Hot in Cleveland S05, Ep04 – The Undead

Season: 5
Episode: 4
Title: The Undead
Original Air Date: April 16, 2014


Guest Stars:
Susan Lucci: Susan Lucci
Craig Ferguson: Simon
Matt Iseman: Mike
Laird Macintosh: Ram
Sarah Taylor: Mourner
David Cheaney: Bill
Josh Margolin: Dennis


Synopsis: Melanie’s new boyfriend likes to be the little spoon and Melanie doesn’t know how to deal. In the living room the girls are discussing this with Simon as well. He looks extremely uncomfortable. Luckily, he has to leave to go try and take a bad photo of Halle Berry. An FBI agent knocks on the door and tells Victoria that Emmet has been killed in a plane crash. Joy comes down to tell Victoria that she has located him and he’s alive. Victoria is thrilled. She opens a pair of shoes she ordered, but is surprised to find hiking boots. Inside is a note from Emmet. He’s got a private plane scheduled to pick her up Sunday and bring her to him. But he’ll understand if she doesn’t come. She decides to fake her own death. Elka will plan the funeral. Simon doesn’t know that it’s a fake death and freaks out. But he takes a picture of her before he goes off on another photo shoot. Later that night, in bed, Joy is looking through Simon’s photos and finds one of Victoria. She’s upset and he tries to smooth it over. But she kicks him out over Victoria and Emmet. The next day she is upset and tells the ladies what happened. At the fake funeral, Victoria shows up after all. The guest speakers are hilarious. Simon comes up to Joy and tells her that he won’t be breaking the story. Joy is overjoyed. Back at the house the ladies are truly devastated that Victoria is gone. And then she walks in the front door. Everyone is happy. Victoria says goodbye to Emmet and puts her ring back in the box. Melanie sleeps with Mike again and being the little spoon means she gets crushed. Joy and Simon are in bed. And he tells her he took to heart what she said and that he quit his job. Then he tells her about an opportunity in Sudan and that he doesn’t know how long he’d be gone he’s upset. But she urges him to go. He says he’ll come back but won’t make her wait in the mean time. They make love.


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Favorite Quotes:

* Joy: What do you think, Simon?
Simon: I think you’re confirming my worst fear that anything I do in bed will be analyzed and dissected by a pack of critical females.
Joy: You have nothing to worry about.
Elka: Yeah, we have no idea you’re an uncut jewel.

* Joy: Now, stay strong, Victoria. I’m working on a lead. There’s no phone or computer I can’t hack into.
Simon: Music to any boyfriend’s ears.

* Victoria: Now I just have to stage my funeral.
Elka: I’ll take care of that.
Victoria: Have you ever planned a funeral before?
Elka: I’ve been planning three of them since you moved in.

* Melanie: Oh, no! It’s Mike. The little spoon. I forgot we were going out tonight. Go hide, you’re dead.
Joy: That’s him? Pretty big for a little spoon.

* Simon: I don’t know. But if we’re gonna stay together, you gotta learn that I’m the one that wears the pants in this relationship.
Joy: Those are my pants.
Simon: I should have known! They’re busting my balls!

* Melanie: So once again, last night, I was the big spoon. I’m just gonna have to tell him straight to his face.
Elka: Make a nice change from talking to his neck.

* Joy: I can’t believe Victoria is really gone.
Elka: I can’t believe I miss her.
Melanie: I’m worried about her. I mean, it gets down to 20 below in Kafiristan. This is a woman who doesn’t own anything with sleeves.


Transcript:

Mike: That was great.
Melanie: [Giggles]
Mike: You are amazing.
Melanie: Thank you. You’re not so bad yourself.
Mike: So do you want to spoon?
Melanie: Yeah!

Joy: He wants to be the little spoon?
Melanie: Yes, which makes me the big spoon.
Victoria: That’s crazy.
Melanie: I know!
Elka: No woman should be the jet pack.
Victoria: Well, was the sex worth it?
Melanie: He did a couple of things. Two that were good, one not so good. It’s rare to find a man that’s good at that, let’s face it, right?
Joy: You have a point, yeah. Well, you should just tell him the truth about the spooning. What do you think, Simon?
Simon: I think you’re confirming my worst fear that anything I do in bed will be analyzed and dissected by a pack of critical females.
Joy: You have nothing to worry about.
Elka: Yeah, we have no idea you’re an uncut jewel.
Melanie: Simon’s right, no guy wants to hear what annoys you about him.
Victoria: I used to get annoyed when Emmet used his netti pot to clear his sinuses. What I wouldn’t give now to see him pour salted water in one nostril and watch it slowly drip out of the other. You know, one time he couldn’t find it, so he used that coffee creamer.
Joy: Now, stay strong, Victoria. I’m working on a lead. There’s no phone or computer I can’t hack into.
Simon: Music to any boyfriend’s ears. Ah, well, I’m off. Halle Berry is in town visiting relatives, and Star Magazine wants a shot. If I can find the smallest trace of cellulite on her thighs, I’ll get the cover.
Melanie: A shot of Halle Berry with cellulite would make my day.
Joy: Oh, God, that would be so great!
Melanie: Right?
Simon: Well, off to do God’s work.
Joy: I’ll walk you out.
Victoria: Now I can open these.
Melanie: Yes.
Victoria: You never want to open shoes in front of a man. They always questions like, “how can you walk in those things?” Or, “don’t you have six pairs just like that?” Or, “how can one pair of shoes cost $3,000?” I mean, they’re idiots. Hey, I didn’t order these. What are these monstrosities?
Elka: They’re called “hiking boots.”
Victoria: All right. And what do you do with them?
Agent: [Knock at door] Excuse me, Miss Chase?
Victoria: Oh. It’s that new FBI agent who’s following me. [Sighs] Oh, Agent Monroe. What is it?
Agent: Miss Chase
Victoria: Yes?
Agent: I regret to inform you there has been a plane crash in the mountains of Kafiristan. Your husband was on board. There were no survivors.
Victoria: What? Wha – Emmet is dead?
Agent: I’m sorry for your loss. [Sighs]
Joy: I have news about Emmet!
Victoria: I know. He’s dead.
Joy: No, he’s not. And I know where he is.
Victoria: Emmet’s alive?
Joy: He was spotted ten minutes ago.
Victoria: Well, how can you be sure it was him?
Joy: I’ve been monitoring your fan website, ilovevictoriachase.com, for unusual activity, and there are only two IP addresses in the world that log on to that site multiple times a day. One, right here in this house.
Victoria: Just one in this house? N-never mind.
Joy: The other is from a remote region in the mountains of Kafiristan, and I just spoke to a villager there who saw a tall white man pouring water in and out of his nose.
Victoria: Oh, my Emmet! Honey, he’s alive! Oh, I have so many questions and emotions. Why hasn’t Emmet gotten in touch with me? I haven’t heard anything from him since that note that he left in my wedding shoe at Oh, my God. The hideous boots. [Gasps] “Victoria, here is the plan I promised you. “I faked my own death, hoping you might join me in fake death until real death do us part.”
Melanie: Wait, he’s asking you to fake your own death? That is crazy.
Elka: I faked my own death to get out of the Columbia Record Club.
Melanie: Mm. He says a private plane will be waiting for me at noon on Sunday, and he enclosed his wedding ring. “If I see you again, slip it back on my finger. If not, keep it as a memento of the man who remains eternally yours, Emmet.”
Joy: What are you gonna do?
Victoria: I don’t know. It It’s crazy. I mean, if I go to Kafiristan, then I won’t ever see you guys again or my children.
Joy: Honey, you can’t seriously be considering this.
Victoria: Of course I would have to tell my family the truth, but they’d keep my secret. Look, I know there are a hundred reasons I shouldn’t go, but there’s one reason I have to. I love him.
Melanie: Victoria, no, you can’t go. You don’t even know where Kafiristan is.
Victoria: I don’t know where anything is! But I know how to pop an Ambien and get on a private plane. Look, I have made my decision, and there is nothing you can do to stop me. Of course my public will expect me to die in dramatic fashion elegantly, cinematically. I’ve got it I am so despondent over Emmet’s death that I throw myself off a bridge. And no one can ever find my body. Now I just have to stage my funeral.
Elka: I’ll take care of that.
Victoria: Have you ever planned a funeral before?
Elka: I’ve been planning three of them since you moved in.

Victoria: Mm, no, these are the smoothest. Definitely go with dove dark chocolate for the Victoria Chase memorial swag bags.
Melanie: Shh, I’m on with CNN. Oh, yes, hi, this is Victoria Chase’s publicist with details about her death.
Victoria: [Whispering] Tragic death.
Melanie: Tragic death.
Victoria: You’re doing it all wrong. I’ll get the script.
Melanie: [Sighs] Yeah, well, yes, grieving the loss of her husband, Victoria leapt to her death from Veteran’s Bridge.
Simon: Oh, my God! Victoria’s dead?
Joy: Shh!
Victoria: Excuse me, Simon.
Simon: Aah!
Melanie: “She was so thin and weightless, she barely made a splash. Services will be held Sunday at noon at the Cleveland Playhouse.” Yes, thank you.
Simon: What’s going on?
Joy: Victoria’s faking her death because Emmet faked his.
Simon: Maybe it’s because I’m in journalism, but I think there might be a story here.
Joy: Simon, kitchen. You can’t reveal any of this in the press.
Simon: But an expose on Emmet would be huge. I can see the headline now, “Emmet Lawson is not really dead because he faked his own death.” Don’t worry, someone else writes the headline.
Joy: Yeah, but you can’t do that to Victoria. Or me or us, right?
Simon: No, of course. I get it.
Joy: Okay, then, thank you. Mwah. Simon promised he won’t do the story.
Victoria: Oh, thank God.
[Camera shutter clicks]
[Doorbell rings]
Melanie: Oh, no! It’s Mike. The little spoon. I forgot we were going out tonight. Go hide, you’re dead.
Joy: That’s him? Pretty big for a little spoon.
Melanie: I know! It’s all wrong. But I have a brilliant plan. Tonight, I’m gonna beat him to the little spoon position.

Melanie: Shall we spoon?
Mike: Sure. [Sighs] Hey, where are ya? My back’s getting cold.
Melanie: [Sighs] Be right there.

Joy: Unbelievable. Halle Berry looks good in every photo. Ooh, here’s one. Her legs look pale and pasty, and I see some cellulite! And it’s me. Wait, why do you have a picture of Victoria? And it’s date stamped today. Simon, you promised!
Simon: Sorry, it’s a reflex action. I see a celebrity misbehaving, I snap a photo.
Joy: But Victoria is our friend.
Simon: Well, I could keep Victoria out of it. Emmet is the real story.
Joy: But that would hurt Victoria too.
Simon: Well, all of my photos hurt somebody. That’s my job.
Joy: Well, if it’s made you so callous, maybe you shouldn’t do that job!
Simon: Says the woman who just spent ten minutes trying to find a trace of cellulite on Halle Berry’s ass!
Joy: That’s different. And don’t ask why, it just is. Simon, you said yourself you were sick of hiding in trees and dumpsters and taking pictures of celebrities pumping gas.
Simon: Why do people want celebrities to be just like us? It makes no sense! Joy, one photo of Emmet Lawson alive would be worth millions. I could get out of the game and still pay for our grandson’s education.
Joy: I wouldn’t let that money go to Wilbur. Simon, if you do this, we’re through.
Simon: What, you’re threatening me now? You can’t tell me how to run my business.
Joy: Maybe not, but I can tell you to get out of my bed!
Simon: Oh, fine!
Joy: So what are you gonna do?
Simon: I don’t know. But if we’re gonna stay together, you gotta learn that I’m the one that wears the pants in this relationship.
Joy: Those are my pants.
Simon: I should have known! They’re busting my balls!

Melanie: So once again, last night, I was the big spoon. I’m just gonna have to tell him straight to his face.
Elka: Make a nice change from talking to his neck.
Joy: Has Simon called?
Melanie: No, why, what’s up?
Joy: We had a fight. He wants to break the story about you and Emmet.
Melanie: What?
Victoria: You’ve got to stop him.
Joy: I hope I did. I told him if he went ahead with it, he’d never see me again.
Elka: Couldn’t you have come up with a better threat?
Melanie: Listen, what are we gonna do?
Victoria: I can’t do anything. Everything is in motion. I’ve got a plane to catch. If Simon does this, then Emmet and I are just gonna have to stay one step ahead of him.
Melanie: I can’t believe you’re leaving. I’m gonna miss you so much.
Victoria: Me too. You’re my best friends, and I love you.
Joy: I can’t imagine what it’s gonna be like living here without you.
Victoria: I know. I’ve been the sun that you three revolve around. But still, I know, it’s hard to say good-bye.
Elka: You’re making it easier.

Speaker: I directed Victoria in 27 Lifetime Original Movies, and although she never learned my name, I was proud to call her my friend. Thank you.
Melanie: Sadly, Victoria’s daughter Emmy could not join us today, but she sends these words. “My mother was an angel and an inspiration to me. We were blessed to have had such a bright, brilliant flame in our lives. I will be heartbroken without her.”
[Cries]
Victoria: It’s especially sad when they’re taken so young.
Lady: She lived a full life.
Victoria: True, but still, she died young.
Lady: Well –
Victoria: She was young.
Melanie: And I know you remember this man. Ram Sterling, from Edge of Tomorrow.
[Applause]
Ram: Victoria Chase was a miracle worker. We did a scene on Edge where she first shot me, then made love to me before leaving me to die in an abandoned diamond mine. When I read it, I thought, “no way.” But Vic acted it real, and it sang. It was a gift to play her brother all those years. Now, some of you may know that I am a amateur painter. And in the final season of Edge of Tomorrow, Victoria graciously posed for a nude portrait on the condition that I would not show it until after her death.
Victoria: Oh, dear God. Those are real.
Joy: Simon!
Simon: Before you say anything, I deleted the photo, and I’m not gonna do the story on Emmet. But not because my girlfriend told me to. I decided on my own.
Joy: Still, this girlfriend must be pretty amazing for you to do that.
Simon: She is.
Joy: Well, then you better not tell her that I’m about to kiss you.
Melanie: Thank you, Ram, for that, uh, wonderfully graphic tribute. And now, Victoria’s dear friend Elka Ostrovsky would like to say a few words.
Elka: Victoria Chase may have been vain, bubble-headed, and crazy
Melanie: But?
Elka: There’s no “but.”
Joy: Victoria was more than a friend to me. She was a sister. Loyal and generous and wiser than she ever got credit for. I’ll miss you forever, my darling.
Melanie: We all will. We love you, Victoria. You are leaving a hole in our lives that can never be filled.
Susan Lucci: May I say something, please? [Applause]
Victoria: Lucci.
Susan Lucci: Thank you so much. And thank you, Victoria, for so many, many, many years of work. Rising before dawn to put on all that makeup in a brave but futile attempt to hide the ravages of time. And now, picturing her in a coffin reminds me of those performances. Stiff and lifeless, held together with chemicals and glue. Something best buried and forgotten. Oh, Victoria. I promised myself I wouldn’t cry, and I’ve kept that promise. Thank you.
[Applause]
[All gasping]
Susan Lucci: What? We all know I deserved to win that year.

Joy: I can’t believe Victoria is really gone.
Elka: I can’t believe I miss her.
Melanie: I’m worried about her. I mean, it gets down to 20 below in Kafiristan. This is a woman who doesn’t own anything with sleeves.
Victoria: [Sighs] Hello, everyone.
Joy: Victoria, you’re here!
Melanie: Oh, honey, you didn’t go!
Victoria: No, I just – I couldn’t do it.
Joy: Oh.
Victoria: Of course, I had to go and just take a peek at my own funeral, but oh, look, I It just convinced me that I had too many reasons to stay. You know, I love Emmet, but I can’t just kill off everyone else in my life. But what am I gonna do now? I mean, the whole world thinks that I threw myself off a bridge.
Melanie: [Sighs] Actually, nobody thinks that.
Victoria: What?
Joy: We never reported your fake death.
Victoria: No, but Melanie was on the phone with–
Melanie: I was never on the phone with the press. And that memorial service was staged.
Elka: It was a fake fake funeral.
Joy: Victoria, we know you. A room full of people singing your praises. We knew you couldn’t pass that up. And once you realized what you’d be giving up, we hoped you’d come to your senses.
Victoria: Oh, my God. So none of those nice things people were saying were true.
Melanie: No, honey, they were true. We told them that it was part of a new reality show called “Celebrity Funerals” which we would film now and air immediately after you do die.
Victoria: I would watch that show.
Joy: Well, we’re really glad you stayed, and I’m sure Emmet will understand.
Victoria: Oh, but it breaks my heart. As happy as I am that Emmet is alive, I’m never gonna see him again.
Melanie: Oh, come on, you don’t know that. But no matter what happens, we will help you through it.
Victoria: Well, I’m counting on that. [Sighs] Okay. Goodbye, Emmet. Until we meet again.

Mike: [Sighs] Why didn’t you say anything?
Melanie: I didn’t want to hurt your feelings.
Mike: Look, I’ve never spooned the other way before, but what the hell? A guy can change, right?
Melanie: Okay.
Mike: How’s this for you?
Melanie: I love it.

Joy: I have got the biggest thank-you planned for what you did today.
Simon: Well, before you thank my brains out, which I’m very much looking forward to, I want to talk to you about something. Victoria’s funeral got me thinking about what I want to do before I die. I want you to look at me and see a good guy, not someone who’s remembered for getting a photo of Gwyneth Paltrow in an unflattering bathing suit.
Joy: Does that exist?
Simon: Yes, but that’s not important. What’s important is, you’ve inspired me to make a change. I quit my job.
Joy: You did? What are you gonna do?
Simon: Well, here’s where it gets tricky. A buddy of mine is making a documentary in the Sudan, and he’s asked me to be part of it.
Joy: Oh, Simon, that’s so exciting! You’ve always wanted to do that.
Simon: Yeah, but I’d be embedded with an elite military unit. They want me to leave next week. I wouldn’t know where I was going or how long I’d be gone.
Joy: Oh. Well, of course, you have to say yes.
Simon: Are you sure?
Joy: I am.
Simon: I can’t ask you to wait for me. Don’t get me wrong, I want you to. I just don’t think it’d be fair. I feel terrible. It’s like it’s 30 years ago, and I’m leaving you again.
Joy: Only this time, I’m being left by a better man. Maybe we shouldn’t talk about your leaving.
Simon: Yes, let’s remember that we’re British and pretend that everything is normal.
Joy: Yes, keep calm and carry on. Just how unflattering was Gwyneth’s bathing suit?
Simon: Hideous Flattened her breasts and gave her back fat.
Joy: Oh, yes!

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