ATWT Update Friday 12/19/03

As the World Turns Update Friday 12/19/03

By Glynis

Molly isn’t worried about Dusty being arrested. Jennifer finds that very strange. Jennifer will not believe that Dusty is a killer. Molly reminds her that she shouldn’t trust anyone.

Dusty learns that Molly was the one that fingered Dusty. Hal has reluctantly told the man the truth. She had a hard time adjusting to learning that Dusty loved Rose. Maybe that is why she did it. Hal finds that hard to believe. Ever since Paul threatened Rose’s life, things have been rocky with Dusty and Molly. Dusty is sure that Paul was the one that put the poison in his room. Dusty says that Molly was the one that had access to his place. No matter how they spin it, it all comes back to Molly.

Carly and Emily try to find Rose’s financial records, but there is nothing in her home. Carly has come up with this idea that Mitzy has something to with Rose’s murder and so they decide to find evidence to support that idea. They decide to go to her place of business and call for Paul to give them the key. Paul isn’t there and so Carly leaves a message asking him to meet them at the Roller Palace to talk about something important. If he doesn’t call back, they will have to break in…

…Holden comes to see Lily but finds Emily and Carly instead looking through Rose’s things. Holden is concerned about Lily who is missing. She hasn’t come back to the house at all since Rose’s death and he is getting very concerned. The girls haven’t seen her and Holden isn’t sure what is going on with his wife but something is definitely going on.

Lily is at Rose’s salon and she has the music blaring in the background as she prances about looking at the things in the room and loving it. It reminds her of her twin in a big way. She has changed her hair so that it looks like rose and she looks at some of the clothes that Rose wore when she was alive, holding it up against her body and staring at her image in the mirror, liking what she sees.

Lucy is at home with Rosanna and they look at the tree together. Rosanna wishes that Lucy could get her smile back. Lucy knows that she will be fine in time but she has been sitting in her room alone, a lot. Rosanna knows that the girl is hurt but there are good things coming for her. She will be starting school soon and that will be a great adventure. She was to have those adventures with Aaron but that isn't going to happen now. It isn’t her fault that this has happened. Aaron shouldn’t have lied to Lucy. Lucy thought that in time she could have gotten past what Aaron did but this time with the baby, she feels that she has lost Aaron forever.

Craig is trying his best to show Jack that Paul is the one that has done this murder. Craig says that he is doing this to protect his family. The little prince has befriended the man and Craig can’t live with that. Jack knows that Rosanna isn’t in any danger. Craig will stay clear of this if the police work on it but if they don’t, he will get involved.

Hal isn’t afraid of people that blow up that much. Paul stood up and confessed that he was angry enough to kill Rose, but people that stand up and do that don’t. This is a crime of premeditation. Hal has somewhere to go and he leaves Dusty in his office, ordering an officer to keep an eye on Dusty…

….Hal goes to a phone in the outer office and asks the officer at Dusty’s house to pick up Molly and bring her to the station.

Craig gives Jack the note that James left with the flowers that he sent to Paul, congratulating him on a job well done. Craig warns Jack that this better take care of Paul Ryan once and for all.

Holden wanted to talk to Rose about the funeral, but Lily has been acting like Rose isn’t dead at all. Holden has an idea where to look for Lily. Carly is sure that Lily is okay somewhere. She might just be mourning in her own way. Holden heads off to find his wife.

Lily is dressed now and she looks at the finished product in the mirror…

Paul comes to the salon and he takes out his key and opens the door to enter.

Craig comes up on Aaron and Alison at the diner. He says that he would have sent them a wedding gift but had no idea where to send it. Aaron says that they will not be living with their parents. Alison is shocked to her that. Craig excuses himself and leaves…

…Aaron tells Alison that they are going to get their own place. He gets up to get the paper.

Lucy still loves Aaron still. She remembers the wedding and how Paul lost trust in Rose. Rosanna tells her that she should fight for the love of her life. Paul didn’t do that and now he can’t fix things. Paul would move heaven and earth to have Rose alive to make things up to her.

Paul enters the salon and calls out for Carly or Emily. He looks around the place…

…Lily is standing behind Paul and he sees her in the mirror. She is the spitting image of Rose and he believes it the moment that he sees her. She is smiling at him exactly like Rose would. She is wearing her clothes and her makeup and that is her hair. She knows that he can’t believe his own eyes, and that he thinks that he is looking at a ghost. He rushes to her and they kiss madly hugging each other. Paul truly believes that he has found the woman that he so stupidly lost so long ago…

…Paul pushes the woman away. He knows that this isn’t Rose. Rose is playing a dangerous game. She did this because she thinks that he was the one that killed Rose. Paul loved her. She hates him saying that. She begs him not to say that. She wants to know how long it took him to plan this. She knows that he knew that she would go against Dusty. Paul offers to find out who did this. Lily feels that she pushed her sister into the arms of a monster. She orders him out of there. She runs to him to attack him and that is when Holden, Emily and Carly enter…

…Holden holds his wife and orders Paul out. Paul dutifully leaves…

…Holden takes his wife out…

…Emily and Carly can’t believe their eyes. They are going to help Lily. They saw what she was wearing. They are going to find the killer and get some peace. They start the hunt for the records.

Alison is torn as Aaron looks through the classifieds. He has money saved in the bank and he can get another job. Alison will not let him do this for her. He is looking in an upscale area for an apartment. Alison tells him that this isn’t fair.

Molly is brought to the station and Jack puts her in Hal’s area…

…Hal shows up and sees that Molly is there…

…Hal leaves Jack and tells him that Craig has information that Hal needs to hear. Jack shows Hal the note that Craig gave him. No one else knows about this note. Hal wants the prison log checked to see if Paul was with his father the day of the wedding…

…Hal returns to Molly and thanks her for coming down, even though she had no choice. He ushers her into the back office and she willingly follows him, sure that her plan has worked…

…Molly enters the room and is shocked to find Dusty there. Dusty has his back to her as she enters and he smiles to himself. He turns around to face her. Dusty knows that she has been a busy girl and he asks her if there is anything that she would like to say to his face, instead of behind his back. She remains in the doorway as if afraid to enter.

Aaron denies that Alison is making him do anything. He wants to do this. She gets upset and jumps up from the table, turning the silverware over. Aaron rushes to fix the things and keep them from falling. Alison is crying now. She says that she has to get back to the hospital and she rushes out. Aaron is torn…

…Aaron sits down again and rubs his head in frustration…

…Lucy comes over to Aaron at the table now that Alison has left and she sees that Aaron is frustrated. She saw Alison with him and she has waited for her to leave so that they can talk alone for a bit. She has some things to say to him, and she can’t hold back any longer.

Carly figures something out. She smells Mitzy’s smock and remembers the perfume odour from the day of the wedding. They have smelled this odour before. Carly will not call the police yet. She would like to wait until they have more evidence before calling the police.

Jack finds out that James sent the flowers by credit card and has to wonder whose credit card was used. Jack is going to get to the bottom of this…

…Hal tells Molly that Dusty feels that he has been set up. Molly was at Dusty’s house but she has been there a lot of time. Dusty laughs at her saying this. He knows that she is acting. He wants her to be original and stick it to him differently. Hal lets Molly that Dusty hasn’t been formally charged yet. Dusty is sure that Molly was the one that did this. He asks her how she could do this to him? She says that she was the best friend that Dusty had in this town. She is leaving now but Molly will see him the next day at Rose’s funeral. Dusty didn’t know that. He wants to be released. Dusty would like Hal to know that Molly said that she wanted Rose dead many times. Dusty knows that Molly has also been alone in his place many times. Molly says that he is lying. She has to go now and run her club. Dusty knows that she knows that he is innocent. She knows a lot of things but not that he is innocent. Dusty makes a run for her when she turns to leave but Hal stops him…

…Hal leaves the office and Molly asks him why he told Dusty that she was the one that finked on him. Hal is only after the truth. Molly says that they all are.

Rosanna looks at the decorations in the house and listens to music…

Craig arrives home and surprises her. She jumps when he hugs her. They kiss under the mistletoe. He loves this. He jokes that Santa must wish that he had elves like Rosanna. Lucy is gone and Rosanna guesses that Lucy must have gone for a ride. Craig will help Lucy to cope but she will not be allowed to wallow in self-pity. Craig is glad that she is finally free. Craig dances around “La-la-la-la-la…la-la…la-la”

Aaron thanks Lucy for telling him about Rose. That wasn’t what she came to talk about. The funeral is the next day. Aaron hates that she is this sad. Rosanna thinks that Rose dying should teach the rest of them a lesson. Aaron’s phone rings and Aaron would like to talk to her but she implores him to answer the phone…

…Alison is on the phone and she tells Aaron that she is sorry about what happened at lunch. She has decided that living alone is a good idea…

…Lucy sees that Aaron has been looking at the papers to find a place to live. When Aaron gets off the phone Lucy decides that she really has to go but will see him at the funeral.

Chris sees Alison at the hospital and he apologizes to her for making her have the sonogram. He thought that the baby was his and he feels bad for forcing her that way. He has had some sense knocked into him now and he only wants her to be happy now. She thanks him for that. He knows her and how hard she fought for the truth when her mother was in danger. That person wouldn’t ever lie about her baby. He knows that.

Jack calls the prison to have a visit with James Stenbeck…

Dusty can see that Molly has her own agenda in the case. Hal tells Dusty that the Methanol that was found in Dusty’s apartment matches the poison that killed Rose. Dusty knows that Molly has done this and if the police don’t go after Rose, he is going to. Hal knows that Dusty has more problems than he thinks.

Molly goes to the maid at Dusty’s house and she gives the maid money to keep her mouth shut about seeing Molly the day before.

Lily is at Rose’s home with Holden now and he would like to know why she is wearing Rose’s things. She was looking at Rose’s pictures but that wasn’t enough. Holden tells Lily that Rose is gone, but Lily will not hear that. The funeral is the next day and they have to face that. Lily can’t do this. She can’t face this. Holden tells her that Rose has been lost and he begs her not to be lost too. She turns to her husband and tells him that she has no idea who she is without Rose. Holden tells her that she is the woman that he fell in love with and she is the same woman that he knew before they knew Rose. They are all going to get through this. He begs her to come home. She wants him to go ahead of her and she will be with him soon. Holden turns and leaves her, exiting the house…

…Lily takes off the gaudy earrings and looks at them in her hands.

Paul has the lipstick from Lily’s lips on his hands and he tries to wipe it off.

Lily looks at herself in the mirror. She slowly removes the other earring, but then she doesn’t. She knows that her family needs her but she needs Rose. She can’t let go of the woman yet she vows not to let go of Rose. She makes a promise to the image in her mirror.

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