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As The World Turns Transcript Tuesday 7/20/04

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Jack: Tell him not to worry. Ms. McKinnonís with us right now. Yeah. No, everything's fine, but I want an officer posted at my house ASAP. Thanks. Sounds like you gave Officer Kent quite a wallop.

Molly: I just -- I heard him on the phone, and suddenly, I was just sure that he was selling me out to Starziak.

Jack: No, Molly, he was talking to me. I was calling to check on you.

Molly: Oh, my God -- oh, what is wrong with me?

Jack: Well, you're scared out of your ever-loving mind, that's what.

Carly: And who can blame you after what you've been through, honey?

Molly: I just -- oh, god, I just can't take it. Starziak just keeps coming after me. I'm afraid he's not gonna stop.

Jack: No, Molly, he's going to jail. Once the trial starts and you testify and that other witness testifies, he's gonna be put away for a very, very long time.

Molly: You have to catch him before he can stand trial.

Jack: We're working on it.

Molly: Oh, God. I just feel like Iím going crazy. I mean, I swear, I can just see him and feel him watching me and waiting for me at every corner.

Jack: Okay, why don't you let me call a trauma counselor for you? Okay?

Molly: No, no, no. I don't -- I don't want to talk to anybody.

Carly: Why, Molly? You've been through hell. I think you need to talk to a professional.

Molly: No. No. I just -- I just need to fall asleep hearing the kids' voices down the hall. Sage and parker -- they're the best medicine.

Carly: Molly, I don't think that's going to do the trick.

Molly: Do you have any idea how safe it feels to just, you know, be in the middle of normal kid stuff? Just let me be a part of your family tonight.

Carly: Oh, come on, Molly, you're always a part of it. You're my cousin.

Jack: Why don't you stay here with us? We'd love it. Right, honey?

Molly: Please, Carly.

Carly: Yeah. Okay. I'll go make up the guest bed.

Lucy: I've been looking everywhere for you.

Sierra: Well, what a warm welcome.

Lucy: Well, I missed you. And we never get to hang out anymore. There's some stuff I want to talk to you about.

Craig: Don't worry. I'll go in the bedroom, give you two ladies some privacy. [Cell phone rings] hello?

Hal: Craig, I need you to come down to the station.

Craig: Why?

Hal: Just trying to tie up a few loose ends in the Don Creel murder. If you can't come to me, I can come to you.

Craig: No, I'll be there. Ladies, its kismet. An old friend wants to get together. So the place is all yours.

Dusty: What did you think about that meeting that you, me and Craig had in the alley -- remember?

Alan: What about it?

Dusty: What did I tell you guys?

Alan: You said that you knew where Lucy was hidden. Then when we got there, she was gone.

Dusty: Right. Because somebody tipped off the kidnappers.

Alan: So you know who did it, then.

Dusty: Two people knew where Lucy was. Two. You and Craig. One of you guys tipped off Creel.

Alan: You son of a -- you've got a lot of nerve.

Dusty: And you've got none, my friend. None. Did you tip him? Did you tip Creel off or not? Yes or no?

Alan: There were three of us who knew, Donovan. Her father, who loves her. Me, who loves her mother. And you, who, from what I've heard, would steal a watch off a corpse. So if one of us were to tell Creel, Iím betting the farm it was you.

Rosanna: You're going to take Jennifer away for two whole weeks?

Jordan: Yeah, I have a friend who sails the Greek Islands every year.

Jennifer: Sounds like heaven, doesn't it?

Paul: Yeah, it sounds a little like heaven. I think it's very romantic. Don't you think so, Rosanna?

[Rosanna remembering]

James: A man living in the same house while you and Jordan are trying to find your way. I mean, I may be a bit old-fashioned, but that's not a good idea.

Rosanna: What do you want me to do?

James: Forget about an annulment. Take some responsibility and consummate your marriage.

Paul: Well, I think it's great that you two are getting away. You completely deserve it.

Rosanna: No. You can't leave, Jordan. It's out of the question.

Jennifer: Do you mind telling me why Jordan and I are not allowed to take a trip together?

Rosanna: Because Cabot needs Jordan to keep him safe. He needs all of us to keep him safe.

Jordan: He is safe, Rosanna. I gave James what he wanted -- a visit with his grandson. I think that'll hold him for a little while. Don't you agree? At least until Jennifer and I get back.

Paul: I think Jordanís right. I think we've bought ourselves a little time. And, hey, while you lovebirds are gone, I'll stay close to home for Cabotís sake, and I won't even go to the office. I'll work from here.

Jennifer: Well, you can't argue with that.

Rosanna: Yeah, right. Maybe I was overreacting.

Paul: Maybe just a little.

Jennifer: I appreciate it, Paul.

Jordan: Yeah, thank you. This means a lot to us.

Paul: Great! Come on, let's celebrate.

Jordan: Oh, right. The birthday boy! Is it okay if I get him up from his nap?

Rosanna: Yeah. Oh, yes, of course.

Paul: Rosanna, listen, I meant what I said, all right? I won't let anything happen to Cabot. And, well, look at it this way -- with Jennifer and Jordan gone, it gives us some time alone.

Rosanna: How can you say that, when you have ruined everything? Everything.

Sierra: Give your father time. He'll let go.

Lucy: When? Daddy and grandmother are smothering me now more than ever. I mean, I have a bodyguard.

Sierra: You were almost kidnapped.

Lucy: I know. And that's okay. I will deal with the bodyguard, but I need to find some way of having some privacy, a little space.

Sierra: Because?

Lucy: Do you remember when I learned how to ride a bike?

Sierra: Your father nearly had a heart attack.

Lucy: Exactly. He ran behind me the whole way saying, "Iíll catch you when you fall." And I always expected to fall. But that's why Dusty's so amazing.

Sierra: Dusty?

Lucy: When we were in hiding and he had to go out, he trusted me to take care of things, and he made me realize that I was capable. That's why he's so important to me. And that's why I was willing to do whatever it took to get him out of jail. Fortunately, I didn't have to do anything.

Sierra: So you're saying he's been released?

Lucy: Yeah, the medical examiner said there was no way he could possibly have killed Don Creel.

Sierra: Well, then, you must be relieved.

Lucy: I am. Now that he's free, I'd like to spend some time with him and get a chance to figure some things out.

Sierra: Figure out what? Just say it, honey. Really.

Lucy: Dusty says he cares about me. And I need to know exactly what that means, because I care about him, too.

Dusty: I care about her. And I would think, if you're in love with her mother, you would care about her, too. If you were a man. Am I wrong?

Alan: Of course I care about Lucy. I just want to make sure it wasn't you who Creel was reporting to.

Dusty: It wasnít.

Alan: So if you didn't tip off Creel as to Lucyís whereabouts, and I didn't --

Dusty: Then what are we talking about? One guy -- Craig Montgomery.

Craig: Hal, what do you need me for? Didn't Dusty Donovan kill Creel?

Hal: Well, not according to the medical examiner. Donovan's been released.

Craig: Why?

Hal: Creel bled out, and he took a long time to do it. According to an eyewitness who saw Donovan entering the building, Dusty didn't get there until the last few minutes the guy was alive.

Craig: Well, I'm glad I have an iron-clad alibi, then. Otherwise, you'd really be looking at me.

Hal: Right, you said you were in the shower when the murder occurred. Can you tell me exactly what time that shower started?

Craig: Hal, I don't punch a time clock naked.

Hal: Well, could you give me a naked approximation?

Craig: Yeah, it was approximately 10:00. But I think Lily already corroborated that.

Hal: Hmm. And that's why Iíve asked her to join us. She should be here any minute. You must be very happy that your partner's been cleared of murder, hmm?

Craig: Hal, suddenly I feel like Iím a suspect here, and I don't know why.

Hal: Well, Craig, it's off something Creel said just before he died. He said that the person who set up the kidnapping was Lucyís father.

Sierra: When you say that you care about Dusty, are you saying that you're in love with him?

Lucy: I'm not sure. You know, the way I feel about him is so different from the way I ever felt about Aaron.

Sierra: Different how?

Lucy: Aaron always talked about being there for me. Dusty is. I feel safe with him.

Sierra: Well, he protected you through a very scary time. Of course you're going to feel grateful to him.

Lucy: No, it's not just that. It's -- he's honest. I know a lot of other people would disagree with me. But he tells me the truth.

Sierra: Well, that's a nice quality in a man.

Lucy: Is that why you fell in love with Alan?

Sierra: That's one of the reasons. He added a few more to the list, though.

Lucy: I'm so glad you understand.

Sierra: Understand what?

Lucy: That I need to see where this thing with Dusty is going. Even if it means I can't go to college.

Dusty: Two things drive Craig Montgomery -- money and his kids. He's almost out of the first, and on the second, he's running real low.

Alan: So what you're saying -- he'd have someone snatch his own daughter so, what, he can collect the ransom?

Dusty: No, so he can play the part of hero when it comes time to rescuing her.

Alan: That's -- that's sick.

Dusty: That's desperate. Al, you know, when his wife divorced him for illegally adopting a baby, he lost everything. Cash, property, cars. You know the worst thing he lost? His daughter's respect.

Alan: If this turns out to be true, have you thought about what this could do to Lucy? To think that her own father would use her this way?

Dusty: Well, that's why Iím not saying anything until I can prove it.

Alan: If you can prove it.

Dusty: The proof is out there. I'll find it.

Craig: Did he say my name? Or did he say "Lucyís father"?

Hal: You are Lucyís father, aren't you?

Craig: Yeah, well, sure, but I'm not in jail, am I? And if you were sure, Hal, you would have moved on it by now. I think you're snowing me here.

Hal: I'm not doing anything, Craig. You have an alibi. And I respect that. [Knock at door] ah, Lily.

Lily: Hello, Hal. I got here --

Hal: Hi. Come on in.

Lily: Craig?

Hal: Craig, yes. He's here helping me with this investigation.

Lily: Oh, okay.

Hal: Here, have a seat. Lily, what I need from you --

Lily: Thank you.

Hal: -- Is for you to be just a little bit more specific about Craigís movements the morning of Don Creel's murder.

Lily: I told you everything that I know.

Hal: Mm, tell me again.

Lily: Okay. I brought Craig some towels around 10:00, and he was singing.

Hal: Singing.

Lily: Singing.

Hal: Right. That's what I have here. What I don't have is visual confirmation.

Craig: Well, I could have hardly invited her in for a duet.

Lily: Thank you.

Hal: Well, still, it's a shame you didn't see him.

Craig: She was dropping off towels, Hal, for Peteís sake.

Hal: Lily?

Lily: I did see him a little while after that at the house.

Craig: Uh-huh.

Hal: How much later?

Lily: Okay, about 10:00 -- I don't know. I'm not sure, actually.

Hal: Well, 10 minutes? 15 minutes? What?

Lily: A half hour. About.

Hal: A half hour?

Lily: Yeah.

Hal: Hmm. Well, thanks for coming in.

Lily: Is everything all right?

Hal: I'm sorry. I'm late for a meeting.

Craig: Well, can you tell me what this means?

Hal: Yes, it means your iron-clad alibi just fell apart.

Lily: Oh, my. I'm sorry. I'm so sorry. I was just trying to help you.

Craig: I know, I know. Lily, if I confide in you, can you keep it confidential?

Lily: Of course. What?

Craig: I just heard something extremely disturbing, and I need to talk about it with somebody I can trust.

Molly: Carly, these sketches are amazing. Oh, I hope you don't mind my looking through them.

Carly: No. Of course not.

Molly: Or making myself a sandwich? I just saw the tuna, and suddenly I was starving --

Carly: No, that's okay. Help yourself. I just came down to tell you that the guest bed is made up. And there are some clean PJs on the pillow.

Molly: Oh, thanks. I mean, I was so afraid, I ran out of there without even a toothbrush.

Carly: Well, there's a new one in the bathroom. It's pink with sparkles.

Molly: Perfect. Are you sure Sage doesn't mind that Iím using her room?

Carly: Now, don't be silly. My kids love you. You know that.

Jack: I have here the perfect complement to that tuna sandwich.

Molly: I'm just gonna take this upstairs and unwind.

Jack: You -- you don't look happy.

Carly: That tuna was for Parker's lunch tomorrow.

Jack: Uh-huh.

Carly: And there's a big grease smear on one of my drawings.

Jack: Go on.

Carly: And you totally caved, Jack.

Jack: Caved?

Carly: I told you that I thought Lily did the right thing asking Molly to leave. I mean, her presence there put their kids in danger.

Jack: True.

Carly: And then, ding-dong, Molly shows up on our doorstep, and you invite her to stay! What about our kids?

Jack: Honey, she's family. What'd you want me to say? "I'm sorry, Molly. You're running with a rough crowd. Get lost"?

Carly: No. No, I want to help her. I'm just scared for Parker and for Sage. This guy Starziak is no joke.

Jack: Well, lucky for you you've got a cop right here in the house and another one right out there on the porch. And I promise you, this one's not going to be sleeping on the job. I would die before I let anything happen to you and the kids.

Carly: Don't say things like that.

Jack: Everything's gonna be fine. Molly really needs us right now.

Carly: I know. I just wish she weren't such a magnet for trouble. I guess it's true what they say, isn't it? You can pick your friends but not your family.

Paul: Nothing's ruined. We're going to celebrate Cabotís birthday.

Rosanna: And then what?

Paul: And then get on with our lives.

Rosanna: Somebody should tell that to your father.

Paul: Rosanna, listen to me.

Rosanna: Look, I don't care what Jordan thinks. James Stenbeck controls everything.

Paul: Yeah, because we give him the power. Jennifer and Jordan are taking a stand. And I think that's the right thing to do. If they pretend that what James wants doesn't matter, then they can free themselves from him.

Rosanna: I'll never be free.

Paul: Rosanna, listen. You need -- you need to trust me.

Rosanna: I do. It's just that --

Paul: What? It's just -- it's what?

Jordan: One birthday boy coming in for a landing. [Jordan makes airplane noises] go for it, Cabot. Go for it. Rosanna, you got the video camera?

Rosanna: Yeah. I'll get it.

Paul: Rosanna? What were you going to say?

Rosanna: Nothing. It wasn't important.

Paul: Look, don't shut me out, all right? I can help. If that is what you want from me?

Rosanna: I do. I do. I want that so much.

Paul: Come here.

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Carly: You can leave this house if you want to but not until you hear what I have to say.

Rosanna: He loves you.

Paul: It's a good thing. I love him. And I'm falling in love with his mother.

Sierra: Ah, well, Dusty is a -- a very interesting man. But to drop out of school before you've even started, for a romance --

Lucy: I'm not saying that Iím gonna drop out of school. I was thinking about getting a deferment or something.

Sierra: Oh, well, that's something. But you'll most certainly lose your fellowship.

Lucy: Yeah, I know. Mom, Dusty and I have this connection.

Sierra: Does he feel the connection, too?

Lucy: He thinks Iím too young for him.

Sierra: Well, he is a bit older.

Lucy: Yeah, but that doesn't matter to me. We didn't ask to be thrown together. We just were. And I know it's because Dusty and I belong together.

Craig: So Hal told me this guy Creel talked before he died.

Lily: Did he name his killer?

Craig: Well, what he said was Ėnever never mind.

Lily: Hey! No, no. What is it? Tell me.

Craig: He said that Lucyís father was responsible for the kidnapping. Now, if it wasn't me, it would have to be --

Lily: Alan. Oh, Alan. You think that Creel meant Lucyís stepfather?

Craig: Yeah. It's crazy. Crazy.

Lily: No, no. You know, what's crazy is that Hal has not connected the dots. Come on. Let's go.

Sierra: Alan! What a surprise.

Alan: Your mother said you were here. Lucy. Heard you were having a mother-daughter chat. Did it go well?

Lucy: Yeah, I think my mom made it through just fine.

Sierra: I didn't really have a choice. My lovely daughter has turned into a formidable young woman.

Lucy: Well, I had a great role model.

Sierra: So tell me, where have you been? You weren't at Lucindaís all this time, I hope.

Alan: Actually, I spent most of it with Dusty Donovan.

Lucy: Is he -- is he at Metro?

Alan: You know, he's a tough guy to figure out. Although I will say he's very protective of you.

Lucy: I have to go.

Sierra: There's something more, isn't there?

Alan: I'm afraid so.

Jack: Maybe it's a good thing we can't choose our relatives. A family is a triumph of love over differences, right? If it weren't, there's no way you and Rosanna would be as close now.

Carly: No. I'm not saying I want Molly to belong to somebody else. I'm just scared and nervous that she's going to lead Starziak right to our home.

[Sage starts crying]

Jack: I'll get her.

Carly: Okay.

Jack: Molly.

Molly: I, um, forgot my soda.

Jack: Hold on, baby. Daddy's coming.

Molly: It left a ring on your good table. I'll just go get a paper towel.

Carly: Oh, no, no. Parker's spent the last seven years doing his worst to that table. The water mark will feel right at home.

Carly: How much did you hear?

Molly: Enough to know when Iím not welcome.

Carly: Oh, Molly, I didn't mean to hurt your feelings. You know, honestly.

Molly: You know, I don't know why these things keep happening to me. Do you think I wanted to be trapped in an abandoned building and nearly raped? You know, I didn't bring any of this on myself.

Carly: No, no, I know. I didn't say you did.

Molly: And, you know, I have -- I have made some lousy choices, but Starziak wasn't one of them. No, no. I inherited him from Dusty Donovan!

Carly: Please try to understand me, Molly. I'm just worried about my children. That's all.

Molly: I understand. And that is why I will be out of your precious house in ten minutes.

Carly: You get right back here! You can leave this house if you want to, but not until you hear what I have to say.

Jordan: I'll call you tomorrow and let you know our vacation dates. Okay?

Rosanna: Okay.

Jordan: Ready?

Jennifer: Hmm, yeah.

Rosanna: Bye.

[Rosanna sighs]

Paul: Here's to you.

Rosanna: Thank you.

Paul: You're a wonderful mother.

Rosanna: Thank you. Isn't Cabot the most beautiful child you've ever seen?

Paul: Absolutely. Yeah, he can't -- he can't help that thing with his ears.

Rosanna: What do you mean? What's wrong with his ears?

Paul: Nothing. They're perfect. You know, in a stick-out-of- your-head-in-the-wrong-way kind of way.

Rosanna: Oh, that's terrible. That's part of his charm. Has he ever done his "buzz, buzz, bumblebee" thing for you?

Paul: No. Oh, I thought it was the Bronx cheer.

Rosanna: He would never do that. He loves you.

Paul: That's a good thing. I love him. He and I'm falling in love with his mother. I love you.

Molly: Oh, I heard you, all right. You want me out of your precious little --

Carly: You stop it right there. You showed up on my doorstep. You brought your problems into my home.

Molly: Well, there were plenty of times when you were the one in need, and I always came through for you.

Carly: And I haven't done the same for you? Who came to the police station a few months ago when you were charged with planting evidence on Dusty Donovan? And why the hell did you decide to partner up with that guy, anyway? Molly, what were you thinking?

Molly: That I would have someplace to go. Something to do at the end of the day when everybody else went home to their families. Ever since Jake died, there has been no one for me at the other side of that door.

Carly: Jake's death was a tragedy. But you can't keep reliving it. The world didn't stop when we buried him, Molly.

Molly: Yeah, well, your world might not have. Mine sure did.

Carly: You're right. I'm sorry. There's no way I can know what you've been through. But I do love you. I never stopped.

Molly: I love you, too. I'm sorry.

Carly: I can't fix this problem for you, you know. You're gonna have to do that yourself.

Molly: I know. I know.

Parker: Mom, Mom!

Carly: Hey, what is it, buddy?

Parker: When is she going home?

Carly: Let's get you back to your computer game, okay?

Paul: I love you.

Rosanna: I know.

Paul: That is not quite the response I was hoping for.

Rosanna: Oh, it's just --

Paul: It's just what?

Rosanna: Your father. He's in a maximum security prison, and he seems to know everything we do, every move we make.

Paul: It's a trick. He wants you to think that he's omnipresent. But he's not. He can't -- can't see us. If I do this -- he's completely in the dark. And if I do this -- he has no clue at all.

Rosanna: Are you sure?

[Cabot starts crying]

Rosanna: Oh, Cabot. Oh, not now.

Paul: You took the words right out of my mouth.

Rosanna: Paul -- wait. I canít. I'm sorry. I'm sorry.

[Cabot crying]

Sierra: What exactly is wrong?

Alan: Dusty Donovan implied that Craig was very controlling where Lucy was concerned.

Sierra: Well, Lucyís been feeling the same way. She's in desperate need of some breathing room. You know, it wasn't always like that. When she was little, Craig was her hero. But then when she started to grow up, she needed him to get out of the way, and he just couldn't do it. That's why I got him this.

Alan: Nice.

Sierra: Well, that's one thing about Craig. No matter what all his problems are, he always loved his children without any reservation. He is definitely a man who would do anything for his children. Anything.

Craig: We can't just go charging into Halís office.

Lily: Why not? I bet you that he has not even thought of the fact that when Creel said "Lucyís father," he meant Alan, not you.

Craig: Yes, but these are just my suspicions. I don't want to upset Sierra. I don't want to upset Lucy. Right? Now, you -- your mother did a background check on Alan.

Lily: Yes.

Craig: Did she come up with anything?

Lily: No. Nothing. He's either squeaky clean or really good at covering his tracks.

Craig: Oh, okay. Well, I guess we should let this drop.

Lily: What are you talking about? He's married to my sister. If Lucyís talking about going to Montega with them, how can we be sure that she will be safe?

Craig: Exactly.

Lily: You know, when Luke was kidnapped, the whole world turned upside-down. I didn't trust anybody to find him except for Holden.

Craig: And he did.

Lily: He did. But that -- yes. But that was a huge responsibility for him. Looking back, we should have had more people to help. Come on.

Craig: Lil, I know what you're saying, and I appreciate it. I do. But I don't want to do anything to force Alanís hand here. All right? Let's just wait and see what develops. Okay? We know that Lucy will be safe as long as she stays in Oakdale with me.

Lily: All right.

Craig: All right.

Lily: All right. For now. But I'm telling you -- I don't know long I can keep these suspicions of yours a secret. For now.

Craig: That's what I'm counting on, Lily. That's what I'm counting on.

Lucy: One cheeseburger, medium, with everything on it.

Dusty: Did you not know that we serve food here at this fine establishment?

Lucy: Yes, I did, but I wanted to get you something that actually tasted good.

Dusty: I should throw you out of here, you know that? Come here. Sit down. We got live entertainment tonight.

Lucy: Yeah? Who?

Dusty: Who? Cheri. French.

Lucy: Cool. You know, it's nice to be taking care of you for a change.

Dusty: We got to -- we got to talk about that.

Lucy: Yeah. Yeah, you know what? We do.

Dusty: Lucy, when two people go through things that we went through, life and death and stuff, it's pretty intense, you know? And it can really fortify feelings of camaraderie and closeness. And it can set off feelings.

Lucy: I know. Dusty, Iím so glad you feel the same way I do.

Dusty: Hey. Sit down. I don't think you get what Iím trying to tell you.

Lucy: No, I do. When two people go through what we went through together, they develop certain feelings.

Dusty: Yeah, because of the situation. But situations change. As does everything. So let's face it -- the adventure is over.

[Applause]

Rosanna: What am I gonna do?

Craig: There's my girl.

Craig: Right where she ought to be.

On the next "As the World Turns" --

Lucy: I'm not going back to Montega. I told my mother last night that I want to stay here in Oakdale -- with you.

Carly: Why wouldn't he forget about Molly and run?

Jack: Sooner or later, he knows he's going to get caught. His only hope is to make this case disappear.

Carly: You mean, to make Molly disappear?

Starziak: McKinnonís done being an anchorwoman. After today, she's done breathing.

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