Butterfly on a Wheel


Well, this was supposed

to be a surprise.

- It is.

- Yeah. For me.

- I thought you were sound asleep.

- You must be feeling guilty.

Thank you so much.

Happy birthday, Abby.

- Mmm.

- Mmm. We are being watched.

Aww, sweetheart.

- Did we wake you up?

- Mm-hmm.

- We did? I'm sorry.

- Red bunny.

- I'm sorry, baby.

- Sorry, girls. What can I say?

Come here, little girl. Ah.

- Ok. Group hug.

- Mmm. Group hug.


Back to bed.

- Aw, baby. Did I wake you?

- Come on, you guys, to bed.



- Hi.

- Hello, birthday girl.

- How are you?

- I'm well.

- Are we still 29?

- And a half.

- Ooh, let me see. Let me see.

- Look what he got me.

- Can you stand it?

- Oh, my God. You make me sick.

Ooh, you know what?

I brought something, too.

- Thank you.

- Yes, indeed. It's your birthday.

Yeah. It could be with that bracelet.

Bye, Sophie.

Just kidding.


Patriotic man.

Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah.

That's a little pregnant.

- looks like your ex-boyfriend.

- Yeah, it does.

Oh, look at this, babe.

look what she got for me.

Mmm. Nice touch.


make sure you have that

girls' day out tomorrow, OK?

- Just leave the platinum card, Neil.

- I will.

You know, I think your sitter

is gonna have a hell of a long day.

- Yeah, we're gonna go wild.

- Yeah!

- Well, then. Gotta go.

- Bye.

- See you tonight.

- OK.

- Diane, I will see you later.

- See you, Neil.

You know, you have

the greatest husband ever.

I think you might be right.

Aw, you're beautiful.

You really, you really, really are.

- Big launch on Monday, huh?

- Yeah. Big launch.

2 years.

2 years I spent trying to get that--

(Indistinct) account.

I just about bust my jaw

smiling at those shitheads.

Then, the old man gives it to you

and it gets done overnight.

- What is your secret, Neil? Tell me.

- OK. Tell you what I'm gonna do.

Today, 4 P.M., we got the Ronsin pitch.

I will hang back...

and leave it all to you.

How's that sound?

I'm not so hot on electrical appliances.

So what do you say?

Does--does Abby know

that you're not perfect?

- I won't go that far.

- You're gonna go far, all right.

- I think you'd derail this account.

- The TV spots--it's nationwide.

- I think you'd derail this account.

- The TV spots--it's nationwide.

The awareness on this thing--People

are going crazy for it. I'm telling you.

- It's gonna destroy our competition.

- Sad bastards.

Anyway, Neil, it's outstanding work.

It's really terrific.

- These--(Indistinct) trails are genius.

- Thanks.

Those boys in the white room at Magris

are gonna piss themselves

they never got it.

- No chance of a spoiler, right?

- No. Not at all.

Good. OK.

You're not gonna need me this afternoon,

so I'll see you all at 5.

That's nice.

Oh, uh, Karl.

About that Ronsin pitch.

Yeah? What about it?

Well, I was just thinking

it might be better if, uh,

maybe just one of us dealt with it.

You know, they're not really the kind

to go for that hard sell.

OK. Well, which one of you wants to do it?

You know. I'm easy. I don't know.

Jerry, what do you say? You wanna do it?

Yeah. I do. Absolutely.

No. You do it, Neil.

You don't sit on the bench

when you're batting a thousand.

Wow. Well...if you're sure.

I don't know. Is that OK with you, Jerry?

- But we did the heavy lifting on that.

- No. It's fine.

Good. Ah.

Just keep passing every test.

Big plans for you, Neil.

Big plans. You have a second?

- Neil Randall's office.

- Hey, Judy. It's Abby.

- Hi, Mrs. Randall. Happy birthday.

- Thank you so much.

Is Neil around?

Uh, he's just finishing up with Karl.

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