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As The World Turns Transcript Wednesday 2/13/08

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Henry: I'm feeling frisky. What do you say, we close up a little early, and do something wicked?

Vienna: Ooh, I like the sound of that. What do you have in mind, Mr. Frisky?

Henry: Well, I've got my eye on a filly named Sweet Justice and there's 50 bucks burning a hole in the register, so I was thinking, why don't we --

Vienna: No. I mean it, Henry. No more gambling! Now have a bite of my pepparkakor and forget all about those silly horses.

Henry: Hey, no -- no, thank you.

Vienna: What? But I thought you loved my pepparkakor. I -- oh, I -- I see what's going on. You're tired of me, aren't you?

Henry: Oh, Liebchen, no!

Vienna: Well, you say that I'm irresistible and that you love and adore every single inch of me. But that's not enough, is it? Living a conventional life and running a diner is too boring. You want adventure and action and danger --

Henry: Vienna, Sweetheart, you are -- all the excitement that I need.

Vienna: Well --

Henry: Yeah.

Vienna: Spicing things up every now and then, you know, doesn't sound too bad.

Henry: I like the sound of that.

Gray: Henry! It's good to see you again.

Henry: Yeah --

Gray: So, this is the famous Al's diner that I've heard so much about.

Henry: Yeah, best food in Oakdale. You won't be disappointed.

Gray: No, I don't think I will be.

Casey: You got your money. What are you doing here?

Matt: You can't get rid of me that easy.

Casey: This isn't a good time --

Matt: Dude. I'm hurt. I thought we were friends, Man.

Casey: Look, I'm sorry but I cannot do this here.

Matt: Oh, you don't want an ex-con hanging around. I get it.

Casey: No, no, it's not like that --

Matt: Hey, no worries, Man. No worries. You've got a nice place to live, you've got your old life back. You don't need complications, Dude. I'll see you around.

Casey: No -- no, come in, it's freezing out there.

Matt: Are you sure?

Casey: Yeah, my parents are at work. It's cool. You want a soda?

Matt: Yeah, sure.

Casey: What do you like?

Matt: I'll take whatever you've got.

Vienna: Why did you invite him here?

Henry: Well, we have a sign that says, come in, we're open. It seems to be working.

Vienna: I don't want your gambling buddies here. This is a family restaurant.

Henry: Sweetie, he's probably just going to have a quick lunch and be on his way. I will find out what he wants, okay?

Vienna: No, I will deal with this. What would you like?

Gray: I don't know. It all looks so good.

Matt: Who's this dude?

Casey: Adam. My brother.

Matt: I don't ever remember you mentioning him. You two close?

Casey: We were. Not any more.

Matt: What happened?

Casey: It's a long story and it didn't end very well. Let's just leave it at that.

Matt: That bad, huh?

Casey: Yeah -- hey, come on, I'm getting reacquainted with my game system. Do you want to lose?

Matt: You are going to regret that invitation -- I am the master.

Casey: You wish!

Matt: You wish? Where is it?

Margo: Hey, Casey, I'm home!

Matt: I thought we were going to be burning --

Margo: Adam?

Matt: How do you start it?

[Lucinda remembering]

Dusty: So what's in it for you?

Lucinda: I don't know what you're talking about.

Dusty: Chris's champion. Allowing memo 21 to move forward. There's got to be something in it for you.

Lucinda: Chris's champion? I always want what's best for Memorial and for Oakdale. You tell me, what else could there be?

Dusty: The fallout from this isn't going to be pretty. I hope you're ready for it.

Lucinda: I wasn't ready, Darling. I'm sorry. It should never have happened.

Paul: Lucinda, are you talking to yourself?

Craig: Well, it looks today might not be such a bad day after all.

Meg: Give it up, Craig. I signed the papers. Worldwide belongs to Lucinda now. You'll never get it back.

Craig: It's not the corporation that I want to get back, Meg.

Meg: You're hopeless.

Craig: Oh, I see you finally put Paul Ryan in his place. Well, that's a good sign.

Paul: You don't look so hot.

Lucinda: Oh, yeah? Thanks a lot. Thanks.

Paul: Oh, I'm sorry. You'll bounce back, I'm sure. You always do.

Lucinda: Oh, yeah, I'll bounce back. Sure. Dusty's not going to be bouncing back anytime soon.

Paul: Yeah, well, that's not your fault. I'm glad you're okay. You and Lily came close to losing your own lives.

Lucinda: I'm sorry Lily had to suffer because of all of this. Evan Walsh, he used his name and my reputation for that damn research project. I was helpless. I couldn't stop him.

Paul: No, what could you do?

Lucinda: I could have -- I could have been more suspicious. Dusty was. Of course, he paid for it.

Paul: Look, I think it's terrible that Dusty is dead, but you didn't put the needle in his arm. Evan Walsh did that. Now, Evan Walsh is dead, too. So --

Lucinda: It's a terrible blow for the hospital. It's reputation, for heaven's sake. Good thing, Bob Hughes, he's going to recover. That's the only bright spot in this whole tragedy --

Paul: Actually, you know what? There is -- there is one other bright spot. You got what you wanted.

Lucinda: Huh?

Paul: Worldwide -- well, Worldwide is yours again.

Lucinda: I guess I've got you to blame for that.

Meg: Are you spying on me?

Craig: Oh, quite the contrary. I had no idea you were here. I certainly didn't know I was going to get this kind of wonderful reception.

Meg: This has nothing to do with you.

Craig: Actually, no, you're wrong about that. And a picture speaks 1,000 words, and that picture tells me, I still have a chance.

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

Craig: You know me better than that, Meg. No, I'm never going to give up on us.

Meg: There is no us, Craig. There never was and there never will be.

Craig: You're wrong. We had something special. You know it and so do I.

Meg: That doesn't change who you are. The only person you really care about is you.

Craig: Well, that might have been true before you came into my life, but you changed me. You made me a better man.

Meg: Yeah, you know what? Even I'm not a miracle worker.

Craig: Don't underestimate yourself. You could still make me the man you want in your life.

Meg: It's too late, Craig. Like I said, leave me the hell alone.

Paul: I thought you'd be celebrating. I thought you'd be thrilled to get Worldwide back.

Lucinda: Oh yeah? At what price?

Paul: At what price? Craig is destroyed. That's -- that's priceless.

Lucinda: Oh, yeah, I would've thought that. And in fact, I did think that once. I would've done anything -- moved heaven and earth -- to get my company back.

Paul: Well, you've succeeded.

Lucinda: Well, I'm such a success then why do I feel like such a dismal failure?

Paul: What if I told you that I could make everything better? I just might have a plan that could solve both our problems.

Lucinda: Oh, it's very interesting.

Paul: Great. Glad you think so. So, it's settled then.

Lucinda: Hold on a minute. Just because I like it, that doesn't mean I'm going to go along with it.

Paul: Come on, Lucinda -- it's a win-win.

Lucinda: Unless Craig manages to outsmart us, as he's done in the past.

Paul: What if I told you that I could make Craig Montgomery disappear?

Lucinda: Now you're losing me, Darling. Because the end of the world would come and Craig would be creepy-crawling out of the baseboards.

Paul: No. The time is now. The time is now. He's lost Meg, he's lost Worldwide, he's vulnerable now. The time is now.

Lucinda: Yeah? You want to take advantage of him while he's down?

Paul: What? I mean, unless that offends your newfound high moral standards.

Lucinda: No -- no. I can make an exception in this case. Sure I can, if it means getting Craig out of Oakdale for good.

Paul: Great. Then I say, let's go for it.

Meg: You can't have me, Craig! I'm not some kind of business acquisition you can just snap up like a hostile takeover.

Craig: Oh, I never thought you were that easy, but you were always worth the challenge.

Meg: You know, you are delusional if you think you're going to get me back.

Craig: I learned from my mistakes, and I'm only asking for a chance to prove that. We can still be together, Meg. A family.

Meg: You're not exactly the ideal family man, Craig. Your oldest son is dead. Your daughter, Lucy, took your youngest son away from you. She knew from painful experiences what a disaster of a father you are. So, if she can't trust you, why should I?

Craig: You're right. I have lost everyone that is most precious to me, and I'm not going to let that happen again. I have not given up on getting Lucy and Johnny back. I am not giving up on you, Meg.

Margo: Adam! Oh, Casey? What's going on?

Casey: Mom, I didn't think you would be home so early.

Margo: Well, I guess not. Um -- who's this?

Matt: I'm Matt. Matt O’Connor. It's a pleasure to meet you, Mrs. Hughes.

Margo: Well, it's a pleasure to meet you, Matt O’Connor. I don't think Casey's ever mentioned you.

Casey: Matt and I ran into each other this morning --

Matt: Casey and I were buddies at Oakdale U.

Margo: Oh, is that so?

Matt: Yeah. Casey never mentioned me?

Margo: No.

Casey: Matt was a transfer student. He wasn't in school with me for long.

Margo: Oh.

Matt: I've been trying to talk Casey into going back.

Margo: How's that going for you?

Matt: It's a tough sell.

Margo: Yeah, tell me about it.

Matt: I keep saying, don't be a quitter, Casey.

Margo: Don't be a quitter, Casey!

Casey: So, Mom, what are you doing home in the middle of the day?

Margo: Well, even the Chief of Detectives gets time off for good behavior.

Matt: Wow. Casey, you didn't tell me your mom was such a big deal.

Margo: It's not such a big deal. It's actually kind of a drag.

Matt: You probably need some down time. I'll get out of your way.

Casey: Yeah, catch you later, Matt.

Margo: No, no, no, no -- stay, stay! Stay for lunch. We've got plenty of food.

Matt: Sounds great. I'm really starving. Casey, is that cool?

Margo: It's cool with Casey.

Casey: Yeah, sure.

Margo: Okay, Honey, why don't you get the rest of the groceries out of the car, and I will get to know Matt.

Vienna: So, what can I get for you, Mr. Gerard?

Gray: Gray. What do you recommend?

Vienna: Everything is good. Everyone loves my pepparkakor.

Gray: Beautiful and a cook -- Henry is a lucky man.

Vienna: No, no, no. I'm the lucky one. Henry is smart, generous and faithful, but unfortunately, he also love high stakes games. So, if you're here to corrupt him, I won't let that happen. Henry has better things to do than playing games, unless it's with me, of course.

Gray: You have my word. I do not want to get on your bad side. So tell me, what is a beautiful woman like you doing working in a diner?

Vienna: Well, Henry and I own this establishment. Not only am I the cook, I'm the waitress and hostess, and I make sure our customers are happy.

Gray: I'm sure you're very good at what you do.

Vienna: So, what would you like?

Gray: You know, I really can't decide.

Vienna: Try the pepparkakor, you can't go wrong.

Gray: I think I will. I think I'm in very good hands.

Matt: Hey Casey, did you pick a major yet?

Casey: Nope.

Margo: Nope! Wouldn't think of it! Doesn't want to go back! Even though his dad and I want him to, and we'd cover all the costs.

Matt: Ah, he's hopeless. You know, my parents actually can't afford to help out. That's why I had to drop out to save up some money, but I can't wait to go back.

Margo: Well, I hope you can convince Casey of that, too. If you can, his dad and I would mightily grateful. Speak of the devil.

Tom: Uh-oh. Talking about me again?

Margo: Only good things, Baby. Come on in. This is Casey's friend, Matt O’Connor.

Tom: Pleased to meet you, Matt.

Matt: How are you doing?

Tom: Hey, Case.

Casey: I didn't know you would be home, too. If you guys want some time, me and Matt will head out --

Margo: Whoa, Casey. We're so happy that you're back home, would you just stay? I asked Matt to join us for lunch.

Tom: Oh, Matt. You're about to discover that Margo's cooking is infamous.

Margo: Yeah, well Tom burns toast.

Tom: Hey.

Matt: I'm sure it'll be great. It's been a while since I've had a home-cooked meal.

Casey: Let's go finish our game before lunch.

Matt: Yeah, let's go.

Tom: That's kind of nice to see Casey getting back in the swing of things. But who's that kid?

Margo: Oh, it's somebody he went to Oakdale U. with. He seems like a really nice guy.

Tom: And, what's on your mind?

Margo: It's just when I walked in here, Honey, and I heard the kids -- kids. Just for a second, I though --

Tom: Yeah, I know. Adam.

Margo: I miss him.

Tom: Yeah, me too, Baby.

Vienna: So, what are you doing in Oakdale?

Gray: I'm exploring new business opportunities. Investing. So, you are clearly a woman with an eye for the finer things in life. And you've made a success of this place.

Vienna: Thank you. It hasn't been easy, but it's been a labor of love.

Gray: You know, your eyes sparkle when you're excited. Most women require fine jewelry or furs to achieve that effect. But with you, it comes naturally.

Henry: Excuse us. Something's burning.

Vienna: Oh no.

Henry: It's not the stove -- it is me. I thought you were trying to get rid of him, not get him to propose.

Vienna: Oh, Henry, you're jealous. That's so sweet. But I would never look at any other man. I only have eyes for you.

Henry: That may be true, but Gray's eyes have practically been undressing you, and I'm not going to let him get away with it.

Paul: Hi, thanks for meeting me here.

Emily: You were very cryptic on the phone. What's going on? Ooh, how very cloak and dagger of you. You know, you're lucky I'm a sucker for a good mystery.

Paul: Well then, you're going to love this. It's got a great surprise ending.

Emily: Okay, tell me more.

Paul: Okay, I'll be blunt. Emily, I really need your help.

Henry: Thanks for coming. You can pay on the way out.

Gray: No, I'm not finished yet, Henry.

Henry: Yeah, you are.

Gray: I was enjoying getting to know your lovely wife.

Henry: Actually, Gray, we're not married. But I can assure you, our bond is unbreakable.

Gray: Why not tie the knot? I mean, if I had a woman like Vienna, marriage would only be the beginning.

Henry: Yeah, it's a little unconventional, I agree, be we couldn't be more committed to each other, okay?

Gray: It's a shame the lady doesn't play poker. She'd be a welcome addition to our table.

Henry: Yeah, don't hold your breath. We have better things to do.

Gray: Aw, that's too bad, Henry. I'm on my way to a game right now. I was hoping maybe you'd join me. You did rather well the other day. I was thinking maybe I'd recoup some of my losses.

Henry: Maybe some other time.

Gray: Yeah, you don't want to upset Vienna -- causing trouble in your non-marriage could get tricky.

Vienna: What did he say to make you get smoke out of your ears?

Henry: Nothing, nothing -- I just -- I remembered that I -- we need doggie biscuits.

Vienna: No, Pepper can wait --

Henry: No, no! Won't take me, but a second. I'll be right back, Sweetheart, okay?

Craig: Lucy made a huge mistake when she took Johnny from me. Not a day goes by that I don't think about him. Do you know that he must be talking non-stop by now. I mean, can you imagine what it would be like, not to know the sound of your own child's voice? Not to know what his laugh sounds like? There is nothing that you can say to hurt me, that can possibly compare to the pain I feel in losing my son.

Meg: Your own daughter ran away from you so she could protect her little brother. What does that tell you about yourself?

Craig: Oh, get off your high horse, Meg. What the hell do you know about love, or about honesty? You couldn't even keep your wedding vows.

Meg: I tried to love you.

Craig: It was just a little too complicated, wasn't it? Seeing as you were still in love -- you still are in love -- with Paul Ryan. Whack job, who's even more manipulative and controlling than I am. Good luck with that. [Cell phone rings] What do you want?

Emily: Meet me at Yo’s in ten minutes.

Craig: Why on earth would I do that?

Emily: Trust me. You'll be very interested in what I have to say.

Margo: So, Matt really enjoyed his criminal law course when he was at O.U. Casey, you know, it's not too early for you to start thinking what courses you want to take when you go back.

Casey: Actually, since I'm not going back, it's way too early.

Tom: You know, keep an open mind, because you can't get very far these days without one or two degrees.

Matt: You know, since I had to drop out, I really miss it. I can't wait until I get the money to go back.

Tom: What are you going to study when you get there?

Matt: I actually plan on going to law school.

Tom: Really? Well, Oakdale U. has a great program. That's where I went.

Matt: Well, it's the best. It's not cheap. You know, between tuition and rent, even with loans, it'll take me a while to save up enough.

Margo: Well, why, where are you living?

Matt: I'm actually crashing on a friend's couch. I guess you could say I'm homeless.

Gray: Well, look who got let off his leash.

Henry: We keep the dog on a leash, Gray. I come and go as I please.

Gray: So Vienna knows you're here?

Henry: Why don't you just deal me in, huh?

Gray: Come on. Not bad. Looks like you could use a good luck charm, Henry. Are you expecting Vienna? Let's just hope she lets you win a hand before she drags you out of here.

Henry: That's really funny, Gray, really is. But I think I will have the last laugh. What do you -- what do you guys say about double or nothing? Well boys, it was fun while it lasted --

Gray: That's it?

Henry: But I am out. Yeah, afraid so.

Gray: You're cashing in? Henry. Come on, why play it safe? Win one more hand and who knows, you could surprise Vienna with something decadent.

Henry: All right, deal me in.

Gray: No fear. I like that.

Poker player #1: I'm out.

Poker player #2: I'll raise you two.

Gray: I'll see your two and I'll raise you.

Henry: I'll see you and I'll raise you -- I'll raise you four.

Poker player #2: Too rich for my blood.

Gray: Henry?

Henry: Hmm?

Gray: Cover your bet?

Henry: Oh, I'm good for it.

Gray: I sure hope so.

Poker players: Whoa! Nice hand. Very nice. Very. Oh, man. Not so good hand to been dealt.

Craig: Well, as usual, Emmy, first class all the way.

Emily: Well, yeah -- I didn't want to deal with that awkward moment, you know, when the check comes and you didn't have enough cash to cover it. Speaking of cash, how's that job search going anyway?

Craig: You know what, you didn't ask me here to talk about my job prospects. What do you want?

Emily: To make you a deal. I have some information that can be yours for the right price.

Craig: You've got some swampland you're trying to unload?

Emily: Hmm, no. It's something much more precious than that. Something that's very important to you.

Craig: Why should I believe a word that comes out of your mouth?

Emily: Hmm. I just thought you'd want to find your son.

Meg: Go home, Craig.

Paul: Yeah, uh -- hi.

Meg: You know, if you're here to convince me to come back to you, it's not going to work.

Paul: No, no. Look, I know. You've made that perfectly clear. And I respect your wishes.

Meg: Well, that's a switch. So, why are you here?

Paul: Yeah, actually -- I think that I should probably be asking you that, seeing how as I own the company.

Meg: What?

Paul: Congratulate me. I own Worldwide.

Meg: How did this happen? I mean, Lucinda fought so hard to get this place back. I can't believe that she would willingly give it all up.

Paul: Yeah, well it appears that near death experience at the hands of Evan Walsh has kind of made her reevaluate her life. And now, she wants spend more time with her friends and her family.

Meg: And let you run her company?

Paul: I'm just the CEO. She held onto enough stock that she still makes decisions. She's still going to be on the board.

Meg: I can't believe this.

Paul: No, really, she's going on the board. I'm glad, too. I need her help. Craig left this place a mess. This whole Evan Walsh thing has cost this company millions.

Meg: Well, if anybody can turn it around, I'm sure you can.

Paul: Thanks. You know I love a challenge.

Meg: Well, good luck with everything. I'm really happy for you, Paul.

Paul: Thanks. You know, you're always welcome here.

Meg: You know, I am quite sure you can manage without me.

Paul: Yeah, probably -- but just letting you know that, if you ever need a home, you're always welcome here.

Craig: You know where Johnny is?

Emily: I do, but it's going to cost you.

Craig: And how exactly did you come about this information?

Emily: Oh, in my line of work, it pays to keep your eyes and ears open.

Craig: Oh yeah? Well, you want my money you're going to have to be more specific.

Emily: I don't usually reveal my sources, but you know what, in a case like this, I'm going to make an exception. I overheard Lucinda talking to Lucy.

Craig: And?

Emily: Well, apparently Lucy was busy, because Lucinda said she'd call her back, today, 3:00 sharp.

Craig: Did she say where she was?

Emily: That part, my friend, you're going to have to find out on your own. Follow Lucinda, she'll lead you right to Johnny.

Meg: You know, I shouldn't be surprised. I should have seen this coming.

Paul: You've did good work, Meg. Even cranky Lucinda was impressed.

Meg: Yeah, yeah -- I'm sure she was. I'm sure this was even her idea.

Paul: Actually --

Meg: Come on Paul, give me some credit. I know you're here because you clearly want me back.

Paul: Yeah, I do. But you've made it very clear to me, that you don't ever want that to happen, so --

Meg: So, what? You're suddenly listening to me? You're just giving up?

Paul: Well, isn't that what you want?

Meg: It's exactly what I want.

Paul: You know, what I don't understand is that -- if you don't want anything to do with me, that's fine. But why give up on this company, you know? You wanted to use this company to make a difference.

Meg: It's not my company anymore.

Paul: Look, Meg, if nothing else -- you and I -- we make a good team, right?

Meg: There will never be anything romantic between us again.

Paul: Okay. That's fine.

Meg: Okay? I mean it. I said --

Paul: Okay. I understand.

Meg: Okay.

Paul: Great.

Paul: So, that doesn't mean that you have to give up on your vision. It's important to you. So, our relationship -- strictly professional. Nothing but business, from here on out.

Margo: Wait a minute -- back up, back up. You don't have a place to live?

Matt: I shouldn't have mentioned it.

Casey: Matt's got plenty of friends he can crash with. He'll be fine.

Margo: No, that's not living. Hey, move in here with us. Right? We've got a big house. We've got plenty of room.

Matt: No, no, really -- I was not fishing for an invitation.

Casey: Yeah, he doesn't want to impose.

Margo: It's not an imposition, right Honey?

Tom: Uh, right. Yeah, it'd be nice to have a full house again.

Margo: Okay, great. So, it's settled. You move in with us.

Gray: Looks like your luck ran out, Henry. Oh, well. There's always next time.

Henry: Yeah -- uh -- see I don't exactly -- I don't have the cash on hand.

Gray: Tapped out?

Henry: No, no, no. No, no, no, no, nothing like that. It's just that, it's tied up in the stocks and bonds, the usual stuff.

Gray: Well I'm sure we can make an arrangement. What other assets do you have?

Henry: The diner. I won it in a poker game. Looks like I'm going to lose it in a poker game.

Gray: I don't imagine Vienna will be too happy about that. She seems awfully attached to the place.

Henry: I know. Gray, she'll be devastated. But that's not your concern, is it?

Gray: Still, I would hate to cause Vienna any pain.

Henry: That's very nice of you, Gray. Very nice.

Gray: Don't misunderstand me. A bet's a bet.

Henry: Yeah.

Gray: You owe me, and you're going to have to pay. But I'm a reasonable guy -- I'm going to offer you a deal. You give me one night with Vienna, and your debt will be forgiven.

Henry: What? What -- you -- you can forget that, Gray! I don't want you anywhere near Vienna!

Vienna: What's wrong Pepper? Is Henry in trouble? What is he up to now, hmm?

Henry: There is no way I'm going to let you lay a hand on Vienna.

Gray: It was just a suggestion. Forget I ever mentioned it.

Henry: I will, Gray.

Gray: I know how much Vienna loves the diner, Henry. She's going to be heartsick about losing it -- but she also loves you. I'm sure she'll forgive you.

Henry: Yeah, I hope so. Gentlemen.

Lucinda: Hey Lucy? Hi, Darling, you were breaking up. This is better. How are you, Lucy Darling? How's Johnny?

Lucinda: I just wanted to speak to you personally about Dusty. I know how much you cared about him, Darling. Me too. I miss him. I just miss him, terribly. But you know what this means to you, personally. Well, Craig is Johnny’s only surviving parent, Darling. So now, more than ever, it's important that you stay out of Oakdale. Right. Stay where Craig can't find you. Oh, really? Well, does Johnny like the new fella? Oh, Honey, that's wonderful! Wonderful! A boy needs a father figure. Can't wait to meet him.

Craig: Where is she?

Lucinda: And of course, I can't wait to see you. Barbados is very tempting this of the year, but now I'm very busy with work. How about next month? It's a date! I love you Darling! Take care of yourself -- and Johnny.

Craig: Book me on the next flight to Barbados.

Meg: I'm sorry, I shouldn't be laughing. But, you're just so transparent.

Paul: Okay. But look, it's true. I've never tried to hide the fact that I completely respect you. And I really do think that you would be an asset to this company.

Meg: Hmm, why? Because of my business degree or my many years of experience?

Paul: Because you're a very -- very passionate woman. Because you know this place inside and out.

Meg: I'm flattered, but I don't buy it.

Paul: Okay. You know, I read the plans that you had for the playground for the kids with special needs, and I think it's great. [Meg laughs] It's really nice. It would be great to have somebody around here that was thinking about something besides just the bottom line.

[Paul laughs]

Meg: You know, you and Craig -- you have more in common than either of you would know. Because he asked me when I wanted a job here, he had the exact same pitch.

Paul: I'm nothing like Craig.

Meg: You are not, but I'm still turning you down.

Paul: Meg --

Meg: I finally got Craig out of my life. I'm not going to make the same mistake with you.

Margo: All right! Who wants pie?

Tom: I could be persuaded. But I have a conference call coming up that's going to take about ten minutes.

Margo: Yeah -- it'll take me about ten minutes to go get the pie at Al's.

Tom: Take it.

Matt: Do you want me to do that for you?

Margo: No, no, you've done enough already. Why don't you show Matt the spare room, huh?

Casey: Sure. Are you freaking out of your mind? My mom's a cop.

Matt: She's the nicest cop I've ever met.

Casey: Because she's the first one you've met that wasn't trying to arrest you! If she finds out we were in jail together she's not going to be happy.

Matt: Casey, don't worry. She's not going find out. Dude, at least I'm not going tell her.

Casey: My mom is not stupid.

Matt: No, but she likes me, and I like it here. So, relax.

Casey: I still don't think this is a good idea.

Matt: Casey, come on. If it wasn't for me, you'd be still be in the slammer right now. So let me crash here for a little while. I'll be gone before your parents ever figure things out.

Vienna: Henry, where are you? Henry, where have you been? Have you been gambling again? Tell me the truth. Are you in trouble? Huh? I found it!

Henry: Trouble? What kind of trouble would I be in?

Vienna: You didn't go behind my back and play poker again, did you?

Henry: Of course not. I -- I would never break a promise to you.

Vienna: Then where have you been? I've been worried sick.

Henry: I have been -- looking for those Swedish dog biscuits -- Pepper likes so much.

Vienna: Oh, Henry. That's so sweet. Where are they? Pepper is starving.

Henry: Where are they? They're uh -- they're right --

Vienna: I knew it. You were lying. You've been playing poker, haven't you?

Henry: They're right here.

Vienna: Oh!

[Henry laughs nervously]

Vienna: Can you forgive me? You are the most generous, wonderful, kindest man I know. I'll never doubt you again.

Henry: Okay.

Matt: This is really cool -- from cellmates to housemates.

Casey: Shut up! Do you want my parents to hear that you're lying to them?

Matt: Chill. They're not going to find out.

Casey: I got to hand it to you. You are smooth.

[Matt laughs]

Matt: Watch and learn, my friend.

Casey: No, and completely full of it!

Matt: I was thinking about something. You got me that money you owed me real fast. Is there any more where that came from?

Lucinda: Ahh!

Emily: So -- did he buy it?

Lucinda: Piece of cake. I was quite convincing I think. Craig is off on a wild goose chase.

Paul: Great. How long do you think he's going to be gone?

Lucinda: Well, if things go according to plan, a very long time.

Announcer: We're now boarding flight 68 for Barbados at gate 12.

Craig: Hang on, Johnny. Daddy's on his way.

Lucinda: Well, I think I can see to it that Craig keeps going round and round, searching and searching and never finding his children.

Emily: How do you plan to do that, Lucinda?

Lucinda: Well, I do have contacts around the globe. The company's name is Worldwide! I can keep him going around and round in circles.

Paul: That's terrific. Could you keep us posted?

Lucinda: Will do.

Paul: Thanks for your help. We couldn't have done it without you.

Emily: Ah, what can I say? We make a good team.

Paul: I don't think you did this out of the goodness of your heart. So, what do I owe you?

Emily: Let me think about it. I'll let you know.

Paul: Yeah, I'm sure you will.

Emily: Mm-hmm.

Emily: It's never going to happen. You know that, don't you? Meg's never going to forgive you.

Paul: Never say never.

Tomorrow on "As the World Turns."

Holden: I want you here, with me.

Lily: I'm sorry, Holden.

Announcer: In a special fantasy episode, watch your favorite couples find each other, even though their lives have taken very different paths.


Carly: Happy Valentine’s Day, Jack.

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