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Josie: Mama --

Sharlene: Just hold still. Now remember, you keep a low profile, but if someone asks you a question, then make sure and speak up.

Josie: Come on, mama, please.

Sharlene: You get so quiet. Working at "Brava" is the most important job you've ever had. I want you to do well there.

Josie: I've been fine. Now, come on, stop fussing. I got to get to work.

Sharlene: All right, well, good luck, ok?

Josie: Thank you, mama.

Sharlene: Oh, and don't forget -- your uncle Jason wants to take you to lunch today, but if you can't, if it's inconvenient, then just call and cancel, all right?

Josie: Mama, I know. I know!

Sharlene: He'll understand. All right. I'm very proud of you.

Josie: Thank you, mama. I'll see you tonight.

Sharlene: All right. Oh -- go. Shoo.

Josie: Bye.

Sharlene: Oh, what next?

Jason: Pour vous, madame.

Sharlene: It's not my birthday.

Jason: Nope.

Sharlene: What, then?

Jason: It's Tuesday. Happy Tuesday.

Amanda: Sam?

Sam: Hi, Amanda.

Amanda: I hope I wasn't interrupting anything.

Sam: No, I'm almost finished. Wait a minute. What are you doing here? What's wrong? With the baby?

Amanda: Sam, Sam, calm down.

Sam: Where's Alli? What happened to Alli?

Liz: Katherine's on the line, boss.

Rachel: Sir, I知 afraid I have to take another phone call. All I can say to you is what Mr. Cory said to the board yesterday. I will be filling in for him indefinitely. Cory Publishing has taken on a new financial analyst, Evan Bates. Bates. B-a-t-e-s. We are confident we can avert the Bennett Takeover. That's the extent of my official statement. Thank you very much. Good day.

Liz: Katherine's still holding, Rachel.

Rachel: Katherine will have to wait, Liz. I have three other phone calls waiting. This is the London report. I haven't even gotten to it, and it's not even 9:00 yet.

Liz: Ok, ok, I'll keep them at bay.

Rachel: Thank you.

[Phone rings]

Evan: Hi, Liz.

Evan: Good morning.

Rachel: Mr. Bates.

Evan: I thought we agreed you'd let me know --

Rachel: I was hoping that you would get in here early.

Evan: I've already been here for two hours.

Rachel: I have started -- sorry. I'm trying very hard to keep my head above water, and I feel as though I'm sinking fast.

Evan: Tell you the truth, that chair suits you.

Rachel: Does it? When I used to dream of going places, it wasn't into my husband's chair.

Evan: Well, you never know -- you could grow accustomed to it. Power can be mighty seductive.

Rachel: I'm perfectly happy that my husband keep the power, as well as this chair. He broke it in years ago.

Evan: I guess you should get used to it for the duration.

Rachel: Let's hope that the duration is very short, Mr. Bates. Cory Enterprises wants Mr. Cory to come back to work here as soon as possible, and that's what I want, too.

Evan: Well, I don't think I need to remind you that it could take some time, and frankly some doing. Your husband is facing criminal prosecution, Mrs. Cory. Like it or not, the hope and fate of Cory Publishing rests on your shoulders.

Josie: I was surprised to see you drive up.

Matthew: Yeah, well, I'm glad I caught you before you left. I wanted to give you a ride to work.

Josie: Hey, isn't this your first day of school? What -- how come you're not at college?

Matthew: Oh, no, no, no, no. Today's orientation and registration. I don't have to be there till later this morning. Besides, I, you know, thought I might see you.

Josie: Thanks, Matt, but I -- I don't think I should be chauffeured to work by the boss' son.

Matthew: You're still worried about that?

Josie: Well, you know -- people -- the way people are, they might start talking.

Matthew: Well, so what? So what? If they're bored, let them talk like that. What, are you ashamed of me because I'm unemployed?

Josie: I'm serious. You're really going places now.

Matthew: The only places I'm going -- Bay City university campus.

Josie: I mean it. I mean, once you start classes and fraternities and dances and parties, you'll probably forget all about me.

Matthew: I could never do that. You look too pretty in that dress.

Josie: This old thing?

Matthew: You know, I kind of like this arrangement. You go off to work, bring home the bacon. I go off to school, become a beatnik.

Josie: You are impossible, Matthew!

Matthew: Hey! Come on, woman, let's get you to work here.

Josie: Oh, brother.

Rachel: Mr. Bates, if you want to go on working here at Cory Publishing, I suggest you summon up just a little bit more confidence in my husband.

Evan: I have faith in you, too, Mrs. Cory.

Rachel: My husband needs everyone's support, especially his employees.

Evan: You hired me to be logical. I just don't want you not to be aware of any of the variables.

Rachel: I am perfectly aware of the variables. Why do you think I知 sitting in this chair? Now, do you have the dossier of the Bennett Publishing board members?

Evan: Yes.

Evan: It's in here somewhere. Oh, excuse me.

Rachel: You were a boy scout, Mr. Bates?

Evan: Mm-hmm. Highly decorated.

Rachel: Hmm.

Evan: There it is. But no need to worry, Mrs. Cory. My priorities are in order.

Rachel: I hope so, Mr. Bates. Somebody with your charisma could be easily distracted.

Evan: Profits and interest rates are my only distraction.

Rachel: Oh?

Evan: Yeah, there's nothing like the rush you feel right when you're ready to sign a contract. And you know you're getting every demand filled. Oh, the exhilaration as the clock's ticking away and there's only minutes right before you clinch a deal, right before the market closes, or you seal a merger. You just know there's a big trade coming on. You just -- well, you know, a pretty face counts for a lot, too.

Rachel: I'm glad you're human, Mr. Bates.

Evan: Well, I was raised to appreciate the best in life.

Rachel: Where were you raised?

Evan: Here and there. Never time to make much friends, but I did have a well-rounded education.

Rachel: Apart from your resume, I guess we don't know very much about you.

Evan: Well, resume aside, I don't think that's really important. But anyway, I've got to get in touch with Mr. Gray. I've got some figures I need to give him.

Rachel: Mr. Gray isn't in yet.

Evan: Oh, that's ok. I have the number to his car phone. You don't mind if I use yours, do you?

Jason: Come on, take it. Here.

Sharlene: Jason!

Jason: Oh, all right. Hey, I can find somebody else who would like it. Anyone want a free gift?

Sharlene: Give me that gift. Give it, give it. Come on. For heaven's sakes!

Jason: Open it.

Sharlene: It's like Christmas morning.

Jason: Yeah, yeah. Come on, open up. Three hands -- come on!

Sharlene: Oh, Jason --

Jason: Sharlie, it's all right. It's the real thing. It's for real.

Sharlene: Jason, this is a mink coat.

Jason: Yeah, yeah.

Sharlene: Are you nuts?

Jason: Look, would you try it on for size? I'm dying to see --

Sharlene: Jason, I can't! I can't accept this.

Jason: Yes, you can. Just don't drool on it. Please.

Sharlene: What am I going to do with a mink coat?

Jason: How about wear it, huh?

Sharlene: Jason, no. Come on. I work on a farm! For -- where am I going to go and wear a mink coat?

Jason: That's the whole point. It's about time you got out to some nice places. Now, come on, try it for me.

Sharlene: I want you to explain how you can suddenly afford something --

Jason: Don't ever look a gift horse in the mouth. I know it's warm, but I want you to try it on. Come on.

Sharlene: Jason, I --

Jason: I think this might --

Sharlene: This is ridiculous. I'll never wear this thing. This is not me!

Jason: Look, I happen to enjoy doing this for you. You deserve it, and you'd do the very same thing for me. You look great. You were born to wear that coat. Walk. Walk for me.

Sharlene: Walk?

Jason: Grace Kelly. Oh!

[Jason whistles]

Sharlene: Jason, you've got to return this coat.

Jason: I am just starting to make banking deposits now. I don't have to take the thing back!

Sharlene: No, Frame Construction isn't making that kind of money, not enough money for you to afford fur coats. Jason, tell me what you're into before you get into trouble.

Jason: I am not going to get in any kind of trouble. I can take care of myself, Sharlie. There.

Sharlene: I don't like mysteries. I don't like them, and I want you to tell me right now what is --

Jason: Shar--

John: Morning. Kind of early in the day for that kind of a coat, isn't it?

Sharlene: Good morning, John.

Jason: I got some errands to run.

Jason: Sharlie, keep the coat. Wear it, enjoy it. Not bad, huh?

Amanda: Sam -- Alli is fine, really. Grandma's with her. I dropped her off over there as soon as you left this morning.

Sam: How come?

Amanda: I've been trying to think of a way to tell you this. So I figured I might as well just come down and let you know.

Sam: Amanda, what are you talking about? What are you trying to tell me?

Amanda: I want to come back to work. Mom and dad need me.

Sam: Ok, what about Alli?

Amanda: I know how you feel about this. Don't you think I'm torn?

Sam: Amanda, how can you handle both?

Amanda: I knew you'd react like this. Of course I can handle both.

Sam: And neither will suffer -- Alli or the job?

Amanda: That isn't fair. You have both. Cory Publishing is a part of my family. I don't want to be separated from it, especially not now.

Sam: Do you really think you can make that much of a difference?

Amanda: Well, Cory doesn't just need me. I need Cory. I don't want to lose myself changing diapers and warming formulas. Sam, please, your support's really important to me.

Sam: Well, Amanda, ultimately it's your decision.

Amanda: It isn't just my decision. This concerns all of us.

John: It sounded like you and Jason were about ready to get into a good one.

Sharlene: It's about this coat. It was nothing. It's --

John: No, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. Let's just -- see this. I think it looks great.

Sharlene: No, I don't think I知 cut out for furs. How are things with you?

John: Oh, fine, I guess.

Sharlene: How are things with Michael? Hey, John, you can talk to me. This business is obviously upsetting you.

John: I talked to Mike. I told him what Chris had said about him having made a pass at her.

Sharlene: And how did he react?

John: He denied it, of course. There's something really wrong here.

Sharlene: You don't believe him?

John: That's just it -- I do. Mike doesn't lie, and even if he did, he'd be bad at it.

Sharlene: Do you think it's possible that Chris simply misunderstood something on Michael痴 part?

John: No. No, she's too smart for that. The thing is when Mike was explaining to me about Chris' behavior it was as if he was describing somebody that I didn't even know. I always thought that I was a better judge of character than that.

Sharlene: You care about her, don't you?

John: Yes.

Sharlene: Then why don't you wait it out a little longer? Believe me, when a woman gets involved in a new relationship, she doesn't always behave in character. It's a shaky time.

John: Well, let's hope that something gets settled soon.

Sharlene: Sometimes it never does, John.

John: Maybe we should just go back to the good old days when we had a town matchmaker. That would be good.

Sharlene: No, please. Liz Matthews would demand the job.

Josie: Please hold.

Liz: Josie, you almost transferred that call.

Josie: I'm sorry. I didn't know.

Liz: Don't be sorry. Just transfer. Remember my jingle -- black, red, white means go, go, go. Here.

Josie: Ok, I got it.

Rachel: Liz, I need this messenger, please.

Liz: Right.

Josie: Mrs. Cory, a call came in for you a few minutes ago. You were on the other line. I think it's urgent. Here it is.

Rachel: Yes.

Josie: I also -- I typed up that memo you wanted me to do. It's being distributed right now.

Rachel: Fine.

Josie: Would it be ok if I took my lunch break from 1:00 to 2:00?

Rachel: As long as your desk is covered.

Josie: I already checked with Mrs. Matthews. My uncle Jason痴 going to take me out to lunch.

Rachel: That's nice.

Josie: Mrs. Cory, I know that you're not too fond of my uncle, and, well, all this business with Matthew -- I know I知 not exactly your most favorite person in the world.

Rachel: Josie --

Josie: I just want you to know that I am so grateful for this opportunity. I am going to do the best job. I won't let you or Cory Publishing down. I promise.

Rachel: I'm sure you won't. Josie, I find you a very capable young woman, and I知 sure you're going to contribute a lot to Cory Publishing.

Josie: Thank you.

Rachel: As for you and Matthew, I simply feel that you're both too young to make a serious commitment to each other.

Josie: Well, it worked out for Amanda.

Rachel: Amanda wasn't going to college.

[Phone rings]

Rachel: Matthew's going to have his hands full and so will you if you continue working here.

Liz: Josie, you have a call.

Josie: I do?

Liz: It's Matthew.

Josie: Oh -- well, I've got lots of work to do. Tell him I値l call him back.

Liz: Matthew, Josie has her hands full right now. Can she call you back?

Matthew: Sure, Aunt Liz. Yeah, thanks, anyway. Oh, whoops. Sorry about that.

Woman: It's my fault. I was so busy trying to figure out my schedule. I wasn't paying any attention to anything else.

Matt: I know the feeling. Those things -- you need a college degree to figure out those things. I mean, I don't know what they expect from us, you know? Listen, why don't we try to figure this one out? I mean, between the two of us, maybe we'll understand it. I don't know.

Woman: Thanks. I'm Andrea, by the way.

Matt: Oh -- hi, Andrea. Matt.

Andrea: Glad to meet you. I'm from out of state, so I'm really looking forward to meeting some friends.

Matt: Yeah, me, too.

John: Chris.

Chris: What's up?

Sharlene: We were just talking.

Chris: Oh, really? About me, no doubt.

John: What makes you say that?

Chris: Oh, just a wild guess. I seem to be quite the topic these days, especially with you two.

Sharlene: Would you just listen for a minute?

Chris: Hey, you don't have to explain, Sharlene. But, john, is it polite, is it gallant to talk about me behind my back?

John: Chris, you're way out of line.

Chris: I don't think so. I think if you've got a problem with me, I deserve to know about it first.

John: You're jumping to conclusions.

Chris: Am I? This is not the first little t黎e--t黎e I've witnessed between the two of you.

John: All right, now, that's enough!

Chris: Obviously, it isn't, since this has turned into some sort of contest.

Sharlene: Chris, would you just listen for a minute?

Chris: Oh, come on, Sharlene. Don't you think I know you a little better than that?

Josie: Thank you.

Jason: Thanks.

Josie: Please.

Jason: You got to say when.

Josie: Oh, when.

Jason: Yeah. Yeah. Good. Thanks.

Josie: Uncle Jason, thank you so much. This is such a nice restaurant.

Jason: Eat up, sweetheart. This could be your last.

Josie: Well, I'm so glad you ordered for me, because I couldn't tell what was on that menu.

Jason: Don't worry. I'm going to take care of you.

Josie: You know, you've been really great to us. Mom and I really appreciate it.

Jason: Well, that's what family's all about, to help each other. A toast.

Josie: A toast? Ok, to what?

Jason: Well, to your new job. What else?

Josie: Well, if a toast brings luck, here's mud in your eye.

Jason: What, you got problems already?

Josie: Well, I just don't think Rachel Cory likes me very much.

Jason: I think she'll come around once she sees just how good you are.

Josie: Well, you probably know she doesn't care for the Frame family.

Jason: Yeah, I know that.

Josie: She's also on my case about Matthew.

Jason: Well, I think she'll come around on that, too.

Josie: No. We're on the wrong side of the tracks.

Jason: Look, Rachel has made a lot of trips from the wrong side of the tracks in her life, let me tell you. She's been spending a lot of time at the office lately, hasn't she?

Josie: Oh, all the time. I mean, she took over for Mr. Cory.

Jason: Why? What happened? When was this?

Josie: Well, from what I understand, last night he and the board of directors had a meeting and, well, they decided that it was for the best. You know, because of all that stuff with Drew Marsten.

Jason: Yeah, that's --

Josie: I think it's kind of sad.

Jason: It's more like terrible, actually. So Rachel痴 been on her own, then, for --

Josie: Hmm. That's probably why she's so grouchy. Of course, she brought in this new guy, and he's supposed to do all the, you know, fixing up the place, so, we'll see.

Jason: Hired someone new, huh?

Josie: Yeah. His name is Evan Bates. She keeps him locked up in her office most of the day.

Jason: Well, it sounds like they're getting along, right?

Josie: I guess.

Jason: I understand.

Josie: Uncle Jason?

Jason: Hmm? What, sweetheart?

Josie: How come all of a sudden you're so interested in Cory Publishing?

Amanda: Sam, I love being married. I just feel like I need to get out and get a little bit more of a challenge, that's all.

Sam: Look, Amanda, I know how you feel, ok? I just -- I've heard this stuff before, the same stuff my mom used to say, and Mitch and I ended up being neglected.

Amanda: Well, this is the same stuff my mother has always said, and we grew up just fine. We couldn't feel more loved. Doing different things makes a person interesting, vital. Alli's going to really appreciate those qualities in me someday. That is, if I ever get to express them.

Sam: Amanda, Alli is so little.

Amanda: The company needs me now. There's plenty of people that are willing and able to take care of Alli. Please? Just cooperate with me this once.

Sam: All right. I guess so. If I can work, you can work, too.

Amanda: Thanks. I knew you'd understand.

Evan: Is this how Amanda Cory deals with her father's employees?

Jason: Josie, I am interested in Cory Publishing because that's where your new job is and I want to know how it's going over there.

Josie: Really?

Jason: Well, yeah. The more I know about you and how things are going, the closer we get. I mean, I have already been interference for you and Matt with your mom, right?

Josie: Hmm, right.

Jason: Ok.

Josie: It's really been nice to have someone to talk to. I mean, mama gets so sensitive about things.

Jason: Well, that's because your mom worries about you a lot. And in case you have never realized it, it was just as difficult for your mom with you growing up without a dad as it was you.

Josie: I know, I know. I try to be patient, but it just gets hard sometimes.

Jason: Well, especially since you and your mom are so much alike.

Josie: We are?

Jason: Well, I mean, in a lot of good ways, yeah. You're both resourceful. You're determined, beautiful. And you also now have me in your life, and I'll never let you down. Tell me about Matt.

Josie: Well, we're friends.

Jason: No, you were already good friends before you started working there.

Josie: Well, I mean, we're -- we're really good friends.

Jason: Your face is turning just a little red. Is that a blush I see?

Josie: Would you stop? You know, Uncle Jason, after lunch I think I want to stop by the student union and surprise Matt on his first day.

Jason: Well, that's fine. I tell you what, I will run you over there -- give us a little more time together.

Josie: Well, thank you.

Jason: If I want to send flowers to my favorite niece, where would I send them?

Josie: Oh, Uncle Jason, no. I'm putting my foot down. It's too much!

Jason: No, it is not. If I want to do it, I can. Come on.

Josie: I don't even have an office. I mean, I barely even have a desk.

Jason: On your rise to success, I'm sure that one day you'll have a suite of offices.

Josie: Well, besides, even if you did send flowers, I don't think it would get past security. I mean, they're all over the place. And not just uniformed ones, either.

Jason: Oh?

Josie: You know, the only people that can get into Rachel痴 office are Rachel and her personal assistants. Of course, I guess, probably the cleaning staff, too.

Jason: Guess I won't be paying any visits, then.

Josie: Oh, especially considering the way Rachel feels about the Frame family.

Jason: Yeah.

Amanda: Look, Mr. Bates, you don't understand.

Evan: I'm responsible for every --

Sam: Whoa, we can explain this.

Evan: Mr. Fowler, I came down here to meet you. Obviously, this is a bad time.

Sam: No, it's a fine time, actually.

Evan: Do you have any more notches like this on your corporate belt?

Amanda: Apparently, you haven't done enough of your homework, Mr. Bates. Sam and I are married. My name is Amanda Fowler.

Evan: I didn't realize.

Amanda: We were discussing a private matter.

Evan: So it seems. Well, congratulations, Mr. Fowler. You've obviously done well for yourself.

Sam: The name's Sam, and thanks a lot.

Evan: Amanda, would you excuse us? We do have some business to discuss.

Amanda: Sure. I assume that business is going to be involving me. I'm coming back to work here.

Evan: Well, I was never aware that you were ever here in the first place. You're awfully young to be --

Amanda: I was on maternity leave.

Evan: So you two have a young one, too?

Sam: Yeah.

Amanda: Mm-hmm.

Sam: If you got a spare hour and a half, we'll show you the pictures.

Evan: That's ok.

Amanda: Well, I guess I'm going to go back upstairs now.

Amanda: Bye, hon.

Sam: Bye.

Amanda: Mr. Bates.

Evan: Hey, all right, listen, I want to apologize. I had no idea. I didn't mean to upset her like that.

Sam: No, don't worry about it. She's just pretty independent.

Evan: Is that what you call it?

Sam: Yeah, look, she'll give you a run for your money, but she is a talent. And so are you, from what I understand. Rachel's very happy with your work so far.

Evan: Well, then it's mutual admiration. You know, I'm very optimistic about the future of Cory Publishing.

Sam: Oh, good. That's what we like to hear.

Evan: This is good. Really is. You know, also, I was very impressed with your test cover for "Brava," because that's exactly the progressive direction this magazine needs.

Sam: I'm glad you think so. I do have a lot of ideas.

Evan: When then I'll tell you what we should do. We should get together and brainstorm sometime.

Sam: All right, I壇 like that.

Evan: Well, when I get settled into an apartment and I get Cory back on its feet --

Sam: Yeah, ok. We'll have you over to dinner then.

Evan: You really think that's such a good idea?

Sam: What, you don't like home cooking?

Evan: No, no, that's not what I meant. I mean, with your wife on the attack and

Chris: Well, you are really angry now, aren't you?

John: Damned right, I'm angry. I can't believe how you behaved in there! You can't just walk into Sharlene痴 house and read her the riot act like that, especially when she's innocent.

Chris: Oh, so she's so innocent?

John: Yes, she is. Why are you so paranoid? Chris, I -- I thought that I made you feel better about yourself, more sure of yourself.

Chris: You do.

John: Then why is it when you walk into a room and see me having a perfectly harmless conversation you immediately jump to all the wrong conclusions?

Chris: Don't be so naive, John. You are an extremely attractive man, and Sharlene痴 a single woman.

John: I'm not being naive. You're being oversensitive.

Chris: Well, I can't help it. I'm afraid of losing you before we've even had a chance to be together.

John: Oh, Chris.

Chris: John, ever since I confided in you about my problem, I've had the feeling you were going to start backing away from me.

John: Chris -- our friendship is not based on sex. So no matter what does or doesn't happen, you know you can always talk to me.

Chris: That's just it. Friendship. Oh, John. I know we can be so much more. Please, John. Oh, please! I know we can be so much more to each other.

Rachel: You can tell the representative of Bennett Publishing that I don't care how close we got to an agreement before, the game has changed and so have the stakes. Cory will not budge. I have hired a strategist, and he is in place, and I personally resent very strongly their pushing so hard to have my husband's head on a platter. Deal with it.

Liz: Great going, Rachel. Bennett will have to give up soon.

Rachel: Spare me the pep talk, Liz. I have a lot to do.

Liz: Mac always appreciates my optimism.

Rachel: Liz, I知 sorry -- Liz?

Amanda: Mom?

Rachel: Yes.

Amanda: I want to talk to you.

Rachel: What?

Amanda: I'm not going to be a decoration for the Corys any longer. I love my daughter more than anything else in the world, but I want to come back to work -- whatever capacity I知 needed. This company's going to blow Bennett out of the water, and I intend to be a part of it.

Rachel: Darling, I知 sorry. I didn't realize you were feeling left out.

Amanda: Well, I've been kind of occupied for the past couple of months, but I think it's time for me to do my share for Cory.

Rachel: Have you thought this through?

Amanda: Yes.

Rachel: Have you talked to Sam about it?

Amanda: Yes. He wasn't crazy about it at first, but he's all for it now.

Amanda: What's the matter, Mom? Don't you want me to come back to work at "Brava"?

Rachel: That's not it. I just want to make sure that you've thought this through and what it's going to mean to you and your family.

Amanda: I know what it's going to mean. It's going to mean a lot of arranging for babysitters, a lot of trying to balance my time between home and here.

Rachel: No, what it's going to mean is that you're tired all of the time and that you never feel like you're at the right place at the right time, that you never have enough time for your family and you have no social life. It's very difficult, Amanda. I know.

Amanda: But I'm prepared for all of that. I just feel like I知 sitting by and letting everyone else work to save Cory. The future of this company is very important to me.

Rachel: I just feel you should put your family first.

Amanda: Sam and Alli will always be first. I expected a fight from Sam, but not from you.

Rachel: Oh, honey, I don't want to fight with you. I just want what's best for you. I want you to enjoy that baby of yours the way I enjoyed watching you grow up. These are very, very precious years for you and Alli.

Amanda: Mom, I'm going to have both. Lots of people do.

Rachel: No, you can never have both, not really both. Both will always suffer.

Amanda: But Alli痴 mom isn't happy. How can that be good for her? This is what's right for me and my family. Besides, we could use the extra money.

Rachel: Well, Mac would be perfectly willing to give Sam a raise if that would solve it.

Amanda: No, Mom, you know how Sam is. That's beside the point. I want to come back to work at Cory. I miss the people, all the action, the challenge. Besides, Cory Publishing needs me.

Rachel: You're in a very different place than I was when I was your age. When I first had Jamie, the last thing I would think of is wanting a job. All I wanted was a husband and a beautiful home and security.

Amanda: Well, that all changed when you met daddy.

Rachel: Yes, it did. Your father encouraged me to find something of my own, my own way of expressing myself. That led to the art.

Amanda: That was like a job.

Rachel: No, it wasn稚. I could work at home. I didn't have to leave you and your brothers.

Amanda: I seem to remember some trips to Europe, New York, California for your showings and your readings.

Rachel: All right, all right. It kept me busy. And then I came here to "Brava." Who would have thought --?

Amanda: Don't you see, Mom, this is my way of expressing myself. I love this company, and it's really important to me to be a part of it now.

Rachel: Yes, I do see. Come here. I love you very much. You don't have to win me over. There's always going to be a place here for you, and not just because it's your birthright, because I really think you can make a contribution.

Amanda: Well, tell me what I can do. I realize the last thing that you need right now is a writer, so I知 willing to do whatever is available.

Rachel: Really?

Amanda: Really.

Rachel: Good. I think, then, this might be a very good opportunity for you to get into finance and the management of this company. That's what's going to help you in the future here. It would be good if you could start right away.

Amanda: Can I start tomorrow?

Rachel: Tomorrow's great if you can get somebody to baby-sit with Alli.

Amanda: Are you kidding, with grandma around?

Rachel: Grandma's going to be very, very proud of you.

Amanda: You know, sometimes I think she's more of a part of this generation than you are.

Rachel: Wait a minute -- you're right, she is.

[Amanda laughs]

Rachel: Actually, when you think about it, Alli痴 got quite an extraordinary heritage.

Amanda: So, when do I start? Where do I start? What do I do?

Rachel: Unfortunately, I'm not going to be able to train you, so I think I知 going to put you under the supervision of Evan Bates.

Amanda: Evan Bates?

Rachel: Yes, Evan Bates is the new financial analyst. He's very young, but he knows an awful lot about the business. I think you can learn a lot from him.

Amanda: Evan Bates is going to be my new boss.

John: Hi, Sharlene.

Sharlene: John, hi. I was just changing loads.

John: Listen, can I talk to you for a second?

Sharlene: Yeah.

John: I'd like to apologize for Chris' behavior before. She was really out of line.

Sharlene: You don't owe me an apology, John.

John: I know I don't, but Chris does, and I kind of feel responsible for her. She hasn't had much experience with personal relationships. I guess that's why she gets jealous for no reason.

Sharlene: Or maybe it's from the fact that she was an only child, that and the fact that she was raised in a big city. Those kind of upbringings can breed a fiercely possessive person.

John: She told you that she was an only child, she was brought up in a city?

Sharlene: Yeah, we had a long discussion about it. I thought we were becoming good friends.

John: Well, she told me that she had a brother named Tony, I served with him in Nam, and that she was raised on a ranch in Texas.

Sharlene: Maybe they moved.

John: Even so, that wouldn't explain why she said that she was an only child.

Sharlene: Well, you know, John, some people don't know how to refer to a brother or sister who've died. Past tense, present tense, it's -- I mean, I know how painful that can be.

John: I think that Chris has an awful lot of secrets that she's keeping.

Sharlene: We all have secrets, John.

John: Yeah, maybe so, but she's got a few too many.

Andrea: Look, we're in the same physics class.

Matt: There you go.

Andrea: I hate physics. It's so boring.

Matt: Oh, well, don't worry. As soon as the frats and the sororities start their rushes, there is going to be plenty of fun on the -- believe me.

Andrea: You going to join a fraternity? My brother was a member of delta rho.

Matt: Really? I -- well, I never thought about it -- maybe.

Man: Cory!

Matt: Jimbo!

Jim: Hey, how was your summer?

Matt: No way! I -- you know, I completely forgot that you were going to Bay City U. How are you doing, buddy?

Jim: Not as good as you.

Matt: Oh, no -- Jim. Jim, this is Andrea. Jim's an old friend from prep school.

Andrea: Hi. Nice to meet you.

Jim: Good to meet you. Listen, got to go meet my counselor, but I'll catch you later.

Matt: Ok. Well, hey, don't be a stranger. Will you give me a call sometime?

Jim: Sure thing.

Andrea: Nice guy.

Matt: Oh, yeah. Jim's great. We were on the swim team together.

Andrea: You were on the swim team?

Matt: Oh, yeah. Last two years, you know. Varsity.

Andrea: I am a rotten swimmer.

Matt: Oh, well, you should come over sometime to my house while the weather's still good. I mean, I could, you know, teach you some strokes, just the basics.

Andrea: Would you? I would love that.

Matt: Sure, no problem. Anytime.

Josie: Matthew.

Matt: Josie, what are you doing here?

Josie: I just thought I壇 come by and surprise you.

Matt: Well, I think that's great! Josie, this is Andrea.

Josie: Hi.

Andrea: Hi. Nice to meet you. Are you a freshman, too?

Josie: No.

Andrea: Uh-oh. An upperclassman?

Matt: Oh, no, no, no. Josie's part of the workforce. She works for a publishing house.

Andrea: That's great. I tried to get my parents to let me not go to college, but no go. Listen, I've got to go meet my new roommate at the grill in about 15 minutes? You guys want to come and hang out?

Matt: Oh -- well, maybe later, thanks.

Andrea: Well, ok. If not, then I値l see you tomorrow, and thanks a lot for your help, matt.

Matt: Hey! No problem.

Andrea: I would have been lost without you. Nice to meet you, Josie.

Matt: Take care.

Josie: Bye.

Matt: I'll see you later, Andrea. Bye-bye. So, did you want to go?

Josie: No. I've got to get back to work. I've been gone from lunch too long.

Matt: Oh, right, ok. I'll drive you.

Josie: No, no. I mean, you can go if you want.

Matt: I don't want to go without you.

Josie: Why? I wouldn't know anyone.

Matt: Well, me, neither. I mean, I know Andrea and a couple of guys from Winston, but that's it.

Josie: That's really great, Matt. It's a whole new world for you. It's going to be fun.

Matt: I never thought college would be so fun.

Amanda: Thank you.

Sam: Thanks.

Amanda: Thank you.

Sam: Ahem. Thanks.

Sam: So your mom went for the idea, huh?

Amanda: Well, yeah -- after a little hesitation, just like you.

Sam: Uh-huh.

Amanda: Oh, Sam, you know, I really think I can do this.

Sam: Oh, Amanda, I know you can. We're going to have to work together on this, you know that.

Amanda: This is going to be such a treat. I haven't had French food in I don't know how long.

Sam: Yeah. I don't think I've ever had French food.

Amanda: Oh, you're going to love it. I spent three summers in France, and I swear all I did was eat.

Sam: Three summers, huh?

Amanda: Uh-huh. I must have gained 15 pounds the first week that I was there. I can't wait to take you to Europe -- take you to Spain and London, the Alps!

Sam: Whoa, whoa, Amanda. Wait a second. Come back to earth for a minute. Starting tomorrow, we got to go on a budget.

Amanda: Well, I thought with my extra salary that we'd have a little bit of spending money.

Sam: Yeah, but we got to start thinking about saving something sometime. Come on, the money we've been making has gone to Alli and hospital bills and food. I mean, we need to start thinking about our future.

Amanda: Yeah. All right.

Sam: Look, Amanda, come on. Do you know how much money we lose each month renting? We need to start thinking about buying something, something for our own.

Amanda: I like the loft.

Sam: So do I, but not forever. Wouldn't you like a home sometime for you and Alli?

Amanda: Sam, I can be happy anywhere. You know that.

Sam: I know. But let's be a little careful with our money, at least until we get something put away.

Amanda: Ok, ok. Ok, ok. We don't have to stay.

Sam: No. Tonight we are celebrating your return to Cory Publishing.

Amanda: It's going to be so much fun going to work together in the morning. I just wish I didn't have to report to that Evan Bates.

Sam: Oh, come on!

Amanda: He's such a know-it-all.

Sam: Oh, he doesn't seem that bad. Besides, your mom's right. I mean, it is the family business. You need to learn it inside and out.

Amanda: I want to learn it inside and out. I just don't think that he is the one to teach me, that's all.

Sam: Amanda, everybody needs help somewhere along the way.

Amanda: I can't wait for the day when I can work side by side with my father. It's going to be a lot of hard work to get there. But I'm not afraid of it, not as long as I have you.

Sam: Oh, you definitely got me, for keeps.

Sam: I am proud of you. Ahem.

Amanda: Thanks.

Sam: You got to help me with this. I don't understand this. What is poulet?

Amanda: Poulet. It's chicken.

Sam: Chicken, ok.

Amanda: Mm-hmm.

Sam: Agneau?

Amanda: Agneau. It's lamb.

Sam: Lamb, ok. And veau, I know that it's veal, right?

Amanda: Right.

Sam: Right. Poison?

Amanda: Poisson. It's fish.

Sam: Fish. Fish. Ok, pigeon.

Amanda: Pigeon.

Sam: Pigeon? They eat pigeon?

Amanda: Mm-hmm.

[Amanda giggles]

Sam: Ew!

Liz: Excuse me, Rachel. Josie and I have closed up the office. Is there anything else you need?

Rachel: No, that'll be all.

Liz: See you tomorrow, then.

Rachel: Ok. Good night, Liz.

Liz: Good night.

Rachel: These figures seem to check.

Evan: Good. I'll tell you what, I'm going to start on the in-house budget tomorrow.

Rachel: Oh, that might be a good place for my daughter to start. I'm sorry, I forgot to tell you. Amanda is starting to work tomorrow.

Evan: She told me earlier today.

Rachel: I would like it very much if she were to work under you for the time being.

Evan: Under me, Mrs. Cory? I mean, do you think she's qualified to do finances and --

Rachel: It would mean a great deal to Mac and me if you would teach her the financial side of this business.

Evan: We're in the middle of a takeover. I don't have time to teach somebody --

Rachel: You'll find she's worth the time. She's very bright. She learns very quickly. And I think you'll find her a big help.

Evan: Mrs. Cory --

Rachel: I appreciate your cooperation in this, Mr. Bates. Now, let's see if we can't trim the in-house budget.

Evan: Well --

Rachel: This is very important that we have money for Mac痴 defense.

Evan: I've already figured that into the budget.

Rachel: The funds have to be available constantly. The grand jury may be convening any minute, and we have to have that available to us.

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