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As The World Turns Transcript Tuesday 11/18/08

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[Casey harmonizing]

[Doorbell rings]

Casey: Ooh. Lallilee. I like it. But I do not know how you're going to skateboard in it.

Alison: Yeah, I thought we might try to do something a little more productive today.

[Casey sighs]

Casey: Unproductive is so much more fun.

Alison: Casey, you need to get a job.

Casey: Didn't we already have this conversation?

Alison: Yes, when you were first suspended. Now you've been expelled, you have to get serious.

Casey: Why?

Alison: Do you really want to live off your parents for the rest of your life?

Casey: I don't have a problem with it.

Alison: Okay, well they might. Come on. I'm sure there are tons of jobs on craigslist.

Casey: Everybody knows the jobs on that site, no one wants.

Alison: Oh, boo-hoo, poor you. Now sit down, shut up, and start looking. What?

Casey: This whole Nazi cheerleader routine is totally hot.

Alison: Don't you start.

Brian: Luke? Are you here? Luke! Oh, so you are alive.

Luke: What are you doing here?

Brian: I was worried about you. I called you a few times, and never heard back. I know you were upset about getting expelled.

Luke: What time is it?

Brian: It's almost 3:00.

Luke: In the afternoon?

Brian: Rough night?

Luke: Yeah, I just -- I ate something that didn't agree with me.

Brian: You look like you slept in the barn with the horses.

Luke: Why thank you. So what are you doing here?

Brian: I thought you might want to know about your grandmother.

Luke: What about her? Is she okay?

Brian: Well, if you'd picked up your messages, you'd know.

Lily: Hi. What a surprise.

Lucinda: If you're busy, I can --

Lily: No, don't be silly. Come in. How are you feeling?

Lucinda: Well, I'm going to feel a whole lot better once the surgery is done and over with.

Lily: Have you scheduled it yet?

Lucinda: Actually, it's -- it's today.

Lily: What? You didn't say anything? You didn't call --

Lucinda: Darling, there was a slot opening in the schedule, so Brian made a thousand trillion million phone calls. Anyway, I'm in. And I wanted you to know, and Brian absolutely refused to let me go to the hospital without telling you.

Lily: You wouldn't have called me on your own?

Lucinda: I don't want you to worry about me, Dear.

Lily: Mother, stop. I'm coming with you. And I can come home with you later. They don't keep you overnight for a lumpectomy, do they?

Lucinda: Not a lumpectomy. We're going the whole way. It's breast removal. It's a relief.

Lily: That couldn't have been an easy decision to make.

Lucinda: Well, it was easier this time around.

Lily: Was this Brian's idea, too?

Luke: I can't believe it. I really thought she beat it.

Brian: Yeah, so did she.

Luke: Well, I've got to get changed. I'm going to the hospital.

Brian: There's no rush. She's not even there yet.

Luke: Well, I can't just stand around here. There's got to be something I can do.

Brian: Look, if you want to do something for your grandmother, cut out the booze.

Luke: Excuse me?

Brian: You smell like a brewery.

Luke: Some guy spilled beer on my shirt.

Brian: Yeah, right.

Luke: Do you want me to call him?

Brian: Look, I'm sorry. But from what your grandmother told me, drinking will kill you. And I would hate to think you'd do something that stupid.

Janet: Hey.

Liberty: Hey.

Janet: I thought you had a study program after school.

Liberty: Yeah, something more important came up.

Janet: Yeah, well, you know marrying Jack was only half my dream-come-true. Do you want to know what the other half was? You going to college. Go back to school.

Liberty: Yeah, Mom, this is about Jack. I got this call from a lawyer, Bonnie Mc-something. And I might get called to testify at a custody hearing for Sage tomorrow.

Janet: I was afraid that might happen.

Liberty: I can't do it, Mom. There's no way I can stand in front of a courtroom full of people and trash you.

Janet: Honey, Honey, I wouldn't worry about it, okay?

Liberty: What? What are you so Zen about? Did Sage finally come clean and admit you didn't hit her?

Janet: No. But Jack has a plan to make this whole ugly mess go away. And if anybody can make it go away, it's Jack.

Carly: Oh, hi. Mrs. Garza. I don't know if you remember me --

Mrs. Garza: You're hard to forget, Mrs. Snyder -- I mean, Ms. Tenney.

Carly: I've just been waiting in the car for my daughter Sage to come out, and she hasnít. So I'm curious, does she have an after-school program or something she forgot to tell me about?

Mrs. Garza: Oh, no, you must have gotten your signals crossed. No, Sage left a little while ago with her dad.

Sage: I thought it was Mom's day to pick me up.

Jack: It was. But I got off early, I thought I'd spend some time with my best girl.

Sage: Why do we have to walk home?

Jack: It's a beautiful day, Sage. I thought we'd walk through the park and get some ice cream. Let's hurry up before all the tables get filled up.

Carly: I'm not surprised you're not answering your phone. I'm just leaving the school, and Mrs. Garza said that you picked up Sage today. And since we didn't discuss that, I can only assume that you're going to try to get her to change her story before the hearing tomorrow. And if that's true, it's only going to weaken your case. So I suggest you call me when you get this message and tell me where you are, or I will ask the judge to keep both Janet and you away from our daughter.

[Cell phone beeps]

Sage: Aren't you going to listen to that?

Jack: Uh, later. Later, I will. How's your ice cream?

Sage: It's good.

Jack: That's great. You know, I've been working so much, I haven't spent much time with you.

Sage: It's okay. Mom says you love being a cop more than anything.

Jack: Not more than you and your brothers. Believe me. But I am. I'm glad I'm back on the force. For a time there, I didn't think it was going to happen.

Sage: Why not?

Jack: Well, I guess you're old enough for me to tell you.

Sage: I'm almost a teenager, Dad.

Jack: Right, yes. Well, the reason I wasn't a cop for a while was because I did something illegal, Sage, and I lied about it.

Sage: You did?

Jack: Yeah. Yeah, I'm not proud of it. I knew I made a mistake when it happened, and I felt really bad about it. What made it worse was when I kept lying about it. But I couldn't take it anymore, and finally, I -- I told the truth.

Sage: Were people mad when they found out you lied?

Jack: A little bit. But they got over it. But I've got to tell you, it felt so good to tell the truth. I guess it's true what they say, that once you tell the truth, everything -- everything feels better.

Sage: Not always.

Jack: What do you mean?

Sage: Sometimes, telling the truth ruins everything.

Liberty: You really think he can get Sage to come clean?

Janet: You don't?

Liberty: I mean, she is Carly's daughter.

Janet: She's also half-Jack's, and that's the half I am counting on. She has to realize that telling lies can't get her what she wants.

Liberty: Yeah, like her mom and dad back together?

Janet: Yeah. So I hope that Jack gets through to her and she realizes that's not --

Carly: Where are they?

Janet: Who?

Carly: Jack and Sage.

Janet: I don't know.

Carly: What did you think? That if Jack could get her alone, he could somehow convince her to say that you didn't slap her?

Janet: Well, it might be nice for her to tell the truth for a change.

Carly: She has told the truth.

Janet: I didn't lay a hand on her.

Carly: Are you calling my daughter a liar?

Janet: Well, if she is, she learned from the master.

Carly: And what has your daughter learned from you? Except how to jump into bed with the first boy who lays eyes on her. What is this? You going to hit me, too?

Janet: No, Carly, I want you to leave. And I don't want you to ever trash my daughter again.

Carly: And don't you manipulate mine.

Janet: Oh, like you've never done that.

Carly: I know I've never hit her.

Liberty: Maybe I deserved it.

Carly: Oh, you poor thing. Spoken like a true victim.

Liberty: I'm not a victim. And my mother never hurt your precious daughter, so get over it and stop trying to ruin her life.

Lucinda: Well, they all -- the oncologist, the surgeon, everybody -- they all agreed that I should opt for the, you know, the mastectomy. So okay, okay.

Lily: Of course.

Lucinda: And yes, Brian was in favor of it.

Lily: I -- I shouldn't have even brought it up, Mother. It's just -- nevermind.

Lucinda: Oh, Honey, please, don't -- don't be upset.

Lily: I'm not. And I feel pretty odd bringing it up, but the fact that you turned to Brian and not your own daughter?

Lucinda: Darling, the truth is -- the truth it's easier for me just to talk to him, have him make the phone calls and all that stuff, because I don't see in his eyes the fear that I see in yours right now.

Lily: I am afraid. I'm afraid of losing you.

Lucinda: Honey, I don't want you to have any sad thoughts, ever.

Lily: Don't you know by now you can't protect me?

Lucinda: Don't you know by now you're going to be my precious little girl no -- no matter what? That'll never change. Darling, oh. Oh, Honey. Oh, Honey.

Lily: I love you.

Lucinda: I love you, too. Love you.

Alison: Okay. Accounting trainee. You know, I hear next to nursing, accounting is one of the most stable jobs out there.

Casey: Oh, yeah? Seriously, shoot me.

Alison: Alrighty, then. How about --

Casey: No, let's face it. None of these jobs are going to inspire me to reach new heights. And if even one did and I got an interview, the minute they see my employment history includes stamping license plates at Statesville, I'm history.

Alison: Okay, being an ex-con doesn't mean you can't turn your life around.

Casey: That's what I was supposed to be doing at OU until they gave me the boot.

Alison: Well, what about your grandmother? Didn't you used to deejay at her club?

Casey: Yes, but that was until I cleaned out the safe to pay off my gambling debt.

Alison: Okay, talk about burning bridges. You know, you're lucky your parents even let you stay here.

Casey: We'll see what happens when they get that letter from the dean.

Alison: Oh, my God. You still haven't told them you got expelled?

Luke: Look, Brian, I appreciate your concern, thank you, but I am fine. I just need to take a shower and get to the hospital. What?

Brian: I just can't help but think about your grandmother and what she's about to go through.

Luke: Well, she must be very scared.

Brian: I think the only thing she's scared of is not waking up. The rest of it she can handle, even this disfiguring procedure, as long as she stays alive. And not just for herself, but for your mother and your sisters and you. And yet, here you are, with a brand new kidney and a second chance at life, willing to throw it all away on a bottle of booze.

Luke: All right, you know what, Brian, I've had enough lectures in the last couple of days from my parents and from Noah, so I'd really appreciate it if you'd just lay off, okay?

Brian: I wouldn't even be bothering, Luke, if I didn't know how much Lucinda loved you and how it would kill her to find out what you're doing to yourself.

Luke: Well, she's not going to find out unless you tell her.

Brian: Okay. Well, don't worry, I wonít. But if you want to show up for your grandmother today and not have her see right through you, you damned well better clean up your act.

(Coughing)

Sage: I'm done with my ice cream. Can we go home now?

Jack: No, Honey, not -- not yet. Tell me why you think telling the truth ruins everything.

Sage: Because it does. Like when Mom told you the truth about not really being sick.

Jack: We didn't get married.

Sage: If she hadn't told you the truth, you would still be together.

Jack: No, Honey, no, that doesn't make sense. Sooner or later I would've figured out she was lying.

Sage: But there was another time when you stayed. You found out Mom lied, but you stayed anyway. And we were a family. Why can't that happen again?

Jack: Is this your way of admitting something?

Sage: Like what?

Jack: Like maybe you lied about Janet hitting you because you thought I'd break up with her and we'd be a family again?

Sage: No. I didn't say that.

Janet: Honey, this is not your fight. Really. I can handle this. Thank you.

Carly: Just tell me where they are and I'll go.

Janet: Why should I help you after what you've done?

Carly: What I've done!

Janet: You lied -- to me and Jack. About wanting us to be together, all the while you were plotting to keep us apart. And using your daughter to do it!

Carly: I'm not going listen to this.

Janet: Okay, wherever Jack and Sage are, you'd better hope that he gets through to her. Because the truth will come out and when it does, where will you be?

Carly: Where will you be when the judge refuses to let Jack see his daughter while you're in the picture?

Alison: Okay, let's try a different approach here. What is something that you would want to do on a daily basis?

Casey: I can't think of anything.

Alison: Seriously?

Casey: Seriously. I would watch Emily get so pumped over work and be jealous. I would never have that.

Alison: Yeah, I know, I felt the same way. But then one day I woke up and realized that nursing was something I'd always wanted but never let myself have.

Casey: And are you glad you did it, even with all the drama?

Alison: Totally. There's nothing like letting yourself go after something you want and what you deserve.

Casey: I wouldn't know.

Alison: Okay, I want you to try to visualize yourself doing something that really excites you. And then make your move. Whoa, what the hell was that?

Lily: Mother, I -- I should have brought music. They say that helps with stress.

Lucinda: Oh, Darling, I'd be less-stressed if you'd didn't try to decorate this room like the Taj Mahal, which was after all a tomb, you know?

Holden: Hello.

Lucinda: Hi, thank God your here! To stop us from being maudlin. Have -- have you seen Brian out there?

Holden: No, I have not.

Lily: What do you need? What can I get you?

Lucinda: Darling, I just need you to relax. Oh, you didn't cut and run.

Brian: Not a chance. You look lovely as ever.

Lucinda: Just enjoy it while you may.

Lily: Mother!

Brian: It's no worry. She likes to pretend her days are numbered, but I know better. Which is why I got you this.

Lucinda: Oh, for me, okay. Oh, something I got to read, all right. Oh, tango lessons!

Brian: A little something to look forward to.

[Laughter]

Lucinda: That's nice, thank you. Thank you very much, I like that.

Nurse #1: We're ready for you, Ms. Walsh.

Lucinda: Okay, okay. Hey, come on my baby, my baby. I am a little bit nervous and that's why I haven't shown it, but I'm so glad you're here.

Lily: Me too, me too. I'm so sorry about everything.

Lucinda: No, no, no, hush, hush baby. Take care of our girl.

Holden: Always.

Lucinda: Always. Okay, and yourself too. All right.

Lily: I love you!

Brian: No, no, no, you -- remember what I told you. You're a force of nature. Nothing can stop you. Not even this.

Lucinda: Right. Okay.

Brian: She is the bravest woman I've ever known.

Lily: Yeah, Brian, I, um, I really appreciate all you've done. But Holden and I can take it from here.

Brian: Oh, I'm not leaving.

Lily: Well, you must be exhausted. I mean, there's no reason for all of us to --

Brian: No, no, no, this is not a chore, Lily. I want to be here. I love your mother -- very much.

Noah: Excuse me? Could you tell me where I -- where I could find Ms. Walsh's room, please?

Luke: Noah?

Jack: I'm sure your mother told you about the hearing tomorrow.

Sage: Yeah, I have to tell the judge what Janet did.

Jack: You know how important it is to tell the truth -- especially in court.

Sage: Yeah, I do.

Jack: You know sometimes when we're upset about one thing, other things tend to look worse than they really are.

Sage: I know you don't believe me, Dad.

Jack: I want to. I want to, Sage. But knowing Janet as well as I do -- I have a tough time picturing her trying to hurt you.

Sage: Even though she hit Liberty.

Jack: Liberty's her daughter. Okay, and I'm not saying that that's -- that that's right at all. But, I just have a hard time believing that she would overstep with someone else's child.

Sage: Mom believes it.

Jack: Look, I know your upset about me marrying Janet, but I don't want you to lie because you think it's going to get your mother and me back together. It wonít. In fact, if I find out it wasn't true then it's going to make things worse between your mom and me than they already are.

Sage: Okay. I get it.

Jack: I hope so. Sage, it's not too late to -- to say what happened wasn't what you thought.

Sage: Why did you have to leave me with her?

Jack: I'm sorry --

Sage: It was supposed to be our day together and then she had to come and ruin it like she always does.

Jack: Okay, stay right here. I'll be right back, okay? Hey.

Janet: I'm sorry to bother you, but Carly came by the diner. She was breathing fire about you picking up Sage without telling her.

Jack: I knew she wouldn't be happy.

Janet: Yeah, well, she thinks you're trying to convince her to change her story.

Jack: And I'm close, I'm so close. But if she shows up, she could screw up everything.

Janet: Well, let's get out of here then.

Jack: All right, well, I left my car parked at the school --

Janet: Okay, listen, you know what? I will take us back and then we can come back here later and pick up your car, okay?

Jack: Sounds like a plan. Sage, we got to get you home. Come on, Janet's going to give us a lift --

Sage: No. I'm not going with her.

Jack: Oh, come on, Sage, please.

Sage: You can't make me.

Jack: Honey, don't do this to me right now --

Carly: I think you heard her. She's not going with Janet. Ever.

Carly: Sage, go wait in the car.

Sage: Thanks for the ice cream, Dad.

Jack: Anytime, Babe.

Carly: So why didn't you call me to tell me you were picking Sage up from school, Jack?

Jack: Probably because I know you didn't want me talking to her before the hearing.

Carly: So you were trying to get her to change her story. Did it work? Is she going to take back what she said just to please her daddy?

Jack: I think she's more interested in pleasing you, Carly.

Carly: Maybe that's because I don't ask her to ignore it when someone hurts her.

Jack: It's not like she hasn't lied before. What about Halloween? What about the missing ring? If you could believe that she was lying then, why -- why are you so dead sure that she's not lying now?

Carly: Gee, Jack, I don't know. Maybe it was Janet's handprint on her face.

Janet: I didn't hit her, Carly!

Carly: Janet, you can tell that to the judge. Next time you want to pick up our daughter, call me. I doubt you'd want one of your fellow officers picking you up for kidnapping.

Jack: Don't make silly threats.

Carly: It's not a threat, Jack. It's a promise.

Jack: Dammit!

Janet: I'm sorry, I shouldn't have come --

Jack: It's not you.

Janet: She wouldn't really bring you up on kidnapping charges, would she?

Jack: That's not a bluff I'm willing to call.

Janet: All right, let's go back to the diner. We'll work on our strategy for tomorrow.

Jack: I can't, Honey. I've got to stop this runaway train -- before it's too late.

Casey: It was your fault.

Alison: How do you figure that?

Casey: You told me to visualize something I wanted. You were in front of me. I went in, you know -- I'm just kidding, come on.

Alison: Well, I'm not. And I'm not something you just go after because you're bored.

Casey: I -- I didn't try to kiss you because I was bored. I -- I wanted to.

Alison: Oh no, please do not tell me you're in love with me.

Casey: I wouldn't go that far. But I'm attracted to you, and I thought maybe --

Alison: What? It might be kind of fun just to have sex?

Casey: As long as it didn't mean anything, it would --

Alison: Oh, gee, thanks. Honestly, Casey. You're like the one relationship I have with a guy that is healthy. And I would like to keep it that way. So, if you can control yourself, that would be great. But if you can't, tell me now.

Luke: I just found out about Grandmother, myself. How did you know?

Noah: Your dad came to Java earlier. I wanted to do something -- if this is too awkward, me being here --

Luke: No, no, are you kidding? I mean, I hate the reason, but I am so glad you came. I was hoping that you wouldn't be away for too long.

Noah: Um, I'm sorry, I came to give these to Lucinda. I didn't know or expect to see you here.

Brian: Oh, I'm glad to see you two made it.

Noah: How is she?

Brian: Well, we'll know better after the surgery.

Noah: Could you make sure to give these to her and to let her know I'm thinking of her?

Brian: Of course. Um, look, about before -- I'm -- I know I came down hard on you.

Luke: I'm sure I deserved it.

Brian: You know, I was just about to take a walk to kill some time. You want to come?

Luke: I'm sorry, I canít. I'll be back.

Carly: You seem tired. Why don't you go upstairs and rest. I'll let you know when supper's ready, okay? If you've come here to fight with me --

Jack: I've come here to apologize. It was wrong of me to take Sage without telling you.

Carly: Just don't do it again, okay?

Jack: I also want to ask a favor.

Carly: Here it comes.

Jack: Carly, I want you to think long and hard before this hearing tomorrow -- about whether you actually believe that Janet could do what Sage said she did. If there's the slightest bit of doubt in your mind, then please, don't go through with this. Don't drag our little girl into court and make her choose between parents. Because that would be the biggest injustice of all.

Carly: No one is asking Sage to choose between her parents.

Jack: You sure about that?

Carly: Bonnie has already told me she will have a simple, stress-free, one- on-one with the judge, where she will tell him exactly what happened.

Jack: Or what didn't happen.

Carly: After which, I'm hoping the judge will grant you supervised visitation without Janet present.

Jack: Oh -- would you just see how wrong that is? Carly, you know what these kids mean to me. What kind of man would I be if I asked my wife not to be a part of their lives?

Carly: I don't understand this. Why are you trying to make me the bad guy here, because I want to protect my child? Janet is to blame here, not me!

Jack: I believe, with my whole heart, that Janet did nothing wrong. But you and I did -- we never really let go of each other, Carly, and somehow managed to make our little girl think that we'd eventually find our way back together.

Carly: I knew you'd blame me.

Jack: I'm not blaming you. I'm blaming us. We've given Sage false hope. And now, all she thinks is that if she gets Janet out of the way, then the two of us will have a life together. And we owe it to her to make it clear that that is not going happen. Please, Carly -- help me with this! Help me! Help me end this -- before it destroys our family for good.

Liberty: Oh, thank God you are back! Some guy threw just threw a fit because I served him bacon by mistake. What happened? Hey, did you -- did you find Jack and Sage?

Janet: Oh yeah. And then Carly found us.

Liberty: What did she say?

Janet: Pretty much the same thing she said when she was here.

Liberty: Well then, what did Jack do?

Janet: He defended me -- like he always does.

Liberty: I don't get it. Why do you look so bummed?

Janet: Because I'm afraid I'm going to lose him, Libby -- if I haven't already.

Dr. Ari: The surgery went extremely well. There were no complications. She should sleep through the night.

Lily: Thank God.

Dr Ari: Now, you remember from the last time, the most important thing is that you rest up as well, so that you can be ready when she needs you.

Lily: Thank you. Thank you, Dr. Ari. Thank you for everything.

Brian: Thank you. You two should go home and be with your family. I'll be here if she wakes up.

Lily: No, that isn't necessary --

Holden: No, actually, it is -- I spoke to Faith and Nat earlier. They were both, uh -- they were both pretty worried. Seeing both of us will help a lot. How about we come back here to relieve you in a few hours?

Brian: It's fine.

Lily: I love you.

[Door closes]

Brian: Leave it to Lucinda Walsh to defy the doctors and wake up early.

Lucinda: I want to live my life. I'm not dead?

Brian: You'd better not be. Those tango lessons cost me a small fortune.

Lucinda: Mmm. Hi.

Brian: Hi.

Lily: Where's my daughter?

Brian: I sent Lily and Holden home to be with the kids.

 [Lucinda sighs]

Brian: What?

Lucinda: I -- I had a vision. It means something. You mean something to me.

Brian: The feeling is mutual.

Lucinda: I don't understand.

Brian: What?

Lucinda: Why you don't have a life to go home to.

Brian: I do. And you're one of the very best parts of it.

Lucinda: Don't waste time. I don't have too much time. I don't -- I don't want to waste time. I don't want to -- mmm.

Casey: So, when you were talking about being friends, you didn't mean friends with -- bennies?

Alison: What do you think?

Casey: It was worth a shot. Okay, let's get out of here.

Alison: We still haven't found you a job.

Casey: Well, it doesn't look like we're going to find one today. And since getting naked is out of the question, why don't we blow this popsicle stand and go have some nice clean fun?

Alison: But you said so yourself, I'm not dressed for skateboarding.

Casey: Can you shoot pool at Yo's?

Alison: Yes I can. You are on.

Casey: Yes, and if we leave now, it gives me another day without my folks finding out the bad news.

Alison: You can't avoid it forever, Casey.

Casey: I can try.

Holden: I still haven't been able to track down Luke.

[Lily sighs]

Lily: I was happy to hear that he showed up at the hospital. You know, he's been keeping to himself so much lately.

Holden: Do you blame him? After being expelled, Noah -- he probably doesn't want to face anyone.

Lily: Do you think that we should've pushed him harder, you know, about getting a job, looking at other colleges?

Holden: You know, I think what he needs right now is time and space, so that he can figure out why he did something so self-destructive.

Lily: It's not like this hasn't happened before. When my mother got cancer the first time, and Luke was drinking, and we didn't even know about it.

Holden: Yeah, I know he's down, but I don't believe that he'll go there.

Lily: I hope not.

Holden: Lily, don't worry. He'll bounce back. I think what we need to do right now is just let Luke be -- let him put his life back together in his own way.

Bartender: I still haven't seen that I.D. You keep telling me about.

Luke: My name -- is Ben Franklin.

Alison: Okay, ready to get your butt kicked?

Casey: That sounds kinky. In a friendly way. Is that Luke? For a guy who isn't supposed to be drinking, he looks pretty hammered.

Alison: He's not even old enough to get served.

Casey: Hey Luke, what's up?

[Luke laughs]

Luke: It's my partner in crime. Casey Hughes. Oh -- pull up a chair, the drinks are on me.

Casey: What's the occasion?

Luke: You ought to know. You got kicked out of college, too. I'll bet you didn't -- didn't get dumped on top of it.

Casey: Hey -- slow down -- slow down, man.

Luke: Hey. I'm just having a little bit of fun. Do either of you got a problem with that?

Lily: She woke up? But the doctor said that she'd be asleep for hours.

Brian: Oh, you know how Lucinda loves to prove people wrong.

[Lily sighs]

Lily: I wish I had been there.

Brian: She was pretty out of it.

Lily: Will you call me if she wakes up again?

Brian: Definitely. Either way, I'll be touch in a few hours.

Lily: I'd appreciate that. Thanks for calling.

Holden: Your mother woke up already?

Lily: Yeah. And Brian was right there to play the devoted caregiver.

Holden: You know what? I think we should be grateful that your mother has a friend like him to help her get through this.

Lucinda: Extraordinary. You're still here.

Brian: For the duration.

Lucinda: Mm-hmm. What does it take to get rid of you?

Brian: More punch than you're packing at the moment. Here, drink. Wait until you see what I've arranged for your first post-op meal.

Lucinda: Oh, no food, no food. Music, but no food.

Brian: When you're ready, I'm going to fly in the top chef from your favorite restaurant, who's going to whip you up your heart's desire. And then, as soon as you're out of here, I'm going to take you to the most amazing -- you know what, maybe I'll just stop talking and let you rest for a while.

Lucinda: Okay. No food. No food. Just music. Music be the food of love. Love. Don't -- don't go.

Brian: Oh you see, I knew you wanted me around.

Lucinda: Ah, time's a-wasting. I don't know how much time I have left. I -- I may be too late.

Brian: Too late?

Lucinda: For us. Kiss me. Will you kiss me? No, no, you better not. You better not. Marry me.

Brian: Excuse me?

Lucinda: Marry me.

Brian: Ask me again when the drugs wear off.

Lucinda: Oh, why not? Why not?

Brian: Lucinda, I'm flattered, really, but -- you don't really know me.

Lucinda: I do.

Brian: No, you donít.

Lucinda: Marry me, hmm? Hmm?

Brian: All right.

Lucinda: Okay?

Brian: I will.

Lucinda: All right.

Brian: I'll marry you.

Lucinda: Okay. All right. Good.

Casey: Come on. You don't need to be drinking anymore. Stop.

Luke: Casey --

Casey: Dump that. Casey --

Casey: What the hell was that for, man?

Bartender: All right, that's it. You three. Out!

Casey: Come on, man. You can't get behind the wheel right now.

Luke: Stop preaching at me. You're a bigger screw-up than I am. So are you, porn queen.

Casey: Hey, watch it.

Luke: What? You can deal it, but you can't take it?

Alison: Look Luke, I know things seem really bad right now --

Luke: Yeah, they suck right now! My life sucks! And I don't need you two losers trying to fix it!

Casey: Don't, donít. It's not even worth it --

Alison: We can't let him just go like that! He could really hurt himself.

[Phone rings]

Noah: Listen, if you're calling me again to ream me out for telling the dean, I'm not hearing it.

Casey: Stop! I didnít. It's Luke.

Noah: What about him?

Casey: He's in trouble. He needs you.

Carly: Sage is very tired --

Jack: Well, I understand that --

Carly: And I really don't want her any more stressed out about tomorrow than she already is.

Jack: I think I can help with that. If I set her straight about the two of us, then she'll finally tell the truth. But you don't want to do that, do you? That's why you didn't push for her to come down here. Because you think if she hears it from the both of us, then Janet just might be off the hook.

Carly: That's ridiculous.

Jack: Is it? You say this is about Sage, but you know, somehow I think you want Janet out of the picture as much as she does. And for the life of me, I can't figure out why, Carly. Why. I wanted you back -- after everything. But you, for weeks, you just kept pushing me towards Janet. You didn't want me. Until finally, I stopped wanting you.

Carly: Think what you want. I know what I'm doing and why, and it has nothing to do with wanting you.

Jack: Right. You're doing this to protect Sage. Tell me, how are you going to protect her from hearing about the mistakes in her mother's past?

Carly: What are you talking about?

Jack: You keep pushing this -- you keep letting this escalate, then I'm going to be forced to give as good as I get, Carly, and you will lose.

Carly: If I can keep an abusive woman away from my daughter, then that will be victory enough for me.

Jack: You have the power to stop this. One word from you, and Sage will do what's right, and we can all get on with our lives. But if a fight is what you want -- that's exactly what you're going to get.

[Door slams]

On the next "As the World Turns" --

Luke: Damn it, Noah! You can't walk out on me!

Lucinda: Why don't we throw ourselves a wedding? A shotgun wedding? Why don't we do it, right now, and right here?

Liberty: Please, please -- don't wreck my mom's life.

Janet: You've been really great. I'm letting you off the hook.

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