The Golden Girls (1985–1992): Season 3, Episode 12 - Charlie's Buddy - full transcript

Rose is smitten when an old army buddy of Charlie's arrives at her door with eyes only for her but the other girls are suspicious of his intentions.

♪ THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND ♪

♪ TRAVELED DOWN THE
ROAD AND BACK AGAIN ♪

♪ YOUR HEART IS TRUE ♪



♪ YOU'RE A PAL AND A CONFIDANT ♪

♪ AND IF YOU THREW A PARTY ♪

♪ INVITED EVERYONE YOU KNEW ♪

♪ YOU WOULD SEE ♪

♪ THE BIGGEST GIFT
WOULD BE FROM ME ♪

♪ AND THE CARD
ATTACHED WOULD SAY ♪

♪ THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND ♪

MA, IF YOU DIDN'T LIKE THE
DRESS, YOU SHOULD HAVE TOLD ME.

HEY, I WAS TRYING TO BE HELPFUL.

ASKING IF IT CAME WITH A
SIGN SAYING "WIDE LOAD"

IS NOT BEING HELPFUL.

I WILL NEVER EVER TAKE
YOU SHOPPING WITH ME AGAIN.



FINE, I'LL SHOP AT
THE MALL BY MYSELF.

THEN I'LL BE ABLE TO PEE
WHEN I'M GOOD AND READY.

DOROTHY, YOU FOUND THE
DRESS. OH, DO YOU JUST ADORE IT?

DOES IT STIR EMOTIONS
DEEP WITHIN YOU?

COULD YOU JUST THROW
YOURSELF DOWN AND DIE FOR IT?

IT'S A DRESS, BLANCHE,
IT'S NOT THE ALAMO.

IT MUST BE PRETTY SPECIAL. IT
TOOK YOU FIVE WEEKS TO FIND IT.

THAT'S BECAUSE I'M HARD TO FIT.

I CAN SEE THAT,
DOROTHY, I'M NOT BLIND.

I DIDN'T MEAN ANYTHING
BY THAT, HONEY.

ACTUALLY, I TEND TO FALL
BETWEEN SIZES MYSELF.

USUALLY, I'M SMACK
DAB BETWEEN A FOUR...

AND A 16.

- HI, GIRLS.
- [DOROTHY] HI, ROSE.

OH, DOROTHY, IS THAT YOUR DRESS
FOR THE MUSEUM FUNDRAISER?

- UH-HUH.
- WELL, LET'S SEE IT.

OH, ALL RIGHT, BUT I WARN
YOU, IT IS VERY SIMPLE.

WELL, WHAT DO YOU THINK?

I THINK... YOU'RE
MY BEST FRIEND,

SO LET'S CHANGE THE SUBJECT.

I THINK IT'S BEAUTIFUL. EXACTLY
WHAT I WOULD HAVE PICKED.

THAT SETTLES IT. IT
GOES BACK TOMORROW.

WHAT ARE YOU WEARING, BLANCHE?

I'LL PROBABLY GRAB SOME DAZZLING
LITTLE NUMBER FROM MY CLOSET,

THAT THESE PEOPLE HAVE
NOT BEEN PRIVILEGED TO SEE.

MAYBE THE RED, SEQUINED,
STRAPLESS, BACKLESS,

LOW-CUT MINI.

WHY DON'T YOU JUST TIE A
SCARF AROUND YOUR WAIST?

[DOROTHY] OH, MA, GOOD NEWS.

THEY CHANGED THE
FLAVOR OF HALEY'S MO.

- I'M TAKING THE DRESS BACK.
- SO?

SO I'M SORRY I LOST MY
TEMPER BEFORE. AND MA,

I REALLY WOULD LIKE
YOU TO GO WITH ME

AND HELP ME PICK OUT A
DRESS. WHAT DO YOU SAY?

WHAT DO I SAY? I'M
YOUR MOTHER, DOROTHY.

I WAS THERE FOR YOU WHEN
YOU NEEDED A COMMUNION DRESS.

I WAS THERE FOR YOU WHEN
YOU NEEDED A PROM DRESS.

[SOPHIA] I WAS THERE WHEN
YOU NEEDED A WEDDING DRESS.

AND FRANKLY, I'M SICK OF IT.
BUY YOUR OWN DAMN DRESS.

I'LL BE OVER AT MILDRED'S.

ROSE NYLUND?

NO, AND IF I START ACTING
LIKE HER, PULL THE PLUG.

ROSE NYLUND. FORTY-THREE
YEARS AND I'D KNOW YOU ANYWHERE.

ARE YOU... YOU'RE
NOT... COULD YOU...

BUDDY ROURKE.

- BUDDY ROURKE!
- YEAH.

OH, BLANCHE, DOROTHY, IT'S
BUDDY ROURKE. OH, COME ON IN.

BUDDY, THESE ARE MY TWO BEST
FRIENDS, DOROTHY AND BLANCHE.

- HOW DO YOU DO?
- HI, THERE.

BUDDY ROURKE,
AFTER ALL THESE YEARS.

YOU DON'T KNOW WHO
HE IS, DO YOU, ROSE?

HAVEN'T A CLUE.

PLEASE, DON'T BE EMBARRASSED.
WE NEVER MET BEFORE.

THEN HOW EXACTLY WOULD
YOU HAVE KNOWN HER ANYWHERE?

CHARLIE. HE NEVER
STOPPED TALKING ABOUT HER.

- YOU KNEW CHARLIE?
- YEAH.

- PLEASE, SIT DOWN.
- I SERVED WITH YOUR HUSBAND

IN THE WAR.

82ND AIRBORNE. FORT
BRAGG TO NOTTINGHAM

TO NORMANDY AND
BACK, THANK THE LORD.

CHARLIE NYLUND WAS ONE
OF THE FINEST MEN I EVER MET.

[BUDDY] I OFTEN WONDER WHY
HE PUT UP WITH A WISE GUY LIKE ME,

FROM THE BACKSTREETS OF BOSTON.

I'M SORRY I DIDN'T
KNOW WHO YOU WERE,

BUT CHARLIE DIDN'T
TALK ABOUT THE WAR.

I ALWAYS HOPED CHARLIE AND I
WOULD HOOK UP AGAIN ONE DAY.

BUT, UH, WELL,
BELIEVE IT OR NOT,

I NEVER HAD THE
OCCASION TO VISIT ST. OLAF.

REALLY? YOU MEAN, NOT EVEN TO
CHANGE PLANES FOR ST. GUSTAV?

OH, YOU CAN'T GET TO ST.
GUSTAV BY PLANE, DOROTHY.

YOU HAVE TO GO BY TOBOGGAN.

COURSE, TRAVELING IN THE
SUMMER IS REALLY ROUGH

ON THE OLD HEINIE.

IT'S A GREAT WAY TO RACK UP LOTS
OF FREQUENT TOBOGGANER MILEAGE.

THIS IS AMAZING. HOW DID YOU
FIND ROSE AFTER ALL THIS TIME?

I GOT ROSE'S ADDRESS FROM
CHARLIE'S ARMY PENSION RECORDS.

AND I REALIZED A
LIFETIME HAD PASSED

AND I NEVER LAID EYES ON
MY OLD CHUM'S FAVORITE GIRL.

SO, I MADE MYSELF A PROMISE.
IF I WAS EVER IN THE AREA,

- I'D PAY MY RESPECTS.
- WOULD YOU STAY FOR DINNER?

I'M MAKING SWEET AND
SOUR SMELT KABOBS.

SMELT KABOBS. OH, DARN,
I HAD THEM FOR LUNCH.

ME TOO.

THEY SERVED THEM ON THE PLANE.

AND I'M AWFULLY
TIRED AFTER THE TRIP,

BUT I WAS HOPING THAT, UH,

YOU MIGHT LET ME INVITE
YOU TO LUNCH TOMORROW.

- THAT IS, IF YOU'RE FREE.
- OH, THAT'D BE WONDERFUL.

AND IF YOU HAVE TIME, I'D LIKE
TO SHOW YOU AROUND MIAMI.

- I'LL PICK YOU UP AROUND NOON.
- GREAT.

LADIES, IT'S BEEN A
PLEASURE MEETING YOU.

- NICE MEETING YOU.
- LIKEWISE.

ROSE,

YOU'RE AS LOVELY AS THE
PICTURE CHARLIE USED TO CARRY.

[BUDDY] SEE YOU TOMORROW.

- WHAT A SWEET MAN.
- ABSOLUTELY CHARMING.

AND HE OBVIOUSLY
IDOLIZED YOUR CHARLIE.

AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, HE
WASN'T WEARING A WEDDING RING.

OH, BLANCHE, DON'T BE SILLY.

I MERELY CHECKED IT OUT AND I
NOTICED HIM GIVING ME THE EYE.

BLANCHE, HAVE YOU EVER
MET A MAN YOU DIDN'T THINK

WAS GIVING YOU THE EYE?

ONCE, IN 1976.

BUT IT WAS ONLY TWO DAYS LATER
THAT MR. PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER

ANNOUNCED TO THE PEOPLE HE
HAD SECRETLY LUSTED IN HIS HEART.

[ROSE] YOU CAN'T BE SERIOUS.

CHARLIE READ YOU
EVERY ONE OF MY LETTERS?

SELECTED PASSAGES. HE SELFISHLY
KEPT THE MORE INTIMATE SECTIONS

TO HIMSELF. ONE, PLEASE.

I USED TO WRITE HIM EVERY
SUNDAY, RIGHT AFTER CHURCH.

THAT WAY I'D HAVE ALL THE
LATEST GOSSIP AROUND TOWN.

NO, HE READ ME THE
GOSSIP. IN FACT, AND...

I REMEMBER THERE WAS
SOME KIND OF A SCANDAL.

UH, WITH A NEIGHBOR, I THINK.

UH, THE NAME WAS, UH,
LET'S SEE. OH, THANK YOU.

PHINEAS WIGLEY? I CAN'T
BELIEVE YOU REMEMBER THAT.

WELL, IN ALL FAIRNESS, PHINEAS
WIGLEY IS A HARD NAME TO FORGET.

OH, I KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN. THE
WIGLEYS WERE A REVERED FAMILY.

YEAH, UNTIL THE SCANDAL.

OH, IT WAS JUST TERRIBLE.

THE NAVY CAME TO TOWN TO TAKE
BIDS FOR A SUBMARINE CONTRACT.

[ROSE] THEY WANTED THREE
SUBMARINES BUILT FOR A MILLION.

WELL, FINNEAS SAID HE COULD
MAKE 100 FOR HALF THE MONEY.

SO, OF COURSE, HE
GOT THE CONTRACT.

[ROSE] WHEN THE NAVY CAME
TO CHECK ON THE PROGRESS,

SIX MONTHS LATER,
THEY DISCOVERED

THERE'D BEEN A TERRIBLE
MISUNDERSTANDING.

FINNEAS HAD MADE 100
HOAGIE HEROES FOR $500,000.

HE CLAIMED THE REASON
THEY WERE SO EXPENSIVE

WAS HE USED ALL IMPORTED
MEATS AND CHEESES.

YOU KNOW, THAT
STORY STILL TICKLES ME.

JUST AS MUCH AS THE FIRST
TIME CHARLIE TOLD IT TO ME.

IT JUST AMAZES ME, HOW MUCH YOU
KNOW ABOUT MY LIFE WITH CHARLIE.

ROSE...

I DON'T THINK YOU REALIZE HOW
VERY MUCH YOU MEANT TO HIM.

OR... HOW VERY MUCH
YOU MEANT TO ME.

TO YOU? I DON'T UNDERSTAND.

I DIDN'T HAVE A WIFE OR A
SWEETHEART BACK HOME.

AND WHEN CHARLIE WOULD
READ ME YOUR LETTERS,

I FELT LIKE...

WELL, THAT SOMEONE CARED.
AND THAT MEANT A LOT TO ME.

[BUDDY] I SPENT A LONG TIME

SEARCHING FOR SOMEONE
EXACTLY LIKE ROSE NYLUND.

I NEVER FOUND HER.

AND NOW I KNOW WHY.

THERE'S NO ONE EXACTLY
LIKE ROSE NYLUND.

- OH, BUDDY.
- CHARLIE CARRIED THOSE LETTERS

IN HIS JACKET THROUGH THE WAR.

I CARRIED THEM IN MY
HEART FOR A LIFETIME.

AND I THINK I FELL IN LOVE WITH
THE WOMAN WHO WROTE THEM.

DOROTHY, YOU GONNA
SHOW ME THE DRESS OR NOT?

- [DOROTHY] BE RIGHT THERE.
- GET A MOVE ON.

IF YOU HURRY UP, I CAN GIVE
YOU AN HONEST UNBIASED OPINION.

YOU'LL STILL HAVE TIME TO
RETURN IT BEFORE THE MALL CLOSES.

- WELL, MA, WHAT DO YOU THINK?
- PUSSYCAT,

- YOU LOOK SENSATIONAL.
- YOU REALLY THINK SO, MA?

I REALLY THINK SO. I'VE NEVER
SEEN YOU LOOK SO BEAUTIFUL.

- THANKS, MA.
- WHO'S THE DESIGNER?

HE DESERVES A NOBEL
PRIZE FOR MIRACLES.

WHY DO I EVEN ASK YOU?

I'M YOUR MOTHER, I'M GONNA TELL
YOU WHETHER YOU ASK ME OR NOT.

BY THE WAY, THE
SLEEVES ARE TOO LONG.

- I'LL ASK ROSE TO SHORTEN THEM.
- IF YOU CAN FIND HER.

EVER SINCE THAT GUY HIT TOWN,
SHE SPENDS MOST OF HER TIME

POLISHING HIS SHILLALY.

MA, ROSE AND BUDDY
ARE JUST FRIENDS.

SURE, MICHAEL JACKSON WAS
BORN WITH THAT CLEFT IN HIS CHIN.

[BLANCHE] GIRLS! JUST
WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE

THE LITTLE NUMBER I PICKED
UP FOR THE MUSEUM BANQUET.

HERE I COME!

- I DON'T BELIEVE IT.
- IT CAN'T BE.

HEY, DON'T PANIC.
PICK UP ONE FOR ROSE,

YOU CAN GO AS THE
POINTER SISTERS.

YOU WERE GOING TO WEAR
SOMETHING OUT OF YOUR CLOSET.

WELL, I WAS. BUT AS IT
TURNED OUT, NOTHING FIT ME.

WHAT DID YOU EXPECT, BLANCHE?

LAST WEEKEND, YOU ATE
SO MANY PUDDING POPS,

YOU COULD HAVE BUILT THE
EIFFEL TOWER FROM THE STICKS.

THAT IS NOT WHAT I MEANT.

I MEANT EVERYTHING
JUST HANGS ON ME.

OF COURSE. THAT'S WHY YOU
HAVE TO COVER IT WITH A DRESS.

ALL RIGHT, DOROTHY, WHAT
ARE WE GONNA DO ABOUT THIS?

WE ARE NOT GOING TO DO ANYTHING.

BLANCHE, IT HAS TAKEN ME A
WHOLE MONTH TO FIND THIS DRESS,

YOU ARE SIMPLY GOING TO
HAVE TO TAKE YOURS BACK.

BE REASONABLE.

THIS DRESS LOOKS SO MUCH
BETTER ON ME THAN IT DOES ON YOU.

HI, GIRLS.

I LOVE YOUR DRESS.

- I AM NOT TAKING MINE BACK.
- I AM NOT TAKING MINE BACK.

GIRLS, I REALLY
NEED TO TALK TO YOU.

THIS IS CRAZY. SINCE WHEN
DO YOU CARE HOW YOU LOOK?

I THINK IT STARTED WHEN I CAME
DOWN FROM THE BELL TOWER

AND HAD MY HUMP FIXED.

BUDDY'S GOING BACK
TO BOSTON ON SATURDAY.

THIS DRESS LOOKS
SENSATIONAL ON ME.

PEOPLE EXPECT TO SEE
ME IN A SENSATIONAL DRESS.

WHAT DO THEY EXPECT TO SEE ME
IN, A YARMULKE AND A HEFTY BAG?

HE WANTS ME TO GO
WITH HIM. TO LIVE WITH HIM.

AND I THINK I MIGHT.

ROSE, HONEY, YOU
CAN'T BE SERIOUS.

- [ROSE] WHY NOT?
- YOU HARDLY KNOW THE MAN.

I FEEL LIKE I'VE
KNOWN HIM ALL MY LIFE.

I TALK TO HIM ABOUT CHARLIE,
I TALK TO HIM ABOUT ST. OLAF,

I TALK TO HIM ABOUT MY
FAMILY, MY ANIMAL FRIENDS,

I TALK TO HIM ABOUT
LIFE ON THE FARM...

IF THAT MAN DIDN'T GET A MEDAL
IN THE WAR, HE DESERVES ONE NOW.

[SOPHIA] WAIT A MINUTE! DID
SHE JUST SAY "LIVE WITH HIM"?

THAT'S RIGHT, SOPHIA.

NOT MARRY HIM, LIVE WITH HIM.

[ALL] YES.

TWO WORLD WARS, A
POLISH POPE AND NOW THIS.

I MAY LIVE TO SEE CBS COME
UP WITH A MORNING SHOW YET.

I JUST DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO.

WELL, FRANKLY, ROSE, I THINK
YOU'RE JUST RUSHING THINGS.

BUT, I DON'T KNOW. MAYBE
IT'S BETTER TO LIVE WITH BUDDY

THAN TO JUST CHARGE FULL
STEAM AHEAD AND MARRY HIM.

NO, IT ISN'T.

THIS IS MORALLY WRONG.

IT IS EPICALLY OFFENSIVE.
IT'S AN OUT-AND-OUT SIN.

WHY DO I FEEL LIKE I JUST FELL
THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS?

BLANCHE, HOW CAN
YOU, OF ALL PEOPLE,

SAY SOMETHING LIKE THAT?

WELL, ROSE NYLUND, I HAVE
NEVER LIVED WITH A MAN

WITHOUT THE BENEFIT OF MARRIAGE.

EXCUSE ME, BLANCHE, I
THINK WHAT YOU MEAN IS

YOU HAVE NEVER LIVED WITH A MAN
WITHOUT BENEFIT OF ROOM SERVICE.

BEING WITH A MAN IS NOT THE
SAME THING AS LIVING WITH A MAN.

YOU'RE RIGHT, BLANCHE.

LIVING WITH A MAN ELIMINATES
THE NEED FOR AN OVERNIGHT BAG

AND A STOP AT THE DRUGSTORE.

AND THE NEED FOR MARRIAGE.
FAMILY AND TRADITION.

NOT TO MENTION WEDDING
SHOWERS, CATERED AFFAIRS,

THE BRIDAL REGISTRY AT BURDINES.

WELL, I KNOW WHAT
YOU MEAN, BLANCHE,

BUT THERE'S
ANOTHER SIDE TO THIS.

IF I HAD LIVED WITH STAN
BEFORE WE GOT MARRIED

I COULD HAVE SPARED US
BOTH SOME VERY PAINFUL TIMES.

AND A BITTER DIVORCE.

AND POSSIBLY GIVEN BIRTH TO
REASONABLY ATTRACTIVE CHILDREN.

IT DOES SEEM LIKE
THE RIGHT THING TO DO.

I'M COMFORTABLE WITH BUDDY.

EVERYTHING SEEMS SO NATURAL.

IT'S EASIER BEING WITH HIM
BECAUSE HE ALREADY KNOWS

- SO MUCH ABOUT ME.
- YEAH, BUT ROSE,

- DO YOU LOVE HIM?
- I... THINK SO.

- WHAT ABOUT MONEY?
- EVERYONE LOVES MONEY.

OH, I MEAN, HAVE YOU TALKED
ABOUT FINANCIAL ARRANGEMENTS?

IF YOU WERE MARRIED, YOU COULD
HAVE A PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENT.

BUT JUST LIVING
TOGETHER, ALL YOU CAN DO

IS STEAL MONEY OUT OF HIS
WALLET WHILE HE'S IN THE SHOWER.

WE'VE AGREED TO KEEP
OUR FINANCES SEPARATE.

- HE INSISTED ON IT.
- THAT'S GOOD, AT LEAST.

HE SUGGESTED THAT SINCE
WE'LL NEED A BIGGER PLACE TO LIVE,

I SHOULD GIVE HIM MY HALF OF THE
MONEY NOW BEFORE I GET THERE.

SO THAT IT'LL BE OUR PLACE,
NOT HIS, RIGHT FROM THE START.

SOUNDS LIKE YOU'VE
MADE UP YOUR MIND.

I GUESS I HAVE.

OH, BUT I FEEL AWFUL
ABOUT LEAVING YOU GUYS.

I FEEL LIKE I'M BREAKING
UP THE THREE MUSKETEERS.

HONEY, YOU GO WITH YOUR HEART.

WE JUST WANT YOU TO BE HAPPY.

I AM HAPPY.

AND I WANT YOU TO BE HAPPY.

THAT'S WHY I WANT YOU TO
SETTLE THIS DRESS BUSINESS.

OH! THERE IS NOTHING TO SETTLE.

NOW, I AM WEARING
THIS DRESS. DOROTHY!

IT DESERVES TO BE DISPLAYED ON
A DEVASTATINGLY BEAUTIFUL BODY.

WHO ARE YOU GONNA
SEND IT TO, KIM BASINGER?

WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

WHY DON'T YOU THINK ABOUT IT

WHILE YOU'RE INHALING
YOUR NEXT CHEESE CAKE.

HOW DARE SHE
IMPLY THAT I OVEREAT.

MAKES ME SO MAD!

OH, DARN. WE'RE
OUT OF CHIPS AHOY.

I'M GONNA GET OUT OF THIS GIRDLE

AND GO DOWN TO THE MARKET
FOR SOME COOKIES AND BEAN DIP.

OH, HELL, I'LL JUST TAKE THE
DAMN THING OFF IN THE CAR.

OH, BLANCHE, I'M
GLAD YOU'RE HERE.

I HAVE SOMETHING TO TELL YOU.

- WHAT ARE YOU HOLDING?
- I BOUGHT A NEW GOWN.

OH, NO! I WANTED
TO BE THE NICE ONE.

I BOUGHT A NEW DRESS TOO.

[LAUGHS]

MR. MARTY'S? ON MARKET STREET?

WHERE EVERY DRESS IS
A ONE OF A KIND ORIGINAL?

IF WE HAVE THE SAME DRESS,
MR. MARTY'S GONNA BE LEFT

WITH ONE OF A KIND.

OH, THANK GOODNESS!
EVERYTHING'S ALL RIGHT.

EXCEPT FOR WHAT
I HAVE TO TELL YOU.

IT WASN'T ABOUT THE DRESS?

IT WAS ABOUT ROSE AND BUDDY.

THAT BUSINESS OF GIVING HIM
MONEY HAS BEEN BOTHERING ME.

SO I'VE DECIDED TO DO SOME
CHECKING ON BUDDY ROURKE.

AND AFTER A COUPLE OF
PHONE CALLS I FOUND OUT

HE HAD JUST RETIRED AFTER 45
YEARS IN THE RECORDS DEPARTMENT

OF THE ARMY PENSION OFFICE.

I DON'T GET IT.

THAT'S HOW HE
KNEW ABOUT CHARLIE.

THEY NEVER SERVED
TOGETHER. HE JUST READ HIS FILE.

BUT HE KNEW ALL THOSE
THINGS ABOUT ROSE.

HE KNEW THAT SHE
CAME FROM ST. OLAF.

I MEAN, EVERYTHING ELSE,
ROSE PROBABLY VOLUNTEERED.

YOU KNOW HER, A
STRANGER SAYS HELLO,

AND SUDDENLY HE'S HEARING THE
LIFE STORY OF UNCLE FINGERBINGER

AND HIS 30-POUND RUTABAGA.

THEN THIS IS ALL JUST A SCAM TO
BILK ROSE OUT OF SOME MONEY?

ABSOLUTELY, AND IT IS NOT
THE FIRST TIME HE'S TRIED IT.

WHERE IS ROSE? I MEAN,
WE HAVE TO TELL HER.

DOROTHY, SHE SAID SHE
HAD TO GO TO THE BANK

AND THEN GO TO MEET BUDDY.
WHAT ARE WE GONNA DO?

THERE'S NOTHING WE CAN
DO. WAIT UNTIL SHE GETS HOME.

- OH, GOOD LORD.
- [SOPHIA] HEY, GIRLS.

HOW DO YOU LIKE THIS SPIFFY
LITTLE NUMBER I PICKED UP?

SOPHIA, THAT'S THE
SAME DRESS I GOT.

WELL, NOW YOU KNOW
HOW IT SHOULD LOOK.

[ROSE] I WROTE
THE KIDS ABOUT YOU.

- [BUDDY] REALLY?
- OH, NOT ABOUT US.

ABOUT YOU.

ABOUT HOW YOU KNEW THEIR FATHER.

- THEY FOUND IT UNBELIEVABLE.
- WHAT DO YOU MEAN?

WELL, THAT YOU
AND I FINALLY MET.

OH, I THOUGHT YOU MEANT

THEY WOULDN'T BELIEVE THERE
WERE ANY DINOSAURS STILL AROUND

- FROM WORLD WAR II.
- SPEAKING OF DINOSAURS,

DID CHARLIE EVER TELL
YOU ABOUT HOW THEY FOUND

THE DINOSAUR BONES
RIGHT OUTSIDE ST. OLAF?

- ROSE...
- YOU SEE, KARL NICKERSON

WAS TEACHING HIS GERMAN
SHEPHERD TO BURY A HERRING BONE.

- KARL WAS...
- ROSE!

YOU HAVEN'T EVEN MENTIONED
ABOUT MOVING TO BOSTON.

ARE YOU AVOIDING THE SUBJECT?

- I CAN'T GO WITH YOU, BUDDY.
- BUT, ROSE...

IT WOULDN'T BE FAIR.

I'VE GIVEN IT A LOT OF
THOUGHT AND I REALIZE,

I'M NOT BEING HONEST WITH YOU.

- OR WITH MYSELF.
- ROSE, HOW CAN THIS BE?

- WE'VE BEEN SO HAPPY.
- OH, I AM HAPPY.

HAPPY WITH THE MEMORIES OF
CHARLIE THAT YOU REKINDLED.

OH!

SOMETIMES I PUT THOSE
MEMORIES TOO FAR AWAY

BECAUSE I'M AFRAID
THEY'LL BE PAINFUL.

IT'S THE HARDEST ON HOLIDAYS

OR WHEN I'M LYING IN
BED, ALONE AT NIGHT.

BUT REMEMBERING CHARLIE
WITH YOU IS WONDERFUL.

I'M GLAD I MET YOU, BUDDY.

BUT I DON'T LOVE YOU.

[ROSE] I... I'M SORRY.

LISTEN, I WENT TO THE BANK

AND I GOT SOMETHING FOR YOU.

- IT'S A GOLD WATCH.
- IT'S CHARLIE'S GOLD WATCH.

I WANT YOU TO HAVE IT.

BUT THIS IS A VERY
EXPENSIVE PIECE OF JEWELRY.

PLEASE, BUDDY.

I THINK I'VE TAKEN ENOUGH
FROM YOU AND CHARLIE ALREADY.

- WHAT?
- LISTEN,
I HATE EMOTIONAL SCENES.

I'M THE ONLY IRISHMAN IN
BOSTON WHO AVOIDS WAKES

AND POLITICAL RALLIES.

SO, I'M JUST GONNA
RUN, YOU UNDERSTAND?

- BUT BUDDY...
- I'LL WRITE.

I WILL.

NO, I WON'T. I ALWAYS
SAY THAT. I NEVER DO.

YOU TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF, ROSE.

YOU'RE A SPECIAL LADY.

[OPERA PLAYS]

[DOROTHY KNOCKING] MA?

- MA, I NEED TO TALK TO SOMEONE.
- SURE, COME IN.

I CAN HEAR PAVAROTTI
LIVE FROM THE MET ANYTIME.

[SOPHIA] WHAT'S THE PROBLEM?

MA, I'M UPSET ABOUT ROSE.

ME TOO.

I THOUGHT I WAS FINALLY GONNA
GET A ROOM WITH SOME SUNLIGHT.

I'M UPSET BECAUSE WE HAVEN'T
TOLD HER THE TRUTH ABOUT BUDDY.

EVERYTHING TURNED OUT ALL RIGHT.

SHE GAVE HIM THE BRUSH OFF,
SHE DIDN'T GIVE HIM ANY MONEY,

- HE DIDN'T EVEN TAKE THE WATCH.
- I KNOW.

BUT WE'RE LETTING
HER LIVE WITH A LIE.

SO, A LITTLE LIE GAVE
HER A LOT OF PLEASURE.

- WHAT HARM DOES THAT DO?
- OH, I DON'T KNOW.

- THEN WHAT'S THE PROBLEM?
- IT DOESN'T SEEM RIGHT.

DOROTHY, LET ME
TELL YOU A STORY.

PICTURE IT. SICILY, 1922.

A YOUNG MILITARY OFFICER
STATIONED FAR FROM HOME.

HE WANDERS THE STREETS
SEEKING A FRIENDLY FACE

AND A GLASS OF CHIANTI.

FINALLY, HE HAPPENS
INTO A DUSTY LITTLE CAFE

WHERE HE FINDS BOTH.

THE MAN LAUGHS FOR
THE FIRST TIME IN MONTHS.

AND FINDS INSPIRATION IN
A BEAUTIFUL PEASANT GIRL,

WISE BEYOND HER YEARS.

WHEN THE CAFE IS CLOSED,
SHE TAKES HIM HOME WITH HER.

THREE GLORIOUS DAYS, THEY
MAKE LOVE AND DRINK WINE.

HE RETURNS TO HIS COMMAND

PREPARED TO LEAD HIS PEOPLE
THROUGH WHATEVER BATTLES

NEED TO BE FOUGHT.

DOROTHY, THAT YOUNG
PEASANT GIRL WAS ME.

AND THAT YOUNG MAN
WAS WINSTON CHURCHILL.

MA, YOU MADE THAT WHOLE
THING UP, NOW WHAT IS YOUR POINT?

THAT I MADE IT UP.

IT WAS A LITTLE LIE THAT
GAVE ME A LOT OF PLEASURE.

IF ROSE IS HAPPY, AND
THERE WAS NO HARM DONE,

LET HER HAVE THAT.

YOU KNOW SOMETHING, MA...

YOU MAY BE RIGHT.

[TURNS ON OPERA MUSIC]

GOOD NIGHT, CHARLIE. I LOVE YOU.