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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Henry is at Vienna's door, ready to propose, while she's in the room with Casey, hoping he'll get her pregnant.  She asks Henry to wait downstairs for her, where he proposes.  Unfortunately, Barbara witnesses everything, and tells Henry she's decided to move out of the Lakeview.  Vienna accepts Henry's proposal, but continues to act strangely.

Today’s episode was directed by Ellen Wheeler and written by Susan Dansby.

 

Transcripts from TVMegasite

Casey: Just tell me what you want.

[Rattling noise]

Vienna: Shh! I think -- I think somebody is at the door. Be quiet.

Henry: How did you manage to drop all of these?

Taffy: I got nervous.

Henry: How did you get nervous? I'm the prospective groom here. Look, we got to keep it together, people, all right? Now, is everyone clear on the plan?

Nathan: She opens the door. You propose. She says yes. Taffy tosses the petals. I sing.

Henry: Yes, you sing. With gusto, all right? This has got to be the most romantic day in Vienna's life. It should rain rose petals. Everybody ready?

Nathan: What if she says no?

Henry: There's not a snowball's chance in hell of that happening. Vienna? Liebchen? Are you there? Let me in.

Vienna: I can't come to the door right now. I'm not dressed.

Henry: When has that ever stopped you? Just -- just throw a robe on.

Vienna: Can you come back later, please?

Henry: Later? Sweetheart, the marriage proposal of your dreams is about to happen right now. 

 

[Knocking]

Taffy: Is she going to open the door?

Henry: Of course! Of course, she's gonna open the door. She's been waiting for this proposal. She wants to marry me!

Vienna: What are you doing?!

Casey: Waiting patiently?

Vienna: Hello, my Henry.

Henry: Hi. Can you open the door?

Vienna: Not right now.

Henry: Didn't you hear what i said?

Vienna: Yes, about the proposal? That's very exciting!

Henry: Great. Uh, then, why don't you open the door? I've got a whole entourage out here.

Vienna: Oh, you do? That's so romantic.

Henry: Vienna, sweetheart, if we can just move this --

Vienna: Why don't you just go downstairs, and I'll meet you in the lounge?

Henry: Why?

Vienna: Well, because -- 'cause I've been waiting my whole life for this proposal, and -- and I want to -- to look right for it. I want myself beautiful for you.

Henry: You're always beautiful.

Vienna: Yes, but you've gone through all this trouble for me, and I want to do the same for you, my sweet, darling man. So I'll meet you downstairs.

Henry: Okay.

Vienna: Just give me ten minutes.

Henry: Well, you heard the lady.

Nathan: Whoa. If I'm gonna entertain the entire lobby, I'll need a microphone, a band, backup singers.

Henry: Shut up, Nathan. Move.

 

[Elevator ding]

Henry: Barbara, hello.

Barbara: Hello.

Henry: How are you?

Barbara: You just saw me a couple of hours ago. I, uh -- I couldn't be better. I'll see you around, Henry.

Henry: Barbara, wait, wait. There -- there's something I need to ask you.

Barbara: Look, if it's about your wedding or about Vienna's dress, I told you, I don't want anything to do with that anymore. That's why I gave the dress back.

Henry: No, no, it's about -- it's about the dance. It's about the dance -- the dance contest that we won.

Barbara: What?

Henry: I saw the maid cleaning out your room, and I noticed that the trophy was in the trash, and it was broken. How did that happen?

Barbara: I don't know. I mean, it was just a -- a cheap piece of plastic. And I didn't really have a place for it in my -- in my suite, and it kind of clashed with the decor, so --

Henry: So you just broke it and threw it away?

Barbara: Why would I want to hold onto it?

Henry: Yeah, right. It's just a cheap piece of plastic.

I never knew I could love anybody

Henry: No, stop, stop, stop, stop! This is not the right woman.

Nathan: You could have fooled me.

 

Nathan: The least you could do is give us an accurate description. Do you think love songs spring fully resonant from my lungs? This takes preparation.

Henry: I understand, and I -- I apologize. I just need a few more minutes, okay?

[Nathan raspberries]

Taffy: My petals are getting bent.

Barbara: What was that?

Henry: It was just some diversion I was trying to arrange. It was no big deal.

Barbara: I gotta go. I have to meet with a caterer about a christening.

Henry: Christening?

Barbara: Yes, for Eliza. I'm a little late with this, but, you know, life's been busy.

Henry: Well, since I'm the uncle, am I invited?

Barbara: Maybe. See you around.

Henry: Wait. Barbara, listen. Wait a second. Maybe -- uh, can I go and just take notes on how it's done -- the christening, I mean? After all, I'm -- gonna be a father.

Barbara: At least according to Vienna, you are.

Henry: No, please, please don't get into that. Please -- just listen to me, all right? Whatever my life is now, I can't just wipe clean my heart and my brain like some kind of hard drive.

Barbara: What are you trying to say?

Henry: I'm saying that the dance contest was wonderful, and that silly trophy, it did mean something. It meant something to me anyway. Whatever we had, if you want to trash it, you can go right ahead, but I will always -- it meant something to me.

Barbara: It meant something to me, too. I thought we were a great team. I admire your -- footwork, Henry.

Henry: I admire yours.

 

[Elevator ding]

Henry: Hey. Just a minute. [Whispering]

Nathan: [Singing] Hey, hey! Here she comes! I never knew I could love anybody honey, like I'm loving you I didn't realize what a pair of eyes or a baby's smile could do

 

Henry: Yes, and you can stop throwing flowers now. Thank you. How do you like it?

Vienna: It's exactly what I wanted -- the song, the flowers. It's just perfect.

Henry: Good.

Vienna: Well?

Henry: Well?

Vienna: I'm ready for the next step.

Henry: Yes. I was hoping we could do the actual proposal someplace a little more private.

Vienna: I like that. Let's go to your room.

Henry: Maintenance is fixing my shower right now. We have to go to your room.

Vienna: My room?

Henry: Yeah. Why? What's wrong?

Vienna: Nothing, nothing. Let's go get engaged!

Henry: Okay.

[Nathan clears throat]

Henry: Ah, uh, just give me a second, sweetie.

Vienna: Okay. I'm so glad you were here to witness our joyous moment.

Barbara: Congratulations.

Vienna: It was all so romantic, don't you think? A marriage and a baby on the way. It's just so perfect.

Barbara: It can be, if it's what both people want.

Vienna: You know, Henry and I, we've had our ups and downs, but that's all forgotten now. In fact, since my family is so far away, maybe you could be like the sweet, old granny.

Henry: Vienna --

Vienna: Yes, darling?

Henry: Time to go.

Vienna: But I was chatting with Barbara.

Henry: Now, now.

 

Vienna: Uh, no. You can't sit there.

Henry: Why?

Vienna: It's a proposal.

Henry: Oh, right, right. My darling Vienna, before you, I had never had a woman seduce me on the first date, much less the first time I laid eyes on her. I was beguiled by your beauty, and I was so surprised that you could love me, that you would keep loving me. I just -- I can't get over the fact that a guy like me could end up with such an extraordinary woman like you. You're -- you're inventive and graceful and exciting and electric.

Vienna: Okay, okay. Thank you for all the compliments. Now can we get to the good part?

Henry: I thought you wanted to be romanced.

Vienna: I did. You have, and it's lovely. But let's -- let's get to the proposal -- fast.

Henry: Oh, okay, okay. Vienna, will you marry me?

Vienna: Yes.

Henry: Yeah. You were right about this ring, you know, that one day I would give it back, and that you'd never take it off again. I know that this -- this pregnancy was unplanned and that we didn't expect to get pregnant again so soon, but it's gonna hold us together. I'm gonna raise him or her with so much love and --

Vienna: Yes, right. We will. We -- we will, we shall. Let's go downstairs and celebrate.

Henry: You want to go downstairs again? Why?

Vienna: Yes, right now. I'm hungry. I want a steak.

Henry: Since when do you like steak?

Vienna: It's a craving. I'm ravenous. I can't stand it. Can you be so good to me and just go down and order one for me right now?

Henry: Don't you want to come with me?

Vienna: No. I'll -- I'll come down in a little bit. I'm -- I feel a little sick. Morning sickness. Now I can't stand to have the food in front of me until it's ready to eat.

Henry: Okay.

Vienna: Okay? Thank you so much for the proposal. I love you. 

 

Nathan: I'm sure it will be a lovely christening. Your selections were superb.

Barbara: Well, thank you for all of your help.

Nathan: My pleasure.

Henry: I am so sorry. I am so, so, so sorry. I never intended to do that down here in front of you. Vienna wanted a romantic proposal. She wouldn't let me into her room. I -- I had no choice. I'm sorry.

Barbara: It's okay. Maybe it was a good thing for me.

Henry: What do you mean?

Barbara: It made me realize that I need to make a clean break. I'm moving out.

 

Henry: Don't you think uprooting yourself is pretty radical? You've lived here for years.

Barbara: It's time for a change.

Henry: Why?

Barbara: Because you live here, too, and I can't keep doing this to myself. Do you think I liked seeing Vienna fawn all over you, having rose petals thrown in my face?

Henry: I'm sorry. That shouldn't have happened. That will never happen again.

Barbara: But we will see each other in the hallways. We will run into each other in the elevators. We'll sit on adjacent barstools. I can't do this. It's too painful.

Henry: It's painful for me, too. But to not see you again -- Barbara, I don't want you to leave.

Barbara: You have a better solution? Thought so.

Henry: Where are you gonna go?

Barbara: Paul has asked me to move in to Fairwinds with him and Eliza and Emily.

Henry: Really?

Barbara: Yes. He is my son, and Eliza's my granddaughter.

Paul: He is also Paul.

Barbara: Unless you have a better offer, don't criticize.

Henry: Can I miss you? Is that allowed?

Vienna: So, did you get a table?

Henry: Yes. I spoke to the maitre d' on the way in.

Vienna: Well, then, let's go. I'm ravenous.

Henry: Okay.

Vienna: Come on.

Henry: Bye.

Barbara: Paul. Hi, honey. I've got a question for you, and I hope you'll keep an open mind.

 

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