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As The World Turns Transcript Friday 5/16/08

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Provided By Suzanne
Proofread By Emma

Emily: There was absolutely no reason for that delay. What, inadequate personnel? What does that mean? That somebody overslept and an entire planeload of people have to suffer the consequences.

Casey: No, that's not what it was. A crew needs 12 hours off from when they get off work till the next morning.

Emily: Why? Why? We don't get that, do we?

Casey: Do you trust your life to a sleep-deprived pilot?

Emily: Today, yes, because now we have to work overtime the entire afternoon. Come in.

Editor: Emily, I need you to sign off on the front page right now, or that printer's gonna charge us massive O.T.

Emily: Uh, I don't have time. Do you swear on your life there are no typos here?

Editor: It's clean.

Emily: Okay. Great, go, run.

Editor: Thank you.

Emily: Great. [Chris tries and kiss Emily on the neck] what -- what -- what are you doing?

Alison: Oh, my stomach was so full of knots waiting for them to post the grades. I couldn't eat anything, but now --

Amy: You want to eat half the cafeteria. I know.

Alison: I am so relieved I passed.

Fay: I thought for sure I did better, though.

Alison: Okay, don't you dare complain, Fay. You got the third highest score.

Amy: Uh, yeah.

Chris: Got a minute, Alison?

Alison: Yeah, sure.

Chris: I, uh, heard they posted the nursing grades. How'd you do?

Alison: I passed, thanks to you.

Chris: Hey, I didn't pass that test, you did, all on your own.

Alison: Yes, but if you hadn't convinced Brenda to let me take a makeup, I would have had a big, fat zero next to my name.

Chris: That's really great, Ali. Uh, the only bummer is I'm on call, so we'll have to celebrate later.

Alison: Oh, Chris, you don't have to do anything.

Chris: I know. You need to take a minute out and be proud of yourself, and you won't do that unless I force you. We will celebrate. I won't take no for an answer.

[Chris gives Alison a kiss. The other students look at them]

Casey: Why are you getting so bent out of shape? Nobody's here. It's not like I'm outing us or anything.

Emily: Whoa, whoa, whoa, us? Casey, there is no us, okay? And don't ever do that again.

Casey: Why? We had a great time in New York. You enjoyed it as much as I did.

Emily: That's beside the point. It was a mistake. And it can never happen again.

Casey: No way. It was hot, Emily. We both needed it.

Emily: Okay, you speak for yourself.

Casey: Hey, no, no. I know when a woman is enjoying herself. Seriously, I don't see the problem here. We're both available. You know, we're not hurting anyone.

Emily: Are you kidding me? Do you have any idea what your parents would do? I've got a really good word for you -- nuclear.

Casey: Okay, they would get over it.

Emily: Are you kidding me? They would have my head on a platter, and yours would probably be right next to mine.

Casey: Hey, hey, my head is not the problem.

Emily: Okay, well, then start using it. Casey, as far as I'm concerned, New York never happened.

[Telephone rings]

Holden: Hello?

Carly: Hi, Holden, it's Carly. Uh, listen, I know that I'm probably the last person you want to talk to right now, but it's about the girls.

Holden: Okay.

Carly: They were working on a project with Sage the night they stayed over, and Sage was sort of hoping they could come over after school and finish it.

Holden: Yeah, sure, as long as they don't have a lot of homework. I'll check when they get home, and then I'll give you a call.

Carly: Thanks.

Lily: Who was that?

Holden: Carly. She wanted to know if the girls could come over after school. They were working on some project with Sage.

Lily: Oh, I'm sure they'd love to. They had so much fun sleeping over there the other night, even with the bears, Natalie said.

Holden: Yeah, I'll run them by later if they want to go.

Lily: Holden, can we please stop this?

Carly: Faith and Natalie aren't home yet, but Holden said they could come over after school if they don't have too much homework.

Sage: Thanks, Mommy. Can you help us make the costumes, too?

Carly: Yeah. Yeah, you can even raid my closet if you want to.

Sage: Seriously?

Carly: For your big debut, of course.

Sage: Can Daddy come, too?

Carly: Dad's at work, Sage. You know that.

Sage: Maybe he can take a break. I'll call him.

Carly: Sage.

Sage: Please, Mom? I really want you both to see it.

Carly: Look, Sweetheart, every good play has more than one performance. Your dad can see it next time.

Lily: You've hardly said three words to me today. I know you're upset that I wasn't up front with you, but we needed to be alone, Holden. And I -- I thought that you'd be more relaxed if it seemed like it happened naturally.

Holden: Seemed. That's the problem -- it wasn't real.

Lily: But if my heart was in the right place --

Holden: I really don't want to talk about this right now.

Lily: Walking away is not a solution. We can't go on living in the same house like two strangers.

Holden: Yeah, well, maybe that's --

Lily: What?

Holden: Never mind.

Lily: Maybe that's what we are, strangers? That's what you were gonna say, isn't it?

Holden: Yes.

Lily: Holden, we belong together. We always have.

Holden: Then why is every little thing so difficult these days?

Lily: I don't know. The truth is, Holden, all I want is you. I want our life back. I want our marriage the way it used to be.

Holden: Yeah, I want that, too. But it's just not gonna be that easy.

Faith: What's going on?

Lily: Nothing, Sweetie.

Holden: We were just talking.

Faith: No, you're not. You were fighting again. You always say everything's fine before it falls apart.

Lily: Nothing is falling apart, Faith. I just got back. I'm not going anywhere.

Faith: Then what were you just talking about?

Lily: Carly called and asked if you guys wanted to come over and finish some project you're working on with Sage?

Faith: The you know what.

Natalie: Dad, can we, please?

Holden: Well, it depends. Do you have a lot of homework?

Faith: I just have to read a story, and Natalie has that field trip tomorrow, remember?

Holden: Sound okay to you, Mom?

Lily: Absolutely. Go take your books upstairs. Your dad will run you over.

Natalie: Dad, are you sure you're not mad at Mommy?

Holden: Nat, Honey, don't worry. Your mom and I were just talking about some things. It has nothing to do with you.

Faith: Yes, it does. We live here, too. We can't be happy if you're not.

Lily: What are we doing to our children?

Casey: Look, look, look, if you're so worried what people are gonna say, no one needs to know. We can be careful.

Emily: Yeah, you're right about that.

Casey: Fine, fine. I'm cool with that. But you can't expect me to be a room alone with you and act like you're just my boss.

Emily: Okay, you're right, you're right. You're right. There's no way we can work together after what happened between us.

Casey: Are you firing me?

Emily: You're not giving me a choice.

Casey: You're right. I'm not. Because I quit.

[Door slams]

Alison: You were obviously talking about me, so why not just say it to my face?

Amy: Ali --

Fay: Congratulations, Alison. You know, not everybody can get through the nursing program by sleeping with the right guy. But I guess it does help to have professional experience, right?

Amy: Shut up and mind your own business, Fay.

Alison: Thank you for defending me.

Margo: Hey, hi. Want a fry?

Casey: What are you doing home?

Margo: Oh, I had the early shift, so I thought I'd just take the rest of the day to veg out. What about you? Shouldn't you be hard at work at "The Intruder"?

Casey: I quit. I bet you're all broken up about it, too.

Margo: Why? What happened?

Casey: You were right. Emily is impossible to work with.

Margo: I'm sorry, I'm sorry.

Casey: No, you're not.

Margo: No. Hey, I said one.

Casey: I'm unemployed, remember?

Margo: Yeah. So, um, what are you planning on doing?

Casey: I don't know, Mom. I quit five minutes ago. Is it okay if I take an hour of unscheduled activity to get used to the idea?

Margo: Hmm. You know, this could be a blessing in disguise.

Casey: What?

Margo: Well, you're not working now, so, um, maybe you could take some time and go back to college, get an education.

Casey: Thanks, mom. I'll take that under advisement.

Margo: Oh, good. Why don't you think about that? Education's a good thing.

Casey: I got to go.

Margo: Okay.

Alison: Hey. You were really out.

Chris: Yeah, I've been on call since 6:00 last night. Got to grab the Z's while you can. What's up?

Alison: Um, I, uh -- I need to ask a favor of you.

Chris: Sure, anything.

Alison: Don't help me anymore.

Chris: Don't help you.

Alison: You were awesome getting Brenda to let me make up the anatomy test. I'd have flunked out if you hadnít. But from now on, I don't want any special treatment from her or anyone else.

Chris: You deserved a second chance.

Alison: Not really. I mean, I -- I didn't make the exam because I fell asleep. I blew it. It will never happen again.

Chris: I know. You're one of those people who learns from their mistakes.

Alison: Not always, unfortunately.

Chris: Hey. The important thing is you passed and you know your stuff.

Alison: Nobody believes that. They all think I'm just getting by because I'm sleeping with you.

Chris: They're wrong.

Alison: Well, you know what? It looks that way, Chris, and it feels that way to me, like I'm cutting corners. And -- and I want to know that I did this on my own. Can you respect that, please?

Chris: Yeah. Yeah, no problem. I'll just keep tutoring you --

Alison: No, I don't -- I don't want you to tutor me anymore, either. I need you to back off, okay?

Chris: I thought I was helping.

Alison: You canít. Because if I'm gonna become a nurse, I need to do it on my own or not at all.

[Telephone rings]

Carly: Hello?

Holden: I'm bringing Faith and Nat over in a few minutes, if you're still up for it.

Carly: Oh, that's great Holden. Sage will be thrilled. Thank you. Well, your co-stars will be here in a few minutes.

Sage: I can't wait until you and Daddy see it, Mommy.

Carly: Sage, I already told you, your dad's gonna have to see it another time.

Sage: That's what I meant.

Carly: Uh-huh.

Sage: It was really fun when Daddy slept over. When he comes to see our play, can he sleep here again?

Carly: No, Sage, he canít.

Holden: I'll go round up the girls.

Lily: Holden, wait. Can't you see how scared they are? They analyze everything we do as if we're gonna file for divorce at any minute.

Holden: Yeah, I see that. And if you're asking me what to do about it, I don't have an answer.

Lily: Well, maybe we could act more loving towards each other and they'd feel less insecure.

Holden: You want to put on an act? They'll see right through that.

Lily: It's not an act.

Holden: All right, look, don't make me to be the bad guy here. I asked for one simple thing -- the truth. That's it. Start there.

Lily: My truth is I love you, Holden. I didn't fake that the other night. Us being alone together -- that's the most truthful either one of us has been in a long time.

Holden: It would have been if I had gotten there on my own without being tricked into it.

Lily: The other night --

Holden: It was a lie!

Lily: No!

Holden: Look, did it ever occur to you that it would have happened on its own, without your games? Would that have made you feel better?

Lily: Probably.

Holden: Some part of you had to know that it wasn't right, no matter what you say.

Lily: Right, because no matter what I say, you won't accept it. I can't win with you, can I?

Lily: So, is this the way it's gonna be from now on? In order to pay for my mistakes, I'm forever wrong and you're forever right?

Holden: I'd rather not be.

Lily: Do you think that I wanted to resort to some stupid charade to get you to make love to me? Don't you think I'd rather just have you want me for me?

Holden: Look, if you had just -- just given me a chance.

Lily: I did. I went away so that I could think things through. And when I came back, it was to recommit to you and our marriage, and you pushed me away.

Holden: No, all I asked for was time. That's what I gave you. When you were confused about things, I gave you time. Why couldn't you do the same thing for me?

Lily: Do you want me to go away again?

Holden: I didn't say that. Girls ready to go?

Faith: Is that okay with you? If you and Dad want to have a family night --

Lily: No, you guys should go and have fun. Your dad and I just have to talk about some things. Stop worrying. That's an order. Go on.

[Knock on door]

Emily: Yeah?

Gilbert: Is this "The Intruder"?

Emily: Oh, you must be the -- the temp, Gilbert something or other. Come on, shut the door behind you. You, my friend, are my first line of defense. Nobody -- nobody gets near that door without first going through you. The phone rings, you pick it up. Never let anybody know I'm available. You ask me first. Copy -- this is copy for you. The agency tells me you're an English major. I need you to do a one-pass copy edit of this by the time I get back. I have a meeting at the Lakeview. What's the problem?

Gilbert: What do I say when I answer the phone?

Emily: Uh, Emily Stewartís office would be just fine. And could you sound like you're half awake?

Casey: I was hoping I could get my old job back.

Lisa: Darling, I can't do that. Sweetheart, this breaks my heart. I love you more than anything, but I cannot give you your job back.

Casey: But I paid for what I did, Grandma. Believe me.

Lisa: Well, Honey, I know, but it is hotel policy, and I cannot go against the manager and his authority here. It would give the wrong message to everyone and certainly to you.

Casey: Sure. I -- I get it. No problem. Maybe I can get a job at --

Lisa: Well, why don't you think about going back to school, hmm?

Casey: Have you been talking to my mom?

Lisa: No, why do you say that?

Casey: Just something you said. I'll see you soon, Grandma.

Lisa: No, wait, Honey. Are you all right? Are you?

Casey: Yeah, I'm fine. I understand why you can't give me my job back. I got to go. Watch where you're going.

Emily: Excuse me! What, are you back to bartending already?

Casey: No. I never met anyone worth knowing in a bar. What are you here for, to beg me to come back?

Emily: No. You've already been replaced.

Chris: I don't get you. One minute everything's great, and the next minute you're telling me to back off. Is that what you really want? Because I thought I was helping you get a handle on the material before the test.

Alison: You did.

Chris: And -- and you won't let me help you again. Why? Because I'm a doctor at this hospital?

Alison: Well, that's exactly the problem, Chris. And there's no way you can fix that.

Chris: You're punishing me for something that's not my fault.

Alison: This isn't about you, Chris. This is about me changing my life here. And if you helping me causes more problems than I had when I was failing, well, that's not good, right?

Chris: Fine. I don't want to fight with you, Alison. Whatever you want.

Tom: Okay, uh, what was that about?

Chris: I have no idea. Thought I had something going with Alison, but today she wants nothing to do with me.

Tom: So she's having a bad day. Try her again tomorrow.

Chris: No, that's not it. One minute she's all over me, everything's perfect. The next minute she's telling me, "Back off, Chris." She's impossible to figure out.

Tom: Well, she's always been like that. Don't tell me that you forgot Chris and Alison round one.

Chris: Well, I thought we'd both grown up until about 15 minutes ago.

Tom: Okay, well, then forgive me for asking, little brother. Is this what you need in your life right now?

Carly: Hello. Come in. Sage is waiting for you. Hi, Holden. It's nice to see you.

Holden: What time you want me to pick them up?

Carly: Uh, why don't I just give you a ring when they're, uh, winding down, huh?

Holden: Okay. Girls, be good. See you later.

Faith: No, no, no, no. You can't go. We need an audience for our play.

Holden: The invitation was for you and your sis. I got things to do at the farm.

Natalie: But, Dad, come on. Just -- just stay, okay? It's gonna be the best show ever.

Carly: Yeah. You should stay. The more the merrier. You know, it's a lot of pressure being an audience of one.

Sage: You have to tell my dad about it. He's still at work.

Holden: How long is this play?

Faith: Not long. You'll see. Come on. We'll be right back.

Carly: Well, thanks for staying.

Holden: Yeah, yeah. The girls have been having a rough time of it lately. If I can, uh, do anything to help that out.

Carly: I understand. Hey, uh, I just wanted to tell you that you have every reason to be angry with me. I made a mistake, and I'm not gonna embarrass either one of us by asking you to forgive me again. I just hope --

Holden: Hope what?

Carly: I -- I hope that someday we can just be normal with each other again.

Holden: So do I.

Carly: But you're still mad.

Holden: Disappointed. I confided in you, and you used it against me.

Carly: No, I didnít.

Holden: What would you call it?

Carly: No, I didn't tell lily anything that you told me in confidence.

Holden: But you did conspire with her to get me to do something I didn't want to do. I confided in you. But you helped her put pressure on me. If that's not betrayal, I'm not sure what is.

Carly: Everything you're saying is true. I knew you'd be upset if you found out.

Holden: You know what? Piece of advice for you -- you should think twice before ever agreeing to anything that involves the phrase "If you find out." You don't have a very good track record with that.

Carly: I know. It's just that lily has done so many dicey things for me in the past that I thought I owed her. And I'm not trying to make excuses for myself. I just want you to understand my thinking.

Holden: Why?

Carly: Because we're friends. Sometimes we do the wrong thing because someone we care about asks us to. Lily means a lot to me. I couldn't let her down.

Holden: Well, we'd all be better off if you had.

Carly: She wouldn't have understood. Either way, one of you was gonna be angry with me. I'm just -- I'm getting really tired of seeing that disappointed look on people's faces.

Sage: Mommy, we need your help with the costumes. You can't see yet, though. We'll call you when we're ready.

Lucinda: Hey. Hi, Honey.

Lily: Hey.

Lucinda: Hey. I -- I was driving by, and, uh, I thought, why don't I just drop in and pick up all that stuff that you wanted to donate to the hospital thrift shop.

Lily: Why are you really here, Mother?

Lucinda: Charity is no longer a good excuse?

Lily: For other people.

Lucinda: You didn't call me. I want to know. Were you and Holden able to get together again after I left the other day?

Lily: According to Holdenís code of ethics, there's no excuse for me.

Lucinda: Well, you were -- you were desperate. You were suffering. It's -- it's not a permanent condition.

Lily: You have the antidote?

Lucinda: Yes. If you want to get -- if you want to get back with Holden, then you've got to own up to everything you've ever done and apologize.

Lily: For making love to my husband?

Lucinda: Honey, no. For the -- the deception, the subterfuge. Holden's middle name is honesty, Dear, and you know that. You know it, so a little white lie is not a little white lie to him. It's outright treachery.

Lily: So it's all my fault.

Lucinda: It takes two, Honey. Holden is just so stubborn, and he's so self-righteous. He really is. It's exasperating. I wish you'd allow me to advocate on your behalf.

Lily: Wouldn't do any good, Mother.

Casey: Is this new guy getting the same perks?

Lisa: Oh, Casey, I was so glad I got you before -- am I interrupting something?

Emily: No, no, actually, you're not. Casey and I have absolutely nothing to say to each other.

Lisa: Well. All right, I'm not even going to ask.

Casey: No, what's up?

Lisa: This letter came for you. It came in care of the hotel. Here. I could have sent it to your house, but --

Casey: Thanks.

Lisa: Is it good news or bad or --

Casey: No, its -- its cool, Grandma. I -- I have to go.

Susan: Ali. How did I know I would find you here?

Alison: I guess I'm getting pretty predictable.

Susan: You -- never. Predictable is not a gene the Stewart women carry. I heard you passed your exam.

Alison: Yeah, isn't that great?

Susan: It's good, it's good. Although you barely squeaked by.

Alison: Thank you for bringing that up, Mom.

Susan: I'm not criticizing. I'm just hoping that you buckle down, you study harder, now that you know what nursing school entails.

Alison: I will.

Susan: Good, because you're gonna have patients' lives in your hands. When that happens, you won't be able to rely on other people pulling the strings for you. You'll be responsible.

Alison: If you're talking about the fact that Chris got Brenda to let me take a makeup test, do not worry. It won't happen again. I told him to stay out of it, and I don't want your help, either okay? I -- I need to do this on my own.

Susan: That's my girl. I know you can do it.

Alison: Well, that makes one of us.

Tom: If you want to work, you know, if you want to have a career at Memorial, you want to be known as more than just the chief's kid. You want to earn your stripes for yourself, and don't tell me you don't feel that every time you walk through those doors.

Chris: What does that have to do with my love life?

Tom: I just think you have more to accomplish career-wise, so you don't need the complications that a girl like Alison brings.

Chris: Oh --

Tom: Stop, stop. I like her. I do. She's a troubled kid.

Chris: She was. But she doesn't hurt other people. She just hurts herself.

Tom: And that affects everyone around her, so can you afford that?

Chris: I care about her Tom. I always have. I think -- I think I can help her.

Tom: Okay. What's in it for you?

Chris: I'm not sure. I can't just walk away. Ali's got something real special. And whatever's going on between us, I want to see where it's going. You know, I -- I think she's worth it.

Carly: Okay. For the first time on any stage anywhere, the Snyder family players present -- hey, Girls, what's the name of this?

Sage: It's a surprise, Mommy. Just start the play.

Carly: All righty, then. The Snyder family players present the first of their fantastic, fabulous collaborations.

Sage: Mom, sit down. You're driving us crazy.

Carly: Oh.

Faith: Scene one.

Sage: Its okay, Kitty. I don't care if you scratch up the chair. It's an ugly old chair anyway. Mommy's just mad because she and Daddy had a fight. But I won't let anyone hurt you. We'll run away together so nobody can find us.

Natalie: Meow, meow, meow, meow.

Sage: I'm still hungry, too, and it's getting dark. We should have brought a tent, but I don't know how to put it up. Daddy always does it. Are you a good witch or a bad witch?

Faith: I'm not a witch at all. I'm a gypsy. See, I have a crystal ball. Look, there's your mommy and your daddy.

Sage: Look, they're eating together.

Faith: They set a place for you at the table, even though you ran away. And a nice, big bowl of kibble for you, kitty.

Natalie: Meow, meow, meow, meow.

Faith: I know, Kitty. There's no place like home.

Sage: Intermission. Mom, Dad.

Faith: We missed you, Baby. And you, too, Kitty. It just isn't a home unless we're all together.

Sage: The end.

Carly: Bravo.

Carly: You girls were great.

Holden: You wrote all that yourself?

Faith: And I was the director.

Carly: You did a terrific job.

Holden: Well, why don't you go change? You got a lot of homework.

Faith: Why did I have to admit that?

Carly: Because you are an honest person, and that is a very good thing.

Faith: Come on.

Holden: Well.

Carly: Well.

Holden: That wasn't too obvious, was it?

Carly: Nothing like being stabbed in the heart by your own children.

Holden: It's so simple for them. I wish it could stay that way.

Carly: Don't you wish you could give them what they want? A picture-perfect family.

Lucinda: Honey, what is Holdenís problem today?

Lily: Me, obviously. The fact that I lured him to bed with my evil feminine wiles.

Lucinda: When's the last time you heard a man complain that his wife wanted too much sex?

Lily: I know. But I cheated on him publicly. And my big seduction scene probably reminded him of that.

Lucinda: Ah, yes. That's why somebody's got to talk to him. They have to talk to him, really. Move on. Put it all behind you. Nobody's perfect, including himself. And he's your husband, and he should start acting like it, and you have the right to expect that.

Holden: Totally awesome. All right, girls, give me a hug. Come on. Good job. You make a great mistress of ceremonies.

Carly: Oh, thank you.

Holden: All right, to the car, girls.

Carly: Good luck.

Holden: You too.

Casey: Can I come in?

Alison: Casey. How'd you find me?

Casey: Oh, that girl at the desk knows everything that's going on in this place.

Alison: There are no secrets, that's for sure.

Casey: There are a lot of secrets. Um, this came for me at the Lakeview, but it's actually for you. It's from matt.

Alison: Should I open it?

Casey: I would, just out of curiosity.

Alison: Will you stay?

Casey: Uh, yeah.

Alison: "Dear Alison, if you open this that means you don't hate me. Although I can't imagine you hating anybody, even if they deserve it like me. I'm sorry I didn't tell you the truth from the beginning. You're an awesome girl, and I should have treated you that way. Good luck, and just so you know, I'll never forget you. Matt." Thank you for bringing this, Casey. Earth to Casey.

Casey: Yeah.

Alison: You all right?

Casey: Not really. I quit "The Intruder" -- or got fired. That determines who you ask. And, no, I -- I don't want to talk about it.

Margo: Hello, hello, hello. Would you tell Lisa that her daughter-in-law is here, and she's expecting me. I'll be waiting in the lounge.

Desk clerk: Right away.

Margo: Thank you.

Emily: Thanks again.

Margo: Emily.

Emily: What do you want, Margo?

Margo: Casey told me what happened between you two.

Emily: He what?

Margo: I hate to say I told you so, but it's exactly as I predicted.

Emily: Oh, well, great for you, then, right? I mean, you -- you love being right, so it must be a great day for you.

Margo: No, actually, I wish it'd never happened at all, but since it did, at least Casey knows one thing. To stay as far away from you as humanly possible. Excuse me.

Amy: Oh, uh, sorry. I didn't realize anyone was in here.

Alison: Oh, no, it's fine, Amy. Uh, this is my friend Casey. Casey, Amy.

Amy: Nice to meet you.

Alison: Thank you again for standing up for me today. It meant a lot.

Amy: No problem. What she said was disgusting. So, do you work here?

Casey: Um, I actually don't work anywhere at the moment. I got to go. Hospitals kind of freak me out.

Alison: Oh, Casey, hey. Hey, wait a second. Um, why don't we all go get a drink or something?

Amy: Sure. Great idea.

Casey: I thought you had to study.

Alison: Uh, it can wait. Sounds like we could all use a night out.

Amy: Okay.

Lisa: I feel absolutely terrible about having to turn Casey down.

Margo: No, no, you did absolutely the right thing. I mean, Caseyís got to grow up.

Lisa: Honey, you should have seen the look on his face. It practically broke my heart. Then I suggested, well, go right back to school, why don't you?

Margo: Oh, I suggested the same thing. Now he thinks we're conspiring against him.

Lisa: Well, he hinted as much, but he just -- he looked so lost.

Margo: Oh, Lisa, he's playing you. He's stubborn. He'll probably take some menial job just to make me crazy when he knows that he should be back at O.U. full time.

Lisa: Now, wait just a minute. When you were his age, would you admit for one minute that your mother was right and all-knowing?

Margo: Right and all-knowing? How you do go on. What am I supposed to do? Am I supposed to play, you know, reverse psychology and tell him, "Why don't you go out and get a job on a construction crew?"

Lisa: Oh, just let him alone.

Margo: Oh, I'm terrible at that.

Lisa: Don't worry. I'm sure one of these days he will see the light.

Margo: I hope so. But in the meantime, at least he's not working for Emily Stewart.

Emily: What the hell is this? I told you to do a first-pass copy edit. That's spell check, you idiot. Don't touch anything. You're gonna have to get fresh printouts of all this and start all over again. Ay! Don't even think about going home tonight, okay? 'Cause you're not going anywhere until this is finished. Do you have a problem with that?

Gilbert: The problem is you're a bitch.

Emily: Excuse me?

Gilbert: No paycheck is worth this kind of abuse.

[Emily gasps]

Alison: Hi. Can I please have a ginger ale?

Amy: Don't be lame, Ali. We're here to celebrate passing the exams.

Alison: Have whatever you want, but, uh, I will have a ginger ale.

Amy: I'll have a beer.

Casey: Ginger ale.

Amy: I feel like an alcoholic. You guys don't drink?

Alison: Well, not today. But think of it this way -- you have two designated drivers, so you can party like a rock star.

Sage: You're thinking about Daddy, aren't you?

Carly: You are too smart for your own good, Missy.

Sage: Call him. He wants you to.

Carly: And now you're a mind reader.

Sage: I don't have to be. Call Daddy. You can tell him all about the play.

Lily: All right, I want to hear all about the play, imitations included, please.

Holden: It was a thinly veiled plea to keep our family together. Basically it confirmed what we already knew -- the kids are not immune.

Lily: They just want our life back the way it used to be. So do I. What do you want, Holden?

Holden: Lily, we can't go backwards. We're not the same people that we were. We can't expect that of each other.

Lily: We've hurt each other deeply. And that's not all on me. But if we can get past that, we can get back to what's important. Love, Holden. That hasn't changed, and it never will.

Holden: I think we can. I think we can get past what happened. But something -- something is broken between us. And I think I'm just a little bit slower to heal than you are.

Lily: So it's not hopeless?

Holden: I think we need to learn how to love each other again.

Lily: I already love you. But I guess that's where we differ.

Next week on "As the World Turns" --

Janet: So, what do you say, Bradley? You feel like having a little Italian?

Luke: Maybe there is no connection between Ameera and your father. But what if there is?

Emily, I know you're in there.

Lily: I'm taking the children, and I'm moving back home.

Holden: What the hell have you done to my family?

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