The Past is Prologue - Takes place over 5 days.
Day 1 - Evening - Rick's Kitchen
Eli is lamenting about how he just doesn't understand the meaning of "the
green light at the end of Daisy's dock." Rick goes into Dad mode and
explains how he read "The Great Gatsby" in school and he could really relate
to it. Eli and Rick banter back and forth about how Eli needs to do whatever
it takes to learn this and Rick parallels this the huge project his firm
needs to complete in a very short amount of time.
Rick's attire: plaid shirt - unbuttoned, jeans, dark tee shirt. Looks pretty
Rick's quote: "You have to do more than stare."
Next Day - Day 2- Sammler & Cassilli - around lunch time
Lily arrives, apparently to have lunch with Rick, who is in the midst of a
group discussion about the design of the building. While Rick and Lily
discuss having lunch, Rick is repeatedly interrupted. Their plans for lunch
die and, while Lily is out buying sandwiches for everyone, Rick has to leave
for a hastily-called meeting. Lily stands dejected as the team departs and
she's left standing alone at Sammler & Cassilli.
Rick's attire: biege slacks, dark brown button-down shirt, grey tee shirt;
looking for yuppie corporate.
Rick quote. ""no, no, no, nooooo, we can go...I want to go."
Same day - Booklovers - Judy and Lily - around lunch time
Judy is amazed that Lily has returned so soon; Lily says that Rick was very
busy and thought it was so cute that everyone ran up and asked for answers
and he's so calm and clearly in control. Judy says, "he sounds wonderful."
Lily says, "oh, shaddup." Judy says she would rather be stalked any day than
be with a man who has no time for me." (a sign of things to come for Judy??)
Same Day - school classroom - early afternoon
Eli is taking "The Great Gatsby" test. The bell rings, the teacher asks for
his paper but Eli continues to work on the test. The teacher finally DEMANDS
that Eli stop writing and turn in his test.
Same Day - Evening - Rick's kitchen - Rick & Lily chopping veggies - my guess
in time is around 7:00
Rick and Lily are comparing notes on Jessie and Grace when the phone rings.
Rick thinks it will be Jessie but it's actually "the office." He keeps
saying he needs a few seconds; Lily stands dejected again because she's
waitingg again - and things how she was become very experienced at waiting.
Rick's attire: same clothes as earlier only brown shirt is unbuttoned and a
plaid towel is thrown over his shoulder. Still looking hot.
Rick's quote: "I want you to get started."
Same day - later in the evening - in Rick's bed - I'll assume it's AFTER
Lily is lying on her side; Rick rests his chin on her shoulder after
lovemaking. Rick & Lily talk end up talking about how Rick's job seems to
take up a lot of his time. Lily is concerned about Rick's preoccupation with
work, thinking back to Jake's "episodes" at her father's restaurant. Lily
explains that this type of behavior sets off an alarm in her and it's not
fair and she's sorry. (A flashback follows with Rick & Karen arguing in the
kitchen Rick throws down a set of rolled-up blueprints and we see what looks
like a wedding band - on his right hand. A sign of things to come when Rick
holds the champagne bottle in "The Second Time Around?"). Rick says he will
pick Lily up tomorrow at 7:00 for dinner.
Rick's attire: fine looking birthday suit
Rick's quote: "how come it didn't - whatever."
Next Day - Day 3 - Morning - Rick's kitchen - Rick, Jessie, Eli
Early morning rush to get out the door to work and school. Rick asks Eli how
he did on his test. Eli says he did, good.
Rick's attire: Biege slacks, white dress shirt, gray V-neck sweater; looking
Rick's quote: "R R E E A L L Y good."
Same day - morning to evening - Sammler & Cassilli
Rick arrives at the office to find the group looking at the competitor's
submission. They determine that the scope of Myerson's submission is much
larger than the Sammler & Cassilli submission. Rick decides they have 26
hours to design a whole complex. They apparently work through the entire day
when Sherry asks if they should order dinner. Rick realizes he's in BIG
trouble because he's supposed to pick up Lily at 7:00 and he won't make it.
Same day - 6:30 pm - Lily's kitchen with Grace, Zoe and Lily
Rick calls to say he's so sorry that he can't have dinner with her.
Same evening - Karen's kitchen - Rick, Jessie, Karen, Eli
Rick stopped by to pick up the kids because it's his night to have them.
After mentioning that he'll have to pull an all-nighter because of the
project, Karen says that the kids can stay with her. Karen mentions that
they have to talk about Eli's not doing well on his test. Rick and Eli get
into a fighting match which upsets the entire household.
Rick's attire: same clothes as earlier in the day but added a suede jacket
Rick's quote: "I'll call you in the morning."
Later in the evening - Lily's living room - Judy & Lily
Judy says she wants to add an "erotica" section with whips and chains. Lily
continues eating her Ben & Jerry's, not paying any attention to Judy. After
bantering back and forth, Lily worried about how she'll fit into Rick's life
and decides to go to his office and bring dinner.
Later that evening - Sammler & Cassilli - the entire team
Lily walks in with dinner for Rick; as he tries to eat the dinner, he is
repeatedly interrupted; Lily is dejected again and walks out. Rick sees she's
gone and runs out to catch her. Lily is crying and Rick says, "ahhh, Lil."
Lily wipes the tears away, apologizes for crying, gets in her SUV and leaves
with Rick standing there watching.
Rick's attire: same clothes, shirt tails hanging out, shirt sleeves pulled
up; looking tired but still looking HOT
Rick's quote: "...noo, noo, noooo, this is incredibly sweet."
Next day - Day 4 - morning - about 10:00 - Briggs & Mason, Rick and David
They're waiting for their turn to make a presentation. Rick is obviously
very nervous; just as it's their time, he tells David he'll be right back and
runs into the men's room. He finds a stall and proceeds to vomit. He walks
back and he and David proceed into the conference room.
Rick's attire: Dark brown suite; royal blue shirt, dark tie, looking very
Rick's quote: "Let's do it."
Same day - Lily's house
Lily is sitting on the stairs pondering the situation; next see her, Grace
and Zoe in the kitchen waiting for Jake to arrive. Lily proceeds to call the
restaurant looking for Jake because he's late; Jake walks into the kitchen
asking Lily who she's calling!
Same day - late afternoon - Karen's house
Rick goes to find out how Eli made out. Karen informs him Eli wouldn't go to
school. Rick goes up to talk to Eli. They end up having a very emotional
moments; they both end up with an appreciation for each other. Karen and Rick
then discuss Eli's future and how he may not go to college and end up how
THEY planned it for Eli. (A reference of things to come?)
Rick's attire: same suit, top shirt button undone, tie loosened - still
Rick's quote: "You're such an amazing kid."
The day ends with Rick, in deep thought, sitting alone on a table, in the
Next day - Day 5 - Booklovers - lunch time
Lily and Judy banter back and forth about a book that Judy said she read, but
hasn't read when Rick arrives and asks, "Remember me?" He brought Thai food
for lunch. Judy says she as to leave. Rick and Lily have a conversation
about how intense men become with their work. Lily finally asks about the
submission; Rick says it went well - but everyone's been asked to submit a
scaled down version - tomorrow. He's got 15 minutes to eat before he has to
go back to work, but he can pay attention to her in the meantime. Lily runs
to the door and declares the store is "Closed."
Rick's attire: dark slacks, dark grey tee shirt, blue checked shirt; suede
jacket, large black shoes - looking very "business casual."
Rick's quote: "I want you so badly; right here, right now."