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Another World Transcript Wednesday 10/19/05

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Reuben: Oh. Oh, man. What are we running here, a boutique?

Stacey: I've got a very big evening tonight.

Reuben: Oh, I can see, from the looks of things.

Stacey: It's not 5:00 yet, is it?

Reuben: No. It's a little after 3:00.

Stacey: Ok, so how do I make changing my clothes take two hours?

Reuben: Oh, I get it. You're going out with Derek.

Stacey: Yeah.

Reuben: So where's he going to take you?

Stacey: I donít have a clue. I just know that this is going to be a very special evening.

Reuben: Mm-hmm.

Stacey: Hmm.

Reuben: It will be if you wear this.

Stacey: Come on, put that down.

Reuben: No, I'm serious.

Stacey: We're celebrating.

Reuben: Oh, yeah?

Stacey: Yeah. Everybody knows. Derek didnít steal the red swan.

Reuben: That's great.

Stacey: Yeah. Now all the police have to do is figure out who did.

Derek: Lucas had the swan.

Mitch: Yes, he did.

Derek: And he disguised it as a music box.

Mitch: Listen, that I donít know for certain.

Derek: So why didnít you nail him?

Mitch: Because he claimed someone tried to frame him.

Derek: And you bought it.

Mitch: I'm saying I canít prove otherwise.

Derek: Hey, what has happened to you, man? You were hurt, Donna Hudson was hurt, I almost went to jail, and you're going to let this thing just drop?

Mitch: Look, it's not enough you've been cleared?

Derek: No! Lucas is dangerous. Forget it, I'll handle it myself.

Mitch: Derek, donít push it.

Josie: Let's see. I -- oh, I think there should be lots of curls.

Sharlene: Yeah, but, Josie, my hair wonít hold a curl.

Josie: But we'll use lots of rollers.

Sharlene: It's too straight. It'll just fall out.

Josie: We'll spray the heck out of it, it'll be great.

Sharlene: Just spray the heck -- and I'm going to look like a fool.

Josie: You'll look like a bride.

Sharlene: No, seriously, you know, I wanted it -- I think I want it down.

Josie: Oh, no, no, no, up is much more elegant.

John: Hey, does the groom get to put in his two cents' worth on any of this?

Sharlene: Oh, now, this ought to be a great help. Listen up.

John: No, no, really, Sharlene, I envision you with long braids, one of those hot pink micro miniskirts, and platform shoes. How's that sound?

Josie: Oh, he's been talking to Frankie again.

Sharlene: The three of you are going to drive me nuts!

John: Come on outside and see the tent.

Sharlene: Oh, it's up?

John: Yes, yes, it's up. Now we just got to pray for good weather.

Sharlene: Oh, it is going to be beautiful.

John: Yes, I think it will be beautiful. If it isnít, everybody's going to freeze to death.

Josie: Oh, yeah, donít you worry. I happen to know that for your wedding it's going to be 60 degrees, sunny -- perfect.

[Knock on door]

Josie: I can personally guarantee it.

John: Thanks, lord.

[Sharlene and Josie laugh]

John: Lucas.

Lucas: Hi. I hope I'm not interrupting.

Michael: The police dug really deep.

Arianne: My source at headquarters said the report would interest us.

Michael: Lucas is obviously up to his ears in this thing.

Arianne: Yes, but the police have no proof.

Michael: Well, there's nothing that would stand up in court anyway. Look, it says here that Mitch ran in Lucas down at the docks.

Arianne: Yeah, in a warehouse.

Michael: He said he was, what, scouting locations?

Arianne: That's pretty weak. One expects more creativity from Lucas.

Michael: I want the docks searched thoroughly.

Arianne: Weíre already on it.

Michael: I want hourly reports.

Arianne: You'll have them.

Michael: I want this over with.

Arianne: How are you doing?

Michael: Well, aside from breaking the heart of the woman who I love, ruining my marriage, I've never been better.

Arianne: I know how much you hate to hear it goes with the territory --

Michael: Well, I'm through with this territory, all right? After this is over, I'm out of here. You tell your friends that.

Arianne: Michael --

Michael: Just make it clear, ok? I'll see you later.

Arianne: Right.

Michael: And I want results.

Donna: What are you doing, setting up for a new client?

Jake: No, I was just fooling around with some lighting and shadows, stuff like that.

Donna: Do we have any new clients?

Jake: Not in the last five minutes, Donna.

Donna: Good, because "the Sophisticate" shoot was really exhausting.

Jake: Hey, hey, hey, look at you. What did you do?

Donna: Nothing.

Jake: "Nothing"? Donít give me "nothing." You look hot.

Donna: You really think so?

Jake: Hey, if I said it, I think it. Whoo!

Donna: Why, just because I bought a new outfit, you know. I found this little boutique, and --

Jake: You got a lot of guts, you know that?

Donna: Why? Because I changed my look?

Jake: I think we both know what I'm talking about.

Donna: Well, I'll be damned if I'm going to sit around moping about Michael, especially since I got some wonderful news today.

Jake: What did you get wonderful news about?

Donna: Here. This came in the mail.

Jake: Yeah?

Jake: It's from Marley.

Donna: She's going to be at John and Sharleneís wedding. I thought perhaps that she would come, but then when I didnít hear from her --

Jake: I canít believe this.

Donna: I know, I canít either. She's really going to be here.

Jake: How long is she going to stay?

Donna: I donít know. She didnít say.

Jake: Well, I'll probably have a little time to, you know, talk to her, see her.

Donna: Donít push her, Jake.

Jake: No, no, you see, I mean, you've worked with me. If I just have a little time to sit down and talk to her and explain --

Donna: Jake, Jake, just take it easy. See if an opportunity presents itself, ok?

Jake: I'll be damned.

Donna: What?

Jake: If I didnít know you any better, I would swear that you're on my side.

Donna: Let's just say I'm not against you. I understand your feelings a lot better now.

Jake: Well, maybe we'll both get this thing turned around yet, huh?

Donna: Maybe. I donít know how I'm going to get through the wedding. I'm in the wedding party. We haven't told anybody that we're separated yet.

Jake: Michael tell you, say anything about this other woman?

Donna: No.

Jake: I donít get it. This doesn't make any sense. It's not like Michael.

Donna: Well, it may not be like him, but that's the way things are. That's what he told me himself.

Jake: No, Donna, I mean, to change his mind in such a short period of time doesn't make any sense, doesn't sound like him.

[Knock on door]

Jake: The door is open.

Josie: Lucas. Lucas, please come in.

Lucas: Did I come at a bad time?

Josie: Oh, no, not at all.

Lucas: Well, you're obviously getting ready for the big day.

Sharlene: Well, actually, we do have a lot --

Josie: Oh, that's ok. I mean, we've got everything pretty much organized, right? Let me take your coat.

Lucas: No, no, thanks. I canít stay. I just wanted to drop off this wedding gift.

Josie: Well, how thoughtful. Mama?

Sharlene: Oh, thank you, Lucas. It really wasn't necessary.

Lucas: It's my pleasure. Why donít you two open it?

Josie: Oh, yeah, come on. Come on, open it.

Sharlene: All right. John, you going to give me a hand?

Josie: Come on.

John: Yeah.

Sharlene: Oh, please, you do the honors. Please.

Josie: Lucas, they're -- they're beautiful.

John: Yeah, yeah, they're great. Thanks.

Josie: We've never had real silver ones before.

Sharlene: Thank you, Lucas. I wish you hadn't gone to all that trouble.

Lucas: It's no trouble at all. I just wanted to do it.

Sharlene: Well, I'll put them on the mantel.

Lucas: You rarely see two people so well suited. That should be celebrated.

John: It's going to be celebrated. That's why we're having a wedding.

Lucas: That's right. I've come to feel close to you --

Sharlene: Look, Lucas, we really do have an awful lot to do.

Lucas: Because of Sharleneís beautiful daughter.

Josie: I was afraid I might let you down yesterday.

Lucas: No, you couldn't do that.

Josie: But those videotapes -- did you see them?

Lucas: Yes, I saw them.

Josie: I wasn't very good, was I?

Lucas: Donít worry about it. May I talk to Josie for a minute alone?

Jake: Hello, Mike.

Michael: I'd like to speak to Donna alone, if you donít mind.

Jake: Well, I think that's up to Donna.

Michael: I wonít take up too much of your time.

Donna: It's ok, Jake.

Jake: I have to make a phone call anyway. Lucas wants to see about using the studio.

Michael: Lucas is a client?

Donna: Yes.

Jake: Someone have a problem with that?

Michael: No, just curious.

Jake: Good.

Donna: What do you want?

Michael: You look -- you look great. You look terrific. Different. You ok?

Donna: I've been better.

Michael: Yeah. You know, I -- I donít really know why I stopped by. I mean, there's no big reason, really. I guess I just wanted to see you.

Donna: Have you said anything about our separation yet?

Michael: Why do you ask?

Donna: Well, I've been thinking perhaps we should wait.

Michael: What?

Donna: Until after the wedding.

Michael: Why?

Donna: Because Marleyís going to be here.

Michael: Well, I know that, but --

Donna: And the whole family is going to be together. You and I are going to be in the wedding party. I donít want to spoil this for John and Sharlene. This is going to be their day.

Michael: So what are we supposed to do here, play out some ridiculous farce of togetherness or something?

Donna: Yes, some ridiculous farce. I think that you should go to the wedding with me.

Michael: What?

Donna: I think that we should attempt to consider other people's feelings.

Michael: Well, sure, but, Donna --

Donna: But what? What could possibly be more important than your brother on his wedding day?

Stacey: Oh, you should have seen the first date I had with Derek. Courtney and I went through my entire wardrobe.

Reuben: Yeah, well, everything worked out good, right?

Stacey: No, it was the worst date of my life, and I wish to forget the whole night.

Reuben: Well, the two of you have come a long way since then, huh?

Stacey: You know what I donít like about this dress?

Reuben: What?

Stacey: I look too much like a lawyer.

Reuben: If you donít want to look like a lawyer, then put on this. Donít see too many lawyers with that on.

Stacey: This one is definitely too short.

Reuben: Hmm -- oh, yeah. Oh, yeah, oh, yeah, yes.

Stacey: Maybe it's not, huh?

Reuben: Can I ask you a question?

Stacey: Sure.

Reuben: Are you in love with Derek?

Stacey: Uh -- we're very different.

Reuben: Yeah?

Stacey: And it's crazy, but --

Reuben: But?

Stacey: But it feels right.

Reuben: So you think things are going to work out?

Stacey: All I know is that for the first time in years I'm not afraid to feel.

Reuben: Oh. It's that good, huh?

Stacey: It's like he walks into the room and I just -- he touches me, I'm, like --

Reuben: Ok, ok, ok, I believe you. I donít want to hear it, ok?

Stacey: Yeah, I know, I know.

Reuben: I went through puberty once. It was a rough day.

[Phone rings]

Stacey: Oh, let me get the phone, ok?

Reuben: Ok.

Stacey: Winthrop and Edwards. Courtney! You wouldnít believe this. Reubenís here helping me -- what? That is strange. Yeah, ok, well -- no, I wonít let him. Ok, thanks. Bye-bye.

Reuben: What happened?

Stacey: You know the stolen art, the Ming vase and the Winslow Homer?

Reuben: Yeah, yeah. What about them?

Stacey: Well, somebody just returned it to the police station.

Reuben: Who would do that?

Stacey: It was anonymous. This case is getting stranger and stranger.

Mitch: You're going to just have to trust me on this, Derek.

Derek: I donít trust anyone when it comes to Lucas, and I'm not going to quit on this until he's brought down, and when I see that you've quit --

Mitch: That's not what I'm doing.

Derek: Pretty close to it.

Mitch: Look, I'm telling you, I have the same suspicions that you had, but, you know the swan is returned.

Derek: Oh, that doesn't mean a damn thing.

Mitch: Derek, I canít prove that Lucas stole it.

Derek: I'm not so sure. You know, his secretary --

Mitch: Catherine --

Derek: Was killed, and the cops know about that!

Mitch: Wait a minute, wait a minute, wait a minute. There's no proof that Lucas did that.

Derek: And Donna Hudson was attacked.

Mitch: You're right.

Derek: And you were almost killed.

Mitch: What happened between me and Lucas is personal.

Derek: Personal how?

Mitch: It's just personal, you know? Look, I donít want to talk about it.

Derek: I donít understand why you're not worried about Fanny.

Mitch: I am worried about her. That's one reason why I'm doing it this way.

Derek: What do you mean?

Mitch: Look, she cares about him. She always has. She always will. And that's the way it's going to be, you know? He's the father of her daughter.

Derek: Mitch, she does not understand about Lucas.

Mitch: No, you're right, she doesn't understand, and that's why I'm not going to push it. If he's done something wrong, then the police can catch him and the law can prove it.

Derek: Lucas is dangerous. To have him running around free is crazy!

Felicia: I'm really surprised at you, Derek.

Derek: Why?

Felicia: Lucas stood by you when you needed help. I thought this was finished.

Sharlene: This really isnít a good time, Lucas.

Lucas: We wonít be long.

Sharlene: We're all very busy. I'm sure you can see that.

John: Sharlene --

Sharlene: What?

John: I think we can spare Josie for a few minutes.

Sharlene: No, John, I really need --

John: Come on, I need you to show me where you're going to put everything in the tent. All right?

Sharlene: Why did you do that?

John: She works for him.

Josie: I knew it.

Lucas: Josie --

Josie: I -- I was awful yesterday. I was boring and nervous --

Lucas: No, no, no.

Josie: I could feel it. I just donít have what it takes.

Lucas: The hell you donít!

Josie: But you just said that I didnít have what it takes.

Lucas: I said you were a little tentative, that's all.

Josie: "Tentative." Isnít that another word for "bad"?

Lucas: No, you couldn't be bad.

Josie: Please, Lucas, donít humor me.

Lucas: Listen, you look at me now. That was only one part of the test. The important phase is yet to come.

Josie: What important phase?

Lucas: The photographs, how you look to the camera, and I have an idea.

Josie: You do?

Lucas: Yes, a new way to photograph you, a whole new look.

Josie: Wait, wait. Are you allowed to help me?

Lucas: I'm allowed to do anything I want. Just donít tell anybody.

Sharlene: The man has no right coming to my house!

John: Look, it's Josieís house, too.

Sharlene: I want him to leave us alone, John!

John: So do I, Sharlene.

Sharlene: Then why didnít you kick him out?

John: Oh, I would love to kick him out. I'd like to see him disappear from our lives completely, but that's not going to happen. Besides, he's helping Josie get something that she wants more than anything in the world.

Sharlene: Oh, oh, right, so I have to have the man to dinner? I have to tolerate him coming to my door anytime he damn well pleases?

John: You cannot keep them from talking to one another.

Sharlene: All right, fine, fine, let them talk, but not in my house.

John: Ok. I'm going to go and kick him out.

Sharlene: No.

John: No? No? Then what do you want, Sharlene?

Sharlene: John, I donít know.

John: Sharlene --

Sharlene: I donít trust the man. I just -- I donít trust him!

John: You donít have to trust him. You have to trust Josie.

Lucas: It's my ego, too, you know.

Josie: What do you mean?

Lucas: You are my personal discovery, aren't you?

Josie: Well, ok. What's the new look? What do you want me to do?

Lucas: Well, we wonít talk about that now. We'll work together. We'll work with makeup. We'll create an entirely new dynamic for you. It'll be wonderful.

Josie: When do we start?

Lucas: Tonight. Can you work tonight?

Josie: Oh, sure, that'll be great. Tonight?

Lucas: Yes.

Josie: That's -- that's the wedding rehearsal and dinner.

Lucas: Oh.

Josie: Maybe we can make it the day after tomorrow. Would that be possible?

Lucas: No, no. That's when the winner of the fresh faces campaign is going to be announced.

Josie: Oh.

Sharlene: John, she is so naive. Donít you see that she's impressed with people like Lucas?

John: Look, she has to learn to be responsible for herself sometime. You canít police who she sees. If you do, you're only going to drive her away again.

Lucas: You've got to make a decision.

Josie: No, my mother would be too hurt.

Lucas: It's your career.

John: She really wants this modeling thing.

Sharlene: Oh, donít you think I know that?

John: Then let her handle it.

Sharlene: Well, why did it have to be Lucas? Of all people, why does she have to need him?

Lucas: Sometimes you have to make sacrifices.

Josie: I know that, but --

Lucas: Josie, do you or do you not want to be a top model?

Felicia: I do appreciate you being concerned about me. But, you know, I'm getting just a little tired of Lucas being the issue around here.

Derek: Maybe that canít be helped.

Felicia: What I mean is you're free now. There are no charges. Look, shouldnít you be celebrating with Stacey?

Derek: We made a date for later.

Felicia: Good. Why donít you bring her to Tops? I'll have the chef make a special dinner, on me.

Derek: Thanks, but I made some other plans.

Felicia: Good. What?

Derek: Well, I haven't even told Stacey that yet.

Felicia: Oh. Well, I guess you better not tell me, then.

Derek: Well, I can tell you one thing.

Felicia: Yes?

Derek: It's going to be perfect.

Felicia: That's great.

Derek: Listen, it's getting late. I should be heading home. Talk to you later, Mitch.

Mitch: Remember what I said.

Felicia: And what I said. Listen, give Stacey our love --

Derek: Ok.

Felicia: And be happy.

Derek: All right.

Felicia: Come on, you deserve it. Ok.

Derek: All right.

Stacey: It's just so strange.

Reuben: What is?

Stacey: Why would anybody steal hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of art and then return it?

Reuben: Maybe they just got tired of the stuff. I donít know.

Stacey: No, it just doesn't make any sense.

Reuben: Whoo! That does. Oh, man, that is one sensible outfit.

Stacey: Thanks.

Reuben: Mm-hmm!

Stacey: I got the word on your friend Cal.

Reuben: Cal -- you mean that fence? The -- the guy who beat you?

Stacey: Yeah, supposedly, he's got a small fortune in stolen goods stashed away somewhere. He's not talking, and the police donít know where to find it.

Reuben: What do you know about that? You know, Derek is going to be one happy man when he sees you. Whoo-hoo! Yes, he is!

Stacey: Thank you, I appreciate that.

Reuben: Mm-hmm

Stacey: Now I have to give my brief.

Reuben: Oh, donít worry about that.

Stacey: No, no, no, no --

Reuben: Forget about the brief, forget about the red swan and stolen art.

Stacey: Reuben, come --

Reuben: Just have good time, ok? I'll take care it.

Stacey: I -- no.

Reuben: I promise.

Stacey: I'm afraid not.

Reuben: No, no.

Zack hey, what's going on?

Reuben: It's a date. Haven't you heard about it? Go ahead, show him your stuff. Whoo-hoo!

Zack: What are you wearing, Stacey?

Stacey: Oh, come on. You donít like it?

Zack: Are you out of your mind? We're due in court in minutes.

Stacey: In court?

Zack: The special hearing. Judge Cramer? Remember?

Stacey: No. I mean, yes, I -- but I completely forgot about it!

Zack: My car's out front.

Stacey: But I canít go like this.

Zack: You donít have any choice. If we're late, he's going to kill us. Come on.

Stacey: Wait, my briefcase! And a coat to cover up -- oh.

Reuben: Whoo, boy.

[Phone rings]

Reuben: It's too much. Uh -- hello. Winthrop, Edwards, and Lawrence. How can I help you? Yeah -- yeah, Derek, you just missed her. Yeah, yeah, yeah, she went to court, and I got a funny feeling that the verdict is definitely going to go her way. What's that? Ok, it's Judge Cramer at the county courthouse. Yeah, all right, all right, I'll see you later. Good luck.

Reuben: Maybe I can get lucky as soon as I get me some money.

Josie: Of course I care about my career.

Lucas: So then it's not a difficult decision, is it?

Josie: But this is my mother's wedding.

Lucas: This is just a rehearsal, am I right?

Josie: Yeah, but -- but she would never understand if I missed it.

Lucas: Josie, canít someone stand in for you and tell you what has to be done?

Josie: No, no, it's not just what I have to do. She's nervous, she needs me.

Lucas: Ok, I understand.

Josie: But I -- I hate missing the chance to work with you on my pictures.

Lucas: All right, I will try and rearrange my schedule so we can do it this afternoon before the rehearsal.

Josie: Oh, Lucas, that would be great.

Lucas: Otherwise, it's got to be tonight. Understand?

Josie: I understand. I'm just grateful that you even try to make it an earlier time.

Lucas: Ok, I'll call you.

Josie: Ok. I'll stay right by the phone.

Lucas: Good, good.

Josie: I wonít even go out.

Lucas: Ok, all right.

Sharlene: Hi. We need Josie now. John asked for your help out at the tent.

Josie: All right, sure.

Sharlene: I'll see Lucas out.

Lucas: Well, I guess I'll be leaving now.

Sharlene: Not until we talk, Lucas.

Lucas: Ok.

Sharlene: About Josie.

Lucas: Well, I think she's a very talented young woman.

Sharlene: Yes, I know you think she's talented, you think she's beautiful, and you're crazy about her.

Lucas: I couldn't have said it better myself.

Sharlene: And you are helping her with her career, and I know that, too, and I appreciate it.

Lucas: And it benefits me, as well.

Sharlene: What I do not appreciate is the way you are insinuating yourself into our lives.

Lucas: I donít know what you mean.

Sharlene: Oh, come on, Lucas. Come on. First -- first you're here for dinner, then you show up on our doorstep out of the blue going on and on about John and me and how much -- how happy you are for us.

Lucas: I am.

Sharlene: You donít even know us!

Lucas: I -- I donít understand.

Sharlene: Donít you?

Lucas: Do you -- do you think it's inappropriate for me to give you and John a wedding gift?

Sharlene: Yes, I do. Yes, I do, considering my past, our past together. I consider it entirely inappropriate, not to mention embarrassing.

Lucas: I didnít know that.

Sharlene: Well, now you do.

Lucas: I thought I was being friendly.

Sharlene: Like hell.

Lucas: What is it with you?

Sharlene: I have been very happy lately for the first time in a long, long time. I will not let anything or anybody undermine that happiness.

Lucas: What happened between us was --

Sharlene: "What happened between us"? No big deal? So what? Who cares?

Lucas: It was a long time ago.

Sharlene: Yes, I know when it was, damn it!

Lucas: You know, I think you're making a problem --

Sharlene: Lucas, I donít care what you think.

Lucas: Hmm. You know, Sharlene, you used to be a lot more fun.

Sharlene: There was nothing fun about that time in my life. Not for me ever.

Lucas: Really? Could' fooled me. I thought we had some great times.

Sharlene: Get out of my house.

Lucas: Look, I'm sorry --

Sharlene: Now!

Lucas: I donít know why --

Sharlene: What is it, Lucas? Do you take some special pleasure in tormenting me?

Lucas: I donít know why you think that, Sharlene.

Sharlene: Hi.

Michael: Hi. I was just looking for John.

Sharlene: Oh, he's out at the tent. He's setting up.

Michael: I'm surprised to see you here, Lucas.

Lucas: I was just leaving.

Michael: Oh. You know, I heard that you had a hand in finding the red swan.

Lucas: Oh, I take no credit in that.

Michael: Oh, come, come. I'm sure you're much too modest.

Lucas: No, I just stumbled over it at the Tops parking garage.

Michael: Yes, it's where Donna was attacked.

Lucas: So I hear.

Michael: You didnít, by chance, see anything suspicious while you were there?

Lucas: No.

Michael: Hmm. I thought it was an amazing coincidence that you of all people should find that red swan.

Lucas: Well, I have to leave now.

Michael: You know, people going crazy looking for that swan, and you just happen to stumble on it right in front of you.

Lucas: Isnít that something? Well, I guess the important thing is that Rachel has it back.

Michael: Yes, of course. I wonder how she lost it in the first place.

Lucas: Well, excuse me. Tell Josie I'll call her.

Michael: You all right?

Sharlene: I would be if I never had to see that man again.

Michael: What's your problem with him?

Sharlene: I donít trust him, and I donít want my daughter around him.

Felicia: It's just that he's had so little in his life. I am glad he has Stacey now.

Mitch: You know, you've been good for him.

Felicia: I donít know, I somehow feel responsible for him. I know that sounds dumb, doesn't it?

Mitch: No, it doesnít. That's the way you feel about him.

Felicia: I just want him to concentrate on his own life. That's why I said what I said about Lucas.

Mitch: Well, I spoke to him, too.

Felicia: You did? Wow, I appreciate that. I know how you feel about Lucas, and I donít blame you.

Mitch: I wish I could feel, or at least understand the way you felt.

Felicia: Thank you.

Mitch: I wish you could feel the same way towards Rachel.

Felicia: I would, if I understood what your relationship was.

Mitch: She needed me. That was all. She turned to me and I helped her out.

Felicia: I understand that.

Mitch: I know there has to be a limit to what I can do, to my involvement.

Felicia: And also a limit to her dependency on you.

Mitch: Maybe.

Felicia: God. I really hate this conversation a lot.

Mitch: I do, too. Why donít I just say how much you mean to me, what our marriage means to me. I'll do whatever it takes to protect it.

Felicia: Great.

Mitch: What's wrong?

Felicia: I just get a real hollow feeling inside when I hear you talking that our marriage might be in trouble.

Mitch: Wait a minute, wait a minute. I didnít mean for you to think that.

Felicia: I guess I'm -- I'm feeling a little vulnerable right now. I love you and I need your love.

Mitch: You have it. You have all of it. I'm not going to let anybody come between us.

Woman: What kind of fool

Man: What kind of fool

Woman: Tears it apart?

Man: Tears it apart?

Judge: Well, donít tell me -- it's Winthrop and Edwards.

Zack: Good afternoon, your honor. Ahem.

Stacey: I'm sorry that we were detained, your honor.

Judge: Oh, you're sorry? You're sorry? Do you know that I have cleared the court for this? Do you know that waiting in the wings are a jury, a defendant, two other attorneys?

Stacey: I am prepared, your honor. I'll get my brief. I put it in here.

Zack: Excuse me, your honor. Did you put it in there?

Stacey: Yes, I did.

Zack: Oh -- here.

Stacey: Ahem. I have the brief.

Judge: Is it raining in here, Miss Winthrop? Or have I been waiting so long that I'm just desensitized and I donít feel it?

Stacey: Uh -- no, it's not raining in here, your honor.

Judge: I'm relieved. But I'm still curious.

Stacey: I have a cold. I got a chill.

Judge: Uh-huh. Let's get on with it, shall we?

Stacey: Right. I would like to --

Kyle: Ahem.

Stacey: I would like -- I would like to --

Judge: You'd like to what, Miss Winthrop?

Stacey: Excuse me, your honor. What are you doing here?

Kyle: I'm here to take you to Derek right now.

Michael: Exactly why donít you trust Lucas with Josie?

Sharlene: There is something about him, Michael.

Michael: Like what? I mean, describe it.

Sharlene: Why? Why are you so interested?

Michael: Let's just say I know something that you donít.

Sharlene: You donít trust Lucas either, do you?

John: Sharlene?

Michael: No, I --

John: Just how foolish do I look? Oh, hi, Mike!

Michael: Oh, well, hi, John. Well, pretty foolish if you ask me.

John: I thought I'd better try some of this on anyway, see if all the parts were here.

[Sharlene laughs]

Michael: Wait a minute. Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. You -- you canít see this.

Sharlene: See what?

Michael: Well, it's bad luck to see the -- the groom in his tux.

Sharlene: No, no, no, that's only if the groom sees the bride. I know that's how it goes.

Michael: Uh-huh? Well, no, you have to go.

John: Sharlene, listen, I'll come and get you when I get undressed. No, wait a minute, that didnít sound right. Uh -- well --

Sharlene: Your bow tie's crooked.

Michael: Go.

Sharlene: No -- then teach him about the cummerbund.

Michael: Go!

Sharlene: Fix it. All right.

John: Oh.

Michael: Ah. Well, look at you, huh?

John: What's wrong? My cummerbund upside down? Is it on backwards or something?

Michael: No, no, no, no, no. No, it looks -- looks great, is what it looks like. I just -- I donít know -- couldn't quite get over the fact that you're actually going to do it.

[John laughs]

Michael: My little brother.

John: You're talking like I'm 18 or something.

Michael: What, you're not?

John: Uh-uh.

Michael: Gosh, time flies when you're having a good time, doesn't it?

John: Yeah, it sure does.

Michael: I'm really proud of you.

John: Proud? What? I mean, I got lucky. I found a terrific lady.

Michael: Well, you got that terrific lady to fall in love with you.

John: Yeah, but that was a cinch. I mean, hey, yo --

Michael: Yeah, I donít know what got into my head. I know everything's going to be fine. I -- I just wanted you to know that I want the best for you. I mean, I know we've had our differences and -- but I really do love you, John. And I wanted you to know how I felt.

John: I do know, and it means a lot.

Michael: Good. I want you to be happy.

John: Well, listen, if things turn out half as well for me as they have for you --

Michael: Oh, no. No, no, no, donít -- donít compare me to you.

John: Why not?

Michael: No. Well, because your life is your life, and my life is -- is complicated.

John: "Complicated"? What is that, a euphemism for "successful" or "fulfilled"?

Michael: John --

John: You know, I've always felt like I've had to be running behind my big brother, the brilliant student, the self-made millionaire, the guy with the beautiful wife and the terrific family. Nothing to envy there, huh?

Michael: I really didnít want you to feel that way.

John: It's all right, I -- I got over it.

Michael: My life has had its share of problems, disappointments.

John: Like I said, Mike, I got over it. But what I want now is for both of us to stay on track. I want both of us to stay happy.

Jake: Is he gone?

Donna: Yeah, he left a few minutes ago.

Jake: So?

Donna: "So," what?

Jake: "So did you guys get anything settled," so?

Donna: I donít know. I donít understand any of it. I donít know why he came here.

Jake: Well, Donna, it's good that he came, isnít it?

Donna: We're going to the wedding together.

Jake: That's terrific. Good for you.

Donna: I suppose.

Jake: I have an idea that Michael is trying to work this out. What with the wedding and all, family going on, he's going to realize he made such a big mistake.

Donna: Maybe you're right. Maybe when everybody's all together and he hears the wedding vows --

Jake: Donna, Michael is going to come to his senses.

Donna: Jake, I know that he loves me. I just know it, even if he doesn't think he does.

Jake: I'm pulling for you. Oh, you deserve to be happy.

Donna: You really mean that, donít you?

Jake: Yes.

Donna: If anybody had ever told me ever that I would be coming to you -- but here I am.

Jake: Yes, you are. Sometimes life is very strange.

Stacey: Where is Derek?

Kyle: I canít tell you. I'm just supposed to take you to him. Now let's go.

Judge: I hate to interrupt you, Miss Winthrop.

Stacey: My apologies, your honor. And I beg the court's indulgence, but I must speak with my associate for a moment.

Judge: You're indulged for 30 seconds.

Stacey: You have to take it.

Zack: What?

Stacey: Come on, you can handle it. You know the case.

Zack: What is it with you today, Stacey? You're not acting like yourself at all.

Stacey: That's right, I'm not. Excuse me, your honor, but I have a personal emergency. My associate, Mr. Edwards, will be taking over for me.

Judge: This wonít take long, counselor. Your personal emergency can wait, canít it?

Stacey: Uh -- no. I'm afraid it canít, your honor. Good luck.

Donnaís voice: What does she do for you that I canít do?

Michaelís voice: I -- this is very hard to talk about.

Donnaís voice: Yeah, well, let's just try to talk about it, Michael! Let's talk about it. What's happened to us? What's happened?

[Donna cries]

Michaelís voice: Things change.

Donnaís voice: We donít change!

Michaelís voice: Things change.

Donna: We donít change.

Michael: Feelings change.

Donna: No, we donít, Michael, not us. I know you better than anybody in the whole world! Oh, God, you're in love with her! Oh, no! You're in love with her, aren't you?

Michael: Yes.

Arianne: Michael?

Michael: What news?

Arianne: We think we know the location Lucas and his people are working out of.

Michael: Good.

Arianne: That's the upside. The downside is my agents tell me Donna is still being followed.

Michael: I'm sure she is. Arianne, Donna suggested that we wait until after the wedding to tell people about our separation.

Arianne: What?

Michael: There's nothing I could do. I had to go along with her for now. I couldn't afford her getting suspicious.

Arianne: Michael, Lucas is already suspicious of you.

Michael: Damn it, donít you think I know that? What else can we do? I mean, the only option is to hit Lucas now, hit him hard.

Arianne: No, we have to hold off on that.

Michael: Why?

Arianne: Because our reports indicate a major shipment is getting ready to go out. That's the time to hit them -- when they're about to ship, not now.

Michael: But meanwhile, my wife is being stalked, her life is in danger!

Arianne: You need for Lucas and his people to find out.

Michael: I know that. How do I get Donna to do -- I mean, I canít arouse her suspicions.

Arianne: All right, the wedding. The wedding is a perfect opportunity to reveal the situation.

Michael: What are you talking about?

Arianne: A public blowup.

Michael: It's my brother's wedding.

Arianne: Michael, Lucas would find out. The goons would be called off.

Michael: No, I -- no.

Arianne: Look, we are going to hit Lucas hard. He is certain to hit back. He's already tried once. It shouldnít be hard to figure out who his target would be.

Michael: All right.

Sharlene: Oh, I like that one.

Josie: This one?

Sharlene: Yeah. Oh, Josie, this is beautiful, but, then, you know something, sweetheart, all of your pictures are just -- they're great.

Josie: Oh, no, they're not. I -- I need new ones.

Sharlene: Come on, Josie, you're too critical.

Josie: No, I'm not. They're -- they're awful. I hate them.

Sharlene: Oh, really? So is that why a big shot like Lucas thinks that you're going to be a top model?

Josie: Who says he thinks that?

Sharlene: He told me.

Josie: Well, that's not what he told me. Not today, anyway.

Sharlene: Oh, no? Then what were the two of you talking about?

Josie: Nothing. It wasn't important.

Sharlene: Then why did he need to speak to you privately?

Josie: It wasn't private, it was -- it was business.

Sharlene: Oh. Excuse me.

Josie: Oh, Mama, I wish -- I wish you could've been a little more friendly.

Sharlene: Friendly?

Josie: Yeah. You act like you donít even want Lucas in our house.

Sharlene: Jos, I -- I didnít mean to --

Josie: Well, that's what it seemed.

Sharlene: I just donít want you to lose perspective, Josie. I mean, it is fine to have ambition, but --

Josie: But what?

Sharlene: But, honey, I donít want you to lose sight of what's really important.

Josie: And my career isnít important?

Sharlene: Of course your career is important, of course it is, but I just donít want you to think it can be everything.

Josie: I never said it was.

Sharlene: Well, maybe you ought to make it clear to Lucas that you have other priorities.

Josie: Oh, sure. Then he'll just go out and find someone who doesnít.

Sharlene: Well, maybe that would be for the best, Jos.

Josie: What do you have against Lucas?

John: And the countdown continues. Only, what, 24 hours and about 30 seconds until the famous Frame-Hudson wedding.

Sharlene: That's all, huh?

John: That's right. And then we got a rehearsal and a rehearsal dinner, then we've got to go to sleep, then we got to get up and be nervous and have breakfast and get nervous --

Sharlene: No, no, no! All that in 24 hours?

John: That's right. So what are we doing standing around here?

Sharlene: Not me. I'm not standing around here. I'm going to go get dressed for the rehearsal.

John: Good.

Josie: And I -- I have a few phone calls to make.

John: Josie, I couldn't help but overhear the last part of your conversation with your mother.

Josie: I know -- I know I shouldnít have upset her, not tonight.

John: What's going on?

Josie: The same old thing.

John: Is she interfering?

Josie: Just it's happening all over again. She thinks I'm 12 years old.

John: Was it about Lucas?

Josie: Why doesn't she trust him?

John: Josie, please, just -- just try to be patient with her about this, ok?

Josie: I'll try, but I just -- I sure donít understand it.

[Answering machine beeps]

Lucas' voice: Josie, honey, if we're going to do this, it has to be tonight. Oh Ė I arranged it so we have the video loft all to ourselves. So donít let me down, ok?

Kyle: Well, here it is.

Stacey: Here? Are you sure this is the place that Derek wanted me to meet him?

Kyle: Well, I guess this is the place. Well, I got to go.

Stacey: Ok. Wait a second, how are you going to get home?

Kyle: Donít worry about me. You two just have fun.

[Music plays]

Stacey: Oh, Derek.

Derek: Tonight is our night.

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