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As The World Turns Transcript Monday 12/17/07

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Jack: Carly? What are you doing here?

Carly: Well, I finished Sage's costume for the Christmas pageant. And I was just writing you a little note, but I'm glad you're here.

Jack: Oh, it's early.

Carly: Yeah, I won't stay. I just wanted to thank you again for changing your mind about that liquor license thing. It turns out that we are going to be able to open on New Yearís.

Jack: Okay.

Carly: You know, once things get up and running, I was sort of hoping that you and I could re-visit letting the kids stay at the house with me.

Jack: I am not up for this this morning, Carly, please.

Carly: Okay. I really did just come by to thank you. You see?

Jack: Hey, you gotta make a living. I get that. I hope you make a go of it, I really do. And I will give Sage her costume.

Carly: Jack, have you thought about the holidays at all?

[Jack sighs]

Jack: It's pretty unavoidable.

Carly: I'm talking about the kids, of course. You and I both want to spend time with them. And since neither of us has anyone special to be with this year -- maybe all of us could spend Christmas together?

Sage: Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes! Please say yes, Daddy! Please!

Brad: Some elves --

Elf: Barney wants to be a dentist! Do you think they look a little freaky? What'd I do?

Katie: Nothing.

Brad: Then why are you crying?

Katie: Rudolph.

Brad: Huh?

Katie: He's just so sad and lonely. And those other reindeer are so -- [Elf on TV singing] Never mind. You're going to laugh at me.

Brad: I think that is the sweetest thing that I have ever heard.

Katie: It's ridiculous. What is wrong with me? I've seen "Rudolph" a million times. I've never cried like this before.

Brad: Maybe you're pregnant. I mean, well, you know, it's possible after everything, isn't it? You don't have to be embarrassed to cry in front of me. I mean, we are having a baby together. Maybe this time next year, we'll be watching Rudolph with little Brad or little Katie. Or both -- twins. I just hope they don't get freaked out by the squeaky little elves. Did I say something?

Alison: I'm awake. I'm awake.

Aaron: Here you go.

Alison: Thanks. You didn't get one for yourself?

Aaron: I'm wired right now. Nobody's come out of Sofie's room in such a long time. Do you think there's a problem?

Alison: Well, if there was, people would be running all over the place. She's fine. You know, it's normal for labor to take a long time.

Aaron: Yeah, I know. The doctors -- they're worried because Sofie's so small.

Alison: Geez, Aaron. It's like she's having your baby.

Aaron: Okay, she's just a friend, okay? Alison, if you can't figure this out by now, come on!

Alison: I know, I know. I'm sorry.

Aaron: I'm sorry, too.

[Sofie gasps]

Sofie: I can't do it.

Gwen: Yes, you can. You're doing great. Just hang in there.

Will: Here, Sofie, your lips are really dry.

Sofie: Thank you. Both of you. You're being really amazing.

Gwen: Come on, you're the one doing all the work.

Will: Here, have some more ice chips.

Sofie: I know Gwen's done this before, but how do you know what to do?

Will: I was with Gwen when she had Billy. That's when it started for us. And once we fell in love, that just was it.

Sofie: You fell in love during labor? I don't feel very lovable right now.

Gwen: Well, I didn't, either. I kept yelling at him to get away from me. But lucky for me, he didn't listen.

Sofie: You're lucky to have each other.

Gwen: You're not alone.

Will: Yeah, and Aaron's outside. He says he's pulling for you.

Sofie: He's here? I was so horrible to him before.

Gwen: He's your friend. I keep trying to tell you that.

Sofie: Oh! No, no, no, no, no, no --

[Sofie moans]

Gwen: Breathe, breathe.

Dr. Schiller: Okay, Sofie, it's time. All right, I need you to push as hard as you can.

Sofie: I canít.

Gwen: Do it. Yes, you can. I know it's hard, but you can do it, all right. Just breathe the way I told you. Push, come on --

[Sofie screams]

Dr. Schiller: We've got a problem.

Sage: Please, can we spend Christmas together?

Jack: Honey, your mother and I were having a private discussion.

Carly: Why don't you go upstairs and try on that costume, okay? So if it needs any alterations, I'll have time.

Sage: Okay. But if we can all spend Christmas together, I don't need presents.

Jack: You just don't know when to quit, do you?

Carly: Uh, that was Sage, Jack. Not that I blame her for wanting to have a family Christmas.

Jack: We are not getting back together, Carly.

Carly: Hey, I'm the one who's trying to help you get back together with Katie, remember?

Jack: I just don't want you to give Sage any false hope.

Carly: I'm not doing that. She's just trying to get used to the way things are now. It's been a rough year. I would like to try to help her. I'd like to make it a little bit easier. Maybe a Christmas together could do that.

Jack: I just wish I could sleep through the whole thing this year.

Carly: Well, you can't do that with kids. I know you have a lot on your plate. This situation with Katie and Brad is -- it's unbelievable. Maybe a family Christmas is what you need to cheer you up.

Jack: No, we are not a family anymore. I'm not spending Christmas with you. I'm sorry if that's hard to hear, but it is not a good idea. For any of us.

Brad: Hey, Katie, are you still alive in there? No, really. Are you okay? Because I'm getting a little worried here. This has nothing to do with reindeer. This is hormones. You're --

Katie: No, don't, donít. Please don't say it.

Brad: What's wrong?

Katie: It's not working. I'm not pregnant.

Brad: Yet. You're not pregnant, yet.

Katie: We're a failure, Brad.

Brad: Hardly. We just got started. We've been working on this project, what, for how long? We've barely gotten good at it. So, I'm not going to let you throw in the towel.

Katie: You sound like you're coaching little league.

Brad: Would you stop? Look, everything -- it's going to be fine. It's like -- it's like working out. The hardest part is getting to the gym. Once you're there, you feel better.

Katie: It's nothing like that.

Brad: Uh-huh. The hardest part is getting from dressed to undressed. And, you know, once you're naked, you'll feel much, much better. So -- come on, Peretti.

Katie: I'm not in the mood.

Brad: Well, you know what, neither am I. But I will rise to the occasion for you, of course.

Katie: I had trouble getting pregnant when I was married to Mike. And I just thought in that instance, it was probably a good thing. But maybe there's something really wrong with me.

Brad: There is nothing wrong with you.

Katie: We've done everything right. We timed it perfectly. Statistically, I should be pregnant. If it's not working --

Brad: I'm not letting you give up.

Katie: And everybody thinks that what we're doing is a huge mistake.

Brad: Vienna doesnít. She loves the idea.

Katie: Well, Jack and Carly do.

Brad: Jack and Carly? Did you honestly just say "Jack and Carly"? They got their own agenda. Jack knows how much you want to have a kid. So every time he tries to talk you out of it, that's just him being selfish. Forget about me and Jack and everyone else who thinks they know what's best for your life. This is -- we're talking about your dreams here. And if you wait around for some guy to come along and make that happen, you're going to miss the window entirely. Do you really want to go through the rest of your life without having kids?

Carly: I wasn't talking about a romantic Christmas eve in front of a fire wrapping presents and drinking eggnog. I am not that pathetic. But Christmas is everything to children. And I would like to give them some nice memories so that when they're older --

Jack: When they're older, they'll see it was all a show, Carly. Parker already sees it. So the answer is no. I'm sorry. We can't give the kids the wrong signal. Especially Sage.

Carly: She'll be crushed.

Jack: And when she wakes up on Christmas morning expecting to see a happy family all wrapped up with a ribbon under a tree, how do you think she's going to feel when she finds out it's just a doll instead?

Carly: It's Christmas. The only thing better than being a kid on Christmas is being a parent. You won't let the kids anywhere near the house. Now, I can handle my Christmas being ruined. But Sage, it's different for her. She needs to know she's loved. She needs to know she's part of a family. Especially at Christmas.

[Sofie screams]

Aaron: She sounds like she's in a lot of pain, Ali.

Alison: The doctors will take care of her, Aaron, okay?

Aaron: I know that, I know that. But it just feels like there's something wrong.

[Sofie screams]

Will: There's a problem with the baby. They want to do an emergency c-section, but she's really freaking out. She doesn't want to sign the consent form.

Alison: Oh, Sofie.

Aaron: Maybe I can talk to her. Maybe I can get her to sign it.

Will: Gwen's handling it. And if anybody can help her right now, it's her.

Gwen: Dr. Schiller's going to take care of you. She's not going to let anything bad happen to you.

Sofie: You don't know that!

Gwen: Sofie, listen to me. If you don't do this, your baby will die. You don't want to live with that, believe me.

Dr. Schiller: We need to do this now, Sofie. You'll be conscious, but we'll give you an epidural so you won't feel any pain, okay? If we do this now, you'll be holding your baby girl in 15 minutes.

Gwen: Hey, you're having this baby. There's no going back now.

Katie: Maybe this is God just telling me I'd be a terrible mother.

Brad: He wouldn't say that. He'd be wrong anyway. Don't over think this. You know what you want, so don't give up at the first speed bump. Just because you're not pregnant now doesn't mean you won't be soon. Maybe the test was wrong.

Katie: I took five.

Brad: We can do this. We're good, you and me. You can't deny that. You know that we have the right stuff.

Katie: Yeah, I know, we're good together. In bed, at least. And if I'm not getting pregnant, then what's the point?

Brad: Well, I would say -- I could say, you know, fun, but we have to think -- we have to think, you know, beyond that. This is going to happen. You wanna know why? Because Bratie rules.

Katie: Who?

Brad: Bratie. Bratie. Yeah, we need a handle. Like Brangelina, Bennifer, TomKat. You know, it was either Bratie or Kad.

Katie: Well, then now, it's nothing. Because this is just -- it wasn't meant to be. It's over.

Brad: Do I get a say in this?

Katie: No, Brad, you donít. I'm sorry. You should just go.

Jack: How about this? You can have the children for Christmas Eve as long as Kit and Sam are nowhere near the house.

Carly: Not a problem. Thank you.

Jack: Christmas Eve day -- they come back here to sleep. I have them all Christmas day.

Carly: What if they slept at my place and I brought them over --

Jack: Christmas Eve day, Carly. That's it. Take it or leave it.

Carly: Okay. No, that's good, actually. It'll be like having two Christmases, right? An embarrassment of riches. Oh, Sage.

Sage: Mommy.

Jack: Wow, somebody looks beautiful.

Sage: I'm the Christmas angel. I make all your wishes come true!

Carly: Well, my Christmas wish has already come true. I get to spend Christmas Eve day with my three favorite children.

Sage: Are you coming, too, Daddy?

Jack: Well, I don't want you to get sick of me, you know?

Sage: We can't get sick of you.

Jack: Oh. You know, I've got to get to work early. So, do you think you could take Sage to school?

Carly: It'd be my pleasure.

Sage: Can we get donuts on the way?

Carly: Oh, shh, shh, shh -- don't give all of our secrets away. You go put on your school clothes and we'll see if we have time, okay?

Jack: Donuts, huh?

Carly: You handled that well.

Jack: I'd do anything for my kids. And I know you would, too.

Brad: You're kicking me out?

Katie: Yup. I need to get on with my day, you need to get dressed and get out of here.

Brad: Fine, whatever. I don't care. You know, I mean, there are plenty of women who would be thrilled to have a baby with me. Do you know that?

Katie: Oh, good, fine. Then go out find one. I know, why don't you call up that so-called "Supermodel" we interviewed yesterday.

Brad: Her name is Mia.

Katie: Well, I'm sure Mia could pop you out a whole runway full of tall, beautiful, brainless children in no time.

Brad: You know, maybe I should. Maybe I should give her a call. Maybe she's free for lunch.

Katie: She eats?

Brad: Oh, you know, whatever! Like I care. Okay, you give me five minutes with her, I'll forget about what a nut job you are! Hormones or not. Thank God I didn't get you pregnant. Probably have to go into witness protection or something.

[Door slams]

Gwen: Hey. She did it, you guys. She gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. It was -- it was amazing.

Will: And everything's all right? The baby's okay?

Gwen: Yeah.

Aaron: How's Sofie?

Gwen: She was a trooper. You know, she was scared, but she held it together. I honestly can't imagine if she would have had to go through that alone.

Aaron: Can I go see her?

Gwen: Well, she's in recovery right now. The doctor's checking out the baby to see if she's okay, but from the noise she made when she came out, she sounded -- she sounded perfect. She sounded so alive. It was the most beautiful sound I'd ever heard.

Carly: Oh. Who are you running away from?

Brad: I don't run. Anyone who ever says that about me is a liar.

Carly: Okay. Are we talking about anyone in particular?

Brad: What do you care? You got what you wanted. "Operation: Baby" was a total failure. Katie's not pregnant, she doesn't want to try anymore.

Carly: And you're bummed?

Brad: For her sake.

Carly: Well, I hate to say "I told you so," but Brad, I did try to warn you.

Brad: Oh yeah, you win. Congratulations, oh wise one.

Carly: Well, for what it's worth, I think you would've made a decent father.

Brad: You know, it's not like I want to pop out a kid with every supermodel that comes along. But I could, no problem.

Carly: Mm-hmm. No one's arguing that.

Brad: It's got to be the right person. And according to Katie, she's not it.

Carly: Not for you, anyway.

[Knock at the door]

Katie: You don't give up, do you?

Margo: Wow, seasons greetings to you, too, toots.

Katie: Sorry, Margo. Hi, come on in.

Margo: How come every time I come over here, it looks like a crime scene?

Katie: Maybe because it is.

Margo: Why? What happened?

Katie: Oh, nothing. Nothing. Nothing happened. Nothing's going on and Brad is gone, so you don't have to worry.

Margo: Oh, does that mean you two broke up?

Katie: We didn't break up. We weren't together in the first place. We were just doing this thing.

Margo: Katie, it was hardly a thing.

Katie: Well, whatever it is, Brad and I aren't having a baby together. So you can go ahead, jump for joy. Don't hold back.

Margo: Woo! I'm sorry. Come on, you know that I want you to have everything that you want. I just don't think it's gonna be with Brad Snyder. And the sooner you know it, the better.

Katie: Don't -- don't badmouth Brad. Please. This isn't his fault. He was actually very sweet about the entire thing.

Margo: I'm sure he was.

Katie: I'm the one who can't get pregnant, okay? And please don't say it's because it wasn't meant to be.

Margo: All right, Katie. Can I at least say I'm sorry?

Katie: I know that I wasn't doing the right thing. I was just using Brad and I love his brother, and having a baby with him would've been --

Margo: Ah, well -- masochistic?

Katie: I was going to say foolish, but yeah, masochistic works. It's just, he's been so good about the whole thing. I was using him, and he knew it, but still, he's been so sweet. And I've been so insane, but he didn't let it get to him. He would always show up with flowers or balloons or he found these cute little bunny things. He's just amazing. He's been so good.

Margo: He's kind of like a St. Bernard, isn't he?

Katie: What?

Margo: Well, you know, he's just big and dumb and fluffy, and you know he's always running to your rescue if you should sprain your ankle on a double black diamond. But if you adopt him, he'll eat you out of house and home, he'll drool all over the furniture, he'll push you over and take up the whole bed.

Katie: Well, the bed arrangement was temporary.

Margo: And Honey, can you imagine a whole litter of little baby Brad Snyders all over your house?

Katie: Well, it doesn't matter. I'm not having babies with Brad or anyone else, for that matter. And I am going to get over Jack.

Margo: Oh, will you stop it? You don't want to get over Jack. You know that the one thing that's going to make you happy is to be with Jack again.

Katie: You're right. I do want him back.

Carly: Jack. I'm glad I found you.

Jack: Is Sage okay?

Carly: No, no, no, Sage is fine. This is about you.

Jack: We've been through this once already today, Carly.

Carly: I know, but I just need to say this. I've been trying to convince you for a while that I want you to be happy. You don't seem to believe me, so I was hoping that I could have a chance to prove it to you.

Jack: How?

Carly: Katie and Brad -- they're over. This baby thing is off.

Jack: How do you know that?

Carly: Brad told me.

Jack: Brad dumped Katie?

Carly: No, Katie dumped Brad. He wasn't very happy about it. But there was nothing he could do, she'd made up her mind.

Jack: Oh, been there.

Carly: The difference is, Jack, she loves you.

Jack: You don't know that.

Carly: I do know that. Women know these things about each other. And you love her, Jack. So go to her and tell her how you feel.

Jack: I already did that.

Carly: But do it again. Go for it. Put your heart out there. Maybe, Jack, if I'm right, you and Katie could be back together by Christmas.

Gwen: Hey, how's the baby?

Dr. Schiller: Um -- oh, it's okay.

Gwen: These are Sofie's friends. That's Aaron and Alison.

Dr. Schiller: Hi.

Alison: Hi.

Dr. Schiller: We finished the initial testing, and so far, she seems to be perfectly healthy. We have her in the neonatal unit.

Gwen: Why is that?

Dr. Schiller: Well, she experienced some distress during the labor process. We're just going to keep an eye on her for a few hours. It's perfectly routine.

Gwen: All right.

Aaron: Well, how's Sofie?

Dr. Schiller: Fine. She'll be back from recovery shortly, and you can visit with her then.

Will: Thank you, Doctor.

Dr. Schiller: No, thank you. You talked Sofie into the surgery. You may have saved her baby's life.

Alison: Feel better, now that you know Sofie's okay?

Aaron: Well, she made it through the birth. But now she has to decide what to do with the baby.

Will: You okay?

Gwen: Yeah. I don't know why I feel like crying. We just got the best news.

Will: Well, you just helped a baby come into the world. That's a huge thing. Especially because she was supposed to be ours.

Jack: Take a look around, Carly. I'm supposed to be doing a job here. I don't have time to go another round with you, thank you very much.

Carly: Did you hear what I just said? This is your chance to get Katie back. Why aren't you charging over there on your white horse?

Jack: Because I don't trust you.

Carly: That's not it. You're afraid that Katie will reject you. If you do not go after what you want, then you do not deserve to get it.

Jack: I give you permission to shoot me in the head if I ever take advice from you on getting what I want. Better yet, I'll shoot myself.

Carly: That wasn't very nice. I'm just trying to help. I'm getting sick of saying it, though.

Jack: Then stop. Because I know you, Carly. You don't do anything without an ulterior motive.

Carly: Oh, yeah? Well, what's my motive, Jack?

Jack: Getting the kids to sleep over on Christmas Eve? That sound familiar? It ain't going to happen.

Carly: No, that's not what this is about, I swear. Why won't you take my advice?

Jack: Because somehow, it always ends up backfiring on me.

Vienna: So? How's the father-to-be? Did you and Katie make a beautiful baby yet?

Brad: Nope. And we're not going to.

Vienna: What did you do, Brad?

Brad: Nothing. Katie doesn't want to have a baby anymore. At least, not with me.

Vienna: No, no, no. She doesn't mean that.

Brad: You weren't there.

Vienna: No, but I'm a woman. And I know from experience that the desire to have a child is the strongest, deepest wish a woman can ever have. Even when she's slaving over a tray of hot, hot pepparkakor --

Brad: Did anyone ever tell you that you make food sound pornographic? Wait, did you just say that you want to have a kid?

Vienna: Oh, I can't stop thinking about it. Oh, can't you imagine? Picture a little Henry running around after his father, saying words that nobody else can understand? Oh, just the thought of it makes my heart want to explode in my chest.

Brad: I wish Katie felt that way about me.

Vienna: Oh, she's probably just scared. Can I tell you a secret?

Brad: There's more?

Vienna: Yes. I think Henry is planning a big Christmas surprise. He's been very mysterious. Wouldn't it be fabulous if just suddenly decided that he's ready to make a baby with me?

Brad: I guess, yeah. I mean, I know how you feel. And if Katie changed her mind and wanted to have a kid with me --

Vienna: Oh, she hasn't lost her baby bug. She just needs a little convincing. You know, Katie needs a baby. And for that, she can't do it alone, so she needs a little bit of help.

Will: We'll have a family of our own soon. We'll find a baby to adopt. It can't be this one, but the right one's out there.

Gwen: Yeah. I don't know -- I don't know what I thought I'd feel knowing the baby was Coleís. But when I saw her right after she was born, it was like, suddenly I just wanted to protect her from everything bad in the world.

Dr. Schiller: Sofie's very weak. But you can go in and visit with her one at a time.

Gwen: Is it all right if we see the baby? She's my niece, and we'd really --

Dr. Schiller: Sure. I'll call neonatal and let them know you're coming.

Alison: You should go in and see her.

Aaron: You wouldn't mind?

Alison: Of course not, silly. That's why we're here. Go ahead. And she shouldn't be alone.

Aaron: You're being really awesome about this.

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

Katie: Every time I see a Christmas tree or I hear a carol, all I think about is how much I was looking forward to spending my first Christmas with Jack. And now, it's never going to happen.

Margo: Why?

Katie: Have you been listening to me at all?

Margo: No! I haven't! Because you're just making a list of excuses and you're selling yourself short. Why can't you make your Christmas wish come true?

Katie: Um, Carly, Carly, Carly, Carly, Carly.

Margo: Carly is not standing between you and what you want. You are. I love you.

Katie: I love you, too.

Carly: Just let me thank you one more time for helping with the liquor license. I do need Metro right now. Not just the money -- I need something to focus on. Something of my own.

Jack: Just remember, if anything illegal goes on there, it could mean my job.

Carly: I'm not going to let that happen, Jack. I'm well aware that I would never see my kids again, and I could not live with that.

Jack: So long as we understand each other. Anything else?

Carly: Just this -- I love you too much to see you in this kind of pain. And if Katie is the only person who can take that pain away, I'll have to live with that. At least I'll have my work and my kids, and I'll know you're where you belong.

Alison: What's going to happen to that poor baby? Sofie doesn't even have enough money to raise it. And she's by herself.

Will: I don't think she thought ahead that far. She probably figured she'd be with Cole.

Alison: Which proves she's not too stable.

Will: All we can really do is just be there for her.

Alison: Well, I'm sure Aaron will be.

Will: Yeah, is that gonna be a problem for you?

Alison: I'll deal. Look, I have to go change. I picked up an extra shift. Gotta keep busy.

Will: Ali, you've been up all night.

Alison: It wouldn't be the first time. Tell Aaron to take care of Sofie.

Will: When you guys showed up together, I figured things were getting better between you.

Alison: Yeah. So did I. But I'm not gonna getting my hopes up. It's just not worth it.

Sofie: I'm so sorry for the way I treated you before.

Aaron: Forget it. That's old. You did an amazing job today. You should be really proud of yourself.

Sofie: I don't feel proud. Having the baby, it was hard enough. What do I do now?

Aaron: Well you don't have to make that decision right now. All you have to concentrate on is taking care of yourself. Then you can decide what you want to do about the baby.

Will: How's the baby?

Gwen: She's incredible. She's an angel. When Sofie sees her, she's going to fall head over heels.

Vienna: What are you doing?

Brad: I'm hungry, and you don't seem at all interested in taking my order, so --

Vienna: That's no excuse to eat your own offspring.

Brad: Katie and I are kaput.

Vienna: Only if you stop trying.

Brad: I'm tried out. Okay, I did the balloons, I did the flowers, I did the little rabbits -- I bought, like, a billion of 'em --

Vienna: Those little rabbits are what won her over in the first place.

Brad: No, no, Vienna. I went way beyond rabbits here. I mean, I pulled out all my best moves, as you know what I'm talking about. I have got nothing left.

Vienna: What do you mean, nothing? Well, you didn't do the one thing that is guaranteed to warm a woman's heart.

Brad: What's that?

Vienna: It's going to cost you.

Brad: Money is no object. Not if I have a chance to be with Katie.

Margo: Something on your mind, Detective? Other than your paperwork?

Jack: Carly came to see me again.

Margo: Oh, let me guess. She wants you back.

Jack: No, she wants me back with Katie.

Margo: What, she grow another brain tumor? Ooh, well that just popped right out.

Jack: No, no, no that's funny. It's kind of funny, 'cause she always has an ulterior motive. I'm just trying to figure out what it is.

Margo: Well, motive or not, she's right. I just came from Katieís. She still loves you, Jack. She wants you back. She said that point blank.

Jack: She said that to you. To me, it's always, get away.

Margo: Well, she went on and on about your first Christmas together. She hasn't let go of that dream, no matter what she says. And now with Brad out of the picture, there's nothing in your way of that except -- nothing real in the way of that.

Jack: Well, Katie would beg to differ.

Margo: Well -- so why don't you prove her wrong? Unless of course, she's right about how you feel about Carly.

Jack: No, of course not.

Margo: Then I will say to you exactly what I said to her. The only person standing between you and what you want is you.

Jack: So Carly was right? The thing with Brad --

Margo: It's over, yes. Let's raise it up in song. So what are you going to do about it?

Jack: Can you cover for me?

Margo: Of course I can cover for you!

Jack: Thank you.

Margo: Go, go, Jack! And this time, make it stick!

[Carly sighs]

Sam: Carly?

[Carly gasps]

Carly: Whoa!

Sam: I'm sorry. I was trying not to scare you.

Carly: That's okay. What's all over your hands, Sam?

Sam: Well, you know, I just fixed that leaky pipe under the sink. Should be fine now.

Carly: Thank you. Thank you. It's nice to have a man around the house again.

[Carly cries]

Aaron: Where's Alison?

Will: She had to go to work. But she said for you to take good care of Sofie.

Gwen: Hey. I saw her. She's healthy and she's really strong. And she's waving her arms all over the place. And she's got like an incredible set of pipes on her. You should hear her scream, it's -- it's amazing. She's real beautiful, just like her mom. I talked to the nurse, he said that you can hold her when you're ready.

Sofie: I don't want to. I don't even know if I'm going to keep her. Seeing her is just going to make it harder.

Gwen: You know, Sofie -- when I -- when I had my son, I was in the same position that you're in right now. And I didn't want to hold him either. And I never got to. I lost him. And I gotta tell you, I mean -- I would do anything. I would trade absolutely anything to be able to go back there and to hold him. And see what his face looks like, even for a minute. So, whatever you decide about your baby's future -- you have to do this, or I swear to you, you'll regret it for the rest of your life.

Nurse: Here she is, the little darling.

Gwen: Isn't she beautiful?

Will: She's incredible.

Gwen: Go on, her mom's waiting for her.

Nurse: Here you go.

Sam: Feeling better?

Carly: Yeah, a little.

Sam: What's going on?

Carly: It's a long story. Years long.

Sam: Kit always says I'm a lousy listener. But Cowboy Jack, he makes a pretty good sounding board.

Cowboy Jack: Sounding board, you think that's funny?

Carly: Sam, I'm really not in the mood.

Cowboy Jack: Now don't waste your breath on that dummy. He's good with a wrench, but his people skills are, you know -- wooden. So what's buggin' ya, pretty lady? You just tell me his name, and I'll have ol' Sam here challenge him to a duel.

Sam: Now now, not if it's detective do-right, I wonít. No, no, no.

Cowboy Jack: That lawman giving you a hard time again? Earth to cowgirl.

Carly: I'm sorry. I'm just -- my life is a real mess. Talking to a dummy isn't going to help anything.

Vienna: The way to a woman's heart is through her jewelry box. So, you have to get Katie a Christmas present. And it has to be a tiny little box, and big diamonds. Whatever it is, it has to be dripping in them.

Brad: That's a good idea. That's a great idea, but I'm a really bad judge of bling.

Vienna: Well, bling is my thing! I'll be your personal shopper. So, just hand over the plastic. Ooh -- platinum.

Brad: Do it up, Vienna. Okay? Sky's the limit. Only the best for Katie, okay?

Vienna: I remember money. Okay. I will get you the best presents, and when you give it to her, she's going to be yours forever. And ever.

[Knock at the door]

Katie: Jack, what are you doing here?

Jack: Special delivery. I'm here to make sure you have a merry Christmas.

On the next "As the World Turns."

Dusty: The only way your boyfriend can keep his position is if Bob never wakes up.

Kim: Why didn't you tell me that you had an argument with your father before he collapsed?

Katie: Jack, you're making a mess. Hold on, hold on, hold on.

Jack: Sometimes you gotta make a little mess. Look me in the eye and tell me that you're ready to forget what we had together.

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