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As The World Turns Transcript Wednesday 2/21/07

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Katie: Please tell me this is a joke. Kim, Oakdale Now is my show. You can't seriously be asking me to co-host it with -- him.

Kim: Honey, I've never been more serious in my life. You two make an incredible on-air team.

Brad: Do you hear that, Pip? You. Me. Incredible. On-air. Team.

Katie: Don't touch me. And never call me Pip!

Kim: There you see, sparks fly. And when sparks fly, ratings go up.

Vienna: You know, Brad, he is amazing. But these sparks you're talking about? I just don't see them. I think he should have a co-host who really appreciates him.

Kim: Well, Vienna, you're certainly entitled to your opinion. And I am fascinated to know what it is that would make you tune into our show.

Katie: Oh, please. She doesn't have enough attention span to tune in into any show.

Brad: Come on, Katie. I mean, what is the problem? Don't you want what's best for our show?

Katie: No, no, no, it is not our show, it is my show. And I am not going to let you hee-haw all over it!

Brad: Hee-haw? And that would be the politically correct term for what, Sweetheart?

Katie: You! You, you, you!

Jack: What's going on here?

Katie: This is all your fault!

Meg: What are you doing?

Craig: I want to be sure this is something you want.

Meg: You're the one that pulled away from me, Craig. Not the other way around.

Craig: Maybe that should tell you something.

Meg: Like what? That after months of you trying to get me in this exact position, you're getting cold feet?

Craig: Oh, believe me, there is not a single part of my body that's cold right now.

Meg: Well, prove it.

Craig: You're right. I wanted you for a very long time.

Meg: Because you were looking for a way to stick it to Paul.

Craig: No. This is not what this is about. You're not a conquest to me. But if we are going to take this any further, I want you to be in the right frame of mind. And I'm not sure you are.

Meg: Why? Because I had a little too much to drink and took some sleeping pills? You think that might impair my judgment? I've sobered up, Craig. Thanks to you. You slammed coffee down my throat, walked the floor with me, I'm wide awake. And I know what's going on here. I know what it means. And maybe not outside this room. But here -- right now -- I want this to happen. I want you.

Lily: I checked every store. Every store up that way. Faith is not in any of them.

Morgan: We didn't see her either.

Lily: Morgan, you have to think, please think, Honey. The last time I saw her, she was with you. Did she say anything, anything about where she was going? Anything at all?

Morgan: She was with us for like two seconds. She said hi and then she said she had to go pick up something up for you at the pharmacy.

Lily: For me?

Morgan: Yeah. And then she said, see you tomorrow, and left.

Lily: Oh, my God.

Morgan's Mom: Do you think we should call the police?

Lily: Oh, my God. No, no, no. Unfortunately, this is become a habit with Faith. I need to call my husband before I call the police.

Morgan's Mom: I wish we could stay, Lily. But Morganís brother is at karate practice.

Lily: I understand completely. But just call me if you hear anything. Anything from Faith, please.

Morgan's Mom: Right away. Don't worry.

[Lily calls Holden on her phone]

Holden: Hello.

Lily: Holden, it's me.

Holden: Hey, how's the shopping going?

Lily: It's a disaster. Faith's gone.

Holden: What do you mean, she's gone?

Lily: I don't know where she is. She disappeared.

Holden: I don't understand this. She's already been grounded for running off once. I can't believe she would do it again.

Lily: That's just it. It wasn't like that. She didn't run away. I let her go.

Holden: You what? Lily, how could you do that?

Lily: That's not the point, Holden. It's dark. Faith is missing. I need you to get here now and help me find her!

Parker: Hurry. Get as high as you can.

Faith: You too.

Parker: Higher.

Faith: I canít. I'm stuck.

Parker: Hurry.

[Dog barking]

Faith: Parker?

[Faith screams]

Parker: Paul!

Paul: Stay right where you are, okay? Don't panic. Nice doggie. Nice doggie. Everything's going be fine. All right.

Parker: We're not going anywhere.

Paul: Nice puppy.

[Dog growls]

[Dog barks]

Faith: Paul!

Parker: Paul, are you okay?

Paul: Just calm down. Calm down. Calm down.

Faith: Parker, do something! That dog's going to kill Paul!

[Dog barking]

Paul: Don't move. Stay put, stay still. Easy, puppy.

Faith: Parker, we have to do something!

Parker: What do you want me to do?

Faith: Throw something at it! Anything!

Parker: My cell phone.

Paul: Don't do that.

Parker: Okay, give me yours, hurry. Hurry, come on.

[Dog whimpers]

[Dog barking]

Faith: Parker!

Paul: Parker, Parker, Parker! No, hey. Run.

Parker: I'll get help.

Paul: All right, Cujo. Faith, stay calm, okay? Everything's going to be all right. Just stay cool.

Holden: Any sign of Faith?

Lily: No.

Holden: How did this happen?

Lily: I don't know.

Holden: I don't understand. Did you guys get into a fight or something?

Lily: No.

Holden: I thought that you two were supposed to spend some time together. But you said that you let her go.

Lily: I didn't kick her out of the car, Holden. She saw Morgan, she saw Morganís mother -- she wanted to go to their house.

Holden: And you said yes?

Lily: And then I saw Morgan and her mother, and Faith was not with them.

Holden: I still don't understand why you said yes in the first place.

Lily: It was what she wanted.

Holden: Lily, she's 11 years old, and she's already grounded for lying to us and running off with Parker. What she wants is irrelevant. You should've said no.

Lily: I know that now! What is it helping by yelling at me? It's not going to bring her back.

Holden: I'm sorry. I'm just frustrated. The whole situation is frustrating. If she's not with Morgan, is it possible that she's still around here?

Lily: No, I looked. I looked in every single store. No one has seen her.

Holden: Okay. Which direction did she go off in? You gotta be kidding me. You don't know? You didn't see her leave?

Lily: I had to -- I had to take a call.

Holden: You had to?

Lily: It was a business call. And it was just gonna be one second --

Holden: Lily, you're with your daughter, who's going through a rough time. She needs a little one on one. It couldn't have waited?

Lily: It wasn't like that! And you weren't here! It was just supposed to be a short phone call. I'm sorry.

Holden: You're going to have to apologize to Faith, not me.

Lily: I will do that.

Holden: She needs to know that she can count on us. And that when we say we're going to do something, we follow through.

Lily: Are you enjoying yelling at me and pointing out that I am a failure at being a mother?

Jack: Okay, I have a feeling I'm going to regret asking this question, but what exactly is my fault and why?

Katie: Well, Jack, you got Brad the job at the station that started this whole mess.

Kim: No, no, no, no, no. Wait a minute. That is not how it happened. Jack did make the suggestion, but nobody twisted my arm. It was my decision to hire Brad. And frankly, I'm glad I did.

Brad: Aha!

Jack: Okay, Brad, not helping.

Katie: Okay, you made a slight error in judgment. It's okay. We can fix this.

Kim: It doesn't need fixing.

Katie: But you hired me first, Kim. You wanted to work with me, I wanted to work with you. We were on the same page about what we wanted the show to be. It's not going to be the things that we wanted if I'm working with him.

Brad: The name is Brad. Brad Snyder.

Kim: What exactly are you suggesting?

Katie: I don't know. I think, it's him or me.

Vienna: Well, I vote for Brad.

Kim: I have absolutely no intention of choosing between you. I think you both are terrific.

Katie: But together, we're a joke. You have no on-air experience, no qualifications. If you had any class at all, you would back out of this and leave it to the people who know what they're doing.

Brad: Wait a second, wait a second. Let me get this straight. You're gonna walk if I don't quit?

Katie: If it comes to that, yeah.

Brad: Well, in that case, as they say in show business, exit stage left, even. Okay, you know what, listen, sweetheart, I may be a lot of things, but I'm not a quitter.

Katie: That's because the only thing you start is trouble.

Brad: You know what, Katie, do what you want to do. Do what you want to do. But if you bag this job, I don't think your phone's going to be ringing off the hook if I'm not around.

Katie: It will be ringing, believe me.

Jack: All right, okay, Brad, I don't think anybody here is questioning Katie's abilities.

Brad: No, but apparently, just mine. So jump on in, Jack, I'm sure you've got an opinion.

Jack: No, I haven't seen you two on the air together, so believe it or not, I don't have an opinion. I just know that Kim seems to think that you have something special.

Kim: They do have, and I have the tape to prove it.

Katie: Kim, really, what's on tape, it was just a couple of moments that happened to be amusing. But do you really think it's going to be that amusing day after day, week after week?

Brad: Yes.

Vienna: Why not? Why not? Brad's personality isn't suddenly going to disappear. And that's what you need, Katie, someone with personality.

Katie: Oh, and how long have you been a professional television critic, Vienna?

Vienna: I just don't understand how you expect to appeal to millions of viewers when you can't even hold onto one husband.

Craig: You know, our first time, I imagined in a Paris, maybe dinner out on the veranda, you bathed in candlelight. I guess we don't need the razzle dazzle. I think we proved that. God, you're beautiful, Meg.

Meg: Paul.

Craig: Meg? There's something you should know. You're not with Paul.

Meg: What? I know that.

Craig: I'm not so sure. You just called me by his name.

Meg: Oh. Oh, I'm sorry. I don't -- I don't know what to say.

Craig: No honey, you don't have to say anything.

Meg: I guess not. Clearly I've said too much.

Craig: No, no. You told me everything I need to know.

Meg: What do you mean?

Craig: Look, you may be with me now, but in your mind, your heart, you're with someone else. And that's okay. That's okay.

Meg: Craig, what do you think exactly happened here?

Craig: Nothing. Just -- maybe it just all happened too soon, that's all.

Meg: I don't regret what we did.

Craig: Maybe, but subconsciously --

Meg: You think I have subconscious remorse?

[Meg laughs]

Craig: Look, I know you've been through a lot lately. And you need more time.

Meg: You know what? I'm a big girl, even in my moments of weakness. So please let me determine what I can and cannot handle?

Craig: Have I ever had a choice?

Meg: No. And you never will. Look, Paul and I were together for a long time. And between that and washing down those pills with some vodka, I -- I wasn't quite with it.

Craig: Wow. What every man wants to hear. That's up there with, "Oh, don't worry, that happens to everybody."

Meg: Something tells me you never heard that.

Craig: Meg, it's obvious that this wasn't the right time for this to happen. So, I'm going to go. That way you won't have to worry about making awkward conversation in the morning.

Meg: Hey, hey, hey, hey. I hurt your feelings, didn't I?

Craig: No, Meg. I'm a big boy, even in my moments of weakness.

Meg: Well, then if that's true, don't go.

Craig: You want me to stay?

Meg: Yes.

Vienna: Now, Brad, I am going to go upstairs and freshen up since you're going to take me out and celebrate your new job.

Jack: Katie, I'm sorry about that.

Katie: Don't be. You know. Who knows? Maybe she's right.

Kim: Wait a minute. Wait a minute. You're not going -- you're not going to pay any attention to that twit. I mean, she's an airhead. Forget it!

Katie: Okay. But you're still determined to stick me with that airhead?

Kim: Honey, Sweetie, listen to me. Listen. I -- I was as surprised as you were. When we added Brad to this mix, we ended up with something, I don't know -- special.

Katie: Oh, yeah, it's special all right.

Kim: Well, I -- the things -- I just want to try to keep that going for as long as we can. It gives us kind of an edgy thing. And we've got a great idea for the show, but that makes it just a little bit better.

Brad: So, what do you think about that, Katie? I make you a better person.

Kim: Do me a favor, learn to quit while you're ahead.

Jack: Brad, let's go outside for a second, so I can translate for you.

Katie: Thank you.

Brad: You know what? Jack, do you hear that? Do you hear that? You know what that is? That is the -- that is you taking the wind out of my sails.

Jack: Yeah, thanks for that visual. What the hell is wrong with you?

Brad: What did I do? Like, what did I do now? I mean, you wanted me to get a job, I got a job. Then, I got a promotion. I would say it was a damn good first day.

Jack: I'm talking about the way you're mouthing off in there, pushing Katie's buttons!

Brad: Well, if you ask me, man, that woman could use some of her buttons pushed.

Jack: That's the thing, Brad, nobody's asking.

Parker: Jack! Jack!

Jack: Parker, what are you doing out here? You're supposed to be in your room.

Parker: There's a dog -- a wild dog. It's going after Paul and Faith! They're out in the woods! You have to come now!

Brad: Go, go! I'll get the shotgun.

Jack: Yeah.

Brad: Go, go, go, go!

Lily: I just let Faith go because nothing was working. Everything I tried to talk about with her, I couldn't get two words out of her. There was just -- there was just nothing, whatever -- it was just silence.

Holden: So it seemed like a solution to let --

Lily: I thought, maybe I'll let her go with Morgan, Faith would see that I'm not the enemy. I could gain a little ground with her.

Holden: Well, you didn't gain any ground, you lost it. Lily, we need to be united on this. You do know that, don't you?

Lily: I do, I do, I do, I do. I know that I was wrong.

Holden: All right.

Lily: I'm sorry.

Holden: Let's just find Faith. How long has she been gone?

Lily: I don't know. Oh, a half an hour, a little longer.

Holden: All right, let me call Jack. Maybe he can get a car out here.

[Cell phone rings]

Lily: Is that Faith?

Holden: No. That's Jack. Hey, I was just about to call you. Faith has taken off again. I was wondering if Parker might be with her.

Jack: No. Parker's with me. We're on our way to get Faith.

Holden: What do you mean? You know where she is?

Jack: How close are you to Cokerís woods?

Holden: We're in Old Town.

Jack: I need you to meet me as soon as you can. The parking lot at the ridge.

Holden: All right, I'll see you there.

Lily: What is it? What's going on? Does he know where Faith is?

Holden: Yeah, he does. And it doesn't sound good. Come on, let's go.

[Dog barking]

Faith: Paul!

Paul: It's okay. It's okay.

Faith: No!

Paul: It's okay. ...

Faith: Paul? Paul, are you okay?

Paul: Yeah, yeah, yeah. Yeah, Faith, I'm fine.

Faith: You're bleeding really bad.

Paul: Oh, no. I'm fine. Don't even worry about me. This is Megís.

Faith: I know. I found it in the trash at the farm.

Paul: You had this?

Faith: I was wearing it. But it fell of when we were climbing the rock.

Paul: I get it.

Faith: Get what?

Jack: Faith!

Parker: Over here!

Jack: Faith, are you all right?

Parker: Paul, are you okay?

Paul: Yeah, yeah. I'm fine. Thanks.

Brad: Looks like a nasty bite, Man.

Jack: Yeah, listen. Brad, did you see which way it went?

Paul: It went off into the woods.

Brad: All right, I'm on it. I'm on it.

Jack: Parker, would you make sure Faith's okay? Let me take a look at this, Paul. Yeah, that's pretty deep.

Paul: Yeah, you should see the other guy. Ow!

Jack: I'm sorry. I'm sorry --

Paul: Maybe we should leave the nursing to Meg.

Holden: Faith! Honey.

Faith: Daddy!

Holden: Thank God, you're okay.

Faith: I'm sorry.

Holden: We told you to stay away from our kids. And this is what you do? You could've gotten them killed.

Craig: Yes. Send it to the Wagon Wheel Motel. The room with all the heartburn. Number 7. Thank you. Meg, your choice of toppings leave much to be desired.

Meg: For a nurse? Well, I'm not a nurse anymore, so I can eat what I want.

Craig: I wasn't going to say that.

Meg: Well, you can say anything you want tonight. And I'm not going to complain, after I called you by the wrong name.

Craig: Oh, please. I'm trying to forget that.

Meg: Craig, I'm not going to lie to you. I did love Paul. I knew who he was, what he was capable of. And I still wanted to spend the rest of my life with him. But he's not who I want to be with anymore.

Craig: You're sure about that?

Meg: I did need to get away from him. The trouble is, you and Paul are a lot alike.

Craig: No, you really are trying to ruin my night, aren't you?

Meg: It's true. I mean, you're both single-minded. Opinionated. Manipulative. And you both think you know what's best for me.

Craig: In the case of Paul, I was right. You don't belong with him. And it was just a matter of time. All I had to do was be patient.

Meg: And take every opportunity you could get to help it along. Yeah.

Craig: You know, I know I have a reputation, Meg. Half the people in this town think I'm some kind of monster.

Meg: Well, half is a bit conservative.

Craig: Thank you very much. But I was hoping that you can look past all the talk, because I am your friend. And I could be a lot more -- I can be your lover, your life coach. Someone you could come to trust. And I know you're not in the right place for that to happen now, and I do understand why you would hesitate, given what you know about me.

Meg: And all the things I donít.

Craig: Well, here's one thing you can trust. All I want to do right now is take your pain away. Will you let me do that?

Kim: Look, Katie, I really want to make this pairing work. But I'm going to need your help. We're both going to have to put our minds to this, because Brad is definitely rough around the edges. To put it mildly, he is unpolished.

Katie: Kim, silverware is unpolished. This guy has the manners of a baboon. The only thing that keeps his knuckles from dragging on the ground when he walks is the fact that he's 6'3".

Kim: All right, all right. I mean, that's one way of looking at it. But he also makes you look like very, very good.

Vienna: And that is not so easy to do.

Katie: Oh, Vienna. You didn't fall out of one of the upstairs windows. That's too bad.

Vienna: You know, I don't why you're trying so hard to get her to stay. I say, if she wants to quit, let her quit.

Kim: How did we ever do without her?

Vienna: Women want to see smart, sexy, and funny. That's Brad. He's not oak dale Now, he is Oakdale wow!

Kim: You know something? You are absolutely right. That's just the way our audience describes Katie. Smart, funny, and really sexy. So, that gives us two wows, right?

Vienna: Whatever you say.

Henry: Wow, my, my, my. Who knew all the beautiful women in town hung out down on the farm?

Kim: Oh, Henry.

Katie: Whoa, whoa, whoa. What are you doing here?

Henry: Is that any way to greet the man who just saved your little viewing party? I even kept Nancy from finishing off all your vodka. That was a joke.

Katie: Seriously, Henry.

Henry: Yes, seriously. Okay. Fine. Come with me. Excuse us. Just -- I got a little worried, Sweetheart, the way you tore out of there, that you might come over here and tear into Brad. So, I thought I would come over and give you a little backup. Where is bad old Brad, anyway? You didn't throw him down the well, did you?

Katie: No. He just ran off with a shotgun.

Henry: A shotgun? Where was he going?

Katie: I don't know. He grumbled something. I wasn't listening.

Vienna: You see how she talks about him? Obviously, she's the problem, not Brad.

Kim: Vienna --

Katie: No, Kim. It's okay. It's okay. Brad's not an issue. We don't have a problem.

Henry: We don't? We donít.

Katie: No, if you want Brad on the show, then so do I. Sign him up. Sign me up. We'll give you the best show you've ever seen.

Katie: The questions that I had, the concerns that I had about Brad -- at first, I want you to know that had nothing to do with me, not wanting to share the spotlight.

Vienna: Ha!

Katie: I was just concerned about the show. And I do still think that you're getting less than you bargained for with a guy like Brad, but if you want me to work with him, then I will try and make it work.

Kim: Okay. Okay. It's a deal. What we'll do is we'll call this an experiment. And if it doesn't work out, we'll see where it leads us, you know, we'll make the necessary changes if we need to.

Vienna: Yes, and maybe you can give Brad his own show.

Henry: I know, I know. How about a reality show, okay? The audience can help Brad decide, will it be pizza and beer, or tequila and tacos for dinner tonight?

Kim: Oh, Henry. What a wonderful idea. Katie, I'll see you tomorrow, early at the studio.

Katie: Great.

Henry: Come here. Are you out of your mind?

Katie: What are you talking about?

Henry: Global warming thaws that man out of his cage, and you want Kim to sign him up? Have you forgotten the way he treated you on national -- well, local television? I don't know if my eyes will recover from that butt-busting segment.

Katie: Henry?

Henry: Yes?

Katie: It's okay. I know what I'm doing. I have a plan.

Henry: Words that will forever send a shiver down my spine.

Katie: Come on, I'll spring for coffee and explain.

Vienna: Yes, you two go. I'll wait right here to share the good news with Brad in person.

Katie: That is if he comes back.

Vienna: Men always come back to me.

Katie: Not always, Vienna.

Henry: Women. Can't live with them -- actually, you know, I can. Quite well. I have like, a bijillion sisters, I got a mother -- when I was a child, my hamster was even female --

Katie: Henry!

Henry: Yes?

Katie: Let's go!

Holden: Answer me, Paul.

Faith: Dad, donít.

Holden: I want to know why you're out here in the woods with our kids!

Parker: He's not doing anything bad!

Jack: Parker, calm down --

Parker: No! He's not listening! Paul saved us!

Faith: He did, Dad. We were out in the woods and the dog came after us. We ran up the rock --

Parker: Then Paul showed up and he saw that we were in trouble, and he got the dog away from us. That's how we got hurt.

Lily: We were worried sick about you -- do you have any idea how dangerous it is to be out here by yourselves at night?

Paul: Yeah, well, I think they know that now.

Faith: Dad, tell him you're sorry.

Holden: If that's true -- then, thank you.

Paul: If that's true? What, you think I bit myself?

Jack: Paul, just say you're welcome.

Paul: You're welcome. Look, your kids are scared. And I know you're upset too. But you don't need to worry about them. They're not going to come up here anymore.

Holden: They better not.

Lily: It doesn't matter who found who, but I'm just glad you're okay. Honey? Paul, we should get you to the hospital.

Paul: The hospital can't help what's wrong with me.

Jack: Be reasonable for once, Paul. You should see a doctor, right?

Paul: Kids, I'm going to be fine. All right, you don't need to worry about me.

Parker: You promise?

Paul: Yeah, I promise. You need to promise me something now, okay? You need to cut your parents some slack. Don't do that. I know you can do it. I think you know how lucky they feel to have you. After tonight, I'm sure you figured out pretty much the same thing about them.

Lily: Paul -- please -- please just --

Paul: What?

Lily: Let us take you to the hospital --

Paul: Look, you want to help me? Take your kids home. And accept them for who they are. Believe me, when they get older, there will be plenty of other people who want to change them.

Meg: I'm saying you can't help me, Craig. Not this time.

Craig: I don't believe that.

Meg: Yeah, I understand that "No" is a foreign concept to you, but the bottom line is, that patient died because of my negligence. Not yours. And people trust me to listen to them, to take care of them. And I failed.

Craig: Once. One time.

Meg: It doesn't matter.

Craig: Yes it does. Why are you being so damn stubborn? Why don't you let me make this easier for you?

Meg: Because I don't want you to make it easier! Look, it's not something I could just move past.

Craig: Yes, it is! But it sounds to me like you don't want to move past it. I think you find it sort of comfort in feeling this way. Meg, you don't think that I know what it's like to wish that I could take something back something back that I've done? I've wished so many times that I've run out of stars.

Meg: I can't believe I'm going to ask you this.

Craig: What the hell. Go for broke.

Meg: When you hit rock bottom, what did you do?

Craig: I found a way to make peace with it, the best way I could. And it wasn't easy. But eventually, I found a way out. And you can too. Provided that you don't do something foolish, like try to kill yourself in the process.

Meg: I have no intention of doing that. It's just right now, I just feel so empty. Like there's nothing I can grab onto --

Craig: Grab onto me. Meg, I promise you. I am no white knight. But I know how to put a smile on your face. And that proves one thing.

Meg: What's that?

Craig: That you have a whole lot of life in you.

Meg: Oh, I want to believe that.

Craig: You will. But for now, just grab onto me. And don't let go.

Henry: What's going on, Katherine?

Katie: Well, I'm just finally realizing that I'm not going to have fight with Brad to get him to quit the show.

Henry: You're going to kill him with kindness?

Katie: No, I'm not going to do anything, just my job.

Henry: Your job is hosting "Oakdale Now" with a Neanderthal.

Katie: Yes.

Henry: Have you been sipping from my mug without me noticing?

Katie: What you failed to notice, Henry, is what Brad left!

Henry: I'm not following you.

Katie: He walked out in the middle of a contract negotiation with Kim to go fire a gun. This tells us three things. One, he can't handle responsibility. Two, he's not professional at all. And three, he's easily distracted. Hello -- Vienna.

Henry: Oh, forget about it. Vienna -- the horses on the Snyder farm would be distracted by that woman. I'm sorry. We hate her. We hate her.

Katie: I just have to sit back and relax. It will take two, maybe three weeks, until Brad does something so utterly -- him, that Kim fires him and I get my show back. Just like that.

Jack: Thank you. Brad, can you give Parker and me a minute, please?

Brad: Yeah, you got it. Hey, Darling.

Vienna: I'm bored. Where have you been?

Brad: Me? I was just, you know, I was out hunting.

Vienna: With that thing?

Brad: Oh, yeah, you know it. Yeah. I chased a wild beast through the woods. Big one, too. Chased little Parker and Faith up a rock. Even attacked a guy.

Vienna: Not you?

Brad: No, not me baby. We had our own little private showdown.

Vienna: Well, you saved all those people?

Brad: Yeah, yeah, yeah, you know I guess that's one way to looking at it.

Vienna: Oh, you're a hero! [Vienna laughs] The beast, how big was it?

Brad: It was big enough.

Vienna: Big enough to make coat out of it? Or, maybe some nice, warm gloves?

Brad: Vienna, I didn't kill it. Come on. I mean -- I know I may be a hero, but I'm also a big animal lover to boot.

Vienna: You're an animal and you're a lover. I can live with that.

Jack: I guess I don't have to tell you that what you did tonight was pretty stupid.

Parker: I know.

Jack: You could have been seriously hurt. Look what happened to Paul.

Parker: He's going to be okay, right?

Jack: Yeah. Paul's going to be fine, Parker. But I'm worried about you. Acting out, skipping school, sneaking out at night -- all the things you're doing. I know why you're doing these things, but they're not going to bring your mom home.

Parker: Do we have to talk about this now?

Jack: Yeah, we have to talk about this. I'm done letting you slide. Because at the rate you're going --

Parker: I'm sorry, okay?

Jack: I know -- I know you're sorry. But that's not enough. Not anymore. I wish there was something I could say, or do, to help you.

Parker: Paul helped us. He saved our lives. But nobody, not even you, wanted to thank him.

Jack: Believe me, I am more than thankful. How did he even know that you guys were out there?

Parker: He just showed up. He's like me. He sees things like I used to. You know, when Mom thought you were dead, but I knew you weren't?

Jack: Parker --

Parker: It's the truth. He knew Mom was going to leave before she did!

Jack: And you know that there is no possible way he could have stopped that from happening.

Parker: Neither could you.

Jack: I know. I know I couldnít. And I'm sorry. I am. Because I know how much you miss her, Parker. But she's gone. And you've got to start accepting that. That's just -- that's how it is now. I'm who you have left. And it stinks. I know, I know that it stinks. But Parker, I'm here. And I'm not going anywhere. And I love you way too much to let you keep punishing yourself over and over for something that's not your fault. It is not your fault.

Faith: Are you going to yell at me?

Holden: No, I don't think that's going to solve anything.

Lily: Faith, why don't you go upstairs, take a nice, warm bath and we'll be put there in a minute.

Faith: Okay.

Holden: Faith? We'll talk about this in the morning, okay?

Lily: Holden.

Holden: We got lucky this time --

Lily: I know. I know, I know. It will not happen again. I promise.

Holden: What's not going to happen again?

Lily: The situation with Faith. Her running away like this, her lying to us.

Holden: So, you're not going to give in to her, you're going to stick to the rules that we set?

Lily: You don't think I can do that?

Holden: I don't know. Every time she looks at you a certain way, you --

Lily: I made a mistake, Holden.

Holden: Yes, you did.

Lily: And I said it would never happen again.

Holden: You sound like Faith when you say that.

Lily: I was trying to make peace, Holden. You were the one that said, please don't make a battle between us about everything. I thought if I loosened the reins a little bit, she could see that we can trust her.

Holden: No, we can't trust her. She needs guidance, she needs supervision --

Lily: I'm trying to explain to you why I said yes to her.

Holden: You know, I don't understand what's going on here right now. Our daughter is falling apart. But you're the one who seems to need to get it together. I just wish I could figure out what you were thinking.

Lily: I wasn't thinking. I'm sorry.

Holden: And after everything that Paul Ryan did to your sister, and to my sister, now we owe our daughter's life to him. Paul Ryan. If you want something to think about, what don't you think about that? I'm going to go check on Faith.

[Knock on the door]

Meg: Did you hear that?

Craig: No.

Meg: I think the pizza's here.

Craig: No, it's not.

Meg: Craig --

[Meg laughs]

Craig: What? Greasy pizza is better than what we're doing here?

Meg: Yeah, when I'm serving.

Craig: I'll order you another one.

Meg: No, no, no. No, hey, hey, hey. Didn't you promise to take care of me?

Craig: Yes, I did. But I think I distinctly remember that you said you didn't want that.

Meg: Not when food's involved. The rules change. Okay, come on. Answer the door. Fine. Fine. You know what? I'll get it. I'll get it. Just so you know? Not a good time for you to start listening to me.

Craig: I'll take my chances.

Meg: Oh, my God, Paul! What happened to you?

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Will: What troubles, Maddie? I don't have time to worry whether my home that, you just walk and walk and walk by yourself.

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