ATWT Transcript Monday 1/13/03


As The World Turns Transcript Monday 1/13/03

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Lily: Oh, boy.

Holden: Oh. They're off! Everyone was buckled in. Juicy cups and --

Lily: This is Natalie's duck! This is her favorite. I have to give it to her.

Holden: No, it's too late. They're already halfway down the road.

Lily: Oh.

Holden: Besides, I don't really think she's gonna miss it. Lily, they're only gonna be gone for a couple of hours.

Lily: I know. It's just our first separation from Natalie since she was born. And --

[Lily sighs] I just need a minute.

Holden: What we have got is a couple of hours to do whatever it is we want to do.

Lily: Mm.

[Lily laughs] this place is a mess. I should clean up.

Holden: No, uh-uh. No, you're not gonna do that. No way. No housekeeping, okay?

Lily: Okay.

Holden: Not tonight. Sit. What is that?

Lily: Silence.

Holden: Silence. I know we get a little crazy raising the kids sometimes, but I really think we should take advantage of this moment.

Lily: Yeah? The whole house to ourselves? I've forgotten. How does that go?

Holden: Want me to hum a few bars for you?

[Lily laughs] you ready? Does that ring any bells?

Lily: Oh, yes, you ring my bells. You always have.

Marshall: Get away from me, man, or I swear --

Ben: I'm your physician, like it or not.

Marshall: Oh, yeah, that's a leap. From executioner to healer in the space of one visit? Yeah, go inflict yourself on some other patient. You're not laying a hand on me!

Oliver: Dr. Harris, it's best you come back when my son is feeling up to a visit.

Ben: Look, I'm not here for a visit. I'm here to do my job. It's not uncommon for a post-op patient to be a bit fuzzy, even -- even paranoid. Especially with the medication he had --

Marshall: Don't patronize me, Harris. Look, I may have been nearly blinded, but I see the situation clear as day.

Oliver: Son, listen --

Marshall: No, dad. This man has threatened me before because of Jessica. At least he had the guts to do it to my face. Now you wait till I'm knocked out on the table? The very definition of a coward.

Ben: Let me tell you something -- I saved your miserable life twice!

Marshall: What, and that's supposed to make you some kind of hero?

Ben: No, it makes me a man who had a job to do, and I did it well. You should be thankful that a surgeon is what I am.

Oliver: I'm sure you're a good one, but listen --

Ben: No, I am the best! Let me tell you something -- if I wanted you dead, you would be dead.

Bob: Dr. Harris! What's going on?

Intercom: Dr. Burliss, dial 182, please.

Dr. Forest, please dial 118.

Lucinda: Oh. I trust Sierra is in the air?

Craig: Yes. Yes, but I caught up with her at the airport.

Lucinda: Oh. You just never can leave well enough alone, can you?

Craig: Well, there were things between us that needed to be settled.

Lucinda: She felt perfectly ghastly when she left here. And I hope you have not made things worse.

Craig: Lucinda, I don't really care what you think. But I do care about Sierra, and I always will.

Lucinda: And you have an inspired way of showing it. You take her kid away from her. You send her packing to that damn little island in tears.

Craig: What would you do if you couldn't hate my guts? My marriage to your daughter is over. Life has moved on. And I suggest you consider doing the same.

Lucinda: I just find myself filled with pity for the next victim. It's Rosanna, right?

[Craig chuckles]

Craig: I'll go find Lucy.

Lucinda: And I'm curious about something -- these hospital visits. Are they going to be to deliver more flowers for Lucy or to drum up support with Lucy for her next new stepmother? It's just like you, Craig. It really is. To use Lucy's amnesia to sell the idea to her that she likes Ms. Cabot. But I'm not going to allow that.

Mike: How would I know why Carly wouldn't tell you if she's pregnant, if she is?

Molly: She would tell me. Wouldn't she? I mean, 'cause we're best friends. We tell each other everything. But, then again, she never copped to sleeping with Craig. So --

Mike: Maybe she was a little bit embarrassed. You know? She just -- I'm glad she's not getting you mixed up in all that mess.

Molly: Still, it would explain why Rosanna keeps jumping down her throat. Why it was just so weird around the two of them. Oh, my God. If Carly is pregnant, then -- no.

Mike: Oh, just stop. What difference does it make? Carly will let you know if she wants you to know. Until then, just let it go.

Jack: What's the deal, Carly? What else have you got to tell me?

Carly: Well, I've been doing some thinking -- since I found out about this pregnancy. And I -- I think I ought to make some changes. Especially work-wise.

Jack: That -- no, of course. Of course, you know. I tell you what -- we'll set you up a temporary studio. That way, you can work from home once you get farther along.

Carly: You're always thinking, aren't you, g-man?

Jack: Of course, the only downside will be the inevitability of Craig dropping by whenever he likes.

Carly: That's not gonna happen.

Jack: Oh, have I heard that before?

[Carly chuckles] it's not like he needs any kind of excuse, Carly.

Carly: Not if he's not working with me anymore. And he's not. I -- I left the company.

Jack: You -- you walked away from Monte Carlo?

Carly: A pregnant lady doesn't need the aggravation, right? And I know you hate all the drama that Craig carries around with him wherever he goes, so I -- it was simple, really. I -- quit.

Jack: Well, here's a suggestion that's guaranteed to make the pregnant lady blush. Unquit!

Carly: What?!

Jack: Carly, you heard me. Go back to work.

Lily: Ugh, I can't take this.

Holden: You know, you just gotta give it a second. I mean, absolute calm has a way of sneaking up on you, you know?

Lily: I'm just used to, you know, chaos and loud gurgling sounds. I don't know what to do with all this quiet. My brain doesn't know how to work.

Holden: All right. Well, then let's try and come up with something. Something that we haven't been able to do for the last nine months.

Lily: Nine months? Um --

[Lily clears her throat] you wanna dance around the house?

Holden: Naked?

Lily: Naked? Ah, naked, yeah. Okay. Let's do naked. I can get a bath going with some bubbles and some music and maybe some candles.

Holden: Okay. All right. Let's see if we can gather up some candles and --

Lily: Oh. Yeah, yeah. You're right. It's too much prep work.

Holden: You know what? I am happy just being right here on this couch with you. That's all I need, okay?

Lily: Okay. I am the luckiest woman in the world. I am. An amazing husband, great father of three incredible children, and -- you know, if you could wish for one thing, what would you wish for?

[Holden chuckles]

Holden: Hmm. I don't know. I was wishing that Abigail would come home. But I really don't think that's gonna happen because she seems very happy every time I talk to her. Out there in California. Uh -- I don't know. That's what I would wish for. What about you? Tell me what you would wish for, and I'll see what I can do.

Lily: Rose. I'd really like her to come home.

Holden: I know.

Lily: Well, you know, since you don't have that wish for Abigail -- so she's fine -- you still have a wish left.

Holden: You know, I really would love to have a beer. But if I didn't have to get up to get it, that would -- that was a joke. Hey. That's the thing, Lil. What does a man wish for when he's living everything that he's already wished for?

Molly: So is there some reason you're jumping down my throat about that?

Mike: I didn't mean to snap at you. It's just that you are jumping to a lot of conclusions here, and I don't know why.

Molly: I just wanna know what's going on with my cousin. Okay? I'm not looking for trouble.

Mike: Good. Because Jack and Carly have had enough of that, especially after having to give J .J. back. I mean, it's been a rough couple of months for them, so let's just let them be. You and Carly can't get any closer. She'll tell you whatever she wants, whenever she wants. Just -- just trust that.

Molly: I just love her so much. And I want her and Jack to have the best life possible.

Mike: I think they're well on their way, don't you think?

Molly: Then why were they so weird when we were over there?

Mike: Probably 'cause we dropped by without calling.

Molly: But it was about J. J. because we were worried.

Mike: Okay. The bottom line is this -- we have no idea what it was like having to give that baby back. You know? Maybe they just want a break. We come barging in, bringing it all back up again. You know, they're entitled to a little bit of weirdness right now.

Molly: You're right. It was a really bad idea to go over there. Promise me we'll keep those to a minimum from now on, okay?

Mike: I can if you can.

Craig: Lucinda, what I do and with whom is none of your concern.

Lucinda: Well, Lucy's happiness is already a casualty of the relationship. She told me. That's why I know that Rosanna has overstepped the boundaries. Lucy doesn't like that.

Craig: Rosanna is a part of my life. And if she becomes a fixture, we will resolve any difficulties.

Lucinda: Oh, my dear! A "fixture"? A "fixture."

[Lucinda sighs] so the lady is bewitched, bothered and bewildered. But she's not a dope! She's a shrewd one. She'll see through you.

Craig: And what if I told you she knows who I am and accepts me for that?

Lucinda: I'd say she was a masochist.

[Craig laughs] or -- or she's been brainwashed, Craig. Because no -- no woman would willingly enter a lifetime of disappointment that you offer her.

[Craig chuckles]

Craig: Thanks for the dance, Lucinda. But next time, find somebody who doesn't mind the same old tune.

[Craig sighs] there has to be a more sympathetic ear out there somewhere. All right. Okay. Don't fail me now.

Carly: You are Jack Snyder, aren't you? The dude I saw recently dressed up in his dress blues, waiting for me to come down the aisle? I can't believe that I am about to say this, but I insist you let me quit!

Jack: No. Honey, that's not necessary. Take a leave of absence, anything. But flat-out give up the one thing you've wanted most? No way!

Carly: I am getting what I wanted most, Jack. To be your wife. And to --

[phone rings]

Jack: No. No, let that ring.

Carly: If it's Craig, I need to make him understand that I am serious about this.

Jack: No, Carly!

[Phone rings]

Carly: He's not going to understand "cutting back." I need to cut him off completely. And we both know that.

Jack: Don't do this.

[Answering machine picks up]

Carly: Hi. You've reached the Snyders. Leave a message.

If you're lucky, we'll get back to ya.


Craig: Carly, if you're there, please pick up.

It's important. No, well, I know it's usually important, but this time it's really important.

Carly: I am not gonna discuss this. I've already told Jack that I'm

quitting, and I am not gonna change my mind.

Craig: Quitting? No, no, no, no. I told you not to give up on Monte Carlo.

Carly: Forget it. Our partnership is over. Now, as I always say, "have a nice life." That's what I intend to do. Now lose the number.

Craig: Carly? [Dial tone] not today, Carly. Not today.

Carly: Honey -- I know that you have heard me blow Craig off before, but I really mean it this time.

Jack: Honey, it's not necessary. You don't have to give up on your lifelong dreams.

Carly: I'm not. Jack, we make dreams, and we remake dreams. It's okay if they change. How many times do I have to tell you that what I want is right here?

Jack: If -- if that's what you want, fine. I gotta get to the station. First, I gotta stop by Lily and Holden's.

Carly: Give that little Natalie a kiss for me.

Jack: I will.

Carly: Oh, and, honey? You know how you said that my being pregnant is the best secret ever? Let's keep it that way for now, okay? Call me superstitious, I just -- I don't wanna tell anybody yet. Okay?

Jack: Okay. I love you.

Carly: I love you.

Marshall: This man isn't touching me. Is everybody clear on that? Because if he does, I'll put this whole hospital out of business.

Bob: There's no reason for threats, Mr. Travers.

Oliver: Perhaps it's best if you assign another physician.

Ben: Ah, that's ridiculous.

Marshall: Either that, or I'll hold this whole hospital responsible for the actions of one man.

Ben: Bob, I haven't done anything to warrant this.

Marshall: Right, except try to kill me. I think that's reason enough to be edgy.

Ben: If you keep throwing these false accusations around --

Bob: Dr. Harris and I will confer outside and try to accommodate your request. Now, Ben, would you find a nurse, please? Mr. Travers, I think you need some rest.

Marshall: Yeah, well, I'll try. You know, it's -- it's kind of hard closing your eyes when you're not even sure if you're going to open them again.

Nurse #1: Dr. Hughes?

Bob: Yeah, ten milligrams of diazepam iv push for Mr. Travers, please.

Nurse #1: Yes, sir.

Marshall: You know, Dr. Hughes, pumping me full of drugs isn't gonna change anything. I know what I know.

Bob: And I know you need some rest. I'll check on you later. Dr. Harris? Ben, what is with you? I walk in the room, you're threatening a post-op patient in your care?

Ben: The man accused me of trying to kill him.

Bob: Patients say a lot of things when they had the type of surgery that Travers has had. Give him a chance to stabilize.

Ben: He is not lost in some post-op haze. He's found himself the perfect weapon. Travers wants me out of the picture so he can have Jessica. It's that simple. Short of killing me, he has found a great way to get what he wants.

Bob: Ben, I don't have to tell you that personal enmity is not a great basis for a doctor-patient relationship. My concern is that you keep your head. Now, I'm not questioning the integrity of your care, but I'm taking you off the Travers case, and I'm going to assign Ramirez.

Ben: How worried should I be here?

Bob: This is for your protection as well as the hospital. Get your notes together on the case, and we'll make the switch.

Ben: I guess this means that there's gonna be an inquiry sooner rather than later.

Bob: Well, I have to pass it by the lawyers to cover all the bases, but I don't think Travers can get very far with this. What's more important is to have distance between you and Mr. Travers.

Jessica: Your son couldn't be more wrong about Dr. Harris.

Oliver: I'm struggling with an irony here. I thanked Ben for saving my son's life.

Jessica: Your gratitude was not unwarranted.

Oliver: That's before all this happened.

Jessica: You can't seriously believe that Dr. Harris would deliberately try to murder his patient.

Oliver: The question isn't altogether inappropriate. And considering the circumstances, you're hardly an impartial witness to this.

Jessica: What are you suggesting?

Oliver: Would you excuse us? My son needs to rest.

Mike: Come over here and get warm with me. Found what you were looking for out there?

Molly: Oh -- I'm just searching for a way to say that I'm sorry. For harping on everything so much before.

Mike: I don't care.

Molly: But I do, Mike. Because it's really stupid. When we're so happy, I keep looking for monsters under the bed.

Mike: You've found them there before. It's understandable, all right?

Molly: Still, only an idiot goes looking for trouble in paradise.

Mike: Forget that. I have other plans for us, if you can't tell.

Molly: Okay. I'm a little slow sometimes. But I'm great at compensating. Do you wanna see?

[Doorbell rings]

Lily: Oh! We were asleep.

Holden: Oh, yeah. It was nice.

Lily: Oh, someone's at the door.

Holden: Yeah. I'll get it.

[Lily yawns]

Lily: Oh, watch it. I'll pick it up later.

[Holden growls]

Holden: Hey, Jack. How ya doing?

Jack: Hey, Holden.

Holden: Hey, come on in, okay?

Jack: Hey, ma and pa kettle take a nap? Taking a nap? Come on, people! We got kids to raise here.

Lily: Not for a couple hours.

Jack: How are you?

Lily: Hi.

Holden: You know how kids can keep you up at night, right, Jack?

Lily: Yeah, especially when they first get here. You know that.

Jack: That's why I'm here, actually. Speaking of little ones.

Lily: Ah! A gift? Carly already brought over so many great things.

Jack: Well, I don't have my wife's exquisite taste. You see, I'm more of a hand-me-down type of guy.

Lily: Oh. The Snyder christening gown. It's beautiful! We're gonna be needing that very soon.

Lily: I'm sure J. J. looked beautiful in this.

Jack: There's something else I've gotta tell you. On that subject.

Holden: About J. J.?

Lily: What is it?

Jack: Well, he's no longer in Oakdale.

Lily: What?

Jack: Well -- there's no easy way to just kind of slide into this, so I'm just gonna tell ya. J. J. wasn't my son.

Lily: What?!

Jack: Or Julia's, for that matter. She stole him from a hospital emergency room. Can you believe that? His real parents came to pick him up this morning.

Lily: Oh, that's horrible!

Holden: Why didn't you say something sooner? You should have told us.

Jack: You guys didn't have to deal with this. Besides, there wasn't anything anybody could do about it, anyway.

Lily: Oh, you and Carly must be devastated.

Jack: Well, Carly's been amazing, actually. If it wasn't for her, I'm not sure I could make it through this.

Craig: Are you out of your mind?

[Doorbell rings]

Carly: That wasn't the password.

Craig: And "I quit" is? Jack here?

Carly: No. And like I already told you, I told him that I'm leaving Monte Carlo behind.

Craig: Yes, without discussing it with me first. Whatever. Now the important part --

Carly: No, Craig. I am not gonna let you pull me back into your fantasy world again. Rosanna hates me now more than ever. And because of your little bombshell you dropped, she will never, ever let us work together again. Okay? In fact, I'm surprised you're even breathing. I figured Rosanna would have killed you by now.

Craig: No, Rosanna doesn't want to kill me. She wants to marry me.

Carly: I'm sorry. I thought I just heard you say that Rosanna wants to marry you?

Craig: I did.

Carly: Are you out of your mind?! You actually proposed to her?

Craig: Come on! She proposed to me.

[Carly laughs] oh, all right. Have your jollies while the divine comedy of life is punching me in the gut, and I have to come up with an answer.

[Carly laughs]

Carly: Well, as I see it, there's only two ways to go with this one. "No," and, "hell, no."

Craig: Carly!

Carly: Oh, if only I could have seen the look on your face.

Craig: What? You're looking at the look.

[Carly giggles]

Carly: How did she do it? From a hospital bed, no less. Did you guys have those disgusting little cups of lime jell-o? Was there a ring at the bottom of yours?

[Carly laughs] you're not actually considering this?

Craig: No, she's serious. She wants to be my wife, after everything I've put her through.

Carly: No, no, no. That doesn't make her serious. It makes her in need of intensive psychotherapy. Well, okay, if you want to do the "good" thing, go ahead and marry her. Maybe she'll give you Monte Carlo back.

Craig: No. I'm not gonna marry her just for the company.

Carly: You married Barbara for a whole lot less.

Craig: That was different! I was desperate. I was really desperate. She put me through all those hoops, that prenup.

Carly: Oh, like Rosanna's not gonna make you sign a prenup?

[Carly laughs] she's not?

Craig: Nope.

Carly: As filthy rich as she is, there's no contract being drawn up in your blood?

Craig: She loves me.

Carly: Well -- you have landed in clover, big fella. You have finally found a woman who has everything you want. Big bank. Corporate clout. Halfway decent looks. You really want my advice?

Craig: Yes!

Carly: Marry the hell out of her!

Craig: What are you saying? I don't want to use her like that!

Carly: Excuse me?

Craig: No, I don't. And I won't.

Carly: Oh, my God. This is unthinkable! You love her. Don't you?

[Craig chuckles]

Craig: So, why does everything always have to be about love? Being in love with Rosanna is entirely different from what I'm talking about.

Carly: Well, all right, Craig. Tell me, what are you talking about?

Craig: She deserves better than me. I'm bad for her. People are going to think she's deluded going after me.

Carly: Since when do you care what people think? Besides which, Rosanna is more than capable of taking care of herself, even where you are concerned.

Craig: Well, she knows how to put on a good front, but she's fragile. She is vulnerable. She cares what people think. And don't tell me you don't know what I'm talking about. Because you've been fighting over -- trying to get over the same things all your life. What? What?

Carly: Do you really not know why you're here crying on my shoulder about your girlfriend? There's only one reason you're not marrying her, Craig, and you might as well admit it. You are smitten, my friend.

Craig: No, no, I told --

Carly: You are in love, and it's scaring you to death.

Lily: What's actually incredible is that Julia knows what it's like to lose a child. Why in a million years did she want to do this to anybody else?

Holden: What about J. J.'s family? Good people?

Jack: They seem to be. They've been trying to have a baby for a long time.

Lily: You know, I -- I need a minute to take this all in. And I made coffee. And would you like some coffee or tea?

Jack: As good as that sounds, I'm going to have to pass. I'm needed at the station, so --

Lily: Thanks for bringing over the christening gown.

Jack: Any time.

Lily: I'll return it to you as soon as Natalie uses it. So, have you and Carly thought about having a child of your own?

Holden: Hint, hint.

Jack: Maybe we'll get around to it one of these days. You never know.

Lily: Okay. [Laughter] can I -- can I get you anything from the kitchen, darling?

Holden: Coffee would be fine.

Lily: Okay.

Jack: What?

Holden: You've never been the secret-keeping type, Jack.

Jack: So?

Holden: So, what's up?

Jessica: I don't know what else to say, Ben. I'm so sorry.

Ben: You're not responsible for all this.

Jessica: How can I not feel responsible?

Ben: Well, that's a question that you're just going to have to answer for yourself.

Jessica: Marshall is trying to ruin your career because of me. Now, I feel like I have to do something. I have to go in there and try to reason with him, get him to stop this insanity.

Ben: You know, I don't want you involved in this.

Jessica: Well, you know, I kind of am involved.

Ben: See, Marshall wants us to fight it out like two gunslingers at high noon, and the winner gets the prize. And the prize is you.

Jessica: Well, I refuse to be any man's prize, so --

Ben: Look, you already are. He's got you running to his bedside, Jessica.

Jessica: But he cannot convince me that you tried to kill him. Now, can't you let me fight for you on this?

Ben: No. Look, I appreciate the offer, but this fight is mine. What's the smile for?

Jessica: Well, if you're willing to fight, then you no longer blame yourself for what happened.

Ben: You know, I dedicated my whole life to saving lives. It's who I am. That's what I do. And when I'm in there, and Travers accuses me of trying to kill him -- something in me clicked. And I realize there is no way that I could harm one of my patients. Not even subconsciously. Maybe I just had to -- had to get mad to really believe it.

Jessica: Well, whatever it took, I'm glad you came back to your senses.

Ben: I let Travers take you away from me. I'm not gonna let him take my career.

Jessica: Marshall has not taken me away from you, Ben. Now, whether you forgive me or whether you walk out of my life completely, my feelings for you haven't changed. And nothing he can say can make them change. I still love you, no matter what.

Craig: You know, this is a much simpler matter than you're making it out to be. I just don't like the idea of treating her badly. I don't want to hurt her -- someday, down the road. I owe her more than that.

Carly: It's called love, Craig. You can say it.

Craig: Hey, I didn't court her.

Carly: Answer me this -- were there strings of Monte Carlo anyway involved in this marriage proposal?

Craig: No, I was very careful not to mention any business, so she wouldn't think that my taking care of her --

Carly: She's not going to think that, Craig. She loves you. If you do marry her, maybe she will give you back control over Monte Carlo as a wedding present.

Craig: You think?

Carly: She didn't want to take it away to begin with. She only did it because you had to open your yap about us, which heaven help us, wasn't even the truth.

Craig: Yeah, well, that's why I'm not marrying her. Look at her stats! Every day would be like Christmas. Who says, "I've had enough Christmas, thank you very much"?

Carly: Someone who is afraid of an honest-to-goodness emotional attachment. It's too real for you, Craig. To give yourself, your heart and your soul into someone else's care. And there's no out clause on this, is there?

Craig: Is that it?

Carly: You married Sierra with a chip on your shoulder, never thinking you'd be good enough for her. Out clause. Now, Barbara --

Craig: No -- you don't have to elaborate there. Barbara's a walking out clause.

Carly: You even have one for me.

Craig: Jack.

Carly: You see, deep in your heart, you know that I will always love him. But with Rosanna, you've actually found something genuine. And now you are finally going to have to share yourself for real, and there's no way out.


Holden: So, what is it?

Jack: Don't prepare the sodium pentothal just yet, okay? All will be revealed in good time.

Holden: See, I knew you had something to reveal. I knew it, Jack. I knew it. You know, I could still beat it out of ya!

Jack: Bring it on!

Lily: Oh. Such a shame. You know what? I would -- if it's not too late, sacrifice my one wish if Jack and Carly could be as happy as Holden and I are.

[Cell phone ringing] hello?

Rose: Hey, Tiger Lily! I didn't call all the way over there to hear you sound so blue.

Lily: Rose?

Rose: Ciao, bella, mama! How's it shaking?

Ben: You know me pretty well.

Jessica: Well, I'd like to think so.

Ben: Then you gotta know that right now, I feel like I'm fighting against everything. Not just Travers -- I'm fighting my feelings for you.

Jessica: I know.

Ben: I don't know what's going on between us -- right now, I'm not even in a space where I can -- I can discuss it. I got -- I gotta get Travers' records ready to hand over to Dr. Ramirez. I gotta write up a statement for the hospital board.

Jessica: I know, I know, your -- your plate is really full right now. So, I just want you to know that I'm here to share the load.

Ben: Thanks, but --

Jessica: Well, listen, if you -- would you take some advice from a good lawyer?

Ben: Sure. You know one?

Jessica: Protect yourself, okay? Document everything. And then it might be a good idea if you took a little sabbatical or vacation.

Ben: Run away?

Jessica: No, you wouldn't be running away, but it just might be a good idea to put some distance between you and Marshall right now.

Ben: Jessica, if I left right now, I think it'd make me look more guilty. Besides, Travers isn't my only patient. I've got surgeries scheduled every week for the next two months.

Jessica: Yes, but with all the noise he's making, I mean, the atmosphere around the hospital --

Ben: It doesn't matter. It doesn't matter. Let people talk. Let the staff gossip. I don't care. I'm going to come here, and I'm going to do my job. I'm going to give my patients the best possible care I can.

Jessica: I am really proud of you. You're what's good in people.

Ben: I don't know about all that. But I really like hearing you say it. Hey -- I really appreciate your support. More than I can say.

Mike: Hey, what's taking so long?

Molly: Champagne? I think it's kind of fitting for a special occasion, don't you think?

Mike: Did I miss something? What's the occasion?

Molly: Just that it's all beautiful and wintry outside, and all warm and snuggly in here. Does there have to be a better occasion than that?

Mike: No, it doesn't.

Molly: And besides, when is the last time you just spontaneously had a glass of champagne, right? That counts for something. To us.

Mike: To us.

Molly: Oh, my God! If Carly is pregnant, then -- hey, is there something wrong, babe? Do you have a champagne headache already?

Mike: I just got a lot on my mind, that's all.

Carly: Face it, fishy. You're hooked. For all intents and purposes, you even broke the infamous Carly clause, and Rosanna still wants to say, "I do."

Craig: Then what do I do? I'm not ready for this. Do I look ready for this? Marriage? To Rosanna? That's a real commitment, you know? That's really -- that's like shared values, shared lives, shared -- I haven't done that since Sierra. And you, old buddy, old pal, haven't even thrown me a rope here.

Carly: No, no, no, it's too late. Now, you're just like the rest of us, Craig. Trying to grope around in the dark, trying to make your way to happiness.

Craig: And, you know, the only reason I am in this mess with Rosanna is because of you.

Carly: Oh, first denial, now blame. Well, I wasn't the one sprinkling the poor little waif with my charms, lover boy. That was you. Final advice?

Craig: Yes?

Carly: Spit fate right in the eye and take that plunge. Get all wet and gooey. Nurture her back to health. Marry her for love, Craig. Ah, what the hell, marry her for spite, I don't care. Just marry her!

[Door slams]

Jack: Gentlemen. Mr. Greenbaum? Hi, yes. It's Jack Snyder, sir, from Oakdale. No, no, no, I don't need an attorney, sir. I was just wondering actually -- he is? J .J. -- I mean, Alex is doing okay then? That's great to hear. Yes. I needed -- I needed to hear that. No, no, don't -- don't -- don't. That's -- that's not necessary. No, please, don't tell the Chronisters I called. No, it's for the best, actually. No, thank you, sir. Thanks for everything. Bye. You're gonna be a dad.

Lily: Rose, your niece is an absolute doll.

Rose: Do you think that's news to me? How could she not be an angel? So, tell me everything, the nose, the eyes?

Lily: Right now, I just see her -- I see Holden in her, but she has our hair.

Rose: I'm going to have to teach her to duplicate my 'do.

Lily: When?

Rose: Soon. And, you know, thanks for not screaming at me for staying away so long.

Lily: I'll scream at you when you get here. I don't want to scare you off.

Rose: To tell you the truth, I was a little scared to make this phone call, 'cause I've missed so much, you know, things that I didn't think that I was going to miss.

And you must have a zillion questions about why.

Lily: I'll just wait to ask them when you get here. Just get here.

Rose: I will. I will. And when I get back, we'll have a nice cup of hot chocolate, and we'll talk all about it. All I have to say is, that I just needed this time, you know? I -- I needed --

Lily: You don't have to say it now.

Rose: I just feel like I've found myself here in Italy, you know? I mean, the people and the place is so beautiful, and the food, it's like -- I feel brand new.

Lily: How's Joe?

Rose: Oh, he is great. He's put on, like, 15 pounds. He looks fantastic. So, what can I say? You gave birth to Natalie and Italy gave birth to me and my pop.

And how are holden and the kids?

Lily: They're great.

Rose: And Lucinda?

Lily: She's amazing. She's running the world. And we all miss you so much. I was just telling Holden how much I missed you.

Rose: And I called. You know, it's like that twin mojo thing is working here.

Lily: Paul misses you, too. Rose?

Rose: It's time for me to come home. There's no doubt about that. We'll catch up. Real soon.

Lily: Can't you give me a time and a date?

Rose: Let's just say I'll be home before you can say arrivederci. And I will call soon with all the details. I just wanted you to know that I was thinking about you, and -- and happy New Year.

Lily: It is now. I love you.

Rose: I love you, too.

Lily: I can't wait to see

Rose: Right back at ya. It won't be long, promise.

Lily: Good. And my love to Joe. Okay, bye.

Holden: That was Rose?

Lily: That was Rose. She's coming home! Oh, Rose is coming home.

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