Melrose Place: "The Bitch Is Back"
Melrose Place. The boring boring wedding planner is looking at boring stupid Jane's boring design of Allison's boring wedding dress. Not even Courtney Thorne-Smith cares. Billy's pants are embarrassingly over-pleated. The wedding planner doesn't say anything about them, but she does turn up her nose at Jane's design, and she's really not wrong, because for a designer, Jane has really awful, awful taste. I can't see her ankles in this scene, but I would bet money her pants are pegged.
And I don't know why Billy and Allison aren't at work, because Amanda is over at D&D, pacing and waiting to get called into the meeting where she has to apologize to the President and CEO of Models Inc. who let's not pretend we don't all know is her mother. Anyway, Amanda is finally called in and in she goes and I must admit that I love how all of Linda Gray's hair is brushed right into her wrinkly face and she's filmed with a fuzzy filter. "Amanda!" Linda Gray chirps. "Hello. MOTHER," Amanda says, like she just swallowed an entire lemon.
After the commercial break, Amanda and Linda Gray walk out of the building together. There is a lot of leg in this shot, I have to say. Anyway, Linda Gray is sorry that Amanda had to apologize in front of her supervisors. Amanda mutters that Tony Marchette was the only superior there: "The other two were just there to up the humiliation factor." Linda Gray didn't think Amanda seemed humiliated at all: "You handled yourself quite well." Amanda sarcastically comments, "That means so much coming from you." To this, Linda Gray responds all conversationally, "So, you know where I was all these years?" But Amanda is not having it: "Daddy told me. All I wanted to do was make sure I had nothing to do with you." Linda Gray chirps that "happily, business has a way of bringing people together!" Amanda rolls her eyes. And Linda Gray starts slagging off Dad Woodward, and Amanda shortly tells her never, never to speak ill of her father: "You lost that right when you walked out on us. UNDERSTAND?" Linda Gray is moderately chastened, and says that she does, but she also points out that she can't make up for the lost time: "I wish we could leave it in the past." Amanda sharply tells her that "some things are permanent, MOTHER. They won't go away no matter how hard you try." So Linda Gray launches into some sob story about the day she left poor little twelve-year-old Amanda forever. "I thought I would die at the thought of leaving you," she says. "Well, you managed to, didn't you?" Amanda asks. Cue the staring. "There are things that you don't know!" Linda Gray sobs. But Amanda doesn't care. "Good NIGHT," she huffs, and storms off. Poor Amanda. As if she didn't have enough problems without her mother stirring shit up for her.