ATWT Transcript Friday 11/15/02


As The World Turns Transcript Friday 11/15/02

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Carly: That one's a knockout, isn't it?

Jack: So is the woman who is wearing it. I have got the most beautiful bride in the world.

Carly: Well, don't look too close. I'm about 12 hours short on my beauty sleep.

Jack: You're always gorgeous to me.

Carly: Honey, if I start to snore, it's just my new way of telling you how much I adore you.

Jack: That baby sure knows how to pull an all-nighter, doesn't he?

Carly: You know, Parker just told me that the "baby visitor" cries too much.

Jack: You know, with all this excitement in the last few days, why don't you spend an extra -- an extra few hours with Parker today, let him know that he's still your number one man.

Carly: You sure you don't mind the competition?

Jack: You know he keeps me on my toes. Take him to one of those new kid flicks while I take the baby over to see Julia.

Carly: Now, that's a great idea.

Jack: Then we'll both meet back here and have a nice, cozy nap.

[Doorbell rings]

Carly: I'll get it. What do you think you're doing here?

Julia: Well, we were -- we were just in the neighborhood picking up the most adorable pictures of Jack and little Jackie. Can you believe it? You only posed for them yesterday, and they're already ready. Amazing!

Carly: You gotta check your dosage. I don't know what she's babbling about. Just get her out of here.

Julia: Oh. You mean Jack didn't tell you?

Carly: Tell me what? There is nothing to tell me. There is no way that Jack would pose for pictures with a child he isn't even sure is his. Just tell her, Jack! Tell her we know she's lying so we can just get this over with.

Jack: She's rude. She's obnoxious. She's making up her own rules -- again. But she's not lying. Not this time.

Barbara: You are locked up in this place like an animal because Jessica Griffin cannot hold her own against Marshall Travers. You need a world-class defense team, Paul, and I found the lawyer who can assemble it --

Paul: Not interested.

Barbara: He's very expensive, but he's worth every cent. And it's about time I did something useful with all the money I pocketed after the sale of B.R.O.

Paul: I don't need a team. I need a few people I can trust. And I already have that.

Barbara: You are entrusting your life to these people, and they're not up to the task.

Paul: I trust Jessica. And I trust the person who brought me a lead on Brandy's killer.

Barbara: Who? What lead?

Paul: You know, you are so transparent.

Barbara: What are you talking about?

Paul: You didn't come here to talk strategy. You came here for information, didn't you, Mrs. Steinbeck?

James: Oh, Marshall, one more thing -- the duchess McKechnie's becoming a problem. A problem that I would like to eliminate. Do you have any thoughts on that?

Marshall: What do you mean, "a problem"? And how do you know Bonnie McKechnie?

James: Well, you were intimate with her mother, so I did some research. There's quite a bit I know about the Bonnie lass. You should have seen how startled she was when I called her by her name. That's, of course, after I found out she was following me.

Marshall: She followed you?

James: Yes. I bought her a drink. We had a nice chat. I found her to be very poised and graceful. And with a set of legs that just are --

Marshall: All right, look, you don't have to continue to research her. She's impulsive at most, not a threat.

James: You're wrong about that, Mr. Travers. She's parading around this hotel with a likeness of me resembling Vlad the impaler. She's conducting interviews, interrogating people, asking questions -- certainly sounds like a threat to me. Now, if she doesn't see the light very soon and go back to bussing beer bottles at her boyfriend's nightclub, I'll handle things my own way.

Bonnie: Isaac? Lisa? Anybody home?

Ben: Nobody but me. Hey. I came in and found the place deserted. What's going on?

Bonnie: I don't know. Maybe -- maybe Isaac's taking some time off. He deserves it.

Ben: So who's going to hold down the fort tonight?

Bonnie: I will. I think Isaac thinks I haven't been handling my responsibilities around here. And he's probably right. Not that I didn't have good reason. I've been trying to right some things very, very wrong.

Ben: So you're talking about your mother and Marshall Travers?

Isaac: I'm not backing off this time. You're gonna tell me what's going on between you and Bonnie.

Jessica: Bonnie is upset because I lost the election.

Isaac: Oh, no. This goes way back before that.

Jessica: You know, Bonnie's always been --

Isaac: And it all started with you. You know, you changed somehow.

Jessica: You think so? How? How have I changed?

Isaac: Well, first of all, you took that phone call and said it was from Margo.

Jessica: No, I never said it was from Margo.

Isaac: You were perfectly happy letting Ben think so.

Jessica: Isaac, when did you start thinking what I do with my time is your personal business?

Isaac: Is this where you lie to me again? Okay? 'Cause I can get loud in here till I get the truth. Is that what you want? Have you ever heard me get loud? I mean, really, really loud --

Jessica: Isaac, Isaac, Isaac -- don't be a child.

Isaac: I'm sure someone in here saw exactly who you got all prettied and perfumed up for. So what's it gonna be? Do I ask them, or do I ask you?

Jessica: Would you lower your voice?

Isaac: Tell me the truth!

Jessica: Oh, oh! Isaac! It was Marshall Travers, okay? I had a meeting with Marshall Travers.

Jessica: He offered Paul a plea bargain. I turned it down. I then shared Paul's toxicology report with him, which proves that Paul was drugged on the night of the murder. Then Travers left. That is a full accounting of my movements since I saw you at Java underground. Are we finished?

Isaac: We haven't even started.

Jessica: Isaac, I have places to be.

Isaac: After you tell me what secret Bonnie's helping you hide. Tell me why. Tell me who could be hurt. If Ben is in the line of fire --

Jessica: How dare you interrogate me!

Isaac: You think this is easy for me? You think this is fun? Jessica, you've been like a family to me. Bonnie is the best thing that ever happened to me. And Ben is happier than he's been in years.

Jessica: There's nothing going on, okay?

Isaac: So you won't tell me? I'll find out on my own. You know, whatever it takes.

Jessica: So what, you can pass your suspicions along to Ben, who will begin to feel insecure, who will start dissecting our relationship? You'll do more damage than any supposed secret could do.

Isaac: So now it's my fault.

Jessica: Going out of your way to make someone miserable over something that doesn't exist? Yes, I would say that's your fault.

Isaac: And you're sticking to your story.

Jessica: Isaac, there's nothing going on. Okay? I'm up to my eyebrows in politics and legal wrangling. And Bonnie -- Bonnie's trying to fight my battles as usual, and that's all it is. And it won't last.

Isaac: What won't last?

Jessica: I can't go into the details.

Isaac: So you're gonna blow smoke? Mm-hmm. See, that's what I'm talking about. The Jessica I know is a straight shooter -- the truth and nothing but. Just tell me what the problem is and I can help you.

Jessica: No, you can't help me! Because there is no problem, Isaac.

Isaac: So I'm imagining things.

Jessica: Yup.

Isaac: Well, let me clue you in on something. If you think that by lying to Ben you're protecting him, you're dead wrong. You tell him the truth, or you cut him loose -- today. Simple as that.

Jessica: Ben.

Bonnie: I don't know what you mean about my mom and Marshall Travers.

Ben: I mean that your mother has been totally wrapped up in fighting Travers. Now you can't stop yourself from getting involved.

Bonnie: I just want to keep Paul out of jail. And I want to stop Marshall Travers from ruining everyone else's life. Meanwhile, Isaac is here working himself to death, hating me.

Ben: No, Isaac is not hating you.

Bonnie: He's getting close, Ben. I don't know how I can convince him that even though I'm not always here with him, my heart is. So what should I do?

Ben: Be honest with him. Works for me and your mother.

Bonnie: Well, I'm glad you two are getting along so well.

Ben: Yeah. You know, lately, I just get up every morning, and I feel lucky to have her in my life again. And I keep asking myself, "what went wrong the first time?" You know, I don't wanna make the same mistakes that maybe I made before -- and I have to keep telling myself not to over think this. You know, sometimes we just need to be still and believe.

Bonnie: I believed in my mother my whole life. It's a great feeling.

Ben: Hey, Bonnie. What is it?

Bonnie: I'm sorry, Ben. Everything -- everything is just a mess. Just ignore me.

Ben: Hey, you know, sometimes when your mother and I are going through really rough times and -- I don't know -- everything seems like it's spinning out of control, we just take some time, we sit down, and we share everything that's going on. And if nothing else, it just helps us to remember why we fell in love in the first place.

Bonnie: You know, I tried to tell him that last night. I tried to tell him how he makes me feel safer than any other man -- like he's my home. But I -- I just --

Ben: But what?

Bonnie: But I can't just say something like that and walk out the door, Ben. There are some very important things that I have to take care -- things that cannot wait. Paul Ryan is innocent, and Marshall Travers knows it!

Ben: What? And you have to prove it? Bonnie, if you're not careful, your obsession with Travers and helping Paul is gonna ruin your relationship with Isaac.

Marshall: Wait. What do you mean, you'll handle the matter with Bonnie your own way?

James: You are a relatively intelligent man, Marshall. Interpret that as you will.

Marshall: You're threatening a little girl.

James: Yes. And that little girl is threatening me. Now, I want Paul convicted of murder. And little threats from little girls are not going to compromise my plan. You got it?

Marshall: I'll talk to Bonnie. All right, I'll get her off your back. But you stay the hell away from her!

James: I'll forget this outburst. But if you ever lay a hand on me again, all the psychics, profilers and bloodhounds in the world won't be able to find your corpse. Have a nice day.

Paul: You know, if you were so concerned about my freedom, you would do the only thing that could acquit me -- testify against James.

Barbara: You know I can't do that.

Paul: Well, then don't expect me to donate information for you to run back and tell your husband.

Barbara: Don't call him that!

Paul: You tell him I'm gonna beat this murder rap. And when I do, they'll come after him, and it's not gonna be so easy to dodge those charges.

Barbara: James said --

Paul: I don't give a damn what James said!

Barbara: James said that if I testify against him, he will make your brother pay!

Paul: Well, then I guess it's just me and him, huh? Me versus my father, as it should be.

Barbara: But he's not alone. He has Marshall Travers.

Paul: And I have Jessica.

Barbara: Let me retain a lawyer that will give you a fighting chance, a lawyer who is willing to fight dirty, Paul!

Paul: I don't want you involved in this!

Barbara: Why?

Paul: Because I don't trust you! Especially in matters concerning James.

Barbara: Whatever my sins, I love you. Most of what I have done -- good or bad -- has been for you children. I would never jeopardize your freedom or your life.

Paul: Go back to Will's bedside. You're wasting your breath.

Barbara: You think about it. And if you change your mind, about anything, call.

Carly: You took family photographs with him, Jack?!

Jack: I wasn't like that! She wasn't even in the room.

Julia: No, no, it wasn't about me. It was about the two of them. You know, I'm not even holding little Jackie very much right now, because it's really important that he bond with his father. It's working, too. You know, nobody can make him laugh like his daddy.

Carly: You mean, little Jackie can do something besides cry for ten hours at a stretch? I'll have to try and catch that.

Julia: You let my baby cry for that long? Did you try picking him up?

Carly: You deal with this, Jack.

Jack: We all took turns, Julia, the nurse, Carly and I. All night.

Carly: We didn't lock him in the basement, Julia. He gets attention 24/7.

Julia: Right. One day, Jack's son is a "stinking bastard," the next, I'm supposed to believe that you care that he needs to be loved and held?

Carly: One day, you are a pathological, murderous reptile, and the next I'm supposed to believe you're a rational, sensible human being?!

Julia: Who wants to see pictures?

Carly: Ah!

Jack: Not now, Julia. Carly and I have plans. And I thought we already discussed about no more unplanned visits!

Dr. Weiskopf: We tried calling, but we got a busy signal.

Jack: I forgot. I unplugged the phone.

Julia: Look, this is only gonna take a minute. Come on. Look at these pictures! Oh, look at this little sweetie. I ordered four copies of each, one for myself, my mom, you, whoever you wanna give the pictures to. Look at that one. I also got some wallet-size. Oh, my gosh. This is my very favorite. You can really see the resemblance. And that smile. Would you like to take a look, Carly?

Carly: Did you tell her this visit was a good idea?

Julia: Please? Carly, Felix is a really excellent photographer, and you know what a cutie little Jackie is.

Carly: No, really, Julia. Thank you!

Julia: He's just an innocent child.

Carly: And his mother is a witch from hell! What do I have to do to get through to you, Julia?! What -- how many times do I have to say it, Julia?! No! No!

Julia: Carly, what are you trying to do?

Carly: I am so sorry. They slipped right out of my hand.

Julia: Hmm. Maybe I'm not the only one who needs to be medicated.

Jack: You asked her if she wanted to see the pictures, she said no. No means no, Julia.

Julia: Aren't you just the least bit concerned that your wife doesn't want your son in your life, your firstborn son? Hmm?

Carly: You know what would be a really swell idea, doc? What about if we stuck to the plan, and Julia visits with the baby in her own place, not mine?

Dr. Weiskopf: It's clear that I've misjudged the situation.

Carly: Yes, clearly -- repeatedly. She doesn't belong here. I don't want her here.

Julia: Why do you have to be so cruel to me?

Carly: Oh, I don't know, Julia. Maybe because of that time that you tried to kill me?! Or maybe because you tried to drown my husband! Or because of the way that baby was conceived!

Julia: Are you going to hold that against little Jackie?

Carly: I'm gonna hold it against you, Julia.

Parker: Julia!

Julia: Parker! Oh, my goodness! You have grown a foot since the last time I saw you. Look how handsome you are.

Carly: Honey, why don't we go into the kitchen? I'll fix you a snack. Okay?

Julia: Oh, gosh. He is so cute. I hope Jackie is half as wonderful as he is at that age. So, Parker, how do you like having a baby brother?

Parker: I don't have a baby brother. Do I?

Barbara: John, John --

John: Yes? Ah.

Barbara: Hi. How'll?

John: No change, no change. How about you?

Barbara: Trying to save Paul from his father.

John: How's he holding up?

Barbara: He hates me. He won't take my advice, and he says he doesn't trust me anymore.

John: He's in a complicated situation. You gotta give him some time.

Barbara: He doesn't have time. He needs a new attorney. His life depends upon it. And I just am very grateful that I have a shoulder to cry on and a place to stay. Thank you, John.

John: I'm a prince. You know that. You can tell that to all my patients, as a matter of fact. Why don't you go in and see Will? I'm busy right now. And you're welcome.

[Monitor beeping]

Barbara: Hi, honey. Mommy's here. I have some good news. We're not as alone as I thought we were. Dr. Dixon is taking good care of both of us.

[Cell phone rings] Paul, please be you. Please be you. Please be you. Hello?

James: You looked absolutely ravishing this morning, darling.

Barbara: I'm hanging up.

James: Tell me, tell me -- how -- how are your boys?

Barbara: You stay away from my children!

James: Of course, darling. Hands -- hands off your offspring. Hands off the good Dr. Dixon. Just as soon as you have agreed to come be with me, live with me as my wife. We'll spend our golden years together. Think of it, darling. The best is yet to come -- or else.

Isaac: Look alive in there, Ryan. You got a visitor.

Paul: Isaac?

Isaac: This isn't a social call, man.

Paul: What do you need?

Isaac: The woman that I love has been spending more time working for you than she has been working for me lately. And since she won't tell me what's up, I'm asking you. Is she safe?

Paul: I warned her she won't be safe unless she stays clear of my father. Now, she can't play games with Travers and James.

Isaac: Have you warned her to stay away from you? Because you're in this thing deeper than anybody.

Paul: Oh, you might not believe me, but, yeah, actually, I told her that, too. I practically begged her to stop trying to help me.

Isaac: But she keeps coming back.

Paul: Yeah. Well, I mean, that's Bonnie. She's remarkable. The more I tell her to stop trying to help me, the more she digs her heels in. And now that James is aware of her, I'm -- I don't want anything to happen to her.

Isaac: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. James is aware of her?

Paul: Well, he hasn't threatened her overtly, but he knew her name before she even said two words to him.

Isaac: Bonnie has spoken with James Steinbeck?

Paul: She hasn't told you?

Ben: You are gonna do the right thing. I know it. It runs in the family.

Bonnie: Oh. Thanks, doc.

Ben: Yeah. Gotta run.

Bonnie: Go. Oh, please work. Please work. I don't know how many times I have to tell you -- you are not welcome here, Marshall! Get out! If you're looking for trouble, mister, you had better --

Marshall: I'm here with a warning for you.

Bonnie: If it's about that little sleazy employer of yours, you can tell it to somebody who really gives a --

Marshall: Bonnie! If you don't stay out of this and stay away from Steinbeck, you're dead.

Isaac: Bonnie doesn't tell me anything anymore. And she certainly didn't tell me that she'd spoken with James Steinbeck, 'cause I'd have put a stop to that mess quick-fast, in a hurry.

Paul: Look, I tried. I told her dealing with my father is like playing Russian roulette with a submachine gun. Now, you've got to make her listen.

Isaac: No, you listen! Okay, this blood feud with your father has already cost one woman her life. The body count stops there.

Paul: We want the same thing, Isaac!

Isaac: Then do something about it!

Paul: Like what?! What do you want me to do? You tell me something that the cops and I haven't already thought of and shot down.

Isaac: Look, Steinbeck's your father. You figure it out! Because if you don't, more people are gonna die, and the body will be on your head. Call him off!

Paul: Guard! Guard!

Jailer: What's the problem?

Paul: I need to get a message to somebody.

Jailer: Yeah, who?

Paul: James Steinbeck.

Ben: Hello, Barbara.

Barbara: Hi, Ben. Good to see you.

Ben: Hey, Will. How's my favorite patient? I hear they're having an ice cream sundae-eating contest in pediatrics this afternoon. I think you could be the champ, man. You know what's great about that contest? Even if you're not the champ, you still win, 'cause you get to eat all that ice cream.

Barbara: You are so good with him. You know, with you and John and the policemen on guard outside, I know that one of my sons is safe. But not Paul. He's in prison, denied bail. Framed for murder.

Ben: You know, they just put up this really big Christmas tree in the lobby. You should see it. We're gonna decorate it soon. Just say the word, man, and I'll fix it so you get to hang the star.

Barbara: I know that Jessica's done a really great job with Paul's case, but she's up against it, you know? She's against Travers and James.

Ben: Yeah, best time of the year for a kid, Will. Got all those big piles of leaves to play in. And then the snow comes, you know? And you get those snowball fights. And everybody is shoving -- shoving cookies and presents at you. It's time to make your Christmas wish list.

Barbara: I really appreciate everything that Jessica has done, but it's time to bring in the heavy artillery. I've talked to another lawyer. And I really think that we should ask Jessica to step aside. Because he's reviewed Paul's case, and he's ready to take it on at any time.

Ben: Looking good, Will.

Barbara: Ben -- Ben -- I know that you and Jessica are very close. Maybe you could help her make the decision to step aside, do the right thing for Paul.

Ben: Barbara, come over here.

Barbara: What? What is it?

Ben: Will is my patient. When I'm treating Will, I don't wanna hear about his profound family troubles. I don't care who Hal arrests. I don't judge all the people that you allow to see him or the people that you're trying to keep out of his life. All I wanna do is heal that boy. And I can't do that when you're filling this room with hate. So if you insist on doing that, rather than praying that God will heal both of your sons, not to mention yourself, I will have you physically removed!

Parker: I have a baby brother?

Carly: Well, honey, we don't really know that yet. And we won't know for about a week. But I bet you can be patient and wait that long, can't you?

Parker: Yeah.

Carly: Yeah.

Julia: So, your mommy and Jack didn't explain to you about the new baby?

Carly: This is very thin ice, Julia.

Julia: Well, I mean, Jackie's gonna need a big brother, so --

Carly: Shut her up -- before I do.

Dr. Weiskopf: Julia, perhaps we should allow Parker's parents to address the issue.

Julia: We can't keep this a secret. Children intuit things. Parker's probably confused.

Jack: And you aren't the person to set him straight. You came here to see your son? He's upstairs with the nurse.

Julia: It's all right to be angry with me.

Carly: As if we need your permission.

Julia: But only a truly hateful person would take that anger out on an innocent child.

Carly: Hey, how would you like to go on a cookie hunt?

Parker: Okay.

Carly: Huh? Well, I bet that, if you go into the kitchen and look in cabinet number three, you might find something really yummy. She's gonna call me hateful? Just wait till I get finished with her, Jack --

Jack: Till the DNA results are in, we've done all we can.

Carly: Legally. But if you were just to turn your back --

Jack: Julia is sick, Carly. She can't take two steps in any one direction without being shadowed by that shrink of hers. She's on all kind of medication. She had no idea she threw Parker a curve ball just now.

Carly: Please tell me you don't believe that! She knows exactly what she's doing! And since I can't cure her, and you won't let me kill her, there's only one thing I can do. Get Parker out of here. The kid has gotta stay someplace else until -- until this madness leaves this house.

Jack: Well, Hal's out of town.

Carly: Maybe he could spend some time with John Dixon.

Jack: I hate to see him go, Carly.

Carly: Me, too. But what else are we gonna do? I mean, it's just for a little while, until we get all this straightened out. Besides, somebody ought a be having some fun. Parker!

Parker: I picked two.

Carly: Good for you. Hey, sweetie, how would you feel about -- how would you feel about hanging out with Dr. John for awhile?

Parker: Okay. And Jack, too?

Jack: Oh, no. No, buddy, not this time. But I promise, when you get back, you're gonna have me all to yourself. Be a good boy and have fun, all right?

Parker: Okay.

Carly: Okay.

Jack: Here. There you go, buddy. There you go.

Carly: There you go.

Jack: Bye.

Marshall: I have only so many resources for protecting you and your mother. But with you playing hotel detective and her challenging me in court, those resources are wearing thin. You're about to cross the line, Bonnie.

Bonnie: Which one?

Marshall: The point of no return.

Bonnie: Oh, so what do you mean? Like, death by homicide? So Steinbeck is gonna take the former D.A. and her daughter and chop them into bits and pieces in the wood chipper?

Marshall: You think this is a joke! This isn't a joke! And whatever happens next, I won't be able to stop it. Nobody will.

Bonnie: So you're trying to tell me that Steinbeck is going to do to me and my mother what he did to Brandy? And then what, Marshall? Are you gonna have those charges dropped, too?

Marshall: I am trying to save your life. Leave the man alone!

Bonnie: You're really afraid of him, aren't you? And so is Paul, his own son. And this whole freaking town acts like he's the boogeyman come to life! Well, you know what? I've looked him in the face. And guess what I saw. A bully. A big bully. And if you keep letting him get away with it, Marshall, that is how he gains his strength.

Marshall: Look, listen up, Buffy, he's not a demon that you can kill with a wooden stake or a witty comeback.

Bonnie: Well, I'm sorry to disappoint you, but I can handle myself just fine. And I certainly do not need the likes of you to save me. So if you'll excuse me, the bar is closed, and you're a trespasser. Get --

Marshall: Look, sorry to disappoint you, but I'm not going anywhere.

Barbara: You hold on just one minute, Dr. Harris.

Ben: No, you and Jessica were friends once. She defended you and your family in and out of court when you were on the right side of the law. And when you weren't, she still treated you with more respect and fairness than you've given her.

Barbara: I have said nothing against Jessica.

Ben: Well, you weren't just singing her praises, were you? I'm not finished with you yet. Jessica is more than qualified to defend your son. She's a very gifted and talented attorney. Even after she conceded the election, when she could've been off on some tropical beach drinking mai-tais with me, what did she do? She got up. She brushed herself off. She went back into court to defend your son. Now, that kind of commitment shouldn't be questioned for one second, even by you. I won't allow it.

Barbara: I will do whatever is necessary for any of my children.

Ben: You don't even know what your children need -- including Paul. From now on, the only case that I will discuss with you is Will's. I hope we're clear on that. Good-bye, Ms. Ryan.

Jessica: Hey. Did you really mean all those things you just said to Barbara?

Ben: You know, eavesdropping is a crime, and it's punishable by law. Even if I meant every syllable of every word.

Barbara: Oh, thank God!

John: Is it Will?

Barbara: No, it's James. And Ben Harris! Everyone's attacking me, John.

John: Listen to me. Listen to me. You go over to my place. No one's gonna attack you over there. All right? And you drop all the rest of this.

Carly: There's Uncle John! You're right. How did you know that we'd find him here?

John: Of course he knows how to find me here, my home away from home. Yeah. Bet you can't guess where my lollipops are, though. Yeah. See, he knows. He knows. He knows where to find these things. What's it gonna be? Good.

Carly: Listen, John, I know this is really short notice, but do you think it would be all right if you had this little lollipop stay with you for a couple days?

John: Honeymooning, eh?

Carly: No. I wish. Things are a little unpredictable at home right now.

John: Oh, okay. Say no more about it. Fine.

Carly: Great.

Barbara: Hi, Carly. Hi, Parker! Remember me? Sure you do.

Carly: Hey, sweetheart. Remember when I told you about strangers and how you shouldn't talk to them? Well, that woman there is a stranger. So we're all set?

John: We might have a problem here.

Jessica: I love what you said to Barbara.

Ben: It's the tip of the iceberg. You know, I went looking for you at Java Underground.

Jessica: Ah, well, I got held up at the Police station.

Ben: Mm.

Jessica: I had some thinking to do.

Ben: About Paul's murder case?

Jessica: About you. And how to tell you this.

Julia: Where is everybody?

Jack: Carly took Parker over to John Dixon's for a couple days.

Dr. Weiskopf: Julia and I had a long conversation while we were upstairs. Julia?

Julia: I'm very sorry if I upset Carly. It just seemed perfectly natural to call Jackie Parker's little brother.

Jack: You know the reasons why we didn't want you to say anything and let --

[Jack sighs] forget it. Just don't do anything like that again.

Dr. Weiskopf: She's given me her word.

Jack: Yeah, whatever that means.

Julia: You know who loves you, don't you? You know, it's probably just as well that Parker's gone. Children are so sensitive. They intuit these things. And he picks up on Carly's feelings, and with her sitting here throwing Jackie's pictures around like garbage -- he may not know what to call it, but he knows what's going on. By the time you find out that Jackie really is your baby, Parker could already despise my son.

Jack: That is not going to happen, Julia.

Julia: Parker is old enough to understand things. And he is old enough to hurt a tiny, defenseless baby, just to make Carly happy --

Jack: Enough, okay?! Enough! I don't wanna hear any more. I love Carly, and that is never going to change, no matter what you think, no matter what you do --

Julia: I never tried to --

Jack: -- No matter what you say. And I love Parker as if he was my own. I'm not gonna let you talk about him and his mother that way. And if you don't like it, you can take your little bundle of joy, your doctor the quack and your twisted games and get the hell out of my house!

Julia: Goodness.

Carly: So you're helping Barbara stay safe from Steinbeck. We all do stupid things from time to time. Why is that a problem for me?

John: Listen, she's gonna be staying at my place, as my guest.

Carly: Oh, for crying out loud, John.

John: No, wait a minute. She's gonna have her own private area. She has her own private entrance.

Carly: Right, good. Well, I hope the two of you will be very happy.

John: No, listen, now, he's invited. He's always welcome --

Carly: No, I'm glad that you told me. We'll have this sleep-over some other time.

John: But it's just gonna be a couple of guys, like always.

Carly: I'm sorry, guys. I really am. And I think you are so sweet to open your home to the homeless. But I cannot have my child under the same roof as that -- woman there.

John: Carly --

Carly: We'll do --

John: Carly, please. You --

Carly: Listen, we'll figure out something else to do. Okay?

John: Well, would you think about it? Because --

Carly: Say good-bye. Say good-bye to John.

Parker: Bye, Uncle John.

John: Bye-bye. Bye-bye.

Carly: Thanks, anyway.

Barbara: Let them go.

John: What?

Barbara: You have enough on your plate keeping me safe.

John: Mm.

Ben: Okay, now, what did you want to tell me?

Jessica: Um -- I didn't go to the Police station to meet Margo. I met Travers.

Ben: What happened?

Jessica: He offered Paul a bad deal. And I turned it down.

Ben: Don't tell me you're having second thoughts about telling Travers no.

Jessica: You know, I'm having doubts about everything right now. I feel so -- I don't know. Don't know what I'm doing. I don't know why I'm doing it. I feel so lost. And when I feel like that, I think of you and how sure you are and how good and strong and confident you are.

Ben: You know, it sounds like we're forming each other's mutual admiration society.

Jessica: Well, I'm not finished. There's more.

Ben: Well, I don't need to hear any more.

Jessica: Yeah, but I need to -- I need to tell you.

Ben: You can tell me later, okay? I wish I could just take you far, far away from this place so we could -- so we could see just how far our mutual admiration will take us. It's all right.

Bonnie: For the last and final time, get out of here and don't come back! Let me go!

Marshall: Not until you stop acting like a brat and listen to me! All right? Steinbeck is not a playground bully or some barroom drunk! He's a killer, Bonnie!

Bonnie: Get off of me!

Marshall: All right? He's the type of person who can't be handled or managed!

Bonnie: Let me go!

Marshall: He has to be avoided at all costs! Don't you understand?!

Bonnie: Let me --

[Bonnie shrieks]

Isaac: You tell your friend Steinbeck if he messes with Bonnie, he messes with me.

James: Well, this is a first, being summoned by my son. And he's unarmed. Momentous, momentous. Now, let's make a pact to always try and meet like this, Paul.

Paul: At a jailhouse? You've got a deal. Only from now on, you're gonna be standing right here, where I am.

James: I'm glad to see you haven't lost your sense of humor. Now, what can I do for you?

Paul: Brandy Taylor is dead.

James: Yes. Pity.

Paul: And I know other lives are in danger, people I care about.

James: You certainly have acquired an interesting assortment of friends in Rose's absence.

Paul: Never mind them. This is between me and you now. Tell me what I have to do to end this.

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