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Another World Transcript Tuesday 9/16/03
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Rachel: Oh, good, maybe that's the messenger and I can get this stuff off to Sam.
Amanda: Well, why don't you get an envelope for that? I'll get the door.
Rachel: Thanks. Honey, make sure and ask who it is. It's late.
Amanda: All right.
Amanda: Oh, no.
Rachel: Who is it?
Amanda: It's Sam.
Rachel: What's he doing here at this hour?
Amanda: That's what he's going to be asking me.
Rachel: You live here.
Amanda: Amanda Cory lives here. He thinks I'm Mandy Ashton.
Rachel: Well, well, well, Ms. Ashton, this is another fine mess you've gotten yourself into.
Ada: Go home. It's late.
Vince: Uh, in a minute.
Ada: You expecting company or what?
Vince: Oh, no, no, no. I -- I told Zack that I'd be here when he stopped by on the way home from the office.
Vince: Yeah, he has some papers he wants me to sign.
Ada: At this hour? It must be important.
Vince: It's divorce papers. I mean, there's some kind of deadline.
Ada: What's the rush, Ace?
Vince: I just want to get it over with. Is that ok?
Ada: Whatever you say.
Vince: It is no big deal.
Ada: [Mocking Vince] "no big deal."
Ada: [Normal voice] ah.
Ada: And here is the party of the second part.
Mary: Is it too late?
Ada: Sit down. You look beat.
Mary: Thank you. I just left the office. It's been a little hectic around there.
Ada: I'll bet. Have you heard from Michael?
Mary: Yeah, just a little while ago, making a valiant effort to sound positive. Poor little Vicky.
Ada: I hate those sport cars. No protection in them.
Ada: How about something to eat?
Mary: Maybe just a soft drink, if that's ok.
Ada: If that's ok? Your name is still on this place, you know.
Mary: Sometimes I miss this place.
Ada: Yeah? Well, come back at the dinner rush and say that.
Mary: I miss you a lot.
Ada: I miss you, too, so don't be a stranger, ok?
Mary: Oh, I'm just not too crazy about running into Vince.
Ada: He won't bite.
Mary: Ada, things are a little awkward between us at the moment. I would just rather not be here when he is. (Vince walks in) Thanks, pal.
Jamie: I'm afraid I have some -- some bad news.
Donna: No. No! No, Jamie, she's not --
Jamie: No, no, no, it's the E.E.G. There's severe irregularity in the brain waves since the surgery.
Reginald: Because of something you did?
Jamie: Vicky has suffered a contusion to the brain.
Donna: Is that because she was thrown from the car?
Jamie: Yes, and we'll have to monitor her very closely.
Reginald: That's all you're going to do?
Michael: Come on, Jamie. Give it to us straight. Is Vicky going to live?
Jamie: Vicky is in very critical condition.
Donna: She could die?
Jamie: Considering her injuries, she's lucky to be alive.
Peter: Jamie -- Jamie, you're not answering the question.
Jamie: She made it through the surgery, Peter. That's a good sign. And I believe she's a fighter.
John: What's the critical period?
Jamie: The next few hours. We have to move her to I.C.U.
Donna: But, Jamie, she is -- she's going to be all right, isn't she?
Jamie: I can't say at this point, Donna. If she makes it through the night --
Reginald: She is not going to die. She's a Love. She won't give up.
Michael: Jamie, can we see her?
Jamie: Yes, for a few minutes. But only the parents. There's no point in the rest of you staying here. You might as well go home and get some rest. You'll need it.
Peter: I don't think I --
Michael: Hey, no, no, no, Jamie's right. He's right. Now, Bridget, I need you to go home. I need you to check up on Mom. Will you do that for me, please?
Bridget: Yes, Mr. Michael.
Donna: Oh, Bridget. Now, I promise you we'll call as soon as we know anything.
Bridget: You promise now?
Donna: I promise.
Peter: I'll drive you, Bridget. Dad, I think you should go as well.
Reginald: I want to know the minute there's any change.
Donna: Yes, yes, of course.
Peter: I'll be back.
Donna: Nicole --
Nicole: I'm not leaving. You're my sister, end of story.
Donna: Oh, thank you. Thank you.
Jamie: Donna, come with me. Come on. This way.
Reginald: This must be terribly hard on you.
John: It's hard on all of us.
Reginald: Still, I know what Vicky means to you.
Mary: I didn't think you would still be here.
Vince: Yeah, well, you may remember, running a restaurant is not that easy.
Mary: I just -- I came by to see Ada.
Vince: Well, hey, you want to come by, come by. I mean, it doesn't -- doesn't bother me.
Mary: Oh, thank you.
Vince: As a matter of fact, I myself would be long gone if I hadn't promised Zack that I would wait for him here.
Mary: Zack is coming here now?
Ada: He's bringing some papers.
Mary: Should I leave?
Ada: Oh, Zack and Vince can have their meeting in the office. Right, Vince?
Vince: Well --
Ada: Right. Now, how about something to eat?
Mary: Um -- I don't know --
Zack: Oh. Hey, Vince, Ada.
Ada: Hi, Zack.
Vince: Hi, man.
Zack: Oh -- oh, hi, Mary. I didn't know you were going to be here.
Vince: Yeah, well, we -- we've been banished to the office.
Mary: Ok, hold it. This is really ridiculous. Let me just take a wild stab at this. Zack, your visit here has something to do with the divorce?
Zack: Uh -- well, yeah. Um -- I had some papers that I wanted Vince to sign.
Mary: Does it not then necessarily follow that you have papers for me to sign?
Zack: Well, I was going to bring them by tomorrow.
Mary: Why don't you give them to me now?
Zack: Ok. It's -- thanks. It's the property settlements.
Mary: We agreed on that, right?
Zack: Yeah, but the papers have to be signed before we can get a court date.
Mary: And -- and then that's when the divorce is granted?
Mary: Have you read this? Are you happy with this?
Vince: Well, well, this is -- this is what we decided. Are you happy with this?
Mary: As you say, it's -- it's what we decided.
Ada: Well, it can't hurt for you to read the papers again, you know, in case you change your mind about something.
Mary: Why would we change our minds?
Vince: Hey, I don't know.
Mary: Well, then, I guess everything's in order.
Vince: Yeah, seems like it is in order.
Zack: Look -- before you do sign, I'd like to say something.
Ada: Why the hell are you two doing this?
Zack: Actually, that's just what I wanted to say. As your attorney and your friend, are you 100% sure that you both want to go ahead with this?
Amanda: What am I going to do?
Rachel: Well, you could open the door and stop pretending.
Rachel: Or you could get out of sight and let me see what Sam wants.
Amanda: You're not going to tell him about me?
Rachel: I wouldn't know where to begin. Sam!
Sam: Mrs. Cory, I'm sorry. I know it's late, but I got the photographs of that interview --
Rachel: The photographs? Are those them?
Amanda: Don't let him, don't let him in.
Rachel: Come on in.
Amanda: Come on in.
Sam: Is that your review?
Rachel: Yes. I was just getting ready to messenger it over to you.
Sam: I thought I'd just stop by and pick it up. Can I look at it -- I mean, while you're looking at the photos, just in case I have any questions for the layout?
Rachel: Absolutely. Go ahead.
Sam: Thank you.
Rachel: Ooh. Photographs are great.
Sam: Good -- I'm leaning towards the second as the header. This is good.
Rachel: Ooh. Thanks.
Sam: Good lead sentence.
Rachel: Well, I had a little help on that.
Amanda: A little?
Sam: Well, if I'm going to make the morning deadline, I'd better move.
Rachel: Yes. I really appreciate this, Sam.
Sam: Well, hey, if it wasn't for you, I wouldn't have a job.
Rachel: If it wasn't for me, you'd still be on your date.
Sam: Oh, Joyce? She's still out in the car.
Rachel: Is she?
Sam: Yeah. This is going to be a much better page, I think.
Rachel: I hope Mac agrees with you and I hope Joyce understands.
Sam: Well, she knows my work comes first.
Rachel: She must be very special.
Sam: Yeah, she is.
Sam: What was that?
Sam: Yeah, that. I mean, if I didn't know any better, I'd say the Cory household has ghosts.
Rachel: Actually, ghosts is what the Cory household doesn't have.
Sam: I don't understand.
Rachel: Well, it could've been my son, Matthew.
Sam: He's a noisy kid.
Rachel: Actually, each one of my children has a way of making their presence known.
Sam: Right. I'll have the layout on your desk first thing tomorrow morning.
Rachel: Ok. Thanks, Sam. I really appreciate this, and my apologies to Joyce.
Sam: That's ok. Good night.
Rachel: Good night. Coast is clear. You can come out now. I think that was really nice of Sam to have brought those photographs all this way.
Amanda: I thought you were going to tell him.
Rachel: Yes, well, I had no idea you were going to take that opportunity to throw things when he just mentioned his girlfriend.
Amanda: She's not his girlfriend. Besides, I really couldn't care less about Janet.
Rachel: He seems rather fond of her.
Amanda: I wouldn't know. He doesn't talk about her.
Rachel: He had to cancel his date in order to work tonight, and she didn't even complain.
Amanda: What a woman.
Rachel: She must be very sweet.
Amanda: Do you want to adopt her?
Rachel: I just think it's very nice that Sam has such a nice girlfriend, don't you?
Amanda: Absolutely. I think she's exactly what he deserves.
Vince: Mary and I have discussed this divorce a million times.
Ada: Then make it a million and one.
Mary: Ada, there is nothing left to say.
Vince: And what is wrong with getting on with it?
Zack: The papers have to be notarized after they're signed.
Vince: Well, that's no problem, no problem. Ada's a notary. We can --
Zack: Well, Ada, can you notarize them now?
Ada: Do you think I carry that notary stamp around with me or what?
Vince: Ok! Ok, I'll get it done tomorrow.
Zack: Fine. Well, I guess that's it, then.
Vince: Yeah. Thanks.
Zack: Thanks for waiting.
Vince: Thanks for coming by. Good night now.
Zack: Good night.
Ada: Good night, Zack.
Zack: Ada. Mary.
Mary: Good night.
Vince: That's that.
Mary: I guess I should be going.
Ada: Oh, no, you don't. Maybe you can tell Zack what to do, but not me. Now, this divorce is a stupid waste!
Mary: Ada --
Ada: Talk to each other.
Vince: Ada, we told you -- there's nothing more to say.
Ada: Then make something up. I'm not going to stand here and watch you two make the biggest mistake of your lives. Shut up and talk!
Donna: Oh, Michael.
Michael: Steady. It's all right. Dr. Frame said it was ok.
Nurse: Of course.
Donna: She -- she just looks so frail.
Donna: Do you really think she can hear us?
Michael: I know she can. Vicky, it's your dad. Your mom's here, too.
Donna: Honey? You know, you are going to be just fine. And you've got your whole family right here, right here with you.
Michael: That's right. You even got Reginald here. You'll do anything to bring this family together, won't you? Except I kind of wish you'd picked a family barbecue or something. Honey? I know. I know you hurt. I'd give anything if I could take it away. I can't. Vicky, you're -- you're my little girl. Honey, I know that you're all grown up now, but I want you to know that to me you'll always be my little girl. It's got to sound strange knowing that -- knowing that I didn't raise you. But I want you to know I would give anything if I could've just been there with you for a day. You know what I would've done? I would've -- I would've walked with you. I would've taken you to the park. I would've done what daddies are supposed to do with their daughters. I'm lucky because you are my daughter. And we spent so much time lost from each other that I don't want to lose you now. So, please, please, don't go. Please.
Amanda: Why don't you go up to bed? I'll do this stuff.
Rachel: I think it's nice.
Amanda: What is?
Rachel: That Sam has a girlfriend.
Amanda: That's not what she is.
Rachel: I always thought of him as being a loner.
Amanda: Would you like some cocoa or something?
Rachel: Wonder if she's going to move here.
Amanda: Who cares if she does?
Rachel: Do you?
Amanda: Do I what?
Rachel: Care if she does?
Amanda: I don't care if she moves to Iran.
Rachel: You do care.
Amanda: I just said I didn't.
Rachel: No, I mean about Sam.
Amanda: I thought we were just talking about Jackie.
Amanda: Mother, it's late. Why don't you just get to the point? You want to know if it bothers me that Sam has a girlfriend, right?
Amanda: It doesn't. I work for the guy. I like what he does, ok? That's it.
Rachel: It's just that you seem so sort of loyal or something.
Amanda: To his work, not his love life.
Rachel: Well, then, I don't understand.
Rachel: Why you continue to use that phony name at work.
Amanda: You know why.
Rachel: I knew why in the beginning.
Amanda: Because I don't want special treatment.
Rachel: Not even from Sam Fowler?
Amanda: Especially from Sam Fowler. He would hate it if he found out I was --
Rachel: The boss' daughter.
Amanda: Well, he won't find out.
Rachel: He almost did tonight.
Amanda: But you covered.
Rachel: What would happen if he found out you were lying?
Amanda: I'm not really lying.
Rachel: Amanda, what do you call that? Honey, what are you afraid he'll feel about you once he finds out who you really are?
Joyce: How's it coming?
Sam: It's going to be a long night.
[Knock on door]
Sam: Who could that be?
Mitch: Am I interrupting?
Sam: No, I'm just doing some work for Rachel. It's due in the morning.
Joyce: Hi. You're Sam's friend. We met earlier today.
Mitch: Yeah. Mitch Blake. Actually, we're more than friends. We're -- maybe Sam didn't tell you. We're related?
Joyce: No, he didn't.
Sam: I didn't really see any reason to get into it.
Mitch: Well, I didn't see any reason not to get into it.
Joyce: You know, I'm starving all of a sudden. How about some Mexican food? I'll go get it.
Sam: Look, Joyce, you don't have to do that.
Joyce: Don't worry about it. I'll just go to that all-night place around the corner. Burrito, anyone?
Mitch: No, thank you.
Joyce: Well, I'll see you in a bit.
Sam: Thank you.
Sam: So, what can I do you for, Mitch?
Mitch: Yeah, I was just driving by and saw the light on. I thought I'd drop in. I mean, a brother can do that, can't he? Even a half brother?
Sam: What's wrong, Mitch?
Mitch: Nothing's wrong. It just bothers me that you can't mention to your date that I'm your brother.
Sam: Look, you know that if Mac Cory finds out that we're related, he will lose it.
Mitch: Oh, really? Well, then, that's his problem, isn't it?
Sam: Mitch, it's my job, man. I happen to like my job.
Mitch: And you're my brother, unless that doesn't matter anymore.
Sam: Mitch, we know who we are. Who cares if other people don't?
Mitch: I care. It happens to be that you and Matthew are my only family.
Sam: I understand that.
Mitch: Oh, do you? I'm not sure that you do. Look, I've wasted a lot of time, I've been away from home a lot, I've spent some time in prison, but I'm not going to waste any more time because of what the Corys do or think.
Sam: Ok. What do you want to do?
Mitch: That's just what I came here to ask you.
Vince: Well. Here we are.
Mary: Here we are.
Vince: Yeah. I wonder what Ada was thinking.
Mary: She was thinking of us getting back together.
Vince: Yeah. She's -- she's a nice lady, but she gets -- she gets some crazy ideas sometimes, you know?
Mary: Yeah, crazy.
Vince: If you have something to say, you know --
Mary: I don't have anything to say. Do you?
Vince: Well, no. I'm -- well, I --
Mary: I --
Vince: Listen, the only thing --
Mary: Go ahead.
Vince: No, no, no, no.
Mary: I just wanted to say that I'm sorry.
Vince: For what?
Mary: That it's ending the way it is.
Vince: Oh, yeah. Yeah, well, that's -- that's life, isn't it, you know?
Mary: A couple of signatures, now or in court, and a life is over.
Vince: That's -- that's what you wanted.
Mary: No, it's not what I wanted. I --
Vince: What? What?
Mary: I -- I -- I shouldn't have come here. I just --
Mary: I didn't want to be alone tonight.
Vince: Why not?
Mary: I don't know. Vicky's accident, I guess.
Vince: Oh, yeah. How's she doing?
Mary: Not well.
Vince: What her parents must be going through --
Mary: It made me remember what we went through.
Vince: Me, too. I couldn't have made it without you.
Mary: Or me without you.
Vince: Mary --
Diane: Vince, sweetheart! I saw the lights on, and I thought --
Michael: Vicky, you're going to be all right, honey. I know it. Everything's going to be just fine.
Michael: Vicky? Vicky, it's Dad. I'm here, honey.
Donna: Michael -- oh, my --
Donna: What is happening?
Michael: Vicky -- nurse!
Donna: Michael, what is it? What's wrong with her?
John: She's convulsing.
Nurse: Get Dr. Frame in here stat!
Donna: What's happening? Please, can't you do something?
Jamie: Move! Let me by, let me by!
Donna: Jamie -- Jamie, do something. What's wrong with her?
Jamie: When did this start?
Nurse: Just now.
Jamie: Please, all of you, wait outside!
Donna: But --
nurse: Outside, please.
Donna: Michael, she's going to die, isn't she? She's going to die!
Michael: Honey, she's not going to die, all right? Jamie's doing everything he can.
Nicole: What is it? I saw Jamie race in there.
Donna: It's Vicky.
John: She's having convulsions.
John: It happens with head injuries.
Donna: Why won't they let us know what's going on? I mean, she couldn't breathe. She couldn't catch her breath.
Nicole: It's ok. Calm down.
Donna: She's going to die. But she can't -- she can't die. Vicky can't die.
Michael: Jamie, how is she?
Jamie: I'm sorry. She's not good.
Jamie: It could be a coma.
Michael: Jamie, are you sure?
John: This happens sometimes with head injuries, right?
Jamie: Well, yes, but --
Michael: But this is only a temporary condition, right?
Jamie: It might be.
John: What are you saying? Is she going to come out of this or not?
Jamie: I'm saying I don't know. At this point, we really have no way of knowing how long it might last.
Michael: Well, how dangerous is this kind of condition?
Jamie: I don't know. It just happened.
Donna: Well, what does that mean?
Jamie: The longer a person remains in a coma, the less likely it is they'll ever come out of it.
Donna: Well, you can -- you can do something about it, can't you?
Nicole: For heaven's sake, Jamie. This is the 20th century.
Jamie: We're doing everything we possibly can. But an injury to the brain is always very complicated.
John: Then call a neurologist.
Michael: Get the best you can, Jamie.
Jamie: I've already done that.
Nicole: Well, what are we supposed to do now?
Jamie: Wait and hope. I'm sorry. I have to go back inside now.
Michael: Jamie, wait. Take -- take care of her, all right?
Jamie: I wish I could do more.
Michael: Can we see her?
Jamie: I'll let you know when.
Nicole: Don't worry, ok? She's strong. She'll make it.
Donna: She has to.
Nicole: Donna, where are you going?
Donna: Just take care of Michael for me, ok?
Donna: I have to go take care of something.
Nicole: Don't -- John, let her go.
Rachel: I just think that you ought to tell everybody at work who you really are.
Amanda: I will.
Rachel: That's no answer.
Amanda: Maybe not, but I just don't think I want to be connected with you and Dad just yet.
Rachel: Is it so terrible being our daughter?
Amanda: It's wonderful being your daughter.
Rachel: But Sam wouldn't think so.
Amanda: I don't really care what Sam Fowler thinks.
Amanda: Personally, I don't. But I just don't want to lose this job. I love it. I'm learning so much. You even said that.
Rachel: Yeah, I did, didn't I?
Amanda: I promise I will tell Sam.
Amanda: I don't know. But if he doesn't like it, it's his problem.
Rachel: It's a job -- that's really all you want from Sam?
Amanda: Yes. I want a chance to establish my career like you did yours.
Rachel: But, honey, it doesn't have to be so hard for you.
Amanda: I can handle it.
Rachel: Well, I hope you're still saying that once Sam finds out who you are.
Amanda: I told you, I really don't care how Sam Fowler feels about me.
Rachel: Well, I'm glad to hear that. And I'm glad your father's coming home tomorrow.
Amanda: So am I.
Rachel: I want to go to bed. Coming up?
Amanda: In a minute.
Amanda: Good night.
Rachel: Good night.
Amanda: Probably starting work right about now. He's going to be up all night. He's going to need help. But, of course, he can always ask Jackie or Janet or whatever her name is. This is stupid. Why shouldn't I go over there? All I care about is the job.
Mary: You're not interrupting anything, Diane. I was just leaving. If I take this and sign it and return it to Zack tomorrow, is that all right?
Mary: Well, then, I'll see -- good night.
Vince: Good night, Mary.
Diane: Good night, Mary.
Vince: Guess I better close up.
Diane: I came at a bad time.
Vince: No, you didn't. No, you didn't.
Diane: I saw the lights on, and I thought you'd want to have a nightcap.
Vince: Sounds good.
Diane: I don't think Mary likes me.
Vince: I like you, and I'm glad you stopped by.
Diane: You do?
Vince: Mm-hmm. Sure.
Diane: Well, what are we drinking to?
Vince: To my divorce.
Diane: You happy?
Vince: Couldn't be better.
Donna: I have made so many mistakes. And I know it's all my fault that Victoria is lying in there. But I'm asking you, please, don't take her away for all the things that I've done. I -- I know that you know that I usually don't do this. And I probably don't have any right whatsoever to ask you anything. But she is so young and she has so much to live for. Please, dear God, please, please don't let her die because of the things that I've done. I will -- I will do anything and I'll accept anything that happens to me, but, please, please don't let her die.
Michael: Thought I might find you here.
Michael: God, please give us our baby back.
Sam: Look, look, Mitch, I do not like hiding the fact that we're brothers any more than you do.
Mitch: Then stop hiding it and just tell people.
Sam: Ok, I will.
Mitch: But not tonight, right?
Sam: Mitch, what do you want me to do -- take a full-page ad in the Trib?
Mitch: No, for a start, just feel comfortable with saying, "hey, this guy's my brother."
Sam: It doesn't bother me that much.
[Knock on door]
Sam: Look, that's Joyce. Just to prove to you it doesn't bother me, I'll tell her right now.
Sam: Oh, no.
Amanda: It's Mandy.
Sam: What do you want?
Amanda: I need to talk to you.
Sam: In the morning.
Amanda: No, now.
Sam: It's Mandy.
Mitch: Another woman? Good work.
Sam: She's my runner.
Mitch: Fine -- just tell her your brother's here.
Sam: I can't tell Mandy that we're related. It'd be all over the office in a second.
Sam: So, I don't want Mac Cory to find out that we're related that way.
Sam: In a second! Look, could you do me a favor and split out the fire escape?
Mitch: You're kidding me.
Sam: Mitch, we got ourselves into this. Please let me decide when we get out.
Mitch: Decide tonight.
Mitch: No more lies after tonight.
Sam: Ok. Just go.
Amanda: Hi. I was in the neighborhood, and --
Sam: At 12:30 at night?
Amanda: Joann's not here?
Sam: Joyce. You said you wanted to see me.
Amanda: Yeah. I was walking by, and I thought, you know, poor Sam's up there working all alone, probably needing some help.
Sam: I don't.
Amanda: What's this stuff?
Sam: This is Rachel Cory's new column. It's a rush job, so if you'd just --
Amanda: I see you didn't get too much accomplished.
Sam: Yeah, I've had a couple of interruptions.
Amanda: These are great. I hope you're not using this one as your lead photograph, though.
Sam: As a matter of fact, I am. What's wrong with it?
Amanda: Well, nothing. It's great.
Sam: Right. What's wrong with it?
Amanda: Well, I just think this one would be a lot more eye-catching. Don't you?
Vince: Anyway, Cheryl says that Dawn wants to be a singer.
Diane: Oh, really?
Vince: Yeah, said something about bringing a piano in the house.
Diane: Oh, that'll be nice.
Vince: Well, I don't know so much about music. You know, that was always Mary's thing. Which reminds me -- ahem -- don't we have tickets to a concert?
Diane: Oh. Vince, that was the summer. It's over. I told you that.
Vince: I'm sorry, I forgot. I had a lot on my mind.
Diane: I know. The divorce.
Diane: Maybe it's none of my business.
Vince: No, no, no. I do not mind talking about it.
Diane: But you can't sign the papers.
Vince: It's not that I can't. It's that it is very, very hard.
Diane: Well, I know that you still have feelings for Mary.
Vince: You know how I felt about Mary.
Diane: I know how you feel about Mary.
Vince: Do you?
Diane: Vince, I would walk away in a second if I -- if I knew that you and Mary had a chance to start over again.
Vince: That's not what she wants.
Diane: So, then, let go of the past. I'm not saying that signing these papers is going to end the way you feel about Mary or make you forget about the life that you two had together. But you have your own life now without her. And by signing these papers, it's the first step in starting your life.
Vince: You're right. I'll sign them right now.
Diane: Are you sure?
Diane: Feel better?
Diane: You will. Each day, you'll -- you'll feel better and better. You'll see.
Ada: You'll see, all right.
Michael: Hey -- any news?
Michael: Oh. Maybe you ought to go home and get some sleep, right?
John: I'm staying.
Michael: Ok. Want me to see if I can get you a room here?
John: That's all right. I'll -- I'll crash out on a couch.
Donna: Jamie? Jamie, how is she?
Jamie: We have her stabilized now. You can see her if you'd like, but only one at a time.
Donna: Why don't you go on in first, ok?
John: She's stable.
Donna: What if she has another seizure? What if she doesn't come out of the coma?
John: She will.
Donna: No, this is my fault.
Donna: I'm the one that should be in there, not her. She doesn't deserve to suffer for everything that I've done.
Sam: That's not the way I had it.
Amanda: Well, just take a look at it. Don't you think it makes the whole -- whole layout look better?
Sam: No. That's why I had it the other way to begin with.
Amanda: But the article starts off talking about this photograph.
Sam: That doesn't matter.
Amanda: It's bolder, it's more colorful.
Sam: Yes, but this is a better representation of the artist's work.
Amanda: Well, of course it is. It's more detailed --
Amanda: It's more subtle --
Amanda: But not every one of our readers has an art background like you have.
Sam: I know that. But, see, that --
Amanda: Which one catches the eye quicker?
Sam: You could be right.
Amanda: Grab the audience first, then inform them. Don't you agree?
Sam: You are right.
Amanda: Your artist instinct just went with a better painting, that's all.
Sam: And you got pretty instincts yourself.
Amanda: Yeah, well, I had a good teacher.
Sam: Yeah. All right. So what do you think -- can we fit these into the article also?
Amanda: We can always reduce them.
Sam: Ok. So if you put this one here and then this one over here --
Amanda: No, no, no. Wait, wait.
Amanda: How about -- try this.
Sam: Hi, Joyce.
Joyce: Mandy. You must put in some strange hours.
Sam: She just stopped by to help me with my layout.
Joyce: I can imagine.
Amanda: Smells like Mexican food.
Joyce: Just enough for two. If I'd only have known.
Amanda: Oh, that's all right. I'm not hungry. I'm just leaving anyway. I guess I'll see you tomorrow.
Sam: Yeah. Thanks for the help, Mandy.
Amanda: Any time. Bye, Janet.
Sam: She had some great suggestions.
Joyce: Hmm. I have a few of those of my own.
Sam: I used to think she was an airhead. Boy, she's tough to figure out.
Joyce: Oh? I don't know about that.
John: We don't know that Vicky saw us.
Donna: No, but you heard her. She told Michael that she was right about everything.
John: That could have been about anything.
Donna: No, it was about us. She -- she must have seen us on that boat in bed.
John: We don't know that.
Donna: No, she had to have, and that's what she was going to tell Michael. But she doesn't know that nothing happened. I was just feeling so lonely, and I needed --
john: I needed you, too.
Donna: No, we -- we were selfish and we were stupid.
John: We held each other for a few minutes, that's all.
Donna: If Victoria had just come a few minutes later, I would've been gone.
John: Me, too.
Donna: If she'd just been a few minutes later, none of this would have ever have happened. She doesn't deserve this. I do.
John: We do.
Michael: Ok, champ. I guess you didn't hear me before, huh? I want you to know, Victoria, that I love you. I love you more than anyone else in the whole world. You're going to have to fight this, honey. You're going to be all right. Have I ever told you how much that I admire you? Because I do. I admire you because you -- you stand up to me to get what it is you want.
Michael: Feel my hand, Vicky. Feel my strength. Feel my stubbornness. I want you to take it and I want you to hold on to it and I want you to use it. And if at any moment you feel yourself slipping, well, then, you hold on to it even harder. I'm not going to lose you. Vicky, it's just me and your mom and your sister. That's all. But without you, we're nothing. Without you, we're not a family. So -- I want you to fight because we need you. We need you so much. Please hold on. Keep fighting. Come back to us. Please?
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