Once and Again (1999–2002)
Evan Rachel Wood: Jessie Sammler
Katie Singer : Oh, look you missed the trash.
Jessie Sammler : I wasn't gonna throw it away.
Katie Singer : Fine, whatever. Can I just have it back please?
Jessie Sammler : You want the letter back?
Katie Singer : Look, I've humiliated myself enough as it is.
Jessie Sammler : How?
Katie Singer : Because... I shouldn't have written all that stuff.
Jessie Sammler : It's okay!
Katie Singer : It's obviously not okay, you're barely even talking to me.
Jessie Sammler : I just wanna be friends!
Katie Singer : That's what I want!
Jessie Sammler : Well from your letter, it just...
Katie Singer : No, forget this stupid letter... I don't want anything you don't want.
Jessie Sammler : I just wanna be friends.
Katie Singer : Me too.
Jessie Sammler : I've just been really...
Katie Singer : Confused, I know.
Jessie Sammler : The fact that I didn't know what to do, and you're really important to me.
Katie Singer : I am?
Jessie Sammler : Yes, don't you know that?
Katie Singer : Because you are so important to me.
Jessie Sammler : So can we just be friends, I mean, am I still your friend?
Katie Singer : Yes, of course, oh my god.
Katie Singer : Of course you're still my friend. Let's just throw this stupid letter out, ok?
Jessie Sammler : I can't. I can't throw it away. I wanna keep it forever.
[Jessie gives Katie a very passionate kiss]
Jessie Sammler : I just think that sometimes things happen between people that you don't really expect. And sometimes the things that are important are the ones that seem the weirdest or the most wrong. And those are the ones that change your life.
Boy : Hey Jessie, can I ask you something?
Jessie Sammler : Sure, it's free country.
Boy : Will you have sex with me?
Jessie Sammler : [sighs] Okay.
Boy : Are you serious?
Jessie Sammler : Yea, but it has to be today! Now or never!
Boy : Well, I can't today, I have basketball practice.
Jessie Sammler : Sorry.
[Jessie walks away]
Boy : Jessie, you're a fox!
[Jessie rolls eyes]
Katie Singer : You ever notice how no one our age dresses to show who they are, they dress to hide who they are and then some guy figures this out and makes like a billion dollars and...
[realizes she is babbling]
Katie Singer : I'm sorry, I'm talking too much.
Jessie Sammler : [smiles] No, it's okay, I like it.
Therapist : So, your friend is gay...
Jessie Sammler : No no no. My friend being gay wouldn't bother me. What bothers me is people saying she's gay if she's not. Like there are girls in my school who say they're gay, and know if they are or they aren't but at least it's their choice to say it.
Therapist : I see.
Jessie Sammler : And with Katie, I just don't think that she is because I know her really well. And if she was, she would be going to that meeting tonight and she's not, so she's obviously not gay.
Therapist : Well, that settles it then.
[Lily and Rick are contemplating having more children]
Jessie Sammler : You guys should totally do it.
Eli Sammler : Yeah, any kid you guys had would know every single word of 'The Philadelphia Story'.
Grace Manning : Oh, and all those stupid tenor songs you listen to.
Grace Manning : I am a tenor! I love myself! Oh, I'm a tenor and I am so amazing! I looove myseeeeelf!
Eli Sammler : It's so weird that she doesn't miss me, 'cause I'm never gonna stop missing her.
Grace Manning : I know.
Eli Sammler : You're like the only person who does know.
[they both slowly start to move their faces closer together]
Eli Sammler : [whispers] that's a really pretty dress
[lips are about to touch]
Jessie Sammler : They called off the wedding.
Katie Singer : Oh my God.
Jessie Sammler : What?
Katie Singer : Did you hear? It's all over school.
Jessie Sammler : You mean about... us?
Katie Singer : No, not us! Your stepsister! And Mr. Dimitri!
Jessie Sammler : Oh no. Oh my God.
Katie Singer : Apparently they like - practically had sex.
Jessie Sammler : What? You mean - at the movies?
Katie Singer : I don't know. But Tad said that Russell said that Alexa said she saw them. With her own eyes.
Katie Singer : [Jessie stops and thinks] Are you like - totally stunned?
Jessie Sammler : Not totally.
Katie Singer : [jokingly] Anyway... why would anyone be talking about us?
Jessie Sammler : [also joking] no reason.