ATWT Transcript Thursday 10/24/02


As The World Turns Transcript Thursday 10/24/02

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Isaac: Weren't you saying just a couple weeks ago that Jessica was acting kind of distant?

Ben: Yeah. Well, I -- I took your advice, okay? I gave her some time. You were right.

Isaac: Mm-hmm. Did she tell you why she lied?

Ben: Yeah. Yeah, we got everything out in the open, and she apologized. She was just under a lot of stress with the election. You know, her mind was in a million different places.

Isaac: So, once again, I've dragged you kicking and screaming into a better relationship with your woman. No, there's no need to thank me now. Just remember me at birthdays and Christmas, and remember who has more insight where the other half is concerned.

Ben: No, no, no. I remember that it hasn't been smooth sailing for you all the way. See, I was in Scotland, remember?

Isaac: Look how that turned out. Hey, baby.

Bonnie: Hi.

Isaac: We were just discussing some of the more confusing aspects of your gender.

Bonnie: Hmm, and as usual, I'm sure you both were getting it wrong. Mm-hmm. Wrong.

Ben: Well, I would like to stay for the argument that I know will soon follow, but there is a very beautiful woman waiting for me.

Bonnie: Oh.

Ben: Ooh, you look incredible.

Jessica: Thank you. You may touch. As a matter of fact, I insist you touch.

Ben: Why don't we just dance, so I don't have to let go?

Jessica: Sounds good to me.

Isaac: Should I turn the lights down low for those two?

Bonnie: They are so beautiful.

Isaac: Perfect match. Solid, too. Now that they've finally given in to the inevitable, I don't think there's anything that can tear 'em apart.

Henry: Oh, good evening, all. Isaac, I'll have the usual, my good man.

Isaac: Now, behave, Coleman.

Henry: Ooh, behave. I'm just gonna keep it down to two tonight. Or maybe two dozen. I haven't quite decided. I'm just kidding with you, man. Come on, relax.

Bonnie: My, my, Henry, aren't we looking plush?

Henry: Yeah, business is good.

Bonnie: Good. Listen, I never thanked you for tipping me off about Marshall. Thank you.

Henry: Well, you're very welcome. Have you spoken to the future long arm of the law lately?

Bonnie: No. Marshall said everything was cool between us, so I'm just leaving it at that.

Henry: Okay. Well, cool or not, our world will never be safe as long as Paul is running around like a loose cannon. Marshall does not take kindly to shots across the bow.

Paul: All right, I'm here.

Marshall: That was fast. You must be convinced I have something to offer.

Paul: Well, if you don't, you're wasting my time, and yours. So are you gonna give up Steinbeck, or do I have to cause a public scandal with the surveillance tape?

Marshall: I already told you I don't want Jessica hurt. That's the only reason why I'm willing to lose this game.

Paul: When is James returning to Oakdale? Are you gonna tell me or not? What's that?

Marshall: The answer to your question. A telegram from your old man.

[Phone rings]

Emily: Hey.

Hal: It's okay.

Emily: I got it.

Hal: I got it. Munson.

Jack: It's me, Hal. Did I wake you?

Hal: No, Jack. I just got back from the hospital. What is it?

Jack: Are you sitting down?

Hal: I haven't sat down for bad news all year, Jack. Just hit me over the head with it.

Jack: Aaron Snyder escaped custody.

Hal: What the hell is going on down there? How?

Jack: Someone must have opened his cell door. We're not sure who. Maybe someone with the janitorial crew. How they did it, I don't know, but the kid's gone.

Hal: Put out an APB.

Jack: I will. I just wanted you to be the first to know.

Hal: Keep me posted. Damn it!

Emily: What's going on? It's not Will, is it?

Hal: No, Will, he's stable. It's Aaron Snyder. He managed to bust out of jail.

Emily: What? How in the world did he do that?

Hal: Steinbeck escaping custody I can almost stomach, but a 17-year-old kid?

Emily: Well, Hal, he didn't pick the lock. I mean, obviously somebody had to help him. A station --

Hal: No cop in my squad. The set of keys I keep in this drawer, did you move them?

Emily: No. Why would I do that? Those are your work keys. Oh, dear -- dear God.

Hal: What?

Emily: I just had a very interesting conversation with Alison a few minutes ago, right near that drawer.

Hal: She knows about these keys?

Emily: I mean, she's seen you put your keys away at the end of the day.

Hal: Well, I guess we know who busted Aaron Snyder out of jail.

Lucy: If you could have seen his eyes, grandmother. There was like this light went out inside of him, and he doesn't think anybody else can help him.

Lucinda: Aaron's eyes, I know. But it's a temporary despair. Sweetheart, Holden is not going to let anybody -- Hal Munson or anybody -- railroad his son. And Jack's a good guy and he's gonna get to the bottom of what we know are false accusations.

Lucy: But are you gonna help?

Lucinda: Didn't I go all the way down to the Police station in the middle of the night? Every --

Lucy: Thank you.

Lucinda: Oh, darling child. I'm going to jump into the fray first thing in the morning, all right? Now, I'm tired. Can I go to bed, please? And you, please, turn in and I'll come and I will tuck you in and I will kiss you the way I used to when you were little 'cause I love you.

Lucy: Okay.

Lucinda: All right.

Lucy: Good night.

[Knock at door] Alison, what are you doing here?

Alison: Come out here for a minute.

Lucy: Look, Alison, what --

Alison: You don't want to say no to me about this. Come on. Come on.

Lucy: What? What's this all about --

Alison: Ta da!

Lucy: Aaron, I don't believe it! How did you get out? I didn't know they set bail again.

Aaron: They didn't.

Lucy: Then --

Alison: Jail break.

Lucy: What?

Alison: Well, you said we had to spring Aaron, so I got him out. How good a friend am I?

Aaron: I wasn't gonna leave without saying good-bye.

Lucy: Leave?

Aaron: I wanted to let you know that I'm gonna go find a place where we can be together again.

Lucy: Like where, Aaron? No place is safe. You broke out of jail.

Alison: Don't lecture the man, Lucy.

Aaron: I got a buddy back in Seattle. He goes to Webster University in St. Louis. I figure I can crash there for a couple days.

Lucy: Then what?

Aaron: I don't know, Lucy. But if I stay here, and they put Will Munson in a witness box, he's gonna point the finger at me.

Lucy: But he's lying! Tom will make everybody see that.

Aaron: I can't take that chance.

Alison: Of course not. Hal will just find some other way to send Aaron back to jail, which is why we should really go -- the sooner the better.

Aaron: Wh -- what?

Lucy: Yeah, what?

Alison: Don't everybody look all shocked at once. You're gonna need some help on the road, Aaron, and I can't stay here. I helped you escape. The cops are gonna be after me, too.

Alison: I know I'm only in vocational school, but can we do the math here? How many people helped Aaron out of jail? One. That would be me. How many people sat around on their French-manicured nails moping around granny's mansion while I risked my entire future trying to help a friend out? That would be you, Luce. And besides, if I go with Aaron, I could be a lookout, I could run interference. I could do all kinds of things so he doesn't get caught again.

Aaron: Alison, I really appreciate you getting me out of jail --

Alison: I don't want to hear any "buts."

Aaron: But if you leave right now, you can cover yourself before people start asking how I got out.

Lucy: Aaron's right.

Alison: "So go home, Alison, like a good little accomplice."

Aaron: Alison --

Alison: Forget it!

Aaron: I'm going alone, okay? I don't want to get anybody else in trouble here. Look, Alison, you're awesome, okay? I'll never forget what you did. I owe you for the rest of my life. But please, go. I need to talk to Lucy.

Alison: Don't get caught, okay? And don't get shot. Hal will have every cop in the country looking for you.

Aaron: I'll be careful. Lucy, I don't know how I'm gonna say good-bye to you.

Lucy: Don't. Don't say anything. Just hold me.

Jack: All units should be advised that the fugitive is riding a black 2002 Honda shadow, Illinois plates. He's a minor, he's nonviolent. I repeat, nonviolent. He's scared, probably a little desperate, but he's not dangerous. This isn't the collar to make bones on. Just bring him in.

Craig: Jack, do you have a minute?

Jack: No, I don't, Craig.

Craig: I was just leaving the office when Carly happened to mention that Aaron Snyder has been arrested.

Jack: That's right. Will Munson gained consciousness long enough to point the finger at Aaron.

Craig: So, you booked your own flesh and blood?

Jack: Yes.

Craig: About time.

Jack: But now he's gone.

Craig: What?

Jack: He escaped.

Craig: He what? Does Lucy know, Holden?

Jack: No, Holden's got Lily to deal with. I wasn't going to wake them up until I know more about what's going on.

Craig: Well, is Lucy with him?

Jack: I was hoping you would tell me she's safely tucked in at your place.

Craig: No, no. She's supposed to be at her grandmother's. Please, Lucy.

Lucy: I can't let you go.

Aaron: Lucy, you don't have a choice.

Lucy: Don't make me say good-bye to you. I won't do it! We swore we'd be together no matter what.

Aaron: I'll call you when it's safe. Come on, don't be sad, please. It's just for now.

Lucy: You don't know that. We don't know what's gonna happen.

Aaron: Lucy, I don't know what else to do, okay? This stinks, but I don't want to spend another minute without you.

[Phone rings]

Lucy: Then I'm coming with you.

Aaron: No. No, no, no. That's crazy. No. No. Okay, stay here until things calm down. I promise I'll find a way to be together with you again.

Lucy: I don't believe you. Not that you wouldn't try, it's just I have this awful feeling in my stomach that if you leave now, I'm never gonna get to see you again.

Aaron: No, Lucy, we can't think that way.

[Cell phone rings]

Lucy: Hello?

Craig: I called Lucinda's line, but there was no answer. Now, where are you?

Lucy: I'm okay, daddy.

Craig: Sweetness, that's not what I asked. Now, I need you to be very honest with me. Are you with Aaron?

Lucy: Yes, Aaron's here.

Jack: Get her away from him.

Craig: Now, look, lullaby, there are very serious issues for Aaron tonight.

Lucy: I know.

Craig: Do you? Because he is in deep trouble, lullaby. Now, I know that you have strong feelings for him, and I respect that, but the best thing you can do for Aaron right now is to persuade him to turn himself in. Because if he runs, things will get a lot worse for him, lullaby. So, please, tell him to do the right thing, and then you walk away. You understand? And then I'll meet you home, okay?

Lucy? Did you hear what I said?

Lucy: Yeah, but I can't do that, daddy. I can't leave him.

Hal: When Alison shows up, she is not to leave this house, do you understand? No excuses. And no encounter sessions about her problems. We are gonna do this my way.

Emily: All right, all right, I get it. Just before we jump to conclusions, just hear me out for one minute. I know what I said at first. I just cannot believe Alison would do something like this. Hal, just listen to me. She's had such a change in attitude lately. Even my mom has noticed it. I mean, she's supposed to meet with the family court judge tomorrow. Why would she do something like this that could ruin her whole future? Why?

Hal: Well, we may have underestimated the extent of Aaron Snyder's influence over her. She is so eager to please this guy, she will do anything, even break the law, Emily.

Alison: Hi. I see everyone's up.

Emily: Hand them over. Don't give me that look, Alison. Give me Hal's keys now.

Hal: That's right -- you're busted. And this time, it is not going to be a slap on the wrist. You have committed a felony, Alison. And the only way you're gonna help yourself is by telling me where Aaron is.

Henry: For us, it was just an adventure into the surveillance business. But for Paul, it's personal. He's out for blood where Marshall is concerned, and that means we're not off the hook in case Marshall gets that hundred-dollar tie into a bind.

Bonnie: Oh, shh! Will you keep your voice down? Get back here.

Ben: Hey, hello. I hope I'm not losing you again. I just got you back.

Jessica: No. No, no. Of course not.

Ben: Are you sure? You seem kind of tense all of a sudden.

Jessica: I'm just not happy with the company Bonnie's keeping at the moment.

Ben: Bonnie's a big girl.

Jessica: You're right. She can handle herself. Besides, I wouldn't interrupt this dance for a moment.

Bonnie: Paul can do whatever he wants. I've squared things away with Marshall. He's not coming after me, this club, or my family, so as far as I'm concerned, it's over. And if Paul wants to keep gunning for Marshall, he can be my guest. It's kind of his problem.

Henry: Okay. Then question is this -- if, as you say, Paul is gunning for Marshall, what is he using for ammo?

Bonnie: Especially if nothing is on that surveillance tape.

Henry: Yeah, and who said there's nothing on the tape?

Bonnie: Paul.

Henry: Paul. Right. Come on, Bonnie. If that tape is all the dirt that Paul has, it seems pretty clear to me that he's been lying to us about what's on it.

Marshall: Your father's going to make his grand entrance on Halloween night. Fitting, isn't it?

Paul: What time?

Marshall: I don't know. He never divulges details.

Paul: You're lying.

Marshall: Read the telegram, Paul.

Paul: "Arriving with the ghouls. Stop. Will instruct. Js." What, that's it? "Arriving with the ghouls?" That's it?

Marshall: It's a joke. You know how your father loves his jokes.

Paul: Can't be easy being on his payroll.

Marshall: Big money never is.

Paul: Plenty of other fat-cat clients out there. Why my father? He only deals with people he can control. What's he got on you?

Marshall: I suggest we stick to the issue at hand. I just offered you information you've been trying to get for weeks. Your father's coming back to Oakdale on Halloween night. Satisfied?

Henry: The only people who really know what's on that tape are Paul and Marshall Travers.

Bonnie: So?

Henry: So, Bonnie, if Marshall knows that he wasn't caught on that tape doing anything wrong, why would he care about the tape at all? Why would Paul have to watch his back? Why would Paul even be dealing with Marshall unless he knew that he had something that the man desperately wanted?

Bonnie: You're starting to sound so right it's scary.

Henry: I don't want to be right, okay? I want the whole thing to just go away. Now, I'm not like tough guy Paul, okay. I'm scared of Marshall, and I don't know what he was doing in that room. I don't know if it was butterscotch pudding and some hot oils and call girls and harnesses. Okay, okay, whatever. Maybe it was something completely benign, but the point is, he doesn't want anyone to know about it.

Bonnie: If that's true -- if that's true, no wonder Marshall wants that tape from Paul.

Henry: Right. All we can do now is sit around and wait and see what happens. In the meantime, I'm working on a case I need your help with. How frequently do Craig Montgomery and Carly Tenney frequent this establishment?

Bonnie: What? What?

Henry: Craig and Carly, Craig and Carly. They have a little tête-à-tête here every so often, yes?

Bonnie: I'll talk to you later, Henry. I'll talk to you later.

Henry: Come on.

Bonnie: Excuse me.

Ben: Hey, hey, are you all right?

Bonnie: No, I'm fine.

Jessica: I was about to ask you the same thing.

Bonnie: I'm fine, you guys. If you'll excuse me, I have to go.

Jessica: Wait a minute.

Isaac: To do what?

Bonnie: A quick errand. I need to talk to Paul Ryan.

Jessica: Wait, Paul -- Bonnie, I didn't get a chance to -- Bonnie!

Craig: Lucy, walk away from Aaron and come straight home.

Lucy: I can't, I'm sorry.

Craig: Sweetness, I don't know what you're thinking. This is not a situation to play around with. He broke out of jail!

Lucy: He didn't belong there in the first place.

Craig: I know you believe that, but even if he was innocent, he is now a fugitive from the law, and they're coming after him. And if you get in the line of fire, your life will -- will never be the same!

Aaron: Don't do this. Tell your father you're coming home.

Craig: Is that Aaron? Put him on. Lucy?

Aaron: Don't break your father's heart.

Lucy: And what about my heart? I believe you, daddy. I believe you're trying to help, but I'm really sorry.

Craig: Don't hang up!

Lucy: I love you, daddy. Bye.

Craig: Lucy, don't!

Lucy: I've made up my mind. And you can't change it.

[Cell phone rings] just take us someplace where we can be together.

[Cell phone rings]

[motorcycle engine starts]

Lucinda: Lucy!

Craig: She's not answering, Jack. She went with him. How many times did I warn everybody about this guy? And look what happened! This is kidnapping, Jack!

Jack: If Lucy did go with him, she went of her own free will, Craig.

Craig: How long are you gonna make excuses for this guy? Does my daughter have to die? If anything happens to her, I am holding you and the whole Snyder family responsible!

Jack: Look, I know you're worried about Lucy. Holden's gonna be worried about Aaron. Hal's worried about Will. Everyone has children at stake here, Craig. Hey, where are you going?

Craig: I'm going to Lucinda's. Maybe she stayed there and didn't run off with him.

Jack: I'll do my best to keep you posted.

Craig: Yeah.

Jack: Could somebody put on more coffee, please? I have a feeling this is going to be a long night.

Hal: We want to know where Aaron is. Do you know?

Alison: No!

Emily: Alison --

Alison: I don't! Yes, I helped him out of jail, but he's gone now. I don't know where.

Hal: Keys.

Emily: Excuse me. Have you lost your mind? You committed a crime, and then you waltz in here like it's all in a day's work for Alison Stewart?

Alison: I care about my friends. I don't care about some stupid law that you can twist around whoever you want. And if I hadn't done something, you would have put Aaron in jail for the rest of his life!

Emily: All right, you listen to me. I know you believe in his innocence, but running away is not a solution. It's time you needed to start acting like an adult, Alison.

Hal: Whether you like it or not.

Emily: You tell Hal what you know right now before someone gets hurt.

Alison: I'm not gonna say anything about Aaron. You can't scare me. You can't convince me. I hope he's 50 miles away by now.

Hal: You crossed the line. If you want to act like a felon, I'm going to treat you like one. All right, let's go.

Alison: Where?

Hal: Down to the station. You're under arrest.

Paul: All right, Travers. So James says he's coming back on Halloween. So?

Marshall: So I'm prepared to deliver him to you.

Paul: Really?

Marshall: Once I find out where he's going to land here in town, I'll send someone to lead you to him.

Paul: Even though you know I'll call the Police and have him arrested?

Marshall: Yes.

Paul: And you'll prosecute, of course? You know, because none of this means a damn thing if you don't bring charges against the man and put him in jail.

Marshall: Yes, I figured as much.

Paul: So we understand each other?

Marshall: Unfortunately, yes.

Paul: Good.

Bonnie: So, why am I not surprised to see you two together? Somebody better tell me what in the hell is going on here!

Alison: Stop trying to scare me. You can't charge me as an adult.

Emily: Just tell us where Aaron is going.

Hal: Or I take you downtown right now and I make this an official Police interrogation.

Alison: Do what you want. I'm not squealing.

Emily: Are you nuts? Don't do this!

Hal: Get your things, Alison, we're going. Don't force me to handcuff you.

Emily: What's wrong with you?

Hal: Hey.

Jack: Hey.

Hal: What's up?

Jack: I wanted to tell you this in person. Craig talked to Lucy on the phone. She said she was with Aaron at the time.

Hal: Oh. This one lifted my keys. That's how the kid broke out of his cell.

Jack: Well, that wasn't too smart, was it, Alison?

Hal: Did Lucy tell Craig anything?

Jack: No. But he's convinced she took off with Aaron.

Alison: No, Aaron wouldn't let anyone go with him, especially not Lucy.

Jack: Well, that's not how it looked to her father. We think Lucy was at Lucinda's place. I got some units on the way over there now.

Alison: No, Aaron swore he was going alone. I tried to change his mind.

Emily: What? You wanted to go with him instead?

Alison: If he'd let me, I'd go anywhere with him.

Jessica: Mr. Coleman.

Henry: Yes? Oh, hi. Whatever it is, I didn't do it.

Jessica: What did you say to my daughter that sent her flying out of here in such a rush?

Henry: Did I say something?

Ben: We're not in the mood for games, man.

Henry: Okay. All right, then. Have we met?

Ben: Ben Harris. I'm the owner's brother, and the D.A. just asked you a question.

Henry: Right, right. Henry Coleman, hi. I just mentioned to her that Paul Ryan had some urgent business with Marshall Travers.

Ben: Travers? What kind of business and why was Bonnie so interested?

Henry: That I cannot tell you.

Ben: Can't or won't?

Henry: It's just not in my best interest. You know how people are in this town. You never know who's sleeping with whom. Oh, I'm sorry. I just forgot. My -- I left my iron on.

Ben: Why is Travers always at the center of everything these days?

Jessica: Oh, forget about it. He's out of our lives.

Ben: Well, Bonnie doesn't seem to agree with that, and I don't like the idea of her anywhere near the man. I never did like guys that are that arrogant. In me. I want to take him down a peg.

Jessica: You know, I love the boy scout in you. Maybe that's it.

Ben: It's what?

Jessica: You may be the last true boy scout -- decent, kind, considerate, brave.

Ben: Please, please, stop.

Jessica: No, no, no, no. You are chiseled out of great stuff, Dr. Harris. And I can't get enough of it.

Ben: Can we just -- can we just stay like this, hmm? Can we do that? Just you and me, and this feeling?

Jessica: For as long as you'll have me.

Marshall: Didn't I warn you to stay out of my business, Ms. McKechnie? I thought we had a deal -- live and let live. I expect you to honor that. I have to make a call.

Bonnie: You are not going to disrespect me and think that you can just --

Marshall: Bonnie, don't push me. Paul, I think we understand each other. Don't be here when I get back.

Bonnie: Sure. What do you have on him?

Paul: Bonnie, I --

Bonnie: Come on, Paul. What do you think? That -- you think we're all stupid here? You're the only one who saw the tape -- the entire tape. I only saw the first part because you convinced me that there was nothing on the rest of it to see.

Paul: And I was wrong.

Bonnie: Then you admit it? Well, there must be really something on that tape to have Marshall Travers going through hoops. How long have you been blackmailing him?

Paul: I told him the tape would stay buried as long as he delivered James.

Bonnie: I don't believe this. Paul, I trusted you. You lied to me? You lied to the Police? So what's on the tape? Is it your father?

Paul: If that were true, he'd be in jail right now, along with Marshall.

Bonnie: Then what? What? What could possibly be so damaging that it would make Marshall Travers sell out a man who he's obviously been loyal to for so long?

Paul: I can't tell you.

Bonnie: Okay, you know what? You're playing with fire here. And in doing that, you're gonna bring everyone down with you.

Paul: I'm trying to avoid that.

Bonnie: Well, I'm going to stop the insanity, Paul. I'm going to tell my mother.

Paul: Bonnie -- wait.

Brandy: Hi-ya, Marsh.

Marshall: The day just gets longer and longer.

Brandy: We need to get a few things straight. I won't be tossed out like garbage, and I won't be used. If you don't pay me what I'm worth, then I'll just do whatever I can think of to make trouble for you. How's that?

Marshall: Okay, Brandy. If you want what you're worth, and I assume the price is high, you're going to earn every penny -- no matter what.

Alison: He wouldn't have taken Lucy. He told us both he was going alone. He didn't want to put any of us in danger.

Hal: Right. Well, somebody had to take the heat in Oakdale, Alison. And I guess that's you.

Jack: Hal, we've gotta get over to Lucinda's. Come on.

Hal: All right. You're not getting out of this one, Alison. I'll deal with you later.

Emily: I don't know what to say to you, Ali. I can barely figure out what I'm supposed to say to Mom. I don't think there's any way for me to cushion this, honey.

Alison: Aaron told me to leave so he could say good-bye to Lucy. And then they just left me?

Emily: Ali, you have devoted so much time and energy on this boy. It's gotta be clear by now that he's not gonna return your affections.

Alison: You just don't get it, do you? The three of us -- me, Lucy, and Aaron. It's not like that! Yes, Lucy's his girlfriend. I know Lucy's his girlfriend. He knows Lucy's his girlfriend! The whole world knows Lucy is his girlfriend! But that doesn't make me a loser for liking him, too! He knows he's my friend, and that means something.

Emily: Yeah, well, if they're friends, why'd they ditch you?

Alison: I don't know. Because three people can't fit on a motorcycle. I don't know!

Emily: You know what? You need to get your priorities straight, Ali. Maybe it's too late for that. I don't know. Go upstairs, all right? We'll discuss this in the morning. Go.

Alison: Aaron didn't start that fire. He didn't.

[Emily sighs]

Emily: Sorry, Mom. You're gonna have to wait until I can figure out what the heck to say to you.

Lucinda: Lucy, poor child, was wretched and miserable about these accusations against Aaron, but to take off? I would have thought she had more sense.

Craig: It's not her, Lucinda. It's him. Ever since he came into her life, she's done things she never thought of doing before.

Lucinda: We just talked. Talked, you know? And she was going to bed. I heard nothing -- no car, no bell.

Craig: Yeah, you could have called me.

Lucinda: I beg your pardon? When?

Craig: Well, it's bad enough she's not living with me, but I don't get a call when my daughter's in trouble?

Lucinda: She wasn't in trouble. Well, she wasn't in trouble then. By the way, I'm not your informer. I don't have to keep you informed of what goes on around here. And I'm not going to spy on my granddaughter's privacy.

Jack: Anybody find anything?

Cop #3: Just the tire tracks from the bike. Nothing more.

Hal: Lucinda, you were here?

Lucinda: Yes, I was. And she wasn't in her room, so I came down to find her. I heard the motorbike, and they were taking off.

Hal: Jack, get on the horn. See if you can get the state troopers in on this. It can't be too hard to catch two kids before maybe they cross state lines. You two guys stay here looking for evidence. The rest of you guys get back out on the street. We need to catch two kids on a motorcycle.

Jack: Hey, remember -- they're minors.

Hal: You got your orders. You have a problem with the way I'm running this?

Jack: I don't think we need to be treating Aaron like he's public enemy number one.

Hal: As far as I'm concerned, he is public enemy number one in this town, Jack. And as long as this is my command, I will call it the way I see it.

Jack: Yes, sir.

Hal: You know, I've given you personal leeway when things bump up against the badge, Jack. You do me the same courtesy.

Marshall: I'm paying up front this time.

Brandy: That's a lot of money. More than you've ev -- more than I've ever even asked for.

Marshall: And you're going to work for it.

Brandy: If that means jumping into bed with Paul Ryan, I already told you. I am --

Marshall: That's not what I want you to do. I just want you to get close to him. Nothing else.

Brandy: Haven't we done that already? And now the guy is not only onto me, he hates my guts.

Marshall: Halloween night, I'll call you. I'll tell you where to ask Paul Ryan to meet you, and what to do once you get him there. That's it.

Brandy: Nothing's ever that simple with you. And for this kind of money, you probably want me to kill the guy. That was a joke. So, you want to hand me a leash, but how do you know Paul's gonna be a good little puppy and follow me?

Marshall: Because he'll think you're taking him to James Steinbeck.

Ben: Hey, I love you. I mean that.

Jessica: Oh, Ben. I love you, too.

Ben: I have waited so long to hear you say that.

Bonnie: Mom, hey, I can see this isn't really a good time, but, Mom, I need to talk to you. Ben, I will bring her back. I promise.

Jessica: Bonnie, what is going on with you?

Bonnie: I'm sorry.

Jessica: First you run out of here like Marion Jones, and then you drag me away from Ben, who, by the way, was just pouring his heart out to me.

Bonnie: Well, when I tell you, you will understand why this couldn't wait. Paul's been lying to us. He has something on Marshall Travers. He's had it all along. And I mean something big!

Bonnie: Paul has a video of Marshall doing something terrible in that room he was renting, and he's blackmailing him with it.

Jessica: Listen, sweetheart, I just think you should stay out of it, okay? Just don't get involved. Paul Ryan can handle his own affair -- his own business.

Bonnie: I can't, Mom. I can't. One way or another, I am going to get a copy of that tape and find out exactly what's on it.

Jessica: Wait a minute, Bonnie. Wait!

Brandy: You just tossed a lot of cash in my lap.

Marshall: Are you planning to take it?

Brandy: Sure. Halloween with the Steinbecks. The family that takes "dysfunctional" that one step beyond. Sounds like a hoot. Okay. I will wait to hear from you. Ow.

Marshall: If you're not at my disposal on Halloween night, I will be very, very disappointed.

Brandy: My hand, please. Don't play tough guy with me, Marsh. You don't scare me like you used to.

Marshall: We'll have to work on that.

[Marshall remembering]

Let Paul release the tape.

It's private, somewhat embarrassing. But it's me and you.

I don't have anything to be ashamed of. I may not scare you, Brandy, but right now, I'm scaring myself -- half to death.

Hal: Tell forensics I want a mold of those tracks when they get here.

Cop #3: They're on the way.

Jack: I'm gonna head back to the station in case someone calls in with a tip.

Hal: Fine. Jack -- are we good?

Jack: This is about your boy, Hal. And I'm your friend. I'll give you all the rope you need, but I'm not gonna let you hang yourself. Let's try to be objective and play this by the numbers, okay?

Cop #4: I found this in the bushes.

Craig: That's Lucy's phone. She always carries it with her. I call her ten times a day. Do you think she just throws that away?

Lucinda: Hal, you wanted your guys to look at Lucy's room? I can escort them, but ask them to tread lightly.

Hal: Thank you, Lucinda. We will do our best. Say it already.

Craig: What?

Hal: Well, I recall actually being on Aaron's side that day that we spoke at the hospital when Will was hurt. I told you to give him a chance. You want to say you told me so, Craig? Go ahead, knock yourself out.

Craig: I don't feel much like boasting, Hal. All I want from you is an acknowledgment that we both have a stake in bringing Aaron Snyder to justice, for your little boy, for my little girl. You promise me that we can do whatever it takes to make this right.

Hal: You have my word.

Alison: I know you're not gonna understand, Emily, but there's just some things a person's gotta do.

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