ATWT Transcript Wednesday 11/7/01


As The World Turns Transcript Wednesday 11/7/01

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Simon: Good morning.

Katie: Good morning. Oh, I haven't slept that well in -

Simon: - In a year?

Katie: To the day.

Simon: So you don't wanna check in with the guru or affirm one of those nuns?

Katie: Why would I wanna do that?

Simon: I don't know. I just don't wanna skip any rituals and invite the curse of the bogeyman into our lives.

Katie: Oh, no, no. The bogeyman took his gold chains and went way back to New Jersey.

Simon: I hate to say it, but all good things must come to an end. We should get this honeymoon suite of ours back to Nancy.

Katie: You know what I think we should do? I think we should buy this, and then every anniversary, we'll spend like we did last night.

Simon: Yeah, who cares? It's only time. We got time - plenty of time for another road trip down honeymoon lane.

Katie: Oh, but - the honeymoon's over, baby.

Simon: What? Already? What?

Katie: Well, I mean, it was definitely magical. Definitely magical. I mean, last night was the second-best night of my entire life, but that was just an hors d'oeuvre. Our marriage is the main course. You just wait. I promise you, the best is yet to come.

Sierra: Thank you, Mrs. Martinez. I'll adjust my plans. No, no, I'm sure everything will be fine. Okay. All right. Bye-bye.

Lucinda: Honey? Would you like Matthew to bring your stuff down now?

Sierra: No, actually, it looks like I'll be staying for the afternoon.

Lucinda: Oh!

Sierra: Lucy's tour group has been delayed.

Lucinda: Oh, good, we can - is Lucy okay?

Sierra: Mrs. Martinez said that she's having a great time.

Lucinda: Good.

Sierra: How am I going to tell her? She worships Bryant. So close.

Lucinda: He adored her.

Sierra: How do I tell her that her big brother, her best friend - she's never gonna see him again?

Lucinda: Want me to come with you? Hmm? Is Craig going?

Sierra: No.

Lucinda: Well, he's not? What kind of a father is that? I would think that he'd wanna go.

Sierra: You know, mother, don't think. And don't pry. Okay? Listen, my relationship with Craig is not open for discussion. All right? Listen, I have a little at a time, so I'm gonna go back to the cottage and I'm gonna finish packing up Bryant's things.

Lucinda: Could I help you with that?

Sierra: No. I think it's something a mother just needs to do by herself.

Matthew: Excuse me. Mr. Montgomery has just pulled into the driveway.

Sierra: Will you tell him that I just stepped out?

Matthew: Of course.

[Door bells chimes]

Lucinda: Forget about it, Matthew. Forget about it. I'll take care of it.

Matthew: Very well, Ms. Walsh.

Lucinda: Yes, Craig?

Craig: Is Sierra in?

Lucinda: She just stepped out.

Craig: Where is she?

Lucinda: My daughter doesn't have to run her itinerary by you.

Craig: Has she left for the airport already?

Lucinda: From what I've heard today, I wouldn't be surprised if Sierra never spoke to you ever again. And if she has her way, you will never see little Lucy either.

Mitzi: I never saw such a pack of broomsticks in my life. What do these girls eat? Birdseed?

Rose: Thin is in, you know. Remember that. I don't think it ever went out. Look, you know, I gotta find Isaac soon. Maybe I can catch him before Paul gets here today.

Mitzi: Look again, Rose. Mr. Wonderful is in the house.

Paul: I'm sorry. Can you repeat that?

Carly: Gladly. And so there's no confusion, I'm on my way.

Paul: No. No, no. Don't do that.

Carly: Those models are gonna be wearing my designs, Paul.

Paul: Look, I'm not arguing that, Carly.

Carly: I have a right to vote on the perfect women to wear the perfect clothing - my clothing, Paul.

Paul: Carly, the publicist doesn't know about our deal, ok?

Carly: Well then, tell him.

Paul: Well, it's not that simple.

Carly: You make it simple, or I will.

Paul: How am I supposed to introduce you?

Carly: As the beautiful woman who's saving your assets.

Paul: All right, Carly, I don't have time for this right now. Just do me a favor - keep your distance today.

[Phone hangs up]

Carly: I've done you enough favors, pal. I think it's time to teach somebody how to treat a lady with respect.

Devon: Paul, we should start interviewing.

Paul: Just give me a minute.

Devon: We've only got this place for a few hours. I say we get started. Our schedule's so tight. We're up against the wall.

Paul: Okay, you're right. Just - who's first?

Bonnie: Well, sorry, ladies, but Isaac has already left for a meeting.

Rose: Oh, yeah, too bad. All right, tell Isaac I'll talk to him later. Let's go.

Mitzi: Sure. Hi, Jack.

Jack: Hi.

Mitzi: Are you gonna judge the cattle call for Barbara Ryan originals?

Jack: No, I've got a meeting with Paul regarding another matter. Paul -

Paul: Thanks for coming. Good to see you.

Jack: No problem.

Paul: I hope Jack's not the only one here to see me this morning.

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Lucinda: Get out of here! And stay away from my daughter!

Craig: I would like to know where the mother of my children is.

Lucinda: Don't take that attitude with me, not after what you've done.

Craig: What I've done?

Lucinda: Oh, you've really torn it now. You've torn it. I don't blame Sierra for feeling so betrayed.

Craig: Oh, you're fishing, Lucinda. You've never had a clue what happens between Sierra and me.

Lucinda: Really?

Craig: And it drives you crazy.

Lucinda: Well, now you've done it. It's over. It's finished, so you might as well just give up and get out. There's nothing left between you two.

Craig: Well, for one, we're still Lucy's parents.

Lucinda: That is an accident of biology.

Craig: I love my daughter.

Lucinda: Yes, you love your daughter, just as you loved your son.

Craig: Don't you ever doubt my love for my children.

Lucinda: You go to hell.

Craig: After you.

Lucinda: Whatever it is that you have done this time, she's upped the ante. And I know that she will make sure that you never see little Lucy ever again!

Craig: I don't think Sierra will keep me from seeing Lucy.

Lucinda: Now who's fishing?

Craig: You tell Sierra - and anybody else who's interested - that Lucy is my daughter. And no one is gonna keep me from her.

James: Feel that fall air. Winter's upon us, Barbara. Winter, the tame's man.

Barbara: Not today, James. I don't have time for you today.

James: But you see - I have time for me, and I wanna be here.

Barbara: Jack Snyder knows that you're back. I'm sure he ran to Paul with the news.

James: And if Paul learns that you and I are getting reacquainted over some long-lost arrest record, well -

Barbara: I never should have told you about Rose D'Angelo.

James: Mm-hmm, yes, but you did. And now you're desperately afraid that you're gonna lose your son over that, aren't you, Barbara? Aren't you? Huh?

Barbara: Maybe.

James: Yeah. Barbara, you're going to lose Paul, but not because of me. But because holding mama's hand, drying mama's tears and serving her tea is not the stuff that this young man's dreams are made of.

Barbara: Leave me alone. You've served your purpose. Rose is out of Paul's life permanently.

James: Uh-huh. Are you sure? Are you absolutely certain that the colorful Ms. D'Angelo is no longer a threat?

Rose: Lucinda thought it'd be best if I got the rest of Bryant's things, but Isaac isn't here. So -I didn't realize you had a little parade going on either.

Paul: Rose, we need to talk.

Rose: I'm so sorry.

Paul: Okay, we need to talk, but not here, not in the middle of this craziness.

Jennifer: Paul, hi. Is Mom around?

Rose: Hey, Jen. How you holding up?

Jennifer: Okay, thanks.

Paul: No, Mom's not coming to the audition.

Jennifer: Oh. Well, I was hoping she'd be here. That's the whole reason I came.

Paul: Well, you can hang around if you want.

Jennifer: Thanks.

Bonnie: Excuse me. Can I steal your sister for a minute? Thanks. Jen, what do you know about nuking bran muffins?

Jennifer: Well, I guess I'm pretty decent with a microwave.

Bonnie: Great, let's go, because my job is hanging on a thin line, even as we speak.

Rose: I should get back to Lucinda.

Paul: No, no, Rose, please, don't go. There's so much left unsaid, okay? Look, I got a lot I got to take care of here, okay? I won't be long. Stay. Promise you'll wait, okay? Okay, I'll be right back.

Rose: Okay.

Mitzi: You got that look in your eye, Rose.

Rose: He turns my knees to jell-O.

Mitzi: Maybe you better sit down before you faint. Oh, I would kill to have that look in my eye, just once.

Rose: Who am I? Who am I to dream of having a guy like that in my life?

Mitzi: Hey, you're Rose D'Angelo, that's who.

Rose: "D'Angelo" - you say it like I'm royalty or something.

Mitzi: You are - to those who love you.

Rose: Ahh. Barbara Ryan doesn't think so.

Mitzi: Well, that lady is an itch with a capital "B."

Rose: Yeah, no kidding. I gotta tell Paul the truth. Right? I gotta tell him. He's gotta know the real me - the good, the bad and the ugly. And if he drops me like yesterday's garbage -

Mitzi: God forbid.

Rose: Then at least I'll know why.

Simon: Ooh.

Katie: Look at all the memories in here. Look, I made these when I was 12.. I already have the "p" embroidered.

Simon: Oh, and what's the "p" for, princess?

Katie: Peretti, and now, I have to add your initials to it. Look at all this, we have sheets and towels, everything for our new home.

Simon: What are all those books?

Katie: Oh, just tons of cookbooks, how-to books-

Simon: How to what? How to - karma sutra? Yeah.

Katie: How to be the perfect wife, the perfect friend, the perfect mate.

Simon: What's this one?

Katie: Oh, no, no, no, not that one.

Simon: Why? What's so special about this one?

Katie: It's just - it's private, okay?

Simon: Okay.

Katie: I have had this journal since I was 7 years old. You know my dad died when I was practically a baby, so this was my way of talking to him. Whenever I needed advice, I would just write down the question, and I believed that he could hear me. Oh, I wrote down all my dreams in this book. Now they're all coming true. I have a man who loves me, and we're gonna get a beautiful, perfect place to live, and you're gonna get a real job and end every typical day by saying, "Honey, I'm home!"

Simon: Okay, wait, wait - whoa, hey, baby. Define typical, and then define real job.

Katie: Well, you'll get a job, I don't know - doing whatever it is you realize you want to do. But you gotta start doing that quickly, because a steady paycheck is nothing to joke about.

Simon: Ah, wait, wait - whoa, wait. Come here. Look, I love you so much, and I will do everything in my power to give you anything you want, but I -

Katie: That is the same exact way I feel. Oh, Simon, we are going to have the most perfect life in the world.

Carly: Hi.

Craig: Hi.

Carly: How are you?

Craig: I'm up, dressed, putting one foot in front of the other. Existing, you know?

Carly: Right. I'm sorry. I wish that I had more time, but I have to be somewhere.

Craig: No, it's all right. I just came by to tell you I'm leaving town for a few days.

Carly: Where are you headed?

Craig: Montega. Lucy -

Carly: Yeah. When are you and Sierra leaving?

Craig: I'm going alone before Sierra has a chance to poison my daughter against me, too.

Barbara: I'm sure there will be no further interference from Ms. D'Angelo. I saw her yesterday, and she seemed to be keeping her distance from Paul.

James: Then she obviously believes that if she doesn't comply that you'll go public with her arrest record. Well, well, well, you must - you must be relieved.

Barbara: I am. And B.R.O is launching a new line very soon, and my company will be back on top, and I will be in control of my life again.

James: No, no, no, no, Barbara. You have no idea what's going on outside this little world that you've created for yourself. You'll be in control of nothing.

Barbara: Stop trying to scare me.

James: I'm not trying to scare you, Barbara. I'm trying to get you to face facts. You need me. Without me, you will lose B.R.O. And your precious son. You banish me from your life, you'll end up with nothing.

Jack: James is circling, Paul. Why, I'm not sure, but I want Carly out of this company. It's too dangerous.

Paul: Look, I'll handle James.

Jack: No, nobody handles James. That's why I asked Carly to walk away now.

Paul: What did she say?

Jack: She refused, but she doesn't know how bad it can get. You do. James is already playing mind games. I told you, I'm sure he's the one who set up those pictures of you and Carly.

Paul: Yeah, he must have been trying to tip my mother off so she'd freak out and try to do something.

Jack: I know you think it's impossible, but my gut still tells me that Barbara's not a victim in all this.

Paul: You want me to ask her if she's contacted James again? Look, I know the answer, Jack. It's no.

Jack: Even if she hasn't, Barbara should know the truth about Carly. Look, Barbara could have found those pictures in the gazebo. It was just dumb luck that she didn't. But if you keep this secret, James holds all the power. He can unmask your plan any time he wants.

Paul: Look, if I don't tell my mom about Carly now, we'd be in the same place. You know, no new collection, no show, no company.

Jack: The survival of her business is the least of her worries right now and yours. James is dangerous. When he's around, people you care about get hurt.

Paul: No, I won't let that happen.

Jack: Neither will I. So long as Carly has anything to do with B.R.O., I'm watching your back.

Paul: Hey, Jack, let me know if you get anything else on James.

Jack: You'll be the first. Some things aren't worth the risk, Paul. It took me a long time to figure that out.

Paul: I'm sorry that took so long.

Rose: That's all right, that's all right. It gave Mitzi a chance to test the Danish. I'm sorry, no jokes. No, this is very serious.

Paul: Yes, it is. Look, Rose, yesterday I was telling you how much I was falling in love with you, and I mean, it couldn't have been a secret. We both knew it was happening. And then, all of a sudden, you changed your mind on me. Just tell me the truth.

Rose: The truth? The truth is a very complicated thing. You know, there's three versions of truth - yours, the other person's and the real truth.

Paul: Did anyone threaten you?

Rose: Threaten me? No! What are - someone is going to threaten me?

Paul: I'm sorry. I just - I have a lot going on right now, and I don't know who or what to trust, but I know that something or someone got to you. Now tell me.

Rose: All right, you have the right to know that much. When you said that you were falling in love with me - the words back to you were right at the tip of my tongue. Right there - they were ready to roll out of my mouth. But they didn't. Because I told a big lie when I said I didn't want you. And I lied not to hurt you, but because I was afraid of the look in your eyes when I tell you what I have to tell you.

Paul: What's that?

Rose: That the girl you're falling in love with was once arrested for prostitution.

Carly: Here, drink this, and try to get your head in a better place.

Craig: I should be with my daughter when she's told about Bryant.

Carly: Yeah, maybe you should, but Sierra doesn't want you there, does she? You have to give her room to do things her way.

Craig: What if Lucy thinks I've abandoned her, too?

Carly: Well, then you set her straight, when the time's right.

Craig: Yeah, when the time is right for Sierra.

Carly: Yes.

Craig: The woman's grinding me for borrowing money from Bryant, for not picking up on his mood and staying with him the night of the accident. I didn't know it was that bad.

Carly: Of course you didn't. How many times have I told you it was an accident, a tragic accident. I would never blame you, but as a mother, I can imagine what Sierra must be feeling. She's gotta be going crazy right now. And yeah, it's killing you, too, but you have to step away.

Craig: And lose Lucy?

Carly: That's never gonna happen. You got to let Sierra grieve in her own way, in her own time. And if part of that grief is blaming you, then so be it. And whenever you feel like it, you can tell me what's really eating you up inside. Because I don't think it's Sierra at all or Lucy.

Craig: I believe that if I pick up that phone and call Bryant, he answers. Maybe we argue, maybe we don't, but he is there - alive. I want to go to Montega and hold Lucy and never let her go. I want to feel like Lucy's dad again.

Katie: I have this book, and it tells you just how to give each other space and how to work out fights. Let me see, arguments, arguments, arguments -

Simon: We don't need a book. Katie, let's - can't we just talk?

Katie: Just listen.

Simon: Talk, literally.

Katie: Okay, wait, mirroring. Okay, we have to mirror each other's thoughts.

Simon: A mirror is used for checking out your hairstyle, and that's it.

Katie: Okay, Simon, I hear you when you say you have concerns about our future.

Simon: Okay, what do you hear, o great one?

Katie: Fear and doubts maybe - but it's okay, 'cause once you get used to everything, it'll be great. I promise. Okay, your turn.

Simon: To do what?

Katie: To tell me what you hear when I talk about our future.

Simon: You already know what I hear. You already know.

Katie: Come on, if you don't try, it's not gonna work.

Simon: Look, okay, it's not so much then what I hear. It's what I see, up here in my mind.

Katie: Well, I can't read your mind.

Simon: Okay, I would give you the world, all right, you know that. But when I picture my life, I do not see time clocks and budget reports and a tie - a tie - a tie is what my father used to wear. And what I see when you describe our life is - I'm sorry, but I gotta be honest, it's kind of scary.

[Simon imagining]

Simon: Honey, I'm home!

Katie: Welcome home, honey. I missed you so much.

Simon: Oh, I missed you, too.

Katie: How was your day as the happiest man in the world?

Simon: Incredible! I happily made an obscene amount of money. I was voted the happiest man in the world. And I managed to produce more widgets than anyone in the company before the old time clock had even struck noon! How was your day, honey?

Katie: Perfect as usual.

Simon: And how's our new arrival?

Katie: Oh, an absolute angel. Come here, Flickers! Daddy's home. All of his brothers and sisters just adore them. Wait until you see them all together. Wickers, knickers, slickers and bickers, come here, Daddy's home. Oh, and of course, my little angel, the original Snickers.

Simon: Ow! What was that for?

Katie: For making fun of me.

Simon: Look, I wasn't making fun -

Katie: Simon, I have spent the whole past year studying every little part of you inside and out, and all you see when you look at me is some air-headed cartoon queen with a bunch of furry friends.

Simon: No, I -

Katie: Sometimes you're just - oh, you're just such a man!

James: Paul is your son, Barbara. He's also my son, he has my blood running in his veins.

Barbara: He's nothing like you.

James: You can't win out over genetics, Barbara.

Barbara: Jack knows that you're here. He will tell Paul. I can't risk that. I won't risk that.

James: I don't think Paul would be upset if he knew his parents were being supportive of one another in a time of need.

Barbara: You are nothing to me.

James: Now, I suppose I should be used to your ingratitude by now.

Barbara: You've done nothing that didn't serve your own agenda, and I don't know what that is. But I don't have the energy to find out. I just want you gone.

James: You want me gone? Fine, but who's going to keep your fragile little world from falling apart with me gone?

Barbara: It won't fall - I won't let it fall apart! Do you hear me, James?!

Rose: It was the worst night of my life, and kinda the best in a way, too. The worst because if that guy wasn't a cop, then I would've backed out last minute, which, is what I probably would have done in the first place, and he would've got mad and maybe he tossed me into the Atlantic. But also the best because he was a cop, and it made me stop in my tracks and think I'm acting so crazy. It was a mistake, I mean, it was a mistake. I swear I kept my nose clean after that. That was it, just no shenanigans, nothing. I was a really good girl, and if you don't tell me what's going in your head right now, I'm just gonna lose it.

Paul: I was thinking about the Lakeview, the night we were there. When I came back to the room, you were completely shut down. You've held on to this secret for a long time. What made you so afraid that night?

Rose: It's just that we were getting so close, you know? And I realized it wasn't fun and games anymore, and I started thinking with my head. Look at us, you are who you are, and I'm just a third-rate show girl with a record.

Paul: No.

Rose: What do you mean, no?

Paul: I mean there's more to it. Now be honest with me, did my mother have something to do with this? Did my mother have something to do with us breaking up?

Simon: Okay, fine. I'm sorry, I'm sorry. Here, may I have a look at the book? Here.

Katie: Oh, now you want the book? No, forget it.

Simon: Yes, yes, give me the book. Pass it. Where were we?

Katie: Mirroring.

Simon: Oh, yes, mirroring. Okay. Katie, I hear you when you said I was mocking you. Now, why don't you tell me what you believe that I think our marriage should be.

Katie: Okay, I can see it now. A day in the life of the fearless Frasiers.

[Katie imagining]

Simon: Rendezvous at 1,800 hours,

confines secured, debriefing to be downloaded immediately.

[Mission impossible theme plays]

Katie: Hi-ya! Ya!

Welcome home, darling.

Simon: That's my cat.

Katie: It's Frasier, Katie Frasier.

Simon: Well, you look -

Katie: Almost as pretty as you do.

Simon: Martini?

Katie: Of course, but shaken -Simon: Never stirred.

Katie: Is there any other way?

How was your day?

Simon: Oh, nothing out of the ordinary. Spent a few hours at the casino trading passwords with lesser spies, then a very attractive woman threw me into a tent full of famished piranhas. Jolly good fun, actually. And you, my love?

Katie: I broke a few secret codes before breakfast, and then I was captured and almost painted gold - all over.

Simon: Oh, behave.

Katie: That guy started such a weird trend. Anyway, I escaped, as usual, and now I'm starving. Dinner in Rome?

Simon: Why not?

Jet's on the roof.

Shall we?

Katie: Let's. So see, Simon, sometimes you have to grow up. Life is not one big international adventure.

Simon: All right, but that doesn't mean that we have to sit here and be bean counters, does it? Look, Katie, we are going to find what works for us. I don't know how, but we will. Okay? And there, there we go. That smile - that's all the inspiration that I need.

Katie: You mean it?

Simon: Of course I mean it. But you know that change doesn't come without a price. If I buckle down and give us a simple life here, then I'm not gonna be the man that you fell in love with. So you have to work out and decide what you want - the man that you love right now or the man that will give you the life that you think you need.

Craig: You gonna talk good sense to me now?

Carly: I'm pretty low on good sense these days, so don't push it.

Craig: I value your advice, you know?

Carly: Good, take it. Do something good with your day.

Craig: I can think of a lot of good things.

Carly: Yes, I'm sure you can, besides that.

Craig: I need you, Carly.

Carly: You do know what to say to get to a gal.

Craig: Are you gotten to?

Carly: I have to get to those model auditions, and you really ought to do something constructive with yourself today. Why don't you go and see Billy? He seemed pretty broken up after the funeral.

Craig: We had a long chat last night. I think Billy and I understand each other.

Jennifer: You know, I don't get Billy. Now is when we're supposed to need each other. And after promising that we're gonna find a way to be with each other, he suddenly turns and runs the other direction. Bonnie?

Bonnie: Yeah, yeah, I heard you. Billy dumped you for no reason. Jen, that's what guys do. Hello! They're from Mars. You can't expect to speak their language - ever. I have an idea. Let's do something for us. Let's talk to Paul about this modeling gig. I mean, look at me. I'm witty, original, bright, charming. I mean, come on, Jen. Forget about Billy. It's his loss. We are bold and beautiful,

young and restless. And honey, we have way too much going on to let anything, let alone some guy, hold us down. So what do you think? Follow me. It's time for two of Oakdale's hottest to sizzle and shine. Come on. Come on.

Rose: So you want to know if your mom had something to do with us breaking up? Well, yes, of course, I mean, she did. She's Barbara Ryan, you know, she's rich and she's classy. And she's all the things that I'm not - oil and water, you know? Like us - you're Park Avenue, and I'm just Rose. I can't tell if you want to wrap your arms around me or just head on out of here and never look back.

Paul: Rose, do I have to remind you that I'm a guy who tried to kill his own father? I have baggage. You have baggage. We all have baggage. Regardless - what I want to say is - what I'm trying - wow. I have to get back to my publicist before he walks out on me. But are we okay?

Rose: Perfect.

Paul: I'll see you later.

Rose: Mm-hmm. You betcha.

Mitzi: Oh, Rosie, that was the most romantic kiss I ever saw.

Rose: You're not gonna get an argument from me. I'll tell you that - but that mother of his, Barbara Ryan, I've got to stop that woman. Stop her before she messes up the best thing that ever came into my life.

Lucinda: You gave me the impression that you didn't want to have anything to do with him.

Sierra: Don't speak for me, mother.

Lucinda: I simply told him that you were gonna go and see Lucy, which is what you are going to do. And he got huffy about her being his daughter -

Sierra: Because you made him believe that I had already left town, didn't you?

Lucinda: Well, so what if I did? So what? That gives you the power of position! Use it! For heavens sake, you've got a responsibility, Sierra! A responsibility to your remaining child!

Sierra: You know, mother, Craig and I had two beautiful children together, and now one of them is gone. He's in a bad place, and you couldn't resist making it worse for him.

Lucinda: In one word - no.

Sierra: You know what? It didn't work. You failed. You know what? You know what you've done? You've made me want to go to him and find some kind of common ground - find some way to hold on to whatever little bit of family we have left.

Craig: You sure you don't want me to go with you to that audition?

Carly: No, thanks. You just find a way to keep yourself busy today without following Sierra.

Craig: Well, I'm open to suggestions, as you know.

Carly: Just keep it positive - something that doesn't have anything to do with retribution.

Craig: That narrows the field. What about dinner in my suite? We can get all dressed up and pretend we live in a world where talent is well rewarded and children outlive their parents.

Carly: Dinner sounds good - but in the dining room, and it's just dinner.

Craig: Everything is negotiable. Don't you know that?

Katie: Just take good care of it, please, and put it in a safe place.

Bellman: Of course, Mrs. Frasier.

Katie: Thank you.

Simon: You're right, you know. There are all kinds of adventures. Well, there's the shopping mall during holiday season, right? Yeah. Then there's the adventure of the 30-year mortgage. And then there's scaling new tax brackets. That's fun.

Katie: You don't have to say that.

Simon: You, Katie, are an adventure all to yourself. And I want to take you on another adventure, right here, right now.

Katie: Oh, no, where are we going?

Simon: Ah, take my hand. It's gonna be tricky. The terrain can fool you, so you have to hold on tight.

Katie: Oh, no, not the jungle. You know I can't live without indoor plumbing.

Simon: No, this one is a little bit closer to home. I want to do something that we've never dared to do before. We're gonna make love to each other in our own bed.

Katie: Oh, I've gotta warn you, I haven't packed for that trip.

Simon: Well, clothes are optional. Honey, I'm home.

Devon: Why don't we have her resume, Paul? She's not on our shortlist.

Paul: No, she's not on any list. Jen, what are you doing here?

Devon: You know her? Young lady, we seem to be missing your head shot and resume.

Paul: You don't need it. She's my sister.

Devon: This is Barbara Ryan's daughter?

Jennifer: The one and only.

Devon: I don't believe it. She is a Barbara Ryan original - the ultimate original. Paul, she's perfect. Our search is over!

Barbara: What are you doing here?

Rose: I don't want to play dirty, Ms. Ryan, but I will if I have to.

Barbara: And you do know how to play dirty, don't you? We have proof of that.

Rose: No more cracks about my rap sheet, all right?

Barbara: It's all a matter of public record, one that I could share with Lucinda and her stockholders.

Rose: Oh, please, sing another tune, would you please? I admit, you had me going for awhile. You did, but I wasn't worried about Worldwide or the stockholders. I don't care what they think of me. It was my pop. The look on his face if I had to tell him, that almost broke me.

Barbara: I should think so.

Rose: But it won't.

Barbara: Not if you hold up your end of the bargain.

Rose: Right, stay away from Paul? Right.

Barbara: A rule so simple even you can follow.

Rose: Hmm, see, I don't like rules. Ask the nuns at St. Gregory about that one. You see, you thought that you had Paul in the palm of your hands that he would jump ship if he found out the truth.

Barbara: Trust me, he will.

Rose: Oh, no, see, you don't know your son like as well as you think you do.

Barbara: Who are you to tell me anything about my son?

Rose: I'm the one calling the shots. Yeah, that's right. You see, I'm the one holding all the cards. So you better do your best to make nice to me. And maybe - just maybe, if you lose the attitude, I'll make sure your son doesn't cut you out of his life for good.

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