THANKSGIVING PT 2
INT. SPAULDING MANOR - DAY - DINING ROOM
(Picking up where we last left off)
Alan: What is going on? Why are you two looking like deers in headlights?
AM: N--No reason.
Alan: OK... As soon as you two get over whatever has come over you both, come in the parlor and join us for a drink.
Hope: Will do, Alan -- I mean Mr. Spaulding.
Alan, still weary, walks out the room.
AM: How could--
Hope grabs him by the arm and drags him into the
where she looks around to see if anyone is present. No one is.
Alan Michael: No! Don't even try it! Don't even try to justify what you did. Do you know how much we have mourned you?
Hope: Alan Michael--
AM: And to think you have been here the entire time... THE ENTIRE TIME!!
Hope: Sssh! Calm down.
AM: Oh please. If I ever do anything right in my life, now is the time. I should go into the parlor and tell Dad--
Hope: You can't!
AM: Why is that?
Hope: You just can't... and I know you wouldn't.
AM: Don't be so sure about that, Mom -- or Caroline?
Hope swiftly slaps Alan Michael across the face. Alan Michael rubs his face in pain.
Hope: Now don't you go starting to back talk me boy! I'm still your mother and you will respect me.
AM: Yes, Ma'am.
Hope: Now I am sorry but I figured that me returning would do you more harm than good.
AM rolls his eyes.
Hope: You may not believe me now but you will. Do you think if I was Hope that I could help you? I think not. Being Caroline was a way for me to help you.
AM: And you did. But MY MOTHER would've been more help.
Hope: I understand that.
Phillip (OC): Caroline! Alan Michael!
Hope: Keep quiet.
Phillip enters in the kitchen with two wine glasses.
Phillip: Aren't you two gonna join us?
Phillip hands both of them a glass.
Hope: Sure. In a second...
Phillip exits. Hope is about to take a sip when Alan Michael takes the glass from Hope.
Hope: What was that for?
AM: Alcohol, remember? You're an alcoholic.
Hope: I know that.
AM: You act as if you've seem to have forgotten.
Hope: Well I didn't.
AM: Mmm hmm... whatever.
Hope: I didn't. Now that we are going to go out there and act like nothing ever happened. OK?
AM: Sure. Whatever you want... Caroline.
Alan Michael storms out. And on Caroline, sighing
COMING UP ON TGL
- Shayne family Thanksgiving
- Reardon/Chamberlain Thanksgiving
- Many reveals and surprises