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Another World Transcript Friday 11/18/05

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Mitch: Hi, John. How's Rachel?

John: Well, she managed to get some sleep. That's good.

Mitch: How is she feeling?

John: She's pretty sore, but I think that's normal. She's going to be fine.

Mitch: Would it be ok if I went in and saw her?

John: There's a lot of family in there with her right now. Why donít you wait a few minutes?

Mitch: Ok, maybe that's a good idea. I'll get some coffee.

John: Good--well, you know where the coffee shop is. Coffee's always lousy, but it's hot.

Mitch: Thanks. Oo! Nurse Charles, watch out; my wife might be here. Oh, Sharlene. Gosh, I didnít know you were going to be in here.

Sharlene: Take that back.

John: It's taken back.

Sharlene: Good morning.

John: Good morning.

Sharlene: How are you feeling?

John: I'm exhausted.

Sharlene: Yeah? How's Rachel doing?

John: I think she's gonna be fine.

Sharlene: Good.

John: And what are you doing here?

Sharlene: I'm doing here--I brought you some breakfast. Blueberry muffins, fresh squeezed orange juice.

John: Oo, you're going to spoil me.

Sharlene: I know that.

John: How did you sleep?

Sharlene: Terrible.

John: Why?

Sharlene: Missed my husband.

John: Gonna have to talk to that guy about that.

Sharlene: I wish you would.

John: Is this the only reason you came buy?

Sharlene: No. Remember that night job we talked about?

John: Yeah, vaguely.

Sharlene: I made a decision, John. I'm going to do it.

Amanda: Have you seen Jamie yet today, Mom?

Rachel: Yes, he was the first one in. He's gone back home to check on Steven. He'll be back.

Matt: Well, I think you look great.

Rachel: Thank you, but I donít.

Ada: He's right. You'd never know you had the sorest ribcage in the world.

Rachel: I donít remember much.

Sam: You still donít remember who brought you in here last night?

Rachel: I never saw his face.

Ada: I wonder why he didnít tell anybody his name.

Matt: That's kind of weird.

Rachel: I donít care. I'm just glad to be here with all of you. You know how lucky we are?

John: So what kind of job are you going to take?

Sharlene: Oh, well, I was thinking considering the hours that I might as well take a hostessing job. It seems like the best--

John: But you donít want to work at Tops.

Sharlene: No, I donít. I was thinking of something more laid-back.

Ronnie: Sharlene, are you looking for a job?

Sharlene: Oh, hi.

Ronnie: I'm sorry, I just overheard.

Sharlene: No, that's ok.

Ronnie: I think I have just the thing for you.

Sharlene: You do? Where?

Ronnie: The Pelican.

John: The Pelican?

Ronnie: Yeah.

Sharlene: What's the matter with that?

John: Well, it's a little loud, donít you think?

Sharlene: You're still working there, aren't you--singing there?

Ronnie: Yeah, when I can, but Henryís always looking for a good hostess. He canít seem to hold onto one for more than a week. Here. Here's the number. Give him a call. Tell him I sent you.

Sharlene: I'll do it. All right, thanks a lot. I appreciate it.

Ronnie: Good luck.

Sharlene: Thanks. What do you think?

John: Call him.

Sharlene: Can I use the phone?

John: Yeah.

Sharlene: I'm gonna call him now. You got a quarter?

John: Do I have a quarter?

Sharlene: Give me a quarter.

John: They're not paying me much here, you know. Nurse Charles never asks for quarters. Ha, ha, ha.

Sharlene: "He, he, he."

John: ...Dollars.

Sharlene: Hello. May I please speak with Henry? Thank you. I donít even know his last name. Hello, Henry?

Henry: Speaking.

Sharlene: Hello, Ronnie Lawrence told me to give you a call.

Henry: She's still working tonight, isnít she?

Sharlene: Yes, I guess so. She told me to give you a call about a hostess job.

Henry: For you?

Sharlene: Yeah.

Henry: Do you have any experience?

Sharlene: Some.

Henry: Do you mind working late hours?

Sharlene: No, not at all.

Henry: Ok, why donít you stop by later today?

Sharlene: Well, great. Thank you. What time?

Henry: It doesn't matter. I'm not going anywhere.

Sharlene: Ok, thank you very much.

Henry: Excuse me, what's your name?

Sharlene: Oh, I'm sorry. It's Sharlene Watts... Hudson. It's Hudson.

Henry: Which is it?

Sharlene: It's Hudson. I just got married.

Henry: Congratulations. I'll see you later.

Sharlene: Thank you very much, Henry. I got it.

John: He hired you?

Sharlene: No, I got an interview.

John: Oh. Are you sure you want to do this?

Sharlene: Absolutely.

Olivia: Isnít it a little early for a major fit?

Josie: I've been up for hours.

Olivia: That's insane. The sun's barely up. Is there any coffee?

Josie: I donít drink coffee.

Olivia: It would be a refreshing change for me to have eye contact with you when we speak.

Josie: Well, I'm a little busy.

Olivia: Josie, if you donít like this arrangement, I can move out as easily as I moved in.

Josie: With the same person to help you?

Olivia: What are you talk-- what? What is with you?

Josie: You want me to look you in the eye? Then you look at me and tell me the truth for once in your life.

Olivia: Good lord, you're jumpy this morning.

Josie: What's going on with you and Sam?

Olivia: Oh, for crying out loud!

Josie: Oh, great. You see? You see, I canít even talk to you. You think I'm an idiot? Fine, ruin your life and everyone elseís.

Olivia: Ruin whose life?

Josie: He's Matthewís brother- in-law, Olivia.

Olivia: So?

Josie: Why are you trying to break up Sam and Amanda?

Olivia: Oh, sister dear, you give me far too much credit.

Josie: Then explain to me what I saw yesterday.

Olivia: I did. You saw nothing. Sam and I are friends, that's all there is to it.

Josie: Why are you always doing things that can end up hurting me?

Olivia: What are you talking about?

Josie: First you entered the fresh faces contest when you knew what it meant to me.

Olivia: You won, didnít you?

Josie: Now you're trying to break up Matt's sister's marriage.

Olivia: I am not trying to break up anybody's marriage.

Josie: Then why was Amanda...

Olivia: What? What were you going to say?

Josie: I donít want to talk about this anymore.

Olivia: Where are you going?

Josie: I'm going to meet Matthew at the hospital. I want to see how Rachelís doing this morning.

Olivia: Well, give me 15 minutes to change and I'll go with you.

Josie: Why?

Olivia: I want to see how Rachel is doing, too.

Josie: Why?

Olivia: Will you stop saying that?

Josie: Will you answer my question?

Olivia: I care about Matthew, too, you know.

Josie: Well, all the Coryís are probably there.

Olivia: I wonít get in the way.

Josie: You wouldnít be hoping to run into Sam, would you?

Olivia: If Sam is there, he's there with his wife.

Josie: Exactly.

Olivia: I donít like what you're implying--

Josie: Who's implying? It's a fact.

Olivia: If I were the home wrecker you're making me out to be, donít you think I'd try to get Sam alone someplace? Someplace other than a hospital where he's surrounded by in-laws?

Josie: I donít know. I donít know you at all, Olivia.

Olivia: Well, maybe it's time you did. Will you wait for me? Thank you.

Mitch: Matthew.

Matt: Hey, Dad, I'm glad you're here.

Mitch: How's your mom?

Matt: She's fine. I think she's in a little pain. But you know her; she'd never admit it.

Mitch: Yeah, I know.

Matt: I knew she'd want to see you, though.

Amanda: Sam... I want to thank you for not letting onto my mother about us.

Sam: What do you think I'm gonna tell her something like that when she's in the hospital?

Amanda: No. No, I just--I meant.

Sam: I know--I know what you meant. I know.

Amanda: Canít we talk?

Sam: Now is not the time to talk.

Amanda: When is a good time, Sam? You moved out.

Sam: Yeah. That's right.

Amanda: Well, if you're trying to punish me, you're doing a good job.

Sam: I moved out because I was suffocating in that mansion. I need time to work all this out.

Amanda: What about our marriage? What about your daughter?

Sam: You should've thought about that when you put Evan first.

Amanda: Sam, I donít want to fight.

Sam: Well, neither do I. I'm going to the gallery, ok?

Amanda: Now?

Sam: Yes, I have work to do.

Amanda: Let me come with you. I'll help you. Please?

Sam: Give Rachel my love. Tell her I'll come back later.

Matt: Hello, sister. Would you mind filling me in? What's going on?

Amanda: Sam moved back into the loft.

Matt: What?

Amanda: Just for a couple of days.

Matt: When did that happen?

Amanda: Last night. Look, donít tell Mom, all right?

Matt: I wonít. Listen, let me help. What do you need?

Amanda: No, no.

Ada: Amanda.

Amanda: Not now, grandma, all right?

Ada: Now. What's going on with you and Sam?

Josie: Matthew, hi.

Matt: Hey, how are you doing?

Josie: I'm fine. How's your mom?

Matt: She's doing better. I'm glad you're here.

Josie: Good. Well, I wanted to be with you.

Olivia: I wanted to see how you were doing, Matthew.

Matt: Well, I'm not sure how many visitors she's allowed right now.

Josie: Oh, that's ok. Just tell her I'm here.

Matt: Ok.

Sharlene: Hello. Hi, how are--

Josie: Mama.

Sharlene: Olivia, how are you?

Olivia: Fine. How are you?

Sharlene: Johnís in with your mother. She's doing very well, he says.

Matt: Yeah, I'm glad he's taking care of her.

Sharlene: And I was just looking for you, Jos. I was going to call you today.

Josie: Is something up?

Sharlene: Well, I've got some Christmas shopping to do, and I thought maybe you would join me.

Josie: Oh, I--I'd love to, but I canít.

Sharlene: Oh.

Josie: I have a total image session today with Lucas.

Sharlene: Total image.

Josie: Yeah, we have to go over my look and my presentation. We have to get it all down before I go on tour.

Sharlene: Uh--what tour?

Josie: Didnít I mention that?

Matt: You didnít mention it to me.

Josie: Oh, well, we're going to be going across country on a promotional swing.

Sharlene: We.

Josie: Me and Lucas.

Matt: How long is this swing, Josie?

Josie: Not long. Not long at all. Did I tell you that Olivia moved in with me?

Sharlene: Oh, did you? Oh, that's--that's great.

Josie: I thought you might like it.

Sharlene: I'm glad. I know that you two need some time to get to know each other.

Olivia: Oh, well, we're certainly doing that.

Sharlene: Good, 'cause Josieís always said she wanted a sister. You know, she used to ask me if I could find--

Olivia: Well, excuse me. Uh, hospitals suffocate me; I have to get some air.

Ada: Talk to me, Amanda.

Amanda: Sam and I are just having a few problems, that's all. It's nothing to worry about.

Ada: Except for Evan Bates.

Amanda: Oh, no. Not you, too.

Ada: I hear what's going on in that house, Amanda. I've been waiting for you to tell me about it. Time's up.

Amanda: I am not having an affair with Evan.

Ada: I didnít say that you were.

Amanda: That's what everybody seems to think. You're all seeing something that's not there.

Ada: It's there, Amanda. I know the symptoms, trust me.

Amanda: Grandma, I love Sam.

Ada: I know you do.

Amanda: So how can this be happening?

Ada: I donít know. But it does happen... and in good marriages, too.

Amanda: There's something missing... and I donít know how to get it back.

Ada: You love Sam, but you think it isnít enough because you see something in Evan that's exciting and different.

Amanda: No, that's not true. Sam is exciting and different, that's why I married him.

Ada: Denying what you feel doesn't solve anything.

Amanda: I do feel something for Evan. I wish I didnít. I donít even know what it is.

Ada: Well, you have to make up your mind what you really want. And then you have to decide if you have that with Sam.

Amanda: And risk losing Sam for good?

Ada: I hope not. But you canít go on like this. You have Alli to think about.

Male voice: Go back to the beginning. Go back to the beginning.

Rachel: Ow! Oh, hi.

Mitch: I hope you're taking it easy.

Rachel: Yeah, I'm all right.

Mitch: You look as beautiful as ever.

Rachel: [Laughs] Ow. Your son just said something very similar just a while ago.

Mitch: Are you in any pain?

Rachel: I'm all right.

Mitch: Look, I'm not going to stay long.

Rachel: Did they find out who it was that brought me in here?

Mitch: No. No, I've asked Ronnie but nobody seems to know anything.

Rachel: It's strange, isnít it?

Mitch: You have no idea?

Rachel: It was some man. I guess he didnít want to get involved.

Mitch: Matthew said that you were out walking, that you fell. Is that right?

Rachel: I didnít--I didnít tell him.

Mitch: Tell him what?

Rachel: I think I was being followed.

Mitch: What do you mean, you think?

Rachel: I was upset, you know? I left that guy in Tops.

Mitch: Mallory.

Rachel: Yeah. One of Iris' bright ideas. I shouldnít have done it.

Mitch: Look, Rachel.

Rachel: It made me miss Mac.

Mitch: Donít go on doing that. It's too soon. Donít be with people that donít care about you.

Rachel: I wonít do it again, believe me.

Mitch: I hope you didnít do it because of me.

Rachel: Mitch.

Mitch: You should be with people that you love, that care about you.

Olivia: This is where the eye can see the line of the figure best. I am right, aren't I?

Sam: Thank you.

Olivia: You're welcome. Thought I'd find you here.

Sam: Yeah, well, I got a lot of work to do before the showing.

Olivia: Shouldnít you have somebody helping you?

Sam: Well, Caroline is in Chicago at a conference, and Amanda--well, there's no one left to help.

Olivia: I guess things are still a little strained between you and Amanda.

Sam: Yeah, you could say that. We were at the hospital today and... well, we set it out right then and there. It's a mess.

Olivia: Well, I suppose the two of you just need some time.

Sam: Yeah, apart.

Olivia: What?

Sam: I moved out.

Felicia: How are you feeling?

Rachel: Better.

Felicia: Good.

Rachel: Look, the other night-- I'm sorry about that.

Felicia: What do you mean?

Rachel: Sorry I called. I shouldnít have.

Felicia: Well, I'm sorry I hung up on you. It's just that for the first time in a long time I went with my instincts instead of thinking it through. I'm not really used to this. Anyway, I came by because I wanted to know if there was anything I could do for you.

Rachel: Nothing. Just supposed to rest.

Felicia: I'm glad you're better. Everybody's been worried sick about you.

Rachel: Could've been worse.

Mitch: I guess we should let you get some rest.

Felicia: Yes, I think we should. There was a woman outside who wanted to see you.

Rachel: Who?

Felicia: I donít know. I donít know her.

Rachel: Thank you for coming in.

Felicia: I'll see you soon.

Mitch: See you later. Felicia...

Felicia: This is so stupid.

Mitch: Felicia, will you please just calm down.

Felicia: You've been with her all night, haven't you?

Mitch: Look, I told you when I called.

Felicia: That's not the point, Mitch. My best friend is hurt, and I can barely stand to look at her because I know my husband is falling in love with her again.

Mitch: Felicia--

Felicia: You were with her when this happened, weren't you.

Mitch: No.

Felicia: Then you found her.

Mitch: No, no. It wasn't me. I didnít find her.

Felicia: Who found her?

Mitch: It was somebody else. They donít even know who it is. He left before they could even get his name.

Felicia: Why was she walking around in the middle of the night alone?

Mitch: She was at Tops. She was with somebody. She had a date and, you know, she got upset, I guess, and took a walk.

Felicia: A date with whom?

Mitch: It was somebody that Iris wanted her to meet.

Felicia: So, how do you feel about that?

Mitch: It's a bit too soon, donít you think? Look, do you mind if I ask you a question?

Felicia: Sure. Why not?

Mitch: Have you ever heard of the name Ken Jordan? Do you know who that is?

Felicia: No. Why, is he the date that Rachel had?

Mitch: I donít know, but I wish I knew.

Rachel: Mrs. Johnson.

Mrs. Johnson: How are you feeling, dear?

Rachel: How did you know I was here?

Mrs. Johnson: I was visiting a friend. I heard a nurse mention that you were here.

Rachel: You have the darnedest way of popping up.

Mrs. Johnson: I have lots of friends.

Rachel: Is that what I am?

Mrs. Johnson: I'd like to think so, yes.

Rachel: It's good to see you again.

Mrs. Johnson: Sometimes you meet someone and it's as though you've always known that person, and suddenly your paths cross, not once or twice, but over and over again.

Rachel: That's true. It does happen.

Mrs. Johnson: You read poetry, Mrs. Cory?

Rachel: Some.

Mrs. Johnson: "Two roads diverged in a wood and I, I took the road less traveled by and that made all the difference."

Rachel: Robert Frost.

Mrs. Johnson: Every choice we make, no matter how small, affects the course of our lives. Well, you could stay in a store 10 minutes more and not run into an old friend or a future lover. If Cinderella hadn't left the ball when she did, she would have had to take her chances with her prince that night. It worked out for her. You could have the same good fortune.

Rachel: I beg your pardon?

Mrs. Johnson: Nothing, dear. Oh, I brought you a gift.

Rachel: Oh, that's the book-- the book that we found in the bookstore that day about the swan.

Mrs. Johnson: It's a lovely volume.

Rachel: Yes, it is.

Mrs. Johnson: Perhaps it will help you on your journey.

Rachel: My journey?

Mrs. Johnson: Well, sometimes you have to help fate happen.

Rachel: This has the myth about the swans in it.

Mrs. Johnson: Yes.

John: Rachel? Think you ought to be getting some rest.

Mrs. Johnson: Sweet dreams, my dear.

Rachel: No, wait, Mrs. Johnson. Mrs. Johnson... wait.

Ada: [Voiceover] You canít be everything to everybody, Rachel.

Mitch: [Voiceover] Rachel, you canít hide from it. You have to face it.

[Voices chattering]

Ada: The message on this package is dated two days before Mac died. It's from Mac.

Rachel: Mac.

Amanda: Mom, we need you. You canít let Iris destroy Daddy's company.

Rachel: Amanda, you're going to have to face another reality. Iris is in our lives to stay. I donít want his things removed.

Matt: Mom, I just thought that--

Rachel: Why didnít you ask me. You could have asked me.

Amanda: Mom, I'm sure he was just trying to help.

Rachel: I donít want anybody touching Macís things, is that understood?

Matt: I didnít want you to have to deal with it.

Rachel: He is my husband! I will decide when things are put away, all right?

Matt: Sorry, Mom.

Rachel: Matthew.

Matt: First Vicky and Jamie separate, now Sam and Amanda are having trouble. What's wrong with this family.

Amanda: You know, I moved in here to try and help you, but donít try to use that fact as an excuse to run my life.

Sam: You have to help me convince Amanda to move back to our loft. Living in the Cory mansion is destroying us.

Rachel: Why donít you get one thing straight? No one--not Mitch, not anyone-- is ever going to take the place of your father in my life. Can you try to understand just that much?

Amanda: Does Mitch understand that?

Rachel: That's enough, Amanda.

Mitch: Rachel, you have to face it. We still have feelings for each other. You just canít run away from that.

Rachel: When I get lonely or if I need help, you seem to be the person I turn to.

Felicia: Talk to me. You were my best friend. Tell me what's going on between you and my husband. But the point is, Rachel, if Mitch wasn't trying to help you find that damn red swan, maybe none of this would have even happened.

Rachel: He understood how much the swan meant to me.

Felicia: ...If Mitch weren't so involved with you.

Rachel: What did he say to you?

Mitch: What's that?

Rachel: The uniform.

Ada: You canít be everything to everybody, Rachel. You're trying too hard to take Macís place.

Mrs. Johnson: You know what it all means, Rachel. Just put the pieces together. Just put the pieces together. You know what it all means, Rachel. Just put the pieces together.

[Car horn and screeching tires]

Male voice: Go back to the beginning. Go back to the beginning.

Rachel: Go back to the beginning.

Josie: I can stay a little while, but I have to go soon.

Matt: Ok.

Josie: You're not still upset about the promotional tour, are you? I mean, it's really no big deal.

Matt: Sure it is.

Josie: You're against it, aren't you?

Matt: No, I'm not against it. I wish you would have told me. Why didnít you tell me?

Josie: With everything that's going on, I just--I just didnít think it was any big deal.

Matt: Yeah, ok.

Josie: C'mon donít be angry with me.

Matt: I'm not angry. I have other things on my mind. I'm sorry.

Josie: Ok, what? Tell me.

Matt: Did you talk to Olivia at all about Sam?

Josie: She's still denying everything.

Matt: Well, do you believe her?

Josie: I donít know. Why? Did something else happen?

Matt: Well, Sam moved out of the house.

Josie: Oh, Matt, no!

Matt: Yeah, Amanda told me this morning.

Josie: I had no idea.

Matt: I'm wondering if Olivia did.

Josie: Well, she didnít say anything to me.

Matt: And why was she here this morning with you? Was she looking for Sam? I've got to talk to her. Listen, I'll catch up with you later, ok?

Ada: Amanda. You have to make a choice.

Amanda: I donít want to lose Sam.

Ada: But you're not ready to write Evan off, are you?

Amanda: I'm a terrible person, aren't I?

Ada: You're human.

Amanda: What happens if my feelings for Evan donít go away?

Ada: You canít have it both ways, honey. You canít ignore what's going on and expect your problems to solve themselves.

Amanda: But how can I act on my feelings for Evan... and keep Sam?

Ada: If you act on your feelings for Evan, losing Sam is the risk you have to take.

Amanda: I have to make a decision. No one's going to lead me in one direction or the other.

Ada: No matter what you decide, remember that I love you. If you need somebody to listen, you know where I am.

Amanda: Thanks grandma.

Ada: You donít have to thank me. You have to stop torturing yourself... and the people who matter to you.

Olivia: Why did you do it?

Sam: Well... I just couldn't stand it there anymore.

Olivia: You must've felt kind of stifled. What, did I say the wrong thing?

Sam: No. That's exactly how I felt. Stifled. Listen... I want to thank you for being my friend and listening to me.

Olivia: I'm happy that you feel you can talk to me.

Sam: Amanda is jealous of the time we spend together.

Olivia: She is?

Sam: I told her that that's wrong, but she--I donít know, she just canít seem to understand that we're just friends.

Olivia: It must be hard for her, too.

Sam: How?

Olivia: Well, she feels your relationship changing, and then I'm in the picture.

Sam: Yeah, I guess so.

Olivia: Is it any different than what she's feeling for Evan?

Sam: Of course it is.

Olivia: Well, how?

Sam: Well, I'm not falling for you.

Olivia: Oh.

Sam: I'm sorry. I didnít mean it that--look, Evan and Amanda, they're... aaah! I donít want to talk about this anymore. Ugh!

Olivia: Well, let's get that one sketch up so that this morning isnít a total waste. Here, come on. I'm better at this than you are.

Sam: Oh, you are, are you?

Olivia: Yes, now stand back there and tell me if this looks right. Right here.

Sam: Just a little higher.

Olivia: Higher?

Sam: Yeah--no, not that much.

Olivia: How's that?

Sam: Mm--no, here.

Olivia: Yeah, I think that's just about right.

Sam: Yeah, I think it is.

Sharlene: Well, donít look at me like I've grounded you or something.

Josie: You'd do it if you could.

Sharlene: That's not true.

Josie: You wish I'd never won this contest.

Sharlene: Josie, that is not fair. Now, I have stood behind you in all of this... and you know how proud I am of you.

Josie: You just donít trust me.

Sharlene: It's not you I donít trust.

Josie: Donít you realize how important this could be to my career?

Sharlene: Josie, this important?

Josie: Stop teasing me.

Sharlene: I am--I'm not teasing you. I am really trying to understand all of this, Josie. I just--I donít want us to fight, ok?

Josie: Then give me your blessing and let me go.

Sharlene: Just you and Lucas.

Josie: And the wardrobe people and the hair and make-up artists. Everyone.

Sharlene: And where is everyone staying?

Josie: Hotels, of course.

Sharlene: And you'll have your own room?

Josie: What are you getting at?

Sharlene: It's a simple question.

Josie: You think Lucas is going to make a pass at me on the road.

Sharlene: I want you to be wise, Josie.

Josie: You donít know Lucas the way I do or you wouldnít think that about him. Besides, he's involved with Iris. Mama--no, wait. Look at these pictures. Lucas may not have taken these pictures, but he created them. The man is a genius. That's me, Josie Watts from the farm. No one would believe it unless they saw it.

Sharlene: Josie, what is this?

Josie: Mama.

Sharlene: What is this? And what is this?!

Josie: Lucas gave them to me. I told you.

Sharlene: Do you have any idea how all of this looks?

Josie: What?

Sharlene: Josie--the money, the flowers, Lucas coming and going. Do you know what people are going to think you are?

Josie: What's the matter? Donít you like them? Well, everyone loves them.

Sharlene: I have to go.

Josie: Where?

Sharlene: I have an appointment, Josie.

Matt: Excuse me. Hope I'm not interrupting anything.

Sam: No, not at all.

Matt: I need to talk to Olivia for a minute, Sam.

Sam: That's fine. I need to go to the hardware store and get some molly bolts. Listen, can you stick around? I'm gonna need some help later on.

Olivia: Sure.

Sam: All right. How's Rachel? She doing any better?

Matt: Doing fine.

Sam: Oh, good.

Olivia: How did you know I was here?

Matt: Lucky guess.

Olivia: Well, I'm helping Sam hang his show.

Matt: Most of the paintings are of you.

Olivia: Just the sketches.

Matt: I thought you didnít have time in your life for men.

Olivia: What are you talking about?

Matt: It seems to me when we were in New York all you could devote your life to was your work, your career. And a love life, that was the last thing you wanted because it would slow you down.

Olivia: Make your point, Matthew.

Matt: My point is that maybe your priorities have changed.

Olivia: Meaning?

Amanda: Meaning that you've left your career in the dust and now you're making a move on my sister's husband.

Olivia: That girlfriend of yours has an overactive imagination.

Matt: Does she? Does she? What was the little clench I saw you in here before?

Olivia: Nothing.

Matt: Nothing? Sam and Amanda were perfectly happy before you grand jetted into their life, you know?

Olivia: You think I'm the one responsible for breaking those two up?

Matt: No, they're not broken up yet. See, that's why I'm here.

Olivia: Grow up, Matthew. Your sister's marriage was on the rocks long before I came to town.

Matt: I donít believe that. I live there. I should know.

Olivia: Yes, you should. But you canít because you canít see what's right in front of your eyes.

Matt: What? What's right in front my eyes?

Olivia: Does the name Evan Bates ring a bell?

Matthew: What are you, crazy?

Olivia: Not in the least.

Matt: Well, what are you saying? What--Amanda and Evan? [Chuckles] Where do you get your information, Olivia?

Olivia: I know where you get yours, Matthew, and all I can say is that Josieís out to get me.

Matt: She is not.

Olivia: No matter how hard I try, she just canít accept me. She resents me because I grew up with everything she never had.

Matt: Wait a minute!

Olivia: No, you wait a minute! The next time you go accusing someone you call a friend of something as disgusting as breaking up a happy marriage, you get your facts straight.

Matt: Ok. Well, why donít you--

Olivia: Everybody trusts sweet little Josie. Makes me want to throw up. She's insecure, she has no talent, and she's constantly competing with me for some unknown reason.

Matt: Come on! You're no innocent victim. The only reason why you entered that fresh faces contest was to nail Josie! We both know it!

Olivia: She won anyway, didnít she? And that's not good enough for her. She's still trying to make me look bad. And now she's brainwashed you.

Matt: I'm not brainwashed. Nobody's brainwashed me.

Olivia: You canít see it because you're like a little lost puppy whenever she's in the room. It's really gross, Matthew. Trust me.

Matt: Ok, friend. Explain to me what was that that I saw when I came in here?

Olivia: You saw two friends working together on a project. I came over here today because I know Sam is hurting. And before you get any more bright ideas, I'm not waiting in the wings for your precious sister to dump him. I know he loves her... desperately. We should all be so lucky. Amanda doesn't know how lucky she is to have someone as wonderful... we're friends. That's it.

Matt: I hope so.

Olivia: I donít care what you hope for.

Matt: Olivia.

Olivia: What?

Matt: I'm sorry.

Olivia: That's not good enough anymore, Matthew.

Matt: Where are you going?

Olivia: I am going to stop this infantile behavior once and for all. I've had it!

Waitress: Sorry, we're not serving lunch today.

Sharlene: Oh, I'm here to see Henry.

Waitress: Oh, ok. Hang on. I'll get him for you.

Sharlene: Thank you.

Henry: Well, hi. How are you doing?

Sharlene: Fine, thank you. I'm Sharlene wa--uh, Hudson.

Henry: Right. Well, I'm gonna have to thank Ronnie for this.

Sharlene: Pardon me?

Henry: The job's yours, if you want it.

Sharlene: That's it?

Henry: Sure. I mean, you're friendly, you're outgoing. You're perfect. When can you start?

Sharlene: Uh...

Henry: As soon as possible?

Sharlene: Yeah. That's fine.

Henry: Good. Show up tomorrow at 6:00 P.M. I'll show you the ropes, and we'll set up a schedule.

Sharlene: Do you make all your decisions this quickly? You donít even--

Henry: I know enough. I mean, I'm an excellent judge of character. It's part of the job.

Sharlene: Well, I donít know how to thank you.

Henry: Well, you show up on time, you smile, then you thank me.

Sharlene: Well, ok. Would it be all right to ask about--

Henry: Money? Listen, we'll talk tonight-- tomorrow night. You know, you're going to make double your salary in tips, I can tell. You wonít be disappointed.

Sharlene: Thank you, Henry. Thank you very much. Ok, I'll see you then.

Henry: 6:00 tomorrow.

Sharlene: 6:00. That's it. Thank you.

Waitress: Is she the new hostess?

Henry: Yeah.

Waitress: Not too glamorous, Henry.

Henry: Those are just her day clothes. Wait till you see her dressed up. She's--oh, she's something else.

[Knock on door]

Josie: Lucas, is that you? I'll be right there. Olivia? Oh, that's right. I forgot to give you your own key.

Olivia: Donít bother.

Josie: What is your problem?

Olivia: After I'm through with you, you probably wonít have the guts to let me live here anyway.

Josie: What are you talking about?

Olivia: First it's father, now it's Matthew. Who's the next man you're going to try to keep out of my life?

Josie: What?

Olivia: How dare you tell Matthew I have a thing for Sam.

Sam: That's good. Tilt your head a little bit that way. A little up on the chin. Perfect.

Amanda: How's this?

Sam: Perfect. Just relax.

Amanda: Can I scratch my nose?

Sam: Sure. I've got to clean this canvas, so it's going to be a while before I can start painting.

Amanda: A while? Then why am I sitting here half naked? Sam?

Sam: You donít know how you look half naked in this light.

Amanda: Just let me know if you need any, um, inspiration.

Sam: What does that mean?

Amanda: I wouldnít want to... to stop you from creating your masterpiece.

Rachel: Hi.

Mitch: You look like you're feeling better.

Rachel: I'm glad to see you. I figured it out.

Mitch: What?

Rachel: What Mac has been trying to tell me.

Mitch: Go on.

Rachel: Well, ever since he's died I've tried to take his place with the children, with work--everything. But all the while I was doing that, inside I felt like my life had ended when his did. That was wrong. I think that's why it was so difficult for me to overcome losing him. Because in a way, I lost touch with myself--with me--with or without him. So now--now I think I know what the swan means.

Mitch: You do?

Rachel: It's simple, really. The red swan was a sculpture, and I'm a sculptor. It's been a long time since I've thought of myself as an artist, but I think Mac never stopped thinking of me that way. And you know, he wouldnít want me to try and be him. He would want me to just be me. So... I think I have to go back to the beginning. My life with Mac was like a journey and it's over with now, whether I want it to be or not. And I'm on a new path... without him. So I have to start at the beginning. And the beginning is just me. It's really so simple. But you know, I donít think I've realized it until now. I sort of stopped living when Mac died. And so maybe--maybe if I go back to the beginning, I'll feel like living again.

Mitch: Are you ready to go back?

Rachel: Yeah.

Mitch: I was there with you. Your beginning was mine, too.

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