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As The World Turns Transcript Thursday 10/15/09

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[Knock on door]

Dusty: Hey, you're early. Hey, Jessica.

Jessica: Are you out of your mind?

Dusty: Is that a trick question?

Jessica: Are you planning to take my daughter off on some romantic Caribbean vacation or not?

Dusty: Is there a problem with that?

Jessica: You're toying with my baby's affections. And I want to know what your intentions are now!

[Vienna sighs]

Vienna: What are you doing out of bed? Oh. You're fully dressed. Get those clothes off immediately.

Henry: I'd love to, Honey, but I don't think -- you haven't recovered yet. Come on.

Vienna: Oh, come on. I didn't get killed in the fire. I'm fine! I'm alive! And I want you.

Henry: Um, I don't know. Sweetie --

Vienna: Aw.

Henry: Um, listen --

[Vienna coughs]

Henry: Hey, you okay? Take a deep breath, take a deep breath.

Vienna: I'm fine.

Henry: You don't sound fine.

Vienna: No, no, no.

[Vienna coughs]

Vienna: I'm sorry. The doctor said I would have these coughing spells from time to time in the next few days because of the smoke.

Henry: Want cough drops or, like, hot tea, or an oxygen tank or something like that?

Vienna: Oh, no, no, no. You know what? I think I'll get some water. And you stay here. Don't move. Because we're gonna make love when I get back.

Henry: Hmm.

Vienna: Okay?

Henry: Can hardly wait.

[Vienna coughs]

[Cell phone rings]

Barbara: Henry.

Paul: These papers stipulate that she can't choose another set of parents. I mean, we're first in line, right?

Lawyer: Mm, essentially.

Paul: All I got to do is get Liberty to sign them?

Lawyer: Is there a problem?

Paul: Well, I mean, things got a little tense when Liberty moved out, but she offered us her child. I don't think she's withdrawn the offer. We're gonna do whatever we can to make sure that things stay exactly the way they were.

Lawyer: Financial encouragement is usually effective.

Ralph: Well, good morning, Paul. What do you got, legal papers here? What, somebody gonna sue you?

Paul: What do you want, Ralph?

Ralph: Can we have a little private conversation?

Paul: Thanks.

Ralph: I hope you had a chance to think about that little talk that we had.

Paul: Your threats, you mean?

Ralph: I didn't threaten you. I'm simply advising you. Don't start anything that you can't finish.

Lawyer: What was that?

Paul: That was a warning. If we don't move fast, Emily and I could lose this baby.

Jessica: I don't understand you. What were you thinking?

Dusty: Vacation. I'm thinking vacation. Is that okay?

Jessica: My daughter is not a frivolous person.

Dusty: I never said she was frivolous.

Jessica: And she has been through a lot.

Dusty: Well, so have I.

Jessica: Exactly. Jennifer's death really put you through it. You're not ready to move on with someone else.

Dusty: Don't talk to me about my wife. That's not your business.

Jessica: It is if you're stringing my daughter along, if you're filling her head with promises you can't keep.

Dusty: Promises? There are no promises. It's not like that.

Jessica: It is for Bonnie. She's in love with you.

[Knock on door]

Dusty: Hey.

Bonnie: What do you think?

Dusty: Beautiful.

Bonnie: I wanted to be beach-ready as -- Mom?

Jessica: Hi, Honey.

Bonnie: Um, when did you fly in?

Jessica: About an hour ago.

Bonnie: And this was your first stop?

Jessica: Yeah, I just needed to go over a couple of things with Dusty.

Bonnie: Like? Wait. I want to hear the spin-free version. Tell me everything my mother has told you.

Teri: Jan, are you okay?

Janet: Hi!

Teri: I heard there was a fire!

Janet: There was. It was in the kitchen. I wasn't here when it happened.

Teri: Oh, did anybody get hurt?

Janet: Well, Vienna got some smoke inhalation, but she's gonna be fine.

Teri: Oh, thank God. So, how long is this place gonna be shut down for repairs?

Janet: Amazingly enough, we are officially reopened right now.

Teri: What, so soon?

Janet: Yeah, I know. Oh, for goodness sakes. I couldn't go another couple days without a paycheck. I mean, I just don't know how it all came together so quickly.

Teri: Hmm. I know how. Uncle Ralph.

Henry: Barbara, it is Henry with yet another message. I just wanted to tell you that I regret the things I said about you and me. Uh, you are -- you are very, very sexy. You're irresistible. And, um, well, I just -- I want -- I need to see you again. Um, please call me back, okay? Bye. You sure you're all right, Sweetheart?

Vienna: Yes, I feel fantastic, except for this silly cough.

Henry: Well, that is why you you need some rest.

Vienna: No, that's why I need you. Okay? It's nothing like a ride in an ambulance to remind you how precious life is.

Henry: Yeah, tell me about it. When I heard you were in the hospital, Vienna -- if I ever lose you --

Vienna: Oh.

Henry: Sweetie --

[Knock on door]

Audrey: Open up!

Vienna: Do you think if we ignore her, she'll go away?

Henry: I--

Audrey: I am not going away!

Henry: Okay, why don't you go to the bathroom, and I will try to get rid of her.

Audrey: I just saw Ralph, and he has blood in his eye. So do not try to get rid of me.

Henry: Get in here, Mother. You're my only hope.

Audrey: Son, I practically wrapped Barbara Ryan up in a little package with a bow on it and handed her to you!

Henry: Keep your voice down. Vienna is in the bathroom.

Audrey: Okay. Okay, fine. It's very simple. You make the lady happy, she releases the inheritance. So just make the lady happy.

Henry: I canít.

Audrey: Fine. You're on your own.

Henry: Would you listen? Listen. Barbara slammed the door in my face! She's not returning my calls!

Audrey: That is not my problem!

Henry: What are you talking about? I am trying to -- I am trying to save our lives here. The least you can do --

Audrey: That is your life. Ralph is trying to kill you. Not me!

Henry: Yeah, well, first, he started off trying to burn down the diner and almost killed Vienna. He may go after body parts next. You know?

Audrey: Uh-huh. That'd be your body parts, not mine.

Henry: Or, my beloved mother, yours. Maybe he'll start with a finger. Or maybe he'll cut off all your hair. Hmm.

Audrey: Oh, no. No, no, no. No, no, not my hair. I like my hair.

Henry: Well -- well, there's no telling to what depths this man may go.

Audrey: All right, all right. So, if I decide to help you, what do you want me to do?

Henry: I want you to distract Vienna so I can get my hands on the money.

Audrey: Fine. But if he hurts one little hair on my head --

Henry: Do --

Audrey: Okay, okay. Vienna! Vienna, hey, um, could you come out here? Hi.

Vienna: Audrey. How are you?

Audrey: Um, I'm good, but that's not what is important. What's important is, how are you? I am worried sick about you! Look at you. I mean, you're -- pale. Sexy, but pale.

Vienna: Audrey, I'm fine. I'm fine.

Audrey: Really? Well, I thought I heard you coughing. And you know, that hacking, it could lead to double pneumonia. So I really think maybe you should get dressed, and I'm gonna personally take you to the hospital.

Henry: Uh --

Vienna: Yeah, no, that's not necessary. I'm spending the day in bed. With my Henry.

Paul: Hi.

Barbara: Hi! Honey. Were you coming up to see me?

Paul: No, no, I was at a business meeting.

Barbara: Oh.

Paul: How are you?

Barbara: Oh, I am not going to enjoy this day. In fact, if you're not busy, would you mind coming with me? I could really use the moral support.

Paul: Look, if this is about the Stenbeck inheritance, no, I'm coming. You deal with it yourself. Settle it with Henry. I don't want to anything to do with it.

Barbara: Paul, I adore you, I have your best interests at heart, but you know what?

Paul: I don't have time for your lecture now, either.

Barbara: Did it ever occur to you that I might have other interests, other than you, my darling? Have a good day.

Paul: I'm sorry, I'm sorry. I shouldn't have jumped down your throat like that. I apologize.

Barbara: What's going on with you?

Paul: Emily and I are trying to adopt this baby, and we've hit kind of a bump in the road.

Barbara: All the more reason that you need this inheritance, Paul.

Paul: It's nothing that I can't handle, Mother. And what about you? You said that you weren't going to enjoy this day. What's going on?

Barbara: Um, nothing for you to worry about. You just handle your business and, um, you get me another grandbaby, okay?

Paul: Will do.

Barbara: Mm-hmm.

Dusty: Your mom seems to think that you -- that maybe we shouldn't --

Bonnie: Here's the thing you need to know about my mother, Dusty. She still thinks that I am 3 years old.

Jessica: Hello? I'm in the room.

Bonnie: Well, you shouldn't be. Mom, what possessed you to get on a plane so you could have some sort of face-off with my --

Jessica: Which brings us to an interesting point. What is Dusty to you?

Dusty: Maybe you guys should discuss this without me, please.

Bonnie: Right. Come on, Mother. We can have this argument on neutral ground.

Jessica: I'm not arguing. There's no reason to argue.

Bonnie: Since when do we need a reason? Out. I am so sorry about this.

Dusty: That's okay. Where are you guys gonna have this argument?

Bonnie: I don't know. I've have to drop off some tax papers at Metro. I don't know. Do you want to meet me there?

Dusty: Well, I'm gonna grab some breakfast. Will that give you enough time?

Bonnie: Yeah, more than enough.

[Jessica clears throat]

Bonnie: I will meet you at the elevator, Mom.

Dusty: Nice dress, by the way.

Bonnie: Wait till you see what underneath.

Henry: Maybe, for once, Mom is right. Maybe you should go get this x-ray.

Vienna: No, I really don't want to go! I want to stay here with you, Henry! I just want to stay here!

Henry: I know, I know. But if something happened to you, I could never forgive myself.

Vienna: Okay, fine. You can take me to the hospital at least we'll be together.

Henry: Oh, I'd -- I'd love to, Pumpkin, but I agreed to meet with another charity to make some more donations, and I might even do some volunteer work.

Vienna: Oh, you did?

Henry: Yeah.

Vienna: Oh, that's so generous of you!

Henry: Well, altruism is my middle name. So, uh, so, you'll agree to go get an x-ray with my mom?

Vienna: Yes. Anything for you, my unselfish love.

Ralph: Hey, girls, how you doing?

Janet: Hey! Better than great!

Ralph: Everything turned out okay?

Janet: Did you really arrange all this?

Ralph: Well, I didn't want you to miss a couple of paychecks just because of a little smoke.

Teri: I told you.

Construction worker: All done, Mr. Manzo.

Ralph: Good deal. Good job. Thanks, Buddy.

Construction worker: Thank you, Sir.

Ralph: All right.

Janet: Did you just pay him in cash?

Ralph: Yeah, it's easier that way. Cuts right through the red tape.

Teri: Yeah, he likes things done fast.

Ralph: Why wait? It's like the situation with Liberty. You decide what's right, you don't drag your feet and you take care of it.

Janet: Oh, Dusty! I'm so sorry! I didn't see you come in! Let me get you some coffee.

Ralph: Um, I'll see you, Janet.

Teri: Yeah.

Janet: Okay, thank you so much, Uncle Ralph!

Ralph: Okay.

Janet: Oh! Sorry. Do you know what you want?

Dusty: So, you had a fire here, huh?

Janet: Yes. But thanks to Uncle Ralph, it's all fixed.

Dusty: Well, that's great. I have a suggestion for you. Ask him who lit the match.

Janet: Why would Ralph know anything about the fire?

Dusty: Because he's shady, and you can't trust him.

Teri: What exactly is your problem?

Dusty: Oh, hey, there. I just came by for breakfast before I take off to paradise with a beautiful woman.

Teri: I hope you're a better judge of women than you are of the population at large.

Dusty: I'm usually dead on. I knew what you were about the minute I saw you.

Janet: You guys know each other?

Teri: Like I even care what you think about me. But you're wrong about my Uncle Ralph. Tell him, Janet. Tell him what he did for you.

Dusty: He's Janet's uncle, too?

Teri: Yeah, that's generally how it works that with sisters, you know. We have the same relatives.

Dusty: I had no idea. You have my sympathies.

Janet: Why?

Dusty: 'Cause you can't choose family. Your sister here might be okay. The jury's still out. But Ralph? He's a snake.

Bonnie: Where'd I make my mistake?

Jessica: Getting involved with Dusty Donovan.

Bonnie: No, I meant my mistake that had you perched at his doorstep. Obviously, during our last phone call, I said something that made you think that I needed some sort of rescuing, which I donít. So, what did I say?

Jessica: It's what you didn't say. You didn't answer the question, so I thought I'd ask him.

Bonnie: Oh, no. Now, tell me you didn't, Mom. You wouldnít. Mom, how could you ask Dusty if he is in love with me?

Jessica: I didnít. But I was going to.

Bonnie: You are out of control!

Jessica: If you didn't want me showing up on Dusty's doorstep, you shouldn't have evaded the question.

Bonnie: Well, I didn't have any answers for you, okay?

Jessica: Well, maybe you should before you get in any deeper.

Bonnie: Mom, it is just a vacation!

Jessica: For him! But we both know it's more than that for you. Isn't it?

Bonnie: I don't know. Maybe.

Jessica: Now, Sweetheart, you have been through a difficult marriage. You still have a troubled relationship with your own daughter.

Bonnie: And I have an infuriating relationship with an overbearing mother.

Jessica: Sweetheart, you need somebody stable in your life, and it ain't Dusty Donovan.

Bonnie: Mom, it's not like he's some sort of serial killer!

Jessica: No, he's a serial womanizer.

Bonnie: Well, that could change!

Jessica: Oh, please!

Bonnie: Mom. I'm having fun. And I just need to have a little fun. Plus, he is intelligent, he's tough, he's sexy.

Jessica: He's unavailable.

Bonnie: No. He's not married, and neither am I. So why are you so worried?

Jessica: He has not gotten over the loss of his wife.

Bonnie: Jennifer? Is that what this is about?

Jessica: It is obvious he is still grieving for her. And, Honey, you don't want to compete with that.

Bonnie: Mom, I'm not competing with anyone. All I know is how Dusty treats me. How he is with me, Mom. And there is something there.

Jessica: Something more than just wanting a beach playmate?

Bonnie: I intend to stick around and find out.

Jessica: For how long? Months? Years? Sweetie, you need answers. You need them now.

Bonnie: Well, how am I supposed to do that?

Jessica: Oh, it's simple. Just ask the man, "Where is this relationship going?" And if he knocks you down trying to get out the door, at least you know where you stand.

Henry: Brother Paul! Hey, how's it going? Where's the wife?

Paul: She's out.

Henry: Ah.

Paul: What are you doing here, Henry?

Henry: Well, I got tickets to the Bears game, and I thought that you and I, we could go together and, uh, tailgate.

Paul: You do a lot of tailgating, Henry?

Henry: Have you?

Paul: Yeah, a little bit.

Henry: Well, then that's great! You can show me how it's done! Come on, this will be great! We can bond, we can make up for lost time.

Paul: Is my mother making it hard for you to keep Stenbeckís money? Is that what's happened? Is that why you're kissing up to me?

Henry: Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, we can talk about that at the game. Come on.

Paul: No. I told my mother I don't want to talk about it with her, just, like, a few minutes ago, and the same goes for you.

Henry: All right. Paul, listen, I'm in a real bind here, okay? I need that money. I need all of that money. I need it now.

Audrey: Hello, Barbara. How are you?

Barbara: Hello, Audrey.

Audrey: What are you doing here? Are you sick or something?

Barbara: No, not at all.

Nurse: Mrs. Ryan, would you like to reschedule? It's going to be quite a while longer.

Barbara: Why? What happened?

Nurse: Oh, your oncologist has been delayed. He's dealing with an emergency.

Barbara: Uh, any idea how long he'll be?

Nurse: It may be another hour or so.

Barbara: Okay, uh, I'll wait. Thanks.

Audrey: Um, oncologist? That sounds sort of serious.

Barbara: It's really nothing. It's just a -- a checkup. I had a little bout with cancer a while back. Surgery, radiation, the works. And I'm just waiting for the test results of my latest scans. I'm sure that there is no problem. Cancer-free.

Audrey: I see. So, you won't know until you talk to this oncologist?

Barbara: No, not until he gets back and I hear the results.

Audrey: Okay. Well, to me, it just seems like an awful big thing to be waiting for all alone.

Paul: I have something else that I really need to concentrate on right now.

Henry: I know, Paul. This won't take long at all. I just -- I just need you to convince your mother to back off and remove the injunction so I can get all the inheritance. That's it.

Paul: Yeah, that's it. You know, Henry, getting my mother to change her mind about anything requires more energy than I can spare right now. But, because you're my brother, I, uh -- I can do this.

Henry: $10,000. Wow.

Paul: Hope it helps.

Henry: Yeah.

Paul: Go, Bears!

Audrey: So, you've been walking around, thinking about this appointment all this time?

Barbara: I try not to. But, you know, it's always in the back of my head.

Audrey: No wonder. 'Cause you don't know if it's gone or not. That's got to be really stressful.

Barbara: It is. And in fact, it's caused me to do something rather reckless, thinking I was going to have bad news today.

Audrey: Hey, sometimes people need a little reckless in their lives.

Barbara: Mm-hmm, but this reckless happens to be in the form of an indiscretion with a younger man. Well, not that much younger, but --

Audrey: Hey, I don't think that's a sin. I think it's a blessing. Kind of delicious-like.

Barbara: Hmm. It's not that simple, though, because I don't think I can trust him.

Audrey: Oh, come on. What man can you really trust? The point is, did he make you feel good?

Barbara: Fabulous. And then we argued.

Audrey: Oh. Okay, so, now?

Barbara: Now he's been sending me messages -- provocative messages.

Audrey: Really? Okay, well, I think you need to take him up on that, I mean, especially a day like this. In fact, you know, I wish I could take you out to celebrate about all this. But, well, I have to stay here all day with Vienna, at the hospital. Of course, you wouldn't want to do that. You'd probably have a lot more fun with your young stud, anyway.

Barbara: So, you and Vienna are here all day?

Audrey: All day!

Barbara: I think I'm gonna go.

Audrey: Well, what about your appointment?

Barbara: I can reschedule. I think the doctor is gonna be a while, anyway.

Audrey: Oh, okay. Well, then, hey, you know what? Have fun.

Barbara: I intend to. Thanks, Audrey!

Audrey: Yeah. Oh.

Vienna: Okay, finally I'm done.

Audrey: Oh, no! Home?! Already? No, no, no, no! Not on your little life! Okay, so, you had the chest x-ray, but did you have the dimethylene chest series?

Vienna: Uh, what's that?

Audrey: It's, um, this sort of four-dimensional kind of holistic body-imaging thingimajiggy where they take images of every little part of you, and then they kind of break it down and look at any little teeny tiny thing that could be in there, you know. And then they zap it!

Vienna: No, I don't think I need that, Audrey.

Audrey: Wait a minute. Okay, let's just work with me here. Think about your lungs. Concentrate. Breathe in. Breathe out. In. Out. Okay, what do you think? Could there be a little something hiding in there?

Vienna: Now that you mention it, I feel like -- yeah.

Audrey: Okay, okay. Then you need that special test.

Vienna: No. You know, I don't know, Audrey.

Audrey: Come on! We're already here. At least it would pay just to ask the doctor about it.

Vienna: What's the name of the test, again?

Audrey: Um, it's, uh, the dimeth -- you know what, it doesn't matter, because when you describe it, he'll know exactly what I'm talking about and he'll want to do it. So I think you should ask him.

Vienna: Okay, I'll be right back.

Audrey: Good, good. Okay, you know, nothing's more important than your health!

[Cell phone ringing]

Henry: Oh, my goodness. Not now, Mother.

Audrey: Listen to me. You have got to get yourself back to the hotel. Barbara is on her way over there. I just talked to her. I got her primed, and now you got to get her motor running.

Henry: No, I donít.

Audrey: Don't you want to get that injunction removed?

Henry: Listen, I have got another plan to get Ralph off my back, and it doesn't involve cheating on Vienna.

Audrey: What? Where in the world would you get that kind of money? Gambling?! I bet gambling -- Henry, that is a terrible idea. It doesn't work.

Henry: Just listen to me. I've got a nice little stake and a nice little winning streak going. I don't need Barbara.

Audrey: Please bite your tongue. I am handing you a sure thing! Just go to bed with Barbara!

Player: Hey, Coleman, you in or out?

Audrey: Don't you dare hang up on me, Henry!

Henry: I'm in.

Bonnie: Back off, Mom. I am not doing it. I'm not gonna make Dusty define how he feels for me.

Jessica: Because you're afraid of hearing the truth?

Bonnie: No, because I like the man. He listens to me, Mom. He argues with me. He keeps me on my toes. I love the way he makes me feel so safe.

Jessica: And what does he love about you?

Bonnie: I've never asked him.

Jessica: Well, it's time you got some clarification. And if you're not gonna ask him, then I will.

Bonnie: No, you won't, Mother. I mean that.

Dusty: Jessica can say whatever she wants to me. What do you want to know?

Jessica: What are your future plans with Bonnie?

Dusty: Beyond this trip, I have no plans. Bonnie and I are consenting adults. We treat each other with respect. We're having a good time. Isn't that enough?

Jessica: Is it?

Paul: I thought we discussed everything that we needed to discuss earlier?

Ralph: Circumstances have changed since I was here last.

Paul: Not for me.

Ralph: This is not about you. It's about Liberty and her mom, Janet. Janet has decided that she wants to adopt the baby, and I think that's the best solution for everybody.

Paul: All right, we're just supposed to accept this because you say so?

Ralph: No, look, I knew that there were gonna be hurt feelings, so I'm prepared to offer a gift to you for your troubles.

Paul: Oh, a gift? That's great, a gift. You know, Emily is picking out furniture for the nursery. She's getting clothing for this baby. This is our baby already. And I don't think we're gonna give it up just because you're offering us some gift.

Ralph: Come on, will you, Ryan! How can you be so attached to a kid that hasn't even been born yet? Why does it have to be this baby?

Paul: Well, for one thing, Liberty chose us.

Ralph: Liberty is a child herself! She doesn't know anything!

Paul: Well, she knows about second chances. Look, I've made my share of mistakes in this world, and Emily, she's -- Ralph, this is our child. Nothing's is gonna change that.

Ralph: I'm gonna change that.

Bonnie: I told you I am happy. I like what Dusty and I have going.

Jessica: Have you forgotten how you almost fell apart when you and Isaac broke up? Because I remember it very well.

Bonnie: That was different. Isaac and I were married.

Jessica: So, your feelings for Dusty don't go that deep? Is that what you're saying?

Dusty: How do you know Bonnie and I are gonna break up?

Jessica: Because I know you. And I know some of the women whose hearts you've stomped on.

Bonnie: So what? I've broken some hearts, too, you know.

Jessica: My daughter tells me you make her feel safe. Should she?

Dusty: Absolutely.

Jessica: Despite your temper, your fondness for revenge and your numerous enemies?

Bonnie: What does this have to do with anything?

Jessica: You are still an officer of the court. How many times have you had to act in his defense?

Bonnie: That doesn't matter to me.

Jessica: Well, it should. He's capable of not just breaking your heart, but destroying your career.

Dusty: I don't intend to do either.

Jessica: Sometimes these things can't be helped.

Bonnie: And sometimes, even though you love someone, you need to stop. And that's what I need you to do, mom. Stop. Dusty is a good man. He doesn't lie to me. And unlike my ex-husband and my mother, he doesn't treat me like a kid.

Jessica: That's not what I was doing.

Bonnie: I know you were trying to protect me. And I appreciate that instinct. But I am old enough and wise enough to know what I want out of a man. Without my mother's approval.

Jessica: Well, I had to try.

Bonnie: You wouldn't be you if you didnít.

Jessica: Have fun on your Caribbean vacation. And I hope you don't end up crying your eyes out over some frolic on the beach. He's not worth it, even if he is smart and strong and sexy and all those nice things that you said.

Bonnie: Mom! Go.

Jessica: I'm going.

Dusty: Your mother is a formidable woman.

Bonnie: That she is.

Dusty: So are you. The way you stood up to her, that was impressive.

Bonnie: I've had years of practice.

Dusty: We better get going to the airport.

Bonnie: Yeah.

Dusty: My car or yours?

Bonnie: Well, since you're the kind of man who likes to drive, yours.

Dusty: Good choice.

Bonnie: Yeah. Dusty? Wait a minute.

Teri: But she wants Paul and Emily to have her baby.

Janet: She doesnít. Not anymore.

Teri: Wait. Did Liberty tell you that?

Janet: Well -- not exactly, but -- but she's not living with them anymore. And now that she's at my house, you could just give her a little nudge into my direction, so that she'll see that Jack and I raising the baby is the best idea for everyone please, Theresa. For family?

Teri: You know, Liberty's my family, too. I'm not gonna talk her into doing something that she doesn't feel right about.

Janet: Do you know how hard it was for me to ask for your help, knowing that my daughter would rather take your advice than mine?

Teri: Maybe that's because I actually listen to her.

Janet: Okay, I knew I couldn't count on you.

Teri: Not to do your dirty work.

Janet: You know what? If that's the way you feel, then get the hell out!

Teri: You don't have to tell me twice.

Ralph: Let me just say this to you. That family takes precedence. If the grandmother wants the baby, the grandmother should have the baby.

Paul: Not if Liberty doesn't want the grandmother to have the baby. Emily and I would be more than happy to discuss this with you in court.

Ralph: That would be a mistake.

Paul: Are you threatening me, Ralphy?

Ralph: Look, there are a million kids in this world that need a home. Pick any one you want, just not this one.

Dusty: Did you forget something?

Bonnie: No. I'm just thinking about my mom.

Dusty: Think you were too hard on her?

Bonnie: No, I -- she's just got this really sneaky way of getting into my head.

Dusty: Maybe there's some things you want to ask me. Go ahead, ask.

Bonnie: So, you said we were having fun, which we are, which is good for now. What about the future?

Dusty: The future's open. What do you want?

Bonnie: Well, nothing right this second, but -- but knowing that there's a possibility of something more than a beach vacation in the future might be nice. I mean, like, one day. Is that -- don't you want that, too?

Dusty: No. Actually, I donít.

Henry: Well, gentlemen, I am all-in.

Player #2: Confident man.

Henry: With the cards to back it up.

Player #3: I'm out.

Player #1: Me, too.

Player #2: I'll call you. Can you beat a full house?

Henry: Well, you know, that's interesting. Whoa! Oh! Goodness! How clumsy of me, guys. I am so sorry. That --

Player #3: Trying to cheat us? That could get you killed.

Barbara: Henry? Henry? Do I dare?

[Barbara goes into Henry and Viennaís rooms and undress into a nightgown and waits for Henry on the bed]

Audrey: Hey.

Vienna: Okay, I just spoke to the doctor and he's never heard about that test.

Audrey: Oh, you're kidding? You know, maybe I just wasn't saying it quite right. So if we go talk to him about it together, he might understand.

Vienna: No, no. He's busy with another patient.

Audrey: Okay. Okay, fine. Then we're just gonna have to wait.

Vienna: Audrey, why do I get this feeling that you are up to something here?

Audrey: I am not. I'm not. I'm just very, very concerned about you, because Henry loves you so much, and, you know, I'm beginning to care a lot about you, too. And smoke -- that inhalation stuff can be very tricky. You can't take chances.

Vienna: You know, now that you mention it, I do feel a little -- I feel lightheaded.

Audrey: Really?

Vienna: Yes.

Audrey: See, see? I think you need the test.

Vienna: Would you kind enough to go and get me a cold soda while we're waiting for the doctor, please?

Audrey: Oh, yeah, sure. Don't you worry. You just stay right here and wait. I'll be right back. If it takes all day to fix you up, we're doing it. I'll be back.

[Vienna leaves]

Bonnie: So, my mother was right? You're not over losing Jennifer?

Dusty: Maybe I'll never be. Doesn't stop me from caring about you. Thought we were having a good time together.

Bonnie: Oh, we are.

Dusty: Well, then, we're all set. If you're up for a good time with no strings attached, I'm -- I'm ready.

Bonnie: I need more. What do you say?

Dusty: Good luck. I hope you find it.

Teri: Well, at least I know it's not just me. You're a jerk to everybody. Aren't you going after her?

Dusty: No.

Teri: You don't care about anybody, do you?

Paul: Hi.

Janet: What are you doing here?

Paul: I'm here to see Liberty.

Janet: She's not here.

Paul: I have some papers for her to sign.

Janet: She's not signing anything.

Paul: That's not up to you, is it, Janet? This is Liberty's decision. And while we're talking about it, I don't think it's such a great idea you send Ralphy Walnuts over to my place to break my thumbs, either.

Janet: Uncle Ralph is just looking after Liberty, which is what you should be doing instead of tearing her away from her family.

Paul: I'm just trying to help. And could you give her this, too, please?

Janet: What's this?

Paul: That's a check for her expenses. Emily and I care about Liberty, too.

[Paul leaves and Janet tears up the check]

Teri: You know, we charge for that stuff. What is with you? Why are you so mean to everybody? My Uncle Ralph, your girlfriend, the way you talk to me. Oh, okay, go ahead and go, yeah. I guess you can dish it out, but you can't take it?

Dusty: You have no idea what I can take! I loved my wife! I watched her die! Makes you understand the risk of caring about someone. You wouldn't understand.

Henry: Oh, hey, hey! Can we talk about this?!

Player #2: Yeah, how do you want to die? Fast or slow?

Henry: Are those my only two options?

Ralph: Let him go!

Player #1: He was cheating, boss.

Henry: Boss? Oh, man, these guys work for you? Hey, listen, I can explain.

Ralph: Do I need to repeat myself? Get out of here! I got this!

Henry: Hey, Ralph, look, I was just trying to --

Ralph: Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. You were trying to get money that you don't have, and you were being stupid about it at the same time. Henry, didn't I warn you about letting me down?

Audrey: Try finding a vending machine that works around here. Vienna? Vienna!

Vienna: Oh, Henry, where are you? And why was your mother trying to keep me from coming home today? Are you hiding something from me? Please tell me if you're hiding something. I want to know it right now. Can you call me back, please? Okay, bye.

On the next "As the World Turns"  

Ralph: Guys like us, we pull out all the stops when it comes to protecting our loved ones. Am I right?

Barbara: Henry and I are lovers. So why don't you, little girl, for the first time in your life, do something a little classy and disappear?

Brad: Aww, it's a boy. Aww, Honey. Oh, we're having a boy. Oh.


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