ATWT Transcript Monday 4/8/02


As the World Turns Transcript Monday 4/8/02

Provided by Linda
Proofread by Gisele

Holden: Are you sure you saw someone out there?

Lily: I saw something. It was a face, it was dark. But -

[Car engine starts]

Holden: There is someone out there.

Lily: No! Call - do not go out there! Holden?!

Holden: Lily, you stay right here. Lock the door, and just away from the windows.

Lily: Just be careful, please.

Isaac: How low am I sinking here? She's probably not even thinking about me. But if she is, and I don't call, we'll both know I blew it.

Simon: Hey, Isaac? You have a minute?

Isaac: Sure. Yeah. What's up?

Simon: Look, has Dahlia been back in here since the launch party at all?

Isaac: No. But you said she left town. And why would you want to see her anyway? The other night, you were out for her blood.

Simon: Yeah, and I wish I had finished the job. Look, if she calls, shows up, if you know anyone who's seen her -

Isaac: Anything having to do with Dahlia and Oakdale, you want to know about it.

Simon: Exactly. Great, thanks. Look, I've got some more checking to do. Sorry for interrupting the phone call.

Isaac: Oh, no, I was receiving a call. It was - it was nothing.

Simon: All right. Take care.

Isaac: Hi, yes, I'm calling from the United States. I wondering if you had listings for castles. Castle MacLaren. Okay, okay. I know you're speaking English, but please slow down and repeat that.

Isaac: I'm sorry, we're gonna have to pick this up later.

Isaac: Katie?

Katie: Am I that obvious?

Isaac: Only you would show up in a disguise trying to look inconspicuous in something like this.

Katie: Have you seen Simon?

Isaac: Yes.

Katie: When?

Isaac: Just a minute ago.

Katie: Did he say where he was going?

Isaac: No.

Katie: Oh - ah! I've lost him.

Isaac: Message?

Katie: Huh?

Isaac: I know that when I see him again you're going to want me to tell him something. So, message?

Katie: No, no, no, no! He can't know that I'm following him.

Isaac: Oh, hold on, wait a minute. Now, I let Simon go, because he's my boy. But you, I'm pumping for answers. What is going on with the two of you?

Katie: Who said anything was going on?

Isaac: Katie, you are stalking your own husband. I think that deserves at least a passing comment.

Margo: And you've got the fax number? Please send it "Attention Detective Margo Hughes." Well, I need anything you've got, credit card receipt, itinerary. That's great. Thank you.

Rose: Surprise!

Margo: Rose? I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I didn't - I'm just surprised to see you out and about.

Rose: Ah, it's okay. The change does take some getting used to. I look in the mirror now, and I'm paying attention to those bladder-control commercials on TV.

Margo: Yeah, well, at least you haven't lost your sense of humor.

Rose: No, no, absolutely not. I got a new lease on this old face. I'm not gonna let it get me down. And if it does, I'm gonna wear out my insurance at Worldwide, get a lot of plastic surgery - head to toe. Joan Rivers isn't gonna have anything on me.

Margo: Yeah.

Rose: I don't wanna joke. I'm here. It's serious - very serious.

Margo: I'm sorry, I'm sorry. I'm paying attention.

Rose: I've made a decision. I cannot just sit by and count my wrinkles like tea leaves. So I am going to give my expertise to the Oakdale's finest. I need to talk to Jack.

Margo: Um, well, Jack is out in the field. What did you have in mind?

Rose: I gotta find Emily and Carly and Stenbeck. I'll find them. I'll get 'em out of the coma, put bamboo sticks underneath his fingernails and put him in jail, where he belongs -

Margo: Rose, Rose, wait a minute, back up. There's something that you need to know about Stenbeck.

Jack: I'm not playing with you, Montgomery, open this door! Come on, man, what is your problem? Open the door! I'm not leaving until we talk.

James: Give us that jet, or I'm gonna make your life a living hell!

Lucinda: You're nuts, you're crazy!

Craig: Keep your voice down!

Lucinda: You're crazy!

Jack: Craig, I can hear you in there. Open the door. It's about Stenbeck! Fine, you won't open the door, I'm gonna call the manager. He'll let me in.

Craig: Let her go, James.

James: Let her go? She'll bite.

Jack: Craig, I'm calling the manager.

Craig: Lucinda, wait, wait, wait, wait. You're not gonna blow this! We have to do what James wants.

Lucinda: You cannot give him a jet filled with fuel!

Craig: I can make this work.

Lucinda: You can't. You can't. You can't, because you can't even get him out of here, let alone out of the country. You can't.

Craig: If we don't get James to Europe in time, Carly and Emily will die.

Lucinda: We don't know that they aren't dead already.

James: They're not, but they can be soon. And what do you think of little Rose, shriveling up like a dried prune? And that's exactly what's going to happen if you don't give us that jet! You understand me?!

Lucinda: Hi, Jack. You're all agape, Jack.

Jack: Oh, no, it's just - I thought - what are you doing here?

Jack: You are about the last person I'd expect to see here.

Lucinda: Hey, what brings you to the lower depths?

Jack: Where's Craig?

Lucinda: Um, I don't know, I wish I did, because I'd like to charge him with child endangerment.

Jack: What's that about?

Lucinda: Well, I mean-he swore up and down to my daughter Sierra that he was going to really take good care and be responsible for Lucy. And today, I mean, he abandoned her, he-so that he could spend an afternoon and an evening dallying with some tootsie, you know, to the wee hours.

Jack: Really, Craig's on the dating market? So, who's this tootsie?

Lucinda: I don't know. I-but Lucy saw her. And she's a blonde. And she's got an overnight case. She's not a stewardess. I mean, I don't care. Do I care at all about Craig's sexual-playmates? No, I don't! But I do care about the child. And I came here. And - well, he's not here. He's disappeared.

Jack: Right. Well, why are you still here when Craig isn't? And what took you so long to get to that door?

Lucinda: Am I under investigation now, Jack?

Jack: Of course not, Lucinda.

Lucinda: Okay, you got me. I broke in.

Jack: You broke in?

Lucinda: Well, I mean, I broke in, I had Lucy's key. But from the sense of breaking and entering where you're not invited, I was not invited. But I just - I came, because I I - I'm collecting evidence.

Jack: Of what?

Lucinda: Well, I mean, I just wanted ammunition for-for sierra to show Craig's noxious influence on this - on this impressionable child.

Jack: Did you find anything?

Lucinda: Not yet. And what brings you here? What are you hoping to find? You were yelling about James.

Jack: Yes, well, I'm sure you'll have plenty to say about this, but James escaped from Memorial.

Lucinda: Ah, no? My heavens, well, that hospital gets not another penny of Worldwide money until they beef up their security. But why would you think that Craig had anything to do with an escape? I mean, James? Why would Craig want to help James?

Jack: I have no idea. But I can only imagine that if Craig thought James would help him find Carly, he'd risk just about anything.

[Lucinda laughs]

Lucinda: No, you're wrong about that. Craig hasn't got the guts. You know, he's all verbal bravado. But you know, he's a coward inside. He's a coward. All he cares about is - is his own gratification and whatever benefits him. And as for James, you know, a lifetime behind bars would be too good for him.

Jack: Well, I better run. If you see anything or hear anything -

Lucinda: Okay. I mean, you'll be the first to know, of course.

Jack: Thank you very much.

Lucinda: Okay.

Craig: Laying it on a bit thick about me, weren't you, Lucinda?

Lucinda: God help me. Every word I said was the truth.

Craig: Lucinda, lives are at stake here.

James: We need that jet, and we're running out of time.

Lucinda: I'm going to do it for the girls' sake. But let's get something very clear, you are not in charge, James. My pilot, who is armed, is in charge.

James: It must make you feel wonderful to finally do something good for someone.

Rose: What? I don't get it. James Stenbeck was practically a vegetable. He decided he doesn't want to be in a coma anymore, he was gonna get and do his dirty work?

Margo: I'm sorry, I'm sorry. I wish we could fill in the blanks for you, but we don't fully understand the situation at this point.

Rose: Isn't that your job? Where is Hal?

Margo: Hal is not involved in this.

Rose: Somebody's gotta do something, because Carly and Emily are out there somewhere fighting for their lives!

Margo: I'm sorry, we're doing whatever is possible.

Rose: No, you're not doing that, because James Stenbeck would be here in jail or dead.

Brandy: This is insane! I was playing a practical joke - a joke! You guys are treating me like I'm some fugitive.

Margo: Oh, brandy, what are you doing here now?

Brandy: Oh, great. Am I finally being arrested for stealing your son's innocence?

Margo: What are the charges?

Police officer: This is the person responsible for the scam in the hospital.

Margo: You helped James escape from custody?

Brandy: I don't know who James is.

Margo: Book her, then bring her to interrogation. I have more than a few questions for this one.

Rose: Hey, do you know what you've done? Oh, I'm sure - how much did he pay you?

Brandy: I don't know what you're talking about. You know, I'm kinda stressed as it is.

Rose: Oh, you're stressed?! Maybe you need a vacation! I got a great spa for you. Check in, and you don't check out!

Brandy: What are you talking about? Look, I don't care what your problem is.

Rose: Oh, you got a problem? I'll give you a problem!

Margo: Rose, Rose! Wait! Back off, back off!

Rose: How could you help a scum like that? What is wrong problem, little girl?

Brandy: Oh, would somebody get this crazy old bat out of my face?

Katie: Look, it's not that I don't trust you, it's just what's going between Simon and me - I can't really be going around telling people about.

Isaac: Okay, fine.

Katie: But I'm dying to tell someone. Up until now, the only person I can confide in is Snickers, and she can't talk back.

Isaac: Snickers?

Katie: Well, non-person rabbit.

Isaac: It's a rabbit - okay. What about Margo, I mean, she is your sister.

Katie: Yeah, well, for reasons that will become painfully obvious, that option totally bites. And Craig is busy on his mission finding Carly, so that doesn't work either.

Isaac: Katie? Katie?

Katie: What?

Isaac: I'm here. I'm here. Okay. I know I'm not your first choice, or the perfect choice, but I do subscribe to the bartenders code of confidentiality. Anything you have to say begins and ends right here.

Katie: Okay. In that case, Simon's in major trouble, the worst trouble he could possibly be in.

Holden: I never saw them. Whoever it was, the took off.

Lily: You have no idea?

Holden: No. But you're not going to like what they did to your perennials.

Lily: Oh. Well, do you think it has something to do with Abigail? Maybe it was that Mary Mennihan --

Holden: On a motorcycle? I doubt it. It's probably just some kid out on a joyride.

Lily: Did you call the police?

Holden: No, I'm not going to call the police, only if they show up again. Then I'll call Jack, and I'll have a patrol car come out. Don't worry. It's probably nothing. Why does this always happen when we're trying to have a romantic evening along together?

Lily: I don't know. I mean, are we karmically destined to have something happen to us every other month or so?

Holden: Even if we are, we aren't, because, you know why? We can handle anything.

Lily: Oh, yeah. Can you handle something else?

Holden: Like what? Are you going to Carry me into the bedroom this time?

Lily: Oh, okay. But first, I want to tell you something.

Holden: Am I going to like it?

Lily: Well -

[Cell phone rings]

Holden: It's like I said, every time we get -

[Cell phone rings]

Lily: I know, I know.

Holden: Hello? Hi. [to Lily] It's Mama. That creep's over there now? Yeah, but I didn't see who it was, Mama. All right, we're on our way over. No, no. I didn't call Jack. We'll do it if he shows up again. Just - turn on all the lights outside. All right? We're on a way over. Bye. The maniac on the motorcycle is over at the farm right now. She said that Luke and Faith are terrified.

Lily: Oh.

Holden: Listen, what were you going to tell me. Can you tell me on the way over to the farm?

Lily: It can wait. Let's just get over there right now.

Rose: Who're you calling an old bat? I'll bash you over the head, you bitch!

Margo: Rose, that's enough!

Jack: Hey, hey, hey! Rose, come on!

Margo: All right, all right, all right. Take her.

Brandy: I gather this isn't what you'd call protective custody, huh?

Rose: I hope you got a lead on that kid. We can't have Stenbeck have people running all over the place like that.

Jack: I don't think that woman outside has any idea how serious this is. Listen, I think someone else, not Stenbeck, put her up to that stunt at the hospital.

Rose: Who? Who?

Jack: I have no idea. I'm working on that.

Rose: Nothing else?

Jack: I've got some good news for you. Craig and I heard from Carly.

Rose: You-you heard from Carly? She's alive.

Jack: That's about as much as I know. But I'll take it.

Rose: Craig talked to her. Did she sound - old?

Jack: She sounded weak, but okay. Listen, the most important thing right now is your safety. I don't want Stenbeck coming after you.

Rose: Oh, let him. Five minutes I need alone with him. I could do a lot of damage with some nails and some high heels.

Jack: A dream shared by many. But, listen, I think you got to take some time out for you right now.

Rose: Ah, I can't play it safe-anymore, Jack. I've never lived my life on the sidelines, I can't start now. And I can't - I gotta do something. Especially now that I know Carly is alive. Everything - my life, my future, my job, my future with Paul, it's all on hold until Carly and Emily come home safe.

Jack: Listen, I understand how you feel. But look what you've accomplished already. Just getting out of the hellhole, that was amazing. You've given us the only solid leads we've had. And if it wasn't for you, I never would have found that spa.

Rose: Where is it?

Jack: Switzerland.

Rose: And no sign of Dr. Weston?

Jack: I had a run-in with one of his assistants. But he knew I was coming, Rose. And Weston bugged out before I got there.

Rose: I should go there. You might've missed something.

Jack: No, no, no. I'm not gonna let you do that. Listen, you are in no state to travel.

Rose: Ooh.

Jack: Besides, what if something actually does happen to you? What if you get involved in something you can't handle?

Rose: I'll take my chances.

Jack: Yeah, then I'll have to go over there and find you again. Forget it.

Rose: I owe it to Carly and Emily.

Jack: We all want to find Carly and Emily.

Rose: Not just - not just them. That old woman - the one who turned out to be younger than me?

Jack: Yeah, she smuggled you out in the casket.

Rose: Yes. I owe it to her. I promised if I got out, I would go back and get her. But - what?

Jack: I gotta tell you something, Rose.

Rose: Bad news?

Jack: Yeah.

Rose: Libby? She's dead, isn't she?

Katie: Isaac, I can count the major successes that I've had in my life on one hand. That is why I wasn't gonna let anything ruin my new video project. Then I come to find out that one of Simon's many ex-wives died on him.

Isaac: That's rough.

Katie: Yeah. Well, that's not even the half of it. Fast forward to me being interviewed by "Self" magazine. The reporter drops this major bomb - "How does it feel to be married to a murder suspect?"

Isaac: Wait, the ex-wife died because Simon -

Katie: Yep.

Isaac: But Simon's no killer.

Katie: Of course not. But the ex-wife died under some very unusual circumstances. And Simon neglected to tell me that.

Isaac: But when you asked him about it, didn't Simon say he didn't kill her?

Katie: Yeah, of course, absolutely. And I believe him. But then I come to find out that the reason that Dahlia's here is not because she's some fairy Godmother to me, it's because she turns out to be the dead woman's sister.

Isaac: Which she didn't mention?

Katie: Exactly. The only reason she came to Oakdale was to get revenge against Simon.

Isaac: I'm not sure how Dahlia's setting you up with this video project gets her revenge.

Katie: Yeah, I didn't understand it either. Her plan was, either "A," she makes me independently wealthy so I can leave him and live on my own, or "B," she makes me independently wealthy so that he tries to kill me for my money, and she makes her point.

Isaac: Her point being that Simon, the murdering gigolo, strikes again?

Katie: Right. You're good at this.

Isaac: Yeah, you know what I think? Stay as far away from Dahlia as possible.

Katie: Well, that wouldn't be too hard, seeing as she has seemed to have disappeared. The police found her car in the woods, and Simon was the last person to see her. He's going to be the prime suspect because they got in the fight that night.

Isaac: It's obvious to me that Dahlia has an agenda, okay? She probably ditched her own car, flew off to Bermuda or somewhere, only to frame Simon. Let me ask you this. Why would Simon come in here, asking me questions about Dahlia's whereabouts? To cover his tracks? To look concerned? I doubt it.

Katie: Right. But the other loose end is that I found Dahlia's car keys in Simon's bag.

Isaac: Oh.

Katie: Right. I mean, what am I going to do? What can I say about those stupid keys? How am I supposed to even bring it up without sounding like I'm accusing him of murdering Dahlia?

Isaac: Okay, okay. I think you're getting ahead of yourself, Katie. Just ask him. I mean, there's got to be a perfectly logical explanation why he had those keys.

Katie: All right. I guess I'm just afraid of what that reason might be.

Isaac: Look, I don't know the ins and outs of how you and Simon got together. But I do know that you know the man you married.

Katie: So I should just trust that?

Isaac: Call him - now.

Lily: God, scary.

Holden: I told Luke to stay up at the house. He's gonna shout for us if he needs us. Mama, what exactly happened here?

Emma: Well, I put the kids down to sleep and I was reading them a story. Then, suddenly, this big noise came down the driveway. Luke said it was a motorcycle. I looked outside, and there was this bike coming around very close to the house, almost looking to see if there was someone inside.

Lily: You think they were casing the house?

Emma: No. With a motorcycle that you can hear five miles away? I mean, the lights were on in the house. They knew someone was there. So I --

Lily: No, no, Holden. Wait! Holden, Holden!

Holden: Hey! Hey, come over here! What the hell do you think you're doing?

Aaron: Hey, dad. How's it goin'?

Aaron: Is everybody just gonna stare at me, or what?

Holden: Aaron, I almost didn't recognize you.

Aaron: Nice.

Holden: I didn't mean -

Emma: Oh, Aaron Snyder. Oh, my goodness, what are you doing going around scaring people like that? And don't say I should've known you. Look at yourself. You realize how much you've grown?

Aaron: I'm not really keeping track.

Holden: Come here.

Aaron: Hey, Lily.

Lily: Hi, hi, hi. Oh, it's good to - so, your mom lets you ride a motorcycle, huh?

Holden: Yeah, yeah, it's good to see you. I wish we'd known you were coming, though. How you doin'?

Aaron: I've got some saddle sores from the bike.

[Laughter]

Holden: Coming from Seattle, I'm not surprised.

Aaron: You don't look, "not surprised."

Emma: Oh, now, don't you go blaming him. Did Caleb not teach you to ride around scaring everyone half to death?

Aaron: I'm sorry about that.

Emma: Why didn't you just come in the house?

Aaron: It was late. I didn't want to bother anyone.

Holden: Well, on that bike, it's pretty hard not to.

Lily: So, was that you looking in our window?

Aaron: Did that freak you out?

Lily: The doorbell was right there. You could've used that doorbell.

Aaron: You guys looked busy.

Holden: Aaron, come on, you're my son. Our home is your home. So, you still haven't told us why you're here, driving all the way from Seattle on that bike. Was that okay with Caleb and Julie?

Aaron: They don't know.

Lily: You ran away? Well, they must be freaking out.

Aaron: Maybe.

Holden: But what about school?

Aaron: Quit.

Luke: Is everything okay?

Holden: Yeah, yeah. Everything's fine, buddy. Is Faith okay?

Luke: She's asleep. But you said I could come down here if I got lonely.

Lily: Yeah, of course, come on in. Come on in. Do you - you remember Aaron, don't you?

Luke: Kind of, not really.

Aaron: No biggie.

Luke: Wow! Is that yours?

Aaron: Yep.

Luke: Can I ride it sometime?

Aaron: Sure.

Lily: Well, we'll talk about that later on. Luke, why don't you go up and tell Faith that you're going home with us tonight.

Emma: Oh, Lily, why don't - why don't you let the children stay here? I mean, you know, that way, Holden can have some time with Aaron. Okay? How do you feel about that, sweetie, okay?

Luke: Sure. Aaron can sleep in my room at home.

Aaron: I've got a sleeping bag. Why don't I just stay here in the barn?

Holden: No way. You're coming back with us. It's been awhile. We've got some catching up to do. I'll tell you what, why don't you just leave the bike and you can come back with Lily and me.

Aaron: No. I'd rather ride over.

Emma: Well, you come over tomorrow now. I'll have your chocolate cake - that chocolate cake, your favorite one, ready for you.

Aaron: For breakfast?

Emma: For breakfast? Sure. Ice cream, too.

Aaron: Come on, Luke. Let me show you how to start this thing.

Luke: Cool.

Lily: You know, I'll be up there in one minute. One minute.

Luke: Okay.

Lily: 60 seconds. I'll be right -

Lily: Does this seem odd to anybody else?

Emma: Oh, absolutely. Leaving school in the middle of the year and not telling anyone that he's gone.

Holden: Poor Caleb. Probably doesn't even know where Aaron is.

Jack: I was at the graveyard when they unloaded another casket. I had to look inside it.

Rose: You thought it was Carly?

Jack: I was praying it wasn't. When I opened the lid, I found a very old woman. I took a closer look and I recognized Libby from the picture in the locket that she gave you.

Rose: Poor woman. She got killed saving my life.

Jack: Rose, you don't know that.

Rose: It's not a huge leap. She either died because Weston found out that she was helping me or some treatment that they were giving her. I promised her I would go back and help her, even though she told me it was too late. We gotta go back there. There's not much time.

Jack: We have police heading the case over there in Europe. Let them do their jobs. You have been through enough of an ordeal.

Rose: No, I'm fine.

Jack: What, were you going to lie to me now? Hear me out on this. I've been to the same place you are right now. I know what it's like to be held against your will. You feel like all you need to do is go back, you can fix it somehow. But you can't do that, Rose. You have to deal with what happened to you. And you can't do that by running off half-cocked trying to find an enemy who's, obviously, gone underground. These are people are ruthless, Rose. Don't risk your life.

Rose: At least I have a life.

Jack: And don't do that to yourself either. Don't blame yourself for surviving. You're the one who kept my hope alive thinking that Carly will survive. Stay home, please.

Rose: You know, what you said makes sense. Very - very good advice.

Jack: Take your time. I'll be out front.

Rose: Very good advice - that I can't take. Hey, Matt. Look, it's Rose. What's Lucinda doing with her jet today? I need to go to Switzerland.

Lucinda: Yes, tonight. Tonight. I'm leaving tonight. My pilot will file the flight plan - thank you - shortly. All right.

James: Ah, Lucinda, you're the most efficient woman I have ever known. You get your way even more often than I do.

Lucinda: No. If I got my way, you'd be six foot under.

James: Well, look, darling, before we fly off into the night sky, I wish you'd rub my shoulder right here. You know, it's very hard on the body having to lie perfectly still for hours and hours. This one right over here.

Craig: I'm gonna go out back and check on the service elevator. Be ready to leave when I get back.

James: Good. No, no, this one. This one. I remember one of the most appealing things about you were your fingers. The magic you could work with your hands. Yes, that's good. That right there, that's it. Yeah, that's good.

James: Once is quite enough, Lucinda. Now, listen -

[Lucinda laughs]

James: Hide all the sharp objects, Montgomery. She's getting belligerent.

Lucinda: Yeah. Yes.

James: Listen, you can't kill me, because if you kill me, what's gonna happen to Emily and Carly, and not to mention Rose? So you are forced to keep me alive. How does that make you feel, huh?

Lucinda: You just enjoy yourself whilst you can, James.

James: Oh, I plan to. Don't you worry about it.

Craig: You two getting reconnected?

James: Yeah. How're we doing?

Craig: The car's downstairs by the service entrance. Let's go.

James: Great. Let me make one thing clear to both of you - you don't alert any authorities. You don't call the airport, none of your security people.

Lucinda: All right, all right, James. We got it. We got it.

James: Good. I hope you do. 'Cause listen, if anybody tries to stop me, I'll kill 'em. After you, my dear.

Craig: Come on.

Rose: I don't get it, matt. What is Ms. Walsh using the jet for? Oh, of all the rotten luck. Where's she going? You know what? Never mind. Never mind. That'll take too long. I'll find out myself.

Katie: Oh! Maybe I don't want to know why Simon had Dahlia's keys because I don't want to hear him tell me that she set them in his bag to set him up.

Isaac: Well, maybe that's the truth.

Katie: Yeah, well, how am I ever going to know for sure?

Isaac: There's another way you could find out. You could test him.

Katie: How?

Isaac: Let's say it's a foregone conclusion that Dahlia planted the keys in the bag.

Katie: Okay.

Isaac: Okay. Then if it's a setup, the only question is, what will Simon want to do in response?

Katie: Right. So I ask him what he wants to do about the keys instead of asking him, "Where did you get these?"

Isaac: Exactly. See, I don't think Simon has anything to hide. I'm sure he'll probably say, "You know what? Let take the keys to Margo as soon as possible."

Katie: And what if he doesn't?

Isaac: Why is it that I trust your husband more than you do?

Katie: Well, you're not married to him. Simon has his secrets.

Simon: Katie? I've been looking all over for you. Hey, Isaac.

Isaac: Hey. I've got some things to take care of.

Simon: Okay. How're you doing?

Katie: Not good. Actually, you know what? I should just cut to the chase. Recognize these?

Simon: Well, judging from what the logo says - Crimson Dahlia - they must be Dahlia's car keys.

Katie: Right. I was looking for matches in your bag, and I found them. What I'm dying to know is how they got there?

Simon: Well, Dahlia's good, I'll give her that. Look, she must have planted them there, right?

Katie: Right, to set you up.

Simon: You act like you knew I was gonna say that.

Katie: Well, I did, and I think that you're right. Dahlia's probably off laughing somewhere, thinking about how she set you up for her disappearance.

Simon: Exactly. Exactly, right.

Katie: Exactly. So what do we do with the keys? Margo's been really cool about this. We should probably just turn them into her.

Simon: No way. No way. Not on your life.

Holden: Caleb, I am not blaming you for anything. I'm just trying to figure out what's going on out there.

Holden: I am listening. I am listening, but I'm just not understanding what you're trying to say to me here. I see, yes. He seems fine. No, I know. Look, I feel for you and Julie. I mean, you have been raising Aaron. He's your son, too. He's upstairs. He's taking a shower. No, I don't think that's a very good idea. Why don't I just have him call you in the morning? Okay. Fine. Talk to you later.

Lily: Wow, that sounded tense. What did he say?

Holden: You know Caleb. "I didn't misplace your son like a set of keys, Holden."

Lily: They must have been worried sick.

Holden: They had the Seattle Police involved. They had no idea what happened to him.

Lily: They had no indication that he was gonna take off like that?

Holden: All they knew was that he traded in his old pick-up for a motorcycle. And the next day, the motorcycle and Aaron were gone. Something is going on out there.

Lily: What? Like what do you think?

Holden: I don't know, tension within the family? Caleb, he wouldn't be specific.

Lily: There must be some reason why he left.

Holden: Yeah, well, you know Caleb and Aaron the angry teenager. You put those two up against each other-

Lily: Yes, power struggle.

Holden: Exactly.

Lily: How old is Aaron now?

Holden: 17.

Lily: 17. Wow, that's a very - very difficult age. You don't know who you are, you don't know where you're going. It makes perfect sense that he would want a connection with you right now.

Holden: I have to admit, that thought crossed my mind, and I am suffering the guilt of the biological father here. Aaron was supposed to come and spend some time with us last summer.

Lily: Yes, but we got entangled on a family trip to Malta.

Holden: Right. It's not that it was our fault.

Lily: No.

Holden: But the truth of the matter is, I haven't been much of a presence in Aaron's life, and I think it's probably time I made up for that.

Lily: He might be here to collect that right now.

Holden: Yeah, well, he picked a heck of a time to show up, especially when we're dealing with all this stuff with Abigail's trial.

Lily: You know what I think? I think your heart is big enough to shower all your children with plenty of love.

Holden: Even if Abigail weren't here, he cannot stay here right now. Caleb and Julie want him home. A kid can't just run away from home, drop out of school and be out on the open road.

Lily: No, you mean no child of yours can do that. He's your son. He's part of your family. This visit is-he's your family. It's unauthorized, but it's okay.

Holden: What are you, a lawyer? Am I going to get any back-up on this?

Lily: I'll give you plenty of backup from me. But he's 17 years old, and that's very difficult. I understand that it's hard. And a bond between a father and son, it's - it's very strong. And it may be unconscious to Aaron, but he feels it. Why else would he be here?

Holden: He's gonna stay here for a brief time, and then I am putting him back on a plane to Seattle.

Lily: You're not gonna make many points with him if you do that.

Holden: He has to go home. He has to go home to Caleb and Julie. He has to deal with his problems. Then if he wants to come back here some other time, go to college, he can do that.

Lily: No, I wouldn't wait to tell him before he gets really settled in here.

Holden: Speaking of waiting, you were going to tell me something? "It's been in the back of my mind."

Aaron: Anyone seen my clothes?

Lily: Yes. I put them in the washing machine with a box of detergent.

Aaron: Thanks. They needed that.

Lily: Yes, good.

Aaron: So do you have anything I could wear?

Lily: Yeah, I'll get you something of Holden's.

Aaron: Cool.

Holden: Ah, wait - there's something that we need to discuss.

Aaron: I was waiting for that.

Holden: Listen, I spoke to Caleb, and he said that things weren't so great at home.

Aaron: Not really.

Holden: Well, sometimes you encounter a rough patch every now and then.

Lily: Yeah, that happens sometimes.

Holden: But that still doesn't mean that you can run away from home. I just have to tell you that you can't stay here for very long. It's not that we don't want you here. It's just that I don't think that you should be running away from Caleb and Julie, hopping on a motorcycle, quitting school, driving cross-country. It's just not cool.

Aaron: Not even the cross-country part?

Holden: Well, that's cool probably ten years from now when you're telling your friend. But you shouldn't run away from your problems. So I have to send you back home.

Aaron: No.

Holden: Aaron, you really don't have much choice in the matter.

Aaron: Why, because I can't stay here with you? I don't have to stay here with you.

Holden: You need to go home with Caleb and Julie, because they're still responsible for you.

Aaron: You can take my bike, put me on a bus, plane, whatever. I'm not going back to Seattle.

Katie: I don't get it, Simon. Why wouldn't you want to turn the keys into Margo?

Simon: Because I want to handle this.

Katie: Yeah, but we need to -

Simon: No, I don't want - I don't want the police involved.

Katie: Why not?

Simon: All right, look, Dahlia is having us on, okay? She knows that the police are gonna have to investigate any suspicious disappearance. She also knows that on the face of it, the police might think that there's no good reason that I should have those car keys, all right? If the law gets involved now and this whole thing explodes into a huge mess, and I'm the fall guy. It's gonna get totally out of control.

Katie: Okay.

Simon: Okay. So can I have them? Are you all right?

Katie: What are you going to do with them?

Simon: I'm gonna make them disappear. Thank you.

Katie: For what?

Simon: For trusting me.

Isaac: Well, that looked good. Nice kiss at the end. Our boy passed the test, didn't he?

Katie: It wasn't a very good test to begin with. I mean, I don't know what it really was going to tell me.

Isaac: Nothing you didn't already know, I'm sure.

Margo: Okay, you can lock her up now. Maybe a change of scenery will help loosen up some of those long forgotten memories.

Brandy: How many times do I have to tell you? There's nothing to remember. And you can't lock me up. That's outrageous. Not for a harmless prank.

Margo: I am locking you up until you're ready to turn over whoever put you up to this "harmless prank," as you put it.

Brandy: Look, it was a bet! College is full of stuff like this!

Margo: All right, tell it to the judge at your arraignment, huh?

Jack: Margo?

Brandy: I want a lawyer.

Jack: And I wanna work.

Brandy: I want my phone call!

Margo: What's up?

Jack: Bad news. I've been trying to figure out Craig's next move. I think he's responsible for the stunt with brandy at the hospital so Stenbeck could escape.

Margo: Craig is working for Stenbeck now?

Jack: You look horrified, not surprised.

Margo: Well, are you?

Jack: If Craig is helping Stenbeck, he's got to have a specific reason.

Margo: Yeah, Carly.

Jack: Which means it's a very strong possibility that he could screw this whole thing up. We better pray that he doesn't get Carly and Emily killed.

Margo: Where do you - where do you think he is now?

Jack: I have no idea, but I know Lucinda's involved.

Margo: Luc - could we get a normal case here? How is Lucinda involved?

Jack: I just found her at Craig's place.

Margo: Well, isn't that interesting? Without Craig there? And what was her explanation for that?

Jack: It was all baloney, but I put a tail on her. If she's up to anything, we'll find out.

Rose: Hello? Ms. Walsh? Captain Wesley? Anybody home?

James: Welcome aboard. It's your captain speaking.

Rose: I could kill you for what you did to my friends. Oh, I'm gonna kill you!

Announcer: James Stenbeck has a knack for making enemies.

Rose: You come near me, I swear you'll see more stars than a surgeon in Beverly Hills.

Announcer: So never let your guard down.

Craig: If you interfere here, you may be costing Carly and Emily their lives.

Announcer: And never turn your back.

James: The clock is ticking. My offer to deliver these ladies runs out very soon.

Announcer: Because this master manipulator always has the upper hand.

Jack: Stenbeck has drugs with him. You and Rose are in danger.

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