A Different World (1987–1993): Season 4, Episode 13 - Ex-Communication - full transcript

Julian has a talk with Whitley that takes a toll on her ego--and may cost her Dwayne.

Stop it, Dwayne.

Hi, jaleesa. It's frank.

I'll pick you up at 7:30.

I can't wait
to cook for you, baby.

Mmm. Neither can I.

You're drooling on the celery.

Jaleesa, Diane Kendall here.

My boss?

If you have plans, cancel them.


The c.E.O.
Of huggy-fur pet products

is arriving tonight...
Park Plaza.

He's a sports fanatic,
so bone up on your statistics.

I'm depending on you.

We need this account.

I'll be in Aspen
for the weekend. Ta-ta.

She is a pain in my...

Whitley, it's Julian.

I'm in town,
staying at the Worthington.


It's been a long time.

I want to see you.

Please give me a call.

£ I know my parents loved me £

£ stand behind me
come what may £

£ I know now that I'm ready £

£ for I finally heard them say £

£ it's a different world £

£ than where you come from £

£ yes, it is now, yeah £

£ here's our chance to make it £

£ and if we focus on our goal £

£ you can dish it,
we can take it £

£ hey, just remember
that you've been told £

£ it's a different world £

£ it's a different world £

£ it's a different world £

£ than where you come from £

£ ooh £

£ than where you come from. £

Julian... I wonder why
he's calling me?

How did he get my number?

Probably off some wall in a bar.

"For a hard time,
call whitley Gilbert."

Don't I know it.

Well, maybe I should hotfoot it
over to Julian's hotel

where I'm appreciated.

He'll be waiting with open arms.

Oh, come on now, honey.

You know I'm not interested
in that old dusty windbag.

You know, he had ashy feet.

Is that how you're going

to talk about me when I'm gone?

No, 'cause
I'm never letting you go.

Not my pookie.

I'll see you later.

I'm going to get the videos.

Okay, honey. Hurry back.

Kissy mooshy-mooshy.

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Yes. Julian days' room, please.

Who cares about that
dusty old windbag?

I'm just being courteous.

Your disinterest
is overwhelming.

He's probably coming down here
to get me back.

Poor, deluded thing.

I got to tell him
I'm involved with somebody.

What do you mean,
he's not there?

Go get him.

No, don't go in there, ronalee.

Whitley, watch it.
Watch it.

You better watch it.

You better watch.

I do not believe

my boss made me cancel
my date with frank

for an evening with Duke waverly

n.b.a. Highlights and beer nuts.

Oh, what a night.

Oh, I'm exhausted.

Okay, I get the hint.

I'll see you tomorrow.

Bright and early.

Bright and early.

Bye, baby.


Julian days' room, please.

I forgot the videotape.


This is not 555-6727.

Please stop calling here.

Tell Julian I said hello, okay?

It's not your life savings.

I'm only asking you
for ten dollars each.

Why do you need a facial
to have dinner with Julian?

And a manicure?

I want him to see

how radiantly happy I am
with Dwayne.

Plus, he's taking me to venezia

and I can't go there
looking like a day-old cannoli.

It's true.
You got to look good

to drive
your ex-boyfriend crazy.

That is not my intention.

I just want to make it clear

that he cannot come
crawling back into my life.

And for that you need

your cuticles pushed back?

Does Dwayne know that
you're going to see him?

Not yet.

Are you going to tell him?

No. Now, will you
give me that money

or do I have to grovel?


Freddie, your hair
is so red and curly.

Kimberly, you have
such a beautiful smile.

Thank you.

What happened to you?

I used my face to stop a puck.

Oh, my goodness.

Must have been some slap shot.

Landing this account
is going to kill me.

Oh, hello, ladies.

My, you are looking
exceptionally lovely today.

What do you want?

You don't have a boyfriend,
do you, Freddie?

Whitley, remember you told us

to remind you
to tell Dwayne something?

Thank you, winnifred.

Dwayne, I tried to get you

before you went off to class.

I got in touch with Julian
and he begged me

to have dinner with him tonight.

I don't know if I should.

You should.

Of course I should.

Call me afterwards?

I'll call you afterwards.

I got to run.

I have a manicure
in five minutes.

While you're out there

why don't you get
them toes done too?


And see if you can
get that moustache waxed.

I need five more dollars
for that.

Thank you.

You just sent
little red whitley hood

out into the forest
without her moustache.

She's going to dinner.

Julian can't do nothing to me.

She sliced him, remember?

I want him to see
what he's missing.

Brother, obviously

you are unaware
of the boomerang syndrome.


Look, you can toss
something away

but sooner or later,
it's going to come back to you.

And when it does

it's going to smack you
upside your head.

Especially if it's wearing
a cashmere coat

and carrying a gold card.

Mr. Gaines...


Hi, Julian.

You look fantastic.

So do you.

Shall we?

Thank you.

You really look fantastic.

You really do too.

You know I miss seeing you.

You do?

I think about you a lot.

So much has happened

since the last time
we saw each other.

That's true.

Things are really different now.

You've always been
important to me

which is why I didn't
write you a letter.

I wanted to see you.

Julian, i'm...

So hungry.

I think I'm going to have
this pasta special.

You always had a big appetite.

Now, you know I eat like a bird.

Yes. A vulture.

For dessert, I'll have zabaione

and chocolate tartufo, please.

Whitley, it's so expensive
to see you again.

It's nice to see you,
too, Julian.

You know, I think
I can honestly say

I've never been happier
in my life

than I am right now.


I'm very fond of you,
but I have to tell you

I'm involved with someone...
Dwayne Wayne.

Dwayne Wayne?

You're involved
with Dwayne Wayne?

Yes, and we're very happy.

That's great.

It is?

I mean, yes, it is.

It's fate.

You just can never tell
what's going to happen.

One day, I was walking
down Pennsylvania Avenue.

Same route I walk every day

but on this day,
I went through the park

because the cherry blossoms
were in bloom.

I'm walking past
the Washington monument

and suddenly I see
coming towards me,

the woman I know
I'm going to marry.

I... I lost you somewhere
around the cherry blossoms.

I met her that day.

We've been together ever since,
and now I'm engaged.

In what?

I'm getting married.

Her name is Shelby, and...

Double Espresso, please,
shot of Sambuca.

I asked her
to join us for dessert.

I wanted you two
to meet each other.

Tu as bien mange, cheri?

C'etait delicieux.

Je suis contente.

I'm sorry. How rude.

Very, but je comprendo.

Shelby, this is whitley Gilbert.

Whitley, this is Shelby Walters.

Whitley, it's so nice
to finally meet you.

Very nice to meet you, too,
miss Shelby.

I've heard so much about you.

"Shelby, Shelby, Shelby."

Where is that Espresso?

Thought I skated
like debi Thomas.

Oh, gosh. Thank you.

Hey, baby,
how did it go?

Oh, fine.

Everything was fine.

I had the salmon.

He had the roast beef...

And the fiancee.

Wait a minute.

Julian's getting married?

That old crazy man

who's he marrying?

Some girl named Shelby.

She's tall, pretty, beautiful,
tall and beautiful.

Julian's getting married.

Isn't that beautiful?

I'm so happy
for Julian getting married.

It is really wonderful.

And you should see
the two of them together.

He's working
in the foreign service

and they're going to be living

in Paris.

They are so blissfully happy

you can't help but be happy
for them.

Just happy, happy, happy, happy.

Whitley, are you okay?

I'm fine.

So, what's she like?

Shelby is a translator
for the United Nations.

She used to be a runway model.

She's six feet tall,
wears a perfect size six

and speaks
six different languages.

Six, six, six.

Isn't that evil?

Well, all this good news
and good food

has made me sleepy.

You have to excuse me, honey.

Hey, you're home

a little early.

No social commentary, all right?

Ooh, what's that?

It looks like a boomerang Mark

on your forehead.

Back off, Ron!

All she could talk about
was Julian...

Julian's life, Julian's fiancee,

Julian's future home
with his future wife in Paris.

But does it look like I care?

No, I don't care.

Can we take this from the top?

Julian's back in town one day

and she's got champagne
on the brain.

I'm in the wrong tax bracket
for her, man.

Maybe now, but in ten...

Well, in 20...

Well, in 30 years

you'll be able to afford her
everything she wants.

And if she leaves you
before then

it wasn't meant to be.

Her values are all screwed up.

If it wasn't Julian

it would be somebody
just like him.

I don't need this aggravation
and I don't need her!


Where are you going?


I think I'm just going to leave

'cause I'm short enough already.

They've only known each other
six months

and they're getting married.

He said it was love
at first sight.

I bet he didn't give her
any problem about being

a bourgie Princess
like he did me.

You should have seen
her fur coat.

Whitley, we understand...

Julian always wanted to be
in the foreign service.

You already told us.

Did I tell you
about that engagement ring?

It was a Marquis cut,
at least...

Four karats!
Four karats!

He didn't offer me a ring.

He offered me a ticket

to Washington and an invitation
to pay half the rent.

Are you still talking
about Julian and Shelby?

They're honeymooning
in the Swiss alps.

They'll be staying in a chateau
once owned by...

Greta garbo.

Did you know
that Shelby speaks...

Six languages.

That child been going on
for an hour.

She's a little obsessed.

She doesn't know those people.

Well, stop her,
'cause I'm losing customers.



Listen to yourself.

Can't you see you're obsessed?

I am not.

Oh, yes, you are.

Okay, so what if I am?

Because I have to sit back
and watch some woman

get the life
that could have been mine?

That should have been mine?

I'm just happy for them,
that's all.

I thought I was over him

and I am.

I just don't know why
I'm so upset.



Maybe you should talk
to somebody about this.

Like who?

Like a trained professional.

Then when I was 11 years old

I asked for a pony
for my birthday.

I never did get that pony.

When I turned 11 and a half...

Darling, darling

darling, how old are you now?


Fast-forward to the present.

What is your problem today?

I don't have any problem.

I don't have time for this.

My in-laws are coming over
for dinner tonight.

It's your job to help me.

How can I help you
if you won't help me

help you find out
what kind of help you need?

And you do need help.

That's your problem, not mine.

Not anymore.

This office is closed,
and you are:

You are in
an advanced state of denial.

No I am not!

It doesn't bother me
that my ex-boyfriend

is marrying the perfect woman

and they're going off to lead
a perfect life

and I'm hopelessly in love
with a boy

who can't tell the difference

between a salad fork
and a pitchfork.

All right. All right.

I think we're starting
to get somewhere.

Come on now, keep talking.

So, you say you're in love
with a loser?


Dwayne isn't a loser.

He's kind and generous

and he has a brilliant future
ahead of him.

And he loves you?

Very much so.

What are you wasting time
with your ex-boyfriend for?

That is history.

But they're living in Paris.

And you're living
in a dream. Wake up!

You just complained about

"I don't have this.

I don't have that."

Pick up the needle
off that broken record

and sing a new song, honey.

Well, what am I supposed
to do, doctor?

Find that ex-boyfriend of yours,
look him in the eye

and close that chapter
of your life.

And then relax

relate, release.

Relax, relate, release.

Yes, yes and then

go and find that Dwayne
and rediscover

what was so wonderful about him

before it's too late.

Doctor, thank you.

Relax, relate, release.


Julian, I'm very glad
you could come by here tonight.

I know you have a very
busy schedule

but there are some things
I would like to tell...

Julian, I'm very glad

you could come by here tonight.

I know you have a very
busy schedule

but there are some things
that I'd like to...

Relax, relate, release.

Relax, relate, release.

What? What? What? What?

I'm setting you free.

Well, thank you.

I'm closing that chapter
in my life

and letting you go.

You already did that.

You're the one that broke up
with me, remember?

Yeah, I remember.

And I know that was
the right thing to do.

But I must admit

I was a little confused
when I first saw you

because you did look good.

But I know

that you have found
what you need in Shelby

and I have everything

that I need and could ever want

in my Dwayne.

That's right.

And I'm happy for you, Julian.

I think Shelby is
a beautiful girl.

A little thin for her height

but I'm sure
she'll put on 30, 50 pounds

when you get married.

Whitley, I just came

to tell you that you can do
whatever you want.

Hey, Dwayne, how you doing?

Got a little grip on you.

I was just leaving
to see Shelby.

I'm sorry you didn't get
a chance to meet her

but you know, maybe next time.

You're a very, very lucky guy.

No, Julian, I'm the lucky one.

Well, I got to go.

If you're ever in Paris...

It's a little too rainy
and damp for us

but good luck to you, Julian.

Au revoir.

Have I got a video
for you tonight.

A retrospective

of the Kennedys...
Jayne and Leon Isaac.

Penitentiary one and two.

If you're interested.

No, I'm not.


I thought I wanted the things
that Julian could give Shelby.

But I don't.

And even if I did,
I wouldn't want them with him.

I'd want them with you,
because I love you.

Don't you love me?

You wear me out.

But you always forgive me.

No, not this time.

No, don't leave me!

Please forgive me.

I'm on my knees

ruining my good stockings.

Carry on.

You got to believe me, Dwayne.

Hey, look.

I landed...

I landed a five-pound trout,

the huggy-fur pet food account,


Duke waverly, junior.

what you doing down there?

Get up, baby.

Come on.

What am I supposed
to do, Dwayne?

You are supposed
to give me some time.

How much time?

As much time as it takes.

All right.


I can't believe it.

You actually canceled
her contract?



I'll take her back.

After the game.