That's a Hopeful Color.

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Olivia tries to tell Natalia how she feels, Jeffrey and Reva fight and Mallet gets a baby.

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Marina and Shayne are helping Jeffrey and Reva decorate the nursery. They talk about Marina's breasts and then Shayne and Marina leave to get more tape for the walls. Jeffrey worries about the paint colors. Reva brings up her demise again and ruins the moment. He gets annoyed and throws the paint at the wall. "Enough," he declares. She's confused. He needs to know if she plans to be there for their child. She can't answer and claims she is only being realistic. "If you were into being realistic, we wouldn't be here in the first place," he says. He accuses her of giving up. "I never stop fighting," she claims. He walks out.


Marina and Shayne run into Josh outside. They try to rope him into painting. He doesn't think that's an ex-husband's job. When they get back to Cross Creek, they find Reva sitting on the floor. She explains what happened with Jeffrey. Shayne wants to run off and clobber him but his mother forbids it. Marina tries to be reassuring. Reva cries. They paint and bicker until Dr. Colin McCabe walks in. Reva's thrilled to see him and introduces him around. They send Shayne and Marina away to get the ladder and she convinces the doctor to paint. He laughs about the horrible color. She tells him about her fight with Jeffrey. "I don't want to die," she cries. He won't let her die.


Marina and Shayne sit in the living room. She sorts through stuffed animals and asks him if he wishes he had a kid. He can't imagine anything worse for his life right now. A package comes for him from Dinah. He doesn't want it until he sees it's from Bosnia. When he opens it, he finds Lara's music box inside and tells the story of when she got it. Having it with them in Sarajevo made them feel better.


At home, Olivia tries to calm Nat's fears that God hates her. Nat's sure that Frank hates her too and imagines that God will strike her with lightning. She feels like a hypocrite. "If that's a sin, I'm in a lot of trouble," Olivia says. Nat thinks she's the most honest person she knows. Olivia admits she hasn't been truthful with her lately... maybe if she had been, she never would have been with Frank. She has Nat sit down so she can explain. This has been a year she never expected to have and it's been full of unexpected things. Gus gave her a greater gift than his heart, he gave her Natalia. Nat imagines she is trying to cheer her up. Olivia cries. Before she can confess what she's really trying to say, Jeffrey knocks on the door and interrupts. He comes in looking for Olivia. They sit at the kitchen table and he tells them about his fight with Reva. Olivia thinks he's been a fool. He admits it. Josh arrives with some joint compound and Nat offers to cook dinner for everyone. Olivia tells her there is nothing in the fridge. Nat decides they should all go out.


They go out to a bar and start playing pool. Olivia offers to 'break the balls' and starts the betting. Nat and Olivia easily beat the men and take their money.


When Natalia and Olivia get home, they laugh about their night out. Olivia hopes she can get to see all these different sides of Nat. Before she can return to what she was trying to tell her earlier, Emma rushes in with the newspaper. She shows her the picture of Phillip and asks when she can see him.


Jeffrey returns to Cross Creek. The nursery is finished. He apologizes to Reva for hurting her and admits that they can't control everything. They hug and discuss where to put the crib.


Mallet and Dinah sit in a hotel room in Bosnia. He's relieved that Marina wasn't there to have the baby taken away from her. "I swear I felt like I was holding my son," he says. As they pack, she wishes she could have helped him more. He wonders what is wrong with him. "Absolutely nothing," she says. There's a knock at the door. It's the parents of the child he tried to adopt. They want to thank him. Mallet doesn't understand. They explain that they are poor and wanted to give the child a better life. "Are you trying to sell your baby?" Mallet asks. He rants at them and accuses them of feeding on people's needs. They say that they took the child off the streets and wanted to give him a home. If Mallet doesn't want him, they will drop him back on the streets. "How much do you want?" Mallet asks. They tell him, but he doesn't have enough. Dinah hands them her wedding ring. He stops her. She doesn't think he'll have another chance. They agree to the deal and leave the baby. After Mallet leaves Dinah with the child, he follows the couple. They hand him immigration papers for the child and he violently demands the ring back. After taking it, he returns to Dinah and she hands him the baby. He gives Dinah her ring back and tells her that he will never forget this. Shayne calls Dinah and asks her how she got the music box. He thanks her and asks her what's next. She wants to travel. He wishes her a safe trip.


Marina goes home. She listens to a message from Mallet saying that he is on the way home. The answering machine breaks before she can hear the rest of the message. She sits at the table and looks at sample colors for the child's room. "Yellow, that's a hopeful color," she says.


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