Word Ladder: 3 Endings

Can you complete these enhanced** Word Ladders, which give 3 endings to the same initial situation?

The 3rd ladder has a bonus continuation (7 additional rungs) for those unsatisfied with the published ending. Simply type 'Hollywood Ending' and go from there. As those are bonus answers, be sure to find them before fully completing the standard puzzle.
Societal Ideal Version
•• Start with this big ticket item, 
[CUT] Handy tool in the garden 
Flower found in the garden 
What flood waters do, at first 
Proverbial owl adjective 
•• Then find this one to join you, 
•• (And people will be saying you're living The Good ____,) 
Tailed flier for windy days 
Frontiersman Carson & others 
•• And have 2.33 of these, thereabouts anyway, 
Off-shore platforms 
Casual reference to the first or last rung of this ladder 
•• And maybe adopt these, 
Venetian chief magistrate 
The Astros' stadium was one 
•• And they'll say your [Rung 1] is now this. 
Mercenary Version
•• Start with this big ticket item, 
Wake (someone up) 
[CUT] Deception, trick 
•• Then make repairs like removing this oxidation, 
Paul Harvey's line: 'and now for the ____ of the story' 
•• Then find someone to occupy [Rung 1] so you can get this from them, 
What Howard Beale did through much of the movie 'Network' 
Set at an angle 
List of actors in a play 
•• And then you'll have plenty of this, 
A hair of the eyelid 
Endure; opposite of first 
Like Bolt or Spitz 
Word preceding 'accompli' 
Go from one place to another, uncaringly 
•• Or simply do this with [Rung 1] and not deal with tenancy at all. 
Sociopathic Version
•• Start with this big ticket item, 
Minnie or Mighty 
Code of dit and dat 
[CUT] Cockney equine? 
Approximately [2 words] 
[ADD] Actor Welles 
•• Get insurance and then arrange for this, 
Happy Days' Williams 
[CUT] Unknown author 
The 4-letter version of Elvis' middle name 
1982 Sci-fi flick 
Roger Rabbit is one 
•• Being sure to be seen around here when it happens, 
Like grass after the Lawn Boy comes through 
Poetic part of the day? 
Traditional knowledge 
Attractive part of fishing? 
[ADD] •• And then collect this (filthy) stuff. 
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  • **Enhanced means you might add/cut a letter without anagramming from the rung above. [ADD] means add 1 letter anywhere. [CUT] means remove any 1 letter. First word of each ladder is 5 letters long.
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Last Updated: Jun 30, 2017
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