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As The World Turns Transcript Wednesday 1/28/09

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Meg: Hey.

Dusty: Hey. Anyone here?

Meg: The coast is clear.

Dusty: Is your mom's upstairs?

Meg: It seems she has gotten over her bout with the flu so she went to a charity meeting.

Dusty: Well, that's nice. I keep thinking what it's like for you, you know, with your family in and out all day.

Meg: Well, this whole time I spent with Paul, I'm kind of used to their disapproval.

Dusty: Oh. I want us to get us a new place as soon as possible.

Meg: What's this?

Dusty: She's a realtor. She's got a couple of places she wants you to see.

Meg: You mean us to see?

Dusty: Yeah, well, I want you to pick out the one you like best.

Meg: Well, you have to like it too.

Dusty: As long as it's got plenty of space for the kids, I'm good with whatever you pick.

Meg: You mean you don't want to make sure that the kitchen appliances are up to your standards?

Dusty: I trust you. It'll be great to get out of the Lakeview. And wherever we go, it won't be forever.

Meg: Just until we convince the court that you can provide a better home for Johnny than Craig can.

Dusty: And we make sure you're safe from Paul.

Meg: We'll take it one step at a time. I'll give her a call.

[Phone rings]

Paul: Hey, you busy?

Meg: Uh --kind of, yes.

[Dusty whispers]

Dusty: Paul?

Paul: I was hoping you could drop Eliza off for a little bit. I haven't seen her in a couple of days.

Meg: You know, it's not a good time.

Paul: I miss her. I want a couple of hours. You can go do, you know, whatever.

Meg: I'm not sure it's going to work out today.

Paul: It's because of the way I treated you?

Meg: Well, I didn't appreciate it.

Paul: I'm really sorry. It'll never happen again. I promise.

Meg: You expect me to believe you?

Paul: Meg, please. Please. And look, if you're too busy to drive her, I'll come pick her up myself.

Meg: Okay, you know what? I'll figure it out and I'll call you back.

Paul: Okay, I'll be waiting.

Dusty: What's wrong?

Meg: He wants to see Eliza.

Dusty: What do you think?

Meg: I'm not going to use her against him. It's wrong to keep her from her father.

Dusty: So what's the problem?

Meg: I'm just afraid of what he's going to do when I tell him that we're married.

Dusty: So donít.

Meg: And let him hear about it through the grapevine? I don't think so.

Dusty: Well, it could be dangerous for you tell him yourself.

Meg: He's going to find out, Dusty. Sooner or later, and then when I see him --

Dusty: You don't have to see him. If he wants to see Eliza, that's fine. But he has no right to see you.

Luke: We missed you at breakfast.

Jade: Well, I heard you guys talking about Meg and Dusty getting married, so --

Luke: So?

Jade: Well, it sounded like a family thing, so I went to get something at Alís.

Luke: Jade, you are family.

Jade: Thanks, but I'm not really feeling it right now.

Luke: Was it because of Derek?

Jade: Well, when your long-lost father wants nothing to do with you, it doesn't really give you that warm family glow.

Luke: Well, you know what? That's his problem, not yours. You've got family right here.

Jade: Thank you. But I just keep thinking, what am I doing here?

Luke: Yeah, so does Spinoza. Metaphysics! Noah gave it to me.

Jade: Oh, what a romantic.

Luke: Yeah, I know, he took the class last semester and he figured that my brain could use a little exercise.

Jade: Well, that was a lot deeper than I was meaning to go.

Luke: Yeah, I know, tell me about it. The last thing I want to think about right now is the meaning of life.

Jade: Me either. Now, all I keep thinking about is how I can't keep sponging off your mom forever.

Luke: Look, you're not sponging. She said it a million times and I and I totally agree with her. You are completely welcome to stay here for as long as you want.

Jade: And do nothing? That's not fair to anyone.

Luke: Well then, go back to school.

Jade: I am so not ready for that.

Luke: Okay, then get a job. It'll give you something to do. Put some cash in your pocket.

Jade: Who's going to hire me?

Luke: At least give it a shot. Gregslist posts tons of local jobs.

Jade: I don't know.

Luke: Oh, come on. Why go somewhere far away, all alone, where you don't know anybody, when you can start your life over right here?

Jade: I love you for that. And I love your mom too. But what kind of life would it be if I keep running into Derek? You know, seeing your father that doesn't want anything to do with you doesn't do much for your self-esteem. Let's face it, Luke. I'd be better off anywhere but here.

Casey: Hey.

Alison: Hey. You working?

Casey: No, no. I was looking for you.

Alison: Oh, well you know, I'm really busy right now. I have all these requisitions to fill out, and I have class in about an hour.

Casey: Okay, what about tonight? Are you free?

Alison: Why?

Casey: Well, I thought we could do something. We really haven't been hanging out lately.

Alison: You know, I'm really not that into seeing "My Bloody Valentine in 3d."

Casey: That's cool, I already took Danny to see it.

Alison: You took that sweet little kid to a gorefest?

Casey: What? He loved it. He wanted to stay and see it again. So we did, you know? If you change your mind, I'll see it a third time.

Alison: Thanks. But you know, I see enough blood around here, so --

Casey: Great, because I have a better idea.

Alison: What's that?

Casey: Okay, we go to Chicago, have some dinner, you know, go out to a club, listen to some blues.

Alison: Are you asking me out on a date?

Casey: Why get into the whole label thing?

Alison: About this, remember?

Casey: I thought we could just have some fun together. Lately, it's been all kinds of tension.

Alison: Because you won't let up on me.

Casey: I'm just asking you to go out to dinner and listen to some music.

Alison: No, we both know what you're asking, Casey. I don't know why you can't get it through your head that it's not going to happen!

Paul: There you go. Hey, I thought you'd call first. Listen, I really appreciate you coming by I -- what are you doing here?

Dusty: Meg said you wanted to see your daughter. Here she is.

Paul: Meg sent you?

Dusty: What do you think?

Paul: Why isn't she here?

Dusty: She doesn't want to see you. Ever.

Paul: Go put my little girl in the crib and then you can get out.

Dusty: I'm staying right here.

Paul: The hell you are.

Dusty: Meg doesn't want you left alone with Eliza --

Paul: Why isn't Meg here?

Dusty: I just told you.

Paul: I want to hear her say it.

Dusty: She's not going to answer when she sees it's you. Voice mail?

Paul: Okay, look, I don't know what the hell you're trying to pull. You are never going to come between me and Meg --

Dusty: What if I already have? We got married. Meg is my wife.

Paul: You're a funny guy. Really funny, you know? You had me going there for a minute.

Dusty: It's no lie.

Paul: Meg's would never marry you.

Dusty: She did.

Paul: For one thing, she's not divorced from me.

Dusty: Oh, those divorce papers were drawn up, and you know that.

Paul: Nothing was finalized.

Dusty: No, Meg and I did that in Reno, when we tied the knot.

Paul: She can't divorce me if I'm not there.

Dusty: It only takes about ten minutes.

Paul: Ten minutes --

Dusty: Yeah, ten minutes to make it official. You're out of her life now.

Paul: What are you doing? Why are you doing this?

Dusty: They'll be mailing you a copy of the papers from Nevada.

Paul: That doesn't that mean she would be marrying you.

Dusty: It was a simple ceremony. All we cared about was making it legal. And now we're house-hunting.

Paul: I don't know what you did to force Meg to marry you --

Dusty: I didn't have to force her into anything. She knows how much better her life will be now that she finally has a little stability.

Paul: She doesn't love you! This is a scam and you're never going to get away with it!

Dusty: No, this is reality, Paul. Meg's my wife. Get used to it.

Casey: Can you wait a minute?

Alison: Why?

Casey: You don't want to be my friend anymore?

Alison: Of course I do. But that's all I want to be.

Casey: Even if something is happening between us?

Alison: It isnít. You may think so, but it's not real unless it's something that we both want.

Casey: And you don't?

Alison: You're finally paying attention.

Casey: I have been this whole time. And when we're together, even if you don't admit it -- there's a definitely a vibe between us. And it's not going to go away just because you tell it to.

Alison: There is no vibe.

Casey: What about the other day, when we were talking about your father? Was there anything there?

Alison: Yeah, friendship.

Casey: No, it was more than that.

Alison: Okay, this is what I'm talking about. Why do you keep pushing this?

Casey: Why can't you just be honest with yourself?

Alison: Stop telling me what I feel!

Casey: I -- okay, listen, I'm not completely clueless on this. I know when something is cooking. I just don't understand why you're acting like nothing's happening.

Alison: I'm not.

Casey: We don't even hang out anymore.

Alison: I will if you just back off.

Casey: Okay, I will back off if you promise to let things just happen.

Alison: Will you just leave it alone?

Casey: Not until you explain it to me.

Alison: I canít.

Casey: Yes, you can. And you owe it to me.

[Alison remembering]

Emily: Ali, if you care about me at all, stay away from Casey.

Alison: It's just -- it's too complicated.

Casey: It's just you and me.

Alison: Come on, Case.

Casey: Is it our families? Is that what this is about? The whole Stewart-Hughes, 15-matches-to-the-death crap? I don't --

Alison: It's not crap. It's --it's real.

Casey: And since when did you start caring about that?

Alison: I have to.

Casey: Why? What's the deal with you? I'm a moron! It's Emily, isn't it?

Luke: Oh, there's one. Publisher's assistant.

Jade: Right, right. But there's nothing for a nuclear physicist on here?

Luke: Oh, come on. Look, it says that you don't need any experience.

Jade: Oh, perfect.

Luke: No, no, no, actually that is a no-go.

Jade: Why?

Luke: Because it's at the Intruder. That means you'd be working for Emily Stewart.

Jade: And?

Luke: And -- she tortures her assistants for fun.

Jade: Oh, you know her?

Luke: Yeah, unfortunately. She's Alison's sister. Casey actually used to have that job.

Jade: Oh, what happened?

Luke: Oh, they -- they had this weird thing for each other. They got married.

Jade: That's what you call torture?

Luke: Trust me, okay?

Jade: Oh, whatever, it's not going to happen to me.

Luke: Yeah, I guess you're right.

Jade: Well, they're not still together, are they?

Luke: Oh, no. No, no, no, it was very brief, and very horrible, and Casey's still not over it.

Jade: Well, it's not like I'm not looking for anything long term. I just want a few paychecks and if she's hard on me, I'll walk.

Luke: Jade, I don't think you understand the hard time that Emily Stewart can dish out.

Jade: I don't think you understand the hard time I can take. So do you think Alison will give me a recommendation?

Luke: I guess so. It depends on if she and her sister are speaking this week.

Jade: Oh, I mean, she was really nice to me at the hospital when Derek was shot.

Luke: We can ask.

Jade: All right. Well, let me fill this out first. Do you have any experience? No. Have you ever been arrested or convicted of a crime? Yes. That should get her attention.

Mrs. Geller: Well, I think we've identified some very good prospects. I'll make appointments and you can tour the properties.

Meg: Sounds great. Well, thank you very much.

Mrs. Geller: Mrs. Donovan! You forgot your folder.

Meg: Oh, that's right. Thank you. Thanks.

Mrs. Geller: I'll speak to you soon.

Meg: Yes.

Josie: I'm sorry, I -- I couldn't help but overhear -- Mrs. Donovan?

Meg: Dusty and I are married.

Paul: Come on Meg, pick up the phone.

Dusty: She's not going to answer.

Paul: Meg wouldn't do this. She wouldn't do something like this to me.

Dusty: She already did.

Paul: Yeah, well, I'll change her mind.

Dusty: You're not going to talk to her.

Paul: You don't get to tell me what to do.

Dusty: I'm telling you -- you can't go anywhere with Eliza alone. I need to be with you. You can't go near Meg. No visits, no accidental run-ins, go betweens, no contact at all.

Paul: Why would I agree to that?

Dusty: I don't care if you agree. No one's asking you to. Those are the conditions if you want to see your daughter --

Paul: Who the hell are you to give me conditions?

Dusty: I'm Meg's husband. I'm just doing what she asked me to do.

Paul: Yeah, well, I want to hear it from her.

Dusty: You won't be. You break the rules once, we go to the judge and we lay out your history. It'll be 18 years before you ever see Eliza again.

Paul: Hey, put her down.

Dusty: What?

Paul: You put my little girl down. You get your hands off of her, now! Now!

Meg: I am so sorry you had to find out like this.

Josie: It's okay.

Meg: Dusty should've told you.

Josie: He said that he proposed.

Meg: Did he tell you why?

Josie: To protect you from Paul.

Meg: Well, that's part of it. He's also wants to show a judge that he can give Johnny the stable home and family that Craig canít.

Josie: What's stable about being married to someone whose mentally ill ex-husband is obsessed with her?

Meg: I thought you were Paul's friend.

Josie: Doesn't matter. Craig's lawyer is going to lay that out as a reason that Dusty shouldn't have Johnny. It's going to be hard for a judge to disagree.

Meg: Well, Dusty doesn't seem to be worried.

Josie: He thinks he can get whatever he wants with his charming smile.

Meg: Look, I know this isn't easy for you.

Josie: I'm not talking about me.

Meg: But none of this changes anything between you and Dusty.

Josie: There is nothing between me and Dusty. I'm surprised that he still speaks to me after what Paul and I put him through. And that's the point. Johnny is already stuck between Craig and Dusty, the last thing that he needs is to be caught up in Paul's psychodrama with you.

Meg: Well, Dusty doesn't feel he has any others options.

Josie: It's because he is as obsessed with you as Paul is.

Meg: That's not true.

Josie: Open your eyes, Meg. I would've been Dusty's wife of convenience, or anything else. And he knows that. And I don't come with any baggage. But he chose you. What did Paul say when you told him?

Meg: I didnít.

Josie: What, do you think he's not going to find out?

Meg: Dusty's there right now. He's telling him.

Josie: Are you kidding me? You -- you let Dusty do your dirty work for you?

Meg: He insisted!

Josie: And you let him? You're even more of a coward than I thought.

Paul: Give me my daughter.

Dusty: Stop freaking out, Paul. That won't help anyone.

Paul: I'm not freaking out. I just want to spend a little time with her. That's why Meg sent you in the first place, remember?

Dusty: Meg said I got to stay right here.

Paul: I know, I heard all of that.

Dusty: You're okay with that?

Paul: I just want to spend some time with her. You get the hell out of my house.

Dusty: If I leave, Eliza's going with me.

Paul: You don't get to make the rules, Dusty. And you're never touching this little girl again.

Casey: You're saying, Emily actually told you not to go out with me?

Alison: I don't remember her exact words.

Casey: Yes, you do.

Alison: It doesn't matter.

Casey: Since when do you start doing what she tells you to?

Alison: She asked me.

Casey: Emily does not ask.

Alison: You're wrong. She is very vulnerable right now.

Casey: Emily? Vulnerable?

Alison: Yes, Dusty really hurt her.

Casey: Oh, of course, Dusty, yes.

Alison: Oh, what? You thought it was you?

Casey: I'm the one she's asked you not to see.

Alison: Okay, yes, you hurt her too. What, does that make you feel better?

Casey: She hurt me a lot more than I hurt her.

Alison: Yeah, well you know what? I was the one who messed things up with her and Dusty in the first place.

Casey: What does that have to do with you and me?

Alison: I just don't want to make anything else harder for her.

Casey: When do you do what's right for you?

Alison: And you're one of the things that's right for me, is that it?

Casey: I think so.

Alison: The way you were so good for Maddie? Sorry, I just -- just really don't want to hurt my sister right now.

Casey: So you'll hurt me instead.

Alison: Yeah, you can take it.

Casey: You know what I can't take? Emily ruining my life again.

Alison: That's not what's going on here. Where are you going?

Casey: To deal with it.

Alison: Casey, stay away from her!

Casey: You know what, Alison? You can blow me off all you want. But you do not have the right to tell me what to do with my life!

Jade: Ms. Stewart?

Emily: Who are you and what do you want?

Jade: I'm -- Jade Taylor, I'm here for the assistant position. I have an appointment?

Emily: Yeah, yeah, I know. I made the appointment, thank you. I'm assuming this is your resume?

Jade: Thank you for seeing me so last minute.

Emily: Yeah, I really didn't have a choice. My assistant just walked out on me this morning. You'd think it was the first time I ever called her an ignorant little twit. Now I'm up to my eyeballs with work and I'm answering my own phone.

Jade: Well, as you can see from my resume I don't have a lot of office experience, but I--

Emily: Can you -- can you answer a phone?

Jade: Yeah.

Emily: Do you have computer skills?

Jade: You mean, like, typing?

Emily: Like word processing, data basing, database management, spreadsheets?

Jade: No.

Emily: No. No, guess they don't teach you that in jail.

Jade: I've never went to jail.

Emily: Oh really, it says here you've been arrested.

Jade: Not convicted.

Emily: Well, congratulations.

[ Cell phone rings ]

Emily: Emily Stewart. What do you mean, he blew you off? No, you know what? I really don't care.

[ Phone rings ]

Emily: No, we can not run the story without his response --

Jade: Emily Stewart's office --

Emily: Okay, listen very carefully to me --

Jade: She's actually on the other line right now --

Emily: You go back to his office, you sit in the waiting room, and you tell whoever's there you're not going anywhere --

Jade: Okay, hold on one second --

Emily: Until you get a response, okay -- to the allegations made against him.

Jade: Okay, um, what was your name?

Emily: No, I don't care if you have to sit there all night -- oh, my God, listen to me --

Jade: Okay, and your number?

Emily: I don't want you to so much as go to the bathroom without getting a quote, okay?

Jade: She does?

Emily: And you need to go on the record, got it? Good-bye.

Jade: Okay, I'll let her know.

Emily: Who was it?

Jade: Roger Barron. He wants you to call him back.

Emily: Oh, great. Where's his number?

Jade: He said you have it.

Emily: Uh, no, I don't. How could you not ask for a number? I mean, is it really that difficult to ask for a number?

Jade: I'm sorry.

Emily: Well, sorry doesn't help me, does it? You know what, next time, use the brain God gave you.

Jade: Excuse me?

Emily: Is English your first language? You know what? Forget it. Just -- just go, leave, please. You're fired, okay?

Jade: You never even hired me.

Emily: Great. That's great. Because now I don't have to file the paperwork.

Jade: No wonder there's all those warnings on the job listing.

Emily: What are you talking about?

Jade: I'm talking about how difficult you are to work with.

Emily: Well, they're all a bunch of imbeciles, aren't they?

Jade: You know, I'm sorry I wasted your time. And mine.

Emily: You're not the only one.

Jade: Oh, and there's the damn number. It's called caller id.

Casey: Why the hell are you still screwing up my life?

Dusty: I didn't come down here to fight. Neither one of us wants to see Eliza get hurt.

Paul: There's really no reason for you to be here at all, Dusty.

Dusty: I'm not leaving without her.

Paul: Well, the only way you're leaving here with her is if you pry her from my cold, dead hands.

Dusty: Oh, is that what you're going to put her through, you freaking lunatic?

Paul: Calling Meg for your next set of instructions?

Dusty: No, I'm not calling Meg --

Paul: She's not picking up, huh?

Dusty: I'm calling 911. I'm calling the cops. You know why?

Paul: You don't have to do that --

Dusty: So they lock you up. I hope they don't make the mistake of letting you go this time.

Josie: What's going on?

Paul: I don't know. Ask your boyfriend. He's trying to steal my little girl.

Dusty: Let's let the cops decide who's doing what.

Josie: Dusty, don't call the police. That's not going to help anyone.

Paul: Bingo.

Dusty: Meg asked me to bring Eliza down so Paul could spend a little time with her. But now, he's not giving her back.

Paul: She's my daughter.

Dusty: Trust me, you don't want to get into a custody fight with Meg.

Josie: Okay, that's not helping.

Paul: Somehow, he managed to take my wife.

Dusty: I'm not taking anyone.

Paul: I'm never going to let him take my daughter --

Dusty: They chose to leave you for their own good.

Josie: Paul, give him back the baby. The police aren't going to side with you, you know it.

Dusty: Finally, a voice of reason --

Josie: Dusty, please. He's just going to bring her back to Meg. You don't have a problem with that, do you?

Paul: Why should I trust him?

Josie: You should trust me. And Meg. Meg wants to have Eliza. Dusty's not going to do anything that she doesn't want him to do.

Paul: You don't know that.

Josie: You're not going to win this fight, Paul. They'll use it against you. They might even send you back to the hospital.

Paul: Well, they can try.

Josie: Well, you don't have a chance if you keep acting like this. Is that what you want? For them to decide what happens to you? Thank you. It won't happen again.

Dusty: It better not.

Josie: Dusty --

Dusty: Thank you.

Josie: Dusty --

Dusty: Thank you.

Josie: I understand that congratulations are in order.

Dusty: Oh, you heard, huh?

Josie: Yeah, I saw Meg. That's how I knew you were here.

Dusty: I was going to tell you myself.

Josie: Sure you were.

Dusty: Josie --

Josie: Just go.

Paul: So what do I do now?

Luke: Ali. Ali, Ali --

Alison: What are you doing here?

Luke: I'm looking for you.

Alison: What is this, like, "Visit a friend at the hospital" day?

Luke: What?

Alison: Nothing. What's up?

Luke: I need a favor.

Alison: Oh, well, if it involves political espionage, I'm retired.

Luke: Well, so am I. Not to mention expelled.

Alison: Right.

Luke: Actually, this is for Jade. She's decided to stay in town. But she needs to find a job.

Alison: Oh, do you want me to see if they have anything here?

Luke: Well, that would be a great idea actually, but she already has an interview at the Intruder, to be Emily's assistant.

Alison: Is she insane?

Luke: No, I know -- I know.

Alison: Does she know what they call that job? "The meat grinder."

Luke: Yeah, yeah, I know. I remember when Casey had it. But if you can put in a good word for her --

Alison: Uh, with Emily? You know, Luke, I'm sorry. I would really like to help. But I mean, Emily and I are kind of on the outs right now, so --

Luke: Oh, anything serious?

Alison: No, she's just being Emily.

Luke: Right.

Alison: So, I mean, but tell Jade I'm doing her favor.

Luke: Okay -- thank you. So is it about Casey?

Alison: Is what?

Luke: The reason that you and Emily are on the outs?

Alison: No. I mean, not really -- it's just -- sort of. Okay, it's just really stupid, I mean, yes.

Luke: But what happened?

Alison: She doesn't want me going out with Casey. Like that would ever happen.

Luke: Go -- going out like --

Alison: I know, which is totally not ever going to happen.

Luke: Well, then what is there to fight about?

Alison: Nothing, really. I just -- I don't like her giving me orders.

Luke: Yeah, but you've been ignoring her orders forever.

Alison: Uh, exactly.

Luke: So then, why is this any different?

Alison: It's not.

Luke: Well, if it's something that you want to do, then do it.

Alison: Go out with Casey? Are you kidding?

Luke: No.

Alison: Why would I want to do that?

Luke: Do I really even need to give you an answer?

Alison: God, I'm such an idiot, aren't I?

Luke: Yeah.

Alison: That's not what you're supposed to say. You were supposed to say, "No, Ali, you're one of the coolest people in the world."

Luke: "No, Ali, you're one of the coolest people in the world." But you're also an idiot.

Alison: Thanks.

Luke: No, but I mean that in a good way. It's like, when you were trying to set up me and Noah. You said that we were idiots. You know what? You were right. And look at us now, we're happier than ever.

Alison: But this is so different.

Luke: No, it's not. And I owe you one.

Alison: Okay, thanks anyway. But Luke, just stay out of this. I'm serious.

Luke: Mm-hmm. I canít. The wheels are already in motion.

Casey: You told her to stay away from me didn't you?

Emily: I don't know what you're talking about.

Casey: I'm talking about how you can't stop controlling your sister.

Emily: So now you want to be a family therapist?

Casey: No, I don't have to be. You're that easy to figure out.

Emily: Are you finished insulting me?

Casey: No, I'm just getting started. You wanted to end it. You made that clear. What do you care if Ali and I have something going?

Emily: I donít.

Casey: Then why are you stomping on it? Doesn't she have the right to be happy?

Emily: Of course she does. Just not with you.

Casey: Then why are you jealous? You dumped me.

Emily: No, no, no, I am not jealous. And I didn't dump you, Casey. It ended.

Casey: You ended it.

Emily: We both know it had to end.

Casey: Yes, because I wasn't happy being your boy toy, being tossed on the desk every time you wanted a quick ego boost.

Emily: Really funny. You never complained about it, did you?

Casey: No, because I wanted more, and you bailed. Which is fine. If you want to be miserable, go ahead. That's what you're good at. But you do not have to bring Ali and me down with you.

Emily: Is that what you think I'm doing?

Casey: I think Ali has something for me and that blows your mind.

Emily: You know, if you really are interested in this family therapist thing, you might consider finishing college first.

Casey: Go to hell, Emily. And stay out of my freaking life. What are you doing here?

Jade: I'm applying for a job.

Casey: Well, try the psych ward. There's a lot more sane people.

Jade: Are you okay?

Casey: I take it from what you heard, I'm not.

Jade: I'm sorry. That wasn't intentional.

Casey: No, don't -- don't worry about it, okay?

Jade: But look, if there's anything I can do to help, just let me know.

Casey: No, there's not. Thanks.

Emily: Where are you going? I thought you wanted a job.

Jade: You already fired me.

Emily: I'll hire you back.

Jade: I don't think so.

Emily: Double the pay.

Jade: Are you serious?

Emily: I think you're just what I need.

Jade: Really? Because I thought I was useless and incompetent.

Emily: Did I say that? Clearly, you have skills.

Jade: What are you talking about?

Emily: Casey. How well do you know him?

Jade: He's friends with my friends.

Emily: That's it?

Jade: And he saved my life.

Emily: Oh, Metro. Right. I remember we ran a story on that. Crazy boyfriend of yours?

Jade: Ex-boyfriend.

Emily: Right. Now Casey's your hero. No wonder you're interested.

Jade: I'm not.

Emily: Really? Then why are you standing out here listening to my conversation in there? Clearly you don't care about me.

Jade: But what does this have to do with the job?

Emily: Everything. It is the job.

Jade: What is?

Emily: Casey.

Jade: I don't think I know what you're talking about.

Emily: Well, I'm going to make it real simple. I'm going to pay you to go out with Casey.

Jade: So you're going to hire me to go after Casey?

Emily: No, not go after him. To catch him.

Jade: You're pimping me out.

Emily: Well, I wouldn't call it that.

Jade: Yeah, I would. Forget it.

Emily: Okay, I'll triple your salary.

Jade: I am not a hooker.

Emily: I'm not asking you to be one. Honestly -- I honestly -- you don't have to sleep him. In fact, I would -- I would actually prefer that you didn't.

Jade: He's right. You do need a shrink.

Emily: No, I've been here, done that, it didn't stick. Are you interested in the job or not?

Jade: I'm not for sale.

Emily: You know what, don't be so impressed with yourself, Jade. You have no job, no skills, no experience. I'm offering you good pay for honest work.

Jade: Honest work?

Emily: Okay, you know what, consider it babysitting.

Jade: I think Casey's old enough to stay home alone.

Emily: I need you to keep Casey occupied and far away from my sister.

Alison: Oh, this is crazy.

Luke: Uh, you didn't say that when you locked me and Noah up here trying to get us back together.

Alison: Which I'd like to prove didn't work.

Luke: Well, not at the time, but it get the ball rolling.

Alison: Yeah, but you guys were going to get back together either way. I mean, the two of you are perfect.

Luke: Well, maybe we're not the only ones, huh?

Alison: Oh, please.

Luke: You don't know if you don't try it, Alison.

Alison: Yeah, I used to live by that rule.

Luke: Well, now you've gone too far in the other direction.

Alison: I don't think so.

Luke: Why are you so scared of everything?

Alison: I'm not. I just -- it's --

Luke: Men?

Alison: I'm not afraid of you.

Luke: That's lame.

Alison: Well, I was married to Aaron.

Luke: Yeah, I know. And how well did that turn out for you?

Alison: Okay, obviously that was a disaster.

Luke: Yeah, it was totally self-inflicted. Which just proves my point.

Alison: That I don't do well with relationships.

Luke: No, that you just haven't met the right guy.

Alison: And you think it's Casey?

Luke: I don't know. You don't know until you get back on that horse or get into that saddle or whatever it is. But what's there to be scared of?

Alison: Everything.

Luke: Yourself.

Alison: Yeah, that's enough.

Luke: Look, you come back here in half an hour. I'm going to get Casey up here.

Alison: Then what?

Luke: Now, Lady Alison -- that is entirely up to you.

Jade: Well, what makes you think he'd be interested in me?

Emily: I think you can make him interested in you.

Jade: You think he's that easy?

Emily: Look, I just want you to keep him away from my sister.

Jade: I don't think so. What's the real reason?

Emily: That is the reason.

Jade: I have to think about it.

Emily: Think about what?

Jade: How badly I want to do Casey.

Emily: Are you messing with me?

Jade: You don't like it? Fire me again. I'll get back to you.

Meg: So how did it go?

Dusty: Fine.

Meg: That bad?

Dusty: He's been worse.

Meg: What did he say when you told him?

Dusty: He wasn't thrilled.

Meg: I saw Josie today. She heard the realtor calling me Mrs. Donovan, so I had to --

Dusty: Yeah, she told me. She was there.

Meg: At Paul's?

Dusty: Yeah, she's a little angry at me.

Meg: I can't say I blame her.

Dusty: I don't care what she thinks. I told her. I'm doing this for my son.

Meg: She thinks you're doing it for me. You need to talk to her.

Dusty: Yeah, after the hearing.

Meg: I don't think you should wait.

Dusty: I don't care what she thinks. I just -- I don't want to deal with her right now. She'll understand.

Meg: What if she doesn't?

Dusty: That's her problem.

Paul: I didn't think she'd actually go through with it.

Josie: Neither did I.

Paul: How are you? Are you okay?

Josie: What do you think?

Paul: I think you're too good for him. I think he doesn't deserve you.

Josie: So you've said.

Paul: Yeah, I've known Dusty a long time. You're not the first girl he used and then dumped.

Josie: Well, that makes me feel better. After the way that we met, he has every right to be angry at me.

Paul: He's just selfish. He doesn't want to do you the favor of cutting you loose.

Josie: Well, be that as it may, I can't help how I feel. You of all people should understand that.

Paul: Yeah. I guess.

Josie: We're a couple of losers.

Paul: What did you just say?

Josie: You know what I mean.

Paul: No, I donít. You don't know me. If that's what you think, you don't know me at all.

[Cell phone rings]

Jade: Hello?

Luke: Hey, it's me. How did your interview go?

Jade: Uh, it was interesting. Different.

Luke: Did you get the job?

Jade: Well, not the assistant job. But there's another one.

Luke: What's that?

Jade: Kind of like a special projects thing.

Luke: For Emily? Doing what?

Jade: Different things. You know, it's kind of vague. I don't even know if I'm going to take the job.

Luke: Well, I'd get more details if I were you.

Jade: Yeah, that's probably a good idea.

Luke: Listen, I need a favor. I'm trying to get a hold of Casey, but I have no idea where he is and he's not answering his cell. Do you know where he is?

Jade: Yeah, he's in Java. I'm looking at him.

Luke: Great. Will you do me a favor? Will you tell him to go to the roof of the hospital?

Jade: Why?

Luke: He and Alison need to get past their issues. I'm trying to help.

Jade: God, everyone's a shrink today.

Luke: What?

Jade: Nothing. Uh, why are you getting involved?

Luke: I owe them. Just tell him to go up there and don't tell him that Alison's going to be there.

Jade: Great scheme.

Luke: I hope it works.

Jade: Yeah, me too. Hey.

Casey: Hey.

Jade: Are you okay?

Casey: You were there.

Jade: Oh, can I sit?

Casey: I don't know why you'd want to, but yeah, sure.

Jade: So you're really into her, huh?

Casey: Alison, um, I don't know. I just can't believe that Emily blew it up before I could even find out.

Jade: Well, does Alison always take orders from her sister?

Casey: No. No.

Jade: So why this time?

Casey: Yeah, you're right. I --

Jade: Sometimes you got to take no for an answer.

Casey: She's probably just not -- not into me.

Jade: I don't see why not. What -- you're a good guy. And you're funny and you're not bad looking. And you're pretty damn brave.

Casey: Wow, you really have been out of town for a while, haven't you?

Jade: What is with that?

Casey: With what?

Jade: By putting yourself down all the time.

Casey: Well, it's called reality.

Jade: Look, I don't see a bunch of Nobel Prize winners around here. I just see a lot of people messing up their lives.

Casey: Oh, you've noticed?

Jade: So my point is, you don't have to dump on yourself all the time.

Casey: Of course, your perspective might be slightly off.

Jade: Why? Because of hanging out with guys like my ex? But you don't think Robby has a bright future ahead of him? Okay, yeah, my view is a little warped. But the point is, you saved my life and that makes you look pretty good to me.

Casey: Wow, if you don't stop that, I might start blushing.

Jade: Oh, let me go get us a latte while you're --

Casey: No, no, I'll get it. It's the least I can do for all the nice lies you've been telling me.

[Phone ringing]

Emily: Emily Stewart.

Jade: I'll take the job.

Emily: When can you start?

Jade: I already did.

Meg: How furious was he when you told him we were married?

Dusty: He was also upset he didn't get to spend time with Eliza alone.

Meg: So -- so what happened?

Dusty: Well, he didn't want me there. Josie got there, he cooled off.

Meg: It must've been pretty tense.

Dusty: The main thing is, you didn't have to be there. And it ended okay.

Meg: I want Eliza to have her father in her life. As long as he's reasonable.

Dusty: He will be. He has no choice.

Josie: So what are you planning on doing?

Paul: About what?

Josie: About moving on.

Paul: Nothing. Come on, I'm not moving on.

Josie: Paul, if you do something stupid --

Paul: I'm not going to do anything stupid. But I'm not going to let Dusty get away with this.

Josie: What are you planning to do?

Paul: You'll find out when you need to know. So will your boyfriend.

Josie: He's not --

Paul: When I'm through with Dusty, he won't know what hit him.

On the next "As the World Turns"

Brad: What's with the -- is that on?

Cameraman: We're here to start taping. Didn't Katie tell you?

Craig: You just tell the judge that I would be a better father than Dusty Donovan.

Dusty: And after today, nobody can take away my son.

Paul: Meg is not your wife. She's mine.

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