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As The World Turns Transcript Thursday 1/8/09

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Provided By Eric
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[Lucinda sighs]

Luke: You don't have to go. I'm leaving. You know, for my whole life you weren't just my grandmother. You were a friend. You were somebody that I could tell anything and everything to.

Lucinda: Obviously not everything.

Luke: I didn't want to hurt you.

Lucinda: I thought you were going?

Luke: You can't even be in the same room as me?

Lucinda: What do you want, Luke? The husband -- my new husband has been proved a fraud. The marriage is over. Isn't that sufficient humiliation and betrayal for you?

Luke: And you blame me?

Lucinda: If you are looking for somebody -- [Sighs] To listen to your pain, call Brian. I'm sure he'd be happy to assuage you.

Lily: Mother, stop. You're not being fair.

Noah: What can I get you?

Alison: Ooh. Well, happy new year to you, too.

Noah: The usual? Double-shot latte?

Alison: Yeah. You okay?

Noah: Yeah, I'm fine.

Alison: You don't seem fine.

Noah: Skim or whole?

Alison: Skim. So, how was your New Year’s Eve? Last I heard, you and Luke were celebrating, and all was right with the world.

Noah: Luke and I broke up.

Alison: What? Why? What happened?

Noah: I really don't want to talk about it.

Alison: Okay. Well -- I'm sure whatever it is, you guys will work it out.

Noah: No, we won’t.

Alison: Noah, come on.

Noah: Would you be able to work it out if you walked in on your boyfriend ringing in the New Year’s with his grandmother's new husband?

Alison: Luke? With Brian?

Noah: Yeah. I was pretty shocked myself, especially since for the past few weeks, he's been complaining about the guy making passes at him. I guess he wasn't as disgusted as I thought.

Alison: Look, I know why you're upset --

Noah: It's over, Ali! There's no way we're getting back from this.

Alison: Okay, I don't believe that. And neither should you.

Casey: Look out, Oakdale! She's back!

Jade: You know, I hate to break it to you, but you're not as cute as you think you are.

Casey: Oh, I guess no one told you Will and Gwen moved.

Jade: I heard.

Casey: Yeah, really. So, whose life are you out to wreck this time around?

Jade: Well, I can cross you off the list. You did a pretty good job of that yourself. Now, how was prison, anyway? Any bromance in the big house?

Casey: Whoo!

Lily: Don't blame Luke because Brian lied to you.

Lucinda: I'm not blaming him.

Luke: Could've fooled me.

Lucinda: Although, I am still trying to understand why he never told me.

Luke: All right, can we please not talk about me like I'm not in the room?

Lucinda: Especially, as that would've spared me a great deal of pain in this humiliating episode.

Luke: I wanted to tell you.

Lucinda: We are family! We're supposed to love one another! We're supposed to help one another!

Luke: You were so happy.

Lucinda: Happy? Happiness built on a lie. So, I'm the blushing, new bride, and you're the one he wanted!

Luke: Look, I thought it was, like, a temporary thing. I believed Brian when he said he loved you. I think he still may.

Lucinda: And that's that why you kissed him?

Luke: No. Grandmother, it has nothing to -- look, I know it was wrong, and I'm sorry. And there's nothing that you can say that will make me feel worse than I already do.

Carly: How can I have only $462 to my name and owe nearly twice that in one single bill? What am I going to do?

[Cell phone rings]

Holden: Carly? Hi.

Carly: Hi. Is this a bad time?

Holden: No, it's fine. What's up?

Carly: Do you think that you could come over?

Holden: What's wrong?

Carly: Well, it's too complicated to get into over the phone. If you can't, that's okay.

Holden: I'll be right there.

[Doorbell rings]

Carly: What do you want?

Craig: Is that any way to greet an old friend?

Carly: Oh, Craig. Okay. I'll tell you one more time -- you are not my friend, okay? And you're probably, like, the last person in the world that I want to see right now.

Craig: Boy. Someone got up on the wrong side of the bed this morning. Tell you what, why don't you fix me a cup of coffee and see if it makes you feel any better?

Carly: Craig, if you want a cup of coffee, go buy one. Just get the heck out of my house. Please! Why are you even here?

Craig: I thought you'd like to hear the good news.

Carly: You're leaving town?

Craig: Johnny is back.

Carly: What? How?

Craig: It's a long story.

Carly: Well, make it a short one.

Craig: Okay. Johnny was sick. Lucy would've had him treated God-knows-where, but what he needed was something only a family member could provide, so, she brought him home.

Carly: I hope he's going to be all right.

Craig: Thankfully, yes. I'm sorry. Would you like cup?

Carly: No, Craig. No! Look, I'm happy to hear about Johnny, and I'm sure you're ecstatic, but it really doesn't give you the right to come in here and torpedo my entire morning.

Craig: You didn't look very busy.

Carly: I was. I am. You need to go.

Craig: Fine. I'll finish my coffee and be out of your way.

[Doorbell rings]

Craig: Oh, let me get that.

Carly: No!

Craig: No, I'm right here.

Carly: You know what, that's not necessary.

Craig: It's all right.

Holden: What are you doing here?

Craig: I was about to ask you the same question.

Luke: Now, I know this doesn't mean anything, but I really am so sorry.

Lily: You're not mad at him. You're mad at Brian.

Lucinda: No, I'm not. No, I'm mad at myself, because I fell for Brian. I believed -- I believed in him, and I believed that I had a new lease on life.

Lily: You did! You do! Brian didn't give that to you. You gave it to yourself, by surviving cancer.

Lucinda: All right, fine, fine. In the cancer, I had a nice male nurse. But, what I thought I had was a man who loved me.

Lily: How do you know he didn't?

Noah: I saw it with my own eyes, Ali.

Alison: Luke wouldn't just do something so random and hurtful. I mean, there had to be a reason.

Noah: Oh, yeah. There's a reason. He was drunk -- and jealous.

Alison: Of what?

Noah: Me and Maddie.

Alison: But you guys --

Noah: Just friends? Yeah, I know. You'd think he'd get that by now. Looks like the fact that I broke up with her to be with him just isn't enough.

Alison: I'm sure once he sobered up, he realized he was overreacting.

Noah: Yeah, but by then, I already had the image of him and Brian seared into my brain.

Alison: Noah, I'm sorry, but you can't let one mistake cancel out everything you guys have together.

Noah: Ali, right now, I'm not sure we ever had anything.

Alison: Don't say that. You love Luke, and he loves you. Right now, you just need to find a way to get past all this and make things right again.

Noah: I do love him. But right now, I'm not sure things will ever be right with us again.

Luke: Jade, thank God I found you.

Jade: What's wrong?

Casey: Whatever it is, do not tell her, unless you want her to use it against you.

Jade: Luke and I are family.

Casey: Yeah, family's one thing, but you cannot trust her as a friend.

Luke: Well, I can. And right now, I could use all the friends I can get.

Casey: And I don't count?

Luke: No, you do -- but I -- I really need a woman's touch on this.

Casey: Well, it's your funeral.

Jade: Would you just go already?

Casey: Watch your back, Bro.

Alison: Hey.

Casey: Hey, I was going to call you.

Alison: Why didn't you?

Casey: Well, you know, since, anyone would think anything, since we decided to be friends.

Alison: Friends call friends, Casey.

Casey: Yeah, I guess.

Alison: So, call next time.

Casey: Yeah, I will. What are you doing today?

Alison: I have to go to work.

Casey: But this is your day off. Not that I memorized your schedule or anything like --

Alison: I picked up an extra shift.

Casey: I gotta go home.

Alison: Sad about Noah and Luke, huh?

Casey: What about them?

Alison: They broke up.

Casey: Since when?

Alison: New Year’s Eve.

Casey: Sounds like that night was a bust for everyone. That would definitely explain why he just walked into Al's all bummed.

Alison: Oh, is he still there?

Casey: Yeah, crying on Jade's shoulder, which is a bad idea, in my opinion.

Alison: Well, I'm sure he's really upset. I mean, he and Noah had something really special together.

Casey: Is it really over?

Alison: Noah seems to think so.

Casey: What do you think?

Alison: I think they need to be reminded why they were together in the first place.

Casey: Yeah, yeah. Who are you going to get to do that?

Alison: Well, how about us?

Craig: Kind of unusual, wasn't it?

Carly: What?

Craig: Your best friend's husband showing up without your best friend.

Holden: Not as unusual as you being here.

Craig: Oh, Carly and I go way back.

Carly: And that's where we're going to stay. Good-bye, Craig.

Craig: I haven't finished my coffee.

Holden: Apparently, Carly thinks you have.

Craig: Thank you for your hospitality. Give my best to Lily.

Holden: What was he doing here?

Carly: Apparently, he wanted to share some good news.

Holden: If he's bothering you --

Carly: No. No, I can handle Craig. That's not why I asked you over.

Holden: You sounded upset on the phone.

Carly: I am.

Holden: What's wrong?

Carly: I don't know how to say it.

Holden: You know you can tell me anything.

Carly: I know. It's just, I can barely admit this to myself, let alone anybody else.

Holden: You're not sick, are you?

Carly: No, but I am in trouble. I need help.

Holden: Then what? What is it? Tell me. I'll help you out.

Carly: It's no secret that this economy has really beaten everybody up.

Holden: Yeah, tell me about it. Every time I go into town I see another "Going out of business" sign. That's not why you called me, is it? You're not shutting down Metro?

Carly: I don't want to, but business has not been good at all lately. And that's why I called you. I was hoping maybe you could float me a loan -- you know, just for a while, just until times get better.

Holden: How much do you need?

Carly: A lot.

Holden: $25,000, $50,000?

Carly: You know, I was sort of hoping to get at least $100,000 from a second mortgage on the house, but then Jack decided that he and Janet need a place of their own.

Holden: Yeah, it's pretty cramped at my mother’s.

Carly: Yeah, I understand that, I do, and that's why I agreed to let him take out the second mortgage.

Holden: You know, wouldn't it be wiser to just unload the club before you go deeper into the hole?

Carly: It's just -- the sad truth is, other than my children, Metro is really all I have going for me.

Holden: That's not true. That's not true at all.

Carly: It is. I've lost so much. And let's face it, everything I've touched in the last year has pretty much gone bust. And I just don't think I can take another failure.

Lucinda: All along there were moments, I knew something was wrong.

Lily: Look, I'm not excusing Brian for lying. But maybe he couldn't tell you about himself because he did love you, and he was afraid that he would lose you.

Lucinda: That's small comfort as I excise him from my life and prepare to go on alone.

Lily: Oh, Mother, just because it didn't work out with Brian doesn't mean that there isn't another man out there for you.

Lucinda: Yeah, I know. Somebody younger, somebody cuter. Ha, ha, ha. Who the hell are we kidding? I'm a difficult person to love. You could as least pretend to disagree.

Alison: Hey, I was hoping you'd be here.

Luke: Oh, hi. Alison, do you know my cousin Jade?

Jade: Hey.

Alison: I really need your help.

Jade: Luke has problems of his own he needs to take care of.

Luke: No, no, it's okay. What's up?

Alison: It's Casey.

Jade: I'm going to go.

Alison: I'm sorry.

Jade: No, it's no problem. I just think I've had enough of that guy for one day. Remember what I said, okay?

Luke: I'll try. I'll try. So, what's up with Case?

Alison: Can I tell you about it in the car?

Luke: Are we going somewhere?

Alison: Well, I know he's working at the hospital right now and I really need you to go there and talk to him for me.

Luke: Well, can you give me a little hint as to what it's about?

Alison: Us.

Luke: You and Casey? Are you --?

Alison: We're not anything yet, but I need you to find out if we could be. Will you do it?

Luke: Sure. What have I got to lose?

Noah: Hey, what can I get you?

Casey: Mocha, no-whip latte.

Noah: Okay. What's wrong with you?

Casey: You don't want to know.

Noah: There's no way your life can be any worse than mine right now, so --

Casey: It's Alison.

Noah: I figured.

Casey: You did?

Noah: Maddie said you had a thing for her.

Casey: You talked to Maddie about me and Alison?

Noah: She was really upset New Year’s Eve.

Casey: Yeah, I guess I should've --

Noah: Told the truth? Yeah, probably. Getting blindsided by somebody you trust can't be fun.

Casey: You must think I'm a real creep.

Noah: No, I would if I hadn't done the exact same thing to her when I fell for Luke. So -- you and Alison?

Casey: No, there isn't any me and Alison -- not yet, you know, I wish there was. I don't know if she feels the same way.

Noah: So ask her.

Casey: Yeah, and have her laugh at me?

Noah: Alison wouldn't do that.

Casey: She wouldn't to you -- but -- do you think you could talk to her for me?

Noah: Me?

Casey: Yeah, it's not a big deal. You could just bring it up casually, see how she feels, where she stands.

Noah: Sure. I guess I could give her a call.

Casey: No! No, you have to do it in person so you can get a better read on her.

Noah: Okay, I'll grab lunch with her tomorrow.

Casey: No, you have to -- man, okay, I'm losing my mind if you don't find out today. When do you get off work?

Noah: In like five minutes.

Casey: Great. Alison's working at the hospital. As soon as you get off, we can head over.

Noah: You're coming, too?

Casey: Yeah, look, you talk to her alone. I just want to know what she says. If we leave now, we can catch her on her break. She takes it on the roof. What?

Noah: You really like her.

Casey: Yeah, I do.

Noah: Well, if I can't fix my own love life, I might as well help someone else’s. Thank you.

Luke: It's really cold up here. You sure Casey didn't take his break in the lounge?

Alison: Yeah, he hates making conversation with people he doesn't know. Cold or not, this is where he'll be.

Luke: You sure you want me to do this?

Alison: Do what?

Luke: Talk to Casey?

Alison: Oh, right. Yeah, no, I'm sure.

Luke: I'm just not sure I should be counseling anybody these days. I let my grandmother stay married to a guy I knew was wrong for her. And Casey, he's a great guy, but he's not very sensitive. Look what he did to Maddie. If I were to help you two get together with him, and he hurt you --

Alison: I would never hold you responsible. I promise.

Luke: What's going on?

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

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

Noah: Please tell me they didn't --

Luke: They did.

Noah: Come on, guys, this isn't funny!

Casey: It's not supposed to be.

Luke: Open the door!

Noah: Let us back in there, damn it!

Alison: We will! As soon as the two of you make up.

Luke: This is crazy!

Noah: It's freezing out here!

Casey: Then you'd better get to it!

Casey: We did it!

Alison: Yeah, there is no way they can stay on that roof in the freezing cold and not melt a little. Of course, they probably won't be speaking to us anytime soon.

Casey: Are you kidding? They're going to be thanking us at their wedding. You know, it just feels really good to give two people the chance to find each other again.

Alison: Did Casey Hughes actually say something hopeful about love?

Casey: Don't sound so shocked.

Alison: I just never figured you for a Mr. Romance.

Casey: I wanted to marry and have babies with your sister, remember?

Alison: Yeah, I don't know if that was about being romantic.

Casey: You don't think I was serious about her?

Alison: I think you were serious about bucking the system.

Casey: So did my parents. But you know what? You're wrong. You know, I loved her. She changed me, made me grow up.

Alison: So, you're telling me you were really ready to settle down?

Casey: I still am -- seriously. My days of being a player are over.

Alison: You're good.

Casey: What? I'm not lying!

Alison: Oh, right.

Noah: There must be some other way off this roof.

Luke: Ahh, so you can't even stand to be with me? It's bad enough that my grandma can't stand just looking at me, now I have to deal with the same thing from you?

Noah: Will you stop? I'm just cold.

Luke: Well, they're not going to let us down there where it's warm until we talk.

Noah: I don't have anything to say.

Luke: Okay, then I'll start, and I'll say the same thing I've said 100 times before. Noah, I am so sorry.

Noah: Oh, I know. It just doesn't make it any better. You know, even if you were drunk, why Brian? You kept telling me how outraged you were whenever he made a pass at you. Now either you were just lying through your teeth or there was some other reason --

Luke: You want a reason? It's because I knew he wanted me! I wasn't so sure with you.

Noah: I never cheated on you. Maddie and I --

Luke: You guys were so in sync.

Noah: Because we're friends! Friends who share weird tastes in things, like old movies!

Luke: Noah, she used to be your girlfriend --

Noah: Before I admitted I was gay -- to be with you!

Luke: But you regret that now, don't you?

Noah: Don't put words in my mouth.

Luke: How could you not? I obviously haven't lived up to your high standards.

Noah: I don't think it's too much to ask for someone to remain faithful.

Luke: No, it's not. It only is when you add perfect to that list.

Noah: Don't make this my fault that you threw yourself at Brian.

Luke: I'm not, Noah. I'm just -- I'm trying to explain to you why -- with him, all I had to do was show up.

Noah: And that made you feel so great about yourself?

Luke: No. No, it didn’t. It made me feel like crap. I messed up, Noah -- hard core. And I admit it. But it's kind of hard not to when you have somebody always watching over your shoulder, just waiting for you to mess up.

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

Luke: No. But what happened to loving people, faults and all? You know, trying to make it through the long haul? Is it too much to ask you to love me for me instead of who you want me to be?

Lily: I heard you were back. I was hoping it was just an ugly rumor.

Craig: Lovely to see you too, Lily. May I come in?

Lily: Why?

Craig: Well, now that I've decided I'm staying in Oakdale, I think there's some issues that you and I need to resolve.

Holden: Carly, I would really love to help you out, but I have something on my end that I really need to think about, too.

Carly: Yes, yes, of course. I should not have assumed that you didn't take a financial hit yourself.

Holden: No, I'm talking about Lily.

Carly: Oh.

Holden: I couldn't really loan you the money without, you know, running it by her first.

Carly: I was sort of hoping we could keep it between us.

Holden: Well, Lily and I decided not to keep secrets anymore. That's the only way to make this work.

Carly: Right. Well, you know, I remember making that promise to Jack. Maybe if I'd stuck by it, we'd still be together, too.

Holden: Let me talk to her, and I'll get back to you.

Carly: Okay, yes. Thank you. I really appreciate it.

Holden: Bye.

Carly: Bye.

Noah: Yeah, I do love you. That doesn't mean you get a free pass every time you do something wrong. With love comes responsibility --

Luke: You sound like your father.

Noah: I love it how you slam me whenever I point out something you did wrong.

Luke: I'm not slamming you, Noah. It's just, in my family, when you love somebody, it's unconditional.

Noah: Really? Is that why when you saw me with Maddie, instead of loving me unconditionally, you retaliated?

Luke: I don't know. I guess even coming from a loving family, I'm still messed up and insecure. But you know, so are you, or you would've believed me when I said that what happened with Brian was a huge mistake. And that it meant nothing.

Noah: Yeah, maybe you're right. We're are both messed up.

Luke: So, instead of pointing out each other's faults, maybe we could try to help each other?

Noah: Maybe the answer isn't trying to fix us as a couple. Maybe the answer is to focus on fixing ourselves so we can stop hurting the people we care about.

Luke: So, we just go our separate ways for the good of -- I don't even know what it's for the good of. Noah, I don't know how to do that.

Noah: Well, I think the first step is to get off this roof.

Alison: You're saying that if you had the chance to get lucky one night with some random hot girl, you would turn her down because she wouldn't fit into your picket-fence fantasy?

Casey: Okay, maybe I'm not completely reformed. But overall, I'm looking for more than a one-night stand.

Alison: And if you found the right girl, you would walk away from the single life without ever looking back?

Casey: In a red-hot minute.

Alison: Hear that?

Casey: I don't hear anything.

Alison: Exactly. I think they're making up.

Casey: See? Love wins out every time.

[Pounding]

Luke: Open the door and let us off this roof -- now!

[Pounding]

Alison: The whole love conquers all thing? Not so much.

Noah: I am ten seconds away from calling the police!

Casey: Maybe we should open the door.

Luke: This was maybe the stupidest thing you've ever done.

Casey: I don't know. I've done some pretty stupid --

Luke: Casey, I thought you were my friend.

Casey: You know I am.

Luke: Well, you know, thanks for nothing.

Casey: Luke, Luke, wait!

Alison: What happened?

Noah: I told you we couldn't come back from this.

Alison: I just thought if you guys were forced to face each other, that you could work things out.

Noah: Well, we did -- it just won't be together.

Alison: I'm so sorry.

Noah: You know, I know you guys meant well, but from now on, I'm asking you and Casey to just stay out of it.

Lily: Say what you came to say and get out.

Craig: Fine. I came to say -- I am sorry.

Lily: Is that a blanket apology or is there one specific thing you're more sorry for than anything else?

Craig: I'm not proud of the things I did to acquire Worldwide.

Lily: You didn't acquire it. You stole it by pulling every nasty trick in the book.

Craig: You're right. And not only did I hurt the company, I hurt you and your mother. I regret that more than you know.

Lily: What do you want, Craig?

Craig: Like I said, I came to apologize.

Lily: You didn't just come here to apologize. You want something. You always do.

Craig: I just want peace.

Lily: You don't expect me to believe that, do you?

Craig: I don't blame you for doubting me. But I've realized since I got Johnny back that I'd been given a second chance --

Lily: Hold on. Johnny's back? Since when?

Craig: It was a new year's present from Lucy.

Lily: She couldn't have left him with you willingly.

Craig: He's staying at the Lakeview with Dusty for the moment.

Lily: So that's why you're here. You're going to fight for custody. You wanted to see if I'd be taking Dusty’s side.

Craig: First of all, there won't be any custody battle for Johnny. Dusty and I have already agreed to behave in a civilized manner for the sake of the child.

Lily: They say there's a first time for everything.

Craig: Secondly, I assumed you were past any closeness that you and Dusty had recently shared.

Lily: I am.

Craig: Do you respond this defensively when Holden asks you that question?

Lily: Holden has nothing to worry about where Dusty’s concerned. Holden and I are back together, and we've never been better.

Craig: Glad to hear it. I'd hate to think that he and Carly kicked me out earlier for some ulterior motive.

Lily: What are you talking about?

Craig: Oh, Dear. Did I say the wrong thing? I was making a joke because I saw Holden was at Carly’s today. Oh, I didn't realize this would be hitting such a nerve.

Lucinda: Hello! Is there anybody available back there to make me a milkshake?! Is there no escaping you?

Jade: Look, I'm not anxious to see you either, lady. Especially the way you've been treating Luke. You know, its one thing to be clueless about your husband, but why can't you see what you're doing to your own grandson?

Lucinda: I'm not going to discuss my grandson with you.

Jade: Whether Luke made a pass at Brian or the other way around, it doesn't matter. Your husband would still be gay. Why are you torturing Luke just because you're finally forced to face it?

Lucinda: Forget about the milkshake. I've lost my appetite.

Holden: What are you doing here?

Lily: Craig was just telling me how he ran into you at Carly’s.

Craig: Sorry, buddy. It seems that "You got some 'splaining to do." I'll leave you to it.

Holden: Did he run all the way over here to tattle on me?

Lily: Was your visit to Carly some kind of secret?

Holden: Lily, I was just coming home to tell you all about it.

Lily: You don't have to.

Holden: Lily, don't --

Lily: Don't what?

Holden: Don't let Craig make you jump to the worst-case scenario.

Lily: Well, what kind of scenario was it?

Holden: Carly needs money to keep Metro open.

Lily: And she asked you for help? What did you say?

Holden: I said that I needed to talk to you first.

Lily: If you want to give Carly money, go ahead.

Holden: No, no, what I want to know is how you really feel about it.

Lily: The truth? I think it's a bad idea.

Holden: Yeah, I know times are shaky, and it's a financial risk.

Lily: I am not worried about our bank account, Holden. I'm worried about us.

Carly: Not again!

Craig: Martini?

Carly: How did you get in here?

Craig: I used to own the place. I kept my key, and you never changed the locks. You might want to consider that martini. You look like you could use it.

Carly: Thanks a lot.

Craig: Is that a yes?

Carly: Yes, I'll have a martini.

Craig: What's your pleasure?

Carly: Lots of olives.

Craig: I thought you might say "Holden."

Carly: Excuse me?

Craig: Clearly, there's something going on between you two.

Carly: There's nothing going on between Holden and me.

Craig: That's not what it looked like to me.

Carly: Okay, fine, I'll tell you. Even though I'm sure you already know, and you're just toying with me.

Craig: I don't know anything.

Carly: We had an affair.

Craig: You and Holden?

Carly: Yes. It didn't last long, and now it's over. So there. Now you know.

[Craig laughing]

Carly: What is so funny?

Craig: It's just good to know that some things never change.

Carly: What is that supposed to mean exactly?

Craig: Ever since I came back to Oakdale, I've been hoping for a glimpse of the old Carly that I knew and loved, and finally, I have one.

Carly: No, now don't claim to know me. And whatever you do, don't comment on my behavior. Not after the things you've done.

Craig: Oh, I'll admit it. I'm as shameless as you are.

Carly: I'm not shameless. I felt terrible after the whole Holden thing.

Craig: So you're saying that when you saw him today, you weren't even tempted to reignite the old, forbidden flame?

Carly: The reason I called him was strictly business.

Craig: Of course it was.

Carly: I need money, and I asked him for a loan.

Craig: Even though you knew he couldn't give you one.

Carly: No, I know no such thing. He said he'd get back to me.

Craig: Which means he needs to run it by Lily first, right? I'm just speculating, but considering that you slept with her husband, I would wager that she'd rather see you in the street than give you one red cent.

Lily: We are finally in a good place, but there's still days when I have trouble forgetting what happened.

Holden: Yeah, and Carly’s very sensitive to that. The one thing she doesn't want to do is make things difficult for us.

Lily: Well, the difficult thing is that she thinks she can call on you any time she wants. Look, I feel for sorry her, I do, but this is Carly we're talking about. If she can't get the money from you, she'll get it from somebody else.

Holden: You're right.

Lily: I am?

Holden: Yeah, and if the tables were turned, and Dusty wanted help from you, I wouldn't be nearly as calm as you are right now.

Lily: Well, lucky for us, Dusty has other people that he can call for help besides me. Carly only has you.

Holden: Not anymore.

[Cell phone rings]

Carly: Holden, hi.

Holden: Lily and I talked it over.

Carly: I hope she understands.

Holden: She does.

Carly: Well, that's a relief.

Holden: We both agreed that it's really not a good idea to become financially involved. You still there, Carly?

Carly: Yes, yes, I'm here.

Holden: I'm sorry.

Carly: Don't be. Thanks, anyway.

Craig: I rest my case.

Luke: Well, at least you two still love each other.

Holden: We love you, too.

Luke: Seeing how Grandma and Noah feel the exact opposite, that is very good to hear.

Lily: Mother, will you please tell Luke that you don't hate him?

Luke: No! Don’t. I don't want anyone forcing her to say something that she doesn't feel. I've had enough of that for today.

Lily: Why are you doing this to him?

Lucinda: For heaven's sake, my life has been turned upside down! Will you please forgive me if I have other things on my mind than comforting your son!

Holden: He's your grandson.

Lucinda: I cannot go on with this. No more.

Lily: Mother, now stop. It may be too late for you to salvage things with Brian, but it's not with Luke. Please, make things right with him before it's too late.

Casey: Oh, good. You're still here.

Alison: Did you catch up with Luke?

Casey: Yeah, but he wouldn't even talk to me. How about Noah?

Alison: He basically told me to butt out. And he's right.

Casey: So what's our next plan of attack?

Alison: Did you hear what I just said? If there's going to be any making up, we need to leave it to Luke and Noah.

Casey: If we do that, they're not going to get back together. We got to try something more subtle than locking them on the roof.

Alison: I mean, can't get any more subtle than backing off.

Casey: I can't believe you're just going to fold like that.

Alison: Luke and Noah are obviously not ready to be together right now. I don't think we should push it.

Casey: I know they're both angry, and they're both hurt. But we can't let them go back to their separate corners. They got to get through the bad stuff and face it.

Alison: Whoa now, Dr. Phil.

Casey: No, I'm serious. Sometimes you have to fight, even if it hurts. Otherwise, you lose what is worth fighting for -- each other.

Alison: Did you really just say t at?

Casey: I guess you could call me your friendly neighborhood romantic. You're not going to buy that, are you?

Alison: No, no. But I'm working on it.

Craig: Shall I fix you another?

Carly: Why are you still here?

Craig: You don't really want to be alone right now, do you?

Carly: If you're the alternative, yeah, I do.

Craig: Why are you mad at me? Holden's the one that buckled under pressure.

Carly: Shut up.

Craig: Of course, you could've spared yourself the humiliation of being turned down had you just come to me first.

Carly: Like I would take your advice on how to handle Lily and Holden.

Craig: No, but you could've taken my money.

Carly: What are you talking about?

Craig: Tell me what you need, and it's yours -- no strings attached.

Carly: With you, there are always strings.

Craig: Is that enough for now?

Carly: What are you doing?

Craig: I'm just trying to be a friend.

Carly: Just because I slept with Holden doesn't mean I'll sleep with you.

Craig: No one asked you to.

On the next: "As The World Turns" --

Barbara: My son has had a breakdown. He can't be wandering around the halls. Where is he?

Josie: You came here to say good-bye to Jennifer.

Jack: $200,000 from Craig Montgomery? This is your way of figuring it out?

Craig: Make him happy. Tear it up.

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