James: How did you find out? Charles: I got an anonymous phone call. The caller seemed to know quite a lot. James: Was it a man or a woman? Charles: Man. Does it matter? James: I thought it might have been Mary. Charles: That little blonde? What's she got to do with this? James: I had to tell her. She guessed and I had to tell. She left me. Charles: Good. Now you can find someone more suitable.
James: You're as bad as you always were. Don't you get it? I love Mary. Charles: You're young. You don't know anything about love. Just have some fun with girls like her, but don't start thinking you love them. When it's time to get married, you can find a nice girl from a good family and that's it. James: And be miserable ever after like you've been all your life? Who is she? The one you didn't get? Mother told me there was someone before her, someone you really loved. She said she would never have married you, if she had known about her. When she found out, she was already pregnant and couldn't leave, because you would have taken me away from her.
Anika: Do you hate me now? I won't blame you, if you do. I made a mistake, but your grandfather was a hard man and the world was very different those days. Kitty: How could you love him more than your own child? Anika: It's not that simple. My first marriage, the child, it was all a big mistake. I wanted to start all over again and your grandfather gave me the chance to do that. I paid for it, I hope you believe that. Kitty: Have you tried to find her later? Anika: Yes, after your grandfather died, but the detective only found out that the orphanage burned down and the archives with it.
Anika: Please don't tell your mother or Chase about this. Mary: Oh, Anika, I didn't know you're here... Did I interrupt something? Kitty: It's all right. What's the matter? Mary: Um, nothing. Kitty: Don't try any of that. I can see something isn't right. What is it? Mary: Could we talk about that later? Anika: I suppose it's something not meant for my ears. Don't worry, I was already leaving. Kitty: Grandma, we need to talk more later, but I won't say anything to anybody. Yet.
Mary: I guess I came at a bad time. She looked sad. Is she all right? Kitty: She's fine. We were just talking about the old days. Very old days. So, what's your problem? Mary: It isn't actually a problem, at least, I hope it isn't. It's just that dad got a bit angry about James. Kitty: Angry? Was there a reason for that? Mary: Well, you see, James is so set on explaining everything...
Riddick: James. James: Riddick... Um, what...? Riddick: Mary told me what happened. She's very unhappy. I don't like seeing her unhappy. James: I just wanted to talk. Riddick: Right. And you just accidentally hit a nice guy who wanted to help her?
Riddick: Tell me, is it your daddy's money? James: I don't understand. Riddick: Did he always buy you out of trouble or how come you haven't learned that all actions have consequences? Didn't your visit to hospital teach you anything? James: You've got it all wrong... Riddick: No, you've got it wrong, but I'm here to make sure you will get it right.
Riddick: Do I have your attention now? James: You're crazy! Let me go! Riddick: I could do that, but you'd fall head first to concrete. I doubt that is what you want. James: Why are you doing this?! Riddick: To make a point. If you ever go near Mary again, I'll come back and I will let you go. Do you understand? James: I understand!
Riddick: It's always nice to reach a mutual understanding. James: You just wait until my father hears about this! Riddick: I thought you were a big boy already. Go ahead, tell your daddy, but who's going to be your witness? This is a quiet back alley, there are no other windows facing this way, and if you think the guy who lives behind the dumpster saw anything, you're wrong. I gave him some money to go and get some refreshments for himself and told him to take his time. James: You... Riddick: Shut up. If you're wise, you will keep your mouth shut and forget Mary.
Kitty: Let's just hope he won't go too far. Mary: Do you think he could? Kitty: Of course he could, but I don't think he will. He's more careful nowadays. I guess it's because he's got too much to lose. Mary: Maybe I shouldn't have told him about James. Kitty: Mary, he's your father. If you can't talk to him about things like that, who then? I mean, of course you can always talk to me, but it isn't the same thing. And I think he would feel really bad, if you felt you can't talk to him.
Mary: Mom always said he's got a bad temper. Kitty: I'm sure you have noticed that he isn't like that anymore. People change, some for the better, some for the worse. Your dad has definitely changed for the better and you've got quite a lot to do with that. Mary: He still feels guilty about mom, doesn't he? Kitty: Yes. I don't think he'll ever forgive himself entirely, but he doesn't think about it that much nowadays. Mary: I wish mom was here. I mean... I didn't mean...
Kitty: I understand. You've got every right to wish that. I can never be your mother, but I hope you know I'm trying my best. Mary: I know. You're doing fine.
Late that night: Riddick: Mary, did you agree to Schizo making that phone call? Oh yes, I know about it. Mary: Are you angry? Riddick: Of course not, but don't do anything else. Let me handle it. Mary: Um, dad? I kind of did something else, or not exactly, but... Riddick: What did you do? Mary: Chase wanted to know what happened and she was so nice about it. She said she's going to arrange a little scandal with James. You know his father hates felines. Riddick: Mary... Well, I guess there's nothing we can do about it now.
Riddick: Mary, did you and James do anything...? Mary: I told you we wouldn't. Don't you trust me? Riddick: I trust you, but I had to ask. Mary: He's a jerk, but not like that guy mom dated before you. She told me all about it. Riddick: What was she thinking? Mary: That if I knew about her mistakes, I would be wiser. - I didn't know James well enough. Mom said it takes time to find out if the guy is the right one. Riddick: That's right, and you know the guy is the right one after you have said "I do." Mary: Dad!
Riddick: I'm serious. Mary: And not realistic. Mom said that kind of thinking only makes you get married too young, before you know what you're doing. - You've had a lot of girlfriends. And you and mom weren't married. Riddick: Let's not talk about that. Besides, it's different. Mary: Why? Because you're a guy? Mom said... Riddick: She said the rules are the same for everyone. I know.
Mary: Are you trying to say she was wrong? Riddick: Of course not. I just don't want you to do something you will regret later. Mary: I understand that, but you've got to trust me on this one. Riddick: I know. Mary: You know, that guy mom dated, Tom, he came to see mom when he got out of prison. Riddick: Out? How did that happen? Mary: He got paroled. Some rehabilitation crap. Riddick: Don't talk like that. Not that I disagree. You can't rehabilitate a sociopath.
Riddick: So, what happened? Mary: Tom wasn't supposed to come and see mom. It was against the terms of his parole. Mom was dating his parole officer, so I think you can fill in the rest. Riddick: Very convenient. When did the boyfriend come into picture? Before or after she learned that Tom was getting out? Mary: After. I know what you're thinking. She was really good at arranging things and she knew a lot of stuff. Riddick: So you believe her more than you believe me. I guess I'll just have to live with that.
Even later: Riddick: So, what's bothering you? I already told you James was in one piece when I left him. A bit shaken, but unharmed. Kitty: I don't care what you do with him as long as you don't get caught. Riddick: I'm so obvious suspect at the moment that not doing anything more is the only option. So, if it's not that, what is it? Kitty: Grandma. She told me something... I promised I wouldn't tell anybody, but it's so... Riddick: You know you can trust me. Tell me, I won't let her know that I know. Kitty: Mother isn't an only child after all...
Riddick: Not a feline baby? Well, well, it seems to run in the family. Is that why she was so opposed to first your mother's marriage and then ours? Kitty: I suppose so. It only brought her heartache and I guess she thought that's the only way it can be. Riddick: I think we've proven her wrong by now. You know, I could poke around a little, see what I can find. Kitty: Would you? Just don't tell anyone why you're doing it. Riddick: Of course not. Now be quiet, I think somebody's awake.
Kitty: Bea, what are you doing up at this time? Bea: I can't sleep. Mary keeps hitting me in her sleep. I think she's having nightmares. Riddick: I'll go. Bea, go to our bedroom. You can sleep in our bed with Kitty tonight. Bea: Where are you going to sleep? Riddick: Don't worry about me, I'll be fine.
Kitty: I guess it's about this business with James. And she's been thinking of her mother. Riddick: I know, we were talking about her earlier. Kitty: I heard some of that. I can't help picking up her voice. It's the pitch, you know. Mainly it was the bits about what mom said. Seems to me she said quite a lot. You haven't got a chance with your "wait until you're married" ideas. Riddick: You think I'm wrong too? Kitty: You know what I think. Riddick: Kitty, could you... keep your thoughts on the matter to yourself? Not tell her? Kitty: All right. You're her father, you deal with it. - You should go now and find out what's wrong. I'll take care of Bea.