ATWT Transcript Friday 7/19/02

As The World Turns Transcript Friday 7/19/02

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Marshall: Walk around a bit, Barbara. I want you to get a feel for the place.

Barbara: It's not my first time here.

Marshall: This will be home base for us. You'll sit there and face forward throughout the entire trial. You will not as much as glance at a spectator or make eye contact with anyone.

Barbara: Why not?

Marshall: It will only distract you. If you feel the need to commiserate, you can call your friends at the end of the day.

Barbara: I don't think that's going to be an issue. After you annihilate them on the stand, I don't think they're going to be answering my phone calls.

Marshall: Put that out of your mind, Barbara.

Barbara: How can I do that? After this trial, there's not gonna be anyone in town who can stand the sight of me.

Will: Mom!

Barbara: Oh, honey, what are you doing here?

Kim: Barbara?

Marshall: It's okay. You can let her in.

Barbara: Thank you.

Kim: Will really wanted to see you so much, I thought maybe if we came a little early, we'd find a quiet moment.

Barbara: Is everything all right?

Will: Yeah, but when I heard you were coming to court, I thought I might be able to cheer you up.

Kim: Bob and I explained to Will that you have a legal problem, and he understands that the court is going to deal with it today, starting today.

Barbara: Aunt Kim is right. They're going to take care of things. You have cheered me up. In fact, you're the best thing to happen to me in a long time.

Lily: You caught me.

Holden: Doing what?

Lily: Trying to contact Rose to let her know that Barbara's trial is starting today. But my telepathic powers are as bad as the phone service in Avanya.

Holden: I don't want you doing that to yourself. Look, testifying today at the trial is going to be stressful enough.

Lily: No, testifying against Barbara is gonna be fine, because I saw how Rose suffered. I just have to tell the truth.

Holden: Unemotionally, remaining completely calm, right? Come on. I want to hear you say it.

Lily: If you weren't so cute about this, you'd be completely annoying.

Holden: Dr. Samuels said that you need to avoid stress at all costs.

Lily: I know that, and it's strange. When you're trying to avoid stress, the stressful situation that you're trying to avoid stress about makes you more stressed out. Do you realize that?

Holden: Nice try.

[Cell phone rings]

Lily: Hello? Yeah, Leah. Yes, I remember you. I met you at one of my mother's fund-raisers. Yes, my stepson is Aaron. He got in a fistfight with your son last night?

Aaron: So how did things go with the baby-sitter this morning?

Lucy: Rosanna is still glaring at me. I can't believe she found out I went to that party to meet you. At least there's no chance of her telling my dad.

Aaron: Why not?

Lucy: He'd think she fell down on the job. He'd be disappointed that she let me get into trouble, and that's the last thing Rosanna wants.

Aaron: So are you saying we finally got a break?

Lucy: I know I did. So what do you think?

Aaron: Looks good.

Lucy: Oh, you'd better say that. I'm never taking it off.

Aaron: That's what I was hoping you'd say.

Emily: I knew you were a romantic, Hal, but last night, you outdid yourself -- Hal? Hal? Tick-a-tick-a-tick.

[Emily screams] oh, you scared me half to death!

Hal: Gotcha!

Emily: You faker! You were awake the whole time!

Hal: Hey, I can't risk taking a nap around you. There's no telling what you're gonna do to me.

Emily: Oh, excuse me, excuse me. Sorry. Are you complaining?

Hal: Nope. Far from it. So far, everything you've done to me has been extremely satisfying to me.

Emily: More like perfect. You know what? Especially since -- oh, yeah. That definitely took my mind off of Barbara's trial.

Hal: What can I say? You know, making up is something we've always done very, very well.

Emily: Yeah, but does that mean we can't keep practicing?

Hal: No, no.

Emily: I'm sorry. Excuse me. I've got to get up. I've got to get my phone. I've got to put my phone on.

Hal: What about practice?

Emily: Well, just let me put my phone on.

Hal: Why?

Emily: Because the D.A. said they might call me about the trial. And I have a message. Huh. Okay.

Alison: It's Alison.

I don't want to bother you or anything, but I really need your help, and I need

it bad.

[Answering machine beeps]

Mike: Molly, it's Mike. If you're there, will you pick up?

I have this image of you in my head, and you're hovering next to that answering machine,

listening to me babble on and on.

So if you're there, please pick up. Pick up, pick up, pick up!

All, right, I got the message. Look, I know it's late, and I know that this is unexpected,

and my voice is probably the last thing you want to hear, but I couldn't go to sleep

without telling you something. I just want to tell you - sweet dreams.

Molly: You keep me from getting any damn sleep.

[Molly sighs] Jake? I know you're not watching me as closely as you used to, okay? But if you are out there, if you can hear me at all whatsoever, could you please do me a favor and tell this Mike Kasnoff guy to leave me alone?

[Knock at door]

Mike: Good morning.

Molly: Thanks a lot. You know what? You shouldn't be here, okay? Because we have nothing to say to each other.

Mike: You're speaking for yourself or for me? Give me two minutes.

Molly: For what?

Mike: Old time's sake, new time's sake. My sake. Yours.

Molly: Look, I'm sorry I'm not dressed, okay? I was just --

Mike: You look fine. I know you weren't expecting anyone.

Molly: Would you mind telling me how you got my number?

Mike: Turns out we know people in common.

Molly: Really? Like who?

Mike: You know, I got the note you left me at the bar. I guess you've got something against good-byes.

Molly: Well, it was just time for me to go home, and I figured that's all you needed to know.

Mike: I disagree, okay? There was something happening between us. I felt it, and I know you did, too. Then all of a sudden, you just ran away from me.

Molly: No, I didn't run away from anything, okay? All I did was come home to my daughter, to my life.

Mike: Okay, but why then? We finally had last names, we -- we made the Oakdale connection I thought those things would bring us closer, but I -- I guess they pushed you away.

Molly: No, you know, actually, you don't know anything about those things, so don't even try to guess.

Mike: Then tell me. Be honest. Why did you take off so suddenly?

Molly: Because of your last name.

Mike: Why? Did you have a stockbroker named Kasnoff?

Molly: Mike, the person that gave you my number isn't the only person we have in common, okay? My best friend, who also happens to be my cousin, is a woman that you used to -- used to be extremely close to.

Mike: You're kidding me. What's her name?

Molly: Carly Tenney.

Mike: Carly Tenney is your cousin? Wow. Uh, that's -- "mind blower" doesn't quite cover it.

Molly: Yeah, I know, Mike. That's why when you told me your last name, I couldn't even catch my breath.

Mike: Then why didn't you say anything?

Molly: Oh, like what? What? "I know your entire history." Yeah, all the gory details.

Mike: You do?

Molly: Carly and I are very close. She didn't leave out a thing.

Mike: Rosanna?

Molly: I know all about it.

Mike: And the baby?

Molly: That, too. This is more than I want to deal with right now, okay? So I am sorry if it hurt you, but at least now you know.

Mike: Right. And, um, that's definitely a step in the right direction. But what happened all those years ago has nothing to do with us.

Molly: Oh, my God. You asked me a question, and I answered it, okay? And thank you for the time in New York, but please don't contact me again.

Mike: That's it? You're just gonna close the file on us?

Molly: We have nowhere to go. There's no place for us to go, so I don't want to hurt your feelings or anything, but I need to ask you to leave.

Mike: Sorry. I can't do that.

Lily: Yes, Leah. Yes, I know. I know there are two sides to every story, but --

Holden: What is this about?

Lily: This woman says that Aaron got into a fistfight with her son last night and that Aaron is responsible.

Holden: Really? Well, let me talk to her. I don't want you dealing with this.

Lily: I'm gonna put Aaron's father on, yes. Hold on.

Holden: Hi, this is Holden Snyder. I was just -- hello? She hung up.

Lily: I'm not surprised. She's one of those Country club snobs who thinks everybody owes her everything.

Holden: Did she say what happened?

Lily: She said her son, Chase who goes to Yale -- he's a junior -- got into a fight with Aaron last night and that Aaron attacked him at the Old mill at some party.

Holden: I don't buy it. I don't think it happened.

Lily: Well, it's not as if Aaron hasn't acted on impulse before. That's why he's here in town.

Holden: If he got into a fight, I'm sure that it was for a good reason. It was probably all in self-defense.

Lily: Wait a minute. I know you're protective of him, and so am I, but don't let it cloud your judgment.

Holden: Meaning what?

Lily: Well, there are questions. We need answers. It is a possibility that Aaron is responsible for this.

Holden: Yeah, well, I can't accept that, not yet.

[Cell phone rings]

Alison: Hello?

Emily: Ali, it's me. I got your message. Is everything okay?

Alison: No, not -- not really.

Emily: Well, you said you needed help.

Alison: I do. Something terrible has happened, and I just can't seem to shake it.

Emily: Sweetie, what happened?

Alison: I found out Aaron and Lucy were lying to me. It was the last thing I expected, and it just broke my heart.

Emily: Oh, sweetie. I know how awful it is when you find out that your friends haven't been honest with you, but try not to fall apart, okay? These things have a way of working themselves out.

Alison: Not this time. I need to see you, Emily. I went to Hal's, and no one was there.

Emily: Oh, well, that's 'cause Hal and I are at the Lakeview, but we're gonna be home later today.

Alison: Do you think I could come over? Forget it, I -- I didn't just say that. You don't want me barging in. You want to be alone with Hal.

Emily: No, no, no. Sweetie, listen, if you need to -- if you need to come over right away, it's no problem. Just come on over.

Alison: Are you sure it's all right with Hal? 'Cause I don't want him throwing me out. I don't know if I could take that.

Emily: Of course it's all right with Hal. He cares about you very much. Um, we're in room 611, so we're expecting you, sweetie.

Alison: Thanks, Emily. Bye.

Emily: Hal --

Hal: The next time I want to be alone with you, I'm gonna fly you to Australia or Sri Lanka or someplace.

Emily: She was upset. What was I supposed to do?

Hal: I'm only kidding. You did the right thing. Did she say what she was so upset about?

Emily: Something about Lucy and Aaron lying to her. She didn't say why.

Hal: Probably giving her some of her own medicine.

Emily: I couldn't turn my back on her, Hal. She sounded helpless.

Hal: She's about as helpless as a six-ton bulldozer.

Emily: I know that she can be intense.

Hal: Emily, she was playing you.

Emily: I'm fully aware that Alison's not your favorite teenager, and she has this terrible sense of bad timing, but she's part of the package -- my package -- and I'm not gonna let you -- I'm not gonna let you push her away from me.

Will: After all this is over, can we start doing things together again?

Barbara: Of course we can. We can do anything you want to do.

Will: 'Cause I was thinking of going to the movies, 'cause whenever I go with dad, he puts too much butter on the popcorn.

Barbara: Oh, yeah, he does, doesn't he? Well, we can see every movie in town, and you can have any kind of popcorn you want. How's that sound?

Will: Cool. Can't wait.

Barbara: Me, too.

Kim: Okay, pal, I think we probably should leave now or you're gonna be late for Matt's party.

Barbara: Yeah. Okay, sweetie-pie, don't worry, okay? Don't worry about anything.

Will: I'll try.

Barbara: Yeah. Okay.

Kim: Okay, sweetheart. See you later. I love you.

Barbara: I love you.

Will: Bye, Mr.. Travers, and please do a good job for my mom today.

Marshall: You can count on it, Will.

Will: Thank you.

Marshall: Nice boy.

Barbara: He's incredible. And I have hurt him terribly so many times, and if I go to jail, it will simply destroy him all over again.

Marshall: You won't. It's important you believe that.

Barbara: I do. I do.

Marshall: Look, our strategy is sound. Our preparation thorough. This day belongs to us and no one else, Barbara. I need to see the court clerk. You try to relax.

Barbara: Oh, my God. "J.S."?! These are all from James!

Hal: Emily, the last thing -- the last thing I want right now is another battle over Alison. She needs help. You want to provide it. I'm behind you 100%.

Emily: And I know her timing is terrible, and I know she's intense.

Hal: No, no, no. I mean it. I'm fine with Alison coming up here. I'm at peace. I am fine with everything.

Emily: Thank you. I promise I'll make it quick.

Hal: Where are you going? I want to practice.

Emily: I've got to go get dressed.

Hal: Why? Alison can't possibly --

[knock at door]

Hal: Where was she, in the lobby? Alison, hi.

Emily: Hi.

Hal: Come on. It's great to see you. Come on in.

Alison: Are -- are you sure it's okay?

Hal: Oh, I'm positive.

Emily: Ali, come in. Come on. I want you to take a deep breath, sit down, tell me everything that happened with Lucy and Aaron.

Alison: Okay. [Alison sighs] they told me they broke up, but the whole time, they were sneaking around together behind my back, and when I finally found out, I felt so stupid. Why couldn't they trust me?

Emily: Well, I'm not -- I'm not saying they're right, but maybe they remembered you taking their picture, you know, on Aaron's motorcycle, and they felt, you know, you betrayed them.

Alison: Big deal. That was, like, ages ago, Emily.

Hal: But you did show those pictures to Lucy's father, right?

Alison: Well, I guess you haven't forgotten. Did you hear that, Emily? Your fiancé is like my worst enemy.

Hal: Now, that's not true, Alison. In fact, I'd kind of like to be your friend.

Alison: Oh, really? Well, you could have fooled me.

Hal: Emily, would you mind if Alison and I had a couple of minutes alone? I think we need to clear a couple of things up.

Emily: You know what? I -- I don't think that's such a great idea.

Hal: Oh, I don't think Alison's gonna hurt me.

Emily: Don't hurt him.

Hal: Now, the last time that we were together, we were in the middle of this big argument between Emily and your mother, and I took a stand, and I kind of shooed you away and made you go home. But now, that's not because I don't like you.

Alison: Then, Hal, does that mean that you do like me?

Hal: Yes. Yes, it -- it means that I like you very much. As a matter of fact, I'm sure that as we get to know each other a little bit better, we will like each other even more.

Alison: This is really scary. I mean, you hate me so much, you can't even lie about it.

[Hal inhales]

Lucy: There's something I don't want to tell you, but I probably should.

Aaron: Is this about last night?

Lucy: Chase's mom told Rosanna about the fight.

Aaron: It doesn't matter.

Lucy: You don't care? I thought you'd be upset.

Aaron: No, I'm cool. I mean, as long as you're okay. Lucy, as long as we're close, everything else doesn't matter.

Lucy: So weren't you about to kiss me?

Holden: Aaron?

Aaron: Hey. You guys are here early.

Holden: We had an early appointment with Dr. Samuels.

Lucy: Oh, how are you feeling?

Lily: Fine. Thank you for asking.

Holden: Do you think we could have a few minutes alone with Aaron? It's kind of important.

Lucy: Oh, sure. Of course. I was just in the neighborhood jogging, and I stopped by.

Lily: Mm-hmm.

Lucy: It was nice seeing you again. Bye.

Holden: Do you know a guy named Chase?

Aaron: Yeah, why?

Lily: His mother says you beat him up at a party last night.

Lucy: That's not what happened. Chase grabbed me, and Aaron pulled him away.

Holden: You were there, too?

Lily: Isn't that crowd a little old for you, Lucy?

Aaron: Lucy was only there to meet me.

Lily: You couldn't meet anywhere else?

Lucy: Well, we weren't going to stay at the party. We were going to take a walk by the river.

Holden: Then why didn't you?

Lucy: Look, Chase isn't a nice person. So his mother probably isn't, either. You can't let her blame Aaron for this. You just can't!

Aaron: Lucy, I -- I can take care of this myself.

Molly: Look, I don't want to insult you or anything. But knowing all your Oakdale history doesn't necessarily make me want to be closer to you. In fact, it kind of does the opposite.

Mike: I just want to be friends.

Molly: Well, you can't.

Mike: Why not?

Molly: Because. Because after my children, Carly is the next closest person in my family. Okay? I love her. And she has done over a million things for me, and I can't do anything that would hurt her.

Mike: Carly and I have been over for years. How could that hurt her that you and I are friends?

Molly: I don't know, okay? But I'm not about to take that chance.

Mike: Okay, you can't think she'd be jealous.

Molly: No. No. She has a man, and she's perfectly happy. You can put your ego right back in your pocket.

Mike: Hey, hey, I'm very happy for Carly. You know what? Give me her number, and I'll call and tell her so myself.

Molly: You want to call her?

Mike: Yeah. And when I talk to her, I'll tell her that I met a wonderful woman and it turned out to be her cousin. And isn't this a small world? And everything will be fine.

Molly: You think it's that easy?

Mike: Yeah.

Molly: All right. Let me tell you about how small this world really is. After you're done talking to Carly, you can hang up the phone, pick it back up and call her sister, Rosanna.

Mike: Rosanna? What does she have to do with this?

Molly: She lives about five minutes from here, Mike. Maybe you can go pay her a visit? See? Like I was saying, this is just too much for me to deal with right now. Okay? So I think the best thing that you can do for everybody is just go back to New York.

Mike: You know what? I'll call Rosanna first and then Carly.

Molly: Mike, this is crazy. This is crazy because Carly already know that we met, okay?

Mike: You didn't mention that.

Molly: Well, I would have.

Mike: What did she say?

Molly: Well, you know her. You know Carly. What do you think she said?

Mike: "Go for it."

Molly: Or words to that effect.

Mike: You see? I told you they wouldn't be a problem.

Molly: It doesn't matter, Mike. Because I'm the one that's not comfortable with it.

Mike: Why?

Molly: Because -- because I am somebody right now that I have never been in my life, okay? And I don't really know how to be that person yet.

Mike: Don't you want some company while you get used to the new you?

Molly: Are you always like this? So completely unable to accept anybody's feelings but your own?

Mike: It depends on which feelings you mean. All right? The ones you have today or the ones you had when you were in New York? All right, when we danced. And we joked with that bartender. And we talked to each other like we had been doing it for years. If you want me to leave because you're afraid, you know what? There is nothing I can do about that. But don't turn me away without admitting that something happened between us in New York. Those days together touched you as deeply as they touched me.

Hal: Why don't we start with me apologizing for the way I handled the situation in my kitchen the other day. I got caught up in the moment, and I probably overstated my case.

Alison: Are you still chief of detectives?

Hal: I am.

Alison: And you're apologizing to me, a kid?

Hal: Oh, part of the deal is you can't spread it around. Okay?

Alison: Sure.

Hal: You know, once Emily and I get married, you and I are gonna be related, and there's gonna be no getting away from each other.

Alison: Yeah, I thought about that. So, Hal, what do you want to be? My brother-in-law or my stepfather?

Hal: Why don't we just call me your pal?

Alison: Okay -- Hal the pal.

Hal: Okay.

[Hal chuckles]

Emily: Okay, I heard laughing. Everyone okay?

Hal: Uh, Alison?

Alison: Not too bad.

Hal: "Not too bad"? I'm gonna take that as a rave. Now if you ladies will excuse me, I have a face to shave.

Emily: Oh, no, no, no, no, no. I tried listening through the door, but I couldn't hear a word. What happened?

Alison: He was nice.

Emily: Good. Good. So I think the two of you are gonna work this out.

Alison: I guess. You don't have to hang out with me, Emily. I know you have to go testify against Hal's wife.

Emily: Ex-wife! Hal's ex-wife. And I will always have time to listen to you. So what's up?

Alison: Well, I already told you about Lucy and Aaron. What else is there to say?

Emily: Anything you want. Anything that's on your mind.

Alison: I just don't get why all this bad stuff keeps happening to me. What, am I like this total loser?

Marshall: I believe these are mine.

Barbara: Why is James writing to you? He's going to hurt me, isn't he? I want to know!

Marshall: You've hired me to defend you in court. My time and expertise are available to you. The contents of my briefcase are not.

Barbara: He's here, isn't he? He's here in Oakdale. Maybe he's right here in this room waiting for the right time to strike.

Marshall: I strongly suggest you cease being paranoid and focus on the task at hand.

Barbara: He is meticulous. And patient. And he has a plan, and I bet it's right here in those letters!

Marshall: Leave it alone!

Barbara: Don't you understand? I stabbed him, and the man lived! And he's gonna punish me for it. And it's going to be terrible!

Marshall: Do you see Mr. Steinbeck in this courtroom, Barbara?

Barbara: I feel him. Close. He's near.

Marshall: I'll ask you again. Do you see Mr. Steinbeck in this courtroom?

Barbara: No.

Marshall: Then you must put him out of your mind, as if he no longer exists. You must pull yourself together and start acting like an innocent woman who's unjustly accused of a crime. Because if you don't, no one, even me, will be able to keep you out of jail.

Lily: Lucy is 16 years old. She should not have been at that party. Hey --

Aaron: Lily, I told you we weren't --

Lily: I know what you said. It's what you do that concerns me. First, you take her to Chicago and you guys end up out all night, doing God knows what. Then you take her to this inappropriate party, the girl gets assaulted, and you get into a fistfight? I mean, these "accidents," Aaron, are becoming a pattern. This is how you respond to me? Pretending that I'm not here? You know, Chase's mother is having -- is threatening to have you fired from the Country club. I'm willing to defend you, but you have to start making some changes.

Holden: Lily --

Lily: I'm sorry. I've said what I needed to say.

[Lily sighs] oh, I was too hard on him. Let me just go back in there and talk to him.

Holden: No, I will take care of Aaron.

Lily: It's just that I'm concerned about him, and I get upset because I care about him so much. Will you please tell him that?

Holden: Just do me a favor. Go back to the house, just try to relax. Have yourself a cream soda, okay? I'll handle it.

Holden: Lily didn't mean to get into your face like that. She just said those things because -- because she cares about you.

Aaron: Everything she said is true. I mean, everywhere I go I cause trouble.

Holden: That's not necessarily true. You made a few mistakes. It happens.

Aaron: Yeah, when it was just me it was okay, but now -- now I'm screwing up Lucy's life. Maybe I should just try to stay away from her as much as I can.

Holden: Now, hold on a second. Listen --

Aaron: I gotta go.

Emily: Boys are gonna be falling at your feet soon enough. Just give it time.

Alison: I don't want "boys," Emily. I want Aaron.

Emily: Well, he's taken. And continuing to chase him's only gonna make you feel miserable.

Alison: I really thought I had a chance. When Lucy and Aaron said they broke up, I just figured, "all right, here's my turn," you know?

Emily: Well, listen, you just gotta forget about him, at least for now.

Alison: Well, is that --

Emily: Believe me, it's best.

Alison: Is that what you would've done when you were my age?

Emily: No, but I wish I would've, because when I had my heart set on a guy, oh, I was like a pit bull. I would do anything. I would just never give up.

Alison: Like what? What would you do?

Emily: Oh, I don't know, all sorts of stupid things. I remember once I pretended to lose something that wasn't really lost, of course, and I asked him to help me look for it. And when we couldn't find it, I broke down crying so he could comfort me.

Alison: Wow, that's brilliant.

Emily: Yeah.

Alison: Well, what else would you do?

Emily: I remember this guy that I had a total crush on, but he had a girlfriend that his parents didn't like. So they used to sneak around with each other, you know, not wanting to get caught. So I pretended that I wanted to help them. You know, so I offered to be his cover date. Do I need to keep explaining? Before he knew it --

Alison: -- He was yours.

Emily: Totally!

Alison: That's a really good idea.

Emily: Well, not really. I mean, at first it was a great idea, but those kind of kooky schemes, they always end up backfiring.

Alison: Oh, yeah, I know. But also, people today are a lot smarter than they were when you were young.

Emily: Right. You know, Ali, as far as Aaron and Lucy are concerned --

Alison: Thanks so much, Emily, for letting me come over.

Emily: Sweetie, are you sure you don't want any room service?

Alison: No, no, no, I already ate. And plus, you and Hal need to be alone.

Emily: All right, well --

Hal: Someone mention my name?

Alison: I really gotta go. Thank you. Bye.

Emily: Bye.

Hal: Hey, well, I guess you said the right thing, huh?

Emily: I must have. But with Alison, one never knows.

Mike: Put your hand up against mine. Please. I work all over the world. I've been doing it for a couple years. I don't attach myself to people because I know that I'll be leaving soon. But that's who I am, and I've liked it that way -- until I met you.

Molly: I can't give you what you want, okay? I don't know how else to say that.

Mike: Maybe it was the love that you felt for Jake and your kids. But you changed me, Molly. For the first time in my life, I have been thinking about a permanent address.

Molly: Mike, I'm a mess. I was a mess in New York. You felt sorry for me, okay? Don't confuse that for anything deeper.

Mike: You're wrong. The only person that I felt sorry for was myself. When I watched you fill up with love when you talked about Jake and your family, I regretted that I have never felt that way about anyone.

Molly: Well, I was lucky. You'll get that, too.

Mike: I already have been. I made a friend in New York who practically turned my life around. You got a good reason why I should throw that away? I still haven't heard it.

Molly: How about this? How about the fact that you're lying, Mike, and you don't even know it?

Mike: What do you mean?

Molly: Because you keep saying that you want to explore this thing with us, okay? You call it a friendship, a connection. But I know better than that. You are looking for love, and you're hoping you've found it with me.

Mike: So what if I am? Does that make me someone to be avoided at all costs?

Molly: Yes.

Mike: What if you didn't? All right? What if you just put aside these fears and took down some of these roadblocks and gave the two of us a chance? What is the worst thing that could happen, Molly? And if you have got the courage to go there, what's the best?

Lucy: Kind of early for you, isn't it? You usually sleep till noon.

Alison: I was worried about you, all right? I wanted to see how you were doing after last night.

Lucy: I'm okay. But I'm not so sure Aaron is.

Alison: Why? What -- what happened?

Lucy: Chase's mother called Aaron's parents and told them about the fight. Everyone's mad at Aaron, and it doesn't stop there.

Alison: Lucy, that's awful. You know, I really wish you would have told me you and Aaron were still together.

Lucy: Look, I already apologized for that. I don't need you piling on the guilt.

Alison: I'm not doing that -- honest. Listen, if you and Aaron want to be together, I think I found out a way how.

Lucy: What are you gonna do, make us invisible?

Alison: Better than that. Lucy, have you ever heard of a cover date?

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Barbara: He's writing about me in those letters, isn't he? He wants me put into jail, and he has a strategy to get me there.

Marshall: That's absurd. Our case is --

Barbara: -- Is worthless! All of your planning, all of your strategy -- it means nothing!

Marshall: I'm getting you out of here.

Barbara: No, you stay away from me. You stay away from me. I will not have my family and my son watch me be destroyed. If I am going to jail, I will do it on my own terms.

Marshall: What are you saying?

Barbara: I want you to call Jessica Griffin. You tell her that I want a deal. You see, your trial was over before it started, Marshall. I'm going to plead guilty.

Molly: You know, I have -- I've really stopped trying to predict the future, 'cause I realized I'm really bad at it.

Mike: I'm asking you to consider the possibilities. All right, what if we packed a picnic and spent the day at the lake? All right? Or stayed up late watching TV? Or, I don't know, we just cried on each other's shoulders, told stories about our past? Would that do us any harm? No. Only good.

Molly: You're acting like we were just a couple of guys on your construction crew that went out and slammed a couple brewskies, but it wasn't like that for us, and you know it. We were headed someplace in New York, Mike. Someplace that was --

Mike: That was what? Don't be afraid, Molly. Just give it a name.


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