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As The World Turns Transcript Tuesday 11/28/06

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Carly: How bad can it be? Did she call me a home wrecker? A slut? What?

Simon: That's the least of it.

Carly: Lucinda published it. Can't be too obscene. It isn't -- it's not obscene, is it? I do have the kids --

Simon: She wrote about the jewel theft.

Carly: Our jewel theft?

Simon: She says that we stole the crown jewels the night of the costume ball.

Katie: You don't want this.

Mike: What I want doesn't seem to matter anymore.

Katie: It's just a revised version of the old book, which you've already read.

Mike: With a brand new section.

Katie: You read the new pages?

Mike: I read how you're not the first married woman to have ever slept with her ex. I figured the rest was all about Simon, so I didn't read much more.

Katie: Honey, I really don't mention you that much. Just to say that you're wonderful and you deserve better than this, and I wish that I never risked our marriage and I wish that I could take it all back, but I can’t.

Mike: No, you can’t.

Katie: Then what are you doing here, Mike? If you're done with me, why stand in line to have a conversation with a woman that you hate?

Mike: I never said I hated you.

Katie: Okay, a woman that you can't respect and that you're never gonna forgive no matter how many times she apologizes.

Mike: Is that what you think this is? An apology?

Katie: No, it's -- what you read on that computer -- which is not in the book, by the way -- was basically like reading my diary. I was trying to sort out my feelings, which after we had our big blow up, became perfectly clear. And that's when I wrote the new chapter, not to hurt you, or me, but to get even with Simon.

Mike: For what?

Katie: For breaking up our marriage. If he never came back, none of this would've ever happened. And maybe it's not attractive to want revenge, but that's what this book is, and I don't care what people think.

Mike: Okay, you know what, let's not rewrite history. I didn't leave because of Simon. I left because of you. Because you don't know what you want.

Katie: But I do.

Mike: I know, you want it all. But you can't have it that way. You have to make choices and stick by them. And that's why you're mad -- because Simon made his choice. He may have slept with you, but he chose Carly.

Meg: You know, it's nice to see you so happy.

Paul: You agreed to marry me sooner rather than later -- and you don't seem to have a problem with the fact that I made a complete fool of myself over some guy that we're not even going to talk about right now. So, yeah, I am happy. I'm deliriously happy. Frankly, I'm thrilled that you didn't just take the ring and throw it back to me and tell me to peddle it somewhere else.

Meg: So, we're not going to talk about why we were fighting?

Paul: What, and ruin this moment? Besides Craig -- Craig’s not a problem anymore.

Meg: And why's that?

Lucy: Daddy! Daddy, are you with me? Daddy, are you with me?

Craig: What -- happened?

Lucy: You were shot. But you're going to be fine. You're going to be fine.

Craig: Shot? No.

Lucy: Daddy, no! Don't move! You're hurt. We need to stop the bleeding. You're just going to make it worse.

[Craig coughing]

Craig: I can't -- breathe.

Lucy: Just breathe slowly. Nice, shallow breaths.

Craig: Lucy?

Lucy: Shh. Call an ambulance! Now! Dusty -- Dusty, please --

Dusty: They're on their way.

Lucy: How could you do this?

Dusty: You weren't supposed to be here.

Lucy: Daddy, no! Daddy -- no, please -- Daddy, stay with me. Please, don't die!

Paul: Craig is not a problem because -- Craig is not a problem.

Meg: It's as simple as that?

Paul: I love you. And we're getting married, and I'm happy. So yeah, it is -- it's very simple.

Meg: I know you're happy -- and I'm happy. But I was just wondering why us getting married suddenly makes Craig a non-issue.

Paul: Because you're marrying me and not him.

Meg: I was never going to marry Craig.

Paul: Hey, he can be very persuasive. I'm sorry. No, I should've known better.

Meg: Yeah, you should've.

Paul: I should've. Yes, I'm sorry. Look, can we just enjoy this?

Meg: I don't know. You're different, Paul. Something happened tonight. Something besides me moving up the date. What was it?

[Paul remembering what when Craig got shot]

Meg: Not that I'm not thrilled to see you happy -- I am. It's just such a turnaround. I mean, last time we spoke, you were still so obsessed about Craig.

Paul: When you threw me out, I had to spend thanksgiving by myself. And that was lonely and it was awful. And it made me realize that not much has changed. Jennifer's gone, but Craig is still here. And a year ago, I was spending all my time, every waking moment, making sure that she was safe from him. And I should have been rolling around on the carpet with Johnny and letting her take pictures of me that I would still have on my desktop.

Meg: What does that have to do with us?

Paul: Well, it's kind of a pattern, you know? And it's repeating itself. I should be spending time sprawled out on a rug with you, taking pictures of you -- if you say it's okay. I definitely will not keep them on my desktop. And instead, I've been spending all this time fixated on Craig.

Meg: What have I been telling you?

Paul: And you're right, okay? Look, I want the guy gone, I do, and I'm not the only one that thinks that. Look, we're getting married soon. I'm just gonna let it all go. What it comes to Craig, que sera sera. Whatever will be, will be.

Lucy: Daddy! Daddy, look at me! Look at me! Daddy! Daddy!

EMT #1: What happened?

Lucy: He was shot at close range. I've been applying pressure, but he's lost a lot of blood. His pulse is weak --

EMT #2: Ma'am, if you could stand back and let us work --

Lucy: I'm a doctor at Oakdale Memorial.

EMT #2: And I've been doing this 20 years -- step back.

Margo: Lucy -- Lucy, are you all right?

Lucy: Yeah, I'm fine.

Margo: What happened?

Lucy: He was shot. I don't --

Margo: Whoa, who? Who was shot?

Lucy: Umm -- Daddy.

[Sirens wailing]

Katie: Okay, is my pride hurt? Yes. You think you know someone, you have an experience like that with them and then they turn around and choose someone else, it's not the best feeling in the world.

Mike: Tell me about it.

Katie: But if we're talking about choices, I did not choose Simon. I did not consciously decide to do what I did, it just happened.

Mike: But afterwards, Simon chose Carly and you're mad about it.

Katie: No, I don't care about that. What I'm mad about is losing you.

Mike: So you decided to publish a book that makes me look like a fool?

Katie: I didn't decide to publish it. Lucinda did, even after I came to my senses and I tried to get it back, it was too late. And you're not a fool. You're the most wonderful man --

Mike: I know, I'm the most wonderful man in the world.

Katie: Mike, I'm so sorry. I don't know what to say. I did not mean for any of this to happen.

Mike: I know, you never do. But somehow, I always end up getting shafted. And I'm tired of it. I am tired of having my life turned upside down because you don't think things through. You are like a little kid who wants what she wants, when she wants it, whenever she wants it, and doesn't care about anyone else.

Katie: I'm sorry, I will change --

Mike: I'm not asking you to change.

Katie: Then what are you asking me? What do you want? You want to just lecture me about how I need to grow up? Because I thought that wasn't your concern anymore.

Mike: No, when you write about me and my life, it's my concern.

Katie: Okay, so, sue Lucinda, sue me. I will give you every cent that I make on this thing. I don't care!

Mike: I don't want the money. I want you to leave me alone. Don't talk to me, don't write about me, don't even think about me.

Katie: That's impossible.

Mike: Make an effort.

Katie: I only wrote this chapter in the book to get back at Simon for hurting us and breaking us up.

Mike: When are you gonna get this? I didn't leave you because you slept with Simon. I couldn't stay married to you because you still have feelings for him.

Katie: I hate him!

Mike: You're so jealous of Carly, you don't know what you feel.

Katie: That is not true. I do know what I feel. I love you and I hate Simon, and I wrote this to prove that to him. You know, if it's childish -- fine, I don't care. As long as Simon’s hurt, I'm happy.

Mike: Hurt? How is this book going to hurt Simon?

Carly: How did this happen? She knows. She knows what we did.

Simon: Not necessarily.

Carly: Not necessarily? It's right here. It's right here in black and white.

Simon: It's right there, but hey, you know what? It could be just a coincidence.

Carly: A coincidence?

Simon: Uh-huh, yep. Think about it, she saw us at the party. She saw the jewels -- she remembered my history and then she made the whole thing up. Not knowing that it was all actually true.

Carly: You know, she's got me hooking up with the prince, while you go after the hussy with the 40 carat diamond. If that's not you and me and Vienna --

Simon: The characters, yes, the characters. But the rest could've just come from her vivid imagination. I mean, she is, after all, in the very loosest term of the words -- a writer.

Carly: What are we gonna do? Jack's gonna read this book! And he's gonna arrest us. I'm on probation. They're gonna put me in jail! I'm gonna lose my children!

Simon: Shh, shh, shh, shh. Calm down, just breath -- all right, let's just think about this for a second. All right? The first edition of the book, all right? She wrote about characters she knew and stories she'd heard.

Carly: Yeah, and Mike ended up in jail.

Simon: Yeah, yeah, but it all worked out in the end. Why? Because it's fiction. And like all writers, she borrows a little bit here and there from her own life and from the lives of her friends. Not buying it? All right, let's just say Katie does know the truth. Why didn't she go to the police?

Carly: Well, because they were gonna give her a big, fat advance for the privilege of locking us up.

Simon: No, no, see, Katie doesn't care about money. All she cares about is love.

Carly: Right.

Simon: Right, she's a romantic. And what's meaner than a romantic that's had her heart broken not once, but twice?

Carly: So you're saying it's revenge. Fine, it's revenge. It doesn't matter, we're still going to end up in jail. Jack is still going to end up reading this, and he's gonna put it all together.

Simon: Because she's jealous and vindictive? Are the people who stole that necklace. Jack was there. He was working security the night of that party. He saw me with the prince. Besides, he knows your history. He has a professional stake in solving this crime. And a personal stake in seeing me go down with you. There's no way he's not going to follow this up.

Simon: All right, let's say he does follow it up. He got no proof. I mean, nobody saw me pinch it, nobody saw me fence it. So dead end.

Carly: No, Simon, you're good -- Honey, you are, you're good. But you're not perfect. And Jack is relentless. And he will follow this until he solves it.

Simon: Yeah, but Sweetheart, solving it and proving it are two completely different things. And so without proof, nobody's going to jail.

Carly: Maybe Katie has proof?

Simon: How is Katie -- how does Katie possibly got proof? The thing is -- this thing and the whole thing -- it's a guessing game. She made it up. I mean, I sure as hell didn't breathe a word to her. I wouldn't do that to you.

Carly: But there was no me, was there? When you slept with Katie, there was no me. You and I had broken things off.

Simon: All right, I see what you're getting at, okay. Just because I didn't think you and I had a future doesn't mean I would put you at risk. Carly, you know I wouldn't do that to you, right?

Carly: I thought I knew a lot of things. That my husband loved me. That my husband would never leave me. And now, here I am, standing here with a not quite retired jewel thief, who's not quite over his ex-wife.

Simon: Okay, we both have a lot of baggage, and I don't blame you for not trusting me, but I'm trying to reassure you that I would never do anything to put you in any kind of legal jeopardy.

Carly: So you were thinking about me, then, before, during and after your little reunion with Katie? I don't think so. I think you got all lit up and hopeful -- and who knows what you said.

Simon: I know exactly what I said, right? It had nothing to do with you or any diamonds. Carly, listen -- if Katie somehow put two and two together and the cops actually do come after us? Sweetie, I will protect you.

Carly: How?

Simon: I'll take the rap. What do you think?

Carly: Simon, Jack saw me with the prince.

Simon: All right, we can explain that away in two seconds. You saw me go after Vienna, you wanted to make me jealous, so you went after him. I was the one who actually pinched the necklace, okay? That's it. Nobody saw you. You're not involved in that.

Carly: Who's gonna believe that?

Simon: Everyone's gonna believe that. Because everyone wants to. The people are after me, Carly, not you. Listen, I promised you when we got into this that I would not see you hurt. And I won't, okay? All right?

Carly: Mm-hmm.

Simon: All right.

Carly: Wait, where are you going?

Simon: I'm gonna go see Katie, all right, and find out exactly what she knows, if anything.

[Doorbell rings]

Carly: It's Jack! Hi, Jack.

Jack: Hi. Very, very sorry to interrupt. Parker left his book report on the coffee table.

Carly: Oh.

Jack: Simon.

Simon: Jack. Listen, I gotta go anyway -- so I'll see you later on.

Carly: The coffee table, huh?

Jack: Yes, which means it could be anywhere.

Carly: That's okay, I'll find it --

Jack: Hey, I heard the new edition was due out today.

Katie: You want to know how this book will hurt Simon? Read it, you'll see.

Mike: No, why don't you just give me the blow by blow?

Katie: Okay. I tell the world what an arrogant, immoral, selfish jerk he is, and then I get to the good stuff. That he's a jewel thief.

Mike: Which everyone already knows.

Katie: No, not everyone.

Mike: Everyone he'd care about.

Katie: Okay, it's one thing to have a vague idea about something, it's quite another to have it written down where everyone can read it.

Mike: Katie, this book is gossip.

Katie: No, a lot of it's true. And look, all these people want to read it. I will be back in just a second.

Mike: You know what, sell your books. Just know that Simon could care less. I am the one that everyone's laughing at.

Katie: Nobody is laughing at you. If anything, they're mad at me for hurting you. I'm mad at me for hurting you. Mike, I would do anything to get your trust back. Please, just tell me what I can do. I don't want Simon. I want you.

Mike: Prove it.

Katie: How? Tell me and I will do anything.

Meg: Okay, how about we promise to just focus on what's important.

Paul: Not Craig.

Meg: Not Craig.

Paul: Okay.

Meg: Even if he pushes all your buttons.

Paul: No, that's over now.

Meg: How about we promise to be better, and not take it out each other if one of us messes up?

Paul: Okay. So I don't have to be perfect?

[Cell phone ringing]

Meg: I should check that.

Paul: We're not done kissing.

Meg: Somebody really wants me.

Paul: It's nice of you to notice.

Meg: Hi. Yeah, I was just about to call in. What? Yeah, yeah, I'll be right there. I gotta go. They're short-staffed.

Paul: Meg?

Meg: Craig's been shot. He's critical.

Paul: I'll drive. One –

Emily: So is that your bottle or can anyone join in?

Dusty: Help yourself.

Emily: So, what are we drinking to?

Dusty: My son.

Emily: So last I heard, you bought a gun and you were gonna use it on Craig. Change your mind?

Dusty: Barbara told me you stopped by.

Emily: I was worried. I didn't want you to do something stupid. So what happened?

Dusty: I asked him to drop the custody suit.

Emily: And?

Dusty: He said no.

Emily: Maybe he'd agree to shared custody.

Dusty: I promised my wife that my son would never have to deal with that man.

Emily: And? Did Craig back down?

Dusty: No.

Emily: So what happened?

Dusty: I shot him.

Emily: You shot him? You shot him, and you're here, so I'm assuming everything's okay? Craig's all right?

Dusty: No, he's dead with any luck.

Emily: I don't understand.

[Emily remembering how she switched the real bullets for plastic bullets]

Emily: How could he be dead?

Dusty: Because I shot him. There was a lot of blood.

Emily: That's impossible!

Margo: How is he? Well, what in the hell are you still standing here for? Get him in the ambulance, get him to the hospital!

EMT #2: Detective --

Margo: He's my brother!

Lucy: And my father -- please.

EMT #1: We're doing everything we can. Let's go.

Margo: All right. How did this happen?

Lucy: He was shot at very close range.

Margo: You were here?

Lucy: Yeah. I'm going to go with him to the hospital.

Cop #1: Detective, we found this.

Margo: Lucy, you saw who shot him? Who was it?

Lucy: Dusty.

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Mike: Get him out of your life.

Katie: And if I can do that, I can hope that you'll come back to me.

Jack: Before you go, I wanna take a look at that book.

Margo: Dusty Donovan, you are under arrest for the attempted murder of Craig Montgomery.

Emily: Craig! Craig! Oh, God, Craig! Craig!

Doctor: Blood pressure is stable.

Lucy: Okay, check it again. I was able to stop the bleeding externally but I know that he's bleeding internally.

Doctor: We'll check it periodically.

Lucy: And meanwhile, he bleeds to death? He needs surgery.

Doctor: Outside, now. Once we've stabilized him, we'll take him up to the O.R. But you have to let me do my job, Lucy.

Meg: Look, you don't have to stay.

Paul: I'm not rooting for Craig, but I know that you are. So I'll be right here.

Meg: Lucy -- hey, how is he doing?

Lucy: Stable -- barely. They're gonna take him upstairs to surgery.

Meg: He was shot? How? When?

Meg: Dusty -- Dusty shot him.

Paul: Lucy, you okay?

Meg: Dusty shot Craig. They're gonna take him up to surgery.

Paul: Oh, that's good. That he's going to surgery, because the doctors will take care of him. Look, about Dusty -- I know that he's upset at Craig for trying to get custody, but wouldn't this just make things worse?

Lucy: Not if my father dies.

Dusty: I shot Craig in the chest. It'll be a surprise if he makes it.

Emily: I just -- I didn't think that you would go through with it. I mean, you're not a -- we all have violence -- I mean, we are all capable of violence. I mean, I was, you know that I was -- I just didn't think that -- where is Craig? Right now. I mean, did you just -- you shot him and you just left him? Where he is?

Dusty: I guess he's at the hospital.

Emily: You called an ambulance?

Dusty: No, I didn't call an ambulance.

Emily: Well then you're just assuming --

Dusty: Lucy was there with him. And an ambulance was on the way 'cause I could hear the sirens.

Emily: Lucy, Lucy, right, right. Okay, I'm confused. What are you doing here?

Dusty: I'm having a drink.

Emily: Right. Are you okay?

Dusty: Yeah, you better get out of here, 'cause the cops are going to be here soon. Unless you wanna answer questions.

Emily: No, no. Oh God, I'm so sorry. You take care, okay? Okay.

Margo: Dusty Donovan, you are under arrest for the attempted murder of Craig Montgomery.

Mike: You're done with Simon?

Katie: Absolutely. I am done, Mike.

Mike: Okay for your sake, I hope that's the truth. Because the fact remains all you did with this book was just tell the world how important he is to you.

Katie: Okay, if that's how you feel, I will have Lucinda recall the entire thing. I will shred every page myself, I promise.

Mike: No, forget the book. What you need to do from now on is ignore him. That's the real revenge. Make him unimportant. Prove to yourself that you can have a future without Simon Frasier -- get him out of your life.

Katie: Okay, and if I can do that -- I can hope that you'll come back to me?

Simon: Excuse me. I'm really sorry to interrupt you, I am. I really need a word with Katie.

Mike: Help yourself.

Katie: No, wait! Mike, wait! Please don't --

Simon: I guess he didn't like the book either, huh?

Katie: I guess he doesn't like you, and I don't blame him.

Simon: Well good, nobody's happy. Katie, you have really, really gotta stop blaming me for what happened. You were there, too.

Katie: Do you want an autograph? Because that's all I have time for right now.

Simon: No, I want -- I want an answer. Why did you write this?

Katie: Because it's true.

Simon: So you are deliberately trying to hurt me?

Katie: You wrecked my marriage.

Simon: You made a choice, okay? We both did. Now, I know you regret it now. All right. No, look at me -- you can't keep blaming me for something that happened in the heat of the moment. Listen, we were both overcome by some strong feelings, some pent up emotions. But we were equally to blame for what happened. Now this -- this book, this little vendetta you have -- yeah, I wanted you back at one point, but it's time for you to grow up and start taking responsibility for your actions.

Katie: Oh, come on, Simon, you never wanted me back, you want Carly.

Simon: Is that what this is all about?

Katie: No, I'm just making a point.

Simon: What is it? Tell me.

Katie: Just go away!

Simon: You told the whole world that I'm a jewel thief.

Katie: You are a jewel thief.

Simon: No, I'm not anymore. I'm a real estate developer.

Katie: Oh, really? Well, then go develop your little dream house with Carly and leave me alone.

Simon: My little dream house, huh?

Katie: Or whatever you and Carly want to do next, is that better?

Simon: Why are you so mad at me? Look at me.

Katie: I don't have to look at you anymore, Simon. That's Carly’s job now.

Simon: So you're mad at her, too? That's why you go and tell the whole world that we went and stole a necklace?

Katie: I saw you.

Simon: What do you mean?

Katie: You and Carly with the necklace.

Simon: And when was this?

Katie: The other night. When you were putting it around her greedy little neck.

Simon: At the Lakeview.

Katie: Yeah.

Simon: Well, I'm sorry. I didn't know you were there. If I did --

Katie: What? You would have dragged her off to a little private party?

Simon: Oh, please, come on --

Katie: Simon, just know this. I would never go back to you. I love Mike.

Simon: Well, that's good. I'm very happy for you, I really am. I've just got one last question. When you saw me put that little present on Carly’s neck --

Katie: Little? You could break a kneecap with that thing.

Simon: Is that when you got the idea to make us thieves in your book?

Katie: Yeah, where else?

Carly: Jack, you don't want to read that.

Jack: Why not?

Carly: Because it's trash -- it's gossip.

Jack: Did I see Simon’s name in there?

Carly: Yeah, I think so. I haven't read much of it myself, but from what I understand, Katie did decide to include Simon.

Jack: I thought they were over. She's married, he's moved on --

Carly: I know. I know. I guess Katie has some issues with Simon being back in town and dating me -- and she doesn't like it, so she wrote some unflattering things about him in her little book.

Jack: She's married.

Carly: I know. Well, I suppose she's desperate -- for material. I'm not a writer, I don't know. Why don't you check the kitchen and I'll check Parker's room. I bet he left that report right in the printer.

Jack: Hey, before you go, let me take a look at that book?

Carly: Why?

Jack: Anything you're trying this hard to hide, I want to read.

Carly: You want to read it, you go ahead. It's not like you can't get it at any old bookstore. Just don't say I didn't warn you.

Jack: You're warning me?

Carly: Yeah, Jack. Katie's jealous. And I'm not saying that it's mature, adult behavior, but there it is. And she has written about Simon and me in pretty lurid terms. And you were the person who said you wanted me to keep all the personal details to myself, but if you want to read it, by all means just knock yourself out then.

Jack: You know what, I'll pass.

Carly: Your call.

Jack: She's got a knack, doesn't she?

Carly: Who's that?

Jack: Katie. The last time one of her books came out, we found a skeleton in the basement.

Carly: Right, but I heard that all the new stuff is all fiction.

Jack: So you and Simon, you're not lurid in real life?

Carly: Ah! Look at that!

Jack: Yes, there it is. It's really beautiful. Simon showed it to me.

Carly: He shouldn't have done that. I'm sorry.

Jack: No, nothing to apologize for. He was sitting there with the necklace waiting for you. And I had to take a look at it. I mean, a man like Simon with a piece of jewelry like that, I get curious.

Carly: What do you mean, "A man like Simon?"

Jack: A jewel thief.

Carly: He's a real estate developer, Jack. He bought me a gift. It was a celebration. We'd just sold all those units.

Jack: Right. Okay, don't worry about the book. I'm sure if there's anything in there I need to know, I'll find out.

Simon: So you made something up, huh? You pretend that Carly and I what -- jewel thieves so you could sell a few books?

Katie: Well, a, you are a jewel thief. And b, maybe you really did steal those diamonds.

Simon: Have you got some proof for this, Katie? Otherwise, you know, its slander.

Katie: Not if it's true.

Simon: You just said you made it up!

Katie: Well, I could only get so many pages out of you and your sick affair with Carly.

Simon: You really are a piece of work.

Katie: You hurt me, I hurt you.

Simon: How did I hurt you so badly? We had sex. Nothing that we've never done before. And you went back to the man that you claim you really love. The fact that Mike didn't stick around is not my fault.

Katie: You don't like my book, don't recommend it to your friends.

Simon: You implicated Carly and me in a crime.

Katie: Unless you stole the crown jewels of Leonia, I don't think you have anything to worry about.

Simon: I'm running a business. I talk to people in finance. Word gets out that I'm a suspect, I lose credibility and I can not have that! Katie, I need people to trust me.

Katie: Well you should've thought of that before you broke my heart! Next!

Simon: Wait, wait -- just wait one sec, thank you. Thank you.

Katie: Just leave or I will call security. And I'm not kidding. All right, time to sign some books again. Who's next?

Simon: Who's next? There we go. Sign 'em.

Katie: Sorry about that. Who should I make this out to?

Cop #1: If you can't afford an attorney, one will be provided for you. Understood?

Margo: That was the hospital. My brother may not make it. Why don't you two take a walk? Why?

Dusty: I promised my wife I'd never let Craig go near my son.

Margo: You do not honor your wife's memory by shooting the man.

Dusty: He was suing me for full custody.

Margo: You take him to court, you fight him.

Dusty: He'd win. He'd win.

Margo: Of course he would.

Dusty: He's the biological father.

Margo: Yes, but at least you would still have a chance to see your son. Lucy I.D.'ed you. Which means the D.A. will go for the maximum charge.

Dusty: I'll be convicted.

Margo: Yes, and you'll go to prison and you won't see your son until he's out of college.

Dusty: I know.

Margo: How do you think he's going to feel about that? Knowing that his father is a murderer.

Dusty: I hope Barbara lets Johnny know how much his mother loved him and how I respected her wishes by keeping him safe.

Margo: And if Craig lives? Did you think that through? Because Craig will raise Johnny, and you'll spend the rest of your life behind bars.

Emily: Craig? Craig? It's Emily. Craig, you're in the hospital. You're gonna be okay.

Craig: What -- what happened?

Emily: I don't know. I don't know what happened. I did what you told me to do. I took the bullets out of Dusty's gun and I replaced them with blanks, something happened. I don't know. Maybe Dusty looked at the magazine and saw that they were blanks and switched them back. I don't know what happened.

Craig: You killed me.

Emily: No! No, don't say that. Craig! Craig!

[Monitors beeping]

Emily: Oh, God, Craig! Craig! Oh, God! Craig!

[Monitors beeping]

Emily: Oh God.

[Emily leaves the room]

Lucy: Daddy? Daddy!

Doctor: We're losing him.

Lucy: No, no!

Doctor: Lucy, call the O.R. tell them we're on our way. Do it!

Lucy: Yes, this is Dr. Montgomery.

Paul: You all right?

Emily: I don't know how this happened. I can't believe it.

Paul: Yeah, it's funny how things work out.

Craig: Lullaby.

Lucy: Hey, we're going to take you up to surgery, okay? Everything's going to be fine.

Craig: Liar.

Lucy: Listen, listen, you know how angry I get at you at times. If you don't get through this surgery, I'll never forgive you.

Craig: And if I do?

Meg: It's time.

Dusty: I'm a pretty good shot. I don't think Craig has much of a future.

Margo: Oh, listen to you weighing the chances of the man that you want dead. You are a murderer. You have become the lowest, most vile --

Dusty: I'm sorry for the pain I caused you and your family.

Margo: You're sorry? He's my brother! He's Lucy's father. How you could be so stupid?

Dusty: I'd do it again if it would keep my son safe.

Margo: You disgust me. Get him out of my sight.

Simon: Hey.

Carly: Hey. Jack found the book. I managed to get it away from him, but it's just a matter of time, Simon, before he reads it or before somebody tells him what's in it.

Simon: I spoke to Katie. She made the whole thing up.

Carly: What?

Simon: She has no idea that we stole the jewels. It was just a lucky guess.

Carly: You sure?

Simon: Yeah, she needed a story. So she used the fact that I used to be a bit light-fingered, added a few details from the ball -- there you go, presto, instant epilogue.

Carly: What gives her the right?

Simon: I think you and I both know the answer to that.

Carly: She lost Mike and she blames us. What do we do now?

Simon: Nothing. Nothing, we enjoy our success. We look for some new properties to buy and we carry on like nothing happened.

Carly: And if Jack goes to Katie?

Simon: It's just a work of fiction, right? What's she gonna tell him? Sweetie, we have nothing to worry about, okay? Come here.

[Katie remembering]

Mike: Prove to yourself you can have a life without Simon Frasier. Get him out of your life.

[Cell phone ringing]

Jack: Jack Snyder.

Katie: Jack, its Katie.

Jack: Hey, Katie. What's up?

Katie: I really need to talk to you. Are you free first thing tomorrow morning?

Jack: I can be. Is this important?

Katie: It's about Simon.

Announcer: On the next "As the World Turns" --

Jade: Her mother just left. She got her pretty upset.

Dusty: Is he still alive?

Jessica: Yeah, he's alive.

Dusty: No, he's gotta die.

Barbara: Or maybe you had something to do with what happened to Craig.

Craig: It wasn't supposed to happen like this.

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