Monday, January 4, 2010
Henry visits Katie to wish her a Happy New Year. They discuss their Christmas Eve good-byes with Brad. Henry encourages Katie to get out of the house and pick up some food at Al's, where Simon just happens to be working. Katie convinces him to come home and hang out with her and Henry. The boys fall asleep with their heads on Katie's shoulders.
Today’s episode was directed by Maria Wagner and written by Gordon Rayfield.
Katie: Hey! What are you doing here?
Henry: A happy and joyous new year to you, too. You want to get that out of my face, please?
Katie: Oh, sorry.
Katie: The lights went out.
Henry: Yeah, Katie, I noticed.
Katie: Do you know what happened?
Henry: Uh, they said there was a lot of ice, I think just brought down the power lines.
Katie: Yeah, that's what I figured.
Henry: Mm-hmm. And I figured I would come over here and check on you and Jacob and see if you were all right.
Katie: We're good. We're great, actually. He slept through the whole thing.
Henry: Lucky kid.
Katie: Where were you?
Henry: I was at the diner, waiting for a drunken crowd that never showed arrived. You have no idea how much fun it is to keep a generator running for three people drinking coffee.
Katie: Well, I guess everyone just stayed home.
Henry: Yeah. I'm expecting a baby boom in September.
Katie: Oh, good, lots of new friends for Jacob.
Henry: Mm-hmm. Can I ask you something?
Henry: Why did you look like you were a little disappointed when it was me that was at the door?
Katie: I wasn't. I just wasn't expecting you. That's all.
Henry: Really? 'Cause I have a feeling that you were disappointed that it wasn't Simon who came a-knocking.
Katie: I saw Brad.
Henry: You did? For real?
Katie: Yeah. For real. He came to me on Christmas eve. And we said goodbye.
Henry: Oh, bubbles --
Katie: He's really gone now.
Henry: Yeah. Yeah, I think he is. I, uh, I had a goodbye with him myself. Are you okay?
Katie: I'm sad. But it feels right. I mean, I wish he was here, but I know he can't be anymore. And at least we got to say a real goodbye. It was really wonderful. We needed to let him go.
Henry: Well, believe me, he didn't want to let you go. But he loved you and Jacob enough to know that that's what he had to do.
Katie: Yeah, he did.
Henry: I missed that.
Henry: That smile. It has been a long time since I've seen that smile.
Katie: I know.
Henry: Oh. Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. Your smile can light up a room. I think -- I think that's a sign.
Katie: I think it's time we put that kind of stuff to rest for a while. Are you thirsty? You want something to drink?
Henry: No. No, thanks. You know, you never really answered my question.
Katie: What question?
Henry: Well, when you opened the door, you were hoping that it was Simon, weren't you?
Katie: Oh, first you're a ghost whisperer, now you're a mind reader?
Henry: It's okay. It's okay. You don't have to answer me.
Katie: I asked Simon to leave. Why would I want him to come back?
Henry: You tell me.
Katie: I don't. I mean, I do feel bad that I asked him to leave, but even he agreed that it was best for both of us that he did.
Henry: Okay, then.
Katie: So, is he still sleeping on your couch?
Henry: Why do you ask?
Katie: Oh, no reason. I just -- he told me that he was only staying for a couple more days. I was just wondering if he was okay.
Henry: Oh, you don't have to worry about Simon. The man is bulletproof. Whatever he's doing, he's not spending new year's eve alone.
Katie: No, I'm sure he's not.
Henry: And you're okay with that?
Katie: Why wouldn't I be?
Henry: No reason. Hey, you want to get a burger?
Henry: Yes, now. I didn't have a chance to eat before the power went out, and I'm starving. What do you say? That's no way to start a new year. Let's -- let's go over to Al's, get something to eat.
Katie: Are you serious?
Henry: Yes, I'm serious. Al's is open all night. And the roads are clear.
Katie: I can't take Jacob out now.
Henry: Okay, I'll tell you what. I'll call them for a takeout order, and then you can go pick it up.
Katie: Why me?
Henry: Because you've been cooped up in here, and you need to get out and have some fresh air. Don't worry, I will look after the little guy.
Katie: It would be kind of nice to get out for a bit.
Henry: Mm-hmm. I thought so. Go ahead. Go. I'll tell them to have it ready for when you arrive.
Henry: I think she's doing a lot better now, don't you? Yeah. It was a little dicey there, with your dad hanging around, but he did the right thing, and he moved on, and now your mom can move on with her life. I know you miss him. Yeah, we all miss him. [ Chuckles ] But you know what? I'm gonna do everything I can to be there for you. Whatever you need, whatever your mom needs, I'm gonna make sure you have it. I promise. I'm gonna be there for you two. For the rest of your lives.
Henry: Simon! What are you doing here?!
Katie: Oh, shut up. Where's Jacob?
Henry: He is clean and fed and sleeping in his room.
Simon: What are you watching?
Henry: What am I watching? This is "the twilight zone," my friend. They're doing a marathon. Episodes all night!
Katie: Oh, I wish I could watch TV all night. I have a baby.
Henry: What, I'm here to help. We can take turns zonking out. You know how much you love "the twilight zone."
Katie: I do. But only for a couple hours.
Henry: Okay, well, prepare to embrace the best of American culture.
Simon: Weren't these made, like, 50 years ago?
Katie: You've heard of it?
Simon: Yeah, I've heard of this mystical thing called American TV.
Henry: Yeah, I supposed in the outback, all you had to watch were crocodiles mating.
Simon: [ Laughs ] What?
Katie: Henry, help me with the food. Simon, you just make yourself at home.
Simon: Thank you.
Katie: You totally set me up!
Henry: I don't know what you're talking about!
Katie: Oh, really. Don't give me that. You knew Simon would be there, because you're the one who hired him!
Henry: Oh, did I forget to tell you that? I'm sorry. When I get hungry, I get absent-minded. I almost had some of Jacob's formula.
Katie: I don't need you running my life, Henry.
Henry: I want you to be happy.
Katie: Well, why don't you let me decide what that is.
Henry: Okay, fair enough. Come on, now you're missing it!
Katie: Oh, is this the one where that lady gets terrorized in her home, and then you find out she's a giant?
Henry: Don't ruin it!
Katie: Sorry. Sorry.
Simon: Don't worry about it. No worries.
Henry: Well, I'm sure they have television shows in Australia, but you've never seen anything like this!
Simon: So tell me something. Are they gonna show the one about the con man who can change his face to look like other people? That was my favorite. Oh, yeah, we used to wire the crocodiles for cable TV.
[ Both laugh ]
Katie: That was the best! Which one's n -- oh, good, you're asleep. My three boys.