<The Tates and Mallu are all in the living room,
waiting for Mary and the Campbells to arrive for dinner>
Jessica: I can’t believe it. Mary is back!
Chester: Yes, Mary is back and that is excellent,
but why do we need the rest of them here for dinner?
Jessica: Chester…you seem to be forgetting that
you and I are not married anymore and that technically I
don’t really have to invite you. So in other words, just sit
down and shut up.
<The audience claps and cheers. The doorbell
rings. Jessica looks at Benson>
Benson: You want me to get that?
Jessica: If you don’t mind.
<Benson goes and opens the door. Saunders is
Benson: Hello, Saunders.
Saunders: Why the heck am I here? Why was I invited
to dinner with these animals?
Benson: You’re telling me? I have to serve them. And
watch them eat…
Saunders: I feel for you, my good man.
<Saunders walks into the living room>
Jessica: Good evening, Saunders.
Saunders: I’ll be frank, Mrs. Tate…why the heck
did you invite me to dinner?
Jessica: Because Billy told us how generous you
were when you paid his bail.
Saunders: Yes, I know. But why dinner? Couldn’t
you invite me to a game of bowling or something?
Jessica: I would…but I don’t have a racket. So
come on in and enjoy yourself.
Saunders: Enjoy myself? Here? Now that’s a joke.
<The doorbell rings. Jessica looks at Benson>
Benson: I suppose you want me to get that too.
Jessica: I think so…
<Benson opens the door. Burt, Mary, Danny,
Jodie, Chuck, Bob, Wendy, Maggie, Gwen, Mike and Scotty are
Burt: We’re here!
Benson: Yes, unfortunately I can see that.
<Jessica runs over to hug Mary>
Jessica: Oh Mary, I’m so happy you’re here!
Mary: I’m happy too, Jess!
Burt: I’m happy.
Scotty: So am I.
Jodie: We’re all happy.
Benson: I’d be happy if you all left…
<The Campbells walk into the living room>
Billy: Aunt Mary, it’s so good to have you back.
Mary: I’m glad to be here…and I wouldn’t be
here if it weren’t for these two. <Points to Corinne and
Eunice> If the two of you hadn’t rescued me, I would’ve
died in that dungeon not even remembering who I am.
Corinne: It was our pleasure to save you, Aunt
Eunice: That’s right. The moment we heard your
crying, we knew we had to save you.
Mary: Oh, thank you both.
<Mary hugs Corinne and Eunice>
Dutch: So, now that the family is back and united,
Eunice and I have an announcement to make…we’re going to
try and work out our marriage with a therapist.
Chester: Oh god, no! Princess, you can do so much
better than this.
Dutch: Ha ha ha ha, that’s pretty funny, big guy!
<Dutch slaps Chester on the back and he almost
Corinne: I also have an announcement to make. As
part of my efforts to be better, I have accepted a job as a
receptionist at Daddy and Dutch’s construction company.
Jessica: That’s wonderful, Corinne.
Billy: I want to make an announcement too. I know
that I may be in a bit of trouble too, but I know that Mallu
will get me out of it.
Mallu: Of course I will. It will be a piece of
Billy: And I also want to thank Saunders for paying
my bail for me.
<Everyone claps for Saunders>
Saunders: No need for applause, please.
Danny: I also have an announcement to make!
Jessica: What is it, Danny?
Danny: Gee, I forgot…
<Gwen whispers something in Danny’s ear>
Danny: Oh yeah…as you all know, I have been
keeping an eye on Gwen, and…we’ve fallen in love.
Burt: I want to announce something too…as you all
know, Mary has been diagnosed with Leukemia. She’s in
remission now, but she needs a bone marrow transplant. So we
need all of you to go down to the hospital and get tested.
Jessica: We’ll all go first thing tomorrow
<Everyone nods in agreement>
Bob: I also want to make an announcement.
Jessica: You do?
Bob: Well, no not really. I just wanted to get all
of your attention.
Burt: Hey, why don’t we all have a toast for
everyone that we’re honoring?
Jessica: That’s an excellent idea. Benson, will
you get everyone a glass of Champaign?
Benson: Oh, okay…
<Benson leaves and comes back with glasses for
Jessica: Okay everyone. Here’s to Mary’s return
and to the rest of the family. May we all be happy and healthy
for a long, long time!
Everyone: Here here!
Scotty: I also have an announcement for those of
you who don’t know yet. But it’s a surprise, so I’ll
tell you all later.
Jessica: Okay, Scotty. So until dinner is served,
<Corinne walks up to Dutch>
Corinne: Dutch, I hope you don’t mind me working
for you and Daddy.
Dutch: Of course not. You need the money and we
could use the help.
Corinne: It won’t be awkward for you working with
Dutch: Of course not. We’re friends, right?
Corinne: Yes, we are.
Dutch: So it’s settled. See you tomorrow at work,
<The doorbell rings. Benson opens it. It’s
Leslie, who’s now in a wheelchair>
Benson: I’m sorry. There’s no admittance to
Leslie: Don’t tell me what to do!
<Leslie wheels her wheelchair into the living
Billy: Leslie, what are you doing here?
Leslie: I just wanted to let you all know that
I’m suing Billy for attempted murder and that he, as well as
all of you, will suffer!
Billy: Leslie, just stop this and tell everyone the
Leslie: You will all suffer! Suffer! Suffer!!
Danny: I think she means that we will all suffer…
Leslie: Enjoy your party while you can! You won’t
be happy for long!
Bob: I like her.
<The doorbell rings again. Jessica looks at
Benson: Now, you don’t want me to get that.
Jessica: Yes I do.
Benson: You sure?
Jessica: I’m pretty sure.
<Benson opens the door. It’s Carol>
Benson: Not another psychopath.
Scotty: No need to get rid of her, Benson. I
<Carol walks in>
Mary: Carol…what are you doing here?
Carol: It’s nice to see you again, Mary.
Mary: But why are you here?
Wendy: Yes mother, why are you here? This is a
Scotty: And that’s exactly why she’s here. I
Scotty: That’s my surprise, mom. Carol and I
Mary: Oh god…
Scotty: Aren’t you happy that I’m with someone?
Mary: But…with her?
Carol: I know you don’t like me, Mary. But I
assure you that I’ve changed.
Jodie: Yeah right…
Carol: Believe it, Jodie. I have changed. And most
of all I want to be with you, Wendy. And I will do everything
in my power to make you believe in me.
Mary: So, in that case…we have no choice but to
invite you in.
Jodie: Ma, are you nuts?
Mary: We have no choice, Jodie. If Scotty loves
her…we have to accept her.
Scotty: Thanks, mom.
Mary: Anything for you.
<Carol takes Maggie aside>
Carol: You’re still with Jodie.
Maggie: That’s right. And I don’t intend to
break up with him.
Carol: Alright. Your time is up. I will have to do
my thing then.
Maggie: Do whatever you want. Jodie and I aren’t
afraid of you and your little schemes.
Carol: You should…
<Carol walks away and dials a number on her
Carol: It’s me…she refuses to co-operate. You
will have to go ahead with the plan…thanks.
<Carol hangs up and Scotty walks up to her>
Scotty: There you are. I wondered where you were.
Carol: I was right here. Listen, what about Mike
and Wendy? They’re still together.
Scotty: Not for long. I will do my thing and you do
Carol: I knew I could count on you. And when all is
over, you, Wendy and I will go away and be together forever.
<Carol and Scotty kiss. Scene changes to Mary
who is meeting Mike>
Mary: It’s so nice to meet you, Mike.
Wendy: Mike is a computer programmer, grandma.
Mary: That is really nice.
Mike: Actually I’m still studying, but I will be
Mary: Sounds exciting.
Mike: Why don’t I go get us all some more drinks?
<Mike walks away>
Mary: He’s such a nice young man, Wendy.
Wendy: I’m very happy with him, grandma.
Mary: That’s great…Wow, I can’t believe my
little Wendy is all grown up.
Wendy: I’m so happy to have you back.
<Wendy and Mary hug>
Mary: Wow, I feel so faint all of a sudden…
Wendy: Would you like to sit down?
Mary: No, I…
<All of a sudden, Mary faints>
Wendy: Oh my god, grandma!
<Everyone rushes to where Mary has fainted>
Burt: Call an ambulance, quickly.
<Freeze frame on Mary,
lying on the ground>