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As The World Turns Transcript Friday 10/10/08

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Kim: Are you sure that you're ready for this?

Spencer: I think so.

Katie: You're ready. You'll be fine.

Brad: Just think what a dynamite kickoff this is going to be for "Oakdale 411."

Kim: Don't you think you should ace this interview before you start blowing your horn?

Brad: Kim, come on. This is me. This is going to be a slam dunk.

Henry: Hey, Stranger. I hope we're not interrupting.

Katie: Brad and Spencer were just getting ready to go on location for their new show.

Henry: What do you mean, Brad's new show?

Vienna: What happened to "Oakdale Now"?

Katie: Oh, we're still doing it. But Brad and Spencer are a show called "Oakdale 411." Come here. These are our good friends, Henry and Vienna. Spencer just started at the studio.

Henry: All right, and already hosting a show. Very impressive.

Spencer: Co-hosting with Brad. He and Katie have taught me everything I know. Which, I still have a lot to learn.

Vienna: Of course.

Brad: Well, look who stepped out of their big restaurant empire. We never see you guys anymore.

Henry: I know, well, that's why we're here. It's been so long, we wanted to see if you guys want to do lunch.

Brad: I would love to. I can't, you know, but maybe Katie can.

Henry: Well, look who's playing hard to get.

Katie: Well, listen, let's just wait 'til Brad's done and then we'll go for drinks?

Henry: That sounds good. Come to Metro. Yes, yes, yes. Come to Metro, I've got this sassy new pinot noir that's just begging to be let it out of the bottle.

Brad: I don't know what that means, either. You ready?

Spencer: I guess so.

Brad: All right. Hey, wish us luck.

Katie: You don't need it.

Brad: All right, Eddie! Let's go bag us an evil toy maker!

Spencer: It was nice to meet you.

Henry: It was nice to meet you. Good luck.

Vienna: Why aren't you co-hosting the new show?

Katie: Because I'm going to be doing more hard news now, and I don't have room on my plate. Besides, I want Brad to do this alone. The more he realizes that he can be successful on his own, the more he'll realize that he doesn't owe me for everything.

Vienna: Katie, that's the last thing you want him to think.

Dusty: I'd rather Paul not see me here.

Meg: He's out of town.

Dusty: Really?

Meg: Yeah, he went to Cleveland. He wants to start earning an income again.

Dusty: Sounds like he's getting his sanity back.

Meg: Stop it. I already told you that he is making a quick recovery.

Dusty: And he understands that you asked me to take care of his financial problems, right?

Meg: Yes, he does understand that, and like I told you, he is very grateful that you did that.

Dusty: And that explains the long thank you message he left me.

Meg: Well, he still is Paul. I'm just very grateful that I don't have to lie or worry about him finding out.

Dusty: It's probably better you don't mention my name around him anymore.

Meg: Dusty, you don't have to worry. All that anger and resentment was just part of his illness. He has nothing against you.

Dusty: You want to believe that?

Meg: Yeah, I do believe it.

Dusty: Well, like you said, he's still Paul. Paul Ryan doesn't give up easily.

Paul: All right, so after our meeting yesterday, I had some documents drawn up. This is a license and credit cards and passports for you and for little Adam.

Claudia: His name is Andrew.

Paul: No, his name is Johnny, and your name is Lucy Montgomery.

Claudia: That's a good head shot.

Paul: Yeah, the camera loves you.

Claudia: I always thought so. Unfortunately, my public hasn't gotten the chance to figure it out yet. Anyway --

Paul: Something wrong?

Claudia: I'm just not so sure about all of this.

Paul: Really? Yesterday, you thought it was a great gig.

Claudia: I just don't know how good it is for us.

Paul: Well, come one. Traveling the world for six months for free, just the two of you? That isn't better than day care and waitressing? Auditioning?

Claudia: I guess.

Paul: Okay. So what's the problem?

Claudia: Okay, I spoke to this guy in my acting class who dropped out of law school, and he said --

Paul: You spoke to someone about me?

Claudia: Why shouldn't I have?

Paul: That's not okay. Now, this arrangement needs to remain confidential.

Claudia: I didn't use your name or anything.

Paul: It doesn't matter. Next time you have a question, you talk to me.

Claudia: Okay, I will. Look, I just want to know if this is legal.

Horace: These are the toys that every kid will be begging Santa Claus to bring this year.

Spencer: That's an adorable doll.

Horace: Isn't she? She speaks five different languages, so while your child is feeling the love, she's also on the road to success in the global community.

Spencer: That sounds like it might be appropriate for older children.

Horace: Mostly 2 to 5-year-olds, maybe your more precocious infants.

Brad: I think my 16-year-old daughter would like one.

Horace: Oh, well, lovely ladies are never too old for dolls, even when they're dolls themselves.

Spencer: Ohh. Tell us about yourself, Mr. Krane. It must be so satisfying knowing it's your job is to make children happy on Christmas.

Horace: That's why I got into this business. Now, some guys, they feel like there's no difference -- toys, appliances -- it's all the same. They're just in it for the money. I'm about kids.

Spencer: I have to ask you about safety. Parents worry a lot these days about the clothes and the food and the toys they give their children. They want assurance that nothing's going toe dangerous.

Horace: I worry about it, too. And that is why I do the inspections myself. No toy leaves this factory until I personally check it out.

Brad: That must take up a lot of your time.

Horace: What's more important than safety, right? How could I live with myself if something ever happened to a child who was playing with one of my toys.

Brad: Okay, so if I had a 2-year-old daughter, and I gave her one of these dolls, I wouldn't have to worry?

Horace: Absolutely.

Brad: Because you know how curious kids can be, and you know, accidents, you know, they happen --

Horace hey!

Brad: And you wouldn't want the little parts to come out of the doll that they can choke on, would you, Mr. Krane?

Paul: Of course this is all legal. Why would you even ask that? You already know everything about this project. I told you all about it.

Claudia: Travel book for single moms.

Paul: Yes, real solutions for real people. And my best research is going to come from you.

Claudia: Why can't we use our real names?

Paul: Well, because I need to protect the integrity of the project. All right, let's say you're visiting a hotel or a restaurant, and they catch wind of the fact that you're working for me. All right, they're going to give you preferential treatment. And while that might be nice, what I need is the experience that a real mother would have if she were to follow my advice.

Claudia: I guess.

Paul: Yeah. You know, it's not just me. My publisher in Chicago -- they love this whole anonymity angle, and they really believe in you. That's why they're paying you salary and all your expenses. And all you have to do for the next six months is keep a journal on the laptop that I provide for you. It's perfectly legitimate.

Claudia: Look, Mr. Phillips --

Paul: No, please, call me Raul.

Claudia: I know you know what you're doing. I just don't see how so many moms can buy a book on how to travel the world. I mean, how could they afford that?

Paul: There's lots of moms who can afford it. There's doctors and lawyers and business executives. In fact, that reminds me. Congratulations. You're a doctor.

Claudia: I always wanted to play doctor.

Paul: Well, there you go. What do you think, Andrew? Do you want to go eat ice cream in 12 different cities all over the world?

Andrew: I want to go, Mommy.

Paul: Come on. What do you say? Do you want to go travel the world in style, Dr. Montgomery?

Katie: Spencer is a little sponge. She soaks up whatever we tell her and comes back for more.

Vienna: I'll bet she does.

Katie: She's just eager to learn, Vienna. And she looks great on camera.

Henry: Oh, yeah.

Vienna: Yeah, she's pretty, I guess. And young.

Henry: Hey, you've got to be pretty to be on TV. I mean, look at Katie, she's gorgeous.

Katie: Thank you.

Vienna: Well, so is Brad.

Henry: I never noticed.

Vienna: I'm sure Spencer has.

Katie: Whoa, whoa, whoa, she's not interested in Brad.

Vienna: If you say so.

Katie: Actually, I think she's more interested in me.

Henry: Really?

[Henry purring]

Katie: As a role model! Someone to look up to. A professional woman who's successful in her career.

Vienna: I'm sure you have a lot that she wants.

Henry: Yeah, success, stardom --

Vienna: A hot husband.

Henry: Vienna!

Katie: Look, even if you were right -- which you're not -- Brad wouldn't be interested in her.

Vienna: Maybe not, but he's still a man.

Katie: Henry's a man, and he works in a nightclub filled with eager, young, beautiful women.

Vienna: Yeah, which is why I'm never more than two feet away at all times.

Henry: I only have eyes for you, my darling.

Vienna: Well, it's not your eyes I'm worried about.

Katie: I trust Brad.

Vienna: And I trust Henry. It's the young, eager women that I don't trust them afar I can throw them.

Horace: Give me that! And those pieces.

Spencer: Brad's right. Those do look like something a small child could choke on.

Horace: Look, a small child can't break the doll!

Brad: Well, I didn't have to try very hard. I barely pulled on it.

Horace: So maybe it was defective. Look, I told you, I inspect every doll before it leaves the factory. I would've caught this one before it shipped.

Spencer: Okay, well, here's one that we bought at a local toy store, and I'm nowhere near as strong as Brad.

Horace: Wait a minute!

Brad: Isn't it true, Mr. Krane, that the product safety association has issued three warnings against your products, including this doll?

Horace: Look, what is this?

Brad: Would you like to explain to the parents at home who might be watching why you've ignored those warnings?

Horace: That is a lie!

Brad: This is the report, recommending legal action against the Krane Toy Company.

Horace: You people came here to ambush me!

Brad: No, we came here to find out why you're selling dangerous toys to children.

Horace: You'll ruin my business!

Spencer: You don't deserve to be in business!

Horace: It's Christmas! Give me that!

Brad: Hey, hey, hey.

Dusty: I'm not questioning your medical judgment.

Meg: Oh, really? Well, it's not just that. I know Paul.

Dusty: So do I.

Meg: He's not the person he was.

Dusty: You keep saying that.

Meg: Yeah, because it's true. He's always had two sides, like all of us. He's just learning to make friends with the good one.

Dusty: Sounds like a comic book hero. Can't wait to meet him.

Meg: You know what, Dusty? He's giving you another chance. The least you could do is give him one.

Dusty: If you want me to, I will.

Meg: Yeah, I do.

[Cell phone ringing]

Dusty: Hello?

Emily: Dusty, you need to get down to my office right away.

Dusty: Why is that?

Emi: I think I have lead on Lucy and Johnny.

Horace: Give me that!

Brad: Take it easy. Take it easy.

Spencer: Are you still rolling? Isn't it true, Mr. Krane, that a little boy almost choked on a mini SUV toy you made?

Horace: I'm not answering any more questions! Turn that damn thing off!

Cameraperson: Hey! Off the camera!

Brad: Hey, you don't want to do that.

Horace: I want you out of here! All of you!

Brad: That's okay. We got what we came for. Come on, let's go. Let's go.

Spencer: Mr. Krane, don't you want to explain why you're selling dangerous toys to children on Christmas?

Horace: I said get out of here!

Brad: We're done, Spencer.

Spencer: He still hasn't answered the question!

Brad: No, we're done! Come on.

Horace: I will sue every one of you and your station! So you can kiss your little jobs good-bye! When I'm done with you, you'll never work in this town again!

Brad: Everyone okay?

Spencer: Yeah.

Brad: You got that last threat on camera, right?

Cameraperson: I got everything.

Brad: Did you see that guy? He went ballistic!

Spencer: It was amazing!

Brad: No, you were amazing!

Spencer: Really?

Brad: Really.

Spencer: I couldn't have done it if you weren't there!

Brad: That's why we make a great team.

Spencer: We do, don't we?

Henry: I think I need to speak in defense of Brad and of all men everywhere when I say that just because a guy spends time with a cute girl doesn't mean that he's going to lose his mind. It may distract us a little.

Vienna: A little?

Henry: Not that we're going to do anything about it. Especially not guys that are in love with such beautiful, wonderful women like Brad and myself.

Katie: Good save, Henry.

Henry: I thought so.

Katie: The point is -- I agree with our dear Henry. I trust Brad, and I really don't think Spencer's after him.

Vienna: Okay, I just hope you're right.

Kim: Katie?

Katie: Yes.

Kim: You got a minute?

Katie: Yes, I'll be right there.

Henry: You get to work. We'll meet you at Metro, yeah?

Katie: Yes, after we're done here.

Henry: Okay. Bye.

Katie: Bye.

Kim: I want you to see the feed from Spencer and Brad. Come on.

Dusty: So, what's the lead?

Emily: Wow, that was fast.

Dusty: Yeah, I ran three red lights. What's up?

Emily: Okay, I know that you’re P.I. in San Francisco has a lot of good sources, but I have to say I've collected a few good ones myself over the years. I made a few calls. I know this forger in New York.

Dusty: They're in New York?

Emily: Yeah, they're in New York. And he told me he just did an overnight deal for Lucy Montgomery and her son.

Dusty: In their real names? No, no, no, no. That doesn't make any sense.

Emily: I know. I know. I said the same thing.

Dusty: They're using fake names.

Emily: I know. But he said he only dealt with this guy who paid cash.

Dusty: What guy?

Emily: I don't know. His name was Phillips.

Dusty: Does he know where Johnny and Lucy are right now?

Emily: No, but I made another call, a contact at the FBI. He ran the numbers the forger gave him and he came up with this. A store a few blocks down from Central Park South, where all those hotels are. The name of the store of the items they bought. Mm.

Dusty: You're amazing.

Emily: Yeah, aren't I? Hey, where you going?

Dusty: New York! Listen, I'm going to call my P.I. on the way to the airport, bring him up to speed.

Emily: Okay, okay. I'll keep looking on this end, narrow things down.

Dusty: I owe you for this.

Emily: Yeah, you do.

Dusty: Yes!

Brad: Did you see the feed? Did you see the feed?

Kim: Oh, it was awesome.

Brad: I know, I know! I mean, he couldn't have been any better if we gave him a script! And he went after Spencer like that! And then the camera! Oh yeah, and that last shot in the doorway! It was ratings gold!

Katie: Are you okay?

Spencer: It was scary. When he tried to hit me, I -- if Brad hadn't stepped in --

Katie: Oh well, that's why we keep him around, 'cause of his big muscles.

Brad: Okay, you weren't impressed when I nailed him with the commission, the way I slapped it down on the table like that? I mean, come on.

Kim: That moment may be the promo.

Brad: Or when he went after Spencer. I mean --the look on that guy's face when he realized we weren't there to showcase his fat ugly elf Roine!

Katie: It was great TV.

Spencer: You really think so?

Katie: Absolutely, it kept me glued the entire time. You couldn't ask for a better start for your new show.

Brad: Yeah, and it wasn't just Horace. And, you were terrific. You really were, wasn't she?

Katie: Yes, yes she was. You didn't look like a newbie at all.

Spencer: I don't see how that's possible. I was so terrified I couldn't feel my lips.

[Laughter]

Katie: Well, you couldn't tell.

Spencer: Well, that's really sweet of you to say, but I'm sure I did a million things wrong.

Kim: Oh, but nothing you can't learn the next time.

Katie: No, and the important thing is you kept your cool.

Spencer: Well, Brad's really the one who kept his cool.

Brad: Wait, you don't think I was freaked out? Believe me, I was freaked out.

Spencer: I couldn't tell.

Brad: No, I just learned from Katie how to keep my control, you know? Keep control no matt what happens.

Kim: Actually, you all did a fabulous job out there. And if you want to see it, take a look at it. We're going to do the editing notes tomorrow.

Spencer: It's all on here?

Kim: All of it. Eddie uploaded it from the truck.

Brad: Hey, what happened to Henry and Vienna?

Katie: Oh, we're gonna meet them for drinks after we're done here.

Brad: Are we done? Are we done?

Kim: Actually, I think you guys have accomplished enough for one day.

Brad: You hear that? The big boss has spoken. I could really use that drink.

Katie: And you deserve it. Come on. Actually, Spencer? You wanna join us?

Spencer: Really? Ah, you guys are awesome!

Vienna: Okay, what is she doing here?

Katie: I hope you guys don't mind, we didn't want to leave Spencer alone.

Vienna: No, of course not. Welcome to Metro.

Spencer: You guys own this place? It's so cool.

Henry: You should see it at night.

Spencer: Oh, I'll have to come by and check it out.

Henry: Great, you do that. I got us set up over here. Let's -- come on and have a seat. Can we get another glass? Thank you.

Brad: Oh, so that is what you call a sassy?

Henry: Yes, yes, yes, yes. Wait 'til you taste it. Do you like pinot noir?

Spencer: I'm sure if you picked it, it's got to be good.

Vienna: So how was the toy store?

Brad: It was -- factory. Factory, Vienna. And you know what? We nailed it.

Katie: Yeah, they really did. It was unbelievable.

Henry: Yeah, that sounds like you're getting off to a good start.

Spencer: Oh, I'm just trying to keep my head up above water. Thank God I have Katie and Brad to help me. I couldn't ask for two better mentors.

Brad: I think my head is starting to swell.

Katie: Don't worry, Honey, no one will notice.

Spencer: And for a young woman like me, just starting out in the business, Katie's an inspiration. I only hope one day I can have everything she has.

Emily: Are you sure about that? No, well just -- find out and get back to me. You know where I am. Oh, my day just got so much brighter.

Paul: Good to see you, too.

Emily: Please tell me you're lost and just came in here looking for directions.

Paul: No, I got a call from accounting saying I needed to come down here and sign some papers, and I told them I'd be here right after I got back from Cleveland.

Emily: Oh, well, they're not here.

Paul: Okay. Well, maybe you can call accounting and find out where they are?

Emily: I'm not your secretary.

Paul: In the grand scheme of things, you work for me.

Emily: So fire me. Then you can explain to the board why I'm gone even though "The Intruder's" revenue and circulation has increased for three straight quarters.

Paul: Does everything have to be a spitting contest with you?

Emily: Only with you.

Paul: You know what? I'll track down those papers myself.

Emily: Okay, you do that. Oh, I heard the -- your anonymous benefactor was identified.

Paul: Yes, it was very, very kind of Dusty to do that. I should thank him.

Emily: You should.

Paul: Do you know where he is?

Emily: Not his secretary, either.

Paul: I'll just go get those papers.

Emily: Mm-hmm, always a pleasure.

[Phone ringing]

Emily: Emily Stewart. No, I'm sorry, wrong extension. This is not Paul Ryan's office. You might want to try accounting. Really? Are you sure about that? No, I'll be happy to tell him myself.

[Cell phone ringing]

Dusty: Hey, what's up?

Emily: Paul was just here. He said he just came back from Cleveland, guess what? He was in New York!

Dusty: Are you sure about that?

Emily: Yeah, I'm sure. The airline just called. He left something on his flight. Quite a coincidence, don't you think?

Dusty: I gotta go, I'll call you back.

Doorman: Here you go, Dr. Montgomery.

Dusty: Dr. Montgomery? Not so fast.

Spencer: Oh, none for me, thanks.

Henry: You have to drink -- we're toasting you.

Spencer: Oh, I'm so exhausted, if I have any more wine, I'll crash.

Katie: Well, it's true. All of that excitement does kind of wear you out.

Spencer: Yeah, I should get back to the hotel, get some sleep so I don't make a complete idiot out of myself tomorrow.

Brad: You sure?

Spencer: Yeah. Thank you all so much for inviting me.

Katie: Oh, how are you going to get back? We all came in Brad's car.

Spencer: Oh, I'll just call a cab.

Katie: No, he can take you back.

Brad: Sure.

Spencer: I don't want to take you from your friends.

Vienna: Oh, how sweet. I'll call you a cab right now.

Brad: No, no, it's no problem. We can talk about how great we were today. Come on.

Spencer: Okay. Thank you all so much for putting up with me.

Katie: Oh, don't be silly, you're part of the family now.

Brad: I'll be back in ten.

Vienna: Are you out of your mind?

Spencer: You could've just dropped me off, you know. Katie and your friends are waiting.

Brad: Well, they can survive without me for a couple more minutes.

Spencer: You guys were so amazing to me today. I don't know how to thank you.

Brad: You don't have to. Like Katie said, you're part of the family now.

Spencer: She's wonderful.

Brad: I think so.

Spencer: I never expected anyone to help me as much as she has.

Brad: Well, you and me both. Okay, I'm going to tell you a secret. There was no way I would admit this at the time when I first started "Oakdale Now." I had no idea what I was doing. I'd never done TV before, and I couldn't even find my camera.

Spencer: I can't believe that. You look like you've been doing it your whole life.

Brad: No, I'm telling you, it's true! It's just blind luck and Katie. She -- yeah -- you know, she taught me everything. I wouldn't be here without her.

Spencer: If I ever get anywhere in this business, I hope one day, I have the chance to help someone like Katie's helping me.

Brad: You will. You will. You know, the most important asset you're going to have on TV is your own personality.

[Spencer laughs]

Brad: You know? It's what makes an audience watch. No, they have to like you, and they have to want you to be their friend.

Spencer: Well, I'll never be as likable as Katie.

Brad: Are you kidding me? You're very likable.

Spencer: You really think so?

Brad: I do.

Spencer: Well, I think you're likable, too.

Vienna: You really don't see what's going on here? That whole "Oh I'm so tired, please drive me home" routine?

Katie: It was my idea, not hers.

Vienna: Exactly! You did exactly what she wanted you to do, and she made you think it was your idea.

Katie: You are being ridiculous.

Vienna: No, you are being played like a violin.

Henry: No, no, no -- I'm with Katie on this one, okay? Even if she is the greatest schemer in history, there are some of us that are just too savvy to be suckered.

Vienna: Oh, you think so?

Henry: Absolutely I think so. Brad is one. Myself. We're experienced. We've been around the block a few times. Some young woman is not going to pull the wool over our eyes.

Vienna: Let me show you something. Oh, my God!

Henry: What?

Vienna: Oh, my God!

Henry: What? What is it?

Vienna: My wallet! My wallet's not here!

Henry: Oh, Lord. When did you last see it?

Vienna: I don't know. I don't know. At Al's! I was paying for a delivery, and then the guy, he forgot one of the sheets in the truck, and I went out to sign it, and my wallet is --

Henry: Oh, I'm sure it's still there!

Vienna: Oh my God, my credit card, and my cash, and my driver's license! I got to go get it.

Henry: No, no, no, no, no.

Vienna: No, no, no! I got to go. I got to go. I'm sorry.

Katie: Hey, it's okay! Go, go, go, go.

Henry: We need to calm down. I'll go it.

Vienna: It's my stupid mistake.

Henry: It is your stupid mistake, but I'll take care of it. I'll go get it, all right?

Vienna: Aww.

Henry: Goodness gracious.

[Both laugh]

Vienna: Oh! Come here my savvy, experienced sucker-proof Henry!

Katie: That was classic. But I still don't think Spencer's trying to do anything like that.

Vienna: Then why is Brad with her at the hotel right now?

Katie: She needs on-camera training, and I am willing to help her. Why would she jeopardize that?

Vienna: Because Brad's a hunk.

Katie: There are plenty of hunks out there. Remember when juicy Janet came to town with Brad's daughter? I handled that one pretty good, didn't I? I can handle a little crush.

[Spencer screams]

Paul: I missed you so much.

Meg: Oh.

Paul: I feel like I've been gone for weeks. It's so good to see you.

Meg: I missed you, too. How was Cleveland?

Paul: Successful.

Meg: And you took your medication?

Paul: Yes, I did. I have a special nursey Meg watch, and you know, every time it goes off, every time there's an alarm, I think of you, I take a little pill.

Meg: I'm glad you're okay.

Paul: I'm better than okay. I haven't been this good since before my father came in town. Okay. How is he?

Meg: We're really good. I got my very first wake-up call today. He's been kicking like crazy.

Paul: We're going to be parents.

Meg: Yeah, we really are.

Paul: Yeah, want to go lie down?

Meg: And rest?

Paul: Sure. We'll rest eventually.

Dusty: I'm going to kill you, you little bastard!

[Elevator bell dings]

Lakeview Cop #1: We've got an intruder alert on seven -- an assault on a guest named Spencer McKay.

[Spencer cries]

Brad: What happened? What happened?

Spencer: Oh, Brad!

Hotel guest: I was in my room when I heard screaming.

Lakeview Cop #2: Ms. McKay, can you tell us what happened?

Spencer: I opened my door, and there was this man in my room. And so, I, I screamed. And he pushed me into the door, and ran out.

Lakeview Cop #1: Did you see anything?

Hotel guest: Well, just the last.

Spencer: I think I hit my head.

Brad: Oh wow, it's bleeding. We should -- whoa -- we should wash that. Come on, let's go inside here.

Spencer: In there?

Brad: Yeah -- could you guys check the room out first? Thank you. Hey, thanks a lot for helping her.

Hotel guest: If she needs anything, I'm here for another two days.

Brad: Thank you.

Lakeview Cop #2: It's clear.

Brad: All right. Come on, come on. I'm going to get you a washcloth.

Lakeview Cop #1: Miss, can you tell us what he look like?

Spencer: I -- the room was dark. I opened the door, and I couldn't see a face, just a shape. And I knew it was a man, though. And he was stocky, short, balding. That's all I can tell you.

Brad: You know what, that sounds like Krane. Okay, we're reporters. We did a story today on the Krane Toy Company today, and the owner, Horace Krane, he didn't like it. I mean, he's a short, stocky bald guy.

Lakeview Cop #1: Mm-hmm.

Brad: He went after ms. McKay when the camera was running, so I'm thinking maybe he just came back for me.

Spencer: I can't be sure it was him.

Lakeview Cop #2: We'll radio down to the command post, get a full hotel search going.

Lakeview Cop #1: And pass his description on to Oakdale P.D.

Brad: All right, thank you.

Lakeview Cop #2: Call the desk if you need us for anything.

Brad: Thanks. You okay?

Spencer: I'm still shaking. What if he comes back?

Brad: I think you scared him away.

Spencer: You should -- you should go. Katie's probably wondering where you are.

Brad: No, no. I'll call her, and I'll tell her I stay her until the security guys finish their search

Spencer: You sure you don't mind?

Brad: No, no, no. Not at all.

Spencer: Good, 'cause I don't think I can be alone.

Brad: Spencer, you're not alone.

Katie: Okay, well, you just stay there with her. I will, all right. Spencer was attacked.

Vienna: What?

Henry: At the Lakeview?

Katie: Yeah. Brad seems to think it was that guy they interviewed today. He had some real anger management issues.

Henry: Was he stalking her?

Katie: He was in her hotel room. She screamed, and he ran.

Vienna: Well, did they catch him?

Katie: No, they're still looking for him.

Henry: Is Spencer okay?

Katie: Yeah, Brad says she just has a cut, and she's really freaked out. He's going to stay there with her until she calms down.

Vienna: You ought to get over there.

Henry: You don't stop, do you?

Vienna: Stop what?

Henry: I mean, as soon as you're suspicious of someone, that's it. They have no chance.

Vienna: No, I just meant that, you know, since Spencer looks up to Katie, maybe she'll feel better if Katie's there.

Henry: Please!

Katie: No, she's right, she's right. I think I'm going to head over there.

Henry: Oh, not you, too?

Katie: Just to make sure she's okay. I'll grab a cab.

Henry: You don't think that girl could set this whole thing up, do you?

Vienna: Of course not. Who would do a thing like that?

Brad: All right. That should do it.

Spencer: Thanks for staying with me.

Brad: I told you, we're a team.

[Knocking on door]

Brad: All right. I'll get it.

Spencer: Okay.

Katie: Hey.

Brad: Hi.

Katie: Are you okay?

Spencer: I'm fine. I don't know what I'd have done if Brad hadn't been here.

Katie: Did they catch the guy?

Brad: They searched the hotel, but they didn't find anyone.

Katie: So we don't know for sure it was Krane?

Brad: Not for sure.

Spencer: It was such a shock, I just kept screaming. That poor guy down the hall. He was trying to calm me down, and I just kept hollering.

Katie: Well, at least nothing bad happened. I mean, well, the cut, yes. So what happened? You opened the door, you saw him, you screamed, and he ran? Well, at least you're okay now.

Brad: It could've been a lot worse.

Spencer: I know.

Katie: Of course.

Spencer: Why would he want to hurt me? We were just telling the truth.

Katie: Exactly. So, you have to remember if it was Krane, if the story comes out, he's going to lose his business.

Spencer: Have you ever been attacked because of a story?

Katie: Yeah, by a guy in a turkey suit.

Spencer: What did he do, dance?

Brad: Well, you could call it that.

Katie: So at the end I said, "I'm sorry, Sir, I don't think people are ready for performing poultry."

Brad: But at the time, I mean, it was really hysterical.

Katie: He didn't think so. He came after me with a knife.

Spencer: A knife?

Katie: Well, a butter knife, but still -- it was scary. The crew guys had to jump on him and tiny, the lighting guy, had to sit on him until the police got there.

Brad: Tiny's 300 pounds.

Katie: But the guy with the gun was much more dangerous.

Spencer: Really? A gun?

Katie: Yeah, well, he wasn't so happy when Brad and I got married.

Spencer: He wanted you for himself?

Katie: No. He wanted Brad.

Brad: What can I say, I'm catnip. See, that's better.

Spencer: I don't know if I'm cut out for this business.

Brad: Are you kidding? You're a natural. Don't even think about quitting. Right, Katie?

Emily: Dusty, whatever you're doing, will you call me when it's over? I'm sorry I dropped that bomb, but just try not to get too much blood on the floor. We just got you back. I don't want you going away for a long, long time.

Margo: That sounded like it came straight from the heart. Did you pick one up on sale?

Emily: You know what? I'm not going to even ask what you're doing here, just go away.

Margo: Boy, I wish I could, but duty calls.

Emily: What, am I arrested?

Margo: You should be. For emotional distress alone you could fill a couple or rap sheets.

Emily: I'm shocked, it's personal.

Margo: Oh, everything's personal, Emily, didn't you know that? Business, politics, affairs of the heart? Why all of your relationships have ended so badly, and not just you.

Emily: You know, I love it. You spend month after month foaming at the mouth, warning me to leave your poor innocent little son alone, and I finally do and --

Margo: You know, this isn't about Casey.

Emily: It's not?

Margo: No. You feeling a little guilty, are you?

Emily: I didn't enjoy hurting him, if that answers your question. I cared about him very much. I always will.

Margo: You are so good at that. It just brings tears to a mother's eyes. I wonder if Donovan would feel as moved as I am.

Emily: Dusty? What does Dusty have to do with anything?

Margo: Well, he's the reason I'm here.

Dusty: You know what your psycho husband's been up to? He went to New York, hired an actress and her 4-year-old son to pretend to be Lucy and Johnny.

Meg: New York? I thought you were in Cleveland.

Dusty: He wasn't in Cleveland. He was setting up this woman and her kid to lead me on a wild goose chase around the world. Right?

Meg: Is that true?

Paul: I wanted him out of town.

Meg: Paul, I can't believe this.

Dusty: Why not? Because he's normal? He's a well-adjusted guy?

Meg: Dusty went out of his way to get you out of some of the worst trouble of your life! I thought you were grateful.

Paul: Grateful for what? Him lending me some money that was mine to begin with!

Dusty: It was never yours. Whether you like it or not, your father left it to me.

Paul: Yeah, and isn't that interesting? The whole world thinks he's dead, but somehow he manages to be the main beneficiary of my father's will! Now my father was a lot of things, but he was not stupid. There's no way he'd leave all my money to a dead guy.

Meg: Okay, so, what are you getting at?

Paul: What I'm getting at is that Dusty and my father were in on it from the beginning.

Dusty: I don't care what your doctor says -- you're a sick man.

Brad: I hope Spencer's okay. She was really freaked out.

Katie: She's in a busy hotel, full by people, and security's going to check on her.

Brad: Yeah, but still, finding some lunatic lurking around in your room like that. That's pretty scary.

Katie: You really think it was Krane?

Brad: Sounds like it.

Katie: Too bad she's the only one who saw him.

Brad: What do you mean?

Katie: I'm just saying.

Brad: You don't think she made it up, do you?

Katie: Why would Krane run at the sight of her? He certainly wasn't afraid of her this afternoon.

Brad: Well, I mean, she's not sure it was him. It could've just been some thief that ran at the sight of her.

Katie: Hmm.

Brad: Why a you suspicious all a sudden? I know what this is. This is Vienna talking. I saw the way she was looking at Spencer.

Katie: No, no. This has nothing to do with Vienna. I'm just wondering if maybe Spencer's a little bit more of a project than we originally thought. We're just getting used to life with Liberty. Do we really need someone else to worry about?

Brad: It sounds like to me, you don't want me to do the show anymore.

Katie: No, I'm not saying that.

Brad: It was kind of nice getting out of the studio, doing boots-on-the-ground reporting. But if you don't want me to do it --

Katie: Who's the one who encouraged you to do it in the first place?

Brad: And I owe you big-time for that.

Katie: Yes, you do.

Brad: Listen to me. She just needs some shows under her belt, okay, and I guarantee you that Spencer -- she's going to be fine.

Katie: I know. I'm sure you're right.

Brad: Yeah. Come on.

[Spencer watching the show she and Brad taped]

Spencer: Are you still rolling? Isn't it true, Mr. Krane, that a little boy almost chocked on a mini SUV toy you made?

Horace: I'm not answering anymore questions. Turn that damn thing off. Hey, hands off the camera.

Brad: Everyone okay?

Spencer: Yeah.

Brad: Did you get that last threat on camera? I got everything.

Brad: Did you see? That guy went ballistic.

Spencer: That was amazing.

Brad: You were amazing.

Spencer: Really?

Brad: Really.

Spencer: I couldn't have done it without you.

Brad: That's why we make a great team.

Spencer: We do! We do, don't we?

Brad: Yes, we do.

Margo: Come on, Emily. Don't tell me you weren't absolutely thrilled when you found out that Donovan was back amongst the living. In fact, why don't you leave him another message and tell him come on over.

Emily: You know what? I know you Cops get your kicks out of intimidating people, but I can't really quake in my boots unless I know what you're raving about, Margo.

Margo: So, you're telling me you have absolutely no idea about how Donovan faked his own death and got out of town?

Emily: No, why would I?

Margo: Only because he is the sickest of the long line of sick attachments to unavailable men boys.

Emily: This isn't questioning, this is harassment. You asked me the question. Did I have anything to do with Dusty? I answered no. Are we finished?

Margo: No. I don't believe you.

Emily: I was in love with the man. When I thought he was dead, I wanted to die myself. You were there that night, Margo. You saw me. Why don't you question my mother or my sister about it?

Margo: No, I think I'll stick to you. So, when you found out that Donovan was supposedly dead, there was just no reason to go on with your sadistic life. Is that your story?

Emily: It's not a story, it's the truth.

Margo: Well, then that certainly explains it. How you got your claws into my son's heart, whose grief -- you just had to overcome your grief, until Donovan miraculously resurrected and then, well, bye-bye, Casey. It was real, but it wasn't real, was it?

Emily: You don't know what you're talking about.

Margo: Really? So, ditching my son when Donovan reappeared, that was just a coincidence?

Emily: This interrogation is over. Get out.

Margo: Sure. You know, if I find out that you did have anything to do with Donavan's defrauding this town, I'll be back again. This time with handcuffs. Something I'm sure you're used to.

Dusty: Your father had me locked in a cage. You think I'm working with him?

Paul: I think that, you know, it's a possibility that this whole cage thing is just made up. It's some kind of deniability.

Dusty: Someone should put you in a cage.

Meg: Okay, you can't honestly believe what you're saying?

Paul: What, are you kidding me? He turns on the charm, all of a sudden you believe one word this guy has to say.

Meg: You know what I believe? I think your father brought Dusty here so he could split us up and make you crazy with jealousy!

Dusty: And it worked. Why don't you get out of here, Meg, before something terrible happens.

Paul: Oh, yeah, you'd love that, wouldn't you?

Dusty: You're dangerous, Pal. You don't belong anywhere near a pregnant woman, I don't care if she is your wife.

Paul: Don't you dare! How dare you! I would never let anything happen to my wife or my child. Now you stay away from my family, Dusty.

Meg: Let it go, Dusty.

Dusty: You're playing with fire, Meg.

Meg: Let it go.

Dusty: That's your choice. Stay away from my son.

Meg: I am going to give you the benefit of the doubt this one last time, just in case it's your illness talking. But if you ever do anything like this again, that's it, Paul. I'm gone.

Next week on "As the World Turns."

Paul: You want Dusty. I want Meg. Maybe we could help each other.

Emily: You want me to be a go-between with your ex?

Dusty: Yeah. Do you mind?

Henry: What is going on?

Katie: I think the new girl's trying to kill me.

Janet: You've got someone up there, don't you? Is it Jack?

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