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Cass: I'll take a half a dozen of your big ones, lady.

Caroline: My big ones?

Cass: Paintings, of course -- for a very big wall. Something with flowers in it, still life with a ballet dancer, bowl of fruit -- that sort of stuff.

Caroline: Spoken like a true connoisseur.

Cass: True, true. Did I catch you at a bad time?

Caroline: Oh, the worst possible time. It's been like a mob scene all day, a fire sale. But I think I can fit you in.

Caroline: What's wrong?

Cass: Certainly nothing with you, but my visit over here is not entirely social.

Caroline: Ah. You want to do business with me?

Cass: Oh, yes, I do. I'd like you to tell me about the art world --

Caroline: Mm-hmm.

Cass: And Lucas' connection to it.

Rachel: I'm afraid I heard you incorrectly. You came here for the red swan?

Lucas: I'm sorry. I phrased that badly. What I meant to say is I came by to see if you might be interested in selling the red swan.

Rachel: I'm not interested in the least.

[Doorbell rings]

Donna: Angela, I'll get it! I'm coming!

[Ring]

Donna: God, please let it be one of them. Oh. Hi.

Jake: Hi. Have you heard from Marley?

Donna: Nope, not a word.

Jake: Me either.

Donna: Not a word from Michael and not a word from Marley.

Jake: I donít understand this.

Donna: Every time the phone rings, I keep thinking it's going to be one of them.

Jake: This must be very hard for you. I'm sorry.

Donna: I'll be fine as soon as I find them.

Jake: Yeah.

Marley: Hello, Donna. Jake.

Amanda: I understand what you're saying, Ross.

Ross: But you disagree?

Amanda: Well, I donít think that it's a matter of agreeing or disagreeing.

Ross: I realize I'm not on neutral territory.

Amanda: I would've met with you at your office.

Ross: My office doesn't have a pool or a fresh breeze or the smell of roses. No, I'm glad that I invited myself over.

Amanda: Yeah, so am I.

Ross: Are you? I know most of you in the editorial staff donít like board members taking an active interest.

Amanda: Well, I'll entertain any suggestions that you might have, Ross.

Ross: I suggest that the thrust of these articles is all wrong.

Amanda: I know, that's what you said before. But could you be a little bit more specific?

Ross: They're too biased, slanted.

Amanda: Liberal?

Ross: "Brava's" mission is to report, not to be contentious.

Amanda: Oh, I think we stop far short of that.

Ross: This article on china, or that one there on the new constitutional amendment.

Amanda: Yes, what's wrong with these?

Ross: We want -- I think I speak for the majority of the board members here. We want "Brava" to be mainstream.

Amanda: Mainstream?

Ross: You start to take her side, you lose the other side. Circulation drops, revenues fall.

Amanda: Well, I appreciate your concern, Ross.

Ross: I'd like to start seeing some editorial changes right away.

Amanda: I will certainly take a long look at things.

Ross: I want us all to be in sync, Amanda.

Amanda: Well, that's I want, too, Ross, and I really think it'll work. I think "Brava" is going to be what everyone hopes it will be.

Ross: Objective?

Amanda: And profitable.

Ross: Love those black numbers.

Amanda: Well, I'm really very glad that you came over today, Ross.

Ross: Well, yes. I'll be looking forward to seeing the changes.

Amanda: And I'll be looking forward to seeing you at the next board meeting.

Ross: I can see myself out.

Amanda: Uh -- are you sure?

Ross: Oh, I remember this house well. Your father and mother threw some fabulous parties here. Good to see you, Evan.

Evan: Yeah, same here, Ross.

Amanda: What happened to you?

Evan: What do you mean?

Amanda: What do I mean? You were so quiet over there. I didnít hear a word from you. Did you get laryngitis or what?

Evan: I listened, Amanda.

Amanda: Oh. Well, it went pretty well, donít you think?

Evan: For whom?

Amanda: For me, for us, "Brava." I mean, Ross Gordon is really starting to be a pain in the neck, but I think it went pretty well.

Evan: It was a disaster, Amanda.

Caroline: Lucas.

Cass: He of the one name.

Caroline: And why the sudden interest in him?

Cass: Oh, it's not so sudden.

Caroline: Ah, you've never mentioned it before.

Cass: But I have now.

Caroline: Well, I'd like to know why.

Cass: Well, Feliciaís my best friend, and Lucas plays a major part in her life.

Caroline: And Felicia needs protecting?

Cass: I'd just like to know what he's all about.

Caroline: Why ask about his interest in art?

Cass: I've heard things.

Caroline: Such as?

Cass: He's a player.

Caroline: Well, he's no dabbler.

Cass: A heavyweight.

Caroline: He can handle himself with the big boys.

Cass: Tell me about it.

Caroline: My meeting with him -- Frankie told you.

Cass: I'd like to hear your version.

Caroline: Frankie of the big mouth.

Cass: Anything and everything.

Caroline: All right. I tried to interest him in some of my mural artists.

Cass: Did he buy?

Caroline: I wish he had because business is down. Way down.

Cass: Oh. Serious?

Caroline: What you Americans might call "tap city."

Cass: That's no fun.

Caroline: Oh, I wish I could get him as a client, get a few of his signatures on my checks.

Cass: But he wasn't interested in your newer artists?

Caroline: His primary interest is in more well-established types, well-known antiques.

Cass: Really? Antiques?

Caroline: Mm-hmm. He's got a fabulous collection. Why shouldnít he? It's a bull market. It's just going up and up and up and up and up.

Cass: Did he ever mention, or have you heard that he was interested, in acquiring a particular piece of sculpture called the red swan?

Caroline: The one that Mac left for Rachel?

Cass: Lucas did talk about it?

Caroline: Not to me, but it sounds like exactly the sort of piece he'd like to buy.

Cass: If Rachel would sell.

Caroline: That's not a consideration.

Cass: Why do you say that?

Caroline: Lucas is the kind of man who gets whatever he wants.

Lucas: Rachel, if you'd just give a moment, I'm prepared to make a very, very generous offer.

Rachel: You may make any offer you like. The red swan is not for sale.

Lucas: I understand your feelings.

Rachel: Do you? The red swan was the last gift my husband gave me.

Lucas: I know, that's why I came here.

Rachel: Well, now I'm afraid I donít follow.

Lucas: Well, sometimes an object can serve as a painful reminder --

Rachel: This isnít a painful reminder.

Lucas: Well, good. I'm glad to hear that.

Rachel: Even if I wanted to get rid of it, I would never let you have it.

Lucas: Oh?

Rachel: I'm very aware of how valuable you were to Iris' campaign.

Lucas: I did very little, Rachel.

Rachel: Enough to install her as president of Cory Publishing.

Lucas: The board voted her in. I'm not on the board.

Rachel: No. But if my sources are accurate, you made sure you got to every one of them.

Lucas: The last thing I wanted to do is make an enemy of you. If I thought I was risking that, I would --

Rachel: Oh, please.

Lucas: I wanted us to be friends.

Rachel: I'm afraid you've made that impossible.

Lucas: I'm sorry to hear that.

Rachel: I donít intend to do anything to help you, Mr. Lucas, certainly not helping you to build up your art collection.

Lucas: Appreciate your honesty.

Rachel: And now I think it's time for you to go.

Lucas: Rachel, never say never. It's such a long time.

Stacey: Derek. You startled me.

Derek: Sorry. I didnít mean to interrupt, but you were really into what you were doing.

Stacey: Yeah, well, this is my speech for court. It's the closing argument in Jamieís custody case.

Derek: Maybe you ought to say it a little louder next time.

Stacey: No, it's just that I need to hear it in my head so that I know what I'm saying makes sense. You know, it's not like I need to hear my own voice! That's not the important thing.

Derek: All right, look, I was just kidding. It was a bad joke. I'm sorry.

Stacey: Oh, I'm sorry. I donít mean to be snapping at you like that. It's just I'm a nervous wreck over this whole thing and I donít even --

Derek: Nervous wreck about what?

Stacey: About the case! About Jamie losing Steven! What do you think? What else could it be? I'm sorry. I did it again, didnít I?

Derek: Yeah.

Stacey: It's been a bad day.

Derek: That's ok.

Stacey: It's just that I donít know what I'm doing. I mean, usually I am thoroughly prepared, and this time I feel like there's something missing --

Derek: Stacey --

Stacey: Something that I just haven't figured out!

Derek: Stacey --

Stacey: And these cases are so unpredictable that anything can happen!

Derek: Why are you doing this?

Stacey: Doing what? I'm just trying to --

Derek: You canít even look me in the eye.

Stacey: Of course I can look you in the eye.

Derek: Yeah, well, maybe you just donít want to.

Jake: God, I am glad you're back.

Marley: Donít.

Donna: Darling, we're so relieved to see you. I was worried sick.

Jake: Yeah, that's what I came over here to see Donna about -- to find out if she'd talked to you.

Donna: Why didnít you tell us where you were?

Marley: I decided to keep it a secret. That's the love women's trademark, isnít it?

Jake: I'm glad you're home.

Marley: It's important that I be here now, Jake.

Jake: What do you mean?

Marley: Donna, could you please give us some time alone?

Donna: Yes, of course. Whatever you want.

Jake: Sure, why donít we -- why donít we go home and we can talk there, all right?

Marley: No.

Donna: You can have privacy right here. I'm going to go out anyway. I was just going to pop over to the Coryís' to visit with --

Marley: Steven? You can say his name now, Donna. I've come to terms with what Steven represents. Actually, I've come to terms with a lot of things.

Donna: Right. Well, I'll go, then. Baby I want to talk to you when I get back.

Marley: Well, I'll be here.

Donna: I've missed you terribly.

Jake: You look different.

Marley: Do I?

Jake: I -- I mean, you look beautiful but different. I like it. It's -- it's just different.

Marley: The changes go further than this, Jake.

Jake: Well, I hope they donít go too far because I love you just the way you are.

Marley: I've done a lot of thinking since I've been away, and I've made a lot of important decisions about my life. I think it's time you know what they are.

Catherine: You're back.

Lucas: What are you doing back here, Catherine?

Catherine: I wanted to pick up where we left off.

Lucas: Left off?

Catherine: You did say something about later.

Lucas: Catherine, I am your employer. And these are working hours.

Catherine: That never stopped you before. How did the quest for the red swan go?

Lucas: How do you know I went to see Rachel Cory?

Catherine: Lucky guess. Mission accomplished?

Lucas: She's not selling.

Catherine: You're kidding.

Lucas: Do I look like I'm kidding?

Catherine: You -- I just canít believe you are taking no for an answer. You never have in the past.

Lucas: What is that supposed to mean?

Catherine: Nothing.

Lucas: Catherine, what is that supposed to mean?

Catherine: There have been several art thefts since you came to Bay City, Lucas.

Lucas: I'm getting damned tired of your innuendos and your presumptions!

Catherine: I didnít mean anything.

Lucas: You think this is worth securing your position?

Catherine: Hey, I was only joking.

Lucas: It's not funny, not near funny.

Catherine: I'm sorry, Lucas, really.

Lucas: I'm not interested in your apologies. I want you out of here, gone.

Catherine: All right.

Lucas: Permanently.

Catherine: What?

Lucas: You're fired. What are you doing here?

Amanda: A disaster?

Evan: With a capital D.

Amanda: I handled Ross Gordon.

Evan: Did you?

Amanda: You are the one that's always telling me to pick my battles --

Evan: That's right.

Amanda: Not to be fighting Iris at every turn.

Evan: Mm-hmm.

Amanda: Well?

Evan: We're not talking about Iris.

Amanda: Ross Gordon voted her in!

Evan: Because he's a member of the board, which means his responsibility to this company is to make sure that it turns a profit.

Amanda: Of course.

Evan: Not to be involved in the editorial process.

Amanda: I never promised him anything.

Evan: Well, you made him think that he was involved.

Amanda: All right, since you know so much, what would you have done?

Evan: I guess I would've turned to him, I'd look him right in his eye, and said, "Ross Gordon, why donít you take a flying leap."

Amanda: Sorry, that isnít my style.

Evan: It's not a question of style, Amanda. It's a question of who's in control. Excuse me.

Amanda: So you're saying that I didnít show him that I was in control, is that it?

Evan: Flying leap.

Amanda: And suppose he would've turned around and said the exact same thing to me?

Evan: Well, then you go to the chairman of the board, who just happens to be your mother.

Amanda: Or he could take it to the president of the company that just happens to be Iris.

Evan: You canít back down, Amanda. He was way out of line and you let him get away with it.

Amanda: I donít think that I did!

Evan: We're talking about big business here, and when there's big business, there's dirty business, which means there's somebody just waiting to take you downtown.

Amanda: Oh, I know that. Iris taught me.

Evan: Well, then you've got to fight for what you got or you're going to lose it!

Amanda: I do fight! I fight in my own way.

Evan: I donít think Ross Gordon got that, Amanda.

Amanda: Why are you saying this?

Evan: Because it's true. I donít think you got what it takes to win.

Amanda: You know, sometimes you can be so infuriating.

Evan: Why? Because I speak the truth?

Amanda: Evan, take a flying leap.

Evan: What?

Amanda: You see? I can fight if I want.

Evan: That's more like it.

Amanda: You set me up, didnít you?

Evan: Bigtime. Wham!

Stacey: No.

Derek: "No," what?

Stacey: I do want to look at you.

Derek: Well, that's good because I really want to look at you.

Stacey: I'm sorry. I'm really sorry.

Derek: Hey, instead of us being sorry, why donít we talk about it?

Stacey: This case is really getting to me, that's all.

Derek: Uh-huh.

Stacey: I just hate it. Here I am, representing Jamie in a custody battle. I was a mother. I know what it would be like for her to lose her only baby.

Derek: But that's not up to you, is it?

Stacey: Yes, it is! There is something that I can do that almost will certainly guarantee that we'll win the case, and it's a lousy trick.

Derek: And this is your call, whether you do it or not?

Stacey: Yes. It's pictures. I could have an investigator take pictures of her, and they would be what you would call compromising pictures.

Derek: Oh. Hmm.

Stacey: Look, attorneys do this kind of thing all the time. Please donít think badly of me.

Derek: Stacey, I could never think badly of you.

Stacey: It's playing dirty is what it is. But there's a lot at stake here and I -- I'm protesting too much, obviously.

Derek: It's your job. You'll do what you have to do.

Stacey: And I will. Jamie has to win this case.

Derek: You two are real close.

Stacey: Yeah, years ago.

Derek: Yeah, before Mark.

Stacey: Years ago. It was a long time ago.

Derek: You donít want to talk about it.

Stacey: No, I can talk about anything with you.

Derek: Well, that's good. I'm glad you feel that way.

Stacey: Well, can you talk about anything with me?

Derek: Stacey --

Stacey: Ok, all right, all right. You donít have to answer that question.

Derek: Well, why wouldnít I want to answer it?

Stacey: See, that is the difference between you and me. You donít back down from things. You take risks.

Derek: What, and you donít?

Cass: 12th century?

Caroline: Carved in jade for the sultan. And stolen from his palace by Richard the Lionheart. Well, that's -- that's according to legend.

Cass: And it's in Lucas' collection?

Caroline: I've heard rumors.

Cass: It must be worth --

Caroline: A fortune.

Cass: It doesn't make sense.

Caroline: What doesn't?

Cass: You've been describing the most incredible pieces to me.

Caroline: Well, only as they've been described to me. I've never seen them.

Cass: And Lucas owns them?

Caroline: Well, he's certainly not renting them.

Cass: A collection of this magnitude.

Caroline: But it's only hearsay. I've never met anyone who's actually seen them firsthand.

Cass: Yeah, but all this talk must have some basis in fact.

Caroline: If half of it is true, it's a world-class collection.

Cass: A kid from Gold Street.

Caroline: What?

Cass: Well, in less than 10 years or so, Lucas has put together this fantastic collection.

Caroline: Right.

Cass: And the price of art has shot up dramatically in the past few years.

Caroline: Well, that's why I'm in the business.

Cass: And Lucas' resources are quite considerable.

Caroline: He ain't poor.

Cass: But the supply is not limitless.

Caroline: What are you getting at?

Cass: Even if money were no object --

Caroline: Mm-hmm?

Cass: The pieces that he's collected donít crop up every day.

Caroline: Hardly.

Cass: It takes time for them to show up in the market.

Caroline: Yes.

Cass: And yet Lucas put this stuff together as if he had ordered it from a catalog.

Caroline: If you keep your ears open --

Cass: No. It's more than that.

Caroline: What more?

Cass: You tell me. Caroline, I think there's something that you donít want to talk about.

Caroline: I know nothing about Lucas specifically, but I do know something about the art world.

Cass: Yes?

Caroline: There's one side -- impeccable museum acquisitions, -publicized auctions, everything legit.

Cass: Talk to me about the other side.

Caroline: Unpublicized acquisitions.

Cass: Unpublicized?

Caroline: Mm-hmm.

Cass: In other words, the collectors simply acquire pieces of art with no questions asked?

Caroline: Cash gets you silence.

Cass: Just so I know that we're on the same track, we're talking stolen art here?

Caroline: Art that appears from nowhere with an invented history. And the buyers know the score. They donít care.

Cass: You seem to be very acquainted with the ins and outs.

Caroline: Well, donít jump to any conclusions.

Cass: Wouldnít dream of it.

Caroline: All I know is from secondhand from other dealers.

Cass: The ones who donít care how legitimate their acquisitions are?

Caroline: Most of us are on the up-and-up.

Cass: I know that.

Caroline: And so are most of the collectors.

Cass: Of course.

Caroline: I've never dealt in stolen art myself. All I know is just what I've heard and what I've read.

Cass: And you've heard that Lucas has had dealings in stolen artworks?

Caroline: No.

Cass: But you think it? You have a feeling?

Caroline: It wouldnít surprise me.

Frankie: I --

Lucas: No.

Frankie: No?

Lucas: Wait. You were just leaving, weren't you, Catherine?

Catherine: You --

Lucas: Goodbye.

Frankie: I came at a really bad time, huh?

Lucas: Now, what are you doing here?

Frankie: I came to bring you this.

Lucas: What is it?

Frankie: An updated report on my search for your daughter.

Lucas: This is an update?

Frankie: That's right.

Lucas: There's nothing new here.

Frankie: That's why I made a decision. I quit. This is the first time I can remember

Lucas: You quit?

Frankie: As of now.

Lucas: May I ask why?

Frankie: Look at that report. There are hardly any new leads, no breaks.

Lucas: You're frustrated.

Frankie: I quit.

Lucas: It's no reason to quit. You got to keep on plugging.

Frankie: Oh, it's not just this case. It's the whole crummy world of private investigation.

Lucas: Yeah, I'm sure it can be pretty tiresome.

Frankie: Oh, all that waiting around and looking through keyholes? I'm not cut out for it.

Lucas: What are you cut out for?

Frankie: Something with substance.

Lucas: Substance?

Frankie: Well, Cass -- Cass doesn't take me seriously. He thinks I'm some kind of a kook or something.

Lucas: Hmm. And you want him to take you seriously?

Frankie: Well, I want someone to. I want to -- I want to learn. I want to find a situation with someone -- like a mentor, you know?

Lucas: Yeah, I think I do.

Frankie: Someone brilliant, someone who can mold me.

Lucas: Mold you?

Frankie: Yes, a job that can utilize my talents.

Lucas: Hmm. Good luck.

Frankie: Thank you. Same to you. Good luck finding your daughter.

Lucas: Thank you. How are your secretarial skills?

Frankie: I can type 60 words a minute. I can transcribe from tape, file. Why do you ask?

Lucas: I'm looking for someone.

Frankie: Really?

Lucas: Yes, someone good who can -- who can work with me in Bay City.

Frankie: Well, it sounds like a terrific opportunity.

Lucas: Um -- I donít know how long this job is going to last.

Frankie: Well, I'm not looking for anything long-term, necessarily.

Lucas: Ok, I'll only pay what I think you're worth. If you want it, the job is yours.

Frankie: Well, let me think about this for a moment. Uh -- it seems that I am between engagements at the moment, so I think a temporary job with you would turn out to be fine.

Lucas: Settled.

Frankie: You know, this could be great for both of us.

Lucas: We'll see.

Donna: Steven is such a bright child. He's so friendly, too.

Rachel: Yes, he certainly is that.

Donna: You know he actually recognized me?

Rachel: Well, of course he would. You're his grandmother.

Donna: Oh, I loathe that word. Do you?

Rachel: Depends on what kind of mood I'm in.

Donna: Well, I use it as seldom as possible.

Rachel: I'm glad you enjoyed your visit with him.

Donna: The best part about it was that look of recognition on his face. He put his little arms around my neck and then he gave me that great, big smile.

Rachel: Yes, there's nothing like a toothless grin.

Donna: Frankly, I'm surprised that Steven is in such good spirits.

Rachel: Why?

Donna: Well, he has been taken away from his mother.

Rachel: He's with his father, and his father's family is not lacking for attention.

Donna: Well, you canít substitute a mother's affection, Rachel. You ought to know that.

Rachel: My son is a very caring and attentive father.

Donna: It's not the same. Victoria gave birth to the child. She nursed him from the day that he was born.

Rachel: Please, Donna. Why donít you save this for court.

Donna: Right. I guess I'll have to. Um --

Rachel: Did you forget something?

Donna: No, I just was wondering if Michael had called or come by to see Steven.

Rachel: Not that I know of.

Donna: Oh. Oh, well.

Rachel: Is there a problem?

Donna: No, no. Uh -- this is a lovely piece. I just love this piece.

Rachel: Mac gave it to me.

Donna: Yes, I know. It must mean a great deal to you.

Rachel: It does.

Donna: You donít just leave it sitting around like this, do you?

Rachel: Yes, as a matter of fact, I do.

Donna: Rachel, are you out of your mind?

Jake: Marley, any decisions you've come to --

Marley: Are all right with you?

Jake: Yes, they are.

Marley: How generous.

Jake: I mean it. The important thing is that you came back home. We will work through this. Honey, I love you, and you love me.

Marley: That's true. I have loved you since the first time I met you.

Jake: The very first time I laid eyes on you, I knew we belonged together.

Marley: I was even willing to take you away from a sister I had just gotten to know.

Jake: What are you getting at?

Marley: Vicky and I were having difficult times then, but I thought it was worth it. I thought that once you and I got married, nothing could come between us.

Jake: And nothing should have.

Marley: But it did. Or, should I say, she did.

Jake: The only reason that happened, Marley, is because I missed you.

Marley: That's what I said, and so I came back to you. And I forgave you, eventually, because I loved you. And because in spite of everything, I wanted to live the rest of my life with you.

Jake: And that is the only thing I want, honey. I want to spend the rest of my life with you.

Marley: And so we got back together. And despite all of our problems trying to have a child, I still once again believed that nothing could ruin what we had.

Jake: Marley --

Marley: And then I learned that you slept with Vicky and that you might be Stevenís father.

Jake: Would you just let me talk for a second?

Marley: No, Jake, you've talked long enough. It's my turn now. You see, the most shocking thing of all is that I ended up going along with you. I was actually willing to take Steven away from my own sister.

Jake: We thought he was my son. You wanted a baby!

Marley: You should've heard the things I said to her. Terrible things. Lies that you made me believe.

Jake: I just --

Marley: You just wanted Steven any way at all. And I, having lost my mind by that point, not to mention my sense of decency, helped you.

Jake: Donít do this.

Marley: I was willing to take my sister's child away from her because of you.

Jake: But, honey, we didnít. It didnít happen.

Marley: No, because Jamie turned out to be Stevenís father, thank God. And now Vicky doesn't talk to me anymore, and Jamie has temporary custody of her son. How much of that happened because of what you put her through, what you put us all through?

Jake: I thought he was my son. I would do the same thing again.

Marley: And that's when this horrible realization came to me. I realized that I was willing to do anything you wanted me to do. No matter how wrong I thought it was, I put your needs first. And that is something I will never do again.

Donna: Surely you've heard?

Rachel: About your vase?

Donna: My Ming vase, Iris' Winslow Homer.

Rachel: Yes, I have heard.

Donna: Well, how can you be so cavalier about this, especially this particular piece?

Rachel: I treasure it because Mac gave it to me, Donna.

Donna: Well, is it at least insured?

Rachel: No.

Donna: Have you had it appraised?

Rachel: No, I havenít.

Donna: Well, Rachel, you've got to do that immediately.

Rachel: Well, I just hadn't gotten around to it.

Donna: I know you donít want to lose it.

Rachel: Of course I donít. You're absolutely right. I will do that.

Donna: You know, you just canít be too careful about things -- anything these days.

Rachel: True.

Donna: All right, well, I'll call you during the week.

Rachel: Thank you for your concern.

Donna: Oh, certainly. I'm glad to help

Rachel: And I hope whatever's going on with you and Michael -- I hope that's resolved.

Donna: I didnít say anything was going on.

Rachel: Oh. Sorry. I guess I assumed.

Donna: No, everything's fine.

Rachel: Good.

Donna: Give Steven a kiss for me.

Rachel: Mm-hmm.

Stacey: No, I donít take any risks.

Derek: But you already have with me. You know, people never much used to bother with me, and that was fine. That's how I liked it. Until you.

Stacey: It was pretty easy to bother with you.

Derek: No, but somebody like you -- getting involved, becoming friends with a guy from the street.

Stacey: Oh, come on. It's not where you're from, it's who you are.

Derek: Yeah, you said that once before.

Stacey: I remember that I said it.

Derek: Yeah, but I am from the street. And you're from this, you know -- social register, money, family, education.

Stacey: So what are you saying?

Derek: That you do take risks, in a different way.

Stacey: Is that all you're saying?

Derek: Well, I donít know. Well, yeah. I mean, sometimes there is, I think, something else going on here, you know?

Stacey: Like what?

Derek: That I think maybe that you became my friend to get as far away as you possibly could from who you are.

Stacey: Oh, come on. That doesn't make any sense.

Derek: Maybe not, but that's what I think.

Stacey: I'm not trying to get away from my past if that's what you're saying.

Derek: I didnít say anything about your past.

Stacey: No, I guess you didnít.

Derek: So I guess maybe you're thinking about it, huh?

Stacey: Maybe -- maybe because --

Derek: Jamie?

Stacey: His son, Steven, and Vicky -- no matter what kind of woman she is, it's still mother and child. And I can feel her loss and her pain.

Derek: I wish I could help.

Stacey: You have. I mean, you do. And I apologize for the way I acted before. I didnít --

Derek: It was my own fault for coming by while you were working. I just wanted to see you and see how you were doing.

Stacey: I'm glad you came by.

Derek: Yeah. Well, I'll be taking off now.

Stacey: Derek, wait.

Derek: I'd like to come by. Later tonight, maybe?

Stacey: I'd like that, too.

Cass: You've been a very big help.

Caroline: I wish I could've done more.

Cass: Let me take you out to dinner tonight.

Caroline: Tonight?

Cass: Yes, to thank you properly.

Caroline: Oh, I'm sorry. I've got another appointment.

Cass: All night?

Caroline: Maybe.

Cass: Who is this intruder?

Caroline: I'll tell you what I'll do. Get me your number, and I'll reach you wherever you're going to be.

Cass: I could starve to death waiting by a telephone.

Caroline: I wouldnít do that to you.

Cass: No? What would you do to me?

Caroline: I'll try and reach you later.

Cass: Am I being dismissed?

Caroline: Of course not. Bye.

Amanda: I thought you were going home.

Evan: Well, Hilda said she could salvage the suit, so I said -- well, actually, I told her I tripped on something.

Amanda: Is it ruined?

Evan: Well, I think it's seen better days.

Amanda: I'm sorry.

Evan: Donít be.

Amanda: Oh, I am. I swear.

Evan: Donít apologize.

Amanda: Whoa, are you kidding? That was at least a $30 suit.

Evan: Oh, that's very funny, Amanda.

Amanda: And then your tie and shoes? I really am sorry.

Evan: No, do not apologize for fighting back.

Amanda: I never do. You did get me mad.

Evan: Well, that was my intention.

Amanda: Thanks.

Evan: You learned a valuable lesson today, Amanda.

Amanda: A lesson, huh?

Evan: Yeah. And believe me, the suit was well worth it. And by the way --

Amanda: What?

Evan: That suit cost over $1,000, so you can make the check payable -- or cash would be fine.

Amanda: Donít hold your breath.

Evan: You did learn a very valuable lesson.

Amanda: Do I know this lesson, or is this just you?

Evan: No, you learned to stand up for yourself.

Amanda: That's the lesson?

Evan: Have the courage to face your convictions.

Amanda: I have lots of courage.

Evan: Don't be afraid to act on them.

Amanda: I'm not afraid of anything.

Evan: Huh. I'd like to believe that.

Amanda: Well, you just haven't seen me in action yet.

Evan: Yeah? That's going to come?

Amanda: Yes. Iris is going to slip up soon.

Evan: Well, if you really want to get her, if that's what you really want to do, you can do it and you canít lose.

Amanda: Hmm. So if I believe in something, I canít lose, huh? You really -- you really follow that?

Evan: Yes, I do, Amanda.

Amanda: Ok, then how about a wager?

Evan: Talk to me.

Amanda: Five laps of the pool.

Evan: Five laps of the pool lengthwise.

Amanda: This is going to be like taking candy from a baby.

Evan: What kind of candy do you like, little girl? Talk to me. What's the wager?

Amanda: All right. Ok, let's say that the loser has to write the union contracts that are due this month.

Evan: All of them?

Amanda: Well, let's see. There's about 14 that need rewritten, at 40 pages apiece. That's, oh, about several hundred pages. What do you say?

Evan: Five laps, huh? Hmm.

Amanda: Lengthwise.

Evan: All right, you're on.

Amanda: Go!

Frankie: The money is fine. I wonít be buying a country house with it, but it's -- it's fine.

Lucas: Well, I told you it wasn't going to be a real high-paying position.

Frankie: Look, it's ok. It's more than ok. It's a swell opportunity.

Lucas: Well, good. Well, I wonít keep you.

Frankie: Well, you're not keeping me. I'm not doing anything.

Lucas: Welcome aboard.

Frankie: Yes. I -- I did want to say one more time how much I am really excited about working with you. I -- I'm just really excited, and I'm repeating myself. I donít often do that. It's just that I'm so --

Lucas: Excited.

Frankie: Right.

Lucas: Listen -- oh, did I mention that this isnít going to be like a regular job?

Frankie: Not regular?

Lucas: Well, I mean, it's going to be on call 24 hours a day.

Frankie: Oh.

Lucas: My business is going worldwide, and I get calls 24 hours a day. I hope the hours wonít be too much for you.

Frankie: Oh, hey, hey, the hours are not a problem at all. I was just wondering, though, if you could be a little bit more specific about what it is I'll be doing?

Lucas: Well, I think we'll go into that a little later, ok?

Frankie: Ok.

Lucas: Just glad you're here. I'm sure this will be good for both of us.

Frankie: I think so, too.

Lucas: Bye-bye.

Frankie: Bye-bye.

Jake: I never wanted you to do that.

Marley: Oh, yes, you did. That's why you liked me.

Jake: What are you talking about?

Marley: You knew I was insecure, weak --

Jake: No.

Marley: The type of woman you could push around.

Jake: That's not true.

Marley: Unlike my sister.

Jake: The reason I fell in love with you, Marley, is because you're the most --

Marley: Because I was a fool!

Jake: Donít say that!

Marley: You wanted to call the shots, Jake. And you did. Because you knew that I wouldnít give you any problems.

Jake: This is crazy, Marley. You donít know what you're talking about.

Marley: I have never been clearer about anything in my entire life. I know what I need to do, Jake. And it's time that you knew it, too.

Jake: Knew what?

Marley: I'm leaving you. I'm getting a divorce.

Caroline: You're here. I was surprised to get your call. Why did we have to meet secretly? Oh, my God! I never believed -- I never believed it was you!

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