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Another World Transcript Tuesday 8/23/05
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Matt: Oh --
Vicky: Hi, Matt.
Matt: Thank you. I was just upstairs. Steven's asleep.
Vicky: Yes, I know that. I put him to bed.
Vicky: I'm waiting for Jamie, all right?
Matt: No problem.
Vicky: I'm sorry. It's just that we're meeting a divorce mediator here today.
Matt: A divorce what?
Vicky: It's a great idea, don't you think? Courts make it very simple for a couple to break up. It's very considerate of them.
Matt: Sorry things turned out so badly.
Vicky: Me, too.
Matt: How come you're in such a hurry to get a divorce?
Vicky: It's your brother's idea. Have the meeting today, get the papers in no time. It's very simple. Painless.
Matt: But it isn't.
Vicky: It wasn't supposed to be this way, Matt.
Stacey: "The good warrior never enters onto the battlefield to fight, but to right a wrong."
Frankie: How you doing, Stace?
Stacey: I'm ok.
Frankie: I wanted you to know that I would be here for the hearing today, in case you needed a cheerleader or something.
Stacey: Well, thanks a lot. That's very nice of you.
Frankie: Think you'll be able to get the judge to change the decision about Derek's bail?
Stacey: Well, that's what I'm trying to do. Heard anything new on Lucas?
Frankie: Cass tell you about the bankbook?
Stacey: Yeah, I heard about that. He's having some financial trouble.
Frankie: Well, that's all we've got for now, I'm sorry to say. It could mean something.
Stacey: Or it could mean nothing.
Frankie: I'm not giving up, Stacey.
Stacey: This is all wrong, Frankie. I shouldn't be preparing for a bail hearing. Derek shouldn't be accused of anything.
Frankie: I know.
Stacey: His future is at stake right now. And if Lucas is the one behind all of this, then I can't watch Derek take the fall for him. I won't.
Derek: I'm not expecting anybody.
Derek: What the hell are you doing here?
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Vicky: So, how does it feel to be back in boring Bay City?
Matt: Oh -- well, it's not that boring.
Vicky: Oh, come on, after a summer in New York City?
Matt: No. I found Josie, and we're together, and --
Vicky: I'm happy for you, Matt.
Vicky: Your family doesn't seem to mind.
Matt: Mind? Mind what?
Vicky: A girl from the wrong side of the tracks going after a rich boy like you in a mansion like this? Rings a familiar bell.
Matt: No, it's not really like that.
Vicky: The only difference is that Josie's not a slut! Oh -- God, I'm being a jerk. Hey, I'm really sorry. You've always been nice to me, Matt.
Matt: Well, I like you.
Vicky: Guess I'm not used to that feeling.
Matt: Why not?
Vicky: You wouldn't understand.
Matt: Go ahead, try me.
Vicky: Matt, you wouldn't understand because you've never had to fight for acceptance of people you care about.
Matt: You have to do that?
Vicky: All the time.
Matt: Vicky, I don't think you have to fight as hard as you think you do.
Vicky: You think? Everything I have ever cared about has been taken away from me.
Matt: You mean Steven?
Vicky: And Jamie. And others before that. I've lost a lot, Matt.
Matt: Well, I know that it seems that way to you --
Vicky: It is that way.
Vicky: Do you think I'm a bad person?
Matt: Honestly. I just told you I liked you, didn't I?
Matt: You're strong.
Vicky: You like that?
Matt: I think -- I think that was good for Jamie. He needs -- he needs someone to keep him on his toes.
Vicky: That's one way of looking at it.
Matt: I mean, Jamie's a serious guy. You made him happy. You made him laugh.
Vicky: For a while, anyway.
Matt: Let me ask you a question. Would you do it again?
Vicky: What, marry Jamie?
Vicky: When I saw Jamie, I thought he was my answer to everything. Never fought for anything like I fought for him. And when he found out Steven was coming, he married me. Steven made this happen, and now Steven stands to lose the most.
Vicky: Right on time.
Jamie: Mr. Ives, this is my wife.
Vicky: But you'll fix that, won't you, Mr. Ives?
Frankie: So what's your game plan?
Stacey: I don't know. There's two ways to argue this case.
Frankie: How do you mean?
Stacey: There's the safe and easy way, which doesn't guarantee that we'll win.
Frankie: And the other?
Stacey: A big risk.
Frankie: I would pick column B.
Stacey: You would?
Frankie: Yeah! I never do anything in a straight line, Stacey. The curvier the road, the better.
Stacey: Yeah, but then you put a lot more at stake.
Frankie: Of course you do. But if you're right, you've got it made. And besides, you said the safe approach wasn't necessarily a shoo-in anyway.
Stacey: Frankie, I don't know whether you know this about me or not, but I don't usually go by my gut.
Stacey: Yeah, it's true.
Frankie: Hmm. When I first met you -- can I speak honestly?
Stacey: Go ahead.
Frankie: When I first met you, I thought you were a real drag.
Frankie: Now that I know you, I realize that you're not at all.
Stacey: What made you change your mind?
Frankie: You're tough. But you're not a straight arrow. And anyone who can see what's great about a guy like Derek -- let's just say I misjudged you.
Stacey: Well, thanks a lot. You know, I misjudged you, too.
Frankie: Yeah? How?
Stacey: Yeah, I thought you were just a pushy person.
Frankie: You know what, Stacey? I am a pushy person.
Stacey: I know you are. But you get the job done, and you're as good a private investigator as you said you were.
Frankie: So, now that we've determined how great we are, what are you going to do?
Stacey: I got to talk to Derek before I make a decision.
Frankie: I guess, but I have this feeling that he's going to say just do what you think is right.
Stacey: Yeah. He would say that, wouldn't he?
Frankie: He trusts you now.
Stacey: Hmm. Took a long time.
Frankie: Cautious, same as you are. But for different reasons.
Stacey: Frankie, I have to get him out of here. I just hope that I can.
Lucas: Nice seeing you, Derek.
Derek: I asked you a question.
Lucas: I'm concerned about you.
Lucas: Because I know you're innocent.
Derek: How do you know that?
Lucas: How'd you get that bruise on your face?
Derek: I wasn't paying attention. But it won't happen again.
Lucas: Of course it won't. That's how you made it out on the street this long.
Derek: What do you want from me?
Lucas: I don't want anything.
Derek: Yeah? Then why are you here?
Lucas: Because of Fanny.
Derek: Is there something wrong with Fanny?
Lucas: No, thanks to you.
Derek: What are you getting at?
Lucas: Because if it wasn't for you, she might still be in prison, and I wanted to thank you.
Derek: Well, what's it to you?
Lucas: Well, we both care about her. I wanted to tell you how grateful I am.
Derek: Fine. You told me.
Lucas: We're a lot alike, Derek.
Derek: That's pretty funny, Lucas.
Lucas: We're from the same place.
Derek: Gold Street?
Derek: But you got a lot farther away from it than I did.
Lucas: I just took a different route. Remember Molly's?
Derek: Drug store off Main?
Lucas: Right. I knew you'd remember that.
Derek: You used to take Fanny there all the time for sodas.
Lucas: Yeah. You used to sit in the booth like a sentry.
Derek: Just keeping an eye on things, Lucas.
Lucas: Derek, I know from the outside world we look like opposites, but I know how it feels to be trapped,
Derek: How do you figure that? You're walking around out there.
Lucas: I'm here to help.
Lucas: Because you got set up.
Derek: How? Now, how do you know that?
Lucas: Because of the way you lived, because of who you are.
Derek: Yeah, well, what can you do about it?
Lucas: I can get you out of this place.
Iris: Oh, that feels wonderful, Jill.
Jill: Well, you have beautiful skin, Mrs. Wheeler.
Iris: Hmm. Thank you. Oh, it's a wonder, though, with all the stress I've been under lately.
Iris: Mm-hmm. Well, I'm launching my new magazine in a little under a month, you know.
Jill: I guess that's a lot of work.
Iris: It wouldn't be so bad if I had a decent staff.
Iris: And a chairman of the board who knew the first thing about publishing.
Jill: Chairman of the board?
Jill: Isn't that Mrs. Cory?
Iris: Hmm? Oh, yes. Well, I mean, oh, God -- she tries. She really does try. You know, but her and her daughter -- they're just completely overwhelmed.
Jill: Oh. I didn't know.
Iris: Mm-hmm. Yeah. Well, it's all so new to them, you know? And they're just totally inadequate.
Jill: Hmm. Well, now that you mention it, I have heard a few things.
Iris: Well, I'm not surprised. I mean, poor darling Rachel. I mean, she just -- she just gets so stressed out. I mean, I get tense, but, oh, my God, she just falls apart.
Jill: I can't believe it.
Iris: Well, you know, darling Daddy -- he always covered for her. Absolutely always.
Jill: He did, yeah, right.
Iris: Absolutely, I can't tell you the number of --
Rachel: Why don't you just say this all to my face?
Matt: Excuse me.
Vicky: Thank you for coming.
Mr. Ives: Shall we begin?
Jamie: Can I get you something first, Mr. Ives?
Mr. Ives: No, thank you, I -- I do have another meeting later today.
Vicky: Well, Jamie and I don't have much to say to each other, do we?
Jamie: No. Not anymore.
Mr. Ives: I -- I saw from your file that you elected not to seek the assistance of a marriage counselor.
Jamie: That's correct.
Mr. Ives: So reconciliation is out of the question?
Vicky: That's what they tell me.
Mr. Ives: Now, there is a child.
Mr. Ives: Custody's been determined?
Jamie: It has.
Mr. Ives: Well, then all that's left to discuss is division of property, alimony, child support --
Vicky: I don't want any money.
Mr. Ives: Mrs. Frame --
Vicky: Money is not a problem for either one of us.
Mr. Ives: It can become one.
Vicky: I don't want any money. Jamie and I can share Steven's expenses. Money is not our problem.
Mr. Ives: All right. There is the matter of your house.
Vicky: The house was a wedding gift from me to Dr. Frame. It will be his. I can't stay there any longer.
Jamie: I won't take your home away from you.
Vicky: It was our home. Ours and Steven's.
Jamie: I want you to have the house.
Vicky: I don't want the damn house. I want my son. Can we finish this, please?
Mr. Ives: If the house is an issue --
Jamie: It's not. Mrs. Frame will keep the house.
Mr. Ives: Fine. I'll -- I'll give copies of this agreement to each of your lawyers after you've initialed it.
Vicky: Anything else?
Mr. Ives: I don't think so, looks pretty clean to me.
Vicky: Yeah. Clean.
Mr. Ives: Once your attorneys have ok'd the agreement, I'll file the papers --
Vicky: Can't we just initial these today? You have everything written out there, right? We haven't made any changes.
Mr. Ives: Well, I suppose we can.
Vicky: Well, then why don't I just take them to my lawyer, have him look it over, and I'll bring everything back before you're ready to leave.
Jamie: Vicky, wait.
Vicky: Jamie --
Jamie: There really is no rush.
Vicky: Isn't there? We want this finished, right? That's why we had this meeting.
Jamie: We don't have to do this now.
Vicky: Don't we? It's over, right? We've made the decision.
Jamie: Well, I just think we should slow down a little bit.
Vicky: I don't. Now, all I have to do is show these to my lawyer and initial them, right?
Mr. Ives: Uh-huh, and pick up a copy of the divorce petition from my office down at the courthouse.
Vicky: All right, I'll do that, too. And I will bring everything back here.
Jamie: Vicky --
Vicky: The sooner we get this over with, the sooner you can get on with your life.
Lucas: Derek, I know it's hard for you to believe that a stranger could care.
Derek: What's in this for you?
Lucas: Nothing. Peace of mind.
Derek: Mine, or yours?
Lucas: I got out of Gold Street by myself. I almost didn't.
Derek: Well, I've always gotten by on my own.
Lucas: What if you can't this time?
Derek: That's my problem.
Lucas: Derek, you need help.
Derek: I have a lawyer.
Lucas: She can't do it all.
Derek: What makes you think I'm innocent anyway?
Lucas: You deserve a chance to prove it, don't you?
Derek: I didn't take that damn red swan.
Lucas: I believe you.
Derek: And I am going to clear my name.
Derek: I'm going to find that statue.
Lucas: From in here?
Derek: I'll make bail, I'll get out, and I'll find it by myself.
Lucas: You think you can?
Derek: Well, I'm going to have to. Because it's the only way.
Iris: Uh -- Jill, we'll finish this later.
Jill: I'm out of here.
Iris: Hmm-hmm-hmm, you really should have made your presence known.
Rachel: Oh, why? It was so fascinating to learn how incompetent I am.
Iris: Well, I guess I'll have to have this facial later on.
Rachel: What would Lucas say?
Rachel: Yes. All that talk yesterday about cooperating. Was that just for his benefit?
Iris: Look, Rachel, I am willing to work with you.
Rachel: I don't think so.
Iris: I want to, I mean it.
Rachel: Yes, of course. What you want really is my resignation. It's going to be a cold day in hell before you get it.
Iris: Well, if you could just see past your enormous ego, you'd know that I was right!
Rachel: You know what I see? I see a very insecure child.
Iris: Who also happens to be head of Cory Publishing.
Rachel: Well, you are head of Cory Publishing, yes, but I'm chairman of the board. Better not forget that.
Iris: Yes, through a sympathy vote from the board.
Rachel: Oh, I don't think so. I think I have the board's support.
Iris: What you have is my father's last name through a mistake in marriage, that's all.
Rachel: Let's not talk about the marriage.
Iris: Fine. But just don't try and take his place.
Rachel: Nobody's more aware of how impossible that would be.
Iris: Why don't you just admit that you can't cut it?
Rachel: Actually, the company's being rather well run, and you would know that if you were there occasionally, instead of off pursuing your social life.
Iris: Huh! You're jealous. You are jealous of Lucas.
Rachel: Do you really believe that?
Iris: I know it.
Rachel: Hmm. You're pathetic.
Iris: So are you. Did you hear Jill? Did you hear everybody's talking about you?
Rachel: I think Jill is trying to hang on to her job.
Iris: Listen, I run my companies very professionally.
Rachel: I'm beginning to wonder if you even know the meaning of that word.
Iris: You simply -- you simply can't stand it, can you?
Iris: That I'm more competent than you. And much more of a woman.
Rachel: I'm out of here.
Matt: Is the meeting over?
Jamie: No, Ives is inside making a phone call, and Vicky will be right back.
Matt: Oh. I was talking to Vicky before you guys showed up.
Jamie: Oh, yeah? About what?
Matt: Well, she was telling me how she felt about the divorce.
Jamie: What did she say?
Matt: She seems as sure as you do about it, which isn't saying much.
Jamie: I gave this marriage every chance I could, Matt.
Matt: Did you?
Jamie: Yes. And she lied to me over and over again.
Matt: Ok, I'm sorry I asked.
Jamie: Matt, I wouldn't mind if you'd like to understand, though.
Jamie: I mean, I tried to forget what happened. The more I try, the more I realize that I just can't trust her. No one can.
Matt: Hmm. Then I guess you couldn't stay married to her.
Jamie: Before I knew it, the only good thing I could see being with Vicky was Steven. And when we tried -- when we started using Steven as a weapon, I knew the marriage had to end.
Matt: I'm sorry any of you had to go through this.
Jamie: Yeah. You know the damndest thing? I actually felt sorry for her today.
Matt: Still Steven's mother.
Jamie: Mr. Ives kept talking about dividing up our marriage into parts, bought and sold, you know?
Jamie: That was never the issue. But it's all we had to talk about.
Matt: Well, the divorce isn't going to be complicated, is it?
Jamie: Not the legal part.
Matt: Listen, it's none of my business, but I think you should give it a little more time.
Jamie: Time isn't going to change anything, Matt.
Matt: Are you sure?
Jamie: I just said --
Matt: I heard what you said.
Jamie: You know, I thought that once the -- once the papers were signed, that the feelings would go away. I know I should know better than that.
Matt: So what are you going to do?
Jamie: Get the divorce as quickly as possible. It's what Vicky wants.
Matt: Vicky wants it because she thinks you want it.
Jamie: What we both wanted was a happy little family. And we had that for a couple of months.
Matt: The marriage wasn't perfect. So what?
Jamie: That's a big "so what."
Matt: Well, there's your answer right there.
Jamie: It better be. I'm making the decision for Steven, too.
Matt: Poor little guy.
Jamie: I never wanted to take him away from Vicky. I did what I thought I had to do. I don't want him to hate her. I don't want that at all.
Matt: See, that is your job, to make sure that doesn't happen.
Matt: Do you hate Vicky?
Jamie: No, I don't hate Vicky. Maybe I'm -- maybe I'm just looking for something in a relationship that -- that doesn't exist.
Matt: Hmm. Perfection.
Matt: Hmm. Don't take this the wrong way, but that is very stupid.
Matt: I mean, look at me and Josie. We had problems. We worked them out, though, and we got through them.
Jamie: You guys are very young.
Matt: What? What, you're old? Come on. What I'm saying is that if you're not sure about something, don't do -- don't push it. Don't do something as drastic as getting a divorce.
Jamie: I don't know how to make this marriage work.
Matt: Right now?
Matt: Listen, you guys loved each other. You have a child. Can't you just wait a little while till you say there's no chance?
Vicky: Stacey --
Stacey: What are you doing here?
Vicky: Well, you'll be happy to know I'm here to get some signatures that will give me my divorce like that.
Stacey: I got to get going.
Vicky: So Jamie will be a free agent sooner than you thought.
Stacey: I don't like to see anybody's marriage fall apart.
Vicky: Oh, we don't have to play games, Stacey. When are you going to move into the Cory house to raise my son?
Stacey: You really are deluded. I have an important hearing I have to prepare for, if you don't mind.
Vicky: Yes, you're representing Derek Dane. I read about it in the paper. Who are you going to take sleazy pictures of this time?
Stacey: That was part of my job, Vicky.
Vicky: And you're such a crackerjack lawyer. Is that what you told Derek?
Stacey: What are you talking about?
Vicky: The only reason you won that case for Jamie is because the Corys own every judge in this town. You wouldn't have gotten to first base without them.
Stacey: You're out of your mind.
Vicky: You're too ladylike to be a fighter, Stacey. You haven't got it in you. Unless someone is greasing somebody else's palm, you would be up a creek without a paddle.
Stacey: You just can't stand it that I beat you at your own game, can you?
Vicky: Think whatever you want, counselor. But you just remember, when you're in that court today, it's just you. You'd better warn Derek that unless he can get the Corys to back him up, perhaps he'd better get another lawyer. Because he hasn't got a prayer.
Frankie: How you holding up, buddy?
Derek: I'm ok. Where's Stacey?
Frankie: She had to see somebody down the hall. She'll be right back.
Derek: How's she doing?
Frankie: Ready to fight.
Derek: Ah, she is totally wrapped up in this thing.
Frankie: Yeah. Lucas!
Derek: You know, he came to see me before.
Frankie: He what?
Derek: He said he wants to help.
Frankie: That is very interesting.
Derek: Yeah, he said he believes me.
Frankie: Maybe that's because he knows who really took the statue.
Stacey: Hi. How are you?
Derek: Better now.
Frankie: I think I'm going to go schmooze with my boss.
Derek: Is something wrong?
Stacey: No, no, I just want to get this over with, that's all.
Derek: Well, how long do you think this is going to take?
Stacey: Not long, I hope. Listen, there's something I have to explain to you.
Bailiff: All rise. This court is in session, the Honorable Judge Howard Hill presiding.
Derek: What'd you want to tell me?
[Judge pounds gavel]
Judge: Quiet, please. This court is prepared to hear the appeal for bail for Mr. Derek Dane. Is the prosecution ready?
Prosecutor: Yes, we are, your honor.
Judge: The defense?
Stacey: Yes, your honor.
Rachel: Vicky's delivering the papers herself?
Mr. Ives: Yes. It's highly unorthodox.
Jamie: She was anxious to get things moving.
Mr. Ives: There's an extremely reputable delivery service.
Rachel: Are you sure she was just anxious?
Jamie: That's what she said.
Mr. Ives: All the best law firms use it.
Jamie: Look, do you have a problem with Vicky doing this herself?
Rachel: I just think it's a total about-face for her. I mean, she's been very eager to keep this divorce from happening.
Jamie: Well, maybe she's seeing the inevitable.
Rachel: Or maybe she's up to something.
Jamie: Look, if I screw things up, I'll fix it. I promise, ok?
Rachel: I'm sorry. Of course.
Vicky: I'm back.
Rachel: Matthew, let's go wait out on the terrace.
Vicky: My attorney says everything is in order.
Mr. Ives: Well, that's -- that's fine. There's just one small thing we have to settle before -- before we go any further.
Jamie: And what's that?
Mr. Ives: Well, both of your attorneys have filed separate petitions for the grounds of divorce.
Mr. Ives: Meaning we have to settle on one.
Vicky: Whatever you say is fine with me. I don't care.
Mr. Ives: Well, Dr. Frame's attorney cites the grounds for divorce as "intentional inflection of mental and emotional cruelty." Is that satisfactory to the two of you?
Jamie: No, I'm afraid that's not quite right.
Mr. Ives: Dr. Frame, you asked for my services to help speed along this divorce proceeding. Now, without your cooperation, I can't do that.
Jamie: My wife didn't intend to hurt me.
Mr. Ives: You wish to amend the statement for the record, Dr. Frame?
Jamie: Yes, I do.
Matt: I have a good idea.
Matt: Why don't we go away to the cabin?
Rachel: Who, us?
Matt: Yeah, I'll clean all the fish.
Rachel: Why do you want to go there?
Matt: Well, I mean, I've been gone most of the summer and it's a good place to sit and relax and take it easy.
Rachel: That's a nice thought, sweetie, but I don't have time to relax.
Matt: Why not? I mean, Amanda can take care of Cory while you're gone.
Rachel: She can't handle Iris, and Jamie needs me, and I have to be available to the Arts Council because I missed that meeting.
Matt: What, are you going to wax the floor for Hilda, too?
Rachel: Not funny.
Matt: Mom, why won't you let anyone take care of you?
Rachel: I don't need my children to take care of me right now, thank you very much.
Matt: Well, you're trying to do too much.
Rachel: I know that. I thought I had everything under control. After the board meeting, everything was falling into place, and lately I --
Matt: No one can handle everything, Mom.
Rachel: Mac could.
Matt: Well -- he had you every step of the way.
Rachel: Well, I just can't turn my back on my responsibilities because I'm alone, can I?
Matt: Can't or won't? Mom, let -- go -- ok. Don't let anyone help you. You know, you're going to keep pushing yourself and you're going to keep pushing yourself and you may be killing yourself in the process. Then we'll have lost you, too.
Prosecutor: Your honor, Derek Dane is a drifter. He has been living illegally in an abandoned warehouse, he has a prior record of arrest.
Stacey: Objection, your honor. He is not a repeat offender. He has been arrested once.
Judge: Miss Winthrop, we are not at trial yet. Go on, Counselor.
Prosecutor: As I was saying, Derek Dane is a squatter. He has no family relations in Bay City or anywhere else that we can determine.
Stacey: That is irrelevant.
Judge: Miss Winthrop? Take your seat, please, and wait your turn.
Stacey: But, your honor, the D.A. has neglected to mention that my client is gainfully employed at Frame Construction and he risks losing that job if he --
Judge: Do I have to hold you in contempt of court, Miss Winthrop?
Stacey: No, you do not, your honor.
Judge: Are you through?
Stacey: Actually, there is one more point --
D.A. The defendant was in the home of Michael Hudson on the day of the theft of a Ming vase which is valued at around --
Stacey: Objection, your honor! Is this a trial or is this a bail hearing?
D.A. Your honor, really.
Judge: This is my final warning, Miss Winthrop. Please go on.
D.A. He was also in the law offices of Winthrop and Edwards the day that a valuable sculpture belonging to Rachel Cory was stolen, and as in the case of the Hudson theft, he had both motive and opportunity.
Stacey: This is unbelievable.
D.A. And in conclusion, your honor, Mr. Dane has shown no sign of his anti-social behavior waning since he has been incarcerated for this crime. He has attacked a prison guard and pulled a knife on another inmate. Now, the state believes that bail to Derek Dane was denied justly and should not now be instated.
Judge: Perhaps a short recess is in order.
Stacey: But, your honor, I think --
Judge: Miss Winthrop, you will have an opportunity to speak, or should I say, to continue to speak, when we resume in 30 minutes. This court is in recess.
Bailiff: All rise.
Lucas: I didn't know you and Derek were friends.
Frankie: I hear that you are, too.
Lucas: Let's just say I know where the kid's coming from.
Frankie: He was the first friend I made when I came to Bay City.
Lucas: Oh, so you're loyal to your friends.
Frankie: We never did settle our discussion.
Lucas: What discussion was that?
Frankie: Am I employed?
Lucas: Do you need money?
Frankie: Don't we all?
Lucas: Well, if you need money, ask. Don't go behind my back.
Frankie: I'm sorry about that, Lucas. I really am.
Lucas: Look, if you're a little short --
Frankie: Ah. That isn't necessary.
Lucas: Don't be proud -- be honest, Frankie.
Frankie: You're offering me an advance? I'm still employed?
Frankie: I admitted going through your files. I was fired from Winthrop and Edwards for stealing.
Lucas: I don't know -- I like you, Frankie. You have enormous, enormous potential and -- a little rough around the edges, though, you know?
Frankie: You really think so?
Lucas: Oh, take my word for it -- very rough.
Frankie: I mean, you think I could go places?
Lucas: Yes, I'd like to help.
Frankie: Why? Why not find another Catherine?
Lucas: Oh, Catherine could follow orders, but she had no creativity, no instinct for the deal, and worst of all, she had no sense of humor.
Frankie: Oh, can't -- oh, not that.
Lucas: You make me laugh, Frankie. You're a genuine eccentric.
Frankie: Most men call it "kooky."
Lucas: You're outspoken.
Frankie: Well, all men hate that.
Lucas: I don't if it's tempered.
Frankie: You make me feel pretty good about myself.
Lucas: You need this job.
Frankie: More than you'll ever know.
Lucas: Maybe we need each other.
Derek: You told me that you figured out the quote from your old law professor.
Stacey: I have. I think I have. It means taking a big chance, though.
Derek: What kind? What kind of chance?
Stacey: I've been hitting my head against the wall trying to buck the system, but that doesn't work.
Derek: Then what are you going to do?
Stacey: I'm going to make my own rules.
Derek: Stacey, I don't want to get you into any trouble.
Stacey: You're the one who said stand your ground and that's exactly what I'm going to do.
Derek: But don't put yourself on the line for me.
Stacey: I believe in this and I believe in you. And I'm going to do whatever I have to do to get you released.
Mr. Ives: In that case, Dr. Frame, do you agree to the terms of divorce stated by your wife's attorney?
Jamie: That's fine.
Mr. Ives: Abandonment?
Mr. Ives: Look, I have to ask the two of you -- are you really sure you want to go through with this divorce?
Jamie: We are.
Vicky: It's the only way.
Mr. Ives: Then these terms have to be agreed upon.
Vicky: It's just that Jamie never abandoned me. It's too strong a word and he was hurt at the time. It just doesn't sit right with me.
Mr. Ives: I have a suggestion. I believe you should both file for no-fault divorce. Does that go along with the way you're both thinking, Mrs. Frame? Dr. Frame?
Jamie: I have no objections.
Vicky: Whatever you say, Mr. Ives.
Mr. Ives: I'll have the papers drawn up immediately. I'll call the instant they're ready. As soon as the motion is filed, one of you can get on a plane and fly to Santo Domingo, have the decree finalized within 24 hours. My office will help you make flight arrangements, if you're interested. Good afternoon.
Vicky: Well, I guess that's it.
Matt: I'm sorry.
Rachel: It's all right.
Matt: Listen, um -- if you can't talk to us, maybe a counselor --
Rachel: You sound just like grandma.
Matt: Mitch called earlier.
Rachel: Oh, yeah?
Rachel: Was he missing you?
Matt: Well, he called about you actually.
Rachel: About me?
Matt: Yeah. He said he's sorry he's been out of town so long and if you ever want to talk --
Rachel: He doesn't talk. He's a good listener, though.
Matt: I have his number right inside.
Matt: Listen, Mom, I just want you to be happy again.
Rachel: That's a pretty tall order right now. But I'm doing the best I can, ok?
Lucas: I don't have a lot of time, Iris. I have a meeting-
Iris: Well, you'll make time. I've just had a run-in with Rachel.
Iris: Because -- because she's insufferable, that's why.
Lucas: If you can't act like an adult in front of Rachel, how do you expect anyone to treat you like one?
Iris: It was Rachel who was being childish! And don't you dare, don't you dare lecture me.
Lucas: I thought this had been settled.
Iris: Well, not -- but it wasn't settled to my liking. That woman is totally out of control.
Lucas: Iris, we will not get anywhere if you continue to antagonize her.
Iris: I couldn't care less.
Lucas: Yeah, I can see that.
Iris: Sooner or later, that woman is going to fall apart on the job and I am going to be there to pick up the pieces.
Lucas: If you continue to push this, you may go down with her.
Iris: Don't you see I have to get her out of that office before she destroys my father's company?
Lucas: I got some news today.
Iris: What news?
Lucas: I think I know how to get ahold of the red swan.
Stacey: You trust me?
Frankie: Stacey, did you do your deep-breathing exercises?
Stacey: I'll be fine, Frankie.
Frankie: You really got the judge going, you know?
Stacey: I know what I'm doing.
Frankie: Sure. Sure you do.
Derek: Frankie, thanks for hanging around.
Frankie: Hey, we're going to beat this thing, pal.
Bailiff: All rise.
[Judge pounds gavel]
Judge: Be seated. Miss Winthrop, you'll be pleased to hear that the court is now ready to hear your argument. Miss Winthrop?
Stacey: I'm ready, your honor.
Judge: That's a relief. And let's get on with it, please. We have a very full calendar here.
Vicky: So what's your schedule like the next few days at the hospital?
Jamie: Well, I couldn't leave, not right now. How about you?
Vicky: I have a lot of errands to run.
Jamie: Oh, sure.
Vicky: Well, we did want to settle this thing as quickly as possible.
Jamie: Right. We did.
Vicky: I guess this week is not the week to do it.
Jamie: No, I guess not.
Vicky: Maybe we should --
Jamie: Listen, there's really no big rush, is there?
Vicky: Maybe we should just do it the old-fashioned way.
Jamie: Right. Can't take that long.
Vicky: No. Not too long.
Jamie: Then I guess that's our decision.
Vicky: If you're sure.
Jamie: Are you?
Vicky: I am. I guess.
Jamie: Ok. Then I'll be talking to you soon.
Vicky: I will call you tomorrow to set up the next time I see Steven.
Jamie: Any time.
Vicky: Goodbye, Jamie.
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