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As The World Turns Transcript Wednesday 12/5/07

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Dusty: You know, we could always eat breakfast in the lounge, if you're not ashamed to be seen with me.

Lily: Well -- well, then we'd have to put on our clothes. See, this way, we're ready for anything.

Dusty: Is that a hint?

Lily: I'll put the "Do not disturb" sign on the door. Why are you letting that bother you?

Dusty: Emily gives "The Intruder" some dumb piece on Evan Walsh and his new medical research project. This guy does not belong in this paper. He doesn’t. Emily knows it.

Lily: You wouldn't let her quit. She's punishing you.

Dusty: Yeah. She's doing her boyfriend's dirty work.

Lily: Who you calling? Who you calling?

Dusty: Emily. This stops today.

[Phone ringing]

Chris: Who is it?

Emily: Dusty. I'm sure he's been up all night, fuming over this article.

Chris: Is this going to make trouble for you?

Emily: What's he going to do? Fire me?

Chris: Well, I love you. For doing this, I mean.

Emily: Oh.

Evan: I love you.

Emily: Oh my God, it's an epidemic.

Chris: Hey, Walsh, get your own girl. All right?

Evan: Hey, find me another woman who can write an article that gets me lab space, and I'm on it.

Emily: Whoa, whoa, whoa. Back up. You don't have your space yet.

Evan: What? You think this will make your dad change his mind?

Chris: What choice does he have? When the board sees this, they'll put even more pressure on him to put this project in the hospital.

Evan: Okay, well, let's hope they move fast.

Chris: I'm not going to let you lose your funding. We'll have your space before the deadline. What's up?

Emily: You've had other offers, haven't you?

Evan: Yeah. A couple of major universities are begging me to bring the project to them.

Chris: Evan, I have gone to bat for you. We both have. And now you're going to walk?

Evan: I don't want to. But if Memorial isn't going to step up, I've got to go someplace else. Sorry, Man. Clock's ticking.

Chris: There's got to be a way to get around my father.

Kim: Well, Honey, what a great surprise! Or maybe not. What's wrong?

Bob: This.

Kim: Oh. Oh, Christopher. What have you done? I guess you can't blame him.

Bob: Oh yes, I can.

Kim: Well, I mean, he didn't write the article.

Bob: Well, he didn't stop his girlfriend from writing it. No, this is an attempted end run around me.

Kim: Honey, I mean, you're angry. And you should be.

Bob: You know, I handpicked him as my successor some day. I went to the board and I told them this is the man to take us into the future. Well, I guess I was wrong. I mean, first, he alienates Dusty Donovan, we almost lose millions in funding and now this.

Kim: Right. Honey, you're just going to have to talk to him. But, please -- I don't want you to get all upset and aggravated. And besides, this is -- this is the first time Chris has been home for Christmas in I don't know how many years. And I don't want to have a family crisis during the holidays.

Bob: He's got to answer for this.

Kim: Well, okay. And you just wait, because I'm going to go get my purse and go with you. Be right back.

Dusty: She's not picking up.

Lily: Well, then stop calling her.

Dusty: She's my partner, it's a workday, and she's letting her feelings get in the way of business.

Lily: Isn't that what you're doing?

Dusty: Nope. It's not personal for me.

Lily: Oh, come on. Please, let's call it what it is. You're not angry at a business partner. You're furious at an ex-girlfriend.

Henry: Can I get you anything else?

Brad: Some more eggs. Scrambled with some cheese. I need the protein. That will help with -- you know.

Henry: What does she know? What do you know?

Katie: Can we get those eggs to go?

Henry: Uh, Katie, what's going on?

Brad: Come on, Katie, you might as well tell him. If we're going to be parents, everyone is going to find out anyway.

Vienna: So the two of you are making a baby? That's wonderful!

Henry: No, this -- whoa, Katie, no. What do you mean about "Baby?" I thought you came to your senses on that.

Brad: Just call me Papa.

Vienna: So, the two of you spent the night together?

Katie: No, no. No, I'm getting pregnant by artificial insemination. Brad's my donor.

Henry: And when -- when is this happening?

Katie: We're getting started this morning. We're on our way to the hospital now.

Henry: You're going -- you're going to the hospital to make a baby? The two of you?

Vienna: Well, you already know that I think this is wonderful. You've been waiting for so long for this and now you're finally making your dream come true.

Henry: I need a martini.

Vienna: But no, the hospital seems such -- like a bother. Why don't you just sleep together?

Brad: I agree. We should.

Vienna: Yeah.

[Cell phone rings]

Jack: Snyder.

Henry: Where are you?

Jack: Henry? Is that you?

Henry: Listen, wherever you are, you need to get over to Al's right away, okay?

Jack: I'm still at the farm. I just put the kids on the bus. What is going on?

Henry: Katie's gone off the deep end. You've got to save her, Jack.

Katie: No sex. If we're getting pregnant, we're doing it my way.

Brad: I'm just joking. All right? Just relax. I'll go pay the check.

Katie: I'll meet you outside.

Henry: This is messed up, Bubbles -- you're in love with Jack --

Katie: I was going to tell you --

Henry: You're -- you're in love with Jack.

Katie: Well, I can't be with Jack anymore.

Henry: You could, if you would stop being so stubborn.

Katie: It's not going to happen. It's over.

Henry: So you mend your broken heart by getting pregnant with Brad?

Katie: Well, who knows if I'm going to meet another guy or if he'll be the right guy. Or if he'll even want kids?

Henry: But Brad? Katie, Brad -- the guy is a goofball.

Katie: Well, he offered to help me and I'm grateful. And I know he takes this just as seriously as I do. Okay?

Henry: Okay.

Brad: Wait, Katie, I've been thinking -- I've been thinking. This could be a great bit for the show. We can have the camera following me around for the whole -- you know, insemination thing. We could call it, "Brad's a stud week!" Get it? It's brilliant.

Desk clerk: Dr. Hughes is having breakfast in the lounge.

Kim: Thank you.

Desk clerk: You're welcome.

Kim: What do you want to bet Emily's with him? Let's go.

Bob: Kim --

Kim: What? Okay, all right, you want to talk to Chris alone. Right, right. This is business.

Bob: You're right. This is business. And I don't need a referee.

Kim: Yeah, but you're going to yell at him. And then he's going to dig himself in. Of course, if I were there -- all right. But you can tell if he walks out on you, I'm out here waiting for him.

Bob: I'll do that.

Kim: You know what? At least he could give me a last hug on his way out of town. Right? I love you.

Bob: I love you, too. Good morning. Emily, Chris.

Emily: Good morning.

Bob: May I join you?

Emily: You know what, I was actually going to make some phone calls, so I'll leave the two of you alone.

Chris: Okay. You didn't like the article.

Bob: When you couldn't get what you wanted by talking to me, so you -- you got out the big gun. Public opinion. And you got your girlfriend to pull the trigger.

Chris: I don't tell Emily what to write. But when I read it, I was glad she wrote it. And if you're ticked off --

Bob: Listen, listen, you wanted to humiliate me, you succeeded.

Chris: That's -- I didn't mean to do that, Dad.

Bob: Well, that's good to hear, at least. Now I've got to get to work and deal with the fallout.

Chris: And maybe rethink some things? You should look at this objectively. This project will put Memorial on the map. And now the public is fighting for it, I think you should be, too.

Emily: Thank you.

Desk clerk: You're welcome.

Kim: Emily.

Emily: Hi, Kim.

Kim: I appreciate that you allowed Bob to at least have a private conversation with Chris.

Emily: At least?

Kim: Come on, Emily, you and I both know that you've done everything in your power to tear my family apart.

Emily: That -- that's not even close.

Kim: You had to know that this article was going to cause problems between Chris and Bob.

Emily: No, no, the problem is that you and your husband treat Chris like a child.

Kim: And what are you doing? How are you treating him? You wrote this article to save Chris from his mean daddy?

Emily: No, that's not what I was doing. Now, if you read the article --

Kim: You know something? Do you really think I don't know the kind of death and suffering that Chris saw in Darfur? The lives that were saved because of his skill and his ingenuity? Do you really think I don't know my own son?

Emily: I think you don't know how much this project means to your son.

Kim: There will be other projects. This will not be one of them.

Emily: How can you be so sure of that?

Kim: Because Bob is sure. And that's what counts. It is his responsibility. He has decades of experience. Chris has very little and you have absolutely none. And the two of you should respect that.

Emily: Why won't Bob give this project a chance?

Kim: Because he knows how fickle the board is. He knows it's going to take years before the hospital gains any kind of financial benefit from supporting this research thing. And during those years, the hospital will be literally hemorrhaging money in order to support it. You know who's going to get blamed for that? Christopher --

Emily: So let me -- why doesn't Bob lay those facts out to his grown son instead of constantly shutting him out?

Kim: He does not --

Emily: He does do it. You've seen it, I've seen it. It's Bob's way or the highway. No arguments. No explanations. How does your son supposed -- how's Chris supposed to respond to that?

Kim: What exactly are you getting out of this?

Emily: I am just supporting Chris.

Kim: You want to marry him? Is that -- is that what you want?

Emily: No, Kim, I am not looking into marriage.

Kim: Or maybe you're just using him until something better comes along.

Dusty: So, we're not going back to bed?

Lily: Another time. When you can concentrate. You know, if you're in love with Emily, just say so.

Dusty: I hurt Emily when she found out about Alison and me.

Lily: You should have been the one to tell her, Dusty.

Dusty: Yeah. So I don't know what I feel for Emily, but I do know that "The Intruder" is good for her. You know, when she works, it got her through a lot of tough times.

Lily: But if she wants out --

Dusty: I want her to stay with the job until she figures out what she wants.

Lily: She knows what she wants. And who. You should just let her go, Dusty. Just let her go.

Katie: This may take a while, you know. More than once, I mean. To get pregnant. I mean, even when people do it the regular way, sometimes they have to --

Brad: Keep at it?

Katie: Right. So, if it doesn't take the first time, will you do it again? I mean --

Brad: Katie -- will you -- just chill, okay? Look, I'm going to get the baby cooking, don't you worry.

Nurse #1: When your specimen's ready, let us know. Room three.

Katie: Have fun.

Brad: Oh, this is so sad. I mean, am I really supposed to do this alone? Come on!

Katie: Well, I think they have things in the rooms -- you know, to help.

Brad: What kind of things? Pictures of naked ladies?

Katie: Yeah.

Brad: What?

Katie: Maybe. I don't know. Yeah, go, you'll be fine.

Nurse #1: Almost forgot.

Katie: There you go. Visual aids.

Brad: I've already read these. If I was looking at a real woman -- are you sure you don't want to come with me? Please?

Vienna: Where did you go without your coat?

Henry: Outside.

Vienna: Why?

Henry: To have a cigarette.

Vienna: Well, you don't smoke.

Henry: I needed some air.

Vienna: Well, you hate the cold.

Henry: I -- I made a phone call, okay? And before you ask who I was calling, let's remember its Christmas time. And I'm sure you want your presents to be a surprise, yeah?

Vienna: Who did you call? And what are you up to?

Henry: It's a secret, Baby. Come on.

Vienna: Well, I know a secret. I know what happens when I do this.

Henry: Yeah, I do enjoy that.

Vienna: Now you a have choice. I can stop doing this or --

Henry: Oh, okay, okay, okay! I called Jack to tell him that Katie was trying to have a baby with Brad.

Vienna: Why?

Henry: Because she loves Jack, all right? And if she gets pregnant with Brad's baby, then --

Vienna: Then she would have been happy, Henry. You should have let her be happy!

Katie: I am not going with you. The whole reason we're doing what we're doing the way we're doing it is so I'm not with you, right?

Brad: But what if I need inspiration?

Katie: Think of all the girls you've loved before.

Brad: Katie, fantasizing about other women while we're making a baby is just wrong.

Katie: But you said you wanted to help me.

Brad: Okay, okay. Hey, you know what, when the baby comes out looking like Miss Plaything of 2005, don't blame me.

[Katie goes back out to the waiting room]

Katie: Jack? Hi. You here on police business?

Jack: Daddy business.

Katie: Oh, are one of the kids sick?

Jack: No, I heard you're going to have a baby.

Katie: You did?

Jack: Yeah, and I'm glad about that.

Katie: You are?

Jack: See, I thought that you never wanted to see me again.

Katie: I don't.

Jack: Well, you're sure as hell going to a lot of trouble to make a baby that looks just like me.

Katie: Henry told you.

Jack: He's looking out for you because he loves you. And so do I.

Katie: Don't say things like that to me.

Jack: What, you don't want me to talk to you anymore, right?

Katie: I thought I made it pretty clear that I wanted you to stay away.

Jack: Well hey, I'm going to be an uncle. Your kid is going to grow up playing with my kids. Christmas, New Year's, Fourth of July. They're all gonna be together, so sooner or later we will have to talk.

Katie: Right, well -- I give you permission to say hello and good-bye. Good-bye, Jack.

Jack: What about my niece or nephew? Can I talk to him or her? Is that acceptable?

Katie: Sure.

Jack: And what about when I say -- hey, you know what? I wish your mom still loved me. And I wish you were mine -- what are you gonna say then?

Katie: I -- won't listen.

Lily: You know, I shouldn't have put you on the spot about Emily. I'm sorry.

Dusty: I like that we're so upfront with each other.

Lily: I like that, too.

Dusty: I do have feelings for Emily. And sometimes it bothers me we don't have a future together. What? What's wrong?

Lily: Thinking about Holden. And I love him, too, but I don't have a future with him.

Dusty: Where are you headed now?

Lily: Got some work to do with Lisa. Maybe we can meet for lunch in bed? Dinner maybe. Whatever.

Dusty: I don't know where I'll be later. I'll call you.

Emily: Would you give it a rest? I am not out to ensnare your son. Chris talks to me, you know. And here's something for you, I actually listen to him.

Kim: I suppose if he didn't spend every waking moment with you, I'd have a chance to listen to him, too.

Emily: Stop trying to control who your son sees and what he does. He's a grown man. And his professional judgment isn't clouded by who he happens to be sleeping with. So if you're really all about what's best for your little boy, back off and let him do what he needs to do.

Bob: Why don't we table this discussion, and try to enjoy the holidays? And then we'll talk hospital business in the New Year.

Chris: Evan needs an answer before Christmas, Dad. And frankly, so do I.

Bob: Is that a threat? You'd leave town before the holidays?

Chris: Unless you give me a reason to stay.

Katie: I don't want to talk to you about this. I don't want to talk to you period.

Jack: But I know, I know how badly you want a baby. But not like this.

Katie: We are not together anymore, Jack.

Jack: With Brad?

Katie: This is none of your business.

Jack: You're making a huge mistake!

Katie: I'm moving on with my life.

Jack: By having a baby with my brother? You are not moving on. You're pretty much guaranteeing that I will be a part of your life forever. You're making sure that I am going to be seeing you and wanting you and loving you, and not being able to have you. Is that okay with you? Because it's almost like dying to me.

Brad: I'm dying here! No, no, no, no. No, no, no. I can't tell her I can't do this. I can't -- there's got to be a way.

Katie: Well, if you can't stand the thought of me and my baby being around you and your family, that's fine. I have a family of my own. I don't need yours.

Jack: Why Brad?

Katie: Because he's a good guy! I know how sweet and kind he can be.

Jack: Brad? My brother Brad?

Katie: Right, yeah. Your brother Brad who would do anything for me, which is more than I can say for you. So if you please would leave, and if you don't, I will call the police.

Jack: I am the police.

Katie: My sister outranks you. I'm not kidding, Jack. I will call Margo if you don't leave me alone, now!

Jack: All right.

Henry: I hate it when you're mad at me.

Vienna: And I hate what you did to Katie. You betrayed her, Henry. And she's your friend.

Henry: That's why I did her such a big favor.

Vienna: Favor? You took her dreams and stomped them into dust.

Henry: Just -- just for like a little while. Here, look, she's hurt, she's confused. To bring a baby into that situation, that's pretty selfish, don't you think?

Vienna: Longing to love a baby with your whole heart -- how could that ever be selfish?

Henry: We are still talking about Katie here, aren't we?

Vienna: I hate being mad at you. But I still am.

Brad: Okay.

Katie: Brad?

Brad: I can do this! I swear. I just -- I just need a little more time.

Katie: I'm sorry I put you through this. But it was just a test. It was only a test.

[Brad imagining]

Brad: And I failed. Big time.

Katie: I just wanted to see if you would really do anything for me.

Brad: I would if I could. But this? I just can’t.

Katie: Well, now you don't have to.

Brad: Are you saying you don't want to have a baby anymore?

Katie: Oh no. I want a baby -- with you, my handsome hunk. But I want it conceived out of love. Take me now! Let's make a love child!

Brad: Oh –

Jack: Haven't you already read those?

Brad: Yeah. What's up with that? You need to get out of here before Katie sees you.

Jack: Yeah, she's already seen me. So, did you do what you came in here to do?

Brad: Why?

Jack: Because there's no way I'm going to let you get Katie pregnant.

Brad: You've got no say in this, Jack. None. It's what she wants. You've got nothing to say about it.

Jack: You couldn't do it, could you?

Brad: Oh, I can do it.

Jack: Oh, I don't know about that.

Brad: I can do it! I can do it as soon as you get out of here, right now!

Jack: Do you know why? Do you know why?

Brad: Why? Tell me why?

Jack: Because you know deep down, it's not right.

Brad: Katie wants a baby. I can give her a baby.

Jack: Yeah, you know, just a few weeks ago, Katie was still married to me. You remember, you were there. You were at the ceremony. The white dress? The flowers? Yeah, she wants a baby. But she also -- she also wants to be in love with the guy that she's making the baby with.

Brad: Then, you shouldn't have left her. You're just jealous because she's with me and not you.

Jack: No, she's not with you. All she wants from you is some bodily fluids.

Brad: I'm good with that.

Bob: If you believe that you can no longer working at Memorial Hospital, I will respect that decision. But I would appreciate it if you would stay in town through the holidays. Your mother really is looking forward to having you at home. And so am I.

Chris: Dad, I don't want to hurt you and Mom. But if you'd just reconsider the project.

Bob: I don't want Christmas to be about this. Why don't we just agree to disagree until the first of the year?

Emily: Should I disappear a little longer?

Chris: No, hey, hey. We're done.

Emily: Okay.

Chris: I was just telling my father how happy I am that I'm going to be home this Christmas.

Bob: I'll see you at work.

Emily: Well, he was smiling. That's a good sign, right?

Chris: Yeah, he's smiling because he managed to guilt me into sticking around for the holidays.

Emily: Well, what about Evan's project?

Chris: I'll keep after him. What's wrong?

Emily: Nothing. Okay, I had a small run-in with your mother. Apparently, I'm corrupting you.

Chris: Oh, I should be so lucky.

Emily: Okay, so what's your next move with the project?

Chris: Figuring out what to tell Evan I guess.

Evan: I just saw your dad leaving. So, tell me the good news.

Jack: You're serious? You're just willing to make a donation and have nothing else to do with your child?

Brad: No way. No. I mean, Katie and I may not be a couple, but I am going to be a dad. And I'm going to be a hands-on dad, even if I didn't get to be a dad, you know, the traditional hands-on way.

Jack: Being a dad -- being a dad isn't just about hanging out and playing whenever you feel like it. Kids, they wake up at night, they get sick, homework needs to get done, Brad. It's a full-time job being a father. Are you sure you can saddle something like that?

Brad: You know what? This is my kid we're talking about here. And I learned from the best, just like you did.

Jack: Okay, yeah you know what? Dad was great. He was the best. But are you sure Katie's even planning on you having anything to do with this child though?

Brad: Why not? Why not?

Jack: You two don't always get along. And it wasn't too long ago she was offered that job in Hawaii. You have no idea where Katie and that child will end up.

Brad: I will go where they go.

Jack: Maybe. Maybe. If she lets you. Good luck.

Henry: Sweetie, if Katie were to start a family, don't you think she's better off with Jack than with Brad?

Vienna: Why do you keep talking about Jack? Jack is out of the picture. He dumped Katie so he could marry his ex.

Henry: Yeah, but he didn't marry Carly. That's the point. He's available again. And I think if we just give it some time, some things could develop. A marriage could occur. Some babies could come along. Everybody's happy.

Vienna: Jack broke Katie's heart. How fast do you think she'll get over that? Huh?

Henry: I know I left you at the altar. You forgave me.

Vienna: But that's different.

Henry: How is that different?

Vienna: Because you were running away from marriage, you weren't running away from me. You were afraid. And that's easy to forgive.

Henry: I don't know. Jack's got some issues of his own.

Vienna: Jack wasn't afraid. He made his choice. And now Katie is making hers, and you had no right to interfere with that.

Henry: Wait, wait, wait. Where are you going?

Vienna: I am going to be with my friend in her hour of need. And if you're not going to stand beside her, I will.

Henry: Vienna, Vienna? Are you running to take care of Katie, or are you running away from me?

Vienna: I'll always come back to you, my love.

Katie: Hey, how did it go? Did you do it?

Brad: I really want to help you. I do. But this place, it just gives me the creeps. I couldn't get in the mood.

Katie: Oh, well -- thanks anyway.

Brad: Yeah, I'll see you at work. Hey, you know, don't be disappointed. I mean, you can always go to one of those banks. Of course, none of those guys will look like me, but --you'll have your baby.

Nurse #1: Did you get the sample?

Katie: I don't think it's going to happen.

Nurse #1: Oh, I'm sorry.

Katie: Me too. I'm having a real hard time making my dreams come true these days.

Chris: I pushed my father as hard as I could. But he still hasn't given his approval to put your project in the hospital. Not yet.

Evan: Well, how long is this going to take?

Chris: Maybe after the holidays.

Evan: I can't wait that long. It's got to be now, Chris. Or I'm going to have to pursue other offers.

Chris: I just need a few more days --

Evan: It's not like I can keep Harvard waiting indefinitely.

Chris: You know what? I think I can make this happen before Christmas.

Evan: Really? If you could, that would be great. I really rather do this in Oakdale where I can be close to Montgomery Enterprises. Plus, I'd get a chance to work with you. And lust after your woman.

Chris: Hey, no lusting allowed. But I am going to make this happen, Evan. That is a promise.

Evan: Okay.

Emily: Well, whatever you come up with, I hope it works.

Chris: I don't know why I didn't think about this before.

Emily: Thought of what?

Chris: I'm going to give my father irrefutable proof that I'm right. And he'll never see it coming.

Bob: Dusty, well, I've got to tell you, I never expected much from "The Intruder," but I think you guys have finally hit the deepest low you've ever had. You know, promising people about medical breakthroughs that may or may not happen is dangerous because they might actually believe it. You know, you might have passed this by someone with medical credentials.

Dusty: Emily ran this whole article by your son. Are you saying Chris got things wrong?

Bob: I talked to Chris about this, but I assumed that --

Dusty: That the article was a surprise to him? It wasn't. Emily wrote this for one reason. To help your son.

Vienna: Why haven't you been answering your phone? I went to the hospital -- how did it go?

Katie: It didn't.

Vienna: Why not?

Katie: Jack showed up, spooked Brad. Brad couldn't go through with it. I'm beginning to wonder if I'll ever get pregnant.

Vienna: Well, I won't name names of who told Jack where you and Brad where, but I apologize on his behalf.

Katie: Oh, it doesn't matter. Maybe Henry was right. Maybe this was a terrible idea.

[Vienna laughs]

Jack: How'd it go?

Brad: Don't even talk to me.

Jack: Um, I think I'm going to take off. So you can have the whole house to yourself. You have a great day.

Katie: Brad must have snuck in and set this up before we met for breakfast. He is so sweet.

Vienna: See, I told you he has great qualities.

Katie: And some terrible character flaws.

Vienna: Well, he's definitely good looking and he will make beautiful babies.

Katie: You are really pushing this.

Vienna: No, it's only because I want babies of my own and Henry's not interested. Oh, Katie, you're so lucky that you have one who's interested.

Katie: Yeah, I am. I am. Come on, Brad. Pick up, pick up please.

[Cell phone rings]

Brad: I am really sorry.

Katie: I need to see you right now. Can you come over?

Brad: I'm on my way.

Chris: Talking with my father gets me nowhere. I have to show him that this project is right for the hospital.

Emily: How?

Chris: Dad's pulling rank, he's throwing his weight around. Since he's not playing fair --

Emily: No, no, I don't like the sound of that, okay? If you go behind your father's back --

Chris: Then I'd be doing exactly what he's doing. You think he's not talking to board members, calling in favors, making sure this project doesn't happen?

Emily: I don't know if I did the right thing, writing this article.

Chris: But it's turned everything around.

Emily: Yeah. Oh, yeah, it did. It pitted you against your mother and your father.

Chris: When Memorial is hailed as a frontrunner in all of the medical journals, Mom and Dad will stop being upset, guaranteed.

Emily: I wouldn't be so sure about that.

Chris: As far as I'm concerned, you wrote the truth. Dad needs to learn that it's a new age. He's gonna have to adapt. Do you believe what you wrote or not?

Emily: Of course I do.

Chris: So do I. We can help people with this project, Emily. I just have to force my dad to see what we see.

Emily: Okay, back up. Define force.

Chris: Don't worry. When all this is done, my dad will thank me. But first, I would like to thank you for sticking by me.

Emily: Oh, Baby, you're welcome.

Chris: That's not gonna cut it. We have to do this right, upstairs, while I make you scream with passion.

Emily: Oh, well, thank you, in advance.

Bob: I'm telling you what Emily wrote is inaccurate and irresponsible.

Dusty: I agree. I'll speak with her.

Bob: Thank you.

Kim: Dusty. Hi, Merry Christmas.

Dusty: Merry Christmas.

Kim: Doing some shopping?

Dusty: Sort of. I won't keep you.

Kim: Good to see you. Honey, please, don't obsess over that article.

Bob: You know he wants that project at Memorial and doesn't give a damn what I think.

Kim: You know he's just -- he's young, he's passionate about his work. Wants to help people.

Bob: And he's ambitious to a fault.

Kim: And he's impatient. Which, that too, comes with being young.

Bob: Oh, that's what you call it. Well, if he's going to be hard-headed and keep pushing, then I've got to push back.

Lily: Has Mr. Donovan returned to the hotel, yet?

Desk clerk: No, I haven't seen him, Mrs. Snyder. And he hasn't picked up his mail. Do you want me to check the lounge for you?

Lily: Oh, no, no. No, thank you. It's not that important. I was just wondering if he was here. Thank you.

[Cell phone rings]

Dusty: Hey, Lil.

Lily: Hey. Listen, Lisa and I got finished with our work a little bit earlier than expected. So, I thought you might want to meet for lunch at the hotel.

Dusty: Lunch in bed. Sounds great.

Lily: I'll see you in a few minutes?

Dusty: Uh, I don't know. I have some things to take care of.

Lily: Dinner then?

Dusty: I don't know. I'll call you.

Brad: I know, I know, I got -- I got carried away, but never mind. I'll get all this stuff out of here.

Katie: No, no, I like it --

Brad: Look, I know what you're going to say, and you're absolutely right.

Katie: I am?

Brad: I've been trying to plant ideas in your head. You know, first started, I bought that house and then we got into the whole baby thing. But then Jack made me realize --

Katie: I don't want to hear anything Jack has to say --

Brad: I haven't been thinking -- look, I haven't been thinking, you know? It's like, you and me, having a baby, it's crazy. You don't want to be tied to me. I probably would be a terrible father. I mean, I can barely take care of myself, let alone a kid --

Katie: No, but --

Brad: Look, Katie, don't waste your breath. I get it. Okay, I get it. I'm not going to bother you anymore with my hare-brained ideas. I'm not going to try to change your life and you definitely don't need me to be your baby's daddy. I'm going to be your on-air co-host and nothing more. You don't have to worry about me bothering you with my –

[Katie kisses Brad]

Jack: Got there just in time this morning. Thanks for the heads-up.

Henry: Yeah, how did Katie take it? Was she upset when you showed up?

Jack: Well, she's still mad but she listened. And I just saw Brad and it was pretty clear I had gotten through to him.

Henry: Okay, well, great. Crisis averted.

Jack: Nothing to worry about. After today, there's probably no chance that Brad will be fathering anyone's babies, much less Katie's.

Vienna: Why not?

Jack: Uh, I just saw Brad at home. It -- it didn't work out. He couldn't do the whole artificial insemination thing.

Vienna: Oh. So they just have to do what they should have done in the first place. They'll have to have sex.

Brad: You kissed me.

Katie: To shut you up. I mean, it was either kiss you or slug you, and considering what I'm about to ask you, kissing you seemed a little more appropriate.

Brad: And what are you about to ask me?

Katie: Well, I've seen you with your niece and nephews, and I know you're really great with kids. And you may not think you take very good of yourself, but lately you've taken really good care of me. I probably would have lost it a million times if it wasn't for you.

Brad: Okay, this is weird. I had this fantasy where you came in --

Katie: Okay, now I'm going to slug you. Let me just put it this way. Artificial insemination -- it's cold and clinical, and it's not very appealing way to have a baby, so I was thinking maybe we should just, you know, do it the old-fashioned way.

Brad: You mean?

Katie: If you want to.

Brad: Call me big daddy.

On the next "As the World Turns."

Rosanna: What is going on between you and Meg?

Brad: I don't know if I could do -- do this.

Margo: You're not going to believe what Carly's done this time.

Cowboy Jack: Looks to me like someone needs to teach you some manners.

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