Amanda Bedford Carrington : [restaurant table, La Mirage] So, do we talk about her over the first course, or should we wait for dessert?
Prince Michael of Moldavia : Elena.
Amanda Bedford Carrington : The determined Duchess of Branagh who followed you all the way from Moldavia to Denver.
Prince Michael of Moldavia : To help my father regain his throne. There's nothing personal.
Amanda Bedford Carrington : If you insist. Look, Michael, as far as I'm concerned, you can do whatever you like with her. Just keep her out of my sight.
[Michael scoffs, raises his glass]
Elena, Duchess of Branagh : [enters restaurant, wearing bare-shouldered evening dress] Good evening, Your Highnesses. I couldn't help but notice the two most attractive people in the room.
[her manner very haughty towards Amanda, taunting]
Prince Michael of Moldavia : Elena, how nice to see you. Please, come and join us.
Elena, Duchess of Branagh : Thank you. Ahem.
[gives Amanda a smugly satisfied look]
Elena, Duchess of Branagh : Michael, I've heard from the underground. The man called Dmitrov, our key contact, he's been captured.
Amanda Bedford Carrington : [impatiently] Elena, my husband and I are having dinner right now. So, would you mind continuing your discussion tomorrow?
Prince Michael of Moldavia : Amanda!
Elena, Duchess of Branagh : Michael.
[quite satisfied with this development]
Elena, Duchess of Branagh : Allow me, please.
[leaning forward, thinly-veiled aggression]
Elena, Duchess of Branagh : There are people's lives at stake here, and every moment we delay could cost more.
Amanda Bedford Carrington : Every moment? Isn't that a little bit of an exaggeration?
Prince Michael of Moldavia : [intervening] Elena, why don't we meet on this first thing in the morning? You see, I did promise my wife a very special dinner.
Elena, Duchess of Branagh : Of course.
[derisive look at Amanda]
Elena, Duchess of Branagh : Excuse me, Your Highnesses.
[very coldly saying that last word, aimed at Amanda - then leaves, mission clearly accomplished]
Amanda Bedford Carrington : [to Michael, as she rises] Will you excuse me for a moment?
[clearly going after Elena, as Michael just sits there shaking his head]
Elena, Duchess of Branagh : [in front of the La Mirage bathroom mirror, as Amanda sails into her] What are you doing? Keep your hands off me!
Amanda Bedford Carrington : It's not gonna work. Do you understand?
Elena, Duchess of Branagh : [in her heavy accent] No, I do not understand. Just what are you saying?
Amanda Bedford Carrington : You may be able to fool other people with your political idealism, your love for Moldavia, but you can't fool me. Because I know it's my husband that you want.
Elena, Duchess of Branagh : Oh, God, how blind you are, Amanda. Can't you see what's brought me here? Humiliation. You don't know what it's like to lose your homeland, to have people despise you because your father is a traitor. You just do not know.
Amanda Bedford Carrington : I do know a liar and a hypocrite when I see one. So stay out of our lives.
[pushes Elena out of the way, causing her to reel, and burst out into tears, covering her eyes with her hands]