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Another World Transcript Tuesday 12/2/03

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Cass: Oh.

Nicole: I mean, a pre-Christmas crap game?

Cass: No, no, on the contrary --

Nicole: Well, that's what Wally said.

Cass: Yeah, well, I changed my mind, and while you were frittering the night away --

Nicole: I was not frittering.

Cass: I found a place for you to work.

Nicole: What?

Cass: You're going to love it. It is terrific. And here is the lease.

Nicole: Wait. You signed a lease without talking it over with me?

Cass: Well, you have to sign it, too, but don't worry. I took care of all the details.

Nicole: Did you?

Cass: Yeah. See that x there? Sign that and that'll be that.

Nicole: No, that will not be that. I am not signing anything.

Mac: I remember when your mother and I bought this for you.

Amanda: Dad.

Mac: I was like a maniac, buying everything in sight. Rachel said, "that's it. I don't want that baby expecting a windfall every Christmas." Then she saw the bear.

Amanda: Well, Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without Theodore under the tree.

Mac: Yeah, he was bigger than you then. You were just a baby.

Amanda: Next Christmas, I'll have my own baby. Dad, I'm so scared.

Mac: Now, don't you start projecting. Don't worry about the future.

Amanda: I've messed everything up.

Mac: No, it's happened, and now we are going to deal with it together.

Amanda: I'm so confused.

Mac: You'll stay on here. You'll have the baby.

Amanda: I'm not so sure that's the right idea.

Mac: But this is your home. Of course you'll stay here, Amanda.

Amanda: I don't mean about staying here.

Mac: But where else -- what are you saying? You're saying you don't want to have this baby?

[Knock on door]

Sam: Come in. It's open.

Mitch: I wasn't sure you were going to be up.

Sam: I've been up for hours. What's that?

Mitch: Oh, it's just a little something Felicia put together for you.

Sam: Mitch, I'm not exactly into the Christmas spirit this year, you know.

Mitch: That's exactly what she figured.

Sam: What? Felicia knows that Amanda's pregnant?

Mitch: No, no, no, no. No, she knows that there's a problem.

Sam: Oh.

Mitch: I mean, I assumed you didn't want anything said.

Sam: You can tell Felicia. It's ok. She's family. Anybody else, no, I'm not so sure about. This whole thing is just messed up.

Mitch: Hey, things are going to get better.

Sam: Listen, thanks for backing me up last night.

Mitch: Well, I've had a lot of practice confronting the Corys.

Sam: Yeah, Mac Cory. Yeah. You believe him?

Mitch: He can't be too thrilled by what's happened.

Sam: Well, I'm not too thrilled by his interfering.

Mitch: He's Amanda's father.

Sam: And I'm the baby's father. I mean, I've got rights, too, don't I?

Mitch: So what are you going to do?

Sam: Whatever it takes.

Mitch: Does that include marriage?

Sam: I've thought about asking Amanda to marry me, yes.

Mitch: I figured that.

Sam: She's pregnant, Mitch. It's the right thing to do.

Mitch: But is it what you want to do?

Sam: I don't know. I mean, I can't exactly join the foreign legion, now, can I?

Mitch: You know, marriage is a big step.

Sam: Oh, you're telling me.

Mitch: Is it what Amanda wants?

Sam: We haven't discussed it.

Mitch: Are you going to?

Sam: I don't know, Mitch! Listen, I'm not even sure if Mac's going to let me talk to her anymore.

Mitch: She's not a prisoner over there.

Sam: She sure seemed like she was last night. I mean, she hardly said two words to me.

Mitch: Tell me something.

Sam: Yeah, yeah.

Mitch: If you marry her, if you decide to do that, are you going to do it because you love her or because she's pregnant? Or are you trying to prove something to Mac Cory?

Sam: No, I am not trying to prove anything to Mac Cory. He's got nothing to do with this.

Mitch: What about Amanda? Does she want to get married?

Sam: I don't know. We -- I haven't asked her. She hasn't said anything about it.

Mitch: Well, I mean, you know, it's usually the guy that does the proposing.

Sam: Mitch, we weren't exactly close when she told me she was pregnant.

Mitch: Look, I know you want to do the right thing, and I'm not saying that marriage is it.

Sam: Then what am I supposed to do? Let her deal with this thing on her own?

Mitch: You need to talk it through, but only after you know what it is that you want.

Sam: Right.

Mitch: Are you going to go over there?

Sam: Yep, I sure am.

Mitch: Well, just think about it. Just think about it. Just think about what it is that you want.

Sam: Mitch, I know what I'm going to say. I'm going to ask Amanda Cory if she wants to marry me. And if Mac Cory doesn't like it, he can stuff it.

Cheryl: Scott --

Scott: Hi, Cheryl.

Cheryl: Did you find her?

Scott: No, I didn't.

Vince: You look beat.

Scott: I've been everywhere. I looked everywhere, and I can't believe some girl that's sick can get out of the hospital and nobody even notices where she went.

Mary: Did you find her?

Scott: No, I didn't.

Mary: Did you try hotels?

Scott: Yeah, I tried all the hotels. Mom, she's not in the mood to be staying at a hotel.

Cheryl: Well, she'll come back.

Scott: I hope she does, it's freezing outside, and why is she doing something like this?

Mary: Because she's devastated, honey. Anybody would be.

Scott: I got to find her. I got to find her. Well?

Jamie: No, I'm sorry.

Chad: The cops are involved now.

Vince: Yeah, one was here already.

Scott: Really?

Vince: He asked permission to put a tap on all the phones.

Scott: A tap?

Chad: Yeah, in case she calls and she doesn't want to say where she is. So keep her on the line if she calls.

Scott: Ok.

Jamie: The police are going to do that on several phones she might call in on.

Cheryl: How are you doing, Chad?

Chad: I'm all right. But why would she run away like this?

Jamie: Well, I might want to run away, too.

Chad: The look on her face --

Mary: Listen, why don't you guys go get some rest, and we'll let you know if anything happens.

Scott: Mom, I'm not going anywhere until I find her. Now, I'm going to get going.

Chad: I'm going with you.

Jamie: So am I.

Mary: But you're exhausted.

Jamie: Don't worry about us.

Scott: Let's go, huh?

Chad and Jamie: Yeah.

Scott: Come on.

Officer: We found a girl. A brunette in her 20'S.

Scott: Dawn?

Officer: I don't know. She's out in the car.

Scott: Let's go. Come on.

Cheryl: I hope it's her.

Mary: Oh.

Vince: Why? He looks beat. He should have listened to you.

Mary: He loves her.

Vince: You know, when he went out with Cheryl, I was pretty hard on him.

Mary: Yes, I know.

Vince: Well, I held Reggie against him. I was wrong.

Mary: Yeah, you were.

Vince: You know, you did a real good job raising him, and I know it's hard for you to watch him go through all this.

Mary: I can't do anything to help him.

Vince: He's going to make it. He is a really good man. You should be proud of him.

Mary: I am. I really am.

Cass: Nicole, you have to sign this lease.

Nicole: I don't have to do anything.

Cass: But the lease is invalid without your signature.

Nicole: Exactly.

Cass: But there's people to hire and then work to get started and orders to place.

Nicole: It'll get done.

Cass: How, if we don't have a place to work?

Nicole: First, I want to see the place.

Cass: Take my word for it, it's perfect.

Nicole: Are you a fashion designer?

Cass: What kind of a -- you know I'm not a fashion designer!

Nicole: Well, I just want to see it first.

Cass: Look, if the landlord doesn't get this lease by this afternoon --

Nicole: I want to talk to the landlord, too.

Cass: What for?

Nicole: I have my own specifications, Cass.

Cass: I know your specifications, Nicole.

Nicole: No, I don't think that you do.

Cass: Oh, jeez, Nicole! Look, look, I don't ask to see your designs and ok them, do I?

Nicole: Well, you don't know anything about designing clothes, that's why.

Cass: That's right, that's right, that's it, exactly. And you don't know anything about business.

Nicole: I beg your pardon?

Cass: Well, let me rephrase that. What I meant --

Nicole: You know, this is just like you -- taking over, not asking me what I think, not telling what you're going to do. Oh, you did the same thing with Barbara Van Arkdale.

Cass: Oh, Nicole --

Nicole: Yeah, the same thing with getting married --

Cass: Nicole --

Nicole: And the same thing -- oh. No, that was Rex.

Cass: I'm glad you remembered.

Nicole: Oh -- I do remember. It's just that you get me so confused.

[Knock on door]

Nicole: Excuse me.

Donna: Hi. I have to talk to you.

Nicole: Oh, can it wait a minute, Donna?

Donna: Oh, hi, Cass. Here, here, read this. You know, I can't believe he's done this to me, and at Christmas, too. Really, this is the last straw.

Nicole: This is a letter from Peter.

Donna: I know, I know. It's just like him to leave me a pithy little note like this.

Cass: I'll go.

Donna: I'm sorry to interrupt. I --

Cass: But I need to talk to you about this today.

Nicole: I'll call you when I finish here.

Cass: Bye.

Donna: You know, I can't believe he was so inconsiderate.

Nicole: Well, Donna, it is just a note saying that he's going to be in New York for the holidays.

Donna: Yes, I know, but why couldn't he have told me? Why'd he have to leave me a stupid little note?

Nicole: Well, Peter's always been one for the grand gesture.

Donna: Yes, right. The one time that I could really use his help, he often disappears.

Nicole: Since when could you use Peter's help?

Donna: Since I have decided to spend Christmas at the ski lodge with Michael.

Nicole: Donna, that's great. When did you two get back together?

Donna: We haven't, yet.

Nicole: You're up to something.

Donna: I told you, I am not just going to sit around and just wait for things to happen.

Nicole: Donna --

Donna: I'm going to drive up to the ski lodge this afternoon, and I wanted Peter to notice that I was missing and call Michael and tell him that he was worried about me. Wait a minute.

Nicole: Oh, no.

Donna: Nicole, now, listen, it's just a phone call.

Nicole: It is a lie.

Donna: Michael never blames you for anything. Besides, I just need to get him alone, just the two of us, you know, and then we could talk and we could work everything out. I just know it.

Nicole: You're not going to work things out by tricking him.

Donna: Well, he doesn't have to know that.

Nicole: It's sneaky, Donna.

Donna: "Sneaky"? Oh, excuse me. Here's the woman who single-handedly ruined Barbara Van Arkdale's career and you're objecting to being sneaky?

Nicole: But Michael is family.

Donna: Yes, and he won't be if I don't do something to get him back.

Nicole: Donna, you lost Michael by lying to him. Do you really want to risk that again?

Amanda: It's not that I don't want a child. It's -- it's just --

Mac: You don't feel that you're ready?

Amanda: That's part of it.

Mac: Well, Amanda, I don't want to -- I don't want to be harsh with you, but if you were ready to --

Amanda: I know, if I was ready to be with a man, then I should be ready for the consequences.

Mac: I suppose that's old fashioned.

Amanda: Well, things have changed a lot since you were growing up.

Mac: It just seems to me like there are too many choices, too many decisions young people have to make now. In my time --

Amanda: Well, if a woman then got pregnant, she didn't have any choices. I mean, she either got married or had to run away to aunt whoever and live with her for eight months or so.

Mac: But people are more open minded now, Amanda. You don't have to be married. You can continue living here. You can continue working.

Amanda: I would still have to raise a child. You ought to know what kind of responsibility that is.

Mac: It's not as though we're poverty stricken, you know. The baby would want for nothing.

Amanda: Dad, I'm 18, I'm pregnant, and I'm unmarried. Abortion is something I have to consider.

Mac: I don't think it has to be a consideration.

Rachel: Mac, you can't just overrule her.

Sam: What do you mean, she might not want to get married?

Mitch: It's possible she doesn't want to have a baby.

Sam: Man, I didn't even think of that.

Mitch: Does that bother you?

Sam: Well, yeah, that bothers me.

Mitch: And what if she doesn't?

Sam: Well -- I guess that's her decision.

Mitch: What if she decides she wants to get married?

Sam: Well, that's her decision, too.

Mitch: Well, what about what you want? Where does that come in?

Sam: Mitch, I just want to do the right thing.

Mitch: I understand that. But if there's going to be a baby, it happens to be that it's your baby, too. And if she does decide to have it, then you better decide what part you want to play in the baby's life.

Sam: I'm the father.

Mitch: I'm Matthew's father, and I'm still living with regrets.

Sam: About having him?

Mitch: No, no. No, Matthew's the best thing that's ever happened to me. It's the way Rachel and I handled it. I mean, I wanted to be together, and Rachel kept stalling, and I ended up taking things in my own hands.

Sam: That's when you took Matthew?

Mitch: Yeah. Yeah. I end up in jail, she ends up remarried. Yeah, I had rights, but I should have done a lot more thinking before I let things get out of control.

Sam: Mitch, see, that's exactly how I feel right now. I feel like the Cory's got all the power and I got no say in the matter.

Mitch: If you marry Amanda, you get the family as well.

Sam: I don't care what the Corys think about me. Here goes. Any last words of advice?

Mitch: The bottom line is the child, and it's your child. Make sure you have a say in its future.

Mary: Where's Dawn?

Scott: It wasn't her, mom.

Ada: Did you find Dawn yet?

Vince: Not yet.

Ada: Why would she run away from the hospital like that?

Jamie: We don't really know, Grandma.

Ada: I hope everything works out ok.

Scott: Yeah, so do we.

Ada: I'm going over to Rachel's for a while, ok? Jamie. Is there something going on over at the house?

Jamie: Yeah, there's a problem.

Ada: I thought so. Rachel sounded very funny on the phone.

Jamie: Yeah, well, I think she ought to tell you herself.

Ada: I'm not going to like this. I'll see everybody at St. Elmo's later, right?

Vince: We'll be there.

Scott: Ok, see you. I'm going to go out again. Chad?

Chad: No, I'm going to stay by the phones.

Scott: Ok.

Mary: You let us know if you find anything.

Scott: I will. I'll see you guys.

Mary: We really thought they'd found her.

Vince: I know.

Mary: Do you think I should have gone with him?

Vince: Mary, the woman he loves is dying. Maybe he needs time alone.

Mary: I can't even begin to understand how he feels losing someone he loves so much.

Vince: I can.

Nicole: You'll make him look like a fool, Donna.

Donna: How can getting Michael up to the ski lodge make him look like a fool?

Nicole: You're tricking him to get him there.

Donna: Yes, but he doesn't have to know that!

Nicole: Donna --

Donna: I just need to talk to him, Nicole.

Nicole: Well, then, why don't you just ask him?

Donna: I did. I asked him last night, and he's not going to budge an inch.

Nicole: You're playing games again, Donna.

Donna: Besides, Victoria is never going to forgive me until Michael and I make up.

Nicole: Why don't you just let them do that on their own?

Donna: Because they won't.

Nicole: Well, they're hurt by what happened between you and John.

Donna: Nothing happened.

Nicole: There was a flirtation, and you know it. And you lied to them about your affair with John 20 years ago.

Donna: Ok, ok, so I made some mistakes.

Nicole: Now you sound like father.

Donna: Don't ever say that to me.

Nicole: Look, Donna, the best way to get Michael back is to just get on with your life.

Donna: But I don't have a life without my family.

Nicole: Doesn't that strike you as a little odd?

Donna: Why should it?

Nicole: Maybe things wouldn't have gotten so bad with Michael if you'd had something else in your life.

Donna: Thank you, Gloria Steinem.

Nicole: You know, you won't even listen, will you?

Donna: Nicole, you don't understand. I mean, you have not lived my life. I just -- I just want to be any other way to do it. Now, please, please, will you make this phone call for me?

Nicole: No, I can't lie for you, Donna.

Donna: Nicole, Nicole, I am begging you.

Nicole: Look, please, don't put this on me.

Donna: You are my sister. Would you just help me?

Nicole: I have a meeting with Cass. Now, if you want to talk later, we can do that.

Donna: I don't have time later.

[Knock on door]

Nicole: Now, that's probably Cass now.

Bridget: Excuse me, I'm sorry to interrupt, but, Ms. Donna, I forgot to give you your lap robe.

Donna: Thank you. Thank you, Bridget.

Nicole: I have to go. You think about what you're doing, Donna.

Donna: Is the car ready, Bridget?

Bridget: Yes, it's downstairs. Well, I put plenty of food in it for your trip up to the ski lodge. Is there anything else I can do for you?

Donna: As a matter of fact, Bridget, there is.

Rachel: Are you considering abortion, Amanda?

Amanda: I just think it's an option.

Mac: Well, it isn't --

Rachel: Mac.

Amanda: I didn't say that I was going to get an abortion. I just said that under the circumstances --

Mac: If you're thinking about taking care of the child, I've got that all figured out.

Rachel: I'm sure you do.

Mac: We're going to renovate the east wing. You'll have your own apartment and a nursery for the baby.

Amanda: Daddy, that's wonderful, but I don't --

Mac: And when and if you want to go back to work, there will be a nanny.

Rachel: Mac, this is Amanda's decision, not yours.

Mac: I just want her to know that the baby will want for nothing and it'll be very much loved.

Amanda: I know that, dad.

Mac: And I'm not trying to pressure you. It's just that you're thinking of this as a problem, and actually, it's a child. It's not a problem. I have children. I know what a blessing they are.

Amanda: Mixed blessing.

Rachel: Oh, darling.

Amanda: Won't you be embarrassed?

Rachel: Oh, Amanda, don't be ridiculous, sweetheart. Of course we won't.

Mac: We'll be very proud, and we'll love the baby just as much as we love you.

Rachel: Your father thinks all of his children are perfect.

[Doorbell rings]

Amanda: Not this one.

Mac: Well, you're perfect for me.

Rachel: Darling, you just remember it's your decision.

Mac: And I'm sure you're going to make the right one. Oh, no. Do I have to get you out again?

Sam: I'd like to speak to your daughter, alone.

Mac: Well, she doesn't --

Rachel: Mac. Amanda?

Amanda: It's ok.

Mac: If you need us, just scream.

Sam: He's making this very difficult.

Amanda: He loves me. What is it that you wanted to talk to me about?

Sam: I guess I better get right to the point. Do you want to get married?

Amanda: Married?

Sam: Yeah.

Amanda: You and me?

Sam: Yeah, well, who else?

Amanda: I never really thought about it.

Sam: Oh.

Amanda: I mean, I thought about it, but --

Sam: But what?

Amanda: Why don't we sit down.

Amanda: You look tired.

Sam: Yeah, I haven't slept much.

Amanda: Neither have I.

Sam: You should. You have to take care of yourself now.

Amanda: Yeah. Yeah, I know. It's kind of strange, though. I'll go to eat something and start thinking, is this all right for the baby?

Sam: It must be strange.

Amanda: Well, I'm not alone.

Sam: Is that a present?

Amanda: This? No. No, I've had this for years. Maybe I'll give it to the --

Sam: So, look, what do you think?

Amanda: About us getting married?

Sam: Yeah.

Amanda: I don't know.

Sam: It'd be good for the baby.

Amanda: How?

Sam: Well, I'd be taking care of you, helping you deal with things.

Amanda: My parents can do that.

Sam: It's not the same thing.

Amanda: No. I guess we're going to be parents, aren't we?

Sam: Yeah. So, will you marry me?

Amanda: I don't -- I don't know if two people that aren't in love should get married. Do you think so?

Sam: No, I don't.

Amanda: I mean, just because we made one mistake doesn't mean that we should make another.

Sam: No, I guess not.

Amanda: Tell me something. The truth.

Sam: Sure.

Amanda: If I wasn't pregnant, would you still be asking to marry me?

Donna: Bridget, please do this for me.

Bridget: Oh, I don't know.

Donna: Now, you care about Michael, don't you?

Bridget: Oh, of course I do.

Donna: Good, good, and you would do anything to keep this family together, wouldn't you?

Bridget: Yes, I would, but, you see, I cannot lie to Mr. Michael.

Donna: Bridget, I wouldn't be asking you this if there was any other way. I do, I love him so very much. Please.

Bridget: All right.

Donna: Oh. Good. Good. Thank you. Now, you remember what to say, don't you?

Bridget: Well, I think so.

Donna: Ok. Oh -- yes. Michael Hudson's suite, please. Here, it's ringing.

Bridget: Oh, see, I don't know if I can.

Donna: You can, you can.

Bridget: Oh, yes. Mr. Michael, it's Bridget. Yes. Well, you see, I'm terribly worried about Ms. Donna. "Why?" Why?

Donna: I went up to the ski lodge alone.

Bridget: I went up to the --

Donna: No, no, "she," "she."

Bridget: She went up to the ski lodge alone today, all by herself.

Donna: The weather, the weather.

Bridget: And the wea--

Donna: Yeah, it's bad, bad.

Bridget: Oh, the weather, the weather. Oh, Mr. Michael, the weather's very bad, yes.

Donna: Oh, the driving --

Bridget: And the roads -- yes, and, oh, and in her condition. Yes, well, you see, I was wondering. I was wondering if you'd go up after her. Oh, yes. I see. Oh, all right, then. Good day.

Donna: Well?

Bridget: He said he'd send Mr. Peter to pick you up.

Donna: Peter? Oh, how could -- now, wait a minute. Wait, this is perfect. This is working out better than I thought. Peter is already in New York, and Michael won't have any other choice but to come get me himself.

Cheryl: Here you go.

Jamie: Cheryl, I'm not hungry.

Cheryl: You will eat if I have to feed you myself.

Jamie: Yes, ma'am.

Vince: That was Felicia. She wanted to remind us to bring the mincemeat pie to st. Elmo's tonight.

Mary: She doesn't know about dawn, does she?

Vince: No.

Cheryl: The pies are ready. Mitch is coming by to pick them up.

Mary: I don't know if I can get down there today.

Vince: Mary, the nuns are counting on us.

Jamie: What are you supposed to be doing, anyway?

Cheryl: Christmas dinner for the homeless.

Jamie: Well, that's a nice cause.

Mary: Well, I think I should stay here, you know?

Vince: Cheryl, Cheryl, what do I do?

Cheryl: I don't know, pops. With everything that happened --

Mary: Well, then, nobody's going.

Vince: Wait a minute. People are counting on us.

Mary: Ok, all right, I'll call and see if they can get someone to fill in for us.

Vince: Mary, you know they're always short on volunteers. Besides, lord knows, we have more experience feeding people than anybody else.

Cheryl: Pops, they'll understand.

Vince: Cheryl, we can't do anything for Dawn right now, but we can do a whole lot for some hungry people.

Mary: But what if Scott calls, or Dawn?

Vince: Oh, well, maybe we'll make sure that somebody's here to receive the call.

Mary: Ok, all right, all right. I guess you're right.

Vince: I'm always right.

Mary: It doesn't make any sense for us just to be standing around here waiting. It doesn't do any good.

Vince: Well, no, if we help people with their problems, maybe we'll get some help with ours?

Mary: Yes. Have I told you lately what a smart guy you are?

Vince: Aw. You probably say that to all your ex-husbands.

Singer: Merry Christmas to you

Sam: No, we wouldn't be talking about marriage right now.

Amanda: So you asked me just because I'm pregnant.

Sam: I feel responsible.

Amanda: Sam, we both made this baby.

Sam: Well, don't you think the baby ought to have a father?

Amanda: The baby will have a father whether we're married or not.

Sam: I want to help you with this, Amanda.

Amanda: I know you do. You have a very good sense of responsibility.

Sam: Yeah, well, if I'd been responsible, none of this would have happened.

Amanda: This isn't your fault.

Sam: If I'd know that you were 18 years old --

Amanda: That would have stopped you from making love to me?

Sam: A lot of things would have been different if I'd known that you --

Amanda: That was Amanda Cory and not Mandy Ashton.

Sam: Yes.

Amanda: Sam, you cared for me. You can't deny that.

Sam: I still care for you, but now it's different.

Amanda: Because of the baby.

Sam: Amanda, if we get married, I promise you that I will take care of you and our child.

Amanda: I know you will do that, but what about you?

Sam: What about me?

Amanda: I lied to you. You don't trust me. That's not a very good way to start a marriage.

Sam: We can work that out.

Amanda: Sam, that's the kind of thing you work out before you even start talking about marriage. If we had the time to get to know each other better, maybe --

Sam: Look, we have to accept things the way they are.

Amanda: Sam, do you love me?

Sam: I want to do the right thing.

Amanda: Right, and so do I, and I'm not going to get married just because I'm pregnant.

Sam: Amanda, I need to help you with this.

Amanda: You'll be welcome here any time.

Sam: I don't think your parents feel the same way.

Amanda: They'll get used to it.

Sam: Wait a minute. What happened here?

Amanda: We're doing the right thing.

Sam: Fine. Goodbye.

Amanda: Bye, Sam.

Amanda: We're doing the right thing. I love you, Sam Fowler.

Cass: Ok, so, we've had a chance to see the building. Now if you'll sign that lease --

Nicole: No, not yet.

Cass: Now what's the problem?

Nicole: I want to think about it.

Cass: What's to think about? It's perfect.

Nicole: I still have a few questions about it.

Cass: I'll answer them later.

Nicole: Cass, why are you pushing me like this?

Cass: I just want to get going on this thing.

Nicole: This thing is my life. I'm about to make a very big commitment here, and I just want to make sure it's right.

Cass: I've checked out all the business stuff.

Nicole: Yeah, without saying a word to me.

Cass: I wish you'd just let me handle the business end.

Nicole: I wish you would stop treating me like I'm some airhead.

Cass: Oh, come on, I'm not treating you like you're an airhead.

Nicole: Oh, no?

Cass: No.

Nicole: "I'll take care of all the details, honey. You just stick with your sketchpad and your crayons."

Cass: That's a lousy impersonation. Look, the less time you spend on business, the more time you have to create.

Nicole: Oh, that is exactly what Barbara Van Arkdale used to say.

Cass: Oh, is that it? You think I'm going to rip you off the way she did?

Nicole: No. I'm sorry. The fact is, though, if I'd know more about business when I was working for her, maybe she wouldn't have gotten away with stealing my designs.

Cass: Well, this is a partnership. You and I are in this together.

Nicole: Well, then, let's share everything, ok?

Cass: Oh, ok. So I get a say on your designs then?

Nicole: Except that.

Cass: Thanks a lot, partner.

Nicole: Look, you didn't give me a chance to have any breakfast.

Cass: Oh, you're going to blame me for that, too, huh?

Nicole: Look, why don't we just go talk this out over some pancakes?

Cass: I'd prefer oatmeal. Are we going to argue about that, too?

Nicole: No. You can have oatmeal. Mary's place is right over there. Let's go.

Cheryl: There you go.

Mitch: Some hot pies coming through.

Cheryl: It's nice of you to help out at the church, Mitch.

Mitch: Well, if I can serve drinks, I can serve food. Your parents all right?

Cheryl: Yeah. Why?

Mitch: They just seem to be upset, that's all.

Cheryl: Oh. They're just worried about something.

Mitch: You know, if they need to get out of this, I'm sure they can. Felicia would understand.

Cheryl: No, they're not like that. They want to help out. Let's go.

Cass: Some of the building needs a little work.

Nicole: A little?

Cass: Yeah.

Nicole: No, it needs a lot more than that.

Cass: Hey.

Nicole: Hi, Mitch.

Mitch: Hello.

Nicole: Hi, Cheryl.

Cheryl: Hi.

Nicole: Merry Christmas.

Mitch: Merry Christmas.

Cass: Baking again, Mitch?

[Cass chuckles]

Mitch: Since it's Christmas and I'm in such a good mood, I'm going to let that pass.

Nicole: Ok.

Cass: Ok. How you doing?

Cheryl: Well, we got to get to the church. I'll see you later.

Cass: Ok, have fun.

Cheryl: All righty. Bye-bye. Merry Christmas.

Cass: Merry Christmas.

Nicole: Bye.

Cheryl: Bye-bye.

Cass: You want to sit down?

Nicole: Sure.

Cass: So anyway, I got this contract, my friend.

Nicole: No, we're in a lot of trouble, Cass.

Cass: Oh, come on. Lighten up, will you? The heating works. Look at the bright side. And we got lots of room for the cutters.

Nicole: Who's going to pay for all the renovations?

Cass: Well, I thought that --

Nicole: You know, I think the owner ought to share in half the cost.

Cass: If you'd let me finish a sentence --

Nicole: And I also think that he ought to pay for half the insurance.

Cass: Fine, fine. Now, would you sign the lease now?

Nicole: And another thing --

Cass: I'm losing my patience, Nicole.

Nicole: A rhinoceros in heat has more patience than you have.

Cass: Well, I want to work.

Nicole: Well, so do I, but I'm not going to let this get the best of us.

Cass: You're not under the same pressure that I'm dealing with here.

Nicole: "Pressure"? It's my name on the line here.

Cass: If this doesn't go, I don't have anything. Do you understand that? Rex took everything -- my money, my reputation, my name, my --

Nicole: Kathleen. Oh, Cass, I'm sorry.

Cass: Look, I know that there's nothing I can do to get her back. But at least I can keep busy. I can try to make a few bucks. This is the best shot I have.

Nicole: Cass, you've hardly said a word all through breakfast.

Cass: Every time I open my mouth, you jump down my throat.

Nicole: Look, I'm sorry. That place is fine, ok?

Cass: Don't patronize me.

Nicole: Boy, you know, when I get mad at you, you yell at me, and when I'm nice to you, you yell at me.

Cass: I've got a lot riding on this.

Nicole: Does it occur to you that you're putting a lot of pressure on me?

Cass: Well, fine. Then let me help you by making some of these decisions.

Nicole: Here.

Cass: Thank you.

Nicole: Look, I know you've lost a lot the past few months, Cass.

Cass: I should never have talked about Kathleen.

Nicole: Well, no, you didn't. I did. But I understand a lot more now.

Cass: I'm not looking for your sympathy. I'm just trying to be realistic. If I can keep busy, then --

Nicole: I know, you won't have to think about her so much. I know.

Cass: I could use a vote of confidence.

Nicole: I have confidence in you. Cass, I do.

Cass: Yeah.

Nicole: It's just that there's a lot riding on this for me, too.

Cass: Well, fine. Then stick to the designing. Let me handle the business end.

Nicole: No.

Cass: Look, you're a very nice lady and you're a very, very talented designer, but quite frankly you don't know how to hustle.

Nicole: Oh -- oh, I don't?

Cass: Hey, at best, you're an amateur.

Nicole: And you're not?

Cass: Ask anybody. I turned pro years ago.

Nicole: Well, then, couldn't I get some apprenticeship lessons or something?

Cass: There's no time for that.

Nicole: Well, what about Christmas Day?

Cass: I'm working.

Nicole: Oh. So am I. Did Felicia get you to work at St. Elmo's?

Cass: Well, she tried, but I was already booked. I mean, outside of my working.

Nicole: I see.

Cass: You?

Nicole: Oh, same here.

Cass: Yeah?

Nicole: Except I always take time out to watch "It's a Wonderful Life."

Cass: You do?

Nicole: Mm-hmm. It's like a tradition with me.

Cass: Really?

Nicole: Mm-hmm.

Cass: You know who I really love in the movie?

Nicole: What?

Cass: Gloria Graham. When that scene where Jimmy Stewart compliments her on the dress and she says --

Nicole: Oh -- "well, this old thing? I only wear it when I don't care how I look."

Cass: Well, that's not a bad Gloria Graham, but I think you're more of the Donna Reed type.

Nicole: Really?

Cass: Oh, yeah.

Buffalo gals can't you come out tonight come out tonight

Cass and Nicole:

Come out tonight? Buffalo gals can't you come out tonight and dance by the light of the moon?

Cass: Well, I don't think we're going to get arrested for disturbing the peace. I guess we can be sort of harmonious if we try.

Nicole: I hope you have a Merry Christmas, Cass.

Cass: Thank you. I hope you do, too.

[Door closes, bells ring]

Nun: Well, are you sure you don't mind coming on Christmas Eve?

Second nun: It's so generous of all of you.

Mary: Believe me, it's really a help for us.

Jamie: I just checked with my service. There's no word on Dawn.

Mary: Oh. Boy, I hope Scott found out that we were here.

Cheryl: There he is.

Jamie: No luck?

Scott: We looked everywhere, I couldn't find her, and I ran into Chad, and he said you guys were over here.

Chad: She's still out there.

Mary: Anybody want coffee?

Scott: Yeah.

Chad: I'd love a cup.

Mary: Ok, come on, guys.

Cheryl: Scott, let me take your jacket.

Scott: Thanks.

Cheryl: Well, have a seat, ok?

Scott: Thanks. Oh --

Cheryl: Well, this time tomorrow, we'll be dishing out food. It's kind of a nice thing to do on Christmas, huh? I hope you won't be here.

Scott: What do you mean?

Cheryl: I -- I hope you will be with Dawn.

Scott: I just hope she's ok.

Cheryl: Yeah, me, too.

Scott: I want to tell you something, Cheryl. You've been really -- you're really terrific through all this.

Cheryl: Hey, we're friends, right?

Scott: Yeah.

Cheryl: I mean, that's how we started out. That's how we'll always be.

Ada: You're having a baby.

Amanda: I know you're probably mad at me.

Ada: I'm not mad.

Amanda: You're not exactly going to be happy.

Ada: I'm not happy, either.

Amanda: I never meant for any of this to happen.

Ada: Amanda, everybody makes mistakes.

Amanda: Yeah, but this is a big one.

Ada: Does Sam know?

Amanda: He -- he asked me to marry him. I said no.

Ada: Why?

Amanda: Because he didn't want to marry me. He just wanted to do the right thing.

Ada: I'm glad you said no.

Amanda: I'm scared, Grandma.

Ada: I'd be surprised if you weren't.

Amanda: I'm pregnant. I'm not married.

Ada: Not exactly what you had in mind, is it?

Amanda: Mom keeps telling me that it's up to me, it's my decision.

Ada: It is? When she was your age, there weren't many options.

Amanda: It doesn't seem like -- it seems like nothing is up to me. So much is happening, and I can't control anything.

Ada: That's because a lot has happened to you all at once.

Amanda: Tell me it's going to be ok.

Ada: We'll try to make it ok.

Amanda: There's just so much that's changing so fast.

Ada: You said that you think that Sam doesn't want to get married. How do you feel about him?

Amanda: I love him. I'll never love anybody else.

Ada: Oh, honey, I'm so sorry.

Amanda: So am I. Merry Christmas, Sam Fowler.

Singer: I'm wishing on star so far away you are I'm wishing on a dream

Sam: Merry Christmas, Amanda.

Singer: And I wish on all the rainbows that I've seen

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