Knots Landing (1979–1993): Season 2, Episode 5 - Kristin - full transcript

Following her arrest for drug possession, Sue Ellen Ewing's younger sister Kristin Shepard arrives in Knots Landing after calling Valene for help. She is later caught in a compromising position with Kenny.


- What can I say?
- I had fun tonight, Kenny.


Hey, it doesn't have to end now.

Oh, don't start.

- Aren't you even gonna let me come inside?
- No. Not tonight.

Hon, we're married.

And I'm a little too old to start dating.

We're separated.

And I don't wanna go through this
every time I see you.

What about last time?

Last time was something
that just happened, once.

- It's not gonna happen again.
- Oh, babe.

Look, you can't live with Sylvie
and sleep with me.

- Well, then let me come home.
- And give up Sylvie?

You let me come home,
I'll take care of Sylvie.

You give up Sylvie, then we'll talk about
getting back together.

- Ginger.
- Kenny...

I don't wanna
have this argument again.

You don't get rid of her,
and I'm not gonna share you with her.

Well, if you feel like that,
then how come you keep seeing me?

I don't know.

Hey, Nikki.

- Where?
- Washington.

Washington? Well, sounds exciting.

I think I'd like a little more champagne.

Why don't you have one of these?
They're much more mellow.

- No, I'd prefer the champagne, thank you.
- I'll get it.

This is, uh, quite some party.
You know anyone here?

No, I'm the new girl in town.

Oh. Where you from?



Who is she?

She lives in the hotel...

so I asked her to come along.

- What do you know about her?
- That she's from Dallas.

Well, we're here
on a fact-finding mission.

I think I'll go find me out some facts.

Y'all miss your folks back there?


Well, we have everything here
to cure your blues.

- Here you go.
- Hey, wait a moment.

I'm sure I can do better than that.

A sure-fire cure for homesickness.

What is it?

Pure as snow
and it wouldn't hurt a baby.

- You should try it.
- Try what? What is this?

You really don't know, do you?

I told you, I'm from Texas.

Hey, you folks better keep it down.
The neighbors are complaining.


- Morning.
- Come on, girls, pick it up.

- Pick what up?
- Val, you've gotta be part jackrabbit.

Come on. It's easy once you get
your second wind.

My body's telling me to stop
and she's telling me to go.

- What, are you giving up?
- I'm gonna listen to my body.

I'm gonna listen to your body too.


Oh, hi, Mark. You're out early.

- I'm here with my dad.
- Oh.

- Hi, Laura.
- Hi, Karl.

This is Jason's pediatrician.
Karl Russelman, Ginger Ward.

- Hi.
- Oh, at last.

Mark talks about you all the time.

I didn't see you
at the last parent conference.

Ah, it was, uh...

That was Mark's mother's turn.
We're separated.

Oh, so are we. I...

Am I? Uh...

I am too.

Um, I'm gonna be late.

- Do you run here often?
- I just started today.

It's great exercise. Keep it up.
I'm here every day.

- Oh, good.
- Uh...

- Bye.
- So long.

- See you at school, Mark.
- Bye.

- Uh, bye, Laura.
- Bye, Karl.

Bye-bye, Mark.

- So who was that?
- That's Jason's pediatrician.

And his son, Mark,
is in, uh, Ginger's kindergarten class.

- Separated.
- Oh.

Well, he sure had eyes for Ginger.

Oh, give me a break. He's a parent.

- And a single man.
- Okay, girls, who's for jogging home?

Come on, let's step it up.
One, two, three, four.

- What the hell's going on here?
- I just put a new engine in this baby.

I backed it out, it conked on me.
I can't get it started again.

You're a mechanic.
Can't you move it out of my driveway?

Nothing I'd like better.

- Okay, girls. Now, same time tomorrow?
- Uh, same time next year, okay?

Not next year. Stop it.

Oh, the marathon runner.
What happened to you?

Val's been increasing her laps
so it took longer.

- Are you limping?
- No, I'm not limping.

Sid, the tow truck will be here
in five or 10 minutes.

- Good.
- Ten minutes?

Jason is already 10 minutes late.

If you're in such a big hurry, why don't
you come over and give me a push?

I'm not risking a hernia pushing your car.

- Hello, sweetness. Mm.
- Mm.

- I'll steer it.
- Don't you think you should help?

He's a big mechanic.
He can't get his own car started.

Richard, if you'd like to come over here
and push for me...

I'll come over there and yell for you.

- Sid, wait a minute. I'll give you a hand.
- Come on, Jason, get in.

Help him in the car, will you, honey?
He has trouble with that door.

Here, sweetie.

- Uh, Laura?
- Yeah?

Could...? How about some breakfast?

Honey, that's sweet of you, but
I've barely got time to take a shower...

No, I mean you fixing breakfast
for me after I get back with Jason.

Some, uh, fresh orange juice,
eggs, a little coffee.

Richard, I can't.



- Thanks, Gary.
- Sure. I'll send you the bill.

Good old Richard.

He never forgets an injury,
real or imagined.

I wish I could do something to help him.

Well, if you're interested in social work,
you could give me a hand with Michael.

Why? What's he up to now?

Everything but homework.
He's been fighting with the kids at school.

You've seen the way he's been
around the house lately.

Okay, I'll talk to him.

I've talked to him.
He's not listening much.

The apple doesn't fall...

- very far from the tree.
- Far from the tree.

- Here.
- I gotta run, honey.

- Sid, you sure you're gonna be all right?
- No, it's okay.

Go ahead and hold down the fort.

Okay. Got a big day planned?

We got midterms next week.
I'm gonna be in the library all day.

- Give us a kiss goodbye.
- Mm-hm.

Could you get that?
If it's work, I'm on my way.

Okay. Bye, darling.


Who is this?

This is Val. Who's this?

Oh, Val, thank goodness.
It's Kristin Shepard.

- Who?
- Kristin Shepard.

- Sue Ellen Ewing's sister.
- Oh, no...

- is there something wrong with Lucy?
- No.

I'm here in Los Angeles.

And I'm in trouble. You and Gary were
the only people that I could think to call.

Well, why? What happened?
Where are you?

Well, it's a long story.

I was at a party, and the police came
and I was arrested.


And they say that they'll release me,
but somebody has to come pick me up.

Somebody who lives here.

You and Gary
are the only people that I know.

Please, Val, come and get me.
You're my only hope.

Well, uh, I don't know.

Val, look, I'll explain everything later.
But please, come.

Okay, all right.
You hang on and I'll be right down.

Tell me, where exactly are you?

Oh, thank you, Val.

I'm at the Hollywood division.


Okay. I'll be right there. Bye-bye.

You start in quiet here, right,
just a piano.

And then by the time you get
to the end of the second verse...

it's time to bring in the woodwinds.

A couple of measures later,
the horns, right here.

And then, mezzo, mezzo, mezzo.

Down here, it's time to bring in
the strings, cellos first.

And build through these bars here.

- Build, build. Just make it soar, man.
- Kenny.

- It should be great.
- Sounds good.

- Yeah? Hon, I'm busy right now.
- Look at this...

It says here that you just signed
three new girl singers.

That's right, the Gilmer sisters.

Well, I don't like it.

Well, too bad.

- Think we'll have any problem with this?
- No. I can have it this afternoon.


I don't want you producing
any other girl singers but me.

I'm a record producer...

and who I choose to produce
is really none of your business.

Well, I can make it my business.

Sylvie, I'm getting kind of tired
of these games.

Ahem. Would you like for me
to get started on this arrangement?

- Yeah, Art. Would you, please?
- Sure thing.

- No problem.
- Thanks.

Listen, you are gonna have to stop pulling
numbers like this in front of people.

Can I help it if I'm jealous?

- I want you all to myself.
- I know, but it's driving me nuts.

You used to like it.
You used to say it was a sign of passion.

Yeah, well, I changed my mind.
It's wearing thin, all right?

Well, maybe you forgot.
Our record is number 23 on the charts.

Yeah, well, maybe you didn't notice
that my other record is number 32...

and I made it all by myself.

You need me just as much as I need you.

So we need each other.
What's wrong with that?

Nothing. You just gotta let me have
a little life of my own.

But not with other women.

- First it was your wife, and now...
- Hey, wait. You leave my wife out of this.

You've made enough trouble
with her already.

Yes, poor baby.

Your trouble with your wife
is all my fault.

You didn't have anything
to do with it at all.

Uh, you have to place them
the right distance apart.

Oh, all right.

How's, uh...?

- How about that? Like that?
- No, that's too far.


- More like that?
- Uh, closer.

Yeah. Wait. More like this.

You have to give the roots
plenty of room to grow.

People don't realize that in gardening...

the placing of the seedling
is very important.

Are you gardening
or explaining where babies come from?

Hi, Karen.

- I'm not interrupting anything, am I?
- Wish I'd said that.

What's up?

I'm collecting signatures to keep
that family-planning clinic open.

There's a group organizing
to shut it down...

and I would like very much
for you to sign it for me.

- Do I have a choice?
- Mm-mm.

Richard, perhaps I could interest you?

In what? Family planning?

- How long is this going to go on?
- I don't know what you're talking about.

Richard, I have tried time and time again
to talk to you, to work this out...

so we could reach some sort of
understanding and put this behind us.

I don't want you for an enemy.

Why? Guilty conscience?

Guilty conscience?
What do I have to be guilty about?

I am not responsible for you
losing your job and neither is Sid.

How do you think it looked
to be dropped in the middle of a case?

We did what we had to do.

And you're not the only one
who got hurt.

My husband,
who never did anything to anyone...

including you,
has lost the respect of this community.

His business has fallen off.

And he's spent sleepless nights
in my bed...

agonizing over the damage
done to his children.

Don't talk to me about loss.

You never gave me a chance.

You're not a criminal lawyer.
You never should've taken the case.

- I'm the one you called...
- Hey, you two. Wait a minute.

Wait just a minute.
You're both being very, very silly here.

You're friends.

Come on. Kiss and make up.

- Karen.
- I can't talk to him.

Look, I know he's a big baby...

but you have to realize that's
part of his charm, being a big baby.

- Richard.
- I like being a baby.

Come on.

Shake and be friends.

That's what I wanted in the first place.

Richard. Truce?


- Richard.
- What?

Now will you sign my petition?

Aren't you a little old
for family planning?

Hmm. I wish I had said that.

- Hi.
- Hi.

- What are you doing here?
- Well, I came to pick up Mark.

- Oh, that's nice. Does he live with you?
- Mm-hm. Six months of the year...

I get him during the week,
his mom has him weekends.

- The other six months, we switch.
- Sounds fair.

Well, it seems fair to us.
I don't know how fair it is to him.

He seems well-adjusted.
He's never a problem in class.

That's so good to hear.

Because he knows
he's loved and wanted.

Which brings me to my ulterior motive.

Ha. Uh-oh.


- Daddy.
- Yay. Ooh!

It's Mark's mother's weekend.

I was wondering if you'd have dinner
with me Saturday.

Oh, I can't.

I'm going to San Francisco
for the weekend.

Hmm. Heavy date, huh?

Very heavy. My mother lives there.

Yeah. I promised I'd spend
the weekend with her.

I haven't seen her in too long.

- So when are you leaving?
- Friday, after school.

Have dinner with me tonight.

Oh, I can't.
I've got a million errands I've gotta do.

You have to eat anyway.

You take care of your errands
and I'll get a sitter for my buddy here...

and I'll meet you downtown.

- I don't know.
- Why not?

Hey, what do you have to say
about all this?


Oh, okay.

- Hello, darling.
- Hi, hon.

- Well, don't I get a kiss?
- Yeah, yeah. Just a minute.

What do you mean, just a minute?
I want one right now.

- Powerful thirst.
- Okay.

Goodness, what's all this?

- Are we having company I forgot about?
- Mm-hm.

- Kiss now.
- Okay.

Kristin Shepard.

- Kristin who?
- Shepard.

Sue Ellen's sister.

- She's upstairs showering.
- What's she doing here?

Well, uh...

it's a long story.

- Yeah, well, I got time.
- Okay.

Well, see, she called me from the jail.

- And then I went down there...
- Jail?

Look, I tried calling you all day.

She got in trouble at this party
and she's visiting here...

Why didn't you take her back
to where she's visiting?

Well, uh, I don't know,
it was sort of awkward.

She was alone and it kind of
seemed like she wanted to talk.

Well, actually,
she did sort of invite herself.

- But, uh, she's really very sweet, Gary.
- Mm-hm.

- What's the matter?
- Honey, if she's anything like her sister...

Come on, why should she
be anything like Sue Ellen?

Are you anything like J.R.?

Excuse me.

Oh, hi, Kristin. Um...

Kristin, this is Gary.

Hi. Nice to meet you.

Nice to meet you. We met once.
You were about 10, I think.

Well, I'm not 10 anymore.


- Val, I was looking for a hair dryer.
- Oh, there's one in our bathroom.

Thanks. I'll just be a minute,
then I'll come help.

Oh, no, no.
Take your time, there's no rush.

Is something wrong, Kristin?

No, I was just remembering
what Lucy told me.


Well, we got to know each other
a little this year.

She's really terrific.

Well, we know that.

She told me about you two...

and how you look together
and what your home is like.

Did she?


When I was changing in her room,
it was like I'd been there before.


I was just thinking that
everything she said is true.

It's really comfortable here.

Anyway, that's what I was thinking.

Kristin. Uh...

In the morning, maybe I could
drive you back to the hotel...

so you could pick up a few things.

Well, what for?

So you could spend a few days with us.

I think that after
what you went through last night...

- you really deserve to be with friends.
- Oh, that's so sweet. Thank you.

Thank you, Gary.

- I don't believe you.
- What do you mean, you don't believe me?

She cast bait and you took it.

Oh, come on, Gary. Don't be silly.
Help me set the table.

Now, what's that you said
about her not being like her sister?

Honey, that was a Sue Ellen manipulation
if I ever saw one.

All right, and that's a J.R. suspicion
if I ever heard one.

What could she possibly
want from us, anyway?

Oh, three meals a day, a nice soft bed,
chauffeur, answering service.

You know, you have
a conspiratorial view of history.

- What?
- Talleyrand, European history, 904.

Well, if I do, it's for a good reason.

Finish this. I'll get it.

- Kenny, hi. Come on in.
- Hi.

- How are you, Val?
- Well, I'm fine. I'm just fine. How are you?

- Oh, I'm holding my own.
- Good.

- Here's the man I wanna see.
- Hi, Kenny. How's it going?

Oh, not bad. Not bad.

Hey, listen, I'm sorry I was so long
about, uh, taking care of this, but...

What's this?

I borrowed it from you
over at Sid and Karen's that night.

Right, I forgot.
You didn't have to make a special trip.

- I like to pay my debts.
- It wouldn't be that you'll settle...

for any excuse to come back
to the old neighborhood, would it?

- Who, me?
- Uh-huh.

Well, maybe, but she's not even home.

- Oh.
- Val.


Oh, excuse me.

I can't seem to get this thing to work.

Oh, I forgot. You have to turn on
the light switch by the door.

Uh, Kristin, come here.

This is Kenny Ward, our neighbor.

- Hi. Good to meet you.
- Hi.

Kristin's visiting us from Texas.

Oh, my gosh, my gravy.
I forgot. Excuse me.

- Kristin's my sister-in-law's sister...
- You from Dallas?

- Makes her my...
- I just moved out.

- How do you like it?
- Haven't been here long enough.

- Have you got a place yet?
- No.

No place, no job, no friends. Nothing yet.

- Maybe Kenny can show you the ropes.
- Maybe I could show you the ropes.

- Good idea.
- I'd love that.

What I really need is a job.

Well, uh, Kenny, maybe you could
help Kristin find something.

- You see, Kenny's in the record business.
- Could be.

Actually, I can't stand my sister-in-law.

- Sounds exciting.
- It is.

- I'll ask around.
- Thanks. I'd appreciate that.

Val, uh, how's your gravy?

It's fine, I think.

- Sure smells good.
- Not two in one day, Val.

Haven't you had dinner, Kenny?

Well, why don't you stay?
We've got plenty.

"We've got plenty." Yeah.

How long has it been since
you and your wife were separated?

A little over a year.

- Does it get any easier?
- Mm-hm.

But the first year is the hardest.

What happened?
With your marriage, I mean.

Irreconcilable differences.

We had different ideas
about what a marriage was.

She thought it meant,
do your own thing...

I think it means
being able to depend on someone.

Sounds like me and my husband.


Not yet.


What's the prognosis?

I don't know.

We go round and round.

We've had the same argument
so many times, I have it memorized.

We never seem to get anywhere.

Irreconcilable differences, like you say.

Mm-hm. You know, the trouble
with newly separated people is...

they spend all their time
talking about the people they just left.

I'm sorry.

I'm not asking for an apology.

It's a good way to get
a new perspective.

You know, that's exactly what I need,
a new perspective.

I haven't been with another man
except for Kenny in so long.

Well, over the age of 6, that is.

- I've got an idea.
- What?

Don't go see your mother this weekend.

- I have to go.
- Are you sure?


- What?
- The trouble with being...

such an understanding soul is,
I never get my own way.

You know, I have a feeling
that's not exactly true.


You, uh, see through me already, huh?

- I think so.
- This was very interesting.

The least you can do is let me take you
to the airport so we can, uh...

continue this.


Okay, that'd be nice.

Yeah. Is that it?

No, no, I was just wondering, that's all.
No problem.

Sure. My love to Mama and Lucy too.

Okay. Bye, Bobby.


- Yeah.
- Why? Is something wrong?

No, I just wanted to ask him
about Kristin, that's all.

- What?
- Honey, I don't trust her.

Gary, what on earth
do you expect to learn from Bobby?

I don't know.
Something about her character...

or if she's in trouble.

Okay. So, what'd you find out?

He doesn't know her that well.

That she worked for J.R. for a while
and that's about it. That's all he knows.

Uh-huh. See?

You had no reason to do that, Gary. I
mean, she's just a girl who's in trouble...

and we're giving her a little help at a
time when she's got nobody else. That's all.

Yeah, there's a reason
she's got no one else.

Of course, I can't promise you a job
right off the bat, but I can try.

Oh, that's okay. I just wanna see
the studios and everything.

Well, sure. Uh, what time?

Early. Val's taking me to the hotel
to pick up some things.

I kind of like you in her things.

Thanks, but, uh, they don't exactly fit.

That's exactly what I meant.

- So I'll, uh, see you tomorrow?
- Right.

Great dinner. A really good dinner.

- It was great.
- Good.

Is that your wife?


I'll see you tomorrow.

Oh, this is terrific.
I'm really gonna love working here.

Well, it's just for a few days
until the regular girl gets back.

Frankly, once you've been around
for a few days...

nobody's gonna wanna see you leave.

- We'll find you something.
- Good.


The telephone.

These are the comm buttons.

Here's a list of all the people
you'll be buzzing.

- Don't worry, I had one like it in Dallas.
- You'll get the hang of it.

And this drawer here
contains most of what you'll need...

Hello there.
I don't believe we've been introduced.

Hi. I'm Kristin Shepard.

- Kristin's our new receptionist.
- Hmm. That should be good for business.

Kristin, this is Sylvie.
She's one of our biggest stars.

She's got a song out right now
that's getting lots of airplay.

- And selling a few records too, sweetheart.
- Mm-hm.

I know, I have your album.
I listen to it all the time.

I think Kenny's a genius.

Isn't he?

And now he's getting you started
in the business?

Oh, just a receptionist, Sylvie.

I know it doesn't sound like much,
but I'm very excited.

It's my first job in L.A.

I'm sure it won't be your last.

Kristin, I think... Why don't you go in and
have Art show you around the control room?

You ought to know how it works.

Okay. It was nice to meet you.

I'm sure I'll see you around.

Count on it.

We're all one big happy family
around here.

Fire her.

- Honey.
- Huh?


- Oh, hi.
- I forgot you'd be home.

I guess I'm not used to it yet.

Where'd you think I'd be?

Oh, I thought you might have meetings
or interviews or something.


There's plenty of time for that.

I've been working since I got into college.
I've earned a vacation.

Oh, you have, honey.

And I think it's just great that
you can be so relaxed about it, but...

You're the one who wanted equal rights.
So, uh, what's wrong with you working...

- while I lounge around at home all day?
- Nothing.

Got some more grapefruit juice?

Happy birthday.

It's not my birthday.

Oh, I know, but I couldn't think of
any other reason to get you a present.

You don't have to give me presents.

I can't help myself.

Thank you. That's nice.

Well, hey, aren't you gonna open it?
Here, I'll hold this.

- It's lovely.
- Like you.

Thank you.

Who was that guy I saw you with?


So that's what this is all about.

Well, who was he?

Karl. He's a friend of mine.

Are you dating him?

- Oh. I'll pick you up at 6.
- Yeah, see you then.

Excuse me.

Hey, I thought you were going to visit
your mother this weekend.


- I don't want you seeing that guy.
- It's none of your business.

- We are still married.
- What kind of marriage is it...

when you live with someone else
and I can't see anyone?

- I wanna live with you.
- You should've thought about that before.


You have nothing to say
about my life anymore.

- Hi.
- Oh, hi.

Oh, hey, I'm sorry.

I completely forgot
I was supposed to drive you home.

That's okay, I was learning
about the record business.

Oh, I see.

Um, I was just about to go make myself
a drink. You want one?

- Let me fix one for you.
- Fine.

- What'll you have?
- Oh, some bourbon, please.

- With a little water?
- No, ma'am, give it to me straight.


Sounds good.

Yeah, I wish it did.

Well, here's looking at you.



Well, is something wrong?


I tell you, I just don't seem to be able
to learn how to deal with them.

Oh, you seem to make out all right.

Yeah, that's what you think.
They always give me a hard time.

- All of us? All the time?
- Yeah. All of you, all the time.

What's the matter?

Caught between your wife
and your girlfriend?

Oh, no. Is it that obvious?

Well, maybe what you should try
is a new direction.

You know, you are pretty.

I think you've just been
hanging around the wrong kind of ladies.


Oh, hey, look. I've got
enough problems already, really.

Let me just drive you home, all right?

Let's go.


Thanks for the lift.

- What's this?
- No.

They just met,
and she's leaving with a suitcase.

Let's go out and get some dinner.

There's that restaurant where I was
gonna take you to dinner tonight.

- Looks good.
- Mmm, tastes better.

Haute cuisine and the best onion soup
I have ever had.

I love onion soup.

Too bad you have to catch that
plane tonight. We could have dinner.

I am hungry.

You could take a later flight.

They do run every hour.


I'm afraid I wasn't
very good company at dinner tonight.

Hey, you were fine.

- Well, I did appreciate your being there.
- Look, it's okay, really.

It's just that I don't
feel like being alone.


Neither do I.

I don't guess that'd be right, would it?

No, I don't guess it would.

Let's go.

Thank you.

Well, you were right.
The onion soup was great.

The wagon, right?

Well, it's too bad you have to
catch that plane tonight.

- What is it, another restaurant?
- No, a great jazz club not far from here...

that happens to have,
for one night only...

the best tenor-sax man
on the whole West Coast.

We would be fools to miss it.

I think you're gonna miss that plane.

So that's about it.

It seems like no matter what I do,
I always get screwed up.

Well, what's more important,
your marriage or your career?

Well, my marriage is...

but I just don't feel like
I ought to have to make that choice.

No, I guess you're right.

So, Kristin, what, uh...?

What brings you to Los Angeles?

It's a long story.

You know, I can't figure out why a lady
like you doesn't have a man in her life.

That's an even longer story.

Well, I appreciate
you listening to me tonight.

I have been a little long-winded,
haven't I?

It's okay.

- I didn't wanna be alone either.
- Well, you've got Gary and Val.

I know, but...

I know.

Do you feel funny being here?


But not as funny as I thought I would.

I don't feel funny either.

I'm gonna pick you up
tomorrow morning at 9:00.


Uh, don't tell me about
a great place for pancakes.


- I am getting on that plane.
- Okay, okay, okay.


- Good night.
- Good night.

Oh, my God.

- What is going on?
- Kristin.

- Kristin, are you all right?
- Yeah.

Here. Your friend forgot this.

I'll see you tomorrow.

Oh, Kristin.

You don't understand.

I think I do.

I had a reason.

What kind of a reason...

- could possibly justify...?
- A real reason.

I can't tell you about it.

If you've got something to say, Kristin,
I think you better say it.

I'm pregnant.


I didn't wanna tell anybody.

I thought it would be easier for the baby
if I kept it a secret.

I hoped to find somebody...

who would be a father to my baby.

Do you know who the father is?

Do you love him?

I don't know.

Darling, why didn't you
tell me this before?

I was afraid that if I told you,
you wouldn't help me.

- Oh, no, that is not true.
- You wouldn't have let me in.

Oh, no, Kristin, you're wrong.
I would have.

I know...

exactly how you feel right now.

No, you don't.

Nobody does.

See the hole in my pocket.
Johnny, Johnny, Johnny.

- Richard.
- What?

How much longer is this gonna go on?

Just a couple more minutes.

Frozen food
and 12 cases of canned goods.


Honey, I know it's good for you to have
some time off, but don't you think...

- you'd feel better if you were working?
- I feel fine.

You don't seem fine, honey.

Look, good jobs for lawyers
don't grow on trees.

I've been making some calls,
reading the ads...

but, uh, there isn't much around. I mean,
not the kind of position I'm looking for.

Sweetie, I know they didn't
appreciate you at your last job...

but don't you think
you could've just stayed there until...?

They appreciated me, all right.
Simpson offered me a full partnership.

I don't understand.

Pincus, Simpson, Lyle and Avery.

My own secretary
and a key to the executive washroom.

- You never told me that.
- What, about the washroom?

- Richard, this is not funny.
- No?

You should've seen Simpson's face
when I turned him down.

You turned him down
before you were sure of Cargill?

Richard, that doesn't make any sense.

They kicked me around for nine years
until Cargill came...

- and showed them how good I was.
- So?

So I wasn't gonna give Simpson
the satisfaction.


We can't survive on my income.

Call Simpson,
tell him you've changed your mind.

I can't do that.

Richard, a full partnership?
That's a high price to pay for your pride.

My pride, sweetheart,
is about all I got left.


That's all right, darling, I can do that.

I know, I just thought I'd fix breakfast
for you this morning.

That's so sweet of you.

At least I know when I fix the meals...

there won't be too many people
wanting to join us.

Now, Gary, don't tease me.

I just want a little credit, that's all.

I mean, I don't always get a chance to be
right, and when I am, I'd like a little credit.

- Right about what?
- What, are you kidding?

I told you no good could come of letting
Kristin stay here. Look what's happened.

- All right, Gary, what's happened?
- Val.

Look, Kristin is a troubled
and confused girl right now...

and she's got a lot of problems.

Honey, last night
was just the tip of the iceberg.

All right.

I know what she did last night
was wrong.

But I don't think you understand
what she's going through.

- And you do?
- Of course I do.

You know I do.

At least you were there
when I was going through it.

The girl was in trouble and needed help.

And I offered her help,
and I'd do it again if she asked me.

Well, don't worry,
I won't be doing any more asking.

- I didn't hear you come down.
- That's okay.

I'm packed.
I knew you'd want me to leave.

- Want some breakfast?
- No, thank you. I'm not very hungry.

Kristin, uh...

if you wanna stay here for a while,
you know, at least until you figure out...

Thank you, Val.

But I really think it would be better
if I left.


I'll go get my keys.

Sure you don't want some breakfast?

Maybe a little coffee.

So, what's the real story?

What do you mean?

I figure there's more to this
than you're letting on. What is it?

Well, I don't know
what you're talking about.

Honey, I'm a Ewing.
Now, you can fool Val some of the time...

but you can't pretend to me
you're not hiding something.

Kristin, it takes one to know one,
and I'm a hider from way back.

Well, uh, what do you think it is?

You tell me.

Why, sir, a lady never tells a gentleman
all her secrets.

You're good. I'll give you that.

From one black sheep to another.

And let's add the seventh...

Sylvie, I want you to go over
the arrangement and learn it...

before I have to bring in the musicians.
Run it through a couple of times.

- Anything you say, Kenny.
- Come here.

Look, Sylvie, you and I
are gonna have to have a talk.

I mean it. Things can't go on
the way they are between us.

What do you mean?

We work well together,
we live well together.

We're a team. We're hot.

There are too many things
that I haven't told you.

There's too much tension.
I can't stand living like this.

- We're gonna have to talk.
- Kenny.

Will you just please go over this?

We'll run it down a couple of times
and see what we've got. Then we'll talk.

- Kenny Ward?
- Yeah, what?

- I have something for you.
- Yeah, what is it?

A legal notice.
Your wife is suing you for divorce.