As The World Turns Transcript Friday 6/4/04
Proofread by Emma
Simon: Aw, what are doing up? I was gonna surprise you.
Katie: I got scared. I woke up and you weren't there, and I thought I'd dreamt the whole thing.
Simon: Ah, no. You didn't dream a thing. It's all real. I'm here, and I'm not going anywhere.
Katie: It's just gonna take some getting used to, you know? Being able to trust the whole situation.
Simon: Listen, why don't we take this little party upstairs?
Katie: Ooh, breakfast in bed? Yum.
Henry: Katie? Katie, hey! Did you take my stickpin and my watch?
Katie: Why would I take your stickpin?
Henry: I don't know. Somebody did.
Simon: Why don't you go check again, Henry?
Henry: Look, there's only so many times a man can empty his underwear drawer, all right? They're not there.
Simon: Underwear drawer? Come on, mate. That's the first place a robber looks.
Katie: A robber?
Simon: Not that you've been robbed.
Henry: Well, then where is my stickpin? It's solid gold. It's got a -- got a diamond on it the size of an olive. And then the watch -- the watch is a Rolex. A real one.
Katie: Look, it's all gone! All my good jewelry! All my rings, my gold bracelet, my pearl necklace -- it's gone!
Henry: Then it's official. We've been robbed.
Pilar: You're a pig, you know that?
Russ: Nice to see you, too.
Pilar: What are you, living in your car?
Russ: Well, if you paid me the money you owe me, then maybe --
Pilar: I don't have any money.
Russ: Okay, so where'd the five grand come up to bail me out?
Pilar: What do you care? I scraped it together.
Russ: So scrape together what you owe me.
Pilar: I canít.
Russ: Why not?
Pilar: Because my friend isn't here yet, okay? I need a favor. [Russ groans] Katie's sister, and that guy she lives with -- somehow, the two of them have gotten to Mike. He's starting to pull away from me.
Russ: Yeah, you're breakin' my heart.
Pilar: Mike goes back to Katie, the deal's off.
Russ: Oh, hey. I thought that you slept with the guy. Wow, he's bored already? [Russ chuckles]
Pilar: You want to go back to jail? Keep it up.
Russ: Fine. What do you want?
Pilar: Some fireworks. You need to remind Mike that you're still a danger to me.
Jack: Oh, wow.
Carly: You like that car?
Jack: What, are you kidding me? Flying around town with a gorgeous blonde in a beautiful red corvette -- I felt like I was 18 again.
Carly: That explains last night.
Carly: Too bad they don't have back seats in those sports cars.
Jack: Ah, see, that's the beauty of not being 18. We always have the Lakeview.
Carly: We still have to buy gasoline for that gorgeous car.
Carly: And diapers for our gorgeous daughter.
Jack: So you're telling me you blew the entire wad on your husband?
Carly: If a gal can't buy something special for the man she loves every once in a while --
Jack: Baby, you're all I need.
Barbara: Oh, thank god you're here. I've been up this entire night going over everything I know on Jordan Sinclair, his contacts, his references --
Paul: Mom, slow down! Mom, you've just had brain surgery. Calm down.
Barbara: How can I calm down? He could be my son.
Paul: How's that even possible?
Barbara: When your father's involved, anything is possible. Why else would he imply that there's a connection if there is none?
Paul: To make you crazy. The guy's got a lot of time on his hands.
Barbara: You know what? The guy has never forgiven me for leaving him, so he does everything that he can to retaliate against me. And if he has kept a child from me for over 25 years, well, that would just take the cake, Paul.
Paul: Have you spoken to Jennifer?
Barbara: No, I havenít. She's still asleep.
Paul: 'Cause I did a little digging.
Barbara: I just can't believe that she has taken this time to get involved with Jordan. He's married. He has a baby.
Paul: Okay, let's not assume anything.
Barbara: She could be his sister. Maybe I'd better wake her up, huh?
Paul: Wait, whoa, whoa. Hold on. And say what? "Jen, please don't date with your maybe brother"? Let's just find out everything we can find out, first.
Barbara: And in the meantime? If they decide to get intimate?
Paul: Okay, I don't think even Jordan can juggle Rosanna and James and Cabot, and Jennifer. Let's not borrow trouble. All right? Jordan isn't gonna start anything with Jennifer. Not yet.
Jennifer: Mm, you're still here.
Jordan: I'm not going anywhere.
Paul: Hey, here. You need to calm down and take care of yourself, all right? You're still healing.
Barbara: I'm just worried about your sister.
Paul: Well, so am I. You know, I went online, and I did some research on Jordan, and I think I have a really good place to start digging. [Cell phone rings] Rosanna?
Rosanna: Hi. Can you come over? I'm really worried about what Jordanís gonna do next. Do you remember that crazy idea I had, that leaving him alone with Cabot was gonna cure him of fatherhood? Well, it's backfired. He's besotted with Cabot. He's never gonna let him go.
Paul: I'll get there as soon as I can, all right? Rosanna is frantic about Jordan taking Cabot.
Barbara: You see? It's classic Stenbeck. With one move, he's thrown all of our lives into turmoil, Paul.
Paul: Okay. So don't give him the satisfaction. Just calm down, all right? And take care of yourself. And before we know for sure what's going on, don't say anything to Jennifer.
Barbara: Okay, you're right. I don't have to get her too upset.
Paul: All right. I'll be back in a little while.
Barbara: You see what Rosannaís found out. I'm sure she her people are working overtime.
Jordan: Hmm. I wish things were different -- I wasn't tangled up in this mess with Rosanna.
Jennifer: Mm, I don't care about that.
Jordan: I do. Things are supposed to be special right now, discovering each other. Spending time along, just you and me.
Jennifer: Well, I don't know if that's in the cards.
Jordan: I'm not gonna let these complications take over. And I don't want you to ever think that you're not important to me.
Jennifer: How could I, after last night?
Jordan: I loved making love to you. I just want you to know, no matter how crazy things get, you can count on me. I want to be with you.
Jennifer: I want to be with you. And if you ever need anything, I will help you.
Jordan: Thank you. I've never had that. And now that I have you and a son, just --
Jennifer: Now that you've had a night to sleep on it -- not that you had much sleep -- do you know kind of what you want to do?
Jordan: Well, I know that I still need answers. You know, who is Cabot's mother? And why were Rosanna and I thrown together? I understand how she feels. She loves Cabot. And, I mean, I have feelings for him, too. But what really matters right now is what's best for Cabot. And for you and me.
[Knock on the door]
Barbara: Jennifer? Honey? I'm sorry to disturb you, but this can't wait.
Jennifer: Can you give me a minute, Mom, please?
Barbara: We really need to talk.
Margo: How is she?
Henry: Well, she didn't need this. And, frankly, neither did I.
Katie: They took all the family jewelry. That beautiful gold bracelet that Daddy gave Mama? It's gone.
Margo: Baby, I am so sorry. Do you have any idea when this happened?
Henry: Well, I didn't notice anything was missing until this morning. But then again, we haven't checked them since before we went to Deerbrook.
Margo: So it happened when the house was empty.
Henry: Yeah, there's a -- there's a neighbor that lives about a mile down the main road. She came in to feed the bunnies once a day.
Margo: How well do you know this woman?
Katie: Oh, she's sweet, Margo. She would never take anything.
Simon: Well, I looked around. There's no sign of a forced entry.
Henry: I don't get this. This place used to be so safe -- used to be.
Margo: All right. Would you make a list of all the items that are missing, and make a description, any photographs you might have for -- you know, insurance purposes.
Katie: Oh, yeah. Actually, I have some photographs at the bank in a lock box.
Margo: Good, good.
Henry: Yeah, uh -- you know, and don't forget the pin and the Rolex. I won them in a poker game in Sausalito.
Margo: Why don't you have a look around outside? And Henry, Simon, would you look around the house? Make sure nothing else is missing.
Henry: If they took my picture of Minnesota fats, there'll be hell to pay.
Katie: I'm never gonna see any of this stuff again, am I?
Margo: You don't -- you don't know that for sure. Listen, I want to tell you how sorry I am about the whole Deerbrook thing.
Katie: You mean, that you had me committed?
Margo: Well, I really didn't have a choice, did I? I mean, it was either that, or send you to jail. You were acting nuts, and you were obsessed with Pilar.
Katie: Yeah, I was. For good reason.
Margo: Well, I just want you to know that I love you, and I'd never do anything to intentionally hurt you.
Katie: I know. And I don't blame you for thinking the things that you did. That was the point, right? Pilar's one clever girl, and I fell for her bait every time.
Margo: Well, she had Mike fooled. I think it's important that you know he was just as confused as I was. And everything we did, Katie, we did out of concern and love for you.
Mike: "I'm looking for a place to live. I'll be back for my bags. Pilar." Hmm.
Pilar: You have to make Mike believe that you're still a threat to me.
Russ: The last time we staged something for your boyfriend's benefit, I went to jail.
Pilar: It doesn't have to be physical. Just let him see how angry you are.
Russ: Okay, so, I threaten you, he goes to the cops, they revoke my bail, and --
Pilar: He goes back to Katie, we end up with nothing. We've come so far.
Russ: All right. This is the last time.
Pilar: Absolutely. So I will be at the cottage, and I can't stay too long, because I'm supposed to be moving out. The sooner you can get there, the better.
Russ: Hey, I want my money.
Pilar: As soon as I can get it.
Russ: Yeah, that better mean by next week -- or else you won't have to ask me to threaten you.
Rosanna: I know I'm being silly. Cabot's perfectly safe in his crib.
Paul: Not to mention, there's an armed guard posted at your door.
Rosanna: Yeah, I'm being irrational. I understand that. But I'm not, really, because Cabotís disappeared before.
Paul: Cabot's not gonna disappear.
Rosanna: But now that Jordan knows that he's Cabotís father --
Paul: You're the mother.
Rosanna: By adoption. And if Jordan challenges that in court, I won't even have that.
Paul: Yeah, but if you don't panic, and you remain calm, and Jordan gets to see Cabot whenever he wants to, I don't see any reason why Jordan would challenge the adoptive agreement.
Rosanna: You didn't see what I saw. Jennifer and Jordan are bonding. He could take Cabot, he could marry Jennifer, ride off into the sunset with the court's blessing, a perfect little nuclear family. I can't compete with that.
Paul: You don't have to. You don't have to compete with any of it.
Rosanna: When I came home last night, Jennifer was holding Cabot. She fed him, she changed him -- if I hadn't come home when I did, she'd be rocking him to sleep.
Paul: Rosanna, so what? Come on. All that proves is that Jordan doesn't have a clue.
Rosanna: Exactly. He needs Jennifer to learn how to take care of the baby. They like each other. What's to stop him from marrying her and taking Cabot?
Paul: Yeah -- Jordan is not gonna marry Jennifer.
Rosanna: How do you know? Have you seen them together?
Paul: Take my word for it.
Rosanna: You know something. You know something. Tell me.
Jordan: Barbara, I am so sorry. Neither one of us --
Barbara: I would like to talk to my daughter alone, please!
Jennifer: It's okay. I'll be in a minute. Look, Mom, I know that this is weird, for the both of us. But I'm not 16, so why don't we just take a deep breath, and start --
Barbara: You want me to forget what I just saw in there? You have made a terrible mistake. This is not possible. You cannot be with Jordan Sinclair.
Jennifer: What are you talking about? You love Jordan. You were the one who told me to go for it in the first place!
Barbara: Then I will talk to him. I will tell him that this is not possible. You cannot be involved with him. It is wrong.
Jennifer: Why? He is a wonderful man.
Barbara: You have to trust me on this, Jen.
Jennifer: Not until you tell me what's really going on.
Katie: Well, Mike knows that he doesn't have to worry about me anymore.
Margo: Because Simon is back.
Katie: Yeah, Henry told him.
Margo: So you didn't talk to him?
Katie: Well, we talked. It didn't change anything.
Cop: Looks like someone picked the lock on the front door.
Margo: Did you check around for tracks?
Cop: The ground's pretty hard, hasn't rained for about a week.
Margo: Oh, that would be my fault. I prayed that it'd be sunny for Caseyís game.
Simon: Well, they didn't seem to touch anything else -- the TV, the DVD -- everything's still there.
Margo: All right, well why don't you take this and check it for prints. Take it to the lab. Fortunately, I have all your prints on file.
Henry: Well, this unconvicted felon is going to head down to the hardware store and get us a new lock for the front door.
Margo: Okay. Give me that list when you -- oh! You're done. Fine, thank you. Call me if you need anything. Simon, take care of her?
Simon: You bet.
Simon: Listen, why don't you take this really ornery guard rabbit upstairs? And after we go to the bank and get those photos, I'm going to take you for the biggest breakfast you've ever eaten.
Katie: Oh, thanks, but I'm really not that hungry.
Simon: I know it's a shock. Waking up, realizing someone's broke into the house. I'm just glad you weren't here at the time.
Katie: If I was here, it probably wouldn't have happened.
Simon: All right, I tell you what. After we go and get those photos from the bank, I'm gonna take you down to that little jewelry store on Pearl Street and I'm gonna steal you whatever you want.
Katie: You're sweet. But the things that got stolen? They're family heirlooms. They've been passed throughout my family. They're irreplaceable.
Simon: All right. I'm gonna tell you right now, they're not lost. 'Cause I'm gonna get you're jewelry back.
Henry: Look, just because Simon rescued Katie from the nuthouse doesn't mean you're going to give up on Pilar, does it? You're still going to arrest her.
Margo: Look, even if Pilar is responsible for setting Katie up --
Henry: Even if? Margo --
Margo: Where's the proof? Where is the proof? Simon's back now, so Pilar isn't going to go after Katie now. We're not going to catch her in the act. And besides, other than filing a false police report, what kind of crime did she commit?
Henry: Try breaking and entering? And grand theft?]í
Mike: I didn't hear you come in last night.
Pilar: I'm sorry. I didn't have anywhere else to go. But I've got a few leads on apartments --
Mike: Good. You should know Katieís home.
Pilar: What?! She escaped!
Mike: No, she's been discharged. Her husband's back.
Pilar: Her husband. You mean the guy who walked out on her?
Mike: He's back.
Pilar: Since when? You actually saw him?
Mike: Yes, I saw him.
Pilar: And he's staying?
Mike: Who knows? Who cares?
Pilar: You care. Only why should you admit you're jealous when it's so much easier to take it out on me?
Jack: Thank you. Brunch is on me.
Carly: I still have a few dollars left.
Jack: I could get used to this, you know.
Carly: You might just have to. Barbara said this is just the beginning.
Jack: I knew you could handle it, babe. You had the talent. You just needed the chance to prove it. And I hope you know how proud I am of you. We never got a chance to celebrate, with Craig grabbing Cabot, Rosanna marrying Jordan --
Carly: I was hoping that all of that would die down when we got back.
Jack: With Stenbeck involved? Are you kidding me? It's gonna get worse. You know that.
Carly: Don't say it.
Jack: I have to.
Carly: I know you're right. But Rosannaís my sister. And B.R.O. I can't give that up, not now.
Jack: All I'm saying is, proceed with caution. We know Stenbeckís got an agenda, obviously. Let's just wait and see what it is. Meantime, do your best to stay out of the line of fire.
Jennifer: What do you suddenly have against Jordan?
Barbara: I am not very comfortable with my daughter being involved with a married man --
Jennifer: In name only --
Barbara: But when there's a child, you never know.
Jennifer: Mother, the child is the whole reason that Rosanna wanted to marry him in the first place. She thought it was the only way that she could keep Cabot. But it's not like she actually had feelings for him.
Barbara: Okay, you might think this is very noble, but it doesn't ring true to me. Because, you see, Rosanna Cabot is a very wealthy woman. And Jordan Sinclair is a very ambitious young man. You said so yourself when I hired him. You said that you thought he was snowing me. Well I'm telling you now, I think he's snowing you. He's just found a softer berth!
Jennifer: Mother, you couldn't be more wrong! Jordan and Rosanna are fighting over Cabot.
Barbara: Well, how good can that be for Cabot?
Jennifer: It's not a love match.
Barbara: I mean, does he even know who the mother is? Does he even remember? It's all so sordid, Jennifer. And the only thing that's going to happen is that you're going to get hurt.
Jennifer: Listen Mom, I appreciate you looking out for me. But I trust Jordan --
Barbara: Okay, well, if he's so trustworthy, you just tell him to keep his distance from you.
Jennifer: I don't want him to keep his distance!
Barbara: Then just promise me that what happened last night, won't happen again until you're sure.
Jennifer: Until I'm sure of what?!
Barbara: That he is who he says he is. And that he's free. Come on, Jennifer, please promise me you're not going to be intimate with him again. Please, promise me that.
Jennifer: I am in love with him!
Barbara: I don't want to hear it! I don't want to hear it, Jennifer!
Jennifer: Okay, fine. Then this conversation is over.
Barbara: Please, Jen! Give me a week.
Jordan: What'd she say?
Jennifer: Oh, the usual she's afraid I'm going to get hurt.
Jordan: She thinks I'm going to hurt you?
Jennifer: Well, you know. You're married, and you have a child --
Jordan: But the marriage is in name only --
Jennifer: I know. You don't need to explain it to me.
Jordan: Well, maybe she's right. Maybe I should just keep my distance until --
Jennifer: I don't want you keep your distance.
Jordan: And I don't want you be compromised Jen. This is a small town --
Jennifer: Are you kidding? I'm a saint compared to my mother. No worries on that score.
Jordan: Still, if you have any doubts -- I'm not talking about the marriage. That can be dissolved. But my child -- he's not going to go anywhere, Jen.
Jennifer: Hey, hey. I adore Cabot. And I am crazy about his father.
Jordan: I'm very happy to hear that. Because his father is crazy about you.
Rosanna: Hey, if you know something that would prevent Jordan from marrying your sister, you have to tell me.
Paul: Well, for one thing, my mother would never allow it. I -- we all know how lethal my mother can be when she doesn't approve a fiancť.
Rosanna: I thought she liked Jordan.
Paul: Well, as an employee. But not as a son-in-law. I mean, after marrying you. And fathering a child he doesn't even remember? What mother would encourage that relationship?
Rosanna: Yeah. Okay, you have a point. But I don't think it would discourage Jennifer. Or Jordan, if he wants sole custody. All he has to do is marry her and that seals the deal. There's something else. Tell me. Please.
Paul: I have a few thoughts. But I can't back any of it up.
Rosanna: Come on, if you know something, you have to tell me. You have to, okay? I know there're no guarantees. I just need it. I need something. I need a little hope. Please.
Paul: I have a suspicion that James might be more involved in this than we think.
Rosanna: What do you mean, more involved?
Paul: Well, it's like I said. It's just a feeling. I don't have any proof. Look, I -- I don't really want to talk to you about this until I have confirmation. I don't want -- the last thing I want is for you to be alarmed.
Rosanna: I'm not alarmed.
Paul: Rosanna, really, I shouldn't have said anything.
Rosanna: But you did.
Paul: Okay. It's like I said, I would prefer to have this conversation after I've confirmed a few things. But I'll tell you my half-baked idea if you really want to know. But are you ready to hear this?
Rosanna: I want to know. I want to know exactly what you're thinking, good or bad.
Paul: There's a chance that Jordan might be James' son. And if that's true, James is going to do anything he can to protect his interests Ė
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Barbara: Where are we going?
Paul: Why don't you get dressed. I'll tell you on the way to the airport.
Carly: Look what he did to Rose, to his mother, to you. He's one of the reasons you lost Cabot the first time. And now you're going to listen to him?
Katie: Snickers is happily cuddling with faux in his cage.
Simon: Good to hear.
Katie: Now what was this you were saying about being able to get my jewelry back?
Simon: Well, whoever took it's gonna have to fence it. So I know that world, who to talk to, who to smack down.
Katie: No, I don't want you to do anything dangerous.
Simon: No danger, I was kidding. I have much more -- polite methods of making things right, these days.
Simon: Yes. I'm gonna get your jewelry back.
Katie: Well, that would be great.
Simon: You see? How nice is it to have a conman back in the house.
Katie: A reformed conman. Look, I don't want you to feel like you have to prove anything to me.
Simon: Well, I do. I let you down. But I want the chance to make it up to you, if you'll let me.
Henry: Look I didn't want to say anything in front of Katie and Simon -- but this robbery has Pilarís fingerprints all over it. Not literally, of course. I mean, she's too smart for that. I think. But Margo, the point is -- look at the facts. All right? She knew that we were at Deerbrook. She knew the house would be empty. And we know that she was working with Russ Terry.
Margo: Yes, but Russ Terry was in jail --
Henry: For weeks. Until suddenly -- just after I talked to him, he paid his bail bondsman. $5,000. Which I'll bet you is the exact street value of everything that we just lost. Pilar is our burglar.
Mike: I'm glad Simonís back. It's simpler this way. At least I know that Katieís taken care of. She was never gonna get past her feelings for him anyway. So, it's better for both of us.
Pilar: You don't have to pretend with me. I know you still love her.
Mike: What I feel for Katie is none of your business.
Pilar: I'm just trying to make you feel better.
Mike: I don't know what you're trying to do, but I'm tired of it.
Pilar: What was that?
Mike: I didn't hear anything.
Pilar: You didn't hear that noise? Outside?
Pilar: See? I don't know if there's a tree branch falling or if someone's out there.
Jennifer: So are you going to go see Cabot again today?
Jordan: Sorry. I was just watching a beautiful woman brush her hair. Cabot. Absolutely. But I have to pursue something first. I know that Rosanna and Paul went to see James Stenbeck. They said that he told them nothing. But given the fact that they've lied about everything --
Jennifer: Well, and not to mention that James Stenbeck is a notorious liar.
Jordan: And then some. I did some research on the guy. He's a criminal legend.
Jennifer: They have him locked down like Hannibal Lecter.
Jordan: Still, I have to talk to him. I mean, he obviously knows that Cabot is my son. But, why beat around the bush? I mean, if he wanted to reunite us, why not just send me a letter? Why finagle Rosanna into marrying me. I mean, none of it makes any sense. Anyway, I called the prison and they don't accept any visitors. Only family. Do you think maybe your mother would --?
Jennifer: Oh, forget about it. You mention his name, and she'll lose what's left of her mind. Well, what about Paul?
Jordan: Well, he's firmly on Rosannaís side. And they're both determined to take Cabot away from me.
Jennifer: They canít. Because he's your son.
Jordan: Still, they're going to make it as difficult as possible. They've proven that. Let's see, Stenbeck is in maximum security -- no doubt, with cases pending --
Jordan: I think I figured out who can get us in there. That is, if he's willing.
Paul: I shouldn't have said anything. Look, I'm probably wrong. Okay, I get very paranoid. Especially when it comes to -- you just have to ignore me.
Rosanna: I knew there was a reason that Stenbeck wanted me to marry Jordan, but I completely missed the obvious.
Paul: No, you don't know -- look, this is my father -- this could all be random.
Rosanna: It's not. Think about it. If Jordan is Cabotís father -- which he is. And if you're right -- oh my God. Cabot is Stenbeckís grandson.
Paul: Not Cabotís fault.
Rosanna: Of course not. But we both know what that means. Stenbeck will do anything to protect him.
Paul: Look -- okay -- don't -- James wouldn't set all this up just to have Jordan take it apart. And for whatever reason, he wants you and Jordan to both be Cabotís parents. Don't forget, he deliberately picked you to be Cabotís mother.
Rosanna: So I'm supposed to be flattered by this?
Paul: I don't know about that. Look, what I'm saying is I thing you're on pretty secure footing, here. All right, don't get ahead of yourself. Have your investigators turned anything up about Jordan? Have the lawyers figured out some way out of this adoptive agreement?
Rosanna: Uh -- no and -- no.
Paul: Let me know -- let me know when they do.
Rosanna: You'll let me know when you know anything, okay?
Paul: Of course.
Rosanna: Hey -- if this is true. If your father -- if you're right. Cabot's going to need me more than ever.
Paul: Yes, he will.
Barbara: We're too late.
Paul: Too late for what?
Barbara: He's in there. He spent the night.
Paul: Oh. Okay --
Barbara: No, it's not okay. It's not okay. Because she could be his sister.
Paul: Just calm down, all right?
Barbara: I could kill James.
Paul: We don't know everything yet. There could be no connection. None at all --
Barbara: Really? Then why the lock of hair? The picture? The clues that James has sent me?
Paul: So that this would happen. So that you would completely freak out. And look at you, you're playing right into James' hands.
Barbara: You're right. It's just the shock of seeing them together.
Paul: Well, I can imagine. I -- look, what's done is done. We can't do anything about it. Are you well enough to travel? Because I need your help.
Barbara: Where are we going?
Paul: Why don't you get dressed. I'll tell you on the way to the airport.
Jack: Hey, Jennifer. Jordan.
Jordan: Hey, Jack? Could we speak to you for a minute?
Jennifer: We stopped by the station. They said you were here.
Jack: What's on your mind?
Jordan: First of all, I want to thank you for everything with Rosanna. I've been able to spend some time with my son. It's a miracle.
Jack: Well, I'm glad I could be of help. But, did you figure out yet why Rosanna was dragged into this mess? You know it was no accident, her ending up with Cabot.
Jordan: I know. I've been racking my brains trying to figure out some kind of connection. But at this point, all I have is more questions. So I was hoping that maybe you could help me get some answers.
Jack: Well, if I were you, I'd start with Stenbeck. It's his party.
Jordan: You read my mind.
Carly: Hi. How you doing?
Rosanna: Well, I thought you were Jordan.
Carly: Is he planning to come by?
Rosanna: I don't care what he's planning. I'm going to stop him.
Carly: Rosanna, I know that don't like me saying this, but it's the truth. Jordan is Cabot's father.
Rosanna: He supplied the sperm. That doesn't make him the father.
Carly: Yes. Yes, actually, it does. And I think it's a big mistake to make him an enemy.
Rosanna: He is the enemy.
Carly: No. Rosanna, this is the same sweet guy who agreed to marry you so you could get Cabot back. At great cost to himself, I might add. The fact that he wants to be there for his child is --
Rosanna: I can't believe I can't make you understand this. Jordan is going to try to take Cabot from me.
Carly: If you fight him, he will. And you will lose. He is the biological parent. It's better to welcome him with open arms and try to show him that this can work.
Rosanna: It can't work.
Carly: Why not? Cabot needs love. As much love as possible. And I know from my own experience that if his father wants to be part of his life, you do not have the right to keep him away.
Rosanna: Why aren't you on my side?
Carly: I am on your side. I want this to work for you. And I think it can. If you make Jordan an ally.
Rosanna: Paul thinks I can get full custody.
Carly: Paul's just telling you what you want to hear. That's part of his charm, isn't it? He hones in on what he thinks you want and tells you he can get it for you.
Rosanna: Well, at least he understands how I'm feeling.
Carly: We all understand it. It's just -- Jack and I are thinking long-term. Family law always sides with biology. Which is why I'm telling you to make nice with Jordan.
Rosanna: Paul thinks that if we can find something damning in Jordanís background, we can use it against him. And that the court will rule against him.
Carly: You're reaching. The only thing you have on your side is Jordanís good will.
Rosanna: What good will? He's furious with me.
Carly: And why is that, Rosanna? Because Paul told you to lie to him and take the baby and run. Listen, I happen to like Paul, but sometimes he can go a little nuts. Look what he did to rose, to his mother, to you. He's one of the reasons you lost Cabot the first time. And now you're going to listen to him?
Simon: Look, after everything I've put you through -- the grief, the loneliness. At least if I can get your jewelry back, I'll feel like I've done something good for you for a change.
Katie: Okay. But just remember, we're together now, okay? We're married. I don't want you to have to worry about anything.
Margo: That's some theory, Henry.
Henry: I know. I know. It's a little far-fetched, but --
Margo: Still. I think it's time to pay Ms. Domingo a visit.
Pilar: I was getting worried. Did you find something?
Mike: A few squirrels. There's nothing out there.
Russ: Hey, man!
Mike: Get off my property!
Russ: Hey, you tell her that Russ Terry is back on the street! And one of these days I am gonna make her pay for what she did to me.
Rosanna: I feel like you are telling to me to give up. To accept Jordan as Cabotís only legitimate parent. And that I have no rights, no hope of raising Cabot as my own.
Carly: No. What I'm telling you is that you have a very serious problem. But you can get what you want if you're careful. The fact that you thought the adoption was legal, the fact that you cared for Cabot for months, that you happen to be a pretty terrific mother willing to make a lifelong commitment, that's not nothing. And with Jordanís blessing -- which you have had up until now -- you could have everything you want.
Rosanna: But not full custody.
Carly: Rosanna, the point is Cabot needs you. But he also needs his father. And Jordan is a good guy. If he's willing to stand up, then you should be happy about that. You should be working together.
Rosanna: Hmm-mm. That's not what I want. And I don't think that's what's best for Cabot. Cabot needs to know that his home is with me. And that his father isn't going to drag him off to Tokyo or Rangoon for a new wife or a new job.
Carly: And what's to stop you from moving to Tokyo or Rangoon, Rosanna? Don't you go there a couple of times a year yourself?
Rosanna: I know you love me, but you are not on my side.
Carly: Don't say that.
Rosanna: I would have been long gone if you hadn't told Jack about what I was planning.
Carly: Long gone? With Stenbeckís people on your trail?
Rosanna: Yes. And that's exactly the point. Paul knows his father better than anyone. If there's going to be a war over this child, I need Paul on my side.
Jack: I've spent half my career on Stenbeck. The man's a one-man crime wave.
Jennifer: Yeah. I know he's up on some federal charges.
Jack: What hasn't the guy been up on? Seriously. I've nailed him a couple times myself -- both here in Oakdale and when I was with the bureau.
Jordan: I need to talk to him, Jack. Can you get me in to see him?
Barbara: So are you going to tell me where we're going?
Barbara: Well, this is the photo that James sent me.
Paul: Right. Taken there at our lady of mercy home for children. I went online. I found it. I talked to the receptionist this morning.
Barbara: Where is it?
Paul: Buffalo. I've already filed a flight plan.
Barbara: Well, let's just hope there's someone there remembers Jordan Sinclair.
Paul: Let's hope someone there remembers James Stenbeck.
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