MASON AND JULIA'S FIRST MEETING
TimeJune 1985 (Episode #219)
SettingState Street Bistro
CharactersMason and Julia
PremiseIn the previous scene, Julia Wainwright arrives at the State Street Bistro to meet with Jack Lee, her ex-boyfriend who offered her a job. Following the meeting, she learns from the bartender that a table at the bistro is reserved and used as a law office. Her curiosity piqued, Julia decides to sit at the table and wait for this mystery lawyer to arrive.
Mason arrives at the State Street Bistro and sees Julia sitting at his "law office" table. He immediately mistakes her for one of Ginger's hookers.
Mason: Well, I must say Ginger's certainly hiring a better breed of employee these days.
Julia: I beg your pardon?
Mason: No, it's all right. I work for Ginger, too. Though probably not as hard as you do. Tell me, since you obviously handle mostly her, uh, carriage trade, would you mind telling me how much you charge? Um, um... I'm not making untoward advances, just sort of professional curiosity. Do you, um, do you get more than a hundred dollars?
Julia: I make more than a hundred dollars for cab fare.
Mason: Wow. You must be pretty good at what you do!
Julia: I'd like to think so. Although what I'm not very good at is talking to strangers. So if you wouldn't mind going back to wherever it was that you came from...
Mason: Wait a minute. Don't you work for Ginger Jones?
Julia: I don't know who Ginger Jones is, although I can guess. I'm not exactly into that kind of thing.
Mason: Ohh, I beg your pardon. I just assumed... You see, I'm expecting, uh, I'm very sorry. Silly me!
Julia: Silly you! You won't mind, then, if I ask you to leave?
Mason: Well, actually this is my table. My office, so to speak, and I do have have some work to catch up on. So I'm afraid I'm going to have to ask you to leave.
Julia looks at the nameplate on the table.
Julia: You're Mason Capwell?
Mason: That's right.
Mason grins. Although Julia is shocked, she can't help letting out a laugh.
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