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As The World Turns Transcript Friday 3/6/09

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[Katie sighs]

[Doorbell rings]

Henry: It's your best friend, the big jerk. Should I say ex-best friend?

Katie: No. Don't be silly. Come on in. Oh, these are beautiful.

Henry: That's a peace offering.

Katie: For what?

Henry: Well -- I acted like a real heel the other day. And I -- it's just the idea of Vienna getting, um --

Katie: Artificially inseminated?

Henry: Yeah, yeah, I can't even say it. I can't even think about it.

Katie: Well, it's not your everyday situation.

Henry: No, it's not. The idea of Vienna having Brad's baby -- carrying it for you. It was a bit much for my brain to absorb.

Katie: Yeah, I know, you were kind of freaked.

Henry: I know, I'm sorry about that. Look, I need to tell you something. You, come here. You stole my heart, all those many years ago, and you've held onto it ever since. And there's almost nothing I wouldn't do for you.

Katie: Really?

Henry: Yeah.

Katie: Oh Henry, I am so glad you changed your mind.

Henry: Changed my --? Katie, what are you kidding? No, no, not in a million years!

Brad: Mmm, Vienna. These eggs, they look perfect.

Vienna: Oh, don't even say the word.

Brad: Eggs?

Vienna: Well, mine are perfect, too. But they're going to waste.

Brad: Don't beat yourself up, you know? I mean, you did a wonderful thing offering to help Katie and I have a baby. But Henry, he's got a right to weigh in on this, too.

Vienna: No, he's being impossible.

Brad: Well, that's too bad.

Vienna: I've tried every trick in the book. I've even tried tricks that aren't in any books. But he refuses to budge!

Brad: I understand. He's a guy. And from his point of view, no matter how many ways you slice it, you and I would still be having a baby. Together.

Vienna: Well, he shouldn't be looking at it that way, at all. Especially when he knows that you and I wouldn't be having sex together.

Brad: Of course not. That would be a deal-breaker.

Vienna: Well, and this is not about Brad, the man and Vienna, the woman. This is about science. When I look at you, all I see is a big handsome hunk of DNA.

Brad: Well, thank you. I'm sure your eggs are totally amazing, by the way.

Vienna: Okay, Brad, please, I'm begging you, do not say the e-word because I can't stand to look at it, smell it, even, oh, think about it!

Brad: That's my breakfast.

Vienna: I'm sorry.

Brad: What's the matter with you?

Vienna: I'm sorry. I think I'm having mental morning sickness!

[Vienna coughs]

Johnny: Hi, Lulu!

Lucy: Hey, Baby, what's up? Good to see you.

Craig: Well, I guess it's safe to say that Johnny enjoyed himself when you babysat him the other night.

Lucy: Oh, yeah, we had a great time. I really, really, appreciate you letting me spend time with him. Thank you.

Craig: Well, uh, as it turns out, I have a business meeting this morning. Uh, I was going to bring Johnny, but I know he'd be bored stiff. So, if you'd like to entertain him, if you're not busy for a while?

Lucy: I would love to!

Craig: Okay.

Lucy: You want that? Yeah.

Craig: All right then, I guess it's unanimous.

Lucy: Great. Hey, you better watch out or I'll start to think you really trust me.

Craig: Don't count your chickens. I need a sitter and you're my best option.

Lucy: Well, at least that's honest. I'm grateful for any time with Johnny. Thanks.

Emily: Good morning.

Paul: I really have to fire that maid.

Emily: You know, you could at least pretend to be nice to me. I am the one helping you make Meg jealous, remember?

Paul: We have a deal. It doesn't mean I have to suck up to you.

Emily: Oh, yes it does. Yes it does. So tell me. Is our little subterfuge working?

Paul: Subterfuge?

Emily: Any frantic phone calls from Meg?

Paul: No. She wouldn’t. Even if she was jealous, she's wouldn't make the first move.

Emily: Really?

Paul: Mm-mnh.

Emily: I thought you said she was -- I thought you said she was freaked out when she saw us canoodling at the Lakeview.

Paul: Canoodling.

Emily: Did we get a rise out of her, or not?

Paul: Oh, yeah. From here on in, it's just a matter of time.

Emily: Wow. You're like very positive right now. You taking your meds?

Paul: Meds? It's a fait accompli.

Emily: A fait accompli?

Paul: Mm-hmm.

Emily: Wow -- so, you guys are like destined to be together, is that it?

Paul: Yep, it's in the stars. We're a family, you know? When Eliza came along, it changed everything. And I think Meg, in her heart, knows that the three of us belong together forever.

Emily: Wow, that's really nice. Really.

Paul: Mm-hmm.

Emily: You know, if there's anything I can do to make that work, you just -- you say the word, okay?

Paul: Yeah right. You're just trying to get another canoodle out of me.

Emily: I got to admit, it's, um, it adds a little spice to my otherwise mundane life these days.

Meg: Paul, are you home?

Emily: Should we -- maybe she should catch us on the couch?

Paul: Oh, stop, it's like way too overkill. Make yourself scarce.

Emily: Okay. Where?

Paul: Here. Come on.

Emily: Why? Here?

Meg: Hey. Hey.

Paul: Hey.

Meg: You didn't hear me?

Paul: No, I mean, I -- yeah, I thought I heard you say my name, I just figured I was dreaming. You need some coffee?

Meg: Um, no, no, no. I can't stay long. I came over to apologize.

Paul: Really?

Meg: Yeah.

Paul: For what?

Meg: Uh, well, I gave you a hard time when I saw you out with Emily. And that was not fair. Look, if you want to have a relationship with anyone, even Emily Stewart, I'm not going to stop you.

Craig: You have a good time, big guy. Take good care of him.

Lucy: I always do.

Craig: This meeting shouldn't take more than a few hours. But I'll be in the dining room, if you need me.

Lucy: Oh, we'll be fine. Johnny and I know how to have a good time, right?

Craig: Make yourself comfortable in the suite. Order whatever room service you like. And I'll see you both later.

Lucy: Thanks.

Dusty: Hey.

Lucy: Dusty. Dusty, how long have you been here?

Dusty: Long enough to know you got more time with Johnny.

Lucy: Yeah, I can hardly believe it myself. Total surprise.

Dusty: You're doing well. Craig seems to trust you again.

Lucy: Yeah, I hope so. At least we got a few more hours with Johnny. Do you want to join us on our play date?

Johnny: Please say yes.

Dusty: Yes! I take orders from this guy.

Lucy: All right, but we have to be careful. We probably shouldn't take the elevator together.

Dusty: Okay. Why don't you guys go up now? And call me when the coast is clear.

Lucy: Okay.

Dusty: All right?

Lucy: All right. Come on, Johnny. Let's go.

Dusty: Hey.

Lucy: We'll see Dusty in just a minute.

Dusty: Thank you.

Lucy: Oh, you're welcome. You're going to have fun today!

Paul: I think maybe I'm the one who owes you an apology.

Meg: Why?

Paul: Well, um, Emily and I kind of forgot we were in public -- you have every right to be annoyed.

Meg: No, I shouldn't have been annoyed. I mean, we're divorced, Paul. You can do whatever you want. See whoever you want.

Paul: You think I want Emily?

Meg: Well, your body language made that very clear.

Paul: You were jealous?

Meg: No. No, look, I thought about it, and I realized I shouldn't be. Not anymore. I mean, we're both free agents right now.

Paul: Wait.

Meg: We should move on with our lives.

Paul: That -- no, we shouldn’t. It's a huge mistake?

Meg: No, it's not. It's not. I think it's the best thing for us, okay? So, you just take care of yourself.

Paul: Meg.

Meg: And good luck with Emily, okay?

Paul: Hey, where are you going? Meg, Meg, hey! What was that?

Emily: That was interesting.

Paul: What just happened?

Emily: I think it's simple. I think it's really simple. She just asked your permission to have sex with Dusty.

Henry: Uh, call me shallow, but I am having a hard time with the idea of Vienna and Brad making a baby together.

Katie: You keep making it sound like they're going to have sex together! And that couldn't be farther from the truth. What's going to happen is going to happen in a test tube.

Henry: Yeah, they're cells reproducing, their chromosomes co-mingling. I'm sorry, no, I can't help it. No.

Katie: Yes, you can help it. You have a choice here. You can give into your childish emotions or you can be a mature adult.

Henry: I have never tried to pass myself off as mature, and I'm not going to start right now. Look, all I can see is my Vienna, my sassy Swedish bombshell, with this baby growing inside of her voluptuous body.

Katie: Are you worried that Vienna won't be sexy anymore?

Henry: No. No, she couldn't stop being sexy if she tried.

Katie: So what's the problem? The real problem.

Henry: The real problem is that, if they make this new life together, there will be this lifelong connection between them. This unbreakable bond. This irrational intimacy. How can we live with that?

Katie: Vienna loves you so much, Henry. She could have any man she wants, and she only wants you.

Henry: Yes, after she cross-pollinates with Brad!

Katie: I don't think we should worry about this baby being a threat. I think it could bring us all closer together.

Henry: A little too close for comfort, I'm afraid.

Katie: Doesn't it count for anything that Vienna really wants to do this?

Henry: Well, Katie, what if she wants it too much, huh? What if she has the baby and wants to keep it? Have you thought about that?

Katie: No, no, don't worry about that. Vienna only wants to do this for the joy of bringing a child into the world. That's it. She gets all of that bliss at no cost to you. You don't have to change a diaper. You don't have to be a father, you get to be a Godfather. And then, you get to be Vienna's hero because you made her happy.

Henry: I know, that's what she keeps telling me.

Katie: But we won't do this if you're not happy.

Henry: Oh. Come on, you're killing me here, Bubbles. All right, all right, all right, all right. I'll think about it. Just give me some time, okay?

Katie: Thank you, thank you, thank you. Thank you so much.

Henry: Hey, take it easy. I haven't said yes yet.

Katie: I know, but you will. I'm know you will!

Vienna: I'm sorry about your breakfast, Brad.

Brad: Are you okay?

Vienna: Not really. I'm afraid I'm going to feel like this all morning.

Brad: Vienna, I'd hate to break it to you, but there is no such thing as mental morning sickness. Maybe it's a stomach flu or something.

Vienna: No, no, it's not.

Brad: Wait a minute. Could you be, you know -- could you be pregnant?

Vienna: No, no, that's impossible.

Brad: Are you still poking holes in Henry's love gloves?

Vienna: No. No, no. I've been taking a home pregnancy test every day, and it comes out negative. No, you know what? This is my mind begging me to get pregnant.

Brad: So, if it's all in your mind, then tell it to go away.

Vienna: Well, yeah, I've tried. And it doesn't work. And this feels like the real thing.

Brad: Want me to call Henry?

Vienna: No, no, I'm too mad at him for being so stubborn. Can you take me home, Brad? If I'm going to be sick like this all day, I'd rather put my head in my own toilet.

Emily: What's this?

Paul: The emergency contact number for my shrink at the psych ward. You need to call, you need help.

Emily: I need help? I tell you something about Dusty and Meg, you don't want to hear, and I need a shrink? You need to go back to the shrink.

Paul: Meg and Dusty are not hooking up.

Emily: I was right here. I heard what she said to you. She wants you to move on, okay? So she can go ahead and move on with Dusty.

Paul: How do you know? You're not Meg.

Emily: No, I'm not. But Meg is a woman, she is like every other woman. She's a mother, she would like a man in her life. She has a young child to raise.

Paul: My child.

Emily: Do you think Dusty cares about that? This is what he does. To make up for losing Jennifer, he's got to play super hero to single mothers.

Paul: Stop it. There is nothing serious going on between Meg and Dusty.

Emily: Oh, good grief, you have suspected these two of having a secret relationship ever since Dusty came back into town. And now that she is free to do that, you're in total denial. What the hell is the matter with you?

Meg: Well, it must be my lucky day!

Dusty: How's it going?

Meg: Not bad.

Dusty: What's up?

Meg: Uh, I thought we should talk.

Dusty: About what?

Meg: Well, um, for one, that kiss the other day.

Dusty: Yeah, yeah. We should get our signals straight.

Meg: I agree.

Dusty: And be honest with each other.

Meg: Totally.

Dusty: Want me to go first?

Meg: Sure.

Dusty: It was a mistake. And, I won't put you in that position again.

Meg: That's how you feel?

Dusty: Yeah. How about you?

Meg: Uh -- yeah -- I'm -- right there with you. I -- we agreed to be friends. And we made a deal, we should stick to it.

Dusty: Yeah. I don't want to lose you as a friend.

Meg: Well, I'm glad we cleared the air.

Dusty: Yeah, feels good, doesn't it?

Meg: Yeah, you know what? I'm not working today. And my mother's taking care of Eliza. I'm free, if you want to hang out. As friends, I mean.

[Phone ringing]

Dusty: I got to take this. Hey, Lucy.

Lucy: We're all set. Come on up.

Dusty: I'll be right there. Lucy's letting me spend some time with Johnny.

Meg: Oh. Well, that's good. Where's Craig?

Dusty: At a meeting. I'm taking advantage.

Meg: Oh, of course.

Dusty: I'll see you soon.

Meg: Yeah, I'll see you soon. Yeah, have fun with Lucy. Craig, wait. Don't go upstairs!

Dusty: Great to see you too. What have you and your sister been up to?

Lucy: Oh, we've been doing some serious drawing.

Dusty: Wow, little Picasso over here. Hey, John, you think you can draw a picture of me?

Lucy: Oh, this ought to be good. Take your time, Johnny. There's no hurry.

Dusty: That's right. That's right. I'm an extremely patient supermodel. Go ahead.

Lucy: Oh, God. Have you looked at yourself in the mirror lately?

Dusty: Oh yeah, love the mirror, almost as much as I love having my portrait done by Johnny van Gogh. Today, painting. Tomorrow sculpting. I want you to put me on Mount Rushmore!

[Lucy laughs]

Lucy: Yeah right!

Dusty: Nice try.

Lucy: Hey. Oh. Yeah!

Dusty: Please, artists are trying to work here.


Craig: I had a meeting just cancelled, so I'd like to spend that time Johnny. You wouldn't want to keep me from that, would you?

Meg: No, no, not at all. I -- just wanted to tell that I was happy for you -- for Johnny. That you have custody.

Craig: Since when?

Meg: Okay, maybe I wasn't happy at first, but it seems that things worked out for the better. After all, everybody says Johnny's very happy.

Craig: He is. No, thanks to you. Was I supposed to forget that you and Dusty tried to get married to keep the judge from ruling in my favor?

Meg: I am sorry we tried to keep Johnny away from you.

Craig: Yeah, try that one again. This time, with feeling.

Meg: Okay, you know what, you won. You have your son. We all accept that now. I just wanted to tell you that you have my support -- for Johnny's sake.

Craig: Where is this coming from, Meg? Did Dusty put you up to this?

Meg: Of course not.

Craig: Well, I don't buy it. You're up to something. What is it?

Craig: You're trying to get on my good side. You're hoping to convince me to let Dusty spend more time with Johnny.

Meg: And you know what, would it really be that bad? I can guarantee you it would be great for Johnny.

Craig: Well, I can guarantee you that's not going to happen.

Meg: The boy needs Dusty.

Craig: I'm his father. Dusty never was and never will be.

Meg: Craig is on his way up. Get out. Now.

Emily: You saw Meg, all dressed up at the Lakeview waiting for Dusty. It was a date.

Paul: He was a no-show, right? First of all, that's never going to win him any points with Meg. Why are you doing this? What, are you trying to make me crazy? What are you doing?

Emily: I don't need to make you crazy, no. You do that all on your own.

Paul: Wow, I thought you were my friend.

Emily: I am your friend. That's why I'm trying to get you to open up your eyes.

Paul: Well, that whole thing, that's kind of hurtful, you know? And it's like you're insulting me.

Emily: Fine. You know what? You're on your own. Oh, God.

Paul: Wait.

Emily: And you know what? Good luck. Good luck getting Meg back. You find someone else to make her jealous and we'll see how far you get. You ungrateful --

Paul: Stop! You're right. I need to figure out what's going on with Meg. And -- you're the only one who can help me.

Lucy: Hey, what are you doing back so soon?

Craig: My meeting was cancelled. Where are you two going?

Lucy: Oh, I was just going to take Johnny over to play on the swings.

Craig: I thought you'd being staying in the suite this whole time.

Lucy: Yes. Which is why I was going to tell the desk clerk where we were so that you wouldn't worry. What, it's not as if we were going to leave the hotel grounds. Or take the next flight out of O’Hare.

Craig: That's reassuring.

Lucy: Wanna come with us? Or do you want me to let you guys be alone?

Craig: No. No, let's all go. Johnny would like that. Oh, I see someone's been creating some works of art. Who's this?

Johnny: Daddy!

Craig: Looks just like me. Let's go.

Vienna: Thank you for being so sweet to me.

Brad: Yeah, it's my pleasure.

Vienna: For me being so much trouble.

Brad: I mean, it's not my pleasure that you're feeling sick. I mean, it's just that -- why don't you lie down under the covers, you know, get some rest.

Vienna: I will, but I need one more favor, Brad.

Brad: Yeah, sure, just say the word.

Vienna: Can you get me the peppermint oil on the table. It's the best cure for nausea.

Brad: Peppermint oil. All right. Here you go. Feel better.

Vienna: I can't do this myself, silly. Can you rub it on my pressure points?

Brad: Your pressure points?

Vienna: Yes.

Brad: Where are they exactly?

Vienna: Just start on the back of my neck and then -- rub it in slowly. And then work your way down the spine.

Brad: That smells good.

Vienna: Yes, not as good as it feels, though. Ahhh.

[Door opens]
Vienna: Ohhh. Oh, yeah.

Henry: I knew it! This is exactly what I was trying to tell Katie. It's not just the chromosomes that are comingling, it's everything else!

[Elevator dings]

[Elevator dings]

Emily: Oh.

Paul: Come on.

Emily: Why?

Paul: Why?

Emily: Why I ask you, should I help you?

Paul: You're the one who said that I should find out the truth. That if Meg and Dusty are spending a lot of time together --

Emily: Sleeping together, Paul.

Paul: Whatever. I should find out.

Emily: How are you going to do that? You going to plant a bug in the room? Or better yet, a camera. And get all the juicy details on high def?

Paul: No. That's stupid. That's something you would do.

Emily: Oh, so what, the caveman approach is better. You busting down a door and punching somebody in the face?

Paul: At least that would work.

Emily: Okay, one word of advice -- resist.

Paul: Why?

Emily: Do you want to end up in jail? Or better yet, a padded cell? Listen to me, go back to plan A. Just make Meg jealous.

Paul: You know what? If Meg is with Dusty -- it's already too late.

Meg: Well, you made it back in one piece, I see.

Dusty: Thanks for the heads-up.

Meg: You know, don't expect me to do that again. Next time, you and Lucy are on your own.

Dusty: I didn't ask you to stand guard in the lobby.

Meg: I ran into Craig by accident. If I hadn't, this game you're playing with Lucy would be over.

Dusty: It's not a game. I need to see my son.

Meg: I'm not denying that. But Craig has custody now. And he's suspicious and paranoid and very smart, if you haven't noticed.

Dusty: I'm not concerned with Craig.

Meg: Well, you should be. He's a dangerous man. And as soon as he finds out what you and Lucy are up to, he's going to keep Johnny away from you. And you'll never see him again. Is that what you want?

Dusty: That's not going to happen.

Meg: How do you know that?

Dusty: Why are you getting all worked up about this, hmm? What's going on?

Meg: I'm concerned, that's all. I think Lucy has you acting a little reckless.

Dusty: Oh, I get it. You're jealous.

Meg: I am not jealous!

Dusty: Then why don't you want me to hang out with Lucy?

Meg: That's not what it's about!

Dusty: I stood you up the other night -- and again today. It makes you angry.

Meg: I'm not angry. I'm –

[Dusty kisses Meg]

Emily: So, the bartender saw Meg go in the elevator about 10 minutes ago.

Paul: So she's with Dusty.

Emily: Would you calm down? Just because she got in an elevator, doesn't mean she's with Dusty. Maybe she went to see your mother.

Paul: Oh, right. 'Cause the two of them are making a scrapbook.

Emily: Maybe she went to ask Barbara to babysit.

Paul: I don't get you. You tell me point blank that you think that Meg is asking my permission to have sex with Dusty. And then when you see that I have a problem with it, you start screaming at me.

Emily: Would you just listen to me? You go up there, you're only going to make things worse.

Paul: So you do think they're hooking up.

Emily: I don't know. Maybe. It's possible.

Paul: Not anymore.

[Paul stands outside Dusty’s door and listens]

[Dusty and Meg kissing]

[Heavy breathing]

Emily: Don't do this!

Craig: Hey, Buddy, I bet Charles has some of those lollipops you like so much. Why don't you ask him? Ask him nice.

Lucy: He deserves a prize after naming all those birds in the park.

Craig: You taught him that, didn't you?

Lucy: Mmm-hmm. Just the same way you taught me. I think I was around Johnny's age, wasn't I?

Craig: That was a long time ago.

Lucy: I never forgot.

Craig: Neither did I.

Lucy: We're doing better, aren't we?

Craig: It appears so.

Lucy: You want to go for broke and get some hot chocolate?

Craig: Oh, that was your favorite thing when you were six.

Lucy: It still is.

Craig: Then what are we waiting for?

Lucy: All right.

Emily: Would you stop? You barge in there and start throwing punches, you're only going to force Meg to spring to Dusty's defense.

Paul: Might make me feel better.

Emily: Will you stop it. Think of all the gains you've made. Like getting Meg to let you see Eliza. All of that would be over. What if you never get to see your daughter ever again?

Paul: You're right, that can't happen.

Emily: No, it can’t. So come with me, okay? We'll figure out what we're going to do next, let's go. Go!

[Heavy breathing]

Meg: What are we doing?

Brad: Henry, Henry. This is not what it looks like.

Henry: It looks like soft-core porn! No, I'm lucky I got here before it turned into XXX!

Brad: Hold on. Will you let me explain? Vienna wasn't feeling well, I brought her back here. I was just trying to make her feel better. That's -- that's all.

Henry: You were trying to feel her up, Brad!

Vienna: No!

Brad: No!

Vienna: No, it wasn't like that.

Henry: No, no, you want him to impregnate you, right? So you decided you would just forget about the whole artificial part of the artificial insemination, and then you would go for the gusto the old-fashioned way!

Vienna: Stop! I have a headache!

Henry: Why couldn't you tell him that?

Brad: There is nothing shady going on. Are you okay?

Henry: No, no, no, no, no, no, no. You stay away from her, okay? Go impregnate some other woman, all right?

Brad: I wasn't impregnating anyone, Henry!

Vienna: Henry, stop! He's right! Stop acting crazy!

Henry: The only thing crazy is that I ever considered the cockamamie idea of letting you get pregnant by Brad! You know what -- I must be nuts? You know what Brad, go, get out!

Brad: No, wait a second, I'm not going anywhere until you start making some sense. What are you talking about?

Henry: All right, does this make sense to you! Oh!

Vienna: Oh, my God, oh, Henry.

[Henry screams]

Vienna: Ohh! Are you okay?

Henry: No! I think I broke my poker hand!

Vienna: Oh, God, come here.

[Phone ringing]

Brad: Hi, Katie.

Katie: Brad, when can you come home? I have some wonderful news!

Brad: That's great, but I can't talk right now, I'm going to have to call you back. Are you okay? Is there anything I can do?

Vienna: No, no, nothing. You should go. I'll deal with Henry.

Henry: Yes, Brad, you should go! You should get out, and you should stay out. And to think -- this morning, I almost let Katie convinced me to let you two have a baby. You know what, you can tell bubbles to forget it!

Brad: Come on, Henry.

Vienna: Brad brought me home, I threw up, and then you barged in acting like you were crazy.

Henry: Whoa, whoa, whoa. No, no, no. How did I become the bad guy here? You're the one who wants to have another man's baby, and I'm suddenly snidely whiplash? No.

Vienna: You asked me to give up something I wanted very badly. You made me choose between being with you and having a baby of my own. And I -- I agreed. I chose you because I love you. I love you even more than the thought of you and I having a baby together.

Henry: You made a great sacrifice, I appreciate that --

Vienna: Yes, yes. And I made a sacrifice of something I've dreamt of since I was a little girl. And what do you do? You imagine that I am cheating on you with one of your friends! Our closest friends -- Brad out of all people. What make you think I would do that?

Henry: I'm sorry.

Vienna: No.

Henry: No, I overreacted a little.

Vienna: A little?

Henry: I'm sorry, Liebchen, I'm sorry.

Vienna: Don't you think that I know that you still care for Katie? That you still care for her very, very deeply. And that a part of you will always love your ex-wife. But I don't get jealous. I understand. And I trust you. Why can't you do the same for me?

Katie: I'm so glad you didn't let me give you the news over the phone. It's going to be so much better in person.

Brad: What's going to be better?

Katie: Henry was here earlier.

Brad: Mm-hmm.

Katie: And I think I convinced him to let Vienna get pregnant. Can you believe it? We're going to have our baby, after all!

Brad: No, we're not.

Katie: What do you mean? What happened?

Brad: You're right. You're right, you did convince Henry. He was almost going to say yes. And then, I went and really messed things up. I -- I really -- I blew it.

Katie: How, Brad? What did you do this time?

Henry: I love you so much, I do. And I don't want anything to interfere with our -- unconventional, sexy, and completely fulfilling love affair.

Vienna: Well, nothing, nothing, nothing will come between us. And once you'll come around to this idea, you'll be fine.

Henry: Why is this so important to you?

Vienna: Because if you and I can't have a baby, I want to give Brad and Katie a baby.

Henry: You're a good friend, Vienna, you really are. But even friendship has its limits.

Vienna: No, no, but Brad and Katie are more than friends. They're family. And they would do -- they would do anything for us?

Henry: They're good people.

Vienna: Yes, they are. And this -- this would be the greatest gift we could give them. Can't we do this, Henry?

Meg: I'm sorry. I guess I shouldn't have started something we weren't ready to finish.

Dusty: Nothing to be sorry about.

Meg: I guess, um, the time wasn't right.

Dusty: If the time's right, we'll both know.

Meg: Thank you for understanding.

Paul: What's going on here? What, Dusty's ex-girlfriend shows up. All of a sudden, Lucy and Johnny and Craig are one big happy family?

Craig: All right champ, time to go. Say goodbye to your sister.

Johnny: Bye, Lulu, see you soon.

Lucy: All right, I can't wait. See you later. Thank you for the hot chocolate, Daddy.

Craig: Just like old times. Come on.

Emily: What are you up to?

Paul: You know what, why don't you get out of here. I'm going to hang out and find out what's going on. Don't worry, I'm not going to kick down any doors.

Emily: You know what, somehow I don't believe you. But I can not spend the entire day babysitting you so -- good luck.

 [Elevator door dings]

[Meg giggling]

Dusty: Oh, hey.

Meg: Huh?

[Meg laughs]

Meg: I'll see you later.

Lucy: You and Meg look happy. What's up?

Dusty: Thank you for letting me see my son today.

Lucy: Oh, yeah, well, I'm sorry it didn't last very long.

Dusty: When do you think we can do it publicly?

Lucy: Well, I hope it can be soon. My father is definitely warming up, but he's still cautious.

Dusty: Let me know when I can see Johnny again, okay?

Lucy: I will.

Dusty: I'll see you.

Paul: Hey, Lucy. Welcome back to town. Why aren't you in the slammer?

Lucy: Um, well, Dusty cleared me. So, I'm actually trying to return the favor by making peace between him and my father.

Paul: Oh, good luck with that.

Lucy: You sound skeptical. You don't think I'm up to it?

Paul: Why are you really back in Oakdale? And don't tell me so you can play house with dear old dad.

Craig: You are a talented artist, Johnny. Maybe we should look into getting you private lessons. Well, did you have a good time with your big sister and your daddy?

Johnny: Yeah, it was awesome!

Craig: Well, maybe we'll do it again sometime soon. If your sister's a good girl.

Brad: I'm really, really sorry. I was just trying to help Vienna and I ended up ruining everything.

Katie: It's okay. It's okay. Don't blame yourself, Brad. Henry was already freaking out about this. It's fine. I'm fine with it. Really. Actually, I'm really excited. Look at this website. I've been looking at these, and it's so cool, you can pick out your baby's hair and eye color, sex, ethnic background. You can even go for a higher I.Q. or athletic ability.

Brad: It's kind of like buying a car fully loaded.

Katie: Yeah, it's going to be amazing. It's going to be great.

[Doorbell rings]

Katie: I'll get it. Hey, guys, come on in.

Vienna: Hey.

Brad: Hey.

Vienna: Henry has something to say to you.

Henry: Yes. I would like to apologize to Brad for the scene I caused.

Brad: No problem.

Henry: No, I was way out of line. And I know of course --

Brad: Henry --

Henry: You and Vienna would -- I know you --

Brad: Henry -- forget it.

Vienna: Well, Henry has something else to say.

Henry: Do I?

Vienna: Yes.

Henry: Yes. Yes, I do. Um, look, Brad, Katie, you two are like family to us --

Vienna: Not like, you are family.

Henry: Do you want to do this?

Vienna: No, you're doing fine.

Henry: Yeah, okay.

Vienna: Go on.

Henry: All right. And I trust both of you. And, of course, I trust Vienna. And -- I think I think we should try to make this baby thing work --

Katie: Are you sure, Henry?

Henry: -- For all of us.

Brad: I mean, you're won't go wacko on us again?

Henry: No, I'm not going to go wacko again. And I will try to be supportive. And, yes, I mean it.

Katie: Oh, Henry! Thank you, thank you, thank you so much!

Henry: You know how much I love you, Bubbles, and how much I love Vienna. And I just -- I want you guys to be happy. And if having this baby makes you happy, then I'm happy too.

Katie: Oh, my God, this is amazing! Thank you! Thank you so much!

Brad: Really, I mean. That's amazing, Henry, man. Thanks, Buddy.

Henry: Hands off the hand!

Brad: Oh. Sorry.

Vienna: Okay, so now that we have that settled, there's no time to lose. I know how much Katie wants this baby. So, Brad, let's get me pregnant!

Lucy: For years, I was like a mother to Johnny. So when I had to leave, it was unbearable. I couldn't stay away. I need him too much.

Paul: Yeah, I know how that feels.

Lucy: So, I had to come back, to make sure that Johnny was happy and healthy. And to make sure that my father and Dusty don't kill each other.

Paul: Well, that part might be easier said than done.

Lucy: Well, somehow I have to find a way to make the peace -- for Johnny's sake.

Paul: Looks good on paper. But you know and I know that you hate your dad as much as everybody else in this town.

Lucy: Don't be so sure. Things can change.

Next week on -- "As the World Turns".

Brad: All right, we are going to make a baby today.

Noah: Oh my God.

Lily: What is he doing here?

Jade: Look, I got him to sleep with me once. I can do it again.

Emily: I don't need to hear the details, just make sure that Alison finds out about it, okay?

Tom: Petitions for emancipated minors are usually granted to kids who plan to get married. And he can't get married in Illinois without parental approval.

Parker: We're getting married.

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