ATWT Transcript Monday 3/31/03


As The World Turns Transcript Monday 3/31/03

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Chris: Hi.

Emily: Hey, Chris. I didn't know you were coming. That's -- that's really nice of you to be here.

Chris: What are friends for?

Alison: You really believe in me?

Chris: Why wouldn't I?

Alison: Thanks.

Emily: Sweetie, we all believe in you.

Hal: The important thing is for you to start believing in yourself.

Susan: Alison -- honey, I know you're ready to go into that -- that hearing room and tell that judge that you're guilty, and that's very brave, but I want you to know that it's not too late to change your mind.

Hal: Susan, I don't think Alison needs us confusing her this late in the game.

Susan: I just don't want her bulldozed into doing this because she thinks that we're gonna feel proud of her.

Emily: Wait a minute. You're not pleading guilty because you think that's what we want you to do?

Alison: I --

Susan: Be honest.

Tom: Hi. I'm so sorry I'm late. I was tied up with a client. Has the bailiff called us yet?

Hal: No, we just got here ourselves, Tom.

Tom: Good. Good. So -- set?

Alison: I thought I was, but -- now I don't know.

Rose: Welcome to -- to -- I don't know. Maybe I'll have a contest to name the place. What do you think?

Paul: That could get you in big trouble. Well, look here.

Rose: Yeah, it could.

Paul: Looks like they fixed the plumbing.

Rose: Yes, they did. And I had the landlord fix a few other things before I signed the lease.

Paul: You signed the lease already?

Rose: Surprise! It's all mine.

Paul: Really? Babe, congratulations.

Rose: Oh, thanks. Oh.

Paul: Congratulations. You are going to love having your own business.

Rose: Yeah. I wish I could, like, roll out the red carpet, you know? Red -- I'm seeing red drapes. Red capes. Red floor.

Paul: Red. Red. Red, red, red. Very, very red. Back up. I want to hear how you managed to get the money. Did you take Lucinda's bankers a revised proposal?

Rose: No. Actually, I -- I got one of those business partner/investment-type guys to help me.

Paul: Okay. Wow. You are working overtime. Anybody I know?

Rose: Yes, as a matter of fact, you know him very well. Dustin Donovan.

Barbara: From problem solver to Rose's indispensable business partner. Not bad for a morning's work, Dustin.

Dusty: Doesn't come cheap.

Barbara: Oh, sure it does. Rose is as cheap as they come. Oh, I'm sorry. You were talking about the seed money you need to pad your bank account. Whatever you need.

Dusty: I need to lease a top-of-the-line car.

Barbara: Mm-hmm.

Dusty: I got business trips. I'll be dining out a lot.

Barbara: Of course you will. And of course you need to have enough to eliminate those pesky calls from creditors, don't you? And I'm feeling quite generous. So -- how's that?

Dusty: Substantial.

Barbara: You don't look pleased. Did I miss something? Come on, Dustin. Friends confide in each other. Why so glum?

Dusty: You want me to be happy? To be sticking it to your son? You remember him, right? Your --

Barbara: Everything I do is for my children, especially Paul. Now, I have not judged you for the circumstance that you find yourself in. And I don't think you should judge me, either.

Dusty: What are you doing? You don't need to remind me of my financial situation.

Barbara: And I'm not trying to. It's just that as long as I am footing the bill for this business arrangement, I reserve the right to express my opinion.

Dusty: Yeah, well, we all know this is more than business to you, right? This is a mission to save your son from the woman he loves. My question is -- what good is it if you end up destroying him?

Barbara: He'll recover.

Dusty: All in a day's work, huh?

[Dusty sighs] you know, the more I think about this whole thing, the more disgusted I am. It's true. Keep your money.

Mike: Nice. Nice touches, Molly. A little rumpled sheets, a little choice underwear tossed around. You know, just a few subtle hints to let me know you've been rolling around with yet another guy.

Molly: Oh, I guess I should have had the maid come first.

Mike: Why? You know, miss the jealous rage you thought I'd fly into? Or were you hoping I'd just go out and just get rip-roaring drunk over losing you?

Molly: I'm sorry, okay? All right, I shouldn't have had you come here. I should have had you meet me somewhere else. I guess it was thoughtless.

Mike: Hmm, thoughtless? No, no, no, you knew exactly what you were doing. And this is beyond thoughtless. This is deliberate and cruel.

Molly: I am not a cruel person.

Mike: Huh, okay. Not like me, right? Maybe you think I deserve this after what happened. Okay? But no matter what you tell yourself about what we've been through, I have never intentionally hurt you, not like this.

Susan: Look, you can blame me if you want. But I told Alison that she's got to be sure before she goes in that courtroom that pleading guilty is what she really wants to do.

Tom: No. This is Alison's best shot, and we have talked about this.

Alison: I know. I know. And -- and I'm ready. Six months is a drop in the bucket, right?

Tom: That would probably best be determined by what you do with that time.

Alison: Well, Aaron said that maybe we can ask the judge to make sure that I get assigned to the library.

Tom: Well, I'll see what I can do.

Alison: And also, I wanted to study for my GED. Maybe you could tell the judge that.

Tom: All I can do is recommend. The final decision will be made by the judge.

Alison: Sure, but wouldn't the judge want me to improve myself and stuff?

Tom: Well, you --

Alison: Isn't that what going away is all about?

Tom: You will be given an opportunity to make a statement, and all those points should be brought up then, along with all the regret that you feel for the things you did that got you to this place.

Bailiff: The State versus Alison Stewart?

Tom: We're all here. Thank you. Okay, you all set?

Evelyn: Tom, Alison.

Tom: Hi.

Evelyn: Wow, so many of you.

Alison: They just wanted to support me. Is that okay?

Evelyn: Oh, sure. Most judges like to see an exhibition of family loyalty.

Tom: Now please remember that this is a hearing, and the only person here that you have to impress is the judge.

Alison: Do you know who the judge is gonna be?

Tom: The D.A. told me there's been a last-minute substitute.

[Alison remembering]

Judge: Drop the sob story about your life, because I don't pity you.

You've got two weeks. Get your act together. If you fail to do so, you

will then answer to me. And I won't be as nice the next time we meet.

Susan: Oh, no. That's the family court judge I took Alison to see. She never reported back to him like we promised.

Paul: You wouldn't accept my money. And my advice was completely out of the question, and now all of a sudden, you're going into business with some guy you hardly know?

Rose: I -- you know how I feel, not mixing business with family. And besides, you were the one who told me to go to Dusty for advice.

Paul: Yeah, advice. Not money.

Rose: What was I supposed to do? Just let my dream go right down the toilet?

Paul: No, but there's got to be some sort of middle ground between letting your dream go down the toilet and going into business with my best friend.

Rose: I was gonna lose the space. The landlord had somebody else waiting in the wings.

Paul: And would that have been such a bad thing? I mean, there are plenty of other storefronts in this town.

Rose: Hello. Location, location. It has to be this place. It's got a good vibe.

Paul: You know what? Maybe it's not too late. Maybe you can still get your money back.

Rose: Have you heard anything that I have said?

Paul: Yes. And have you heard anything I've said? I don't want you taking Dusty's money.

Barbara: I'm going to ignore your little outburst.

Dusty: You know what? I tried to see Rose as this -- what do you call her? Cheap, heartless money-grubber that you say she is. It doesn't track. It doesn't track with the woman I know.

Barbara: She threatened to take my son away from me forever if I didn't dance to her little tune.

Dusty: Well, she has Paul's heart. There's no doubt about that. Don't you see how much he loves her?

Barbara: He thinks he loves her.

Dusty: He also thinks I'm his best friend.

Barbara: And you are.

Dusty: What if this whole thing backfires? What then?

Barbara: You know, I think you need to ask yourself -- "if I don't help Barbara save Paul, who's going to save me?"

Dusty: Maybe I go to Paul.

Barbara: You think he'll bail you out?

Dusty: Maybe.

[Barbara laughs]

Barbara: Paul has money, but he doesn't have the sizable amount that you need. And besides, he'd resent you forever if he found out that you were working with his mother. And then what then? No friend, and still no money.

Dusty: If I go along with this, do not think for a second that I support it, 'cause I don't.

Barbara: Understood. But it doesn't mean that we can't find it mutually beneficial.

Dusty: Or I walk.

Barbara: Of course. Of course you can walk. You can walk right back to Chicago and take your chances with whomever your creditors are. I certainly hope that you borrowed from conventional sources. Remember what it was like to be on top? Why don't you get this over with quickly, and you'll be right back on top, where you belong. And nothing would make me happier than to see you thrive. I've been there, you know. I've had to make difficult choices as well. This is what's best. For both of us.

Molly: How the hell can you stand there and claim that you never intentionally hurt me, Mike? What did you think was gonna happen when you slept with my cousin?

Mike: Geez, I didn't put "sleep with Carly" on my to-do list. It happened.

Molly: Oh, oops, just happened. Just like that?

Mike: You know I'm not excusing what I did. I know it was wrong. I've said that till I'm blue in the face.

Molly: Yeah, well, you know what? I've heard it till I'm sick to my stomach.

Mike: Well, you know, I also -- I didn't go out of my way to wrack my brain to see what would hurt you the most and then deliberately go out and do it.

Molly: Oh, no? Then how come every time I show up on your door to try to come back into your life, you shut it in my face?

Mike: Oh, okay, you know, one minute, you tell me that you don't want anything to do with me. And you go to these ridiculous lengths to show me how much that you don't need me, including flaunting that little affair with Jack in my face. And the next minute, you're asking me to marry you. I can't keep up with you.

Molly: There was no affair with Jack. I told you that.

Mike: Oh, and this is make-believe, too, right? Oh.

Molly: No, Mike, this is me moving on.

Mike: No, no, this is you stooping to adolescent stunts to get back at me, to hurt me.

Molly: Listen to me. You threw me out, so I am moving on.

Mike: I didn't throw you out. You said, "let's get married." I said, "let's slow down." All right, I don't just jump into marriage and hope for the best.

Molly: No, you just jump into bed and hope you don't make a baby.

Mike: See? We can't even talk anymore. You know, it's -- I try to get on the same page with you. It's impossible. I don't think you're ready for a relationship. Not with me or anybody else.

Molly: You don't get to decide that.

Mike: I'll tell you what I can decide. You and I are not ready to be a couple. And judging from what you've become, I'm not sure we ever will be again.

Evelyn: And so, your honor, given the defendant's age and the extenuating circumstances outlined in my brief, the prosecution has dropped the charge of arson against Alison Stewart.

Judge Davin: And what charges are you pursuing?

Evelyn: Only the lesser charges, your honor, of reckless endangerment and obstruction of justice.

Judge Davin: I see. Well, I hope you realize, young lady, that the prosecution is being very generous with you.

Alison: I do, your honor. Thank you.

Judge Davin: And how do you wish to plead for the lesser charges?

Alison: Guilty, your honor.

Tom: If it please the court, there is someone here who would like to speak on Alison's behalf, after which she would like to address the court.

Hal: I'm Lieutenant Hal Munson, Chief of Police, Oakdale PD. But I'm not here today speaking as the chief of police. I'm here today speaking as the father of Will Munson, the boy that was injured in the fire that we've been speaking about today. Now, Alison has made a host of mistakes this last year, but it is my impression, your honor, that she has honestly tried to learn from them. So today, I'm asking you to show leniency in your sentencing of her. I also know firsthand how much Alison has grown up in these last few weeks. For one thing, she turned herself in to me of her own volition. And she is showing remarkable courage in deciding to accept responsibility for what she has done and bear the consequences. I would also ask that in your sentencing, your honor, you consider giving her library duty so that she can complete her studies. It's admirable that she has maintained educational ambitions throughout all this. And the earning of an equivalency diploma would maximize the usefulness of her time away, your honor. Thank you.

Tom: You still want to make a statement?

Alison: I do. I don't know if you remember me, but you gave me really good advice once. And before I was arrested, I was trying to do the things that you said. I -- I was in school, and I had two jobs, and my life was going okay. And I want you to know that I know that the D.A. gave me a gift by making the charges lessened, so -- so I just want everyone to know that while I'm away, I plan to get my GED and plan what I want to do for the rest of my life. And this is my promise to you and my friends and family. Thank you.

Judge Davin: I'm glad you're not taking this lightly, young lady, and using the time while you're incarcerated to improve yourself is admirable. Indeed, I do remember you. And you seem like a very different young woman than the one I met here several months ago.

Alison: I am, your honor. I truly am.

Judge Davin: Then you will have no problem with me accepting your plea and sentencing you right now.

Alison: No. No, your honor.

Judge Davin: Good. Alison Stewart, you will be taken to Oakdale Reformatory for Women, where you will serve a sentence of no less than one year.

Emily: What?

Alison: A year?

Emily: Why did he --

Alison: No way. I was only supposed to do six months. You lied to me! How could you do that? You lied to me!

Rose: One minute, I'm flying past cloud nine, and now you're raining on my parade?

Paul: That was not my intention.

Rose: I'm drenched over here, Paulie. I feel like guy on the fish sticks box.

Paul: Why? Because I'm advising you not to go into business with a man you used to think was stabbing me in the back and putting the moves on you?

Rose: Dusty and I made up. I mean --

Paul: Mm-hmm.

Rose: He's even got a girlfriend.

Paul: How do you know?

Rose: Because I went over to Molly McKinnon's room. And believe me, I got an eyeful.

Paul: What were you doing in Molly McKinnon's room? You're not even friends with her. You went looking for him, didn't you? You went and chased the guy down with not even so much as a word to me?

Rose: Wait, you wanna know my every move now?

Paul: No, I want you to stop shutting me out.

Rose: Hey, I want you to start believing that I know what I'm doing!

Paul: Which is what exactly, Rose?

Rose: You know the bankers -- they said no! And Dusty said that he would back me, so I took him up on the offer.

Paul: Oh, Rose. He was just being gallant. He didn't expect you to take the money.

Rose: Why? You don't think I'm worth investing in?

Paul: No, that's not what I said. And that's not what I meant. I believe in you 110%.

Rose: Then what is going on here?

Paul: I -- we said we would be honest with each other.

Rose: Wait -- how am I not being honest? Because I make a quick business decision without you holding my hand? No, what's really bothering you here, Paul?

Paul: This idea. All right? This idea bothers me. I hate the fact that you're joining up with my best friend, all right? That's it. That's how I feel. Just in case you give a damn.

Molly: Another proclamation from Mike that it's over. How unusual.

Mike: I didn't say we were over. I didn't say that even now.

Molly: You just said we couldn't be a couple. That pretty much means we're over.

Mike: I don't know anything anymore. All right? Everything's just so up in the air.

Molly: So what do you want?

Mike: I want us to take our time. All right? Time to figure everything out. You know, just see what everything means. I just -- I need to go slow, that's all.

Molly: What's to figure out?

Mike: This baby could be mine. And if she is, I don't need to make any more mistakes. I just -- I just really need to go slow, all right?

Molly: So what, we just -- put a halt on our relationship until Carly has this baby? Wow. You know what I think? I think that really stinks.

Mike: What if it's the best I have to offer? What if that is the only thing that makes any sense to me right now?

Molly: What if Jack -- what if Jack can't handle you being the daddy, so he leaves? Carly moves back in. Then I'm out again?

Mike: Can we have one conversation without bringing up her name?

Molly: How, Mike? And I swear to you, I am not saying this out of anger this time. I'm not. Carly is probably carrying your baby. How do I possibly leave her out of the equation, huh?

Mike: Look, I -- that's why we need to go slow, okay? Just to figure it out.

Molly: There's one other way it could go. Have you thought of this? While we are freezing our relationship, it could turn out that this baby's not yours. What then?

Mike: I don't know. I -- I guess I've been so busy stepping up to the plate, I haven't really thought about what happens if it isn't.

Molly: This is -- this is really hard on you, isn't it? It's an awful lot. And I have been so selfish. I've only been thinking about me. And I haven't stopped to ask you -- is us just too much to for you to deal with right now?

Mike: I want to say no, you know? But it's a lot. I remember that feeling that I had when I saw you that day in New York. And I remember what it feels like to hold you in the middle of the night. But now kind of a lot's happened. Can you honestly say that dealing with us doesn't overwhelm you?

Molly: I guess -- you know what? I just really needed to hear you say that you remember how we were. That you haven't forgotten. Because I want you to know that I haven't forgotten, okay?

[Knock at door]

Dusty: Molly, it's me.

[Knock at door]

Dusty: Molly, you there?

Mike: You might wanna get that.

Molly: What are you -- what are you doing here?

Dusty: I'm sorry. It was a long day. I promised I'd stop by. So -- hey, you all right? This is a bad time, huh?

Mike: Right, man. You missed your cue. You were supposed to show up about a half hour ago, actually.

Molly: Mike, come on. Don't leave, okay? I didn't know.

Mike: Least I know it's for real this time. Hey, good luck with that one, buddy.

Dusty: Just do me a favor, all right? Next time you stage a little scene like this, get me a script ahead of time.

Lily: What is going on? You sounded so stressed on the phone.

Rose: How could one of the best days of my life make me have steam going outta my ears already?

Lily: What happened? Something with the shop?

Rose: Your friend, Dusty, put up the money. And Paul made a big stink. Know what he told me? Give the money back. Can you believe that? I'd have to give up everything I've been dreaming about for the last six months.

Lily: Do you think maybe Dusty overstepped a little?

Rose: Overstepping was kissing me, thinking I was you. Showing up to save my beauty shop, that was a lifesaver for me.

Lily: So you took money from Dusty, but you wouldn't go to your family or your fiancÚ for help?

Rose: You're supposed to be on my side, twin.

Lily: Look, I'm on your side. That's why I think you should not ignore your future husband's feelings when it comes to big decisions.

Rose: So what am I supposed to do? Just turn into a Stepford wife? "Paul doesn't like it. I better not do it. Paul doesn't want it. Better not buy it."

Lily: He loves you, Rose.

Rose: And I love him. Very much.

Lily: That's why you should consider his feelings. You know what? When you're gonna spend your life with somebody, you have to compromise a little. Paul has put you first in almost every aspect of his life, including his relationship with his mother.

Rose: I hate that thing you do, that voice of reason.

Lily: No, you love it. That's why you asked me here. You obviously need it.

Rose: Don't make this harder on me. This is very, very hard. Very difficult.

Lily: I know. Wait till you have kids.

Rose: Kids? Holy cow, please don't go there yet. How do you make it look so easy?

Lily: I didn't think I did. But I can tell you, it's worth every headache, every sleepless night. Just as a good marriage is worth every concession.

Rose: Sacrifice, huh?

Lily: Yeah. Sometimes big ones. Maybe you should ask yourself if Paul's worth it.

Alison: The D.A. said six months!

Tom: Calm down, Alison.

Susan: But is that right? Can he really do that?

Emily: What happened to the agreement?

Tom: I want everybody to settle down. Your honor, may we address the bench?

Judge Davin: Yes, you may.

Tom: The District Attorney and I recommended this plea bargain to my client based on a six-month sentence. To adjust that now seems a bit extreme.

Evelyn: Six months is what we discussed, your honor.

Judge Davin: The sentence is ultimately mine to decide, and I'm reserving that right. You may return to your seats. The last time I saw you, young lady, I gave you two weeks to get your life together, enroll in school, get a part-time job, make a plan for the next two years of your life. Do you remember this?

Alison: Yeah. And I did what you said. I really --

Judge Davin: And only days later, you ran away, breaking more rules that can fit on one page of notes. And also, the fact that you are now standing before me in a criminal proceeding speaks volumes. Based on the evidence and my own experience with you, a shorter sentence for these charges would be inappropriate. The one-year sentence stands.

Alison: How can they go back on their deal? Isn't there anything that you can do?

Tom: Did you hear anything that the judge said?

Alison: Yeah. And it's totally whack.

Tom: And I told you that he would have the last word. It is only six months more than you expected.

Alison: No. No way. I won't. The deal is off!

Alison: It's not fair. My attorney promised me that if I admitted everything and told the court how sorry I was, then I would only have to serve six months. Doesn't a promise mean anything?

Judge Davin: Counselor, you will regain control of your client immediately.

Tom: Alison, you need to stop -- now. Your honor, may I have some time to explain the situation to my client and to her family?

Judge Davin: I will allow you five minutes so that Miss Stewart can compose herself. But after that, I am instructing the bailiff to proceed as usual.

Alison: Tell the judge that if he can change his mind, so can I. I want out of this deal.

Susan: I'm with Alison. That sounds good to me. We'll fight this in open court.

Tom: Well, I don't think you'll do any better at trial, even with the slightly longer sentence.

Susan: Slightly? Listen, if you don't want to fight this --

Alison: Whose side are you on?

Susan: If you don't want to fight this in front of a jury, then we'll find a lawyer who can.

Tom: So what is wrong with you people? You can hire an entire arsenal of lawyers, Susan, but they're gonna each tell you the same thing. You're not gonna do any better than this. So I think you need to wake up and show a little gratitude. Your daughter committed arson. She destroyed buildings. She hurt people. And the D.A. has generously agreed to overlook that in exchange for guaranteed time for lesser charges. I recommend Alison live with this sentence. She told the court that she's grown up and learned from her mistakes. It is time for her to act an adult and show the court that she is what she says she is. Please accept Evelyn's offer. Start doing this time.

Chris: Are you okay?

Alison: I don't know. What do I do?

Chris: What you told the judge, about wanting to turn your life around, did you really mean it?

Alison: I meant everything that I said.

Chris: Then that's a great place to start.

Susan: Listen! Stop trying to talk her into this.

Emily: What do you want us to do, sweetie?

Alison: I want you to promise you'll come visit me.

Emily: Oh --

Alison: As soon as they let you.

Emily: Yes, of course we will. Of course we will.

[Emily sobbing]

Molly: I didn't ask you to come back here.

Dusty: Oh, you didn't? I'm sorry, I must have lost track. It must have been another girl who asked me to stop in.

Molly: Come on, I had no idea when I was gonna see you again.

Dusty: Did you not ask me to stop in when I got back?

Molly: Did I?

Dusty: You see, this is what happens when you play games, baby.

Molly: I am not playing games with you. I'm not. You made it perfectly clear that this is a no-strings-attached thing.

Dusty: And you told me that your ex was totally out of the picture. So I presume the man in question is the one with the clenched jaw who just left here.

Molly: I'm not lying to you. I never lied to you. It is over with us, okay? And I just brought him here to show him how over it is. What?

Dusty: You brought that guy over here to rub it in his face, right?

Molly: So?

Dusty: So I asked you to be discreet, baby. Didn't I? Do you call this discreet?

Molly: It's not like I have your picture on the headboard or anything.

Dusty: No, but he's seen me. Do you understand what this means? He's seen me. And you don't know who he's gonna tell.

Molly: Nobody.

Dusty: Nobody?

Molly: No, Mike is not a gossip. Besides, he is too proud to tell anybody about you. And besides that, Rose saw us. Rose saw us, and you didn't freak on that.

Dusty: Rose -- who -- Rose only thinks about her shop. You think she's gonna give me and you a second thought?

Molly: What makes you think Mike would?

Dusty: Because the clenched jaw, you know. It's a dead giveaway.

Molly: What is up with you?

Dusty: It's not your business. It's my problem. So I don't want you to worry about anything. Don't worry about me. See you around.

Rose: You're right. Paul has made a lot of sacrifices for me. I mean, he stood by me when that lunatic gave me a face that looked like 100 miles of bad road.

Lily: And he followed you down to that crazy island to help find your father.

Rose: He really saved my derriere, didn't he? And pop's. Think I'm being a selfish brat?

Lily: No. I think you want what you want.

Rose: It's really important to me.

Lily: I believe that you'll make your beauty salon a huge success. Okay? It just -- it might not happen on the timetable that you want.

Rose: I don't know if I can do anything about it now, because I signed the lease. And I don't welsh, not even on a landlord.

Lily: Maybe you could call him up and see if they can contact the other party.

Rose: Lily --

Lily: It's just money, Rose. You're gonna have your dream. It may be in a different location, and it may be a little later, but most importantly, you'll still have Paul. I don't really want to leave you. I know you have to make this huge decision, but I promised my mother I'd meet her for lunch.

Rose: No problem.

Lily: You know, come on. Why don't you join us? Come on. I'm sure my mom would love it.

Rose: Um, no, thank you. I think I'll just have a consolation brownie and another cup of coffee. Tell Ms. Walsh I said hello.

Lily: You gonna be all right?

Rose: Yeah. I'm just gonna do a little more soul searching, you know? And maybe, you know what? I'll look over my business plan one more time. Maybe I can find a way to swing it without Dusty.

Lily: That's a great idea. Good luck.

[Phone ringing]

Thug #1: Think you got off the hook by skipping town?

Dusty: No, I was coming back to Chicago. I was just taking care of a little business here. That's all.

[Cell phone ringing]

Thug #1: Your payment's late.

Dusty: Yeah, I got the money.

Thug #1: Where is it?

Dusty: It's in my pocket. It's a -- it's a check.

[Cell phone ringing]

Thug #1: We take cash.

Dusty: Well, it's made out to cash.

Thug #1: Remember?

Dusty: Yeah. Well, now it's gonna be a little bit difficult to get the cash.

[Cell phone ringing]

[Dusty groans]

Thug #2: Consider that a late fee.

Rose: Hey, Dusty -- Rose here. You know, I've been thinking, Dusty.

And it's better if I don't take you up on your offer. You know, don't mix

friendship and business like that. Anyway, I'll get the money some other way.

But thanks again. And thanks for believing in me.

[Dusty coughs]

[Dusty sighs]

Susan: No.

Dusty: Rose, Rose, Rose, Rose, Rose, no. I cannot take no for an answer.

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