Since Mr. Snyder dragged me here to Oakhay, Illinois — which is, by the way, the most self-satisfied white-bread community I have ever seen and home of the world’s most unappealing grilled-cheese sandwich.

— Reid (to Luke and Noah)

Transcript | 19 January 2010

After failing to convince Dr Reid Oliver to take on Noah’s case, Luke (under Damian’s watchful eye) bluffs/blackmails Dr Oliver into coming to Oakdale to examine Noah.

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HappyInChintz72’s Reid Oliver Story Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3
Anthony D Langford January 19, 2010 Part 1 and Part 2

START: Reid Oliver Story Part 1, ADL January 19 Part 1

[Luke, Noah, and Lily at LilyPad waiting for Dr Oliver’s return call]

Luke: [Sighs]

Lily: Still hasn’t called?

Luke: No. And, you know, I get it. He’s some big, important doctor. But, I mean, come on! Enough already.

Noah: He could be in surgery.

Luke: Fine!

Noah: Don’t get mad at me. I’m the one that needs him to call back.

Luke: I’m sorry, Noah.

Lily: You know, my mother said that his waiting list is a year long.

[Luke’s cell phone rings]

Luke: Finally. Yes, hello. Oh, no, you don’t need to call me Mr. Snyder. Luke is fine.

Reid: Mr. Snyder, my staff informs me that you’ve called close to three dozen times.

Luke: [Chuckles] Yes, yes. Um, I have. I am calling about Noah Mayer.

Reid: I’ve seen his file.

Luke: You have? Great. Uh, when do you think you can get to Oakdale for a consultation?

Reid: Um, let me see. How about, um, never?

Luke: I’m sorry?

Reid: Do you have any idea who I am?

Luke: Yes, yes. That’s why we’re contacting you, Dr. Oliver.

Reid: What makes you think that I could just drop everything and fly out to, uh — where the hell is Oakdale?

Luke: Uh — Illinois? I — I –  Well, we could come to you.

Reid: You seem to think that I have the time of day for you, and I’m curious as to why.

Luke: Uh — I —

Reid: I’m booked solid for a year.

Luke: Well, we could double your fee. And as I said, we could come to you.

Reid: You’re trying to buy me?

Luke: No. [Stammers]

Reid: I don’t need your money, and I don’t want your case.

Luke: May I ask why?

Reid: It bores me to tears, just like you’re doing right now. [Reid hangs up on Luke]

Luke: [Sighs] His service picked up.

Lily: He just hung up on you?

Luke: Yeah. You should have heard the arrogant son of a — [Luke walks over to Noah.] Look, Noah, I am not giving up, so you can’t either, okay?

Lily: You know what? If — if this guy is impossible to deal with and he’s unwilling to work with us, w — we’ll find another doctor to do the surgery!

Noah: There’s nobody else.

Lily: Are you 100% sure of that?

Noah: Yes. I did my research at the clinic. If I can’t get Dr. Oliver, then this surgery’s not happening.

Luke: Well, Dr. Oliver it is, then.

Noah: He just hung up on you, Luke. So look, thank you for trying, but — he’s my only chance. [Whispering]

Lily: We’ll find another surgeon.

Luke: Mom, you heard Noah. He’s done the research.

Lily: Has he done the research worldwide, or just here in the States? You know what I’m saying. If there’s anybody that can call in a favor on something like this, it’s Damian.

Luke: Okay. But I don’t want to mention it to Noah until we know for sure. I don’t want him to keep getting his hopes up.

Lily: Okay.

Luke: Noah, um, are you gonna be okay here by yourself for a little bit?

Noah: Yeah, I’m fine.

Luke: Okay, because my mom and I have a — a meeting at Worldwide.

Noah: I’m not going anywhere.

Luke: Okay. We’ll talk soon?

Noah: Yeah, whatever.

[Lily and Luke leave.]

START: ADL January 19 Part 1 – EXTRA SCENE

[Maddie and Hunter are at the Intruder (?)]

Hunter: I didn’t mean you are a loser.

Maddie: I already knew that, but thank you for the clarification.

Hunter: I meant we’re all losers. That is not what I meant. That came out wrong.

Maddie: Yeah. always does, Hunter.

Hunter: I know. It’s like I — I say the opposite of what I mean. It’s like — I try to say one thing, and then the opposite comes out. But you are not a loser, and that did not come out backwards.

Maddie: You mean opposite?

Hunter: Right! Well, do you like — do you like the suit? I mean, not for what I said I bought it for. But do you — do you like it in general?

Maddie: Uh — it’s a little baggy.

Hunter: It is?

Maddie: Mm-hmm, yeah. But I figure you have so much hot air inside of you that it will just fill out on its own.

Hunter: Ha, ha, ha, retaliation. I like that. Can I take you out to lunch to make up for being a bonehead?

Maddie: Sure.

Hunter: Excellent.

Maddie: Yes, but not today. I have to go meet with an ex to talk about my blog.

Hunter: Casey?

Maddie: No, no! Noah Mayer.

Hunter: You went out with Noah Mayer?

Maddie: Yes, I did.

Hunter: Isn’t he gay?

Maddie: He is now.

Hunter: Ah, so you’re the one who turned him. That was a joke, on purpose.

Maddie: Mmm, lucky.

Hunter: He had an accident, uh, right? He’s blind now, or something.

Maddie: Yeah, or something.

Hunter: So let me get this straight. You’re going to say your gay, blind ex-boyfriend about being friends for the blog?

Maddie: Do you hear yourself?

Hunter: What did I do?

Maddie: Just quit while you’re not ahead.

Hunter: Done.

Maddie: Oh, and you’re gonna need a tie. But, um, not stripes.

[Maddie leaves and Hunter removes his tie]

END: ADL January 19 Part 1 – EXTRA SCENE

[Lily and Luke have arrive in Damian’s office at Grimaldi Shipping.]

Damian: I’m sorry you had to hear that.

Lily: Damian, who’s threatening you?

Damian: It’s really just more of a power play really. A shipyard in Sweden is holding a freighter in port. It’s business as usual. Nothing for you to be concerned with. What brings you two here?

Luke: I need your help.

Damian: What happened?

Luke: You remember that doctor I told you about, the specialist that Noah kept mentioning?

Damian: The one he thinks can perform the surgery to help him see again?

Luke: Yeah. Well I spoke with him.

Damian: And?

Lily: He won’t take Noah’s case.

Damian: Well, then, offer him more money. Whatever he wants; it’s not a problem.

Luke: I did. He still refused.

Lily: I don’t think we should be going away right now.

Damian: What? Why? No, no, no, Lily. I already reserved the room at the inn near Faith’s school. We’re all set.

Lily: Yeah, and our son is dealing with a really serious situation with his boyfriend. This isn’t the time to take a vacation.

Luke: Aw, mom, I feel really bad. I really don’t want you guys to change your plans because of us.

Damian: We’re not going to change anything.

Lily: Damian! and

Damian: Lily, listen to me, please. I, I’ll handle this, all right? Why don’t you go  get all the stuff you have to get for Faith and I’ll see what I can do for Luke and Noah.

Lily: You want me to go now?

Damian: Yes, yes. Don’t worry. I’ll handle it. I’ll take care of it?

Lily: We won’t go if you need us. [Lily leaves]

Luke: I’m sorry. I’m just so desperate about Noah.

Damian: Just tell me what you need and I’ll make it happen.

Luke: Well, mom thought that maybe you could help find another doctor, maybe somebody overseas.

Damian: I can make a few calls.

Luke: Yeah, but that’s the thing. Noah has his heart set on this one guy – this Dr Oliver. He’s done his research and he has all his hopes on him.

Damian: Yeah, but you said he doesn’t want to take on the case.

Luke: He said it ‘bored him.’

Damian: That’s new.

Luke: And money didn’t seem to sway him either. How do I get this guy to change his mind?

Damian: It’s simple, son.

Luke: Well, I’m glad you think so.

Damian: I know so. Make him an offer he can’t refuse.  [Damian hands his cell phone to Luke.]

END: Reid Oliver Story Part 1

START: Reid Oliver Story Part 2

Noah: So, is this your official condolence call?

Maddie: Condolence?

Noah: Yeah. Sorry to hear you went blind. I brought you a pie.

Maddie: Oh. Sorry. I don’t have a pie.

Noah: Well, good.

Maddie: I’m writing a blog for "The First Edition," Emily Stewart’s new paper. I record an entry once a week.

Noah: Oh, yeah, I know. I heard about that. That — that’s good for you.

Maddie: Thanks.

Noah: So, what’s — what’s the subject?

Maddie: Relationships.

Noah: Oh.

Maddie: Oh, yeah. Kind of why I’m here.

Noah: What, you — you want to write about us?

Maddie: No, not specifically or anything.

Noah: Ah. "Video entry number one — a cautionary tale for young girls. Never date a gay guy."

Maddie: Wow. You are in a great mood.

Noah: Yeah, well, being blind will do that to you.

Maddie: Okay. Well, then, we need to get out of here. What are you doing, hanging out here alone, anyway?

Noah: I like it when nobody’s here.

Maddie: Including me?

Noah: Maddie —

Maddie: No. I’m gonna get your coat.

Noah: Well, I don’t —

Maddie: No, no, no, no. We’re gonna go to Al’s. I’m hungry. It’s lunchtime. You look like you could eat a burger and fries, so we’re gonna go.

Noah: I — I am getting kind of hungry.

Maddie: Okay. Here. [Maddie hands Noah his coat]

Noah: But you have to write Luke a note, or he will send out a posse to find me when he gets back.

Maddie: Fine. Consider it done. And bundle up. It’s cold out there. [Maddie writes a note for Luke then Maddie and Noah leave]

Luke: No, you heard me. I said that if Dr. Oliver doesn’t take my call, he’ll run the risk of losing his medical license. Yeah, I’ll hold. [Whispering] Are you sure this is gonna work?

Damian: Is this receptionist putting the doctor on the phone or what?

Luke: Yes, yes, hello. I thought you’d like to talk to me.

Reid: You’re threatening to have my medical license revoked?

Luke: Not if you take on Noah’s case.

Reid: Who the hell do you think you are?

Luke: Well, I know who you are. I know the kind of things you’ve done, all in the name of healing. But I think we both know that the review board would have a field day if they had documented proof of how many times you bent the rules. Now, if you want to take that risk —

Reid: What do you want?

Luke: Just examine him and see if he’s a good candidate for surgery. My father’s jet is waiting for you at DFW. There’s a car outside to take you to the airport.

Reid: You’ve covered all the bases, haven’t you?

Noah: And once you get in Oakdale, there will be a car to take you to Memorial hospital. We’ll be waiting.

Reid: With flowers and candy, I hope.

Luke: We just want Noah to get a fair chance.

Reid: This is fair in your eyes, Mr. Snyder?

Luke: See you soon.

Damian: That was stupendous. Perfectly executed.

Luke: Well, yeah, but I don’t even know if the doctor’s gonna get on the plane.

Damian: I do. I’m so proud of you, son.

END: ADL January 19 Part 1

START: ADL January 19 Part 2

Maddie: That’s not how it happened, and you know it.

Noah: Maddie, that is exactly how it happened.

Hunter: Hi.

Maddie: Oh, hey. Um, Noah, this is my boss.

Hunter: Hunter. It’s nice to meet you.

Noah: Hello.

Hunter: Uh, so what’s it like being blind?

Maddie: Oh, my God.

Hunter: What?

Maddie: Are you for real?

Noah: No, Maddie, it’s okay. I actually like when people come right out and ask me about it instead of tiptoeing around it like it’s not true. Just, uh, don’t make any faces at me that I can’t see.

[Hunter laughs]

Hunter: Deal.

Noah: Well, come on. Grab a chair.

Hunter: Uh, thanks. I do have one question.

Maddie: Uh, here we go.

Hunter: Do your other senses really get heightened when you lose one?

Maddie: Don’t you have somewhere to be?

Noah: Maddie, relax. It’s okay. Um, you know what? I — I guess it’s true that your other senses do get more fine-tuned. But I don’t really focus on that too much.

Hunter: It could be fun to test it out. What? It could. She’s giving me a look.

Noah: I can tell.

Hunter: Really?

Maddie: No, not really.

Noah: Well, what did you have in mind?

Hunter: Uh, could it be a surprise?

Noah: Yeah, I’m blind. Everything’s a surprise. [Laughter] You know what? Maddie, lunch is on me. Just, uh, make sure I’m not tipping the waiter like 100 bucks.

[Hunter laughs]

Damian: Luciano, what’s wrong?

Luke: [Sighs] It’s just the way I got Dr. Oliver to come here, you know? I lied. I mean, I — I blackmailed him. And I don’t even have anything to blackmail him with.

Damian: All right, let me ask you a question. Would you rather not have this doctor coming here as we speak to see if he can operate on Noah?

Luke: No, I know, I know. But I just — I just feel weird.

Damian: Look, your mother thought I could help you find another doctor, and you’re telling me that only this doctor will do. Now you have him. Didn’t you get exactly what you wanted, what Noah needs?

Luke: Yes.

Damian: Well, then, the end justifies the means.

Luke: [Sighs] I wish it was as simple for me as it is for you.

Damian: Luciano, when you love someone, you do anything you have to to protect them, right? Anything.

Luke: But this?

Damian: Even this.

START: ADL January 19 Part 2 – EXTRA SCENE

[Rock music playing loudly]

Hunter: Well?

Noah: I thought we were trying to hone the senses I have, not lose another one?

Hunter: What?!

Noah: Exactly.

[Music stops]

Noah: That — that was awesome.

Maddie: I think my teeth are loose, actually.

[Maddie laughs]

Hunter: So, did you like it?

Noah: Yeah, I did.

Hunter: But?

Noah: Well, in a way, it makes me realize everything I’m missing by not being able to see.

Hunter: That’s kind of the opposite of what I was trying to do for you, man.

Maddie: Well, what exactly do you miss, I mean, besides the obvious?

Noah: Matching sounds and pictures.

Hunter: Pictures?

Noah: Yeah. I used to make movies before this happened.

Hunter: Wow. I didn’t know.

Noah: Yeah. And I watched them every day. Maddie and I watched a lot together.

Maddie: Mm-hmm, yes. Those are my favorite things about our time together. No offense.

Noah: Yeah, none taken.

Hunter: I’m sorry, man. I mean it.

Noah: No, no, it’s okay. It was fun. Made me forget for about five minutes that the one doctor I thought could help me see again things my case is too boring to take on.

Maddie: Seriously?

Noah: Seriously.

Hunter: Well, let’s get him in here and see how he feels about boring.

[Rock music playing loudly]

END: ADL January 19 Part 2 – EXTRA SCENE

Luke: Hey, Noah, it’s me. I got Maddie’s note, and I’m at Al’s, but you’re not here. Um, anyway, I have some amazing news. I, uh, talked to Dr. Oliver again, and he is on the Grimaldi jet on his way to Oakdale. He should be at Memorial within an hour. So if you could have Maddie get you there as soon as possible, that would be awesome. And — and also, just call me back, you know? I want to make sure you’re okay. Mom. Did you hear any of that?

Lily: No. What’s up?

Luke: Well, I, uh, had another talk with Dr. Oliver, and he’s on his way to Oakdale.

Lily: How on earth? After what he said to you earlier?

Luke: Well, Damian coached me.

Lily: Coached you how? I thought you were just gonna ask him to make some calls to overseas surgeons.

Luke: Yeah, but when I told him that Noah wanted Dr. Oliver but Dr. Oliver wasn’t interested, Damian said to make him an offer that he couldn’t refuse. And he was right.

Lily: Wait a minute. I thought he turned down the offer of more money when you asked him.

Luke: I didn’t offer him any more money.

Lily: Luke, you threatened him?

Luke: Don’t be upset.

Lily: I — I just want to understand, what exactly did Damian say to you?

Luke: He said that if you love somebody, the ends justify the means. Mom, what are you thinking?

Lily: I’m thinking I need to speak to your father.

Luke: Mom, Dr. Oliver is coming to see Noah, and that’s all that matters.

[Lily sighs]

[Luke is pacing at Memorial Hospital, looking at his phone, waiting for Noah’s call sighs]

[Reid Oliver arrives – first scene]

Reid: Luke Snyder?

Luke: Dr. Oliver, you made it. I cannot thank you enough.

Reid: We both know why I’m here. Let’s not pretend that this is a normal consult.

Luke: Look, I — I’m sorry. I just felt as if —

Reid: You felt that you could blackmail me. I’m curious, how much did it cost you to get dirt on me?

Luke: Dr. Oliver, I did not want to do it this way. But, you see —

Reid: What I see is the big, fat, silver spoon in your mouth that I hope you choke on. You have any idea how many people actually wait their turn to see me, who don’t feel that they deserve to move to the front of the line just because they were born with blue blood in their veins? What makes you think that Mr. Mayer is more deserving of my time than anyone else?

Luke: Well, he’s not, but he’s the only person that I love who needs you.

Reid: Well, I’m here, thanks to you and your father’s corporate jet. Where’s the patient?

Luke: Uh, well, he should be here any minute.

Reid: He should be?

Luke: Yeah. I — I left him a message when I got confirmation that you were on the plane.

Reid: Okay, there’s a commercial flight that’s heading back to Dallas in an hour. I’m already booked on it. It was a displeasure meeting you, Mr. Snyder.

[Noah and Maddie arrive, Luke runs over to meet them]

Luke: Noah, Noah. I told you to call me when you got my message. Dr. Oliver is here, [whispers] but he’s mad.

Noah: Dr. Oliver?

Reid: 15 minutes.

[Luke sighs]

Reid: Alone.

[Reid shows Noah into an examination room]

END: Reid Oliver Story Part 2

START: SCENE missing from both clips of Damian and Lily arguing about Luke.

Lily: Those Swedes must be really giving you a hard time.

Damian: Cara, yeah, yeah. Fortunately, I have, uh — I have people who can handle this for me, so it won’t ruin our weekend in the country. Did you get everything you need, uh, to bring up to Faith’s school? Do you want me to unload the car for you?

Lily: I have to ask you a question.

Damian: Shoot.

Lily: Did you strong-arm Luke into doing something he would never have imagined doing on his own?

Damian: Did I what?

Lily: Why on earth are you trying to get us out of town so fast?

Damian: I’m not.

Lily: Well, it certainly feels like that to me. So let me ask you this, then. What or who are you hiding from?

Damian: I’m confused here, Lily. Um, you told me the timing was off for a real honeymoon. You said you didn’t want to be far from Faith. So I arranged for a long weekend in a beautiful inn right around the corner from your daughter, and all of the sudden, you — you decide I have some sort of, uh, hidden agenda for wanting to do exactly what you’ve asked me to do? What am I missing here?

Lily: I know what you made Luke do.

Damian: What did he tell you?

Lily: I know enough to know that you — you got him to go against everything he believes in, to use your brand of coercion to get what he wants.

Damian: And it worked, didn’t it? I mean, Dr. Oliver is here, seeing Noah.

Lily: Are you really missing my point here, Damian?

Damian: Really, Lily, I’m sorry. I’m — I’m trying to juggle your needs and Luke’s a — and Faith’s and all of your kids. I’m just trying to give us a much deserved break and a little time to ourselves. Is — is that so wrong?

Lily: Stop making this about us, because it’s not. Right now, I’m talking about Luke, and you telling him that the end justifies the means.

Damian: You think that was a mistake?

Lily: What concerns me is that you don’t. I can only imagine what you encouraged him to say or do to get that doctor here. It’s not like Luke.

Damian: But it is like me? Oh, I see, I see. So it’s okay for me to employ my skills in whatever way I see fit to keep us comfortable in a style we’re accustomed to. That doesn’t bother you.

Lily: I never said —

Damian: But suddenly there’s different kind of rules when it comes to our son?

Lily: I have always had a problem with it, and you know it. It has been a sticking point with us for a long time.

Damian: Only because you let it, Lily.

Lily: And it makes me angrier to think that you’re passing on this kind of behavior to our son! This is not how I want to raise our family.

Damian: Oh, we wouldn’t be a family now if I hadn’t —

Lily: If you hadn’t what?

Damian: [Sighs] I’m sorry, Lily. I take what I want. That’s how I’ve always been. And what I’ve always wanted — it’s you.

Lily: This just doesn’t feel right to me, Damian.

Damian: Only because we’re making it more important than it needs to be, Lily. Please, I’m begging you, let’s go away, make time for each other, maybe even try to start making another baby of our own. That’s all I want. You have to believe me.

Lily: And it’s only part of what I want, and that’s the difference between us.

Damian: What do you want?

Lily: I want my son to be the man I raised him to be.

Damian: And not the man you think I’m trying to make him out to be.

Lily: You said it. I didn’t.


START: Reid Oliver Story Part 3

[Reid exits the examination room]

Luke: So, what’s the verdict? Is he just another boring blind guy who’s not worthy of your talents?

Reid: I don’t like you.

Luke: Yeah, I got that.

Reid: But Noah didn’t ask for this, and his movies are gonna be pretty rough if he can’t see.

Luke: So you can help him?

Reid: Of course I can.

Luke: But will you?

Reid: He says he’s pretty good.

Luke: He’s great.

Reid: I’ll take his word for it. Arrogance appeals to me. What can I say?

Luke: Oh! I do not know how to thank you.

Reid: Well, how about this — as soon as I’m finished restoring Noah’s eyesight, I never hear from you again, and you throw away the dirt that you have on me?

Luke: It’s a deal.

Reid: It better be a deal. I’m the one that’s gonna be cutting open your boyfriend’s head. [Reid leaves]

Luke: [Sighs and looks up at the sky gratefully, and enters Noah’s room] Did that really just happen?

Noah: I think it actually did. He doesn’t like you at all.

Luke: I don’t care.

Noah: What did you do?

Luke: I told him that I had some info on him that would get him in trouble with the AMA.

Noah: What kind of info?

Luke: I don’t have anything. I made it up.

Noah: And he still came?

Luke: Well, I guess he has some secrets that he doesn’t want to get out. But that’s not important. We took a risk, and it worked.

Noah: Luke, this was more than just a risk. This could have been the difference between me getting a shot to see again or not.

Luke: So you’re not mad at me?

Noah: I’m a little shocked, but mad? No. I’m not mad. Thank you, Luke.

END: Reid Oliver Story Part 3, ADL January 19 Part 2

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