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Another World Transcript Tuesday 5/23/06

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Cass: As soon as I get through with those calls, I have more research to do on Paulina Cantrell's story-

Frankie: Do you want mayo?

Cass: And then I have more work to do on my brief for the Hudson custody case --

Frankie: Cass.

Cass: To make sure that that's ready by Monday -- what?

Frankie: You want mayo?

Cass: Uh, I don't have time. And then assuming that I get all that accomplished in time --

Frankie: You don't have time for mayo?

Cass: No, it's too late. I have to call Felicia about plans for the wedding --

Frankie: And you also have to eat.

Cass: I can't eat. You eat. I'll -- I'll work.

Frankie: Would you stop one minute and tell me what's going on, please?

Cass: I just did. I've got to make those phone calls to the opposing attorneys, and then I've got to do more --

Frankie: Look, Cass, I know you have work to do. What I mean is, why are you letting it drive you nuts?

Stacey: You've got the red folders in there?

Reuben: Yeah, I got them.

Stacey: I think we've got everything. Let's do this. Hi.

Cass: Hi.

Stacey: Um, I've got more boxes upstairs with stuff that I don't need till later, so --

Cass: So, this is it, huh?

Stacey: Yep, I'm moving out.

Michael: Wow. [Laughs]

Donna: All right, now, look at this. Oh, look -- look at the dolphins. Wouldn't he love to see this?

Michael: I would.

Donna: It's a lovely hotel and they have rides and a heated pool for children. Perfect.

Michael: What do they have for grown-ups?

Donna: Doesn't matter. This trip is for Mikey.

Michael: Donna, I --

Donna: Don't you dare. Don't say it. Don't say it.

Michael: What?

Donna: We're going to retain custody of Mikey because we're good parents and because we love him, and I don't want to hear you say anything except that.

[Doorbell rings]

Michael: You want to tell me why you're feeling so optimistic today?

Donna: Never you mind. Hi. What a pleasant surprise.

Vicky: Thank you. Hey, Dad.

Michael: Hi. How are you doing?

Vicky: Good. Well, is she here yet?

Michael: Who?

Vicky: Marley.

Michael: Marley?

Vicky: She didn't call?

Donna: Why should she call?

Vicky: You don't know?

Michael and Donna: Know what?

Vicky: Marley is coming home today.

Jamie: Excuse me, could you tell me when flight 621 is due in from New York?

Man: That's the international flight. That's gate 14. It just came in.

Jamie: Everything is going to be so different back in Bay City. All of this will seem like a dream. I don't know about you, Marley, but I'm not ready to wake up.

Marley: [Sighs]

Jake: Welcome home.

Stacey: Well, I don't see anything else that's mine, do you?

Cass: No, sure don't.

Stacey: Good.

Cass: But if I do, I mean, later, I'll call.

Stacey: Thanks.

Reuben: Or he could tell me about it, and I'd bring it over for you.

Cass: Yeah, I could have Reuben run it over.

Reuben: That is, unless it's heavy. 'Cause if it's heavy, then you can take it yourself.

Stacey: Ok, so --

Frankie: Look, Stacey, I have lunch all laid out here. Why don't you join us?

Stacey: No, but thank you.

Reuben: Yeah, come on. We've got time for a sandwich.

Stacey: I don't. I've got to get going.

Reuben: Stace, it's a free sandwich.

Stacey: Reuben.

Reuben: Ok, ok, ok.

Cass: I wish you didn't feel that you had to go.

Stacey: I know, but I do.

Cass: Yeah, right.

Stacey: You know, Cass, it has nothing to do with you, I mean, nothing to do with you being my brother, my respect for you as a lawyer.

Cass: Then what does it have to do with?

Stacey: We've gone over that already.

Cass: It's not easy out there on your own.

Stacey: Yeah, I know that.

Cass: One case does not make a practice, you know? Yours or mine.

Stacey: Well, I'll certainly have some more clients somewhere down the line, you know. Lucas is bound to -- [Sighs] Ok, well --

Frankie: Stace? Stacey, best of luck to you, ok?

Stacey: Thanks.

Frankie: And I'll bring you an office warming present as soon as you settle there.

Stacey: Great.

Cass: Your new office, is it nice?

Stacey: Yeah. Oh, gosh, it's really nice.

Cass: Good.

Stacey: Ok, so, so long.

Cass: Yeah, bye. Call if you need any help.

Stacey: Uh-huh, I will. Thanks. Ok, Reuben, let's get going.

Cass: Now wait, wait, wait a minute. I want to give you, uh, this coffee pot.

Stacey: Oh, come on, Cass, you don't have to do that.

Cass: Oh, yes, I do. You can't start a law practice without a coffee pot. I mean, this is a very lucky coffee pot.

Stacey: I know that, but it's not important.

Cass: Anyway, I'm -- oh, thanks. I'm trying to -- trying to cut down, you know? Besides, I think you need something from here in order to remember your roots.

Reuben: Her roots?

Cass: Just take the damn thing, will you, please?

Reuben: Ok, ok, ok.

Stacey: Thanks.

Cass: You're welcome.

Stacey: A hug?

Cass: Sure.

Cass: What are you doing here?

Paulina: I have a right to know, don't I?

Cass: Know what?

Paulina: The codicil they found in Mac's coat, is it genuine?

Donna: The last time I talked to Marley, she said she was going to be touring Europe.

Michael: Yeah, what happened?

Donna: What's wrong? Something --

Vicky: No, no, she just decided to come back early.

Michael: Well, I wish she'd called. You know, I would have been glad to pick her up at the airport.

Vicky: Jake's picking her up.

Donna: Well, that's unfortunate. I mean, that you called Jake instead of us.

Vicky: No, Jake called me and told me.

Michael: To tell you the truth, I don't care who picks her up. I'm just glad that she is coming home.

Vicky: Mm.

Michael: You know, she didn't stay very long when she was here from California.

Donna: No, she didn't stay that long at all.

Vicky: No, no.

Michael: You wouldn't know which flight she is on, would you? I'd like to call and see what time she gets in.

Vicky: 621, I think.

Michael: 621. I'll phone right now.

Vicky: Ok.

Donna: What's going on?

Vicky: Marley decided to come home early.

Donna: You know perfectly well what I'm talking about.

Vicky: Oh, sorry. Guess I'm a little slow today.

Donna: Victoria.

Vicky: Hmm?

Donna: Why did she come back early? Is she still thinking about trying to get back together with Jake?

Vicky: Oh, I really couldn't say. It's -- it's just that Jake was so glad she was coming home. Jumped at the chance to go and meet her at the airport.

Donna: I'm sure.

Vicky: Should make things interesting around here.

Donna: Victoria, we came to an understanding. You can't tell anybody what you know, or you will destroy this entire family.

Jake: You look terrific.

Marley: Thanks.

Jake: I'm starting to think I should have taken you up on your offer to go to the Riviera.

Marley: Well, um --

Jake: Did you have fun?

Marley: Mm-hmm. Yes, it was a wonderful time -- special time.

Jake: I was surprised when you said you were coming back.

Marley: Why?

Jake: I don't know, it just sounded like you were fine and you wanted to be alone or something.

Marley: It passed.

Jake: What happened? Something change your mind?

Jake: So that's it. You just, uh, you just came back because of the custody trial.

Marley: It's important to Michael and Donna.

Jake: I know.

Marley: I was kind of tired of being alone, too.

Jake: Yes, I know how you feel.

Marley: I thought it was time to come back and start facing my problems, rather than running away from them.

Jake: Sounds great.

Marley: I'm not here to pressure you, though.

Jake: It's no problem. No problem.

Marley: Actually, I was thinking I'd been a little unfair just leaving you so soon.

Jake: Well, it takes two people to break up a marriage.

Marley: I was in California all that last year and then I suddenly came back and said I wanted to try again.

Jake: I was just a little surprised, that's all.

Marley: I guess we shouldn't be talking about this here.

Jake: No, listen, I'm glad we are. I mean, I said a lot of things that I didn't mean. Maybe we -- maybe we can make things work again.

Marley: I think we should check on the luggage again.

Jake: Sure. Um, things just got a little complicated.

Marley: Absolutely.

Jake: I mean, that's the way life gets. Doesn't mean you -- doesn't mean you just give up.

Marley: Luggage?

Jake: Luggage. I got that.

Michael: Hey, the plane landed a couple of minutes ago. She ought to be here any time.

Donna: Oh, good.

Vicky: Yeah, great.

Michael: Do you want lunch by the way? Are you hungry?

Vicky: No, no, I'm fine.

Michael: You're sure?

Vicky: Mm-hmm, positive. Thanks.

Michael: Well, then if you'll excuse me, I think I'll go tell Angela to hold lunch until Marley gets here, ok? I'll be back.

Donna: Victoria.

Vicky: Hmm?

Donna: I'm warning you, don't play games with me.

Vicky: Too bad no one was around to warn you of the same thing.

Donna: Are you just gonna stand there and watch my whole life go up in smoke?

Vicky: Why -- why do we have to go over this?

Donna: Let me remind you of something. This is not just me. It's your world. It's your father's, Marley's, Mikey's --

Vicky: I get the message.

Donna: Do you promise?

Vicky: Yes. The truth has a way of coming out and, believe me, I know.

Donna: Not if we all mind our own business.

Vicky: You've got to pay for your mistakes.

Donna: I'm paying. I'm paying. Believe me, I'm paying.

Vicky: All right. Now, have you heard anything about Eve Miller from the private investigator you hired?

Donna: No, not yet.

Vicky: All right, just hang in there. I have got to go. Bridget can't take Steven to the market because he gets into everything. Call the private investigator.

Donna: I will, soon.

Vicky: Today. You know how important it is now that Stacey has taken over the Miller's case.

Donna: I know that. It's just that I want good news.

Vicky: And you're afraid of bad news.

Donna: Yes.

Vicky: How do you do it?

Donna: What?

Vicky: You always manage to drag me in and get me on your side.

Donna: Would you rather side with the Millers and help Stacey Winthrop?

Stacey: Well, you've got a lot of nerve even coming by here, Paulina.

Paulina: Cass is the only one with information. Who else am I supposed to ask?

Stacey: I vouched for you, and you lied the entire time to me.

Paulina: Stacey, I am sorry things turned out this way, but it's not as though I --

Stacey: If it hadn't been for me, you wouldn't even be at the Corys' house. I was the one who recommended you, remember?

Paulina: It would've --

Stacey: So that makes me responsible for your pulling a scam on them!

Paulina: Look, you have no idea what you're talking about, or you wouldn't be calling it a scam.

Cass: All right, hold on, ladies. We don't have any boxing gloves here at the office, do we Frankie?

Frankie: Nope, no body oil either, so wrestling is definitely out of the question.

Reuben: Ho, ho, ho, ho. I can get some body oil.

Frankie: Reuben.

Reuben: Ok, ok, ok.

Cass: Paulina, my office is right in there. Would you mind waiting there, and I'll be there as soon as possible.

Paulina: Fine.

Stacey: The Corys were very good to her, Cass.

Cass: I know, and you don't work here anymore. This is my problem now. I'll take care of it.

Stacey: Ok, you're right. I love you.

Cass: I love you, too.

Stacey: Good-bye.

Cass: Good luck.

Stacey: Thanks.

Frankie: Good luck, Stace.

Reuben: Yo, Cass?

Cass: Yeah.

Reuben: I was thinking I might stay with Stacey for the rest of the day. You know, kind of help her out.

Cass: Thanks, Reuben. As a matter of fact, why don't you stay with her for a couple of weeks or so? She doesn't realize how hard it is to get started.

Reuben: Ok, you got it. Ciao, man.

Cass: See you.

Frankie: Bye. That was sweet. You're really hurting about her leaving, aren't you?

Cass: Paulina, could you come in here now, please?

Paulina: It's not a scam. I don't care what she thinks.

Cass: Yes, you do. You care very much what everybody thinks. That's why you're here.

Paulina: I just wanted to find out if the codicil was genuine.

Cass: It appears to be.

Paulina: Really?

Cass: Yes.

Paulina: And did it mention me?

Cass: I will be glad to explain everything to you once I get the go ahead from Rachel. We're trying to verify the signature.

Paulina: And then once you've done that, then what?

Cass: I think that I should give you fair warning, Paulina. Even if the codicil is genuine, certified, verified, laminated, that doesn't mean the Corys have to accept your claim to be Mac's daughter.

Paulina: Yes, they do. They have to because it's the truth.

Cass: Like I said, fair warning.

Paulina: You tell them, Cass. You tell them that I'm telling the truth. And sooner or later, they're all going to have to deal with it.

Emma: Woo! Little girl seems real sure of herself.

Cass: She wishes she was sure.

Frankie: Mama, hi. Listen, Cass is really loaded down with work today and I'm trying to help him out, so this isn't a good time.

Emma: I know that. That's why I'm here.

Frankie: What?

Emma: You and Cass have to postpone your wedding.

Cass: Emma, our wedding date is set.

Emma: Look, I know you have picked a day, but please --

Cass: We're not going to change it.

Emma: Ok, ok. I guess I had hoped that you might care a little bit about other people's feelings. Then again, you don't have that reputation, do you?

Frankie: Mama.

Emma: It's true, isn't it?

Cass: It could be, depending on who you talk to.

Emma: Actually, I've been doing a lot more listening than talking.

Frankie: No, you haven't, Mama.

Cass: What other people care about me is irrelevant, Emma. This is Frankie's wedding, not theirs, and I'm gonna make sure that she's happy.

Emma: Sounds good. Problem -- how is Mary Frances gonna be real happy if everybody in her family is miserable?

Frankie: Nobody is miserable, Mama.

Emma: Well, Evan's been in a terrible accident. We don't know when he's gonna walk again.

Frankie: His legs are fine.

Emma: Well, Sharlene has got big problems.

Frankie: Cass, would you mind if I had a talk with my mother in the office, please?

Emma: Don't push.

Frankie: Oh, I do not believe you!

Emma: I'm just trying to explain how things are.

Frankie: [Sighs] Mama, for your information, Cass is very sensitive to how our family feels.

Emma: Good. Then he'll postpone the wedding.

Frankie: No, he will not.

Emma: Mary Frances, honey, it's really not a good time.

Frankie: We intend to have a very small wedding. There is no reason why things cannot go along as planned.

Emma: Honey, there are so many problems.

Frankie: Oh, Mama, will you please stop this? Cass and I are getting married. Period.

Emma: Fine. Do what you want to do. You always have.

Frankie: No -- why can't you respect me?

Emma: It's not a matter of respect.

Frankie: Then why don't you trust me? You obviously don't even think I know what's best for myself

Emma: Baby, it isn't that exactly --

Frankie: Then what is it?

Emma: Please, Mary Frances, think about Sharlene.

Frankie: What about Sharlene?

Emma: Well, she's got some big trouble, and she's -- might even put herself in a hospital.

Frankie: For what?

Emma: Her nerves.

Frankie: What?

Emma: Yes. And if you insist that she show up, take part in the wedding, it would just push her over the edge.

Frankie: Oh, gosh. I -- I -- oh, I had no idea things were this serious.

Emma: Honey, neither did I. She didn't let on. But I guess if you're somebody's sister, well, you just, you know, you kind of sense these things.

Frankie: And she might put herself in the hospital?

Emma: Well, she wouldn't have to do that if we could keep everything around her just really calm and quiet for a while.

Frankie: Well, she doesn't have to go to the wedding if she doesn't want to.

Emma: Wait. You would cut your own aunt right out of your wedding just to please that man out there?

Frankie: That "man" is going to be my husband.

Emma: Then tell him how things are. Please, honey, just talk to him.

Frankie: Ok.

Emma: Ok?

Frankie: Yes.

Emma: That a girl. Thank you.

Frankie: You're welcome.

Emma: I really got to go. I've got a lot of things I have to do, ok?

Frankie: Ok.

Emma: You take care.

Frankie: You, too, Mama.

Emma: Bye.

Frankie: Bye.

Frankie: Cass?

Cass's voice: I don't know about you, but I need to get away for a few hours. Meet me at our house-to-be? I love you.

Stacey: You got it?

Reuben: Oh, yeah, yeah.

Stacey: Ok. Oh, it's a good thing I didn't pick the office two floors above, huh?

Reuben: Oh, don't I know it.

Stacey: Here, here, I got it.

Reuben: [Groans] I better quit before I got started.

Stacey: Thank you, you're an angel.

Reuben: [Chuckles] Yeah, right. Maybe I should make some coffee or something. That is, if you do have electricity.

Stacey: Reuben, this place is gonna be great when I get it fixed up. But before you make coffee, let's, uh, let's straighten this desk -- [Screams] Jeez.

Reuben: I'll handle it. No, I got this. I got this. Yo, what's your problem, man, huh? Windows cost money, jack! Yeah, yeah, I thought so! Well, one thing about your new place, won't have to worry about your clients thinking that they're not good enough to be here.

Stacey: Yeah, well it's all I can afford. Let's get this moved up here.

Reuben: Ok.

Stacey: Come on. Straight.

Reuben: All right, how's that?

Eve: Hi, Stacey.

Stacey: Eve, hi. Um, nothing like coming by on a first day in the office. This -- this is Reuben Lawrence. Eve Miller. Eve, Reuben.

Reuben: Nice to meet you.

Eve: Hi.

Stacey: He's my --

Reuben: Law clerk. I'm the law clerk here.

Eve: Oh, well, nice to meet you.

Reuben: Nice to meet you, too. Well, why don't I go clerk some papers or something, ok? I'll see you guys.

Stacey: Yeah, that'll be just fine. You might want to bring the file that has the papers in it.

Reuben: [Chuckles] Oh.

Stacey: Yeah.

Reuben: Yeah, excuse me.

Stacey: Ok, see you later.

Eve: Bye, nice meeting you.

Reuben: Bye.

Stacey: Thanks a lot. Watch the glass. Um, come on, sit down, Eve. I'll get you a chair here.

Eve: I can't tell you how grateful I am.

Stacey: For what? Have a seat.

Eve: When I -- when I think of that nice office you left.

Stacey: Oh, well, don't worry about it. It wasn't just because of you. I was planning on going out on my own anyway.

Eve: Well, you did make such big sacrifices.

Stacey: That isn't the important thing. The important thing is that we win this case, and that you get your son back.

Eve: Can you -- can you tell me really, honestly, what my chances are?

Stacey: Well, I'd be lying to you if I said this is going to be a walk in the park, but I think we have some things going on our side.

Eve: What's that?

Stacey: Well, first of all, Donna Hudson's attitude. I mean, she's been out of control lately, as far as what she's been doing.

Eve: When she tried to bribe me?

Stacey: Right, and also when she lied so that you couldn't see Mikey. Now, has she done any other attempts at all like that?

Eve: No, not that -- oh, wait. There was this friend of the family --

Stacey: A friend of the family?

Eve: Yeah, yeah. He came by to see me. I didn't really give him much of a chance to tell me what he wanted.

Stacey: Well, what was his name?

Eve: I think his name was -- was Jack or Jake or something.

Michael: Hey, nice to see you.

Donna: Hi.

Marley: It's good to be home.

Donna: Why didn't you tell us you were coming? We wouldn't even have known if Victoria hadn't called.

Marley: I'm just glad I'm here.

Michael: You look wonderful. Look at you.

Marley: Thank you.

Michael: Gosh.

Donna: Put your things down, and tell us all about your trip.

Michael: Yeah, actually, you cut the trip kind of short, didn't you?

Marley: Well, actually, I was thinking about the two of you and the custody battle, and I -- I just had to come home. I wondered why I was in Nice.

Donna: Oh, darling, you didn't have to change your plans because of us.

Marley: Oh, you're my family, aren't you?

Michael: Now, you are going to stay with us, aren't you?

Donna: Yes, please.

Marley: Well, if you don't mind.

Michael: Mind? Are you kidding? As a matter -- we've got your room ready. Would you like to see it?

Marley: I would love to.

Michael: You've had a long day.

Marley: Yeah, I have had a very long day.

Michael: I'll take those, Jake. Thanks.

Donna: I'm glad you're home.

Marley: Oh, thanks. Glad to be here.

Michael: Did you have lunch?

Marley: Unfortunately, I ate on the plane.

Michael: Oh, we'll get you a bromo or something. Come on, I'll show you where you live.

Marley: Thanks.

Donna: You could have told us she was coming.

Jake: Oh, it was short notice.

Donna: Don't lie to me, Jake McKinnon.

Jake: Tell you the truth, Donna, I really don't give a damn what you think.

Donna: Obviously.

Jake: You know something? You had your chance and you blew it. From now on, Marley and me are none of your business.

Paulina: Oh, hi.

Jamie: Well, well, I heard that you were living here.

Paulina: Yes, Vicky offered, so I --

Jamie: Paulina, your living here is about to change. You have lied to us from the very beginning, and personally I don't want you around my son.

Paulina: Jamie, I understand how this must seem to you, but I'm not trying to con anybody. You can ask Cass for Mac's will if you want to.

Jamie: Look, look, I'm really not interested, ok, Paulina? I want you out of here.

Eve: I couldn't understand really what this guy wanted.

Stacey: Well, what did he say?

Eve: He seemed very sincere. He said Mrs. Hudson loved Mikey very much.

Stacey: Uh-huh.

Eve: But how could anybody not love Mikey?

Stacey: Right. Um, let's stick to Jake McKinnon.

Eve: That's his name?

Stacey: Yeah. Did he say if Donna had sent him?

Eve: No, he just said he was a friend of the family.

Stacey: A friend?

Eve: Why? What's the matter?

Stacey: Well, it's just that he used to be married to Donna's daughter, Marley. And as I understand it, there was never any love lost between Donna and Jake.

Eve: They don't get along?

Stacey: I don't know. They're business partners together, so maybe they worked something out. But the whole thing, it just seems strange to me.

Eve: She seemed kind of upset that Jake was there.

Stacey: Donna was there while Jake was talking to you?

Eve: Yeah.

Stacey: Well, what happened?

Eve: Then she asked me to drop the case. Why? Is this important?

Stacey: I don't know. I've got to -- I've got to work on this.

Eve: Ok, listen, let me give you the number of where I'm working in the evening.

Stacey: Oh, here, yeah.

Eve: I took a job so I can pay my hotel bill.

Stacey: How is your money situation?

Eve: Oh, it's -- it's ok. Don't worry about me. I am ready to do anything I have to so I can get my son back.

Stacey: Good. That makes two of us.

Eve: Ok. Thanks and congratulations on your new office.

Stacey: Mm, I don't know if congratulations is in order. Maybe I should just call a cleaning service or something like that.

Eve: Ok, thanks a lot.

Stacey: But thanks, I appreciate it. I'll call you when I get something.

Reuben: Oh, you're done?

Eve: Hello, again.

Reuben: I'll see you. Take care.

Eve: Ok, bye-bye.

Reuben: Watch that door.

Stacey: Yeah.

Eve: Thanks.

Reuben: Yeah. You know, I was thinking coffee and sandwiches are probably more important than clerking some papers, right?

Stacey: Reuben, I really want to thank you for helping me out.

Reuben: Ah, don't worry about it. You know, I was thinking maybe I'd stay around for a few days, you know, to kind of help you out.

Stacey: Well, what about Cass?

Reuben: I think he'd understand.

Stacey: I don't think he would understand.

Reuben: Trust me, he would understand.

Stacey: All right. Well, then, I accept.

Reuben: Ok.

Stacey: It's not exactly easy getting started all over again.

Reuben: Don't I know it.

Stacey: Well, could you watch this place for me for an hour?

Reuben: I've got to stay here by myself?

Stacey: Please, please. I'll be back. I just --

Reuben: What's up?

Stacey: I have a hunch and I want to go on it. I'll see you.

Donna: I think it would be a big mistake.

Jake: What's that? Getting me back together with my wife?

Donna: Jake, a lot of things have changed.

Jake: Hmm, well, you know what they say. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Marley: Everyone --

Michael: Well, I personally had no idea.

Donna: All right, now, come in here. I want you to tell me all about the Riviera. I want to know every single detail.

Marley: It was -- it was fabulous.

Donna: But didn't you get lonesome traveling all by yourself?

Marley: You have to work awfully hard to get lonesome in the Riviera.

Donna: Well, that's true. That's probably silly of me. Especially somebody as beautiful as you are.

Marley: Oh, thank you.

Donna: Now, tell me something. Victoria said that you and Jamie ended up in the same hotel?

Marley: Mm-hmm. Amazing, isn't it?

Donna: Yes.

Marley: Well, it was nice to see a familiar face.

Donna: I can imagine. Now, it was so funny. Victoria actually got a little bit jealous.

Marley: Really?

Donna: Yes, until she realized that it was silly.

Marley: Absolutely.

Michael: Yeah, absolutely. I mean, we all know that you and Jamie are just friends, right?

Marley: Of course.

Jake: If I don't finish editing that tape, we're gonna lose that account.

Donna: Oh, you don't have to go so soon, do you?

Jake: It looks like I have to. I'm glad you're back home.

Marley: Well, I'm glad to be home. Let -- let me walk you out. Well, thank you again for picking me up.

Jake: My pleasure. Maybe we can get together and have dinner sometime this week.

Marley: We'll see how it works out.

Jake: Well, maybe tomorrow night.

Marley: Tomorrow. Well, I'll -- I'll check with my family and I'll call you.

Jake: Soon?

Marley: Soon -- soon as I can. Thank you again for picking me up. Bye.

Jake: Bye.

Michael: Marley, Marley, Marley, come here and give your old man a hug.

Marley: Oh, you've got it.

Paulina: You know, they can do a lot with blood tests these days.

Jamie: So I've heard.

Paulina: Well, I'd be willing to take one, any time. Then maybe you and your family can stop calling me a liar.

Jamie: Paulina, a blood test will only tell us if your type is compatible with Mac's. That doesn't prove anything.

Paulina: It's a start.

Jamie: If you do decide to take that blood test, you won't mind if I watch that like a hawk, will you?

Paulina: What?

Jamie: I happen to have first-hand experience of blood tests being switched on me.

Paulina: Look, Jamie, you can do whatever you want. I'm not trying to trick anybody.

Jamie: Paulina, would you mind telling me something?

Paulina: Sure.

Jamie: Did you enjoy suckering my family all this time?

Paulina: No.

Jamie: Then why did you?

Vicky: Paulina, could I have a few minutes alone with Jamie?

Paulina: Sure.

Vicky: Thanks.

Jamie: What's the game, Vicky?

Vicky: I beg your pardon?

Jamie: Why are you siding with Paulina?

Vicky: I'm not siding with anyone. She didn't have any place to go. I thought we both agreed that she was good with Steven.

Jamie: That's hardly the point anymore.

Vicky: Why?

Jamie: Because she doesn't give a damn about Steven. All she cares about is a piece of Mac's estate.

Vicky: Whatever you say.

Jamie: Come off it, Vicky. I mean, you can't actually believe this -- this craziness of hers, can you?

Vicky: I'm willing to give it a shot.

Jamie: Then we have a real big problem.

Vicky: We have had for a really long time.

Jamie: I don't want her looking after my son.

Vicky: Did you have a reason for coming here today?

Jamie: I thought I'd come by and see if I could pick up Steven.

Vicky: Hmm. Well, he's with Bridget. She's giving him one last shot at being a good boy in the supermarket.

Jamie: Fine. Good bye.

Vicky: Did you know Marley came back today?

Jamie: I haven't heard from Marley since France. When you talk to her, Vicky, thank her for her help with Dr. Hiver.

Vicky: Oh, I won't have to, you can do that in person.

Jamie: I suppose I will good-bye.

Cass: She really got to you, didn't she?

Frankie: Oh, that's what mothers do for a living.

Cass: So you want to postpone the wedding?

Frankie: She's got it down to a science, you know?

Cass: Yeah, I know.

Frankie: I mean, every time I think I've got one of her tactics figured out -- bingo. She comes up with another one.

Cass: What was it this time?

Frankie: Family guilt. Turns out Sharlene's got more problems than we thought. Well, I told you that she'd been acting really strangely and John's very worried about her. Mama says Sharlene is thinking of hecking herself into a hospital.

Cass: What? I had no idea it was this serious.

Frankie: And Mama also thinks that a wedding might be too much for her, you know?

Cass: Right. Well, look, it's your decision.

Frankie: Well, I don't know what to do.

Cass: We don't even know where we're getting married yet.

Frankie: What kind of a wedding we're gonna have.

Cass: All I need is one thing -- to know you love me.

Frankie: You can count on that, mister.

Cass: I do every day.

Frankie: [Gasps]

Cass: Whoa!

Frankie: Wow, the earth moved, man. [Laughs]

Cass: Either that or we have really large termites here.

Frankie: Oh, what's going on here?

Cass: Oh, my.

Frankie: Who am I, a carpenter?

Cass: I don't know. Move your finger. Let me see if I can get it.

Frankie: Let's see what's down here. Oh, wait.

Cass: What's that?

Frankie: Ah, wow.

Cass: What do you know.

Frankie: Neat.

Cass: It's a wedding photograph.

Frankie: Yeah. Is there -- is there a date?

Cass: 1890.

Frankie: Hmm. It's exactly 100 years ago.

Cass: Yeah, 100 years before our wedding.

[Doorbell rings]

Jamie: Stacey, hi.

Stacey: Jamie, hey, how are you doing?

Jamie: Good.

Stacey: Good to see you. I came by to see how your trip was.

Jamie: It was great. I heard that you and Cass split --

Stacey: I don't want to hear a lecture about this, Jamie. I'm doing the right thing.

Jamie: Hey, I'm not lecturing.

Stacey: Oh, right, I'm sorry.

Jamie: I just want to be sure that you're ok.

Stacey: Well, yeah, I'm fine, but I'm a little bit embarrassed.

Jamie: About what?

Stacey: Well, because I was the one who hired Paulina.

Jamie: Hey, that's not your fault.

Stacey: Jamie, I checked all of her references, everything, I swear to you. And I don't know how she fooled me.

Jamie: Well, I'm sure this is not the first time that someone's been fooled when it comes to an inheritance. We'll get to the truth sooner or later.

Stacey: Yeah, well, I just hope it's sooner.

Jamie: Me, too. Stacey, can I ask you a personal question?

Stacey: You can ask.

Jamie: What happened with you and Derek?

Stacey: Well, basically, it's all over.

Jamie: I'm sorry.

Stacey: Well, you know me. I've never been a big one for going half way on things, so break up with Derek, leave Cass's firm --

Jamie: It's that final?

Stacey: Yeah, I think so.

Jamie: And you're sure that you're ok?

Stacey: Mm-hmm. Yeah, I'm fine. I've just been throwing myself into my work. I've got the Miller case coming up, and their previous lawyer didn't do any work on it. Plus, I'm going up against Cass and all the Hudson money.

Jamie: Sounds tough.

Stacey: Yeah, it is gonna be. Can I get your opinion about something?

Jamie: Sure.

Stacey: Strictly confidential, off the record.

Jamie: You got it.

Stacey: You're closer to the Hudson family than I am. What's the story between Jake McKinnon and Donna?

Jamie: I'm not sure I understand, Stacey. Donna and Jake run a video company.

Stacey: Yeah, I know that, but is there more to it than just that?

Donna: What I can't understand is why you had Jake come and pick you up at the airport.

Marley: It just worked out that way.

Donna: But your father and I would have been delighted to do it. We wouldn't have even have known you were here if Victoria hadn't told us.

Marley: I'm sorry. I didn't mean to hurt your feelings.

Michael: Hey, you didn't hurt our feelings. Look, how you got here doesn't really matter to me. You got here. That's what's important.

Marley: It was actually kind of a coincidence. I was trying to decide whether I should come home or not and as I was making up my mind, Jake just happened to call.

Donna: Oh, I see.

Marley: I didn't ask him to meet me. He suggested it.

Michael: Well, Jake seems very happy that you're here.

Marley: I guess, but I'm not here to spend time with Jake. I'm here to spend time with the two of you.

Donna: That's lovely.

Michael: Good, good. How long are you gonna stay?

Marley: Well, I don't know. It just depends on a lot of things.

Michael: Well, I want you to know you are welcome to stay here for as long as you want.

Marley: Thank you. Oh, could I borrow a car?

Michael: Ha!

Marley: What?

Michael: Not home a couple of minutes, could I borrow the car? Do you want my wallet?

Marley: I need a car.

Michael: Sure, you want the limo? You can take that.

Marley: Oh, that would be lovely. I just wanted to stop by and see Vicky for a little while.

Donna: Right now? But aren't you tired? Don't you have a lot of jet lag?

Marley: I'm fine. I'm fine. It's good to be home.

Donna: Glad to have you here.

Marley: Thank you. I'll be home for dinner if that's all right?

Michael: Sure.

Marley: Ok.

Donna: All right.

Michael: We'll see you later.

Marley: Ok, nice to be back.

Michael: Nice to have you back. I think there's a lot more going on with her than she's letting on.

Donna: Why didn't you say something?

Michael: Ah, 'cause it's not gonna do any good. You know, if Marley and Jake are gonna work it out, well, they're going to work it out.

Donna: Oh, for heaven's sake, Michael, they're divorced.

Michael: Well, so were we -- a couple of times.

Donna: That's different. That's different.

Michael: How?

Donna: Well, they never got along together very well in the first place, and I see no reason for Marley to waste her time trying to get back together with Jake.

Michael: Wait a minute, what's this all -- what's the matter with you?

Donna: I don't know. It's just --

Michael: Well, I thought that you and Jake -- he was your big buddy.

Donna: Jake and I are partners. That's all we are.

Michael: Donna, if there's some reason why Marley shouldn't be with Jake, I think you ought to tell me right now.

Frankie: Hey.

Cass: What?

Frankie: Do you think this is the couple that carved their initials in the wood?

Cass: Could be.

Frankie: Hey, look!

Cass: How can I -- how can I look if you keep snatching the photo out of my hand?

Frankie: Oh, I'm sorry, but look.

Cass: Look at what?

Frankie: See, this photo was taken right in front of that fireplace. [Laughs]

Cass: All right.

Frankie: I wonder why they hid it in the window seat?

Cass: Well, look at his hairdo. This is very strange.

Frankie: 100 years ago exactly. Maybe we're supposed to get our picture taken in front of the fireplace.

Cass: Oh, I could never get my hair to do that. [Chuckles]

Frankie: This is a sign, you know.

Cass: Oh, you think so, do you?

Frankie: Mm-hmm.

Cass: Mm-hmm.

Frankie: We're supposed to get married, just like we planned, and we should do it right in this house.

Cass: Oh, right now, Frankie?

Frankie: Get married, Cass.

Cass: [Laughs] You want to get married in this house?

Frankie: Well, don't laugh at me.

Cass: Well, I'm not laughing at you. I'm thinking that until I met you, I never even thought about kamar or fate or destiny.

Frankie: Well, that's because you were totally ignorant.

Cass: Maybe so. My idea of a good feeling was having a hot hand at the blackjack table.

Frankie: You know, maybe it's time you realize that there is a higher power at work in the universe.

Cass: If I can overrule Emma, there must be.

Frankie: Look at it this way. Could we have come this far if not for divine intervention?

Cass: If this is destiny, I'm all for it.

Donna: I just -- I just mean we've been through all of this before.

Michael: Donna, wait a minute. I thought you and Jake had become, like, big buddies here.

Donna: Just because Jake and I are on a friendlier basis now, doesn't mean that I think Marley should open herself up to being hurt again.

Michael: Well, wait a minute. What -- what about Jake?

Donna: What about Jake?

Michael: Well, Jake has been hurt, too, right?

Donna: That's exactly what I mean. They're both vulnerable. I just don't think it should be encouraged.

Michael: Well, I don't really think it's a matter of whether we encourage them or not.

Donna: Are you going to stand there and tell me you think Jake is the right person for Marley?

Michael: No, I'm not gonna tell you that. As a matter of fact, I think our lives would be a lot better if Jake was completely out of it. But the point is that I don't think what we think matters.

Donna: I just don't think that they're right for each other.

Michael: Oh, oh, I got to go pick up Mikey. I promised him I'd pick him up at the playgroup. Ah, I've got to go. Sorry.

Donna: You're such a wonderful father.

Michael: Yes, I know I am. And, you, don't worry about Marley, all right? She's gonna be fine.

Donna: I know.

Michael: Bye. I got to go now.

[Doorbell rings]

Michael: Yeah? Yeah?

Messenger: Uh, Donna Hudson.

Michael: Oh, uh, the good looking woman, right there. Bye, hon.

Donna: Bye. Oh, this must be the Anderson contracts. Thank you. Where do I sign, right here?

Messenger: Yeah, right there.

Donna: All right. Thank you. One -- one moment. Just give a little something here. Thank you so much.

Messenger: Thank you.

Donna: Oh, these are from the private eye. "Hit pay dirt. It's seems your sweet Mrs. Miller is working at Sassy's in her spare time." Let's see what we've got here. [Gasps] Oh.

Jamie: Actually, I'm not privy to any Hudson family secrets.

Stacey: Come on, Jamie, you were married to Vicky.

Jamie: And not for very long.

Stacey: But you should know certain things.

Jamie: Just what everybody else does, I'm afraid.

Stacey: Nothing about Michael and Donna's almost getting a divorce?

Jamie: Stacey, I'm not very comfortable talking about this.

Stacey: Ok, just one more question then. Remember the last time we saw each other?

Jamie: Amanda's party. Wasn't it the night I left?

Stacey: Right. Yes, and Michael told you to go and check on Donna. She was ill or something.

Jamie: I think that Michael overreacted a little.

Stacey: So, then, she wasn't sick?

Jamie: She was very upset. She's terrified about losing her little boy.

Stacey: And that's it?

Jamie: That's all that I can say -- or testify to.

Stacey: Right.

Jamie: I just wish that they would resolve this without a custody hearing.

Stacey: Yeah, well, the Hudsons aren't going to let that happen.

Jamie: That's too bad.

Stacey: Hey, thanks for answering my questions.

Jamie: No problem.

Stacey: I got to get going. Um, you want to have dinner some time?

Jamie: That's sounds great.

Stacey: Terrific. I still want to hear about your trip. Did you have a wonderful time?

Jamie: Yes.

Vicky: Marley.

Marley: Hi.

Vicky: Oh, man, it's about time.

Marley: It's good to see you.

Vicky: Yeah, same here. Come in.

Marley: Well, have you eaten yet?

Vicky: Uh, no. Why?

Marley: Good. I made reservations for Paradise.

Vicky: You did? Well, let me get my purse.

Marley: Ok.

Vicky: You know, Jamie was just here.

Marley: Really?

Vicky: Yeah, he said to say something about a, um, doctor somebody --

Marley: Hiver.

Vicky: Yeah, but, oh, it didn't sound like that when Jamie said it.

Marley: Jamie's French is atrocious.

Vicky: Oh, well, guess it's good you showed up when you did, huh?

Marley: Guess so.

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