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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Katie tries to patch things up with Henry and Vienna.  She convinces Henry to get over Barbara and commit to Vienna.  And she convinces Vienna not to push Henry, but give him time to get used to the idea of marriage and babies.

Today’s episode was directed by Chris Goutman and written by Susan Dansby.

 

Transcripts from TVMegasite

[Henry groans]

[Katie groans]

Henry: What happened to you?

Katie: I collided with a smoothie. How's Jacob?

Henry: Who -- whose coat is that? That's not your coat.

Katie: It belongs to Chris.

Henry: He was up for a little while, and I -- I put him back to sleep.

Katie: Oh. Is Vienna up in the bedroom with him?

Katie: No, she left. What? [Gasps] No. I set it up perfectly for her to see you and Jacob together so you two could bond.

Henry: We're engaged, Katie. How much more bonded could we really be?

Katie: She's worried about you, Henry. That's why I left you two alone, so you would have the chance to show her she has no reason to have all these wedding jitters.

Henry: She does, Katie. She has plenty of reasons.

 

Vienna: Oh, and you might want to ease out on my waist.

Barbara: Why?

Vienna: For the baby. By the time I walk down the aisle, I'm going to be pregnant with Henry's child. Shouldn't you write it down --?

Barbara: Hmm?

Vienna: My waist measurements?

Barbara: Right.

Vienna: You know, when I saw that vintage dress in the magazine, I just knew I had to have it. And my wedding day is going to be perfect, especially if I'm going to be carrying Henry's child.

Barbara: So this is, uh -- a new development for you and Henry, deciding to have a baby?

Vienna: Well, we haven't actually talked about it.

Barbara: You haven't talked to Henry about this?

Vienna: Well, Henry and I, we're madly in love. Why wouldn't he want to have a baby with me?

Barbara: You know, Vienna, you and Henry seem to have so much fun together, and babies are very demanding. It will change things for you.

Vienna: Yes, but I want to be a mom. And more than that, I want to have a baby with Henry.

Barbara: Hmm.

Vienna: You're wondering what I see in him.

Barbara: Well, I have wondered what first attracted you to him.

Vienna: Well, we got stuck in a limo together. And at first we were arguing, and then we were kissing, and then we were making passionate love. And then -- I just fell in love with him. I love him. I know Henry, he can be selfish and flaky, and -- and he seems to find himself wearing a dress quite often. But -- there's more to him.

Barbara: And when did you know that he loved you?

Vienna: Well, he showed it to me before he said it. Actually, he -- he doesn't even say it that often right now. But -- nobody has ever loved me like he has. Nobody's ever made me feel this special. You know what I mean?

Barbara: Yes.

Vienna: You know, when I was pregnant before, the idea of him being a father scared him. But then something changed, and he wanted a baby so much. Henry -- he will be a great father.

Barbara: And a great husband.

Vienna: Eventually, yes. There's been some distance between us. I mean, the way I left him and I stayed away for months, I think he's still getting over it. And I really don't know what happened to him when I was gone or how his life was without me.

Barbara: And if you knew, would it matter?

Vienna: Maybe. Maybe not. The past doesn't matter. So, do you need more measurements?

Barbara: No, I -- I think we're done for the day.

Vienna: Oh, Barbara. Thank you so much. Thank you.

 

Katie: Every time you have the chance at something stable in your life, you start sabotaging yourself. You're just scared.

Henry: Well, I think it's more than that.

Katie: You've been having sex with Barbara Ryan. It's fried your brain.

Henry: Barbara makes me feel good.

Katie: Okay, let's nip this in the bud right now. She is the worst possible choice for you. She is the one woman who could do the most damage to your life.

Henry: Barbara doesn't do any damage to me.

Katie: Oh, snap out of it! Do you know what you have to lose if you don't commit yourself 100% to the right woman? You want a good, happy life with Vienna, don't you?

Henry: Yeah. That's what I always wanted.

Katie: Right.

Henry: Right. Right, you're right. I'm just -- I'm probably just, uh -- I'm just scared because we're going so fast. That's it.

Katie: What's it?

Henry: That's it, that's it. Uh, we need to slow down. If you want to help me, that's what you want to do, you've got to help me slow this thing down.

Katie: No. If you're trying to get out of this engagement, I can't help you do that.

Henry: No, no, no, no! That's -- that's not it. I'm not, I'm not, I'm not, okay? I'm not trying to bail. I swear I'm not trying to bail on this.

Katie: Okay.

Henry: I'm just -- we got to put the brakes on this or I'm going to implode.

Katie: All right, okay. Cool. That is a good compromise. I'm with you. I will do whatever I can. But in the meantime, get your act together. Forget about Barbara.

Henry: Got it.

Katie: Focus on Vienna.

Henry: Will do.

Katie: Keep telling yourself marriage is a good thing.

Henry: Marriage is a good thing. Marriage is a good thing. Marriage is a good thing.

 

Katie: Vienna.

Vienna: Oh, hey, hi. [Sighs] Aw, look who's up from his nap.

Katie: Are you okay? Henry said you left while he was sleeping.

Vienna: You know, I am terrific. I just got back from Barbara.

Katie: You went to see Barbara? Why?

Vienna: Yes. I wanted to talk to her because she's the one thing standing in our way for a perfect wedding.

Katie: How so?

Vienna: 'Cause of what she told Henry, that she wouldn't want to design my dress.

Katie: Oh. Oh, so when you talked to her, what did she say? Because I thought when she told Henry she wouldn't do it, that was the end of it.

Vienna: No, I convinced her to change her mind.

Katie: You did?

Vienna: Mm-hmm. I told her she owed me for what has gone on between Henry and her before I left town.

Katie: And she agreed?

Vienna: Well, she knows that what she did with him was wrong, so she agreed to do me a special favor.

Katie: That's nice.

Vienna: So that's one more thing we can check off our to-do list for the wedding. So what's next?

Katie: Setting a date and finding a location, I guess.

Vienna: You know what? I think Henry and I, we should get married soon.

Katie: Really? Why rush?

Vienna: Why wait?

Katie: Lots of reasons. Most of the best venues and photographers and bands book well over a year in advance, and if you want to do it right, you should take it slow.

Vienna: Katie, why are you trying to slow us down?

 

Barbara: Oh! Oh, somebody up there must really hate me.

Henry: Tell me that sketch is for someone other than Vienna.

Barbara: She came to see me. She can be very persuasive.

Henry: Oy. Lord, don't I know it. What did you say to her?

Barbara: I told her I would design her dress.

Henry: You what? Barbara, why? I told you how difficult that would make things.

Barbara: Do you have any idea how difficult this is for me? And you know why, too.

Henry: Why, why?

Barbara: Never mind.

Man: Good afternoon. Pretty, isn't she?

Henry: Beautiful.

Barbara: Henry, Vienna wants you to get her pregnant.

Henry: Wait a second, wait a second! No, no, no. You can't just drop a bomb like that and walk away!

Barbara: I wasn't going to tell you. It's really none of my business.

Henry: Why is she talking to you about babies?

Barbara: We were taking measurements, and then all of a sudden, she said that she wanted to have your child.

Henry: Why?

Barbara: She thinks it will solidify your relationship.

Henry: [Breathing heavily] Marriage is a good thing. Marriage is a good thing. I keep telling myself marriage is a good thing, and it is a good thing. It's a great thing. But I just -- becoming a father -- I'm not sure I'm ready for that yet.

Barbara: Are you going to pass out?

Henry: No, it's just everything's moving so fast right now, and now she wants to add a baby to the list? No, that's not gonna --

Barbara: Wait a second. You were going to have a baby before, and you were happy about that. When she was pregnant before, didn't you want that baby?

Henry: Yes, yes, yes, yes. And I was -- I was devastated when we lost Sven. I never thought I could mourn like that for someone I'd never met. But -- I mean, now that things -- things have changed, I just -- I mean, things have been a little crazy. My -- I found out my father's really crazy. Who wants Stenbeck DNA? I mean, look at all the crazy things I've done in the last few months.

Barbara: Ah. By that you mean me.

Henry: No, no, no. I wasn't talking about you. Not us.

Barbara: Its okay, its okay, because we -- we were really crazy. Lovely, but crazy. And it's over, and that's okay. It's okay. And I know you didn't ask, but you'll be a wonderful father.

Henry: Why?

Barbara: Because you're loyal and spontaneous and loving. And James Stenbeck wasn't any of those things.

 

Katie: Okay, I'm trying to slow you down.

Vienna: Why? You don't think we should get married?

Katie: No, of course I do. I mean, you and Henry belong together.

Vienna: So why should we wait?

Katie: Because of last time.

Vienna: I really don't want to think about last time.

Katie: But it's important. Henry left you at the altar, and you ended up getting drunk on Emma's elderberry wine.

Vienna: Yes, but Henry and I, we barely knew each other then.

Katie: Which is why you were shocked that he walked out on you. But now you know how he reacts under pressure.

Vienna: Which is why I'm not pressuring him. It will be different this time.

Katie: I hope for your sake it will be.

Vienna: I know it will be. He asked to marry me. He even gave me this beautiful ring.

Katie: I know, Vienna. I know he wants to be with you. I know he wants to be married. That doesn't mean he won't manage to create some kind of crisis if he gets scared.

Vienna: So you think that a longer engagement will help things?

Katie: Don't you? It will just give Henry a chance to work out some of his issues.

Vienna: Issues? What kind of issues?

Katie: Oh, you know, just regular Henry being Henry kind of things. So you'll wait? I just really want things to work out for you two.

Vienna: Thank you for your advice, Katie. You're really a good friend. Thank you.

 

Henry: [Sighs] Vienna? Hello.

Vienna: I want you, Henry. And right now is the perfect time.

Henry: Wait, I can't. Wait. We can't do this.

 

Vienna: Take me right now.

Henry: Wait, wait.

Vienna: I hate that word.

Henry: Even when there's something even more amazing on the way, something worth waiting for?

Vienna: Like what?

Henry: Our wedding night. I've made a decision, and I think that we should wait until we're married before we sleep together again.

Vienna: Oh. Oh, I see. This is one of our games. Okay, I'll be the seductress, and you can be the virgin groom.

Henry: Whoa! That's very titillating, and I can't wait to play that game -- on our honeymoon.

Vienna: You're serious about not having sex until then?

Henry: I just -- I think it's important that we don't rush into things here.

Vienna: Oh, my God! We have been -- we have been living together for years, and we've loved each other forever! And how is this rushing things?

Henry: Because I hurt you. Because I hurt you, and you went away because I messed things up. And I don't want to do that to you again.

Vienna: Listen, I don't need you to prove to me that you are the man I want to spend my life with, because you are, Henry! You are!

Henry: I believe you. I believe you. And I want to believe that myself. I just -- we just need to slow things down.

Vienna: Oh, God. Katie said the same thing.

Henry: We got a good thing going here! We just need to take our time.

Vienna: Can't we just make love one more time before we take our time?

Henry: It will be so much better if we wait. You'll see.

 

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