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Another World Transcript Thursday 5/5/05

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Sharlene: Boy, not only the ducks who like this weather. My chickens have laid enough eggs to fill a supermarket. They love it. Ah! So how's it going?

John: Ok.

Sharlene: Are my figures wrong?

John: No, no, they -- they seem fine. They make sense.

Sharlene: Well, something's wrong.

John: What?

Sharlene: I can see it in your face.

John: Sharlene, all of your figures are right on the money. We'll give them to Russ, he'll ok them, and we'll start making changes on the hospice right away.

Sharlene: Ok, John, talk to me.

John: I just think that these changes are wrong. We used to have a -- a human place. Now we have a cost-effective place.

Sharlene: There's a waiting list for hospital beds.

John: The whole idea behind the hospice was to afford people comfort, first-class care, attractive surroundings, not a little cubicle to die in.

Sharlene: Well, it's not going to be that, John. We wonít let it be that.

John: Sharlene, once we're done here, it's out of our hands.

Sharlene: This really bothers you?

John: Yes. Yes, it bothers me a lot.

Sharlene: Then why donít you put yourself in a position to do something about it?

John: Sharlene, donít start on that.

Sharlene: You already had medical training, John.

John: No, not in this country.

Sharlene: So you take an exam.

John: It's not an exam, Sharlene, it's torture. And I haven't picked up a medical book in years.

Sharlene: Bay City General is still accepting applications to the residency program.

John: How do you know --?

Sharlene: At least until the end the week.

John: How do you know that?

Sharlene: I talked to somebody.

John: Who?

Sharlene: The administrator of the program.

John: You talked to him?

Sharlene: You could still do it, John.

John: Sharlene, you haven't heard a word I said. I am not ready!

Vicky: You donít seem to understand. This is urgent. Well, I donít care what he told you. I am his wife, and I would expect to -- witch.

[Knock on door]

Vicky: Oh.

Jake: Well, it's a good thing you're here.

Vicky: Go away.

Jake: That's a hell of a welcome.

Vicky: I never want to see you again.

Jake: Actually, I'm not too hot on seeing you, either.

Vicky: You cannot just barge in here like this!

Jake: Sure I can, Vicky.

Vicky: Not after you ruined my life.

Jake: No, Vicky, you're the one that ruined your own life!

Vicky: Leave, or I'll call the police.

Jake: Why donít you call them?

Vicky: Get out!

Jake: Not until I do what I came to do. I want to see Steven.

Vicky: No.

Jake: I want to see my son.

[Knock on door]

Jamie: Uh -- just a minute.

Jamie: I'll be right with you. Ahem.

Jamie: Matt.

Matt: Ah. My brother the doctor is here.

Jamie: Well, of course I'm here. It's good to see you.

Matt: Why haven't you been taking calls?

Jamie: Well, what are you talking about?

Matt: I call your house, I get the machine. I call here, your secretary says you're not taking calls. I have been leaving messages all over the city.

Jamie: Matt, I've been busy.

Matt: You know, I drove by your house this morning. Your car wasn't there.

Jamie: No, no, I had surgery scheduled.

Matt: Hmm. Surgery by dawn's early light.

Jamie: It was the only time I could grab an O.R., Ok? Things have been crazy around here.

Matt: Surgery last night?

Jamie: Last night?

Matt: Yeah. I called your house. I talked to somebody. Vicky. At least, I think it was her. She was in a hurry to get off the phone. I guess she was kind of busy. But you weren't there.

Jamie: No.

Matt: It's still warm. Shave after surgery? Isnít that kind of backwards? Jamie, why donít you tell me what's going on?


John: I'm sorry, I didnít mean to bite your head off like that.

Sharlene: It's ok. I know I'm -- I'm pushing.

John: It's just that it's -- it's too soon.

Sharlene: I thought you said it was too late.

John: Well, it's both.

Sharlene: How can it be both, John?

John: I canít even consider applying for the residency program.

Sharlene: Why not?

John: Because medicine is not just something you jump back into.

Sharlene: You do if you want to.

John: Well, what I want to do now more than anything else is to do a first-class job on this hospice, and hopefully get Russ to change his mind about these --

Sharlene: I will handle the hospice. I can take care of Frame Construction. You go become the doctor you've always wanted to be.

John: Oh, just like that? Well, I'll -- I'll put it on my list. Pick up some 10-penny nails, get a haircut, and be a doctor.

Sharlene: Well, you wouldnít be this angry if you weren't really thinking about it yourself.

John: Oh, donít tell me what I'm thinking, Sharlene.

Sharlene: I'm sorry, John.

John: Me, too.

Sharlene: It's just that if I knew that you didnít really want this thing, I would keep my big mouth shut.

John: Well, I guess it's a possibility.

Sharlene: Of course it's a possibility.

John: It's just that I would want to be the best, and so much time has gone by.

Sharlene: Well, it's going to be tough. Anything that you want this badly isnít going to come easy, but, John, you can do it. Look how hard it was for you to come to terms with Vietnam.

John: Well, that's completely different. That was between me and -- and me. And you.

Sharlene: Yeah. Still, it took a lot of hard work. A lot of guts. And, John, if you donít try now, you may end up regretting this for the rest of your life.

Russ: Yeah, you see the difference there? Now, we've lost two pounds on this guy. This is very, very good. Whatever you're doing now, let's just continue --

Olivia: Paging Dr. Matthews. You have an emergency. One daughter dying for a cup of tea.

Russ: Olivia, sweetheart, where did you come from?

Olivia: Oh, and maybe a crumpet or two?

Russ: Oh.

Olivia: The cafeteria does have crumpets, doesn't it?

Russ: Afraid not. English muffins, the best they can do. Hey, while you're here. Here -- Barbara, my darling daughter, Olivia. Barbara's our head nurse for this floor.

Olivia: Hi, Barbara.

Barbara: Hi, very nice to meet you, Olivia.

Olivia: You, too.

Russ: Oh, it's great you came by.

Olivia: Yeah. So come on. How about those crumpets?

Russ: Oh, honey, no, I'm sorry. I'm just up to here with patients and paperwork.

Olivia: Oh. Is that why you left the house at dawn this morning?

Russ: Yeah, that's why, yeah. Sorry.

Olivia: I set my alarm for 8:00. I was hoping we could have had breakfast together.

Russ: Oh, honey, no. Maybe tomorrow. Maybe tomorrow. But donít you worry. We're going to be spending a lot of time together.

Olivia: Ok.

Russ: Much more than we did in Geneva.

Olivia: Oh. Are you sure that coming here was the right thing?

Russ: Oh, come on. You're not sorry I sent for you, are you?

Olivia: No.

Russ: I mean, I really didnít like being without you.

Olivia: No, of course I'm not. It's just that Geneva was so old world and culture.

Russ: Yes, yes, I'm very sure that it was. But if you recall, I spent so much time on airplanes, I hardly noticed.

Olivia: Yeah, I remember.

Russ: But now -- now I get to settle down with my darling daughter.

Olivia: Hmm. Well, I just wish I could have been there. You know, Switzerland was the best.

Russ: Yeah, and there was that little difficulty with the school.

Olivia: Oh, father --

Russ: Well, honey, I just didnít think it was the right situation for you.

Olivia: Ok. All right. We're here.

Russ: Mm-hmm. And here, you have family.

Olivia: Aunt Liz.

Russ: Well, come on. You know, she loves having you around.

Olivia: I know that you've told her to keep an eye on me.

Russ: Ah, yeah. Here, come here, sit down for a minute. Listen, trust me on this. You really belong here. This is the best place for you. And you're going to meet a lot of people your age.

Olivia: Oh --

Russ: I mean, the Coryís have a son who --

Olivia: Yeah, I know. I heard. Dad, I donít really care about meeting people. I care about my dancing. Now, how am I going to do that here?

Russ: Sweetheart, there are dance classes.

Olivia: Oh. I just came from one. It was more like square-dancing than ballet.

Russ: Oh, well, hey, look, I got you that membership in the spa. Now, that is a terrific facility. And they'll keep you toned up.

Olivia: I need a serious dance class.

Russ: Well, all right. Chicago is full of them.

Olivia: But it's 40 minutes away.

Russ: Hey. Listen, when I was your age, I had to take an hour to go --

Olivia: Hmm, one hour to walk to school, two when it snowed. I know.

[Russ laughs]

Olivia: All right.

Russ: You've heard that one before huh?

Olivia: Yeah, all right. I'll see what Chicago has to offer.

Russ: Good. Thank you very much. And do check out the spa.

Olivia: Hmm, the spa. All right, I will. Are you sure you donít have time for tea?

Russ: No, I'm sorry, I donít, honey. Not today. I'll see you at home tonight.

Olivia: All right. Bye.

Russ: Bye. Hey -- hey, wait a minute, wait a minute.

Olivia: Hmm?

Russ: Believe me, you're going to have a lot of fun in Bay City, I promise you.

Olivia: Ok. Bye.

Russ: See you later.

Matt: Donít stonewall me, Jamie.

Jamie: I'm not.

Matt: Come on, I know something is wrong. I saw how upset Vicky was at the anniversary party. You were the same way.

Jamie: So tell me, how's ma? Has she got a hold of Mac yet?

Matt: She's fine. Yeah, she has.

Jamie: Good.

Matt: Would you talk to me?

Jamie: Ok. Yes, Vicky and I -- we're -- we're having some problems.

Matt: Sorry.

Jamie: No, it's ok.

Matt: If there's anything I can do --

Jamie: No. No, Matt, but thanks.

Matt: Listen, if you want me to butt out, I understand.

Jamie: Well, I know you've never been that much in favor of marrying Vicky to begin with, so --

Matt: You know how I felt about Lisa.

Jamie: I suppose you think I'm getting my just deserts, huh?

Matt: No, I donít. I donít think that at all.

Jamie: Well, what do you think?

Matt: I think that since you've been married, you've been very happy. At least, that's how it's looked to me.

Jamie: Yeah, I was happy.

Matt: And you're not anymore? I'm sorry. Listen, I know how much it hurts to fight with someone you love. You do still love her, donít you?


[Woman hums]

Cass: Who is it? Who's there?

Woman: Isnít it a lovely day to be caught in the rain?

Cass: Oh, my God. Kathleen.

Kathleen: Isnít it a lovely day to be caught in the rain?

Cass: It canít be.

Kathleen: You were going on your way now you've got to remain

Cass: This isnít happening.

Kathleen: Yeah, the old voice has gotten better, hasn't it?

Cass: Kathleen, what are you doing here?

Kathleen: At the moment, I'm getting out of the rain, just like Fred and ginger did in "Top Hat," you remember? It was in a gazebo just like -- well, it was a gazebo.

Cass: This isnít happening.

Kathleen: You know, I really hate to break it to you, but you donít look much like Fred Astaire right now. It's very difficult to get into this, but I'll try, ok? Five, six, seven, eight --

Isnít it a lovely day to be caught in the rain? You were going on your way now you've got to remain

Cass: No.

Kathleen: Yes.


Kathleen: You know, that was probably my favorite number. No, either that or jimmy's and Donnaís rendition of "Buffalo Gals" in "It's a Wonderful Life."

Cass: Oh, God.

Kathleen: Hey, what's the matter?

Cass: Kathleen --

Kathleen: You know, you're really sick, sweetie. We got to get you some help.

Cass: No.

Kathleen: Come on. You'll love the hospital. You'll get constant attention. Lots of nurses, usually of the female persuasion.

Cass: No. I want to look at you. I want to talk to you.

Kathleen: We'll talk later -- after you've seen a doctor.

Cass: No, I wonít go. I'm going to stay here with you.

Kathleen: And they tell me you've mellowed.

Cass: Isnít it a lovely day George Gershwin?

Kathleen: Irving Berlin.

Cass: I knew that. I was just testing you.

Kathleen: Sure you were.

Cass: Kathleen -- I thought I'd never see you again.

Kathleen: Thought you were rid of me, huh? Well, think again.

Cass: You -- this is so great! It's so great. You're just who I need.

Kathleen: I know.

Cass: I've been walking around in the rain.

Kathleen: No kidding?

Cass: Huh. Thinking about my life.

Kathleen: Ah. That must have been good for a couple of laughs.

Cass: It was when I came to the part about you.

[Cass laughs]

Kathleen: I know you mean that as a compliment. It was just phrased very badly.

Cass: You and that wig.

Kathleen: "That wig"?

Cass: Oh. Have you forgotten already, when I got you to impersonate Cecile?

Kathleen: I haven't forgotten. I hated that wig.

Cass: You gave me such a hard time.

Kathleen: I was a doll!

Cass: Yeah, chatty Kathy.

Kathleen: Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha.

Cass: We had some fun. We had so many adventures. We laughed a lot, didnít we, remember?

Kathleen: I remember.

Cass: When I found out what had happened to you, I died inside. It took me a long time to get it back together.

Kathleen: But you did it, didnít you?

Cass: Yeah. So much has happened, so much I want to talk to you about.

Kathleen: That's why I'm here.

Cass: I was supposed to be married this week.


Kathleen: I know about Nicole. I'm so sorry, Cass.

Cass: You're not a dream? You're really here. I can feel you. Kathleen, you're alive?

Matt: Hi.

Josie: Matthew, hi.

Matt: You just finishing up?

Josie: Yeah. Yeah, I had the early shift.

Matt: I guess you knew I didnít.

Josie: What?

Matt: Well, you've been scheduling yourself so you wouldnít have to work with me, isnít that right?

Josie: No.

Matt: You've been trying to avoid me. Come on, let's admit that.

Josie: All right, yes, I think it's for the best.

Matt: I'd better go change.

Josie: Matthew, how was the party?

Matt: It was ok.

Josie: Did you have a good time?

Matt: What, are you suddenly interested in my life?

Josie: I heard about what my aunt Gwen did.

Matt: Yeah, she's going to be ok. My mom's going to help her.

Josie: Good, that's the only reason I was asking.

Matt: You still care about me, Josie.

Josie: I was worried about your mom.

Matt: That's why I know that one day you're going to give up this brilliant idea that you and I donít belong together and come back to me.

Josie: No, I'm not.

Matt: It's only a matter of time.

Josie: Why are you making this so hard on yourself?

Matt: What, is this easy on you?

Josie: I can handle it because I know it's --

Matt: What, you're tough?

Josie: Because at least I'm being realistic.

Matt: Realistic? Telling yourself that you donít feel something that we both know that you do feel, shutting me out -- that -- you call that realistic?

Josie: Would you lower your voice?

Matt: It's stupid.

Josie: I donít want to argue with you, Matt.

Matt: It's better than not talking at all.

Josie: I know, and -- and I hope -- I hope that someday --

Matt: What?

Josie: We can be friends.

Matt: No --

Josie: I'd really like that.

Matt: No, I wouldnít. I could never just be your friend.

Vicky: Stay away from my baby.

Jake: He's mine, too.

Vicky: Like hell he is.

Jake: I have a right to see him, Vicky.

Vicky: You have no rights.

Jake: Damn it, get out of my way.

Vicky: You make one more move towards that bedroom, and I will have you arrested.

Jake: You are not going to keep me away from my son!

Vicky: He's not your son!

Jake: Well, we'll find that out, wonít we?

Vicky: You're nothing to him.

Jake: Nothing? Have you forgotten that I was there the day that he was born? That he might not even be here if it wasn't for me? Have you forgotten that, Vicky?

Vicky: Of course not.

Jake: That was the most incredible day of my life, seeing Steven be born.

Jake: I remember the look on your face when I handed him to you. It goes through my mind all the time. I was there for a reason, Vicky. I was there because I'm supposed --

Vicky: No. No.

Jake: Well, we'll know the truth pretty soon anyway.

Vicky: No, no. I know the truth right now.

Jake: Jamie and I are taking a paternity test, Vicky.

Vicky: You're both taking it?

Jake: As soon as I leave here.

Vicky: Jamieís taking the test?

Jake: Oh, you didnít know?

Vicky: Well, I knew you were, but --

Jake: Jamie didnít tell you, right?

Vicky: Well, he could have. I --

Jake: But you're not talking.

Vicky: No, I didnít say that. I --

Jake: It's that bad, huh?

Vicky: Let's go see Steven. 


Jamie: Have a seat.

John: I know how busy you are.

Jamie: No, I have a few minutes. So what brings you to the hospital?

John: Estimates for the renovation of the hospice.

Jamie: Oh, right. Russ talked to me about these.

John: What do you think? You're in charge of the hospice.

Jamie: What do I think? I think -- I think Russ is an able administrator, a good doctor, and he knows what he's doing.

John: Well, you're more of a diplomat than I am.

[Jamie laughs]

Jamie: Is this why you came to see me?

John: I just -- I wondered how you are.

Jamie: Oh, me? I'm fine.

John: Yeah?

Jamie: Yeah.

John: Vicky and the baby -- they're fine, too?

Jamie: Oh, yes, yes, everyone's just great.

John: That's good.

Jamie: So, the renovations are starting soon, eh?

John: Yeah, as soon as Russ ok's it.

Jamie: And I'm sure there will be no problems.

John: Ok.

Jamie: What else is new?

John: Yeah, you mean work wise or with me personally?

Jamie: Either one -- both.

John: Well, yeah -- there is -- there is something I've been sort of kicking around in my head.

Jamie: Oh, what's that?

John: Well, I'm just starting to -- well, no, that's not exactly true. I'm not starting it. You know I've always been interested in medicine.

Jamie: Oh, that's right. You told me you had some medical training in Vietnam.

John: Yeah, yeah. As a matter of fact, I -- I went to medical school.

Jamie: You finished?

John: Uh-huh. I took a brief residency in Hong Kong, and then I went back to Vietnam, where I built a hospital.

Jamie: You were a full-fledged doctor?

John: Full-fledged, yeah.

Jamie: What happened?

John: There -- there was a tragedy -- a fire. A lot of people died. A lot of children.

Jamie: I'm sorry.

John: I just couldn't make any sense of it -- or anything else, for that matter. I just couldn't get it out of my head. I lost heart, dropped out.

Jamie: Well, I can certainly see why.

John: Look, doc, the thing is, I was a pretty damn good doctor.

Jamie: I'm sure you were.

John: And I understand that you have a residency program here.

Jamie: Look, John, if you want to apply, I'd be more than happy to recommend you.

John: No, but if I were to apply, what do you think my chances are of being accepted?

Jamie: Well, you have that gap in your career, but it's certainly worth taking a shot, assuming your records from Hong Kong are all in order.

John: I can have them sent.

Jamie: Yeah. Well, you'd have to pass the state boards within six months.

John: Six months?

Jamie: Yeah.

John: All right. What else?

Jamie: And you'd have to be approved by the -- by a committee headed by the chief of staff.

John: Russ.

Matt: Hi. Weren't you on the --

Olivia: Hi. Do you know who's in charge around here?

Matt: Well, I work here.

Olivia: No, no, I mean the owner. There was no one here at the desk when I came.

Matt: Well, maybe I can help you. What did you want to know?

Olivia: Ok, I need a private room with a bar.

Matt: I see.

Olivia: I'm a ballet dancer.

Matt: Ah. Hmm.

Olivia: And I need to practice. Several hours a day, actually.

Matt: Right, I understand. It's just that you'd have to call in advance in order to --

Olivia: Donít tell me there's nothing available.

Matt: Well, not right now, no.

Olivia: Oh, great. Well, when? I mean, how long will I have to wait?

Matt: Well, lessons are being done in both private rooms in time. If you'd like to sign up --

Olivia: Wait a minute. Wait, wait, wait -- are you telling me there's only two private rooms?

Matt: Yes, that's what I'm telling you.

Olivia: I've never heard of such a thing.

Matt: Well, life is full of little surprises, isnít it?

Olivia: You think this is amusing?

Matt: Well, I donít consider it tragic.

Olivia: I need a room.

Matt: Yeah, you've made that quite clear.

Olivia: I have to dance.

Matt: You mean, it's an emergency?

Olivia: Maybe it is.

Matt: Well, maybe tomorrow. If you'd like to sign right --

Olivia: I canít skip a day.

Matt: That's your problem.

Olivia: Well, canít somebody do something?

Matt: Like what? You want me to kick the people out so you can have the room? "Excuse me, we have a ballerina here who needs a room, and since ballet is so important to the world, like brain surgery, could you please have the decency to get out and let her dance?"

Olivia: Why did my father buy me a membership here?

Matt: Because this is the best spa in town.

Olivia: Not for my needs.

Matt: Oh. You know, we should have taken your needs into consideration when we built the place. You know, we should have a ballet boutique where we sell toe shoes, tutus --

Olivia: Mm-hmm, and manners.

Matt: Good day!

Olivia: Oh. Wait a second. Wait, wait -- what am I supposed to do now?

Matt: How would I know?

Olivia: Well, I came all the way over here!

Matt: So take an aerobics class.

Olivia: I donít believe you.

Matt: Believe me, a couple jumping jacks ought to do wonders for you.

Olivia: Look, I am a serious student of the ballet. I do not take aerobics classes.

Matt: Well, excuse me.

Olivia: They're a waste of time.

Matt: They're exercise, aren't they?

Olivia: Oh, I see. You make no distinction between exercise and art?

Matt: I make a distinction between human beings and pretentious snobs.

Olivia: Well, at least I have some culture.

Matt: So does yogurt.

Olivia: Oh. I'm going to use the machines.

Matt: Fine.

Olivia: Where's the instructor?

Matt: You're looking at him.

Olivia: Oh, please. I'll take my chances.

Cass: You're even more beautiful than I remember.

Kathleen: Oh, you're kind of cute when you're delirious.

Cass: That's true.

Kathleen: Who am I to disagree? But I want to talk about you.

Cass: Kathleen, I canít get over it.

Kathleen: Tell me about Nicole.

Cass: Well, it's difficult to talk about her. Especially to you.

Kathleen: Try.

Cass: Ok. What do you want to know?

Kathleen: How did the two of you get together?

Cass: I'd known her for years. She's Donna Love's sister. And then she went away.

Kathleen: Obviously, she came back.

Cass: The same man who hurt you was after her.

Kathleen: So you came to her rescue?

Cass: Huh. She didnít want my help at first. She was very tough, like somebody else I seem to recall. She was very spirited and independent.

Kathleen: Oh, you mean like ginger in "the gay divorcee"?

Cass: That must be who I'm thinking about, yeah. Now that you mention it, it was kind of like a movie. And then it turned into a bad one.

Kathleen: Oh. Not the first two reels, just the last one.

Cass: Siskel and Ebert gave it two thumbs down. The confessional scene was too unbelievable.

Kathleen: Tell me about it.

Cass: Oh, Nicole was standing there in her wedding gown, and I burst through the door at the last minute, of course. And I asked her. I knew the answer. But I had to ask her.

Kathleen: What did you ask her?

Cass: "Did you, Nicole, kill Jason Frame and let Felicia go to prison and suffer? And let John Hudson suffer and Sharlene and Matt Cory and Vicky, and watch me go through hell?" Because I knew that Felicia was innocent, but I still couldn't help her.


Cass: And she just stood there. The woman I loved just stood there. She didnít say a word, not a word.


Kathleen: You're a four-alarm fire, my love.

Cass: I have to tell Felicia you're here.

Kathleen: No. Just rest.

Cass: She would be so happy.

Kathleen: Go to sleep.

Sharlene: Josie.

Josie: I -- I thought you'd be at the site. I -- I didnít see your car in the driveway.

Sharlene: John borrowed it. His car is in the shop. Well, enough about that. It's good to see you. Why'd you come? Oh, my God, Josie. Oh, my God. You've come home. My baby's come home -- oh.

Josie: No. No, no, I'm not.


Russ: Very prompt, John, very prompt. Thank you very much.

John: Any suggestions?

Russ: No, I'll have the board take a look at it first, and then I'll get back to you.

John: Russ, listen, there is -- there is something else.

Russ: Yes?

John: I'm thinking of applying to the residency program here.

Russ: Really?

John: In fact, Dr. Frame gave me an application. It's all filled out. All I need is your signature.

Russ: You want to be a doctor?

John: I am -- I was a doctor.

Russ: Ah, yes, yes, you mentioned that yesterday. That's very interesting.

John: I understand that you're in charge of the committee reviewing applications.

Russ: That's right, yeah.

John: I hope that any personal problems that we might have wonít enter into your decision regarding my application.

Russ: Nothing personal will affect the process. If you're qualified, you'll be welcomed into the program. I'll welcome you personally.

John: Thank you.

Russ: You have to know, however, that there's no way you can qualify for this year.

John: Why not?

Russ: Well, it's much too late. The deadline has passed.

John: Dr. Frame didnít seem to think so.

Russ: Oh, but Jamie knows nothing about the program.

John: I see.

Russ: And then there is, of course, the question of your age.

John: What about it?

Russ: Well, you'd be the oldest resident by far in the program.

John: And how do you think that would work against me?

Russ: Well, John, understand that we have to balance the amount of time and training that we invest in you against the number of years we're likely to get back from you.

John: Well, I'm not that old.

Russ: Well, the hours are very grueling.

John: I remember.

Russ: Yes, and your training, you see -- it was so long ago. Where was it again?

John: In Hong Kong.

Russ: Ah, yes, Hong Kong. Well, you see there? There's the possibility that your schooling there would not adequately prepare you for the demands --

John: If I canít cut it, I'm out of the program. I understand that.

Russ: You're very serious about this, aren't you?

John: Yes.

Russ: Big change for you -- major commitment.

John: I know that.

Russ: Let me suggest something to you, John.

John: Sure.

Russ: There is a way that you can find out if you really want to work at this hospital.

John: How?

Russ: Start at the bottom as an orderly.

Sharlene: Then why'd you come?

Josie: Um -- I came to get some of my clothes I left behind, summer things.

Sharlene: Oh. I see. Well, go on upstairs and get them. Josie -- it's still good to see you.

Josie: You look good.

Sharlene: So do you. Beautiful.

Josie: Everything ok?

Sharlene: Yeah, except -- yeah, everything's ok.

Josie: I'm glad.

Sharlene: I wish you were ok.

Josie: I'm ok.

Sharlene: I was hoping that you'd show up at the Cory celebration. Everybody was asking about you.

Josie: "Everybody"?

Sharlene: You know, the family.

Josie: It's over between Matthew and me, Mom, and you know that.

Sharlene: Yeah, I know that. I donít understand it.

Josie: Donít you?

Sharlene: Honey, you were so crazy about him.

Josie: That doesn't matter now. I mean, things can never be the same between us, not after finding out --

Sharlene: Not after finding out about me. God, Josie, why? Why should it affect you this way? It was my past. It happened to me, not you.

Josie: You canít just separate us like that.

Sharlene: Why not?

Josie: You know why not.

Sharlene: No, I donít know why not. If I did, I wouldnít be asking.

Josie: Oh, you know, there's no point in just -- we're just not getting anywhere.

Sharlene: Josie, maybe we would if you would talk to me. I might be able to help you.

Josie: I donít want your help. I donít want anything from you.

Sharlene: Look, Josie, wait.

Josie: I'll come back and get my clothes some other time.

Sharlene: No, Jose, I didnít mean to upset you. I -- I -- Josie, please, just wait.

Olivia: Fine, fine. Tomorrow at 2:00 will be perfect.

Woman: Great.

Olivia: Oh, and I need the room for two hours -- no interruptions. Great.

Matt: Hmm.

Olivia: Are you going to be here at 2:00 tomorrow?

Matt: No. I work morning.

Olivia: Perfect.

Matt: Hmm. Excuse me.

Olivia: Mm-hmm.

Matt: The young lady who just signed up for the private room -- what was her name again?

Russ: Olivia. Hi, sweetheart.

Olivia: Father. Oh.

Russ: I'm so glad I caught you. I want to take you to lunch.

Olivia: Oh, that would be great, especially since there's no private rooms available.

Russ: Oh, that's too bad.

Olivia: Hey, Dad, this place is so second-rate.

Russ: Oh, hey, Matt. Matt, how's it going, buddy?

Matt: Hi, Russ.

Russ: Have you met Matt?

Olivia: Matt?

Russ: You two haven't run into each other?

Olivia: Well, we have, but --

Russ: Matt, Matt, come here. I want you to meet my daughter, Olivia. Come on. Olivia, this is Matt Cory.

[Matt chuckles]

Olivia: This is the famous Matthew Cory?

Russ: Hmm.

Matt: Hmm. Pleasure.

Olivia: Oh, no, no, no. The pleasure's all mine. Actually, you know, Matthew was very helpful to me when I came in earlier.

Matt: No, I -- no.

Russ: Oh, was he?

Olivia: And he loves the ballet. Donít you, Matt?

Matt: "Swan Lake's" my favorite -- seen it five times.

Russ: No kidding.

Matt: You know, it was such a pleasure showing the spa around to someone as cultured and nice as your daughter.

Olivia: Uh-huh.

Russ: Now, isnít that a sweet thing to say?

Olivia: Yeah.

Russ: I can tell you two are friends already.

Matt: Yeah.

Russ: What do you think, sweetheart? You ready to go?

Olivia: Oh, you bet.

Russ: I made reservations at Albionís.

Olivia: Oh, fabulous. So I'll --

Russ: Here, I'll take that.

Olivia: Ok.

Russ: Yeah. See you later, Matt.

Matt: Bon petit.

Vicky: Hello. I was wondering if I might speak with my husband. Well, yes, I know what he said, but I just -- never mind. Jamie.

Jamie: I'm just here to pick up some more of my things.

Vicky: Wait. Uh -- I know you're taking the paternity test.

Jamie: I wonít be long.

Vicky: And I also know that you wouldnít be taking it unless you cared. Is that so hard for you to admit -- that you still care and love your family?

[Door opens]

Vicky: Um -- Jake forced his way in here and I told him he could have five minutes with Steven only.

Jake: I'm heading to the hospital. I'll see you later, Jamie.

Jamie: Yeah.

Vicky: Can you at least tell me how long the results will take?

Jamie: Two weeks.

Vicky: Why so long?

Jamie: The test involves extensive genetic workup, Vicky. But once we have the results --

Vicky: Well, I donít care about the results. You will always be Stevenís father.

Jamie: Donít.

Vicky: Are you forgetting that you saved his life after he was only a few days old? You canít just walk away from that, can you?


Jamie: Yes. I can. If this child does turn out to be Jakeís I'm out of his life and I'm out of yours.

[Door closes]

[Restaurant noise] Music


John: Sharlene?

Sharlene: Hi. I didnít expect you back till later.

John: What are you doing sitting on the steps?

Sharlene: Felt like sitting on the steps.

John: Want some company?

Sharlene: Yeah.

John: What kind of a smile is that?

Sharlene: What's wrong with my smile?

John: It's a phony one. I know when you're really smiling and when you're covering.

Sharlene: It's no big deal.

John: What's no big deal?

Sharlene: Just a problem that I thought was going to be easy and it's going to be a little tougher than I expected, so --

John: Ah.

Sharlene: So tell me what happened.

John: Sharlene --

Sharlene: No -- John, you went to the hospital. Did you talk to anybody?

John: I gave the estimates to Russ.

Sharlene: I'm not talking about the estimates. I'm asking did you talk to anybody about the residency program?

John: Mm-hmm. I sure did. Even filled out an application.

Sharlene: You did?

John: Yep.

Sharlene: That's wonderful.

John: Well, it's not totally wonderful.

Sharlene: Why?

John: Because I missed the deadline for this year. I was too late.

Sharlene: All right. So, you'll wait another year. What else?

John: The guy that's in charge, the one that I'm supposed to report to -- it's Russ.

Sharlene: So?

John: "So"? It's not exactly encouraging. I mean, I'm already starting in the hole.

Sharlene: You listen to me, John Hudson -- you can be as good a doctor as Russ Matthews any day, better. Donít you let him intimidate you.

John: God, I'm not intimidated by him. It's just that I'm -- I'm already starting at the back of the class. Russ wants me to start at the bottom.

Sharlene: Good, you start at the bottom. You show them you can catch up. I'm proud of you.

John: I donít know. Maybe this is just one big, crazy dream.

Sharlene: Yeah. But aren't all the best dreams crazy?

John: If you say so.

Sharlene: I do.

John: You know what?

Sharlene: Hmm.

John: When I look at you, I think that anything is possible.

P.A. Announcer: Dr. Davis, telephone, please. Dr. Davis, telephone, please.

Nurse: We're ready to begin the testing now.


Cass: Kathleen? Where are you? Kathleen, where did you go?

Kathleen: I'm here. I'm right here.

Cass: I missed you.

Kathleen: You just rest.

Cass: I'm so cold. You wonít leave me again, will you? You'll stay with me?

Kathleen: I'm not going anywhere.


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