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Another World Transcript Friday 4/15/04

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Amanda: Klutz.

Sam: I'm sorry. Did I wake you?

Amanda: That's ok. It's time to get up anyway.

Sam: Well, hey. Hey, hey, hey.. I got it, I got it, all right?

Amanda: I'm supposed to be taking care of you, remember?

Sam: Yeah, I know. I was going to surprise you and make you breakfast. Besides, you already have someone to take care of.

Amanda: All right, then how about a compromise? I'll help you.

Sam: All right, that's a deal. Could you make the water for the coffee?

Amanda: Sure. I can even join you this morning. How about decaf?

Sam: Sounds great.

Amanda: You missed.

Sam: Yeah, I know. I'm all thumbs this morning.

Amanda: Some guys just don't know how to work themselves in the kitchen.

Sam: Look who's talking.

Amanda: How about if we just forget about breakfast and go back to bed?

Sam: You know, I have heard of worse ideas in my life. Yeah.

[Knock on door]

Amanda: Oh.

Sam: Who is going to be coming over this early in the morning?

Amanda: I don't know, but whoever it is, get rid of them.

Sam: Ok.

Amanda: Hey.

Sam: What? Right.

Rachel: Good morning.

Amanda: Oh.

Sam: Good morning.

Michael: Mrs. Hudson, I love you.

Donna: And I love you. I can't believe it. We are finally remarried.

Michael: Hmm. "Finally" is the operative word --

Donna: Yeah.

Michael: But this time, honey, you're stuck for better or for worse.

Donna: Oh, yeah?

Michael: Yep.

Donna: All right, I'll be stuck like glue.

Michael: Well, for the time being, we have ourselves a honeymoon to get organized for.

Donna: Oh, come on! What is to get organized? I mean, all we have to do is get off the airplane at Heathrow and then take off. I mean, that's what's so great about Europe. You can just bounce around from country to country.

Michael: That's right. We can go wherever we want.

Donna: Right, right. Oh, I do want to go to the wine country in France.

Michael: Mm-hmm.

Donna: And definitely Italy.

Michael: Mm-hmm. How about -- how about Spain? We can go see some bullfights?

Donna: Yeah, yeah. You know, I've never been to Vatican City.

Michael: Never been to Vatican City? You want yourself an audience with the big guy, I think I can swing it.

Donna: The only person I care about seeing is my husband.

Michael: What a girl.

[Phone rings]

Michael: No, wait a minute. Don't worry about it. Bridget will get it.

Donna: No, no, Michael, no. No, no.

Michael: What?

Donna: Remember, you said hold all calls unless it was an emergency.

Michael: Donna, don't worry about it, all right? Let Bridget get it.

Donna: No, Michael, really.

Michael: Ok. Ok, ok, ok, ok. I'll get it, I'll get it, I'll get it. Hello.

Vicky: Dad?

Michael: Hi.

Vicky: Hi. Don't say anything. Just let me talk, ok?

Michael: Ok.

Vicky: Something that I didn't tell you yesterday at the wedding.

Michael: What?

Vicky: I can't talk over the phone.

Michael: Well, what do you propose?

Vicky: I don't know, Dad. Tell Mom you have a business emergency or something, but I have to see you right away.

Michael: Ok. I'll be over as quickly as possible.

Donna: Well, Mike, what?

Michael: Honey, this won't take long, ok?

Donna: Michael?

Jamie's voice: Vicky --

Vicky's voice: Don't say no. Don't turn me away now.

Jason: Good morning. What's this?

Jamie: I'm leaving.

Jason: Why? You going on a trip?

Jamie: No.

Jason: You're going back to Lisa? I mean, you got to get that tail out from between your legs. It's going to get permanent.

Jamie: I'm moving back home, Jason.

Jason: The Corys'? You're going home to mama? No, no, you are not, Jamie. You are staying right here with me.

Jamie: Now, just back off, Jason. I'm moving back to the Corys', I don't care what you say, and don't even begin to attempt to order me not to. You got that?

Jason: I'm sorry if it came out like an order. That's just the military in me. You're the only family I got. I want us to be close. I don't say things like that very easy. I hope you appreciate what you just got.

Jamie: Believe me, I appreciate the sentiment.

Jason: That's why I'm always after you on getting the name for the business.

Jamie: Oh, not that again, Jason, please.

Jason: It's family, Jamie, family. That's where it stands. You don't know how important it is for a guy to be able to have the use of his own name. Now, having clearance on my name is just as important to me as having some relationship with you. My name's all I got. You -- you've got a great career, you got women pulling each other's hair out over you, and you've got a family that's there for you, that loves you, that supports you, even though they are Corys, but they're there. I got this. And I can't even fix this place up using my own last name.

Jamie: We are a family. We are a family, Jason, but -- and my moving out doesn't change that.

Jason: Yeah, well, it changes you.

Jamie: What are you talking about?

Jason: You know what I'm talking about. I've seen you. I've seen how different you are here. You go back, you're at the hospital, you start acting like a Cory again.

Jamie: I am a Cory.

Jason: No, you're not. You're a Frame.

Jamie: Oh, give me a break!

Jason: Hey, I mean it. I see it. There's a life out here. You get a sparkle. You get a zest.. You get a -- you just come to life. There's a passion in you that the Corys just can't have. Don't ever lose that.

Jamie: Jason, it's ridiculous. It's ridiculous!

Jason: It is not ridiculous. Your Dad would be really proud to see it. You know, you were digging in the garden yesterday. Your Dad and I -- we used to put vegetable gardens in side by side. It seemed to me I worked in about 80 hours a week on my knees in the dirt. And your Dad would come out, he'd kind of look at it. But you know what? Whatever he grew was bigger and tastier than anything I could grow. Steven always had the golden touch, and that's what I want. I want to be on equal ground. I want to be able to give people what they expect out of a Frame.

Jamie: All right, you think this construction business is the way?

Jason: Uh-uh. I know it's the way. I get the name and I can take the company and I'll build it like a Frame would build it.

Jamie: Where are you going to get the finances, Jason? Where are you going to find the money for this thing?

Jason: I didn't say I was out of the woods yet, but I got a lot of ideas -- great ideas. Just don't leave your old uncle Jason now.

Michael: What is it? What's going on? What's the emergency?

Vicky: Dad, can I get you a cup of coffee or something?

Michael: Cup of coffee? But, Victoria, what is so urgent that you got me out of bed the morning after my wedding night?

Vicky: Oh, I'm sorry. I thought you would be awake already.

Michael: I was awake already. Now, you want to tell me what this is about?

Vicky: Yeah. I was wondering if while you and Mom were on your honeymoon if I could borrow Bridget.

Michael: What? You got me up out of bed this morning, you call me up telling me that there's an emergency because you need Bridget to clean your apartment? I don't believe this!

Vicky: No, no, no! It has nothing to do with cleaning.

Michael: Well, then, suppose you tell me what it has to do with, Victoria.

Vicky: Ok. I want Bridget to come help me with this little guy.

Michael: Mikey? How did he get here?

Vicky: Well, I have temporary custody.

Michael: How did you get temporary custody, Victoria?

Vicky: Well, the welfare board.

Michael: Hey.

Vicky: Listen, I'm sorry about this morning. I just didn't want to say anything over the phone because I knew Mom was there and I know how she feels about talking about children right now.

Michael: Well, you're right, Victoria. Anything to do with children disturbs your Mom a lot right now.

Vicky: Yeah, well, she'll get past that, right? I just think for the time being I'd like to keep little Mikey a secret from her.

Michael: Victoria, taking care of a child is an enormous responsibility. As far as I know, you've never even babysat. Have you thought this over carefully?

Vicky: Yes. Very carefully, Dad. I want to do this more than anything in the world. Now, I'm on my own and I'm responsible, and I want to take responsibility for this wonderful little boy.

Michael: Well, you sure bit off a big chunk, Victoria.

[Knock on door]

Michael: Hey, there's the door, buddy. You want to go see who's at the door? I'll bet I know. Let's go see who's at the door. Ok, here we go. All righty, ok, we're going to open the door now. Hey.

[Mikey laughs]

Michael: Well, if it isn't the new bride.

Mary: If it isn't the new groom. What are you doing here instead of on your honeymoon?

Michael: Well, actually, I just had some time before we go, and I thought I'd come over and say hi to little Mikey here.

Mary: My thoughts, exactly. Hi, pal. Hi, Vicky.

Vicky: Hi, Mary.

Mary: There's my favorite fellow in the whole world. There he is, there he is.

Vicky: Hey, he's been great. Mary, he hasn't even woken up with a nightmare yet.

Michael: Well, I will say that Victoria and he seem to get along awfully well.

Mary: As long as she doesn't get too attached. Please don't forget, this isn't permanent custody. This little guy needs two parents.

Rachel: Honey, why don't you put on some coffee?

Amanda: This is so sweet of you guys. Thanks.

Mac: We think that there's no better way to kick off the work week than for us all to be together.

Rachel: Somebody turn on the TV. I didn't see the news this morning.

Sam: Sure. I'll do that.

Mac: How you feeling, Sam?

Sam: Much better, actually.

Mac: Just make sure you don't rush this recovery now.

Amanda: Don't worry about that. I won't let him.

Rachel: Darling, I thought you had gotten the knack of making coffee. You know, it helps if the grounds go into the filter. On the counter, they don't do much good.

Amanda: Daddy, your picture's on TV.

Sam: Hey, look at this.

Rachel: Turn it up.

Announcer: Shocked by the news of the imminent takeover of Cory Publishing --

Mac: Am I.

Announcer: Financial advisors have been keeping close watch on the current state of the successful Midwestern firm and report that shareholders have been selling their stocks in mass rapid succession. The founder and chief executive officer of Cory Publishing, Mackenzie Cory of Bay City, has yet to make a public statement regarding the --

Mac: This has gone far enough.

Rachel: What are you going to do?

Mac: I'm going to save what I've worked so hard to build up all these years. That's what I'm going to do.

[Phone rings]

Julie Ann: Cory publishing. Hold on, please.

Mac: Julie Ann.

Julie Ann: Mac.

Mac: Has Cass arrived yet?

Julie Ann: Yeah. He just got in. One moment, ok? Cass, it's Mac. Sounds urgent.

Cass: Yes, Mac. What's up?

Mac: Cass, call an emergency board meeting for 3:00 this afternoon. I'm coming right over. Cass, we've got our work cut out for us.

Cass: Ok, Mac, but don't --

[dial tone]

Mac: See you later.

Rachel: No, I'm going with you..

Mac: No, no, you stay here and enjoy your breakfast. I will expect you later for the meeting, though?

Rachel: Yes, of course.

Mac: We're going to need all the help we can get.

Amanda: Oh, rats.

Rachel: What, honey?

Amanda: We're out of milk, that's all.

Rachel: Oh, I'll go get some.

Sam: No, guys, sit down. I tell you what -- I'll put on some clothes and I'll go --

Rachel: Sam!

Amanda: You are supposed to be relaxing. You sit down -- both of you -- and I'm just going to run across the hall to Vicky's and borrow some. What are neighbors for, right?

Sam: Ok, wait a second.

Amanda: What?

Sam: Give me a kiss.

Amanda: Ok. Be back.

Sam: Yeah.

Rachel: Well --

Sam: Mm-hmm?

Rachel: It doesn't matter to me. I like it black.

Sam: Ok. There. There you go.

Rachel: Thank you.

Sam: Yeah.

Rachel: Maybe I'll have some sugar after all.

Sam: Sugar, coming right up, all right. Yeah, there you go.

Rachel: What is it, Sam?

Sam: What?

Rachel: It's your eyesight, isn't it?

Sam: No, I'm fine, I'm fine.

Rachel: Sam, it's your vision. Look, I've been through this. I know the signs. Why are you hiding this?

Sam: I'm not hiding it. Look, it's a minor problem. It's supposed to clear itself up. I've talked to Jamie about it.

Rachel: What did he say?

Sam: He said that if I take it easy it'll go away.

Rachel: Oh, Sam.

Sam: Come on, Rachel, I'm trying to be optimistic about this, all right?

Rachel: I'm sorry. For sure.. It was just a shock, that's all.

Sam: I'm scared. I might not ever paint again.

Rachel: Yes, you're going to paint again. You're going to beat this, Sam. Oh, honey, isn't there somebody else we should get to help you?

Sam: No, there's not. Look, I'm doing what I'm supposed to be doing. Promise me something.

Rachel: Sure, anything.

Sam: Don't tell Amanda about this.

Rachel: She doesn't know?

Sam: No. She doesn't need the anxiety in her condition, ok?

Rachel: Sam --

Sam: Rachel, please.

Rachel: All right, but on one condition -- that you keep in close contact with Jamie.

Sam: I'd like to give it another coup--

Rachel: You keep in close contact with Jamie. Look, I don't want to meddle on this, but --

Sam: Ok. All right. Deal. I promise, all right? Just let me handle it my way. I don't want Amanda to worry about this.

Rachel: That's not as important as your taking care of yourself.

Sam: It is to me. Thanks for caring.

Rachel: Of course.

Amanda: Oh, how embarrassing. Well, I get over there, and Vicky's father and Mary McKinnon are already there, and I'm in my bathrobe.

Rachel: Oh, well, I wouldn't worry about it. They're newlyweds. They probably had other things on their mind.

Amanda: Where are you going? You're not leaving already? We haven't eaten yet.

Rachel: Sweetie, I think I better be with your father now. And besides, you guys have plenty to take care of. I'll see you later.

Sam: Thanks, Rachel.

Amanda: Bye.

Rachel: Yeah. Bye-bye.

Amanda: Well, looks like you and I have all the privacy that we could want.

Sam: Hmm.

Michael: There's Mikey. I found Mikey. I think it's time I got going. Sorry to go. Victoria, I certainly hope you and the welfare board know what you're doing, but I wish you good luck.

Vicky: Thank you. Thanks for all your help.

Michael: And as soon as I get back from Europe, I just might drop by and say hi to this guy again.

Vicky: Oh, well, you would love that, wouldn't you?


Michael: Yeah. Mary, take care.

Mary: You have fun.

Michael: I will, thanks.

Vicky: Bye, Dad. See you soon.

Michael: Yeah, soon.

Vicky: Well, Mary, can I get you any coffee or tea or anything?

Mary: No. I have to leave in two minutes to get to the hospital. I have a meeting.

Vicky: Oh, wow. Well, who needs counseling at this time of day?

Mary: No, not counseling. I have a committee meeting --

Vicky: Oh.

Mary: For the new wing that's going to be built.

Vicky: What new wing?

Mary: It's going to be a hospice wing for terminally and critically ill patients and their families, and I'm in charge of the social services branch.

Vicky: Wow. I've never even heard of anything like that in Bay City.

Mary: No, no, this will be the first one. That's why it's so terrific for the hospital and for the city.

Vicky: Sounds very interesting.

Mary: Mm-hmm. This morning we're meeting to talk about finding someone for the chief of staff position. Great job. Whoever gets this will find themselves in a very unique and prestigious position.

Vicky: So what type of person are you looking for?

Mary: Well, the two people we're going to talk about this morning, one is from California, one, I think, is from Tokyo. Both come highly recommended and have a background in this kind of work.

Vicky: So you're only looking at two doctors?

Mary: It's very difficult to find people who have the interest and the experience. Anyway, it's really very, very early in the development, and I'm just hoping it's all going to go through.

Vicky: Well, what if I told you I can guarantee that it will?

Mary: I wish you could.

Vicky: I own the hospital, Mary. You know, my grandfather's inheritance.

Mary: Are you serious?

Vicky: Yes, I am very serious. Now, I will guarantee you will have your hospice.

Mary: Oh, my goodness. I don't even know what to say. I would be so grateful for your support. Well, a lot of people would be.

Vicky: Well, I'm trying to keep it a little bit secretive that I own the hospital, ok?

Mary: Well, of course, I understand.

Vicky: Now, please call me when you need me, all right?

Mary: I will. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Vicky: Oh, and, Mary --

Mary: Yeah.

Vicky: I might just have somebody that will fill that position perfectly.

Cass: Zack, I'm glad you could come in this morning. We really need the help.

Zack: Yeah, I don't see as how I had much of a choice, a takeover getting closer every minute, and I'm poring all over these contracts, and I'm still unable to find one legal action that would help stave this thing off.

Cass: I know. Would you please take a look at this report and tell me what you think.

Zack: Yeah, right away.

Julie Ann: Excuse me. There's some reporters in the lobby, and they want some statements, and I don't know what to tell them.

Zack: Look, let me handle them.

Cass: Thank you, Zack.

Julie Ann: I only have a few more calls to make before the meeting.

Cass: Ok, well, don't just stand around. Go call!

Liz: Cass, I have a note here for you.

Cass: Later, ok?

Liz: Please look at me when you speak to me.

Cass: Oh. Later, ok?

Liz: Well, if you don't want a note from Nicole --

Cass: Oh, no, Nicole! I forgot all about our breakfast date.

Liz: Nicole works so terribly hard, and you are so cavalier, so unreliable.

Cass: Stop flattering me, Liz. And also, keep your schnoz out of my affairs, please. Ah, she doesn't sound too pleased.

Liz: She isn't. I did take the message.

Cass: Well, I'll have lunch with her, all right? Business will have to wait here.

Mac: Well, put all that on hold!

Liz: Don't ever try to be a comedian. Your timing is awful.

Mac: How could this happen? I can't believe the lid is off this thing. It was on national television this morning. Now the whole world knows Cory's in trouble!

Jamie: Hi.

Vicky: Jamie!

Jamie: Can I come in?

Vicky: Sure.

Jamie: Sorry for interrupting.

Vicky: Oh, no, no, no. I was just about ready to take a hot shower. Would you like to join me?

Jamie: No, thanks. I've had my shower today.

Vicky: Ok.

Jamie: I was on my way to the hospital and --

Vicky: And you decided to stop by? That's great. I'm glad.

Jamie: Listen, we have to talk.

Vicky: Talking's fun, too.

Jamie: What happened at the farm --

Vicky: Yes?

Jamie: We can't -- I can't let that happen again.

Vicky: Well, Jamie, you certainly fooled me if you didn't like it.

Jamie: That's not the point. It was wonderful. But it has to remain between us.

Vicky: Well, Jamie, that's not going to make me forget it.

Jamie: I'm --

Vicky: Or not want it again.

Jamie: I'm not asking you to forget. But it was once only, and that's it.

Vicky: Wait. If we talk about business, will you stay, then?

Jamie: What business?

Vicky: Well, Mary McKinnon just told me about the hospice wing that is being added to the hospital.

Jamie: Is that definite now?

Vicky: Well, it could be, but they're going to need a doctor to head up their medical staff there, and I was wondering if you were interested.

Jamie: What? Are you crazy? Of course I am. But do you have any idea what kind of competition there's going to be?

Vicky: Not if I don't want there to be.

Jamie: What have you got to do with the hospice?

Vicky: Not just the hospice. The entire hospital. Reginald bequeathed it lock, stock, and barrel to me. So, what do you say about that shower, huh?

Jamie: You don't know me at all, Vicky Hudson, if you think you can bribe me.

Rachel: You'll see, Mac. Everyone involved with Cory will get together and rally to keep you in control of the company.

Mac: I hope and pray you're right.

Cass: Mac, these are some of the figures that you asked for.

Zack: And there's a great deal we still don't know.

Mac: How can that be? Where is the missing information?

Zack: That's the puzzling part. We've been scouring all available records.

Cass: And even some unavailable ones.

Mac: You think this supports my theory?

Cass: Yes. I think you have to seriously examine the possibility that this is an insider job.

Bridget: You didn't ask me over here just to sing a song to the baby.

Vicky: You're right. I want to explain to you about Mikey, Bridget.

Bridget: Oh, my, he's such a sweet wee little child, isn't he, eh?

Vicky: Yes, he is, and I have custody of him while the police are searching for his parents.

Bridget: Oh! Well! Oh, now I see! You need me for something, eh? Well, that's all right. I don't think you know very much about burping and diapering a baby.

Vicky: Yes, but I want to learn, Bridget, and I want you to teach me. Now Mikey and I are going to move into the suite while Michael and Donna are out of town.

Bridget: Well, that'd be lovely.

Vicky: Yes, but there's one thing -- my Mom can't know anything about this. After her miscarriage, I think having a little baby boy around would really upset her, you know?

Bridget: Oh. Yes, that's right, dear. Well, you can count on me. My lips are sealed.

Vicky: Great. Thank you.

[Knock on door]

Vicky: You know, that is probably Amanda. She always comes over to borrow something else.

Donna: Hi, honey! How are you today? Bridget!

Bridget: Hello, Ms. Donna.

Donna: Oh, Bridget, what are you doing here?

Bridget: I -- I -- I -- I came to visit Victoria.

Vicky: Oh, that's right, that's right. She came to see the new place, and she just loves it, don't you, Bridget?

Bridget: Oh, yes, it's grand, it's just grand.

Vicky: Mom, what about you? I thought for sure you would be at the travel agency, planning your itinerary for the trip.

Donna: Oh, well, I'm going to do that, but I wanted to come talk to Marley first.

Vicky: Oh, you know what? Marley's not here right now. She went out early this morning shopping because she had some stuff that she had to get only in Bay City. But, hey, she's -- she's become quite a shopper since she's been married.

Donna: No, Victoria, are you sure that's what it is? I mean, something's not right.

Vicky: Oh, of course I'm sure, Mom.

Donna: Oh.

Vicky: Marley's the good one, remember?

Donna: Oh, would you please stop saying that? Listen, I know, why don't I just wait for Marley and we can sit here for a little while and just have a nice chat. Doesn't that sound nice?

Bridget: Why don't you sit here and I'll pull these up for you.

Donna: Oh, thank you. You know, I have to tell you, I think I am still recovering from your little surprise. Oh, honey, bringing Marley here for the wedding was probably the best present you could have ever given me.

Vicky: Oh, hey, well, there's going to be an even bigger one when you get back from your honeymoon.

Donna: Really? What do you mean?

Bridget: Oh. Well, now, it wouldn't be much of a surprise if she told what it is now, would it?

Donna: Well, I guess not. All right, so, let's see, what do we talk about? Well, Jamie. How are things going with Jamie, hmm?

Vicky: Fine, fine. Just fine. He's become much more attentive, even though Lisa's back in town.

Donna: Honey, please. I just want you to be careful.

Vicky: I will. Now, listen, we were talking about shopping, and I was just going to take Bridget out to get her some new summer clothes.

Donna: Oh.

Bridget: But, Victoria, I don't want any summer clothes.

Vicky: No, no, you don't mean to fight me on this one, do you, Bridget? Oh, but I'll tell Marley that you stopped by. I'll write her a little note.

Donna: No, wait a minute, wait a minute. I've got a great idea. Why don't we all go shopping together?

Bridget: Um --

Vicky: Um -- you know, actually, I was thinking of having this time just to bond with Bridget a little bit.

[Donna laughs]

Donna: Well -- of course. All right. I really do have quite a few things that I need to do before the trip.

Vicky: Hey, but you know what? It was a wonderful idea, and we will all go shopping as soon as you come back from your honeymoon.

Donna: All right, all right, but listen, just don't forget to tell Marley that I came by.

Vicky: Ok, no problem.

Donna: All right. Bye-bye, sweetheart. Bye.

Vicky: Bye, Mom. Oh!

Bridget: Oh. Oh, my. But, you know, dear, I don't need any new clothes.

Vicky: Oh, Bridget!

Bridget: And now I want you to tell me, what's all this thing about bonding, hmm? What are you up to now?

[Sam whistles]

Sam: Earth to Amanda. Come on, what's up? You've been staring at that plate for five minutes.

Amanda: Oh. Nothing. I just was, I guess, thinking about -- thinking about my Dad and this takeover thing. I know I didn't take it serious enough. I'm worried.

Sam: Yeah. He doesn't deserve this kind of trouble, you know? What? He's a good guy. He works hard for a living. I like him, too, all right?

Amanda: It's just about time you came to your senses.

Sam: Oh, well -- well, I know, it might take me a while, but you know us Fowlers. We come from a long line of thick skulls.

Amanda: Hmm. You know, you and Dad are a lot alike. You're both stubborn. But it just comes from being strong and confident.

Sam: Amanda?

Amanda: Hmm?

Sam: Whatever our problems in the past have been, Mac and Rachel are our family, ok?

Amanda: I just wish there was something that we could do, there was some way we could help.

Mac: Well, it's after 3:00.

Rachel: Oh, Mac.

Mac: Do you suppose it's true? The takeover is being engineered by someone we know?

Rachel: I don't want to believe that.

Mac: Neither do I. I built this company on honesty and integrity. I don't want deceit to be its downfall.

Liz: Mac, Litweller and Simmons both called. They won't be here. They made excuses.

Mac: Thank you, Liz.

Liz: I'm so sorry.

Rachel: It's not your fault, Liz.

Cass: Hi.

Mac: Any word?

Cass: You know what's happening here, don't you? They're all intimidated. Whoever's behind all of this is making sure that it's more enticing to bail out of Cory Publishing than to stay in.

Rachel: How do we convince them if they won't show up for the meeting?

Mac: There's no need for you to stay, Cass. I really appreciate all the hard work you did.

Cass: Well, I'll check in later.

Mac: Thank you.

Mac: I don't want this to be the end, Rachel.

Rachel: It won't be, Mac. Listen, this is the Cory family you're talking about. We're going to fight this, we're going to beat it, together.

Jamie: Mary, excuse me.

Mary: Hi, Jamie. Come in.

Jamie: Hi. This will only take a minute.

Mary: What's up?

Jamie: Well, you know that I don't usually ask --

Mary: Ask what?

Jamie: Personal favors.

Mary: Oh, go ahead. Ask away.

Jamie: It concerns my uncle.

Mary: Oh.

Jamie: I know the two of you have some problems --

Mary: That's the understatement of the year.

Jamie: And I know the two of you -- well, let's just put it this way -- I know that he acts like a jerk a lot, ok?

Mary: True!

Jamie: But I think, Mary, that that comes out of a deep sense of frustration on his part and that it's just a matter of him trying to prove himself.

Mary: We all try to do that. Most of us handle it in a more mature fashion.

Jamie: You really don't like him, do you?

Mary: I really don't trust him, not as far as I could throw this building.

Jamie: And I guess that you just -- you couldn't get past that and help him with this construction business, could you?

Mary: What makes you think I know anything about the construction business?

Jamie: Well, I know about the addition to the hospice wing.

Mary: Oh. And you know I'm on the committee.

Jamie: Mary, all I'm asking is that you give the guy a chance. Just listen to his proposals. He might surprise you. He's very determined.

Mary: That's one adjective.. Jamie, I can't promise you anything.

Jamie: Well, I'm not asking for promises, just food for thought, that's all.

[Pager beeps]

Jamie: Well, duty calls here, Mary.

Mary: Why don't you use my phone. I have to go see a patient.

Jamie: Could I? Well, thank you. Mary, I'll talk to you later.

Mary: Ok.

Jamie: Ok? Thank you. Jamie Frame.

Vicky: Oh, Jamie, it's Vicky. Listen, I wanted to apologize for this morning. I realize how ridiculous it was that I tried to bribe you. It's just that I wanted you to stay, and I know how stupid it was. I'm really sorry.

Jamie: Yeah, well, that's ok. Forget about it, ok?

Vicky: Well, I --

Jamie: I mean, I only wanted to see you, and even that was hard for me.

Vicky: Well, I hope this won't stop us from seeing each other again. I am really sorry, Jamie.

Jamie: Apology accepted, ok? Listen, I really am glad you told me about the hospice and that it's definitely in the works. I just put a plug in for my uncle.

Vicky: Oh, well, what about a plug in for you? I could always just --

Jamie: No, no! No, no. Once and for all, if I get a position there, it's totally on my own. You got that?

Cass: Hi. Well, you're going to make a lovely blushing bride again. Mm-hmm.

Donna: Well, thank you. I mean, these flowers are gorgeous.

Cass: Oh, I'm sorry. They're not for you.

Donna: Oh, really?

Cass: Yeah. I hope you're not too offended. Nicole told me to -- she left a message to meet her over here, so, I came over here. We've been having trouble hooking up lately.

Donna: Well, that's all right. I think that's going to make a very good start.

Michael: Yee-ha!

Cass: You think so?

Donna: Excuse me. What?

Michael: Where's my new wife?

Donna: What are you doing?

Michael: Hey, baby!

Donna: Stop it.

Michael: Aw, heck, you know, I was going to just chuck you on the bed there and have a little fun, except that my buddy Cass is here and all that furniture is on the bed.

Donna: Yes, right, right, right, it's luggage, but that's all right.

Cass: That, too.

Donna: Would you put me down.

Cass: Sorry.

Michael: That's ok, buddy.

Cass: Sorry I exist.

Michael: How goes the world, huh?

Cass: Well, actually, I just came from a Cory board meeting, and nobody showed up.

Michael: Nobody?

Cass: No. It's looking pretty grim.

[Phone rings]

Donna: I'll get that. Yes. Hello. Yes, yes, he's here. Just a moment. Cass?

Cass: Yeah.

Donna: It's for you. It's Sophie from the salon.

Cass: Oh. Ok. Yeah, Sophie. What? Is she there? Well, could you put her on, please? I see. Well, you tell Mademoiselle Nicole that it's no skin off my nose, all right? Goodbye, Sophie. These are for you.

Donna: Cass, what? What is it?

Cass: Your little sister just stood me up.

Donna: Well --

[phone rings]

Jason: Hello.

Jamie: Jason, hi. It's me.

Jason: Hi, Jamie. I took your suitcase upstairs. You can unpack whenever you get home.

Jamie: Jason, listen, I thought about everything you said this morning.

Jason: Yeah?

Jamie: And I want you to succeed, Jason, I do.

Jason: Thank you, Jamie. I appreciate that.

Jamie: There's a brand-new wing being put on to the hospital, a hospice.

Jason: They got a construction company?

Jamie: That's why I'm calling, Jason. I just got through speaking to a member of the hospice committee, and I laid the foundation for you and John. But you have a lot of convincing to do.

Jason: Yeah, don't worry about that. I just roll out the old Frame charm. Who is this tough shirt I got to unstuff?

Jamie: Mary McKinnon.

Mac: I thought you were going home.

Rachel: I'm not leaving you alone.

Mac: Well, what are you two doing here?

Amanda: Well, remember this morning when you said you needed all the help you can get?

Sam: We're here to help.

Mac: Oh. I really appreciate that, but I just don't think there's anything anyone can do.

Sam: Oh, Amanda, you know, that sounds distinctly like a challenge.

Amanda: Hmm.

Sam: I love challenges. You know that?

Vicky: Who is this?

Mikey: Bun!

Vicky: It's a bunny! It's a little bunny! And it's going to come and play with you! You know what? You are so beautiful. And I'm so happy to have you here. So happy to have you here.

[Mikey talks]

Vicky: You know what? We're going to be good friends, Mikey.. We're going to go out and we're going to play, we're going to have a good time, because I know what it's like to be alone. But you're not going to be alone anymore. All you have to remember, all you've got to remember is to go for it. You're going to get it, and you're going to go all the way, ok?

[Knock on door]

Jason: Yeah? Hi, Mary.

Mary: I have to talk to you.

Jason: Well, sure. Come in, please. Can I get you something?

Mary: No, I don't have time. Vince and I are going to dinner.

Jason: This is about the hospice, right?

Mary: Oh, Jamie talked to you.

Jason: Yeah, yeah, he said that you were in charge of getting some preparations or something together.

Mary: Your nephew seems to have a great deal of faith in you.

Jason: Oh, family. Got to stick together. Look, I've done some rough sketches. I want you to take a look at them.

Mary: Jason, I've given this a lot of thought.

Jason: Well, I'm sure you have. It's going to be very important for Bay City.

Mary: And as much as I know it would mean to Jamie, I don't in all honesty feel that I can recommend either you or your company for this job.

Jason: Mary --

Mary: So I probably wouldn't spend too much time on those sketches if I were you. I'm sure if Jamie requires an explanation, I can count on you to give it to him.

Mac: Ladies and gentlemen, in the interest of Cory Enterprises, its employees, its subsidiaries, go for it.

Singer: When the night has come and the land is dark

Amanda: Hello, Mr. Tutwiler? This is Amanda Cory Fowler. I was wondering if you would be able to do me a favor.

Sam: Yes, Cory is an old trusted name, but I got to be totally honest with you. Since I've been with the company only a few short months, I have found a new side that is young and fresh, and I think you'll find it quite exciting.

Rachel: Mr. Simmons, Mac and I empathize with your hesitation. But we're here. We're willing to get our hands dirty..

Liz: Olivia, you tell that husband of yours to straighten up and fly right. How many of your dull charity bazaars have I attended over the years?

Singer: Stand by me

Mac: Listen, Nolan, you hang on to that stock until the end of the fiscal year, and if it doesn't go up by 20%, I'll personally commission Rachel to do a bust of your secretary.

Sam: As a shareholder, we need your support to continue that trend.

Rachel: How many donations have the Corys made to those different fundraisers of yours? Now, we've scratched your back. It's time for you to scratch ours. All right, Mr. Festermonger, what do you say? Won't you help us?

Amanda: Hi, Mr. Pennyworth. You remember me? Right, little Mandy Cory. How is your daughter, Pamela?

Sam: Tell me something -- what kind of music do you like? No kidding? Yeah. Well, tell me something -- have you heard of the Jazz Torches? Yeah, that's the guys. Look, did you know that their record label is a division of Cory?

Liz: Hold on to that stock or everyone in Bay City will hear about your tummy tuck.

Sam: Yes.

Mac: Well, my family, we got a majority showing. I think we're going to come out of this. I think Cory is back in business!


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