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Another World Transcript Friday 11/12/04
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Amanda: So what do you think? Is Alli having a wonderful time at the grocery store with Mrs. Martin?
Sam: Mm-hmm. I'm sure it's a rich -- oh -- and stimulating experience for her.
Amanda: We certainly had our share of rich and stimulating experience here. At least I did. Ahem.
Sam: I'm sorry, I'm sorry.
Amanda: It's ok. I had your full attention when it Mattered.
Sam: Oh, oh, I love you.
Amanda: Would you stop worrying? Your show is going to be a success.
Sam: Oh, I hope so. Ooh, I brought you something.
Sam: Yeah. It has to do with the show, but it has more to do with you.
Amanda: It's a mink coat for the opening.
Sam: Right. No. It's this.
Amanda: Sam, the brochure for your show. Oh.
Sam: Read the back, would you? Read the back -- read the back.
Amanda: "This show is lovingly dedicated to my wife, Amanda, and daughter, Alexandra."
Sam: So what do you think? Is it too sappy? Should I have left out the "lovingly"? What do you think?
Amanda: I think that Mrs. Martin has an awful lot of groceries to buy.
Sam: Oh, you like it?
Amanda: I like it.
Sam: Great. Come here.
Sam and Amanda: Oh.
Sam: Don't move, don't move.
Amanda: I'm not going anywhere.
Sam: Stay right there. All right, come here, phone. Come here. Hello.
Sam: Caroline, hi.
Caroline: Yeah, you've got to come down to the gallery right away.
Sam: Caroline, I can't do that right now.
Caroline: Oh, yes, you can, love, if you are at all concerned about your future.
Iris: All right. While daddy's away, I'll arrange for you to spend more time with Amanda.
Evan: That's fine by me.
Iris: Thank you for your cooperation.
Evan: Well, like I said, we -- I think we make a great team.
Iris: Hmm. So far.
Mac: Oh. Am I interrupting?
Iris: Of course not.
Evan: No. Hi.
Mac: At least you'll have the office to yourself while I'm gone.
Iris: Oh, don't say that. I'll be lonely without you.
Mac: Well, you won't be so crowded.
Iris: Anyway, that was my fault. I should have supervised the decorator more closely. I mean, leather green walls and --
Mac: It was rather reminiscent of a men's club or something.
Iris: Well, that will be all straightened out by the time you come back, won't it, Evan?
Evan: Right. Now, Mac, I just got a hold of the most recent publication figures. Now, "Brava" sold really well in Houston --
Evan: I mean, way up from last week. Now, I think a personal appearance by you could solidify your position there.
Mac: Well, that's what this trip is for. I'll speak to Julie Ann about working Houston in on my schedule.
Iris: So you're going to visit most of the major markets?
Mac: Yes. I want them to know that Cory Publishing and "Brava" are firmly on their feet again.
Iris: Don't you worry about a thing. While you're gone, Evan and I will handle everything.
Mac: Isn't Amanda’s article due in this week?
Iris: I think so.
Mac: Would you fax a copy of that to me wherever I am in the country?
Mac: The Michael Hudson profile is a major piece. I want to make sure it's Amanda’s best work.
Iris: Oh, don't worry. I'll -- I'll take care of it. I intend to work very closely with Amanda.
Evan: Is Mrs. Cory going with you, sir?
Mac: No. I only wish she were.
Iris: Oh, I'm sorry, daddy. Rachel is far too valuable to the snowflake ball for her to go gallivanting around the countryside with you.
Mac: Darling, I'm so glad that you and Rachel are getting along better when you're working.
Iris: We are, and the snowflake ball is going to be just fabulous.
Iris: In fact, that's why I've decided that we should take that moment to announce the fact --
Iris: You know what? You could mention that in your meetings.
Evan: The series.
Mac: What series?
Iris: On Felicia Gallant, five issues, from rags to riches, the whole life story.
Iris: Well, if Felicia won't do her memoirs, we'll do them for her.
Mitch: I didn't realize how much this thing with Matthew had been getting to me. I haven't slept this good in weeks. You should hear Rachel. She sounds like a different person.
Felicia: That's wonderful, honey.
Mitch: What time is your interview with Sam?
Mitch: At the art gallery? You're interviewing Sam for your show?
Felicia: Oh, right. Yes, I am.
Mitch: Aren't you going to get moving? I mean, I do want my brother to look good? Have you seen my keys?
Felicia: Yeah. I think they're on the nightstand. He's right. I should get moving. Noah. "Return to sender," "return to sender." Well, when you made up your mind to something, you never changed it. And that's always the way you were.
Felicia: "To Fannie, on your first day of Sunday school."
Felicia: "Honor your father and your mother so that you may live long in the land the lord of your God is giving you."
Felicia: "Honor your father."
Sam: As soon as I'm dressed, I got to get going!
Amanda: Oh, do you have time for breakfast?
Sam: No. I got to get down to the gallery. I hope nothing went wrong.
Amanda: Why wouldn't Caroline tell you anything on the phone?
Sam: I don't know. Whatever it is, she'll handle it, though. She seems to be on top of things.
Amanda: Yeah. I wish I was.
Sam: What do you mean?
Amanda: Oh, I don't know. It's just there's times when I don't think I'm going anywhere.
Sam: Oh, come on, Amanda. You're taking care of a beautiful baby. You're definitely taking care of me.
Amanda: And there is my so-called career. Have you read this yet?
Sam: No, I haven’t. Look, I haven't had a chance. I promise, as soon as I get home today, I'll read it.
Amanda: I think it's pretty good. I just hope dad likes it.
Sam: Are you feeling some sibling rivalry?
Amanda: You mean with Iris?
Sam: Well, yeah. I mean, come on, she moved in on your dad awful quick.
Amanda: No. No, actually, she's been pretty nice to me. She's not a problem. And she understands me better than -- do you need the car?
Sam: No. I can take the bus. Why?
Amanda: I just want to get down and catch dad before he leaves for his trip. I want to show him this so he can read it.
Sam: Amanda -- hey, Amanda?
Sam: Your dad is real conservative. I know how you feel. It's not judgment; it doesn't mean he doesn't think you have talent.
Sam: I'm sorry I didn't get a chance to read your article.
Amanda: That's ok.
Sam: Well, look, when this gallery opening is finished, we'll have time to make up with each other, ok?
Amanda: It's a date.
Sam: All right.
Amanda: I love you.
Sam: I love you, too. Come on, keep going.
Mac: You are doing a five-part series on Felicia’s life?
Evan: If you'll excuse me, I'll tell Julie Ann about your scheduled stop in Houston, Mac.
Mac: Thank you. I wish you wouldn't spring things like this on me, Iris.
Iris: Oh, daddy, I'm so sorry. It's just that I thought you'd think it was a wonderful idea. I mean, Felicia is so popular, and all those fans will just devour every detail of her life.
Mac: Felicia was adamant about not doing her memoirs.
Iris: Well, now she doesn't have to.
Mac: Iris, you are not to make any announcement until you have Felicia’s written approval.
Rachel: Approval for what?
Iris: Oh, just an article I'm doing. Hi, Rachel. It's nice to see you. How are the preparations for the ball going?
Rachel: Just fine. What kind of an article on Felicia?
Mac: A five-part series on her life.
Mac: That's exactly what I said.
Rachel: Yes, but you already asked her if you could do her memoirs. She turned you down flat.
Mac: I know, and I will not invade her privacy to sell a few more copies of "Brava," Iris.
Iris: Well, sometimes it's not privacy invaded. It's privacy surrendered. She just needs to be wooed a little bit.
Rachel: Well, if you think that way about Felicia, you don't know her very well.
Iris: Rachel, what I meant was that I'm sure we can explain to Felicia how much we care about her and that we won't possibly publish a word unless we have her expressed permission.
Rachel: But what if she doesn't give her permission?
Mac: Well, Iris will just have to come up with something else for "Brava."
Iris: And I will, seeing I'm in charge of the office while you're away.
Mac: Iris, I really hope that you and Rachel will continue working well together.
Iris: Don't worry, daddy. We won't scratch each other's eyes out, will we, Rachel?
Rachel: No, we love you too much to do that. Darling, I have to go over to Sharlene's --
Rachel: So this is the last I'll see you before you leave.
Mac: I'll miss you so much, Rachel.
Rachel: You hurry back, ok?
Rachel: Do you have your ticket?
Mac: Yes, I'm sure Julie Ann put it in. I mean, I never remember --
Rachel: Oh, also, I put some stuff in your case, ok?
Sharlene: Josie! Don't pin that so short! I'm not some teenager.
Josie: Mama, you got great legs. You ought to show them off once in a while.
Sharlene: Did you do this to my daughter? Did you turn her into a brazen hussy?
Matt: Don't talk to me. I'm memorizing the bones of a fetal pig skeleton.
Josie: Oh, yuck!
Sharlene: Why do you say "yuck"? You live on a farm.
Josie: Not a pig farm.
Jason: Morning, everybody.
Sharlene: Well, good morning.
Josie: Morning, Jason.
Sharlene: What do you want for breakfast?
Jason: You know, I don't have time. Give me a hand --
Jason: Tell me what you think.
Sharlene: You're all dressed up.
Jason: Well, the building inspector's coming by the gallery and John's nowhere to be found, so --
Josie: Maybe mama knows where he is.
Sharlene: As a Matter of fact, I don’t.
Jason: I will take care of it. Because then I got a meeting with Mac.
Sharlene: Oh, about the spa thing.
Jason: Well, I don't know why else he'd want to talk to me. Tie? Like that?
Sharlene: Tie is good. Ok, now, listen, you be nice to Mac. He and Rachel are meeting you halfway on this. Josie, why don't you take Matthew into the parlor so you can help him finish studying?
Josie: You just don't want me to hem that dress.
Sharlene: Josie, I am going to a movie with John. This is not some nightclub he's taking me to. Now, please, just leave me alone.
Jason: Yeah, just don't even think about it. I'm not.
Josie: Why? Don't you want mama to go out with John?
Matt: Come, come, come, come on, Josie.
Josie: No, wait a minute, wait a minute.
Matt: You can help me with my bio.
Josie: But John's your partner.
Matt: Let's go.
Josie: Ok --
Josie: But I am not looking at pictures of fetal pigs. I refuse. I'm sorry.
Sharlene: I want you to try with Mac today.
Jason: I'm going to try. I'm going to try really hard. I give you my word. I'll even eat crow if I have to.
Sharlene: Mac is not like that, and quit making cracks about me and John.
Jason: I'm serious, Sharlie. Now, it's one thing to have business with the guy, that's fine, but then to have him doing something with your sister, that is another thing. I don't --
Sharlene: Jason, I am not some kid. I know John, and I am very glad we're getting closer.
Jason: Sharlie, do you have any idea how long it's been since you've been with a guy?
Jason: John hasn't been with a woman -- well, Chris -- it -- look, I don't want either one of you to rush into anything, ok? Please.
Mac: I like it.
Amanda: Yeah, I really think I learned a lot on the Michael Hudson piece. I'm hoping that my next article can be something a little less featury, maybe an investigative report or a political profile?
Mac: Amanda, please, take it easy, will you? The big assignments are going to come, darling.
Amanda: What I'm saying is I think they should come now.
Mac: You're new at this.
Amanda: I'm good at this.
Mac: Amanda, you do not have the technical facility that a college degree would have given you. You are new, training on this job.
Amanda: Why are you doing this?
Mac: Doing what?
Amanda: Holding me back?
Mac: That's not my aim, Amanda.
Amanda: Daddy, you've read the article. It's good.
Mac: Amanda, I reluctantly agreed to let you forgo a college education so that you could train here. Now, that was because I believed that you would get a good working education here.
Amanda: Are you being tough on me because I'm your daughter?
Mac: If I'm being tough on you it's because I'm the boss here, and that is my decision, Amanda. Now you're angry at me.
Amanda: I can write just as well as Kelly Bryant.
Mac: What does she have to do with anything?
Amanda: You sent her to Washington to cover the committee hearings. I don't even know if I have another assignment coming up.
Iris: Of course you have another assignment.
Mac: Iris, maybe you can explain to Amanda why I'm being cautious about her career.
Iris: Why are you being cautious?
Mac: Because I don't want too many demands made on her so she can't do things well right now.
Amanda: That isn't fair. If I wasn't your daughter, you wouldn't know anything at all about my private life. You'd have to judge me on my work alone.
Iris: Amanda, I have to agree with daddy. At this point, it would be a disservice to overload you with work, as much as we'd like to.
Amanda: I think I should be the judge of how much I can handle.
Mac: Now, wait a minute. I don't want to get ganged up on here.
Iris: Daddy, Amanda is extremely talented, and I think we should give her the chance.
Amanda: Thank you.
Iris: Besides, knowing Amanda as I do, I think that if we don't use her another magazine will.
Mac: Ok, ok, hold on. I know when my arm has been twisted enough, right.
Iris: Oh, we wouldn't dream of doing that, would we, Amanda?
Amanda: No, not to daddy.
Mac: But don't think the two of you are going to overpower me on everything. No. Come on, now, I mean that.
Felicia: Ok. Oh, Eddie, listen, why don't we mike me now and we can lay down an intro before Sam shows up, all right?
Woman: He's here.
Felicia: Ok, let's do the opening later, all right? Sam? What do you think? You think Picasso started this way?
Sam: What the hell is going on in here?
Felicia: Let's stop tape, boys.
Sam: Caroline, I thought you said you were serious.
Caroline: I am.
Sam: Great. So you took a photo of me for that monstrosity, and now who the hell are all these people?
Caroline: They're mainly art students, and they came here because they were curious and they liked what they saw.
Sam: They don't know --
Caroline: I didn't know they were going to all turn up today.
Sam: Well, fine. Then they can stay here if they want to, because I'm leaving.
Felicia: Sam --
Sam: I cannot believe -- you were in on this, too. You're family.
Felicia: What do you mean, "in on this"? I thought you said he approved this interview.
Caroline: You wouldn't have if I'd asked you in advance.
Sam: Oh, lady, when you're right, you're oh so right.
Caroline: Now, just a minute. Can I have a word to you? Look, I'm sorry I didn't clear it with Felicia, but since she's part of your family --
Sam: No. I told you that before, Caroline -- I don't want any help from my family or Amanda’s. Got it?
Caroline: I'm sorry. But I believe in you, and in a year's time, you're not going to need to do anything that you don't want to do, but right now you need a hard sell.
Sam: Caroline, I just hate this stuff. It makes me feel like a fool.
Caroline: Did a fool do those paintings? After the interview, I need you to stick around to help set up the paintings.
Sam: "After the interview" -- boy, you slipped that in real nice, didn't you?
Caroline: Listen, I've done my job. You know, why don't you just let me do it, ok? Sign a few autographs. Just talk to Felicia.
Sam: "Autographs" -- these people really came to see me?
Caroline: Yes, they really did. Felicia --
Caroline: He's finally consented to do an interview after all.
Felicia: Have you? That's wonderful. All right, listen, could I talk to you first, please?
Caroline: Yeah, of course.
Felicia: Excuse me.
Felicia: If you ever tell me that someone has consented to do an interview with me when they really haven't, I'm going to make you very sorry.
Caroline: I already am sorry.
Felicia: You should be. Guys, come on, let's go. Sam -- excuse me.
Sam: Excuse me.
Felicia: Can I borrow him for a minute? You're sure you want to do this?
Sam: Why not?
Felicia: That's a boy. Ok. Fellows, come in. Get in your places.
Sam: Do you want this on or --
Felicia: Oh, no, no, that's fine.
Felicia: All right. You stand right here. You're going to be wonderful. Don't be nervous. All right.
Felicia: All right. You guys ready? All right, let's roll some tape.
Caroline: So where's John? I'm expecting the building inspector any minute.
Jason: I have looked everywhere for the guy. You know, I think he'd be at Ogden’s getting supplies.
Caroline: Well, somebody's going to be here, because I don't know anything about construction.
Jason: You're right. I am sorry. This should have been John's top a-one number one priority. As soon as I find him, I'll tell him that.
Caroline: Just find him.
Felicia: Did you know exactly when you decided to be an artist, what age?
Sam: Yeah, when I was a kid. When I was young, I figured out that I could say things better with paint and crayons than I could any other way.
Caroline: All right. The deal is $20 apiece. Now, this means that you hang around after the interview and ask some insightful questions, ok?
Woman: Sure. I would have it for nothing. He's so gorgeous.
Caroline: Yeah, he certainly is.
Matt: Listen, thanks for helping me with my bio stuff. I know it's kind of boring.
Josie: Oh, I don't mind. Besides, I want you to ace that test.
Matt: Yeah. I just can't wait till all the tests are over and we can spend some more time together.
Josie: Oh, me, too.
Matt: Listen, I have to take a dinner break tonight. Why don't I come over and we can go out?
Josie: Oh, no. I think I should stay home tonight.
Josie: Well, it's my mom's big date, and she hasn't asked me yet --
Josie: But I think she wants me to help her get ready.
Matt: Hmm. Well, you are a very nice person.
Josie: Yeah. Well, I just want her to be as happy as I am.
Matt: Well, John's a good guy.
Josie: Just like you.
Matt: You know, since I've made up with my mother --
Matt: Well, there's certain things that she asks me to do that I feel I ought to do.
Josie: Well, sure.
Matt: Yeah, and she's asked me to go to the snowflake ball.
Josie: She has?
Matt: Yeah, and I think it's kind of dumb, actually, but --
Josie: Oh, I think it sounds wonderful.
Matt: Well, that's good, because I wanted to ask you to go with me.
Josie: Oh, Matthew, you mean it, really?
Josie: Oh, I'd love to go!
[Knock on door]
Rachel: Oh, excuse me.
Matt: Oh, hi, mom.
Josie: Hey. Matthew just asked me to the snowflake ball, and I said yes.
Rachel: Oh, that's great.
Josie: I guess it's not much of a surprise that I said yes, though.
Rachel: No, I'm glad you're coming. And thank you. I know how much you hate getting into a tux.
Sharlene: Josie, can I borrow those hot rollers of yours?
Rachel: Sorry. I guess I should have called first.
Sharlene: No, no. As a Matter of fact, I have some information for you -- for the dance?
Rachel: Oh, you talked to the florist already?
Sharlene: Yeah, I talked to my floral supply place, and my fellow told me that he can get 200 white poinsettias at a very good price.
Rachel: We won't tell Iris that we're saving money.
Sharlene: Well, also, he said that the camellias would be a little bit harder to get, but that -- I mean, I'm pretty sure he'll come through for me.
Rachel: Oh, well, that's great. I didn't realize you were going to do so much by today.
Sharlene: Well, I wanted to do my share. So, I'm sorry about the way I look. I'm going out tonight.
Rachel: Oh, well, that's nice. I won't keep you. I --
Sharlene: Is there something else?
Rachel: Yes. Matthew and Josie have decided to come to the ball.
Sharlene: Oh. Well, I'll get out my pattern books tomorrow and start looking through them.
Rachel: Why don't you come, too?
Sharlene: Rachel --
Rachel: Look, you can't do all this work and then stay home.
Sharlene: I told you, I just don't have the clothes for something like that.
Rachel: And I told you that I had them and you could borrow them. And also, I have something else for you. It's not that I think this kind of thing is important. I just thought you might enjoy wearing this to the ball.
Sharlene: Oh, my.
Josie: Mama, it's beautiful.
Matt: Didn't Mac give you that?
Rachel: Yes, he did. I love it, and I would love for you to wear it to the ball, if you would like to.
Sharlene: What, have you got a pumpkin out there you're ready to turn into a carriage?
Rachel: I don't do carriages.
Josie: You already got prince charming.
Sharlene: Josie -- look. It's absolutely breathtaking.
Rachel: Would you wear it? Would you wear it to the snowflake ball?
Felicia: Well, Sam, do you think that Bay City could become a Mecca for new young artists like yourself?
Sam: Well, sure. It has been for me. I met my wife here, I had my baby here, and I’m starting to sell paintings. Yeah, I'm a lucky man.
Felicia: Great. Thanks for talking with us.
Sam: Thank you.
Felicia: I wish you great success Friday night. Now, listen, everybody, those of you who want to see Sam and his work, he will be at the Stafford gallery. Friday night is the opening. I really do think it's worth some time, ok? See you next time. All right, guys, cut. Ok, see? It was easy, wasn't it?
Sam: Oh, yeah!
Felicia: Ok. All right. Thank you, boys. I appreciate it.
Sam: Thanks, guys.
Felicia: Hi, honey. So, how were we?
Mitch: Just like the pros.
Sam: Yeah, well, considering I've never been interviewed before -- hmm --
Mitch: Well, she has this ability to make you look good.
Felicia: No, now, wait a minute. He made himself look good, even though he didn't know he was having an interview.
Mitch: You didn't?
Sam: No. Caroline has her own ideas about how to handle me.
Felicia: Yeah. We got some very interesting footage on Sam when he first came in and saw his poster.
Sam: Yeah. Well, that's what makes me a true original.
Felicia: Oh, is that it? Hmm.
Caroline: Well, I'm sure my contractor can explain all that.
Man: Maybe he could, ma'am, but from what I've seen here today, you've got some serious code violations.
Caroline: But I'm sure it can be all taken care of.
Caroline: I don't know, but the bloody contractor could explain all that.
Man: I'm afraid I'm going to have to write you up.
Caroline: I'll kill John Hudson.
Caroline: Well, what do you do after you write it up?
Man: Bring the building up to code and have the place inspected again.
Caroline: And if I don't?
Man: Then there is no way this place is going to open on Friday.
[Knock on door]
Iris: Come in.
Amanda: Iris? I just wanted to thank you for standing up for me with dad.
Iris: That's all right. I had to. I'd already decided on your next assignment.
Amanda: You had?
Iris: Mm-hmm. It's a video dating service.
Iris: Yes, and I want you to do a contemporary slant on it.
Amanda: You mean like meeting people during the aids era?
Iris: Exactly. People seem to be more comfortable with this service than standing around in a bar.
Amanda: Ok, I see what you mean.
Iris: They've already opened one in bay city, and it's called video match, so as soon as you have finished the polish on Michael Hudson’s, I'd really like to get on to it.
Amanda: Sure, thanks. I will. Thank you, Iris.
Iris: That's all right. Just do a good job. I'm sure it'll lead to bigger and better things.
Amanda: That's what I'm hoping.
Mac: Oh, would you two excuse me, please? I need the office for a private meeting.
Iris: Daddy, I've got to go down to the accounting office anyway.
Mac: Thank you.
Amanda: Have a good trip, dad.
Mac: Thank you, darling.
Amanda: And thanks for listening.
Mac: Keep up all that good work while I'm gone.
Mac: All right, Julie Ann. I'm back in the office now. Send him up. Thank you.
[Knock on door]
Mac: Come in.
Jason: Mac, sorry I'm late, but I'm kind of right in the middle of a problem at the gallery.
Mac: Oh. I hope it's nothing that will affect Sam’s show.
Jason: Nah, it'll work out just fine if I can locate my partner.
Mac: Good. Rachel has persuaded me that we should end the animosity between our two families once and for all.
Jason: I agree.
Mac: Do you? Or do you just want this project because it's a good thing for you and your company?
Jason: It's both, Mac, but I really appreciate the opportunity.
Mac: Well, I haven't definitely made up my mind yet. That's why I wanted to talk to you. Your sister has assured me that you feel remorse, regret for the things that you've done. I want to make certain that that is true.
Jason: There's no way I could adequately tell you why I did everything I did. Just the bottom line is I was desperate.
Mac: What about now? Are you still desperate now?
Jason: Mac, I kind of thought I was a failure and I needed somebody to take the blame for that, and it was easier to let you take the blame instead of just accepting the fact that it was my own fault. Now I'm cooking. You give us the contract; I'll do the best job, better than anybody could.
Mac: Jason, it isn't a Matter of just a building. I don't want any more trouble from you, Jason, trouble of any kind.
Jason: There won't be, Mac.
Mac: Just one foul-up and you're out. Now, is that clear?
Jason: You got it. You got it. I mean that.
Mac: Excuse me. Yes, Julie Ann. What -- yes, all right. I'll be down in just a minute. Oh, there is? Well, he's right here. Actually, he can take it at my desk. All right. Thank you. I've got to go down to the art department, give the final clearance on a "Brava" cover. There's a call for you there. It's from Caroline Stafford on line five. Maybe you can clear up this business about the gallery. I'll be right back.
Jason: Thanks, Mac.
Jason: Yes, Jason Frame. Caroline, I know that he wants to write you up. That's why John should handle it. He has been the one who has supervised the majority of the work that's been done already. Would you calm down? I will find him. Pushy broad.
Jason: "So confidentiality is extremely important. Mrs. Cory wishes no one to know that she is the Stafford gallery's chief financial backer, most especially not Sam fowler." I hit pay dirt.
Iris: What on earth are you doing here?
Jason: Can't stop a guy from trying, can you?
Iris: But you never stop.
Jason: Neither do you. Oh, thanks very much for straightening things out with your old man. Appreciate it.
Iris: Never mind that. What was it?
Jason: What was what?
Iris: What was it that had you so obviously so drooling all over this desk when I came in?
Jason: Nothing. Oh, I found out that Rachel Cory is buying her son-in-law an art show.
Iris: Oh. You are such a cunning little man.
Jason: Cunning, yes, little, no. Iris, I had to have a -- an ace in the hole just in case I needed it.
Iris: That information was confidential, and it's to remain confidential. If you ever do anything to hurt my father or his family --
Jason: Me? Iris, I never do anything unless I get worried.
Iris: And are you worried now?
Jason: Well, I do owe Vicky Hudson a few bucks. But since Mac’s going to give me the contract, maybe you could give me an advance.
Iris: I'll think about it.
Jason: You do that, chief.
Sharlene: Ahem. What's wrong?
Josie: You're not going to wear that, are you?
Sharlene: Oh. I guess not. Aw, Jos!
Josie: Oh, mama, wait, wait!
Josie: It's just that it's -- well, it's all the wrong colors, and, well, it doesn't fit you right. I know you have nicer clothes up in your closet.
Sharlene: Why didn't you go out with Matthew like he asked you?
Josie: Oh, mama!
Josie: Come on!
Josie: John is a nice guy. You don't have to be so afraid. And you're not a girl scout. You don't have to wear a tent.
Sharlene: A t-- all right, I've got one -- one more dress in my closet, and that's it --
Josie: Then put it on.
Sharlene: And I'm going to -- it's old as the hills.
Josie: Put it on.
Sharlene: Josie, my muffins, the muffins are --
Josie: I'll get your muffins. Go put it on.
Sharlene: All right.
Josie: Oh, mama.
Sharlene: It's another loser.
Josie: Oh, no, no.
Sharlene: Oh --
Josie: It's a winner.
Sharlene: It's a win-- oh.
Josie: You --
Josie: You are going to knock his socks off in that dress.
Sharlene: Ah. Bless you. Oh.
Caroline: Sorry, darling. I got millions of things to do.
Evan: Well, this is a nice place. I like it. Who are you calling?
Caroline: "The star enquirer"? I need to make sure they're sending a reviewer for Friday. Yes, Gerta Flannery, please. It's Caroline Stafford.
Evan: Oh, wait a second. She's not an art critic. She's a gossip columnist.
Caroline: Yeah, she's what I need. Gerta, hi. It's Caroline. Look, there was a detail that I forgot about Sam -- yes. That's right.
Evan: Now I know what you're doing.
Caroline: Yeah, the pictures of Amanda? Oh, I guess. Well, look, why not? Ok, I've got to run, too. Ok, see you Friday. Well, the only publicity is good publicity.
Evan: You know, you won't stop at anything, will you?
Caroline: No, not if it means success.
Evan: Well, now, I don't think you have to worry, because it's going to happen.
Caroline: It has to. It simply has to.
Singer: I didn't come out here to cry about the one that got away
Ken: Hey, Josie, what's cooking?
Josie: Hi, Kenny. I'm making myself some dinner. Mama's going out tonight.
Ken: Oh, really?
Josie: Mm-hmm. Do you want a sandwich? It's cold meat loaf.
Ken: No, that's ok. What I need, though, is a favor.
Ken: Uh-huh, from my favorite song stylist.
Josie: Oh. Oh, no, no, no.
Ken: Come on. It's just a Christmas party, you know, for the frat guys? Everybody wants you to come down and sing.
Josie: Dressed as what, Santa Claus?
Ken: Look, I can pay you more money this time.
Josie: Forget it, Kenny.
Ken: Josie, where is your Christmas spirit? Don't be such a scrooge on me.
Josie: Look, I already made enough money to pay for Matthew’s Christmas present, and that's that.
Ken: Ok. Well, what about the snowflake ball?
Josie: What about it?
Ken: Well, I know Matt asked you to go.
Josie: Yeah? So?
Ken: So you're going to need a dress, huh, a new dress, a really nice one? Just think about it, ok?
Josie: Oh, mama.
Ken: Mrs. Watts?
Sharlene: How do I look?
Iris: And I've thought of a way to fill Amanda’s spare time.
Evan: Ok. How?
Iris: Well, I wanted to do an article on a video dating service. It's called video match, and I'd like you to help her with it.
Evan: Well, that's great, but how are we going to convince her to work with me?
Iris: Oh, come on, darling. I'm sure you've got your ways. Excuse me. Oh, betty Ann, could you see if Amanda’s still in the building, please, and tell her I want to see her immediately? Thank you. Bye. Oh, you know I have missed you.
Evan: Well, we've both been kind of busy.
Iris: I was wondering perhaps tonight you'd like to work a little bit later?
Evan: Yeah. Where? Your place?
Iris: Well, I was thinking maybe the art gallery. I want to see if there's a story there. And you could take me. I'm sure you know the way.
[Knock on door]
Iris: Come in. I've just had a wonderful idea.
Amanda: Have you? Hi, Evan.
Iris: Yes, I want Evan to work with you on that video dating service assignment.
Iris: Well, I mean, in the first place, I think Evan could investigate the financial status of the company.
Amanda: Well, yeah, that's true. I do have to know how much money they're making.
Iris: And in the second place, I don't want you going down there alone.
Amanda: Isn't it on the up-and-up?
Iris: Well, that's what I want you to find out, but just in case, I don't want you to be on your own.
Evan: Miss Wheeler, I am much too busy to be spending my time as somebody's escort.
Iris: And I told you that as long as you're at Cory you'll accept any assignment. Is that clear? Besides, it will help broaden your outlook on the publishing business.
Evan: Maybe Amanda would just prefer someone who has more writing experience.
Amanda: I just want to write the article. If you want to help out, that's fine.
Iris: See? It's all settled. I think you will make a terrific pair.
Caroline: So where in the hell have you been?
Jason: Been looking for John. You wanted him, not me.
Caroline: Yeah, I needed somebody. Look at this. If I can't open my gallery on Friday -- what in the hell do you think you're on about?
Jason: Would you relax? I'll try him a-- try him again.
Caroline: What does John think he's on about? Does he think he's on holidays or something?
Jason: Look, easy, all right? John, John, it's Jason.
Jason: Look, we got a problem over here at the gallery. The building inspector was here -- no, he came today. Yeah, she's pretty upset.
Caroline: Yeah, only a lot.
Jason: Look, I would drop whatever you're doing and get right over here. John, if we do not correct these things by Fri-- forget Sharlie. I'll call her and cancel for you, all right? Fine. Good.
Caroline: Oh. Is he coming over?
Jason: Yeah, he's on the way right now.
Caroline: Good. I'll be in my office.
Felicia: Caroline, I think I left my notebook here earlier. You didn't happen to find it, did you?
Caroline: It's in my office. I'll get it.
Felicia: Oh, honey, thank you. Ok.
Iris: Oh. Hi, Mitch, Felicia.
Felicia: Iris, hello.
Evan: Felicia, hi.
Felicia: Hello, Evan.
Iris: Fancy seeing you here.
Felicia: Oh, I left my notebook here earlier. I was doing an interview.
Iris: Oh, that's exactly why I'm here.
Iris: I'm -- yeah -- thinking of doing an article for "Brava."
Felicia: Oh. That's wonderful. That's wonderful for Sam.
Iris: Have I got some wonderful news for you.
Felicia: For me?
Iris: Mm-hmm. Your books are going to be hotter than they've ever been before.
Felicia: Why is that?
Iris: Well, I promised I'd clear it with daddy first, but you are going to just love this idea.
Felicia: What -- what is the idea?
Iris: A five-part series -- "the life of Felicia Gallant."
Iris: Isn't that marvelous? And I'd love to announce it at the snowflake ball.
Mitch: So what do you think?
Singer: Crazy I'm crazy for feelin' so lonely I am crazy
Sharlene: No, he wouldn’t. Not him.
Sharlene: Hello -- John. No -- no, I was expecting someone else. No, he's not here. Mm-hmm. I will give him the message that you called.
Singer: Let myself worry wonderin' what in the world did I do? Oh, crazy for thinking that my love could hold you
Sam: So Iris was really good to you, huh?
Amanda: She's given me another assignment.
Sam: Yeah, a video dating service.
Amanda: Well, you know, it really does make you think of just how lucky you are to have someone.
Sam: I promise, after Friday things are going to change around here.
Amanda: Hmm. I'm going to be busy.
Sam: Well, I won't be busy. The show will be open. I won't be so stressed. We're going to have time for each other then.
Amanda: I can't wait. Here's to Friday.
Sam: To Friday.
Iris: Just look at him -- so proud of himself.
Evan: I think he would really hate Rachel if he found out that she had some money in this place, and then I think it would really screw things up between her and Amanda, also.
Iris: I know. That's exactly why we're going to make sure he finds out.
Evan: We are?
Iris: Hmm, of course. And what better time than his opening night? This Friday, we're going to pull the rug out from underneath all of them.
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