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As The World Turns Transcript Monday 10/20/03

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Mike: What's wrong?

Katie: I can't keep this a secret any longer, Mike. It was me.

Mike: It was you, what?

Katie: The hit and run driver. I'm the one that ran you down. I didn't realize it at first, Mike, and when I did realize it, I wanted to tell you, but I just couldn't, and -- I can't live like this anymore and you deserve to know the truth, so --

Mike: Get out.

Katie: What?

Mike: I know why you did it. You wanted me hurt because you thought that I should have saved Simonís life.

Katie: No, no, no, no! Mike that is not it. I was on that medication and it made me all weird!

Mike: Oh, shut up. Shut -- shut up! I don't ever want to see your face again. Get out!

Mike: Katie?

Katie: Mike, shh. Just go back to sleep. I didn't mean to disturb you.

Mike: Oh, it's okay. What are you doing here?

Katie: I was just gonna tell you something, but you know what? It's late. You go back to sleep. We can talk about it later.

Mike: No, go ahead. What's on your mind?

Barbara: Will! Will, honey, wait! Wait. Will! Will --

Will: No!

Barbara: Listen to me! Okay? You didn't say a word the whole way home in the car. I want to talk to you. I want to know that you're okay.

Will: I'm fine, Mom. You can go back to your place.

Barbara: I'm not doing that. Your dad's not home. Emily's not here. I'm not leaving you alone.

Will: But that's what I want. Why doesn't anybody do what I want!

Jennifer: Will? Woah, woah, woah -- what's happening? What's going on?

Barbara: What are you doing here?

Jennifer: I came by to see dad and Will. Answer my question. What's going on?

Barbara: Will snuck out of my suite and went over to his brother's house and so I followed him to make sure --

Jennifer: Will, are you all right? What happened?

Will: Mom was right all along. Rose is stealing Paul away from us, and there's nothing we can do to stop her.

Rose: All right, let's get a few things straight. Barbara comes in here, busting my chops, and I get all defensive and it just -- slips out. About us leaving the country. I never meant to hurt Will. I swear. I am so sorry.

Paul: And that's it? That's your apology?

Rose: Yeah.

Paul: Well, it's not accepted.

Lucy: I want to hear it from you. Where were you tonight when you should have been with me at the homecoming dance?

Aaron: Did you win?

Lucy: We're not talking about that.

Aaron: I just want to know.

Lucy: Yes.

Aaron: Lucy, that's great.

Lucy: You got arrested for bookmaking. How did you get involved with illegal gambling? Is that where you've been getting the money for limos and hotel rooms?

Aaron: I wasn't gambling, Lucy. All I did was make a delivery.

Lucy: Oh, Aaron, how stupid do you think I am?

Aaron: Please don't say that, Lucy.

Lucy: Why not?

Aaron: You're the most important thing in the world to me.

Lucy: Then why did you do it? Why did you ruin everything?

Lily: So what's it going to be, Dusty? You gonna take responsibility for Aaron getting arrested tonight? Or you gonna hide behind him and, and let him suffer because of you?

Dusty: A decent guy would take the rap. Is that your point?

Lily: I'm done making points. So are you going to stand up, or aren't you?

Dusty: Let me talk to Aaron.

Holden: Forget it. I meant what I said. I don't want you anywhere near my son.

Will: You said it wouldn't happen, Jen, but you were wrong. Now Paul and Rose are going to Paris, and he doesn't care about any of us anymore.

Jennifer: Will, that's not true.

Barbara: Honey, your brother loves you, it's just that his judgment has been affected by other people.

Will: You mean Rose?

Barbara: I know this is hard to understand, but sometimes there are certain people that are just not good for each other.

Will: Paul isn't leaving Oakdale because of Rose. He's leaving because of you.

Barbara: Look, I know you heard a lot of very upsetting things tonight. You just have to understand that --

Will: You made Rose hate you. And now she's taking Paul to Paris so she never has to see you again. It's always the same thing, Mom. It's all messed up. And you tell me that it's okay. And you just expect me to believe you? Well, I don't, Mom. I don't believe you!

Barbara: Will!

Jennifer: Hey, you know, I think that you should leave.

Barbara: You know, will you get out of my way? I've done nothing wrong here.

[Jennifer scoffs]

Jennifer: It's always the same with you! You've played the victim for so long that you can't see it any other way.

Barbara: Are you telling me that you approve of these upcoming nuptials?

Jennifer: No, I don't! I agree with you that Paul is making a mistake. Marrying a woman that ran off with his best friend? It doesn't make sense. I agree. But that's Paulís decision. And all that we can do is get out of the way.

Barbara: Well, maybe that's the difference between being a sister and a mother. You can just stand by and watch this DíAngelo woman destroy your brother's life. You can watch while she destroys your little brother's life. And you'll do nothing to lift a finger to help him. But I can't do that. I'm a mother. And as long as I have a breath in my body, I will do whatever it takes to protect my children. And God help whoever stands in my way.

Paul: I know that I told you that I don't want to be a slave to my family, but I love Will and I love Jennifer, and just because you  --- and just because you and I are moving to Paris doesn't mean I'm gonna turn my back on them.

Rose: I -- did I ever ask you to do that?

Paul: No.

Rose: Do you think I ever will?

Paul: I don't know! Look, it's pretty clear to me that you and Jen are never gonna be pals.

Rose: I got a sister myself. And I love Lily, don't get me wrong, but I do see her for who she really is.

Paul: Oh, and you don't think that I can do the same thing with Jennifer?

Rose: No, I don't think you can.

Paul: You're wrong. I think I have a pretty realistic view of who she is. I think she's got terrible judgment. I think she has learned to be manipulative from Barbara. And I think that she never does anything without thinking of herself first and everybody else later.

Rose: Hmm, there you go. Big brother's paying attention.

Paul: But, and this is a very -- well, this is important, she's my blood. And I understand her, and right or wrong, I'm always gonna be on her side.

Rose: All right, all right, I get it.

Paul: And that goes double for Will. Poor kid, Rose. Half the time he doesn't know what's going on.

Rose: I know. He's been through hell and my big mouth -- made me say that. But, Paul, I mean, eventually, he's gonna have to realize that we're gonna be leaving. Accept it.

Paul: I know. I had really hoped that I could soften the blow for him. You know, that I could tell him in my own way, in my own time.

Rose: Sorry. I said that I'm sorry and I mean it. Is there anything that I can do to make it right?

Paul: Well, you know what? There might be.

Rose: Really?

Paul: Yeah. Maybe we can go over there together, we can explain to him why we're going to Paris. I don't think I got through to him about all that stuff -- that he could come visit, and all. Maybe if we explain everything to him, he wouldn't feel like everybody was just kinda dumping on him.

Rose: Okay. Great. When?

Paul: Tonight.

Rose: Good. I can do that. Here I am now, thinking like a 13-year-old, he's gonna think we're just trying to make nice. You know?

Paul: Yeah. But I think I just thought of a way that we can get through to him.

Aaron: Lucy, you're making it sound like I got arrested on purpose. You think I wanted this?

Lucy: You broke the law, Aaron. No one made you do it.

Aaron: I was just trying to make some extra cash, Luce. For you. When you love someone, you want to give them things. I could never afford to get you anything really special. I finally had the chance to do that.

Lucy: All I wanted from you was yourself. But tonight, when Mr. Stauffer announced that I was the homecoming queen, the only thing I wanted to do was look in your eyes and share it with you, but you weren't there.

Aaron: Stop. Lucy, I'll make it up to you. I swear. I promise. Somehow, someday, I'll make it up to you.

Lucy: You canít. You're gonna have to live with this, Aaron. You're gonna have to do without me.

Dusty: You want to come after me? Go ahead. It's not gonna help your kid.

Jack: No one's coming after anybody. We're here to do what's best for Aaron. Am I right?

Holden: Jack --

Jack: And right now, I think that means letting Dusty talk to him. He will just talk Aaron into taking the wrap for everything.

Craig: Well, I don't think that's going to happen, right, Dusty? Hmm?

Dusty: Craig?

Craig: Huh?

Dusty: Shut up.

Lily: Dusty?

Holden: Lily, don't waste your breath.

Lily: Just give me a minute, okay? So, is Holden right? Aaron looks up to you. You wouldn't take advantage of that, now would you?

Dusty: I can see why your husband works with horses. His people skills aren't too good.

Lily: That's nice. Don't -- don't take it out on Holden because you're angry.

Dusty: What would I know about it anyway?

Lily: What are you talking about?

Dusty: I got no wife -- no kids. What would I know about caring for someone as much as Holden cares about Aaron, for example?

Lily: What happened to you? Really, what happened to you? You used to be such a sweet guy.

Dusty: What happened to me? Changes, Lil. Look at you. You used to think that everybody, everybody had a good heart. And you didn't give up on 'em so easily.

Lily: I think we should let Dusty talk to Aaron.

Bob: Mike, this is going to take hard work and it's gonna take patience. I know that Dr. Harris has recommended that you hire somebody full-time when you leave this place. I second that.

Ben: Hey. Still looking him over, Bob?

Bob: Mm-hmm.

[Door closes]

Ben: Looks like I'm gonna have to cancel that basketball game for in the morning.

Mike: I could keep score if I could get down there.

Bob: Well, Mike's recovery is on track. All he needs now is the support of his friends.

Katie: I should probably get going, too. Leave you guys to talk.

Ben: No, you don't have to leave Katie.

Katie: Actually, I do. I have a lot to get done at home.

Mike: You said you were going to tell me something. You never told me what it was.

Katie: Oh, it was nothing. Really, don't even give it second thought.

[Door closes]

Ben: Did I miss something there?

Mike: It's okay.

Ben: You want me to go after her, get Katie to come back?

Mike: No. The less I see of Katie, the better it'll be for both of us.

Will: I don't want to talk about Paul moving to Paris.

Jennifer: I guess you're pretty mad at him, huh?

Will: I'm mad at everyone. I'm mad at you!

Jennifer: That's okay. I can handle it.

Will: You know, why is it that nobody sticks around in this family? I mean, first, Mom ran off to marry Craig Montgomery, then you went to Europe and hardly ever called. Now Paulís leaving because he wants to be with Rose. Why is it like that, Jen? I mean, isn't a family supposed to stick together?

Jennifer: Hey --

[Knocking at door] You know, just keep eating. Okay?

Paul: Hi.

[Door closes] What's going on? Is Will here?

Rose: I thought we should sit down and talk to him about things.

Jennifer: That's really big of you, Rose. But I think you've done enough already.

Aaron: Lucy? What are you telling me? Is this it? I mean, are we done?

Lucy: It's not what I want. But I can't be with you, Aaron. Not after this.

Aaron: Look, I know I messed up, Lucy. But please -- we can make it through this. Because no matter what, I still love you.

Lucy: I love you, too. I never thought I'd say this to you, but love isn't enough.

Aaron: Yes, it is. Look at everything we've just been through. The fire, running away -- your accident, your dad trying to keep us apart -- the only reason we made it through all that stuff is because we love each other so much.

Lucy: You lied to me. You broke the law. Love doesn't fix that. Nothing can.

Aaron: Lucy, look, I was looking at it all wrong. Okay? But I made a mistake, and I see it now. And it won't happen again.

Lucy: I know. Because I won't let it.

Aaron: No, Luce, Luce, please -- come on, Lucy, I need you right now.

Lucy: I'm sorry, Aaron. It's over.

[Lucy crying]

Craig: Lucy, what's wrong? What happened? What happened? Huh?

Lucy: I broke up with Aaron.

Craig: Oh. Oh, well, you did the right thing. Hey --

Lucy: Can we go home now?

Craig: Yeah, yeah, sure. Whatever you want. Come on.

Lucy: What's wrong with you? You don't care about anyone, not even yourself.

Dusty: Well, you can't please everybody.

Lily: Okay, now Aaron has lost the love of his life. If he goes to jail, he may never recover. You know that.

Holden: How am I supposed to fix that, Lily?

Lily: Maybe none of us can, but at least let Dusty talk to him. Do you think that there is a way that you can get Aaron out of this?

Jack: No. Aaron's only shot out of this comes if he gives us information.

Lily: All right.

Holden: Exactly. Tell me why Dusty is gonna convince Aaron to talk to the police, when it's Dustyís butt that winds up in a sling?

Lily: Because he knows that Aaron is a good kid and he has a good heart and his whole life ahead of him. Maybe somewhere deep in that heart of yours, Dusty remembers what that was like. And he knows what it would mean for Aaron to get a second chance right now.

Holden: And you're willing to take that chance?

Lily: Yes, I am.

[Holden sighs]

Holden: Okay.

Lily: Thank you.

Holden: Let Dusty talk to Aaron.

Lily: Okay.

Jack: You heard the man, go, now. Go.

Dusty: Hey.

[Door closes] How you doing?

Aaron: Lucy left me. I don't know what I'm going to do.

Dusty: Then it's a great thing I'm here. 'Cause I know exactly what you're gonna do. So listen up.

Jack: Are you ready to give me a statement about what happened tonight?

Dusty: He's not saying anything. I am.

Jennifer: You and I have a lot of things we need to discuss. I am telling you to make some time.

Ben: All right, man. What's going on? What's wrong with you seeing Katie?

Mike: I'm still in love with her.

Ben: You gonna tell her?

Mike: I did.

Ben: And?

Mike: It didn't go well. I mean, I know she wasn't ready to hear it, but it just -- it just came out. I couldn't stop myself. I wish I had, because the things she said to me after that --

Ben: What'd she say?

Mike: She said she wished I was dead instead of Simon.

Ben: Wow, dead. That's terrible.

Mike: She backed off it afterwards. But I have a feeling she meant it.

Ben: No, no, no, man. She was talking out of her pain. She didn't mean it.

Mike: I told her I wouldn't bother her again. I think it's best if we just don't see each other at all. Then I get whacked by this hit and run driver and she keeps showing up at the hospital.

Ben: Well, maybe you should reconsider? Maybe she really did regret what she said and is trying to make it up to you, man.

Mike: I don't want her to do it out of guilt. You know, so she feels bad about what she said. So what? That is not love and it never will be. And being around her, knowing that -- it just hurts too much, that's all.

Katie: How am I ever gonna tell him? How are you feeling? You want to take another lap?

Mike: No, huh-uh. I'm good. Let's take a break.

Katie: Okay, I'll get you something to drink.

Mike: Hey, I want you to know something -- I would have never made it through this recovery if it hadn't been for you.

Katie: Oh, c'mon, all I did was give you a little encouragement.

Mike: You have been with me night and day. You know, when I fell down, you picked me up. When I got discouraged, you lifted my spirits.

Katie: And I'm not done. We're not done until you're 100%.

Mike: You are amazing. I do not have the words to describe how much you have meant to me. So I guess I'll just say thank you --

Katie: Oh, no, no.

Mike: From the bottom of my heart.

Katie: No, Mike. I should be the one thanking you.

Mike: Why is that?

Katie: Well, because when I finally told you the truth, that I was the one driving the car that hit you. You were so incredibly understanding.

Mike: I know you, you know. I could tell right away how sorry you were. All right? And hey, everything you've done since then has shown me exactly how much you care about me. So, let's start over, and just forget about all that. Give ourselves a chance to make the most of this.

Katie: Oh, Mike --

Mike: Okay. Easy, easy, easy.

Katie: I'm sorry. Okay. I'll wait.

Bob: Katie?

Katie: Hey --

Bob: Hi. Hey, you looked almost catatonic.

Katie: Well, to tell you the truth, I haven't been doing too great. But I'm about to change all that, as long as you'll help.

Paul: Hey, Will. What's going on? How's it going?

Will: Jen made me an ice cream extravaganza.

Paul: Oh, an extravaganza. You got another spoon for me?

Rose: Me too?

Will: Maybe she can make you another one.

Paul: Will, listen. Rose and I both feel terrible about what happened at the apartment tonight.

Rose: About you finding out that we're going to Paris and --

Will: I know.

Paul: And it's not how I wanted it to happen. I had a whole different plan about how I was gonna tell you.

Will: It's okay. I'm not mad. And I don't feel bad about it either.

Paul: Okay. You sure?

Will: Positive.

Jennifer: Hey, look. You don't have to protect them, you can tell them the truth.

Will: I am. It's okay. Honest.

Paul: Great. I'm glad. You know, it's not the only reason that Rose and I came here to talk to you. There is something else we wanted to talk about. Rose?

Rose: Well, first -- I just want to apologize to you personally --

Will: Paul already told me.

Rose: But what he didn't tell you is that we want to invite you to come to Paris.

Paul: Hey, or Rome or London or wherever you wanted to go. Madrid -- I've never been to Madrid.

Rose: Or Italy. I got family there. I got tons of cousins that are like your age. And another thing, I got this book on how to speak French. I can get you another one if you want.

Paul: Please, take it. Rose should never speak French. Will, come on. You don't think we're serious?

Will: It doesn't matter. 'Cause I won't be going to Paris and you know it.

Holden: What are they doing in there? Plotting another crime?

Lily: I don't know, call me crazy, but I think that Dusty will get through to Aaron.

Holden: Sorry, but I have a hard time putting my faith in Dusty Donovan.

Lily: You want some water?

Jack: This isn't even about Dusty anymore, is it?

Holden: What do you mean?

Jack: You're having second thoughts about letting me bust Aaron?

Dusty: Whatever they ask, whatever they say, you don't answer. You got that? I do all the talking. Are you listening to me?

Aaron: What?

Dusty: What! We're talking about your life here, kid. You better start paying attention.

Aaron: I don't have a life anymore. My girlfriend won't talk to me ever again.

Dusty: Hey, hey. None of this was your fault. You understand that? Everything that happened tonight was my fault.

Aaron: You think that's going to make a difference to Lucy?

Dusty: Hey, trust me when I say, you and Lucy are gonna get back together. She's nuts about you, kid. Relax.

Aaron: Like you and Rose?

Jack: Time's up, gentleman. Are you ready to give me a statement about what happened tonight?

Dusty: He's not saying anything. I am.

Lucy: I'll be in my room.

Craig: You want to talk?

Lucy: What is there to talk about? Aaron lied to me. And I don't want to ever see him again.

Craig: Well, I'm glad you appreciate the seriousness of what he's done.

Lucy: Daddy, is he going to go to jail?

Craig: Well, I don't think anybody really wants that. But, he did get himself into some trouble.

Lucy: You don't fool me.

Craig: What do you mean?

Lucy: I know you never stopped hating Aaron.

Craig: Oh, come on. I did my best to accept him.

Lucy: Or so you said.

Craig: What's your point here?

Lucy: My point? Um, if it weren't for you, Aaron would never have been arrested.

Craig: How do you figure that?

Lucy: You're the one who got him the job at the club. That's where he met Dusty.

Craig: You wanted me to help him out.

Lucy: Yeah, but Metro was your club and Dusty was your partner. You had to know illegal stuff was going on there and that Aaron would get caught up in it. And that would be it. That would be your big chance to get him away from me.

Craig: Listen, no one forced Aaron to break the law. Again, he did that on his own. And you are just going to have to accept that.

Lucy: I do. But you set this all up. And that makes it your fault as much as his.

Dusty: I'm the one that set up the delivery to Waldo. I gave Aaron the bag, I gave him the time, the place, everything.

Jack: And Aaron had no idea that he was delivering to a bookie?

Dusty: No.

Jack: Did he know what was in the bag?

Dusty: No.

Jack: Do you understand that you're going to be facing charges, based on the statement you just gave?

Dusty: Yes, I do. I just want Aaron left out of this. He had nothing to do with anything. I accept full responsibility.

Jack: All right, Aaron, I'm gonna make this really easy. Dusty had stated that you were an unwitting accomplice to a crime that he arranged. Do you concur that this crime was committed without foreknowledge or input on your part?

Aaron: What are you asking me? Like, did I -- you asking if I set up the delivery myself?

Jack: Yes.

Aaron: No. No, I didnít.

Jack: All right then there is no reason for us to arrest you.

Lily: Oh, thank God.

Aaron: But wait -- this is not fair. Dusty, this is not fair.

Dusty: It's okay. It's okay. Hey, take my advice on this -- use your energy and go get your girl back.

Aaron: Okay. Thanks.

Dusty: Get outta here. Go ahead.

Aaron: Jack, can I please go?

Jack: Please, go.

Holden: Aaron -- Aaron. I just want you to know, that I'm happy that this all worked out for you.

Aaron: Worked out for me? How?

Holden: You didn't get arrested, you're off the hook.

Aaron: Not with Lucy. And that's the most important thing to me right now.

Paul: Will, come on, I don't get this. I thought you'd be really excited to come visit us in Europe.

Will: I would be. But it's not going to happen.

Jennifer: Hey, Will, why do you keep saying that?

Will: Because Mom is not going to let me go.

Paul: Come on. I'll talk to Barbara, and as soon as she sees how excited you are -- and we'll tell her how great it's gonna be and I'm sure she will be fine with it.

Will: Can we talk about this tomorrow? I'm really tired and I've have a math test in the morning.

Paul: Sure, yeah. Sorry. I didn't mean to keep you up so late. I'll talk to you tomorrow. And listen, everything is going to be fine, all right? Don't worry.

Will: I wonít.

Rose: Good night.

Paul: Look after him.

Jennifer: That's why I'm here. Hey, you gonna finish your extravaganza?

Will: I'm done.

Jennifer: You know, Paris is really, really cool.

Will: So?

Jennifer: So -- so, Paulís right. You might have a great time there. Hey, hey, listen, I know. Visiting is not the same as having him around whenever you want to hang out --

Will: Every time I get used to having a big brother again, something happens that he gets taken away. I got to go to bed.

Jennifer: Will? Will? Hey, buddy, wait. Come on, hey. You know, it's going to be different this time, Will. I promise. Your big sister's going to see to that.

Ben: I saw the way Katie looked at you when she left. And whether or not either of you wants to admit it, she cares about you.

Mike: Too much has happened. She is never going to forgive me for not being able to save Simon. You know, and she is beating herself up because she wanted me dead, and it almost happened. Now, you tell me how love is gonna grow out of that?

Ben: Stranger things have happened. Look, you know, I became a doctor because I wanted to heal people. And all these years, I have learned that I can only do so much because healing takes time.

Mike: I don't know, Ben.

Ben: You got to be patient, man. And -- and sometimes that is a really big job, I know, believe me.

Mike: The biggest job I've got right now is getting out of this hospital and getting on my way to recovery. And then maybe -- maybe I'll start thinking about Katie.

Katie: Mike is the kind of guy who is used to being strong. You know, climbing up scaffolding and digging holes in the ground -- he's just that is his identity and I'm sure he feels naked without it. When you came out of your coma, wasn't going back to work one of the first things you wanted to do?

Bob: After I spent some time with my family, yes.

Katie: Of course. And unfortunately, Mike doesn't have any family here. He's not going to get better unless he knows who he is again. We just have to help him get back on his feet, as soon as we can.

Bob: We? When did you become part of Mike's recovery?

Katie: Well, I'm not. But I thought if you recommended me --

Bob: Slow down, Katie. What are you talking about?

Katie: Well, I heard you say that Mike is going to need some help when he gets out of the hospital.

Bob: Well, that's very nice of you to volunteer. But I was talking about professional help.

Katie: I work at the hospital. Who better than me?

Bob: Yeah, you're good at what you do. But you're not a qualified physical therapist.

Katie: I could take some classes. I'm sure Oakdale U has some good ones --

Bob: Katie, this is not something you pick up overnight. Mike needs help right now. You just don't have enough training. Come on, cheer up. He'll need a lot of moral support and I'm sure you can give him plenty of that.

Craig: Lullaby, you have to understand something. I didn't set Aaron up to be arrested.

Lucy: Did you know Dusty was using him to break the law?

Craig: No. Oh, come here. Come here, come here, come here.

Lucy: Daddy, how could he do this? Tonight was supposed to be so special.

Craig: There'll be other nights. Every day, everything will be all right.

Lucy: I thought I could depend on him. You know, tonight when he said he was gonna go make a phone call and that he'd be right back, I didn't ask myself if he was telling the truth. I didn't doubt him for a second, not -- one.

Craig: I know, I know. That's why it hurts, cause you believed in him.

Lucy: I've never trusted anyone the way I trusted him. He wasn't just a boyfriend, he was my friend. He was my best friend. And now I've lost that forever.

Craig: Here, come on.

Aaron: You expect me to be all smiley and grateful because I didn't go to jail? Lucy's probably never going to talk to me again.

Holden: You don't know that.

Aaron: She was counting on me tonight, Holden. Not just any night, this was a special night for her. She should have been able to look over her shoulder at that big moment and see me looking back, so proud of her. But where was I? She'll never trust me again. I don't blame her.

Lily: You did the right thing.

Dusty: What did you expect?

Lily: Maybe neither one of us has changed as much as we thought.

Will: Mom?

Barbara: Oh, honey, did I wake you? I'm sorry.

Will: No. It's okay. I was just trying to read.

Barbara: You left your jacket in my car. I didn't realize until I got home.

Will: Thanks.

Barbara: Yeah. I'm sorry about tonight. I shouldn't have let Rose lure me into an argument.

Will: It's over now.

Barbara: You forgive me? Tell me you forgive me?

Will: Sure, Mom, I forgive you.

Barbara: Thank you. I'm sorry. I really am, I won't let it happen again. And I'll make it up to you. Are you all right? You look so sad.

Will: I'm just tired. I'm over it, really.

Barbara: No, you're not. I can tell, you're not.

Will: It's just, it stinks that Paulís going away.

Barbara: I know. It does, and even though we argue -- I just, I treasure having my children around me.

Will: There's nothing you can do now. He's all stoked about going.

Barbara: Well, there's always something you can do.

Will: Like what?

Barbara: I haven't figured that out yet. But I promise you, Rose will not take Paul away from us.

Rose: I know Will wasn't jumping up and down about going to Paris, but give it some time, he'll be excited about going.

Paul: Time? Maybe in like 30 or 40 years Will is going to want to visit us in Paris.

Rose: Oh, no, it's not gonna be that bad. How about we do something fun, like have a massage? Maybe a hot bath? Hmm?

Paul: You know, ordinarily, that would be a great idea. I feel like I got a lot I got to do before we go to Paris.

Rose: Yeah. I got a lot to do, too. So, you call me before you go to bed?

Paul: Definitely.

Rose: Domani.

Paul: Domani.

Rose: Oh!

Jennifer: Going home early?

Rose: Yeah. Got a lot to pack. Got to go to Paris, you know. Bye.

Jennifer: Rose, wait, actually. Do you think you and I could possibly get together? Just the two of us. One on one.

Rose: Mmm, I would love that, but I canít. Got a lot to do before I leave. Bye.

Jennifer: Wait, it wasn't a request. You and I have a lot of things we need to discuss. I am telling you to make some time.

[Answering machine beeps]

French realtor: Mousier Ryan, this is Philippe Delacroix from the agency in Paris. Please call me if you want that apartment we discussed. Someone else is interested. So, I need to know immediately.

[Answering machine beeps]

Imaginary James: Second thoughts? Or a complete reversal?

Paul: Leave me alone.

Imaginary James: I didn't stop you from calling Paris. You did that all by yourself.

Paul: It's -- I need some time to think. It's a very big decision.

Imaginary James: Possibly too big. Especially, now that you've had time to consider it.

Paul: No. I'm leaving Oakdale. I'm taking Rose with me.

Imaginary James: Oh, even though you're beginning to see Rose for exactly what she really is?

Paul: You stop it. You don't get to talk that way about the woman that I love.

Imaginary James: Oh, you love her, okay? You just keep telling yourself that. But you know something? Now, I don't think you believe it anymore. Listen to me Paul. You've taken this as far as it can go. And it's time to end it.

On the next "As The World Turns" --

Katie: If Margo is gonna find out that I'm the one who was driving that car that hit him -- her car! I want her to find out from me!

Jennifer: 'Cause Dusty is the one that you can't resist.

Paul: I'm not afraid of Dusty Donovan.

Molly: Yes, you are. You are afraid of Dusty Donavan. You think that if I bail him out, he'll run right to Rose and seduce her away from you.

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