Melrose Place s06e23 Episode Script

A Christine Runs Through It

1 Oh, this is out of control.
Nick, why did you have to kill her? What are you talking about? She hit her head.
It was an accident.
Yeah, but the cops aren't gonna know that.
Oh, my God, what are we gonna do? Your fingerprints are all over the body and and I'm an accessory and oh, I can't go to jail.
I cannot do time, I Shut up and listen to me! From now on, we do this my way, you understand? You do what I say.
Now get in the car.
Reservation for a Mr.
and Mrs.
Oh We've been expecting you.
The honeymoon suite, right? Yeah.
You got us the honeymoon suite? Yeah, I got it for tonight, a year from tonight, and every year after that.
There's a small problem, however.
Uh, we had a late checkout and the suite won't be ready for another half hour.
But I'm ready now.
Well, you know, actually, I'm kind of hungry.
Uh, is your restaurant still open? I believe they are still serving in the upstairs lounge.
Come on.
You know, you didn't have to get us the honeymoon suite.
I'd be happy with any suite.
You know, you're just gonna have to keep that motor of yours running for another half an hour.
Come on.
Now, I know how you hate surprises, but you know, I figured a little music, a little dinner.
And the guys were happy to do it.
I couldn't help myself.
You're forgiven.
This time.
After you, Mrs.
There's Christine's rental car right there.
Let's go over this one more time.
I'm gonna drive my car to the train tracks where Kyle rescued Christine, and you're gonna follow in her car.
But I can't drive with a car with a body in it, because if the cops pull me over, I'm gonna lose it.
Okay, okay.
You can drive Christine's car.
I'll take yours.
We'll meet in Glendale, okay? Go, go.
Hello? Taylor, it's Peter.
I need to get a hold of Kyle.
Well, he's on his honeymoon.
Come on now.
It's an emergency.
You know what hotel he's staying at? I don't know.
You know, I don't think you should be bothering Kyle and Amanda right now.
They're probably quite busy.
Have you seen Christine by any chance? I heard she went back to New Mexico.
Peter, listen, uh, you're breaking up, uh I'm going into a garage.
Ooh, put me down, yes.
And I'll rip your clothes off.
Oh, okay.
Ooh, after I get the door.
No, I don't think we want any, uh Excuse me folks, hi.
Telephone message for Mrs.
And your luggage.
Now, who was it? Um, the office, wishing us the best.
Well, thank you very much to them.
Now, where were we? Oh yeah, you were about to rip my clothes off.
I need a minute.
I bought some sensational lingerie for you.
Well, you know, I thought tonight that we could have a no clothes policy.
Oh, but half the fun is unwrapping the present.
So, why don't you take a quick shower, and when you come out, I'll be all ready for you.
If that's what you want.
Just remember that I'll be in the shower, unwrapped, naked, if you get lonely.
Birthday suit.
Outside line.
It's an emergency.
A woman's going to commit suicide.
Kyle, it's Peter.
Christine escaped from the hospital.
How could that happen? I don't know, but just in case she shows up at your hotel Listen, I'm gonna have to call you back.
Okay, what do we do now? Wait 25 minutes for the next train.
All I'm asking is that you send a cruiser out to the train tracks near the V.
That's right, Glendale.
Christine Denton.
Why do I why do I have to explain this over and over? Hey, where's Christine? Amanda.
The message wasn't from the office, it was from her.
She's threatening to kill herself again.
Why didn't you tell me that? I because I didn't want her to wreck our wedding night.
I thought if I called the police, they Forget about it.
We've gotta find her.
Okay, here we go.
Come on, Taylor.
I can't believe she's dead.
I never meant for this to happen.
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
We'll talk about it later.
Come on, let's go.
Christine! Oh, my God, she did it.
She did it.
Locked inside my empty room Just waiting for your call Cold and numb from staring into the wall So maybe it's a game we play For you to make me crawl But nothing seems to change for me at all Is it good enough for you To believe me But you expect me to be true So don't deceive me Hey, come and take me I'm holding out for you Say you won't make Come crawling after you Hey, come and take me I'm holding out for you Say you won't make me Come crawling after you Mr.
Looks like a suicide.
After the victim left the hospital, she must have gone back to the motel, picked up her car, and drove it here.
Be available for questioning.
Yeah, sure.
Why did you lie to me? About what? About the note you got at the hotel, the message from Christine.
Why couldn't you just tell me that it was from her? Because I've been lying to you about everything lately.
I don't get it, I don't understand.
There was a letter written to you from Christine, but I know she wanted me to see it because she said that she slept with you.
Amanda, I swear I know you didn't sleep with her, just let me finish.
So, I tore it up and I went to see her at the hospital.
And? And I threw our wedding in her face, and I told her that if she showed up in our lives again, that I'd kill her.
I'm just as guilty as you are.
I thought by keeping Christine in Los Angeles, that I could somehow prevent her from taking her life.
You could've if I hadn't gone to a woman on suicide watch and screamed at her that she didn't have the guts to kill herself.
I mean, I drove her to this.
I might as well have shot her between the eyes.
No, don't say that.
Don't say that.
Let's go home.
Samantha: I'm now a full-blown adulteress.
Define full-blown.
I went over to Jeff's to deliver a gift basket, and I ended up in bed with him.
Well, I guess that means you made your decision.
God, I still love Billy with all my heart.
I don't know why it happened, I mean, I do I'm so attracted to Jeff.
But it's not about Billy, it's about these carnal urges I can't control.
Can I come in? We gotta talk.
Hey, Billy.
Guess who's here.
What do you need to talk to Jennifer about? You.
Yeah, just wanted to know if she'd seen you.
Wanted to know if you wanted to carpool.
Oh, no.
I have to go to the mall after work, remember? No, I don't.
Oh, must have slipped my mind.
Well, I gotta go to work.
See you guys.
I should be leaving too.
You guys have a good day.
Don't just stand there, help me.
Christine's dead, and you want me to handle her stuff? I didn't peg you for the queasy type.
It's not about an upset stomach, Nick.
It's about someone being alive 24 hours ago, and now they're not.
Now, it would be one thing if she was suicidal, but she was a damn imposter.
I mean, we did this to her.
She was like lamb being led to slaughter.
Will you chill? I am trying to keep Kyle and the cops off our back here.
What, by getting rid of everything that connects us to her? Yeah.
Is it that easy for you, Nick? To just throw out some papers and her clothes and that's the end of it? Because I can't stop seeing her face.
The fear, her struggling to get away from us, to get to Kyle.
And you know what? I can't do this anymore.
I'm outta here.
You ain't going anywhere, doll! You know, I've done a lot of not so nice things in my life.
And I've covered it up, and I've gotten past it, but I have never killed a person, and I just You are in this up to your pretty little neck, so you pull yourself together, damn it! I am not taking a fall for this.
Nick, she's dead.
That's right, because she had to shoot off her mouth.
And I'd keep yours closed if you don't want to end up just like her.
You got me? Yeah.
You're right.
Just lost my head for a second.
I'll do whatever you want me to do.
Cause we're in this together, right? Whoa, where you going? It's after 9:00.
Billy's going to be home from his meeting.
Wait a minute, we didn't even get a chance to talk.
What's to talk about? We're great in bed, and lying to Billy is getting easy.
Aw, come on, Sam, this isn't you talking.
Now, if you've got a problem with this, you gotta let me know.
It is what it is.
I can't talk about this right now because I have to take a shower.
To my bride and the long lifetime that we are going to have together.
I should get that.
No, no, I got it.
I just heard about Christine.
It is so awful.
That poor woman, she was living in New Mexico, just minding her own business.
Oh, I swear I never meant to upset Amanda.
I really am sincerely, genuinely concerned about you guys.
Well, thank you for your genuine and sincere concern, and good night.
Come on, Amanda.
That was about what it's always about, Taylor.
No, it wasn't.
I can't take anymore.
I'm going to bed.
Peter: What makes you think that I can get through to Amanda? Because she won't listen to me.
I mean, she's almost irrational.
She thinks that she is responsible for Christine's death.
Now, come on, Christine was a walking time bomb.
I mean, you had her on suicide watch for God's sake.
Well, I actually thought she was doing better.
She seemed more focused, like she'd made some decisions.
She knew what she wanted to do with her life.
Then Amanda came to see her and And what? Well, she basically crushed her spirit.
There is nothing that you or I can do for Christine anymore.
Tell me you'll talk to Amanda.
Kyle Would you at least lie to her, then? Hell, it was your idea to go ahead with this wedding.
I thought you gave a damn about us.
I do.
Then? All right, I'll call her.
I'll see what I can do.
Come on, you're going to be late for the staff meeting.
Oh, I really wanted to get these sketches done for Digby Dog Food.
You know, you couldn't wait to go to these meetings when Jeff Baylor was the topic of discussion.
Samantha Reilly.
Jeff: Hey.
I've been thinking about us all day.
What we need is to get away, get away from L.
, away from your husband.
How's San Diego sound, huh? You name the place, I don't care.
It's a really exciting idea, but I'm late for a meeting.
Who is it? It's the V.
from Digby Dog Food.
Sam, I can't be the other man in your life.
Not the way I feel.
Sam, are you there? Tell him you'll call him back.
Can I put you on hold? You know what, go ahead.
This is going to take longer than I thought.
Hurry up.
Amanda's not gonna be there and I need you.
Sorry, that was Billy at my desk.
No, no, I'm sorry.
I shouldn't have called you at the office.
It's okay.
So, I really want to go away with you too, but I don't know how I'm gonna do it.
What am I gonna tell Billy? I don't know.
I've never been in love with a married woman before.
That's the problem, isn't it? I'm married to a guy that I was in love with before I met you.
I have to go, I'll try and call you later.
I guess you finally got my messages, I called you 3 times.
I'm not here to see you, I'm here to see Christine.
You know, she got hit by a freight train, there's nothing to see.
Let me buy you a cup of coffee.
What's the problem? I just wanna make peace with the woman, and say I'm sorry.
How do you take your coffee these days? Kyle came by the condo this morning.
And as someone who cares about you a lot, I wanna tell you to quit blaming yourself for what happened.
If I hadn't yelled at her in the hospital, she'd still be alive.
You don't know that, Amanda, and you never will, so stop beating yourself up about this and admit you're human.
You made a mistake.
Everybody makes mistakes.
I know who I am, and I know what I did.
But thanks for the pep talk.
I'll make sure to tell Kyle you follow orders well.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
Keep your pants on.
Nick, a detective came to the restaurant asking me all kinds of questions about Christine.
Where we met, how close we were, and did I know she was still in L.
So what? All you had to do is tell them you don't know squat.
They know, Nick, the cops know.
What are you doing? Getting out of this screwed up town.
Oh, you're not gonna desert me.
Not that I wouldn't be sorry to see you go, but I am not gonna be left holding the bag.
The bag is buried, a girl I cared about is dead, and I can't stand to look at your face anymore.
But you said we were in this together, and that I was supposed to stop with my guilt, which I am trying to do, but, Nick, I've got this girl's blood on my hands.
My God, I don't even know her real name.
Tiffany Hart.
26 next month.
She was a chorus girl in Vegas when we met in an off-the-strip joint.
Face got all screwed up in this car wreck, which goes to prove I should never drink and drive.
Oh, my God, I didn't know.
I owed her.
I figured, uh, this was a way I could make up for some of the pain No, I can't listen to this anymore.
We owe this to her.
We have to go to the cops and confess.
I told you before to keep your trap shut! Otherwise, I'll have one more loose end to tie up, and trust me, I will not hesitate to do it.
You hear me? Uh-huh.
I can't believe what I'm hearing.
Our marriage is not cursed.
Why would you even think that? Because it's true.
Christine tried to kill herself the first time we were gonna get married, and then, the second time You know, what do you say we declare a moratorium on the Christine conversations? You loved her, and now she's dead, and you don't wanna talk about it? You know, I don't know how to get through to you.
Why don't you start by telling me the truth? You haven't said one honest or true feeling since she died.
Okay, you know what? Yeah, I do.
I think that you are partially responsible for Christine's suicide.
If you would've been honest with me, shown me that letter and not gone to the damn hospital, maybe she would be alive.
But she's not.
And you and I are married.
And we can get through this thing.
I don't think so.
Christine is a bigger problem for us dead than she ever was alive.
Amanda, please.
No, I don't wanna be touched.
What I want is to be left alone.
You're being ridiculous.
All the more reason for you to sleep in your own apartment tonight.
These crack of the dawn visits are getting to be a drag.
I'm sorry.
I just don't know what to do.
Jeff's pressuring me to go away with him.
Away? Like, permanently? No.
No, just for the night.
Out of town.
He's tired of being the other guy in my life.
He's only been the other guy for, what, a couple of days now? I know, but our relationship is so intense.
I mean, I know that it's just an affair, but it just doesn't feel like one, you know? Even though I do feel badly lying to Billy.
But the poor guy is injured, and he must be feeling just awful about his career.
He is.
And he wants to be with me so much.
And it would just be one day out of an entire lifetime with Billy, right? You know, I could go on a business trip or or something, yeah, of yours and Coop's.
Tomorrow? Yeah.
And you're sure this is what you want? Yeah, I am.
Where do you want to sleep tomorrow night? San Diego? One trip to San Diego coming up.
Kyle? If there's anything I can do, you know, if you wanna take a few days off, I'll cover for you.
Taking a few days off is not gonna bring Christine back, and it is definitely not gonna fix my marriage with Amanda.
Listen, Kyle, if you're blaming yourself, you should stop because you did everything humanly possible to help Christine get her life back on track.
I didn't mean that kind of track.
Um, I That was not a joke, really.
Okay, I know, I know.
You know, and I don't blame myself, I blame Amanda.
I mean, I probably shouldn't have told her that, but, I mean, she dared Christine to kill herself.
Well, maybe you shouldn't blame Amanda either.
I mean, you didn't really know Christine.
What do you mean? What I mean is, sometimes you think you know somebody.
And you don't really know them inside.
I mean, take your friend Nick.
You thought he was your best bud, and look what a rat he turned out to be.
Why are you bringing Nick up? I don't know.
I'm just trying to be here for you.
But if I said anything wrong, I apologize.
Kyle, listen, you should know that my heart is in the right place.
Um, I better go.
Mario's in the kitchen by himself.
Just keep your chin up, okay? Yeah.
Billy: Yeah, I'm still holding.
You wanted to see me.
Why? Um Reason number one, you're my wife, I miss you.
Reason number 2 is I have a surprise.
Why? It's not my birthday or our anniversary or anything.
Just open it.
I got it for the gala committee awards dinner tomorrow night.
You like it? I like it, it's beautiful.
Tomorrow night, Billy, I have to go to San Diego.
Since when? Well, I just got the call.
I have to meet Jennifer and Coop's distributor, and go over the artwork for their new campaign.
This dinner is more important.
The award is for family values.
You are my family.
I need you to be there with me.
Well, what else can I say besides business before pleasure? Your job comes before our marriage? You know it doesn't.
You're right.
I'm sorry.
Well, I'll talk to Amanda, maybe she can get somebody else to go.
Oh, its my artwork, it's my campaign.
Why don't you take Jennifer? Jennifer? Why would I take her? Well, why not? I mean, she doesn't have anybody in her life right now, and she's a good friend of mine.
I don't see any harm in it.
Why don't you just call her? All right, I'll think about it.
Thank you for the dress.
Hello? Samantha: Oh, thank God you're home.
We have a catastrophe in the making.
Billy has an awards dinner tomorrow night, and thanks to you, I'm gonna be in San Diego with Jeff.
And now Billy's all upset that I'm not gonna go.
So I told him to invite you.
Wait, let me get this straight.
You're asking me to be your husband's date? Yeah, I know, I'm sorry.
I know black tie dinners are a bore, but I need to see Jeff.
Stop selling if Billy asks, I'll say yes.
As a matter of fact, getting all dressed up and going to a party sounds like fun.
Catastrophe averted.
How did you get in here? I'm a resourceful guy, remember? Besides, I wanted to make sure you had your wits about you.
Oh, I have my wits about me.
I'm rock solid.
That little breakdown I had in the hotel, that was just a temporary lapse.
The old take-no-prisoners, only-care-about-yourself Taylor is back in top form.
So thanks for checking on me, and goodbye.
Trying to get rid of me? Listen, I'm in a hurry.
I spilled something on my blouse, I just need to change it, okay? Who is it? It's Kyle.
I need to talk to you.
I'll slip out the bathroom window.
Kyle: Come on, Taylor, open up.
I got a question for you.
Uh-huh? What did you mean earlier when you said that I didn't really know Christine? What kind of person she was? Oh, I just meant that there was a lot of water under your bridges, and a lot of years had gone by, and people change.
No, what you said, I'm gonna quote you here.
You said I didn't really know Christine just like I didn't really know Nick, who turned out to be a rat.
Well, I don't know what I meant, I just I was trying to make you feel better, and obviously I failed.
You know, if you're lying to me, I will find out.
Come on, Kyle, I would never keep anything from you.
You know that.
Discussion's not over.
Thanks for talking Peter into giving me that interview.
For the staff job at the E.
Yeah, well, with your clinic in the toilet, I thought I didn't want to leave you jobless and in the street.
Not to mention that you did owe me, I mean, I did let you talk me into making that huge cash donation to the church.
You're not going to go causing any trouble or anything, now are you? You know, you really are an annoying person, Taylor.
Excuse me.
I thought you were helping mike with his resume tonight.
We finished early.
What about your meeting? It got canceled, so I stopped in here for takeout, but I still don't understand why you're having dinner with this guy.
Michael: Well, a person has to eat.
Even if her boyfriend is out of town with his ex-wife.
Why don't you sit down and join us? Yeah, then the 3 of us can all share our feelings and, uh, maybe a dessert.
But I think I'll go upstairs and have a couple of stiff drinks instead.
See you at home later on tonight.
Isn't it kind of late for you to be out on a school night? I need a favor.
You want me to help with some new ad campaign.
I'm gonna start charging you for my services.
It's not about work, not exactly.
Are you free tomorrow night? Depends.
Uh, I got an awards dinner.
And Sam's gonna be out of town.
I'd be happy to be your date.
It's not a date.
It was Sam's idea.
And it's black tie.
Not a problem.
I can dig up something to wear.
See you tomorrow night.
Every time I run into you in a bar, I end up drinking too much.
Why is that? Because when the booze peels away the utter contempt we have for one another, we're basically bookends.
That's a frightening thought.
Well, think about it.
We have the same taste in women, in booze, and if we had the choice between poverty or the high life, we both agree there'd be no choice, right? Wrong.
Some things in life have more value than dollars and cents.
Really, like what? Like love.
Coming from a man who married for money.
You guys, I'm sorry, but last call was a half an hour ago, and I wanna go home.
So sink your drinks.
You wanna know how much I love Megan? I'll tell you how much.
10 million bucks worth, that's how much.
10 million bucks? Yep.
Because according to old man Sterling's will, if I remarry Lexi within a year, that's how much I'd inherit.
Giving it all up for love.
You saying you're not even tempted by the idea? You kidding me? For 10 million bucks, wouldn't you be? But, see, that's why I'm telling you this.
Because, if if you somehow got back together with Lexi, then that would just, like, KO the temptation.
So what do you say, Pete? Help out your partner, your friend? I don't even know how to answer that.
Well, I mean, it's not like it's that tough of a decision, unless of course, you don't care for Lexi anymore, unless it's it's over.
Well, it's not over.
So don't go out and buy that Ferrari just yet.
Always told you, doll, lock the front door first.
First my apartment, and now the restaurant.
What if Kyle sees us? Ah, he left over an hour ago.
Just you and me.
Come on.
One last toast before I hit the road.
Oh, not so fast, I got a toast.
To the best partner in crime a guy ever had.
Gonna miss you, Taylor.
Yeah, I'm gonna miss you too, Nick.
You don't have to do that, that's why we've got a dishwasher.
Ah, I don't mind.
What, are you a clean freak all of a sudden? Yeah I like my life clean and neat.
Figured I'd make it look like a robbery.
Give it up, Taylor, give it up! Taylor? Taylor, are you still here? The door was open.
Listen, uh, I think I left my resume on the table.
Taylor? Is that you? Taylor, is that you? Damn.
Taylor, what the hell happened? He threw me against the wall, left me for dead.
Oh, Jesus.
Oh, my head.
All right, hang on, hang on, I'm gonna call 911.
No, no hospital, no hospital.
Too many questions.
They'll want to know why Nick tried to kill me.
Nick? Who's Nick? Michael, please, help me.
Kyle can't find out.
Okay, okay.
I know where to take you.
Come on.
Come on.
Taylor: Where am I? You're at my clinic.
Lie still, okay? I've taken some X-rays.
There are no fractures.
But you do have a concussion.
So I want you to take it easy for a couple of days, and if there are no complications What complications? Internal bleeding, Taylor, but you're probably going to make a full recovery.
I just want to observe you for a few days.
Now look, um, I'm late for a meeting with Peter, so you rest and I'll be back in an hour.
No, I gotta get outta town too.
Michael, Nick can't find me! Taylor, Taylor, you're not gonna get very far with that bump on your head.
Michael, you don't understand.
I know I don't, so why don't you explain it to me, huh? Okay.
It was all so innocent at first, you know, I was just trying to break Amanda and Kyle up.
Again? Yes, again.
Well, I made the mistake of asking Kyle's ex-marine buddy, Nick, to help me.
See, he found this woman.
And she looked just like this woman that Kyle used to be involved with, but she ended up dead.
But I didn't do it.
I swear I didn't do it.
And now I'm a loose end that Nick wants to tie up, and, well, if I go to the cops, I'm gonna be an accessory.
To murder.
Well, I was hoping for manslaughter, or just accidental whatever.
Wow, okay.
Taylor, um, how do you get yourself into these jams? Michael, listen, you gotta get me outta town.
Please? My life is in your hands.
Okay, okay.
I'm begging you.
Michael, please, I'm begging you, begging you, begging you.
All right, I'll help you.
Because I know what it's like to be in over your head.
Okay, let's let's just think for a sec, ok? Ok So, if someone other than me had found you at the restaurant, they would've called 911.
And the paramedics would've taken you to the E.
at Wilshire Memorial.
So it figures that's where Nick will be looking for you.
The hospital.
That's right.
It's my turf.
And I can still scam guest privileges there, so you don't have anything to worry about.
I can take care of Nick.
Oh, Michael, thank you, thank you.
Yeah, forget the gratitude, will ya? This is not a freebie.
I mean, I'll save your hide, but, uh, it's gonna cost you, big time.
Coop had to take a call.
He asked me to give you this.
Sugar, no cream.
Yes, thank you.
I miss you.
I miss you too.
What do you suggest we do about that? For the next 24 hours, you are not gonna do anything alone.
I love you, Sam.
Move in with me.
Leave Billy.
Come on, what's it gonna be, Sam? I was paged? Uh, yes, Doctor, that man's been asking about one of your patients, Taylor McBride, even though I have no record of her being admitted to the E.
Which I hope you didn't tell him.
No, Doctor, your instructions were very specific.
Say nothing and inform you immediately if anybody made an inquiry.
Thank you.
Excuse me.
Excuse me, I'm Dr.
Mancini, I treated Taylor McBride last night.
Thank you.
Um, are you, uh, a friend or a relative? Yeah, I'm an old friend of the family's.
Uh, so how's she doing? Well, I'm afraid I have some bad news.
McBride didn't make it.
She'd dead? Cause of death was an intracerebral hemorrhage.
I guess someone broke into the restaurant and she put up a fight.
But there were no fingerprints or witnesses, so they'll never catch the guy.
Um, so, is there anything I can do? No, no, Doc, you've been great.
And, uh, thanks for cushioning the blow.
Taylor was a one of a kind.
Oh, she sure was.
Oh, uh, it's that way.
Oh, thanks.
Never expected somebody so young to kick the bucket.
But, I guess everybody's got their demons, right? Yeah.
Mind if I look around a little bit? You paid the bill.
So, what are you looking for, exactly? An answer.
To hell with you and your suicide crap.
Besides, I don't think you have the guts to kill yourself.
Christine! Oh, my God, she did it.
What are you talking about? All those dance lessons paid off.
Yeah, I noticed.
Here you go.
Wow, it has been a long time since I've been out with a winner.
I had a fantastic time.
I don't know how to thank you.
I should be thanking you.
The agency wins 3 awards, and you were the only one here to share it with me.
I don't give a damn about Amanda, but Sam could've changed her plans.
You know, I'm just not a priority to her these days.
I'm glad I could be here for you.
Valet: Here you are, sir.
I don't want this evening to end.
It doesn't have to.
This is a hotel.
Maybe they have a room.