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As The World Turns Transcript Thursday 5/20/04

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Chris: Ali, I didn't mean to do that. I am so, so sorry.

Aaron: Yeah, well, I'm a hundred times sorrier.

Alison: I always ruin everything.

Chris: Don't say that. Okay, you made something beautiful.

Alison: That ended up a million pieces of dried up dirt.

Chris: Why did you grab for it like that?

Alison: Because I didn't want you to show your parents until it was finished.

Chris: But I told you, it was perfect just the way that it was.

Aaron: You know, Chris, maybe she just wanted to make it really nice. Like, wrap it up for you.

Alison: Yeah, with a card and everything! I just wanted to make it really special. The whole presentation, because it was a present.

Chris: They would have loved it.

Alison: But you know, it wasn't even that good. And everyone else in my class is so much better, so, maybe this is, like, an omen, or something. I was thinking about quitting, anyway.

Aaron: Something like that.

Chris: Alison, you have to make another one.

Alison: No.

Chris: No, because if you don't, I am going to feel terribly guilty.

Alison: But there's no time.

Chris: This one took no time at all.

Alison: Okay.

Chris: That's my girl. I gotta take this. Thank you.

Aaron: You know, Ali, that's my rent sitting in your hand.

Alison: I'm sorry.

Aaron: Look, I don't want to make things any worse for you, okay?

Alison: I know, its $100, and I'll pay you back as soon as I finish paying back Metro, and after I make a new plate.

Aaron: What, you're gonna do it yourself?

Alison: I have no choice. And neither do you, Aaron, you've got to help me. Come on.

Jessica: It's time.

Ben: Hey, where'd you come from?

Jessica: I just took another ovulation test, and I still might be fertile.

Ben: Look, your hormones could just be acting up.

Jessica: Well, it's worth a try, right?

Ben: I only have a 15-minute break coming to me.

Jessica: That's plenty of time.

Ben: It'll take us that long just to get home.

Jessica: So, why do we have to go home?

Ben: What are you talking about?

Jessica: An empty broom closet, an empty office, an unoccupied hospital bed.

Ben: You're crazy, do you know that?

Jessica: Yes, I am. I'm crazy about you, and I want to be the mother of your child. So, I don't need soft music and wine and poetry, okay? I just need a little of your time and some privacy. You can give me that, right?

Ben: What if somebody walks in on us while we're --

Jessica: Hey, it's a hospital. Almost everyone who works here has taken biology 101. They'll understand.

Margo: So, where's your ex and her lawyer? Huh? They're not here yet?

Doc: No, they're not. But you are.

Margo: Jessica sent me. She had to stop at the hospital. Some sort of emergency. I don't know what it was. I guess she wanted me to chaperone you.

Doc: If she thinks I need one.

Margo: Yeah, based on your past behavior. And, there's going to be fireworks with an ex in the room, I assume.

Doc: Actually, it's not my ex that's gonna set me off. It's gonna be her lawyer and the money they're after. Which is why I wanted my attorney, but instead, I got a detective. A beautiful detective, mind you, but still a detective.

Margo: Well, I guess Jessica wanted me here as much for me as for you.

Doc: Okay, now what does that mean?

Margo: Because she loves me.

Doc: That's not hard to see why.

Margo: Because maybe she wanted me to see you in action. With a woman that you've had a personal relationship with. As sort of a caution. Not that I need it.

Doc: If you didn't, you wouldn't have rushed over here to see me. This is the best assignment you've had in ages, isn't it?

Jordan: Well, I don't know what possessed you to protect my job, Paul. But I'm grateful. I promise you, I will dedicate myself to it and B.R.O. It will be my first priority.

Paul: If I had a new wife and new baby, I would make them my first priority.

Jordan: Of course.

Paul: So, what's it going to be?

Jordan: I think I can handle both.

Paul: Great, see that you do.

Jordan: Don't worry, I will. Jen --

Jennifer: Hi, I'm fine. Don't let me keep you.

Paul: That was chilly.

Jennifer: How's Mom?

Paul: She's back to her old self. Tirelessly defending her young, no matter how misguided.

Jennifer: What do you mean?

Paul: She tried to fire Jordan, you know, to protect your honor.

Jennifer: She -- she did?

Paul: Oh, don't worry about it. I hired him back.

Jennifer: What gives you the right to think you decide who does and does not get to make emotional decisions? I don't get it! You've been out to fire him since the day he started. And now -- now, after what he did to me, all of a sudden you think Jordan Sinclair is a big asset to B.R.O.? Do you hate me or what?

Jordan: You wanted time? You've got it. Two weeks. Two weeks, Rosanna and I am out of here.

Rosanna: Can I see him now?

Prison guard: Nope.

Rosanna: What?

Prison guard: Mr. Stenbeck said no.

Rosanna: He can't do that!

Prison guard: A prisoner has the right to refuse to see anyone he wants.

Rosanna: No, I have to see him. He has to talk to me. He's about to ruin my life.

Prison guard: I'm real sorry, lady, but he doesn't seem to care.

Doc: Here we are, all together. Marilyn, you're looking a bit puffy.

Marilyn: All that crying over you. It's gonna come in handy if we go to court. The jury's gonna love me.

Doc: Uh-huh. This sap must be your ambulance chaser?

Margo: Doc --

Sturmer: You can address me as Mr. Sturmer, Mr. Reese. I specialize in the redistribution of marital assets. As one of the most successful in my field, I've never felt the need to chase a single ambulance.

Doc: Yeah, okay. I'm impressed. Good for you.

Sturmer: Ms. Griffin, I presume. This is Marilyn --

Margo: No, no -- excuse me. No, I'm -- I'm Margo Hughes.

Doc: No, actually, she's Detective Margo Hughes. So behave yourselves.

Marilyn: What crime has he committed now?

Doc: I haven't committed a crime yet, but don't you tempt me.

Margo: I'm just here as a friend. Ms. Griffin's running a bit late. So it's very nice to meet you.

Doc: Yeah, you'll be reconsidering that statement here in a second.

Marilyn: As a friend, huh?

Margo: Well, yes. Why?

Doc: Let the reconsidering begin.

Sturmer: Ms. Griffin and I chose this setting in order to create a situation where a friendly discussion could take place.

Doc: Yeah, a friendly discussion about my money.

Sturmer: It's best not to begin this process as enemies.

Marilyn: No, we aren't beginning this process as enemies. We began our marriage as enemies. He started sleeping around on me before our honeymoon was over.

Doc: And that's a lie.

Marilyn: You met her on our honeymoon!

Doc: Listen, that's something completely different.

Marilyn: He burnt my brand-new sable coat.

Margo: He what?

Doc: She deserted me!

Marilyn: Everyone knew you were sleeping with her.

Doc: Her husband didn't know I was sleeping with her!

Marilyn: He deserved to know!

Sturmer: Marilyn -- we're not here to discuss the causes of your divorce but to settle a legal action involving the destruction of property.

Marilyn: That's right. And that little bonfire you had is gonna cost you. I added up the retail value of my clothes to the amount I'm seeking. That fur coat that went up in flames? I'm gonna love watching you pay for it twice. Now, are you his new girlfriend?

Margo: What? No. I'm a happily married woman, thank you very much.

Marilyn: That's the way he likes them.

Margo: You know what? You got to stop talking to me right now.

Marilyn: You know, the wedding ring is like the sparkly lure that he's always swimming for. Right, Doc?

Sturmer: Back to the matter at hand --

Marilyn: Hell, if they ain't married, where's the challenge? Who cares if you made the big play if the other team isn't any competition? I was a happily married woman before he started wearing me down. Wasn't I, Doc?

Doc: If that's what you say. Really wouldn't know.

Marilyn: No. You wouldn't, would you? 'Cause you don't know me. And you don't know her. Nor do you really care to. But he's working on you, Detective, isn't he? Well, honey, you're just his entertainment this week.

Bob: Well, your mother's been taken in for a C.A.T. scan. She's doing great. How about you two? You holding up all right? I know it's difficult when a parent is ill. But her prognosis is very good.

Paul: It is kind of a tense time.

Bob: Of course it is. Well, listen, relax. Take a break. That's what Barbaraís gonna have to do. She needs sleep. And the only way she'll get that is with privacy.

Jennifer: Well, we'll do that. Thank you, Uncle Bob. I could use the rest myself.

Bob: Good. Well, I'll call you just as soon as I get the results from the scan.

Paul: Thanks. I'll see you later?

Jennifer: No. You'll explain to me your reasons for rehiring Jordan right now.

Paul: You know, for weeks, everybody's made an objective case as to why Jordan should stay at B.R.O., Mother, especially, needing him around. Okay, now, she's not gonna be in the office. So I decided that I would let her interests guide me, rather than be guided by my own anger. Because we both know where that got us.

Jennifer: I didn't deceive Mom, you did.

Paul: Fine. Where it got me. Listen -- Mom fired Jordan because of you, Jennifer, not because of herself. She needs Jordan around now more than ever.

Jennifer: I'll do anything for Mom. But it's not gonna be a picnic having Jordan and me in the same office. So don't expect miracles.

Rosanna: Kiss Cabot for me, okay? Kiss the baby. Thank you.

Jordan: Hi.

Rosanna: Hi.

Jordan: I got your message. Where've you been?

Rosanna: I had an errand to run.

Jordan: Any news?

Rosanna: We hit a snag.

Jordan: Oh. What do you mean, "a snag"?

Rosanna: I need more time.

Jordan: I gave you two weeks. And that's final. I almost lost my job at B.R.O. Because of this marriage fiasco.

Rosanna: What do you mean? What happened?

Jordan: Well, Jennifer is Barbaraís daughter. And Barbara doesn't like to see her children hurt. So she fired me.

Rosanna: That wasn't supposed to happen.

Jordan: And then, to my shock, Paul rehired me.

Rosanna: Did he say why?

Jordan: I didn't ask him. I just thanked him. So now, since I still have a job -- thanks to Paul Ryan, of all people -- I'm gonna get back to it. Two weeks, just as we agreed.

[Phone rings]

Nurse: Mr. Ryan? You have a phone call.

Paul: Thank you. Hello.

Rosanna: Hi.

It's Rosanna. I heard you saved Jordanís job.

Paul: Yes?

Rosanna: Did you do that for me?

Paul: I said I would do anything I could to try and help you.

Rosanna: Thank you.

Paul: Yeah, well, I want you to trust me again. And safeguarding your husband's job seemed like a small price to pay.

Rosanna: Well, I appreciate that more than I could say.

Paul: Well, you're welcome. You were really there for me, Rosanna, when Rose died. I've -- I've behaved -- well, I -- I owe you. I know that.

Rosanna: Well, I'm gonna push my luck and ask you for another favor.

Paul: Anything you need. What is it?

Rosanna: Let's put it this way. It won't be as easy as the last one.

Jessica: Okay, so that was a little unromantic.

Ben: A little?

Jessica: Okay, a lot.

Ben: You know, this is the part of becoming a father that I'm actually supposed to enjoy.

Jessica: Do you know what I'm gonna enjoy? Do you know what is the most romantic thing I can think of?

Ben: What's that?

Jessica: You holding our baby.

Ben: And then it's gonna come time to change the diapers, and that little baby's gonna be all yours.

Jessica: It's a deal. Oh, what time is it? I gotta go.

Ben: Wait, wait, wait -- you late for something?

Jessica: A meeting with Doc Reese and his ex-wife. Margo's there refereeing but that's no guarantee.

Ben: Of what?

Jessica: That they haven't already managed to kill each other.

Marilyn: He really got to you, didn't he? The naive detective.

Margo: There is nothing going on between the two of us.

Marilyn: Oh, please. I know him. And it's only a matter of time till he gets you between the sheets.

Margo: You know, there is a very thin line between beauty and disfigured for life. And I am about to push your nose right over it, girl!

Marilyn: No, no, not the face!

Margo: Whoa, whoa, whoa -- oh, Marilyn, Marilyn -- girl, you had a little work done there?

Marilyn: So what if I had?

Margo: Well, so, I'm just wondering how did you pay for that. Considering you're squealing poverty. Because if you billed it to Doc here, then that is technically stealing, isn't it, counselor?

Sturmer: Well --

Doc: Good detective work, Detective. That's why I brought her along. Now, why don't we have a look at those financial records now?

Marilyn: We don't have to show you anything!

Doc: Too late, baby.

Nurse: Can the pieces be glued back together?

Chris: No. That's okay. She's gonna make another one. But thank you anyway.

Bob: What was that?

Chris: Promise not to tell Alison?

Bob: Tell her what?

Chris: That was your anniversary present. But she's gonna make you another one. So you have to promise not tell Mom and you have to act very surprised when you get it.

Bob: She gonna make another one? Isn't that a lot of work?

Chris: Well, she's very invested in this, Dad. And you know, it's not just about the pottery, but it's about pleasing you guys. Okay, she -- she was acting crazy. You know, she wanted it wrapped something about the perfect presentation. She grabbed the plate from me and it dropped. You know, but honestly, I think this has become more of a way for her to prove to you and Mom that she's good enough for me.

Bob: Well, she did get off to kind of a rocky start with us. She's a sensitive kid. I'm sorry -- young woman.

Chris: That's fine. She's just been so stressed about everything lately. And I've been so consumed with work, I haven't had a chance to calm her down.

Bob: Maybe I can arrange something.

Chris: Arrange what?

Bob: I'll give you an hour or two. Something for Alison. Sort of -- sort of a thank you in advance.

Alison: It says that you're supposed to "measure the volume of clay to predict the size of the piece that you're about to throw." Just forget it. This is too technical.

Aaron: I think what it says is that it should look right. Like that. What do you think? Does that look like it can be plate?

Alison: Well, is it going to be a big plate or a small plate?

Aaron: I don't know. Who cares?

Alison: Okay. "Aim for the center of the wheel and firmly slap or throw down the clay." So, yeah, I guess that's why they call it "throwing the pot." Okay. So it here goes.

Aaron: That was a pretty good start.

Jennifer: Honeymoon over already?

Jordan: Pardon me?

Jennifer: Didn't expect the newlywed to be back at work so soon.

Jordan: Well, I'm sure you already heard -- but I was almost fired today. So, since I still have my job, I thought coming in and working would be a step in the right direction.

Jennifer: You married money, Jordan. You don't have to earn it. So go yachting in the Caribbean or something. It won't change anyone's opinion of you if you quit now or in three months.

Jordan: Whether you know it or not, I do have loyalty -- to this company and the people that comprise it. I actually do care --

Jennifer: About the company and the people who comprise it?

Jordan: Can you not make fun of me?

Jennifer: Then tell me the truth and stop talking in riddles. Do you love her?

Jordan: We're married.

Jennifer: Yeah, I got that. But what were you suggesting when you said "it isn't what it seems"? If your marriage isn't what it seems, then what is it?

Rosanna: Hi.

Paul: Hi.

Rosanna: Thanks so much for coming. Can I offer you something to drink? Red wine? White wine?

Paul: No, no.

Rosanna: Whatever?

Paul: Look -- if you've got a favor, I'd like for you to ask it now.

Rosanna: Do you want some water?

Paul: No. You're making me really nervous. What's the favor?

Rosanna: I know this is strange, but you're the only person I can turn to.

Paul: For what?

Rosanna: I don't think he'll talk to anybody else.

Paul: Who's he?

Rosanna: Look, just promise me something -- okay? Promise me that you will consider this? That you won't walk out.

Paul: I'm willing to consider anything, Rosanna. But you've got to tell me what it is that I'm considering.

Rosanna: Will you talk to your father for me?

Paul: No. Absolutely not. Talk -- Rosanna, talk to him about what?

Rosanna: About my baby. About Cabot.

Paul: You think my father's behind Cabot being here? And this whole thing with Jordan?

Rosanna: Maybe. I -- I don't know.

[Paul laughs]

Paul: Rosanna -- if James Stenbeck is behind this, I don't think I can help you. I don't think anybody can.

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Rosanna: You said that I could call on you at any time if I needed you. I need you.

Jordan: If it'll make you feel any better, why don't you just hit me?

Rosanna: Look, I can't lose my baby again. All I need you to do is to convince James to see me. You don't have to do anything else. Just help me get a meeting with the man. He may not even be involved. Just -- please, just get him -- get him to talk to me.

Paul: May not be -- listen, if something -- if something funny's going on, James Stenbeck is your number-one suspect. I mean, this kind of stuff really just makes his day. He's the one, right? He's behind all of this. I can't believe I'm surprised. After all the things that he's done in my lifetime alone, you'd think I would stop being shocked. What does he want from you?

Rosanna: I don't know. We had a deal and now, suddenly, everything's changed. All the rules have changed.

Paul: Sounds like my dad. All right, tell me. Tell me everything.

Rosanna: Okay, but before I go into it, you have to understand that my life and my baby's life are at stake here. No one can know that Stenbeck is involved.

Paul: Okay.

Rosanna: Okay. Okay. While I was away, after I lost Cabot, he sent an emissary, Annabelle Fettle. She came to see me.

Paul: What, the adoption lady?

Rosanna: Yes.

Paul: How long has she been working for him?

Rosanna: I don't know.

Paul: Well, that might be a good thing for you to find out.

Rosanna: Look, all I know is that James said I could get Cabot back if I married Jordan Sinclair. And if I didn't that Cabot would disappear off the face of the earth.

Paul: That's low. And that's the reason that you had a file about Jordan before he even came to town. And that's the reason why Jordan -- that Jordan Sinclair broke my little sister's heart.

Jennifer: You can't avoid me, Jordan. I am one of the people that comprises the family that owns the company you relentlessly work for.

Jordan: I'm not avoiding, Jen. I am working.

Jennifer: You wanted me to wonder, didn't you? If you hadn't have said, "it isn't what it seems," then I would've just thought you married for the money. But it's not fair to just drop a statement like that and then walk away.

Jordan: You're right. I'm sorry. I shouldn't have said anything.

Jennifer: But you did.

Jordan: I just -- I just need a little more time, and I'll explain everything.

Jennifer: Time for what? To make up another lie?

Jordan: Two weeks. Okay? Just please -- just give me two weeks.

Jennifer: I don't think you're gonna get much out of the marriage in two weeks, Jordan. You might want to hold out for a year, maybe two, if you want the really big bucks. And if you think that I'm gonna hang around and be the warm body that you turn to after you leave Rosannaís bed, you're wrong.

Jordan: Well, you are wrong to say that. You know that I would never treat you like that.

Jennifer: Newsflash, Jordan! You haven't been treating me so good! So from now on, it's business between you and me, and that's it. So don't come to me in two weeks with whatever it is. I don't want to talk to you about anything anymore except work.

Jordan: Fine. If that's the way that you want it.

Jennifer: It is.

Doc: Interesting. Oh, here we go. It seems like you had your face rearranged, but you actually billed it to me as knee surgery.

Margo: Well -- considering the evidence of misappropriation of funds, I'm assuming that you'd like to drop your request that the doctor here reimburse your client for turning her clothes into a campfire was it?

Doc: Touchdown!

Marilyn: This is not over.

Doc: Oh, my dear, it is over. And I won.

Strummer: Well, as we bring this meeting to a close, let me just say, Doc, I'm a huge fan.

Doc: Oh, of course you are. Tell you what, I'll get you out an autographed picture. Put it on my bill, please.

Margo: Oh, you know what? I can't -- I can't drink. I gotta go back to work.

Doc: Oh, come on. We gotta celebrate. Listen, I have had some fine teammates in my day, but you --

Margo: Ooh!

Doc: You, my dear, are in the hall of fame.

Margo: Oh. Well, what the hell, huh?

Doc: Whoo.

Margo: Mmm!

Doc: Margo Hughes, you are a master of the game.

Jessica: Oh? Just what game are we playing?

Alison: Okay, it's wet. Now what?

Aaron: Okay -- the wheel. Turn on the wheel. By your foot, turn --

Alison: Why don't you do it?

Aaron: Well, because this is your plate to make. Why can't I do it? You know -- people probably made pots back in the day, like barbarian people, so I'm sure you can probably make it, too, okay? So go on, make a plate. . Make a plate.

Alison: Thanks.

Aaron: Yeah, a super-duper plate. And once you turn the wheel on, of course. Come on.

Alison: Okay.

Aaron: Yeah, go.

Alison: All right, here goes nothing. Oh!

[Alison groans]

Aaron: Put your finger --

Alison: No, it's going too fast!

Aaron: Put your finger in there! Dig it in there.

Alison: Oh.

Aaron: It's supposed to do that.

Alison: Is it supposed to do that?

Never give up never give up never give up

that's what my mama told me

takin' that chance takin' that chance takin' that chance

will be the right thing for me now I have the feelin'

I've got what it takes for me to be strong

we'll groove this jungle we'll dance until the dawn

come with me there's a party goin' on

the place is a-rockin' it's only just begun

I know the place to go where we're gonna have some fun

'cause anything that boys do don't you know that girls can, too

Aaron: Hey, Alison.

Aaron: What am I? An elephant.

Alison: I'm the dumbo. I'm a fool, and poor Chris believed in me.

The place is a-rockin' it's only just begun I know the place to go where we're gonna have some fun

'cause anything that boys do don't you know that girls can, too

Aaron: I'm gonna go get another plate from that Jocelyn lady.

Alison: That's another hundred bucks.

Aaron: And you'll pay me back.

Alison: But your rent is due.

Aaron: I've been late before, Ali.

Alison: Why are you so nice to me?

Aaron: 'Cause no one is quite as pathetic as you when you're being pathetic.

Alison: Yeah, well, thanks a lot.

Aaron: No, I'm -- honestly -- I'm impressed at the lengths you go to be with Chris. Must be love or something, I don't know. And I know you'd do the same for me.

Alison: I would.

Aaron: So, anyway, we better get cleaned up. I'm gonna go pay Jocelyn some extra bucks not to put her name on the bottom. You need to get your butt to Metro or you're gonna be late.

Alison: And I can't be late, or else I'll never pay off this debt and -- I -- is this ever gonna end? I mean, to pay off Molly is why I started this stupid pottery thing in the first place, and now I've got two $100 plates that I have to pay for.

Aaron: One step at a time, Ali.

Alison: Do you know what would make me feel better?

Aaron: What?

Alison: To throw a pot. You want to join me? Come on.

Aaron: Oh, hell, yeah.

Alison: One, two, three.

[Aaron laughs]

Chris: We may need to adjust the medication for Mr. Soames in 518. If he complains of any discomfort, I can be reached at the clinic.

Bob: Not tonight, you canít.

Chris: Well, I'm on schedule. I'm due there in an hour.

Bob: No, I am.

Chris: What?

Bob: I'm covering for you. Go on home.

Chris: Why?

Bob: You and Alison need a night off. Tell her I said so. Doctor's orders. No ceramic classes. Just go out and have a good time for a change.

Chris: Look, Dad, thank you, but you really have no idea.

Bob: Oh, I do. And it's a good idea. Go home.

Chris: Okay. She's gonna be so happy.

Bob: Good. She's young. She should be happy.

Jordan: This might be quotable. Maybe for the brochure? I thought you said that we were gonna be all business.

Jennifer: Mm-hmm.

Jordan: Well, that wasn't very business-like behavior.

Jennifer: I don't know what you're talking about.

[Jordan sighs]

Jordan: Come on, Jen. Why don't you just hit me?

Jennifer: I'm sorry. Did you say something?

Jordan: Yeah, I said, if it'll make you feel any better, why don't you just hit me?

Jennifer: Jordan --

Jordan: Yes?

[Jordan gasps]

Jennifer: Thank you.

Rosanna: I never wanted Jennifer hurt by any of this. I didn't even know that she and Jordan were so involved.

Paul: What does Jordan have to do with your baby? Or my father?

Rosanna: I don't know.

Paul: Have you considered that he's not necessarily a pawn in all of this, that he's a player and that he's on my father's side?

Rosanna: No, he can't be because he doesn't even know Stenbeck's involved.

Paul: How do you know that?

Rosanna: Because -- Stenbeck wants us to be married for two years and he wants Jordanís name on the adoption papers. Jordan wants out of this marriage as quickly as possible. He doesn't even want to be involved in the adoption. He married me because he pities me, because he wants to help me.

Paul: Oh, don't be naive, Rosanna. He's a very ambitious man and you are a very -- well, you're very wealthy.

Rosanna: Well, he -- he doesn't want my money. I've offered it to him. He could have it. He could have Cabot Motors. All he wants is, in two weeks, for me to find out everything that I can about why he's involved and then to extricate him from the whole agreement or he walks and I lose Cabot.

Paul: So, my father's playing you in some kind of weird tug-of-war with the baby stuck in the middle.

Rosanna: Yes.

Paul: Oh. Wow. You walked right into this one, didn't you? Yeah. This is not an accident -- you know, Jordan being here. He's only here for one reason. My father's the only one that knows what it is, and I guarantee you, there is a lot more at stake than the welfare and safety of one small child.

Rosanna: Like what?

Paul: I don't know. But I'm sure that my dad will tell you. You make a deal with the devil, the devil will tell you what it is you gotta pay.

Rosanna: Well, I will be happy to pay any price to have Cabot be mine. You have to help me find out just how much your father wants me to pay. Will you do that for me? You said that I could call on you at any time if I needed you. I need you.

Paul: Rosanna, my father has tried to destroy me for as long as I can remember. You really -- you have no idea what it is you are asking of me.

Alison: Oh! Don't look! Work's in progress.

Chris: Okay.

Alison: Don't look!

Chris: Okay, okay. Now, can we say hello like two normal people?

Alison: Hi, Chris.

Chris: Hello, Alison.

Alison: Now, aren't you supposed to be at the clinic? 'Cause I have to go to class.

Chris: You're not going.

Alison: But I have to go.

Chris: You don't have to do anything. Not tonight. Consider class cancelled.

Alison: But I have to make that plate for your parents, and you can't blow off the clinic like that.

Chris: But my dad is covering for me, and he insisted that I take you out.

Alison: But --

Chris: So, it's his fault if his plate is one day late.

Alison: Yeah, but --

Chris: No buts about it, Alison. You and I are the two most responsible people in Oakdale. Okay? And we're suffering for it, so I am gonna take you out tonight and we're gonna have fun. So go put on your best party dress, 'cause I'm taking you out for a night -- a whole night at Metro.

Doc: You should've seen her. She was brilliant.

Margo: I was, you know. I was.

Doc: She was. I mean, I noticed right away when Marilyn came in the door that she was a little bit puffy around the eyes.

Margo: Yeah, but she said because she was crying over you.

Doc: Crying over me. I mean, can you imagine that?

Jessica: No, not really.

Doc: Well, then the evil one goes on besmirching my good name, and the red rider comes to my rescue.

Margo: Oh.

Doc: But you gotta tell her what you said. This is amazing. Tell her what you said. I mean, it was fantastic. She was just -- she was on a roll. She was in the zone. It was like throwing the -- like throwing the perfect touchdown pass. She had everything -- timing, delivery --

Margo: All right. All right, all right, all right. What I said was --

Doc: Tell her what you said.

Margo: I said, "there's sometimes a fine line between beauty and disfigurement."

Doc: "Between beauty and disfigurement, and I'm about to push your nose right over it." That's what she said.

[Margo laughs]

Jessica: You threatened her? In front of her lawyer?

Doc: Oh, come on. She was asking for it. No, no, no. In fact, she was begging for it.

Margo: I wasn't really gonna do it.

Doc: Oh, you were gonna do it all right.

Margo: No, I wasnít.

Doc: She was gonna do it.

Margo: No.

Doc: She had fire coming out of her eyes. She gets up in Marilynís face. She's like, "hey!" And then Marilyn jumped -- "watch the face, watch the face, watch the face."

Margo: You know what? She had stitches right back here on either side. She had a face-lift, Jessica.

Doc: A face-lift that she charged to me as knee surgery.

Margo: Huh? Huh?

Doc: Oh, that was it. Boom, boom, boom. Gavel came down, case adjourned.

Jessica: Well, congratulations.

Doc: Well, thank you, thank you, thank you. I'll tell you what -- another bottle of their finest. Bartender! I shall return.

Jessica: Here.

Margo: What? Thank you. What?

Jessica: That's so you can wipe that ridiculous expression off your face. You look like the wallflower who just got asked to the prom by the first-string quarterback.

Margo: Why are you calling me names? Are you mad because I did your job for you?

Jessica: No, I am not mad. I am concerned about my best friend. Margo, you are getting in deep with this guy-- a lot deeper than you want to admit.

Jennifer: Whoops.

Jordan: You really hit me.

Jennifer: You told me to.

Jordan: Yeah, but that really hurt, Jen. [Both laugh] Oh, man. That is some right hook you got on -- on there, lady.

Jennifer: Yeah, I guess I don't know my own strength.

Jordan: I guess not. Well, I hope it worked.

Jennifer: What do you mean?

Jordan: I hope you feel better.

Jennifer: I don't feel any better. But maybe if you let me do it again with a whole lot of people watching -- just a thought.

Rosanna: I know you hate your father.

Paul: You don't know. You have no idea. My entire life, this man has had a power over me, and I have tried to escape it. And no matter what I do, he sucks me back in. And you remember, a while back I told you, I was hearing voices inside my own head. You remember I told you that?

Rosanna: Yes.

Paul: It was torture. It was terrible. I kept hearing him when I didn't want to hear him. I kept seeing him when I didn't want to see him. He was goading me. He was -- he was threatening me. He was getting me to do things.

Rosanna: Like what?

Paul: The day I heard his voice the loudest was my wedding day. Rose and I were gonna be married. He just wouldn't let me go. And I went to him, and I tried to confront him. I said, "I gotta stop this." And he did what he usually does. He talked me into listening to him, and -- getting revenge, and I was supposed to get back at her for the way that she humiliated me, or the way that he thought that she humiliated -- or that I thought that -- is any of this making any sense?

Rosanna: I'm not sure.

Paul: There's a part of my father that lives inside of me, and he feeds it every chance that he gets. I need to stay away from him, all right? For my own sanity, for the safety of the people around me. He's at the root of every bad thing that I have ever done to anybody. I mean, when I decided that I was gonna get my revenge on Craig, I didn't think about you. I didn't think about what would happen to you, that you could lose Cabot the way that you did. I wasn't thinking about that at all because my father was behind the whole thing. He was poisoning me. And now, you're asking me to -- to give him a chance to reawaken all of that.

Rosanna: But I did lose Cabot because of you. And now your father has his hooks in me, and in Cabot.

Paul: I'm sorry. I'm very, very sorry.

Rosanna: Well, then, you have to prove it. You have to face him again. You have to help me. I promise you, if you do this one thing for me, I won't ask anything of you again, ever. Please. You have to do this for me.

Paul: It's Pandoraís box. You know that.

Rosanna: I know, I know.

Paul: Okay. Then let's do that. Let's go see my father.

Rosanna: Yeah?

Paul: Yeah.

Rosanna: Thank you.

On the next "As the World Turns" --

Jessica: Tell me that you have not fantasized about sleeping with Doc Reese.

Jordan: Who was Rosanna seeing?

Carly: A man named James Stenbeck.

Rosanna: My name is Rosanna Cabot.

James: You can forego the etiquette. I know who you are, Mrs. Sinclair. Why are you here?

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