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Another World Transcript Monday 7/10/06

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Grant: Ahem.

[Phone rings]

Grant: Hello, hello, hello. No, no, I just picked it up. Why? The gossip column? What the hell would I be wanting to read the gossip column for, Ryan? What? What page? What did -- what did they say? "What super-eligible congressman, initials G.H., has been hot and heavy with an oh-so-married lady?" Damn him. Ugh! Damn!

Josie: Mama?

Sharlene: Josie.

Josie: Oh, I scared you. I'm sorry.

Sharlene: No, I didn't hear you come in.

Josie: I just -- I wanted to see how you were doing.

Sharlene: I'm -- I'm ok.

Josie: Good.

Sharlene: Hi.

Josie: Hi.

Sharlene: So good to see you.

Josie: Oh, great, the gossip column.

Sharlene: Oh, Josie, that -- that's nothing.

Josie: Oh, it's ok, Mama. I'm addicted to it, too. Anything good?

Sharlene: Josie.

Josie: Hmm! I don't believe this. This is so wild.

Sharlene: What, what is?

Josie: Well, Lucas once asked me to try and find out who Grant Harrison was seeing.

Sharlene: He did?

Josie: Yeah, and he must've known something was up. I mean, look at this. Turns out she's a married woman.

Sharlene: Who cares, Josie?

Josie: Mama, come on, he's a politician. I mean, the whole world's going to want to find out who this bimbo is.

Iris: Paulina distorted everything.

Rachel: She didn't distort Marsha and the hard life.

Rachel: Who, Marsha Cantrell?

Iris: Yes, it can't be easy caring for all those children.

Rachel: Of course it's not easy caring for a lot of children. It's not easy caring for one child. But that's the point, isn't it -- she didn't care. She accepted money and gave them the absolute minimum. She let them to fend for themselves.

Iris: Well, even if she did, even if everything Paulina says is true, what difference does it make?

Rachel: It makes an enormous amount of difference, Iris. It explains Paulina, why she came to us, why she's so desperate to be part of this family.

Iris: It still doesn't make her Daddy's child.

Rachel: No, it doesn't. But it makes the situation very serious. We're not dealing here with just a fraudulent claim. We're dealing with somebody who is so needy, she's desperate. And she's come to us for help, and we owe it to her to help her. That's what Mac would've done. He would've done anything he could to make up for her lost years.

Ken: No, I don't want to go see Rachel. I have work to do. Believe it or not, I do have to earn a living.

Paulina: Ok, I'm not going to argue with you.

Ken: Thanks.

Paulina: I've got work to do, too.

Ken: Paulina, wait a minute.

Paulina: What did I do now?

Ken: You had a conversation with Jake McKinnon.

Paulina: Jake is my boss. Conversation is part of the job. What about him?

Paulina: How do you know?

Ken: Because he came out here.

Paulina: He did?

Ken: Yes, he got a wild notion that I'd been running around trashing his reputation.

Paulina: I can't believe he came here.

Ken: I can't believe you could be so careless. Why would you even mention my name to McKinnon and tie us together?

Paulina: I didn't mean to.

Ken: I mean, you are so close now to success, and you run around mentioning my name to a guy like McKinnon?

Paulina: It just slipped out.

Ken: Well, it shouldn't have.

Paulina: What do you want me to say, Ken? I'm sorry.

Ken: All right, I think I handled it this time -- at least I hope so. But the guy was more than a little interested in how we knew each other.

Paulina: What did you tell him?

Ken: I told him that I met you at Rachel's, that I knew Mac and your mother.

Paulina: I wonder what would make him so interested in me.

Ken: I have no idea, but I don't like it.

Paulina: Unless maybe --

Ken: What?

Paulina: Maybe he's not as interested in his ex-wife as everyone seems to think he is.

Ken: Why do you look so pleased about that?

Paulina: I'm not pleased.

Ken: Something going on between you and McKinnon?

Paulina: No, of course not. Not yet, anyway.

Ken: Oh, don't fool around.

Paulina: Who's fooling around?

Ken: Well, just...don't.

Paulina: Oh, you certainly seem upset about this.

Ken: Well, somebody has to be. The last thing you need is to get into trouble now. And believe me, Jake McKinnon is trouble.

Amanda: You've already made up your mind.

Rachel: No, I haven't. I haven't made up my mind about anything.

Iris: It certainly sounds like it, Rachel.

Rachel: No child deserves the kind of life Paulina's had. All I'm saying is we have to tread very carefully here.

Amanda: What are you trying to say?

Rachel: She's a human being, Amanda. She's had practically nothing in her life.

Iris: She survived quite well. I don't think she's done too badly. I mean, just look at her now.

Rachel: And if we turn her away, if she has to leave all of this?

Iris: She'll continue to survive!

Rachel: Yes, you know, that's the incredible thing, she probably will. She'll do better than most. You know, your father spoiled us.

Iris: Now you're making it seem as if it's his fault because he wanted a loving family.

Rachel: That's not my point.

Amanda: What is your point, Mom?

Iris: He just wanted us to be happy.

Rachel: I know that, Iris. But he gave us a lot, not just money. He gave us his goodness, his understanding, and unconditional love. Those are things that many people never have in their lives. Paulina certainly didn't have it.

Iris: Look, I just can't stand around and listen to this nonsense anymore. Amanda, I hope you're going to make the budget meeting.

Amanda: I'll be there, Iris.

[Doorbell rings]

Iris: I'll get it. Oh, well, well, well.

Evan: Hi, Iris. May I come in?

Iris: Well, if it was up to me -- but I assume you've come to see Amanda.

Evan: No, I'm here to see Rachel, alone.

Josie: Hmm, hmm. I just remembered something.

Sharlene: Can we drop it, Josie?

Josie: Grant Harrison was at the Pelican Club one night waiting for someone.

Sharlene: Look, really --

Josie: It was obviously this married woman.

Sharlene: Josie, please.

Josie: No wonder he was acting so weird about it. It was like he absolutely --

Sharlene: Josie, did you hear me?! I don't want to talk about it!

Josie: Mama, what -- what's wrong? What are you so upset about?

Josie: Congressman Harrison. He -- he was at the Pelican.

Sharlene: Right.

Josie: You worked there. Did you -- did you ever see him with this woman?

Sharlene: It wasn't that way.

Josie: What do you mean?

Sharlene: What they say in the papers -- it's not that simple.

Josie: Wait, whoa. Wait, wait a minute. He was at the hospital, too, when I came to see you.

Sharlene: I know.

Josie: Mama? Was it you?

Sharlene: Josie... it was Sharly who met with Grant, fell in love with Grant.

Josie: And he knew you were married?!

Sharlene: He had no idea. And he certainly didn't know about my problem.

Josie: Well, wait, what about you -- Sharlene? Did -- did you know what was going on?

Sharlene: No. I had no memory of Sharly's life until recently.

Josie: So you -- Sharly was having an affair with another man and you didn't know anything about it?

Sharlene: It was not an affair. Nobody was having an affair. Josie, you have to believe that. Uh --

Josie: Then what was it?

Sharlene: It was... an intense friendship.

Josie: A friendship?

Sharlene: That's all.

Josie: And now? Do you -- do you remember him now?

Sharlene: I'm starting to. I know he was a patient of John's.

Sharlene: Oh, Josie.

Josie: Oh, Mama, I'm so sorry.

Sharlene: It's been a nightmare. It's just been an absolute nightmare, Josie -- for John and for Grant, for all of us. I'm still trying to figure it out. I'm trying to figure it out. I don't know why. But I do know one thing. I know that Grant is a fine man, and he really cared about me.

Josie: You -- you sound like you really care about him, too.

Sharlene: Oh, I do. I -- not the way I care about John. But see, he's been through so much, Josie, he's been through so much, and now he has no one.

John: Sharlene? This is it. From now on, you have got to stay away from him, do you understand? You've got to keep away from Grant!

Ken: Look, you are so close to getting everything you want, and you're screwing it up. That makes me angry.

Paulina: Everything I want?

Ken: The life you said was important to you. Look, once the Corys accept the fact that you are Mac's daughter, you're going to have your pick of every eligible bachelor in Bay City.

Paulina: Eligible for what?

Ken: Look, I'll tell you one thing -- you can do a lot better than Jake McKinnon.

Paulina: Yes, well, that's down the line a ways. Right now I'm trying to live for the moment.

Ken: Meaning what?

Paulina: Jake is my boss. He signs my paycheck.

Ken: So?

Paulina: So if I don't get back to work right now, there's not going to be no paycheck.

Ken: Yeah, well, you watch your step out there.

Paulina: Aye, aye, captain.

Ken: I'm serious.

Paulina: I know, too serious. Much too serious. You have to learn to relax, Ken. Forget about my love life. Concentrate on your own.

Ken: You may leave now.

Paulina: Do you want to call Rachel?

Ken: I want you out of here.

Paulina: 555 --

Ken: Go.

Paulina: 1909.

Ken: Out.

Evan: Hope I didn't scare Iris off.

Rachel: No.

Evan: So how are things?

Rachel: You came over to make small talk?

Amanda: Hello, Evan.

Evan: Hi, Amanda. How are you?

Amanda: I overheard you saying to Iris you wanted to speak to my mother alone?

Evan: Yes, I do.

Amanda: Ok, then I'll leave.

Evan: But if you have a few minutes later, I really would like to talk to you.

Amanda: I'll be upstairs with Alli.

Rachel: So what's this about, Evan?

Evan: Well, I -- I came to talk about Amanda.

Rachel: What about her?

Evan: How's she doing?

Rachel: Fine.

Evan: Well, she looks better than fine.

Rachel: Is this what you came to talk to me about?

Evan: Well, I could've stayed in New York.

Rachel: Yes, you could have, but you didn't.

Evan: But I -- no, I didn't, I came back to Bay City to win your daughter.

Rachel: To what? To win my daughter?

Evan: I know she's not ready to make a serious commitment --

Rachel: Yeah, you're right, she's still married, Evan.

Evan: But I am not going to push her in any way.

Rachel: Yeah, you're right, you're not going to push her.

Evan: But I want you to know one thing, Rachel -- that I love her. And I think in due time, she's going to realize that I've been the right man for her all along.

Rachel: And what do you want of me, my approval?

Evan: No.

Rachel: You're not going to get it.

Evan: Well, you know, I didn't expect it. But I respect you, Rachel, and I want to be completely honest with you and open what my intentions are.

Rachel: This doesn't make me real happy, Evan.

Evan: Well, I didn't think that it would.

Rachel: You came to this city to ruin me and my family.

Evan: Yes, but you forgave me.

Rachel: I forgave you because you said that knowing my family had changed you, and I wanted to believe that.

Evan: Well, it did.

Rachel: For how long? Amanda goes back to Sam and you set out to ruin my company?

Evan: I'm not sitting here denying anything.

Rachel: Amanda and Sam would be together now if it wasn't for you.

Evan: Sam was never right for her.

Rachel: According to you.

Evan: That's because I love Amanda. And everything that I did was because I love her.

Rachel: Is that supposed to justify your repeated attempts at revenge?

Evan: No, it's not a reason for justification.

Rachel: Look, if it was up to me, Evan, you wouldn't be allowed in this house. But Amanda lives here, too. She's an adult. She makes her own decisions and her own mistakes.

Evan: It wouldn't be any mistake, I assure you.

Rachel: I can't stop you from seeing Amanda, but I can tell you that I want you to stay out of my way.

Evan: That's fair enough.

Rachel: Is there anything else you want to talk to me about?

Evan: No, I think we understand each other.

Rachel: Oh, I don't think so. But, you know, my time is limited, Evan. I've got things to do.

Amanda: So what did the two of you talk about?

Rachel: Why don't you talk to Evan.

Josie: I think I could use some air. I'm going to go for a walk.

Sharlene: Josie, listen, sweetheart, I hope you haven't changed your mind about -- I hope you are still planning on moving back here.

Josie: I'm still thinking about it.

Sharlene: Good, because we would really like it. Wouldn't we?.

Josie: Ok.

Sharlene: Josie knows about this. I told her. Was quite a surprise.

John: You do realize this is just the beginning?

Sharlene: What do you mean?

John: He's running for re-election.

Sharlene: And the press isn't going to let it go until they find out who the married woman is.

John: Sharlene, if you don't stop seeing Grant, it's only going to be a matter of time before they find out.

Sharlene: And we're all front-page news, I know.

John: I can't believe that Vicky would do this. If she had any idea what --

[Car approaches]

[Car door closes]

Sharlene: It's Grant.

John: I'll handle this.

Sharlene: John --

John: Back in your car. Get off my property!

Grant: You saw the paper?

John: Yes, I saw the paper. So what the hell are you doing here, trying to lead the press straight to Sharlene?

Jake: Mrs. Cantrell.

Marsha: You're talking to me?

Jake: Well, if your name's Marsha Cantrell.

Marsha: I don't know you.

Jake: I work for Iris Wheeler.

Marsha: Iris?

Jake: She told me where I could find you.

Marsha: Why? What more could they want from me?

Jake: Well, it's no big deal. She just forgot to ask you one question.

Marsha: I couldn't imagine what that is. They asked me everything under the sun.

Jake: By any chance was there anyone other than Mrs. Cory or Mrs. Wheeler that came to ask you questions about Paulina?

Marsha: Ask what?

Jake: About her background?

Marsha: Why do you want to know?

Jake: Well, it's important to our -- to our investigation. You see, we need to understand how it is that Paulina knows that Mac Cory is her father, if, in fact, he is.

Marsha: "If"? But Paulina got a letter. Didn't she?

Jake: That's what she says.

Marsha: But you don't believe that?

Jake: There are other possibilities.

Marsha: Such as?

Jake: Why don't we -- why don't we get back to the other person who was asking questions.

Marsha: Ok.

Jake: He would've been a man in his mid-40s. Good-looking, mustache?

Marsha: That could describe half the men on this planet.

Jake: Let me be a little bit more specific. Have you seen that man?

[Phone rings]

Ken: Hello. Ah, Pierre, comment ca va? You what -- what -- wait, wait, Cousteau? Pierre, Pierre, en anglais, s'il vous plait. My French has gone south on me. Did you say Cousteau called? Well, but -- Pierre, you gave me your word. Votre parole, you promised me you'd dive with us. Pierre, I need you. Well, we're going to go any day now. Michael Hudson is interested and if we get the backing, could be going immediately. Pierre, let me get back to you. Don't make a final decision yet, please. I'll call you -- I'll call you right back. Thank you.

Rachel: Hi.

Ken: Hi.

Rachel: Do you have a minute?

Ken: Uh, yes.

Rachel: We met with Paulina's foster mother today.

Ken: Did you?

Rachel: Yes. It was really something. I -- I needed someone to talk to about it.

Ken: Me?

Rachel: Well, you're the only somewhat impartial observer here.

Ken: That's not true.

Rachel: You're not impartial?

Ken: I don't ...

Rachel: Ok, no, I -- I guess I wanted to talk with you. Is that all right?

Grant: Nobody followed me.

John: How the hell can you be sure?

Grant: You think I'm happy about that damn article? I'd like to wring Vicky Hudson's neck.

John: Don't worry, I'll do that.

Grant: The most important thing right now is to protect Sharlene.

John: The only way that you can do that is by clearing the hell out of here. Do you understand?

Grant: Yes, I do.

John: Then why are you here?

Grant: To tell her, to tell you both that I'm not going to try and see her anymore until this whole thing blows over.

John: Well, finally you're making some sense!

Grant: Tell her I'm sorry.

John: Grant? How bad is it?

Grant: What do you mean?

John: How much is there to find out?

Grant: That all depends on --

John: How much?!

Grant: We met mostly at her place or my place. Only one time did we go to a restaurant.

John: That's it?

Grant: No. No, we went to New York.

John: New York?

Grant: For one night.

John: That's impossible. How...could I not have known?

Grant: Sharly said you had a 24-hour shift that night.

John: What were you doing there?

Grant: Look, what does it matter?

John: I want to know what you were doing.

Grant: What does it matter?

John: Tell me, Grant.

Grant: I had business there. I invited Sharly to come along with me.

John: So she just jumped at the chance?

Grant: It was a special time for -- for her. I got to show her the city and we got to be away from everybody.

John: I don't want to hear this.

Grant: Look, you asked to hear --

John: Not this!

Grant: I'm telling you what happened!

John: Did you sleep with my wife? Is that what you're telling me?

Grant: It's over now.

John: You tell me, damn it.

Grant: Look, I didn't know she was married. I didn't know anything.

John: You spent the night together.

Grant: It was something we'd been wanting to do, yeah.

John: You're talking about my wife.

Grant: I'm sorry. If there was anything I could say or do, believe me, I would.

John: The only thing that you can do now is to help me protect her from any more grief.

Grant: I will. I'll do everything I can, believe me.

Sharlene: Well, there you are. I know what you must be thinking. Hi.

John: Sharlene, I tried to call you several times last night.

Sharlene: You did?

John: Yes, I did. I got a double shift at the last minute.

Sharlene: Oh, well -- oh, well, I don't know why I wouldn't get your calls then.

John: Well, the machine picked up. I assumed that you would call me back.

Sharlene: Oh, I can't believe I didn't tell you this. The --

John: What?

Sharlene: The message light on the machine is -- is out.

John: Oh. Oh, well. It doesn't matter. I just didn't want you to be worried, that's all.

Sharlene: I wasn't. I wasn't worried because I called and I found out you were on duty and -- I left a message for you. I guess you didn't get my message.

John: No, I didn't.

Sharlene: No? Well, the person I left it with sounded like a real airhead. It was around midnight.

John: Boy, I really hate this. I hate being at the mercy of operators and broken answering machines.

Sharlene: Well, John, I'm here now, aren't I?

John: Yes, you are.

Sharlene: Where's Grant?

John: Gone.

Sharlene: He must be so upset.

John: Not as much as I am.

Sharlene: This could end his career.

John: I don't give a damn about his career.

Sharlene: I just --

John: I want to know about New York.

Sharlene: New York?

John: Did Grant tell you anything about New York?

Sharlene: He told me about it.

John: What do you remember?

Sharlene: I only remember what he told me. I don't know how long we were there. I have no idea what happened.

John: Then I'll tell you. You had the time of your life, according to Grant. You spent the night.

Sharlene: I --

John: You spent the night with another man. I want you to remember. Do you hear me? Do you understand?

Jake: Yes, no?

Marsha: Good-looking man.

Jake: Did he come to see you?

Marsha: How much do you want to know?

Jake: You're asking for money.

Marsha: Hmm, it makes the world go 'round.

Jake: And here I thought it was love.

Marsha: Oh, come on now, you're smarter than that.

Jake: I understand you were paid very well for your visit, Mrs. Cantrell.

Marsha: Oh, come on. Iris Wheeler is made of money, and that other one, Rachel, is richer.

Jake: Well, they're not on welfare, if that's what you're saying.

Marsha: And looks like Paulina's going to walk away with a slice of that pie.

Jake: That could be.

Marsha: Mm-hmm. So then why should I be playing for peanuts? If the mighty Corys want information, they can pay mighty bucks to get it. I have to get to my gate.

Jake: She has a point.

Amanda: You know how much I'd love to go back to New York? 5th Avenue and walking in and out of the galleries, a carriage ride through Central Park?

Evan: Yeah, I would've liked to have done all those things with you.

Amanda: I'll get back there someday soon.

Evan: Do you remember when we went there together?

Amanda: Did you really think I was going to forget?

Evan: You were really nervous about that presentation.

Amanda: You kept me up all night, grilling me.

Evan: I'll never forget the faces of those men when you walked in the boardroom.

Amanda: I really wasn't too bad, was I?

Evan: You were -- simply amazing, that's it. Simply amazing!

Amanda: It was an incredible high, that's true. I must say that.

Evan: Followed by another one.

Amanda: Uh, big mistake.

Evan: What do mean? Come on.

Amanda: Too much champagne. I paid for it the next day.

Evan: But we had fun, didn't we?

Amanda: Well, of course we had fun, but that's only because --

Evan: Because what?

Amanda: Well, because we were together. And I was feeling so good.

Evan: I know, I remember.

Amanda: It did get a little out of hand. I remember that.

Evan: Well, we made what we call an unstoppable team.

Amanda: Evan --

Evan: Amanda... we were the best. And we can be the best again. That's something I realized when I was in New York.

Amanda: You didn't tell me about the business. I mean, what happened with that? Are you going to be moving back there?

Evan: It's a possibility. Would you care?

Sharlene: Please, John, don't yell at me.

John: Look, I'm sorry, I didn't mean to. I just don't want everything that's happened to us to end up in the papers.

Sharlene: I'm sure that Grant doesn't want that either.

John: I have to go.

Sharlene: All right.

John: You -- you have a checkup at the hospital later on today?

Sharlene: Yes.

John: Then I'll see you.

Josie: Am I interrupting?

John: I was just leaving.

Josie: Are you and John ok?

Sharlene: This is a very hard time for John.

Josie: I can imagine.

Sharlene: I'm a different woman than he knew before.

Josie: I think -- I think I understand, Mama.

Sharlene: Josie, am I different to you, too?

Josie: A little. But that's not what I meant.

Sharlene: What did you mean?

Josie: I'm beginning to understand that people change sometimes, whether they want to or not.

Sharlene: It's called growing up.

Josie: Yeah, yeah. You, too, Mama. I mean, in a way, you're growing up, too.

Sharlene: Josie, it's not that simple.

Josie: I know, I know. Listen, I think what I'm trying to say is it's -- it's ok to be different than you were a year ago or even a month ago.

Sharlene: Or a day ago?

Josie: It doesn't have to be a bad thing. Who knows, maybe it could even work out better.

Sharlene: I liked who I was. So did John.

Josie: John loves you. He will learn to accept all of you.

Josie: Hey, hey. What is so wrong with rearranging the furniture sometimes, hmm?

Josie: Aw, it's ok. Give it a chance, Mama. I lost that chance with Matthew. I did.

Sharlene: Sweetheart, you and Matthew grew apart.

Josie: When I fell in love with Matthew, I was sweet and insecure and all I wanted was to make him happy.

Sharlene: That girl is still a part of you.

Josie: No, I became tougher, more ambitious. I mean, I -- I pushed Matthew away.

Sharlene: And Matthew couldn't handle it.

Josie: I don't know if he ever will be able to. I don't blame him.

Sharlene: Does that mean that the two of you are finished, Jos?

Josie: We'll -- we'll always be friends. I know that. But I -- I don't know about anything else.

Sharlene: I'm sorry.

Josie: But, Mama, it's different with you and John. You two were meant to be together.

Sharlene: I'm glad you came by. I am so glad you came by. I needed you. There's something I have to do.

Josie: You're going to see Grant, aren't you?

Rachel: It was the intensity that was alarming.

Ken: Whose, Iris'?

Rachel: Paulina's. Her rage was real. She couldn't have faked that.

Ken: Pretty rough, huh?

Rachel: She was just barely fed and clothed, that was all.

Ken: Sounds terrible.

Rachel: I feel so responsible.

Ken: For Paulina?

Rachel: Yes.

Ken: If she is Mac's daughter.

Rachel: Yes. Doesn't it bother you?

Ken: Why would it?

Rachel: Well, we share the same connection with Paulina.

Ken: Sorry, I don't follow.

Rachel: Well, if she's Mac's daughter, she's Maria's daughter, also.

Ken: Oh. Well, I see what you mean.

Rachel: So it puts us in the same situation.

Ken: I can't agree with that entirely. I mean, I -- I have nothing at stake here.

Rachel: Well, what do you think about all of this?

Ken: What do you think?

Rachel: I guess I want her to be Mac and Maria's daughter.

Paulina: What happened to "k"? Why didn't he put it between "j" and "l"? Aha. Because he put it between "q" and "r". The McKinnon system of filing.

[Phone rings]

Paulina: Visions.

Iris: Who's this?

Paulina: Who's this?

Iris: Paulina, is that you?

Paulina: What can I do for you, Iris?

Iris: I'd like to speak to Jake.

Paulina: He's not here.

Iris: Well, has he called in?

Paulina: I just got here.

Iris: Don't you check for messages, dear?

Paulina: I'm very busy, Iris.

Iris: Paulina, don't you dare hang up on me.

Paulina: I wouldn't do that. That would be rude.

Iris: Good. Now, listen carefully. I want you to give Jake a message. I want you to tell him that it is imperative that he ring me the minute he gets in. You do know what the word "imperative" means, don't you, dear?

Paulina: There's someone on the other line, Iris.

Iris: Paulina?

Paulina: I'll give him the message, thank you.

Jake: So, what's new and exciting? You get the mail? How many checks did we get?

Paulina: Six bills, three past due.

Jake: Only three past dues. I think we should break out the champagne.

Paulina: And I thought you only got paid when you did work for someone.

Jake: You, young lady, have a very old-fashioned view of the world.

Paulina: Well, you know, I'm a very old-fashioned girl.

Jake: Hmm, then I can assume you've been working for your paycheck.

Paulina: Are you kidding? Have you taken a look at your tape files lately?

Jake: I have tape files?

Paulina: It's no joke. These files are such a mess, it's a wonder you can find anything.

Jake: Why should I when I have on my very payroll the world's greatest tape filer?

Paulina: You're in a good mood.

Jake: The birds are singing, the sun is shining, the earth is turning on its axis, I only have three past dues. All is right with the world.

Paulina: Uh-uh, not all.

Jake: Hmm, don't tell me there's a glitch.

Paulina: Right here.

Jake: What's wrong?

Paulina: You went to the Odyssey.

Jake: The Odyssey?

Paulina: Ken Jordan's shop?

Jake: Right. You're right, I did. I went to the Odyssey.

Paulina: You had words with him.

Jake: No blood was shed. We just -- we just talked, straightened a couple things out.

Paulina: Ken was very angry with me.

Jake: For what?

Paulina: For repeating something he told me in confidence.

Jake: Hmm. And -- and you don't like it when he's angry?

Paulina: Doesn't matter, I guess.

Jake: So what's the big deal?

Paulina: Well, for one thing, his opinion of you hasn't improved any.

Jake: Well, it sounds like you and Ken are very close. Ahem.

Paulina: We are close, in a way.

Jake: Which way?

Paulina: Well, Ken is the only person I know that knew my mother. That makes for a kind of bond.

Jake: Bond?

Paulina: But I'm more concerned with your interest in all of this.

Jake: You are?

Paulina: Mm-hmm. Couldn't be that you're jealous. Could it?

Jake: Now, why would I be jealous of you and anyone?

Paulina: I just can't imagine.

Jake: Neither can I.

Paulina: Especially when you have that lovely ex-wife of yours to occupy your thoughts.

Jake: Right, it makes no sense at all.

Paulina: How's that going, by the way?

Jake: What?

Paulina: You and your ex?

Jake: She has a name.

Paulina: Marley.

Jake: Mm-hmm.

Paulina: How's it going with her?

Jake: Fine.

Paulina: Good. Wedding bells again?

Jake: That's none of your business.

Paulina: Oops, hit a nerve.

Jake: So, I hope you have your running shoes on because I need you to run some errands for me.

Paulina: Yes, boss.

Jake: And then go home.

Paulina: Home?

Jake: Yeah, it's a big house. Corys live there, some people might call it a palace.

Paulina: Isn't it a little early?

Jake: Actually, I have plans for the evening. I will not be needing your assistance.

Paulina: Oh. Got the picture.

Jake: Have this list of errands.

Paulina: I'm on my way.

Jake: Hmm, so I will see you bright and early in the morning, huh?

Paulina: Right. Oh, I almost forgot -- and there's a good reason why.

Jake: What?

Paulina: Iris Wheeler called. You're to get in touch with her, tell her about "the job," whatever that means.

Jake: See ya.

Paulina: See you tomorrow.

Jake: Bye.

Jake: Hmm.

Jake: Iris Wheeler, please. Jake McKinnon. Hello, Iris.

Iris: Jake, where have you been?

Jake: Exactly where I should've been.

Iris: With Mrs. Cantrell?

Jake: Marsha Cantrell is hell on wheels.

Iris: So tell me what she said.

Jake: Before we talk about Marsha, there's something else that I found out that's going to make you a very happy woman.

Iris: What's that?

Jake: Well, when Paulina left the mansion, she went right into someone's waiting arms.

Iris: Who?

Jake: Ken Jordan.

Iris: Are you sure you saw them together?

Jake: I was right there with my nose pressed against the window.

Iris: Oh, wow. Well, that is good news. Rachel is going to get quite a kick out of that. Her ex-beau and Miss Paulina Cantrell. Mr. McKinnon, you've just made my day.

Rachel: So what do you think?

Ken: I don't think anything. I have nothing riding on this.

Rachel: I do.

Ken: Exactly my point.

Rachel: What point?

Ken: You have a decision to make which involves a lot of money.

Rachel: Yes, I know, but it's not just that.

Ken: Well, I can't give you advice on this, Rachel.

Rachel: Why not?

Ken: It affects your entire family.

Rachel: I know that. You can't help me with this?

Ken: Well, it wouldn't be help. I'd be influencing you.

Rachel: I'm perfectly capable of making the decision myself.

Ken: Then I think you should.

Rachel: I don't want to make the decision based just on emotions.

Ken: Well, go with your instincts.

Rachel: I don't think I can trust my instincts on this.

Ken: No, this has to be your call, Rachel.

Rachel: I'm just asking for a different perspective here. There are so few verifiable facts we have.

Ken: You've done your best.

Rachel: Have I? Look, Ken, whatever decision I make, this is going to change Paulina's life drastically.

Ken: Well, so then she'll have to live with it.

Rachel: You can't even give me an opinion?

Ken: No, and I've explained why.

Rachel: Yeah, well, I don't agree with your explanation.

Ken: Rachel, I told you from the beginning I think Paulina could be Mac's daughter.

Rachel: So?

Ken: So -- what? That's all I can say.

Rachel: Oh, no, it isn't. You can say a lot more.

Ken: Rachel --

Rachel: Just forget it, ok? I'm sorry. You know what I came in here for? I came in here for a friend who could give me a little advice and support.

Ken: I am --

Rachel: Sorry to bother you.

Ken: Rachel -- P. Damn.

Amanda: She's getting so big. Now I know why they say it goes so fast. I mean, she was just a little baby. That seemed to last forever. Maybe it was because of lack of sleep.

Amanda: What?

Evan: That you actually think that I'm going to keep letting you get away with changing the subject. First it was about these movies you rented last week, then this new Thai restaurant that opened up around the corner from Tops. Who cares? Now, it's about Alli.

Amanda: I don't know what you're talking about.

Evan: You never answered my question.

Amanda: What question?

Evan: I think you remember.

Amanda: Yes, I would care if you moved away.

Evan: Well, that's nice to hear.

Amanda: But I'm not going to hold you back. You're a very talented man. You need challenge in your work. New York is probably the best place for you.

Evan: Well -- well, I don't know if I'm ready to move yet. I mean, who knows, maybe an opportunity will come up here for both of us.

Amanda: I told Alli that I'd take her over to her girlfriend's house, so --

Evan: Have you heard from Sam?

Amanda: No. No, the only person he's been in touch with is Olivia.

Evan: He hasn't even bothered to call about his daughter?

Amanda: No. I've got to go get ready.

Evan: Amanda -- how would you like to get together later? I mean, not a date. It'll just be two old friends having dinner.

Amanda: Yeah, I'd like that.

Evan: Thanks for the tea.

[Knock on door]

Sharlene: Grant? [Knock]

Grant: Sharly? What are you doing here? You shouldn't be here, especially now anyway.

Sharlene: I had to come. I needed to see you.

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