Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Henry accuses Louis of raping Maddie and of course he denies it. Eve defends him, but Henry is determined to find out the truth. He finds Maddie outside Casey's door and gets her to admit that it was Louis. But she doesn't want him to tell anyone.
Today’s episode was directed by Maria Wagner and written by Judith Donato.
Transcripts from TVMegasite
Louis: You better be drunk, Henry.
Henry: Oh, I'm stone cold sober.
Louis: You repeat that filth, I will clean the floor with you.
Henry: Yeah, is that what you told Maddie?
Louis: I never touched the girl.
Henry: Oh, really? I see her eyes when you're around, Louis. She nearly jumps out of her skin.
Louis: Well, she was that way long before I showed up. Bartender, scotch. Make it a double.
Henry: Oh, man, damn you, Louis. Damn you. She trusted you and you raped her.
Louis: Maddie is a disturbed girl. She says things that are not true.
Henry: Yeah, she lies. She lies -- she lies to protect you. She lies to protect Eve, so she doesn't know what kind of monster she's married to. That is done, Louis. It is over now.
Louis: Maddie was raped, and there's a lot of doubt about that. It was some college boy who did it, not me.
Henry: No, it was you. It was you!
Louis: Sure you won't join me?
Eve: Henry, stop it! What the hell is wrong with you?
Henry: You lay a hand on my sister again, and I swear I'll kill you.
Eve: Stop it!
Eve: Tell me I'm wrong. You did not say that to my husband.
Henry: I'm sorry. I know you want to believe that it isn't true, but it is. Maddie wasn't raped by some frat boy, it was Louis.
Eve: Are you insane?
Henry: I know this comes as a shock --
Eve: Did Maddie say something?
Henry: No. She didn't say --
Eve: Then how do you --
Henry: You've seen her around him. She's terrified.
Eve: Don't you dare repeat this.
Louis: It's okay, Eve. No one's going to take him seriously.
Henry: Look, we -- look, we've got to do whatever it takes. No matter how hard it is. Because Maddie needs us now more than ever.
Eve: What Maddie needs is help. She has told so many lies, I can't even keep track of them. And if you think you are saving her by coming up with this hideous, twisted scenario -- look, I know you've never liked Louis, but he has been good to her. And kind and stable and reliable --
Louis: Henry's never had any respect for stable. Let's face it --
Henry: Look, I know -- I know I'm far, far, far from perfect. But I can size people up, I've always been able to do that. And I can tell when someone is bluffing with a straight flush with nothing in their hands --
Eve: This isn't a card game! This is our family.
Louis: What does he care? I'm the easy target --
Henry: Would you shut up and stay away from her!
Eve: Don't talk to him like that!
Louis: He can't hurt me, Eve.
Henry: Oh, Louis. Oh, Louis. You do not want to know the kind of people I can get on the phone, man -- you don't want to know --
Louis: Cut your losses and lay down your cards. Game over. I'm going to go up to my room and rest. No hard feelings, Henry.
Eve: You really have lost your mind.
Henry: No, honey. No, I've opened my eyes. I'm so sorry I didn't do this before.
Eve: Louis may have his faults, but he is not a monster!
Henry: He was taking advantage of her. He was hurting her right underneath your own roof.
Eve: Maddie has always had a wild imagination since she was born. We knew it would get her into trouble.
Henry: Do not blame Maddie for this. God, it makes me sick. I close my eyes, I can't get it out of my mind.
Eve: It's not true!
Henry: It makes her sick, too, Eve. The fear. Okay? It makes her sick, too. This is why she built up this whole fantasy thing. And I bought into it. The whole straight "a" student thing. Oh, god, to thinking that she's acting out if she's five minutes late for curfew.
Eve: No, no, no, no, no. She would have told me.
Henry: No, she wouldn't have, Eve, because she loves you.
Eve: Look, I meant what I said. Don't you dare ever repeat this. And if you really love Maddie, then you will get to the real truth and stop making sick accusations against my husband.
Henry: Yeah, all right, I'll get to the truth.
Henry: Shh, shh. Hey, it's me. It's me. I'm here. I'm sorry. It's me.
Maddie: Henry, they're laughing at me in there.
Henry: We gotta go.
Maddie: I'm not leaving.
Henry: I know. I know about Louis. Not here. Not here, okay? We're going to go someplace safe. We're going to go someplace that he can't find you. And I promise you I won't let him hurt you ever again. That's your big brother talking, all right? Come on. Come on.
Maddie: This was a bad idea. I don't really want to talk.
Henry: All right, then I'll talk. Did I ever tell you about Tick Mitchell?
Maddie: Henry --
Henry: His name -- hand to god, his name was tick. He was a rotten kid.
Maddie: I don't care.
Henry: Well, then hear me out here. Come on. I was in the fourth grade and this guy tick, he used to steal my lunch money every day. He would corner me in the bathroom and he threatened to punch my lights out. So, one day I got smart. I played my first game of poker. I was 9. I was taking on the eighth graders, so I cleaned them out, obviously. And I ate like a king after that. Until the next day, when tick broke my arm. You know, I never told mom and dad about that. I told them I just fell.
Maddie: What'd you do?
Henry: I dropped out of school. I lost a lot of friends. I never made it to the multiplication tables. And it was a weird thing, Maddie, because I hated that kid, but I hated myself, too, because I never stood up to him. And I felt like nothing, sweetheart. I felt like nothing. And that was on a good day.
Maddie: What happened?
Henry: Dr. Conroy happened. He was a counselor.
Maddie: Did you tell?
Henry: No. No. Once somebody knew, it was okay. I wasn't alone anymore and things just sort of moved on after that. I know, too, Maddie. And you're not alone anymore.
Maddie: It was Louis, Henry. It was Louis.
Henry: I know, sweetie. [ Henry sighs ] I know.
Henry: Honey? Oh, sweetie, why didn't you tell me? Why didn't you tell me as soon as you hit town?
Maddie: I couldn't.
Henry: Why? Because of Eve?
Maddie: She wouldn't believe me.
Henry: No, no. She loves you. She's just scared for you. We're both scared for you.
Maddie: No, I'm okay now.
Henry: I -- I know what "okay" looks like and this is not it.
Maddie: You'll get mad and people will know, and I don't want everybody to find out.
Henry: What, do you mean Casey?
Maddie: He'll never understand.
Henry: Oh, he might surprise you. When did it happen?
Maddie: Last year. After a dance. Louis used to joke that he'd be my date. He was really nice to me, Henry. He used to take me to Blackhawk games and drive my friends and I around town. And -- I don't know. Maybe I kind of flirted a little bit.
Henry: Don't! Don't do that. Don't do that. This is not your fault.
Maddie: So, my friend Angie was supposed to sleep over -- and she backed out. And Eve had book club. And I was a little bummed that Angie wasn't sleeping over, so Louis had promised that we would do something special after the dance. So, he came in my room to talk. And he sat on my bed. And we started talking and then he -- he put his hand on my thigh. And I didn't say anything and then he started moving it up higher. And I jumped off the bed. Let go of me! And he grabbed my arm.
Louis: You are such a tease.
Maddie: He got mad and told me that I was just a tease.
Maddie: No! No.
Louis: Relax. It'll be fun.
Maddie: No! No! I tried to stop him. I tried so hard. But he's so strong.
Henry: I know. Shh, shh. I know. I know. It's okay. It's okay.
[ Maddie sobs ]
[ Henry sighs ]
Maddie: After, I went to the hospital and that's where I met Dallas. And I couldn't tell him. I ran. And the next morning I made Louis and Eve breakfast. And that's when I called you. I thought that if I -- if I left I can forget everything. I -- I could pretend everything was brand new. That I was brand new. And then -- I met Casey and I fell in love, and I couldn't pretend anymore.
Henry: Listen. Listen to me. Louis will never hurt you again. I promise you. I will protect you. You are my beautiful baby sister and I love you. And this nightmare is finally over. Do you understand? Come here.
Maddie: It'll never be over, Henry. That's just something people say.
Henry: No, no, no, you're already halfway there. You have to take one more step. We have to tell Eve.
Henry: Yeah, we do --
Henry: We have to let her know what kind of man she's married to.
Maddie: Henry, you can't tell anybody.
Henry: We don't have to do it right away.
Maddie: Henry, if you tell anybody, more people will get hurt and it'll be my fault. Please, do not tell anyone.