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Another World Transcript Thursday 11/4/04

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Courtney: Whoa, it is cold outside. Oh, I'm sorry.

Lisa: No, it's ok.

Courtney: If you were making a call, I can just --

Lisa: No, no, no, no, it's all right. It was a dumb idea.

Courtney: Ok. "The police department's anti-drug program for the Bay City schools" -- is it worth it?

Lisa: That's a rhetorical question, of course.

Courtney: You finished this already?

Lisa: Yeah.

Courtney: Delaney only asked for this last week. Lisa, this is 43 pages long.

Lisa: Well, I had some free time.

Courtney: I guess so. You want some coffee?

Lisa: No, thanks. I've had four cups.

Courtney: What time did you get here?

Lisa: I don't know. 7:00.

Courtney: Are you crazy?

Lisa: Well, I wasn't sleeping, I -- hey, let me know what you think of that report.

Courtney: Lisa, you don't have to be this strong. I mean, everybody understands.

Lisa: I'm not being strong.

Courtney: Are you kidding? If I broke up with a man I was engaged to, I would take to my bed for a week.

Lisa: I bet you wouldn't call him up and beg him to come back.

Courtney: What?

Lisa: That's what I was about to do when you walked in.

Courtney: I can understand that.

Lisa: Oh, we don't have any chance. I mean, it's never going to work.

Courtney: Are you sure?

Josie: Is this it, mama?

Sharlene: That's it. 12 raspberries, 12 strawberries, 12 blueberries, 12 -- 12 peach plums.

Singer: Guess I'm just a lucky guy

Josie: You look tired, mama.

Sharlene: I hope I never see another jar of jelly as long as I live. If anybody even says "jellyroll," I'm going to bop them in the mouth.

Josie: I can't believe I'm hearing you say this.

Sharlene: Oh, Jos, I just -- sometimes I wonder if I've gotten myself in over my head.

Josie: You know what? Uncle Jason would tease you if he could hear you now.

Sharlene: I don't care if he teases me; I just want him to come home.

Josie: What's he doing, anyway?

Sharlene: I don't know -- some business thing or something. He won't say.

Josie: You miss him, don't you?

Sharlene: Yeah. Yeah, even though he's a pain in the neck, I miss him. I like having a man around the house.

[Knock on door]

Josie: I'll get it.

John: Hi.

Josie: Well, mama, if you play your cards right, you might just get what you want.

Singer: Softer than a lullaby

Michael: What did you call me?

Donna: Well, you heard what I said. I mean, Michael, for heaven's sakes, for once in your life, can't you just be a little -- a little nervous and compulsive like I am, just once?

Michael: Donna, come on.

Donna: What?

Michael: Look, nobody is going to take Mikey away from us. No one's going to step in and stop this.

Donna: I -- I don't care. I keep thinking about that dream -- you know, the woman and him calling her mommy --

Michael: Donna, it was only a dream, honey, ok? Don't worry about it. Nothing's going to go wrong.

Donna: Oh, I --

[Doorbell rings]

Donna: Oh! What's that?

Michael: Well, unless I miss my guess, that was the doorbell, and I think Bridget will probably get it.

Donna: Oh. Oh, right. Oh, I am so relieved Victoria sent her over to us today. You know, she really has a calming effect on me.

Michael: Well, I'm so glad. I'd hate to see you if she wasn't here.

Donna: I know. I know, but, Michael, I really can't help it. I still am so nervous about everything.

Michael: Donna, stop. Just relax, ok?

Donna: You're right, you're right. I'm sorry.

Michael: All right.

Bridget: Pardon me, excuse me, but Ms. McKinnon is here.

Donna: Mary! Mary, what's wrong?

Sharlene: John, you look --

Josie: "Nice," mama. The word is "nice."

Sharlene: I know that.

John: Do you know that guys have to actually wear these things on a day-to-day basis when they go to work? I mean, I'd have to shoot myself first. Well, that's a little better.

Sharlene: Would you like -- would you like some coffee or something to eat?

John: Yeah. Yeah, as a matter of fact, I would. Cup of coffee would be real, real nice. But I think I could probably handle it an awful lot better if I could get rid of these flowers.

Josie: Mama, I think he's saying they're for you.

John: Thanksgiving dinner that we had together -- well, it was one of the nicest I've had in a long, long time.

Sharlene: Well, we were glad you were here.

Josie: Why don't I put these in a vase?

Sharlene: Josie just -- she loves cut flowers. I'm always saying they're too expensive; it's a waste of money --

Josie: Mama.

John: It's ok. Next time I'll -- I'll try to think of something more personal.

Sharlene: Would you like some coffee? Can -- I'll get the coffee.

John: Yeah. Yeah, ok.

Josie: So, how come you're all dressed up, John?

John: My brother and Donna are adopting Mikey today.

Josie: Oh, he's such a little angel.

John: Yeah, isn't he, though?

Josie: Yeah.

John: Yeah, they're going to have a little party afterwards. I'm the godfather. And I was thinking that --

Sharlene: I hope they're happy. He is a beautiful little boy.

Josie: Mm-hmm.

John: Yeah. Yeah, he is.

Josie: Um -- I just remembered, I've got something to do, and I got to do it right now, upstairs. I'll see you later, John.

John: So long, Josie.

Sharlene: Would you like to sit down?

John: Sure. Thanks. Any word from Jason?

Sharlene: No, no, not a word. It's just like him, you know. He packs up and leaves town, doesn't tell me where he's going, when he's coming back.

John: Well, listen, if you and Josie need anything at all --

Sharlene: Oh, no, no, no. We're fine. I didn't mean that.

John: Ah. Well, sit down. Sit down and join me, would you?

Sharlene: Are you kidding? Did you see -- look at these dishes. I -- I was up all night. I was making preserves.

John: Oh. Well, I guess I came at a bad time.

Sharlene: No, no, no. I didn't -- I didn't mean that.

John: Well, I just -- you know, I wanted to bring you the flowers, anyway. That's --

Sharlene: The flowers are lovely.

John: Great, I'm glad you like them.

Sharlene: I do. What I said earlier -- I --

John: Ah, forget it. Well, see you.

Sharlene: Well, it's good to see you. Thank you.

Sharlene: "I think they're a waste of money. I have dishes to do." You are so stupid!

John: Do you want to go to this thing that Donna and Michael are giving tonight? The party? Would you want to do that?

Sharlene: Well, it's just that I was -- I was up all night. I was making the jelly.

John: Jelly?

Sharlene: Yeah, the jelly. It was -- I promised Felicia. It was for Tops. But thank you for asking.

John: Sure.

Sharlene: What is the matter with me?

Lisa: I can't do this. I can't call him!

Courtney: If you think you're going to get hurt again. Look, I think you're doing the right thing.

Lisa: Isn't it supposed to feel better if you're doing the right thing?

Courtney: I don't think it's ever going to feel good. I mean, for a while, anyway.

Lisa: I miss him. I just miss him.

Courtney: Listen, I don't know your Dr. Frame that well, but I hope he knows what he's lost.

Man: Ah, good morning.

Courtney: Ben. Have you got the death certificate for me yet?

Ben: Anyone ever tell you you're a nag?

Courtney: I can't close the case without it.

Ben: Well, I had to wait for the medical examiner. What do you want me to do, make up a cause of death?

Courtney: Thank you.

Ben: Oh, Lisa. Hi.

Lisa: Hi, Ben.

Courtney: You know this quack?

Lisa: I know everyone at the hospital.

Ben: I heard about you and Jamie. I'm sorry.

Lisa: Thanks. Me, too.

Ben: So, is that ok?

Courtney: Just what I need.

Ben: Well, we aim to please. Now, are we on for lunch?

Courtney: I was going to call you about that. Um --

Ben: You mean, I rush over here from risking lives to get you that certificate, and you're going to stand me up again? Look, we're supposed to be coordinating the violent crime and --

Zack: Courtney, are you ready?

Ben: Oh, now I get it. Hello, Zack.

Zack: Oh. Hi, Ben. Lisa.

Lisa: Hi, Zack.

Courtney: See, we have to go to the courthouse soon. One of Zack's clients is adopting a little boy today, and I am also involved in the case.

Ben: Ah.

Courtney: I forgot about it when you called.

Ben: I guess I have to understand, don't I?

Courtney: Mm-hmm. Thank you.

Ben: And I'm going to have to cancel those reservations at Tops.

Courtney: No, you donít. Lisa --

Lisa: Huh?

Courtney: Do you have any plans for lunch?

Ben: That is a great idea.

Lisa: Courtney, no. You don't have to do this, Ben.

Ben: Do what? Buy lunch for a beautiful lady?

Lisa: I'm not very good company.

Courtney: Well, neither is he. Listen, she has been doing nothing but hanging around this office.

Ben: Oh, Lisa, please give in. She's going to keep bugging you until you do.

Courtney: That is true.

Lisa: Ok, I'll go.

Ben: Great.

Courtney: Now, the reservations are at 1:00.

Lisa: I'll be there. Thanks. I'm going to go put this on Delaneyís desk.

Courtney: Ok.

Zack: You don't mind having this woman arrange your life?

Ben: Not as long as she fixes me up with Lisa Grady. You know, Jamie Frame is an idiot.

Courtney: Listen, you be sweet to her, you hear me?

Ben: Look, you've known me a long time. Have I ever been anything else? Hmm?

Courtney: True.

Ben: I'll see you guys around.

Zack: Yeah.

Courtney: Have a great time.

Zack: Do you know what the word "yenta" means?

Courtney: Of course I do. I got myself together with you, didn't I?

Zack: Let's go. Donna wants me at the courthouse early.

Courtney: I am all yours.

Lisa: Have fun.

Courtney: You, too.

Lisa: What?

Courtney: 1:00, don't forget.

Lisa: Oh, right.

Zack: By, Lisa.

Iris: And will you please let Ms. Jennings know that we're delighted, my father and I, that we've closed the deal. Oh, I'm sure the book will be a huge success for us. Yes. Uh-huh. Yes, I'll be in touch. Thank you. Well, come on in. Sit down.

Matt: No, I don't want to bother you, you know.

Iris: Hey, a handsome young man is never a bother to me. You looking for daddy?

Matt: Yeah. I have to make up my class schedule and --

Iris: And you want to talk to him?

Matt: Right. Well, he's a good listener, and, you know, he has a sort of way about him that -- it's hard to explain.

[Iris laughs]

Iris: Yeah, he helps you understand what you want to do rather than talk you into what he wants.

Matt: That's it. That's exactly it. The problem is I don't know what I want to do.

Iris: Well, you know, there's always a future for you at Cory Publishing.

Matt: Yeah, it's -- it's not that I don't want to end up here, but --

Iris: It's just that you're not sure yet.

Matt: Right. I just don't understand why they make you decide when you're 18 years old what you want to do for the rest of your life.

Iris: Oh, it's so stupid, isn't it?

Matt: Yeah.

Iris: Well, I think you're very wise that you've figured that out.

Matt: Well, thank you very much. No one's ever called me wise before.

Iris: No, I mean it. You've had a lot to grapple with lately. I think you've handled it very well.

Matt: Really?

Iris: Mm-hmm. You know, I knew from the minute I saw you -- I said to myself, "there's a great kid."

Rachel: Iris, I wasn't -- Matthew. What are you doing here?

Matt: I was looking for Mac, but he's not here.

Rachel: Will I do?

Matt: It wasn't important.

Rachel: I have a meeting with Iris, but if you need to talk to somebody --

Matt: No, I have to go home, actually. I have a paper due.

Rachel: Matthew --

Iris: Julie Ann, would you try and get Stuart Lombard --

Rachel: Listen, I really don't appreciate cajoling you into talking to me.

Matt: Talk? When we get together, you talk. You never listen to me.

Rachel: I am willing to listen to anything you have to say to me. But just don't shut me out.

Matt: Ok, I'll call you.

Iris: Well, could you ask him to get back to me as soon as possible? Thank you. You know, I know what you're feeling.

Rachel: I don't think so.

Iris: I know what it's like to have a war between you and your son and realize that you've probably built it yourself.

Rachel: Dennis?

Iris: There's no pain quite like it, is there?

Rachel: No, there isnít.

Donna: Mikey doesn't even know that this day is any different from the next one.

Mary: For him, it isnít. It's just a day he's at home, he's with his family.

Donna: Listen, I want to thank you so much for everything you've done.

Mary: Ah -- Nah.

Donna: Really.

[Doorbell rings]

Mary: For sure.

Donna: Oh -- uh -- I'm not going to let that bother me, and I'm not going to let it bother me that he's not ready yet and that I don't know who's at the door.

Michael: Victoria honey, look, I got to go. Your mother's going bats on us, ok? Bye.

Mary: Does not bother you.

Donna: I said it didn't!

Mary: It doesnít.

Michael: Your daughter said to chill out, ok?

Donna: Oh, please. I'm just fine, really.

Michael: Yes.

Donna: Oh, no! Look who it is!

Michael: Oh, who's that?

Donna: It's John Hudson!

Michael: Oh, look!

John: Where's that nephew of mine?

Michael: That -- that looks great!

John: Isn't that great?

Michael: Oh, my word!

John: I got a great deal on that. I got five more of them down in the truck.

Michael: Oh, I hope not.

Mary: Hey, John, you look terrific.

Donna: Yes, you certainly do look terrific. Maybe it's the fact that you have on a shirt and tie and you look like you're ready to go.

Michael: Ok, ok, I can take a hint. Because I got to go get ready for a party. And whose party is that? It's your party!

Mikey: My party.

Donna and Mary: Yes!

Michael: Michael Spencer Hudson.

Donna: Yes!

Mary: Yay!

Michael: Bye.

Sharlene: The chef is probably waiting on this stuff. Now, will you please take it over to him?

[Knock on door]

Sharlene: There's Mac. Hello, Mac. Come on in.

Mac: Thank you for seeing me, Sharlene. Hello, Josie.

Josie: Hi, Mr. Cory.

Mac: Nice to see you again.

Josie: Nice to see you, too. Bye, mama.

Sharlene: Thank you, honey.

[Door closes]

Sharlene: Well, would you like to sit down?

Mac: I'll only take a minute of your time.

Sharlene: It's all right, Mac.

Mac: I wanted to talk to you, and I didn't feel it was something I could talk about on the phone.

Sharlene: Well, it must be important.

Mac: I want to talk to you about Janice.

Iris: Oh, could I have a look at the invitation list before you go? I want to make sure we haven't missed anyone who's really loaded.

Rachel: I've been thinking about that, too, Iris. We don't need just rich people.

Iris: We are looking for donations.

Rachel: Of time and money. There are a lot of people who can contribute to this event who can't sit down and write a check.

Iris: Like who?

Rachel: Sharlene Frame.

Iris: What?

Rachel: This isn't just a tax write-off for wealthy people, Iris. Having people involved like Sharlene Frame would say that.

Iris: You want to put Sharlene Frame on the committee for the snowflake ball?

Rachel: I think she could offer a lot.

Iris: Ha. Yeah, she could hand out jellies as everybody walks in the door.

Rachel: Iris, this can't be a snob event.

Iris: Rachel --

Rachel: I'm your co-chairperson, and I intend to have some input in this.

Iris: All right, ok, if that's what you want. If you want Matthewís little girlfriend's mother to work on the committee -- isn't that what all this is about?

[Door opens]

Julie Ann: Mrs. Wheeler --

Iris: Julie Ann, I did ask not to be disturbed.

Julie Ann: But there's someone on the phone, and he insists on speaking to you.

Iris: Who is it, Stuart Lombard?

Julie Ann: No, but he says it's urgent.

Iris: Oh. Uh -- would you mind?

Rachel: Oh, no, of course not. I'll wait outside.

Iris: Thanks. Hello, Iris Wheeler. Jason, I knew it was you. I asked you not to call me here! Look, I told you I would contact you as soon as I convinced daddy about the contract. Jason? Jason, don't you -- don't you dare hang up on me.

[Door opens]

Rachel: I saw you were off the phone. That seemed like a very short phone call for something that was so urgent.

Iris: Uh -- yeah, well, I was anxious to resume our meeting.

Rachel: Oh. So am I.

Iris: You know, I've thought about what you said. Yeah, I think we should put Sharlene Frame on the committee.

Rachel: When did you decide that?

Iris: Just now.

Rachel: What do you want, Iris?

Iris: Not a thing.

Rachel: Come on.

Iris: Well, I know how concerned you are about Matthew, and I just want to help.

Rachel: How?

Iris: By making a suggestion.

Rachel: What kind of suggestion?

Iris: Well, I think you should show Matthew that you don't have anything against the Frames, and maybe help convince daddy to award the construction of the spa to Josieís uncle.

Rachel: Jason Frame? Are you out of your mind?

Iris: I have never been saner.

Rachel: I loathe Jason.

Iris: Look, if you were big enough to forgive him --

Rachel: I will never forgive Jason for what he's done to my family.

Iris: Well, appear to forgive him. I mean, surely the -- well, Matthew would have to learn something about forgiveness. I mean, if you put the company back on its feet again, think how happy and proud Josieís family would be. And it was all because of you.

Rachel: Why are you pushing so hard on this?

Iris: I just want to help you, Rachel.

Rachel: Mac would never agree to this.

Iris: Look, you could change his mind, Rachel. We both know how influential you are with daddy.

Rachel: I don't want to change his mind about Jason Frame.

Iris: Don't you? Even if it helps get your son back?

Mac: I know that you came to see Rachel last week.

Sharlene: I figured you did.

Mac: She was very upset by your visit.

Sharlene: Well, I haven't been feeling too dandy myself, Mac.

Mac: If you wanted to talk about Janice, I wish you had come to me.

Sharlene: Why? You didn't kill her.

Mac: Neither did Rachel.

Sharlene: But, Mac --

Mac: Janice was a very self-destructive woman in every sense of the word, Sharlene. She killed herself.

Sharlene: That is not true!

Mac: She came at Rachel with a butcher knife! When they fell in a struggle, it was Janice who was killed. Sharlene, she was a desperately tormented woman. You must know that.

Sharlene: There was a dark side to her, Mac. I know that even as a child she had it.

Mac: And I didn't know about that dark side when I married her. She was beautiful. She was intelligent. She knew how to make life exciting.

Sharlene: Oh, yeah, she could do that when she wanted to. Did you love her?

Mac: No, and I was honest about it. I never once told her I loved her. The marriage was her idea, but I did find her charming, fascinating. And I did everything in my power to make her happy.

Sharlene: So why did she do the things they say she did?

Mac: She was having an affair with Mitch. She was actively involved in a plan to kill me to get my estate. That's why Rachel acted, Sharlene. She acted to save my life and then to save her own life.

Sharlene: I wish I had been there. I would have seen it coming. I could have helped her.

Mac: Well, it's not going to help anything now for you to blame yourself or for you to blame Rachel. Sharlene, I like to think that you trust me.

Sharlene: You know I do.

Mac: I'm asking you to believe that Rachel deserves your trust, too. I'm asking you to help me end this animosity between the Cory's and the Frames.

Sharlene: That is a pretty tall order, Mac.

Mac: But we have to try. We've got to try for your sake, for Josieís sake, as well as for our sake, and for Matthew.

Sharlene: And what about Jason?

Mac: Well, Jason --

Sharlene: Asking for forgiveness is one thing, but giving it is quite another. Right?

[Phone rings]

Sharlene: Excuse me. Hello?

Rachel: Sharlene, this is Rachel.

Sharlene: Rachel.

Rachel: I was wondering if I could come out tomorrow and talk to you. I have something that I think might interest you.

Sharlene: Oh, you do? Fine. Tomorrow is fine, any time. Mm-hmm.

Mac: I didn't plan that.

Sharlene: I know.

Mac: Thank you for agreeing to see her. Sharlene, I know what you're going through.

Sharlene: Maybe you do, Mac.

Mac: I just hope that all of us can find some way to put the past behind us for good.

Michael: I really don't believe that this guy is late!

John: Mike, just take it easy, take it easy. He'll be here. Judges are like that.

Donna: Mikey, listen, I want to tell you what's going to happen today. There's going to be a judge come in here, and they're going to sit right over there, and we're going to do a lot of talking. And then they're going to take some magic papers and tap you on the shoulder. And then you're going to be our little boy forever and ever and ever and always, ok?

Michael: I just don't get it, though. I mean, here we -- we take all this time, we show up, and now we have to be patient again?

Courtney: Michael, I'm sorry. Court cases usually get backed up.

Michael: Well, I don't really care, to tell you the truth. This just anger me. This is very important to us. I mean --

Donna: I -- I don't believe this.

Michael: What?

Donna: Michael Hudson has lost his cool.

John: Maybe I should call the TV station. They'll send a crew over.

Donna: Good idea!

Michael: Guys, not funny. Not funny. You know, I don't care that this person wears a black robe. I am going to give him a piece of my mind.

Woman: Sorry about the delay.

Michael: I don't care about a delay. Where's the judge?

Woman: I'm Carol Silverstein. Mr. Hudson? And I do apologize. I got a flat tire on the expressway.

Michael: You're the judge?

Carol: Well, that's what it says on my paychecks. Shall we begin?

Michael: Yeah, sure. This is my attorney, Zack Edwards.

Carol: Ah, Mr. Edwards.

Zack: Your honor.

Courtney: Yes, and I'm Courtney Walker. I'm with the police department.

Carol: How do you do.

Courtney: These are for you.

Carol: Mm-hmm.

Michael: This is my brother, John Hudson.

Carol: Yes.

John: Hi.

Michael: This is my wife, Donna.

Carol: How do you do.

Donna: Hello.

Michael: And this is -- this is our son.

Carol: Hello.

Donna: Say hello.

Mikey: Hello.

Ben: Thank you for coming. I was really looking forward to a -- well, a civilized meal in the outside world.

Lisa: Oh, I know. You first-year residents have such a hard time. Jamie's always -- I mean, he was always -- oh, boy.

Ben: It's -- it's ok to talk about him.

Lisa: I'm sorry, I shouldn't have come. I --

Ben: Why?

Lisa: I'm not very good at putting on a happy face, you know.

Ben: Please, don't feel like you have to do that for me.

Lisa: You're very nice.

Ben: Well, you're very pretty. And I thought only girls with glasses and buns in their hair read Jane Austen.

Lisa: How did you know?

Ben: I saw you at a party once. Jamie was off talking doctor talk with some interns, and -- and you were sitting in a corner reading "Mansfield Park."

Lisa: Oh.

Ben: I -- people were talking, loud music -- you didn't even notice.

Lisa: You want to hear something weird?

Ben: Sure.

Lisa: I always read Jane Austen in the autumn. And in the summer, I read Fitzgerald.

Ben: Mm-hmm.

Lisa: I don't know why.

Ben: Boy, that is weird. And that was worth waiting for.

Matt: Hello.

Mac: Oh, Matthew. Great, you got my message.

Matt: Yeah. This is set for three.

Mac: Yes.

Matt: Is mom coming?

Mac: I hoped she would, so I made the reservation for three.

Matt: Mac.

Mac: She decided not to come, Matthew. She felt it wouldn't be fair to you. Please, come on, sit down.

Mac: You don't smile much anymore, Matthew.

Matt: I guess not.

Mac: Is there anything I can do to help this situation?

Josie: So then I went into the kitchen, and the chef -- he just started praising your jellies. I mean, he says he uses them in everything -- in pies, in sweet rolls, sauces -- everything.

Sharlene: That's good.

Josie: He says you're a real genius.

Sharlene: Hmm. Well, I think I'm going to go upstairs and I'm going to lay down for a while.

Josie: What did Mr. Cory want?

Sharlene: He wanted me to think about something.

Josie: And what are you going to do?

Sharlene: I'm going to think about it.

Josie: Mama, I know something's bothering you! I mean, is that why you couldn't -- wouldn't talk to John?

Sharlene: Oh, Josie, it's not that I didn't want to talk to John.

Josie: Mama, I'm sorry.

Sharlene: It's just, you know what? He walked in this door, and he was all dressed up, and he had the flowers! And then I couldn't think of what to say, and then -- and so I said all the wrong things!

Josie: He likes you, mama.

Sharlene: Oh, no, no -- I don't know.

Josie: Yes, you do. He's not going to keep coming around unless you do something.

Sharlene: What are you trying to do? You trying to pawn me off on John Hudson?

Josie: Mama, I love you. But it's kind of hard being the only thing in your life.

Sharlene: That makes sense.

Josie: I want you to be happy, too, you know. Come on. Go for it.

Sharlene: I don't know how anymore. I just -- I feel so silly. I --

Josie: Oh, but, mama, that's how I felt when I first met Matthew. Oh -- I felt like I was always doing or saying the wrong things. But, you know, I liked him so much. And then I found out he liked me, too.

Sharlene: I know.

Josie: Now everything's -- I don't know -- it's easier. When I'm with Matthew, I -- I feel like I'm --

Sharlene: You're with your best friend.

Josie: Yeah. How did you know?

Sharlene: Because that's how I feel when I'm with John -- when I don't feel like I have to push or anything, you know. Oh.

Josie: John's really sweet.

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

Josie: He's not too bad to look at, either.

Sharlene: And you think that maybe he would be interested in somebody like me?

Josie: Yes! You are so beautiful! Come on, you are. You just -- I don't know -- need to fix yourself up a little bit.

Sharlene: Oh.

Josie: Mama -- mama, I have a brilliant idea. I'm brilliant. I have a great idea.

Sharlene: What?

Josie: I'll go over to Ashleyís tonight, and you could make John a nice romantic dinner for two. I'll help you. I'll help you get ready!

Sharlene: No, wait a minute! Wait, a romantic dinner for two? Where did that come from, Jos?

Josie: Come on, mama.

Sharlene: I'm -- no, I couldn't do a romantic dinner for two. I'm not ready.

Josie: Well, what, then?

Sharlene: John asked me to go to a party with him tonight.

Josie: Well, what did you say?

Sharlene: I said no.

Josie: Oh, mama!

Sharlene: But, listen, if I can call him and tell him I can make it, would you help me get ready?

Josie: Yes! Yes, I'll do anything! Call him! Call him.

Sharlene: All right.

Carol: Has there been a diligent search for the natural parents?

Courtney: Yes, your honor. My department is satisfied that his parents are no longer living, and there are no close relatives.

Carol: Mm-hmm. And Mikey was placed with Mr. And Mrs. Hudson by the child welfare board, hmm?

Zack: That's right, your honor. The board approved their fitness as adoptive parents.

Carol: Well, everything seems to be in order. I'll just initial the final judgment for adoption.

Michael: Thank you.

Donna: Oh, yes, yes, thank you so much!

Zack: Your honor, I advised my clients that they won't have to return to court.

Carol: Oh, that's right. Mr. Edwards can finalize the adoption in about 30 days. Oh, and then after that, in six weeks, you'll receive a new birth certificate declaring you to be Mikey's legal parents. Well, hello.

Mikey: Hi.

Carol: Well, what can I do for you?

Donna: Um -- judge Silverstein, I kind of told him a story that you would take the magic papers and tap him on the shoulder, and then he would be our little boy.

Carol: Well, it's kind of a strange law, but I'm sure we all want to do this by the books.

Mikey: Yeah.


Carol: Mm-hmm. No, I'll do this myself. Wait.

Donna: One -- oh --

Carol: There you go.

Donna: Oh, you're going to bring those to mommy? Oh, thank you, thank you! Oh, we did it! We did it! I'm going to kiss these. Did you kiss those papers?

Lisa: Well, this has been really nice. I want to thank you.

Ben: Wouldn't you care for a cappuccino or anything?

Lisa: Well, I really have to get back to work.

Ben: That -- that isn't it, is it? I mean, not really.

Lisa: No.

Ben: I do wish I could do something to help you feel better.

Lisa: I'm sorry. I -- I know it's your only afternoon off, and I --

Ben: No, no, I am not complaining.

Lisa: Jamie and I were together for a long time. I think I'm a little -- a little rusty on my dating techniques.

Ben: Well, if I can do anything to help out -- if you want to talk -- I'll keep in touch.

Lisa: I really have to go. Thank you.

Ben: Uh -- sure.

Lisa: Matthew.

Matt: Lisa, hi.

Lisa: How are you?

Matt: Fine. Are you ok?

Lisa: People keep asking me that.

Matt: Oh, I'm sorry.

Lisa: No, people keep saying that, too. I'm fine, really. I'm --

Matt: Listen, Macís over here if you want to --

Lisa: Oh --

Matt: Come over and join us.

Lisa: No, I really have to run, so -- well, just tell him I said hello and I'm sorry.

Matt: Yeah.

Lisa: See you.

Matt: Bye.

Matt: Lisa's a wreck. I still don't know why Jamie broke up with her.

Mac: Sorry I missed speaking to her. This is a very difficult time for them.

Matt: I can't believe he got Vicky Hudson pregnant. The guy's a doctor, for crying out loud. He should know about that.

Mac: Matthew, it's a lot easier to make judgments on a situation when you're not involved in it.

Matt: Right now you're talking about mom and me.

Mac: She's really hurting, Matthew.

Matt: Don't you think I know that?

Mac: She could do with just a little understanding.

Matt: She killed somebody!

Mac: She was trying to save my life, Matthew, and then her own. If she hadn't done what she did, she would have been killed. I wouldn't be here, she wouldn't be here, and neither would you, as far as that goes.

Matt: Ok. I don't know what it's like to be in that situation.

Mac: No, you donít. And I hope you never do. Anyway, I know why you're unhappy.

Matt: Yeah?

Mac: Because you are as upset inside as Rachel is. You want this situation resolved just as much as she does.

Matt: Maybe.

Mac: And it isn't helping anything, Matthew, for you to just stay away from your mother.

Matt: Ok. I guess it isnít.

Mac: Then could I expect you to come by the house just a little more often?

Matt: Iris was right.

Mac: What did she say?

Matt: No, no, no -- never mind. Ok, about coming over -- I'll do my best.

Mac: That's great. Your best has always been plenty good enough for me.

Iris: As soon as I ok the list, I'll turn them over to you, and then Rachel will see that you get the invitations from the printer.

Julie Ann: And should I go ahead and mail them out?

Iris: Mm-hmm. Oh, hold Michael Hudsonís. I'll -- I'll deliver that personally to him and his wife.

Julie Ann: Ok. Anything else?

Iris: Oh, yeah -- are the galleys in from the Bainbridge book yet?

Julie Ann: Yes, they've come in.

Iris: Great. Can you get them to me as soon as possible? Because I really have to read them by tomorrow.

Julie Ann: Will do.

Iris: Jason? Don't you ever hang up on me again? Look, I told you I would get your contract, and I will. No, I don't want to tell you -- look, daddy will change his mind. Don't call me here again.

[Door opens]

Mac: Hello, dear. Sorry to abandon you here all day.

Iris: That's all right. We got a great deal done.

Mac: Hmm. Did you have your meeting with Rachel?

Iris: Yes, it went wonderfully.

Mac: Did it?

Iris: Yes.

Mac: I'm so glad.

Iris: What Rachel and I accomplished together exceeded even my wildest dreams.

Mary: Thank you. Ah, we're having ice cream, cake, and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

Michael: Yeah, well, I thought we'd serve all of Mikey's favorite foods.

Donna: Well, you don't have to worry. Once he goes to bed, we'll have grown-up food.

Mary: I'm not complaining.

Donna: Oh, I still can't believe he's ours.

Michael: Mary, thank you.

Mary: Would you stop thanking me?

Michael: All right.

Mary: Just go play with your son.

Donna: I have to tell you, he's already had three bowls of ice cream. I don't think he even knows we exist.

Mary: He knows. Believe me, he knows.

Donna: Mm-hmm, all right. Are they kissing? Huh?

Michael: All right, Mr. Fireman! Mr. Firedog! Woof, woof!

Donna: You like your little dino, huh? Yeah, he's cute, yes.

Zack: You ever thought about having kids?

Courtney: Always seemed like too much responsibility.

Zack: Yeah, I know what you mean.

Courtney: But when I saw Mikey put his little arms around Donnaís neck -- maybe I was wrong.

Zack: Yeah, I know what you mean.

Michael: I'll be back in a minute.

Singer: Monkeys and rabbits loop the loop

Michael: I just wanted to thank you for coming today.

John: Wouldn't be anywhere else.

Michael: Look, I know that -- I know that I could be accused of thinking I know what's best for other people sometimes.

John: Yeah, well, you're just kind of that way.

Michael: Well, I just hope that someday you find a woman who really loves you. And I hope that you have a child, one that you deserve, one just like you.

Donna: Oh, oh, oh!

Michael: Uh-oh, uh-oh. Well, our hope for Americaís future just dumped his ice cream in an antique crystal vase. Excuse me.

Bridget: It's all right.

Donna: Yeah.

Bridget: It's fine.

Donna: Look, look, look, look at the firedog.

Singer: Animal crackers in my soup monkeys and rabbits loop the loop gosh, oh, gee, but I had fun swallowing animals one by one in every bowl of soup I see

[Phone rings]

Sharlene: I'm coming, I'm coming! I got it. I got it. Hello? Hello --

Josie: Mama, how come you're not getting ready?

Sharlene: I'm not going.

Josie: Why not?

Sharlene: I didn't know where to reach John.

Josie: Oh, mama.

Sharlene: Josie, don't go getting me all stirred up again, please?

[Phone rings]

John: I'll get it, Mike. Michael Hudson residence.

Lisa: Hello, I'm trying to get in touch with Courtney Walker.

John: Lisa?

Lisa: John?

John: Hi.

Lisa: Hi. How's the party going?

John: It's great, just great.

Lisa: Well, I don't really need to bother Courtney. If you could just tell her that I'm leaving the office, and I'll put the information she wanted on her desk.

John: All right, I'll give her the message.

Lisa: Thanks, John.

John: Wait a minute, Lisa.

Lisa: Yeah?

John: Would you like to go out to dinner with me tonight?

Lisa: Oh, I'm sort of --

John: I wouldn't press ordinarily, but it's been a rougher day than I expected. I could sure use somebody to talk to.

Lisa: You know what? I was just thinking exactly the same thing.

John: Great. Where would you like to go?

Sharlene: This one always makes me cry. What doesn't?

Singer: I could use a rainbow right about now a minor miracle I would not turn down the human conditions gotten way out of hand

Matt: Josie, hi.

Josie: Oh, Matthew. If I didn't have you, I don't know what I'd do.

Iris' voice: You could change his mind, Rachel. We both know how influential you are with daddy.

Rachel's voice: I don't want to change his mind about Jason Frame.

Iris' voice: Don't you? Even if it helps to get your son back?

Rachel: Would it, Matthew? Would it?

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