ATWT Transcript Wednesday 10/24/01

 


As The World Turns Transcript Wednesday 10/24/01

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Abigail: I'm sorry.

Nick: No. No, it's okay. It's okay. I mean, you just lost one of your best friends.

Molly: I don't suppose she'd be here so late, Jake -- Abigail? Oh, my God. Get your hands off my daughter!

Adam: He's dead!

Billy: Adam, I still think you're lying.

Adam: How's it supposed to be, Billy, huh? You just keep taking from him until he's left with nothing, until you have everything that matters to him -- his girlfriend, his friends? You had everything that mattered to him, and you killed him -- you, me, Abigail and Jen.

Billy: Adam, that's not possible.

Adam: Why?! Why is it not possible, Bill, huh?! Because it feels too bad?! Because you don't want to be that person?! You killed him because you were too selfish to think about anybody but yourself!

Billy: Look, I told him not to do anything stupid, all right?

Adam: And coming from you, I'm sure that advice meant a lot!

Billy: Look, everything would have been okay if he had just gone home! Wait. Did Uncle Craig get there before?

Adam: Yeah.

Billy: So he knows?

Adam: Yes.

Billy: Wait, but does he know --

Adam: That you killed his son?!

Carly: Margo, where's Craig?

Margo: He's in with Bryant.

Carly: This must be terrible for you, too.

Margo: Yeah, it is. Thank you.

Carly: Is there something I can do?

Intercom: Dr. Forest,  Dial 118 please.  Dr. Forest, please  Dial 118.

Paul: How are you doing?

Rose: I've had better nights. Lucinda's in with Lily, and I've been making phone calls. I'm calling all the Walsh family. I mean, they're all over the place. I mean, half of them probably don't even know Bryant except for a picture on a Christmas card. But you gotta call them all, right? Come here alone?

Paul: Yeah.

Rose: Oh.

Paul: Mom's not coming.

Rose: Aw, give her time. Give her time. She'll come around. Give her time. She'll come around.

Paul: Yeah. In the meantime, what happens to my sister? I mean, what do I say? "Mom's still not ready"? I can't do that.

Hal: Honey, none of this is your fault.

Jennifer: You don't understand. I broke up with him, Dad!

Hal: You and Bryant break up once a week, Jen.

Jennifer: But this -- no, not like this. He was so angry with me, so upset. And he just took off, and I tried to stop him, but I was too late. This is my fault, Dad!

Hal: No, Jennifer.

Jennifer: I tried to tell him that I still love him, that he's my best friend, but he wouldn't hear it. I -- I should have just locked him in the house!

Hal: Jennifer, you are not responsible for Bryant痴 accident.

Jennifer: No. Don't you understand? I just let him leave, and now, he's dead.

Craig: Bry, say something. Smile at me. Bry -- I don't understand.

[Craig cries] I don't understand.  [Craig cries] 

Craig: Oh, God! Oh, God, I can't do this. I can't do this. Oh. Oh -- you're not supposed to be here. You're a good person. And here I am. What do -- what do I do? What do I do? Oh! You'd know what to do if it was I. You'd say all the right things. Why were you riding so fast without your seat belt, Bryant? No. Was it my fault? Was it something I said or didn't say? I mean, I know you were upset about something, but -- but I asked you, and you didn't answer me. What, was it the money? No, it wasn't the money, because you were upset when I got there. I should have made you tell me. I should have made you tell me.  [Craig cries] Would you have told me? Did you trust me? I remember the first time I held you. It was right here in this hospital. It was right up the hall. I was so afraid I'd drop you.  [Craig cries] is that what happened? Did I drop you, Bryant? Did I let go?  [Craig cries] oh, please! Please, God, wake me up! Bring him back! 

Billy: Did you say something to Uncle Craig?!

Adam: That you were having sex with Bryant痴 girlfriend?

Billy: Adam, you can't tell him that.

Adam: Why?! You think this thing's gonna stay a secret?!

Billy: We have to keep it that way!

Adam: No way! There's no way I知 helping you out on this! I'm not protecting you!

Billy: Don't help me -- Jennifer! Adam, we didn't mean to hurt him, okay?

Adam: You don't just help yourself to somebody's girlfriend, especially when they're in trouble! You try and help them! And, of course, no way! You couldn't help Bryant! You wanted what you wanted, and you took it, and you lied, and you made us lie! So when Bryant came to me, I already knew, so he was sitting there acting like we were laughing at him like he was some sort of jerk, you know?! I mean, of course he ran into a tree! What a surprise!

Billy: That's not how it happened!

Adam: Oh, really, Billy?! Then how did it happen? Answer me that, huh? How did it happen? There was no traffic on the road. He was not drinking. There was no ice, no construction, nothing!

Billy: Shut up, Adam!

Adam: Nothing but how horrible he felt! You think I care about how you feel, man?! No! Bryant's dead! He's gone forever, and it's all your fault!

Billy: You know what? You know what?

Tom: Hey! Hey! What the hell is going on here?

Abigail: What is your problem?!

[Screaming over each other]

Jake: All right! Take it -- take it down a notch.

Molly: Now he's got her defending him, Jake!

Abigail: Because you're accusing people, but you're wrong! Bryant died, Molly! He just died a couple hours ago, and I was here alone and freaked out, and Nick was being a friend! Or maybe you just don't trust me, all right? Maybe you just don't care!

Molly: Bryant Montgomery?

Nick: He was in an automobile -- an automobile accident earlier this evening, and he died on the operating table.

Jake: I'm gonna go talk to her.

Molly: Nick, I'm --

Nick: You know what? Save it, okay?

Margo: Carly, I really appreciate you coming by. I know Craig wants to see you. You two have gotten really close. But there's no telling how long it's gonna be, so why don't I just tell him that you were here, huh?

Carly: No. No, that's all right. I'll catch up with him later. Thank you, though.

Hal: He loved you more than anything on this earth, Jen. He would not want you to blame yourself.

Jennifer: You didn't see the look on his face, Dad.

Hal: Well, he was entitled, but you know something? If he could talk to you right now, do you know what he would say? He would say, "Jennifer, I love you. Be happy." Bryant's a good guy. He would not want you to suffer. I'm gonna give will a call at josh痴. You'll be okay for a couple of minutes? You have to trust me on this one, Jen. I know I知 right.

Intercom: Dr. Max,  extension 456.  Dr. Max, extension 456.

Rose: Oh, there's your sister now. Gosh, she must be dying on the inside. Bryant was my roommate for awhile. And he would just talk about her all the time -- Jen this and Jen that.

Paul: She loved him.

Rose: I really thought your mother would pull through tonight.

Paul: Yeah, so did I. I guess she's changed more than anyone realizes.

Rose: That's not helping Jen right now.

John: A young fellow like that, strong, healthy, no one is expecting cardiac arrest, and yet, it happens, and there isn't a damn thing we can do about it.

Margo: I just hope we don't lose them both. Jen was already in bad shape, and now this.

Barbara: I'm looking for my daughter. Jennifer? I'm sorry, honey.

Jennifer: Mommy? Oh!

Kim: Oh, good. I'm glad you're here. Did you hear about Bryant? I came down as soon as I could. I want to make sure we handle this with as much delicacy as possible. When did you get back?

Molly: An hour ago, Kim. I went to my house, and Abigail wasn't there, so we got worried, so we drove around looking for her car, and she was here with Nick.

Kim: Oh. How is she taking this?

Molly: I made things worse, Kim. It was late. We come here, it's dark, and Nick's arms are around her, and of course, I had no idea that Bryant died or that she was crying, and so, I blew up.

Kim: Oh, no.

Molly: Yeah.

Kim: Oh, I'm really sorry. I kind of hoped we were beyond all that.

Jake: Your mom, she's never really going to be able to accept Nick.

Abigail: He was helping me.

Jake: Well, I知 glad he was there. It's not easy losing a friend. Is there anything I can do? Look, Abigail, I知 sure -- your mom made a mistake. I know she's gonna want to apologize.

Abigail: That's not the point.

Jake: You're telling me that you couldn't use a hug from your mom right about now?

Barbara: Paul told me what happened.

Jennifer: It was my fault. I told him I wanted to break up with him, and he took off. I should have never let him get in that car.

Barbara: You're not responsible for his reckless behavior.

Jennifer: That wasn't reckless. He was upset.

Barbara: Don't blame yourself.

Jennifer: Since when do you give a damn, anyway?

Barbara: I love you.

Jennifer: Yeah, when it's convenient.

Barbara: When I知 able. Human beings have limits. They can break, and it can take a long time to recover, to be able to do the things that you used to take for granted, like look in a mirror, walk down a street, feel something without falling apart. I haven't been much of a mother to you lately. I haven't had anything to give you. I'm not sure I have much now, but when I heard about Bryant, I knew you'd be in pain, and I thought maybe you needed me. If it's of no hope, it's all I can give you right now, and I don't want your feelings about me or about Bryant to make you so unhappy that you stop living, Jen. Bryant wouldn't have wanted that, and neither do I. You have a wonderful future ahead of you, so promise me you'll make a wonderful life for yourself.

Jennifer: If you make the same.

Barbara: You don't know what you're asking of me.

Jennifer: What's the alternative then, go back to that house and curl up and die? I just don't want you to disappear, Mom! Please.

Barbara: I'm trying.

Jennifer: Okay. I'm glad you came.

Barbara: So am I.

Jennifer: It's funny, the one thing Bryant knew I wanted more than anything else was for you to be okay, and I guess he made that happen. You know what? I need to go do something. Would you tell Dad that I'm okay and that I値l be back?

Barbara: Of course I ll. Jen, I know you need to be alone with this, but you're not alone. Understand?

Jennifer: Neither are you, Mom.

Hal: Last year, when Parker was thrown from the car -- I know what you're feeling, Craig, and there's not a thing in the world that can take it away. He was your boy, and you couldn't save him. Rest in peace, Bryant. You were a good man, and you were loved. You still have something, you know. You have Lucy. You be the best father you can to her, and you'll get through this. You'll survive.

Craig: Why do you care what happens to me?

Hal: That's a good question. I don't know if I have an answer. Maybe it's Jennifer, that she loved Bryant, or that Barbara put you through hell, or that no man who loves a child, and I know you loved him, should have to go through this.

Craig: Thank you. I'd shake your hand, but I already tried that at the trial. Barbara, you're here. Thank you. Have you seen Jennifer?

Barbara: Yes.

Craig: Good, 'cause I know she's extremely --

Barbara: I'm very sorry about Bryant. Are you in pain, Craig? Of course you are. You've lost something very precious, something you took for granted, something you can never get back. I know what that feels like.

Craig: Barbara, I never wished that on you. You know that.

Barbara: And yet, here we are, fate falling all around us. I hope you feel like this for the rest of your life.

Craig: You've lost your marbles.

Barbara: That's what happens. Little by little, pain eats away at all the old, familiar landmarks, and then, one night, when you can't sleep, you realize that pain is all you have left.

Craig: You have no compassion?

Barbara: For you? I feel sorry for Bryant, who lost his young life. Sierra, who will have to bury him. And Jennifer, who suffered more than any of us this year. But sorry for you? Never.

Craig: I never expected anything from you, Barbara. I just hope, for your sake, that you can move past all that.

Barbara: There's no moving past something that will never go away. That's what you think, isn't it? You think that time will heal all of this. It will never get better, Craig. It will only get worse.

Margo: Hey. How are you doing?  Craig, we should go.

Craig: Why?

Margo: The hospital has to move him now.

Craig: They have to move him?

Margo: You can't stay here.

Craig: Well, sorry. He's already gone.

Tom: I want to know what's going on, Adam. Billy?

Billy: They operated on Bryant, and he didn't make it.

Tom: Margo called me, and I was coming down to check on you two. Anybody gonna tell me anything? Look, this is obviously tragic and very painful, and I know you're upset, and you're both hurt, but you should be supporting each other, not taking it out on each other.

Billy: Yes, sir.

Tom: Now, Daniel痴 awake. I have to drop him off over at Susan痴, and I値l take you both to the hospital if you like.

Billy: No, not yet. Not yet.

Adam: Try never, man!

Tom: Adam --

Billy: Look, you think I'm happy about this?

Adam: I don't know. Maybe. You got a clear field now, bro.

Tom: You know what? Look, look. I don't know -- I don't know what this is about, but you two need to settle this.

Adam: No. No, I don't think so.

Billy: Fine. If you want to be like that, I知 out of here.

Tom: No, Billy, not this way. Not after what happened to Bryant, I知 not gonna let you drive.

Adam: Why not? It would serve him right.

Tom: Adam --

Billy: If you want the truck, you can have it.

Tom: Billy, wait up.

Adam: Let him go. Just let him go, okay?

Abigail: I just don't get it. Molly and Nick are supposed to be friends, right? And it's not like I'm this irresponsible person, like, I've made moves on --

Jake: Okay. Your mom knows that, okay? She was pretty upset when she found out what happened. I mean, after we left the wedding, some guy gets shot, and you have to be a witness, he just couldn't wait to get home to you and the kids. And then, she's jet lagged, and then you weren't there, so she was worried --

Abigail: Well, she just couldn't ask before she jumped all over Nick? It's like she hates him.

Molly: Will you please let me say I'm sorry? I jumped to the wrong conclusion.

Nick: Yeah. Yeah, you did. And you know what? I appreciate the apology, but it's getting old, Molly. I feel like I'm walking around on egg shells all the time, and you know what? That is no way to live. So why don't we clear the air right now? You're right. I'm a bad person, and I'm out to get you. You feel better?

Molly: Stop. I know you're mad, and I don't blame you, but for what it's worth, I知 really grateful that you're here taking care of Abigail.

Nick: No you aren't. You would have given anything for it to have been somebody else comforting your kid. That's the way it is. You don't trust me, and you never will.

Abigail: Mom --

Molly: Aren't I supposed to be the one hugging you?

Abigail: It's the same thing.

Molly: I'm sorry. Honey, I知 really sorry about Bryant, and I'm really sorry that I lost my temper.

Abigail: Can't we just go home?

Jake: Thank you for taking care of Abigail.

Nick: Well, Abigail and I are friends.

Jake: I can see that. I'm glad you stepped in. That little girl is very important to me, and so is Molly, so I hope you can understand why I was a little overprotective when you first appeared.

Nick: No need to explain. They're both very special.

Singer: When we were still in love we knew just what to do

my heart was like a child at play and all the world is new

when we were still in love I didn't have a fear 'cause I still believed a love like ours would never disappear

I remember everything as if it were happening when the promise that we made was everlasting

when we were still in love I sang a happy song but now all I hear --

Carly: Sorry. I must have dozed off. Are you okay?

Craig: No.

Carly: No. No, of course you're not. I'm sorry. That was a very stupid thing to say. You want to take your jacket off?

Craig: Huh?

Carly: Your jacket?

Craig: Oh. Yeah, okay.

Carly: Craig, I am so sorry. Should I go?

Craig: No.

Carly: I just wanted you to know that I care, you know, that you're not alone. Do you want me to leave?

Craig: No, no. Stay, stay.

Carly: I'll go hang up your jacket, and then I'll order us some tea, something hot.

Craig: Yeah. Oh, God.

[Answering machine]

Margo: This just in.  Sister Katie just left  a note.

Billy: Hey, Uncle Craig.  It's Billy, about that fishing trip we talked about.

Bryant: Hey, Dad.  Dad, I need you.  I don't know what to do.  I have all these crazy thoughts in my head, and I need help.  Call me, please, as soon as you can.  And Dad -- Dad, I need you. Look, I don't know what to do.  I've got all these crazy thoughts in my head, and I need help.  [Craig cries]  Call me, please, as soon as you can.

Carly: Hey --  [Craig sobbing]  Oh, he needed me, and I wasn't there. 

[Craig cries]

Emily: How're you holdin' up?

Hal: I'd feel better if I knew where Jennifer was.

Emily: What do you mean? She's not at the hospital?

Hal: She left. I don't blame her. That boy was everything to her -her first kiss, her first boyfriend, her first everything. What?

Emily: I just feel for her. You know what? The boys are here, and you've got your hands full, I知 going to head home.

Hal: No, stay. I need you.

Emily: Okay. You know what? I'll go to Al's. I'll pick up breakfast for everybody. Okay? And I'll be right back.

Hal: Perfect.

Will: Tilt your head back like this -- see? And then --

Abigail: I'm gonna go say good-night to Nick.

Jake: Hmm. Little girl's smart like you. She's picking up on the tension between you and Nick. She asking a lot of questions.

Molly: You didn't say anything to her.

Jake: No, but I was thinking, since he seemed to have cleaned up his act, maybe we should tell her so she understands why you react to him the way that you do.

Molly: If he has changed, Jake, I don't think that's fair.

Jake: If. If.

Molly: Okay, because he has changed. And because they're friends I think he would just think that I知 sabotaging the relationship.

Abigail: I'm sorry my mom came down on you.

Nick: No, it's fine. I probably would have done the same thing if I were in her shoes.

Abigail: No, you wouldn't. I don't know how I would have gotten through tonight without you.

Nick: You've been there for me, Abigail.

Abigail: I'll see you tomorrow.

Nick: I'll be here.

Kim: Eventually, Molly's gonna figure out who you really are. Just give her a chance.

Lucinda: Oh, darling. John -- he's so perfect. He's perfect and he's beautiful, and so young. Why? Why? Something happened, didn't it, darling? Something happened on the road, didn't it? Well, I'm going to find out what happened. I can do that for you. I always talk too much and I知 sorry. I don't know what to say. I loved you,  kid. I'm going to find out what happened.

Jennifer: Bry? I don't know if you can hear me, but -- [Jennifer sighs] I'm so sorry this happened to you. When I said I wanted to break up, the last thing I ever wanted was for you to get hurt. I always thought that we'd know each other the rest of our lives. My parents say that this isn't my fault. And I guess that they're right. But, I don't know, everything just feels so wrong now. Remember when you always used to say, we shouldn't turn into our parents? We should be happy and live our own lives? Well, I think that's what you would have wanted for me, because you loved me so much. And I loved you! And so did Billy! You got to believe that! So I知 gonna try to be strong and live my own life like you would have wanted me to. Only, I need to know that you're okay with this. So if you could, I don't know, send me some kind of a sign -- please. So I know that you've forgiven me.

[Craig sobbing] 

Craig: He needed me. 

Carly:  Yes. Of course, he needed you, he was your son. There's nothing wrong with that.   

Craig:  I wasn't there. I --

Carly: He had an accident, Craig. You would have been there. You would have helped him if he hadn't had an accident.

Craig: I can't take this, Carly.

Carly: Yes, you can.

Craig: I can't take it.

Carly: Yes, you can.

Craig: It's too painful.

Carly: Shh --

[Craig crying]

Craig: God, I can't stand this.

Carly: Hang on.

Craig: No, I don't want to feel like this.

Carly: I know.

Craig: Make it stop. Make it stop. Please. Please, make it stop.

[Craig sobbing]

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