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As The World Turns Transcript Thursday 10/25/07
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Proofread By Emma
Will: What's wrong?
Gwen: No -- I don't know.
Will: Gwen, tell me.
Gwen: It's -- no.
Gwen: It's nothing. It's just like a -- it's just like a little cramp or something.
Will: Okay, you're in pain?
Gwen: No. It's just more like something's not quite right. I'm just gonna sit down for a second. Everything's going to be fine.
Will: Okay, sure. Here. Should I call the doctor?
Gwen: No, no, no, no. No, it's okay. Please, please, don't do this to us, please --
Will: I'm sorry, Gwen. I'm so sorry.
Gwen: You better call the doctor.
Barbara: You won't get a nice fat tip with attitude like that, Missy.
Alison: So, what do you want?
Barbara: To thank you.
Alison: Yeah, right. You made a special trip down here just to tell me that?
Barbara: Look, it's not easy being nice to someone that I've been --
Alison: Mean to?
Barbara: This is not my best event. So cut me a little slack, all right?
Alison: Okay. Nice to see you. Would you care for some coffee this evening?
Barbara: I just had a phone call with my son, Will. Who is sounding happier than I've heard in a very long time. And I have you to thank for that.
Alison: I was happy to do that for them. They'll be wonderful parents.
Barbara: And after everything they've been through, they finally deserve to be happy.
Will: Bob's calling Dr. Akido, they're going to meet us at the hospital. Okay?
Gwen: You were so happy.
Will: Gwen, I have you. That's all that really matters. Come on.
Gwen: We both know that's not true.
Alison: So -- I guess this means we have to be polite to each other now.
Barbara: You donít. I do.
Alison: You know, if you look at this the right way, we're actually going to be kind of related. Bet that just makes your day.
Barbara: Oh, Alison, you know, right at this very moment, my two sons are very happy with wonderful women and not even you can spoil my mood.
Alison: Good. You know, I was with Gwen and Will earlier, so I'm in a pretty good mood myself. How about a doughnut on the house?
Barbara: A doughnut?
Alison: Live a little.
[Cell phone rings]
Barbara: Hi, Sweetie. I'll be right there.
Alison: It's jelly, so you may need -- what?
Barbara: That was Will. He and Gwen are on their way to the hospital.
Alison: No. What happened?
Barbara: I don't know, but I don't think its good news. Damn, I'm sorry --
Alison: Please, just don't worry about that, just go, okay? I'm so sorry.
Barbara: Thank you. Thank you. I'll call you.
Barbara: Alison? Do you want to come with me?
[Alison leaves with Barbara]
Emily: Lily's in Dusty's room?
Holden: In Dusty's bed.
Emily: And you're down here?
Emily: Well, if Lily's in Dusty's bed -- where's Dusty?
[Dusty writes Lily a note]
Dusty: I'll be right down the hall if you need me. Talk to me first thing in the morning, before you do anything else. Dusty.
Emily: Something's really wrong, isn't it? This isn't like you.
Holden: Emily, I told you. Don't ask.
Emily: Yeah, but you and Lily -- I'm sorry. This is none of my business. I'm sorry.
Holden: Right. Welcome home.
Lily: Holden -- no, stay -- Holden!
[Lily wakes up]
Lily: He was here.
Dusty: Hitting the bar is a great idea. It'll fix everything.
Holden: That's just what I want. More advice from you.
Dusty: You don't know what's going on. You don't know why Lily was here.
Emily: You know what? Maybe I should go. Sounds to me like you've got some explaining to do.
Dusty: So you're back.
Emily: As always, a firm grasp of the obvious. But really, I should go. Clearly, you two have a lot to talk about.
Holden: Actually, you're wrong, Emily. He and I have nothing to say to each other. Maybe you ought to fill her in on all the fun things you've been doing since she was gone.
Emily: You've got that man's wife in your bed and he's downright snippy.
Dusty: You think this is all pretty funny?
Emily: No. No, I don't think it's funny. I may never have claimed to be the most perceptive woman in the world, but that man seems to be in an awful lot of pain. And no, I don't think that's funny.
Lily: Room 201, please.
Dusty: Hey. Hey. Talk to me.
Emily: Sure you have time? Seem to be very busy tonight.
Dusty: Yeah, Lily and Holden are having a real rough time. Luke had an accident. He's paralyzed.
Emily: Oh, my God.
Dusty: Lily had too much to drink. She's up in my room sleeping it off. And Holden can't see things for what they are.
Emily: So how do you see it? Dusty Donovan takes yet another needy person under his wing? Can I ask you something? Does that ever work out for you?
Dusty: No. Nope.
Emily: You know what? After everything we've been through --and I mean everything. I still think you mean well.
Dusty: Lily is one of my oldest friends. And she's in a world of pain. And I'd say, it's my fault.
Lisa: Oh, hi there.
Lisa: Just the one I wanted to see. Did you cancel that meeting tomorrow with the flat screen people?
Lisa: The -- you know, the company that's going to -- they want to install the plasma television in all of our -- is this boring to you?
Lily: Oh, I'm sorry. I'm sorry. I'm so sorry. Is -- have you seen Holden?
Lisa: Yeah. Well, I didn't talk with him. I just glimpsed at him just for a second. He was in the lounge with Dusty.
Lily: He was with Dusty? When was this?
Lisa: Oh Honey, I don't know. I mean, I didn't check my watch. 10, 15 minutes ago. What's going on?
Lily: Oh -- oh boy. Oh, I don't think I want to know. This night is getting better and better. Just better and better.
Lisa: Okay. All right, all right, all right. I don't want to say this, but are you sick?
Lily: I don't feel well. I don't -- well, that's what happens when you drink a bottle of wine almost by yourself.
Lisa: You did not.
Lily: I did. I know.
Lisa: I can't believe that. It's not like you.
Lily: I know it's not like me, but so many things these days aren't the way they're supposed to be. I guess I'm not either.
Lisa: You and Holden going through a rough patch, is that it?
Lily: Rough patch?
Lily: You could say that.
Lisa: Look, I'm not going to stand here and tell you that every marriage has its ups and downs, because certainly you of all people know that better than anyone. But you can also ride through it, and you know that.
Lily: I don't know. I used to think that Holden and I had what it took to get through anything. Looks like we're not invincible after all.
Lisa: Now, that is not you talking. That is your headache talking. And what you do for this -- you need to go right now and get two extra strong aspirin and a glass of cool water. Sit down with the man you love and talk to him. And tell him you're sorry if you must. In fact, say it twice.
Lily: Yes, Ma'am. I'm on my way. Thank you.
Emily: Some unasked-for advice -- let Lily and Holden deal with Lily and Holden. And consider the possibility that Lily might not be an innocent victim in all of this.
Dusty: Look what I do to the people I care about.
Emily: Dusty, Lily is not your problem.
Dusty: I'm not talking about her.
Dusty: I've been wanting to tell you how sorry I am.
Emily: Okay, water under the bridge. Over, okay? No biggie.
Dusty: No biggie? Yeah, it was.
Emily: All right, new rules, okay? If you insist on talking about our past, you go right ahead. But not seriously.
Lily: Is Luke around?
Holden: He's asleep.
Lily: Good. You were there tonight, right?
Lily: I had this dream, and then I realized that it was real. That you were there. Look, I did not sleep with Dusty. You know that I wouldn't do that.
Holden: I know that.
Lily: Oh, thank God.
Holden: I also know that it doesn't really matter one way or the other.
Dusty: No biggie, huh? Not the reaction I expected. So, you left town because --
Emily: Yeah, that wonderful video of you and my sister. I overreacted a little, I guess.
Dusty: No, I don't think so. I told you, you could trust me.
Emily: But hey, things happen.
Dusty: I betrayed you.
Emily: It's okay, okay? I'm not dying inside. Scout's honor.
Dusty: Emily, what happened to you while you were gone?
Bob: Hello, Barbara. Come in, Will.
Dr. Akido: I'm afraid that Gwen was right. None of the eggs we implanted took. I'm sorry.
Gwen: That's okay. I mean, it's disappointing. But we knew -- we knew it could happen. We just have to try again.
Alison: You want anything? Some coffee? A bottle of water --
Barbara: No. No, thank you.
Alison: I guess you were right.
Barbara: About what?
Alison: Well, it's obviously bad news. So, maybe I shouldn't have been the donor.
Barbara: We don't know what happened, Alison.
Alison: I tried to help. I really did try.
Dr. Akido: I have another patient. Should I come back and talk to them?
Bob: Maybe it would be easier if I talked to them.
Dr. Akido: Okay.
Gwen: Hi. That really means a lot. It means she cares. Maybe she'll even be willing to try again.
Gwen: Or you know, if it's a problem with her eggs, we can just try to find another donor. You know, Dr. Akido said it might take a few tries.
Bob: Gwen, there's something I have to tell you. Dr. Akido just informed me that the problem was not the eggs. Unfortunately, even with supplemental hormones, your body is just not capable of sustaining a pregnancy. I'm sorry.
Gwen: So, you're saying, never? I can never have children?
Emily: What happened to me? Well, I spent time with Daniel. And that was wonderful.
Dusty: That's great.
Emily: And then when Daniel had to go back to school, I decided -- well, I decided not to come back to Oakdale. I went to Paris.
Dusty: You've got your smile back.
Emily: Yeah. And I don't intend to lose it again.
Dusty: Emily, I promise -- I will never hurt you again.
Emily: You know what? You're right.
Lily: I was upset over our run-in at the diner. I didn't eat anything. I had a glass of wine. And you're mad. And I'm explaining myself, again. Been there, done that.
Holden: I'm not mad anymore.
Lily: And that's not good, is it?
Holden: No, it's not.
Lily: You can't understand, Holden, you pushed me away. I didn't want to be alone.
Holden: Lily, I didn't push you away. You walked.
Lily: Holden, come on. You said --
Holden: I'm not just talking about tonight.
Lily: Oh, right. My litany of mistakes. I forgot.
Holden: Look, I didn't think that you knew Colonel Mayer was as dangerous as he was. What you didn't tell me, is what you did know.
Lily: Holden, you said that I couldn't get involved.
Holden: Lily, it's like -- you know you keep secrets. I don't know why you do it. The company, Craig, Dusty, Mayer. It's like you have this life going on in your head and it's more interesting to you than me and our children.
Lily: I don't think that's true.
Holden: Well, I do. And it's a real problem.
Dusty: You're still mad at me?
Dusty: I don't blame you.
Emily: No. You know what, Dusty. I'm tired of the blame. I'm tired of the drama. You and my sister woke up in the middle of the night and did what people have been doing for thousands of years.
Dusty: Your sister's not happy about it, either.
Emily: So, I'll tell her what I'm telling you. Get over it. I did.
Will: Thank you for telling us.
Bob: Gwen, I want you to promise me that you'll take care of yourself. Listen to me. I know how difficult this is for you, emotionally. And you've been through a lot, physically, too. Really, too much. And I want to make sure that you can recuperate from this. So, I want you to see your ob-gyn once a week. Understood? Okay. I'll leave you two. I'm very sorry.
Barbara: You look awful.
Bob: Those poor kids.
Barbara: I just don't think they should try again. I just think it's too soon. They can't try again, can they?
[Alison and Barbara goes into Gwenís room]
Alison: Hey. I'm not going to stay. I just -- I want you to know that I'm here, and I'm ready whenever you are, okay? Gwen, I'm sorry. I'm so sorry.
Will: We just found out that we can't do this again. It's not an option.
Barbara: Alison, maybe this isn't a good time.
Alison: I'm going. I'm sorry, Guys. I'm sorry, Gwen.
[Alison goes in the hallway and bumps into someone]
Alison: Sorry, sorry --
Chris: You know what they say about talking to yourself, don't you?
Alison: Chris! When did you get back?
Emily: I get it. I get it, you're having a hard time believing me. I mean, I've never been a girl famous for my ability to get over things.
Dusty: You're acting so --
Emily: Well, like I'm faking it? Like I'm covering a broken heart --
Dusty: Yeah, something like that.
Emily: No, this is the real me. I swear. I think it's just going to take you some time to see that. But sometime, somewhere in Europe, it hit me, Dusty. I'm not that sad woman who left here.
Dusty: I hope that's true. And I hope that --
Emily: Dusty. I'm sorry before -- before you say another word, maybe I should put all my cards out on the table.
Lily: You talk like I'm hurting you on purpose.
Holden: No, I don't think I register that much with you.
Lily: Oh, Holden -- please.
Holden: Lily, I don't like saying that, but it's like we have these parallel lives. You're over there, I'm over here. We talk and talk and talk, but we don't connect.
Lily: "We?" You say we, but you mean me.
Holden: Yes. Its like -- what we had used to be good enough for us. But now it's not good enough for you.
Lily: But you know, I feel like -- I feel like that I'm always trying to measure up. And I'm always failing you.
Holden: It was always pretty simple for me. All I wanted was for you to want to be with me and share things with me. And you donít.
Lily: How can you say that?
Holden: I saw you tonight with Dusty at the diner.
Lily: I didnít even know he was there!
Holden: It doesn't matter. I saw you talking to him.
Lily: Well, then you saw him listening. To me. He listening -- he listens to me.
Holden: Oh, and I don't? What does that tell you? You know what? Can you give me one good reason why you think we should stay together? Just one.
Lily: Stating the obvious, I think we could stay together for our children's sake.
Holden: They know that we're in trouble.
Lily: We can show them what it's like to stick it out. To get through a bad time.
Holden: We've been through the bad times. I've tried to stick it out. Nothing ever changes.
Lily: You mean, I don't change.
Holden: I don't know what else to do. But- our life together, our children. It just doesnít seem to be enough for you. You just seem unhappy.
Lily: What about Luke? He needs me.
Holden: You see that? I just said that you were unhappy. You didn't say no. You didn't say you wanted to be with me. You said, what about Luke? It's like we have all these obligations. But not to each other.
Lily: So, I say the wrong thing at the wrong time, and you just -- you just give up? On our marriage. On me.
Holden: Every time I try to help you, it just never works. I think maybe it's time that we accept the things that we can't change. I think that we should separate.
Emily: I want my job at the paper back, Dusty.
Emily: But that's all I want from you.
Dusty: I see.
Dusty: You don't even want to talk about --
Emily: No. No. I'm sorry if that sounds one-sided to you, but that's my decision and I'm sticking to it.
Emily: Hey, we both know I was no prize. Sol if what you're really feeling is a huge surge of relief, it's okay.
Dusty: No, Emily. That's not what I'm feeling.
Alison: What are you doing here? How long are you staying? When did you get back?
Chris: Nothing. I think so. And, today. So, what are you doing here so late?
Alison: Oh, my -- my friends just got terrible news, and then I, of course, barged in and said the wrong thing, so I was just going to get out of here.
Chris: Well, I just found out my dad's on duty. I'm not going to be able to talk to him. So, let me get you out of here.
Alison: Oh, no, you don't have to do that.
Chris: You're obviously upset. And hospitals late at night, not a place that lifts your spirits.
Alison: Yeah. No, no, no, no, no. You should go see your mom. Don't waste your time on me.
Chris: "Waste time?" We were almost married once back in the day. Let me buy you a drink at least.
Alison: Well, I would like to hear what you've been up to.
Chris: Don't be too sure about that.
Barbara: Gwen, do you want to go home, Honey?
Will: Mom, I'm not sure --
Barbara: I'm going to go talk to Bob and see if she can go. She wants to go home.
Gwen: You know, she's right. I hate it here.
Will: Mom's on it.
Gwen: You know, there's nothing I can do, right? I mean, you know that --
Will: Hey --
Gwen: Because I just sat there and I let it happen.
Will: It's okay. It's okay.
Gwen: You know more than anything in the world, I wanted your baby, right? More than anything. You know that can't happen anymore.
Lily: I drive all the way out here to tell you that nothing happened. And you end the marriage?
Holden: I didn't end it. I just said it out loud.
Lily: If I say something to you, will you at least think about it?
Lily: After all those months that I was in the hospital and I finally woke up --
Lily: I know how hard that time was for you. I know how much you did for the children.
Lily: I just wonder, if there's a part of you --after going through all of that -- if you ever allowed yourself to need me again. Like you did before that.
Holden: I don't think I did that.
Lily: I didn't think I was leaving you out. It just seems like we always end up at the same place.
Holden: I don't think that you talk to me. And you don't think I listen.
Lily: Maybe you're right. How the hell did we get here?
Alison: Why are you being so nice to me?
Chris: Why shouldn't I be?
Alison: We didn't exactly end up in a good place.
Chris: We never ended up getting married, which was a good place, I think for both of us. So, I'll buy you a drink to celebrate misery averted.
Alison: You don't seem miserable now. Things must be going well.
[Dusty and Emily come into the room]
Dusty: You've been waiting for you to come back --
Emily: Dusty. Things have changed. I've changed. Alison?
Emily: Oh, Honey, come here. Give me a hug.
Alison: You -- it's okay?
Emily: Of course it's okay. It's more than okay.
Alison: I'm so sorry.
Emily: Oh, stop it. Okay? We don't ever need to talk about it, okay? It's the past. What do you say we order something to eat and then sit down and we talk until we can't keep our eyes open?
Alison: Great. Oh, look who I bumped into. Do you mind if Chris joins us?
Emily: Fine. I guess its fine.
Emily: You asked what happened to me while I was gone? He did.
Lily: We have to do this tonight? Right now?
Holden: I think its best.
Lily: For who? For Luke? What about our other children?
Holden: You know what, we're pretty settled here. So, why don't you stay at the house, and I'll just stay here?
Lily: What about -- what about the baby? What about Ethan?
Holden: Well, right now, he's down for the night. Lily, look I'm not trying to take you away from the kids. But, maybe tomorrow, we can arrange a schedule or something.
Lily: A schedule! What are you talking about, a schedule? We're talking about our children!
Holden: Yeah, I can tell how concerned you were about them. When you were passed out in Dusty's bed.
Lily: I'll make sure you never, ever, forget that you just said that to me.
Holden: Good, maybe it won't happen again.
Alison: So, the two of you showing up here on the same night, it's not a coincidence.
Emily: No, no. The coincidence was in Paris. I was telling Dusty earlier, that when Daniel went back to boarding school, I decided to go Paris. And I was sitting at the Deux Magots having a beautiful lunch and behind was this American, totally butchering the French language.
Chris: Excuse me? My French is impeccable.
Alison: I thought you were in Africa.
Chris: I was, but they evacuated the refugee camp where I was working -- so, I went to Paris for a little R and R. That waiter knew exactly what I was saying.
Emily: Honey, please, if it wasn't for me, you would have been having lima beans and orange soda.
Chris: That's what I wanted.
Alison: It seems like you guys had a great time.
Emily: Oh, we did. Oh, and we didn't want it to end, so we decided it didn't have to.
Will: Are you going to be able to get some sleep?
Gwen: No. Will, I just need to be alone for a little bit, okay?
Will: Yeah, okay. I'll be right out here.
Gwen: Okay. Thanks.
Will: I don't know what to do for her, Mom.
Barbara: Just be here for her. It's all you can do.
Dusty: Chris, great seeing you. Alison -- hey, a bottle of your best champagne for my friends. Put it on my tab.
Chris: So, what's his problem?
Lily: You don't have to go out of your way to hurt me. Because this is painful enough already.
Holden: I'm not trying to hurt you. I've been trying to reach out to you. Because I love you.
Lily: I love you too. So why are we doing this?
Holden: Because I can't be with a wife who's only partly there. I don't know what else to do.
Lily: I can't listen to this. I canít. Just -- just tell Luke that I'll see him tomorrow.
Holden: I will.
Barbara: She's going to need you right now. So, I am here to support you, for you.
Will: Thanks Mom.
Barbara: She's been through so much. First the miscarriage --
Will: Yeah, I know. I'm scared. She wanted this so much and I did too.
Barbara: Honey, I'm going to do everything in my power to make sure that you have a family that you want. Someday, but right now --
Will: I hate now.
Barbara: It's a good thing it doesn't last.
Gwen: Is your mom gone?
Will: Yeah. Want me to get you something?
Gwen: No. I want you to take me somewhere.
Lily: We meet again.
Dusty: What are you doing here?
Lily: I don't want talk about me. Let's talk about you.
Dusty: Have a seat.
Lily: Thank you.
Dusty: So, big news.
Dusty: Emily came home today.
Lily: Emily came home today and you're here, alone, in a diner, this late?
Dusty: Well, we ran out of things to talk about.
Dusty: No, not really. I had stuff to say, but she didn't want to hear it.
Lily: Oh, well maybe she just needs a little time. Ease here way back into town.
Dusty: No, time's not going to do it. She didn't come home alone. She brought Chris Hughes with her.
Alison: What makes you think there's something wrong with Dusty?
Chris: I know he's never been what you call chatty, but it seems like he can't even stand to be in the same room with us.
Alison: Well, he's probably surprised about you guys being -- you guys.
Emily: You know what, I -- I can see why, right? I still am.
Alison: So, this all happened pretty fast, huh?
Emily: Yeah, yeah. But, you know what, I guess things like that happen in Paris all the time.
Alison: But you're in Oakdale now.
Chris: Yeah. But it still kind of feels like Paris.
Lily: Oh Dusty, I'm sorry. Did you think that you and Emily still had a chance?
Dusty: Who cares?
Lily: No? You don't care?
Dusty: No. What are you doing here? You're supposed to be sleeping.
Lily: I remembered that Holden came by your room.
Dusty: I tried to talk to him.
Lily: So did I.
Dusty: How'd it go?
Lily: Not well. I think this time its over.
Alison: Well, I think I'm going to get going.
Emily: What -- you're not -- you're not staying?
Alison: I have to tell you, I'm having a strong feeling of third wheeliness right now, so --
Emily: Why would you say that?
Bartender: Ms. Stewart? Dr. Hughes? The front desk just alerted me that your luggage is in your suite, but you will have to sign in at the front desk.
Alison: That could be why.
Chris: I'll go check in.
Emily: Thanks. I really wish you would stay, we have so much to catch up about.
Alison: I had a really horrible night and you're having such a great one. So, why don't we keep it that way? Call me tomorrow.
Emily: Okay, okay, first thing. Well, maybe not first thing.
[Gwen and Will are at the grave of Gwenís baby]
Gwen: This is the only one of my babies I ever heard cry. I was too stupid to take care of myself when I was pregnant. I was too stupid to even look at him when they took him away.
Will: Gwen, we can grieve but that doesn't mean you blame yourself.
Gwen: Maybe it's easier -- than saying it's not fair.
Will: It isn't fair.
Dusty: I'll talk to Holden tomorrow for you.
Lily: No, no. It's one of the things that Holden and I agree upon. This isn't about you. Our problems are between us.
Dusty: I think you should go home. Just tell him you love him.
Lily: No, no. I'm not the person my husband wants me to be. And to tell the truth, I'm really tired of trying to measuring up. I'm just tired. I'm just tired.
[Holden holds baby Ethan]
Holden: It's okay, it's going to be fine -- you know it's not fine, don't you? You miss her. Me too.
On the next As the World Turns.
Gwen: Let's call your mom and tell her we'll adopt.
Katie: And loving you and not being able to be with you is what's killing me. I can't stay married to you anymore, not like this.
Carly: Any woman that would let you go has got to be the biggest fool in the world.
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