ATWT Transcript Tuesday 5/21/02


As The World Turns Transcript Tuesday 5/21/02

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Katie: Simon, it's not here. What if Dahlia has it? Oh, my God. What if she's inside right now, and she just left?

Simon: Hey, hey, slow down, okay? It's all right. No need to panic. Here it is, safe and sound. I thought our little vacation was supposed to chill you out a bit.

Katie: Our time away was heaven. And there was nothing chilly about it.

Simon: I know. I don't think I'll ever look at maple syrup the same way ever again.

Katie: I hate this.

Simon: What?

Katie: Our beautiful home has been invaded. How dare Dahlia put a bug in our house. How dare she try to listen to everything that we say, every specific, private conversation. I just hate the thought of her being in these woods and -- watching us.

Simon: I know. I know how you feel. When we left the hotel, I was wondering why we were even bothering to come back here?

Katie: Well, you know the answer to that. 'Cause tonight, we're putting an end to all of this.

Carly: No. No. No more. Please!

Jack: Carly?

Carly: Please, my face. Can't stand it!

Jack: Honey, you're safe.

Carly: No!

Jack: You're lying --

Carly: No, I can't! I won't! I can't --

Jack: Carly, honey. Hey. It's okay. Everything is -- everything's okay.

Carly: Oh, it was a dream. Thank God.

Jack: Yes, it was. You're safe now. Hey.

Carly: I was at the spa. And Weston was there, and he was wrapping me in that gauze.

Jack: Here, give me your hands. Give me your hands. Right there. Huh? What do you feel?

Carly: My face.

Jack: Right.

Carly: My skin. My age-appropriate skin.

Jack: That's correct. And you are going to get old for a very, very long time. And when you do, I'll be right there alongside you -- going bald.

[Laughing] I'm glad that's funny.

Carly: Thank you. I needed that. I guess I'm just on overload after last night.

Jack: Oh, gee. You think?

Carly: Oh, I don't know -- getting my old face back. Making an entrance at Jake's memorial. Nothing to get too excited about.

Jack: You left out catching Rosanna at Craig's wearing next to nothing.

Carly: And that freaked me out. I have to say, the thought of them together --

Jack: You know, not on an empty stomach. Please.

Carly: Sorry.

Jack: Hey. You know, does it really matter what Craig and Rosanna do with, or to, each other?

Carly: It could. Rosanna is looking for a way to hurt me, Jack. And knowing her, she'll find one, eventually.

Rosanna: Hi. This'll just take a moment. I just wanted to, you know, clear the air about last night.

Craig: Is that possible?

Rosanna: I don't understand why you're so mad at me.

Craig: Well, Carly came all the way over here to apologize, and right in the middle of it, you had to come prancing out, wearing practically nothing.

Rosanna: You didn't find the littlest bit of humor in that?

Craig: Well, sure. But it was also malicious. It was devious --

Rosanna: It was a whim! It was a moment of madness. I thought you liked that in a woman.

Craig: I do. But I also don't like being used in that way.

Rosanna: All right. I apologize. And I promise, in future, to remain fully clothed in your presence at all times.

[Craig chuckles]

Lucy: Oh, hi, Ms. Cabot. Is this a bad time?

Craig: No. For you, there is no such thing. A little late, huh?

Lucy: I stopped off at grandmother's to pick up my riding boots.

Craig: Yeah?

Lucy: Would it be better if I went into my room?

Craig: No, no. Rosanna was just leaving.

Rosanna: Yes, yes, I was. Well, this has been super-duper fun as always, and try not to worry about that little incident. It won't be a problem.

Craig: Why, are you going to fix it?

Rosanna: Yes. Will tonight be soon enough? Bye, Lucy.

Jack: Parker upstairs? I like to check in with him when I get home.

Carly: No. Actually, he had a play date after school.

Jack: Really?

Carly: With some kid named Barry I didn't even know he was friends with. I'm completely out of touch with his life.

Jack: Oh, come on, Carly. How could you be in touch with his life? You -- you were kidnapped. Your life was in danger. Your appearance was changed. You can't just bounce back from --

Carly: Well, he needs me, Jack. He needs me now. I can't dwell on all that --

Jack: He's got you. And he's got me. But the best thing that you can do for him right now is to take care of yourself. Come on. That means eating. When was the last time you ate?

Carly: I don't know. I --

Jack: All right, all right. That settles it. I am going to go pick up Parker, and then I'm going to pick up a large pizza, big-time pizza.

Carly: Onions, peppers, mushrooms.

Jack: See, I knew you were hungry. You just relax.

Carly: You are a full-service operation, aren't you?

[Jack laughs] I guess all I need now is a way to get Rosanna out of Oakdale.

Jack: Okay, I thought we weren't going to think about that.

Carly: I know. But you didn't see her come out of Craig's bedroom last night, Jack. She had this look on her face like, "I'm coming to get you, Carly!"

Jack: All right. Rosanna is, at most, a temporary problem. Sooner or later, she is going to decide to leave, and then you won't have to deal with her ever again.

Carly: Maybe. Or maybe she'll decide to stick around and torture me for the rest of her life and mine.

Jack: What, just for fun? Honey, people don't do that.

Carly: It's payback, Jack. And in some ways, I can't even blame her.

Jack: Okay. I'm listening.

Carly: When I first came to Oakdale, I came for one reason, Jack. To make her life miserable. And I succeeded. I did it. Over and over and over again. It's not something I'm particularly proud of. But I can't change it.

Jack: It was a long time ago, honey. People move on.

Carly: Right. I know. Maybe I'm not the same person I was then. But I really don't think Rosanna cares about that. She has waited a very long time for revenge, Jack.

Jack: Right, and she's --

Carly: Now she's out to get it.

Jack: She is one woman. What can she do?

Carly: She's smart. She's loaded. And now she has Craig for a partner. Believe me, Jack -- she'll come up with something.

Jack: Listen, you have been scared for too long. And I don't want that for you anymore. I don't want you to worry about what Rosanna or Craig or anyone else is going to do to you. Let's stay positive and focus on getting you strong again, day by day.

Carly: I know. You're right. First things first. Like picking up my son and bringing him home so I can hug him and squeeze until he begs for mercy.

Jack: Yes, yes, I will do that. I will do that. In the meantime, you get that gorgeous naked body into that nice, hot tub. Hmm?

Carly: Okay.

[Jack laughs] oh, Jack -- Parker had that green sweatshirt with him, the -- so make sure that he brings it home.

Jack: I'll get -- I'm on it. I'm on it. You got to relax.

Carly: Okay. You know something?

Jack: Oh, you're killing me.

Carly: All of those months, when I dreamed of being back with you, this is exactly what I was dreaming about. The two of us, together. Making a life, taking care of each other.

Jack: Mm. You know, I shouldn't have said anything about that naked body of yours. I've worked myself into a state.

Carly: Not to worry. It'll come in handy later.

Jack: Good afternoon. Craig Montgomery's suite, please.

Craig: Yes, hello?

Lucy: Daddy? Is everything okay?

Craig: Yeah. I was expecting a call.

Lucy: From Carly?

Craig: No. Business.

Lucy: It was incredible seeing her last night. She looked so beautiful.

Craig: Yeah, that she did. That she did.

Lucy: Do you think you two will -- tell me if this is none of my business, but is it going okay?

Craig: Everything is fine, and the only person I'm interested in right now is you. Speaking of which, what do you say about having a little dinner with your old man? You can choose the restaurant.

Lucy: I'd love to, daddy, but I already made plans.

Craig: You made plans?

Lucy: I'm going to uncle Holden's to do some riding. I won't be out late, so you don't have to worry.

Craig: I always worry. Now, what made you decide to do this?

Lucy: Aunt Lily invited me, and I don't want to be rude. And -- that's all there is to it.

Craig: Who're you going with?

Lucy: No one.

Craig: Alison Stewart doesn't ride?

Lucy: Alison Stewart and I aren't exactly speaking at the moment. So, if she calls, please don't tell her where I am, okay?

Craig: Lullaby -- you know, it is okay for friends to have arguments. And it's also okay for them to make up.

Lucy: I know. I just need a little space right now.

Craig: Well, a little space is fine. But I want you to have a social life. I don't want you to spend as much time alone as you did in Montega.

Lucy: I won't be, daddy. Count on it.

Holden: Hey, Aaron. We're heading over to Mabel's. Thought maybe you might want to come along.

Aaron: No, thanks. I've got to get this gear box back together.

Lily: Oh. Well, they're having the special. Right? The chili and cheese and guacamole and onions.

Aaron: That's okay. You guys got a big enough crowd waiting, anyway.

Holden: Actually, Luke and Faith are going to be eating with momma. So it would be just the three of us.

Lily: You got to eat, anyway, so why don't you just come along?

Aaron: I'll grab a sandwich if I get hungry. You guys have a good time.

Lily: Oh, thanks.

Holden: He knew.

Lily: Yeah. How did he know?

Holden: We weren't exactly subtle about not taking no for an answer.

Lily: No.

Holden: Trust me, he knew it was a cover for something way too serious.

Lily: All right, then we have to be more direct. 'Cause he can't go on like this. He needs direction in his life.

Holden: I agree. And we'll do something. Tie him down in order to get him to listen. We'll do something. I am beginning to understand Aaron more and more.

Lily: Mm, how do you mean?

Holden: This bike is to Aaron what horses were to me. It's an escape. A way out. A place to put your talent and your energy. Something that you think you can control. Something that just seems to make sense.

Lily: What are you saying? Give him more time, more space? What?

Holden: No. But we can't expect him to live up to our expectations of what we think he should be. Otherwise, he'll get right on his bike and drive it right out of our lives.

Lily: No. That's not going to happen.

Holden: I like having him around. I enjoy being a father to him.

Lily: He is very lucky.

Holden: I think we're both very lucky. Hey -- were you serious about going over to Mabel's? Or was that just a fraud for Aaron?

Lily: Are you kidding me? Of course! This baby loves hot dogs. With chili and guacamole and onions.

Holden: Mabel's red hots, it is.

Lily: Okay. Don't worry -- I have a whole pack of antacids in my pocket.

Simon: All right, it was supposed to be a romantic getaway, just the two of us, you know? A chance to get our marriage back on track. But, no, you practically jumped out of your skin every time I tried to touch you!

Katie: Well, that's just because I had to get settled down a little bit. But, no, everything has to be your way.

Simon: Ah, oh, please. Nothing is my way anymore, Katie. And I know the reason why.

Katie: Yeah, because you're so hotheaded that you can't control your emotions!

Simon: No, no! It's because you don't trust me anymore!

Katie: Yeah, I don't trust you anymore, Simon. And you know what? I don't think I'll ever trust you again.

Simon: Well, I'm glad to hear you finally say it out loud. Not that there's been any questions. Because you haven't trusted me for months!

Katie: I tried so many times. But you know what? It came to a point where I had to protect myself.

Simon: From what?

Katie: You.

Simon: Look, I have never, ever harmed you. Or I never would harm you.

Katie: Well, you say that, but --

Simon: But -- but Dahlia says different. Right?

Katie: Oh, you can't blame what happened while we were away on Dahlia. You know it's your fault!

Simon: Why? What did I do?

Katie: You forced me onto that sailboat. How could you do that?!

Simon: It was a romantic weekend, Katie! It was -- it was a beautiful day.

Katie: There was about to be a storm!

Simon: There were three clouds, Katie. Big, fluffy white ones.

Katie: Oh, well, come on. You have to think about the fact that I was scared because that's what had happened to Monique. And -- well, what else could I have done but jump off the boat?

Simon: And who tried to save you, huh? Who -- who dove into that water, fully clothed, and swam with you to shore?

Katie: Well -- who knew -- how did I know that you weren't going to drown me or something? If those people hadn't found us --

Simon: I do not drown people, Katie. I did not kill Monique. I did not kill Dahlia or that lawyer. And most of all, I do not want to kill you.

Katie: Well, Simon, I don't know what to say. I've made up my mind. I can't live like this. I want you to get out!

Simon: What -- you're asking me to leave?

Katie: Yeah. Get all of your things, and get out -- get out of here. Because, in the morning, I'm filing for a divorce!

Lucy: Uncle Holden? Are you here?

Aaron: He and Lily went out to dinner.

Lucy: Oh. Hi. I'm sorry -- am I interrupting?

Aaron: No. I needed a break, anyway. Does Holden know you were coming?

Lucy: I talked to Lily on the phone, and she said I could come by. But we didn't really set a specific time or anything. I don't know -- maybe I should've called again, or something. Well, you know, it was nice looking at you and - seeing you again, saying hello. I'm going to go.

Aaron: Lucy, wait. They should be back pretty soon. Maybe you can hang out here or something till they come back and pick up the kids?

Lucy: Hang out? Here?

Aaron: Well, why not?

Lucy: Well, there's nobody here.

Aaron: There's me.

Lucy: Right.

Aaron: And you've got a problem with that.

Lucy: No. No, of course not. It's just, by the time Holden gets back, it'll be too late to ride. And you've got your bike to fix. And I've got my homework to do.

Aaron: And I've got some cold sodas in the cooler. And some towels for your shoes.

Lucy: My shoes? What, did I step in something?

Aaron: Well, you know we have horses here.

Lucy: Yeah, but usually I'm pretty careful.

Aaron: It's okay. I'm just kidding. Come on, stay.

Lucy: Okay.

Carly: Hey, Jack? Did you get pa -- what the hell are you doing here?

Rosanna: Um -- I'm waiting to see you. I rang the bell --

Carly: -- And then you broke in?

Rosanna: Well, no, the door was open.

Carly: That's not the same as an invitation, Rosanna.

Rosanna: I'm sorry. I apologize. I just thought that perhaps the two of us should sit down and, you know, talk.

Carly: Oh, good. I will look forward to that.

Rosanna: Oh, good.

Carly: Why don't you call me tomorrow? We'll set something up.

Rosanna: Well, actually, you know, I'm here now. So couldn't we just sort of sit down and have a little visit, like sisters?

Carly: Perhaps I'm not making myself clear. Get out. Stay out.

Rosanna: I'm here now. So if we could just not put this off, it would mean a lot to me. I don't have to have dinner with you. I just want to tell you my plans.

Carly: I really don't give a hoot what your plans are. Unless, of course, they involve taking a plane out of Oakdale.

Rosanna: Well, I'm sorry to disappoint you. But it looks like I won't be leaving Oakdale for a very long time.

Carly: Those are your plans? To stay here and torture me?

Rosanna: Well, that's not how I would put it.

Carly: Then tell me. Tell me how you would put it.

Rosanna: For a number of reasons, I have decided to relocate.

Carly: Uh-huh. Well, I thought that, when Parker came back with me or went back to his father, you were going to go back to wherever you came from. What changed your mind?

Rosanna: I like it here. Is that so difficult to understand?

Carly: Well, what about Cabot Motors, Rosanna? Who's going to take after the company while you're gone?

Rosanna: I have a competent staff. There are cell phones, fax machines -- I'm sure it won't be a problem.

Carly: Oh, I thought you loved the company.

Rosanna: I do. It's the last link to my father, but it doesn't have to be the absolute center of my life. I'm not quite as compulsive as I used to be. I simply would like a personal life. I've been without one for too long.

Carly: And am I the first person to get this good news, or have you shared it with your new boyfriend?

Rosanna: Craig is not my boyfriend. What you saw last night --

Carly: What I saw last night, Rosanna, was just the beginning. He will take from you whatever he can, and then he will walk away without looking back.

Rosanna: Oh, I thought you were friends. In fact, Craig has suggested that you were more than that once.

Carly: Of course he has. I don't care what he has "suggested." The fact is, Craig Montgomery doesn't care about anybody but Craig Montgomery. He has hurt every single woman he's been involved with, and he will do the same thing to you.

Rosanna: Perhaps I should tell you that I left Craig's suite right after you did.

Carly: I don't care. I don't care if the two of you went prancing stark naked through the lobby. I'm only telling you as a public service.

Rosanna: You know, I haven't been intimate with him. In fact, I'm not sure what I want from Craig.

Carly: Well, it isn't about what you want, you see? He's going to make it about what he wants.

Rosanna: Well, what he wants right now is a little consolation. He's been very worried and upset about you. And frankly, so have I. So we've had an automatic connection between us.

Carly: Ah, yes. Two lost souls, pulled together out of concern for me. That is so sweet, I think I may weep. Or laugh out loud. I'm not sure which.

Rosanna: I'm not saying that there isn't a strong attraction there. It just came as a complete surprise to both of us.

Carly: I'm sure it did. I guess what puzzles me is why you didn't mention this strong attraction as the primary reason you're staying on in our little homespun town.

Rosanna: Well, 'cause it's not.

Carly: I know damn good and well it's not. You're staying because you want something from me. So why don't you just come out and tell me what it is?

Jack: I am here to appeal to the side of you, Craig, that might crank up some empathy about what Carly is going through.

Craig: Is she all right?

Jack: When she's not being awaken out of her sleep by a nightmare, yes. Carly may look like her old self, but inside, it's going to take some time.

Craig: I can appreciate that.

Jack: Can you? Well, then -- no, it's funny, that's all. Because hooking up with her sister really doesn't seem like the best way to demonstrate your unqualified support.

Craig: Why, Jack -- who I hook up with is none of your business.

Jack: Only as it relates to Carly. Come on, Craig. You know how she feels about Rosanna. And you must know that seeing the two of you together -- it's going to get to her.

Craig: Carly jealous, is she?

Jack: See, this is not about jealousy, Craig.

Craig: Oh, then what is it about?

Jack: Carly knows Rosanna will stop at nothing to get back at her. And maybe it's occurred to her that you're nursing a little resentment of your own. I mean, can you blame her for not being too excited about seeing the two of you team up?

Craig: Jack, you insult me. Carly knows I would never do anything to hurt her.

Jack: Okay, then back off. Respect the fact that she's going to be a little shaky right now. Listen, I know it galls the hell out of you that we are back together. But you've always said that you wanted to see Carly happy. Huh? Prove it, Craig.

Craig: Why, Jack -- I do believe you have made my day.

Lily: What's the matter? Everything okay?

Holden: Yeah. I just wish that we were able to get Aaron to come along with us. Don't blame him for being cautious, though. Especially after all those years of only seeing him once in a blue moon. They add up.

Lily: Okay, there was nothing deliberate about that. That was -- you had an arrangement. You can't undermine Julie and Caleb. It's a delicate situation.

Holden: Yeah, but he's here now. And he obviously has no idea what he wants to do with his life. And I don't know him well enough in order to help him out.

Lily: It's hard to do that when you don't have a job, no school, no friends. He needs structure.

Holden: Yeah. Right. So what do I do? I sit him down. I say, "son, your life needs some structure." You know what I would've said at his age to anyone who would've told me that?

Lily: Yes, I do. I can't repeat it, but -- he's drifting. He needs boundaries, you know? All kids need boundaries in their life.

Holden: No doubt you remember how much you and I loved boundaries.

Lily: Crossing them. Ah, what did we know?

Holden: I think we knew a lot. But you're right. Aaron is drifting. But we have to be very careful about how we handle this structure thing. We can't just demand that he go back to school. We can't ship him back to Seattle. And I know that you're not suggesting that.

Lily: No, all I'm suggesting is ask something of him. You know? All kids need to be needed. Then they step to the plate. I'm watching Lucy, right, at Jake's mem -- I forgot about Lucy.

Holden: What?

Lily: She called last night, said she wanted to go riding. I said you'd meet her there. I forgot. Oh, no.

Holden: All right.

Lily: We should go.

Holden: Well, maybe I can still meet her. Let me get the check. Excuse me, can I get the check, please? Tell you what I'll do -- I'll drop you off at home, and then I'll head out to the farm.

Lily: Maybe you can talk to Aaron, too.

Holden: Oh, you mean about the responsibility lecture?

Lily: Listen -- you're helping him, not hurting him. He needs something else in his life other than a motorcycle. He needs something or -- someone.

Lucy: You really love that machine, don't you?

Aaron: It's okay. It's only got 600 ccs. I want to get one of those Japanese babies, a ninja.

Lucy: A ninja? Cool.

Aaron: Have you seen them?

Lucy: Not exactly, but they sound really cool.

Aaron: You don't know much about motorcycles, do you?

Lucy: I know they're noisy. What did Alison think?

Aaron: About what?

Lucy: The motorcycle. You were going to show it to her. She wanted to see it.

Aaron: Oh, we never got around to it. After we left Java, I told her I had a lot of stuff to do. I didn't feel like hanging out.

Lucy: Oh -- that's weird. I kind of thought you guys hit it off.

Aaron: You did?

Lucy: Yeah, she's -- nice.

Aaron: I guess. She's like a lot of girls.

Lucy: Is that a bad thing?

Aaron: What do you want me to say?

Lucy: Well, nothing. I just was wondering what your criteria are for deciding whether you like someone.

Aaron: My "criteria"? You are serious, just like Alison said.

Lucy: Alison does not know me. Neither do you.

Aaron: I didn't say I did.

Lucy: You said I was serious like it was some disease you didn't want to catch.

Aaron: I wasn't trying to insult you.

Lucy: Just because I get my assignments in on time does not mean that I don't like to laugh and have fun and go to parties.

Aaron: Okay.

Lucy: All I'm saying is that you don't have to be some dull study freak just because you want to get into a good college.

Aaron: Yeah, and a good college to you would be -- ?

Lucy: I don't know. Harvard, I guess. Or Wellesley, if I'm lucky.

Aaron: Lucky? Give me a break. You've got it written all over you.

Lucy: There you go again. You don't know what I'm like. You don't know one thing about me.

Aaron: Yeah, I do. I bet the worst thing that's ever happened to you is a b-plus.

Lucy: You know what, Aaron? You're right. Nothing bad has ever happened to me. I'm just the luckiest girl in the world.

Aaron: Hey -- what are you getting so bent out of shape for?

Lucy: I don't know, maybe I just started missing my brother all of a sudden. He died, and now I don't have a brother anymore. How lucky is that?

Katie: Don't make this harder than it already is, okay?!

Simon: Okay!

Katie: Just get out. Get out now! I will have someone fix the banister, and I'll put this place on the market. And I will forget that I ever knew you. And -- maybe, just maybe -- someday I will forget that I ever loved you.

Simon: And what if I say no?

Katie: Well, then I'll just have to get the police involved and you wouldn't want that. That would be another investigation?

Simon: Well, fine. Let them investigate, huh? They won't -- they couldn't prove anything before, and they're not going to be able to prove anything now. Not that you care about that, huh?

Katie: No, I don't care. Just get out!

Simon: All right, Katie. I'll leave. But I warn you, okay -- I'll be back. That was good. I'm going to drive up the road, stash the car, then walk back here so I can keep an eye on the house. From there, I'll give Margo a call, okay?

Katie: Do you think that Dahlia's going to make a move now?

Simon: If she does, I'm going to be right there. Are you going to be okay while I'm gone?

Katie: Yeah. I love you.

Simon: I love you, too. Okay.

[Car starts]

Aaron: Hey, I'm a jerk. I'm real sorry.

Lucy: No, I'm sorry. You didn't know about Bryant. There's no reason you should.

Aaron: When did he die?

Lucy: Last fall. I was on a school trip, and my mom didn't tell me till a few days later. There was nothing I could -- I mean, I didn't really get a chance to say good-bye or anything.

Aaron: That's rough.

Lucy: Yeah. He was my best friend.

Aaron: I bet he felt the same about you. You must miss him a lot.

Lucy: What about you? There must be people you miss, too. Seattle's a long way from here.

Aaron: I wouldn't say I miss it, though.

Lucy: What happened that made you want to come here?

Aaron: Are we supposed to be trading sad stories? Because I really don't feel like competing.

Lucy: Look, I wasn't trying to --

Holden: Lucy, hey -- Lily sends her apologies. I would've been here sooner, but she forgot to tell me that you were coming over here.

Lucy: It's okay. We really didn't set a specific time or anything, so --

Holden: Well, we're really sorry.

Lucy: Don't worry about it.

Holden: I saddled up Abigail's horse, if you still want to take that ride.

Lucy: Sure. Thanks.

Holden: He's outside.

Lucy: Well -- thanks again.

Aaron: How was Mabel's?

Holden: Mabel's was fine. Still wish that you could've come along with us, though.

Aaron: To tell you the truth, I'm not that crazy about hot dogs.

Holden: Yeah, well, we weren't going to take you there for the cuisine. We wanted you to come along because we wanted to talk to you.

Aaron: Yeah? About what?

Holden: About your future.

Carly: I knew you would want to get back at me eventually, Rosanna. But I've got news for you -- it ain't going to work.

Rosanna: I don't do that. I don't get back at people.

Carly: Oh? And I do, right?

Rosanna: I didn't mean that.

Carly: Let's not forget my best work, okay? 'Cause I really socked it to you, didn't I? Had an affair with the love of your life. I even got pregnant with his baby.

Rosanna: Let's not dredge all that up again.

Carly: Oh, why not? I'm the champ, aren't I? After all, I'm the one who had Hal Munson's baby and passed him off as John Dixon's. Are you forgetting who you're up against here?

Rosanna: No, I'm not. But I'm not dwelling on it. Why are you?

Carly: Because maybe I have learned that in order to learn something from your mistakes, you have to admit them. And I admit it already, okay?! When I first came to Oakdale, I was terrible. I was vindictive. I was a little girl, okay? I admit it. But I am not a little girl anymore.

Rosanna: I can see that.

Carly: Good. Well, maybe you can also see that I am not jealous of you. I do not envy you. I do not envy anything you have, not your money -- especially not your money. If the last few months have taught me anything, they've taught me what's truly important about life. Being Parker's mother is important. Being with Jack is important. Now, you've already tried to take Parker away from me, and that didn't work. I certainly hope you are not going to try to take Jack away from me.

Rosanna: I am not trying to take anything away.

Carly: Whatever you say. Leaving so soon?

Rosanna: Do you ever hear from Mike?

Carly: Of course I don't.

Rosanna: That's funny, 'cause I don't either. So I guess the past is over, at least for me.

Katie: Oh, come on, Simon. You must be back by now -- I hope.

Holden: I'm not saying that you need to make a major life decision in the next ten minutes. There's no rush. Lily and I, we don't want to put any pressure on you. We know that you're still getting adjusted to living here.

Aaron: It's not like it's a major adjustment. I'm pretty comfortable.

Holden: Good. Good, that's good. Well, maybe we can talk about making some plans.

Aaron: About what?

Holden: Well, I don't know. Maybe I should ask you. You just said that you're feeling a little bit more comfortable here. What do you plan on doing with your time? How are you going to divide it up?

Aaron: Well, I still have some more work on my bike.

Holden: Right.

Aaron: Uh, that'll take some time. And then, if I have some more free time, I'll probably go swimming in the pond if it gets hot.

Holden: Yeah. Well, I was thinking about something a little more long-range. You're not a kid anymore. I was thinking about maybe a goal, something that you can work toward.

Aaron: And by "goal," you mean "job."

Holden: Not necessarily.

Aaron: Then it's okay, then, because I'm thinking long-range, too. And as far as my future goes, I think I'm pretty well covered.

Carly: So what is this about a sleep over?

Jack: Well, Barry's mom was very impressed with your son. I mean, look at him. He's a ladies' man. And she said that whenever he wants, he could sleep over.

Carly: Really? I think maybe it's a little early to start with the sleep overs, don't you?

Jack: Well, I don't know about that. I had a little convo with him in the car on the ride home, and he said that he thinks he can handle it -- on one condition, of course.

Carly: What's that?

Jack: That he can come home if he gets scared.

Carly: Of course you can. If I can, you can.

Jack: Parker, why don't you go wash your hands for dinner, buddy, okay? I love that kid.

Carly: He's so grown up.

Jack: I know. So, why don't you tell me what's wrong?

Carly: Is it that obvious? Well -- Rosanna came by earlier. And guess what? She's decided to move back to Oakdale.

Jack: Are you serious?

Carly: Yes, I'm serious.

Jack: Okay, listen -- listen, honey, I know -- I know that plays into everything you were worried about, but think about it. Seriously, what could she do to us? Not a thing. We have each other, and we have Parker. If Rosanna's got some kind of grand plan --

Carly: Oh, she does, too. She does have a master plan. But it doesn't matter to me what it is, because there is no way in hell I am going to let her win.

Rosanna: Well, the little message light was blinking when I got to my room. Who knew it would be you?

Craig: Free for dinner?

Rosanna: I thought you were mad at me.

Craig: I was. But what's a little linen between friends? Where would you like to go?

Rosanna: With you? Nowhere, thanks.

Craig: What did I miss?

Rosanna: A touching family encounter between Carly and me.

Craig: You went to see her?

Rosanna: Yes, I went to tell her that she had nothing to fear from me. But she's such a prisoner of her own guilt, she wouldn't believe that I didn't want to get back at her. That's the world she lives in. It's pretty sad, really.

Craig: Well now, if she was angry, it wasn't -- it wasn't guilt.

Rosanna: No?

Craig: No, she's jealous! She saw you here and saw red -- or should I say green?

Rosanna: So Carly's smoldering with jealousy?

Craig: Yes.

Rosanna: And that certainly puts a smile on your face.

Craig: Well, you see, the thing about smoldering is that all it needs is one little puff, and the amber turns into a three-alarm blaze.

[Knock at door]

Katie: Simon, that better be you. Dahlia?!

Dahlia: Katie, there's not a moment to lose. You've got to come with me. Hurry!

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