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Another World Transcript Monday 10/11/04

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Cass: So, I told Mac that I would be as big a help to him as I possibly could.

Nicole: Well, you could've told him we had plans.

Cass: Nicole, he really needs me.

Nicole: I know, I know. You're doing the right thing.

Cass: And so are you. This trip is only the beginning -- for you.

Nicole: For us.

Cass: Are you going to have enough time to change flights in New York?

Nicole: I think so.

Cass: You think so?

Nicole: Yeah. Why?

Cass: Nicole, you're taking the Concorde to Paris, not the bus.

Nicole: I know, Cass.

Cass: And they have all sorts of treats from beginning to end on this flight. It makes regular first class seem like -- I don't know -- one of those college charter planes, you know? If you miss it, I'll kill myself.

Nicole: I'll recheck my reservations.

Cass: Good.

Nicole: I wish --

Cass: What?

Nicole: Oh, never mind.

Cass: Now, I want you to call me as soon as you check in, you know, to the Georges Cinq hotel because I want to hear what you think of the place. I'm talking every detail --

Nicole: Ok.

Cass: Towel thickness, lobby decor, bathroom fixtures, everything.

Nicole: I will, I promise.

Cass: And you know what's really great about this daytime flight?

Nicole: No.

Cass: No jet lag! Yeah!

Nicole: Oh.

Cass: You get to bed a little early and you wake up refreshed, and then you saunter into Christian St. Jacques' salon, and you just knock his socks off.

Nicole: Hmm -- designer socks.

Cass: Of course.

Nicole: You know, Cass, this could be a really big break for me.

Cass: The biggest. And you know that's what I want for you, don't you?

Nicole: Yeah, I do. You've been very understanding and mature about the whole thing.

Cass: I know I have. This worries me.

Nicole: And I hate it! Oh, Cass --

Cass: I do, too.

Nicole: Oh, change your mind. Please, come with me?

Evan: Maybe I should call and get some coffee.

Caroline: No time.

Evan: What?

Caroline: No time, sweetheart.

Evan: What?

Caroline: Look, I'm already late.

Evan: Well, you didn't seem to mind much.

Caroline: It's Marley’s first day. Look, I got to go.

Evan: You hired her?

Caroline: Mm-hmm. I really took to her.

Evan: That's great. Her father is Michael Hudson. He's filthy rich, and he's just the kind of guy that I should -- I don't know -- get to know.

Caroline: Well, darling, I can arrange that. But -- uh-uh -- what are you going to do for me, hmm? Hey? What are you going to do for me?

[Phone rings]

Evan: Hmm. Sorry. I'll get that. Stay there.

Caroline: Oh --

Evan: Don't move.


Evan: Hello? Just a moment, please. Uh -- could you get my briefcase? I think it's in the other room.

Caroline: If I didn't know you better, I'd say you're trying to get rid of me.

Evan: Are you crazy?

Caroline: Well, from that look on your face, you're looking very guilty.

Evan: Hi. I didn't expect to hear from you this morning. No, I'm alone. That was just the maid. Well, I was wondering -- should I still call you "chief," or can we make it "Iris" now?

[Knock on door]

Matt: Sam.

Sam: Matt, what are you doing here?

Matt: I hang out here a lot. Did Mitch send you over here?

Sam: No, he didn’t.

Matt: I'm surprised. He sent everyone else.

Sam: Look, I did talk to him, though. He's kind of worried about you, too.

Matt: Yeah, well, he should've started worrying a long time ago.

Sam: Hey, Matthew, come on.

Matt: Look, I'll tell you the same thing I've told everyone else -- I don't want to talk about it, all right?

Sam: Matt, you've got a great family, you've got a great mom and dad, and you've got Mac. What are you doing here?

Matt: What do you mean, in this house?

Sam: Yes.

Matt: I can't believe this. What has everyone got against the Frames, anyway?

Jason: I ask myself that question all the time, Matt. Get your hand off.

Sam: I'll do a lot worse if you don't give me some straight answers.

Jason: I'm not talking to you about anything.

Sam: Now you just hold on a second --

Jason: No, you get off my property before I get back or I'll the cops.

Sam: Oh, you --

Sharlene: Sam, Sam, hi.

Josie: Hi, Sam.

Sam: Sharlene, Josie.

Josie: What's wrong?

Sam: Your uncle did something that I can't believe.

Josie: What?

Sharlene: Come on, Josie. You know your uncle Jason. You shouldn't be surprised by anything anymore. Why don't you go on inside and check on Matthew, and I will walk Sam to his car.

Sam: I'm going to talk to him, Sharlene.

Sharlene: Josie, did you hear me?

Josie: Just a minute.

Sharlene: This is no time to be confronting Jason.

Sam: I'm going to talk to him!

Josie: Sam, how's Alli?

Sam: Alli is fine, just fine.

Josie: Good. I miss her. I was going to call Amanda --

Sam: Yeah, look, Amanda’s spending most of her time at her mom's right now, ok?

Sharlene: Josie, go on inside, huh?

Sam: You're not going to keep me from him. I'm going to see him.

Sharlene: Come on, Sam. Let's just talk, ok? Ok?

Josie: I think my uncle's in all kinds of trouble, Matt.

Matt: Why?

Josie: Didn't Sam tell you?

Matt: Tell me what?

Josie: Well, that's why he was here, to talk to my uncle.

Matt: I thought he was here because of me. You know, he did seem pretty angry when he saw your uncle.

Josie: What now?

Matt: Hey, hey, hey, hey, it doesn't matter. It doesn't change anything between you and me. Don't worry about Sam. He was over here to get me to talk to Mitch.

Josie: Maybe that was one of the reasons.

Matt: You know, but I'm not going to change my mind, no matter how many people they send over here.

Josie: Matthew, what about somebody they didn't send over here?

Matt: Who?

Josie: Me.

Matt: You really want me to make up with my family after what they said to you? After what they've done to your family?

Josie: I'm not asking you to make up with them. I'm just asking you to talk to your dad. Oh, Matthew, I look at your two faces, and I see the same sad eyes. Please, please try?

Matt: Ok.

Josie: You'll do it? You'll talk to him?

Matt: Only because you asked me to.

Josie: That's all it took?

Matt: I have a vested interest in keeping you happy.

Josie: Oh, Matthew, you won't be sorry, I promise.

Nicole: Oh, think about it, Cass! You're the one who loves first-class flights and fancy hotels. Think about all the fun we'd have. Oh, forget about browsing in the Louvre and long walks along the Seine. Think about complimentary champagne, terrycloth bathrobes with every room, and -- oh, that toilet paper folded into a little V.

Cass: Oh, now, that's not fair. Now she's pulling out all the big guns, folks.

Nicole: Hey, you love all that stuff!

Cass: I do! I admit, I truly do!

Nicole: But you still won't do it, huh?

Cass: Nicole.

Nicole: Cass, I know you can’t. It's all right.

Cass: Mac trusts me. He relies on me now.

Nicole: I know, I know that. I'm sorry that I asked.

Cass: Anyway, Rachel is invested in this gallery thing, and she hasn't got time to keep an eye on anything.

Nicole: Rachel invested in a gallery?

Cass: Oh, man. I wasn't supposed to tell anybody that.

Nicole: Oh, even me?

Cass: Well, it's -- it's the gallery that's showing Sam’s paintings. But that's only a coincidence.

Nicole: Oh, and Rachel doesn't want anybody to think that they're doing this show because she invested money, right?

Cass: Right.

Nicole: Well, after living with my father, I can understand that.

Cass: Sam's got a lot of pride.

Nicole: I won't say a word, ok?

Cass: Yeah, well, I know you're awful close to Liz Matthews.

Nicole: I won't, I promise you. I won't tell Liz, no.

Cass: I mean, if you tell her, I shudder to think. It's like taking out a full-page ad in "the New York Times," you know?

Nicole: I know, I know. And I know that the Cory's really need you right now.

Cass: I'm going to miss you so much.

Nicole: I'm going to miss you. Guess I'd better get going.

Cass: I think you'd better close your eyes -- that's what you better do -- and go sit down over here.

Nicole: Yeah? Why?

Cass: Well, you didn't think I was just going to let you just walk out of here, did you? Huh?

Nicole: Oh.

Cass: Count to 10 in French. Practice.

Nicole: Oh.

Cass: Go ahead -- loud, so I can hear it.

Nicole: Un, deux, trois, quatre, cinq -- I got to practice this.

Cass: Come on, keep going.

Nicole: Six --

Cass: Don't look.

Nicole: Sept, neuf --

Cass: "Neuf"? What the heck is "Neuf"?

Nicole: You should've helped me!

Cass: That's Greek.

Nicole: Can I open my eyes now? Dix. Oh -- oh, Cass!

Cass: Now, as soon as you get on the Concorde, I want you to get one of the flight attendants to put those in a vase.

Nicole: Oh --

Cass: For the price of that ticket, that's the least they could do.

Nicole: You're so sweet.

Cass: Um -- I -- I have something else for you here. I'll hold the flowers and you take a look.

Nicole: Box seats for the Paris opera?

Cass: Yeah, "La boheme."

Nicole: Confirmed reservations at Maxim's for afterwards.

Cass: Order any fish with the beurre blanc sauce. They do it better than anybody else in the world.

Nicole: Oh, Cass, this is really nice. This is better than nice. But could I ask you a question?

Cass: Yes.

Nicole: Well, this is all for two people --

Cass: Yes.

Nicole: And it's your favorite opera --

Cass: Mm-hmm.

Nicole: Your favorite restaurant --

Cass: Yeah.

Nicole: And your very favorite sauce.

Cass: Yes, I know.

Nicole: Then why aren't you coming with me?

Cass: I just can't this time. I really, really can’t. And I wanted you to see Paris at least one night the way you'd see it if we were there together. So maybe you can stare longingly at the empty seat next to you while Mimi is singing an aria or when the waiter is pouring the wine and know how much I love you.

Nicole: Could you put those roses down for a minute, please?

Cass: Yes, I could. Why?

Nicole: So I can do this.

Evan: Look, I think it's just better to discuss this matter in person. Yes. Shh. Uh, 7:00 this evening is great. That's great. All right, I'll see you then.

Caroline: So, she's in town?

Evan: Who? Who is?

Caroline: The woman you're talking to. The woman you're meeting at 7:00 tonight.

Evan: No, no, that's a business dinner.

Caroline: As he said so innocently.

Evan: Well, it was just -- it was just an emergency.

Caroline: Well, they all are.

Evan: Look, I know we had plans tonight. I'm sorry.

Caroline: Look, you attend to your precious little emergency.

Evan: I'm telling you it's just business.

Caroline: You used to be so much more creative with your excuses.

Evan: I could be more creative now if you like.

Caroline: Hey, please, I have my own emergencies to attend to. Can I use the shower first?

Evan: Ok, let's say -- why don't we just have lunch today, say around 1:00?

Caroline: I don't know. You're going to have to check me later.

Evan: What? You've got other plans? With who?

Caroline: Fair is fair, sweetheart. You want to tell me, and I'll tell you.

Matt: Thanks for the ride.

Sam: Yeah, well, I'm glad you made a decision to come down here before I left the farm.

Matt: This isn't for you. I'm doing this for Josie.

Sam: Matt, I really don't care why you're doing it. Just talk to Mitch, ok? Give him a chance.

Matt: Yeah, right.

Julie Ann: Hey, Matthew, I haven't seen you around here in a while.

Matt: Yeah, I haven't been around for a while.

Sam: Look, Julie Ann, have you seen Mitch? We were down in the darkroom, but he's not down there.

Julie Ann: Did you try the art department?

Sam: No. Look, could you go down there and check for me? If I go down there, all they're going to do is ask a lot of questions.

Julie Ann: No problem.

Sam: Thank you.

Julie Ann: Sure. Hey, how's Amanda?

Sam: She's ok.

Julie Ann: Uh-huh.

Sam: I know she'd like to talk to you.

Julie Ann: I'll give her a call today, ok?

Sam: Thanks.

Julie Ann: See you guys later.

Sam: Yeah.

Matt: Those pictures of Amanda and Marsten are obviously phony. I can't believe the newspaper published those.

Sam: Yeah, me, either.

Matt: Well, if I ever find out the guy who did this --

Sam: Matt, don't worry about it. I'm taking care of it.

Matt: Ok, all right.

Sam: Just patch things up with Mitch, ok?

Matt: Yeah, well, that's asking an awful lot.

Sam: Matt, look, the guy's my brother. I know him. What has he done that's so bad?

Matt: See, you don't even understand -- I shouldn't even have come here, you know?

Mitch: It's good to see you, son.

Matt: Hi. How was the honeymoon?

Mitch: It was great. It was good to get off a few days.

Matt: I'll bet.

Sam: Yeah. Hey, guys, look, why don't you go down to my office to talk? I'm sure it's free.

Matt: No, no, no, that's not necessary, thanks.

Mitch: Oh, well, I thought it might be a good idea. We could go to the cafeteria if you want.

Matt: No, actually, I'm not hungry. I don't want to talk.

Mitch: Ok. All right, I'm sorry. I guess I misunderstood. I thought that's why you were here.

Matt: No. Why I'm here is because five people a day come and tell me that we should be pals again. But, see, they don't know everything, do they?

Mitch: Hey, Matthew -- Matthew.

Sam: What's with you two?

Mitch: He's right. You don't know everything.

Sam: Yeah, well, I guess I didn't help matters any. I kind of gave him a hard time about being out at the Frames' this morning.

Mitch: Is that where he's been?

Sam: Yeah. I ran into him when I was out looking for Jason.

Mitch: Why are you looking for him?

Sam: Rachel thinks he's the one who put those pictures in the paper.

Mitch: What, of Amanda?

Sam: Yeah. I didn't have a chance to nail him, though.

Mitch: This guy just doesn't give up, does he?

Sam: No. Hey, wait a second. Where are you going?

Mitch: Look, he's messed with Matthew. Now he's messing with you and Amanda. I'm going to put an end to it once and for all.

Sam: Mitch, come on. Hey, Mitch, now, wait a second -- ow!

Woman: Oh --

Sam: Excuse me.

Michael: Wow.

Donna: Oh, my.

Michael: Hello? Looks deserted.

Donna: Well, it's after 1:00. Someone should be here. Marley? Marley, are you here? Well -- oh.

Caroline: Hello.

Donna: Hi.

Caroline: Donna, Michael, what a lovely surprise.

Michael: Hi. Well, we stopped by to take Marley to lunch. You know, celebrate her first day at work and all.

Donna: Right.

Caroline: Oh, what a shame. I've sent her off to the graphic designer's office.

Donna: Oh, well, when will she be back?

Caroline: Well, not for a while, I'm afraid. I mean, I really needed her to look over some stationery that I'd ordered. She's got a great eye.

Donna: Yes, yes, she does, doesn't she? I guess she probably takes after my sister.

Caroline: Your sister?

Donna: Mm-hmm.

Michael: Donna's not too subtle at family plugs.

Donna: No, I am not subtle about family plugs.

Michael: I know.

Donna: Nicole Love is my sister, the designer.

Caroline: Oh, yes. I mean, I have plenty of her dresses.

Donna: Oh, yes, I know. Well, she is talented, isn't she?

Caroline: Oh, her work's superb.

Donna: Oh, in fact, she should be on her way to Paris right about now.

Caroline: Oh.

Donna: She's having a meeting with Christian St. Jacques.

Michael: Donna, I think we've taken up enough of Ms. Stafford's time.

Caroline: Oh, no, no, no. Look, I love Nicole and her designs. I mean, Cass and Nicole are such charming people.

Donna: Yes, they are. It's just a shame that he's not able to accompany her on this business trip.

Caroline: He couldn't?

Donna: No.

Caroline: Oh, what a shame.

Donna: Hmm.

Michael: You know, since Marley’s not here, I think I'm going to beg off and go see Mac up at Cory Publishing.

Donna: Oh, all right.

Caroline: Oh, no, no, no. If you've got a minute, I'd love to show you around and maybe discuss, you know, Marley’s future in the art gallery.

Donna: Oh, yes, we've got a few minutes.

Michael: Sure. Sure.

Caroline: Oh, wonderful. Right.

Donna: Right.

Caroline: Now, I'm going to maximize this open space --

Donna: Mm-hmm.

Caroline: Which is very minimal.

Donna: Right.

Caroline: And then --

Evan: This is really nice.

Caroline: Evan! What a surprise. Oh, Donna, Michael Hudson, this is Evan Bates. He's my partner in the gallery. Well --

Evan: A silent partner. It's a pleasure to meet you.

Michael: Nice to meet you.

Evan: And it's a pleasure to meet your lovely wife.

Donna: Oh, thank you.

Michael: Evan Bates -- don't you work for Mac Cory?

Evan: Yes, I do, as a matter of fact. I started this summer.

Michael: Yeah, I know. Mac was very complimentary about your work there.

Evan: Well, I'm glad to hear that. He's a real hero of mine.

Caroline: Well, I've hired Michael and Donna’s daughter as my assistant, and, unfortunately, they've come here to see her for lunch, but she's working.

Evan: Well, you're a real slave driver.

Donna: Oh, I'm sure Marley can handle it.

Evan: Well, listen, if you all aren't busy, why don't I just take everybody to lunch? I mean, the dining room at Cory is really elegant.

Caroline: Oh, look, I'd love to, but I sort of have an emergency.

Evan: Donna?

Donna: Oh, I, too, have something to do. I need to go talk with Marley’s husband.

Michael: You do? About what?

Donna: Listen, you know, you said you were going to Cory Publishing anyway. Why don't you and Evan have lunch?

Caroline: Yeah, there you go.

Evan: I would consider it a real honor.

Donna: Hmm?

Michael: Sure.

Evan: Well, great. Would you ladies excuse us?

Caroline: Oh, of course!

Donna: Of course, of course.

Caroline: Please!

Michael: Actually, I'd like to talk to you about the Cory takeover anyway. I hear you were a real ball of fire there.

Evan: Well, I wouldn't say that. I just think I was at the right place at the right time.

Michael: Hmm.

Mary: Hi. Want to have lunch?

Jake: I can get it myself. Thanks, though.

Mary: What, that's lunch? What is that?

Jake: It'll do.

Mary: Well, I thought we would have a salad together, if you liked. I've set the table for two. I've got lots of salad, so --

Jake: I'm sorry, I'm busy. I got to run, ok?

Mary: Yeah, well, what about Marley? How'd she do this morning getting off for her job?

Jake: It was fine. It was like the first day of school, I think. She must've changed her clothes six times, so --

Mary: Ok, that's it, I've run out of excuses. I came home for lunch so that we could talk.

Jake: About what, as if I didn't know?

Mary: Can you give me a few minutes?

Jake: I have a ton of footage to edit.

Mary: Hey, five minutes. You could set the timer.

Jake: You're not going to give up, are you?

Mary: Probably not. Ok, great. Do you want some salad?

Jake: No, thank you.

Mary: Ok, here's the thing. I understand you never rescheduled your appointment with the doctor.

Jake: Fertility specialist, Mary. You can say it.

Mary: Ok -- fertility specialist.

Jake: You have seen me running in and out of here. You must know how busy I've been.

Mary: Yes. And I have no intention of lecturing you about this.

Jake: That's a first.

Mary: But I have a very strong feeling that maybe that -- maybe you have other reasons for not wanting to see the doctor.

Jake: Like what?

Mary: I hoped you could tell me.

Jake: Look, Mary, you're a nice lady, but I don't need a shrink right now, all right?

Mary: Jake, it's really ok if you don't want a baby at this point. Maybe --

Jake: This has nothing to do with a baby. I have just been busy, all right? There is nothing wrong with Marley and me.

Mary: Then why are you so angry?

Jake: Just drop it, Mary, ok? Will you just drop it?

Mary: Oh, Jake, it's -- great. Well done. 

Caroline: These two areas here are going to be the principal display areas.

Sam: Fine.

Caroline: And I was thinking of using the larger area for your show.

Sam: Ok.

Caroline: And I'll probably hang your paintings upside down.

Sam: Great. I'm going to go get Alli and Amanda and bring them back here. Then I'm going to find out who the hell put these pictures in the paper.

Rachel: I know who did.

Sam: What?

Rachel: But I can't tell you.

Sam: Rachel, don't play games with me right now.

Rachel: I'm not playing games. There are other things to consider.

Sam: Like what?

Rachel: If I tell you, you have to promise not to tell Jamie.

Sam: Jamie? What does Jamie have to do with this?

Rachel: Jason swore he would get even with me for something that happened years ago, and obviously he's found a way to do that.

Sam: Jason Frame?

Rachel: I believe Jason was the one who gave the pictures to the press. He wants to hurt me, Sam, and he doesn't care who else he hurts in the process.

Sam: How could anybody do that?

Rachel: Jason could. I'm telling you, he was the one who put those pictures in the press.

Sam: What?

Caroline: Sam, you seem to be a million miles away.

Sam: Yeah, yeah, I guess I am.

Caroline: It's those pictures of Amanda, isn't it? I saw them in the newspaper.

Sam: Look, those pictures and that article were a total fabrication, ok? She was set up.

Caroline: I know that. I mean, I didn't believe a word of it.

Sam: Thank you.

Caroline: Yeah, but unfortunately, some people have.

Sam: Well, then they're wrong.

Caroline: Yeah, well, they'll find that out eventually, won't they? Are you sure you wouldn't be wise to delay the opening?

Sam: No. That would be caving in. I don't want to do that.

Caroline: I don't think so, Sam. When people come to the gallery, I want them to be talking about your wonderful paintings, not some nonsense in the newspaper. Wouldn't it be kinder to Amanda, too?

Sam: Yeah. Maybe you're right.

Caroline: You know I am. Look, do you want to come to lunch, my treat?

Sam: No, I can’t. Thanks.

Caroline: Great artists have got to eat.

Sam: No, that's not it. I -- I'm supposed to meet Cass Winthrop at Nicole’s salon. He's helping me with something.

Caroline: Well, isn't that a coincidence. I've got some business at the salon, too. Mind if I join you?

Sam: No, not at all.

Caroline: You know, isn't it lovely the way things turn out?

Mary: Hi.

Donna: Hi, Mary.

Mary: Come on in.

Donna: Oh, thank you. Actually, I'm here to see Jake. I hope you don't mind.

Mary: No, not at all. He just got back a few minutes ago.

Donna: Oh, good. Thank you.

Mary: I think he's probably right inside. Jake? Jake, Donna’s here to see you. I'm sure he heard me. He'll probably be in in a minute.

Donna: Oh, please don't let me stop you from doing whatever it was you were.

Mary: Getting ready to go back to work.

Donna: Oh. Mary, have you heard anything more on the status of Mikey’s adoption?

Mary: No, I haven't, and I should have by now. Why don't I make a call when I get to the office?

Donna: Oh, good. Thank you. I just can't imagine what's taking them so long.

Mary: It's very important that they're thorough.

Donna: Yes. Yes, that's what Marley says.

Mary: Mm-hmm.

Donna: Oh, that's another thing. I just feel for her so much. She wants a child of her own so badly.

Mary: Yes, she does.

Donna: But I do have to say that I'm delighted that she has this job now to take her mind off of that.

Mary: Mm-hmm, so am I.

Donna: Oh, well, that's why I'm here -- to tell Jake that she's doing really well at the gallery. I mean, Caroline Stafford is so impressed already.

Mary: That's great. I just hope she --

Donna: What?

Mary: That she makes time for Jake. Ah, there you are. You heard me.

Donna: Yeah.

Jake: Yeah, I heard you.

Mary: Ok. I'm on my way. See you later. Bye.

Donna: All right, bye-bye.

Jake: You and Mary talking about Marley and me?

Donna: Among other things.

Jake: Because if you came to give me grief about the fertility test, I don't want to talk about it, all right?

Donna: Jake, I don't have any intention of doing that.

Jake: You don't?

Donna: No. No, I came by to tell you that Marley’s doing really well at the gallery.

Jake: She is?

Donna: Mm-hmm. Well, Caroline Stafford said that she was very impressed with her already.

Jake: Great. That's the -- that's the only reason you came over here, huh?

Donna: No. No, it's not the only reason.

Jake: Ah. I see.

Donna: Since you two seem to be working so hard, I thought I would stop by and invite you for dinner tonight. Aren't you sorry you jumped to the wrong conclusion?

[Knock on door]

Jason: Don't beat it down! I'm coming! You just walk in my house now?

Mitch: Leave Matthew alone.

Jason: I would say that you pretty well screwed up Matthew when he was a kid.

Mitch: Matthew was just fine until you came to town. I'm not going to stand around and just let you hurt him.

Jason: I'm not going to let you threaten me, either.

Mitch: Look, I don't like what you're doing to him. Does it make you feel good? What are you doing, trying to turn the kid's life inside out? Is that it?

Jason: I don't like what you and Rachel did to Janice. Now, am I just supposed to forget that, Mitch?

Josie: Hey! Stop it! What are you doing?

Jason: Get out of here while you can!

Mitch: Look, Josie, if he messes with you -- if he messes with Matthew, you let me know. I mean it.

Josie: Why are you acting like this? And what have you done to Matthew? Uncle Jason!

Mitch: Josie.

Josie: Why won't anyone tell me what's going on around here?

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

Liz: Sophie finished them last evening. Aren't they heaven?

Donna: Oh, she is so talented. Christian St. Jacques is just going to love her designs.

Liz: I wonder if she's left for Paris yet.

Donna: Ooh, I don't know.

Liz: Are we bothering you, Cass?

Cass: Oh, no. I love doing columns of figures five times.

Donna: Oh, sorry, Cass.

Liz: Don't be sarcastic.

Cass: It's not your fault. I just -- I'm having a little trouble concentrating, that's all.

Donna: Well, she'll be back soon.

Cass: Right.

Caroline: Cass, I hope you're not busy because we both need to see you.

Liz: As a matter of fact, Cass is just --

Cass: Liz -- it's ok, Liz. Yes, what is it?

Caroline: I'm in a sticky situation with Jason Frame.

Liz: Oh, he's a horror. He's a horrible man!

Caroline: Yes, so I've discovered. But because he's dissolved his partnership, I just want to work with John Hudson exclusively.

Cass: You shouldn't have signed anything so quickly in the first place.

Caroline: Can I get out of it?

Cass: Well, he can't keep you to anything if he doesn't have a company.

Caroline: Right. Would you be a darling and accompany me to Mr. J? Because I've heard he can be most unpleasant.

Cass: Well, sure. Sticking it to Jason could become one of my favorite pastimes.

Caroline: Great. Well, when can we leave, then?

Cass: Well --

Sam: Before you do that, Cass, may I speak to you privately?

Cass: Yes, certainly. Why don't we go into the office?

Sam: Excuse me.

Caroline: Cass is such a sweetheart.

Donna: Yes, he is, isn't he?

Caroline: Yeah. I hope I'm not interrupting anything, am I?

Donna: No, no, I'm sure you won’t. Ahem.

Sam: Rachel thinks Jason Frame is responsible for putting those pictures of Amanda in the paper.

Cass: Well, why don't you let me handle Jason?

Sam: You don't exactly sound surprised at what I just told you.

Cass: I'm not.

Sam: Is it true?

Cass: I'm not sure.

Sam: It doesn't make any sense, Cass. Why would Jason Frame have the negatives instead of Drew Marsten?

Cass: It's very simple. Jason took the photographs in the first place.

Sharlene: Honey, I've got to get these things over to Mary’s place right now.

Josie: Tell me why Uncle Jason is acting so crazy.

Sharlene: He's not acting any crazier than usual.

Josie: Oh, come on, mama. I came in here and he was fighting with Mitch Blake again!

Sharlene: Oh, God.

Josie: There is something, isn't there?

Sharlene: It is too complicated to go into right now.

Josie: That's not good enough of an answer, mama.

Sharlene: Well, it's going to have to do for now! Oh, honey. Just please do me a favor and just steer clear of Jason for a while, ok?

Matthew: Can I help you with that?

Sharlene: No, no, that's all right, Matthew. You come on in and talk with Josie. But -- but you better not be too long, all right? Jason's going to be back pretty soon, and he's going to have a lot of work to do.

Josie: Matthew!

Matthew: Hey, hey, hey. What's the matter?

Josie: I don't know.

Matthew: Come on, you're upset.

Josie: I'm ok. What did you say to your father?

Matthew: I said nothing. I could not -- I tried, but words would just not come to my mouth.

Josie: You didn't say anything to him?

Matthew: I told you, I couldn’t.

Josie: Matthew, why was he so mad, then?

Matthew: When?

Josie: A little while ago, he was screaming at my uncle Jason, telling him to leave you alone. And then he told me how sorry he was about everything.

Matthew: He really did that?

Josie: I'll tell you something, Matthew. I saw the way he was, and he'd do anything for you. Anything.

Evan: You wouldn't mind waiting a minute while I check in, would you?

Michael: Not at all.

Evan: Thank you. Hi, Julie Ann. Is there any messages?

Julie Ann: Actually, yes, a few. But nothing urgent.

Evan: Great. Would you hold on to these and I'll be with Mr. Hudson in the executive dining room?

Julie Ann: Ok, I'll make a note of it. Oh, Mr. Bates, I heard you got promoted to executive vice president. Congratulations.

Evan: Well, thank you. Please call me Evan.

Michael: Hi, Julie Ann.

Julie Ann: Hi, Michael.

Michael: You got promoted to executive vice president?

Evan: Yes, it just happened.

Michael: Well, some might call that a meteoric rise.

Evan: Well, Mac and Rachel offered me the job after they found out that Bennett had been beaten in the takeover attempt.

Julie Ann: Is that great news, Michael? The company's safe again.

Michael: Yeah. Yeah, that's good news.

Evan: Well, you ready for lunch?

Michael: Sure. You know, one thing puzzles me, though. I have friends on Wall Street who say that Cory Publishing is undergoing severe financial strain -- as a matter of fact, that it might fold.

Evan: Well, who did you hear that from?

Michael: People.

Evan: Well, I guess there's some validity to that. I mean, there is a certain amount of financial strain after a takeover attempt. But I think the people you talked to are overreacting.

Michael: Are they?

Evan: Yeah. I mean, Cory is out of danger now. I took care of that myself.

Michael: Well, that makes you a mighty handy guy to have around, then, doesn't it?

Evan: Well, I hope so. You ready?

Michael: Sure.

Jason: Yeah, Jason Frame. I was calling to see if the check I deposited yesterday had cleared. No, the $250,000 one. Yeah, fine, I'll hold on. It has? Great, great, great. Look, I want to wire it to a bank in Switzerland. I've done it before. Give me one second, I'll give you the account number.

Cass: Jason?

Jason: Hold on, I'll have to call you back on that. Don't you people believe in knocking?

Cass: Oh, I kind of like the element of surprise when I'm dealing with you, Jason.

Jason: Ms. Stafford, please forgive me. It's good to see you.

Caroline: Well, you may not be so pleased to see me when you find out why I'm here.

Jason: Why? What's up?

Caroline: John Hudson told me that you've dissolved your partnership.

Jason: Yeah, but that doesn't affect you in any way.

Caroline: Well, yes, it does, because I'm awarding the contract to john Hudson.

Jason: I see.

Caroline: Yeah, well, you know, it was Nicole’s salon's work that I first saw. That's the reason why I came to your company in the first place.

Jason: I suppose you had a little something to do with this, huh, Cass?

Cass: Everything I could. And don't give the lady any trouble because everything she's doing is perfectly legal.

Caroline: Well, I thought the least I owed you was a personal explanation.

Jason: Hey, that's just fine because I've been trying to come up with some way that I could dump your little project. It's just too small, so why don't you take your attorney with you and go harass somebody else, ok?

Caroline: Charming. What an utterly unpleasant man.

Cass: That's one of the nicest things anybody's said about Jason in the past decade.

Julie Ann: Hi, Matthew.

Matthew: Hi, how you doing?

Julie Ann: Are you looking for someone?

Matthew: Yeah. Oh, excuse me. Mitch?

Mitch: Glad you're back.

Matthew: Yeah. Um, listen, Josie told me about what happened at the farm and your little fight with Jason.

Mitch: Yeah. Look, if he's got a problem with your mom or me, I don't want him taking it out on you. I mean, I just wanted to remind him of that.

Matthew: Yeah. Dealing with him hasn't been that easy.

Mitch: Yeah, I'm sorry about that.

Matthew: No, I -- I just wanted to thank you. Thank you.

Mitch: Look, I don't want him taking out any of this on you. If I'm the one that's responsible for all of this, I'm sorry.

Matthew: No, I -- listen, I got to go.

Mitch: Matthew.

Michael: Yeah.

Jake: You just -- you just missed Marley. She just called.

Michael: Really? You know, I tried to take her to lunch, but she was too busy.

Jake: Yeah, she says the -- the new job is going great.

Michael: Yeah, that's what I hear.

Jake: Yeah. What can I do for you?

Michael: Well, actually, I just came by to see if Donna needed a ride home. She told me she was coming over here.

Jake: Ah, she -- she left a while ago.

Michael: Really?

Jake: Yeah. She invited us to dinner.

Michael: That's what it was, huh?

Jake: Mm-hmm. You look -- you look relieved.

Michael: Well, actually, I thought that she might give you a hard time about the test.

Jake: She didn’t.

Michael: Jake, you and Marley have a lot of time to work this out. You both have jobs you like. I think you should just take it easy for a while.

Jake: I just need time to think, Michael. Nobody seems to understand that.

Michael: Well, I know that, Jake. And I know that you'll come to the right decision.

Jake: I intend to.

Mary: Hi, guys.

Michael: Hi, Mary.

Jake: Look, I better get back to work. And that -- that dinner Donna invited us to is tonight, so I'll see you later, all right?

Michael: Good. See you there. Be on time. I think things are looking up between Jake and Marley.

Mary: I hope so.

Michael: I'm really glad to see you.

Mary: I'm certainly glad somebody is.

Michael: Aw. Mary, any word at all on the adoption?

Mary: Donna asked me the same thing earlier, so I made a couple of phone calls.

Michael: And?

Mary: Not a lot of progress.

Michael: I so much want to bring Donna some good news.

Mary: I know, but there are a lot of questions about Mikey’s real parents.

Michael: Real parents? Mary, what kind of questions?

Donna: I tell you, buying new clothes always makes me feel better.

Liz: And it makes our bank account feel better that you buy them here.

Donna: Wait, wait -- the salon's not in trouble, is it?

Liz: Oh, I was only joking.

Donna: Oh, good.

[Phone rings]

Donna: Oh, here. Let me put this over here.

Cass: I'll get it!

Donna: Oh!

Liz: Good evening, Nicole Love salon.

Nicole: Liz, is that you?

Liz: Nicole!

Donna: Oh --

Liz: Have you arrived in Paris already?

Cass: Let me talk to her.

Nicole: I just got in.

Liz: Oh, how is the Concorde? Fabulous, right? Oh, you wouldn't believe the article -- it was in this afternoon's paper --

Cass: Liz --

Liz: I'm sure the wire services will all pick it up.

Cass: Can I talk to her, please? Liz?

Donna: Oh, ask her when --

Liz: Oh, Donna is here. She just bought two lovely dresses.

Cass: Cass is here, too.

Liz: You know, the blue with the jacket and --

Cass: Liz, could I talk to her, please?

Donna: Let me talk to her.

Cass: No, don't give it to --

Donna: Hi! Oh, I'm so glad you –

Caroline: You got to wait your turn.

Cass: Yes, I -- it appears so.

Caroline: It was really nice of you to take me to Jason Frame. I'd really like to take you out to dinner to -- we can discuss renovations on my gallery in more detail.

Cass: Sure, if you want. Can you give me the phone, please?

Caroline: Oh, yes, I want. I want very much. Hmm.

Evan: These are terrific. I mean, this magazine wouldn't be the same without your photographs.

Mitch: I appreciate that.

Evan: Well, we are definitely going to divert more money to your department as soon as the next fiscal year begins.

[Phone rings]

Evan: Got to get that. Mr. Cory's office, Evan Bates speaking. Would you excuse me? Yes, I know it's after 7:00. I got stuck. Yes, I agree, we have to move fast. I have to go.

Mitch: Someone you know?

Evan: Yes, it was a broker from New York. Those guys -- they never let up.

Matthew: Thanks.

Josie: I wish I could do more than give you hot cocoa.

Matthew: You know, Mitch used to be so easy to talk to. I'm sorry.

Josie: Well, it's going to get better, I promise.

Matthew: I don't think so, Josie. All these secrets that are coming up?

Sharlene: Josie --

Josie: Yes, mom?

Sharlene: Did you check that laundry down in the basement?

Josie: Oh, I'm sorry. I completely forgot.

Sharlene: It's all right. Just -- I need to get that blouse up if you want me to press it for you in the morning.

Josie: Ok. I'll be right back, all right?

Matthew: Yeah.

Sharlene: I heard you talking about secrets?

Matthew: Yeah, that's all I think about nowadays.

Sharlene: You know, it's a funny thing about secrets. You put them out on the table and you look at them and you get used to them, they can't hurt you anymore.

Matthew: Even the real bad ones?

Sharlene: Well, you may wish they weren't so, but they can't run your life anymore, Matt.

Matthew: You seem like you've never had any secrets.

Sharlene: Oh, darling, I was the queen of secrets.

Matthew: Yeah, but not like Mitch’s.

Sharlene: When I was just a little bit older than you are now, I got a telegram in the mail that said that my husband -- who was the first boy I ever loved -- was coming home from Vietnam in a box.

Matthew: I'm sorry.

Sharlene: No, that's -- that's not the point of the story. The point is that my grief, Matthew, made me do a whole lot of things that I am not proud of. Now, whatever Mitch did -- whatever you have found out, maybe there's a reason for it.

Matthew: I don't know.

Sharlene: Matthew, parents aren't perfect. We all have secrets of some kind, but secrets don't mean that I am not a good mother to Josie, and that Mitch doesn't love you with all his heart.

Matthew: Yeah, well, if he had just told me -- if he had just told me long ago, before --

Sam: Jason Frame! You get down here!

Matthew: Is that Sam?

[Phone rings]

Sharlene: Matthew, you get the phone. I'll handle Sam.


Sam: Sharlene, it's got nothing to do with you! I want him!

Sharlene: This is my house, too, Sam, and I want to know what you want with my brother!

Sam: I'm going to make that guy pay for what he did to my wife!

Sharlene: Just calm --

Matthew: Sam!

Sam: What?

Matthew: That was just Amanda!

Sam: What about Amanda?

Matthew: She was crying! She knew you were coming over here! Now, go back to her!

Sam: You tell that pig for a brother that I'll be back.

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