ATWT Transcript Tuesday 6/25/02


As The World Turns Transcript Tuesday 6/25/02

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Susan: Honey, we're not keeping anything from you. Your sister and I were just -- discussing family business.

Emily: Mother, Mother --

Alison: How can you guys lie to me about that? I heard Hal and Emily the other day, and now you guys this morning. I know you guys have been talking about me. But whenever I ask, you say it's nothing.

Susan: This is your fault. There was no reason to bring this up.

Alison: Bring what up? What? Please, someone tell me.

Emily: Okay, I will. I will, because there's no reason for you to be in the dark any longer.

Susan: This -- this is not your decision to make!

Emily: You have a choice, Mother. You can either leave, or you can support the two of us. Make the choice.

Alison: What?

Susan: Okay, I'll stay.

Emily: Okay. I want you to take a deep breath and relax. Because what I'm gonna tell you -- it's not gonna hurt you in any way, I promise.

Alison: Then you admit you've been keeping something from me, something big.

Emily: Yes.

Alison: Wha -- what? Am I, like, adopted or something?

Emily: No. No. No, it's nothing like that. You are definitely a part of the Stewart family. Only not exactly the way that you think you are.

Susan: Oh, Emily, I can't believe you're doing this.

Alison: Enough with the riddles, already. What is it?

Emily: When mom and -- mom and Larry were married, and they wanted to have a baby. Only mom had a hard time getting pregnant. So she went to a fertility doctor and discovered that she wasn't producing normal eggs.

Susan: It was a terrible time for me. I felt so helpless and inadequate. And I really wanted to have a baby.

Emily: But there was a solution. She could get an egg from a donor and have it fertilized and implanted inside of her.

Alison: And that's how you got me?

Susan: Yes! And Larry and I couldn't have been happier. You were the most --

Alison: Whoa, whoa, whoa. Enough, enough. Okay. So where's the egg -- where did it come from? A friend? An egg bank? What?

Emily: It came from me. I'm your biological mother, Alison.

Abigail: Oh, I'm so glad you're here. Thank you. I hope I didn't wake Parker up when I called.

Carly: No, no, Parker's fine. He's with Jack. Just tell me what's going on.

Abigail: Well, I woke up at 4:00 this morning with a strange feeling that I was alone. And sure enough, I went into Molly's room, and she wasn't there. I've called the police. I've called the emergency rooms. But nobody's seen her.

Carly: She told me that she's been having some trouble sleeping. Maybe she just went for a walk.

Abigail: No. Well, her bed was made. She didn't come home at all last night.

Carly: She promised me that she would always let us know where she was. Did you look for a note?

Abigail: About 100 times.

Carly: I don't think it's time to panic. Okay? Molly's been going through a tough time, but she's a smart lady. She can take care of herself.

Abigail: Yeah. Yeah, she used to be able to. But --

Carly: But what?

Abigail: Ever since Jake died, she's -- been drinking a lot. And it's not like she's used to it. And I'm afraid that, if that's what she's been doing all night, then who knows what's happened to her?

Lily: Hi.

Bob: Hey. Well, temperature's normal. Blood pressure's normal.

Holden: Those are good signs.

Lily: Good.

Holden: How's the baby?

Bob: Well, as I told Lily, Dr. Samuels will be in to check her before she can be released. But from what I can see, the baby seems great.

Holden: Well, that's good.

Lily: Bob said we have to make some changes in our life.

Holden: What kind of changes?

Bob: Well, Samuels and I are concerned that any major stress could force Lily into pre-term labor. And at this point, the baby just isn't large enough to survive.

Holden: So what do we do?

Bob: Well, she's gotta get a lot of rest and take it easy. Watch her diet. But most importantly, the least -- the least anxiety that is humanly possible.

Holden: Okay. We'll do it. Whatever it takes.

Bob: Okay. Well, listen, Samuels will be in to check you, and then you can go home. I'll leave all the paperwork out at the nurses' station. Lily -- I'm not trying to frighten you. I just want you to have a healthy baby.

Lily: How are Luke and Faith?

Holden: Fine. I was able to get a hold of Stephanie. She agreed to come over and watch them.

Lily: Does Luke know what's going on?

Holden: He asked me how you and the baby were. I told him that you were okay. He seemed to accept that.

Lily: I've gotta go home. I've gotta be near Luke. He's gonna feel better once he sees me.

Holden: You heard what Bob said. You cannot worry about anything.

Lily: That's easier said than done. You look exhausted. Did you get any sleep?

Holden: I'm fine. I'll just -- I'll take a nap later on today. I'll be fine.

Lily: You're keeping something from me. What is it?

Holden: It's nothing. Just promise me that you're not gonna get upset.

Lily: I'll do my best.

Holden: I'm sure that there's a good reason. I'm sure that nothing terrible has happened. But Aaron -- he never came home last night.

Aaron: I know this isn't the evening that we planned.

Lucy: Everything that could've gone wrong did.

Aaron: Yeah. Yeah, tell me about it. But at least I got to be with you. And to me, that's all that matters.

Lucy: For me, too.

Craig: Don't stop on my account. The last thing I'd want is ruin your evening. Or should I say morning?

Lucy: Daddy --

Craig: So did you catch up on all the movies you wanted to over at Alison's?

Lucy: I -- I know this looks bad. But there's an explanation.

Craig: Go ahead. I'd love to hear it.

Lucy: Well, first of all, I want you to know how really, really sorry I am about this. I realize you must've been worried. And you didn't need to go through that.

Craig: Thank you very much. Ex post facto concern is so comforting. Don't you think so, Aaron? "Ex post facto"? It means "after the fact." But I suppose that wasn't on your high school equivalency exam. Assuming you took the high school equivalency exam, as I was told.

Lucy: This wasn't Aaron's fault. We couldn't get the car started.

Craig: Did you run out of gas?

Aaron: Look, it wasn't like that, okay? What happened was totally innocent.

Craig: Innocent? Which part, Aaron? When Lucy lied to me? When the two of you went off to a concert without my permission? The message Lucy left on my answering machine -- she was spending the night at Alison's? Which part of this was innocent, Aaron? Because I am having -- a hard time figuring that out.

Lucy: You can't pin this all on Aaron. He didn't even know I lied to you about the concert.

Aaron: Don't, Lucy. You don't have to take the heat for me. Of course I knew about it. I convinced her to do it.

Lucy: Aaron!

Aaron: It's true. Okay? Everything that happened was my fault. It wasn't hers. The part where the car couldn't start -- that was true. And she wanted to call you and tell you where we were, but I stopped her. 'Cause I thought we could get away with it.

Lucy: Aaron, stop. No. Daddy, don't listen to him. Here's what really happened -- I couldn't bring myself to tell Aaron that you said I couldn't go to the concert, so I told him you said it was okay. We just went ahead with our plans. Then, at the last minute, Alison --

Craig: Ah, yes, Alison. I take it she was with you the whole night? Are you planning to take the rap for her, too?

Aaron: You're making this sound worse than it really is. We didn't break any laws.

Craig: Hard as this might be for you to accept, I don't consider that a yardstick for a successful date.

Lucy: You know what we should do? We should just start all over.

Craig: No, I've heard enough, Lucy. Aaron, the door is over there.

Lucy: Daddy, you can't throw him out.

Lucy and you have obviously been a bad influence on each other. I can't allow that to continue. So from this moment on, you are forbidden to see each other.

Lucy: You cannot do that.

Craig: For awhile. After some separation, we'll see.

Lucy: How long are we talking about here? A week? A month?

Craig: That depends -- on your behavior.

Aaron: Please, Mr. Montgomery, give us another chance.

Craig: No, I think further discussion at this point would be unproductive. Besides, you should go be with your family.

Aaron: Why? What happened?

Craig: Lily was taken to the hospital. She had pains. They wanted to be safe.

Aaron: Is there something wrong with the baby?

Craig: I hope not.

Aaron: Well, are they still there?

Craig: As far as I know.

Lucy: I'm going to bed.

Craig: Not so fast.

[Craig sighs] the more understanding I've tried to be, the less cooperative you get.

Lucy: It's like Aaron said.

Craig: No, nothing is like Aaron said. Now, you are heading in the wrong direction, and you obviously seem to be unwilling to turn yourself around. So I'm gonna have to do it for you.

Abigail: Molly?

Molly: That's me!

Abigail: What are you doing?

Molly: I'm looking for my keys. Because -- well, I had 'em. I had 'em right there in the hole. And then I dropped them before I could turn it.

Abigail: They're right here.

Molly: Oh, thank you. Thank you. Do you know what you are? You are the best daughter a woman could ever have. Cuz! What are you doing here so early?

Carly: Checking up on you.

Molly: Oh, really? How am I doing?

Alison: No, this can't be happening.

Emily: Honey -- it's really not that terrible, is it?

Alison: My sister is my mother?!

Susan: Now, wait, wait, wait. We just have to get some terminology straight here before we go any further. Emily provided a way for me to get pregnant. But I'm the one who did the mothering. D.N.A does not change diapers.

Alison: Why didn't you ever tell me about this?

[Susan sighs]

Susan: Because I wanted you to think of me as your mother and nothing else. But that decision was taken away from me.

Emily: You were young. All right?

Alison: Your sister or your daughter?

Emily: No, as a friend!

Alison: Just answer my question!

Emily: I don't know! All right? I'm not gonna deny that I have maternal instincts for you.

Susan: Don't. Don't. She doesn't need --

Emily: I'm sorry. I'm sorry, all right? I can't deny the fact that I have a -- I can't deny the fact that we've just gotta find a way to get past this and move on.

Alison: The only one that has anything to deal with is me!

Emily: Ah, sweetie, listen. This is okay. Everything's okay. You're allowed to be emotional. You're allowed to be angry with me.

Alison: The only thing I can't be is normal!

Susan: No, no. Wait, wait, wait. Sweetie -- you're special. You were a special baby. And you're a special young woman. That's the only way to think about it. Everything else -- water under the bridge.

Alison: Does anyone know about this?

Susan: You started this. You tell her.

Emily: This -- it was never a secret when this happened.

Alison: You mean everyone in Oakdale knows how I was conceived?

Emily: It's nothing to be ashamed of, Alison.

Alison: Oh, no, Emily? Well, let me tell you something. I know how things work in this town, and I know that people like to whisper behind other people's back. But people have been whispering about me ever since I was born!

Molly: This is so great, so great, that we're all here together right now. You know, we should go to breakfast. It's my treat.

Abigail: Molly, where have you been?

Molly: Been? Um -- I was at WOAK. I was at the station 'cause I've been thinking about going back to work. And I just thought I needed to get a feel for that place again. What? What'd I do?

Carly: For starters, you've had us both worried out of our minds.

Molly: Because I left so early in the morning? Oh, my gosh. I didn't leave a note. Oh, honey. Oh, my gosh. I'm so sorry. I will never do that again, ever.

Abigail: You weren't at WOAK. You didn't come home at all last night.

Molly: What?

Abigail: Yes, your bed wasn't slept in.

Molly: Couldn't I have made it before I left?

Abigail: I have been up since 4:00. You have not come home.

Molly: You got me. I've been caught. You were right. I was not at the station. I was not at the station for a second.

Carly: Then where were you, Molly?

Molly: Uh, let me think. Oh, I know. Fishing.

Carly: You don't have to make up stories. Okay? We just wanna know that you're being careful. That's all.

Molly: And I appreciate that. I do. I really do. And so I'm gonna tell you the truth. I -- I was at an all-night poker game in Bay City with some sailors. Oh, you're not buying that, either? Oh! I know. How about this one? I was out there hunting down vampires all night with that Buffy chick from TV. And would've got 'em -- we would've got all of 'em had the damn sun not come up.

Carly: Abigail, would you make some coffee, please? I think she's gonna need it. Can you sit up?

Molly: Sure. Oh, hold it. Mm. I shouldn't have done that. I'm fine.

Carly: No, you're not.

Molly: What do you mean?

Carly: Molly, you're drunk. It's 6:00 in the morning, and you're drunk!

Molly: I had a few drinks. No harm done.

Carly: What about Abigail?

Molly: Something wrong with Abigail?

Carly: Molly, she's been calling hospitals, emergency rooms. She's been calling the Police looking for you. She was frantic. I saw her face when you stumbled through that door. She is hurt. And she is scared. So don't tell me, "no harm done," because I know different.

Alison: I've gotta get away from you two.

Emily: No, Alison, stop. You cannot run away from this?

Alison: Why not? Isn't that what we do in this family? Run, hide, shut each other out?

Emily: Yeah. Yeah, it is. That's exactly what we do. But that is gonna change. It's gonna change today.

Susan: Emily's right. Everything's out in the open. Let's discuss what this means for all of us.

Alison: I already know what it means. I'm the reason why this family's never been happy.

Susan: What? Why would you say that?

Alison: I remember when I was a little girl. And I used to hate it when you guys would disagree because, sooner or later, there'd be fighting -- screaming and fighting. And I never knew why you were fighting. But now I know it's because of me.

Susan: Oh, honey. That's -- that's not true.

Alison: Then why were you always so angry at each other? If it wasn't about me, what was it?

Susan: That's hard to say. Sometimes you don't get along with people, even people you love.

Emily: No, I think you're right. I think it was you. I think the strain of this secret -- it tore at us more than we realized. And that was it. I mean, that's why I want this out in the open now, so we can move forward.

Alison: I hate you.

Emily: Why do you hate me when I'm trying to tell you the truth?

Alison: Because you're still lying to me! I know the reason why you wanted to say this, and it has nothing to do with what you just said!

Emily: I don't understand. What are you talking about?

Alison: The reason why you want to clear the air with me is because you wanna move in with your new family with Hal Munson. This whole honesty trip has nothing to do with -- with this. It's because you just don't wanna feel guilty for abandoning me.

Holden: Hal called me this morning and told me that Aaron and Lucy called the cops last night looking for a tow truck. Apparently, they had car trouble coming home from Chicago.

Lily: Did you tell Hal that they haven't come home yet?

Holden: I'm gonna give Aaron another hour. And then -- if he doesn't show up, we'll get the Police.

[Lily sighs] please. Don't worry about this. Everything's gonna be okay. I will handle it.

Aaron: Hi. Is everything okay?

Lily: With us. And you?

Aaron: Good. Good. I'm sorry I couldn't be here for you last night.

Holden: Yeah, so were we. In fact, I think we should talk about that. Right now.

Aaron: I'll just leave these here. I'll be in the hall.

Holden: I'll be right back.

Lily: Look -- I know you're furious. Be careful. It did not work for Caleb. It's not gonna work for you. Just -- please.

Holden: Hal Munson told me that you had car trouble last night. Is that true?

Aaron: Not exactly.

Holden: "Not exactly"?

Aaron: I lost the keys to the car. That's why we got towed back to Oakdale.

Holden: Wait a minute. You're telling me that all this aggravation is from a lost set of car keys?

Aaron: Yeah, I still don't know what happened to them. Alison might've --

Holden: No, no, wait. Don't try to blame this on somebody else. You were in charge. You were driving.

Aaron: I know that, but --

Holden: Why didn't you call me?

Aaron: Because I knew you were gonna be mad. That's why I tried to take care of it myself. Listen, it was a mistake.

Holden: Yeah, you're right it was a mistake. You had half the people in Oakdale worried about their kids last night.

Aaron: Listen, this is not how I planned it out. We were just gonna take Alison --

Holden: Look, I don't wanna hear it about this! All right? There's no excuse for such irresponsible behavior.

Aaron: So I can't even explain? I told Lily I'm sorry I wasn't there last night.

Holden: And you think that that's the end of it? What about defying Craig's order of Lucy not going to the concert?

Aaron: Listen, it was a bad scene, okay? All of it.

Holden: Yeah, you're right it was a bad scene. It was stupid. And it better not happen again! Stupid decisions, stupid behavior, disrespect, lying. There's no room for any of that in my house!

Craig: Your new curfew will be 9:00.

Lucy: What?

Craig: At least until you prove to me that you can be trusted.

Lucy: This is so unfair!

Craig: You should've thought of that before you lied to me and stayed out all night.

Lucy: Aaron lost the keys. It wasn't my fault.

Craig: He lost the keys? That's supposed to make me feel better?

Lucy: We don't know how it happened. Look, we were on our way home, and we got lost. So we stopped off to ask --

Craig: He lost the keys and didn't know where he was going? I'm lucky you got home safe at all, Lucy.

Lucy: You are blowing this way out of proportion.

Craig: Well, look -- maybe so! But if that's what I have to do, that's what I have to do.

Lucy: You're being so mean. I don't know what you want from me!

Craig: All right, look, let's -- let's stop arguing about this and talk, because maybe if we make this more about us and less about you. You know, we need to get back to this -- that place of mutual admiration we had when you first came to live here.

Lucy: The only difference is, is when I first came to live here, I didn't have any friends. Now I do, and you're telling me I can't see them.

Craig: Well, yeah, but the problem is -- that I am having is with the friends that you have chosen. Alison Stewart is a trouble, and Aaron is --

Lucy: -- Is a good person. You have to give him a chance.

Craig: He's off limits. I'm sorry.

Lucy: Can I at least talk to him on the phone?

Craig: No! No, until and if I say it is okay.

Lucy: Do you know what you're doing to me? You're ruining my life.

Craig: Lucy, I don't see it that way. But let me make one more thing clear. If you defy me on this, I will be forced to call your mother and let her take you back to Montega.

Lucy: Every time I do something you don't like, you threaten to send me away. Do you secretly not want me living here? Is that it? Are you already tired of having me live with you?

Craig: Oh. Lucy, having you here gives me something to wake up for every morning.

Lucy: But you'd still send me back to Montega if I don't listen to you.

Craig: If anything should happen to you, I don't know what I would do.

Lucy: You honestly believe that being with Aaron means I'll get hurt?

Craig: I think Aaron is the kind of guy who has very little regard for what happens in society. I think he's an accident waiting to happen, and I don't want you around when it does.

Lucy: If you knew him better, you wouldn't feel that way.

Craig: Well, I don't see us getting real chummy anytime soon.

Lucy: Couldn't you take him out to lunch, just the two of you? Or maybe we could all have dinner together -- Aaron's family and you and me.

Craig: I think at this point, I would like to focus less attention on Aaron, and I need you to do the same.

Lucy: I guess this is the difference between mothers and fathers.

Craig: You think your mother would handle this differently?

Lucy: If Mom knew there was a boy I liked, she'd do everything in her power to try to get to know him.

Craig: A boy like Aaron? Your mother lost Bryant, too, you know.

Lucy: She wouldn't let that get in her way. She'd still do her best to find out why he's so important to me. So you can stop threatening to send me back to her, daddy. I'm calling her myself to come pick me up.

Alison: I heard you discussing me with Hal. He told you he didn't want me around.

Emily: No, no, no, you are misinterpreting our conver -- what were you doing eavesdropping on us?

Susan: More to the point -- what were you doing discussing Alison with Hal?

Emily: This is my house. I can discuss anything I like.

Susan: Not if you were suggesting that she come here to live with you, because I would never agree to that.

Alison: Neither did Hal. He said I was too much trouble.

Emily: You are misinterpreting our entire conversation.

Susan: I knew this was a mistake. I begged you to leave this alone, but you wouldn't listen to me. Would you?!

Emily: I am just trying to make things right for once, mother.

Susan: No, listen, that's enough. I'm tired. We're out of here. We're going home.

Alison: No way.

Susan: Honey, listen, we can talk about this later, just the two of us. Okay, maybe if I explain the way things were --

Alison: There's nothing that needs to be explained. I know exactly what happened. You wanted a baby so you could hold onto Larry, so you had Emily cough up an egg. And then Larry left, and you guys were stuck with me.

Susan: Honey, it's never been that way. I have always loved you, the way any mother would love her baby.

Emily: You were always wanted. From the very beginning, we wanted you.

Alison: I'm not stupid! You can't fool me anymore! The problem with this family has always been, what to do with Alison, the girl nobody wants. Well, guess what, folks -- I don't want you either!

Emily: Alison, wait a minute!

Susan: Alison, stop.

Emily: Alison, you are taking this all the wrong way.

Alison: You did what you had to do. You told me the truth. And now everything from here on is my fault, not yours.

Emily: It's nobody's fault. Don't you understand? We're just trying to find a way to resolve it.

Alison: And you did, Emily. Brilliantly. You wanted to be free of me, and now you are.

Emily: Alison? Alison, wait a minute!

Susan: Let her go. She needs to be alone.

Emily: Alone? The kid's falling apart.

Susan: Well, I never expected her to take this well. If you'd only listened to me --

Emily: No, if you had --

Susan: We could've avoided --

Emily: If I had listened to you, nothing would ever change in our family!

Susan: Well, it certainly has changed now. Are you happy?

Emily: If you could just support me once --

Susan: That's it. I'm out of here. I've gotta be home when Alison shows up.

Emily: You think she's gonna show up? You hope she shows up.

Susan: She'll make me suffer first. She'll stay away as long as she can stand it. But then she'll come back. You know, there is something to be said for leaving well enough alone. Maybe now you'll finally understand that.

Aaron: I never lied to you. I have too much respect to do that to you.

Holden: Yeah? What about saying that you'd be home by midnight? What do you call that?

Aaron: Things happened. The whole night got out of control.

Holden: Yeah? It did for me, too. For the first time since you've been here, I really could've used your help last night. I needed you to look after the kids while Lily and I were at the hospital checking to make sure that this baby was okay. And where were you? Being towed across the Midwest in my truck!

Aaron: I wish I could've been there for you. I didn't know what was going on.

Holden: Do you ever?! All you do is spend time in your grandmother's stable, working on that bike over and over. You talk a good game about going to get a job. But did you ever bother to call anyone who might give you one?!

Aaron: What does this have to do with Chicago?

Holden: You let down your family, Aaron. You let them down last night. And I'm never gonna forget that. Go home. Wait for me there. I still have some things that I need to say to you about all this.

Lily: How'd it go?

Holden: Not well.

Lily: What happened?

Holden: I blew it.

Molly: Since Jake died, every moment of every minute of every day has been nothing but torture for me. And I keep telling myself, "be strong, Molly. There are millions of women who have survived this before you." And I am okay for a little bit, and then, when I least expect it, I get this really sick feeling in the pit of my stomach, because all these thoughts of Jake come flooding back to my head. And my knees get so weak, I have to hold onto something so that I can't fall down. And no crying, though. No, no crying. 'Cause I know that if I do go there, I will never come back. So, yes. Okay, I know that drinking my problems away is wrong. It's bad. It's bad for me, it's bad for Abigail. It's just bad for, like, a million different reasons. But I keep reaching out there for a life preserver of some kind, and it's not there, okay? So for now -- bottoms up.

Carly: Why don't you come and stay with Jack and me for a little while. Maybe being around other people, maybe it'll help.

Molly: What about Abigail?

Carly: Well, she can come, too.

Molly: I can't.

Carly: Why?

Molly: Watching you and Jack. I don't think I can handle that right now.

Carly: Well then, get a room at the Lakeview. Sell this place and move to the suburbs, Molly. You need a change of scenery. Staying here is tearing you apart.

Abigail: Hey, I made the coffee with that special blend you bought. It smells really good.

Molly: No, thank you.

Abigail: Maybe I can turn down the covers. You can take a rest.

Molly: Oh, I'm not tired.

Carly: Why don't we talk some more?

Molly: I don't wanna talk! Okay? No talking. Talking doesn't help. And neither does coffee, for the record. Or watching the sun come up. Okay, I just wanna be alone, by myself, so I can think and do what I wanna do when I wanna do it. Is that so difficult for the two of you to understand? Just please leave me alone.

Carly: I understand. Sometimes other people just get in the way, so I'll go. And I'll call you later to be sure you're okay.

Abigail: Carly -- I'll come with you. And Molly, I'll just give you a call when I'm on my way home. And if you want me to stay out all day, I'll just stay out all day.

Molly: Don't go. I didn't mean to chase you out.

Abigail: It's okay. Whatever you need.

Molly: I don't know what I need right now.

Abigail: Well, you know that I'll do anything you want.

Carly: You know, Molly, it's been such a long night. Why don't you let Abigail make you some toast and I'll turn down your bed and everything else can wait until another time.

Molly: That is a really great idea. Thank you two for putting up with me.

Carly: I could say the same thing to you.

Abigail: Well, I'm gonna go make you that toast.

Aaron: This is stupid, man! Stupid decisions, stupid behavior. I can't even argue, 'cause the guy's right.

Alison: Hey, Aaron, how's it going?

Aaron: It's great.

Alison: You going someplace?

Aaron: Someplace.

Alison: Like, far?

Aaron: Yeah.

Alison: Do you want to tell me what happened?

Aaron: Lucy's dad doesn't want me to see her anymore. And Holden chewed me out about last night, probably wishes I'd never -- never showed up from Seattle, but you know what? I'll just leave now before it gets worse.

Alison: Will you take me with you?

Aaron: Not a chance.

Alison: Please? You and I are kind of in the same boat.

Aaron: How do you figure that?

Alison: I just found out a little while ago that my sister is really my mother.

Aaron: Yeah? It was nice knowing you.

Alison: It's true. My family is a complete joke and I'm some sort of freak.

Aaron: I'm sorry, Alison. I can't help you.

Alison: Can you at least loan me some money? Because one way or another, I'm getting out of here. And I'm never coming back.

Craig: Hey, hey. Sit down. Hmm?

Lucy: Why?

Craig: Because I love you more than anything else on the planet and banging heads with you hurts too much. Do you want to go to Montega? Because in spite of how much I'd miss you, I'm not gonna force you to stay here.

Lucy: I like it here, daddy. I don't want to leave.

Craig: That's -- that's good. That's wonderful. But that doesn't solve our problem.

Lucy: Which is Aaron.

Craig: Well -- no -- he's part of it. But more of it is the changes in you. [Sighs] Since you've met him, you defy every rule I set, you lie to me when it suits you. And when I try to rein you in, you say I'm being unfair. Now, I can't stop being your father and I don't want to stop being your friend. But what am I supposed to do?

Lucy: I have no idea.

Craig: Well, that makes two of us. But we've got to do something here. We've got to reach some kind of compromise.

Lucy: Okay. How?

Craig: Well, we have to gut it out. We just have to sit here and talk until we find some compromise that's agreeable to both of us. You think you can do that, sweetness?

Lucy: All right, daddy. Let's give it a try.

Abigail: Does Molly want me to bring the toast in there?

Carly: Well, ask her. Where is she?

Abigail: I thought that she was with you. Molly?

Carly: Molly?

Abigail: Molly?

Carly: Well, I don't believe this. What did she do, sneak out of here when we weren't looking?

Abigail: No, no. Molly?

Aaron: Look, I've been on the road before. It's not as easy as you think.

Alison: I don't care. I'll do whatever it takes to get out of this place.

Aaron: You gonna go see your father?

Alison: No. I'm gonna go to Las Vegas. And if I need money there, I'll dance at a club.

Aaron: Whatever happened today might not be so bad tomorrow. So before you do anything, why don't you just chill?

Alison: Does that mean you won't loan me any money?

Aaron: I can't.

Alison: Fine. Then I'll get it someplace else -- I'll steal it. But I'm not coming back here, no matter what anyone says.

Aaron: Alison.

[Engine revving]

Lucy: What about inviting Aaron to dinner with Lily and Holden? Will you agree to that?

Craig: Is it that important to you?

Lucy: Yes.

Craig: All right. Provided you abide by certain terms.

Lucy: Like what? You have no contact with Aaron until that dinner. If I deny you permission to do something, you won't go off on your own and do it behind my back. And no more lies. I want full disclosure of everything.

Lucy: All right. Agreed.

Craig: Good. I'll call Lily and Holden and set up dinner. Pleasure doing business with you.

Lucy: I want us to be able to trust each other, daddy.

Craig: I have nothing against trust, as long as it doesn't get in the way of something I want. That's a joke.

Lucy: It's not funny. I've gotta go lie down.

Craig: All right. You go rest. When you feel better, let's have some breakfast, huh?

Lucy: I'd like that.

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