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Friday, August 6, 2010

Henry thinks he's found a clue at The Party Warehouse - Barbara's lipstick on a clown.  He calls Paul and Margo, but there's not enough evidence to open an investigation.  Henry asks Paul if he can "sense" Barbara, using his psychic powers.  He says he no longer has that ability, so Henry calls a psychic that once appeared on WOAK.  She tells them that she senses deception, a struggle, and great pain.

Today’s episode was directed by Sonia Blangiardo and written by Leslie Nipkow.

 

Transcripts from TVMegasite

Will: Henry, my mother's not here.

Henry: Not now, Will, but she was. I can feel it.

Will: I wish you were right, but from the look of this place, nobody's been here in months.

Henry: You're wrong.

Will: This is where old party favors come to die. I wanted her to be here, too, but she's not.

Henry: How do you explain that pen that we found in her room?

Will: I don't know. Maybe it was left there by accident.

Henry: By whom?

Will: The maid or maybe Hallie found it on the floor or Gwen and I just didn't see it.

Henry: No.

Will: I'm -- I'm just as worried about my mom as you are. Maybe we should take that note at face value, give her some space.

Henry: Barbara hates space. She needs to be the center of attention.

Will: And she is. Mission accomplished.

Henry: No, no. I don't buy it. I don't think she would torture her own sons. Me, maybe. Yeah, I can see that. I deserve that. But she would not take you and Paul for granted, not after losing your sister.

Will: Well, she's not here, so can we go now? Because --

Henry: Wait. Wait a second. Will, come here. Look at this, look at this, look at this. This thing's covered in lipstick. And that looks like -- Barbara.

 

[Cell phone rings]

Paul: Excuse me. Hello.

Henry: It's Henry. Will and I are at the party-supply warehouse on center street. We tracked your mom here, but we need your help.

Paul: Are you with my mother now?

Henry: No, but she was definitely here, Paul. What we're trying to do right now is find a clue that will tell us where she went or who has her.

Paul: Okay. I'll be right there.

 

Paul: What the hell's going on here?

Margo: Henry, what's the emergency?

Paul: You called the cops?

Henry: Yes, I did. Margo, thank you for coming.

Margo: Well, you're welcome, but you made it sound so urgent.

Henry: Well, because it is.

Margo: Oh?

Paul: So out with it.

Henry: I was staking out Barbara's room at the Lakeview.

Paul: Of course you were.

Henry: That's beside the point. That's beside the point. Anyway, while I was there, I found this. That is this place.

Margo: I -- I can see that.

Henry: Okay. So I called Will. We came over here. But all I could find was this clown, which was a little disappointing, kind of creepy.

Paul: I hate clowns.

Henry: Yeah, I hate them, too. I used to hate clowns, but now I love clowns. Know why? You see this one's covered in a sort of red stuff? It's lipstick, and it's Barbara's shade.

Margo: How do you know that?

Paul: Wait. Hold on. I'm not sure I want to hear that.

Henry: 'Cause it's the same shade that's on this tissue from her room. It's a match.

Margo: All right, all right. Let me get this straight. You say that Barbara was here and she was making out with the clown?

Henry: Yeah. Well, all the evidence points to that. I mean, that means she was acting a little out of her mind, all right?

Paul: I think the bigger question is what would Barbara be doing here in the first place?

Henry: Because she's being held against her will! Would you try to keep up?

Paul: You're not making it easy.

Margo: What am I doing here, Henry?

Henry: You're here because this is a crime scene. And I -- I've collected all the evidence, and I just need you to take it to the lab and get it analyzed.

Margo: No. There's been no crime here.

Henry: Can we all agree that Barbara is missing? Can we all agree that kissing this thing is bizarre behavior?

Margo: Absolutely.

Henry: Okay, that's very strange. And isn't it your job to investigate, uh, bizarre behavior?

Margo: If it is, you would have been locked up a long time ago.

Henry: No. Wait, wait, Margo. Please don't leave, please, please. Look, Barbara has been locked up in here for -- for days and days, and she didn't make out with that clown. She did it to -- to leave some kind of evidence that we would find so we wouldn't give up on her. And if she did that, that means there's more stuff to find. But I'm not a cop, and I don't -- I don't know how to look for it. I'd probably contaminate the evidence anyway. Would you -- what do I have to do to make you handle this like the kidnapping that it really is?

Margo: Henry, Henry --

Henry: No, don't "Henry" me, please? Just help me! Barbara is being held hostage!

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Margo: Henry, I -- I understand that you're upset, but I have a lot of real crimes that I -- I need to solve today, and I can't stand around and talk to you about lipstick shades.

Henry: But Margo --

Margo: And if there was any evidence to indicate that a crime had been committed against Barbara, then I would have my guys down here, going over this place with a fine-toothed comb. But there is simply nothing here to lead us to believe that.

Henry: Okay, what about my gut?

Margo: Your gut? Oh, Henry, Vienna got you to marry her because she faked a pregnancy under your very nose. So I would say that your gut is far from trustworthy.

Paul: That's a little harsh, don't you think?

Henry: Uh, no. Actually, she's -- she's right, Paul. She's right. But my gut told me not to marry Vienna. I was listening to the wrong body part.

Margo: Oh, well --

Henry: No, that's not why we're here. That's not why we're here.

Margo: I can't help you with that.

Paul: You know what? Mother sent us a note saying that she's doing just fine, so maybe we should just take her at her word.

Henry: If it was her word. Will, what about you? You believe me, right?

Will: I think it's a little weird that mom's been seen around the Lakeview and she's not returning any of our calls, right?

Margo: Well, yes, that is strange. But t -- that's no reason to open an investigation.

Paul: We're not the world's greatest family, you know? We don't hear from mother for a little while, that doesn't mean that she's in trouble. We've been known to avoid one another for months at a time.

Margo: And, Henry, there's no sign of a struggle here, not was there sign of struggle a -- at the hotel. I mean, other than the -- the lipstick on the tissue, there's no proof that Barbara was here.

Henry: Well, then, get more proof. Just dust it for fingerprints or get DNA or spray the room with luminol. Just do something.

[Margo stammers]

Margo: If there's any reason to believe that a crime has been committed, I will do that and more. I give you my word.

Henry: I don't want your word, Margo. I want your help.

Will: I wanted to find something here, too. None of this seems right. But Margo's right. There's nothing --

Henry: Whoa. The lipstick belongs to Barbara. I just know it.

Paul: Henry, the lipstick could belong --

Henry: Belong to a lot of women. I know. But what if I'm right and it doesn't?

Margo: Well, if that is the case, I will do everything I can to bring Barbara home?

Henry: What if you're too late?

 

Margo: I'm really sorry. I have to go. But if you find anything that constitutes any evidence of real foul play, I swear to you, I'll do everything in my power to bring your mother home.

Will: Come on, Henry. I'll give you a ride home.

Henry: So that's it? You're just gonna give up on Barbara because Margo thinks there's not enough to go on?

Paul: That's enough, okay, all right? There is nothing wrong with Barbara. Henry, this is all in your head.

Will: Paul --

Paul: No, don't encourage him. He's trying to make everybody as crazy as he is. And I don't know about you, but I got enough stress in my life without all of this.

Henry: You should be stressed! Your mother's been kidnapped!

Paul: Only in your imagination.

Henry: Do you think I want to be worried sick like this? Nothing would make me happier than to see Barbara walk into the Lakeview as if nothing had ever happened. But something did happen. And just because there's no sign of a struggle doesn't mean that there wasn't one. Good criminals know how to cover their tracks. I know you know exactly what I'm talking about.

Will: Come on, Henry. Let's get out of here.

Henry: No, not right now. I'm gonna keep looking around.

 

Will: Henry, what are you doing?

Paul: We're leaving. That clown is staring at me.

Henry: The police won't help us unless there's physical evidence. But what if there isn't any?

Will: What are you saying? That whoever took our mother committed the perfect crime, and that's why you can't find anything?

Henry: I don't have the equipment to do a thorough search of this place, and the police won't bother, so we have to forget about what we can see and try a whole new investigation.

Paul: Where are you going with this?

Henry: When something terrible happens in a place, it leaves behind bad juju. It's -- it's in the air. It's in the molecules. It -- it alters the feel of a place.

Paul: What are you talking about?

Henry: Juju. It's the psychic evidence of a struggle. It's the energized remnants of people's misdeeds.

Paul: No. No such thing as juju.

Henry: Yes. It's all around us.

Paul: We're in a warehouse. That's a creepy, ugly clown doll, and you're a certifiable lunatic.

Henry: Wait. Will, you -- you believe me. You know what I'm talking about, right?

Will: No. No, not really.

Henry: What if I could, uh, find someone who could, uh, change your mind on that?

Will: What, like a psychic? Where are you gonna find a psychic, Henry?

Henry: I'm looking at him now.

 

Paul: Whatever crazy scheme you're coming up with, please just leave me out of it.

Henry: It is not a scheme. I am trying to find your mother.

Paul: She's not missing.

Henry: I think she is.

Paul: Why? Because you feel a juju?

Henry: Yeah. Don't you?

Paul: No.

Henry: Yes. You had psychic powers, Paul. We all know that's true.

Paul: I -- yeah, I had an ability. But I -- I don't anymore.

Henry: No, no. You don't just lose that.

Will: Just let it go.

Henry: I can't let it go. Barbara's life may depend on it. Paul, please, for once in your -- for your mother's sake, will you just tell us how you feel?

Paul: Irritated.

Henry: As you or as Barbara? Are you channeling her right now?

Paul: I am -- I'm not channeling anybody. I'm pretty sure it's me who's irritated.

Will: But you would tell us if you felt something?

Paul: Yes, I would if I did. But I don't, and I won't. Please, just leave me out of it.

Henry: Fine! You know what? There are plenty of psychics in the neighborhood. In fact, brad and Katie had one on a show once, and she had a bad feeling about the baby that Vienna was carrying, and it turned out the bad feeling was right. The baby died.

Paul: Maybe she was just a pessimist.

Henry: This woman is the real deal. I'm gonna call Kim and have her track her down right now.

Paul: If she really were a psychic, wouldn't she just kind of show up?

[Henry laughs]

Henry: You can laugh all you want. You are gonna be eating your words when I bring Barbara home. Hello. Hey, Kim, it's Henry Coleman. Yeah, I -- I know. I'm worried about Barbara, too.

Will: I don't think anything's gonna stop him.

 

Henry: Thank you for coming on such short notice. You have no idea how much we appreciate it. Or maybe you do.

Myra: So, you're brothers and yet not, yes?

Henry: Yes!

Myra: But you have many conflicting emotions about the missing woman. Your feelings for her are quite extreme, especially yours. Why is that?

Paul: You're the psychic. You tell us.

Will: Uh, I don't know what Henry told you, but we're looking --

Myra: No, no, please, please, don't tell me. I like to come into these situations without preconception. That way, I don't censor my impressions.

Henry: Please, just give her a chance.

Myra: This place is very dark, deeply wounded. A heart has been broken. I'm getting secrets.

Paul: How convenient.

Myra: Deception, and a struggle. Great pain. The darkest secret of all is inside that doll.

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