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As The World Turns Transcript Thursday 12/20/07

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Provided By Suzanne
Proofread by Emma

Noah: So -- don't get up.

Luke: You're early.

Noah: My exam -- the last question was on "Best Years of our Lives." I've totally seen it, like, 300 times.

Luke: Mm.

Noah: So, how you doing?

Luke: I'm doing good.

Noah: Yeah?

Luke: I'm real good.

Faith: Noah! We have a new foal. Do you want to see him?

Natalie: I get to help name it.

Faith: And he's has a white blaze on his forehead, which is good luck.

Emma: Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey. Noah just got here. Hello.

Noah: Hi.

Emma: There will be time for everything.

Noah: Thanks for having me. And Merry Christmas.

Emma: You know something? I think it will be a Merry Christmas.

Bonnie: Oh, that's not mine.

Vienna: Yes, it is.

Bonnie: No, I ordered a grilled cheese.

Vienna: No, no, no. You're a young woman, eating alone in a diner at Christmastime. You are not eating a grilled cheese.

Bonnie: But all I want is a grilled --

Vienna: Eat! Merry Christmas. Oh, fabulous. Merry Christmas. Sit down.

Dallas: Didn't you tell me once she didn't like you?

Bonnie: Yeah, I probably said I didn't like her. But she's trying to be nice since its Christmas. I guess I should be making an effort, too. None of which explains how you knew I'd be here.

Dallas: Oh, no, I went to your office first. Someone there told me to try the diner. Actually, they asked me to give you this.

Bonnie: Wait, but that's --

Dallas: What?

Bonnie: It's my Christmas present to Sarah. She sent it back?

Henry: Yeah. Yeah, yeah, yeah. So, the papers are all in order? 'Cause I am leaving now. I don't want anything to slow things down. No, I have cash. That still works, doesn't it?

Vienna: Henry? Just who are you talking to?

Henry: No, I am not interested in aluminum siding. Thank you very much.

Vienna: Henry, you don't fool me. Just who were you talking to about papers right now?

Holden: Hey, I thought I saw Noah's truck pull up.

Luke: Yeah, he's out in the barn with the girls.

Holden: Do I need to go rescue him?

Luke: No, no. You know, Noah's never really had any family, so he loves spending time with them.

Holden: You seem like you're in a pretty good mood.

Luke: I am. I am. I'm in a very good mood. It's just really -- nice to share all this with him.

Holden: Yeah.

Luke: What? I thought you were cool with everything.

Holden: No, I am. It's just got me thinking. I know things have been kind of strained between you and your mom.

Luke: Whereas things between you and her are just going perfectly.

Holden: It's Christmas. The girls, they -- I know that it would be awkward --

Luke: So basically you're saying that you'd like for her to be here. All right. Well -- and this just may be a really crazy idea. But off the top of my head, why don't you call her and ask her?

Holden: And you're okay with that?

Luke: Dad -- you're asking me if I'm okay with spending Christmastime with my mother. I think that the one who has the real issue with it is you.

Holden: You know what, sometimes you can be a real pain.

[Luke chuckles]

[Holden calls Lily]

Holden: Lily? It's Holden.

Lily: Is something wrong?

Holden: No, no, nothing's wrong. Listen, Luke and I, we were talking, and -- I'm not sure if you have any plans or anything, I mean, I know this is kind of last-minute --

Luke: Oh, man, you are so lame. Mom -- come to the farm and have dinner.

Aaron: Hey. The guy at the store said that this might help with the pain. No, no. Don't get up. I got it.

Sofie: You know, you really don't have to take care of me like this.

Aaron: Yeah, well, somebody has to. But you're supposed to still be in the hospital. Here you go.

Sofie: Thank you.

Aaron: You're crying?

Sofie: Yeah, it's my baby's first Christmas. She's alone. I'm here.

Aaron: But she's so tiny, she doesn't know that yet. It's gonna be okay.

Sofie: No, no. No, it's not. You know, Cole's right. How can I be a good mother? I burst into tears every time I try to figure out what I'm going to do. It's not very constructive.

Aaron: Sofie, you've been through a lot. Okay? You're just really exhausted. You need to get some sleep.

Sofie: No. I think it's about time that I woke up.

Gwen: No, it's not an opinion. She simply is the prettiest baby of all the babies. Even the other parents and grandparents said so.

Will: But those are the parents and grandparents of boys. And they were saying that so they'd sound objective when they said that their kid was the best looking.

Gwen: And all the babies were beautiful. All of them.

Will: Do you want to get out of here? You okay?

Gwen: Yeah. No, I'm good. I wanna see Dr. Bob. I, uh -- here. I took this at the last Christmas that we had together.

Will: Bob and Jen.

Gwen: Yeah. Do you think it's weird that I want to give it to him?

Will: No. I think it's a wonderful idea.

Gwen: Okay.

Sofie: I just think I was so wrapped up in Cole that I wasn't thinking about the baby, I was thinking about myself.

Aaron: That's not true, Sofie.

Sofie: Aaron -- when I was pregnant, the baby was an idea. Almost a fantasy. But now, she's real. And she needs her mom to be an adult.

[Phone rings]

Aaron: I'll get it.

Sofie: No, no, no. Don't, don't, don't, don't, don't. If its Cole, you shouldn't -- but we both know, it's not going to be Cole, so -- hello? Yes, this is Sofie Duran. What -- is there a problem? Is she okay? Okay. Yeah, yeah. I'll be right there. That was someone from the hospital.

Aaron: Is something wrong with the baby?

Sofie: No, they said she was fine. They just -- they need to speak to me right away.

Sofie: Excuse me?

Nurse: Can I help you?

Sofie: My name is Sofie Duran. Someone just called me about my baby.

Gigi: That was me.

Sofie: Um, are you a doctor?

Gigi: No, no, I'm not, Ms. Duran. My name is Gigi Lewis, and I'm from social services.

Lily: Hi.

Holden: Hey, pal.

Lily: Merry Christmas. Merry Christmas.

Holden: How's it going?

Lily: Is going great. He's got a new friend at day care.

Holden: Is that right?

Lily: Prettiest girl there.

Holden: Oh. Well, it's never too early to focus on what's important.

Lily: Yeah. You have no idea how much this means to me. That you invited me here. Thank you.

Holden: Well, Luke did.

Lily: Oh, it was his idea?

Holden: No, no, it was mine. It's just not so easy to know how to do this.

Lily: I know. So, I was thinking maybe --

Holden: What?

Lily: For the next couple of days, we could forget about us, our divorce, and just try to give the kids the Christmas they deserve.

Holden: You know what? I was thinking the exact same thing.

Lily: We agree. A Christmas miracle. [Holden chuckles] Come on, let's go inside.

Holden: Come on, buddy.

Lily: Hello?

Emma: Oh, Lily! Oh.

Lily: How are you? Hi, girls.

Faith: You have to see the collage I made in school. Grandma put it up on the mantel.

Emma: Yes, well, she'll see it soon. Let her say hello to Luke and Noah first.

Lily: Okay. I can't wait to see it.

Emma: Oh, little sweetheart. You wanna go in and see the Christmas lights?

Holden: Come on, buddy. Come on, girls.

Faith: Grandma, tell us again about when Daddy was little and knocked over the tree.

Holden: Hey.

Emma: When he knocked over the tree?

Holden: What about the statute of limitations?

Luke: Ah, and this is Christmas. The same old stories, the same old jokes --

Lily: Oh, you're such a cynic. We're not gonna have to change one moment of it. Not one tradition.

Luke: I was IMing with Jade. And she says she got the package, but she hasn't opened it yet.

Lily: Oh, she's lying.

Luke: Well, yes, I know. I know. She's probably exchanged everything. But she gives you her love, and she's really glad that you're here. That we're all here. Together.

Lily: I am, too.

Dallas: You have any idea why Sarah sent it back?

Bonnie: I think it's pretty obvious, isn't it? She still blames me for the divorce. For leaving Isaac. Leaving Florida.

Dallas: A divorce takes two people.

Bonnie: That's not how my daughter sees it.

Dallas: Have you talked to her?

Bonnie: I try to call her. I think she's screening her calls. I try. All I want to do is just say I -- damn it.

Dallas: Bonnie, Bonnie, Bonnie -- I'm sorry.

Bonnie: You know what? Why don't you have this? I'm not that hungry.

Vienna: You know I will wear you down. You know that I will make you tell me what you're planning.

Henry: Oh, Vienna, it's Christmas. There are secrets.

Vienna: No, not from me. No secrets from me. Because the last time you did something secret, we ended up with a diner.

Henry: Yes. A diner that you now love.

Vienna: Don't be rational with me. I don't like it. And I don't like you go off alone.

Henry: What do you mean? Who's talking about going off alone?

Vienna: You just did it! On the phone. So you see, you might as well just tell me what you're up to, because I am not letting you out of my sight. What are you looking at?

Henry: Her. She looks so sad, don't you think?

Vienna: Uh-oh. She looks even sadder than what she did before. You know what, I think it's time for some pepparkakor.

Henry: Yeah. A soft heart, Sweetheart. Gets ya every time.

Luke: Hey, what's wrong? What?

Noah: Your family. I mean, your parents are about to get divorced, and yet, they still seem so -- nice and happy.

Luke: I know.

Noah: I mean, they don't seem like they want to get divorced.

Luke: I know. I don't know, I keep telling myself that it's just a phase. But I can't wait for them to grow up.

Lily: Look at this picture of the girls playing with Ethan under the Christmas tree. So cute!

Holden: He looks just like Luke at that age.

Lily: I know. And now he's out on the porch with his boyfriend. Time does fly, doesn't it?

Holden: It sure does.

Lily: He's a good boy.

Holden: He is. A good kid.

Lily: Thanks to you.

Holden: Thanks to us.

Lily: Now, another tradition. Year after year -- the mistletoe. I get to hang the mistletoe, and your mother knows I'm too short to do it.

[Holden chuckles]

Holden: Mama, she's subtle, isn't she?

Lily: Yes. That's what I love about her. You know what it is. You know what to do with it.

Holden: I do.

Faith: Mom, Ethan's behind the Christmas tree and he won't come out. He's going to knock it over.

Natalie: Just like Daddy.

Lily: Oh. Right. Hurry, hurry, hurry. Just like Daddy.

Gigi: The hospital called me. Everyone's very concerned that you checked yourself out prematurely.

Sofie: I'm okay.

Gigi: Sofie, a cesarean is a serious procedure. You could need medical attention.

Sofie: Well, I just -- I don't want to stay here, okay?

Gigi: Okay. So the number that I had for you, that's a motel, right? That's where you're staying?

Sofie: It's just temporary. I'm -- I'm getting a room at the Lakeview.

Gigi: Really. You can afford that?

Sofie: My friends are going to help me out.

Gigi: Okay. Well, what about the baby's father?

Aaron: I'm a friend.

Sofie: The father, um -- he left. He's not very interested in the baby.

Gigi: So, you'll be the sole financial provider. What do you do, Sofie?

Sofie: I was a waitress.

Gigi: Was?

Sofie: I got fired. But I'm going back to that job, and I'm going to start working right away.

Gigi: Have you arranged for day care?

Aaron: Okay, come on. Now you're just grilling her. She's trying to do the right thing. The father split, she's still trying to get over having the baby, okay? Can you just cut her some slack?

Gigi: Sofie, you just had a baby and you're all alone. It's my job to find out if you've made plans, made decisions. And it doesn't seem to me like you have.

Sofie: Are you going to take my baby away from me?

Gigi: I want you to know that taking your baby from you is the last thing that we want to do. But we need to know that you're able to take care of her, and not just that you want to. You don't have family and you're not working right now. I will try to help you as much as I can.

Sofie: Thank you.

Gigi: That doesn't change that the baby is your responsibility. And it's only fair to her that you be really, really honest with yourself. That's my cell number, on the back. You call me if you need help.

Sofie: Thank you.

Gigi: I saw your daughter. She's very beautiful.

Aaron: Hey, don't freak out, okay? We'll figure this out.

Sofie: She didn't freak me out. She just thinks what's most important is what's best for the baby. She's right.

Dallas: This is great. I mean, you sure you don't want any?

Bonnie: No.

Dallas: Hey, is this yours?

Bonnie: Dallas --

Dallas: Oh, man! Is this what I think it is? Courtside? You got me courtside seats?

Bonnie: Oh, no. No, I didn't.

Dallas: But it says right there. Oh. It's not for me. Right? It's for Holden.

Bonnie: That's right.

Dallas: You got him courtside seats to a Bulls game? I mean, it's like a man giving a woman a ring.

Bonnie: No, it isn't.

Dallas: No, because a ring isn't as good as this. You know, you really should save that for marriage.

Bonnie: Okay -- what is it going to take for me to communicate how much this isn't your business?

Dallas: Fine. We're family. And you've been hurt really bad. It is my business if you're going to get hurt even worse.

Bonnie: I know how to take care of myself, Dallas. And everything's going to be fine.

Aaron: You okay?

Sofie: Yeah. I'm just thinking about what that woman said. The thing about Cole --

Aaron: Yeah?

Sofie: You never liked him, so you thought everything was his fault. But with the baby here, I have to look at everything honestly. And honestly -- I think part of me liked never having to make a decision. I kind of put my life in Cole's hands so I didn't have to think about it.

Aaron: You decided to keep the baby, okay? He didn't make all the decisions.

Sofie: Let's go see her, okay?

Aaron: Yeah, okay. Yeah.

Sofie: I did decide to keep my baby. So it's my job to make sure that she has a good life.

Gwen: I really think Bob knew we were there.

Will: Yeah. The way you can just talk to him like that, it's really great.

Gwen: Oh, I just remember how good he was to me when I was having such a hard time.

Will: Christmas really isn't going to be the same without him reading to the kids in pediatrics, you know?

Gwen: You think they're just not going to do it this year at all?

Nurse: That is not an option. Hi, Will.

Will: Hi, Liz. This is Gwen. Liz McKevitt.

Gwen: Yeah. Yeah, I remember, you took care of Jen.

Nurse: I saw you going in to Dr. Bob, so I waited.

Will: You want me to? I can't --

Nurse: Read. Read.

Will: "Dear Will, I can still see you as a little boy looking up at Bob, listening as he read. I can't think of anyone better to keep the tradition going. Love, Aunt Kim."

Gwen: You don't have a choice.

Will: No, I don't have a choice.

Emma: Oh, Noah, now look, Ethan has eaten more than you. You're going to hurt my feelings if you don't eat anymore.

Noah: Ma'am, it's delicious. I just haven't had this much food in all of December.

Luke: Well, you can work it off by going down to the church with Grandma and delivering Christmas presents.

Holden: He doesn't have to if he doesn't want to.

Luke: Yes, he does. I'm going to get him in the Christmas spirit, even if it kills him.

Emma: Oh, I need a truck this year. Craig bought out the whole store. I don't know.

Lily: Really.

Holden: Oh, what? He buys presents? So, he's a good person now?

Emma: Oh now, Holden, stop it.

Faith: Hey, Noah, do you want to play video games with me after church?

Noah: Uh, no. You keep beating me.

Faith: Well, you're never going to get any better if you don't try.

Lily: Hey, hey. You know what, where's the potatoes? Does anyone else want potatoes?

Holden: Sure.

Lily: And how are exams? Are you finished with those?

Noah: Oh, yeah. I'm all done. I actually just wrote about "The Best Years of our Lives."

Emma: Oh! That was my mother's favorite movie. They don't make movies like that anymore.

Noah: No, no. I wrote about the moment when Teresa Wright opens the door on Fredric March and --

[Luke gets up and walks over to the counter to pick up the butter dish. Everyone looks up and watches]

Luke: What? We were out of butter.

[Everyone gasps]

Holden: Thank you.

Vienna: Oh! You! You are in serious trouble!

Henry: Okay, okay. Merry Christmas to you, too.

Vienna: No, you made me feel sorry for that girl just so you could sneak out.

Henry: Well, yes, that is me. I am the definition of sneaky.

Vienna: Oh, you are pleased with yourself, aren't you?

Henry: I'm pleased with everything today. I have the most beautiful woman in the world, uh, and I'm about to celebrate my very first Christmas with her. And I have nailed down not a good, but a great Christmas present.

Vienna: It better be.

Henry: You know how we talked about making a baby?

Vienna: Henry, do you really think it's wise of you to bring that up now that I'm already mad at you? Huh?

Henry: I know. I thought about what you said. About sharing our love, about being a family -- and, well -- it's not a baby. It's actually a little bit better. Oh -- [In playful voice] Merry Christmas, Vienna. [Henry takes a puppy out of the box] [Vienna sighs] Well, that went well.

Luke: Yeah. So, at first, I could just stand and then Noah would get up and walk further away, and then I'd walk further and further to get to him. And the rest, as they say, is history.

Faith: Should I go see if Daddy's okay?

Lily: Oh, he just needs some time alone, Honey. That's all.

Faith: Well, Grandma's crying. Why should he leave us because --?

Emma: Oh, Lovie --

Holden: I'm sorry. I, uh --

Luke: What? You needed some air?

Holden: I just want to say how proud I am to have you as my son.

Luke: I know that, Dad. I always know that.

Holden: To Luke.

Lily: Oh, yes.

All: To Luke.

Emma: Now, wait, wait, wait -- just a minute, I think is incomplete. To Luke and to Noah.

Lily: Oh, yes.

Emma: Thank you.

Lily: To Luke and to Noah.

Emma: Here we go.

All: Cheers.

Emma: Merry Christmas, Noah. I'm so excited.

Will: And now, boys and girls, "'Twas the Night before Christmas."

[Speaks gibberish]

Kids: No!

Will: What? Oh! Oh, thank you. Okay. All right. Here we go. "'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there. The children were nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of sugar plums danced in their heads. And Mama in her kerchief and I in my cap, had just settled down for a long winter's nap."

Will: "He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work, and filled all the stockings, and then turned with a jerk. And laying his finger aside of his nose, and giving a nod, up the chimney he rose. He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle, and away they all flew like the down on a thistle. But I heard him exclaim, as he drove out of sight, 'Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night."

[Sofie and Aaron are listening around the corner]

[Applause]

Liz: He's a natural. Your kids will be very lucky.

Henry: Vienna, would you at least come out here and say hello?

Vienna: I'm not going to say hello to a dog. It is a dumb animal, and I don't converse with dumb animals. Except you.

Henry: You know, maybe I'm being a little too sensitive here, but I'm getting a feeling that you're not as happy about this as I had hoped.

Vienna: I wanted a baby, and you gave me a puppy!

Henry: I know. But this gives us a chance to find out if we can take care of something else, you know?

Vienna: Oh! My Christmas present is a pooper scooper!

Henry: Yeah, it's better than diapers, don't you think? Let's just have the puppy now, and then we can we can talk again about a baby.

Vienna: I think that will be very difficult.

Henry: Why?

Vienna: Because, as of right now -- I am not talking to you at all.

[Henry mocks puppy whimpering]

Lily: That was the best Christmas present ever.

Luke: Good. Because I didn't have any time to get to the mall.

Lily: Oh, that's okay.

Holden: Hey, Ethan's asleep.

Lily: Oh, okay. Uh, well since I'm coming back in the morning, is it okay if he just spends the night here?

Holden: Yeah, that's fine.

Lily: Okay. Well, I'll see you when I come back with the girls. Okay?

Luke: We'll go with you. We'll walk out. You hear that? Walk!

Lily: Oh, good, good, good. Come on.

Luke: And then, and then, I'm going to stand there and I'm going to look at that new foal.

Lily: Come on. Let's go.

Emma: Here you go, my sweetheart. Oh, look at you. Look at you.

Holden: Just make sure he takes it easy, okay?

Noah: I'll take care of him.

Holden: All right.

Emma: Thank you. Thank you.

Holden: Quite a night, huh?

Emma: Yes, quite a night. It's not over yet. I've got a closet full of things to wrap.

Holden: Hey, I thought you said you were cutting back this year.

Emma: I lied. Start with the dishes. I'll be out to help in a bit.

[Knock on door]

Holden: Bonnie.

Bonnie: Hey. Uh, I hope it's not too late.

Holden: No. No, not at all. This is great.

Faith: It was really nice to have you at the farm tonight.

Lily: It was. Thank you. Thank you so much. It was so much fun.

Faith: So -- what's going to happen on Christmas?

Lily: I'll come over to the farm in the morning, and we'll go to church, come back and open up our presents, like always.

Faith: But it's not going to be like always if you and Dad aren't together.

Lily: Honey, we're a family. And Christmas is a time for families.

Faith: And miracles.

Lily: Yeah. And miracles.

Holden: What?

Bonnie: It's you. You look -- you look happy.

Holden: That's 'cause I am. Luke's walking again.

Bonnie: Holden, that's wonderful.

Holden: Yeah, he waited until we were all together. And it was his Christmas present to us.

Bonnie: And Lily was there?

Holden: She was. In fact, it's probably the first time I've seen her smile in a very long time.

Bonnie: You know, I saw you, and I knew you were happy. That makes you wonder, doesn't it?

Holden: About what?

Bonnie: Maybe you really don't want this divorce?

[Doorbell rings]

Will: Please, please do not be my mother.

Gwen: Oh, come on, Will, it's Christmas.

Will: Yeah, who knows, maybe it's Santa. Sofie, hi.

Sofie: I know it's late.

Gwen: Is everything all right with the baby?

Sofie: Yeah, she's fine. I just need to ask you both a question.

Gwen: Come in. Come on, it's freezing outside.

Sofie: Your tree is -- it's beautiful.

Gwen: Oh, thanks.

Sofie: You've really made quite a home here, haven't you?

Gwen: We like it.

Sofie: Yeah, I bet. Cole told me how you grew up. So, I guess this means everything to you.

Gwen: Actually, will does. But --

Sofie: Look at all this.

Gwen: Oh, yeah, this is, um -- I was telling you about this. This is the baby stuff. We were gonna bring it by tomorrow.

Sofie: All of this?

Will: Sofie, you said you wanted to ask us something.

Sofie: I did. I did. When you said that you thought of me as part of the family -- did you mean it?

Holden: The fact that we're both happy about Luke, it really doesn't change things between us. She's still with Dusty.

Bonnie: Well, you know, I shouldn't have said anything. Don't let me ruin your wonderful night with my big mouth.

Holden: And heart. Not a lot of divorce lawyers double as marriage counselors. Bad for business.

Bonnie: Okay, all right. All right. Now that you're smiling -- drum roll, please. Please. [Bonnie hums] Merry Christmas.

Holden: You've got to be kidding me!

Bonnie: It's only under one condition. You've got to take me.

Holden: Where did you get these? Nobody can get these!

Bonnie: I just pulled in a few favors.

Holden: Bonnie, this is great. Thank you. Hey, guys.

Lily: Hey. Hey, Bonnie.

Bonnie: Hey.

Lily: Merry Christmas.

Bonnie: Same to you.

Lily: Oh, thanks.

Bonnie: Hey, I was just leaving.

Lily: Oh, no, don't go, please. Don't go. I was just, um -- I was just dropping off the girls. No problem. And I'll be back to see them in the morning, okay?

Holden: Okay. Why don't you girls go upstairs, and I'll be up in a minute. Okay?

Faith: Okay.

Holden: Don't wake up your brother.

Faith: We won't.

Lily: Well, I should get going. I'll see you tomorrow morning, Holden. Bonnie, good night.

Holden: Good night.

Bonnie: I hope I didn't make things too awkward for Lily.

Holden: You know what, I wouldn't worry about it. Bonnie, these are amazing. You really shouldn't have.

Bonnie: Oh, I wanted to.

Holden: I didn't get anything for you, though.

Bonnie: Don't go there. It's just a simple thank you for being my very first client since I've been back in town. So, just let me just, hmm, get this date and I will be out of here -- oh, wouldn't you know it?

Holden: What?

Bonnie: I just think I left my date book back at the diner. How about I call you about the date after Christmas, all right?

Holden: Okay.

Bonnie: All right.

Holden: Bonnie?

Bonnie: Yeah?

Holden: Thank you.

Bonnie: Merry Christmas, Holden.

Customer #1: What kind of puppy is that?

Vienna: Unwanted.

Customer #2: Oh, it's so cute.

Vienna: Your order will be right up.

Henry: You know, maybe, if you just held me for a little bit, Vienna, you'll see how cute I am.

Vienna: You may wrap him around your paw. But not me, not ever.

Noah: You have a seat here, and I'll get us some pie.

Luke: No, no. I'm going to stand here and enjoy the air.

Noah: Luke, I promised your dad I wouldn't let you get too tired.

Luke: Come on. I am the furthest thing from tired. I could walk all the way to Chicago and all the way back.

Noah: Okay, well, then, why don't we walk together to the pond tomorrow? Okay?

Luke: Okay. So, are you ready for the chaos to begin? Don't even think about sleeping past 6:00 in the morning. Last year, Natalie literally pulled me out of bed.

Noah: I'm excited about it. I like chaos. Christmas with my father was always very orderly.

Luke: Yeah, I don't wanna talk about that.

Noah: Yeah, actually, I don't, either. Let's not. Luke?

Luke: Yeah?

Noah: Growing up with my dad -- we didn't talk very much. But we definitely didn't talk about --

Luke: Look, look, look. It's okay. It's okay. I know I talk enough for both of us.

Noah: But there's something I need you to know.

Luke: "Luke, I wish I had your way with words, but I donít. Thank you for never giving up on me, even when I pushed you away. Being with you has made me happier than I have ever been. Merry Christmas. Love, Noah." Do you mean that?

Noah: Every word.

Luke: So you can write it, but you can't say it?

Noah: It's not something we really grew up saying in my house. I never really felt comfortable -- but you have to know how I feel about you.

Gwen: Yes. Of course we meant it. You are part of the family. If you ever need anything, you just ask.

Will: Is there something you need?

Sofie: Maybe. I haven't decided yet. But if -- if I gave you my baby to raise, will you let me be part of her life?

Luke: Look up. Your card -- when I first came out, it was fine. But I was lonely. I looked at Will and Gwen -- and Casey and Maddie, and I thought that is something that I'm never going to have. And not just the attraction, but -- I don't know, just -- just the feeling of walking into a room and having somebody who is happy to see you. You know? Not having to say everything or spell everything out. But still, having somebody who knows what you mean. And I think, I think these feelings have a word. And you don't have to say this back. You don't have to say this back. But I love you, Noah. And I'm so in love with you.

Noah: Luke -- same here.

Henry: Hey, we're closed -- is something wrong?

Bonnie: Yeah, I think I left my day planner here. It's just got my entire life in it.

Henry: Vienna, did you see a day planner?

Vienna: No. No, I didn't see anything.

Bonnie: Well, I was sitting over there. And I just -- no! No, wait! Stop him! You've got to stop him!

Henry: Puppy! Puppy, put that down!

Bonnie: Wait, he's running away!

Henry: I'll get him. I'll get him.

Bonnie: Please!

Vienna: Oh, such a good puppy. Such a little sweetheart.

Bonnie: That sweetheart ate my planner!

Vienna: Well, perhaps this will teach you to take better care of your things. Oh, yeah, because if Peppar wants to be a good little dog, we can't leave temptation lying around, can we?

Henry: Peppar?

Vienna: Oh, it's short for Pepparkakor. Now, give Daddy a nice big kiss.

Henry: Daddy?

Vienna: Isn't Daddy the bestest? He knew just exactly what Mommy wanted for Christmas. Didn't he?

Holden: Sorry. I didn't know anyone was down here.

Luke: No, no. It's okay. It could've been Grandma.

Holden: I think it's about time to call it a night. Don't you? You're sleeping upstairs, right? You can do steps?

Luke: I can do steps.

Holden: Mama made up the couch for you. Anything else you need?

Noah: Oh, no. No, I'm good.

Holden: Then good night. It's good to have you here, Noah. I want you to know that.

Noah: Thanks for having me.

Holden: Night, Luke.

Luke: Night. I'll see you in a bit.

Holden: Yes, you will.

Noah: Well. Good night.

Luke: Good night. Noah?

Noah: Yeah. Me, too.

Gwen: Yes. Yes, of course you'd be a part of her life. We would want that.

Will: She'd grow up knowing you, and knowing that it was you who made us her parents.

Sofie: That's all I want her to know. I, um -- well, I -- good night.

Gwen: Oh, my God, Will. Do you think?

Will: Yeah, I do.

Gwen: Yeah?

Will: Merry Christmas.

Lisa: You may wonder why we're dressed like this.

Jack: There's only one way to find out.

Bob: Watch us tomorrow for a special holiday episode of "As the World Turns."

Kim: Where we go back to a time of elegance and romance.

Emily: You'll be sure to enjoy it.

Lily: So, please join us. We'll see you there. And --

All: Happy holidays!

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