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As The World Turns Transcript Thursday 3/4/04

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Alison: I'm not letting him getting away with this. I'll testify.

Tom: I promise my office will do everything possible to protect you.

Chris: From what?

Tom: Alison has agreed to testify against Clark Watson.

Chris: But Ali, we talked about -- what did you tell her?

Tom: Alison is our last chance. Lucy Montgomery and the others have refused to face Clark in court.

Chris: You know what? I don't blame them.

Tom: Alison knows it's not going to be easy. She also knows that if she doesn't testify, a serial rapist is going to walk.

Chris: Look, that's not fair, Tom.

Alison: Chris --

Chris: Let's go home and talk about this, okay? There's too much pressure here.

Alison: No, let's do it now. This is my life, my decision. Can you please give us a minute, Tom? This is all your fault, you know.

Chris: Mine?

Alison: Well, it used to be whenever there was something that I didn't want to deal with; I would take the easy way out. But you changed me. And I want to prove to you, to everyone, that I'm trying to become someone that you can be proud of.

Faith: My dolly!

Holden: Not now, Faith. We need to get over to grandmaís.

Luke: I'll get it, Dad.

Holden: We're in a hurry, buddy!

Luke: Why do we even have to go to grandmas? Why can't we just stay home?

Holden: I'm sorry, okay? But it's just --

Luke: This is about Mom, now -- isn't it?

Holden: No. It's about me. I have some things that I need to do. That's why I'm taking you kids over to grandmaís.

[Doorbell rings]

Lucinda: Hi.

Holden: Lucinda. Listen, do me a favor, go upstairs and get Natalieís diaper bag, okay? And while you're up there, take your sister with you and get her dolly.

Lucinda: I've called everybody that I could possibly think of -- I called Dr. Michaels, I called the hospital, I called the -- very tactfully, the station. Nobody has -- they'll not admit, anyway, that they know anything about Lily.

Holden: Well, I was thinking that maybe she went over to Rose's place. She's been going there a lot lately --

Lucinda: I've called, I've --

Luke: We're ready.

Holden: Okay, great. Why don't you guys go out to the car, I'll be out in a minute. I've got to go get Natalie. Buckle them in for me?

Lucinda: Oh, darling, I think I can handle that. All right. Here we go!

[Phone rings]

Holden: Lily. Is that you?

Molly: No, I'm sorry to disappoint, but --

Holden: Molly -- I really don't have time right now.

Molly: No, Holden -- don't hang up. It's actually Lily that I'm calling about.

Holden: You've seen her?

Molly: Yeah. And frankly, Holden, I'm worried.

Dusty: You're making me a little nervous. Here. Take the edge off. Okay, okay, it's okay. So -- what's goin' on, you all right?

Lily: I can handle missing her. I can do that. I can handle waking up every morning knowing that she's dead. I can do that. I just can't handle this --

Dusty: This what?

Lily: It's an amputation. It's my sister, my twin sister. I had such a connection with her. I feel so isolated. I feel like -- from my family, my children -- I don't know how to live like this.

Dusty: Well, you gotta figure it out. You know? I mean, your husband and your mother, they're tip-toeing around, probably afraid to set you off -- but somebody really needs to clue you in.

Lily: Excuse me, are you attacking me?

Dusty: No, I'm not attacking you. I'm just telling you, if Rose were here, she would tell you to stop feeling so damn sorry for yourself.

Barbara: He's ambitious. I like that. It means he's going to work hard --

Jennifer: Mother, he's snowing you. And if you'd stop listening to the flattery long enough to think about what we really need, you'd see that hiring him is the beginning of the end.

Barbara: Jennifer? I have to apologize for my daughter --

Jordan: No. No you donít. It must be strange to have your family business invaded by an outsider.

Jennifer: You know what? I don't need your permission to disapprove of you.

Barbara: That was quite rude, darling.

Jennifer: I'm being rude? Mother -- you're the one who went off and hired someone without even consulting me or Paul. I thought we were supposed to be a team here.

Jordan: If I might say something, I --

Jennifer: You know what? You can say whatever you want. Because I'm not going to stick around to hear it.

Paul: What's wrong?

Jennifer: You're never going to believe what happened. Our mother, former head cheerleader for family control of B.R.O., has hired someone that she is now calling her "right-hand man."

Paul: Really? Who?

Jennifer: His name is Jordan Sinclair. And if you're going to ask his qualifications, don' bother, because I don't know, and I don't care. Although, he is an expert at kissing up, I can tell you that much. You can't sit. You have to go over to the office right now.

Paul: And do what?

Jennifer: Have Mom throw this guy out on his keister!

Chris: Is that why you're testifying? To make me proud?

Alison: Not just you. Your Mom and Dad, too.

Chris: Look, I'm already there, Ali. And my parents --

Alison: Are dying that I'm even your girlfriend. If I testify against Clark, then they'll see that I don't try to run away from my responsibilities anymore.

Chris: Forget your responsibilities, just this one last time. All right? Clark Watsonís father is one of the most powerful man in the state. And whoever he hires to defend his psycho son? Is going to go after you like a shark at feeding time.

Alison: Well, Tom is a good lawyer, too. And he'll protect me.

Chris: Tom can only do so much, Ali.

Alison: Whatever they dish out -- I can take it. Okay?

Chris: You know what? Say that again when you're up there on the witness stand and the guy starts questioning you about your jail time. Or about being a pregnant teenager who lied about the father of her baby. All right? He's going to attack your credibility from the get-go, Ali, and it's not going to be pretty.

Alison: Tell me something, Chris. What is the real reason you don't want me to testify?

Chris: What do you mean?

Alison: Is it because you're afraid I'll get hurt -- or are you're a little bit ashamed of me yourself?

Lucinda: Molly! Where is she?

Holden: Did Lily say where she was going?

Molly: Uh, have a seat, I'll get you a drink, okay?

Lucinda: Hey. This is not a social call.

Holden: Molly, just tell us what you know.

Lucinda: Thank you.

Molly: Okay. All right. Lily came by to see me. And she wanted to speak to me confidentially.

Lily: What I'm about to ask you, you cannot tell anybody. Not my Mother, not Holden, no one.

Molly: Lily, you're scaring me. Is everything okay? Are the kids okay?

Lily: Yes -- I just need a favor. I need you to tell me where Dusty is.

Molly: So I gave her Dustyís address. And now I'm going to give it to you.

Holden: He's staying at a hotel in Chicago?

Molly: Last we heard. But that's a few weeks old.

Lucinda: Would you explain something to me, please? Holden says you are personally worried about Lily. Why?

Molly: Well, she was visibly shaking. And she had this look in her eyes, she was -- she was desperate. I felt that way after I lost Jake.

Lucinda: I remember that. Okay, Fenwick can drive us to Chicago --

Holden: No, I'm driving.

Lucinda: No, you're not going to drive.

Holden: I am driving!

Lucinda: You're too distracted. Fenwick will.

Holden: I don't get it. Why would she want to go see Dusty?

Molly: Are you really surprised, Holden? You're the one that pushed her in his direction. With all that talk about starting that foundation.

Dusty: You know, when your sister wanted something, she totally went for it, you know? She was fearless. You ought to learn from that.

Lily: What I want -- is for Rose not to be dead. And there is nothing I can do about that.

Dusty: Your sister was very much alive. She had a big heart, she changed people's lives. She's gone. And you can fight now to keep her memory alive, but more importantly, you gotta fight so you don't get swallowed up in sadness, you understand?

Lily: I've tried. I've tried so hard, and I canít.

Dusty: Why?

Lily: Because I'm not her. I'm not Rose. When she wanted something, she was a fighter. She went after it. She didn't care what anybody thought about her. I live my life testing the wind.

Dusty: Hey, let me tell you something. Turn around. When I first saw you -- look at me -- when I first met you, you had the same drive your sister had. You gotta take that part of her right now.

Lily: No, it's too late.

Dusty: Why?

Lily: Because. I've changed. A few years back, after Luke was kidnapped, I bought a security system. State of the art. I watched the kids every second of the day, terrified. Terrified. I tried to control every situation, even Rose's situation, but I didn't really look out for her.

Dusty: That wasn't your job.

Lily: Then whose was it?

Dusty: Whose was it? I don't know. If anybody's, it was mine, and I failed at it.

Lily: You -- no, you tried to keep her away from that family.

Dusty: Who cares? It's over. It's done. She's gone. You hear me? And I'm not gonna spend my days feeling sorry for myself. I can't afford it. And neither can you.

Lily: I'm tired. I'm so tired. But I can't sleep. I don't know why I'm here.

Dusty: You don't know why you're here? You don't know why you're here? Why don't you take a look at your kids. They'll tell you why you're here.

Lily: I know. I've tried. I've tried to be the mother. I've tried to be the wife. I've trying to tell you that this is not working.

Dusty: Listen, while you're home, curled up on your couch, listening to some clip in your head from some film that no one else sees, you better remember that your sister is gone, but you are not. So you better stop wandering around like a ghost.

Lily: You don't understand.

Dusty: I do. And stop telling me I don't understand.

Lily: Ever since she died, something inside of me is broken.

Dusty: If you think that I can fix it for you, think again. I'm not in that business anymore.

Barbara: I don't know what got into my daughter.

Jordan: Well, most people feel threatened when the CEO makes a new hire. It'll blow over.

Barbara: You think so?

Jordan: Of course.

Barbara: I just wish I'd had a chance to prepare her, that's all. I mean, walking in and finding you. I know it might seem like a small thing to you, but my family has had a lot of unwelcome surprises the last couple of years.

Jordan: Yes, I've read about some of them. By the way, when I mentioned your youngest son earlier -- I didn't have a chance to express my condolences.

Barbara: It's all right. We're doing this for him, you know. Paul and Jennifer and I, working together. We were estranged for a while. And Will paid the price. And that's why it's so important to me that we create an atmosphere of trust here.

Jordan: Well, if there's anything I can do to help, I will do it.

[Barbara laughing]

Barbara: I hope you feel that way after you've worked for me for a while. Under pressure, I can be quite demanding.

Jordan: That comes with the territory. Good CEOs are born, they're not made. It's not about being nice, it's about being right.

Barbara: And I am very passionate about this company. And that's why I have to make sure that I can keep that passion in check and not jeopardize my relationship with my family. And that's where you come in.

Jordan: I'm not sure I'm following --

Barbara: I want you to be my buffer. Between me and Paul. Track any changes that he's making in the company, and, discreetly, report them to me.

Jordan: That almost sounds like you want me to spy on him.

Barbara: No, no, not spy. Just keep your eyes and your ears open. Paul doesn't like me watching over his shoulder, and sometimes, he forgets to tell me things.

Jordan: And he's gonna tell me what he wouldn't tell you.

Barbara: If you ask the right questions.

Jordan: Well, suppose his reaction to me is like your daughter's?

Barbara: Oh, come on, Jordan, she'll get over it. You said so yourself.

Jordan: Yeah, that's before you told me how complicated things are here. Ms. Ryan, if my working at B.R.O. is going to cause problems between you and your children, show me the door. I'll chalk it up to the best 15 minutes of employment I ever had.

Paul: I can't just storm over to B.R.O. And insist that mother fire somebody.

Jennifer: Why not? Paul, she's ridiculously desperate for your approval.

Paul: Well, that may be, but she doesn't trust me. I mean, nowadays, she's trying. Points for trying, but she's just not quite there yet.

Jennifer: Are you talking about what happened with Craig? No, she feels terrible about that. She should never have listened to him, and she knows that.

Paul: You weren't there, Jennifer. It was brutal. She was convinced that I was plotting against her.

Jennifer: Maybe for a few minutes, you know, but she realizes that she was wrong, and she apologized.

Paul: Yeah, she apologized. And then she went out and bought herself an ally.

Jennifer: No, Paul. We are her allies. This Jordan guy, his only allegiance is to himself. He wears ambition like a cheap cologne.

Paul: Yeah. He should fit into our little family business. The climate's perfect for a spy.

Jennifer: Paul, what are you saying? That mom hired this guy to keep an eye on us? That's insane.

Paul: No, that's Mother.

Jennifer: Listen, I know that she can be paranoid sometimes or do some crazy things, but she would never hire a guy to keep his eye out on us and report to her.

Paul: Not us. Just me.

Jennifer: Okay, then, Paul, then if you truly believe that, you definitely have to do something! You have to stop her.

Paul: Stop her? How am I gonna -- she's the B.R. of B.R.O. She's the CEO, what am I gonna do to stop her?

Jennifer: I don't know. I don't know, Paul, but you have to remember, okay, the whole reason we started this company -- it's not just about business. It's about a way to show our little brother that we can be a working family again.

Paul: Okay. Then I guess I gotta go try and win one for Will.

Jennifer: By doing what, exactly?

Paul: What it is that I do best.

Barbara: Jordan, absolutely not. I will not accept your resignation.

Jordan: I am not gonna be the cause of any trouble between you and your kids. That's --

Barbara: You know what? This is a family business, and sometimes in family businesses, there are arguments. But we Ryanís -- we always pull through. Always.

Jordan: Okay, still, if your son feels the same way that Jennifer does --

Barbara: Let me tell you something, all right? I love my children dearly, but sometimes they forget who's in charge here.

Paul: Hello.

Barbara: Paul!

Paul: Jordan Sinclair?

Jordan: That's right.

Paul: Hi, I'm Paul Ryan. Welcome to B.R.O.

Jordan: Thank you. Thank you, Mr. Ryan.

Paul: Oh, no, please. If we're gonna work together, call me Paul. B.R.O. is a very, very successful company, I'm sure you know that. We're always looking for ways to make it more successful, so I look forward to hearing all of your ideas.

Alison: Chris, its okay. I don't blame you for not wanting my past to come up in the trial.

Chris: Look, Alison, it's not because it embarrasses me, okay? It's because I don't want some lawyer beating up on you.

Alison: Yes, but I'm willing to go through that to put Clark in jail, so why aren't you proud of me?

Chris: I am proud of you, Ali. I love you, which is why I don't want you to do this.

Tom: Hey, sorry to interrupt. I've got a court date set for Clarkís hearing.

Emily: It's tomorrow, sweetie.

Alison: But that's so soon.

Tom: You've got the D.A.'s office behind you. We'll give you any kind of coaching you may need to get you ready.

Chris: Ali, no. This is happening too fast.

Tom: Alison, I need to know.

Alison: Yes.

Emily: Honey, you are absolutely doing the right thing. I'm so proud of you.

Tom: I have got a lot of work to do to be ready for tomorrow. I'll call you later.

Chris: So your mind's made up?

Alison: Yeah.

Chris: No matter what I say, you're just going to go ahead?

Emily: What is wrong with you? Why aren't you supporting her, Chris?

Chris: This is between me and Alison.

Emily: Right.

Chris: Ali, I thought we agreed to do things differently from now on. That we were gonna talk about all our major decisions.

Alison: We did.

Chris: And?

Alison: This is still my life, and if talking with you means letting you think for me, we have a problem.

Holden: I am not worried about lily being with Dusty. I am more concerned about her state of mind.

Molly: So, the fact that Dusty inherited $2.5 million from Rose's life insurance policy isn't a problem for you?

Holden: Why should it be?

Molly: Holden, put it this way. Dusty offered me that money to buy me out of Metro, when I declined, he suddenly got philanthropic, okay? So that makes me think the foundation thing's a little suspect.

Holden: Molly, Molly, would you just get to the point, please?

Molly: He had no desire to start some foundation for Rose until Lily got interested. So that makes me wonder -- you know what? Forget it, Holden, you don't need to hear this.

Holden: No, no. You know what? I do need to hear it. Tell me, what is it that you're wondering?

Molly: Whether this foundation thing is about holding onto Rose or getting closer to Lily.

Lily: I shouldn't have come here. I'm sorry I bothered you.

Dusty: Yeah. 'Course not. I don't want to interrupt your pity party.

Lily: Why are you so mean?

Dusty: Mean? Me mean? I'm not mean. It's fate. And you know what really get me? I'm the only one trying to get even around here.

Lily: What are you talking about? You're hiding in a hotel room.

Dusty: Oh, yeah? Is that all I've been doing? I've been starting a foundation. Do you remember that? The Rose foundation? That thing to keep your sister's memory alive? That's what I've been doing. I haven't just been talking. I've actually been making things happen around here, you know?

Lily: You've started the Rose foundation?

Dusty: Yeah, yeah. I've done some things. Yes.

Lily: Like what?

Dusty: Like what? Like I found a lawyer to draw up these papers. Like I found an accountant to show me how this charity stuff operates. And I rented an office space here in Chicago.

Lily: You did all that?

Dusty: I don't know if you realize this or not -- people from all over the world are gonna know the name Rose D'Angelo. That's a piece of immortality, right?

Lily: I'm impressed.

Dusty: Whatever. If you want to help me out, that's great. If not, you can go. I am in the business of keeping your sister's memory alive.

Jordan: Paul, I can't tell you how excited I am to be working here.

Paul: Well, you picked a great time to join up with B.R.O. We're at a pivotal moment in our history right now, and I'm sure you realize that that could mean a lot of opportunity.

Jennifer: Oh, yeah, especially if you're an opportunist.

Barbara: Jennifer? What are you doing standing out there, honey?

Jennifer: Sorry, Mom, I guess I just didn't want to intrude on the inner circle.

Barbara: What are you talking about?

Paul: Oh, come on, Jen. You're as much a part of the company as I am. Jordan, I have a document here that'll serve as an overview for how we do things here at B.R.O., and, naturally, if anything changes in the day-to-day basis about operations, I'll be sure to bring you up to speed.

Barbara: Honey?

Paul: Yeah?

Barbara: There's no need for that.

Paul: Don't be silly, Mother, I know that's why you hired Jordan. To make sure that you're aware of any decisions that I make.

Barbara: No. I only hired Jordan because you already had so many responsibilities to take care of.

Paul: So many, in fact, that sometimes things occasionally slip my mind. And we don't want that, do we?

Jordan: Right, I'll get through this reading material tonight.

Paul: Oh good, pop quiz tomorrow.

Jordan: I'll be ready. Ms. Ryan? Thank you once again for this incredible opportunity. This has certainly been a red-letter day. And, of course, I'm thrilled to be on your team. Maybe we can do lunch sometime.

Jennifer: What is wrong with the two of you? Whatever happened to all for one and one for all?

Barbara: Jennifer!

Paul: Give her some time. She's just -- she's probably just afraid that you're going to give some of her responsibilities to Jordan.

Barbara: That is not why I hired him.

Paul: I know why you hired him. And I think you did the right thing.

Chris: Ali, what happens if you testify and this guy walks? All right, I'm gonna sweat every time you leave the house.

Emily: Yeah, well, you know what? So will I. But we can't ask Alison to ignore her conscience because it's easier on us.

Alison: Emily's right. I have to do whatever I can to get Clark convicted.

Emily: Exactly. Or what? He drugs some other poor girl's drink and rapes her? How's she supposed to live with that kind of guilt?

Chris: You're not helping things here, Emily.

Emily: All right, all right. I'll get out of the way. I just wanted to make sure you're okay, okay? And I want you to know how proud I am of you. You stick to your guns.

Bob: Well, how's our hometown heroine feeling?

Alison: Great. I'm not even a little bit spacey.

Bob: Good.

Alison: At least, no more than usual.

Bob: Well, that's good because your blood work shows that the drug is out of your system, and you're free to go home.

Alison: Well, I would love to go to Al's to get one of those milkshakes with sprinkles and cherries.

Bob: Okay, I guess you've earned that, but after you go to Al's, I want you to go home and get a good night's rest. You got a big day tomorrow.

Emily: I'll see you around, sweetie.

Alison: Did you see your Dad? He was really happy about me testifying.

Chris: Ali, Ali! We're not done discussing this thing.

Alison: Maybe you're not, but I am.

Holden: That is quite a theory, Molly. I think maybe you might have just a little too much time on your hands.

Molly: No more than Dusty.

Holden: He didn't start some foundation to cozy up with my wife.

Molly: Okay, fine. Forget I said anything.

Holden: Plus, why wouldn't he want to get Lily involved? She's got the clout, she's Rose's twin sister.

Molly: Whatever you say, okay? I'm not looking to start trouble here.

Holden: The hell you arenít. Dusty burned you, and you're lookin' for somebody to burn him back. Well, you know what? It's not gonna be me.

Lucinda: Darling, darling, the car's outside.

Holden: I'll be right there. I get that you're still mad at Rose. You don't like the fact that Dusty cared more about her than he cared about you. But you know what? That doesn't give you the right to start taking pot-shots at my wife. I love her very much, we trust each other, and nothing can come between us.

Molly: Holden? That's the same thing they said about Paul and Rose -- nothing could come between them. And then along came Dusty.

Holden: When did you get to be so bitter?

Molly: Holden! What the hell is wrong with me?

Lily: I think this is amazing that you have done all this work for Rose's foundation.

Dusty: But you're not interested, right? That's okay. Shut the door on your way out.

Lily: Oh, what was I thinking? My sister was brutally murdered recently and I'm still grieving for her.

Dusty: Yes, but that's all you want to do, isn't it? You make it seem like you're the only one hurting here, Lily.

Lily: I know that. That's why I'm here. That's why I came to see you -- because you used to understand.

Dusty: Used to understand? You don't think I understand? Reliving her death every minute of every hour? I understand, but I'm not using it as an excuse to hide.

Lily: But you blame yourself. For not protecting her. You just said it.

Dusty: Yeah, of course I blame myself. I wear that. I messed up, you know? I messed up bad. I watched Paul Ryan very carefully, but, I gotta tell you, in the end, I didn't see it coming. And you know what? I never deserved your sister. I wasn't good for her.

Lily: That's not true. She should have listened to you. I should have listened to you. You really -- you loved her.

Dusty: If I loved her the right way, I never would have interfered, never would have let her walk. You and I can't walk the floors forever, you know?

Lily: Got any suggestions?

Dusty: Yeah. Help me. Work with me on this Rose foundation. .

Bob: Congratulations.

Susan: What did I do?

Bob: I'm talking about your daughter. She's showing quite a bit of courage.

Susan: Oh. I don't know if I'd call it courageous to get in a car with a maniac. She's lucky she didn't get herself killed.

Bob: Well, I'm talking about her taking the stand.

Susan: Oh. She decided to testify?

Bob: Just a little while ago.

Susan: I got a message that Emily was looking for me. I guess that's what's she wanted to tell me. So, how does Chris feel about Alison testifying? I got the feeling he wasn't too keen on the idea.

Bob: Yeah, tom had that feeling, too. But Alison overruled them. Apparently Watsonís other victims didn't want to go on the stand, so Alison stepped forward. You should be proud.

Susan: Oh, I am. She's got guts. How does Kim feel about it?

Bob: I haven't had a chance to tell her yet.

Susan: Huh. Well, I'm sure she'll have her own unique spin on it. Probably Alison is just needing attention or something. And they'll be a lot of hand-wringing about how this all reflects on Chris.

Bob: I know you two are having problems.

Susan: Do you know that she came to my house and managed to insult both me and my daughter?

Bob: It wasn't supposed to end that way. Kim is concerned about her son just as she knows that you are concerned about Alison. She was just hoping that you two could come to some kind of understanding.

Susan: Kim is hoping for one thing. She is hoping to get Alison out of Chris' life. That's what she's hoping. And the irony is it's not even about Alison. It's about me -- about the fact that she's never forgiven me for getting involved with you.

Bob: That was a long time ago.

Susan: Yeah, which makes it all the more pathetic that she just can't let go of it.

Bob: All I know is --

[Susan sighs] -- She doesn't want to be at war with you.

Susan: Oh, no, she'd rather that I'd just sit there and smile while she tells me that my daughter's not good enough for your son.

Bob: Good enough is not the issue. She's concerned about how young Alison is. And I am, too. Now, look, Alison is showing signs of growing up. I mean, this decision that she made today, that's proof of it.

Susan: Oh, Kim won't see it that way -- trust me.

Bob: Well, you never know. People do change. Maybe you -- you better let go of the past, too.

Chris: Stop, Ali. You're not going to get me to drop this.

Alison: I'm so sick of Clark Watson. Can we just forget about him for a few minutes, please?

Chris: No. Not as long as you keep insisting on testifying at his trial tomorrow.

Alison: I'm going to tell the truth. I have to.

Clark: Well, well, well, look who's here.

Alison: Don't, Chris. If you give him any reason to call the cops, his own trial just gets put off. We don't want that, okay?

Clark: What's wrong, Alison? You don't look happy to see me.

Chris: That's close enough, pal. You don't get another shot at her.

Clark: Oh, yes, I do. Tomorrow, in court. And this time I'll be the one on top.

Paul: Jen --

Jennifer: No, I am not interested in knowing why you all the sudden lay down the welcome mat for Jordan Sinclair!

Paul: If you would give me a chance to explain --

Jennifer: No, our family had one thing going for it -- one common goal! And it was this business! And you let Mom hire some sycophant to help run it!

Paul: You -- you make it sound like you feel like you've been thrown out.

Jennifer: I was supposed to be her assistant! Now, she's got Jordan.

Paul: Which is why I need you.

Jennifer: To what, Paul, huh? Run off to java and grab a couple lattes for the big three?

Paul: You know what? If we play our cards right, that'll be Jordanís job. This is what we're going to do, Jen. We're going to play this cool. All right? We're gonna be nice to the new guy. We're gonna make ourselves on Barbaraís side. We're gonna get her to trust us. And once she trusts us, she'll send Jordan out for coffee, and you and I will be the ones she counts on.

Jennifer: Paul, do you really think Jordanís going to go for with that, hmm? Do you really think that he's gonna allow himself to be go-fer? No, he has to be number one. He needs watching, Paul!

Paul: You want to watch him, that's your choice. I got work I gotta do.

[Jennifer sighs]

Lily: I cannot believe that you're asking me to work with you. If you only knew.

Dusty: Knew what?

Lily: I tried to keep Rose away from you. Even we were trapped in that well last summer, I told her she couldn't see the children if she spent time with you.

Dusty: I'm over it.

Lily: Well, I'm not. I relive it in my head. Pushing her to marry Paul -- I feel like I killed her myself.

Dusty: Hey, hey. Don't you ever say that again. You hear me? You never pushed her -- not like me. She was ready to fly off to Paris because she was getting sick of listening to me.

Lily: I never see Paul. He's at B.R.O. He's hanging out at the Lakeview like Rose died years and years ago.

Dusty: Yeah. He's moved on. He's moved on. Like we need to.

Lily: If I stop -- if I do that, Rose is part of my past.

Dusty: The past -- that's the beautiful thing about this foundation. She becomes -- she becomes our present. She becomes our future. Come on come on. Work with me on this thing.

Lily: What are the perks?

Dusty: Long hours, no pay, and, the minute you fall apart and you cry -- you're fired.

Lily: Okay, well, how can I say no to that?

Holden: Dusty? [Knock at door] If you're in there? Open up.

Dusty: Your husband sounds pleased.

Lily: Oh.

Holden: I'm looking for my wife.

Clark: My attorney says you have a very interesting life, Alison. So, how was the women's detention center?

Chris: Shut your mouth, Watson --

Alison: He's not worth it, Chris! Please!

Chris: Get out of here before I call the cops and have you arrested for harassing a witness.

Clark: Hey, I just came in to get a burger. I didn't know the witness would be here. Can't wait to hear what she's gonna say on the stand tomorrow. Is anybody going to believe it, that's the real question. Sleep well, sweetheart.

Alison: I'm not scared of you, Clark.

Clark: Then you're a fool.

Alison: No!

Chris: Let go.

Alison: You just got reinstated at Memorial. I'm not going to let this jerk slap you with an assault charge.

Chris: You're right, Alison. That guy needs to be stopped.

Alison: So, you're okay with me testifying?

Chris: I wouldn't have it any other way.

Jennifer: Well, someone has to keep an eye on Jordan.

Paul: After meeting the guy, I don't feel like it's that crucial. But if you're worried about him, Jen, you go ahead. Knock yourself out.

Jennifer: Why are you so casual about this? The guy makes my skin crawl.

Paul: Why? Because he has ambition? So do you, Jen. So do I.

Jennifer: He's devious, Paul. Okay? Especially with Mom. And he could hurt her. He could hurt everything we've been working for.

Paul: The guy just landed a job that most people would kill for. You can't blame him for being a little over-eager.

Jennifer: You can't, but I will.

Paul: What does that mean?

Jennifer: It means, that I will show him the straight-and-narrow.

Paul: Oh, okay. And if he steps out of line?

Jennifer: I'll bust him good. And you'll be thanking me.

Paul: Okay. I guess a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do.

[Door slams]

Holden: Lily. What is going on?

Lily: I'm sorry.

Holden: Why did you lie to me about going to the hospital?

Lily: I'll explain. I'm gonna go home. I'll see you back in Oakdale?

Dusty: Yeah. I'm gonna do a little legwork here. I'll see you in a couple of days.

Holden: Your mother is in the car downstairs. Before you go see her, I want an explanation.

Lily: I'm sorry. I couldn't tell you that I wasn't going to get treatment --

Holden: You ran away from me! You ran away from your kids! What is happening to us?!

Lily: I'm sorry. I didn't mean to hurt you. But if I was running from anybody it was myself, and the pain that I was feeling --

Holden: I know that in you're in pain, that's why I wanted you to go get help.

Lily: I did.

Holden: From Dusty?

Lily: If I had gone to that hospital, I would have gone nuts -- really gone nuts. I don't know what brought me here, maybe it was Rose. But I'm grateful, because I figured it out. I did. I can work with Rose's foundation. That will help me. That's what you wanted. That's what my mother wanted to. I'm ready to move past Rose's death. I promise you.

Holden: I have tried every reasonable way to reach out to you. But you run from me. You lie to me. And now you're telling me that by working on some foundation you can get better.

Lily: I can. Come on, let's give it a chance.

Holden: You're out of chances!

Lily: Holden.

Holden: You have broken our trust over and over again. Now I make the plans. Tonight, you stay at Lucindaís. I'm gonna try to explain to the kids why you didn't go to that hospital the way you promised. And tomorrow, we're gonna sit down and try to figure out a resolution to this. Because that's what we need to do. We need a resolution to this. One way or another.

On the next "As the World Turns" --

Carly: Do you know what I love about Al's coffee? It's always so hot, so piping hot.

Craig: Whoa! Whoa, whoa, whoa. What? Do you want to scald me to death?

Carly: Death would be too good for you, Craig. Permanent disfigurement.

Tom: The videotape has been suppressed.

Aaron: Sur -- what does that mean?

Tom: Some people would say it means we have no case.

Lily: I'm gonna ask you one more time, where have you taken my children?!

Holden: Your children think that you have gone to Deerbrook Hospital. And if you want to see them again, I suggest that you check in just like you said you were gonna do.

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