ATWT Transcript Monday 6/2/03

As The World Turns Transcript Monday 6/2/03

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Jessica: I am so relieved! I was afraid it was gonna be months before I got a client.

Ben: Who is it?

Jessica: Oh, Rosanna Cabot. She's being charged with assaulting Carly Tenney. Now, Margo indicated that she'd be facing a murder charge, except they can't locate Carly's body.

Ben: Wait -- the police actually think that Rosanna murdered her sister?

Jessica: I know! It's ridiculous. It's ridiculous. And they better have a good case, or I am going to rip them to shreds. Oh, I'm so excited! I haven't been this excited since my first case. I can't wait to get into that courtroom.

Ben: Well, we are gonna have to celebrate. Dinner, dancing, whatever you want.

Jessica: Absolutely. Absolutely. But after the trial, assuming there's gonna be a trial. Now, the first thing I need to do is get those charges reduced.

Ben: Yeah, well, all I have to say is, "Evelyn Hart, look out."

Jessica: Yeah, and Evelyn's gonna be prepared. But you know what? I'm gonna be more prepared, and I am gonna win this case.

Ben: And I am so happy for you. Congratulations.

Jessica: Thank you.

Molly: He came to me with this story about how the thugs were gonna kill him if he didn't pay them the money he owed them. So I paid them. And you have no idea how much that cost me. And now he's trying to do the same exact thing to you.

Dusty: It's not like that.

Molly: No? Did he come to you all banged up, Rose? Not willing to tell you why? Did you meet his partners? Yeah. 'Cause let me tell you something, they are scary. Yeah, I watched them slice his face. Which is why at that point, I told them I would do anything, I would pay them whatever to save his life. And now he's trying to pull the same game on yet another stupid woman. But you are not stupid, Rose. And you are not gonna pay him. You are gonna kick this joker out of your life.

Dusty: Molly, you don't know what you're talking about. You really have no idea right now. I am talking to Rose. Would you please leave?

Molly: No, you are lying to Rose.

Dusty: Don't listen to her. I'm gonna tell you anything you want --

Rose: I don't want any -- I don't want to hear anything, anything fancy. Just tell me one thing -- one thing. You look me in the eye, and you tell me that none of what Molly just said is true.

Medical examiner: Post mortem, unknown John or Jane Doe. Disinterred May 30th, 2003, approximately 8:00 P.M. The body appears to be shrouded in blue plastic garbage bags and bound with duct tape. I will now remove the shroud.

Katie: Wait! Hold on. I'm sorry. I don't think I can see this.

Mike: Katie

Mike: Maybe I should go after her.

Margo: Well, I don't blame her for not wanting to watch.

Jack: Okay, can we get on with this, please?

[Jack sighs.]

Jack: Thank God.

Mike: Amen to that.

Evelyn: Margo? Do you know this man?

Bonnie: Hey, mom, it's me -- oh, hey, Ben. I didn't know you were here.

Ben: Yeah. We were just -- I was congratulating your mother. She got some good news, and we were celebrating.

Bonnie: Oh, well, I'm always ready for a celebration. Maybe we can all go out to dinner.

Jessica: Well, actually, Ben and I were making some plans.

Ben: Yeah, we were planning to go out. And then we were thinking -- I don't know -- might be more fun to stay in.

Jessica: Yeah, so what exactly did we decide?

Ben: We didn't.

Bonnie: Am I missing something? What are you two talking about? [Pager beeps.]

Ben: Ah, that would be me.

Jessica: Yeah.

Ben: And I need to check in to the hospital. So -- so I'll say good-bye to you now, in case you're not here when I get back.

Bonnie: I'm interrupting something, aren't I?

Jessica: No --

Bonnie: Ooh, ooh.

Jessica: Oh, stop it! It's like Ben said. We were just, you know, celebrating. Don't you wanna know why?

Bonnie: Yes! Yes, of course I do. If you think I'm old enough.

Jessica: Oh, please stop. Sweetheart, sit down. Listen. Just when I thought my career as an attorney was dead, I got a client.

Bonnie: You did? Mom! Mom, that's wonderful.

Jessica: I know, I know, I know. I am so excited. Now, I don't have all the details yet, but I am just so thrilled to be going back to work.

Bonnie: Yes! That's great. It is exactly what you need.

Jessica: Yes, it is.

Bonnie: And guess what?

Jessica: What?

Bonnie: Something pretty good happened to me today, too.

Jessica: Okay. Tell me, tell me.

Bonnie: Well, I didn't want to tell you this before, because I didn't really want you to worry. But -- I was afraid that my community service was gonna be a total, complete waste of time.

Jessica: And why was that?

Bonnie: Because I really wasn't connecting with the kids. Didn't really seem to matter to them whether I'm there or not.

Jessica: Well, sweetheart, I mean, most of these kids have been traumatized, you know? It's gonna take awhile to earn their trust.

Bonnie: Yeah, I know.

Jessica: Yeah.

Bonnie: But you know me. Not the most patient girl in the world. But anyway, it's still like that with most of the kids. However, there's this one girl. Her name is Sarah. And I don't know -- I really feel like I might be getting through to her, mom. And I think that, over some time, I might be able to help her in some way.

Jessica: Well, I think that this Sarah is a very lucky girl.

Bonnie: Yeah, well, we'll see. But if I can help her -- you know, actually do some good for someone else -- wouldn't that be something? I mean, when you think about the route it took me to get here.

Jessica: What do you mean?

Bonnie: I mean that it's just kind of hard to think of something so good coming out of something so terrible. I mean, Marshall raping you and then how he avoided going to jail. And then my trying to force him into a confession, and then I wound up hurting you instead. And then I get community service. And then out of that -- mom? Mom, what's wrong?

Jessica: Nothing. Nothing.

Bonnie: Oh, mom, I'm so sorry. I'm so sorry. I know better than to mention Marshall's name in this house.

Jessica: No, no. Do not -- don't do that, okay? Now, we have to talk about the rape. I mean, it's important. And I -- well, I can't pretend like it didn't happen, can I?

Bonnie: I know. I know, but I think I got a little carried away. And I'm sorry. Because I never meant to upset you.

Jessica: Sweetheart, I am fine. Believe me, I'm fine.

Evelyn: Margo? Do you know who this man is?

Margo: This is how it's gonna play out. I am gonna call the I.N.S. and tell them that you, a visitor to our country, have threatened one of our U.S. citizens. And given the current political climate, you ought to find yourself back in Australia in about 72 hours.

Margo: Oh, I'm sorry, Evelyn. Just -- identifying bodies is my least favorite part of the job.

Jack: Mine, too, usually. But the fact that this isn't Carly, it's an incredible relief.

Mike: I'll say. Katie's probably wondering what's going on. I'm gonna tell her the news.

Medical examiner: No identifying characteristics. No birthmarks, no tattoos.

Evelyn: Well, we can still get fingerprints, can't we?

Medical examiner: It's doubtful when the hands are that badly decomposed.

Jack: Well, I can check the missing persons files. Maybe I can come up with a matching description.

Evelyn: Oh, good. Keep me posted.

Jack: Yeah.

Margo: You know who that is, don't you?

Jack: It's Bartleby Shears. Simon had me bring him in one time. The charges didn't stick. You hauled him in, too, right?

Margo: Yeah, for threatening Katie. But he had a ticket back to Australia that night, so I let him go.

Jack: Yeah, obviously he didn't make it. Think Simon had anything to do with this?

Margo: I -- I don't know. I know I should've said something to Evelyn, but technically, Simon is still my brother-in-law. And Katie's been hurt so much already. I mean, if she finds out that Simon might've been involved in a murder, what's that gonna do to her, Jack?

Jack: I understand, I understand. Hey, listen, if you want to forget that we know the guy, I'll keep my mouth shut.

Margo: I don't know what to do. I mean, how can I know what to do until I know what really happened? I do know someone who can clear this up in a heartbeat though.

Dusty: I'd like to answer that with a simple yes or no.

Rose: Oh, a simple yes or no -- did Molly give you money to bail you out with Spangler? Yes or no?!

Dusty: Yes.

Rose: You're a miserable person. You -- you did it to me again. Now you can't use Barbara for --

Dusty: It's okay. Hit me. It's all right. It's okay. Go ahead. Hit me. [Rose sobbing.]

Rose: Get out of my life! Stay away from me!

Dusty: Simply, Molly put that money up to save my life. It was not a scam. I was gonna get killed. Do you understand?

Molly: He must have been working with Spangler. Yeah, because they set up this whole elaborate scene. You should've seen it, really. I mean, Dusty was all tied up. And there was this goon with a knife --

Dusty: Yes, yes.

Molly: He is good. I am warning you, Rose.

Dusty: I confess. I used to work for Spangler. He asked me to work with him again. I said no. Why? 'Cause it's over. I'm out. That's why I'm leaving town.

Molly: Right.

Dusty: It is right. You gotta get outta here.

Molly: Hey, let go of me!

Rose: Get your hands off of her.

Dusty: It's okay. It's okay. It's okay. Please.

Dusty: Now, I understand why you're angry. You overheard a conversation. Now you're jumping around with erroneous conclusions. I'm trying to change. That's what I'm doing here.

Molly: You'll say anything, won't you? You're pathetic, and it makes me sick to think I ever let you touch me.

Rose: I don't know if you're lying, Dusty, but I'm gonna find out.

[Phone ringing.]

Spangler: What now, Donovan? You're starting to annoy me.

Rose: It's not Dusty. It's Rose D'Angelo.

Spangler: I'm sorry. I'm not familiar with that name.

Rose: I gave you a haircut and a facial. You left me 50 bucks, and you walked out when I wasn't looking.

Spangler: Oh, yes, yes, Rose. The grieving beautician. How -- how are you feeling?

Rose: I've been better.

Spangler: I'm sorry to hear that. Listen, you're calling me on a friend of mine's phone. You mind if I ask you how you got it?

Rose: Wouldn't mind at all. Tell me where you are, and I'll come right over. [Spangler laughs.]

Spangler: I don't think so.

Rose: You got somethin' to hide? Somethin' the cops ought to know about?

Spangler: I'm in the Lakeview, in the Lounge.

Rose: Don't leave before I get there.

Mitzi: Whoo! You would not believe the shopping I just did. Everything I tried on seemed to fit.

Rose: What? Hey, Mitz. What did you say?

Mitzi: I went to the mall. I followed the signs that said "30% off." I saved so much money, I think I might have gone broke.

Rose: Oh, that's good. I wanna see all of that -- when I get back.

Mitzi: Ah, where are you going?

Rose: I gotta go to the Lakeview Lounge to meet somebody. I'll be back soon, all right?

Mitzi: Oh.

Dusty: Spangler tried to squeeze me into using Rose to get to Lucinda's cash. But I'm not doing it. I'm trying not to live like that anymore.

Molly: You don't know any other way. You're trying to set Rose up the same way you set me up.

Dusty: No, this is no setup. She figured that I was in trouble, and I had to tell her what was up, if only to make clear that I don't want her involved.

Molly: Who do you think you're talking to? You knew damn well that you were gonna get her to get the money from Lucinda. Come on. That's your strategy, Dusty. But you know what? You're not gonna get away with it this time.

Dusty: What do you mean?

Molly: If you don't back off, I'm gonna go to Jack Snyder. I'm gonna tell him everything I know.

Dusty: What is your problem? I told Rose she has nothing to fear, because she is not involved. By the way, I'm leaving town for good.

Molly: Just like the three other times you left town for good? That story's getting old, buddy.

Dusty: No. It may be old, but it's true. It's the only way I can protect Rose.

Molly: If you are leaving, it's not for Rose. It's because you've lied to and cheated too many people. You've worn out your welcome. This whole town is fed up with you. And you know it.

Mitzi: Ah! It's so cute.

Dusty: Where's Rose? What's my phone doing here?

Mitzi: I don't know. I just got here.

Dusty: Did Rose use my phone to make a call?

Mitzi: Maybe you should ask her.

Dusty: Rose!

Mitzi: When she gets back.

Dusty: Where'd she go?

Mitzi: Do I look like her personal secretary?

Dusty: I'm not playing games right now. Where'd she go?

Mitzi: She said somethin' about the Lakeview lounge.

Dusty: Did she say who she's meeting there?

Mitzi: Some guy.

Katie: You're still worried about Carly, aren't you? You know what? I have the best feeling that wherever she is, she's all right.

Mike: Why hasn't she called?

Katie: Because she knows people are gonna ask questions, and she probably still hasn't figured out the answers.

Mike: Yeah. Maybe you're right, but that's not gonna stop me from worrying about her, you know?

Katie: It's not just about the baby, is it? You really care about her.

Mike: Carly's a part of my life. I couldn't stop caring about her even if I tried.

Katie: Yeah, I know exactly what that feels like.

Mike: I'm sorry. I didn't mean to bring up any bad memories.

Katie: Oh, you mean Simon?

Mike: It just looked like you were thinking about him.

Katie: I think about Simon all the time. But he's not coming back, and I have finally made peace with that.

Mike: No, you haven't. Not even close.

Henry: This will all be in my memoirs.

Jack: We found Bartleby Shears out at the Old Mill earlier -- dead, buried, wrapped in plastic.

Henry: Really? Ah, that poor man.

Margo: Do you have any idea how he might have died?

Henry: Me? No.

Jack: Save it for somebody else, Henry. We all know that Bartleby was connected to Simon Frasier. We think you are in a position to know just how connected.

Henry: Meaning what?

Margo: Did Simon have anything to do with his death?

Henry: No. What? Absolutely not. Simon and Bartleby, they're old buddies back in Australia, right? I mean, you don't shoot an old buddy, do you? It doesn't make any sense.

Jack: We didn't tell you he was shot.

Henry: Did I say "shoot"? I meant "kill." He didn't kill anybody. Simon didn't kill anybody, okay? Are we done here? Because I have a date with a jeweler to get a new battery for my watch.

Margo: Henry, we need the truth, for Katie's sake. If something horrible happened, she deserves to know.

Henry: No, she doesn't. Simon didn't want her to -- yeah, okay. What's the point here? Uh -- yeah, he did it.

Margo: God.

Henry: He didn't have any choice, Margo. It wasn't murder. He didn't have a choice.

Jack: How did it happen?

Henry: He -- look, he found Bartleby outside the cottage and -- Margo, he had a gun pointed at Katie's head right through the window, okay? They struggled. He would've killed Simon in a heartbeat! Somehow, Simon got hold of the gun. It was self-defense, right? He didn't have a choice.

Margo: Were you there? Were you?

Henry: No. No, Simon told me about it later. I helped him get out of town, okay? He must've buried the body at the mill sometime before he left.

Margo: Well, why didn't he come to the police?

Henry: Because -- because Bartleby told him that if Simon got the police involved that his associates would kill Katie. That's why he got out of town the way he did. Simon would do anything to keep Katie from getting hurt.

Margo: So everything that he said about not loving her anymore was all a lie?

Henry: That's -- that's not my place to say. All I do know is that Simon did not leave town because he wanted to.

Margo: I gotta tell Katie.

Henry: No, you don't.

Margo: No, Simon still loves her. She needs to know.

Henry: No, detective, detective -- please, please. If word gets out that Bartleby was killed here in Oakdale, his associates will be here in seconds. They'll go after Katie first and maybe some other people, too.

Margo: I'm sorry. This is far too important. Henry, I can't sit on this.

Henry: Please, Margo, please. Katie -- I haven't had a lot of friends in my life, okay? I haven't. But Katie -- that comes as close as anyone. And if you think it has been a joy to watch her heart get shredded here, you are mistaken. I've wanted to tell her about this a thousand times. But the bottom line is, people -- the bottom line is here, that Simon is not coming back, not ever. And the best thing for Katie right now is that we leave things the way they are.

Margo: You know, I gotta think about this. Thank you for coming and talking to us. And you can -- you can leave anytime.

Jack: Not a word about this to anybody. You got that, Henry?

Henry: Not a syllable. The issue is dead. Wow. That's a bad choice of words.

Jack: We got the message. Just keep your mouth shut.

Jack: You all right?

Margo: No, no, no. I have no idea how I'm supposed to deal with this.

Jack: Well, I got one. You want to hear it? You do exactly what Henry said. You forget everything he just told us.

Ben: Sorry it took so long. Is everything okay out here?

Jessica: Sure, sure. Why wouldn't it be?

Ben: No reason. So -- how's community service?

Bonnie: You want me to go, don't you?

Ben: I wouldn't stop you.

Jessica: Well, now wait a minute. Bonnie and I were in the middle of a discussion.

Bonnie: No, mom. That's okay. That's okay. I actually have to help Isaac close tonight. So I'm gonna go and let you guys get back to grown-up things. Okay. Bye.

Ben: Bye.

Jessica: See ya later.

Ben: I know. Wasn't subtle. But hey, what can I say? It worked. You know, your daughter, she has some brilliant ideas. Like that getting back to adult things -- that was good.

Jessica: Ben, I'm sorry, I --

Ben: Okay. Not gonna push.

Jessica: No, no. I just -- you know, I have a lot on my mind. Rosanna's being arraigned tomorrow. And I -- I really need to prepare.

Ben: Well, being prepared is all right. What's not all right is using work as an excuse to get away from me.

Jessica: That's not what I'm doing.

Ben: Jessica, there's something going on, and I wanna talk about it. And I can't think of a better time than right now.

Katie: You're telling me how I feel about Simon? That's a pretty damn good trick since you didn't even know him. [Katie sighs.]

Mike: Look, from what you've told me, you two were happy and in love. Then in the space of a few days, it just ended, without one word from him that made any sense to you. Now, I don't think you get over that in a couple months, okay? And I think you're kidding yourself if you think you do.

Katie: God, sometimes I get so mad at him, I just want him to come back so I can yell at him. To me, we had everything. We had love and respect. And we knew how to have fun together. And he just turned his back on everything. I thought we'd be together forever. You know? I had that stupid blind faith you have when you're a little kid, when you have no doubt in your mind that everything beautiful will be there forever. I gave him everything, my heart and soul, and he just threw it away like some stupid magazine he was done reading.

Mike: Yeah. That hurts when you think you know someone, and they end up surprising you.

Katie: Oh, yeah, Simon surprised me all right. I'm not quite over that part. But I meant what I said. I -- I really have made some sort of peace with it.

Mike: Depends on what you mean by "peace."

Katie: Well, the crying part's over. I've done enough of that to last a lifetime.

Mike: But you still miss him?

Katie: Sometimes. Not as much as I did. Less and less every day.

Mike: That's something.

Katie: Yeah. To me, Simon was this fantasy come to life. But in the end, I realized that I was completely wrong about everything about him. He didn't really love me. He didn't, or he wouldn't have hurt me like that. He wasn't strong and brave. He was selfish and shallow. And you know what? I finally see that now. I mean, if any good comes from this, then that's what it is, you know? I finally see Simon for who he was. And I can finally let him go, without any regrets.

Margo: Man. I certainly don't wanna see Katie get hurt. But I don't know. Maybe you're right. Maybe you're right. Maybe, if she really feels she's never gonna see him again, why rock her world, especially when she's moving on with her life?

Jack: Exactly.

Margo: So we -- Bartleby just remains unidentified?

Jack: No, we mark his case file unsolved. We get him in the ground as fast as we can.

Margo: You know, Jack, I've known you a long time. You've always played by the book. You never cut corners. And now you're asking me to walk away from a homicide 'cause it might make my sister uncomfortable. What happened? I mean, what changed while I wasn't looking, huh?

Jack: Margo, for every guy out there who puts in an honest eight hours and take pride in the fact that his mortgage gets paid on time, there's a Stenbeck and a Bartleby Shears -- people who break the law over and over again and get away with it over and over again.

Margo: Yeah, well, the system doesn't always work, Jack, but it's all we've got.

Jack: I'm not talking about abandoning the book. I'm just saying use it when you can, but if you can't, I'll find a better way to get the job done.

Margo: Does this have anything to do with Carly?

Jack: Carly and I have been together -- and not together -- for years. We're finally married. And now, assuming she's still alive, she left town without telling me. I can't make that all her fault, Margo. Some of it's mine. So I'll change. I'll try something else -- anything that'll bring her back to me.

Jessica: Okay, I'm a little confused. In a matter of three minutes, you went from gushing for joy about my career to complaining that I'm using it against you?

Ben: No, I wasn't complaining. I was making an observation, said I wanted to talk about it. You think that's wrong?

Jessica: Well, right or wrong, Ben, I can't do that now. I've got to be in court in the morning.

Ben: Look, Jessica, stop. You have been pushing me away since Travers raped you. And if we can't get that out in the open, we have trouble, don't you think?

Jessica: I am trying to move past this. And some days it's easy, and some days it's not so easy.

Ben: Look, I know how hard you're trying, but we both know it's not working. Every time I touch you or start to get close to you physically --

Jessica: Okay, so this is about sex, right?

Ben: Sex? I can barely kiss you. You put limits on everything, even the time that we spend together.

Jessica: What are you talking about?

Ben: We agree that we're gonna go on a vacation, and then you immediately do everything in your power to get back to work.

Jessica: You think I'm gonna lay around the house in a negligee, waiting for my doctor husband to come home? I mean, who do you think you're marrying, Ben?

Ben: Jessica, I'm talking about a pattern here. Time after time after time, you don't want to be with me.

Jessica: That isn't true. I do want to be with you. I want to -- I want to be with you in every way. But I can't right now, Ben. I'm sorry.

Ben: Okay.

Jessica: I can't.

Ben: It's okay. I know that things are different right now, and I know the reason why.

Jessica: I just didn't know it was gonna be this difficult, you know? I -- I thought we'd be able to go back to the way things were before all of this happened.

Ben: I'm not gonna rush you. I just want us to share our lives -- the good, the bad, all of it.

Jessica: I want that, too. I really do. That's what I want. And I know it doesn't seem like that, but you've just gotta believe me.

Ben: I believe you. I believe you. If you don't want to talk about it anymore, we don't have to. If you don't want me to stay here anymore, I won't stay here anymore. If you think that's gonna help you feel better.

Jessica: No, no. Time alone is not what I need, okay? I just need to -- to work through this. And I need you to help me do it.

Ben: Okay. There's one thing I need, and I will not compromise on this.

Jessica: Okay. What is it?

Ben: You must remember that I will never give up on you. I will never leave you. And I will love you forever, with everything that is within me.

Jessica: Okay. That's -- three things, actually. But who's counting?

Margo: Come on, Jack. Carly did not disappear because of you.

Jack: Oh, you don't know that, Margo, and neither do I. But just in case she did, I've been taking a good hard look at myself, trying to figure out what I did wrong.

Margo: Wrong? You've been nothing but good to her. Carly's a very difficult person.

Jack: Believe me, I know that. Oh, come on, Margo. You don't think I know how people see us? Carly's the wild, impulsive kind. And I'm -- I'm Mr. G-man, Mr. Straight Down the Middle. And for a long time, I thought the differences would make life interesting for us. But I -- I don't think that works anymore. I don't want to be her conscience, Margo. I want to be someplace in between, in some comfort zone that works for both of us.

Margo: Obviously, you've been thinking a lot about this.

Jack: Well, that's why I didn't report what I knew about Barbara's kidnapping. Hey, six months ago, I never could have done that.

Margo: All right, I get what you're saying about the rules. But Jack, you've got a human body in the morgue there, and I have information about how he died. As an officer of the law, I don't think I can negate that obligation. And then there's Katie. She's been thinking all this time that her husband never loved her? Don't you think she deserves to know the truth?

Jack: Is that gonna make her happy, if she stays in mourning forever? [Margo sighs.]

Katie: Hey, guys. Mike told me the good news. Thank God it wasn't Carly's body. I am so relieved for you, Jack.

Margo: Yeah, everyone is.

Katie: So Mike said it was a man. Do you have any idea who it is?

Rose: Spangler, right?

Spangler: Gotta stop meeting like this, Rose. Nice to see you again.

Rose: It's nice to see me again, 'cause the last time you say me, you were saying -- oh, you're such a nice guy. "Tell me all your problems." No, I'm not gonna fall for it, not this time.

Spangler: Oh, you sound a little angry about something. Sit down. Let's talk about it.

Rose: Oh, this is not a friendly visit. I want information. That's it.

Spangler: All right. Tell me how I can help you.

Rose: Are you and Dusty Donovan working together to set me up?

Spangler: Set you up?

Rose: Yeah, set me up. Fleece me, con me, rob me blind. Anything ringing a bell?

Spangler: Did Dusty tell you that that's what we were trying to do?

Rose: See, I'm the one asking the questions here. What kind of swindle are you and Dusty running?

Spangler: I'm sorry, Rose. I don't like being spoken to in that tone of voice.

Rose: Oh, you don't like that? You know what I don't like? Punks from Chicago trying to squeeze money out of Lucinda Walsh and using me to do it.

Spangler: Obviously, you've been misinformed. See now, if you're not willing to accept that, there's really nothing more I can say to you.

Dusty: What about me? You got something to say to me?

Spangler: Actually, quite a bit. But that can wait till another time.

Dusty: No, I don't have any more time. I'm finished.

Spangler: Oh, I'm well aware of that, Dusty. I mean, you've paid off all your debts. There's really no reason we need to ever see each other again.

Dusty: No, I'm talking about the con that you want to throw down on Rose and Lucinda. I don't want any part of it, charley.

Spangler: The two of you, you have no idea what you're talking about. All I run is an honest business. I never cheated anyone in my life.

Dusty: Forget who you're talking to.

Spangler: It's time for you to shut up, Dusty.

Rose: It's okay. It's okay. Guys --

Spangler: Go.

Rose: Dusty, I told him what I wanted to tell him, and now we can just get out of here. Let's leave, now.

Spangler: No, no. It's too late for that. Your friend here just stepped over the line. I gotta teach him a lesson right here.

Rose: Are you threatening him? Are you threatening him?

Dusty: That's okay. That's okay. That's the kind of guy charley is. You still packing that guy with the jade handle? Why don't you break it out right now and use it?

Dusty: I'm not running. And I know you don't like to shoot people in the back.

Rose: Dusty! Don't, don't, don't!

Spangler: Relax, relax. It's not loaded. [Spangler laughs.]

Spangler: You're a fool, Donovan. He's all yours, honey. Good luck. We're not finished.

Rose: What is the matter with you, telling that guy to shoot you like that?

Dusty: Relax. A guy like that doesn't have it in him.

Rose: Oh, oh -- you're taking quite a chance. But I guess it's okay with you. So why should I care? You know, you're used to dealing with guys like that. How could you get involved with a pig like that?

Dusty: Do not worry about it. Listen to me. You and I gotta get ready for our next move.

Rose: No, no, no, no. No more "next moves" for me. No. And for you -- no. I want you out. I want you gone from my life for good.

Dusty: Listen -- hey. Listen for a second. A guy like Spangler, he doesn't quit. Understand? He's gonna come after me. He's gonna come after you, too.

Rose: Yeah, I'll take care of myself, like I always have in the past. I want you gone from my life forever.

Dusty: He walked out of here today. Next time, he's gonna stay and finish the job. Stay with me.

Rose: I want you out of my life. I don't want you in it, not for apologizing, for nothin' -- nothing.

Margo: No. No, Katie. We have no idea who the man is.

Katie: But you can find out, right?

Margo: No, probably not. He had no identification on him, and his fingertips were decomposed, so we can't even get prints.

Katie: Oh, God. That sounds horrible.

Margo: Yeah, it was. But that's the way it goes.

Jack: You know what? I've got to get back to work. Listen, thank you for all your help on this.

Katie: Oh, of course. So what happens now?

Margo: You mean with the body?

Katie: I mean to the man.

Margo: Well, the man gets buried somewhere, and the world goes on without him.

Katie: I know this probably sounds really weird, but because I found him, I feel kind of responsible for him. Maybe I should go see him.

Margo: For what purpose?

Katie: Well, the guy had a family, and they're never gonna get to say good- bye to him. Maybe somebody should.

Margo: Honey, why -- why are you so concerned about this?

Katie: Because that man has friends and family who are never gonna know the truth about him. They're never gonna know if he's alive or dead, so they're just gonna be hoping that he's gonna come home someday. I know what that feels like, Margo. I was so obsessed every day about Simon, just waiting to see if he was gonna come through that door.

Margo: When did that stop?

Katie: When I realized he didn't love me. What's wrong?

Margo: Nothing. Really difficult day.

Katie: I know. Of course. You were probably so scared that that was Carly under that plastic.

Margo: Yeah, I was. But it's -- it's more than that. And it's nothing I can get into.

Katie: Are you sure you wouldn't feel better if you did? I'm here to listen, no questions asked.

Margo: You are so sweet. I love you so much. You're the best sister anyone could have.

Katie: I love you, too.

Molly: Hey, Jack. Listen, I'm really sorry to bother you, because I know how busy you are. But I was on my way home, and I couldn't help but thinking -- I'm just wondering if you have any news on Carly.

Jack: Hey, I wish I did. We had a scare a little while ago. Turned out to be nothing.

Molly: A scare? What do you mean by that?

Jack: Oh, long story. Nothing to be concerned about. She's out there somewhere, Molly. She's alive. And I am gonna do everything I can to find her.

On the next "As the World Turns" --

Dusty: I'm trying to open your eyes, damn it. So you don't end up in some cold storage room with a tag on your toe!

Rosanna: If Carly is missing, it's because she wants to be, which would appear to indicate that she doesn't want to be with you.

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