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Thursday, August 19, 2010

After weeks (months?) of looking, Henry has finally found Barbara.  But she wants nothing to do with him.  She's convinced that they're no good for each other, and that she's meant to be alone.  But Katie visits her and tells her how much Henry missed her, and that he never stopped looking for her.  Barbara goes to Henry's room and tells him she forgives him.  He responds by asking her to marry him! 

Today’s episode was directed by Maria Wagner and written by Leslie Nipkow.

 

Transcripts from TVMegasite

[ Barbara and Emily coughing ]

Henry: Oh, thank god you're okay. I've been so scared. Let me just look at your face. You're safe now. It's gonna be okay.

Paul: Let's get you upstairs.

Emily: Okay.

Paul: Mom, you okay to get up the stairs?

Barbara: I'm fine, I'm fine.

Henry: No, you're not fine. You've been held hostage and your lungs are full of smoke and you're in a weakened state, and I'm not gonna let you make it worse by overtaxing yourself, all right?

Paul: That's right. We're gonna get you both to the hospital.

Emily: We can do that later. First, we are gonna find Iris.

Barbara: I agree. That crazy woman has got to be stopped.

[ Barbara coughs ]

 

Henry: My god. You've been through a terrible ordeal. I'm gonna get you upstairs, and we're gonna call a doctor and get you checked out. I knew you were in trouble. I felt it. Everyone thought I was crazy, but that -- I heard your voice through that baby monitor, and I knew that I wasn't. I knew you were alive, but that you were in trouble, and that you need me. Now you're in my arms. Oh, my god! My god. I was so terrified I'd never see you again. Look at you. Look at you. You've been through hell, and you look amazing. I'm with you now. I'm with you. I'm with you every step of the way, and I'm never gonna leave you. I'm never gonna leave you ever again.

Barbara: Henry Coleman -- I never want to see you again for the rest of my life.

 

Henry: What do you mean, you don't want to see me again?

Barbara: You heard me. We're done. Now get out of my way.

 

[ Barbara coughs ]

Will: Mom! Mom, you need to sit down and take it easy. Come on.

Paul: Mom, will's right. Please sit down, will you? The ambulance will be here in a minute to take you and Emily both to the hospital.

Emily: No, I'm not going.

Barbara: I'm not going, either.

Henry: You have to see a doctor. You've been locked up for weeks without enough food or water! You need to be checked out!

Barbara: Be quiet, and stay away from me, okay? Please.

Will: Mom, you know, if it wasn't for Henry, we might never have found you.

Barbara: Back off, everyone! I am fine! I've been taking care of myself, as Henry said, for weeks.

Henry: I spent every waking moment looking for you.

Barbara: After you married Vienna.

Henry: We're not married! I left her when I found out she was lying about the baby! The marriage has been annulled!

Barbara: But you still married her, didn't you?

Paul: Oh, come on, mom! It was obvious to everyone that you were the only thing on his mind. He had to get smashed just to get through the ceremony.

Barbara: Is that supposed to make me feel better?

Henry: We have a connection, Barbara. That's how I knew you were in danger, and no one would believe me, because Iris worked so hard to make it seem like you just -- you just took off and you didn't want to be found.

Barbara: Does that sound like me, Henry?

Henry: No, it doesn't! Not at all! That's why I worked so hard to track you down!

Paul: Iris fooled all of us.

Barbara: Iris is a lush. She didn't fool anyone. You enabled her.

Emily: Okay. You know what? Will you just stop? Paul took my side because I'm his wife. I'm the one who thought you played us, but I was wrong, and I am sorry, okay but he had every right to take my side.

Barbara: You aren't sorry! You aren't sorry at all! You told me that downstairs when we nearly died just a little while ago! I'm the one who was trying to make amends to you, but you wouldn't have it! You know what? We will never be friends! We wouldn't be friends if we were the last people on this earth!

Emily: Well, the feeling is quite mutual, believe me.

Paul: Okay, you know what? The two of you just survived a really dangerous situation. You'd think that would change your outlook.

Emily: The only thing I regret is going down to that wine cellar and hiding that bottle of brandy.

Gwen: What the hell is wrong with the two of you? You're lucky to be safe and with your family. Could you just be grateful for a minute? I have to find my mom.

 

Henry: I'm glad you agreed to come get checked out.

Barbara: I didn't agree. My sons insisted.

Henry: So did I.

Barbara: You know, I meant what I said before. I don't want to talk to you. I don't want to see you. I want you out of here. So why don't you start by just leaving my room?

Henry: I'm not going anywhere.

Barbara: Please. You're not welcome here.

Henry: I don't believe you.

Barbara: Do you want me to have security throw you out?

Henry: Yeah. Let them try. When you were in that warehouse, you called out to me, and don't you dare try to deny it, because I heard you loud and clear. And the fact that it came through on Jacob's baby monitor when I happened to be standing there, if that's not destiny, then I don't know what is.

Barbara: If you had heard me and found me, maybe I would believe this.

Henry: The monitor doesn't come with a GPS, Barbara.

Barbara: You know what? You only found me because Paul smelled smoke when I nearly burned down Fairwinds.

Henry: No. I am the only one that never stopped looking for you.

Barbara: So you claim.

Henry: You have no idea what was going on while you were gone. You don't know how I tore my heart out not knowing what was happening to you.

Barbara: Look, Henry, you're really pushing it here, because if -- if you don't go away, you're the one that's gonna need medical attention.

Henry: You want to hit me?

Barbara: Don't tempt me. Don't tempt me.

Henry: No, no, go ahead. Knock yourself -- knock yourself out. Go ahead and hit me if that's gonna make you feel any better!

Chris: My, my. Somebody's feeling better.

Barbara: That was meant for Henry. He wasn't supposed to duck.

Henry: Well, it's a reflex. Look, if you want to take another stab at it, go ahead.

Chris: No, no, no, no, no, no, no. Probably not a good idea. She needs some rest. But I'm happy to see that you're well enough to have a pillow fight.

Barbara: I'm fine. I'm fine. I'm only here because my sons insisted that I come.

Henry: I insisted, too.

Chris: Okay.

Barbara: Why don't you go find someone who's really sick to take care of, okay, Chris?

[ Chris chuckles ]

Chris: Cannot do that. I would be disowned, okay? My parents have been worried sick about you. Unfortunately, they're in Chicago. Okay, but as soon as my mom heard that you have been found, she called me up, said, "Chris, get down to Memorial, and take care of Barbara."

Barbara: Okay, all right. You know what? You tell your mom that I will call her as soon as I've had a hot meal, a nice glass of wine, a bubble bath, and 24 hours of sleep.

Henry: She probably hasn't eaten well. I'd run some blood tests.

Barbara: Don't listen to him. I don't know what he's doing here.

Henry: I am here because I love you.

[ Barbara sighs ]

Henry: And her lungs are filled with smoke. You should do an x-ray, make sure there's no permanent damage.

Barbara: Do I look damaged to you?

Henry: You're definitely not yourself.

Barbara: I'm more myself than I've been in months.

Henry: Maybe a head C.T. Scan just to make sure everything's okay. I watch a lot of doctor shows.

Chris: Gotcha.

Barbara: You know, Chris, I really think you need to look at Emily. She's the one who's really in danger. Because even though her ordeal wasn't as long as mine -- in fact, it was only a day -- [ Gasps ] In fact, maybe she's already expired from the smoke inhalation, which wouldn't be such a bad idea, after all.

Chris: I'll tell you what. You seem in pretty good shape to me.

Barbara: Thank you.

Chris: But I am gonna get you a check-up anyway, all right?

[ Barbara sighs ]

Chris:  And after everything comes back just fine, you can go home, but I'm gonna bring a nurse in here, draw some blood, all right? I'm gonna go check on Emily now. Take care of yourselves.

[ Door opens and closes ]

Barbara: How much longer do you intend to stand there?

Henry: As long as it takes.

 

Henry: I get that I hurt you, and I wish that I could take that back. It's what I'm trying to do, if you would just let me.

Barbara: Too bad, Henry.

Henry: No. We love each other. And now we can be together. What is this? What's the point of being stubborn? How is that good for either one of us?

Barbara: When I was alone in that warehouse and Iris had me locked up like some caged animal, I had a lot of time to think. And all I could think about was you. And what I thought about was, Vienna didn't hold a gun to your head. She didn't force you to marry her. If you had really loved me, you would have not given into her temptations.

Henry: Her temptations?

Barbara: Yeah, temptations. You know, youth, tiny waist, fake pregnancy. If you really loved me, you would have been immune to all of that.

Henry: It's not as simple as that. It's not.

Barbara: And then -- and then I realized that after all the mistakes I've made in my life and in love, that maybe this was the way it was supposed to be, that I was meant to die alone. And I'm missed, and then it was just poetic justice. Yes.

Henry: No. I don't understand that. I don't understand.

Barbara: Listen to me, okay? I'm meant to be alone, Henry. When you came bursting into the wine cellar and you came in and you threw your arms around me and you just started talking to me, I forgot about that. I forgot. And then, all of a sudden, when you started talking about moving on and us being together, I realized I can't do that and just forget about everything. I can't do that. I can't.

Henry: I understand.

Barbara: I can't be with you anymore. I can't, Henry.

Henry: I deserve that.

Barbara: So, please, just go.

Henry: I can't. Not until you hear me out.

 

Henry: When Vienna and I were happy, she got pregnant for real.

Barbara: I know all about it.

Henry: Right. And I didn't want kids. I didn't want anything to do with kids. I mean, the way I was raised? Hell, you met Audrey. And then you throw Stenbeck into that genetic cocktail? I thought there was a 75% chance that I would have a psychotic. I didn't like those odds.

Barbara: I can't blame you for that, no.

Henry: Okay. But then it was really happening. The baby became real. And I loved that kid. And then Vienna had a miscarriage, and that was a huge moment in my life. I was a changed man after that. Then she told me she got pregnant again, Barbara. I -- I couldn't walk away from her and from that child. I didn't want to be like my mom. I didn't want to be like my dad. I wanted to be a better human being than those two people.

Barbara: The bar's not raised very high there, you know. I don't mean to make light of it, but I just don't think it's a really good excuse for marrying someone you don't love.

Henry: You know children change everything. You would walk through fire for your kids.

Barbara: Yes, and I have.

Henry: Then why can't you see that I could feel the same way? You weren't here when I found out that Vienna was lying. I was so unbelievably angry. I was so hurt. But I was relieved.

Barbara: About the baby?

Henry: No, about Vienna. The fact that she was lying meant that I was free. I was free to be with you. We could be together. But you had disappeared.

Barbara: I didn't do that on my own!

Henry: I know, I know. I know that, and I should have known that then. I just -- Barbara, I was messed up, okay? Suddenly, there was no child, and I know how much that I'd hurt you, and all I wanted to do was find you and say how sorry i was. [ Henry sighs ] But if too much has happened and if you feel like you can't give me another chance, then I won't stand in your way.

Barbara: Good.

Henry: But before I let you go, I am gonna tell you the one thing that I've wanted to tell you since the last time I saw you, and that is that I love you, Barbara. I love you and only you. I think you know that. I think you've always known. I think that my love helped you survive in that warehouse.

Barbara: Maybe you're right. You know, I thought about you all the time. I thought about my feelings for you, and sometimes I hated you, and it was all messed up, but I had no one to talk to. So I talked to this doll -- this big clown doll, and he started to talk to me. I know it sounds crazy, I know, but he started to talk to me in your voice. And he comforted me, and he pumped me up, and he held me, and we danced, and that's -- and that's how low I sunk.

Henry: That doll brought us to you. Don't you see? This isn't some random act here. We were meant to be together. We fought it off, but here we are! We've got another chance here. And Vienna and Iris, they can't stop us. Nobody can.

Barbara: That's not true.

Henry: I know they can't.

Barbara: You know, Vienna and Iris, they didn't keep us apart. We let that happen. And they're gone now. And we're here. Just us, and just as unreliable. I'm gonna -- I'm gonna check myself out of here, and I'm gonna go home, alone.

Henry: Barbara.

Barbara: No, no, Henry. No.

[ Door closes ]

 

[ Door opens ]

Henry: Oh, hey. It's you.

Katie: I saw Barbara. I'm so glad she's okay.

Henry: Yeah. Thank god. [ Henry sighs ] She never wants to see me again.

Katie: Well, she's been through a lot. She probably needs a little time to get used to being home again, right?

Henry: No. She hates me. And she should. I treated her terribly.

Katie: How?

Henry: I'm in love with her, but I married Vienna anyway.

Katie: Well, she told you she was pregnant.

Henry: It doesn't matter. It doesn't matter. I made Barbara feel like she was second best, but she's not. And that's the worst part. She's the one, but I wasn't man enough to stand up for her. And now I've lost any chance I'll ever have of being with her.

[ Henry sighs ]

 

Henry: Sorry. Do you need the room?

Chris: No, not yet. I heard Barbara signed herself out.

Henry: Yeah. She wanted to go home.

Chris: She's still pretty mad at you, huh?

Henry: Mad doesn't begin to cover it.

Chris: Well, look. The good news, Henry, is that she's healthy, right? And in time, you know, she'll come around.

Henry: I appreciate the pep talk, but I know Barbara, and I don't think any amount of time is gonna handle this one.

Chris: Well, hang in there, all right? Sometimes patience really does pay off.

Henry: What's got you all glass-half-full all of a sudden?

Chris: What do you mean?

Henry: Wait a second. No, no, no. I saw that same goofy look on Katie when she came here earlier, and I was too depressed to ask her about it. Are the two of you --

Chris: There's hope for all of us, even when you're afraid there isn't.

 

[ Door closes ]

Henry: Oh. Well, you saved the day, buddy. I don't suppose you have it in you to convince Barbara to forgive me, huh? I didn't think so. Couldn't hurt to ask, though, right? Heard you two got pretty close in the warehouse. Do you have any tips on how I can get her back?

[ Knock on door ]

Henry: Wow. You look incredible. Should I keep talking? 'Cause I'd love to keep talking, but you said that you didn't want to -- that doesn't matter. You're here. That means what? Do you want to come in? Do you want to talk? Do you want to sit? You want to -- do you forgive me?

Barbara: I'm working on it.

Henry: Work on it as my wife. Will you marry me, Barbara?

 

Henry: This is for real, Barbara. I want you to marry me.

Barbara: Well, you better get down on one knee and start over.

Henry: Barbara Ryan, will you marry me, and will you be my wife for the rest of our lives and then some?

Barbara: There won't be any babies, Henry. I'm old enough --

Henry: Stop. Everything I want is standing right here in front of me. I am dead serious. I cannot live without you. Please, marry me.

Barbara: Yes. Yes, I will marry you.

[ Barbara cries ]

 

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