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As The World Turns Transcript Monday 8/25/03

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Craig: But, Ms. Easton, I've been a father. I've raised children.

Ms. Easton: I'm sorry, but there are a few red flags we simply can't ignore.

Rosanna: What red flags?

Ms. Easton: There's a charge of kidnapping a child that dates back almost 20 years.

Craig: Oh. Well, that, Ms. Easton, was a youthful indiscretion. I was in love, acting impulsively.

Ms. Easton: It resulted in jail time.

Craig: Yes, but surely I'm not the first young man to lead with his heart?

Rosanna: And certainly his actions since then should count for something?

Ms. Easton: Yes, unfortunately, for you, Ms. Cabot, they do.

[Phone ringing]

Rosanna: He is a devoted family man, a community leader, very active in local business.

Craig: This is my sister. Excuse me, I have to take this.

Rosanna: He cares so much about his sisters. For example, his youngest sister, Katie, is away, and he's very worried about her. Family means everything to Craig.

Craig: Margo, great, thank you for getting back to me so quickly. Your timing couldn't have been better.

Margo: Have you heard from Katie?

Craig: No, why?

Margo: Well, then why did you call me?

Craig: So you'd call me back and cut short my time here in the hot seat.

Margo: What are you talking about?

Craig: The adoption lady is here, and she makes Lucinda look warm and fuzzy.

Margo: Look, Craig, I'm sorry, but -- I've got enough on my mind already. I mean, Bob just came out of his coma. There's a serial killer loose and our little sister is missing in Australia .

Craig: Well, it is Katie, remember? I guess you needed a diversion anyway, huh?

Margo: I don't know -- I don't know what else I can tell you, other than what I've already told you. If you -- if you don't want to be pressured into adopting a child, you have got to tell Rosanna you don't want a baby.

Craig: Well -- I may not have to. My past may take care of that for me.

Katie: We don't have time to argue. We just have to do something.

Mike: We need a weapon.

Katie: No, we don't. We have the element of surprise. Just -- okay, he's coming. Get in position.

Mordecai: Dinner. Where's your friend?

Katie: You're just in time. I'm starving. Please, please! No, stop hurting him! Stop hurting -- no, no, no, no, no, Mike!

Mordecai: You started this little game, Katie.

Katie: Mike!

Mordecai: But I'm gonna finish it.

Katie: No, I'm sorry. I'm sorry.

[Katie screaming]

Chris: Alison, where are you?

Ms. Havelock: Do I have to call the police?

Alison: Hold on, I'll call you right back.

Chris: No, no, no. Wait, wait, wait. Don't hang up.

Alison: Ma'am, have you no respect for the dead? Dad! Dad -- what happened? The doctors said that there was no hope. Oh, this is a miracle. Oh, isn't it wonderful, Ms. Havelock ?

Ms. Havelock: Is this your daughter?

Rick: My wife's daughter. Ms. Havelock, could I have a few moments alone with Alison?

Ms. Havelock: I'm afraid Alison broke a federal law. She falsified power of attorney and a death certificate.

Rick: No, I understand that, but I'd really rather deal with this as a family matter. I hope you understand.

Ms. Havelock: I'm sorry. I have no choice. I have to alert the police.

Alison: She's right. He's always lecturing me about taking responsibility for my actions. And I think that I really need to learn a lesson. Right, Dad? What are you waiting for? Call the cops. I should be punished.

Rick: No, I think the bank should be punished for letting her in here without double-checking her credentials.

Ms. Havelock: The documents looked legitimate.

Rick: Now if you'll agree not to press charges, I won't hold this bank liable for this breach of security.

Alison: No, no, please! Please press charges!

Rick: She's done this before.

Alison: No, he's lying!

Rick: Especially when she's off her medication.

Alison: I'm not crazy!

Rick: Oh, of course you're not, my darling. Everyone knows that.

Ms. Havelock: I'll -- I'll give you your privacy.

Alison: No, no!

Rick: Thank you.

Alison: Please, no! He's a creep! No, he's not even my father! He'll kill me!

Rick: I'm not going to kill you! Not here, at least. All I wanted was a life with your mother. But you had to get in the way, didn't you? Hmm? Well, you're not going to get in the way again. I'm gonna make sure of it.

Katie: Let me go! Let me go!

Mordecai: You're a spitfire, you are.

Katie: Mike! Mike! Mike, please, help me!

Mordecai: Your hero's out cold.

Katie: Mike, help me! Wake up!

Mordecai: Maybe in a week. Now just hold still. Oh, Simon was a lucky man.

Katie: No, no, no, please. No. Please, no, no, no. Please, I'm begging you. Please, don't. Please, please, please. No, no, no, no! No. I'm begging you, please, no!

Mordecai: I got what I wanted -- this time.

Katie: No, no, no, no. No, please, give me my necklace. Give me my necklace.

Mordecai: This'll come in nice and handy. I take what I want, Katie. Remember that.

Katie: No.

Mordecai: Tell your mate if he tries to jump me again, I'll kill him.

Katie: Mike. Mike. Mike, wake up, please. Are you okay? Oh, God. No, please, Mike. Mike? Oh, thank God, you're still breathing. Mike, wake up. Wake up, please. It's okay. It's okay. We're okay now. Mike, wake up. I just need you to wake up and tell me you're okay. Mike, please be okay. Wake up!

Rick: Well -- you think you're -- you're pretty clever, don't you, Alison? Huh?

Alison: There's cameras all over this place. They'll see you running out.

Rick: No, I won't be running. And neither will you.

Alison: Help!

[Alison screaming]

Rick: You couldn't let us be happy, could you? Huh? You had to keep pushing and pushing. And Emily, too! [Muffled screams from Alison] I'm the best thing that's ever happened to your mother. Why couldn't you see that? You know, speaking of your mother, do you know where she is? Do you know if she's safe? Hmm? Do you want to keep her safe? All right. Now when I take my hand away, you're going to keep quiet. And you're gonna leave with me, do you understand? Do you understand?

Alison: What did you do to my mom?

Rick: Nothing yet. Are you ready? I said, are you ready? Now listen to me, one peep out of you -- one peep and your mother is next.

Alison: I'm ready.

Rick: Let's go. Come on. Out.

Susan: I'm sure he'll respond to the increased dosage. But if there's any change, call my service. They can page me. I will. Thank you, Melissa. [Doorbell rings] I'll call you back tomorrow. Bye. Coming! Hi!

Emily: Hi.

Susan: What a wonderful surprise. Hey, baby. But, you know, I was about to leave.

Emily: Wait, wait, wait. What do you mean "surprise"? Remember I asked you to baby-sit Daniel for me? I have my annual checkup, mom.

[Susan gasps]

Susan: I completely forgot. Can you reschedule?

Emily: Do you have any idea how hard it was for me to get this appointment?

Susan: Oh, honey, I'm so sorry, but I'm running late.

Emily: We should have called to remind her. What were we thinking?

Susan: Can you find another sitter?

Emily: In the next ten minutes, mom?

Susan: Oh, can we track down Alison?

Emily: Yeah, if her phone's on.

Susan: Oh, baby, I'm so sorry. But I -- I got to go.

Emily: Daniel, why don't you go up into the kitchen and grab a cookie? I'm sure grandma's got lots of cookies for you, right?

Susan: Honey, you know where they are, in the teddy bear jar.

Emily: Go ahead. Go get me one, too.

Daniel: Okay.

Emily: Thanks. So what's going on? Are you taking a trip?

Susan: Just overnight.

Emily: With Rick?

Susan: Yes, with Rick. Don't start with me.

Emily: All right, wait, wait, wait. I don't want to fight here, okay? I don't want to make a scene. But you have got to promise me you will not go anywhere -- anywhere -- with Rick.

Margo: I'm sorry, Chris, I was --

Chris: Not -- not now, Margo.

Margo: Oh, whoa, what's wrong?

Chris: Look, I can't get a hold of Alison.

Margo: Aren't there rules about using a cell phone in a hospital?

Chris: It's an emergency, okay? I just had her on the phone. I heard her voice and now nothing.

Margo: Well, maybe she just lost the signal.

Chris: Look, no, something's wrong.

Margo: Will you slow down and tell me what's going on?

Chris: Wait -- I have a message.

Margo: Wait, what are you not telling me?

Chris: All right, Alison and I had a plan. It's her. She's at the bank.

Margo: What is she doing at the bank?

Chris: Alison and I had a plan to get evidence against Rick Decker. Okay? She got into his safety deposit box. There's all kinds of things in there. Margo, if Decker found her --

Margo: All right, let's go. We'll drive. Come on.

Rosanna: Oh, darling, I was just showing Ms. Easton some pictures from our camping trip.

[Craig laughs]

Ms. Easton: Your daughter is lovely.

Craig: Thank you, thank you. Family time is -- is special to all of us.

Rosanna: Come on, there must be an appeal process of some sort.

Ms. Easton: I'm afraid not. It's totally discretionary.

Rosanna: Well, I can't believe that you would dismiss us as parents based on something that happened 20 years ago. I mean, certainly we could give you some letters of recommendation from family and friends? His ex-wife, I'm sure, would be happy to write a letter to attest to how wonderful a parent he is.

Craig: I think we're making Ms. Easton uncomfortable.

Ms. Easton: Not at all. Usually we welcome input from family and friends, but -- but in this case, even the last few months are problematic.

Rosanna: How so?

Ms. Easton: According to my notes, charges were brought against your husband for plagiarizing designs from his former wife, who also claimed he was responsible for kidnapping her. He was also charged in her attempted murder several years ago.

Rosanna: He was exonerated.

Ms. Easton: Of course, but -- without that former felony it might be a different story. But there is a pattern of behavior here we can't ignore. I have the luxury of sitting back with an objective eye.

Rosanna: I'm sorry. What are you saying? Are you saying that I don't see my -- my husband for who he is?

Ms. Easton: Ms. Cabot, the considerations of stability and morality are essentials in the adoption process.

Craig: Yes, but using ancient history to deny us a chance at adoption is ridiculous.

Ms. Easton: I am sorry you see it that way.

Craig: Well, if you knew you were going to turn us down, why did you bother to drop by?

Ms. Easton: Because I felt I owed Ms. Cabot the courtesy of an interview.

Rosanna: Well, there's nothing courteous about this interview, especially since my foundation has been such a supporter of your agency.

Ms. Easton: And we appreciate your generosity. But our reputation and the welfare of our children are not for sale. I believe you are the sort of person who understands this, Ms. Cabot. Which is why we would approve any adoption you would consider as a single parent.

Rosanna: But we are prepared to give a child a mother and a father -- a wonderful father. Are you suggesting that I divorce my husband so that I can adopt alone?

Ms. Easton: Of course not. But my job is to minimize any risk to our children.

Rosanna: But my husband is not a risk. And I'm sorry, if you -- if my husband isn't good enough for your agency, then your agency isn't good enough for us. Good day, Ms. Easton. I believe you know your own way out. Can you believe that woman?! Dismissing us as parents on the basis of something that happened 20 years ago?

Craig: It wasn't us. It was me.

Rosanna: I cannot believe another agency would be this inflexible!

Craig: Well, it's gonna happen no matter where we go. It's -- it's my public record.

Rosanna: Well, I don't care about public record.

Craig: Yeah, but these people do. You can't argue with them. It's their rules, their -- their opinions.

Rosanna: Well, it's stupid rules, and its stupid opinions.

Craig: But so what? We're gonna live happily ever after anyway, right? We share Lucy and Parker and Sage.

Rosanna: It's not the same. It's not the same.

Craig: Well, what? What do you want me to do? You want me to cheat the system?

Rosanna: Why not? I mean, you kidnapped Barbara to make Carly's dream come true. You -- you put in with Dusty in order to get your own business off the ground. What, you're gonna just stand by and watch while my dream goes slipping through my fingers? Oh, darling, if you don't want to adopt, don't play me for a fool, just say so.

Katie: Mike, you were right. It was a stupid plan. I will listen to you next time, I promise, but please, just wake up. Please, come on. You're really starting to freak me out. Mike, come on. I know I got us into this, but I can't do this alone. Please, just please, wake up. Come on. Come on. Mike?

Mike: Hey.

Katie: Hey. Hey, thank God. Are you okay? How's your head?

Mike: What happened? Are you all right?

Katie: Yeah.

Mike: What did he do to you?

Katie: No, no, I'm fine, Mike. I'm fine. No, no, please. No, stop.

Mike: Mordecai!

Katie: Stop, Mike, please!

Mike: Mordecai, you --

Katie: He didn't hurt me! He didn't hurt me! Please, stop. He didn't hurt me.

Mike: He didn't hurt you? You swear? Katie, I'm sorry.

Katie: It's not your fault.

Mike: Look, what happened? He did hurt you. Your wrists are bruised.

Katie: No, it's okay. No, it's okay. I'm fine. I'm fine.

Mike: Katie, look -- you can tell me. All right, it's over now.

Katie: He didn't rape me.

Mike: Thank God.

Katie: But he did make it perfectly clear that he can come down here anytime he wants and do whatever he wants.

Mike: No, you know what?

Katie: But he only took the necklace. That's all he wanted.

Mike: Look, Katie, I will not let him touch you again, I promise.

Katie: I should have listened to you.

Mike: No, you were right. You were right. You were right. We had to try.

Katie: Yeah, but you could have gotten killed, Mike.

Mike: Well, lucky for me, I got a hard head.

Katie: I was so scared you weren't gonna wake up.

Mike: Look, we'll -- we'll get out of here. All right? I don't know how, but we will.

Katie: What's wrong?

Mike: Nothing. It's just nothing a little fistful of aspirin won't cure.

Katie: Okay, come on, sit down.

Mike: No, no, it's fine, really.

Katie: No, you need to sit down.

Mike: It's just -- oh. All right, just a little double vision. It'll pass. At least I'm seeing two of you.

Susan: I don't need your permission to spend time with my husband.

Emily: Mom, it's just not the right time.

Susan: When is the right time?

Emily: When we have some answers.

Susan: I thought you and Hal had all the answers. I thought you'd tried and convicted Rick, that you'd made up your minds. Well, I've made up mine. He needs me.

Emily: Could you at least tell me where you're going with him?

Susan: Why? So -- so you and Hal can follow us?

Emily: How long are you gonna be gone? Huh?

Susan: I don't know.

Emily: What do you mean you don't know? You can't just disappear with Rick, Mom.

Susan: Honey, I'm not disappearing. I'll phone you as soon as I get there, I promise. I just need to spend some time alone with my husband. Come on, Emily. You're acting like you're Daniel's age. I'm fighting here to keep my marriage together under the most incredible pressure you could imagine.

Emily: The man has lied to you over and over again, Mom.

Susan: Yes, as a matter of fact, he has.

Emily: And you're still gonna go away with him?

Susan: Honey, I understand why he lied. And it's -- it's perfectly innocent, and it's very private. He would never harm anybody.

Emily: Okay. All right, just hang on. All right, I know you're gonna go, okay? And there's nothing I can do to stop you. But can you just do me the favor and watch Daniel? An hour tops. I cannot take him to this doctor, Mom.

Susan: I know what you're doing. I have put you and your sister first my whole life. But this one time, I'm putting my husband first. Now get on the phone, find another sitter. Rick is waiting for me. I want to be there for him.

Margo: Ms. Havelock, Dr. Decker is suspected of first-degree murder.

Ms. Havelock: I -- I don't believe it. He seemed like such a wonderful man.

Margo: And now obviously kidnapping.

Chris: Look, it's not doing any good, okay? Alison's not gonna call back.

Ms. Havelock: I had no idea. Please, use my office. I'll tell my manager to keep everyone here till they've been questioned. I'm so sorry, detective. We'll cooperate any way we can.

Margo: That's great. Thank you. Hal, its Margo. Decker has got Alison, so put out an APB on both of them, alert all units in the area to be on the lookout for his car and put out photos on the wire, and I'll cover it from my end here.

Chris: Look, what good is any of that gonna do, Margo? Huh? If Decker follows his usual M.O., It's already too late.

Alison: Where's my mom?! What did you do to her?!

Rick: She's gonna be fine. In fact, I've scheduled a little romantic getaway this afternoon.

Alison: You hurt her -- ow!

Rick: I'm gonna take good care of her. She's probably wondering where I am. I'm sure she's worried sick. But then some things just can't be helped, huh?

Alison: Where are you taking her?

Rick: It's a notch above this place, that's for sure.

Alison: Are you gonna kill me?

Rick: You know, that's funny. You're the first -- first person who's ever asked. Normally, I hate to lose the element of surprise. It -- I mean, it really does take the fun out of things.

Rosanna: I don't want to do this alone. I want to have a child with the man that I love. I need you.

Alison: Please, Rick, you don't have to kill me.

Rick: That's what I do.

Craig: You're angry at me because I won't engage in the kind of activity that got us shot down by the agency in the first place?

Rosanna: I'm angry at you for not even trying.

Craig: My wheels are turning. They're always turning.

Rosanna: Oh, really?

Craig: I just didn't want to tip my hand in front of the woman.

Rosanna: Oh. Well, then let's hear it. What's your big plan for getting around the system?

Craig: Well, I'm not sure. Quality takes time.

Rosanna: Oh, yes. Well, I'm sure your plan to get Barbara Ryan was hatched over a quick martini.

Craig: Yeah, but that was easy. This is -- this is important.

Rosanna: Oh, don't patronize me.

Craig: I am not patronizing you.

Rosanna: That bit about sharing Carly's kids and Lucy -- was that the best you could do?

Craig: We do share them.

Rosanna: Why did you even agree to sit through the interview?

Craig: Because I love you.

Rosanna: But not enough to have children with me.

Craig: We -- we don't need a child to make our life complete. It is.

Rosanna: Now that is -- it's just an excuse. You are -- you are relieved. I can tell.

Craig: Well, I'm not your bestest friend Paul, who just has to try to impress you with his -- his -- his sensitivity.

Rosanna: What does Paul have to do with any of this?

Craig: Wasn't it Paul's soft shoulder I saw you embracing at the Lakeview?

Rosanna: You're upset because you saw Paul holding me?

Craig: No, I am upset because I saw you holding him. And how'd you find out anyway?

Rosanna: Dusty told me.

Craig: Oh, okay.

Rosanna: And that was a brotherly hug. I was upset. I was emotional. And he just happened to be there.

Craig: Oh, sure.

Rosanna: Look, this is ridiculous. I don't love Paul. I love you. Yours is the only shoulder I need.

Craig: As long as I -- I say what you want me to say.

Rosanna: No, that's -- no. Not always.

Craig: All right, well, this idea about adoption went from idea to obsession at lightning speed.

Rosanna: I'm sorry. As soon as I admitted to how much I wanted to have a child, I -- the idea of that baby became as real to me as Lucy is to you. And now, not being a mother is sort of terrifying.

Craig: Why?

Rosanna: You wouldn't understand.

Craig: I am trying.

Rosanna: Do you know how your kids make you feel, like -- that life is about something more than money and profits, market shares?

Craig: Well, yes, no comparison.

Rosanna: Well, I'm a little afraid of not being able to have a full and complete life.

Craig: But we have one. Anyway, didn't I promise you adventure? Romance? Spontaneity? Huh?

Rosanna: Kids are spontaneous.

Craig: Yeah, but not the kind I had in mind.

[Rosanna sighs]

Rosanna: Look, I've seen you with Parker. You have this fantastic ability to get down with children on their level. And I know you don't want a child right now as much as I do, but once you hold that baby in your arms, I know you're gonna change your mind. And then we will be a family. We'll be like a real one.

Craig: Yeah, but if -- if my police record keeps us from adopting, then you will resent me, especially since you know how easy it is gonna be for you to adopt as a single parent.

Rosanna: But I don't want to adopt as a single parent. I don't want to do this alone. I need you. I need you to be there with me. You know? 2:00 feedings and their first shots. And I need you to be the strong and rational one while I freak out about whether the child is sucking on its toes too long or -- I don't want to do this alone. I want to have a child with the man that I love. And to do it by myself would be like living half a dream. I need you. I need you. I need you.

Craig: Yeah, you know what I like, don't you?

Rosanna: I think I do.

Craig: Tactical move?

Rosanna: Maybe.

Craig: To win me over?

Rosanna: Gentle persuasion, huh?

Craig: You know -- there's one thing about being baby free.

Rosanna: What's that? Long afternoons?

Craig: Without interruption.

Rosanna: Mm. Come on. I crave those interruptions.

Craig: Yeah, well, okay, sure, sure. Sure, but in the meantime, the in-between time --

Rosanna: You're reading my mind. Come on. Let's enjoy the free time while we have the time.

[Rosanna laughing]

Katie: What do you think?

Mike: There's no way I can work these hinges off.

Katie: I thought you were going to break it down before.

Mike: You know what? If he would've hurt you -- Katie, I will not let anything happen to you, I promise.

Katie: I know. You keep acting like it's your fault, and you're the one who really got hurt. I just wish --

Mike: You had your necklace? Was it special?

Katie: Yeah. To me. And to Simon. I was wearing it when we were in a situation frighteningly familiar to the one you and I are in right now.

Mike: You get held captive often?

Katie: Yeah, well, more than the average person it seems. We were on Malta in the basement of an old opera house.

Mike: Sounds familiar so far.

Katie: And Simon wanted to use my cross to pick the lock, but we both had our hands tied behind our backs, so he had to try and get it. And it was --

Mike: Yeah, yeah, yeah. I got the picture.

Katie: I wore it for good luck. He would be expecting me to wear it. Now Mordecai's gonna go show it to him. He's gonna freak out and try to find me, and they're gonna kill him!

Mike: Simon's too smart to fall into a trap like that.

Katie: Yeah, but what if he does? If something happens to him, it's gonna be my fault.

Mike: No way, Katie. That necklace gives Simon all the reason in the world to be careful and play it safe. All right?

Katie: I just -- wait, shh. I hear a man's voice. Do you hear that?

Mike: Barely.

Katie: It's Mordecai. He's talking to someone.

Mike: I don't hear anybody else.

Katie: Maybe he's on the phone. Oh, God. I just wish we could listen in.

Mike: Maybe we can.

Hal: All right, according to the time stamp on the tape, Decker left here less than an hour ago.

Chris: Did you see Alison?

Hal: Yes. She was walking right beside him, no struggle.

Margo: Well, then he must have had a weapon.

Hal: Well, we only got a view from one angle. Now we've got an APB out. If his car surfaces, there isn't a deputy or a sheriff within three counties who's not on the lookout.

Margo: Hal, have you told Emily?

Hal: Not yet. She was headed over to Susan's. I've got a lookout watching the house on the off chance that Decker shows up there. Now, Chris, you just -- just sit tight, maybe Alison will call.

Chris: Look, she can't call, Hal, not if he's got her.

Hal: Nobody knows what happened once they left this bank. Now I've got choppers in the air, and I've got a ground search going. If she got away, we'll find her.

Chris: And if she didn't?

Hal: I'm not even gonna go there.

Margo: You know what? We're both still gonna be here, 'cause Matthew just started the interviews.

Hal: Okay. I'll head over to Susan's after I check in with the search team. If you hear from Alison, you let me know right away.

Chris: Decker killed his other victims without even blinking. I mean, why wouldn't he do the same with Alison?

Margo: Because -- because he has been spotted with Alison. Because he is on videotape. There are witnesses with him being with the victim at a very specific time. Because now he has to plan an escape. Now he cannot leave a trail. Now, for the first time, he has to think beyond the kill. That is what buys Alison time.

Chris: I hope you're right. I hope you're right, Margo, because there is so much that I need to make up to her. I mean, I've been treating her like a kid.

Margo: Yeah, but, Chris, she is a kid.

Chris: Yeah. But she was trying to protect her mom and my dad, too. I mean, I should have known that she'd go off on her own to try to outsmart Decker.

Margo: Well, exactly. Anybody who can bluff their way into a safe deposit box is a very smart kid.

Chris: Do you really believe that?

Margo: I do. I think with Alison anything's possible.

Rick: You know, I found this place by accident a couple of months ago.

Alison: They're expecting me at the hospital.

Rick: Lucky for me that you're not employee of the month at Oakdale.

Alison: Please, Rick, you don't have to kill me.

Rick: That's what I do.

Alison: No, but, Rick, I wouldn't even tell anyone, I swear. I -- I could leave town. I'll go to college. I'll go anywhere. I'll just be completely out of your life.

Rick: Do you expect me to believe this conversion? I mean, come on, Alison, I expect better from you.

Alison: Hal will be looking for me.

Rick: Yes, he'll eventually find you. Someone will. I mean, they found everyone else, in a peaceful state, free from all the problems of the world.

Margo: You know, Chris, why don't I drive you back to my house? And we'll wait for Alison's call there, huh?

[Phone ringing]

Chris: It's her.

Margo: Okay, answer. But do not talk. Do you have a speakerphone?

Chris: Yeah.

Margo: Put it on.

Alison: They've got you on tape leaving the bank.

Rick: Just because I'm the last person seen with you alive, that's not proof that I'm the reason you're found dead.

Alison: Chris Hughes knows that you're the killer.

Rick: Ohh, Chris Hughes. I put his father in a coma while he practically watched me stick him with the needle.

Alison: Everyone knows you're the murderer.

Rick: Why? Because Bob blinked his eyes a couple of times? You think that's going to stand up in court?

Alison: It'll wreck my mom if you kill me.

Rick: Well, Susan has me to console her.

Alison: Well, not if you're in jail. She'll be all alone, then she'll start drinking again.

Rick: Do you -- do you really -- really care about your mother? Huh? To you, she's just an afterthought, a joke.

Alison: This'll kill my mom.

Rick: No, it's going to kill you, Alison.

Alison: Well, let me at least just -- just talk to her one more time. I -- I have to say I'm sorry for all the things that I've done to her.

Rick: No, no. I'm afraid that Susan's going to have to be left with memories.

Alison: But no one will find me in this broken-down shack.

Rick: Relax, hunting season's around the corner.

Alison: I don't want to rot away in the middle of nowhere.

Rick: Dammit, it's broken.

Alison: I want Chris Hughes to know how much I love him.

Rick: Sorry, too late.

Alison: Well, at least I feel close to him here. He and his buddies used to come down here, to these woods, and they would sneak off to the Snyder pond. And Emma would pretend to not even know.

Chris: That's it. I know where they are. Let's go!

Rick: What have you got there?

Alison: Nothing. Nothing. No, Chris, we're east of the pond! Chris! No!

[Alison screams]

Rick: You did this, Alison. That's the last stunt you're gonna pull with me. All right? You're as good as dead!

Katie: What are all these wires?

Mike: Phone lines. Most of them are probably dead, but he has to have one line that's going out.

Katie: Which one?

Mike: Well -- let's find out.

Katie: Well, even if we find out, how are we gonna listen to it?

Mike: You just tap in, just like the repair guys do.

Katie: Do you think he's talking to Simon?

Mike: There's only one way to know for sure. You know what? We need -- we need something we can use as a tool. Look over at some of that junk over there, see if you see anything.

Katie: I don't even know what I'm looking for.

Mike: I'll tell you when you find it.

Katie: Mike, this is so good. If we can listen to Mordecai's phone calls, we can figure out his plan, and we can warn Simon. It's perfect.

Mike: It's nice to see that smile back.

Katie: You really think we can stop him?

Mike: Not by just standing around. Keep looking, find something I can splice this wire with.

Rosanna: Now that's my idea of a siesta.

Craig: Exactly.

Rosanna: Have you recovered from the evil Ms. Easton?

Craig: Oh, I'm stunted for life. Don't get too used to this. Kids hate the idea of their parents having a life, let alone a love life.

Rosanna: Oh, stop. That's not true.

Craig: What? You didn't cringe at the thought of your parents having sex?

Rosanna: Oh, God, don't be disgusting.

Craig: We'll be making love at 3:00 in the morning with the TV on.

Rosanna: Not for years.

Craig: Chocolate stains on the carpets, crayons on the walls.

Rosanna: I can't wait. Can you?

Craig: Careful with your line there. Hold it still.

Nicholas: Okay, dad.

Craig: That's it. You're turning into a pretty good fisherman there, Bryant.

Nicholas: Dad, you called me Bryant.

Craig: Oh, I'm so sorry, Nicholas.

Nicholas: It's okay.

Craig: You know, maybe we better reel that in, see if you got anything left. Better call this a day. Nicholas? Nicholas, where are you? Nicholas? Nicholas?! Nicholas?! Nicholas?! Nicholas?! Nicholas?!

Rosanna: You all right?

Craig: Yeah, I'm fine.

Rosanna: You were a thousand miles away.

Craig: Just -- just lost in thoughts.

Rosanna: I was daydreaming about our child.

Craig: So was I.

Susan: Emily, I tried and tried to reach Rick, but he's not picking up, and I really have to leave.

Emily: Okay, can you just please, please tell me where you're going, Mom?

Susan: I've got to spend some time with my husband. Why don't you call Hal, do the same?

Emily: Mom, wait.

Rick: Well, it won't be long now. Don't worry, Alison, you won't mind being dead. I mean, this didn't have to happen. We could have been a family. The Deckers. You, me and Susan, even Emily and her brood. But you ruined it. You ruined everything. That's great. You just made it a heck of a lot easier for me, Alison. Of course, Susan's gonna be sad. But she'll have to understand that this was just an unavoidable tragic event, hmm? I mean, why did you do it? Why just couldn't -- why couldn't you leave me alone? You had to stick your nose in my business. And look what happened. I didn't kill you, Alison. You killed yourself! [Decker gives Alison an injection and leaves]

Rosanna: Are you leaving?

Craig: Well, I can't be cabana boy all day. I have some legal work to go over with Dusty.

Rosanna: Using the words "Dusty" and "legal" in the same sentence is a bit of a stretch, don't you think?

Craig: No.

Rosanna: Listen, you know, just a little idea that I had -- perhaps from now on that, you know, we could keep our noses and our records clean. Hmm? And that goes for your partner, as well.

Craig: Am I my partner's keeper?

Rosanna: I'm afraid you better be. Because if Mr. Dusty Donovan ruins our chances of adopting a child, I'll ruin him. See you later.

[Craig chuckles]

Craig: Still, Dusty may be more useful than I thought.

[Knocking at door]

Rick: Hello, darling.

Susan: Rick --

Rick: Oh, I'm so glad you're here. Come on in.

Susan: I've been calling and calling your cell phone.

Rick: Well, I turned it off. It was just creating more anxiety. So I did some deep breathing, and I guess I must have dozed off for a while.

Susan: Oh, you worked through the panic?

Rick: Yes, yes, it was a bad one. But, well, everything's gonna be all right now that you're here, huh? You know, I'm sorry. I -- I guess I could've picked a place a little more romantic, huh?

Susan: Oh, no, this is fine. It's fine. I just have to call the girls and let them know where I am. Emily is acting like a mother hen.

Rick: No, no, no. I don't want you to call anyone today. Today, I want you all to myself.

Emily: What's wrong?

Hal: Emily, where's your mother?

Emily: She just left.

Hal: Where was she going?

Emily: To meet Rick.

Hal: Where?

Emily: I don't know where. She wouldn't tell me. You're scaring me. What's going on?

Hal: Add Susan Stewart to that APB. Take another unit; follow all routes out to McNichol.

Emily: Wait a minute -- "add"? Who else are you looking for?

Hal: Emily, Bob identified Rick as the serial killer.

Emily: Oh, my God. Oh, my God. What's he gonna do with my mother?

Hal: Honey, there's more.

Emily: What?

Hal: There's more. Decker took Alison.

Emily: What? How? Where?

Hal: He kidnapped her from the bank.

Emily: What was she doing at the bank?

Hal: She was looking for evidence.

Emily: When? When?

Hal: About an hour ago. Emily, I have dozens of people out there looking for her. So far, we don't have any leads.

Emily: Oh, God, Ali. Not my Ali.

Margo: Oh, my God.

Chris: No, no. Wake up. Wake up. Wake up. Wake up. Wake up. Wake up. Wake up. Wake up. Please, God. Please, God. Please, don't -- no. No, Alison, wake up. Wake up, Alison.

Susan: What?

Marshall: If you cannot or will not force your daughter to stay out of my life, I'll do it for you.

Susan: You murdered my daughter, didn't you, you bastard? You bastard!

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