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Another World Transcript Tuesday 3/22/05

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Michael: Oh, boy, are you a sight for sore eyes!

Donna: Hi. I guess the doorman didnít see you come in.

Michael: Well, I couldn't -- I didnít want to wait. I just took the elevator straight up from the garage. Oh, you look gorgeous. Mmm.

Donna: Hmm. Donít mess me. I have to go out.

Michael: Well, who cares? That's better. I brought you something.

Donna: Oh? What?

Michael: Well, guess.

Donna: If we're going to guess, I'd rather guess at something else.

Michael: Like what?

Donna: Like what little trinket did you bring back for Iris?

Vicky: You'd do that to me? You would tell Jamie that you think Steven belongs to you?

Jake: I donít have to, Vick. You can submit Steven to a paternity test.

Vicky: That's my choice?

Jake: Damn it, donít you want to know the truth?

Vicky: The truth is we made a mistake!

Jake: And I want to find out if Steven happened because of that mistake.

Vicky: I told you he didnít!

Jake: And I told you I donít believe you anymore!

Vicky: Huh. Then that's what this is all about, huh?

Jake: You think I'm just doing this for the hell of it, Vick? I have thought a lot about this. I have gone to see a priest.

Vicky: What priest?

Jake: If Steven is my son, I want to know! I donít have a choice!

Vicky: Yes, you do have a choice! You just refuse to think about it! Now, you can either have that damn paternity test, or you can have Marley. What do you think about that, Jake?

Evan: You think that l should be a little more open?

Amanda: I canít do this. I canít do any of it!

Evan: Amanda, I didnít mean to get you --

Amanda: You didnít! Look, I just canít stand it! I've got to get out of here!

Evan: We will get out of here!

Amanda: I feel like throwing things, like tearing down the wall!

Evan: Amanda, stop it. Calm down, stop it! Now, we will get out of here, but you're going to have to play this game a little bit longer. Do you hear me? Huh?

Amanda: I know.

Evan: Ok.

Amanda: I know!

Evan: Ok, now, the first thing that I want you to do is I want you to start taking care of yourself.

Amanda: I -- I tried to eat that breakfast. I just couldn't swallow it.

Evan: Shh. Come here. Now, you listen to me. Our plan is working. Now, we convinced him that we're lovers, and all we have to do is make him think that all we want to do is run away together. We donít pose a threat to him. You pass yourself off as Julia, honey, and we're home free.

Amanda: Yeah. Free.

Evan: That's what I said -- "free."

Amanda: You donít know that! We might never get out of here. I may never see my baby or Sam again.

Sam: Mitch, you ok?

Mitch: Yeah, I'm ok.

Sam: Ok, how's Felicia?

Mitch: I donít know. Lately, she's been keeping a lot of things inside.

Matt: Have you heard from Amanda yet?

Sam: Nothing yet. The cops told me that all I have to do now is wait.

Mitch: Look, if you need to be home and be by the phone, I understand.

Sam: No --

Mitch: There's nothing you can do here.

Sam: No, Mitch, it's ok. I want to be here for you, I mean, look, as long as I can.

[Reporters yell questions]

Reporter: Mrs. Watts, are you going to testify today?

Frankie: So when does this start anyway?

Sharlene: Soon enough.

Frankie: And where's the lady that did it?

John: Felicia Gallant? She's not here yet.

Frankie: Yeah, I want to get a good look at her.

[Frankie whispers]

[Reporters yell questions]

Frankie: So there's that woman.

Sharlene: Who?

Frankie: The one that was married to Uncle Steve.

Sharlene: Yes, that's Rachel Cory.

Frankie: Yeah, I've heard about her all my life. Looks like they're not here to give much aid and comfort to us Frames.

Nicole: You know, Mac, I donít even know what a hostile witness is.

Mac: Well, as I understand it, it's someone who has facts which will help one side, but they're emotionally predisposed toward the other side.

Nicole: So the prosecutor feels that you know something that can hurt Felicia?

Mac: I'm testifying under duress, believe me.

Rachel: I donít know what you could possibly know that's going to help the prosecution.

Mac: Well, we'll find out. Unfortunately, so will Felicia.

[Reporters yell questions]

Reporter: Is it true?

Second reporter: Please, can we just have one statement?

Felicia: I just donít know why we had to stay in the anteroom so long.

Stacey: Cass didnít want you to have to wait in here until court came to order.

Felicia: Ok.

Stacey: Ok.

Zack: Ok.

Bailiff: All rise. Hear ye, hear ye, the municipal court, the city of Bay City, is now in session, the honorable judge Harrison R. Tinkham presiding.

Judge: Come to order, please. Be seated. This is the case of the people vs. Felicia Gallant. Is counsel ready?

Prosecutor: Yes, your honor.

Cass: Yes, your honor.

Judge: Mr. Winthrop, how does your client plead to the charge before this court?

Cass: Not guilty, your honor.

[Gallery murmurs]

[Judge pounds gavel]

Judge: Prosecution may proceed with her opening argument.

Prosecutor: Thank you, your honor. We are here today because a man is dead. His name was Jason Frame. He's dead because someone fought with him and then shot him at point-blank range with a derringer pistol. The derringer is often referred to as a lady's gun because of its size and shape. And the lady who was found at the scene of this crime with powder burns on her gloves and the derringer in question lying beside her was Felicia Gallant. She testified to investigating officers that Mr. Frame's death was an accident. But the people will prove through testimony and forensic evidence that she was not telling the truth.

Felicia: Why does she keep saying that? I keep telling them over and over.

Cass: Honey, it's ok. We get our shot next.

Prosecutor: We will prove that Felicia Gallant had the means, motive, and opportunity to kill Jason Frame and that she knowingly and with malicious intent ended his life. The charge is murder.

Michael: So you know about the phone call?

Donna: Well, not from you. I never seem to find these little things out from you.

Michael: Look, Iris wouldnít take Macís calls. He asked me to help him. I thought it over. I said yes.

Donna: That's it?

Michael: That's it. Where are you going?

Donna: To court. I'm late already.

Michael: Wait a minute. Why are you going to court?

Donna: Because the prosecutor's office sent me this little piece of paper that said I had to be in court.

Michael: Feliciaís trial?

Donna: Yes. Angela will make you some breakfast if you're hungry.

Michael: Well, wait a minute! I'm not going to let you go until I know that you understand.

Donna: I do understand. I just wanted to hear it from you.

Michael: Well, then, why are you still angry?

Donna: Why -- Michael, Iris went to Europe, and for all we know she was never coming back until you convinced her to come back.

Michael: For Mac!

Donna: Well, we know he went straight to you, donít we? Because you would be such a successful emissary.

Michael: Wait a minute. I only told Mac about Iris and me when he asked me to phone her. I just wanted him to know why I was reluctant to help him.

Donna: You were?

Michael: Yes, Donna. I didnít want you to misunderstand and I certainly didnít want Iris to misconstrue that phone call.

Donna: But you changed your mind.

Michael: Yes.

Donna: Why?

Michael: I looked at Macís face. He was afraid he was going to lose his daughter again.

[Donna sighs]

Michael: Donna, that's something that I can understand, and I know you can. Come on, it was only a phone call.

Donna: Not to Iris, it wasnít.

Michael: What?

Donna: She wasn't back 12 hours; she was down here braying about it, Michael. When's it going to stop?

Michael: It has.

Donna: Has it? Do you still care for her?

Michael: I love you.

Donna: You loved Iris, too.

Michael: Wasn't the same. Honey, it's over. It's over. It's just you and me now.

Donna: Aren't you leaving out just one little detail?

Michael: What detail?

Donna: When were you intending to tell me that you had asked Iris to marry you?

Vicky: I'm a realist, Jake. I've had to be. I thought you were, too.

Jake: I've already thought about Marley.

Vicky: Have you?

Jake: I can make her understand.

Vicky: You're dreaming!

Jake: I can, Vicky.

Vicky: Is it worth it, then? Is it worth it to put her through all that after everything else that's happened to her?

Jake: Oh, right, I'm sorry, I forgot! Marley, after all, is your main concern, right?

Vicky: I want you to know what you're doing! You think you know and have this all planned out, but you donít! If I donít allow this test, you tell Jamie, you will hurt me, you will hurt Jamie, and you will hurt Marley, because she's going to find out! You know she will!

Jake: If I am Stevenís father, I want to know, Vicky, I want to know, and I will have to take that risk, ok?

Vicky: Hmm.

Jake: Damn it!

Vicky: Boy. You and me -- we've come a long way, haven't we?

Jake: What are you talking about, Vick?

Vicky: I thought I was going to die when you fell in love with Marley and left me.

Jake: Vicky --

Vicky: But I got over it --

Jake: This is not the time, all right?

Vicky: And I came back. And you came back, and we had our one stupid night, but we started to become friends again, and that was great, and I could really be happy for you and Marley, because I had Jamie and because I had you back as my best friend.

Jake: So what? You could have been honest with me! Friends do that, too!

Vicky: I was as honest as I know how to be!

Jake: No! As honest as you know how to be, Vicky!

Vicky: How can you do this to me? How can you take away everything I have again?

Cass: Miss Graves is absolutely right about a lot of things. Someone struggled with Jason Frame. That someone did shoot him at close range and left him to die in a hall of mirrors in the middle of a party. But Miss Graves was absolutely wrong about the most important thing. That someone was not Felicia Gallant. She spoke about means, opportunity, motive, and I'm glad she did, because the defense intends to show that there are several people who had the means, opportunity, and motive to murder Jason Frame. There is something else, however, something that Miss Graves failed to mention altogether, and I can see why she didnít want to make a big issue of it, but you as jurors are sworn to keep it in mind. Miss Graves and her colleague bear the burden of proof. That means that they must prove that Felicia Gallant is guilty of murder beyond a reasonable doubt. To find Felicia Gallant guilty of murder, you must find her guilty of murder beyond a reasonable doubt. Jason Frame had many enemies. One of them did murder him. But by the end of this trial, I think you'll be assured beyond a reasonable doubt that the murderer was not Felicia Gallant.

Judge: Call your first witness, Miss Graves.

Miss Graves: Your honor, the people call detective Courtney Walker.

Rachel: Cass was good. He should do well with the jury.

Mac: And with the press. I had to assign a reporter to the trial.

Rachel: It wish it had been Amanda.

Mac: I know.

Rachel: She should be here.

Mac: I know. She will be. She has to be.

Amanda: I had this really crazy dream last night. I was sitting on my sofa folding laundry. Alli was playing on the floor. Sam was painting. That was all there was. And there was a little breeze blowing through the window. I was so happy. And then I woke up.

[Door unlocks]

Evan: Oh, that's a cute outfit.

Dustin: Yes, I was feeling a little depressed, went for a ride. Always cheers me up.

Amanda: Well, we wouldnít want your spirits to lag.

Dustin: You can take that out now. Be sure and shut the door. Good news -- Juliaís father just called. He'll be arriving on Thursday.

Evan: Well, that's great. The sooner, the better, huh?

Dustin: You'll be ready, Amanda? You'll convince him you're his daughter?

Amanda: I'll be ready.

Dustin: You -- you look a little pale.

Amanda: I've been working very hard!

Dustin: Yes, I know, I know, but you've got to take care of yourself.

Evan: Dustin, Amanda and I haven't seen the light of day for quite a while. You wouldnít mind if we went for a walk or something?

Dustin: I donít think that would be a good idea --

Evan: Look, I've played ball with you so far.

Dustin: You've had no choice. Now, why would you want to go for a walk? After all, donít the two of you want to be alone together?

Evan: Yes, we told you that we're going to run away together as soon as all this is over.

Dustin: Oh, so you've said.

Evan: Listen, that still doesn't change the fact that she needs to get some fresh air.

Dustin: I'll think about it. In the meantime, concentrate on Thursday.

Evan: Donít get in my face. Do you hear me?

Dustin: Tallyho.

[Door closes and locks]

Evan: Amanda, you did great. Now, if he lets us out of here, we're going to make a break for it.

Amanda: Yeah.

Evan: Ok?

Amanda: Whatever it takes.

Michael: I will talk to Iris.

Donna: I donít want you to talk to Iris. I want to know why you asked her to marry you.

Michael: Well, I didnít really ask her to marry me.

Donna: Oh, no, you just gave her a ring and you said, "Iris, darling, the third finger on your left hand looks a little chilly, dear. Let me give you a ring."

Michael: You want to calm down just a minute?

Donna: No, I donít want to calm down!

Michael: Look, I wanted her to know that I cared about her.

Donna: How generous of you.

Michael: Donna, I had reached a point in my life where I was willing to settle down, and she was willing to accept me just as I was.

Donna: Good old Iris, she's such a good sport, just ready to settle for a gorgeous, unattached millionaire.

Michael: Wait a minute. I wasn't unattached, not like you mean. There was always you. You are the most beautiful, the most romantic, the most intoxicating, the most infuriating woman I've ever met. And there has never, ever been anyone else for me but you.

Donna: Did Iris know that?

Michael: Yes, she did. She also knew there was no chance for us.

Donna: For who?

Michael: For you and me.

Donna: Then why did you come back?

Michael: Because I wanted to see if I was wrong. I wanted to see if there was a chance. And I gave Iris the ring as a gift the night I left.

Donna: So you gave it to her as a backup just in case I was gone or if I got married or if I were fat or something!

Michael: Donna, stop it. Just stop it. I saw you, one look at you, and it was as if all that time just fell away. It was as if I'd never left. And I have to be grateful to Iris.

Donna: For what?

Michael: She accepted the fact that I loved you and that I needed to resolve my feelings about you. I left her at that airport, and I never saw her or talked to her again.

Donna: Until she came back to Bay City.

Michael: Look, you've got a decision to make.

Donna: I have a decision to make?

Michael: You can either let Iris come between us or you can leave it in the past. It's up to you.

Bailiff: The whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help you God?

Courtney: I do.

Bailiff: State your name, please.

Courtney: Detective Courtney Walker.

Miss Graves: Detective Walker, can you please tell the court what happened the night that Jason Frame was killed.

Courtney: We got a call that a man had been shot at a private party in a rented circus tent.

[Felicia screams]

Miss Graves: What time was that?

Courtney: About 11:00 P.M.

Miss Graves: When you arrived on the scene, what did you find?

Courtney: The decedent, Mr. Frame, was lying among pieces of a broken mirror. He had a bullet wound to his lower left abdominal quadrant. Dr. Jamie Frame had already examined him and pronounced him dead.

Miss Graves: Who else was on the scene?

Courtney: Lots of people. It was a party.

Miss Graves: Had anyone left?

Courtney: Not to my knowledge.

Miss Graves: Did you see the defendant?

Courtney: Yes. She was standing several feet away from the body. She was staring at it.

Miss Graves: Can you describe her state of mind?

Cass: Objection. Miss Walker is a police officer, not a psychologist.

Judge: Sustained.

Miss Graves: What did Miss Gallant say to you when you questioned her?

Courtney: She told me she went to the hall of mirrors to get away from the noise. She saw something that frightened her. She warned whoever it was to stay away. When he didnít, she took a gun out of her purse and fired a shot into one of the mirrors, and then she passed out. Her husband and Mr. Winthrop found her.

Miss Graves: And what happened next?

Courtney: Apparently, someone called us. My partner and I arrived at the scene a short time after and was met at the door by Mr. Winthrop. He said he would take us to the scene himself.

Miss Graves: He was being very protective of Miss Gallant.

Cass: Objection. Calls for a conclusion.

Judge: Sustained.

Miss Graves: What did you say to Mr. Winthrop?

Courtney: I asked him if anyone had touched the murder weapon. He said not. Then I instructed the officer that was with me to bag it for evidence.

Miss Graves: Do you recognize this?

Courtney: Yes. It has my mark on it. It's the derringer pistol we found that night.

Miss Graves: The one that was used to murder Jason Frame?

Cass: Objection, your honor! Murder hasn't been proven!

Judge: Sustained.

Miss Graves: I'll restate the question. Did ballistics tests prove this to be the gun that fired the bullet that killed Jason Frame?

Courtney: Yes.

Miss Graves: Your honor, I request that this gun be entered into evidence as prosecution's exhibit A. Thank you, detective Walker. No further questions.

Judge: Mr. Winthrop?

Cass: Morgan asked if anyone had left. Technically, I can start talking about the strongman.

Stacey: No, no. Give me a chance to produce him first.

Cass: Well, do your damnedest, ok?

Stacey: You got it.

Judge: Mr. Winthrop?

Cass: Yes, your honor. No questions at this time, but we reserve the right to recall the witness.

Judge: You may step down.

Judge: Next witness.

Miss Graves: Your honor, the people call Mackenzie Cory. And I'd like for Mr. Cory to be declared a hostile witness.

Judge: Enter it into the record. Swear Mr. Cory in, please.

Bailiff: Put your right hand on the bible, raise your left hand. Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth so help you God?

Mac: I certainly do.

Miss Graves: State your occupation, Mr. Cory.

Mac: I'm the owner and publisher of Cory Publishing and "Brava" magazine.

Miss Graves: Thank you. Did you authorize the party in honor of Felicia Gallant?

Mac: Oh, my, yes. I was very happy to do that. She's such a wonderful woman, I canít do enough --

Miss Graves: Just answer the question, please.

Mac: Yes.

Miss Graves: You also published her latest novel. Is that correct?

Mac: That and many previous novels. It's been such a long and happy relationship --

Miss Graves: I said just answer the question.

Mac: I was trying to give you the whole truth.

Judge: Mr. Cory, you're instructed to confine your remarks to counsel's questioning.

Mac: Yes, your honor.

Miss Graves: Thank you, your honor. This latest novel, the one that was published right after the party where Jason Frame died -- can you give me its title?

Mac: "The Lady and the Laborer."

Miss Graves: And can you tell the court what the book is about, briefly.

Mac: Briefly? Two lovers meet a tragic end.

Miss Graves: You correct me if I'm wrong, Mr. Cory. Doesn't it concern an adulterous affair between a wealthy woman and the servant with whom she becomes obsessed?

Mac: Well, that's in there, but there's a lot more in there than that. That's just part of the story.

Miss Graves: Is this accurate, Mr. Cory?

Mac: Well, far as it goes, I suppose.

Miss Graves: And wasn't Jason Frame employed as a carpenter in Felicia Gallant's home?

Cass: Objection.

Miss Graves: Withdraw the question. This party that you threw for Miss Gallant was to celebrate her 40th birthday.

Mac: Yes.

Miss Graves: Did she seem to be enjoying herself?

Cass: Objection. Calls for subjective opinion.

Judge: Sustained. Confine your questioning to the facts, Miss Graves.

Miss Graves: All right. There came a point in the party where Miss Gallant was standing on the stage in front of everyone. Is this true?

Mac: Yes.

Miss Graves: And then balloons were released and music began to play in her honor?

Mac: Yes, very, very loudly. It was confusing to everyone. No one knew what was going on.

Miss Graves: What did Miss Gallant do?

Mac: Do? Well, naturally, she left the platform. I mean, all that noise, everybody screaming --

Miss Graves: Did she saunter away or did she seem to be moving quickly?

Mac: You see, the noise was unendurable. Nobody --

Miss Graves: Just answer the question, Mr. Cory.

Mac: Moving quickly.

Miss Graves: Toward the hall of mirrors?

Cass: Objection! Counsel is leading the witness!

Judge: Sustained.

Miss Graves: When did you next see Felicia Gallant?

Mac: In the hall of mirrors.

Miss Graves: Beside the body of Jason Frame?

Mac: Yes.

Miss Graves: And when did you leave the hall of mirrors?

Mac: Shortly after the police arrived.

Miss Graves: During the time that you were there, did you hear the defendant say anything?

Mac: She was extremely dazed. She had no idea of what she was saying.

Judge: Mr. Cory, please just answer the question.

Mac: She said she thought perhaps that she had shot Jason.

Miss Graves: Please, Mr. Cory. To the best of your recollection, what were her exact words?

Mac: Her exact words? Her exact words were "oh, my God! I've shot him! I've shot Jason!" But you can bet, if she did it, it was an accident!

Miss Graves: No further questions, your honor.

Mac: She had no idea whatsoever what she was saying!

Miss Graves: I request that the witness' last remarks be stricken from the record.

Cass: Objection, your honor! Counsel is tailor-making the witness' testimony to suit her own needs!

Judge: Mr. Winthrop, Miss Graves, I want to see the two of you in my chambers now!

[Judge pounds gavel]

Judge: Take a five-minute recess.

Jake: Vicky, I delivered that baby. I held him before you did. If I'm his father, I am not just going to walk away.

Vicky: Ok, fine. What if I allow the test? What if I'm wrong, the doctors are wrong, the sonogram is wrong, and you are right? What are you going to do?

Jake: I haven't thought about that yet

Vicky: Well, you want to tell Steven you're the father, right? You donít just want to keep this a secret, so we tell Jamie, right?

Jake: Yeah, I guess we do.

Vicky: So we tell Jamie and he leaves me.

Jake: You donít know that, Vicky!

Vicky: I donít? Not only will he find out that I slept with you, but he's going to find out that his own baby isnít his and he's not going to stick around!

Jake: I donít care, man! I deserve to know! I deserve to know, Vicky!

Vicky: I'm just asking you to think about this, please! So Jamieís left me and I'm alone with Steven. So what next? You've already decided to tell Marley this happy news, and she's going to understand, right? So what are the two of you going to do? Play auntie and daddy while I'm alone with Steven? I donít think so! I donít think that's what you're thinking!

Jake: Man, you're making this so complicated!

Vicky: Am I?

Jake: You're making it so complicated!

Vicky: You want to take Steven away from me --

Jake: Vicky, I donít know!

Vicky: That's it, isnít it? No, Jake! Steven is my baby. You cannot have him. Do you understand me? You cannot have my baby!

Amanda: What are you doing?

Evan: Dustin gave me some of Juliaís letters to study. Maybe there's something in there I can use against him.

Amanda: Donít you think he would have taken something like that out?

Evan: Well, probably, but maybe he just missed something. Amanda, I can -- I donít -- what's wrong? Your hands are freezing.

Amanda: Well, it's cold in here. I think Dustin turned off the heat.

Evan: Amanda, it's not cold in here. Come on, lie down.

Amanda: What?

Evan: Just lie down. I can look at those on my own.

Amanda: I'm fine, really.

Evan: Look, just do what I tell you, ok? I'm the captain of the ship. All right?

Amanda: Yes, sir.

Evan: Put this right here. Pillow behind your head. There you go, right there, right there.

Andrews: Shouldnít she be working?

Evan: Her name is Amanda. Why donít you try and use it? She was working and now she's resting. Now, why donít you get out of here? You know, Dustin promised us we could go for a walk. Now, Amandaís not been out of this room since you two brought her here.

Andrews: Well, I donít know anything about any promises.

Evan: He really doesn't tell you anything, does he?

Andrews: It doesn't matter.

Evan: You know, Julia said he could as cold as a fish. Did you know that I knew Julia?

Andrews: Look, all I know is Mr. Trent gave me a job when I was down to my last, and he treats me ok. I donít think Mrs. Trent is one to talk about being cold.

Evan: Oh, do you mean because she left him?

Andrews: Yeah, for his best friend.

Evan: Well, that was kind of tacky.

Andrews: Yeah, well, he was waiting for her. I mean, he had champagne and flowers, sent me all over Manhattan looking for one of those big satin hearts for --

Evan: So she left him on Valentineís Day?

Andrews: Look, I got to go.

Evan: No, wait a second. Wait a second!

[Andrews locks door]

Amanda: Well, at least you found out that much.

Evan: Well, I want to find out more. Amanda, lie down, please.

Jake: I donít want to cause any trouble. All I want to do is find out if it's my baby.

Vicky: Ok, and what do you think, we're all going to live happily ever after? You really think Marleyís going to understand? Do you think she wants a baby so badly that she's just going to accept what we did? That's how you plan to put it to her, isnít it? She stays with you, and then the two of you have Steven.

Jake: Damn it, Vicky, I haven't planned anything.

Vicky: Even if -- even if she accepts it and this all works out, how do you think she's going to feel knowing that you and I made a baby, watching our baby grow up? I hope to God this baby is Jamieís, not only for me and my happiness, but for you and my sister. If this baby is yours and Marley finds out, I donít know for sure that you will lose her, but I do know as well as I know myself that it will destroy her, and you will have nothing, even less than you have right now.

Jake: Ok. Forget it. Forget it, all right?

Vicky: You are doing the right thing, Jake.

Jake: Well, I hope so, Vicky. For everybody's sake, I hope so.

Jamie: Hello.

Vicky: Uh -- we're in the sunroom, Jamie.

Jamie: Hi.

Vicky: Hi.

Jamie: I dropped by and picked up the birth announcements.

Vicky: Oh.

Jamie: Oh, hi, Jake. Mmm.

Vicky: I didnít think I was going to see you so soon. Did you leave the trial?

Jamie: You know, I just couldn't stop thinking about you and Steven, and I just had to come home. Sharlene said she'd be fine without me.

Vicky: Oh, great. Jake just stopped by.

Jake: It's ok. I'm leaving now.

[Door slams]

Jamie: He's upset about something.

Vicky: Ah, no, he isnít. No.

Jamie: And so are you. What happened?

Cass: Mr. Cory, how long have you known Felicia Gallant?

Mac: Over five years now since she first came to Bay City.

Cass: And how would you characterize your relationship?

Mac: Well, it was certainly much more than a business association. I consider Felicia one of my dearest friends.

Cass: In all the years you've been close to her, would you say that you've ever seen her act in an irrational or violent manner?

Mac: No, never.

Cass: You've seen her in a variety of situations. Is that correct?

Mac: I certainly have.

Cass: Have you ever seen her under any circumstances harm another human being?

Mac: Oh, no. Felicia would never do that.

Cass: Thank you, Mr. Cory. No further questions, your honor.

Judge: You may step down, Mr. Cory. Call your next witness, Miss Graves.

Miss Graves: Your honor, the prosecution calls Donna Love Hudson.

Nicole: Michael, do you know why Donna was called to testify?

Michael: I wish I didnít.

Bailiff: Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God?

Donna: I certainly do.

Bailiff: State your name, please.

Donna: Donna Love Hudson.

Judge: Be seated.

Miss Graves: Mrs. Hudson, you were a guest at the birthday party given in honor of Felicia Gallant.

Donna: Yes, I --

Miss Graves: Is that true?

Donna: Yes.

Miss Graves: Yes. During the evening before the shooting occurred, did you have occasion to bump into Miss Gallant?

Donna: Yes, I did, literally.

Miss Graves: And what happened?

Donna: The contents of her purse spilled all over the floor.

Miss Graves: What was Miss Gallant's reaction to this?

Donna: When I tried to help her pick it up, she practically screamed at me not to.

Miss Graves: And did you see the contents of her purse?

Donna: Yes, I did.

Miss Graves: Was there something there that surprised you?

Donna: Yes.

Miss Graves: Would you tell the jury what that was.

Donna: It was a gun.

[Gallery murmurs]

Cass: Why didnít you tell me that she saw the gun?

Felicia: I donít know. I -- I forgot.

Miss Graves: This gun?

Donna: I donít own a gun. I donít have any reason to have one, and I donít know very much about guns.

Judge: Answer the question, Mrs. Hudson.

Donna: Yes, that is the derringer that I saw.

Miss Graves: Thank you, Mrs. Hudson. Your witness.

Cass: How long have you known Felicia Gallant?

Donna: Several years.

Cass: And how would you characterize that relationship?

Donna: It's had its ups and downs.

Cass: Do you have any children, Mrs. Hudson?

Miss Graves: Objection -- irrelevant.

Cass: I intend to relate it, your honor.

Miss Graves: Counsel is venturing into areas that were not covered in direct questioning.

Cass: If you will allow me to continue for just a few minutes, your honor, you'll see that that's not true.

Judge: I'd better. I'm going to overrule you, Miss Graves. You are instructed to answer the question, Mrs. Hudson.

Donna: Yes, I have three children.

Cass: And didnít one of those children, your daughter Victoria, become pregnant by a man who at the time was engaged to be married --

Miss Graves: Objection. This is truly irrelevant.

Cass: To the niece of Felicia Gallant? Your honor, Mrs. Hudson was asked for an objective identification. I'm saying that her feelings about my client may not make that possible.

Judge: Proceed with your line of questioning, Mr. Winthrop.

Cass: I'll be glad to restate the question if you like, Mrs. Hudson.

Donna: No. Victoria did become pregnant and she's very happily married now and she has a lovely baby.

Cass: Well, that's very nice, but wasn't there a time when you didnít think that would happen?

Donna: I suppose so.

Cass: And isnít one of the reasons because Felicia supported her niece against you and the claims of your daughter?

Donna: No, I object to this line of questioning.

Cass: Isnít that why you were so eager to make a positive identification of that gun?

Jamie: Stevenís fine.

Vicky: Oh, really? I could have sworn I heard him crying. You know, I love these -- "Dr. and Mrs. Jamie Frame joyfully announce the birth of their son, Steven Michael." Did you think of these words?

Jamie: Did something happen with you and Jake?

Vicky: No. He's just got a lot on his mind. Would you come here? Come on. Tell me about the trial, ok? Come on.

Jamie: The trial, the trial. The prosecution called on Mac.

Vicky: The prosecution?

Jamie: Yeah. They made him admit that he had heard Felicia say she shot Jason.

Vicky: And you were sitting with the Frames. Oh, honey. No wonder you wanted to come home.

Jamie: You're not leveling with me about Jake.

Vicky: Ok. I -- I had to tell Jake that I -- I think he's spending too much time over here and I thought it would be better for all of us if he and Marley just stay away a while.

Jamie: Well, why didnít you just tell me that then?

Vicky: Oh, because it wasn't a great scene.

Jamie: I'm sorry to hear that. Come here. I'm so glad that I came home.

Vicky: Hmm. I want to be with you and Steven forever and ever and ever, just the three of us.

Evan: Wham.

Amanda: What?

Evan: See, I knew Dustin never worked, right? Well, now I found out where he got the money he's been playing with.

Amanda: The money?

Evan: Listen to this.

[Echoing] I canít believe that he overlooked this. It says right here, Julia signed a power of attorney so that Dustin could co-sign her trust. It's dated February 14. That's Valentineís Day. That's the day that Andrews said she disappeared. I donít get it. Why would she authorize power of attorney to Dustin on the day that she left him? Unless he's lying and Julia didnít know she was going to drop out of sight because Dustin planned that whole thing. What if Dustin -- if he's living off that trust fund because he killed Julia?

Amanda: Oh --

Evan: Amanda? God. Honey, you're burning up. Dustin! Andrews! Open up! Come on! This is for real! She needs a doctor! Something's wrong with Amanda! Open up! Dustin!

Sam: Mitch, I'm going to leave now.

Mitch: Now?

Sam: Yeah. He's doing a great job with Donna, so --

Mitch: Is something wrong?

Sam: Not that I know of. Look, I just got a feeling, so I'll call you when I hear anything, all right?

Cass: How did you know it was a derringer, Mrs. Hudson?

Donna: What?

Cass: When Miss Graves asked you about the gun, you identified it as a derringer.

Donna: I recognized it.

Cass: But you said you didnít know very much about guns.

Donna: I did?

Cass: The court reporter can read back your testimony if you'd like.

Donna: No, that's not necessary. I probably read it in the paper.

Cass: And, of course, you wanted to be as specific as you possibly could.

Donna: Well, yes. Yes.

Cass: And I think we all know why.

Donna: Wait -- wait just a minute --

Cass: No more questions, your honor.

Donna: Your honor, I would like to say something here.

Judge: Please step down --

Donna: I -- I would like --

Judge: Mrs. Hudson. The court is adjourned until 10:00 tomorrow morning.

Bailiff: All rise.

Mitch: I think it went well, donít you think?

Zack: Well, as far as I'm concerned, Cass counteracted most of the testimony.

Cass: Any word from Stacey?

Zack: Not yet.

Mitch: What is she working on?

Cass: Well, it's just something I asked her to follow up on. Listen, why donít you two guys get out of here. It's been a long day. You must be very tired. You get some rest.

Felicia: Ok. Thank you, both of you.

Cass: I'll call you later.

Felicia: Ok.

Cass: Oh, man.

Zack: Come on, come on. Cheer up, Cass. It was a good opening day.

Cass: Yeah, but still it was just shadowboxing. If Stacey doesn't find Derek, if we donít get something concrete --

Zack: We will.

Donna: I think it was a disgrace for him --

Nicole: Please.

Donna: To bring Victoria and Jamie into this. I was just trying to do my civic duty.

Nicole: Donna, so was Cass.

Donna: Well, I canít wait to get out of here as soon as Michael comes out.

Nicole: Well, he's right over there with Mac.

Donna: I'll call you later.

Nicole: All right.

Mac: Yeah, Iris came back last week. I donít know how to thank you for getting in touch with her.

Michael: Yeah --

Mac: Whatever you said certainly must have turned the trick.

Michael: It's ok. I just told her how much you care.

Mac: You are the only one that's been able to get through to her.

Zack: Mac --

Mac: Oh, Zack.

Zack: Listen, I want you to Ė

Donna: Cass?

Cass: Hello, Donna.

Donna: I just want to say that I forgive you.

Cass: Well, gee, that just makes my day.

Donna: I know that you are trying very hard to help Felicia --

Cass: Yes, that's right.

Donna: And I know that you'd be interested in some information that might help her case.

Cass: What do you want, Donna?

Donna: I want to help you.

Cass: You helped us enough today.

Donna: Cass, I know something. It's about Iris. Donít you want to hear it?

Cass: I'm listening.

Donna: I donít want anybody to know where this came from and I donít even know what this means, but I know that Iris doesn't want anybody to know.

Cass: Go on.

Donna: I heard her on the telephone, and she referred to herself as "the chief."

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