As The World Turns Transcript Wednesday 9/20/06
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Bob: I didn't expect to find you here.
Holden: Well, I don't get a lot of time alone back at the house. I heard about the memorial service --
Bob: Yeah, all those kids, just starting to live. It's heartbreaking and so difficult to understand.
Holden: I just thank God that Luke was spared. Casey too. How is he?
Bob: He's young, invincible -- he bounced back pretty quickly, considering --
Holden: Thank God.
Bob: Listen, I'll leave you alone and we'll talk later.
Holden: Is something wrong?
Bob: Why don't you stop by my office tomorrow?
Holden: Why your office? Is it Lily, is there a change?
Bob: No, Holden. There is no change. And that's the problem. There's been no improvement for weeks. Typically after a period this long, we would be moving the patient to a long- term care facility.
Holden: You mean a nursing home? What about this -- that guy that I flew in from Johns Hopkins?
Bob: Dr. Stevenson faxed me his report this afternoon. His findings concur with our neurological team here at memorial. I'm sorry, but in his opinion, Lily's coma is permanent. He doesn't expect her to recover.
Henry: Emily, he's not worth it. Let's go.
Paul: Nobody's trying to make a fool out of you --
Emily: Since when did you have to try?
Henry: The door's this way --
Emily: I'm fine, Henry. I'm just fine. This isn't virgin ground for Paul. Using women to lie and do his dirty work. You should be really proud of her. She did a great job. She picked up right where you left off. Do you know she's here packing her things?
Meg: We were trying to help you, Emily --
Emily: Oh please, anymore help form you and my life will really hit the skids --
Paul: We didn't want to upset you.
Meg: Paul thought if he wasn't around, that you would be less dependent on him.
Emily: He doesn't want me to be less dependent. What are you kidding me? He would have to give up control. You might as well ask him to stop breathing.
Meg: That's not true.
Emily: Please, I tried to get on with my life, alone. After I got out of the hospital. I picked up my career at the paper. I was doing a great job and then along comes Paul, knocking on my door. Wanting to help me, fix the books, fix everything. You know, just be the great guy we all know he isnít.
Paul: No, I just, I could see that you were overwhelmed. I was trying to lighten your load a little, that's all.
Emily: Oh, please, right.
Paul: All right, this isn't getting us anywhere. Can we please just go somewhere you and I can talk alone?
Emily: Alone? You save the best lies for when we're alone. Remember? We were alone when you told me you two were having problems. We were alone when you told me you were leaving town. So, you know what? From now on, I make sure that I'm never alone with you ever again.
Paul: Henry, could you give us a minute?
Henry: I go when the beautiful blonde tells me to go.
Paul: I don't want another episode.
Meg: Do you?
Emily: Why don't you get your blood pressure cuff and warn me when I hit the red zone.
Paul: Would you just stop.
Henry: Hey, that's some good advice for once. Emily, let's go.
Paul: No, don't go. Please, come, sit down. And we'll just talk, I promise.
Emily: No, you will lie. Because that's what you do. That's how the game's played, but guess what? Game's over, I quit.
Paul: You quit what?
Emily: I quit listening to you, hoping you'll change.
Paul: All right, look, I lied. I did. I lied. It's not because I wanted to. It's not because I wanted to laugh about it afterwards behind your back. I told you I was leaving town because I thought that was the best thing for you and for the baby.
Emily: Oh, please! I'll be lucky if you don't switch the baby at birth, tell me it died and use her to fiddle with blood tests.
Paul: Okay, that's enough.
Emily: No, no, that's Paul Ryan unplugged. Okay, anything else before we adjourn, huh? Any more secrets? Any scams? Any last-minute changes? Because I swear to God my blood pressure can take it. I promise it won't hit the stratosphere. So, come on.
Meg: As a matter of fact, there is.
Paul: Meg --
Paul: Shouldn't we wait?
Meg: Why? Emily just said she wants to be treated like an adult. To stop keeping things from her. Why not start today?
Paul: It's not the right time. We should wait until things are a little calmer.
Emily: Oh, big build-up, Henry. Big build-up. Big news.
Meg: Yes. Paul and I are engaged. We're gonna be married.
Simon: Just relax, Mike, these people will get their money.
Mike: So the project's still on track?
Simon: Oh, yeah, the fast track.
Katie: What about your investor?
Simon: George Kirby just ran into a little bit of bad luck.
Katie: How bad?
Simon: He's still in play. In fact, I ran into the guy down in Santo Domingo.
Katie: What were you doing down there?
Simon: Helping Carly through the divorce. But listen, Mike, now that I'm back, accounts? Priority one.
Katie: How's Carly doing?
Simon: I think she's doing great. The divorce was a just a formality.
Katie: No divorce is just a formality.
Simon: Regardless, her freedom now awaits. Mike, these bills will get paid. Thank you once again for bringing them to my attention. Katie.
Katie: Oh, my God. I can't believe Jack and Carly are actually over.
Mike: It's hard to believe.
Katie: Oh, God, I feel so bad for them. Maybe we should warn Carly just one more time that when Simon blows through your life, you're lucky if he leaves you with your toothbrush.
Mike: No. If Carly's grown up enough to get a divorce, she's grown up enough to make her own decisions about Simon.
Katie: You mean her own mistakes. What are the odds those bills are gonna get paid?
Mike: We did our part. It's not our problem.
Katie: You're right. I don't want Carly to get hurt, but we do have our own future ahead of us. Whatever happens to them, happens.
Mike: I'm glad to hear you say that.
Katie: Good, 'cause I got a call today. Not just any call -- a make-your-dreams-come-true kind of call.
Mike: All right, you got my attention. But I'm warning you. I don't want anybody making your dreams come true except me.
Jack: Jessica have a copy of this?
Carly: Yes, I made sure that one was sent to her. And the others I guess, what, we put in a safety deposit box or something.
Jack: Why? In case we forget we're divorced?
Carly: Why don't I help you finish up here?
Jack: That's all right, I got it covered.
Carly: I should go --
Jack: Are you still planning on picking the kids up tomorrow?
Carly: Yes, absolutely, right after school. And I'll stop by here and pick up Sage first.
Carly: I've had a couple of glimpses of great, and this ain't it.
Jack: It's the best I can do on short notice. All those years, three kids, hundreds of arguments, ten times more making up -- it's funny how it all fits into a legal envelope.
Carly: I know.
Jack: Thanks for bringing this by. Thank you. I've really got to finish up here because I got some homework of my own. I've got some reports to file and I'm really backed up at the station. So --
Carly: I'll get out of your way.
Jack: Yeah, um, Emma will be here when you come to pick up Sage.
Carly: Okay. And I'll have the boys call you right after school.
Carly: Goodnight, Jack.
Holden: This Dr. Stevenson, he could be wrong. And I was thinking about flying in another specialist anyway.
Bob: Holden, Lily has been examined by the best neurologists in the country.
Holden: Yeah, and they haven't been able to help her out so far. But in a case like hers, things can change overnight.
Bob: It can also deteriorate. Look, she's been non-responsive for weeks.
Holden: I don't believe that. When I talk to her, when I read to her, I can sense that she hears me and we know that there's brain activity --
Bob: That's true. Look, Holden, because of our friendship and the fact that Lucinda serves on the board -- normally, we would have moved Lily before this.
Holden: Am I supposed to thank you for that?
Bob: I love Lily too, but I can't ignore medical --
Holden: Don't ask me to give up on her.
Bob: No one is giving up.
Holden: Yeah, but you're going to try to send her away to a place where it's all about maintenance and a place where they just eventually --
Bob: We're not saying she's dying.
Holden: Then let her stay here, let her keep trying.
Bob: Look, Holden, you're tired. You've been in this hospital day in and day out. And you're trying to take care of your three little kids.
Holden: You know, when this happened, I thought that maybe it would be a day, maybe a week, then I thought the whole nightmare would be over. How did we get to this point?
Bob: We knew it was a possibility.
Holden: I didnít. We talked in the ER. I didn't believe it. Now, I don't know what to believe.
Bob: Well, you don't have to decide now.
Holden: Well, how long until I have to decide?
Bob: You take as long as you like. I'll see that nobody pushes you to make a decision.
Holden: Thank you. Let me be the one to tell Lucinda.
Bob: I think she already expects this. We'll talk again later.
Holden: Nothing makes sense without you, Lily. Why aren't you here? Why aren't you here with me?
[Lily appears as a ghostlike figure]
Lily: I am here with you Holden.
Jack: Here, come on. Upstairs, go.
Parker: Did you sign my slip for the zoo?
Jack: Your mother did, yeah.
J.J.: This definitely isn't it.
Jack: No, it's not, J.J.
Parker: What is it, Jack?
Jack: It's just a paper I got to file. That's all.
J.J.: Divorce papers?
Parker: Are they?
Jack: Yes, they are. Listen, your mother and I, we've been separated for a while now. We decided it would be best for everybody if we just went to a judge and made it official. But that doesn't even change everything, really. Guys, come on. It's just a bunch of legal stuff that we had to sign. That's all. We still love you. We still are going to sign your permission slips and chaperone your field trips and making lunches every night and listen to you tell us how you need water every -- although, I know it's just a stall tactic. But, what?
Jack: I don't want you guys to worry, okay? Everything's going to be fine.
J.J.: Ask him.
Parker: You ask him.
J.J.: I'm not going to ask him --
Jack: Ask me what -- guys, there's nothing we can't figure out. You know that.
Parker: It's about Mom.
Jack: What about her?
J.J.: Is she gonna marry that Simon guy or not?
Carly: Oh, no. Look Simon, what are you doing here?
Simon: I need you.
Carly: Is that your best come-on?
Simon: I wish it was a come-on.
Carly: Look, it's late and I'm tired. And I've just come from Jack's -- and whatever it is, I'm sure it can wait until morning.
Simon: Carly, we have a problem --
Carly: What kind of problem?
Simon: A very big problem.
Carly: Well, that's scaring me.
Simon: All right, you remember George Kirby?
Carly: Yeah, the loser who tried to back out of our building deal, yeah --
Simon: Well, that loser has a bigger mouth than his bank account. In fact, Mike couldn't wait to tell me that he heard rumors that our project was in trouble.
Carly: What kind of trouble?
Simon: Well, I'll put it this way. For the next 48 hours, Carly, you're mine. I own you mind, body, and soul.
Emily: Congratulations. That's wonderful news. Did you hear the good news? They're engaged.
Paul: We wanted to tell you, before --
Emily: But you didn't, did you? How odd. You kept it a secret. Imagine, a secret between us.
Paul: We were worried about the timing, but Megís right. It's best now that it is all out in the open.
Emily: Right, right, right. And if you say it's best, then it's best. Because you know, Paul know what's best for everyone always --
Paul: Would you please stop doing that?
Emily: No, this is -- this is our moment of truth.
Henry: Let's head out. We'll send you a gift.
Paul: You knew that Meg and I were together.
Emily: Until you told me you werenít. But that's right. That's my fault, because you lie so I won't get upset. See, I keep forgetting that part --
Paul: Look, I'm tired of being on a string with you, all right? The deal with the paper, it fell through, okay? Live with it. I can't fix anything for you. I can't control your life. And I love that baby and I will do anything and everything to make sure that it's healthy and safe. But I'm not going to hide out in my own apartment. And I'm not going to pretend that Meg is not the most important woman in my life.
Emily: Thank you.
Meg: Emily --
Emily: No, I'm serious. God, I'm glad I broke in on your little love nest. Because knowing is better than not knowing. Truth beats the lie any day of the week because you know, I should know. I've done my own lying. It's one of the things I used to love about me, until he didn't anymore. Okay, but I know the whole story now. So I know where I exactly know where I stand. So I know exactly what I have to do.
Coming up on "As the World Turns."
Simon: The sooner we get that cash in the bank, the sooner we can get back to what we started in Santo Domingo.
Mike: We are not going to a fertility specialist. End of conversation.
Lily: Don't let me go, Holden.
Holden: I wonít.
Paul: I will die before I let you keep me from my child.
Emily: Then, die then. And this time, stay dead.
Paul: What does that mean, you know what you have to do?
Emily: Just that.
Paul: You want to hurt me, Emily? Fine. But don't use the baby to do that.
Henry: She doesn't owe you any answers, Paul.
Paul: I was just trying to keep her and the baby healthy. You're aware of Emily's little tendency to flip out when things don't go her way, right?
Emily: Excuse me, I will keep my baby healthy. We are out of your life. You will never hear or see your child or me ever again.
Paul: I'll stop you.
Emily: You try and you'll fail. Like you fail everything. You failed to buy the paper. You failed at keeping every single promise you ever made to me --
Paul: You are going to wind up back in the hospital.
Emily: No, I will not because I am far from being hysterical. You know why? You can't disappoint me anymore. The spells broken. I got nothing to lose because you've got nothing to give.
Meg: Is this your punishment for telling you about the engagement?
Emily: And you -- your ego is as bad as his. You know, you guys -- you need to listen very carefully, okay? Because this, here, is about what happens after the baby's born. Because I know you. I know you got a team of lawyers planning, planning a custody suit against me. Having me labeled unfit.
Paul: You're paranoid.
Emily: Don't insult me! You don't think I don't know you by now?
Paul: I'm not planning on taking the baby from you.
Emily: Really? How else are you going to keep control? See, you don't -- you underestimate me. You don't think I don't know who the game is played here. Buy Emily the paper, and she'll be okay. She'll keep quiet. Give her some money, she'll be a good girl. Tell her a few more lies before the baby's born, and then lower the boom. You, you're nothing but a lapdog --
Paul: Hey --
Emily: You bark when he says speak --
Paul: No, you don't talk to her like that --
Emily: Don't tell me what to do.
Paul: Emily, you have no other way of supporting yourself.
Emily: See, there you go again. Insulting me. You don't think I can't survive without your pettily handouts? Well, guess what? Our baby and I will be just fine without you, wherever we end up.
Paul: I will die before I let you keep me from my child.
Emily: Well then die then. And this time, stay dead. You'll probably fail at that, too. Get me out of here!
Holden: Lily? I want to believe it's you, but it's just not possible.
Lily: Whatever's in your heart is as real as you want it to be.
Holden: I miss you. The kids miss you. We're all so lost without you.
Lily: No, not you. You've been strong.
Holden: I can't be everything to them.
Lily: I know. All I can say is that I'm never, never far away.
Holden: Sometimes I think that. And then times I think you've gone to a place that's so far, that you'll never find your way back. The kids, they have so many questions. Natalie, sometimes I just don't know what to tell her. I don't know what to tell any of them.
Lily: Tell them their mother is coming home. And I will be with them soon. Don't let me go, Holden.
Holden: I wonít.
Lily: And remember our promise?
Holden: What promise?
Lily: To love each other for as long as we both shall live. For as long as both shall live.
Mike: So, Dr. Chen, that's our big opportunity?
Katie: She's a genius.
Mike: At what exactly? What's her specialty?
Katie: Well, her specialty is what I already told you. Making dreams come true. And you and I have been dreaming of having a family --
Mike: Katie, what is Dr. Chen's specialty?
Katie: I'm afraid when I say it, you're going to freak.
Katie: That's it.
Mike: See, no freaking.
Katie: Okay, listen, she's amazing. She's helped so many couples. She has a wait list that's months long, but as a favor to Bob, she's going to see us first thing tomorrow morning.
Mike: Look, I'm not going to waste this woman's time with a problem that doesn't exist.
Katie: No, but Mike, listen to me --
Mike: No. No, we're not going to a fertility specialist. End of conversation.
Jack: I tell you guy the truth, right? Right? If something that serious were going down, we would all sit down and we would talk about it, because we're still a family.
J.J.: Can I have some more milk?
Jack: No, no. Okay, come on. Bedtime. It's a school night. Get up there, vamanos. Move it! Come here.
J.J.: Goodnight, Dad.
Jack: I love you, J.J.
J.J.: I love you too, Dad.
Jack: Come here, big guy. Sleep tight.
Parker: Don't let the tarantulas bite.
Jack: Don't let the tarantulas bite.
Parker: I bet Mom comes back to you.
Jack: Goodnight, okay?
Carly: This is a small fortune, Simon.
Simon: Well, the money's not the problem.
Carly: Oh, I would say the money's the problem.
Simon: We can always find more money. Unless new investors and potential buyers hear that we're in trouble, then we're dead in the water.
Carly: How did Mike hear so fast?
Simon: I don't know. The construction crowd have their own grapevine. Anyway, look, I can cover our investment personally, but --
Carly: Well, then cover it, Simon.
Simon: It's just not a smart business move. All right, by the time I liquidate enough assets, our project would have already lost too much ground. You know, we need to put this fire out now. Get potential buyers into the units, get some cash, problem solved.
Carly: No, no, no, Simon. Those units are nowhere near being ready to sell.
Simon: That's why we're going to have broker's open house.
Carly: Okay, all right, so I guess if I -- if I really push it, I can have the model unit ready in three or four weeks --
Simon: How about the day after tomorrow?
Carly: Are you out of your mind?
Simon: We drag our feet on this, we're out of business.
Carly: All right, well, the small penthouse -- I guess that's the closest to being ready.
Simon: Perfect. That's great. Let's move on that. I knew you'd save me.
Carly: I'm saving myself.
Simon: All right, I bet you dinner at the Lakeview that we have a dozen contracts before that open house is over.
Carly: And I'll bet you we both have nervous breakdowns if we donít.
Simon: And put it this way, the sooner we get that cash in the bank, the sooner we can get back to what we started in Santo Domingo.
Mike: Do you really think there's a problem here?
Katie: The problem is that I'm worried that there might be a problem. So, why don't we just go see the specialist to make me feel better? I need to be put at ease that we're doing everything right.
Mike: We are.
Katie: Probably. But what if there is a problem, and we could fix it, instead of waiting months and months and being disappointed.
Mike: Look, I want a baby as much as you do, okay? I can't even walk by a sporting goods store without looking at those little baseball gloves.
Mike: Yes. But I want to enjoy creating our child. Okay? Not sitting around discussing what techniques produce the best results.
Katie: Okay, okay, I'm all for enjoying it. In fact, go upstairs now.
Katie: I have the honeymoon suite. For you, for me.
Mike: You realize even if we get pregnant, it's just going to take nine months to actually have the baby.
Katie: I know, I know. I'll be patient, I guess. But you know me.
Mike: Yes, I do. And I love you. So, if you want to go see the specialist, then I guess we can go.
Katie: You mean it?
Mike: Yes, I mean it.
Katie: Thank you. Thank you so much.
Mike: Now will you do something for me?
Mike: Will you go upstairs, and take off all of your clothes and get into bed and wait for me?
Katie: You're not coming?
Mike: I'll be there in a minute.
Emily: Oh, God Henry. He made a fool of me!
Henry: Now listen --
Emily: A big, fat, unlovable fool!
Henry: Listen, listen to me. Come here. Listen to me. I thought -- I thought that my sister, Eve was the most put-together person in the world. I trusted her with Maddie. I thought she had a half-decent marriage. I didn't think she had a malicious bone in her body. So, if you're going to go head to head with a fool thing, I win.
Emily: Okay, you win. I'm sorry for dragging you into this.
Henry: You got me out of the house.
Emily: Yeah, right into Paul Ryanís torture chamber.
Henry: Yeah, yeah, that raises the eternal questions. Does it -- what is the attraction? There's you, there's Meg, you're beautiful, you're smart. What has he got?
Emily: Dreams. Dreams. He weaves these beautiful dreams. They're not yours but he makes you believe they are.
Henry: Makes my head hurt.
Emily: Henry, you know people who can get new names, new identities.
Henry: No, no --. We'll talk about that later.
Emily: I gotta -- I gotta go. I got to get out of town.
Henry: You're going to leave your entire life behind?
Emily: No, I'm not going to leave it. I'm going to take it with me.
Paul: I think that Emily means it this time.
Meg: She'll calm down.
Paul: No, she was calm. That's what's different.
Meg: She has no money, no job, but she's on probation.
Paul: Yeah, I checked on the terms of her probation. She doesn't have to necessarily have to stay in Oakdale.
Meg: So, okay, we'll track her down wherever she goes.
Paul: As long as she checks in, she can go anywhere in the country.
Meg: Paul, she's trying to scare you.
Paul: Well, it's working.
Meg: Okay, so what do you do?
Paul: You don't even need to know what I'm thinking. I've tested the limits of your loyalty already.
Meg: Hey, we're in this together.
Paul: Okay, then promise me. No matter how it looks and no matter how ugly things get, promise me, you'll be by my side. No questions asked.
Chaplain: Is there anything I can do for you?
Holden: No, actually I'm feeling a lot better.
Chaplain: Prayers help, don't they?
Holden: Yeah, they do. Especially when you feel like they're about to be answered.
Katie: Hey, did you get the new key?
Katie: Very nice. These things are temperamental. They drive me crazy.
Mike: And these are for the future mother of my child.
Katie: Oh, I love you so much. You're so sweet.
Mike: And guess what Lisaís sending to make up for the whole card mix-up? Champagne.
Katie: Oh, I don't think I need it. I'm dizzy already.
Mike: Come on, let's go make a baby.
[Cell phone rings]
Carly: Jack, it's me. Are you okay?
Jack: Not really.
Carly: I'm so sorry. I don't want the divorce. Simon talked me into going to Santo Domingo. I never should have listened to him.
Jack: I've been staring at these papers, Carly. I just can't believe it's over.
Carly: It's not over, Jack not for me. It never will be.
[ Cell phone rings ]
Carly: Hi, it's me. I'm sorry to call so late.
Jack: It's okay.
Carly: It's been a long night.
Jack: I know what you mean.
Carly: Jack, I need a favor.
Carly: Can you keep the kids for a couple more days?
Jack: Why? What's up?
Carly: There's sort of a crisis at work. And I have to complete a three-month project in two days.
Jack: What happened?
Carly: It's a long story, but I need to be working around the clock.
Jack: Carly, that's ridiculous. Simon should not take advantage of you like --
Carly: Jack --
Jack: Sorry, old habit. Just don't overdo it, okay?
Carly: No, no, I wonít. This is a really great opportunity and I love the challenge. And if I'm successful, then you know I'll have something to be proud of for the first time in a long time.
Jack: Good luck.
Carly: Thank you and give the kids a kiss for me.
Jack: Will do.
Carly: Good night.
Jack: Good night.
Paul: I have a meeting with Carson Pettit in Springfield tomorrow morning.
Meg: The name's familiar.
Paul: He handled the DeBronner case.
Meg: The guy who took his kids to Spain?
Paul: Now serving time. Yeah, Pettit is tight with every family court judge in the state. Container's obscene, but if it works, it's worth it.
Meg: So, how long are you going to be away?
Paul: A day, two days tops. He seems to think he can get an injunction to keep Emily in Oakdale.
Meg: Okay, so what do you want me to do?
Paul: I feel like asking you to do anything is proving Emily right, that I just use people to get what I want. But there's no one else I can trust.
Meg: I know that.
Paul: I've already asked so much of you.
Meg: So, why stop now?
Paul: Are you sure?
Meg: I'm sure. I love you. This thing you want me to do, it's legal, right?
Paul: Oh, yeah. Perfectly. You just have to make sure Emily doesn't leave town.
Emily: No, no, no. I'm good.
Henry: You sure?
Emily: Oh sure, sure. I'm much calmer. I made a list of all Paul's possible moves.
Henry: Wow, that's quite a battle plan, Em.
Emily: All I have to do is block him, anticipate any counter moves and then make my escape.
Henry: Oh, you forgot one thing.
Henry: How much I'll miss you.
Emily: I'm going to miss you too. Okay, okay, one more obstacle, and then I'm on my way.
Henry: Okay, where is it on the list?
Emily: It's not.
Emily: I didn't want any arguments.
Henry: Okay, that sounds like trouble.
Emily: Well, we can do this.
Henry: Again with the we?
Emily: You just have to do this one last favor. And then Paul and his team of private investigators will never be able to find me.
On the next "As the World Turn."
Meg: In this life, if you get a shot at being happy, it's your damn fault if you don't take it.
Mike: I don't need to get checked out. I think that I've demonstrated that my motorcycle works just fine.
Katie: Why? Because you got Carly pregnant?
Mike: That kind of proves that I can make babies.
Katie: Well, yeah, Mike. That's when you were young.
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