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As The World Turns Transcript Friday 5/9/08

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Emily: Casey? What? Hey. Casey, wake up.

Casey: Emily Stewartís office.

Emily: What, you slept here?

Casey: Uh, no -- uh, I came in early to catch up on some work. I must have zonked out.

Emily: And you just happened to have a blanket with you.

Casey: Okay, you're right. Uh, I've been sleeping here.

Emily: Why?

Casey: I'm mad at my parents.

Emily: You're mad at -- which is a personal problem, and you know that we don't bring personal problems to the office, now, don't you?

Casey: I told them I didn't steal those manuscripts. They should have believed me. You did.

Emily: Yeah, because I have an informant on my payroll who cleared you.

Casey: Yeah, but you believed me before you even had proof. Then you did everything you could to clear me, which my mom should have done.

Emily: Okay, well, you're -- uh, you're gonna have to figure -- figure this out, because you will no longer be sleeping in my office.

Casey: Or you can give me a huge raise so I can get my own place.

Emily: Uh, you know what? I don't give huge raises to assistants who haven't brought me my morning coffee.

Casey: On it, got it. Be right back.

Announcer: The role of Lily Snyder is now being played by Noelle Beck.

Faith: So, what happened when Mom walked in the door?

Holden: Well, I turned around, I saw her.

Faith: And then what? Did you think she was beautiful?

Holden: Hey, all my girls are beautiful.

Faith: Dad.

Holden: All right, you know what? I was so surprised that I almost forgot to breathe. And, yes, she is beautiful.

Faith: Natalie and I helped pick out her dress, her shoes, everything.

Holden: You guys did a great job.

Faith: And then what? Did you want to kiss her? I bet you did.

Katie: Liberty.

Brad: Ugh. That's a sensitive area. She's not here. We got her her own room, remember?

Katie: Yeah. That she's sharing with her mother.

Brad: Oh, yeah. Juicy Janet.

Carly: Hi, come on in. We're running a little bit behind here. Parker, come down -- breakfast!

Jack: Must be tough to get back into a routine now that you're working late at the club again.

Carly: I'll get used to it. J.J.'s already gone. He had soccer practice this morning, and Sage got a ride with the Lebos, so it's just Parker. Parker! Come on! He overslept.

Jack: Oh, no, it's no big deal. We got plenty of time. Listen, uh, you were -- you were so busy at Metro yesterday, I forgot to tell you what happened with Parker.

Carly: What do you mean? What -- what happened with Parker?

Jack: No, no, it's good news. It's good news. Listen, he -- he hung out with Brad's kid while she was cutting class.

Carly: That's not good news.

Jack: But he was honest about it. Carly, he told me everything. I was pretty proud of him.

Parker: My stomach hurts. I don't want breakfast.

Jack: What'd you have for dinner last night?

Carly: Hey. Oh, I hope you and Tyson weren't eating a bunch of junk food when you should have been studying.

[Parker remembering]

Liberty: My dad is way too happy to care about some dumb minibar bill.

Parker: Maybe it's the flu or something.

Carly: Oh.

Jack: I'll grab a thermometer.

Brad: Aw, come on. Come on, don't get dressed yet. We got lots of time before we have to be at work.

Katie: I hate when you call her that.

Brad: Who? Juicy Janet? Okay, all right. I'm just -- I'm just kidding. I'm just -- I'm just messing with you. I'm kidding, I'm kidding. I won't even -- I won't even -- I won't even talk about her.

Katie: Well, we should talk.

Brad: Yeah, we should. We need to really talk. Let's do it later, though. Or something.

[Knock on door]

Katie: Maid?

Brad: Come back later!

Janet: Come on, Bradley, it's me. And this won't wait.

Brad: Janet, it's -- it's kind of early.

Janet: Well, these won't keep.

Brad: Look, Janet --

Janet: Come on, don't tell me you two are busy. I mean, look, you're not even dressed yet. Mm, mm, mm. Bradley, looking good. Katie. Have a doughnut.

Katie: I don't do doughnuts.

Janet: Oh, well, I know Bradley will. He always did like this sweet, gooey stuff.

Brad: Janet, it was really nice of you --

Janet: Well, I know you wanted me to come by first thing in the morning so we could talk about Liberty. After all, what's more important than our daughter?

Brad: What can I say?

Janet: Great. All right, I'll order in some coffee. Let's get started.

Brad: You know what? Yeah, let's have coffee downstairs, okay, down in the lounge. I'll get dressed, and I'll meet you there in a few minutes okay?

Janet: Okay. See you later, Katie.

Brad: I'm really sorry about that. But she does have a point. We do -- we do need to talk about Liberty.

Katie: Do you want me to come with you?

Brad: I always want you to come with me, but -- look, I hate that I have to go, but I have to go, and I just think that I should deal with her one-on-one, just -- just from the start. Okay?

Katie: Okay, yeah.

Brad: All right?

Casey: Whoo! Hey, someone, uh, left this on my desk for you. It didn't have a note with it.

Emily: Ah, yeah, that was me. I -- I left it there for you.

Casey: Uh, what?

Emily: What do you think?

Casey: Oh, this is the picture where I tackled Elwood. It's got a real, uh, crime-fighter vibe going.

Emily: You know what? Apparently our readers like that sort of thing.

Casey: I can't believe I made the front page of "The Intruder."

Emily: Well, you did, and you should be proud. You look good, and you're selling a lot of papers. And you know what? The best part -- the chancellor at the university is so happy to get those manuscripts back, he's talking me up to some of the advertisers I've been courting.

Casey: Oh!

Emily: Good job, Hughes. Congratulations.

Casey: You're the one who wrote the story.

Emily: You're right. Congratulations to me, too. What do you say we open the champagne?

Casey: Ah, you see, my boss, she has this -- she hates when I drink on the job.

Emily: You know what? We're not getting drunk. We're -- we're making a toast, you know, starting the day off in a festive sort of way. When was the last time you had champagne for breakfast?

Casey: Um, like, never.

Emily: You're legal, right? I mean --

Casey: I was a bartender, Emily. Give me that. Stop.

Natalie: Mommy, did you tell Daddy that we picked out his favorite dress?

Lily: Yes, I told him, Sweetie.

Faith: And did you dance every dance together?

Holden: Why don't you girls go upstairs and get your books?

Natalie: But I want to stay home with Mommy.

Holden: You can talk to Mommy all you want after school. Hurry up.

Lily: Go.

Holden: I haven't seen them this happy in a very long time.

Lily: Sometimes I think I should have never left.

Holden: No. You needed the time.

Lily: That's true. But they'll never really understand that. Do you?

Holden: Sorry if I let you down last night.

Lily: I was disappointed. But I heard what you said to Faith, and that helped.

Holden: Good, I'm glad.

Lily: I got an idea. After you take the girls to school, why don't you come back and we can spend the day together?

Holden: You know what? I have to go into town. I have to run some errands, and I'm not sure when I'll be back.

Lily: Whenever. I'm not going anywhere.

Jack: There you go, Buddy. Temperature's normal.

Carly: You still nauseous?

Parker: Yeah, a little.

Carly: Maybe we should take you to the doctor.

Parker: No, no, I'm fine. I just -- I don't want breakfast. I'll go get my school stuff.

Carly: All right, well, if you start to feel worse during the day, you call me, and I'll come pick you up.

Parker: I'm okay.

Carly: What do you think?

Jack: Why don't you ride with us to the school? I'll drop Parker off, and you and I can go grab a cup of coffee, and I can fill you in on what happened with Liberty.

Carly: You're being awfully nice to me.

Jack: You gonna be nice back, or you gonna give me grief?

Carly: I'll get my bag. I'll let you buy me a cup of coffee. [Phone rings] Hello?

Lily: Carly, it's me.

Carly: What's wrong?

Lily: Re-entry problems. Can I come over?

Carly: Yeah, uh, sure. When?

Lily: Now.

Carly: Yeah, I'll be here. I'm sorry. I'm gonna have to take a rain check.

Jack: There a problem?

Carly: Just a -- a friend who needs to talk. Feel better, okay? If you don't, call me. Don't forget.

Parker: Yeah, okay.

Carly: And, you, do you think we could talk later about what happened with Liberty?

Jack: Sure.

Carly: Okay. I got to get to that kitchen.

Jack: Yeah, go ahead. I can see myself out.

Liberty: Hey.

Katie: Hey.

Liberty: Dad around?

Katie: No. Want a doughnut?

Liberty: Ugh, I had too much junk yesterday. A doughnut would send me over the edge.

Katie: Yeah, and you can't miss school again.

Liberty: No, I get it. But I have to ask you something.

Katie: Something you can't ask your mom or dad?

Liberty: Did you call my mom and tell her to come get me?

Katie: No. Why would you think that?

Liberty: Because I wouldn't blame you if you did. I mean, I have been a real pain lately.

Katie: We're not trying to get rid of you.

Liberty: Then why is my mom here?

Katie: Because Brad all of a sudden has a 16-year-old daughter. I guess there were probably just some things he thought he should know.

Liberty: I can fill him in on everything. We don't need her here for that.

Katie: Well, I guess Brad was a little surprised that Janet showed up unannounced, and so was I, but now that she's here, it's probably a good thing.

Liberty: Good? For who?

Janet: You are so sweet to worry about Liberty skipping school.

Brad: She's my kid.

Janet: True. True. But you really got to learn to pick your battles, Bradley.

Waiter: Okay, full American breakfast -- extra eggs and bacon.

Janet: Thank you.

Waiter: Whole wheat toast, butter on the side, fruit.

Brad: Thank you.

Janet: What did married life do to you? You used to love food as much as you loved to you know what.

Brad: I'm just not that hungry right now. Okay, about Liberty.

Janet: You know, my sweet Italian mama said us Ciccones were born hungry, and we stay that way. Mmm. Do you remember my family?

Brad: Kind of.

Janet: Well, to us, food is religion. I am so lucky. I can eat whatever I want and never gain any weight.

Brad: Well, I got to admit, you look amazing.

Liberty: I knew Mom wouldn't be able to stay away.

Katie: Well, she loves you, Liberty.

Liberty: Yeah, but she is just so flaky sometimes. Like this morning, she just took off without telling me where she was headed to.

Katie: She went to get doughnuts. And now she's downstairs with Brad.

Liberty: She's alone with my dad? That didn't take long.

Janet: Mmm. Mmm, well, I can't eat another thing.

Brad: You've been going at it pretty good.

Janet: I never thought this day would come that I'd be sitting across the table from Bradley Snyder, the father of my baby. I just -- I -- after all these years.

Brad: Oh, come on, come on, Janet. Come on, don't -- don't cry. Don't cry.

Janet: I can't help it. Oh, I've been dreaming about this for years.

Brad: I mean, well, we could have gotten here a lot quicker. I never even knew you were pregnant.

Janet: And whose fault was that?

[Janet cries]

Janet: How could I have told you?

Brad: There is this thing called a phone.

Janet: Yeah, and you never bothered to use it after our one night together at the prom.

Brad: I did so call.

Janet: When?

Brad: Well, whenever I called, you were never home.

Janet: Oh, that is baloney, Bradley. You never called me. And it hurt.

Brad: I'm sorry, really. Really, I am sorry. My mind was mainly on football.

Janet: And girls. Yeah. I remember that. Right after me, you were already onto Vivica Baker.

Brad: Vivica Baker. Yeah.

Janet: Did you ever wonder what happened to me? Did you even notice I was gone?

Brad: You know what? Yeah, I did. I mean, suddenly you weren't at school anymore, and I -- well, I mean, that's the reason why I never called.

Janet: Okay, right, and so you have unprotected sex with a girl who all of a sudden disappears, and the word "Pregnant" never crossed your mind?

Brad: No, it didnít.

Janet: Well, it should have.

Brad: You should have called me, Janet. I wasn't really smart back then. I was dumb, okay? The unprotected-sex thing would have been your first clue.

Janet: Yeah, you got that right.

Brad: But one thing I never was is a guy who would run out on his kid. If I would have known, I would have been there for you and Liberty both.

Casey: Get it, get it. Ooh!

Emily: Good job. Margo.

Margo: Uh, there was no one at the desks.

Emily: Um, we were just celebrating a little.

Margo: Yeah. Yeah, I-I wanted to know if I could, uh, have a talk with Casey, if that would be all right.

Emily: Sure. Yeah, I-- I have some phone calls to make. I'll just go out to my --

Casey: No, this is your office. You don't have to go anywhere. If my mother has anything to say to me, she can say it in front of you.

Faith: So, you and Mom will both be home for dinner so we can eat as a family?

Holden: We aim for that. You have a good day, okay? You too, Nat.

Natalie: Okay, Daddy.

Holden: That it?

Faith: Yep. Bye, Dad.

Jack: Hey.

Holden: Hey.

Jack: Didn't expect to see you here.

Holden: Well, I was heading this way, so I thought I'd drop the girls off. I'll see you around.

Jack: Hey, Holden. I was out of line at Metro.

Holden: You know what? It's okay.

Jack: No. I made it sound like something was brewing between you and Carly.

Holden: You said she was using me, Jack.

Jack: I got that, really. But it's great -- it's great that you're looking out for her.

Holden: But?

Jack: I'm still figuring that out. I got these kids. They don't live with me. I got a wife who's not really my wife, and I still feel like I'm the one that's got to be looking out for her.

Holden: Tough habit to break.

Jack: But it's my problem, not yours. So we're cool?

Holden: We're cool. I'll see you around.

Jack: Okay.

Carly: Hi. What's going on?

Lily: Holden doesn't love me anymore.

Carly: Since when?

Lily: Last night.

Carly: Lily, what are you talking about? His eyeballs nearly popped out of his head when he saw you.

Lily: That was shock. I was hoping for lust. There was absolutely no welcome-home lust last night.

Carly: Oh. Well --

Lily: What do you think's going on?

Carly: Are -- are you coming to me for marital advice?

Lily: Come on, you've been spending time with Holden lately. He must have told you things.

Carly: Yeah, but we don't talk about this kind of stuff that you're asking about.

Lily: So you don't have any ideas why he doesn't want to sleep with me?

Carly: Does there have to be an actual reason? I mean, is it possible that he was just tired?

Lily: No, he wasn't tired. He said he didn't want to.

Carly: Mmm. Well, that was last night. You know, seeing you was a big shock. Today's a new day. Things could be different.

Lily: That's what I thought, but he couldn't wait to get away from me this morning.

Carly: Maybe he just needs time to adjust to having you back.

Lily: He did say that. But there's got to be more to it. Carly, I need your help.

[Margo sighs]

Margo: All right. You have every right to be angry with me.

Casey: You think?

Margo: I came here to say once again that I am sorry. You told me that you had nothing to do with stealing the manuscripts, and I should have believed you.

Casey: Yeah, you should.

Margo: Okay. So I'm here to promise you I will never doubt your word again. All right? I will back off. I will let you lead your own life. I will let you choose your own friends. I will let you work for whomever you wish to work for, because you're a grown man now, Casey, and you're responsible for your own choices, and I trust you to make the right choices. So, am I forgiven?

Casey: No, I canít. Do you know what it feels like to be judged like that? For your own family just to assume that you're guilty?

Margo: Yes, I do, and I'm --

Casey: And you even came down on Emily, who tried to help me out. And no matter how many times I'd just try to talk to you, you'd just shut me out.

Margo: Well, Casey, I can't change what I did. I can only promise you I'll never do it again.

Casey: No, you won't have to, 'cause as soon as I get enough money, I'm moving out.

Margo: You don't have to do that, Casey.

Casey: You said what you came to say. Now I need you to leave me alone.

[Casey sighs]

Katie: Liberty, wh -- what did you mean when you said, "That didn't take long," about your mom?

Liberty: Oh, just that she's really pushy sometimes. I mean, most people do not go knocking down someone's door at the break of dawn, but my mom, yeah, she's not exactly too patient, you know?

Katie: Oh, okay. Got it. Well, let's get you to school.

Liberty: But, Katie -- I wouldn't leave my dad alone with my mom for too long.

Katie: Oh, if you're trying to make me jealous, it's not gonna work.

Liberty: I know my mom, but if you're not worried, then --

Katie: No, I'm not worried, not at all.

Liberty: Okay. I'll get my books.

Katie: But I am hungry. Suddenly very hungry.

Janet: So, my parents shipped me off to my Aunt Rosalieís house, till after the baby was born. They wanted me to give her up for adoption, but there was no way I was gonna do that.

Brad: Why not?

Janet: Are you saying I should have?

Brad: I'm just asking why you didnít.

Janet: Well, looking back, I guess -- I didn't go to college. I wasn't able to give Libby everything she needed. I never had any money. I guess maybe the smart thing would have been to give her up. But after I saw her and I held her --

Brad: She must have been a beautiful baby.

Janet: I'll show you some pictures sometime.

Brad: You know, all this time, I mean, I just -- I just figured that you moved, got married, had kids, you know? Pretty girl like you.

Janet: No, I never got married. How could I? When I never loved anyone after you.

Brad: Katie. I am so glad you're here. How's it going, Kiddo?

Liberty: Pretty good, Dad.

Janet: Wow, look at those amazing clothes. [Liberty laughs] I hope you thanked your father for being so generous.

Liberty: Oh, actually, Katie got them for me.

Janet: Oh, is that right? Well, you're such a good little stepmom.

Katie: I try.

Waiter: Can I get you anything?

Liberty: Oh, yeah, could I have a milkshake and some waffles, please?

Katie: Um, coffee, please.

Liberty: I thought you said you were hungry.

Janet: Libby, don't be rude. Brad and Katie are TV stars. They are on TV. They can't eat everything that's not nailed down like we can.

Liberty: Oh.

Katie: So, what have you two been talking about?

Brad: Old times, mostly.

Katie: And what have you been up to, Janet?

Janet: Nothing but the rent.

Katie: It's been a long time since you and Brad were together. What -- what made you decide to look him up?

Janet: Well, Libby always knew who her father was, of course. You know, we don't have any secrets from each other. And so when the time was right and she was ready to meet him, I just, uh, you know, came along for the ride.

Liberty: Come on, Mom. That's not how that happened.

Emily: Margo's gone. Why were you so hard on her?

Casey: After the way she treated you and me? You make one mistake with her, and -- and you're doomed for the rest of your life.

Emily: She came here to apologize. She wanted you to forgive her.

Casey: I can't do that.

Emily: She's your mother. I mean, that's reason to at least try. My God, if Daniel ever talked to me --

Casey: Well, Danielís a kid. Did Susan even notice when I stood up for you?

Emily: And that's supposed to help me? You -- you think that siding with me against Margoís gonna push her into respecting me? Grow up, Casey.

Casey: I did, in prison.

Emily: Okay. Okay, then think about this. I slept with your father and had Daniel.

Casey: Okay, we don't have to rehash that.

Emily: No, you need to think about the guts it took for your mother to walk in here and apologize to you in front of me. Now, a strong man, a man with nothing to prove, would never have humiliated her like that.

Lily: I need someone to talk to him.

Carly: Tell him what?

Lily: Maybe just find out what he really feels, what he needs, and then I can figure out a way to give it to him.

Carly: Holden and I don't talk about that kind of stuff. We don't talk about sex.

Lily: But he tells you how he feels. I mean, he's -- he's told you how he feels about me.

Carly: I happen to know that he missed you like mad.

Lily: Well, maybe talking to you will get him to admit that to me. I -- I want my husband back. I don't know what else to do.

Carly: Well, then I suppose we just have to figure out a way to turn that man on.

Lily: You.

Janet: Oh, you guys don't want to hear the boring details. The important thing is, Libby is here and she's getting to know her father.

Brad: I'm really curious how that happened. Aren't you, Honey?

Katie: I sure am, Sweetie.

Liberty: Well, Mom and I were watching TV, and, um, I started, like, channel surfing, which really drives her completely crazy. And I landed on your wedding, and when that happened, you should have seen her. She just about, like, flatlined.

Janet: No, I was just really surprised. I was surprised to see you so out of the blue, Bradley. And you always knew who your father was.

Liberty: What? I never -- okay, maybe I knew his name, but, like, it wasn't exactly until the moment that you started screaming like, "I can't believe that hunk is your dad," that I knew you were my father.

Katie: That must have been a shock.

Liberty: Yeah.

Janet: Well, you know what was shocking was seeing all those good-looking men at your wedding. Weren't some of them your ex-husbands, Katie?

Holden: Hey!

Carly: Oh, oh, hi. Hi, how are you doing?

Holden: Good. How you doing? How does it feel to be Oakdaleís most successful club owner?

Carly: I wouldn't know.

Holden: It's just a matter of time.

Carly: Oh, that's sweet.

Holden: I'm just proud of you, that's all.

Carly: Thank you. And thank you for helping out at Metro. I really appreciate it.

Holden: Yeah. Glad to do it.

Carly: So, um, last night was pretty big for you, too, huh? With Lily back? How wonderful is that?

Holden: Actually, it was, uh -- it was a little strange.

Katie: Well, look at the time. We have got to get going to work, and we have to take Liberty to school.

Brad: Mm-hmm.

Janet: Oh, that's too bad. I was hoping we'd have more time to talk.

Brad: Well, why don't you stop by the studio, and I'll give you a tour? Uh, Katie and I both can give you a tour, and we'll talk some more.

Janet: Really?

Brad: Yeah.

Janet: Oh, my gosh, that would be great. Oh, that'd be fantastic. Yay. Okay. Why don't you guys go to work, and I'll make sure that Liberty gets to school, okay?

Brad: Awesome. All right, we'll see you there. I think that went well. What? What?

Holden: I'm glad I ran into you.

Carly: Yeah, me too.

Holden: So, what are you doing in Old Town? Picking up supplies for the club?

Carly: Are we just gonna have small talk here, or are you gonna tell me what's going on with Lily?

Holden: She's back. Kids are crazy happy.

Carly: And you're not.

Holden: I'm trying to be.

Carly: Holden, when Lily was gone, all you could talk about was how much you wanted her home.

Holden: I did want that. I still do. But --

Carly: It's okay. I totally understand if you don't want to talk about this.

Holden: No, I do. You know that I love her.

Carly: What's the problem?

Holden: I just -- I want us to get back to what we had, but it's not like flicking a switch to get there.

Carly: Nobody expects that. Lily does not expect that.

Holden: When Lily showed up at the club, it's almost like she expected me to sweep her off her feet and take her on some second honeymoon or something.

Carly: What's wrong with that, huh?

Holden: I can't forget about what we've been through these past few months. And I don't think that we should.

Carly: It's not like you to hold a grudge.

Holden: No, that's not it. That's not it at all. I'm just -- you know what it is? I'm tired of making the same mistakes over and over again. I'm sick of it. I want us to fix what we need to fix so that we can deal with whatever comes next.

Casey: I saw your car was outside.

Margo: Oh. You still came in. Well, that's -- that's progress. Okay, um, you know, if you're hungry, there's something -- you know where everything is.

Casey: Mom, before you go, we need to clear some things up.

Carly: I think you should tell Lily what you just told me.

Holden: That's what I keep trying to do, but she's not hearing me.

Carly: Be more patient.

Holden: Ha ha. In case you haven't noticed, I'm the one who's been hanging around while she was off trying to figure out whether or not she still wanted to be with me.

Carly: I know. But it's not gonna help if you hold that against her.

Holden: Okay. All right, so, let's say that I do agree to give it one more chance. What if it doesn't work out? What if I lay it all on the line and she ends up getting caught up in another guy like Dusty and walks away?

Carly: Oh no, no, no, that is not gonna happen.

Holden: That's what I thought before.

Carly: No. Holden, listen to me. Lily loves you. She's just trying to find the right way to convince you of that. You have to give her a chance. I know you can do it.

Holden: What makes you so sure?

Carly: You're a Snyder man, aren't you? Aren't you guys all about family? If there's a chance you can make your marriage work, I know you will.

Holden: Jack should have given you another chance.

Carly: Yeah. Jack and I are too far gone for that. But you and Lily, you have a chance. A good one. So just do yourself a favor, Holden, and don't blow it.

Casey: I was a real jerk for not accepting your apology. I hope you can accept mine.

Margo: Oh, man. Casey, I love you so much.

Casey: I love you too.

Margo: Oh. But do you really have to leave right away?

Casey: Oh, Mom.

Margo: No, I know. I mean, I know, I know, I know. You're -- you're old enough to have your own place, and you should, you should. You should, and you will. It's just when you leave here, I don't want you to leave because you're angry.

Casey: I'm not angry anymore.

Margo: Okay, then I think that you should probably take three, four years to decide -- uh, just a couple of months, really.

Casey: Yeah, it'll probably take that long for me to find a place to afford.

Margo: Well, you know, if you want to hang around, I like having you here.

Casey: Why? One more mouth to feed, one more bathroom to clean.

Margo: Oh, that was a nice try, but as long as you live here, you clean your own bathroom.

Casey: Ooh, I thought I snuck that on by you.

Margo: Ooh, I know! No, not a chance.

Director: Okay, for this promo, we'll start you guys here. Off the count, you guys will be kissing.

Katie: Why?

Brad: Because we are married and in love. Right?

Katie: What if I don't feel like loving you today? What if I feel like slugging you? Oh, that's a good idea. I could punch Brad or kick him or slap him or something. That would be better, right?

Director: Uh, I'll check with Kim. I'll get back to you.

Brad: Why are you so mad at me?

Katie: I'm mad at you because you have to ask me why I'm mad.

Brad: Well, since you already want to punch, slap, kick me, slug me, whatever, I'll risk making you madder. What did I do?

Katie: How can you be so nice to that woman? Come on, Brad. Janet shows up after 16 years and suddenly decides to tell you about this daughter that she never bothered to tell you about before? What does that tell you?

Brad: That she didn't know where I was until then.

Katie: Oh. It's not like you're in the witness protection program. She never even tried to tell you before, but now she sees you and knows that you're this minor celebrity.

Brad: Minor celebrity?

Katie: She wants you, Brad.

Janet: Oh, yes, red. What do you think, Lib?

Liberty: Aren't you supposed to be, like, taking me to school or something?

Janet: Honey, this is more important. I need to find something to wear to the TV studio. Now, okay, we've got red, and we have -- ooh -- polka dots.

Liberty: Ew, neither. So, what are we doing about school?

Janet: I don't know. I'll write you a note or something.

Liberty: You rock, Mom.

Janet: Mm-hmm.

Liberty: So, how long are you planning on staying?

Janet: It depends.

Emily: Well, you look better.

Casey: I took care of some things. My mom was still there when I got home.

Emily: Yeah, how'd that go?

Casey: Things are officially cool at home.

Emily: Oh, thank God. So you can officially stop sleeping in my office.

Casey: And we can officially have that champagne toast.

Emily: Yeah, you got it. Okay, so, uh -- all right, what do you say we toast to good times and high profits?

Casey: Works for me.

Emily: Me too.

Casey: Oh, one more thing. I'm not that young.

Emily: Casey, you're just a kid.

Casey: No, I'm not.

[Glass clinks]

Lily: Did you find Holden? Did you talk to him?

Carly: Uh-huh. I ran into him in Old Town.

Lily: And?

Carly: We had coffee.

Lily: Tell me everything.

Carly: Well, what it boils down to is this -- Holden wants things to be back to normal just as much as you do.

Lily: I knew it. Then what are these games about? Is he playing hard to get?

Carly: He just needs time. You have to give him some time to get comfortable with you being back.

Lily: Comfortable? How are we supposed to get comfortable if we don't touch or kiss or make love?

Carly: Lily, the thing with Dusty --

Lily: Not again. I finally put Dusty and all of that to rest. That's what my time away was about.

Carly: Exactly. You needed space, and now Holden needs some. Give it to him, and he'll come back to you.

Lily: I think that's exactly the wrong thing to do.

Holden: Hey, Jack.

Jack: Hey, Buddy.

Holden: Thought you were working today.

Jack: I just thought I'd get some paperwork done here. It's kind of distracting down at the station.

Holden: Kind of how I feel here.

Jack: It's been kind of like grand central station here. But now that Lily's back home --

Holden: Now that she's back home, what?

Jack: I don't know. I just thought that now that things are getting back to normal, you might be moving back to your house.

Holden: No. No rush. We're gonna take it slow and see how things go.

Carly: Lily, the man made it clear that he needs time.

Lily: What people say and what people need aren't necessarily the same thing. It's precisely because Holden can't get over what happened with Dusty that I need to take some action here.

Carly: I don't think that's a good idea.

Lily: I need to prove to him that Dusty isn't an issue, that it's Holden I want, and the way to do that is to get him into bed.

Carly: Okay.

Lily: And I'm going to need you to help me engineer this.

Carly: No! How am I gonna help you get your husband -- don't even answer that. I don't want to know.

Lily: Carly, come on. You're my only hope. You know I'd do it for you.

Carly: Do what, exactly?

Janet: Oh! Sweet mama. What do you think of this one, Libby? Libby girl?

Liberty: Isn't that your "Make them beg for it" dress?

Janet: What? Where did you hear that?

Liberty: You told me that when you had that crush for that slammin' hot truck driver and you really liked that toll collector.

Janet: All right, all right, shh. It doesn't matter. I like this dress, and I'm wearing it.

Brad: You're jealous. Yeah, you're jealous.

Katie: I am not jealous. There's a fine line between being jealous and knowing what someone's up to.

Brad: Janet is not after me. She is just here for Liberty.

Katie: Why are you lying? You always know when someone's into you, and she's into you.

Brad: Okay, I'll admit that there's a possibility. Maybe she never got over me. That's happened a lot to me in the past. But so -- come on. But so what? Whatever's going on in Janet's mind is strictly mental. I'm not interested. The only thing I want to do is I want to get to know my kid and I want to spend the rest of my life with -- you. All right, come on. Let's tape these promos. Come on.

Katie: Okay, but I'm still not kissing you.

Brad: Look at me. Look at me, come on. Janet is not a threat. No woman is a threat. Why? Simple. I love you -- you and only you. Come here.

Announcer: Next week on "As the World Turns" --

Carly: If Holden finds out that this whole evening is a setup --

Lily: But he's not gonna find out, is he, Carly?

Casey: Anything else you --

[Emily screams]

Noah: Nothing's gonna happen to me. I promise.

Janet: I'm back.

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