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carly: The pool’s closed.

Do you wanna touch, do you wanna touch me?

Do you wanna touch, do you wanna touch me? I know. I was hoping the owner could bend the rules for me. Hey. Everything all right? Yeah, just business. You know, um, it wasn’t anything urgent. Thanks for waiting. Mm-hmm. Well, I think it would have been rude, not to mention immature, if I’d just walked away in a huff.

[ Chuckles ] But you were tempted? Yeah, just a little bit. Yeah. Because, sonny, there’s a — you know, there’s a part of me that doesn’t want to hear you answer my question about that kiss that you gave me. But then there’s another part of me that’s even bigger that really needs to know, because…it means something to me. Did you kiss me because you got into a fight with your ex-wife? You’ve been here before? I have never had the pleasure, no. You? No. The only drive-in theaters I’ve ever seen have been in movies that I’ve watched indoors. Well, you wanted me to surprise you, so… you succeeded.

[ Thrilling music playing

on screen ] What? You’re kind of like this movie. Old?

[ Laughs ] Or notorious? No, you seem to be black-and-white. But in reality, you are a complex dance of shadows. Now, I got that out of a book on hitchcock.

[ Chatter on screen ] I like it. Makes me sound classic yet timeless. Oh, this is the part where ingrid bergman realizes that she’s been poisoned. The good old days, huh? Ah. Only we could get nostalgic about someone being drugged in an undercover operation. I think it’s part of our charm, darling.

[ Man grunts ] We gotta get out of here before the cops check our id.

[ Sighs ]

[ Loud rock music playing ]

[ Police radio chatter ] Okay. This is our chance. Let’s go. Trina? Josslyn? What are you doing here? Why did you call me back here? There’s a problem with the game. Double vodka on the rocks. Be with you in a moment. Hey! Going somewhere? Judge abbott canceled at the last minute, so I… let another player buy in. Without vetting him first?

[ Sighs ] Put it on my tab. Hi. I was here earlier, and I just realized I can’t find my phone. Did anyone turn it in? Hmm. I’ll check. Hey, I hope she finds your phone. I mean, I hate to see a lady in distress. When I saw the guy’s bankroll, I figured he’d be okay. H-he knew the password. Just spit it out, bradley. What happened?

when I kissed you,I wasn’t thinking about carly. But you did fight with carly earlier, didn’t you? Yeah, yeah, yeah. And carly and michael think that I-I’ve turned my back on my family. Well, that’s ridiculous. I know your family is everything to you. Right, and when I went on the stand, it wasn’t against michael. I was just there to tell the truth. Yeah, and you were gracious enough to forgive me, and you don’t hold me responsible anymore for keeping your identity a secret. But the thing is, I still believe and I always believed that wiley needs to have you in his life. Thank you. And carly considers that a betrayal. Well, that’s — that’s half of it. Carly’S… in carly’s mind, the biggest betrayal was when baldwin was going after michael, I stood by you. I have to be honest. When you did that, sonny, I was surprised, too. I just needed a quick swim. It was a crazy day at aurora, nuts, and I didn’t get a chance to work out, so… how quick? Oh, it was only a mile. Oh, is that all? Navy seal. Oh, geez.

[ Both laugh ] I hope you don’t feel taken advantage of. You’re not gonna revoke my membership, are you? Oh, not at all. You are exactly the distraction I needed after the day I’ve had.

[ Sighs ] Bad? Beyond. Frustrating. Heartbreaking. Deeply disappointing. But all for the best. Buck: No, I don’t remember who threw the first punch, or why. Joss and I were tracking down proof that esme framed me. In a bar known for criminal activity? Just the kind of place esme would go to for an unregistered phone. Look, we will explain everything later, I promise. But right now, we need to get out of here. Cabrera, you got id on those two? What happened to our hanging out by the pool? I’m sorry. This was just too good a chance to pass up. Linc had a card from the savoy with what was obviously a password written on the back. Oh, yes, a strong indicator that something shady was going on.

Yes, mr. Sarcasm. Look, this is my chance to catch linc in the act and blackmail him into signing over the rights to my songs back over to me. There is so much illegal in what you just said to me, I don’t even know where to start. Linc: I know you. You’re the woman in the gif that’s gone viral. Soaking wet, climbing out of the pool. Yes, that’s me. Yeah, well, uh, you got a rockin’ bod. And that image — it’s like the beauty from the black lagoon. We might be able to re-create that for one of my artist’s videos. Excuse me? Oh, did I not mention? I’m a, uh — a music producer.

This is the last-minute player? Ms. Wu, we meet again. All the players raved about you inside there. Did they? Yeah. Um, brad here was kind enough to let me sit in on the game. Texas hold’em, high stakes. That’s exactly how I like to play. Uh, it’s a shame the game ended so early. Yes, isn’t it? Um, thanks for the hospitality. Have a good night.

Oh, god, i love this movie. I have never known anyone so thrilled by this film. Oh, come on. Cary grant rescues ingrid bergman, and the nazis are thwarted, and the moment that he goes back inside, claude rains is a dead man. It’s the — what’s not to love? It’s so good. Well, if you like this film, you’re gonna love the second feature. You’re not gonna tell me what it is, are you? You wanted to be surprised.

[ Chuckles ] Uh, there’s a concession stand back there, but bonbons felt a little pedestrian for such a momentous occasion. A drive-in’s momentous? No, not the drive-in. Us. You agreeing to an official first date. That is momentous, yeah. So I brought a lovely… charcuterie… oh. …And, uh, caviar. Oh, it’s lovely. Wow. What? What? Well, I-I love popcorn at the movies. Well, it’s a good thing I brought popcorn, then. This is from japan. It’s salted umami. And it’s out of this world. No. Popcorn needs fake butter. Well, I’m usually much better at this. Oh! Bull’s eye on the movie and the fact that you remembered I love hitchcock. I mean, yeah, that’s all perfect. Yeah, the master of suspense never got any more romantic than “notorious.” Yeah. A libeled lady and a charismatic rogue on a spy mission falling for each other.

[ Sentimental music

playing on screen ] What’s not to love? Of course blackmailing linc is illegal. That’s why I kept you out of it. You ditched me. Yeah, for your own good. You are so, so close to being reinstated. You came to me for help, and as soon as I agreed, you bailed on me and you took off so you could handle it on your own. Not that you’ve gotten anywhere. No, I beg to differ. Something went way, way wrong with linc tonight. He came out of the back room fuming. And when linc gets mad, linc gets stupid. And when linc gets stupid, which is most of the time, linc makes mistakes, and that’s when we’ve got him. I manage some of the best talent in the business. Billie and olivia would kill to sign with me. Then why haven’t they? Oh, I got a full plate now. Plus, I don’t really need the money. Oh, you’re rolling in it?

[ Chuckles ] Yeah, you know, the private planes, the yachts. You have more than one? Ah, well, that depends where I’m heading. Which I imagine is all over the world. Baby, you would not believe the life I’ve lived. Oh. Bet you’ve seen some things. I’m nothing like the guys you’re used to. Hmm. So true. Ah!

[ Laughs ] Okay, well, what’s there to talk about? Look, I bought into the game. I played well. I won fair and square. And what is your definition of fair, mr. Bell? What’s indisputable is that you cleaned out all of my other players in eight hands. That’s just how the cards fell. When the game goes on all night, the players’ inhibitions wear down and the stakes go up. If they lose, they ask for credit. Which you’re more than happy to extend at a fat interest rate. You cut into my profits. I’ll need to recoup my losses, which will come out of your winnings.

[ Chuckles ] Now who’s not playing fair?

[ Speaks mandarin ]

[ Grunts ]

[ Coughs ] We haven’t really sat down and addressed what scott did to michael on the stand. Did you know what baldwin was gonna do? No, sonny, I didn’T. You sure? I mean, scott told me that he was gonna bring up claudia zacchara’s death, but I had no idea about the details on how she died. I just know that scott said he was gonna hit michael with his criminal record. So it sounds like you didn’t know how bad baldwin was gonna get with — with michael. I didn’T. I really didn’T. But I’m — I’m not gonna get any medals either. Kidnapping avery, and then, again, keeping your existence in nixon falls a secret. Let me guess. Baldwin said to you that in order to, uh, secure visitation with wiley, you were gonna have to level the playing field. Yeah, make michael look so bad that I look better in comparison. Listen to me, okay? I just want you to know that michael had no intention of killing claudia. He was just a teenager, and he was defending his little sister. I know that now. And watching scott go after michael on the stand, it made my stomach sick, sonny, in part because of what I set in motion, and in part because I was sure… …that I’d lose you over it. I gotta say, this is kind of nice, having the place to ourselves. Yeah. Perks of co-owning the metro court. Yeah, and you know I’m only hanging out for the perks, right? Oh, I’m under no illusions.

[ Laughs ]

[ Sighs ] I think I know what you meant when you said, “bad, but for the best.” It’s when something crappy happens to you, but — but you needed it. It’s what you actually needed. It gives you a wake-up call. Kind of just shifts your whole perspective. That’s exactly what happened to me today. I haven’t talked to sonny since nina’s visitation hearing, and I won’t go into the gory details. But nina had her lawyer, scott baldwin, accuse michael of being violent towards women. Oh, my god! Can you believe that? I-I heard that, and I am so — I am so incredibly sorry. I mean, it was awful. But what was truly indefensible was that sonny was in the courtroom. He heard everything. And when it was over, he comforted nina. You must have felt so betrayed.

[ Chuckles ] Yeah. Furious. And, um… devastated. And now? Weirdly grateful.

When michael was done with his testimony and the judge called for a recess because she wanted to talk to diane and scott in chambers, I — I stood up and, um, felt so alone, and I turned around, and there you were on the plaintiff’s side, on my side. I remember. And then I saw you, and you looked so stoic. And I had no idea what you were feeling. I was afraid that you were gonna tear into me. I did — I had — there was a lot of, you know, that was going — a lot of stuff happening. I mean, I was angry at baldwin for going after michael. I was disappointed in michael for going after you. And then baldwin had to go after michael. It’s just — it was a lot. Yeah, it was ugly. I wanted to play fair. I wanted to just let everyone cool down until michael and willow allowed me to see wiley. But michael and willow, they didn’t — they didn’t play fair. Even before the five-page feature in… yeah. And —

…the invader? Yeah, they were never gonna cool down, sonny. I mean, wiley would have been an adult before I was allowed to see him, and by that time, he would be so brainwashed, he’d never want to see me. You had every right to, you know, go for that petition for the visitation. I’ve made a lot of mistakes. I know. But — but so has michael. Nobody’s perfect here. Listen… …when I saw you in the court standing up, you were just — you were hurting. You were hurting a lot. And all I could think about was… …making you feel better. I just wanted to explain to you what happened. I felt like my…

[Voice breaking] Like my skin was ripped off, all my faults were exposed. And there you were. You touched my cheek. And then — sorry. That small act of compassion, that meant more to me than you will ever know. You’re grateful that sonny sided with nina? The sonny I knew would have defended his son. And the fact that he didn’t brought it all home to me in a way that nothing else could. I mean, the man I married, the sonny I loved, the father of my kids, he’s gone. For as long as I’ve known sonny,

[Chuckles] He could make me angry. So angry, angrier than anyone. And what surprised me today was the anger I didn’t feel. And that’s when I realized. Your wake-up call. Yeah. What sonny did in that courtroom severed the last tie. I mean, we’re donna’s parents. We’re always gonna co-exist for her sake, but… separate lives. And I’ve been saying I’m free for a while, but today i feel free. Congratulations.

[ Laughs ] Thank you. Thank you. We should celebrate. I’ll need to see your ids. Which one? The real one that says I’m underage? Or the fake one that says I’m 23 and my name is jane?

[ Chuckles ] Look, trina cannot get arrested, even if it’s a misdemeanor. The title ix determination came back against her. Sorry to hear that. Thanks, but it turns out it’s the least of my worries. Look, coming here was entirely my idea. I dragged her along. Please, just bust me and let trina go.

[ Police radio chatter ]

[ Cody coughing ] Enough. Come on. The money.

[ Grunts ] No, come on, you can’t take my buy-in money. I bro– I brought it to the table.

[ Coughs ] You cost me far more than I recouped tonight. You are still in my debt. You can’t leave me with nothing, come on. I’m not completely heartless.

[ Wheezes ] Let’s go.

[ Whimpering ] Sorry. Selina: Bradley! I mean, I don’t want to intimidate you or anything. Mm.I am rich and famous, but deep down inside, I’m just a regular guy. Mm! Regular just doesn’t do it for me. Neither does rich and famous. I’m into a very particular type. By all means, enlighten me. The kind who keeps his head when literal bullets are flying, who’s not overly fussy on the rule of law, and who doesn’t give a damn about pop culture. The kind of guy who can take a punch and laugh about it. This yours? Yes. Thank you. By the way, did you know that loser is rich and famous? Do you not see how this could blow up in your face? If you do something illegal to get back at linc, and linc can prove it, then you’re in a far worse position than when you started. Oh, look at linc’s expression. Britt blew him off, and he is livid. Now’s my chance.

[ Coughs and whimpers ]

[ Groans ]

Okay. I’m up for celebrating.What do you suggest? Well, let’s see. Um… how about a night swim? Oh, I didn’t bring my suit. You could skinny dip. Uh…[ Chuckles ] I own the hotel. You know, people could come and… so… I don’t think anybody’s around. Pool’s closed. I won’t tell. Raincheck? Absolutely. At least put your feet in the water? Ah! I can do that. Carly saw me in the courtroom. And that’s what we were fighting about today. She — I guess she felt like the — the gesture of comfort meant that I-I didn’t — I was okay with baldwin going after michael. Oh, I’m so sorry I put you in that position. I don’t — I don’t regret it at all ’cause I was just doing what I felt I wanted to do in the moment. Yeah. Carly — she can’t forgive you? She’s done, which is ironic ’cause the — the divorce has been finalized for a while now, but I guess she doesn’T… you know, she’s cutting the cord. Uh, except for donna. I get to… I get to see donna… yeah. …As much as I want, you know. No matter what carly’s issues are, she is first and foremost a mother. She’s never gonna use donna as a pawn. Yeah. You know, I never thought this would happen. I al– I always thought that I’d be connected to carly, like, at least from the past or from the kids, or, you know. Just… no, your son weathered a vicious attack, and you consoled the woman who initiated it. I don’t know you anymore. And she — she said she doesn’t know who I am anymore. And I’m — I’m thinking, well, of course she doesn’T. I mean, a lot has changed since nixon falls. I’m not the same person. I’ve changed. And it seems like the only one who… …understands me in my life is you. I’ll need yours, too. Cabrera. The bouncer checks out. Listen, my partner’s waiting for me. We got a perp violating his parole. We need to process him at the station. Clear the scene. Send everyone home. Copy that. What happens now? Are you gonna arrest us? Well, technically, it’s not illegal to purchase a fake id in the state of new york. It’s not? Using one, however, is more of a gray area. It’s up to the officer’s discretion whether or not he wants to file charges. And what is your discretion telling you? I’m gonna let you off with a warning, this time.

[ Coughs and groans ]

[ Sighs ] Lose something? Ahh.

[ Coughs ] Linc, what a coincidence. Long time no see. Oh, get lost, brook lynn. I’m expecting a call from korea. Yeah. And there’s a bridge for sale in brooklyn. You know, I should know better than to visit port charles. First some cowboy took all my cash at a card game, and then some woman doesn’t even have the sense to appreciate what I’m offering.

[ Cellphone rings ] Oh. This is it.


Ban-mal? Wh– yes, yes, absolutely. “All I want” is still available. That’s my song. Your guys will do a phenomenal interpretation. And I have listened to plenty of boy bands. And might I say, yours is the best in the k-pop biz. Yeah, you can change the lyrics from “him” to “her.” You can change whatever you want. I own the song.

[ Clears throat ] What the hell? The song in question is no longer available. It’s caught up in a copyright lawsuit that could drag on for years. Goodbye.

[ Sighs ] Do you realize what you just did? Yeah, I saved my song. I want my phone back. Ow! Chase: Hey! Come here. Back off! Oh, god. Hey, man, if you don’t realize that she is using you, then you are dumber than you look. Phone, or I will sell your entire catalog to a porn producer I know who’ll use it for soundtracks. Wow. What a surprise. You know a porn producer. Yeah, come to think of it, that’s a market you should explore. You can’t sing anymore, but there are other ways to perform, like lying on your back.

[ Epic music playing on screen ]

[ Cellphone chimes ] Oh, sorry. I usually remember to switch these things off. Is it important? No, it’s just work. It’ll keep. Anything to do with the jennifer smith case? Why do you ask? I’m just curious. I offered my assistance. You were strangely quiet. Oh, yeah, it’s not likely I’m gonna need it, ’cause the wsb think that the case is airtight. You don’t agree? No! Jennifer — she was — she insisted that she had this french naval captain up in her room. Played by gary cooper? I wish. [ Laughs ] Anyway, we haven’t been able to locate him or confirm his identity or anything.

[ French accent ] This chair, is it taken? I think I can still be of some use. I am sorry. I didn’t mean to get so emotional. I did not call you here for consolation.

[ Sniffles ]

[ Chuckles ] I know. Hey. I can tell that you’re hurting. Why don’t you talk to me? I’m tired of hurting. I’m tired of — of being angry, of being sorry. This is who I am. You love me, or you hate me.

[ Chuckles ] And with you, it seems to be enough. Yeah. Right? Or not? Mm-hmm.

[ Laughs ] I’m tired of hurting, too, sonny. I’m tired of the loss and the regret. You, my man, you make me happy, and I want to embrace that happiness. How do we start? Oh. How do we start? Slowly. Carly: Mm. This is perfect. Really? It’s perfect? You don’t think my idea of celebration is kind of lame? No! Sometimes the simplest things are the best. Look, I’m here hanging out with you on this gorgeous night, and my feet are in the swimming pool of a hotel that I co-own.

And I own a chunk of stock in a media company that is soaring by the day. A bigger chunk than you expected to have.

[ Laughs ] I know a good thing when I see it.

[ Grunts and coughs ]

[ Laughs ] Well, thanks. What’d you do to deserve this? Ah, this is just how it goes when I’m on a winning streak. Mm. You get beat up and left in an alley with only $50?

[ Laughs ] Well, my luck turns harder and faster than a bucking bronco. Mm. There you were, picturing the hot car you were gonna buy, the place in malibu. 200-acre spread in wyoming. It’s a nice place. You ever been? I was gonna buy some — buy some horses. Purebreds? No, uh… the price is — too pricey. Just gonna get some workhorses to take care of and ride. Take care of… you might have a concussion, so stay with me, cody. Cody! I wasn’t — I wasn’t sleeping, I pro– I was just — I was resting my eyes. Then I’ll leave you to it.

[ Straining ] Yep. Damn hippocratic oath. “First do no harm.” Okay. So… I’m a doctor, remember? So let me check your injuries. And I’m warning you right now, this is going to hurt. Ah, ah! You said you were looking for a lead on esme. Did you find one? Yes and no. Esme framed trina by planting the phone in trina’s bag. The phone she used to record the sex tape and then sending it out in an e-mail blast. And we think we found the guy who sold her the phone. Who is he? He was tending the bar when we got here. We don’t know his name. He was about to id esme, but the fight broke out and he slipped away. But he works here, which means he’ll be back. Next time we’ll get him — next time, you guys won’t be anywhere near here. Well, we need to find the guy. I’ll ask about the bartender. I’ll get a name, a description, and I’ll run it.

[ Cellphone beeping ] I got another call. Disturbance in progress. How are you two getting home? Uh, a rideshare. It’ll be here in five minutes. Good. Be sure not to miss it.

Thanks for the ice cream.That was a great suggestion. Oh, anytime. What are you doing? What do you think I’m doing? I’m working off the ice cream. The mile I swam earlier isn’t gonna cut it. Oh. [ Laughs ] Thank you for the celebration. Who says it’s over? As far as I’m concerned, it’s just getting started. So we’ve been dancing around each other for a year at least, and not to mention the time in nixon falls. So how much slower can we go? Well, I want nothing more than to just dive head first into a relationship with you. Right. What’s stopping you? Well, what’s stopping me is…me. The feeling that I had in that courtroom when I stood up and I saw you. We could fall really hot and heavy with each other.

[ Chuckles ] What happens to me when it fizzles out? Sonny, you are unlike any man that I have ever known. And I want us to build something real between us. I appreciate that. But you’re not the only one that’s feeling alone. I just, you know…. carly and michael cut me out of their life. I can’t rely on them. And there — there is this connection that we have. But if, you know — if you want to take it slow, I’m okay with that. Okay. You going home already? Yeah, well… no, no, no. You keep this just because that — you can remember me.

[ Laughs ] Okay. If I don’t leave now, I will never leave, so… I’ll call you. Yeah, I’m looking forward to it.

[ Door closes ] Will I l-live?

[ Grunts ] Your ribs are badly bruised. Some may be cracked. I’d recommend an x-ray.

[ Grunts ] Yeah, I’ll get right on that, just as soon as I can figure out how to stand up. Oh, for pity’s sake. Lean on me. Come on. Oh! Ah! Ow, ow, ow. Aw! You’re such a baby.

[ Laughs ] Aren’t you the same guy who fell from the sky and into the metro court pool without a bump? You cushioned my fall.

[ Sighs ] I’m parked right over there. I’ll drive you to G.H.

[ Sighs ] Alright. Hospitals are pricey, and I’m down to my last $50, so… well, I’m not gonna leave you in the alley. You need help.

[ Exhales ] I know who can help. And they owe me.

[ Laughs ] Oh! Familiar with a lot of french naval captains, are we? Profiling 101. First of all, how are we so sure that ms. Smith didn’t just invent this gallic seafarer? We know he exists because the hotel bartender saw him. Okay. Well, this is where I suggest his involvement is incidental and ms. Smith is just implicating him as a red herring. Right. No more hitchcock for you. No, not at all. It’s occam’s razor, darling. The simplest explanation is usually the right one. She doesn’t want to admit her guilt, so she’s claiming innocence and wanting to finger some poor sap she met at a hotel bar. Perhaps. Okay, what do you think happened? I’m not sharing my theories with a civilian. Ouch. Who are you calling a civilian? We have — we’ve worked together on plenty of your cases. I know what you’re doing.

[ Sighs ] I’m trying to help you. No, you’re not. I thought this was too good to be true. Is this really a date? Is it? I mean, th– [Sighs] This — this whole drive-in, hitchcock, charcuterie? Or is it just a tactic to get information out of me? How crazy was that? The bar fight? The lead on esme?

[ Door closes ] The cops showing up?

[ Sighs ] We were so close to getting the bartender to id esme. I know, but, I mean, things could be worse. We could be in the back of a squad car charged with misdemeanor use of a fake id, jane. You’re right, kara.

[ Chuckles ] Rory did us a solid tonight.

Us? [ Laughs ] No, that had nothing to do with me. Rory did that for you. He likes you. Yeah, I think he does. Okay. What happened here? I was attacked. Assault and battery. And I am pressing charges. Take statements from all these witnesses. Did you see the incident? Afraid I did. Who did what to whom? This is all my fault. I feel awful. I’m the one who lost my cool. Hey, you had every right to. Ugh! Linc is such a slimeball. You know what, let’s sneak out the back door, okay? We’ll hole up at the mansion, we’ll call the elq lawyers, and they can get us out of this. Aren’t you coming? I’ll only make things worse if I leave the scene. I’ll be labeled a fugitive with an apb on my back. I was the victim of a brutal and unprovoked attack. According to your witness here, detective chase threw the first and only punch. You collapsed like wet cardboard.

[ Laughs ] Exactly. Call an ambulance. He broke my jaw. Excuse me. Officer cabrera. Detective chase. Uh, you were on suspension when I joined the force, but I’ve heard the stories. Yeah, I bet. Well, it, uh, looks like you have a witness and a victim who clearly wants to press charges. No. No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. He was provoked, okay? Linc had it coming. Please, please, don’t do this. Brook lynn.

[ Sighs ] Harrison chase, you’re under arrest. You have the right to remain silent.

[ Handcuffs click ] Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you.

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