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Another World Transcript Friday 8/19/05

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Derek: I donít believe this.

Stacey: Neither do I.

Derek: Where did the guard go?

Stacey: I donít know. Maybe he went to make a phone call or something.

Derek: What, he just left?

Stacey: It's weird, isnít it? I mean, they make this big deal about top-security.

Derek: I can just walk out of here, free.

Derek: Free.

Stacey: I'm going to pack up these things. It's going to take me a few minutes. And I wonít turn around.

Cass: Frankie? Frankie? Are you here? What kind of a rattrap is this place? Where's the light switch? Where's the stupid light switch?

Cass: What's going on over there?

Cass: Frankie. Oh, come on.

[Tape recorder hums]

Cass: Great. Is this thing broken again? State-of-the-art.

Cass: She's in trouble.

Lucas: Canít you answer a simple question?

Frankie: I donít see what you're getting so bent out of shape about.

Lucas: You know, all right.

Frankie: You are hurting my arm.

Lucas: Answer me!

Frankie: I told you I wanted to get ahead in the world. You know that already.

Lucas: Lies wonít cut it, Frankie.

Frankie: Excuse me?

Lucas: I saw you looking through my bankbook.

Frankie: Oh. That --

Lucas: Yeah, that. You were copying something.

Frankie: Get your hands off my -- look, it doesn't mean anything. It's not --

Lucas: You're spying on me.

Frankie: No, it's not what you think. All I was doing was --

Lucas: Why?

Frankie: Donít yell at me!

Lucas: Why are you spying? Who are you working for?

Sharlene: John, I'm sorry it took me so long. I was -- John? John?

John: Yeah, yeah, I'm right here.

Sharlene: Where'd you go?

John: I'm right here. I was just out sort of wandering around.

Sharlene: Where?

John: Uh -- oh, good, coffee. Yeah, I need that.

Sharlene: Oh, you're tired, aren't you?

John: No, no, no.

Sharlene: Oh -- you know, I'm keeping you up too late. It's after midnight.

John: Oh. You're not keeping me up late. I want to be here, so stop trying to brush me off.

Sharlene: Sometimes I feel like I want to cry, John. Sometimes I feel like I want to just scream. Ugh!

John: Russ should've warned you.

Sharlene: Oh, God, he loved it, didnít he? Didnít he just love it? The grand announcement -- off he goes to the south of France. He's taking my daughter with him -- only if she wants to go, of course. Only that, but what else would she want?

John: She did seem rather excited.

Sharlene: He knew it. He knew she would be. He only found out he was her father a month ago, John, and already --

John: Well, Sharlene, she hasn't said that she's definitely going.

Sharlene: Hmm -- she will. It's always been her dream -- Europe, traveling. Always.

John: Well, listen, she was going to leave home at some point, with or without Russ. I mean, kids do that, you know?

Sharlene: I know that. I know that. It's just -- there's nothing I can do, is there?

John: It's her decision.

Sharlene: It's just so damn hard to let go --

John: I know, I know, I know.

Sharlene: Of her. That's strange.

John: What?

Sharlene: There's a light on in the barn. You see it?

John: Yeah.

Sharlene: John, you think -- so you think somebody's --

John: I donít know.

Sharlene: John --

John: Well, let's check it out.

Sharlene: No, wait, wait, wait. There's a shotgun in the hall closet. Go on.

John: Wait a minute, Sharlene -- Sharlene? Stick close to me, baby.

Stacey: Derek? I know how you feel about prison. I know what it does to you.

Derek: I'm not going.

Stacey: Why not?

Derek: It wonít work.

Stacey: I wasn't expecting to see you when I turned around.

Derek: If I walk now, they'll come after me. I really will be a criminal then, always on the run, living in shadows.

Stacey: You've lived like that before.

Derek: No more.

Stacey: You know the justice system has always been unfair to you.

Derek: I'm innocent. I'll take my chances with the law.

Stacey: Sometimes I donít believe what's happened.

Derek: What?

Stacey: Here I was ready to help you commit a felony, and then you decide you want to play by the rules.

Derek: Huh. Yeah. What are we doing to each other?

Lucas: I'm waiting.

Frankie: Hey, I said I would tell you, didnít I?

Lucas: You've told me a lot of things. This time I want the truth.

Frankie: Ok. I was lying.

Lucas: It's not news!

Cass: That's it. I knew it. Her cover's blown. I got to get over there. Ooh -- ooh! This woman is going to kill me! Doesn't she ever pick anything up? Oh, man, this is --

Cass: Oh, a combination lock. Oh, let me get some light in here.

[Classical music plays]

Cass: What the -- oh. 3-4-6-9? Um -- I think -- 3-5-6-9. Why did she install this!

Frankie: If you're going to yell and go nuts on me, I will just leave.

Lucas: You're not going anywhere until I get the truth. You said you lied.

Frankie: Yeah. I didnít leave Winthrop and Edwards because I wanted a change or because I started getting the hots for Cass.

Lucas: Ok, I'll bite. Why did you leave?

Frankie: I was fired for stealing from petty cash.

Lucas: What?

Frankie: It was a lot of money.

Lucas: I didnít know you were such a needy little thing.

Frankie: When you grow up as poor as I did, you just get that way. All you do is want.

Lucas: Yeah, and?

Frankie: Nothing is ever enough. You start thinking that the world owes you something for all the time that you went without.

Lucas: So you just stole money?

Frankie: Hey, I didnít say I was proud of it. I know it was stupid, but all I could think of was -- the car I wanted to buy and the clothes I couldn't afford and vacations.

Lucas: Yeah, I was poor, too.

Frankie: Then you know the feeling.

Lucas: Very well.

Frankie: But you never did anything illegal, did you?

Lucas: So you got caught twice. Dumb, Frankie.

Frankie: Hey, I knew I was dumb even when I was doing it.

Lucas: Figured you for smart.

Frankie: Yeah, what can I tell you? I swore I'd never do it again, and what happened? The minute you left the room I was casing your books and looking to see where you kept the petty cash, the whole bit.

Lucas: That's when I walked in on you?

Frankie: Yeah. Compulsive. What can I say? Sometimes I think that maybe I should go to stealers anonymous or something. Well, it looks as -- I'm fired anyway. I'll just say good night. I -- donít worry, I wonít ask for references or anything. So long.

Lucas: Hold it.

[Tapping on glass]

Josie: Matt --

Matt: Oh! Gosh! Ooh, you scared the heck out of me.

Josie: I'm sorry. I'm sorry.

Matt: It's ok. It's just I didnít know what was going on.

Josie: I didnít know if you were awake or not.

Matt: Well, I heard the tapping. You were tapping, right?

Josie: Yes. I wanted to talk, and I was afraid I'd wake up your family.

Matt: Oh, no. I'm glad you came. Are you chilly? You want to go inside?

Josie: No, I like it out here.

Matt: Ok. Something wrong?

Josie: Yeah, I couldn't sleep.

Matt: Thinking about what Russ said, huh?

Josie: Yeah. Europe -- I mean, it's a big decision.

Matt: Sure is.

Josie: It's happening all so fast.

Matt: Take your time. When does he have to have your decision?

Josie: In the morning.

Stacey: You're not doing this for me, are you?

Derek: No. I'm doing it for me.

Stacey: You're putting all your faith in the legal system after the way it's hurt you?

Derek: Because you believe in it, the system.

Stacey: And what if it doesn't work?

Derek: Well, why shouldnít it work? You've got a new bail set, right? New bail hearing?

Stacey: The bail hearing is easy.

Derek: Well, then you'll be able to talk to the judge, right?

Stacey: Right, right.

Derek: And --

Stacey: And I'll try to make him understand.

Derek: And this time you'll win.

Stacey: What if I donít?

Derek: Hey, why are you doubting yourself all of a sudden?

Stacey: It's not all of a sudden, Derek. Lawyers are just like everybody else. We just sound like we're confident.

Derek: Oh, come on, what's wrong?

Stacey: I went and I talked to my old professor from law school this morning.

Derek: Yeah.

Stacey: And I expected her to give me all the answers.

Derek: And she didnít, right?

Stacey: No. She told me this quote.

Derek: Tell me.

Stacey: The quote goes -- "a good warrior never enters onto the battlefield to fight but to right a wrong."

Derek: Sounds good.

Stacey: But I donít see how it's going to help.

Derek: Well, I'm sure she thought you'd figure it out.

Stacey: But I canít. All I know is that she thinks it's the key to you getting out of jail.

Derek: Ok, this lady, she's smart, right?

Stacey: She's the best lawyer I know.

Derek: You'll get it.

Lucas: You want me to believe that you came in and looked at my books because you were going to steal money from me?

Frankie: Well, I was looking for a chance, yeah.

Lucas: I gave you a chance.

Frankie: What?

Lucas: A chance, an opportunity, a perfect opening to the top. Do you remember?

Frankie: Well, maybe I donít trust everybody who makes things seem so perfect. This job is too good to be true because I'm not even qualified. I flunked finding your daughter, and all of a sudden, you want to give me a job as your right-hand man?

Lucas: I think I can say the same thing, donít you?

Frankie: What?

Lucas: Everything's terribly convenient here.

Frankie: What is?

Lucas: One day you're a P.I. discussing how dedicated you are, the next day, you're ready to chuck it and come and take a job with me.

Frankie: I told you, I stole money from Winthrop and Edwards, and I was fired. I didnít leave.

Lucas: Yeah, yeah, I know about the stolen money. Now tell me the truth.

Frankie: Do you realize that it is 1:00 in the morning?

Lucas: Who are you working for? Are you getting paid to spy on me?

Frankie: What?

[Knock on door]

Lucas: What the --

Frankie: It's a little late for room service, donít you think, Lucas?

Cass: Sorry, Lucas. I know it's late, but Frankie here is about to die. When I'm sleeping that's a whole different story.

Sharlene: What is all this? Is this what you were doing when I was making coffee?

John: No. I just lit the lanterns.

Sharlene: Well! Well, when did you do all this?

John: Before we went to the restaurant.

Sharlene: Well, this is just beautiful. Hmm.

John: I was planning on bringing you back here, and --

Sharlene: And then -- and then Russ made his announcement and talked about Josie, and I never stopped talking about it all the way home, and I -- I'm a jerk. I ruined everything.

John: No, no, no, you didnít ruin anything. You just kind of put a kink in my timing, that's all. But I wasn't about to let this go to waste.

Sharlene: I'm glad you didnít.

John: See, I -- I've been thinking that I ought to wait for this perfect moment, and I realized that -- well, I guess there really isnít any.

Sharlene: What perfect moment?

John: Remember the night that we agreed to get married?

Sharlene: Yes?

John: Well, I just never -- I mean, that just sort of popped out. I never wanted it to be like that. I never imagined that it would be anything like that, so --

Sharlene: I know.

John: So I just thought that if I wanted a perfect moment, I better get off my butt and create one. So --

John: Sharlene? Will you be my wife?

Lucas: What the hell are you doing here, Winthrop?

Cass: This female is not going to ruin my reputation.

Frankie: What?

Cass: She wrecked my entire office!

Lucas: Come on! Couldn't this wait until --

Cass: She scrambled files. She threw away critical material. She even erased computer disks. No one in the office can find a thing.

Frankie: Well, you had it coming to you. Firing me when all I --

Cass: I have a very, very important case first thing in the morning, but do -- can I find the deposition that I need, the critical piece of evidence? No, because this bimbo lost it!

Frankie: I did not lose it.

Cass: Now I've got to stay up all night, and I'm going to be up the creek without a paddle in the morning.

Lucas: She quit working for you a long time ago, didnít she?

Cass: What'd you do with it? Throw it away with the coffee grounds?

Frankie: No, I did not throw it away with the coffee grounds. I put it in your drawer.

Cass: Oh, she put it in my drawer. Great. Which drawer, huh? And never mind with the fast answers. You know what you're going to do? You're coming with me right now. I'm sorry, Lucas. I know she works for you now -- for which I can only say, God help you -- but this bimbo is coming over to my office right now, and she's going to help me find that damn file. Now come on.

Lucas: Hey, hey, let go of her arm. Quit calling her a bimbo and treat her like a lady!

Cass: A lady?

Frankie: Oh, it's ok, Lucas. This is his normal, charming self. He canít help it. Come on, stupid. I'll help you find your deposition.

Cass: Yeah, you'd better.

Frankie: It's probably been in your briefcase for three days.

Cass: Oh, yeah, right. Come on, follow me.

Lucas: All right. You can go now. But this isnít over. I want my answer.

Cass: Come on, Frame. Good help is impossible to find.

Stacey: Derek, I know how much your freedom means to you, and I donít want to see you go back to that cell.

Derek: I'll handle it.

Stacey: How?

Derek: Well, for one thing, I'll know I wonít be alone. For the first time in my life, I'll know that there's someone on my side fighting for me.

Stacey: That's right. I will.

Derek: And I'll be ok.

[Knock on door]

Jimmy: Ok, folks, my replacement's on the way up. If he sees you're here --

Stacey: Right. Oh, no, understood. Absolutely.

Derek: Can we have one more minute?

Jimmy: Ok.

Stacey: Thank you.

Derek: Goodbye. I'll see you in court.

Stacey: Derek, listen, if anything goes wrong and I'm not --

Derek: Shh. I believe in you. We'll find a way.

Josie: Oh, I always wanted to go to Europe, live there, especially the Riviera.

Matt: Mm-hmm. I remember.

Josie: The party phone?

Matt: Uh-huh. You were Riviera.

Josie: And you were Captain Cool.

Matt: Oh, I canít believe I picked that name. What a stupid name.

Josie: I really played it to the hilt, didnít I?

Matt: Yes, you did. You had me convinced you were a jet setter's daughter.

Josie: Well, I guess I got a little carried away.

Matt: It was a good fantasy, though, Riviera.

Josie: You know, I saw this movie once. I donít remember the plot or anything, but --

Matt: Mm-hmm.

Josie: I remember the pale, blue water and flowers and the boats and --

Matt: Mm-hmm.

Josie: All these elegantly dressed people in their yachts.

Matt: I was there once with Mom and Mac. I told you about that before. It was a beautiful place.

Josie: You know, whenever my mom was depressed and broke, and whenever I was sad, I used to dream about being there.

Matt: Oh, now you can go for good -- if you want. So, Russ has to know by tomorrow morning, huh?

Josie: Yeah. He's got to make all the arrangements -- a place to live, things like that.

Matt: Right.

Josie: I donít know if I can go.

Matt: What, you -- you probably wonít go or --

Josie: Well, I mean, times aren't so tough anymore. Things are good.

Matt: Yeah. Russ is leaving, though. I know how important it is for you to be around him.

Josie: But what about us? We just found each other again.

Matt: Yeah. I can always visit you.

Josie: It wonít be the same.

Matt: Listen, Josie, if it's what you want --

Josie: Well, what happens when I want to talk? Well, I canít just come tapping on your window when I'm a million miles away.

Matt: Yeah, I -- I think you'd have to call.

Josie: Yeah.

Matt: Listen, it's not like it's going to be forever, right?

Josie: I'm so afraid that you're going to meet someone else when I'm away. What if I lose you?

Matt: No chance.

Josie: I should go.

Matt: Uh-uh.

Josie: No, I really should.

Matt: No, no, no, no, no, no. You should stay right here because if you're going off to the Riviera, I want to spend every last minute with you.

Josie: I love you.

Matt: I love you, too.

Matt: Oh.

Josie: Look at the stars.

Matt: Yeah. Remember this when you're on the Riviera.

Josie: What?

Matt: We can both go out at night and look up at the same stars.

John: I said there's no -- no perfect moment.

Sharlene: I think this is just -- just absolutely beautiful.

John: Well -- uh -- ahem. Are you going to let me put it on you?

John: I was kind of hoping that, you know, there might be a -- a "yes" in there somewhere.

Sharlene: Didnít I say it?

John: "Yes"?

Sharlene: No?

John: No.

Sharlene: Yes -- yes!

John: Yes?

Sharlene: Yes!

John: Yes?

Sharlene: Yes!

John: Oh, that has a nice sound to it -- yes.

Sharlene: Yes!

[John laughs]

Sharlene: Whoo! Oh! Look at you! I canít believe you did all this! Yes, I can -- I can, too, believe it. It's just like you.

John: Of course it's like me. I'm just a hopeless romantic and I'm always planning stuff like this.

Sharlene: Oh. Always so quiet but you love me. I know you do.

John: Good.

Sharlene: I do. I want to tell the whole world right now, tonight.

John: Well, I tell you what -- we could jump in the pickup truck, drive downtown --

Sharlene: No, no.

John: Hang our heads out the window and shout it out to the world.

Sharlene: Let's not. We'll get arrested disturbing the peace.

John: Not tonight?

Sharlene: No. No.

[John groans]

Sharlene: Oh.

[Sharlene chuckles]

John: I never thought that I'd do this.

Sharlene: Get married?

John: Love was always for other people.

Sharlene: I know. I never thought I'd feel this way again. All those bad years, memories, shame.

John: That's over.

Sharlene: Yes, it is. Let's see, it was right here in this barn.

John: What?

Sharlene: This is where I told you who I was, about my past.

John: Sharlene?

Sharlene: What?

John: From now on, there are no conditions. >From now on, it's just you and me.

[Classical music plays]

Frankie: No, you did not have to race over there and barge in like a crazy man.

Cass: Frankie, I was trying to save your neck.

Frankie: It didnít need to be saved!

Cass: Well, some part of your anatomy was in deep trouble.

[Music stops]

Frankie: Yeah, all of me was fine.

Cass: Yeah?

Frankie: Yeah.

Cass: I suppose he had you backed into a corner and was yelling at you because he liked your typing skills.

Frankie: What did you do to my place?

Cass: Oh, please, donít get me started with your place, Frankie.

Frankie: I donít believe this.

Cass: Now, come on, tell me the truth, will you? He's onto you, isnít he?

Frankie: He doesn't know anything for sure.

Cass: Well, what happened?

Frankie: Well, I was going through his books and --

Cass: Oh, and he caught you? Of all the stupid --

Frankie: Do you want to hear what I found out or donít you?

Cass: Yes.

Frankie: The guy is in really hot water.

Cass: You mean financially?

Frankie: No, I mean he was taking a bath. Of course financially. He's way overdrawn.

Cass: Well, so? It can happen to the best of us. It's happened to me a couple of times.

Frankie: Yeah, well, I'm -- we're talking really big bucks here, amigo.

Cass: Probably has a huge credit line.

Frankie: Yeah, well, you know what I was thinking is that if he's broke, maybe he'd be interested in stealing some art.

Cass: Possibly.

Frankie: Yeah, and did you get anything from Caroline?

Cass: Oh, Frankie. You know, sometimes you are so crude that even I --

Frankie: Information, wise guy. Did you get any information from Caroline?

Cass: Information?

Frankie: Yes.

Cass: Oh, well, she said that she tried to interest Lucas in a few pieces of art, but he wouldnít buy.

Frankie: That's it?

Cass: That's all that she said.

Frankie: Oh, you really pumped her, huh?

Cass: That's enough with that talk, Frankie.

Frankie: Yeah, I'm putting it on the line over there and you're putting it --

Cass: I said that's enough, Frankie.

Frankie: I donít even know why I bother to ask. It should've been really obvious to me when I called you up and she hung up on me. If that is your idea of an emergency phone number --

Cass: Wait a minute, you're the one who called?

Frankie: Who else? Well, why did you race over to Lucas' anyway? What tipped you off?

Cass: I came back here and I saw the two of you through the window. Oh, by the way, your state-of-the-art microphone is on the fritz again.

Frankie: You left Caroline the wonderful and came here?

Cass: Yes, and I've regretted it ever since.

Frankie: You left a nice warm bed and came here?

Cass: Yeah.

Frankie: Why?

Cass: I donít know. I just had a hunch.

Frankie: Oh. Sure.

Cass: But I think to myself it doesn't make any sense at all because all I do is have you chew my ear off about me barging in when you were doing just fine.

Frankie: I was doing just fine.

Cass: You know, women like Caroline donít come along every day!

Frankie: Oh, yes, I know. Oh, there is a God!

Cass: What do you have against her anyway?

Frankie: I have nothing against her! What ticks me off is that you donít have any faith in me as a P.I.

Cass: I do have faith in you as a P.I.! I just worry about you, that's all.

Frankie: It's getting late. I think we should get some sleep.

Cass: Yeah. I guess we should. So, I should go.

Frankie: Yeah. You should.

Cass: Are you going to do anything dumb? You're not, are you, like respond to a 4:00 A.M. beep from Lucas or something?

Frankie: No. I'm not on call. Everything's cool, least till the morning.

Cass: Ok. Good night.

Frankie: Oh, you donít have to do that. I disarmed it when I came in.

Cass: You do that with a lot of things, Frankie. Take care of yourself.

Josie: Matt! Matt!

Matt: Huh -- what?

Josie: It's morning. We fell asleep!

Matt: Yeah, yeah.

Josie: What time is it?

Matt: Oh, good morning. 7:02.

Josie: Oh, my God!

Matt: Wait, wait, wait. Will you just calm down?

Josie: I've got to go!

Matt: No, you donít. We're going to go in. We're going to have a little breakfast with my mom --

Josie: I've --

Matt: She wonít mind, believe me.

Josie: Well, Russ will. I've got to get home before he finds out that I was out.

Matt: Wait a minute. You give him a call, you say "look, Russ --"

Josie: No, no, no -- he'll have a fit if he finds out I stayed out all night. Olivia told me that he gets angry about things like this.

Matt: Oh, yeah, that's right. She told me, too. Listen, Josie, well -- what's it going to be like going to Europe with Russ?

Josie: I donít really know. I donít know him that well.

Matt: I mean, he could be really strict.

Josie: But I donít know that he is. That's why I think I should go -- because I want to get to know him. He's my father.

Matt: Right.

Josie: And I feel like we owe each other this time.

Matt: He will be happy to hear that.

Josie: Do I look like a mess?

Matt: No. Beautiful, as usual.

Josie: I should go.

Matt: Sound pretty sure you're going to go.

Josie: Yeah, I think I am.

Matt: Off to the Riviera.

Josie: Yeah.

Matt: Have you talked to your mom?

Josie: No. No. I should, shouldnít I? Oh, boy, I'm kind of dreading that.

Matt: Why?

Josie: She's going to be so hurt.

John: Good morning.

Sharlene: I had -- I had the best dream.

John: You did?

Sharlene: Yeah. I did. I wanted to tell you I -- I dreamed that -- that someone asked me to marry him, someone that I love more than anything. And -- and he gave me this ring. Like -- oh, I donít -- oh --

John: What?

Sharlene: It wasn't a dream.

John: Too bad.

Guard: I just talked to the warden. They'll be coming to get you in about an hour.

Derek: Ok.

[Knock on door]

Frankie: Good morning.

Stacey: Hi. You're here early today.

Frankie: Get any sleep at all?

Stacey: No.

Frankie: Derek's case? I'll get you some coffee.

Stacey: I got to get him out of this bail hearing.

Frankie: Yeah, I know. He kind of freaks when he's caged in, doesn't he?

Stacey: Thanks. I'm going to go down to the hospital one last time before they take him back to jail.

Frankie: Yeah, well, do him a favor, will you? Will you practice your smiling on the way there? You're beginning to look like one of those movies about the French revolution.

Stacey: Did you and Cass come up with anything new on Lucas?

Frankie: Well, we're following a new lead, but we donít have anything solid yet. Is Cass up yet?

Stacey: No. He got in late last night.

Frankie: Yeah, I know. Will you tell him something for me, Stacey?

Stacey: Mm-hmm, sure.

Frankie: Will you tell him -- and make sure he gets this right, ok? Tell him the reason that I was fired is --

[Knock on door]

Stacey: Who the heck is that?

Lucas: Hello?

[Frankie gasps]

Lucas: Are you there?

Frankie: It's Lucas.

Stacey: What?

Lucas: Winthrop?

Frankie: He cannot see me, Stacey. He cannot see me here.

Stacey: Shh. Just be quiet and hide somewhere.

Frankie: Wait, wait, wait. Tell him the reason that I was fired --

Stacey: Good morning.

Lucas: Good morning. Is your brother here?

Stacey: Well, we haven't started our office hours yet.

Lucas: Oh, I saw the cars parked outside. I figured attorneys work the same hours as I do.

Stacey: Well, as a matter of fact, I'm on my way to see a client right now.

Lucas: I wonít keep you long. I just wanted to ask you a few questions about Frankie Frame.

Stacey: I really canít stay.

Lucas: Surely you can answer one question.

Stacey: No, I'm afraid not.

Cass: What are you doing here, Lucas?

Lucas: Ah, the hard-working attorney. I'm glad you haven't left for that case yet.

Cass: Yeah, right. The D.A. came down with the flu.

Lucas: Oh.

Cass: So, Stace, you can go ahead if you want to. I'll talk to Lucas.

Stacey: Oh, thanks. Yeah, I will. Cass, there's a package for you in your office.

Cass: Ok, thank you.

Stacey: Goodbye.

Lucas: Ms. Winthrop.

Cass: See you, Stace.

[Door closes]

Lucas: Everything go all right last night?

Cass: Yes, thank you.

Lucas: Prosecutor got ill?

Cass: Right.

Lucas: Lucky break.

Cass: Very lucky. Yeah. I need coffee. What can I do for you, Lucas?

Lucas: Why was Frankie fired?

John: Sharlene, we're going to have to get going sometime this morning.

Sharlene: Probably.

John: Ooh. You cold?

Sharlene: No, I'm not cold. I just donít want to get up. This is a magical place, you know that?

John: Well, then we'll just have to take this magic with us.

Sharlene: Yes, we will.

John: Forever and ever.

[Door closes]

Josie: Mama, you in here? Mama, John --

Sharlene: Josie -- you're up early.

Josie: Yeah. Um -- this place looks beautiful.

John: Thank you.

Josie: Did you do this?

Sharlene: No. No, I didnít, John did. Uh -- Josie, I'm really very glad that you -- you're here, because we have something to tell you.

John: Josie, I -- I have asked your mother to marry me.

Sharlene: And I said yes.

Cass: Why do you want to know about Frankie now?

Lucas: Why was she fired?

Cass: Who said she was fired?

Lucas: Wasn't she fired?

Cass: Actually, I'd really rather not discuss it. It's personal to Frankie and private to the firm.

Lucas: I think I have a right to know.

Cass: You mean, as in a right under the constitution?

Lucas: You know what I mean, Winthrop. She's reading some sensitive material. I want to know if she tells the truth.

Cass: Shouldnít you have checked her out before you hired her?

Lucas: Something made me think I should rethink it.

Cass: So you want to know why she left?

Lucas: Was she fired?

Cass: If you must know the truth, yes, she was fired. She stole money.

Lucas: Why didnít you prosecute?

Cass: Are you kidding? We're lawyers. She'll get off on probation, we get a lot of negative publicity.

Lucas: Oh, right. Mm-hmm.

Cass: Anything else?

Lucas: No, thank you.

Cass: You're welcome. Now, if you donít mind, I'd really like to be alone with my morning coffee.

Lucas: Sure. Bye.

[Door closes]

Cass: You can come out now.

Frankie: Man, talk about luck --

Cass: Coffee?

Frankie: How did you know I was in there?

Cass: Stacey.

Frankie: How did you know what lie to tell? You said the surveillance mike was on the fritz. How did you know?

Cass: I always listen at the door before I barge into a room. You should try that sometime, Frankie.

Frankie: Oh, I will.

Cass: Were you scared?

Frankie: Me? Nah, I'm never scared.

Cass: Yeah?

Frankie: Oh, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you. Thank you for listening. Thank you.

Cass: It's ok, Frankie.

Frankie: Oh --

Cass: Frankie --

Frankie: Huh?

Cass: I have no air in my -- it's ok, that's enough. Just one thing, though.

Frankie: What?

Cass: From now on, you report everything to me so that we try to avoid these little situations, you know?

Frankie: Yes, boss!

Cass: Relax. I'm going to Chicago for a few days.

Frankie: Oh. You are?

Cass: Yeah, on business.

Frankie: Oh.

Cass: So donít push this Lucas thing while I'm gone, ok?

Frankie: Why not? He bought -- he bought our story. I can go back and plead for my job. It's safe.

Cass: Frankie, I have a distinct feeling that nothing is ever really safe when you're around.

Frankie: Ah. Another vote of confidence. Just what I need.

Cass: If you get into trouble while I'm gone, who's going to bail you out?

Frankie: Well, I donít know. I guess you'll just have to hurry back.

Stacey: I have a right to see my client.

Guard: He'll be out in a minute.

Stacey: I donít think you understand the law on this point. A prisoner cannot be denied right to see his attorney at any given moment. Derek, hi. Are you ok?

Derek: Yeah. I didnít expect to see you.

Stacey: I didnít want a repeat of last time. I want to remind you that my client was in here due to injuries inflicted on him by guards at the prison.

Officer: Right. Let's get going.

Stacey: Why do you have a gun? You donít need a gun.

Officer: New policy. We had two escapes last month.

Stacey: He's got handcuffs on. Isnít that good enough?

Officer: Let's go.

Staceyís voice: "A good warrior never enters onto the battlefield to fight, but to right a wrong."

Stacey: Derek, I know what it means.

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