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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Barbara suggests to Henry that they take their relationship public, but Henry hesitates.  He says it's because of Vienna, but Barbara thinks he's ashamed to be seen with her.  Before they can resolve anything, Katie shows up and puts her two cents in.  She convinces Henry to go back to Vienna.  He apologizes to her, and she proposes to him!

Today’s episode was directed by Michael Eilbaum and written by Gordon Rayfield.


Transcripts from TVMegasite

Barbara: Well, I was just thinking about you, and here you are.

Henry: May I come in?

Barbara: Absolutely. You know, I could feel it. I could feel that you were as enchanted by Bob and Kim's wedding as I was. There is something to be said for all that "happily after ever" stuff.

Henry: Yeah, there is. It's -- it's really touching. Although the "happily ever after" part's always sort of eluded me.

Barbara: Well, happiness is where you find it.

Henry: Yeah. It's also like a sneeze. It sort of comes up, and then all of the sudden, it's gone.

Barbara: We're happy together though, right?

Henry: We're usually in flagrante delicto when we're together.

Barbara: And you know how much I love it when you say that. Say it again.

Henry: Barbara, stop. Stop! We can't -- we can't do this anymore.

Barbara: Why not? Because of Vienna?

Henry: Her coming back, it changes everything.

Barbara: No, it doesn't change anything. She left you. She left the door open for us to find each other.

Henry: I know. Even -- even good things have to come to an end.

Barbara: And why would this have to come to an end?

Henry: Katie's on to us.

[Barbara laughs]

Barbara: No, she's not. She might be a little suspicious, but even if she is, so what?

Henry: So what? She and Vienna are friends, and then she can tell Vienna everything.

Barbara: Well, then, let her tell Vienna, because there's nothing between the two of you anymore.

Henry: I -- I know that, Barbara.

Barbara: In fact, I think that it's time that we take our relationship public.


Henry: I -- I owe it to Vienna to at least try to work things out.

Barbara: From what I understand, there's not a lot to work out anymore.

Henry: This is something I have to do, Barbara.

Barbara: Have to or want to?

Henry: We -- we have a history together, Vienna and I. We shared a life. We shared a business. We -- we lost a child together.

Barbara: And she walked out on you.

Henry: Yes, yes, because she was in love with me, and I broke her heart.

Barbara: Are you still in love with her? Is that why you're so determined to end things with us?

Henry: Yes -- no, no. I don't know.

[Henry stammers] You're not listening to what I'm saying here.

Barbara: Because you don't know what you're saying. You're holding on to a memory of a romance that doesn't even exist anymore, and you're too afraid to admit it. Unless there's another reason.

Henry: What?

Barbara: Maybe this has nothing to do with Vienna.

Henry: It has everything to do with Vienna!

Barbara: No, maybe it doesn't. Maybe you're just too afraid to tell me.

Henry: To tell you what?

Barbara: That you're embarrassed to be with me.

Henry: Barbara, no, that's not true.

Barbara: Then prove it to me. I'm tired of being your secret lover. I don't care if Katie has suspicions. If she's going to start making insinuations, so let her, okay? Let's just beat her to the punch.

Henry: No, I -- I can't do that. I can't do that.

Barbara: Why not? I mean, the way I see it, you have two choices. You can continue to lie to yourself and tell yourself that you have to take this second chance with Vienna, or you can just admit that everything you want is right here in front of you.

[Knock on door]

Henry: Barbara, don't. Barbara, don't. Please don't answer the door, okay? You don't know --

Katie: I was afraid I'd find you here.

Barbara: Your timing couldn't be more perfect.

Katie: Why do you say that?

Barbara: Because Henry has something he wants to say to you. Don't you, Henry?


Barbara: Come on, Henry. Here's your chance to prove me wrong.

Katie: Whatever you have to say to me, Henry, you don't have to say right now, 'cause I need to talk to you first, in private. It's important.

Henry: Yeah, of course.

Barbara: Henry --

Henry: No, uh, you heard what Katie said. She has to talk to me. Um, it's important. And -- and in private, so --

Barbara: Well, there's my answer.

Henry: No, it's not. No, I'm just saying we should have this conversation at another time.

Barbara: There won't be another time.

Henry: Barbara --

Barbara: I think you should go.

Henry: I will be coming back.

Barbara: Don't bother.

Henry: Look, just give me some time to sort this out.

Barbara: You had your time and your chance!

Katie: Henry, let's go.

Henry: I just -- she is, uh -- she is really upset with me.

Katie: She's not the only one. What the hell are you doing?

Henry: Nothing. I'm not doing anything. I -- I just don't like when people are mad at me.

Katie: You don't think I know what's going on here?

Henry: Nothing's going on.

Katie: Stop! I didn't buy your lame excuses when I saw you two together at Bob and Kim's wedding, and I'm not buying them now. Listen to me. Whatever Barbara has lured you into, you need to walk away. She's ruining your life.


Katie: Come on, Henry. Really, Barbara?

Henry: What's wrong with Barbara?

Katie: Nothing -- except you have beautiful, loving Vienna at home waiting for you -- in tears, I might add.

Henry: Really?

Katie: Yes. She's devastated. She thinks you've lost all interest in her.

Henry: Well, I haven't. I don't think so.

Katie: You got to get a grip, seriously.

Henry: I know, I know, I know.

Katie: You really think you would be better off with Barbara than with Vienna?

Henry: No, not in any rational kind of way.

Katie: Well, rational is the only kind of way you should be thinking right now.

Henry: I know that. But desire is an ornery, unpredictable creature.

Katie: Is Vienna right? Have you fallen out of love with her?

Henry: I don't know. I wish I could tell you that my feelings were as strong as they were before, but things have changed, and I don't know if I can go on pretending that they haven't.

Katie: So that's it. Everything you've gone through, everything you've meant to each other is just gone?

Henry: Maybe -- maybe I don't forgive her for leaving me.

Katie: Oh, don't you dare use that excuse. She had every right to leave you.

Henry: I know, I know. I know you're right. I broke her heart. God.

Katie: Henry, Vienna is the love of your life. Why she's even with you is one of nature's great mysteries. But she is -- or was.

Henry: I'm not that bad of a catch.

Katie: No, you're not, but she's the perfect catch, and you caught her.

Henry: I know, I know, I know.

Katie: And what you guys have was so amazing, so magical.

Henry: It was earth-shaking.

Katie: And you're just going to throw it away for a couple quickies with Barbara Ryan?

Henry: Whoa, whoa, whoa. Don't make it sound so tawdry.

Katie: It is tawdry.

Henry: Maybe to you it is, but not to me.

Katie: You're saying what you and Barbara have is special?

Henry: I don't know what it is. That's what I'm trying to figure out, all right?

Katie: Okay, here's what you need to hear. Vienna hates herself for leaving.

Henry: She does?

Katie: Yes! Why do you think she came back? She knows she made a mistake, and she can't live without you. But now she's worried that you've learned to live without her.

Henry: She doesn't know about Barbara and me, does she? You haven't told her?

Katie: No, no, no, no! Of course not. But I figured it out. It's only a matter of time before she does, too. And Barbara does not seem to want to keep it on the down low anymore.

Henry: Yeah, I know, I know.

Katie: So do the right thing. Leave Barbara. Go where you belong -- with Vienna.


Henry: Uh, what if I can never be the man that Vienna expects me to be? I've let her down before. Who's to say I'm not going to let her down again?

Katie: Vienna loves you for who you are, not who she wants you to be.

Henry: I don't think that's true! The only reason that she came back is because I'm donating my money to build that hospital wing.

Katie: Yeah, and you did.

Henry: Yeah, yeah, because you pushed me into it.

Katie: So what if I pushed you? You still did it. And if Vienna ever pushes you, it's because she wants you to be the best man you can be.

Henry: Yeah, sometimes I think she wants more of me than is possible, and that's why I keep letting her down. Do you have any idea how hard it is to live a life like that?

Katie: True love isn't supposed to be easy.

Henry: Who cares about easy? I'll take manageable. I mean, believe me, it is a lot easier being with Barbara.

Katie: How is it easier?

Henry: There are no expectations. I can be who I am, and she can be who she is.

Katie: Oh, yeah. That's fine if you want to be with a lying, deceitful, manipulative, shallow --

Henry: I -- I don't see her that way, all right?

Katie: Well, maybe you should start. You know what? I've said all I need to say. Now it's up to you.

[Katie sighs]


Henry: Hi.

Vienna: Hi.

Henry: I -- I need to explain something.

Vienna: No, Henry, you don't.

Henry: Yes, I do, I do. I've been behaving horribly and confusing you and making you feel like you've done something wrong, and that's completely unfair to you.

Vienna: No, because I hurt you by leaving you, making you feel that you weren't good enough for me.

Henry: You left me because I drove you away. That's my fault, not your fault. So let's just -- let me explain so this makes sense.

Vienna: No, I really don't need an explanation, Henry.

Henry: Why not?

Vienna: Because it's in the past, and I don't think we should live in the past anymore.

Henry: Okay.

Vienna: We have both acted like fools, Henry. But it's done. It's gone. So let's just wash it away and start fresh.

Henry: Fresh?

Vienna: I love you so much.

Henry: You do?

Vienna: Yes. And whenever -- whenever I'm not with you, I feel empty inside of me, and -- and I just want to cry.

Henry: No, no. Don't cry. Please don't cry over me, please.

Vienna: And I know now -- I know now that there's only one thing that can fix this.

Henry: What's that?

Vienna: We get married.

Henry: I'm sorry. That sounded like you said you wanted to get married.

Vienna: I did. I want to marry, Henry. I want to be your wife.

Henry: I -- we had talked about this, and you said that that was not a game that we wanted to play.

Vienna: Yes, I know, I know. But this time it's right for us. I know it. I can feel it in my heart.

Henry: Are you sure?

Vienna: Yes. I'm sure. I know what's wrong. I know what the problem has been ever since I came back.

Henry: You do?

Vienna: Yes. When I went away, I broke our bond, and now you don't feel that you can trust me, that I haven't really forgiven you.

Henry: No, no, I do trust you. It's not --

Vienna: No, but if we get married, Henry, you will know in the bottom of your heart that everything is forgiven and forgotten. Henry Coleman, will you marry me?


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