ATWT Transcript Tuesday 8/20/02

As The World Turns Transcript Tuesday 8/20/02

By Suzanne
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Katie: So, they're checking to see if I'm compatible. And if I am, we're going through with this operation.

Margo: No, I'm not letting you go through with this, Katie.

Katie: Margo, you're my sister. I love you.

Margo: Well, who's gonna help you make decisions? If Simon were here, he would never let you put yourself at risk like this.

Katie: Oh, come on. Who are you kidding? Mr. "Let's find the most dangerous place in the world and go there"? He'd sell tickets.

Margo: He wouldn't even let you go to Avanya.

Katie: Huh?

John: How's my worst patient?

Margo: I'm not your patient. I'm your daughter. Tell Katie the answer is no?

John: Actually, Katie is a perfect match. The lab work confirms it.

Katie: Really? All right. So how soon can I give this cranky patient my liver?

Margo: Absolutely not.

John: Listen -- Katie is well aware of the risks.

Margo: John, I'm well aware of the risks, as well. There will be no operation. No live donor. No putting my sister at risk. No. End of the discussion. No.

Hal: She asleep?

Katie: No, just sulking. Hal's here. He wants to visit. Be nice.

Margo: Are they gone?

Hal: Coast is clear.

[Margo sighs]

Margo: I know that Katie means well --

Hal: Well, Katie is Katie. Right? How are you feeling?

Margo: Well, Hal, I'm not quite the dance partner I once was. What are you doing here? Shouldn't you be on your honeymooning?

Hal: Well, we didn't want to push things. And besides, you know, we're a little bit shorthanded. We thought maybe we'd put it off until you got back on your feet.

Margo: Let me look at those eyes. Come here.

Hal: What?

Margo: Let me look at those eyes.

Hal: What?

Margo: What is it? What's wrong?

Hal: What is this? The famous Hughes technique?

Margo: Yeah, it is. I always get my man. What's wrong?

Hal: I'm worried about Will. Barbara's got him. And I really want him back.

Rosanna: Hello. You look happy.

Barbara: Oh, I am. I feel like I'm getting my life back. My legal troubles are over. I have my son. We've moved into a lovely little hotel out by the lake. Will can swim. I can work. That's heavenly.

Rosanna: Well, I'm certainly glad to hear that. Makes what I have to say that much easier.

Barbara: Well, I am way ahead of you there. Look, I know that I've been working on a lot of things. I've got a lot of preliminary sketches here to show you. I realize I'm a little late for cruise wear, but if we jump back into production, I think I can still make market. I'd love to have your input on things. I mean, after all, without your investment, B.R.O. wouldn't even exist today.

Rosanna: Barbara, I think --

Barbara: Rosanna, I am so grateful. You have no idea. I mean, obviously for your investment. But beyond that, for your support, your vote of confidence. I have so many ideas, I can barely get them out on paper quickly enough.

Rosanna: Well, I have bad news. Cabot Motors has to withdraw its investment in B.R.O.

Matthew: Ms. Esteban, good to see you again.

Sierra: Hello.

Matthew: And, Lucy, here. Let me have that.

Lucy: Well, thank you.

Matthew: You bet.

Sierra: Thank you, Matthew. Aaron, can I get you something to drink?

Aaron: Soda's fine.

Lucy: You know, the cook makes the most amazing lemonade iced tea.

Sierra: Well, I'll get you a pitcher.

Aaron: I'm afraid to sit next to you. I feel like there's an alarm about to go off.

Lucy: We're safe. My mother is completely different from my father. I'm sorry I kind of freaked out before.

Aaron: No. It's my fault. I should've never let that paper get in our way.

Lucy: You had to. And your dad was right. The restraining order was legal. If my dad found out that we were close to each other --

Aaron: So what's this about? Me and you in the same room?

Lucy: My mom's willing to give you a chance.

Aaron: That's why she came all the way from Montega? Come on, Lucy. I'm sure Lily gave her an earful.

Lucy: Actually, it wasn't Lily who called. It was Carly. She's on our side. She called my mom and told her that my dad was ruining my life, and that's why she's here.

Carly: So -- you came all the way to the Police station to tell me you'll never be able to look at me again. Couldn't send a letter? Or a telegram? So here we are, together again. And my heart is just breaking, Craig. Tell me, how will I function without your eyes on my face? Who knew that the truth about Lucy and Aaron would set me free?

Craig: The truth about Aaron and Lucy is that they are a mismatch that is dangerous to my daughter. And why you think you had the right to call Sierra and try to spin this disaster into "Romeo and Juliet" --

Carly: No, I don't recall Shakespeare coming up --

Craig: Now I am going to lose my daughter because of you!

Carly: Would you stop that? You -- stop shouting at me. If you want me to talk to you, you should start by thanking me.

Craig: Thanking you? Thanking you for getting my daughter shipped backed to Montega?

Carly: For making sure that your daughter doesn't hate you for the rest of your life.

Craig: My daughter could never hate me for long. She's not made that way. She's kind, gentle, sensitive --

Carly: She's a teenager whose father is acting like a jerk.

Craig: Ah --

Carly: Do you remember that night, Craig? When Bryant -- when he tried to reach you? And you felt so badly that you weren't there for him?

Craig: Why do you think I'm making such an effort now?

Carly: Bryant didn't want you to control his life. He didn't want you to make his decisions for him. He just wanted you to listen to him. To support him. To share what he was going through. That's all that Lucy wants. If you would just sit down and hear her say whatever she wants to say about Aaron, I guarantee that this situation would eventually resolve itself. This is her first boyfriend, Craig. She's not gonna marry him. Just let her know what it feels like to reach out to somebody and share her heart.

[Craig laughs]

Craig: Listening to advice on love from a woman like you is --

Carly: Oh.

[Craig chuckles] a woman like me?

Craig: You know, I don't exactly want my daughter sharing herself around the way you have, Carly.

Carly: Whether or not I should've made that call to Sierra, I did it because a part of me still cared about you. As a person. I didn't like what was happening. I was there, remember, Craig? I was there the night that Bryant died. And I didn't wanna see you lose Lucy, too. But you know something? I think you're right. I think maybe it is too painful to share yourself with somebody who isn't worth it. So go ahead. Lock Lucy away. See where that gets ya. But don't come running to me when she turns her back on you.

Craig: Why would I come to you? You're marrying Jack.

Carly: And you're sleeping with my sister.

Craig: Exactly. So why would I need you?

Carly: I think you do.

Craig: Just stay out of my business.

[Cell phone ringing]

Carly: Hello? No, Detective Snyder is busy. He asked me to take a message. Is this the coast guard? They are? They're all safe, all of them? Rose D'Angelo and Paul Ryan and Simon Frasier, all of 'em? Great. I will give him the message. Thank you so much.

Craig: Come on, Rosanna. Be there. I need you now.

Barbara: You can't do that. We have a contract. You can't just back out.

[Cell phone ringing]

Rosanna: Excuse me. Yes?

Craig: Where are you?

Rosanna: I'm in a meeting with Barbara Ryan, as a matter of fact.

Craig: Call me when you've finished poisoning her coffee.

Rosanna: Just wait. This won't take long. I'm concluding my business with B.R.O.

Craig: As in "bye-bye, Bar Bar"?

Rosanna: Later, okay?

Craig: Listen, I need to see you as soon as possible. I'm heading home.

Rosanna: I'll be there as soon as possible, as soon as I'm done here. Bye. Sorry.

Barbara: That was Craig, wasn't it? That's what this is all about. He wants me ruined.

Rosanna: I've never let anybody make my decisions for me, and I'm certainly not about to start now. So -- here's a copy of the contract that you mentioned. I have marked the pertinent subclause. As you agreed when we decided to formalize our partnership, this contract can be considered null and void after any 30-day period in which B.R.O. neglects to turn a profit. Which is the case as of today, as I'm sure your attorneys will concur.

Barbara: Rosanna, please. Please don't do this to me. I have a son to support. I've spent my entire life building this company, making B.R.O. what it is today. It will fold without your investment.

Rosanna: I'm not unsympathetic, Barbara. Cabot Motors is willing to keep its investment in B.R.O. under one condition.

Barbara: Well, name it!

Rosanna: Sell me your percentage.

Barbara: You want to take over B.R.O?

Rosanna: It's your only option.

Lucy: I thought it was Rosanna at the door, so that's why I didn't care that my dad and I were screaming our lungs out. Luckily, it was my mom, and that's how I got here. I'd called Matthew and told him I was moving in. That's why my dad kind of freaked out. He was practically holding the door shut so I couldn't leave.

Aaron: I never wanted this to happen to you, Lucy. I know you love your dad.

Lucy: I love you.

[Sierra clears throat]

Sierra: Well, here we go. I thought we'd have a little something in here. It's a little cozier. Three people at mother's enormous table, and we'd be using a megaphone to hear each other. Aaron, could you possibly help me with this? Thank you so much. Ah, well, there we go. I hope the two of you understand that the restraining order is still in effect.

Aaron: I didn't mean any disrespect.

Sierra: I know you didn't. And as long as you're here with me, I will consider the order suspended. But the two of you can only be together if I'm in the same room with you. Otherwise, you could be --

Lucy: -- Arrested and thrown in jail, thanks to Dad.

Sierra: Yes. Well, Lucy, why don't you serve your guest?

Aaron: No, I can --

Lucy: No. Iced tea?

Aaron: Thank you.

Sierra: Aaron, I am so glad that you could join us. I know how important you are to Lucy. And I've been looking forward to getting to know you. But I do want to say that I know some of Lucy's father's decisions have been a bit reactive. And I would like to apologize for any distress that he may have caused your family. Especially Lily with the pregnancy and the heat and Rose and Lucinda in Avanya. I'm sure that Craig's crusade has not helped matters at home.

Aaron: Lily has been pretty upset.

Sierra: Well, I'll make sure I give her a call. Anyway, I have heard Craig's side of the story. And now I'd like to hear yours.

Lucy: Well, daddy's been completely un --

Sierra: Lucy, Lucy. Honey, I know how you feel about things, really. And if you want to expand upon it, you'll get your chance. But I think that Aaron deserves a chance. Don't you?

Lucy: Absolutely. And thanks, mom.

Hal: I let Barbara take Will because I know her. She was spoiling for a fight.

Margo: So get her alone and make her see that Will needs both his parents and that a custody battle just hurts everyone.

Hal: I don't wanna put him through that.

Margo: So tell -- help her - [Margo coughing]

Hal: Hang on. Here. Martini. I'm worried about you, Margo.

Margo: Hmm, well, get in line, Hal.

Katie: So we don't tell her. Once she's unconscious, she'll never know.

John: No, no, I am not proceeding with a live donor transplant without the recipient's consent. I thank you for the offer, though, Katie.

Tom: What John is saying is that Margo has to know that the liver is coming from you, and she has to agree to accept it.

Katie: Yeah, right. She's not gonna agree to anything that she knows is gonna hurt me. And we can't argue with her. We don't wanna tire her out.

John: We're getting ahead of ourselves here. And it's my fault. I've been so eager to find a solution, I haven't been objective. And I haven't been fair to you, Katie. We're talking about major surgery to a crucial organ. We're talking about a month of post-op pain. We're talking about exhaustion.

Katie: Yeah, yeah, yeah, let's just get started. All right? We can still look for another liver. In the meantime, doesn't it make sense to start the tests, get me going so I can be plan "b" if we need a plan "b"?

Tom: Katie Frasier. Plan "B." John, do the paperwork. I'm gonna talk to her.

John: Come on, Katie. Let's go.

Jack: How is she?

Tom: She's the same. Were you about to reach Kim?

Jack: Yeah. She's got Casey. He's fine. I left Adam a message, told him that you'd call him later.

Tom: Well, thank you, Jack.

Jack: Hey, it'll be okay.

Tom: Yeah, well, I've never felt more helpless. She's lying in there, and I'm -- I'm out here wearing out the linoleum.

Hal: Right now, Tom, that's your job.

Tom: Well, it's not where I planned to be, Hal. Trust me. I was actually headed to court to have that custody order reversed for you. Hal, how is Will, by the way?

Hal: He's fine. And I don't want you to worry about that. There's more than one way to skin that cat. Right now, Tom, you belong with Margo.

Tom: Thank you. I'm gonna go talk to her.

Jack: She's getting worse, isn't she?

Hal: Yes, she is. Can you hang out here for awhile, Jack? I wanna go see Will.

Jack: You got it.

Hal: Thanks.

Margo: Ah. I'd know that hand anywhere.

Tom: I need you to do something for me.

Margo: Anything.

Tom: I need you. Casey needs you. Adam needs you. Please -- say yes to Katie. Save your life.

Tom: You know, it is okay to help yourself.

Margo: I know that.

Tom: Do you? We're down to the wire here, honey. Tomorrow, you and Katie could be on the mend or -- you could be dying.

Margo: I need to think.

Tom: Okay. Okay.

Jack: Listen, Tom, why don't you take a walk, get some fresh air? I'll hang out with Margo.

Tom: Okay, Jack. I'll do that. I'll just -- I'll just take a walk.

Carly: Jack. The coast guard just called.

Jack: Wait a minute. Slow down.

Carly: They're fine. They're safe. They're all safe. Lucinda and Paul and Simon, they're safe. They're on a coast guard cutter. They're headed for home.

[Jack exhales]

Jack: It's about time we had some good news.

Carly: And Margo? How is she?

Jack: Not good. But Katie's stepped up to the plate.

Carly: Katie?

Jack: She volunteered to donate part of her liver, and she's a match.

Carly: Katie? Craig's sister, Katie? Simon's wife? Blonde, nutty?

Jack: Courageous. It's not an easy ride, this operation.

Carly: Hey, Katie.

Katie: Hi.

Carly: Simon's safe. I just got a call from the coast guard.

Katie: My Simon.

Carly: Yes. And Lucinda and Rose, everybody.

Katie: Oh, good. I knew he'd be okay. He's always okay. But I just got so scared.

Jack: You know what? I'll get a call patched through to the cutter so you can talk to him. And you're gonna wanna tell him about Margo and what you plan to do.

Katie: No, you know, the most important thing is that he's safe. I'll talk to him when he gets back home.

Barbara: B.R.O. is mine. I built it. And I will never sell my shares to anyone.

Rosanna: Well, then you'll be out of business by Christmas. I have done the research, Barbara. The scandals of the past year have taken its toll. The public no longer associates "Barbara Ryan" with cruise wear. They think of you as headlines. Barbara with the black veil. Barbara on trial for kidnapping. Barbara not guilty because she's nuts. Now, my suggestion is you take this money, you take care of your son, and then maybe in a year or two, you try again, maybe under a different name.

Barbara: If "Barbara Ryan" is such an albatross, why do you want it, Rosanna? Because, after all, all you'll be buying is my name. I won't be there to provide designs.

Rosanna: You know, you needn't concern yourself with my reasons, Barbara. I think you just focus on your bottom line.

Barbara: But it's my name. And if you intend to peddle it -- oh, but you don't, do you? You're gonna give it to Craig. That's all he's ever wanted, B.R.O. and now you're just going to give it to him.

Rosanna: Barbara, it is not mine to give.

Barbara: He is not worth it. Wake up, Rosanna! He takes and takes, and it's never enough. He stole his son's trust fund. You know that, don't you? And the night that Bryant died, he went to him and asked him for more money. And the poor kid cracked and drove into a tree. That's why Sierra and he are so tense. You realize that. Because she blames him for Bryant's death!

Rosanna: Now, I appreciate your concern, but it's really unwarranted. Have your attorney look that over. You have 24 hours.

Barbara: Rosanna, please. Please, don't do this to me.

Rosanna: I think that you should consider your priorities. I think that you should consider your son and your freedom and be grateful for what you have.

Barbara: How dare you? I was huge before your father ever left you a dime.

Rosanna: And now you're a failure. So, unless you wanna spend the next seven years in chapter 11, eking out a meager existence in a trailer park, I suggest that you take my offer. Because I think it's rather charitable. You have 24 hours. Think about it.

Hal: You're a tough woman to track down.

Barbara: I'm gonna lose B.R.O.

Hal: Well, since I've heard that about five times in the last year, I'm not gonna worry too much. Now, where's Will? Or have you lost him, too?

Lucy: Daddy would hate anybody I liked. Do you remember in the second grade when I came home and told him I was marrying Diego Sanchez? He pulled out my class picture and started making fun of Diego's shoes. Do you remember that?

Sierra: Lucy, you are not in second grade anymore. And Aaron is a bit older than you, and that would worry any parent. And he's had some trouble in the past, if I'm not mistaken.

Lucy: Aaron's record was sealed. And daddy hired a private eye to dig it up. Even aunt Margo said it was a terrible thing to do. She had a long talk with Aaron. She likes him.

Sierra: Well, I'm glad to hear that. And I hope that you can be as forthcoming with me, Aaron, as you were with Margo. And I'm sure that Lucy will not interrupt.

[Aaron exhales]

Aaron: Well, I got in some trouble back in Seattle, where I used to live. I was caught for breaking and entering. That's what they called it. It was more like me just walking into a house, just imagining what it would be like to live there. It was pretty stupid.

Lucy: And he didn't take anything.

Aaron: Well, I was also -- I got in a big fight. This guy that I knew was beating up this girl I knew. And I was her friend. So -- he didn't charge me with anything. I could've actually charged him, 'cause he almost killed me. And then I left and moved to Oakdale to live with my dad. And that's when I met Lucy, who's been great. And she helped me study for my GED and --

Lucy: Which I know he did great on.

Aaron: I don't like what's happened, Lucy and her father fighting. I mean, it's not good. I don't know what to do to stop it. Is there anything else you wanna hear?

Sierra: Not at the moment. No. And I appreciate you being so open with me. I know that's not easy when you first meet someone. Thank you.

Aaron: Absolutely.

Sierra: But I have to admit that the fight troubles me more than the -- house entering. I don't like violence. I don't think it ever solves anything. And I don't wanna worry that my daughter is in danger because one of her friends can't reason his way through an argument.

Aaron: I would never put Lucy in danger. But I would do anything to protect her, if it came down to it.

Sierra: You're very fond of my daughter, aren't you?

Aaron: Yes, ma'am, I am.

Sierra: Okay, then. Lucy, I guess it's your turn then. Can you think of any approach that would get your father to change his mind? Short of me declaring war, that is.

Rosanna: Hello. What's so urgent?

Craig: Your sister knifed me in the back.

Rosanna: Carly? I didn't realize she was that tall.

Craig: You gotta tell me what you know, what she told you about Lucy and Sierra.

Rosanna: What are you talking about? Carly doesn't confide in me, and I'd love a drink. Thank you.

Craig: She betrayed me, ruined my life.

Rosanna: And now you want me to fix it?

Craig: Yes.

Rosanna: Oh. Well, in that case, you better make mine a vodka. Neat.

Barbara: What is this, "kick barbara when she's down" week?

Hal: Not at all. I'm just concerned about Will.

Barbara: He is not your concern. I am his custodial parent.

Hal: Come on, Barbara. He's my son.

Barbara: And he's happy.

Hal: Not possible.

Barbara: Why? Because your home with your new wife is so superior?

Hal: Because Will's been through hell this past year, and he still hasn't recovered. Now, where is he?

Barbara: He's at a four-star hotel. And don't ask me where he is, because I won't tell you.

Hal: He's alone?

Barbara: No.

Hal: In a hotel?

Barbara: No. He's with a sitter. There's a pool. There's a game room, which he's enjoying immensely.

Hal: Ah. Barbara, I'm glad you're not in jail. And I'm glad that Will has his mother back. And we will work out custody, if we have to, even in court. And I hope he never hears another angry word between the two of us, Barbara. But this has got to change. He can't be alone in a hotel with a sitter all day. He needs other kids, Barbara. He needs Casey. He needs Parker.

Barbara: Who live in homes where his mother is reviled.

Hal: That's not Will's fault. You wanna isolate yourself, I don't recommend it, but that's your choice. But you can't foist that on Will. It's not fair, and I won't let you do it.

Craig: She called Sierra! Made it sound as if I was bluebeard, locking Lucy up in the tower, feeding poor Prince Aaron to the lions.

Rosanna: Carly took it upon herself to call Sierra?

Craig: Thank you. For Lily, it's okay. She's Sierra's sister.

Rosanna: Lily called Sierra, too?

Craig: Before, when I went to Montega, it wasn't a problem. But one call from Carly, patron saint of underdogs, and she listens. And now she's here! And she's dragged Lucy off to Lucinda's.

Rosanna: I think you should just calm down, really.

Craig: She's destroying my relationship with my daughter.

Rosanna: That's not possible, and you know that.

Craig: She blames me for everything from the Crimean war to --

Rosanna: Now, I know she blames you for Bryant's death. I know that. But I know you also think that she's going to think that you're mismanaging the situation and drag Lucy off to Montega, which might not be a bad idea. It would certainly solve the Aaron situation.

Craig: I will not be separated from my daughter.

Rosanna: Nor should you be. Why do you think Carly would do such a thing?

Craig: She said she's trying to save me from myself. That without her interference, my daughter would hate me forever.

Rosanna: So she doesn't want you, but she wants you to think that without her, your life would fall apart.

Craig: Exactly.

Rosanna: And what did you say to that?

Craig: That I never wanted to see her again.

Rosanna: Is that the truth?

Craig: If I wasn't in a Police station, I would've strangled her.

Rosanna: That's awfully passionate.

Craig: She crossed the line.

Rosanna: Well, good. Then maybe you'll listen to my advice.

Sierra: There must be a way to get through to your father. Do you have any ideas?

Lucy: I've tried everything I can think of.

Sierra: Well, then I guess I'll have to go speak to him myself. And I will let him know that I am satisfied that Aaron is a responsible young man and that there is nothing wrong with the two of you seeing each other.

Lucy: Thank you, mom!

Sierra: Wait one second. I am not finished. I am also gonna talk to your father about setting some limits with you, like a curfew, and a limit of how many times the two of you can go out. And I'm gonna expect you to obey these rules to the letter. Do you understand me?

Lucy: Dad is never gonna let Aaron and me see each other at all. He's gonna set these tough rules, impossible rules, just to get back at us.

Sierra: Your father and I will work on these rules together. But you have to understand that your father is going to need to have a measure of control in this situation. And it may seem unfair to you, but you're gonna have to accept it. And when you have shown that you can abide by these rules, then the situation will improve.

Lucy: Well, could we set some sort of time limit? Like, if we're really good for a month, he'll ease up a bit?

Sierra: Your father and I will come up with something reasonable. But at least the two of you could have contact with each other.

Lucy: What if he says no?

Sierra: I don't think it'll come to that.

Lucy: But if it does, what will you do?

Sierra: If it does, I will lift the restraining order myself, and you can stay here with your grandmother until you're ready to come back to Montega.

Lucy: You're amazing. See, I told you she'd figure everything out.

Sierra: But that's not the goal, Lucy. The goal is for you to work these things through with your father. But I have to say it again -- this restraining order is still in effect. So unless I have arranged for the two of you to be here, with me, you have to stay away from each other. Is that agreed?

Carly: Okay. Now, don't get mad at me.

Jack: How do I know this has something to do with Craig?

Carly: He tracked me down at the Police station. Because I did something that, okay, maybe I shouldn't have done. But I did it. I ratted him out to Sierra. Jack, I think that Lucy and Aaron are really good kids who just wanna spend time together. And he's got a private investigator following them around. He got a restraining order. He's gone completely crazy. So I called Sierra. And apparently she came here and took Lucy to Lucinda's. And now he is -- boy, is he ticked.

Jack: Well, how ticked?

Carly: I betrayed him. I ruined his relationship with his child. And he can't even stand to look at me. It's -- it's over.

Jack: Well, that's my girl.

Margo: Oh, Katie, why are you still here?

Katie: Guess what? The coast guard found Simon and Lucinda and Rose, everybody. And they're bringing them home.

Margo: Oh, thank God. I know how worried you were.

Katie: Of course. If I'd lost Simon, I'd feel like Tom if he lost you.

Margo: Oh -- you are so stubborn.

Katie: Me? What about you?

Margo: So, Katie, now -- you know where Simon is, so you can talk to him and explain everything about the -- about the transplant and see what he thinks.

Katie: I know what he'll think.

Margo: Talk to him. You tell him the risks. He's got to approve.

Katie: Margo, listen, I know Simon. If he had a brother who was sick, he would do anything to save him. So he'll understand. I know it.

Margo: Maybe, maybe.

Katie: Look who he married -- me. I've been swimming with sharks and I starved on an island and I got almost gunned down in Malta. I'm just as adventurous as he is.

Margo: Honey, this isn't a competition. It's a marriage.

Katie: I know. Hey, we wouldn't even be together if it weren't for you. And Craig? I think he probably would've been strangled by now. Although he probably would've deserved it. And mama? Nobody would even be talking to her. She'd be all alone. And Tom -- he wouldn't even have his practice. He'd probably be teaching night school.

Margo: No, he couldn't, not if he'd have to stay up past 9:00, huh-uh.

Katie: We need you. I need you. Actually, this is pretty much a selfish act for me, because I don't wanna let you go.

Margo: Don't cry. Don't you cry, Katie, dear. Don't you cry.

Katie: We're gonna get through this surgery. We're gonna live forever, and that's final. I love you. I'll see you soon.

Margo: Katie.

Carly: Hi.

Katie: Hi.

Carly: So how's it going?

Katie: Oh, everything's fine.

Carly: Good.

Katie: What's going on?

Carly: Jack's just trying to get through to the coast guard.

Jack: Yeah, they're almost ready to patch me through. I'm sorry -- say again?

Carly: Hey, Katie?

Katie: Hmm?

Carly: If Jack gets the connection, then you can talk to Simon. You can tell him what's going on.

John: Katie -- I spoke with Dr. Bartlett in Chicago, the expert in live donor surgery that I talked to you about. He can be here on short notice. Have you made a decision?

Katie: I'm ready when he is.

John: Okay. At the risk of repeating myself, thank you very much for saving my daughter.

Katie: Simon will understand this.

Carly: Katie -- Simon should know what's going on.

Katie: I know. But if somebody doesn't help Margo, she's gonna die.

Carly: Well, why does that somebody have to be you? Why can't it be her brother? Has anybody called Craig and asked him to give up a lobe or two? Who knows? It could be the best thing that could ever happen to him.

Craig: Calming down is not an option.

Rosanna: I am not telling you how to feel. I am telling you how to appear. No anger. But no compromises, either. Just implacable. I've seen you in that mode before, and it's very intimidating and damn sexy.

Craig: A la mode or not, Sierra's not gonna be intimidated. She won't be seduced here, either.

Rosanna: Well, thank God for small favors.

Craig: She's gonna offer me some kind of deal for Aaron to see Lucy. And if I refuse, she's gonna take Lucy over to Lucinda's or pack her off to Montega. And if I agree, I'm gonna have that pouting moocher contaminating my daughter in my own living room. I can't win!

Rosanna: No, you can. You just need the right counteroffer.

Craig: Shackles?

Rosanna: Something that makes you look prudent and yet compassionate. Something very "father knows best." Something that Sierra can't refuse. Something that gets you what you want, while at the same time making it look like you're willing to sacrifice your own happiness for the sake of your daughter's.

Craig: Well, I'm open to ideas.

Rosanna: This one is gonna cost you.

Hal: You know, I know why you pulled Will out of the wedding. You wanted a visitation schedule, and it was the last thing on my list. And my getting married didn't help. But Will doesn't understand any of that, Barbara. All he sees is you flying off the handle. And it scares him, Barbara. He's gotta be scared right now, sitting in the hotel.

Barbara: You know, Hal, you gave me no choice.

Hal: You have no patience, Barbara. And this isn't about you. This is about Will.

Barbara: Who needs his mother.

Hal: And that's the only reason that I am not in court right now. Do you think any judge looking at a hotel with a sitter versus the only home that Will has ever known, with his brothers and a normal schedule -- what do you think that judge is going to do? And I don't care how much you pay that hotshot attorney of yours, Barbara. You think about Will. What's best for him? Now, I'm not gonna do that. Not unless you force me. Because he does need you, Barbara. He needs both of us. You know, we used to be good at raising kids.

Barbara: We used to be good at a lot of things.

Hal: So let's fix this. You bring Will home so I can see him, make sure he makes his games on time, hang around with his friends. You make that happen, Barbara. Or I will.

Aaron: Whatever you need me to do to make this work, I'll do it.

Sierra: Well, I realize that Oakdale is a small town. But I think the two of you can avoid running into each other. And, of course, there's the telephone, and there's e-mail. And I will arrange for the two of you to meet here occasionally.

Aaron: Thank you. I won't let you down.

Sierra: Lucy means everything to us.

Aaron: I should go. I wanna go tell Lily and Holden that things are cool. One less thing for them to worry about.

Lucy: You'll call me, right?

Aaron: Yeah. Thank you again.

Sierra: Thank you.

Lucy: So do you like him? Aaron, wait! Hey, thanks for putting up with everything.

Aaron: It went okay. I like your mom.

Lucy: And she likes you.

Aaron: Call you later?

Rosanna: Let Sierra take Lucy back to Montega for a little while. And then if Lucy insists that she's still in love with Aaron, let her come back and see the boy within bounds, of course.

Craig: She'll wait me out.

Rosanna: No, no, it's three weeks! She's 16 years old. I mean, for her, it's gonna be an eternity. Especially if she's gonna be romping on the beach with all sorts of handsome other young, rich men. And she'll have three crushes a week. And Aaron will have moved on. And certainly things will be different by the time they come back and see each other.

Craig: And if they aren't?

Rosanna: Craig Montgomery. Are you telling me that within three weeks, you can't deal with an 18-year-old?

Margo: I told Katie yes. As long as Simon approves.

Tom: Thank you.

Margo: Tom, if anything happens to her --

Tom: She's gonna be fine. Everything's gonna be fine.

Jack: They're patching me through. Yeah, I'm holding.

Carly: Hey, Katie, I admire what you're doing. You have a lot of courage. But Simon should know about this. Even if you're not asking him, even if you're telling him, he should know. He's your husband.

Jack: Katie? Say hi to Simon.

Katie: Oh. Simon, is it really you?


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