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As The World Turns Transcript Wednesday 6/28/06

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Holden: We want you to get better quick, because we miss you, and we love you. They both drew big hearts with their names in the middle. And you know what I'm going to do? I'm going to put this right over here, so it's one of the first things you see when you wake up. Just make that soon.

[Knock at the door]

Jack: Hey. How's she doing?

Holden: No change.

Jack: Talk to you outside a minute?

Holden: Sure.

Jack: I got some info on that Kreeger Foundation.

Holden: So I was right. The point was to try and make Luke straight.

Jack: Exactly. They specialize in realigning gender.

Holden: "Realigning gender?" They actually have a name for it?

Jack: I know, can you believe it? They've been in business for years, and very successfully.

Holden: I can't believe people would subject their children to something like that. Well, at least Kreeger didn't get his hands on Luke. So tell me, any connection between Damian and Ross, or the foundation?

Jack: I don't know yet. Kreeger's not being very cooperative. He's not returning any of my phone calls.

Holden: Well, that's no surprise.

Jack: And there's no trail, paper or otherwise, leading Kreeger to Damian.

Holden: There has to be. You're just not looking hard enough, Jack. Dig deeper.

Jack: Yes, I will. But you might want to start preparing yourself for the possibility that Damian's on the level with this. Maybe he's not involved and Lily was acting alone.

Holden: I don't believe that. Damian is behind this. And if you can't find proof, then I will.

Damian: Going somewhere?

Luke: The hospital.

Damian: I was about to make a late breakfast. Scrambled eggs and Prosciutto still your favorite?

Luke: Not since I was five.

Damian: Don't worry. I'll get the hang of it. What else can I get you?

Luke: I usually just get a bowl of cereal.

Damian: I can handle that.

Luke: No, don't bother. I gotta get going. I'll grab something later.

Damian: Look, Luke -- I know a lot has changed. I've got a lot of catching up to do. But I'm up for the challenge.

Luke: Damian, this isn't about you. I just -- I just gotta go.

Damian: Stay, please.

Luke: But maybe Mom's woken up.

Damian: Well, if she has, do you really think it's a good idea for you to see her? Or for her to see you?

Casey: Man, all these seem so --

Maddie: Sleazy?

Casey: Exactly. I can't believe we can't find one decent place where we can be together.

Maddie: Lilac Lane sounds nice.

Casey: Available by the night or by the hour.

Maddie: Oh, I missed that part.

Casey: Well, the right place is out there. We'll find it.

[Maddie sighs]

Maddie: This is all my fault. We should just be able to just stay here, but no, I have to make things complicated.

Casey: No, you're right. I mean, it is kind of weird being at my parents' house. Maybe we should find some place special.

Maddie: Definitely not the open arms motel, though.

Casey: Definitely not for your first time.

Maddie: Right. We could just drive around and see if any place seems appealing.

Casey: Okay. On one condition.

Maddie: What?

Casey: You tell me what's really bothering you. Because I don't think my parents' house is the problem. It's something else. I can tell.

Margo: So, Dallas. Jess has told me a lot about you.

Jessica: I'm surprised that you could join us. I called the station, they said that you and Tom had gone out of town.

Margo: Well, yeah, we went to Chicago for a couple of days with Daniel, but you know what, I got up this morning, and I thought that they really need some father-son time alone, so I left them there. They can finish up the trip on their own.

Jessica: I guess Emily's situation has been pretty hard on Daniel.

Margo: Oh -- he's down in the dumps after we went to visit her in the hospital.

Jessica: I'm sorry. We're talking about Margo's stepson.

Dallas: Oh.

Margo: Yeah, his mom is in a hospital for psychiatric evaluation before going to trial.

Dallas: Hmm. That's rough.

Margo: Well, it's going to be a whole lot rougher if she goes to jail.

Jessica: So how much does Daniel actually know?

Margo: Well, we try to keep it from him, but kids pick up --

Jessica: Yeah, they certainly do.

Margo: So I figure, a little Cubbies game, time with Dad, just the distraction he needs.

Jessica: Well, we're lucky to have you. Do you want something to eat?

Margo: Um, not here. Let's go back to my house for supper, okay?

Jessica: You cooking?

Margo: No.

[Both laugh]

Jessica: Then you're on. No, no -- she's a great cook. Are you up for that?

Dallas: Sure. That sounds great.

Jessica: I just need to go to the courthouse, take care of a few things, so why don't you go on over, and I'll meet you there.

Dallas: Okay.

Margo: Great, that'll give you some time to catch up. Let me just give you the directions here --

Dallas: Oh, not necessary. I was actually there last night looking for you.

Margo: You were? So --

Dallas: I ran into your son.

Margo: Oh, Casey?

Dallas: Yeah, yeah.

Margo: You met Casey?

Dallas: Mm-hmm.

Margo: Let me tell you -- was he alone or did he have a girlfriend with him?

[Dallas remembering]

Dallas: Why do you ask?

Margo: He's a teenager -- parents are out of town. Need I say more?

Dallas: I guess you don't.

Jessica: What's the matter, Mom? Having some trust issues?

Margo: Oh, you didn't hear the word "teenager"? Well, if you haven't met her, I'm sure you will tonight. I'm betting he's gonna bring her home for dinner.

Dallas: I'll look forward to it.

Emily: So, how does it feel, hmm? You're not even born yet, and you're already a hero.

Susan: It's that baby's mother who made the choice. And I'm very proud of her. You took a big risk to help Jennifer and Dusty's baby.

Emily: Well, it was the right thing to do.

Susan: Even if they don't drop the charges against you?

Emily: Mother, listen to me, I swear to you that's not why I did it. But I'm not without hope that it could happen.

Susan: I just hope they realize how much courage it took to do what you did. Those stem cells saved Johnny's life. And that's huge. I just don't know if there's anything huge enough to make Dusty Donovan forgive you.

Emily: I know -- I know it's a lot to hope for. But what matters is that Johnny's okay and so is my baby. But Jennifer did say she was gonna talk to Dusty before they left the hospital, so, who knows?

Susan: I guess she didn't have any luck then.

Emily: Why would you say that? What do you know?

Susan: Jennnifer and the baby were released this morning.

Meg: Paul -- look, I'm not sure this is a good idea, okay? The last thing Jennifer needs right now is for you and Dusty to get into another argument.

Paul: I'm not here to argue with Dusty, I'm here to talk to Jennifer.

Meg: I'm just not sure that would do any good.

Paul: What am I supposed to do? I'm supposed to stand by and do nothing while Jennifer convinces Dusty to let Emily go free?

Meg: I'm just saying, this might not be the best time to work on Jennifer. She's got pneumonia. She needs rest. You don't want to be making things worse.

Paul: I know that. I'm just gonna talk to her.

Meg: I'm sure it'll start out that way. But if it takes a turn for the worst and Jennifer collapses again, Dusty's gonna blame you. And I don't know, maybe he'll turn around and then drop the charges against Emily just to get you back.

Paul: You're very sweet. I'll be very careful. Hi. Jen's my sister, is she doing all right?

Nurse #1: I guess someone thought so. She's gone.

Paul: She's gone?

Nurse #1: She went home a little while ago. Without even waiting for her test results.

Paul: That doesn't make any sense. Why would they let Jennifer go without checking her latest test results?

Meg: Well, according to this, she wasn't ready to be discharged. They never should have let her go.

[Jen gasping and coughing]

Dusty: I finally got Johnny to sleep.

Jennifer: Honey --

Dusty: Jennifer, what is it? What is it?

Jennifer: Can I get some more water?

Dusty: Jennifer, you're warm. You're having trouble breathing, aren't you?

Jennifer: It's nothing. It's nothing, really.

Dusty: I'm calling the hospital.

Jennifer: No. Please don't do that.

Dusty: Jennifer, you can hardly breathe.

Jennifer: I just -- I took my medication -- a pill that went down then wrong way, so --

Dusty: Are you sure that's it?

Jennifer: Yes. Really, I'm fine.

Dusty: Because maybe we shouldn't have left the hospital, you know, we could've stayed another day or two.

Jennifer: Absolutely not. You know how I feel about being home with Johnny. I want all of us to be together.

Dusty: That's fine, Red. As long as we're not putting you at risk.

Jennifer: I love how you worry about me.

Dusty: I'm always worried about you.

Jennifer: I just need a little rest, that's all.

[Johnny crying]

Dusty: I'll take care of it.

Jennifer: Okay.

Dusty: Be right back.

[Jennifer coughing]

Casey: I'm pushing too hard, aren't I? You're not ready.

Maddie: I am ready. I am so ready.

Casey: Well, if you're not, it's fine. I get it.

Maddie: There's nothing to get, except a room.

Casey: I just -- I want this to be right for you, that's all.

Maddie: I know. Who was the one that sprinkled rose petals all over the room? And I think I bought like a gazillion condoms. So, if anybody isn't ready -- you.

Casey: Okay, okay. Yeah, I get it. I just -- I don't want to fight with you right now, I just -- I want this. I want you. I just want it to be right. I want every time to be right.

Maddie: Me, too. Me, too.

Casey: All right, well, so we just need to find a place and we're ready?

Maddie: Yes, definitely. Even if it's the Open Arms Motel. As long as there are no interruptions, and we have some privacy.

Casey: Okay. Give me a half an hour?

Maddie: I'm gonna run over to the Lakeview and put some stuff in an overnight bag.

Casey: Whoa. And what if my gram asks you where you're gonna be all night?

Maddie: I don't know, I'll think of something.

Casey: Hey -- I can't wait to be with you. And I mean, no one in the world but us tonight.

Maddie: Okay, sounds wonderful.

Jack: Holden, you have enough to worry about right now without chasing this down. Listen to me, listen. If there is a connection between Kreeger and Damian, I'll find it. I just need more time.

Holden: But you don't think that there is a connection, do you?

Jack: When I said that Lily might have acted alone, I didn't mean to make it sound like an accusation. I just know she has had a really tough time ever since Luke told you that he was gay.

Holden: Yes, it has been tough for her. But she's dealing with it. And there's no way that she would send Luke away to a place like the Kreeger foundation. She would never do it knowing that it would hurt him.

Jack: You're right. I'm sorry.

Holden: Damian did this. It's just like him to try to manipulate Lily into believing that this realignment camp is harmless. I mean, who knows what lies he told her about this place, and how they operate.

Jack: But still he had to know that he was taking a gamble. He had to know that you would find out what he was up to.

Holden: I don't think he really cares what I think. Not after all those things he said about me being a bad father.

Jack: So, he obviously does care about Luke being gay, although he says he doesn't.

Holden: And I think he would do anything to try to change it, no matter how extreme.

Jack: Just be thankful that he didn't succeed in getting Luke to that camp.

Holden: Well, he's not going to give up. And now that Luke is spending more time with him, that's the reason why you need to prove that Damian tried to send him away to be de-programmed. Otherwise, Luke is not going to believe it. And we're running out of time here.

Luke: So I'm the last person that Mom wants to see right now, is that what you're saying?

Damian: I'm saying that after all the trauma she's been through, there's no way to predict how she'll react. I'm only trying to spare you, Luke. I don't want her to make you feel guilty for something that isn't your fault.

Luke: Dad's the one that's making me feel guilty.

Damian: Look, Holden is very concerned about your mother right now. But I know this is bothering you. It's troubling you. I saw your face when he yelled at you for being in your mother's room. I don't want you to go through something like that again.

Luke: You mean, you don't want me to give him another reason to blame me for what happened.

Damian: I can't speak for Holden. Even if he really did blame you, I doubt he would be so cruel to tell it to you.

Luke: Yeah. You're probably right. It's just, when my mom woke up for that split second, and called out my name, I felt -- I felt like I had done something good, like maybe me being there was part of what brought her back. And when she looked at me, I mean, I thought, like --

Damian: What?

Luke: Well, maybe I'm just imagining things, but I thought she was trying to say that she was sorry.

Damian: Sorry for what?

Luke: For calling Ross Kreeger in the first place.

[Damian remembering]

Lily: The brochures, the literature -- it's all propaganda. Ross Kreeger is a de-programmer. He brainwashes kids into thinking they're not gay.

Damian: Nobody can do that, Lily.

Lily: No, they can't. They're not going to do it to our son because I'm not going to let it happen.

Damian: Look, there's no way at this point to know what your mother was about to say to you. That's why I think you need to protect yourself.

Luke: Yeah, but if I don't go back to the hospital, they're going to think that I've stopped caring about my mom.

Damian: No one is going to think that, Luke.

Luke: Well, maybe I should call my dad. Or just go to the hospital to check on her, but not go in her room --

Damian: This is your decision, ultimately. But I really think it's a bad idea.

[Cell phone ringing]

Damian: Yeah.

Ross: It's Ross. I need to see you right away.

Damian: I really don't think it's possible. I thought we had an understanding.

Ross: The situation's changed. And if you don't want your son finding out from someone else how involved you've been in all of this, I suggest you get over here, now.

Meg: Jennifer's repeat chest x-ray shows a significant worsening in her condition.

Paul: Then why did Bob let her go?

Meg: He didn't. He left Lucy Montgomery in charge of Jen's case.

Paul: What, so Lucy's responsible?

Meg: Well, not entirely. The nurse said that Jennifer left the hospital before anyone saw the results. And it says right here, "patient left against medical advice." I mean, Lucy must've tried to convince her to stay.

Paul: Yeah, well she did a terrible job.

Meg: There's just so much anyone can do, Paul. Patients can't be forced to stay against their will.

Dusty: Dusty should've insisted that she stay.

Meg: Maybe he wasn't fully informed. I mean, if Jennifer was determined to leave, maybe she told Dusty that she was officially discharged.

Paul: Okay, look, the bottom line -- Jennifer's still really sick, right? She could collapse again.

Meg: Or worse.

Emily: I can't believe Jennifer left without saying good-bye.

Susan: Maybe they were anxious to get the baby home.

Emily: Yeah, but still --

Susan: No, you're right. Dusty hustled them out of here this morning. He wants to get her as far away from you as he can get her.

Emily: Yeah, well, who can blame him? I mean, I don't blame him. I did horrible things to him.

Susan: Honey, you weren't in your right mind when you kidnapped him. Anyway, I blame most of that on Paul. He's a monster. He used you. And to think, he's going to get your baby. It's not fair! He shouldn't be allowed to be a parent.

Emily: Guess what? There's nothing I can do about it if I'm in jail.

Susan: That's right. That's why you can't give up. Just because Jennifer's not here doesn't mean you can't pick up the phone.

Emily: You think I should call Jennifer?

Susan: Of course. Well, you want to know how Johnny's doing, don't you? And then when she hears your voice, it'll be a great reminder to her that the only reason she's home with her baby is because you risked your baby. So, you remind Jennifer, she reminds Dusty -- and who knows? Maybe things can change.

Emily: I don't have access to a phone, Mom.

Susan: You do now.

Jennifer: Hello?

Emily: Hi, Jennifer. It's Emily. I heard you and Johnny were released from the hospital.

Jennifer: Yeah, this morning.

Emily: Well, I thought you'd come by and see me before you left, but I guess there wasn't any time.

Jennifer: We were in a rush.

Emily: Well, I just wanted to see how Johnny was doing. He must be so happy to be home now.

Jennifer: Yeah, he's -- he's great.

Emily: Oh, God, Jennifer, that's great. It's so great to hear that your whole family's together, safe and sound.

Jennifer: Because of you.

Emily: Well, I'm just happy it all worked out.

Jennifer: Emily, I haven't forgotten what we talked about. I just haven't had a chance to -- to talk to Dusty about it. But I will, I promise.

Emily: Thank you for that.

Jennifer: I got him to say that at least he will consider the possibility of dropping the charges -- so at least it's on his mind.

Emily: Are you okay? Jen, you sound -- I don't know, you sound weak.

Jennifer: Yeah, I'm just a little tired.

Emily: Well, I appreciate everything you're doing with Dusty, really.

Jennifer: You saved my baby's life. There's little that I wouldn't do to repay you. But I'll talk to Dusty. You just have to give him some time.

Dusty: Give me time for what?

Luke: Something wrong?

Damian: Nothing you need to worry about. So, what have you decided about visiting the hospital? Do you agree that for the time being, it's better to wait?

Luke: I guess.

Damian: Good, good. Now, why don't you go by your parents' house and pick up some more of your things.

Luke: No, no, bad idea. I don't -- I don't want to deal with my sisters.

Damian: Why not?

Luke: Because they're going to have all these questions about mom. And they don't get why I'm not staying at the house right now.

Damian: I'm sure Holden already explained a lot to them. Plus, they're probably missing you.

Luke: Yeah, well, I miss them, too.

Damian: Well, then you should go see them.

Luke: You think?

Damian: I'm sure it would do a world of good.

Luke: Maybe. I just -- okay. Okay, I'll go.

Damian: Good. And then you'll come straight back here?

Luke: Yeah.

Damian: Damn it, Ross, now your phone's off the hook! Well, you better check this before you head over here. I don't want you near my house under any circumstances. I can't risk Luke seeing you.

Ross: It's too late for that.

Margo: I hope you don't mind that we're going to order in. Because I can't cook. And Tom's out of town and he's the chef, so --

Dallas: No, listen, I'll eat just about anything, and usually in large portions.

Margo: You sound like Casey, the human vacuum cleaner. Oh --

Casey: Mom? What are you doing here? I thought you and Dad were in Chicago.

Margo: We had a change of plans.

Casey: Oh.

Margo: Where are you off to?

Casey: Work.

Margo: Yeah, but what's with this bag?

Casey: This? It's full of cds and playlists and stuff. Anyways, I'm going to be late, so --

Margo: Wait a minute, wait a minute! Would you please just say hello to Dallas. This is Jessicaís nephew, from Chicago.

Casey: Yeah, I know. We met last night, he came by.

Dallas: That's right, yeah. Good to see you again, Casey.

Casey: Nice to meet you.

Margo: He's joining the police force.

Casey: Oh, good. Well, then I bet you guys have a lot to talk about, so I'm --

Margo: All right, honey, before you go, would you please go down to the cellar and get some beer out of the fridge?

Casey: You want me to miss work for a case of beer?

Margo: I very much doubt that Lisaís going to fire you for helping me out a little bit.

Casey: You know what? She's very tough, Mom.

Dallas: You know, it's not a problem.

Margo: No, no, no! You're a guest. Come on, it's not going to break your arm. Go, please!

Casey: Fine.

Margo: So, is Chinese okay?

Dallas: Love it.

Margo: Okay, because they've got great a moo shu pork at this place.

Dallas: Love that, too. [Doorbell ringing] I'll go get that.

Margo: Thanks.

Dallas: Hello, again.

Jennifer: Emily, I have to go. But I will talk to you soon, I promise.

Emily: Well, I'm glad everything's okay with you and Johnny. You just make sure it stays that way.

Jennifer: That was Emily.

Dusty: Yeah, I gathered.

Jennifer: She wanted to see how Johnny was doing.

Dusty: How do you feel?

Jennifer: Better. Can we talk about Emily?

Dusty: When you're stronger.

Jennifer: I'm plenty strong right now. Just tell me that you've given the situation some more thought.

Dusty: No, I've been worried about you.

Jennifer: Honey, Emily is hanging on by a thread, wondering if she's even going to be able to raise her baby.

Dusty: Let's not worry about it right now. You hungry?

Jennifer: No. If we don't talk about it now, then when? Honey, our son is in the next room, healthy and happy, because of Emily.

Dusty: After everything she put us through, don't you think it's the least she could do?

Jennifer: When you said that you would at least consider it, you didn't really mean it, did you? Did you? You were just placating me. Why would you -- why would you do that?

Dusty: I don't want to have this conversation.

Jennifer: Answer my question. Were you lying to me?

Dusty: Jennifer, what's wrong?

Jennifer: No, what's wrong is that -- I counted on you to at least consider helping out Emily and dropping the charges after everything that she did for us.

[Johnny crying]

Dusty: I'll go --

Jennifer: No, I'll go.

[Knocking at door]

Dusty: What are you two doing here?

Paul: We need to talk to Jennifer.

Dusty: She doesn't want to see anybody.

Paul: Well, we're not going anywhere until we know my sister is okay.

Dusty: Why wouldn't she be?

Meg: She's still very sick, Dusty. She never should've left the hospital. And she's going to get a lot worse if we don't get her back there, now.

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Maddie: Can you just please tell Casey that I will be waiting in the car?

Dallas: Come on, you don't have to be scared of me.

Dusty: Jen! Jennifer!

Emily: Jennifer said there was little she wouldn't do to repay me for helping Johnny. And that she was sure that Dusty would come around.

Susan: Which means that so far, he has not reconsidered.

Emily: No, she said that he just needs time.

Susan: You don't have time.

Emily: Look, I know that. This was your idea. Me calling Jennifer was your idea and I did it. And she sounded very optimistic.

Susan: She very well may be. I'm just worried about Dusty.

Emily: Dusty -- Jennifer is the most important thing to Dusty. If she would just convince him how important this is to her, he will do it for her, I know it!

Susan: I hope you're right.

Emily: Mother, ten minutes ago, you told me not to give up hope. Well, I'm not! If I have to call Jennifer five times a day, seven days a week, for the rest of my life, that's is what I'm going to do.

Susan: That's the spirit --

Emily: No, I have one shot of keeping Paul and Meg from raising my child and that is to stay out of jail. And my only hope to do that is Dusty.

Dusty: Jennifer got the okay from the hospital to come home.

Meg: Well, she lied. Why, I don't know. But she left the hospital before the results came back. There's even a note on her records saying that she left against medical advice. They tried to convince her to stay.

Dusty: Why would Lucy let her go if she wasn't well enough?

Meg: They can't force her to stay.

Paul: Why are we even talking about this? We need to get Jennifer back where she belongs.

Dusty: Well, I definitely gotta talk to a doctor first.

Paul: Why?

Dusty: Because I don't trust you. That's why.

Meg: Dusty, listen to me. Her repeat chest x-rays show a change for the worse.

Paul: We need to let the doctors do their job, Dusty.

Meg: Right away.

Jennifer: I'm sorry that we woke you. Mommy and Daddy were talking about -- the lady who saved your life. You don't know her very well, but maybe some day you will. She risked the life of her own baby to make sure that you were okay. And thank God you are. Thank God -- [Jennifer struggling] Honey, I'm sorry, Mommy's just still a little shaky. I'm gonna put you down, okay? Okay -- okay -- but I'm gonna be okay. I'm gonna be okay. All right, honey? Because the worst is behind us. From now on, it's gonna be smooth sailing. For you and me and Daddy. I promise.

Maddie: What are you doing here?

Dallas: Visiting. I assume you're here to see Casey?

Margo: Hey, Maddie. What are you doing here? Casey's on his way to work.

Maddie: Oh, right. Yes, I have to give him a lift.

Margo: A lift? Why?

Maddie: Something happened to his car, so I said I'd give him a ride.

Margo: Oh, okay. Well, he's in the cellar. So -- I'm sorry, I'm sorry -- my manners. I want you to meet --

Maddie: Dallas Griffin.

Dallas: It's good to see you again, Maddie.

Margo: You two know each other?

Maddie: No! Not at all.

Damian: Luke saw you when you arrived?

Ross: He saw my car. I ducked down before he could see me in it.

Damian: What the hell do you think you're doing, showing up here?

Ross: You left me with no choice. You wouldn't meet me when I asked you to. I don't react well to threats.

Damian: I wasn't threatening you.

Damian: You were about to tell Luke that I was involved in sending him away.

Ross: I wasn't going to tell Luke anything. But suddenly, the police are breathing down my neck. They're calling the foundation, they're asking about the program. They want to find out who first approached me about Luke.

Damian: What have you told them?

Ross: Nothing. I haven't returned their calls.

Damian: Good, good. If you want them off your back, just cooperate. Tell them what we agreed on. Lily contacted you, she was concerned about her son.

Ross: Well, now Lily is hurt. So I am a prime suspect in a police investigation.

Damian: All the more reason to answer their questions and be done with it.

Ross: Well, what if it goes to court? What if they put me on the stand?

Damian: What's the matter, Ross? Afraid to lie under oath?

Ross: Yeah, you're damn right I am. And even if I don't tell the truth, Lily will.

Damian: She's in a coma.

Ross: Yeah, she could come out that coma at any time. And when she does, it won't matter what I told the police, a judge, or anyone.

Holden: I know that Damian was behind this. I just wish you could tell me what really happened.

Emma: Hey.

Holden: Hey, Mama.

Emma: How's she doing?

Holden: Everything all right with the girls?

Emma: Yeah, yeah. They're fine. They're back at your house with the sitter. By the way, she told me that Luke had just been by.

Holden: Oh, good, I'm glad that he's home. I guess he had enough of Damian.

Emma: Oh, no, I'm afraid not. He just came by to get more of his things to bring them back to Fairwinds.

Holden: Oh -- well, what did he say to the girls?

Luke: Well, apparently he told them that he'd be somewhere else for a while, and that he felt it was best for everyone.

Holden: No, just what's best for Damian. Do me a favor? Can you stay with Lily for a little bit?

Emma: Yeah, yeah, of course. What are you going to do?

Holden: Get my son.

Damian: I suggest you let me worry about what happens when Lily regains consciousness. Just stick to the plan. Tell them what you gotta say and get it over with.

Ross: That's easy for you to say. I'm on the line here. The press will have a field day if they find out my foundation's been involved in a cover-up. Especially one that involves a hurt, pregnant woman. I am not about to let something like this undermine the good work that we do.

Damian: Oh, if you're so good at what you do, tell me, how did you manage to scare the living daylights out of my son? Thanks to you, he's more confused than ever.

Ross: Well, maybe if you'd been upfront with him from the beginning, he'd be in better shape.

Damian: Unlike you, I've handled this exactly the way I should have.

Ross: No, I disagree. I think you took a terrible risk. I think you should come clean and tell Luke that you were behind this, before someone else tells him.

Damian: Let's get something straight, Kreeger. There is no way my son can ever know I was involved. If he does find out, I'm holding you responsible.

Emma: The little girls miss you so much. They count on you. They love you. I love you, too, Sweetheart. I love you, too. Luke -- Luke come in. Come in.

Luke: No, I'm just -- I'm looking for my dad.

Emma: He had to go somewhere to take care of something. It's a really good thing you're here. Luke, I told him I would stay with Lily until he got back, but something has come up over at the farm and I have to go over there to straighten things out. Could you stay with your mama until Holden gets back?

Luke: I canít.

Emma: Luke, I know it's difficult for you seeing her like this. Why don't you just sit down and talk to her. I know she'd love to hear your voice.

Luke: Don't be so sure.

Emma: Sweetheart, now you listen to me. No one blames you for what happened, least of all your mama. Go on, it's okay.

Margo: It's just that when you said his name, it seemed like you guys had already met.

Maddie: He introduced himself to me when you were on the phone.

Margo: Oh, oh, of course. Well, I will go tell Casey that his lift is here.

Maddie: Okay.

Dallas: So --

Maddie: Can you just -- please, tell Casey that I will be waiting in the car?

Dallas: Look, come on. You don't have to be scared of me.

Dusty: Jennifer wouldn't have put herself at risk just to come home.

Meg: She obviously didn't realize how sick she was.

Dusty: The doctors would have know how sick she was.

Paul: Didn't you hear what Meg just said? Jennifer was signed out against medical advice.

Meg: Okay, look, look -- have you noticed how she's been since she got home?

Dusty: Not great. But that's expected, she just got home.

Meg: Have you noticed any symptoms?

Dusty: She's feverish. Pale, shaky -- come on --

Paul: Doesn't sound to me like she's okay.

Paul: We're wasting time! Let me see her! Please, let me talk to her.

Dusty: You're not going anywhere. Stay here. Jen! Jennifer!

Luke: Mom? It's me. I don't know if you can hear me or not. But I'm -- I am probably the last person you want sitting beside you right now, anyway. I know I let you down. And I am sorry. I am so sorry. It's just, the thing is -- I still need you, Mom. And I still love you so much. So, please, please wake up. Because I promise, I will do everything I can to make it up for hurting you like this. I swear to God I will.

Ross: I had nothing to do with Lily Snyder falling down those stairs. And when she wakes up, she will prove me right. In fact, she'll do a lot of things. Like go to the police and tell them how she met me in the first place. And there's nothing you can do about that.

Damian: I'll deal with it. There's no way my son is going to find out I was involved.

Ross: How do you plan on pulling that off?

Damian: You just worry about telling the police that Lily contacted you first.

[Knocking on door]

Holden: Damian? I'm here to see my son!

Margo: Where's Maddie?

Dallas: She said she'd be in the car.

Casey: Her car's not here.

Margo: She's gone?

Casey: Why would she leave without me?

Patron: Oh, I'm sorry, excuse me.

Maddie: It's all my fault.

[Maddie remembering]

Dallas: Come on. You don't have to be scared of me.

Casey: You're shaking.

Maddie: Casey --

Casey: There's no pressure, Mad. It's just you and me, like always.

Maddie: Stop! Just stop!

Casey: Maddie, what is it? What did I do?

Maddie: Nothing.

Dallas: It's been a long time. It's been a long time. It's been a long time.

Susan: Sorry, I had to take that call.

Emily: Do you have to go back to work?

Susan: I've got a few more minutes.

Emily: Well, I'm glad you came by. I always feel better after I see you. Who would've believed we'd actually get to this point, huh?

Susan: It's been a long and rocky road. Listen, I'm really sorry if I got negative about Dusty, it's just that if he doesn't decide to drop the charges, you really have to start thinking of other options.

Emily: No. No. Jennifer's said that no child should be kept from its mother. She got Johnny back, and he's healthy because of me. Jennifer's going to come through for me in the end, Mother. I just know it.

Dusty: Jennifer, can you hear me?

Meg: Yeah, we need an ambulance at the Lakeview Towers.

Paul: Jennifer?

Dusty: Stay away from her!

Meg: Okay, an ambulance is on its way.

Dusty: Forget it. I'm not waiting.

On the next "As the World Turns" --

Holden: You try to manipulate my son, you're planting ideas in his head -- you're trying to turn him against me!

Bob: She was discharged?

Dusty: Yes, earlier this morning.

Bob: I didn't authorize that. Who signed the papers?

Lucy: I did.

Paul: We've got something to tell you.

Meg: We have some bad news.

Margo: And still, Maddie just seemed way to jumpy. Something is going on.

Maddie: Are you just going to sit there or are you gonna kiss me?

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