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As The World Turns Transcript Friday 1/2/09

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Craig: The part where I'm supposed to believe you mean it.

Carly: I do mean it. Go away.

Craig: But you haven't asked why I'm here.

Carly: Because I don't care.

Craig: I have a gift.

Carly: I don't want anything from you.

Craig: It's not for you. It's for Parker.

Carly: Parker?

Craig: Mm-hmm. Didn't he just turn 16? My gosh, they grow up so fast, don't they?

Carly: You should've saved your money. He hasn't even opened your Christmas present. You should take that as a hint.

Craig: He'll come around.

Carly: You know, trying to buy my son's affection is not going to score you any points with me.

Craig: But this has nothing to do with you. I happen to like Parker. It's his birthday, I wanted to do something to mark the occasion.

Carly: Okay, well I will tell him that you stopped by, and that you left.

Craig: What are you afraid of? That he might actually remember that he and I were friends at one point?

Carly: He was 8. He didn't know any better.

Craig: Well now he's 16. Why don't we let him make up his own mind about me?

Carly: Okay. Well, I'd like to. But honestly, Craig, he's not here.

Craig: Oh, I don't mind. I can wait.

Jack: No, I traded shifts. Parker has hockey practice. Yeah, I know, yesterday. 16. Can you believe it? Don't worry, I can still skate circles around him.

[Jack laughs]

Jack:  All right, Margo. Oh, here he is. All right, I'll talk to you later. Bye. Where's your stuff?

Parker: Forget about hockey.

Jack: Forget about -- forget about hockey?

Parker: Well, you want to skip practice, and go driving instead?

Jack: No.

Parker: Why not? I have my license now.

Jack: Yeah, I know, I know. And I'm very proud of you, it's a very exciting time for you. Unfortunately, the weather's taken a turn for the worse. There's a lot of black ice out there.

Parker: So? Aren't I supposed to learn how to drive in all different kinds of conditions?

Jack: Not tonight. The only practicing you're gonna be doing on any kind of ice is that rink. Now go home and grab your stuff. I'll meet you there.

Parker: Fine. But don't get mad at me if I'm late. It's a long walk to the rink.

Jack: Oh, I know. Poor Parker.

Carly: I really don't have time for this, okay?

Craig: Oh, you have things to do? Clothes to wash, counters to scrub?

Carly: I have no interest in being your friend.

Craig: I sure would love a cup of coffee.

Carly: You can go to Java. Its five minutes away.

Craig: Boy, you changed. You used to be so much more hospitable.

Carly: Forgive me. I forget, do you like your coffee with one scoop of drain cleaner or two?

Craig: Surprise me.

Carly: And then you'll go?

Craig: Unless you can find a good reason for me to stay.

Carly: I sincerely doubt that'll happen.

Craig: Well, there's the birthday boy!

Parker: What are you doing here?

Craig: I came by to give you this.

Parker: Thanks.

Craig: You're not going to open it now?

Parker: I sure will. But later.

Craig: You know, you might actually like it. I'm not completely clueless about what might appeal to your generation.

Parker: You know what would appeal to me? Having the same privileges as all the other kids my age.

Craig: Privileges, such as?

Parker: Driving. But my dad won't let me.

Craig: Ah, the freedom of the open road. Do you have your license?

Parker: Yeah, I just got it.

Craig: Okay, then. There you go.

Parker: Are you serious?

Craig: Wear the seat belt, use the turn signals, and obey the speed limit.

Parker: Yeah, of course. Thank you, Craig.

Craig: Any time. Parker? Happy birthday.

Carly: Was that Parker?

Craig: Yeah, he just stopped by to pick something up.

Carly: Oh.

Craig: Is it safe?

Carly: Ah. Only one way to find out. Here's to your health.

Lucy: How's Johnny?

Alison: He's been down for about a half hour.

Lucy: Does he still have a fever?

Alison: No. Lucy, the studio keeps getting calls about people who want to be tested. What are we going to do?

Lucy: Nothing. I just got off the phone with the lab. We found a match for Johnny.

Alison: Oh, my God -- who? Who is it?

Lucy: It's Katie.


Josie: I've been trying get in touch with you. Didn't you get my messages?

Dusty: I did.

Josie: Why didn't you call me back?

Dusty: 'Cause you made your choice, and I made mine.

Josie: Okay, what's that supposed to mean?

Dusty: You bought into Paulís garbage. I let it go.

Josie: That's what I need to talk to you about. It's not garbage.

Dusty: Don't defend your boss to me, all right?

Josie: I'm not here for Paul. I'm here for Johnny. I know where he is.

Dusty: Lions, parachutes, and airplanes -- let me guess. He's skydiving into Africa?

Josie: Would you just listen to me, Donovan? They're here. Lucy and Johnny -- they're in Oakdale.

[Clock ticking]

Dusty: Lucy and Johnny are in Oakdale. When did Paul say that?

Josie: He didnít. I saw them. I spoke to them, Dusty.

Dusty: You spoke to them?

Josie: Yes. In Old Town. They're here. They're hiding in plain sight.

Dusty: Here we go, another Ryan set-up.

Josie: No, he didn't do this. It's real. It's them.

Dusty: You don't even know what Lucy looks like.

Josie: After they left, I went to the hospital. And I looked up her photograph in a staff directory. It's her.

Dusty: And Johnny was with her?

Josie: Yes.

Dusty: No. Why would they be here?

Josie: Because Johnny's sick.

Dusty: How do you know that?

Josie: I'm only telling you what Lucy told me.

Dusty: No, she wouldn't offer that kind of information to a stranger.

Josie: Do you remember the little boy that came up to me at the Lakeview, the one that called me mommy? That's him, that's Johnny.

Dusty: Why should I believe you?

Josie: Because it's the truth. He had a lion, Dusty. A little stuffed animal that he brings with him everywhere.

Dusty: And you think that's the lion Paul was talking about.

Josie: Maybe. If he's right about this, then he might be right about Johnny being in danger.

Lucy: It's going to be okay, Johnny. We found someone who's going to make it all better.

Alison: Lucy, just because Katieís a match, that doesn't mean she'll do it.

Lucy: No, she will. She knows better than anyone what a transplant can do. She donated part of her liver to Margo.

Alison: But, can you trust her to keep who she's doing it for a secret?

Lucy: Maybe we could get her to consent to the procedure without telling her who the recipient is.

Alison: She already knows who it is, or thinks she does. Remember that whole story about my friend's little girl? If she thinks she's doing it for her, there's no way she's not going to want to talk about it on her show.

Lucy: We can't let her do that, Alison. It would ruin everything we've been trying to accomplish.

Alison: I have an idea. But you're not going to like it.

Lucy: No, it's okay, tell me. I'll do anything.

Alison: I think we have to tell Katie the truth. I think we have to tell her the transplant is for Johnny, and that she has to keep that from Craig at all costs.

Lucy: But what if she won't agree to that?

Alison: Then we'll tell her that it's the only way to save Johnny's life. Then she won't have a choice. I know it's a risk, because Craig is her brother --

Lucy: I can't let my father get his hands on Johnny.

Alison: That won't happen. Katie will understand, I know she will. Do you want me to talk to her?

Lucy: No. No, I'll do it.

Carly: Parker didn't want this, huh?

Craig: Sure, but you know kids today. They're in such a hurry. He'll open it later.

Carly: I know what you're trying to do. And it's not going to work.

Craig: I'm not doing anything.

Carly: Just don't mess with my kids, Craig. You won't know what hit you.

Craig: Ooh. This mama lion thing is kind of a turn-on.

Carly: Oh God, why do you do that? Why do you have to turn everything into some kind of game?

Craig: Oh, you want me to say it? Okay, fine. I have no one left to care about except a 16-year-old boy who, like everyone else, can barely tolerate me.

Carly: Whose fault is that?

Craig: Oh, I know. I brought it on myself. I have reaped what I have sown. I buried one child, I ran the other two off. But you know what, Carly? Since the moment Lucy took Johnny, my life, my very existence, has been about finding them, and finding ways to make up for the things I've done to them, and their mothers.

Carly: You mean, in between marrying Meg and trying to blow up Paul?

Craig: I have spent the last year of my life trying to track them down, but for what? Because with each passing day, the whole quest only seems to grow more pointless. They don't want to be found. Not by me -- their father. I am exactly what everyone wants me to be. Alone. So, if giving some stupid video game in a fleeting attempt to have some connection with another human being -- if that's a bad thing, then tell me. Because I'll stop. Well, thank you for the coffee. It was very neighborly.

Carly: Hey. Would you like some food to go with that coffee?

Craig: I could eat.

Carly: It's on me.

Jack: Damn it, Parker.

[Jack sighs]

Parker: Pretty cool, huh?

[Liberty laughs]

Liberty: Yep, you've got some pretty cool driving skills.

Parker: Better than you, that time in the woods.

Liberty: Oh, brag about it why don't you. Just keep bragging.

Parker: Just admit it -- you're impressed.

Liberty: By the car, maybe. So -- what do we do now?

Parker: I don't know. What do people usually do in parked cars?

Liberty: I don't know.

[Cell phone ringing]

Liberty: Hey, they put their cell phones on vibrate?

Parker: What phone?

Liberty: What phone, what? Hey, you have to pick that up, don't you?

[Liberty laughs]

Parker: Nope.

Dusty: This boy that you saw --

Josie: Johnny.

Dusty: How does he look? Does he look sick?

Josie: No, he looks happy. Tired, maybe. A little frail.

Dusty: No. Nope, I'm not buying into this.

Josie: Why would Lucy bring him back here if he weren't sick? Think about it, Dusty, it makes sense.

Dusty: Where are they?

Josie: I saw Johnny in the elevator at the Lakeview. I took him to the front desk, the clerk made a call, and then he took him back upstairs.

Dusty: No. If she was here, I would know.

Josie: Not necessarily. After all of this time, don't you think that Lucy has learned a few things about keeping a low profile?

Dusty: She wouldn't risk it.

Josie: She would if she really had to. And I think she really had to. Dusty, he looks just like her. He looks just like Jennifer.

Dusty: That's enough. That's -- enough.

Josie: I get it that you don't want to believe me. But there's a very easy way to find out if I'm right about this.

Dusty: There'd better be.

Craig: So, how is the old Metro doing? You know, when I owned this joint, it was a pretty happening place.

Carly: Uh, it's -- its okay.

Craig: Just "Okay?"

Carly: Well, to be honest, business is not that great. And whatever I do make, I have to split 50/50 with Henry, because we're partners here. So --

Craig: Would you like a little advice?

Carly: From -- you?

Craig: Well, I have been known to be a fairly sharp businessman.

Carly: Among other things.

Craig: Do you want it or not? At least it's free.

Carly: Oh, Craig. I know you better than that. You don't do anything for free.

Liberty: I thought you wanted to go driving.

Parker: This is better.

Liberty: We have to stop.

Parker: Why?

Liberty: Because it's freezing and I'm cold. And I'm kind of starting to think, if we stay here a little longer, a murderer is going to come out of the woods and hack us into little pieces.

Parker: That actually happened for real a few summers ago.

Liberty: What -- what -- what did?

Parker: The whole slasher-in-the-woods thing. It happened. 

Liberty: Oh, shut up.

Parker: I'm serious.

Liberty: Start the car now. I'm cold. Please.

[Starter revving]

Liberty: Oh, funny. Wow. "Car won't start, ha-ha." Good one.

Parker: I'm not trying to be funny. It won't start.

Liberty: You're such an amateur. Let me try.

Parker: Fine, have at it. You were saying?

Liberty: Damn.

Craig: What do we have here?

Carly: Gourmet ham and cheese.

Craig: Mmm. With potato chips. Do I get a glass of milk with that, too?

Carly: If you behave.

Craig: You know, Carly, if you applied yourself, you could turn this club into something more than a cafeteria.

Carly: I guess, honestly, my focus has not been on business lately.

Craig: You don't say. Don't get defensive. I'm just having a civilized conversation over cheddar and pork. So, where has your focus been?

Carly: My kids.

Craig: Really?

Carly: It hasn't been easy for them lately, you know? They -- they really had their hearts set on things working out between Jack and me. And -- the reality of accepting it was difficult.

Craig: Difficult for them, you mean? Because it was so final?

Carly: Yeah.

Craig: And for you too, I would imagine.

Carly: What are you getting at?

Craig: I think you would feel a lot better if you just came out and said it.

Carly: Okay. I wanted things to work out with Jack even more than they did. Okay, I've said it. Do you -- do you feel better? Are you happy?

Craig: I'm never happy if you're sad.

Carly: It's just, some nights, after the children go to bed, that house can be so quiet.

Craig: I could help with that, if you want. Do away with some of those long, lonely nights.

Carly: You know, Craig, when you come onto me like that --

Craig: Yeah?

Carly: You make me feel worse.

Craig: This isn't you, Carly. When you get hit, you hit back. And you're a prize fighter. You don't give up until you've won the title.

Carly: I had the title -- I relinquished it. Maybe there's just nobody left to fight, you know?

Craig: There's always someone. Don't let Jack walk away with what was so extraordinary about you.

[Cell phone ringing]

Carly: Excuse me. Oh. Hello, Jack.

Jack: Hey. Is Parker with you?

Carly: I thought he had hockey practice this afternoon.

Jack: Yeah, he does. And I'm freezing my tail off waiting for him to show up.

Carly: I know he was just at the house. So, he can't be far.

Jack: Where are you?

Carly: At Metro.

Jack: Call me if you hear from him.

Carly: I sure will. Hmm. What is that look for?

Craig: You should know -- Parker may be a little further away than you think.

Lucy: Katie?

Katie: Oh, my God -- Lucy?

Lucy: I'm sorry for showing up like this.

Katie: How -- where have you been? Are you okay?

Lucy: I'm fine.

Katie: Did anyone see you?

Lucy: No, no. I was careful.

Katie: What are you doing here? Where's Johnny? Is he with you?

Lucy: I'll explain everything. But first, I really need you to listen to me. I know you're probably very angry with me --

Katie: No. No, of course I'm not angry with you. I'm worried and scared, we all were. But now you're back. Oh, that's all that matters.

Lucy: No, you don't understand, this isn't homecoming. Johnny's sick, Katie.

Katie: Sick, how?

Lucy: That child, that Alison was trying to find a bone marrow match for -- its Johnny.

Katie: What?

Lucy: Katie, you can't tell anyone.

Katie: Hold on -- have you found a donor?

Lucy: We did. It's you.

Katie: Me?

Lucy: You're his aunt. Please Katie, I'm begging you, you have to help him.

Katie: By donating my bone marrow?

Lucy: Johnny needs this transplant or he's going to die. Will you do it?

Katie: Wait, hold on. Hold on a second. Does Craig know about this?

Lucy: No. And if you agree to do this, you can't tell him. Johnny's life depends on it.

Hotel clerk: There's no Lucy Montgomery registered here. There's a Craig Montgomery.

Dusty: Mm -hmm. May I take a look? Thank you.

Josie: Anything?

Dusty: Alison Stewart has a room here.

Josie: Wait, wait, I met her. And I saw her on TV. She was talking about a sick child. She was looking for a bone marrow donor.

Dusty: That's how Lucy managed to stay off the radar. Alison has my son.

[Knocks at the door]

Dusty: Alison, it's Dusty. Let me in.

Alison: Oh, God. Okay. Johnny, I need you to do something for me. It's very important, okay? I need you to go in the bathroom, and I need you to stay there, no matter what. Okay? Can you do that?

[Knock at the door]

Dusty: Alison, I'm going to break the door down.

Johnny: Where's Lulu?

Alison: She'll be right back, I promise, okay? You stay in there, okay? And I'm going to get rid of the man outside.

Dusty: Alison! Alison, where's Johnny? Where is my son? Whatever you're doing Alison, it's gotta stop. Lucy!

Alison: Dusty, she's not here. And stop yelling. You need to calm down.

Dusty: Go down to the lobby. If you see Lucy, call me. Where are they, Ali Cat?

Alison: I don't know.

Dusty: I thought we were friends.

Alison: We are friends.

Dusty: Then why are you lying to me? Why are you lying to me? I was always there for you, to help you.

Alison: Don't you think I'm trying to do that for you?

Dusty: Then stop jerking me around! I'm your friend, I got you off drugs!

Alison: I know that --

Dusty: You know?

Alison: -- Know what you have done for me.

Dusty: You know that, and you're still denying me my son?

Alison: That is not what I'm doing!

Dusty: Alison -- if you think you're helping him by hiding him, I understand. Look at me. If my son is sick, I need to know. Where are they?

Carly: You loaned Parker your car?

Craig: Wait --

Carly: What were you thinking?

Craig: He said he had his license.

Carly: You just handed him your keys?

Craig: I was trying to be a friend.

Carly: Why don't you try being a responsible adult?

Craig: He's 16, Carly. If you can't have a little fun by that age --

Carly: He just got his license! He is a completely inexperienced driver. Craig, you should've known better.

Craig: All right, all right. I'm sorry. It will never happen again.

Carly: You're damn right it wonít. Great.

Jack: Craig. What a surprise. You didn't tell me he was here.

Craig: I just came for the food. I don't want any trouble.

Jack: Listen, Parker never showed up at the rink. You really have no idea where he might be?

Carly: Why don't you ask Craig where Parker is? He seems to have all the answers.

Liberty: What are you looking for?

Parker: I don't know. A loose wire or something.

Liberty: Well do you see one?

Parker: No.

Liberty: We're going to die out here.

Parker: No, we're not going to die.

Liberty: Well, can we at least not stand outside of the car? Because I'm freezing.

Parker: Yeah. That's fine. This is pointless anyway.

Liberty: Okay, maybe we should try to call somebody and ask for help.

Parker: Yeah, sure. Oh, that's great. No reception. Let me checks yours.

Liberty: I left mine at home. You said we'd be right back.

Parker: Wow. Oh, my God. I am going to be in so much trouble.

Liberty: No, this isn't your fault. Craig's the one that loaned you this expensive clunker. And you didn't know that. Right? Did you know that? Is this a plan --?

Parker: No. No, no, no, no. Let's go and try to stay warm.

Liberty: Wait -- are we just going to wait this out?

Parker: Yeah. What other choice do we have?

Liberty: Oh, I'm freezing.

Jack: Of all the stupid, reckless -- where do you get off, man?

Craig: It is not as if I broke the law, Jack. I loaned my car to a licensed driver. There's nothing wrong with that.

Jack: It is not up to you to decide what is right and what is wrong for my son. There's a lot of ice out there. I saw at least three cars that had skidded off the road on the way over here.

Carly: Oh, my God --

Craig: Well, I took Route 7 on the way here, and it was fine. Seriously. If I'd seen even one patch of ice, I never would've given him my keys. He just looked so down. I wanted to try and cheer him up.

Jack: He's a 16-year-old kid. A 16-year-old kid who is inexperienced at driving in these conditions. What's your plate number?

Craig: Why? Why do you --

Jack: I want to put out an APB on your car! Give me your plate number!

Craig: Jack, you're overreacting.

Jack: Your plate number -- now!

Craig: Fine. Here. What? No thank you?

Jack: Stay the hell away from my kid. You're a danger to anyone who comes within ten feet of you.

Parker: Still cold?

Liberty: Brr! Answering for the parts of me I can still feel, yeah. Still cold.

Parker: Come here.

Liberty: Parker, we cannot just sit here. We're going to freeze, to death. Mm-hmm.

Parker: Okay, let's figure out a way to get warm.

Liberty: How?

Parker: Better?

Liberty: Mmm, I can kind of feel myself warming up. I think we should keep going.

Katie: We all know Craig's not perfect -- far from it. But Johnny is his son. He has a right to know that he's here and that he's sick.

Lucy: There's nothing that he can do for him.

Katie: You don't know that. And by not even giving him a chance, you'll never know.

Lucy: I gave him chances. Plenty of them. But when it was time for him to be a father to me and Bryant, where was he then?

Katie: So you're punishing him?

Lucy: No. But I know who my father is, and he's not going to change.

Katie: Okay. How are you going to make it work? How are you going to do this transplant here without him finding out?

Lucy: I'll find a way. So far, I've just been so focused on trying to find a bone marrow match for Johnny. And that match is you. Please Katie, he needs this transplant.

Katie: And after he gets it?

[Lucy sighs]

Lucy: Once he's better, I'll -- I'll figure it out. But Katie, I can't do this without you. Please. Help me save my brother's life.

Dusty: I'm not leaving without an answer. Where are they?

Alison: Okay. All right. Just stay there.

Dusty: Don't pull a fast one on me.

Alison: I'm not. Okay, Sweetie. Come here. It's okay. It's okay.

Dusty: Hey, Johnny.

Alison: Its okay, Johnny. You don't have to be scared.

Dusty: You got so big. You're a little man now. Do you remember me? I'm your dad. I've missed you so much. Come here!

Johnny: No, you're a bad man!

Alison: No, no, no, no. Sweetie, he's not a bad man. He was just banging on the door because -- because he's your daddy and he missed you. I'm sorry.

Dusty: That's okay. That's all right. We just haven't seen each other for a while, right? But I'm here now. And I love you very much. Alison, he's burning up.

Alison: What? Johnny, do you feel okay?

Dusty: He has a fever. We've got to get him to the hospital. Right now.

Alison: Come here. Okay, Dusty, it's all right.

Dusty: The bone marrow match you've been looking for, it's for Johnny, isn't it?

Alison: Look, you have to trust Lucy. She knows what she's doing. We've found a match. She's with the donor right now.

Dusty: Who is it?

Alison: It doesn't matter.

Dusty: Yes, it does.

Alison: Okay, Johnny is scared enough as it is. Do you really think you're helping him? I think you should just go and when Lucy comes back, we'll call you. And then you can come back and see him.

Dusty: No, no, no -- she's already taken off with him once.

Alison: I won't let that happen again, I promise!

Dusty: My son is sick. He's sick and I'm not waiting for anyone. Come on --

Johnny: No!

Dusty: Let's go --

Johnny: No! Help, no! No!

Dusty: It's all right. It's all right.

Johnny: Help, no! No.

Carly: Jack's right. You never should have done this, Craig.

Craig: I already apologized. What more do you want?

Carly: Oh, so you apologize and you think that makes everything okay? Did you even think about what happened to Bryant --?

Craig: Oh, don't go there, Carly --

Carly: How could you be so careless? So completely thoughtless with somebody else's son?

Craig: All right. You don't have to throw Bryantís accident in my face.

Carly: You've talk to me about how much you love your family. You've talked to me about all the things that you wish you had done differently. And then you hand my son the keys to your car when the roads are covered in ice! What are you thinking?

Craig: All right! All right. I didn't know. I made a mistake.

Carly: You were with Parker the night that Bryant died. Don't you remember that?

Craig: You know I do.

Carly: Just get out of here.

Craig: Carly --

Carly: Fine. You know what, I'll go. Because I can't even stand to look at your face.

Craig: Where are you going?

Carly: After Jack. And you'd better pray that we find Parker, he's in one piece.

Parker: I -- I think my lips are numb.

Liberty: Let me see. Frostbite?

Parker: Uh, no. Anyway, I thought this whole step-whatever thing would be weird, but it's not.

Liberty: No, it's not.

Parker: I was supposed to meet my dad at the hockey rink over an hour ago.

Liberty: Well, it's not really your fault the car wouldn't start.

Parker: Yeah, my dad's not going to care about that.

Liberty: Okay, well, maybe you should try it again. Because we might have heated it up enough to get it started.

Parker: I really don't think that's how it works. We'll see.

Liberty: Crossing them. Look at that.

Parker: I guess you were right. We did heat it up. Any predictions on what's going to happen with my dad?

Liberty: I'm not worried. You're a tough guy. You can handle it. One for the road.

Josie: Oh, I was hoping I'd run into you.

Lucy: Me?

Dusty: Okay. All right. All right. All right. Sorry, pal.

Lucy: Come here, Sweetie. Oh, it's okay. Nothing's going to happen to you. I promise. Come here. Let's go play with Mr. Leroy, huh? Yeah. Oh, goodness. I love you, Sweetie. Here. What were you thinking, grabbing him like that?

Dusty: What were you thinking, losing all contact with me? I'm his father.

Alison: Lucy, uh, did you talk to --

Lucy: Yes. Katie's agreed to be the donor.

Dusty: Katie, Craig's sister?

Lucy: She's also our aunt. She's not going to tell my father anything. That was part of the deal. Katie's waiting for you at the hospital. There's still a few tests we need to run before we can proceed, okay?

Alison: Okay, I'll head over now.

Lucy: All right, we'll meet you there.

Alison: Okay.

Dusty: I don't even know what to say to you.

Lucy: The only one who matters now is Johnny.

Dusty: He needs to be looked at by a doctor.

Lucy: I am a doctor!

Dusty: A doctor I trust.

Lucy: I protect Johnny with my life. You think I'm going to compromise his health?

Dusty: I don't know. You're a stranger to me.

Lucy: But I love that little boy.

Dusty: He's my son. Not yours.

Lucy: How did I know this is exactly how you were going to be?

Dusty: It's not my fault he doesn't know me. You did that.

Lucy: I know I made you angry --

Dusty: More than angry.

Lucy: I wish things could've been different. I'm sorry. But I took Johnny away to protect him.

Dusty: It's my turn now, okay? From now on, I'm calling the shots.

Liberty: Just try it. Hey, you never know.

Parker: Yeah, easy for you to say. You're the one who's going to be grounded.

Liberty: Oh. How long do they think they could -- they could actually ground you for, I mean --

Parker: Life.

Liberty: Realistically.

Parker: That is realistic.

Liberty: Okay, Mr. Pessimist. I've got to go. But try to call me later, if you can, okay?

Parker: Yeah.

Liberty: All right, bye.

Parker: See ya --

Liberty: Good luck.

[Cell phone rings]

Carly: Jack, have you heard anything?

Jack: It's him. Where the hell are you?

Parker: I'm at the rink. Where are you?

Jack: Don't even try it. We know all about the little joy ride you took this afternoon. You're in some serious trouble there, buddy.

Carly: You are in big trouble, Parker!

Jack: Parker?

Parker: Yeah. I'm here.

Jack: Home. Now. Walk.

Carly: He's all right, though, right?

Jack: We got lucky this time. But Parker's luck? Just ran out. Come on.

Craig: So no accidents have been reported? No one admitted to the hospitals?

Nurse: No, no, thankfully, it's been quiet today.

Craig: Thank you. I appreciate it.

Nurse: You're welcome.

[Cell phone rings]

Carly: It's Craig. What now?

Craig: I'm at the hospital. No one matching Parker's description has been admitted. Listen, if you think it would help I can hire a car and go out and look for him myself.

Carly: Don't bother. We found him. He's on his way home, no thanks to you.

Craig: I really am sorry, Carly. I was only trying to help.

Carly: You want to help? Here's a suggestion.

[Craig sighs]

Jack: Hand them over.

Parker: I'm sorry.

Jack: Do not say you're sorry.

Carly: Do you have any idea how scared we were?

Parker: I wasn't trying to scare you.

Carly: Well, you did. Parker, license or no license, you have no business being out there driving in this weather.

Jack: And that's what I told you. I don't make these rules to hear myself talk. I make them for a reason.

Parker: I know.

Jack: And so help me, if you ever do something this stupid again --

Parker: I wonít.

Jack: You know what else? You don't go behind our backs to Craig Montgomery to get what you want, you got me?

Parker: Yeah.

Jack: Good. You just got yourself grounded. You'll be lucky if you see the inside of a car before the springtime. Now get the hell out of here.

Parker: Hey, it's me.

Liberty: So -- how much trouble are you in?

Parker: Oh, you don't even want to know.

Liberty: Parker, I am so sorry.

Parker: I'm not. Being with you today was totally worth it.

Jack: Well, I've got to get back to work. I'm serious. I do not want Craig Montgomery around these kids.

Carly: Craig is not going to be a problem, Jack. You have my word.

Alison: You know, I think it's really amazing what you're doing for Johnny.

Katie: Well, he's my nephew. I would do anything for him.

Alison: Well, I'm sorry I wasn't able to tell you who the match was really for. Lucy swore me to secrecy.

Katie: Oh, I know, Alison. Thank you for helping them.

Alison: You don't need to thank me. Sorry.

Katie: Can I ask you something? Do you think Lucyís doing the right thing?

Alison: She's trying to save Johnny's life.

Katie: No, I meant about Craig. He is Johnny's father. He has a right to know what's going on. I don't know if I can keep this from him.

Alison: Katie, you have to. If Craig finds out, this is going to be --

Craig: Katie? What's going on? Vampira, still out for blood?

[Knock on the door]

Josie: I saw Lucy downstairs, but Johnny wasn't with her.

Dusty: He was here.

Josie: You saw him?

Dusty: Had him in my arms. He's not a baby anymore, you know. He's a little person.

Josie: Dusty, I wish I had put this together sooner.

Dusty: Oh, you did so much. I owe you.

Josie: Owe me?

Dusty: I didn't believe you.

Josie: You didn't have any reason to trust me.

Dusty: I thought it was impossible. But you did it. You led me to my son.

Josie: Well, I'm glad that I could do something to make up for -- I just hope that --

Lucy: We're ready to go.

Dusty: We've got to take him to the hospital.

Josie: Is there anything else I can do?

Dusty: No, no, I'll be in touch. Thank you, Josie. Ready to go, Pal?

Announcer: Next week, on "As the World Turns" --

Carly: I have to keep this place open.

Henry: Then fight for it, Carly.

Carly: How?

Henry: You could always get yourself a sugar daddy.

Lucinda: This girl's a user.

Jade: Well, at least I don't have a gay husband!

Noah: You said you wanted me to talk to Alison.

Casey: Yeah, I think you have more to say to Luke.

[Casey groans]

Dusty: If that guy comes anywhere near my son, I'll kill him.

Craig: If this is some kind of joke.

Katie: It's not a joke. I know where Johnny is.

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