Melrose Place s06e16 Episode Script

Kyle of the Desert

1 I don't understand.
I have just been going over my life.
The last few months anyway.
You know, married, separated.
Divorced.
Do you know I've no idea what dating is? I mean real dating.
I remember, in school, my friends talking about waiting for the phone to ring and their stomachs fluttering, and then on the first date, wondering, "is this the guy?" And I don't know.
Somehow I missed out.
I guess I'm just courtship-deprived.
Would it help if I told you that I suffer from the exact same thing? I mean, I got no trouble getting a woman into bed, but having a relationship or developing something, it's a whole another story.
Hey, you know what? What? I'll tell you what we're gonna do.
We're gonna start this whole thing over again.
I will court you, we'll date.
We'll make this a real romance.
I think it's a wonderful idea.
Hmm? Mm-hmm.
And I'm going to go back to my place and we're gonna pretend like this week never happened.
Well, that's impossible.
Come on, Kyle.
Come on, come on! Let's go! Let's get out of here! Move it! Move it! Move it! Go, go! Nick, get down! We got Republican guard, Nick.
Come on, let's take them out! Nick! Nick! I got you, man! I got you! Come on.
Stay down.
There's something coming.
Kyle! Stay right there, I'm coming! No.
No, Christine! Mine! Oh, my God.
No.
No, Christine.
Kyle.
Kyle.
Kyle: Christine.
Wake up.
You were having a nightmare.
I was dreaming about the war.
Who's Christine? I don't know.
I'm gonna I'm gonna get some air.
Step out for a minute.
So you think you're something special Put that thought upon your shelf And the world revolves around you Put your faith in someone else You're just a stranger, a humble servant Anything that you are You're just worlds away You're taking the color from the canvas You're just worlds away You used to be so cool Used to be so cool Oh, show a man a good time and he'll shower you with gifts.
Beautiful flowers, Coop.
You know, I can only imagine the feats Megan performed to earn them.
No interruptions please, I have a busy morning.
You know, do you think that ripping his head off would constitute an interruption? Look, you count to 10 slowly.
I'm going to go put these in water.
Hello? Over phone: Amber? It's me, Michael.
Your doctor friend.
Do you have any idea what time it is? Oh, yeah.
It's 9:35.
I get off work at 2:00, doc.
It's 3:00 by the time I get to sleep.
Oh.
Well, I'm glad I didn't call you when I wanted to at 7:00.
Listen, Amber, I'd really like to see you.
You've got my hours at the club.
Well, I'm talking outside the club.
I mean, why would you give me your phone number if that wasn't the idea.
Listen, we'll just we'll make it real casual.
Dinner at my place.
Say 8-ish.
I'll whip you up some pasta.
You know, besides being a great doctor, I'm also a terrific cook.
Um, listen, it's 1125 Beachfront Walk.
Okay? It's in Malibu.
Should I bring anything? No, just yourself.
See you then.
Well, the swelling hasn't gone down as much as I'd hoped, but there's still a good chance, in time Can the optimism.
I'm sick of hearing it and I'm sick of forcing it.
I want the worst-case scenario.
I want it now.
Okay.
Worst case is you'll never walk again.
Which would mean a wheelchair.
But given recent laws, it shouldn't slow you down one bit.
So, forget the steps to my apartment, driving my car or dancing.
This is all about attitude.
There's no reason that you can't live a normal life in every way.
No matter how you put it, it just really sucks.
Which is why fighting back is the only option that makes sense, if you'll excuse my optimism.
Would you excuse me for a minute? I'll be right back.
It's always good to see you, Bob, but I've got a full day here.
I was just in the neighborhood, thinking back how lucky I was that you were my doctor and took such an interest in me.
Kind of like the same interest you're taking in your ex-wife back there.
Where's this going, Bob? I just wanted you to know that you did such a bang-up job rehabilitating me that my old memories are coming back.
As well as a few recent memories.
Like, who hit me with their car in that alley.
It was Lexi, wasn't it? You've been drinking again, Bob? No.
Just remembering.
The only thing that didn't jive though, was the color of the car.
The car that hit me was red, but Lexi's car is silver.
So, what I did was, I keyed her car first thing this morning.
And guess what? It may be silver on top, but it's red underneath.
You painted her car, didn't you? Covered up the evidence? And all this, the roof over my head, the clothes, the job, it was just your way of dealing with your guilt.
Okay, what do you want? Well, now, I've thought about that.
What I want is for you to break up with Lexi, so I can have her for myself.
You blackmailing me, Bob? I guess I am.
I guess that's exactly what I'm doing.
Oh, so this is what it feels like to be blackmailed.
Well, listen, if you wanna keep this hoity-toity job, you just better do what I say.
I mean, I don't have much patience left.
Maybe not any patience.
You just get out of her life or I mess up yours.
Understand? Hey, Amber, come on in, come on in.
Listen, I hope you like chianti, because I poured you a glass of wine.
How do you like the house? Definitely awesome.
Well, come on, come on in.
Take a stool, watch me cook.
'Cause this is a really great show.
Now, the key to a pasta sauce is the ingredients, the right ingredients.
You don't go to the supermarket.
You gotta get out there and shop, in the green markets and the Italian groceries.
Aren't you gonna sit down? I don't think I can do this.
What do you mean? It's just dinner.
Yeah, and it feels really weird.
We connected, but it was at the strip club, I was dancing there, there's all that fantasy attached.
And now it just feels forced and wrong.
And don't tell me you're not feeling just as strange.
They tell you not to get involved with the customers.
Now I see why.
So what do we do? I think I think I'd better just go.
Hey.
Hey, hi.
Check it out, man.
100 bucks on the black market.
I figure Christine could use a little bit of cheering up.
Hey.
What's with the face, man? What's going on? She's gone, buddy.
Christine, she died.
No.
Yeah, a little over an hour ago.
No, I Look.
Look, man, maybe it's for the best.
I mean, she was pretty messed up.
No, I shouldn't have left her, man.
I mean I can't believe I left.
It's all right.
Let it out.
I loved her so much.
I know, buddy, I know.
I loved her, Nick.
Christine.
I'm getting pretty good with that coffee machine.
Or maybe I'm not.
Too strong, too weak? No, it's not the coffee.
I just didn't get much sleep.
Peter was at the hospital all night.
I mean, he called and everything, but You're worried he was with his ex-wife.
I know she was badly hurt, but does he have to spend every second with her? Oh, well, look who's finally home.
Must have been 8 million emergencies last night.
Gotta be a full moon.
Just admit it.
You were with Amanda all night, weren't you? Look, you're not gonna start getting jealous? Well, what do you expect? Wait, let me guess.
Amanda sent Kyle home so you 2 could, what, reminisce about the past? Hold hands? Hell, you 2 were probably on the verge of kissing and making out.
That's enough! Now, you're way off base with this.
Oh.
This is a waste of time.
I'm showering, changing and going back to the hospital.
What am I supposed to do? Oh, don't worry.
Everything's gonna be okay.
It'll work out just fine.
Good Lord! You almost gave me a heart attack.
God! I mean, the way you were lying there.
You're not gonna die, are you? I hate to disappoint you, but that's probably not in the cards.
And I can't believe even you would ask such a question.
Well, hey, I happen to be a very practical thinker.
I mean, if something horrible did happen to you, I would need to be ready.
Because everything would change, especially my relationship with Kyle.
Why are you here? Concerned for your health, of course.
Oh.
Okay, well, a little concerned for Kyle's health as well.
Have you seen him lately? He looks terrible.
He's not sleeping, he's not eating.
And, forget the club or the restaurant, he's never there.
I know.
He's been here, stuck in that chair over there.
I finally sent him home last night.
Yeah, I know.
I saw him out in the courtyard.
He was in some kind of a daze.
He looked like a ghost.
Well, it's these dreams he's been having, about the war.
I remember those dreams.
He used to wake up in the middle of the night sweating and screaming.
Oh, he used to give me the heebie-jeebies.
With you, did he ever call out the name Christine? Not that I recall.
No.
When he was sleeping with me, the only name he was calling out was Taylor.
"Oh, Taylor.
Taylor!" Enough already.
I have physical therapy, so you need to get lost.
Fine.
Just checking on you.
Christine? Samantha: All right.
Take a look at this.
Now, I only had time to rough it out, but I think it's just what Amanda's looking for.
Honey, we gotta come up with something original, not what we think Amanda would like.
I'm just saying.
You've been in the ad business for what, 2 seconds? So let me do the conceptualizing and you draw it up.
I got a better idea.
You do it all yourself.
Jennifer: Boy, a fight.
I didn't know you guys had it in you.
Maybe we're just spending too much time together.
Work and home and it could be that we're just sick of each other.
Still, as cute as he is, I wouldn't let him out of my sight.
Oh, come on.
No, I'm serious.
Billy's a real keeper.
Unlike Craigy boy, who, every time I turn around, is either lying or pushing me away.
I say you go back in there, Sam.
Make up with him.
A guy like Billy, he's one in a million.
Lexi, you gotta calm down.
I'm not gonna sit home alone like some idiot.
If Peter's with Amanda, I want to know.
Excuse me, I'm looking for Amanda Woodward and Dr.
Peter Burns.
Miss Woodward's up in physical therapy, but Dr.
Burns is in her room.
It's right there.
Working hard, I see.
Candles, flowers.
What, do you spoon-feed her, too? I had a surgery that was cancelled and I thought that Amanda could use a little cheering up.
You still love her, don't you? And don't lie to me because I'll know.
See, I've had a lot of experience with doctors who fall in love with their patients.
Coop had this coma thing, maybe you have a handicap thing.
All right, it's true.
I love her.
I never stopped loving her.
I'm sorry.
You go to hell! Well, Bob, you win.
She's all yours.
What can I do? Just get me out of here.
My, oh, my.
Another new man.
Going through them like tissue, aren't we, Lexi? Stay out of this.
You know, is this a thing peculiar to California? Because people around here, they swap lovers like baseball cards.
What the heck am I saying? You and I are guilty of the same thing.
Hell, you're the master of it.
Are you making nice here? Because it makes no sense at all.
Uh, unless you adhere to the stay-close-to-your-enemies rule.
Look, I was out of line the other morning, and Megan and I, well, you know, we're taking it slowly.
We're starting over.
You know, like real dates, instead of just jumping right into a relationship.
And I'm telling you, it's making all the difference in the world.
And, I wanted us, you and I, to, you know, maybe take a step back, too, and try the same technique.
Oh, I really don't think dating's in our future, Coop.
Well, how about a burger then? Look, it's the one night Megan and I agreed not to see each other.
Sorry.
I got other plans.
Oh, and by the way, I know what you're doing here.
You're trying to find out what's really going on in my new relationship.
Oh, so there is someone.
Yeah, there is, Coop.
I'm dating Madonna.
Mmm.
You know, doctor, a few of us are going out for a bite.
You're welcome to come along.
Oh, thanks, Lynn, but my plans just changed.
I'd like a table dance.
5 table dances in fact.
Follow me.
Now why won't you return my calls, huh? Why'd you run out on me? Lower your voice.
My boss is watching.
Look, I'm terrible in the relationship department, okay? But I do know this, it always involves some risk.
And if I'm willing to take it, so should you.
It's more complicated than that.
Yeah, sure, I know you're embarrassed by what you do.
Well, I happen to think it's a fine occupation.
I mean, you provide a service, a recreation.
Where is this going, Michael? I want to start over.
You know, last night was too quick.
We should take it slow.
So I thought maybe I'll take you out on a date.
Our first date.
Then, we can go to a place where my friends hang out.
You don't get it, do you? This isn't about whether or not you're embarrassed.
This is about me being embarrassed.
And maybe a little insecure.
I don't want people, your friends, the people you work with, to look down on me.
Amber, I don't give a damn what they think.
You say that now.
I'm asking you out, Amber.
It's nothing more than that.
You idiot.
That's the whole point.
It's everything to me.
So then we're on for tomorrow night? I'll pick you up at 8:00.
Now, hurry up.
Take off your top before your boss gets suspicious.
"The Three Musketeers.
" "Nick, Kyle and Christine.
" Christine.
Hi, sweetie.
Oh, I know you're on your way to the hospital but if it's not too much trouble, would you stop by the restaurant? Mario's really screwed up the ordering and I can't seem to straighten it out.
I'll see what I can do.
In the meantime, why don't you hire some extra help? I would in a second, if I could find someone I trust.
It's too bad you don't have more friends here.
You know, someone like your old war buddy Nick.
I mean, I hated him but he was as loyal as a sheepdog.
Sheepdog.
Loyal, are they? Yeah, you know what I mean.
The stuff you 2 shared in the gulf.
Where did he end up anyway? We got that card.
Was it Chicago? I don't remember.
Dallas.
But if you're talking about hiring him, it would be over my dead body.
Yes, sir.
Sergeant, sir.
Hola.
Kyle.
Taylor.
Good mornin'.
Well, I was going to call before I came down, but then I thought you might have said no, and so, well, I already had the coffee made.
You like it black, right? Mmm-hmm.
You okay? Yeah.
Um, I mean, no.
I mean, I don't know what I am.
Look, don't get me wrong, okay? I think this taking it slow is really great.
I just didn't count on all this paranoia setting in.
And, well, I called you like 4 times last night.
You were never here.
And then I called the hospital and they didn't know where you were either.
Well, I'm just starting to think that maybe this whole dating idea is just one big gargantuan mistake.
I went out for a burger.
Alone.
But if I'd known you were looking for me, I would have sat by the phone all night.
Great.
I feel totally ridiculous right now.
Don't.
I think it's cute.
Oh, but it's only been one day.
So much for willpower, huh? Uh-huh.
But, hey, we can try, right? Mmm-hmm.
Our date's tonight.
Oh, we just oh! We just don't have to do anything more.
Well, if that's the plan, then I suggest you take your hands off me.
I'm sorry.
Okay.
Okay.
See you tonight.
You want to explain this to me? Transportation to Salt Lake City, the Mossman Rehabilitation Center.
You're leaving here and not telling anyone? I'm your doctor, for God's sake! You said you'd know in a few days if the feeling would return in my legs.
Well, it's been a lot longer than that and there's no change.
So I'm not going to lie here and let Kyle and everyone else turn their lives upside-down.
I'll disappear, I'll do the therapy, and if I don't get my legs back, then I just won't come back.
Well, there are facilities here and you know it, Amanda.
This is just more of you running.
I mean, you've got this down to a science.
Maybe I don't get off on pity.
Just self-pity.
Kyle still has a chance with his life.
It'd be a lot better life without me in it.
Well, did you think about discussing it with him? That would defeat the purpose, and you're not gonna say anything.
Because as my doctor, you are obligated to respect my desire for privacy.
You know, Amanda, I figured you for a lot of things, but never a coward.
Lexi, what's wrong.
I didn't expect to hear from you.
For a while, anyway.
I just I feel so bad.
So alone, like nobody cares.
I care.
Lexi, God, since the moment we first met, I've been in love with you.
And it's been killing me watching the way Peter treated you, and the things he'd say.
And I couldn't do anything.
Oh, Lexi.
Wait.
Before we go any further, there's something that I have to tell you.
Oh, this is so hard.
Bob, it was me.
I was the one that hit you with my car.
At first, Peter and I didn't know what I hit.
I mean, we stopped the car and we looked around, but I didn't see anything.
I know I should've told you right away when I knew it was you, but Peter wouldn't let me.
Forget it.
Doesn't matter.
It's all in the past.
No, we can't just sweep this thing under the rug.
But I'm telling you, I don't care.
I'm I'm forgiving you.
Well, fine.
Bob, but what if I can't forgive myself? Look, I may have a solution.
I'm gonna do what Peter wouldn't let me do.
I'm gonna go to the police and I'm gonna confess everything.
But they'll put you in jail and I'll lose you.
Not if you come forward, too.
Bob, I've thought about this.
If you tell the truth that I hit you with my car, but I stopped my car and I got out and I looked around but I didn't see anything because you were hiding It won't be hit-and-run.
And if I don't press charges Then, we can all move on with our lives.
Together.
What are we waiting for? Let's go.
So, is it everything you dreamed it'd be? Everything.
So Oh, God, I was afraid of this.
Oh, boy.
Uh, listen.
Be positive.
Now's your chance to let bygones be bygones.
That's what you want, huh? Well, look who's here.
Amber, I'd like you to meet my friend and business associate, Dr.
Coop Cooper.
Amber.
And his lovely friend, my ex-wife.
Megan, are you still using the Mancini name? Oh, yes, for the time being.
There's a lot of paperwork involved in changing it.
Uh-huh.
Well, there's no tables looks like.
Do you mind if we join you? No, here you go, Amber.
Michael, grab that chair behind you.
Thanks.
Brett: Miss, champagne all around.
Oh, well, thanks so much, Coop.
So, Amber, how did the 2 of you meet? Oh, Megan, you're gonna love this.
Amber is A dental hygienist.
A related profession.
Well, what do you know.
Yeah.
We met while I was cleaning his teeth.
Isn't that wild? Wild is not the word.
Michael, I feel like dancing.
I love this song.
What, me, really? I didn't intend to make you jealous, but I do like the effect this is having.
Oh.
Michael, she's 18 if she is a year.
Look at that dress she's wearing.
She looks like a call girl.
Oh, no! No, no more hookers.
I learned my lesson with you.
Whoa, whoa, whoa, that's plenty.
Yeah, too much bubbly makes me crazy.
Totally out of control.
Well, we wouldn't want that, would we? Especially now that you're involved with a doctor.
We doctors hate to be embarrassed.
Cheers.
Oh, no.
Well, if you're done pumping me for information, then I really should get back to my date now.
Oh, okay.
Well, just tell Coop that I'm in the restroom, okay? Hmm.
Another tramp.
Have you gone bat guano? I mean, this must be some kind of total blind spot with you.
I mean, a pair of perky breasts and a tight bottom and you go catatonic.
Hey, men have needs.
Some women are great at fulfilling them, okay? Yeah? Well, one look at that woman and you could tell that she's a brainless bimbo! Yeah, well, maybe brainless is what I need right now.
Did you ever think of that? Amber.
Just stay away from me.
Amber, please.
Look, I Well, you win some and you lose some.
Oh, really? Mmm-hmm.
Tell me the last time I won one.
Mmm.
I see your point.
It's over.
We did it.
Yeah.
We've given our statements to the police, and no charges will ever be filed.
You know what we're gonna do? We're gonna make tonight the first night of the rest of our lives.
We're free of my accident, the secrets, Peter.
Well, 2 out of 3 ain't bad.
You know, you 2 got home so quickly, I didn't have a chance to put this on ice.
I don't understand.
You 2 broke up.
You moved out! Oh, is that how it looked? Wait, of course that's how it looked, because that's the way we wanted it to look.
You shouldn't have blackmailed Peter.
That was your big mistake.
You can't do this.
I can still go back to the police.
And tell them what? Hmm? That you lied? That it really wasn't an accident? That you're pressing charges instead of not pressing charges.
No.
Bob, that's perjury.
Hmm? You'll be the one who's in trouble.
Because it was an accident.
We did stop and we did feel badly, but you, you had to go and get all greedy.
I almost forgot.
Here.
Here's a $2,000 check.
Start your life over somewhere else.
But I loved you! I know.
I'm sorry I had to use that against you, but that's what happens when you delude yourself and try to hurt people.
Wait, me? Who did I hurt? I was just minding my own business in an alley, and 2 rich bastards run me down.
You know what? You should've just let me lie there and die there.
I was way better off before I met you 2.
Go to hell.
Both of you.
Well, that's very good.
You even had me fooled.
Sorry about that slap.
You're just so convincing.
A little too real.
I mean, you don't still have feelings for Amanda, do you? Not the kind you have to worry about.
You're the only woman in my life.
The only one.
Hi, got a minute? It's important.
Yeah, what's up? This violates patient-doctor confidentiality, so So, I heard it someplace else.
Amanda's shipping herself off to a facility in Utah, a rehab center.
Her plan is to sneak away before anybody finds out.
Oh, damn it.
I was afraid something like this was gonna happen.
She's already arranged transportation, so if you hurry, you might be able to might be able to catch her.
The ambulance is right downstairs, Miss Woodward.
They have your plane ticket.
Great.
You're not going anywhere.
Actually, radiology, 5th floor.
Will you excuse me? I need a word alone with the patient.
Kyle, stop this.
You're being ridiculous.
Running away is ridiculous.
What did you think I was gonna do? Just let it go? Shrug my shoulders and look the other way? This is the same crap you pulled when you tried to move to New York.
The going gets tough and you buy an airline ticket.
It's my life, okay? It's my life, too.
And if you leave, I got nothing.
I made that mistake once and I will never make it again.
But if I stay, I'm dragging you down.
Do I sound like I care? I just said, a life without you is no life.
Come on, the 2 of us, we can fight this and we can beat it.
You don't owe me this.
No, I love you.
I love you so much it hurts sometimes.
Please don't say that.
Okay.
Okay, how about this? Marry me, Amanda.
No.
No stalling.
I want an answer.
Yes.
Oh, God, yes.
Of course I'll marry you.
Mmm! Of course.
I love you.
What was that? That's our buddy Bob.
Who else do you think it is? You know, that moron still doesn't get it! This guy, I tell you what, he's been pushing me too far now.
Pushing me too far.
Daddy! Oh, what are you doing here in L.
A.
? Oh, business, what else? I'm a week at the Bel-Air hotel.
I wanted to surprise you.
But I didn't see a flower pot out there.
Mr.
Sterling, I'm Dr.
Peter Burns.
Oh, yes, of course.
I believe Lexi mentioned you on the phone.
Oh, stop it, Daddy.
You know I told you all about him.
A month ago.
Which was the last time you called.
I was getting worried about my little girl.
Well, I just got swamped, daddy.
You know how that is.
Would you make us some coffee, Peter? I'm gonna go change.
Oh, I'll see you! Sure.
Yeah.
Well, what a surprise.
You showing up like this out of the blue Son, if you think I'm ever gonna like you, you're sorely mistaken.
Well, you can't always go on first impressions, right? I always do.
And I'm never wrong.
Hey! I just thought I'd stop by and say, "wow!" Congrats on your upcoming nuptials.
Look, before you take that big walk, or whatever it is you're gonna do to get down the aisle, I just thought you might like to know who you're marrying.
I believe his name is Kyle.
Kyle McBride.
And you'll never guess where that rat bastard was when your helicopter went down.
That would be Las Vegas.
Doing the big nasty with none other than yours truly.
Hello, did you hear me? Or maybe you lost the use of your ears up on that mountain, too.
We made love.
I know.
You do? You know? Kyle wanted everything out in the open.
You see, we were broken up at the time, thanks to you.
We'd both made mistakes, and now we've forgiven those mistakes.
Everyone has one great love in their life.
And I'm sorry that you're not Kyle's and I am.
But, as they say, that's just too damn bad.
Hello? Over phone: Nick? Hi, it's Taylor.
Taylor McBride.
Yeah, so what? Just listen to me.
You're the only person who can help me and I just need something, anything.
Listen, listen, I'm in this mess with Kyle, and oh, hell, why don't I just come right out and ask you.
All right, who's Christine? Look, I know you were all in the Gulf War together.
Well, Kyle's having these nightmares.
Nick, are you still there? Nick, who is she and what was she to Kyle? What you could never be, Taylor.
What, the love of his life? Trust me, you don't want to know.
Amber, stop right there! Get out of here.
No, you leave me no choice when you keep running off on me.
Now you think I'm embarrassed by all this, but I'm not.
I think you're a wonderful woman.
And you think I'm brainless, remember? I didn't say that, okay? Look, I just hadn't worked it out in my head yet.
I mean, there's my ex-wife and your resemblance to her, and, I don't know, maybe I'm doing some weird copycat ritual.
Hey, come down from there! Hey, hey! I don't know.
I just know I'm not going to let it end.
In 2 seconds, this guy is going to kill you.
He's security.
Not if you quit and you come with me.
What? Move in with me.
Let me take care of you.
We can work it out together.
You can't be serious.
Yeah! You don't have to do this, Amber.
All you have to do is quit and come with me to a place that's much better than any of this.
All right.
Don't hurt him.
I quit.
Okay? I'm leaving with the guy.
This is insane, you know? But romantic as hell, you got to admit.