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Femme, mère et médecin

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TEASER


FADE IN:


EXT. TELEGRAPH OFFICE - DAY ONE 1

COLLEEN and BECKY come out of the telegraph office. Colleen's
clutching an unopened letter.

BECKY
Open it.

COLLEEN
I can't.

BECKY
Sure ya can.

COLLEEN
I'm so nervous...

BECKY
Let's just see what it says.

Colleen looks around, makes sure no one's watching. Starts to
open it. Becky gives her an encouraging smile, but she's
nervous herself, dying of curiosity.

BECKY
Go on.

Colleen opens the letter and scans it. Then she jumps in the
air and screams. Becky screams. They hug each other and laugh
and scream all at once.


EXT. HOMESTEAD - DAY ONE 2

BRIAN and SULLY are sitting on the porch, playing checkers.
MIKE holds KATIE in her lap while she's shelling peas.

COLLEEN (O.S.)
Ma! Brian! Sully!

They look up as Colleen comes flying toward them holding the
letter.

COLLEEN
Colorado Seminary College. I got
accepted!

Mike, Sully and Brian react with joy, rush over to hug her.

MIKE
That's wonderful!

(CONTINUED)


2.


CONTINUED: 2

BRIAN
I knew they'd take you.

SULLY
Congratulations!

COLLEEN
I still can't believe it. I keep
reading this over and over.

Brian takes the letter from her and reads it to himself.

MIKE
This is going to be the most
exciting time for you, Colleen.
You're going to meet bright young
people from all over... We'll
have to find you a place to live.

COLLEEN
They sent a list of rooming houses
near the college.

BRIAN
Hey, you gotta be in Denver next
week.

SULLY
That soon?

Colleen takes the letter back and reads aloud.

COLLEEN
"Please arrive on the fourteenth
to complete matriculation.
Classes begin the seventeenth."

She looks up, makes calculations.

COLLEEN
That's... a week from Friday. Oh,
my gosh. I'm not ready.

MIKE
Don't worry. We're going to get
you ready.

SULLY
Let's have some supper.
(to Colleen)
Or are ya too excited?

COLLEEN
(after a beat)
I'm going to college!

(CONTINUED)


3.


CONTINUED: (2) 2

She jumps again and wants to hug everyone.


INT. MIKE AND SULLY'S BEDROOM - NIGHT ONE 3

CLOSE ON Sully's face in a mirror. He's shaving, just
finishing, preparing for what he hopes will be a romantic
moment.


+WIDER ANGLE 4

Katie's in her crib. Mike's in bed, starting to drift off to
sleep. Sully comes over, sits down beside her, leans down and
kisses her cheek. She stirs. He kisses her neck.

MIKE
Mmm. You smell nice.

SULLY
Ya sleepin'?

MIKE
Almost.
(yawns)

Sully slips her gown down and kisses her shoulder.

SULLY
I love your skin.

MIKE
Sully...

SULLY
Hmmm?

MIKE
I can't quite grasp it. She's
actually going to leave.

SULLY
(kisses her)
Denver ain't so far.

MIKE
I suppose that's true.

Mike starts to kiss back, tentatively at first, then with more
feeling... when...

We HEAR the baby cry. A few peeps. Mike stops, waiting to see
if Katie will go back to sleep, but she starts crying more.
Sully tries to hold her attention, but Mike loses all interest
in kissing.

(CONTINUED)


4.


CONTINUED: 4

MIKE
(perplexed)
I just fed her... An hour ago?

SULLY
Maybe she'll go back to sleep.

MIKE
She never has.

SULLY
She might. Just wait...

But Mike disengages from Sully and goes to pick Katie up.
Sully looks disappointed.

MIKE
Sweetheart. What's the matter?

From a discreet angle, we see Mike put Katie to her breast.

MIKE
You're hungry again.

She settles into nursing. Looks at Sully.

MIKE
I don't understand. For a while,
she was going three hours between
feedings. Now, it seems...
(she doesn't want to
face this)
...Since I've gone back to the
clinic, she doesn't sleep as well.
Wants to nurse more.

Sully tries to reassure himself as well as Mike.

SULLY
She'll settle down.
(he hopes)
Soon.

MIKE
I'm sorry.

Sully turns over to go to sleep.

Katie stops nursing and starts to cry. Mike tries to comfort
her, glances at Sully, then back at Katie. Nobody's happy, and
she's in the middle.

FADE OUT.

END OF TEASER





5.


ACT ONE


FADE IN:


EXT. GENERAL STORE - DAY TWO 5

Mike, holding Katie, is shopping with Colleen. LOREN brings
out some dusty boxes of boots. EMMA is taking Colleen's
measurements with a tape, jotting the numbers down.

EMMA
I can finish the coat and two
dresses. Maybe three.

MIKE
By Friday? Are you sure?

EMMA
I don't have any other work.
(embarrassed)
Fact, you're the first customers
to order a dress.

LOREN
It's about time, too.

COLLEEN
Well, I'm glad to be the first.
Once people see your work, you'll
have lots of business.

LOREN
(to Mike)
With all you're orderin', this
ain't gonna be cheap.

MIKE
Well, luckily, her grandmother
sent a generous gift.

LOREN
Ah, Elizabeth. That lady has
style.

He holds out a pair of boots to Colleen.

LOREN
These are your size.

COLLEEN
I like the ones that come up
higher.

LOREN
This is all I got.

(CONTINUED)


6.


CONTINUED: 5

COLLEEN
Guess I'll take 'em.

MIKE
You could buy boots in Denver.
They have lovely shops... the
latest styles.

COLLEEN
I don't think I'll have time for
shopping.

LOREN
Course you won't.

MIKE
Yes, you will. You don't want to
spend all your time with your
books.

COLLEEN
But that's what you did.

MIKE
And I regret it. There's a good
theater in Denver, and concerts,
and you'll want to have dinners
with friends. That's part of your
education also.

The baby starts to fuss. Mike shifts her from one arm to the
other, starts patting her back.

MIKE
(smiles)
Part of me wishes I were going off
to college again.

Colleen reaches over and takes the baby from Mike.

COLLEEN
I feel bad, leavin' you right now.

MIKE
Don't give it a thought.

COLLEEN
But with Katie so young...

MIKE
We'll all be fine.

COLLEEN
I could wait 'til next year...

(CONTINUED)


7.


CONTINUED: (2) 5

MIKE
Colleen, it never seems like the
right moment to leave. There's
always something pressing, some
good reason to put things off.
So, what you simply do is -- take
a deep breath and go.

Colleen smiles, imagining the moment when she'll step on the
train and begin her new life.


INT. CLINIC - DAY TWO 6

ANDREW is at the desk, looking through a medical book and
making notes when Mike walks in with Katie. Andrew stands
abruptly as Mike settles Katie in her crib in the corner.

MIKE
Good morning, Andrew.
(motions him to sit)
That's all right.

ANDREW
I was checking the dosage for Mr.
Ford... the digitalis.

MIKE
Is he coming in today?
(Andrew nods)
We'll see how he's doing and
adjust it if necessary.

ANDREW
Are you planning on staying the
full day?

MIKE
Until about two. I'd appreciate
it if you could take over after
that.

ANDREW
Certainly.

MIKE
So this morning, if you have other
business to attend to...

ANDREW
Actually, I was going to clean the
instruments.

MIKE
You just did, the other day.

(CONTINUED)


8.


CONTINUED: 6

ANDREW
I think they need it... if you
don't mind.

MIKE
(she minds, a little)
That's fine.

Bell RINGS. Mike goes to open the door and lets in MRS. DARCY,
leading her ten-year-old, MEG, by the hand. Meg looks pink and
feverish.

MRS. DARCY
Dr. Quinn. Meg's feelin' poorly.
She's real warm and her head's
been hurtin'. Could you take a
look?

MIKE
Of course. Meg, let's have you
sit over here.

Mike leads her to the examining table, as Mrs. Darcy catches
sight of the baby and goes to look at her.

MRS. DARCY
Is this your baby? She's so
pretty.
(reaches down to
stroke her)

MIKE
Thank you.
(to Meg)
Let me listen to your heart.

She looks around for her stethoscope. Andrew has it around his
neck. He takes it off and hands it to her. Mike unbuttons
Meg's blouse, (she has a camisole underneath) and notices spots
on the upper chest.

MIKE
Meg... did you have chicken pox
when you were little?

MEG
I don't know.

MRS. DARCY
No. She never did.

MIKE
She has them now.
(starts)
Oh, no!

(CONTINUED)


9.


CONTINUED: (2) 6

MEG
(frightened)
Is it bad?

Mike glances toward the corner.


+MIKE'S POV 7

Katie, innocently lying in her cradle.


+BACK TO SCENE 8

Mike hurries to the basin to scrub her hands. Tries to
reassure Meg and her mother.

MIKE
No, you'll be fine. Just stay
quiet, get lots of rest. Try not
to scratch.
(to mother)
A warm bath with oatmeal will
soothe the itching.

She rushes to Katie, scoops her up, trying to cover her face
with the blanket, and starts for the door.

MIKE
Andrew... could you... please?

ANDREW
Of course.

She hurries out.


INT. HOMESTEAD - NIGHT TWO 9

Mike is pacing, holding Katie protectively, as Sully tries to
reassure her.

MIKE
What was I thinking?

SULLY
Take it easy. She's gonna catch
the chicken pox some time.

MIKE
I'd rather it be when she's older,
and stronger.

SULLY
She might not even get it. It was
only a few minutes.

(CONTINUED)


10.


CONTINUED: 9

MIKE
But it's highly contagious.

SULLY
Look, it could have happened
anywhere. At the store, the
cafe...

MIKE
(not listening)
I never know who's going to walk
in the clinic with something
serious. Typhus, influenza. I
can't possibly have her in the
room.

SULLY
Well... How 'bout upstairs, in
one of the recovery rooms?

Sully puts his arm around Mike, kisses her cheek, but Mike
seems oblivious. She takes the baby over to a cradle by the
hearth and places her in it. Gently rocks her.

MIKE
Go to sleep, my angel. Yes,
that's my sweet girl.


INT. CLINIC - DAY THREE 10

Mike is slipping on her gown as Andrew packs away supplies.

ANDREW
How's Katie doing?

MIKE
All right, but as you know,
there's no way to tell yet. The
incubation period is two weeks.

ANDREW
I wouldn't worry. Babies her age
-- even younger -- come through
just fine.

MIKE
Colleen's going to watch her at
home, until we can convert one of
the recovery rooms into a nursery.

ANDREW
I had a thought...
(hesitates)

(CONTINUED)


11.


CONTINUED: 10

MIKE
Yes?

ANDREW
Have you considered trying one of
those prepared infant foods?

MIKE
Heavens, no.

ANDREW
You could keep her at home and you
wouldn't have to rush back to
nurse.

Bell RINGS.

MIKE
Excuse me.

Mike goes to answer the door and lets in Loren.

MIKE
Good morning, Loren. Just have a
seat.

As Loren sits down, Mike goes to the basin to scrub her hands.
Andrew approaches.

ANDREW
Some of the most eminent doctors
in Boston recommend infant food
when a woman can't supply breast
milk.

MIKE
But that's not the case here.

ANDREW
They've had excellent results.

LOREN
(overhearing them)
Are you talkin' about that
Liebig's food? I could order
some.

Mike sets up the privacy screen in front of the table.

MIKE
Thank you, but my father believed
very strongly that breast milk is
essential for babies.
(MORE)

(CONTINUED)


12.


CONTINUED: (2) 10

MIKE (CONT'D)
He told his patients to avoid all
varieties of so-called infants'
food.
(beckoning Loren to
table)
Now, let's see how you're doing.

Loren disappears behind the screen with Dr. Mike. Andrew looks
frustrated -- he hasn't been heard.


EXT. HOMESTEAD - DAY THREE 11

DOROTHY, driving a wagon, pulls up to the homestead, where
Sully's mending a fence. He helps her out of the wagon.

DOROTHY
Mornin', Sully. I brought ya a
pot of stew.

SULLY
Thanks. Sure smells good.

She lifts the pot from the wagon and Sully takes it, sets it on
the porch, then goes back to mending the fence.

DOROTHY
Well, I figured you could use it.
How're ya all doin'?

SULLY
Good.

DOROTHY
I bet you're tired.

SULLY
Not really.

DOROTHY
It's a big change.

Sully shrugs. Dorothy senses that things aren't so smooth.
She probes a bit more.

DOROTHY
There's a lot more work? And you
don't get a night's rest... You
lose your privacy.

SULLY
Yep.

(CONTINUED)


13.


CONTINUED: 11

DOROTHY
Your wife's got less time for
everybody else.

SULLY
That's true.

DOROTHY
I know it sounds crazy, but
sometimes a father finds himself
feelin'... well, jealous of the
baby.

Sully lets out a small laugh and nods in recognition.

DOROTHY
You're not the first man who's
felt that way.
(choosing her words)
But there's certain things only a
husband can provide.

Sully is silent.

DOROTHY
(struggling to find
words)
I mean, after you were married...
Well, I know... Michaela... It
meant a lot to her.

Sully shrugs and looks away.

DOROTHY
Well... Lemme tell ya something.
After a woman gives birth, her
attention kinda shifts. She's
feeding the baby and her mind's
fixed on it every hour of the day.
So you just gotta help her a
little.

SULLY
I don't wanna press her.

DOROTHY
'Course not. But you can... court
her.

Sully stares at her.

DOROTHY
You remember how to do that.

Sully considers this. Then he and Dorothy share a smile.



14.


EXT. FIELD - DAY THREE 12

Colleen and Becky watch Andrew, to whom Colleen is giving a
riding lesson.

COLLEEN
That's it -- just relax.

BECKY
Don't pull him so tight --

They react as Andrew falls off (off screen). Colleen goes to
him, as Becky perches on a fence, watching. Andrew dusts
himself off.

COLLEEN
Everybody falls off.

BECKY
(good-humored
teasing)
Even Colleen.

COLLEEN
I told him that.

BECKY
Ya just gotta get back on.

Andrew hesitates, then hoists himself into the saddle.

COLLEEN
We'll take it slow 'til you get
your confidence back.

ANDREW
I never had it to begin with.

COLLEEN
Just pretend, then. Walk him in a
circle by yourself.

Colleen lets go of the reins but Andrew's not ready.

ANDREW
Wait. Maybe this is enough for
today. Don't you have things to
do... It's only a week until you
leave.

COLLEEN
That's all right.

Andrew tries another stalling tactic.

(CONTINUED)


14A.


CONTINUED: 12

ANDREW
Colleen, I haven't had a chance to
tell you how happy I am for you.
It's admirable -- women going to
college and entering the
professions.

COLLEEN
Thanks. But I'm feelin' kinda
strange. I'm gonna miss my
friends. My family. Working with
Dr. Mike... and you.

(CONTINUED)


15.


CONTINUED: (2) 12

ANDREW
We'll have lots of opportunities
to work together. In fact, why
don't we go back to the clinic
now...
(starts to dismount)

COLLEEN
Oh, no. Not 'til you ride in a
circle by yourself.

Reluctantly, Andrew signals the horse to walk forward.

COLLEEN
There ya go.

ANDREW
I'd feel better if somebody was up
here with me.

COLLEEN
You can't ride very far that way.

BECKY
Walk him over here.

Andrew turns the horse so it comes up beside Becky on the
fence. She slips on behind him and holds onto his waist. Both
laugh as they walk in a circle.

ANDREW
You see? He knows he'd better
behave now.

HOLD ON COLLEEN, watching them, amused and a little jealous.


INT. HOMESTEAD - NIGHT THREE 13

Colleen's heating up Dorothy's stew. Brian's setting the
table. Mike's in the arm chair, having fallen asleep while
nursing Katie. Sully walks over to Mike, holding a piece of
leather, and places his hand gently on her shoulder.

SULLY
Michaela?

She starts awake.

MIKE
Oh! What... is it time for
supper?

SULLY
Just about. I made ya somethin'.

(CONTINUED)


16.


CONTINUED: 13

He helps her to her feet and places the leather over her head.
We can see now, it's an Indian-style baby sling.

MIKE
What's this?

SULLY
For the baby.

He takes the baby from her and places it in the sling.

SULLY
Some of the Indian women carry
their babies like this when
they're cooking, or gatherin'
wood. And the babies don't cry.

MIKE
Thank you. Let's see if she likes
it.

COLLEEN
Supper's ready!

BRIAN
Good, I'm starvin'.

They take seats, Mike carrying Katie in the sling. But Colleen
remains standing.

COLLEEN
Would you excuse me? I've got a
stomach ache...

MIKE
(concerned)
You do?

COLLEEN
It's nothin', really. I just want
to lie down.

She walks upstairs. Mike and Sully exchange a look, then start
passing food around and eating.

MIKE
This is wonderful, Sully. I can
eat with two hands again.

BRIAN
Stew's great.

There's a KNOCK at the door. They freeze. Sully goes to open
the door. ZEKE walks in, taking off his hat.

(CONTINUED)


17.


CONTINUED: (2) 13

ZEKE
Evenin', folks. Sorry to disturb
ya.

MIKE
Good evening, Zeke. Would you
like to sit down?

ZEKE
Thank you kindly, but it's... my
boy. He fell off the barn roof.
He's all right, but he's got some
cuts. Might need a few stitches.

Mike stands up, takes the baby out of the sling.

BRIAN
I'll take her.

She hands the baby to Brian. Turns to Sully.

MIKE
This shouldn't take long. I'll be
back before Katie's next feeding.

She grabs a shawl and follows Zeke out the door.


INT. FARM HOUSE - NIGHT THREE 14

Mike is bending over a boy about nine, SAM, whose face is
covered with bandages soaked through with blood. The boy
moans, as his MOTHER and Zeke look on.

MIKE
I'm going to open the bandages so
I can take a look. You're a brave
young man, Sam.

She cuts the bandages and lifts them off. Looks closely, then
turns to parents.

MIKE
These are extensive cuts. From
the nose, all the way around to
the ear. He needs a good many
stitches.

She reaches in her bag for chloroform.

MIKE
(to Sam)
We're going to put you to sleep,
and when you wake up, it'll all be
done.

(CONTINUED)


18.


CONTINUED: 14

INTERCUT WITH:


INT. HOMESTEAD - NIGHT THREE 15

Sully has Katie propped on pillows on the couch. Brian's
playing her a song on his flute.

SULLY
She likes that music.

BRIAN
When you get older, Katie, we'll
get you your own flute. Then we
can play duets.

SULLY
You like havin' a little sister?

Brian considers this, and nods.

BRIAN
Yeah. I'm glad I ain't the baby
anymore. I'm the big brother.

Brian resumes playing flute. Sully smiles.


INT. FARM HOUSE 16

Mike finishes cleaning the wounds and is ready to start
stitching. Mike searches through her bag.

MIKE
I'm going to use the finest
thread, and the smallest needle.

ZEKE
Why's that?

MIKE
(to parents)
Because it's his face, I want to
make very small sutures. It will
take more time, but there'll be
less chance of scars.


INT. HOMESTEAD 17

The baby's fussing. Sully jiggles her on his lap. Brian has
one of her toys - a stuffed rabbit - and tries to distract her.

(CONTINUED)


19.


CONTINUED: 17

BRIAN
Look. Here comes the bunny. Hop,
hop, hop!

SULLY
Hang on, Katie.

BRIAN
Ma's comin' back real soon.

The baby cries more.


INT. FARM HOUSE 18

Mike is still stitching. It's hard, tense work, and she's
perspiring.

MIKE
What time is it?

Zeke looks at a clock or pocket watch.

ZEKE
Ten past midnight.

MIKE
(anguished)
Oh, dear. I should never have
left her.

ZEKE
Left who?

MIKE
I still have to suture the ear.


INT. HOMESTEAD 19

Katie is now screaming. Sully paces with her.

BRIAN
Can't we give her somethin'? Milk
from our cow?

SULLY
Nope.

BRIAN
I feel so bad.

SULLY
(frustrated)
So do I, but there's nothin' we
can do. Nothin'.

(CONTINUED)


20.


CONTINUED: 19

He walks back and forth again. Door opens and Mike rushes in.
She makes a bee-line for the baby and sits down to nurse her.
The baby immediately quiets down.

Mike, stricken with guilt, looks at Sully and Brian.

MIKE
I'm sorry.
(to baby)
I'm so sorry, Katie.

FADE OUT.

END OF ACT ONE





21.


ACT TWO


FADE IN:


INT. RECOVERY ROOM/NURSERY - DAY FOUR 20

Sully and MATTHEW are moving furniture to make room for the
bassinet. Mike is folding diapers, with Katie in the sling.
Sully sets the bassinet down.

SULLY
How's this? She'll be comfortable
and out of harm's way.

MIKE
Let's see.

Mike places Katie in the bassinet. Then she, Sully and Matthew
stare at her.

MATTHEW
She likes it here. She's smilin'.

MIKE
Is she?

SULLY
Yeah, look.

MIKE
You're right.

Sully and Mike put their arms around each other. It's as if
they're looking at a rainbow.

MATTHEW
I gotta get going. Preston's got
a shipment of silver comin' on the
train. I'll stop by later.
(he leaves)

SULLY
You all set now?

MIKE
Yes. But... what happens when I
go downstairs?

SULLY
Well, you could leave the door
open.

(CONTINUED)


22.


CONTINUED: 20

MIKE
(nods)
I'll be able to hear her.

SULLY
But what if you don't? If she
gets stuck, or somethin' falls on
her...

MIKE
And she can't cry...

SULLY
Maybe somebody oughta stay with
her.

MIKE
Colleen's at the store, being
fitted for her coat. Brian's
working at Dorothy's...

SULLY
I'll watch her.

MIKE
You don't mind? Just for today?

SULLY
Why not? I can't help at the
reservation anymore. And the
trappin's no good. I'd have to
travel real far to find
anything...
(glances at baby)
Don't feel like doin' that now.

MIKE
I understand.

SULLY
(shifts
uncomfortably)
Gotta find some other work to do.

MIKE
You will.

SULLY
You're lucky that way.

MIKE
Lucky?

SULLY
Your course is set. Everything's
clear.

(CONTINUED)


23.


CONTINUED: (2) 20

MIKE
Oh, Sully, I'm not sure of that at
all. Sometimes what seems clear
can turn very cloudy.

They hug, holding on to each other for comfort.


INT. CLINIC - DAY FOUR 21

Andrew examines HANK, who sneezes and rubs his eyes.

HANK
It's never been this bad before.
At night, I feel like I can't
breathe.

ANDREW
The best cure for hay asthma is to
remove yourself from all
vegetation. Go to the ocean, or
high in the mountains.

HANK
I can't just up and leave.

Mike comes downstairs, nods to Andrew and Hank. Not wanting to
interfere, she goes to her desk.

ANDREW
The next best thing is stramonium.
Have you tried it?

Hank coughs and shakes his head, no. Andrew reaches in the
cabinet for a tin of leaves.

ANDREW
You smoke the dried leaves in a
pipe or in cigarette form. Try
it.
(hands him tin)
If that doesn't help, let me know.

In a fit of coughing and sneezing, Hank takes the cigarettes.
He slaps some coins on the table.

HANK
This cover it?

ANDREW
Yes, thank you.

Hank leaves. Andrew takes a journal from his bag and brings it
to Mike.

(CONTINUED)


24.


CONTINUED: 21

ANDREW
Forgive my temerity, but I thought
you might like to read this.
Baron Von Liebig is a chemist, and
after analyzing the composition of
human milk, he devised a
preparation that can be fed to
infants.

MIKE
Andrew...

ANDREW
It's a mixture of wheat flour,
malt flour, cow's milk and
bicarbonate of potash to reduce
the acidity. At least, take a
look. In the interest of science?

As if to humor him, Mike takes the paper and stuffs it in her
bag.


EXT. FIELD - DAY FOUR 22

Andrew rides between Colleen and Becky, taking it slow.

COLLEEN
You're doin' so much better.

ANDREW
That's because I have you two
young ladies on either side.

COLLEEN
Pretty soon you'll be gallopin'
across the meadow.

BECKY
You gotta stay in Colorado Springs
'til you can do that.

ANDREW
I'd like to stay.

COLLEEN
Dr. Mike might not say it, but she
needs you here.

ANDREW
Don't worry, I won't leave until
I'm booted out.
(turns to Becky)
And Becky, what are your plans,
now that you've finished school?

(CONTINUED)


25.


CONTINUED: 22

BECKY
I ain't sure.

COLLEEN
(teasing)
She wants to get married.

BECKY
Colleen!

COLLEEN
Have lots of children.

ANDREW
I think that's admirable.

BECKY
You do?

Andrew nods. Becky's flattered and embarrassed.

COLLEEN
But you said... you like to see
women going to college.

ANDREW
I appreciate women who have talent
and ambition. Your mother, for
example. She's an outstanding
doctor and I've learned a great
deal from her. But... personally,
well...

Becky's getting uncomfortable. She shoots a look at Colleen,
and tries to change the subject.

BECKY
Let's ride over to that big tree.

COLLEEN
(to Andrew)
You were sayin'...

ANDREW
Maybe I'm a bit traditional in
this respect, but... when a man
comes home from his job, I think
he'd like to find his wife there
with a pleasant supper and the
children all around her.

ON COLLEEN, as she digests this.

BECKY
Come on, let's race.

(CONTINUED)


25A.


CONTINUED: (2) 22

ANDREW
I can't race -- !

But she's off, and Andrew follows. Leaving behind Colleen,
still thinking this through...



26.


EXT. CLINIC - DAY FOUR 23

Mike is setting Katie in the wagon, placing her in a basket.
ALICE comes up.

ALICE
Dr. Mike? My Pa's got somethin'
troublin' him...

The baby starts to cry. Mike rocks her in the basket.

MIKE
Shhh. We're going home now.
(to Alice)
Hello, Alice.

ALICE
He's got... I think it's a boil on
his back. It's real big and it
hurts him bad. But you know my
pa, he doesn't want to see a
doctor.

The baby lets out a cry. Mike puts the stuffed rabbit in the
basket with her.

MIKE
Here's your bunny.

ALICE
You think you could... stop by?

But Mike is distracted by the baby.

MIKE
Katie, we're going for a ride.
You love to ride in the wagon.
(to Alice)
A boil, you say? Can you get him
to put hot compresses on it?

ALICE
We been doin' that. It just gets
bigger.

Mike tries to rearrange things on the wagon floor, so Katie
will be more comfortable.

MIKE
Oh, dear. How 'm I going to do
this?
(to Alice)
Why don't you go over to the
boarding house and speak to Dr.
Cook?

ALICE
He's out ridin' with Colleen.

(CONTINUED)


27.


CONTINUED: 23

MIKE
All right, Katie. Here we go now.

She swings up into the seat, reaches in her bag for a bottle of
iodine and gives it to Alice.

MIKE
Use the hot towels and some
tincture of iodine. If he's still
uncomfortable in the morning, I'll
ride out to your place.

She pulls away, leaving Alice alone on the street.


INT. HOMESTEAD - NIGHT FOUR 24

Mike and Colleen are packing a wooden crate with items she's
taking to Denver: books, photographs, a few mementos. Mike
hands her a photograph of the family.

MIKE
Here's a photograph of the family.

COLLEEN
(studies it)
Katie's not in it.

MIKE
That's true. We'll have to get a
new one taken and send it to you.

As Colleen packs the photo, Mike takes down a book.

MIKE
Oh, and you'll want this. It's
the best medical reference I've
found.

COLLEEN
But don't you need it?

MIKE
I have others. I'd like you to
take this.

Colleen takes it but she seems uneasy. Lowers her head.

COLLEEN
Thanks.

(CONTINUED)


28.


CONTINUED: 24

MIKE
Is something the matter?

Colleen shrugs.

MIKE
Are you feeling a bit nervous?
(Colleen nods)
I understand. I felt the same
way. I kept wondering, am I
prepared well enough? Will I be
able to keep up?

COLLEEN
It's not that. I mean, I know
I'll have to work hard.
(beat)
What if I want to get married and
have a family?

MIKE
Well, of course you'll want that.
Most people do.

COLLEEN
But some men... might not like
their wife goin' off to a job.

MIKE
Sully's never objected.

COLLEEN
Sully's different.

MIKE
Colleen, a man who doesn't respect
your talent and your dreams
wouldn't be the right partner for
you.
(Colleen shrugs)
You've wanted to study medicine
for so long. You're not thinking
of giving it up?

COLLEEN
No. But I see how hard it is for
you.

MIKE
Yes, it's a challenge. But women
have always worked and raised
their families. Look at Grace,
with the cafe.
(MORE)

(CONTINUED)


29.


CONTINUED: (2) 24

MIKE (CONT'D)
Dorothy worked on the farm,
milking cows and breeding chickens
while she raised four children.
Now she has the paper.

COLLEEN
You think there's other men who'd
feel like Sully?

MIKE
I'm certain of it.

Mike takes her by the arms, and Mike's intensity suggests that
she's speaking to herself as well as to Colleen.

MIKE
You can be a doctor and a wife and
mother. You can help others and
raise your own family. You can do
it, and you mustn't let anyone
tell you that you can't.

Colleen nods, reassured, but we can see from Mike's face that
she's not convinced by her own words.


INT. MIKE AND SULLY'S BEDROOM - NIGHT FOUR 25

Sully places roses in a vase on the nightstand by the bed.
Then puts a gift box on Mike's pillow. Fluffs up the quilt.
Sits down in the chair, keeping his eyes on the door.

After a moment, Mike walks in, holding Katie.

MIKE
She had a good feeding. I think
she'll sleep.

Mike puts her in the crib. Then goes and sits on the bed,
notices the gift and picks it up.

MIKE
What's this?
(notices flowers)
And roses. What's the occasion?

SULLY
You've been so busy. Things have
been awful hectic. I haven't had
a chance to tell you, I love you.

She can't help but be touched.

MIKE
Oh, Sully.

(CONTINUED)


30.


CONTINUED: 25

SULLY
Open the box.

She unwraps the box.

MIKE
You didn't have to.

She takes out a vial of perfume.

MIKE
Thank you. I haven't thought
about perfume in a while.

Sully takes it and opens it. Puts a dab on her wrist.

SULLY
Have I told you how beautiful you
are?

MIKE
I'm afraid I don't feel very
beautiful.

SULLY
You are.

He kisses her finger tips, then her wrist.

MIKE
I don't know what it is... I
just... I'm so tired, and it's a
different sort of tired...
(starts to cry)
I'm sorry.

SULLY
(softly)
Hey. There's nothin' to be sorry
about. Come here.

He takes her in his arms and just holds her as they lie down
together, nestled like spoons.

MIKE
I love you so much. I'm sorry.

He puts his finger to her lips.

SULLY
Shhhh. Everything's gonna be all
right.



31.


EXT. CLINIC - DAY FIVE 26

Mike drives up to the clinic in the wagon with Katie and
Colleen. To their surprise, Alice is sitting on the bench
outside, crying.

MIKE
Alice, what is it?

Colleen goes to her friend and sits down beside her.


INT. CLINIC - DAY FIVE 27

Andrew is operating on ALICE'S FATHER, with Dorothy beside him.
Andrew's just finished removing a large carbuncle from the
father's back as Mike rushes in with the baby.

MIKE
Why didn't you send for me?

ANDREW
There wasn't time. I saw a man
die very rapidly from a carbuncle
once it turned gangrenous.

MIKE
Carbuncle! I thought it was a
boil.

DOROTHY
(to Mike)
Thank goodness you're here. This
is not my line of work. Let me
take the baby.

Dorothy takes the baby as Mike quickly scrubs her hands and
goes to the table. Dorothy walks outside with Katie.

ANDREW
I think I was able to extirpate
all the affected tissue.

MIKE
(shocked)
I had no idea it was so large.

ANDREW
It's a good thing Alice brought
him here. A few more hours and
we'd have lost him for sure.

Mike is devastated.

ANDREW
(turns to Mike)
Would you... like to close?

(CONTINUED)


32.


CONTINUED: 27

He catches her eye and it's an uncomfortable moment. They both
realize -- their roles have been reversed. Mike takes the
needle and forces herself to begin stitching.

FADE OUT.

END OF ACT TWO





33.


ACT THREE


FADE IN:


EXT. CLINIC - DAY FIVE 28

Colleen, holding the baby, and Alice sit on the bench outside.
Door opens and Andrew comes out, followed by Mike.

ANDREW
I believe he's going to be all
right.

Alice lets out a cry of relief.

ANDREW
He's woken up, and his fever's
down. That's a very good sign.

ALICE
Can I see him?

ANDREW
I'll take you up.

He escorts Alice into the clinic. Mike sinks down on the
bench, sick with remorse. Colleen looks at her a moment.

COLLEEN
You didn't know.

MIKE
I wasn't paying attention.

COLLEEN
Alice didn't know herself.

MIKE
Katie was tired. I didn't want to
subject her to a long ride... So
I let that color my judgment.

COLLEEN
Ma...

MIKE
If Andrew hadn't been here...

COLLEEN
But he was. You always tell me:
do your best, that's all you can
do.

Mike lets out a sigh. Becky walks up.

(CONTINUED)


34.


CONTINUED: 28

BECKY
Hey, Colleen. Dr. Mike.

COLLEEN
Hey, Becky.

But Mike says nothing, lost in her thoughts.

BECKY
I can take her now.

COLLEEN
Thanks, but... I'll go later.

MIKE
(looking up)
Go where?

COLLEEN
I was gonna have a fittin'... the
dresses. Becky was gonna watch
Katie. But I don't have to.

MIKE
No, please. Go along. I want you
to.

BECKY
I'll take good care of her.
(takes Katie)
I love babies.

Colleen hesitates, gives Mike a concerned look. Mike nods for
her to go, and she heads for the store.


INT. HOMESTEAD - NIGHT FIVE 29

Mike is poring over medical books and journals. Everyone else
has gone to sleep. After a beat, Sully comes down the stairs
and walks to her.

SULLY
It's late. Why don't ya come to
sleep?

MIKE
It's so comforting when all the
research and statistics lead to a
clear conclusion.
(beat)
Which is not the case here.

She picks up a book by William Buchan (pronounced Buck'n) --
the Dr. Spock of his day -- and reads from it.

(CONTINUED)


35.


CONTINUED: 29

MIKE
Dr. Buchan says, "Every mother
ought to nurse her child if she's
fit to do so... It is a noble and
holy office, to which she is
appointed by God."

SULLY
Sounds pretty clear.

MIKE
(picks up journal)
But Dr. Cutler says that cow's
milk mixed with water and sugar is
an acceptable substitute.
(picks up other
journal)
But Baron Von Liebig disagrees.
He says cow's milk is too acidic,
that's why he adds potash to his
formula.

Sully takes the papers from her and sets them on the table.

SULLY
What's your instinct tell ya?

MIKE
I know in my heart what's best for
Katie. I'm only considering
infant food because it would be
convenient for me.

SULLY
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Vous êtes nombreux à fêter la Saint Nicolas ?

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En tout cas chez moi aussi ça se fête Alors bonne Saint Nicolas

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Dans le sud, ça ne se fête pas du tout

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Oui, chez moi aussi il y a la Saint Nicolas (Nord Est) ! et le père fouettard...pour les pas gentils...ne me sens évidement pas concernée!

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Saint Nicolas c'est sacré en Belgique, les primaires font un spectacle chaque année puis les autre c'est surtout pour les bonbons ?

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Ou les chocolats et les coquilles

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Ouaip, un truc génial aussi mais c'est peut être que dans mon école, c'est les filles qui font régime et qui troc des bonbons contre des mandarines

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Moi je fais saint-Nicolas car mon homme est du nord-Est mais ma fête à moi arrive jeudi. ^^

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