Episode 60, scene 6.

     Rodney has driven Allison home.

RH:  Do you have to go in right away?
AM:  Well, it is getting late.
RH:  I enjoyed our little session at the library, miss Mackenzie.  
     I thank you.  My books thank you.  My teachers thank you. 
AM:  You didn't get much studying in.
RH:  Well, the fact that I studied at all is a tribute to your influence.
     Let's do it again tomorrow night.
AM:  Well . . . 
RH:  That is unless you want me to fail.
AM:  Oh, no, no.  Wait, that's not fair.
RH:  Think of the honor that could be yours.  I graduate at the top of my
     class.  They make me valedictorian, and my whole speech is centered 
     around value of studying with Allison Mackenzie. 
AM:  [Laughs]  You're tempting me. 
     [Mood music]
RH:  Tomorrow night?
AM:  Well, all right.
     [They get out of the car.]
AM:  It looks like nobody's home.  That's strange.  
RH:  Why?
AM:  Cause my mother didn't tell me she was going out. 
RH:  Uh, Does your mother tell you everything?
AM:  No.
RH:  Come on, I'll walk you to the door.  
     Oh, now I'm doing it.
AM:  Doing what?
RH:  . . . Taking care of Allison Mackenzie.
     Sooner or later everybody . . .
AM:  Oh, no.  Don't say that.  It makes me sound like the town project,
     or something. 
RH:  Hey.  How are you doing with our feathered friends?
AM:  Oh, they're fine.  You know, this morning the first robin stopped at
     that thing. 
RH:  How does it go?  One robin doesn't make a sparrow.
AM:  You.
RH:  Seriously. 
AM:  Seriously.  I do feel serious some times.
RH:  Allison . . .
     [In the livingroom the telephone rings.]
AM:  Telephone.
RH:  Let it ring.  
     Or some cliché to that affect.
     [Allison goes in through the double doors and picks up phone.]
AM:  Hello.  Hello.  [The caller has already hung up.]
AM:  Huh.

AM:  Rodney?
RH:  I'm right here.

RH:  Well, you might as well take off your coat.  You live here.  
     Rodney.  Rodney why don't you take off your coat?
AM:  Oh, yes.  You can stay, but . . .
RH:  Must there be a but?
AM:  I know there shouldn't be.
RH:  But.  Ah.  But.  But there is one.
AM:  Yes.
RH:  Then goodnight, Allison.
     [Rodney turns to leave.]
AM:  Rodney?
RH:  Good night, Allison.  Not goodbye.
AM:  Thank you.
     [Break for commercial.]
     [Rodney walks up to Paul Hanley who has just arrived.]
AM:  [With respect]  Mr. Hanley, I presume?
PH:  You better go home Harrington.
RH:  Are you taking over, Mr. Hanley?
PH:  There has been some trouble with your father.
RH:  What happened to him?
PH:  Not a thing.
     [Rodney grabs Paul's overcoat lapels.]
RH:  For once in your life just say it straight out.  What happened?
PH:  George Anderson tried to shoot your father.
     [Rodney turns to get in his car.]
PH:  [To himself quietly]  But he didn't.
     [Rodney drives off.]

     [Paul knocks on the door.  4 times, 2 times, and 3 more times.]
     [In morse code this would be H,I,S.  As in Hanley is sick.] [Allison opens the door.] 

AM:  Mr. Hanley.
PH:  Good evening, Allison.  
AM:  I thought I heard. . .
PH:  May I come in?
     [She lets him in and closes the door.]
     You're probably wondering what I'm doing here.
AM:  Yes, what are you doing here?
PH:  Visiting.  I don't think I've been here before.
AM:  No.  I know.

PH:  Well, the Mackenzie home.
AM:  Mr. Hanley . . .
PH:  You know it's just as I pictured it.  Neat and virtuous.
AM:  Why did you come here?
PH:  To see Allison Mackenzie.
AM:  That's not why.
PH:  Allison Mackenzie.  The Mackenzie home.
AM:  You're playing games, again.
PH:  Well, Huh.  The game's afoot.  Following the spirit and on this 
     charge cry "God for Harry, England, and St. George." 
PH:  [Seriously]  The game's afoot Allison.
AM:  What game, Mr. Hanley?
     [Paul walks over to the fireplace.]
PH:  Is this Mr. Mackenzie?
AM:  Yes.
PH:  That's a Scottish name?
AM:  Yes, Mackenzie is a Scottish name.
PH:  You know Allison.  You and I are probably the only two people in 
     Peyton Place who would use the correct word, Scottish. 
     Everyone else would say Scotch.
AM:  Is it really so important?
PH:  [Paul wraps himself in the drapes]  There is trouble in the glen.
AM:  Please stop it, Mr. Hanley.
PH:  [Seriously]  You know, Allison there really is trouble in the 
AM:  Can I help you?
PH:  You would like that, wouldn't you?  To reach out?  Oh, you are the 
     lady with the lamp, a spiritual florence nightengale of Peyton 
     Place.  A woman in white. 

AM:  No.  I'm not.  I'm . . . 
PH:  Human?
AM:  Yes. 
PH:  Vulnerable?
AM:  Yes.
PH:  But always virtuous, always incorruptable.  Above and beyond.
     In a word, Allison, good.
AM:  And what are you?

PH:  Do you know the story of Billy Budd?  All right, the class will now 
     come to order while I tell you Herman Melville's story of 
      Billy Budd,

          A handsome, pure-minded sailor whom the evil Mr. 
          Claggart set out to destroy.  Claggart set out to corrupt 
          Billy Budd in order to prove that there was no such thing 
          as incorruptable virtue, that all men, that everything 
          could be corrupted.  Claggart's purpose was to shatter 
          Billy Budd's innocence.  Well, he succeded.  Mr. Claggart 
          destroyed Billy Budd.  And he destroyed himself. 

PH:  [Seriously]  Allison, Elliot Carson is in the hospital.  He's been 
     shot by George Anderson. 
PH:  Your mother's in the hospital, now.  If you like, I'll take you 
RH:  Perhaps, that's what I really came here to do. 

     [Allison picks up her coat and they leave together as the scene 
     [The Mackenzie house is apparently the only house in Peyton Place 
     which has double doors at the front entrance.] 

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