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Another World Transcript Friday 9/24/04

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[Doorbell rings]

Michael: Bridget! Oh, what am I talking about? Bridget's not here. Where would you have put the darn thing?

[Doorbell]

Michael: Oh -- hi. Come on in.

Cass: I guess I should have called first.

Michael: Well, no. No, that's ok. Bridget's away. Donna and I are taking care of Mikey by ourselves. I can handle C.E.O.'s. Donna's no shrinking violet, but when it comes to one little kid -- oh. Excuse me. There. So, what's going on?

Cass: Is Donna here?

Michael: No, she took Mikey for a walk in the park.

Cass: Good.

Michael: What's the problem, Cass?

Cass: She is.

Evan: You know, I'll -- I'll be damned. You know, I cannot find my gold tie bar.

Caroline: It's in the drawer by the nightstand.

Evan: I don't remember that. Ooh.

Caroline: You had your mind on other things.

Evan: But you were clearheaded enough to keep track of this. That says a lot about me.

Caroline: Thanks.

Evan: Are you this levelheaded when it comes to business?

Caroline: More so.

Evan: Really? You know, I saw the architect's drawings for your new gallery.

Caroline: Did you? Pretty nice, aren't they?

Evan: Very nice, very nice. Are you starting construction soon? Whoo-whoo -- ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh.

Caroline: Well, as soon as I find a new firm.

Evan: Well, I think I know a good construction firm.

Caroline: Do me, baby.

[Evan chuckles]

Evan: Now?

Caroline: The zipper.

Evan: Get your hair out of the way.

Oh. I know a nice, nice, very nice construction firm.

Caroline: Listen, if this is supposed to be sweet nothings, I am not impressed.

Evan: No, I mean it. I mean, one of the partners did Nicole Love's salon. It looks great.

Caroline: Oh. Do you know who did it? I really like it.

Evan: Uh-huh.

Caroline: Really? What's his name?

Evan: His name is John Hudson, and he is one of the partners in Frame Construction.

Caroline: Oh, listen, I've got to find his name in the phone book, then.

Evan: Well, I'm sure it's in the phone book. Let me see if I can find it for you.

Caroline: Oh, ok. Is there any particular reason why you might be interested in me using this firm?

Evan: Let's just say that I always got some reasons. So, could you do me a favor, and not let on to anyone this is my idea?

Caroline: I never do.

Evan: Tell me, does it bother you -- I mean, that I'm not telling anyone about us?

Caroline: Not at all, darling. Listen, our little secret suits me just fine. So listen, I'll talk to you later.

Evan: I'm counting on that.

Caroline: Hmm. Ok.

Evan: See you.

Rachel: Thank you for coming in on such short notice, John.

John: I'm not doing much else these days.

Rachel: I know that. Would you like some coffee?

John: No, thank you.

Rachel: I'm awfully glad to hear about Mikey. I'm glad that he's back with Michael and Donna.

John: Yeah, that one had a happy ending.

Rachel: I know you know why it is I asked you to come in.

John: I figure it has something to do with why you're putting my company in chapter 11.

Rachel: This is a very difficult situation.

John: For you?

Rachel: I know what this is doing to you and your men.

John: And --

Rachel: And I don't want any of you to suffer.

John: Great. Reinstate our contract.

Rachel: I can't do that.

John: Then why am I here?

Rachel: I can't let Jasonís company handle the hospice project. I just don't trust that situation. But that doesn't mean I have anything against you.

John: I am Frame Construction.

Rachel: You're part of it. You don't have to be.

John: What are you getting at?

Rachel: Dissolve your partnership with Jason, and you'll get the hospice project back again.

John: Jason's my partner. I don't have a problem with that.

Rachel: I do.

John: What kind?

Rachel: I'm not going to go into that with you.

John: So let me get this straight -- even though you don't have anything against me or my men, if we have anything to do with Jason, you're ready to screw us all to the wall for reasons that you'd rather not discuss.

Rachel: I don't think that's totally accurate.

John: I thought it was a very accurate description.

Rachel: You and your men have not lost a dime because of me. I've seen to that.

John: My men aren't working. You think that a handout from you is going to make that better?

Rachel: No. That's why I talked to the hospice board this morning.

John: Great.

Rachel: The Company that has taken over for Frame Construction has been told to give your men top priority when they start hiring.

John: Oh, wonderful. Not only have you taken my project away, now you're taking my crew away.

Rachel: It doesn't have to be that way, John. You can both work on this project.

John: That's right, if we dump Jason.

Rachel: Look, John, I'm trying to help you.

John: You're going after Jason for something that happened a long time ago. Now, how is that helping me?

Rachel: Is that what Jason told you?

John: It's a lot more than you've told me.

Rachel: This has nothing to do with the past. This has to do with Jason, and something that's currently going on.

John: What? Something he did?

Rachel: Yes. Something that proves that Jason is not to be trusted.

John: And that's all you're going to say.

Rachel: Yes. Look, I understand why you're angry, and I admire your loyalty to Jason, even though I believe it is misplaced.

John: You're so sure?

Rachel: Yes, I am sure. Look, I'm not trying to separate you from Jason in -- for spite.

John: What other reason could there be?

Rachel: I'm concerned, John. I don't want you to suffer because of Jason, and you will suffer if you stick with him. Now, he's just lied to you. He will do worse. Think about it.

Cass: Did Donna tell you about the wedding?

Michael: No.

Cass: I know you've had a lot on your mind lately.

Michael: What's going on, Cass?

Cass: I'm going to skip the details. Donna has to realize that this is Nicoleís day and my day, and for once, there's something more important than what Donna wants.

Michael: Whoo, you are really steamed, aren't you?

Cass: You got that right.

Michael: Well, what happened?

Cass: She -- she backed out as Nicoleís matron of honor.

Michael: She what?

Cass: She didn't tell you?

Michael: No. Why would she do that?

Cass: She's trying to protect Victoria from being humiliated, or so she says.

Michael: Oh, well, you can't blame her for that.

Cass: Look, Nicole is Vickyís aunt. Felicia is Lisaís aunt. We're having a double wedding here, you know?

Michael: Hey, how does Nicole feel about this?

Cass: She's being pulled in two different directions. She tries to make Donna happy, it makes Felicia mad.

Michael: Right, and vice versa.

Cass: Exactly.

Michael: Well, I'd say this is a rotten thing for you to have happen right before your wedding.

Cass: Yeah, it certainly is. Could you get Donna to back off and ease up a little?

Michael: Cass, look, Donna loves Nicole. She'd never do anything to hurt her.

Cass: I know this is a difficult situation with Vicky. It's a predicament, but we're all adults, and we'll deal with it. There's something else about Donna.

Michael: What about Donna?

Cass: Maybe this isn't the time to get into it.

Michael: No, come on. Tell me.

Cass: It's just that it seems to me that she's reverting to her old self.

Michael: What do you mean, exactly?

Cass: Enough said.

Michael: Look, Cass, Donna has her faults, but what she does, she does out of love, nothing worse.

Cass: Ok, you're telling me to back off.

Michael: What I'm telling you is that I'll talk to her and I'll make sure that she doesn't interfere with your wedding anymore and just tell Nicole that -- well, not to worry.

Cass: Thank you.

Michael: Ok. Cass --

Cass: Yeah?

Michael: Donna's been under a lot of stress lately. But I think now, having Mikey back, she'll be just fine.

[Radio plays]

Josie: Mama --

Sharlene: Hmm?

Josie: Think fast.

Sharlene: Oh-oh-oh.

Josie: Can we sell that one?

Sharlene: No. No, I don't think so. We'll save this one for us. Keep it for supper.

Josie: Oh, mama --

Sharlene: Whoo.

Josie: Acorn squash again? Please.

Sharlene: No complaining. Acorn squash gives you rosy cheeks and curly hair.

Matt: Hey, I'm for that, boy.

Josie: Matthew, hi! I didn't think I'd see you till later.

Sharlene: Hello, Matt.

Matt: Yeah, well, I guess you guys are pretty lucky, then. Can I help out?

Sharlene: No. Don't you have classes today?

Matt: Yeah.

Sharlene: Then what are you doing here?

Matt: I already went to my classes.

Sharlene: Are you sure?

Matt: Yes. I am going to all my classes, scout's honor.

Sharlene: All right, good boy. What can I get you for breakfast?

Matt: Nothing, thank you.

Sharlene: Well, did you have anything nutritious when you left your house this morning?

Josie: Mama, please.

Matt: I had what I always have -- scrambled eggs and ketchup.

Sharlene: And have you talked to your mother about all the things --

Josie: Uh, Matthew, if you're so set on helping me, why don't you come out to the orchard and help me pick apples.

Matt: Yeah, great.

Josie: The baskets are right outside. Come on.

Singer: Rolling rolling rolling on the river

Sharlene: All right.

Caroline: Hello? Hello?

Sharlene: Hello. Come in. Can I help you?

Caroline: Oh. I'm lost. I'm trying to find the Frame Construction company.

Sharlene: And you're wondering how you ended up on a farm?

Caroline: Well, I didn't mind. I mean, all these lovely fields reminded me of stations at home.

Sharlene: Stations?

Caroline: I'm Australian, and in Australia, we call stations and farms -- it's all the same thing.

Sharlene: Well, I didn't know that. I --

Caroline: Yeah, well -- well, you know, it's a bit strange. I mean, in Australia, a lot of the businessmen, they live out in the countryside, too.

Sharlene: I don't think Jasonís reasons might be the same as that, but --

Caroline: Beg your pardon? Sorry --

Sharlene: You found the right place.

Caroline: Oh, great, ok.

Sharlene: Miss --

Caroline: Oh, Stafford. Caroline Stafford. Nice to meet you.

Sharlene: Nice to meet you. Well, if you just wait a second, I'll let Jason know that you're here.

Caroline: Great.

Sharlene: Make yourself comfortable, Ms. Stafford.

Singer: If you come down to the river I bet you gonna find some people who live you don't have to worry

Caroline: Oh.

John: Hi.

Caroline: They said you were inside.

John: What?

Caroline: You're the head of the Frame Construction company, aren't you? Yeah?

Jason: Go ahead. Tell her, John.

Marley: What are you doing?

Jake: I'm reviewing this stuff before I start editing.

Marley: Now?

Jake: Yeah. If I locate the footage I want to use, it'll save me a lot of time later.

Marley: Have you forgotten, Jake? We have an appointment with Dr. Christiansen this morning!

Jake: Man, I forgot to tell you.

Marley: Tell me what?

Jake: I canceled the appointment.

Marley: Why?

Jake: Honey, if I don't stay on schedule, I'm not going to make my deadline.

Marley: Jake --

Jake: I know.

Marley: This is the second appointment you've missed!

Jake: Marley, this documentary is very important to me.

Marley: Well, a child is important to me! Now, I thought it was for you, too.

Jake: It is. Honey, look -- if I do a good job with this, it'll lead to other jobs. The baby's got to eat, you know?

Marley: Yes, I know.

Jake: As soon as the pressure's off, I'll go see Dr. Christiansen, ok?

Marley: Ok.

Jake: Thanks.

Marley: Jake --

Jake: Yeah?

Marley: Is work the only thing keeping you from going?

Jake: Hey, no. I want to find out that it's my fault, Marley, that we can't have a baby, all right?

Marley: It is no one's fault.

Jake: No, I'm a macho guy. I mean, who cares if I have kids or not, right?

Marley: Quit joking, Jake!

Jake: I'm not joking. I'm sorry. Listen -- I'm just busy, Marley. As soon as I'm not, we'll go see the doctor, ok? Quit bugging me.

Marley: Whatever you say.

Jake: That's more like it.

[Knock on door]

Michael: Hello?

Marley: Michael.

Michael: Hi. Did I interrupt something here?

Marley: No, I can remember where we left off.

Michael: I just wanted to talk to you about your mom.

Jake: That sounds like my cue to leave.

Michael: No. No, really. Donít.

Jake: No, I have to get some cassettes from upstairs.

Marley: Jake --

Michael: Something wrong?

Marley: No. No, please, tell me -- tell me about Donna.

Michael: Well, why don't you tell me why you're putting on this happy face for Jake?

Marley: Michael, you know how long I have wanted to have a child.

Michael: Yeah. I know that after talking to the doctor, everything is ok.

Marley: Well, it's not, exactly. It's more complicated than I had expected.

Cass: Wait a minute, wait a minute, wait a minute --

Rachel: What?

Cass: In the last briefing, I thought we established that we were making headway against Bennett Publishing.

Rachel: I know. I thought we were, too.

Cass: Well, this doesn't look like headway to me.

Rachel: I know. Bennett Publishing keeps buying up more and more of Coryís stock.

Cass: What does Evan say about these figures?

Rachel: Well, he's not here today. He's working at home. Besides, I wanted to run this by you first.

Cass: Well, this doesn't look right to me, although I'm not a financial analyst.

Rachel: I know. That's the problem. I'm not, either.

Cass: Could this be part of Evanís strategy, letting them get a hold of more of Coryís stock while we hold on somewhere else?

Rachel: I don't know. That's what I have to find out.

Cass: Hasn't Evan explained it to you?

Rachel: I'm sure he has. It's just that I'm so tired all the time, I'm not sure how much of what he explains to me gets through to me.

Cass: Rachel, you need some rest.

Rachel: I know I do, but I'm not going to get it, and we have to figure this out.

Cass: Ok. What would you say to some outside advice?

Rachel: I'd love some outside advice. I don't know where to turn to get it.

Cass: I do.

Rachel: Who?

Cass: A gentleman named Doug Ramsey. He's an expert on hostile takeovers.

Rachel: He's really an expert?

Cass: He's well-known and very highly thought of.

Rachel: Well, let's call him!

Cass: Good. But just listen to Ramsey before you take any action.

Rachel: Of course I will. This is Macís company. I don't want anyone taking it away from him.

Jason: I'm Jason Frame, Frame Construction is our game. Hi.

Caroline: I see.

Jason: This is my associate, John Hudson.

John: What Jason is neglecting to tell you is that we are partners.

Caroline: Lovely to meet both of you.

John: Jason, when you get a minute, we need to talk.

Jason: Well, sure, we can talk, but right now we have a prospective client. Would you have a seat, please?

Caroline: Yeah, and I'm really impressed with your work.

Jason: Are you? What have you seen?

Caroline: Well, mainly Nicole Love's salon, and that's exactly what I had I mind.

John: Thank you.

Jason: That's a project that we did before we were --

John: Associated.

Jason: Yeah.

John: So, what is it that you've come to talk to us about?

Caroline: Well, I own a Chicago art gallery, and I'm about to open one here in Bay City.

Jason: A new gallery in Bay City. That's just exactly what it needs. Now, is this for a new building, or is it a renovation of an existing space?

Caroline: No, I've purchased a lovely old building and I want to renovate, just like Nicole Love's.

Jason: Well, that's our specialty, right, John?

John: Yeah, you might say that.

Jason: Mm-hmm.

Caroline: Oh, ok. Well, the architect's plans are here, and -- have a look at it.

Jason: Well, give us a couple days, and I'm sure we can come up with a very competitive bid.

Caroline: Oh, I'm not interested in bids.

Jason: You're not?

Caroline: No, I want -- I'm going to pay top dollar for any construction firm that can start immediately. So, if you're free --

Jason: You came at the best possible day, because I would say, another couple days, we'd be booked all the way through spring.

Caroline: Oh, fantastic. So, what's the next step?

Jason: Well, we'll look it over. If there are no problems --

Caroline: Mm-hmm.

Jason: I don't think there will be. We could probably get to a contract today.

Caroline: That's exactly what I wanted to hear.

Jason: Great. Zack Edwards is our attorney. I'll give him a call and we --

John: Listen, Jason, before you do that, we need to talk.

Jason: She has a time problem, John. Listen.

John: Well, I'm sure that another hour won't bother you at all, will it, Ms. Stafford?

Caroline: Well, I guess it won't if I must.

John: Fine. Then why don't you come back in an hour and we'll see if we can settle some of our problems.

Caroline: I'll leave the plans with you.

Jason: Oh, yes. We got them.

Caroline: See you later.

John: Thank you.

Jason: Thank you! What's the matter with you?

John: Look, I'm not about to enter into a contract on a moment's notice without talking to you first about it.

Jason: We don't have to talk now. Did you look at those plans? It's a big job. It could save the whole company.

John: Somehow, I doubt that.

Jason: Are you crazy? She is practically dumping it in our lap if you'll just let her.

John: Jason, we got other problems.

Jason: No, we have no problems at all. She's from out of town. She is new. Nothing Rachel Cory can say to her will mean one thing.

John: Means something to me.

Jason: Hi, honey. Jason Frame. Can I talk to Zack, please? What were you just saying, John?

John: Forget about it. It's not going to make any difference, anyway.

Jason: Hi. Yeah, yeah, Zack. Is there any chance you can get out here to the farm, say in about an hour? No, no, no, we don't have any problem. This time, we got something good going, yeah. Great.

Michael: So, wait a minute -- run this by me again. Jake keeps missing his doctor's appointment?

Marley: Yes, well, he says his work keeps him working night and day.

Michael: He knows how much you want to have a baby, doesn't he?

Marley: Yes, of course he does.

Michael: Tell you what, I'll have a talk with him.

Marley: No. Michael, it's not like it sounds.

Michael: Well, then why don't you tell me what's going on?

Marley: Right. Um -- I've known for a long time that it would be difficult for me to get pregnant, and I've gotten used to the idea.

Michael: Yeah, but that's no reason for Jake to take it lightly. You don't really understand.

Michael: Well, why don't you make me understand?

Marley: We've been to Dr. Christiansen once before.

Michael: That much I know.

Marley: Yes. And Dr. Christiansen told us that my problem may be able to be reversed, but he is not so sure about Jakeís.

Michael: Oh. Jake has a problem, too.

Marley: Yes. So even if I -- I could have my problem reversed, it still isn't definite that we can have a child.

Michael: Oh, God. Honey, I'm so sorry.

Marley: So am I.

Michael: There's got to be something they can do!

Marley: Yes, but not if Jake doesn't go back to the doctor's!

Michael: Well, what do you think it is? I mean, is he just embarrassed, or too proud to admit that the fault might be his?

Marley: I don't know. He says -- he says he's just so busy working on the documentary.

Michael: You're not buying that for a moment, are you?

Marley: I don't know. I don't know. I just wish he would talk about this.

Michael: Well, remember when you first found out about yourself. You didn't find it so easy to talk about.

Marley: Well, that -- and I was wrong. But we did talk about it, and Jake was so understanding and -- and loving. I would be the same way.

Michael: I know you would. Maybe you're just going to have to give Jake time to come to that conclusion himself.

Marley: I try. But I get so caught up in the feeling that I may be able to have a child and --

Michael: Honey, you'll have your baby, I promise you that.

Marley: Every month -- every month that I don't get pregnant, it gets worse.

Michael: No, no, no, wait a minute here. Don't -- don't start with that. Look, you and Jake have worked really hard on your relationship. You've got a good thing going now.

Marley: I know. I know that. But what if he keeps shutting me out?

Michael: He wonít.

Marley: He may. Michael, what if we never have a child?

Zack: Well, I've got a copy of Frame Construction's standard contract right here. We can talk over any specific proposal if you want to.

Zack: Of Kravitz & Howell, right?

Caroline: Yeah, yeah. Listen, give David a call in Chicago, iron out all the details, because he knows what I want.

Zack: Well, if that's the way you want it.

Caroline: What I want is a final draft of the contract by the end of the day.

Zack: You're in that much of a hurry?

Caroline: Yeah. I mean, if Frame Construction are this busy, I want to book them immediately.

Jason: You will be taken care of, very well taken care of. I got to get to work. Excuse me.

Zack: Oh, yeah?

Jason: Zack, why don't you call her attorney right now from my phone and we'll stop wasting time, ok? Thanks.

Zack: Yeah.

Jake: Where's Marley?

Michael: She went out for a walk.

Jake: And you're still here.

Michael: Well, Vinceís coffee -- don't leave home without it.

Jake: Yeah. Are we -- are we about to have a man-to-man talk?

Jake: I thought you came over here to talk about Donna.

Michael: Well, I did. But Marley was so clearly unhappy, we wound up talking about her.

Jake: Look, Michael, I know this project must seem like Mickey Mouse to an important guy like you, ok?

Michael: Wait a minute, I didn't say that.

Jake: This is my first decent break in a long time. If I do this right, I can freelance anywhere -- here, Chicago. And I'm doing this for Marley, too.

Michael: I know that.

Jake: Yeah, well, sometimes I don't think she does.

Michael: Jake, look -- when I was your age, probably the last thing on my mind was having children. I mean, it didn't seem all that important. But I got to tell you, I've been around the world. I've been around the block. I made a lot of money. And I can tell you that absolutely nothing means more to me in life than my girls and Donna. Jake, whatever you have to go through, whatever you have to do to have children, it's worth it.

Jake: What if there's no chance?

Michael: But you won't know that unless you see a doctor.

[Door opens]

Marley: Michael, you're still here.

Michael: Yeah, but -- oh, I got to go. I got a meeting I've got to make.

Marley: All right.

Michael: Been a pleasure. You take care.

Marley: Thank you.

Michael: And bye, Jake. Be good.

Marley: Bye.

[Door opens and closes]

Marley: He talked to you, didn't he?

Jake: Yeah.

Marley: I'm sorry. I just get so anxious about having a child and --

Jake: It's ok. It's all right. I am sorry I missed the appointment. I'll make another one.

Marley: When?

Jake: As soon as possible.

Marley: All right. I -- I don't want us to get upset about this, upset with each other.

Jake: We're not upset with each other.

Marley: No. Everything's fine. Just fine. Yeah, I'm calling about my car insurance claim.

[Radio plays]

Sharlene: But I'm glad I caught you before you left.

John: I figured out the lumber later on. If we get a delivery this weekend, maybe I can start construction next week sometime.

Sharlene: Well, look, I know a greenhouse isn't what you're used to working on.

John: It beats nothing, Sharlene.

Sharlene: What's the matter, John?

John: I had a meeting with Rachel Cory today.

Sharlene: Oh? About Frame Construction?

John: Yeah. Yeah, she said that she would put me and my guys back to work if I dissolve my partnership with Jason.

Sharlene: She's really out to finish him, isn't she?

John: She sure is. I just wish I knew why.

Sharlene: Come on, you don't have to worry about Rachel anymore. Jason says this Ms. Stafford wants Frame Construction to build an entire gallery for her.

John: No, no, it's not a new building. Renovating an existing structure.

Sharlene: Yeah, but it solves your problems, doesn't it?

John: Well, not all of them. There's still Jason. Sharlene, I really feel like I'm caught in the middle here. Jason won't tell me anything. Rachel only hints at the problem.

Sharlene: What exactly did Rachel tell you?

John: That I can't trust Jason.

Sharlene: I see your problem. You either go along with Rachel and leave Jason out in the cold, or you can stand up to her for a man you don't trust.

John: Quite a predicament.

Sharlene: It must be a real new experience for Jason.

John: What do you mean?

Sharlene: You're an honorable man.

John: Don't say that too loud. I'll never work again.

[John chuckles]

Sharlene: It's the truth. I've watched you try to do the right thing.

John: I don't know what the right thing is now.

Sharlene: Well, how can you when you don't have all

John: Where are you going?

Sharlene: I'm going to go try to get somebody to tell you the truth.

Singer: Of the price I have to pay and life's full of loss who knows

[Music plays]

Caroline: So, a few hours later, we'd signed the contract, and that was that.

Evan: Come here. I'm proud of you.

[Caroline giggles]

Caroline: Oh. Hmm.

Evan: So, you really work that fast, huh?

Caroline: Listen, I was no match for Jason Frame. He had his lawyers there before I could even turn around. It was hilarious.

Evan: That's just great, just great.

Caroline: Yeah. But, darling, there's one thing I'm wondering about. I know you're really pleased for me, but why are you so concerned about a construction company?

Evan: Well, see, it's -- it's not a construction company. It's this construction company.

Caroline: Well, are they good? Hmm?

Evan: You saw what they did.

Caroline: Are they good?

Evan: Yes. You saw what they did to Nicole Love's salon, didn't you? You said you liked that.

Caroline: Yeah, but, you know, I --

Evan: But what?

Caroline: Well -- I mean -- Jason Frame is such a con artist, and also, I mean, I know John's really capable, but listen -- you know I really want this gallery to be very special, hmm?

Evan: It will be.

Caroline: Hmm?

Evan: Just like its owner.

Caroline: Are you trying to -- are you trying to top me, hmm?

Evan: You don't mind, do you?

Caroline: Well, not if you're going to be there if something goes wrong, you know?

Evan: Nothing's going to go wrong. Come here. You signed a contract, didn't you?

Caroline: Right. All that's going to happen now is that just -- Rachel Cory for --

Evan: When?

Caroline: Tonight. I mean, she's going to get her file copy when I get mine.

Evan: Tonight? Uh -- damn. Damn. I just remembered -- I've got an appointment tonight. Would you just wait for me?

Caroline: Can't you reschedule it?

Evan: No, not this time.

Caroline: Oh. Look, I try to be a good scout for you, darling, but sometimes I don't understand you at all.

Evan: Look, I'll tell you what. I'm going to make it up to you, ok? And I'll be right back, ok?

Caroline: I know.

Evan: I know.

Caroline: I know. I'm going to hold you to that.

Evan: That's my girl, ok?

Singer: My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun

Caroline: Can it wait?

Evan: No. This is something that I really have to take care of, ok?

Caroline: Ugh!

Singer: My hunger for her explains everything I've done to howl at the moon

Josie: So, have you talked to your mom?

Matt: No, I haven't had a chance to now, between classes and visiting here with you.

Josie: Oh, Matthew, I love every minute of it, but don't you think --

Matt: When is your mom making the applesauce?

Josie: Friday. We have to give Vince a big batch on Saturday.

Matt: Well, great, I'll help. I've never seen applesauce being made.

Josie: Matthew, you can't!

Matt: Why not? Real men don't make applesauce?

Josie: No! Your father is getting married on Friday.

Matt: Josie, I told you I'm not going.

Josie: Matthew --

Matt: Josie, don't worry about me. I -- I know what I'm doing.

Josie: I -- I'd love to go to that wedding.

Matt: Why?

Josie: Because it's going to be so special. I mean, Felicia Gallant -- everyone reads her books in America. And Nicole Love's a real fashion designer. Oh. I'd give anything to go to that wedding.

Matt: Josie --

Josie: I'm not hinting or anything, I just -- I don't understand why you don't want to go.

Matt: Josie, I would love to take you to that wedding. I just canít. I just can't stand there and pretend that everything is the way it was, because it isn't, and it will never be.

Singer: The speed so fast I felt like I was drunk city lights lay out before us and your arm felt nice wrapped 'round my shoulder and I had a feeling that I belonged I had a feeling to.

Rachel: Didn't think I'd see you today.

Evan: Well, I just finished going over this material, and I thought I should get it to you as soon as possible.

Rachel: Do I have to go over that tonight?

Evan: Look, I don't mean to be pushing you.

Rachel: That's all right. If I have to go through it, I have to go through it. Listen, there was something I wanted to go over with you. You gave me this to go over last night. I had some questions. Something to me last week about the loan you made to Caroline Stafford.

Rachel: For the gallery?

Evan: Mm-hmm. She said there was a construction company you didn't want her to use, and I can't remember the name of it.

Rachel: Frame Construction.

Evan: Oh, no.

Rachel: What's the matter?

Evan: I'm afraid that was the one.

Rachel: Is there a problem?

Evan: Yeah, we've been so busy here, I forgot to discuss it with Caroline. So she told me today that she signed a contract.

Rachel: With Frame Construction?

Evan: Listen, I am sorry. I don't know how it could have happened.

Rachel: Julie Ann? Julie Ann? Yeah, I know you're trying to get out of here. Um -- could you please get in touch with Cass Winthrop? I don't know if he's left yet. Find out, ok? Tell him I want to see him right away, and then you can go. Thanks. Jason isn't going to get away with this.

Sharlene: Hey, thanks, you two. You've really helped me be ahead of schedule.

Matt: Hey, I was just telling Josie that we should do this more --

John: Hi.

Matt: Oh.

Josie: Hi.

Sharlene: Hey. I thought you weren't going to start that greenhouse till Monday.

John: Well, I had some time on my hands. I thought I'd at least stake out the foundation. Is Jason around?

Sharlene: I'm afraid not.

John: Well, I've got to go meet my brother. Tell him I'd like to see him.

Sharlene: I'll do what I can.

John: Thanks.

Singer: Roll on lonesome highway

Matt: Yes.

Singer: Maybe I'll find

Sharlene: Hey, Josie?

Josie: Yeah.

Sharlene: I think I hear that side door banging out at the barn.

Josie: I don't hear anything.

Sharlene: Well, be a good pal and go out there and check it for me, would you? It'd be just our luck to have somebody sneak in and steal the equipment.

Matt: I'll do that.

Sharlene: No, Josie doesn't mind, do you, honey?

Josie: I guess not.

Singer: Then cry when he finds me gone the freedom of the road

Matt: Ahem. You want me to take the rest of the apples out to the porch?

Sharlene: No. Actually, I want you to listen to me.

Matt: Ok. If this is about my family --

Sharlene: No. You know what, it's about mine.

Matt: What about them?

Singer: Roll on lonesome highway

Sharlene: You know there were seven of us? We were pretty poor, and times were pretty hard, too.

Matt: But you got through it, right?

Sharlene: Because there wasn't a Frame that didn't have an iron will.

Matt: That is good, yeah.

Sharlene: Yeah, well, we had a lot of fights, too. And we said some -- some ugly, hateful things to one another. But we always ended up making up, because we were family and we knew we needed each other, just like you need yours.

Matt: Yeah, well, at least you didn't lie to each other. At least your whole life wasn't a lie.

Sharlene: You think we didn't lie? Oh, honey, you didn't know my brother Willis.

Matt: Come on.

Sharlene: Yeah. If it was important enough, we lied. I mean, I look back now, and I wish we'd been better in some ways, but whatever we were, we accepted each other for it. And you will, too.

Matt: Hmm. I don't know how it would be, living on a farm with all those kids.

Sharlene: It wasn't all bad, I'll tell you that much.

Matt: You know, I'd like to hear more about your family.

Singer: So roll on lonesome highway

Sharlene: I had sisters borrowing my clothes, I had big brothers passing judgment on every boy I ever brought home.

Matt: That sounds good.

Sharlene: Oh, you think so?

Matt: I mean, a family that everyone can fight, but still love each other. That's a good idea.

Sharlene: And you would fit right in.

Singer: Maybe I'll find a home for my restless heart someday

Rachel: There must be something we can do.

Cass: Can't cancel the loan unless she defaults.

Rachel: I don't want to cancel the loan. I need that gallery. That could be Samís big break. I just don't want Jason involved in it.

Cass: I don't understand. I told Evan in no uncertain terms how you felt about that.

Rachel: He didn't get through to Caroline.

Cass: Well, you have kept him pretty busy around here, I suppose.

Rachel: Isn't there something we can do?

Cass: If you felt this strongly, you should have stipulated it in the agreement.

Rachel: I had no idea she would find Frame -- how did she find Frame Construction, anyway? They're in a farmhouse 10 miles out of town!

Cass: Maybe she was in the market for some pickled beets or some farm-fresh eggs. She got there.

Rachel: I don't believe this. I didn't trust Jason to do the hospice.

Cass: If there was something I could do, Rachel --

Rachel: I guess there isn't anything you could do. I'm sorry, Cass. Go home. It's all right. I just need to be alone.

Cass: I think you better go home, too. I mean it.

[Rachel sighs]

Rachel: Ok. Thanks.

Cass: Ok.

Rachel: Night.

Evan: Oh, I'm sorry, Rachel. I thought you were alone.

Cass: She's going home.

Evan: Oh? I'm sure you could probably look at these in the morning.

Rachel: What are those?

Evan: Oh, they're just sales projections for the board meeting.

Rachel: The board meeting's 9:30 tomorrow morning.

Evan: Yeah. But if you're trying to get out of here, I mean, I wouldn't --

Rachel: That's all right. I'll stay.

Evan: Looks like we're in for another long night, huh?

John: You still want us to build your house?

Michael: Absolutely. I talked Donna into it last night.

John: How did you manage that?

Michael: John, she wants to do it for you. We both do.

John: And what about Jason?

Michael: Well, that's part of the deal. You build the house, Jason stays off the construction site. He upsets Donna just way too much.

John: When do you want us to start?

Michael: Well, as soon as we get the plans drawn up. I want to keep Donna busy.

John: Oh, yeah? Why?

Michael: Well, I figure that with planning the house and with taking care of Mikey, Donnaís been under a lot of stress lately, and I think staying busy might be the best thing for her.

John: Yeah.

Michael: You like working with a partner?

John: Well, I thought I did.

Michael: I could never do it. Boy, I could never do it.

John: Yeah, I was just never sure that I could make it on my own.

Michael: Well, look what you did with the hospice. I mean, if it wasn't for Jason Frame, you'd be finishing that building by now.

John: If it wasn't for Jason Frame, I never would have started.

Michael: Ah, no, no -- right. I don't know, part of being successful in business is knowing when to cut your losses. Tell you what -- how about if I advance you some money and you go into business for yourself, just all by yourself?

John: I'm a real popular guy today.

Michael: What are you talking about?

John: I can't tell you, and I can't take your money. At least not until I talk to Jason.

Jason: I didn't realize you were still here, Matt.

Matt: Oh, hi.

Sharlene: Hey, Jason.

Jason: Where's Josie?

Matt: Outside. Actually, I should get going.

Sharlene: Well, Matt, thanks for all your help.

Matt: Hey, no problem. It was fun, right?

Sharlene: Yeah.

Matt: Bye.

Jason: How would you like to have the best, thickest, juiciest steak you ever had, and with the best-looking guy you know?

Sharlene: Well, who would that be?

Jason: Well, if you look right here, it'd be me.

Sharlene: I thought you'd finished throwing your money around, Jason.

Jason: Hey, I just signed a deal for the newest art gallery in Bay City.

Sharlene: Have you talked to John yet?

Jason: Haven't had a chance yet.

Sharlene: Well, maybe you better, because you might not have a partner or a crew to finish that gallery with.

Jason: What are you talking about?

Sharlene: Rachel is offering to let John and the guys finish the hospice center.

Jason: What?

Sharlene: Provided you're not part of it.

Jason: I suppose John just went -- went along with that, right?

Sharlene: No, he didn't! He's wanted to talk to you, but you've been so busy making up big deals!

Jason: What does he want to talk about?

Sharlene: He wants to know the truth, Jason, the truth!

Jason: It is not his business!

Sharlene: He is standing by you. He's willing to do that. He's not listening to anything Rachel said. He's waiting to hear it from you.

Jason: Well, he's going to have a long, long wait.

Sharlene: Well, I thought you were better than this.

Jason: Where are you going?

Sharlene: I'll tell you something -- if you're not going to tell John why Rachel is so angry, I will.

Jason: Sharlie -- Sharlie!

Josie: Oh, Uncle Jason. I didn't know you were here. Um -- here's your notebook, Matt.

Matt: Oh.

Josie: I'll walk you to your car.

Matt: Thanks.

Jason: We'll just see, Rachel.

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