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As The World Turns Transcript Monday 10/24/05

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B.J.: Wait until you see this. It's the perfect costume for the Halloween party.

Katie: Okay, let's see it.

B.J.: You like it?

Katie: You're cross dressing. That's a way to go.

B.J.: No, it's for you. It's vintage. Try it on.

Katie: I don't have to, it's my size.

B.J.: I guessed right?

Katie: My size, my colors, our uniforms. This could actually be my uniform.

B.J.: You're kidding? That's incredible. How lucky is that?

Katie: I want you to leave, now.

Jennifer: I'm sorry. That probably freaked you out. But I'm just so grateful.

Meg: No, it's okay.

Jennifer: No, no, Meg. It's not just okay, it's huge. I know the kind of risk that you're taking here. Believe me. I never would have dreamed of asking you this. It's just -- this blood sample is the only way that I will get my son back.

Meg: Jen, you deserve to know. And I'll make sure you find out the truth.

Dusty: You're the best. I knew I could count on you.

Meg: You can. But first, I have to finish my shift. Excuse me.

Jennifer: You're the best, too.

Dusty: It's not over yet.

Jennifer: But it will be. As soon as that court hearing is over. I can't believe it. I'm really going to get my son back.

Gwen: I don't understand, you just said you weren't going to give my son to Carly.

Judge: That's right. Now --

Gwen: Where else is he going to go? I mean, I'm his mother.

Judge: Who kidnapped him from the custodial parents.

Gwen: But you said that you understood why I did that.

Cass: Down, Gwen.

Judge: I got it! That doesn't make it okay, Ms. Norbeck.

Gwen: Look, I was just looking out for my son.

Judge: Counselor?

Cass: Yes, your honor. Not another word.

Judge: Now, while I understand the impulse to get the baby in question out of danger, Ms. Norbeck's actions showed poor impulse control and a lack of judgment as to real danger. In short, everything you would expect to see in an adolescent. But not in a responsible mother. Between the two of you and your reckless, not to mention criminal, behavior you leave me with only one option. I am remanding the infant in question to children's services until such time as a suitable home can be found --

Gwen: No, you can't!

Cass: He can. That's enough. Your honor, if I may be heard before you rule.

Judge: If only because it would be a refreshing change to hear from someone who's actually supposed to speak up in these proceedings. Go.

Cass: I understand the dilemma you face, but we all know that children's services and a foster home are last-resort alternatives. This baby needs a stable, dependable home where we can be sure he'll be loved and cared for. And I have the perfect solution.

Jennifer: I want to get down to the courthouse and wait.

Dusty: Jen, hold on.

Jennifer: We can get a blood sample as soon as the court hearing's done.

Dusty: You can't just march up to whoever's got the baby and say "give us a blood sample."

Emily: You know what? Why don't I go? The two of you can hang out and wait for Meg, and I'll drop back here as soon as I get the answer.

Dusty: You don't have to come back here. Just call us.

Emily: No, really I don't mind, Dusty.

Dusty: Its better Meg doesn't have people hanging around her at work. You know, I don't want her to get in trouble. You understand?

Emily: Fine. I'll call.

Jennifer: Thanks, Em.

Emily: Sure.

Jennifer: What was that?

Dusty: I don't know. She was -- she was on Meg when I got here. I don't know.

Jennifer: Why?

Dusty: Who knows, and who cares? I don't want anybody in Megís face. She's got too much on her mind right now.

Paul: I thought you had to finish your shift.

Meg: I do.

Paul: No, it's okay. You can take a minute, you know, really think about what it is that you're going to do.

Meg: I told you, I'm running the blood test.

Paul: How's it going to turn out?

Meg: Be ready, Paul.

Paul: Oh, I am ready. Are you? You want Dusty. And in his heart, you are what Dusty wants. Anybody that's ever seen you two together can tell that right away. And here you are, about to risk your job, about to risk everything -- everything for him to give him something that he wants. You'll be his angel of mercy. You'll have him in the palm of your hand. You don't want to blow an opportunity like that.

Meg: Let me by, Paul.

Paul: Sure.

Emily: What happened? What's she going to do?

Paul: I don't know.

Emily: I'm going to the courthouse. I promised to let them know what happens to the baby. I'm going to call you first, though, to get a head start.

Paul: "Be ready." That's what she said when I asked her what she was going to do. Meg said, "Be ready."

Emily: Listen to me. I've known Meg Snyder a long time, and she always puts herself first. Which means she's gonna -- she's gonna keep our secret. Listen, let's just pray Jack and Carly get the baby. It's our best chance of heading off this whole thing.

Cass: Your honor, you're right that my client acted impulsively in a desire to protect her baby. Right instinct, wrong action. And she deeply regrets the trouble she caused by running away.

Judge: Her regret doesn't pay the police overtime spent looking for them.

Cass: No, sir, it doesnít. The only possible payment would be to have better judgment, to have more help in her genuine desire to be a better mother. The kind of guidance an older, more experienced mentor could provide.

Carly: Where is he going with this?

Jessica: We're about to find out.

Cass: Someone who's been in Ms. Norbeck's very position, someone who can understand and help Ms. Norbeck make good choices for her child. Someone who has a vested interest in the well being of both Ms. Norbeck and the child --

Judge: They call them briefs for a reason, counselor. Wrap it up.

Cass: Yes, sir. Thank you, sir. I have cited relevant precedents on page two of the moving papers. It is well established that a minor birth mother may be granted provisional custody so long as she remains under the supervision of a custodial parent. I propose that Ms. Norbeck be granted custody of her baby so long as she remains in the custody of her mother, the baby's grandmother, Ms. Iris Dumbrowski.

Carly: What? Are you crazy?!

B.J.: I thought you'd be happy I found this.

Katie: You found it? You would have to comb through every second-hand store in the entire Midwest.

B.J.: No. No, no, no. I have an assistant in Chicago, and I told her about the party. And as soon as I did, she started looking around.

Katie: Oh, please, that makes it even worse.

B.J.: Why? I don't get it. I mean, it's a theme party, right? You told me you'd been a cheerleader, and then my assistant comes across this costume and -

Katie: Well, there is no way in the world that this is a coincidence. That is my old high school uniform, and you know it!

B.J.: How would I know that?

Katie: Why are you making this so difficult, B.J.? I'm sorry, I am trying to be polite, but you are really creeping me out. And the way you keep denying it --

B.J.: Okay, okay, okay. Okay. You're right. I'm sorry, okay? You got me.

Katie: B.J., what is going on here? Just give it to me straight.

B.J.: Well, look, it's really not that big a deal. But now I've made it one. But, look, it's just you told me you'd been a cheerleader, and I thought, "it's great, I can surprise her for the Halloween party, and I had my assistant do some research, and we found out what school you went to, and then we came across this costume in a secondhand shop, and I just, you know, thought you'd get a kick out of it.

Katie: So why not tell me that from the beginning?

B.J.: Because Mike told me that you were uncomfortable with the all gifts and stuff, all the attention, so I thought if it look better if it just looked like it was a coincidence, like I hadn't gone to any trouble --

Katie: When you really had.

B.J.: No, no. No, no, no. See, that's just the thing. It really wasn't any trouble at all. It took all of about a half hour for us to do all the research and then find the costume and -- it's no big a deal.

Katie: Okay. It's not about the time you took, it's that you thought of it in the first place. Why?

B.J.: Because I'm a stalker who harbors a deep obsession with you. Right?

Katie: No, I didn't say that.

B.J.: But that's what you're thinking.

Katie: No. Not exactly.

B.J.: But -- kind of, right? And you know what? You're right. I'm sorry. But it's not the way you think.

Katie: Okay. Tell me how it is.

Judge: Is the grandmother present?

Cass: She is, your honor. As you'll see in our moving papers, Ms. Dumbrowski resides here in Oakdale, is retired from her job at Memorial Hospital, and therefore will devote all of her time to the welfare of her daughter, and her grandson.

Judge: Okay. Let's hear from Iris Dumbrowski. Ms. Dumbrowski? Does she speak?

Iris: Oh, I'm sorry. You didn't point to me. I didn't wanna break any rules.

Judge: Well, that's something I don't hear everyday. Since you are such a responsible citizen, why don't you explain to me why a court found you so unfit as a mother so as to grant your daughter emancipated minor status?

Iris: Your honor, with respect to the court, it wasn't like that. See, Gwennie and I both agreed that she could live on her own. We both signed the petition. She was always very independent. Even as a little girl, it was, "oh, let me, Mommy. I can do it." So, if I could let her, you know, if it were safe, then I would. Because, you know, it was good. You know, she would grow up to be strong. So when she asked me if she could live on her own, I agreed with her. But your honor, believe me, I kept checking up on her, make sure that she was okay, but not that she would know, because I didn't want her to think that I didn't trust her. Because I did. When I heard that Gwennie was pregnant, you know, I know that most mothers would be upset you know, teen mom, what a shame, all that stuff. But I was happy. See, I was a young mom, too, so I knew, yeah, it's a lotta work, and it's hard. But look at what a prize my precious little baby turned out to be. And I knew that it would be a good thing for Gwen, too. So I started fixing up the guest room, turn it in to a nursery, because I kept hoping that she would come home. I mean, it's one thing to be independent, but I think that you really need your family sometimes.

Judge: Ms. Norbeck, is this true?

Gwen: Your honor?

Judge: Please stand. Your mother says you both agreed to the emancipated minor status.

Gwen: That's true. It was settled before we even went to court.

Judge: And how about the rest of it? Going back -- how do you feel about living with your mom?

Gwen: You honor, there is nothing that I would love more than to walk out of here with my baby, and go home. I can be a good parent.

Judge: Thank you. Have a seat. Yes, counselor?

Jessica: Your honor, there is evidence as to Ms. Dumbrowski's history as an unfit parent in those court records. And there's the matter that my client referred to earlier --

Judge: Are you talking about the blackmail she was yelling about?

Jessica: Yes.

Judge: We have been through this. Without charges, with no evidence, I don't see a crime. So don't bring that in here again.

Jessica: Well, there's more to it, your honor. The real crime was 18 years ago when Ms. Dumbrowski -

Judge: Was there a murder?

Jessica: No, your honor.

Judge: Then the statute of limitations has run out. Counselor, file a motion. It's time we settle this thing now. I hereby grant provisional custody of the infant known as Rory Cabot to his biological mother, Gwen Norbeck, under the condition that her own emancipation be suspended and that she return to the custody of her mother, Iris Dumbrowski. This arrangement will last no more than three months. Children's services will make periodic evaluations, and then in 90 days we will reconvene, we will reevaluate and make whatever adjustments are in the best interest of the child. Mr. and Mrs. Snyder, I order you to turn the child over to Ms. Norbeck effective immediately. Is the child here with you today?

Carly: He's at home. He's in his room.

Judge: I will direct an officer of the court to accompany you and oversee the transfer. We are adjourned.

[Carly sobbing]

Carly: We can't do it, Jack. We cannot hand Rory over to that woman.

Iris: Well, ya gotta have to hand him over to somebody. Because sooner or later, he's going home with me.

Emily: Gwen got the baby.

Paul: Damn. So they can get the blood.

Emily: I'm afraid so. I cannot believe I actually sat in a courtroom and prayed that a baby would go to foster care in another state, but God help me, I did.

Paul: It wouldn't have changed anything. Dusty would've found him.

Emily: Gwen and the baby have been ordered to move in with her mother. The woman's name is Iris Dumbrowski, if you can believe it. I looked up the address. Do you want it?

Paul: Not really.

Emily: Well, we could give Jen and Dusty the wrong address. I don't know, blame it on me?

Paul: Come on, what'd that get us? Like, a day? Half a day? Dusty will figure it out. He'll find the kid.

Emily: Anyway, its 425 Sunshine Way. Paul, I'm sorry. I'm sorry for how this is all turning out, but you know, whatever happens, I'm with you.

Paul: Yeah. I better go give Jen the news.

Barbara: What kind of mess have you gotten my son into?

Paul: Yeah. I better go give Jen the news.

Barbara: What kind of mess have you gotten my son into?

Jennifer: So it's Gwen and her mother? Well, then come on, we have to get Meg and get over there right away.

Dusty: Hold on, we've got to get our story straight.

Paul: Hold on a second here. Have you even thought about Gwen in all of this?

Jennifer: What about Gwen?

Paul: Well, she just got custody of her child for the first time.

Jennifer: No, she thinks it's her child.

Paul: Right. But if it turns out that it's your baby, then that means she has to begin to face the reality of what happened to hers.

Jennifer: That's right.

Paul: And she's been fighting for months, and you want to tell her now, the first day that she brings the kid home that really her baby is dead?

Dusty: Yeah. That's exactly what we're gonna do. You want her to bond with this baby? That'll make things tougher, don't you think?

Jennifer: That's true, that's true. We have get this blood test done as soon as possible. Really. Meg, great. We're a go, if you are.

Meg: Yeah. I'm ready. Do you know where the baby is?

Dusty: Yeah. Gwen Norbeckís mother's house. And she doesn't know who we are, so it should be easy. You got the address?

Paul: Yeah, let's go.

Meg: What?

Paul: Well, I'm going with you.

Meg: The hell you are.

Jennifer: Meg, what's wrong? Paul is just trying to help.

Meg: No, your brother can't be anywhere near the test if you want it to come out right.

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Paul: Meg would do anything for Dusty.

Jennifer: You think that, too?

Paul: Oh, I'm counting on it.

Dusty: You're a good friend.

Meg: I'm not. Okay, you're wrong. I'm not that person at all.

Iris: Honey, are you thrilled? We get the baby.

Gwen: I get my baby.

Iris: Oh, and by the way, "thanks, Mom, for making it happen."

Gwen: You're not going to get one dime of that trust fund.

Iris: Do you want the kid to go to foster care?

Gwen: Is that a threat? Hand over the money or I get kicked out?

Iris: No, I'm just saying. You know, I did this because I wanted you to have what you want. That's all.

Gwen: Can you believe that?

Will: Gwen.

Gwen: I mean, didn't you just want to, like, puke when she said that speech?

Will: Gwen, your baby's coming home today -- with you.

Gwen: Yeah. Yeah, Billy's coming home with me. I get to take him home -- to Iris' house. I don't want to have to live with her again.

Will: Maybe you don't have to.

Carly: Of course it matters, Jess. You said in family court that it's all relevant.

Jessica: I'll put it in the motion, Carly, but you heard what the judge said. It's too long ago. I think I'll do better with Iris's current lifestyle, I'm sure. Did you smell the liquor under the breath freshener? Let me see what I can dig up.

Jack: Thanks, Jess.

Bailiff: Detective, Mrs. Snyder.

Jack: Oh, thanks, Mac.

Carly: He's coming with us?

Jack: Yeah.

Carly: So it's real. We have to give up the baby.

Jack: Come on.

Emily: I haven't gotten Paul into anything. We're fine.

Barbara: Oh, I could tell that from your half of the conversation. What are you doing here?

Emily: I'm here for Will.

Barbara: Shopping for an even younger Ryan?

Emily: That is disgusting.

Barbara: And so very you.

Emily: Look, I know how much Will cares about Gwen and the baby. We just wanted to make sure he wasn't in any trouble, we wanted to make sure, you know, if he needs something --

Barbara: Did we? It's all unraveling, isn't it, Emily?

Emily: I don't have time for you, okay?

Barbara: No, I'm sure you donít. Because when Paul says jump, you say how high just so you can hold onto him.

Emily: See, I already have Paul.

Barbara: Until you don't, until he realizes that he doesn't really need you. And then where will you go?

Dusty: What's the matter, honey?

Meg: I want this over with, Dusty. No offense, Jen, but your brother can be a hot head. He can sink us all.

Dusty: Well, you got a point there. We got one shot, or we pay the price.

Jennifer: Meg, you are the one taking the risk here, so however you want to do this, that's how we'll do it.

Meg: Well, let me go see this woman.

Jennifer: Alone?

Paul: No, why don't you take Dusty with you?

Dusty: I'll get us in, you take the blood, and we're good.

Meg: Okay.

Jennifer: Okay, well, I don't want to sound like a broken record, but thank you again, so much. I will never forget what you're doing for me.

Paul: Jen, why don't we let Meg go do her thing, huh?

Meg: We won't be long.

Jennifer: Hey, you be careful.

Dusty: We're getting there.

Jennifer: I know. I know you wanted Dusty out of my life, but look at all he's done. Nobody else could convinced Meg to take a risk like this.

Paul: Meg would do anything for Dusty.

Jennifer: You think that, too?

Paul: Oh, I'm counting on it.

B.J.: Well, I guess my main problem is that I have lot to live down. All those years of wearing a pocket protector.

Katie: You didnít.

B.J.: Oh, yeah. I mean, well, I had one. We all did. You know, the tech heads, the geeks. Don't you remember?

Katie: Why would I?

B.J.: I just -- well, maybe they didn't have them in your school. But in my crowd, it was a point of pride. You know the retro nerds, the geekier the better. We were all going to be bill gates and rule the world, and to hell with everyone else. We held our heads high.

Katie: So that's good, isn't it? I mean, you were proud nerds, that's cool.

B.J.: Ah, no. That's what we told ourselves. But that's not how it felt. I mean, don't get me wrong, we were riding the wave. I had no idea how rich I'd actually get, but -- that didn't come out right.

Katie: No, I'm sure it's accurate.

B.J.: I just mean, everything went a lot better than we ever could have expected. But you know what? Now, I want more. I want to branch out. I want to be a part of a world that I never even knew existed before, I never could be a part of before. I guess mostly, what I want is to be able to rub elbows with all of the people that wouldn't have even given me the time of day before.

Katie: Don't you get it? Everybody in the world wants to be you.

B.J.: You think?

Katie: Yeah.

B.J.: Well, that's a lot different than wanting to be with me.

Katie: That's just in your head.

B.J.: Ah, maybe.

Katie: Okay, so you want to shed the pocket protector. And then you buy me my old cheerleading uniform? I'm not quite getting the connection. It doesn't make sense.

B.J.: I know. I know. You see, the thing is -- I just try too hard. I think of something that will make somebody happy, and I just do it. I don't think, and it comes out wrong. Then I -- I just really wanted to give you a laugh. That's all.

Katie: You did.

B.J.: Right.

Katie: No, no, wait.

B.J.: You know what? The show is still on. All right, so don't worry about that. And we're still going to make you a star. Just do me this one favor. Forget today ever happened, okay?

Will: We can get an apartment. It's not like you have to be at Iris' house every minute.

Gwen: No, I have to live there. I bet children's services is real big on surprise visits.

Will: Well, I can get the apartment for you. We can set it up for you and the baby, and you spend as much time as you can. And then after the 90 days are up --

Gwen: I'll be out of there so fast.

Iris: Angel girl, don't say that. It's gonna be different this time. You'll see. And you, don't make her break her word to the court. Okay, she doesn't need your kind of help.

Gwen: Hey, Will is my friend, and you will respect that. 90 days, that's all we have to get through.

Jack: Carly.

Carly: I just have to get him unbundled here. Otherwise he'll get cold as soon as he goes outside again. Isn't that right, my precious one?

Bailiff: Mrs. Snyder?

Carly: In a minute. How can I hand this sweet boy over to Iris Dumbrowski?

Jack: You wonít. You'll hand him to his mother, your sister. And despite whatever else you think, honey, she will keep Rory safe. Now come on, it's time.

Carly: He likes his pacifier before he goes to sleep.

Gwen: Unless he's teething. Then he likes that rubber ring thingy.

Carly: And the stuff for his gums, you know, the gel, not the drops.

Gwen: Yeah. I'll take good care of him.

Will: Hey, Billy.

Gwen: He remembers you.

Will: Yeah, he does. I still got the car seat hooked up if you need a ride.

Iris: No, she doesnít.

Gwen: Yeah, I better go with her for now.

Iris: But we'll take the car seat, though.

Will: Sure. I'll just get another one.

Gwen: Good.

Will: See you soon?

Gwen: Definitely. Thanks for everything.

Jennifer: It's all going to work out. I can feel it.

Paul: You really never doubted.

Jennifer: Well, sometimes. But that's when Dusty kept me going. And now we're almost there. And you can finally hold your nephew. We all have so much time to make up for.

Paul: Jennifer, have you thought of -- I mean, you're not even worried just a little bit about --

Jennifer: No, no, no. No, Paul. Nothing -- nothing else matters now. If I have my son back, nothing else matters.

Emily: Hi.

Jennifer: Hi. Hey, thank you so much for going to the courtroom for us.

Emily: Oh, honey, no problem.

Jennifer: And Dusty and Meg just left to take the baby's blood just now. We got so lucky.

Emily: Yeah, we did.

Jennifer: Oh, you know what I think I need to get some juice or something. Because they're probably going to want to take my blood when they get back.

Paul: That's a great idea.

Jennifer: So I'll go to the cafeteria, and my cell is on.

Paul: Well, we'll call you.

Jennifer: Okay.

Paul: Donít. Don't even ask.

Emily: I don't have to, I can see. You almost told her, didn't you?

Paul: I should be the one. If Meg gets there first --

Emily: No, no, no. Don't worry. I just saw Meg getting in the car with Dusty on my way in. And she wants him, Paul, bad.

Paul: Yeah, but there is also a part of her that wants to tell the truth. "Be ready." That's what Meg said. "Be ready."

Emily: We are. We will be.

Gwen: It smells like a barroom floor in here. You smoke in the house?

Iris: Like you didn't?

Gwen: Not while the baby's here. It's not good for him.

Iris: All right. Don't worry about it. And uh -- I'll also childproof the place. While you take a nap.

Gwen: I'm good.

Iris: Honey, you gotta take a nap. You're still hurt, right? From that witch pushing you down the stairs.

Gwen: I'm fine.

Iris: Sweetie, you gotta sleep. You took those pain pills?

Gwen: In the car.

Iris: They're gonna knock you out.

Gwen: They said non-drowsy.

Iris: Yeah, well, they always say that, but they lie. Look at you, honey. You're nodding out right now. Gwen, give me the baby. What do you think I'm gonna do? Drop him on his head? Honey, what's the use of having help if you're not going to use it? Come here, little man.

Gwen: He needs a bottle in an hour.

Iris: All right, don't worry about it. Sleep tight. Don't worry about a thing.

Gwen: You know, there was a reason growing up why I always said, "Let me do it." It was the only way things got done.

Iris: Yeah, things are changing now, honey. Starting today, starting now. You sleep tight, bottle in an hour. Your mother is going to be such a pain in the butt. But you, you I would jump through hoops for you. Because you are my million-dollar baby. Yes, you are.

Dusty: Looks like they're home.

Meg: Yeah.

Dusty: You ready.

Meg: Yeah.

Dusty: You're the best.

Meg: Stop saying that.

Dusty: I mean, it's true. I can count my real friends on less than one hand. You're a real friend.

Meg: I'm not. Okay? You're wrong. I'm not that person at all.

[B.J. remembering]

Katie: I'm trying to be polite. But this is really creeping me out. So that's good, isn't it? You were proud nerds, that's cool. Pout. So that's good, isn't it? You were proud nerds, that's cool.

B.J.: Here's to the labels we never outgrow.

Katie: You shouldn't drink alone. You want a good laugh?

Paul: I did this. And if the truth comes out about Jennifer, then I should be the one to deal with it.

Emily: Alone?

Paul: Yeah. I think so.

Emily: Okay. Just know I'm a phone call away.

Jennifer: Bye. Hey, did Dusty and Meg call?

Paul: No, not yet. You know, this thing -- it could take awhile.

Jennifer: Oh yeah, but the wait is killing me.

Paul: Yeah, me too.

Meg: I'm not some selfless martyr who only cares about other people.

Dusty: I hope not.

Meg: I didn't tell you when Jen was taking crystal meth.

Dusty: Yeah, 'cause I was a jerk and wouldn't listen to you.

Meg: You hurt my feelings, and I let that take over. I can do that sometimes. I am capable of it.

Dusty: Well, who isn't? If you're telling me, hey -- if you're telling me I've been a lousy friend, I have. And things will get better.

Meg: Will they? No matter how this test comes out?

Dusty: No matter how this test turns out. You stepped up for me when I needed you. That's what counts.

Meg: Okay, let's go do this.

[Knock at the door]

Iris: People sleep, you know. What do you want?

Meg: We're from children's services. He's a beautiful baby.

Iris: Yeah, well, he's ours.

Dusty: Ma'am, we're her to conduct a routine physical examination. It won't take long.

Iris: Yeah, show me the papers. Don't come here without paperwork, all right?

Meg: It won't hurt him.

Iris: No. You know what? You want in, you call my lawyer and set an appointment.

Barbara: Well, that wasn't fair, was it?

Will: Huh?

Barbara: After everything you've done for that ungrateful girl, she turns around and she leaves you? You must be devastated.

Will: Yeah, Mom, I'm crushed. And I'll bet you can make it all better.

Barbara: Well, I can buy you dinner. That's a start.

Will: Mom, Gwen didn't walk away from me. Okay, she took her kid home. She's just following the court order, that's it.

Barbara: Well, of course. Honey, I'm sorry. And I'm sure she has every intention on seeing you often. It's just that she has new priorities now. A new baby to care for 24/7, and a lot to prove to the court.

Will: Mm-hmm. We'll still see each other.

Barbara: Will?

Will: Leave it alone, Mom.

Carly: I made a promise to my sister. I broke it.

Jack: You have another sister. Who has a baby that you love.

Carly: Donít. So what do we do now, Jack?

Jack: I promised the kids a trip to Emmaís. The boys want to pick out a pumpkin for Halloween.

Carly: Tonight, after dinner.

Jack: We keep it as normal as we can for as long as we can.

Carly: I'm gonna fight those charges, Jack. I can't lose you. I can't lose you or the kids.

Jack: Then honey, you have to let it go.

Carly: I don't think I can.

Jack: As long as we're together, babe, there's nothing we can't do.

On the next "As the World Turns" --

Katie: Go Jefferson! Hi.

Jennifer: Of course, I forgive you.

Paul: No, Jennifer, no matter what happens with this baby, promise me. Promise me, please, that you will try and understand.

Meg: Mrs. Dumbrowski, I have the sheriff on the line. So what will it be?

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