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As The World Turns Transcript Wednesday 12/17/08

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Lily: The meeting was fine, Lisa. Gave me a reason to get up and out of the house early. Listen, why don't you get some rest and feel better, okay? Bye. Bonnie.

Bonnie: Lily. Well, it's been a while.

Lily: It has.

Bonnie: You look great.

Lily: Thank you. So do you.

Bonnie: I heard that you and Holden got back together. I'm sorry. Did I hear wrong?

Lily: No, no. We are back together.

Bonnie: That's great. I mean, I know it was a little awkward when Holden and I were kind of going out together. But I really am happy for you guys. Your marriage has always been the standard that I hope to achieve one day.

Lily: I don't think we should be anybody's standard.

Bonnie: I also heard about your mom. How is Lucinda doing?

Lily: She's fighting the good fight. She came through her surgery and she's about to start chemo. So we're hoping -- did you hear she got married?

Bonnie: Yeah, as Lisa as my godmother, I mean, it's pretty hard to stay out of the loop. So --

Lily: Yeah, she's married a wonderful man. And he's been a big help at keeping her spirits up.

Bonnie: Good. Well, I guess between you and your mom, there's a lot to celebrate. Let's hear it for romance, right?

Lily: What about you? Are you seeing anyone?

Derek: Sorry I'm late. Sorry.

Lily: Oh, I guess that answers my question.

Derek: It's you! I don't believe it --

Lily: I'm sorry -- have we met?

Derek: You can't tell me you don't remember.

Meg: Wow.

Holden: Thank you.

Meg: When you said you had a few things for the baby, you weren't kidding.

Holden: Well, saves you the trouble of having to buy it. You know what? This stuff was used maybe once, maybe twice.

Meg: You really didn't have to bring all this stuff today.

Holden: No, I want this nursery up and running when my new niece arrives. And you know what? Inside the bag, I have the monitor, so you can hear what's going on. I have the other one, so you can see what's going on. And this thing right here, it was a life-saver. It was the only thing that got Ethan to sleep. Except, it's not working. So, I'm going to fix it.

Meg: No, no, Holden, you don't have to do it this minute.

Holden: No, I'm here, I might as well do it.

Meg: Okay, well, how about some coffee?

Holden: Sure. So, how you feeling? Any more cramps?

Meg: Not since yesterday. And Dr. Schiller said that I still have a few more weeks.

Holden: You know what I think? I think maybe you should try and get away for a week or two -- you know what? It will be good for you.

Meg: I don't know --

Holden: No, with all that's going on, you could take Mama. I could even make the arrangements for you.

Meg: Boy, you're not too obvious.

Holden: What do you mean?

Meg: I know why you want me out of here. But I'll be damned if I let Paul chase me away.

Paul: Meg? You came back.

Maid: I'm sorry, Mr. Ryan. But Mrs. Ryan is gone.

Paul: Yeah, no, I know that. I know that. You think I don't know that?

Holden: I won't deny it. I do want you away from Paul -- at least long enough for things to settle down.

Meg: I am away from Paul -- I moved out, remember?

Holden: Come on, we both know as long as you're within harassing distance, there's no way he's going to stop trying to convince you to come back to him.

Meg: I don't think so. I made it quite clear to Paul that there's nothing he can do to save our marriage this time.

Holden: Yeah, but he's not rational -- when has he ever respected your wishes to leave you alone? I'm telling you, until it's over for Paul, it's not going to be over for you.

Paul: Leave it, leave it, leave it. Leave that, get out.

Maid: Are you sure there's nothing I can do to help?

Paul: It's a little late for that. Just get out.

James: Stop being a bigger fool than you've already been!

Paul: The last thing I need right now is you.

James: No, Paul. I'm exactly what you need right now. What are you planning on doing -- killing yourself?

Paul: You think it would make a difference? Meg's never going to forgive me for trying to run Dusty out of town. And now she's cutting me out not only out of her life, but out of the life of our child.

James: Well I didn't sit around whining when Barbara, your mother, tried to keep me away from you.

Paul: Well, I'm not you.

James: No, no, no. You're not me. You are a defeatist. And you're losing the best thing. You're losing Meg. The best thing that ever happened in life, you just stand back and letting her go.

Paul: I don't have a choice! And you know what the worst part of this is? Since, you're dead, I don't have anybody blame for this but myself.

James: So, would you quite moaning and pull yourself together?

Paul: Really, what's the point? Meg's gone. There's no hope.

James: Paul, there's always hope.

Paul: Oh, stop.

James: As long as you're alive, there is hope.

Paul: Don't give me the "Your life is precious" sermon, please. I'd gladly trade places with you.

James: Oh, trade places. You want to trade places? Instead of wanting to trade places, why don't you listen to me? Take some advice. I can help you.

Paul: Oh, really? That would be a first.

James: Hey, you want my advice or not?

Paul: What kind of advice?

James: On how to get your wife back.

Meg: Look, I know I've been blinded by Paul's faults in the past.

Holden: You most certainly have.

Meg: But something finally shifted inside of me when I found out that he lied about Josie. To know that he thought that he could use his sister's memory in that way -- I know, I guess that's when I finally realized that he never changed and he never will.

Holden: Yeah, well, just remember that when he comes begging for another chance.

Meg: I will. I finally know how disturbed he is. I just hope he can get some help for his sake.

Holden: Yeah, well, if he does get help, it's going to be an uphill battle -- and I'm not even sure it's going to work.

Meg: You think he's too damaged?

Holden: Having James Stenbeck for a father -- all that baggage, no sane person could ever begin to understand.

Meg: You know, I really thought I could make it all better for him. But now I know that no one can.

Holden: You know how happy I am to hear you say that?

Meg: Well, it's nothing you or Mama or everybody else didn't warn me about when I started seeing Paul. I just wasn't ready to let him go.

Holden: And you're sure you are now?

Meg: Yeah, and this time -- I'm not changing my mind.

Lily: Oh, thanks. Excuse me. I need to call Lisa about this.

Bonnie: How do you know Lily again? Hello -- earth to Derek?

Derek: Sorry, sorry. I'm just a little thrown seeing her like that -- wait -- did you say her name was Lily?

Bonnie: Yeah, Lily Snyder. What, you didn't know that?

Lily: Lisa, listen to me. If you do any more work today, I am personally going to come upstairs and disconnect your phone.

Bonnie: Is Lisa sick?

Lily: She's just a little under the weather, but still, she doesn't need to be working.

Bonnie: I'll have to go check on her then.

Lily: So, where were we?

Derek: Bonnie here said that your name was Lily Snyder?

Lily: Yes, that's right.

Derek: I don't understand --

Lily: You must have me confused with somebody else.

Derek: No, no, I could never forget that face. Are you telling me you never lived in New Jersey?

Lily: New Jersey?

Bonnie: Have you?

Lily: No. My twin sister, Rose D'Angelo, she grew up in New Jersey.

Derek: Rose had a twin?

Lily: Neither one of us knew about it until a few years ago.

Derek: Where is she? Does she still live in Jersey? Do you have a number or e-mail address of something --

Lily: I'm sorry. She's -- my sister died a few years ago.

Derek: I'm sorry. How did it happen?

Lily: It's a long story.

Derek: I can't believe this.

Lily: Sometimes I have a hard time believing it myself.

Derek: She was just so -- vibrant, you know? Alive.

Lily: When was the last time you saw my sister?

Derek: Maybe 20 years ago, I guess. She was just a kid. We both were.

Bonnie: I don't really remember Rose that well, but I do remember that she made quite an impression on this town.

Derek: Not just this town.

Lily: It's Derek, right?

Derek: Derek Coburn.

Lily: Derek, I hope you don't mind. I mean, I know this may sound forward and we just met, but do you mind telling me how well you knew my sister?

Derek: I guess you could say we were close.

Lily: Close as in -- close friends? Or something more than that?

Bonnie: Okay, I know that Rose was your sister -- but I don't think that Derek's relationship with her is any of your business.

Lily: Normally, I would agree with you -- except for this.

Derek: Who's she?

Lily: Rose's daughter.

Derek: Rose had a daughter?

Lily: Her name is Jade. And she's 19.

Derek: Wow, she's beautiful -- just like her mother.

Lily: That's it?

Derek: I have no idea why you're showing me that.

Lily: I think you do.

James: Now, there's -- there's a real woman, Paul. A woman worth fighting for.

Paul: You said you were going to help me get her back. So far I haven't heard any of your bright ideas.

James: Oh, a few minutes ago you wanted to kill yourself. Now you want to listen. Good.

Paul: Let me guess. Classic Stenbeck, right? I mean, hold her against her will? Better yet, oh, I'll hypnotize her.

James: Hey, cut the theatrics, Paul.

Paul: Well, then tell me what to do.

James: Change your strategy. Reverse your strategy. You've been having your enemies run around on wild goose chases. Keep Meg away from your enemies. Get her all to yourself.

Paul: She's never going to go for that. Not now.

James: Oh, yeah she is. She will -- she will if the stakes are high enough.

Paul: What does that mean?

James: Well, you know, maybe you're on the right track. Maybe I made a mistake in trying to stop you earlier.

Paul: Right, you tried to talk me out of killing myself, but now you think it's a great idea.

James: Yeah, well, before you were just trying to get out of your own misery. You had no objective. But now you want Meg back. You can get her back. The question is -- do you the guts to really go for it? Hmm?

[Cell phone rings]

Barbara: Hi, Honey. Oh, I'm so glad to hear from you. I've been so worried.

Paul: Yeah, you don't need to worry anymore.

Barbara: You're in better spirits now?

Paul: I'm in a different frame of mind, let's just say that.

Barbara: Why, what happened? Is Meg going to give you another chance?

Paul: Meg is through with me.

Barbara: Paul, you don't know that.

Paul: Yeah, I do. But, you know, Mom, that's not why I called. I just kind of wanted to hear your voice -- and say thank you.

Barbara: Why are you saying that to me now?

Paul: Well, my whole life you've tried to protect me -- from Dad, from myself. I don't always act like it, but I just want you to know that I'm grateful.

Barbara: Paul, you're scaring me.

Paul: I love you. No matter what happens, remember that.

Barbara: Paul, Paul! Don't hang up! Paul?

James: Played like a true son of a Stenbeck.

James: Okay, now, make sure that you say how sorry you are and ending it this way is the only way you can alleviate all the pain and suffering that you've caused for everyone you love.

Paul: All right.

James: Just cover all the bases.

Paul: Yes, I can do this.

James: You can. Good, because you know, you don't want to screw up your own suicide attempt, okay?

Paul: You know what? You've got a point. I have screwed up just about everything in my life. But this, I'm pretty sure --

Holden: I hate to say it, but some things can not be fixed.

Meg: Don't I know it.

Holden: I'm talking about the swing.

Meg: Look, don't worry about it. It's not like I'll be needing it tomorrow.

Holden: You know what? Lily and I, we're going to Old Town tonight to do some Christmas shopping. So, I'll just get new one.

Meg: No, no. You don't have to do that.

Holden: No, I want to.

Meg: Holden, I would really appreciate that. But all the baby swings in the world aren't going to make up for the fact that I'm going to be doing this without a husband or a father.

Holden: Considering who you're dealing with, I'd say that you and Eliza are both better off.

Meg: I agree. That's why I knew I had to cut Paul off before she was born. I think it will be easier for her in the long run if she didn't know her dad.

Holden: You know, Paul's going to fight you on that --

Meg: Well, you know what? He can try. But I really have too much on my plate to deal with him --

Holden: I'm here for you. So is Lily. If you need anything, you just let us know. And I know this isn't the way you thought things would be for your child coming into the world, but she's going to be fine.

Meg: I know she will. Because I'm going to make sure of it.

Barbara: But did you notice anything unusual about the way Paul was acting today?

Maid: He has been drinking a lot since Mrs. Ryan left.

Barbara: Yeah. Look, go up to the master bedroom. See if there's anything up there that indicates where he might have gone. Where'd you go, Paul? Where'd you go?

Derek: Like I said, she's beautiful.

Lily: Nothing else strikes you at all?

Derek: Just because your niece is biracial, doesn't mean that she's my daughter.

Lily: I'm sorry -- I didn't mean to imply -- it's just that when you said that you and Rose were close -- I got a feeling. Isn't there a possibility that she could be your daughter?

Derek: A lot of things are possible.

Lily: The last time you saw Rose was 20 years ago. Jade is 19. Don't you think that the timing --

Derek: Could be a coincidence? Yes, absolutely.

Bonnie: Wait, you didn't know that Rose had a baby?

Derek: No. Probably because she had no reason to tell me.

Lily: Or maybe she was afraid.

Derek: Rose wasn't afraid of anything -- least of all me. Now, I'm really sorry that I mistook her for you. But we really should get going.

Lily: Please. Wait. I know it's a long shot. But aren't you even curious to see if I'm right?

Derek: I think the finding out part should be left up to this girl, don't you?

Holden: Hey, I'm sorry I'm late. Bonnie, how are you?

Bonnie: I thought I was okay.

Holden: What's going on?

Derek: We were just leaving. Once again, I'm really sorry for your loss.

Holden: Your loss?

Lily: He was talking about Rose.

Holden: Who is he and how does he know about Rose?

Lily: His name is Derek Coburn. And he could be Jade's father.

Bonnie: I just have a few things to do before we hit Old Town.

Derek: Yeah, take your time.

Bonnie: You okay?

Derek: I'm fine.

Bonnie: You're still thinking about what Lily said -- about you possibly being Jade's father.

Derek: I'm thinking about Rose. I just -- I can't believe she's gone.

Bonnie: Well, it sounds like you guys really had something special.

Derek: We did.

Bonnie: So if Jade is your daughter --

Derek: She's not. Rose was not the kind of person to keep things to herself. If she'd been carrying my child, I think she would've let me know.

Bonnie: You know what? Maybe not. Carrying a mixed-race child is not the easiest thing. I mean, my mother got a lot of flak about it when she was pregnant with me.

Derek: I'm sorry. I didn't know.

Bonnie: Well, how would you? I didn't tell you. But look, all I am saying is that if Rose thought she was going to go through anything like what my mother did, I mean, it would make sense that she would keep it quiet.

Derek: Knowing Rose, she would have told the father, at least. And the fact that she didn't contact me, makes me pretty sure it's not my kid.

Bonnie: Well, don't you want to be positive?

Derek: No! Because I never wanted to be a dad. Not then and sure as hell not now.

Lily: I should call Jade. Let her know her biological father is living here in Oakdale.

Holden: You don't know that this guy is her father. And even if he is, you said it yourself, he might not be interested in making a connection.

Lily: He was just overwhelmed, Holden. He thought I was Rose. And then I tell him that she's dead. I told him that he has a daughter possibly. I mean, who wouldn't be a little shell-shocked? That doesn't mean he's not curious --

Holden: You're doing it again.

Lily: What?

Holden: What you did when Jade showed up here saying that she was Rose's daughter.

Lily: She is Rose's daughter.

Holden: Yeah, but she's not Rose. And even if this guy is Jade's father, it's not going to bring Rose back.

Lily: I know that.

Holden: Do you? Because you told me that losing Rose set a bunch dangerous things in motion for you. And that's when your life got off track.

Lily: That's not going to happen again.

Holden: I hope not. Because if it turns out this guy isn't Jade's father, I don't want you to start grieving over Rose all over again.

Lily: This isn't about bringing Rose back. It's about possibly giving Jade something she's never had. Jade got cheated out of knowing her mother. If there's a chance that she could meet her father, and get to know him -- maybe it would get her that sense of belonging that she's been missing her whole life.

Holden: Okay, okay. That makes a lot of sense. But I agree with Derek. If there's a connection to be made here, Jade's the one who needs to do it.

Lily: Well, how can she do that, if she doesn't even know he exists? What is it?

Holden: I just think you need to be careful. I have a funny feeling you're stirring up something that we're all going to live to regret.

[Knock at the door]

Barbara: Meg! Oh, thank goodness you're here!

Meg: Barbara, this really isn't a --

Barbara: Have you heard from Paul?

Meg: No, I havenít. I told him not to call me.

Barbara: Well, that's never stopped him before.

Meg: Well good. Maybe he finally got the message that it's over between us.

Barbara: Yeah, he got the message, all right.

Meg: Look, if he sent you over here --

Barbara: He didnít. He didn't send me over here. I swear.

Meg: Okay, then why are you here?

Barbara: Because he called me earlier and he didn't sound like himself. He's been very despondent since you left him --

Meg: That's not my fault.

Barbara: I'm not saying that it is. I'm just saying that he sounded different.

Meg: Different how?

Barbara: Resigned. Final.

Meg: What do you mean final?

Barbara: I want you to think. Okay, just think. Where would go if he was at the lowest point in his life? Where would he go? You have to tell me. Okay, just think about it and tell me. Because it's a matter of life or death.

James: What took you so long?

Paul: It's harder for us to get around. You know, those of us among the living.

James: Lot of memories here, huh?

Paul: Yeah. A lot of memories. She's lovely, you know? And this is where I figured it out. This is where Meg saved me.

James: Where she'll save you again, Paul, if you're smart.

Paul: Really, what is there to do except sit around and wait?

James: Not that simple.

Paul: Why, what do you mean?

James: You just came from the pharmacy, right? Got a new bottle of pills?

Paul: Yeah, I got the pills. Why? Come on. You don't actually expect me to take them.

James: You want your wife back?

Paul: You're insane.

James: Meg is a nurse. She's not going to buy a suicide attempt unless she believes it. You better make it believable, Paul, or you're going to lose her forever.

Meg: I don't know where Paul is and I don't want to know.

Barbara: I know that you still love him, Meg.

Meg: He ruined my life, Barbara! I trusted him and he betrayed me -- over and over and over again. And for my sake and for the baby's sake, I don't want anything to do with him anymore.

Barbara: I think you better read this.

Meg: What is it?

Barbara: He left this for you.

Meg: Really, if it's for me, why has it been opened?

Barbara: I couldn't help myself. I was very scared and for good reason. You better read this. You'll see.

Meg: No. I'm not doing this.

Barbara: He's in real trouble. And he needs you.

Meg: Yeah, I'm sure that's what he wants me to think. But that's the old Paul. And if I fall for that again, then, I'm a bigger fool than I thought.

Paul: What if Meg sees through this great big plan of mine and decides not to come?

James: It's a calculated risk.

Paul: I could die!

James: You said yourself, life isn't worth living without her.

Paul: You said you had a surefire plan to bring her back to me.

James: Paul, nothing is surefire. If there's another person involved. Meg is a Florence nightingale type. She can't resist this. So, if she figures out where you are, and she finds you, everything will be fine.

Paul: What if she doesn't?

James: Let's think of the best-case-scenario here, Paul. If Meg loves you as much as you say she loves you, then she will find you and she will save you. But when she does find you, you'd better believe that you're in bad shape. And you really need to be saved or you will lose her forever.

[Paul swallow the bottle of pills]

Barbara: You've got to help him.

Meg: No, I donít. And I wonít.

Barbara: I know that you're upset, Meg.

Meg: Upset? Upset? Because of Paul's lies, my daughter will grow up without a father.

Barbara: I know he's done terrible things. I know that. And I know that bringing Josie to this town was one of the worst. Not just for Dusty, but for me, too.

Meg: It's unforgivable. For his own selfish reasons, Paul made you grieve the loss of your daughter all over again. How could you defend him? How could you not understand --?

Barbara: I don't understand. And I don't defend him, because I canít. But I still love him. And I know that you do, too.

Meg: He's trying to use that love to manipulate us.

Barbara: And what if it's not a ploy? How will you feel after all this if it's not a ploy?

Meg: Don't play on my guilt.

Barbara: You want to talk about guilt? You tell me how you will feel if for the rest of your life, every single time you look at your daughter, you'll know that you could have stopped her father from ending his life? So, if you don't want to tell me where you think he is, that's fine. You don't have to. But that's not going to stop me from looking for my son. And I suggest you do the same, or you can live with the consequences.

Lily: Jade has been looking for a parent her whole life. She never had a true connection with the people that adopted her. Maybe she'll have it now.

Holden: Or not.

Lily: You don't think she deserves a chance to find out?

Holden: Okay, what if it turns out that Derek is the father? What do you think is going to happen? A big warm, fuzzy reunion?

Lily: That'd be nice.

Holden: What if he doesn't want to pursue it? It could end up hurting Jade more than never knowing?

Lily: All right. Look, I don't even have to tell her that I think he might he her father. I can just say that I met an old friend of her motherís. I mean, at the very least, he can tell Jade what Rose was like as a young girl.

Holden: I can't stop you from doing this, can I?

Lily: No.

Holden: All right, fine. Give her a call. Just try not to oversell it.

Derek: You think I'm a jerk, don't you?

Bonnie: I didn't say that.

Derek: You didn't have to. You've barely looked at me since I said I never wanted kids.

Bonnie: Well, I guess I just don't understand --

Derek: Not everyone is cut out to be a parent. It's not a crime.

Bonnie: Look, Jade is a full grown woman. And since you brought it up, what is it you have against kids, anyway?

Derek: Nothing. They need role models. Good ones if they're going to turn out to be okay. And I've told you -- there's some things about my past that I'm not proud of. I don't think I'd make the greatest example.

Bonnie: Derek, it is not too late.

Derek: Yes, it is. If there's one thing I know for sure, it's that nobody's going to be better off with me being their father.

Lily: I don't understand why she wouldn't have called me. And you haven't heard from her since she left? Listen, will you please call me immediately if you hear anything about her? Yeah, yeah, I hope so, too.

Holden: Hey, did you reach Jade?

Lily: No, she wasn't there. And her roommate said she hasn't been there for a few days.

Holden: What is it?

Lily: Holden, I think she's in trouble.

Holden: Why do you say that?

Lily: Because her roommate said that the police are looking for her.

Holden: In connection with what?

Lily: I don't know. But I'm scared.

Holden: I don't blame you. God only knows what that girl's gotten herself involved in now.

Meg: Paul? Its okay, Honey. Don't get too excited. It's going to be all right. Yes, this is Mrs. Ryan, Paul Ryanís wife. I was wondering if you could tell me if he's gotten a refill? Today? What time did he pick it up? No, no. That's all. Thank you. "No matter what happens, remember that I love you, Meg, and I always have. Please tell Eliza how sorry Daddy is -- for everything." Damn you, Paul!

James: Think that's enough to make Meg believe you're serious? Hmm?

Paul: You know, I've never understood what it is that you want from me?

James: It's not what I want from you, Paul, it's what you want. You want your wife back. You want Meg back. Then you've got to go the distance.

Paul: Yeah, but I want to be alive for it, when she comes back.

James: You're scared, right? You're scared? It's fear, its fear. Fear has driven your whole life, Paul. Fear -- fear's caused you to lose everyone that you've ever loved.

[Paul swallows the bottle of pills]

Lily: I can't help thinking I let her down.

Holden: No. You opened your heart, you opened your home. And you kept it open even after she left. Jade -- she knew she could've called if she was in trouble and she needed help, but she didnít.

Lily: You don't think she wants my help?

Holden: Maybe she doesn't want to drag you into her mess. Either way, I think it's best if we just stay out of it. Lily, we've got enough on out plates right now. We've got your mother, her recovery. We've got Luke. We have to deal with all that.

Lily: Jade's our family, too.

Holden: Yeah, but if she doesn't want to be found, there's nothing we can do about it. Look, I know how hard it is for you to back off when someone you love is in trouble. But in this case, I think maybe it's best to just take a cue from Jade.

Lily: You're right. I know you're right.

Holden: Okay, right now I need to go pick up a new swing for our other niece.

Lily: You want me to go with you?

Holden: No, that's okay. I can handle it.

Lily: All right. Give Meg my love. Kiss that belly for me.

Holden: Will do.

[Cell phone rings]

Bonnie: Hi, Lily.

Lily: Is this a bad time?

Bonnie: No, but is this is about Jade?

Lily: It doesn't involve Derek. It's more of a legal question.

Bonnie: Well, I'm not practicing anymore.

Lily: Please, Bonnie. You're the one person who might be able to help me.

Bonnie: All right, shoot.

Lily: Well, after running into Derek, I realized that I haven't heard from Jade in a while. So I called the place where she's been staying in Miami.

Bonnie: I used to live there.

Lily: I remember. And, well -- it seems that Jade has gotten herself in trouble with the police somehow.

Bonnie: Well, I'm sorry to hear that.

Lily: I was hoping that maybe you still had a connection with the police down there. Maybe somebody that could help me find her -- or at least find out what kind of trouble she's in.

Bonnie: I don't know.

Lily: Look, I don't want to make anything awkward between you and Derek. But, Bonnie I really feel like you're the only person who can help me. Please?

Bonnie: All right. I'll put in a few calls. But I can't promise anything.

Lily: Thank you, Bonnie. I really appreciate it.

Derek: Whatever it is Lily wants you to do -- donít.

[Knock at the door]

Meg: Paul, come on, I saw your car, I know you're in there. I swear, if this is some kind of ploy to make me feel sorry for you Ė

[Meg sees Paul lying on the floor]

Meg: Okay, you got me here. You can open your eyes now. Come on, Paul. Come on, wake up. Come on, Paul. Come on -- Paul, Paul, hey. Hey, Paul. Paul! Oh, my God.

Barbara: Look, my son is in real trouble. Can't you put an APB out on him.

Cop: I'm sorry, Ma'am, but your son hasn't been missing long enough for us to do that.

Barbara: Well, can't you file a missing person's report then?

Cop: Not until it's been 24 hours, Ma'am.

Barbara: He might be dead in 24 hours! He left a note. He's desperate. Please, help me stop him from hurting himself.

Cop: I'm sorry, Ma'am. But there's nothing I can do.

Meg: Come on, Paul. Come on. Oh, thank God! Hey.

Paul: Hey. You're here --

Meg: Paul, you need to listen to me.

Paul: No. I'm so sorry --

Meg: No, no, no, are you listening to me? Look, I have to get you the hospital, okay? They need to pump your stomach. But I can't do it by myself. You have help me. All right, okay? Okay, so come here. Come here. Come on, come here. Paul! Paul! Paul!

Derek: I'm sorry. I jumped all over you. It's just, I don't understand why you want to get involved with this Jade girl when I made it clear I want to have no part of it.

Bonnie: Well, aside from the fact that you do not dictate what I do, this is not about you. This is about helping Lily.

Derek: It didn't seem like you two were close.

Bonnie: We're not. But if she and her husband are concerned about Jade and I can do something about it, what is the big deal?

Derek: Fine. Do what you want to do.

Bonnie: Where are you going?

Derek: I've got things to do.

Bonnie: Well, I had things to do, too, but I rushed around to do them because I thought we were going Christmas shopping.

Derek: Yeah, well -- I'll have to take a rain check, huh?

Bonnie: So what, are you mad?

Derek: I'm not mad. It's -- I need to go.

Bonnie: I do not understand you.

Derek: No, obviously you donít.

Bonnie: Hi, is Officer O'Reilly in? This is Bonnie McKechnie. Yeah. Hi, Kevin! Hi, yeah, it's been a long time. Great! Yeah -- no, I'm not calling to check in on you. I need a favor. Is there any way that you could get the 411 on a young woman named Jade Taylor?

Bonnie: Yeah, thank you so much for getting back to me so quickly, Kev. I know, I'm sorry to hear about that. But at least we know what happened to the girl. Yeah, take care.

Lily: Was that about Jade?

Bonnie: Lily --

Lily: It's bad, isn't it?

Bonnie: You should probably take a seat.

Lily: Oh, my God.

Bonnie: I spoke to a friend at the Miami P.D. and he said that Jade is wanted for questioning as an accomplice in an armed robbery case.

Lily: Oh, thank God!

Bonnie: Excuse me?

Lily: I thought you were going to say that she was dead.

Bonnie: I would've hated to do that. But this is still a pretty big deal, Lily. If it's found out that she is guilty, your niece could be in the kind of trouble that would last a lifetime. Last a lifetime.

Jade: Lots of changes. It's nice they didn't get rid of everything.

Holden: Oh, I'm sorry.

Barbara: No, no. My fault. It's my fault.

Holden: No, no. You dropped your purse. It's okay, you didn't hurt anyone.

Barbara: I am so sorry. But I did. I did. I hurt him. I tried to protect him his whole life -- but I'm sorry.

Holden: What's wrong?

Barbara: Paul's in big trouble and there's nothing I can do to help him. And the only person who -- Holden, please, would you talk to your sister? Please talk to Meg because she can help Paul. She can help him. And she's the only one.

Holden: No, I don't think that's such a good idea.

Barbara: Please, please. She still loves him. You know that. And he loves her so much. He loves that baby -- and their family -- their family --

Holden: No, I can't, I canít. I can't do it. Listen, I know what it's like to worry about a son in trouble. But this is a family problem and Meg is no longer Paul's family.

Barbara: But he's still her husband.

Holden: Not much longer. I'm sorry. Paul has caused her enough pain, and it just -- it needs to stop once and for all.

[Meg grunting]

On the next "As the World Turns" --

Jade: Miss me?

Casey: Jade!

Lily: Stall her. Don't let her leave. Keep her there as long as you can.

Dusty: Where's the bottle? Give me it. Now the EMTs have everything they need. Let's go.

Meg: No, how do you know you called an ambulance? How do I know that?

Dusty: You donít.

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