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As The World Turns Transcript Thursday 8/14/08

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Jack: I need you to pull the 5s on the Carter case.

Officer: No problem.

Jack: And the D.A. needs the report on the chain of custody.

Officer: He'll get it.

Jack: And if the bureau calls one of the Sullivan wiretaps, they're just gonna have to wait for the court order.

Officer: Want me to scrub out the coffee pot, too?

Jack: [Chuckles] I'm sorry.

Officer: Go, bring your kid home from camp.

Jack: Okay. Use a sponge, not a wire brush.

Carly: Hi.

Jack: Hey.

Carly: I'm glad I caught you. This will keep J.J. busy on the ride home.

Jack: It's not that long a drive, Carly.

Carly: No, well, you know, two guys in a car for all that way, you might end up actually having to talk.

Jack: Yeah, yeah, we'd hate that.

Carly: So, it'll just be the two of you? Or is Janet going?

Jack: She's working.

Carly: Okay. Well, drive safe, then.

Jack: I will.

Carly: I know. You always do.

Jack: Is there something else?

Carly: No.

Jack: Okay, well, I ought to be going.

Carly: Yeah, you should. J.J. will be waiting.

Jack: Carly, would you like to come along?

Carly: Would you like me to?

Jack: If you want to.

Carly: I don't want to force anything.

Jack: You're not.

Carly: But if you would like the company --

Jack: I'm fine either way.

Carly: Then okay then.

Jack: What?

Carly: I'll come along.

Jack: Okay.

Carly: For you.

Jack: [Laughs]

Bonnie: I don't care how you did it before, but this is how we're doing it now.

Henry: Who are you talking to?

Bonnie: No, Henry is not here.

Henry: Yes, Henry is here.

Bonnie: No, well, I'm handling this from here on out.

Henry: Handling what?

Bonnie: No, those are the numbers. Now, if you can't do that, we will be glad to find another wine merchant.

Henry: Wine merchant? Are you talking to Marcello like that? Give me the phone!

Bonnie: You can? That's good news.

Henry: Bonnie, answer me!

Bonnie: Oh, absolutely. I will be happy to give Henry your best. Yes, thank you. Have a good one. Bye. Good morning.

Henry: Don't tell me you did that Sheena, queen of the jungle routine on Marcello.

Bonnie: Is that a problem?

Henry: Yeah, he's a friend of mine, and he also grew up on a winery on Tuscany that's been in his family for, like, six generations. He has the best nose in the Midwest. You need to call him back right now and apologize.

Bonnie: Okay, wasn't it your idea to have me come here and help out?

Henry: Yes, help out. Assist. Not take over. Not alienate my friends.

Bonnie: Well, you answer me this. Do you want to make friends, or do you want to make money?

Mike: Thank you. I can't remember the last time I had a home-cooked breakfast.

Lily: Really? What do you usually have for breakfast?

Mike: Oh, I don't know. Like, a half a frozen bagel and a cup of coffee?

Lily: Wow, you have been single too long. Not that there's anything wrong with being single. I mean, you probably like it. I wasn't trying to say that you --

Mike: Look, you and I shouldn't be having this much trouble talking to each other.

Lily: No, we shouldnít. It's just that last night kind of changed the rules, and I don't know what the new ones are yet.

Mike: Last night was very special, and maybe we should just let it be, not try to put it in a box and give a name, rank, and serial number.

Faith: Mom?

[Dishes clattering]

Mike: Oh! I got it.

Lily: Honey, I didn't expect you.

Faith: Um, Mrs. Dowd dropped me off.

Lily: Why didn't you call me?

Faith: To tell you I'm coming home? Why?

Lily: No reason, I -- you surprised me.

Faith: What's going on here?

Lily: Nothing.

Faith: So why is he here?

Holden: Hey, Mama. Mama?

Emma: Holden, the contamination on the construction site, I mean, how could that be happening? How could this land be polluted?

Holden: I don't know. Maybe it seeped into the soil when the well was tampered with.

Emma: That was years ago, Holden.

Holden: Well, I'm sure Neal will know what to do about it.

Emma: He's on his way over now to discuss it. Can you -- can you please stay?

Holden: Of course.

Emma: It's so beautiful out there. Everywhere you look. How can that land be a danger to anyone?

Lily: Faith, don't be rude. Mike just came over for breakfast.

Faith: Isn't it a little early for company?

Lily: No.

Faith: Are Nat and Ethan still at Grandma's?

Lily: That's right.

Faith: So you two were here alone?

Lily: Why does that matter?

[Cell phone rings]

Faith: No reason.

Mike: Uh, this is Neal. I should take this. Neal?

Neal: I'm heading out to the Snyder farm right now. Meet me there.

Mike: Did you hear back from London? What did they say about the soil?

Neal: I'll tell you when I get down there.

Lily: Is that about the underground seepage you told me about? What did he say?

Mike: Nothing.

Lily: Oh, is that a bad sign?

Mike: I have a feeling.

Lily: Well, I've got to pick up Natalie and Ethan over at the farm. I'll go with you. Faith, you can stay here by yourself. I won't be long.

Faith: No, I think I'll go with you guys.

Paul: How'd you sleep?

Meg: Fine. I'm feeling a lot stronger.

Paul: Great.

Meg: Yeah, I bet it is.

Paul: Well, that's not what I mean.

Meg: That's what I mean.

Paul: Yeah?

Meg: Yeah.

Paul: Wow. You sure you're up for this?

Meg: Yes. Are you?

Paul: Getting there. [Telephone rings] Ignore that phone, please.

Meg: [Laughs]

[Beep]

Mike: Paul, its Mike. Pick up if you're there. It's important. Neal is on his way to the farm right now. I'm about to meet him there. You should, too. I think the project is in jeopardy.

Meg: He sounds a little worried.

Paul: Yeah, he's always a little worried.

Meg: Um, I think we should go.

Paul: We?

Meg: Yeah, this project means a lot to my family. I want to be there.

Paul: You sure you're strong enough?

Meg: Are you sure you're strong enough to stop me?

Faith: Hey, Grandma.

Emma: Oh, hi. Hi, Honey.

Holden: I got those old reports of the well.

Faith: Dad, you're here.

Holden: Hey, Sweetie.

Lily: I came to pick up Ethan and Nat.

Holden: Uh, they're in the barn. Why don't you go tell them that your mom's here?

Faith: You're not going anywhere, right?

Holden: No.

Faith: Okay, okay, don't go anywhere.

Emma: What was that about?

Lily: I don't know.

Mike: So Nealís -- Nealís not here yet.

Holden: No, not yet.

Meg: Hey, Mom.

Emma: Hi, Baby. Hi, Paul. You look so pale. Are you all right?

Meg: No, I'm fine. I'm fine.

Emma: Sit over here right now. Let me get you some tea.

Meg: No, no, no. I just had some. Really. How are you doing?

Emma: I'm just worried sick.

Meg: It'll be okay. Nothing is gonna separate us from our land.

Neal: Good. You're all here.

Paul: Yeah, we're on the edge of our seats.

Neal: Then I'll get straight to it. I'm afraid I have some bad news. The scientists in London have analyzed the soil samples we sent over. I'm afraid the contamination levels are so high that bringing them down would cost too much and be prohibitive.

Holden: So what do we do about it?

Neal: That's the unfortunate point. There's nothing we can do and recoup our investment. I'm sorry to say that our company's decided to withdraw from the project, effective immediately.

Carly: This is just what I need.

Jack: You sure? You're already pretty jittery.

Carly: I just have a lot on my mind, that's all.

Jack: Anything you want to talk about?

Carly: Believe me, you don't want to hear it.

Jack: I'm sure I donít. Still, if you want to tell me, I'll listen.

Carly: No, you know what, the truth is I'm really not interested in one of your lectures right now, or ever again. So let's just not go there, okay?

Jack: Okay, but just so you know, I'm out of the lecture business, I promise. So if you want to talk, like I said, I'll listen.

Carly: Really? I'm fine. It's just that my life is a disaster. My best friend hates me. My oldest child won't talk to me. And everybody in town looks at me like I'm poison.

Jack: But aside from all that, what's the problem?

[Laughs]

Carly: You know, it'd help if you didn't enjoy this so much.

Jack: Oh, I'm just trying to lighten the mood.

Carly: It's not working.

Jack: Okay, I'm sorry. I know the past few weeks have been pretty grim. But you had to know what was happening.

Carly: I didn't think that Holden would tell Lily about us.

Jack: If you didn't want it to come out --

Carly: I shouldn't have done it, right, I know. Everything is my fault. I know.

Jack: No, no, not everything. I mean, Parker -- no teenage boy wants to talk about his sex life with his mother.

Carly: He shouldn't have a sex life.

Jack: Hey, listen, I agree. But the fact is, that ship has sailed. And what's worse is the way it blew up in his face. But let me tell you something. That wasn't your fault. You weren't even here.

Carly: Let's hope Parker knows that. Huh?

Jack: He will. Once he's done being mad at the world.

Carly: When will that be?

Jack: I'd give him till he's about 25. [Laughs] Listen, as for the rest of it, whatever you did, no one has the right to judge you.

Carly: Not even you?

Jack: Especially me.

Carly: You see, Jack, that is why you are the biggest problem of all.

Paul: You can't just quit this project. We have a contract.

Neal: Yes, we do. And if you consult clause 80, subsection "D," you'll see that our obligation is nullified if any pre-existing natural condition should come to light.

Paul: Pre-existing? What are you, an HMO?

Neal: No, I'm a smart businessman who knows a deal breaker when he sees it, and that's what you've got at the construction site.

Paul: I'm not letting you just walk away.

Neal: Then I suspect two teams of highly paid solicitors will soon have much to celebrate.

Lily: There's got to be some way you can fix this.

Mike: What if I agree to cut my rates and I got all the subcontractors to do the same thing. Would that make up for the shortfall?

Neal: Not even if you were to pay us what we agreed to pay you.

Holden: Well, what if we renegotiate the sale price of the land?

Neal: I'm sorry. As much as I would like to help, I have a fiduciary obligation to my shareholders.

Paul: Oh, come on. That's Wall Street econo-babble.

Neal: No, I'm giving you the truth. The decision has already been made. We're withdrawing the finances as we speak. I'm really sorry. I know this meant a lot to you and your family. I wish there was something we could do.

Emma: How can this be happening? Without those developments, I just -- I won't be able to keep this land.

Lily: Look, why don't we clean this up ourselves? If we pool our resources together --

Emma: No, no, Lily. I can't take your money. I mean, besides, if a whole big global company can't afford it, I mean, how can we?

Mike: Well, I guess I better go tell the crew that we won't be staying as long as we thought we were.

Henry: Marcello makes our customers happy, and that makes our cash registers happy, and that makes us happy. And unlike a courtroom or the shark tank at the aquarium, everybody wins.

Bonnie: That's so charming. Naive, but charming.

Henry: It's also how I do business.

Bonnie: Okay. Well, this is how I do business.

Henry: Marcello agreed to these prices?

Bonnie: Yes, he did.

Henry: That's gonna save us a bundle.

Bonnie: Yes, it will.

Henry: Here. Just -- next time, just talk to me first, please?

Bonnie: Okay, sure, fine. I am so sorry.

Henry: Where are you going?

Bonnie: The shark tank. Visit my friends.

Henry: [Laughs]

Emma: I can't imagine what I'll do if I -- if I lose this house.

Lily: That is not gonna happen.

Emma: It will without those condos.

Paul: Well, then we'll just have to make sure they'll get built.

Holden: How exactly do you propose that we do that?

Paul: You heard Emma. She needs the resources of a global company. I just happen to own one.

Meg: Wait a sec. Won't the Worldwide board take a look at those soil reports --

Paul: I'm not even gonna ask the board. I'll get the financing myself.

Emma: Why? Why would you do that?

Paul: To help.

Holden: You do realize how much money we're talking about here?

Paul: Yes. I better go get started.

Meg: Wait a minute, Paul. Are you forgetting you're married now? You don't make a decision like this without consulting your wife.

Jack: Wait a second. How am I your biggest problem?

Carly: Because you keep coming at me with this warm and caring stuff, these promises of being non-judgmental.

Jack: And that's -- and that's bad because --

Carly: Because it proves you're moving on. You have friends. You have a job you love, a new girlfriend.

Jack: Oh, Janet is not my -- we -- we don't have labels.

Carly: Okay, so it's just a beautiful woman who cooks for you and wants to have sex with you and doesn't want a commitment. Poor you.

Jack: Hey, it's a tough job.

Carly: I don't regret you. I really donít. I'm just jealous.

Jack: You have no reason to be. Listen, I know you've had a tough time lately, but your kids, they all love you, even Parker. You just wait. You wait and see how happy J.J.'s gonna be when he sees you.

Carly: Yes, until he finds out his mother is on the Oakdale family-values blacklist.

Jack: Would you stop that, please? You did what you did and it's over. Sitting there feeling sorry for yourself is not gonna get you anywhere.

Carly: You always know the right thing to say.

Jack: Yeah. I should get paid by the hour. Come on. Let's go get our son.

Meg: I know why you're doing this, and you don't have to prove yourself to me.

Paul: No, not to you, but let's face it, your mom is a different story.

Meg: She's already accepted our marriage, so don't think you have to keep jumping through hoops to stay on her good side.

Paul: That's not what I'm doing.

Meg: Okay, then, what are you doing?

Paul: Look, I grew up in a family where the guiding principle was always, "What's in it for me?" And I look at your family and I see how you love and support and protect one another. And I'd like to be a part of something like that.

Meg: So you're trying to prove yourself.

Paul: Yeah, I guess. I'd like to be your hero.

Meg: You already are. Mmm.

Emma: Meg?

Meg: Mama, Paul is gonna help you keep the farm.

Emma: Over my dead body.

Jack: There he is!

J.J.: Mom, Dad, you both came!

Carly: Hi! I missed you so much.

J.J.: I missed you, too.

Jack: You have fun out here?

J.J.: Yeah, but now I'm ready to go home.

Jack: Well, that's why we're here. You all packed up?

J.J.: Not exactly.

Jack: He hasn't done a thing.

J.J.: Well, I've been thinking about it.

Jack: Well, think about it a little bit more, please. Come on, I'd like to get home before midnight.

J.J.: Well, why don't you two get started? I got to go finish up something.

Carly: Now?

J.J.: Yeah, it's for you.

Jack: How badly did we just get played?

Carly: Well, let's get packing.

Paul: You don't want my help?

Emma: What are you doing here? Are you trying to impress my daughter?

Meg: He doesn't need to impress me. We're already married. And if he was doing that, what other choice do we have?

Emma: I am not gonna be a charity case.

Paul: That's not what this is. Look, the only reason I invested in this project in the first place was to make money. If I'm increasing my exposure, it's only to maximize my profits. I'll tell you what. Why don't I go? I'll start the transfer wheels turning, and then if you change your mind and you don't want the money, we'll call the whole thing off.

Meg: That was really unfair.

Emma: What am I supposed to do? Learn to trust him overnight?

Meg: You are really in no position to be so judgmental.

Emma: I just -- I just don't know why he would do this.

Meg: Because he loves me and he knows I love you. And the only thing he wants in return is for you and Holden to show just a little respect. And if he does bail you out of this mess, I think that's the least you can do.

Paul: The bank won't float me a loan big enough to cover the project. I need a guarantor.

Barbara: Ah, that's where I come in.

Paul: Yeah. For some strange reason, the bank trusts you more than it trusts me.

Barbara: Maybe because this idea is completely insane.

Paul: It's really important to me, Mom.

Barbara: Well, maybe the bank doesn't think it's such a good investment for it or for you.

Paul: Emma could lose her farm.

Barbara: Okay, now here's the real motivation behind this. You don't have to do this for Meg, Paul.

Paul: That's exactly what she said.

Barbara: So she's not sold on this idea, either.

Paul: No, she thinks that I'm doing it just for her.

Barbara: Aren't you?

Paul: No, I'm not. This is for myself. As much as Meg's family needs this, I need it more.

Carly: A couple t-shirts, shorts, boxer shorts.

Jack: Oh, boxers. How long has he been wearing boxers?

Carly: I think since Parker told him that tightie-whities are lame.

Jack: [Laughs]

Carly: Socks.

Jack: Hey.

Carly: I'm sorry, Jack. I thought you were a better catch than that, to be honest.

Jack: I am.

Carly: [Laughs]

Jack: Okay, we're gonna have to fit everything else in his backpack, because this thing is full. And it weighs about a ton. It's a wonder that bed didn't collapse.

[Carly remembering when the bed Holden was in fell onto Carly bad]

Jack: Hello, earth to Carly.

Carly: Sorry.

Jack: You were thinking about you and Holden, weren't you?

Carly: I don't want to talk about it.

Jack: There's just one question I want to ask you.

Carly: Oh, I really wish you wouldn't.

Jack: Are you in love with him?

Meg: Hey. So, Paul is getting the money. He's gonna save the project.

Holden: Why? You already married him.

Meg: You know, you and Mama, you just can't give him a break.

Holden: I know you love him, but you can't deny history.

Meg: And that's all it is. History. And now he just wants to help.

Holden: Seems to me like he needs to prove himself.

Meg: Well, he doesn't need to prove himself to me.

Holden: Oh, well, then why is he trying so hard?

Meg: Because he needs to prove himself to Mama and to you. He just doesn't realize your minds are so closed.

Lily: Are you sure you have to leave town? I mean, there's got to be other work for you here somewhere.

Mike: I don't know about that. There's not a lot of building going on in this economy. Believe me, it's not what I want, but I can't afford not to work. I still owe the crews, the fees on the rental equipment. Neal really hung me out to dry.

Lily: You should talk to him.

Mike: He's probably halfway to Europe by now.

Lily: It's worth a try.

Mike: Maybe you're right. I'll see you later.

Lily: Let me know how it goes. Where is everybody?

Holden: Mama's in the barn checking on the kids. Meg -- she's inside, lying down. So, what's going on with you two?

Lily: We're friends.

Holden: Looked like it was a lot more than that.

Lily: What do you want to know, Holden?

Holden: Nothing.

Lily: Do you want to know if I slept with him?

Holden: No. No.

Lily: Well, I'll tell you. The answer is yes. Are you happy now? I know how precious the truth is to you.

Holden: You can do whatever you want. But I still care about you, and I don't want to see you get hurt.

Lily: Don't worry. Mike's got a lot of hurting to do to catch up to you.

Holden: I wasn't talking about Mike.

Lily: What are you talking about?

Holden: I'm talking about you. We both know that nobody hurts you as much as you hurt yourself.

Lily: Oh, don't sell yourself short.

Holden: Lily, whenever you're unhappy, you always find a way to make things worse.

Lily: Are you saying that Mike is Dusty all over again?

Holden: Isn't he?

Lily: Well, for one thing, I'm not cheating on anybody this time, because we're not together, unlike, say, when you slept with Carly.

Holden: All right, fine. You know what, I don't want to talk about this. I don't want to fight with you.

Lily: Fine. Stay out of my business.

Carly: The truth is, I, uh, don't really know exactly how I feel about Holden.

Jack: But you miss him.

Carly: I miss having someone who's crazy about me, who finds me desirable.

Jack: You're very desirable, Carly.

Carly: Thank you, Jack.

Jack: And you certainly haven't lost your ability to drive a man crazy.

Carly: Thank you.

Jack: I meant that in the best possible way, of course.

Carly: Mm-hmm.

Jack: It's only a matter of time before someone else will be knocking on your door.

Carly: And you can come over and scare him off?

Jack: Only if he isn't good enough for you.

Carly: Do you think that I could get to be the one who decides that?

Jack: [Laughs] I don't see why not.

Carly: Jack. You're too good to me.

J.J.: Whoa, nice surprise.

Barbara: Honey, Meg loves you. And that's not gonna change whether you do this project or not.

Paul: That's exactly what she says.

Barbara: And you don't believe her?

Paul: I'm not sure she believes it herself. When she was sick in the hospital, she was afraid of me. She was scared I was gonna hurt her.

Barbara: She was drugged. She was hallucinating.

Paul: Are you sure? Maybe those were her real fears coming out. Maybe she's afraid that deep down, I haven't changed.

Barbara: If she really felt that way, she never would have married you.

Paul: I don't know. I'm not sure. Look, I know this. I know that the old Paul Ryan would never have done anything like this. I never would have gone out on a limb for anybody, let alone somebody that I know didn't trust me, which is why -- this is exactly why I have to do this for myself. But I need your help.

Jack: J.J., it's not what you think.

Carly: We were just --

J.J.: Chill out, you two. Okay? It's totally cool that you guys aren't strangling each other.

Carly: Right. Well, I guess that things were pretty tense when you left, but a lot has changed since you've been gone.

J.J.: I know. Parker IM'ed me.

Jack: Here?

J.J.: The computer lab.

Jack: They have that here?

J.J.: Dad, its camp, not prison.

Carly: Well, whatever Parker IM'ed you, just so you know, the worst is over.

Jack: Yeah, you don't have to worry about being embarrassed by us anymore.

J.J.: Great to know.

Carly: So, this art project that you conveniently had to finish so you didn't have to pack, does it actually exist?

J.J.: Yeah, here it is.

Jack: Wow, you made that?

Carly: Oh! Oh, that's really nice. Well-done.

J.J.: So, we're still a family, no matter what, right?

Carly: Of course.

J.J.: So, it wouldn't hurt if I put this picture up somewhere so it could remind us.

Carly: Wouldn't hurt a bit.

J.J.: Cool. So, can we go home now?

Jack: Yeah, yeah. Why don't you help your old man with the heavy lifting, huh?

J.J.: Sure.

Jack: This is obnoxiously heavy.

J.J.: Oh, my -- oh!

Holden: You know what, you're right. This is none of my business. You can ruin your life any way you want.

Lily: As if you and Carly left anything to ruin.

Holden: All right, fine. You know what, you can blame me and Carly for everything. Go right ahead and do that. And sleep with whoever you want. But be careful what you do in front of the kids, okay?

Lily: Like you did in the cabin next door?

Holden: I was wrong. How many times do I have to say that?

Lily: Sign a separation agreement and you will never have to say it again.

Jack: All right, get some of that stuff unpacked, and I'll come back later and take you guys to Alison's.

J.J.: Sounds good.

Jack: [Sighs] Oh, thank you. What a long, hot morning, huh?

Carly: Yeah. Thanks for taking me with you today.

Jack: It was fun.

Carly: Maybe we finally broke our old pattern, huh?

Jack: What pattern is that?

Carly: Well, either we fight or have sex or both.

Jack: We never did enough talking, did we?

Carly: I don't think we did.

Jack: Maybe it would have been better if we had, huh?

Carly: We'll never know.

Meg: You okay?

Holden: Just worried about the farm.

Meg: No, you're not.

Holden: Well, I should be. It's all that really matters.

Meg: But you can't help but wonder about Lily and Mike.

Holden: Oh, so you noticed.

Meg: Hard not to.

Holden: I won't lie, it bothers me.

Meg: Maybe because you've known each other since you were kids?

Holden: Well, it's over now.

Meg: Well, you don't know if anything is going on.

Holden: Yeah, I do. She told me.

Meg: Well, that must be a fun conversation.

Holden: Yeah. I've definitely had better.

Meg: You know, I thought it was over with Paul more than once.

Holden: You know, she keeps punishing me. But I guess I deserve it, right?

Meg: I think she's just wasting your time. You're doing a great job at punishing yourself.

Holden: Aren't you supposed to be resting?

Meg: I'm too worried to rest. Paul wants to help with the farm, but I'm just afraid he's going to do something foolish.

Holden: He owns a big corporation. I'm sure he knows what he's doing.

Meg: Yeah, maybe. When he thinks with his head instead of his heart. I just don't think he's doing that right now.

Paul: Bonnie. I'm so glad you're not doing anything. I have some legal work that I need done right away.

Bonnie: Paul, I'm really not doing that anymore.

Paul: I'm taking full control over the Snyder farm project, and I need for you to review these agreements.

Bonnie: Well, what about your partners?

Paul: Well, they backed out.

Bonnie: Why?

Paul: Well, Mike Kasnoff seems to think there's problem with the soil, so we've got to clean it all up before we get started again.

Bonnie: So why would you want a larger part of a mess like that, Paul?

Paul: I just need for you to review these agreements.

Bonnie: Okay, um, I can refer you to a really great --

Paul: No, no, no. I don't want to talk to somebody else. I don't want to talk to somebody I don't know.

Henry: Your ex-legal eagle here is trying to tell you that she's hung up her wings.

Paul: Look, I've secured all the loans. My mother's co-signed them. I just need somebody to make sure that I've covered all my bases.

Henry: I'm serious, Paul.

Paul: Okay, look, it's just paperwork. You don't have to talk to another lawyer. You don't have to go appear in court.

Henry: You're not listening to her. No means no.

Paul: I'll double your fee.

Henry: You'll double it?

Bonnie: Paul, I'm just not interested.

Henry: Let's not be so hasty here. Someone's got to feed the sharks.

Emma: My beautiful children, I always hoped that I would pass this land and this farm on to you. If I have to leave this house, I --

Paul: Oh, you're not gonna have to leave this house. You don't have to worry about that. As soon as my lawyer okays the contracts, the bank will release the funds.

Meg: You did it?

Paul: Yeah. Took some arm-twisting, but I did it.

Meg: You hear that, Mama?

Emma: Thank you. Thank you, Paul. I can't tell you how much this means to me. Thank you.

Paul: You're welcome. I was just kind of hoping that if Meg and I ever had kids, they could come here, you know, and, I don't know, milk a cow.

[Chuckles]

Mike: Well, I tried talking to Neal again, but it's hopeless. I told the crews to stop working, but I need your approval to bring the flatbeds to take off the equipment.

Paul: No, Mike, you don't need to do that. We're back on track.

Mike: With whose money?

Paul: Mine. I took over Nealís stake, and I'd really like it if you would stay on and work. I'll pay you whatever Neal was paying you.

Mike: Is this for real?

Paul: It is if you agree.

Mike: Sure. There's nothing I'd like better than to stay on. You won't believe this. The project is back on.

Lily: You changed Nealís mind?

Mike: No, but Paul Ryan is taking over the project.

Lily: That's such great news for Emma.

Mike: Just for Emma?

Holden: [Clears throat]

Lily: Holden.

Mike: I should go wash up. I just came from the site.

Holden: The separation agreements. I signed them. Just like you wanted me to do. I hope you realize that once we set this in motion, there's no turning back.

Meg: Yeah, I'm really proud of you.

Paul: You are?

Meg: Mm-hmm.

Paul: Prove it.

Meg: [Laughs] Okay, how would you like me to do that?

Paul: We're gonna pick up where we left off this morning.

Meg: Oh, really? No, that's too obvious.

Paul: I don't have a problem with obvious.

Meg: Well, you surprised me today, so I need to surprise you in return. I have to do something you don't expect.

Paul: Really? Now we're talking.

Meg: Uh-huh.

Paul: Okay, so what do I have to look forward to?

Meg: I'm gonna make you a pie.

Paul: Let's just go with obvious.

Bonnie: Okay. I'll be done with these in a few hours, and then we'll get right back to work, okay?

Henry: Hey, no worries. No hurry. If anything, I think you're working too fast.

Bonnie: What? Why?

Henry: Well, he's paying by the hour, right? And if he's in charge of this entire development project, then he'll probably have some more legal work down the line.

Bonnie: Henry, wasn't this your idea?

Henry: It wasn't my fault. He made you an offer I couldn't refuse.

Bonnie: Well, don't worry, because I think Paul knows that this is just a one-time deal.

Henry: Yeah. Yeah, I hope you're right. With Paul, though, you never know.

Carly: Can I ask you something? Are you still angry with me about Holden?

Jack: I told you, what you do is your business. I'm not your husband anymore.

Carly: I know. But I wouldn't blame you if you were still mad.

Jack: I'll admit, it was tough to get over. But I understand what you were going through. I understand needing someone.

Carly: I just picked the wrong someone.

Jack: Takes two to make that mistake.

[Doorbell rings]

Carly: Hi, Neal.

Neal: Sorry I didn't ring you up, but this may be my last visit, so I thought I'd throw caution to the wind. Didn't mean to interrupt.

Jack: You're not. No, I was just heading out. I'll be back to pick up the kids later. Okay. Good seeing you.

Carly: So, what's this about your last visit?

Neal: Well, I'm afraid my business at Oakdale has come to an end.

Carly: Would you just excuse me for a second. Jack, wait!

Lily: It's already too late to go back.

Holden: Are you sure?

Lily: We've hurt each other too much, Holden.

Holden: Maybe because we loved each other too much.

Lily: Whatever the reason, it's time to move on.

Holden: You sound pretty sure.

Lily: I am.

Mike: He's gone?

Lily: For good this time.

Mike: Hey, I hope it wasn't because of me.

Lily: No, it happened a long time ago. We just never wanted to admit it. So we pretended, and that just made it worse.

Mike: Are you okay?

Lily: I'm fine.

Carly: You know, you don't have to leave because Neal is here.

Jack: No, I have to get back to the station.

Carly: You sure?

Jack: Absolutely. I'll see you later.

Carly: Okay.

Neal: Everything all right?

Carly: Yes. Sorry about that. So, what's this you were saying about your business?

Neal: We've withdrawn from the Snyder project, but I just wanted to come by and let you know that the offer to Paris is still open.

Carly: Well, that's very nice of you, but I have to say no.

Neal: Of course you do. If you ever change your mind, you know where to find me.

Carly: I do. I might. But I doubt it.

Emma: I never thought I would live to see the day that I'd be placing my life in Paul Ryanís hands. You think I'm making a mistake?

Holden: What choice do you have?

Emma: Is that why you look so unhappy?

Holden: I signed the separation agreement.

Emma: Oh, Honey. I'm sorry. I'm sorry.

Holden: So am I.

Lily: I shouldn't lay this on you.

Mike: Hey, it's okay. You and Holden were together for a long time.

Lily: But the last thing I want to do is to make this your problem. Or ours.

Mike: Lily, we were friends before anything, so whatever happens between the two of us, I hope that doesn't change.

Lily: So do I.

Mike: Okay, then, your shoulder-crying privileges aren't revoked then. You can use them any time you want.

Announcer: On the next "As the World Turns."

Emily: Dani Andropoulos? Is that you?

Dani: Emily, oh, my God, I don't believe it.

Parker: Who can think about tennis when there's you?

Liberty: Hey, you love tennis.

Parker: Yeah, well, I love you.

Carly: It's Parker. He was supposed to be on a train this morning and he wasnít.

Holden: Stay there. I'm on my way. The next time Carly's worried sick, don't blow her off!

Jack: You're giving me advice on my life now after you've done such a bang-up job with yours?

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