Mary I, too thought Elinor’s words were a bit odd. She’s said several things lately that, taken without the thought balloon would be just nasty comments. I wonder how Beth feels about them given that she can’t read thoughts.JP Today we see the basis of Alan’s worries. Money. Since he’s a wealthy, successful author and Avery is paying him a tidy sum to write the screenplay from his book, I don’t think a single bad review in an obscure magazine for book authors will make much of a difference in sales. Can anyone say “over reacting”?Rex I agree that Sarah’s book deal is highly improbably, but I doubt the museum people are sinister.