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Another World Transcript Monday 12/8/03
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Nicole: Great. I'm glad you girls could make it. Come on in. On such short notice, too.
Woman: Sounds like a fun shoot.
Nicole: Well, I hope it will be. Why don't you just put your coats over here.
Woman: All right.
Cass: No, no, no, it's no problem at all. Are you kidding? We can't have you going thirsty --
Woman: Is the shooting upstairs?
Nicole: Yeah, it's going to be upstairs, so you can go on up, and I'll be there in just a minute.
Nicole: This is Gloria and Adele --
Nicole: The models I hired to do the shoot.
Nicole: Sorry, girls.
Second woman: What did she say?
First woman: What's with her?
Cass: Relax, ladies. I'll handle this. Nicole --
Nicole: I'm replacing them, Cass.
Cass: What kind of a way is this to do business, Nicole?
Nicole: We drew the line, remember? Your side is the financial and legal, my side is the creative.
Cass: Yes, but we arranged that --
Nicole: Yes, but hiring models is a creative decision. I'll be right up, girls. Go on up. I'll go with you.
Cass: Nicole, you can't do this!
Nicole: I just did.
Lisa: Hi. Did we startle you?
Rachel: No, not at all. I'm glad you could come.
Jamie: Hey, no trouble at all.
Lisa: Jamie wanted to see the inside of this place, anyway.
Jamie: Would you look at this place. It's been so long since I've been here.
Lisa: I love that front porch, the way it wraps around two sides.
Rachel: I know, but it needs a lot of work.
Jamie: You know, this kitchen -- Lisa, they don't make kitchens like this anymore.
Rachel: I know. I just wish they hadn't let it get so rundown.
Lisa: The yard is still pretty, though.
Rachel: Oh, it's always been lovely.
Jamie: But there's one thing that I don't understand, mom.
Jamie: What are we doing here?
Rachel: Well, I want to place a bid on it.
Rachel: Yeah, not for me.
Jamie: Well, for who? Oh. Now, wait a minute, mom.
Rachel: Why not? This is the Frame farm -- it always has been -- and you're a Frame.
Lisa: Jamie --
Rachel: Listen, I remember what you said on Christmas eve -- you know, about this place going to be sold and you were so upset about it because you loved it so much.
Jamie: You're thinking about buying this place for me?
Rachel: Well, it's not a sure thing. There are other people bidding for it.
Lisa: Well, do you think there will be a lot?
Rachel: I don't know, but I think we can outbid them.
Jamie: Mom, mom, I think we should probably think about this for a little bit.
Rachel: Well, there is some things we have to talk about.
Jamie: Well, like what?
Rachel: Well, somebody else wants it.
Rachel: Your uncle, Jason Frame. He's back.
Man: Mary, what is wrong? Is it something that I said?
Mary: You keep saying things that you know I don't understand.
Man: Like what?
Mary: Like -- like that you thought I was giving you the cold shoulder as I did in the past.
Man: Well, I still don't hold it against you.
Mary: The past is a blank to me. I told you that.
Man: Well, when we were working at love estate --
Mary: Yes, when we worked together -- I know.
Man: Well, a lot of people worked there. I mean, he had servants crawling out of the woodwork. Old man love worked them hard, but he paid them good. Of course, some didn't have to work quite as hard as others.
Mary: I don't think I want to talk about this anymore.
Man: Mary, hold it.
Mary: What do you think you're doing?
Mary: Please take your hand off me.
Man: I'm sorry. Mary, I just can't seem to do the right thing with you, ever.
Mary: Why are you so intent on bringing up the past?
Man: I'm not. I'm really not. It's just that I feel that you ought to be able to remember these things just as well as I can.
Mary: I can't.
Man: Mary, so help me, as God is my witness, I don't want to do anything that's going to upset you.
Mary: Yeah, sure.
Man: It's just that I see you, and the memories just come tumbling out.
Mary: Could we just drop this?
Man: The Love estate -- if you don't want to talk about it, fine. It is now a dead issue. Gone.
Mary: It's just I -- I get concerned about what people remember of me that I don't.
Man: Things that you did?
Mary: What things?
Vince: Ada, I can't carry everything at once!
Mary: Watch it, watch it!
Vince: Oh, gee. Oh, I'm sorry, Mary.
Mary: It's ok.
Vince: Oh, Jason, I meant to ask you -- did you go by the farm to get a look at it?
Jason: Yeah, yeah. It's fallen down the years over, you know.
Vince: Well, most things have, you know.
Jason: Yeah, most people.
Vince: Well, that's for sure, yeah.
Jason: Except, of course, Mary.
Vince: You hear that, Mary? He's still got a silver tongue, huh?
Vince: Well, so, what, you going to buy that, buy the farm?
Jason: Well, I sold the family place in Oklahoma years ago. This farm was the only place I've really, you know, thought of as home.
Vince: Yeah, home is important.
Jason: It is. I just hope I can afford it.
Vince: Hey, how about a refill on the house?
Jason: Well, thanks. Don't mind if I do.
Vince: Matter of fact, I'll join you. We'll make a little toast. Mary?
Mary: No, thank you. I have to go get some papers and go to work.
Vince: Oh, see you later.
Jason: Take care, Mary. See you again.
Vince: Bay City's newest gentleman farmer. That's what they're going to call you.
Jason: Oh, sure.
Vince: Yep. Write you up in magazines, lots of pictures of you and your hunting dogs.
Jason: Yeah, all three of us are a little flea-ridden.
Vince: Here's to you getting back your farm.
Jason: I hope so. Thanks, Vinny. To your health.
Jamie: Uncle Jason?
Rachel: Yeah. Do you remember him?
Jamie: I think I -- I met him only once.
Rachel: Well, he's back, and he wants the place.
Lisa: Is he a farmer?
Rachel: No. No, he's a career naval officer. He's been gone for 20 years.
Lisa: Look at this.
Rachel: Yes, I found those down in the basement.
Jamie: Oh, they must have left them when the house was sold.
Rachel: Look -- you and your dad.
Jamie: Oh, wow. That's so odd, you know? I mean, this is my father, and I barely remember what he looks like.
Rachel: Well, that happens. It was a long time ago.
Lisa: He's very handsome.
Rachel: Mm-hmm. Here's one of Jason Frame in his uniform.
Jamie: Oh, yeah. Huh.
Rachel: It's really odd, you know? I mean, he's been at sea for 20 years. He's never lived anywhere, and now all of a sudden, he wants to come back and settle down in Bay City and own a farm. It's sort of unbelievable.
Jamie: Well, it's no different than a doctor wanting the place.
Rachel: Yes, it's very different. You've lived here all your life. This is where you live. You need a place. You should have it if you want it.
Lisa: This really is a great old house, Jamie.
Rachel: Look at that. That's a fireplace. You could restore that. You could have a fire in your kitchen.
Lisa: And I bet there's hardwood floor under this linoleum --
Rachel: Yeah, I bet you're right.
Lisa: And you could put a big table there.
Rachel: I know. I mean, there's no question about it -- you'd have to do an awful lot of restoration. All the plumbing would have to be changed, but you could put in all the conveniences. You'd really have a terrific house.
Lisa: Do you know what hit me as soon as I walked in?
Lisa: These windows.
Rachel: Oh, yeah. Aren't they beautiful?
Rachel: So, what do you think?
Jamie: Well, I don't know. I mean, you know, buying the place, it's kind of -- it's kind of sudden.
Rachel: Well, you don't have to decide now. You have time to think about it.
Jamie: Yeah, yeah.
Rachel: Well, I've got to get back to "brava." I've got a meeting.
Rachel: So I'll see you later. Wait a minute.
Rachel: I've got it. This is a breakfast nook. Wouldn't it be perfect?
Rachel: I'll see you later, ok?
Jamie: Bye-bye, mom.
Lisa: Bye. I like it.
Jamie: Yeah, but buying the place?
Lisa: Why not if you love it?
Jamie: Well, I mean, I like it, yeah. It has a lot of potential.
Lisa: Here's the flyer --
Lisa: About the auction.
Jamie: Oh, yeah. It's happening soon, isn't it?
Jamie: So, what?
Lisa: So how do you feel? Do you want to live here?
Cass: You just hire two more models no matter what the cost?
Nicole: Oh, so the fact that you hired models first makes my decision a financial decision?
Cass: I didn't say that.
Nicole: Well, then what are you saying? We agreed to divide the decision making, Cass.
Cass: Oh, come on, this is ridiculous.
Nicole: What, that I want to exercise my judgment?
Cass: No, that you're wasting all this money just so you can exert your authority.
Nicole: Look, I hired the models that I wanted. Any wasted money is your problem.
Woman: They'll never figure this out.
Adele: Let's get out of here.
Woman: What a bummer.
Cass: Can you be reasonable?
Nicole: Oh, have I raised my voice?
Cass: Girls, wait. What -- girls, what's wrong? Hey!
Woman: Tension is bad for my complexion, you know?
Nicole: But it's all settled. Gloria and Adele?
Cass: Janice! Great.
Nicole: Now we have no models.
Cass: And I hope you're satisfied.
Nicole: I'm satis-- this is all my fault?
Cass: We were ready to shoot.
Nicole: You do. You think that you had nothing to do with this mess.
Cass: You know, sometimes I think you are the most --
Nicole: Come on. Go for it. Let me hear your innermost thoughts.
Cass: We can't keep doing this.
Nicole: No kidding. Look, I thought we settled this already. We drew the line.
Cass: Ok, so maybe I went over the line a little bit.
Nicole: A little bit?
Cass: Well, you should have said something.
Nicole: Cass, I did.
Cass: Yeah, after the fact. We should have talked first.
Nicole: Ah -- communication. Yeah, there's a thought.
Cass: And we wouldn't be arguing after one of us made a perfectly valid decision.
Nicole: Right. We could argue beforehand --
Cass: And get it squared away.
Cass: Fine. Agreed?
Cass: Good. So, now who do we get to model?
Nicole: Oh. I don't know. Uh -- we'll have to call a new modeling agency.
Nicole: Wait a minute.
Nicole: I was thinking about this before.
Cass: Oh, no. Is this going to cost money?
Nicole: No. What about one model?
Nicole: Yeah. You know, that way, we could present just one image -- the new look, just one look.
Cass: Yeah, yeah, yeah. I like that.
Cass: And let's get a name model, somebody that's highly identifiable.
Nicole: Sure. Why not? Oh, but what about the -- the money?
Cass: We'll work out some kind of deal, no problem.
Nicole: Ok. Well, then why don't we do it?
Cass: Fine. We'll reschedule the photo session for tomorrow.
Nicole: Well, tomorrow it is. You know, this may turn out to have been a good fight.
Cass: Yeah. Who would have thought?
Cass: But no more, please.
Nicole: Never. From now on, "communication" is our watchword.
Nicole: Let's get that book and get it done.
Donna: Oh, good, there you are. I think I have found the perfect room for my office. You know the big one upstairs with all the windows?
Donna: It would be great.
Cass: Office? Donna's working here?
Donna: Yes. I'll be managing the salon. Nicole? Didn't you tell Cass?
Cass: No. I think it must have slipped her creative little mind.
Donna: You know, I -- I will bet Cass is wondering how I qualify for this job.
Cass: What's to wonder, donna?
Donna: Well, he probably doesn't know about all my charity work.
Nicole: No, Cass doesn't know much about charity.
Donna: Well, the 22.6 million that I raised for charity over the last few years had a lot more to do with organizational ability that it did with charm.
Cass: How much did she say there?
Nicole: 22.6 million.
Cass: That's what I thought she said.
Donna: Yes, and second to my organizational abilities are my contacts. You see, I happen to know the women who would like to come visit the salon.
Nicole: Most of them personally.
Cass: Oh, yeah? Like who?
Donna: Um -- Martha Vandevere, Eleanor Audley. You know, women like that.
Cass: Oh, yeah?
Donna: Mm-hmm. Oh, plus, almost all the socially prominent women in Chicago. Oh, and Jackie, of course.
Cass: Jackie? That Jackie?
Donna: Mm-hmm. And I do happen to know about fashion, especially what looks good on them and what doesn't, and that way I will be able to describe to Nicole what would interest them.
Nicole: A little chat with Jackie.
Donna: Mm-hmm, mm-hmm. But the main thing is, you see, I happen to believe in my sister, in her talents.
Cass: Oh, well, we all do that.
Donna: Mm-hmm. Well, when I believe in something, I will do whatever it takes to make sure it succeeds.
Cass: Oh, Michael.
Nicole: Michael, hello.
Michael: Hi, Cass. Nicole, how are you? The door was unlocked, so I just let myself in.
Cass: Hey, no problem, you're welcome. Listen, why don't I show you around the joint.
Michael: Well, that would be great, but I'd like a few moments alone with Donna first, please. Hmm?
Nicole: Oh, absolutely. I was just going to show Cass a few swatches anyway. Come here.
Donna: Well, I'm so glad you came. Nicole needs all the support she can get, you know?
Michael: Well, it looks like you were doing pretty good at giving it to her.
Donna: Yes, I hope so.
Michael: You sounded very determined there -- you're going to do whatever it takes.
Donna: Yes. When I believe in something, I do whatever it takes to get it.
Michael: Does that apply to anything?
Donna: Or anybody.
Michael: Just remember, Donna -- there's a right way and a wrong way to go about it.
Lisa: This stove is cute.
Jamie: It's ugly.
Lisa: Oh, come on, it's atmosphere.
Jamie: Rustic dust.
Lisa: Boy, you've turned into such a cynic.
Jamie: Well, maybe.
Lisa: That's funny -- when we first walked in, you were in love with this place.
Jamie: No one was talking about buying the place then.
Lisa: You don't have to feel rushed. You have until the auction to decide what you want.
Jamie: That's right.
Lisa: But, there is a lot of room here. I bet even I could learn to cook in this kitchen.
Jamie: All these faces -- gosh.
Lisa: What faces?
Jamie: All these here. I wish I could have known them better.
Lisa: Do you remember any of them?
Jamie: Yeah, a few. My father used to bring me out here on Sundays. There was always cousins and aunts and uncles running around, you know?
Lisa: That must have been fun.
Jamie: Sometimes, yeah. I was always kind of a stranger out here, though.
Lisa: Why? You were part of the family.
Jamie: Well, my mother and father, they weren't -- they weren't married when I was born.
Lisa: You never told me that.
Jamie: Well, in fact, my mother, she -- she was married to a guy named Russ Matthews and I was named after his father, Jim.
Lisa: Didn't he ever know you weren't his son?
Jamie: She was kind of different back then. I mean, she was always great to me, but the Frames -- they weren't all that fond of her.
Lisa: No wonder you felt like an outsider.
Jamie: But, still, I -- I loved my father. I just wish I could have connected more with him, you know?
Lisa: I know.
Jamie: You know, I can't even tell you half their names and they're my relatives.
Lisa: Well, if you want to know, there's someone you could ask.
Lisa: That uncle that Rachel was talking about.
Jamie: Jason Frame.
Jason: I just don't know what happened when I went in that old house.
Vince: It really got you, huh?
Jason: I walked in the kitchen and it was though I had never, ever been away.
Vince: Memories get you like that sometimes.
Jason: Oh, they sure do. I could almost hear Emma's voice -- "hey, kid, wipe your feet!"
Vince: She was pretty serious about being the older sister.
Jason: Oh, she was. She did a good job. She raised her kids and us, as well.
Vince: Well, it must have been hard on her.
Jason: It was. Willis was a handful. Well, I guess I was a handful, too.
Vince: You guess?
Jason: Oh, thanks a lot. Hey, you know, every Sunday, she would bring everybody from the church over.
Jason: Well, close to everybody. But I tell you, on Saturday, she and Molly would spend all day in the kitchen getting --
Vince: Molly -- Molly was the second oldest girl?
Jason: Molly hated being in the kitchen on Saturday. I think she took after me.
Vince: Well, you never helped out.
Jason: Well, I would start, but then I -- you know my mind, and I'd wander off -- well, sneak off -- maybe out behind the barn for a smoke.
Vince: Oh, yeah, that's what we used to do -- smoke, yeah. Think we were real mysterious guys, yeah.
Jason: Well, if I wasn't doing that, the preacher would be in the parlor, I would be upstairs playing poker with money that I stole out of the cookie jar. You remember John Hudson?
Vince: He's back in Bay City.
Jason: Is he? I taught John how to play poker.
Vince: Is that right?
Jason: Yeah, that house does bring back memories, a lot of memories.
Vince: Now, wait a minute. Are you sure you really want to move back here?
Vince: Well, because, you know, sometimes the look on your face, it's hard to tell whether you're glad to be back or not.
Jason: Vinny, I wouldn't be here unless I wanted to be.
Vince: Well, yeah, but come on.
Jason: There are some things that I am curious about here, very curious. I'm not getting any younger, so I think it's about time I checked them out.
Vince: Like what? Things like -- like people, places, what?
Jason: Can I talk you out of a hot tea?
Vince: Sure. Only if you tell me why you really came back here.
Donna: Well, I've learned the hard way about getting what I want -- or losing it.
Michael: Donna, I'm sorry. I didn't want to come off sounding like I was giving a lecture.
Donna: No, you didn't.
Michael: You know what? I just want you to be happy.
Donna: You do? Well, I think I'm going to be very happy working here for Nicole.
Donna: Yes, I -- I didn't want to stay around in that big, old, empty house. I wanted to stay active.
Michael: Well, are you feeling ok?
Donna: Yes, I'm fine.
Michael: You know, I always thought you had a lot of talents that you never used.
Donna: You never said that.
Michael: You never asked. But I wish you good luck and a lot of success.
Donna: Thank you. Oh, wow.
Donna: Oh, this calendar. I just -- I just didn't realize new year's eve was so close.
Donna: You have plans?
Michael: Do I -- why? You got an idea about luring me up into a cabin in the wilderness again by chance, huh? Hmm?
Cass: So, are you ready for that little tour?
Michael: Well -- yeah, as a matter of fact, I am ready whenever you are, C.W.
Nicole: I hope you like the place, Michael.
Michael: I'm sure I will, Nicole. Can we go, huh?
Cass: I think you're going to love it. Come on.
Donna: See you later.
Cass: This is one of the few old mansions. It's still very --
Nicole: Donna, I just have one more phone call to make, and then I need to talk to you about shopping tomorrow at the Design Mart.
Donna: Oh. Oh, that's fine. Listen, I have a message in these files somewhere, too, I need to check out.
Nicole: Ok. I want to talk to you about furniture.
Donna: This is it.
Nicole: I'll be back in a minute.
Donna: Ok, fine. Good, ok. I know I've got to call her, but --
Reginald: Oh, I'm sorry. Did I frighten you?
Reginald: Well, the door was unlocked. You really must be careful about those things, dear. I could have been anyone.
Donna: You know, I really love this. I mean, here you come in uninvited and frighten me and tell me that it's my fault. You know, sometimes things never change, do they?
Reginald: My goodness, aren't we tense. Is something wrong?
Donna: What do you want?
Reginald: Well, I just came by to wish Nicole luck, offer her my congratulations.
Donna: Well, fine. She's on the phone, next room.
Reginald: You sure you're all right?
Donna: I'm positive.
Reginald: I know you're all alone there in the house these days -- no husband, pregnant.
Donna: I know about being alone. I was alone when I was pregnant with the twins. You saw to that.
Reginald: I did what I thought was right at the time, dear.
Donna: Well, I'm doing what I think is right now.
Reginald: Good for you.
Donna: You know, for your information, I'm not going to be alone, pregnant without a husband much longer.
Donna: Michael's moving back in.
Reginald: You're not serious?
Donna: Oh, I'm very serious. He knows the baby's his.
Donna: I had a test done, and it proved what I've known all along -- Michael is the father of my baby.
Lisa: Jamie, this place is gorgeous.
Lisa: Well, we could fix it up -- one room at a time.
Jamie: Yeah, in between patients at the hospital, sure.
Lisa: Well, you wouldn't have to do it. I could do it. We could even plant a garden.
Jamie: You could plant a garden in some of the dirt in some of these rooms.
Lisa: Say what you like. The more I see, the more I love it.
Jamie: I've noticed.
Lisa: It's peaceful. I bet this place is wonderful in the summer.
Jamie: Yeah, and in the winter, I'm sure the heating bills are astronomical.
Lisa: Why are you being so negative?
Jamie: Am I?
Lisa: When we walked into this place, you were in love with it.
Jamie: Well, when we walked into this place, I didn't know I was going to buy it.
Lisa: You sure that's all that's bothering you?
Lisa: Maybe it's something else.
Jamie: Like what?
Lisa: Maybe it's us.
Jason: Why did I come back? That's very complicated, Vinny.
Vince: Well, it can't be too complicated.
Jason: There are some things about myself --
Ada: Hey, muscles, I thought you were going to help me out with this stuff.
Vince: Oh! I completely forgot. I'm sorry. Here. I got it. Where do you want them?
Ada: Right here. Thanks a lot.
Vince: Well, like I always say -- if you want a job done right, do it yourself.
Ada: That's catchy. The guy from the beer distributor is in the kitchen.
Vince: Ooh. I want to talk to him. He shorted us last month. I'll see you, Jason.
Ada: Did you go out to the farm?
Jason: Yeah. I'm going to put a bid in on it.
Ada: You think that's wise?
Jason: Why not?
Ada: Old memories go deep.
Jason: I know that.
Ada: Buying that place, you might just kick up some of the past.
Jason: The past doesn't bother me, and I guess if no one else is bothered by it, then I don't got a problem, do I?
Ada: Whatever you say.
Mary: Ada, I need some change.
Ada: Help yourself. I've got to go check on some orders.
Jason: You must be a very privileged customer.
Mary: I used to work here.
Jason: Mary, I would like to try and apologize if I offended you in any way earlier.
Mary: Let's just forget it, why don't we?
Jason: No, I would feel much better if I knew if I was forgiven.
Mary: Ok, sure. Fine. You're forgiven.
Jason: Thank you. That still means a great deal to me after all these years. It does. I forgot -- I got a poker game. I feel very lucky today. I'll see you again.
Reginald: Now, you may have told your stable-boy and he may have been stupid enough to believe it, but I'm your father, remember?
Donna: Michael and I spent Christmas Eve and Christmas together.
Reginald: Really? All alone, were you?
Donna: Yes, at the ski-lodge, and he has forgiven me for everything.
Reginald: I hate seeing you delude yourself this way.
Donna: Oh, I am not deluding myself, you are.
Reginald: You had the paternity test done?
Donna: Yes. And he saw the results and he knows the baby is his and he has forgiven me completely. Now, look, why don't you just get out of here.
Reginald: No. I think I would rather hear it from his lips, if you don't mind.
Reginald: Well, Hudson? Have you seen the test results? Is all forgiven?
Reginald: Well, how about it?
Donna: Michael, I --
Reginald: No, no. No prompting, please. I know that Michael likes to speak for himself.
Michael: Yes, I do. I saw those test results. They proved that I am the father. That good enough?
Reginald: Well --
Reginald: Naturally, if you say so.
Michael: I just did, didn't I?
Michael: Of course, Reg, if you'd like to see the test results, I'm sure that can be arranged.
Reginald: No, I don't see that --
Michael: Well, good. Then everything is settled, isn't it? So, is there anything else you'd like to know before you leave?
Nicole: Ok. I'm finally through making all these phone calls. Oh. I didn't know you were here.
Reginald: Yes, I'm -- I came by to congratulate you on a job well done.
Nicole: Oh, well, it's hardly done. We've only just started here.
Reginald: Well, still, congratulations are definitely in order.
Reginald: And just think, you did it without touching one dime of your trust fund money.
Nicole: You know, people can make it in life without inheriting money.
Cass: All right. The agency just finally gave me a list of absolutely wonderful -- well, well, well. A visitation.
Reginald: Hello, Cass.
Cass: To what do we owe this pleasure? No, don't tell me. Let me guess. You've finally come out of the closet and you're openly buying your own dresses.
Reginald: That's very amusing.
Cass: Gee, I'm sorry, Reg, but our line for the larger woman isn't in production yet. You're going to have to wait. But don't despair. Leave me your measurements, and I'll give you a call.
Reginald: My very best wishes, Nicole. Goodbye.
Cass: Bye. Visit again.
Nicole: You are so bad.
Cass: I know, but I'm so good at it.
Nicole: You know, he really thought I couldn't make it without an inheritance.
Cass: Well, you haven't yet. Come here.
Cass: I want your full approval on the model we choose for the shoot tomorrow.
Nicole: Oh, ok.
Cass: I'll show you what we got.
Donna: Thank you. You know, I'm really sorry. I don't know quite what came over me. I guess I just wanted to see the look on his face.
Michael: Yeah. Did you take the test?
Donna: No. No, Jamie said that it would be dangerous for the baby, and of course I wouldn't do that.
Michael: That's what I thought.
Donna: Still, it was so nice of you to --
Michael: No, no. Hey -- now, you know me. I just enjoy sticking it to your father any chance I get. I really enjoyed it.
Donna: It's all going to turn out the same anyway. I'll just have the paternity test done after the baby's born.
Michael: Donna, I -- I don't really want to talk about that right now.
Donna: Well, unless, of course, you just believe me, and then I wouldn't have to have the test done at all.
Michael: Oh, I see. It's that easy. That you speak, and I believe you.
Donna: Yes, because it's the truth.
Michael: And then everything is taken care of and we go out and celebrate new year's eve.
Donna: Is that an invitation?
Jamie: Us? No, wait. I don't understand. How could the problem be us? Come on.
Lisa: No, never mind.
Jamie: Tell me.
Lisa: No. I didn't mean it to sound like that.
Jamie: Ok. But something made you say it. Now, was it something that I said?
Jamie: Then it was something I did.
Lisa: No, Jamie. It's nothing.
Jamie: Well, then what was it? What is it?
Lisa: Christmas Eve, we drove out here.
Jamie: Yeah, we came here.
Lisa: And you were talking about your dream of maybe owning this place someday, and I --
Lisa: I don't know, I just was getting overly romantic. And the next morning, you gave me that little jewelry box, and before I opened it, I thought --
Jamie: You thought it was a ring. You thought it was an engagement ring.
Lisa: Jamie, it was all in my own head. I know that.
Jamie: Oh, I didn't realize.
Lisa: Jamie, it's ok. It was just the snow and the lights and, you know, and it was Christmas, and -- I'm sorry.
Jamie: Oh, no, don't you be sorry.
Lisa: I feel really stupid.
Jamie: No, don't you feel stupid, either. Listen, there's just something that you have to understand.
Jamie: Marriage for me is -- look, I know it's not a problem for you, but it's a problem for me. I've been married twice. Both times, it was a disaster.
Lisa: I know.
Jamie: Yeah, and the idea of marriage is -- for me, it's a lot different now. It's a very big responsibility.
Lisa: Of course.
Jamie: Buying this place would be a very big responsibility, and I don't want to do either one until I know it's right.
Lisa: I understand.
Jamie: It's not that I'm never going to get married again. That's not it. I love you. I love you very much, and it's only natural that you would think that eventually we would --
Lisa: Jamie, listen, that's enough talk. It's getting kind of cold in here. Why don't we go.
Jamie: Lisa --
Lisa: Let's go.
Ada: You went out to the farmhouse, too?
Ada: Did you happen to run into Jason Frame?
Rachel: Wait a minute -- you knew he was back in town?
Ada: I wanted to call you, but I got too busy. I kept hoping he'd go away.
Rachel: He won't. He wants the farm.
Ada: Did you tell him you were bidding on it?
Rachel: Yes. He was very quick to tell me I'd be wasting my time.
Ada: Oh. You two didn't hug and kiss and talk about the good old days?
Rachel: I guess neither of us could remember them. I was hardly his favorite person.
Ada: Or anybody else's in the Frame family.
Rachel: Except Steve.
Ada: When it suited him.
Ada: Ok, ok, ok.
Rachel: Anyway, Jamie needs the farm.
Ada: Did Jamie tell you that?
Rachel: Not in so many words. But I mean, you know, he's a Frame. It's practically his birthright.
Ada: Jason Frame won't see it that way.
Rachel: I don't care. All I care about is Jamie. Jamie needs a place of his own. This way, the farm will get back in the family.
Ada: How high you going to bid on it?
Rachel: I'll outbid Jason.
Ada: He's not going to walk away from a fight, you know.
Rachel: So what?
Ada: Rachel, this might start out like a game, but it's not going to end up that way, not with you and the Frame family. Do you really want to take them on again?
Rachel: Mom, I'm not going to war with the Frame family. I'm trying to buy a farm.
Ada: Which Jason Frame thinks should be his.
Rachel: Why are you all of a sudden defending him?
Ada: I couldn't care less about him. I'm trying to protect you.
Rachel: From what? Jason can't hurt me.
Ada: Where have I heard that before?
Ada: Hi, sweetheart.
Rachel: Hey, sweetie.
Jamie: Hi, Grandma.
Ada: How you doing?
Jamie: I'm good, thanks.
Rachel: Where's Lisa?
Jamie: She had to run an errand. She's going to meet me here in a few minutes. Grandma, you by any rare chance have any more of that blueberry pie?
Ada: Blueberries? At this time of the year? Are -- what?
Ada: Apple. Coming up.
Rachel: So, did you decide?
Jamie: Well, mom, it's a nice house and all that, but I don't think I can afford it.
Rachel: I told you I'd help with the down payment.
Jamie: Well, I know, I know. But --
Rachel: You could pay me back.
Jamie: It's not just the house, mom.
Jamie: Oh, great.
Ada: Here you go, sweetheart.
Jamie: Thanks, Grandma.
Ada: Yeah. You want anything else, give me a yell. I'll be in the back.
Jamie: Thank you.
Rachel: Lisa seemed very enthusiastic. Is that the problem?
Jamie: Yeah, yeah. You know, working on that house together and living there, it would tie us together in a way that --
Rachel: You couldn't get out of easily.
Jamie: Exactly. If I get married again, I want it to last. No more dead ends for this guy, you know?
Rachel: I agree with that. It's just that if we don't place a bid on it, we'll probably lose it.
Jamie: Yeah, well, if we lose it, we lose it, I guess.
Rachel: Ok, honey. I understand. I certainly don't want to force you into anything you're not ready for -- not a house, not a marriage.
Jamie: Oh, hey, listen, I snatched some of these photos from the old house on the way out.
Rachel: Oh, yeah?
Jamie: Yeah. They're kind of dirty. They need to be cleaned up, but I'm getting kind of curious about my family.
Jamie: And I'm really interested to meet uncle Jason again. Do you think he'll remember me?
Rachel: You listen to me. Jason is nothing like your father. Nothing.
Jason: Hey, can't you stay away from a poker game?
Man: Hey, I never miss a good poker game, man.
Jason: Took the words right out of my mouth. I'm here to win a bundle tonight.
Man: Let me guess -- a woman, right?
Jason: Oh, I got a piece of property I want to get my hands on.
Man: That's what I said -- a woman, right?
Jason: What's the hang up, here?
Man: Waiting on one more player. Oh, and don't start on any of that aces and deuces wild stuff, huh?
Second man: What, you don't like a little change in the odds?
Man: I'm here to play poker, down and dirty.
Second man: I hear you.
[Knock on door]
Reginald: Sorry I'm late, gentlemen.
Jason: Mr. Love, you opening tonight?
Michael: No, that's not an invitation. That was more of a warning. There's not going to be any New Year's Eve rescues this year.
Donna: You don't have to worry. I was just kidding.
Donna: So, do you have plans, though?
Michael: Yeah, I have plans.
Donna: You're going out?
Donna: Yeah, well, me, too.
Michael: Well, good.
Donna: You know, I've been checking the mail lately.
Michael: The mail?
Donna: Yes. I've been looking for the final divorce papers. It's been taking so long, I --
Michael: Well, they sometimes take time.
Donna: You wouldn't be delaying them for any reason, would you?
Michael: No. Donna, you know, you don't take this seriously, do you?
Donna: Yes, of course I take it seriously. I told you I've been checking the mail, and since they haven't been coming, I just -- Michael, I mean, we spent Christmas eve together and Christmas --
Michael: Donna, you know something? Uh --
Michael: I have a feeling that we are about to have one of those circular conversations that we get into, so I'm going to go, ok?
Donna: All right. Well, I'll see you later, then.
Michael: I'm sure you will. Yes, indeed. Merry Christmas. Oh, happy New Year. Hi.
Cass: Happy New Year.
Michael: You have a beautiful place here. You have a real find, and you should be very proud.
Nicole: Well, thank you. Thanks for coming.
Michael: My pleasure.
Cass: Wait a second.
Cass: You're leaving. I wanted to kick around a few ideas with you. You got another minute?
Michael: Yeah. I got my boots on. Let's kick.
Cass: Step into my kitchen.
Michael: I will.
Donna: Well, see you soon.
Donna: Who can I get to take me out on New Year's Eve? Strictly platonic.
Nicole: What are you cooking up now?
Jamie: There she is. Hi.
Jamie: You feeling better?
Lisa: I'm fine.
Jamie: Sit down, sit down. Have a seat.
Lisa: Jamie, I'm sorry if you -- if you thought --
Jamie: I said no more apologies, ok?
Lisa: I just don't want you to think that I was pushing you.
Jamie: I know that. There's just a bunch of things we should talk about.
Lisa: Uh-huh. I just don't want you to feel uncomfortable around me.
Jamie: I have never, ever -- I repeat, ever -- felt uncomfortable around you.
Jamie: I love you.
Lisa: I love you, too.
Jamie: All I meant to say was that we should take our time. I have made enough mistakes.
Lisa: I know.
Jamie: Good. I'm glad you understand. It will all work out somehow.
Donna: I just need an escort for New Year's Eve.
Nicole: I know you, Donna. You're up to something.
Donna: Cabin worked, didn't it? Trust me, I'm your big sister.
Nicole: I don't think you should try any more tricks.
Donna: Michael understands me.
Nicole: Are you sure?
Donna: Mm-hmm. He loves me.
Nicole: He told you that?
Donna: Yes. You saw the way he stood up to father for me just now. No --
Nicole: Yeah, but that doesn't necessarily mean that you two will get back --
Donna: No. No, no. He's not going to go through with this divorce. I mean, the divorce papers are so late now, it's pathetic.
Nicole: Well, Donna, lawyers sometimes get busy, you know.
Donna: No. No, I know he's not going to do it. I'm going to trust my instincts on this one. So, are you going to help me or not?
Nicole: Well -- well, what could I do?
Donna: Well, I just want you to help me think of someone that's going to make Michael, you know, a little jealous.
Nicole: Hmm. Well, how about Cass?
Donna: Please, not Cass. I don't want a date that's going to take me out for pity. I want a date date.
Nicole: A date date.
Nicole: Right. Um -- hey, what about --
Donna: What? Who?
Nicole: You know, what's-his-name. You know, the guy with the Sandy -- Sandy hair. He had a really nice --
Donna: Charles McBride.
Nicole: Yeah, Charles.
Donna: Of course. That's perfect. I don't know why I didn't think of that. I mean, he is back in town. He's already called me and asked me out to dinner.
Nicole: Of course, he's hardly Michael.
Donna: Of course he's not. Then again, let's just see what Charles McBride is doing for New Year's Eve, huh?
Nicole: Donna, I just hope that you know what you're doing.
Donna: Trust me.
Reginald: What are you doing here?
Jason: Same thing you are. I'm just here for a friendly game of poker.
Man: Yeah, ok. Let's ante up.
Reginald: Gentlemen, if you'll excuse me. Frankly, I've lost my appetite for cards today.
Man: You sure have some effect on that guy.
Second man: I never saw Reginald Love walk away from anybody before.
Jason: Probably knows that with me playing, he can't win. As a matter of fact, he doesn't have a chance.
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