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Another World Transcript Thursday 12/18/03

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Jamie: Oh, my gosh. What smells so good? Ooh.

Lisa: Lasagna.

Jamie: Oh, that looks great! Look at this. Mmm.

Lisa: That's for dinner.

Jamie: Mmm. Look at all this food -- antipasto, Italian bread, and vino -- ooh! Ya!

Lisa: And risotto with mushrooms.

Jamie: This reads like a menu out of an Italian restaurant.

Lisa: It is. I ordered out.

Jamie: You sly devil, you.

Lisa: Well, I didn't want to take any chances tonight.

Jamie: Hmm, well, I'm very impressed.

Lisa: I hope your uncle Jason is.

Jamie: When do we get to mange?

Lisa: As soon as he gets here. You told him 9:00, didn't you?

Jamie: I did, and it's 9:20. Huh.

Lisa: I would think a navy man would be punctual.

Jamie: Maybe I should have told him 21:00 hours. Hope my directions were clear.

Lisa: Hmm. You've been looking forward to this, haven't you?

Jamie: Yeah, I've got a lot I want to ask him.

Lisa: About the Frames?

Jamie: And my father.

Lisa: Does Rachel know that he's coming to dinner tonight?

Jamie: Yeah, I think I mentioned it. Why?

Lisa: Hmm, just wondering.

Jamie: Come on, tell me.

Lisa: Rachel doesn't seem to like Jason very much.

Jamie: She hardly knows him.

Lisa: I just hope that getting to know him is not going to cause problems between you and your mom.

Jason: Wait a minute.

Reginald: I have nothing to say to you.

Jason: No, I think we better talk.

Reginald: Get out of my way.

Jason: You got the wrong impression upstairs just now.

Reginald: Do I have to call security?

Jason: You misunderstood what I was trying to say.

Reginald: You're assuming that I could ever care about anything you say.

Jason: I think you could care, so why don't you invite me in for a drink, and I will tell you why.

Amanda: Sam told you he wasn't going to Paris?

Julie Ann: He said it would be too hard.

Amanda: Who was he talking to?

Julie Ann: Cheryl McKinnon.

Amanda: Great.

Julie Ann: He wasn't with her. He just saw her at Mary's Place.

Amanda: She knows about the baby.

Julie Ann: She guessed, and I had to tell her. Did you hear what I said?

Amanda: He can't go, knowing that he has a child here? I don't believe that.

Julie Ann: He was reading one of these, too, Amanda.

Amanda: That's why I saw him at the library.

Julie Ann: He really does care.

Amanda: I know he said he'd help me with the baby and everything.

Julie Ann: It's not just the baby. He cares about you, too.

Amanda: No, no, he doesn't.

Julie Ann: He wouldn't give up an opportunity to go to Paris. He's reading books on parenting. Doesn't that tell you something, Amanda?

Amanda: It tells me he feels guilty, that's all.

Julie Ann: A child-support payment would take care of that. It's very clear. Sam loves you.

Cass: Nicole!

Nicole: I just got in, for Pete's sake. What?

Cass: You got to get out of the shower! Nicole?

[Cass pounds on door]

Nicole: What? No, I don't! Just leave me alone!

Cass: Come on -- Nicole!

Nicole: I'll just pretend he isn't there.

Cass: Nicole! Oh, pigheaded, stubborn --

Nicole: Such a beautiful feeling I'm happy again I'm singing in the rain just singing in the rain

Cass: Ow. Oh! Nicole! Nicole! The house is on fire, Nicole!

Nicole: Oh, knock it off, Cass! I'll leave you some hot water.

Cass: Nicole!

Cass: Nicole, will you open up?

Nicole: Unbelievable. He won't even let me take a shower.

Cass: Come on, Nicole, open up! Nicole, will you open up? What's the matter with you? There's a fire!

Nicole: What do you think you're doing? Are you out of your mind?

Cass: I'm telling you, this house is on fire!

Nicole: What's that smoke? What house?

Cass: This house!

[Nicole gasps]

Nicole: Oh! My salon! Cass! There's a fire! Cass, there's a fire in the house! There's a fire!

Cass: I know --

Nicole: There's a fire in here!

Cass: That's what I've been trying to tell you, Sherlock.

Nicole: Of course we -- we'll go through my room. Oh, how could this happen?

Cass: How should I know?

Nicole: Oh, we have to --

Cass: Ah!

Nicole: What?

Cass: The knob is hot!

Nicole: We have to figure out how to get out of here.

Cass: Oh --

[Nicole grunts]

Nicole: Help me, Cass.

Cass: What are you doing?

Nicole: Oh, I'm trying to figure out if we can get out this way.

Cass: No, don't jump! We're three stories up!

Nicole: No, I'm not going to jump. Wait, wait, here's a drainpipe. We can go out this way, slide down the drainpipe.

Cass: Are you kidding?

Nicole: No, I'm not kidding!

Cass: It won't hold us, Nicole!

Nicole: Come on!

Cass: It's not going to hold us!

Nicole: I'm not going to sit here and watch my stuff go up in smoke.

Cass: Well, you go first.

Nicole: Come on! Cass!

Cass: Do I have any choice?

Nicole: Hurry up!

Cass: I'm coming! Jeez.

Jason: I like rye with ginger before dinner.

Reginald: If you think you're getting dinner out of me, you've got another thing coming.

Jason: I don't want to eat with you. I just want to talk to you, Reginald.

Reginald: All right, what do you want?

Jason: I'll get straight to the point.

Reginald: And make it short.

Jason: You misunderstood what I was trying to say.

Reginald: I don't even remember what you were trying to say. That's how I react to people of no consequence.

Jason: That's funny. I thought you showed a great deal of concern when I mentioned that night.

Reginald: I was going along in the vain hope that I would be rid of you.

Jason: Reginald, you and I go back a long, long time.

Reginald: You were my horse trainer. That's all.

Jason: A nice arrangement, a very nice arrangement.

Reginald: I already have a horse trainer, if that's what you're here to see me about.

Jason: I can't go back and do something like that again. Never look back. You move forward. That's my motto.

Reginald: A very wise one.

Jason: Unless there's something of importance that you should go back for. Which is why I think I could probably make a very nice business arrangement with you.

Reginald: Oh, please.

Jason: A partnership.

Reginald: Me form a partnership with you?

Jason: You're going to need somebody like me for a friend, and very soon.

Reginald: Really? And why is that?

Jason: Because of what I know about the night of the fire.

Reginald: Don't try to bluff me, Frame. You were long gone by then. Do you think I have no memory?

Jason: I came back.

Reginald: You what?

Jason: I was here that night. See you.

Reginald: That's impossible. Wait a minute.

Reginald: He was here?

Amanda: Just because he's reading books on parenting --

Julie Ann: If he's that interested in the baby, it means he's interested in you, too.

Amanda: That's not necessarily true.

Julie Ann: Then why would he give up this great opportunity of working in Paris?

Amanda: Maybe he doesn't like to travel.

Julie Ann: To Paris? An artist? Be serious, Amanda.

Amanda: I can think of plenty of good reasons why he'd want to stay in Bay City.

Julie Ann: He said he wanted to stay because of the baby.

Amanda: Right. And what makes you think that that means that he loves me?

Julie Ann: Ok, worst possible scenario -- single guy sleeps with a girl he doesn't care about, and then she gets pregnant. He gets a high-paid opportunity to get out of town. What do you think he's going to do?

Amanda: I don't know --

Julie Ann: Oh, come on, face it, Amanda. He's staying because he wants to be with you.

Amanda: Only because I'm pregnant.

Julie Ann: With his baby, the baby the two of you made together.

Amanda: When he thought that I was someone else!

Julie Ann: He did ask you to marry him.

Amanda: Only because he doesn't want my father to raise his child.

Julie Ann: What more proof do you want?

Amanda: A lot.

Julie Ann: It's very simple. You and Sam belong together.

Amanda: No. It won't work. He hates me. He hates the way I live.

Julie Ann: Look, he wants to take part in raising his child, and he wants to be a part of your life!

Amanda: Well, I don't want a man that doesn't love me in my life. I don't want any of this.

Amanda: Grandma, what are you doing here?

Ada: Your mother and father went to a late supper, and Rachel asked me to --

Amanda: Check up on me.

Ada: I'm glad she did.

Julie Ann: We were just discussing Sam and the baby.

Amanda: It's not important, Julie Ann.

Ada: What about Sam and the baby?

Julie Ann: I saw Sam at Mary's Place, and he was intently reading a book about being a father.

Ada: It's a start.

Julie Ann: And I was trying to convince Amanda that he really does care about her.

Ada: And you don't buy it, right?

Amanda: I really just don't want to talk about Sam right now, Grandma.

Ada: Well, it doesn't do any good to keep it all inside. No wonder you're upset.

Amanda: I'm not upset. I just don't want people fussing over me, that's all.

Julie Ann: Well, someone has to. You won't fuss over yourself.

Amanda: I'm not the only woman to ever get pregnant without being married.

Ada: No, but that doesn't mean that you have to handle the whole thing all by yourself.

Amanda: I got myself into it. I can handle it.

Ada: Now, that's just dumb. There are an awful lot of people around here who love you and who want to help you.

Amanda: I don't want help! I've caused enough trouble with this baby as it is. I'm tired of hurting people, and I don't want any more problems.

Ada: Amanda --

Amanda: Grandma, please, I love you. Just leave me alone.

Ada: No! Now, please wait.

Amanda: Grandma --

Ada: Julie Ann, would you excuse us for a minute?

Julie Ann: Sure. Have you eaten?

Amanda: I'm not hungry.

Julie Ann: Ok.

Amanda: Nobody listens to me!

Ada: I'm listening. Talk to me.

Amanda: I'm tired of talking about me and this baby.

Ada: Ok. Then I'll talk about me and my baby.

Jamie: I don't know why my mother has to be so suspicious of Jason.

Lisa: It's part of her past that she'd rather forget.

Jamie: Well, it's part of my past I want to know about.

Lisa: She seemed worried about it when she was here the other day.

Jamie: Oh, I'm sorry about that, but I can't always do what she wants.

Lisa: I know.

Jamie: She said that Jason was the black sheep of the Frame family.

Lisa: What does that mean? Rebellious?

Jamie: Well, just different, I guess. A nonconformist.

Lisa: Hmm. Is that why you're so interested in him?

Jamie: Oh, he was so different than I am. I mean, he joined the navy and traveled all over the world.

Lisa: So you didn't see him much when you were growing up.

Jamie: No, no, it's -- I mean, I got the odd post card every now and then from exotic places. It always seemed kind of glamorous to me.

Lisa: Well, all of his travels have not done much for his manners. He's almost an hour late.

Jamie: Yeah, I know. You'd think he would at least call if he knew he was going to be late, huh?

Lisa: Do you think he's forgotten?

Jamie: I don't know. Maybe mom was right about him.

[Doorbell rings]

Jamie: I'll get it.

Lisa: Ok.

Jamie: Ahem.

Jason: Should I throw my hat in first?

Jamie: We didn't think you were going to make it.

Jason: I am not used to fighting city traffic.

Jamie: Come on in.

Jason: How you doing? How do you ever get to the hospital?

Jamie: I beg your pardon?

Jason: Well, if she's always that beautiful, how can you leave the house?

[Jamie laughs]

Lisa: Thank you, Mr. Frame.

Jason: Jason, please. Just plain old Jason.

Lisa: Oh, thank you.

Jason: Sure. Oh, and for my host.

Jamie: Whoa! Thank you. This is a great wine.

Jason: Yeah, but that's what the guy in the liquor store said, but what do I smell that -- I thought you said you weren't much of a cook.

Jamie: We were just about to sit down to eat. Ahem.

Jason: Yeah, I wouldn't blame you. I know it's an absolute sin to keep a beautiful woman waiting, so --

Lisa: Why don't you sit down.

Jason: Thanks. It smells fantastic.

Jamie: Was it just the -- just the traffic that delayed you?

Jason: Well, that was part of it. A little business meeting, too, that ran a little later than I thought.

Jamie: Something good?

Jason: Well, if it goes the way I think it's going to go, it could be very good.

Nicole: I don't know what would have happened if you two hadn't been driving by.

Adam: Actually, Vicky saw the fire first.

Vicky: Yeah, well, we saw you coming down the drainpipe.

Adam: And then I called the fire department.

Cass: I just hope they got here in time.

[Crash]

Cass: What's it look like upstairs, guys?

Fireman: Mostly smoke damage.

Cass: Well, that's something, I guess. What's the matter?

Nicole: Oh, my sketches -- where are they?

Cass: In your room?

Nicole: Oh, ok. Wait, wait -- oh, no, no, no. I have them down here. Oh, my gosh. That's three weeks' work. If we can't find them, Cass -- oh.

[Nicole gasps]

Nicole: Here they are!

Fireman: You two were lucky.

Second fireman: Yeah, five more minutes and the whole place would have gone up.

Vicky: You're getting pretty swift with those narrow escapes, aunt Nicole.

Cass: Is that why you developed your drainpipe technique?

Nicole: Oh, I learned that from Donna.

Vicky: Donna?

Nicole: Yeah, when we were kids. We used to slide down the drainpipe all the time, she, Peter, and I.

[Vicky laughs]

Cass: At the mansion?

Nicole: Yeah. Then we used to go for midnight swims and -- we always scared my mother to death.

Adam: Can you tell where that fire started?

Fireman: The storage room.

Second fireman: A can of spot remover must have caught fire.

Nicole: The storage room? My fabric!

Adam: No.

Nicole: No, please --

Fireman: I'm sorry, miss.

Nicole: I got to see my fabric --

Fireman: I'm sorry, miss. I'm afraid the fire got everything.

Nicole: Everything? All my fabric for the show. What am I going to do?

Cass: We'll think of something.

Nicole: The show is in four weeks.

Cass: I'll go to the design mart first thing in the morning.

Nicole: Cass, I spent days looking for that fabric. And what about the money?

Cass: I take care of the business, remember? I promise you won't be delayed any more than a day.

Adam: Cass, can I talk to you for a second?

Cass: Yeah, sure. Why do you think they invented insurance companies? Now, don't worry.

Vicky: Cass will take care of this. He's like that.

Nicole: Oh, I hope so.

Vicky: I'm just so glad you're all right.

Nicole: Oh, thanks, honey.

Vicky: You know, you're one of the few people in this world that I can really talk to and care about. Look, this is going to be all over the newspapers and news. Do you want me to call Donna and tell her you're ok?

Nicole: No, oh, no. I'd better tell her.

Vicky: Yeah, you'd better. I would say something stupid and she'd get hysterical and I'd --

Nicole: It was nice of you to offer, though. I know it's tough for you to talk to Donna.

Vicky: I'd do anything for you.

Nicole: You know, she does love you.

Vicky: Well, I love you, and I'm glad you're all right.

Cass: Are you sure about this?

Fireman: It has all the signs.

Adam: Look, we'll get our men working on it right away, Cass.

Cass: The insurance company's going to want some kind of positive proof, you know.

Adam: If it's here, we'll find it.

Cass: Well, keep me posted.

Adam: Yeah.

Vicky: Look, I'm going to go upstairs and get you a robe, ok?

Nicole: Thanks.

Cass: How do you feel?

Nicole: Burnt out, if you'll pardon the pun.

Cass: Maybe you should get some sleep, huh?

Nicole: Do you know if my bedroom was damaged?

Cass: Yours is fine. Mine's the one that's going to need a little airing out.

Nicole: All that fabric up in smoke.

Cass: We'll be ok.

Nicole: You're right, I guess. Oh, God, it's just hitting me. Cass, we could have been --

Cass: But we weren't.

Nicole: I hate fires.

Cass: I don't know anybody that likes them.

Nicole: Upstairs -- I mean, if I would have just even stopped for one minute to think what was happening --

Cass: But you didn't, you didn't. You were like a rock through the whole thing.

Nicole: On the outside.

Cass: I mean it. You got a lot of guts. I'm proud of you.

Jason: That has got to be the greatest lasagna I've had since I was in Italy.

Jamie: Just like out of a real Italian restaurant -- ow!

Lisa: Thank you, Jason.

Jason: You're beautiful. Obviously, a great cook. You're a lucky guy.

Jamie: Yeah, I think so.

Jason: And I hear you got other talents, too.

Lisa: Oh?

Jason: Yeah. Aren't you a psychic?

Lisa: Yes, I am. You don't think that's weird?

Jason: No. I believe in that stuff.

Lisa: You do?

Jason: Yeah. I've traveled to so many different places and I have seen so many different things that I would believe just about anything. Of course, Terri thinks it's a bunch of nonsense.

Jamie: Terri?

Jason: Yeah, my daughter. Your cousin. You have three of them -- no, you got three more -- four. Well, but if you count Hal, then you got five more.

Jamie: Why wouldn't I count him?

Jason: Hey, I like kids, ok? All right, now, tell me about these feelings you get.

Lisa: Well, I receive vibrations of energy from people or things or places, and somehow I'm able to translate it into words.

Jason: Do you ever see anything?

Lisa: Well, sometimes, but it's mostly thoughts and nonphysical perceptions.

Jason: Ok, we can assume important stuff here. What do you perceive about me?

Lisa: Well, I don't just pull things out of a hat.

Jason: Oh, don't worry. You're not going to hurt my feelings. Whatever you --

Lisa: It's not that.

Jason: Yeah.

Lisa: I could tell you what I feel just by the little I've been with you.

Jason: Great. How about the future? I need some -- some long-range advice about now.

Lisa: Well, you're a man who wants to settle down.

Jason: Yeah, at last, I do, right. Right!

Lisa: You want to get to know your family better.

Jason: These are easy. Come on, I want something from the future, something of importance.

Lisa: Ok, you're going to go to dinner with people you know and come late and be the life of the party.

Jason: All right, near future. I mean, just down the road a piece. The farm. What do you think about that?

Lisa: Obviously, you want it.

Jason: Yeah, but am I the kind of guy who should be standing with a pitchfork in his hand the rest of his life?

Lisa: I think whatever you want you're going to get.

Jason: Is she always this accurate?

Jamie: Well, I don't make a move without her.

Jason: Am I going to get the down payment for the farm? All right, the bank wants a bigger percentage than I want to come up with.

Jamie: Are you going into a partnership, too?

Jason: Yeah, yeah. What do you feel about that?

Lisa: Nothing.

Jason: Oh, that's ok, because I got my own feelings on that.

Jamie: Well, what kind of partnership?

Jason: Something I've wanted to get into for a long time.

Jamie: Well, I'll drink to that.

Lisa: Me, too.

Ada: When I found out I was pregnant with Nancy, I was, to say the least, surprised.

Amanda: You love Nancy.

Ada: She's one of the great joys of my life.

Amanda: What was the problem?

Ada: The last thing that I expected at that time in my life was a baby.

Amanda: But you had Gil. You were married.

Ada: Yeah, I had Gil, who was planning his retirement. Your mother was a grown woman. I had a grandson. I was scared that I couldn't go back to all those diapers and the late-night feeding, the teething. I was scared.

Amanda: Grandma, you, scared?

Ada: I was afraid I was too old, too set in my ways, that I wouldn't have the strength to handle all that really hard work it is to raise a baby. Then, as babies have a way of doing, my baby was born. When I held Nancy for the first time, all the fear was -- was blown away by this overwhelming joy.

Amanda: Grandma, is it really wonderful?

Ada: It is whatever you make it.

Amanda: I'm so scared.

Ada: And I understand why, but don't be. Sometimes, something that you think you don't want can turn out to be the best thing that ever happened to you.

Julie Ann: Well, this ought to hold us.

Ada: Oh. Well, Amanda can have my share.

Amanda: You're leaving?

Ada: What I said -- think about it.

Amanda: Thanks, Grandma.

Ada: Good night, Julie Ann.

Julie Ann: Good night. Did you and your grandmother have a nice talk?

Amanda: She was telling me how she hadn't planned to have Nancy and how much she loved her.

Julie Ann: There you go.

Amanda: But she was married. She was married to someone that loved her.

Julie Ann: Sounds similar to me. Sam loves you.

Amanda: Have you ever actually heard him say that?

Julie Ann: Well, no. But he hasn't said he doesn't, has he?

Amanda: I'm tired of speculating about Sam Fowler.

Julie Ann: This is not speculating. I told you what he said to Cheryl.

Amanda: I wish she didn't know.

Julie Ann: People are going to find out eventually, Amanda.

Amanda: Not necessarily.

Julie Ann: Well, then you'll be the first pregnant woman not to show.

Amanda: Nothing will show if there is nothing to show.

Julie Ann: Amanda?

Amanda: I've been doing a lot of thinking about this.

Julie Ann: About what?

Amanda: Not having the baby.

Julie Ann: You're going to have an abortion?

Amanda: I just said that I was thinking about it.

Julie Ann: But I thought you decided against it.

Amanda: I had. I don't know anything about raising a child.

Julie Ann: What does anyone know the first time?

Amanda: Not just anyone, Julie Ann. I'm 18 years old. I'm not married.

Julie Ann: Think about what you're doing.

Amanda: It's easy for you to say go ahead and have it. You don't have to be the one to carry it through.

Julie Ann: I'm not saying you should have it. It's just that having an abortion is not to be taken lightly.

Amanda: I know that. There are so many things that I want to do. I want to travel. What about my career?

Julie Ann: You can still do those things.

Amanda: With a baby? I'm going to spend all my spare time trying to get a babysitter, worrying if the kid is ok. There's so much responsibility.

Julie Ann: Your parents said that they'd help.

Amanda: I can't drop this bundle in their arms. This is my baby. I have to take care of it. They're probably going to foul that up royally, too.

Julie Ann: You're going to be a terrific mother.

Amanda: Right -- I'm so responsible, I'm so mature, and I'm so intelligent.

Julie Ann: You are!

Amanda: That's why I'm in this mess, right?

Julie Ann: You're being awfully hard on yourself, Amanda.

Amanda: Well, maybe it's about time. I mean, maybe Sam is right.

Julie Ann: About what?

Amanda: Maybe I am a spoiled rich girl. I think everything in the world is going to go just the way that I want it.

Julie Ann: It still can.

Amanda: Only if I do something fast.

Lisa: I wish you'd let me do that.

Jason: I am just proving to you that I'm not a male chauvinistic pig, like some members of the Frame family.

Jamie: Hey! When she cooks, I do the dishes.

[Lisa coughs]

Jamie: Almost all the time.

Lisa: That looks strong.

Jason: Well, it's a secret something I learned when I was in the Mediterranean. It's half coffee, half milk --

Lisa: Cafe au lait.

Jason: Close. Ah --

Lisa: Oh, it's good.

Jason: Yeah, I also make up a good paella, but that'll come, you know, when I get the farm settled. I want to have you both over.

Lisa: I like this man.

Jason: Oh, I'm not the monster that Mac and everyone pictured, huh?

Jamie: They never said that.

Jason: Yeah, but you heard rumors, I'm sure.

Jamie: I don't listen to rumors. I make up my own mind about a person.

Jason: What'd you decide?

Jamie: To be honest, you're a lot different than what I imagined.

Jason: What did you imagine, Jamie?

Jamie: I heard things.

Jason: I was the motorcycle type, Marlon Brando, the t-shirt -- when he was younger, of course.

Jamie: Well, the word was you weren't all that reliable.

Jason: I proved that one to both of you tonight.

Jamie: I mean, it's ok.

Jason: What you heard was probably true. I was the black sheep of the family.

Lisa: "Was."

Jason: I hope the sheep has finally come home to the pen.

Jamie: Is it good to be home?

Jason: These are my roots.

Jamie: I'd like to hear about those roots.

Jason: I'm sure you must have a lot of questions. I doubt if your mom was ever anxious to talk about the Frames much.

Jamie: Not much.

Jason: Yeah, well, she had her reasons, Jamie, she did.

Jamie: I know. It's just that it's half of my life.

Jason: Did you ever ice fish?

Jamie: Ice fish? No. Trout.

Jason: You know, it's different. Your dad and I used to do a lot of that when we were kids together.

Lisa: It sounds cold.

Jason: Oh, it is very cold. You can freeze your butt off and not even have a nibble, but I tell you, what's nice about it, you can sit there in the quiet, be with somebody, and you can talk and really get to know somebody.

Jamie: Sounds great.

Jason: You want to throw a hook in the water?

Jamie: Anytime.

Jason: Great. Well, I have taken enough of your time tonight.

Lisa: Well, we'll have to do this again real soon.

Jason: When the farm is all settled, the paella, a big chocolate soufflé -- I haven't told you about that.

Jamie and Lisa: Mmm.

Jason: But, hey, thanks for having me.

Jamie: Good night, uncle Jason.

Jason: You're a lucky man. And you're a good cook.

Lisa: Thank you.

[Jamie chuckles]

Jason: Thanks.

Jamie: See you soon.

Jason: Yeah.

Jamie: Mom is all wrong about this guy.

Lisa: You're really going to go ice fishing with him?

Jamie: Well, it's a way to get to know him.

Lisa: It's a way to catch pneumonia.

Jamie: Women. They just don't understand these manly man things.

Lisa: Oh, speaking of manly man things --

Jamie: Yes?

Lisa: The dishes.

Jamie: Dishes?

Lisa: I seem to remember something about "when I cook, you clean."

Jamie: Right. The woman has got a memory like a steel trap!

Cass: Arson? Are you sure?

Adam: You bet, I'm positive. Look, that paint there didn't start by itself.

Cass: Any idea who did it?

Adam: No. I got the arson investigators in on it. They're pretty good guys, though.

Cass: So you can find out?

Adam: Yeah. We'll do our best. Look, Cass, do you have any idea? I mean, whoever set this fire was out to wreck your business.

Cass: Well, maybe it was Barbara van Arkdale. Ahem.

Adam: Yeah, she had a grudge, all right.

Cass: Although arson's a little too subtle for her, I think. From what I've heard, she prefers public humiliation.

Nicole: What are you two talking about?

Adam: I was just telling Cass about --

Cass: How extensive the damages are.

Nicole: Is it bad?

Cass: The fabric's all gone, but as I said, I'm going to take care of that in the morning. Listen, you and Vicky, I'm sure, have better things to do than hanging around here.

Vicky: Oh, no. Nicole, do you want me to stay with you?

Nicole: Oh, no, I'm fine, honey, thanks.

Vicky: Because I don't mind at all.

Nicole: No, you've done more than enough. If it wasn't for you spotting that fire -- you're terrific. You're just terrific.

Vicky: I'm so glad you're ok, and everything's going to be taken care of before the show, ok?

Adam: I'll be in touch.

Cass: Thank you, Adam. Vicky, thank you.

Vicky: Bye, Cass.

Cass: Maybe you ought to get to bed.

Nicole: Oh, I couldn't sleep.

Cass: You know, we can get a cleaning crew in. And as I said, I will take care of the fabric in the morning.

Nicole: No, I'm not just thinking about the fabric.

Cass: Well, John and the guys can probably take care of any fire damage that occurred.

Nicole: This time, maybe.

Cass: What do you mean, "this time"?

Nicole: I mean I think someone deliberately set this fire. Now, what are you hiding from me, Cass?

Cass: I'm not hiding anything.

Nicole: Adam was just about to tell me something, and you interrupted.

Cass: You are so paranoid, Nicole.

Nicole: It comes from working with you. Now, you tell me what Adam was going to say.

Cass: All right, it was arson.

Nicole: I knew it! Why didn't you tell me?

Cass: I didn't want you to worry about it.

Nicole: Cass, we are in this business together. Now, do the police know who set it?

Cass: No, but Adam's going to investigate.

Nicole: Well, you better keep me informed.

Cass: Ok, fine.

Nicole: I wonder who would try to sabotage me like this.

Cass: I said that maybe it was Barbara van Arkdale.

Nicole: No, no, fire's too subtle for her.

Cass: That's exactly what I said.

Nicole: Oh, yeah?

Cass: Yeah.

Nicole: I'm even starting to think like you.

Cass: Well, hey, you could do a lot worse, you know.

Nicole: Who?

Cass: Just leave it to the police, will you?

Nicole: What if they try this again? What if I'm finished with all my dresses and they come in here with a match and this whole place goes up in flames right before the show? Then what am I going to --

Cass: Nicole, calm down. Now, maybe you should stay with Donna tonight.

Nicole: No, I don't want to. Anyway, it's too late to bother her.

Cass: Oh. Hmm.

Nicole: Why? What were you planning to do?

Cass: I was going to stay here. You know, I was going to spend a -- I was going to spend a nice quiet evening alone here in this wonderful house.

Nicole: Smelling your smoky sheets?

Cass: Oh, what's a little smoke? I feel so protected knowing that I'm living with a woman who can shimmy down drainpipes.

Nicole: Cass, you can't sleep here tonight.

Cass: In my bedroom? No, I can't. So I think I'm going to give this easy chair over here a crack.

Nicole: Well, this isn't going to be very comfortable.

Cass: Yeah, doesn't it look wonderful? Appetizing?

Nicole: Oh, yeah?

Cass: Just hope I can find some cover upstairs.

Nicole: Let me see if I can think of who did this. I'll kill him.

Ada: Ok. Well, look at this.

Cheryl: Ada.

Ada: Oh. Hi. Everything's done.

Cheryl: Yeah, well, it was pretty quiet tonight.

Ada: That's because it is so cold out. Thanks, honey. I guess we can call it a night.

Cheryl: You know, I was going to have some hot cocoa before I left.

Ada: Oh, that sounds so good!

Cheryl: Ok.

Ada: Ok.

Ada: Ooh.

Cheryl: All right.

Ada: You know, Nancy and I used to do this a lot.

Cheryl: Oh, yeah?

Ada: Yeah.

Cheryl: How's she doing?

Ada: She's in Phoenix.

Cheryl: She like it?

Ada: Nancy has always loved the sun.

Cheryl: I don't know. I think I'd kind of miss the change of season.

Ada: Me, too.

Cheryl: It's kind of hard, isn't it? Letting go?

Ada: Yeah, well, that's the way it is with kids. The best way to hang on to them is to let them go.

Cheryl: Sometimes I wish that I had a child.

Ada: Cheryl, you're too young!

Cheryl: I'm older than Amanda.

Ada: What about Amanda?

Cheryl: I know that she's pregnant, Ada. I figured it out, and Julie Ann said that I was right.

Ada: I never would have figured that this would have happened to Amanda.

Cheryl: Yeah. I talked to Sam. He's pretty upset.

Ada: He can join the club.

Cheryl: What? You don't want her to have the baby?

Ada: Sure, in about 10 years.

Cheryl: Ada, come on.

Ada: Oh, Cheryl, look, I know how you feel about children. I do, too, but having a baby changes your whole life. Nothing is ever the same again.

Cheryl: Yeah, but, Ada, you'd have a child of your own. Don't you think that would be worth it?

Ada: That's what I just got through telling Amanda.

Cheryl: How's she doing?

Ada: She's scared.

Cheryl: I don't really understand why she should be that scared.

Ada: Why not?

Cheryl: Because. I mean, she's got parents and she's got you. To be perfectly honest, she's got plenty of money.

Ada: Yeah, but she doesn't know who she is anymore. Amanda was always a planner, you know? Being a mother this soon was not in her plans.

Cheryl: It's weird.

Ada: What is?

Cheryl: I used to think that I had my whole life planned out. Being that I grew up without a mom, I thought that I wanted a whole bunch of kids. I'd never leave them. Now that this modeling stuff is picking up, I don't know. I don't even think that I want it.

Ada: Amanda grew up with a terrific mother, and all she wants is a career.

Cheryl: Yeah, well, and Sam.

Ada: And Sam. Well, sometimes things just don't work out the way you want them to.

Cheryl: Are you sorry that you had kids?

Ada: Me? Are you kidding? Not for a minute. Having them is the easy part. Raising them is something else again.

Cheryl: Yeah. Pop says the same thing.

Ada: Well, listen to him. Don't have a baby because you're lonely or because you want something to love. It's a lifetime commitment.

Cheryl: I hope you didn't say that to Amanda.

Ada: I didn't. All I told her was about the joy of it.

Cheryl: Good.

Ada: Good? I'm not so sure.

Julie Ann: Listen, I know I don't have the right to tell you what you should and shouldn't do.

Amanda: I haven't decided for sure on this abortion.

Julie Ann: But you're thinking about it.

Amanda: Yes.

Julie Ann: Amanda, do me a favor --

Amanda: Don't say talk to Sam.

Julie Ann: If you're going to do it, he has a right to know, doesn't he?

Amanda: Julie Ann, please don't confuse me any more than I am already confused.

Julie Ann: I know you're confused and you're upset. I just don't want you to make a decision right now.

Amanda: I don't have time to sit around and wait.

Julie Ann: I just don't want you to act impulsively!

Amanda: I'm so confused.

Julie Ann: I know you are.

Amanda: What would you do?

Julie Ann: I wish I could make your mind up for you, but I can't.

Amanda: I know.

Julie Ann: Listen, I won't say anything to anyone.

Amanda: Especially to Sam.

Julie Ann: I promise.

Amanda: You're such a good friend.

Julie Ann: And you're a good friend. You're compassionate and loyal and fun.

Amanda: You make me sound like a cocker spaniel.

Julie Ann: And you're a wonderful person. And I know that it'll work out for the best. You'll see.

Amanda: Sam did care for me. He was really starting to care for me.

Julie Ann: He does care, and he cares about the baby.

Amanda: No. Sam Fowler doesn't care about anyone but himself. And how am I going to explain that to our child?

Reginald: I told you to send a man to the design house to sabotage the business, not to put my daughter's life in jeopardy! Well, no one told them to set the place on fire! I want you to send him out of town tonight. Do you understand? From this point on, I have never heard of you or him. Idiots.

[Knock on door]

Reginald: At this time, this can only mean trouble.

Jason: May I come in?

Reginald: I was right.

Jason: Right about what?

Reginald: Nothing. It is very late. What do you want?

Jason: I figured you had sufficient time to think about the partnership I suggested.

Reginald: I work alone.

Jason: Just like you were alone that night.

Reginald: One question --

Jason: Shoot.

Reginald: Don't tempt me. What did you mean when you said you were there the night of the fire?

Jason: Like I said, I was here -- around.

Reginald: Around where?

Jason: Bay City. I had just gotten back.

Reginald: I see.

Jason: Where do you think that I meant?

Reginald: Never mind. So you were here in Bay City. Funny, I didn't know that.

Jason: Well, there were a lot of things you didn't know.

Reginald: I know more than you think.

Jason: Like I know more than you think about the night of the fire.

Reginald: So you keep saying.

Jason: Well, then do we have a deal?

Reginald: Like I said, I work alone.

Jason: Like I said, you're going to need an ally like me, and very soon. We'll talk.

Jason: But just exactly how does he fit into that night?

Lisa: No, this was fun tonight.

Jamie: Yeah. He's ok, isn't he?

Lisa: Hmm.

Jamie: I thought you liked him.

Lisa: Well, he's very charming.

Jamie: What does that mean?

Lisa: It means he's very charming.

Jamie: Come on.

Lisa: Well, he doesn't even know how many kids he has. I mean, "four, five -- no, I think it's six"?

Jamie: Well, you know, those navy men, a girl in every port.

Lisa: And a baby with every girl?

Jamie: Yeah, well, he is kind of crazy, I have to admit.

Lisa: Though I suppose a man who makes paella isn't all that bad.

Jamie: Or goes ice fishing.

Lisa: Why, oh, why is it so hard for me to picture you huddled on a frozen lake ice fishing?

Jamie: Because you know me too well.

Lisa: But if he asks you, are you going to go?

Jamie: Well, like I said, it's a way to get to know him.

Lisa: You want that, don't you?

Jamie: Well, I never knew my father that well. And he's my father's brother. He can tell me things.

Cass: Oh, man, even this smells of smoke. But it's ok. I don't mind. I willingly, gladly sleep on this poor excuse for an easy chair with masking tape all over it and the stuffing coming out from underneath it, even though I did move in here before you did, and in all fairness, I'm the one that should be upstairs lying down in that big bed where my feet won't dangle over the end, right, Nicole?

Nicole: Huh? Right.

Cass: You obviously haven't heard a word I've said.

[Nicole sighs]

Nicole: I'm sorry. What?

Cass: Stop thinking about the fire.

Nicole: I wasn't. I was thinking of who started it.

Cass: The police will find them.

Nicole: I know who did it.

Cass: Who?

Nicole: Who else wants to see me fail so I'll come crawling back to him for help? My father.

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