Seriously? Is there no place in this town that I can go to avoid you?

— Reid (to Luke)

Transcript | 25 February 2010

Luke and Noah wear down Reid and he reluctantly shows up at the police station to verify that the body could not be Damian Grimaldi’s. When the DA doesn’t budge, Molly goes public on WOAK. As Luke and Reid watch the telecast, we get our first eyeflirting (can’t tell from the transcript).

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HappyInChintz72’s Reid Oliver Story Parts TBC

Anthony D Langford February 25, 2010 Parts TBC


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Luke: Dr. Oliver said that there is no way the body in this autopsy report could be Damian’s.

Lily: I thought you didn’t trust Dr. Oliver.

Luke: As a person, no. But as a doctor, even Bob Hughes admits he’s brilliant.

Lily: And he’s sure about this?

Luke: 100%. He says that whoever this body is had an advanced case of Huntington’s disease. They wouldn’t have been able to walk or talk when they died, and we both know that Damian could.


Reid: Okay. So, Gillian, is it? All right, here’s the deal. I know that Dr. Hughes said he was gonna refer you to one Dr. Channing, but, frankly, you’d be better off seeing a pediatrician than letting that clown anywhere near your brain. So, I told him I’d do it myself, but you can thank me later.

Gillian: Have you done this kind of surgery before?

Reid: No. I’ve been waiting for a case that was so hopeless it paid to give it a shot.

Gillian: And that’s me?

Reid: How cool is that?

Gillian: What if it doesn’t work?

Reid: Then I’m gonna look really bad.

Gillian: What about me?

Reid: Yeah. You’ll probably look a lot worse.

[Knock on door]

Reid: Go away! I’m with a patient!

Luke: I’m sorry to interrupt.

Reid: Turn around, shut the door, and get lost.

Luke: It’s just gonna take one —

Reid: I said I’m with a patient, Mr. Snyder. Sorry about that. So, any questions?


Luke: There’s gonna be a hearing on the extradition unless you tell the U.S. attorney what you told me about the body.

Reid: I’m not a forensic pathologist.

Luke: No, but you are the most brilliant neurosurgeon on planet earth.

Reid: You’re asking me for a favor. You might want to cut back on the snarkiness.

Luke: Look, I’m sorry, but you told me that you’re sure this body was not my father’s.

Reid: Not if he could walk, talk, and say goodbye.

Luke: Well, I need you to tell the U.S. attorney that.

Reid: Doesn’t he have his own doctors?

Luke: Well, I guess so, but, apparently, they didn’t see what you saw.

Reid: Big surprise.

Luke: So, that’s why you have to tell them.

Reid: Fine. Have them fax over a form. I’ll fill it out when I get a chance.

Luke: No, we can’t wait that long.

Reid: I’m sorry. Forgive me. One minute the authorities think that your father’s a corpse, the next minute they think he’s a killer?

Luke: Well, obviously, I have two different fathers.

Reid: Well, with your mother’s good looks, that’s not a big surprise. Where is that hottie, anyway?

Luke: Uh, I don’t know. I think she’s talking to Molly. Can we just go?

Reid: Where?

Luke: The U.S. attorney is at the police station.

Reid: Now? I can’t just leave the hospital.

Luke: But you have to tell him what you told me.

Reid: I thought I made this clear. You don’t tell me what to do.

Luke: But this is really important.

Reid: So are my patients. Besides, you don’t need a doctor. You need a lawyer.

Luke: I can’t believe that you think that I’m arrogant.

Reid: I can’t hear you.

Luke: Because there isn’t a doctor in this entire hospital who could cover you for an hour, and if I lose both of my fathers because of you, well, I guess that’s my problem, because God forbid you think about anyone besides yourself.


Tom: I know the pressure is on from Malta to extradite Mr. Snyder, but let’s face the facts. There’s no case for jurisdiction here. We’ll just be wasting the court’s time.

Holden: Hey, you came.

Lily: Molly told me. What’s happening?

Holden: Could we have a few minutes alone?

Tom: Sure. I’ll take Mr. Franklin outside and go over all the ways he’s violating the constitution of the United States.

Molly: Do you, uh — do you need anything?

Holden: No. No, we’re fine.

Molly: Okay. I guess I’ll make sure Tom doesn’t forget any clauses.

[Door closes]

Holden: Thank you for coming. Listen, I know that you have a lot of mixed feelings about me right now.

Lily: Holden, I want to help you. I don’t want to see you get shipped off to Malta.

Holden: Well, I think that that’s what’s gonna happen.

Lily: Luke doesn’t think —

Holden: I know how Luke feels about me right now. He thinks I’m responsible for everything that happened to his father.

Lily: No, he doesn’t; don’t you forget that you are his father.

Holden: Lily, if I hadn’t gotten into a fight with Damian, he wouldn’t have fallen off that ship. He wouldn’t have drowned.

Lily: He didn’t drown.

Holden: They found his body.

Lily: That’s what I’m trying to tell you, Holden. The body in the photograph, it wasn’t Damian.

Holden: What are you talking about?

Lily: Luke took the autopsy report to Dr. Oliver. He said it can’t be Damian.

Holden: How does he know that?

Lily: The corpse in the photo has advanced Huntington’s disease.

Holden: Has Dr. Oliver told anybody about this?

Lily: No. He’s with Luke right now.

Luke: No, he’s not.

Lily: Where’s Dr. Oliver?

Luke: He’s not with me.

Holden: He needs to come down here. He needs to tell the U.S. attorney about this.

Luke: I know. I already told him that.

Lily: He said no?

Luke: He said he was too . Busy.

Lily: That’s insane.

Luke: No, that’s Dr. Oliver.


Reid: Results of diffusion tensor imaging are consistent with previous EEG and MRI results, confirming that the seizure activity is focused on the hippocampus. The patient is therefore an excellent candidate for the surgery. Hear that, Channing, you deli slicer? I’m gonna get this lady back on her feet, go back to Dallas. One more prize to throw in your face. So, why am I thinking about some irrelevant Maltese corpse?


Reid: How’s your therapy coming along?

Noah: It’s good. It’s really good. I’m anxious for the surgery.

Reid: I’m anxious to cut.

Noah: When do you think we’ll be able to do that?

Reid: We’ll be able to do that as soon as I’m not surrounded by inconsequential distractions

Noah: But we’re gonna do that here, right, in Memorial?

Reid: Unless the judge releases me so I can return to Dallas, we don’t have much of a choice. Keep your fingers crossed.

Noah: When will you know?

Reid: Not soon enough.

Noah: Is that it?

Reid: Is what it?

Noah: Why you’re distracted? The hearing?

Reid: No. Once again, it’s your boyfriend.

Noah: Luke?

Reid: How many boyfriends does one blind guy have?

Noah: If you had a run-in with him —

Reid: He barged in on me earlier when I was with a patient.

Noah: Okay. Maybe you could just cut him some slack just this once?

Reid: And I would do that because?

Noah: I don’t know if you noticed this when you saw him, but he was probably a little upset.

Reid: With his disposition, it’s difficult to tell.

Noah: His birth father just died.

Reid: Well, that’s open to interpretation.

Noah: What are you talking about?

Reid: He came by here yesterday with some autopsy photos. I offered to take a look at them for him.

Noah: What happened?

Reid: I told him, in my professional opinion, that whoever the guy in the photo was, there’s no way in hell it was his father.

Noah: Are you serious?

Reid: Was Damian Grimaldi mentally and physically incapacitated before he died?

Noah: No.

Reid: Then, yeah, I’m serious.

Noah: Oh, my God.

Reid: I thought he’d thank me and that would be the end of it, but apparently they think his other dad killed his real dad or some such thing.

Noah: Yeah, but if what you’re saying is true, then Holden’s innocent!

Reid: Yeah. That’s what has him all in a twist. He came by here demanding that I drop everything and go make a statement.

Noah: And you said no?

Reid: I told him to fax me some forms, I’d fill them out. As ridiculous and pathetic as this hospital is, I do actually have a job to do here.

Noah: Wait. Dr. Oliver — Dr. Oliver, you can’t just blow this off. I mean, Luke’s dad is sitting in jail for something that he didn’t even do!

Reid: Not really my problem.

Noah: You’re a doctor. Come on. You help people.

Reid: Sick people, not wrongly accused people. What the guy needs is a better lawyer, not a neurosurgeon.

Noah: That is a cop out.

Reid: Excuse me?

Noah: You heard me. If you don’t want to be distracted, that’s fine. Make a statement and move on. You’ve asked us both to do things that we didn’t want to do and we still did them. So, now maybe it’s your turn.

Reid: Yeah, but that’s not really how it works.

Noah: If you’re only refusing to get involved now because it’s Luke —

Reid: We’re done here.

Noah: Dr. Oliver —

Reid: I said we’re done here, Mr. Mayer.


Luke: Dr. Oliver said that that body had advanced stages of Huntington’s disease. That means that the guy couldn’t talk or walk.

Holden: Then it couldn’t have been Damian.

Luke: Exactly.

Holden: So, why won’t he come down here and tell them?

Luke: Because he’s a selfish, self-absorbed little jerk.

Lily: Then we will find somebody else who’s willing to testify.

Holden: I’ll tell Tom. Thank you for believing.

Luke: I always did, Dad. I know you’re not a murderer. I’m just sorry that couldn’t get Dr. Oliver down here.

Holden: It’s okay. Don’t worry about it.

Tom: I’m sorry, Holden. Franklin seems to have his orders, and he’s going to follow them.

Lily: What does that mean?

Tom: He’s found a judge for the extradition hearing. It’s gonna happen today.

Molly: You listen to me! You even try and ship off an American citizen to some kangaroo court in Europe, and I will have your face plastered on every TV and computer screen in the country!

Tom: Molly wanted to have a shot at this after I failed.

Holden: I think I better stop her before she ends up in a cell next to mine.

Lily: Tom, there’s medical evidence that the body they said is dead and it isn’t Damian’s.

Tom: What kind of evidence?

Lily: Tell him what you told us.

Molly: I am not bluffing! I will hound you to your grave, Franklin!

Holden: I think you’ve made your point.

Molly: What?

Lily: Tom’s looking for a neurologist.

Molly: What for?

Holden: There are some questions about the autopsy report.

Luke: You can’t charge somebody for murder if you don’t have a body.

Franklin: I have a body.

Luke: But what if it isn’t Damian Grimaldi’s?

Molly: What are you talking about?

Holden: The body they found shows signs of a disease that Damian did not have.

Molly: They can prove that?

Lily: Tom’s working on it.

Molly: Well, what does he need?

Luke: An expert in neurology.

Molly: I’ll make some calls, too. A good neurologist can’t be that hard to find.

Reid: Well, you’d be surprised.

Luke: You came.

Reid: Yeah, I came. Let’s not get all weepy. Just tell me who I need to talk to so I can get back to my work.  If you look at the brain dissection, you can see there’s a clear accumulation of aggregated Huntington’s ALG associated disconcertion. That means that ate guy couldn’t walk or talk.

Molly: That means that there’s no way it’s Damian.

Franklin: I’ll have to show this to my people first.

Reid: Sure. What do I know?

Luke: Dr. Oliver is one of the best neurosurgeons in the world.

Reid: That had to hurt.

Molly: So, you’re sure about this?

Lily: Does he sound like someone who doesn’t know what he’s talking about?

Molly: I’m just saying, that body was floating in the sea for God knows how long.

Reid: The brain’s protected. It’s what keeps you from being a big slab of meat.

Molly: Thanks.

Luke: He doesn’t mean you.

Reid: Sure, I do.

Tom: Mr. Franklin, we both know with what little chance you had to convince a judge to extradite Mr. Snyder will not survive these facts. Why not call the judge and cancel the hearing?

Franklin: I’ll need to call Washington first.

Lily: There’s no way he can send Holden to Malta now.

Tom: I shouldn’t think so. Have you discussed this with my father?

Reid: And he would be?

Tom: Dr. Bob Hughes.

Reid: Him? Why would I talk to him?

Tom: It would be helpful if he confirmed your analysis.

Reid: I’ve forgotten more neuroscience than he ever knew. But sure. Why not? If you think it’ll help. I’ve already wasted most of my afternoon on this.

Tom: Charming guy.

Luke: I know, but he is one of the best. Excuse me for a minute. I’ll be right back.

Lily: Tom, they’ll have to accept Dr. Oliver’s opinion, won’t they?

Tom: They’ll have their doctors come in and double-check. I’ll have my father weigh in on our side. But it sure sounds like he’s right.

Holden: So, what do we do now?

Tom: Wait for Franklin to get his marching orders. I’ll go see my father.

Molly: I told you it would all be okay!

Holden: Well, it’s not over yet.

Molly: They don’t have a body, they don’t have a crime.

Holden: We’ll see.

Luke: Thank you so much for coming down here, Dr. Oliver. It means a lot to my family and to me. I owe you.

Reid: I’m glad you said that, ’cause I know exactly how you’re gonna pay me back.


Luke: You want me to testify for you?

Reid: Didn’t I just stand up for your father in there?

Luke: You didn’t agree to testify.

Reid: Oh, don’t get cute. I just got your father out of a jam, and I want you to do the same thing for me.

Luke: How?

Reid: I want you to tell the judge at my hearing that I didn’t steal your car, that I, in fact, borrowed it from you.

Luke: So you want me to lie.

Reid: No. I want you to repay a favor.

Luke: You want me to commit perjury so you can fly back to Texas and not operate on Noah?

Reid: Oh, get over yourself. Noah’s my patient now, okay? I don’t bail out on a fight. Wherever I am, Noah’s gonna get his eyesight back, all right?

Luke: You mean that?

Reid: Yeah, I do.

Luke: Well, thank you. You did a good thing today.

Reid: Just save it. Just make sure that when the time comes, you do the right thing for me.

Luke: Okay. I’ll be in touch. I got to go.


Molly: What do you mean, you’re not dropping the extradition? Didn’t you hear Dr. Oliver? That body they found isn’t Damian Grimaldi!

Franklin: We’ll see what the judge has to say about that.

Molly: Can he do this?

Holden: I’m sure there are political deals being made that we don’t know anything about.

Molly: Like what? They found oil in Malta?

Lily: Does it really matter?

Molly: I’m gonna make sure it matters, a lot.

Holden: I don’t know what that means.

[Door closes]

Lily: I want you to know that I will support you all the way, no matter what it costs.

Holden: I appreciate that.

Luke: Dad, everything’s gonna be okay. Once the judge hears what Dr. Oliver has to say, you’re gonna get out of here.

Holden: I hope so. I really do, but there are some things that we should probably talk about while there’s still time.

Lily: We don’t need to do this —

Holden: No, no, no. We do. I just want to make sure that everything’s covered for you, for Luke, and for the kids.

Lily: Holden, you’re making it sound like you don’t think you’re gonna see them again.

Holden: Lily, we don’t know what’s going to happen. Listen, I gave Tom notes for the kids. I want you to make sure that he gives them to them.

Lily: No! No. Tom’s not gonna give them notes. You’re gonna be here yourself to tell them about this.

Holden: No. I don’t want them to see me in custody. Not here, not in Malta.

Lily: They’re gonna want to visit you.

Holden: No. I don’t want them flying halfway around the world to see me in prison.

Luke: What about me?

Holden: No.

Luke: Dad, come on. You have to stop talking like this.

Holden: One more thing.

Lily: Holden —

Holden: Just do me a favor. Every day, just tell the kids that I love them.

Lily: Oh, God.

Holden: No. Lily, just do that for me, okay?

Lily: No.

Holden: Will you, please?

Lily: No! You’re gonna be here to tell them yourself!


Molly: I have breaking news, and we need to go live right away.

Producer: I thought you were taking the day off.

Molly: Well, I was until this fell on my lap. Yeah. Pretty amazing, huh? And the graphics will have to be online in a minute.

Producer: Well, I have to clear it with Kim.

Molly: Nope. I already did that. She read what you have there, and she said, "Put it on air as soon as it’s ready, Kiddo.”

Producer: Then let’s get you on set.


Holden: It’s time?

Lily: Where’s Tom?

Holden: He said that he’d meet us over at the courthouse.

Luke: You’re still here.

Reid: I told you I never give up on a fight.

Luke: Does that mean that you’ll testify at the hearing?

Reid: That may not be necessary. Check this out.

Molly: WOAK has learned that the United States government is planning to send an American citizen to stand trial in a foreign country for a murder that may not have happened at all. The United States attorney Steven Franklin is seeking to extradite prominent Oakdale citizen Holden Snyder to the island nation of Malta to stand trial for the alleged murder of Maltese industrialist Damian Grimaldi. The Maltese government claims they recovered Grimaldi’s body in territorial waters, but Dr. Reid Oliver, a world-renown neurosurgeon has examined the autopsy report and concluded the body could not possibly be Grimaldi’s. In spite of this evidence, U.S. attorney Franklin has filed a motion in federal court to extradite Mr. Snyder to Malta today. Legal experts have told WOAK that this rush to judgment is a clear violation of Mr. Snyder’s right to due process. They suspect the U.S. government is acting in deference to the Grimaldi family, which is known to have strong connections to government officials as well as to organized crime.

Reid: Looks like she nailed you, big boy.

[Cell phone ringing]

Franklin: Damn it.

Lily: Looks like Tom should be able to hang on to those letters you wrote for the kids.

Holden: I hope you’re right.

Lily: And you know what else this means.

Holden: What’s that?

Lily: We’ll get to hang on to you.


Lily: I never thought I’d hear myself say this, but thank God for Molly Conlan.

Holden: I never thought I’d hear you say that either. She really came through, didn’t she?

Tom: Oh, good. You’re still here.

Lily: Franklin left after he got a call from the attorney general. Do you know what’s going on?

Tom: I do. Thanks to Molly’s report, the attorney general has suspended the extradition, pending further investigation.

Lily: So Holden doesn’t have to go to Malta?

Tom: Not anytime soon.

Lily: Thank God!

Luke: I guess I have to thank you again.

Reid: Your father’s girlfriend’s the one who pulled it off.

Luke: Yeah, but if you hadn’t looked at the autopsy report, she wouldn’t have had a story.

Reid: Well, like you said, you owe me. Trust me, I will collect. One question. If your father isn’t the poor bastard they fished out of the ocean, where the hell is he?

Luke: I wish I knew.

END


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