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Another World Transcript Wednesday 9/14/05

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Evan: Rachel --

Rachel: Oh, my goodness, you startled me.

Evan: Listen, I just ran into Mitch and Felicia on the way out, and they said things were winding down.

Rachel: Yep, party's over.

Evan: And they said Matthew did a great job.

Rachel: He did. I'm his mother. You can trust my judgment.

Evan: Well, I knew he would.

Rachel: Listen, I'm sorry I wasn't available to you today, especially since Amandaís been gone.

Evan: Well, that's no problem. We've circled the wagons and we're fighting a good fight.

Rachel: Ok. Well, tell them that they're not to worry. The cavalry's on its way.

Evan: That's funny. Listen, in the meantime, I need your approval on the "Sophisticate" launch budget.

Rachel: Oh. All right. Evan, about the other day --

Evan: You made your point, Rachel.

Rachel: Well, good. I just want you to know how much I do appreciate all the work you're doing. I know you're swamped, especially with Amanda and I not around -- what on earth are you guys doing here?

Amanda: Our reservation was canceled.

Rachel: What? How on earth could that have happened?

Sam: That's a very good question.

John: You knew Lucas?

Sharlene: A long time ago.

John: Why didnít you say anything?

Sharlene: Because, John, I was waiting for the right time. I do that a lot, donít I?

John: Well, when you were introduced at Michaelís the other night, neither one of you mentioned ever having met before. As a matter of fact, you acted like complete strangers.

Sharlene: Because maybe we were waiting for the -- it was a time we'd rather forget.

John: What time?

Sharlene: Oh, John, come on, haven't you figured it out yet?

Lucas: I warned you before.

Frankie: What? What have you warned me about?

Lucas: That I demand absolute loyalty from my employees. Now I find out you're a spy?

Frankie: I'm no spy.

Lucas: Then what are you?

Frankie: Ok. Ok. I admit that at first I was undercover.

Lucas: Well, what the hell does working undercover mean?

Frankie: You know, pretending, but -- but I'm not anymore, I swear it.

Lucas: So that story about the theft of the petty cash from Cass' office was a lie?

Frankie: Uh-huh.

Lucas: Uh-huh.

Frankie: But you have to understand, Lucas --

Lucas: I'd love to.

Frankie: But -- you were under surveillance, but we couldn't find anything.

Lucas: Of course you couldnít.

Frankie: That's right. And that's why I quit.

Lucas: Why?

Frankie: Because I know you're clean. And that's what Cass and I fought about.

Lucas: Tell me about that fight.

Frankie: Well, it wasn't a real knockdown-dragout sort of thing or anything. I just refused to go on, that's all.

Lucas: You're still talking to him.

Frankie: No. No, not really.

Lucas: Oh, sure you are. Talk to him right now.

Frankie: It wasn't real pleasant the way it ended, Lucas. I --

Lucas: Call him. Now.

Cass: Oh, Stace --

Stacey: What?

Cass: Quit pacing.

Stacey: I'm too nervous to sit, Cass.

Cass: You're driving me crazy.

Stacey: Why hasn't Derek called?

Cass: He'll call, he'll call.

Stacey: What if something's the matter? What if something happened to him?

Cass: Oh, all of this cloak-and-dagger nonsense --

Stacey: It's not nonsense, Cass.

Cass: He should have kept you out of this.

Stacey: Oh, sure, when this is our only hope -- is finding the red swan?

Cass: Yeah, the only thing Derek is going to find is more trouble.

Stacey: Well, aren't you an up. I mean, especially considering the fact that you and Frankie have come up with absolutely zippo --

[Phone rings]

Stacey: And we have no time left. Hello? Oh, yeah, hi. He's right here. Hold on a second. It's Frankie.

Cass: Frankie, what are you doing? I thought you were staying out of touch.

Frankie: I have to talk to you right away. It's urgent.

Cass: What is it?

Frankie: It's about Lucas.

Cass: So tell me.

Frankie: I'll be over in 20 minutes.

Cass: Is there some reason why you canít talk over the phone?

[Call disconnects]

Cass: Frankie?

[Dial tone]

Cass: What was that all about?

Stacey: Oh, now you want me to interpret your conversation with Frankie when I only heard one half of it?

Cass: No, no, no -- she was supposed to go deep cover. What's she doing coming over here?

[Knock on door]

Stacey: Hold on a sec. Hi. Come on in.

Kyle: Hi.

Stacey: What's wrong?

Kyle: Shh, shh, shh. Are you ready?

Stacey: Where's Derek?

Kyle: You have to be on the bank in five minutes.

Stacey: Well, what -- what then?

Kyle: I'm taking you to Derek. Oh, here. Nice meeting you.

Cass: Hey.

Frankie: Was that ok?

Lucas: It'll do.

Frankie: I donít get this, Lucas. Why am I meeting Cass?

Lucas: Because I said so.

Frankie: Fine. No problem.

Lucas: It's a little test.

Frankie: For me or for him?

Lucas: For both of you. It's not wise to cross me, Frankie.

Frankie: I believe that.

Lucas: If you care about Cass, you'd better get him off my back.

Frankie: All right.

Lucas: Make sure he knows I'm not playing any games.

Frankie: I will. Yes, is there anything particular you want me to say?

Lucas: Yeah, the surveillance is off, you're bowing out.

Frankie: You haven't been listening to me, Lucas. I've already told Cass that.

Lucas: Well, it bears repeating. Your next job is to make sure he doesn't think it's a ruse.

Frankie: I will. Donít worry.

Lucas: Oh, it's you who should worry. It's your last chance, Frankie. And I'll know if you cross me again.

Frankie: Why are you giving me this last chance, Lucas?

Lucas: That's a good question, Frankie. If I was the person that you and Cass believe me to be, you'd be dead right now. Wouldnít you?

John: Lucas?

Sharlene: Yes.

John: When did you realize it?

Sharlene: The first time I saw him.

John: You -- recognized him?

Sharlene: Why wouldnít I?

John: I donít know -- I thought that if it was just one time, you wouldnít --

Sharlene: It wasnít.

John: I see.

Sharlene: John, this has always been my worst nightmare. That -- you know that -- that one of those men would -- say something, please.

John: I need a little time.

Sharlene: Canít you tell me what you're feeling? Please, I need -- I need to know what you're feeling.

John: I really thought I had a handle on all this. Not that I never thought about all those men. That would have been pretty hard not to do. But they were always faceless, nameless.

Sharlene: They were.

John: Not this one. You remembered him, and he remembered you.

John: Sharlene --

Sharlene: John, I canít go through with this dinner. I've got to call it off. I canít handle it.

Iris: Hello? Is anybody here? Well, somebody must be. Something smells absolutely wonderful. Good evening. There you are.

Sharlene: Oh --

Iris: Hello, John. 1976 Semillon. I want you to put it in the fridge. It'll be wonderful for dinner. Is there a problem? Am I early?

Olivia: You should have seen him, Josie.

Josie: Well, was he brilliant?

Matt: Let's put it this way. In years to come, my speech will be the one that all other Founder's day speeches will be measured against.

Olivia: Go ahead and joke about it, Matthew, but everybody was very moved.

Matt: Not as moved as I was. I was shaking like a leaf.

Josie: Well, I wish I had seen it.

Matt: You should have seen it. My hands, my knees -- oh --

Josie: Olivia, why donít you tell me?

Olivia: He was strong, emotional. He spoke very clearly, and everybody loved it.

Josie: Well, I had to try on clothes for Lucas.

Matt: Donít be mad at Lucas. He's giving you a big break.

Josie: I know, I know, and I'm grateful. But when I think about missing something like this --

Matt: Well, it just so happens that I have it committed to memory. And if you're good tonight, I'll --

Josie: Tonight?

Matt: Tonight, yes, as in --

Josie: Uh --

Matt: After sundown.

Josie: No, no, tonight, we have to have dinner at the farm with Iris and Lucas.

Matt: We do?

Josie: Well, you can go, canít you?

Matt: Yes, I can.

Josie: Oh, good. You want to come, too, Olivia?

Olivia: Oh, no, I have plans.

Josie: Oh. Well, good, because I got to get home. Dinner's at 8:00, and I want to help my mom out.

Matt: Ok. Do you need a ride somewhere?

Olivia: Oh, thanks anyway, but I have my car. I have to get some stuff at the studio.

Matt: Ok.

Josie: Well, bye, Olivia.

Matt: Well --

Olivia: Great speech, Matt.

Matt: Hey, thanks.

Amanda: You know, all in all, it really wasn't so bad. I mean, we had fun. Right, Sam?

Sam: Yeah, right.

Evan: Well, what did you do?

Amanda: Well, we had a picnic, and we took a long walk, played in the leaves.

Sam: We stayed in a not-so-great hotel.

Rachel: I'm so sorry. This was supposed to be like a second honeymoon for you two.

Amanda: Well, look, the two of you are working late, obviously, so maybe it's better that I came back.

Sam: Better? For whom?

Amanda: Maybe you should get started on -- on some of the sketches that you -- you wanted to. You know, the fall colors?

Sam: Sketches?

Amanda: Yeah. Sam, please, donít start a scene here, not about this, with Mom. Please. Where are you going?

Sam: I'm going to the studio. I've got something to take care of. Evan?

Evan: Yes?

Sam: Donít leave without seeing me first. We have a little something to settle.

Sam: Agh! Olivia.

Olivia: Sam, I'm sorry. I didnít --

Sam: What are you doing here?

Olivia: I didnít know you'd be here.

Sam: What are you doing here?

Olivia: I was at the founders day festivities, and I just -- I couldn't take it anymore, so I came here.

Sam: I can understand that. I'm not too hip on those parties myself.

Olivia: It's just that I -- I felt like a stranger. I felt really out of place.

Sam: Wasn't your sister there?

Olivia: Yeah, well, Josie and I aren't real comfy with each other right now. I donít know even know what to say to her half the time.

Sam: Well, maybe if you got to know her better, you'd be able to communicate.

Olivia: Look, I'm sorry I came here. I donít want to talk about this. I'm going to go home and be alone.

Sam: Olivia, wait. Look, obviously you're very upset.

Olivia: No, Sam, I think you're the one that's upset, ok? I'm sorry, I'm fine. Goodbye.

Sam: Olivia!

Olivia: What?

Sam: Look, something is bothering you, ok, and it's obviously not just this Founder's day thing.

Olivia: Well, it's -- it's just been one of those days, that's all.

Sam: Come on, you can do better than that. Tell me, what's got you so depressed?

Olivia: My birthday.

Sam: When is it?

Olivia: Today.

Sam: You're kidding, right?

Olivia: No. I'm 19.

Sam: I donít believe this.

Olivia: Donít I look older?

Sam: This is how you spend your birthday? Sitting alone in the dark?

Olivia: Couldn't think of anything else.

Sam: Go out and do something. Party, something.

Olivia: There's no one to party with.

Sam: No one knows?

Olivia: Well, Aunt Liz knows. And my father knows, of course, but -- I haven't heard from him, so -- but maybe he'll call later.

Sam: It's a hell of a birthday.

Olivia: Hey, listen, it's nothing. I donít want you feeling sorry for me.

Sam: I'm not, I just wish that --

Olivia: No, just forget it. Just forget it. Tell me about your trip.

Sam: My trip?

Olivia: Yeah, yeah.

Sam: Oh, the Oak Tree inn. Well, here, look for yourself. We took some pictures of us in front of the inn. Maybe one of these days we'll be able to stay there.

Olivia: What are you talking about, you didnít stay there?

Sam: It's a long story.

Olivia: Oh. Well, it -- it looks very beautiful. The autumn leaves are just gorgeous.

Sam: Yeah. Gave me an idea for a new series. Something completely different.

Olivia: Oh, really? Will you still need me?

Sam: Definitely. Listen -- um -- in fact, why donít you stay here for a sec, ok?

Olivia: Why? What are you doing?

Sam: Just stay there, and I'll be back in a minute.

Stacey: I never saw so many back alleys in all my life.

Kyle: We took the main streets, like you said.

Derek: You did right.

Stacey: Yeah, it was like a James Bond movie.

Kyle: Yeah.

Stacey: We were weaving in and out of the alleys and --

Derek: Hey, Stacey, this is for real. This is not a joke. The cops are real. Cal and his men are for real.

Kyle: Nobody followed us, I swear.

Derek: I believe you.

Stacey: Yeah.

Derek: You set?

Stacey: Yeah, I'm ready to go.

Kyle: Yeah, let's go.

Derek: No, you're not going anywhere.

Kyle: Aw, come on, man! I can handle myself!

Derek: Kyle, I know you can handle yourself. That's why I got another job for you.

Kyle: What?

Derek: I want you to watch my place. I want you to watch it real good. I know it sounds like nothing, but it's more important than you know. If anybody comes close to the place, I want you to tell me what they're wearing down to their shoes, ok?

Kyle: Yeah, sure, no problem.

Derek: All right.

Stacey: Listen, thanks so much for bringing me over here. I appreciate it. Couldn't have made it without you.

Kyle: No problem.

Derek: We'd better hit the road.

Stacey: Wait. Ok, now I'm ready.

Stacey: So nobody followed us?

Derek: No, nobody's watching us either.

Stacey: And we're all alone?

Derek: It's just us.

Stacey: Then this is the first time since you've been arrested.

Derek: I'm real tempted not to go anywhere.

Stacey: Yeah, but I filled up the tank this morning. Ok, I know -- this could be important.

Derek: Yeah, it better be.

Stacey: I mean, if Dr. Jasper has any clues whatsoever on the red swan --

Derek: Yeah, we'd better check it out.

[Engine starts]

Frankie: Knock, knock.

Cass: Are you crazy? You know better than to come here.

Frankie: No, I donít.

Cass: Oh, terrific! Blow everything.

Frankie: There's nothing to blow.

Cass: Meaning you donít have anything new for me?

Frankie: That's right.

Cass: And this is what you urgently had to tell me?

Frankie: Cass, I'm here --

Cass: And when do you think this might change? I mean, you've been on this case how long now?

Frankie: Listen to me, Cass! Things aren't going to change because I am off the case.

Cass: What?

Frankie: Let me make this as clear as I can. I donít work for you anymore.

Cass: I donít get it, Frankie.

Frankie: Well, if you'd listen, you would. I am not watching Lucas anymore, and I want you to call off your dog.

Cass: What are you talking about? What dog?

Frankie: Caroline.

Cass: I'm not following any of this.

Frankie: Caroline -- she of the art gallery. Caroline Stafford.

Cass: Yeah, yeah. What about her?

Frankie: She went straight to Lucas and started sniffing around me.

Cass: She what?

Frankie: She blew it, Cass. Caroline.

Amanda: I'm sorry to keep you waiting, Evan.

Evan: No problem.

Amanda: Alli wouldnít go to sleep. I must have sung her every lullaby that I knew.

Evan: I'd like to have heard that.

Amanda: Mom is on her way down, so when she gets here we can start going over the budget figures, ok?

Evan: Good.

Amanda: Good.

Evan: I'm sorry about your trip.

Amanda: Yeah, so am I. Sam and I were really disappointed.

Evan: Of course.

Amanda: It's really strange how it happened, though.

Evan: Oh, you mean the mix-up with the reservation?

Amanda: Yeah, somebody called and canceled ours. Sam was sure that you had something to do with it.

Evan: Well, that's typical of Sam to think that I would do something like that.

Amanda: Did you?

Rachel: All right, you two, let's get to work.

Evan: Ok, you've -- you've had a look at Iris' budget?

Amanda: And she showed it to me.

Rachel: It's too high.

Amanda: High? It's outrageous.

Evan: Well, I agree.

Amanda: And where does she get off with these numbers, anyway?

Evan: Well, see, I'm still trying to figure that out. But I donít think that's number one on our agenda right now.

Amanda: Well, what is?

Evan: Well, we have to decide whether we're going to back "Sophisticate" 100% or not.

Amanda: I donít think there's a decision to be made. The board already voted, didnít it?

Evan: But wait a second. If we go to the board and we can prove to them that the production costs outweigh the profits, we could change --

Amanda: Sure, we can do that.

Evan: So are you with me?

Amanda: Yeah, I think you know the answer to that.

Evan: Rachel?

Rachel: What?

Evan: Well, aside Iris' budget, what do you think about going in front of the board?

Rachel: This isnít right.

Evan: What?

Amanda: Huh?

Rachel: Honey, you should -- you and Sam -- you should be off having a romantic evening this evening, not here.

Amanda: Mom, come on, donít worry about us.

Rachel: I'm not going to worry about it, I'm going to make a phone call.

Amanda: Well, who are you calling?

Rachel: The office. I'm going to get the Cory jet. I'm going to whisk you two down to Bermuda.

Iris: Oh, dear. Am I the first to arrive?

Sharlene: Yes, but that's --

John: You're very welcome, Iris.

Iris: Ho-ho, I must be losing my touch. I used to be the master of the late grand entrance. Where shall I put this?

Sharlene: Oh, here, I'll take that.

Iris: Thank you.

Sharlene: Sure.

Iris: And this, too. Well -- ahem -- I could wait in the living room, watch television or something, if you like.

John: No, no, no, you stay here with us.

Iris: Well, you sure I'm not going to get in the way?

John: No, not at all. We'll find something for you to do, we'll put you right to work.

Sharlene: John, John --

Iris: No, that would be wonderful. I'd love that.

Sharlene: No, no, Iris is a guest here. I'm sure that she'd rather go into the parlor, have some wine.

Iris: Nonsense, nonsense, nonsense. I would absolutely love to help you cook. It's been such a long time. Vivien will never, ever let me in the kitchen.

Sharlene: No?

Iris: It's because I taste everything first. You know, it absolutely drives her crazy. Uh, do you have an apron?

Sharlene: Oh, no, really, I donít think that this is --

John: Yes, yes, we do. Here's one right here. Here, how's that? Fashionable?

Iris: Oh, oh, it's -- it's -- it's perfect. Well, I'm ready for absolutely anything. Well, not anything. I just -- I simply canít -- I canít clean chickens. I get sick at the very thought of it. What's this over here? Oh! Is this -- what is this? It looks delicious.

Sharlene: It's sort of a -- sort of a beef stew.

Iris: Oh, a stew. Oh, well, that sounds very, very filling.

John: You wonít walk away from the table hungry, Iris.

Iris: Oh, I'm so glad. You know, the sound of a hearty beef stew is so refreshing. I am sick to death of nouvelle cuisine. I mean, a little dollop of poached this, a little dash of pureed that, and of course, the less you eat, the more they charge.

[Iris hums]

Sharlene: Well, it's almost ready. Ah.

Josie: Hello.

Matt: Hoo-wee! Something smells good in here!

Iris: Isnít it incredible? Sharlene has made this fantastic stew. My mouth is just watering.

Matt: Mmm.

Josie: Why are you wearing an apron, Mrs. Wheeler?

Iris: Because I'm going to help, although your mother hasn't given me an assignment yet.

John: I've got one for you, Iris.

Iris: Oh, good.

John: Come right over here.

Josie: Why is she in here?

Sharlene: Because she's early.

Josie: Oh. Well, we're not eating in here, are we?

Sharlene: No, of course not, we're eating in the parlor. Would the two of you mind setting up the table in there?

Matt: No. What do we need? Silverware?

Sharlene: Silverware. And would you mind straightening up just a little bit? I didnít know that anyone was coming to dinner, so -- and, Matt, there are extra chairs in the den.

Matt: Ok. Josie, you grab the chairs, I'll light the candles or something. Come on.

Josie: Oh, such a gentleman.

Sharlene: All right, troops, let's attack.

John: Iris, have you ever mashed any potatoes?

Iris: Uh, no. No, I havenít.

John: Well, there's nothing to it.

Iris: Well, could you give me a few tips?

John: Just be ruthless.

Iris: Well, I shouldnít have any problem with that.

Iris: Come on, Lucas, you'd better hurry up. I'll be damned if I'm going to suffer this alone.

Cass: Caroline?

Frankie: I donít care if you donít believe it. But she went straight to Lucas.

Cass: And told him what?

Frankie: Well, I didnít overhear the conversation, Cass, but the whistle has been blown!

Cass: You're positive?

Frankie: Yes. I am also positive that Lucas isnít guilty of anything.

Cass: Oh, say what, Frankie?

Frankie: Trust him.

Cass: Frankie!

Frankie: I am working for him now. And I hope that someday he will forgive me all of my lies and give me a real chance to grow in his organization.

Cass: I donít believe what I'm hearing!

Frankie: I donít care if you believe it. I'm telling you the truth, and that's that.

Cass: He's brainwashed you. You're the Manchurian candidate.

Frankie: No, you are the one that brainwashed me, Cass! You had me believing that Lucas was some sort of big-time criminal!

Cass: Well, he ain't petty, honey!

Frankie: And then you pretended to care about me when all you wanted to do was use me.

Cass: Oh, yeah, Lucas did a real number on you.

Frankie: But that is all over now. So you can saddle up old paint and ride off into the sunset with Miss Outback Wombat. Ugh. You and Caroline -- you are some pair.

Cass: Frankie, wait a minute. Frankie, come on, let's talk about this!

Frankie: This is goodbye, Cass!

Frankie: Oh. Great.

Rachel: All right, it's all set. The car will take you out to the jet in about an hour.

Amanda: Mom --

Rachel: And the best part is, is the travel department was able to get you reservations at the old Bermuda inn, which is right on the beach.

Amanda: No, Mom, this is too much.

Rachel: Blue sky, pink sand, terrific water. It's perfect for a honeymoon. Evan, I'm sorry to keep you waiting.

Evan: Oh, donít worry about me.

Rachel: Um, I just donít think that Sam and Amandaís second honeymoon should be spoiled by some stupid mistake.

Evan: Well, of course.

Rachel: You know, your father and I stayed there.

Amanda: Really?

Rachel: Yes. It's very romantic.

Amanda: Well, look, you've done too much, though, Mom.

Rachel: What did I do? I just picked up the phone.

Amanda: I just donít know if I should go. I have so much work --

Rachel: Why donít you just go tell Sam that you're going to go, repack the bags, and get out of here. You're going to be gone --

Amanda: Ok.

Rachel: Tonight!

Amanda: Ok.

Sam: Happy birthday to you happy birthday to you


Sam: Happy birthday, Olivia

Olivia: Sam, I donít believe you.

Sam: Well, it's not a real cake. I found it in the back of the fridge. I hope it's not too dry.

Olivia: I'm sure it's perfect.

Sam: Well, the rain almost put it out.

Olivia: I donít know what to say.

Sam: Donít say anything. Just make a wish, blow out the candle.

Olivia: All right. A wish -- that wonít be that hard, huh? Oh, you canít hear what it is.

Sam: I know that. Just let me know if it comes true, ok?

Olivia: All right. You'll know.

Sam: Come on, blow the candle out. There. Now we can eat.

Olivia: Ok.

Sam: A fork for you, a fork for me. Let's --

Olivia: Oh, wait, wait, wait. First I want to thank you.

Sam: It's no big deal. It's not like I baked it.

Olivia: No -- yes, it is a very big deal. You made me a little party. You have no idea what this means to me. Thank you.

Sam: Oh, I'm wet.

Olivia: I donít care.

Amanda: Sam, you're not going to believe what -- what great news. Hi, Olivia.

Olivia: Hi. Um, I was just thanking Sam. He's so thoughtful.

Amanda: I didnít know that the two of you were working tonight.

Olivia: We werenít.

Sam: It's Olivia's birthday.

Amanda: Oh, how exciting.

Olivia: I came in here to be alone and Sam came in and I told him it was my birthday, so he -- he brought out this little cupcake.

Amanda: Oh, great.

Olivia: Yeah.

Amanda: A little cupcake.

Olivia: Anyway, you're very lucky to have him, Amanda. He's very thoughtful.

Sam: Stop thanking me. It's no big deal. All I did was --

Olivia: All you did was make me feel like somebody cared.

Sam: Well, forget it. So, Amanda, what was the good news you wanted to tell me?

Amanda: Oh, it's nothing. It's just that we are going to Bermuda.

Sam: What? When?

Amanda: In about an hour.

Sam: You're kidding, right?

Amanda: No, I'm serious. Mom's worked everything out. She's got the flight, she's got the hotel. We're set to go.

Sam: This is really incred-- I've never been to Bermuda. I donít even know where Bermuda is.

Amanda: Well, I am going to tell you all about it while we are packing again.

Sam: Great, well, we're going to need some different clothes for this trip.

Amanda: Of course -- our bathing suits. We have to bring out all the summer stuff.

Sam: That I can deal with, yeah.

Olivia: Have a good time, you guys.

Amanda: Um, happy birthday, Olivia.

Sam: Yeah, Olivia --

Olivia: Thanks.

Sam: Go have some fun, ok? Party.

Olivia: Yeah, sure, I will.

Amanda: Come on.

Sam: Bye.

Olivia: Bye. Thanks.

Iris: Well, I must say everything looks just wonderful.

Matt: Well, I have tasted Sharleneís bourguignon and, well, I'll let you taste it and decide for yourself.

Sharlene: Maybe I should start serving actually. John, have you checked the potatoes? Are they out?

John: No, I'll -- I'll get them.

Iris: Sharlene, you didnít tell me it was bourguignon.

Sharlene: Well, it's my version of it. I hope it's all right.

[Knock on door]

Josie: See, see? I told you he'd get here! Lucas!

Lucas: Hi.

Josie: I'm so glad you could come.

Lucas: Josie, you look great.

Josie: Let me take your hat and your coat.

Lucas: Ok.

Iris: My, my. He's finally made it.

Lucas: Ah. Am I late?

Iris: Well, we've started on the dessert if that gives you any idea, darling.

Lucas: Ah. Well --

Josie: Oh, she -- she's kidding. She's such a kidder.

Lucas: I had this problem that had to be taken care of right then and there.

Sharlene: Not at all. Really, it's fine. We're just glad you could join us.

Lucas: Oh, I've been looking forward to this.

Iris: Yeah, we could tell the way you rushed to get here. Would you like some bread?

Lucas: No, look, I mean, it's not often that I'm invited to a home-cooked meal.

Iris: Hmm.

Lucas: It's true.

Iris: I know. You know, we both eat at restaurants so often, or either we're experimenting Vivienís concoctions.


Lucas: Well, you've done us a good turn to offer us some real food.

John: It was my idea.

Lucas: Yes, that's right, it was, John.

John: Sharlene and I wanted to thank you and Iris for everything you've done for Josie.

Iris: Josie deserves all the opportunities she can get.

Lucas: She certainly does.

Josie: Well, I donít know.

Matt: Aha, here comes the false modesty.

Josie: Matthew!

Matt: Come on, we all know you're an egomaniac. She thinks the world revolves around her. Come on, admit it.

Iris: Matthew, donít be such a tease.

Sharlene: Iris, would you like some potatoes?

Iris: Oh, yes, yes, yes.

John: You need some wine, too, donít you?

Sharlene: Here you go.

Iris: My goodness, I canít wait to taste them. They look absolutely wonderfully, beautifully mashed, if I say so myself.

Josie: Does that include us?

Sharlene: You did a terrific job.

John: No, I donít think so.

Sharlene: Josie, what do you think? Matthew, here you go. Josie?

Josie: Thanks.

Iris: Well -- oh, what about my champagne?

Sharlene: Oh, I'm sorry. I'm -- I'm sorry.

Iris: Well, that's all right. Never mind. We can have it with the -- with the dessert.

Lucas: Right.

Iris: Now, I'd like to drink to good friends and home cooking.

Matt: Hear, hear.

Lucas: Hear, hear --

Iris: Cheers.

Lucas: And to new beginnings for Sharlene and John --

Sharlene: Whoops.

Lucas: And your lovely daughter.

Stacey: So does Dr. Jasper really know something about this red swan?

Derek: It's worth a try.

Stacey: He's an expert on animal imagery?

Derek: Yeah. The book says he's an art historian and a collector.

Stacey: Well, so if he canít help, he'll know someone that can probably.

Derek: He did write that article about the red swan, Stacey.

Stacey: Right. So he's got to have a response to his own article.

Derek: Exactly. I figure this Dr. Jasper might have a pretty good idea who'd want to steal it.

Stacey: Yeah, you know, it's funny. You read all these detective novels and they're always coming up with clues left and right, and all we've got is a couple of hard-come-by leads going nowhere.

Derek: Caroline, Lucas --

Stacey: And your buddy cal.

Derek: I never thought it was going to be easy.

Stacey: I donít know where you get your patience. Anybody else would be going crazy right now if they were in your position.

Derek: I'm patient because I know that whoever stole the red swan is feeling the pressure, and sooner or later that someone is going to screw up.

Stacey: Well, let's just hope it's sooner.

Derek: Let's not worry about how long it takes.

Stacey: Right. Just as long as it happens. I like driving at night. Makes you feel kind of anonymous. Nobody knows where we're going.

Derek: Nobody saw us leave town.

Stacey: That's right. It'd be just as easy to keep on going -- Canada, Mexico. Anywhere.

Frankie: "You did well with Cass. Wait for me. I wonít be late. Go ahead and search the place. You wonít find anything. Lucas."

Cass: I donít believe the only thing in the refrigerator is this piece of pizza. Quite a homemaker, aren't you, Frankie? The question is, what's the vintage? 2 days old? 2 weeks old? Knowing Frankie, it's 2 months old. Botulism city. Oh. A nosh, a nosh, my kingdom for a nosh.

Cass: Hello, somebody's home.

Cass: Frankie, what the hell are you doing?

Matt: Oh, boy, am I the only one who's having fourths?

Iris: I'm -- I'm afraid so. I can -- I can barely move.

Josie: Me, too. I'm full.

John: It was great, Sharlene.

Sharlene: Thank you.

Iris: Lucas, you haven't eaten a thing.

Lucas: Oh, well, I'm watching my weight.

Iris: Well, watch it tomorrow. You're insulting our hostess.

Sharlene: No, no, not at all.

John: Josie, you want to help me start clearing the table?

Josie: Matthewís still eating.

Matt: Wait --

John: Oh, I'm sorry.

Matt: No, no, no. Why donít you clear around me? I may be eating all night.

John: No, no, no, we can wait.

Iris: I love the way that you've decorated this room.

Sharlene: Thank -- it's comfortable, thank you.

Iris: Did you get a designer to help you, or what?

Sharlene: No.

Matt: So, um, Lucas -- where did you say you were from? You said --

Lucas: I -- I didnít say.

Matt: Oh. Well, where are you from? I -- where did you grow up?

Josie: Matthew. Mr. Nosy.

Matt: No, I'm just interested. That's how one person gets to know another person. You talk about your past, right?

Lucas: Yes, but I usually donít like to discuss my past. I'd rather focus on the future.

Matt: Yeah. Well, it's difficult to talk about the future because you donít really know what's in store for you in the fu-- well, anyway --

Sharlene: I think I'll make some coffee.

Matt: Yeah.

Iris: Oh, can I help you?

John: No, no, you sit. I'll help.

Sharlene: Thank you.

Sharlene: When is this going to be over, John?

John: Look, everything is going fine.

Sharlene: It's a nightmare.

John: Everyone seems to be enjoying themselves.

Sharlene: Who?

John: Well, Matthew.

Sharlene: Well, Matthew is better at pretending than the rest of us. This is a disaster, John. I just -- I want everybody out of my house. I want them out, out, out!

John: Sharlene. Lucas -- Lucas is going to be in Josieís life for some time now. I think we're just going to have to put this behind us.

Sharlene: Can you do that? Can you look me in the eye and tell me that you can sit there and face Lucas when you --

John: I can handle it.

Sharlene: I donít see how.

John: I can handle it because I love you.

Josie: Is -- is something wrong? I mean, everyone's wondering where you two are.

Sharlene: No, everything's fine. We're just getting the coffee ready.

Josie: Well, donít bother. Iris and Lucas are leaving.

Iris: You mean to tell me I suffered through this wretched dinner and now you're not going to come home with me?

Lucas: Shh.

Sharlene: Hi.

Iris: We were just saying what a marvelous hostess you've been. Thank you so much.

Sharlene: Well, Josie tells me you have to leave already.

Iris: Yeah, I'm -- I'm sorry.

Sharlene: But we haven't had dessert yet.

Iris: Oh. Well, I'm sure it's another one of your wonderful homemade wonders, but Lucas and I have got a lot of work to do tomorrow.

Lucas: Unfortunately.

Matt: Ah, well, that's just more pie a la mode for us.

Josie: Well, you could take a piece home.

Iris: Oh, darling, thank you, but once I start on dessert -- no, I -- thank you very much. We have to go. It was a wonderful evening.

Sharlene: Thank you.

John: Here's your coat, Iris.

Iris: Oh, thank you, John.

Josie: Oh, Lucas, let me get your coat for you.

Lucas: It was wonderful, Sharlene. Thank you very, very much.

Sharlene: You're very welcome.

Josie: Mom, I broke a lamp. I'm sorry.

Sharlene: That's all right. Listen, Josie, Matt -- would you walk Iris and Lucas to their cars, please?

Matt: I most certainly will.

Sharlene: Lovely.

Iris: Good night. It was --

Sharlene: Good night.

Iris: Just great. Thanks.

Lucas: Good night, John. Thank you again. You're marrying a wonderful woman. Thank you. Good night.

Sharlene: Good night.

Evan: Yeah, I should be here for another hour. If you need to call me, you can reach me here. Mm-hmm. Sure. Thanks. Oh, I'm sorry, that was the printer. Everything is going just as we hoped.

Amanda: Everything's set?

Evan: Well, for now. You know, Rachel just went upstairs looking for you.

Amanda: I know, I saw her. I came down here to find you.

Evan: Ok, is there a problem?

Amanda: Well, you didnít answer my question.

Evan: Which was?

Amanda: Did you cancel our reservation?

Evan: Amanda, do you really think that I would pull something like that?

Amanda: I'd like to think that you wouldnít.

Evan: Is it that difficult?

Amanda: I told Sam that you didnít do it.

Evan: Did you?

Amanda: But I'm not so sure that I believe it myself.

Evan: Why not?

Amanda: Why aren't you denying it?

Evan: Amanda, just let it go. It's --

Amanda: Tell me you didnít do it.

Evan: Do you really need me to?

Amanda: You did do it, didnít you?

Cass: Come on. State-of-the-art, cost me an arm and a leg. What -- what is that, the rain or the shower? Damn.

Cass: Lucas. Oh, I donít believe this.

Lucas: Frankie? Frankie?

Frankie: Lucas?

Lucas: Yeah.

Frankie: I'll be right out.

Frankie: Didnít expect you back so soon.

Lucas: You made yourself at home.

Frankie: I was cold and damp.

Lucas: Yeah, it's a cold, damp night.

Frankie: I didnít think you'd mind if I used your shower.

Lucas: You were washing away your sins?

Frankie: I want to know where I stand, Lucas.

Lucas: With me?

Frankie: Who else?

Lucas: Well, I'm not sure. Can I trust you?

Frankie: I know you donít, but I wish you would.

Lucas: Ah. At least I got you where I can keep an eye on you.

Frankie: I know I'm like the little boy who cried wolf, but --

Lucas: You donít look like any little boy I've ever seen.

Frankie: What I mean is I know I've made a lot of promises, but this time --

Lucas: What, this time is going to be different?

Frankie: This time I'm going to prove to you that I can be the best assistant that you ever had, in every way.

Stacey: Nobody home?

Derek: The lights are on. Hello!

Stacey: Maybe there's a door around back.

Derek: Yeah, maybe. You wait here, I'll be right back.

Stacey: Ah. Hello! "Dr. Jasper" -- it's the right place.

Derek: No luck around back, but I did hear music playing.

Stacey: Maybe he's a little bit hard of hearing --

Derek: Yeah.

Stacey: Or a lot. Dr. Jasper!

Derek: Hey!

Stacey: Dr. -- Shall we?

Derek: Let's go.


Stacey: Looks like we were expected.

Derek: Dr. Jasper?

Stacey: Oh. It seems very spooky to me.

Derek: Anybody here?

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