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Another World Transcript Thursday 7/1/04

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Felicia: I just -- I just don't believe this.

Mitch: Well, I'm glad you waited until Sam left before you told me this.

Felicia: Well, believe me, it wasn't planned. I still feel like I'm in shock over what Drew said on the phone.

Mitch: Ok, and what did he say exactly?

Felicia: That Michael Hudson would be checking on the Swiss bank account.

Mitch: Does that mean that Michael has joined Marstenís scheme to take over Cory Publishing?

Felicia: I don't know. I guess so. I mean, he said he called him an associate.

Mitch: No, I don't believe that. I can't believe that.

Felicia: Well, that's exactly what he said.

Mitch: Well, maybe he was trying to mislead you. Maybe you misunderstood him. I mean, there's no way that Michael would turn against Cory.

Felicia: I know, I don't believe that he would, either, but yet he said something about holdings in the Persian Gulf, and I know that Michael has business there. I don't know. I don't know what to think. I don't know what's going on.

Cass: Hey, guys!

Felicia: Cass.

Cass: Hi!

Felicia: Oh, hi.

Nicole: Hi. Felicia, is anything wrong?

Felicia: No, it's just a personnel problem. Herb will be by in a minute. He can seat you, ok?

Cass: Well, actually, we didn't come to eat.

Felicia: Oh.

Nicole: No, we have some fantastic news.

Felicia: Oh, great.

Cass: Yeah. Uh -- you know, Mitch, Nicole and I are planning to ask you to do a very special portrait soon.

Mitch: That sounds very nice. I'd be happy to. Just make an appointment.

Nicole: Felicia, do you like my nail color?

Felicia: Yes, it's lovely, honey.

Cass: Ok, wait a second. Something is going on here, and it's something a little more serious than just a personnel problem. Felicia, what is wrong?

Felicia: Drew Marsten.

Michael: Donna? Donna, come on, we'll be late! Hurry up! Sweetie? Hey, what's this? I thought you were going to change.

Donna: Well, I was.

Michael: Well, are you feeling ok? Oh, I'd better call Chris and tell her we're going to be late.

Donna: No, Michael, that's not necessary. I'm not going to go.

Michael: Aren't you feeling well?

Donna: No, I'm fine, really.

Michael: Well, then why don't you go? Chris will be really disappointed.

Donna: Michael, Chris planned this luncheon for you. I wasn't even invited.

Michael: Donna, Iím sure when she invited me, she meant both of us.

Donna: Yes, yes, I'm sure you're probably right. But anyway, I've decided that I want to stay here with Mikey, especially now.

Michael: Now?

Donna: Well, now that Iíve realized that you're right about what you said, that we should adopt Mikey.

Michael: Donna, that's great! Oh, sweetie, that's wonderful! Oh!

Josie: No, stop it!

[Music plays]

Matt: Get the hell off of her! What's wrong with you? Josie, are you ok?

Josie: I'm fine. I just --

Matt: What is with you, man?

Kevin: I'm sorry. Josie, I thought you were kidding. I didn't know you were choking.

Matt: What do you mean? Man, you've been drinking.

Josie: It's ok. I'm fine. I'm fine, I'm fine.

Kevin: I'm sorry, Josie. I'm really sorry.

[Josie coughs]

Man: What the hell is going on here?

Kevin: Dad.

Singers: Could you spell "trouble"?

Michael: Oh! Oh, you, you, you! That's great!

Donna: No, wait, no, wait --

Michael: You won't regret this, I promise, Donna.

Donna: Michael, Michael, please stop.

Michael: What?

Donna: Just -- I guess what I should have said is that I am coming around to the idea that we should adopt Mikey.

Michael: Oh --

Donna: No, wait. There's still a few things that we need to get straightened out first.

Michael: What, with Mary? To make sure there's no new leads in the investigation that's turned up? What?

Donna: Yes, that's part of it. Well, I'm -- I guess his parents probably won't appear now.

Michael: Well, if they haven't after all this publicity about him, I guess not.

Donna: But I can't help it, there is still some doubt, and I just don't want to go through with all this adoption and then find out that it could be ruined.

Michael: Donna, that's always possible, I guess, but we'll do everything we can to make sure that nothing ruins our time with Mikey.

Donna: But, Michael, I need to be certain of that!

Michael: Donna, I don't understand what you're getting yourself all upset for.

Donna: Well, what do you expect? Someone came in here, broke into our home, they attacked Chris, and now all this --

Michael: Ok, ok, ok, Donna, please. I'm sorry, I understand. You have every reason to be frightened, but we've done everything we can to make sure that doesn't happen again. I mean, we've gotten a new security system; we've doubled the guards around here.

Donna: Oh, right, guards. Michael, people can get past guards. I mean, what's going to happen when you go out and I want to take Mikey outside to play?

Michael: Ok. All right, all right, all right. There's a risk. And, Donna, maybe there always will be a risk, ok? But we can't live our lives like that. You cannot stay cooped up in this apartment. That's no way to live, honey. Not only that, if we act like that, whoever's doing this to us will have won.

Donna: I'm sorry. I know you're right. I'm just overreacting to everything. We should, we should just try to get back to normal.

Michael: Good. So, how about lunch? Come on.

Donna: Uh, no.

Michael: Aw --

Donna: No, I do, I want to stay here with Mikey.

Michael: But, Donna, Bridgetís here.

Donna: I know, I know. Please just -- just don't push me on this today. Just let me stay here and relax and calm down, all right?

Michael: Ok.

Donna: You go and have a nice lunch, and I will be just fine, I promise.

Michael: I know you'll be just fine. Donna, our future with Mikey will be wonderful. And I promise you I will do everything in my power to make sure that you and Mikey are safe, always. Ok? I love you.

Matt: Mr. Julian. Hello.

Mr. Julian: Matthew, hello.

Matt: Glad you could come by.

Mr. Julian: Thanks.

Matt: This is Josie, a friend of ours.

Josie: Hi.

Mr. Julian: Hello. The -- the maid just told me that you were all out here. So what was going on?

Matt: Nothing. We -- we were just kidding around.

Mr. Julian: I see. So, Kevin, what's new?

Kevin: A lot.

Mr. Julian: Hmm. I guess so.

Kevin: Not that you care, anyway.

Mr. Julian: Hey, Matthew, this is some place.

Matt: Yeah.

Kevin: Yeah, just like home, right, pop?

Mr. Julian: Where's Tracy?

Kevin: She's working. That'll make you happy.

Mr. Julian: She wrote me. She said she'd got a job waitressing and --

Kevin: Yeah, that's right.

Mr. Julian: Sounds like a good opportunity for her.

Kevin: Yeah, a great opportunity, lifetime career.

Mr. Julian: It could be.

Matt: Yeah, uh, maybe we should go.

Josie: Yeah.

Matt: We're --

Josie: We're going to go.

Kevin: No. No, wait. I want you to hear what my dad's idea of real work is. Come on, dad, tell them. I mean, photography -- that's not real work. Now, what Tracyís doing -- that's important.

Mr. Julian: No, it's just I can't see how you can make money with photography when most people do that just for fun. There's no future there.

Matt: He's really very good. You should see some of his landscapes.

Mr. Julian: What do you mean landscapes? What about weddings, graduations? That's what people want to see -- pictures of themselves.

Kevin: So you mean if Iím a photographer in some department store taking pictures of screaming little brats in front of a fake backdrop, that's --

Mr. Julian: But that is just like you to get involved in something that has no potential.

Kevin: No, you mean no money. That's what really counts, right?

Mr. Julian: You're wasting your life!

Kevin: How would you know anything about it? Have you looked at yourself lately?

Mr. Julian: Seems to me you've been drinking again.

Kevin: Well, you would know.

Matt: Kevin --

Kevin: Isn't this a beautiful family reunion, Matt? Just like you planned it.

Cass: What does Drew Marsten have to do with any of this?

Felicia: You see, we found out --

Mitch: It's just that Drew Marsten is still in town.

Nicole: And he's still trying to take over Cory publishing.

Mitch: Exactly.

Nicole: Well, I want you both to know that I think what Drew is doing professionally is just terrible.

Cass: And personally, we don't have anything more to do with him.

Nicole: Forever.

Felicia: Is this a ring?

Cass: Oh! Yes!

Nicole: I've been trying to get you to notice it since I walked in!

Felicia: Oh, honey, it's official! You're engaged!

Cass: Yes, we are. I told you.

Felicia: Oh, honey, that's so wonderful! Oh, Nicole!

Mitch: Congratulations.

Cass: Thanks, Mitch.

Felicia: I'm so happy for you.

Nicole: Oh, thank you. It's exciting.

Mitch: Congratulations.

Nicole: Thanks, Mitch.

Felicia: Let me see this ring.

Nicole: Ok.

Felicia: Let me see. Oh, it's exquisite, isn't it? Well, Cass, you certainly have good taste in women and in jewelry.

Cass: Thank you.

Felicia: So? When is the date?

Nicole: Well, we haven't decided yet. We've been talking about this fall. What about you two?

Felicia: Well, we've been talking about this fall. Oh, no.

Cass: Oh, no.

Felicia: Guess who has a wonderful idea.

Cass: Watch out. What is your idea?

Felicia: How would you all like to have a double wedding?

Nicole: That sounds like fun! Cass?

Cass: That's fine with me.

Felicia: Really? Mitch?

Mitch: Sure, it's a ceremony. It's fine with me.

Felicia: All right! That's great! I do, I have some wonderful ideas.

Cass: "I do"?

Felicia: And with your design sense and my -- well, my visions, it should be the event of the year.

Cass: Oh, the decade.

Felicia: I think so.

Cass: Please.

Felicia: Sharlene.

Sharlene: Excuse me, Felicia. I'm sorry. Herb wanted me to tell you that he's in the back if you need him.

Felicia: Fine. Thank you. Oh, Sharlene, I don't think that you've met my good friend Cass Winthrop --

Sharlene: No, I havenít.

Felicia: And his fiancťe, Nicole love.

Sharlene: No. Sharlene Watts. Nice to meet you.

Cass: Very nice to meet you, too.

Sharlene: Hello.

Nicole: Hi. Nice to meet you.

Felicia: Sharlene's just back in town.

Nicole: Oh. Have you found a place to stay yet?

Sharlene: Well, I'm staying with my brother -- Jason Frame?

Nicole: Jason?

Sharlene: Yeah.

Nicole: Oh, that's nice.

Cass: So how is it being back in Bay City?

Sharlene: Well, it's an adjustment.

Felicia: I want to thank you for, you know, stopping me before. I was upset.

Mitch: Let's just not say anything about this information with Michael until we know --

Felicia: I know.

Mitch: And at least talked to him, because we don't know what the truth is.

Felicia: I agree, I agree. You know, he's going to be here soon. He's got a reservation.

Mitch: Ok, we'll talk to him then.

Felicia: All right. Are you really happy about the double wedding?

Sharlene: Right. Well, it was nice to meet you both, really.

Cass: Nice to meet you, too.

Sharlene: Excuse me, Felicia? Listen, if you get a spare moment, could I talk to you about the kitchen?

Felicia: There's a problem?

Sharlene: No, no, no problem.

Felicia: Oh.

Sharlene: I just have some ideas about getting the food out faster.

Felicia: Oh, great. All right, yeah, we'll talk about it.

Sharlene: All right, thanks a lot.

Felicia: She's a very smart lady.

Cass: Yes, and she's very nice, too.

Nicole: Yeah, she certainly is. Are you sure she's Jasonís sister?

Felicia: I know, it's hard to believe, isn't it? She's so pretty that I would love to have 24 hours. I can assure you that every man in Bay City would be lined up around the Frame farm. Oh.

Cass: Except me and Mitch.

Felicia: Of course. Speak of the devil. Excuse me.

John and Mary: Hi.

Felicia: Hi, John. Mary, hi.

Jason: Our table ready?

Felicia: Yes, it is. Sure.

Jason: Great.

Felicia: Come on, let me show it to you. Here you go. Is this fine?

Mary: This is great, thank you.

Felicia: You need anything, just holler.

John: Thanks.

Felicia: Ok.

John: You certain that this meal is absolutely necessary, Jason?

Jason: I thought you liked Tops.

Mary: Well, I think the hospital cafeteria would have been a little more appropriate for a business luncheon.

Jason: I like to get away from the work environment occasionally. It helps you -- it helps her keep her perspective.

Mary: My perspective is just fine, thank you.

John: This meal is going to cost a lot more than having turkey rolls at Bay City general, that's for sure.

Jason: You don't remember how the food is at the hospital? Look, I'm going to pick this tab up, and I'm not going to charge it to the hospital construction account, either.

John: Which reminds me -- you've been spending money like it's water these past couple of weeks.

Jason: Well, I had some pretty good luck not so long ago.

Mary: "Not so long ago" meaning the Fourth of July weekend when you so mysteriously disappeared --

Jason: Mary, come on.

Mary: Not telling anyone where you were going?

Jason: Oh. Does that mean you would like to know where I went?

Mary: I'm interested in anything that has the possibility of negatively affecting the hospital.

Jason: Why is it you always jump to the wrong conclusions about me, and most of the time, it's the worst conclusions about me?

Mary: I think I have jumped to conclusions about you in the past. I don't think they've been wrong.

John: Hey, aren't we having fun now? What do you say we call a truce, at least through lunch, ok?

Jason: Ok.

Sharlene: Hello, everybody.

John: Hi.

Sharlene: John, Jason.

Jason: Sharly, have you met Mary McKinnon?

Sharlene: Well, yeah, we've met. She was out at the farm on the fourth for the Aids benefit. Nice to see you.

Mary: Mm-hmm. Hi.

Sharlene: Hi.

Mary: You still staying with Jason?

Sharlene: Yeah, he's putting up with me pretty well.

Mary: How nice.

Jason: Yeah, we've had pretty good times out there, haven't we, Sharly?

Sharlene: Yeah, the best.

Jason: Yeah.

John: What's this "Sharly" business?

Sharlene: It's a nickname, you know.

Mary: But only Jason uses it.

Sharlene: How did you know that?

Mary: Oh, he's told me a couple of things about you.

Sharlene: Oh. Good. Well, what can I get everybody to drink, hmm?

Mary: Seltzer.

John: Same for me.

Sharlene: Same? And the usual for you, Jason, scotch on the rocks?

Jason: You got it.

Mary: Gee, she's really picked up on your habits quickly, hasn't she?

John: Oh, it's not too hard once you --

Jason: John --

Sharlene: It's not exactly picking up on it. You know, his fondness for scotch is something you don't forget.

Mary: Sort of like his fondness for women.

Jason: Mary, please. Not in front of my --

Mary: Sister?

Michael: Hmm.

Felicia: Michael!

Michael: Hi, Felicia!

Felicia: Hi, honey.

Michael: How are you?

Felicia: I'm good, I'm good.

Michael: Mitch, how you doing?

Mitch: Hi, Mike. How are you?

Felicia: Listen, do you think we could talk to you?

Michael: Sure, no problem. But first, Iím looking for someone, a woman --

Chris: Here I am. I hope you brought your appetite.

Michael: I did. Um, you don't know each other, do you?

Felicia: No.

Michael: Felicia Gallant, Mitch Blake, this is Chris Macaleer.

Chris: Macaleer. Hi.

Felicia: Macaleer. Hello, Chris.

Chris: Good to meet you. I think we have a reservation.

Felicia: Yes, Macaleer. For two, right?

Chris: Right.

Michael: Two. Yeah. Did you want to talk to me about something?

Felicia: Yeah, um, but it can wait, all right?

Michael: Ok.

Felicia: So let me show you to your table. How's Donna?

Michael: She's just terrific.

Mary: Well, if you guys will excuse me. Jason, why don't you see if they have crow on the menu?

John: Talking about making a point. She really nailed you on that one, Jason. Using your own sister -- that's a little tacky, isn't it?

Jason: John --

[John chuckles]

Jason: Remember our little bet about Chris?

John: Sure.

Jason: It's off.

John: Why, you afraid of the competition?

Jason: From you, never, but I think there is a new kid on the block.

Mr. Julian: What? You've been drinking! I can -- I smell the booze on your breath. And I thought you were clean. That's what your friend told me.

Kevin: Are you?

Mr. Julian: Huh? What else have you been taking? What, uppers, downers? What?

Kevin: Anything I can.

Matt: Hey, Kev, just talk to him.

Kevin: Who, Frank? No, Frank has these amazing double standards. It's all right if he drinks a case of beer, but Iím a criminal if I smoke a little pot.

Matt: Man, I thought you said you quit.

Josie: Maybe we should go up to the house.

Kevin: No, no, no. I want you to stay. No, we're just getting warmed up. Look, dad, I can close my eyes and touch my nose. See? That's the real test, isn't it? I mean, you've had a lot of practice with that one.

Frank: You shut your mouth.

Kevin: Why should I? I've seen you do it plenty of times. Come on! Oh, I should say not do it. Now, did I ever tell you what it was like when you used to pick me and Tracy up from junior high school? On the way home he would stop off at Daveís place. You know, the classy bar on maple? And we would sit there for hours, rain or shine.

Frank: See, I don't know why Iíd think that you might have changed --

Kevin: Finally, he'd come out and he'd weave his way back to the truck, and then the truck would weave its way back home.

Frank: Right! Because your mother had just died!

Kevin: Oh, I forgot! The blanket excuse for everything. Don't you think I remember that? Don't you think I was hurting, too? But I didn't get trashed every night and drive my kids back home.

Frank: I didn't know how to do nothing. I didn't know how to feed you. I didn't how to buy you clothes. I had to raise you and Tracy all by myself. I didn't have any help.

Kevin: Well, was that your idea of being a full-time parent? Of balancing work, family, and a social life? Was that your idea of having it all?

Frank: You got to drop this smart talk right now. You have no idea what I went through. That was my wife.

Kevin: She was my mother.

Frank: Yeah, I know.

Kevin: You know, the only time you ever even talked to me was to tell me I was doing something wrong.

Frank: But that was -- that's n --

Kevin: I should be taking shop instead of geometry, go out for the football team instead of the science club. You guys should have seen him when I got the scholarship Winston.

Frank: Why did you have to take and go to that school? We don't belong with these people.

Kevin: You donít. I was fine. Why was it so wrong to study? You yelled at me every time you caught me with a book.

Frank: Because you did that to bother me. You did that not to do your chores. You were lazy, and you know it!

Kevin: Do you see what he's like? He's an idiot!

Matt: You --

Kevin: No.

Frank: What?

Kevin: No, don't bother. If he wants me, he'll get me.

Frank: You know, ever since you were a little kid, all you wanted to do -- all you wanted to do, man, you wanted to lay around and you wanted other people to do it for you. Well, you tell me, is this good? You taking drugs, you drinking, you lying around? Does that make you happy?

Kevin: I am not a drug addict.

Frank: Yeah?

Kevin: I have a job --

Frank: Uh-huh!

Kevin: And I take care of myself --

Frank: Uh-huh!

Kevin: And I always have!

Frank: Scotch, Kevin? What else do you drink?

Kevin: You never cared about me or Tracy. We were in your way, and that's all!

Frank: You have no idea what you're talking about.

Kevin: Oh, yes, I do. You just can't face the fact that you're a lousy father and an alcoholic!

Frank: Well, why don't you look at yourself, Kevin? Hey, look at your friends. See how they're looking at you? They know what you really are. Fine, Kevin. Fine. You take drugs, you keep drinking, and before long, man, you're going to be dead.

Kevin: You'd like that, wouldn't you? That's what you've always wanted, isn't it?

[Music plays]

Man: You were right about Vicky.

Jake: I told you I don't lie about stuff like that.

Man: So tell me why you're trying to fix me up with her.

Jake: Because I think you two guys would be good for each other.

Man: What about you? You're single. You two are obviously close.

Jake: We were. That was a couple years ago. And besides, Iím not single. I'm separated.

Man: I didn't even know --

Jake: Vicky is my wife's sister.

Man: You're kidding.

Jake: Twin sister.

Man: Oh, no.

Jake: I know, it sounds complicated.

Man: How long have you been married?

Jake: Two years, but we're having some problems.

Man: Well, you trying to work it out?

Jake: Of course. Marley left me.

Man: Sorry.

Jake: Do we have to listen to this garbage?

Man: This song?

Jake: Yeah.

Man: I hate this song.

Jake: Me, too. I hate it.

Man: Have you heard the new Steve Winwood album?

Jake: That's a good album.

Man: What about Talking Heads?

Jake: See, I love their videos. Now, I would love to shoot videos like the Talking Heads.

Man: Well, I don't mean to pry, but do you have the money to shoot videos?

Jake: Uh, that's where Vicky comes in.

Man: She's got the money?

Jake: Yeah, she's my backer. Come to think of it, Vickyís been my backer for my entire life.

Man: I think that's great.

Jake: Yeah.

Nicole: Well, Michael said Donna decided to stay at home.

Cass: Isn't she feeling well?

Nicole: No, I think she's feeling all right. I don't know, he was very vague about why. You know, maybe I'll stop by and tell Donna about our engagement in person, ok?

Cass: Ok. I'm going to hang out here and talk to Felicia.

Nicole: If you can. She and Mitch have been acting very strangely, huddled back in that corner, staring at Michael like he's some spy out of "Casablanca."

Cass: Well --

Nicole: Wonder what that's all about.

Cass: Felicia's always had a flair for the dramatic.

Nicole: Well, I can hardly wait for our double ceremony.

Cass: Neither can I. I'll see you soon?

Nicole: Ok.

Cass: Give Donna my love.

Nicole: I will.

Michael: Hey, John!

John: Hi.

Michael: Hey, I didn't see you here.

John: Oh, well, chance encounter.

Michael: Son of a gun. You here for business or pleasure?

John: Business. You?

Michael: Well, actually, pleasure, but I see Cass here and I can take care of a little business, so Iíll talk to you in a sec, ok?

John: Yeah, take your time.

Michael: Great.

Chris: Hi, John.

John: Hello.

Chris: So, a business meeting is at Tops? My, the company is certainly going uptown.

John: Yeah, well, you know, Jason -- he insisted on it. I am kind of surprised to see you here with Mike.

Chris: Why? Oh, I told you I was going to have lunch with him to thank him for all that he did for me after the attack.

John: Yeah, I know, I know. I just -- well, I thought I was going to be included, you know, so --

Chris: Oh, John. I would have liked nothing better, but you were going to have the meeting with Jason and Mary.

John: Right, right, yeah.

Chris: And so it ended up being just the two of us. Oh, I'm sorry if you feel left out.

John: Oh? No, of course I donít. It's --

Chris: Listen, here's what we'll do -- we will plan to have our own lunch soon, ok?

John: What? No, no. Listen, we don't have to. I mean, it's no big deal. We could, uh -- well, if you'd really like to, no problem. I'll see you at work, ok? Ahem.

Michael: Hey, hey, hey. Don't go. Won't you join us?

John: No, business to take care of.

Michael: Well, ok.

Frank: I don't know how you could say that. I don't know how you could think that I want you dead. You're my son.

Kevin: I don't know.

Frank: I -- I want you to be happy. I always wanted that.

Kevin: It's not -- it's not fair.

Frank: I'm not perfect! But I tried, Kevin. I always tried.

Kevin: Why can't you just accept the fact that we're different? Just because Iím not like you doesn't mean --

Frank: What? Doesn't mean what?

Kevin: It doesn't matter. It's too late.

Frank: Please, Kevin --

Kevin: No, you can't make up for everything that's happened. There's just too much.

Frank: You're probably right. You always thought you were better than me.

Kevin: That's not true.

Frank: Yeah! That's why you went and got a scholarship to that fancy prep school. That's why a Cory is your best friend. I mean, look around you. You've always been mad at. Heck, I couldn't give you this.

Kevin: No!

Frank: Don't lie to me, Kevin.

Kevin: All right. I do like it here. And you know something else, dad? I want this -- a place just like this. This is where I'm headed. And if you can't handle that, too bad!

Frank: You are headed here? You taking pictures of trees is going to get you here?

Kevin: You don't know anything, do you?

Frank: I know you're heading somewhere, but it's not the top. The way you're going, before long, you're going to wind up on the street, drunk or hi --

Kevin: And broke. Flat broke, right, dad?

Frank: Yeah.

Kevin: Yeah. Well, at least Iím not going to end up on your street. You don't ever have to worry about that because Iím never coming home.

Frank: Well, I don't want you there.

Frank: Yeah, you leave, boy.

Kevin: Shut up.

Frank: I embarrass you?

Kevin: Dad --

Frank: Don't worry. I'm not going to bother you again. Matthew, I don't even know why I came here because we got nothing to say to one another. Stay out of my life. I'm going to stay out of yours. And that's the only thing to do.

Matt: Kevin? I'm so sorry about this, man. I know now why you didn't want to call your dad. I didn't know this was going to happen. I'm sorry, man. I'm a jerk.

Kevin: No, it's ok. I just hoped that -- I don't know, I just hoped it would go better than that. I just never even gave him a chance.

Josie: Is there anything we can do for you, Kevin?

Kevin: Yeah, how about a beer?

Matt: Kevin --

Kevin: Matt, I was just joking.

Josie: Were you? Really?

Kevin: You know, it's funny -- my dad and I started drinking about the same time, right after my mom died. At least we have one thing in common.

Matt: You don't need that stuff.

Kevin: I know.

Matt: Why did you start drinking before your dad got here? You promised to quit.

Kevin: I got nervous. Look, I only had a couple. It's -- it's not like I was trashed or anything. It was no big deal.

Matt: No big deal? You didn't think I noticed what was going on before? The thing with Josie in the pool? You almost hurt her.

Kevin: I'm -- Iím really sorry, Josie.

Josie: It's all right. I wasn't hurt, and Iím not mad. But I am worried about you, Kevin. I can see your dad hasn't been too great with you, and I know a part of you probably wants to pay him back for that. Believe me, I know all about getting back at parents. But if you're drinking and taking drugs just to get back at him, it's a waste. Because you're not going to hurt him. You're only going to hurt yourself.

Kevin: You're right. I know you're right. No, that's it. No more drinking, no more pills. I mean it this time, I swear.

Nicole: Oh, adopting Mikey?

Donna: Yeah.

Nicole: Oh, I think that's so wonderful! I want to hear all about it.

Donna: Oh, well, I want to hear all about this engagement.

Nicole: Well, in a minute. When did you decide to adopt Mikey?

Donna: Oh, well, actually, this morning.

Nicole: Well, Vicky must be thrilled, and Bridget, too.

Donna: They don't know yet -- and please don't say anything to them yet. Well, we just want to make sure nothing's going to go wrong.

Nicole: Like what? Is there some news about Mikeyís natural parents?

Donna: Well, you know, they could show up at any time, but, no, there's been no new leads.

Nicole: Then why the secrecy?

Donna: Well, I just want to make sure that we can provide Mikey with a very safe environment. I mean, after all, he's going to be a Hudson heir.

Nicole: You seem very worried about this.

Donna: Nicole, I mean, look, the suite was just broken into. Of course I'm worried.

Nicole: Well, you must feel safe now.

Donna: Well, no, not completely.

Nicole: Donna, you've got guards outside the door. One of them even frisked me when I came. I didn't really mind, though. He was kind of cute.

Donna: What?

Nicole: Donna, I was making a joke. Honey, you got to relax.

Donna: Nicole, I just don't think I can. I -- I can't handle this. I can't fight this the way you could or Michael can.

Nicole: Well, of course you can. You know, you were the fighter. Growing up, Peter and I always looked up to you.

Donna: Well, you're right about that. I was a fighter, I mean, ever since I was a little girl. The only problem is, is that I always lost.

Nicole: You're talking about father.

Donna: Yeah. Anytime I wanted any happiness, it would always mean I would have to defy him -- you know, whether that was playing with my dolls or riding the horses or trying to meet Michael in the stables. I mean, he did, he always stopped me.

Nicole: Oh, Donna --

Donna: No, come on, you know that's true. I mean, and when he locked me up and he kept me from Michael, he took Victoria away from me, made me raise Marley by myself.

Nicole: Donna, listen, you know, I thought for a long time that Cass and I could never be happy. And now look. We're getting married. And you have Michael, you have Vicky, and now you're about to have Mikey. You're going to be happy.

Donna: Oh, Nicole, you know, you think life is always so good and kind. I mean, that's just what you expect from it. But I donít. I donít. I don't think I'll ever have the happiness that I really want.

Mary: All right, I have a little bit of a problem here on page five, section c, subsection two --

Jason: Mary, there are times, you know, when a guy -- and I would think, a girl, too -- would just like to forget work and enjoy life -- you know, kick back, smell the coffee, look at the flowers. And I think lunch right now would be a perfect time to do that.

Mary: Section c, subsection two. Now Ė

John: So tell me, how do you like working here?

Sharlene: Felicia's wonderful. But I do miss the fresh air.

John: Yeah, I used to say the same thing when I worked here.

Sharlene: You know, John, I'm afraid if you want to keep watching them, you're going to have to follow them out there.

John: Who? What, Chris and Mike?

Sharlene: Yeah, yeah, you've been staring at her ever since you came over here. What's going on?

John: Nothing. Actually, there is something that's kind of bothering me.

Sharlene: What?

John: She's been avoiding me at work. I'm just wondering if I've done something to offend her or --

Sharlene: Why don't you ask her?

John: What, you mean just --

Sharlene: Yeah, that's right.

John: Forget it.

Michael: See?

Chris: I can't tell them apart!

Michael: It is amazing, isn't it? But that's only because you haven't met them yet. Once you meet them, you'll see that Marley is -- well, Marleyís the more down-to-earth type. She's very gentle, though. Victoria, on the other hand, is very gentle, but she's wild. But they're both terrific and I wouldn't trade them for anything.

Chris: Oh, you really love your daughters, and Mikey, too, it's obvious.

Michael: My daughters make me very, very happy. My daughters and my wife.

Chris: Oh. Yeah, it's too bad Donna couldn't join us. Look at the view she's missing.

Michael: Well, Donnaís under a lot of pressure these days.

Chris: It's rare to find a man who cares so much about his entire family.

Michael: Oh, come on, I'm no different than most men, really, except I may be a little overly protective of Donna.

Chris: Oh?

Michael: Well, Donna and I, you know, we split up a few times, but it seems like it's always worked out for the best. All the bad times have resulted in a marriage with a very firm foundation.

Chris: I'm glad. Because when it comes down to it, family's the only thing that's important -- to have kids and a wife or a husband who can help you with your problems, who can talk to you. That's what really matters.

Michael: Yeah. That's true. But, you know, there's some times when your wife or your husband or your kids can't help you. There's times when you just have to do it yourself. It's funny, sometimes you can have problems and you can't share them with anyone. You have to be alone in marriage.

Chris: No. That shouldn't happen. Not to you. A man like you should never be alone.

Michael: Chris Ė

Man: So you're telling me you were out in L.A.?

Jake: Yeah, that was before my wife and I --

Man: Oh, that's why you're here?

Jake: Well, yeah, no. I mean, I have some really good ties here in Bay City, and that helps, especially since my life is in shambles.

Man: You seem pretty together to me.

Jake: Are you serious?

Man: You're starting your own business.

Jake: With my ex-girlfriend's money!

Man: Your sister-in-law's money.

Jake: Don't start!

Man: I'm sorry, but this all sounds kind of weird.

Jake: We'll sit down and I'll tell you about it someday.

Man: Maybe Vicky will tell me about it, if she can ever look at me in the face again without getting sick to her stomach.

Jake: All in all, I thought it was a great first date. It was short, but it wasn't bad.

Man: Sometimes those are the best kind, I guess.

Jake: Rick, I think she liked you.

Rick: Really?

Jake: Yeah, I mean, after she got over the initial shock of me setting her up with a blind date, I think she warmed up to the idea.

Rick: I don't know if Iíd have gone along with this if you --

Jake: Believe me, it's no problem.

Rick: Yeah? How many girls like it when their ex-boyfriends start playing matchmaker?

Jake: Vicky and I have an understanding. But if that's a problem, I'll just drop whole thing.

Rick: No, wait, wait.

Jake: Yes?

Rick: I didn't say that.

Jake: So what you're trying to tell me is you're still interested?

Rick: Well, let's just say next time I bring a pizza to Vicky, I'll hold the bologna.

Jake: Good thinking.

Nicole: And that's how he proposed to me.

Donna: Well, it's certainly different.

Nicole: I know. It's not at all like the way Cass and I usually act. I'll never forget it.

Donna: Oh, I am so happy for you. After all of this stuff with Drew --

Nicole: Yeah.

Donna: I'm so glad it was a perfect ending.

Nicole: Well, unfortunately, "perfect" isn't exactly the word Iíd use to describe Cass and me.

Donna: Why? Why, what's wrong?

Nicole: No, no, no, nothing's wrong. It's just that I learned that -- well, Cass and I -- we're different, that's all.

Donna: Well, opposites attract, hmm?

Nicole: Well, not when they're both used to getting their own way.

Donna: Oh, come on, you're exaggerating about this. What differences could you possibly have?

Nicole: Do you remember when I told you all that about Haverhill manor?

Donna: Yeah.

Nicole: Well, Cass keeps insisting that he saw Noraís ghost.

Donna: Oh. You don't believe him?

Nicole: Well, I want to believe him, I really do, but I'll never be completely sure.

Donna: Well, I think that seems fair.

Nicole: Yeah, but, Donna, he wants me to believe him.

Donna: Are you worried that he's going to take back this engagement ring because you're not a member of the goblin fan club?

Nicole: No, no, not that. We are in love, and I know that's what's most important to both of us. It's just that ever since this incident happened, Iíve realized that, on some basic level, we're both very different people. I mean, it's nothing like the way you and Michael relate. You always know what's going on with him.

Michael: Chris, please.

Chris: What? Oh. Oh, I'm sorry. People are always telling me Iím too emotional, Iím too physical. I have gotten this all my life.

Michael: Really?

Chris: Well, I guess it has something to do with the boundaries. I always feel so awkward trying to do the right thing in social situations. Michael, it's just because we talk so well together and, well, I thought we were becoming friends.

Michael: Well, we might be.

Chris: I know I went too far. It was stupid of me. I'm sorry. Listen, I hope you don't think I was coming on to you.

Michael: Doesn't really matter what I think. Should we go inside?

Chris: Michael, Iíve already taken care of the bill, so Iím going to run on. I've got to work the night shift tonight.

Michael: All right.

Chris: Listen, except for my stupidity out there, I had a great time.

Michael: Well, I had a nice time, too.

Chris: Ok. See you soon.

Michael: Take care.

Felicia: You know, I'm not kidding. I really do want the rights to the Max and Nora story.

Cass: Well, I'm not kidding, either. You got them.

Felicia: Really?

Cass: Really.

Felicia: Great, because it's going to be the best book I ever wrote. And to think, it actually happened.

Cass: You really believe me, then, what I told you about Noraís ghost?

Felicia: Yes, honey, why wouldn't I? I mean, you're not a liar.

Cass: Why, thank you.

Felicia: You're low and you're selfish --

Cass: Oh, well --

Felicia: And you're certainly egotistical -- we all know that -- and you're a little misleading --

Cass: No, please stop. Your compliments will turn my head.

Felicia: But you always tell me the truth.

Cass: I wish everybody realized that.

Felicia: Uh-oh. You talking about Nicole?

Cass: Who else?

Felicia: She'll come around.

Cass: I'm not so sure.

Felicia: Does it really matter? I mean, you love her, don't you?

Cass: Well, of course I love her.

Felicia: Then you shouldn't let the Nora ghost stand in your way. You're not going to, are you?

Cass: Of course not.

Felicia: Ok.

Cass: Ok.

Donna: Hello?

Michael: Hi, honey, it's me.

Donna: Oh, hi. You're still at lunch?

Michael: Actually, just finishing.

Donna: So how was it?

Michael: How was it? Well, it was lunch, Donna. Look, I just wanted to say that you are one smart lady and I love you very much, and I'll see you soon, ok? Bye.

John: Mike, you want to tell me what's going on with you and Chris?

Michael: Chris? What do you mean Chris? We had lunch together.

John: She walked out of here, she didn't even stop to say goodbye, nothing.

Michael: Well, maybe she was ticked off at you. She said she had to work the night shift. Maybe you're just driving her too hard.

John: Mike --

Michael: Look, John, I got Donna at home. She's not feeling too well. I'd like to get home and be with her. Can we talk about this later, huh? I'll see you.

Felicia: Michael?

Michael: Yeah?

Felicia: Remember? We needed to talk to you.

Michael: Well, I tell you what, Felicia, can we talk about it some other time? I'd really like to get home.

Felicia: I'm afraid not.

Michael: Ok. What? What do you want to talk to me about?

Mitch: Well, I don't guess there's really any way of kind of bringing this up without just coming right out and saying it.

Michael: What?

Felicia: Are you working with Drew Marsten?

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Matt: Ok, let me check the old score pad. I got 12, you have five, Josie, and Kevin have two.

Kevin: Hmm.

Matt: Hmm.

Kevin: I guess I'm not into it. Look, maybe I'll just head home.

Matt: Hey, wait, no. That's boring. Tell you what -- I just got a new disc player. Let's go in and listen. I mean, it'll put these tapes to shame.

Josie: Great. Come on. Come on, Kevin.

Matt: Let's go.

Josie: You can pick out the music for me. You know Matt.

Matt: Hey, wait a minute. She doesn't trust my taste in music?

Josie: No, I donít. Come on, Kevin.

Kevin: No, why don't you guys go up ahead and I'll meet you in a couple of minutes?

Matt are you all right?

Kevin: Yeah. I'm fine. I just need a couple of minutes.

Matt: Sure. All right, we'll see you inside.

Kevin: All right.

Singer: Welcome to the real world welcome to the real world there's so much to learn

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