Kate unhappily contemplates her 49th birthday; T.J. asks Buddy to go steady with him, but she's not sure.
Written by Hilma Wolitzer; produced by Nigel McKeand; directed by Richard Kinon.
Willie Aames: T.J. Latimer.
Louise Foley: Audrey.
Shannon Terhune: Cookie.
Michael David Schackelford: Timmy Maitland.
Doug: You really are feeling low, aren't you? Kate: I'm down so low it looks up to me. Doug: What's the matter? Kate: Big bad birthday blues, I guess. Doug: Saturday. I haven't forgotten. Kate: Please, Doug. No parades, no fireworks. I'm getting on, as my mother used to say. Somehow, I didn't mind 29; even 39. But... I can't even say it. My last toehold before the golden years.
Audrey: I'm so jealous, I can't stand it. I'll just have to live vicariously, I guess. Cookie (other girl): Live how? Audrey: Vicariously. Through someone else. Cookie: Oh. Audrey: I'm really proud of you, Buddy -- under the jealousy. My best friend grabbing the cutest person in the whole school. Buddy: Not bad for an ex-shrimpo creep, if I do say so myself.
Kate: Nancy, do you remember that line from Breakfast at Tiffany's about diamonds being tacky on women under 50? I still qualify. Nancy: Well, first of all, that line refers to women under 40. But secondly, mother, I'm only 26, and diamonds seem anything but tacky to me. Kate: You're 26? Impossible. I'm 26. One of us is lying.