Melrose Place s06e27 Episode Script

The Nasty Minded Professor

1 Oh, hi.
Expecting someone else? Say, maybe, I don't know, a guy? Oh, yeah, right, I'm beating them away with a stick these days.
Samantha: Oh, you shouldn't be so hard on yourself, you know.
I think most guys probably find you irresistible.
I'll accept the compliment, Sam, but at the same time, I'll assume that's not the only reason why you're here.
Well, I just wanted you to be the first to know that my period of confusion is over.
I've decided to work it out with Billy.
Wow.
That's great.
Yeah, I realized that my affair with Jeff was a big mistake.
Almost as big as discussing it with you.
Well, you seemed to need a friend.
Yeah, and friends share everything, right? In theory.
Theories are great, until you test them, and they wind up trashing your life.
Whoops, there I go again, just shooting my mouth off, when none of this is really any of your business, is it? I guess not.
Oh, I almost forgot, something that is your business.
Billy and I just made love, and it was incredible.
So if his eye was beginning to wander, it won't anymore.
This is really great news, Sam.
At least, for me.
A little late for a house call.
Oh, mind your own business.
Hey, Taylor.
Hi.
All right, take it easy now.
Well, I did what you told me.
I rested, and I took it easy, and I think I feel better.
Okay.
Is it a real sharp pain, or all over? Well, there's a really sharp pain all over.
Really scared me.
I'm gonna be all right.
I mean, the baby's gonna be okay, right? Hold on, give me a second.
You know, it's really weird, 'cause I really care about this baby.
I mean, before, you know, it was just all about pretending with Peter and Kyle, and I guess I really thought I knew what it would be like to be pregnant.
But now I know the real feelings, and it's just so profound and just so much deeper.
What? Here.
Listen to this.
It's your baby's heartbeat.
Strong, steady, and right on schedule.
Oh, wow, it's so amazing.
I mean, even though this baby's coming at the worst possible time, with Kyle romancing me, and my not knowing who the father is, whether it's you, Nick, or Kyle.
It's still the most incredible miracle.
A new life.
Wow.
You know, Michael, for the first time in a really long time, I've got hope.
Of course you are floating Floating out to sea The current is flooded With thoughts of me, me, me Take your toys home 'Cause no one wants to play You think of yourself first And then you feel betrayed You're drinking bathwater Consuming your dirt Remind me one more time This shouldn't have to hurt You seem to wanna break What's only meant to bend Your cup is empty now This is where it ends Don't don't say it.
That dreaded "I have to go to work" line.
This just, this feels too good to spoil with real life.
Oh, I wish I could slack off, but the timing couldn't be worse.
I know, but if we're moving to Philadelphia Ah, this appointment is nowhere near a done deal.
And in the meantime, I've gotta continue my practice, my business with Lexi, not to mention Michael's lawsuit.
You know what? I really, I really wish there was more I could do to help.
And you're doing it by staying out of it.
Michael would like nothing better than to have you come calling over this.
Ten to one, it's the main reason he's doing this whole thing in the first place.
Uh, uh, uh! I'm going to the shower.
Hey, hey.
On the lips, buster, or you're not going anywhere.
On the lips? I gotta get in the shower.
You're right, all right.
Hey, grab that, will ya? And if it's the hospital, tell them I'm on my way.
Hello? Hello.
Dr.
Larner from Hutchins here.
Is this Megan? Oh, yes.
How are you, Dr.
Larner? Well, if you don't start calling me George, I'll be offended.
Okay, whatever you say, George.
If you want to speak to Coop, he's in the shower, I'll get him for you.
No, no, don't bother, you can tell him when he gets out.
You see, he's made it to the next level, and we'd like to fly him, and you, of course, here to Philadelphia, to meet the rest of the search committee.
Oh, wow, that is good news.
Yes, yes, I think you'll love our campus.
You will be accompanying him, I hope.
Nothing would be a bigger help to Coop than having a woman at his side.
Of course I'll be there.
I can't wait.
Neither can I.
See you soon, Megan.
Guess where we're going.
Huh? Philadelphia.
No! You're meeting with the rest of the search committee.
Huh! One step closer to having all of your dreams come true.
What, are you kidding me? I've got my dream come true right here.
Lexi: Got awfully cold last night.
In that big bed, all alone.
Isn't the idea of living together to live together? You know, I don't know which is worse, huh, Michael's lawsuit or Coop leaving the practice to go to Philadelphia.
You know, if he goes, I have to handle this entire legal mess myself.
Me against Michael with absolutely no leverage.
So ask Coop to stay.
Oh, yeah, sure.
Give up an appointment to Hutchins Research Hospital and stay and fight a loser like Michael.
I wouldn't even know how to ask.
Well, what if Coop couldn't go? I mean, as the owner of his pharmaceutical company, what if I forbid him from going? Well, I don't want you to do anything you don't want to do.
It'll be a snap.
In no time, I'll have Coop eating out of the palm of my hand.
Well, good morning to you.
Taylor! You look lovely this morning.
Thank you.
I feel lovely.
Well, I gotta get to work, I got a quartet to audition.
Uh, before you go, I just wanted to thank you again for the other day.
It was really nice, just getting away from my problems and your problems.
Well, I'm glad you had a good time, so did I.
You know, another thing, I miss your cooking.
I mean, I know Mario's great, and most people can't tell the difference, but I sure can.
You know, why don't I, uh, cook dinner for you tonight? We'll eat in the kitchen.
Just like the old days? Just like the old days.
See you then.
Okay.
Hey.
Seems like your little plan is progressing nicely.
Yeah, she's asking me out now.
You know what? I think it's just a matter of time before she spills everything she knows about Christine and Nick and this whole mystery.
I gotta tell you, Kyle, I'm starting to feel a little guilty about this whole thing.
Aren't you? What? About manipulating her? No way.
I mean, come on, it's not like she hasn't manipulated me, and everybody else since forever.
I know, but in the end you know she's gonna get hurt.
I think that she intentionally tried to ruin my marriage.
If that's true, she doesn't deserve one iota of mercy.
None.
Morning.
I swear it's this fluorescent lighting.
An hour under these things, and I have a splitting headache too.
I think this particular headache came from red wine.
Oh, you have an allergy? Only when I drink too much.
If I may say so, I think this guy Rory is big trouble.
Actually, I was drinking alone last night.
But, hey, now that you mention it, next time I'll invite Rory over for company.
The guy has a wicked knack for reminding me just how screwed up my life is.
Do we have a meeting scheduled? What you should be scheduling is an appointment with a psychiatrist.
Why bother when I have you to judge me? Rory is a creep, and you're still married to Kyle.
Oh, this is priceless.
From you, a lecture on fidelity.
All right, maybe I flirted with disaster with Jeff Baylor, but I'm over it.
I ended it.
Now I'm devoting my life to Billy.
You you've gotta get over this Christine thing.
A woman died, and I'm the reason.
You don't just get over that.
Is it better to punish yourself? Somebody has to.
Get out of here before I fire you.
Hi, you must Jeff.
I'm Jennifer, Sam's best friend.
I doubt she's mentioned me, but maybe she has.
Once or twice maybe, what can I do for you? Well, it's like this.
I know all about you two, and your whole affair, and Sam and I are history, didn't she tell you? Well, yeah.
Sort of.
But the thing about Sam is, she doesn't always say what she means.
And you scared her big time with all that marriage talk.
I mean you start that with someone who's still married, and you're in big trouble.
Yeah, well, I don't lie, okay, that's not my style.
If you think I'm gonna talk to you about this, somebody I don't even know it's just the way I felt, so I said it.
No, don't get me wrong, I think what you're doing is great.
Honesty, truth, that whole macho thing.
It's probably why she loves you so much.
That's right.
She does still love you.
Hell, you turned her whole world around.
She was bored, still searching, and when she found you, it changed her.
She blossomed.
Look, I don't know what you're suggesting.
She's regretting your break-up.
I can tell, and for some reason, she doesn't know how to reapproach you about it.
So, I'm thinking, all we've gotta do is get you in a room with her, and things will take care of themselves.
Yeah, but she won't see me.
Don't worry about that.
All I needed to know is that you're willing.
Leave the able part to me.
Man: Order up.
Sweetheart.
Mmm.
Oh! Mmm! Portobello mushrooms are heavenly.
What's the main course? Please say lobster! Hey, don't be in such a rush, anyway it's a secret, and you love secrets.
Sure been involved in enough of them lately.
Mmm-hmm.
I'm the one person you can't keep a secret from.
Like right now, you're keeping a secret from me.
All right.
You're right as always.
All right.
If still loving you is a secret, then I'm guilty as charged.
It's true, I've never really stopped loving you.
Here's that special champagne you wanted.
Great.
Shall I open it? Uh, no, I've got it.
Okay.
Thank you.
None for me, thanks.
What? What are you talking about, you love champagne.
I know, but I'm just not in the mood tonight.
But you go right ahead.
Okay.
I think that you've been working too hard.
Maybe we'll get some extra help around here.
What, a couple of months ago, you were talking about maybe getting Nick back here.
You remember that? Mmm.
And you said, "Over my dead body.
" Yeah, but new face.
Forgive and forget.
If I can forgive you, forgiving Nick oughta be a snap.
I wonder if he's still in Dallas.
Baby, you were right about Nick, I mean, he's not right for this job.
He knows nothing about running a restaurant.
Eating the food and drinking the stock, that's what he knows.
Yeah.
Yeah, you're right.
A guy like Nick is nothing but trouble.
That's for sure.
You lunatic! You almost gave me a heart attack! I wanna know what's going on with you and Taylor.
I don't suppose invoking the 5th amendment would do me any good? Here's my theory.
Nod if I'm right, kick my ass out if I'm wrong.
First, you're paying her a house call in the middle of the night.
Then, she turns down a bottle of Dom Perignon.
Dom Perignon, Michael! Not to mention the extra pounds that she put on.
So, to me, this could only mean one thing, Michael.
She's pregnant.
Nod, damn it! Yes or no? Yes! Yes! I'm nodding, yes.
You happy? And okay, it gets better.
There's a one in three chance I'm the father.
And who, pray tell, are the other possibilities? Kyle's the only other guy I know of, and the other guy's a mystery man.
Another fine mess you've gotten yourself into this time, Michael.
What am I gonna do with you? Well, I know what you can't do, abandon me.
You're all I got left, little sister.
Trust me, there's not a hole deep enough to keep a Mancini buried.
One way or another, we always dig ourselves out.
They don't put as much wine in the bottle as they used to.
Have you noticed that? It's probably some conspiracy.
A government cover-up or something.
Come here, you.
Ah! Yeah, even better than I imagined.
Uh, uh, no.
You know, a woman invites somebody up for dinner, kinda gets a guy's expectations up, you know? You know, we've known each other long enough to, uh, get to know each other better, right? You have all the answers.
That was a question.
Oh, well, no comment is my answer.
Shut off the lights.
You are the reason My heart beats like it does You are the air I breathe The sun shining above You are the dream I've had Did that kiss mean what I think it meant? I doubt it.
'cause it meant goodnight.
Oh.
All right then, good night, Amanda.
Hold me, just hold me Don't ever let me go You are a miracle, body and soul Tell me, just tell me You'll always be here To let me whisper, "I love you" It boils down to this, Coop.
As the president of Sterling-Conway, I'm not allowing you to move to Philadelphia.
You have a company to run! Forget that an appointment at a teaching hospital has been my dream ever since you've known me wait a second.
Peter put you up to this, didn't he? No.
Peter did not put me up to this.
I think that you have a responsibility here.
Well, I'll tell you what, 100 grand, my half of the company's yours, take it or leave it.
I'll take it.
Good.
And I will strip this company down to nothing, and I will sell it.
You do whatever you want.
Oh, and, uh, by the way, when I see Peter, I'll be sure to tell him that you gave it the old college try.
Amanda: These are all fine.
Sam, run them over to the art department, Billy, you stay here.
I wanna give you the new copy to Flash Sporting Goods.
I know it's here somewhere.
It's nice to have you and Sam working together again, instead of separately.
Mmm hmm.
Ah, here it is.
Um, I made a few changes, I hope you can read the handwriting.
Hey, sorry to barge in, but I'm late already.
Big opportunity for you, if you're interested.
Hey, how ya doin'? Anyway, Amanda, listen, I'm meeting this guy about an investment.
He deals in futures, you know, corn, wheat, pork bellies, that kind of thing.
Anyway, five grand will net you ten, easy.
Sometimes overnight.
Now, I'm putting in another five myself, I wanna know if you're interested.
Who do I make the check out to? To me is fine.
You know, I've always heard there's a lot of risk involved in commodities.
Yeah, if you're an idiot.
There you go.
You won't be disappointed.
Have you lost your mind? Looks like it, doesn't it? Don't you have work to do? Having your girlfriend pimp for you, really bad form.
I beg your pardon.
No buddy, you begged her, and the dutiful girlfriend that she is, she begged me.
In fact, she actually did me a huge favor and took the company off my hands.
So now I'm completely free to go to Philadelphia if or when the appointment comes through.
And never mind leaving me here to fend Michael off alone.
You're actually scared of this guy.
He's suing the both of us.
Yeah, I know.
And you want my advice, Peter? Settle.
Give him his job back.
See, I don't care anymore, I did my little revenge number, and it's over.
It's time to move on.
Time to move on to Philadelphia.
Oh, uh, by the way, good luck.
I mean that.
Michael, you wouldn't believe how great it's going with Kyle.
Oh! He's paying attention to me, he's being romantic, and he kissed me! I'm talking a big smooch.
It was like I was transported back to a better time and place.
Can you leave those magazines alone, please? I don't like them in neat stacks.
Messy is more guy.
Fine, Michael, it's just my nesting instinct.
You know, I even alphabetized my spice rack this morning.
God, I love being pregnant.
You know, all those 6th and 7th senses.
My instinct tells me that this has to be Kyle's child.
This coming from a woman who is batting .
120 in the instinct department.
Michael, I was never really pregnant before.
Wait a second, you're right.
I need proof before I can tell Kyle that this is his child.
You're just now figuring this out? No more charades, you know what? I need a paternity test.
Of course, Kyle can't know about it.
It's impossible! I mean, besides tests for you, I'd need to draw blood from Kyle.
And that's not going to be easy to do without him knowing it.
Unless you're a vampire.
No.
Michael, anything's possible if you're determined enough.
It doesn't matter.
I'm halfway to figuring out this whole mystery.
But this is major, Kyle! Is it more major than having her eating out of my hands? The other night, I mentioned Nick's name, and she nearly fell out of her chair.
And, no, she wasn't drinking.
And I know why.
What, why? Why? She's pregnant, Kyle.
She Oh.
I found out from Michael.
Oh.
Of course, she's hoping that it's yours, but there are other possibilities.
And I guess I'm warning you because I don't want this to get in the way of your romancing the truth out of Taylor plan.
Yeah, well, it just did in a big way.
And to top it all off, I'm having dinner with her tonight.
I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
I should get back to setting up the bar.
Oh, man.
Oh Too bad Kyle's doesn't have this.
Restaurant and romantic setting.
What? What? I want you to kiss me again like you did last night.
Like you mean it.
Kiss you? Yeah.
Ouch! Oh! You bit me! Oh, my gosh, I'm so sorry.
Wait, let me get that, here.
I guess I got carried away.
Sorry, aw! There, is that better? Yeah.
Much.
Aw! I'm sorry.
Us getting together, so much of that was about Sam being aloof, and now that Sam's not being aloof anymore Billy, stop.
Don't say another word.
But I'm trying to tell you Look, we are so right together.
I feel it every time you look at me.
Which is why, right now, you can't look at me.
But that's okay.
Don't.
Only when you're ready.
Look, if Sam can blow one way this quickly, can't she blow back the other way just as quickly? Don't shut the door.
At least not all the way.
I don't deserve this.
Probably not.
I gotta get back to work.
I told Sam I was dropping off some proofs.
There was traffic.
Road construction.
The 405 was down to one lane.
It's a miracle you got back at all.
I gotta go.
comes across quite clearly You're confused Oh, Jeff, you have to go, Billy's gonna be back here any second.
Good, 'cause that's all I need, a second.
Listen, it doesn't make any difference what you say.
I've decided I'm going to rededicate myself to my marriage.
Out of guilt and fear.
You're lying to yourself, Sam.
You're running and hiding in a bad marriage.
I mean, sure, in the best of all possible worlds, we'd both be single.
And there wouldn't be any complications.
And, yeah, I pushed too hard.
But I'm willing to stop that.
I'm willing to do whatever you say, so long as I'm still in your life.
I need you, Sam.
Like I've never needed anyone.
But all the hiding and the running away and the lying, let's just stop it.
It is stopped.
If I run out of here tonight, I'm gone forever.
You understand that? You can walk as slowly as you want, I'm not gonna stop you.
Mike: And in conclusion, I feel that your obligation as my attorney is to make sure that Peter Burns is deposed immediately.
And to push, at all costs, my settlement demands.
Kyle! What can I do for you? Let's cut the preamble and get right to the point.
I know that Taylor is pregnant, and I know you're acting as her doctor.
Look, I'm obliged not to discuss my patient's conditions with anyone else but her.
Well, no offense, buddy, but I don't think you're in a position to do squat.
I know you're in financial trouble 'cause there's not a hospital around that would work with you.
And I heard about your little lawsuit with Peter, the only person who will work with you.
Are we here to play Dr.
Mancini, this is your life, or is there something I can do for you, Kyle? I need a paternity test.
Right away.
And I want the test results before anybody else, including Taylor.
So there's, uh, there's some question you're not the father? I will pay you $2,000 for the test and your silence.
You do need cash, am I right? Yeah, but I'll take a check.
Already filled out.
But first.
I want you to tell me how the hell we're gonna do this without Taylor finding out.
You'll need samples from her, right? And some blood from me? Already got it.
She dropped this off after your date.
Now, I'll take that check if it's all right.
Yeah.
Thank you.
I get the test results first, or you are not gonna live long enough to spend this money.
Oh, there you are, I called all night.
I spent the night in the on-call room.
You spoke to Coop, didn't you? Did you buy him his plane ticket, too? I mean, you might as well have.
He left last night on the red-eye.
For his last interview, which means he's as good as gone.
Do you know what I think? I think you're just not happy unless there's some sort of conflict.
I mean, you always have to complain about something.
And you can't accept the fact that I just may not be perfect.
What, have you been taking lessons from Amanda or something? You know, she used to have the same issue.
Yeah, either that, or you are the one with the issue.
Heal thyself, doctor! Hi, thanks for waiting.
Oh, my God, you're freezing.
You remember Dr.
Larner.
Yes, good to see you, doctor.
Yes, well, my whole day just brightened considerably.
If it's possible, I think you actually brought some of that California sun with you.
You're too kind.
Now, um, tell me how my man here did.
You should be very pleased.
He was intelligent, affable, everything we're looking for.
Oh, yes, and I almost forgot, I'm giving a little party tonight in honor of the nominees.
My place, the Tudor house, just off University Place, 101 is the address, you'll both be there, I hope.
We wouldn't miss it.
Good, I promise a very stimulating evening.
Thank you for everything, doctor.
My pleasure.
This is so exciting, all my entire life I never wanted anything this badly.
Uh, I swear, I'll do whatever I can to get it.
You know what? I'll do everything I can to help.
You look so handsome.
I feel handsome.
So? It didn't work.
I pulled out all the stops, said everything you said to say, nothing about marriage, no pressure, just my sincere feelings.
It couldn't have gone that badly.
I'm thinking the hell with it, I mean, you just can't keep beating your head against the wall.
Yeah, unless the wall's already starting to crumble.
Or if you love her.
Look, it's a slow night, the boss is out, who knows where, let me buy you dinner downstairs.
Together, we will come up with some kind of Plan B.
Come on, there's always a Plan B, right? Rory! So, what's that? That's your, uh, second? Third? Fourth, actually.
Vodka.
There's nothing better for wallowing.
You know, um, I'm waiting for my date, he should be here any second.
Amanda, I don't like this.
The dating or the drinking? The whole picture.
Well, if you think this has anything to do with you, or our problems, you're wrong.
I don't miss you, I don't care if you miss me.
We're bad for each other.
I mean, when we're together, people die.
Come on, Amanda.
Stop this, it's crazy.
I've been working on this, and I'm on to something.
You mean on top of something.
As in, Taylor.
But she's probably the one on top of you, or do you guys take turns? Damn it, you got this all wrong.
No, you're lonely.
You're just putting a little grout between the tile.
Don't worry, I'm doing the same thing.
Oh, here he is now.
Good news, baby, our ship just came in.
100% return on your money.
Oh, look at that, an investment that finally paid off.
You know, I once invested in this jazz club.
Right down the tubes, big mistake.
You can say what you want, you can do what you want.
It's not gonna stop me from finding out the truth.
What truth? The one fact that you can't get through your thick head? What's that? What, that you and I are bad together? That I don't love you anymore.
You're not even a good memory.
Come on, Rory, let's you and I celebrate.
Oh, I can't wait to totally pig out.
What are they doing together? Do they even know each other? I don't know, it's bizarre.
Maybe we should go over, don't you think? I mean, Jeff was my campaign.
Yeah, let's see what's going on.
Billy, Sam, it's been a long time, how you guys doin'? Mm-hmm.
Jenn, I didn't know that you knew Jeff.
Oh, just met tonight actually.
Upstairs, and Jeff offered to buy me dinner.
Isn't that nice? Yeah, it's nice.
Guess it's that small world thing.
Don't let us interrupt, you guys have a great dinner.
Sam, I think our table's over here.
Did you know they were gonna be here? No, I had no idea.
But let's use it, why don't we? I mean, what better Plan B than to make Sam jealous? Just ignore them, all right? We'll just pretend they're strangers.
Oh, you're absolutely right.
I mean, what do we care whether Jennifer and Jeff start something up? Quick trip to the ladies' room, I'll be right back! So, how we doin'? I'll let you know when I get back.
Yeah.
You wanna explain this? You're dating Jeff Baylor? The man that you know I'm having an affair with? You said it was over with Jeff.
That makes him fair game.
And besides, if you're really trying to make your marriage work with Billy, isn't it easier if Jeff is also occupied? It's just a little weird, okay? So are you telling me to stop? No, I'm questioning your motives.
Oh, boy, Sam.
You've been doing a lot of that lately, my motives toward Billy and my motives toward Jeff.
Oh, you are trying to land Jeff! I'm gonna ignore that ridiculous fish metaphor and ask why? Are you jealous? No.
I say yes.
I also say that you're not as over Jeff as you think.
I'm sorry, Sam.
You can't have both of them.
Hoarding all of the men for yourself just is selfish.
You better stop it, and you better stop it right now, 'cause you are messing with me, and I don't like it.
Well, I don't like being man-handled.
Especially not by a woman.
So, if you will excuse me, I'm going back to dinner.
Oh, you mean leftovers? Don't you ever, ever talk to me that way again.
Hey.
Hey, I think you probably know why I'm here.
Your timing couldn't be better.
I'm heading to the lab this very second.
Gail, do you have those sample "A" paternity test results? Yes, doctor, here you go.
Sample "A"? Thank you.
So Well? Well, you're not the father, Kyle, you're off the hook.
Yes! Now, uh, what do you want me to tell Taylor when she asks for these? The truth, of course I'll give you ten to one odds she's gonna lie and say I'm the father anyway.
Oh, and that's when you'll lower the boom.
No, no, I'm gonna lower the boom when she spills everything she knows about Nick and Christine.
Uh, Christine and Nick Never mind.
Well, now, what's this for? You already paid me.
Double your fee to ensure your silence.
See ya, Mike.
Oh, Kyle, uh, there is still the question of who the real father is.
As long as it's not me, I could care less.
Uh, Nurse, I'll take a look at sample "B" now, please.
Uh, sure, I have it right here.
Okay.
Are you all right, Doctor? Um, I'm fine.
For a guy who just knocked up a lunatic.
Michael, Michael, do you have the results? Oh, please, God.
Please tell me that Kyle is the father of my child! Um, sorry, no.
Kyle's not the father.
Oh, damn.
Oh, double damn.
Well, wait, are you the father? Oh, no no no.
I'm not the father either, Taylor.
Oh, God, then that just leaves Nick.
Oh, God, Michael.
I'm carrying the demon seed.
Oh, God! Oh, God! God help us all.
Hey, beautiful, where you goin'? Man, you were amazing last night! First class, all the way.
I'll be right back.
Okay.
Well, that should be no problem.
That's fine.
Mmm-hmm.
Hey, you got a second? You're suing me, Michael.
We shouldn't even be seen in the same hospital, much less talking together.
Well, I had to sue you, you left me no choice.
Anything that happened to you, you did yourself.
Every action has a root, every chain reaction has a catalyst.
Oh, save the pontificating for the courtroom.
All I'm saying is that this could all be avoided if you'd just hire me back.
Okay, look, I'm extending my hand to you! Oh, a hand, really? Well, it looked more like a subpoena to me! Look, are you all right, Peter, 'cause you're all red.
Have you had your blood pressure checked lately? There is nothing wrong with me, Michael, you are the problem! You have always been the problem here! I have been stuck with you.
You're like a malignant tumor, you cut it, you burn it, but it keeps coming back! Peter, will you be quiet? People are watching.
No, Mike, no, no.
You are not gonna destroy me.
While I have my sanity back, I'm gonna fight you, and I'm gonna fight you, and I'm gonna keep fighting you! Help me! Do you hear me, Michael? I'm never quitting.
Come on, Doctor, that's enough! You're a bona fide nutcase, you know that? Geez! Uh, look, Peter, I have an opening this afternoon, maybe you should come see me.
What, do you think I'm having a nervous breakdown, or something? As a matter of fact, I do.
I'll see you later.
Okay? I'll be right with you.
You like it here? Oh, very much! Your wife has wonderful taste.
She's out of town, you know.
Yes, somebody mentioned that.
I have a confession to make, Megan.
I find you very attractive.
Ethereal, yet grounded.
I'm sorry, I'm embarrassing you.
No, no, I'm just not sure how appropriate this is.
It's not appropriate at all.
Which is what makes it so exciting, don't you think? I'd like you to come and see me after everyone's gone.
You can make up some excuse to Coop.
You know, Doctor, you really should watch those hot toddies.
No, you will be here, Megan, if you want Coop to get this appointment.
Anyway, with your past, I can't believe this is that big a deal.
What do you mean, my past? Well, the fact that you were a prostitute, of course.
I'll see you tonight.
Billy: Thanks for meeting me.
Jennifer: I've gotta say, I was surprised that you wanted to see me.
I've been trying to make it work with Sam, you know, it's it's been weird.
One second she's, like, all over me, you know, madly in love, and the next second, she's distant and secretive.
Just, it seems like whatever she's doing, it's not sincere, you know? You're doing the exact same thing.
Blowing hot and cold.
So I know exactly what you're talking about.
No, you don't.
You have no idea.
I thought we were gonna cool it.
Well, forget about that, I was only kidding.
No, don't you know that, that all my thoughts and feelings it's all about you.
You're the only person I can trust.
I don't wanna get hurt.
And I don't want you to get hurt either.
That's the last thing I want.
Don't ask me what we're gonna do, 'cause I have no idea.
I do, we're just gonna hold on for dear life.
And never let go.
Hello, Megan.
Come in, please.
Can I take your coat? No, I no, thank you.
I just came by to correct a misconception.
Oh, really? Well, why don't I pour us both a sherry, then well get things tidied up between us.
I had to sneak out on Coop tonight, so look, I know you're under the impression I'm a prostitute, and I don't know where you came up with the idea, but Megan, cut the performance.
I know every little thing about you.
And believe me, if you feel it's necessary, I can provide police records, names of your clients Why you doing this? I have needs, Megan.
Just like you.
You need to see your boyfriend get this job.
Come on.
You shouldn't be ashamed of what you are.
History and literature are replete with beautiful women like yourself, sacrificing themselves for the sake of the men they love.
It's really rather romantic when you think about it.
Now, why don't you take off this coat, we'll discuss it further? I'm really a very gentle lover.
Ah! Damn it.
It's my wife.
She wasn't due home until tomorrow.
So, uh you're going to have to go out the back.
You know what? I think I might stay.
You know, she might enjoy this.
No! Out.
Now.
Let's get one thing straight, Megan.
If you want your significant other to have any chance at this position, you'll do what I tell you.
So, we'll chat tomorrow.
Now, bundle up, you don't want to get cold.
Sorry, I've just been prattling on and on this evening.
I guess I'm a little nervous.
You see, I've got something kind of important to tell you.
You do? Mmm-hmm.
I'm pregnant.
For real.
You're any idea who the father is? You are, Kyle.
And there's no question this time.
I made sure before I told you.
Little bite the other day? Well, I needed your blood for a paternity test.
I hope you're not angry.
To be honest I've never felt closer to you in all the years of our marriage, than I do right now.
I mean, Taylor, your honesty, your ability to just push the past aside and come clean.
If nothing else, it proves that you and I can tell each other absolutely anything.
So, you're you're happy about the baby? I'm thrilled.
I am thrilled.
Come here.
Oh! You know, I'm going to make you a promise.
When my divorce with Amanda comes through, you and I are going to be a family.
I mean, we're going to be a real family.
Mother, father and their child.
I love you, baby.
I love you too.
Hmm, thunder, it's a bad omen.
You know, I should get going before this gets too Did you mean what you said? I mean, the love part? With all my heart.
Amanda: Expedite any accounts receivable on the Jeff Baylor campaign.
Let's see what we can collect before we have to close that account.
And I need coffee and aspirin.
Yes, ma'am, right away.
What is it, Sam? What happened to Jeff? Well, I thought you of all people would've heard.
The doctor's say his knee is mush.
His career's officially over.
Oh, my God.
Oh, poor Jeff.
Well, if he's smart, he'll try and cash in on his 10 minutes of fame before he becomes a bubble gum card trivia question.
You don't understand.
This is going to kill him.
He just he Let me guess, your little fling with Jeff Baylor turned into true love? No, we just became good friends, that's all.
I'm sorry, I'm fine.
I just, uh it's a shock.
I'm going to go back to work.
Sam, a little advice.
Stick with Billy.
There's nothing worse than a washed up jock.
You know, I'm starting to realize that these university get-togethers, your major schmoozing skills run on par with your surgical knowhow.
Yeah.
Meg, you okay? Been kind of quiet all morning.
I'm just nervous for you.
Why don't they just give you this job and be done with it, huh? Don't worry.
Larner over there, is my biggest supporter.
If I can stay in his good graces, everything's going to be fine.
Megan! Coop! Good morning.
Hi, George.
Now, Coop, I hate to be all business, but Dr.
Miller could use a little more of your charm.
And smile for God's sake.
This isn't a funeral.
I'll be back.
And the same goes for you, Megan, you're looking way too serious at the moment.
Well, this is very serious, okay, so just stay away from me.
Oh, how I wish I could.
But I'm trapped in your spell.
Now, the arrangements.
There's a place called the Silver Inn Motel, right by the airport.
Good to see you, Dr.
Larner.
Ah! Mike, glad you could make it.
Meet me in room 23, 8:00 tomorrow night.
Coop will be at the faculty meeting, so you'll be able to slip away, and this time, we won't be interrupted.
That's a promise.
Listen to me.
Well, I sure buttered him up.
Well, excellent, Doctor, excellent.
That's just the way it's done.
Now don't be late for the faculty meeting tomorrow night.
They're expecting wonderful things from you.
Great.
Hey.
I'm the king of butter.
Mmm-hmm.
Hey, doll face.
Just thought I'd come by and buy you lunch.
Don't call me that.
And I'm working right through today.
So, bye for now.
What, no hug? I'll meet you at the jazz club tonight.
Oh, see, now you shouldn't leave your computer on when there are snoops around.
Doll face.
Let's see what we have here.
Real estate holdings mutual funds cash on hand.
Well, well, well.
This must be my lucky day.
Beautiful and rich too? Phew, you got to love that.
It's more about finding a way to get the investment community aware of Sterling-Conway and what we represent.
That all depends on our approach.
Well, exactly.
What we need to do is focus on what's Lexi, I need to talk to you, please.
Amanda, I'm sorry.
I tried to stop him.
That's okay, Julie.
We're right in the middle of a meeting.
You better have a good excuse for barging in here, like this.
I just need to know where I can reach Peter.
It's very important.
They said at your office you'd be here and I couldn't wait.
You know, Michael, you are the last person in the world that Peter would want to see right now.
I think you should leave.
Lexi, please, this is something good for him.
He's going to want to hear this.
Well, he can't be reached.
He's up in the mountains trying to get away from everything that is screwed up in his life.
Which, by the way, is mostly you, big guy.
If you don't get out, I'm calling security.
No, no, no, please.
Look, I want to drop the lawsuit against him.
I need to talk to him about that.
Lexi, I've had a change of heart.
Come on, what mountains? Where? All right.
All right.
He's up in some doctor's cabin, in the Sierras, near Bishop.
Uh, Dr.
Visconti's? Yes, that's it, but there's no phone, so you'll have to talk to him in a few days when he gets back.
No, no, no, I have to see him before that.
Before he makes up his mind.
Um oh.
May I? No, out.
Out.
Okay, okay, I owe you big time, Lexi.
All right, uh, where were we? Oh, that's right.
The comparisons.
Let's see, they were here somewhere.
You know what, I must have left them on my desk.
I'll be right back.
Mmm-hmm.
It's too soon for the baby to be causing you backaches, Taylor.
Try a heating pad.
And please stop abusing my beeper number.
Save it for emergencies, okay? Taylor's pregnant? Huh? Oh, she is? Uh Yeah.
I guess she is.
And the father is Um, Kyle.
And I thought he would've mentioned it to you by now.
Listen, I'll get out of your hair.
Bye.
So I guess you heard.
You doin' okay? Oh, I've had better weeks, but I'll survive.
Oh, trophies and your memories, I don't understand.
Just had to get them out of my sight, you know.
Oh, God.
So what now? What are you going to do? I don't know, all right.
How do you decide something like that in five seconds? I'm sorry.
I I just feel so bad.
Look, I've been doing some coaching.
Little league.
Maybe I'll coach permanent.
High school, college I really don't know.
That sounds good.
Good? I was a major league player.
I's made it to the show.
I was there, and now it's gone! There's no World Series, no Cooperstown, it's over.
Uh, I'll just go.
Look, I'm sorry.
It's just I was always the come back kid, you know, when it's now I can't.
It's just hard letting go.
Yeah.
Letting go I'm pretty lousy at that myself.
I need you, Sam.
I need you so much.
Well, hello there.
I understand congratulations are in order.
Amanda, I don't know what you've heard Kyle here, is going to be a daddy, isn't that great? Oh, hey, pop.
Congrats.
Listen to me, I don't know if you've heard what happened.
I'm well aware of how it happens.
Oh! And here comes the little mother now.
Taylor, you are positively glowing.
Amanda.
Hello.
Amanda: I'm sure you'll be wonderful parents.
You're both such positive role models.
And don't worry, I'll keep my distance from both of you.
After all, being around me doesn't seem to be healthy to your loved ones.
Amanda, don't do this.
Don't worry, you don't have to put up with it anymore.
Come on, I want to dance.
Well, I see she's finally found someone of her own class to sleep with.
Let's get back to work.
So, now, all of a sudden, Sam's putting on this full-court press to make things work between us.
I never thought I'd this way, but What? I don't feel anything for her anymore.
You know, it was so much easier before when she was being all distant.
Now she's so clingy, that I can't think about anything except for you.
I know, I feel the exact same way, but I'm not sorry, Billy.
And I know that this is so painful for you, but those are the most wonderful words I have heard in years.
Get us a table, I'll be right back.
Sure thing, baby.
Ooh! My, my, idle hands do wander.
Didn't your parents ever teach you to knock? Oh, they were too busy cheating on each other.
And while we're on that subject, next time you use Kyle's office to grope, you should probably lock the door.
Look, Amanda, we'd appreciate it if you'd keep this to yourself.
Oh, you think I'd say something to your little wife? No.
Besides, something tells me that she doesn't give a damn what you're doing, or with whom.
What are you talking about? Oh, you have so much to learn, Billy boy.
Bartender, when you're through servicing Mr.
Campbell, Rory and I could use a round of drinks.
What the Hey, man, you could have put an eye out.
What are you doing here? Hi, bud, I thought I'd surprise you.
Have I got some good news for you.
No, this isn't happening.
No, no, let me get that clear.
You're some kind of hallucination or something.
No, no, no.
Here, let me get that for you.
I tracked you down.
You see, Dr.
Visconti had a bunch of us up here a couple of years ago.
And, well, I figured you'd be out by the cabin or down here fishing.
Now, before you get all uptight, you should know that I've come to share a peace pipe, offer an olive branch for an old pal.
I don't want to smoke your pipe and I don't want to hold your branch.
And I'm definitely not your pal.
Oh, come on, Peter, at least give me points for trying.
Let me show you, I brought a bunch of stuff for our camping trip.
You know, guy stuff.
Beef jerky, a flask of booze, dirty magazines This is not our camping trip, Michael, this is my camping trip.
Now, would you scram before some hunter mistakes you for a wild pig? All right, you're forcing my hand.
I'm officially dropping the lawsuit.
That's right.
No conditions.
All I ask, is you consider bringing me back into the practice.
Excuse me, but that sounds like a condition to me.
And you're also littering National Forest land.
Hey, didn't you hear me? I just dropped the lawsuit.
Now, go away! That's it, go away? You're supposed to at least consider taking me back.
Peter! You know what this can do to your karma? Peter! Come here, you Morning.
Hey.
Is everything all right? Yeah, I guess.
Oh, about last night.
I'm starting to get worried.
You know, Amanda, she's gonna have to say something.
No, she was drunk.
She'll keep quiet.
She's not going to upset the balance at work.
There's something else wrong.
I can tell.
Well, it's the stuff she said about Sam, you know.
Like she knew she was having an affair or something.
Billy, like you said, Amanda was pickled.
She probably just wanted to rattle you.
I don't know, Sam's been acting so weird lately.
Disappearing.
When she shows up, she's got these flimsy excuses.
It's like it's like she's acting like Like you? So, do you two talk? I mean, does she ever give you any indication? We used to talk a lot, but not as much anymore.
I think she's probably preoccupied with work.
So let me ask you something, when you went out to dinner with Jeff Baylor, did he mention anything about his love life? Anybody he might be seeing? No.
Billy, you don't think Samantha and Jeff Baylor are that is so crazy.
I I don't know what to think.
She's always been fascinated by the guy.
Well, now that you mention it, there was a thing, there.
What? But God, Billy, I don't believe that Sam would hurt you.
You're too perfect.
Now, whatever's going on, I want you to know that you can count on me.
I'm not going anywhere.
Nora! I'm home.
Nora: In here, darling.
Hello, George.
You know Megan, don't you? Dr.
Cooper's friend? Yes.
Yes, I do.
Hello, doctor.
Megan dropped by to talk about life behind the scenes, here at Hutchins.
We had the most delightful afternoon.
Did the committee make its decision? Nora, I really can't discuss that in front of your guest.
Oh, that's all right, I really should get going.
Uh, thank you so much, Nora, for such a lovely time.
And you, Dr.
Larner, I I don't know what to say, except thank you for everything.
Well, it's a pleasure.
Mmm-hmm.
I'll walk you out.
Bye, dear.
Don't be a stranger.
Thank you.
So, what did you tell her? Nothing you need to worry about, Doctor.
Just introducing myself to the wives off the committee's advice.
That advice was for the spouses Not hookers.
Oh, Megan.
I think you're making too much out of this.
I really think we could enjoy each other immensely.
Oh, I doubt it.
I've known a lot of sick men in my life, and you've got to be the sickest.
Look, know this, you push me, I push back hard.
Hard enough to get you knocked out of your little university.
Now, your wife seems to think that Coop has this all wrapped up.
And you know what, I would hate to see him not get this job.
Because then Nora may find out the truth about her husband's filthy little mind.
I hope I've made myself clear.
You know, the cabin's supposed to be only 20 minutes from the creek.
Yeah, that's what you've been saying for the last 3 hours, Tonto.
You know, this is just great, Michael.
I mean, you come here and you ruin the only peace and quiet I've had in years.
And then you get me lost in the middle of the woods, at night, with only a granola bar between me and a slow death by exposure, thank you very much.
You've got a granola bar? Listen.
That's the creek.
Yeah.
Uh-oh.
We've been going in circles.
That means the cabin's only 20 minutes away.
Which way? Um it's okay.
That's okay.
It's just a coyote.
They're like small scaredy-cat dogs, you know, they're afraid of their own shadows.
That's why he's traveling with that gang.
Oh, look, Peter, why don't we start a fire or something, huh? Make camp? 'Cause it's getting colder.
Yeah, maybe you're right.
I'll get some wood.
Hey, hey, you know what? Maybe we should use these lawsuit papers to start the fire.
You know, symbolic of our rekindled friendship.
What makes you think that I would ever be friends with you again, Michael, huh? I mean, look at what you have done to me.
You've stolen my chief of staff job, twice.
You've drugged me, you've cheated me, you've betrayed me.
You almost had me committed to an institution because of rage epilepsy attacks that you created.
I mean, how much do you think a guy can take? Okay, so I've made a few mistakes, but I'm turning over a new leaf.
I swear to God, I'm going to prove it to you, okay? Well, I'm going to convince you that, you'll see.
Here, have some of this.
It'll warm you up.
Well, at least things can't get much worse.
Yeah.
Take take it! Look what you've done! You see this? Give me that! Megan Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, what are you doing? What? What? Wake up! Huh? Oh, man, what a night.
I'm starving.
Oh.
What did you do with that beef jerky you said that you brought? I ate it yesterday.
Oh, I didn't notice you offer me any.
I didn't think it was a critical item.
You hadn't gotten us lost yet.
I didn't get us lost, Michael.
You got us lost by coming here.
You know, I was doing just fine by myself, huh.
I was trying to get away from people like you.
Have a moment of peace to myself.
We're in a lovely mood, aren't we? Better be careful, Michael, I think I feel one of my rage epilepsy attacks coming on.
My suggestion is you just stay clear of me.
Whoa! Whoa! My knee, I think I popped a ligament in my knee.
We'll get you comfortable, then we'll take a look at that knee.
Oh, this is just a bad dream.
What would you have done if you would have hurt yourself like this, and you'd been all alone, huh? You're just lucky I'm here.
This is an incredibly painful bad dream.
Sorry I'm late, but I had an interesting idea for this campaign land right in my lap.
Oh, really? Why don't we present the idea we discussed first? Sam's put together some knock out artwork and Lexi might Lexi and I have a mutual friend who's come up with a fresh new approach.
Send in Rory.
Julie, over intercom: Yes, Ms.
Woodward.
Rory? You've got to be kidding me.
Amanda: No, not at all.
He may be working on pure instinct, but he's got solid boardroom sense.
It's more like bedroom sense.
At ease, troops.
Well, let's get right down to it, shall we? Statistically, most investors are, uh well, there's no politically correct term for this men.
Now the question is, how do we get them to put their money into Sterling-Conway? The answer is, we show them Lexi's most appealing assets.
Oh, so you're talking about sex appeal now? Lexi is everything that a man looks for in a woman.
Rich, sexy, smart, sexy Okay, now imagine her draped over a boardroom table, smiling seductively, above a logo that reads simply, "a Sterling investment.
" What investor wouldn't want to put himself in her hands? Oh.
Excuse me, that is the most sexist, inane Sam, don't start.
Billy: Come on, this is stupid and it's insulting.
Lexi, you want to be taken seriously? Amanda: I don't like this attitude from either of you.
No, wait, just hold it.
Sam's right.
That is crass as hell.
And I am not going to stoop to some cheesecake pictures of me to market a company that is already well established, huh? But Daddy always said that I could sell ice to an eskimo.
Rory, you are a sexist pig.
But I actually like your idea.
Perhaps we can come up with a classier version? Great, Sam and Billy get your butts in gear and start working up a new campaign.
And Lexi, I hope you'll let us take you to lunch, and we can discuss targets for print ads.
And the upstairs and the kitchen are furnished.
Well? Absolutely.
Let's go for it.
Wonderful! 12-month lease, option to buy.
Would you like to wait here, while I go work up the contract? We'd love to.
Thanks.
Be back within an hour.
What is it? Something wrong? No, I think it's perfect for you.
I mean, uh, for us.
Yeah, it is, almost.
I love you, Megan.
And I need to be with you always.
Will you marry me? Yes.
I love you.
Heads up.
Oh, yeah, that's it.
That's it.
Good job, good job.
All right, all right.
Let's go, guys, That's the way.
Good job.
You got 'em now.
You got 'em now, guys.
Heads up, now.
Come on, let's go.
Play's at home.
All right, Ronnie, think Koufax.
One more, let's go.
Let's go, Ronnie, come on.
Hey! All right.
Yeah! Come on in.
Let's go, let's go.
All right, good job, guys.
Hey, all right, good job.
Good job, good job.
All right, good job.
All right, good job.
Nice going, coach.
Billy, what's going on? Hey! Billy! You sleeping with my wife? All right, look, this isn't the place.
Answer the question! Yeah, I am.
And I love her, okay.
And there's nothing you can do about Billy, stop it! Sam! Somebody call an ambulance.
Get out of here.
Are you okay? You okay? Is she okay? Sam? Michael: Ooh, you're not light.
You get a point for ingenuity.
Let's see if you're still alive after a few miles.
Well, if I am, you have to promise to at least give me a chance to be your partner again.
Michael, I'm in pain and at your mercy.
Don't start.
Hey, who else would drag your butt through miles of wilderness, just to prove his worth, huh? Well, who else would've got me into this in the first place? Oh, just think about it is all I'm asking.
I mean, Coop flown the coop, right? So you're all by yourself, I mean, do you really want to go through that getting-to-know-you routine with some new geekoid physician? I mean, when I'm standing right here, willing and able to step in and take a load off your shoulders.
All right, Michael, if you can survive dragging me through the woods, I promise, I'll consider it.
I'll consider it.
Of course.
Of course, tonight is the make or break night.
I mean, we've got no map and no food and it's getting colder.
Ooh, I'm going to have to dig down really deep to get through this one.
Listen, Michael, if you need to leave me behind, I understand.
Oh, no, no.
No way, pal.
We're going to get through this together no matter how bleak things look.
Just uh just promise me this.
The minute I can stick a big, juicy, hot hamburger in one of your hands, and a cold brewski in the other, well, then you'll give me another shot.
Oh, if you could do that, I'd kiss you full on the lips and I'd cover our office rent for a year.
Yeah? Well, then pucker up, big boy, you just got your old partner back.
What the hell is taking so long? Why don't you take it somewhere else, all right? Look, I have every right to be here.
Shut up, I don't want to hear any of your self righteous crap.
Hey, I care about her, okay.
And this isn't something we set out to do.
It just happened.
I'm just as concerned as you are.
You're the reason she's in the hospital in the first place.
Everything was fine until you used your way into her life.
Hey, doc, how's my wife? Is she okay? I think you better let her tell you that herself.
I'm fine.
Right? She has a mild concussion.
A few days of rest should take care of that though.
At the moment, all she needs is for someone to drive her home.
Jeff, I have to go home with my husband.
George! Yes.
Listen, I can't express to you how grateful I am to you for all of your support.
Well, I'm confident you'll return the favor someday.
Yeah, anytime.
And, uh, where is Mrs.
Cooper? Ooh, sorry, you're still not quite married.
No, no, not quite, but Megan 's just down the street tonight.
She's moving some of our things into the house we've leased.
Yeah, the old Chaney house.
I heard.
That place has quite a history.
And I'm sure Megan will do a lot to warm it up.
Especially with her history.
Excuse me? Congratulations, Dr.
Cooper.
I hope you'll stop by one of my lectures next week, so I can introduce you to my class.
Yeah, yeah, I'd be honored.
The medical students at this level could benefit from your view point of patient care versus research careers.
Terrific.
I've been waiting for you, Doctor.
Ah, sweeter words were never spoken.
What what are you doing here? I think you know.
What leave me alone, or I'll scream so loud, the whole party can hear.
I don't think you'll do that.
Even though the board has okayed Coop's position, I can still make life miserable for the both of you.
Leave me alone! I'm going to scream! Stop! Stop it! Get off her, you son of a bitch.
Oh.
Oh, my God.
Stop it, stop it.
You're going to be sorry for that, Cooper.
You're going to be you and your little whore.
Get out of here! Did he hurt you? Oh.
Oh, Megan.
I got to get to work.
I just want to make sure you're okay, before I left.
Thanks.
I have a pretty bad headache, but the doctor said to expect that.
Do you think we could talk? Like I said last night, I'm going to need some time.
I got an early meeting.
I never meant to hurt you.
I swear.
Good for you.
You can call my secretary if you need anything.
Hey, I heard what happened at the baseball game, yesterday.
Is Sam okay? Why don't you go ask her yourself? I'm sure she could use the company.
It's true, isn't it? I could see it in your eyes.
Sam is having an affair with Jeff Baylor.
Why don't you go spread that around the whole courtyard, all right? And then everybody'll know what a heap my life has become.
I'm really sorry, Billy.
I don't know what to say except well, I'm here for you.
I just need to be left alone.
Can you understand that? May I? What are you doing here, Mrs.
Larner? It must be very difficult for you.
Sitting alone, out here in the cold, while your fiancé, Dr.
Cooper is inside, fighting to keep his dreams alive.
Cooper shouldn't have to fight for anything.
He's the best candidate for the job.
And if it wasn't for your My husband.
Look, Mrs.
Larner, I'm I'm sorry about all this.
I would never intentionally hurt you, but your husband, he did attack me.
I know.
It's a kind of seasonal right of passage for him.
Excuse me? Oh, your not the first hot ticket George has propositioned.
But then, men will be men.
Que sera, sera.
So, it doesn't bother you that your husband came onto me? That he threatened me.
That he threatened to strip Coop of his appointment.
You see that building over there? That's Larner Hall.
My husband's family built it along with the auditorium and the two newest wings in the hospital.
What I guess I'm trying to say is, the Larner name carries a lot of weight in Philadelphia, and my husband's intermittent, indiscretions are a small price to pay for being Mrs.
Larner.
I don't think you realize the gravity of the situation.
Your husband is in a lot of trouble.
No.
George will get a slap on the wrist, and a few snickers behind his back for a few weeks.
You're the one that's in trouble.
This conversation's over.
Megan, I don't dislike you, but you're extremely naive for a woman of your background.
Right now, your Dr.
Cooper is being given a choice.
The job or you.
I don't believe you.
Does he love you that much? Do any of them love any of us that much? Have a nice trip back to L.
A.
Baby, these last few days have been the happiest days of my life.
Working together again, and starting our family.
Are you okay? Yeah, I'm happy that you're happy.
Well, call me crazy, but that's not exactly music to my ears.
How can I be happy unless you're happy? Why you so down? I just I can't stop thinking about Christine.
Oh, that.
If it wasn't for me, she'd still be alive.
Kyle, you have to stop blaming yourself.
I really think it's much more Amanda Taylor, I know what you're trying to do, but you and I both know that it was me.
I mean, if I hadn't been so damn selfish, if I hadn't have turned on her, made her feel like she was less than Amanda Knowing what I've done, I don't think I can ever be happy in a relationship, ever again.
Kyle, there's something I have to tell you, but I'm afraid.
Oh, baby.
Hey, there's nothing that you could do or say that could hurt what we have now.
Sorry to interrupt you two lovebirds, but I'm kind of in a hurry, so if you'll sign right there, I'll be out of your hair for good.
What is this? Divorce papers.
One of those quickie jobs in the Dominican Republic, you remember how that works, don't you? No, I'm not going to sign anything until I talk to my lawyer.
Like there's anything to talk about.
Kyle, you should sign your name, and tomorrow we can go down to city hall and you can sign your name on a marriage license.
Oh, a shotgun wedding, how nice for the two of you.
And your lovechild.
Amanda, you're making a big mistake.
No, she's not, for once in her life.
I'm telling you, you don't want to do this.
She sure as hell does, and why would you want to stop her? How do you argue with that? Just sign, I've got to get to the airport.
Trust me, baby, it's the right thing to do.
Come on, do it.
Maybe we should synchronize our watches.
48 hours from now, we'll be free of each other for good.
Amanda Goodbye.
Oh, it couldn't be more perfect.
Now nothing is standing in the way of our happiness.
Rory: I'm meeting Amanda at the airport.
Hey, will you listen to me for a second? Now, I'm clearing out every cent I got on this deal, but I want you to hold another piece for me.
Yeah.
Yeah, 'cause I'm on the way to the Caribbean right now, and I'm this close to landing one hell of a cash cow.
I don't care if it's a mixed metaphor, it's money.
Look, you know me.
Okay, once I get her on board, if it doesn't go my way, she's gonna have a little accident.
Yeah.
Megan! Megan, you here? What are you doing? Helping to make your decision.
Goodbye, Coop.
Hey, hey, listen.
I don't know what happened since I saw you an hour ago, but you're not walking out that door till you tell me what's wrong.
Look, I am what's wrong, okay? I'm not good for you, I'm not good for your career.
You deserve better.
Look, don't you think I should be the judge of that? No, because you're a hopeless romantic, okay.
And the truth is, if it wasn't for my colorful past, Dr.
Larner would not have treated me the way he did and you would have a lock on that appointment.
Look, wherever you go, as long as I'm with you, my past is going to drag you down, okay? Are you saying you don't love me anymore? No, I love you too much to hurt you anymore, okay? And if you just think about it, you'll know I'm right.
So what are you going to do? You gonna go back to L.
A.
? Yeah, I guess.
What am I supposed to do? I mean, now that I've told those those hypocritical jerks to take their job and shove it.
You did? I did.
And you should have seen the look on their faces.
They're gonna be talking about this for years.
What's wrong? This is a good thing.
Why are you crying? Because you know why.
Listen give me this.
I love you, and I will never, ever sacrifice our life together for anybody or anything.
You got that? Yeah, I do.
Good.
Can we go home now? You got it.
I love you.
Are you crazy? You signed the papers? You're divorcing Amanda? I didn't have much of a choice.
Taylor was standing right there.
Amanda's on her way to the Dominican Republic.
Yeah, I know all that.
But Taylor is this close to confessing the whole Christine/Nick mess.
To let it go this far? To make Amanda think that you don't love her? No, I do, I do, I love her more than anything.
And getting Taylor to spill her guts is the only way it's the only way for me to get her back.
And I got 48 hours and nothing is gonna stand in my way.
I hope you're right.
Mmm, you want another drink? Damn straight.
Absolutely.
And you know what else? I can't imagine.
After you officially dump this bartender, you and I should get hitched on that pretty little island.
Are you out of your mind? Maybe so.
But look at it this way, you and I, two of a kind.
You love money, so do I.
You hate people, so do I.
You think I'm just some slick pretty boy who's looking for a good time? That's fine with me.
Rory, you're getting tiring.
Come on, Amanda.
What have you got to lose? You know, you're right.
I'll marry you.
Sure as hell don't deserve any better.