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

— Reid (to Luke)

Transcript | 5 May 2010

I Can’t, part 1. Luke accuses Reid of being cold and asks if he hurt Noah on purpose because he was jealous. Reid is hurt that Luke could even think of such a think. Luke is clearly confused but when Reid leans in for a kiss, not only does Luke not back down, but he dives in full-force!

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Edited by: LoveLure

HappyInChintz72’s Reid Oliver Story Parts TBC

Anthony D Langford Date, 2010 Parts TBC


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Molly: Okay.

[Telephone ringing]

Molly: Oh! Mmm. So good. [Molly answers the phone] Hell’s kitchen.

Holden: Molly?

[Molly laughs]

Molly: Holden, hi. I’m sorry. Just a little cooking humor. How are you?

Holden: I’m okay. I —

Molly: So, listen. I know my last attempt at domesticity was a total disaster, but I have the most amazing meal cooking for us. Oh, and get this, we have the whole house to ourselves tonight.

Holden: Molly —

Molly: Your mom said that she’s gonna be at the church for some dinner thingy and she’s gonna be drinking some sparkling wine, so she’s gonna stay at her friend Edith’s house who lives right across the street.

Holden: Molly.

Molly: Is something wrong?

Holden: I’m gonna be a little bit later than I thought.

Molly: Oh, okay. Well, it’s not a soufflé or anything, God forbid, so it should keep. What’s going on?

Holden: We promised Luke that we’d stop by the hospital to see if Noah was out of surgery yet and just be there for him.

Molly: We?

Holden: Yeah, I’m at Lily’s. I stopped by to pick her up so that we could go to the hospital together.

Molly: Oh. I didn’t know that was the plan, I guess.

Holden: It just kind of happened.

Molly: No. I’m sure that Luke is, um — going through hell. He needs you.

Holden: Keep dinner warm for me?

Molly: It’s nothing special. Don’t worry about it. Give my best to Luke.

Holden: I will. Bye-bye.


Holden: She made some kind of special dinner for me.

Lily: Holden, I can go to the hospital by myself. It’s okay.

Holden: No, no. Luke, he’s our son, and he needs us. Molly gets that.


Luke: So, are you saying that Noah had — well, what are you saying?

Reid: As I said, there was an unforeseen problem once we got inside.

Luke: Inside? Inside his brain?

Reid: I know this is difficult to understand.

Luke: No, I do. I understand. It’s just been — there’s been some sort of complication. That’s all.

Reid: With this kind of neurosurgery, to restore his eyesight, as I said, it came with a high potential for failure and complications. I can know a lot before I operate, but I can’t know everything until I get inside, and once I got inside, there was far more damage than I anticipated. A blood vessel leaking —

Luke: All right, you know what? Just stop, just stop.

Reid: What?

Luke: Just stop with all this doctor talk. Since the day you got here, you’ve been swaggering around town saying that you are the only person in the world who can perform this surgery on Noah and that you had utmost confidence in it and in yourself, and now — now you are gonna tell me that something went wrong?!

Reid: As I said —

Luke: You said that you don’t know the extent of the damage to Noah’s brain!

Reid: That’s correct, yes.

Luke: Well, is he gonna wake up?

Reid: You and Noah knew about the risks, Mr. Snyder.

Luke: [Sighs] You know, I really can’t believe you.

Reid: What?

Luke: Mr. Snyder. Really. After all of this, I want you to talk to me like a human being, and I want you to talk to me like someone who gives a crap about what happens to Noah, you selfish son of a bitch!

Holden: Luke, Luke! Just try to calm down.

Luke: What have you done? Is this why the Judd family is suing you?

Reid: What are you talking about?

Luke: Because you act like your job is filing papers somewhere in some stock room when really you’re playing with people’s lives, and then, when something goes wrong and you lose one, you act like it was all just some calculated risk!

Lily: Lose one? What are you talking about? Is Noah all right?

Luke: I don’t know, Mom! You’re gonna have to ask this brilliant surgeon who suddenly isn’t so sure of himself.

Reid: Mr. Mayer is being moved to ICU from recovery. He won’t be allowed any visitors until he’s stabilized. If there’s any change in his condition, I will let you know.

Holden: Luke, you need to calm down. What did Dr. Oliver say about Noah’s condition? He’s obviously out of surgery.

Luke: Yeah, and there was some sort of complication. They don’t know if the surgery was successful or not. And worse, they don’t know if Noah has brain damage, and they won’t until he wakes up.

Lily: Baby, I’m so sorry.

Holden: All right. You know doctors. They always stay on the side of caution. You know that, right?

Luke: Yeah. But, Dad, you heard him. You heard how cold he was when he was talking about the fact that Noah might never be the same again.

Lily: Your father’s right. This is just how doctors talk.

Luke: No, Mom. Not him. I know him. I spent months trying to get him to do this surgery, and, hell, I’m the one that even brought him here! And if this doesn’t hap–

Molly: Hey. How’s Noah?

Holden: Hey, Molly. I didn’t realize you were coming.

Molly: I wanted to be here for you and Luke. Is Noah out of surgery yet?

Holden: Yeah, he’s in ICU. Unfortunately, there have been some complications from the surgery.

Luke: Look, I’ve — I’ve got to go get some air.

Lily: Holden, give him a minute.

Holden: I don’t think I’ve ever seen him this upset.

Molly: I’m glad I came.


Reid: Why didn’t I see this? How did I miss it?

Bob: I — I heard about Noah Mayer.

Reid: Yeah, I’m sure it’s the talk of neuro, maybe even maternity.

Bob: Doctor, your assistant said you did an incredible job in surgery.

Reid: I stopped a bleeder. It wasn’t so incredible. Anyway, time will tell.

Bob: Now you’re second-guessing yourself, and I suggest you don’t do that. You know, having a human reaction to a patient in distress makes you more of a doctor and not less.

Reid: Gee, that’s deep, Bob. Maybe your wife can embroider that on a pillow for your office.

Bob: In spite of your attitude, I know better. I know you.

Reid: This shouldn’t have happened.

Bob: But it did. It doesn’t make it your fault.

Reid: He’s my patient. His health is my responsibility.

Bob: And you took that responsibility seriously. You knew what the risks were. There were no guarantees.

Reid: I always think I can do what I say I can.

Bob: Both you and your patient know the odds.

Reid: I’m gonna go find the pre-op films, compare them to this.

Bob: I want you to go home.

Reid: What?

Bob: Look, you were in surgery for hours. You’re exhausted. Go home. Get something to eat. Take a rest. He’s gonna be in recovery and then ICU for a long time before he wakes up.

Reid: I’m not leaving my patient.

Bob: You’re not leaving your patient.

Reid: Bob, I’m not going anywhere, okay?

Bob: No, it’s not okay. I want you out of this hospital. That’s an order.


Holden: I’m sorry about dinner.

Molly: Holden, this is where you’re supposed to be.

Holden: It means a lot to me that you came.

Molly: I wanted to be here for you. I know your son needs you, but this is when people you care about most in the world show up for you. Don’t you think?

Lily: Luke, are you all right?

Luke: Yeah. Mom, I’m really sorry you had to see me that way.

Lily: You were upset. It’s okay.

Luke: Yeah, but I don’t want you to worry about me.

Holden: We’ll wait here with you, okay?

Luke: No, Dad. Noah’s gonna be out of it for hours. I swear, I will call if I hear anything.

Holden: Luke —

Luke: Look, Dad, I promise I’m not gonna do anything stupid with Reid — Dr. Oliver. I swear.

Lily: I love you.

Luke: I love you, too. Molly, thank you for coming.

Lily: I’m gonna do what Luke asked. I’m gonna go home.

Holden: Just give me a second, okay? Hold on.

Lily: I’m fine, Holden.

Holden: I don’t like the idea of you being alone with all this Craig stuff going on.

Lily: Nothing’s gonna happen to me.

Holden: Lily, he made threats against you.

Lily: And that’s all they are. Craig is furious, and I don’t blame him. Finding out all these years that he had a son, and I knew about it and didn’t tell him — he’s not gonna do anything to me.

Holden: Still, I don’t like it.

Lily: I’m okay, really. Let’s just stay focused on what we need to be focused on. If Luke needs us, he’ll let us know. Go have your dinner with Molly. I’m okay.

Molly: You just can’t help it, can you? You feel like you have to protect everybody. That’s what I love about you. But could you let someone do the same for you for a change? Come home with me.


Luke: Bob?

Bob: Hello, Luke.

Luke: Has there been any change in Noah since they moved him to the ICU?

Bob: No, not yet. This is gonna take a great deal of time. Why don’t you go home?

Luke: Look, I’m not leaving, Bob.

Bob: That’s what Dr. Oliver said, too. I’m his boss. I can order him to go, but I can’t you. Look, this is what Noah and you wanted. Don’t question that decision.

Luke: How can I not? I put my faith in Dr. Oliver. I trusted him and his judgment.


[Door bell rings]

Reid: Hang on.

Luke: How could you leave Noah alone like that? Don’t you even care if your patient dies?

Reid: Wow. You just don’t know when to stop, do you?

Luke: I asked you a question.

Reid: You think I want Noah to die?

Luke: You said there were complications, and you walked out. Who does that?

Reid: Every doctor on the planet earth does that, and as for why I left the hospital, I was ordered out by my chief of staff.

Luke: Yeah, but since when have you listened to anybody’s orders except your own? I mean, isn’t that your reason for living? You’re the great Dr. Oliver!

Reid: Look, I know you’re upset about your friend.

Luke: My friend?!

Reid: I’m warning you to be very careful about what else you say to me.

Luke: Careful about what? About calling you out? You don’t fail, Dr. Oliver, ever, unless you want to.

Reid: Excuse me?

Luke: Just tell me the truth. Did you do this to Noah on purpose?



Lily: Luke, are you — home?



Holden: What about this incredible dinner that you made me?

[Both laugh]

Molly: It’ll keep.

[Cell phone ringing]

Molly: Oh.

Holden: It’s Lily.

Molly: Yeah. Yeah, you’d better find out if she has any news about Noah.

Holden: Did you hear from Luke?

Lily: No. I haven’t heard from him.

Holden: Is something wrong?

Lily: I came home, and — and the door was wide open. I’m — I’m sorry to bother you, but I’m scared, Holden. I think somebody might have broken in.

Holden: Do you think it was Craig?

Lily: I don’t know.

Holden: Are you in the house now?

Lily: No. I’m on the porch.

Holden: All right. I want you to get in your car, go to the end of the driveway, and I’ll meet you there.

Lily: Are you sure?

Holden: Yeah, I’ll be there as fast as I can. I have to go. She thinks somebody might have broken in.

Molly: Is Lily okay?

Holden: I have to go, Molly.


Reid: Did I — you’re asking if I —

Luke: Just answer the question!

Reid: Answer what? You want to know if I deliberately tried to harm your boyfriend while I was operating on him?

Luke: That’s just it. Even though Noah and I are broken up and have been for a while, you can’t stand the fact that I still have feelings for him. You were so angry when you saw him with his arm around me before the surgery.

Reid: What are you talking about?

Luke: You can’t stand the fact that I haven’t fallen at your feet. You don’t understand it, because you get whatever you want, whenever you want, and the fact that you haven’t gotten me is driving you insane!

Reid: The only person insane in this room is you.

Luke: Just admit it!

Reid: Which part? That I have feelings for you or you think I have feelings for you and thought that offing your boyfriend on the operating table was gonna give me a better shot?

Luke: Well, no. You didn’t realize that. Not consciously, because that would mean that you would have to admit that you have feelings, and that goes against how you live your life. But when I rejected you —

Reid: You need to shut the hell up! What you’re accusing me of is outrageous! I’m not gonna listen to it anymore!

Luke: Why not?! Why not?! Because we’re not talking about medicine or about how flawless and perfect you are? Because you got to believe that, don’t you? You can’t have feelings, because feelings aren’t perfect, but you did have feelings about this, and those feelings messed you up. You made them mess you up!

Reid: I made them?

Luke: Well, how else did this happen?

Reid: After all the time that you’ve spent with me, the care that I’ve given to the man that you told me that you loved, whether you’re with him or not, you really think I have an investment in seeing him harmed or dead? That’s who you think I am?


Luke: I have no idea what I think about you. I have no idea who you are.

Reid: Yes, you do. You can’t look at me and tell me you don’t know who I am.

Luke: Then how did this happen?

Reid: I wish — I don’t know.

Luke: You told me that you’d fix him. You promised. Noah couldn’t handle being blind, so I gave him the one chance in the world he thought he had by bringing you here, and now this. And if he — if he’s never the same again, if he doesn’t make it through this, then I —

Reid: You what?

Luke: I don’t — I can’t.

Reid: You can’t what? You can’t what, Luke?

Luke: What — what the hell am I doing?

Reid: You know what you’re doing. So do I.

END

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