As The World Turns Transcript Friday 8/3/01

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[Knock at door]

[Craig answers the door and falls into Sierra’s arms]

Sierra: I knew if I called, you probably wouldn't let me come over, but I had to see you before you showed up in court tomorrow, make sure you're all right.

Craig: I've been better.

Sierra: You must be going crazy thinking about everything that's ahead.

Craig: Actually, I've been remembering.

Sierra: I have a copy of this photo.  I remember the day we took it.  It must have been ten years ago.

Craig: The kids had a lot less to worry about then, huh?

Sierra: Just fighting over who would sit in the front seat.

Craig: And now, they get to deal with a dad in prison.

Sierra: Why are you saying that?  You haven't even gone to trial yet.

Craig: I don't have to go to trial.

Sierra: What are you talking about?

Craig: The D.A. offered me a deal.

Sierra: You're not going to take it, I hope.

Craig: At first, I wasn't, but the more I think about it, the more I think maybe I should. 

Molly: Carly, I think it's working.

Carly: How do you know that?

Molly: Well, because it was working when you checked it five minutes ago, so I can only assume that it's still working right now.

Carly: I'm not going to assume anything.  If I miss this call from Rose, I will die.  I need her to call me.  I need her to tell me that she found the tape in the security camera from the night of Craig's wedding.  I need her to give me that tape.  If she doesn't, and it gets into someone's hands, the wrong hands, my life is over.

Molly: I don't know about your life, but it will be very tough to face Jack after he's seen you and Craig Montgomery in a lip-lock.

Carly: Is that supposed to be comforting?

Molly: Jack has been mega-understanding so far, Carly, but once he finds out the sneaky kiss, I mean, even Jack Snyder must have limits to his patience.

Carly: I know, and I do not want to test those limits.  That is why I need Rose to bring me the tape.

Molly: Oh, I just thought of something.

Carly: What?  That doesn't sound so good.

Molly: No.  What if Rose gets curious, and she decides to look at the tape for herself?  She's going to get an eyeful of you and Craig Montgomery making out.

Carly: We -- we weren't making out!  It was just a kiss.  And what was I supposed to do, just March into the Lakeview and demand a room with a private screening of the tapes?  I had to go to Rose for help.  What other choice did I have?

Molly: Leave it alone?

Carly: Too risky, Molly.

Molly: And trusting a complete stranger, basically, is not risky?

Carly: It isn't a matter of trust.  It's a matter or probability.  Those security cameras run 24/7, right?  So even if Rose sees some of what was on the tape, what are the chances she's gonna see the exact two seconds that Craig was kissing me?

Molly: Two seconds?

Carly: Okay, 10 seconds, 20 seconds tops.  The point is that I can read people pretty well, and Rose seemed to buy my whole thing about the lost bracelet, so --

Molly: Are you sure?

Carly: You said yourself, we don't know each other very well.  Why would she assume that I had some kind of ulterior motive?  Oh, come on, Molly.  There's no way, there's no reason she would think that I was up to something.  She'll probably just get the tape from the manager and give it to me.  Maybe she won't even look at it at all. 

Paul: Where did you -- where did you get these?

Rose: It all started with some phony story that Carly lost some bracelet.

If she lost a bracelet, it must be stuck down Craig's throat.

Paul: What?

Rose: Nevermind.  What do you think?

Paul: I think these are exactly what the district attorney needs to put Craig and Carly away for a very, very long time.  Okay, I've got to get on these right away.

Rose: Yes, you do.  You go.  You run with that.

Paul: Rose, I don't know what to say.  You keep coming through for me.

Rose: Oh!

Paul: You're incredible.  You are incredible.

[Paul hugs Rose and kisses her on the cheek]

Rose: Oh, and I thought Italians were emotional.  Look at you.

Paul: You hit the jackpot on this one.

Rose: Yes, I did.  Oh, wow.  Are you sure you're not, like, a little bit of Italian?

Paul: I don't think so.  Today, I feel 100% Irish with luck like this.

Rose: No jury's gonna feel pity for that guy, you know, getting a little on the side on the day of his wedding with someone who is not his bride.

Paul: These were taken on the day of the wedding?

Rose: Yeah.  Look.  Look at the date.

Paul: You almost got away with it, didn't you, Craig?  Almost.

Rose: So what's our next move?

Paul: First, I need to know where you got these.

Rose: Oh, you're not gonna believe this.  It was, like, handed to me on a silver platter by Carly Tenney herself.

Paul: You're right, I don't believe you.  What happened?

Rose: She came over to Lucinda's looking for Lily.  She had this desperate look in her eye, you know?  I asked her what was wrong.  She fed me this line of garbage, said she wanted to look at the security cameras the day of the wedding to see if she lost this bracelet.

Paul: But you knew there was more to it?

Rose: She might as well have said "flimsy excuse" tattooed across her chest.  But you know what?  I said I bought her story.  I said I'd look into it. I found these.

Paul: Okay, so no one else has seen these besides you?

Rose: No, no.  I saw them.  I said, "You'd want to look at them and bring them right to the D.A."

Paul: Okay, well, let me ask you one more favor, Rose.

Rose: Anything.

Paul: I need you to talk to Carly and play dumb like you haven't seen anything.  Can you do that?

Rose: Very well.  After what Montgomery did to Lucinda's company, and Carly, that broad, trying to help him out, it would be my pleasure to bring them both down a couple of pegs.

Emily: Hal, this is insane.  I cannot go with you.

Hal: Why?  Don't you trust me?

Emily: No, of course it's not that.  It's just, I've got too much to do.

Hal: At this hour?

Emily: Look, tomorrow morning's cover is about Craig and his possible innocence.  I've got to be at the office.  I have to oversee this.

Hal: Emily, your dedication is admirable, but in this case, it's also stupid.

You've got your safety to think about here.

Emily: I can take care of myself.

Hal: Emily, someone broke into your house tonight.  Do you have any idea what could have happened to you and Daniel if I hadn't shown up here?

Emily: Okay.  Okay, so maybe the paper can take a backseat for one day, but if somebody really is -- really is after me, then Daniel needs to go to his father's, and I need to take him to Tom, so --

Hal: Great.  Well, so pack a bag, and let's get out of here.

Emily: You know what?  It's gonna take me more than a few minutes, so, well, you know, look at all these toys and clothes.  Why don't you just go, and I'll meet you -- I'll meet you there.

Hal: All right.  Look, look, I tell you what.  I'll get into my car.  I'll circle the place a couple of times to make sure everything is secure, and then you follow me in your car.

Emily: Okay.  Tom -- I've got to go to Tom's.  I've got to come up with some excuse why I'm dropping off Daniel at Tom's.  If he sees you there, I --

I need some time, you know, just to --

Hal: All right.  He probably doesn't need to know about the whole thing right now.

Emily: Exactly.  Exactly, so I'll just meet you at your house.

Hal: All right, but you come there as soon as you drop him off.  You get it?

Emily: Yeah, I get it.  Aye, aye, captain.

Hal: Hey, I'm serious.

Emily: So am I.

[Cell phone rings]

Emily: Hello?  No, no, no.  I'm still coming.  Just, I've got to drop Daniel off at his father's, and then I'll be right over.  Just leave everything for me.

Paul: Okay.  If you play it that way with Carly, then everything else should fall in place.  Think you can handle it?

Rose: Are you kidding me?  Dealing with Carly Tenney, piece of cake.

Paul: Wait.  I can't believe you're real.

Rose: Yeah, I know I'm weird.

Paul: No, no, no, no.  I mean you're like my guardian angel.

Rose: Angel?  You said angel?  Wow.  No.  You don't know a lot of things that I've done in my past.

Paul: All I know is what you've done for me, and since I've been back in town, you've bailed me out three different times.  I owe you.

Rose: No, you don't.  No.  I mean, I haven't had anything better to do than help you, but I like it.  I really enjoy helping you, and if you put that creep, deal with him after what he's done to everybody, it helps me and my family, so let's think of it as a selfish act, okay?

Paul: Hey, I'm still eternally grateful.

Rose: Oh.

Paul: And if you ever need anything, I insist you come to me.

Rose: Anything?

Paul: That's what I said.

Rose: Oh.  Well, don't make promises you can't keep.

Paul: Don't worry.  I always find a way.

Rose: I bet you do.  I gotta go, because Carly -- I told her I'd get back to her right away.  I don't want her to get suspicious.

Paul: Okay.  Good thinking.  And call me when you're done.  I need to get these to the D.A.  Call me when you're done.  I want to make sure that Carly takes the bait.

Rose: I'll call you, yes, and she will take the bait.  You better believe it.

Don't worry.  Rosie D.'s on the case. 

Jessica: So I think we've got all our bases covered for tomorrow.  Do you have any questions regarding your testimony?

Jack: No.  I'm just going to lay out the evidence I found at the crime scene.  That should speak for itself.

Jessica: That evidence is a big part of our case.

Jack: I still don't understand why we have to drag Carly into this.

Jessica: Jack, I can't discuss another witnesses' testimony.  You know the protocol.

Jack: Yeah, I also know the woman I love is gonna be put through the legal wringer on the stand.

Margo: Jack, you are not the only person who's got a connection to this case.  We have all got to do our jobs objectively to ensure a fair outcome.

Jack: Yes, I understand that, Margo.  I just want to make sure that that fairness extends to Carly.

Jessica: She'll be treated like any other witness.

Jack: Fine, as long as you don't try to prove that anything went on between her and Craig, 'cause nothing did.  She said so.  I've got no reason to doubt her.

Jessica: Jack, I'm trying to build a case here.  If Carly's a part of that --

Jack: But she doesn't have to be, Jessica!  We've got a solid enough case against Craig without her.  The guy is obviously guilty.

Hal: You're wrong, Jack.  The guilty person's still out there, and he's about to strike again. 

Emily: If you want something done right -- get me Terry Elmore.  "Who is it?" Emily Stewart, a.k.a. your boss.  Terry, listen, hold the presses on page one.  No, it's not enough of an attention-grabber.  I want you to do it again.  This time, make the picture bleed, and redo the headline, okay?  Use 105-point courier.  I want people to be able to read this thing a mile away.

Yeah, yeah, yeah.  I got problems, too.  Just do your job, all right, if you want to keep it.

[Emily sighs]

Emily: Oh, boy. 

Carly: No, I'm sorry.

Molly: That's a first.

Carly: What?

Molly: Blueberry pie.  I seem to remember a time when you almost got fired from this place for sneaking a couple of them home.

Carly: Well, who can eat?  I keep thinking about Craig.

Molly: I guess that would make a girl lose her appetite.

Carly: Where is she?  She should be coming here with the tape, right?

She calls.  She doesn't tell me anything that's going on.

Molly: Oh, calm down, sweetheart.  You know what?  You're getting yourself all worked up, so relax.

Carly: All right.  I know.  You're right.  Okay, I'm not gonna think about Rose anymore.  I'm not gonna think about Craig anymore.  I'm just gonna think about you, okay?  So tell me.  What is the latest, most wonderful thing that's happening in your life?

Molly: Well, now that you finally ask, I do have some pretty incredible, interesting news.

Carly: Well, is it good news?  It better be good news, 'cause I need some of that.

Molly: It's good news, for me and Jake, anyway.  We found a place for the wedding, Carly.  It is big.  It is beautiful.  It is so romantic.

Carly: Oh, that sounds great.  Where is it?

Molly: Lucinda Walsh's house.

Carly: No, really.  Where is it?

Molly: Lucinda Walsh's house.  I know it sounds bizarre, Carly.  You know what?  She called Jake, had him over to our house to show us her gratitude for finding Matthew when he got kidnapped.  She wanted to throw us this wedding.  And I was like you at first.  I thought, "No way," but then, she showed me her grounds, Carly, and she started talking silk tents and roses, lots and lots of roses.  She's even giving me an orchestra.  So what can I say?  I had to say yes.  You think I'm crazy?

Carly: I just think that you should be really careful when it comes to Lucinda Walsh, and you above all people ought to know that.

Rose: Hey, Carly!  There you are.

Carly: Hi.

Rose: Hi.

Carly: So what have we got?

Rose: I hate to tell you, but it's not good, not good at all. 

Sierra: You cop a plea to a lesser charge, and you still go to prison?

What kind of deal is that?

Craig: Five years max.  That's not so bad.

Sierra: It's outrageous!  I can't believe you're even considering it.

Craig: It's the only deal on the table.

Sierra: Well, it's a joke.  You're innocent --

Craig: You know that, I know that, but if the jury doesn't believe that, I could end up with a sentence 15 times longer, you know.  If you think about it that way, five years is not too bad.

Sierra: But you can't go to jail.  You didn't do anything wrong.

Craig: No, I just married a woman and helped myself to her money without telling her about it first.

Sierra: You said that you invested that money for the both of you.  Look, I am not excusing your very questionable tactics, but that's not what you're on trial here for.  She is accusing you of attempting to murder her.

Craig: And according to my lawyer, the only way I can beat her accusation is to have Cass tear her limb from limb on the stand.

Sierra: Well, if she's planning to lie, then she's asking for it.

Craig: She didn't ask to be burned beyond recognition, Sierra.  She suffered enough.  I am not gonna destroy her on the stand.

Sierra: You know, I never thought that I would see the day that Craig Montgomery would sacrifice his entire future to show a little compassion to someone.

Craig: Don't give me too much credit, okay?  If Cass attacks her on the stand, it might cause the jury to sympathize with her even more.

Sierra: I suppose that's a possibility, but you have to do everything you can to avoid going to prison.

Craig: I have to do everything I can to avoid spending the rest of my life in prison.  You think about it, five years doesn't seem so bad.  And right now, I can't think of a -- of a good reason not to take it.

Sierra: Well, I will give you one -- I won't let you.

Jessica: Hal, don't make this any more difficult.  You know you shouldn't even be here.

Hal: Oh, you're absolutely right.  I'm out of line, and you can kick me out of here, but if you want to find out who really did this, maybe you'll listen to me.

Jack: Hal --

Margo: No, I'll listen to you.  I value your opinion.  Go on.

Hal: These are library receipts checked out by hospital patients in the last few months.

Jack: I still don't understand.

Margo: All right, all right.  Now, where is it leading?  Come on.

Hal: A lot of the books that were checked out have to do with the same subject -- military history.  Now, the books cover a lot of ground --

espionage, guerilla warfare, artillery, explosives.

Margo: Explosives?

Hal: Everything you want to know about explosives.  Emily Stewart and I have been researching this for the last couple of weeks.

Margo: Emily Stewart?

Hal: It's starting to look more and more like the real culprit is the person who checked out these books.  Put the pieces together -- whoever made the attempt on Barbara's life at the boathouse knew a lot about explosives, and whoever went after her at the hospital had to know the routine over there well enough to get away clean.

Jessica: Yeah, Hal, but to switch gears now because of some library checkout slips?

Hal: Well, these slips aren't the only thing that point to another suspect.

Jack: What else do you know?

Hal: Somebody broke into Emily's car right after she got these slips from the hospital records room.

Margo: If there was a break-in, why didn't you report it right then?

Hal: You know me.  I figured I could handle it myself, but it's gotten too big now, and now I need your help.

Jack: Why?  Something else happened?

Hal: Someone broke into Emily's house tonight.

Jack: Was anyone hurt?

Hal: Luckily, I got there before whoever it was could make their move, and they got away.  But they're gonna go after Emily again if we don't stop them fast, and I guarantee you, they're gonna keep on going after her until they finish the job.

Emily: Who's that?  Who's here?  Maggie?  Maggie, is that you? Maggie?

Oh, my God.  This can't be happening.  Oh, no!  Oh, God.  Get me security.

This is an emergency!  Get me security!  Hello?  Oh!  Who are you, huh, and what do you want from me? [Emily tries to block the door to keep the mystery man from entering] No!  No!  No!  Please!  Please, whoever you are, just listen!  Listen to me if you can hear me!  I swear, I won't say anything!

[The mystery man breaks the glass window and begins choking Emily]

Emily: Oh, God. [Emily groans] Agh! [Emily grabs a sharp object and stabs him in the shoulder]  [Attacker groans] Oh, God.  [Emily coughs] No!

No!  No!  Somebody help me!

[Emily manages to get away and pull the fire alarm.  The mystery man is scared off.  Emily falls to the floor sobbing]

Margo: I'm sorry, Hal, but Emily Stewart, she's got more enemies in this town, both professionally and personally.  We can't just assume that whoever is after her is connected to Barbara's case.

Hal: Well, I guess things have changed around here since I got the boot.

Margo: What are you talking about?

Hal: Making value judgments about who deserves protection and who doesn't.

Margo: I am not --

Jack: I have got better things to do than stand here defending the way I do my job.  Jessica, I'll see you in court.

Jessica: Jack's got a point, and I'm not here to referee.  I just want to know what you expect me to do with this information.

Hal: I expect you to follow it up, like any other lead.

Jessica: Our resources are thin.

Hal: Jessica, don't tell me that you haven't got someone who can look into those library receipts and find the name of a person who has been checking out books on bombs around the time that Barbara was nearly killed by one.

Jessica: Yeah, we could do that, but I want to know why you're pushing it when Barbara has sworn that Craig is the one who attacked her?

Hal: Is it so hard to believe that I'm after the truth?

Jessica: Come on, Hal.  You're been trying to pin every crime and misdemeanor in the state of Illinois on Craig.  What's changed?

Hal: Ever since the boathouse bombing, Barbara's coma, a lot has been said out of anger and frustration.  I'm trying to cut through all that, Jessica.

I'm trying to get to the facts.

Jessica: And you think you can be objective at this point?

Hal: Absolutely.  For the first time in a long time, I'm seeing things exactly as they are.

Cop #1: Detective Hughes, a distress call just came in from "The Intruder" offices.

Margo: What's going on?

Cop #1: There's been an assault.  No word yet on who the victim was.

Hal: That's Emily.  They've got Emily.

Carly: So what do you mean exactly by "bad news"?

Rose: Well, you wanted to look at the videotape on the security camera the day of Barbara and Craig's wedding, right?

Carly: Yeah.  Did you find something?

Rose: You're not gonna like to hear this.

Carly: What?  What do you mean?

Rose: You were looking for a lost bracelet?

Carly: Yes.

Rose: Well, I hate to tell you this, but you're not gonna find your bracelet.

Carly: Why?  Was there -- were the cameras not working?

Rose: No, they were working 100%.

Carly: Did you see the film yourself?

Rose: No, because the tape is gone.  It turns out the hotel only holds onto them for a week, and then they dump them.

Carly: Well, that's great.

[Molly covers for Carly]

Molly: Great, great.  Yes, unbelievably great disappointment that you're not gonna be able to find your bracelet.

Carly: Yeah, I know.  So I'll never be able to look at the tape myself then?  It's gone?  Are you sure?

Rose: The shredder.

Carly: It's shredded?

Rose: They shred everything, one big rip.  Any evidence, anything that went on, any record of what happened at Montgomery and Ryan's wedding, it's gone for good.

Carly: Wow.  What a shame.

Rose: Yeah, it is a shame.  You're never gonna find out who stole your bracelet or if you lost it, especially since it's your mom's bracelet.

Molly: Oh, your poor dear dead mom, God bless her.  Are you gonna be okay, Carly?

Carly: Yeah, you know.  It'll take a little while, but I'll get over it.

Thanks.

Rose: I really wish I could do something else for you girls.

Carly: No, you've done enough, and I really appreciate it.

Rose: Oh, no problem.  I'm just sorry that things didn't turn out that you wanted them to.  Ciao, girls.

Carly: Bye.

Molly: Bye.

Rose: Bye. [Carly screams]

Molly: Congratulations, cousin!

Carly: Wow!  The tape is shredded!  Molly, my worries are over.  Now, nobody will ever have to know that I was stupid enough to let myself be kissed by the devil himself.

Molly: Whoo! 

Craig: When Jessica first offered to plea bargain, I had the same reaction.

Only two people take deals like that -- cowards and guilty people.

Sierra: And you are neither.

Craig: At least I know in five years I can pick up the pieces of my life again.

Sierra: And in the meantime, what do I tell Lucy, that her father's in prison for a crime he didn't commit?

Craig: Tell her he was willing to exchange five years in prison for the next 80 with her.

Sierra: Well, that's very noble, but it doesn't mean anything to a teenager.

She needs you now.

Craig: Well, what do I do if they go to trial, and they convict me?

Sierra: Well, at least then she will have a father who maintained his innocence and his dignity.  If you take this deal, you will be forever considered guilty in the eyes of the world.  Your enemies are stringing you out to dry, and you need to stand up to them.

Craig: If I go to trial, the whole thing is out of my hands, and there was nothing that I can do about it.

Sierra: You know, who is filling your head with all these negative ideas?

Is it your lawyer?  Because if it is, you should fire him.  You know, let me hire somebody -- somebody who believes in you.

Craig: Boy, you get going when you get going, don't you?

Sierra: If I have to land a helicopter in the middle of Joliet and break you out myself, that's exactly what I'm gonna do.

Craig: And then we're on the lam?  Perfect.

Sierra: Yeah, and back in Montega, which is where I wanted to go in the first place.  Let the U.S.  Government bring you back here if they want you.

Craig: I don't think any government is going to be willing to deal with you.

[Craig laughs]

Sierra: I'm just a firm believer that if you tell the truth, everything else takes care of itself.

[Knock at door]

Craig: Yeah? [Cass’s voice is heard through the door]

Cass: It's Cass.

Craig: Oh.  Excuse me. [Craig lets Cass in] Thank you for coming on short notice.

Cass: When you asked if the D.A.'s offer was still on the table, I knew time was of the essence.  Hello, Sierra.

Sierra: Hello.

Cass: So if you're thinking about changing your mind and accepting the offer, now's the time.  What's it gonna be, Craig, take the plea, or take your chances in court?

Craig: I have made a decision, Cass.  I know it's not an easy one, but I think it's the right one.  I'm not going to accept the deal.

Cass: Are you sure about this, because there's no turning back now.

Craig: No, I know.  I know there's no turning back, but I'm not going to confess to a crime I didn't commit.

Cass: All right, if that's what you want.

Craig: It is.  I'm going to stick to my story, the true story.

Cass: All right, but as your lawyer, I have to remind you that this is going to be an uphill battle with potentially serious consequences.

Craig: I understand, but I am willing to accept those consequences rather than admit even partial guilt for any of this.

Cass: All right.  I'll phone Jessica Griffin and tell her of your decision.

Craig: I know this doesn't jive with your thinking.

Cass: My thinking doesn't matter at this point.  This is a decision that you had to make for yourself.

Craig: Do you have any final words of wisdom for the festivities tomorrow?

Cass: Get a good night's sleep.  Tomorrow's going to be a trying day.

That pun was not intended. Craig: I wouldn't have made that decision if you hadn't been here.

Sierra: Funny, if I had had that kind of effect while we were married, we probably wouldn't be in this mess at all.

Craig: Did anyone ever tell you you're amazing?

Sierra: A handsome young man a lifetime ago.

Craig: Well, this man still thinks you are.

Sierra: And why is that?

Craig: You know the mess I'm in, and yet, you're making me feel like we're still in this life together.

Sierra: Old habits die hard.  Some refuse to die at all, I guess.

Craig: I know I haven't said it much lately, but I am grateful for something maybe I don't deserve.  Sierra, I was just wondering --

Sierra: Yes?

Craig: The other night, did you have any regrets.

Sierra: Just one.

Craig: Dare I ask?

Sierra: That we didn't have more time together.

Craig: It felt right.

Sierra: It felt wonderful.

Craig: You should go.

Sierra: Maybe I should.  There is one other option. 

Cop #2: Are you okay, Ms. Stewart?  Should I call an ambulance?

Emily: I don't need an ambulance.  I just have a pain in my neck.  Make that two.

Cop #2: Is there anything I can get you?

Emily: Yeah, some breathing room.  Do you mind?  Hal?

Hal: I was at the station when the call came in.  Are you okay?

Emily: Yeah.  I know, I know.  I should have listened to you, okay?  Can we just skip the "I told you so," please?

Hal: I'm just glad to find you breathing.  Your neck's bruised pretty bad.

Emily: Yeah.  Attractive, huh?

Hal: Forget about how you look.  How do you feel?

Emily: I'm okay.  I mean, I just have a sore neck.  My insides feel like Jell-O, but other than that, I'm in the pink.

Margo: Hey.  Officer Castillo filled me in.  Are you all right?

Emily: I will be when you tell me that they found the creep that tried to kill me.

Margo: Well, no, we haven't yet.

Hal: We will catch him, Emily.  Don't worry.

Margo: All right.  Tell me what happened, Emily.

Emily: Well, there's not much to tell, really.  I was just in my office, and I heard a noise, and the lights went out, and the phones went dead, and then I saw -- I don't know what, this creepy shadow figure behind the glass.

Margo: Did you see the attacker's face?

Emily: No.  I just saw his silhouette.  I mean, I couldn't see his face.  I could just tell that whoever it was big, you know, a lot bigger than me.

Margo: Go on.  What next?

Emily: I just went to the door, 'cause he tried to come in, and he pushed his hands through that glass and put his hands around my neck and just started to squeeze the life out of me.

Cop #2: Detective Hughes, we found these in the hallway.

Margo: Do you recognize this?

Emily: Oh, yeah.  That's the "negotiating tool" I used to convince my visitor to go away.

Hal: It looks like you gave him a run for his money.

Emily: Too bad it wasn't enough.

Margo: Well, there's enough blood on here to get a type, so we'll run a DNA match if we find the guy.

Hal: When we find the guy.

Margo: Thank you for your help, Hal.  I appreciate it.  I have to ask Emily a few questions.  Now, you do remember procedure?

Hal: Yes.  I also remember that the victim gets time to recover before she's questioned if she needs it.

Emily: No, no, no.  I'm okay.

Hal: Yeah, so you keep saying, but I have a feeling you'll be more okay tomorrow.  So I'm gonna take Emily home.

Margo: Wait?  You can't take her back to her place.  That's where the guy's gonna look for her.

Hal: Who said anything about "her place"?  She's coming home with me.

Margo: Is she?

Hal: Can you think of a place safer?  You okay with that, Em?

Emily: Yes, Hal.  Please, anywhere but here.  Please, let's just go.

Hal: You know what this means, don't you, Margo?

Margo: No.

Hal: It means the guy who set that bomb is still out there, only now he's wounded, and he's mad, and he's more dangerous than ever. 

Jessica: Are you onto something, Hal, or is this some sort of wild goose chase?  [Knock at door] It's open. Paul: Hello, Jessica.  I tracked you down through your office.  Sorry, I know it's late.

Jessica: Oh, no, it's okay.  I was about to call you.  I have some news.

Paul: Well, so do I, and mine is big, I mean, real big.

Jessica: What is it?

Paul: Ladies first.

Jessica: Well, I just got a call from Cass Winthrop.  Mr. Montgomery is sticking to his guns.  He's not accepting our deal.

Paul: So we're going to court?

Jessica: First thing in the morning.  So make sure your mom gets plenty of rest.  It's going to be a long day for her.

Paul: Well, I have a feeling it's not going to be nearly as bad as you think.

Jessica: I imagine this has something to do with your news?

Paul: Yeah.  Good imagination.

Jessica: What's this?

Paul: Craig's worst nightmare. 

Sierra: I don't mean to be forward, but I just think that one should keep their options open.

Craig: Options?  If you only knew, but maybe tonight isn't the night, you know?

Sierra: I know.  You need your strength for tomorrow.

Craig: Will you be there?

Sierra: Every moment.  I'm proud of you, Craig.  I'm proud to stand by you.

Craig: Well, if anybody can bring me luck, you can.

Sierra: But I think it's gonna take more than luck.  Maybe you should say a few prayers before you go to bed tonight.

Craig: I hope I remember how.

Sierra: It'll come back to you.  And remember, there is one happy ending that you have not taken into consideration yet.

Craig: The book deal?

Sierra: Whoever did this to Barbara is still out there, and if they catch them, then you're a free man.

Craig: There's something worth praying for. 

Hal: Uh, instant decaf all right?

Emily: Sure, if that's all you've got.

Hal: In your state, it's all you need.

Emily: It's coming, isn't it?

Hal: What?

Emily: Your little lecture about how I should have listened, how I shouldn't have risked stopping at the office, yadda, yadda, yadda.

[Hal laughs]

Hal: Guess what?  There are no lectures and no yaddas on the agenda.

Emily: Thank you.

Hal: You wouldn't listen to me anyway, so what's the point?

Emily: Okay, I deserve that.

Hal: No, you don't deserve anything.  You've got enough on your plate at the moment.  There you go.  Can I get you anything else?

Emily: Yeah.  You could promise to stop treating me like a helpless child.  I'm perfectly fine. [Suddenly the wind breaks a dish that was in the kitchen table] Whoa, whoa!

Hal: Emily --

Emily: What was that?

Hal: It was the wind.  It probably just knocked something over outside.

Emily: Yeah.

Hal: It's okay.  It's okay to admit you're scared.  You're safe here.

Emily: Yeah, I'm scared.  I don't think I've ever been so scared, Hal.

Hal: It's okay, Em.  It's okay.  Everything is gonna be okay. 

Carly: Well, this changes everything.  I can finally breathe again.

Molly: Yeah, if Craig Montgomery decides to keep his mouth shut.

Carly: I know he's not the first person you'd go to to keep a secret, but he's not gonna tell anybody about that kiss.

Molly: Yeah, and you're sure of that because?

Carly: Craig Montgomery only does what's best for Craig Montgomery, right?  And if anybody finds out that he let his hormones loose on me while his wife-to-be was waiting in the next room, it just proves the prosecution's theory that he tried to bump her off to be with me.  So, yes, as much as the man loves to kiss and tell, he won't.

Molly: So do you think he has a chance, or do you think the prosecution's gonna have a field day?

Carly: Well, they can't prove collusion.  If they can't prove that anything was going on between Craig and me --

Molly: No, what I meant is do you think that Craig planted that bomb to kill Barbara?  I know that you've said that you don't think he's capable of killing, but that was a long time ago.  So I want to know if you think that's still true.

Carly: Yes, I still think that's true.  I mean, Craig is guilty of a lot of things, including being the most arrogant, least trustworthy human being I have ever met, but he is not a killer.  I mean, the man can't even stand the sight of his own blood.

Jack: Hey.

Carly: Hi.  Hi, Jack.

Jack: I am so glad I found you.

Molly: Why do I assume that "you" means you exclusively and not the both of us?

Jack: You're so perceptive, Molly.

Molly: Aw.  See you later, cuz.

Carly: Bye.  Thanks.  So?  You look worried.

Jack: I just had a talk with Jessica Griffin.

Carly: Oh.  And let me guess.  My name came up, right?

Jack: Well, I was trying to get a heads up on what she had planned for you tomorrow, and she's playing it really close to the vest.

Carly: Maybe it won't be as bad as you think.

Jack: I wish, but I have a feeling she's not gonna make it easy for you when you take the stand.

Carly: I never thought she would.

Jack: Do you think you can handle what she's throwing at you?

Carly: Well, I had my doubts at first, but after tonight, I know I can. 

Jessica: This is too good to be true.  Craig and Carly, joined at the lip.

Paul: It gets better.  Look at the time and date.

Jessica: Barbara and Craig's wedding?

Paul: And not only that.  It was minutes before they said their vows.

Jessica: It's unbelievable.  Where did you get these?

Paul: Well, they kind of found me, but they're legit.  The Lakeview staff will back it up.

Jessica: Well, it definitely goes to credibility.  Once the jury sees these, there's no way they'll buy Carly's alibi.  They'll think she and Craig were in cahoots all along.

Paul: Good.  And they'll be right, and he'll get what he deserves.

Jessica: If we proceed carefully.

Paul: Okay, well, just do what you've got to do.  But hey, but make sure Jack Snyder doesn't find our about this before the trial.  He can tip Carly off.

Jessica: Yeah, Jack's a good cop, but he loses all objectivity when it comes to Carly Tenney.  He was just giving me an earful earlier tonight about how I should go easy on her.  No, if we want these pictures to be effective, we've got to take Carly by surprise.

Paul: Exactly.  She won't know what hit her. 

Jack: You seem so confident.

Carly: That's because I'm finally concentrating on the fact that if I haven't done anything, then nobody can catch me doing anything.  All I have to do is tell the truth, and I'll be fine.

Jack: Yeah, you just hold onto that feeling, 'cause no matter what Jessica implies tomorrow, never forget I'm always behind you, always and forever.

Carly: That means everything to me.

Jack: I have never felt this way about anything or anyone, and nothing anyone can say can change that, especially now, with all of our secrets behind us.  Listen, we have been through a lot of hard times thanks to Craig Montgomery.  But now, nothing can hurt us.  Is there anything you need me to do to make it easier for you tomorrow?

Carly: Sweetie, knowing that you believe in me is all I need, because all I care about is us.  Jack, we are going to have that happy ending we've always dreamed of, and nothing is gonna take it away from us.

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