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Another World Transcript Monday 8/29/05

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Sharlene: Josie, Matt? Hurry up and get down here before it gets cold.

Josie: Before what gets cold?

Sharlene: Never mind. It's a surprise. Just quit your unpacking and come down here.

Josie: What are you up to? I donít believe you.

Sharlene: Yes, yes.

Matt: Aha. And you thought my nose was deceiving me.

Sharlene: I know it's only 9:00 in the morning and I should be serving high-fiber cereal and fresh fruit, but what the hey.

Matt: Besides, apple pie is good for the soul. Canít always be worrying about our physical beings, can we?

Sharlene: Absolutely not.

Matt: Yeah.

Sharlene: All right, here you go, try it.

Matt: Am I glad I came over this morning? I'm glad I came over.

Josie: I'm glad you're glad.

Matt: Let's try this.

Sharlene: Well? Well?

Josie: Mmm!

Sharlene: Well, of course.

Josie: It's so good.

Matt: What a breakfast.

Josie: Mmm.

Matt: A breakfast. I may never eat high-fiber cereal again.

Sharlene: So what are you the two of you up to for the rest of the day after you finish here?

Matt: Oh, well, I have some studying to do sometime during the day.

[Knock on door]

Sharlene: School? I canít believe it. The summer has gone so quickly. What happened?

Matt: Mmm.

Sharlene: Iris.

Iris: Good morning, Sharlene. Oh, Josie, I'm so glad you're here. Hi, Matt.

Matt: Hello, Iris.

Josie: Hi.

Iris: I should've called first, I know, but I couldn't contain myself. I have got some exciting news for you. You just wait, wait until I tell you what Lucas has decided.

Sam: Look, just because you donít like this guy Lucas -- does he have a first name, or is the last one he's missing?

Amanda: Oh, I donít know. I donít care. I canít believe I have to meet with this jerk.

Sam: Amanda, you can handle him.

Amanda: I wish Mom was back from New York.

Sam: Hey, come on now. You can do this all on your own.

Amanda: You know, he's going to look at me with that stupid smile of his, like he knows everything. I'm just going to want to punch him right in the mouth.

Sam: Amanda, Amanda, Amanda, listen, nothing this guy says or does is going to rattle you, all right? In the clinch, you deliver.

Amanda: Yeah, you ought to know.

Sam: Besides that fact, there's only one man who can drive you crazy and make you lose absolute control.

Amanda: Mm-hmm.

Sam: And that is me.

Sam: Besides that fact, I really donít think we should be doing this now.

Amanda: Oh. You're excited to get back to work, right?

Sam: Yeah, I am.

Amanda: You know, next week I'm going to make time to sit for you.

Sam: Donít worry about that. Just get that stuff done at the office, ok?

Amanda: You know, I think you're being really great about this.

Sam: I'm a great guy.

Amanda: Yeah, I know.

Sam: Hmm, there you are.

Amanda: Who?

Olivia: Hi. I'm sorry to interrupt.

Sam: Donít worry about it.

Olivia: Well, I'm ready if you're ready. Oh, I mean to model.

Frankie: "Walnut hill hospital." Nicole.

Cass: What are you doing here?

Frankie: Uh, looking through the mail. I gave this as my business address to a couple of people and I thought that maybe there was -- welcome back.

Cass: Where are Zack and Stacey? Somebody's got to do some work around here.

Cass: You're still here?

Frankie: Yes, I thought --

Cass: Where are you supposed to be?

Frankie: Why are you in such a bad mood?

Cass: Why are you answering a question with a question?

Frankie: Is it something I did?

Cass: Another question.

Frankie: Cass, come on.

Cass: It's something you didnít do.

Frankie: What?

Cass: Find out about Lucas. This is dragging on much too slowly now.

Frankie: I disagree.

Cass: I'm not going to let Rachel down, Frankie.

Frankie: You wonít.

Cass: I've got to tell her something about the red swan, something besides, "gee, sorry, Rachel, no new developments this week, just like last week."

Frankie: No, it's something else.

Cass: What is?

Frankie: The reason you're in a bad mood. It's more than just the investigation.

Cass: You've been playing with your tarot cards again, Frankie.

Frankie: Oh, fine, donít tell me. Donít tell anyone. Keep it all inside. See if I care.

Cass: Did it ever occur to you that it may not be any of your business?

Frankie: Did it ever occur to you that I care about you and maybe I want to help you? I'm leaving.

Cass: It's Nicole. I was in Chicago yesterday.

Frankie: A client, I know.

Cass: No, I went to the hospital. I tried to see her.

Frankie: Did you?

Cass: She was in a therapy session, so I thought I'd wait for a while. I couldn't do it. I just couldn't do it, so I left.

Frankie: That must have been hard.

Cass: Going there was hard enough, but leaving without having seen her was --

Frankie: Look, boss, maybe it's for the best, for her and you.

Cass: I'm just not handling this very well at all. I feel like there's some unfinished business or something.

Frankie: I think you'd better have this.

Cass: What is it?

Frankie: Found it in the mail.

Cass: You know there are laws against that, Frankie?

Frankie: Yes, I know.

Cass: Tampering with the mail. It's a federal offense. Do you know that?

Frankie: I'm sorry.

Cass: It's from Nicole.

Frankie: I was only trying to help, Cass.

Cass: What were you going to do, throw it away?

Frankie: I was just --

Cass: What am I supposed to do? Just erase her, as if she never existed, as if I never loved her? You still donít understand how I feel about Nicole, do you, Frankie? You're the last person in the world who can help me get through this!

Josie: Lucas wants to use me?

Iris: Didnít even hesitate. "Josie has the look we need for the new cover." Those were his exact words.

Josie: Oh, mama, do you realize what this means?

Sharlene: Josie, oh --

Iris: Oh, donít forget this is just for the test market, though.

Josie: So it wonít be on the stands or anything?

Iris: No, but if all goes well -- and I know it will -- I'm sure he'll use you for the premiere issue.

Josie: Matthew, Matthew, Matthew, Matthew, do you believe it?

Matt: Oh, that's great. Fantastic.

Josie: Oh, thank you so much, Mrs. Wheeler.

Iris: Oh, donít thank me. It was Lucas' idea. All I had to do was approve it, and I did that with great joy.

Sharlene: Iris, could I get you something? Pie?

Iris: Oh, no, no, thanks, but a cup of tea would be lovely.

Sharlene: Fine.

Josie: So when do I do the shoot? Is it soon? Maybe I should lose a few pounds.

Iris: Oh, donít be silly. You're as thin as a whistle. She's perfect, isnít she, Matthew?

Matt: Well, she is, and I'd love to hear more about it, but I have to head off to class.

Josie: Hey, would you mind dropping me at Olsonís drugstore?

Matt: Sure.

Josie: Because I want to buy all new makeup. Unless you have more to tell me, of course.

Iris: Oh, no, and you donít have to worry about the makeup. We'll take care of that. You two run along.

Josie: Ok, so you'll call me?

Iris: Yes, I will, as soon as we've got the details.

Josie: Ok, bye!

Iris: Bye. Have fun.

Sharlene: I didnít know if you wanted some sugar or --

Josie: Oh, mama, Matthew and I are on our way out, ok?

Sharlene: Oh, ok.

Josie: Oh.

Sharlene: Congratulations.

Josie: Thanks for the pie.

Sharlene: Oh, honey, I loved cooking it for you. Matt, thanks for everything.

Matt: Delicious pie. Thank you. See you later.

Sharlene: So, lemon or milk, maybe?

Iris: Oh, yes, lemon wedge would be lovely, thank you. You know, I'm absolutely thrilled that things have turned out for Josie. She really deserves it after all she's been through.

Sharlene: Yes.

Iris: She's a very courageous girl. You must be very proud of her.

Sharlene: Well, I am.

Iris: Thank you.

Sharlene: You're welcome. I'm also -- I'm also very grateful to you for all the help you've given her.

Iris: Oh, no, it wasn't me. I was just telling Josie it was Lucas. It was his idea. He thinks the world of Josie.

Sharlene: Does he?

Iris: Yes. And he's not easily impressed, I can tell you. I think it's her lack of pretension. It fascinates him.

Sharlene: Well, a man who's that curious about my daughter, reacts that way --

Iris: Pardon?

Sharlene: Well, it makes me curious about him. I mean, I wonder, how much do you know about Lucas?

Amanda: You are never to do this again.

Lucas: Do what?

Amanda: Charm your way past my secretary when I'm not in the office.

Lucas: You afraid I'm going to swipe your paper clips?

Amanda: If I'm not in, you can wait outside just like everyone else.

Lucas: That's a strong tactic. You go on the offensive when you know you're at fault.

Amanda: Who's at fault?

Lucas: This meeting was supposed to start 10 minutes ago.

Amanda: I was delayed.

Lucas: I accept your apology.

Amanda: Why donít we get down to the matter at hand, all right?

Lucas: That's why I'm here.

Amanda: Sit down.

Lucas: Yes, ma'am.

Amanda: I reviewed your proposal very carefully.

Lucas: Pleased to hear that.

Amanda: And I think a dummy issue of "Sophisticate" is an excellent idea.

Lucas: Of course it is.

Amanda: However, I do have a few suggestions.

Lucas: Ok.

Amanda: The overall look is very eye-pleasing.

Lucas: Thank you.

Amanda: However, it's 40 pages into the magazine before you find out what it's all about. 39 pages of advertising?

Lucas: Without advertising, there is no magazine.

Amanda: I understand that.

Lucas: I hope you do. And besides, it wonít be 39 pages of "buy this toothpaste." What "Sophisticate" will offer is the smartest, most artistic, savviest ads in the world.

Amanda: And that is your specialty, isnít it?

Lucas: That's right.

Amanda: All right, then let's move on to editor viewpoint.

Lucas: What's wrong with it?

Amanda: There is none.

Lucas: I beg to differ.

Amanda: If you have a guest writer with a different one every week --

Lucas: What's wrong with different points of view?

Amanda: Nothing, but the magazine has to stand for something.

Lucas: The magazine stands for sophistication. If the naive eye doesn't pick that up right off the bat, well --

Amanda: Are you saying that I'm naive?

Lucas: I didnít say that.

Amanda: You implied it.

Lucas: You know, this is hard discussing with you.

Amanda: Donít you think that I'm worldly enough?

Lucas: Any daughter of Mac Cory has more than enough going for her, but there is a question of experience.

Amanda: And I donít have any?

Lucas: Look, I understand you want to contribute.

Amanda: Do not patronize me.

Lucas: Ok, you want it straight-out? I'll give it to you straight-out. Your education and your experience do not allow for that.

Amanda: To contribute?

Lucas: That's right.

Evan: Maybe if you'd just listen instead of running your mouth, you might find out exactly what Amanda has to offer. We're ladder 59.

Sam: Now, just relax.

Olivia: Sorry, did I move my arm?

Sam: No, you didnít. You're doing fine. Look, you just look a little uncomfortable. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to reposition you just a bit.

Olivia: Ok.

Sam: All right? Shh, relax. Good. All right, put your head up just a bit. Perfect. Now -- there, that's fine.

Olivia: Are these clothes too boring?

Sam: No, not at all.

Olivia: Because I brought changes if you want.

Sam: Great.

Olivia: I can show you everything if you want.

Sam: Olivia, you donít have to show me anything -- or everything. Look, why donít you go ahead and change. That material looks a little stiff and you seem kind of uncomfortable.

Olivia: So I should change now?

Sam: Sure.

Olivia: Ok. Oh, you know what else? I can change my hair, too. Dad says that I should never wear it up, but I like it up. Oh, and I can get rid of the bangs if you want. I mean, it's easy. I just spray them back. It's no problem whatsoever.

Sam: Olivia, Olivia?

Olivia: Yes?

Sam: Listen, I'm real confident that today's session is going to go real well.

Olivia: Yeah?

Sam: But --

Olivia: But what? I'm doing something wrong, right?

Sam: No, no, no, not at all. See, that's the point.

Olivia: You want me to do something wrong?

Sam: No, I want you to just stop being so nervous, ok?

Olivia: I told you I'd be so great at this, and now I'm messing everything up.

Sam: Look, there's nothing to mess up, Olivia. Listen, the best models that I've ever worked with, they donít try at all. Do you understand?

Olivia: You mean you donít want me to try?

Sam: Yeah, that's it. I want you to relax and just be yourself.

Olivia: Oh, but myself is a nervous person who tries too hard.

Sam: Ok, then donít be yourself. I mean -- oh, lord, I donít know what I mean. All right, we'll try this.

Olivia: Yeah?

Sam: Just have fun with it, ok? Let Olivia be Olivia and everything will turn out wonderful. Will you trust me on this?

Olivia: Ok. How's this?

Sam: Would you, uh, change into something else?

Caroline: Damn!

Cass: What?

Caroline: You slammed the door.

Cass: I'm sorry.

Caroline: I forgive you.

Cass: Good.

Caroline: But what are you doing here?

Cass: Boy, this is some welcome. Maybe I should go out and come back in again.

Caroline: Well, I wasn't expecting you till tomorrow.

Cass: I cut my trip short.

Caroline: Why?

Cass: Because I wrapped up business sooner than I expected.

Caroline: Good.

Cass: And needed to talk to a friend.

Caroline: Well, what do you want to talk to me about?

Cass: I donít know, pick a subject. Any subject will do.

Caroline: Me?

Cass: Yes.

Caroline: Well, have you been to the office yet?

Cass: Do you really want to talk about that?

Caroline: I just wondered if you'd been to the office or whether you rushed out to see me.

Cass: I stopped off at the office.

Caroline: I see.

Cass: And while I was there, I decided I had to see you.

Caroline: Because of Stacey?

Cass: What?

Caroline: Well, what did she say, Cass?

Lucas: Did you invite him?

Amanda: No.

Lucas: I didnít think so.

Evan: I was just passing by.

Lucas: This is a private meeting, Evan.

Evan: I couldn't help overhearing you dismissing Amandaís ideas.

Lucas: Good timing.

Amanda: Evan, thank you very much for standing up for me, but I think I can handle everything here.

[Intercom buzzes]

Amanda: Amanda Fowler. Oh, no, you've got to be kidding. All right, I'll be right there. I'm sorry, something has happened in production. I'm going to have to postpone this.

Lucas: Well, I suppose we could reschedule.

Amanda: I'll let you know. Excuse me.

Lucas: Mm-hmm. I assume there's something you want to tell me?

Evan: Leave Amanda alone.

Lucas: I canít do that.

Evan: Oh, I think you can, and you will.

Lucas: She and I are working together on "Sophisticate."

Evan: I'm sorry, that's not what I meant.

Lucas: Well, why donít you tell me what you do mean?

Evan: I donít want you trying to undermine Amandaís authority.

Lucas: Well, I couldn't do that if she had authority.

Evan: Or her self-confidence. Is that clear?

Lucas: No, but what is abundantly clear is that your concern is far more than professional.

Evan: Back off of Amanda. Stick to Iris. She's more your speed.

Lucas: You ought to know. (Prying noise)

Iris: Lucas turned out to be exactly what I needed to launch my magazine.

Sharlene: How did you find him?

Iris: Oh, dear, anybody who reads the papers knows about Lucas. I simply tracked him down.

Sharlene: I see. But you donít know much about his background?

Iris: Well, I know all I need to know. Why are you so curious?

Sharlene: Well, I -- the man is responsible for Josieís success.

Iris: Sharlene, I hope you're not going to renege on that promise.

Sharlene: What promise? What are you talking about?

Iris: At the part last night. You promised me that you wouldnít interfere with Josieís career.

Sharlene: And I wonít. I have no intention of interfering. If this is what Josie wants --

Iris: Good. Well, we both know it is what she wants, donít we? Well, I have to run along. I've got a breakfast meeting, then I've got another conference at 11:00 and a lunch at 1:00.

Sharlene: I hope your afternoon is a lot quieter.

Iris: Oh, donít worry, it wonít be, but I like it that way. Take care. Oh, Sharlene, I'm -- I'm glad for you that things have turned out with you and John. I know Josieís thrilled about it.

Sharlene: Yes. She seems to be.

Iris: You've -- you've done very well. You're a very lucky woman.

Josie: Well, I thought I might find you here. How come you're not with Lucas?

Frankie: I had to pick up some papers from Cass. Hey! What's in the bag?

Josie: Makeup. Frankie, Frankie, you're not going to believe it.

Frankie: Wait, wait, wait. Donít you tell me. Um -- you are going to be on the cover of the dummy issue of "Sophisticate" magazine and, if all goes well, you're going to be on the premiere issue! Ah!

Josie: Lucas told you!

Frankie: Yes!

Josie: Oh!

Frankie: What do you expect? I work with the guy!

Josie: You ruined my surprise.

Frankie: Ah -- and Sharlene calls me up. She's putting up tea for Iris Wheeler in the kitchen, she's whispering into the phone, she's saying, "Frankie, you wonít believe this. Will you listen to this? It's incredible!"

Josie: She called you?

Frankie: Yeah, she did.

Josie: She really called you?

Frankie: She's really excited, Jos.

Josie: Oh, so am I. Actually, I'm a little more nervous than excited because I just donít know how it's going to turn out. I mean, I just get all nervous and I think I'm going to blow it, and I just donít know what's going to happen.

Frankie: Josie?

Josie: What?

Frankie: What are you trying to say?

Josie: I'm a wreck, Frankie.

Frankie: Yeah, I thought so.

Josie: Well, can you give me some help, some advice?

Frankie: A little pep talk, maybe?

Josie: Maybe that would help.

Frankie: Ok. Now, here goes. Not that you haven't heard all of this before, but you have a great face, a sensational figure, gorgeous hair, perfect skin. How's that?

Josie: But I need makeup tips, and I know you're really, really good with that -- and hair. I remember once you told me something about weaving my hair?

Frankie: No, no, I donít think that that's true anymore. I think that the look for you is natural.

Josie: Really?

Frankie: Yeah, that's what's so special about you, Josie. You donít need makeup and fancy hairdos to look good. You just are naturally, incredibly beautiful. Which is why I hate your guts.

Josie: Well, I think you're just prejudiced.

Frankie: Yeah, but I'm not the one who gave you this big modeling job, am I?

Josie: No, Lucas did.

Frankie: Yeah. That's right.

Josie: Frankie, you know what's really strange is I canít tell if the guy likes me at all. I mean, Mrs. Wheeler says that he does, and I guess he's said a few nice things, but I look in his eyes and I just -- I think that he's not quite sure about me.

Frankie: Maybe he looks that way at everybody.

Josie: Could be.

Frankie: Josie, you know, if I were you, I wouldnít get too involved with this guy.

Josie: Why not? Is there something wrong with him? Frankie --

Frankie: No, no, it's just I think you should take it slow, that's all.

Josie: I hardly talk to the man.

Frankie: Yeah, but that might change now that you're going to be this big model and everything.

Josie: Why would that change anything?

Frankie: Well, he might want to get to know you better, take you out to lunch, stuff like that.

Josie: And you think I should back off from that?

Frankie: Oh, no. No, I mean, let's face it, public relations is a big part of any job. It's just that, uh --

Josie: Frankie, what?

Frankie: Josie, Lucas is a very powerful man.

Josie: What does that have to do with me?

Frankie: I just want you to be careful, that's all. I donít want you to get in over your head.

Cass: I donít understand. Stacey?

Caroline: Well, you did talk to her, didnít you?

Cass: No, not since I got back.

Caroline: Oh, I thought that you --

Cass: You thought what? What is this all about, Caroline?

Caroline: Nothing really.

Cass: No, no, something is going on here.

Caroline: I am terribly nervous about the opening.

Cass: What does that have to do with my sister?

Caroline: She came over here last night and I donít quite understand why.

Cass: I donít have a clue what you're talking about.

Caroline: Look, it's nerves. I haven't been sleeping. I've had too much coffee. Let's just change the subject. How was your trip? Was it successful?

Cass: Ok, yes, business-wise, it was successful.

Caroline: Otherwise, no?

Cass: I got a letter from Nicole.

Caroline: So that's why you're in such a lousy mood.

Cass: Isnít that reason enough? I mean, she was a major part of my life for the last two years.

Caroline: Was. It's about time you forgot.

Cass: Yeah, well, it's not that easy, Caroline.

Caroline: Look, I know I sound mean and cavalier, but you've really got to go look towards the future.

Cass: I canít forget Nicole. I donít think I'll ever be able to forget her.

Caroline: I know it's not going to be easy. But I can help you forget, if you gave me a chance. Why donít we just -- why donít I just close up the gallery and we can be alone, huh?

Cass: Sex wonít fix this, Caroline.

Caroline: I'm just trying to help, Cass.

Cass: I know exactly what you're trying to do, and it wonít change anything.

[Door opens and slams] Well, my little problem is that I wet the bed.

Sharlene: An engagement gift isnít necessary, Evan.

Evan: I know that.

Sharlene: Patsy cline. Ooh, I love patsy cline.

Evan: Well, it's her complete collection.

Sharlene: Thank you.

Evan: I know how much you love it.

Sharlene: Oh, I do. This is fantastic.

Evan: Wait a second.

Sharlene: Johnís going to -- what?

Evan: Well --

Sharlene: What have you got there?

Evan: Back here in the bushes. Here, Sharlene Frame -- soon-to-be a Hudson -- this is a big, soft, comfortable sleeping bag for due in case you and the mister --

Sharlene: Due?

Evan: Decide that you would like to camp out under the stars.

Sharlene: This is great. You have no idea. This is --

Evan: Yeah, right.

Sharlene: I mean it!

Evan: Yeah?

Sharlene: When did you have time to do all this? Aren't you at the office these days?

Evan: Yes and no. Anyway, it's just been a while since I talked to you.

Sharlene: Well, I agree.

Evan: And you did ignore me at the engagement party.

Sharlene: Oh, were you there?

Evan: Yeah, you didnít see me because you were so busy --

Sharlene: I saw you. I was busy?

Evan: I thought the best way to get the woman's attention was to make an unexpected visit.

Sharlene: You like?

Evan: Yeah.

Sharlene: I'm glad you did.

Evan: Anyway, it was a great excuse to get away from the office.

Sharlene: Oh, since when do you like being away from the office, Mr. Workaholic?

Evan: Lately.

Sharlene: Hmm, what happened to all that Frame ambition?

Evan: Oh, it's still here.

Sharlene: I thought so.

Evan: It's something else, though.

Sharlene: What, you have some kind of a problem?

Evan: No, it's -- it's not about work.

Sharlene: Well, then is it -- never mind.

Evan: What were you going to say, "Is it a woman?" Is that what you were going to say?

Sharlene: Well, it does seem like the next obvious question, I mean, if it's not work.

Evan: Well, let's just say whatever it is, it's not going away, and I can either choose to ignore it or I can, well --

Sharlene: Or what?

Evan: I think I'd better go.

Sharlene: Evan, wait, come on. Stay a little longer. We donít have to talk about anything personal.

Evan: Well, really, I've got to get back to the office.

Sharlene: Ok. Thanks for these. This is just fantastic.

Evan: Well, just make sure you put them to good use, you know what I mean?

Sharlene: Oh, we will. Look, if you ever need to talk or anything, I'm here.

Evan: Good.

Sharlene: We are family.

Evan: Absolutely. I'll see you.

Sharlene: Thank you.

Sam: Ok. Putting on the final touches right now.

Olivia: Already?

Sam: Yeah, it's just a preliminary sketch.

Olivia: So we're going to stop?

Sam: Donít you want to? You've been posing like that forever.

Olivia: You're terrific. All that time went so fast.

Sam: That's what happens when you're inspired.

Olivia: Well, I'll be better next time, much more relaxed.

Sam: Ok. That's it.

Olivia: So we are going to stop?

Sam: Yeah. I tell you what, why donít you get up and stretch or do jumping jacks, whatever. Whatever makes you feel good.

Olivia: Oh, you're right, it feels good to stand. What I did before with the sheet? That was stupid. I'm sorry.

Sam: Listen, Olivia, um, donít try to be somebody else. Just be yourself, ok? Listen, I'm going to go get something to drink. Would you like something?

Olivia: Sure. Club soda?

Sam: You got it. Be right back. Hey!

Matt: Hey! See that? You were right, your daddy was in his studio.

Sam: Hey, Matt. How you doing, Alli?

Matt: Look at that. The kid is so enthralled by me, she doesn't even acknowledge your presence.

Sam: Yeah, you got her mesmerized, Matthew.

Matt: Yeah, well, I have that effect on the ladies.

Sam: Mm-hmm.

Olivia: Hi, Matthew.

Matt: Olivia. Hi. You know my niece, donít you?

Olivia: Yes, and she is so adorable.

Sam: Listen, I'm going to let you guys gush over my daughter and I'm going to get something to drink. I'll be right back. Would you like anything, Matt?

Matt: No, thanks.

Sam: I'll be right back.

Matt: Here you go, here you go. Here, here.

Olivia: Is this baby always so contented?

Matt: Always, except for when she's screaming, yelling, and crying and throwing her food all over you.

Olivia: Oh, well, I was told I did a fair amount of that.

Matt: You, temperamental? Never. What are you doing here?

Olivia: Didnít you know? I'm modeling for Sam.

Matt: Really?

Olivia: Yeah.

Matt: Oh.

Olivia: Well, Amanda was doing it for a while, but she was too busy, so here I am.

Matt: Great. How'd you like it?

Olivia: Oh, there's absolutely nothing to it. I mean, I just sit here and pose and try to relax.

Matt: Well, whatever it is, it's certainly agreeing with you. You look great. Doesn't she?

Olivia: I do?

Matt: Yes, you do. Yes, you do. Would I lie to you?

Olivia: In what way?

Matt: "In what way" what?

Olivia: Do I look great?

Matt: Only her, huh? Only she would say something --

Olivia: What?

Matt: Only you would ask someone to analyze how you look good. Canít you just look good?

Olivia: Indulge me. Analyze.

Matt: What do you think? Ok. Ok, you have rosy cheeks.

Olivia: Yeah, I guess I do feel a bit flushed. People are always looking their best when they're excited.

Alli: Mommy.

Matt: So this job excites you, huh?

Alli: Mommy.

Olivia: Do you have any idea what it's like to be back in the middle of an artistic environment?

Matt: Not really. I've never been in any of them.

Olivia: It is such a shot in the arm, especially working with Sam. He's so talented.

Matt: Yeah, well, he seems to be doing good work. Hey.

Olivia: Good work? He is fabulous. I think he's going to be very hot any minute.

Matt: Well, they certainly hope so.

Olivia: I hope so, too. I mean, out of all the people who deserve success -- what's the matter?

Matt: He's very dedicated. What's the matter with you?

Olivia: He's very nice, too.

Matt: Yeah, he's a good guy. Vroom.

Olivia: So do you two spend much time together?

Matt: Sometimes.

Olivia: What do you do?

Matt: What do we do?

Olivia: Yeah. I mean, is he a sports fan? Do you go shopping, movies, concerts? What do you do?

Matt: Bowling.

Olivia: Bowling?

Matt: Bowling. The guy -- well, I've never seen anything like it. He bowls -- I mean, if he's not here, he's bowling. He's a lanes freak. Isnít that right?

Olivia: You're kidding.

Matt: Yes, I am. I knew that'd get you.

Olivia: Matthew, I'm serious. Come on.

Matt: Ok. Sam Fowler's favorite things?

Olivia: Yes.

Matt: In this order -- being with his wife, his child, and his paintings. That's it.

Olivia: So he's a real family man?

Matt: That's right. And I'll tell you something, he'd do anything for this kid right here.

Olivia: Well, Amanda certainly is lucky. Can I hold her?

Matt: Oh, you want to hold her? Be careful. Here you go.

Alli: Mommy!

Olivia: It's ok.

Matt: No, she's not your mommy.

Olivia: Yes. Hi.

Matt: See that, Alli?

Olivia: Oh, she's so sweet. Oh, yes.

Matt: Olivia's not half as bad as you thought she was going to be, is she?

Olivia: Hi, Alexandra. How you doing?

Iris: What the devil is the meaning of this?

Amanda: I always love to have you come bursting into my office.

Iris: It's your mother!

Amanda: What is?

Iris: The memo! She wrote it!

Amanda: By the way, we almost had a walkout in production.

Iris: I donít give a damn about production.

Amanda: That's why we almost had a walkout.

Iris: Listen, she directly countermanded my orders.

Amanda: I persuaded them to stay in and voice their grievances in writing. No need to thank me.

Iris: I am trying to redesign and revamp the conference rooms! I want to install the latest technology, but, no, no, no, Rachel would not approve the funds.

Amanda: Is that all? I mean, is that the reason everything fell apart?

Iris: No, no, that is not all.

Amanda: Oh, there's another reason that you're falling apart?

Iris: Yes, yes. Your mother is not well and she is creating havoc in this company.

Amanda: Seems to me she's just trying to keep the company solvent.

Iris: How, by saving nickels and dimes?

Amanda: By not wasting thousands of dollars.

Iris: Listen, Daddy never, ever hesitated to spend money. "Pay the $2," he'd say, "pay the $2."

Amanda: You know, anytime that you want something, you always bring up the fact that you think Daddy would have let you do it.

Iris: Yes, and he would've because he knew what was best for the company -- unlike you and your mother, who, by the way, is in desperate need of a psychiatrist!

Amanda: Excuse me?

Iris: She better get some help before I have her put away somewhere where she canít do anyone any more harm.

Amanda: What did you say?

Iris: You heard what I said. Rachel is not well. I'm not the only person who thinks so.

Amanda: You know, you have said some violent, despicable things in the past, but I actually think that you've reached an all-time low.

Iris: I'm only telling the truth.

Amanda: That's the first time for you, isnít it?

Iris: Well, I told your mother the other day, I told her that she needed help.

Amanda: You said that to her?

Iris: Yes. Oh, look, dear, you must admit yourself that your mother's been acting strangely.

Amanda: I've noticed nothing of the sort. And you may call me many things, "dear" is not one of them.

Iris: Fight if you must, but not about this. This is for Rachelís own good.

Amanda: You hate my mother, Iris. What makes you think that I'm going to believe you want to do her any good?

Iris: Because you know I want what's good for the company, that's why!

Amanda: Oh, give me a break.

Iris: And the last thing we need now is an unstable C.E.O.!

Amanda: The last thing we need is you starting ugly rumors.

Iris: It is not a rumor!

Amanda: I have work to do, Iris.

Iris: It can wait.

Amanda: I've asked you to leave.

Iris: Oh, donít be so stupid.

Amanda: Fine, then I will leave. You can stay here and answer my phone calls if you'd like.

Iris: All right, ok, Amanda, ignore me if you must, but the only one who's going to be hurt by this is your mother!

Amanda: You leave my mother alone.

Iris: Look, we've protected her all we can. Now that Daddy's gone, she's on her own.

Amanda: She's not. She has me.

Iris: Yes, but you wonít help her! Canít you see? You must have seen how erratic and unstable her behavior has been lately.

Amanda: By erratic behavior, do you mean something like this?

[Vase breaks]

Iris: Good heavens.

Amanda: Well, I guess it just must run in the family -- or maybe it has something to do with your presence.

Lucas: Iris, your secretary said you'd be here.

Amanda: Oh, yeah, she's right here.

Lucas: What's going on?

Amanda: Not a thing.

Lucas: What happened?

Iris: I donít want to talk about it now. Any news on the red swan?

Lucas: I'm working on it.

Iris: Lucas, you have to find it. I've got to know what that message is from Daddy.

Lucas: Ok, some avenues are opening up.

Iris: Anything concrete, though?

Lucas: I donít want to say too much about it yet, but I'm tracking down a certain someone. If things work out, by the end of the week, we may be getting close to putting our hands on that beautiful red bird and whatever secret it's hiding.

Josie: Well, it's about time.

Matt: How did you know I was here?

Josie: I heard your car drive up.

Matt: Oh. Sorry I'm late.

Josie: It's ok, I'll forgive you because I was unpacking.

Matt: Mm-hmm.

Josie: So do you want to sit on the porch? It's a nice day.

Matt: Well, certainly.

Josie: Certainly.

Matt: Ah. After my class, I went over and visited my niece.

Josie: Oh, how is she?

Matt: She is great.

Josie: Good.

Matt: Olivia was there, too.

Josie: She was?

Matt: Yeah, she was. She was modeling for Sam. She looked great.

Josie: Did I ask you how she looked?

Matt: No, I just thought that I would --

Josie: I'm just kidding.

Matt: No, no, no, no. What I meant was that she looked happy to be working, that's it.

Josie: I think Olivia is beautiful, donít you?

Matt: Yeah, in a way.

Josie: We donít look anything alike, do we?

Matt: No, no, not at all.

Josie: We're two completely different types, really.

Matt: Definitely yes. Yes, you are.

Josie: So which type do you like best?

Matt: What kind of question is that?

Josie: Well, if you and I weren't seeing each other and you saw Olivia and me on a bus, who would you be more attracted to?

Matt: It would definitely have to be the redhead sitting behind the two of you. I have this thing for redheads. Oh.

Josie: I guess I deserved that.

Matt: Yes, you did. You're not going to start feeling threatened by Olivia, are you?

Josie: No! I just -- I just want to know why you like me better, that's all.

Matt: Why do I like you better? I canít believe you're asking me this question.

Josie: Well, do you have a reason?

Matt: Of course I have reasons.

Josie: Well?

Matt: It's, um -- well, I like you better. I like you because you're beautiful. And I like being with you and your warmth.

Josie: So you think Olivia is cold?

Matt: Well, let's just say you're a lot more fun to be around.

Josie: So I'm more your type?

Matt: Yes! Josie, isnít that obvious? My gosh.

Josie: Well, donít tell me that you donít notice her. I mean, that's the first thing you mentioned when you came up here -- how good she looked.

Matt: She looked good. Sam looked good, Alli looked good. President Bush looked good today when I saw him on the TV. It's a casual thing you say. "Hi." "How you doing?" "Oh, you look good today." "Oh, thanks." You know --

Josie: You're mad.

Matt: No, no, no. It's just I'm not interested in talking about your sister.

Josie: Ok. I'm sorry. I guess --

Matt: Shush.

Josie: I just got a little, I donít know --

Matt: Yeah?

Josie: Jealous or something.

Matt: I donít care. We have more important things to talk about.

Josie: Like, for instance, what?

Matt: Well, now that you're living at the farm again --

Josie: Yeah?

Matt: Where do we go to be alone?

Josie: Um -- well, there's always the old mill.

Frankie: Oh. I'll come back later.

Cass: Why?

Frankie: You're reading your letter.

Cass: It's only the fourth time. What is it you wanted, Frankie?

Frankie: To apologize.

Cass: Accepted.

Frankie: No, really, I was dead wrong.

Cass: Hey, forget it.

Frankie: No, it's all I've been thinking about all morning.

Cass: Ok, donít forget it.

Frankie: You see, I have this character flaw. I'm pushy. I'm a pushy broad.

Cass: I forgive you already.

Frankie: Would you let me finish, please?

Cass: Yeah, ok, finish.

Frankie: I tried to push myself into your life. Even though I knew it was wrong, I couldn't help myself.

Cass: That's ok, Frankie.

Frankie: But from now on, no more. Things are going to be different.

Cass: Good.

Frankie: No more pushing, no more prying. You have a problem, and instead of my jumping in and trying to fix that, I'm going to back off, accept the fact that you are in pain. Well, not that I wonít be there for you if you need me.

Cass: Ok.

Frankie: That is what a friend does, and I have not been a very good friend.

Cass: Have you finished?

Frankie: Yes.

Cass: That was one of the longest apologies in recent history. It was also erroneous.

Frankie: It was?

Cass: Yeah. You've been a good friend, Frankie. I'm the one who should apologize. I'm sorry I snapped at you.

Frankie: No, donít you apologize. It was my investigation that broke you guys up.

Cass: No, Frankie, Nicole did that.

Frankie: Well, maybe if I hadn't been so pushy, Nicole would've told you the truth herself.

Cass: No, she wouldnít have, and I've come to terms with that. All you did was speed things up. Nicole wasn't what I thought she was, and that hurts, and it hurts her, too, but we're just going to have to get over it by ourselves.

Frankie: Cass, if there is anything I can do --

Cass: She said that she didnít think that I should try to see her.

Frankie: She said that?

Cass: Yeah. She also said that she's feeling much better and that she's more at peace with herself, and that's what she wants for me. She wants me to go on with my life.

Frankie: That's good advice. There I go giving my opinion again.

Cass: I thought that this was never going to end. Maybe this is an ending. Maybe I can leave the past in the past now. I donít know, what do you think? Am I fooling myself?

Frankie: No. No. I can see it in your eyes.

Cass: I'm glad that -- I'm glad that you're here.

[Phone rings]

Sharlene: Hello?

Lucas: Sharlene?

Sharlene: Speaking.

Lucas: This is Lucas.

Sharlene: Yes?

Lucas: I think you and I should have a talk.

Sharlene: I donít.

Lucas: Sharlene?

Sharlene: No talk, no nothing.

Sam: Donít move the arms. Just, you know, relax them. Just move the hands like -- like this.

Olivia: Like that?

Sam: Yeah, that's perfect.

Olivia: I've been thinking maybe sometime you'd like me to pose with Alexandra.

Sam: Hmm, no, not yet. We're just doing form studies now. Damn, it's not right.

Olivia: It's me. I'm sorry.

Sam: No, no, no, it's not. It's just -- I'm having a hard time explaining what I want. Here, let me try something. Let's see.

Olivia: Gee, you know, I guess I'm never going to make it as a geisha girl.

Sam: Yeah, uh -- safety pin, right.

Olivia: No, that's fine. Actually, if you could just tighten it at the back for me. It's not done right.

Sam: Well, here.

Olivia: And then -- yeah, that's right. That would help, and then everything will be fine.

Sam: Is that right?

Olivia: Yeah, I think so.

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