Noah: Charles Fox is one of the top burn surgeons in the
country. I've already put in a call.
Matt: Do you see how this -- this concern, this going the
extra mile might just come off to be a tad bit insincere?
Noah: You know what? It's time to move on, all right? What's past is
past. I'm trying to get you the best help here.
Matt: You paid off my mother to raise me, ok? Out of
sight, out of mind. You don't get to have a sudden attack of remorse to just
Noah: I'm your father.
Anna: Maybe now's not the time to --
Noah: Imperfect, messed up, but I'm still --
Matt: You are a stranger, ok? I don't know you. This was
your idea, ok? I just happen to be ok with it.
Noah: I don't think that's true.
Patrick: You know, let me just make this a little more
clear. You're not wanted here.
Robin: Patrick --
Patrick: No, you -- you had a son and all you saw was an
obstacle with your career path. So you discarded him like a bad grade on your
transcript. You had a choice and you made the choice to leave him behind.
Matt: Look, really, I -- I don't need the help. I
don't know you, you are nothing to me, so just stay the hell out of it, all
Matt: Oh, really, whatever you have
to say, I don't want to hear it.
Robin: Well, you're stuck in that bed, so I guess
you're going to have to listen to me.
Matt: Well, is it going to be something like, you
know, "Patrick is a great guy" or something to that effect? Look, I
know you have to believe that because you have his kid inside of you, but
really, I've seen enough to know -- you know, know better.
Robin: Really? Well, how was he supposed to react
when since the very beginning all you've been doing is picking fights with him,
challenging him, goading him?
Matt: Was I supposed to just bow down?
Robin: You acted like a jerk, and he thought you
were one. He just didn't know that there was a pretty good reason for it.
Matt: Just because we share a couple strands of DNA
doesn't give him the right to have an opinion.
Robin: You certainly have an opinion of him. You've
already pegged him as the chosen child just because he got to have a
relationship with your father, as if you missed out on some awesome father-son
experience. But I'll tell you the truth. After Patrick's mother died, Noah
became a drunk, until he disappeared from his life completely.
Matt: And somehow they just managed to get past
Robin: It was very difficult for Patrick to forgive
his father, and it took a lot for him to let him back into his life, and when
Patrick found out what Noah had done to you, he stuck up for you, the one who he
shares a few strands of DNA with, but you know what? You're probably right. You
have it all figured out, so I'll just stay out of it.
Noah: Well, now you know the truth about me. Pretty disgusting, isn't it?
Anna: Yeah, it's sad, a bit disheartening. The only thing
that can make it worse at this point is if you went somewhere and had a drink.
Noah: Wow, well, I was just thinking about that. The smell, the burn in
the back of the throat, the bang as the endorphin bell is rung.
Anna: Yeah, so then you're just trashed the rest of your
life in the process. I mean, you can't undo what you did to Patrick and his mom
or Matt and his mom. I believe that you can do a hell of a lot better in the
Noah: Well, your faith in me is astonishing under the circumstances.
Should make me want to pull myself up by my bootstraps and go to an AA meeting
instead of the bar.
[approximately 2:14 of Noah content]