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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Katie and Henry run into a maid who says she saw Barbara leaving her room.  So they ask Lisa if they can see the security tape.  Katie and Lisa assume it's Barbara, but Henry can tell that something is off; the woman on the tape doesn't have Barbara's "swish."  Paul calls Henry to come over; they've gotten a note from Barbara.  The suspicious looking note says that she's OK and needs some time alone.  Henry doesn't believe it's from her, so Katie takes him home to calm him down.  At Katie's house, he's sure he hears Barbara's voice.  Katie really thinks he's losing his mind so takes him out for some fresh air.  It turns out he's not crazy - Barbara has found a walkie talkie, which is being picked up on Katie's baby monitor.

Today’s episode was directed by Habib Azar and written by Josh Griffith.


Transcripts from TVMegasite

Henry: I'm telling you, that is Barbara's lipstick shade and her lip print.

Katie: You can tell all this from a tissue?

Henry: I know her lips well. I'm telling you, she was here recently. I -- I'll prove it to you. Wendy, Wendy, could you come in here for a minute? Thanks. Uh, when was the last time that you cleaned ms. Ryan's room?

Wendy: Earlier this afternoon.

Henry: And you emptied all the trash cans, right?

Wendy: Yes, right before I saw ms. Ryan leave.

Henry: You what? You saw Barbara leave the room? You saw Barbara leave this room?

Wendy: I think it was her.

Henry: Thank you, Wendy. Thank you. Thank you very much. See? I am not losing my sanity or my sense of smell. Barbara is here.

Katie: Then why hasn't she tried to get in touch with you?

Henry: Obviously she's still furious at me. I guess I didn't get through to her with the on-air appeal after all.

Katie: Well, maybe she just didn't see it.

Henry: Right. Maybe she's out and about. She wasn't near a TV set.

Katie: That's a big if. The maid wasn't exactly positive it was Barbara she saw.

Henry: Katie, she saw a woman wearing Barbara's perfume and her favorite lipstick walk out of Barbara's room. Who else could it be?

Katie: I don't know. But I know how we can find out. Come on.


Lisa: Oh, this whole thing sounds so crazy to me.

Henry: Yeah, I know. I just want to find out if Barbara was here, if she exited or entered the hotel at any point today, just so I can be sure that nothing bad happened to her.

Lisa: Bad? You mean bad like someone kidnapped her?

Katie: Yeah, like that kind of bad.

Henry: That kind of bad. And for a while, I -- I thought it was Vienna.

Lisa: Vienna? Oh, I know, because Vienna found out you were in love with Barbara.

Henry: [Sighs] Does everybody know that?

Lisa: Of course, Henry. I saw your picture on TV.

Henry: Oh, oh, oh.

Lisa: Yeah. It was -- it really just almost broke my heart.

Henry: Not as badly as I broke Barbara's.

Lisa: Why did you marry Vienna?

Henry: She pretended she was pregnant.

Lisa: Oh, yeah. Well, that's an old story. So you really think, uh, Vienna would hurt Barbara?

Henry: I hope not. I want to hope not. And I hope that Barbara is just okay and that she's just mad at me and she's hiding out.

Katie: Yeah. That's why we want to look at the security video.

Lisa: Uh-huh.

Clerk: Here's the DVD you asked for, Ms. Grimaldi.

Lisa: Thank you very much. Well, let's see. Okay, now, let's see what we got right here. And stop me if you see something that really looks suspicious, all right?

Henry: Stop. Stop right there. Look at that.

Lisa: Yeah.

Henry: That's her. That's Barbara.

Katie: You think so?

Henry: Yeah. I'm sure of it.

Lisa: Well, it does kind of look like her. I mean, the hair's like her.

Henry: The hair and -- and the coat and those shoes. That's definitely her. She was here.

Katie: I don't know, Henry.

Henry: Come on, Katie. Who else could it be?


Henry: That's not Barbara.

Katie: Just a minute ago you said you knew it was her. What changed your mind?

Henry: She doesn't have Barbara's swish.

Katie: Beg your pardon?

Henry: Barbara's got this youthful walk. It's this sort of swish.

Lisa: You know what? He's right. Barbara does. That woman didn't.

Katie: Okay, so if that's not Barbara but it's some woman who's trying to look like Barbara, that means --

Henry: That means that someone has got her, and this woman could be the one who's holding her prisoner.


Katie: Don't do this, Henry. Don't just jump to the worst possible scenario.

Henry: Barbara is missing, and there is some woman who is masquerading as her to make us think that she is okay. What other scenario am I supposed to jump to, Katie?

Katie: It's a coincidence! The woman just happened to have short hair and be wearing a coat that looked like Barbara's.

Henry: And just happened to be coming out of the same general vicinity as Barbara's place and wearing the same perfume? That's not a coincidence, Katie. It's damn suspicious.

Katie: Okay, maybe it was Barbara and she lost her swish.

Henry: Hmm-mm, hmm-mm. You do not lose a swish like that, okay? Not gonna happen. That's like her losing the color of her eyes or the -- the curve of her neck.

Katie: Okay, enough. You love everything about her. I get it.

Henry: My gut is telling me that she's in real trouble, Katie. I've got to do something about it.

[Cell phone rings]

Henry: Henry Coleman.

Paul: Henry, it's Paul. You need to head over to my place right away. We've heard from mother.

Barbara: Henry, come back to me, like you did before. Come on. I want to talk to you. Please, tell me you haven't forgotten about me. Please. You know, Vienna tricked you. She lied to you about the baby. She doesn't love you the way I do. She couldn't. Henry -- chuckles! [Voice breaking] Come on. Come on, Henry. It's time, it's time. It's time to find me. Okay, it's time to come find me and rescue me, please! Please, Henry, please.

Henry: What did you hear? Did Barbara call you? What did she say? What happened to her?

Paul: She didn't call, Henry. She sent a note.

Henry: "It's me, Barbara. I'm alive. I'm okay. I just need some time alone." That's it? That's all she says?

Paul: Yeah. We compared that handwriting to this handwriting on -- on a birthday card that she sent. I think it's the same. I think that note is from her.

Henry: It's torn at the bottom. There could have been some stuff here that got ripped off.

Paul: No, Henry, it is what it is. She's been playing us.

Henry: Playing us? Why?

Emily: I bet to make us all worry.

Henry: To what end?

Paul: So that we would appreciate her more when she decides to come back.

Henry: I can't believe this is all she'd write. "I'm okay. I just need time alone." What does that even mean?

Paul: Well, it means, Henry, whether you like it or not that she doesn't want to see you or talk to you right now.

Katie: At least we know she's okay.

Henry: Come on, Paul. Do you think this sounds like your mom? I -- I mean, she's usually much more, uh --

Emily: Verbose?

Henry: Verbose. She's more verbose. If she wanted to make a point, she would have used a lot more words than these.

Paul: Well, who knows what's in her head right now?

Henry: Well, maybe these aren't actually her words.

Paul: No, Henry. I just told you. We compared the handwriting.

Henry: That's not what I mean. I -- maybe she was forced to write this by whoever is holding her hostage.

Emily: Now you think she's being held hostage?

Henry: Maybe.

Katie: Henry, come on. You're grasping. I know it hurts to think that she'd be avoiding you.

Henry: This is fishy. This is fishy. I don't take this at face value. It's like the woman at the hotel.

Paul: What woman at the hotel?

Henry: The maid thought she saw someone leaving Barbara's room.

Paul: Thought?

Henry: Yeah. She was walking down the hallway. She had her back to the maid.

Gwen: When was this?

Henry: This was earlier today.

Will: So was it mom?

Henry: No. We had Lisa pull the security tapes. We looked at it, and it wasn't Barbara.

Gwen: Are you sure?

Henry: Yeah, I'm sure. I'm sorry. Look, um, thank you for the call, Paul. I really appreciate it. And just, uh -- just keep me in touch if you find anything else, okay?

Paul: Yeah, I will. You do the same.

Henry: All right. Come on. Let's go.


Henry: Come on. It doesn't make any sense. Why would Barbara write such a terse note?

Katie: Maybe she figured the less said, the better.

Henry: Why, why? If she wanted us to leave her alone, wouldn't she go out of her way to explain exactly why?

Katie: I think you just need to accept the truth and be happy that she's not hurt. Be patient. She'll come back when she's ready.

Henry: She didn't even mention me in her note.

Katie: Probably because she's pretty ticked off still.

Henry: No thanks to you.

Katie: I thought you said you'd forgiven me.

Henry: I said we were on the road to forgiveness. It's a long road.

Katie: I know.

Henry: Look, no offense, but right now I'm more concerned with getting Barbara to forgive me.

Katie: That is out of your hands right now until she decides to let you. I think you need to start preparing yourself for the possibility that she may never forgive you.

Henry: No. I refuse to believe that.

Katie: Well, there's nothing you can do about it until she decides to come out of hiding.

Henry: I -- I can track her down. I can swoop down and sweep her off her feet.

Katie: You don't even know where she is.

Henry: I know that she's close, and I -- I can find her!

Katie: What if she tells you to leave her alone? You will be humiliated.

Henry: God, you are just determined to take all the air out of my hope, aren't you?

Katie: No! I'm just trying to get you to be realistic. Barbara may never forgive you, and maybe, just maybe, she's turned her back on you for good.


Henry: I know what you're saying. I'm chasing a woman who maybe doesn't want to be found.

Katie: Exactly.

Henry: What if you're wrong? What if she thinks I'm happy with Vienna, that I've turned my back on her? If that's the case and I give up on her, then that just proves that she's right.

Katie: I think maybe you both just need a little more time to think this through.

Henry: [Sighs] Thinking doesn't get us anywhere. I'm tired of thinking. It's time for action.

Katie: Okay, well, can you at least wait to do action until I go get the mail?

Henry: Yeah, yeah. I can handle that.

Katie: Thank you. You know, Henry, I just want you to be happy. That's what I want to get out of all of this.

Henry: That's why we're a little further down the road.

Katie: Good. I'm glad.

Henry: Oh, come on, Barbara. Don't do this. Don't let a stupid mistake ruin what we could have had. Please come back to me.

Barbara: Help me!

Henry: Barbara?

Barbara: Somebody, can you hear me? Please!

Henry: Barbara, I can -- yeah, I -- Barbara, I can hear you! It's me, Henry! Barbara? Barbara?

Katie: What's the matter?

Henry: Barbara -- I just heard Barbara. She's calling for help.

Katie: What? Where?

Henry: In the room! She's in the room! She sounds like -- she sounds like she's in a little box.

Katie: Okay, I think the stress is definitely getting to you.

Henry: No, shh! Listen, listen. You can hear her?

Katie: I don't hear anything.

Henry: I swear it was her voice!

Katie: Okay, I think you need to calm down. You need to get some air. Come on. Let's go outside.

Henry: Katie -- [Sighs]


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