ATWT Transcript Wednesday 7/31/02

As The World Turns Transcript Wednesday 7/31/02

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Chris: Is this the part where we --

Abigail: Talk?

Chris: Discuss options?

Abigail: Shut up, doc.

[Abigail laughs]

Chris: What?

Abigail: Nothing, nothing.

Chris: A guy can take that seriously.

Abigail: I'm sorry --

Chris: No, you're not.

[Abigail laughs]

Abigail: Sorry, you're right. I'm not. Um, you -- you and me, and especially in that towel. What are you doing?

Chris: If you have to ask, I've lost my touch.

Abigail: Wrong again, Hughes.

Chris: Too weird?

Abigail: Nice weird.

Chris: Very nice weird. I missed that smile. You know I still love you, Abigail. No, not love-love -- more like special connection.

Abigail: Like veterans of war?

Chris: Yeah, sort of.

Abigail: There is no one like you.

Chris: I'll take that as a compliment.

Abigail: I thought you would.

Chris: It was, wasn't it?

Abigail: I'm gonna go check on your clothes.

Chris: Is that a yes?

Abigail: Just don't get in any trouble while I'm gone.

Chris: No promises. She kept it.

Molly: Abigail, I got some of your favorite cook --

Chris: Hi, Molly.

Jack: Sure you want steak knives?

Carly: That's what's on the menu.

Jack: I thought we were serving up Molly.

Carly: Watch it, buster.

Jack: Honey, people don't like to be ambushed.

Carly: I'm not ambushing anybody. I'm just giving two people I care about a little push.

Jack: Over a cliff. You know how raw Molly's been since Jake died.

Carly: And that's exactly why she needs somebody to talk to.

Jack: Well, she's got us, doesn't she?

Carly: That's not what I mean and you know it.

Jack: So you're stacking the odds in Mike's favor. Oh, I am gonna love this.

Carly: Love what?

Jack: Watching you squirm.

Carly: I never squirm.

Jack: Well, you better hurry. Your victim's waiting.

Carly: Mike!

Mike: Hey.

Carly: Thanks for coming.

Mike: I hope you like merlot.

Carly: Oh, I do.

Mike: And I picked up something for you boy. It's a race car.

Carly: Oh, that's really nice of you. Thanks. He'll love it. Come on in. Jack Snyder, meet Mike Kasnoff.

Jack: Nice meeting you.

Mike: Same here. Carly's told me a lot about you.

Jack: Yeah, I heard you grew up in this place.

Mike: Yeah, actually just driving down the streets brought back a lot of memories.

Carly: Jack's done a lot of work on the house.

Mike: Wow, it looks great. This place always had a warm feel to it. Still does.

Jack: Can I get you something to drink?

Mike: A beer.

Carly: Let me get that for you.

Mike: So who's the fourth?

Jack: Carly, Mike asked who's joining us.

Carly: Parker, of course, if he ever wakes up. He was playing with a friend all afternoon and might sleep through the night.

Jack: Yeah, he crashed in his bedroom.

Mike: Mind if I take a peek?

Jack: No, no problem at all. You just go --

Mike: Yeah, I know where it is. I'll try not to wake him, all right?

Jack: No, no problem at all. Wouldn't want him to miss dinner. Maybe I should ask Parker how he likes his ribeye.

Carly: Keep it up. Keep it up.

Jack: The guy is gonna know that something's up.

Carly: Yeah, and by the time he realizes, there'll be nothing he can do about it.

Jack: Why don't we just tell him that Molly's invited to dinner?

Carly: Because he'll bolt before Molly gets here and that can't happen. She's trying to prove to everybody how brave she is. That's why she blew him off before, and now they're both miserable.

Jack: Oh, yeah, Mike looks like he's a total mess.

Carly: Like guys ever show it?

[Jack laughs] Don't worry, honey. I know exactly what I'm doing.

Jack: Oh, face it, beautiful. This whole thing's a train wreck waiting to happen.

Carly: Well, at least you won't be bored.

Jack: Bored? But I am a great cop. Before this night is over, I'll have you all figured out.

Holden: Lily --

Lily: Holden! I have been calling your cell phone and there's been no answer. What's going on?

Holden: I'm sorry. My cell phone died, and I didn't have my charger.

[Holden sighs] It wasn't Aaron.

Lily: Oh, thank God. When that hospital called and said they had a DOA, Aaron's age, I just prayed.

Holden: I know. I could barely hold it together in that waiting room. I saw the kid's parents as I was leaving.

Lily: It must have been awful.

Holden: Yeah. Yeah, it was. Any word from Jack?

Lily: He talked to the state police. There's been nothing. No news.

Holden: When I see the kid, I don't know if I'm gonna hug him or slug him.

Lily: This is what Julie and Caleb went through, I'm sure, when you took off on them. We should call Seattle.

Holden: No, I don't think he went back there.

Lily: They need to know what's going on, Holden.

Holden: Lily, let's just give it a little more time. Okay? Aaron will come back here. Lucy's here and he's got it bad for her.

Lily: Okay, if he comes back, who's to guarantee that he's gonna stick around?

Holden: We'll convince him to stick around.

Lily: Oh, really? Even when he finds out that Craig will never let him see Lucy again?

Aaron: I should get out of here.

Lucy: Not yet.

Aaron: If your father catches us here, we're smoked.

Lucy: Alison said she'd cover for us at Emily's wedding. We'll be able to see each other and everyone will think you're Alison's date.

Aaron: But your father's not gonna want me anywhere near you once Rosanna opens her mouth about what happened at the Old mill --

Lucy: Rosanna won't talk. She knows -- she rats us out, I'll rat her out.

Aaron: Did I miss something here?

Lucy: Plenty. But it's all under control. I'll explain later.

Aaron: Sweet.

Lucy: Very sweet.

Craig: Get your hands off my daughter!

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Carly: Mike is gonna thank me for tonight.

Jack: Hmm, and Molly, too?

Carly: Yes, she will -- eventually. Look, I'm not being insensitive. I know how much Molly loved Jake. It was the forever kind of love. Our kind of love. And in one split second, it was ripped away from her. So, okay, maybe she doesn't have room in her heart right now for somebody new --

Jack: So you're grabbing the nearest crowbar and you're making room for Mike?

Carly: Molly opened up to Mike in New York all on her own. Why do you think the guy came back to Oakdale?

Jack: Listen, if Molly is gonna let Mike into her life, if she will do it, but she'll do it in her own time and in her own way.

Carly: Or maybe she just needs to know that we think it's okay. That we don't think it's too soon.

Jack: There's no turning back tonight. Is that what you're saying?

Carly: That's right. It's full steam ahead. And Mike and Molly are going to have a wonderful evening.

Jack: Come hell or high water.

Mike: Sorry, Jack, I'm gonna have to take a rain check on that beer. I can't stay.

Chris: I know how this must look, but it's not what you think. Not even close.

Molly: I love the ducks. Really. Can I get you anything? Soda? Beer? Pants?

Chris: No, thanks. Abigail's getting my clothes out of the dryer.

Molly: Oh, good. That makes me feel much better.

Chris: I heard about Jake. I'm really sorry.

Molly: Thanks.

Abigail: You talking to yourself --? Molly, hi!

Molly: Hi, yourself.

Abigail: You're back early.

Molly: Yeah, well, I'm not known for my good timing.

Chris: I should change.

Molly: Good idea.

Abigail: Molly, Chris and I were playing paintball. I got his clothes all dirty.

Molly: Paintball! Oh, of course, paintball! What was I thinking?

Abigail: I know what you were thinking. But we were just hanging out. So how was your trip to Bay City? The girls? Did they like the coloring books I sent them?

Molly: Honey, they loved them. And they colored some pages for me to bring back for you.

Abigail: So how did it go?

Molly: Fine.

Abigail: You don't look fine. Was Marley okay with you being there?

Molly: Marley was great. Actually, she had Bridget and Michelle all dressed up in those little overalls that Jake and I got them for Valentine's Day.

Abigail: Well, did you take pictures?

Molly: Lots.

Abigail: So, what happened?

Molly: Well, it wasn't any one thing, really. You know, I guess I just had this fantasy that I was gonna go there and Bridget and Michelle were gonna come and wrap their arms around me and say, "Mommy, I love you. Mommy, I miss you. Mommy, look at my new shoes. Read me some books, Mommy!"

Abigail: Didn't they?

Molly: No. No, they didn't. See, because I don't think they think that I'm Mommy now. I -- because they're living in the moment. You know, that's what kids do. I mean, how can I expect them to hang on to a time that they barely remember. And they're supposed to bond right now with Marley and her husband and Donna. And so I guess the best thing for me to do, really, is just to step back and be their "Molly." You know, just show up and be this really nice lady that shows up once in a while with some presents.

Abigail: Can you do that?

Molly: Who knows? You know, I mean -- I'm still trying to figure out if there's life after Jake. Honey, listen, I -- I know some things can't be real, and there's something I know for sure, okay? You and me, we are a family. Jake's gone, and our lives are never gonna be the same way ever again. So we can't just walk around pretending that we want everything to be okay just because that's the way we want it.

Abigail: Yeah, I know.

Molly: What I'm saying is, I think that we both need to take it slow for a while. Okay? We have to live alone before we even ever think of letting somebody else into our life again.

Craig: Go to your room, Lucy.

Lucy: No.

Aaron: We can explain --

Craig: I don't want to hear it.

Lucy: That's not fair.

Craig: Life is not fair. Go to your room.

Lucy: Not till you listen.

Craig: Listen to what? How this punk put you into danger again? How he got you into trouble at a binge party at the Old mill?

Aaron: It wasn't like that --

Lucy: It wasn't even his idea.

Craig: It's time to go, Mr. Party.

Lucy: Who told you? Rosanna?

Craig: This isn't about Rosanna! It doesn't matter how I found out. What matters is that the rules were broken.

Lucy: We didn't do anything wrong! Aaron was protecting me.

Craig: You come near my daughter again, motorcycle boy, I'll put you on a one-way bus to Seattle.

Alison: I've been looking for you! You said you'd pick me up, like, a -- a half an hour ago.

Craig: And what are you doing here, Alison?

Alison: Looking for my boyfriend. Oh, didn't Lucy tell you? Aaron and I are together now.

Abigail: Molly, I can do that.

Molly: I want to help.

Abigail: Aren't you supposed to go to dinner at Carly's?

Molly: Since when has Carly been on time with anything?

Abigail: You know, I think you were right before when you said we should slow things down. I mean, I miss Jake sometimes, too. And it makes me feel off-balance. Like I need to grab onto something to keep myself from falling. I guess that's not a very good position to be in when you're making a decision on life, or love, or whatever.

Molly: You're right, it's not. And, honey, I'm sorry it's taken us so long to have this conversation. I've obviously not been a very good mother.

Abigail: You have been a great mother.

Molly: No, I haven't. Some mothers are smothering, and some just aren't there enough, and -- honey, I feel like -- I've let you down so many times, you know, I don't have all the answers for us right now, okay? But I do know this -- that I would be a damn fool if I would try to take on any big decisions right now when the small ones are tripping me up.

Abigail: So we can tread these waters together for a while?

Molly: Oh, I would love that.

[Laughter] Well, come to Carly's for dinner with me.

Abigail: Oh, I've got studying to do.

Molly: Do you and Chris have plans?

Abigail: No. No, go have fun. I'll be fine.

Chris: I should get out of your way.

Molly: You know, don't rush off on my account. Okay, 'cause I was leaving anyway.

Chris: Did Abigail explain the whole -- ?

Molly: Yeah, and if I didn't mention it before, welcome home. But, Chris, next time, take my daughter to a movie. I'll see ya later. I shouldn't be home real late.

Abigail: Okay.

[Door shuts]

Chris: How's she doing?

Abigail: Better, I think.

Chris: Do you wanna grab some dinner?

Abigail: No, thanks.

Chris: You wanna make out on the couch?

Abigail: Ha! Very funny.

Chris: You gotta laugh out of it before.

Abigail: I have a lot to read.

Chris: Do it later. Come on.

Abigail: Oh, and tarnish my sparkling GPA?

Chris: Your GPA looks just fine to me.

Abigail: Okay, I have an idea. Sit down on the couch.

Chris: Okay, sounds good so far.

Abigail: Close your eyes.

Chris: All right. Where are we going with this?

Abigail: Relax. I'm gonna tell you where we're going.

Holden: If Craig has a problem with Aaron, he should bring it to me. He should not take it to you!

Lily: It only became a problem when I opened my big mouth about the fight at the Old mill.

Holden: I'm sure he teed off on Aaron.

Lily: He's trying to protect his daughter.

Holden: From Aaron?

Lily: He is very serious about keeping them apart.

Holden: Lucinda was pretty serious about keeping us apart, too.

Lily: It's not the same.

Holden: Oh, yes, it is the same. Craig's convinced that Aaron is not good enough for his daughter. And I know what that's all about. But you know what? I never gave up. And if Aaron's feelings are half as strong for Lucy as mine were for you, he's not gonna give up either.

Lily: You weren't Aaron. You didn't drop out of school. You didn't run away. You didn't have a police record.

Holden: Okay, fine. I get your point.

Lily: Aaron is a good kid. He's just not responsible.

Holden: And I know what it's like for people to judge you unfairly when you're trying to convince them otherwise! The bottom line here -- Aaron has nothing to prove to Craig Montgomery.

Lily: Well, what about us? What about his family? What about himself? He doesn't call, he doesn't tell us where he's going. This is just wrong!

Holden: Lily, he's scared. And when you're scared, you don't think straight. He thinks that we want him out of our lives!

Lily: He is in a pattern. He had a pattern with Julie and Caleb and now he's repeating it with us. I'm sure Julie and Caleb sat up at nights going, "where is this kid? What is he doing? What's gonna happen next?" And now he's doing the same thing with us. And it's just too much. It's too much for you, it's too much for me --

Holden: Okay. All right. Fine, fine. What do you want me to say? That you're right? You're right. But Aaron is a part of us.

Lily: And that scares me. Because people like David and James Steinbeck, they're outsiders. And when they come into our lives and cause problems for our family, that makes us stronger. That makes us fight harder. But when it's one of our own causing problems, it does the direct opposite. It tears us apart.

Alison: Come on. I don't want to be late for the movie.

Craig: They got plenty of popcorn. So what's the deal, Lucy? Is Alison here telling you the truth?

Lucy: You don't care about the truth.

Craig: Are Alison and Aaron together or is this just bad improv? Huh?

Lucy: You heard Alison.

Craig: So this tender scene I interrupted --

Lucy: I was hugging Aaron good-bye. He came over to tell me about Alison, and -- I wished them both the best.

Craig: You're awfully quiet, Aaron.

Alison: Well, what do you expect the poor guy to say?

Lucy: It's hard enough, okay? Don't make it worse.

Aaron: I never wanted to hurt you, Lucy. I'm sorry.

Alison: Aaron left town because things weren't working out between him and Lucy. But he and I have always had this attraction -- so when he came home --

Aaron: Lucy, I'm sorry.

Lucy: I know.

Alison: We'd better be running out. We're gonna be late.

Aaron: Are you okay?

Lucy: I'm okay.

Alison: Aaron --

Aaron: Okay. Fine.

Alison: Is it okay if I borrow that dress for a little while longer?

Lucy: No problem.

Alison: You're the best. Come on. Bye, guys.

Craig: Good-bye. So she takes your boyfriend and your dress home?

Lucy: Are you happy now? You got your way, Daddy. Aaron and I are over. And don't say it's for the best.

Craig: Okay. But I do think, sweetness, that in time, you're gonna realize that there are plenty of fish in the -- you know --

Lucy: You know, I thought it was so cool to have you as a father. But you just want me to think like you and be like you! The last thing I ever want is to turn out like you!

Mike: Carly, I love that you're trying to set me and Molly up --

Carly: Great. Have your beer. Relax. Let nature take its course.

Jack: "Nature" -- "nature" is her way of saying, "do it or else."

Carly: What's wrong with giving things a little nudge in the right direction?

Mike: I tried, all right. Molly shut down.

Carly: Of course she shut down. She just buried her husband.

Mike: Exactly. Look, I can't make Molly ready for a relationship.

Carly: So you want a relationship?

Jack: Carly --

Mike: I just want to hang out with her, have some fun. You know, it's just a case of the right thing at the wrong time. It happens.

Carly: If you let it.

Jack: I'm warning you, man, she's not gonna take any prisoners.

Mike: You guys have a great evening. It was nice meeting you, Jack.

Jack: Yeah, you too. You stop in again before you head out of town, okay?

Mike: Definitely. Thanks.

Carly: Coward.

Mike: Carly, there are some battles that you just cannot win. All right? I'll see you soon.

Carly: You better.

Molly: Mike.

Carly: And fate takes a hand.

Mike: I was just heading out.

Molly: Carly invited me over dinner.

Mike: I know. Me, too.

Carly: Hi, cuz. Now, don't freak out. I just thought it would be really nice if the four of us got together and kicked back for a while.

Mike: Maybe another time.

Molly: Mike, please stay.

Holden: We're gonna be fine. How can I make you believe that?

Lily: Find Aaron, shave his head, put him in military school and get rid of the motorcycle, buy a nice, four-door sedan with some wood paneling on the side.

Holden: I think you ought to take a step right back down to earth.

Lily: Well, you asked me a question. I'm giving you an answer.

Holden: Hey, come on. You can't change who the boy is.

Lily: I don't want to. I really don't. I just want peace.

Holden: Well, look at it this way -- maybe we can use what Aaron's going through now as an example of what we'll experience with Luke and Faith.

Lily: Don't ever say that again. Bite your tongue. We'll never make it.

Holden: We are gonna be fine. We have been through worse.

Lily: Yeah, I know. But we always started on the same page. My priority is our family and this baby that I'm carrying inside of me. That is my top priority. And your top priority right now is protecting Aaron.

Holden: I can't separate him from you or the kids. And it is unfair for you to ask me to do that.

Lily: All I'm asking is for something, a little something. Maybe just a little consideration. That's all. And if he cannot do that, I have to tell you there's a part of me that just hopes he never comes back.

Chris: Terrible. So wait and see?

Abigail: Yeah.

Chris: These are your words of wisdom?

Abigail: Hey, if you want a chart or a timetable, go cruise Oakdale for one of those anal types.

Chris: What type are you?

Abigail: I'm a girl who just wants to keep things simple from now on.

Chris: Do I complicate things?

Abigail: All guys seem to complicate things.

Chris: So you're throwing out your day planner.

Abigail: Yep.

Chris: No more long-term goals.

Abigail: Not for a while.

Chris: Or serious commitments.

Abigail: No, not one.

Chris: I give you a week.

Abigail: What, like you're gonna have all the time in the world. I'll probably see you more if I get wheeled in on a stretcher.

Chris: It's not gonna be that bad.

Abigail: It's gonna be worse. Which means you'll just have to lighten up every once in a while. Get out, have some fun, live day by day.

Chris: Are phone calls allowed?

Abigail: Only if they're random and unexpected.

Chris: Random's cool. Any other hidden rules, things I should know?

Abigail: Nope.

Chris: All right. Well then, I'll talk to you tomorrow. I mean, whenever. Okay, I'm outta here. I got a case review I'm gonna look over.

Abigail: See, wasn't that easy?

Chris: Piece of cake.

Abigail: Well, later.

Chris: Later.

Abigail: Yeah, piece of cake.

Jack: The steaks are about ready to come off.

Carly: Oh, great. I just have a few things to finish up in the kitchen. Jack, why don't you give me a hand?

Molly: I'll do it.

Carly: No. No, really, you don't know where everything is.

Molly: So you'll show me. Really, it's the least I can do after you went to all this trouble, Carly.

Jack: You having fun yet?

Mike: I've been more relaxed.

Jack: Oh, good. I thought I was the only one.

Mike: You seem pretty cool with things.

Jack: Yeah, it's the first thing they teach you in the academy, how to stay cool under pressure. See, cops call what Carly just pulled off a conspiracy.

Mike: Yeah. Her heart's in the right place. I just -- I can't get a read on Molly.

Jack: She didn't have to stay. Listen, do yourself a favor. Don't read too much into it. 'Cause as soon as you think you've got them all figured out, they go and change the rules anyway. Come on, help me get these steaks off.

Mike: All right.

Jack: Excuse me.

Carly: Sorry. I'm not pushing.

Molly: Oh, no. Not much at all. "Mike, why don't you sit next to Molly? Mike, doesn't this color look great on Molly?"

Carly: Well, it does. Would you just relax?

Molly: Okay, relax. I am so relaxed.

Carly: Do you want to kill me for setting you up tonight?

Molly: Yes. But after I eat.

Carly: Mike is a really good guy.

Molly: What are you, his agent?

Carly: You could do a lot worse than him.

Molly: Or his mother?

Carly: All right, look, hang me, okay. I just want to see you happy again. And not right now, not this minute. But one day.

Molly: When is it that we know when one day is?

Carly: You knew with Jake.

Molly: I knew everything with Jake.

Jack: Steaks up. Everybody take their seats.

Mike: May I?

Jack: You're making me look bad, Mike. Here you are, gorgeous. All right.

Carly: A toast. Here's to good friends -- old and new.

Carly: So who wants some more dessert?

Mike: I'm stuffed.

Molly: I will never say a bad word about your cooking ever again.

Jack: I taught her everything she knows.

Carly: Oh, yes, you did. How to defrost, how to use the microwave, how to dial the phone for takeout.

Mike: Hey, whatever works.

Jack: So, have we convinced you to stick around a little while longer?

Mike: I just don't know how long I can stay. I got a few jobs that might be coming through in New York, so --

Carly: You should stay. You should stay long enough to see Molly do the local news when she goes back to work.

Molly: I haven't even talked to Kim about that yet.

Mike: Like I said, we'll see what happens.

Jack: So you've been camping out at the Lakeview? How's that treating you?

Mike: It's nice.

Carly: If you can get past some of the clientele. What? What'd I say?

Mike: I think she's talking about me running into Rosanna.

Jack: How about those cubs? Mike, you follow baseball at all?

Carly: All right, all right, I can take a hint.

Molly: You know, I think I need to go home. Abigail's there alone, so --

Carly: No, no. You said that she was with Chris. So maybe they went out.

Molly: I don't think so. No, thank you for the steaks. They were great.

Jack: Let me walk you out.

Molly: Jack, I think I can find my way to the driveway. Stay.

Carly: I'll call you tomorrow.

Molly: Thank you.

Mike: It was good to see you, Molly.

Molly: You, too.

Mike: I should be going soon myself.

Carly: Yes, good. Go, hurry up.

Jack: That was subtle.

Carly: Yep.

Mike: Thanks for dinner.

Carly: Come on, beat it, fella. Hurry up, before that lousy car of hers starts for a change.

Mike: I was afraid you left.

Molly: No. Actually, I just came out to catch my breath. You know, hanging out with you in New York was one thing, but here, with Carly and Jack having dinner -- it's a lot of memories.

Mike: You and Jake have a lot of dinners here?

Molly: Look, I didn't mean to go there.

Mike: I just got the feeling it had more to do with you and me.

Carly: You can get down on your knees and apologize to me later.

Jack: For what?

Carly: For being wrong. Admit it, there is major potential there.

Jack: That's why Molly couldn't wait to get the hell out of here.

Carly: Did you see her eyes? She was practically begging Mike to follow her.

Jack: I thought it was a fear and flight thing.

Carly: Come on. What is wrong with me wanting everybody I love to be as happy as we are?

Jack: Everyone except your sister?

Carly: I said everyone I love. Ro-zilla can fend for herself.

Jack: You're busted, Carly. It took me a while, but I finally put it all together.

Carly: You put what together?

Jack: You snag Mike for Molly, you get the added bonus of twisting the knife in Rosanna's back. Remind me never to get on your bad side.

Carly: I don't have a bad side, g-man. Wanna see for yourself?

Lucy: Is this a bribe?

Craig: Well, yeah, of course, it's a bribe. It's also an apology. I know you're hurt. I know how much Aaron meant to you.

Lucy: How many times do I have to say it? I don't wanna talk about Aaron.

Craig: I know, sweetness. When my first love was over, I was pretty crushed, too.

Lucy: You just don't get it, Dad.

Craig: I'm not gonna ground you for sneaking out to that party. I think you've been through enough. And you're safe, and that's all that matters.

Lucy: Whatever. Can we just eat now?

Craig: Sure, I don't care. You know, it wasn't gonna last anyway. Alison Stewart and Aaron have much more in common. Those two are made for each other.

Alison: What are you so mad about? Lucy's dad bought our act.

Aaron: You should've stayed out of it.

Alison: But as long as her father thinks that you have another girlfriend, you and Lucy can go off sneaking together whenever you want to see each other.

Aaron: I don't want to sneak off.

Alison: How about, "Thanks, Alison"? Fine, be a total jerk. I don't care.

Aaron: I didn't ask you to follow me.

Alison: I didn't do this for you, Aaron. I did it for Lucy. Look, I messed up when I showed those pictures to her dad of her on your bike. I was a rotten friend, but I wanted to make it up to her.

Aaron: Look, I'm sorry. I just don't like the lies.

Alison: Like I do? We just have to pull it together. All we have to do is be convincing. Act like we're hot for each other, let people think that this is a real deal. So stop getting all James Dean on me, and tell me where you're gonna take me for our first date.

Holden: Faith went down before I even had a chance to finish the story.

Lily: Thank you.

Holden: Well, you don't have to thank me for taking care of our kids.

Lily: I just -- it's my way of saying I'm sorry.

Holden: You don't have to apologize for what you feel.

Lily: I'm stressed. Until you've been to the gates of hormone hell, you won't completely understand. Aaron being here has been difficult, but that doesn't mean that I want him gone.

Holden: Well, you sure made it sound like you did.

Lily: I just don't need the added pressure right now.

Holden: Lily, it's a package deal.

Lily: I'm not asking you to choose between Aaron and your other children.

Holden: Yes, you are. And I understand why you're doing it, but I'm telling you right now, it's not an option. I love you more than anything else in the world, and I would do anything for you and for the kids. All I have to do right now is try and pull this family together. And that includes Aaron. And if you can't accept that, well, then, I don't know where we go from here.

Carly: They're still out there.

Jack: Would you get away from there?

Carly: It's a really good sign.

Jack: It's none of our business.

Carly: You just can't stand being wrong.

Jack: Wrong? Was I wrong about you wanting to stick it to Rosanna?

Carly: Rosanna is crazy about Craig. Or just crazy. It's hard to tell the difference.

Jack: That relationship has a shelf life of about five minutes.

Carly: New subject.

Jack: You are so good at this, it's scary.

Carly: What? Good at what?

Jack: Dodging the issue.

Carly: We have an issue?

Jack: No, not us. You, with your sister.

Carly: Look -- when Rosanna and Craig crash and burn -- and believe me, they will crash and burn -- Rosanna will want somebody on the rebound.

Jack: Mike?

Carly: She'll zero in. But too bad. By then, Mike will be so love with Molly that he won't give Rosanna a second look. And poor Rosanna will just have to pack up her things and find consolation with a cabana boy at the five-star resort of her choice.

Jack: You've got it all figured out, don't you?

Carly: Yes, I do.

Jack: What happens when your plan falls short?

Carly: It won’t. I've got fate on my side.

Jack: Fate now?

Carly: Yeah. Why do you think Molly met Mike in New York? There is a higher power at work here, Jack, and you cannot argue with a higher power.

Jack: Do I look like I'm arguing?

Carly: No. And that is because you're a very smart man, Jack Snyder.

Jack: Yes, I am.

Mike: I don't want you to get the wrong idea about Rosanna.

Molly: Mike, I'm not leaving because of Rosanna.

Mike: Are you sure?

Molly: I'm leaving because I'm gonna take my own advice for a change. Abigail and I had a talk earlier about slowing things down in our lives. That doesn't mean that I didn't have fun tonight.

Mike: You know Carly worked pretty hard to put this together for us.

Molly: Do you know what would serve her right? If we pretend to have a huge fight and I fly out of here.

Mike: Or we could give her what she's been waiting for. Nah. We'll keep her guessing.

Molly: What do you have in mind?

Mike: A drive out in the country.

Molly: I have my own car here.

Mike: You have a toy. Let's go, McKinnon. I'm gonna show you what a real car can do.

Aaron: I gotta talk to Holden. I gotta let him know that I'm home.

Alison: Oh, great. We'll practice our act on him, see if we can make him believe that we're into each other big time.

Aaron: Another day, okay?

Alison: If you keep on doing it this way, you and Lucy are gonna be history.

Aaron: Okay, fine. Okay, we'll play it your way. But don't push it, Alison.

Alison: When did I ever "push it"? Don't answer that.

Lily: Holden, are you in there? Oh, Aaron.

Craig: You gonna finish that?

Lucy: It was great. I'm just not that hungry.

Craig: Hey, hey, hey. You know, your heart is not gonna be broken forever, lullaby.

Lucy: Just don't tell me Aaron and Alison are perfect for each other, okay?

Craig: No, no. I know you feel betrayed.

Lucy: If he's with her, it's because he doesn't like being around me when you're putting him down all the time.

Craig: Well, the -- oh, sweetness, that kid is a trouble magnet.

Lucy: You don't know him, Daddy. And just 'cause we're not dating doesn't mean I don't like him. He's not a bad person.

Craig: Well, he's already going out with your "best friend." What does that tell you about his character?

Lucy: There's nothing wrong with his character.

Craig: I know that right now, you can't see things too clearly.

Lucy: I see them better than you. You think Aaron isn't good enough for me because he doesn't have money. Why is Rosanna so great for you? Because she's loaded with it?

Craig: I have money of my own. And by the way, Rosanna Cabot is a lot more than a bank account. She is a wonderful, caring woman.

Lucy: Do you wanna what she's really like, Daddy? Do you wanna know what a liar and a sneak Rosanna Cabot really is?

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