Reid: Well, I figured since I’m gonna be working here in Oakdale, I should make more of an effort to be part of the community.
Kim: [sarcastically] Why?

— Reid and Kim

Transcript | 23 February 2010

After  Molly’s manufactured “evidence” is found to be phony, Holden is arrested as the prime suspect in the murder of Damian Grimaldi. In a desperate attempt to clear Holden’s name, Luke takes photos of the dead body (believed to be Damian) to Memorial to see if Bob Hughes can shed any light. Instead, he (literally) runs into Reid, who is able to definitively conclude that the body in the picture is not Damian.

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Anthony D Langford February 23, 2010 Parts TBC


Lily: I wish they’d let me go in there. What is taking so long?

Molly: I just hope Holden’s keeping quiet.

Luke: I’m upset that he wouldn’t let us get a lawyer.

Lily: How much did he tell Margo before he went in there?

Molly: Only that he had a fight with Damian on the docks, and Damian ended up on one of the ships.

Luke: Yeah, but if Damian boarded the ship, that means that Dad didn’t kill him.

Lily: Of course he didn’t kill him. Damian’s not dead. He sent me his ring. That proves he’s alive.

Lily: We just need to trace the ring back to Damian, find out how he sent it to me, and then we can clear Holden.

Molly: Where is the ring now?

Lily: I gave it to the police.

Molly: You did? When?

Lily: As soon as I got here.

Molly: You gave it to Margo?

Lily: Yes. Is there a problem?

Molly: Yeah. Don’t you think it would have been smarter to wait and see what Holden wanted us to do?

Lily: I think Holden would have wanted us to turn it over. I mean, it’s not a bad thing for the police to have it. They can trace the ring, and then they can prove that Damian is alive.

Molly: It’s taking a really long time in there.

Luke: Margo’s probably just being thorough. It’s a good thing.

Lily: I hope so.

Molly: Well, this waiting is driving me crazy. I need a cup of coffee.

Luke: I’ll grab you one.

Molly: No, wait, it’s — the stuff the cops drink isn’t coffee. I need a decent cup from Java. Do you guys want anything?

Luke: I’m good.

Molly: All right. I’ll be right back.

Holden: Look, I already admitted that Damian and I had a fight on the docks. But when he got on that ship, he was alive. And now we have proof.

Margo: The ring?

Holden: Yeah. He couldn’t very well send it from the grave, now could he? That proves that he’s still out there.

Margo: We’re tracing from where and how that ring was sent.

Holden: He sent Lily a goodbye note. She confirmed that it was his handwriting.

Cop: This just came in.

Holden: What is it?

Margo: Holden, I strongly suggest we end this conversation now and you get yourself a lawyer.

Holden: What’s going on, Margo?

Margo: The ring wasn’t sent by Damian. It didn’t even belong to him.

Holden: Of course it did. It was a Grimaldi family ring. He bought Luke the same one a couple of years ago, and Lily ID’d it.

Margo: I suspect that’s what she was supposed to do. But it’s a fake.

Holden: What?

Margo: It was made at Clauson’s Jewelers from a photograph that was given to them.

Holden: No. No, that’s not possible. Who would do that?

Margo: Somebody who wanted Lily to believe that Damian was still alive. I’m sorry, Holden. This changes everything. I’m gonna have to place you under arrest.

Molly: What I want to know is, when you asked him to duplicate it, did you tell him who it was for? Are you sure? Good, because I can’t have that ring traced back to — I got to go.

[Molly clears throat]

Lily: Coffee here is good, but it’s not that good.

Molly: It is to me.

Lily: Save it, Molly. You must be so desperate.

Molly: What do you mean?

Lily: You raced over here to make that phone call. Who were you calling? The person you hired to duplicate Damian’s ring?

Molly: I don’t know what you’re talking about.

Lily: Oh, yes, you do. You hired a jeweler to make a copy of Damian’s ring, and then you sent it to me so that I would think he was alive.

Molly: That’s an outrageous accusation, even from you.

Lily: The cops know it’s a fake, Molly.

Molly: What?

Lily: And it won’t be long before they trace the jeweler you hired right back to you. [Lily sighs] I can only assume that this was some pathetic attempt on your part to protect Holden. But you know what? It didn’t work. Your little plan blew up in his face, and now he’s in more trouble than he ever was.

Luke: Margo says they’re arresting you for Damian’s murder.

Holden: Yes. She had to, given the circumstances.

Luke: What exactly are the circumstances, Dad?

Holden: It — it’s very complicated. How’s your mom?

Luke: Well, she’s upset and confused, like me.

Holden: I’m sorry, Luke.

Luke: You know, this — this feels kind of like when we thought you were dead. You know, at first, we weren’t sure when they told us it was official. Then it turns out that Damian knew you were alive all along but didn’t say anything.

Holden: This is different.

Luke: How is this different, Dad? You need to explain to me, because I don’t understand.

Holden: What is it that you need to know?

Luke: It’s just the two of us here. So please be honest with me. Did you kill Damian?

Holden: Honestly, I — I don’t know.

Holden: Damian and I got into a fight. He came after me, and I was forced to defend myself. But when I left him, he was alive.

Luke: Where did you leave him? The dock?

Holden: No. The ship was getting ready to leave. I knew that he had planned on being on it. So I carried him on board when no one was looking.

Luke: You carried him?

Holden: Yeah. He was unconscious. But he was alive.

Luke: How bad off was he?

Holden: I don’t know. Luke, I didn’t try to kill him. I — I was just defending myself.

Luke: And you’re sure that he was just unconscious?

Holden: I think so.

Luke: But you’re not positive?

Holden: No.

Luke: Dad, why did you lie to us?

Holden: Luke, I just wanted him out of our lives. I just wanted to forget it all after everything that he had done to this family, all the horrible things.

Luke: No, I know that. I know about that. And I’m not gonna forgive him for it. If he had hurt you, I — but he was my biological father.

Holden: I know that.

Luke: And I have a right to know what happened to him.

Holden: Yes, you do.

Luke: You shouldn’t have lied to us, Dad. Margo, could I have a copy of Damian’s coroner’s report?

Margo: Oh, no. That’s against regulations.

Luke: Well, I know it is, but don’t you think you could make an exception? You know, I’m feeling like this isn’t real. And I — I feel like if I had proof of Damian’s body, it wouldn’t feel like it did with Dad in Kentucky. I’ll know that Damian’s gone for good.

Molly: Lily, will you please stop for a moment and listen to me?

Lily: I’ve heard enough of your lies and excuses, and so has Holden.

Molly: I told you, Holden didn’t — he didn’t know anything about this.

Lily: Well, it’s about time he does.

Molly: Fine. You want to out me? Go ahead.

Lily: Thank you for your permission, but I don’t exactly need it. And once Holden finds out the truth about you —

Molly: Tell me, honestly, Lily, what choice did I have?

[Lily scoffs]

Lily: Are you seriously trying to justify what you did? You lied your way into my house. You faked a coughing fit so that you could steal a photo and then set up this hoax.

Molly: You know what they say. Desperate times —

Lily: You think I find this amusing, think that I think your little tricks are funny? Let me ask you something. How did you forge Damian’s signature? Is that why you asked to see the inscription in the book of poetry? I asked you a question, Molly.

Molly: What do you need me to say. You already know the answer.

Lily: You are unbelievable.

Molly: At least I tried to do something, Lily. What have you done? What have you done to protect Holden? You know what? I’ll tell you what you’ve done. You’ve done nothing.

Lily: How dare you.

Molly: Except for whine and moan and accuse Holden of hurting a man that did nothing but despicable things to you and your family. But obviously, you care more about that miserable excuse for a human being than you even care about Holden. And hell, why not? What did Holden do except for try to protect you and his family? But why should that count for anything, huh?

Lily: You see, that’s the difference between you and me, Molly. I still believe in fairness and the truth.

Molly: Oh, right. Right, because Damian is the poster boy for truth and fairness. You know what? He obviously had you so brainwashed when you were married to him, you’re still under his spell. Which is why you’re letting Holden get arrested when in fact you know what you should be doing? You should be thanking him for getting that monster out of your life.

Lily: The last thing I wanted to do was make trouble for Holden.

Molly: But you did. You did, because you just wouldn’t trust him. You couldn’t let it go. You had to keep digging and digging until you put him in even more danger. At least I tried to help him.

Lily: You forged evidence that would have kept the police from looking for Damian.

Molly: Okay, fine. Maybe what I did was really stupid. But you know what? I did it for the right reason. I did it to protect Holden.

Lily: Well, your plan backfired in a really big way.

Molly: Maybe it did. Let me tell you something. What I did is a hell of a lot more honorable than anything you’ve done since Damian came back into your life.

Lily: Holden, what’s happening?

Holden: They’ve officially arrested me.

Molly: What? You’re charging him with Damian’s murder?

Holden: The ring that was sent to Lily was a fake. It’s not Damian’s. It was fabricated here in Oakdale.

Lily: She already knows —

Molly: Are you sure?

Margo: Very.

Lily: Come on, Molly. Don’t pretend.

Holden: Look, um, Tom is, uh, coming, and, um, hopefully I can be out on bail by this evening.

Lily: Where’s Luke?

Holden: He was here, but he left. He’s not too happy right now.

Lily: Of course he isn’t. Holden, I need to talk to you.

Holden: Lily, um, I need to speak to Molly first. Is that okay? Can I do that?

Margo: Uh, in the interrogation room. Make it fast.

Holden: You had Damian’s ring duplicated, didn’t you?

Molly: Yes.

Holden: Why would you do that?

Molly: Because I thought it would keep everybody from looking for him and buy us both some time to find out what really happened.

Holden: Mm. That worked out really well, didn’t it?

Molly: Holden, I had no idea that it would get you arrested.

Holden: Margo thinks that I’m responsible for the forgery.

Molly: I’ll talk to her. I’ll tell her you had nothing to do with that. I’ll take full blame.

Holden: No, no. I don’t want you to do that.

Molly: Even if it helps you?

Holden: You know what? It doesn’t matter. It doesn’t change the fact that Damian’s dead.

Molly: I’m so sorry.

Holden: It’s okay. I know you were only trying to help me out. Hopefully when Tom gets here, he can get me out on bail, because there’s nothing I can do from behind bars.

Molly: Tom will get you out.

Holden: In the meantime, I don’t want you to say anything to Margo about your involvement, okay?

Molly: All right. I won’t. But Lily may already be helping me out.

Holden: What do you mean?

Molly: She’s on the warpath.

Holden: Why?

Molly: Because she followed me to Java. She overheard me admitting that I got the ring duplicated. And I’m pretty sure she’s more than happy to blow me right out of the water right now.

Holden: All right. Let’s see if we can take care of that. Lily, could you come in here for a second?

Luke: Excuse me. I’m looking for Dr. Bob Hughes. Do you know where I can find him?

Nurse: Room 345, I think.

Reid: Hey, watch where you’re going. Oh, Mr. Snyder. Funny, I thought your boyfriend would be the one who’d have trouble seeing people in his way.

[Luke scoffs]

Luke: Well, if you’re as good as you say you are, he won’t have that problem for much longer.

Reid: What was that?

Luke: Nothing. Right now, if you’ll excuse me. You’re standing on some of my papers.

Reid: Am I?

Luke: Yes. If you could just move your feet maybe two inches to the left, I can get them, get out of here, and get out of your way.

Reid: Yeah. If it helps get rid of you, I’ll even pick it up myself. Interesting hobby.

Luke: What?

Reid: Looking at photos of dead people. I prefer chess myself, but to each his own.

Luke: For your information, that’s a photo of my father, Damian Grimaldi.

Reid: Ouch. How did this happen?

Luke: That’s what I’m trying to figure out. I’m looking for Dr. Hughes.

Reid: What good’s he gonna do?

Luke: Well, I was hoping he could take a look at these photos and tell me exactly how Damian died.

Reid: Looks like he suffered a blow to the head. May I see the others?

Luke: Why?

Reid: Maybe I can solve this mystery myself.

[Luke scoffs]

Luke: No, thanks. I think I’ll wait for Dr. Hughes.

Reid: Mr. Snyder, you’re being offered the expertise of one of the top neurosurgeons in the world, and you’re gonna turn it down. Just how stupid are you?

Molly: Come on, Lily. After everything you’ve done to Holden, the least you can do is give him the chance to clear his name.

Lily: Excuse me? All I’ve ever done is to ask for the truth. You, on the other hand, made up a lie to try to throw the police off the trail.

Molly: I was protecting Holden. Why does it seem like you’re only interested in protecting Damian?

Holden: All right, listen. Can we just stop, please? Molly, I need to speak to Lily for a second. Can you wait outside?

Molly: Fine.

Holden: Now you know the truth.

Lily: Except why you lied to me.

Holden: I wasn’t sure whose side you were on, mine or Damian’s.

Lily: This wasn’t about sides, Holden. I — I’ve never judged your action. I just wanted you to tell me the truth. You seem to be judging every move I make.

Holden: I had to be careful. You’re still married to Damian.

Lily: Which is why I deserve to know what happened to him.

Holden: Lily, tell me, why do you want to know? After everything that’s happened, after everything he did, tell me why.

Lily: I was afraid you killed him.

Holden: So was I.

Lily: Then why didn’t you come to me and to Luke?

Holden: Why?

Lily: Because we could have helped you together as a family. Instead, you went to Molly, and look at the mess she’s created.

Holden: She didn’t create this mess. I created it myself. And the reason that I didn’t tell you was because —

Lily: Because why?

Holden: Because I didn’t think I could trust you. I stopped believing in you the day you married Damian.

Lily: Can you trust me now?

Holden: That depends. Now that you know the truth, do you want to help me, or do you want justice for what happened to Damian?

Lily: How can you even ask me that?

Holden: Just answer the question.

Lily: Holden, I want to help you. I don’t want you to go to jail for this. But we have to stop lying to each other, and we need to work together.

Holden: I agree.

[Margo sighs]

Holden: Oh, great. What is it now?

Margo: I just received another fax from the Maltese authorities. The government is opening channels to arrange for you to be sent there.

Holden: Sent where? Malta?

Margo: They demand that you be extradited.

Lily: Why?

Margo: To stand trial for Damian’s murder.

Reid: I don’t envy you.

Luke: What are you talking about?

Reid: Well, it must have been pretty tough, dealing with your father’s condition, especially for somebody who’s as impatient as you are.

Luke: Wait a minute. Condition? What — what do you mean?

Reid: His disease, Huntington’s. Advanced stages of it, too, from what I can see here. He must not have been able to walk anymore, or talk.

Luke: Wait. I — I’m confused. What’s Huntington’s disease?

Reid: It’s a neuro-degenerative genetic disorder that affects muscle coordination and some cognitive functions. At your father’s stage, he would have pretty much been a vegetable.

Luke: But that’s impossible. Damian was in perfect health when he died.

Reid: You sure?

Luke: Of course I am.

Reid: Then somebody’s playing a trick on you.

Luke: What are you talking about?

Reid: If your father didn’t have advanced Huntington’s, then the poor bastard in these photos wasn’t your father.


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