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As The World Turns Transcript Tuesday 4/15/08

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Provided By Suzanne
Proofread By Emma

Jack: You're running late?

Parker: No.

Jack: Where's J.J. and Sage?

Parker: They left for school early. I've got a free period. What's going on?

Jack: What does it look like?

Parker: You slept on the couch?

Jack: Yeah. Did have you breakfast?

Parker: I thought you and Mom were getting back together. Why are you sleeping down here again?

Jack: Parker, do you need a ride to school?

Parker: Why won't you tell me the truth?

Jack: Because you're a kid. It's none of your business.

Carly: Parker asked you a question. I think he deserves an answer.

Brad: Kim's waiting for these DVDs. Okay, we've got to hit WOAK, then we got to go by your sisterís. We've got to meet with the minister, talk about the ceremony.

Katie: Mmm.

Brad: Get up, Peretti. If we're late, Margo will get on our case.

Katie: I could just stay in bed all day. Couldn't you just stay in bed all day?

Brad: Don't tempt me. You make groggy look good. But come on -- we've got to get going.

Katie: "We?" What part of the ceremony are you planning?

Brad: Well, I'm assuming you want me to stay away from the flowers. So, I was going to take care of the cake.

Katie: Okay.

Brad: Yeah.

Katie: But keep it simple. No crazy designs.

Brad: Oh, I had a great idea. How about like an exact replicas of us, with the "Oakdale Now" logo --

Katie: That would be hot.

Brad: On top -- wouldn't that be good.

Katie: No, you know what you have to do? Call the place on Main Street. They made a cake for me and Henry that was amazing.

Brad: I think I'll find someone else.

Katie: Why? It was so good.

Brad: For you and Henry. This is about you and me. So, let's leave ex-husbands and former ceremonies in the past, shall we?

Katie: You've got a good point. I'm sorry.

Brad: I do. I know.

Katie: Why is everything so complicated?

Brad: It's only complicated if we let it be. I can make your bride-to-be jitters go away, you know.

Katie: Oh, yeah. I know you can. No, you're right, you're right. We've got to get on it.

Brad: I'll tell you what. Why don't you take your time? Have a long, nice hot bath. Pamper yourself a little bit. I'll drop the stuff off at Kim's, and then meet me at Margoís.

Katie: You take such good care of me.

Brad: Better get used to it. I'm going to be doing it for the rest of our lives.

[Knock on the door]

Messenger: Ms. Peretti?

Katie: Not for long.

Messenger: Here you go.

Katie: Thank you.

Messenger: Can you sign here?

Katie: Oh, wait. Thank you.

Messenger: Thank you.

Katie: What's this? "You will always be my angel. Be happy. Love, Mike."

[Katie sighs]

Jack: Let's not do this in front of him, please.

Parker: Look, something happened, just tell me.

Carly: Your dad and I tried to work things out, but we have a different idea about what that means.

Parker: So, you guys are splitting up again?

Carly: Apparently, we were never together.

Jack: Oh, come on, Carly. He doesn't need to hear this.

Parker: Why not? It's not like I haven't been through this before.

Jack: These problems are between your mother and me.

Parker: You guys stayed in the same room the other night. J.J. knows it, Sage knows it. We all talked about it.

Jack: Yeah, well, we're not going to talk about it now. You've got to go to school.

Parker: Well, when I come home, where do I go, here or the farm?

Carly: Here. This is your home.

Parker: What happened to trying to be a family again?

Carly: Jack will always be your father. He just doesn't want to be my husband.

[Brad makes kissing noises]

Kim: Oh, whoa, whoa, whoa. Stop it. Go away. You're a happy camper today.

Brad: Of course, I'm happy. I'm marrying the most beautiful woman in the world.

Kim: I'm glad it worked out for the two of you. Congratulations.

Brad: Take some credit, for crying out loud. You had the vision. You put us together. It was stroke of genius.

Kim: It was meant to be.

Brad: What's wrong?

Kim: The affiliates meeting was a bummer today. And the numbers are down.

Brad: The ratings for the show? They're down? How far down?

Kim: Let's just say that the advertisers are grumbling. And I'm under serious pressure to come up with something that will give us a great big kick in the seat of the pants. Something big.

Brad: Like an on-air wedding?

[Phone rings]

Mike: Hello?

Katie: Mike. It's Katie.

Mike: Hi, Katie. Did you get my gift?

Katie: I did. We need to talk about it.

Mike: Okay, well, I'm at Emmaís right now and I'm about to head down to the pond, but I can meet you later for lunch or something.

Katie: No, I need to do this right now. I'll will meet you at the farm.

Jack: We are not discussing this in front of Parker.

Carly: You don't get to decide that. When I said I was going to be honest from now on, I meant it. And that includes my children. Your father can't get over some of the things I've done.

Parker: Why not?

Carly: I made some very bad choices. I wish I could change that, but I canít. And Jack wishes that he could forget that, but he canít.

Parker: But you guys were together the whole time that I was in trouble.

Jack: Yes. We were supporting each other through a very difficult time. You needed us and we were doing what we thought was the best thing to get us through it together.

Parker: But the other night -- I don't get it.

Carly: What?

Parker: That wasn't the only time that you guys have stayed together in the same room. Doesn't that mean something?

Jack: Your mother will always mean something to me.

Parker: But you just can't forgive her?

Jack: It's not that.

Parker: Than what is it?

Carly: Parker, Dad has tried to make it work, but you can't make somebody feel something they donít. And that's just the way it is, and there's nothing I can do to change it.

Parker: Yeah, well, I think this bites.

Jack: Well, I think that was a case of too much information.

Carly: I'm not going to lie to him, Jack. And I'm not going to lie to myself. Not anymore.

Margo: Well, good morning.

Minister: Good morning.

Margo: Please come in. Thank you for coming on such short notice. And boy, on time, too. Please, have a seat and I'll pour you come coffee and then we can get acquainted, huh?

Minister: Thank you. I'm anxious to meet the happy couple.

Margo: Oh, they're anxious to meet you as well.

Minister: When I heard they wanted to get married right away, I rearranged my schedule to accommodate them.

Margo: Did you, did you? I'm sure that they'll appreciate that. We all will. Donut?

Minister: Oh no thank you. Where will the couple be exchanging vows?

Margo: Well, I think maybe outside on our patio, weather permitting. Because Katie has always wanted an outdoor wedding.

Minister: Lovely. And where are the bride and groom?

[Margo chuckles]

Margo: I have no idea. But I'm sure they'll be here soon.

Katie: I can't accept this.

Mike: What's the problem?

Katie: I'm not your angel anymore.

Mike: My note offended you?

Katie: It's a little inappropriate, considering the circumstances.

Mike: Okay, fine. Throw it away. Forget I ever wrote it. But at least keep the gift.

Katie: You're not hearing me. I don't want a wedding present from you.

Mike: What is the big deal?

Katie: Every time I see it -- forget it. Just take it back, please.

Mike: Every time you see it -- what? You think of me? Katie, we've got unfinished business. And I think we'd better deal with it, don't you?

Jack: I don't think we should be dragging the kids into the middle of this.

Carly: They're already in the middle of it, Jack. They live here. They know what's going on. They even know we slept together the other night!

Jack: Yes, exactly! They've seen more than they can possibly understand, especially Parker. Now I know he's growing up really fast, Carly, but he's still a kid.

Carly: I understand that.

Jack: I don't think you do. I think you expect way too much out of him.

Carly: Right, and we know that I have to watch those high expectations, don't I? I am not going to give those kids false hope.

Jack: Have you considered breaking it to them a little more gradually? Maybe calling Dr. Seidman, getting her advice on how to deal with this the right way?

Carly: Maybe you could have considered calling Dr. Seidman before you slept with me. Maybe she would have advised you to stop.

Jack: I am not doing this to hurt you. Or the kids. We're still a family, and I still live here.

Carly: Not for long. You'll leave. You can't forgive me for what I've done, and so you're giving up on our family.

Jack: I'll never give up on my kids. We'll always be family.

Carly: Oh, please -- words. Those are just words. I am so sick of 'em. I have been hiding from reality for far too long. But I have finally gotten the message, Jack. Loud and clear.

Kim: Are you out of your mind? You don't want to get married on the air.

Brad: Think of the sponsorship alone.

Kim: Oh, well, yeah. You've got a point there. The flowers, the food, the product placement -- ooh. Stop it, now. I'm not going to pressure you into this.

Brad: No pressure. I'm a happy man, I want to tell the world. Look, I've already built a video montage of me and Katie falling in love. I mean, we can air that segment during the show.

Kim: All right, you've got to listen to me. This is going to be a very special day for you. You don't want to exploit it.

Brad: Kim, you're offering us a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I mean, don't we owe something to our fans? We do, don't we? We owe it to them, we owe it to you. We owe it to WOAK.

Kim: Oh, Katie's never going to go for this.

Brad: When she hears that you need us, she will. She'll go for it.

Kim: Oh, it would be so wonderful. But I am not going to do anything about this until you talk to Katie and you find out how she feels.

Brad: I already know how she feels. She loves this show. We both do. We love that it brought us together. I mean, Kim, I guarantee you -- she wouldn't want to see it canceled anymore than I would.

Katie: Just because I'm returning a gift does not mean we have unfinished business. You're confusing my feelings of the past with my feelings right now.

Mike: And right now you don't want any reminders of me hanging around.

Katie: I don't want any reminders that I screwed everything up!

Mike: So, this is our chance to fix it.

Katie: There's nothing to fix, Mike. It's over. I'm in love with someone else. And I'm really, really happy.

Mike: So, why don't you look happy?

Katie: Maybe because I'm getting married tomorrow, and I don't have time to be sitting here arguing with you.

Mike: Katie, I gave you that angel to remind you of what we meant to each other.

Katie: All it reminded of is that you walked away from me. Brad would never do that. No matter how bad the mistake I made, he would forgive me.

Mike: You weren't thinking about Brad when you came here today. And why did you come here, anyway? You could've mailed it to me. But you didnít. You showed up. Face to face. Why do you think that was?

Katie: Stop reading things into this, Mike. I came here face-to-face for one reason. To make it clear that from now on, you can keep your gifts and your reminders and your advice to yourself!

[Katie screams]

[Mike laughs]

Mike: Are you all right?

Katie: I'm fine.

Mike: You don't look fine.

Katie: Stop it! This is all your fault. I hate you.

Mike: Now you have to let me make my pitch.

Katie: Please donít. Mike, really, whatever it is, I just don't want to hear it.

Mike: I don't care. Katie, it's my turn to talk and you're going to listen.

Jack: So, how are we going to make this work?

Carly: The first thing I'm going to do is get back to work. I'm going to reopen Metro. It's time I made some money off of that place.

Jack: Sell it.

Carly: Not in this market.

Jack: I really don't think it's a good idea to open that place again. It's got a bad mojo.

Carly: I don't want your advice. I want your cooperation. And the first thing you can do is help me figure out a schedule so we can both look after our children and get on with our lives.

Kim: I don't know about this, Brad. Going so public with your lives. That can be hard on a relationship. And listen. You and Katie have had enough ups and downs to last a lifetime.

Brad: And it has made great TV.

Kim: Yeah. Well, maybe, but just remember how Katie was so unhappy when you announced your engagement on the air. Think about that one.

Brad: Let me give it one more try.

Kim: You don't have a chance.

Brad: You know what? Katie is full of surprises, Kim.

Mike: I know I hurt you. I was in shock, I didn't know what else to do, Katie. So I left.

Katie: And then you sent me divorce papers in the mail.

Mike: It was my way of hitting back. I never should have done that.

Katie: But you did and it's done. And I apologized, and you apologized. So let's just leave it at that, okay? Maybe I can be your friend, but I'm not your angel anymore.

Jack: I can watch the kids at night, while you're at Metro.

Carly: All right. For now, I'm going to take advantage of your medical leave and get the club cleaned up.

Jack: Well, how long you going to be? 'Cause I promised Margo I'd come to the station this afternoon.

Carly: Of course. All right. Well, I will get as much done as I can, and be home sometime between 1:00 and 1:30, okay? The kids have a half-day of school, so you'll have to fix them lunch. Do you think you can manage that?

Jack: Sure, Carly.

[Carly sighs]

Margo: Oh. You know, you have never met a couple that is more determined to get married. But if you think that my sister and her fiancť, you know, are acting a bit hasty, let me tell you they're committed to this wedding.

Minister: Then, you'll forgive me. I'm surprised that they aren't here yet.

Margo: Yes, well, they're stuck at work. Because they are the hosts of a television show Oakdale Now, maybe you've tuned in?

Minister: I'm afraid not. I'm awfully busy tending to my own flock. I haven't much time for television.

Margo: Oh, well, say if you ever do stray from your flock, you should tune in. Because that is actually where Katie and Brad met and fell in love on television in front of the whole world.

Minister: Well, perhaps that explains it then.

Margo: Explains what then?

Minister: Well, these folks in the public eye tend to get a little -- spoiled. They think that they can just keep other people waiting and no one will dare complain. Well, I'm not a fan of self-indulgent behavior. Celebrity cache or not.

Margo: Say no more, say no more. Yes, I'm sure there's a perfectly good explanation. If we just -- [Knock at the door] See? What did I say? There they are right now. Couldn't be better timing. Thank God you're here. Where's Katie?

Brad: Well, I have no idea. I was sure she would have been here by now.

Katie: What are you doing here?

Mike: Lisa gave me the key.

Katie: She should not have done that. Mike, get out of here! Get out of --

Katie: Stop it, stop it. What are you doing?

Mike: You didn't want me to kiss you?

Katie: I don't want you anywhere near me! I don't understand what's gotten into you, Mike. Time didn't just stop because you were off to Europe. I got on with my life. I managed to believe in myself again. And I found someone who loves me, even though I'm not perfect. Do you think I'm going to give all of that up just because you decide you want to come back?

Mike: Katie, don't get married. Not yet.

Katie: Don't you understand? You left me because I made one stupid mistake. You made me feel like a slut.

Mike: Stop it. Do not say that. I never thought of you like that.

Katie: It was hard for me to put my life back together again. You can't expect me just to -- for you to walk in here and I'll jump into your arms.

Mike: Don't make the same mistake you made with me. If you marry Brad Snyder on the rebound, it will never work out.

Katie: Oh, I am so sick of everybody thinking they know more about my life than I do. I've made it this far without you. Now you come back and you give me gifts that I didn't ask for, and you barge in here and you have the gall to put your hands on me? If you think that I'm going to leave the man I promised to marry for that, then you're still treating me like a slut!

Brad: These donuts are really good, Margo. Wow.

Margo: Yeah. They're from Al's diner.

Brad: So Rev, you got any advice for the groom-to-be?

Minister: I'd prefer to wait until both you and your fiancťe are present before I start to answer your questions.

Brad: Yeah, Katie will be here any second. But I thought in the meantime, what's wrong with giving me a little head start? Got any tips in -- you know, in the vows department? I want to come up with something like super romantic.

Minister: Little late in the game to be composing one's vows, isn't it? On the other hand, lateness seems to be the order of the day.

Brad: No -- no, you don't have to worry, Man. Katie's on her way. I mean, she's had a tough time getting up this morning. Last night, we were --

Margo: You know -- Katie's never been a morning person, really. Would you like some more coffee?

Minister: You know what -- this is not going to work out today, I'm afraid.

Brad: Now, Rev, you don't have to get all hot under the collar -- I mean, hold on a sec -- I'll just give her a call on the cell. Just wait -- wait, wait -- it's not answering. It's not even going to voicemail. That's weird.

Minister: I'm sorry, I do have other appointments.

Brad: No, I'm really sorry. This is not like her. She's all about being on time and making a good first impression. I'm sorry -- if you just give us just a few minutes --

Minister: If you want to get married right away, then here's my advice to you. Locate your bride and then find a time when you can both meet with me. Promptly.

Brad: Yes, Sir.

Minister: I hate to say this, Mr. Snyder, but if you can't get your act together the day before the wedding, I'm not sure it's a good idea for the two of you to get together on anything.

Margo: Oh, I couldn't have said that better if I tried.

Mike: I was angry, Katie. And I was hurt. But I never called you names. You were my wife. You were my best friend. And when I saw you yesterday -- when you were wearing that dress, you were so beautiful to me. You were my angel.

Katie: Please don't call me that. I asked you not to call me that.

Mike: Look, you thought it was hard putting your life back together. Well, what about me? You think it's easy for me to come in here like this? I'm admitting I was wrong. Please, I'm asking you to open your heart and give me a chance.

Katie: It's too late, Mike. It took me a long time to get over you, but I did it.

Mike: Fine, if that's the truth, then okay. I will accept it. But I don't think either of us can know the truth until we deal with this. That's all I'm asking.

Katie: So, you just want to talk and just clear the air, right?

Mike: No. I want more than that. I want you back.

Katie: How long -- for how long? Until I screw up again? You didn't even call me. Not once. You didn't even e-mail me. We've had no contact for over a year except through lawyers. You have no right showing up and pretending to care about me.

Mike: I never stopped caring about you. Katie, how could I? We were going to have a family and be together forever.

Katie: Do you love me? Okay, I'm not giving up everything for a guy who can't even answer that one.

Mike: Katie, there is still something between us. Please -- do not marry Brad. Not until we have a chance to deal with it.

Katie: You gave up the right to tell me what to do a long time ago. Get out of here.

Carly: Oh, for Peteís sake. Hi, my name is Carly Tenney. I'm calling from Metro. How quick can you get a cleaning crew over here?

Jack: Hey, don't drink out of the container. J.J. put the cookie down. We're serving lunch.

J.J.: I'm hungry. A half-day wears me out.

Sage: Can I help?

Jack: Yeah, Sage. Show me what a genius you are at serving sandwiches.

Sage: Where's Mom?

Jack: Um, she went over to Metro. She's opening that place again.

Sage: Is that a good thing?

Jack: Uh, sure. I mean, I hope so. [Cell phone rings] Snyder. Well, I'm watching my three beautiful children, but I should be able to leave any minute. I'll be right over, okay? All right. Here, why don't you take these to the table, tell your brothers that lunch is served. I'm going to call your mommy. I've got to get over to the station.

Sage: Okay.

Carly: Thanks for coming so fast, Guys.

Cleaner #1: Leave everything to us.

[Vacuum cleaner running]

Jack: Carly, pick up your phone. J.J., youíre making a mess. Get a plate.

J.J.: Sage's fault. Ten-second rule.

Sage: Mommy doesn't believe in that rule.

Jack: There's more right there. Just grab another one.

Parker: What's wrong?

Jack: Your mother should have been home by now.

Parker: Oh, she messed up again?

Jack: There's an emergency down at the station, Parker.

Parker: Then go.

Jack: No, I can't leave you guys here alone.

Parker: Why not?

J.J.: Dad, we're old enough. We can look after Sage.

Parker: Mom said she'll be back, she'll be back.

Jack: Don't worry about it. I'll have Dallas bring me the file.

Parker: Dad, it's no big deal, we've stayed at the farm alone.

Jack: Yeah, don't remind me.

Parker: Nothing's going to happen.

Jack: The case goes to trial today. If I'm not there, they can lose it.

Sage: Then you have to go.

J.J.: Yeah, Dad, you're wasting time.

Parker: We'll be fine.

Jack: I'm trusting you on this.

Parker: Dad, don't worry, we promise not to kill each other while you're gone.

Jack: And that -- that -- that's not funny. Be safe.

Brad: Why isn't Katie not answering her phone?

Margo: Oh, I don't know, Brad. Maybe she just turned it off. I mean, would it be so crazy for her to take a moment to reflect? I mean, this wedding is happening very fast.

Brad: She doesn't need to reflect. Katie loves me.

Margo: I'm sure she does, Brad --

Brad: She's not getting cold feet. Okay, she's not getting cold feet. In fact, just this morning, we were in bed together. And her feet were definitely warm.

Margo: I don't need to know that. I mean, maybe -- she's just -- a lot can happen between now -- have you called Henry and Vienna, maybe?

Brad: Ah, will you stop trying to scare me? Katie wants to marry me. Maybe you're the one that's not feeling the love.

Margo: I am full of love. I mean, I gave you my blessing. I'm putting on the wedding for you. What more can I do?

Brad: I don't know. Why don't you call the station? Find out if there was an accident or something?

Katie: Oh, so -- so sorry that I'm late.

Brad: Oh, thank God. I was -- I was worried. Okay, I was calling your phone. You're not answering. Where were you?

Katie: No, I'm fine. Everything's fine. I just -- I lost track of time. Where's the minister?

Margo: Well, apparently tardiness is a cardinal sin in his book.

Katie: Is he coming back?

Margo: No, he's not. He's booked.

Katie: Well, we're getting married tomorrow, how could you let him leave?

Margo: I didn't let him leave. You're the one who was late, not me. Wait -- you're so frazzled.

Katie: No -- I'm fine. I'm just -- aw, just a little hungry. I haven't even had coffee.

Brad: Well, don't have Margoís. It will kill you.

Katie: Actually, could you do me a favor, and go to Java and get me a latte?

Brad: Your wish is my command, okay? Would you like something, Margo?

Margo: Oh, surprise me, Brad.

Brad: Yeah, I'll surprise you.

Margo: Well, it's not like you to keep people waiting, particularly a man of the cloth. So, what's going on here?

Katie: Nothing at all. I was running errands. I -- went to the gym, and I realized it was late, I didn't even have time to take a shower.

Margo: You were with Mike, weren't you?

Parker: Hey, Mom.

Carly: Where's your father?

J.J.: He had to go to the station.

Carly: What?

Parker: He didn't want to go, but we made him. It was an emergency.

J.J.: Yeah, he said you were supposed to be home.

Carly: Okay, you guys need to clean this up. And you need to shut off that video game. I cannot believe that your father left you alone.

Parker: We're fine.

Carly: You call this fine? The house is a mess. Clearly, no one is even thinking about homework and you know you're not supposed to playing this game in the living room. [Video game noises] Stop playing that! Sandy, hi, hi, it's Carly. Could you come over for a few minutes? There's something I need to do, right away. Thank you. Thank you so much.

Katie: So what if I was with Mike?

Margo: Well, you tell me.

Katie: He just launched into some speech about how there was still something between us and that I shouldn't move on with my life until we figure it out.

Margo: Well, what did you say?

Katie: I told him that he was wrong and I asked him to leave my room.

Margo: What was he doing in your room?

Katie: What does it matter?

Margo: What does it matter? I mean, is that supposed to sound all casual and blasť on top of everything else? Something is going on, Katie. You're eating a donut before your wedding. You are in high holy denial.

Katie: I am not denial and you're looking for any excuse to get me to not marry Brad.

Margo: Oh, oh, all right, yes. This is my problem, because you say nothing about Mike being back. You're late to meet with the minister before your wedding. You are so upset and you lie about where you've been. But it's my problem.

Katie: No, the problem is my ex-husband shows up out of nowhere and starts stalking me. But he's wrong about us and I told him that.

Margo: No. Mike is right. Because there is something going on here and you better figure it out or you can't marry Brad.

Mike: Thank you for the key, Lisa.

Lisa: How it go?

Mike: Oh, not good. Katie was really upset to see me.

Lisa: Oh, that's too bad. This girl needs a wake-up call before she makes another terrible mistake.

Mike: Yeah, well, it turns out I was the one who got the wake-up call.

Lisa: Oh.

Katie: You said you were on my side. You're going to go back on your word now?

Margo: Katie -- you -- you don't even know what's going on. Take a look at your life. Mike walks back into your world, and he throws his hat into the ring and you're just walking into walls. Most people are torn between two lovers. But no, you -- you've got half a dozen.

Katie: What does that mean?

Margo: You haven't even gotten over what happened with Jack. You've got to look what's going on in your life.

Katie: Jack is history and so is Mike --

Margo: Listen, you have got to step back.

Katie: No, I don't -- I'm not going to do that. I want to marry Brad. I love him.

Margo: I can't be part of this. I can't stand back and watch you make this huge mistake in your life.

Katie: Fine. You don't want to be part of my wedding? That is fine with me. I could care less. We don't need to have it here. We'll go to Vegas.

Margo: It's not about the wedding, Katie. It's about looking at your life. It's about you running towards something, not away from something. Katie -- would you please just don't go? Katie?

Katie: I'm just going to have to find someone else to stand up for me. That's fine -- that's just fine. I wish my sister could see it in her heart to do that.

Margo: Oh!

Brad: Where are you going? What happened? What happened?

Katie: Ask her.

Brad: What did you do to her?

Margo: Ask her.

Assistant: I'll make sure Ms. Hamilton gets these right away. Case looks good, Jack. And thanks for coming in on such short notice.

Jack: Oh, anything for the D.A.'s office. Listen, tell your boss I hope she puts that guy away for a long, long time.

Assistant: We'll give it our best shot.

Jack: Thank you.

Carly: Is this how you share responsibility? You say you're going to do something and then you leave our children at home alone?

J.J.: Hey, um, can we talk outside?

Parker: What's up?

J.J.: Mom and Dad were acting weird this morning.

Parker: No kidding. They had a huge fight before I left for school.

J.J.: But Dad slept in Mom's room the other night.

Parker: It doesn't matter. They told me that they're not getting back together.

Sage: That's not true.

Parker: Sage, go inside.

Sage: No.

Parker: Okay, this is none of your business.

J.J.: You know what? She's old enough. Why don't we just tell her the truth, because she's going to find out anyway?

Parker: All right, Sage, I'm sorry. But Mom and Dad are not getting back together, and there is nothing we can do about it.

Sage: Is Daddy going to leave?

Parker: Who knows?

Sage: But they said we were going to be a family again.

Jack: Don't lecture me. I was with the kids well beyond the time you said you'd be home.

Carly: I have a phone, Jack. You could have called me. You could have texted me. You could have dropped the kids off at Metro if you had to.

Jack: Yes, I've tried to call several times. I didn't know why Metro was the first place to pop in my head to bring the kids, especially Parker.

Carly: Oh, give me a break. I have done nothing but take care of you for days. I finally find some time to do something for myself and you put this on me?

Jack: I left because I got an emergency call from the station, not because I didn't check my watch and get home on time.

Carly: Metro's a mess. I needed to clean it up. I would think you'd have some respect for that the fact that I'm trying to get back to work.

Jack: Yes, and I thought you'd respect the fact that you told me you'd be home at specific time.

Carly: There is no excuse for leaving our children unsupervised.

Jack: Did something happen that I'm not aware of?

Carly: Besides the house being a complete disaster, no. But if I can't trust you to do what you say you're going to do then we're going to have to make other arrangements, Jack.

Jack: Oh, this isn't about me being a bad father. This is about me not being the husband you want me to be. You're just mad because I won't sleep with you anymore.

Kim: Oh, Katie, I'm glad you're back. Did you have a talk with Brad?

Katie: About what?

Kim: Uh, well, we'll wait until after you two had a chance to hash this out.

Katie: No, don't leave me hanging, tell me.

Kim: Um, Brad and I were talking about the future of the show. And he should be talking to you about this.

Katie: Is the show in trouble?

Kim: Well, nothing we can't fix. Listen, I appreciate your need for privacy. I don't want to intrude -- influence you in any way. There is absolutely no pressure from me.

Katie: What -- did Brad do something?

Kim: No, no, not at all. We -- we, um, he was talking about you getting married on the air. But you know what --

Katie: Brad told you he and I would get married on the show?

Kim: Well, it's --

Brad: Okay, Katie -- Baby, Sweetie, Honey. Sweetheart, you know -- look -- I was going to talk to you first --

Katie: I think it's a great idea. Let's do it.

Brad: What did you say?

Katie: Let's get married on tomorrow's show.

Mike: Katie was half dressed when I barged in.

[Lisa chuckles]

Lisa: That's nothing you haven't seen before.

Mike: Lisa, she practically drop-kicked me out the door.

Lisa: Did you tell her how you feel?

Mike: I tried, but she didn't want to hear it.

Lisa: Well, that's just too bad. I have nothing against Brad. He's a nice guy. But he's not right for Katie. I want her to be happy. If she marries him -- it will just be -- well, it certainly won't do the trick.

Mike: Well, unfortunately, Katie doesn't see it that way. She's going to marry Brad. There's nothing I can do about it. I just have to accept it.

Lisa: The hell you do. Don't you give up, Mike Kasnoff.

[Sage cries]

Parker: Look, I didn't want to tell you. Could you please stop crying, Sage? Please?

J.J.: Mom's going to kill you.

Parker: No, she wonít. It's going to be okay.

Mrs. Lebo: What happened, Sweetheart? Did you hurt yourself?

Carly: Sage? Sage, honey, what is it? What's wrong?

Mrs. Lebo: I don't know what happened. One minute she's fine, the next, she's crying.

Carly: Oh, all right, thank you, Sandy. I'll take it from here.

Mrs. Lebo: All right, you take care, Sage. Call me if you need me.

Carly: Yeah, thank you. Thank you. Oh, Honey, what's wrong? Hey, you guys, do you want to tell me what's doing on here?

Sage: Parker said you and Daddy weren't going to be together anymore.

Parker: She heard me talking to J.J. we didn't mean for her to hear.

Carly: I know, it's all right. It's all right, she needs to know, too.

Sage: Is it true?

Carly: Listen to me, Honey. No matter what happens, you and your brothers are going to be fine. Oh, Honey, I promise you. I promise you, I will always take care of you.

Margo: Damn you, Jack Snyder!

Jack: Oh, great. First Carly, now you. What did I do now?

Margo: No, it's what you didn't do. You didn't stay married to Katie. No, you couldn't do that. Now, she's in trouble.

Kim: I am absolutely thrilled that you two have agreed to do this.

Brad: Are you sure you're okay with this?

Katie: Definitely. It's the least we can do.

Kim: Now, I have to tell you, I'm not sure I can make this happen as soon as tomorrow. But I'm going to give it the old college try, okay? And the first stop is, the promo department. Thank you so much.

Brad: Kim, we wouldn't be together without you.

Katie: And if it helps WOAK, all the better.

Kim: Oh, get ready for the wedding of the year. I'm going to pull out all the stops on this.

Brad: Well, check you out, Ms. Peretti. Man, you're full of surprises.

Katie: Yes, sometimes I surprise myself.

Brad: You kept saying small and private, just family. How are you going to break this news to Margo?

Katie: Margo won't be at our wedding.

Brad: What? I mean, she was all gung ho before you stormed out. Okay, what happened?

Katie: She's not on our side, and we don't need people with negative energy watching us while we say our vows.

Brad: We blew off Vegas because you needed her blessing. What did she do?

Katie: Margo has her own agenda and I'm over it. It doesn't matter where or how we get married. In a backyard, in Vegas, or on TV. The most important part is that we end up husband and wife.

Brad: That's the plan. And I'm going to make you the happiest wife in the world, I promise.

On the next "As the World Turns."

Kim: WOAK is throwing the wedding of the year!

Brad: High-five. Your sister is sitting out on our wedding and you need to tell me why.

Margo: I will. Mike.

Henry: Can you just leave her alone, let her be happy?

Mike: No, there's too much at stake.

Carly: What's the matter, Katie? Brad and Mike aren't enough for you? You still want Jack? He's all yours.

[Carly cries]

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