Thursday, May 18, 2017

EP 3 - The History of Dinah Lee

EPISODE 3

Created By: Barbara Estensen &
James Harmon Brown
Executive Producer: Dee Lynn
Written By: Casey Hutchison

SAME DAY. NIGHT.

At Randi and Frankie’s Apartment, in the Living Room, Frankie is sitting on the couch. He is watching a baseball game and drinking a beer. Then, Randi enters. She has her purse in one hand and the mail in the other. She sets her purse down and checks the mail.

FRANKIE: Hey, babe.

RANDI: Hey.

Randi throws the mail down on the table. Frankie then shuts off the TV.

FRANKIE: Okay. Tell me the truth. What’s wrong?

RANDI: What are you talking about?

FRANKIE: I can sense when something is wrong. What is it?

RANDI: (sighs) Well, let me put it this way. If I don’t start lighting a fire under my ass, my whole entire company is going to come crashing down.
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At the Manhattan Mocha Cafe, Danny is sitting at a table. He is drinking an espresso and playing a game on his phone. Then, his phone rings. He sighs and takes the call.

DANNY: Hello, this is Danny. Hello?

All Danny hears is a static noise in the background.

DANNY: Hello? Hello? Is anyone there?
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At the Soleito Home, in the Living Room, Tracy sets her handbag on the table. She then turns around to face Carla.

CARLA: You want to clear the air?

TRACY: Yes. Yes, I do.

CARLA: After all this time?

TRACY: I feel that it is only right.

CARLA: Alright. You feel that it is only right. So, where should we start? Should we start with you coming to the SoHo district. Or, should we start with your gold digging ways? Go ahead, Tracy. I’ll let you pick.
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At the Urban Rooftop, which is a new trend setting restaurant, Angie and Jesse sit down at a table. Angie puts her purse right next to her.

ANGIE: It has been so long since we have had a night out.

JESSE: Yes it has been. I am so happy that I finally get a chance to take my beautiful wife out. You deserve it. You really do.

ANGIE: Well, thank you. And, I think you do to.

JESSE: By the way, Erica Kane called the house today.

ANGIE: Erica? I haven’t heard from her in awhile.

JESSE: Yeah. She said she just wanted to check in.

ANGIE: Well, that was nice of her. I’ll have to give her a call back. But, that will have to wait until tomorrow. I don’t want any interruptions.

JESSE: And, why is that?

Angie leans over to kiss Jesse.

ANGIE: I think you know why.
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At the Johnson Home, in the Living Room, Steffi sits her cellphone on top of the files. She then walks back over to Brian.

BRIAN: So, who is this Dinah Lee lady?

STEFFI: I would say she’s a force to be reckon with.

BRIAN: Why would you say that?

STEFFI: She’s had a lot happen to her through the years. I’ll explain that later. Anyway, last time I heard of her, she had moved to Maine. She was married and had a child to take care of. But, now she’s divorced and that child is in college.

BRIAN: So, she has a lot of time on her hands, I take it?

STEFFI: You’d be right about that one.
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Back at the Urban Rooftop, Angie and Jesse both are eating salads. Jesse is drinking a beer and Angie is having a glass of white wine.

JESSE: Can I ask you a serious question?

ANGIE: Of course you can.

JESSE: Do you miss Pine Valley?

ANGIE: I do from time to time. But, I am glad that we moved in. I will always consider Pine Valley home. But, I was being called somewhere else. I was being called to help people at another hospital. What about you?

JESSE: Same as you. I was also being called to help other people. It’s funny how things work out like that. It’s funny when you know it is time for the next phase in your life.

ANGIE: Well, enough about Pine Valley. I have a question for you.

JESSE: Do you now? Well, I would love to know just what that question is. So, go ahead, Doctor Hubbard. What’s up?

ANGIE: How would you like to ditch this place after our main course? We could go home and have dessert there. I’m sure we can find something yummy to have.

JESSE: (smiling) That seems good to me.
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Back at Randi and Frankie’s Apartment, in the Living Room, Randi sits on the couch next to Frankie. She takes his beer and takes a big drink. She then sits it down.

FRANKIE: So, let me get this straight, if you don’t turn your company around, Danny is going to pull all of his investments?

RANDI: You’d be correct.

FRANKIE: Honey, I’m so sorry.

RANDI: (sighs) When we moved out here, I thought I was going to be successful. I thought that things were finally going to start looking up for us. Boy was I wrong.

FRANKIE: You listen to me. We all hit snags in the road. Life is never a clean cut journey. Things like this happen. You are the strongest woman I have ever known. I know that you can get through anything life throws at you. And, I’ll be there for you.

RANDI: Every step of the way?

FRANKIE: Every step of the way.
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Back at the Johnson Home, in the Living Room, Steffi and Brian sit on the couch. Steffi begins to stack files and put them in a briefcase.

STEFFI: When I was living in Corinth, Dinah Lee was a name constantly being spread out through the town. She was married to this guy named Curtis. About 22 years ago, Curtis went insane. See, he was kidnapped by this guy named Dante. I guess Dante’s torture was too much for him to overcome. Him and Dinah ended up divorcing one another. Dinah moved on with this guy by the name of Trucker. However, Curtis wouldn’t let them be happy. Curtis started sending signs to Trucker that his former flame Trisha was alive.

BRIAN: Was she?

STEFFI: Yeah. She was.

BRIAN: Okay. Where does that put Dinah?

STEFFI: Well, Trisha wanted nothing to do with anyone. She even wrote a letter saying it was okay to move on. So, Trucker packed up Dinah and Christopher...and they moved to Maine.

BRIAN: And, you are just now getting back into contact?

STEFFI: Yes. I really hope she moves here. Dinah will know how to make my company successful. I just have to persuade her to stay for the long run. (sighs) Fingers crossed.
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Back at the Soleito Home, in the Living Room, Carla moves closer to Tracy.

TRACY: You know, I have always known one thing to be true.

CARLA: Oh yeah? What is this one thing?

TRACY: We have a lot of history. Ever since I boarded a plane with my son Dillon, back in 1996, a timeline has started. A long and lengthy timeline.

CARLA: Tracy, will you do me a favor?

TRACY: Alright.

CARLA: When you find a permanent home to live in, here, please make sure that, home doesn’t have a large sum of debt that needs to be paid off.

TRACY: Ha, ha, ha. Very funny. Contrary to popular belief, I did love your father. In fact, I loved him very, very much. I think you know that.

CARLA: Tracy, don’t say you loved my father. At least don’t say it with a straight face. My god, you faked the measles, to get out of marrying him.

TRACY: Carla, I do hope you give things a chance. Give things a chance to repair. I left Port Charles. And, I did it in a good way. I made peace. I made peace with a lot of people. Then, I went to Amsterdam and made peace with a man I love. Now, I am here to make peace with you. I just hope that you can let peace be made.

CARLA: I guess only time will now.

TRACY: I guess you’re right.
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Back at the Manhattan Mocha Cafe, Danny takes a sip of his coffee. Then, a young woman comes up to him. She is holding a coffee pot.

WOMAN: Would you like more coffee, sir?

DANNY: No. I’m fine. Thank you.

The woman smiles and walks off. Then, Danny’s phone rings.

DANNY: I wonder who it could be now.

Danny answers the phone call.

DANNY: This is Danny. Hello? (static noise) Hello? Look, I don’t know who you are. But, you better speak up right now. Right now!

Then, the person on the other line hangs up. Danny let’s out a sigh and hangs up his phone. He sets it on the table, next to the mug.

DANNY: Who the hell is calling me?

The camera zooms in on Danny’s face.

***FADE OUT***
***END OF EP. 3***

Monday, May 15, 2017

EP 2 - Steffi Makes An Interesting Call

EPISODE 2

Created By: Barbara Estensen &
James Harmon Brown
Executive Producer: Dee Lynn
Written By: Casey Hutchison

SAME DAY. AFTERNOON.

At Max and Emma’s Loft, Emma enters the loft. She goes over the couch and throws her keys and purse down. Then, Max enters.

MAX: Hey, honey.

EMMA: Oh. Hey. I didn’t expect you to be home.

MAX: Yeah. I was sent home early. But, I start work early tomorrow.

EMMA: Oh sounds fun. I do as well.

MAX: Wait. Are you telling me you got the job?

EMMA: You bet I did.
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At the Soleito Home, in the Living Room, Carla is drinking a glass of scotch. Then, there is a knock at the door. She takes her glass and walks to the door. Upon opening the door, Carla is so shocked that she drops her glass.

TRACY: It’s a little early to be drinking. Don’t ‘ya think?

CARLA: Tracy Angelica Quartermaine.

TRACY: In the flesh.
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At the Johnson Home, in the Living Room, Steffi is sitting at the couch. She has papers and files scattered out on the table in front of her. She is also on her laptop. Then, Brian enters.

BRIAN: Alright, let’s go.

STEFFI: Excuse me?

BRIAN: To the park. You’ve been staring at that computer since we got back from the hospital. I think you need some fresh air.

STEFFI: An online store just doesn’t create itself. Plus, I’m expecting a call from someone. A very important call. A call that is going to be crucial to my company’s future.

BRIAN: You mind telling me who’s gonna call you?

STEFFI: Sorry, hubby. I can’t share that info with you.

BRIAN: Oh. Well, I’ll be at the park....shootin’ hoops.

STEFFI: Sounds good.

BRIAN: I love you.

STEFFI: Yeah. I love you too.

Brian sighs and walks off. Steffi begins to type on her computer.
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At Morgan Fashions, in Randi’s Office, Randi is sitting on top of her desk. She is talking on her office phone. Danny enters and goes up to her.

RANDI: Look, I would love to talk more about me designing a dress for Adele to wear to the Grammy Awards. You have my number, so give me a call anytime. I just had a very important man come into my office, so I’m going to have to let you go. You have a good day too. Alright. Bye.

As Randi hangs up, she stands.

RANDI: Danny. Hi. What brings you by?

DANNY: Well, I was going to wait till tomorrow to tell you this. However, I don’t think what I’m about to tell you can wait any longer.

RANDI: Okay. You’re worrying me. What’s up?

DANNY: Randi, I saw your sales. They’re in the toilet. This company is hemorrhaging money. If things don’t start looking up, I’ll have no choice but to pull my investment from Morgan Fashions.
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Back at Max and Emma’s Loft, in the Living Room, Max and Emma are now sitting on the couch. The two are splitting an ice cream sundae.

EMMA: You were right. This was the right way to celebrate.

MAX: When are you going to notice that I’m always right?

EMMA: (laughs) Let's not push it now.

MAX: I am so glad that we moved here.

EMMA: Me too. Things are working out for us.

MAX: Yes. Yes, they are.

EMMA: Plus, it is nice to no longer live in my parent’s home.

MAX: True that. And, I have to say, I don’t miss our old life at all.

EMMA: (laughs) I don’t either. Plus, I wouldn’t wanna be any place that doesn’t make you happy. I love you so much.

MAX: I love you too.

Emma and Max put the ice cream down and begin to kiss one another passionately. They then fall on the couch and begin to make love.
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Back at Morgan Fashions, Randi goes up to her office door and shuts it. She then turns around and goes back up to Danny.

RANDI: Danny, you can’t do that.

DANNY: If sales don’t improve, I’ll have no choice.

RANDI: Danny, I’m trying. I really am. I just hired a new designer today. She shows so much promise. Plus, I am having someone fly all the way here to be the new face of this company. You can’t pull out just as things are about to take off.

DANNY: Look, Randi, I believe in you. If I didn’t, then I wouldn’t have invested three million dollars in you so far. However, my belief is fading. You need to show me why I believed in the first place.

RANDI: I will. I promise. My company is due for another fashion show soon. And, this one, will not disappoint. I promise you that.

DANNY: It better now. Because, if it does, I’ll have to disappoint you by no longer investing money into this thing you call a company.

RANDI: I understand.

DANNY: Good. By the way, I am intrigued to see what you do.

RANDI: I’m glad you’re intrigued. (to herself) I’m nervous as hell.

DANNY: Sorry. What was that?

RANDI: (smiling) Oh. Nothing. Hey, why don’t you say we grab a coffee? We can talk shop more. We can decide your investment future.

DANNY: Sounds good to me. Let’s do it.
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Back at the Soleito Home, Tracy enters the home. Carla shuts the door.

CARLA: Sorry about the glass. The maid will get it. Let’s go into the living room.

Tracy and Carla walk into the living room.

TRACY: Well, I didn’t expect a hug but a smile would’ve been nice.

CARLA: You’re just gonna have to deal with the shocked look.

TRACY: Okay. I’ll take it.

CARLA: Tracy, I haven’t seen you in…

TRACY: 20 years.

CARLA: Exactly. So, what are you doing here?

TRACY: Well, I’m moving back to Manhattan.

CARLA: Okay. What brought you to my home first?

TRACY: Well, I think it is time that we should clear the air.
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Back at the Johnson Home, in the Living Room, Steffi is now pacing the room. She retrieves her cellphone from her back pocket, dials, and puts it to her ear.

STEFFI: (on the phone) Hi. May I speak with your boss? Thanks. Hi, it’s me. Steffi. Look, I know you haven’t heard from me in years, but I need your help. How fast can you catch a plane to Manhattan? Oh great. So, I’ll be able to see you tomorrow? That’s wonderful. Thank you so much. Alright. Talk to you later. Bye.

Then, Brian enters.

BRIAN: Hey.

STEFFI: Oh. (turning around) You’re back so soon?

BRIAN: Yeah. The court was busy today. Who was that?

STEFFI: That was the important call I was telling you about. Since this person will be on our doorstep tomorrow, I guess I better tell you who it is.

BRIAN: That’d be great.

STEFFI: I contacted somebody I used to know.

BRIAN: And who is this somebody?

STEFFI: Her name is Dinah Lee Mayberry.

The camera zooms in on Steffi’s smiling face.

***FADE OUT***
***END OF EP. 2***

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

EP 1 - Welcome Back To The Big City!

EPISODE 1

Created By: Barbara Estensen &
James Harmon Brown
Written By: Casey Hutchison
Executive Producer: Casey Hutchison

NEW DAY. MORNING.

At Morgan Fashions, in Randi’s Office, Randi is sitting at her desk. She is flipping through a binder of her past collections. She then leans back in her chair and sighs.

RANDI: (sighs) Five years...two fashion shows...zero new ideas. Gosh, I just wish someone would find me someone who is fresh and innovative.

Then, her intercom buzzes. Randi presses the GREEN button.

MARGARET: (voice over) Mrs. Hubbard, I have a Emma Jenkins who would like to see you. She’s here to interview for the co-designer position.

RANDI: Send her in!

Randi takes her hand off the intercom button.

RANDI: Let’s hope she’s the one.
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At the Manhattan Central Police Department, Jesse and Max enter the department. They walk through the department and into Jesse’s office.

JESSE: So, that is all I have to show you. Do you like the place?

MAX: I do. It has a great feeling to it.

JESSE: Good. Now, I know it isn’t what you're used to. As I understand it, you use to be an undercover agent. Is that right?

MAX: It is.

JESSE: Well, Max, I’m gonna give you a wise piece of advice. Find out how you can manage at this department. At my old department, back in Pine Valley, Pennsylvania, things were a lot smaller. I’ve had to make some adjustments. But, if I can do it, so can you.
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At a National Airport, a woman exits from the gate. She is rolling a suitcase. She then goes over to a row of seats and takes a seat.

WOMAN: Well, that was a nice trip. However, I think I’m ready to call this place home. Seems like the right fit. Time to get back into my life here. This oughta be good.

The camera pans to the woman’s face. She is revealed to be………
TRACY QUARTERMAINE!








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At the Soleito Home, in the Living Room, Carla is talking on the phone.

CARLA: Honey, did you get the money your father and I sent you? Oh. Good. I want you to spend it wisely. Thank you for promising. Are you sure you have to go? Well, alright. Hey, I love you. You have a good rest of the day...my college boy. (laughs) Bye, Marco.

Carla hangs up the phone. Danny enters.

DANNY: Hey, hon. Who was that?

CARLA: It was Marco. We just got to talking.

DANNY: About what?

CARLA: Well, I wanted to make sure he got the money we sent him. But, that isn’t the only thing that we talked about.

DANNY: What else did you discuss?

CARLA: He’s doing this parent investigation project. It is for his genealogy class. Anyway, he keeps asking me questions. Today, he asked me why we weren’t always together.

DANNY: Carla, there was a time when we weren’t too fond of one another. But, now, we’ve realized our true passion for one another.

CARLA: I know. I love you.

DANNY: I love you too.

CARLA: Now, if you thought that was scary, you’ll never believe what he asked me next. In fact, it kind of shocks me a little bit.

DANNY: What did he ask you about?

CARLA: He asked me about the well known mob activity in this family.
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At the Johnson Home, Steffi and Brian enter. They then walk into the living room. Steffi walks up to a small bar cart. She pours herself a cup of coffee. She then drinks it quickly.

BRIAN: Okay. I think you better slow down. Isn’t that like your third cup today? You know you’ve only been up since six.

STEFFI: I know that, honey. But, I need these boosts of energy. After all, we’ve had quite the busy day so far. First, we developed honeymoon photos, then we got the dry cleaners to bag my wedding dress, and we’ve been told by a doctor that I can’t get pregnant. Isn’t today great!
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At Mercy General, Angie and Frankie step off of the elevator. They then go over to the vending machines. Angie pulls out quarters and puts them into the machine.

ANGIE: Do you want a sticky bun?

FRANKIE: Nope. I’m good, mom.

Angie’s sticky bun comes out of the vending machine. She takes it. Her and Frankie begin to walk to the main desk, to file charts.

ANGIE: Thanks for helping me get that drunk guy out of here.

FRANKIE: It was my pleasure. That’s the third time this guy has been in here in four days. I’ve tried to pump him full of fluids. I’ve tried to make him…

ANGIE: Realize he’s an alcoholic?

FRANKIE: Yes.

ANGIE: Honey, I’ve been a doctor for a very long time. Let me tell you what I’ve learned, it is best to stay out of things. Mr. Coleman will get better when he wants to. For now, our job is to make sure he stays hydrated. Now, enough about him. Tell me about you. How is the adoption process for you and Randi coming along?
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Back at the Manhattan Central Police Department, in Jesse’s Office, Jesse pours two cups of coffee. He hands one to Max and keeps one for himself.

MAX: Thank you very much.

JESSE: No problem, Max. So, now that the official part of the day is over, why don’t we get to know one another a little better?

MAX: Sounds good to me.

JESSE: You already know that work brought my wife, my child, his wife, and myself to this lovely city. However, I don’t know what brought you here.

MAX: I would say work as well. For the longest time, I had wanted to leave the undercover operations behind. And, my wife, Emma wanted to pursue her fashion career more. You can’t really do that from where we’re from.

JESSE: Where are you and your wife from?

MAX: Illinois. It isn’t exactly the fashion capitol of anything.

JESSE: Well, I wish your wife much success. And, I wish you success at this department. I hope you guys do well in life.

MAX: Thanks, Chief.

JESSE: You’re welcome.

Jesse and Max both take a drink of their coffee.
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Back at Morgan Fashions, in Randi’s Office, Randi is looking over Emma’s resume and some practice designs. Emma sits nervously across from her.

RANDI: Well, these designs are very good. They are also very modern and slick. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything quite like them.

EMMA: Thank you very much. I pride myself on my work.

RANDI: Don’t we all?

EMMA: Yes. Of course.

RANDI: I see that you studied at the New York Fashion Institute?

EMMA: That’s correct. I studied there for six years.

RANDI: Wow. Long time. You must’ve learned a lot.

EMMA: I did. It helped me almost reach my dream.

RANDI: What is your dream?

EMMA: I want to be on a season of Project Runway.

RANDI: Wow. Gosh, I just love your ambition.

EMMA: Thank you.

RANDI: Emma, can I tell you something?

EMMA: Yeah. Yes. Sure. Of course.

RANDI: You remind me a whole lot of a mentor that I used to have. Mrs. Cartwright…my mentor...she was just like you. She was fresh. Constantly on top of trends. She was everything I wanted to be. A designer like that, doesn’t come along very often. In fact, designers like Mrs. Cartwright come along once in a blue moon.

EMMA: What does all of this mean?

RANDI: It means that you remind me of Mrs. Cartwright. It means that I think of you as one of those designers. (smiling/laughing) It means you got the job.
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Back at the Johnson Home, in the Living Room, Steffi sets her mug down. She then walks over to the couch and sits. Brian sits next to her.

BRIAN: Steffi, we will get through this. It is just a small hiccup.

STEFFI: Brian, I want a child with you. I want a little baby to call our own. I just want us to be so happy and in love with a child.

BRIAN: I want that too. However, now just doesn’t seem to be the right time. I promise you this. One day, the time will come. We will have a child...no matter what.

STEFFI: I hope you’re right. I really do.

BRIAN: Come here, my love.

Steffi lays on Brian’s chest.

BRIAN: Everything will be just fine.

STEFFI: You promise?

BRIAN: Of course I do.
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Back at Mercy General, Frankie and Angie are walking down a hallway. Angie throws away her sticky bun wrapper. The two continue walking.

FRANKIE: The adoption process is going well. Randi and I are one step closer to getting a baby from Africa. We are so excited.

ANGIE: (laughs) I bet you are. I can’t wait to spoil that child.

FRANKIE: I had a feeling you were gonna say that.

ANGIE: What can I say? I love children. Gosh, it seems like only yesterday that you came into my life. I don’t know where the time has gone.

FRANKIE: It does seem like yesterday. It seems like only yesterday that God gave me the best mom on this entire planet.

ANGIE: You are too sweet. Now, let’s go see if our guy is back.

FRANKIE: (laughs) So soon?

ANGIE: Well, you never know what’s going to walk into the ER.

FRANKIE: That’s true.

Angie and Frankie walk off.
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Back at the Soleito Home, in the Living Room, Carla puts the phone back on the hook. She then walks back over to Danny.

DANNY: Does our son not know that this family isn’t involved in any mob activity anymore? Did he not get the memo?

CARLA: That’s what I keep saying to me. Ever since I became the last original Soleito family member, I’ve gotten all mob activity abolished from this home.

DANNY: I just want you to be careful. Of course you can’t reveal everything to him. Hell, you haven’t even revealed everything to me.

CARLA: I know. I just hope that he drops it.

DANNY: I do too. Look, I have a lunch meeting to run off to.

CARLA: Is the meeting for your new company?

DANNY: Yes, it is. I should be home in a couple of hours.

CARLA: Alright. I love you.

DANNY: I love you too.

Danny kisses Carla on the cheek. As he exits, Carla goes back over to the phone. She picks the phone up off the hook, dials, and puts it to her ear.

CARLA: Hi. It’s me. Look, I need you to get that shipment of cocaine to that Martinez family ASAP. The last thing I need is the Don to be mad at me.
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In a Limo, Tracy is sitting in the backseat. She is having a glass of champagne. She is also eating mini-finger sandwiches.

TRACY: (sighs) It is so nice to finally be able to make a life for myself outside of Port Charles. I just wonder what the future holds.

Then, Tracy’s driver looks in the mirror.

DRIVER: Where to, Miss?

TRACY: Take me to 4636 Willow Drive.

DRIVER: Carla Soleito’s home?

TRACY: That’s right.

Tracy sits back. The camera zooms in on her smiling face.

***FADE OUT***
***END OF EP. 1***