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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Barbara has a cancer check-up, and is anxiously awaiting the results of the tests.  Henry decides to distract her with a game of strip poker, which she wins!

Today’s episode was directed by Jennifer Pepperman and written by Leslie Nipkow.


Transcripts from TVMegasite

Doctor: Your lymph nodes are enlarged. I didn't see anything out of the ordinary in my visual exam. I wouldn't be concerned if I were you.

Barbara: Well, that's easier said than done.

Doctor: I promise I'll give you a call as soon as I get the results.

Barbara: Thank you very much. And tell dr. Hearn I'm sorry I missed him. I'll -- I'll be waiting to hear.

Henry: You want to sit down?

Barbara: What are you doing here?

Henry: Waiting for you.

Barbara: You didn't have to do that.

Henry: I know. I wanted to.


Henry: I, uh -- I could see how worried you were about the checkup, and I didn't think you should go through that alone.

Barbara: [Chuckles] Uh, calling it a checkup is so -- innocuous.

Henry: It must be scary.

Barbara: Yeah. I mean, I haven't had any symptoms since my treatments -- ended. But, you know, once you've had cancer, you always think it's right there, waiting in the wings, waiting to pounce on you again, especially when it gets close to the next oncology appointment.

Henry: But the doctor said everything's going to be okay, right?

Barbara: The -- the exam went fine, but I don't know when they're going to get the blood work back. I mean, I guess I'll get it when it comes back.

Henry: You know, I'm not good at waiting.

Barbara: [Laughs] And my family is genetically incapable of it. I won't be able to take a deep breath, um, until I get the results back from that -- till I get that six-month okay.

Henry: But then you know what? We're just going to have to figure out some way to distract you.

Barbara: Good luck with that.

Henry: We could enter another dance contest. Okay. We could, uh -- we could go bowling.

Barbara: Bowling?

Henry: Bowling -- I don't like bowling anyway. Forget I even said it. It doesn't matter. I'm going to figure out something. I'll figure out some kind of way to distract you and take your mind off the -- the big "C."

Barbara: Thanks, Henry. I really appreciate it, but -- don't make me promises you can't keep, okay?

Henry: Yeah, I -- I wouldn't. I -- I wouldn't do that to you.


Vienna: Oh, Henry, there you are. I need to talk to you.

Henry: Um, this really isn't the best time.

Barbara: I'm going to go to my room. I will see you around.

Henry: Sure.

Barbara: Vienna.

Vienna: I've been on the phone all morning, canceling our wedding plans.

Henry: What about the dress?

Vienna: I left a message for Barbara. No more dress, no more cakes, or flowers or invitations. Unless you've changed your mind.

Henry: No. I think -- I think this is the right thing to do. I think we should slow down and start over.

Vienna: How far over?

Henry: From the beginning. Yeah, I think the best thing for us to do is just try to be friends and let it evolve from there.

Vienna: [Sighs] But that could take years.

Henry: We had fun the first time.

Vienna: Yes, we did, but -- [Sighs] You are right. You're right.

Henry: I am?

Vienna: Yes, absolutely. I agree we should be friends and take it from there and see what happens.

Henry: I had no idea you would take it so well.

Vienna: Henry, I'm not going to force you into marrying me. And who knows? If things happen, we might be back together before you know it.

[Barbara breathing heavily]

[Cell phone rings]

Henry: Hello.

Barbara: I can't breathe! Something's wrong.

Henry: I'll be right there. Uh, that was the conference-call operator. I totally forgot I have this phone meeting about the new wing of the hospital, and I've got to head up to the room.

Vienna: I'll come with you.

Henry: It's confidential. It won't -- it will not take long. Just -- just wait in the lounge for me, okay?

Vienna: Okay.


Henry: That's it. Just nice, slow breaths. I get panic attacks all the time. I really do. That's why I have a little stash of paper bags around. Feel better?

Barbara: I'm okay.

Henry: No, you're not. Your heart is racing. Yeah, you just need to -- just try to breathe and relax. This will pass.

Barbara: I'm so sorry for dragging you up here.

Henry: Don't be sorry. I want to help.

Barbara: I just feel so silly.

Henry: Why?! What do you mean, silly? You're expecting results, here. I'd be panicking, too, even if I was sure that there was nothing the matter with me.

Barbara: Yeah, well, I feel fine, but it doesn't mean that the cancer hasn't come back.

Henry: Look, I want to be here.

Barbara: You don't have to say that. You really don't.

Henry: Why would I lie to you? I do want to be here. I have too much respect for you to make promises that I don't intend to keep.

Barbara: You don't have to make me promises.

Henry: It's one of the things I love about you. We're not getting anywhere with this conversation. We need to, uh, keep ourselves occupied while we're waiting to hear about the results.

Barbara: Yeah, and that could take days.

Henry: Well then, uh, we'll just have to be creative. How about a -- how about a little poker, hmm? Just to pass the time, just for whatever's in our wallets, you know, to keep it interesting?

Barbara: I'm not a very good card player.

Henry: Well, you're my favorite kind. Cut the deck.

Barbara: No, no, no. I -- I really appreciate what you're trying to do here, but I don't really think I can focus.

Henry: Okay. That's fine. I'll teach you some tricks.

Bartender: Another glass of champagne, ms. Hyatt?

Vienna: [Sighs] No thank you. This is stupid.

[Barbara chuckles]

[Cell phone ringing]

Henry: Hello.

Vienna: Where are you?

Henry: Vienna.

Vienna: I thought you were on a conference call.

Henry: Yeah, I was, uh, and then I had to go to the meeting in person. I -- I had to rush out.

Vienna: I -- I've been waiting at the bar this entire time.

Henry: I know, I know. I am so sorry. I thought this would be quick, but it's gone a lot longer than I expected. And, um, sorry. Things are getting really intense here, sweetheart, so I -- I've really got to go.

[Vienna sighs]


Henry: You're not still thinking about the test results, are you?

Barbara: I thought that maybe he'd put a rush on them, but I guess not.

Henry: Let's play another hand.

Barbara: I have no more money!

Henry: Why do you need money when you've got clothes?

Barbara: You want to play for my clothes?

Henry: Yeah. You ever played strip poker? [Laughs]

Barbara: No, no!

Henry: Really? Come on!

Barbara: Henry, no!

Henry: Barbara, yes!

Barbara: No!

Henry: Live a little bit. What have you got to lose?

Barbara: My dignity.

Henry: Oh, come on. I've seen you naked. You've got nothing to worry about.

Barbara: Okay. What the hell? But this time I deal.


Barbara: I think you call this a straight flush.

Henry: No way!

Barbara: Way.

Barbara: Off with it. Off with it.

Henry: No, no, you -- you hustled me! You hustled me. You let me clean you out because you knew I would succumb to my baser of instincts and suggest we get naked.

Barbara: I beat you fair and square.

Henry: How?! How was I supposed to know that you were such a card shark?

Barbara: Oh, I'm not. I'm just lucky.

Henry: Yeah, you're luck -- you're lucky.

[Barbara chuckles]

Henry: You were lucky I'm so gullible. That's what it is.

Barbara: You're the one who wanted to play strip poker.

Henry: You knew I would go there.

[Barbara laughs]

Henry: Up and off with them.

Henry: All right. But I demand a rematch.

[Barbara yawns]

Henry: What the hell is that? What, are you -- are you underwhelmed?

Barbara: Oh, no, no, no. I -- I'm just -- I'm exhausted. You know, you did a wonderful thing today, coming over and getting me distracted. And -- and I just didn't think it was possible for me to get my mind off all the -- the results of the blood work that I'm waiting for.

Henry: Well, sure, yeah.

Barbara: But I just think I -- I think I need a -- a little nap right now. I really do. A nap, a nap, a nap.

Henry: Oh! Barbara, Barbara! Barbara, you can't leave me out here. I'll get arrested! Barbara!


Henry: Barbara, Barbara -- it's humiliating enough that you hustled me, but this is going too far. Barbara --

[Pop music plays]

Henry: Barbara, this isn't funny! Will you let me in?

Woman: Aah! [Gasps] Good heavens!

Henry: Uh -- no, ma'am, wait a second.


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