As The World Turns Transcript Wednesday 1/23/02
Abigail: I have to stop him! I have to do something!
Dr. Michaels: Abigail, listen to the sound of my voice. He can't hurt you.
Abigail: He can, and he will! I have to do something! I wish he was dead!
Jake: Bring her out of it.
Molly: What the hell is going on here?
Abigail: I want to kill him for what he did! I hate him! I wish he was dead!
Dr. Michaels: You're leaving the room. You're out in the hallway. Remember the hallway? You're closing the door on that day. I'm going to count backwards from five. When I reach one, you will wake up. Are you ready?
Holden: All right, that's enough.
Molly: Whatever you think you're doing to our daughter, I want it stopped now!
Dr. Michaels: Abigail, I'm going to count now. Five, four --
Molly: You had her hypnotized?
Jake: It was Abigail's idea.
Molly: Yeah, well, you're the adult here. You should have said no.
Jake: She is fine. She is fine.
Dr. Michaels: You're going to wake up completely refreshed, and you can remember everything you said.
Molly: Honey, you okay?
Molly: I'm so sorry. I'm so sorry that Jake put you through this.
Abigail: No, no, he didn't. I wanted to do this. I wanted to do this. Tell her.
Dr. Michaels: Well, it's true. She was very determined. She was very frustrated and upset that she couldn't remember what happened that night.
Molly: What happened that night is Abigail was betrayed and attacked by someone that she trusted, but to force -- to push these memories back when she's clearly not ready --
Abigail: Molly, Molly, I'm fine. I'm fine, okay? I wanted to do this. And I remembered -- I remembered when he hit me. I remember -- I remember how furious I was with him. I remember the music box --
Molly: Abigail, stop it! I mean it! Not another word!
Barbara: Well, good morning, sleepy head, or should I say good afternoon.
Jennifer: Hello. Oh, I can't believe I slept so late.
Barbara: There's cornbread in the oven.
Jennifer: Oh, thanks. I'm not hungry.
Barbara: Oh, nice robe.
Jennifer: Thank you. It's René Baptiste.
Barbara: I don't know him.
Jennifer: Oh, he's new. I did a show for him, and he let us keep the clothes.
Barbara: Well, I hope he paid you, too.
Jennifer: Plenty, actually. He's invited me back to do a swim-wear collection. We're going to do it on this little island off the coast of Africa.
Barbara: They all talk a good talk, Jen.
Jennifer: It's already booked actually.
Barbara: Well, I'm sure you slept well in your own bed after trotting around the globe.
Jennifer: Actually, is there something wrong with the thermostat upstairs because my room is so hot. Oh, and if I could get a humidifier or something. I woke this morning, and my skin felt --
Barbara: There's one in the upstairs linen closet.
Jennifer: Thank you. So what are you cooking?
Barbara: Veal prince orloff.
Jennifer: Isn't that the one that uses up every pan in the house?
Jennifer: So who's coming?
Barbara: You. It's your welcome home dinner. So we can all remember how grateful we should feel to be a part of this family, and that it's worth fighting for.
Lily: I cannot believe that Barbara would have anything to do with Rose's disappearance, much less Carly's and Emily's.
Hal: A year ago, if you had asked me, I'd have said no way, but after what she's been through, she's changed.
Lily: Kidnapping? Three women?
Jack: We're not saying she's in it alone. We think James Steinbeck is involved.
Hal: Which would go a long way toward explaining how Barbara made the leap. He's pretty good at playing with people's minds.
Lily: Did you confront her on this?
Hal: She denies it.
Jack: So far.
Lily: So you don't have enough proof to arrest her, or even pressure her, right?
Jack: We need to figure out a way to make her either confess or slip up somehow. Now, Paul, you said you had an idea?
Paul: I do -- if Lily's willing.
Paul: Yeah. With your help, I think we could scare the truth out of her.
Hal: You want to scare Barbara? How? Because I'm not signing off on anything that puts her in danger.
Paul: She'll be perfectly safe, but if we can make her think her cover is blown, she might make a mistake.
Jack: You want to trick her.
Paul: Why not? I mean, as much as I hate to admit it, I'm a Steinbeck. If anyone's entitled to use their game against them, it's me.
Jack: I'm in.
Lily: I will do anything I can to help.
Hal: I've got something else that needs doing right now.
Jack: Something more important than finding Emily?
Hal: Just keep me posted.
Nelson: Lieutenant Munson?
Nelson: Nelson Badillo.
Hal: Thank you very much for coming down. Let's talk over here.
Jack: Okay, what did you have in mind?
Paul: First, I'll need a plainclothes officer to deliver a message -- someone my mother doesn't know.
Hal: All right, you can set up in there when it's empty.
Nelson: Your office sent me the file on the young man I'll be questioning. Last name Munson?
Hal: Yes, he is my son.
Nelson: That's rough.
Hal: What isn't these days?
Billy: Sorry I'm late.
Adam: Yeah, they're gonna strap me to this machine in less than a half an hour, Billy. If I can't find a way to beat it, then I'm dead.
Billy: You want my advice? Get out of it 'cause there's no guarantee what I'm about to tell you is gonna work. I mean, there's no 100% way to beat a polygraph.
Adam: Well, I can't get out of it, all right? So what did you find out for me? Come on.
Billy: Okay, listen. Basically, they're trying to get a reaction out of you, right?
Billy: So they're gonna give you some simple questions -- nothing that will shake you up, like your name, your address, and then, boom, out of nowhere, they're gonna throw up Scudder, expecting your heart rate and everything else to skip on the graph.
Adam: Well, that's assuming that I'm lying.
Adam: So how do I get around that, Billy? Come on.
Billy: The guy I talked to said to keep your mind on something else, like wiggling your toes or digging your nail into your palm so your mind's thinking about pain, and the rest won't register.
Adam: And that's supposed to fool the machine?
Billy: Like I said, if it was up to me, get out of it. If they catch you in a lie, it's gonna be much worse than refusing.
[Knocks on glass]
Margo: Hi, where have you been? I've been looking all over for you. Hey, Billy.
Billy: Hey, aunt Margo.
Adam: I had some stuff to do over at school.
Margo: You know, you've got that test in like minutes.
Adam: Yeah. Yeah, let's go. See you later.
Billy: I'll catch you later.
Margo: Look, I don't want you to be nervous about this.
Adam: Who's nervous?
Jennifer: You really don't have to do this, mom.
Barbara: Oh, but I want to. It's gonna be fun. We're going to make a beautiful table, use all the good stuff, and maybe you can give us a little fashion show. I can't wait to see everything that you brought back from Europe.
Jennifer: Why are you trying so hard?
Barbara: Because this is all my fault. Because when I got involved with Craig, I hurt all of you. And maybe I can't make it up with a fancy dinner, but maybe I can prove to you how serious I am about pulling this family back together again.
Jennifer: You know, a couple months ago, I would have given anything to hear you say that, but you didn't. So I went out and found myself a whole new life that I really love.
Barbara: And I appreciate that, but just because you have a new life doesn't mean that you don't need a family and a home to come back to. You can't work all the time, Jennifer. You need time to relax, have a respite. Even super models need to recharge.
Jennifer: What about dad? He started a whole new life with Emily.
Barbara: Emily is gone.
Jennifer: She'll be back.
Barbara: No, she won't. Tom has filed charges. Evidently, there was some nastiness about custody. The consensus is that she's gone for good. Anyway, is that the kind of stepmother that you really would want? Will complains about her all the time. He says that she made him eat tofu --
Jennifer: Let's not get into this mom, okay? Thank you.
Barbara: I'm just asking that you give me another chance.
Jennifer: Mom, you're gonna do what you're gonna do.
Barbara: Then please tell me it's not too late.
[Knocking] ah, yes, can I help you?
Cop: Barbara Ryan?
Barbara: You're not a process server, are you?
Cop: No, just a messenger. Have a nice day.
Barbara: Thank you.
Jennifer: What was that all about?
Barbara: I don't know. Honey, there's a problem at Fairwinds -- something about the boiler.
Jennifer: Why didn't the caretaker call then?
Barbara: I have no idea, but I certainly do not want those pipes to freeze. So would you be an angel and just wrap up the vegetables, put everything in the 'fridge, and I'll be back as quick as I can.
Molly: Holden, could you take Abigail out of here, please?
Abigail: Molly, I have a right to be here. This is my session with my doctor.
Molly: And I'm your mother. And I would like to have a word with Dr. Michaels, please.
Holden: Yeah. Listen, why don't you come out to the stables with me, okay? I've got some work to do. And there's a certain horse that needs some exercising.
Molly: See? Go with Holden, honey. And I'll talk to you later. It's okay.
Abigail: You're not going back to jail?
Molly: No, sweetie. They're letting me post bail.
Abigail: Oh, yea.
Molly: See, go with Holden, okay?
Holden: Come on. Everything's gonna be fine, okay?
Abigail: Okay. Dr. Michaels, thank you.
Dr. Michaels: I'm very glad I could help, Abigail.
Jake: You have to understand, this was Abigail's idea. I mean, she was gonna go to a street and find the first -- the first guy to -- get hypnotized by a guy with a pocket watch. Come on.
Dr. Michaels: It's absolutely true, Molly. She was very determined to get answers.
Molly: And did she?
Dr. Michaels: Well, I think she feels a little less frightened about the memory loss. Partly because she did remember a few more things. And also because she now knows she has tools and a support to remember the rest.
Molly: Dr. Michaels, what you hear in a session from a patient, even a hypnotic session, it's confidential?
Dr. Michaels: Oh, absolutely.
Jake: I think what my wife's trying to say is can you use it in court? Will they make you testify?
Dr. Michaels: Well, it depends. The law says that if a patient admits to a felony in a psychotherapeutic session or admits intent to do harm, then I could be. I could be forced to testify.
Molly: But I thought the doctor/patient privilege meant --
Dr. Michaels: Oh, I wouldn't worry about it. There is nothing Abigail said that indicated that she had committed a felony. Quite the opposite. I think Abigail was a victim of the crime.
Molly: She was. She was. She's putting so much of this on herself, Dr. Michaels. She feels guilty because of what happened to Nick, because of his death and because of my part in it.
Dr. Michaels: I think that's true. But having you home should be a help. And if there's anything else that I can do, please let me know.
Jake: I appreciate you -- making a house call.
Molly: Thank you for taking such good care of her.
Dr. Michaels: I'm glad there's somebody taking good care of you, too, right now.
Molly: Thank you.
Dr. Michaels: Good luck, Molly.
Jake: Hey, how about that hug that we missed when you first came in?
Molly: What did Abigail say in her session, Jake?
Jake: Well, she just said that -- that Nick got nasty, that he admitted blackmailing and that he rubbed her face in it, and she got very mad, that she wanted to kill him. But there's no evidence that she did anything like that. And then she -- she picked up the music box, and Nick took it away from her and threw it on the bed. And then he just -- beat her some more.
Molly: Hey, good. You know, I'm gonna go take a bath and wash the jail off of me.
Jake: Molly -- tell me what happened in Nick's apartment that night.
Molly: Jake, you know what happened. Nick came after me, and I --
Jake: Then why were you so nervous about what Abigail was saying when you came in?
Molly: And if you walked in here and saw Bridget or Michele hypnotized, you're gonna tell me you wouldn't blow a gasket, Jake?
Jake: I would do anything to keep her safe. As a matter of fact, I'll take all three girls, and we will leave the country tonight.
Molly: That isn't necessary.
Jake: No? There is a reason that they granted you bail. And that is because they have doubts about their case.
Molly: Well, they shouldn't have doubts. That's really stupid, because I killed Nick Scudder.
Jake: Is that right?
Jake: Why don't you stop insulting my intelligence? You know something, Molly? I thought you trusted me.
Molly: Look, Jake -- Dr. Michaels, you heard what she said. She's gonna -- there's a possibility you could have to testify.
Jake: I can't testify against my wife, you know that?
Molly: What about against your stepdaughter?
Jake: I'll lie my freaking' head off, Molly. But I'm not gonna lie to you anymore. And I don't want you lying to me anymore. I know what Abigail thinks she's gonna remember. But you don't have to do this alone. Especially not with a guy who's fighting for top billing with you. I want you to tell me what happened?
Nelson: Just relax.
Adam: I feel like Frankenstein's monster.
Nelson: So what does that make me? Frankenstein?
Hal: No, that would be me.
Nelson: Well, you don't have to worry. This won't hurt.
Valerie: Sorry, Dubrowski wouldn't let us out.
Hal: Oh, Mr. Badillo, this is Valerie Murphy, this is Adam's attorney.
Valerie: Nice to meet you.
Nelson: Nice to meet you.
Hal: Tom recommended her.
Valerie: Okay, Adam, you understand you're not required to take this test.
Adam: And I'm not being charged with any crime. I don't have to answer any questions I don't want to. And leave the answers to yes or no. Right?
Margo: Who would have ever thought that one of this guy's parents is a lawyer, huh?
Nelson: So, I'm ready when you're ready.
Adam: All right, let's do it.
Nelson: Adam, it's important that you remain still during the test.
Nelson: Okay. Is your name Adam Munson?
Nelson: Do you reside at 724 Pinewood Lane?
Adam: Most of the time.
Valerie: Keep it to yes or no, Adam.
Hal: He's with me part of the time.
Nelson: Understood. Are you a freshman in college?
Nelson: Studying film?
Nelson: Have you ever been in the apartment of a man named Nick Scudder?
Lily: Hey, Barbie. Long time no see.
Lily: Yes. Expecting someone else?
Barbara: Oh, the caretaker, actually. But here you are. It's just wonderful. Paul will be very relieved to see you.
Lily: Oh, come on. This is me you're talking to, Barbie. You know, I know how this works. I know you're upset. You're very upset because your plan backfired.
Barbara: My plan? What are you talking about?
Lily: Well, first, you made it look like I was two-timing Paul with Vince. But, the problem is, Vince was in Germany with Uncle Sam, so --
Barbara: We've already had this discussion, Rose. I had nothing to do with Vince.
Lily: That's because you let "you know who" handle it. I know what's going on here. You bark the orders and you sit back and you watch while your boyfriend does all the dirty work.
Barbara: My boyfriend?
Lily: Yes. Oh, I know it's hard to hear, but they're all the same in the dark. But that one is a real skeevo.
Barbara: What are you talking about?
Lily: And having me meet him at Al's -- very nice touch. You knew I wanted the facts, so you had him tell me the truth about Vince, put something in my coffee. Next thing I know, I'm waking up in the back of a limousine. It's a good thing that I escaped, though. Or else you'd be looking at 25 years to life for murder instead of just three to seven for kidnapping.
Barbara: You've obviously been through a terrible ordeal, Rose. But I assure you, I would never have anything to do with something so sorted.
Lily: Tell it to the judge, lady, 'cause I just came by to see the look on your face. You better get a lawyer. You're gonna need one.
Barbara: Rose, wait!
Jennifer: Bonnie? Hey. The maintenance guy said you were here.
Bonnie: Goodness, look at you. No, wait, don't hug me, you'll wrinkle. Oh, my goodness, I love this coat, those boots. Somebody put me on a plane to Europe, 'cause I need to go shopping. You didn't?
Bonnie: You're so good to me. Yes! Oh, my goodness, Jennifer. Look at the colors.
Jennifer: There's this new guy in Rome, he dyes all his own yarn.
Bonnie: I love it. I love it. You were so sweet to think of me.
Jennifer: Are you kidding me? If it weren't for you, I'd still be folding laundry in Oakdale.
Bonnie: How was it? Fabulous?
Jennifer: The best. I'm going back there as soon as I can.
Bonnie: So you really, really like it?
Jennifer: Well, it's hard work, yeah. But we get to travel everywhere, and the girls are great. We'd hang out between shows and go shopping and --
Bonnie: Sign me up.
Jennifer: Well, you know, I could make a few calls? You definitely could do it.
Bonnie: Well, you know, I had my moment on the runway. And bro, luckily, cured me of that. Thanks anyway.
Jennifer: You'll come and visit me then?
Bonnie: When are you leaving?
Jennifer: As soon as I see Abigail. I couldn't get in touch with her yesterday, so -- is she all right? I heard about Nick Scudder.
Bonnie: She had a tough time.
Jennifer: That's why I'm still in town, anyway. Otherwise, trust me, with my family, I'd be on the first plane back. You should see my mother. She's pulling this Betty Crocker nonsense. Like food is gonna make us into a family again. And it's really pathetic. And my poor dad is miserable, and --
Bonnie: And Billy? I know you weren't going to leave without seeing him first?
Jennifer: I don't know if I'll have time.
Bonnie: Jennifer? Come on, I thought he was the one.
Nelson: Are you a Lenny Kravitz fan?
Nelson: Do you have a half sibling named Will?
Nelson: Did you see Molly McKinnon murder Nick Scudder?
Nelson: Did you see Abigail Williams inflict bodily harm on Nick Scudder?
Nelson: If I could have a word with you, lieutenant, before we continue?
Margo: May I just speak to my son privately for a moment?
Nelson: I'll be outside.
Valerie: Is this a parent moment or a cop moment?
Adam: No, it's okay.
Valerie: You can stop this test or this conversation at any time.
Adam: I know.
Hal: What? What's the problem?
Hal: Adam? Adam, you agreed to take this test.
Adam: Yeah, like I had a choice.
Hal: Then why are you trying to mess up the results? It only makes you look --
Adam: Makes me look, what? Say it, dad! Say it!
Margo: Look, we're not the enemy, Adam.
Adam: No? You're not the enemy?
Margo: Look, you created this situation. If you had been honest with us from the beginning --
Adam: I haven't been honest maybe because I don't trust you, mom. Maybe your tactics just have something to be desired. Or maybe I'm just sick of being treated like a perp.
Hal: Adam! Adam! Adam!
Jake: Hey, I made you a little breakfast.
Molly: Oh, I couldn't eat anything. But thanks.
Jake: Maybe in a little while. Tell me what's going on, you'll feel better, I know you will.
Molly: I really -- I want to call Holden to make sure Abigail's --
Jake: They're fine. Hey, you know, we'll -- we'll fix everything.
Molly: Can you go back in time and fix it so that I never meet Nick Scudder?
Jake: I wish I could. So, I -- I go to Bay City to pick up the money, and Nick -- you come back here, and he calls you and he moves up the drop-off.
Molly: He had Abigail. And he told me that he was going to take her out of town with him if I didn't pay him. But I couldn't get in touch with you or Jack, because Jack was busy trying to get the judge to give the court order so that I could wear the wire. But it was too late for that anyway. So I did the only thing I could think of. I just went over there. I went to Nick's to try and get him to stop or at least slow him down a little bit so you could get there with the money. But it was too late for any of that. It was really quiet -- -- except the music.
[Music box playing]
Nick, are you in there? It was this funny little tune from an ice cream truck. The door, it must have been unlatched. And I knew -- I saw him lying there on the floor face down. And then I saw it.
Jake: Saw what, honey?
Molly: The blood on the back of his head.
Jake: So he was already dead when you got there?
Molly: Yes. Oh, yeah, he was dead. I heard a noise.
Jake: What, the music box?
Molly: That was still playing. But it was a different kind of noise. It was like moaning. Like an animal in pain. Abigail -- she was curled up on herself on the floor in shock. The noise was coming from her.
Jake: I thought it was something like that.
Molly: She didn't even recognize me at first, Jake. I just held her, and I rocked her.
Jake: You remember there's another possibility. Whoever killed Nick could have been the one that beat Abigail up.
Molly: She remembered -- she remembered him beating her. She remembered Nick beating her. She remembered wanting to kill him. And she remembered picking up that music box, Jake. Imagine you're a cop. You're going to look for other possibilities?
Jake: Okay? There's another way. I say that we just go to Jessica --
Jake: -- And explain --
Molly: No, absolutely --
Jake: Listen to what I'm saying. Abigail is a great kid, she's always been a model student. She's not Bonnie from "Bonnie & Clyde." She's a young girl who got in over her head with an older guy who roped her in and cut her off from her family and friends. And she found out about that and -- he beat her. I mean, who knows what would have happened if she hadn't defended herself. Jessica understands us. He knows that you take this to court and a jury's just going to go, not guilty.
Molly: Great. That would be great if only there were twelve of you.
Jake: That's not going to happen. It's never going to come to that. He's not -- she probably won't even press charges. They'll make her do some kind of community service.
Molly: Please, Jake. All that's gonna happen is Jessica's gonna take my name off and substitute Abigail's.
Jake: Abigail is a little girl.
Molly: Not in the eyes of the court. She's 18 years old. And as far as Nick Scudder manipulating her? We don't have any evidence.
Jake: The emergency room records. We can use those as evidence.
Molly: Superficial bruising that she could have gotten from falling down the stairs. "Why? Why are you here, Mrs.. McKinnon?" "Well, because my daughter called and she was afraid." "Abigail, if you were afraid, why didn't you call the Police? Why didn't you run? Why didn't you scream?"
Jake: Because exhibit "a", Nick Scudder, six-foot tall, 170 pounds. She was defending herself.
Molly: By hitting the victim from behind?
Jake: She was being held captive. She just -- she just used that to knock him unconscious. She didn't want to try to kill the guy.
Molly: "And why is it, Abigail -- why is it that, when your mother arrived, she immediately assumed that you murdered Nick Scudder? Why is it that the woman who loves you and believes in you the most and knows you the best -- why is it that she immediately called the Police, dialed 911 and reported a murder? Why did she take that music box, wipe your fingerprints off, get you out of there and take the blame, take the responsibility? To protect you because she assumed -- no, because, she knew that you murdered Nick Scudder."
Jake: You know, if this TV thing doesn't work out for you, maybe you should try law school. Okay, all right. Given Abigail's condition, you weren't taking any chances, especially because you felt guilty about Nick's involvement in --
Molly: You can't spin this, Jake. I thought she did it. I still do.
Jake: What if she didn't? We assumed that she did it. You lied and said you did. I've been trying to get you to admit that you didn't. But what if she didn't do it?
Molly: How do you explain her memory? How do you explain the bruises?
Jake: I'm not saying that he didn't hit her and that she wasn't angry. What if there was someone else in the room?
Jennifer: Billy and I have this connection that will never go away.
Jennifer: But I grew up in fashion. It's what my family does. And we're good at it. But he hates all that. I mean, the entire time we were in New York, he was miserable.
Bonnie: But this is different. Before he was building sets.
Jennifer: Yes, and that's what he loves to do. But he doesn't want to be dragged all over Europe after me. He made that perfectly clear in New York.
Bonnie: Then you're right. You have a problem.
Jennifer: I know. I asked him to come with me, and he said no. So I went by myself, and I ended up having a blast. I mean, I've got magazines after me for covers.
Bonnie: You can't give that up.
Jennifer: I won't give that up. It's just --
Bonnie: You don't want to give him up either.
Jennifer: Is that selfish?
Bonnie: You know, I am the last person to say a kind word about Oakdale.
Jennifer: Hey, I do not want to live in Oakdale, okay? It never changes.
Bonnie: Just promise me you'll talk to Billy before you go. Jennifer?
Jennifer: It's just, I see him and I can't think. You know, it's always been that way with us. We just kind of -- melt.
Bonnie: Doesn't that tell you something?
Jennifer: I've got to get going. Really, I have to find Abigail.
Bonnie: Yeah, but don't you dare leave without saying good-bye.
Jennifer: Of course, I won't.
Bonnie: And just remember what I said, okay? There's never just one answer. Okay?
Bonnie: Thank you for my gift.
Jennifer: No problem.
Bonnie: So, how long have you been here.
Billy: Long enough.
Bonnie: Then why didn't you say something? Billy, you and Jen need to talk.
Billy: Maybe, maybe not.
Bonnie: You're just as dumb as she is.
Billy: If you care about someone, you don't complicate their life.
Billy: I'm gonna make it easy for her.
Barbara: We've never been friends, Rose. But you have to know that I had nothing to do with this abduction you're describing.
Lily: That's not what your boyfriend said.
Barbara: What do you mean?
Lily: That person -- the guy who put something in my coffee, we went for a little ride in the limousine. He told me that you had run out of ideas to keep me and Paul apart, so you were taking me for a little spin and I could rethink things.
Barbara: I don't know what you're talking about.
Lily: Oh, I was -- coo-coo. I was totally out of it. But he didn't think I'd remember much, I'm sure.
Barbara: You know, if I did have something to do with this abduction -- and I didn't -- why would I hire someone who would then tell you all about it?
Lily: I don't know. It's hard to get good help. I don't blame you really. Bye.
Barbara: Where are you going?
Lily: First stop, Paul, then the cops.
Barbara: I don't think so.
Lily: Oh, really? I don't care what you think, 'cause you're not calling' the shots right now. Once Paul finds out the truth, you can kiss your son good-bye.
Barbara: My, my, my, did you learn those manners at Hoboken high?
Lily: Yeah, as a matter of fact, I did.
Barbara: Nice try, Lily. But if you'd done your homework, as I did, you would know that Rose went to St. Gregory's.
Lily: Where's my sister?
Barbara: I don't have a clue. Now, wasn't this Lucinda's idea?
Paul: No. It was mine.
Holden: I thought that maybe we should talk. You seemed pretty quiet out there at the stables.
Abigail: Yeah, well, I knew Luke had a half day, and I didn't really want him walking in on us talking.
Holden: Honey, do you want to tell me what's going on?
Abigail: I think -- I'm beginning to remember that I killed Nick.
Holden: I have a very hard time believing that.
Abigail: You believe Molly did it? I can't let her go to jail, Holden, for something that I may have done.
Holden: What are you trying to say?
Abigail: I made a decision while I was riding. I want you to know that I love you very much. And I want nothing more than for you to be proud of me.
Holden: I am proud of you. I'm very proud of you.
Abigail: I'm going to go to the Police. I want to tell them what I know.
Holden: Whoa, whoa, Abigail.
Abigail: You can't talk me out of this, Holden.
Holden: Look, maybe we should talk to a lawyer first.
Abigail: That's not going to change my mind.
Holden: Let me at least call Tom Hughes, okay? And then if you still feel like you want to go to the Police, at least he can come with us.
Abigail: Well, then you call Mr. Hughes, and he'll call Molly, and she will go ballistic. I have to do this now!
Holden: Abigail, Abigail! Please --
Abigail: I have to -- Jen?
Jennifer: Abigail, I am so glad that I found you.
Molly: What do you mean there was somebody else in Nick's room, Jake?
Jake: You said you got there -- you got there and the door was open. And that's not like Scudder, right?
Molly: Abigail could have left it unlocked.
Jake: Or maybe Scudder knocks her unconscious, and someone else comes in and finishes him off.
Molly: Come on.
Jake: You think you're the only person in the world that Scudder's ever ticked off? He's a con artist, Molly. There's got to be a million people out there with an ax to grind. So Mr. "X" shows up and Nick "the big man" is in the middle of beating Abigail. So what does he do? What does he do? He takes his shot and let's a beat-up girl take the rap.
Molly: That is a really nice story, Jake. But that's all it is, okay? There's no proof.
Jake: We'll go find something.
Molly: And what happens in the meantime? Abigail gets arrested.
Jake: We send her to the Williams', which is what we were going to do in the first place.
Molly: She won't go. She won't go if she thinks that she killed Nick Scudder, which is exactly where she's headed. There's only one option. We only have one option. That is to make Abigail -- convince Abigail that she didn't do it, that when I got to Nick's he was very much alive, and that I killed him, Jake.
Jake: She wouldn't -- wasn't starting to remember, that would be one thing. But the way it is right now, it's too much of a risk.
Molly: And if it was Bridget or Michele, would you tell me that you're not gonna take that risk?
Jake: I would take that risk for Abigail if I was 100% sure she killed him! You think about it. It doesn't make sense to me. It doesn't make sense to me one bit. When you got there, she was whimpering on the floor. Now, that sounds like somebody who was victimized, to me. It doesn't sound like -- like somebody who attacks somebody and intends to kill them, because that takes anger.
Molly: Abigail didn't do it, then who did?
Margo: So we let Adam's lawyer go. And we're real sorry about wasting your time.
Nelson: You always find out something.
Margo: Yeah. I guess we found out that cornering our son's not the way to go.
Nelson: I hope his father caught up with him, calmed him down. Adam? I'm so sorry this was such an ordeal. I hope you work it out.
[Hal breaths heavily] it only took me four blocks to catch up with him.
Margo: Well, Hal, maybe we'll put you back on the beat. Adam, I'm sorry you feel like we're treating you like a criminal, but we're trying to protect you.
Hal: Since we found the key, we know that it's only a matter of time before forensics might be able to place you at the scene.
Margo: And since you wouldn't talk to us --
Adam: What? What, you want an apology from me? You want me to say that I understand, that I forgive you? I don't.
Hal: We have responsibilities that go beyond trying to make sure that you are comfortable, Adam. This investigation is still open. We are looking for Nick Scudder's killer.
Adam: Molly confessed!
Margo: We think that Molly is covering for someone.
Hal: And that you have known all along.
Margo: And that is why you screwed up the test.
Adam: All right. You know what? Fine. You're right. I screwed up the test because I didn't want people picking around my brain, thinking they knew stuff they really didn't.
Hal: A man has been murdered, Adam!
Adam: A worthless scum ball who came here to do nothing but hurt people! And he deserved to die! I'm glad he's dead! And I'd do it again! That's right, I killed Nick Scudder. Molly has been covering for me.
Barbara: Paul, this was your idea?
Paul: I've asked for answers, you haven't been willing to give them.
Barbara: This charade, this dirty trick --
Paul: Three women are missing.
Barbara: Oh, here we go again.
Jack: It's different this time, Barbara.
Barbara: Oh, you're in on this, too?
Jack: Let's talk about Phil Auster.
Barbara: Who's Phil Auster?
Jack: What, you know some other Phil's? The man you claimed attacked you.
Barbara: Oh. Oh, he did attack me, as I've told you countless times.
Jack: Do you have any idea where Phil was a few weeks before he came to see you?
Barbara: I don't have the slightest idea.
Jack: Picking up Carly at DeGaulle airport.
Barbara: Well, Jack what does that tell you? You who love conspiracy theories. I was next.
Paul: Then why did you try to warn him?
Barbara: I didn't try to warn him.
Paul: You introduced me as Paul Ryan Steinbeck. You never call me by that name.
Barbara: I was trying to protect you! He was looking for James. I told you that. And I thought if I told him who you were that he would be scared off. And he was. Because James is behind this -- behind all of it. And if you were really worried about Carly and Rose and Emily, you would stop persecuting me and find him.
Jack: Barbara Ryan, it's my duty to inform you that this has now become an official investigation and to advise you not to leave town.
Barbara: I have no intention of leaving Oakdale.
Lily: I didn't do very well, did I?
Paul: No, you were great.
Lily: No, she knew it was me.
Paul: It doesn't matter. She'd already shown her hand. The note we had delivered said, "Meet me at the Gazebo, we have a problem." She was expecting my father.
Jack: So now we know.
Paul: They're in it together, just like you said.