Friday, March 12, 2010
Henry and Barbara are enjoying their casual relationship, when Vienna comes back to town. Katie called her and told her that Henry is giving his money to the hospital, in the hopes that it might pressure him to do so. Henry reluctantly breaks his date with Barbara to spend time with Vienna.
Today’s episode was directed by Ellen Wheeler and written by Susan Dansby.
Transcripts from TVMegasite
Barbara: If you were gonna tell Katie about us, what would you say?
Henry: You're a remarkable woman, Barbara.
Barbara: Is that what you'd say?
Henry: That's what I think. I think it takes -- it takes a lot of guts for a woman to talk about other women right after she's had sex with somebody. Man.
Barbara: Well, you know, we're breaking the rules here. We have no guilt. In fact, you know, I think -- I think I'm very glad that you were married to Katie. I think I'm very glad that you lived here with Vienna.
Henry: Why is that?
Barbara: Well, for the very same reason that you should be grateful to all of my lovers, because you benefit from their tutelage.
Henry: Oh, yeah?
Henry: Where should we start the tutel?
Barbara: Anywhere you want.
Henry: You know, I think I'm gonna use some of the inheritance for the diner to sort of spruce it up a little bit.
Barbara: Are you sorry you didn't grant Katie's wish and give a big donation to the hospital?
Henry: No, I'm not sorry about that. If she wanted money to heal the sick, that would have been a no-brainer. I would have signed a check in a heartbeat, but she wants that money to keep Reid Oliver in town, and I can't stand that guy.
Barbara: No. Well, I think that you have earned the right to enjoy your wealth any way you want, however you want.
Henry: I want you.
Barbara: Do you?
Barbara: Mm-hmm. So, what are you doing later?
Henry: What did you have in mind? Oh. That's funny, 'cause that's exactly what I had in mind, too.
Barbara: Well, I was thinking about that after some dinner.
Henry: You want to -- you want to go out to dinner? I -- I thought we were keeping this thing private.
Barbara: Well, we can find a private restaurant where we don't know anyone. I mean, it's just dinner.
Henry: This is just sex.
Barbara: Exactly. The arrangement won't change anything, you know. Just two adults enjoying each other.
Henry: I can do that.
Henry: I got to go. I got to go to the diner, okay?
Henry: But I want you to stay here as long as you want to.
Henry: And let's have an early dinner, just so that we can have as much time afterwards for whatever, yeah?
Henry: Oh, yeah.
[ Elevator bell dings ]
Vienna: Hi, Henry.
Henry: Vienna. How? W-when?
Henry: Sorry about that. You're here. You're right here in front of me.
Vienna: Mm-hmm. It's good to see you, Henry.
Henry: It's good to see you.
Vienna: How are you?
Vienna: Are you gonna ask how I am?
Henry: I don't have to. You're -- you're spectacular. I'd tell you to trust me on that, but you don't, trust me, that is. It was really nice running into you.
Vienna: No, no. Henry, wait. I'm here to see you.
Vienna: Because I want to tell you how proud I am of you, what a wonderful, generous, and noble man you are. When I heard what you'd done, I just knew I had to see you, and I knew that my Henry was back.
Henry: What did I do?
Vienna: Well, you know, you donated your inheritance to the hospital to build a new wing.
Henry: Who told you I donated the money to the hospital?
Vienna: Well, who do you think? Katie, of course, and she was so happy about it.
Henry: I bet she was.
Vienna: Finally, you're doing the right thing about this money, and I always knew that you had it in you.
Vienna: Did you miss me?
Henry: What do you think?
Vienna: I think we hurt each other very badly.
Henry: And you left, and when you did --
Vienna: I was lonely for you, too, my love.
Henry: Vienna, what I'm trying to say --
Vienna: Katya! My sister! I missed you!
Katie: I missed you, too! I'm sorry. I would have been here earlier, but it was time for Jacob's nap, so I dropped him off at Nancy's.
Vienna: Oh, my god. I can hardly wait to see him. He must be so big by now.
Katie: Yes, and growing by the second. Look at you! Wow! You look amazing! Doesn't she look amazing?
Vienna: Thank you. Thank you so much for calling. I mean, Henry's doing such a wonderful thing, and I didn't want to miss this. So, thank you so much.
Katie: Oh, absolutely. It was my pleasure.
Vienna: So, is there gonna be, like, a special ceremony, a ribbon cutting, or a groundbreaking?
Henry: That is an excellent question.
Katie: Well, the details haven't been worked out yet, but now that you're here, you can help Henry with that.
Vienna: I'd love to! I'd love to! We could -- you know what? We could have a party here to celebrate his donation to the hospital, and maybe I could get some of the old recipes and put together a new menu or something? Oh, my god! Don't you just love giving away millions of dollars? It's so much fun!
Henry: That was a dirty trick you pulled, calling Vienna.
Henry: So? So, I told you I was not giving my money to the hospital. It's my inheritance. Forget it. I won't do it.
Katie: Really? And when are you gonna tell that to the woman you love?
Henry: The woman that I love doesn't love me. She left me, remember?
Katie: She came back. Henry, she has stars in her eyes for you! Isn't that worth donating money you don't need to save lives?
Henry: I suppose so.
Vienna: I just love this place. It feels like I never left. [ Cellphone ringing ] Are you gonna pick up?
Henry: Yeah. Let's -- let's take a look at those recipes.
Vienna: So, why don't we walk back through the park, huh? You remember that little grove we used to go to? Oh, and what about the gourmet -- the gourmet store. Is that still there? Do they still have that chocolate sauce I used to love so much?
Henry: Yes. I'm sorry, baby. I got to make a phone call, okay? Sorry.
Vienna: Do you think he's happy I'm back?
Katie: Why wouldn't he be?
Barbara: Did you get my message?
Henry: I haven't had time to listen to it.
Barbara: Oh. Well, I was just getting ready to slip into a nice hot bubble bath so I'm all relaxed and ready for our night this evening, and I found this lotion that tastes like chocolate, because I know you like to nibble.
Henry: Barbara, I'm sorry. I'm gonna have to take a rain check on our plans for tonight.
Barbara: Why? What's happened?
Henry: Something -- something came up at Al's that I have to deal with.
Barbara: Well, tomorrow, then.
Henry: That might not work either. Do you mind if we just play it by ear for now?
Barbara: Don't we always?
Henry: So, we're okay.
Barbara: Of course we are. That's the beauty of our arrangement, Henry. No pressures.
Henry: Right. I'll -- I'll see you soon.
Katie: Okay. Well, I am going to leave you two alone. I'm sure you have a lot to talk about.
Vienna: Yep. I missed this place, and I've missed you, Henry.
Vienna: Listen, listen. I know this isn't easy. I left you more than once.
Henry: Yeah, you did. You did, and it crushed me.
Vienna: Yes, and I thought about that decision every day since I left, but I was afraid, Henry, and I couldn't deal with being hurt by you again, and the lies were just too much.
Henry: I'm afraid I'm gonna disappoint you again. It's what I -- it seems to be what I do.
Vienna: No, Henry. Don't say that. Listen, you're a good man, and I fell in love with the very best part of you, and I know that you can be that man again, and this donation to the hospital proves that.
Henry: I'm -- I'm touched by your faith in me, and it means a lot to me, but I --
Vienna: You mean a lot to me.