ATWT Transcript Wednesday 3/26/03


As The World Turns Transcript Wednesday 3/26/03

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Hal: But in the meantime, I think it's best if you just keep your expectations low.

Alison: I guess. But you know what, Hal? You know, the more that I think about it, the more I realize I don't deserve to be locked up.

Hal: And why is that?

Alison: Well, sure, setting the fire was really stupid, but I did it for a good reason.

Hal: Now, excuse me, but maybe I missed something. But since when is there a good reason for setting somebody's property on fire?

Alison: Well, someone needed to help Aaron, and I was the only person brave enough to do it.

Emily: Oh.

Aaron: I'm sorry.

Emily: Hello, Aaron.

Aaron: Hi. For Alison?

Emily: Why do you ask?

Aaron: She likes the chocolate -- chocolate chip muffins. I just thought you might be bringing her one.

Emily: No. It's a brownie.

Aaron: So how's she doing?

Emily: How's she doing? Well, jail hasn't been too easy on her. She ended up getting sick and had to go to the hospital for a couple of days.

Aaron: I'm sorry to hear that. Where is she now?

Emily: She's staying with me and Hal until my mom gets back from Chicago. Oh, and she has to wear one of those electronic beepers on her ankle, you know? Oh, and she's not allowed more than 50 feet from the front door.

Aaron: Oh, man, I didn't hear anything about that.

Emily: Well, you could have made it your business to know, Aaron.

Aaron: Look, Emily, I've been meaning to go see Alison. Okay, things have just been coming up.

Emily: Yeah, well, that can happen if you let it. You do remember, Aaron, that Alison started that fire because she thought she was helping you?

Aaron: Sure, but Alison has also caused a lot of trouble for Lucy and me.

Emily: You're right. You're right. Her judgment has been atrocious. But you know what? That doesn't give you the right to -- you know what, Aaron? I'm just really frustrated right now. Because Alison needs a friend more than ever, and it seems like she doesn't have any left.

Rose: Hello.

Dusty: Hey. Good to see you.

Rose: Yeah. Let's get a few things straight, okay? This shop, salon, beauty parlor, whatever you want to call it, it's mine. Not Paul's, not Paul's and mine, and not yours. Any questions? The only reason I'm here right now is that Paul says you're a miracle worker when it comes to business.

Dusty: So you're only meeting me for Paul's sake?

Rose: Pretty much.

Dusty: No interest at all in my opinion?

Rose: Not if your opinion includes "stop, quit, you're in over your head" and --

Dusty: All right. Well, it was good seeing you, and good luck on your project.

Rose: Wait, where are you going?

Dusty: I am ending this so-called "meeting."

Rose: Why?

Dusty: If I'm gonna spend my time looking over that encyclopedia that you brought me, the least you can do is listen to what I have to say. You don't have to thank me, you don't have to act on it, but you will not reject my opinion before you hear what it is.

Rose: So what are you waiting for? Start reading.

Rosanna: Well, hello. What are you doing here?

Craig: Hello. I was just wrapping up a meeting with a distributor for Monte Carlo.

Rosanna: Oh, that's wonderful. That's thinking positively.

Craig: I like to be prepared.

Rosanna: I know that about you. Well, you know, I have a business meeting myself here in about 15 minutes, but it shouldn't take long. Why don't you go to the Lakeview and wait for me, and we'll have dinner together, hmm?

Craig: Actually, I have another appointment.

Rosanna: Oh. Well, why don't you reschedule it? Tell them something came up.

[Craig laughs]

Craig: You know, under ordinary circumstances, that's exactly what I'd do, but unfortunately, this meeting is only good tonight.

Rosanna: Oh? Who's it with?

Craig: I don't think you know the name.

Rosanna: I think I do know the name. You're meeting with Carly. Aren't you?

Carly: It could be better -- if Craig ever gets here with my supplies.

[Knock at door]

Jack: Hi, how you feeling?

Carly: Jack. What are you doing here?

Jack: I had a break. I thought we could visit. Guess I'm wrong again.

Aaron: I never meant to bail on Alison. Okay, things with me and Lucy have just been going so well, I don't want to blow it.

Emily: Well, you know what, Aaron? Lucy isn't the only one with feelings. Every time the phone rings or there's a knock at the door, I know Alison's hoping it's you.

Aaron: Yeah, that's the problem right there, Emily. I mean, Alison has this way of getting the wrong idea about the both of us.

Emily: I know. And there was a time that I thought it would be best if you guys kept your distance, but her trial date keeps getting pushed back, and Alison is so discouraged and -- I'm sorry. It's no excuse for being rude.

Aaron: It's cool. Whatever.

Emily: I'd better take this home to Alison.

Hal: You know, there's nothing wrong with looking for ways to help out a friend, but arson is a hideous crime, Alison, no matter what you thought the reasons were.

Alison: All I did was start a tiny fire. I never meant for it to spread.

Hal: But it did, uncontrollably.

Alison: Well, that part was an accident. Hasn't it ever happened to you? Things don't work out the way that you planned?

Hal: No, I've never burnt down a barn. I've never endangered children's lives.

Alison: Well, I didn't know Luke and Will were in there. If I had, I would have never done what I did.

Hal: "Ifs" and "would'ves," Alison, they don't change what really happened.

Alison: That's not what I'm trying to do. Look, I -- I have confessed, and I learned a lesson. I've been in jail and the hospital. What more do they want?

Hal: Regret is very healthy for the things that you did, Alison, but it is no substitute for punishment.

Alison: You want them to throw the book at me, don't you?

Hal: I never said that. What makes you think that?

Alison: But that's what you're thinking. After what I did to Will, you'd like to see me locked up forever.

Dusty: Did you write this yourself?

Rose: That's right. Every word, every dollar.

Dusty: How many bankers have seen this?

Rose: Half a dozen. Ms. Walsh had them all assembled in a little meeting there.

Dusty: Oh, she did, huh? Well, it's certainly not the way I would have done it.

Rose: Why? Is my proposal that bad?

Dusty: No, it's not a question of good or bad, but no banker in his right mind would ever approve this.

Rose: Thank you for your time. I will be seeing you.

Dusty: Relax. What's wrong?

Rose: You know -- Paul said the numbers were too high, you know? So I'll take classes. I'll go to school. I'll rewrite the proposal. But this is my dream, and I am not letting it go.

Dusty: Okay, relax. Before you start applying to Harvard, maybe you should let me help you with this.

Rose: What are you gonna do? You gonna make it your own? Put your little stamp on that?

Dusty: No, I have no interest in putting my stamp on that, but you've got a decision to make. Is it more important for you to do this your way or to see that this dream of yours becomes a reality?

Rose: Why can't I do both?

Dusty: 'Cause you can't have both. No one does. Not Trump. Not Gates. Not you, if you're smart.

Rose: So what kind of ideas do you have in mind?

Dusty: Revisions. And you're making them, not me.

Rose: You'd better be good at this.

Dusty: I'm the best. You got a pen?

Rose: Here you go.

Rosanna: You know, you tell me to trust you, and then what do you do? You brush me aside so you can hook up with Carly.

Craig: Did I say I was meeting Carly?

Rosanna: Well, you didn't have to, now, did you? Are you?

Craig: My meeting will take an hour. Wait for me here, will you?

Rosanna: Why should I?

Craig: Something quick to drink. And then something slow to nibble. Hmm?

Show you the way I will show you the light I'm tired.

Rosanna: Go. Good luck at your meeting. Oh!

[Rosanna laughs] Barbara. I didn't know you were here.

Barbara: Well, I'm quite good at keeping my head down when Craig is around. Everything all right between you two?

Rosanna: Oh, yes, of course. Why shouldn't it be?

Barbara: Well, I just couldn't help but notice that your conversation seemed a little intense.

Rosanna: It was nothing. You know, wedding plans.

Barbara: I know the truth, and I don't blame you for being embarrassed.

Rosanna: I'm sorry. What do you mean?

Barbara: Well, there's only one subject that gets Craig that defensive. You were arguing about Carly.

Carly: Of course we can visit, Jack. I -- I didn't mean that the way it sounded.

Jack: Or maybe you'd rather take a break from seeing me.

Carly: No. No, I asked you to come and visit me at Emma's when I moved in there. Does that sound like someone who's trying to avoid you?

Jack: I want to be sure.

Carly: Well, you can be. It's not like I'm gonna have a lot of privacy there, anyway. Emma always seems to have a crowd.

Jack: Having people around'll be good for you. Keep your mind off missing work.

Carly: Right. That's a good point.

Jack: What's going on, Carly?

Carly: Nothing.

Jack: You having second thoughts about taking a break from Monte Carlo?

Carly: I just -- I've been doing some sketches on my own. It's just making me realize how much I miss working.

Jack: You enjoy coming up with great ideas. I mean, you're -- of course you do. You're talented. That's what talented people are supposed to do. But, you know, doing it with a deadline hanging over your head, that's a whole different ball game. There is no way you can be taking on that kind of stress right now.

Carly: Well, but what if the stress of losing out on this opportunity is worse for me?

Jack: I don't get it. Where's this coming from? I thought we talked about this.

Carly: We did. But I never agreed with you.

Rose: You know, when Paul looked at this, he wanted to throw most of it out, but after you looked it over, you know, it still feels like this is mine.

Dusty: It is yours. And I wouldn't have it any other way, 'cause I can see what this means to you.

Rose: You think the bank is gonna change their minds?

Dusty: I think it'll be tough getting them to take a second look, but if they do, I think you've got a good shot.

Rose: Well - I better get to retyping this bad boy right away. Whoo.

Dusty: You know, if those bankers turn you down again, I'd be happy to finance you myself.

Rose: Oh.

[Rose laughs] That's very nice of you, but no, thanks.

Dusty: You got a problem with that, huh?

Rose: Well, you know what they say. You shouldn't mix business and family.

Dusty: Family? We're not even friends, are we?

[Dusty laughs]

Rose: You're gonna be at my wedding. That makes us something special to each other, you know?

Dusty: Yeah, well, just think about it. Something to fall back on.

Rose: I don't plan on falling back. Thank you. I -- you know -- if I get a little desperate, I might hit you up for a couple of bucks.

Dusty: You're too good to me, Rose. Good luck.

Rose: Thank you.

Emily: So what's the word?

Tom: I just got back from Evelyn's office, and although it was difficult, I did convince her to make an offer.

Alison: The District Attorney made an offer? Well, what is it?

Tom: She's being very hard-lined about this, Alison. She insists that you spend time behind bars.

Hal: Where?

Tom: The women's detention center.

Emily: Wh -- with adult prisoners?

Tom: Yeah, I'm afraid so.

Alison: Well, how much time does she want me to do?

Tom: Six months.

Carly: It's not like I want to work 12 hours a day, Jack. Just a couple of hours. I don't see how that could hurt, and if it gets too stressful, I will stop.

Jack: No, Carly, I know you. You're not gonna stop until there's a disaster.

Carly: No, I am not gonna do anything to jeopardize this baby, Jack.

Jack: Not intentionally. But you'll fall behind. It always happens. And then you're gonna push yourself. One more sketch. One more idea. Then all of a sudden, your blood pressure's spiking, and you and the baby are in cardiac arrest.

Carly: Stop it. That is really not an image I need to see in my mind right now, Jack. Thank you.

Jack: I'm sorry. I didn't mean to upset you.

Carly: It's okay. We'll start over, okay?

Jack: No, you know what? I should probably go back to the station.

Carly: Okay. Are you gonna come again soon?

Jack: I -- I don't know. I think it's best if I keep my distance for right now --

Carly: No, Jack, we just had a little flare-up. You know? It's over. It's fine.

Jack: I don't want to be responsible for a disaster.

Carly: You won't be. Nothing is gonna happen.

Jack: I'll call you later.

Carly: Okay, well, come by anytime.

[Door closes] You know I love to see you.

Craig: For a simple guy, he does go on. The supplies you requested. Although I don't know why the old ones weren't good enough.

Carly: I like my pencils broken in.

Craig: Yes, well, your drawing wish is my command.

Carly: Oh, and by the way, we have to revise our plan. I need for Jack to be able to visit me at Emma's.

Craig: Are you nuts? Having Jack around, we'll never make the deadline.

Carly: Well, we'll work around him.

Craig: We're having a hard enough time trying to work around Emma.

Carly: If Jack senses that I'm trying to avoid him, he'll -- he'll call it quits for good.

Craig: You should be so lucky.

Carly: Now, that is not funny. You didn't see his face, Craig. He has never been so close to giving up on me.

Craig: Oh, come on, Carly. You two are a package deal, like -- locker rooms and athletes' feet.

Carly: That's a touching comparison.

Craig: Now, listen, what do you have? Time is short and getting shorter.

Carly: Just -- some preliminary drawings.

Craig: I will be the judge of that.

Carly: Does Barbara still think she's my backup?

Craig: I told Bar-bar if she comes sniffing around Monte Carlo, I'd call the dog officer.

Carly: No, no, no. That woman is not gonna back down so easily.

Craig: What Barbara thinks, does or says means nothing to anyone but her, all right? For as long as you want, you are Monte Carlo's sole designer.

Rosanna: Of course the deal is still on the table. I would love for you to work for Monte Carlo.

Barbara: Well, after my little visit with Craig, I just assumed that the offer had been withdrawn.

Rosanna: Oh, no, no, no, look, whatever arrangement we make will be completely independent of Craig. You won't have to deal with him, and he will have no right to terminate your contract.

Barbara: And the details remain the same?

Rosanna: Oh, absolutely. If Carly fails to produce, which I am certain that she will, Monte Carlo will launch your designs under your name.

Barbara: And if Carly comes through?

Rosanna: Well, we will pay you handsomely for your time, and your designs remain your own. Do we have a deal?

Barbara: Done.

Rosanna: Wonderful. It's an excellent arrangement. I really do believe everybody wins.

Barbara: I think so, too.

Molly: Somehow I doubt that. Yeah, I think if you two are arranging anything, Carly probably loses.

Rosanna: Hello, Molly. Excuse me, Barbara, would you mind if I have a private moment with Molly?

Barbara: Be my guest.

Rosanna: Do you mind?

Molly: Private moment?

Rosanna: Yes. I know what you're doing, Molly, and I don't appreciate it.

Molly: What's that, Rosanna?

Rosanna: Well, last night, after a few drinks, you readily admitted that you were sick of watching Carly get everything she wants. Now that you've sobered up, you've decided to return to being her protector.

Molly: You couldn't be more wrong.

Rosanna: Oh, really?

Molly: Mm-hmm. What I said last night still goes. I am sick and tired of watching Carly wind up on the top, and I wouldn't mind making sure that it never happens again.

Alison: You call that a deal? Six months in prison? I can't.

Tom: At this point, it's just a recommendation from the D.A. If we go to court, the judge could revise it.

Alison: The judge could give me more?

Emily: Or less, sweetie. Right? I mean, there's a chance, right?

Tom: Anything is possible, but we need to talk about our response. Now, you've already confessed to arson. That charge alone carries a minimum sentence of 5 years, a maximum of 20.

Hal: What do you think she should do?

Tom: Take the deal.

Alison: Six months? I can't.

Tom: Alison, you need to make a decision.

Alison: No, could we just wait until my mom gets here? 'Cause she knows how to do this. She'll find a way around it.

Emily: I don't think that mom's gonna be able to --

Alison: No, no, six months? I can't be locked in a cage!

Emily: Sweetie --

Hal: Emily --

Emily: No, no --

Hal: Emily, give her some time to think about this.

Emily: She's falling apart, okay? She cannot handle this right now.

Hal: Emily, the system is starting to treat her like an adult. Maybe it's time that we started to treat her that way, too.

Aaron: Hey, Alison. What's the matter?

Alison: Nothing. My life is just over.

Paul: This better be good.

Rose: What do you mean?

Paul: The reason why you insisted I meet you here instead of my room at the Lakeview, considering we were both in the same building.

Rose: That's only fair, but -- I went over some things with Dusty, and --

Paul: Yeah?

Rose: -- I thought about us at the Lakeview, your room there and the bed and us, and there goes my willpower, out the window.

Paul: Point well taken. You're kind of irresistible yourself.

Rose: Thank you.

Paul: So what did Dusty have to say?

Rose: He was great, you know? Changes here, cuts there, spending down, profits up.

Paul: Yeah? Basic business, Rose. Same thing I tried to tell you.

Rose: I know. Only I couldn't hear it from you.

Paul: Which I still don't understand.

Rose: Well, it's like my pop trying to teach me how to drive. We're too close.

Paul: I want you to be happy. I want you to be successful. Somehow that doesn't translate into a reason to tune me out.

Rose: Okay, it's like -- it's like this, okay? When Dusty tells me to cut costs, it makes sense to me. When you say it, it sounds like you don't think I'm smart enough to figure it out myself.

Paul: See, that doesn't make any sense to me, because I would never do that.

Rose: I'm not saying it's logical. It's just the way that it is.

Paul: Then we are gonna have to work on that, aren't we? In the meantime, let me see that proposal.

Rose: Why?

Paul: 'Cause I want to see all these amazing changes you made with Dusty.

Rose: Don't take this the wrong way, but -- I don't want you to see it again.

[Cell phone rings]

Barbara: Hello?

Dusty: Hey, it's Dusty. Can you talk?

Barbara: Briefly. How did it go with Rose?

Dusty: Better than I expected.

Barbara: Oh, I want to hear all about this. Are you still at the Lakeview?

Dusty: In the lounge, yeah.

Barbara: I'll be there shortly. Pretend you're surprised to see me. Invite me to sit down and have a drink.

Dusty: I'll see you soon, Barbara.

Rosanna: You know, a lot has happened since last night. I'm afraid my plans are already in place.

Molly: Yeah, these plans, you want to tell me what they are?

Rosanna: I'm gonna drive Carly out of the company. That's all you need to know.

Molly: Anything I can do to help?

Rosanna: Why would you want to do that?

Barbara: Rosanna --

Rosanna: Yes?

Barbara: I really need to be going. I assume we will speak to each other shortly.

Rosanna: Oh, yes, definitely. And I think we have accomplished a lot tonight.

Barbara: It's only the beginning.

Rosanna: I can't believe you are serious about wanting to help get Carly out of the company.

Molly: Maybe I'm thinking about what's best for Carly. You know? Give her time to relax. She's out of Monte Carlo, rest up, enjoy her pregnancy, maybe even get back together with Jack.

Rosanna: Ah, and if she reconciles with Jack, that leaves Mike free to return to you.

Molly: I don't want him. Not anymore.

Rosanna: Really? Then what do you want? Besides a nice, stress-free existence for the cousin who ruined your relationship with a man you adored?

Molly: I still have resentment. I don't deny that. And we both agree that Carly doesn't deserve to have her husband, my ex-boyfriend, your fiancÚ and a career. She has to lose something. And I think Monte Carlo's a damn good place to start.

Craig: One design? This does not fill me with confidence.

Carly: I was waiting for my pencils.

Craig: Uh-huh. Or has worrying about Jack dried up your creative juices?

Carly: I told you, I don't like lying to him.

Craig: No, no, no, no, no, what you don't like is getting caught, which is not gonna happen this time.

Carly: How can you say that? Sooner or later, Jack always finds out what I'm doing.

Craig: Only because you usually do something insane, like telling him the truth. All right, don't give up on this, Carly. Don't give up until you try.

Carly: What about Rosanna?

Craig: I will handle Rosanna.

Carly: Oh, really? Like you've handled her so far? She's the one that got Barbara involved. She is rolling right over you.

Craig: Rosanna and I are having difficulties.

Carly: Have you set the date for your wedding?

Craig: What?

Carly: Well, you're engaged to her, right? When are you gonna get married?

Craig: I don't know. Eventually.

[Carly giggles]

Carly: Have you always been this dense? Or am I just starting to notice it now?

Craig: Thank you. I think highly of you, also.

Carly: Rosanna is mad at you 'cause you're dragging your loafers. You promised to marry her, Craig, and you still haven't done it.

Tom: I've got to get home. If you guys have any questions, call me at the office.

Emily: Tom, wait. Can you do me a favor and go out the front door? Just give Alison some privacy.

Tom: Sure, not a problem. Listen, do me a favor and tell her for me not to lose Hope.

Emily: Well, wouldn't you know it? Aaron's outside. With Alison.

Hal: Want me to get rid of him?

Emily: No. No, she's probably thrilled to see him. At least she can pretend she's got one friend that still cares.

Hal: Just a question.

Emily: Yeah, right.

Hal: I know this is hard --

Emily: You know what? My little sister is facing six months in prison and you're acting like it's another day at the office.

Alison: If I don't take the plea, I could get a maximum of 20 years. And by the time I would get out, you and Lucy would be married and have kids, and I'd just be an old lady.

Aaron: You'd be 37.

Alison: Like I said, ancient. But Aaron, that's not even the worst part. The worst part --

Aaron: What?

Alison: Nobody will be waiting for me.

Paul: Well? Have you changed your mind about showing me the prospectus?

Rose: I have thought about it, and I still want to keep it under wraps.

Paul: Rose, we are about to be married.

Rose: I know that. But this is something I want to be just mine. Can you do that for me? Can you do me just this one thing?

Paul: Yeah, fine. I won't ask you any more questions, all right? Fine. I will see you later. I know you've got a lot of typing to do.

Rose: Now, wait a minute. Just wait one second. This is, like, this huge valley that's growing between us. Hey. How's the weather over there? Nice and warm over here. Why don't you come on over?

Paul: I would like that, but every time I do, you start pushing me away.

Rosanna: You know, at the moment, my plans are really falling nicely into place, but should I need your assistance, I will be sure to give you a call.

Molly: No, you won't.

Rosanna: Excuse me?

Molly: You won't. You know what? I really don't understand it. Because if you really want to get Carly out of Monte Carlo, why don't you go straight to Jack? He understands the situation, and he will do anything in the world to keep Carly safe.

Rosanna: Oh, yes, it's a good idea, but it's rather short-term. My goal is to get her out of Monte Carlo for good. And to convince Craig that our company can really thrive without her.

Molly: You know, that's gonna take a boat-load of convincing.

Rosanna: Well, I don't expect it to be easy. But I do expect to win.

Craig: Rosanna is in no rush to walk me down the aisle. I bought us a house. I moved her in. She knows I'm not going anywhere.

Carly: You're petrified, aren't you?

Craig: Of what?

Carly: Saying "I do."

Craig: I've been married twice.

Carly: I'm not saying I blame you for a little healthy trepidation. What I am saying is that you're gonna have to get over it. The longer you make Rosanna wait, the more you alienate her. I'm telling you, time is not on your side here, Craig. Find an aisle, walk her down it.

Craig: I'll take that under advisement, thank you.

Carly: No, don't -- just do it. The last thing you need right now is Rosanna mad at you.

Craig: Yes. Well, speaking of which, I've got to meet her at Java. All right? Get to work. It's time for brilliance.

[Door closes]

Carly: I want us to do something together, little girl. I want us both to wish that Jack has not walked out on me for good. You ready? Go.

Hal: You know, Emily, I know you want to lash out at me and consider me the bad guy here, but I'm not. I care about you, and I care about Alison.

Emily: Yeah, well, you know what? You sure kept that a secret. You didn't even blink when Tom told you what happened.

Hal: Well, maybe because I took those words "plea bargain" in their most literal sense. Six months instead of 20 years. A bargain. Will, not horribly burned or worse, a bargain. Lucy Montgomery only confined to a wheelchair, a bargain. Alison commits a terrible, terrible crime, and somehow, by the grace of God, the results aren't catastrophic. And yet you want me to burst into tears because this kid is gonna have to spend a rough half a year? Well, I'm sorry. I'm not. If you ask me, Emily, Alison should shut her mouth, take her six months and consider herself -- lucky.

Alison: Are you and Lucy still mad at me?

Aaron: It's pretty hard not to be, Alison. I mean, you pulled some pretty nasty stuff.

Alison: Would it help if I apologized? Again?

Aaron: I guess.

Alison: I'm sorry.

Aaron: Okay.

Alison: I can't go through with this. I won't. I can't.

Aaron: You're gonna go through with it. You know why? Because you're smart, you're tough, and you're the most stubborn person I've ever met -- in a good way.

Alison: Thanks.

Dusty: So I worked with Rose on her proposal for the salon.

Barbara: Thank you.

Dusty: You know, the thing had a lot of mistakes, but -- it had potential.

Barbara: Did you help her improve it?

Dusty: I helped her make it more attractive to investors, and by the time I was done, she was totally sold on my expertise.

Barbara: Excellent. The more dependent that Rose becomes on you, the simpler it'll be to ease Paul out of her life. And you offered to finance the project?

Dusty: Yeah. She resisted the idea at first.

Barbara: But you didn't take no for an answer.

Dusty: She left the door open to it.

[Barbara laughs]

Barbara: Of course she did. An opportunist like Rose D'Angelo would never say no to the smell of money. We just have to make sure that no one else gives her a dime.

Dusty: Yeah, I've got some ideas. I think it's gonna take some teamwork, but you and I can pull it off.

Barbara: I'm sure we can. Thank you. I know that you weren't very keen on this idea, but, you know, Rose will show her true colors sooner than you think. You won't even have to work at it at all. Just convince her that you're a bigger fish than my son is, and she will switch alliances in a heartbeat.

Dusty: Yeah, it's gonna be rough on him. He really loves her, you know?

Barbara: He thinks that he loves her. Once he sees how quickly she casts him aside, he'll be grateful that he didn't marry her.

Dusty: And he's not gonna talk to me again, that's for sure.

Barbara: Yeah, he'll be rough. But after things cool down, you come back to town, you and Paul make amends. And in the meanwhile, you just try to console yourself with all that lovely money I'm going to be paying you.

Dusty: Let's hope it's worth it.

Rose: You know, this ring is beautiful, but it doesn't perform miracles.

Paul: What do you mean?

Rose: We're engaged, but we're not where we should be.

Paul: I agree. It's like two steps forward, one step back.

Rose: That's me. One step back. Yeah, not wanting to show you the proposal. So why don't we take two steps forward before we lose too much ground? Okay?

Paul: Sounds like a plan to me. What do you have in mind?

Rose: I make my changes in the proposal. Then I show it to you.

Paul: Okay. Now, are you sure that's all right with you?

Rose: Absolutely, absolutely. But you know what? In the meantime, I think we should take a third step forward. You know, just in case.

Paul: And what would that be?

Rose: This.

Carly: Jack.

Jack: How'd you know?

Carly: Just knew.

Jack: I didn't mean to disturb you at all. I brought you something earlier, and I forgot to give it to you.

Carly: Oh, you did? That's so sweet! You didn't have to do that. What is it?

Jack: Open it.

Carly: It's a beeper.

Jack: I thought it might help you stay calm, if you could just know whenever you're feeling anxiety or things are getting out of control, you just beep me, and I'll come right over.

Carly: That's the sweetest thing I've ever heard.

Jack: Yeah, this way, I'll only come to visit when you beep me. So you can have all the privacy you need. And I'll know that I'm a touch of the button away if you need me, so I won't have to worry about you so much.

Carly: All that in one little beeper.

Jack: Well -- I'm sorry I woke you. I'm leaving for real this time.

[Beeper beeping]

Jack: Did you just beep me?

Carly: Yeah. I just wanted to be sure it worked.

Jack: It does.

Carly: Hey, Jack. I beeped you twice.

Jack: So?

Carly: So that means you can't just show up. You have to come closer.

Jack: It does?

Carly: I guess you didn't read all the instructions.

Jack: Close enough?

Carly: Almost. You know what happens if I push it again?

Jack: Tell me.

Carly: You have to kiss me.

Jack: I don't know, Carly.

Carly: Sound dangerous?

Jack: Something like that.

Carly: Could be. That's why I'm lucky there's a cop around.

[Beeper beeping]

Rosanna: Hello. How was your --

Craig: Give me your hands. I have been insensitive. I have been blinded by my own craziness, and I've failed to honor the life that -- that we're building together, and I want to do something about that.

Rosanna: What did you have in mind?

Craig: I want that wedding we've been talking about, and I want it as soon as possible.

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