ATWT Transcript Thursday 10/25/01


As the World Turns Transcript Thursday 10/25/01

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Craig: Oh, oh -- Carly, I don't want to --

Carly: Don't. Don't apologize. Okay?

Craig: Can you stay with me? Please? Stay with me.

Carly: I'll stay. For as long as you need me to, I'll stay.

Jennifer: Oh, Billy, I'm so happy to see you.

Billy: I was worried about you. You okay?

Jennifer: Little better now that you're here anyway.

Billy: Look, everything's going to be all right.

Jennifer: All right? How?

Billy: I don't know. I don't know. But -- we're going to make it right, okay? Just help me.

Jennifer: What are you doing?

Billy: You know, it's not that bad, okay? You know, I can fix these things. You know, Bryant always knew how to tear a room apart.

Jennifer: Billy?

Billy: When we were little kids, he used to come by and visit. And he used to throw a tantrum, it's just -- leave me here to pick up all the pieces. You know what, this is just like Bryant, you know?

Jennifer: Billy, please stop.

Billy: Look, I can make this work. Okay? I can fix all this.

Jennifer: No! No you can't!

Billy: Look, don't you get it?! I have to, okay?! I have to fix this, because this is all my fault!

Lucinda: John? How? God, why? Why?

John: Well, I wish I knew why

Lucinda: You know -- I had dreams for him. I had dreams 'cause I was teaching him. I was teaching him about -- work. And I -- I know we had our ups and downs when he first came.

John: Yes, I realize that.

Lucinda: But he was -- he was turning into somebody, really becoming a man. When he first arrived with me, you know, he was -- he was practically a juvenile delinquent. And he was -- he was just -- it's funny, how easy it is to say, "was" -- in the past tense. John, you don't -- you look very tired. You know what? You ought to -- you ought to get some rest. I'm very glad that you were here, somebody that I could trust. Well, I gotta get going.

John: Now, wait a minute. Wait a minute. Where do you think --

Lucinda: John, I have a task, you know. I have a big task, if you're interested. His mother doesn't know.

John: No one has informed Sierra?

Lucinda: I called Sierra, and Sierra knows about the accident, knows that he's in the hospital. She's coming to the hospital to see her -- her -- her little boy. And she doesn't know that he's gone yet.

Paul: Here's your tea.

Barbara: Thank you, honey.

Paul: Did I tell you how proud I was of you that you showed up to see, Jen?

Barbara: Well, now, you're patronizing your mother.

Paul: How?

Barbara: I do something normal, like comfort a child of mine, and you have me as runner-up as for mother of the year.

Paul: You're right. I could've ignored the whole thing, pretended like that wasn't one of the best things that's ever happened to Jen.

Barbara: So why didn't you?

Paul: I don't know. Call me an old softie, but when I saw you hug Jen --

Barbara: Are you the same brother who, when Jennifer was brought home from the hospital, wanted to know when she was being taken back?

Paul: Well, she grew on me. The point is, mom, it did me good to see you reach out like that. You know, it was like I turned around and all of a sudden, there's my mother -- someone I hadn't seen in a long time. And nothing had changed, you know what I mean?

Barbara: I think I do.

Paul: Look, it's been a long night. You better go to bed.

Barbara: I better go to bed? So who's the mother here now?

Paul: Okay. Are you sure you're okay?

Barbara: I'm fine.

Paul: You're fi -- okay. All right. You're fine. You're okay. I'm -- I'm going to go take a walk. Okay?

Barbara: Good night. I love you, Paul.

James: Well, well, well, it's a sad day in Oakdale. I know that there's no greater pain than losing a son.

Rose: Morning, handsome.

Paul: Hey!

Rose: Hi. That's a really nice way to say hello.

Paul: What are you doing here?

Rose: Oh, you know, just checking up on you and your ma. I hope I wasn't too hard on her.

Paul: Too hard on her? No. You're the reason she went down to the hospital and spoke to her daughter. She should send you flowers.

Rose: Oh, it wasn't just me.

Paul: Yeah, it was. You worked a miracle. And no one, I mean no one's been able to do that -- me, Hal, anybody.

Rose: You know, back in my old neighborhood, when a Jewish family is mourning, they cover all their mirrors. It's their way of saying, "it's not time for us right now. We've lost a piece of our heart. And there's no room for vanity." Vanity, see, that's -- that's what was keeping your ma away from everybody. But she got past that. Obviously. So maybe it's my turn.

Paul: What? What do you have to get past?

Rose: You know what I'm going do; I'm going to confess. I'll come back later.

Paul: Whoa, whoa, whoa. Wait, wait, wait, wait. Does this have something to do with me?

Rose: Yeah, honey. Big time.

Paul: Well, if you have a confession to make, I suggest you start right here.

Rose: All right. You see, I've been thinking -- lot of thinking -- what I've been going through since we lost Bryant, you know, dealing with Lucinda, and reading your ma the riot act. And yeah, it was for your ma, Bryant, Jennifer. And I was thinking, you know, the big chunk of the reason why I did it was for -- for us.

James: The riches fain, nothing -- nothing compares to having children. Now, my having a son --

Barbara: Tread lightly, James. I love my sons and my daughter.

James: I maybe a bit sexist, but you see, I've only sired sons. And I live with the pain of having lost one.

Barbara: I really don't have the time to indulge you today.

James: But you have the time to permit me to fulfill a promise.

Barbara: What promise? Angelo's past. It's a horrible thing to lose a son.

Nurse: Ms. Walsh?

Lucinda: Yeah.

Nurse: These are your grandson's belongings.

Lucinda: Good heavens. Oh, all right. I'll take them. Thank you.

Nurse: I'm so sorry for your loss.

Lucinda: Thank you, dear. My loss? His loss. This shouldn't be happening, John. This isn't right. This shouldn't be happening. I should be with him. He should be here. And I should be yelling at him. And I should be telling him at the same time I was yelling at him and lecturing at him that I loved him and how much he meant to me.

John: I'm sure he knew that. I'm sure he knew that.

Lucinda: No. Um -- no. He probably didn't. Anyway, I got things to do.

John: I don't want you to go off like this. You can't even drive a car.

Lucinda: Sierra. Sierra doesn't know. It's her baby. I've got to find the words.

John: All right --

Lucinda: Somehow be eloquent and tell her and explain what happened.

John: These things --

Lucinda: I don't understand it.

John: These things are called accidents. And they do happen.

Lucinda: I know that.

John: Make me a promise?

Lucinda: Sure.

John: Pick her up and go right home afterwards.

Lucinda: Okay. Okay. John?

John: Yes.

Lucinda: You've just given me an idea. I'm going to Bryant's.

John: No. Come on.

Lucinda: I'm going to go to Bryant's, because maybe I'll find, I'll find something there -- something that will make sense of this accident.

Jennifer: It doesn't matter how many things you pick or how many things you fix. It's not going to bring him back, Billy.

Billy: You know what? I know that. Okay? I just keep thinking, that if only I hadn't been there when he asked me to fix the deck. You know, I never would've come back to Oakdale.

Jennifer: And we would have never met.

Billy: Yeah. And I would've never wrecked this whole relationship.

Jennifer: If only I had forced my mother to listen to me, then we'd all be living at home. I'd be in college and life would be perfect. But -- that isn't my fault any more than it's yours for breaking up me and Bryant. We were broken already, Billy. If I had been madly in love with him, I wouldn't have given you a second look.

Billy: You know what? That was your first mistake, okay?

Jennifer: Hey, and I'd do it all again. I fell in love with you, and I'm not going to apologize for that.

Billy: Jen, get it through your head, okay?! We can't do this anymore! It's over.

Jennifer: No, Billy, you don't mean that.

Billy: Look, our cousin just died last night because he found out about us, all right?! And if it gets out, okay, people are going to blame us for the fact that Bryant died, okay?! And I don't care what they say about me, I don't want them...

Jennifer: It doesn't matter what they say. I know the truth!

Billy: No. You know, in a town this size, it does matter. You know, it's hard enough that Abigail and Adam know, okay? Let's just try to keep it like that and not let anybody else.

Jennifer: Billy, do you hear yourself? You're going to throw away everything that we have because people might talk?

Billy: Look, the people are going to spread rumors and gossip. And it's not just going to go away in a couple of days, okay? And if people are accusing you of killing somebody, it's just gonna --

Jennifer: I lose the only man I ever cared about until you came along. And now, I have to lose you, too? No, I can't! And I won't! How could you just let it end like this?!

Rose: What I meant when I said us is that I thought if I could play peacemaker with your ma, then she'd realize she has other family out there that she could depend on, and she wouldn't be so dependent on you. You know?

Paul: And, therefore, I'd have more time to spend with you?

Rose: Time. That's what it's all about, huh? Time. You lose a kid, you know, a kid like Bryant, it makes you hold on to every single second. You think they're gonna be around forever. You never think you're going to have to say good-bye.

Paul: I'm -- I'm -- not planning on going anywhere. Are you?

Rose: No. No.

Paul: Okay, okay. So let's just -- let's make the most out of -- of what we have, okay? We won't let anything get in the way of us doing what we want to do or going where we want to go.

Rose: All for that. Sure.

Paul: Okay? And I know that I need to make some changes. I've been pouring every ounce of my energy into B.R.O. and making sure my mother gets back on track.

Rose: You're not the only one to fault. You know me, crazy with Mitzi and Lucinda -- dealing with Lucinda and Lucinda and Lucinda.

Paul: Okay. Look, look. Here. We'll make a pact, okay?

Rose: Yeah.

Pl: Okay. Nothing is going to get in our way, okay? We don't leave anything unsaid or undone anymore, okay? Especially with us.

Rose: All right.

Paul: I mean, of course I -- I want B.R.O. to be a phenomenal success and for my mother to be happy again and for Jen to find out where she belongs.

Rose: You know what, though? You -- you gotta think about yourself a little. What makes you happy?

Paul: I can only think of one thing that makes me happy --

James: Everything you wanted to know about Rose D'Angelo's past and were not too polite to ask.

Barbara: That information is no longer necessary.

James: Barbara, you were so anxious to expose every little skeleton in Ms. D'Angelo's closet. Anything to protect your son. What happened?

Barbara: Maybe I remembered something. Maybe I remembered that all a mother has to do to protect her children is just love them, support them, help them when they need help.

James: Sounds like a sympathy card sentiment.

Barbara: I went to see Jennifer.

James: You did?

Barbara: And I held her in my arms for the first time in months, and she felt a part of me.

James: Congratulations.

Barbara: A mother's unconditional love for her children, you can walk away from it, you can deny it, but it never disappears.

James: Oh, it sounds like you've had quite an epiphany, Barbara. Do you think you can go back to those good old days at home with the family?

Barbara: Why can't I?

James: You think you'll find the same place, do you think you'll find the same people as when you left them for Craig Montgomery?

Barbara: I never say marriage!

James: I stand corrected.

Barbara: Whatever you're trying to say, James, just say it!

James: Barbara, are you sure that you'll be welcomed? Are you sure that you're still wanted?

Barbara: Of course I am.

James: Well, if you want to go home, I'll take you there myself.

James: Are you frightened?

Barbara: No. This is my home. You don't have to stay.

James: I'll just wait.

Barbara: Boys, living off of pancakes and per plates. I should be happy that they're eating.

Rose: I don't think I've ever meant that much to anybody.

Paul: Really? Well, glad I can be the first.

Rose: Who knew I had some firsts left in me.

Paul: I mean it, from every -- ever since I met you, you somehow managed to unscramble every problem in my life. You know, and you've done it in a way that was selfless and without pushing your own agenda.

Rose: I don't know about that.

Paul: Yeah, I do. Rose, you're more than my lucky charm.

Rose: Paul, your mom and I, all right --

Paul: Yeah, my mom, is a different person now, since you gave her that kick in the keister last night.

Rose: Keister? Did you just say the word "keister"? I'm rubbing off on you my friend.

Paul: Yes, you are in every possible way.

Rose: There's something I should have told you before. You know how your mom did that 180 and voted for Lucinda at the stockholders meeting.

Paul: Yeah?

Rose: Well, we -- I kind of made a deal.

Paul: What kind of deal?

Rose: Some call it "quid pro quo." Tit for tat. Any way you look at it, it's a good old-fashioned extortion. See, your mom promised to vote for Lucinda if I didn't see you anymore -- and I agreed.

Jennifer: Hey, you can't make us responsible for an accident, Billy. You didn't force him to get in that car without a seat belt. And I'm not going to be guilty of that for the rest of my life. And neither should you, especially if it means we're going to lose each other.

Billy: I'm sorry, Jennifer.

Jennifer: You're sorry?

Billy: Look, it's not that I don't feel the same feelings for you that I did before. And it's not that I don't wanna hold you more than anything on this earth. It's just --

Jennifer: You're sorry.

Billy: This -- we have to be over. I don't want it to be this way, but I think it's better for us in the long run if we just --

Jennifer: Fine! If that's the way you feel, then go. Leave! Be a coward. But don't pretend that you're doing it because you're worried about me. Or you're worried about what people might say about me. You're worried about what Craig and Sierra and cricket are going to say about you!

Billy: Now, wait a second --

Jennifer: I never regretted one moment that I spent with you! Not one! I actually thought that we belonged together. Now I look at you -- look straight through and -- and I wish I'd never seen your face. I wish I'd never let you touch me.

Billy: Jen, look, I'm --

Jennifer: Don't touch me! Don't ever touch me again! Don't say my name, don't look at me. Don't wonder how I am. I wished I had never met you.

Billy: Look, if that's the way you want to leave things --

Jennifer: No! That's the way things have to be, because so go. Be a coward and run. Go. Go! Leave! Just go, leave me alone!

[Door closes]

Jennifer: Oh, make him come back. Please make him come back.

[Door opens]

Lucinda: Jennifer, who was that driving -- darl -- ooh, good grief. What happened? It's okay. It's all right. It's perfectly -- it doesn't matter. It's just stuff. Honey, it's all right. It's all right. Darling? What happened? I mean -- what -- who did this?

Jennifer: Bryant did.

Lucinda: Bryant did? Bryant did? Jennifer, what went on here last night?

Carly: Do you think you can sleep?

Craig: No. No. I close my eyes, I see his face. I hear his voice. But still, I -- I've never felt so alone in the world.

Carly: You're not alone. I'm here.

Hal: Bacon. Bacon, bacon, bacon, bacon.

Emily: Okay, who wants more -- ooh, pancakes.

James: I've got you.

Barbara: And Hal has Emily. The children are happy to see her.

James: Are they, now?

Barbara: I thought they needed me. I've been replaced. I thought --

James: Barbara, Barbara? I'm going to take you home now.

Barbara: This is my home.

James: No, this, this was your home. Things changed. You've changed. You're a different woman now. Let me take you to your real home where you belong.

Craig: I'm going to remember this moment, and I'm going to kick myself for saying this, but I can't --

Carly: You're -- you're turning me down?

Craig: Oh, I have wanted you since I first saw you. You have no idea.

Carly: No, I think I did pick up on a few of your very subtle hints.

Craig: Well -- I knew that we would be like this, just -- just -- not like this. I don't want to burden you with my -- my grief.

Carly: Burden me? You have been a burden to me since we met. But don't apologize, okay? Not tonight. I think I understand what you're feeling. When I miscarried Nora, that little life I never even got to know, that never even had a chance to grow -- I thought that was the end for me, that the pain would never go away.

Craig: Did it?

Carly: No. But you learn to live with it, or at least you pretend you do.

Craig: What would I have done if I didn't have you? What would I -- I mean --

Carly: We're going to get through this. We will.

Craig: "We"?

Carly: We. I'm not going to leave you in your time of need. Imagine the names they would call me then.

Craig: Need -- I can't get his voice out of my head.

Carly: Don't do that, Craig.

Craig: "Dad, I need you." He never said that before, not like that.

Carly: Hey?

Craig: And then when he finally says it -- I'm not there.

Carly: Hey. Don't do it to yourself, Craig. There's nothing you could've done!

Craig: I don't believe it -- what was he so upset about? Oh, when I went to see him, he was so mad. He didn't raise his voice, but he was furious at something. Something, something -- I gotta find out what that was.

Carly: Why? So if he hated it, you can hate it, too.

Lucinda: Jennifer, dear, you must know why he did this.

Jennifer: Um --

Lucinda: Yes?

Jennifer: He was upset.

Lucinda: Clearly, but upset about what?

Jennifer: About me. He was really, really angry with me. And we had a fight. We broke up.

Lucinda: Okay. But you've done that before. I mean, so what? What -- what happened that was different? What -- what precipitated this crisis?

Jennifer: Things -- things snowballed.

Lucinda: Jennifer, I know things. I know about the money, about the trust fund, and everything. But my grandson did not get in his car to drive it into a tree and kill himself, because --you have to know something! Just tell me anything, because I -- I need help here. I need to know, please? Tell me. Come on!

Jennifer: I -- I don't know! I don't know! I'm sorry, Mrs. Walsh! I wish I could help you! I really do!

Lucinda: Jennifer!

Jennifer: I'm sorry!

Lucinda: Dear, Jennifer, for heaven's sake -- what's going -- poor kid, what happened? What did that? What turned -- made him go so crazy? There's gotta be something here. I gotta find out -- what? What? What? What? All right, all right. Did he -- did he call somebody just before the accident? I can find that out?

Paul: So, uh, you promised my mother that you wouldn't see me again, right? In exchange for voting for Lucinda? All right. So, why are we here together?

Rose: I don't know. I think I'm going back on my word.

Paul: Why didn't you tell me earlier, Rose?

Rose: 'Cause I was sworn to secrecy. I misled your mom, and then I went back on my word. What a great person I am.

Paul: You know, that doesn't even sound like my mother. My father, yeah maybe, but my mother -- I -- I'm sorry, Rose.

Rose: Don't be sorry, I mean, it's hard for your ma, you know, she's been through so much with Craig Montgomery. It's very hard for her to trust somebody.

Paul: Look, don't -- don't take it personally, okay? It's nothing against you.

Rose: Are you kidding me? She thinks I'm taking you away from her.

Paul: Oh, come on. Look, but I think what you said about my mother was -- was true. What you said early. You know, she's changing. She -- you know, you got -- she went down there to see Jennifer. It's only a matter of time before she eases up on me.

Rose: What if she doesn't?

Paul: It doesn't matter. You know, she doesn't have to like you, Rose. I like you. And I like you very much.

James: Once again, life goes on without you, Barbara. That's a shame. It's a real shame.

Craig: The last few years, we did clash a lot. But lately -- did I tell you how, after I was cleared in court, he came up to me, he hugged me? He was proud of me. It was something. Man, it was really something.

Carly: You see that, that's the kind of thing that you have to hold on to.

Craig: He even asked me for advice on his girlfriend.

[Craig chuckles] how about that, huh? He was always saying he was always trying so hard not to be like his old man, he comes to me.

[Craig chuckles]

Carly: He saw how many relationships you mucked up, and he still loved you -- loved you so much that he wanted to come to you.

Craig: If I'd been here, you know, if I had known what it was --

Carly: You know what, Craig, he probably just had a fight with his girlfriend or something. You know, you know those Munson and so he was having a rough time, and who did he call? Not Lucinda. Not a friend. He called you. He called his father.

[Craig sobs]

Carly: It'll be all right. It's going to be okay. Craig --

Sierra: Would you mind telling me what's going on here, mother? I thought -- I thought we were meeting at the hospital? How's Bryant?

Lucinda: Darling, I -- I -- I've been --

Sierra: What? What is it?

Lucinda: I've been searching. He's gone.

Sierra: Gone?

Lucinda: Darling, his heart -- it stopped -- because of -- because of the accident.

Sierra: No, no, no, no. You told me that he was going to surgery. But he was going to be fine.

Lucinda: Sweetheart -- we thought -- everybody thought everything was going to be fine, including the doctors.

Sierra: No, this is not real. This isn't real. It isn't real.

Lucinda: Sweetheart, it happened. It has happened.

Sierra: I knew it. I had this feeling. I -- I don't know, I was on the plane. I kept telling myself, "you're being silly, this is --" I kept calling the hospital, and I kept getting put off, and cut off, and -- then I -- I knew. I -- I felt him leave me.

Lucinda: Lucy -- is Lucy --

Sierra: Lucy, oh.

Lucinda: Okay.

Sierra: Lucy's, Lucy's on a trip with the school. And I didn't even tell her about the accident, because I thought Bryant would tell her himself when he felt well enough. You know how much she worships her brother, and I --

Lucinda: I am so sorry. I'm so sorry. I'm so sorry.

Sierra: My boy, my darling. I didn't have a chance to say good-bye to him. Mother, I didn't get a chance to say good-bye. What happened to this place? What happen -- what -- what is all this? Bryant? Bryant did this?

Lucinda: Yeah.

Sierra: Why? Why would he do this?

Lucinda: Well, honey, that's the million-dollar question. We don't know. But now, I -- this is all at the hospital. And I brought it her, and I -- I opened his phone. He spoke with his father.

Sierra: I -- I don't understand.

Lucinda: What I'm saying is, that he was so upset and desperate and angry that he did all this, and then he got in the car, and the last person he spoke to was -- was Craig. I mean, he called him. He had something to do with this.

Sierra: I -- I gotta go to Craig. I want to go see Craig.

Lucinda: Honey?

Sierra: I -- I have to go.

Rose: Oh, man, you kiss good.

Paul: It was inspired.

Rose: Kissing like this could make a girl forget things, you know.

Paul: Like what?

Rose: Oh, like her good manners, all her good advice her mama gave her --

Paul: Let's start with that. Let's just forget all that motherly advice, okay?

Rose: Are you sure you can do that? I mean, a good son like you?

Paul: Watch it lady, you calling me a goody-goody?

Rose: No. No, I'm serious. You are a good son. It's one of the things about you that makes me weak in my knees, you know? You -- came back here when your ma got hurt, and you put your life on hold --

Paul: Yeah, but you're the one on hold.

Rose: Because you're a good son. Any better, I'd recommend you for the priesthood.

Paul: Yeah, put an end to my kissing career? Forget it. I'm not letting you get away.

James: I tried to tell you, Barbara. Things change when you are not paying attention. You've changed. Now, it's time you let go of the past. It's time that you make sure that you -- don't lose your son.

Lucinda: You should have called me. I would have done it. I would have had the problem solved. I -- I would have done whatever was needed. Oh, what happened to make you call him? That miserable excuse for a father. And Craig -- Craig, where were you when your son needed you the most?

[Knock on door]

Carly: Would you like me to get rid of whoever that is?

Craig: No --

[Knock on door]

Craig: Oh -- oh, Sierra.

Sierra: Craig.

Craig: I wanted to call you sooner.

Sierra: But you shut yourself off like you always do. You need to find someone that you can open up to, or you're going to go crazy.

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