Well, I got lucky (?) and got a copy of the shooting script for "You’re Welcome." This was the Yellow draft, (the fourth revision), dated December 2, 2003.
Completely sucks to see Charisma Carpenter listed with the guest stars, BTW.
I didn’t like this episode, and after reading the shooting script, I still don’t like the episode. That is the end of the editorializing.
All I’ve ever watched were the scenes Charisma was in, so if the non-Cordy scenes were different, I don’t know about it. Enjoy...
After Angel gets the first phone call...
EXT. ANGEL’S CAR - DAY
Zooming along a tree-lined street.
INT. ANGEL’S CAR - DAY
Angel’s behind the wheel. Wesley’s at his side.
When did she regain consciousness?
They didn’t say.
Or maybe they did. Tell you the
truth, didn’t hear much of anything
else after they said she’s awake.
Can she speak?
I don’t know. But if she can hear
us... I don’t want her to know about
what’s going on. We’ll ease her into
it. Just make sure she knows we’re
okay, and that... it’s all okay.
Wes eyes him on that. Angel returns the look.
(with a nod)
We’ll take it slow. She’s been in a
coma for almost a year.
It’s unlikely she’ll be well enough
to move for some time. Her muscles
will have atrophied. And her brain
capacity... it could be affected.
She’s back. That’s all I care about.
EXT. ANGEL’S CAR - DAY
As the car continues on...
When Angel hugs Cordy...
Okay... Vampire strength... crushing
fragile body... ribs cracking...
This had to be Minear’s contribution. It comes at the end of Cordy’s speech about how great mystical comas are.
... I didn’t even get
In the elevator at W&H...
She tentatively exits the elevator. ARM around her as she,
apprehensively, takes in the expanse of the place.
Oh, my sweet chocolatey Buddha.
After Cordy leaves the elevator and that slave thing is taken away.
He’s, uh... That’s nothing to—
(changing the subject)
Hey — Wanna see my office?
He gestures toward it, pointing Cordy in the right direction.
As she moves off toward it, Angel throws an aside to Wesley.
Called everybody, right?
Wesley nods as they move to join her.
INT. WOLFRAM & HART - ANGEL’S OFFICE - CONTINUOUS
As they enter...
You can relax now. It’s perfectly
Cordy YELPS again as she sees—
LORNE, GUNN, and FRED standing near the conference table,
realizing the coronary they just gave her.
We... really weren’t sure what else
I was a big proponent of "CC in da
Hizzy," but you can guess how fast
that got shut down. Are you huggable?
The "reunion" with Harmony went slightly differently. Cordy still didn’t stake her though. More proof it wasn’t really Cordy.
OH MY GOD!
Cordy jumps with a start again as she and the others turn to
see HARMONY in the doorway.
(aside to Wesley)
You didn’t call—?
Harmony rushes at Cordy, arms outstretched, squealing. Cordy
practically clambers over the back of the chair to get away.
I can’t believe you’re here!
She grips her into a big ol’ hug, squeezing her. Cordy
glares at Angel over Harmony’s shoulder.
(as she breaks away)
Especially since the last time I saw you,
you tried to kill me.
(a little abashed)
Harmony is, uh... Actually... She’s
Cordy stares at him, then at Harmony, and shakes her head.
Oh, this just gets better and better.
I know! You and me, together again.
So... how was the coma?
Cordy shoots Angel a look.
Um, Harmony... Think Cordy’s had
enough excitement for one day...
Maybe you... Maybe everybody should
get back to work.
As the others file out.
He’s such a slave driver.
She mouths "We’ll talk later" to Cordy and exits. Last to
leave, Lorne turns to Cordy at the doorway.
In the office, after Cordy tells Angel she had another vision.
Cordy crosses to the window that looks out into the lobby.
You. In trouble.
Harmony spots her and waves.
And I’m beginning to see how much.
Also, these weird symbols. Glyphs,
I guess. On a wall. And... on
flesh. A tattoo. And... there’s a
woman standing behind you.
In this script, Cordy was watching Doyle’s ad while sitting on the floor in Angel’s living room.
A decorating touch that didn’t make it into the episode.
That’s right, pal!
They dazzled you with shiny object
and you guys just fell for it hook,
Is that a real Lichtenstein?
(off his nod)
(snapping out if it)
Anyway, there’s no reason you can
give me for why you’re---
Another Minear contribution.
They’re protection runes, derived
from the Enochian alphabet.
The lawyer who checked out the massive amounts of cleavage Cordy sported throughout the episode is not in this shooting script. And on the subject, at no time is Cordelia’s clothing, other than the hospital gown, described. Obviously Fury’s directorial choice. One wonders...
In this script, Cordy grabs Eve by the hair, not the ear.
Cordy’s goodbye speech was slightly different.
Don’t make it hard, Angel. I’m just
on a different road, and this is my
off-ramp. You know what kind of hell
I’ve been through; I couldn’t tough
that out any more. Powers That Be
owed me one. And I didn’t waste it.
Got my boy back on track.
I guess they wanted to keep the "sooper sekrit" ending a surprise from everyone, cast and crew included, because the script ends thusly:
She kisses him — he responds, the two of them sinking into
each other warmly. A few seconds, then they break apart, and
END OF SHOW