Days of Our Lives Transcript Friday 10/26/01
Belle: I thought you had a patient. What did you do, cancel so you could come spy on me?
Marlena: You know me better than that, Belle. I thought I knew you better than this.
Belle: Oh, please, mom. I was not sneaking out of the linen closet with Shawn. We have nothing to be ashamed of. You were the one who embarrassed me in front of my boyfriend.
Marlena: If you weren't doing something wrong, then why were you embarrassed? The fact is, you got caught. The question is, what were you doing in the closet?
Jan: I can't do this alone.
Woman: I'm right here, and we're going to get through this together. I promise. Now, for me to be able to help you, I need to know who raped you.
Jan: Why? What difference does that make?
Woman: At that moment, this man took away your power. It was not your fault.
Jan: I shouldn't have been so stupid.
Woman: It was not your fault. But there's something you can do now. You're here, you're gettin for yourself. Thatís awesome. Now let's talk about your physical needs for a moment.
Jan: I already saw a doctor.
Woman: Great. That's great.
Jan: But I... Didn't tell him, you know?
Woman: It's okay. But you did get treatment. That's what's important. Now, how long ago did this happen?
Jan: The evidence is all gone by now, if that's what you mean.
Woman: But you do know the man's identity?
Woman: You've done a lot of brave things, and I know every step is hard. But there's one more thing you can do -- something that, in the end, will get your power back. You can help someone else, and you'll feel safer, too. If this man is still out there, there's a chance he will sexually assault another woman.
Jan: No. He's never, ever going to do that again.
Austin: Are you sure you want to go all the way on this one?
Nicole: You've made all the right moves, Austin. God, I had no idea you were this good.
Jennifer: Well, why do you think I need to be protected? I just get the feeling that you're going through a rough time. As a therapist, I'm trained to sense stuff like that.
Jennifer: You know what? I think that you're wrong. I don't need a man to protect me. No man ever has, and Iím certainly not going to start relying on one now.
Brandon: Will you go out with me again? Sami you have a second for me? I think you better make time, because I'm about to save your butt from doing something really dumb.
Greta: Come on, take a look. What do you have to lose?
Ivan: All right, because it's you.
Ivan: He's good-looking, all right, but definitely not my type.
Harold: Oh, my God. He's gorgeous. Those cocker spaniel eyes, just crying out to be loved.
Greta: You see it, too.
Harold: The sweetest. If you don't take this hunk under your wing, you're out of your ever-loving mind.
Ivan: Call me crazy, but I'm not into rescue missions. If you think he's so hot, why don't you go out with him?
Harold: Be still my heart.
Greta: Are you serious?
Harold: Name and number, and your worries are over.
Greta: Well, um... Ha ha ha ha.
Harold: What's the matter, honey? I'm not good enough for your best friend?
Greta: No, no, no, I wouldn't want you to think that.
Harold: Then there's only one other thing I could think. You're in love with him, aren't you? Just like Ivan said, you want him for yourself.
Jack: I don't want Brandon Walker to take my place in your life.
Jennifer: I don't what that, either.
Jack: Then you'll cancel the date.
Jennifer: No. And I'm sorry if that hurts you, but this is something that I need to do for me, so Iím going on this date.
Jack: The new-and-improved Jennifer.
Jennifer: I told you that Iíve changed.
Jack: I've changed, too, damn it! That doesn't seem to be enough for you. No, you've got to turn your back
Brandon: Let me guess what this is all about. You don't think I should go out with Jennifer Horton.
Sami: That's right.
Brandon: Samantha, did it ever occur to you that friends should want each other to be happy?
Sami: Look, how long have you known Jennifer? 'Cause Iíve known her since I was a little kid, okay? That's why Iím doing this, because I want you to be happy.
Sami: Oh, so now you don't believe me? I thought we were friends, but if that's not the case, if that's not what you want, all you have to do is say so. It's not like I'll fall apart. I'll live.
Brandon: I still want
Brandon: You know how I love the way you always tell it like it is.
Sami: But you wish I'd keep my mouth shut right now. I'm not going to do it. You've told me 20,000 times why you think Austinís not the right man for me. And I'm going to tell you once why I think Jennifer Horton is not the right woman for you.
Austin: I'm glad we're together on this one. One more?
Nicole: You have totally convinced me, Austin. You know, we've never had any luck in on-line publishing, but your suggestions in this merger have so much information.
Austin: Well, that's what you get for hanging out with a whole bunch of first-graders in an arcade. You know, I've gotten a lot of insight into information delivery in the 21st century.
Nicole: You've got to be kidding.
Austin: No, I mean, will knew how to use a mouse when he was, like, what -- 3? I mean, just the other day he came up to me and asked me why I get the paper delivered to my door when I can read it on-line. He was worried about all the trees.
Nicole: Why do you get the paper?
Austin: So I can frame it when the merger's in "The Wall Street Journal."
Nicole: Ah, good answer. You know what, Austin? I want you to present this plan to Victor and the board, okay?
Nicole: Little advice, though -- leave out the super dad bit, okay?
Austin: Do you mind if we pause for a moment? I know you don't want to hear this, but I'm going to say it anyway.
Belle: Do you really mean to tell me you don't understand why I was embarrassed that you were yelling at me in the middle of the hallway, that you dragged me here to your office? And you're now asking me you want me to draw my own conclusions about your disheveled appearance, or the fact that you refused to tell me things that we have discussed since you were a child.
Belle: Why do you have to draw conclusions about my life anyway? You're acting like Iím trying to hurt you, mom, and that's definitely not what I want to do. It's just I think I'm old enough to know what Iím doing, and you always said you trusted me. I know Sami got pregnant at a really young age, but that is not my fault, and it's not going to happen to me.
Marlena: I hope not.
Belle: Oh, mom!
Marlena: Belle, you said you feel that you're ready to have sex. What about Shawn? We all know that boys don't mature as quickly as girls, especially emotionally.
Belle: Mom, he is not a boy. You don't know what happened on that island. If it werenít for Shawn, I wouldnít even be standing here giving you the opportunity to freak out.
Marlena: I am not freaking out, Belle. You don't mind if I leave.
Jennifer: So, I want to date another man, and I am breaking Abigailís heart, but it's okay for you to go study with Princess von Amberg, and that's your prerogative? I suppose that's because you're the man, right, Jack?
Jack: The proverbial ball is in your court, Jennifer. How many times can I propose marriage? You say that this little family unit is what's best for Abigail. But if one of us wants to get involved with someone else, that's it. Finis. The end.
Jennifer: We're talking about one date, Jack.
Jack: I'm being melodramatic, yes, but I am tired of you saying no to our family.
Jennifer: You have no idea how bad I feel that I had to turn down your marriage proposal.
Jack: You do?
Jennifer: Jack, I am not oblivious of all of the great things that are happening now that we are living together. I told you that.
Jack: So you'll forgive me if Iím confused.
Jennifer: What I'm trying to tell you is that you are not what's holding me back. It's me. I can't make a commitment to you until I am ready, until I am sure.
Greta: What, have you been listening to our whole conversation?
Harold: Radar ears are requisite for a good assistant.
Ivan: I'm afraid that's true. M attracted to Jack, but as I explained, Jack is attracted to men, so all we'll ever be is just friends.
Harold: So I repeat -- what's the problem with his dating me?
Ivan: You know what the problem is. Jack is just out of the closet. You may be a little too out for him.
Harold: Oh, as if there is such a thing. Who better than moi to help him be proud of who he is? I bet this time next year Iíll have him dancing on a float in the gay pride parade.
Ivan: We don't have a gay pride parade in Salem, Harold.
Harold: I know. I'm working on that. Anyway, Princess, you've got the right instinct. Selfish considerations on my part aside, the only way for you to get over Jack is to see him with another person. And Ivan interested and Jack won't find someone for himself, that leaves me.
Jennifer: Do you really think that I would go to bed with Brandon Walker on our first date?
Jennifer: No. Good. It's a good thing you said that because I would take back every nice thing that I have ever said about you, Jack Deveraux. I mean, have I ever interrogated you about your sex life?
Jack: But I bet you would be upset if Greta and I -- now, you would. See, you would.
Jennifer: Oh, as if you would any more than I would. I mean, can't we just take this one step at a time? I'm sorry. My horizons a little bit. I want to have a normal dating experience for the first time in my life.
Jack: A man to open doors for you, that sort of thing.
Jennifer: Exactly. Literally. And maybe figuratively, too.
Jack: The upshot being I guess I don't have to give up Greta.
Jennifer: And I am hardly in a position to tell you to stop seeing her, but...
Jennifer: And I really don't have a right to ask you this, but here it goes, anyway.
Woman: What makes you so sure? What makes you so sure he won't hurt anyone again?
Jan: Why do you keep asking me all these questions? You're supposed to be helping me. Besides, what do you know about this, anyway? You've never been through what I was.
Woman: When I was not much older than you, in my first year of college, I was attacked one night in a parking lot.
Jan: Oh, my God, I'm -- Iím sorry.
Woman: It's okay. I'm okay.
Jan: What did you do?
Woman: Well, at first, I just wanted to hide. I was so ashamed for what happened, even though rationally, physically. From the beginning. But if it was my choice, maybe I wouldn't have filed a report. But as it was, fortunately, they arrested him, and then they asked me to identify the man who raped me.
Jan: Did you?
Woman: Yes, I did, he was convicted and sentenced to 25 years.
Jan: Were you the only one?
Woman: I wasn't his first, but, thank God, I was his last.
Jan: How long did it take you to get back to feeling like -- I can't sleep, and this is the best diet of my life.
Woman: It's different for everyone. Recovery is an ongoing process. But I promise you, it gets better every day. Helping other people --
Jan: When he got punished, was that the thing that set you free, because if it was...
Jan: You won't tell anyone?
Woman: Not if you don't want me to.
Jan: The scum that raped me will never hurt anyone again because he's dead. I killed him. And don't feel one bit better.
Austin: I'm sorry that it upsets you that will can have a happy home life, that he has a father or an uncle that's always there for him. And I think I know why that is.
Nicole: Because Sami Brady is the worst mother in the world, next to mine? Come on,
Austin. Don't talk to me about happy until you've lived in that house and you see what it's really going to be like.
Austin: This has got nothing to do with will or Sami. Look, not --e on. Not in the long run.
Nicole: I told you, Austin, I am glad that bastard is dead. What do you want me to do, dance on the tables? It might be a little ridiculous to the rest of the business world.
Austin: What did he do to you?
Nicole's voice: I don't want to be a star, daddy. Please don't make me. I don't want to do it.
Paul: You want to know a secret? I wish I did. I wish I knew all about you, Nicky.
Nicole: What are you talking about?
Paul: Isn't it obvious? That's my one regret about the old days, that all I did was watch while you gave it away to those pigs on the set, the creeps who watched after. I wish Iíd tried you first myself, but what the hell. Better late than never, right? Come on, baby, show daddy what you can do.
Nicole: No. You bastard!
Paul: I'll kill her!
Nicole: I'm going to help you out of this. You know how? I'm going to pray for you to die.
Nicole: I want you to die, you hear me? Die, daddy. Die, you bastard. There's a big party waiting for you in hell where you belong!
Austin: Hey, are you okay
Brandon: Samantha, friends know where to draw the line.
Sami: You tell me how to live my life. I'm not saying you have to pay attention. You just have to listen to me, okay, especially since I know Jennifer way better than you ever knew Austin.
Brandon: Fine. Tell me she's not sweet, generous, charming.
Sami: Okay, she is, but she's saccharine sweet. I mean, she's so nice she's living with her ex-husband who ruined her life because she can't bring herself to say no to him. She's a martyr, you know. She can't even go after what she wants in life. You think that sounds like the right woman for you?
Brandon: Who knows? I haven't had much luck with women who see the world the way I do.
Sami: Okay. Jennifer would be lucky to have you, all right? Any woman would, but -- but she's a Horton, you know? And her grandmother doesn't like you, and you're like me, you know -- we're both not --
Brandon: Ok. Jennifer doesn't seem that way to me, but I will find out on my own. Thanks for the heads-up.
Sami: You're welcome. Thank you for listening. So, maybe now I can ask you for a favor in return?
Brandon: In return? Sure, Samantha, what is it?
Sami: Well, Brenda wants to put a reprimand in my personnel file.
Brandon: Why would she do that? I mean, just because you're late every day, you always use the phone for personal reasons, Larry spends half his life covering for you like right now.
Sami: I'd do the same thing for him if he was lazy. He's just...Not. So, if you're not going to help me, that's fine. Just say so.
Brandon: Look, I didn't say that. But, Samantha, I must say if you liked your job just a little bit more, maybe you wouldn't be having these problems.
Sami: I do like working at the hospital and being around my friends, and it's good hours, and it's five minutes from home, but I just don't like the actual work part. But unless I want to slop this so-called food they serve here on to people's trays or empty bedpans, then Iím not qualified to do anything else here.
Brandon: So why don't you go back to school? Would Austin not approve?
Sami: Look, Iím trying to support my son, okay, and I want Austin to think that Iím a responsible parent.
Brandon: If you think there was a doubt in his mind --
Sami: No, I don't. I donít. It's just that everything is going really well right now, and I don't want to screw that up.
Nicole: You know, I just have to keep reminding myself that my father didn't love me. I only thought he did. He did some terrible things to so many people, and now he can't. And that is a really good thing.
Austin: And you're sure that you feel that way?
Nicole: Of course Iím sure.
Austin: Well, Iím only asking because I go through the similar stuff with my father. In the end, I can't say I had any love in my heart for him, but he's still my father. Not being able to forgive your father -- well, that's not a good feeling.
Nicole: No, Austin. Not forgiving him feels really good.
Austin: Yeah. When my father died -- now, I can't say this to too many people -- but I believe it was a good thing, but it still affects me. And I can see it still affects you. And you feel like you're handling it great, don't you?
Nicole: Because I am.
Austin: Well, let me tell you, if you feel like you're over this, you're in for a very rude awakening.
Marlena: Belle, no. This is not some grand inquisition, but I would like you to acknowledge this is not just about you. This is my workplace. What if I had been walking down the hall with my boss, Dr. Wesley, when you and Shawn came tumbling out of that closet? Look, maybe you were considering my reputation at the time, but let me enlighten you, this is really about your reputation.
Belle: Mom, I hate to tell you this, but I don't think Dr. Wesley would care. Look at all the things that happened with Chloe -- he seems to be super understanding, and I don't see him get uptight about things the way you do.
Marlena: I don't even know who you are right now, Isabella. I'm telling you I would be embarrassed if my boss saw you. You don't even seem to care about that.
Belle: I didn't say that I don't care, but this isn't about Dr. Wesley. This is about you trying to find out if Shawn and I are having sex, and you're trying to make me feel guilty so Iíll tell you. But don't worry, mom. It's okay. When Shawn and I are having sex, I'll make sure you're nowhere around.
Jennifer: I know that a long time ago, Greta said you were doing all this to make me jealous.
Jack: She told you that?
Jennifer: Yes, and it was obvious, Jack. And you know what? It worked.
Jack: It did?
Jennifer: Yes, I have had long, long discussions with Marlena about my jealousy.
Jack: And you're cured?
Jennifer: No! No, not exactly, but now that I know what you're up to, why don't you just quit it? Unless you really, truly want to be with Greta. Because otherwise, it's not fair to me, it's not fair to Greta, and what about you?
Jack: Since when do you care?
Jennifer: Since when do I -- I have never stopped caring, Jack. I am not going out on this date to hurt you. Do you really want me to remarry you if I am not 100% sure? Do you want five years to go by being married and realize we made another mistake and break Abbyís heart again?
Jack: You only get so many chances, Jennifer.
Jennifer: I know that, and that's why I want to d better this time.
Jack: I'll tell you what you should do. You should get rid of all those women's magazines that you're always reading -- 10 ways to make your husband 15 times more faithful, or tips on beauty and health and prenuptial agreements --
Jennifer: I realize that self-improvement is not your thing, Jack.
Jack: I'm beyond the selfish phase of my life, Jennifer! Our total commitment should be to Abigail, right?
Jennifer: Don't you even -- don't do this! I am going on this date. This is what we agreed to from the start. And how can you tell me not to date anyone when you're dating someone?
Jack: That's right. That's right. I am. I am. However it started with Greta, we are now dating, and she is supportive and sweet --
Jennifer: And rich.
Jack: And beautiful. And maybe Abigail wouldn't mind becoming a princess by marriage, and if that is the future of our family, so be it.
Jack: I know you think Iím being hypocritical, asking you not to date when I already am, but I'm the one on trial here. I'm the one who keeps getting rejected. It's like you keep putting up this signal that no matter how hard I try to make this thing work, you still need something besides me in your life.
Jennifer: I'm sorry that you have to feel that way.
Jack: And you're not changing your mind.
Jennifer: Where are you going?
Jack: Where do you think? I'm certainly not getting any comfort here.
Greta: Jack doesn't know that Iím setting him up. He's already very uncomfortable with people finding out that he's gay. I'm just afraid --
Harold: That I'm not his type? You didn't even know what gender was his type, so Iím a big improvement. What's Ivan got that I don't?
Greta: I know this is going to come out sounding... Well, not the way that I want it to sound, but, um, see, I never would've known that Jack was gay until he told me, and the same is true of Ivan.
Harold: But I look like a queen, right, Princess?
Greta: No, no, no, no.
Harold: It's okay. I don't take that as an insult. So I don't look like Ivan or Jack, but that has nothing to do with what they're really like. Or what I am like, for that matter.
Greta: This is a bad idea, right?
Ivan: I don't know. Harold's kind of got me persuaded.
Harold: I'll give him a speed course in... Being true to himself.
Ivan: I really do think Haroldís your man. Anyhow, what's the worst thing that could happen, right?
Woman: Do you want to tell me what happened?
Jan: I was in Puerto Rico on this class trip, and...
Woman: Oh, I'm sorry. The paper, but I didn't recognize you. But it was never reported that you were sexually assaulted.
Jan: That's because I never told anyone.
Woman: You've been through two huge traumas, and I'm so glad you came to see me, but I have to tell you right now, I don't have the qualifications to give you the counseling you need to deal with these issues.
Jan: What do you mean? My friend Shawn told me to come see you because he didn't know the right thing to say. Now you're telling me I need to go see someone else?
Woman: You need to do what feels right for you. You've taken some big steps forward, and Iím here to encourage you to keep moving in the right direction. You can confide in your friends and your family. We're all here to build a support network for you. I'm sure your parents can find you a counselor that you can see regularly.
Jan: Are you kidding? My mom thinks shrinks are for crazy people.
Woman: I will talk to your mother, but you need to know there is nothing to be ashamed of. Asking for help is a good thing. And ultimately, people understand.
Jan: No, they don't understand, they wouldn't understand, and they don't care. No one cares!
Woman: I care. And the friend you confided in.
Jan: Don't try to tell me my parentís care, okay? My mother hates me.
Marlena: Your hostility right now leads me to believe that you don't understand how I feel about this.
Belle: Mom, I am not being hostile. It's just you always say you respect my privacy, and now you can't stop interrogating me.
Marlena: I will always respect you, Belle, and your right to make your own choices and live your own life. But when I see you doing a thing that I think may be deeply hurtful to you, I just can't act like it doesn't matter to me.
Belle: Mom, being in love is not going to ruin my life. Why are you making it sound like such a bad thing? I love Shawn, I need him, and I want him to make love to me. Mothers are supposed to be understanding. I thought that you liked Shawn, and now, all of a sudden, you're acting like him and I hooking up is this huge sin. Well, I don't think it's a sin, and I'm not going to stop dating him. I don't care what you say.
Brandon: So that ring on your finger -- if it's very forthcoming, do you really need to worry about your job?
Sami: If you're not going to help me, that's fine. Just say so.
Brandon: I'll put in a good word to Brenda. Relax. That's not the kind of help you really need.
Sami: Oh. Oh, my goodness, I forgot to call Austin and remind him about Will.
Brandon: How many times a day do you call him, anyways?
Sami: You know, this is important.
Nicole: Do you not have work to do?
Austin: In other words, I'm dismissed.
Nicole: Austin, wait.
[Cellular phone ringing]
Nicole: It's okay. You can answer it.
Sami: I just wanted to make sure you remembered you were going to pick Will up from his play date this afternoon.
Austin: Is there any way you could pick Will up?
Sami: Well, um, I'm still going to be on for a couple more hours, and Larryís already gone home. I could call my grandfather if...
Nicole: It's okay. You can go.
Austin: Are you sure?
Nicole: Yes. I said it's okay.
Sami: Austin, what is Nicole saying?
Austin: Don't worry about it. I'll pick up will. I'll see you later tonight.
Sami: Any idea why your bitchy sister would all of a sudden be nice to Austin?
Brandon: Excuse me. In case you haven't heard, her father was just killed.
Sami: Brandon, I'm sorry. I wanted to talk to you about it, but I didn't think you'd want to. I mean, well, because of everything that's happened between you and your dad, I just -- are you okay?
Brandon: Why wouldn't I be? He was never a father to me.
Jan: Look; I don't want to talk about my mother.
Woman: I'm sorry. You're welcome to come and talk as often as you want. But you have other issues you need to deal with, and your options are limited if you don't confide in your parents.
Jan: You may think it's a good idea for me to tell them, but I am telling you, it's not!
Woman: You know your family better than I do, but in terms of medical insurance and your access to good care, you're a minor. And if your parents are in the dark, my ability to help you is limited. Let me talk to your parents. We can set you up with a doctor here at the hospital.
Jan: No way.
Marlena: Belle, I would never tell you to stop seeing Shawn. I just said that I respect your need to make your own decisions.
Belle: You just don't trust that Iíll make the right ones, so you feel I need a little guidance. I'm sorry, mom. I can't stand here and listen to any more of this. You know why? Because it is none of your damn business.
Marlena: Oh, baby, please don't do this.
Belle: I am not your baby, mom. I'm not a little girl anymore. I'm a woman now. You just have to get used to that.
Austin: Thank you.
Nicole: Yeah, well, we were pretty much through here anyway.
Austin: But there is something you wanted to say to me before I picked up the phone.
Nicole: Look, Austin, we have a really good thing going on here, and if you keep producing work like this, you'll be my right hand.
Austin: I'll do my best.
Nicole: And, uh, thank you for what you said.
Austin: Sure. Hey, no problem. Okay. I'll see you later. Take care.
Sami: You know, Brandon, if you ever want to talk --
Brandon: I donít. Thanks. Now, don't you need to get back to work?
Sami: Yeah, like 15 minutes ago.
Brandon: Yeah, I got to make a call. See you around?
Sami: You're going to call Jennifer, aren't you?
Brandon: You know me well.
Sami: Yeah. Yeah, I do.
Brandon: I'll see you.
Sami: And you are making a big mistake, Brandon.
Jennifer: Jack, will you wait? Please. It is really upsetting to me that you are choosing to be mad. I mean, you're acting like this is the end of everything, when for me; I am just looking for a beginning.
Jack: So am I. So if I take my broken heart to Greta, who always manages to make me feel better, who actually puts my needs ahead of hers from time to time, I hope you'll be as understanding of that as you claim Iím not.
Jennifer: What do you want me to say?
Jack: I want you to say that you love me. I'll settle for you saying that you won't go out with Brandon Walker.
Jennifer: Hello? Oh, uh, hi, Brandon.
Nicole: That bastard. What did you do to her? Oh, God, Jan. I hope you tell me 'cause you really need someone to help you.
Woman: It's okay! Calm down!
Jan: It's not okay! You promised this would stay between you and me! You said you wouldn't make me tell anyone else.
Woman: I'm not going to make you do anything, whether or not you follow my suggestions.
Jan: I can't, and I won't. I can't do this. But you promised you wouldn't tell anyone, so donít. Please just don't tell anyone.
Belle: Shawn. I am so glad I got you. Yes, I am upset. I need to see you right now.
Greta: Can I ask you guys one more favor?
Greta: We would not be having this conversation if you weren't from out of town. Jack is already so uptight about people finding out that he's gay. He would kill me if anyone from Salem found out.
Harold: No problem. So you're saying it's a go.
Greta: Okay, let's give it a shot.
Greta: No, wait, wait. Now, look, I have never set up a guy and a girl, much less a guy and a guy, so Iím going to need your help. You're going to have to tell me what to do.
Ivan: You don't have to worry about a thing.
Jennifer: Uh, I didn't expect you to call so soon.
Brandon: Well, I checked my schedule, and the first day that Iím free is...
Jennifer: Oh, uh, actually, that's perfect. Abby has a sleepover that night. 7:00. Yes, that's great.
Brandon: I'm really looking forward to this, Jennifer.
Jennifer: Yeah, me too. Take care.
Brandon: I'll talk to you soon.
Jennifer: Why am I letting him do this to me? You are doing the right thing, Jennifer, you are.
Jack: Jennifer said it was working. She was jealous. And she wants me to give up now? I am dating not for me, but for us, Jennifer Rose. I got to fight fire with a volcano. And my new flame? Greta.