I’m really glad you came to see me. When I got Robyn’s call that you were back in town, I wanted to see for myself how you’re holding up. (Lena)
Not too well, I’m afraid. (Deirdre)
Have you considered talking to someone about what happened? (Lena)
I've talked to Robyn mostly. She knows all about Walter tracking me down and forcing me to come back to town. And I've spoken to an attorney, who is helping me obtain a protective order to keep him away from Alyssa and me. (Deirdre)
It's good that you're getting help with the legal stuff, but I was referring to the assault. (Lena)
Who would I talk to? (Deirdre)
No, I don’t belong there. I’m not a “victim”, I’m a fool. Those women are survivors of actual attacks, and they weren’t to blame for what happened to them. What happened to me was my fault. (Deirdre)
I’m so sorry you feel that way. (Lena)
A few months ago, I read about a woman who was raped by two men in a park. After the attack, she kept asking, “Why me?” I’ve never asked myself, “Why me?” I know why. Instead, I ask myself why did I go to him? Why did I have to care so much whether he lived or died? Why do I still care now? (Deirdre)
Yes, but don’t worry, I won’t go back to him. I know we can't be together. It hurts to look at Alyssa and know that we will never be the family I once dreamed of having with him. (Deirdre)
That has to be hard. Being a single parent has its challenges, so if there’s ever anything I can do to help with the baby or anything else, just let me know.
Actually, if you wouldn’t mind, I have to meet someone later today. I was planning to take her with me, but she’s safer here with you in case Walter does something stupid. (Deirdre)
It would be my pleasure. I remember when my girls were this size. That was a while ago. As much as I love watching them grow up, I do occasionally miss their baby stage.
LATER at the offices of Gordon & Webb
He hired John Lomax. That guy lost his moral compass a long time ago. It’s a wonder he still finds his way to and from the courthouse without getting lost. Putting Lomax on his payroll is a sign that he intends to fight. (Claudette)
So, now what? (Deirdre)
I’m prepping for the likelihood of a paternity suit. Once paternity is established, he will no doubt petition for custody and visitation. We really don’t have enough to get a permanent restraining order right now, so things could get ugly once the temporary order runs out. Have you taken my previous advice into consideration? (Claudette)
Deirdre asked Robyn for Kevin's contact info following her first meeting with Claudette. She invited him to meet her at Tsushinami.
Hi, I’m Chikao, and it's my pleasure to serve you today. Have you dined at Tsushinami before? (Chikao)
Deirdre nods yes, but Kevin says, "No."
Okay, I’ll be right back with those drinks. (Chikao)
When Chikao returns with the drinks, he tells them about the lunch specials and takes their orders. Deirdre orders a sushi bento box from the specials menu and Kevin orders the sushi sampler.
Great, actually. I finished tightening up the security at Robyn’s club, and I now have two other jobs in the works. Speaking of Robyn, she mentioned that you’re a pretty talented singer. (Kevin)
Yeah, well I'm taking a little break for personal reasons, but I’m planning to get back to singing real soon. (Deirdre)
Yep, I was there negotiating a contract with PS Records. (Deirdre)
Chikao returns with their food.
Deirdre and Kevin both say no.
Alright, I'll be back to check on you in a bit. Enjoy your meal. (Chikao)
I wasn't expecting to need your help again so soon. (Deirdre, laughs)
You said on the phone that you had a proposition for me. (Kevin)
Really? To do what? (Kevin)
Meanwhile, Walter's at work, though no one could accuse him of actually getting any work done. He just hung up the phone with his lawyer when his secretary buzzes to inform him that Edith is on her way in to see him.
How long did you think you could continue to screw up before word got back to me? (Edith)
I don’t know what you’ve heard, but your spies are exaggerating. I have everything under control. (Walter)
Disappearing for days at a time, losing two of our biggest clients, and showing up to a board meeting high on whatever the hell it is you’re taking is not what I would consider “under control.” And then today I get a call that you’ve retained John Lomax. What kind of trouble are you in now? (Edith)
You know, most people sort through their personal issues without lawyers, lawsuits, and large sums of hush money. I swear if this is like the last time…(Edith)
And why on earth would I want to do that? (Edith)
I thought maybe you'd want to get to know your grandchild. (Walter)
There she is. Isn’t she beautiful? She looks just like her mother. (Walter)
Who, according to my sources, has filed for a restraining order against you. (Edith)
A misunderstanding, Mother! I never meant to hurt her. I just… (Walter, snaps)
Oh for goodness sake, spare me the sordid details! (Edith)
I'm warning you; if you think I’m about to let you run this company in the ground because you’re pussy whipped and can’t handle rejection, then you’ve lost what little mind you had left.
Now pull yourself together, or I'll have you thrown into a padded cell at Hillendale. (Edith)
And on that note, Edith exits Walter's office. She's hesitant to get tangled up in Walter's legal drama, but she's determined to have access to her first grandchild.
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