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Another World Transcript Friday 12/3/04

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Donna: You know what I liked best about this Christmas?

Michael: Pray tell, what?

Donna: Having my family with me.

Michael: Oh, Donna, I wish Marley could have been here with us.

Donna: I know, I know, but I did talk to her this morning and she's so full of hope. And I am so blessed. I know somebody up there likes me.

Michael: Somebody down here likes you, too, sweetheart.

Donna: Oh, yeah?

Michael: Mm-hmm.

Donna: Hmm. Ooh. Well -- wait a minute. I -- you know what I did after I called Marley?

Michael: No.

Donna: I called Rachel.

Michael: Oh, really?

Donna: Yes, I wanted to see if she'd be interested in helping me plan the wedding.

Michael: And?

Donna: And believe it or not, she said yes.

Michael: Well, why shouldn't she? I mean --

Donna: Michael, she's not thrilled about this marriage.

Michael: I know, but we all wished this was happening under different circumstances.

Donna: Well, I don't care what anybody says. I'm happy.

Michael: I'm glad you're happy.

Donna: Yeah. I just hope that Jamie has Lisa out of his system.

Michael: Me, too.

Donna: I really hate to think of her marrying a man who's still in love with somebody else.

Rachel: I can't believe I just did that.

Mac: Did what, darling?

Rachel: Donna was asking me to help with Jamie and Vicky’s --

Mac: "Wedding" is the word you're avoiding, I think.

Rachel: Right. I agreed.

Iris: Don't you want to help with your son's wedding?

Rachel: Yes -- well, yes.

Iris: Donna is such a wonderful organizer. No doubt it's going to be a very big affair.

Rachel: No doubt.

Iris: I think Jamie’s a very lucky man.

Rachel: Let's hope his luck holds out.

Iris: Vicky is lovely. She's very charming.

Rachel: She's very clever.

Iris: Rachel, I don't know what you've got against the girl.

Rachel: Maybe that's because you don't know her as well as I do.

Iris: You know, I've got the feeling that no woman's going to be good enough for your sons. What do you think, Matthew?

Jason: Sleigh bells ring are you listenin'? In a lane snow is a-glistenin' we're happy tonight singin' tonight walkin' in a winter wonderland

[Jason hums]

Jason: Hey, Sharlie! You know what?

Sharlene: What?

Jason: I got a great feeling. I have just been looking at the plans on the spa project. This is something that could make me a somebody in Bay City. I mean, 1989 could be my year.

Sharlene: Yep, as long as you don't get into trouble.

Jason: No more trouble. I promised you that. No, no, everything is up from here on in. Sleigh bells ring are you listenin'? In a lane, snow is --

[Dishes clatter]

Jason: Hey, is that protesting my singing? Is it that bad? Sharlie, what is it? What's wrong? Come on.

Sharlene: It's my greenhouse. The power went out and half my seedlings froze.

Jason: I'm sorry. I'm sorry to hear that.

Sharlene: Just when we need the money.

Jason: You need money? What for? What do you need money for?

Sharlene: Well, you live here. What, you're asking me "what for?"

Jason: No, no, no, no, this is something else. Something's been bugging you lately. Now, what do you need money for?

Sharlene: I told you what's wrong.

Jason: You lost a few of your seedlings. Big deal.

Sharlene: Half of them! Have you got any idea how much produce money that would have brought in?

Jason: Well, you'll make plenty of money from the good ones.

Sharlene: Not enough!

Jason: Enough for what?

Sharlene: Nothing, Jason.

Jason: No, hold on. Something's been on your mind lately. Now, what is it?

Sharlene: Well, yeah, a lot's been on my mind. Getting organized for Christmas has been on my mind.

Jason: Christmas is over.

Sharlene: Yeah, and so is this conversation.

Jason: The snowflake ball. That's what it is.

Sharlene: What?

Jason: You have been in a bad attitude ever since that night. Now, what happened?

Sharlene: Oh, thank you.

Jason: No, did John say something, do something, what?

Sharlene: John has been wonderful.

Jason: Well, then what is it, Sharlie? Look, you need money, I'll give it to you.

Sharlene: I will get the money, Jason!

Jason: Boy, you need it, and you need it bad. Now, what for? Sharlie?

Sharlene: It's such a mess.

Jason: Then, honey, tell me what it is. Open up. Just let -- come on, tell me. How can I --

Sharlene: All right.

Jason: I want to help you like you always help me.

Sharlene: Do you remember the necklace Rachel loaned me?

Jason: Yeah. What about it?

Sharlene: I lost it.

Jason: You're kidding.

Sharlene: No, I'm not kidding. Well, actually -- actually, Josie lost it.

Jason: How did Josie lose it, for --?

Sharlene: I let her wear it, and the clasp must have come loose and it -- now it's gone.

Jason: You haven't told Rachel yet?

Sharlene: Not yet.

Jason: Well, she's probably got dozens of necklaces like that. She won't even miss it.

Sharlene: Oh, Jason, that's a good attitude.

Jason: Well, then fine, have Josie go to Rachel and tell her the truth. She'll probably feel sorry for the kid.

Sharlene: Josie doesn't know it's still missing.

Jason: Why?

Sharlene: Because I have let her think that somebody found it. She was going crazy with worry, and I knew that that was at least one way that I could fix something.

Jason: Fine, I'll go talk to Rachel, ok? Not such a good idea?

Sharlene: No, it's not a good -- she's going to think you hocked it.

Jason: You're right. What's something like that worth?

Sharlene: I don't know. I -- I don't know. It's diamonds and it's pearls.

Jason: Well, that probably cost a bundle, then, right?

Sharlene: Oh, Jason, you're really helping me out now.

Jason: Well, if it's that valuable, it's going to be insured, right?

Sharlene: I haven't thought about that.

Jason: Well, good, you have Rachel turn in an insurance claim and the insurance company pays the freight.

Sharlene: No, it's not right, Jason. It's not right.

Jason: What is insurance for? Of course it's right. Is it right for you to have to slave away to pay for something that expensive?

Sharlene: Jason, I'm going to replace the necklace and I'm going to do it before Rachel knows it's gone. That's --

Jason: Sharlie, I don't want to insult you, but you'd have to raise more seedlings than Johnny Appleseed to pay for something like that.

Sharlene: I know that, but I have to try. Something like this could resurrect all the bad feelings between the Cory's and the Frames.

Jason: Yes, Rachel’s just looking for some excuse to dump me from the spa project.

Sharlene: I was thinking of Matt and Josie.

Jason: Don't worry about it. I'll get you the money, ok?

Sharlene: Jason -- no crooked deals.

Jason: No crooked deals, I promised you, straight and narrow. I don't have to do any crooked deals to get the money.

Matt: I'm not sure I know what you mean, Iris.

Rachel: She doesn't mean anything. We're going to drop it.

Mac: Matthew, how did you like sleeping in your old bed again?

Matt: Great. The one at Jamie’s is kind of lumpy.

Rachel: Well, you're welcome to stay as long as you like.

Matt: Only till after the holidays, Mom, thank you.

Iris: You know, I think it's such a pity that Josie couldn't have spent Christmas here with us.

Rachel: Well, she's welcome here anytime. Why don't you invite her today?

Matt: Really?

Rachel: Yes. I like Josie.

Matt: Ok, well, maybe I'll ask her, then.

Rachel: Good.

Mac: Matthew, why don't you show Iris your new C.D. player? Didn't you say you were interested in buying one, darling?

Iris: Yeah. Oh! Hey, why don't you and Josie help me pick one out, and then we could go have a wonderful lunch together.

Matt: Ok. Ahem.

Iris: What about that, hmm?

Rachel: Are you aware what Iris was trying to do?

Mac: I wasn't going to say a word.

Rachel: I mean, equating what was going on with Jamie with Matthew and Josie right in front of Matthew!

Mac: Do you want me to speak to her, darling?

Rachel: No, it wouldn't do any good. I'm just glad you didn't take her side. I just -- she's not going to spoil my holidays.

Mac: Good, good, Rachel.

Rachel: I mean, I have a lot to be thankful for. I have a wonderful husband --

Mac: True.

Rachel: I have a wonderful family --

Mac: Who couldn't do without you.

Rachel: That's right, and I'm just not going to let her get to me.

Mac: Good, Rachel, good.

Rachel: And besides, she's not even right.

Mac: What? Who?

Rachel: Iris! I'm not some kind of grasping mother who doesn't find any woman who's right for her sons.

Mac: Rachel, of course you're not.

Rachel: Of course, it is true that I'm not really fond of Vicky. And I guess I'm not really thrilled with Josie and Matthew being together.

Mac: But you are just interested in your sons' happiness.

Rachel: I am. I'm grasping.

Mac: No, you're not grasping, darling. If you're grasping, I'm grasping. You remember how opposed I was to Amanda marrying Sam?

Rachel: Boy, do I ever.

Mac: Well, not that much. Anyway, now I think that they're perfect for each other, and I think we're just concerned parents, that's all.

Rachel: There's only one thing wrong with that theory.

Mac: What?

Rachel: Well, you're never going to really think Vicky is perfect for Jamie, are you?

Mac: It's what Jamie thinks that's important, Rachel.

Rachel: It's just that she's so --

Mac: Stubborn? High-spirited?

Rachel: I was going to say manipulative -- and pregnant. Stop.

Mac: Darling, I did have one thought about her.

Rachel: Is it going to make me feel better?

Mac: She is very strong-willed, you know. She goes after what she wants.

Rachel: Like me?

Mac: I was going to say maybe Jamie learned to respond well to those particular qualities because he learned to love them in you, darling, as did I.

Rachel: Boy, you know, you're good. You're really good. I just want him to be happy.

Mac: Of course you do, sweetheart.

Rachel: Well, I guess I got to go over to Donna’s before she buys a golden coach and hires all sorts of cupids to jump out of the wedding cake.

Mac: Have fun.

Rachel: You know, you men -- you men are much smarter about this. You never have to get involved with planning things like this. I hate planning things like this --

Mac: Right.

Rachel: Under any circumstance.

Mac: Right.

Rachel: I just had a horrible thought.

Mac: What, darling?

Rachel: Donna. Donna's going to be Jamie’s mother-in-law. Stop! It's not funny!

[Doorbell rings]

Michael: Yes, Mary, I will be at the board meeting later on today.

Donna: I'll get that.

Michael: Yes.

Donna: Rachel!

Rachel: Hello, Donna.

Donna: Hello! Come on in! Well, here, let me take your coat.

Rachel: Thank you.

Donna: Oh, you won't believe all the wedding plans I have.

Rachel: I'm sure I won’t.

Donna: Please, come on in.

Rachel: Hello, Michael.

Michael: Oh, hi, Rachel.

Donna: Listen, if you would excuse me a moment, I was just going to check on Mikey. It'll only take me a few minutes. You entertain Rachel.

Rachel: Take your time.

Donna: I'll be right back.

Michael: Come on, Rachel, sit down. Actually, I wanted to talk to you alone, anyway.

Rachel: Is there a problem?

Michael: No. Well, not really. I just wanted to talk to you about the wedding.

Rachel: I'm supporting Jamie’s decision.

Michael: I hope it's both their decisions.

Rachel: Well, yeah, that's what I meant.

Michael: Rachel, look, I know that you think Vicky got pregnant to trick Jamie into this.

Rachel: I don't know that.

Michael: You and I have been friends for a long time, and I want you to know my daughter comes first.

Rachel: Yes, I feel the same way about Jamie.

Michael: Well, I want Vicky to be welcome in your home.

Rachel: She is welcome.

Michael: Well, Vicky’s pulled some stunts in the past that I feel responsible for.

Rachel: You?

Michael: I was not there when she was growing up. She didn't get the support she needs, she didn't get the love that she needs.

Rachel: Wait a minute, wait a minute. Let me tell you a story. When Jamie was a baby, I took him over to mom's so that she could watch him. I had a lot to do that day. When I came and asked her how it had gone, she said that Jamie hadn't stopped screaming all day, and I felt terrible. I started apologizing. She said, "Wait a minute, you have to understand something -- children are people. You're not always responsible for what they do."

Michael: Well I want you to know Vicky really has changed. I've seen it the past couple of weeks. This baby has made her more -- more responsible, more thoughtful. Well, I guess I'm a little prejudiced --

[Rachel laughs]

Michael: But I think she's really terrific.

Rachel: You don't have to sell your daughter to me.

Michael: I know, Rachel, but I want so much for you to get to know her like I know her and come to love her like I love her.

Mac: A full-page ad?

Iris: Mm-hmm, in all the nationals.

Mac: But, darling, it isn't even edited yet.

Iris: Oh, that doesn't matter. We don't have to say when it's being released. We take a full-page ad saying "the book of the decade! Can you wait for it?"

Mac: Keep them guessing, huh?

Iris: That's right, anticipation is everything.

Mac: Well, I'm anticipating a huge success with Alice Jennings. I'm so thankful you found her, darling.

Iris: Oh, I don't think you'll be disappointed. Oh, my God, look at the time. I've got to go.

Mac: If you'll wait a few minutes till I finish this, I'll drive in with you.

Iris: No, thanks. I've got a meeting with Mary McKinnon.

Mac: Probably wants to thank you. You raised a lot of money with that snowflake ball.

Iris: You know, I don't think it's just a thank-you.

Mac: No?

Iris: No.

Mac: Sounds --

Vivien: Jason Frame.

Jason: Iris, Mac.

Mac: What is it, Jason?

Jason: I need to talk to Iris about those handmade Italian tiles for the whirlpool spa.

Iris: What about them?

Jason: I want you to see the samples and ok the price before I go and order them.

Iris: I'll look at them tomorrow.

Jason: Fine, we'll do that.

Iris: But thank you for wanting to discuss it with me first.

Jason: I wouldn't do it any other way.

Mac: Well, I hope that's always the case, Jason.

Jason: It will be, Mac. You don't have to worry about me at all.

Mac: Good. Thank you. I'll see you later, Iris.

Jason: Mac?

Mac: Yes.

Jason: Did you ever find out who the chief was who caused all that trouble?

Mac: No -- not that it's any concern of yours -- but I will, believe me.

Iris: How dare you bring that up.

Jason: What, you worried -- chief?

Iris: You watch your step, Jason.

Jason: Iris, you have more to lose in this than I do. I mean, if daddy ever found out about his daughter's little secret --

Iris: But he's not going to find out, is he?

Jason: One little slip of the tongue and he's going to know.

Iris: No. No more money.

Jason: I never got any money from you. I got the spa deal, but that was a contract. Everybody had to agree on that, and I'm doing the best job at the best price. Forget that. Look, brass tacks -- your old man finds out that the person who masterminded the destruction of his entire empire just so she can gallop back in at the last second to save the day was you, how do you think he'll feel?

Iris: Ok. Ok, what do you want now?

Jason: Well, I do need 10 grand.

Iris: N-O.

Jason: Ok. I think I should talk to Mac about those Italian tiles, yeah.

Iris: Jason?

Jason: What?

Iris: Don't you push me.

Jason: Why don't you take it to bed, sleep on it?

Iris: Get out.

Sharlene: Yes, I realize how many cookbooks there are on the market, but these would be genuine country recipes. All right, fine, yes. I'll send some over. Thank you. Hi.

John: Hi. Am I interrupting?

Sharlene: No. I was talking to the assistant to the assistant to the assistant at Cory Publishing.

John: At Cory? What, are you writing a book?

Sharlene: Yeah, I got this idea for a country cookbook.

John: Well, that's great! That's wonderful! If anybody knows anything about country cooking, it's you.

Sharlene: Thank you.

John: You're welcome.

Sharlene: I'm just trying -- I am trying to expand my horizons, John.

John: Ah. Is this -- this why you've been nervous recently?

Sharlene: I haven't been nervous.

John: I mean, trying new things, it's not always easy.

Sharlene: No, no, it isn’t.

John: But you -- you always try. I have to admire you for that. It's -- listen, I -- I wanted to thank you for Christmas.

Sharlene: I'm glad you were here.

John: Me, too. It's the best one I can remember.

Sharlene: Oh?

John: Being here with you, talking with you, sharing your poem. It's almost like you know what I'm thinking.

Sharlene: I know you.

John: Yeah, I think you do. I'm sure you do. That's what I wanted to talk to you about.

Sharlene: About what?

John: New’s New Year’s Eve.

Sharlene: You decided what you wanted to do?

John: Well, I've got an idea.

Sharlene: What?

John: Well, I want to make it a surprise.

Sharlene: Well, I like surprises.

John: Well, good, good. Then it's final. We've got a date.

Sharlene: That's funny.

John: What?

Sharlene: Calling it that. It sounds like -- it sounds so official.

John: What, calling it a date?

Sharlene: Yeah.

John: All right, well, then call it something else. Call it -- we've got a George.

Sharlene: Ethel. I'd go for Ethel.

John: All right. Call it Merle. I've got to go.

Sharlene: Hey, but I've got some soup on.

John: No. No, thanks. I've got something to take care off.

Sharlene: Soup! The man is standing this close, and all I can talk about is soup!

[Pot clangs]

Josie: Hi, Mama. Whoa.

Sharlene: Damnation, Josie!

Josie: Mama, I'm sorry. What's wrong?

Sharlene: What's wrong? Who stacked the pots like this? Did you?

Josie: I'm sorry. I'll put them away. Did you have a fight with John?

Sharlene: No.

Josie: He seemed real happy during Christmas.

Sharlene: Yes, he did.

Josie: I'm glad.

Sharlene: Did Matthew have a good time?

Josie: He said he did.

Sharlene: I'm glad he could spend the day with us. I really am.

Josie: Me, too, Mama. I just hope that -- I don't know, I hope his family wasn't upset.

Sharlene: Honey, I'm sure they understood.

Josie: I think that our two families are starting to get along.

Sharlene: Yeah.

Josie: It sure would make it easier between Matthew and me.

Sharlene: I've got soup for lunch.

Josie: It was the snowflake ball. I mean, that is when our families started getting along. I wonder why.

Sharlene: Eat, would you?

Josie: All I can say is I hope it stays this way, Mama.

Rachel: The cafe paradise?

Donna: Yes, it'll be opening soon. It's right next to Caroline’s gallery. Have you heard of it?

Rachel: Mac just bought it.

Donna: Oh, you're kidding!

Rachel: And mom's going to be running it.

Donna: Oh, this is wonderful! Then we'll just keep it all in the family. Actually, I was thinking about the first week in January.

Rachel: Oh, well, now, wait a minute. I want to be sure that the engagement party is held at our house.

Donna: Oh, Rachel, that's really very sweet of you to offer, but I don't think it's such a good idea. I mean, we're going to have so many photographers there.

Rachel: Photographers?

Donna: Well, yes. Two of Bay City’s largest dynasties joining forces, the Hudson’s and the Cory’s?

Rachel: Well, I've never quite thought of us as --

Donna: Hmm!

Rachel: Dynasties.

Donna: Oh, did I mention the guitarist?

Rachel: No.

Donna: Yes, Victoria raved about this guitarist who played a love song for them while they were in Majorca.

Rachel: I didn't know.

Donna: Yes, I thought I'd fly him in.

Rachel: Fly him in?

Donna: Yes, isn't that romantic? Oh, well, anyway, good. The cafe paradise, then, it's all settled.

Rachel: All right.

Donna: So now we need to get on with the wedding plans. Oh, the 1st of February. Around then, it's going to be so hectic. We've still got the flowers and the caterers and the orchestra.

Rachel: Orchestra?

Donna: Yes -- oh, not to mention the ballroom.

Rachel: Donna, wouldn't it be nice to have an elegant, small wedding?

Donna: Oh, Victoria loves a big celebration.

Rachel: But she might not feel up to it.

Donna: She'll be just fine.

Rachel: She's going to be eight months pregnant.

Donna: Well, I know that. Well, if it bothers you --

Rachel: No, I'm just thinking of Vicky.

Donna: Well, what did you have in mind?

Rachel: Just family and close friends.

Donna: Oh, Rachel! We are talking about the same thing.

Rachel: We are?

Donna: Yes! Yes! I've prepared a partial guest list here. Oh, I had so much work to do to whittle it down to about 300.

Rachel: I think we'd better check this out with Jamie and Vicky.

Donna: Oh, no! Victoria and I agree on all our entertainment. So what do you think?

Rachel: I'm -- I'm overwhelmed.

Donna: Rachel, I want you to know I really do appreciate you helping me plan this.

Rachel: It was nothing.

Donna: After all, a girl only gets married the first time once. And I know we both want our children to have a day that they'll always remember.

Rachel: Oh, I'm sure none of us will forget this.

Donna: I just know that they're going to have a successful marriage, just like yours and Mac’s and mine and Michael’s.

Rachel: Hmm.

Iris: Special meeting?

Mary: And the board has asked me to give you our very deep gratitude for your fundraising success with the snowflake ball.

Iris: Oh, it was a pleasure.

Mary: It takes organization and perseverance to achieve a success like that.

Iris: I enjoyed it.

Mary: Good, because the board needs someone with your qualities.

Iris: Really?

Mary: Yes. A vacancy has come up suddenly.

Iris: Oh, but I don't know anything about hospital administration.

Mary: Well, the discussion has already been held, and I have been authorized to invite you to join the hospital board as its newest member.

Iris: Was it a unanimous vote?

Mary: Yes, it was. Oh, except for Michael Hudson, but he wasn't at the meeting.

Iris: Then I'd be honored to accept.

Mary: Good. I'll call the chairman immediately. I'd better do it immediately. I have someone arriving in a few minutes.

Iris: You know, your work must be so satisfying.

Mary: Hmm, it is. It can very frustrating sometimes, but it's -- I love it. Oh, there's a board meeting in an hour. Will you be able to be there?

Iris: Oh, sure.

Mary: Great. I'll see you then. Bye.

Iris: Thank you. Bye.

Mary: Michael, hi.

Michael: Hi.

Mary: Have you been visiting Marley?

Michael: I just came from her room.

Mary: How's she doing?

Michael: Well, she's positive, but I think she's a little too positive.

Mary: Why would you say that?

Michael: Oh, Mary, she wants so much for this operation to have been successful, and what if it wasn't?

Mary: Marley is stronger than she appears to be.

Michael: But she is desperate to have a baby.

Mary: Maybe she will.

Michael: And maybe she won’t. Donna was so devastated when she found out she couldn't have any more children.

Mary: Mm-hmm. And then you started to look around and see what the other options were.

Michael: Well, that's true. We have Mikey.

Mary: Yeah. I think this is going to work out all right. I'm sorry, I can't talk to you. I have someone arriving any minute.

Michael: Ok.

Mary: Bye.

Michael: Bye. Well --

Iris: I'd say we've got to stop meeting like this, but I wouldn't mean it.

Michael: Hello, Iris.

Iris: I've had warmer greetings from you.

Michael: What are you doing here?

Iris: Haven't you heard? I've just been made the newest member of the hospital board.

Michael: But there's no vacancy on the hospital board.

Iris: Well, one just suddenly came up.

Michael: Uh-huh, and you just suddenly happened to be available?

Iris: Mm-hmm. Well, timing is everything, isn't it, Michael? Actually, I think I might quite enjoy it. We always did work well together.

Michael: What do you want me to say, Iris?

Iris: Damn it, Michael. That we were good together. Why can't you just say the words? Why can't you just say it?

Michael: Yes. We were good together. "Were."

John: Mary --

Mary: Would you like to --

John: No, go ahead.

Mary: It's your session.

John: Must be about over.

Mary: No, just 15 minutes of it.

John: Really? It seems like hours.

Mary: Let me help. What made you decide to come and see me?

John: It's all so jumbled.

Mary: That makes sense. You wouldn't be here, right?

John: I don't think this is ever going to make sense.

Mary: Do you want it to?

John: I keep having these -- these dreams, the same dreams over and over.

Mary: Nightmares?

John: I have them during the day, too. It's just so --

Mary: Flashes?

John: Yeah. Yeah, flashes, like little bits and pieces, and they can happen anytime. There's nothing special that sets them off. But they are so real, and what I'm doing, where I am isn’t.

Mary: What do you see?

John: Faces. People I -- I knew in 'Nam, mostly. But they're so -- they're so real. It's as if they were right there and I could just touch them, and I want to. I want to tell them what's going to happen. I want to tell them to stop, but I just feel so --

Mary: What?

John: Nothing.

Mary: I don't believe you feel nothing. Do you feel afraid?

Vivien: Ms. Rosie Watts.

Josie: Josie.

Vivien: Josie.

Mac: Hello, Josie.

Josie: Hi.

Mac: Vivien, would you tell Matthew that Josie’s here to see him, please?

Vivien: Fine, sir.

Mac: Meanwhile, have a seat, Josie.

Josie: Oh, I don't want to bother you.

Mac: Nonsense. I can't think of a more pleasant time to take a break than when I have a chance to talk with you. Come on, sit down, sit down.

Josie: If you're sure I'm not interrupting.

Mac: Absolutely not. So did you have a nice Christmas?

Josie: Oh, yes, thank you.

Mac: That was a very handsome I.D. bracelet you gave to Matthew.

Josie: Well, thank you. Did you have a nice Christmas?

Mac: Oh, yes, wonderful. Spending Christmas with my family is one of the great joys of my life.

Josie: I --

Mac: Yes?

Josie: Well, I just -- I hope that you weren't upset that Matthew spent Christmas with me and my family.

Mac: No, of course not. He said he had a very delightful time with you.

Josie: Good.

Mac: So how's your mother?

Josie: Good, but busy.

Mac: Well, I guess running a farm is a 24-hour-a-day business, isn't it?

Josie: Yes, it is.

Mac: I'm sorry things didn't work out for you at "Brava."

Josie: Oh, well, thank you for giving me the opportunity.

Mac: But I guess your mother did need you on the farm, didn't she?

Josie: Oh, yeah. Yeah, she needed me.

Mac: So you enjoy it?

Josie: It's all right. I mean, it's not what I want to do for the rest of my life.

Mac: What would you like to do, do you think?

Josie: I'm not sure yet.

Mac: Have you considered college?

Josie: Oh, it's too -- I just -- I don't know if it's for me.

Mac: Mm-hmm. Well, anyway, I think it shows great maturity on your part to take your time to decide.

Josie: You do?

Mac: Well, certainly. After all, there's no law that says you have to enroll in college just because you turn 18. You know what you do? You do what you think is right for you, and I admire that very much.

Josie: You sound like Matthew.

Mac: I do?

Josie: Yes, you do. I mean, he's so sensible about things.

Mac: Oh! Well, I'm glad to hear that.

Vivien: Mr. Cory?

Mac: Yes.

Vivien: Mrs. Wheeler asked me before she left to remind you about some meeting?

Mac: Oh, yes.

Vivien: And I told her you'd remember it on your own. I bet I was right, right?

Mac: Wrong. Well, I really enjoyed talking with you, Josie.

Josie: Oh, so did I.

Mac: You stop by here anytime you want to. Rachel and I will be very glad to have you. And I think Matthew is a very lucky young man.

Josie: Oh, I think Matthew’s lucky to have you.

Sharlene: Well, when Felicia gets back in, would you have her give me a call? Thank you.

Jason: What you calling Felicia for?

Sharlene: See if she can give me my old job back.

Jason: I thought you hated working there.

Sharlene: It wasn't that bad.

Jason: Yeah, I just think you're tearing yourself apart about some stupid necklace.

Sharlene: I don't think it's that stupid, Jason.

Jason: I told you I'd get the money for it, all right?

Sharlene: Jason, you've got your own bills. You haven't even paid Vicky Hudson back.

Jason: Sharlie, I just came from a meeting about a new deal, and if it goes through, then I'll have plenty of money.

Sharlene: I thought we were through with that.

Jason: Trust me.

Sharlene: Whoa. Famous last words.

Jason: All right, will it be a little better if we, say, make it a loan, low monthly payments, no interest?

Sharlene: No! I am going to get the money for that necklace myself. I'm not going to get you involved to help me.

[Knock on door]

Rachel: Hello, Sharlene.

Sharlene: Hello, Rachel.

Rachel: May I come in?

Sharlene: Yes, please.

Jason: Hi.

Sharlene: What can I do for you?

Rachel: Oh, I'm sorry I didn't call first before I stopped by.

Sharlene: That's all right.

Rachel: I came by to save you a trip.

Sharlene: What?

Rachel: I came to pick up the necklace.

Iris: If we want the hospital to be a successful institution, we have got to expand the research unit.

Michael: I know, but that's going to take a lot of money.

Iris: Well --

Michael: I mean, look, the first thing to go when they cut the budget is the research department.

Iris: I have got a hundred fundraising ideas.

Michael: All right, I tell you what, the first thing that we do will be --

Iris: We recruit doctors.

Michael: Yes, but only the best.

Iris: Well, I can contact my friends in London.

Michael: Well, ok, I've got some terrific people in Zurich.

Iris: An international team.

Michael: It's going to take a lot of work.

Iris: Oh, why does that matter? It wouldn't be half as much fun if it wasn’t.

Michael: Huh. I guess not.

Iris: You know, that was such a coup, you getting Dr. Jansen on the staff.

Michael: Well, I have to say that I had an ulterior motive -- Marley. Dr. Jansen is the best fertility specialist in the world. By the way, you know, I've got a lead on a great heart specialist in London, but I can't lure him here unless we have the money.

Iris: We'll get the money! Oh, Michael, we are going to do such great things together.

Michael: Because we have the best interests of the hospital at heart, right?

Iris: Of course. I have a meeting.

Michael: Yeah, me, too.

Iris: Michael?

Michael: Huh?

Iris: Why -- why don't we meet later on?

Michael: Why?

Iris: Well, to discuss strategy.

Michael: I know your strategy, Iris.

Iris: I meant about the hospital. Do you think I've got an ulterior motive? Never could fool you, could I? We're too much alike. What we had was very special, Michael.

Michael: "Had."

Iris: Could have again.

Michael: Iris, I love my wife.

Sharlene: Rachel, there's something I have to --

Jason: It's at the jeweler's, Rachel.

Sharlene: Jason --

Jason: The little clasp got broken and she's worried you'd get mad, so we took it in to have it fixed.

Rachel: I wouldn't have been mad. You didn't have to take it to get repaired.

Jason: She always does too much for other people. Just the other day I said, "Sharlie, you got to cut that out. You just do too much."

Sharlene: Jason, would you please go out to the greenhouse?

Jason: Why?

Sharlene: To check the wiring.

Jason: Yeah, the ceiling. Yeah, sure.

Sharlene: Please.

Jason: I'll take care of it. Everything will be fine.

Sharlene: Rachel, I --

Rachel: I wanted to thank you.

Sharlene: For what?

Rachel: For having Matthew over at Christmas.

Sharlene: He is a very nice young man. We were very glad to have him.

Rachel: Well, we feel the same way about Josie.

Sharlene: Thank you. I'm glad to hear that.

Rachel: Is Josie thinking of going to the university?

Sharlene: No, not that I know of. Why?

Rachel: I just thought I saw her there.

Sharlene: Well, she was probably visiting Matthew.

Rachel: Yeah, that's probably it.

Sharlene: You know, they're very fond of one another.

Rachel: Yes.

Sharlene: I'm happy for them. I hope you are, too.

Mary: That particular war, the very nature of it, caused a lot of men to stop feeling, because it was the only way they could do what they had to do. Unfortunately, it seems to have created a lot of problems afterward. Do you want to talk about it?

John: Uh -- no. But I guess I'm going to have to, aren't I?

Mary: You don't have to tell me anything you don't want to.

John: I -- ahem -- I was a corpsman with the first marine division, class of 1968-1969. They called me doc.

Mary: What were your duties?

John: My duties? Wow. Well, my duties involved the health and well-being of everyone, including some Vietnamese. That's -- that's ironic, isn't it? A corpsman was a father, a mother, a rabbi, a priest, a doctor, a lawyer, and a best friend all rolled into one, but mostly -- mostly a centering force. If you had a problem, whether it be physical, mental, spiritual -- whatever -- you came to see the doc, and I -- I patched them up. I -- I patched them up when they bled, and I held them when they cried. And I prayed with them when the smoke cleared. I did my best. I tried with everything I had, and I -- I treated them. I medevaced the bad ones.

John: I -- I just wish that I could have gotten some of them out sooner.

Mary: Are those the ones that you see? The men who didn't make it?

John: I don't know.

Mary: It must have been really horrible. But you made it. You're lucky.

John: Am I?

Donna: Michael! Hello, Iris.

Michael: Hi.

Donna: Hi.

Michael: What are you doing here?

Donna: Oh, I came to see Marley, remember? I told you.

Michael: Right. Well, she looks great, doesn't she?

Donna: She looks wonderful. But what are you doing here, Iris?

Iris: Well, I'm the newest member on the hospital board.

Donna: Really? Congratulations!

Iris: Thank you.

Michael: Actually, we just had a meeting.

Donna: Oh! Well, you certainly don't waste any time, do you?

Iris: Sorry?

Donna: Getting involved in Bay City’s affairs.

Iris: Oh. Yes, well, some people may say I get too involved.

Donna: Oh, well, don't you ever listen to them.

Michael: Look, I think it's time that we left, don't you?

Donna: Oh, yes. I just wanted to say that I'm really happy things are working out for you here.

Iris: Thank you.

Donna: And don't be a stranger. Michael and I want to see lots more of you, all right?

Iris: Oh, you will.

Donna: All right. Come on.

Iris: You will.

Mary: I don't think you can blame yourself because some of those men didn't make it.

John: I just -- I wonder, why them? Why not me?

Mary: It must be very difficult.

John: I was 19 years old, and I was holding these guys in my arms, and I watched them die, and I put pieces of them in body bags.

John: This must be a real pain the butt for you to listen to. It's awfully damn depressing, isn't it?

Mary: It must have been terrible to live through. But I think it took great courage. So did coming here today. And if you like, we can stop now, because I really think you've made a good start. Are you ok?

John: Yeah, I'm -- I'm fine.

Mary: You sure?

John: Yeah, yeah. Can I use your phone?

Mary: Of course. Go ahead.

John: Thanks.

Mary: I'll -- I'll see you in a week.

John: All right.

[Door closes]

[Music plays]

Matt: Josie, will you stop worrying about --

Josie: Matthew, I heard a noise!

Matt: There's nobody there. Look! No maids, no nothing.

Josie: There's a house full of servants!

Matt: Ah! Josie -- come here, come here.

Josie: Matthew --

Matt: Come here. Do you know what you need?

Josie: Oh, I know what you're going to do!

Matt: Yes, you do! You need a good tickling, don't you?

Josie: Matthew, don't! Stop! Oh, don't! Stop it, Matthew!

Matt: You're very ticklish.

Josie: Stop it! Stop!

Matt: Whoa! Hey, hey, hey! Wait a minute, stop that.

Josie: Stop it!

Matt: Ha-ha!

Josie: Stop it!

Matt: Ha-ha!

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