: Before, at the station, you asked me if I was happy that Vienna was back. Why?

Barbara: You said you knew why.

Henry: I can't stop thinking about you.

Barbara: Henry, please.

Henry: No, listen, it's just the two of us here. I told you how I feel. Now it's your turn to tell me.


Henry: You don't get there faster by pushing it more.

Barbara: I know that.

Henry: Why won't you answer my question?

Barbara: Because I have nothing to say to you.

Henry: Barbara, can we please stop playing this game?

Barbara: Okay, okay. You care about you. I care about you probably more than I should and more than is better for either of us. And I am -- I'm proud of you for wanting to be a better person. I don't need that. I'm fine with you just the way you are right now.

Henry: Is that what you wanted to say?

Barbara: What else did you think I was gonna say?

Henry: I thought you were gonna ask me to tell Vienna that it was over.

Barbara: Is that what you want, to end things with Vienna?

Henry: I love her, but she's in love with some idealized version of me, and I don't think that guy exists.

Barbara: When I first married Hal, I tried so hard to be the woman that he thought I was supposed to be, and the harder I tried, the more I failed.

Henry: That's the rub, isn't it? I like who I am with you, Barbara.

Barbara: Henry, you just gave away your fortune for Vienna.

Henry: It's never really mine in the first place.

Barbara: So what happens now? We're here.

Henry: Where?

Barbara: You tell me. Where are you going?

Henry: We can't go to my room.

Barbara: Well, I don't think we should go to my room either.

Henry: Why not?

Barbara: Because I don't think we should be together until you resolve things with Vienna.

Henry: Oh, you drive a hard bargain.

Barbara: Yeah. But I'm worth it.

[ Henry chuckles ]

Vienna: Henry? Henry? Henry? Are you in there?

[ Henry sighs ]


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