ATWT Transcript Monday 3/24/03


As The World Turns Transcript Monday 3/24/03

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Bonnie: It must've taken everything you had to get up there and make that statement in front of everyone. Ben -- will you take her home for me?

Ben: Hey, no problem.

Bonnie: I need to run by the club and check on a few things.

Ben: Okay.

Bonnie: Okay, I'll call you later?

Jessica: Yeah.

Bonnie: Okay.

Ben: Ready to get out of here?

Jessica: Like you wouldn't believe.

Reporter #1: Ms. Griffin, can we get a comment, please?

[Reporters talking over each other]

Reporter #3: Were you the victim of acquaintance rape?

Ben: Ms. Griffin is not prepared to make any statements tonight. Thank you.

[Reporters talking over each other]

Jessica: Okay, okay. All right. Yes, I was raped.

[Reporters react]

Jessica: Yes, I am accusing T. Marshall Travers. And we'll be going to trial in three weeks. And, yes, you have permission to use my name. Thank you. Let's go.

Reporter #3: One more question --

Reporter #1: We need more!

[Reporters talking over each other]

Marshall: When am I gonna be able to get out of here?

Newman: Soon as I file this with the county clerk, you'll be a free man.

[Reporters talking over each other]

Marshall: I don't know how "free" I'm actually gonna be. Every reporter from here to Chicago's gonna beat a path to my door.

Newman: Look on the bright side. You're not going to jail.

Marshall: I've been forced into a three-ring circus, though.

[Reporters talking over each other]

[Door closes]

Marshall: And thanks to Jessica, I'm the main attraction.

Mike: You -- you want to get married to me? I'm sorry. I'm just -- I'm a little confused. I mean, I just finished saying that this isn't the right time for us to live together again, and you suggest that we get married.

Molly: I've never been more serious in my life.

Mike: We've barely been civil to each other before today.

Molly: I know, but that doesn't mean that we ever stopped loving each other.

Mike: You've made it abundantly clear that you're not real wild about me being the father to Carly's child.

Molly: Mike, okay, we've both said things that we wish that we could take back. I mean, some ideas, they just take some time to get used to.

Mike: But -- how? I mean, where's all this coming from?

Molly: It's because of what Carly said. Mike, if we keep dragging our feet on the way back to each other, we could lose our way, and it could be too late. And life is too short to waste a minute of it. Okay, I mean, look at what happened to her. She was fine. The baby was fine. Her pregnancy was chugging right along. And then bam! Her blood pressure skyrockets. The baby gets in distress. And they're in the hospital, fighting for her life and fighting for the baby's life. You think that we have forever, but we don't. Okay? 'Cause you know what? I learned that the hard way. Because Jake and I made that mistake. I don't want to make that mistake again. Mike, not with you. So -- this is a leap. I know. But we were really great together, right? I mean, before all this happened, we were. We made each other laugh -- a lot. Right? And we fit. I mean, we really fit. And I know that, when you and  somebody fit like that, you don't let it go. You grab on. So I know this sounds really sudden and a bit loony. But we were really great. And I know that we can be really great again. I know that. So what do you think?

Carly: Let me tell you something, Craig. If you allow Rosanna to hand Monte Carlo over to Barbara, I will murder the three of you and let the buzzards pluck out your eyes. Do you understand me?

Craig: That's not exactly the kind of positive image an expectant mother should be carrying around.

Carly: Just keep Barbara Ryan away from my fall collection.

Craig: There's no way that Barbara Ryan is gonna get involved with Monte Carlo.

Carly: Really? Well, then why was she just here, pretending that she and Rosanna are concerned about my health? She seemed a little too interested in my ability to finish the designs on time, Craig. I think she's salivating over the prospect of taking over for me.

Craig: Well, don't worry about Barbara. Let me handle Barbara -- and Rosanna.

Nurse #4: Mrs. Snyder? Your sister's outside. She'd like to leave a gift for you.

Carly: Is it ticking?

Nurse #4: I beg your pardon?

Carly: Let her come in, please.

Craig: Remember your blood pressure.

Carly: Remember my promise to dismember her.

Rosanna: Hello, Carly! How you feeling? Craig. I had no idea you'd be here. I guess I should've guessed. Well, I just came to drop off this little basket. Won't keep you. But I think this should keep you busy for a little while.

Carly: That is so nice of you. You want to keep me busy. To want to keep my mind off Monte Carlo. What would I do without you, Rosanna?

Craig: Why don't we let Carly alone in peace, huh?

Carly: No, no, no! No, please, don't rush away on my account, Craig. At least, not until Rosanna gets what she came here for.

Rosanna: I'm sorry. What do you think it is I came here for?

Carly: Please. You want to see my dreams go up in smoke. Well, I'm sorry to disappoint you, sis. But you're wasting your time. Because that is not going to happen.

Rosanna: Could somebody please explain to me what is going on?

Craig: Barbara evidently appeared here after your little meeting, asking Carly questions about her health and how she was gonna make her deadline.

Rosanna: And you think I have something to do with that?

Carly: You hired Barbara to replace me because you are desperate to see me fail.

Rosanna: Oh, that's absolute nonsense. No one hired anyone. I simply asked Barbara to come up with a few designs to shadow you.

Carly: "Shadow" me?

Rosanna: Yes. I would not be a responsible executive if I didn't come up with a contingency plan, now, would I?

Craig: Let's go, all right?

Rosanna: Oh, yes, by all means. Let's leave before someone accuses me of trying to sabotage her health by my mere presence!

Craig: Yes --

Carly: Too late for that!

Rosanna: You are aware that I had nothing to do with Barbara showing up here in Carly's room tonight.

Craig: You're the one who called her up.

Rosanna: Well, I'm having a few hesitations about Carly being able to come up with those designs by --

Craig: Carly was made for this. Okay? So please inform Barbara that her backup is no longer required.

Rosanna: I am not going to allow you to make a choice that is going to drive Monte Carlo into the ground.

Craig: I thought Monte Carlo was mine.

Rosanna: It was a gift!

Craig: I didn't realize there were strings attached.

Rosanna: You are making a decision based on -- what, habit? Sentimentality?

Craig: On talent. On notoriety. On loyalty.

Rosanna: Loyalty?! When are you gonna be loyal to me?

Craig: Rosanna, this is business, not fidelity. All right? And if I wanted a woman to control me, I could've stayed with Sierra. All right, when are you gonna trust me on this?

Rosanna: Well, when are you gonna trust me?! This is ridiculous. I mean, listen to us. We're fighting over a company. Are we really gonna let something as vain as Monte Carlo come between us?

Molly: Mike, if we're married, then I get a whole new foundation to build on. Because I'll know that you love me because you'll have promised to love me forever.

Mike: You mean, like a guarantee. That no matter what happened before, I'm yours now. You cannot rely on a piece of paper to give you the things that you want. If you can't feel it in your heart, then -- there's just a lot of things that we need to work through and the timing is wrong.

Molly: Because of Carly.

Mike: She needs me. As a friend, all right? As the guy who tells her the truth, no strings attached. I mean, when I finally get married, I want to be able to give my wife my undivided attention. And right now, I am just not in the position to do that.

Molly: So -- Carly gets Jack to coddle her, Emma to nurse her back to health, Craig to keep her from losing her company and you to be the perfect daddy. And what do I get? Nada.

Mike: Molly, don't start resenting Carly now, especially after you guys just started patching things up.

Molly: Do you know how sick I am of talking about me and Carly, Mike? What about me and you?

Mike: Molly, look, you know that I'd love to put ourselves --

Molly: You know what? Just do me a favor, Mike. Forget that whole proposal thing. Forget that I ever spouted that out of my mouth. Because I don't know what I was thinking. But I'm gonna promise you something. I am gonna vow that you will never have to worry about me distracting you from Carly's needs ever again.

Ben: Bunch of jackals. How you feeling?

Jessica: I'm okay. I guess you should be getting back to the hospital.

Ben: Yeah, yeah.

Jessica: I saw you on your cell phone, and the look on your face, I thought maybe something must be wrong with a patient or something.

Ben: No.

Jessica: Is everything okay?

[Doorbell rings]

Ben: Let me get that.

Jessica: I'm not talking to any reporters.

Ben: Kim and Lisa?

Lisa: Hi, dear.

Kim: Is Jess home yet?

Ben: Yeah.

Lisa: Could she use a little company?

Ben: Sure, come on in.

Lisa: Hi, baby. Honey, are you all right?

Kim: Jess, we couldn't believe our ears when we heard the news. Is there anything that we can do for you?

Jessica: No, thank you. Thank you, both of you. I'm fine. Or at least I will be.

Ben: Now that I see you're not alone here, I'm gonna get going.

Kim: Listen, we didn't mean to run you off.

Ben: No, never. Really, I -- I have some loose ends I need to tie up. Call you later, okay?

Jessica: Okay.

Ben: Now, look -- you lock this door behind me. You don't let anybody in unless you know them.

Jessica: Thank you.

Lisa: Jess, that's very good advice. Don't open that door to anyone, unless you know them.

Kim: Now, unfortunately, it's not always the people you don't know who hurt you the most. Sometimes it's the ones you do know.

Bonnie: Hey. How's it going?

Isaac: Not too busy.

Bonnie: You know, I was really hoping you'd show up at the courthouse for Marshall's arraignment today. My mom could've really used your support, along with mine and Ben's.

Isaac: Ben was there?

Bonnie: Yeah, where else would he be?

Isaac: Well, that's Ben for you. Faithful to the bone, loyal to a fault.

Bonnie: Look -- I know you don't necessarily have faith in my mother's version of events, especially thanks to that letter Marshall wrote -- which we should never have read. But -- I want you to be really careful with what you say to Ben. Honey, I know he's your brother. But if you have doubts and opinions, I really wish that you would keep them to yourself? Please. Because she is my mother, Isaac. And she needs validation right now from everybody who loves her.

Isaac: Sweetie, you had doubts yourself about what happened that night.

Bonnie: But now I don't. I'm standing next to my mother. And I think, right now, that if there was ever a time we should stand together, this is it.

Isaac: I just hope that you're not asking me to lie for you.

Bonnie: No. I would never ask you to do that. You know that. But just try to remember that my mother is the same person she was before Marshall came to Oakdale. Because you were crazy about her. And she was your number one supporter when you came to fight for me in Scotland. She's still that same person, Isaac. And if you think that she's become a liar and a cheat overnight, and that you are without any faults -- and can't believe in forgiveness -- then do me a favor -- just keep it to yourself.

Isaac: I don't want to fight about this with you, okay?

Bonnie: Neither do I. But think about what I said. Please? I -- I've got some errands to run, but I will see you later?

Isaac: Count on it.

Bonnie: Okay.

Ben: Is that the letter?

Isaac: Yeah. I was just talking to Bonnie, and she was saying, if I had any doubts, I should probably keep them to myself. And she might be right.

Ben: She is. So just stop talking and let me read it. Draw my own conclusions.

Isaac: I thought you were gonna read the damn thing.

Ben: Suddenly, I'm not so sure I want to know what's inside.

Isaac: Then why'd you come over here all worked up? You looked at that letter like it was the answer to every question you ever had.

Ben: I have my reasons, okay?

Isaac: Fine. Just do -- do what you gotta do.

Marshall: One thing -- on the night in question, when I allegedly violated

Jessica, didn't she send you home?

Ben: So?

Marshall: She wasn't afraid to be left alone with me.

She didn't see me as a threat, no. Instead, she sent you home.

She wanted to comfort me. And that's exactly what she did.  Anything else she says is total fiction.  I'm only telling you  because I don't want you  to play yourself for a fool one more time.

Kim: Love you.

[Jessica sighs]

Marshall: I need you tonight, baby.

Jessica: No. Stop!  No.

Marshall: Just this once.

Jessica: No!  Ah!

Marshall: Detective Hughes.

Margo: Ah.

Marshall: I thought for sure you'd have a front row seat at my arraignment today.

Margo: Well, I had business I had to attend to out of town. Although I really would have enjoyed watching you get pinned with charges you probably thought you could duck. But never fear, Mr. Travers. You'll get your day in court. Every accused rapist does.

Marshall: Wait a minute. If -- if you're trying to equate me with the vicious deviant who attacked you, you're very much mistaken and way out of line.

Margo: No, I'm not. A rape is a rape. The only difference is the details. I'll see what's keeping your lawyer.

[Reporters talking over each other]

Rosanna: Do you know what we need? We need to just get out here, just forget all about this. Forget about Monte Carlo and Barbara and Carly and just leave it all behind.

Craig: Where would we go?

Rosanna: We could go anywhere. We could go to Tahiti. We could bring Lucy with us. You know, it would be just the three of us.

Craig: What about you?  The gazebo?

Rosanna: Oh, plans were made to be broken. The only plans that really matter are our plans to be a family. We can't have that if we just keep snapping at each other and turning into our worst selves.

Craig: So you just wanna run away, leave everything behind?

Rosanna: Yes! Yes, why not? Let's go. We could go -- wouldn't it be elegant if we just have a wedding in the tropics?

Craig: Sure, but what about Lucy and --

Rosanna: Oh, Lucy, well, we could bring a team of physical therapists. We could call Sierra, ask her to come, keep Lucy company.

[Craig laughs] The only thing that matters is that we hold onto who we are. We can't do that if we just keep going at each other's throats. It isn't right.

Craig: No. No, it's not.

Rosanna: So let's do it, huh? Come on. Let's go.

Craig: And what about Monte Carlo?

Rosanna: We'll sell it. I never wanted that company, anyway. All I want is you. That's it. You. What do you want?

Rosanna: Why shouldn't we be spontaneous? You know, we could grab our toothbrushes and our passports and just charter a plane for the south pacific. How about it?

Craig: It'd be nice if I could.

Rosanna: You can't. Because of Carly?

Craig: Well, your sister -- her so-called marriage is circling the drain. She's in danger of losing an unborn child, your niece. And now you want to take away the company from her, too?

Rosanna: Okay, let's -- give it to her. What do you say? Lock, stock and barrel.

Craig: I can't do that. Can't do that. Like it or not, Carly and I have a partnership. We have a commitment. That's what partners are.

Rosanna: I see. And what the hell am I?

Craig: You are the woman I love. You're the woman I want to spend the rest of my life with. Carly, she's just a business partner. You're my life partner. You have everything. Why can't you trust that?

Rosanna: Do I have a choice?

Craig: Rosanna?

[Craig sighs]

Craig: Barbara? I want to talk about your involvement in Monte Carlo.

Mike: Let's talk about this.

Molly: I said forget it. So just leave!

Mike: No, what if I don't want to leave? What if I want to stay here, right here, with you?

Molly: Can't. Because your life is not your own anymore. Remember? You can't just hang out with me and try to fix things between us. No, because Carly might need a massage, or Carly might need a glass of milk. So don't let me keep you, Mike.

Mike: I've been as honest and as clear with you as I can.

Molly: Painfully.

Mike: Do you think you're the only person who's hurting here? You know -- forget it. If the truth isn't enough for you, I don't know what is. All right, there is nothing more that I can do.

[Molly crying]

Molly: Excuse me, Eddie? Can I get a martini over here? Make it a double.

Isaac: You say what you want to say about Marshall Travers. But that letter he wrote to Jessica shines a whole new light on what happened that night.

Ben: It's still just his word against hers.

Isaac: Look, man, now, I see this all the time. Okay? Two people, they have sex. He wants it. She wants it. Everything is cool. And then somewhere along the way, she gets a case of the guilts. You know, she's worried that her mama or her minister or her husband or her boyfriend is gonna find out.

Ben: No, Isaac, I sure hope that I don't have to tell you that anytime a woman says no, that's rape.

Isaac: And what if she didn't say no? What if those nos turned to yeses?

Ben: No, Jessica said no, and I believe her.

Isaac: Don't let her do this to you again, man.

Ben: No, she's not doing anything to me. It's everybody else. It's giving me letters. It's making insinuations.

Isaac: Just passing along information, information you wanted.

Ben: This is not information! This is bull! If you think Jessica would purposely lie just to protect herself, that she would let an innocent man go to trial for rape just because she didn't wanna take the heat and admit that she really wanted to be with him, then you don't know the first damn thing about that woman, or any other woman.

Jessica: Is somebody there? Who's there?

[Jessica gasps]

Jessica: I told you not to come back here. Now, get out! Don't make me use this! I will shoot you! I swear to God, I will.

Bonnie: Mom --

[Screaming] Mom! Mom, please don't shoot! Don't shoot! It's me, mom! Please!

Jessica: Bonnie?

Bonnie: Don't shoot!

Jessica: Oh, my God. Oh, my God, bonnie. Oh, my baby! Oh. I almost pulled the trigger. I'm so sorry!

Bonnie: It's okay.

Jessica: Oh, my God. I'm so sorry.

Bonnie: It's okay. It's okay, shh.

Jessica: Oh, Bonnie, I will never forgive myself. I am so sorry! Are you all right?

Bonnie: I'm okay. I'm okay. What about you? Are you all right?

Jessica: What are you doing here? You're not supposed to be here!

Bonnie: I know! I'm sorry! I just -- I would've called, but I just -- I could've sworn that you would be upstairs, asleep. So I just -- I don't know. I decided just to come by. Mom. Mom -- what happened?

Jessica: I was -- trying to go to sleep. And then I heard noises. I thought it was Marshall.

Bonnie: So you went for your gun?!

Jessica: I know. I know it was stupid. I know.

Bonnie: You know -- I'm gonna wait till you're much stronger before I lecture you on that, okay? Listen to me, mom. You have got to get some sleep.

Jessica: I can't sleep. I can't think. I can't stop shaking. I mean, this -- this isn't me, Bonnie. I feel like I'm in somebody else's skin. And no matter what I do, I feel like this feeling will never go away.

[Jessica sobbing]

Bonnie: Okay, shh. Shh. It's okay. It's okay. It's okay.

Margo: I have a message to relay.

Marshall: From whom?

Margo: INS. Your daughter's remains have arrived at the airport. All the paperwork you need to sign will be waiting for you there. If you haven't made arrangements already, you should contact a funeral home for transportation and re-interment. I'm really very sorry.

Newman: Well, you're a free man, Marshall.

Marshall: Good. I'm late as it is.

Newman: You have plans? Well, if you're going to go out and celebrate in public, I'll advise against it --

Marshall: Newman, Newman. I'm going to meet my daughter for the very first time. And then I'm going to bury her. Alone.

Barbara: Care to tell me why you wanted to meet to discuss my role in Monte Carlo when you've already made it perfectly clear that I'm to have no role?

Craig: I heard you swooped in on Carly tonight.

Barbara: Yes. Yes, I did. Because I care about her. Carly and I have history, Craig. In fact, we were quite a successful duo for some time.

Craig: Then you had her kidnapped.

Barbara: And then you put my life through hell. But I'm not here to place blame. I think we all need to come together to help Carly make the April 15th deadline. But, Craig, you and I both know that she won't come in on time.

Craig: Carly can do the job.

Barbara: You have such faith in this woman. Well, the queen of unkept promises.

Craig: Not a candle to what you're queen of.

Barbara: Care to put your money where your mouth is? A thousand dollars. I'm prepared to lose it all if Carly comes through the way that you say she will. What, not gonna up the ante? Doesn't show very good faith, Craig.

Mike: Want some company?

Carly: Sure, come on in. What'cha got there?

Mike: A lot of magazines to cure your boredom, as promised.

Carly: Well, thank you. Does this mean that you'll forgive me?

Mike: For what?

Carly: Sticking my foot in it earlier. I know that I was butting in when I told Molly that she should move back into the Lake house.

Mike: Don't worry about it. All right?

Carly: I was just so happy to see the two of you standing there together. It made me feel like maybe everything's gonna work out for all of us, you know?

Mike: You really don't need to worry about us, Carly.

Carly: I can't help it! I am reason that you guys broke up. I want to be part of the reason that you guys get back together. You'd have to be blind not to see that Molly still loves you and that you still love her. Why aren't you saying anything? Molly's not moving in with you, is she? I'm sorry.

Mike: Yeah. So am I. Half of me just wants to go to her and just grab her and hold onto her, until she stops hurting.

Carly: Then why don't you do that?

Mike: Because the other half, the smarter half, says I just need to leave her alone and wait around till she comes around on her own. Or not.

Carly: Are you sure that's the smarter half?

Mike: Molly's a big girl. She can take care of herself.

Bartender: Can I get you anything else?

Molly: Oh, I think you probably could. But let's just start with another martini.

Rosanna: Excuse me -- martini, please? Could you make it a double, please?

Molly: They say misery loves company. That's what they say.

Rosanna: Well, what have we here?

Molly: You know, Rosanna, for the first time ever -- and I'm talking ever -- I think we possibly just might have something in common.

Isaac: Marshall and Jessica are the only ones who know whether things were given willingly or whether they were taken by force. But that letter -- admit it -- that letter makes you think!

Ben: If by think, you mean doubt, I do not doubt Jessica. I believe her.

Isaac: How are you so sure she's telling the truth this time?

Ben: I'm sure because Jessica loves me, and I love her.

Isaac: I love Jessica, too, man, but --

Ben: No, no, no, you don't! You don't. You don't know what love is, man.

Isaac: Oh. That's good.

Ben: Isn't it?

Bonnie: So -- should I call Ben, have him stop by when he's finished at the hospital?

Jessica: No, no. I think Ben needs a night away from all of this. At the courthouse, it seemed like he was, you know, a little tense. Did you notice that?

Bonnie: Well -- you know Dr. Ben. He always feels like he can pull out a scalpel and make everything better. He's probably just a little stressed, mom. I mean, we're all a little edgy. But it'll pass. Eventually. Won't it?

Jessica: Eventually.

Bonnie: Okay, so, in the meantime -- what are we gonna do about that?

Jessica: Oh, God, Bonnie. When I think what might have happened, what could have happened if I pulled the trigger without knowing --

Bonnie: I know.

Jessica: -- It was you, you know, I just -- oh, my God.

Bonnie: Mom.

[Jessica sobbing]

Bonnie: I'm okay. Mom?

Jessica: I'm so sorry.

Bonnie: We're gonna be okay. We're gonna be fine.

Jessica: How?

Bonnie: Haven't quite figured that out yet. But I do know one thing. First thing tomorrow morning, we're getting rid of that.

Barbara: A thousand dollars says that Carly sinks like a stone. I've seen the work she's churning out, Craig. You better get out while you can.

Craig: Save your money. Carly will come through.

Barbara: You can't fool me, Craig.

Craig: I can't?

[Barbara laughs]

Barbara: Well, you know what? If you were really as confident as you're pretending to be, you'd have upped the ante tenfold. But when Carly doesn't do what you think she's gonna do, you'll always have me to fall back on.

Craig: I would give sketch pads to Rhesus monkeys before I hired you.

Barbara: Then I will send bananas to you and the rest of your simian friends. You're gonna need them.

Molly: Would someone please tell me -- anyone -- why Carly always gets to wind up with everything? Mm.

Rosanna: Don't get me started. Cheers, yourself.

Molly: So -- I asked Mike to marry me today.

Rosanna: You didn't. How did that go for you?

Molly: Like a dream. Oh, did I say, "like a dream"? Guess I meant, "like a nightmare." Which would explain why I'm here getting boozy with it with you when Mike is off, I don't know, tending to Carly's every whim.

Rosanna: Carly. What a coincidence. I just asked Craig to run away with me to the tropics.

Molly: How'd that go for you?

Rosanna: Tremendously. Which is why I'm sitting here "getting boozy with it" with you.

[Molly laughs] While Craig is off pampering the pregnant princess.

Molly: Ew, don't say that.

[Rosanna laughs]

Molly: But you know -- you know, that would really explain things. I mean, of course Craig couldn't leave town with Carly being so absolutely needy.

Rosanna: That's all right, dear. What is wrong with this picture?

Molly: I don't know.

Rosanna: I mean, we're two intelligent, attractive women.

Molly: Amen. What is wrong -- why is it that every man we want goes running off to her side just because she bats an eyelash?

Rosanna: It is a question that has plagued me for eternity. So what are we gonna do about it? How are we gonna take care of this Carly problem?

Molly: What do you mean by that, Rosanna?

Rosanna: Well, we have to find some way to stop getting the short end, don't we?

Molly: Okay, I think that sounds a little extreme.

Rosanna: Well, fine. You can do what you want. But I can't sit back and let Carly steal my man. Not anymore.

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