Melrose Place s06e21 Episode Script

A Swing and a Mrs.

1 You up for a visitor? Kyle.
Oh, my God, I can't believe you're here.
I mean, I never thought you'd come and see me.
You must hate me.
No, I don't hate you, Christine.
No, a guy like you wouldn't.
But maybe you should.
I mean, if it wasn't for me, you and Amanda would be married by now.
Dr.
Burns told me you had to postpone the wedding.
I never meant for that to happen.
I mean, hell, I never meant for you to find me.
Maybe that's a lie, maybe I did.
I just wish for your sake, it had all ended on those train tracks.
You know Peter says he's going to spring you tomorrow.
Well, don't worry, I'm going back to New Mexico.
What's the rush? You should take your time, get yourself back on your feet before you make any plans.
Are you asking me to stay? I'm asking you to let me help you this time.
Okay? I don't deserve you, Kyle.
I really don't.
Get some rest.
I'll see you tomorrow.
Suicide hotline, Nick speaking.
Nick, it's me.
I thought you'd want to know it's working.
Kyle's worried about me and doesn't want me to leave town.
I told you you could count on him.
The man's as decent as they come.
Yeah, I wasn't expecting that.
What did you think? I'd lie to you? No, it's just that nobody's ever risked their life for me before.
Oh, that's so sweet.
I'm getting all soft and mushy inside.
Just remember, keep that history going.
The Gulf War, all the simple things you missed over there.
What do you think I'm doing? I'll never get that war out of my head.
I've gone over every stupid detail so many times.
Just keep up the good work, doll.
My future's riding on you.
Check it out Feel power running through my veins Paradigm shift whole perspective change Tech up going to expand my brain System surge new heights to maintain Got strength like a force of nature This time I'm an instigator The time's now can't wait for later Competition dominator Blast off like a Houston Rocket Big gun gotta load and lock it Just one way to satisfaction Unleash the beast and take action No time to waste so take action Yeah I feel invincible Invincible Got strength like a force of nature I feel invincible Invincible Look, I'm just the messenger so don't shoot me, okay? But the hospital called and said that new equipment you ordered for the fifth floor has not arrived yet.
What new equipment? You know, to replace the old equipment that you donated to that medical center.
Here's your paperwork.
That's not my handwriting.
Somebody forged my signature.
Hey, in case Peter hasn't jumped at the chance to tell you I helped Lexi move out of his place this morning.
She found an apartment that fast? Uh, not exactly.
She she kind of moved in with me.
Uh, Megan, Megan, I can explain.
Yeah, you will, in private.
Coop, listen, before you go in there and get your butt kicked, I need a favor.
Now you and I both know that nothing I said or did caused the death of Lexi's father.
Now the answers have to be in his medical records.
Well, I was wondering if you could use your Ohio connections to get those records sent out here.
Look, if you think that Tom had some preexisting condition, you're way off base.
He was never sick a day in his life.
He's an obvious type A personality, he's arrogant, aggressive, overbearing Hey, that's enough.
What you know about Tom Sterling could fit in a thimble.
Forget about any favors from me.
All right, I know how this looks, but I am not sleeping with Lexi.
I mean, she's got the bed, I'm on the couch.
You know what? One night is tough enough and now she's camping out.
How do you think that makes me feel? You have you have enough time to help Lexi move, but you don't have any time to spend with me.
I was assaulted at Michael's clinic last night and you have no idea about it.
What are you talking about, assaulted? What what happened? Some guy held a knife to my throat, okay? I thought he was going to slash my vocal chords.
All right, all right, that's it, Michael's clinic is off limits.
You know what? While you're living with your ex-wife, okay, you have no right to tell me what to do.
Damn it, Megan, I care about you.
You care about a lot of people.
It's a pretty big club.
I don't deserve that.
Lexi needs me now.
Look, I'm all the family she's got left.
Far be it for me to compete with that.
I, um I have work to do.
Thought you were on your way to New York.
Yeah, well, there's been a change of plans.
Amanda's going to the conference.
And I got this dead-end campaign dumped in my lap.
Wait a second, this is my dance studio artwork.
Oh, you don't like it.
Don't jump all over me.
The client wanted a new spin.
Gen-Xer appeal, so take a seat, let's get started here.
I can't, I'm up to my neck in the Baylor campaign.
Oh, that's right.
I'm I'm sorry.
You don't have any time for this.
You're all wrapped up in Mr.
Baseball.
Is this what I have to look forward to? You being jealous of every guy I work with? Just the ones you have the hots for.
Hey, guys.
Want to go catch a movie? No, we don't have any time.
Sam and I have a lot of work to do.
Yes, we do.
And I'm taking mine back to the office.
Ooh.
Okay, I guess that means the honeymoon is officially over.
Yeah, that's not remotely funny.
I'm sorry.
Hey, what are you working on? A stupid ballroom dancing campaign.
Like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers? That's not stupid.
That's romantic.
Try depressing.
You probably don't know this, but I actually taught ballroom dancing.
It's not something to really get excited about.
Well, I'm not a professional, but I know what would get me excited.
Cute instructor in tight pants and some tall, dark, handsome stranger who holds me in his arms all night.
Then asks me for my phone number.
That's not a campaign.
It sounds more like your fantasy.
But aren't your fantasies what advertising's all about? Take a dance class, it'll cure you.
Great idea.
But you have to come with me.
Come on.
It could be fun.
Never thought I'd see you here.
Let me ask.
How long before someone breaks into my car? Oh, it's okay.
You'll hear the alarm.
You've done wonders with the place, Michael.
Mind if I look around? Um, well, there's nothing to see really.
Just community service at work.
Well, look at this.
Oh, a defibrillator with the initials "WM" stamped on it.
Oh, and another "WM.
" What a nice infusion pump.
Also with the initials "WM" stamped on it.
Now, tell me Michael, what does that "WM" stand for? Not Wilshire Memorial? No, Wallace Mancini, my uncle, I dedicated the center to him.
Cut the crap, Michael.
You're a thief, and this time I'm calling the cops.
Come on, Peter.
I'll pay for them.
You know I'm good for it.
Tell it to the judge.
Hey.
Hey.
Hey.
So you come into my neighborhood and shake down my pals, got it? Let him go.
Let him go, Spider.
He's a doctor.
Are you sure about that, Doc? Looks like trouble to me.
But, hey, whatever you want.
You running a gang now? No, no, look, I don't know what the deal is with this punk.
Hey, I'm your guardian angel, Doc.
This is a badass neighborhood.
I'm offering you some protection.
Spider, you don't have to protect me from this guy.
Hey, meet, Dr.
Peter Burns.
He's my personal hero.
You know, he donated all of the medical equipment to the center.
Sorry, I didn't know.
You're all right, Doc Burns.
Got a nice beamer there too.
Look, uh, cheer up.
Hospital gets a great tax write-off, and the board will worship the ground you walk on.
Everyone will think as much of you as you do.
You're a very sick man, Michael.
Nice to meet you, Spider.
You have a nice night.
Now, Spider, you didn't pop his car phone, did you? Woman: Be more definite with your step.
Yes.
Man: Okay.
And, you, move with him, yes.
Yes.
I think I've got it.
Yeah, there you go.
Nothing quite like the actual hands-on, physical experience, is there? The challenge is, though, to translate that feeling into print ads and billboards and copy.
Right.
Think advertising.
Ooh, oh.
Uh, was that from the advanced class? Because I can't do that fancy stuff.
Sure you can, if you're with me.
Just don't let go.
She is just wonderful.
But in truth It's too soon To know I'm afraid I might swear That I'm falling in love Amanda, this is so brave of you to be out in public after being ditched at the altar.
I wasn't ditched, Kyle and I postponed the wedding.
Oh, yeah, right, postponed it.
You know what, that's what I would tell people to.
Hey, beautiful.
Where you been? I've been calling you all day? Uh, out, and now I'm leaving for New York on the red-eye.
Since when? Since I suddenly found a week free.
And what happened to getting married? You were too busy nursing your wounded bird back to mental health.
Look, hold it right there, okay? I've got the situation with Christine under control.
So she's going back to New Mexico? Yeah, eventually, just not right away.
The suicide watch continues.
Come here.
How can you be so cold? She tried to commit suicide for God's sake.
Oh, right, right.
She writes you a note full of clues, I mean, she practically drew you a map of where she'd be, and then she waited for you to rescue her off some train tracks like a bad western.
That doesn't sound like suicide.
That sounds like something Taylor would do.
You know what? She wouldn't even be here if you hadn't invited her.
Don't kid yourself.
She would have shown up eventually.
All roads lead to Kyle McBride.
Oh, you know what, I love you, Amanda.
I've stayed by you, I have done everything I can for you Right, right, so there's just one thing left for you to do.
Make sure Christine is gone by the time that I get back.
You might want to cover that up with a sweater.
I won't feel the chill as much once I'm outside.
What's wrong? Afraid you're cheating on Kyle if you're doing it with me? Yeah, maybe that's exactly what I'm feeling.
Right, you know the routine.
Here are the groceries that you ordered.
Perfect timing, as usual.
Hope I haven't been calling too much.
No, no, it's okay.
Hey, look at this.
You've got some color back in your cheeks.
Uh, yeah, yeah, I've been feeling much better.
That's the idea.
In fact, I'm thinking I may be well enough to go home.
Back to New Mexico.
That's good to hear.
Yeah, and don't worry, I'm not going to jump off of any buildings.
It's time for me to get back to my life and let you get back to yours.
I'm so sorry our lives turned out to be different than we thought they would be.
I know you've been through a lot of pain and I feel like some of it's my fault.
There was nothing you could have done for me.
I'm the one that pushed you away.
You thought I was dead so you went on with your life.
But if I hadn't have taken Nick's word for it, I mean, if I would have gone to see you It wouldn't have changed anything.
It's just, now that we've reconnected, I never knew I'd still have these feelings, that they'd be just as strong.
I guess we both have to come to grips with that because it's not a one-way street.
I have no right to ask you this, but would you spend tomorrow with me? Maybe have lunch, go for a walk, you know, mundane things, the things we missed while we were in the Gulf.
If you want to check with Amanda I completely understand.
No, no, no, it's okay.
Uh, I'll tell you what, I'll have somebody handle the club, so we can meet around noon.
Thank you.
Are you out of your mind? You can't go home now.
Kyle and Amanda are still together.
Would you calm down? The deal is to get Kyle to fall in love with me and the best way to do that is spend as much time with him as I possibly can.
I'm not going anywhere.
All right.
You better watch it.
I'm not only in this for the money, I'm looking for me and Kyle to be buddies again.
Look, just keep your part of the bargain.
This'll be the easiest five grand you ever made.
It's not as easy as you think.
Megan, what are you doing here? You know this neighborhood isn't safe after dark.
Why, do you think a couple punks with knives are going to change the way I live my life? Well, uh, listen, about the other night.
You know, um, if anything were to ever happen to you, I couldn't live with myself.
I appreciate that.
But I'm a big girl, you know, I mean, I have spent a lot more time on the street than you have.
Yeah but, I mean, you're a girl.
And you're a guy, who's in way over his head.
Why don't you do yourself a favor and close shop, huh? Wow, thanks for the concern.
But, you know, I'm like Albert Schweitzer down here.
I'm teaching these people basic hygiene.
They're starting from scratch.
But, uh, that is not the reason you came down here.
Now don't get mad, okay? But you have that "somebody called me a hooker" look.
No, but they might as well have.
You know, I hate that you know me so well.
What can I say? With love comes knowledge.
So, come on, what did Coop do now? Nothing.
He didn't do anything.
I just, you know, I just don't feel like I fit in anywhere.
Since when? Since you started dating Mr.
Ivy league? Well, you know, I grew up in a trailer park, and after that, well, forget it.
You know, it doesn't exactly make for great dinner conversation.
Megan, give yourself a break.
You were a wonderful woman when I met you, and you are a wonderful woman now.
And don't let Coop or anyone make you feel like you don't measure up.
Okay? Come on.
No, I can't let this happen.
No, look, I, Megan, I want what you want.
Trust trust me.
Thank you.
Good night.
Try not to feel rejected Who knows Someday we might be friends Hi.
Hi.
I just, uh, I thought you might want to see the campaign, if you have the time.
For my dance partner, sure.
Okay, there's no copy, it's all visual.
It's about a couple, they're friends.
You know, they see each other every day at work, but when they get on the dance floor it's like their bodies were made for each other.
It's, uh It's wonderful.
Really, really romantic.
You did a great job.
Thank you.
Thanks for, you know, your encouragement.
Hi.
I figured you'd be here.
Can I get you a drink, Sam? No, no.
I got us a table downstairs and they said that it'll be ready in a few minutes.
Oh.
What's this? Is this the new campaign? Huh.
There's no copy? Oh, Billy, the clients are going to hate this.
I'm sorry, I'm sorry.
No, it's okay.
I didn't think you'd get it.
Come on, let's go dance.
Come on, you're such a good dancer.
No, not old fuddy dancing, I want to be close to you.
It was clear by the words Left unspoken It was over It was over for good Uh, I know it's early but I just wanted to make sure you're all right.
After I got home last night, I knocked on your door.
I called several times after that.
Well, as you can see, I'm fine.
Thanks for your concern.
Whoa, whoa, wait.
You know something, I'm feeling a little like I'm on the defensive here, and I really don't think I should be.
Lexi just needed a place to stay.
Well, and so did I.
So I just went to see Michael at the clinic.
Ah, okay, now I'm fuming.
You know Michael's bad enough, but that neighborhood of his is even worse.
Look, I'm not some teenager that just got off the bus from Iowa, okay? I've been around the block a few times.
Look, I am just trying to protect you.
Oh, from what? From the neighborhood or from Michael? From both.
You know what, he's not always the enemy, okay? At least he had time for me, which is more than I can say for you.
You know, you're being petty here, Megan.
That's not like you at all.
I can't compete with some country-club-hopping sorority girl who was born with an entire set of silver flatware in her mouth.
Come on, do you really think that matters to me? All right, sure.
You know what, at one point in my life, it did.
But that is ancient history.
Then why is ancient history still sleeping in your bed? Megan, stop this! Look, I can't, okay, because maybe someone like Michael is more my speed, you know, someone who can accept me for who I am.
He's called you a whore more times than he's called you a lady.
I would hardly call that acceptance.
Yeah, but you know what? He doesn't expect me to be someone that I'm not.
Damn it, Megan, neither do I.
I care about you.
And the last thing I want is for you to end up with Michael.
Then the first thing you have to do is get your ex-wife to move out of your apartment, because until then, I can't promise anything.
Hello? Hey.
It's me, checking in.
How are things going? Like clockwork.
Actually, it's been a very productive trip.
So, how's Christine? Wait, let me, let me rephrase that.
Where is Christine? She's still in town, but she's leaving tomorrow night.
Oh, well, that's good news.
If you believe it.
I've missed you.
I've missed you too.
Look, I should get going, I've got a meeting in 15 minutes.
Is there anything else? Christine: Ready to go? Amanda: Kyle, are you still there? Uh, yeah, Amanda, you know things are getting a little hectic around here.
I'll see you tomorrow night then.
Yeah, I can't wait.
Maybe you should have told her we're spending the day together.
Believe me, she could care less.
Let's go.
So you tell me if it does look good.
All right.
Oh, when the cat's away the rat will play.
Taylor, cover for me, I've got things to do.
Things, huh? Looks more like a date to me.
Better get your eyes checked.
So, I'm glad that both of our campaigns are both almost finished, so we can, uh, take the day off.
Feels great.
So now that it's over, how do you how do think your campaign with Jeff went? Well, I think that Flash Sporting Goods seemed pleased.
They should be, you put a lot of work into it.
Kind of like what you're doing with the Lightfoot Dance Studio photo shoot.
Well, not exactly.
It's kind of been fun.
You know I took some classes.
Yeah, got my heart beating again.
That that's good.
So when you take these classes who's your dance partner? Whoever's there.
Yeah.
You know what, I'm going to call the office, see how things are going.
Yeah, I think I'll check my messages too.
You got a bad sense of direction or you just think you own the place? It's a shame I don't, 'cause then I could kick your devious butt out of this practice for withholding vital information.
Tom Sterling's medical records.
He had uncontrolled high blood pressure, 210 over 130.
He overloaded on salt and refused to take his medication.
But you already know that, don't you? Yeah, I do.
So what's my prize? The guy was a walking time bomb.
You were just going to bury this file, weren't you? Probably because you want Lexi all to yourself.
You know what, Peter? You should really ask questions before you make assumptions.
Coop's right, Peter.
Leave him alone.
Your father had a pre-existing condition.
He could have died at any time.
I know, Coop told me this morning, as soon as he found out.
Perhaps I should leave you two alone.
Uh, feel free to use my office, but then again, you already do.
You know I didn't kill your father.
Yes.
And I'm here to acknowledge that.
But it still doesn't excuse your behavior or your tactics.
I mean, secret tape-recordings? Peter, lies? I can't accept that.
I don't want to lose you.
Well, I'm very sorry.
But you should have thought of this before.
Oh, God, this has been the best day.
No question.
Yeah.
Hey.
What's the matter? I thought you were having a good time.
It just hit me.
This is all going to end.
You have to appreciate the good time we had together, live with those memories, and move forward.
Who cares about moving forward when you only want to go back? I better take you home.
Megan, please don't go in there.
How did you know I was here? Two hunches actually, the second being that What's that peanut brain want now? We belong together.
Look, I checked with Amanda.
There's a free apartment in the building.
Let's do it, let's make a commitment.
That's been our whole problem, there's been too much thinking and analyzing.
It's time to just make the leap.
I love you, Megan.
Move in with me? Well, will I have to fill out the, uh, the change-of-address form if I'm just moving apartments? Let's go.
That's it.
Hey, hang on a sec.
My arm! Megan, wait! You know, better luck next time, Mancini.
But you know what? There's not gonna be a next time.
Well, I guess it's good night then.
Can't we just I don't want to be alone right now.
Stay with me, just for tonight, just to keep the nightmares away.
I can't.
You know that.
Please? I need someone here with me tonight.
Nothing more, I swear.
Morning.
Morning.
What time is it? Watch your eyes.
It is early.
I guess I should get going.
I understand.
How did you sleep? Never better.
I have to admit, having you here made me feel safe again.
I'm glad.
I got to get back to the club, and Amanda.
No, actually, she's not coming back 'til this evening.
Well, I'll be on a plane back home by then.
Uh, say goodbye for me, will you? Sure.
It feels like we're always saying goodbye, doesn't it? Yeah.
God, I wish it didn't have to be like this.
Come here.
Goodbye, Christine.
You're going to be fine.
You're going to be fine.
Be happy, okay? You too.
Jordan: "and so, this concludes my last will and testament", "faithfully submitted by myself, Thomas Sterling.
" And this completes the will.
My father always knew how much you loved that money clip.
It was a very nice gesture on his part.
Yeah.
He had his moments.
Excuse me, Coop.
Hmm? May I speak to you, uh, in private for a moment? Yeah, certainly, Jordan.
Uh, Lexi, do you want to wait? No, I should get back to work.
I'll just talk to you later, hmm? Jordan: It's good to see you.
Yeah.
Thank you.
Coop, there's a secret codicil attached to Thomas Sterling's will.
If you remarry Lexi within the next 12 months, and live together as husband and wife in fact, you will inherit $10 million.
Come on, you got to be joking.
Not at all.
Tom thought you were the only man good enough to marry his daughter.
Told me so on many occasions.
No.
No, I Been there, done that.
You know what? I'm not doing it again.
Well, it makes no difference, Coop.
The money's being placed in an escrow account for one year, giving you essentially 12 months to change your mind, and marry Lexi Sterling.
Huh, sorry I startled you, but had you checked the messages, you would have found out I was coming home early.
Good morning to you too.
I took yesterday off.
What, from life? Where were you all night? I I was with Christine.
Look, she's going to be out of our lives forever.
She leaves tonight, and she just She wanted to spend one last day with me.
Is that a written guarantee, or just a verbal promise from a crazy woman? Come on, you know, I was just trying to do the right thing.
We went to lunch, we walked around Spent the night together, right, you mentioned that.
Yeah, with Christine in her bed and me sitting in a chair.
Amanda, nothing happened.
Nothing.
Look, I want to believe you, but for God's sake, the woman was in love with you, and you were in love with her.
Yeah, exactly, was.
I was in love with her.
My feelings for her died a long time ago.
Come on, all I did was offer comfort to a woman that can't even hold a candle to you.
Amanda, nobody is going to take your place.
Not now, not ever.
Come on, you, you walk into a room, all heads turn.
But me, my heart melts.
You are the only love in my life.
Well, I just want to get off this roller coaster.
Start our life together.
So do I.
You know, before we can, we have to trust each other.
We have to say it, and we have to believe it.
I trust you.
I trust you too.
Hey, Sam.
Wow, you don't look so good.
It's just, it's it's awful, I can't stop thinking about Jeff.
That's probably not such a good idea, Sam, seeing as you're married to Billy.
Oh, and that's the other thing, yesterday we tried to have a romantic day together, we barely say two words to each other.
We both just wanted to be someplace else.
I mean, is that a good marriage? Tell me, Jennifer, what am I doing wrong? Well, I think it's pretty obvious, Sam, you're obsessing about a man who isn't your husband.
I know, and Jeff's going away to spring training.
I mean, shouldn't it go away? You mean, out of sight out of mind? Not always.
I mean, he's based in L.
A.
, so he'll be back, and then what? Then what? Oh, I am so confused.
Hmm, of course you are.
It's like Well, it's like buying a new car.
You see one that you really like and you get all excited, and you want to take it for a spin.
So you start the engine, and you slide it into gear, and you just love the way it feels.
But when it comes time to trade in the old car, suddenly it's hard because you had a history together.
And you realize that it's worth more than you think, and that you probably don't need a new car anyway.
So what do you do? You keep the old car.
Maybe.
Or maybe you just test drive the new one again.
Just to make sure.
What the hell you doing? Going home for real.
I'm not going to be a part of this anymore.
Kyle's a special guy and he doesn't deserve to be treated like this.
You are falling for him.
That's the idea, wasn't it? No, the plan was for him to fall for you.
You slept with him, didn't you? I saw you, last night.
The two of you came in this room.
He didn't touch me, okay? Maybe that's Kyle.
Don't hold your breath.
What are you doing here? Well, Nick called me.
He said he thought you were going soft on us.
By the looks of things, he was right.
Yeah, she's getting ready to blow town.
You're not going anywhere, you ungrateful bimbo.
This is my plan and my idea, and you're going to follow through with it to the end.
Do you understand? Or does your puny little brain need me to make myself clearer? Sam, wait.
What are you doing here? I, uh, I guess I came because we didn't really get a chance to say goodbye.
You could have called me.
No, no, I couldn't because I needed to see you.
I can't get you off my mind.
It seems like we read each other's minds.
God, this is crazy! This is that whole old car-new car thing, and I wasn't even in the market for a new car.
Sam, what are you talking about? Nothing.
I don't know.
I can't do this.
Um Knock 'em dead.
One for the Gipper, and all that.
Have a great season.
I'm gonna miss you, Sam.
A lot.
I'm gonna miss you too.
Man: Beautiful.
Good, nice, nice, nice Can you wet your lips a little bit? Good.
Nice.
Beautiful.
Beautiful.
Great, thanks everybody.
That's it.
That's a wrap.
That was so much fun! At first the campaign was just a bunch of pictures on paper, but now it's come to life.
I'm really proud of you, Billy.
You should be proud too.
You were my inspiration.
Wow.
I've never been anyone's inspiration before.
Don't move.
May I have this dance, please? Hmm, we're getting pretty good at this.
Yeah.
It's almost a perfect fit.