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Another World Transcript Monday 8/22/05

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Vicky: Oh, sounds rough.

Donna: I have knots in muscles I didnít even know existed.

Vicky: Well, a good massage will fix you right up, I'm sure.

Donna: Why donít you join me? They have that double booth --

Vicky: Uh-uh, uh-uh, I'm here to sweat.

Vicky: Because I need someone to work out with, and you're better than any of the trainers here.

Jake: Vicky, I've been trying to train you my entire life.

Vicky: Well, maybe your luck will change. Wipe this off and wait for me. I'm going to go change.

Jake: Promises, promises. So, Donna, have you thought any more about my proposition?

Donna: You call it a proposition, I call it out-and-out blackmail.

Jake: But you have thought about it?

Donna: I'm not interested. Hi. How are you?

Man: Hi, Mrs. Hudson. How are you?

Donna: Good.

Man: You're right on time. Let's have a look. Ok, let's get you set up.

Donna: Thanks.

Jake: "Donna Hudson, massage, room number seven." Seven's always been my lucky number.

Josie: You're getting married?

Sharlene: Uh-huh.

Josie: You're really --

John: Yeah, we're really.

Josie: Engaged?

Sharlene: Yeah. Would you like to see the ring?

Josie: The ring. Yeah.

Sharlene: You like it?

Josie: It's beautiful.

John: We hope you're as happy about this as we are, Josie.

Sharlene: Honey, because we want you to realize how important --

John: We want you to realize how important your feelings are to us.

Sharlene: About this engagement, because, sweetheart, you are very much a part of this. Oh, come here.

Josie: Oh, mama.

Lucas: I really do appreciate you meeting me here.

Iris: Well, you were so evasive on the telephone.

Lucas: I didnít mean to be.

Iris: But, darling, you were mysterious and very intriguing.

Lucas: I just wanted the pleasure of your company.

Iris: Well, I'm all yours.

[Phone rings]

Lucas: Excuse me. Lucas.

Rachel: Lucas, it's Rachel.

Lucas: Good morning, Rachel.

Rachel: I got your message. Hilda said it was urgent.

Lucas: Well, it is to me. I'd like to invite you to brunch this morning.

Rachel: Lucas, this is pretty short notice. I have a pretty busy schedule today.

Lucas: Still have to eat.

Rachel: This is true.

Lucas: Listen, it's quite important that we meet. It's about Cory Publishing.

Rachel: Is it about Iris?

Lucas: It's not something I can explain on the phone.

Rachel: Where do you want to meet?

Lucas: Paradise?

Rachel: All right, fine. When?

Lucas: Is 11:00 convenient?

Rachel: Yeah, fine.

Lucas: Ok. I'll see you then?

Rachel: Ok.

Lucas: Bye-bye.

Rachel: Hi, honey.

Matt: Hi. That was Lucas, huh?

Rachel: Yeah.

Matt: First dinner, now brunch?

Rachel: You disapprove?

Matt: Well, Amanda does.

Rachel: Amandaís overprotective.

Matt: I didnít mean to upset you.

Rachel: I'm not upset.

Matt: It's just lately, you seem very tense.

Rachel: Now you're being overprotective.

Matt: In other words, "Matthew, bug off."

Rachel: No, in other words, Matthew, I love you very much, but both of you worry about me too much.

Matt: Well --

[Doorbell rings]

Matt: I'll get it.

Man: Is Mrs. Cory here?

Matt: Yes, she is.

Man: Thank you.

Matt: Hey, excuse me. Hello?

Rachel: Mr. Van Sciver?

Mr. Van Sciver: Mrs. Cory, what happened? We were all expecting you.

Vicky: Amanda. You actually broke a sweat?

Amanda: I'd know that squeaky voice anywhere.

Vicky: Why aren't you playing the corporate mogul today? Things slow at Cory?

Amanda: What are you doing here, Vicky? Singles' bars not open yet?

Vicky: Actually, I'm waiting for Jake.

Amanda: Hasn't he learned his lesson?

Vicky: We're friends, Amanda. We forgive each other. You wouldnít know about things like that.

Amanda: You know, Vicky, you should come with a warning label -- "men, beware. This woman may be hazardous to your health and happiness."

Vicky: Oh. You're becoming a genuine standup comic. Too bad you write your own material. Hello, Evan.

Evan: Hi, Vicky.

Vicky: Aren't you looking very businesslike today.

Evan: And you're not.

Vicky: Do you like?

Evan: Would you excuse me for a minute?

Vicky: Of course.

Evan: Amanda, I'd like to speak to you in private over here, please?

Amanda: Sure. Is there a problem?

Evan: Yes, there is. I thought we agreed for you to stay out of my personal life.

Man: Your masseuse will be with you in a minute, ok?

Donna: Hmm, thank you.

Donna: Ah, there you are. Mmm. Now, I am very tense. My whole back is totally knotted up, and I'd like a very, very firm massage. If you could just take your thumbs and dig them into either side of my spine -- oh, that's cold. Ok. Yes, just cover me -- oh, yes. Oh, that's really nice. Your hands are so strong. Right there in between my shoulder blades is where it's the worst. Oh, that's wonderful. Oh. Oh. You just have no idea the stress in the corporate world. We have to make million-dollar deals every five minutes. It is just exhausting.

Jake: You're right, I have no idea.

Donna: What? Jake!

Jake: So I suggest to avoid the stress --

Donna: Jake!

Jake: Put yourself in my hands.

Donna: What are you doing, Jake?

Jake: Oh, Donna, making sure that you're nice and relaxed so you can think clearly and make the right decision.

Donna: Jake, get out of here!

Jake: You invest in my --

Donna: Jake!

Jake: You invest in my video business, I leave Vicky alone. What better deal can you make, Donna?

Donna: Jake!

John: Is she ok?

Josie: I'm fine.

Sharlene: She's fine.

John: She's crying.

Josie: I am so happy.

Sharlene: She's so -- John, she's -- you're what?

John: Happy?

Josie: More than you'll ever know.

Sharlene: But, Josie -- John, she's happy.

John: Yeah, I know, I heard.

Sharlene: But, I thought -- I mean, I didnít want to think it was true, but I thought -

John: Well, we both thought --

Sharlene: That you wouldnít like the idea.

Josie: Why?

Sharlene: Jos --

Josie: Ok, ok, I know we've had our problems, but I always wanted you to be -- and now you are.

Sharlene: Josie.

John: Uh, I'm going to go get a cup of coffee.

Josie: Canít believe I'm crying.

Sharlene: I can. You take after me. And now look, you got me started.

Josie: Donít you envy those people who never cry?

Sharlene: No, I donít envy them.

Josie: No, they're always in control.

Sharlene: Oh, Josie, God, honey, control is not all it's cracked up to be. I finally realize that.

Josie: Are you happy?

Sharlene: John is a wonderful man. He's kind, he is generous.

Josie: And gorgeous.

Sharlene: And that, too!

Josie: Yeah.

Sharlene: And I love him. I really do.

Josie: What?

Sharlene: Josie, for so long, it's just been the two of us, me and you.

Josie: I guess -- I guess it's time for us to branch out.

Sharlene: Josie, there can still be a you and me, even if there are other people in our lives.

Josie: Important people.

Sharlene: You've grown up. I have to let you go.

Josie: I'm so glad that you have John.

Sharlene: Josie, you know, I tried to talk to you about this once before and it was somehow the wrong time, but I know that I have passed all of my fears along to you about men and the difference between love and sex.

Josie: But, mama, you didnít mean to.

Sharlene: But I thought I was protecting you. Maybe it was me. Maybe it was me I was protecting, and I was wrong.

Josie: This isnít the time to worry about that.

Sharlene: Josie, honey, I will always worry about you. You are the most important thing in my life. Donít you know that?

Josie: I always have.

Josie: And now you -- you have someone else, too. You have John.

Sharlene: Yeah. And finally I have begun to trust again in that kind of love, and I want you to have that.

Josie: Oh, I do, mama, with Matthew.

Sharlene: We're pretty lucky, huh?

Josie: Yeah.

Sharlene: No matter what.

Rachel: Um, expecting me?

Mr. Van Sciver: The Bay City arts council? Our budget meeting?

Rachel: Donít tell me it was last night.

Mr. Van Sciver: It was last night.

Rachel: I marked it down in my book.

Mr. Van Sciver: It was such an important meeting.

Rachel: I'm so sorry. Uh, something came up.

Mr. Van Sciver: We discussed who to invite as guest conductor for the philharmonic.

Rachel: Oh. I didnít write it down.

Mr. Van Sciver: Your husband never missed a meeting.

Rachel: I know.

Mr. Van Sciver: And when you were offered his seat on the board --

Rachel: Yes, you expected me to be the same way.

Mr. Van Sciver: We also wanted to vote for funding on the ballet company.

Rachel: Oh. Of course. I'm so sorry.

Mr. Van Sciver: If we want Mr. Orlov to leave the Kirov and start a company here --

Rachel: Of course we do. I'm putting up the funds for it.

Mr. Van Sciver: But you weren't there to vote.

Rachel: So you went ahead and voted anyway?

Mr. Van Sciver: Well, nobody wanted to go ahead without your input.

Rachel: I'm so sorry.

Mr. Van Sciver: Well, we were terribly disappointed.

Rachel: Well, could we have another meeting?

Mr. Van Sciver: Well, it may be too late.

Rachel: Oh, no, it's worth a try.

Mr. Van Sciver: All right, we can try.

Rachel: Good. Why donít you get your people to call all the people, and I'll keep my schedule open.

Mr. Van Sciver: That's a lot of work.

Rachel: Well, it's worth a try, isnít it?

Mr. Van Sciver: I hope so.

Rachel: Thank you, Mr. Van Sciver.

Mr. Van Sciver: Donít thank me yet. There's so much to do, so much.

Matt: Ahem. You were at dinner with Lucas when you were supposed to be at that meeting.

Rachel: Ok, ok, ok. The last thing I need is more people to be responsible for.

Matt: Mom, I think you should just take it easy --

Rachel: I canít take it easy. I'm late. I'm late for my brunch.

Iris: I thought you wanted the pleasure of my company.

Lucas: I do.

Iris: Then why did you invite Rachel Cory to brunch?

Lucas: Business before pleasure.

Iris: Yes, Cory business.

Lucas: Yes.

Iris: So why wasn't I invited? All right. Ok. I'll invite myself.

Lucas: To a brunch with Rachel?

Iris: I'd like you to remember that I am president of Cory Publishing, and if there is going to be any discussion of my company, I intend to be there!

Lucas: Fine.

Iris: You bet it's fine. It'd be pretty stupid to exclude me, wouldnít it?

Lucas: So we wonít.

Iris: Good!

Lucas: So you're in on the brunch?

Iris: Yes. Oh, hang on. Hang on. You planned this all along, didnít you?

Lucas: What difference does it make?

Iris: You tricked me.

Lucas: No, I didnít. I invited Rachel, and you invited you.

Iris: Well, why this sudden obsession with Rachel Cory?

Lucas: I have no obsessions.

Iris: Well, first, you take her to dinner, and now it's brunch.

Lucas: Oh, I hope you're not going to do this every time I share a meal with a woman.

Iris: You donít think I'm jealous of Rachel Cory, do you?

Lucas: Are you?

Iris: No, never.

Lucas: Well, that's good because we're launching "Sophisticate" in a month and we're going to need her help.

Iris: Uh-uh. You might need her, darling, I donít.

Lucas: Oh. Now, donít you play dumb. You know that I'm right, and you know how I feel about you.

Iris: Do I, Lucas? Do I?

Donna: Jake, I swear to God I'm going to scream this building down!

Jake: One minute. Just listen to me for one minute.

Donna: Get out of here!

Jake: I will.

Donna: Get away.

Jake: I promise.

Donna: Stand over there.

Jake: Donna, I'm not trying to con you or anything.

Donna: Video company --

Jake: I have never been more serious about anything in my entire life.

Donna: Yeah, you were serious about Marley, too, and look what happened to that.

Jake: This is business. You want to listen to me, or should we continue the massage?

Donna: Go on, go on.

Jake: Donna, I have thought about this for a long time. I have budgets, I have business plans. Hell, I've even found a space.

Donna: Space costs money.

Jake: This is going to make you a lot of money.

Donna: What about Victoria?

Jake: You give me the money and I am out of Vickyís life.

Donna: Why should I trust you?

Jake: Donna, we have our differences, but we're both opportunists.

Donna: I know you see me that way.

Jake: And this is quite an opportunity. Of course, if you need to talk to Michael before you commit the money --

Donna: I have my own money.

Jake: I'm sorry, I forgot.

Donna: I'll consider it.

Jake: Donít take too long. This offer may not be open forever.

Donna: Where you going?

Jake: Oh, I think I'm going to go give Vicky the workout of her life.

[Sharlene laughs]

Sharlene: Well --

Josie: Well, I think it definitely should be a big wedding.

Sharlene: Well, we haven't made any plans yet, Josie.

John: You two going to stand out here and talk all day long? Come on, have some coffee.

Josie: Oh, and you have to have a live band.

John: You're picking bands already?

Sharlene: Well, Josie seems to have the whole thing figured out.

Josie: Oh -- and your dress! What are you going to do about your dress?

Sharlene: I donít know about my dress. I haven't thought about --

Josie: I get to help you pick it out, donít I?

Sharlene: I would love that.

Josie: Great. Oh, when is it going to be?

Sharlene: Well, we haven't decided on that one, either.

Josie: Well, it's going to be soon, though, right?

Sharlene: Sometime this fall. Right, John?

John: Well, the sooner the better.

Josie: Like thanksgiving?

Sharlene: Maybe. Why?

Josie: And is it going to be in a church with bridesmaids and everything?

Sharlene: Josie, I know I want you with me.

Josie: You mean you want me to be your maid of honor?

Sharlene: Yeah, unless you donít like the idea. Or you -- or you canít be there?

Josie: I love the idea.

John: I think we ought to get married right here.

Josie: In the barn?

John: Yeah. What do you think?

Sharlene: I think it sounds good.

Josie: Well, I am so excited. I have to tell Matthew. And would you mind if I told --

Sharlene: Josie?

Josie: What?

Sharlene: Why are you so concerned about the date?

Josie: I'm just -- I'm excited.

Sharlene: Is it because you have to make plans?

Josie: Yeah, I've got to make plans.

Sharlene: Because you're going to Europe with Russ?

Amanda: Ok, there. It's all in order. I signed everything.

Evan: Good. Thanks.

Amanda: What were you talking about before?

Evan: About what?

Amanda: When you said that I was interfering in your personal life.

Evan: Well, I overheard your discussion with Vicky.

Amanda: What exactly did you hear?

Evan: I heard you going at it with Vicky.

Amanda: That had nothing to do with you.

Evan: Well, what did it have to do with, Amanda?

Amanda: I donít like her, ok?

Evan: Well, then why donít you just leave her alone?

Amanda: Me leave her alone? You're turning everything all around.

Evan: Whichever way it is, Amanda, why donít you just call it a truce?

Amanda: You actually think that was about you, donít you?

Evan: You're telling me it wasn't?

Amanda: I have some big news for you -- the world does not revolve around Evan Bates.

Evan: Wait a second, where are you going?

Amanda: More big news -- I donít have to clear my schedule with you.

Evan: But we have a business date, remember?

Amanda: Noon at Paradise. Do I ever forget a business date?

Evan: No.

Amanda: I'm going to go change.

Vicky: That woman must be a real joy to work with.

Evan: Vicky, I donít want to talk about her right now.

Vicky: Ok.

Ada: There you go. alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Rachel: Yeah.

Ada: We're still serving brunch. Can you stay?

Rachel: Well, that's why I'm here.

Ada: Terrific. Sharky makes the most fantastic hollandaise sauce, the eggs benedict are perfect. Give this to table six. Thanks.

Rachel: Well, actually, I'm here on business. I'm here to meet Lucas.

Ada: Lucas?

Rachel: Yeah. Did he make a reservation?

Ada: Yeah, yeah, he did. You're the one who's meeting Lucas? Dinner last night, brunch today?

Rachel: Donít you start.

Ada: I thought he was in the enemy camp.

Rachel: Maybe not.

Ada: He's Iris' right-hand man.

Rachel: They worked together on a project.

Ada: The one project that got Iris voted president of Cory Publishing.

Rachel: Where's our table?

Ada: Have I got the wrong information or what?

Rachel: I donít think you have the wrong information. I've been getting to know him. Maybe he's more his own man than we thought.

Ada: Uh-huh. Oh, well, not today he isnít.

Lucas: Rachel, have you been waiting long?

Rachel: No, I just got here.

Lucas: Good morning, Mrs. Hobson.

Ada: Lucas.

Lucas: What table would you like us at?

Ada: If there's just the three of you.

Lucas: Just the three of us.

Rachel: I didnít understand that Iris was coming.

Iris: Well, hello to you, too. Anything super-special on the menu today, Ada?

Ada: What about a knuckle sandwich?

Iris: Thank you.

Lucas: Mm-hmm.

Iris: You're going to sit between us like a referee?

Lucas: There's no need for a referee.

Rachel: No, there isnít.

Iris: I was just trying to keep everything nice and light.

Lucas: I think we ought to keep focused.

Rachel: On what?

Lucas: On our goals.

Rachel: Which are?

Iris: Well, isnít that perfectly obvious, Rachel?

Rachel: Not to me.

Lucas: May I speak for a moment, please?

Iris: Oh, please do.

Lucas: Now, I think that you two are two of the most intelligent, most creative women I have ever known. You are also executives in one of the greatest publishing companies in the world. You are about to launch one of the most exciting publications in decades. And you're going to blow it all.

Iris: What?

Lucas: Unless you learn to work together.

Josie: Would it just kill you, mama?

Sharlene: No. I know how long you've dreamed of living like this.

Josie: But I canít miss your wedding.

John: You wonít, you wonít. Listen, we'll fly you home.

Sharlene: Of course. We'll just fly you home.

John: You wonít miss a thing.

Josie: Really?

Sharlene: Josie, we would not have our wedding without you.

John: We'll make all our arrangements around your schedule.

Sharlene: We'll just make our plans now.

John: Yeah, before you leave.

Sharlene: And you can help me pick out my dress, we'll decide on a date, and we'll figure out how to make this barn into --

Josie: Russ wants to leave by the end of the week.

Sharlene: Oh. Well, then we're just going to have to work fast. So I'm going to get myself dressed and we'll do some shopping today, ok?

Josie: She's upset, isnít she?

John: She'll be all right.

Josie: I hope so. John, my mother has been hurt so many times.

John: I'll never hurt her.

Josie: I know you feel that way now, but what happens if things donít work out? What happens if the marriage doesn't work? I donít think that my mother can take it.

John: Well, for one thing, your mother can take a lot more than you think she can. And for another, she and I are not only in love, we're great friends. We respect each other. This marriage is going to work. There's something else that I need to tell you, especially since you're leaving for Europe with Russ. You need to understand that my intention is not to take your mother from you. I see you two as a family. But I would like to ask your permission to be a part of that family.

Josie: You already have.

Vicky: Mmm, I'm going to be starved after this workout.

Evan: Well, I can see why. You really go at it, Vicky.

Vicky: When I can. Free for lunch?

Evan: No, actually, I have a business meeting with Amanda.

Vicky: Oh, come on, canít Amanda handle it alone?

Evan: Well, I have to be there. It's this potential editor, so --

Vicky: Ok, fine. Some other time.

Evan: But I think maybe we could trade lunch for dinner?

Vicky: Possibly. When?

Evan: Tonight, under the moonlight?

Vicky: Tonight?

Evan: Sure, if you're free.

Vicky: Possibly.

Evan: Well, good.

Vicky: What'd you have in mind?

Evan: We can go wherever you want, we can go do whatever you want to do.

Vicky: Ooh.

Evan: As long as I drive.

Vicky: You're never going to let me live that down, are you?

Evan: No. So what do you say about dinner?

Vicky: Sure. Why not. Maybe we can get in more trouble this time.

Evan: I hope.

Donna: I'm not even going to have to consider your proposition. Looks like things are resolving themselves very nicely.

Jake: Wait a minute. What are you talking about?

Donna: Well, just look at them over there.

Jake: Donna, this is not what it seems like.

Donna: Well, the signals are very clear to me, plain as day.

Jake: I donít believe this. You donít know what's going on.

Donna: What?

Jake: You mean Vicky didnít let you in on the master plan?

Donna: What master plan?

Jake: Well, she didnít say anything. I donít know that I should be saying anything.

Donna: You tell me right now.

Jake: I donít know.

Donna: No, tell me this instant.

Jake: Vicky is not interested in Evan Bates.

Donna: She certainly is.

Jake: This is just a ploy.

Donna: No, it's not.

Jake: She's using Evan so she can see Jamie and the Coryís. Of course, he doesn't know that.

Evan: Well, I really should be going.

Vicky: Am I keeping you?

Evan: Yes and no.

Vicky: Oh.

Evan: Listen, I'll call you later.

Donna: How do you know all that?

Jake: Vicky is my friend. She confides in me.

Vicky: What are you two plotting?

Jake: Oh, I was just asking your mother how her massage was.

Vicky: Ah. And?

Donna: It was inadequate, at best.

Vicky: Oh.

Donna: And now I'm going to the steam room. Do you want to join me?

Vicky: No, I'm still waiting for that workout you promised me.

Jake: Get in there. Let's go. She loves me.

John: Hi.

Sharlene: Did Josie --

John: She was very anxious to go and talk to Matthew.

Sharlene: She's going.

John: I know.

Sharlene: She's really -- she's really going to live with Russ in France.

John: She'll be back.

Sharlene: She did seem real happy about us.

John: Yeah, yeah, she gave me quite a talking-to after you left.

Sharlene: What?

John: Told me there'd be hell to pay if I ever hurt you.

Sharlene: Did she really?

John: I'm very proud of you.

Sharlene: Me? Why?

John: Because when Josie told you she was leaving, you never made her feel guilty.

Sharlene: Oh. I wanted to. No, really, the words were right --

John: Yeah, but you didnít. No matter how far she travels or wherever she lives, you have to know that she's already come home to you.

Sharlene: You really think so?

John: Yep.

Sharlene: Well, I love you. And if Josie understands --

John: She does.

Sharlene: Then if Josie understands, I know that all that stuff about my past and what I did, it's over.

John: Over.

John: So tell me, think this old barn's going to be a little too cold for a wedding in November?

Sharlene: I hope not. I thought you had the greatest idea.

John: Well, I just had another idea.

Sharlene: What?

John: I thought that what we'd do is set up bails of hay all along over here for people to sit on during the wedding ceremony. Then afterwards, we clear them all out of the way, bring in a bluegrass band, and dance the night away.

Sharlene: Oh, yeah.

John: Huh?

Sharlene: And I'm going to do all the cooking, by the way. Maybe Josie will help. She said she'd be back. And all our friends, they can --

John: You know what?

Sharlene: What?

John: I canít wait.

Sharlene: You're late for work.

John: Oh, my gosh, you're right.

Sharlene: Mm-hmm.

John: And you know what?

Sharlene: Hmm?

John: Russ wonít be there to bug me.

Sharlene: Oh, God. Everything's going to be all right, isnít it?

John: Everything's going to be fine. Coming back to the house?

Sharlene: No. I'm going to stay right here and get some chores done.

John: Well, good. Turn out these lanterns. I'll see you later.

Sharlene: Ok.

Johnís voice: Everything's going to be fine.

["Wedding March" plays]

[Coins jingle]

Sharlene: No.

Minister: Who gives this woman?

Sharlene: I'm not like that. This is my wedding. That -- that man is going to be my husband. My daughter is here.

Minister: Who gives this woman?

Sharlene: John?

Minister: Who gives this woman?

Sharlene: Josie? No! No, you're gone! You're gone!

Minister: Who gives this woman?

Man: I do. I do, I do.


Sharlene: Stop it! Stop it! Stop it! Stop it! Stop it! No. John? Oh, God. No, it wonít be like that. It wonít.

Matt: Yeah, well, Dad, I wanted to talk to you about Mom. No, she's not here right now. She'll be back in the evening. Well, yeah, yeah. I mean, she's been kind of tense. Well, I'm kind of worried about her. I donít know what's going on. Oh, Dad, can I call you back?

Josie: Oh, no, you can talk.

Matt: No, it's ok. Uh-huh. Just give me your number. Yeah, I'll give you a call back in an hour or so. Ok. Yeah, it's ok. I'll call you back. Bye-bye. What are you doing here?

Josie: Well, I donít like that greeting at all.

Matt: Is that better?

Josie: Much.

Matt: I thought you were going to be over at Russ'.

Josie: I went to see my mom.

Matt: Oh. Um, did you tell them?

Josie: Well, first they told me something. Matthew, you're not going to believe it.

Matt: Oh, she and John are getting married?

Josie: How'd you guess?

Matt: Well, I've seen them together. You know, they're not exactly casual.

Josie: He gave her a ring and everything. Matthew, they're getting married.

Matt: You donít seem too depressed about it.

Josie: You should see how in love they are. Oh, and donít tell anyone because they want them to tell everyone themselves.

Matt: Ok.

Josie: And John said that he'd fly me back in November.

Matt: So you told them?

Josie: Yeah. Yeah, I told them.

Matt: Gosh, it's kind of final.

Josie: Well, I'll get to see you in November, too.

Matt: Yeah. Right.

Josie: And then maybe I could stay in Bay City for a few days before I go back.

Matt: Sure, I mean, you would have to.

Josie: Yeah, right.

Matt: I mean, you canít come in one day and fly out the next day.

Josie: Especially after a long flight like that.

Matt: No, you have to get over jet lag and stuff.

Josie: And all the plans for my mom's wedding.

Matt: Sure.

Josie: And then, um, maybe you could -- you could come see me in -- in December.

Matt: Definitely, yeah.

Josie: And maybe you could stay --

Matt: Yeah.

Josie: This is crazy.

Matt: What?

Josie: I canít go to Europe with Russ.

Rachel: Lucas, I didnít come here for a lecture.

Lucas: I have seen how infighting can rip a company apart.

Rachel: In this case, it wonít.

Iris: Oh, come on, Rachel, lighten up. Lucas just wants to help.

Rachel: Who?

Lucas: I have no ax to grind.

Rachel: No, you have a magazine you want to put out on the stands.

Lucas: Well, I'll grant you that.

Rachel: And you need my help.

Iris: No, the magazine will come out with or without your help.

Lucas: No, you're right, Rachel, we'd be far better off with your help. So what do you say? Why donít we call a truce until the magazine's launched?

Rachel: I say you're making much too much of this.

Iris: Oh, you and I are making too much of it?

Rachel: Listen to me. The board made you president of Cory Publishing. They made me C.E.O. and chairman of the board. Obviously, they want us to work together, and we will.

Lucas: Well, you could've fooled me. Walking into "Brava" is like walking through the D.M.Z. of enemy camps.

Ada: Excuse me. Lucas, there's a phone call for you. You can get at the bar.

Lucas: Thank you. Excuse me.

Rachel: Well, I'll say one thing for Lucas, he has a lot of courage.

Iris: You mean bringing us two together like this?

Rachel: Nobody in their right minds would ever do that.

Iris: Daddy would.

Rachel: Are you saying Lucas is like your father?

Iris: Only in his courage. Apart from that, he is nothing like my father.

Rachel: I understand the two of you are seeing each other.

Iris: Oh, is that what your little spies tell you?

Rachel: It's common knowledge, Iris.

Iris: Lucas and I are good friends. Do you object?

Rachel: No, I donít object. I'm just surprised, that's all.

Iris: About what?

Rachel: Your mixing business and pleasure.

Iris: Oh, come on, Rachel, what are you getting at?

Rachel: I'm not getting at anything. I'm just making an observation.

Iris: Lucas and I understand each other.

Rachel: I'm sure you do.

Iris: In many ways we're alike.

Rachel: Really?

Iris: Mm-hmm. And I can handle him.

Rachel: Oh, I bet you do.

Iris: He's enigmatic, unpredictable, and you canít trust him.

Rachel: Is this all on his resume?

Lucas: Well, that was interesting.

Iris: What was it?

Lucas: It was about the red swan.

Josie: What in the world is wrong with me?

Matt: Nothing.

Josie: I canít go!

Matt: You canít?

Josie: No! My mother is getting married.

Matt: True.

Josie: Yeah, and I'm madly in love.

Matt: With a wonderful guy.

Josie: That's right. And -- you're so cute. And Mrs. Wheeler has tons of plans for me.

Matt: Oh, I thought I'd never say this -- God bless Iris.

Josie: I would be crazy to leave now.

Matt: Wait, are you sure about this? I mean, you're sure? You're not just --

Josie: Matthew, Matthew, I donít even want to go.

Matt: Ha-ha! She doesn't even want to go! Do you know I have been praying for this to happen?

Josie: Why didnít you say something?

Matt: No, I couldnít.

Josie: Yes, you could have.

Matt: No, I couldnít. This was your big opportunity.

Josie: Matthew, there is nothing -- nothing more important than you.

Matt: Do you have any idea how much I love you?

Josie: Yeah. Yeah, I bet I do.

Matt: Hmm.

Josie: Hmm.

Amanda: I'll call you later, Mom.

Rachel: Ok.

Amanda: Thanks, grandma.

Ada: Ok, honey, sit down.

Evan: Thank you.

Ada: Evan. I'll send your guest over as soon as he comes.

Amanda: Still canít believe he's late. He has a job interview.

Ada: Ok, why donít you look these over while you're waiting, ok?

Evan: Thank you, Ada.

Amanda: Thanks, grandma.

Ada: Right.

Amanda: I mean, isnít it common courtesy to call if you know you're going to be late?

Evan: Amanda, just relax. He's probably stuck in traffic.

Amanda: Relax? You are telling me to relax?

Evan: Amanda, he will be here.

Amanda: You are the one who's been so uptight all day long.

Evan: Really? Why donít we just drop that?

Amanda: Claiming that I -- I was interfering in your personal life? All right, look, what I said may not have been very ladylike, but it had nothing to do with you.

Evan: So I jumped to conclusion.

Amanda: Yes, you did.

Evan: And I would like to apologize.

Amanda: Forget it. Why donít you just fill me in on the Hollister decisions?

Evan: I left a report on your desk. Didnít you see it?

Amanda: No.

Vicky: Whoa. Oh, excuse me. We have got to stop bumping into each other like this.

Evan: Hi, Vicky. How are you?

Vicky: Hi. Good.

Evan: What are you doing here?

Vicky: Well, I came to meet my mom for lunch.

Amanda: I donít see her anywhere.

Vicky: I just wanted to tell you that I have a little conflict for tonight.

Evan: Well, that's ok. We can do it another time.

Vicky: How's tomorrow?

Evan: Well, I donít think it's a problem.

Vicky: Oh, good. I look forward to it. We can do whatever we want.

Evan: Guess what.

Vicky: What?

Evan: I'll think of something.

Vicky: Oh, great. See you.

Evan: Ok. So what were you saying?

Ada: You're late, Jake.

Jake: I'm sorry, I was at the gym. I lost all track of time.

Ada: Uh-huh. You know, Sharky and I have been talking about you. You're the best bartender that either one of us have ever worked with, but lately, your heart isnít in it.

Jake: Yeah --

Ada: What about it?

Jake: Glad you brought that up. Ada, I think it's time to move on.

Ada: Why am I not surprised?

Jake: Oh, I donít think there's anything left in this business that could surprise you.

Ada: You got that right. Have you heard from Marley?

Jake: But I'm ok, really.

Ada: Good. Listen, if you'd give us a couple of days' notice before you hang up your bar towel?

Jake: I promise you I will train someone so well behind here that you, young lady, will never notice the difference.

Ada: I'll know the difference.

Jake: You're right, you will.

Ada: You've got too much talent to spend it cutting up limes. Ok, you got any prospects?

Jake: I'd like to get back in the video business.

Ada: Ah. Ok. Hope it works out for you.

Jake: So do I.

Ada: Good boy.

Jake: Here we go.

Donna: I canít eat here. This is too crowded. I canít hear myself think.

Vicky: I'm not crazy about staying. Where you want to go?

Donna: I want to go someplace where we can have a little talk.

Vicky: Ok.

Iris: Well, it all looks absolutely delicious. I think I might have, hmm, raspberry cream tart. What about you, Rachel? Oh, I forgot, you've got such strong willpower where dessert's concerned.

Rachel: What did you find out about the red swan?

Iris: Yes, donít keep us in suspense.

Lucas: Well, I took the liberty of making some inquiries in hopes of finding it.

Rachel: Who was on the phone?

Lucas: A New York art dealer, very reputable.

Iris: Well, perhaps I know him.

Rachel: Go on.

Lucas: Well, he said that there were some collectors making some inquiries on the red swan or a piece like it.

Rachel: That's very strange.

Lucas: Why's that?

Rachel: It's such an unusual piece for everyone to be so interested in it.

Iris: Well, anything that valuable is sure to draw attention.

Lucas: No, Rachelís right, it's not the monetary value. There's something else that attracts.

Rachel: Doesn't matter what it is. It was a gift from Mac. It was as though it were a last message from him.

Iris: What do you mean, a message?

Rachel: It was just a last gift, that's all.

Iris: Really?

Rachel: Do you have the names?

Lucas: Yes, I jotted some down. I donít think it's all of them, but I could -- I could call if you'd like.

Rachel: I have somebody who's trying to find the piece for me.

Lucas: Oh.

Rachel: That would be nice if you could get them.

Lucas: Yeah, I didnít know you had your own investigator.

Rachel: I need to make a phone call. Excuse me.

Lucas: Mm-hmm.

Iris: What do you think she meant by a message from Daddy?

Lucas: I donít think she meant it literally.

Iris: Well, I mean, as much as I despise the thought of it, there was a strong emotional bond between Rachel and my father. And I think she might have meant it more literally than you know.

Lucas: I donít follow.

Iris: What if -- what if it was a final message from Daddy? What if it -- what if it is something more than a statue?

Lucas: Like what?

Iris: Well, I donít know. I donít know, but I do know one thing -- we have to get our hands on that before Rachel does.

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