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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Katie has decided that she wants to leave town with Simon, so she says good-bye to her best friend Henry.  Henry thinks she's making a mistake and that Simon is the one behind this, so he goes to her sister Margo.  She is able to convince Katie to wait a few days and plots with Henry to convince her to stay for good.

Today’s episode was directed by Michael Eilbaum and written by Josh Griffith.

 

Transcripts from TVMegasite

Margo: Hey, Henry.

Henry: Margo.

Margo: Where are you off to in such a hurry?

Henry: Katie's.

Margo: Oh. So fast.

Henry: Listen, whatever Mr. Lee told you, just know there are two sides to every story. I never met Clarissa in my life. In fact, she approached me, and she tricked me into thinking --

Margo: Henry, Henry, Henry, I have no idea what you're talking about. I don't know anything about a Clarissa or Mr. Lee, or -- should I?

Henry: No. Absolutely not. It's a complete misunderstanding.

Margo: No -- no crimes committed?

Henry: Crimes? What do you -- what do you take me for?

Margo: You know, I think the less I know about whatever you're talking about, the better. I just wanted to say hello to my little nephew.

Henry: Oh, yeah!

Margo: Hey, buckaroo! How are --

[ Margo gasps ] You are getting so big.

Henry: Pretty soon, he's gonna be riding bikes and chasing girls.

Margo: Well, he is brad's son. It might be the other way around.

[ Laughter ]

Henry: That's a good point.

Margo: So, how's Katie?

Henry: She is pulling herself together, actually, and I hate to say it, but I think Simon's been a good influence on her.

Margo: Well, I -- I tend to agree. And him having a steady job helps, thanks to you.

Henry: Just trying to do my part.

Margo: You know what? I guess a leopard can change his spots.

 

Henry: Hey. Look who's getting his first tooth. What did I interrupt?

Katie: Thank you for picking him up.

Henry: No problem at all. We had a very good walk back. So, what's up?

Katie: Henry, you know you are the best friend that I have ever had.

Henry: Oh, my god. What have I done now? Uh, what have you done that I'm not gonna like?

Simon: You'd better sit down, Henry.

Henry: I'd better sit down? This isn't good. I -- do I need a drink?

Simon: Oh, yeah, probably.

Katie: No, listen, it's good news. It's good news. You just need to promise me to hear me out before you react.

Henry: Anything else?

Katie: And not to tell anyone at all. This news stays in this room.

Henry: Okay, I don't know if I should be intrigued or terrified.

Katie: You should be happy.

Henry: Okay.

Katie: Um, Simon and I -- well, we're leaving town.

Henry: You're leaving town? You going skiing in Tahoe? Snorkeling in Baja?

Katie: As in moving away.

Henry: Away?

Katie: Yeah.

Henry: For good?

Katie: Yes.

Henry: Okay. I am gonna need that drink, and you're gonna need a drink. And could you, uh, mix some martinis together so that I -- I can talk this woman out of this crazy idea?

Simon: Good luck, mate. I've already tried.

Henry: You can't leave here. This is your home. Your family's here, your friends, me. I'm practically both.

Katie: I know that. And please understand that I did not come to this decision lightly.

Henry: Why did you come to this decision at all?

Katie: You don't understand. It's about brad.

Henry: Is he still here? [ Henry stammers ] Brad, would you leave this poor woman alone? I can't see him now.

Katie: No. Henry, stop.

Henry: I thought you were gone for good.

Katie: His ghost is not here, but his memory is everywhere, and I can't move on unless I get away from it. I can't learn how to become a whole person.

Henry: You don't have to leave to be whole. We're all here to help you.

Katie: I need to learn how to help myself. I need to start over, and I can't do that here.

Henry: Uh, where will you go?

Katie: I don't know. New York or Rome maybe. I don't know. We'll -- we'll end up where we're supposed to be.

Henry: Okay. Did you force her into this? Is this your idea?

Simon: Ha ha. Trust me, this was as big a shock to me as it is to you, mate.

Henry: Are you sure you didn't wake up with some con artist itch and say, "hey, you know what, Katie? I've got a really cool idea"?

Simon: I have spent the last half hour trying to talk her out of it.

Katie: It's true. He did.

Henry: Now you're okay with it?

Simon: I'm okay with whatever makes Katie happy. And, mate, as her best friend, I think you should do the same.

Henry: No, I'm -- I'm in shock here, okay? I -- um, when? When -- when are you leaving?

Katie: As soon as we can pack.

Henry: Okay, okay. Knowing you, that will be at least a few weeks.

Katie: Today, Henry. We're leaving today.

Henry: What?! You're not thinking clearly here, okay? No. Absolutely -- I'm all for spontaneity, all right, but you're going a little overboard here.

Katie: Maybe, but this is the right thing for me to do, so I need you to be my best friend and let me go, okay?

 

Henry: Okay, for the first time in my life, I'm practically speechless here. I -- my friends quota goes from two to zero in about as much time as it takes to say "good-bye." It's actually three when you throw in my best buddy here.

Katie: Henry --

Henry: Henry what? There's -- there's nothing I can say to change your mind, is there?

Katie: No, just be happy for me.

Henry: Happy? It's really hard to be happy for you when you're breaking my heart.

Katie: Henry, we will always be friends -- always.

Henry: Friends? Friends? It's gonna be very difficult with thousands of miles in between us.

Katie: We'll make it work. We're always a -- a video chat away.

Henry: Oh, my god! Oh, you better take really good care of her, or I swear to god, I will find you, and I will -- I will feed you to the crocodiles or the pigeons or wherever you end up.

Simon: Calm down, mate. Calm down. I am gonna take incredible care of her and Jacob. Just trust me.

Henry: So this is it?

Katie: I guess so. Good-bye, Henry.

Henry: Oh, my god. That word never sounded so sad.

Katie: Okay. Now you say it.

Henry: If I don't, will it force you to stay?

Katie: No. You'll just regret that you never did.

Henry: I already regret enough. Here's looking at you, kid.

 

Henry: You were wrong, Margo. Spots don't change.

Margo: What are you talking about?

Henry: Simon Frasier. His spots are as bright as ever.

Margo: What are you talking about?

Henry: He's got Katie convinced she should leave town with him.

Margo: What? When?

Henry: Today.

Margo: Are you sure?

Henry: Yes, I'm sure. She was going on about how she can't stay here because of all the memories of brad, but I think that Simon is pressuring her.

Margo: Well, uh, who told you this?

Henry: Katie told me this, okay? This is the real deal, Margo. She's not kidding around. She -- she forced me to say good-bye to her.

Margo: And you didn't stop her?! What, are you out of your mind?!

Henry: What are you talk -- what am I supposed to do, lock her up in her own house?

Margo: Well, of course! That's what I would have done!

Henry: Yes! You're a cop. You can get away with that.

Margo: Right. You'd better pray that we're not too late. Let's go.

Henry: All right, all right.

 

Katie: I cannot believe you went to Margo. How could you do that? I thought you understood.

Henry: I do. I do understand. I understand that you're scared and that you're confused, and you think that running is the best way to escape those feelings. And it is not, Katie. Trust me, I know.

Katie: No, you don't know anything. For the last time, I am not running away, okay? I need to get on with my life, and I can't do that here.

Margo: Honey, we just want to do what's best for you. That's all we want. And having Simon Frasier drag you off halfway across the world on another one of his illegal escapades isn't the best way to find yourself.

Katie: That is not what this is. It was my idea, not Simon's.

Simon: That's true.

Katie: And if you want to know the whole truth, he tried to get me to stay!

Simon: I did.

Henry: And look how successful you were.

Simon: I was listening to what she was saying, mate. And what she said made sense. You two are trying to stop her 'cause you're scared of losing her.

Margo: You know what? I'm gonna go with my instincts here, not yours, Simon.

Simon: Really?

Margo: Yeah.

Simon: What about your sister's? Do you trust her instincts? Do -- do her feelings count for nothing? 'Cause they're telling her she needs to leave.

Katie: And locking up Simon is not gonna change it.

Margo: Come on. Let's just talk, you and I, quietly together.

Katie: Why? You're not gonna be able to change my mind.

Margo: Oh!

Henry: I know what you're going through. I do.

Katie: No, really, Henry, you don't.

Henry: Don't you want to face this with the people that love you?

Katie: No! Because you love me so much, you're making me feel like I'm in a prison! If I cry, I -- I'm losing it! If I laugh, I'm manic! I can't handle it anymore!

Henry: Okay, okay, okay, okay. You know what? We'll -- we'll back off. We'll give you your space, and we'll do whatever you want. Right, Margo?

Katie: No, it's not enough. I'm sorry. It's not enough.

Margo: Honey, I do not want to see you make a mistake that you're gonna regret.

Katie: So what if I do? What is the big deal? I'll be able to handle it and say, "hey, I made a mistake."

Simon: Yeah, and then I'll bring her home.

Katie: I've got to go out in the world, though, and find that out for myself.

Margo: Aw, Katie, with Simon?

Katie: Yes, with Simon. He's the only one who's not treating me like an emotional invalid. I love you so much. Please love me enough to let me do this.

Margo: Take the cuffs off.

Henry: What?

Katie: Yes. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

 

Margo: Katie's not going anywhere. Weren't you paying attention? I just bought us two days.

Henry: You're not throwing her a party?

Margo: No, I am throwing her a party, and at that party, we are gonna pull out all the stops.

Henry: So she can't bring herself to leave?

Margo: A ha. Method to the madness.

Henry: Oh, my god. That's genius. Oh, I love you. I'm gonna kiss you on the mouth.

Margo: No, you're not. No, you're not. No, you're not, no.

Henry: I'm sorry.

Margo: Go, go. Just go. I got a party to plan. Go.

Henry: Right, right.

Margo: Ooh.

 

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