Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Henry again tries to tell Vienna that he's not ready for marriage and babies, and wants to wait a while. Vienna doesn't want to hear it. Henry goes to Katie for help, and later sees Barbara at the Lakeview with a date.
Today’s episode was directed by Maria Wagner and written by Susan Dansby.
Transcripts from TVMegasite
Vienna: You're still here? Have you changed your mind?
Henry: I'm looking for my watch. Have you seen it?
Vienna: Henry, why don't you want to be with me?
Henry: Because of this.
Vienna: But we used those handcuffs all the time when we were playing our games. That's why you bought them for me.
Henry: Yeah, I love fun and bondage as much as the next guy, but not when you're trying to trick me into getting you pregnant.
Vienna: Yeah, but we're engaged. You want a family. I want a family.
Henry: Yeah, can we wait until after the wedding to start populating the planet?
Vienna: Wait, wait. All you want to do is wait. You want to put off the wedding until next year. You want to wait with sex until after the wedding. What's next? We can't kiss until after our first anniversary?
Henry: Sweetie, Sweetie, the time will go by quickly. Trust me.
Vienna: No. I love you, Henry. I want to have your baby.
Henry: Do you love me enough to wait?
Vienna: What are we waiting for?
Henry: Marriage is a big commitment.
Vienna: Okay, so you -- you don't want to rush into it.
Vienna: All right.
Henry: You mean it?
Vienna: Of course. We can wait to get married until next year, if that's what you want.
Henry: That's -- that's wonderful. You're wonderful.
Vienna: While we're waiting, let's get pregnant.
Henry: Why -- why does it have to be now or never? We're -- we're talking about a baby. We're talking about a human life.
Vienna: Don't you think I know that? After what we almost had, after what we lost --
Vienna: When you cried for our baby, Henry, I fell in love with you even more. That baby was a part of us. I just don't understand how you could miss that as much as I do and not want to try it again.
Henry: I don't -- I don't understand how you could miss it as much as I do and want to take the risk of putting yourself through that again.
Vienna: But it will be better this time.
Henry: I'm trying to help that along. Let's -- let's be married. Let's be solid before we're talking about bringing a child into the world.
Vienna: You don't think we're solid?
Henry: You just tried to trick me into getting you pregnant! You handcuffed me to the bed to use me.
Vienna: Well, you used to love that I used you. Sometimes I know what's best for us, Henry, like when I told you I loved you before you loved me.
Henry: I -- I loved you. I was just too afraid to say it.
Vienna: Yes, and you want a baby, and you're afraid not to be a good father, but you will be.
Henry: I know. I'm trying to do that, okay? I'm fighting for the kid. I want him or her to have a life that's safe and that's -- that's stable. I want him to have parents in a real home that won't be torn asunder ever.
Vienna: Well, if you doubted us, why did you ever propose?
Henry: Because -- because I -- I look at you, and I see forever. I do. And I think we can have that.
Vienna: We can.
Henry: Sweetie, I -- I think about my crazy mother and my maniacal father and the fact that I do some things that aren't exactly normal, and then I think about fathering a kid. I just -- I'm trying to get there. I'm just not there yet. Do you understand?
Vienna: No. I -- I thought things were different. I thought you were different. That's why I came back. You know, I can't -- I can't do this alone, Henry. It takes two to make a marriage and a baby.
Henry: I know. Sweetie, I know. But just because we're getting engaged doesn't mean we have to start having babies tomorrow! We -- we have time! Can't we just use some of the time?
Vienna: So -- what are you saying? You don't want to marry me, Henry?
Henry: Damn it! I love you, and I know it would be wonderful to be married to you and that our kids would be amazing. They'd have your looks and your brains and your sweetness and my -- a guy would have to be crazy not to wake up next to Vienna Hyatt every day.
Vienna: Then why don't you?
Henry: I'm not running from you.
Vienna: Well, you haven't left, but you're running. I need you to tell me the truth. Can you tell me why?
Vienna: If I'm wrong, tell me. Better than that, show me that I'm wrong. Get in the bed and show me that you love me. Show me that you want a baby with me. Show me that you want to be my husband.
Henry: You're right. You're right. Something is holding me back.
Vienna: Then what is it? We can fix it.
Henry: I don't -- it doesn't have a name. It's just -- it's a feeling, okay? It's a feeling that I'm not worthy, that you deserve better than me.
Vienna: No, I don't care what I deserve, because I just want to be Mrs. Henry Coleman.
Henry: Sweetie, listen. Stop. Stop. Are you sure about that? Are you sure about that? What happens if you get another TV gig and they ask you to wear next to nothing? Aren't you worried I'm gonna put on a dress and try to stop it?
Vienna: No, you would never do that to me again.
Henry: Okay, maybe. What if my mother comes back to town? Aren't you expecting her to get me involved in some kind of a crazy scheme of hers again?
Vienna: Of course not.
Henry: Well, I do. I do. Every time I think I'm gonna lose you, I do something stupid, and you leave me. And that's one thing if you're my girlfriend, but if we're married, if you're my wife, and you're walking out with my child inside of you, that would kill me.
Vienna: Yeah, you really don't want to marry me, huh?
Henry: I'm not saying -- stop. I'm not saying never. I'm just -- I need some time.
Vienna: How long?
Henry: I wish I could give you a definitive answer.
Vienna: Then what are you giving me, Henry?
Henry: I'm giving you room and space. To make it a little easier on us.
Henry: I think we should try separate rooms.
Henry: I think, listen. Just for a little while. That way, we can get married and we can go full steam ahead. Don't you think that's a good idea?
Vienna: No. No, no. I think you could lose the best thing that you've ever had.
Henry: Tell me something I don't know.
Henry: You've got to talk to Vienna.
Katie: I already did.
Henry: Well, it's worn off. You've got to slow her down. She's going towards marriage and kids and social security faster than a bullet train.
Katie: She's in love.
Henry: She tried to trick me into impregnating her.
Katie: She did? How?
Katie: Ooh, she's more desperate than I thought.
Henry: Yes, do you see what I'm dealing with here? Please, Katie, you've got to talk to her.
Katie: No, no. You need to do that. You need to be gentle and sweet. She's just desperate to have a baby. I was there. I tried to trick Brad that one time. It happens.
Henry: It's not gonna happen again. I have told her I want separate rooms.
Katie: Why would you do that? Are you crazy?
Henry: No, I am trying to protect my soldiers from getting hijacked. All right, what do I do now?
Katie: You go find Vienna and apologize.
Henry: You want me to -- what do you mean, apologize? Did you not hear the part about the handcuffs and forcing me to do things? You're supposed to be my best friend.
Katie: I am your best friend, which is why I'm telling you this for your own good. Be a man, go out there, find Vienna, and make a baby.
Henry: Can't -- can't we talk this out? I haven't finished telling you my side!
Henry: Where's Jacob? Let me get a little goo-goo and ga-ga time before I leave.
Katie: He's with the sitter.
Henry: Then I will wait. I like hanging out with the little guy.
Katie: Then make a baby of your own.
Henry: I'm not ready. I just need time to figure this out, Katie. Is that too much to ask?
Katie: Yes! Damn it, Henry, this is your last chance. If you blow it with Vienna, she will not come back to you again.
Henry: I do love Vienna, and I know she's mad at me, and I know our whole future is riding on this. But on the other hand --
Katie: Don't -- no. Don't do it. Do not say Barbara Ryan is on the other hand.
Henry: She is.
Katie: I thought you stopped seeing her.
Henry: I did. I did. It's been hands off since I asked Vienna to marry me.
Katie: Good. Because your cold feet are not because of Barbara.
Henry: They aren't?
Katie: No. They have everything to do with you breaking out in hives when it comes to commitment.
Henry: I can commit. I did commit. I got the ring, didn't I? I got down on one knee. I did the whole 50 yards.
Henry: 50 is better than 9. That's a Vienna thing, actually. What I'm trying to say here is --
Katie: Stop. Do you love Vienna?
Katie: Do you want to spend the rest of your life without her?
Henry: Oh, my God. Oh, my God. I've -- I got to find Vienna and throw myself at her feet.
Katie: Okay, what are you waiting for?
Henry: But what if she --
Katie: No. No buts. No what ifs. Go.
Henry: Look, I don't want to hurt her. I don't want to mess this up.
Katie: Just be brave, Henry. Go after what makes you happy, and everything will work out. You'll see.
Henry: I can do that. Yeah, I will do that.
Katie: Okay. Good. This matchmaking stuff is hell.