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As The World Turns Transcript Monday 1/5/09

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Lucy: I'm getting tired. We're going to have to rest for a minute.

Dusty: We should've taken the elevator.

Lucy: You know we can't risk being spotted. Sweetie, Aunt Katie is waiting for you upstairs, and she's going to make you all better. You want to get better, don't you? Okay, well, come on, let's go!

Dusty: I can carry you, if you want.

Johnny: No!

Lucy: Johnny's a big boy. He likes to do things all on his own, huh?

Dusty: Okay, okay.

Lucy: You're going to have to back off a little bit. He doesn't even know you well enough to trust you.

Dusty: Yeah, whose fault is that?

Lucy: You want to go and do this right now?

Dusty: I just want to know, things are going to change.

Lucy: Come on, Johnny. Aunt Katie and Dr. Reed are waiting upstairs.

Dusty: This Dr. Reed -- does he know you, from when you were on staff?

Lucy: He didn't come until after I left. But we have to stay out of sight, so my father doesn't know we're here.

Dusty: Who cares?

Lucy: That's how we got into this nightmare. You didn't care, and neither did he. Your war was tearing everybody apart.

Dusty: Stop making excuses for disappearing with my boy. There's no excuse.

Lucy: Let's go, Johnny.

Craig: Well, I think you both are very noble. Going to all this trouble for someone you barely even know.

Alison: Well, I couldn't just stand by when a sick child needs help.

Craig: Of course, there is such a thing as being too generous. You never know when that little bit of bone marrow might come in handy.

Katie: You are so warped.

Craig: No, I'm just humbled to be in the presence of two such beautiful angels of mercy.

Nurse: I'm sorry, your visitor will have to leave. We need to prep you for the procedure.

Craig: What procedure?

Alison: Let's just give them a minute, okay? But only a minute.

Craig: Katie, what's wrong?

Katie: Nothing.

Craig: Nothing? Then, why are you in the hospital for a procedure?

Katie: No, it's nothing, Craig. What?

Craig: It's you.

Katie: What's me?

Craig: You're the donor.

Katie: No! No, of course not.

Craig: Don't lie to me, Katie! You know I'll find out.

Katie: I'm not lying.

Craig: If you're not here to donate your bone marrow, then why the hell are you here?

Henry: That's to Felicia? Okay, thank you for coming, Felicia. And thank you for buying.

Vienna: Oh, you have to buy a book first. Oh, fantastic! Would you like some coffee?

Maddie: Isn't that blackmail?

Vienna: Extortion. Oh, have you ever seen him so happy?

Maddie: Only at a poker table when he has the winning hand.

Vienna: I'm so proud of him.

Maddie: Me, too.

Vienna: Casey! It's so lovely that you came to celebrate with us.

Casey: That's not exactly --

Vienna: You know, Maddie is right inside.

Casey: Yes, I see her.

Vienna: Why are you standing out here? Come on. Maddie, look who's here. Your boyfriend.

Craig: Just tell me the truth.

Katie: Okay. Annual physical. I was overdue, so I thought I'd better take care of it.

Craig: And you expect me to believe that?

Katie: I really don't care.

Craig: Then why lie about it in the first place?

Katie: Because I knew you would take any opportunity to go all "Big brother" on me, and I don't want to deal with that right now.

Craig: Well, excuse me for my concern. There's only so much loss I can take.

Katie: Oh, right, I forgot, because everything's about you.

Craig: You know what I mean.

Katie: Right, yeah, I do. It's your world. We all get to visit, though.

Craig: All right, I'll wait outside, and I'll take you home when you're done.

Katie: I have my car.

Craig: Are you sure you'll be able to drive?

Katie: It's a physical, Craig.

Craig: All right. Promise me, though, you'll call me if they find anything wrong.

Katie: They won’t. Just go, okay? So I can get this done.

Alison: You guys can't be here!

Dusty: Why?

Alison: Your father is in the exam room with Katie. Come on, follow me. Just wait in here.

Dusty: Get him out of here.

Alison: We're trying.

Dusty: Well, try harder! If that guy comes anywhere near my son, I'll kill him!

Alison: Oh, you can't go yet.

Katie: Craig, I thought you were leaving.

Craig: Evidently not.

Alison: You need to convince him to let me test his blood.

Craig: Whoa -- I thought I was clear about that.

Katie: So did I.

Alison: I'm sorry, but that -- it's unacceptable.

Craig: Unacceptable?

Alison: This is a sick kid we're talking about here! You might be a match. You can't refuse!

Craig: I already have.

Katie: Alison's right. You should at least tested.

Craig: You think ganging up on me will work?

Katie: You know, instead of whining about how much you've lost in your life, you might want to try and help someone else for a change.

Craig: As I said, you two are very noble. I don't do noble.

Katie: It's just a test, Craig. A good deed will probably help you balance out your karmic ledger.

Craig: Oh, I didn't realize you were an accountant.

Katie: You know what? Forget it. I'm sure his bone marrow's toxic, anyway.

Craig: All right, all right. I'll let you test, as long as you promise to stop treating me like the enemy.

Katie: I'll consider it. Best I can do.

Craig: I'll take it. All right, vampire. Drill, Baby, drill.

Alison: Well, I don't have my kit with me. So come with me. This way, actually! This way.

Dusty: Looks okay.

Lucy: What if he comes back?

Dusty: Alison just left with him.

Lucy: Shouldn't you go after him and make sure he left the building?

Dusty: I'm not keeping my eyes off Johnny. Especially when he's with you.

Lucy: You really think I'm gonna take him away from the hospital when he's so sick?

Dusty: I think you're capable of anything.

Lucy: Hey, should we go see Aunt Katie, huh? Come on. Hi!

Katie: Hi! Oh, you've gotten so big!

Lucy: Was Dr. Reed here?

Katie: The nurse was here. But Craig was still here, so Alison got rid of her.

Lucy: Okay. Well, I spoke with the doctor, and as soon as he makes sure that you're not at any risk, we're going to go ahead with the mini-transplant.

Katie: Okay. When will that happen?

Lucy: Today, if possible.

Katie: Today? I thought I was just here for tests today.

Lucy: Katie, the longer we wait, the worse Johnny gets.

Katie: Okay. I have to call Brad first.

Lucy: Katie, we can't let anyone else know that we're here.

Katie: He's my husband, Lucy. I have to tell him before I go through with this.

Lucy: It's not a risky procedure.

Katie: You know my medical history, right? I donated part of a liver.

Lucy: To Margo, I know.

Katie: And the doctors told me that any procedure has risks.

Lucy: They were just protecting themselves.

Dusty: Stop pressuring her, would you?

Lucy: You think if I thought there was something to worry about, that I would let her go through with this?

Dusty: That's not the point. She's got to tell her husband what she's doing. She owes him that much.

Casey: This is awkward, and --

Maddie: It's totally awkward.

Casey: They're being nice to me, considering.

Maddie: They don't know. They're so happy about this book, I didn't want to bring them down.

Casey: That's nice of you.

Maddie: I also didn't want them to know what a loser I am. Again.

Casey: You're not -- you're not a loser.

Maddie: That's easy for you to say.

Casey: No, you got it all wrong, Maddie.

Maddie: Please, I know what I heard outside of that hotel room.

Casey: The sound of nothing happening.

Maddie: Then why don't we not talk about it?

Casey: I just --

Maddie: Thank you for coming. Now go.

Vienna: Oh, come on, Mr. Peacock. You'll get a free doughnut if you buy the book. And besides, you come in here every day to see Henry. Wouldn't you want to get to know him a little better?

Mr. Peacock: I'd rather get to know you better.

Henry: This is a diner, not an escort agency.

Vienna: Oh, Henry, come on. Peacock, he's one of our best customers.

Henry: Yeah, yeah, yeah. Of course, he is. Of course, he is. What kind of books do you like, Mr. Peacock?

Mr. Peacock: Non-fiction.

Vienna: Well, Henry’s book is based on a true story.

Henry: That's right. It's rooted in fact.

Mr. Peacock: What's it about?

Henry: Well, it's about what might happen if Vienna and I had been hired to search for a little boy named Johnny, who had been kidnapped by his Aunt Lucy to keep him from being a prize in the battle between his biological father Craig and his adoptive father Dusty.

Mr. Peacock: You're right, nobody could make up all that. I think I'll just pay for the doughnut.

Henry: Wait, wait, wait, wait. Mr. Peacock, look, if you stay for the reading, the doughnut is on the house, whether you buy the book or not. What do you say? Okay.

Vienna: Great.

Henry: I think we should start, Liebchen.

Vienna: Okay, ladies and gentlemen, please find a seat, because Henry is about to start his reading.

Henry: I think we should do it together.

Vienna: Do what?

Henry: We should do the reading together.

Vienna: No, but you're the author.

Henry: Yeah, I know. But you know, that love scene in the first chapter, that's pretty close to the truth, isn't it?

Vienna: Yeah.

Henry: Yeah.

Vienna: But I'm not an actress.

Henry: Sweetie, you just be yourself, okay? It's sure to satisfy Mr. Peacock. Ladies and gentlemen, a little bit of a surprise here. Vienna, who is my partner in the book and also my love in actual life, is going to join me in the reading. If this doesn't get you to buy the damn book, nothing will.

Craig: Is there something wrong with the elevators?

Alison: Oh, they're overcrowded. They stop at every floor. This is much faster. Oh, damn!

Craig: What now?

Alison: I think I left my blood kit over at Java.

Craig: I'm sure there's something in a hospital we can use.

Alison: Yeah, but they are really strict about their needles here. I could get in a lot of trouble if they found out I lost it. Do you think we could go over to Java and do the test there?

Craig: In a coffee shop?

Alison: That's how simple it is.

Craig: Let's do this another time.

Alison: No, no, no, no! You'll change your mind.

Craig: I promise I won’t.

Alison: Please! It'll only take five minutes.

Craig: I'm going to go check on Katie.

Alison: Hey you know, Katie will be upset if she finds out you went back on your word. She really cares about this.

Craig: And I really care about Katie, so why don't you tell me what's wrong?

Alison: Nothing.

Craig: Mm-hmm. I'm not stupid. I can tell the two of you are trying to keep something from me.

Brad: Okay, what are you doing here?

Lucy: She's here helping me.

Brad: That's nice. Who are you?

Katie: This is Lucy Montgomery.

Brad: Craig's daughter? The kidnapper?

Dusty: Lucy brought Johnny back. He's having medical problems, but he's here to get fixed up. Right, buddy?

Katie: This is your Uncle Brad.

Brad: Hey, Bud. Hey, it's -- it's great to meet you.

Katie: It's kind of an urgent situation. He needs a bone marrow transplant.

Brad: I thought that was Alison's friend's kid.

Lucy: We were hoping to find a donor without tipping off my father that we're here.

Brad: Well, did you?

Lucy: We think so.

Brad: No way!

Katie: Brad --

Brad: No way!

Katie: Listen --

Lucy: We should -- maybe we should go wait in the other room, huh? Come on.

Brad: Are you out of your mind?

Katie: I have to do this, he's my nephew. He could die without this procedure.

Brad: Well, can't they find someone else to help him? I think -- you know, I think you've already done your bit for medical science. I think one transplant in one lifetime is enough.

Katie: I have to do this, Brad.

Brad: No, you don’t.

Lucy: We're just going to have to wait here for the doctor. Hey, you want to read a book to me while we're waiting?

Dusty: He can read?

Lucy: Of course he can read.

Johnny: I'm tired.

Dusty: Want me to read to you? Huh? I'll do it. Look at all these great bunny rabbits. There's some great pictures in here. Looks at all these bunnies heading off for a picnic. I hope they're not going to the beach. I hate picnics at the beach. I don't know like it when sand gets in my peanut butter, know what I mean?

Brad: Why the hell would you risk your life for Craig?

Katie: I'm not doing this for Craig. I'm doing it for Johnny. And I'm not risking my life.

Brad: So are you going to tell me there's no chance at all that something can go wrong? You know, that you could have a bad reaction or an infection or something?

Katie: Well, no. No procedure is 100% guaranteed --

Brad: Then how can you expect me to let you go through with this?

Katie: Because I can't just sit by and watch him waste away.

Brad: Well, they'll find another donor.

Katie: No, Alison has tested dozens of people. I'm the only match.

Brad: So find more.

Katie: He could die before she finds someone else.

Brad: Oh, here it comes.

Katie: No, listen to me. How would you feel if someone refused to help Liberty because they didn't like you?

Brad: Well, that wouldn't happen. Everybody loves me.

Katie: The point is, then it becomes about you. And it's not. Just like this isn't about Craig. This is about me helping that sick little boy so he doesn't die.

Brad: I want the doctor to promise me that's nothing's going to happen to you, that you're going to be okay.

Katie: Well, he'll tell you that the risks are minimal.

Brad: Katie --

Katie: I have to do this.

Brad: If anything happens to you --

Katie: It won’t. It won't, okay? You're not going to get rid of me that easily.

Lucy: Dr. Reed is ready to start you on your meds. Have you made up your minds?

Katie: Yeah. Brad's in.

Brad: Yeah, but I'm not thrilled about it.

Lucy: I don't blame you. But thank you so much. And I don't have to remind you that no one can know about this.

Katie: He knows.

Alison: Craig, wait, please! You can't go in there!

Lucy: Oh, God, he's back!

Katie: You've gotta -- you gotta get rid of him!

Brad: Me?

Katie: Get him out of the hospital now!

Brad: What the hell am I gonna do? How am I gonna do that?

Craig: I want to see Katie.

Brad: No can do, Bro.

Craig: I'm not your bro, and I want to know what's wrong with my sister.

Brad: She's my wife, do I look like something's wrong with her?

Craig: Frankly, you never look like you have anything going on in your head.

Brad: That's a good one, Craigster! But you know, I am not as dumb as I look.

Craig: I'll have to take your word on that.

Brad: Okay, okay, you and me -- you know -- you know what our problem is?

Craig: Mm-hmm, you won't get out of my way.

Brad: We need to spend more time together.

Craig: That's the last thing we need.

Brad: Okay, how about we just go to lunch? You know, a nice friendly lunch, just the two of us?

Craig: Now I know Katie's not just here for a routine physical.

Brad: Yes, you are right. She is here having a little procedure.

Craig: Okay. For what?

Brad: I don't know, but it's -- you know, it's kinda like -- it's a woman thing.

Craig: And she didn't tell you what it was?

Brad: Yes, she told me, but she doesn't want me to tell you. So how about lunch? You know, at Al's diner, the special is Vienna’s famous barbeque rib soup.

Craig: Sounds like something they'd serve in jail. Thanks, I'll pass.

Brad: You won't do it for Katie?

Craig: Why would she care if we have lunch?

Brad: Look, I don't know, it was her idea. Maybe she thinks that we can patch things up if you and I get to know each other.

Craig: Honestly? I've gotten the impression she wants nothing to do with me at all.

Brad: You know how ladies -- you know, they don't know what they want until we tell them. You coming?

Craig: Well, how can I argue with such impeccable logic?

Alison: They're gone.

Katie: Brad got him out?

Alison: He's taking Craig to lunch.

Katie: Oh, that can't end well.

Lucy: We have to get started.

Katie: Okay. Let me just ask you one more time, Lucy. Are you sure this is fair?

Lucy: To whom?

Katie: To Craig. He doesn't even know that his son is in serious danger.

Lucy: That's the idea.

Katie: Look -- are you sure that's how you want it?

Lucy: I've never been more sure of anything in my life.

Henry: "He loved Vienna so much that he even found her sometimes incomprehensible accent charming. He genuinely wanted to hear what she had to say, but looking at her frequently proved too distracting. And, in this particular instance, her practically wing across his lap didn't help. She turned around, resting the edge of her equally perfectly proportioned and symmetrical rear end against his thighs. That didn't help much either."

Vienna: "And you know what other interesting fact I have also noticed?"

Henry: "Do tell."

Vienna: "You and I, Henry --"

Casey: Can we talk?

Maddie: About what?

Casey: About what you think you heard on New Year’s.

Maddie: It doesn't matter.

Casey: Yes, it does. I don't want to see you hurt.

Maddie: Then you should've thought of that before your little booty call.

Casey: Nothing happened, Maddie.

Maddie: You lied to me! You told me there was nothing between you and Alison.

Casey: There isn't!

Maddie: Then what were you doing in bed with her?

Casey: I wasn't in bed with her. I was in bed by myself. Yes, I know that sounds weird.

Maddie: You think?

Casey: She was coming onto me. Okay? And then she cut it off. I don't know what the hell she wanted.

Maddie: But you were ready to sleep with her the minute you thought she was willing.

Casey: I'm a guy. That's what guys do.

Maddie: That makes me feel so much better.

Casey: I'm just being honest with you.

Maddie: You know when you were honest? The first time we talked, and you made it clear that you weren't interested.

Casey: Yes, but I realized I was wrong.

Maddie: You weren't wrong. You just didn't want to tell me that you had a thing for someone else.

Casey: No, that's not what it is.

Maddie: Are you saying that you don't?

Casey: I'm not really sure.

Maddie: Okay, that was so not the answer I wanted to hear.

Alison: What else do you need me to do?

Lucy: Leave.

Alison: Why?

Lucy: I think when all of this is over, Dusty's going to call the police and have me arrested.

Alison: No, he wouldn't do that.

Lucy: That's the least he'd like to do to me right now.

Alison: Well, I'll talk to him.

Lucy: No. If you take my side, then he's just going to go after you, too. That's why I want you to go. I don't want you to be around when things get ugly.

Alison: You might need my help.

Lucy: We'll be fine. And you've done enough. As long as I live, I don't know how I will ever thank you enough for the friend that you've been to Johnny and to me.

Alison: Who thought that would ever happen, huh?

Lucy: Not me. But I'm glad really that it did.

Alison: What are you going to do when this is over?

Lucy: If I'm not in jail? I don't know.

Alison: Will I see you?

Lucy: I don't think so, but I will never forget what you did.

Maddie: Henry was right. I shouldn't have tried to go back. It never works.

Casey: I'm sorry you got hurt.

Maddie: I'll live. So what are you going to do?

Casey: I wish I knew. You're so far ahead of me, Maddie. I respect that. It's why you're way better off without me.

Maddie: I hate it when people tell me that I'm better off when I know I'm not.

Casey: Look, all I'm saying is, you deserve better.

Maddie: You know what, Casey? That's what you need to figure out how to be.

Craig: I hope you don't mind. I've never been a fan of diners.

Brad: That works for me.

Craig: I admit, I'm surprised.

Brad: That I know how to use a fork?

Craig: That we could have a civilized conversation.

Brad: Okay, the truth is that we can't, Craigster. Okay, here is the deal, bastard. I don't want you to go anywhere near Katie. You're not going to visit her at the hospital, at work, anywhere. Am I clear?

Craig: Well, so much for getting to know each other.

Brad: The only thing that you need to know about me is that if you ever pull Katie into another one of your scams, I will hunt you down.

Craig: That sounds like a threat.

Brad: You're not as dumb as you look, either.

Lucy: Dr. Reed? I know you want me to stay here, but Johnny will be scared without me.

Dr. Reed: Sometimes what scares a child the most is the fear in his mother's eyes.

Lucy: I never told him I was his mother.

Dusty: Whatever.

Lucy: I hate having him out of my sight.

Dusty: Tell me about it. So how did you do it?

Lucy: Do what?

Dusty: Hide out all this time. I hired investigators all over the world.

Lucy: I know what you did. I knew every move you made. That's how I managed to stay one step ahead.

Dusty: Why did you torture me like that?

Lucy: I couldn't be sure my father wasn't tracking you.

Dusty: Hmm. Well, it's all over now.

Lucy: I won't leave him, Dusty.

Dusty: You think you have a choice?

Lucy: Are you going to have me arrested?

Dusty: Why shouldn't I?

Lucy: Everything I did was for Johnny.

Dusty: You had no right to do anything!

Lucy: You think I care what the law says? What my rights are? I didn't care then, and I don't care now. All I care about is Johnny!

Dusty: If you really cared about Johnny, he wouldn't have spent the first years of his life with no home or family!

Lucy: You can't take him away from me! I'm the only family he knows!

Dusty: Yeah, whose fault is that?

Lucy: If you stay here in Oakdale, my father will find him.

Dusty: I know.

Lucy: Well, then how will his life be any different than it's been with me?

Dusty: He'll be with me!

Lucy: He won't go.

Dusty: He doesn't have a choice.

Lucy: How is that fair to him?

Dusty: Was it fair to me that you want to steal my son? Is it?

Lucy: Listen. You want Johnny to be happy, don't you?

Dusty: Of course.

Lucy: Then take me with you. I don't expect you to like me. I don't even expect you to forgive me, but we both love that boy, and he's going to need a doctor's care.

Dusty: What a coincidence, that you're a doctor.

Lucy: It's a serious condition, and he can make a full recovery, and he can even have a normal life. But it's going to take time, and he's going to need extra help. Which we both know you can't give him.

Dusty: So I'm just supposed to forget about what you did?

Lucy: I don't need you to forget. Just let me go with you. For his sake.

Dusty: If I say no, are you going to make the same offer to your father?

Lucy: I would rather never see Johnny again than let my father have him.

Dusty: You mean that?

Lucy: It's the reason I did what I did. I just couldn't help making you collateral damage.

Dusty: If you ever take Johnny away from me again --

Lucy: I won’t. Does that mean I can go with you?

Dusty: That's all it means.

Lucy: Thank you. Thank you so much.

Craig: Well, if you're done threatening me, I'd like to get back to the hospital and check on my sister.

Brad: Did you hear me? I don't want you going anywhere near her.

Craig: I don't see how that's your decision.

Brad: It's not mine. It's Katie. I'm just enforcing it.

Craig: I'd like to hear it from her.

Brad: You really need to get over yourself, man. She hates you. And maybe you can blackmail her into giving you a fake alibi, but you're never going to blackmail her into caring about you. So why don't you do yourself a favor and stay the hell out of her life?

Dr. Reed: I agree with Dr. Montgomery's assessment. We will do the mini-transplant as soon as possible.

Dusty: Why not right away?

Lucy: Katie needs to be prepped as a donor. There are meds she has to take and tests we need to perform.

Dusty: Then we can move forward?

Dr. Reed: Well, unless we discover something that would disqualify her.

Dusty: If that happens?

Lucy: Then it's back to Alison's blood drive.

Dusty: How long will it take to get Katie ready, I mean?

Lucy: A day or two. Thanks, Dr. Reed. Hey, this is good news.

Dusty: Yeah, well, Craig might find us if we're stuck here waiting around.

Lucy: I know. We can't rush the process.

Dusty: Then let's go someplace else.

Lucy: Where?

Dusty: Chicago. It's not too far for Katie. Craig won't find us there.

Lucy: Major hospitals have top departments in this field.

Dusty: Let's do it.

Lucy: Okay.

Nurse: Okay, I'll get these processed. The doctor will be in soon.

Dusty: Change of plans. We're going to do the transplant in Chicago.

Katie: To avoid Craig?

Dusty: Yeah, that's right.

Katie: He's going to find out sooner or later.

Dusty: It doesn't matter. And as soon as Johnny's good to travel, Lucy and I are going to take him away.

Katie: Together?

Dusty: Yes.

Katie: Okay, I'm going to tell you what I told her. I don't think this is fair to Craig.

Dusty: I don't care about Craig. I mean, no offense. I know he's your brother, but the last thing he's going to do is what's good for Johnny.

Katie: And you will?

Dusty: Yeah, that's why I'm taking Lucy with me. Please, Katie. A few more days, we'll be gone, and you can tell Craig whatever you want.

Henry: "Vienna placed her index finger on Henry’s nose and traced a line down to the spot between his collarbones. He tried to kiss it when it flicked across his lips, but Vienna was too quick."

Vienna: "Or would you rather that we forget about traveling and instead stay where we are so we can continue our earlier conversation?"

Henry: "Vienna smiled. He knew she was plotting something. But experience had taught him never to ask what."


Henry: What did you think there, Mr. Peacock?

Vienna: Mr. Peacock, he's buying five copies. One for each member of his family. And you know what? He wants me to sign them all!

Henry: It's usual for the author to sign --

Vienna: I know, I know, but I told him we'll make an exception, just this once. Its five copies. Four more than one, Henry.

Henry: That's true, that's true, Darling. Okay, well here, knock yourself out. Thank you.

Vienna: And I'm going to get you all your doughnuts -- all five of them.

Henry: Hey, where's Casey?

Maddie: He's gone, and this time it's permanent.

Henry: You know he's nowhere good enough for you.

Maddie: I'm pretty sure that's his opinion, too.

Henry: Well, then for once in his life, he's right.

Maddie: You're a huge hit. Go enjoy it.

Henry: No.

Maddie: I'm just going to get some air.

Henry: No, no, no, no. Not when my little sister needs me.

Casey: Need a push?

Alison: Why not?

Casey: Can I ask you a question?

Alison: I guess.

Casey: New Year’s Eve at the Lakeview. What was that about?

Alison: I will tell you sometime.

Casey: Why can you tell me now?

Alison: I can’t. What happened with you and Maddie?

Casey: It's over.

Alison: What happened?

Casey: She heard us.

Alison: What?

Casey: Yep. At the hotel when I was supposed to be with her. She was outside the room.

Alison: Did you tell her nothing happened?

Casey: Yeah.

Alison: And she didn't believe you?

Casey: Doesn't matter. It wasn't going anywhere.

Alison: Still, it shouldn't -- it shouldn't with her thinking that -- what is wrong with me? Now I am even screwing up other people's relationships.

Casey: No, you didn’t. You didn’t.

Alison: No, of course I did. And I'm really sorry.

Casey: I'm not. Are you doing...?

Alison: You're really not sorry?

Casey: About what?

Alison: Maddie.

Casey: Right, right. No, no. She's going to law school. I drive a mop. It wasn't going to work out. The only thing that I'm sorry about is that I hurt her again.

Alison: Yeah, so did I.

Casey: No, don't say that. None of this was your fault.

Alison: If it wasn't for me, you would have spent New Year’s Eve with her, and who knows where you'd be now.

Casey: The same place. I knew before anything happened it wasn't going to work out.

Alison: Case, you used to love Maddie to death.

Casey: "Used to" is a long time ago. I'm not the same person. Neither is she.

Alison: You don't seem that different. I mean that in a good way.

Casey: Well, back then, being together was a big part of who we were. But it's not anymore.

Alison: That's bull!

Casey: What?

Alison: Before New Year’s Eve you were into Maddie. And then she gets the wrong idea about us, and instead of trying to change her mind, you bail. You're such a guy!

Casey: It is amazing how you can change that into an insult.

Alison: You're giving up on a terrific woman because you're afraid to talk to her.

Casey: That is not what happened.

Alison: Now, I'm sorry, Casey, not this time. Not on my watch.

Casey: Where are you going?

Alison: To find Maddie. If you won't talk to her, I will!

Vienna: Henry.

Henry: What?

Vienna: People are waiting to get your signature.

Henry: I know, I'm saying good-bye to Maddie.

Vienna: Oh, you're leaving already? What about Casey? No! No, he didn't! That little worm!

Maddie: He's not a worm.

Henry: I'm sorry, when she has decided a man's destiny, there is no way to change it.

Maddie: You go be a white-hot megastar. I'll be right back.

Alison: Maddie, wait! I need to talk to you. Casey told me what happened. And you totally have the wrong idea.

Maddie: I doubt that.

Alison: That whole thing with the hotel room? It wasn't mine. A few of my friends rented it for a New Year’s Eve party. And we started drinking early, and they went out for refills and Casey came up. We were just goofing around.

Maddie: You don't have to lie to me, Alison.

Alison: No, I'm not. There is nothing between us. I mean, how could there be? I'm in nursing school, trying to get my life together. I mean, hooking up with a dropout janitor who was married to my sister, for God's sake -- I mean, that's the last thing I need.

Maddie: You know he doesn't deserve that.

Alison: You're right. You're right, and I'm glad you feel that way because he really needs someone who believes in him. You know what, I should have said is that Casey is a great guy, but he's just a project I can't take on, and that is why we are just friends.

Maddie: Well, he doesn't feel that way.

Alison: Of course he does.

Maddie: He told me.

Alison: What?

Maddie: I asked him if he had a thing for you, and he said yes.

Alison: He doesn't!

Maddie: I'm okay with it, Alison. Really.

Alison: Well, I'm not.

Maddie: Then I guess he's about to find out what it feels like to get shot down.

[Cell phone ringing]

Dusty: Hey, Josie, what's up? I can't right now, I'm in the middle of something. I'll call you back when I can. I don't know, a few days at least. Sorry. You, too.

Lucy: You sure you're okay with going out of town like this?

Dusty: The only thing I care about is Johnny.

Lucy: What about her?

Dusty: Nothing there.

Lucy: Was there ever?

Dusty: Not really. At first she reminded me of Jennifer.

Lucy: Yeah, me too.

Dusty: Well, that's no accident because -- forget it. Long story.

Lucy: Johnny thinks she looked like Jennifer, too.

Dusty: How would he know?

Lucy: I have some pictures. Sometimes I would take them out, and we'd look at them together. I didn't want him to forget who his mother was.

Dusty: That was --

Lucy: I did it for Johnny.

Dusty: Yeah, of course, of course.

Lucy: I don't expect anything.

Dusty: Good. 'Cause there's no going back.


Brad: It's over?

Katie: The tests. They're not doing the transplant.

Brad: Good.

Katie: Not today, I mean. They want to do it in Chicago.

Brad: Why?

Katie: To keep Johnny away from Craig.

Brad: Smart move.

Katie: I don't know.

Brad: Katie, the guy is a psycho.

Katie: He's Johnny's father.

Brad: Yeah, but, I mean, is that the kid's fault. Why should he be punished for it?

Katie: I just keep thinking about how Janet kept Liberty away from you for 16 years.

Brad: It's different.

Katie: How?

Brad: Craig does not deserve a family.

Katie: And Janet thought the same thing about you.

Brad: You're comparing me to Craig -- I mean, come on, I mean, is that fair?

Katie: No, I'm just making a point.

Brad: You're thinking of telling him, aren't you?

Katie: That little boy is so sick. He's been dragged all over the world. He doesn't know where his home is. How long should that go on?

Brad: As long as Craig refuses to give up.

Katie: And why would he do that? He's already lost almost everyone he loves.

Brad: Whose fault is that?

Katie: His mostly. But it doesn't mean it doesn't hurt him.

Brad: Not as much as he's hurt everyone else, including you. Why the hell would you want to do that to your nephew?

Alison: Why did you tell Maddie you have a thing for me?

Casey: She said that?

Alison: Did you?

Casey: I might have said something like that.

Alison: You used me to get rid of her?

Casey: No! No!

Alison: Casey, I know you wanted the easy way out, but that doesn't give you the right to drag me into all this.

Casey: That's not it at all.

Alison: Then why did you say it?

Casey: You're right. I'm sorry. I shouldn't have.

Alison: Because what you said on New Year’s Eve. I mean, that was just New Year’s Eve talking, right?

Casey: Yeah, that's all it was.

Alison: Okay, I just wanted to be clear.

Casey: Yeah, it's crystal.

Alison: Good. Okay, I should get going.

Casey: Catch you later.

Alison: Okay.

Lucy: Oh, hi.

Dusty: Hey, Johnny, I got some good news for you. You, me and Lulu are going on a trip.

Johnny: Where?

Dusty: Chicago. They got a lake there as big as the ocean.

Johnny: Why can't we stay here?

Lucy: Well, because we have to get you better, and Chicago’s the best place for that.

Johnny: Why is he coming?

Dusty: I just want to make sure you're okay. You know, you guys have been doing great so far, I just want to try to make things easier for you. You think you can give me a chance?

Lucy: Hey, I think we can give him a chance, don't you?

Dusty: Great.

Craig: Well, this is a nice surprise. How did the procedure go?

Katie: Let me just say what I came to say.

Craig: Go right ahead.

Katie: Oh, I don't know why I have any sympathy for you. Brad's right, you're just a psycho menace.

Craig: Your husband has an amusing way with words.

Katie: My husband is a better man than you will ever be. Please, don't insult him.

Craig: It's not an insult. It's just an observation.

Katie: Why am I telling you this? I don't know why I'm telling you this, you sure as hell don't deserve it.

Craig: Well, you obviously can't stop yourself, so why don't you just spit it out?

Katie: I know where Johnny is.

On the next "As the World Turns" --

Brian: That means we can be friends.

Luke: Yeah.

Lucinda: Now, this girl's a user.

Jade: At least I don't have a gay husband.

Dusty: What were you saying to Craig?

Craig: Hello, Lullaby. How's Johnny?

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