ATWT Transcript Wednesday 12/11/02

 

As The World Turns Transcript Wednesday 12/11/02

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Jack: Getting some ideas for your fall line? I see Emma made it here last night with the famous christening gown.

Carly: Yeah, she sure did. And she's very excited about J. J. carrying on the Snyder tradition.

Jack: You two have a nice visit?

Carly: You know what she told me? She said that Rosanna's having problems with her health. She said it was serious.

Jack: Well, that explains why she was so down last night. Parker and I ran into her at Al's.

Carly: And how come you didn't tell me that?

Jack: Because Rosanna and I are secretly plotting to run away together --

Carly: That's not funny, Jack.

Jack: And you were sound asleep when I came in.

Carly: She came by my office yesterday. She sort of hinted that something was wrong with her, but she didn't tell me what.

Jack: Well, you didn't ask?

Carly: No, I was at work, Jack. She caught me at a bad time.

Rosanna: What's this? There must be $5,000 here. Why is it lying around? Is it yours?

Carly: But you know what I've been thinking? I might give her a call -- set something up, so we can get together.

Jack: Yeah, right! Now, that is funny.

Carly: What? I'm serious. We've tried everything else. Why not try being friends?

Jack: This is Rosanna we're talking about, right? Petite? Vicious?

Carly: She's my sister. Never too late to start treating her like that.

Rosanna: Dr. Schiller -- can I have a moment, please?

Dr. Schiller: Of course, Rosanna. What is it?

Rosanna: Well, is there any way that I can move my operation up? Sooner, rather than later, works better for me.

Dr. Schiller: Has your pain become worse?

Rosanna: No, no. It's about the same. It's just that the man in my life is, well, out of town at the moment, and I'd just like to get it over with before he gets back.

Dr. Schiller: Come here. A hysterectomy is not something to "get over with." It's an extremely serious operation. It should be treated that way.

Rosanna: Oh, yes, I understand that. You've made that very clear. But is it gonna change anything if we move up the date?

Dr. Schiller: I can look into that, if you like. But you're gonna need a support system, Rosanna. And that should include the man in your life.

Rosanna: Oh, believe me, Craig feels just awful about not being able to be here. It's just that he has a family crisis of his own right now. And he just can't get back into town.

Dr. Schiller: Is there anyone else you can talk to, someone -- one of your friends?

Rosanna: I will absolutely look into that, of course. About that date?

Dr. Schiller: I'll have someone get back to you.

Rosanna: Okay. I'm fine. Try not to worry about me, please.

Dr. Schiller: Comes with the job.

[Cell phone rings]

Rosanna: Hello?

Carly: Hi. It's Carly.

Rosanna: What do you want?

Carly: Well, I've been thinking about you all morning, and I was hoping that we could get together?

Rosanna: Oh, really?

Carly: Well, I'm serious. Could you meet me at Al's in about 20 minutes?

Rosanna: What's the occasion?

Carly: I'll fill you in when you get there. Okay?

Rosanna: Okay. But if this is some sort of setup --

Carly: It's not. Just be there.

Jessica: I didn't mean to hurt you, Ben.

Ben: Well, you've done it.

Jessica: Look, Ben, we're not kids, okay? This kind of thing -- it sometimes happens with couples, and they work it out. I mean, we can work this out! I love you --

Ben: I don't wanna spend the rest of my life with a woman that I cannot trust! Frankly, I don't even wanna try.

Marshall: I made it very clear how difficult it is for Bonnie to get involved in the Paul Ryan case on any level. Obviously, you failed to communicate that to her.

Jessica: Marshall, what are you talking about?

Marshall: Bonnie paid me a visit. She and Isaac are trying to discredit me by digging up my past.

Jessica: And you expect me to discourage them?

Marshall: If you care about them, yes.

Jessica: Well, that's not gonna happen. As a matter of fact, I'm gonna wish them the best of luck.

Isaac: Well, this is it. Somehow, I pictured Marshall's father in a high-rise building.

Bonnie: Yeah. He's a civil rights attorney, Isaac. The entire movement started in places just like this.

Isaac: I guess you're right. I only hope this pays off.

Bonnie: Yeah.

Oliver: Well, it all pays off in the long run. The trick is staying alive to see it.

Isaac: I'll try to remember that.

Oliver: Come on in. Come on in. We've got a lot of things to talk about. Oh -- pardon the mess. The secretary only comes in twice a week now that I'm officially retired.

Bonnie: Oh, no, that's quite all right. I'm sure this place has seen a lot of wonderful times.

Oliver: Yeah, well, mostly hard times. But the victories make it all worthwhile. Ah, speaking of which -- I need some more information about your case. I know that the landlord told you over the phone that the apartment was vacant. But as soon as he got a look at your skin tones, he said that it was rented. Now, I need to know exactly the words he used --

Isaac: I'm sorry to interrupt you, Mr. Travers, but you have us confused with somebody else.

Oliver: You're not the couple from Stone Mountain? The case about the apartment rental?

Bonnie: Ah, no, sir. No, we're actually from Oakdale, Illinois. I'm Bonnie McKechnie. This is Isaac Jenkins. We flew down to Atlanta this morning.

Oliver: Well, then you're the two people who keep calling me about my son.

Isaac: Yes, that's it. We probably should've called --

Oliver: Get out! You get me? I don't want anything to do with you.

Bonnie: Mr. Travers, please. All we wanna do is ask you just a few questions.

Oliver: Look -- I'm not gonna give you any information about my son. You got that? Now, the door is that way.

Isaac: I don't think you understand the situation, sir. Now, your son is in some serious trouble.

Oliver: Thurgood just got elected District Attorney in your city. I assume he wanted the job. So, what's the problem?

Bonnie: He's prosecuting an innocent man.

Oliver: A friend of yours?

Bonnie: Yes.

Oliver: Mm. That's just what I thought.

Isaac: This man was set up on a murder rap. Your son knows it. But he refuses to do anything to stop it.

Oliver: Why not?

Bonnie: Have you ever heard of a man named James Steinbeck?

Oliver: Who's that?

Bonnie: A psychopath who has -- well, there's really no other word for it. He has terrorized the city of Oakdale for years. He's ruthless. He's powerful. And he has your son, Marshall, under his control.

Oliver: I don't believe that.

Isaac: It's true. That's why we're here. We want to know why Marshall has allowed himself to be influenced by Steinbeck.

Oliver: Like I said, I can't help you.

Bonnie: Can't or won't?

Oliver: Both. "Marshall" -- as he insists upon being called -- and I haven't spoken in years. I don't know much about the man he's become but, frankly, the subject doesn't interest me.

Bonnie: A man like yourself who has obviously helped so many people -- I kind of find it hard to accept that you've given up on your own son.

Oliver: You're a smart young woman. But, still, the answer is no.

Isaac: Why? Why won't you at least try to help your son?

Oliver: Look, several years ago, I made a promise to myself to stay out of my son's life. Now, nothing has happened to change that. Now, look, I'm sorry that you made this trip for nothing. But I'm sticking to my vow.

Marshall: Don't let your feelings for me negate what I'm telling you. Bonnie and Isaac are in danger. I won't allow you and the people you care about to get hurt.

[Jessica scoffs]

Jessica: Well, it's a little late for that, isn't it?

Marshall: Look, I'm sorry about what's happened between us and how you've suffered for it. If there was any way I could've avoided it --

Jessica: Oh, but I guess there wasn't. Was there?

Marshall: I did what I had to do.

Jessica: You know, the really pathetic part is I think you want me to feel sympathy for you.

Marshall: Feel what you like. It's out of my control.

Jessica: Yeah, well, mine, too. And the only thing that I feel for you right now is unadulterated hatred. Can you get with that? You're cruel. You're selfish. You're arrogant. The way you expect the world to snap to when you walk into the -- you know, just leave me alone! I've got work to do.

Marshall: Jessica -- give up on this now. Paul Ryan will be convicted, and there's nothing you can do about it.

Jessica: I don't know why this case is so important to you. You know, I wish I did. I don't know what Steinbeck has on you that makes this so important. But you know what? Be prepared to lose, Mr. District Attorney. And if this is decaf, I think you'd better exchange it for regular. Because I intend to make sure that justice is served for Paul Ryan and for you.

Margo: Whoa, Jess. Breakfast with the enemy. You have a stronger stomach than I thought.

[Jessica laughs weakly]

Jessica: I was sitting here, and he felt obliged to say hello.

Margo: Doesn't look like it went very well.

Jessica: The man has ruined my life, Margo. I don't think it'll ever be the same again.

Margo: What's he done to you, baby?

Jessica: He showed Ben the videotape.

Margo: I'm so sorry, Jess. I -- what did Ben say?

Jessica: Nothing. He just -- he watched for awhile, and then he walked out of the room.

Margo: Wait a minute. You were in the room, too?

Jessica: Oh, yeah. Marshall had the tape all along. I don't know. Maybe he planned it that way, you know? But -- the bottom line is it's my own fault.

Margo: It is not your fault. You had no idea it was gonna turn out this way.

Jessica: No, I should have stopped it at the first kiss. But something in me, something inside me, wanted it. So I got what I wanted. And now I think it's cost me the best man I've ever met.

Nurse: Dr. Harris, please let me explain.

Ben: Explain? What were my instructions?

Nurse: To administer his meds on the hour.

Ben: Was there anything in there about allowing Will to sleep through?

Nurse: I thought he needed the rest.

Ben: No, you thought? My patient was scheduled to be released today. If you'd awakened him on my schedule, we could have administered the final round of tests, saved him the trouble of having to come back to this hospital. Your incompetence threw my whole timetable off!

Nurse: I'll call downstairs. Maybe they can still squeeze him in.

Ben: You know, I'll make the call myself. I don't want you anywhere near this case.

Kim: Ben? Excuse me --

Ben: Kim, I'm having a meeting.

Kim: I know, I know. This will only take a minute. I have a serious problem, and I kind of need your help.

Ben: If anything like this happens again, I'm gonna take official action. I don't know where these people get their training. What, you said you have a problem?

Kim: Yeah, I do. You see, one of my favorite doctors -- one of my favorite people -- is kind of out of control emotionally, and I'm just not sure how to handle that. I mean, should I talk to him about it, or should I mention it to Bob or what?

Ben: Is it somebody I know? Give me a name.

Kim: Okay. It's Dr. Ben Harris.

Jack: Well, I gotta tell ya -- I'm proud of you. Making that call to Rosanna -- that could not have been easy.

Carly: I'm not exactly optimistic that the two of us will become pals. But you never know unless you try, right?

Jack: That's still a great attitude to have. Want me to make you some toast to go with that tea?

Carly: No. I don't feel much like eating.

Jack: It's your stomach again?

Carly: It's just -- taking a little while to settle down.

Jack: You know, that doctor of Emily's doesn't seem to have helped very much. You know, if Rosanna likes the doctor she's seeing, she could refer you, and maybe you could have a second opinion or something?

Carly: I really don't want her to know anything about this, Jack. My health is none of her business. Besides, she's the one who's supposed to be sick. So if I start talking about myself, she'll just be offended.

Jack: All right. Okay. Whatever. Whatever makes you comfortable.

Carly: You didn't say anything about this last night to her at Al's, did you?

Jack: It did not come up.

Carly: You sure?

Jack: I'm positive.

Carly: Good. Let's keep it that way. Well -- I -- I should get ready. You know something? I can't tell if I'm looking forward to seeing Rosanna or if I'm dreading it. Isn't that strange?

Jack: Yeah. Very.

Bonnie: Look, Mr. Travers, whatever happened between you and Marshall was obviously very painful, but --

Oliver: Look, I'm gonna say this one last time, plain and simple. There is nothing I can do for you.

Bonnie: Okay. We (understand) your not wanting to discuss Marshall. But we were wondering -- do you know anything about a woman named Neia?

Oliver: What do you mean by "anything"?

Isaac: We suspect that her disappearance has something to do with James Steinbeck. If that's the case, then she's the link between Steinbeck and your son.

Oliver: Oh, my goodness. Always the case, somebody gets an idea, and they start to believe it's true. From that idea, they get another idea. But it's all wrong.

Bonnie: I'm not quite sure I understand what you mean by that.

Oliver: Neia didn't disappear. She's dead.

Margo: Do you still love Ben?

Jessica: Of course I do.

Margo: Then you fight for him.

Jessica: Margo, I have tried to talk to him. But he has informed me that it's over. So what am I supposed to do?

Margo: You know, if I could get through Emily and Tom and a baby, I think that you and Ben can get through this.

Jessica: I'd like to believe that. I really would. And I wanna make this right. But -- he is so hurt! And when he sees me, it's just like pouring salt in the wound.

Margo: Mm-hmm. The man's got a right to be angry, don't you think? But if you show him that you can endure it -- because he means that much to you, Jess -- then you've got a fighting chance.

Jessica: You know, he -- he left his address book at my house. I was gonna drop it in the mail.

Margo: No! No, no. Take it over to him.

Jessica: Oh, he'll see right through that.

Margo: Of course he will. And he's gonna yell at you for being so obvious. But what other chance are you gonna prove that you can take whatever he's got to dish out?

Jessica: You're right. I -- I think I'll do that.

Margo: Good.

Jessica: Thanks, Margo. I really --

Margo: Don't waste your time sitting here thanking me. The sooner that you and Ben are face-to-face, the sooner you're gonna get through this. Good luck.

Ben: You can tell Bob whatever you like. I'm not out of control, emotionally or otherwise.

Kim: Ah, then why were you so hard on that nurse?

Ben: She contradicted my instructions. She should've known better.

Kim: Ben, you are the most even-tempered person in the world. And I know there's no way you would've spoken to her that way unless there was something that was bothering you, besides her.

Ben: I really don't wanna discuss this.

Kim: Are you sure about that? You know, sometimes it just helps to say it out loud.

Ben: Jessica and I broke up.

Kim: Oh, honey, I am so sorry.

Ben: It's fine. It's better now than later.

Kim: Well, maybe you'll resolve things.

Ben: No, Kim, it's finished. That's all I have to say on the subject.

Kim: Okay. All right, all right. I understand that. I'm sure it's a difficult time for both of you.

Ben: Well, I can only speak for myself. And I'll get over it.

Kim: I'm sure you will. But you know what? Maybe you should think about taking just a -- giving yourself a little breather, you know? Just a little time off.

Ben: What, for this?

Kim: Yeah.

Ben: It's a waste of time.

Kim: Well, no. I mean, even an hour or two? I just saw Dr. Ramirez downstairs. I'll bet he could fill in for you, huh?

Ben: Kim, thank you for your concern, okay? But it's all under control. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to find the nurse and apologize.

Rosanna: I'll be out of commission for the next few weeks. You can send all the papers to my assistant in Detroit. Uh -- I'm taking a vacation. Yes, it's rather long overdue. I will. Okay. Bye. I don't have the slightest idea what to say to you.

Carly: I feel exactly the same way.

Rosanna: Well, it's been lovely seeing you. Let's make sure to do this again sometime very soon.

Carly: That's cute. That's very cute.

Rosanna: Thanks. Well, that's a very --

Carly: I'd really like to know what's going on with you.

Rosanna: What did you say?

Carly: You gave me the impression that you wanted to talk to me about your health.

Rosanna: Well, yes, I did. But don't worry. That impulse has passed.

Carly: If it's serious, I think I should know.

Rosanna: Well, fortunately, it's nothing too serious. I -- have these fibroid tumors. It seems I need a hysterectomy.

Carly: Isn't there an alternative?

Rosanna: I've tried -- a lot of things. Nothing's worked.

Carly: So what happens if you don't -- if you don't have the surgery?

Rosanna: I could get cancer.

Carly: I'm sorry. That must've been a very difficult decision to make.

Rosanna: Yes, well, I'm really completely at peace with it. You know, my life isn't in danger. You know, a few weeks down the road, I'll be back up on my feet.

Carly: Right. It's nice to see you taking it so well.

Rosanna: What else can I do? I mean, some of us get to be mothers, and some of us -- uh -- you know.

[Rosanna sobbing] some of us don't. I try not to be too disappointed about it. But -- [Rosanna sobbing] oh, I didn't want to do this in front of you.

Carly: I'm so sorry. I -- Rosanna. Rosanna. It's okay. It's gonna be okay.

[Rosanna sobbing]

Rosanna: Are they looking at me?

Carly: God, who cares? You have a right to be sad about this.

Rosanna: Don't pity me, please. Please don't pity me.

Carly: I don't.

Rosanna: It would only make it worse if you did.

Carly: Is it all right if I feel sorry that it's happening?

Rosanna: If you must.

Carly: Thank you. So that's one argument avoided. Shall we try for two?

Rosanna: Oh, what's the matter with you? You look a little green around the gills.

Rosanna: Carly? What's wrong with you?

Carly: It must be nerves. Jack is having J. J. christened today.

Rosanna: So?

Carly: So I am supposed to pledge before God to nurture and love him.

Rosanna: And what part of that do you have a problem with?

Carly: He's Jack's son. And I've tried really hard to open up to him. But, given the circumstances -- you know, I'm sorry. I shouldn't even be bringing this up.

Rosanna: This is very typical of our lives, isn't it? I'm grieving a child that I can't have, and you just have one pop right into your lap.

Carly: Excuse me. So -- when is your surgery?

Rosanna: I don't know. I'm trying to move up the date so I can get it done by the time Craig gets back from his trip.

Carly: You didn't tell him?

Rosanna: No, I haven't told him. We're still in the first stage of our relationship, Carly. I don't need him knowing that I can't have his child.

Carly: Knowing Craig, he could be relieved.

Rosanna: Are you gonna go behind my back and tell him?

Carly: I suppose I deserve that. But I don't consider your bad luck to be a subject for gossip.

Rosanna: I look a mess. I better go freshen up. You should really lie down or something before you have to go to that christening. You really do look awful.

Carly: Thank you. Great. She gets the bathroom.

Marshall: Hi, it's Marshall. Yes. Can you call Judge Bellingham and tell him to reschedule our meeting? I don't know. Just come up with some kind of excuse, Alice. Be creative. All right? Thank you.

James: Shouldn't you be preparing for trial?

Marshall: I needed a break.

James: Not me. Not me. I love to work. I love -- I can work night and day.

Marshall: What do you want?

James: I just want to see how you're doing. That little dispute with Jessica Griffin this morning was a bit unpleasant, wasn't it?

Marshall: How did you know about that? Were you spying on me?

James: Oh, come on, Marshall. I'm disappointed in you. I thought you'd be aware of that.

Marshall: For how long?

James: Can't give you an exact date. But your file is about -- oh, about that thick.

Marshall: You know, James, you don't have to continue keeping tabs on me anymore. I've already done everything you wanted me to do.

James: Plus a few things on your own.

Marshall: Meaning what?

James: I never asked you to steal that videotape.

Jessica: Ben?

Ben: Go away.

Jessica: I have something for you.

Ben: My address book?

Jessica: You left it at my house.

Ben: You could have left it at the nurses' station. Somebody would make sure I got it.

Jessica: Well, I thought maybe we could talk.

Ben: I don't have anything to say to you.

Jessica: Look, Ben, if you walk away now, I don't know if I'll get the nerve to do this again.

Ben: Don't waste your time. I'm really trying to be civil. But I don't know how long it's gonna last.

Jessica: I can't leave.

Ben: Why not?

Jessica: Because I want you to understand --

Ben: Look, I understand. You cheated. You lied. You got caught.

Jessica: Yeah, I lied. And I was unfaithful. But those are things I did. They're not who I am.

Ben: I don't know who you are. Look, I'm not even gonna judge you. I'm just gonna make some choices about who I have in my life.

Jessica: Ben, I made a mistake. I'm not trying to excuse it. I can't even apologize for it anymore. But it doesn't change the way that I feel about you and -- that's the same, whether you want it or not.

Ben: You know what I've been doing ever since I saw that tape of you and Travers? I've been reliving every lie that you told me. All the times that you said I was the only man in your life. All the times that you promised me that you would never take our relationship for granted.

Jessica: Ben, please.

Ben: What, you wanted some of my time. This is all I have to say to you.

Jessica: Okay. Say whatever you want. Hurt me. Insult me. But just -- I want you to stay in my life.

Ben: As what? Your main man or your backup?

Jessica: Come on -- that's so unfair!

Ben: You know, I don't even know what's fair anymore. I stood in that hotel room and watched a videotape of the woman I loved having sex with another man. I could never forget that, Jessica, no matter how hard I try. That will be your legacy. That is how I will always remember you.

Oliver: Neia and Thurgood were the sweetest couple I'd ever known. People would see them together, and smiles would just break out on their faces. But they got careless. Neia became pregnant.

Bonnie: Now, was this at Harvard?

Oliver: Senior year at B.U. No, it's only got worse when they went to Harvard.

Isaac: How so?

Oliver: Surrounded by all that money and power, it started to -- it started to get to Thurgood's head. Marriage and a baby just didn't fit into his plans. Neia knew that she couldn't change his mind, so she went back to Brazil.

Bonnie: Oh. Well, that must've been pretty awful for the both of them.

Isaac: Did Marshall ever see her again?

Oliver: No. Neia was killed in an automobile accident in Sao Paulo. When Marshall got the news, he went to pieces like I've never seen before.

Isaac: Can't say I blame him for that.

Oliver: Yeah, I tried to -- tried to help him. I even moved up to Boston to be with him for a couple of months. But I couldn't get through. It's like a switch had been turned off.

Bonnie: So did he stay in school? I mean, what happened?

Oliver: Well, our plan all along was that he was gonna come back to Atlanta, go into practice with me. "Travers and Travers." [Oliver chuckles] ah, we were gonna strike fear in the hearts of the oppressors everywhere. Instead, he plowed straight through law school, got an internship with a big law firm in New York and started calling himself "Marshall," instead of his given name. Started devoting himself to making sure the rich who broke the law never paid for their crimes. Inside of a year, he became everything I ever despised about our chosen profession.

Bonnie: Well, thank you. Thank you for sharing with us. I can certainly understand why it's so difficult to talk about.

Oliver: You know, I thought that being elected to District Attorney's office would somehow change things with Marshall. But you're telling me he went to work with this lunatic! I guess there's no hope for him.

Bonnie: Oh, no, Mr. Travers. With a father like you, I have to believe that there will always be hope.

Isaac: Thanks for your time. And we'll let you know if we have any luck breaking whatever hold Mr. Steinbeck seems to have on your son.

Oliver: I appreciate that. Any good news about Thurgood would be a welcome change of pace.

Bonnie: Mr. Travers, is there a message I could possibly give to him for you?

Oliver: I don't know what I would say.

Bonnie: I don't know. Maybe, "I miss you"?

[Oliver chuckles]

Oliver: I'm not sure that's something he'll ever be ready to hear.

Bonnie: Okay, well, thank you. Thank you again. And it was an honor to meet you.

Isaac: Yes, it was.

Marshall: You left the tape out, where I could easily take it. Frankly, I thought that's what you expected me to do.

James: What I expected you to do was to be tempted but resist.

Marshall: Oh, a test.

James: More like a pop quiz. But you failed miserably. Where's that videotape now?

Marshall: I gave it to Jessica. I assume she's destroyed it.

James: You assume? Sit down! Now I -- I chose you for this assignment because you were ambitious and refreshingly unsentimental. But since your little moment in time with the glorious Jessica Griffin, all that's disappeared. You're careless. You're indiscreet. And prone to adolescent sulking. Thurgood, I will not allow it. There's simply no room for the tortured romantic in my plan.

Marshall: Jessica Griffin is no longer an issue. I'm focused on Paul Ryan's trial. And I expect to win it with ease.

James: Oh, I certainly hope so. Because in the American legal system, coming in second just doesn't cut it.

Rosanna: How are my eyes?

Carly: Not puffy.

Rosanna: Oh, thank God.

Carly: You've always had really nice eyes, actually.

Rosanna: You don't have to give me false compliments, Carly. You're not gonna make this operation any easier.

Carly: Look -- I know this is gonna be a really tough time for you. Maybe we should consider a truce.

Rosanna: Are you serious?

Carly: Just -- on a temporary basis. If we find that it's not working for us, we can always go back to hating each other, no questions asked.

Rosanna: Well, that sounds really -- reasonable to me. Do you have any suggestions about how we should go about this truce?

Carly: Well, maybe we could start with your surgery? If you get scared at 3:00 in the morning, I could hold your hand. I could be there on the day of your surgery. I could bring you soup when you're recovering. I'll even taste it first.

Rosanna: It almost sounds like you're talking about acting like my sister.

Carly: For as long as I can stand it.

Rosanna: Well, I have no objections to that. As long as it's something that -- you can put up with.

Carly: I can.

Rosanna: Um -- sounds good. Do you want anything in return?

Carly: Oh, well, I'll come up with something, I'm sure. But -- let's just start with you, getting you through this operation.

Rosanna: Fine. Thanks.

Jessica: You know, I can tolerate your rejection. I can -- I can take your contempt. I deserve them. Brought it on myself. But what hurts the most is seeing what this has done to you.

Ben: Yeah, that is -- so very noble of you. Are we finished?

Jessica: I'm sorry to have bothered you at your job. I just -- I just thought I'd give it one more try.

Ben: Hope it's the last try.

Jessica: Ben, please. Whatever -- whatever has happened between us, please don't let this change who you are. Don't let this pain and this hurt make you --

Ben: Do you know what hatred does to a person? I mean, physiologically.

Jessica: No.

Ben: It creates this chemical reaction. It causes a bitter taste in the back of the throat. As long as the hatred persists, the taste remains.

Jessica: Well, that's exactly what I hoped wouldn't happen.

Ben: Well, it's too late! Because every time a certain person comes to mind -- there it is, that chemical reaction and that bitter taste.

Jessica: Ben, I never wanted to be the cause of bitterness for you.

Ben: Did I say that it was coming from you?

Jessica: Well, if not --

Ben: I'm talking about T. Marshall Travers. I don't think I have ever hated someone as much as I hate that man.

Marshall: Nothing has changed. I will convict Paul Ryan, as we agreed I would.

James: You're sure of that?

Marshall: I have the better case. And I'm the better attorney.

James: Ah, see, there's that flash of arrogance that I've been missing. I still can't help but wonder if you're totally on my side.

Marshall: Do you have any reason to suspect I'm not?

James: That videotape of you and the beautifully uninhibited Jessica, could have been very valuable to us. But you gave it to her without even consulting me.

Marshall: The tape had become a distraction. So I gave it to Jessica so I could concentrate on the trial.

James: I'll accept that explanation for now. But keep this in mind, Thurgood -- I love Barbara, but I will not risk incarceration to get her back. If I suspect in the least that you're trying to trap me, I'll put a bullet in your head and disappear.

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