Adam (entering the room):
"Don't do it." (Everyone turns around surprise.)
Adam, we discussed this. Jake and I are giving Colby's cells to Dimitri."
can't go through with it."
Edmund (to Jake):
"I thought this was settled."
Jake: "It is
settled. Adam, this is not your decision to make."
"We're running out of time, Adam."
Alexandra (rushes over to
Adam): "Mr. Chandler, Dimitri is in a coma. We need immediate consent if we're
going to do anything to help him."
Liza: "You have
no reason to be here." (She turns back to Jake, starting to sign the paper.)
Adam: "You want
a reason? I'll give you a reason. I won't let you!" (He rushes over and grabs
the paper away before she can sign.)
The scene fades out to commercial, then
comes back later... Adam moves away before an angry Edmund can yank the paper away from
Liza: "What are
Jake (standing up): "You're out of line, Chandler."
Adam: "No, not
where Colby's concerned. It looks like I'm the only person here who's really concerned
about Colby's welfare."
Liza: "How can
you say that?"
Adam: "Liza, we
agreed to save her stem cells for her protection. What if she needs them someday?
Liza: Adam, you and I have already gone over this. Not all of her cells are going to be
Alexandra: "Right. I assure you there will be enough left over
for her future use."
Adam: "Who can
look into the future? What if she gets seriously ill and needs those stem cells, and what
if there aren't enough?"
Adam: "And what
happens... what about you and I and our family? What if we need them? Why give her
cells away to somebody outside our family?"
"Dimitri will die if he doesn't get this treatment."
we're being asked... Colby is being asked to give away something that cannot be replaced."
"If it was Stuart -- ok? If it was Stuart and you had the power to save him,
wouldn't you do everything, no matter how costly or experimental?"
you're being irrational. This is of no risk to Colby."
our daughter, would want to help somebody."
Adam: "Not with
so much at stake."
Liza: "There is
nothing at stake. This is none of your business. Give it to me!"
Adam: "I... I
can't do that." (He tries to tear up the paper, but Jake grabs his hands
whoa, whoa, whoa. You know what? Liza and I are Colby's parents. We've already made the
decision. If you don't like it, security can show you the door."
The scene fades out, then returns later...
Adam yanks the paper away before Jake can take it from him.
Adam: "There's no need to call security." (Jake
walks away, frustrated, and Liza walks up to Adam.)
Then give me the form."
just one thing, one small thing. Why Colby? There have to be other sources."
Alexandra (getting angry): "Well, yes, of course there are,
but we don't have time to find another donor."
Adam: "Use my
contacts. I can... I could connect you with stem cells from anywhere in this country,
don't have time to conduct a search, much less argue with you!"
won't even know whether Colby's cells can help Dimitri until we run the tests."
tests. We need to run DNA. Tests and blood tests, among others."
Tests? Will they be done here on the premises?"
downstairs, as soon as we get that form to the lab."
Adam: "And what
"Assuming that Colby and Dimitri are compatible, the cells will be taken to Seaview
hospital. It is a long shot, but it's the only chance we have, Mr. Chandler."
Adam: "I don't
want Colby to be part of a long shot."
God's sakes, Adam, just give us the form and go!"
"I will not be dismissed! Somebody has to stand up for Colby."
Jake: "Don't be
absurd. Nothing is going to happen to Colby." (He grabs the form from Adam.)
"You cannot make the decision." (He goes over to the table and
starts signing the paper, as Liza prevents Adam from advancing towards Jake.)
Adam: "Look, I
won't allow this. You're doing something that may harm Colby in the future."
why are you acting like I would do something to harm the welfare of my own daughter?"
(Edmund pats Jake on the back in thanks.)
wouldn't do it intentionally, sweetheart. You... but you're trying so hard to save one
human being, you may risk the life of another."
Liza (to Jake):
"Give me the form." (She signs it.)
Alexandra (hugging Liza):
"Thank you. Thank you so much."
"Thank you." (She and Edmund rush out the room.)
The scene has Alex and Edmund rushing into
the hospital's lab holding the consent form. The technician is seated in front of
his computer, eating yogurt.
Edmund: "We need this processed immediately." (He
hands the form over to Monty.)
there's a system. I'm on my break. I've got a few tests ahead of yours." (He
puts the paper down in front of Alex.) "I'll get to it later." (Alex
picks up the paper and hands it to a furious Edmund, who slams the paper down in front of
brother is not going to die because you have to take a break."
Monty: "Sir, we
have procedures here."
Edmund (rushing around the
desk, he yanks Monty out of his chair and shakes him): "Damn your procedure. Do
The scene fades out, then returns...
Alexandra (calming Edmund down): "Monty... may I call you
Dr. Devane. And you're going to have to forgive Mr. Grey here. Excuse me. His brother, you
see, is my patient over at Seaview hospital. He's in a coma, and it is critical that Colby
Martin's cells be tested as soon as possible. I'm sure you understand the urgency of the
matter. Do you?"
didn't you say so?"
"Well, I'm sorry. I didn't get the chance. Now, Dr. Jake Martin has signed these. I
think he's authorized the tests."
like everything's fine. I'll get to it right away."
"Thank you. I do appreciate it. I know you're on your break."
Edmund: How long will it
Monty: As long as it
"Fine. Thank you."
Edmund: "Thanks for stepping in there."
"Well, it was either that or I was going to throttle him myself."
right. What do we do now?"
is the worst part. We wait. There's nothing we can do until these cells are tested.
The scene fades out, then returns... Edmund and Alex are in the cafeteria (?) area where
earlier Liza and Jake had signed the form.
Edmund: "Ok. Can I
get you some tea? We'll wait in the sun porch?"
"Yeah, that would be great. I can check in with Dr. Silbert."
"Thank you." (She notices the phone on the wall.) "I can use
this one here." (She dials Seaview Hospital.) "Dr. Silbert, please.
Hi, it's me. Yeah, how is he?" (Silence as she listens to his report, Edmund
standing nearby, inching closer.) "Right. Can you check that for me again?
Thank you." (She hangs up, silent for a moment before turning to face Edmund.)
did he say?"
Dimitri's blood pressure has dropped. His white cell count is way off, and his breathing
is very shallow."
"Mm-hmm." (She rushes past him.)
are you going?" (She stops, turning towards him.)
going to light a fire under Monty's bum."
Edmund: Wait, wait. You
said yourself there's nothing we can do to hurry the process."
Alexandra (closing her
eyes): "I know. I can't stand this waiting, though. I mean, what if the cells
are incompatible and we've left it too late?"
deal with that if we have to. But now we wait and pray."
"Let's go to Seaview hospital. I can make arrangements for the treatment, and then,
when we get the results, we'll be closer to Dimitri." (They rush out of the