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: [In his parent's home in Hong Kong
] Welcome to Casa East! Tracy Gaylian
: Charming. Brandon Walsh
: In a very adult's only way. I'll be sure to rectify that.
[Jumps on te sofa with his shoes on
] Jim Walsh
: I'm sure your mother would be very happy to hear that! Brandon Walsh
: Of course she would.
: [about the Walshes being on three different continents
] We couldn't be more spread out if we tried.
: So papa Walsh, I came 7100 miles for a little wisdom. You better make it good. Jim Walsh
: Don't ask what's in the birds' nest soup and find something you love doing and the rest will fall into place.
: I don't know how I managed to raise two kids who are so different. Brandon Walsh
: Maybe Brenda and I are not so different. Jim Walsh
: Believe me, you're different. I look at you and... I'm so proud at what you accomplished. You're bright, talented, and now you're on the college task force on education, people will finally start to look up at you. You're gonna be quite a force to be reckoned with, Brandon. Brandon Walsh
: Listen, Dad... I appreciate the confidence you have in me and everything and I know this is probably the last thing you need on your plate right now, but... Jim Walsh
: What's wrong? Brandon Walsh
: There's a guy at school named Josh Richland. He's a junior and he writes for the newspaper and... uh... he's been doing a little digging about me. For the past several weeks he's been following me around campus, to and from home... more or less stalking me by trying to find any dirt to write about. Jim Walsh
: So? What skeletons could he possibly find in your closet? Brandon Walsh
: The female kind. Jim Walsh
: What's wrong with that? You're 19, you're single. Brandon Walsh
: And she's 26, and married. Jim Walsh
: I see. Brandon Walsh
: Actually, if you want to get technical about it, she got divorced. But that's not the worst about it. Jim Walsh
: Okay, go ahead and hit me. Nothing could shock me now. Brandon Walsh
: She's on the faculty. Jim Walsh
: I'm shocked.
: Is this affair with you and this married woman still going on? Brandon Walsh
: No. And she's leaving the school, but it could get pretty ugly. You know how it might look: "Student has affair with married female professor to get ahead in the university social club." I just thought you wanted to hear it from me first before the story comes out tomorrow in the Condor, and my political career comes to a grinding halt. Jim Walsh
: Well, I've got to hand it to you, Brandon. I didn't think anything could possibly take my mind off Brenda this afternoon, but... you did it.
: So what's Steve's dad like? Brandon Walsh
: I only met him a couple of times; he's like Steve only he's got killer instinct. Jim Walsh
: Well, Steve hasn't matured yet!
: I don't get it, Dad. I thought you stopped handling Dylan's finances a long time ago. Jim Walsh
: I did, but until Dylan completes the paperwork, I still have to sign off any transaction involving his house. Cindy Walsh
: So, if this is just a formality, why don't you just sign the piece of paper and let us get on the road? Jim Walsh
: Because it's bugging me. I mean, with all of his assets... why would Dylan take an equity line on his own house? Brandon Walsh
: Maybe because he's spending his money like there's no tomorrow. Cindy Walsh
: Is he still bitter about you and Kelly? Brandon Walsh
] It wouldn't surprise me. But I hear that he's with a different girl pretty much every night. Jim Walsh
: Still... this doesn't make any sense. I mean, you don't want to take a mortgage on your own home unless you really have to.
[Valerie, looking a little wary through all this, finally takes a breath to speak
] Valerie Malone
: [firm tone
] Then obviously he has to! Why are you all so blind? Dylan's so desperate for money that he's willing to mortgage his own house to finance this Peach Pit expansion. Brandon Walsh
: Valerie, Dylan's a millionaire. Valerie Malone
: No, he's not. Not anymore. Brandon Walsh
: How do you know? Valerie Malone
: I just know. The truth is... Dylan's broke.
: I've been made aware of your monetary situation. Dylan McKay
: [feigning ignorance
] What situation? Jim Walsh
: Come on, Dylan. No more games or lies. I just want to talk. Dylan McKay
: Yeah, well... I don't want to talk to you and I especially don't want to talk about my "monetary situation". You fired me as your client, remember? You're not my financial adviser anymore. You aren't anything. Jim Walsh
: Come on, don't be this way. I want to help. Dylan McKay
: I don't want your help! I want you to leave me alone! Nat Bussichio
: Dylan! Jim told me that you're broke. Suzanne and Kevin really did swindle you out of everything. Jim Walsh
: [to Dylan
] When you applied for that line of credit the other day on your mortgage, the bank contacted me and I did a little investigating. I'm sorry. Dylan... I am so sorry. I-I had no idea. I've been racking my brain all morning trying to come up with a solution for you. Dylan McKay
: Well, you can rest your brain 'cause there is no solution. My money's all gone. You and I can't do anything about it now. It's done. It's over. Jim Walsh
: You don't have any leads as to where Kevin and Suzanne might be hiding? Dylan McKay
: No, I do not have any leads to where Kevin and Suzanne are hiding. For all I know, they skipped off this planet with every cent of my money. They played me for a fool. They set this whole thing up perfectly. You happy now? Jim Walsh
: Dylan, this doesn't make me happy. Dylan McKay
: Oh, I think it does. I think you can't wait to tell me "I told you so" about Kevin and Suzanne and their business venture. I'll bet you can't wait to tell me that I got everything that I deserved, everything that was coming to me. You can't wait to tell me that you were right and I was wrong about Kevin and Suzanne. That your original suspicions about Suzanne were correct. So, why don't you skip everything else and just say it... and get out of my face! I don't want to talk about how I was played like a violin by two natural-born con artists who I trusted like my own family! I didn't want to talk then, and I don't want to talk about it now! Jim Walsh
: [walks out; angry and sarcastic
] I'm so glad I cancelled a trip with my wife for this!
: Dylan, come in. Got some good news? Dylan McKay
: Not exactly, no. Jim Walsh
: What's the matter? Dylan McKay
: Well, Kevin and I have been discussing the situation and I sort of made up my mind... well, we made up our minds that we'd like to fund the project ourselves. Jim Walsh
: What do you mean "ourselves"? Dylan McKay
: I mean Kevin and I. Jim Walsh
: You mean Kevin's brains and your money? Dylan McKay
: Listen, Jim, we appreciate everything you've done for us and we think it's really a hell of a deal. It's just not what we're looking for right now. Jim Walsh
: Wait a minute. You come into my house on a Sunday with a hair-brained scheme like this? Where the hell is Kevin? What are you, the millionaire messenger boy? Dylan McKay
: Okay, I knew you'd be a little angry. Jim Walsh
: Angry? This is a professional embarrassment! Yeah, I'm angry. Listen... Dylan, you may not belive this, you may not even understand this right now, but you have no idea how this game is played. Dylan McKay
: What is to understand? I mean, your own firm told me what a great investment this is. I've seen the figures. I'm not stupid. Jim Walsh
: Yeah, but those figures have contingencies built into them. Big contingencies. You don't have that kind of capital. You don't have letters of credit. You don't have relationships with banks. What are you thinking about? Dylan McKay
: I just wish you woundn't take this so personally. Jim Walsh
: Well, how else am I supposed to take it? You sat in that room yesterday in good faith! If something goes wrong, you could lose a lot of money! Dylan McKay
: I'm looking out for my family! Kevin and Suzanne are my family now! There are no guarantees, you know that. That's my money in there! If you can't... Jim Walsh
: Hold it right there. Every time I give you advice you don't like, you threaten to fire me, but not this time. This time, I'm firing you. As of 9:00 a.m. tomorrow morning, you can walk into any bank and do whatever you damn well please with your money, because you are no longer my client! You're on your own! Dylan McKay
: Well, it's about time!
: It's only for the summer! Cindy Walsh
: Well okay! Brenda Walsh
: Roy has a lot of faith in me. I wouldn't want to let him down. Cindy Walsh
: We have a lot of faith in you too! Jim Walsh
: Sure we do!
: Get together you two, I know a good photo opportunity when I see one! Jim Walsh
: My daughter, the career criminal!
: Raisins are nature's candy. Brandon Walsh
: I can't believe you just said that! You don't even like raisins!
: How did you get here?
[Brenda has awakened him and he is surprised to see her
] Brenda Walsh
: I walked. Now can you please get your stuff out of my room. Jim Walsh
: [Jim and Cindy enter his room
] Brenda? Brenda Walsh
[Still sitting at the foot of Brandon's bed
] Jim Walsh
: What are you doing here?
] Cindy Walsh
: Your supposed to be in school! Jim Walsh
: In Minnesota! Brenda Walsh
: [Looking nervously at her parents
] I dropped out.
: Aside from that Mrs. Lincoln; how did you enjoy the play?
: Has it occurred to anybody that nobody has even bothered to prove that Donna was drunk? Maybe she had a virus; if this was a real courtroom someone would have to ask that question. Jim Walsh
: If her parents don't appeal; no one is going to be able to ask any questions.
: Somebody has to stand up for Donna, dad. Jim Walsh
: Just do me a favor; don't get yourself arrested.
[Brandon has doubts about making the school basketball team
] Jim Walsh
: You read Bobby Knight's book. Kelly Taylor
: [aside, to Brenda
] Bobby who?
: Steve's not going to the play? Brenda Walsh
: I offered, he declined!
: Hello. Brenda Walsh
: Mom it's me. Cindy Walsh
: Hi Brenda. Brenda Walsh
: Sorry to call so late. Cindy Walsh
: What's wrong? Brenda Walsh
: Brandon was in a car accident tonight, but he's okay. Cindy Walsh
: Brandon was in a car accident. Jim Walsh
: Brenda what happened? Brenda Walsh
: He was driving alone so I don't really know, but he's allright. Jim Walsh
: Where's Brandon now honey? Brenda... Brenda? Brenda Walsh
: He's in jail daddy, they arrested him for drunk driving, I'm really sorry dad.
: Mid-life... Now What? If you make one crack about it, I'll give your mustang to Brenda!
: This is what's driving me crazy, what I feel most is this gigantic sense of relief. Jim Walsh
: Why? Cindy Walsh
: Because it's not Brandon, it could have been just as easily.
: Tell me more about Tony Miller! Brenda Walsh
: What's there to tell dad; he's a guy, he's a jock, he asked!
: Have you ever heard of someone called Jack McKay?
[both Jim and Cindy glare at Valerie
] Jim Walsh
: Why do you ask? Valerie Malone
: [thinking fast
] Well... uh, no reason really. A professor mentioned his name in a class on business and ethics that I might be auditing. Jim Walsh
: Well, he was a textbook case all right. Cindy Walsh
: Jim. Jim Walsh
: Well, what do you want me to say? He was a businessman. He made a fortune. Lost a fortune. Lost his life when one of his "partners" planted a bomb under his car. In short, he was a crook. Valerie Malone
: [fasinated, but continues to maintain her innocent charade
] Wow. Uh... I mean, that's terrible. Cindy Walsh
: Was terrible. We got to know Jack at the end because Brenda used to go out with his son. Valerie Malone
: Wait, you mean that Dylan McKay's related to Jack McKay? Jim Walsh
: You met Dylan? Valerie Malone
: No, not really. I just caught a glimpse of him last... Jim Walsh
: Good. Keep it that way. Stay away from that punk at all costs. Cindy Walsh
: Jim! Jim Walsh
: I'm sorry, but that kid has given our family enough grief to last a lifetime. Valerie Malone
: Please, don't get angry at me, Jim. I'm sorry I brought it up. Jim Walsh
: That's okay. Just don't mention him again. Valerie Malone
: [crossing her fingers under the table; smirks
] I woun't. I promise.
: [after hearing the company is giving Jim a huge promotion
] Jim that's great! Jim Walsh
: There is a catch! Brandon Walsh
: Move back to Minnesota? Jim Walsh
: Not Minnesota... Hong Kong!
[Cindy and Brandon look bewildered
: [after Valerie explains that she's traveling to Buffalo to visit her friend; scoffs
] Never a dull moment. Brandon Walsh
: [to Jim
] Do you want me to go upstairs and see what's really going on, Dad? Jim Walsh
: No, because I really don't care anymore. Cindy Walsh
: Well, I still do. Why would Valerie lie? Jim Walsh
: Because she has no shame. Kelly Taylor
: [to the Walshs
] I told you so.
: I still can't believe it. Val's moving into a hotel suite. What sort of person moves into a luxury hotel? Jim Walsh
: Oh, you know the types: Howard Hughes, Heidi Fleiss... Jack McKay. Eccentric types with fast money and... questionable values. Cindy Walsh
: Can't you talk to her? Convince her to stay? Jim Walsh
: What's the point? Valerie Malone doesn't understand the moral value of... anything.
: [about Brenda's impending lumpectomy
] It's probably noting. It could just be an ingrown hair. Brenda Walsh
: An ingrown hair? On my left breast? That's exactly the kind of response that I'd expect from Brandon. Brandon Walsh
: Response about what? Brenda Walsh
: Brenda, we are not judging you. We just want you to be honest with us. Tell us what is going on with you. Brenda Walsh
: All right. For a brief while I thought I was pregnant. That's why I bought this home pregnancy test. My period was late so I bought this on a hunch that I might be pregnant. But I'm not pregnant because I really was just late and everything is fine now. Jim Walsh
] Well... did you do something that made you think that you were pregnant? Brenda Walsh
: You mean, did I have sex? Jim Walsh
: Yes... something like that. Brenda Walsh
: Yes, of course.
: Speaking of people doing stupid things; would you mind keeping an eye on Valerie and the incense burning? Brandon Walsh
] Jim Walsh
: Look, I can help you manage your finances, that's what I do very well. But if you keep putting this off, two things will happen. You will be flat broke and you will be in a lot of pain. If you don't take care of this right now, the courts will step in and when that happens, all hell will break loose. And frankly, I think you have a moral responsibility here as well. Do you have any idea how really serious this is? Dylan McKay
: Yeah, I guess I do. Jim Walsh
: Okay. Do you know what you have to do, Dylan? You get on a plane, you go to Hawaii, you make peace with your mother once and for all by telling her what's going on with you. Dylan McKay
: I wish it were that simple, but you don't understand my mother. Jim Walsh
: Yes, but I do understand a desperate situation when I see one. Dylan McKay
: You still don't get it? I said, you DON'T understand my mother! All my life... she threw money at me and called it love. I didn't ask for love, but to ask for money? Jim Walsh
: If you don't, you'll be asking for a lot worse.
: Your having a slumber party? I thought you gave those up in junior high. Brenda Walsh
: It is not a slumber party. It's an evening of female bonding, right Mom? Cindy Walsh
: Sounds good to me.
] Jim Walsh
: Hi, honey. Can you fix me a mug to go? Cindy Walsh
: You're setting a good example. Jim Walsh
: Sorry, but I have a staff meeting at the office in about five minutes. Brenda Walsh
: Don't forget about tonight. You're going to stay upstairs, right? Jim Walsh
: Oh yeah, right, the slumber party. Didn't you give those things up in junior high?
: [In Brenda's room
] I hope Brandon remembers to meet us at the airport. Cindy Walsh
, Jim Walsh
: [Look at each other
] We better call him!
[Kelly and Walsh family are watching "It's a Wonderful Life" on TV
] Kelly Taylor
: Wow, Cary Grant is so amazing. Jim Walsh
: Yes... only that it's James Stewart.
: What's with you? Brandon Walsh
: Job burnout. Jim Walsh
: After one week? Brandon Walsh
: It's the toughest job I've ever had, Dad. Jim Walsh
: Spending all day at the beach doesn't sound all that difficult. Brandon Walsh
: But you have no idea what my day is like, being a cabanna boy. I'm the first one there in the morning. I'm practically the last one to leave at night. And I'm so busy all day that the only way I know that I'm at the beach is because my shoes are full of sand. Jim Walsh
: Well, there's no free lunch, Brandon. You get what you pay for in this world. Brandon Walsh
: Ah, but you see, if you were to pay for... oh, let's say half of what the car I'm planning to buy costs, I could quit and actually pretend that it's summer. Jim Walsh
: Have a nice day, Brandon.
: [seeing Brenda and Dylan by the showers kissing
] You tried to keep me from seeing this.
] Jim Walsh
: I guess the surprise is on us.