Days of Our Lives Transcript Wednesday 9/19/01
Provided By Stephanie
Jack: How long do I have you at my beck and call?
Greta: Hello, Jack. Perhaps you would like to rephrase that.
Jack: I need to know your availability window for posing as my lover. Maybe they want to hire somebody else. Maybe they're scrapping the whole project. That's it. They're gonna hire somebody else.
Greta: That's the way to impress Oliver with your unshakable self-confidence. Jack, come on. Take a deep breath. Breathe. or death.
Jack: No, this is everything --Jennifer. Greta sorry.
Secretary: Go ahead in.
Jennifer: Thanks. Hello.
Marlena: Good morning, Jennifer.
Jennifer: I'm late. I'm sorry. I'm really sorry. I'm so late.
Marlena: Well, come in, sit down, But first, there's something we should talk about.
Bartender: One virgin daiquiri for the lovely young lady.
Chloe: thank you.
Brady: It's better than a soda. Trust me. You know, I finally figured out the rationale for those tiny little umbrellas in the tropical drinks. I kind of wish I'd brought my own on this trip. You know, we left in kind of a hurry, didn't we?
Chloe: Yeah. You know, this is like twister.
Brady: The game?
Chloe: No, the movie. The stupid storm is following us everywhere, and everyone we care about is out there somewhere.
Nicole: Victor, will you slow down?
Victor: Please let them be here.
Jan: Will you shut up?
Mimi: How could we have left them on that island? They're my best friends, and I don't want them to die.
Paul: Mm-hmm. Oh, pretty babies. You're lonely without big mama ruby, huh? Don't worry. She's coming back to you as soon as those kids are muerto.
Shawn-D: Don't worry, Belle. I'm fine.
Belle: Shaw be careful.
Shawn-D: It's not happening. There's no way we're climbing out of here.
Belle: Guys, the bottom's filling up with water really fast.
Philip: Don't worry, Belle. We're not gonna drown in here. No way.
Greta: Do you really think the biggest problem between you and Jennifer is your lack of gainful employment? Jack, I think it's just you.
Jack: You really know how to make a guy feel better. Thank you.
Greta: Well, you came to the right place. I mean, I am an expert on relationships that fail because of different expectations regarding intimacy.
Jack: Good for you.
Greta: No. Not. When one person is really, really ready, and the other person is not -- and in your case, never will be -- it's not a good thing.
Jack: Thanks for the input.
Greta: You don't have to be so cavalier. You know, why do people think that sex is more important to men than it is to women? You know -- ok. I understand if you want to have a family unit for Abby, but isn't that what you already have, Jack? Why do you want to drag Jennifer into a loveless marriage?
Jack: No, no. Wait. Wait. I mean, you take that back.
Greta: Ok. Fine. Fine. Maybe not loveless, just sexless, unless you plan on living a life as a non-celibate gay man -- you know, an open marriage. Is it -- in that case, I don't really see what the point is.
Jack: I hope that these are rhetorical questions, because I thought we were talking about my job prospects.
Greta: Right, which is why you're here for my help as always. You know, when Jennifer told me how you were, I didn't think it was that bad, but she was right. You're the most selfish man I have ever met, Jack Deveraux.
Jennifer: Marlena, I'm really sorry. I -- I know that I was late, and I guess as much as I know I needed to be here, part of me was just dreading it.
Marlena: Why do you think you felt that way?
Jennifer: I don't know. I mean, why do you think I felt that way? I'm nervous. I'm -- I'm so nervous that I'm gonna say something that is gonna make you think that I'm a terrible person, or I'll think that I'm a terrible person, which in turn -- no offense, it makes me kind of regret coming.
Marlena: That would explain your reluctance to schedule regular appointments. Sit down.
Marlena: Tell me, how did you feel after our last session?
Jennifer: Well, you know, I cried my eyes out, but it was a good cry, really, otherwise I wouldn't even be here again. So, thank you for that, and thank you for squeezing me in again today.
Marlena: I was glad I had a cancellation. What would you have done if I hadn't?
Jennifer: Marlena, I know. I know that I need to commit to being in therapy.
Marlena: I don't want to pressure you here, but a random chat here and there won't do either one of us any good.
Jennifer: Either one of us?
Marlena: I am in this with you.
Jennifer: In what? In getting Jack and me back together? I mean, what if that's not what I want, Marlena?
Chloe: Brady, look.
Victor: What's going on?
Brady: Grandpa. No need to worry. We just got word the kids got evacuated from the island. They're on their way back by boat. They should be here within the hour or so.
Victor: Oh, thank god.
Nicole: See? Philip's fine.
Brady: So how are you doing?
Victor: Oh, it's just a sp--
Policeman: Favor de hablar con el gerente.
Victor: Just a sprain.
Policeman: Tenemos algunas preguntas acerca del grupo de los estudiantes que estuviaron aqui hace unas semanas.
Victor: I wonder what that's all about.
Brady: I don't know. It doesn't sound good, though.
Shawn-D: No, not drown -- that's what Philip said.
Belle: Look how fast the water's rising.
Shawn-D: Well, hey, that's a good thing.
Shawn-D: Yeah, because if it keeps going, then we can just float to the top.
Belle: Oh, my gosh, Shawn, you're so smart. I'm so glad you're here with me. I mean, I wish we weren't here. Oh, you know what I mean.
Shawn-D: I'm not gonna let anything happen to you.
Philip: Yeah, and I'm not gonna let anything happen to me, so you know we're gonna be all right. We're just gonna get out of here, and we're gonna make sure Paul can't hurt anybody else.
Belle: Yeah. I can think of a million reasons why we should get out of here.
Shawn-D: Me, too. Don't worry, Belle. It's gonna be ok.
Susan: Mimi, it's not as if Belle and Shawn and Philip knew we were going to evacuate and leave them behind.
Mimi: But why didn't they come back to the campsite?
Kevin: Well, the probability is extremely high that they didn't all get eaten by a giant iguana. They're probably riding out the storm in a sheltered place. You don't believe me?
Mimi: Kevin, you don't know how hard Iíve been trying to believe that. It's just -- I'm getting such a bad feeling.
Paul: Well, at least you're not gonna get infected.
Paul: I'm sick and tired!
Shawn-D: Aah! Aah!
Paul: Aah! Aah!
Paul: Now I get the treasure, and you kids are gonna be buried.
Philip: I'm just thinking about Paul, what I'd like to do if I ever get my hands on him again.
Shawn-D: That's when, bro. Ok? All this is gonna work out like it should. After all, you guys, look where this ruby ended up, ok? Right where it should. So Paul's gonna get his. Great.
Shawn-D: This water stopped rising, and it's seeping off of the rocks over there, so it's not gonna get up high enough to take us out of here.
Belle: So you're saying we're trapped -- that there's no way out?
Marlena: Have I given you the impression that I think you and Jack should be together?
Jennifer: Oh, doesn't everybody, Marlena? I'm sorry. I know that you're trying to be impartial here. I -- I just don't know how you can just sit here and listen to me hour after hour and not judge me and not think, you know, "if I were her, I would -- "
Marlena: What? You're not the only person here who has been divorced.
Jennifer: But you know what, Marlena? You got divorced, and you -- you moved on, and I feel like I'm wasting your time.
Jennifer: Well, look. I showed up late, and that upset you --
Marlena: You've apologized twice for that already. I'm not upset about it unless you plan to come to every session late. I don't think you're wasting my time.
Jennifer: You know, Gram thinks that I need therapy or family counseling. You know, she thinks that Jack and I should get back together. And I don't know. I mean, if that's not what I want, then maybe I am wasting everybody's time, because you see, I still end up with a failed marriage. I still end up with a child that is hurting. And what are you gonna be able to say to me that is gonna make me feel good about that?
Jennifer: No. That's a bad attitude to come into therapy with.
Marlena: You know, I have had bad attitudes in therapy. You're not wasting my time or your time, I promise.
Jennifer: But there is some -- there's something else. I, uh -- I feel like I'm playing a game.
Marlena: What kind of game?
Jennifer: With my family. And, you know, Jack does that, and I despise him when he does that. And now I'm realizing that I am exactly the same.
Jack: What do you think I'm doing here, Greta? This isn't about me. This is about my family.
Greta: How is this arrangement gonna benefit them, Jack?
Jack: My daughter will have married parents.
Greta: Hmm. In what sense of the word?
Jack: In every sense.
Greta: I'm confused.
Jack: I know. I know. I know. I know.
Greta: You know, I don't see Jennifer wanting to spend her life with a man that... Well, with a man who wants to swing both ways.
Jack: Bi? Bi. N-no. No. I said gay.
Greta: Wow. You're finally able to spit out the word. What are you gonna do, Jack? You're gonna deny your sexuality?
Jack: I deny it. I deny everything.
Kevin: I feel sick about all this, Mimi. I think we all do.
Mimi: I thought you said there was nothing to worry about.
Penelope: Really sick. I'm sorry. I know it's gross to know when someone's on the verge of-- well, you know, what I did over the side of the boat on the way here.
Kevin: Trust me, P. You're not alone.
Penelope: I can't believe I thought losing my lunch in front of your guys was the worst thing that could happen on this trip.
Kevin: All right. Fresh air would be best, but lying down could help equalize the pressure on the tympanic membranes. Come on, Pen. You, too, Mimi.
Mimi: No way. I'm not gonna, like, take a nap at a time like this. I don't care if I hurl buckets.
Susan: I'm sorry. I can't take it anymore.
Penelope: Me, either.
Jan: I don't know what you're so spazzed about.
Mimi: You would say that.
Jan: Shawn is way too good of a person to die.
Mimi: You ever hear of "only the good die young"?
Jan: Do you have to argue with everything I say? Would it kill you to think positive for once in your life?
Mimi: Oh, my god, you actually care. Why?
Paul: Ha ha ha! Whoa! You didn't really think it would be that easy now, did you? Oh!
Shawn-D: Good work, Belle. Let's get the hell out of here.
Belle: Philip is unconscious.
Shawn-D: We'll just carry him. Come on. Come on.
Shawn-D: Belle, just get out of here! Go back to camp!
Paul: Come here.
Belle: No. Please! Paul, will you leave me alone? Aaah! Ow. Ow. Ow. Aah!
Shawn-D: Belle! Belle!
Paul: Well, boys, at least you'll enjoy your final hours. I'm sure the little lady won't want to die a virgin. No need to thank me. Heh heh heh heh!
Brady: I'm gonna find out what's going on.
Policeman: Si, tres del grupo. Ya no tenemos los nombres.
Brady: Uh, excuse me. Excusame.
Clerk: Por supuesto heremos todo posible para ayudarles. El senor marquez les esta esperando en su oficina.
Brady: Three? What? How's-- look. My sister was on that island with the rest of the students. I need to know if she's safe. Now you said they were all coming back.
Clerk: Look. I'm sorry, senor. We were just told by the police that three students are -- como se dice -- missing.
Brady: Missing? What, they fell overboard or something?
Clerk: They never board the boat.
Clerk: Don't know.
Brady: Who -- what are their names?
Clerk: Look. I'm sorry. I know nothing more.
Brady: Oh, my god. You know what? I need to talk to the police. My sister is supposed to be on that boat.
Shawn-D: Belle, look. We're gonna get out of here, but we just need to find a way.
Belle: If only I were a little taller, we could stand on each other's shoulders and get out of here.
Shawn-D: Oh, we like you just the way you are.
Philip: Ok. We'll just, uh -- how attached are you to those nails?
Belle: I would shave my head right now if it would get us out of here.
Shawn-D: Really awesome. What do you think?
Philip: If we tunnel up and across...
Shawn-D: Yeah, you know? There's three of us. We can shovel all that way.
Belle: Speak for yourself.
Philip: Well, the... Dirt's pretty soft over here. Uh, maybe I spoke too soon.
Belle-d: Hey, that looks like something. It looks like a board. Maybe it'll help us dig.
Belle-d: Aah! Oh, my god! Oh, my god!
Greta: Deny what? It's too late, Jack. You already told me you're gay. You can't just take it back.
Greta: Look. I know you didn't tell me this so I could stand in judgment of your life.
Jack: Damn straight. I mean, uh --
Greta: It would be a lot different if you hadn't asked me for my help, but, Jack -- oh, god.
I hate playing games. I hate playing checkers, as you'll recall. Look. You know what? If you want me -- if you want me to back off, I understand completely.
Jack: No, no, no. I still need you.
Greta: I am not gonna be a part of hurting Jennifer.
Jack: I -- I don't want you to. I know Jennifer, and I know what I'm doing, and I think this would be an excellent time to end this conversation.
Greta: You're right. You're right. You are the wrong person to be talking to. The person I need to be having this conversation with is Jennifer.
Jennifer: I mean, why should I care if Greta von Amberg is interested in Jack? If I don't want him, why can't she have him, right?
Marlena: Wouldn't you rather she didn't have him? [Greta giggling]
Jennifer: Wait a minute.
Jack: Ohh, waah!
Greta: Jack, come on. Come on. Give it to me.
Jack: I can't. You know how much I want to. I just --
Greta: Give it to me. I know you can do it.
Jack: My gosh, it's so --
Jennifer: So now do you think I wish I were still married to him? Oh, so you're, uh -- you're enjoying your new freedom.
Jack: It's been a revelation, actually. I've discovered this hithertofore unknown potential and a veritable slew of talent that I intend to cultivate and express fully, only taking a break every once in a while to answer some calls of nature and of course sleep, bathe, wash.
Greta: You're a funny guy, Jack. No wonder your daughter has so much fun with you.
Jennifer: Oh, yeah. No wonder. Ha ha! You know what? I'm gonna go, but it think the two of you should hit the mall because, you know, Jack is obviously dying to express his hithertofore unknown potential for shopping.
Jack: Indeed. What do you say, princess?
Greta: I -- ok. Yeah. Sure. But I really meant what I said. I would love to get together and have lunch sometime.
Jennifer: Yeah. We will. We will very soon. We'll have a nice long talk.
Jack: Bye-bye now.
Jack: What do you say, girlfriend? Let's go shopping.
Greta: Ok. Ha ha ha!
Jennifer: What's so funny over there?
Greta: Ha ha ha! Help me up.
Jack: Oh, whoa. Watch that wind.
Greta: Look. Um -- before you go, I want to answer your question. Before, you would always say that you weren't interested in Jack, and I don't know that I believed you, but after today, I'm really clear. So, um -- I guess I'm free to say that yeah, I'm interested in Jack.
Jennifer: That's good because I think he really likes you, too, so, um -- so I'm glad.
Greta: Yeah. I'm glad, too.
Jennifer: Oh, I hate being jealous. There. I said it. I'm jealous.
Jennifer: Of Greta? Ah I don't know why I would be. I just -- I wish that she would stop
trying to be my friend if she's gonna keep asking me if she can move in on Jack.
Marlena: How does that make you feel?
Jennifer: Oh, it makes me feel so jealous. I told you.
Jennifer: No. That's not good.
Marlena: No, that's good. You recognized the feelings. Can you be a little more specific?
Can you tell me exactly what makes you jealous?
Jennifer: You know what, Marlena? You know what it is? I'm not jealous of Greta. It's Jack.
Jennifer: Mm-hmm. You know, he is not supposed to find someone before I do.
Jennifer: Why? Because the problem was not us. It was him always. And that's what I wanted to think, and that's pretty much still what I think, you know? And he's really happy, and that is not the way it's supposed to be. Marlena, he doesn't deserve to be. He is the one who should be wondering how he is ever gonna have a normal life again, not me.
Brady: Come on. We don't know the whole story yet, so please, don't get upset.
Victor: Why aren't they here yet?
Brady: Police told me that the students were taken to a different island than originally planned.
Brady: No one could tell me, but the rescue boat is delayed because of some sandbar near this other island.
Victor: And now it's coming.
Brady: Yes. But apparently, three of the students got left behind.
Victor: Do we know who?
Belle: People died in here, Shawn. That could be us.
Shawn-D: That's not gonna be us.
Belle: I'm sorry. I'm trying to think positively, but we are in a pit on a deserted island in the middle of a hurricane!
Shawn-D: I know this isn't the trip that we planned for, ok? But you're not gonna tell me you're sorry you came.
Belle: I'm not?
Shawn-D: No, you're not, ok? Just remember how it was before, ok? The stars, the beach. It's gonna be like that again, all right? Just hang in there.
Belle: All right. I'll just hang in there.
Jack: I told you. You cannot talk to Jennifer. She would be so upset that I told you.
Greta: Don't you think she needs someone, Jack? You have me. What about Jennifer?
Jack: Well, she has friends. She's a very friendly sort.
Greta: But none of her friends know the truth, do they? Why are you being so unfair to her? Wait a minute. Do I not know the whole truth? Because if you drag me into this and I don't know everything, I will be so mad at you, and the only person that will be madder at you is Jennifer.
Jennifer: Oh, my gosh. I can't believe that. "Jack doesn't deserve to be happy." This is the father of my child, Marlena. This is the man that -- that I promised to love for better or for worse.
Marlena: And now?
Jennifer: There's just much more "worse." I mean, the whole time we were in Africa, he was not with me one single time.
Marlena: We talked about Africa during our last session. I'm less interested in what Jack did than your reaction to it.
Jennifer: What? Besides running and screaming and deciding that Jack was the biggest mistake of my life?
Marlena: So, "for better or for worse"--you no longer feel that applies?
Jennifer: Marlena, we're divorced now. Don't throw my marriage vows in my face like Gram did. I am so sorry. That was rude, and I know you're just looking out for my best interests, and it's just a sensitive subject.
Marlena: Why is that?
Jennifer: Because I am the idiot who made a lifelong commitment to a man who has always been a flake, who has been a screw up, and who could never love me the way he should have.
Marlena: In other words, he's the same old Jack you married.
Marlena: And when your grandmother, or anybody else for that matter, reminds you of your wedding vows, you feel how?
Jennifer: Guilty. I feel guilty because I'm a Horton... And I was brought up to believe that marriage is sacred and that it is forever. And you know what, Marlena? Jack, he broke his marriage vows, too. He did not love and honor and cherish me the way that a man is supposed to.
Marlena: You told me, when he saved your life, you felt like he was your hero. Did you feel cherished and honored then?
Jennifer: Yeah, I did... But I don't know if I want to. And I know that this sounds like Jack can't win, and maybe he can't. I have so many bitter feelings, Marlena. I mean, listen to how I sound. It's no wonder no other man wants me. I'm grim, and I am depressing, and I would love to tell you that it is all because of Jack.
Jan: It's not true that I like to see people suffer, Mimi. God!
Mimi: Wanna bet? I know you're not going to help me clean those toilets. You're the type of person who never pays for the bad stuff you do. You just get away with it and get away with it and -- are you...
Jan: Look... It's not that I want Shawn to die, ok?
Mimi: But Belle and Philip-- it would be fine if you never had to see them again.
Jan: Look, it's true that I don't like Belle and Philip very much, ok? But it's not like I want them -- Shawn, I mean, he -- he was nice to me. I mean, what he did...
Shawn-D: Look, then you need to see a doctor.
Jan: I will. I will go to a clinic. I'll get tested. Whatever. Just, Shawn, please... Promise me you won't tell anyone ever. Shawn, please.
Shawn-D: I --
Shawn-D: All right. If you promise to me that you will do everything you need to do medically.
Jan: I will. I will.
Shawn-D: Then all right. I won't tell.
Jan: Thank you. Thanks, Shawn.
Jan: You know -- you just don't know. I -- Iíve just got to get out of here.
Shawn-D: I feel bad for getting us into this.
Belle: Don't say that. I didn't have to follow you.
Philip: Oh, come on, guys. Paul was bad news all around. This is no one's fault but his. We're gonna get out of here anyway. We're teenagers, right? We can live forever.
Belle: Yeah, hopefully in better accommodations than this.
Shawn-D: Well, you know, this does have its advantages over the tent situation. It is coed.
Belle: Yeah, it could definitely be worse.
Jennifer: It's the pursuit of happiness. Well, you see, Jack's pursuit is happiness. That's why he's trying to make a good impression now.
Marlena: A good impression?
Jennifer: Well, relatively speaking. I -- look, Marlena, I know that I can't have it both ways... And I know that it's not fair for me to stake my claim on Jack, so to speak... And really, I -- I don't even know. I'm not sure if I want to be married to him again.
Marlena: And you're not sure you don't want to be married to him again?
Jennifer: I -- I am -- I'm not sure of anything.
Marlena: All righty. What do you think about his feelings for you?
Jennifer: Well, you know, he kissed me, and -- he'd he told me that he loved me, and he told me that he wanted us to be a family again.
Marlena: Well, that certainly is something.
Jennifer: Right, but then why is he with Greta?
Marlena: Maybe he doesn't want to be alone any more than you do.
Jennifer: Ok, and that's his right, and I should respect it.
Marlena: Is that what you think I want to hear you say, or is that how you feel?
Jennifer: I don't know. I don't even know.
Marlena: All right. Think about that before our next session.
Jennifer: Well, what do you mean?
Marlena: Our time is up for today. You seem a little weary to me.
Jennifer: Yeah, yeah, I -- I am. You know what, Marlena? I don't, uh -- I don't know if there really should be a next session. You know, when I came in here, nervous, and -- and I have really said some things that are quite appalling.
Marlena: That means it was a good session.
Jennifer: Then why do I feel so bad still?
Marlena: Therapy's a long journey. You're doing the hard part right now.
Jennifer: A long journey? That's so funny because when Jack and I got married, we -- we read this poem at our wedding, and it was about our life together, and it was going to be this wonderful journey down one road.
Marlena: Life will still be a wonderful journey... Whatever road you choose. I'm here to walk this part with you.
Jennifer: Thank you. Thank you, but your next patient's waiting. Take care. [Door closes]
Jack: I worked so hard to make you my friend. Now I tell you I'm gay, and all of a sudden, it's over.
Greta: Ohh... That is so unfair, Jack, and you know it.
Jack: What do you want from me? Just tell me. Tell me, and I will do it.
Greta: I want the same thing you want, Jack. I want Jennifer's happiness.
Jack: No problem.
Greta: Wait, wait, wait, wait. I am not finished. How much do you love her, Jack?
Jack: Do you want me to count the ways?
Greta: Do you love her enough to give her up so she can find a relationship that's fulfilling to her? Because she can never have that with you, Jack.
Brady: We don't know who these 3 kids are or why they didn't get on the boat.
Chloe: It's probably someone like Jason. He's late for everything.
Brady: Yeah, seriously. I mean, you can't get any more responsible than Belle or Shawn.
Nicole: Yeah, and Philip's come a long way. You know he didn't do something stupid.
Chloe: I just thought of something.
Brady: What's that?
Chloe: What if they went to the island to maybe... You know, to look for the treasure?
Shawn-D: This dirt's pretty soft. I'm making some progress. You're freezing.
Belle: I can take it if you can.
Shawn-D: Come here. It's going to be ok. All right, Belle? Please believe me.
Jack: You are not making any sense. Have I not spent hours explaining to you that I am trying to rebuild my family with Jennifer?
Greta: You -- oh, Jack!
Jack: I love her, and she loves me, too. She's just having a little trouble. I'm helping her out, and I am not giving up now.
Greta: You are so stubborn. You know, I said you were the most selfish man I ever met? That was the understatement of the millennium. Just get out!
Jack: What? This is conduct very unbecoming of a princess.
Greta: Really? I'm so sorry. Well, you know, I decree you leave my house at once.
Jack: But --
Secretary: Miss Horton, did you need to set up another appointment?
Jennifer: You know what, Jack? You are not marrying Greta... Not until I find -- oh, my gosh, what is wrong me? What is wrong with me? Excuse me, uh, I need to set up a follow-up appointment. Dr. Evans thinks it would be great if I had a regular time, and I think that that would be a good idea.
Mimi: Feeling better?
Kevin: Yeah. I was more worried about you.
Mimi: All I can do is worry. You know, I saw Belle and Shawn go off together... But
Philip wouldn't have been with them unless...
Mimi: They weren't doing what were dog, which would mean they were...
Mimi: Oh, my god! If they -- that guy Paul is missing, too. What if they went looking for the treasure, he followed them, and he took it? What if he tried to kill them, Kevin?
Kevin: Mimi, what treasure? What are you talking about?
Mimi: Oh, no. We've got to get back there. I'm the only one who knows. If they're still alive, I've got to help them.
Nicole: I'm going to show my father's picture around and see if anyone recognizes him.
Brady: That's a good idea, Nicole.
Paul: Double tequila, rocks, salt. Thanks.
Paul: Sweet. But what are you doing here?
Chloe: It's him!
Philip: What was that noise?
Belle: My stomach.
Shawn-D: Sorry, Belle.
Belle: Hey, if I'm hungry, you're the one that can eat a whole large pizza with the works just for a snack.
Philip: Did you have to say pizza?
Philip: A joke. Actually, I've been pretty starved since we left Salem.
Shawn-D: Yeah, well, so much for that hunting and gathering junk we learned. Aside from us, there's not a living thing down here. Hey, give me a hand with this.