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As The World Turns Transcript Monday 4/30/07

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Margo: Wow, that Sanders Commission report has got you hooked --

Jack: What? Oh, yeah. The recommendations are um, perceptive.

Margo: So, are you, Jack. They haven't published the recommendations yet.

Jack: Right.

Margo: Jack, where are you?

Jack: I guess I'm a little distracted. Sorry.

Margo: What, the kids?

Jack: No, no. Thankfully everyone's on an even keel at the moment.

Margo: That's a blessing.

Jack: What's going on with Casey?

Margo: Counting the hours until his whole life blows up.

Jack: And you are, too -- I'm sure.

Margo: Yeah, Tom and I have to keep reminding each other that his being home is just temporary. It's so hard to remember the real story.

Jack: Yeah, denial? Never heard of it. So, when those recommendations are published, you'll be sure I get a copy?

Margo: Is it my sister that you're not talking about?

Jack: Katie? Why would I avoid talking about Katie?

Margo: I don't know. You tell me. I mean, the last we touched on the subject, you were going to get a hold of her?

Jack: Yeah, well, she had to go out of town.

Margo: She didn't tell me that she was going anywhere.

Jack: Left with my brother.

Margo: Katie and Brad? Where?

Jack: Some country inn up in Woodley?

Margo: Together?

Jack: Together.

Margo: And that note I'm hearing in your voice, that would be jealousy?

[Katie and Brad are fully clothed lying next to each other, Katie dreams of kissing Brad, she snuggles next to Brad and wakes up]

Brad: Morning, Sunshine.

Will: Is there anything else from Carly? Or whoever's pretending to be her?

Gwen: No. You and Maddie are right. That first email couldn't have been from Carly. Otherwise, she would have sent me more asking me why I didn't get back to her.

Will: Unless she was afraid, but she has to know that you wouldn't turn her in.

Gwen: Of course I wouldn’t. The thing is, is that even though I know that the email wasn't from her, I can't help wishing that it was.

Will: You miss her.

Gwen: Yeah, a lot. And if she would have needed me to go up to Montana, I would've done it, you know, in a second. Whoever sent that email must have known that. Then -- never mind.

Will: Well, say it. Just say it. I mean, you have the right to be sad or mad or whatever.

Gwen: I mean, it's just whoever -- whoever pretended to be my sister must have been pretty sick.

Will: Well, we know who it was. It was Jade or Adam or both.

Gwen: And it's never going to stop, is it? I mean, Jade or Adam -- they're going to keep coming after us and pushing and pushing until they make our lives as miserable as they possibly can.

[Knock on door]

Jade: Cleo! Cleo, come on! Open up. Cleo? I got you checked out of this place. And I've got the car running. We've got to leave now or else we're going to miss the bus. What are you doing?

Cleo: What does it look like I'm doing?

Jade: It looks like you're being Gwen. Except that's over, Cleo. We're done. You're not even packed.

Cleo: I'm not going.

Jade: Of course you are. I don't even know why I thought this stupid plan would work in the first place. Listen, just get your stuff in the bag, so I can take it out to the car.

Cleo: You don't get it. I'm not leaving town. The more I think about it, the more I know I can do it on my own. I don't need you anymore, Jade.

Brad: Katie? Katie, relax.

Katie: Don't tell me to relax! I just woke up in a bed with you!

Brad: Look at yourself.

Katie: Look at yourself!

Brad: No, I mean, look down. You're dressed. Head to toe. So am I. Nothing happened.

Katie: Oh, thank God. Oh, what is that pounding?

Brad: That would be the champagne we finished off.

Katie: Oh, no. Oh, no. It's all coming back to me. It didn't work, did it? My big plan was a big flop.

Brad: It was not a complete flop.

Katie: Henry and Vienna aren't here. They didn't get back together, did they? We didn't even get them here to the inn.

Brad: You've just got to look at the bright side.

Katie: How did they figure it out? I don't get it. I mean, Henry says that he's not in love with her, but I know him. I know if we got them here on neutral territory, without the pressure of the wedding, they would have gotten back together. They would have seen something in each other that they didn't see before. Why are you looking at me like that?

Brad: Like what?

Katie: Like you can't believe that I would honestly want for someone else's happiness. I'm not that selfish, Brad. I wanted this for Henry. I really did.

Brad: And I'm not a total jerk. I mean, I can see how hard you worked to make things happen for your buddy. I mean, it was sweet.

Katie: Well, what good did it do if it didn't work?

Brad: I'll tell you what good it was, all right? We had a hell of a lot of fun last night. You know what your problem is? You know what your problem is, Katie? You underestimate the value of fun.

Katie: I do not. I am fun! I am!

Brad: You're right. You're right. You know, last night, you climbed the fun meter a little bit. You know, I would even give you a nine out of ten.

Katie: Oh, I didn't know we were getting scored. How did I score so high?

Brad: Well, you were laughing. And you were actually talking to me. And you know, you kicked my butt at the board game you made me play.

Katie: Yeah, we did kind of have fun, didn't we?

Brad: And the champagne? What about the champagne?

Katie: The verdict on that is still out until this aspirin kicks in. And now, let's see what I look like. I'm so scared. Ohh, ohh. Look at my eyes. They're so red. I hope I can get this redness out before we get to camera.

Brad: Okay, okay. Okay, yeah. We got to get the lead out. Because otherwise, Oakdale Now is going to turn into Oakdale Later. Okay, um, let's flip a coin to see who gets the shower first? Ready?

Katie: Everything really is a game with you, isn't it?

Brad: Well, isn't life better that way? Heads.

Katie: Tails.

Brad: I go first. Okay, so hey, what made you wake up anyway?

Katie: I don't know. It was a dream or something.

Brad: Was it a good dream?

Katie: Yeah. Yeah, it was amazing.

Brad: See, I have that effect on women. Owwwwwww!

Katie: What? What happened?

Brad: Oh, man. The damn razor just shredded my chin.

Katie: No, no, don't let me see it. Just put pressure on it. Here, I'll help you.

Brad: Sorry. It slipped. I didn't mean to give you more than you bargained for this morning.

Katie: Its okay, Brad. Your little secret's safe with me.

Brad: Right.

Will: Gwen, nobody is going to hurt us.

Gwen: They already have. Somebody pretending to be my sister to get me to go to Montana.

Will: Jade. But she didn't succeed, did she?

Gwen: Only because you figured it out and you called her and you terrified her. What if she's working with Adam again, Will? What if they come up with something and we're not ready for it?

Will: Adam's not going to be able to do anything. If he even shows his face here, he's going to get thrown in jail.

Gwen: And what about me?

Will: What about you?

Gwen: I didn't go to jail. Doesn't that seem unfair?

Will: Oh, Gwen, stop it.

Gwen: No, I'm serious. I got off too easy. I've never had to pay for anything that I've done.

Will: You have been. Adam's made you pay in a thousand ways. He played on your guilt. He followed you up the Michigan, he tried to rape you. Isn't that punishment enough?

Gwen: No --

Will: You've been paying every day since.

Gwen: No, it's not the same.

Will: We can't let Adam and Jade get to us. If they're going to play games, fine. We let them. But we're going to be ready for them. We'll see it coming a mile away. We have nothing to be afraid of.

Gwen: Do you have any idea how much I wish I could believe that?

Will: So, believe it.

Gwen: You know, there is one good thing that came out of all this.

Will: What's that?

Gwen: I know that I can count on you for anything for the rest of my life.

Will: So, why then don't you believe me when I say that all the bad stuff is behind us?

Gwen: It's not that I don't believe you. It's just how can you be so sure?

Will: Because I just know.

Jade: This was my plan, my idea and now it's over.

Cleo: You know what? If you want to stop, that's fine. That's your deal. That's your decision. But I've worked too hard, I've studied too hard and I've put in way too many hours to just throw up my hands and walk away. I have skills now and I'm going to use them.

Jade: Why? There's no more money. There's nothing in it for you.

Cleo: Sure there is. It's like you said from the very beginning, this could be the most exciting thing that has ever happened to me.

Jade: Oh my God, this is about Will, isn't it?

Cleo: Yeah. I can't wait to get close to him.

Jade: Sit down.

Cleo: You're wasting your breath.

Jade: Listen to me. I know you think that you know everything there is to know about Gwen, but you don’t.

Cleo: You said that you told me everything.

Jade: Yeah, okay. But you think I didn't hold anything back, for insurance? I'm not stupid. And if you try and pull this off on your own, you can get into a lot of trouble.

Cleo: I'll take my chances.

Jade: How? The whole plan was based on getting Gwen out of town so you could replace her. But she didn't take the bait.

Cleo: So?

Jade: So? Hello? There cannot be two Gwens running around town.

Cleo: I guess I'm just going to figure out a way to deal with that.

Jade: How? Cleo, listen to me. I know it really sucks to work really hard on a project that isn't going to take off. Okay, but think about it this way, you had some fun, you made some money. Think of it like, um, show business. Some shows take off, and some shows don’t. And this one didn’t.

Cleo: No, look, I know that I don't have all of the details worked out yet, but I will. And in the end, it's going to be worth it.

Jade: What do you think is going to happen?

Cleo: I'll get to be with Will. He's the greatest.

Jade: Cleo, I know you think you have a crush on Will, because you've been playing Gwen. But you're not Gwen. You're Cleo. And the only place you're going to go if you keep this up is jail. And I'm sure as hell not going to go there with you.

Cleo: You said that everything was legal!

Jade: Listen, I didn't really think it through, okay? Playing dress-up is one thing, but when you get into actually impersonating somebody, you can get sued for fraud, okay? And that's another reason why I'm calling this off, because I don't want to get into that kind of trouble. And I know you don't either.

[Cell phone beeps]

Cleo: What is it?

Jade: It's my cousin, Luke. I told him I was going to pick up Natalie and I'm running late because of you. Listen to me, here's what you're going to do. You're going to take a cab over to Gwen and Will’s. Here, you're going to take a cab over to Gwen and Will’s. They should be at class --

Cleo: You're letting me go over to their house?

Jade: Cleo, you have to return the clothing that you stole before Gwen realizes it.

Cleo: Why don't you do it?

Jade: Because Will practically threatened my life over the phone about the email from Carly. There is no way I'm setting foot anywhere near their place. Anyway, would you listen to me? There's a key underneath the pot at the door. Go in, replace their stuff, okay? And meet me by the bus station. I want to make sure you're on that bus.

Cleo: Okay.

Jade: All right, Cleo. Make it really fast. Get in and get out. You got it?

Cleo: Yeah.

Gwen: Hey.

Will: Hey.

Gwen: Did you do this for me?

Will: Yeah, if I say I'm going to take care of you, I'd better put my mustard where my mouth is, right?

Gwen: I love you. You're the best.

Will: Okay, come on. Have fun at class.

Gwen: Wait, aren't you coming with me?

Will: Oh, I forgot to tell you, Mr. Stevens had to cancel class today, so I don't have to go to school for like an hour.

Gwen: Oh, okay. I'll see you later then?

Will: You bet.

Gwen: Okay, I love you.

Will: Hey, Marcus -- what's up? It's Will. Can you take notes for me in Lit class today? No, no, I'm fine. I just -- I can't be there. I've got something I gotta do.

Brad: Listen Katie, about earlier --

Katie: Don't worry about it. I was married several times. Seeing a guy naked is no big deal.

Brad: Well, speaking of big deals, I didn't mean to make you feel uncomfortable.

Katie: Of course you did. Such a liar. That's exactly what you wanted to do. And now you're fishing for a compliment.

Brad: Well?

Katie: Okay -- you, like some of Michelangelo’s statues, have a certain sculpted quality.

Brad: You think?

Katie: Not an inch wasted. [Laughter] This, however, is a total waste.

Brad: Oh, you're not still upset about Henry and Vienna, are you? Come on.

Katie: No, not really.

Brad: So, what's going on? What's -- what's happening with you?

Katie: I don't know. When I was at the farm yesterday and Jack walked in, I was holding this sexy thing, before he knew what it was for, he kind of looked at me like he was really happy to see me.

Brad: Well, he's a guy. Skimpy, sexy things make us smile.

Katie: Yeah, I know, but it was more than that. It was like he had something to say.

Brad: About what?

Katie: I don't know. I was too flustered to let him get it out. He would start talking, and then I would start talking, and then you walked in, and the moment was just kind of lost.

Brad: Damn. I didn't mean to throw a wet blanket on something sparking between you two.

Katie: No, you see, that's just it. I don't know if there was anything. I mean, I'm not sure if I'm making too big of a deal out of this. It's just -- I don't know though. I just have this feeling that he was going to say something important, and I can't get it out of my mind.

Brad: Okay, I don't mean to be a killjoy, but I don't think my brother, who I love very much, by the way, was going to pour his heart out to you.

Katie: Why not?

Brad: Well, think about what he does for a living. I mean, he's -- you know, guys that wear a badge, they're not really into sharing their feelings.

Katie: Well, Jack seems pretty straightforward to me.

Brad: Yeah, he's straightforward, but you know, but not if it gets too personal, you know. I just don't think he's going to be putting his heart on his sleeve any time soon. You know what they say about everybody having that one big love? Jack had his.

Katie: Oh, you think he still has a thing for Carly? That he's still stuck on her?

Brad: Like a big wad of gum.

Katie: I don't know. I have to disagree. I mean, yeah, of course, he's always going to love her. He's always going to have a place for her in his heart. They have kids together. But, Jack knows it's over for him and Carly.

Brad: Okay, will you listen to experience? All right, there was a time we were both going after Carly. The woman is in his blood. Still is.

Katie: All right, well, not after all the things she's done. And I'm not just talking about leaving with Simon.

Brad: Okay, I feel that we got to a certain place last night where we can be honest with each other, right? I just don't think my brother is going to be able to kick his Carly habit anytime soon, Katie.

Katie: You weren't here when they broke up. She did things that just crossed the line. She compromised Jack's job. She put her whole family in jeopardy. She did selfish things that are unforgivable. That's why Jack divorced her. She wanted him back, too, after that. And he didn't go back to her.

Brad: Okay, I'm not going to argue with you. You're going to see what you wanted to see. But I know what I know. You know, and Jack's -- you know, he's always going to be stuck on Carly.

Jack: And in case you thought I was ignoring your advice, I tried to call Katie.

Margo: And what happened?

Jack: Well, before I could get to a phone, Brad was calling me saying that he'd had too much to drink and they were spending the night at that inn.

Margo: So you have reason to believe that Katie was with him?

Jack: Yes, I heard her in the background. But instead of telling her that I was on the phone, he made some big point of saying, goodnight, Emma. Click. I swear sometimes he's still in the second grade.

Margo: Well, he didn't want Katie to know that was you on the phone.

Jack: Right, Margo, but why?

Margo: Because he's always been highly competitive with you, Jack. He's jealous. He thinks that there's feelings going on between you and Katie. He wants to nip it in the bud. Can you get a clue here, Detective?

Jack: Why would he be jealous, though? It's not like he and Katie get along all that well.

Margo: Well, I heard that they're getting along better.

Jack: It's got to be the competitive thing. It's got to.

Margo: Well --

Jack: He's just trying to push my buttons or something.

Margo: Why don't you talk to him, see if he can give you an answer?

Jack: Right.

Margo: Well, if you can't get an answer from your brother, I know where you can.

[Cleo lets herself into Will and Gwen’s house and goes to the bedroom to put Gwen’s clothes back. Barbara opens the door and Cleo puts on Gwen’s wig]

Barbara: Gwen? Gwen?

Margo: Call Katie.

Jack: That's it?

Margo: Mm-hmm.

Jack: I tried that.

Margo: Well, try again because she just might have the straight story on this. What is wrong with you, Jack? Never mind, don't answer that. Don't answer that. This is something that cops are notoriously bad at.

Jack: What?

Margo: Just keeping things inside.

Jack: Okay, I'm not doing this with you, Margo. It's uncomfortable at best --

Margo: Jack, you're such a great guy. You -- you're a good cop. You are a great father and partner. And when Carly left you, you just shut down. And you never dealt --- never dealt with your feelings.

Jack: You don't have to whisper, I know what those are.

Margo: Well, of course you do. I've seen you with Parker. I've seen the way that you listen to him. And you got support for him. And could use a little for yourself.

Jack: Hey, he's a kid. He needed the help.

Margo: Jack, it's the 21st century. You don't have to suffer in silence just because you're an adult male. Will you talk to somebody? Talk to a friend, get some professional help, talk about your feelings. And then maybe you won't be so tongue-tied when it comes to getting things clear with Katie.

Jack: Yeah, I guess I have been doing a dance with her, haven't I?

Margo: Yes, you have. And you know what? Dating is hard and you are out of practice.

Jack: Are you still up on the Wilcock case?

Margo: Yeah. The son needs to be questioned.

Jack: And he works in the same building as the studio where Katie tapes her show, right?

Margo: Well, yes, as a matter of fact, he does, Jack. Good luck with that.

Jack: Thank you. You're a real friend.

Brad: The valet brought the car around. You ready to go or what?

Katie: Actually, um, there's some stuff I forgot to do. So, you go ahead, I'll grab a taxi.

Brad: You sure?

Katie: Yeah. Yeah. And I promise I'll be in hair and makeup just in time.

Brad: Okay. Well, see you.

Katie: Maple syrup. Beggars can't be choosers.

Jade: Will!

Will: Good. This saves me the trouble of looking for you all over town.

Jade: I thought you raked me over the coals on the phone?

Will: Yeah, I wanted you to get the message. I don't want you sending any more phony emails to Gwen.

Jade: I didn't send anything --

Will: Or trying any other stunts. I'm not going to let you mess with her anymore. You got it?

Jade: I already told you I didn't do anything.

Will: And I told you I don't believe you.

Jade: Yeah, that's a real shame, because you and I were friends once.

Will: Do you mean before you pretended to be pregnant? Or help Adam track us down in Michigan?

Jade: Okay, you know what? I know I messed up, okay? I messed up big time. Especially when I agreed to help Adam. But I had no idea until I found you guys what a psycho he was.

Will: That's bull! You helped him torment her. The flowers, the ring --

Jade: You know, I had no idea he would physically attack her, okay? And when he did, I was the one who pulled him off. Why is it that you and Gwen choose to forgot that?

Will: Don't pat yourself on the back for trying to stop what you helped put in motion.

Jade: For God's sake, Will, I am not the one who buried Adam in the woods and left him there. I don't know why everybody’s on my case!

Will: You know damn well what happened to edam was an accident --

Jade: I've never done anything close to as bad as that -- oh, an accident? Really? And not calling 911, was that an accident, too?

Will: Jade, it's over.

Jade: Exactly. It is over. So, back off. Okay, and even if I did do something horrible to your precious little wife, which I would be justified in, I'm not going to. So, leave me alone!

Barbara: Honey, I'm sorry to barge in like this, but the door was open.

Cleo: Uh, yeah. I just -- I just got home, I must've forgotten to close it.

Barbara: No class today?

Cleo: Uh, I had a test. I finished early.

Barbara: Oh, well, I was hoping that you were home. I brought you something.

Cleo: For me?

Barbara: For you. Now, I know I promised that I was not going to interfere in your life. And believe me, this is nothing as extravagant as a trust fund. But, and please, you have to tell me if you think that I'm interfering -- but, I brought you clothes! Clothes! So, just -- here they are. I'm thinking of toying with bringing my company back up again.

Cleo: Oh, your fashion business --

Barbara: Yes, yes. And I want to attract a new, younger market. And so, I was thinking of you and so, I whipped up a couple of things. And -- I knew it. I think I'm butting in.

Cleo: Oh, no. No, I'm just surprised, that's all.

Barbara: Well, would you take a look?

Cleo: Yeah. Oh, wow!

Barbara: Do you like them?

Cleo: Oh, are you kidding? I mean, they're incredible! You're like a -- like a real fashion designer.

Barbara: Uh, yeah. I am. It's okay. You weren't around during the heyday of BRO. That was the name of my fashion house, Barbara Ryan Originals.

Cleo: These are -- these are like dresses that you would see in magazines.

Barbara: Well, I know they're a little more conservative than what you usually wear, but I thought they must be fresh enough to appeal to someone your age.

Cleo: And you really -- you really designed these while you were thinking about me? I mean, nobody's ever done anything like that before.

Barbara: Well, I remembered what you said about not having anything appropriate to wear to the commemoration.

Cleo: Commemoration?

Barbara: Yeah, and Honey, I'm not upset that you weren't able to come with Will and me to D.C., to the ceremony.

Cleo: I'm sorry about that.

Barbara: Me too. I just wish you could have been there and seen everything. When they honored Hal with the medal of valor, everyone was in tears. And believe me, no one looked at what anyone was wearing.

Cleo: Well, you know --I loved Hal so much. And he was Will's dad. And that medal of valor was really important. I just wish that they could have honored him like that while he was still alive.

Barbara: Me too. You see, we're on the same page. So, which one do you like?

Cleo: Oh, I don't know. They're both so pretty.

Barbara: Oh, come on. I've never known you to be indecisive.

Cleo: Well, this one. I like this one.

Barbara: Then it's yours.

Cleo: Are you kidding?

Barbara: No, I'm not kidding.

Cleo: Oh, thank you so much.

Barbara: Oh, goodness. You know what? Will's going to love you in that.

Cleo: Oh, you really think so? I mean, that would awesome.

Barbara: I am so glad to see you so upbeat after everything you two have been through.

Cleo: Yeah, well, you know, I think Will and I are in a good place now. You know, I feel like we're just getting to know each other. Again, I mean.

Barbara: So things are going well?

Cleo: Super!

Barbara: Good. I hate to even bring -- have you heard from Adam?

Cleo: No, not lately.

Barbara: How can you be -- I mean, after everything that's happened? How can you be so casual? What's going on with you?

[Katie talks to herself outside Emma’s back door]

Katie: Jack, hi. Um, I know you like maple syrup, and the kids say you're the king of pancakes, so I thought I'd, you know, come over and we could talk and have some -- that's really lame. Okay, I know things were kind of weird when I was here yesterday, so I thought maybe we can clear the air. Maybe I'm just weird and he's not interested and I'm making a fool out of myself.

Sage: Katie?

Katie: Sage, hi. Well, you're looking awfully pretty today.

Sage: I was playing makeover.

Katie: Oh, yeah, like when we were at the television station, we had the makeup artist do your makeup.

Sage: Are you here to see my dad?

Katie: Is he home?

Sage: No, my aunt Emma’s watching me. But you can leave him a note.

Katie: Oh, that's very polite of you to offer. But no, thanks. It's no big deal. Um, in fact, you don't even have to tell him I was here.

Sage: Why not?

Katie: Because I was just dropping this off.

Sage: Maple syrup? For my dad?

Katie: For Emma. And you. You like pancakes, don't you?

Sage: Dad makes the best. Thanks.

Katie: Sure. Okay, then. Bye-bye.

Jack: Do you know where I can find Katie Peretti?

Brad: Shelia, I got this.

Assistant: Anytime, Mr. Snyder. Do you need anything else, Mr. Snyder.

Brad: No, no, that's it. I mean, I know that's it. Man, they're all over me. What can I say? I'm not even asking for it.

Jack: Katie?

Brad: Oh, she said she had to run an errand. She should be here any moment. Do you want me to take a message?

Jack: No, I'll leave her a note. That way I can be sure she gets it.

Brad: Do I detect an edge in your tone?

Jack: Sharp as a tack, Brad.

Brad: Come on man, you don't have to be like that.

Jack: Like what?

Brad: Well, you know how you get when things aren't going your way.

Jack: What's my way?

Brad: Do you want me to spell it out for you?

Jack: Well, that would be a feat if you actually could spell. How about we start with how you hung up the phone, you called me Emma last night!

Brad: Okay, okay, okay, you're right. I'm sorry. It was stupid. But it was the only thing I could think of in the moment to protect Katie, you know?

Jack: No. I don't know.

Brad: She needs some distance from you right now --

Jack: So, don't you think that Katie and I can come to that conclusion on our own?

Brad: Under normal circumstances, yes. But things are little bit more complicated right now.

Jack: What the hell are you talking about?

Brad: Okay, Katie and I, we were in the middle of something when you called.

Jack: In the middle of what?

Brad: You can understand if I don't give you details.

Jack: How about the gist?

Brad: Okay, I mean, if you insist. Things with me and Katie, they changed. You know, last night, we took our relationship to a whole other level.

Jade: Is there anywhere in this God-forsaken town I can go without running into you or Will?

Gwen: You saw Will today?

Jade: Yeah, don't worry. It wasn't any fun.

Gwen: Where did you see him?

Jade: I saw him in Old Town. He was reading me the riot act.

Gwen: Why? For sending me an email pretending to be my sister?

Jade: For living, for breathing, for talking and for daring to breathe the same air as you. And you know what? I'm going to tell you the same thing I told him. I'm not doing anything to you, so leave me alone.

Gwen: Guess what? You're the one who started to talk to me.

Jade: Maybe I'm tired of being everybody's scapegoat.

Gwen: I'm sorry. Well, are we finished here?

Jade: Yeah.

Gwen: Okay.

Jade: Wait, you know what? You know what? Wait a minute, we're not done. Okay, I know why you're so freaked out about some stupid piece of spam on your computer.

Gwen: Really, Jade. Why is that?

Jade: Because you're so damn guilty.

Gwen: I'm not listening to this.

Jade: You know, maybe you should. Because I'm the queen of bad moves. Maybe you should hear what I've learned from them. They come back to bite you when you least expect it.

Gwen: Is that some kind of pathetic threat?

Jade: No. I don't need to threaten you, Gwen. I don't need to do anything. In fact, I don't need to call the police, I don't need to get Adam to come back to town -- I don't have to do squat.

Gwen: Then, what are you talking about?

Jade: I think you know what I'm talking about. You put some really bad energy out there, Gwen. What goes around comes around, and I don't have anything to do with it. But you are going to pay. And you're going to pay big.

Cleo: Nothing's -- nothing's going on. Why?

Barbara: I was hesitant to even bring up Adam’s name, and yet, when I did, you didn't even bat an eye.

Cleo: Why should I?

Barbara: Honey, after everything that happened, everything that Adam and Jade did to you, Adam attacked you -- he tortured you for weeks. He let you think that you had killed him. How can you be casual with something like that?

Cleo: I'm not. I'm not casual about it at all. I just don't believe in negativity. So I've been trying to let go.

Barbara: So you're saying you're over what Adam did to you?

Cleo: No. No, not at all. I'm just trying not to think about it. And I figure that if I act like it doesn't hurt, then maybe it won’t.

Barbara: Gwen, I'm really sorry. I have opened a wound here.

Cleo: No. It's fine. You don't need to apologize. It's good -- it's good practice for me. I just don't want to spend my life worrying about Adam and Jade.

Barbara: You mean that? And does Will feel the same way about this?

Cleo: I think it's harder for him than it is for me.

Barbara: He's very protective of you.

Cleo: You know what I think Will and I need? To just look ahead and not dwell on the past.

Barbara: Well, that's very mature.

Cleo: Well you have to grow up sometimes. Going through some of the things I've gone through. You know, learn to adapt.

Barbara: You have grown up rather fast. And I'm afraid one of the things you had to learn to adapt to was me.

Cleo: I wasn't saying that.

Barbara: No, come on. Let's not pull any punches here. I was certainly not in your corner in the beginning. And yet, you were patient. And then when Jennifer died, you were my rock. And now, you and Will have entrusted me with a secret that must have been very, very difficult for you to share. I feel like we're in this together.

Cleo: We are. We definitely are. And I meant -- I meant what I said. The past is in the past.

Barbara: I just wish we hadn't lost so much time.

Cleo: Don't you think it's more important to just move on?

Barbara: You really mean that? There's something different about you.

Cleo: Oh, I don't know. Maybe you're just seeing me in a different way.

Barbara: No, maybe this is -- this is a new you. A whole new you. And I hope Will sees it, too. Oh, my gosh. I've got to go. I have an appointment with my attorney.

Cleo: About your fashion business?

Barbara: Yes.

Cleo: I hope it's a huge success.

Barbara: Well, thank you very much. But you know there's something that I have learned and that is, there's nothing as important as family. And I just thank God that my son had the good sense to fall in love with you. And make you a part of this family.

Cleo: Wow, um, thank you. You have no idea how great that is to hear.

Brad: I mean, I just think its strange how one night can totally change things between two people. Here we were are, like one minute, totally bummed out about Henry and Vienna, and the next --

Jack: Can you get the point please?

Brad: Well, you know, I guess it all changed when I just happened to be, naked in front of her. Look, I didn't plan on it, but when it did happen --

Jack: Whoa, whoa -- you were naked? With Katie?

Brad: Yeah, Brother. I mean, you know, and that's -- well, the long and -- well, that's the long of it. But apparently, she liked what she saw.

Katie: I'm sorry. Excuse me? What exactly was it that I liked?

[Jade is on the cell phone]

Jade: Cleo! You were supposed to meet me at the bus station 20 minutes ago! Get your butt down here right now, or else you're going to miss the bus. Oh, great. I didn't think this day could get any worse.

Barbara: Jade? Jade! I guess you didn't hear me calling you.

Jade: No, I just didn't think we had anything to say to each other.

Barbara: Well, I can understand your not wanting to speak to me. Our last encounter was so pleasant.

Jade: That's on you.

Barbara: Okay, I will level with you. I'm not going to apologize for anything that I had to say to you before. I understand that you're having some difficulty at home, some personal problems.

Jade: You're talking about Lily? What does that have to do with anything?

Barbara: Just this. I understand that your family is trying to deal with a lot of things and I don't want to add to your burden. So, I suggest that we call it truce and be civil to each other whenever our paths cross.

Jade: Are you serious?

Barbara: Listen, I'm not going to stand here and argue with you and try to convince you that I've turned over a new leaf. But I have.

Jade: Thanks to who?

Barbara: Whom. My daughter-in-law, if you must know.

Jade: Gwen?

Barbara: Yes, Gwen. She finally made me realize that I just can't get stuck in the past. And she must have done some serious soul searching because talking to her now is like talking to a whole new person.

Jade: Wait, you saw Gwen just now?

Barbara: Yes. We had a lovely chat over at her house. So, to a better future for all of us.

[Barbara leaves]

Jade: Oh, my God. Cleo!

Cleo: Oh, my God! Jade's going to skin me alive.

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

Katie: Just tell me what's going on and I'll go.

Casey: I know that I made a mess of my parents' lives. So please, don't let me do it to you, too.

Jade: Uh, Gwen. Wait up.

Gwen: Why?

Jade: You can't go home yet.

Cleo: Hey.

Will: Hey.

Cleo: I'm glad you're home.

Will: Me too.

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