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Another World Transcript Monday 7/12/04

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[Knock on door]

Amanda: Who is it?

Julie Ann: It's Julie.

Amanda: Julie Ann, hi.

Julie Ann: Hi.

Amanda: For a second there, I thought that you were Sam. I thought maybe he forgot something. You didn't pass him downstairs, did you?

Julie Ann: No.

Amanda: Good. Well, I'm glad that you're here.

Julie Ann: What's wrong? It sounded urgent. Gosh, you look terrible.

Amanda: Yeah, I was up all night.

Julie Ann: Why?

Amanda: I need somebody to watch Alli. I called Josie, but apparently she had some kind of a crisis or something last night, and I would normally never ask you to take off work, but this is kind of important.

Julie Ann: Really, Amanda, it's no problem.

Amanda: Thanks. I owe you one.

Julie Ann: Amanda, why are you so jumpy?

Amanda: Well, let's just say things have been a little out of control around here for the past week. I'm going to put an end to that today.

Donna: You're certainly taking your time getting to work this morning.

Michael: There's no rush.

Donna: I thought you had a lot to do.

Michael: Well, I do, but I wanted to spend a little time at home with you today.

Donna: Michael, has something else happened?

Michael: No. No. Why -- why do you ask?

Donna: Because you seem to be so nervous or anxious about something.

Michael: Donna, look --

[Michael sighs]

Michael: We've been putting this off, and I think it's time we made a decision.

Donna: You talking about Mikey?

Michael: Well, haven't you been thinking about it?

Donna: Yes, of course I have.

Michael: Well, then what do you say? Do we adopt Mikey?

Jake: Hi, Vick.

Vicky: What are you doing here?

Jake: Well, I'm fine, thanks. How are you?

Vicky: Look, Jake, I was just on my way out.

Jake: I hope you got a couple of minutes --

Vicky: I --

Jake: Because I have a big surprise for you.

Vicky: No, I don't have a couple of minutes! I've got something to do and it can't wait.

Jake: All I need's five minutes of your time.

Vicky: Jake, I've got to get to the hospital.

Jake: You're not sick still, are you?

Vicky: No. I've got to talk to Jamie.

Jake: When are you going to give up, Vicky? When are you going to realize it's over?

Vicky: Thinks have changed, Jake. I've got to talk to Jamie and it can't wait!

P.A. Announcer: Dr. David, telephone please. Dr. David, telephone please.

Jamie: Whoo!

[Lisa giggles]

Jamie: Oh, hello!

Lisa: Hi.

Jamie: Hi, beautiful.

Lisa: Just thought Iíd drop by and see how my dashing husband-to-be is doing.

Jamie: Oh, wow.

Lisa: Saving any lives today?

Jamie: Oh, just working on paperwork, I'm afraid.

Lisa: You look tired.

Jamie: Oh, I'm fine, I'm fine.

Lisa: Did you hear anything about Kevin from the clinic?

Jamie: Yeah, I just checked in, and, well, they say he's doing as well as can be expected.

Lisa: He's so young.

Jamie: Well, he'll make it if he works hard at it.

Lisa: He sure looked helpless at the cabin.

Jamie: Yeah, he did. But the clinic he's at is one of the best in the area, has one of the best rehab programs there, so if he wants to get well, he will.

Lisa: Must seem impossible when you're going through it.

Jamie: Kevin wasn't very happy with his life. He probably thought that he wasn't good enough or that he didn't measure up to Matthew and his friends.

Lisa: Hmm.

Jamie: The drugs were a way for him to try to forget those insecurities.

Lisa: I didn't know you knew Kevin so well.

Jamie: Yeah, well, I donít. I just remember what it was like for me when I was going through that.

Lisa: You know, knowing you now, it's really hard to believe you ever had that kind of problem, that you needed --

Jamie: Well, I just -- I made a lot of mistakes. But those times seem so far away now, like they happened to someone else, not me. Besides, I have you now.

Lisa: Oh, Jamie.

Jamie: No, I mean it. You're so good for me. If I had any doubts about the two of us before yesterday, they're gone now. I was so impressed with the way you handled Kevin.

Lisa: I wanted to help him, and Matt and you.

Jamie: That's why I love you -- because you're so compassionate and intelligent and kind. And you have the cutest little --

Ronnie: Ahem. Excuse me.

Jamie: Ronnie. Hi. Hi, Ronnie.

Ronnie: Hi. Sorry to interrupt.

Jamie: Did you want to speak to me about something?

Ronnie: Yeah. I need to consult with you about a couple of patients, but it can wait.

Jamie: Ok.

Lisa: Well, I'll see you later in your office, doctor.

Jamie: Well, that'll be fine, yes.

Lisa: Good. Bye, Ronnie.

Ronnie: Bye, Lisa.

Jamie: Bye. You were saying?

Ronnie: Oh -- uh -- the Jarvis case.

Jamie: Mm-hmm.

Ronnie: So, doctor --

Jamie: Yes?

Ronnie: Are all your examinations as in-depth as that?

Jamie: Oh, ho, ho, ho. Funny.

Jake: What do you have to tell Jamie?

Vicky: Something personal.

Jake: Vicky, you're not going to let him hurt you again, are you?

Vicky: Jake, would you drop it? This conversation that Iíve got to have with Jamie isn't what you think it is. I'll be fine.

Jake: Yeah, well, there's only one thing that's going to make things right with you and Jamie.

Vicky: Well, what's that?

Jake: Stay away from him. Why don't you just put some distance between the two of you until you get over him, Vicky?

Vicky: Who died and named you Ann Landers, Jake?

Jake: I know it sounds like Iím butting in! It's only because I care, Vicky. Just trying to help.

Vicky: All right, I appreciate it. But this conversation with Jamie can't be helped. All right. All right, all right, what's the surprise? And make it quick.

Jake: Well, if I told you, it wouldn't be a surprise, now, would it?

Vicky: Jake, what is it for?

Jake: To repay you.

Vicky: For what?

Jake: All the help you've been with the video business.

Vicky: Oh, Jake, anything you're going to do is totally unnecessary.

Jake: I know that. I'm just doing it because we're friends.

Vicky: Oh. Well, I hope you're not going to do anything too mechanical.

Jake: Why is that?

Vicky: Well, because once Marley told me that -- sorry.

Jake: It's ok. I was going to ask you about Marley, anyway. You heard from her lately?

Vicky: Yeah, actually, since the last time I talked to you, I did talk to Marley. I tried to put in a good word for you, Jake, but you know Marley -- once she makes up her mind, it's so hard to change.

[Knock on door]

Jake: I think your surprise is here.

Vicky: Rick.

Rick: Hi, Vicky, Jake.

Jake: Hey.

Rick: Excuse me. I had to flash my badge just to get past that guard outside.

Vicky: Oh, sorry about that. Hey, what is all this stuff here?

Jake: Your new shelves.

Vicky: How did you know that --?

Jake: We decided we'd save you a couple bucks and put them up ourselves.

Rick: For free.

Vicky: Well, I've never been one to pass up a bargain. Great.

Jake: Do me a favor -- you stay here until I get back, all right? I'm going to go to the van and get the rest of the stuff.

Vicky: Look, don't take your sweet little time. I have things to do.

Jake: Ay-yi-yi-yi-yi.

Rick: What was that about?

Vicky: Oh, Jake and I love to tell each other what to do. We've been doing it since we were kids.

Rick: That's right. He told me you two grew up together. Lassiter, Pennsylvania, right?

Vicky: Yeah, yeah.

Rick: Not much fun, huh?

Vicky: No, well, Jake and I were together, so it made it great.

Rick: Well, it's nice that you guys are still so close.

Vicky: Yeah. Hey, listen, Rick, Iím really sorry that I wasn't here or couldn't make it through the pizza that you brought that morning.

Rick: Oh. I'm sorry about my timing. I guess you don't have a cast-iron stomach like I do.

Vicky: Yeah, well, I wasn't feeling too good for a few days.

Rick: Well, are you better now?

Vicky: Yeah. Uh -- hey, look, I know Jake wanted me to hang around, but I've really got to get going, ok? Thanks for putting up the shelves.

Rick: No problem.

Vicky: Oh, give these to Jake. I think you guys might leave before I get back. It was nice to see you again.

Rick: You, too.

Donna: Michael, we don't have time to discuss this right now. You do, you have to get to work.

Michael: Donna, come on, don't avoid the subject now. This is important.

Donna: I know it is, but --

Michael: But what? Donna, this is something we should settle as soon as possible.

Donna: I agree with you. But, Michael, with everything that's been going on, I haven't had time to really consider my feelings, to really sort them out. I mean, there's a lot to think about here.

Michael: Well, Donna, that's exactly my point. We should start now. Adoption can take a very long time.

Donna: I know that, but I just don't want to start something that we can't stop.

Michael: Stop? Why would we want to stop? Hey, buddy!

Donna: Hi! What have you got? Mr. Bunny! Mr. Bunny! Good morning!

Michael: Hi, guy.

Mikey: Yeah!

Donna: Yeah!

Michael: Donna, we should continue this conversation --

Donna: No, we can't talk about this right now.

Michael: Well -- oh.

Donna: Hey, you know what, it's time for your breakfast. Michael, why don't you go in the kitchen and see if Bridgetís got it ready.

Michael: Ok.

Donna: We'll wait here for you, ok?

Michael: Ok.

Donna: Yeah, look! We got your blocks and your cars, and you can play right here! Oh, Mikey, I just don't know what to do. You know, I love you very much.

Mikey: Yeah.

Donna: Yeah, you know that, don't you?

Mikey: Yeah.

Donna: So does everybody else, and they're probably going to wonder why we don't adopt you.

Mikey: Open door.

Donna: Yeah, open the door? I just don't know if I can do that, though. I mean, what if somebody does come and takes you away from me? And then I don't see you for a long, long time, and I do see you again and --

Mikey: Open the door.

Donna: How do I know that you would remember me? That you would know that I was the one who loved you so very much when you were little? I'm sorry, I just -- I don't know if I can take that risk. I've already lost so much.

Mikey: Yeah.

Donna: I just don't know if I can do that. I don't know what I should do.

Mikey: Yeah!

Donna: Yeah, what have you got, huh? Oh, come here a minute. Come here. I wish I had an answer, hmm?

Mikey: Big truck.

Michael: I wish I had an answer for you. Come on, buddy, let's go. It's breakfast time! We get to play Mr. Bowl and Mr. Spoon and Mr. Food.

Amanda: Ok, and that's that. If you want any more of the formula, the leftover formula and stuff is all in your refrigerator and anything that you want, just go right ahead and take it. And heat some of this up for her, too, a little bit.

Julie Ann: Sure.

Amanda: Ok. All right -- uh -- I guess that's everything.

Julie Ann: Except for one thing. Amanda, what is it with you?

Amanda: It's nothing, really. I just have a lot of things to do and I can't exactly pick up and leave like I used to.

Julie Ann: That's not it. Will you at least tell me if it has something to do with Sam?

Amanda: No, it's not Sam.

Julie Ann: Is it with your family?

Amanda: No, it's my problem and I have to deal with it.

Julie Ann: Deal with what? You obviously want to talk to somebody.

Amanda: Julie Ann, really, it's personal. I can't even talk to you about it. Sam doesn't even know, and he's not going to until I fix this. I've got to go.

[Knock on door]

Julie Ann: Are you going to get that? Then I will.

Amanda: Julie Ann, if it's --

Rachel: Julie Ann. Hello, honey.

Amanda: Mom, hi. What are you doing here?

Rachel: I wanted to see you.

Amanda: I'm just on my way out. Julie Annís going to watch Alli for me.

Rachel: Where are you going?

Amanda: Shopping.

Rachel: Shopping? You got Julie Ann to come over here from work so you could go shopping?

Amanda: Yeah. I'm really in a hurry, Mom. I've got to go.

Rachel: Well, I'll go with you.

Amanda: No. I want to be alone.

Rachel: For shopping?

Amanda: I just have some things to take care of and I need some privacy.

Rachel: Well, why don't you go over to the house? No one will bother you there.

Amanda: No.

Rachel: Julie Ann, I think you ought to go back to work. If Alli needs looking after, I'll be here.

Julie Ann: Amanda --

Amanda: It's ok. I'm sorry that I dragged you all the way over here.

Julie Ann: So Iíll call you later, ok? Bye, Mrs. Cory.

Amanda: Thanks.

Rachel: Bye.

[Door closes]

Rachel: Amanda, it's very important that you're honest with me. What's going on?

Amanda: You know what's going on. I'm going to put an end to it today.

Donna: Look, I know you deserve an answer, but I can't help it, Iím still so confused. I just don't know if we should adopt him.

Michael: Donna, your feelings for him haven't changed in a week, have they?

Donna: No!

Michael: Well --

Donna: No, in fact, they're stronger now. I love him very much and -- and he is a part of my life.

Michael: Then what's the problem?

Donna: I'm afraid.

Michael: Afraid of what? What, afraid that you're not going to be a good mother?

Donna: No, I'm afraid that being his mother would only be temporary, that they would -- they would come back. I mean, his parents could come back, Michael, and take him away from us.

Michael: Donna --

Donna: You can't promise me that that won't happen.

Michael: No, I can't promise you that that won't happen. I wish I could. I mean, it could happen, and if it did, it would be devastating.

Donna: Yes. And I don't think I could handle that.

Michael: Well, Donna, can you handle sitting around in limbo like this? I know I can't. I'm willing to take the risk, because it hurts. It just hurts to sit around like this, and we're going to be hurt if we don't do something. And what about Mikey, Donna?

Donna: What about him?

Michael: We are the only family Mikey has. Donna, we may be the chance for happiness that Mikey ever has. Do we have a right to cheat him of that happiness? Donna, isn't adopting Mikey the best thing for everyone involved?

Jamie: And we'll see how he responds to the change in medication, ok?

Ronnie: Ok, very good. So are you ready for the hospice dedication next Wednesday?

Jamie: Well, I haven't really given it that much thought, Ronnie.

Ronnie: Oh. Even though they're going to make you director of hospice service?

Jamie: That's a rumor only.

Ronnie: Uh-huh, and a very reliable one.

Jamie: Oh. Well, if I do get the position, I do hope you'll be joining me.

Ronnie: Ugh. You know, being head nurse of the hospice would be wonderful for me. I mean, of course I'd love working with you.

Jamie: You sound a little unsure.

Ronnie: Well, I just don't want to get my hopes too high. You know, no decision's been made yet.

Jamie: But you're the most qualified candidate. I'm sure you'll get it.

Ronnie: Oh, I hope so. You know, I know I can contribute a lot to the hospice.

Jamie: Of course you can. But if for some reason you don't get the position, I mean, you'd still be satisfied doing what you do here, wouldn't you?

Ronnie: I'm not sure. I mean, the general nursing and the maternity work Iíve been doing here has been wonderful,  if I were involved with the hospice, I'd know for certain I was doing something important.

Jamie: Ronnie, why do you feel like you have to prove so much?

Ronnie: Well, some people don't take me all that seriously.

Jamie: Are you referring to your singing?

Ronnie: Look, I know this sounds strange, Jamie, but I love singing, but I'm afraid that people will think it gets in the way of what I really do for a living.

Jamie: Ronnie, the hospice board will judge you on your qualifications. They're not going to turn you down because you sing once a week at the Pelican club. In fact, what you do there may even be a bonus in your favor.

Ronnie: Really?

Jamie: Absolutely. I mean, your act shows that you have a warm personality, a great sense of humor -- I mean, all qualifications essential to that kind of work.

Ronnie: Thanks, Jamie.

Jamie: And besides, if things ever got dull at the hospice, I could always have you belt out a song or two on the P.A. System.

Vince: Hey, gorgeous.

Mary: Hi! What are you doing here?

Vince: Well, I was just in the neighborhood and I thought I'd drop by. Ok, ok, I -- I got a letter that I thought you might be interested in.

Mary: From Cheryl?

Vince: Yeah. She's having the time of her life in Washington, can't wait for fall classes to begin. She signed up for a few psychology courses. Of course, she really wanted to take some restaurant management courses, but it was all booked up, such a popular course.

Mary: Oh, well. There's always next year.

Vince: Yeah. I'm real proud of her.

Mary: Me, too. She's doing great on her own.

Vince: Sounds like there's more partying going on down in Georgetown than we thought.

Mary: Well, wait till the fall semester starts. Those Jesuits will whip her into shape.

Vince: Well, she and Scott seem to be doing fine. But you'll see when you read the letter.

Mary: Gee, it's funny, I don't feel I need to read it now.

Vince: You don't want to read it?

Mary: Not right now.

Vince: Something the matter?

Mary: Yeah, I guess so.

Vince: Aw, you miss -- you miss Cheryl and Scott.

Mary: It's not that. It's -- sometimes there are parts to my job I really don't like, that's all.

Vince: Well, such as?

Mary: I got a phone call this morning. I have to go -- never mind.

Vince: No, no, no, no. What happened? What happened?

Mary: It's nothing. It's an administrative thing. What else did Cheryl have to say?

Vince: Was this a confidential call?

Mary: No, I just -- I don't want to talk about it.

Vince: Why not?

Mary: Because I don't! Because I -- I don't want to -- I don't want to bore you.

Vince: Is it you don't want to bore me or you don't think Iíll understand it? Now, the reason we can't share this thing, is it because you think your job is so much above me?

Rachel: I know those pictures upset you.

Amanda: Upset me? Mom, daddy and Drew both have a stack of photographs that make me look like a cheap slut! What do I have to be upset about?

Rachel: You have to pull yourself together, Amanda.

Amanda: I am together! That's why Iím not going to stand here and feel sorry for myself. The rest of the formula's in the refrigerator. Excuse me.

Rachel: Don't go to see Drew Marsten, Amanda.

Amanda: Why not?

Rachel: That would be the worst thing you could possibly do after everything that's happened.

Amanda: I can't believe you'd even say that. I think I've been through the worst with Drew Marsten. My first mistake was believing that he was even going to help me after what he did to you and daddy.

Rachel: That wasn't your fault. He set you up.

Amanda: And then he attacked me and then he took photographs of me that make me -- no. No, I have definitely been through the worst with Drew Marsten.

Rachel: Honey, you can't handle him -- not alone, not now.

Amanda: When is the right time going to be? You think I'm actually going to be able to sit down and think rationally about this? He didn't rape me, but I feel as if he did. I feel violated and used. How am I ever going to be able to tell Sam?

Rachel: Sam will deal with it.

Amanda: Well, if I feel dirty and disgusted by it, imagine how he is going to feel. That's why I can't let Drew get away with this.

Rachel: He won't get away with it.

Amanda: He will! Don't you see? I can't just sit here! I have to face up to him. I have to make him regret what he did, and I will.

Rachel: I can't let you go to see Drew Marsten.

Amanda: Are you going to stop me?

Donna: I know I seem like a terrible coward about all of this, but I am so afraid of being hurt again.

Michael: Come on, Donna, you can't let fear paralyze you.

Donna: Michael, please. I know all that. I don't need you to lecture me.

Michael: All right. I'm sorry. Donna, I have to know, though, do you or do you not want to apply for permanent custody of Mikey?

Donna: I just don't know. I need some time to think about this by myself.

Michael: Ok. I want you to be as sure about this as I am.

Donna: All right. Hey! Come here, you!

Michael: There's my guy!

Donna: Yeah! Did you finish your breakfast, huh? Was it good? What did Bridget have for you this morning? What have you got there? What is this, huh?

Mary: Of course I don't think it's above you. I would never say that.

Vince: Then I don't understand.

Mary: Well, I'm not trying to be mysterious. It's just I can't tell you about this because it's a case that involves people you know.

Vince: Who?

Mary: Michael and Donna.

Vince: Oh, did something happen? Are they all right?

Mary: There's a problem. The call that I got this morning was from my supervisor. It seems that the adoptions board is not crazy about all of the publicity that Michaelís family is getting these days.

Vince: Oh, because of the break-in and the threats.

Mary: Exactly. And they feel that if Michaelís family is threatened, then Mikey is threatened, and perhaps they would rather see him in another foster home.

Vince: Hmm. They'd be devastated.

Mary: Yes, they would. And I'm trying very hard to remain objective and professional and detached, and it's difficult because I care about Michael and I've known him a long time and I can't imagine having to do something that would hurt him. And on the other hand, I understand the board's point of view. Michael is in a potentially life-threatening situation right now.

Vince: Rich men are often targets.

Mary: Yeah, but that doesn't mean that Mikey has to be one.

Vince: Oh. That is a problem, isn't it?

Mary: Yes, it's a very serious problem.

Vince: But you'll -- you'll work something out.

Mary: Me? Why me? Why do I have to come up with the answer?

Jamie: That's all the medication she needs that I think I need to make for now. Hi, Vicky.

Vicky: Jamie. Hi, Ronnie.

Ronnie: Hi. Look, if you both will excuse me, I have to get back to the floor.

Jamie: And I have to get to E.R.

Vicky: Jamie, don't go.

Jamie: Vicky, we've said everything that needs to be said.

Vicky: Not quite.

Jamie: Vicky, I don't have time for games.

Vicky: This isn't a game, Jamie. This is important. My doctor was proud of the surgery,

Jamie: All right, what is it?

Vicky: Could we sit down for a minute?

Jamie: Yeah. Ahem. I'm listening.

Vicky: Jamie, this is hard for me to say, so suppose Iíll start at the beginning.

Jamie: That would be good.

Vicky: Do you remember when our relationship first started, when I was in the coma and --

Jamie: Vicky, stop.

Vicky: Stop what?

Jamie: I know how your mind works, Vicky. I know how you tried to reel me in by making me feel sorry for you. Well, that doesn't work anymore!

Vicky: I'm not -- I'm not doing that, Jamie.

Jamie: Then why this history?

Vicky: I'm telling you about what our relationship once was because --

Lisa: Jamie. I thought we were going to meet in your office.

Jamie: Hi.

Vicky: Lisa.

Lisa: Surprised to see you, Vicky.

Vicky: I work here, remember? What are you doing here?

Lisa: Visiting my fiancť.

Vicky: How wonderful for you.

Lisa: I don't see any volunteer smock.

Jamie: Vicky said she had something she wanted to tell me.

Vicky: Yes, and it's private.

Lisa: And important?

Vicky: Very. So if you could leave us alone, please?

Lisa: Well, actually, I thought if could wait, it should. Jamie had a tough night last night.

Vicky: Oh?

Jamie: Yes. Lisa and I helped a friend of Matthewís with drug withdrawal.

Vicky: I'm sorry. That must have been very difficult for you.

Lisa: So you see, Jamieís very tired, and he has a busy schedule today.

Vicky: Jamie, could I talk to you maybe later, alone?

Jamie: Vicky, whatever you have to say, you can say it in front of Lisa.

Vicky: No, I canít.

Jamie: Then Iím not interested in hearing it.

Lisa: Thank you, Jamie.

Vicky: Jamie, please let me --

Jamie: Lisa, I have one more patient I need to attend to, so why don't we meet in my office later on?

Lisa: Ok.

Jamie: Bye. Bye, Vicky.

Vicky: You can't keep me from talking to him.

Lisa: Vicky, he told you he doesn't want anything more to do with you. Why don't you just accept it?

Vicky: This isn't what you think it is.

Lisa: What is it?

Vicky: I can't tell you.

Lisa: Right. Listen, Vicky, what concerns Jamie concerns me. Try to understand it because that's the way it is now.

Rick: That should just about do it. Got anything to drink?

Jake: That's why I brought these. Thanks for the help, man.

Rick: I was happy to do it. Believe me, very happy.

Jake: You like Vicky, huh?

Rick: What's not to like?

Jake: You take it easy with her. She's had a rough time lately, all right?

Rick: No sweat. Hey, Iím the nicest guy I know.

Jake: Except me, of course.

Rick: It's amazing how you two get along so well after all you've been through.

Jake: Yeah, well, you can't wipe out your past. Remember that.

Rick: I think it's great. Confusing maybe, but great.

Jake: Well, Vickyís always been there for me, you know? With all the problems I've been having with Marley lately, she's been very supportive.

Rick: Hmm. What's happening on that front?

Jake: I don't know. I haven't heard from her lately.

Rick: You're not going to give up?

Jake: I don't know, maybe I should. I mean, with what her parents tell me and Vicky and -- and even Marley herself, I probably should just pack it in. But I canít. I'm just having a hard time, you know, thinking about a life without Marley.

Rick: Hey, buddy, you did a bang-up job on these shelves over here.

Jake: We did a bang-up job on these shelves.

Rick: That's right, and you be sure that Vicky knows just how helpful I was.

Jake: Well, I'm sure you'll take care of that little detail. You'll fill her in.

Rick: Yeah, I was kind of hoping she'd be back before I had to leave.

Jake: Man, she was hell-bent on some ridiculous quest.

Rick: Well, I got to run some errands before my shift. Can I give you a lift home?

Jake: Uh-uh. No, I'm going to hang out here and take a shower and wait for Vicky to get back.

Rick: Must be nice having a girl as your best friend, huh? I guess it's not the same as your best friend being the one you love. I'll see you later.

Rachel: I can't let you go over to see Drew. I just can't let you.

Amanda: I have to go over there and tell him how I feel.

Rachel: Do you think he cares, Amanda?

Amanda: Well, at least Iíll feel better.

Rachel: Will you really? After he twists your words? After he asks you what Samís reaction was to all of this? After he makes you relive all of this?

Amanda: You really think that's what it's going to be?

Rachel: He's ruthless, Amanda. He doesn't care what he does in order to get this company.

[Amanda sighs]

Amanda: Well, that's it, then. I can't go. I can't face him. I can't win.

Rachel: Not that way.

Amanda: It's just so frustrating!

Rachel: That's exactly how he wants you to feel.

Amanda: I want to make him pay.

Rachel: Oh, brother, can I remember feeling the same way when I was your age. And when I felt that the fates were against me, I would just lash out.

Amanda: And?

Rachel: And I usually lost. You have to learn to pick your battles very carefully, and they ought to be ones that you can win. You sit tight now and don't worry about Drew. The fight isn't over yet.

Amanda: Well, while you and daddy are out on the battlefield, what am I supposed to be doing?

Rachel: Loving your husband and taking care of your baby and trying to put this out of your mind.

Amanda: I can't do that. I still haven't told Sam.

Rachel: Sweetie, before you do that, you get very clear about one thing -- you're not guilty of anything except being too trusting. What happened was not your fault. You're not to blame for all of this.

Amanda: I don't see it that way. Sam is going to go crazy, you and daddy may lose the company, and it's all my fault.

Rachel: No, it isn't. No, it isn't.

Michael: 14, 13 --

Donna: All right, we're going to go hide. You tell him no peeking!

Michael: 12, 11 --

Mikey: No peeking!

Donna: Ok.

Michael: 10, nine, eight, seven, six, --

Donna: I tell you what -- right here, all right?

Michael: Five, four, three --

Donna: All right! Ok! He's gone!

Michael: He's gone? Well, then I guess Iíd better find him, shouldn't I?

Donna: No, wait, wait. I -- uh -- I have an answer.

Michael: What?

Donna: I want to be Mikeyís mother.

Michael: Donna, are you sure?

Donna: Well, I am sure that I want him to have your last name. And I have decided that if anyone ever tries to take him away from us, we'll fight them.

Michael: Oh, Donna! Oh, yes! Oh! I love you so much!

Donna: Do you?

Michael: I do!

Donna: All right, all right, all right! But there's somebody hiding --

Michael: I know, and now Iím going to find my son. I'm going to find my son now.

Donna: Your son.

Michael: Ok! Here I come!

Donna: No!

Michael: I'm looking for him!

Donna: I bet you can't find him! You'll never find him!

Michael: I wonder where he went!

[Mikey gasps]

Michael: Roar! I gotcha! I gotcha, gotcha, gotcha!

[Phone rings]

Michael: Oh, I'd better get.

Donna: All right.

Michael: I'm expecting a call. I'll be right back.

Donna: Ok. You know what? We just decided on something that I think's going to make you very happy. You are going to live here with us always! I promise you! Yes! Yes! And you know what else?

Mikey: Huh?

Donna: You have taught me something very important --

Mikey: Yeah.

Donna: That it doesn't take being a natural mother and son to love each other very much. What are you doing, huh?

[Doorbell rings]

Michael: Oh, let me take him.

Donna: Ok, all right, I'll get it.

Michael: We're trading duties today.

Donna: Yes, we are. Hi, Mary! Oh, it's all right. Thank you, please, come on in.

Mary: I didn't know you had guards. Hi, baby.

Michael: Oh, yeah, well, we're being very careful these days. Yes, we are.

Donna: Yes. Mary? Actually, I am so glad that you stopped by because we have some wonderful news. We've -- we've just decided to adopt Mikey. It's wonderful, isn't it?

Michael: Mary, what is it?

Mary: I think we have to talk.

Donna: What? Is there a problem?

Michael: I think you'd better just tell us what's on your mind.

Mikey: Ooh!

Michael: Yeah.

Mary: Well, because of the danger that your family is facing right now, it might not be possible for you to adopt. You might not even be able to keep him past this week.

[Knock on door]

Vicky: Hi, Lisa.

Lisa: Vicky, what are you doing here?

Vicky: Aw, making a little treat for Jamie?

Lisa: Jamie's not coming home for lunch.

Vicky: Actually, I knew that. I checked his schedule.

Lisa: What do you want?

Vicky: That was quite a number you pulled today at the hospital. I really wanted to talk to Jamie, and you ruined it.

Lisa: Get to the point.

Vicky: I realize that you need to know the truth.

Lisa: The truth? Vicky, what do you possibly think you could say to hurt me and Jamie? It's over for you.

Vicky: Not by a long shot.

Drew: Oh, Cindy, have somebody bring me the European files, hmm? Now.

[Knock on door]

Man: Here are those files, Mr. Marsten, and the morning paper just came in.

Drew: Oh, thanks, Scott.

[Knock on door]

Drew: Come in. Oh, Mrs. Cory.

Rachel: I know you were expecting Amanda, but you've got me.

Drew: Well, this is an unexpected pleasure.

Rachel: Is it? Amanda has seen the pictures.

Drew: I thought that's why she called. Does this mean that Macís ready to finalize the sale of Cory publishing?

Rachel: I'm not here to discuss anything with you.

Drew: Then why are you here?

Rachel: To tell you what I think of you.

Drew: Please, I've been all through this before.

Rachel: Not with me you havenít. You've changed the rules of this fight by involving my daughter, and now you have to deal with me.

Michael: All right, now we can speak a little more privately. What are you talking about?

Mary: I know this must come as a terrible shock to you --

Donna: A shock?

Michael: A shock is kind of an understatement, Mary. You tell us we have to give up Mikey? This is ridiculous.

Mary: I'm not saying that he's definitely going to be taken away. It's just I want you to be prepared if it happens.

Michael: "If"? If it happens? Don't we have any say in this? I mean, you make it sound as if we don't have anything to say about this at all!

Mary: I understand that you've invested a lot of love and a lot of caring in Mikey, and believe me, the adoption board knows this, too.

Donna: Well, if they know that, then what is the problem?

Mary: The problem is that Michaelís business -- as long as it makes you a target for criminal attacks, the board feels that probably this is not the very best environment for a small child.

Michael: Look, Mary, I have done everything I possibly could to protect this family. You saw those guards out there.

Mary: Yes, I know.

Michael: Well, no one can protect that child better than I can.

Mary: I understand that. But, you see, they're concerned with his emotional welfare. Most children don't grow up with guards or knowing that their lives or in danger. I -- I don't know what the board is finally going to decide. I just -- well, maybe I could get them to consider an appeal.

Donna: Well, Mary, please, do you think you could?

Michael: Do you think it would help?

Mary: Wouldn't hurt.

Michael: Mary, please try. Do anything you can.

Mary: Yes, I will.

Donna: Well, I thank you for that. But look, we do, we love Mikey so very much. Maybe if the board came over, they could see how much we love him, how good he is with us.

Mary: I'm sure they would be very impressed, but I don't think the guards outside the door would really help the case any.

Michael: I know you're right. That's the problem. I know you're right. Mary, I guess all we can do, though, is try to show the board that we love him so much and that we're the best thing for him. I mean, we just have to prove that to them. Donna, Iím sorry. This must be an awful --

Donna: No! No, it's not. I told you something like this would happen, didn't I?

Michael: Hey, Donna, we will fight this. We will.

Donna: No! I'm tired of fighting it, Michael.

Mary: Donna, Iím so sorry.

Donna: No. No, you see, Iím the one that's sorry. I'm sorry I ever trusted you or anybody!

Michael: Donna --

Donna: No, this is over, Michael! It is just -- it's over!

Drew: I know this has been a terrible shock to everyone.

Rachel: Mr. Marsten, my husband has spent all of his life building this corporation into what it is today. He cares a lot about it. My daughter also cares a lot about her marriage, and you are trying to ruin both those things.

Drew: Believe me, I wish this had never happened.

Rachel: Oh, please.

Drew: Mrs. Cory, honestly, I never wanted this to get personal. This was only meant to be strictly business.

Rachel: Business? Business doesn't make people sink this low, Mr. Marsten, greed does -- your chief's greed and your greed.

Drew: Well, I really don't care what you think of me, but you have to admit I am effective.

Rachel: Are you? It seems to me since you've arrived at Bay City, you haven't accomplished very much. You didn't get very far with Nicole Love, and the fight with my husband isn't over yet, Mr. Marsten.

Drew: Are you saying Mac has decided to let the newspapers handle this?

Rachel: I'm not going to discuss my husband's decision with you, Mr. Marsten. I'm here to give you a warning. Amanda is no match for you. She's not used to dealing with people quite as common as you. I, on the other hand, am. If you want to play dirty, I'll play dirty with you. I'll get right down in the muck with you and throw it right back in your face. You are to leave my daughter alone. If you do not, I will ruin your life. That's a promise, Mr. Marsten.

[Knock on door]

Singer: That don't change the way I feel


Singer: And I can't believe

Jake: Coming! I'll be right there!

Singers: There ain't no cure there ain't no cure

Jake: Marley.

Singers: There ain't no cure for love

Lisa: Did I say you could sit?

Vicky: Oh, relax, Lisa. We've got a lot to talk about.

Lisa: Do you know how pathetic you are?

Vicky: Me?

Lisa: Yeah. When is it going to end, Vicky?

Vicky: Well, to begin with, Lisa, I would like to tell you that none of this was planned.

Lisa: I'm going to have to deal with you for the rest of my life.

Vicky: Maybe. All depends.

Lisa: What do you want to do, drive us out of town? Because that's what'll happen. Jamie and I will leave town to get you out of our lives.

Vicky: No, I don't think Jamie would want to be too far away from his home.

Lisa: What do you want?

Vicky: Well, I want you to know how hard this is for me. I haven't even told anyone yet.

Lisa: What are you talking about?

Vicky: Well, I wanted to tell Jamie, but you wouldn't let me. And personally, I hate the way he acts when you're hanging all over him.

Lisa: Do you know, sometimes I actually feel sorry for you. You have nothing. You don't have Jamie, you don't have Jake, and you don't have Mikey.

Vicky: Don't you dare say that.

Lisa: You take and take, and then you lose everything because all you really care about is you.

Vicky: You don't know what you're talking about, Lisa.

Lisa: Yeah, you come barging in here with some little secret that you won't tell me because it's not true. And then you try to talk your way around it, and you think I'm going to buy what you have to say?

Vicky: Are you through?

Lisa: No. You can't hold onto anything you have or think you love. That's what happened with Mikey. You thought taking care of an abandoned child would impress Jamie. All it did was show him how incompetent you are. I have Jamie. We're in love. We're getting married. You have nothing Jamie wants -- nothing.

Vicky: I have his baby. I'm pregnant.

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