I think so. I think your work is better,
in fact, than it's ever been.

- Do you?
- Yeah.

Well, I have to admit that I have received
some rather special compliments lately.

- Oh, yeah?
- Uh-huh.

Yes. Well, my spirits are high.
I'm feeling good about myself.

Not to say that I don't run
into an occasional setback,

but I haven't really felt
so confident in a long time.

You look better than you have in ages.
Oh. Have you talked to Dad lately?
No. He's still in Greece.
When he comes back, I hope you'll
corroborate the state of my wellbeing.

Of course.
I've pulled myself together in a way
that he never thought possible.

- I mean, you're really impressive.
- Oh...

Well, maybe a reconciliation
could finally be discussed.

Think so?
Well, it hasn't been that much time.
I really don't... I don't know.
- Why are you always so negative?
- I don't think that was negative.

Oh, you're always reluctant to
encourage me. I don't know why.

Mother, I know that you're optimistic, but
it's important for you to be realistic, too.

- Is there something you're not saying?
- No.

Dr. Lobel doesn't think it's unrealistic
to hope that your father and I
might reconcile. It's just a goal.

Fine. I didn't say anything
to get in the way of that.

You always make it sound
as though it's impossible.

- I didn't say it was impossible.
- Yes, you did. You imply that a lot.

Renata thinks it's going to happen.
- I'm sure she didn't say that.
- She did. She implied that.

- Maybe you read into it.
- No. She just looks on the bright side.

Oh, great. That's wonderful. I just don't
think you should delude yourself either.

So there's no chance your father
will want to live with me?

- I didn't say that.
- Renata thinks there's a good chance.

- Just wait and see.
- You just refuse to encourage me.