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As The World Turns Transcript Tuesday 11/10/09

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Provided By Eric
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Alison: Please don't hurt me. I -- I don't have any drugs or money.

Mick: I'm not a junkie, and I don't want your money.

Alison: Then what do you --

Mick: I don't want anything. You scared me.

Alison: I scared you?

Mick: Where am I?

Alison: You're at Oakdale Memorial Hospital.

Mick: I know that. What floor?

Alison: You're in the basement. What are you looking for?

Mick: The exit.

Alison: Well, you're on the wrong floor.

Mick: Well, can you lead me out of here?

Alison: Sure. Um, if you'd let go of me.

Mick: Sorry. I'm Mick Dante, by the way. Who are you?

Alison: Um, me? I'm -- I'm, um -- I'm gone. Ow! Ow, my ankle!

Hunter: Oh, I can't believe I did that. What is wrong with me? It's like I was raised by wolves.

Maddie: What are you talking about?

Hunter: I -- I don't know. I get within like 50 feet of a human being, and it's like I'm completely clueless. I mean, I want to say, "Let’s be friends. Let's hang out. Let's get a drink. So how does it come out, "Let's make out?"

Maddie: Why don't you just say, "You want to hang out?" Instead of what you did say?

Hunter: I don't know. Oh, my God. I'm sweating. My palms are itchy. My knees are shaking. My heart's, like, busting around like it's gonna burst out of my chest.

Maddie: Maybe you're having a stroke.

Hunter: Only it happens every time. My brain shuts down, my mouth starts moving, and the next thing you know, I'm saying something stupid.

Maddie: Okay, look, don't beat yourself up over it. Everybody gets nervous.

Hunter: Do you?

Maddie: Yeah, sure.

Hunter: What do you do?

Maddie: I picture whoever I'm talking to in their underwear. Okay, no, don't -- not here.

Hunter: Oh, oh, hey, I didn't. I'm sorry, I swear.

Casey: Hey, what's up?

Hunter: Oh, hey.

Maddie: Hey.

Hunter: We were just innocently talking words with multiple syllables you wouldn't understand. Got to go.

Casey: That's one weird dude.

Hunter: How could you put me in that position?

Emily: Hunter?

Hunter: Do you have any idea how embarrassing that was?

Emily: What are you talking about?

Hunter: Your romantic advice.

Emily: Oh, Maddie. How did it go?

Hunter: How do you think it went? It was me talking to a girl.

Emily: Mm. I'm guessing not well.

Hunter: It couldn't have gone worse.

Emily: Well, you know what? We can come up with another plan.

Hunter: No, we won't. And the next time you want me to seduce someone, just do it yourself.

Emily: Well, I'm not sure that's gonna happen.

Paul: What's not gonna happen?

Emily: Huh? Uh, nothing. Me being a mother to Hunter.

Paul: Well, I could have told you that.

Emily: [Groans] It's my fault.

Paul: Well, you should be more compassionate. You brought him into this world -- well, kind of.

Emily: Yeah. Well, you know what? He doesn't want me to be his mother. And Ali doesn't need me, and Daniel pretty much doesn't have time for me anymore.

Paul: He's a teenager.

Emily: Yeah. Well, that's why I wanted Liberty's baby. You know what? I guess it's time to face the facts that my days as a mother are over.

Margo: Hey, good! You're still here! [Gasps] Is that my little trooper there? Oh, look at you. Aren't you the most beautiful thing? Yes. Yes, you look just like your dear old Auntie Margo. That's a little joke. That's a little, little joke. Oh, come on. Are you okay? I mean, under the circumstances?

Katie: It's just so hard to believe that Brad's gone.

Margo: Oh, Honey, it's perfectly normal.

Katie: I don't feel very normal. Everybody's treating me so differently, especially Henry. I don't know what has gotten into him. He keeps showing up and acting like a lunatic.

Margo: What's he doing now?

Katie: He's trying to convince me that he can see Brad's ghost.

Margo: What?

Katie: He says that he talks to him, and he's trying to talk to me.

Margo: He said that?

Katie: Yeah, and it's really getting to me. Yesterday, I was at the market, and I saw this guy from behind that looked exactly like Brad. I followed him all the way out to his car and probably thought I was stalking him.

Margo: Oh, Katie --

Katie: I know. And I don't believe in ghosts.

Margo: No, I know. You just miss your husband. That's all.

Katie: I just never thought anything could hurt this much.

Margo: I know, I know. You are doing great.

Katie: No, I'm not.

Margo: And I know something I can do to help.

Katie: What's that?

Margo: Get Henry out of your life.

[Baby cries]

Henry: I think I finally lost him. Oh, God! Will you stop doing that?!

Brad: Where were you? Jacob's in there getting a checkup and asking questions for the doctor.

Henry: No one can hear you, remember?

Brad: Except you. Which is why I need you in there.

Henry: Brad, Brad, you need to back off, okay?

Brad: I am still his father.

Henry: And you are dead?

Brad: Do you have to keep reminding me?

Henry: Fine, fine. What are the questions?

Brad: Okay, I know they said that he was breathing heavy this morning when he was sleeping. I think that he is congested.

Henry: Okay, Dr. Invisible. Is there anything else?

Brad: He's getting a rash.

Henry: A rash?

Brad: Can you please ask the doctor to look into it?

Henry: You know what Katie will do if I go in there.

Brad: We'll deal with it.

Henry: What do you mean we'll deal with it? No one knows you're there, remember?

Brad: You're right, you're right. It's hopeless.

Henry: I'm sorry, but that is the first thing that made any sense coming out of your mouth in days. Now, look, you just need to work on disappearing, all right?

Brad: I have a better idea. You convince Katie that I'm real.

Henry: No, no. Not again. I tried that. You saw me.

Brad: Try harder.

Henry: No. She won't even look at me.

Brad: No. We just need to find a way to convince her to -- just to listen, okay? I think I know something.

Henry: Oh, God!

Brad: You need to -- listen. You need to tell her "I'm not checking out until the Cubs win the series."

Henry: You want me to talk baseball?

Brad: No! No, listen. It's something I said right before I died. No one was there. She -- she'd have to realize that the only way that you can know about it is if you heard it from me.

Henry: Do you know how crazy this is?

Brad: Write it down so you get it exactly right. "I'm not checking out until the Cubs win the series."

Henry: Okay, okay.

Brad: Right?

Henry: Yes.

Brad: Okay. Now go deliver the message. Come on.

[Henry groans]

Katie: You can really keep Henry away from me?

Margo: Yep, with one phone call.

Henry: Hello, Katie. Hello, Margo. Nice to see how.

Margo: I was just about to call you.

Henry: Well, I -- I'm here now.

Margo: Where you shouldn't be.

Henry: You wouldn't be saying that if you knew who sent me here.

Margo: All right, I'll bite. Who is it?

Henry: It's Brad. He sent me here with a special message for Katie.

Margo: You are out of here.

Henry: I know you don't believe me, Katie.

Margo: Stop. Let's go.

Henry: Would you just listen to me, please? I'm trying, I'm trying!

Margo: I said go.

Katie: Why is he doing this to us?

Brad: Read the message.

Katie: He used to be my best friend.

Brad: He still is.

Katie: He could have helped me be a good mother.

Brad: You are a wonderful mother.

Katie: [Sighs] I'm so sorry, Jacob. Everybody says that I'm doing such a good job and I'm being so brave.

Brad: You are.

Katie: But they don't see me at night, after you go to sleep.

Brad: I do.

Katie: I'm just so overwhelmed, and I feel so alone. It's just too much, the feedings and the -- the rocking you, the nurturing. I don't know if I'm doing it all right.

Brad: You are. You are. You have just so many people & around you to help. All you have to do is ask.

Katie: You're such a beautiful boy. I wanted you so badly. We both did. I love you so much. I just hope you know that.

Brad: He knows.

Katie: But I never thought I would be doing this alone.

Bob: Sorry I'm late.

Katie: It's no problem.

Bob: How's the little guy?

Katie: He's doing great.

Bob: Problems?

Katie: No.

Brad: He is congested and has a rash.

Bob: That's a cute teddy bear.

Brad: That's Mr. Cub.

Katie: Brad got it for him. He seems to know that. Jacob loves it. He won't let it go. I try to take it away from him, and he starts crying.

Bob: Well, I'll give you my best professional advice. Don't take it away.

Katie: So it's okay for him to be so attached to a toy?

Bob: Oh, sure. It's a comfort for him. How are you doing?

Katie: I'm fine.

Brad: You're not.

Bob: Katie, just remember that being a new mom can sometimes make you feel overwhelmed.

Brad: She is. Will you just -- will you tell him? Will you please -- you please tell him the truth?

Katie: I'm doing just great.

Casey: He actually said, "Do you want to go up and make out," those exact words?

Maddie: What's the difference what his exact words were?

Casey: No difference. Did it work?

Maddie: Shut up. Shut up. I shouldn't have told you. You know what? I just -- I feel sorry for him.

Casey: My God. Who would have thought that playing the complete loser/dork thing worked.

Maddie: You know what? We're done. End of discussion.

Casey: No, seriously. I'm -- I'm starting to worry.

Maddie: About what?

Casey: I might have competition. [Gasps]

Maddie: Has that never happened to Casey Hughes before?

Casey: Who would bother to try? I'm just --

Maddie: Okay. With that comment, he's gaining on you, okay?

[Casey laughs]

Maddie: I mean, what, you -- you think I was gonna be easy?

Casey: Oh, no.

Maddie: Oh. Well, good, 'cause you're gonna have to work for it, dude.

Casey: Okay. Game on.

Mick: You okay?

Alison: I twisted my ankle.

Mick: Let me see.

Alison: Just don't touch me!

Mick: I was just trying to help you.

Alison: Okay, I don't need your help. I'm at a hospital.

Mick: Right. Well, get ice on that as soon as you can.

Alison: And I don't need your advice, either. I'm a nurse.

Mick: Okay. Well, then you should know what to do with this.

[Paper crumpling]

Mick: There.

Alison: Thanks.

Mick: Hold it tight.

Alison: I know.

Mick: Right. Nurse --

Alison: Alison.

Mick: Mick.

Alison: You told me.

Mick: I thought we'd hit the "Restart" button.

Alison: Okay. So -- you're not the stairwell attacker, what are you doing here?

Mick: I told you, I'm looking for a way out.

Alison: No, I mean, at the -- at the hospital?

Mick: Oh. I had an appointment with the chief of staff, but he blew me off.

Alison: Dr. Hughes wouldn't do that.

Mick: You know him?

Alison: Sure.

Mick: Well, they told me he had an emergency, and I've learned that that's hospital speak for "You've got no chance."

Alison: If Dr. Hughes had an emergency, then he has an emergency.

Mick: If you say so.

Alison: So what, are you job-hunting?

Mick: No. Looking for funding.

Alison: For what?

Mick: Research.

Alison: Oh, on what?

Mick: It's not important. Is the ice pack helping?

Alison: Oh, yeah. So what kind of research?

Mick: It -- it sounds crazy.

Alison: What, like turning mold into a miracle drug? Penicillin.

Mick: Right, right.

Alison: What kind of medical researcher are you?

Mick: I'm not. I -- I found this thing outside this village in South America, and it does amazing things. But I need to hire some experts w -- who can figure it out.

Alison: Well, what kind of amazing things? I mean, I might be able to help you if I know what you're talking about.

Mick: Why would you help me?

Alison: I owe you for the ice pack.

Mick: Okay. Well, um, this discovery is essentially -- it regenerates cells.

[Alison laughs]

Mick: Is that funny?

Alison: You went to South America and found the fountain of youth?

Mick: No, it's not a fountain. It's a plant.

Alison: Oh, you're serious?

Mick: Yeah. These villagers developed this extract, and it works. And if it's developed properly, there's no telling how much good it could do.

Alison: But nobody's buying your pitch?

Mick: Well, in your own words, I don't look like a medical researcher. I mean, in my opinion, that shouldn't matter if I have something that can do a lot of good for a lot of people. But I just need someone to give me a chance. You think you can get me in to see Dr. Hughes?

Alison: Oh, I -- I mean I could, but it would be wasting both your time. Um, the hospital's pretty strapped for cash. I mean, they just slashed the research funds as it is, so --

Mick: Yeah, that's what I've been hearing everywhere.

Alison: It just so happens that I do know some people who have money that they want to give to a good cause.

Mick: How much money?

Alison: A lot. And I'd be able to get a meeting for you, but, I mean, you would have to convince them that you're for real.

Mick: I can do that. Why are you helping a guy who jumped you in a stairwell?

Alison: 'Cause I know what it's like when no one will give you a chance.

Paul: If Hunter and Alison don't want to make room for you in their lives, it's their loss, not yours. You have plenty of other things you can do with your time and your energy. And James' money, don't forget.

Emily: Yeah, if we can find someone to take it.

Paul: And we will. And in the meantime, you don't have to prove yourself to anyone.

Emily: You know, you're right.

Paul: Yeah, I'm right.

Emily: Who the hell are they to judge us anyway?

Paul: See? Oh, that's hot. See, I like that. That's the Emily Stewart I fell in love with. Come here.

Emily: Mm!

[Cell phone rings]

Emily: Oh, I'm sorry. It's Alison. Hi, Ali.

Alison: Hey. Are you guys busy?

Emily: No, no, no, no. We're not -- we're not busy.

Paul: Really? I'm feeling kind of busy. Little busy.

Alison: Well, there's someone I want you to meet.

Emily: Really? Who?

Alison: Uh, can you meet us now at the Lakeview?

Emily: Uh, sure. Yeah. We're on our way.

[Paul chuckles]

Emily: Alison wants us to meet someone.

Paul: Who?

Emily: She didn't say.

Paul: That doesn't sound good.

Emily: She's my sister. I trust her.

Mick: James Stenbeck's son? Forget it.

Alison: He's married to my sister.

Mick: I'm not taking that guy's dirty money.

Alison: So you deserve a chance and they don't? What's fair about that?

Henry: The baby is congested.

Margo: Yeah? How do you know that?

Henry: And he has a rash.

Margo: Where?

Henry: Brad didn't tell me, okay?

Margo: Yeah, that's what I thought. I know what you're doing.

Henry: No, what I'm doing -- I'm trying to talk to Katie!

Margo: You're trying to lay the groundwork for your insanity defense.

Henry: No, I am not. My defense for what?

Margo: Your involvement in the Manzo crimes.

Henry: What? I did everything I could to stop that!

Margo: You are an accomplice in money laundering.

Henry: It was my money. All I was trying to do was hide it from Vienna.

Margo: Well, I'm sure that's not all Manzo was trying to do.

Henry: Yes, I realize that. And once I found out who the guy was, I did everything I could to stop him.

Margo: Well, it wasn't enough.

Henry: Don't you think I know that.

Margo: But it's not too late, Henry.

Henry: What does that mean?

Margo: I'll explain it to you when you come down to the station with me.

Henry: Oh, oh, come on. Can't we just do this here?

Margo: No, no, no, no, no.

Henry: Then just please let me talk to Katie about the rash.

Margo: I'm sure that the chief of staff can diagnose a diaper rash without your help.

Bob: Well, his -- his weight, his height, his color -- all good. He's got a little chest congestion.

Brad: Finally.

Katie: What kind of congestion?

Bob: Oh, nothing serious.

Brad: The rash.

Bob: And I'll give him some cream for that rash.

Katie: He has a rash?

Bob: Well, it's just starting to develop.

Katie: [Sighs] I can't believe I didn't see it.

Bob: Well, that's what they pay me the big bucks for.

Katie: [Sighs] What?

Bob: Who's helping you?

Katie: What do you mean?

Bob: Katie, being a single parent can be exhausting. Got to take a break every once in a while.

Katie: Oh, you don't need to worry. I have plenty of people to ask.

Brad: But you don't call any of them! Will you please tell him that? Look, doc, she is not doing as well as she says she is.

Katie: And I have Jacob here to keep me company.

Bob: Well, babies can be a terrific comfort. But they can also be very demanding.

Katie: Trust me, I'm fine.

Brad: She's lying.

Bob: Okay. I'll take your word for it. I'll see you next time.

Katie: Thanks. Okay, buddy. Let's get you out of here.

Brad: Wait, wait. Wait a minute, Katie. Wait, Katie. Mr. Cub. Oh! Oh, Henry, where are you when I need you?! God. I hate being dead.

Casey: What are you saying, huh? That you're too old for video games?

Maddie: No, I didn't say that. I -- I still play. Just not "Rock Star."

Casey: What games?

Maddie: Mostly "Pantheon."

Casey: "Pantheon"?

Maddie: Yeah. Have you ever played?

Casey: If that's what you call it.

Maddie: I think it's really cool.

Casey: Seriously?

Maddie: Yeah, seriously. It's a whole virtual world. There's puzzles, and you can form groups and play word games.

[Nerdy voice]

Casey: Oh, word games!

Maddie: Stop. I have played with people from all over the world.

Casey: Unbelievable! Okay, please tell me that you're still into football. Aren't you?

Maddie: Oh, yeah. More than ever. My friend from Wesleyan has season tickets to the Giants games.

Casey: The Giants? This isn't -- this isn't gonna work out. I'm sorry.

Maddie: What?

Casey: Us. I -- I mean, I -- I could deal with the fact that you are brilliant, fun, sexy. I can even handle the fact you like "Pantheon." But the Giants?! What?

Maddie: You really think I'm sexy?

Casey: That's one thing that will never change.

Mick: You know, I'm really not sure about this.

Alison: Look, maybe James Stenbeck uses money for all the wrong reasons, but Paul and Emily will use it for all good. Okay, you need to stop being so judgmental, or you could go back to getting doors slammed in your face again.

Paul: Why do I feel like I'm being set up?

Emily: By who? Ali?

Paul: Yeah. W -- why wouldn't she say what this was about?

Emily: I don't know. Relax. It's just -- it's just a meeting.

Paul: Okay. I'm gonna go back to the car, put my wallet in the trunk or something.

Emily: Will you stop? Come on.

Alison: Oh, hi. Paul, Emily, uh, I wanted you to meet Mick Dante. Um, Paul Ryan and Emily Stewart, my sister -- or Ryan.

Emily: Oh, either -- either way. Nice to meet you.

Mick: You too.

Paul: What's this all about?

Alison: Uh, Mick has a project that I thought you might find interesting.

Paul: What kind of project?

Mick: It's kind of unusual.

Alison: That's why I brought it to you guys.

Paul: How do you guys know each other?

Alison: Uh, we met at the hospital. Uh, he was there for a meeting with Dr. Hughes. So, uh, good luck. [Chuckles]

Emily: Hey, wait. Where -- where are you going? And why are you limping?

Alison: Uh, I -- I have to get back to the hospital, and it's, uh, a long story. Bye.

Paul: Okay, let's hear it.

Mick: What would you say if I told you that I found the fountain of youth?

Margo: Testify against Manzo.

[Henry laughs]

Henry: Are you kidding, Margo? [Laughs]

Margo: I need a witness, and no one will come forward, Henry.

Henry: Maybe that's because no one wants to end up floating facedown in Lake Michigan.

Margo: Do you have any idea of the charges you're up against? Conspiracy, fraud, racketeering, money laundering, kidnapping, attempted murder.

Henry: No, no, no, no, no. I had nothing to do with the Barbara Ryan incident, and it was my mother's idea for the money laundering, and I did everything I could to find Katie.

Margo: You go down on any one of those charges, and you're facing life in prison.

Henry: You know I'm not a criminal! Why are you making me out to be the scapegoat here?!

Margo: Because my sister's husband is dead, and her son is gonna grow up without a father. All right? So either we get Manzo or we have you.

Henry: All right, all right, all right. I'll -- I'll testify.

Margo: Great. I'll take your statement.

Henry: Fine. What do you want to know?

Margo: Everything.

Brad: Oh, thank God I found you! Jacob lost Mr. Cub!

Henry: What are you, out of your mind?!

Margo: What did you just say to me?

Henry: Uh, nothing. Uh, nothing. Uh, what -- what were we talking about?

Margo: Ralph Manzo.

Brad: Mr. Cub.

Henry: Who?

Brad: The bear that I bought Jacob.

Margo: Don't get cute with me, Henry.

Brad: He was left at the hospital. Do you have any idea what would happen if he doesn't have it?

Henry: What will happen?

Margo: Oh, we already went through all of this. Tell me what you know about Ralph Manzo.

Brad: He will not be able to stop crying, okay? And that will drive Katie crazy.

Henry: You know what? You're starting to drive me crazy!

Margo: Are you really gonna go with that?

Henry: No, I didn't mean you. I didn't mean you.

Margo: Well, then, who did you mean?

Brad: Tell her. Go ahead.

Henry: Uh -- my mother, my mother, my mother. Just driving me crazy!

Margo: Are you gonna testify or not?

Brad: Are you gonna find Mr. Cub or not?

Henry: I can't right now!

Margo: You know what? This is your last chance.

Henry: I know that, Margo.

Margo: All right, then answer my questions. When did you meet Ralph Manzo?

Henry: Uh, my mother introduced us.

Margo: Why?

Henry: Because she said that he could help me keep the inheritance without Vienna finding out.

Margo: I need details, Henry. The whole scheme.

Brad: Katie needs you. She's all alone. She doesn't have anyone else, Henry.

Henry: I can't help you!

Brad: Fine, fine. Just forget I asked.

Margo: We're finished here.

Henry: No, wait, wait.

Margo: Where do you think you're going? Oh, no, no.

Henry: Ow, ow! Margo, you're hurting my arm.

Margo: All right. Just sit back down. Henry Coleman, you're under arrest.

Henry: What?!

Margo: I told you if you didn't cooperate.

Henry: I am trying! I'm trying!

Margo: You're not trying hard enough.

Alison: Uh, Dr. Hughes, hey. Uh, can I ask you a question?

Bob: Sure?

Alison: Uh, why didn't you want to see Mr. Dante?

Bob: Who?

Alison: Mick Dante. Uh, he has an appointment to talk about his research with you. And I was just wondering if you found out something about him that made you decide not to see him.

Bob: When was I supposed to see him?

Alison: Uh, I think about an hour ago.

Bob: Oh, oh, well, there was a multicar crash on the highway, and, uh, E.R. was overwhelmed, and it was all hands on deck.

Alison: Oh, I -- I heard about that. Uh -- okay, so it had nothing to do with him personally?

Bob: I don't even know who he is. But if you think I should talk to him, tell him to make another appointment.

Alison: I will. Thank you. Oh, and it's, uh -- it's good to have you back on the job.

Bob: I appreciate your saying that after what I put you through.

Alison: Well, I'm just glad that everything's okay.

Bob: Well, not everything. I understand that you and Casey broke up.

Alison: Uh, that had nothing to do with you, Sir.

Casey: My grandson can be, uh, challenging. But I thought you were good for each other.

Alison: I thought so, too.

Mick: I don't blame you guys for being skeptical. Maybe I can change your attitude. This man lived in the village his entire life. How old do you think he is?

Emily: 45?

Mick: 60.

Emily: Get out of here!

Mick: Yeah. This woman --

Emily: 35.

Mick: 47.

Emily: That -- that is amazing.

Paul: Okay, Ponce de Leon. You know what? I learned a long time ago that if things are too good to be true, it's probably because they're too good to be true.

Mick: This woman is 55 years old. She lived her entire life in the city. She tried 10 different ways to get pregnant. Her doctors all told her that it was impossible. Two years ago, she moved to the village. She just had her second child.

Emily: At 55?

Paul: Okay, come on, Emily. We don't even know if these photographs are legitimate.

Mick: I can document everything.

Paul: I'm sure you can. You know what? It's been great.

Emily: No, no, no.

Mick: Wait, wait, wait. Let me show you one more thing.

Emily: Yeah, just one more thing. Just one -- one more minute. This is -- it's kind of fun. Come on.

Mick: Looks like it's about to die, right? This is the extract. In less than one hour -- you will see this flower start to bloom. My cell phone number is on the pot.

Paul: Don't hold your breath. We're not gonna call.

Emily: Honey, uh --

Mick: Take it, please.

Emily: You -- you heard my husband. You'd just be wasting it on us.

Mick: Just consider it a -- a gift out of appreciation for your time. It works, I swear. See it for yourself.

Emily: Okay.

Katie: It's okay, Honey. I will feed you just as soon as I unpack all this stuff.

[Baby cries]

Katie: Stop crying, okay, okay? There's nothing to cry about. Dr. Hughes said you're growing just like you're supposed to, so stop crying, baby, okay? Stop crying. Damn it! Sorry. I'm sorry. I'll just clean up this stuff. I'm so sorry, Jacob. Where's Mr. Cub? That's why you're so upset. I'll bet he's in the diaper bag. Okay. It's okay. I have Mr. Cub here. He's right here. Oh, come on. Where is he? Did I lose him? I'm sorry. I'm sorry, Jacob. I'm so sorry. I'm sorry I'm not better at this. I'm sorry I'm such a failure!

Brad: You're not a failure.

Katie: It's just your daddy isn't here, and I need his help, and he's not here.

Brad: I am here. Katie, I am right here.

[Baby crying]

[Baby crying]

[Katie sighs]

Brad: I can't help you, Katie. I'm trying. I can't break through.

Katie: I'll bet Mr. Cub is in the car.

Brad: No, he's not.

Katie: I'll go get him. It's okay.

Brad: He's at the hospital.

Katie: Stop crying, baby. Please stop crying.

Brad: Damn it, Henry. How could you get yourself arrested when I need you?

Katie: Damn it, Brad! How could you get yourself killed when I needed you!

Brad: Katie --

Katie: You knew I was pregnant! How could you go into that warehouse all by yourself! Do you know how stupid that was, and irresponsible?! And now you're dead, and you're not here when I need you, and I hate you for it! I hate you!

Margo: I told you, I know what you're up to, hearing ghosts, seeing voices. You're trying to set up an insanity plea. Well, don't expect me to help you with that.

Henry: I'm -- I'm not trying to -- I want to cooperate.

Margo: Forget it. A deal's off the table.

Henry: Margo -- Margo, please.

Margo: Listen. All I need to do right now is keep you away from my sister.

Henry: No, no, no. Don't do this. Don't do this.

Margo: Henry Coleman, you're under arrest. You have the right to remain silent.

Henry: I don't want to remain silent!

Margo: Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law.

Maddie: Okay. I'm gonna go to the administration building and look at the classes that I'm gonna sit in on.

Casey: Okay. I'm gonna get more coffee.

Maddie: Okay.

[Casey chuckles]

Maddie: Mwah. I'll see you later.

Casey: See you.

Maddie: Hey.

Alison: Hey. Hey.

Casey: What's with the limp?

Alison: I twisted my ankle. Hey. How did it go?

Mick: Uh, well, your sister seemed interested, but her husband definitely did not.

Alison: Oh, I'm sorry.

Mick: No. Whatever. I don't want that guy's money anyway.

Alison: Um -- oh, Mick, this is, uh, Casey Hughes. This is Mick Dante.

Casey: How's it going?

Mick: Hughes as in chief of staff Hughes?

Casey: Yeah, that's my grandfather.

Alison: Uh, Mick is a medical researcher.

Casey: Oh, yeah.

Mick: Uncredentialed. Unfunded. Uh, pretty much uneducated, but yeah.

[Alison chuckles]

Casey: Impressive. How do you know each other?

Mick: We don't.

Alison: We just met --

Mick: In the stairwell.

Casey: But you know Paul and Emily?

Mick: Yeah. Alison set up a meeting for me, which I really appreciate. You stay off that ankle. Nice to meet you, man.

Casey: You too. The stairwell?

Maddie: Really? What's her avatar? Oh. Okay, yeah. I -- I'll be in Arcadia later. All right. See you guys online. Bye. What?

Hunter: I -- I just heard you talking. Arcadia? Do you play "Pantheon"?

Maddie: [Scoffs] What, are you gonna rag on it, too?

Hunter: No, why? I play all the time.

Maddie: Really?

Hunter: Yeah. I -- I was actually playing this morning, in Arcadia.

Maddie: No way! What's your avatar?

Hunter: Uh, Leonidas.

Maddie: I totally think I saw you. Wait. Muscles on muscles?

Hunter: Yeah, it's a fantasy.

Maddie: Uh-huh.

Hunter: What's yours?

Maddie: Ladyhawke. It's a fantasy.

Hunter: Yeah, well, it's a good thing, 'cause in real gravity, that girl would topple right over.

Maddie: Okay, well, your guy wouldn't even be able to get out a chair in real gravity.

Hunter: Touché.

Maddie: [Chuckles] Uh, yeah. You know what? I have to go.

Hunter: Oh -- okay. Um, maybe I'll see you around -- online, I mean.

Maddie: Yeah, maybe you will.

Paul: I don't believe your sister.

Emily: What? She was just trying to help.

Paul: She set us up with a snake-oil salesman -- some guy she met in a stairwell.

Emily: Well, so she believes him.

Paul: And you?

Emily: I don't know.

Paul: Oh, come on!

Emily: What?!

Paul: Really?!

Emily: Come on! He just wants to do some research!

Paul: He just wants to get his hands on my father's millions.

Emily: No, I didn't get that.

Paul: It's millions. There's gonna be bloodsuckers crawling out of every sewer.

Emily: You know what? Scientists do this all the time. What -- what if this is one of them? They -- they find these -- these exotic plants from all over the world with medicinal value. This could be it!

Paul: The fungus of youth?

Emily: I'm serious.

Paul: So am I. He's a con artist.

[Emily sighs]

Paul: Besides, if you were any more youthful or hotter, there's no way I'd ever be able to keep my hands off of you.

Emily: Talk about a con artist.

Paul: Yeah, you know, I know a guy who knows a guy who can sell you a bridge. Why don't we go upstairs? I'll tell you all about it.

Emily: That's the best offer I've had all day.

Paul: All right.

Emily: [Gasps] Look! It's -- it's real. It's real. What are you doing?

Paul: I'm looking for batteries.

Emily: You saw it with your own eyes.

Paul: Yeah, well, I've seen magicians pull rabbits out of hats. I've seen my own father come back to life, more than once.

Emily: Why are you being so negative?! He's not asking us to buy anything. He just wants us to fund his research, which I would be -- I would be happy to monitor myself. And if it turns out that this is -- like this is real, we could do something really good with this. And if I'm wrong, then -- then you get to say, "I told you so."

Paul: I told you so. Just getting it out of the way now. Come on. You really want to do this?

Emily: Yes.

Paul: [Sighs] Well, we are looking for something to do with the money. Maybe this guy fits the bill.

Maddie: "Where would I like to go today? Arcadia. Leonidas has left you an invitation to join him in Geometry Square." Geometry Square. Figures. "Do you accept?"

Hunter: "Ladyhawke has entered Arcadia. She's received your invitation, and her response is yes."

Casey: This guy jumps you in the dark, and then you try to get your sister and Paul to give him money.

Alison: He didn't jump me. He was lost.

Casey: There are exit signs every five feet in the hospital. I know, because I dusted them all.

Alison: Okay, someone can just, you know, wind up on the wrong floor.

Casey: The basement? It took me two weeks to figure out how just to get down there. Oh, then again, I'm -- I'm not a medical researcher.

Alison: I don't know why you're all over him.

Casey: I don't know why you didn't have him arrested.

Alison: Maybe because he's working on something important.

Casey: Since when do you have faith in -- in a dropout with no job who sketch -- just don't even answer that.

Alison: Look, I got a chance that I didn't deserve. Maybe I think Mick should get one, too.

Casey: Now it's "Mick"?

Alison: That's his name, Casey. And you're like full-time with Maddie now, so what do you care?

Casey: You know what? I don't.

Paul: Make yourself at home.

Mick: Single malt. What, 30 years old?

Paul: Probably closer to 40. You spend a lot of time around overpriced scotch?

Mick: Well, I've been lucky enough to taste it a couple of times.

Paul: Very lucky for a vagrant.

Mick: Well, I like to travel, but I also like to live well, and sometimes, I get to do both.

Paul: Well, I hope you're not planning on living well on my money.

Mick: No. No need to worry, Mr. Ryan. Every cent you give me will go into the research.

Paul: My accountants will make sure of that, and so will my wife.

Mick: Well, I really do appreciate the chance.

Paul: Thank Emily, not me. She's the one who believes you. Hey, I am curious, though. How did you manage to do that little trick with the plant?

Mick: It's not a trick. When we figure out how this happened, we can do a whole lot more.

Margo: Maybe Brad could defend you. Maybe watching you listening to people who aren't really there will convince the judge that you're crazy. Make your call, Henry.

[Henry sighs]

Maddie: This is Maddie. Leave a message.

[Voicemail beeps]

Henry: Hey, it's me. Listen, uh, I -- I don't want to dump all my problems on you -- so I won't. I'll talk to you later. Brad -- Brad, how about popping up there, buddy? Great, Coleman. Way to go. You have only one friend left in the world, and he's dead, and even he doesn't want to talk to you.

Katie: I hate you, Brad! Nobody asked you to be a hero! Nobody asked you to save me -- nobody!

Brad: I'm sorry. I'm so sorry.

Katie: Aah! [Sighs] What now? Did I forget to fill a prescription? This is -- Henry's handwriting. "I'm not checking out until the Cubs win the series."

 [Katie remembering]

Katie: Are you okay?

Brad: Yeah. Don't worry. I'm not checking out until the Cubs win the series.

Katie: My God, Henry. How did you know about that?

On the next "As the World Turns" --

Brad: Can you let me help my wife and son? Can you let them see me, too?

Katie: What if I believe that you can see Brad, and he's been talking to you?

Jack: I'm looking for Mike Kasnoff. I heard he was in charge of this job -- Mike.

Mike: Jack!

Craig: You've had your fun. Now it's my turn.

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