Jack: If I tell Greta that I'm not gay, then all these months of not telling will have been a big waste. Plus, she thinks I'm a man of honor. I hate to disillusion her. Oh, who am I kidding? It's been nothing but lies, lies, and more lies since the first moment I broke the news of my gayness to her. But I did it to protect her womanly pride. Isnít that a mitigating circumstance? Oh, it feels like I'm on trial here or something. If I could just make sure that Greta doesnít find out until after we go to Vegas and she helps me nail down that job with Oliver Wentworth. Oh, when Wentworth sees her pulchritude, his eyes are going to pop out. He's going to need oxygen. And he'll be so blown away by my obvious attractiveness to hot women that I'll get that job for sure.
Jack's Voice: You're one handsome devil, Jack Deveraux -- emphasis on the devil.
Jack: Wait -- wait a minute. Who are you? You're me... only -- only not me.
Jack's Voice: That's so like you, to pretend we've never met. Granted, I'm usually just a voice in your head, but desperate circumstances call for desperate measures. I'm you, Jack -- only honest, better dressed, and smarter.
Jack: I'm smart.
Jack's Voice: Oh, really? Then tell me why I'm paying you this visit.
Jack: I'm -- I'm obviously hallucinating. This is -- the milk is past the sale date. I-I -- no. Ahem. You're not really here.
Jack's Voice: Oh, I'm here, all right.
Jack: Why? What have I done? [Imitating jimmy Stewart] Oh. Oh, oh, oh, oh. Tell me, am I, uh... a-are you Clarence, and I'm like, uh, Jimmy Stewart? Uh, uh, are you trying to get your wings or something?
Jack's Voice: I'm not here to save you, Jack. I'm here to stop you from mistreating Greta.
Jack's Voice: Tell her the truth. Tell Greta that you're not gay.
Jack: If I tell Greta the truth, I could lose everything.
Greta: The truth about what, Jack?
Jack: Aah! Donít sneak up on me like that.
Greta: Look, I'm sorry to interrupt you, but I thought I heard you say if you tell me the truth, you could lose everything. The truth about what?
Brandon: Okay. Good job.
Jennifer: All right.
Brandon: Ladies first.
Jennifer: Oh, my goodness. You really want to see me in pain, donít you?
Man: Hey, before you, Blondie. I've been waiting for this one.
Jennifer: Ha ha ha ha. That's good. I'll take a rest. Thank you.
Jennifer: Cheers. So, uh... about what you said before... you know, you were talking about our next date, and you were saying that it should maybe be a late night one.
Jennifer: Did you mean -- I mean... what did you mean exactly?
Brandon: What would you want me to mean?
Jennifer: Oh, the mysterious Brandon Walker. You like to keep me guessing, donít you?
Brandon: Do you like it?
Jennifer: And now you're answering my questions with a question, and I still donít know what you meant.
Man: He meant he wants to sleep with you, Blondie. Hey, machine's all yours. Hope you get lucky.
Jennifer: What a jerk.
Brandon: Yeah. But, uh... now that he said what's on your mind, why donít you ask me if it's true? I promise I wonít answer with a question.
Jane: That's enough for now.
Kate: Oh, no, no, no, no. No. He can do much better.
Jane: I stopped him because he was in pain.
Kate: I see.
Kate: You know, the greatest pain my son ever felt was when he was separated from his little boy. Why donít you let this inspire you?
Austin: Everything okay?
Nicole: I just saw Sami. She's in Victor's office right now.
Austin: She is?
Nicole: Mm-hmm, and whatever she's up to, I'm sure it means trouble.
Victor: If it isnít about money, then what the hell is it about?
Sami: Sunshine, beautiful beaches, leis, luaus, hulas, palm trees -- I'm going to need your answer in the form of a question.
Victor: What is Hawaii?
Sami: Wow, you really are a whiz. Everyone always said so, but, man, you really nailed that one.
Victor: What do you want?
Sami: I want Austin transferred to the Titan offices in Hawaii. I want it done ASAP, and you're going to make it happen.
Victor: Ha. Ha ha. Excellent, Sami. That was very entertaining. Please go on. I canít wait to hear why you're so anxious to get your fiancť out of Salem.
Sami: Well, I'm really glad that you're amused, Victor. The reason I want Austin out of Salem is the same reason you wonít marry your son's mother -- because Kate is a lying, murdering bitch, and nothing would make her happier than to ruin my life. Well, I'll be damned if I let that happen.
Victor: And I'm sure she'd say the same thing about you in equally colorful language.
Sami: But I'm not just talking, Victor. No matter how much money Kate makes, no matter how expensive her jewelry is, her whole life boils down to a couple of pretty skanky photographs. I want your opinion, Victor, as her ex-husband -- do you think Kate was a good hooker? I mean, she certainly seemed creative.
Victor: Get out of my office.
Sami: I knew you'd say something stupid like that.
Victor: Who are you calling?
Sami: Hey, Philip. It's Sami Brady calling. You know, I have a question for you. Have you ever wondered why you're such a star on the playing field? Well, I came across some interesting data about your mom's glory days. Man, I've put together a package and I sent it over to you. She had it all, didnít she? Stamina, flexibility -- man, she always went for the gold, didnít she? Oh, no, no, no. This package is going to clear up any confusion that you might have. But if it doesnít, you can give me a call and we'll get together. I'll explain it to you in person.
[Knock on door]
Kate: Jane, could you watch him? You are doing beautifully.
Roman: Hello, Kate.
Kate: Roman. Well, how nice of you to pay us a visit.
Roman: Well, I was in the neighborhood. I thought I'd drop by to see how Lucas is doing.
Kate: Well, as you can see, my son is continuing his miraculous recovery.
Roman: That is great.
Kate: I hope you donít mind, but Lucas is sensitive about anyone seeing him in a weakened condition.
Roman: You're a good mom, Kate.
Kate: Oh, I donít think you could have said anything that would make me feel happier. Thank you. Did I say something wrong?
Roman: No, no. It's not what you said, it's what you did. That's the second time you've hugged me in a week, Kate.
Kate: Well, I'm flattered that you're counting. But does it upset you?
Roman: No, no, no. It doesnít upset me. I was just wondering why, that's all. Using understatement, we havenít exactly been that close.
Kate: I guess I'm just an affectionate person. I've always thought of you as a physical man. Is it really a problem that I'm showing my appreciation for your support?
Roman: My support. You are as slick as they come, Kate Roberts.
Sami: No, Philip, I definitely think you'll be able to figure things out about your mom's past once you look at the package that I've sent you, but if you have any questions, give me a call and --
Sami: Too late.
Victor: You listen to me, you sick little fool. If you want your son to grow up with any mother at all, you better get to that package before Philip does. Do you hear me?
Sami: Hit redial, Victor.
Sami: Hi, this is Sami Brady. Will and I canít get to the phone right now, so --
Victor: Damn you.
Sami: Donít pout, Victor. You know that I'm smart, and you know that I donít make false threats. This was just a rehearsal for the performance that I am just dying to give. I have Philip's number, and I have plenty of copies of these hot photos. Hot -- why, they're positively scorching, so if you donít transfer Austin to Titan Hawaii, you can bet that Philip is going to feel the heat from these x-rated photos. And you wouldnít want to hurt him like that, would you?
Victor: I'm not the one doing the blackmailing.
Sami: Bull, Victor. He's your son, and if you donít want to see him get hurt, then you only have one option. You either do what I want or you ruin Philip's entire life. Your choice. And he's already had kind of a sucky year, hasnít he? I mean, that girlfriend that he had, she dumped him, right? And even if that wasnít bad enough, you and Kate permanently separated, though I will say that was a really smart call on your part, but... I mean, she's his mom, and -- and little Philip wuvs her. So just imagine how it'll mess with his head if he sees Kate in all these compromising positions. I mean, he'll never be able to have another relationship again. He'll never be able to trust a woman again after he sees all these.
Victor: Tell me something, Sami -- what makes you so sure that Kate is out to ruin you and Austin?
Sami: It wasnít mental telepathy on my part, Victor. She told me so. She told me that she wants to take Austin and Will away from me, and, I mean, that's why she moved her scuzzy invalid son to live down the hall from me. Well, Lucas's coma must be catching if she thinks I'm going to sit back and let her get away with it. So I did the one thing she didnít count on. I went to the one person who hates her almost as much, if not more, than I do. I think it's a kind of beautiful justice that you're the man who's going to help me get back at Kate.
Victor: Well, I can certainly see why the idea would appeal to you. But you're out of luck, Sami. That's not going to happen. I have no intention of helping you. On the contrary, I think I'm going to help Kate. So you see, you are going to lose Will and Austin. Together, Kate and I are going to destroy you.
Jennifer: Can I be honest with you, Brandon?
Brandon: You always are.
Jennifer: Yeah, and I like that. I like that I donít have to think about playing games all the time. I'm just, uh... I'm not ready for any late night action. I mean, I'm sure that I will be in time, but I donít know when that's going to be. And my gosh, I feel like I've just been a tease, and that's so wrong.
Brandon: Oh, Jennifer, I was teasing you. I'm flirting. The last thing I want to do is put any kind of pressure on you.
Jennifer: Oh, and I wasnít implying that you were. I mean, you have been nothing but a gentleman, Brandon.
Brandon: Relax. I mean, the whole idea behind this workout date was to take the pressure off both of us. You know, work out a little, sweat, have fun. Come on.
Jennifer: All right. Wow, I'm really embarrassed. I mean, here I am, assuming that you just want to --
Brandon: Donít get me wrong. I'm very attracted to you. I mean, if you were ready, I'd be a very happy guy, but if we're never more than just friends -- good friends -- I'm okay with that.
Jennifer: And you are a really good friend, and you are really smart and really sensitive and -- and you're not very bad looking, and that's really an understatement. And there's something else that you are -- you're very patient, and I am so not used to that. You know, Jack is Mr. Instant Gratification. If he doesnít get what he wants when he wants it, then he just goes off the deep end, you know?
Brandon: What's going on with you and Jack, anyway?
Jennifer: Uh, well, let's see. Nothing. Nothing is going on.
Brandon: I get mixed signals from you, Jennifer. I mean, you want to go out and have fun, but you're still caught up in Jack's game.
Jennifer: Well, it's not like I can get away from him. You know, we're living in the same house.
Brandon: I mean, whether you're conscious of it or not, you're still pulled towards Jack. That's why you're not ready to get more serious about me. Jack's holding you back.
Jack: What did I mean? I-I never know what I mean. I'm a creature of impulse. Thought flits through my brain, and then the words fly out of my mouth before I'm even aware that I've spoken.
Jack's Voice: Greta trusts you, Jack. How can you live with yourself knowing that you're betraying her?
Jack: Easy for you to say.
Greta: I beg your pardon?
Jack: Oh, sorry. Pardon -- I wasnít speaking to you.
Greta: Are you okay, Jack?
Jack's Voice: She has a right to know the truth, Jack. Why donít you take a chance? Maybe this time, the truth will set you free.
Jack: No way.
Greta: But -- fine. Donít tell me.
Jack: No, no, Greta, please, please --
Greta: Never mind. I came down here to tell you that I was going to find another place to live, and not a moment too soon. I mean, I-I need to get out of here before I lose Jennifer as a friend, too.
Jack: What do you mean?
Greta: Oh, come on, Jack. Open your eyes. I mean, how can I be friends with a man who canít even be honest about the deepest, most important part of his life?
Jack: Um... Greta, there's something I've been meaning to discuss with you, something I've never shared with another living soul.
Greta: Oh, great. Just what I need. Another one of your secrets.
Jack: I-I think this one will interest you. Greta, it's about my sex life.
Kate: I'm simply trying to be friends.
Roman: Kate, that I get, all right? That I get, but what I donít get is why.
Kate: Um... all I can say is that I guess it's all the... losses I've suffered this year. They've changed me. I donít know. They've, um... I guess they've softened me. They've made me realize what -- what matters in life, what doesnít. Children matter. That's why I brought my son home, and I just hope that someday Sami will understand that she and I can begin to be family in more than just words.
Roman: And that's a goal of yours, is it?
Kate: Roman, I'm going to be her mother-in-law. She's the mother of my grandchild. I mean, her mother -- her mother is one of my dearest friends. In fact, it was Marlena's example that inspired me to fight for my son. When they told me that he might, uh... never speak, that he might never know me, I refused to believe it, but, uh... deep down, I was terrified. And when that little boy that we all love, when Will came to visit his father and he hugged him, he brought him back to the living, and I felt all the bitterness just go out of my life, and I knew my life would never be filled with hatred again. I was filled with joy. That's why I hugged you... because I was joyful and thankful for all my blessings. Well, I donít really expect you to believe that. I mean, given my history with Sami, I know it's very difficult to understand that kind of change in me.
Sami: There is nothing you can do to take Austin away from me. He loves me too much. And I'll die before I let will go.
Victor: Well, as long as I donít have to clean up the blood.
Sami: You know, Victor, I'm not taking you seriously right now.
Victor: Are you sure, Sami? You look a little flushed. I could swear your blood pressure was going right through the roof.
Sami: My blood pressure doesnít even go up when I want to kill your ex-wife. By the way, that is how I know that you're bluffing.
Sami: It's a no-brainer, Victor. You'd walk through fire to protect Philip, you'd snuff out my life in a heartbeat, but get back together with the woman who tried to have you killed in Europe? There is no way you'd crawl back into that cesspool, not even to wipe the smile off my face.
Victor: You are the most amoral, appalling, manipulative, unscrupulous person --
Sami: Are you flirting with me, Victor? I've heard you like them young and blond these days.
Victor: You always go too far, donít you, Sami?
Sami: I know, I'm exasperating, but that's what makes me irresistible.
Victor: Get out of my office.
Sami: No problem. I've said what I came here to say, and I think we've had fun together. Well, at least I have, but I wonít be smiling in 24 hours, because that's how long you have to tell Austin that you're transferring him to Hawaii. If you donít, well, then, I'm going to have to show Philip these photos of his mother, and you'll have to spend your old age cleaning up the damage.
Austin: How could you know why Sami's here? What, Victor told you something or what?
Nicole: No, I donít know what the reason for their meeting is. That's not what I meant. The details are irrelevant, Austin. This is Sami we're talking about, okay? She doesnít care what you want. She's doing what she wants.
Austin: Donít trash Sami to me. I already told you that.
Nicole: All right, but I'm just trying to get it through your head, Austin. Open your eyes before it is too late.
Austin: That's it. I'll be in my office if you need me.
Nicole: Austin, wait, okay? Wait. Just... I am the last person who should be giving advice on relationships. I know my track record isnít exactly glowing. But we have been working together for a while now, and -- oh, hell, Austin, all right, I do think of you as a friend now, okay? And I canít stand to watch while a friend throws his whole future overboard.
Austin: I donít want to hear this.
Nicole: No, Austin, donít marry her. Donít marry Sami.
Victor: Tell Nicole I want to see her.
Marie: She's in a meeting, Mr. Kiriakis, in her office. She asked not to be disturbed. Excuse me.
Austin: Nicole, I've considered you a friend, too, for quite some time, but there's one thing you just donít understand. Sami and I -- we love each other, you know? And we talk these things through.
Nicole: Talk is cheap, at least to Sami. All she does is yak, yak, yak until she wears you down and you give in. Am I right? Austin, you -- you deserve so much better. And you are a dream come true to some woman out there who's looking for an honest, sweet, sexy guy -- someone to spend her whole life with.
Jennifer: You know what, Brandon? Jack is not holding me back.
Brandon: I'm not blaming you, Jennifer. I'm just saying you're living together. It's only natural for you two to get caught up in each other's lives.
Jennifer: Yeah, well, I have a feeling that's about to change.
Brandon: You moving out?
Jennifer: I'm not really sure how it's going to work, but you're right. We canít keep going on the way we've been. Not after Jack's latest stunt. You know, it is so outrageous, I canít even believe Jack thought that he would get away with it. Although Greta bought his story.
Brandon: What story?
Jennifer: Jack told Greta that he was gay, and that's why he hasnít made a move on her, because he is not interested in women. Can you believe that?
Brandon: How do you know it's not true?
Greta: So, uh, what do you want to confess to me now, Jack?
Jack: In the life of a marriage, sex is only a part of the equation. Granted, it's a very exciting part, especially in the beginning. It definitely was for Jennifer and me. We -- we feel in love, had a magical honeymoon Ė
Greta: Jack, you're gay. How --
Jack: Attraction crosses all boundaries. Jennifer and I are born soul mates, fated to meet and fall in love. And the sex was va-va-va-voom! But it wasnít the sex that was the most amazing part. It was... the quality of each day transformed by being with Jennifer -- waking, sleeping, eating. I was doing it for the first time because... I was doing it with her.
Greta: Jack, that's -- that's beautiful.
Jack: Donít pin any medals on me. I'm still a comparative caveman, but -- once Abigail came along, there was a glow to everything, like a soft focus of some commercial with the flowers waving in the breeze and the laundry flapping on the line and the adorable family sitting on the blanket having the time of their lives, a picnic in their own backyard. It was the time of my life. Greta, I was too... stupid to realize that, except in some inarticulate, dim male sort of way. But now I know that -- that love and the bonds that it creates are really all that matters.
Jack's Voice: Well, you actually did figure it out. I didnít think you had it in you.
Greta: Who are you? What have you done with Jack Deveraux?
Austin: Thank you for caring about me.
Nicole: You used to make me nuts.
Austin: Oh, yeah. "Hey, Mr. Preacher Man."
Nicole: Ha ha ha. You were insufferable. I just didnít want to admit how right you were about things.
Austin: Yeah, well, we're friends now. That's good. I like it.
Nicole: Me too. So, friend, are you going to listen to me or not? Austin, if you marry Sami, you will be making a huge mistake. She is too selfish to ever put anyone else first.
Austin: You donít know her the way I do.
Nicole: You donít know her the way I do. Austin, you need a woman who is caring and sensitive, not because she wants something, but because she just is, like you. You're a really nice guy, and you deserve a really nice woman.
Victor: Tell Nicole to cut her meeting short. I need her in my office right now.
Roman: Look, Kate, I got to get going. I hope Lucas keeps improving.
Kate: Roman, wait --
Roman: I canít stand around and talk all day, Kate. I got a job to get to.
Kate: I just love how responsible you are. But listen, I do want to say that I'm sorry. I didnít mean to bring up Marlena. I didnít mean to be hurtful that way.
Roman: Why would it hurt?
Kate: Well, I know it canít be easy living in the same city as your ex-wife. I mean, that's difficult. You're running into her -- I mean, and John Black. I know that doesnít thrill you. He's the man who stole your wife away.
Roman: Look, Kate, I hate admitting this, but you canít steal someone who wants to go. There just came a time where Marlena wanted to be with John and not me. She left because she wanted to. I usually donít tell people that. As a matter of fact, I have never admitted that to anybody. Why in the hell am I telling you?
Kate: I'm the kind of woman men tell their secrets to.
Roman: Is that a fact?
Kate: Yes. Yes, it is. It's also a fact that you're in a vulnerable place right now. You have mourned the death of your marriage, and you're thinking about what comes next, and you're wondering if I could help you. Yes, I can, and I'd like to, Roman.
Roman: Are you hitting on me, Kate?
Sami: Damn Victor. I thought I had him, and then he pulls this move out of left field. Well, maybe he's just not used to being one-upped by a woman, and he'll cave as soon as he realizes what this would do to Philip. Man, if Philip laid his teenage eyes on these photos. Hi, Austin.
Austin: What are you doing here?
Sami: Austin, is that any way to greet your fiancť?
Austin: No, no, donít pretend like you didnít know I'd be mad. We talked about this many times. I donít want you coming to my work and mixing it up with Victor or Nicole or anybody!
Sami: Have you been taking lessons from Kate? You're almost as good as she is at abusing me.
Austin: No, leave my mother out of this. This is between you and me. This is about respecting each other, Sami.
Sami: No, this is about you attacking me right now. And now that Kate is living down the hall, it's going to be easier for her to put her plan into action.
Austin: Will you stop, okay? The only plan my mother has is to help Lucas get back in shape again. That's it!
Sami: How can you not see it? She wants to get you on her side, which she's already done. And then secondly, she's going to break us up. And her big finale is to take Will away from me. Well, I'm not going to let that happen. As of today, her plan is dead in the water.
Austin: What is that supposed to mean? All right, Sami, what have you done?
Nicole: You wanted me, boss?
Victor: I asked you here on business, Nicole.
Nicole: What else is there?
Victor: How are things progressing with the Permalash Account?
Nicole: Not to worry. Austin's on top of it. He has the golden touch. All his clients respond to him.
Victor: Is that your objective assessment of him as his boss, that everything he touches turns to gold?
Nicole: Well, I donít know about gold, but Austin certainly is the most hardworking person on staff, and the most inspiring.
Victor: Well, that's very high praise. Who would have thought that Austin Reed would be such a hot prospect?
Victor: Yes, well, you know, I like to move people up through the ranks here at Titan. Sort of the way I did you. Maybe it's time for Austin to spread his wings, get his own division. Would you miss having him under your supervision?
Nicole: Well, I would miss his input.
Victor: Yes, I'm sure you would.
Nicole: Victor, you arenít by chance jealous of Austin, are you?
Victor: Is there some reason that I should be?
Nicole: Yes, actually. There is every reason for you to be very
Jennifer: I still canít believe that people think -- I mean, first Greta, now you? If Jack were gay, I would know. We were married.
Brandon: Gay people get married to straights all the time. It's easy to get confused when it comes to this stuff.
Jennifer: Why do I feel like you're going to tell me some story here?
Brandon: When I was in college, Jennifer, I had this friend. He was on the football team. The last guy anybody would ever think was gay, right? After we graduated, we went out one night, had a few beers. He came out to me.
Jennifer: Okay, and I'm sure that was a weird experience for you, but obviously you didnít know your friend as well as you thought you did. But it's not exactly a parallel with an intimate marriage of many years.
Brandon: Jennifer, I'm not saying this to upset you, but my football player friend, he had to beat the cheerleaders off of him. He dated a bunch of them. And by the way that they called him and followed him around, called him all hours of the night, I know they didnít have a clue. The way they explained it in psych class is some people figure out they're different that way when they're kids. Other people donít get clued in to their orientation until later on in life. Jack may be one of those late bloomers.
Greta: I have never heard a man speak so eloquently about love. I mean, or a woman, either, for that matter. That was really beautiful. It was sensitive.
Jack: Okay, okay, enough gushing. You're embarrassing me.
Greta: No, you know what? You should be proud of being in touch with your feelings like that.
Jack: Okay, as long as you donít expect me to be sensitive all the time, 'cause -- uh-oh, uh-oh, I'm getting a sudden urge to gnaw on a steak bone. Ha ha ha ha. See? I guess the sensitivity's wearing off.
Jack: Oh. Ha ha. Whew. Hello. Deveraux here.
Oliver: Jack, Oliver.
Jack: Oliver. You wouldnít be calling to offer me that job, would you, good old Oliver, old pal, old buddy?
Oliver: I've set up that big meeting in Vegas for you, Jacko. You and your red-hot mama show up, do the meet-and-greet, blow them away, and the job is yours.
Jack: Oh. Is that all?
Greta: [Thinking] Who are you really, Jack Deveraux?
Jack: That was Oliver.
Greta: Your potential savior.
Jack: Well, he certainly has the power to save me from the mortifying state of unemployment. And he's certainly looking forward to meeting you, Greta.
Greta: Jack, that aria that just poured out of you, I -- I mean, I probably shouldnít tell you this, because you'll take my advice and I'll end up brokenhearted, but, wow, if you could just tell Jennifer what you told me, she will be begging you to marry her again, sex or no sex.
Jack: No, no, no. I-I couldnít do that. I couldnít open up to her that way. Jennifer would just -- she'd shoot me down -- bang, bang, bang. She's not as tolerant as you are, Greta.
Greta: Tolerant? I-I -- I'm just flattered that you trust me to talk to me like that.
Jack: If someone laid all this on me, I'd run screaming into the night.
Greta: You would?
Greta: You know, sometimes I think that I know you better than anybody else does, and then other times you are the most mysterious man I've ever met. You know, whoever you are, Jack Deveraux, I'm just glad I have you in my life.
Jennifer: Look, Brandon, whatever happened with your football friend and all of the cheerleaders that he fooled, it has nothing to do with Jack. Okay, Jack is many things, most of them highly annoying and aggravating, and not to mention all the lying he does to everyone all the time, but he's not gay. You'll have to trust me on this one.
Brandon: Okay, Jennifer, have it your way. Jack's not gay. What about your feelings for him? Are they the same?
Jennifer: The same how?
Brandon: Do you still have a thing for him?
Jennifer: Why do I have to keep answering this question? Jack and I are divorced.
Brandon: There's no law against getting married again.
Jennifer: Yeah, but then that would be moving backwards, and I want to move forwards with my life, Brandon.
Brandon: Yeah? Is that why you always set a curfew with me whenever you go out, because you want to move on? Jack's still not out of your system, Jennifer.
Jennifer: You know what, Brandon? You are wrong. I just need to prove to Greta that Jack is a liar, and then I will be done with him.
Kate: If your inquiry means you'd like to take me out to dinner, I would love it. But, um, I'm not looking for an involvement. I'm looking for a friend. And I think you are, too. Maybe we can, um, help each other. I'll leave it up to you to decide. You know where to find me.
Roman: What are you up to, Kate?
Sami: Austin, do you love me?
Austin: Ha ha ha ha. I mean, is it that bad? I mean, whatever you've done? I mean, that you're afraid to tell me?
Sami: Just answer the question. Do you love me or not?
Austin: Yeah, yeah, you know I do, but what does that have to do with you being here?
Sami: Everything. I came here to ask Victor to transfer you to Hawaii.
Victor: So there has been something going on between you and Austin.
Nicole: You know me, Victor. What do you think? Working long hours alone with a handsome young man. Hmm. I never was very good at resisting a smooth move. Not that it's gone that far... yet. We're still in the titillating stage -- you know, hands accidentally touching while reaching for the same folder, leaning over while reading a report. It's slow-building, but the fire's growing. I know, I know. Austin is engaged, and he is an honorable guy. But since his fiancť is such a witch, it's only a matter of time before he comes to me for comfort. And I'll be ready. Ooh, will I ever.
Victor: That's enough, damn it.
Nicole: [Laughs] Ah!
Victor: So it's not true?
Nicole: Serves you right if it was. You know, you donít own me, Victor. You never did. However, you had access to me. I'm sure you miss that.
Victor: I miss you very much, Nicole.
Nicole: Yeah, well, you threw me out of your bed. Now live with it.
Victor: Well, not forever. Philip's going off to college.
Nicole: Well, good for him.
Victor: Look, I never meant for our relationship to end, Nicole.
Nicole: No. No, you just expected me to come running every time you snapped your fingers. Well, you can forget it, Victor, because I am not interested in being a whore for you or any man.
Victor: I have never thought of you that way.
Nicole: Oh, no, you prefer "mistress." It's much more dignified. Well, I can buy my own diamonds, thank you. I donít need you. So enjoy your empty bed. And as for my bed, it's none of your damn business anymore! Oh... and Austin is almost finished with the research. But before he sends it to you, I will go over it with him... privately.
Victor: Well, what do you know? Sami was right. Sending Austin away may be an excellent idea after all.