1989 Edens Return from Paris
Eden has returned from Paris,
where she went after Adriana's abduction. She and Cruz are sharing a romantic interlude in
front of the fire.
E: Well, are
you going to close your eyes.
C: Yes ma'am!
E: No cheating... open your mouth.
E: Be trusting (Cruz closes his eyes and Eden puts
the chocolate in
his mouth..) Have you ever tasted anything more deluctable in
your entire life?"
C: Yeah.. these (touches Eden's lips).
Eden takes the glass of Contra..and tells
him it tastes better with chocolate... then Cruz takes her hand and dips her fingers in
the Contra, then begins kissing her fingers.
1989 Cruz testing Eden's E.S.P. Skills
C: What am I
E: (smiles at him and whispers): Shame on you.
C: You see it works. What am I going to do next?
the side of her neck) Right again. (then kisses the other side of
neck and Eden starts laughing)
E: Oh, Cruz
C: That's incredible. Wait! What am I plotting this
very second. (kisses
her lips softly). That's amazing. You see, not only do you have
power to read my mind.. Something tells me you're actually
controlling it. Power too hard to resist.
E: MY IDEA!
C: Hold on..Wait, I am getting a signal..a signal.
Ok..If you insist (takes
off her shirt).
E: Oh..Oh..(stops Cruz from taking her shirt off)..We
have to get
ready for a party.
C: We'll have our own party (smiles at Eden)
Eden walks away from Cruz...because too
much heat was going on!
E: You're not
C: Well..I guess I'm more serious than you.
Dinner to celebrate
Thanksgiving at the mansion. Cruz has decided to attend with Eden but during the prayer
both get upset. Eden runs out, and Cruz follows.
C: Well this is not a lot of fun is it?
E: Well I cant do it.
C: But you did want to come here right?
E: Not if everything is going to be a lie.
C: Everything isnt a lie. Just us. Of course
people do it. Sometimes
for years. Sometimes for the rest of their lives. They just mark
anniversary on the calendar. Watch em go by. They
they dont cry. They probably dont even complain.
After awhile I
think you stop remembering what it was like to be happy. Only
remember that its a rare thing and that you had it once,
and I guess
you finally decide thats all you had a right to expect. And
they really do tell themselves that its for the sake of the
first, but I think as time passes you either forget or just come
your senses and stop thinking of it as any great sacrifice.
can learn to live with whatever they want. They can learn to live
with nothing. Is that what you want?
E: Theres no reason to. Nothing has happened.
You have this idea I dont know where the hell you got it
from that I
dont feel the same way as I used to about you when the
truth is I
need you now than probably I have ever needed you in my entire
life. I havent lied, I havent snuck behind your back
something stupid and humiliating with another man. I havent
it, I havent considered it. I havent even thought if
if only I didnt
have kids, if I didnt have this big obligation. (starts
C: At this point in time if you dont betray me
eventually youll spend
the rest of your life wondering what it would have been like. You
love him, and I cant abide it.
E: I dont want to. I mean I hate this. It
embarrasses me, and I dont
even know if its true. I only admit to it because I
dont know what
the hell it is. And youre so damn sure. I mean you are my
(crying more). I I love you, and I need for you to love me enough
stand by through all of this. And I will Ill come out of
C: You dont understand at all do you? I love you
too. It doesnt matter.
I have al.. The man that I am, the man I have become its
because Ive been able to be there for you, Ive been
able to be
what you needed. But I cant do this. (raises his voice
here) Im not
going to share you with another man. I have a little bit of
for myself. Im not going to be the only thing standing in
you and what you really want. If you really wanted me you would
have walked away from Robert Barr months ago when it was still
possible like I asked you to. You chose him.
E: (crying really hard now) Well I cant stay
C: I understand that God knows.
E: Will you please come home with me?
C: (slowly) Yeah sure. Ill uh Ill make an
E: Ill be waiting. (walks off)
C: Oh God. (starts toward dining room and Sophia comes
S: You wanna come back in?
C: Im sorry but I dont think thats
going to be possible.
S: Wheres Eden?
C: She uh were gonna go so please make our
apologies for uh
S: No apologies. (takes his hands) You dont have
to do apologies. I
know the two of you need some time together.
C: I think we have all the time together that we need.
Its not that
S: Well whatever you need I know that the two of you
are going to be
C: Sophia dont do that please.
S: No what Im saying is that I, we all, all of us
have faith that the two
of you are gonna be fine.
C: Yeah well I appreciate what youre saying, but
uh I think its time to
put your faith somewhere else. Eden and I dont need to be
believed in. We dont need to be some shining example for
of the family. I mean its been nice for us to believe in
it, and its
been nice for all of you to pretend that whatever happened to
make you stop feeling invincible wasnt going to happen to
it has happened hasnt it? You know everyone I know every
person I know I guess has seen their illusions fall by the way at
some point in time. And just because our turn came a little bit
doesnt mean that we arent entitled to freedom from
ludicrous illusions. You think about what it felt like when you
let go of the idea that you were up there somewhere next to the
stars. Do you remember that? It was a time of compassion but
denying it was a waste of time. We failed okay. Dont deny
(almost in tears he hugs Sophia and walks away)
Cruz and Eden at home. Eden comes downstairs from checking on the kids.
E: I know Ive hurt you. And if you tried to get even with me tonight by
hurting me well you did. I know I havent been the perfect
who knows maybe I never will be. And all this confusion that
been feeling lately has been the trouble of everything. (starts
crying) But I can honestly tell you from the bottom of my heart
there hasnt been one moment in my life that I havent
(puts hands over her face, switch to Cruz who is almost crying
and mouths Eden) And I hope you love me too. And I dont
understand how come we have to hurt each other. I dont
understand why you dont hug me anymore.
C: Oh my God (you read his lips but dont hear him
C: Darlin why drag this on? You you don
It would have to over
with Robert. It would have to be absolutely over.
E: Anything you say. (both crying they embrace)
The continuation of the Thanksgiving celebration dinner scenes. After C&E returned
home and had their tearful discussion about reconciling, Cruz got called away to handle a
hostage situation at the childrens center. While he was gone Eden wrote a letter to
Robert saying goodbye and had Kelly deliver it to him. At the hospital Kelly decided to
read the letter and Cruz, who had been injured during the hostage situation and was at the
hospital to be checked out, walked up and saw it. Eden is at home waiting for Cruz when he
comes in and walks past her without saying a word.
E: Hi. (seeing that he has a bandage on his arm) What happened?
C: (walking past Eden) Nothing.
E: What went on? Youre hurt. Will you talk to me?
C: (on the staircase he turns around to face her)
Im moving out.
E: What did I do?
C: What makes you think you did something?
E: Why are you doing this?
C: I just think its best.
E: We have a son and a daughter.
C: I dont need you to tell me what I have and
what I dont have Eden.
E: What you want me to prove something to you?
Youre not leaving
this house. (grabs his suitcase)
C: Dont do that.
E: Okay you just yell at me. Call me anything you want.
promises to me.
C: Dont bring those up. I dont think you
E: Bring it up. You bring it up. We have children in
this house. Im not
about ready to sleep in that bed one minute or one hour longer
I have to alone. What? I did what you wanted me to. I
Robert. I havent. What else do you want me to do?
C: I saw the letter you wrote him. The one you gave to
Kelly to give to
E: All I said was goodbye.
C: (angry) No that is not all you said.
E: Im trying to do what you want me to do.
C: I dont want to get into this.
E: I am. And be fair to Robert at the same time.
C: Fair? Fair how? Fair why? Robert is not your
husband. Hes not
your lover. Hes not even your friend.
E: I dont cut people without a warning.
Thats not me and you know
C: Warning? How come the situation here is that of
expect to see you again? For what?
E: I did the decent thing to do.
C: Oh yeah right. Well Im sure you did Eden.
Im sure you did. (starts
E: Well you wanna tell...
C&E at the same time here E says: me what was so wrong.
C: (yelling at
her and pointing his finger in her face) Stop it. Stop this. I
am not your priest. I am not your father all right. I am just
death of this routine we do where you see how far you can push
me without actually breaking your word. You didnt sleep
You didnt see him. All you did was write him a letter
were going to love him forever. Whats wrong with that?
E: I didnt say that.
C: No I know you didnt say exactly that Im
sure so your conscious is
E: Im sorry but its over.
C: Over is over. Over is not seeing him and not feeling
the need to
explain it. Over isnt a letter guaranteeing for him that it
E: Oh yeah why dont you just tell me what you want me to do.
C: I cant. I cant make you grow up Eden. I
dont want to.
E: (grabs his arm) You are not leaving this house. I
C: Of course you love me. Im the only thing left
you and him. You need me around.
E: Thats not true.
C&E at the same time again here.
Youre not making any sense.
C: (yelling and pointing his finger in her face again):
Will you shut up?
Shut up for a minute, and Ill explain it to you. (still
yelling at her)
You dont even have to know what you want as long as
cause Ill tell you what you want. Sure Ill be happy
to do it you
know. You dont have to turn him away Ill turn him
away for you.
Ive got news for you I am sick of providing the suspense
star-crossed lovers. I think I deserve a better gig. Im
of the way. When hes gone or better yet you got nothing
write him in a letter you let me know. (as he walks off he bumps
into the chair) God. (Eden runs after him and grabs his arm)
E: Im not letting you go.
C: (throws Edens arm down) I didnt say you
were. (points his finger
in her face again) Im letting you go. (he walks out the
E standing there)
Eden and Kelly 1989 Conversation
K: You know
it's really strange Eden, I have spent half my life trying
to understand you and I've spent a great deal of my life trying
like you. But I gave that up. No matter how close we were you
have never been easy to figure out until this moment. I always
defended you, but I have learned that you are spoiled and selfish
and willful as all those people say that you are. You really
care about anyone else's feelings.
E: That's not true.
K: No, what would have happened here if I hadn't walked
you and Robert go at here on the couch with your wedding picture
E: Stop it. stop it. Look, I didn't want you to get
involved in this. I didn't
want you to get hurt.
K: Oh, come on Eden, spare me. You really don't care
about any one
else's feelings Eden, as long as you get what you want. You have
distroyed Cruz, you've abandonded your children. Come on, save
the apologies for somone else. Robert is going to learn what kind
of woman you are and then he is going to walk out that door.
E: I never wanted any of this to happen.
K: Oh, you can't really expect me to buy that. You had
everything. Maybe that was it? Maybe life got a little dull for
You were always the center of attention, always. Through your
dreams, your devastations, everybody cooing over saint little
making sure that she pulls through. It must have been
very anticlimactic when you finally did settle down with
have had the kind of life most women only dream about. Wasn't
enough for Eden Capwell. You really managed to stir things up and
you have stomped on a lot of people's feelings. You have your
own mother convinced that you're a victum in all this, but we
better don't we Eden? We know that you could have been very
happy here. It would have been easy, too easy. You don't even
deserve man as wonderful as him. Your not gonna be happy till you
have them both and jump from bed to bed. Oh, go ahead, hit me;
make you feel better.
E: (Screaming) No, your just jealous you - Let me tell
you something. I
am so glad that you've had this opportunity to let everything out
that you had bottle in -
K: Don't take the sanctimonious tone with me. The
halo's gone Eden.
The myth of Eden and Cruz is over. Finished. This is real life.
down, it's dirty and the fairy tale is over.
1990 Cruz and Eden Breakup
C: I think
maybe this whole arrangement needs to be rethought.
E: What do you mean?
C: I mean you as a single mother.
E: I'm not a single mother. I'm a married mother whose
left her. Are you threatening me with something?
C: You are a married mother who a few months ago left her job
saying she wanted to be home full time. I don't object to you
working, I never have, but I do object to neither one of us being
around for the kids.
E: You're the only one whose never around for the kids.
C: I'm sorry I missed bedtime, I wanted to be here.
E: I put'em down a half hour ago.
C: You know I can take what this does to us. I wasn't
sure I could I at
first but here we are, no open veins, no broken bones, but I
know if I can take what this does to them.
E: Then do something about it.
C: Any suggestions?
E: Come back!!!
C: What reason do we have to think things would be any
E: That's up to you.
C: Since when?
E: I'm here where I've always been, doing all the
things I've always
C: And what about Mr. Barr, where is he, what's he
E: I wouldn't know.
C: You haven't seen him?
E: I saw him this morning.
C: Then I repeat, what exactly has changed?
E: Maybe nothing but me. And suddenly I don't feel like
I have to
explain everything to anybody. I mean that's good, right? You and
him, I mean you can just think whatever you want and I'll go
my business, but you know, you can see that I'm not running off
with him, I'm not moving in with him, as a matter of fact he's
even in my plans.
C: And I'm supposed to feel grateful for that. I'm
supposed to come to
my senses all of a sudden. You know what I can't figure out is
why you want to trade in all this new found freedom for the same
ol' ball and chain anyway.
E: Are we going to argue?
C: Forgive me for arguing, I guess I just want to feel
you darlin' that I don't.
E: What begging? Look I don't have anymore begging left in me.
C: I don't think that's it. I think maybe it surprised
you to find out that
you kind of like things the way they stand.
E: You know what surprises me? What surprises me is that you don't
know me any better than you seem to tonight.
C: I know you liked being married to me too. I know
that. But after all
the tears and the declarations of we can't live without each
think you're realizing you could live without me just fine. You
my kids, you have my house, you have my parents, you even have
me, on and off, whenever I come to take the kids off your hands.
And then of course you have him, Robert, when and if you want
him. Maybe it's starting to seem like this is what they mean by
having it all. Is it? I'm sorry. I didn't come here to give you a
E: I know.
C: I know this isn't easy for you either.
E: No. I understand why you want to hurt me. You feel
like I took
something, I've stole something from you that you want back and
you've come looking for it. Whether you know it or not, You're
part of my life, as if it were a year ago, two years ago, three
ago. I don't know how to live my life any other way.
C: So you think I've stolen something from you too.
E: No you've changed me, that's different.
C: I didn't set out to.
E: But you did. I mean you're right, I'm selfish. I'm,
different things now. But I was never one to make the right
decisions, I mean thinking like that just didn't come natural to
You were the very first person I ever met that was exactly like
that, I mean it bowled me over. I was never like that, I mean
don't remember that, I wasn't always Eden Castillo. Doing the
thing now doesn't come easy either, without you there to guide
to help me. I mean maybe I never really grew up, maybe I just
expected too much of you, maybe I wanted you to make up for all
the things I wasn't very proud of in myself. But yes I do feel
comfortable with all your things around me. You know your house,
your parents and your kids. Yeah I do feel more comfortable.
wipes away a tear as she walks past him) You know you can do
what you want. You can ask Rafael and Carmen to cut me off, you
can file for divorce, if you feel its best, get custody of the
and you know what, I wouldn't even fight you, because I admire
you and the choices you make. (Eden starts to cry) But you know
what, I'll tell you something, I really don't think it's over
Maybe I'm just hiding my head in the sand, I don't know. But you
know what, it seems so damn unfair, it's like you changed the
rules. You expect me to be good and decent and unselfish enough
to deserve you, I never claimed to be any of those things. I do
know I love you and I will for the rest of my life, and if I have
love you like this, I've come to the realization that I could
(both are crying)
C: (as he
gently wipes her tears away) You know, oh God. If you
would admire me less you might know me a little better. I never
made it my mission in life to try to teach you anything.
E: But you did.
Chip- (at the bottom of the stairs) Mommy I had a bad dream.
E: Here's daddy, he can probably fix it.
C: Well some things he can and some things he can't.
But God knows
he wants to.
1990 Eden says Goodbye to Robert Barr
R: Come in.
E: Am I disturbing you?
R: You always disturb me, Eden. Don't you know that?
E: I just didn't like the way we left things.
R: How would you like to leave things?
E: Well, you left and I didn't get to thank you for
asking to drive me or
let me explain.
R: Explain? We had this for the last six months. Let's
just make this
short and sweet, alright?
E: You sound angry.
R: Angry? Why would I be angry? I mean, what am I to
you? I am not
your husband, I am not your lover. In fact, in public we act like
don't even know each other. I am your embarrassment, that's what
I am. Isn't that right? Isn't that right? Look, I can live
else's respect, but I will not do without yours.
E: You have my respect. I'm afraid that's all I can
R: You can... You can give me a lot more than that,
Eden, and you
E: You deserve more.
R: Thank you, I think.
E: From somebody who loves you. And I'm sorry, Robert,
not gonna be me.
R: At least you are finally being direct for once.
E: You're always demanding that I make some sort of
tonight I realized that decision had been made for me a long time
ago. And I don't think I can change it.
R: Cruz. That's your decision.
E: I'm sorry. I don't see how this is some sort of
surprise for you. I
mean you are the one that predicted it. You saw that it was so
obvious. I don't know why I didn't see it. But the possibility in
mind that I may lose him for the rest of my life...
R: Look, anyone can loose anything in any minute. Have
figured that out? You can loose an eye, a leg, your looks, your
children, you can loose me in the time it takes to say: I'm
don't mean to hurt you. And if this was the next sentence that
came out of your mouth you can loose that too.
E: Look, I was thinking of things in the wrong way. I
admit that. I was
trying to wave love against love and love was beside the point.
Cruz isn't just a man in my life. He is the ground I stand on.
don't love me because you loved me. You love me because I love
him. It was that basic.
R: I loved you before you even knew he existed. Now he
ground you stand on and what was I? What was I, Eden? You
E: I don't wanna tell you. Hopefully my love for you
was my last
rebellion. Look, you are right. I never wanted to be tamed. I
wanted to need anybody. It wasn't natural for me. And in all my
all I seem to do is hurt the people who needed me most. I hurt
all those years ago, I hurt Cruz when I met him, I've hurt him
more than I can ever know, because of you. And I am so sorry that
it took me until now to know the difference.
R: Are you sure of all this? You are not gonna change
E: All I know is that it was wasteful and it was stupid
to keep alive
some rebellion when there was nothing to rebel against.
R: At least we found a way to classify me. I was a
stupid waste of
your precious time.
R: No, you are right. I was more than that, at least at
the end. I was a
valuable assurance. Someone you could fall back on when Cruz
wouldn't have you back. But now you see your chances with him
and therefore you could afford it to cut me loose.
E: Cruz may never come back to me.
R: Then I guess you know what it's like to keep hanging
on to hope.
R : Well, whatever happens with him. Lets get one thing
stay the hell out of my life. I never want to see your face
E: I understand, Robert.
1990 Eden awakes from
coma, and Cruz and Eden are discussing their lifelines.
important thing is, you came back.
E: You think you're gonna get rid of me that easy? We
have the same
C: You heard me.
E: What are you talking about?
C: You heard me, in the hospital, I was holding your
hand, you were
still in the coma, I was telling you I wasn't gonna lose you
I know you had told me that we had the same lifeline, the same
path. You heard me.
E: I, I must have.
C: You must have heard me, I knew you were listening to
doctor didn't get it but I knew you were. This makes it just
nicest Christmas I can ever imagine. (looking down at their
Which one is it you look at?
E: My right one.
C: The right one. It seems no matter what happens
between us, what
tries to keep us apart for how long or for what reason it can't
because we never really are lost to one another, it seems like
X marks the spot, you know you look down and it's like a map...
E: I love you.
C: I love you (he strokes her hair) and it's right
here, and it's right here
E: I really love you, I really love you..
C: I really love you too (they embrace). God, I really
love you too.
E : Yeah?
C: Welcome home.
E: Thanks (they kiss)
Cruz and Eden second Wedding Anniversary
C: (gazing at her for a moment, he then says) You are
E: Its late
and in this light you see what
you want to see.
C: Youre right about that
at this moment
Im looking at absolutely
nothing but what I want to see. (They lean in to kiss) So how was
wait, wait, I dont want to know.
E: (laughs) why not?
C: For the rest of the night, there is only this room
and the two people
in it. I dont care about how exciting your evening was, or
was, or whats happening in Eastern Europe, or whats
next door.. ..or any of the brilliant things the children did
Well, maybe a couple of the brilliant things the children did
would be alright but other than that, no talking or thinking
anything outside this firelight. Starting with this (pulls out
from behind him and hands it over to her) She takes out the card
and starts to read it
E: For all weve shared, for all thats
meant, for all its promises, a
reminder of another time and place, which will always be with
love Cruz. (looks at him...they smile. She then goes for
present and excitingly starts to open it
E: Hmm, wrapped it good this time
(he laughs. she looks at the
) Is this what I think it is?
C: A flower
E: Is this where I think it came from?
C: (smiles and nods) yup, its a Pebble Creek original
E: Oh, its perfect
C: Im glad you liked it. You have no idea how
hard it was to transport
it here without it disintegrating
E: If I remember correctly our trip back from PC
was rather quick and
like we were there one minute and here the
C: Ok, well yeah. Well it just fell out of my jacket
when I got home. But
I, I kept it
I pressed it, I
cut the glass, I
put this frame
together.....such as it is. (they both laugh) Anyway, its
E: Most certainly is.