Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Henry sneaks in to see Emily again, and she admits she still loves Paul and wants him back. Of course, she asks Henry for his help.
Today’s episode was directed by Grant Alexsander and written by Josh Griffith.
Transcripts from TVMegasite
Emily: No, I understand. Yeah, it certainly is a lot to take in. But I appreciate you letting me know right away. Yeah, I'll be in touch. Thanks. Bye. Hey, what the heck? Where did you come from? Come here. Come here, baby. Come here. Oh, you're so sweet. Hey, buddy, what are you here for? Come here. Come here. Are you a patient in this horrible place? Who's your doctor, anyway?
Henry: Dr. Frankenfurter, who else?
Emily: Does this guy belong to you? Really?
Henry: Yeah, I snuck into the ward as a service dog volunteer.
Emily: What's a service dog volunteer?
Henry: Pooch and I, we go around and offer canine companionship to any of the patients that need a little cheering up. And from the smile on your face, I see it worked. Come on.
Emily: Come here.
Henry: I see that it works. Tell me that your good mood is due to the fact that Paul has signed the papers giving up all rights to the baby. He's out of your life forever, yes?
Emily: No. No, I'm afraid not. I just spoke to my lawyer, and he told me that Paul has decided to fight me and my mother for custody of the baby.
Henry: Oh, Emily, I am so sorry.
Emily: Don't be. I'm not. I'm okay with it. I really am.
Henry: Good, so you're gonna fight Paul. Good. Good, good, good. I will help you do that, too. I'm gonna march down to that custody hearing and swear under oath that the baby belongs to you and Susan. And then I'll make Paul out to be Hannibal Lecter and Caligula all rolled up into one.
Emily: Henry, I appreciate your support. But I'm not sure what's going to happen.
Henry: What do you mean, you're not sure what's going to happen? Judges always side with the natural mother. And yeah, you may spend a little time in jail, but it's not like Paul has never spent time behind bars. He doesn't have a leg to stand on here, Em. You can win this fight.
Emily: I'm not sure fighting's the way.
Henry: Oh, fighting is the way. Fighting is the only way.
Emily: Yeah, well, not if it alienates Paul forever.
Henry: You say that like it's a bad thing.
Emily: Will you just hear me out here, okay? Meg barged in here the other night and accused me of putting out the sonogram picture so Paul would see it and g
Henry: Why would she say you would do something like that?
Emily: To get Paul back.
Henry: That just proves how off base she is. Because the last thing that you'd want is to have Paul back in your life, right? That's true, right?
Emily: See, I just don't think Meg and Paul are as solid as they want us all to believe.
Henry: Okay, but you don't care about that because you don't care about Paul anymore, right?
Emily: I think this baby is driving Meg away.
Henry: Emily -- no, Emily -- Emily, stop right now. Stop what you're thinking right now. You're going down the wrong highway at about a 100 miles an hour too fast. Now slam on the brakes, now!
Emily: I can't. I thought I could, Henry, but -- I've got a baby inside of me. And with every heartbeat, it reminds me how much I still love Paul.
Henry: Please -- please tell me that you are joking. Or you're highly medicated, maybe? Is that it?
Emily: No, neither.
Henry: You can't possibly think that you still have a future with Paul? For god's sakes, why would you want one, Em?
Emily: You know, if you have to even ask me that question, I doubt that I'll be able to explain it to you.
Henry: That's because it's an absolutely insane idea.
Emily: Love is always a little insane, isn't it?
Henry: Yeah, so is necrophilia. That doesn't make it the right thing to do.
Emily: Would you just listen to me. Being with Paul was impossible only because Meg was in the picture. But this baby has caused a shift in their relationship. I know it has. I saw it when she came to see me. The desperation was in her eyes, Henry.
Henry: Really, have you looked in the mirror lately?
Emily: Is it so wrong for me to want to have a relationship with the father of my child?
Henry: Yes, when the father is Paul Ryan. He makes Ted Bundy look like a fun blind date.
Emily: Would you stop it already?
Henry: Sorry, that was a slight exaggeration. But he is not worthy of your love, and deep down you know that, Em. You cannot rationalize this decision.
Emily: Well, you're not gonna change my mind, so --
Henry: Well, then you leave me with no other choice.
Emily: What -- you're leaving?
Henry: Yeah, I'm leaving.
Emily: You're taking the dog?
Henry: Yeah, I'm taking the dog.
Emily: Henry --
Henry: I need some reinforcements and you need a reality check. And I know just the people to give it to you. Come on, boy.
Emily: So, where are all your reinforcements?
Henry: I never got a chance to call anybody. I ran into poochie's owner, and then I had to pretend that I was searching for the guy to give him back his missing dog.
Emily: Lucky for me. I just wish you'd stop making such a big deal out of all this.
Henry: Okay. Okay, Em. I'll tell you what, I'll make a deal with you -- you tell me that you were kidding about getting back together with Paul, and I will drop the whole thing.
Emily: I'm not kidding. But instead of worrying about me getting hurt again -- listen to me, be glad that two damaged people are finally getting the chance to do things right.
Henry: Emily, what greeting card did you get that from?
Emily: Paul and I will always and forever be tied to each other. And it's not just because of this baby.
Henry: What else is there?
Emily: We're soul mates, Henry.
Henry: That's why you shot him in the back, right?
Emily: No, I shot him in the back because I couldn't stand the thought of not spending the rest of my life with. It was unbearable. And I threw myself off the cliff because I couldn't stand the fact that he had chosen Meg over me.
Henry: And yet, you still can't get the hint!
Emily: And you are not hearing the obvious, Henry. I have been pushed to the absolute extreme by this man. Past all rational thought, past all control. I've been willing to do absolutely anything to hold onto him. If that isn't love at its most profound, then what is?
[ Henry sighs ]
Emily: You can't talk me out of my feelings. Neither can my mom, and certainly not Hal. So don't waste your time putting them on red alert.
Henry: It's called an intervention, Em. What you have for Paul is an addiction. And it's worse than any drug.
Emily: You know, I told you all this because I thought you of all people would understand. I need you, Henry. I'm all alone in here.
Henry: Maybe that's your saving grace.
Emily: How do you figure?
Henry: As long as you're in here, you can't do anything to win Paul back. So, you know what? Go ahead. Have all the fantasies that you want about him. Thank god you can't act on any of them.
Emily: You think I'm gonna be happy just dreaming about being with Paul?
Henry: I don't see how you have much of a choice, Em. You're not getting out of here, and I seriously doubt that he's gonna be visiting any time soon.
Emily: No, we're gonna have custody issues to discuss.
Henry: That's what the lawyers are for.
Emily: Yes, but I'll take the hard line, and he'll try to talk me out of it. He'll have to come here and talk me out of it.
Henry: Emily, don't -- no, stop! Don't do this -- don't do this to yourself. The man hates you.
Emily: No. No, I won't believe that. He just needs to see that I can get better, Henry. And I will get better. I know I will.
Henry: Good. Don't do it for him. Do it for yourself.
Emily: Henry, I need you on my side. I need to see Paul, and I know how.
Henry: Don't ask me to help you break out of here, 'cause I'm not doing that.
Emily: Oh, no, no, no. Don't worry, I have a better idea. I know exactly how to get Paul to come see me.