ATWT Transcript Thursday 4/11/02


As the World Turns Transcript Thursday 4/11/02

Provided by Linda
Proofread by Ebele

Simon: What's that?

Katie: What does it look like?

Simon: A-ha, I know what it is. What I want to know is where did you get it?

Katie: Well, I guess one woman's trash is another woman's treasure.

Simon: What? You went dumpster diving?

Katie: I'll explain later. In the meantime, I'm a little lonely over here on the couch all by myself.

Simon: Well, you don't have to ask twice. Ooh, is this why they call it a love-seat?

Katie: Yeah, just enough room for two.

Simon: Yeah, I guess we better christen it properly then.

Katie: No, I can't.

Simon: Sure you can.

Katie: I have to confess. Hey! I have to confess. My mother says it's good for the soul.

Simon: All right, body first, soul later.

Katie: No, stop I can't concentrate when you're doing that.

Simon: Well, that's the point.

Katie: It's about the keys.

Simon: Not the keys again.

Katie: Yes, the keys again.

Simon: Yeah, well, I thought we settled all that.

Katie: No, you settled it. I didn't. They were a big part of my test for you, Simon, and you failed miserably.

Luke: It's not fair!

Lily: Hey, what's wrong? Why aren't you at grandma's? What's going on? I thought you were looking forward to your sleep-over there.

Luke: Not anymore.

Lily: Why? When I asked you if you wanted to come home, you said no, you wanted to stay at grandma's.

Luke: What I want doesn't matter.

Lily: Oh, of course it does.

Luke: Nothing's the way I want it to be. I hate it!

Holden: You have to leave now -- tonight?

Aaron: Yeah.

Holden: I'm not trying to stop you. I mean -- I am trying to stop you.

Aaron: Like you want to.

Holden: I thought Seattle wasn't an option.

Aaron: Things change.

Holden: Fine, but you don't have to leave tonight. This bike -- it has many miles on it. I don't want you riding it tonight out in the dark.

Aaron: How do you think I got here?

Holden: You know, you're not making this very easy.

Aaron: Whatever.

Holden: Aaron, why the rush?

Aaron: Why not?

Holden: You have something to get back to? You have an appointment to keep? What?

Aaron: Maybe.

Holden: Look, there has been an awful lot of time and space between us. And I want to get to know you. I want to know about your school. I want to know what's going on with Caleb and Julie.

Aaron: I'll e-mail you.

Holden: I know that look, Aaron. I had that look. You got a million feelings bottled up inside. And you're either ready to explode, or you're scrambling to keep it all inside. What made you hop on that bike and drive all the way across country just to turn around and leave again?

Barbara: Hal, you just got out of the hospital. We don't need to do this now. You need to settle in.

Hal: Now, Barbara. We've put it off too long.

Barbara: You know how many times we've sat at this table?

Hal: More times than I can count.

Barbara: Waiting up for Jen --

Hal: Listening to Parker on the baby monitor.

Barbara: Hoping that he'd fall asleep.

Hal: So sure he'd cry himself sick.

Barbara: Then scared when he stopped. I feel like I've spent most of my life in this room.

Hal: Me, too. I wouldn't change a second of it.

Barbara: You wouldn't?

Hal: No regrets, Barbara. The angry words, the slammed doors -- I want it all behind us.

Barbara: I feel the same way. And now that you're home, you can recuperate, and we can get things back to normal again.

Hal: Normal? Since when do we do normal?

Barbara: Well, you know what I mean.

Hal: Yes, seeing Will put everything into focus for me.

Barbara: He looks more like you every day.

Hal: And just as grumpy in the morning.

Barbara: Until he's had his second cup of coffee. Hal, let me -- let me pitch in here until you're 100%, okay?

Hal: I -- I appreciate that, Barbara --

Barbara: Let me finish. Let me finish. I can -- I can be here. You can't possibly handle everything -- run this house and be here for Will and take care of your job --

Hal: I'll get there. I'll get there.

Barbara: But it'll take a while.

Hal: Just let me say this. Having you here -- it's important to Will, and that makes it important to me too.

Barbara: I'm so happy to hear you say that. It's been so long since I've felt needed, like I belonged somewhere.

Hal: Barbara -- Emily belongs here. Nothing you say and nothing you do is gonna change that.

James: Here's what I want, Jack. A simple exchange -- something you have access to for something I have access to.

Jack: Speak English. You give me Carly, I give you what?

James: Barbara.

[Jack laughs]

Jack: No deal, Steinbeck.

James: It's a fair deal, Jack.

Jack: Forget it.

James: No, no, no. Jack, hear me out. You deliver me one slightly damaged Barbara, and I will deliver you two beautiful young women. Tell you what, I'll throw in Emily in for free, which is more than she's worth.

Jack: There's not gonna be an exchange.

Craig: What exchange?

Jack: You're out of your mind.

Craig: What does he want, Jack?

Jack: Margo, shut him up.

Craig: Jack, what does he want?

James: Is that Montgomery? Conference him in.

Margo: Come on, let's go.

Craig: Forget it. I am not leaving.

James: I assume it was a smooth landing.

Jack: No thanks to you.

Margo: Come on, I'm not asking.

Craig: If he's working a deal, I want to hear what it is.

James: I had no idea Montgomery could fly. He's a real renaissance man.

Craig: I'm not leaving until I hear what he wants.

Jack: Margo, please.

James: Sounds like you all are having a soirée down there at the Police station.

Jack: Two people could have died in that plane. You left them unconscious, totally helpless.

James: Cut the drama, Jack.

Craig: Jack, what is he saying?

Margo: Come on, that's enough, Craig!

James: Put Montgomery on.

Jack: No.

James: Look, he's a savvy businessman. He knows value when he sees it.

Jack: We're talking about human lives.

Craig: Jack --

James: You're willing to sign Carly's death warrant so easily?

Jack: If you kill Carly --

Craig: I'll track you down myself you miserable, son of a pig!

Margo: Craig!

James: I have obviously called the wrong suitor. Montgomery will throw Barbara to the wolves for his lady love.

Jack: He has no idea that your offer even involves Barbara. We don't deal in human lives here.

Craig: He will! She's all yours!

Jack: Dammit, Craig --

Craig: Listen, Barbara put in with James a long time ago. That's the reason we're here.

Margo: You are not helping Carly! You're making things worse --

Craig: All right, why don't you get on the phone and tell him what to do.

Jack: Steinbeck, you still there?

James: Five --

Jack: What?

James: I wish we could work out these details in person -- four --

Jack: We'll work them out now.

James: Call you in the morning.

Jack: Okay, okay, let's assume I talk to Barbara --

James: In the morning, detective. Two --

Jack: And she goes for it --

James: One, you just ran out of time to trace this call. Bye-bye.

Jack: Steinbeck, wait -- Steinbeck! Dammit! We lost him.

Craig: Well, Jack, he would have stayed on, if you had taken the trade. It was win-win, but you blew it!

Jack: No, you blew it, Montgomery!

Simon: Please, Katie, no more tests, okay? I think it belittles both of us.

Katie: Yeah, I know. And I failed, too, okay? Maybe I've been reading too many of those magazines. You know, those quizzes -- "how to test if your love is loyal." "How to put zest to the test."

Simon: Look, those quizzes, they're -- they're not made for real people with real problems.

Katie: Yeah, I don't want real. Real is boring. Real is doing the laundry and scraping to get by. Give me perfection.

Simon: All right. So tell me -- how did I fail you?

Katie: I guess deep down, I just wanted you to give the keys to Margo.

Simon: I thought I explained that. I told you why --

Katie: Yes, I know, I know. We can investigate Dahlia better than the cops can.

Simon: Yeah, look -- at this point, the Police have one suspect, me. They've got an abandoned car. The missing woman's keys were found among my stuff. Tack on the fact that I got drunk and threatened this woman in front of a whole lot of people -- I mean, you do the math.

Katie: I know how they get.

Simon: No, I don't think you do. I think that you think that your love for me will make everyone believe that I couldn't hurt Dahlia.

Katie: You couldn't.

Simon: I know. What I'm trying to say is I think all of that will be lost on the law.

Katie: But not on me. I'm sorry. The test was a stupid idea. It's over, though, okay? I made a little mistake. I do believe in you. I believe in you with my whole heart.

Simon: Good. Good, I hope so. Because otherwise, you and me, we're in as bad shape as this old cottage.

Barbara: I'm not trying to take Emily's place. But Will is still my son, Hal.

Hal: Barbara, I thought I made it clear. I'm not denying that.

Barbara: I'm not going to be an absentee mother. I'm not going to be an absentee mother. I won't have him telling his guidance counselor that I'm dead. I'm going to be there for him. I'm going to be there for him all the time, Hal.

Hal: This goes beyond Will, Barbara. I see. I see the touches, the home-cooked meals, the little touches around the house.

Barbara: Is that a crime?

Hal: No, but I don't expect it, and I don't want you doing it.

Barbara: So you're still angry with me? You're angry because I left you for Craig?

Hal: It's not about anger. But it was no picnic. I fought like hell to put my life together and our kids' lives back together after you left.

Barbara: Then let -- let me make up for my mistakes.

Hal: I just don't want Will getting used to the sort of life that is never coming back.

Barbara: I don't want to delude Will. I don't.

Hal: Not consciously, Barbara. But I lived with it. I lived with it, Barbara. I lived with the damage. I did the homework. I gritted my teeth and told them that you were still number one with them. I told them that we were still a family and fought like hell to make them believe it. I tried like hell to put what was left of us back together. And after months of loneliness and self-doubt, when I finally found someone who made me believe that I could let myself love again, that's when you and -- Steinbeck ripped Emily out of my life. Now, you may be a part of Will's life, Barbara, but that is where it ends.

Barbara: Hal -- we still share other children.

Hal: Who deserve more than we have given them, Barbara. They deserve honesty. They deserve a home without a revolving door for their so-called parents. Now, you may see Will when it is convenient, but it is not a package deal. My life is here with Emily.

Barbara: I know that. I'm not a fool, Hal. There's just two things I want from you -- I want the chance to be a mother to our son again. And I want the opportunity, someday, to be your friend.

Hal: I'm not so sure I believe that, Barbara. And I don't think you do, either.

Jack: You broke the rhythm. You got Steinbeck's head back on the trace and off the deal.

Craig: He wouldn't have hung up on me, Jack.

Jack: I had him. I was this close until he heard you go off.

Craig: He's in control! Give him what he wants! Give him Barbara!

Jack: No, this isn't up for a vote. Don't you get that?

Craig: Personally, I think he's too good for her.

Margo: Jack, when is he gonna call back?

Jack: In the morning, to arrange the switch.

Craig: Well, do it!

Jack: I don't take orders from you!

Craig: He's willing to release both Carly and Emily.

Jack: Just because that's what he said doesn't mean that's what he'll do.

Craig: And we have options?

Jack: Yes, we do. Margo, arrest him.

Craig: For what?! For making sense?

Jack: For obstructing justice.

Craig: Jack, he has nothing to lose, and Barbara's the only one with any leverage here!

Paul: Jack, what's going on?

Craig: Papa Frankenstein called. He wants his bride back.

Katie: This cottage will be around forever. Just like us.

Simon: Not unless those gifts over there have a new roof and some pretty decent plumbing.

Katie: I do have faith in you. I just can't blindly accept everything you do.

Simon: Yeah, and I don't expect you to. You know that.

Katie: And you have good reasons. And your reasons are my reasons, whatever they are. So, from now on, whatever you say goes.

Simon: Okay. Who are you, and what have you done to my wife?

Katie: I mean it. No more doubts, okay?

Simon: Good.

Katie: I love you.

Simon: I love you, too.

Katie: Now, would you like to hear about our new love-seat?

Simon: Absolutely. Tell me everything.

Katie: Okay. Well, I found it on Lakeview Road.

Simon: Ooh, nice. Upper-class trash.

Katie: Yeah, there wasn't even anything that wrong with it. So I tipped the garbage man 20 bucks, and he brought it over here.

Simon: Right, and how much did you tip him to re-upholster it?

Katie: Nothing. I did it. I got some discontinued fabric --

Simon: And a crash course in sewing.

Katie: Oh, who are you kidding? Nobody sews anymore. I did this all with a hot glue gun. Want to see?

Simon: Problem?

Katie: Ah. No, no problem.

Simon: Yeah, right. Katie -- what type of glue did you use?

Katie: The super kind.

Simon: Yeah.

Lily: Look, I don't understand. Why are you so upset?

Luke: I have nobody around to talk to -- about important stuff.

Lily: Yeah, of course you -- sit down. Come here. Sit down. Yes, you have plenty of people around to talk to. What do you mean? You have grandma, Emma. And you have me, and you have Rose.

Luke: It's not the same.

Lily: Is it Rose? Are you scared about what happened to her?

Luke: No.

Lily: Because she's gonna be fine.

Luke: She's a girl, and so is Faith and Abigail. And you and grandma. Dad's a guy, but he's been so busy.

Lily: I know. You have a lot of guy friends, though, don't you?

Luke: But I don't have a brother.

Lily: Is that what this is about, a brother? You want a brother? You might get your wish.

Luke: Really?

Lily: Yes. Our family is growing.

Luke: All right! Aaron's staying! Thanks, mom! You're the best!

Lily: No, no, no. See, that's not --

Luke: He's the coolest. Can I ride on the back of his bike one day? I'll wear my helmet!

Lily: You don't know -- you don't understand -- that's not what I meant.

Luke: But you said --

Lily: I wasn't -- I wasn't talking about Aaron, honey.

Luke: Why don't you like him? Why are you making him leave?!

Barbara: I'm sorry you think that I'm trying to fool you or myself, but I'm here tonight because of Will. And I will continue to come here because of him. I'm not going to let him go, Hal. I won't. I want to be his mother again.

Hal: Well, Will needs a lot more than he's been given recently. Paul says his grades are a mess.

Barbara: I know. And I heard that he quit his baseball team.

Hal: Mm-hmm, that's true. And he doesn't seem to be interested in anything but those damn video games.

Barbara: We can get through this, Hal. We've dealt with crises before.

Hal: Well, that's true. We did survive the chicken pox, didn't we?

Barbara: First crushes --

Hal: Missed curfews --

Barbara: We can get through this.

Hal: I supposed that friendships have been based on less.

Barbara: I know I have disappointed you in more ways than I could count, but I have never lost my respect or affection for you.

Hal: So this is the easy part. What do we do when Emily gets home?

Barbara: I'll learn to live with a new arrangement.

Hal: And I will try to get past the past.

Barbara: Well, I'll see if Will's clothes are all dry, and then I'll go home.

Hal: No, stay. You can take Will to school in the morning as you planned.

Barbara: Are you sure?

Hal: Yes. Listen, I'm beat. I'm gonna turn in.

Barbara: You're right. We did need to talk.

Hal: Good night, Barbara.

Paul: What's he talking about?

Margo: James wants to set up an exchange.

Jack: Barbara for Carly and Emily.

Paul: Mom told me James escaped from the hospital.

Jack: Yeah, and he had his own private ambulance service, right, Craig?

Craig: Jack, you can hurt yourself jumping up on that high horse.

Paul: Whoa, whoa, whoa. You helped him?

Craig: Yes.

Jack: He had some girl fake a seizure.

Margo: It was to set up, a distraction so that he and James could get out of the hospital unnoticed.

Paul: Why?

Craig: Daddy said if he didn't meet Dr. Townes at a certain time, he would kill Carly and Emily. We had Lucinda's jet all juiced up and ready to go when you squeeze crashed the party.

Paul: Whoa, whoa -- Rose?

Craig: Yeah, she insisted on coming. She was the only one that could I.D. Townes --

Paul: Hey, hey, shut up. Is Rose all right?

Craig: Yeah, once the ether wore off.

Jack: Steinbeck drugged them, parachuted to bail out and left them to die.

Craig: Yeah, luckily, I woke up in time to land the plane.

Paul: Margo, are you sure Rose is okay?

Margo: Yes, I've seen her. She's fine, Paul.

Paul: Okay, has there been a search for James? Did you trace his call?

Jack: Yeah, we tried, but he didn't stay on the line long enough. He'll call back tomorrow morning.

Craig: Yeah, to make the switch. Now, why don't you talk to your mother? She got us into this mess. If she really wants to redeem herself, maybe she can get us out of it.

Paul: Look, I don't care what James promised you, he's not gonna hand over Emily and Carly.

Craig: Now what if this was Rose? Would you talk to your mother?

Jack: Shut up, Craig.

Craig: Wake up and smell the bait, Paul. Give your mother a chance to really be good for something.

Paul: You let that psychopath go, and now you want my mother to clean up your mess.

Craig: This "mess" was started by your mother and your psychopath father.

Paul: What if Emily and Carly are already dead?

Jack: Carly is alive. We heard from her.

Paul: When? Wait, are you sure it was her? I mean, the man faked a coma, I'm sure it's not hard to fake a voice.

Craig: It was Carly. And we have to do what we can to get her back.

Paul: It won't work, Craig. James will take my mother, and Jack will never see Carly again.

Craig: Gee, I'll risk it.

Jack: Gee, it's a shame it's not your call.

Craig: And whose call is it, Jack? Who's gonna put it on the line -- you? Paul?

Margo: You guys, listen -- there are ways that hostage situations are handled. This will never get clearance.

Craig: Clearance?! What is it? Paperwork? Permission? What kind of permission did Barbara have to make those women disappear? And these women should die so you don't get your hands slapped?! Listen to yourselves! You know what's going on here! You know what's right! So let's do it!

Paul: He's right, Jack. We have to get my mother to make the switch.

Holden: Well, that should do it. The carburetor just needed a little adjusting. That's all.

Aaron: Thanks.

Holden: I'm sorry that things have been kind of crazy around here.

Aaron: No problem.

Holden: But it's been good to have you around. It's been good to see you. I missed you.

Aaron: Next time I'll warn you.

Holden: You don't need to warn me. And all that stuff that happened with Lily --

Aaron: It's cool. I'm fine.

Holden: Well, the truth of the matter is, a lot of things have been happening here. I don't even want to go into it, 'cause if I do, my brain's just gonna explode -- but if we got off on the wrong foot, that's why.

Aaron: I get it. It's nuclear around here -- you got two rug rats -- a big house --

Holden: It's not that we don't want you here though, you know that? Listen, don't go back to Seattle. I know things aren't so great for you there right now.

Aaron: Seattle isn't the problem.

Holden: Well, whatever the problem is, why don't you just stick around and try to work some things out?

Aaron: Another time.

Holden: Aaron, I'm here to help you. You got to let me in, though.

Aaron: You don't need me messing up your life. You have a real family. Don't sweat it.

Lily: I'm stumped. How am I making Aaron leave?

Luke: Forget it.

Emma: Well, Faith went down without a beat. You should be thinking about doing the same thing young man, it's getting awfully late.

Lily: Yes, I know -- I was gonna tell him some thing -- listen, some good news.

Luke: I already know.

Lily: You don't know. You think you know, but you don't know. I think grandma should know, too. Your father and I are having another baby.

Emma: Lily, oh, sweetheart, oh, that's wonderful.

Lily: Thank you.

Emma: Oh, I'm so happy. Holden must be thrilled, yes?

Lily: Of course he's thrilled. He's absolutely thrilled.

Emma: So much at once.

Lily: I know. This is a crazy time -- with Abigail's trial and everything. But we need a little hope in our life.

Emma: Yes, it is what our family needs.

Lily: So what do you think?

Luke: Is it a boy?

Lily: We don't know that yet.

Luke: Did you tell Aaron yet?

Lily: No.

Luke: I bet he's leaving back to Seattle because you wanted the baby.

Lily: I told -- I did -- Aaron doesn't know. I just told you that.

Emma: Maybe he overheard, Lily.

Lily: I don't know.

Luke: I wish he would stay here. I don't think he's going to.

Lily: He is pretty cool, huh? Did I ever tell you that I always wanted a big brother?

Luke: One with a motorcycle?

Lily: Yes, especially one with a motorcycle.

Luke: Somebody who doesn't treat you like a little kid.

Lily: Yes. I want you to put your coat on. We're going to tell your big brother to stay here in town.

Luke: You mean it?

Lily: We better hurry up! Put your coat on. Hurry up, hurry up before he changes his mind and leaves.

Emma: Okay, I'll stay with Faith.

Lily: Thank you.

Luke: Mom, babies are pretty cool, too. Maybe I'll have two brothers.

Lily: Maybe. Maybe. Come on.

Simon: All right, Katie, where are the scissors? Where are the scissors?

Katie: No, you are not cutting my love-seat!

Simon: Well, I'm open to suggestions at this point.

Katie: Okay, we will get some hot water and we will soften the glue.

Simon: And -- and how are we gonna get to the water?

Katie: We'll figure out something. We always do.

Simon: And if we do? If we do? No more craft shows for you from now on. You are banned.

Katie: All right, fine. We'll just take our clothes off?

Simon: With one arm?

Katie: Yeah, it's more than we had in Malta.

Simon: Okay. Well, I guess my wife is pretty flexible.

Katie: Mm-hmm. It's all that working out. Now don't you move.

Simon: Like I have a choice.

[Katie laughs]

Katie: Nice, see. We're getting somewhere.

Holden: I know that I should be better at this. I should know the rules, right? I should be able to read your mind, I should know exactly what's going on in that head of yours.

Aaron: There's nothing going on.

Holden: Yeah. Well, the fact of the matter is, as parents, we just -- we get dumber as you kids get older.

Aaron: I got to go.

Holden: Just listen to what I have to say. I know that when you first got here, it wasn't the welcome that you expected. But like I said, there are a lot of things going on here. But it was never you.

Aaron: Okay.

Holden: "Okay" doesn't give me an answer. "Okay" doesn't tell me what's going on. What do you want to do? Do you want to go? Do you want to stay? Did you have problems with your friends at school? Do you hate where you live? Talk to me here.

Aaron: You can't help.

Holden: I talked to Caleb.

Aaron: Great.

Holden: Listen, I know that things are tough at home for you. But you have to understand something, Caleb loves you as much as I do.

Aaron: Brothers unite.

Holden: Whatever the problem is, it doesn't have to get worse. But you can't shut people out. Because if you try to fix the problem, sometimes the fix becomes worse than the actual problem itself.

Aaron: I'll handle it.

Holden: Yeah, well, that's what my daughter Abigail said. She said that she could handle it, too. And now she's on trial for murdering a man.

Aaron: No way.

Holden: This guy was scum. We all knew it. And we tried to tell her. But you know what she did? She shut us all out. And when she did that, everything just started to spiral downward.

Aaron: She's on trial for murder?

Holden: Yeah. But she didn't do it. And I don't believe that she's gonna be convicted. But my point is -- we tried to reach out to her, we tried to tell her what was going on. But she wouldn't listen to us. And everything just turned to be one big disaster.

Aaron: I had no idea. Man, then I show up.

Holden: You couldn't have known, Aaron.

Aaron: Figures nobody told me.

Holden: Yeah, well, there's nothing that you could have done to change it.

Aaron: I can do something now. I can get out of your way.

Holden: You're not in the way.

Aaron: Don't worry. I can take care of myself. You don't need the hassle anymore than I need you ragging me.

Lily: Well, maybe you don't need us. But did you ever think that maybe we need you, Aaron? Please, I want you to stay.

Paul: I hate agreeing with Craig on anything, but he's -- he's right about this.

Jack: Where is he, anyway, Margo?

Margo: Using my phone to call Lucy.

Paul: But it's not our decision. It's my mother's.

Jack: Yeah, and if she says yes, are you gonna be okay with that?

Paul: Yeah. I mean, Craig nailed it. If it were Rose, I wouldn't think twice about it. But I don't want my mother hurt, Jack.

Jack: No, of course not. Of course you don't. I don't either. That's why we have to set up a sting, we can get Barbara out as soon as we know the other two are safe.

Margo: You know, we'd better start mapping some sort of strategy out. We're losing time.

Jack: If we use Barbara, I'll talk to her. But first, we got to come up with something that makes Steinbeck believe that he's gonna get what he wants. And I say we give him exactly what he's looking for -- no stalls and we do it by the book. Let's see how serious he is.

Paul: How?

Jack: First, we get Craig out of here. I don't want him anywhere near this place while we're working out the details.

Paul: What you got in mind, Jack?

Margo: Craig, time to pack up your decoder ring. Jack, he's gone.

Jack: Well, that's just great. The last thing we need is Craig going vigilante again.

[Knock on door]

Barbara: What are you doing here?

Craig: I don't have time for your usual unpleasantries, Barbara. I need your help. And I need it now.

Aaron: You don't have to say that.

Lily: I mean it.

Aaron: Why?

Lily: Because you're an important part of this family.

Luke: Don't go, please!

Lily: And I also found out that you are way cool. I don't have a lot of experiences with teenagers, but if you give me a chance, I would like to get to know you better.

Aaron: It doesn't matter. I got to go anyway.

Luke: But we're having a baby!

Holden: Excuse me? How did you find out about that?

Lily: You know there's no secrets in our house. You don't look surprised, Aaron.

Holden: What am I missing here?

Lily: Our children are very well-informed.

Aaron: Just send me some pictures, okay?

Luke: Aaron, come on.

Aaron: I'll be back, buddy.

Luke: When?

Aaron: I don't know.

Lily: Aaron, please. Just give us a chance. Don't leave tonight. Why don't you stay and we can talk tomorrow?

Luke: Yeah, stay. Please?

Holden: Aaron, face it. It's unanimous. We all want you to stay. You're outnumbered here.

Katie: I'm sure Martha Stewart never had so much fun with glue.

Simon: Please, that is a visual I don't need right now.

Katie: Oh, I saw another episode on refinishing floors.

Simon: No, no listen to me -- you, a sander and varnish -- no way, forget it.

Katie: No?

Simon: That doesn't mix.

Katie: Whatever.

Simon: Will you do me a favor, please? Promise me no more tests.

Katie: Okay. Well -- maybe just the kind that turn pink or blue.

Simon: Oh, no. No. Are you trying to tell me something?

Katie: No! Don't be so suspicious.

Simon: Well, you do have a habit of springing these things on me, you know.

Katie: Well, no, no, that was old, insecure Katie. This is new, confident Katie. I'm a changed woman -- and whatever happened to Dahlia, we had nothing to do with.

Simon: Do me a favor.

Katie: Another one?

Simon: Mm-hmm. Don't change too much.

Katie: You know what? I can make some beautiful curtains with this drop cloth.

Simon: Yeah, well, lucky, we've got a better use for it right now.

Katie: That's true. We're going to live happily ever after here, aren't we?

Simon: In this place, yeah, I think anything is possible.

Margo: I know, baby, I miss you too. But I just -- I don't know what time I'm gonna get home tonight, so keep my side of the bed warm.

Grady: Nighty-night, Tom.

Margo: Oh, Tom, Grady says nighty-night.

[Margo chuckles] yeah, okay, I'll tell him. Bye. What do ya got?

Grady: The labs are back on Dahlia Ventura's car.

Margo: Oh. Great, just great. Great.

Jack: Well, I can't give you any guarantees, Paul.

Paul: Not asking for any.

Jack: Steinbeck stacks the deck. Except for that phone call, we have no real proof that Emily and Carly are still alive. Even giving up Barbara might not be what he really wants.

Paul: All right, what can I do?

Jack: Leave what you heard tonight here. No glory plays -- it's all I can do to keep Craig from getting himself killed. And make sure that Rose doesn't pull any more stunts.

Paul: She won't.

Jack: Good. I'll let you know how it goes.

Paul: All right. Good night, Jack. Thanks.

Jack: For what?

Paul: For not making me guilty by reason of heredity.

Jack: Hey, family, man, you can't pick 'em.

Paul: You got that right.

Jack: What you got?

Margo: It's a lab report on Dahlia Ventura's car, blood traces found. And just when you think things can't get any worse, they do. So is Paul gonna go along with whatever you got planned for Steinbeck?

Jack: Yeah. How does a decent guy end up with a father like that?

Margo: I don't know. I guess somebody jumped in the gene pool when the lifeguard wasn't looking.

Jack: That's a good one, Hughes.

Margo: Why should Craig get all the good lines?

Jack: Speaking of Craig, what do you think the odds are that your brother went back to his penthouse like a good little egomaniac?

Margo: Slim to none. My money's on none.

Craig: So I see everything old is new again. I assume Hal and Will are snuggled upstairs.

Barbara: You keep your voice down. I don't want them hearing you.

Craig: Then cooperate.

Barbara: What do you want, Craig?

Craig: You. James Steinbeck says he'll hand over Carly and Emily in exchange for your -- special companionship.

Barbara: I don't believe you.

Craig: He's calling Jack Snyder in the morning to arrange the switch.

Barbara: I won't do this.

Craig: No is not an option, Barbara. He will kill Carly and Emily.

Barbara: I didn't mean for this to happen, Craig.

[Craig laughs]

Craig: Oh, please. Save that for your minister.

Barbara: I can't leave here now.

Craig: Oh, so you're trading gothic for domestic, flying around here with your muffins? You're not a bit sorry for what you've done?

Barbara: You're wrong!

Craig: Well, prove it. Undo the damage.

Barbara: You don't know what you're asking.

Craig: All down to the catch in your voice.

Barbara: James wants me dead.

Craig: No, I think he wants you alive. But there's only one way to find out.

Barbara: My son needs me. I'm not going to leave Will.

Craig: Why don't you tell that to Daniel and Parker. You always were a selfish opportunist. That's why it was so easy to get you in my bed.

Barbara: Get out!

Craig: Next time Will says, "I love you, Mommy," he smiles at you, you feel his arms around your neck, why don't you think of those two little boys who will never know that again. You think of children with mothers dead before their time and of men like James Steinbeck who survive. And then do it all over again whenever they feel like it.

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