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Another World Transcript Thursday 6/8/06

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Iris: Oh, there you are. Hilda thought you were in your room.

Rachel: Oh, no, it was such a beautiful morning, I thought I'd have breakfast out here. Are the children done?

Iris: No, I came early because I wanted to talk to you before the meeting.

Rachel: Ok.

Iris: I haven't been able to sleep all night. This thing with Paulina -- I can't stop thinking about it.

Rachel: Yes, I've been thinking about it quite a bit myself lately.

Iris: Which is why I don't understand how you could allow this to happen.

Rachel: "Allow"? Iris, I thought you were backing me up on this.

Iris: But that was last night. You claimed you were honoring Daddy's memory, his wishes.

Rachel: Yes, that's right, I am.

Iris: Well, I disagree with you. I don't think you're honoring either.

[Doorbell rings]

Vicky: Jamie.

Jamie: If this is a bad time -- you're probably getting ready to go to the custody hearing. I should've called.

Vicky: It's a good time. I'm not getting ready. You never have to call.

Jamie: I was on my way to work and I just thought that --

Vicky: You don't have to make excuses, Jamie. Come in.

Vicky: You can help me.

Jamie: With what?

Vicky: I'm, um, putting together an album of the baby.

Vicky: Guess we can't call him a baby for too much longer, can we?

Jamie: No, I guess not.

Vicky: You remember this outfit?

Jamie: Yeah.

Vicky: The --

Jamie: Bridget did that, yeah.

Vicky: God, that's such a stupid hat. Look at that.

Jamie: Vicky, I know that this -- it's hard for you.

Vicky: How could you tell?

Jamie: Because you're putting photos in the album instead of getting ready.

Vicky: Classic avoidance, huh, Doc?

Jamie: I don't blame you.

Vicky: We survived a custody fight, didn't we?

Jamie: Look, I just -- I know I can't change what happened between us, but I can, well --

Vicky: What?

Jamie: I can show you that -- I mean, I can try to -- damn, what do I mean? This is hard to say.

Vicky: Just say it.

Jamie: It's just that I know this is difficult for you, and I want to -- Vicky, I'd like to be your friend.

Reuben: Oh, boy, let me get this straight. You want me to gain access into Lucas' suite?

Stacey: Yes.

Reuben: And by "access," you mean breaking in, don't you?

Stacey: No, of course I don't mean breaking in. I mean finding a means of entry.

Reuben: Yeah, right. You mean breaking in.

Stacey: No, I don't want you to do anything illegal. If the opportunity arises that you could perhaps enter his suite --

Reuben: You want me to jump all on it, right?

Stacey: Right. No, this could be important. Look at the lengths that Jake went to destroy those tapes.

Reuben: Yeah, but are you sure that the tape is in there?

Stacey: According to Lucas, yes. So if you can get your hands on it --

Reuben: Ok, ok, ok. I ain't going to promise you nothing, though.

Stacey: No, if you can't get them, you can't get them. I've another ace up my sleeve anyway.

Reuben: Oh, really?

Stacey: Mm-hmm.

Reuben: What ace is this?

Stacey: Well, I've got a little surprise coming for Cass and the Hudsons.

Reuben: What kind of surprise?

Stacey: Can't talk about it yet.

Reuben: Stace, this is on the up-and-up, isn't it?

Stacey: Of course it is.

Reuben: Good.

Stacey: Reuben, let me tell you something -- every time I think about Eve Miller looking into her crib and her child isn't there, it makes me realize that what I'm doing is right, and I'll go to any lengths I can to get that child back to her. Let's go.

[Reuben sighs]

Cass: It's not so much what you say as it is the way you say it. Do you understand, Donna?

Donna: Cass, why are you being like this?

Cass: Like what?

Michael: Donna, I think he's just trying to prepare us, really.

Donna: But he's just being so negative.

Cass: I don't mean to be.

Donna: It's as if you've lost confidence in us.

Cass: Not at all.

Donna: But it is an open-and-shut case, isn't it? I mean, we are the better parents and the Millers are not good parents --

Cass: Donna, nothing is ever completely open and shut.

Michael: Donna, please, just -- just calm down. I just think she's a little nervous, Cass, that's all.

Cass: Of course.

Michael: If you'll excuse me, I have a very important phone call that I have to make.

Donna: You're not going to be gone long, are you?

Michael: I won't be gone long at all. I'll be back.

Donna: So, seriously, what are the odds?

Cass: Donna, this is the law, not Vegas.

Donna: You've given up on us, haven't you?

Cass: What?

Donna: And you don't really like me. You never have. You don't even think that we're good parents. We're going to lose Mikey, aren't we?

Rachel: Iris, I thought we had an understanding.

Iris: You are taking too much on faith from Paulina.

Rachel: I'm not taking anything on faith.

Iris: Rachel, you should be protecting Daddy's memories, stonewalling, letting her take the burden of proof.

Rachel: I should be doing what your father would want, which is for us to treat her courteously until we find out exactly who she is.

Iris: She's a complete fraud, that's who she is.

Rachel: Your father's codicil proves that he believed he may have fathered a child, Iris.

Iris: It doesn't prove anything except some South American tramp could've fooled him.

Rachel: If Mac has another child anywhere in this world, I'm going to find that child and welcome that child into this family.

Iris: Oh, why?

Rachel: Because, the child is part of him, Iris.

Iris: You know, I don't think it's that at all. I just don't think you care. I think you've found this Ken Jordan and you just don't care.

Rachel: Oh, Iris! No one can take Mac's place.

Iris: That's easy enough to say.

Rachel: Do you honestly believe that I would put Ken Jordan in front of the good of my family?

Iris: You have to admit that he's become very important.

Rachel: Oh, I don't have to admit anything. You're way off base.

Iris: Maybe.

Ada: Well, I thought I heard voices out here. Hello, Iris.

Iris: Hello, Ada. How nice to see you.

Ada: How nice to see you, as always. Honey, the children are down in the living room waiting for you.

Rachel: Thank you.

Ada: Except Jamie. He's not here. After you, Iris.

Amanda: Morning.

Matt: You eat?

Rachel: No, did you?

Matt: Yeah.

Amanda: Hello, Iris.

Rachel: Well, I wanted to discuss with you all how we're going to handle this Paulina situation.

Paulina: They read the codicil last night. They still don't want to believe that I'm your daughter, though. I'm trying to see it from their point of view, but it's not easy when they don't want to see anything from mine.

Derek: Paulina?

Paulina: Derek.

Derek: I didn't mean to eavesdrop.

Paulina: That's ok. How did you know I was here?

Derek: I went by Vicky's and she said that you might be over here, so --

Paulina: It's good to see you. How have you been?

Derek: Oh, I've been better, but I'll make it. You are the one I'm worried about.

Paulina: Why?

Derek: Well, Vicky said things are really heating up with you, you know, Mac's will and --

Paulina: Oh, no, no, no, no, they're better, much better.

Derek: Oh.

Paulina: I'm just so relieved to have everything out in the open. I hated having to lie like that, you know?

Derek: Well, I hope it all works out for you.

Paulina: It will. I'm going to make sure it does. I'm going to prove that I'm his daughter, then I'm going to be the kind of daughter he would've wanted me to be. I'll make him proud.

Derek: Paulina, listen, I think you ought to keep your eyes open, ok? I mean, just have another plan in case things don't work the way you think they're going to work.

Paulina: Ok. Why are you looking at me like that?

Derek: Well, there's another reason I wanted to see you.

Paulina: So you want to tell me about it?

Derek: I'm leaving Bay City.

Paulina: What? For good?

Derek: Yeah.

Paulina: No.

Derek: No, Paulina, it's what I want.

Paulina: Derek --

Derek: Paulina, listen to me --

Paulina: It's not what I want.

Derek: Paulina --

Paulina: You're the only family I have. I mean, you're like a family to me. I can't lose you again, Derek.

Derek: Paulina, you're not going to lose me. I'm always going to make sure you know how to find me if you need to. Besides, you got all the Corys now.

Paulina: You know what I mean.

Derek: I do. Just take care of yourself, ok, slick? Stay on Rachel's good side. You'll do fine, I know.

Paulina: It's Stacey, isn't it? Oh, Derek. I just don't want you to go.

Derek: I know, and that means a lot. Well, I don't know what to say. Just take care of yourself, ok? Goodbye.

Paulina: Good luck, Derek.

Marley: Vicky, can I borrow -- oh, I'm -- I'm sorry. I didn't know you had company.

Vicky: That's ok.

Jamie: I just came by to --

Vicky: Give me some moral support.

Jamie: Because of the trial.

Vicky: Right.

Jamie: Right.

Marley: Thank you. I guess the two of you know what this feels like.

Vicky: Yeah, but we worked it out and maybe Mom, Dad, and the Millers will, too.

Marley: I hope so.

Vicky: Yeah, well, thanks again for wanting to be my friend.

Jamie: That's what I want -- to be friends.

Vicky: So no matter where our lives take us or who we love, we'll always be connected, right?

Jamie: Well, I'd better be going.

Vicky: Ok, thanks again for coming.

Jamie: Sure. Nice to see you, Marley.

Marley: You, too. Goodbye.

Vicky: And thanks for taking care of Steven for another day. He was beginning to sense that I was a little upset.

Jamie: Oh, no problem. I hope things go well today.

Vicky: Thank you.

Jamie: Bye.

Vicky: Bye.

Vicky: Well, how about that?

Marley: What?

Vicky: Well, he cares. I mean, I think Jamie still cares about me. I think he really cares.

Marley: So, you think Jamie still cares about you.

Vicky: Well, yeah, don't you?

John: Oh. Oh, no, look at this.

[Knock on door]

John: Come in.

Taylor: Mmm.

John: Hi, Taylor.

Taylor: What do I smell?

John: Uh, pancakes? Guess I wasn't watching closely enough.

Taylor: Ooh, those could kill you.

John: Yeah.

Taylor: Here.

John: Ho-ho, and these are supposed to be good for you, is that it?

Taylor: They're whole wheat, very healthy.

John: Healthy doughnuts. Let's see, isn't that an oxymoron?

Taylor: No, it's an apple cinnamon, straight from the bakery.

John: Mmm.

Taylor: And to further enhance the nutritional value of this wonderful morning repast --

John: Mm-hmm?

Taylor: A good strong cup of coffee.

John: Oh, bless you. How did you know?

Taylor: Know what, that you were going to burn your breakfast so you could skip it altogether?

John: No.

Taylor: What, what? What were you going to say to me, John?

John: Nothing, nothing. It's just -- Taylor, I appreciate you coming out here, but if you're worried about me, don't be.

Taylor: No?

John: Oh, things are fine, I mean, outside of a couple of burned pancakes.

Taylor: John --

John: No, really, things are going very smoothly. You know, these are way too good to be healthy for you.

Taylor: You are way too upset to be healthy and fine.

John: Hey, don't come out here to start drumming up business, doctor. If I need a therapist, I know where to go.

Taylor: I'm here as a friend.

John: Well, thank you, but --

Taylor: You don't need one of those, either? You are just going to suffer in silence, is that it?

John: Well, yeah, yeah, maybe.

Taylor: Well, it doesn't work.

John: Maybe it doesn't work for your patients, but --

Taylor: Oh, no, no. I tried it myself, after my husband died. I -- well, I never wanted anyone to see my pain, so I thought I would just handle it myself. I mean, after all, I'm a therapist. I know all the pitfalls. I helped people who were dealing with their grief. You know, why couldn't I do it for myself? And I -- I just didn't want to bother anyone with it.

John: Taylor, I don't think I want to talk about this with anyone.

Taylor: Try, John. Because sometimes, no matter how much you resent it, you really do have to lean on people. Sometimes just talking about it with someone who cares, a good friend -- it's the only thing that helps. Talk to me.

Cass: Donna, you have to calm down.

Donna: But you don't like me, do you? You never have. You have to admit that.

Cass: You're -- you're upset, and that's understandable.

Donna: That's because my attorney doesn't think we can win this.

Cass: I have every confidence that we can win this.

Donna: I never --

Cass: I'm just trying to treat this realistically.

Donna: I never neglected Mikey the way the Millers did.

Cass: I know that.

Donna: I've loved being a mother to him, and I am a good mother. Why wouldn't I be? I never had a chance to do it with Marley and Victoria.

Cass: Donna, I believe you.

Donna: You do?

Cass: Do you actually think I would've actually taken this case on if I had thought Mikey would be worse off staying with you?

Donna: No.

Cass: Do you have any idea what I've lost because I'm committed to representing you and Michael? Stacey and I had to dissolve our partnership. I've always wanted to practice law with my sister.

Donna: I know that, and I'm terribly sorry, but I have to worry about what I might lose.

Cass: That's why I want you to be thoroughly prepared. And I want you to promise me that no matter what happens, you'll let me handle this.

Donna: Of course I will.

Cass: No tricks, Donna. Promise me.

Donna: I promise.

Michael: Well, well, well. I got somebody here who just had to see his Mom.

Cass: Hey!

Donna: Come here, darling.

Michael: So, here you go.

Donna: Give Mommy a big hug. Oh, my angel.

Cass: Ok, well, I'll be going, I guess, and I'll see you later.

Michael: All right.

Cass: Ok.

Michael: Thanks.

Donna: I love you, Mikey.

Mikey: I love you, too.

Marley: I know he wants to be supportive.

Vicky: Do you think he would bother being supportive if he didn't care, huh?

Marley: You seem so pleased.

Vicky: Well, I am, I guess.

Marley: So there are still hopes for you and Jamie?

Vicky: I don't know if I would call them hopes.

Marley: What would you call them?

Vicky: Jamie and I share a son. We'll be connected for the rest of our lives. We love him more than anyone in this world.

Marley: So you want him back in your life?

Vicky: I didn't say that.

Marley: Well, you obviously don't want him out of your life.

Vicky: Being with Jamie was like finally having a home, and living with him and Steven was the closest I ever felt to being happy and whole. So, yeah, I guess I do fantasize about having those feelings again. Why wouldn't I, you know?

Marley: You still love him.

Vicky: Who -- who said that?

Marley: Ok, if it's not love, then what are the feelings?

Vicky: What's it to you?

Marley: I care about you.

Vicky: Jamie was the only man who ever made me feel like someone. And even though I don't think I could get back together with him -- this is going to sound really selfish, but I don't think I could stand seeing him with anyone else. Does that make any sense, at all?

Marley: Mm-hmm, sure. Sure, it does. I want to get going because I want to see Donna before she leaves.

Vicky: I guess I'll see you in court.

Marley: I guess so.

Stacey: Uh-huh. Yeah, so how did the headline read? Oh, that's terrific. Yeah. All right, wait till the judge sees that one. By the way, I read your article in the Sunday "modern living" section. Yes. It was terrific. Yeah, you were great. All right, listen, I got to run. I -- I owe you one. Thank you so much. I really appreciate it. Bye-bye.

Stacey: Cass? I think if we're going to talk, we should do it now. It might be our last chance, before we start thinking of ways to kill each other.

Iris: The question is, what are we going to do and how are we going to protect our family from this little gold digger?

Rachel: Iris, this isn't very helpful.

Ada: I hope the reporters don't make a field day out of this.

Iris: Of course they will. Who's to stop them?

Ada: Well, none of us will say anything to them. I'll tell everybody else in the house to be very careful when they answer the phone.

Rachel: Good, thanks. What about you two? You haven't said much.

Matt: Amanda?

Amanda: I don't know what to think. I haven't been able to sort anything out yet. The chance that Daddy could have another child --

Iris: If he had another child.

Matt: Listen, at least we know what Mac was trying to say with that note he left in the red swan.

Amanda: He must have had so much on his mind those last few days.

Iris: I just wish one of us could've been with him.

Amanda: I can't help wondering somehow if he -- if he wasn't aware that he wouldn't be able to investigate this himself.

Jamie: Hello.

Ada: Hi, sweetheart.

Jamie: I'm sorry I'm late.

Rachel: It's all right.

Jamie: I just stopped by to see Vicky.

Rachel: I'm glad you could make it.

Iris: Look, it's obvious that Daddy was under a lot of strain. It's up to us to set things right, for his sake.

Ada: For his sake?

Iris: Yes, for his sake. We have to disprove those lying allegations of Paulina's. Now, I've made out a list of possibilities --

Rachel: Iris, haven't you been listening to anything?

Iris: Of course.

Rachel: We're not going to manipulate this situation.

Iris: Rachel, we're the ones being manipulated. I can't believe that you can't see that.

Rachel: Cass and his staff are going to handle this step by step, legally.

Iris: We're not talking about legalities, we're talking about fraud.

Rachel: Iris, we're a family. We're a reflection of Mac's memory, and we're going to live up to that -- all of us. Whether Paulina's telling the truth or not, whether she's a fraud or not, we're going to treat her with courtesy, as though Mac were still here, as though he were watching whatever we did. Is that understood?

Iris: Ahem, of course. I had better get going.

[Phone rings]

Iris: Amanda, would you stop by the apartment later on, please? I want to discuss those problems we're having with "Sophisticate."

Amanda: Sure, I'll stop by.

Iris: Goodbye, everyone. I'll talk to you later.

Ada: Oh, yes, just a minute. It's for you, Iris.

Iris: For me?

Ada: Mm-hmm.

Iris: Hello?

Lucas: Iris, I want to talk to you.

Iris: I thought I was going to talk to you last night.

Lucas: Well, something came up.

Iris: Oh, doesn't it always? I'm not free until later today. I'll see you maybe between 5:00 --

Lucas: Now, Iris. I need to see you now!

Iris: Look, Lucas, I've had a beastly day. I'll call you later. Goodbye.

Cass: I don't suppose it would do any harm to wish you luck.

Stacey: Good luck to you, too.

Cass: Thanks.

Stacey: You know, it's funny -- before you came in here, I was thinking about asking my big brother for some advice.

Cass: I was thinking about talking to my smart-alecky sister for the same reason.

Stacey: Yeah, well, just a thought, huh?

Cass: Out of the question.

Cass: Listen, I want you to feel free to say whatever you need to say in court. I won't take it personally.

Stacey: Yeah, you do the same.

Eve: Stacey? Oh, I'm sorry.

Stacey: No, that's all right. Excuse me. Come on, what is it?

Eve: Is this outfit all right?

Stacey: Yeah, oh, it's perfect. It's the perfect image.

Eve: I want you to know that this is the real me, the real Eve.

Stacey: Oh, yeah, I didn't mean to imply that it wasn't.

Eve: I'm sorry, I'm just really nervous.

Stacey: Right, of course you are.

Eve: I mean, when I think that maybe my choice of job might have cost me my son --

Stacey: I'm going to get your son back for you. I lost a child myself. It was an accident and it couldn't be prevented, but I can prevent this. Come on, let's go over some stuff here.

Stacey: Ok. Ahem.

Donna: I'll tell Bridget that she's supposed to take you anywhere you want to go today, all right?

Mikey: Even time out?

Michael: Time out? What's time out?

Donna: Oh, it's a video place at the mall.

Mikey: They have the raddest games.

Michael: A video place? A video --

Donna: Yes, yes, yes. They are very rad games, and I'll give her some money to buy you some, but you must promise me to eat a proper lunch today. Don't let me hear that you only ate an ice cream cone. You understand?

Marley: Hello.

Michael: Marley, hi.

Donna: Hi, darling.

Marley: Oh, jumpity-jump! Hi, Mikey.

Mikey: I'm going to time out today. Wanna come?

Marley: Oh, honey, I would love to, but I can't. Maybe next time?

Mikey: Where are all the grownups going?

Donna: We wish that we were going with you to time out, believe me.

Michael: I think the two of us should go find Bridget right now, that's what we should do. Oh, oh. Uh-oh, uh-oh, there she is. Ok, Bridget! Bridget!

Donna: He's so happy, he's so excited.

Marley: I wish I knew the right thing to say.

Donna: Oh, there's nothing to say. Just having you here helps a whole lot. I love you. My sweet girl.

Marley: I love you.

Donna: I know you're upset with me.

Marley: Mama, I just -- I just don't understand why you left Jake and the company like that.

Donna: I know you don't, and I'm sorry. I'm sorry for a lot of things.

Marley: Don't.

Donna: I have to. I have to tell you. I'm sorry I wasn't a better mother to you. I just didn't know how to be.

Marley: You did the best you could.

Donna: Well, it wasn't enough. What I did was not enough.

Marley: I turned out ok, didn't I?

Donna: You turned out more than ok. I didn't mean to hurt you. You know that, don't you?

Marley: It was a long time ago. I love you, Mom.

Donna: I love you.

Michael: It's time.

John: It's ironic, isn't it?

Taylor: What?

John: How secure Sharlene made me feel. You know, when we first fell in love, I was the one who was miserable, confused because I never -- never dealt with what had happened to me in Vietnam. Sharlene was like a rock. She was always there for me.

John: We had it all. I'm just wondering if she didn't hold it together just for me while she was falling apart inside. I don't know.

Taylor: Whatever Sharlene did she did because she wanted to. You have -- you have something so special. I mean, you're really friends.

John: That's what made us so great. We were the best of friends, the best of lovers. We had everything.

Taylor: There's no reason you can't have it again, John.

John: Hope you're right.

Taylor: What is it? What's -- what's wrong?

John: Taylor, even if this therapy works and if it's an amazing success, the woman that comes home to me is not going to be the same woman I married. The truth is she's likely to be a complete stranger. Isn't she?

Iris: Thank you for not being mad at me before you died.

Iris: Means a lot to me.

[Door opens]

Lucas: Where were you last night?

Iris: I could ask you the same question.

Lucas: Well, I asked you first.

Iris: Rachel had Cass read the codicil to Daddy's will.

Lucas: And?

Iris: And it appears that he could have fathered a child by this woman in Central America.

Lucas: Well, I'm sorry to hear that. You must be very upset.

Iris: I am.

Lucas: But don't ever brush me off like you did today, understand? Never.

Iris: You called me up. I hadn't seen you in 24 hours. You expect me to drop everything?

Lucas: Does it ever occur to you, Iris, that I might need you once in a while?

Iris: Why, what's wrong?

Lucas: Look, when I want to talk to you, I don't want to hear you've had a beastly day.

Iris: What happened?

Lucas: They busted me.

Iris: The police?

Lucas: Who else?

Iris: They arrested you?

Lucas: That's right, Iris, they put me in the back of a squad car, just like they do with pimps and crack dealers.

Iris: Why?

Lucas: Washington committee, Harrison's boys. They won't grant me immunity and they want to nail somebody for this, and I guess I'm it. But fortunately, though you weren't there, Stacey was. She made bail for me.

Iris: I'm sorry, darling. I had no idea.

Lucas: You never do.

Iris: What happened?

Lucas: I just told you -- Harrison reneged.

Iris: They can't do that, can they?

Lucas: Well, they already did.

Amanda: Iris? I came by a little early. I hope that's all right. Hello, Lucas.

Iris: Well --

Amanda: Was I interrupting something?

Lucas: No, no, of course not. Family comes first!

Iris: Lucas --

Rachel: Paulina, how did you get in?

Paulina: I came in through the servants' quarters.

Rachel: There won't be news. There won't be any news at all for quite some time.

Paulina: I want to know about my mother. Please, tell me what you found out in San Cristobal.

Rachel: Paulina --

Paulina: I have to know. I have a right to know. You were in her house, my mother's house.

Rachel: We don't know that she was your mother.

Paulina: I do, Mrs. Cory. I know. I'm sure you can understand why I need to know anything, anything at all you can tell me.

Paulina: Tell me about my mother's house. Please.

Rachel: It's a very small house. It's at the end of a very narrow little street. It's not even paved. It hasn't been lived in in many years. It's quite dilapidated.

Paulina: Was there any furniture?

Rachel: No.

Paulina: Were things hanging on the wall?

Rachel: No. It's dark inside, which makes it feel cool.

Paulina: How many rooms?

Rachel: Two, a very small kitchen. A lovely patio.

Paulina: She entertained a lot.

Rachel: Yes, that's what Ken said.

Paulina: She liked people. People liked her.

Rachel: Yes.

Paulina: You know, ever since I could remember finding out that other kids had mothers, I've had this picture of my mother -- beautiful, charming, laughing all the time. People coming over to her house for parties and her letting me stay up late, then her tucking me in and giving me a good night kiss. Well, all the kids at the orphanage had dreams like that.

Rachel: Yes, I suppose they did.

Paulina: Did you meet anyone down there who knew her, who spoke to her?

Rachel: Some. One in particular -- Rosa. Oh, yes.

Paulina: What? Tell me.

Rachel: Well, we brought something back from Maria's house. Ken is pretty certain it was hers.

Paulina: Oh, please, Mrs. Cory. Please let me see it. I have to see it.

Amanda: Lucas seemed pretty upset.

Iris: Yes, he was. He was very, very angry. But that's got nothing to do with you, Amanda. Why don't you sit down.

Amanda: Iris, I know that "Sophisticate" --

Iris: Look, before we start discussing "Sophisticate," I want to talk to you about Rachel and what all this is doing to her.

Amanda: Why? How do you mean?

Iris: Well, she's been under a lot of pressure.

Amanda: She can handle it. She's a very strong woman.

Iris: Even she has her limits, and her running off to Central America -- I think that's an indication that she's reacting emotionally instead of using that fine mind of hers.

Amanda: Why?

Iris: Well, I think you can chalk it down to the fact that she's seeing a lot of Ken Jordan, and he's putting pressure on her to forget her past and Daddy, and I think it's having its toll on her.

Amanda: I think you're exaggerating.

Iris: Rachel is very vulnerable right now.

Amanda: Uh-huh, I get it. I know exactly why you called me here, Iris.

Iris: What?

Amanda: You expect me to rise up against my mother.

Iris: Oh, of course not.

Amanda: I won't do it. I will never do that.

Iris: And I wouldn't ask you to, but somebody has to be realistic. If Paulina is going to pull off this hoax and Rachel is going to legitimize her, well, I think it would be a travesty for Daddy's last wishes.

Amanda: Iris, don't you see? I think I've made enough mistakes in my own life recently. There's no way that I can feel that I'm in a position to give my mother advice on how to handle the situation.

Iris: I don't want you to give her advice. I don't want to give her advice. I just want to help. I've been out of this family for a long time, Amanda, and I miss it, and I want so much to be a part of it again.

Amanda: That isn't up to me.

Iris: Look, we've never stopped being sisters. And lately, we got closer together again and we've been helping each other.

Amanda: What is it that you would want me to do?

Iris: I just want you to keep me informed about what Rachel's feeling about Paulina, that's all.

Amanda: Why would I do that?

Iris: So I can handle things from my end at least.

Amanda: How?

Iris: I'm not sure, but I -- I do know that I need your help. Please, Amanda, we both want the same thing.

Amanda: I'll think about it.

Iris: Nothing is more important than being entrusted with Daddy's memory. He's not here to defend himself. We owe him that.

Cass: Good, you're early.

Michael: Hi.

Cass: We have a couple of things that we need to go over.

Donna: I thought we already went over everything.

Michael: Donna, Cass is just doing his job. We will do whatever you say.

Cass: Ok. Just remember that you've got to give clear, concise testimony. Answer the questions and no more. Any outbursts and you'll be looked upon as unstable.

Michael: All right, we will be very careful.

Cass: When you're seated, keep your focus forward on the witnesses. If you feel the eyes of the judge on you, I want you to look back at him directly and evenly, all right?

Michael: Ok.

Stacey: Hello, Donna.

Donna: Stacey.

Stacey: Well, the hearing won't start for a few minutes.

Donna: Yes, Cass told me.

Stacey: Come on, Eve, let's go outside, stretch our legs a little bit. We're going to be sitting down for a long time.

Vicky: I hate this place. I lost my son here.

Donna: I know. I know.

Vicky: We may not see eye to eye on a lot of things, but I don't want you to lose your son.

Iris: Will you help me?

Amanda: I said I would think about it, Iris.

Iris: There's a lot at stake here, Amanda.

Amanda: If you'll excuse me, I've got a lunch appointment I've got to get to.

Iris: Oh, who you are lunching with?

Amanda: Evan and Emma.

Iris: Really?

Amanda: What's wrong with that?

Iris: Oh, nothing, nothing. I -- look, I just want you to be happy, that's all.

Amanda: Happy?

Iris: Yes, you see, I've had my share of ups and downs as far as love and marriage goes, and I'm not really the one to give advice, but I am a good listener if you want a padded shoulder to cry on.

Amanda: I've been doing a lot of that lately. Every time that I look at Alli, I wonder what my mistakes are doing to her life. It breaks my heart.

Iris: I understand.

Amanda: And Evan has been there with me. He's been a good friend.

Iris: I'm not trying to pry about Evan.

Amanda: Well, I didn't mean that you were. I'm just saying that I'm not rushing into anything. [Sighs] I'm going to learn to stand on my own two feet.

Iris: That is very important.

Amanda: I'm going to take a long look at my life and decide just what it is that I really want, maybe for the first time in my sheltered life.

Taylor: John --

John: Oh, come on, Taylor. Come on, just -- just tell me. "Yes, John." That's all you have to say. "Yes, John, she's going to be a complete stranger. Get used to it because that's the way things are." I want you to be straight with me, because so far, all you're telling me is that things are going to be the way they've always been, and that -- damn it, that's not true!

Taylor: Whoa, whoa. Look, I have always dealt with you straight, so look, let me just lay it out to you as best as I can, the way that I see this. I think what is really going to help you now is to work through your grief. You have got to allow yourself the outrage, the pain, the frustration -- look, whatever it is, so that eventually you can allow yourself to approach this whole thing with some -- some sense of hope.

John: Hope? Hope? Is that what's supposed to get me through -- hope?

Taylor: It's what you need to build on.

John: Am I supposed to hope that my wife's two personalities finally integrate and become one whole woman, that she'll have those great qualities that -- that Sharly and Sharlene have? Huh, is that it? What are you going to tell me, that she -- she will also have Sharly's aggressiveness, her bitchiness, her anger, her rage?

Taylor: Some of it, maybe.

John: Will she love Sharly's boyfriend?

Taylor: I can't answer that.

John: Why?

Taylor: Because I don't know.

Taylor: You call me if you need me, all right?

John: Taylor, I'm sorry. Thanks.

John: Thank you.

Taylor: Call me.

Rachel: Ken calls it a milagro.

Paulina: Oh?

Rachel: It's apparently a religious offering. It would be used by a woman if she wanted God's help in childbirth.

Paulina: Thank you.

Rachel: You're welcome.

Paulina: Would you consider letting me keep this?

Rachel: Not yet. If we find out that you are indeed Maria and Mac's daughter, then of course you may have it, and much more.

Vicky: I remember when Stacey brought in those pictures of Evan and me.

Donna: I'll never forget it.

Vicky: She threw them down and I lost my son.

Donna: I know. Oh, my darling, don't.

Vicky: You know, your image is squeaky-clean.

Donna: Maybe to the public it is.

Vicky: Jake and I destroyed that tape. And he made sure he's going to keep his big mouth shut.

Donna: He would never do that. He'd never say anything.

Vicky: Even after you left Visions, it's going to be ok.

Donna: It's like it never happened.

Reuben: Excuse me. Hey, Stace? Stace, I found out from Lucas' maid where he keeps his videotapes.

Stacey: Good work.

Reuben: Yeah, and I think I can get it while she's cleaning up.

Stacey: Oh, that's terrific. Ok, well, things look like they're looking up. Where's Toby?

Eve: I don't know. He's not back yet.

Michael: Do you have any idea what those reporters are looking at? I mean, why they are staring at us?

Cass: Well, yours is a prominent family. They love to report on the lives of the rich and famous.

Michael: No, no, no, no, no. I don't think that's it at all.

Michael: Excuse me, let me borrow that for a second here. Look at this.

Cass: Where did this come from?

Michael: You know darn well where it came from. It came from your sister. That is my wife. That is my son. You want to tell me what's going to happen now?

Bailiff: Take your seats, please. The judge is ready for you now.

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