ATWT Transcript Friday 1/4/02

As The World Turns Transcript  Friday 1/4/02

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Proofread by Ebele

Lucy: Come on, Mom. You know how hard it is to get a decent banana split in Montega.

Sierra: Stop the drama. Really.

Lucy: Please?

Sierra: All right, but then we are going straight home.

Lucy: Absolutely.

Craig: Good evening, ladies.

Lucy: What a coincidence. Dad must be slumming tonight. I mean, if there's no crystal, no cognac, usually there's no Craig Montgomery.

Sierra: How dare the two of you gang up on me. You know, I will not be bullied into letting you stay in Oakdale with your father.

Will: Mrs. Meyers?

Barbara: Honey, it's mom.

Will: Mom?

Barbara: Hi. I sent Mrs. Meyers home. You didn't wake up with a bad dream or anything, did you?

Will: No.

Barbara: No? Is everything okay? I mean -- I mean, I can understand if you don't want to talk about it. It's okay. Sit down.

Will: It's just that I guess I don't know what to say.

Barbara: Oh. Oh. Well, I can understand that. It's probably pretty strange seeing me here in the kitchen and all. I understand.

Will: Really?

Barbara: Mm-hmm.

Will: Can I have milk?

Barbara: Milk? My boy wants milk?

Will: Chocolate milk?

Barbara: Oh, chocolate milk. Of course you can have chocolate milk. Coming up.

Will: Mrs. Meyers says it makes me hyper.

Barbara: Well, Mrs.. Meyers is not the boss around here. I am. And I say chocolate milk it is, along with a bunch of cookies.

Will: Thanks, mom.

Barbara: Do you have any idea how much I've missed you? I've missed you so much.

Jack: Hey.

Hal: Oh, here's the final report on the Peterson case.

Jack: I just heard about Molly.

Hal: Have Shanks file that.

Jack: Is it true? She killed Scudder?

Hal: Molly claims it was self-defense.

Jack: Does the evidence back it up?

Hal: It's too soon to tell.

Jack: Who's investigating?

Hal: Margo, and I want you to shadow her.

Jack: No, I can't, Hal. I'm not gonna be here.

Hal: Jack, this is not the time.

Jack: I'm requesting a leave of absence.

Hal: Just give me a few days.

Jack: No, I don't have a few days. Carly's missing.

Hal: Come on, Jack. You know what Carly is like.

Jack: What the hell's that supposed to mean?

Hal: It means she gets so caught up in whatever's going' on --

Jack: She'd forget to call and check in on her own son? She forgot to come home for his birthday? Hal, except for that fax, no one's heard from her in days.

Hal: Look, I admit, it's not like Carly to check out on Parker, but this is also her big chance to be a designer. Maybe she had every intention of making that flight, but at the last minute, something came up.

Jack: Yeah, she would have called, Hal.

Hal: I need you here. Now, I have to leave town to look for Emily, who has truly vanished, Jack, and I need my best people here to hold down the fort. You can understand that, can't you?

Jack: No, not really. Look, I'm sorry about Emily, but I'd be gone already if Holden hadn't asked me to help with Scudder.

Hal: Look, as soon as I am back, I promise you as much leave as you want.

Jack: I'm not asking you, Hal. I'm telling you. I need personal time!

Hal: Well, I'm sorry, Jack, but as your superior officer, I'm telling you, you can't have it.

Holden: Any word on Rose?

Lily: Nothing. My mother has her people on it, but I've -- something's happened to her. What if I don't see her again?

Holden: Rose'll be back. I'm sure.

[Phone rings] I'm waiting for a call from Jack. It's him. Hey, Jack. Did you get the court order?

Jack: We don't need one.

Holden: What are you talking about? We can't tape Scudder illegally. We need something. I want this guy out of our lives permanently.

Jack: Does the dead work for you?

Holden: What?

Jack: Nick Scudder was killed tonight.

Holden: What happened? I don't believe it. No, no, I understand. I understand completely. All right, please call me if you find anything else out. Okay.

Lily: What happened?

Holden: Nick Scudder is dead. Molly killed him.

Jake: Listen to me. Now, no matter what the Police say, we know what happened. Molly didn't kill anyone, okay? She was defending herself. It was self-defense.

Abigail: No! This is impossible.

Jake: Where are you going?

Abigail: I'm gonna go see her!

Jake: No, you can't.

Abigail: She killed Nick!

Jake: She doesn't deserve your grief right now, all right?!

Adam: Jake, what're you doing'?!

Jake: Stay out of it, Adam! Listen to me. She doesn't need you bursting into tears or blaming her for ruining your life.

Abigail: Jake, I don't want to hurt Molly. I know this is all my fault! She warned me. She said he was a liar. I didn't listen. Jake, why didn't I listen?

Adam: Jake, what are you doing? She feels bad enough already. Do you really have to make it worse?!

Jake: All right. I'm sorry, I didn't mean to -- to jump all over you. All I'm trying to say is the most important thing right now is getting Molly home, okay? Now, you with me?

Abigail: Yeah. How can I help?

Jake: Okay. Listen to me. You saw Nick Scudder tonight.

Abigail: Yes, but I must've left before Molly got there.

Jake: What kind of mood was he in?

Abigail: I don't know.

Jake: How can you not know? Was he happy? Was he sad? Was he euphoric? What, was he just waiting to get his cash?

Abigail: I don't -- I don't remember! I don't --

Jake: Why not?

Adam: Because he hit her.

Jake: You said he didn't hurt you.

Abigail: It's -- it's not that bad. It's okay.

Jake: Did you take her to the hospital?

Adam: No, no, I took her right back here.

Jake: What happened?

Abigail: What happened? I found a music box, and -- it was a gift from some other woman. We argued. I felt I'd been lied to the whole time. And I tried to get home, but he wouldn't let me. And the last thing I remember is him hitting me and me waking up here with Adam.

Adam: You see, Abigail, she called here, and I couldn't get to the phone in time. So I went straight to Nick's, and when I found her, she was on Ninth Street, just wandering around.

Jake: Just a -- just a block away. So, did you -- did you see Molly?

Abigail: I don't know. I'm so sorry, Jake. You must hate me. I'm so sorry.

Jake: No, no. No, I don't hate you. I don't hate you. I don't hate you. I am glad. I am so insanely glad that you're safe now. We're gonna get through this. We're gonna get through this together. I -- I promise.

Abigail: You'll take me to see Molly?

Jake: Right after we go see the doctor.

Abigail: No, I'm fine. I'm okay.

Jake: Hey, listen, listen. You lost a big chunk of time. It could be a concussion, okay?

[Doorbell rings] I'll get rid of whoever that is. Oh, something tells me this is not a social visit.

Margo: No, it's not. Adam, what are you doing here?

Jake: We're just on our way out.

Margo: That's not an answer.

Adam: I'll tell you everything later, okay?

Jake: We're going to the E.R.

Adam: Scudder roughed her up.

Margo: Abigail was at the boarding house?

Jake: Doctor first, questions later. Now, if you don't mind --

Margo: I'm sorry, Jake. I have a search warrant. My orders are to go over every inch of this place to find evidence connecting Molly to the death of Nick Scudder.

Hal: Jack, for what it's worth, I know the kind of crazy thoughts that are going through your head right now.

Jack: You just give me one good reason why no one's heard from Carly.

Hal: Carly's disappeared before.

Jack: Yeah, and it meant she was in trouble, didn't it? That someone was holding her against her will. But I wrote it off, Hal. I thought the worst of her. I'm not making that mistake again.

Hal: Look, at least you've got leads, Jack. You've got a name. You've got Carly's last known location, so call Rimbaud. Make a pest of yourself until he or one of his people tells you exactly where she is.

Jack: All right, fine. I'll keep trying to get through to one of his offices.

Hal: Look, if I know Carly, she's probably designed three seasons' worth of clothes for this guy and is hell bent on proving to him that she can run his company better than he can. But you're not gonna reach Paris at this hour, Jack. So get over to the boarding house, cover the crime scene. Just keep yourself busy.

Jack: Fine. I'll do my job, Hal. But as soon as it turns 8:00 a.m. In France, Carly's priority one.

Hal: I hear you.

Jack: I've managed without her long enough. And I can't face the rest of my life without her a part of it.

Hal: Believe me -- I know what you mean.

Jake: Margo, it doesn't make any sense. Molly hasn't even been arraigned.

Margo: I'm sorry, Jake. My men are outside.

Jake: Keep them there.

Margo: Look, I just wanted to give you a chance to get the twins out of here before people start crawling all over their home.

Jake: The twins are not here. They're in Bay City with Donna.

Margo: That's good. That's good. We'll make it a good, clean search. Abigail, honey, I'm sorry, but we have to do this sooner than later.

Jake: You do that, Margo. If so much as a speck of dust is taken without just cause, I will sue that badge right off you. Come on, let's go.

Margo: I'll have an officer escort you to the hospital. Turner?

Jake: Mr. Turner, I suggest you bring your notebook, because I want everything that was done to my daughter and my wife down in black and white. And why don't you investigate both sides, Margo? Because if he could beat my child, just think what he would try with Molly.

Margo: And when Abigail checks out okay, I'll need you to come to the station for questioning.

[Phone rings]

Jake: We'll be there. McKinnon.

Holden: Jake, it's Holden. I found out about Scudder. Does Abigail know?

Jake: She was at the -- at the boarding house. I don't know all the details, but he -- he hit her, and I'm gonna take her to the hospital.

Margo: Adam, I need to question you.

Adam: It can wait!

Margo: No. Now.

Adam: Okay. I'm gonna be right here when you get back, all right? You gonna be okay?

Abigail: I don't think I'm ever gonna be okay, Adam.

Adam: Yes. Yes, you are. I know you are.

Jake: Hey, why don't you find out everything you can and meet us at the hospital.

Holden: Tell Abigail that I'll see her soon.

Jake: Will do.

Lily: They will not let you near the crime scene, Holden.

Holden: Lily, if Jack is there, I should be able to get -- Lily, I have to do it. Abigail was at Scudder's place tonight, and they want to question her.

Lily: What can I do?

Holden: You can't do anything. You got your hands full here. And after I finish at the boarding house, I have to go to the hospital.

Lily: Hospital?

Holden: Yeah.

Lily: Why?

Holden: Jake said that Scudder hit Abigail. She may have a concussion or something.

Lily: You're kidding. Oh, well, then I'll go with you.

Holden: No, you stay here. Concentrate on trying to find Rose, okay? I'll be back as soon as I can.

Lily: Okay. Just give Abigail a kiss for me, will you?

Holden: I will. I'll see you later.

Jake: Don't make me regret letting you in my house.

Margo: We need to talk.

Adam: Mom, all you care about is your case. You don't care about Abigail or her family.

Margo: That is not true.

Adam: Okay, will you just get it over with?! Come on, ask me what you need to know!

Craig: What's this about, Lucy?

Lucy: It's about listening to me for once.

Sierra: I know this has been hard for you.

Lucy: No. No, you don't, mom. You never asked me if I wanted the divorce. Or if I wanted to stay on in Montega. Without Bryant, I don't have anybody to talk to who's been through the same stuff I have.

Sierra: I'm sorry.

Lucy: I know you guys have your own stuff to deal with. But does what I want matter at all? I really liked living with you, mom. Even though you're a total crab before your first cup of coffee in the morning. In spite of how you've micromanaged every field trip I had.

Craig: Your mother is genetically inclined to control things.

Sierra: Craig.

Lucy: But at least I know you. Which is more than I can say for dad. I was a kid when he left. A kid who thought he could kiss away all my problems.

Craig: And who says I still can't?

Lucy: If that were true, Bryant would still be here. Dad, I want to know what you're like before your first cup of coffee. And what makes you smile. And why you get so crazy about business stuff. I'm old enough to know you now in a way I never could before.

Craig: I want that, too.

Lucy: Mom, please. I have two parents. It's only fair if I get equal time with both of them.

Sierra: Excuse me.

Lucy: I blew it.

Craig: No, she'll be okay. She'll be okay.

Lucy: Maybe if you help. Don't just sit there, dad. Go talk to her.

Lily: Thank you, Emma. I will call you if I hear anything. I love you, too. Bye-bye.

Lucinda: Well, you'll never guess who this fella is.

Lily: Some guy in the military?

Lucinda: Staff sergeant Vincent Patrick O'Malley.

Lily: Rose's Vince? Are you sure?

Lucinda: He's been stationed in Germany for the past 12 months. Now, let's compare this photograph with Rose's. Shall we do that?

Lily: So -- so, who's been harassing Rose? Who's staying at the Lakeview?

Lucinda: I don't know. But, hey, that's the same guy.

Lily: It's the same guy. Same person, and you cannot be in two places at the same time. Did your detectives say he's been on leave at all?

Lucinda: No leave, none.

Lily: Has he sent any flowers?

Lucinda: No, not a petal.

Lily: I talked to him on the telephone.

Lucinda: So did I, darling. But clearly, we were not talking to this Vince O'Malley. Because no calls have been made from Germany to Oakdale from the environs or the military base. So whoever is rattling Rose, it's not this Vince O'Malley. It's not this guy.

Lily: Rose has been kidnapped. She would not just leave like this. I didn't even want to think about this. I can't even imagine if something happens to her. What if she gets hurt?

Lucinda: No, no, no, it's gonna be all right. It's gonna be all right. It's all right, it's all right. I'm not gonna lose another child. I'm not losing another child in this family. And if Rose is out there, you and I, we're gonna find her, okay?

Jack: Thanks, Frank. Tony, get me a few more samples from under this chair. Make sure the bag goes straight to the lab.

Holden: Jack.

Jack: What're you doing here, Holden?

Holden: Am I allowed in here?

Jack: No. Can't risk contaminating the evidence.

Holden: Jack, what the hell happened tonight?

Jack: Plenty. I had the court order in my hand when I heard that Scudder had been killed and Molly had confessed. She claims it was self-defense.

Holden: Any evidence to back up her story?

Jack: Not yet. Everything has to be analyzed.

Holden: Well, don't be surprised if you find my fingerprints in there. I came here with Molly once.

Jack: How come?

Holden: Because we wanted to get Scudder to back off from Abigail.

Cop #1: Jack, we found this by the back door.

Jack: Have you tried it out?

Cop #1: After we dusted it for prints. It doesn't work for any of the doors here.

Jack: Maybe Molly dropped it. Start with the McKinnon place. If it's not connected to Molly, maybe Scudder had a key to a friend's place or something.

Cop #1: I'll see what I can find out.

Jack: Thanks.

Cop #1: We're just about done here.

Jack: Okay, all right. And I'll have someone come here till morning, just in case we need to come back. Holden? Holden?

Holden: I was just thinking about Molly. Jack, listen, if anything else comes up, let me know, okay?

Jack: If I can.

Holden: All right. I'm gonna go make sure that Molly's okay. Not only for her sake, but for Abigail's.

Jack: Well, let's just hope her story holds up.

Holden: Yeah. Scudder's caused this family enough trouble the way it is. I'll see you.

Jack: Tony?

Tony: Hmm?

Jack: Get me that fingerprint report on the key A.S.A.P.

Adam: I told you. Abigail called from Scudder's place. I couldn't get to the phone, so I went straight to the boarding house.

Margo: Adam, you were at the scene?

Adam: No. By the time I spotted Abigail, she was a block away.

Margo: Where was Molly?

Adam: I don't know.

Margo: But you had seen Molly here?

Adam: Yeah. Yeah, she seemed really stressed. And then Nick Scudder called and demanded the money earlier. I told Molly I had a talk with Abigail, and she was beginning to have some doubts. So Abigail was at Nick's, asking him some questions. But Molly was afraid that she was gonna confront him.

Margo: So Molly sets out to Nick's to find out what was going on. She must've been very upset. Did she say anything to that effect?

Adam: She was scared, mom. But not -- not that I remember -- anything exactly.

Margo: Well, what do you think that Molly said?

Adam: I -- I don't know. She was -- she was so totally wired. It doesn't matter, okay?

Margo: It does matter, Adam. What did Molly tell you?

Adam: She said that if Nick hurt Abigail, she'd kill him with her bare hands. But those are just words, mom. She was scared for Abby. I mean, she did everything she could. She called Jack and dad at the Police station, but they weren't there, so she took off. That's when Abigail called, right after she left.

Margo: Adam, did you erase that message?

Adam: No.

Margo: Did Abigail tell you anything that had happened in Nick's room? Adam, you are a witness in a murder investigation.

Adam: Abigail didn't do anything, mom. I love her, okay? I know what she would and what she wouldn't do. Scudder hit her tonight. He hit her hard enough that when I found her, she barely even knew where she was. So why don't you ask me what I would have done if I was there? Come on, ask.

Margo: I don't need to, because you weren't there.

Adam: I would have hit him, mom, just like he hit Abigail. And I don't know if I would have stopped until he was dead!

Margo: Hey, Jack. Any preliminary forensics?

Jack: Not yet.

Margo: Oh, man. This should be an open-and-shut case. We've got a suspect. We've got a confession.

Jack: Claiming self-defense, but --

Margo: Yeah, "but." All right, you want to walk through this?

Jack: Definitely. You start.

Margo: Okay, both Molly's and Adam's statements claim that Scudder demanded a half-million dollars in an hour. Molly charges over there. They argue.

Jack: But Abigail wasn't there.

Margo: She says she didn't see her. Adam said he picked her up a block away. So why didn't Molly run into Abigail leaving the building?

Jack: Right. And if Abigail wasn't there when Molly arrived, and for whatever reason they never ran into each other, that leaves Molly alone in that room.

Margo: Where she claims Scudder attacked her, and she hit him in self-defense.

Jack: From behind.

Margo: But point of impact implies that his back was to her.

Jack: Well, that makes a case for premeditation, for murder one, Margo.

Margo: Heat of the moment? Or from the time that Scudder demanded the money to leave town? And if it is premeditated, then how does Jake fit in?

Jack: Well, Jake -- Jake had a reason to hate Scudder as much as Molly did. He arranged for the money, and he had a gun.

Margo: But did Molly know about the gun?

Jack: And was there intent to use it to inflict bodily harm?

Margo: Maybe he was supposed to meet her there at Scudder's.

Jack: Only Molly went earlier, because she thought Abigail was in danger. What'd you get from the hospital?

Margo: According to the attending physician, Abigail was definitely hit, but no concussion. So after examination, she was released. She's on her way over here now.

Margo: She claims to remember nothing.

Jack: So it is possible that Abigail was there when Molly arrived.

Margo: Mm-hmm. Molly goes there. She sees that her daughter is in trouble, and she wants to protect Abigail.

Jack: But she sends Abigail out of the room after she kills Scudder?

Margo: Or before?

Jack: And then there's this key that Holden seemed to recognize.

Margo: Is it Molly's or an accomplice?

Jack: Or Holden's?

Margo: Or a witness to the murder standing out on the back patio?

Jack: Exactly how many people wanted Scudder dead?

Margo: Jack, they're here

Jack: How do you want to handle it?

Margo: Well, I would like to go light on Abigail, because if I go after her then, I'm afraid that Adam's gonna shut down on me completely.

Jack: Okay. All right, no problem. If we want to up the ante, I'll handle it.

Margo: But are you sure you want to play bad cop? Because Abigail is Holden's daughter, and it might not be easy.

Jack: The best thing for Holden and Abigail is to get this case over as soon as possible. That means doing whatever it takes.

Jake: You don't have to do this, Abigail.

Abigail: I want to, Jake.

Holden: You know what the doctor said, okay? If you get a headache, or you start feeling nauseous or anything --

Abigail: I'm fine. Holden, I'm fine.

Jake: Well, that's what we want, you to be fine.

Margo: Hi, guys. Thanks for getting' down here so quickly. We'll talk in the interrogation room.

Jake: You mind if I go in?

Jack: Only one of you can come.

Jake: No, I won't say a word.

Jack: Only one, Jake. You guys decide.

Abigail: Holden, can I talk to you a minute?

Holden: Sure.

Abigail: Would you mind if Jake came in with me?

Holden: Abigail, it's not his place.

Abigail: Well, it's not like I don't want you there. It's just -- he's Molly's husband, and I want someone in there who's looking out for Molly as much as me. Can you understand that?

Holden: Yeah. Yeah, I understand. Okay, but, listen. I want you to keep your answers short. I don't want you to say anything that you don't have to say. I don't want them to misinterpret anything, okay?

Abigail: I'm just gonna tell them what I know. And besides, I -- I don't want you hearing that stuff about Nick.

Holden: You know that none of that was your fault, right? You understand that? I love you.

Abigail: I love you, too.

Holden: Okay. I'm gonna wait right here for you. I'm not going anywhere.

Abigail: It's late. You should really go home, 'cause I'm -- I want to see Molly after I'm done.

Holden: This is what a grown-up daughter sounds like, huh?

Abigail: This is what a daughter trying to be grown-up sounds like.

Holden: Okay. All right, I'll do that. But when you get home, I want you to call me. I want you to call me right away. I don't care how late it is, all right?

Abigail: I will.

Holden: I'm gonna head home, okay? Take care of my little girl.

Jake: Like she was my own.

Craig: You all right?

Sierra: I'm fine. Look, I don't blame Lucy for wanting to live with you. But I'm not gonna pretend that I like it.

Craig: Or me?

Sierra: I just -- I just can't smile away your lapses in judgment anymore. I can't -- I can't just toss them off as you being you. It costs me too much.

Craig: All right, well, where does that leave Lucy?

Sierra: I guess it leaves her with you -- for awhile.

Craig: Thank you.

Sierra: I'm not doing it for you.

Craig: I know.

Sierra: Lucy is hurt, and she thinks by getting to know you that some of that hurt and sadness will go away. And I want that for her.

Craig: So do I.

Sierra: Then take this more seriously than you have ever taken anything in your life.

Craig: I do.

Sierra: You need to be a father to her, not a friend. You need to give her rules and make sure that she sticks to them. You need to meet every single one of her teachers. You need to meet her friends. You need to know where she's going after school and when she's coming back. She's still a child. You have to make her answer to you.

Craig: Sounds like fun.

Sierra: Well, welcome to full-time parenting.

Craig: Oh, I know. I know, I know. I know a lot more about parenting these days. Bryant taught me to listen to not only what is said, but what is not said.

Sierra: I hope you mean that.

Craig: Would you be leaving Lucy here if you doubted me?

Sierra: My mother thinks I'm a fool for trusting you.

Craig: Well, she always has. But you have a forgiving heart.

Sierra: Well, I am not gonna be so forgiving if you blow this, Craig. If she gets into any kind of trouble, if she experiments with drugs, if she tries an ounce of alcohol, if she becomes a behavior problem or if her grades drop, I swear to you, I will pull her out of here so fast, and you will be out of both of our lives -- for good.

Barbara: I'll see you in the morning, sweetie. You sleep tight.

James: Nothing like a mother's love to warm a jaded soul.

Barbara: What are you doing here?

James: Well, it got so lonely at Fairwinds without you.

Barbara: Get out of here. Get out.

James: Well, this is hardly the reception I was hoping for, Barbara.

Barbara: You can't be seen here, James.

James: Oh, okay. Well, then, let's go upstairs to the bedroom.

Barbara: Are you insane?

James: Let me tell you something, Barbara. I did not devise a master plan for you so that you could crawl back into this den of middle-class mediocrity.

Barbara: How many times did I tell you that I was grateful for what you've done for me?

James: You certainly have an odd way of showing it.

Barbara: I never made you any promises.

James: Oh, yes, you did. Those eyes and that pleading voice, begging me to "make me whole again, James." And you are. You're finally a woman worthy of me, and I will not be denied that pleasure.

Jack: Abigail, is this your purse?

Abigail: Yeah, I left it at Nick's, I guess.

Jack: So you left without your keys, your I.D., Your purse.

Abigail: I guess I just ran out.

Jack: Why'd you run?

Jake: Of course, you know why she would run. I mean, this guy just tried to nail --

Margo: Jake --

Jake: I'm sorry.

Jack: Did you leave out the front door?

Abigail: I don't know.

Jack: How can you not know?

Abigail: After I got hit, everything got really fuzzy. I'm sure it was the front door. I've never used the back doors before.

Jack: And you didn't see Molly?

Abigail: I'm not sure.

Jack: Well, isn't that convenient?

Jake: What the hell's he getting at? I mean --

Margo: Nobody's getting at anything.

Jack: Abigail, were you planning on going back into Nick's place?

Abigail: No.

Jack: Well, how can you be sure if you don't remember anything?

Jake: Oh, come on, Margo, she left her purse. What's the damn mystery here?!

Jack: Abigail is our only eyewitness.

Jake: She wasn't there, Jack!

Jack: How do you know, Jake? 'Cause Molly says so, or do you know this for a fact?

Margo: All right, will the both of you just stop? Abigail, why did Nick hit you?

Abigail: He wanted to keep me there until he got his money.

Jack: But you managed to get away from a guy who was much bigger and much stronger than you.

Jake: That's enough for now. Come on, honey. Next time you talk to my kid, Tom Hughes will be present, or she's off limits.

Abigail: I need a lawyer?

Jake: You know something? I got a question for you, Jack. Now, do I get Tom down here, or are you gonna stop playing bad cop and start being a nice guy?

Margo: Nobody needs a lawyer. We are not accusing Abigail of anything. Right, Jack? Now, we just have a few more questions.

Jake: All right, make it quick.

Jack: Do you recognize this, Abigail?

Abigail: It was Nick's.

Jack: Did you give it to him?

Abigail: No. It was a gift from some other woman.

Jack: Which woman? Molly?

Abigail: No, I didn't know who she was. Nick tried to act like he bought it for me, but I had read the inscription before he came in.

Jack: It says, "love me." You have no idea who "me" is?

Jake: She answered the question, Jack.

Abigail: After I read the inscription, I knew that Jake and Molly had been right about everything and that Nick was lying to me.

Margo: That must have been very upsetting for you.

Abigail: Yes, I hated him. But I hated myself more for being so stupid and believing all his lies and hurting Jake and Molly.

Jack: So let me get this straight. You find the music box, you read the inscription, and you see red. Did you hate him enough to want him dead?

Jake: That's it. Come on, honey, we're going.

Abigail: Maybe he's right. Maybe I hurt Nick, and I didn't remember.

Jake: Don't say another word. You didn't hurt anyone. You're something, Jack. If you want to come after somebody, come after me. Not my wife or my kids.

Jack: Well, that was fun.

Margo: Well, you sure can throw a party, Jack. There's so many holes in Abigail's statement. You can drive a truck through Molly's statement. Even my own son's holding out.

Jack: So I think we take the man's advice. We start this investigation with Jake McKinnon.

Barbara: We can't do this here.

James: We can't do this here and now, or never? Barbara, I disposed of your enemies. All three of them. And I didn't do it pro bono. It was my idea of foreplay.

Barbara: We're gonna have to find another way for me to repay you. I will not prostitute myself for you. Now get out of here!

James: You already have, Barbara. So you be real careful what you ask for.

Barbara: We've already been down this road, James, remember? I'm not afraid of you.

James: So you've encountered death once, and now you're not afraid of the devil or even of me. You certainly have come a long way from that mass of quivering scar tissue that I found and brought back to life. But you just remember, Barbara, what I create, I can also destroy.

Barbara: Then try. Come after me. Bring Carly back. There's nothing to link me to her disappearance. How 'bout Emily and Rose? I can handle them now. I've already erased Emily from Will's mind.

James: And Hal's?

Barbara: Just give me time.

James: Strange thing about time, Barbara. One tends to take it for granted, then suddenly there's no time left. Shall I become invisible?

Barbara: Hal's here! Out the front! Out the front!

James: Oh, this is the new and improved Barbara that knows no fear, right?

Barbara: I'll tell you something. The minute that door opens, I'm gonna cry rape. Now you better get out of here before I wake the dead!

Barbara: Hi.

Hal: Hi.

Barbara: Hi.

Hal: Hi. What're you still doing up?

Barbara: I just couldn't sleep at all. What you got there?

Hal: Oh, these are missing persons files. I just wanted to go through them, see if maybe there's some similarities with Emily's case.

Barbara: Can I help?

Hal: Sure. Thanks. It's gonna be a long, long night. I think I'd better put some coffee on.

Barbara: Oh, no, no, no. I can do it. I still know my way around this kitchen.

Hal: Barbara, are you sure that you're gonna be all right staying here with Will?

Barbara: I'm fine. You have no idea what it feels like to be needed. All I want you to do is whatever you have to, to find Emily.

Hal: I don't know how to thank you.

Barbara: You don't have to thank me, Hal. You've always told me that we're family. That we're a part of each other.

James: I'll give you this round, Barbara. But the final one will go to me. I'm gonna savor every moment of it.

Lucy: This is going to be so cool, mom.

Sierra: Well, I hope your new school is cool enough for you. Oakdale Latin. They're holding a spot for you for the spring term.

Lucy: It sounds like a prison.

Sierra: Lucy, come on.

Lucy: Okay, okay.

Craig: Lullaby, it's a great school.

Sierra: And anything less than a "b" is unacceptable. And your father needs to meet every single one of your friends, and your curfew is still 10:00. And if you go out, your father needs to know with whom and who the chaperon is.

Lucy: Even at the mall?

Sierra: Especially at the mall. And you may buy whatever you need, but not whatever you want.

Lucy: Okay, I will.

Sierra: I mean, that last part was for your father's benefit.

Lucy: So now can I get some ice cream?

Craig: Yeah, go order whatever you -- you feel would be sensible.

Lucy: Sure. Sensible ice cream.

Sierra: She's at such a difficult age. And having to deal with Bryant's death hasn't helped.

Craig: I will take good care of her, Sierra.

Sierra: I know you're gonna try.

Craig: I'm still the same guy who rocked her to sleep every night, you know.

Sierra: Because you couldn't stand to hear her cry. You have never been able to say no to her. Right now, "no" is the word that she may need to hear the most.

Craig: What are you afraid of?

Sierra: The truth? That someday she will grow up to be exactly like you.

Adam: Hey. So how'd it go? Are you okay?

Abigail: I'm okay. I'm fine.

Jake: I'm gonna go to the room and call Donna, check on the kids.

Abigail: Jake -- thank you.

Jake: I meant what I told Holden. You're like my own.

Adam: So, did my mom hassle you?

Abigail: She was pretty nice. But Jack Snyder -- he made it seem like I wasn't telling him everything, and he didn't believe me.

Adam: You can't tell him if you don't remember, right?

Abigail: Well, maybe I don't want to remember, you know? Maybe -- maybe I did it.

Adam: No, no.

Abigail: Maybe I killed Nick.

Adam: Don't say that, okay? Don't ever say that.

Lily: Mitzi's not in.

Lucinda: Just as well. That girl couldn't find the tip of her nose with a road map.

Lily: Oh, mother, not now, please.

Lucinda: She's sweet. I like her. I like her very much, but she is no match for James Stenbeck.

Lily: We do not know that James is involved in this.

Lucinda: Oh, I know that he is. I know it. Now, Rose is not the kind of girl that he would want going around with his son.

Lily: James has had nothing to do with Paul for years. Why would he care?

Lucinda: Dear, this whole situation has James' signature on it.

Lily: Well, that's it then. We're calling Jack.

Lucinda: No, we're not.

Lily: Yes, we need help.

Lucinda: We're not.

Lily: Yes! We need help to find Rose.

Lucinda: We'll get help. We can get help, darling, but we don't need tanks to flush out a snake. We just need some other snakes. I know James. Oh, do I know James. I know how he thinks. I know how he works. I know his plans. And if he's taken Rose, he's taken Rose because she's of use to him in some particular way.

Lily: Why? How? In what way could he need Rose?

Lucinda: That's what we've got to find out, honey. We have to find that out. And the problem is the minute she's no longer of use to him, that's when Rose's life is really on the line.

Lily: I know.

Rose: Oh, Dorothy. I don't think we're in Oakdale anymore.

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