ATWT Transcript Monday 11/12/01


As The World Turns Transcript Monday 11/12/01

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Isaac: Oh, you're here. Great. Thanks for coming in so early.

Bonnie: Don't mention it. You know, there was a time not that long ago when I'd be going to sleep right about now.

Isaac: Well, welcome to life in the real world.

Bonnie: Lucky for me, I'm just visiting.

Isaac: Here's what I need you to do - restock all the bars. Okay, you know where the liquor is downstairs. I know normally it's a bartender's job, but I'm still a little short-handed since Bryant.

Bonnie: Have you looked?

Isaac: It didn't seem - it didn't seem right.

Bonnie: Anything else?

Isaac: You wouldn't be up for running an inventory, would you?

Bonnie: You're pushing it, Isaac.

Isaac: Well, that's part of my charm.

Bonnie: Charm. Oh, there's charm there. Sorry, I missed it. All right, okay, fine. I'll do inventory. How accurate does it have to be?

Isaac: Very accurate. But before you get started, you haven't seen a cocktail dress from the auditions yesterday, have you? 'Cause Paul Ryan called, and he said it was left here.

Bonnie: I'll keep my eyes open as I wave through the swizzle sticks.

Jennifer: Hello, good morning, everyone. Have you seen my makeup case? I think I might have left it here yesterday.

Isaac: This one? See, I should charge you a holding fee.

Bonnie: And you know, the funny thing is, Jen, he's not kidding. So why didn't you call me? I would've brought over your makeup, not that you ever wear any.

Jennifer: Well, that was before.

Bonnie: Before what?

Jennifer: I became the Barbara Ryan Original.

Bonnie: You took the modeling job! Congratulations.

Jennifer: Yeah. Thank you. There were so many reasons - well, a few reasons why I shouldn't have taken it. But how could I not, you know?

Bonnie: Of course you couldn't turn it down.

Isaac: Good. Congratulations, Jennifer. Good luck.

Jennifer: Thank you. Well, now all I have to do is tell Paul and start packing for New York.

Isaac: Speaking of Paul, he called a while back looking for a cocktail dress from the auditions yesterday. You haven't seen it, have you?

Jennifer: Um, no. No, I haven't. Have you tried Carly? Maybe she took it home with her.

Isaac: I'll call Carly. Bonnie, where'd you put the phone?

Jennifer: I don't know, Jen. Maybe we should charge him a handing fee. What do you think?

Jennifer: Nah, I'd start a tab.

[Cell phone rings]

Carly: Oh. Hello?

Isaac: Carly, hi. It's Isaac Jenkins. Listen, Paul Ryan - he called about a missing cocktail dress. I thought maybe you would know something about it.

Carly: What I know about it is that we need it before we go to New York. Can you look around, check the bathrooms? Maybe one of the models tried it on in there.

Isaac: I looked twice, but I'll look again.

Carly: Good, thanks. And Isaac, I cannot tell you how important this is.

Isaac: I'm on the case.

[Knock on the door]

Craig: Well, can I get you some coffee, some juice, some speech therapy? What?

Carly: Well, you look great.

Craig: You sound disappointed.

Carly: No, no, it's - it's just not what I expected. When Barbara left here last night, you were really torn up. You wouldn't tell me why, of course, but I thought it had something to do with Bryant. And well, I figured that you'd be a wreck this morning, hiding in bed with the covers over your head.

Craig: I'm a resilient guy, Carly. Thought you would've noticed that by now. But thank you for worrying.

Carly: Oh, I didn't say I was worried.

Craig: What were you then?

Carly: In the neighborhood, that's all. Well, it's nice to know that nothing affects you, as usual.

Craig: Well, now that you're here, how about some breakfast?

Carly: No, I can't. I have a full schedule.

Craig: Eggs Florentine, homemade apples, sausages, those little blueberry muffins that taste like candy?

Carly: Okay. Just give me a second to make a phone call.

Craig: Take all the time you want. I'll be back here in the bedroom, trying hard not to look so damn attractive.

[Carly laughs]

Rose: I just knew you'd be good.

Paul: Mmm, how?

Rose: Oh, the way you walk, the way you talk. You know, girls just know these things.

Paul: I knew you'd be good, too.

Rose: How'd you know that?

Paul: Same reasons.

Rose: Hey, where you going'? Where you going'?

Paul: Right here.

Rose: Hmm, okay. Thought maybe we could spend the entire day in bed.

Paul: Not going to get an argument from me.

Rose: Oh, yeah? What am I going to get?

[Cell phone rings] you can either, like, turn that phone off, or it's going out the window.

Paul: Hmm, last call. I promise, okay? It's Paul.

Carly: Hi, Paul. It's Carly. Listen, I just talked to Isaac, and he says he hasn't found the dress yet.

Paul: Um, okay. Thanks for letting me know.

Carly: What are you going to do?

Paul: I'll go down there and look for it myself.

Carly: Paul, you do know that this dress anchors the entire line, right? You do know that we need this dress for New York.

Paul: I know. We'll have it. Don't worry. I'll call you when I track it down.

Rose: Who was that?

Paul: Um, someone at work. I got to go.

Rose: Huh? What are you talking about? It better be something important.

Paul: It's a missing dress.

Barbara: Someone sent me this for a reason. It's a message. And I'm going to find out exactly what that is.

Craig: How's Paul?

Carly: We can't seem to find one of my designs for the show.

Craig: Lost or stolen?

Carly: Misplaced, I should think. I brought it to the auditions yesterday. Paul's on his way to Java now to look for it.

Craig: Oh, and what if he can't find it?

Carly: I guess I'll worry about that after breakfast. So, are you taking a trip?

Craig: A short one.

Carly: Yeah, where to?

Craig: To New York - with you. Mine, up

Rose: Missing dress? How'd that happen?

Paul: I don't know. It must have been misplaced at the audition yesterday. I'm sure it's there. I just got to go find it.

Rose: You expect me to be a good sport about this?

Paul: It'd be nice.

Rose: Except, you know, you just waited for such a long time to - I just thought we could linger a little bit.

Paul: I'm sorry, Rose. This is an emergency.

Rose: You have an emergency right over here, hon.

Paul: I promise I'll make it up to you, okay? As soon as I get back, we'll escape from the world for days. Okay?

Rose: Okay.

Paul: What is it?

Rose: Ah, it's just - I can't help thinking this is the way it's going to be, you know. You running out on me, me running out on you and putting business before pleasure every single time.

Paul: I'm not going to let that happen. And neither will you.

Rose: Am I going to see you before you go to New York?

Paul: I don't know.

Rose: Don't come home with a model or anything.

Paul: Oh, you jealous?

Rose: Jealous? No, no. You can talk to any model you want to, but I'll hunt her down. You know that.

Paul: I'm not looking. You're the only woman I see.

Paul: Hmm-mm, I can't. I got to go. You know - you know what's going to happen if I stay here.

Rose: Oh, you know, you're an executive. You figure it out. A girl without a dress, naked in bed here or a dress? That's a tough decision, isn't it?

Paul: No, no. I got to go. I got to go.

Rose: Whoa.

Bonnie: All work, no play, makes Jennifer a cranky model. Hello, Jennifer, this is New York City - spas, nightclubs, restaurants, events. And I can get you on all the lists, and of course, I'll have to put you in contact with my personal shopper who knows all the shops uptown and down.

Jennifer: Well, maybe a few sample sales.

Bonnie: Jennifer, you have a trust fund. Trust yourself to use it.

Jennifer: Bonnie, I, um - I gave that to my mom.

Bonnie: What?

Jennifer: Yeah. It just seemed like the right thing to do.

Bonnie: You have to be joking.

Jennifer: Well, it was her money. And I would have never felt like spending it on myself.

Bonnie: You humble me, Jennifer. And that's not easy to do.

Jennifer: Well, it's just that money really isn't that important to me. Besides, I'd rather make it on my own anyway.

Bonnie: Okay, that's enough. You might start to rub off on me. Well, you're an incredible person, and I'm very happy for you. Even though I won't be in New York to share it with you.

Jennifer: Yeah, I don't know why Paul didn't hire you for the show.

Bonnie: Well, I have my work here, counting maraschino cherries.

Jennifer: You'd be great, though. And I'm going to go talk to him about it.

Bonnie: Jennifer, you pull this off -

Jennifer: Watch me.

Carly: Well, what are you going to do there? Take a tour of the Empire State building, have a carriage ride through Central Park?

Craig: Nah. There's a fashion show I thought I'd might catch.

Carly: Did somebody invite you?

Craig: Carly, you needed -

Carly: What? Tell me what I need, I dare you. And it better not be a four-letter word that begins with "H."

Craig: I am not going to let little Paul Ryan wreck your career before it gets started.

Carly: We have a great line. We're going to have a great show. Tell me, how is that going to wreck my career?

Craig: You haven't even left, and it's already happened. He's lost a dress.

Carly: How do you know I didn't lose it? Or maybe one of the models has sticky fingers.

Craig: It's his responsibility. He's acting president of B.R.O., right? This show is going to be a shambles. And this opportunity he so generously provided will evaporate.

Carly: Now, that is not going to happen. He happens to be an experienced executive.

Craig: He's experienced poodle. That's what he is. And he's going to blame his mistakes right on the nearest target, and that is you.

Carly: You have just gone through the two most horrible weeks of your entire life. Why is it that you're so interested in my career?

Craig: Because I care about you.

Carly: Well, that's nice. Thank you. But I can take care of myself.

Craig: Well, you haven't so far. All that's happened so far is Paul has run you ragged for the sole purpose of making himself look good for Mommy. And what do you get? You don't get any credit. You get a little cash.

Carly: This is the last time that I'm going to have to work like this. I told you - Paul has promised me my own label.

Craig: Oh, your own label? Or a sub label of B.R.O.?

Carly: Naturally, the company will own it.

Craig: Oh, yeah, well, it sounds like win-win for Paul and lose-lose for Carly.

Carly: Wait a minute. I have a job doing something that I love to do. Exactly how is that lose-lose for Carly?

Craig: Okay. Let's assume the label is a success. You think Paul and Barbara are going to give you the credit?

Carly: They won't have a choice.

Craig: Every bit of publicity will be about how they discovered you, how you didn't have what it takes to make it on your own, and so they nurtured you along. You will be pushed so far into the background, you will need a road map to get back out.

Carly: Well then, I'll quit. I'll work for somebody else. At least then people will know who I am.

Craig: All right. Now what happens if your line is a flop? What happens if Bar-bar decides to change the fabric at the last the second, or somebody at the factory drops the ball? They're going to point the finger right at you, and you will be in worse shape than you were when you started.

Carly: Would you just knock it off?! Here I am, about to have my clothing in a big show in New York, and you're trying to ruin it for me!

Craig: I am just trying to point out the reality of the situation.

Carly: As you see it.

Craig: Do you think I'm a better man today because I had Barbara Ryan in my life? Do you think Hal is? She sucks the blood out of people, and so does her leech son. I am not going to let them do that to you, Carly. I'm coming to New York.

Jennifer: Hello, good morning.

Paul: Hey. Have you seen Isaac?

Jennifer: Yeah, he's around back.

Paul: Oh, thanks.

Jennifer: Wait, Paul, don't you want to hear my decision?

Paul: Yeah, actually, I'm curious, Jen. 'Cause if you turn this thing down, I'll seriously have to question your sanity.

Jennifer: I'm taking it.

Paul: Well, good. We'll discuss details later.

Jennifer: On one condition - you hire Bonnie for the New York show.

Paul: Sorry it didn't work out. Thanks for your interest.

Jennifer: Wait, that's - that's it?

Paul: I am not letting you dictate my terms here. Especially when they don't make sense.

Jennifer: Yeah, but Bonnie will be great. Don't you think she's beautiful? Paul?

Paul: Her looks aren't the problem, Jen.

Jennifer: Well then, what is?

Paul: It's her attitude.

Jennifer: Oh. So she's demanding. But you work with Mom. You should know what that's like.

Paul: Yeah, well, she's not experienced either, Jen. I'm sorry.

Jennifer: Yeah, well, everyone's got to start somewhere. And whatever she doesn't know, I'll teach her.

Paul: All right, look. No, this is too important. The show - no. I'm sorry.

Jennifer: Bonnie - Bonnie, you know - Bonnie was the one who talked me into trying out for this whole thing. All right, I owe her. And you do, too.

Paul: Me? I don't know the girl.

Jennifer: Yeah. Well, if this campaign is a success - which I'm sure it will be - you'll have Bonnie to thank for getting me involved. And I know you believe in payback, because you're such a fair guy.

Paul: Okay. All right, all right. She can go to the show, but after that, I don't - no promises.

Jennifer: You mean that?

Paul: Yes.

Jennifer: Oh! You're the best big brother in the whole world.

Paul: Oh, okay, yeah. Heard all about it.

Jennifer: Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Paul: Just go tell your friend, okay.

Jennifer: He said yes!

Bonnie: Yes!

[Both carrying on]

Isaac: What's all the racket?!

Bonnie: We need to discuss my vacation.

Isaac: You don't get one.

Bonnie: Okay, I'll talk to you later.

Paul: Hey, Isaac?

Isaac: Hey, what's up?

Paul: Did you find that dress?

Isaac: I've looked everywhere, Paul. It's not here.

Paul: You knew everybody here? They were all regulars?

Isaac: Except one guy. Older guy.

Paul: Older guy? You remember anything about him?

Isaac: Yeah, he ordered a rob Roy neat, with a double scotch. I remember, 'cause not too many people order it like that. What? Who is it?

Paul: It's my father.

Craig: The only thing the Ryan's care about is their precious company.

Carly: I happen to be fully aware that Paul is using me. And in this case, it works both ways.

Craig: Paul is the least of it. What happens when Barbara finds out you've dunned her designs? She will drum you out of the business.

Carly: I know how you feel about Barbara, but I am not going to let you use me to get back at her.

Craig: Look, I am not asking you to quit your job. But you do need somebody to watch your back. And who is better qualified for that than me?

Carly: I am going to say this for you one more time, real slow so you can understand me. I do not want you to come to New York with me, not for any reason. I don't care how noble you think it is. Now you either respect that, Craig, or you and I are finished for good.

Rose: Oh, a letter from Lucy. $1 million. She doesn't need $1 million.

Lucinda: Well, hello.

Rose: Hey.

Lucinda: Good morning. What are you doing here?

Rose: Sorting the mail.

Lucinda: What are you doing at my desk? Oh, come on.

Rose: Got a letter from Lucy, by the way.

Lucinda: Don't do it, please. Please don't play with my mail. Please don't.

Rose: Okay.

Lucinda: What I'm trying to say is, the vice-president doesn't have to go in for clerical duties.

Rose: That's okay, 'cause, you know, I want to keep busy for the next couple of days.

Lucinda: Why do you have to keep busy the next couple of days?

Rose: Well, you know, I don't know how to say this, but I'm going to say it.

Lucinda: Yeah?

Rose: Paul and I finally - you know.

Lucinda: Oh, how nice. Really?

Rose: Yeah. It was New Year's eve and the 4th of July and landing on the moon, all rolled into one.

Lucinda: That really sounds wonderful.

Rose: Yeah.

Lucinda: I'm very - I'm happy for you both.

Rose: Oh, yeah. But the problem is - the problem - there's a problem. He's going away to New York for a couple of days, and I kind of miss him already.

Lucinda: But he'll be back.

Rose: Yes, he'll be back. He will be back. But when he's in New York, there's going to be a big fashion show. You know, and that means parties and champagne and models, lots of models.

Lucinda: Sweetheart, are you worrying your pretty head about his going to abandon you for some higher cheek bones? Don't be silly.

Rose: No, it's not that at all.

Lucinda: This is silly.

Rose: No, we don't have a commitment or anything. I mean, I could be a pit stop along the way.

Lucinda: Oh, don't talk like that. Darling, look at you. You have to go shopping. I want you to go shopping. I want you to buy something - silk, cashmere - very, very expensive, lovely.

Rose: Cashmere, it's expensive, exactly, and I have no money. I can afford a ring on moo-moo.

Lucinda: So much has been happening. I have something for you, and I just didn't give it to you. I meant to give it to you, but I didn't. Ah, here. Here we go. Here we go.

Rose: What is this?

Lucinda: That's back pay. Back pay! I've had you hopping for months, and I think that's very fair.

Rose: Oh, it's a lot. It's so much.

Lucinda: Well, invest! Invest in yourself. Invest in Paul and the relationship, and then just sit back and let the dividends roll in.

Rose: I like that. I like the sound of that very much. What if we go belly-up?

Lucinda: Don't. Anyway, I think that's unlikely.

Rose: Hmm. Well, I haven't told you everything.

Lucinda: Okay, come on. What?

Rose: It's probably nothing, you know. But I have this knack when people are keeping something from me, not being straight with me. I can tell, you know. I got this bad feeling - I got this very bad feeling before Paul left that there was something that he wasn't telling me.

Paul: Mom, you here?

Barbara: Of course I'm here. I'm always here.

Paul: Is something wrong?

Barbara: I suppose I could ask you the same question. Do you realize I spent the entire night on that sofa waiting for you to come home?

Paul: Mom, we've had this conversation. I'm not having this conversation again. What I do in my personal life is my business.

Barbara: Then you have your personal life. Ruin it for all I care. This is about business - my business. You've been keeping things from me - critical information from me. And I am deeply disappointed in you, Paul.

Paul: Whatever it is you want to discuss, let's try to do it calmly.

Barbara: Are you sure you have the time? You wouldn't want to keep Miss D'Angelo waiting.

Paul: I told you, I'm going to have a life of my own, Mom. And she's a part of it, whether you like it or not.

Barbara: I see. And I'm no longer a part of that life.

Paul: No, I didn't say that, and I don't want that.

Barbara: Then why are you shutting me out, making decisions behind my back?

Paul: I was trying to protect you.

Barbara: You are my son, not my keeper, and you have no right to judge whether I can or cannot tolerate things.

Paul: Well, someone had to. You've been very fragile lately.

Barbara: I am recovering from a vicious attack. I know that I am fragile. That does not give you license to take my company.

Paul: Take your company? With everything I've been doing, I'm trying to save it.

Barbara: This is an enormous decision. I should've been consulted.

Paul: And if I had told you, what would you have done?

Barbara: I don't know. But maybe I would've agreed with you.

Paul: Yeah, I seriously doubt that.

Barbara: Why? Because my taste is no longer au courant?

Paul: No, because I know how much designing means to you, and to see that taken away -

Barbara: You thought that I would be jealous?

Paul: Among other things, yeah.

Barbara: Of my own daughter? Has your opinion of me sunk so low?

Paul: What does - what does Jen have to do with this?

Barbara: You have chosen Jennifer to represent B.R.O., and don't try to deny it or we have nothing further to discuss.

Paul: Well, how'd you find out?

Barbara: She came to me. She told me. Can you imagine my humiliation? I knew nothing about this. I knew nothing about a campaign that you had approved!

Paul: Well, I'm sorry. I didn't know it was that important to you.

Barbara: Listen to these words, Paul - Barbara Ryan Originals. That's my name. This is my company, and no one will shove me aside.

Billy: Jen, wait. I just want to apologize for yesterday.

Jennifer: Forget it. It's not going to make a difference.

Billy: I didn't mean to make you upset. So I thought that maybe, you know.

Jennifer: What? That we could still be friends?

Billy: Maybe even more.

Jennifer: You dumped me in the middle of Bryant's funeral reception. And you think the door is still open?

Billy: I was just trying to do the right thing.

Jennifer: Well, did you?

Billy: No.

Jennifer: I would've faced anything to be with you, Billy. Anything. Family, friends, the whole town if I had to. But you just - you threw me away, like I didn't mean anything. I can't forget that. I can't trust you again.

Billy: Look, I made a mistake.

Jennifer: And well, now you're going to have to live with it.

Billy: I'm not going to give up on us.

Bonnie: I just need a couple of days.

Isaac: I can't help you. I'm already short-handed.

Bonnie: Okay, well, I'll get another waitress to cover my shift.

Isaac: I am not rearranging my schedule for you.

Bonnie: Isaac, I need to do this. This is very important to me.

Isaac: It was important to you to get your job back. So important, I went against my better judgment and gave you your job back. Now I'm not going to replace - either you're in or you're out.

Jessica: Good morning. You didn't eat your breakfast. I brought you a muffin from upstairs.

Isaac: And don't forget - you have a bar to restock, Miss Griffin.

Jessica: Mm-hmm.

Bonnie: We're not finished, Isaac. Isaac?

Jessica: It seems to me, the last time you gave your boss a hard time, you lost your job.

Bonnie: Well, that's because he was being unreasonable then, and he's being unreasonable now.

Jessica: Another labor dispute?

Bonnie: Well, yes, actually. I need a couple of days off.

Jessica: Why?

Bonnie: Well, that's not important. It's just that every employee deserves -

Jessica: Why do you need a couple of days off, Bonnie?

Bonnie: I need to go to New York.

Jessica: New York? You can't afford a trip to New York.

Bonnie: But, Mom, I'm being paid - hotel, airfare, per diem.

Jessica: Oh, Lord, I'm afraid to ask.

Bonnie: See, that's our problem in a nutshell. You have absolutely no faith in me. I just got a modeling gig for B.R.O.

Jessica: When did this happen?

Bonnie: Just a few minutes ago. And Jennifer Munson's going, too, and it's going to be quite an event.

Jessica: I'm sure it's going to be fabulous, but it's going to happen without you.

Craig: You're choosing the Ryans over me?

Carly: I am not choosing anybody over anybody. The only side I'm on is my own.

Craig: Just being in the same room with the two of them will give you a rash, Carly. Those people will hurt you. You need a friend here.

Carly: If the Ryans try to hurt me, I will fight back and I will win. I am through being a victim, and I have just as much right to a career as anybody.

Craig: Absolutely. All right. Now, is Barbara planning to come to New York? Has Paul told you what to expect?

Carly: No, Barbara will not be in New York. Paul talked her out of it.

[Craig laughs]

Craig: He couldn't talk a drowning man onto dry land, Carly. Barbara will be there, and she will ruin this for you.

Carly: It's not Barbara I'm afraid of.

Craig: Well, Paul, then.

Carly: No. It's you. I'm afraid of you, Craig.

Bonnie: Modeling for B.R.O. is a wonderful opportunity, mother, and I'm gonna take it.

Jessica: Like you took this job? And don't even get me started on the schools - each one more dazzling than the one before, each one a brilliant opportunity. Now what is modeling in a fashion show in New York going to get you, except an excuse to disappoint somebody who's depending on you?

Bonnie: Is this what you want for me? To be a barmaid my whole life?

Jessica: What I want is for you to break this pattern. You're flitting from place to place, quitting every time things get difficult. That man gave you your job back. Now you made a commitment to him, and I expect you to honor it.

Bonnie: I'm not quitting, Mom. I just want a few days off.

Jessica: And what if you don't get them?

Bonnie: Then there's another job.

Jessica: Unacceptable.

Bonnie: And I will find one, just as soon as I get back from New York.

Jessica: Bonnie? If that's your plan, I'm warning you - it's a risky one.

Bonnie: Why?

Jessica: Because if you quit this job for this one shot at modeling, you will never see another nickel from me.

Billy: I'm sorry. Look, when I found out that Bryant had died, something in my brain just stopped working. I don't know. I just haven't been thinking clearly lately, Jen.

Jennifer: That's your excuse for not wanting to see me again? That you haven't been thinking clearly? Billy, one of the first things you told me was to stop thinking, do what feels right.

Billy: It's not an excuse, Jen. It's an explanation.

Jennifer: Well, here's another one for you. Your dear old uncle Craig set out to break us up, and you let him do it.

Billy: Okay, he said a few things to me. But I thought it was right at the time.

Jennifer: Craig Montgomery is never right, okay? And Bryant knew that, and he stood up to him whenever he could. Not you, Billy. You didn't even have the guts to disagree with him.

Craig: How can you even put me in the same sentence as Barbara and Paul?

Carly: Well, I didn't say you were the same. As a matter of fact, you are in a class all by yourself.

Craig: That's not a compliment, is it?

Carly: At least Barbara and Paul know exactly what they're doing. Good or bad, they know what they're doing. You, you try to convince yourself that you're actually helping somebody, and all you care about is what's in it for you.

Craig: I have nothing to gain from helping you.

Carly: Oh, no? Revenge against Barbara and Paul? An opportunity to harm their company? It's not that I don't understand, Craig. It's that I don't want any part of it.

Craig: I am on your side here, Carly. How do I convince you of this? Hmm?

Carly: You stay away from New York until the fashion show is over.

Craig: You're making a mistake.

Carly: Maybe I am. But I will not let you ruin this for me.

Craig: I don't have to. The Ryans will do that for me.

Carly: Come again?

Craig: I said the -

Carly: No, no, I heard you. The Ryans will ruin it for me. You're rooting against me, Craig, and you don't even realize it.

Rose: So we're lying in bed, making plans to have -

Lucinda: Yeah, yeah, I don't need that.

Rose: Plans. And his cell phone rings, and he's out the door.

Lucinda: But surely he told you why.

Rose: He lost one of his dresses.

[Lucinda laughs] no, no, no, the fashion show. The fashion show.

Lucinda: I'm sorry, darling. Isn't that wonderful? That surely is a legitimate thing.

Rose: Yeah, absolutely. I mean, he's got responsibilities. I'm okay with that. But then, you know, the phone rings, and I ask him who's on the phone, and he hesitates a second.

Lucinda: Hesitates? Hesitation of a sec - that is not any kind of evidence or proof of anything.

Rose: I know. I mean, it's not maybe. Well, what if he is keeping something from me?

Lucinda: He is. He probably is. He's keeping his mother from you. Doesn't want to talk about his mother when you're in that circumstance.

Rose: I know. I've thought about the mother, first thing. But now he said that absolutely not, he would never let her come between us.

Lucinda: And you believe him?

Rose: Pretty much.

Lucinda: But not enough?

Rose: Up until now, I was - last night - oh, I was okay with what happened between us. You know, I wanted things to take off. I wanted it to work out. But if it didn't, I was still okay. Now things have changed. There's so much at stake, and as good as things are between us, I still feel like we have a long way to go.

Paul: Mom, I had every intention of telling you about Jennifer, but she didn't accept the job until an hour ago.

Barbara: You could've told me you were considering her.

Paul: And if I told you, would you have approved?

Barbara: I'm not sure.

Paul: Mom, with everything she's been going through, it'd be good for her to get out of Oakdale.

Barbara: Away from me, you mean?

Paul: No, away from her memories of Bryant.

Barbara: Do you have any idea what that life is like? Once she's exposed to that, she may not want to come home. It might be years before we see her again.

Paul: She needs support and encouragement right now. If you stand in her way, she's just going to resent you, Mom.

Barbara: I have already lost everything that's important to me in this town - Hal, Will and now Jennifer. You can't expect me to keep a happy face to feel gracious when they're all running away from me.

Paul: Mom, look. You haven't lost anybody, okay? And if you made an effort, you can get them all back in your life.

Barbara: And what about you, Paul? Can I bring you back?

Paul: I haven't gone away. And I'm sorry about not telling you about Jennifer. But please don't take it out on her, okay?

Barbara: You're right. I will wish her the best. But no more secrets. It takes too big a toll on me.

Paul: Okay, I understand. And I will let you in on everything.

Barbara: Thank you for hearing me. I need to show you something, Paul. Do you have any idea who would've sent me this?

Paul: Oh, well, I've never seen it before, Mom. Where'd you get it?

Barbara: It was delivered to me yesterday. No card, no return address. It's pretty, but nothing that I would wear.

Paul: You know, it's probably a mistake. Some shipping clerk guy probably put the wrong address on there. You know, I'll take care of it.

Barbara: I thought of that, too, but I think there's another possibility.

Paul: What's that?

Barbara: I had a rather ugly encounter with Craig Montgomery. Maybe he sent this to me as some kind of message.

Paul: Yeah, that's a possibility. I wouldn't put it past him. Why don't you let me take that down to the office? I'll take care of it. Okay, Mom?

Barbara: No, that won't be necessary. I'll deal with it when I get back.

Paul: Get back from where?

Barbara: New York. I'm going with you.

Lucinda: You're feeling vulnerable.

Rose: Oh.

Lucinda: 'Cause it's new. You care. So do something about it. You've got to do something. Don't fret.

Rose: Well, do you have a suggestion or what?

Lucinda: Have a plan. You know, think of all the things you can do that's fun. Arrange something. Take him away somewhere. Plan something.

Rose: It's not taking a big chance?

Lucinda: What do you mean?

Rose: Well, what if he doesn't like the hotel I pick, or doesn't like the restaurants that I pick or -

Lucinda: Honey, I was not a fly on the wall when all this happened. But I do know that you're the best thing that ever happened to Paul Ryan. I mean, you're energy, for heaven's sake. Come on, darling, you're wonderful. You're - he's a lucky guy to have you. This is fun, so don't you ever doubt yourself. Then he'll never doubt you. Hmm. Vulnerable, fun.

Rose: You know, Miss - isn't that a kick, you know?

Lucinda: What?

Rose: After everything we've been through - our families and the two of us - I feel weird calling you by your first name.

Lucinda: Oh, well, I mean, go ahead, darling. You can't call me "mother," darling, or "auntie Lucinda." You can't call me that. But heck, you can call me - hello. Hello, dear. Now you can't call me "mother," but I am family. I am to you, and you are to me. Hmm?

Billy: Okay, Craig caught me at a bad time. I was guilty, sad, but I wasn't afraid of him.

Jennifer: Then you believed him, which is worse.

Billy: Jen, I'll do whatever I can for us to be tether. And if Bryant hadn't died -

Jennifer: - Bryant did die. And I thought we were going to get through that together.

Billy: We can. It's not too late, Jen.

Jennifer: It is for me.

Billy: You gave us a chance once. You didn't know where it was going to lead, okay? But you were happy for awhile. And you can do it again, Jen, and this time we won't let each other go.

Jennifer: And what if Uncle Craig disapproves? You going to dump me again?

Billy: It's not about them, okay! All I care about is us. And I want to see this thing through, for however long it takes. Okay?

Jennifer: I want to believe you, Billy. I really do. It's just -

Billy: Then do, Jen. Please?.

Jennifer: No. No. You can't just tug me back whenever you want me.

Craig: Carly, I would never plot against you. And how you could even suggest that goes beyond the pale of my comprehension here.

Carly: I've been there, Craig. I know. And there was a time when all of this was somewhat intriguing to me. Backstabbing, the double crossing - I admit that I played my part. But I don't want to do it anymore.

Craig: I'm not doing anything, Carly. My feelings for you grow deeper every day.

Carly: So you keep telling me. But I swear to you, Craig, if you do anything to wreck this fashion show for me, you can forget being my friend or my lover!

Craig: Your lover. Oh, I think that's a beautiful turn of phrase.

Carly: Okay, now don't get your boxers in a bulge, okay? I don't mean it literally.

Craig: No, no, of course not. It's just a figure of speech, but the possibility is tantalizing. Huh? If I help make this show a success, how might we celebrate? As friends? Or lovers?

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