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Another World Transcript Friday 4/8/05
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Proofread by Daniel
Josie: Yeah, I can hear it.
Reuben: What are you doing in here?
Josie: Get your feet off my clean floor!
Reuben: This is nasty.
Josie: Getting this place cleaned up, you know?
Reuben: All right, well, good luck, then.
Josie: Are those for me?
Reuben: Oh, yeah, all of them. You've been getting real popular around here.
Josie: Yeah, well, throw them away.
Reuben: Well, let's just see what we got here, all right? Let's see, there's mama, there's Matt, there's mama, there's --
Josie: Reuben? Reuben? Reuben, I donít want to hear it.
Reuben: You know what? Everybody is going out of their mind worried about you.
Josie: Yeah, well, I just wish everyone would leave me alone.
Reuben: Ma told me that your mom came by and you didnít want to see her.
Josie: You know, that's another thing -- I wish that woman would mind her own business.
Reuben: Phone's ringing again. I'm willing to bet it's for you, too.
[Knock on door]
Reuben: I'll get it.
Josie: Oh, wait, wait.
Josie: Ask who it is.
Reuben: Oh -- ok, ok. Ahem.
[Disguised voice] who is it? This is Miss Watts' 6'7", 285-pound bodyguard. What you want, man?
Man: Tell her the country florist.
Reuben: [Normal voice] whoa! This is nice.
Man: Could you sign for these, please, Miss Watts?
Josie: No. No, I wonít.
[Phone stops ringing]
Reuben: She wonít because she sprained her wrist -- you know, playing ping-pong. That's a dangerous game, man. You donít play, do you?
Man: A little.
Reuben: Donít play. It's dangerous. I got a cousin -- he's done for life. Ok, there you go. Take it easy.
Josie: Why did you do that?
Reuben: Because. I mean, if somebody went through all the trouble to send it to you, the least you can do is --
Josie: Well, I donít even want to look at them.
Reuben: "Josie, I'm not giving up. Matt."
Sharlene: I would like to speak to my daughter, please.
Woman: You again? How many times do I have to tell you?
Sharlene: Please just go and get her.
Woman: Look, ever since she moved in, all I do is run up and down those stairs. I have lost three pounds trying to get her to take a call.
Woman: Look, I -- not that I mind that part. I mean, I'm wearing a size-12 skirt. I haven't worn a 12 since Angela was born --
Sharlene: Please, could you just tell her that it's urgent? This is her mother.
Woman: Lady, take it from me -- I've got six of my own, and believe me, when they donít want nothing to do with you, it's arrivederci roma. I've only got one who's still talking to me. You know, you donít see me banging my head against the wall.
Sharlene: But I just want -- I just --
Woman: Just try to back off!
John: Hey, Sharlene. Listen, if we leave now, we'll have some time to get to lunch before the trial. You tried to call again, didnít you?
Sharlene: Yeah, are you ready?
John: Yeah, I am, but you're not. This trial can wait.
Sharlene: Oh, John.
Cass: Miss Gallant, would you take a closer look, please?
Felicia: No, I donít need to.
Cass: This man, the one standing up, is the strongman, the man you saw in the hall of mirrors.
Felicia: No, he's not.
Morgan: Your honor, I object. How many times does the witness have to answer this question?
Cass: My client is under enormous stress, your honor. I beg the court's indulgence.
Judge: The court is at about the limit of its patience, Mr. Winthrop, but I will overrule the objection. Continue.
Cass: Miss Gallant?
Felicia: This is not the same man -- no!
[Judge pounds gavel]
Judge: Order. Order in this court!
Morgan: Your honor?
Judge: I will have order, please!
Cass: Felicia, what are you doing?
Derek: You're lying. What are you lying? I was there. I saw it!
[Judge pounds gavel]
Derek: Fanny, why are you lying? Stop!
Matt: You're sure that's chocolate chip?
Ada: That's what you ordered, isnít it?
Matt: Ok, well, not chocolate chip?
Ada: Why would I give you chocolate chip if you ordered chocolate chip?
Matt: Well, I thought maybe you misunderstood me, and Josie doesn't like anything too chocolaty, especially cheesecake, which is her favorite.
Matt: And since you already have the chocolate chip here, it could get kind of confusing.
Ada: Chill out.
Matt: I'm kind of wound up, huh?
Ada: Like a cheap clock.
Ada: Now, I know Josieís been hurt and you're very upset about it.
Matt: She wonít even talk to me. It's as if this whole thing with her mother is my fault.
Ada: Honey, you canít do her any good by turning into a raving maniac. You got to stay calm, cool, and collected. Ok?
Ada: The last thing that Josie needs is for you to be as upset as she is.
Matt: Mm-hmm, ok. Could you just get the cake, please? Now?
Ada: It'll be ready in two minutes.
Matt: Two minutes, ok. That's perfect. She should be getting the flowers right about now, and then the --
Ada: You sent her flowers?
Matt: Yeah. Oh, it's too much -- is it too much?
Ada: Boy, when you make up your mind to do something, you donít fool around.
Matt: Well, Mom says I take after you in that way.
Ada: Speaking of Mom --
Rachel: Hi. Matthew, I'm glad I tracked you down.
Ada: Well, I've got to track down your cheesecake. Remember, calm, cool, and collected -- hi, sweetie.
Matt: Calm, cool, collected. So, what'd you want to talk to me about?
Rachel: Well, want to have dinner with me?
Matt: I donít -- well, I donít really feel like having dinner.
Rachel: Oh, come on. We'll get your mind off your problems.
Matt: I want my mind on my problems, Mom.
Rachel: It'll be good for me.
Matt: Is Mac still upset?
Rachel: Of course he is. He's not talking to anybody, so I could really stand the company.
Matt: Well, sure, sure. It's -- I'm upset about Josie.
Rachel: Well, ok. We'll do our best to cheer each other up.
Matt: You're not too unhappy about this -- Josie and me breaking up?
Rachel: Honey, I didnít want it to end this way, believe me.
Ada: Your order, sir.
Matt: Did you check to make sure it's --
Matt: I'll check it.
Ada: You open that box and I'll charge you double.
Matt: I think I'll go now. Wish me luck.
Ada: Good luck, sweetheart.
Matt: I'll see you tonight.
Rachel: Ok. 7:00 here, ok?
Rachel: Donít be late. He'll be late.
Ada: He's a terrific young man.
Rachel: What was that about the cake?
Ada: He's trying to woo Josie back.
Rachel: Oh, trying too hard.
Ada: He loves her.
Rachel: She's made up her mind.
Ada: Well, she's very young.
Rachel: Or maybe she's doing the right thing.
Ada: Oh, I see. Now that Josie doesn't want to see Matthew anymore, she's suddenly developed deep insight?
Rachel: I didnít say that.
Ada: Yes, you did.
Rachel: I just think they're too young to be so serious about each other.
Ada: Your son is not giving up.
Rachel: He said that?
Ada: I admire him for it.
Rachel: I just hope he doesn't get hurt more than he already has been.
Ada: By Josie?
Rachel: By all of it.
Ada: You really want things to be over between Josie and Matt, donít you?
Sharlene: She wonít even talk to me.
John: She will.
Sharlene: Did you see that place?
John: A little dirt wonít hurt her.
Sharlene: John, all I want to do is make sure that she's all right!
John: She'll be fine.
Sharlene: Well, how do you know?
John: Because I gave the manager of the boarding house a couple of bucks. I asked her to look after Josie.
John: Do you mind?
John: You --
Sharlene: I donít mind, of course not. I just wish that I could take care of her.
John: I know. She'll be back.
Sharlene: I donít know --
John: Just give her some time to cool off. She'll realize how much she misses you.
Sharlene: No more crying.
John: Listen, there's nothing wrong with crying.
Sharlene: Yes, there is because it's not helping. Let's go, come on.
John: The trial can wait.
Sharlene: No. I want to be there for Jason. And besides, I have to face the good people of Bay City someday. It might as well be today.
Derek: Why are you doing this?
Stacey: Derek, please!
Felicia: I'm sorry.
Judge: Restrain that man!
Derek: Tell them!
Stacey: Sit down!
Derek: Tell them the truth!
Stacey: Will you sit down?
Derek: Fanny, tell them! Save yourself! Fanny, tell them!
Judge: Get him out!
Derek: Fanny, tell them!
Judge: Quiet. Order in this court.
[Judge pounds gavel]
Judge: This court will come to order. That means I want quiet and I want it now.
[Judge pounds gavel]
Cass: Your honor?
Judge: Mr. Winthrop?
Cass: I would like to request a recess in order to consult with my client.
Judge: And I will happily grant it. This court is recessed for 10 minutes.
[Judge pounds gavel]
Bailiff: All rise.
Cass: Over here.
Cass: Well -- would you like to explain this to me?
Felicia: I'm telling the truth.
Cass: What is the truth?
Felicia: He's not the man who was following me.
Cass: Derek isnít?
Mitch: Who was?
Cass: But you met with the man.
Mitch: Look, if it wasn't him, then why didnít you tell us then?
Felicia: I -- I was just hoping that -- that he was the one.
Cass: Oh, come on, Felicia.
Felicia: And when I saw him just now --
Cass: Everything was falling into place!
Felicia: I knew it wasn't him, Cass.
Cass: You're lying.
Felicia: I knew it. He wasn't the man.
Cass: You're lying to everybody and I donít understand why!
Felicia: Cass, please --
Cass: Let me tell you something -- if you'd like to get convicted for murder, you're doing a damn good job of seeing to it that it happens.
Josie: Oh. Why does he waste all his money?
Reuben: Josie. Come on, what you doing?
Josie: I donít want them.
Reuben: Josie, donít -- Josie -- you know, you're not making sense to me.
Josie: Well, I am to me.
Reuben: Josie, what's the matter with you, huh? I mean, you got this great guy, he's smart, he's rich, he's crazy about you, and you just walk the other way. I mean, just because somebody did something 20 years ago?
Josie: "Somebody"? That somebody happens to be my mother. And I donít want to talk about it.
[Knock on door]
Reuben: I'll get it.
Josie: Reuben, donít get it, ok? Reuben, please. Donít get the door.
Man: Hope you like balloons, Miss Watts.
Reuben: Yo, man, do I look like Miss Watts to you, huh?
Man: Hey, I donít know what you look like. I canít see from behind -- here.
Josie: Well, this -- balloons, flowers? This is crazy.
Matt: And chocolate chip cheesecake.
Cass: I canít believe you're doing this.
Felicia: It's just the way it is, Cass.
Cass: No, it's not the way anything is. You're cutting your throat and I donít know why.
Felicia: Do you think that I could get a drink of water, please?
Cass: No, not until I get some straight answers.
Mitch: Come on, Cass. Just hold it.
Cass: What do you mean, "hold it"? She just took a dive and I want to know why.
Mitch: Maybe he threatened her. Did he threaten you?
Felicia: No. No, he did not.
Cass: You're hiding something, aren't you?
Felicia: He's not the man, Cass.
Cass: You are hiding something.
Felicia: Cass, please.
Cass: All right, all right. If you wonít tell me the truth, I'll get it out of someone else. Where did that clown go?
Felicia: Cass, donít. Please donít do this.
Zack: Cass --
Cass: Excuse me, please.
Frankie: So that was your star witness, huh?
Cass: Get out of my way.
Frankie: You know what, counselor? A P.I. from a shopping mall could handle this case better than you.
Cass: You stuff it, sweetheart.
Rachel: What happened?
Cass: Donít ask, please.
Rachel: Russ, what are you doing here?
Russ: Well, I keep hoping that eventually I'll understand why she never told me.
Rachel: And why it still matters so much to you?
Russ: Rachel, I did love her. I simply couldn't handle her, that's all.
John: Excuse us.
Rachel: Russ, why donít you just stop trying to understand and start trying to forgive?
Stacey: I'm an attorney and he is my key witness. I want the handcuffs off him now!
Guard: He almost caused a riot!
Stacey: He did not. I was in there.
Guard: Sorry. Grizzly Adams stays right where he is, lady.
Stacey: Why did you have to handcuff him?
Guard: He could be charged with assault.
Stacey: You could be charged with denying a man his rights. Now, I want the cuffs off him now.
Guard: Canít do that.
Stacey: You cannot deny my client a witness who's vitally important to her case. This could be cause for a mistrial and your superiors would be none too happy with that.
Guard: She's got a point.
Stacey: I'm an officer of the court and I demand you release him into my custody right now.
Guard: It's on your head, lady.
Stacey: I take full responsibility. Take the cuffs off him and get out of here.
Guard: We'll be right outside.
Stacey: Fine. What happened?
Derek: I donít know, but I got to tell them. I got to help Fanny.
Stacey: Wait a second -- now, slow down.
Derek: Look, I -- I saw it all. She didnít kill him.
Stacey: I donít understand why she didnít identify you in court.
Derek: I told you -- I donít know!
Stacey: What happened when you spoke with her?
Derek: We talked.
Stacey: You talked for a long time. You were together for hours.
Cass: What the hell is going on here?
Derek: I'm going to be able to tell them what I know, right?
Stacey: Take it easy, Cass.
Cass: Felicia is protecting you for some reason. Why?
Stacey: Yelling is not going to do any good.
Cass: Something is going to do good around here and I donít give a damn what it is, but this guy is going to tell me what's going on!
Stacey: Cass, he will tell you. He will tell you. We all need to calm down a little bit.
Cass: I want the truth. You threatened her, didnít you? You told her to lie. You scared her to death.
Derek: Get off of me!
Stacey: Derek, wait! He
Reuben: Yo, I'm out of here.
Josie: Reuben, no. Donít -- donít go.
Matt: Reuben, go.
Reuben: Ok, I'll go. Send me some of that cheesecake.
Matt: Yeah, ok, Reuben.
Reuben: I'd appreciate it. You mind if I keep these?
Matt: Reuben, go.
Reuben: Ok, I'm gone. Later.
Matt: Bye. So, this is the infamous boarding room.
Josie: Look, I didnít invite you in here.
Matt: Pretty depressing --
Josie: I didnít ask for your opinion.
Matt: And it needs a paint job.
Josie: Matthew, take your flowers and go.
Matt: Your favorite dessert.
Josie: Look, a cheesecake and a bunch of flowers aren't going to make me change my mind.
Matt: You got a knife around here -- anything?
Josie: Would you get out of here. Would you stop ignoring me?
Matt: Not if you keep telling me to go.
Josie: Oh, you're not being fair.
Matt: I'm not being fair? Josie, I'm not being fair? And you are?
Josie: This is my place and if I want you to go -- you just canít come barging in here like this.
Matt: Yes, I can. Yes, I can. What I canít do is let you disappear from my life. Damn it. Hell of a view you got here. You pay more for the back alley side? I just saw a large rat crawl into somebody's window.
Matt: You scared of rats? Oh, no, of course not, and who cares if this is a lousy part of the neighborhood? I mean, who cares about safety?
Josie: Will you shut up? Shut up.
Matt: Not until I talk some sense into you.
Josie: I am -- I am -- I happen to be fine here.
Matt: Oh, that's a load of crap, Josie, and you know it.
Josie: Reuben says it's perfectly safe.
Matt: For Reuben. It's safe for Reuben!
Josie: I'm staying, Matt.
Matt: You're staying. Ok.
Matt: So am I.
Matt: Well, I'm not leaving you here alone. I'll sleep right in the chair.
Josie: No, you wonít.
Matt: Yes, I will. Oh, I wonít? Ok, I'll sleep on the floor.
Josie: It's over, Matt. Why canít you face it?
Matt: Why canít I accept that? Because I love you. Look at me. And you love me. Look me in the eye and deny it. I didnít think so.
Stacey: I'm sorry.
Cass: Not good enough.
Stacey: I know. I know.
Cass: Yeah. You should have told me about this meeting he had with Felicia.
Stacey: I donít understand what happened. Why would she deny recognizing him?
Cass: We're not going to find out from her.
Stacey: I could go after him. I could bring him back.
Cass: Forget it.
Stacey: He can still testify.
Cass: I donít see how.
Stacey: He was there at the hall of mirrors. He took the gun.
Cass: I canít put him on the stand now.
Stacey: Buy why not?
Cass: Because Felicia said he wasn't there. She's the only one who could have seen him. What do I do, say she was a liar?
Stacey: So what are you going to do?
Cass: Oh -- I donít know. What is there to do? I built my whole case around a witness that I canít even put on the stand.
Zack: Recess is over, you guys. The judge wants Cass back in court pronto.
Frankie: You guys would not believe what just happened. It was incredible. Winthrop's whole defense is right in the dumper. I mean, I almost felt sorry for the guy. And I would have, too, if he hadn't have been such a dog to you guys.
Sharlene: Frankie, what's holding things up?
Frankie: I donít know.
Zack: So does Cass have any idea of what he's going to do?
Bailiff: All rise.
Judge: Be seated, please. I assume your tardiness was unavoidable, Mr. Winthrop.
Cass: It was, your honor. My apologies to the court.
Judge: Carry on.
Cass: The defense recalls Felicia Gallant.
Judge: You are still under oath, Miss Gallant.
Felicia: Yes, sir.
Judge: Proceed, Mr. Winthrop.
Cass: Thank you. Miss Gallant, the night of the shooting, you saw a man dressed as the strongman.
Felicia: Yes, I did.
Cass: And this was the man who followed you into the hall of mirrors?
Cass: You fired at his image in the mirror. Isnít that correct?
Felicia: Yes, it is.
Cass: Now, before the recess, there was a man sitting here in court. I had him stand up. Was he similar in appearance to the strongman?
Felicia: Similar, yes.
Cass: So now, we have this strongman following you into the hall of mirrors and you're frightened?
Felicia: Very frightened.
Cass: For your life?
Felicia: I thought at the time that I was going to be killed.
Cass: So, you fired a warning shot in self-defense into the mirror several feet away and the body of Jason Frame fell through the mirror and you fainted, dropping the gun.
Felicia: That's exactly what happened.
Cass: All right. Now, is it possible that this man, this strongman -- is it possible that he could have taken the gun and removed it from the scene?
Morgan: Objection, your honor. Miss Gallant cannot testify as to what happened while she was unconscious.
Cass: How long were you unconscious, Miss Gallant?
Felicia: I'm not really sure. I would think several minutes, at least until you and Mitch found me.
Cass: Long enough for someone to have taken the gun?
Cass: Long enough for someone else to have replaced it with a murder weapon?
Felicia: Yes, I think so.
Morgan: Objection, your honor.
Judge: Sustained. Strike counsel's last two questions. You're treading on thin ice, Mr. Winthrop.
Cass: Miss Gallant, how loud was it at the party?
Felicia: It was very loud.
Cass: Was it loud enough to cover the sound of a shot being fired?
Felicia: Yes, I think so. In fact, it took several minutes before anyone even figured out what had happened.
Cass: So two shots could have conceivably been fired --
Cass: And they might not have been heard?
Judge: Sustained. Move on, Mr. Winthrop.
Cass: Miss Gallant, would you please tell the court exactly what happened between you and Jason Frame that night.
Felicia: Nothing happened.
Cass: Did you argue with him?
Cass: Did you struggle with him?
Cass: Did you fire at him at point-blank range?
Cass: Did you know he was behind the mirror?
Cass: Did you know he was even at the party?
Felicia: No, I did not.
Cass: Did you deliberately, in cold blood, murder Jason Frame?
Felicia: No. I didnít even know he was there, not until he was gone.
Cass: I have no further questions.
Morgan: Yes, your honor. Miss Gallant, can you please inform us as to your state of mind that night.
Felicia: "State of mind"?
Morgan: You were frightened, you say.
Felicia: Yes, I was frightened.
Morgan: And confused?
Felicia: Yes, I was confused.
Morgan: Now, when you fired at this strongman, can you be sure that it was the mirrored image that you were shooting at and not the man himself?
Felicia: An image, yeah, and then I realized it wasn't an image. It was Jason.
Morgan: Oh, you saw Jason Frame and then you fired at him?
Felicia: No, no, no. He -- he was behind the mirror. I never saw him.
Morgan: Until he was dead at your feet?
Morgan: You placed the gun in your purse before coming to the party. Is that right?
Felicia: Yes, I did.
Morgan: It didnít just accidentally turn up in your purse?
Felicia: No. I knew it was there.
Morgan: So then there was no confusion there, nor was there any confusion when you came to after having fainted. You saw the body and you confessed to shooting him. Is that right?
Felicia: I thought I had by accident.
Morgan: Did you think someone else had shot him?
Felicia: No, no, not then.
Morgan: Did you think there was another gun, another shot?
Felicia: Not then, I didnít.
Morgan: No, you didnít because you knew that you had your gun, you knew that you'd shot that, and you knew that you'd killed Jason Frame. You confessed to that.
Felicia: Yes, but I --
Morgan: At the time that you made your statement, did you happen to mention that you were confused?
Felicia: No, I --
Morgan: Now, as a matter of fact, I believe that the record states that you asked to make that statement. You then stated that you'd shot and killed Jason Frame.
Felicia: Yes, but --
Morgan: Is that right?
Felicia: I said at the time that it was an accident.
Morgan: It was only later after talking with your attorney that you actually recanted your statement.
Cass: Objection, your honor. Counsel is badgering the witness.
Judge: Sustained. Stick to what we know, Miss Graves.
Morgan: Yes, your honor. What we know is that Miss Gallant seems very confused right now, so I will ask her to clear it up for us once and for all. Did you or did you not shoot Jason Frame?
Felicia: I donít know.
Morgan: You donít know? What are we to take that to mean, Miss Gallant? We know you pointed the gun and you fired it, we know that Jason Frame was shot dead, and we know you confessed to it!
Felicia: I didnít kill him. I swear I didnít.
[Judge pounds gavel]
Matt: You do still love me. I knew it. I have missed you so much.
Josie: No. No, you have to -- you have to leave.
Josie: Because this will never work.
Matt: Josie, we love each other.
Josie: No, it'll just fall apart!
Matt: You never thought that before.
Josie: I didnít know what I know now.
Matt: What difference does that make?
Josie: You'll always -- you'll always wonder about me.
Matt: Oh, man, that is such a -- where do you get these ideas?
Josie: I am just like my mother!
Matt: Is that what you think?
Josie: It's what I know.
Matt: No! You are not just like your mother. You're not like anyone.
Josie: Would you let me go?
Matt: You're you!
Josie: Let go of me!
Matt: You're Josie, and I love you.
Josie: Let go of me!
Matt: Tell me. I love you.
Woman: Get your mitts off her, buddy.
Matt: Would you tell her to leave?
Woman: Nobody tells me to do anything.
Matt: Listen, we're having a discussion here. We happen to be little friends, ok?
Woman: I donít care of you're George and Barbara Bush. This is my establishment. I want you to get out.
Matt: What? Who do you think you are?
Woman: You want me to call the cops?
Matt: Huh. I'm not going to give up, Josie.
Woman: Look, honey, you can do anything you want in this room. Just try and keep it quiet, all right? Are you going to eat this?
Woman: There goes my diet.
Rachel: I'm so grateful Mac wasn't here to see what they did with Felicia.
Russ: Well, he's had a very rough week, I'm sure.
Rachel: With Iris? You bet.
Russ: Oh, boy. I know exactly what he's going through. You love someone for so long, and then you discover that she's not what you thought she was at all.
Frankie: I donít believe what is happening in there. I donít care how brilliant a lawyer he is, I donít see Winthrop pulling this one out.
John: The prosecutor really went after Felicia, didnít she?
Sharlene: All I could think about was when I was on the stand.
Frankie: Yeah, what good did it do him? Winthrop still doesn't have a case.
Sharlene: If only I'd known that Josie was here.
John: Come on, Sharlene, let's get out of here.
Frankie: Now, donít you worry about Josie. She's a good kid. Kids her age -- they just have to rebel a little bit.
Sharlene: I wish I could believe that's all it was, Frankie.
Frankie: You believe me, that's all it is. I know from personal experience. She'll come around.
John: Come on. We put in an appearance here, now let's go and find some nice quiet place and have dinner.
Frankie: Yeah. I think that's a good idea. There's only the summations left, and I donít even think they're going to get to that today.
John: Let's try the Paradise, see what Adaís cooking.
Sharlene: Yeah. Yeah, that'd be nice. We'll see you.
Frankie: You guys have a good time.
Frankie: See you later.
Zack: Look, you have got to get over this being angry with Felicia, Cass.
Cass: I thought she and I were in this together.
Zack: Well, the questioning went pretty well.
Cass: Pretty well? I couldn't get to the second gun, I couldn't get to the second shot. Derek is the only one who can testify to that, and Felicia wouldnít identify him.
Zack: Well, have you restructured your summation yet?
Cass: I'm trying.
Zack: Well, stop feeling sorry for yourself, hotshot, and win this thing. I want to go home. Get it cleaned up.
Bailiff: All rise.
Judge: Be seated, please. Are there any further witnesses, Mr. Winthrop?
Cass: No, your honor. The defense rests.
Judge: Prosecution may begin its summation.
Morgan: Ahem. Ladies and gentlemen, for the past few days, we have witnessed Mr. Winthrop try to throw up a classic smokescreen. Dismissing the facts, and attempting to pull a defense out of his hat. But there was nothing in his hat. All we heard were vague references to other suspects, to another gun, another shot, another man, another this, another that. No facts, no evidence, and certainly no proof. Well, the facts are these. On the night that Jason Frame was murdered, Felicia Gallant admitted to shooting him, she was there at the scene of the crime, the murder weapon was lying beside her, there were powder burns on her gloves, and there were witnesses, including officer of the Bay City police department. They saw Felicia Gallant stare down at the body of Jason Frame, saying, "I killed him."
Ada: I thought you guys would be at the trial.
Sharlene: We left.
Ada: I donít blame you. That must have been pretty rough.
John: Listen, Ada, we donít have reservations.
Ada: You donít need any, ever. How's this?
John: This is fine, thank you.
Sharlene: Thanks, Ada.
Ada: Make yourselves comfortable. And I'll get a couple menus.
John: Thanks a lot.
Sharlene: Thank you. I canít forget about Felicia. I canít get her off my mind.
Sharlene: The way she looked when Cass asked her if she'd killed Jason.
John: No, but all the evidence shows --
Sharlene: No, I know. I know, but I just -- I canít forget her face. Do you think it was possible that there was another shot? Do you think somebody else shot Jason?
Morgan: As to her testimony that it was an accident, that she did not fire at point-blank range, the evidence, as we have pointed out, proves otherwise. I submit that Felicia Gallant has been lying to protect herself. Her entire defense has been a fabrication, a fabrication which has changed weekly since she was arrested. However, the facts of the case have not changed. Felicia Gallant shot Jason Frame, and she shot him to death. I ask you, ladies and gentlemen of the jury, to find her guilty of murder in the second degree.
Judge: Mr. Winthrop?
Cass: Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, this has been a long, sometimes volatile, and very tiring trial, and I want to thank you for your patience, especially today, for the confusion you must have felt when my client failed to identify the strongman. But, ladies and gentlemen, Miss Gallant's doubt at that moment is proof of the kind of woman she is. She would not give you her word unless she was absolutely certain it was the truth. So when she tells you that she did not kill Jason Frame, you can believe that, too. I ask you to remember my opening statement. You must find Felicia Gallant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Beyond a reasonable doubt. And, oh, ladies and gentlemen, there are doubts. The prosecution has failed to establish even the shakiest of motives for such an act. The defense, on the other hand, has provided you with a number of witnesses who had clear reasons to want Jason Frame out of the way, who would have benefited from his death. And what about the means? The gun that Jason Frame gave to Felicia Gallant was one of a matching pair. What happened to the second gun? Did Jason Frame carry it with him that night to the party, only to have one of his enemies turn it on him, use it on him, and then switch it with the gun that Miss Gallant had while she was unconscious? You all saw the carousel horse -- our famous carousel horse -- and the corresponding lab report. You know it contains a hole in it. That is the only damage Felicia Gallant did with her gun that night. Ladies and gentlemen, you must concede that there is a very real possibility that someone else killed Jason Frame. And that is a reasonable doubt. Felicia Gallant is a very happily married woman with a brilliant career ahead of her. Why would she risk all of that to murder Jason Frame in cold blood? It makes no sense. This woman who tells nothing but the truth told you that she had no motive, no reason. The prosecution has not given us a reason. The prosecution has no eyewitness to the crime. The only thing the prosecution has presented is a thin string of circumstantial evidence. I've observed you men and women for several days now. And I honestly donít believe that any one of you can in clear conscience find Felicia Gallant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
John: No, no, I'm not saying that. I think, yes, I believe there may have been someone else who killed Jason, but --
Ada: Are you ready to hear the specials?
John: No, really, we're not. Could you give us a few more minutes?
Ada: Sure. You look these over and just call me when you are ready.
John: Thank you.
Ada: Oh. I see a familiar face or two. Excuse me. Hi.
Sharlene: I canít believe it.
Sharlene: Russ is here.
John: You want to leave?
Sharlene: Absolutely not. I donít care what Russ or anybody else thinks. Not when I'm with you. When I'm with you, I feel so strong.
John: Well, you are strong. Always have been.
Sharlene: I didnít know it till now. I think of you and look at you. I feel like I can handle anything.
Rachel: I'm glad I bumped into you. I could use the moral support.
Russ: Mac is not himself yet, is he? Huh. Iris -- she still knows how to hit below the belt. You know what? It's attention. That's exactly what it is. She needs so darn much attention, she'll do anything she can to get it.
Rachel: But Mac has been so good to her -- too good.
Russ: It isnít easy not to spoil a daughter. I try not to dote on Olivia, but there is this love between fathers and daughters.
Rachel: Iris doesn't know how to love, Russ.
Russ: I'm sure Mac will get past it.
Rachel: I hope so. He's so withdrawn now. He doesn't seem interested in anything.
Russ: You have the 25th anniversary of Cory Publishing coming up. There'll be a big celebration for that, wonít there?
Rachel: I know, but ever since the takeover, he hasn't been interested in the company. And now with this, he's even less interested. He wonít even talk about it.
Russ: That's awful. I mean, he started the company from scratch. He poured his whole soul into it.
Rachel: Iris has taken that all away from him by betraying him.
Russ: Well, is there anything -- do you want me to talk to him?
Rachel: Thanks. He's not talking to anybody. I just think it's going to take some time. Oh, here is my son.
Rachel: And he's almost on time. Hi, sweetie.
Matt: Sorry I'm late.
Rachel: It's all right.
Matt: Hi, Russ.
Russ: Hi, Matt. What's the matter with you? You look awful.
Matt: No, it's -- it's Josie. We haven't really been getting along ever since Sharlene gave her testimony.
Russ: Well, when you think about it, you discover something like that about your mother, it's bound to be a shock. I mean, I understand Josie. I know what she's going through. She's confused and she's frightened.
Matt: Yeah, but I love her.
Russ: Hey, she has just discovered that her mother's been lying to her for all this time. It's only natural now she thinks that her whole life is a lie.
Matt: That's exactly what she's been saying. How do you know so much about this?
Nicole: Well, I feel a lot better. I really think it swung our way.
Stacey: Yeah, I think Cass is really good. Donít you?
Felicia: He was so wonderful.
Mitch: It was great. It was a great summation.
Stacey: Yeah. And Morgan Graves -- she just didnít make a case.
Mitch: Well, you could see the jury actually thinking about what Cass had said.
Nicole: I just wish the whole thing had been what it seemed at first.
Stacey: What do you mean?
Nicole: An accident, with no one to blame. Jason got what he deserved. And Felicia shouldnít have to pay. She canít pay.
Felicia: Thank you, honey. You've been wonderful.
Mitch: Can I get anyone anything?
Stacey: No, thank you, nothing for me. As a matter of fact, I'm thinking of taking off. Nicole, are you ready?
Nicole: Yeah. I'll come with you. Oh, you must be exhausted, Felicia.
Felicia: I'm feeling a little numb right now.
Nicole: Well, you see that she gets into bed and rests, Mitch.
Mitch: Yes, I will take care of her.
Felicia: Thank you, both of you. It's wonderful to have good friends.
Stacey: I just wish I could understand what happened to Derek.
Felicia: He just wasn't the same man, that's all.
Stacey: Yeah, but I was so sure of it. Well, without his testimony, it doesn't matter. I think that the jury is going to decide to acquit you anyway.
Felicia: Well, we'll find out soon enough, wonít we?
Stacey: Well, get a good night rest.
Felicia: Oh, yes, I will, thank you.
Felicia: Yes, goodbye. Nicole, do me a favor. When you see Cass --
Felicia: Would you tell him thank you for everything?
Nicole: I will.
Nicole: Good night.
Felicia: Good night, honey. Thank you.
Nicole: You're welcome.
Felicia: Ok. I'll see you tomorrow.
Mitch: The jury believed you. I'm sure of it.
Felicia: Yeah, I know.
Cass: Who is it?
Derek: It's me.
Cass: And what the hell do you want?
Derek: You have to put me on the stand.
Cass: Huh. Yeah, well, you're too late.
Derek: Well, I have to tell them the truth about what happened.
Cass: Like I said, you're too late. The case has already gone to the jury.
Derek: What's that mean?
Cass: It means the talking is over and now the jury decides whether she's innocent or guilty.
Derek: But I could have told them. It would have been all over.
Cass: Yeah. You could have if you had just come to us at the beginning.
Derek: It's my fault, I know.
Cass: Well, it doesn't matter anymore.
Derek: Well, will the jury -- will they find her guilty?
Cass: I keep telling myself they wonít.
Derek: Is that what you really think?
Cass: What I really think is that it's quite possible they will.
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