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As The World Turns Transcript Monday 11/13/06

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Paul: Hey, Jack.

Jack: Paul?

Paul: Meg home?

Jack: No, I thought she was at work?

Paul: Well, she's in between shifts. And I saw her at the Lakeview, but that kind of ended abruptly. And I thought she might've come home.

Jack: No. I have no idea where she is.

Craig: Meg? Are you all right? You look a little green around the gills.

Meg: I'm fine. What are you doing here?

Craig: I had a meeting with an advertiser, who cancelled. Are you sure you're all right?

Meg: Yeah, there's a flu bug going around the hospital. I think it got me.

Craig: Can I call a doctor?

Meg: No. No, I'll be fine. I just need to get home.

Craig: Well, you're in no shape to drive.

Meg: I'll grab a cab, okay? My purse --

Craig: Here, here, here. I got it, I got it. I'm taking you home. Come on.

Lucy: They grabbed me in the parking lot of the hospital. Dusty had been hurt, I was on my way to see him. Anyway, one of the kidnappers -- Wade Larsen -- put me in this -- I guess you'd have to call it a coffin. And buried me.

ADA: So you say Larsen had been contracted by your father?

Lucy: Yes. At first, everyone assumed that my mother's husband, Alan Drake, had hired him, but then Dusty found a bank slip confirming that my father had transferred $2 million to Larsen’s account.

ADA.: To pay the ransom demand?

Lucy: The wire was dated three days prior to my kidnapping. I don't have the bank slip anymore, my father stole it. But he confessed to me, and I'll testify to that. I'm sure the bank has a copy of the transfer.

Dusty: So sorry I'm late. Where are we?

ADA: We're just finishing up. Lucy's testimony is definitely enough to move forward.

Dusty: Any chance the judge will reopen the case?

ADA.: Well, our first step is to get him to revoke the bail. Then I'll petition to reopen the case.

Lucy: Whatever you need me to do.

Dusty: We'll see you at the hearing. Thank you. Sorry I'm late. I was on my way out and Lucinda called --

Lucy: It's okay.

Dusty: I want you to know I can't thank you enough for what you're doing.

Lucy: It's the right thing to do.

Dusty: It's a lot. You know, going up against your old man -- it's a lot.

Lucy: No, what my father did to me, having me kidnapped -- I can't let Johnny grow up with a father like that. I don't care how much he loves me or Johnny. He always thinks that the end is going to justify the means. He belongs in jail.

Dusty: If you're having second thoughts, it's okay. You can tell me how you really feel. I guess you just did.

Simon: Okay, you are, without a doubt, the most delicious woman I have ever had the pleasure to --

Carly: Yeah, I'm sure I am.

Simon: Oh, yeah, and about that -- where do you get that killer confidence?

Carly: It comes and goes.

Simon: No. No, it's always there. I mean, you have your moments. But deep down? You know you're a knockout. You know that you're talented and smart and funny. Oh, yeah, can you cook?

Carly: Is that a deal breaker?

Simon: Well, you do everything else so well. I'm just curious.

Carly: Well, I can cook. I'm a good cook. When I have time, when I have the right ingredients.

Simon: Well, I'm going to hold you to that.

Carly: This was different. And I think I know why.

Simon: Because we're rich?

Carly: No. Because we're free. You've said good-bye to Katie. I've said good-bye to Jack. We don't have to feel guilty. We can see where this leads us.

Simon: Well, so far, I like where it's going.

Carly: I do, too. And I'm glad that we've told Katie and Jack, and even Mike, how we feel. Because now they can get on with their lives.

Katie: What are you doing?

Mike: Lucinda stopped by. I left you a message.

Katie: Oh, yeah. My phone was off. I didn't want to check my messages while I was driving. I'm sorry. I just thought I'd come home.

Mike: Well, then she stopped by, something about pulling the book if she didn't get the pages that you promised her. I couldn't reach you, so I was looking for the file.

Katie: Oh, no. You know what? I'll send it. You found it. Did you --

Mike: Read about you sleeping with Simon? Yes, I did.

Katie: I'm sorry, Mike. No one was supposed to read this. It was just a --

Mike: It was just a what?

Katie: It was just a -- an accident. You have to understand how much pressure I've been under.

Mike: Okay, no, I understand that Lucinda’s been hounding you. And that -- you know, I know that "Oakdale Confidential," it's a novel. It's fiction. But why would you write something like that?

Katie: No, that was -- I would never publish that. It was just --

Mike: You know what I'm asking. Is that a story you just wrote, or did you sleep with Simon?

Carly: So, if you don't mind me asking, how did Katie take it? The news that you and I are going to try to make this work.

Simon: Actually, I think she was relieved. I mean, she's married, after all.

Carly: Married, and she wants to have kids. What time is it?

Simon: Why?

Carly: Oh, my God! Oh, my God!

Simon: What's -- whoa! Where're you going?

Carly: Jack has the kids at the farm. And I promised that I would come and say goodnight.

Simon: What, you can't just call them?

Carly: No, no, no, no. I promised them. They want the whole nine yards. They want the bedtime story, and the glass of water, and the hug goodnight and the kiss.

Simon: All right. You want me to drive you?

Carly: No. No, I have my own car. I'm so sorry. I'm sorry. I hate leaving you like this.

Simon: Me, too. I thought we were going to spend the night together.

Carly: That would be nice. But, you know kids -- well, I guess you don’t. And I can't really expect you to. That wouldn't be fair, would it?

Simon: Of course it's fair. Listen, I totally understand. Listen, why don't I drive you, and we'll get to spend some more time in the car together?

Carly: I don't think Jack would go for that.

Simon: Okay. And if Jack didn't mind, would you be okay with it?

Dusty: You gave this to me.

Lucy: And you gave it back when I left for school.

Dusty: You kept it.

Lucy: Of course I kept it. And now that I'm back home and we seem to be connecting, I know that we can't let anyone know that we're maybe getting back together, not until after the trial. But I wanted to wear this as -- some sort of symbol, something private, for you.

Dusty: Lucy -- I want you to know that -- I think about you all the time. I can't wait till this trial's over.

Lucy: We have to do this for Johnny.

Emily: Dusty, I need to talk to you. I'm sorry to interrupt, Lucy.

Lucy: Its okay, I have to head over to the hospital.

Dusty: You want me to drive you?

Lucy: No, no, it's okay. I'm just gonna get a latte and get going.

Emily: I'm sorry, I didn't mean to interrupt.

Dusty: What's up?

Emily: I don't want to alarm you, but I think you should know.

Dusty: Go ahead, tell me.

Emily: Craig -- Craig called me from the station yesterday, and he asked me to arrange bail. So I did. Anyway, after he was released, he was talking to his lawyer. It was over the phone, so I only heard Craig's side of the conversation, but he just sounded so optimistic. I have a funny feeling Craig has some sort of plan to stop this hearing.

Paul: It's that just sometimes she comes in early, so I thought -- no? Okay, no, no message. Thanks you.

Jack: What did the hospital say?

Paul: She's not there yet.

Jack: You try her cell?

Paul: Yeah, she's not picking up.

Jack: So, this is something you're really worried about or is it just -- more of the same?

Paul: What do you mean more of the same?

Jack: Well, no offense but you two seem to change your status on a regular basis.

Paul: Oh, and you're living at Emma’s, why? Meg and I are fine.

Jack: Yeah, I'm glad to hear that. Don't let the door hit you on the way out.

Paul: Wait, wait, oh, oh, oh. Hold on, I'm sorry. Jack, I'm sorry. That was a cheap shot.

Jack: Yeah, it was.

Paul: None of this is simple. And if you and Carly are -- you're right. Meg and I are -- doing the same old thing again. We had a disagreement over somebody.

Jack: Emily?

Paul: No, Emily's not an issue.

Jack: Craig. If it's not Emily, it's got to be Craig.

Paul: Why do you say that?

Jack: Because you hate him. And Emma says he's been dropping by here looking for Meg. Says he's her friend.

Paul: Craig doesn't have any friends --

Jack: No, he doesn’t. So, if I were you, I would keep an eye out.

Paul: Why?

Jack: Because Craig seems to specialize in unavailable women. He likes the challenge. And he likes to drive other men crazy.

[Paul remembering]

Paul: You're telling me that you kissed Meg?

Craig: It was a night for getting carried away. And if one small kiss qualifies as getting carried away –

Jack: All I'm saying is I don't think Meg needs anymore grief right now. Do you?

Paul: If you see Meg before I do, can you tell her that I'm looking for her?

Meg: Craig, I am so sorry.

Craig: Oh, forget it.

Meg: But your car --

Craig: Yeah, if it weren't for beautiful women getting sick in expensive cars, the detailers would go out of business.

Meg: You have to let me pay for it.

Craig: Don't be ridiculous. Come on, let's get out of this. Come on. I promise I won't look. Much. Kitchen? Just in case you decide to baptize the couch. Feeling better?

Meg: Yeah, I'm so embarrassed. You should go.

Craig: What happened to gratitude, huh? A man lets you throw up on him, and you show him the door?

Meg: I'm very grateful.

Craig: Meg, come on, relax. Relax. I'm not going anywhere until I know you're all right. I don't care if it takes all night.

Dusty: So, that's it? Craig sounded optimistic.

Emily: No, there's more. I just don't want to say in front of Lucy.

Lucy: All right, I'm heading over to the hospital.

Dusty: Okay, I'll see you later?

Lucy: Yeah.

Dusty: So, what've you got?

Emily: Well, I hope I'm not overreacting. But it's just so obvious how much you care about Lucy --

Dusty: Emily -- come on. Tell me what you know.

Emily: Okay, after Craig was released, he had me drive him back to Fairwinds, where I had this talk with him. And I told him, that as his business partner, that I had a vested interest in him not getting arrested. And that he needs to cut it out. This overacting about Johnny and just acting nuts with everybody was going to get him thrown back into prison. And he needed to stop it.

Dusty: How'd he react to that?

Emily: Well, he blew up.

Dusty: What'd he do?

Emily: He went on and on about you and Lucy and how you weren't going to keep him from his son. And then he got really weird. He turned his back to me. And he got quiet. And then I noticed he kept looking at this bottle he'd pulled out of his pocket, this vial of something. And then he just kept saying, over and over, that Lucy would never testify.

Dusty: He said that? That Lucy would never testify?

Emily: Yes. Yes, because there was no way he was going back to prison.

Dusty: What was in the bottle?

Emily: I don't know. I don't know, but I have to think it must have been so kind of drug.

Craig: Come on, just one little sip for Uncle Craig.

Meg: What is it about ginger ale when you're sick?

Craig: And old movies, black and white, if you can find them. World War II melodramas. Where everyone is worse off than you are.

Meg: And somehow they still end up looking better than I do.

Craig: Not a chance. Cracker?

Meg: Please tell me that you weren't carrying that around.

Craig: Yes, this is my damsel in distress kit. Feeling better?

Meg: You know, I probably should get up.

Craig: I don't know. Not so fast. You'll regret it.

Meg: It really was sweet of you to drive me home.

Craig: Well, even monsters have their moments.

Meg: You're not a monster. I'm not saying that your behavior isn't --

Craig: Don't spoil it.

Paul: Looks like the party started without me.

Carly: You would like to come to the farm?

Simon: Well, I would like to drive you there. Come on, look I know your sensitive about how Jack feels about this --

Carly: No, no, Jack accepts that I'm moving on. And he accepts that I'm moving on with you.

Simon: Okay, then I am offering to drive you out to the farm. You get to spend some time with the kids, I promise I will just wait in the car and then you and I can come back here, have a little dinner and spend the night together.

Jack: Okay, so after you cocoa I want you guys to head straight up, alright? Somebody's gotta read to Sage.

Parker: Me!

J.J.: No fair! You read to her last night.

Jack: Guys, switch off. J.J., you read the first page, then hand the book to Parker --

Parker: Where's Mom? She was supposed to put us to bed.

Jack: That's probably her right now. And it is. Hello?

Carly: Hi, it's me, I'm on my way. I was just wondering -- Simon would like to drive me out there. He'll wait for me while I say good night to the kids. If that's okay with you, or I could just drive myself.

Jack: No, that's fine. The kids were just asking about you. And besides I want to have a word with Simon.

Katie: Mike, the one thing you can never forget is how much I love you. You are --

Mike: Did you sleep with Simon?

Katie: Yes. But you have to know, it was a mistake. I did not plan it, I didn't even mean for it to happen. In fact, when he was here, when he showed up, I was throwing away this box that I'd found, this box that contained all of this stuff from when he and I were together. I had the box in my hand I was on the way to the garbage, and there he was on the doorstep. He had come over to tell me that it was over for him, too. You know, that he was moving on. And -- I don't know, I dropped the box and all this stuff fell out. All this -- stuff that was from our past. And we picked it up, and I don't know what happened. I don't know how it happened, Mike! It happened okay, and I'm sorry, we we're horrified. I'm sorry.

Mike: Stop. Don't insult me.

Katie: I'm not insulting you -- what do you mean?

Mike: I read what you wrote. This wasn't just sex. You still love him. Don't you?

Katie: Mike --

Mike: Yes or no -- do you love him?

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Katie: It will never happen again, I swear to you.

Mike: I'm out of here.

Katie: No please, Mike!

Jack: I got three kids and I don't want to see them hurt.

Simon: I would never do anything to hurt your kids.

Jack: You already have.

Dusty: I'm going to stop Craig before someone gets hurt.

Paul: No kissing this time right? Lucky Craig. Looks like he won't be catching what you have after all.

Katie: What you read on the computer -- I only wrote that because I needed --

Simon: You wrote that you love him.

Katie: I know -- I meant that a part of me will always love him, I'm sorry. I know that's hard to hear, but it has nothing to do with you and me.

Mike: Katie, you slept with the guy.

Katie: I know --

Mike: You know what, we took a vow when we got married. We promised each other no matter how we felt, no matter who showed up at the doorstep, that there was a line we wouldn't cross. Ever.

Katie: I know, Mike I'm so sorry -- sorry isn't even a strong enough word. I'm ashamed of myself. I let you down. I let us down, and I know that and I will never let it happen again. And I promise I will never make this mistake again.

Mike: I trusted you. We were trying to have a baby. You know, you were you so desperate to get pregnant, why? So you would feel safe? It wasn't enough that we were married -- we had to have kids. And then maybe what -- Simon wouldn't be able to get to you?

Katie: No --

Mike: Then why all the pressure, I wasn't going anywhere?

Katie: I know, I love you okay. I wanted to have your child. Is there something so wrong with that?

Mike: No, no. I wanted it, too.

Katie: Well don't say it like it can't still happen, we can still have that.

Mike: When were you going to tell me? You said in that little written confession of yours that I deserved to know the truth.

Katie: You do. And I was going to tell you Mike -- I just didn't want to hurt you.

Mike: It's a little late for that.

Katie: I know. I don't know why I did it. I don't know what happened to me -- it's like I lost my head. I don't know what to say.

Mike: You're blaming Simon?

Katie: No, I'm not.

Mike: You’re saying he pressured you?

Katie: No. He doesn't even want me.

Mike: Where were you just now?

Katie: At Java. With Margo. I had to talk to somebody, and she was so disappointed in me -- but she said I needed to be honest with you. Because she knows how much we love each other, and she knows that we can make this work, we can get past this, Mike. Margo and Tom went through something like this. And they're fine -- I mean it was really hard for a while, but they're fine now. There better than ever.

Mike: Simon's gone back to Carly. But you already knew that, didn't you?

Katie: I don't care, you know what -- Simon, it's not about him anymore, it's about --

Mike: I know it wasn't Carly. She's the one who told me.

Katie: Simon told me.

Mike: You've seen him? Since you slept with him?

Katie: Just barely -- briefly.

Mike: You had sex with the guy last night then you went to see him today? After you wrote how you loved him?

Katie: I explained that to you.

Mike: No, you wanted him back didn't you? After last night --

Katie: No, it was not like that, Mike.

Mike: No, and then you went to go see him and you found out he had gone back to Carly. So you came back here. You were never going to tell me, were you? We were just going to go on like nothing ever happened. You were going to let me get you pregnant. We'd have lived our whole lives, me never knowing the truth. Raised our kids-- the whole thing based on a lie. How could you do that to me? I thought you loved me.

Simon: Okay, listen, Carly, I hate to break this to you, but your ex-husband really doesn't scare me. In fact I kind of like him.

Carly: Oh, don't say that.

Simon: Why not? I think he's got an excellent taste of women, for one.

Carly: Hello.

Jack: Hey.

Carly: Is everything okay?

Jack: Yeah, they're waiting for you. Go on, go on. Jack and I, were just gonna exchange words.

Parker: Mom!

Carly: Hello! Hello, hello! Hey guys. Do I smell hot chocolate in here?

J.J.: Jack made it.

Parker: We promised we'd sleep.

Carly: Well you'd better sleep. You know why, because tomorrow, right after I pick you up, I'm bringing all three of you to the ice rink.

J.J.: Yes! Can Simon come, I like the way he talks.

Parker: I don't want him to come.

Carly: Why not?

Parker: Jack, doesn't like him.

Simon: Look, Jack, I know this is all very new for all of us, but you need to know that Carly and I --

Jack: It's none of my business, Simon. I don't even want to discuss it. But Carly and I, we've got three kids. I don't want to see them hurt.

Simon: I would never do anything to hurt your kids.

Jack: You already have.

Craig: We were wondering where you were. Your fiancée has not been feeling well.

Meg: I'm okay.

Paul: Come here. What happened, huh? You were feeling fine before.

Meg: Yeah, I know. I just suddenly got dizzy and then sick, out of nowhere. And then I just couldn't keep any food down.

Craig: I couldn't let her drive.

Meg: Craig offered to drive me home.

Craig: It was the least I could do.

Paul: Did you talk to a doctor?

Meg: No. No, I think it's just a bug that I have. I'll be okay. As a matter of fact, I'm feeling a little bit better already. And I have a shift later. If I'm not feeling too well, I'll have one of the interns check me out.

Craig: Do you really think that you should go into work?

Paul: I think that's up to Meg. Craig, thank you for getting Meg home, but I'll take it from here.

Craig: You feel better.

Meg: I will, thank you.

Craig: I know this must seem a little disconcerting, finding us this way with Meg so undone, but I can assure that despite my indiscretion the other day, this is completely innocent.

Paul: Aren't you due in court?

Craig: Tomorrow.

Paul: Well, maybe you should run along now and get ready. It must be disconcerting for you knowing that your own daughter's going to testify against you. And Lucy, such an honest girl. I, for one, can't wait to hear what she has to say. Bye.

Paul: Are you sure you're feeling okay now?

Meg: Yeah, but at the time it was pretty brutal. I mean, you could ask the bartender, I almost passed out.

Paul: Oh, I believe you.

Meg: I tried calling you, Paul, but I just got so dizzy, the phone fell out of my hands. And then I was just sitting there, totally disoriented, and Craig showed up. He had some sort of meeting, and he saw what shape I was in and he offered to drive me home. I didn't think I was in any position to refuse. You know, I'm gonna go get myself cleaned up.

Paul: Okay. I'll be right here.

Meg: Okay.

Paul: I'll be right here.

Dusty: Is Craig on any medications?

Emily: I don't know. I mean, not that I know of.

Dusty: So, this vial was filled with, what, pills?

Emily: No. No -- I mean, I don't think so. It looked like a powder, or granules, or liquid, maybe. I don't know. I wasn't really focused on that. I was listening to what he was saying.

Dusty: Which was what?

Emily: What I told you, that Lucy would never testify. And then he vowed to do whatever it takes to get custody of Johnny. Whatever it takes is what he said, Dusty. I just -- I thought you should know. I didn't want to say anything in front of Lucy, for obvious reasons.

Dusty: No, no, of course not.

Emily: I mean, he is her father. Really, I mean, even if she's siding with you. Oh, my God, you don't think -- you don't think he'd --

Dusty: I can't take that chance.

Emily: What are you doing? Where are you going?

Dusty: I'm gonna stop Craig before someone gets hurt.

Simon: Okay, Jack, so how have I hurt your kids?

Jack: You two got into a loan shark with one of the longest records in the business.

Simon: Jack --

Jack: Do not insult my intelligence by denying it, 'cause I know it's true. Spirro's got a criminal record. Which means that Carly, as your partner, has violated the terms of her probation. If she goes to prison, how are my kids supposed to deal with that?

Simon: All right, listen. Jack, Jack, Jack, Jack -- look, I respect your position, all right? You're a good father, you love your kids. But you need to know that Carly is completely in the clear, all right? The project's finished, all the creditors have been paid off, all the units have been sold. In fact, we made a substantial profit. So, after all that we've been through, I would say the project was a major success. So please, don't worry about it, it's all good.

Jack: Somehow I doubt that.

Carly: Okay. Well, the kids are in bed. I'll pick them up tomorrow.

Jack: Yeah, you guys have a good night.

Carly: What was that?

Simon: Oh, nothing, he's just adjusting, I guess.

Carly: To you and me?

Simon: That, and he's actually quite worried about your kids.

Carly: Why, because of you?

Simon: Look, I don't blame him, all right? Let's face it. He's knows my history. But I assured him that I would never do anything to jeopardize your kids, and I won’t. All right? So you need to know that I am not gonna take anymore shortcuts, all right? And that's a promise.

Katie: No, that is not how it was.

Mike: Come on, you didn't come back because you wanted to. You came back because after you ran to Simon and you found out he bowed out, there was nowhere else for you to go.

Katie: No, Mike. I went to talk to Simon because I wanted to make sure he didn't say anything to you until I had the chance to talk to you. You saw me last night, you saw how a mess I was. I have never regretted anything so much in my entire life. I love you, I love you so much! Being your wife, having your child, having a family with you, that is the most important thing to me, and I didn't want him wrecking it.

Mike: He didn't, you did.

Katie: I know that now, I do. I don't want him, I don't want to have a family with him.

Mike: Oh, God. You know how many times I've heard that? How you're never gonna have anything to do with him again? But then he keeps showing up and you keep falling under his spell.

Katie: I swear to God, Mike, that will happen again. I swear to you.

Mike: No, it won’t. Because I'm out of here.

Katie: No, please, Mike! Please, I understand that you're upset. I understand how angry you are, Sweetheart, but please, do not -- do not walk out on us!

Mike: Do you think it was any kind of fun admitting to myself that you still had feelings for your ex? Huh? I put up with it, because I've had feelings for people that never went away. Okay? There's mornings I wake up, I think about Jennifer, I grieve for her. But I thought deep down, you know what those feelings were. They are emotions, they're memories. Affectionate memories. But they stay in their place. And do you think I would have ever slept with Jennifer once you and I got back together? I wouldn't do that to you. And the fact that you would disrespect me like that, in our home? I can't do this anymore.

Meg: Paul?

Paul: I made you some tea.

Meg: Thank you. So, how are you feeling?

Paul: Fine, fine.

Meg: I was just wondering. This thing seems to be contagious.

Paul: Well, you know, Craig is next.

Meg: What does that mean?

Paul: Well, if it's contagious, then Craig would be next.

Meg: You didn't hear a word I said, did you? I ran into him at the Lakeview because he had a business meeting there.

Paul: Right. And he was kind enough to give you a ride home, yeah? Tuck you in.

Meg: He didn't tuck me in.

Paul: Right, he took your shirt off, and then he tucked you in.

Meg: My shirt was a mess.

Paul: Yeah, I saw that. And -- I'm sorry. I saw that, and I saw the jacket, and I took it down to the dry cleaners. It should be ready Friday.

Meg: Thank you.

Paul: You're welcome.

Meg: So, am I getting the silent treatment because I threw up in Craig's car?

Paul: I'm sure he didn't mind.

Meg: He was actually very sweet about it.

Paul: Yeah, Craig's a real sweetheart.

Meg: Okay, now I know you're really angry. Fine, if you're not going to tell me what's going on -- whatever.

Paul: Was it hot? The tea. You just put it down. Is it too hot?

Meg: The tea is fine.

Paul: Good, 'cause I want you to be happy, you know.

Meg: I was sick.

Paul: Yeah, no, I know. And Craig, he was just, you know, returning a favor, right?

Meg: What's that mean?

Paul: Well, the benefit. You were a Good Samaritan, and now Craig was a good Samaritan.

Meg: That has nothing to do --

Paul: No kissing this time, right? Lucky Craig. Look's like he won't be catching what you have after all.

Meg: There was no kissing.

Paul: So the other night when Craig lured you away from the party, Craig didn't kiss you?

Meg: I told you. I went to a room. I didn't know whose it was. The desk clerk told me somebody was sick. But it wasn't just somebody, it was Craig. And he wasn't sick, he was fine. So I spoke to him for maybe two minutes. I told him how annoyed I was with him, that I didn't like his tactics, and that I was going back to the party.

Paul: And then, that's it. He doesn't say another word about it?

Meg: He said he wanted to talk to me in private because he was feeling that everybody hates him. And they do. Look, whether or not you agree about this custody thing -- and I don't -- he still has feelings for Johnny, and I think he just got very emotional and tried to kiss me.

Paul: He tried to kiss you?

Meg: I didn't kiss him back. As a matter of fact, I slapped him, and I left. That's all it was.

Paul: Are you sure? Because what Craig says --

Meg: Whoa, whoa whoa -- "Craig says"? When was this?

Paul: Earlier. He saw us arguing at the Lakeview and he followed me home because he wanted to apologize, because he assumed that he was watching us fight about the kiss, and I was in the dark. So I thought he was lying to me. I thought he was trying to bait me, so I bent over backwards trying to defend you. I made an idiot out of myself until he finally filled me in on all the details.

Meg: There are no details. It was a drive-by. He grabbed, I slapped, that was it!

Paul: You seem to have forgiven him.

Meg: You're really making too much out of this.

Paul: Are you sure? Because I just walked in, and you're next to the guy in your underwear. A guy who kissed you at a party --

Meg: This is why I didn't tell you anything.

Paul: A party -- what did you wear to the party?

Meg: I already explained this to you!

Paul: Something he picked out for you? Right! You couldn't say no to him. Because it was a great idea to dress up like Lady Guin -- Lady Guinevere! Of course, let me review. Lady Guinevere, a beautiful woman in love with another man, not her husband.

Meg: You're paranoid.

Paul: Am I? If I were paranoid, I would have thought that you kissed somebody and you didn't kiss them. But the truth is, Meg, is that you did kiss Craig.

Meg: He kissed me!

Paul: And then what? Right, you forced your way out of the room, and you run to who? Me, me, your fiancé! And I ask you, I say, "what's wrong with you?" Why wouldn't you tell me what's the matter? And do you remember what you said? Do you remember? You said nothing. So you're right, Meg. That's why I'm angry with you. Because you lied to me, again.

Emily: What took you so long?

Craig: I had a housekeeping emergency. Meg lost her lunch in my car.

Emily: Oh, is she okay?

Craig: She's fine. In fact, the drug that you gave her has worn off. But my upholstery will never be the same.

Emily: So that's it? You drugged Meg, she got sick, and that's it?

Craig: Not quite. I took her home, removed her blouse --

Emily: Oh, God, you move fast.

Craig: And then Paul walked in. Now, let's just say he was none too pleased to see me ministering to his fiancée.

Emily: Not pleased with you, or not pleased with Meg?

Craig: Well, he's never pleased with me, but I got the distinct impression that he was angry with Meg. And she with him for doubting her.

Emily: Go on.

Craig: So, what about Dusty? Did you give him the news?

Emily: Yes, I told him about your plan, to drug Lucy. Which wasn't exactly a lie, because that's what I thought.

Craig: Because that's what I want you to think.

Emily: Well, that's what he thinks now.

Craig: Okay, so where is he?

Emily: He's in his car looking for you. I hated lying to him.

Craig: Well, you know, it may come as a shock, but not everything I do is designed with you in mind.

Emily: So what's the plan, Craig? I mean, why tell Dusty that Lucy’s the target when the drug was meant for Meg?

Craig: You'll see.

Dusty: Yeah, is Craig Montgomery there? What do you mean you're not at liberty to say? Whatever, tell him I'll be on his doorstep in ten seconds.

[Tires screeching]

[Dusty tries to stop but he has no brakes when he tries to stop and he hits a tree]

Bartender: What can I get you?

Mike: Have you seen Simon Frasier?

Bartender: Did you check his room?

Mike: He's not there.

Bartender: Oh, well, I haven't seen him. I mean, you could leave a message with the front desk.

Katie: Mike, we have to talk.

Mike: We're through talking.

Katie: No, you can't just walk out like that, please! We are married, we love each other. I will do anything, please! No, no, no, no! Mike, no!

On the next "As the World Turns" --

Mike: He slept with my wife last night.

Craig: Your testimony is going to hurt a lot of people, not just me. Are you prepared for that?

Lucy: That's starting to sound an awful lot like a threat, Daddy. Is it?

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