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As The World Turns Transcript Wednesday 11/18/09

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Jack: Okay. Molly, come on. Careful. One of those is gonna break!

Molly: Good, actually. Shattered. It's Gulf of Mexico with him last winter.

Jack: Okay. You know how you fix this? You find a nice guy who will let you take a picture with you in front of the sunset so you can probably display it on your desk instead of hiding it in a drawer.

Molly: Whatever. Jack, you really don't need to stick around and babysit me. Look, I know you're in the middle of your personal vision quest and everything.

Jack: It can wait a day. Molly, I'm worried about you.

Molly: What other trouble can I make? I already outed my married congressman lover in the local news and then got canned for it. I mean, it's kind of anticlimactic after that, don't you think?

Jack: I just want to keep my eye on things here for a while, okay? Humor me.

Molly: I'm fine. Silas Whitman is a blowhard wimp.

Jack: Yeah, but he's a powerful blowhard wimp, and you just threw a monkey wrench in his plans for the governor's mansion.

Molly: Yeah, well, he'll get over it. Trust me. He got over me in 15 seconds flat.

Lonnie: Hey, Molly.

Molly: Oh, hey.

Lonnie: I can't believe you're leaving. I'm gonna miss you, pretty anchor lady.

Molly: I'm gonna miss you, too.

Come here. Yeah. Hey, Mol? You sure there maybe isn't something I could do for you? Maybe, you know, one last time?

Molly: Oh, what the hell? Give me one for the road, Lonnie.

Lonnie: That's my girl, Molly. When this storm system lifts, you are gonna have nothing but clear skies and warm temperatures, so you get out there, pretty lady, and you enjoy it.

Molly: Thank you, Lonnie.

Lonnie: Yeah.

Paul: Emily, we're financing a business venture. He's not gonna stand us up.

Emily: You sure?

Paul: I'm positive. I'm giving him money so that he can launch a product that turns old people into young people. I think I'm his new best friend.

Emily: Are you having second thoughts?

Paul: Yeah. But we did say we would do this.

Emily: This is so exciting! I mean, think about it. What if it's real? What?

Paul: It's so nice to see you happy.

Barbara: Oh, excuse me.

Mick: Oh, no. I was thrilled to be able to meet you.

Barbara: I'm sorry. I don't know what you're talking about.

Mick: I know your son and his wife. I just wanted you to know how much I'm looking forward to working with them.

Barbara: Working with them on what?

Mick: Paul's agreed to finance my project.

Barbara: What in the world are you talking about?

Mick: The reclamation of youth, actually, something that I would imagine would hold great appeal for you.

Mick: I beg your pardon?

Mick: It's a compliment, I assure you, ms. Ryan. You live such a fascinating and exciting life. Wouldn't you want to enhance it?

Barbara: Who in the world do you think you're talking to?

Alison: Oh, uh, wow. Awkward.

Casey: Yeah. How are you?

Alison: Oh, fine. You?

Casey: Fine.

Alison: So, did Maddie get in to Oakdale U.?

Casey: Yeah.

Alison: Oh. You must be happy to have her sticking around.

Casey: I am.

Alison: Okay. So, like I said, awkward.

Casey: Hey, are you dating that guy I saw you with the other day?

Alison: Why? Do you care?

Hunter: Your Ladyhawke avatar moves fast, Maddie.

Maddie: That's 'cause she's a raptor, and raptors don't wait for their prey. They hunt them.

Hunter: Well, still, I can't believe how fast she got, Leonidas.

Maddie: Please. It was easy, easiest catch in history.

Hunter: You don't get it, do you?

Maddie: Get what?

Hunter: He wanted to be caught, which puts him in control and closer to her. Win-win.

Maddie: Whatever.

Hunter: No, not whatever. They're totally into each other. So, our avatars play nice. I was thinking that maybe you and I should --

Maddie: Look, Hunter, I am not my avatar, and neither are you. It's a game, and it doesn't change a thing with the real you and the real me, okay?

Mick: I do my homework, Ms. Ryan. I like to know about everyone attached to my projects.

Barbara: I'm not attached to anything that you're doing.

Mick: But your son and daughter-in-law are.

Barbara: So you say.

Mick: I'm surprised they haven't said, to be perfectly honest. What they're enabling me to do is truly exciting. Could change the world.

Barbara: A project that could change the world. And my son is financing it.

Mick: I'm having lunch with Paul and Emily, kind of a celebration. Maybe you could join us.

Barbara: I tell you what, I'd like a couple of minutes alone to speak to my son, so if you don't mind.

Mick: Of course.

Barbara: If your father's money is burning such a colossal hole in your pocket, why don't you just set it on fire and be done with it?

Jack: Molly, you got to let it go.

Molly: "Congressman Whitman asserted. Molly Conlon appeared to be an able anchorwoman prior to last night. She apparently is in the middle of some kind of psychotic break." Damn him! "She unfortunately suffered a nervous breakdown on air. There is no truth to her statements whatsoever. In fact, my wife and I like to get our news from more reputable sources, where the reporters are actually vetted before they're allowed to spew their lies to the public."

Jack: Okay, all right. I'm sorry.

Molly: Oh, my God! I'm the laughingstock! This man has managed to ruin me and dump me all in one day!

Jack: He's a lying pig and it's not worth it. As for your career, you'll bounce back. You always do.

Molly: Like you would, Dudley-do-right? Come on, Jack. When's the last time you ever made a mistake at work?

Jack: Not too long ago, and it was a lot more than a mistake.

Molly: Really? Yeah. What did you do, forget to file a report on time?

Jack: Okay, enough. Let's just get in the car.

Molly: Where are you taking me, the island of misfit TV anchors or something?

Jack: I'll tell you on the way.

[Horn honks]

[Engine turns over]

Carly: Hi. I'm looking for Molly Conlon. I'm Carly Tenney.

Man: Oh, Molly's not here.

Carly: Oh. Well, is she out on assignment or -- you can tell me. I'm her cousin. I'm not some crazy stalker person. When is Molly due back?

Man: Ms. Conlon no longer works here.

Carly: What? Seriously? Since when?

Man: She was fired yesterday during the broadcast. She's Molly's cousin.

Carly: Why was she fired?

Man: Come with me, and I'll show you.

Molly: I just can't believe it. Here I am going on and on about my problems like a whiny 12-year-old when I should be taking care of you.

Jack: Molly, I'm fine.

Molly: You are so not. God, Jack, who would be?

Jack: Well, to tell you the truth, it's been nice not to focus on myself these last few days.

Molly: I just can't believe it took me yelling at you about how perfect you are for you to finally tell me about your brother.

Jack: I just don't talk about it that much.

Molly: Is that why you left Oakdale?

Jack: I'm looking for Simon, Molly.

Molly: So you say. But just why, in the middle of everything, would you go on some undercover art-theft investigation?

Jack: It's more than that. I need Simon. Who. Whoa!

Molly: Aah! Oh, my God, Jack! Jack. Oh, my God!

Jack: It's okay. I got it.

Molly: Aah!

[Brakes squeal]

Jack: That was interesting.

Molly: What the hell just happened?

Barbara: Okay, now. Let me get this straight. A man you have never heard of or met before tells you he has this snake oil or cream or lotion to make people younger. Not only do you believe him but you agree to back and finance his scientific breakthrough with gobs and gobs of your money.

Emily: Mick's research is totally documented and unbelievably promising.

Barbara: Is it?

Emily: It is! I mean, look, even if it doesn't turn out to be a complete success, isn't it incredible to be part of something that could -- I don't know. It could change the world, Barbara!

Barbara: Have you picked up a stray microchip or something? Because your brain is not functioning anymore!

Paul: I don't want this money! I told you that. At least this way I might be using the money to do some good.

Mick: Excuse me. I hope you don't mind, but I've been watching the family dynamic from a distance.

Barbara: I believe it's called eavesdropping.

Mick: No. I didn't hear a word you said, but I gleaned a lot from the body language. I think we should postpone lunch and I can demonstrate the effects of my research for your mother, Paul.

Paul: That's okay. I don't need my mother to sign a permission slip for me. I'm in. We're both in. Emily and I are both in.

Mick: But wouldn't it be easier if you had the support of another family member, someone you obviously trust?

Barbara: Don't hold your breath.

Mick: Please, come with me. If I'm wrong, I won't interfere again. I promise. Ms. Ryan?

Casey: I don't know if I care that you're dating someone else. I guess it's just like a morbid curiosity.

Alison: Okay. I don't want to fight with you every time I run in to you, Casey. We used to be friends.

Casey: That kind of went hand in hand with having hooked up.

Alison: You don't really believe that.

Casey: What, Alison? You think we can be friends even though we're not together anymore? What kind of fantasy world do you live in? Maddie, hey.

Maddie: Hey. Well, this is good luck.

Casey: Yeah. I can say the same thing. Are you off some where or can you come back with me to my house?

Maddie: I have nowhere to go.

Casey: Okay, let's go.

Maddie: Okay.

Alison: It's nice to see you. And hey, Maddie, congrats on getting in to Oakdale U.

Maddie: Thanks.

Alison: You look worse than I feel, and that is saying something.

Hunter: Do you know that virtual game world I mess around in?

Alison: Pantheon? What? Did someone take your light saber or something?

Hunter: Ha ha. Very funny.

Alison: Sorry.

Hunter: It's just -- okay, Maddie's avatar is really into my avatar in the game, but, well, in reality, I'm kind of striking out.

Alison: Back up a second. You're interested in Maddie now?

Hunter: Well, mostly I'm doing it for you.

Alison: Me?

Hunter: If I can get Maddie interested in me and away from Casey, then maybe you and he can get back together. What? That's what you want, isn't it?

Alison: Did I ask for your help?

Hunter: No, but --

Alison: Well, what is this, Hunter? What -- what in the world do you think you're doing?

Molly: Jack, I've had this car a year and never once has it started just swerving around.

Jack: Well, never once has someone drained your brake fluid.

Molly: What?

Jack: It's dry as a bone in there.

Molly: Excuse me?

Jack: Somebody messed with it. Do you think maybe congressman blowhard had something to do with this?

Molly: Silas wants to kill me?

Jack: Or send you a very clear message.

Molly: Yeah, "Drop it and get rid of the sex tape."

Jack: And quit talking about the affair from now on.

Molly: Oh, God. What am I gonna do?

Jack: You have friends in the precincts around here, don't you? A close friend, not that close, who might be able to bend the rules for you a little bit?

Molly: Joe.

Jack: Joe?

Molly: Yeah. He's a really nice guy.

Jack: All right. Well, let's go talk to this Joe, 'cause I got an idea, but we're gonna need backup.

Molly: Working hard to pass himself off as the family-values candidate, when, in fact, he's been having an illicit affair with a certain New York city anchorwoman. That would be me, Molly Conlon.

Carly: Oh, boy, Molly. You should have thought that one through. Okay, I get it. So, I don't suppose you'd give me her home address even though I'm her cousin?

Man: You can ask the H.R. department.

Carly: Jack was right. You do need me. But where are you guys?

Molly: Joe Rayburn, Jack Snyder. Jack's an old friend.

Joe: Nice to meet you.

Jack: You as well, Officer.

Joe: So, I saw your broadcast last night.

Molly: Joe, don't start. This is serious.

Jack: Someone drained her brake fluid.

Joe: You kidding me?

Jack: I checked it myself.

Joe: You think it was the congressman? We're gonna need more than just the two of you saying so.

Molly: Joe, Jack's a cop.

Joe: I had a feeling.

Jack: I know you can't go after the guy based on what we're talking about right now, but we could sure use your help getting the proof that he was the one that did this to Molly.

Molly: And you.

Jack: Yeah, okay. And me.

Joe: Short of him confessing, how are we gonna prove anything?

Jack: Exactly. So, will you help us get him to do that?

Maddie: I like the game because it makes me feel like I have control over my decisions.

Casey: You do have control over your own decisions in real life, Maddie.

Maddie: Not like that. You don't get it.

Casey: No, I get it. You're into this online fantasy world thing.

Maddie: And you think its weird.

Casey: No! No, I don't think its weird. I just think it's an excuse to check out.

Maddie: Casey, I'm not checking out. I'm escaping just for a little while.

Casey: Well, yeah, I'd like to escape, too, but just not in front of a computer screen.

Maddie: Says the former online gambler.

Casey: Oh!

Maddie: So, okay, well, then, what do you do to escape? Run, go to the gym, watch football?

Casey: Yeah, yeah, sometimes.

Maddie: Yeah? How about this?

Hunter: I'm not trying to mess up your love life, Ali, I'm just trying to help.

Alison: You think I would get back with Casey if Maddie was with you?

Hunter: You wouldn't?

Alison: And that's the only reason you're doing this bonehead thing? You don't even like Casey!

Hunter: Well --

Alison: No! Well, nothing! You were always on me to break up with him! This is nuts, and this doesn't even sound like you at all! Oh, don't tell me.

Hunter: Okay, I won't.

Alison: Emily put you up to this? Oh, for the love of -- I am going to kill her!

Mick: Barbara, would you be willing for me to apply some of the ointment to your skin?

Barbara: And what? I wait ten seconds and all of a sudden I'm 27 again?

Mick: It takes a bit longer than that, and this is a particularly weak form of the drug, so it would take far longer to see results.

Barbara: I thought I was coming up here to look at research, not be your own personal guinea pig.

Mick: I would love for you to try it.

Barbara: And what is it, coconut oil and carrot juice?

Mick: May I? Now, as I said, don't expect any overnight miracles.

Barbara: I wouldn't dream of it.

Mick: What the continued research is going to do is allow us to make the essential ingredients more easily assimilated into the bloodstream.

Barbara: You're talking about injectable.

Mick: Yes, I am. If you inject the formula directly into the bloodstream, the bloodstream is the direct conduit to the cells and cellular rejuvenation, as well. It's huge. It's far more than the topical improvement you can expect from this ointment.

Barbara: And why, pray tell, has this nectar from the fountain of youth not been marketed before?

Emily: Well, because there's been no human study.

Paul: Yeah, until that happens, I don't think the FDA is gonna approve any of this.

Mick: Would you consider volunteering for the clinical trial?

Paul: Okay, Mick. You know what? My mother is not the right fit for you, 'cause she has some health concerns.

Mick: There are no known side effects. We're very confident.

Barbara: I can see that you are.

Mick: And there would be the added benefit for you, personally.

Barbara: Which would be?

Mick: Cell rejuvenation is thought to be a natural preventative for the recurrence of cancer.

Barbara: How would you know that I had cancer?

Jack: Thanks for getting the tow so fast for us, Joe.

Joe: Friends in high places. I checked the brake line when we had the car dumped over here. You were right.

Molly: Jack's always right.

Jack: No, I'm not, Molly. Listen, you sure you're ready for this?

Molly: Yes, let's fry this lying creep. Oh, my God! There he is, right on time. That man never changes a thing about his routine, where he eats, how he --

Jack: Okay, go.

Molly: Okay, all right. I'm good. I got it.

Jack: And we'll come get you if it gets out of hand.

Molly: It won't. Surprised you, didn't I? Don't worry, don't worry, don't worry. I'm not gonna make a scene. I got that out of my system last night. Oh, and props to you, by the way, for your quote to the press on how you never liked my show. Cherry on top of your denial Sunday.

Whitman: What do you want, Molly?

Molly: I want to talk. I figure after everything that's happened between us, even though you're denying that it did happen, you owe me at least that much. Come on, Silas. Don't be an even bigger jackass than you've already been. No, no. Too public. You don't want to risk anybody seeing us together or let alone hearing the truth, do you? My car, see it? It's over there. Yeah, if you go get in really quick, nobody will even notice.

Jack: He's balking. He doesn't want to get in.

Molly: Why don't we hop in and take a drive to that fabulous cabin, the one on the edge of the cliff that you have to drive around a windy, windy, sheer drop of a road to get to? What's wrong, Silas? Cat got your tongue? What's the worry? It's not like I'm gonna kill you or anything. Get in the car, damn it!

Carly: Molly! Hey! What good luck!

Molly: Hey!

Jack: Carly.

Joe: Who the hell is Carly?

Jack: It's my ex-wife.

Joe: What's she doing here? She's gonna ruin everything.

Jack: Yeah, she's here because I asked her to come for Molly, but as usual, her timing's just a bit off.

Carly: Molly, I heard what happened. This really sucks.

Molly: I am so sorry, Honey, but I can't get in to this right-- hey! Coward, don't you walk away from me.

Carly: Molly, what is going on? Hey! You watch it with her! Who is this bozo?

Molly: Carly, please don't get in the middle of this.

Carly: Wait a minute. Is this --

Jack: Hey, there, beautiful. Long time no see.

Molly: Now get in the car or I will scream bloody murder, and you know I can. So, whether I look like a fool or you do, it's not gonna help your case that you don't know me, let alone --

Whitman: Fine, but we are not driving anywhere.

Molly: Sure, Hon. Whatever you say.

Emily: You know, if Barbara's health is too precarious, I would be more than willing to step up to --

Paul: Mick, look. I'm willing to back this project, but you cannot use my family as guinea pigs.

Emily: No, but I actually think I'm a great candidate.

Paul: Emily.

Emily: Can we go talk about it?

Mick: You know, at a certain age, every woman wants to look younger, and looking younger means having younger lovers who stick around.

Barbara: Are you presuming to know something about my personal life? Don't be rude! Don't turn away from me just because you don't want to answer my question! [Sneezes]

Mick: I forgot I have an appointment. Let me know if you have any reaction to the ointment, and tell Paul and Emily that we will have lunch at a later date.

Paul: What just happened?

Barbara: I haven't the foggiest.

Alison: What is it with her? Can you tell me that? Why is Emily so impossibly incapable of staying out of my life? The next time she asks you to do anything other than get her a cup of coffee, you just tell her no.

Hunter: I'm sorry, Ali. God. I wanted to help.

Alison: I know that. I'm sorry. I get that. And I'm sorry that I'm going off on you for Emily's stupid, stupid idea. It's just I was already upset enough when I came in here, and that just pushed me over the edge.

Hunter: Why? What happened when you came in here?

Alison: I saw Casey, and then Maddie came out, and they left together.

Hunter: Oh, great.

Alison: No. It's okay. I mean, Casey and I are done. I have to get used to running in to him and seeing him with other girls.

Hunter: Sorry.

Alison: Don't be. Seriously, I'm fine.

Maddie: What?

Casey: I know I should have stopped saying this four years ago, but my parents could walk in any minute.

Maddie: Casey, this isn't the first time we've done this.

Casey: I know. Just, stuff has been different between my mom and my dad since Adam came and went. You know, I just don't need to be in a fight with them right now.

Maddie: Okay, yeah. No, I get it. Maybe this means you should get your own place.

Casey: I want to, but I just really can't afford it right now.

Maddie: You can get a roommate.

Casey: I don't know anyone who really wants --

Maddie: I meant me.

Casey: You?

Maddie: Relax. Put your eyes back in your head. I'm not asking for a ring. I just figured we could split the rent.

Casey: I don't have a job, Maddie.

Maddie: Yeah, so, get one. I mean, what's your other option, living here with mommy and daddy for the rest of your life?

Carly: Jack, what the heck? Who are you?

Joe: I'm Joe.

Jack: And you almost ruined a sting op.

Carly: What? Holy moly! Was that jerk the guy that Molly outed on TV last night?

Joe: She's working it. Hold on.

[Engine turns over]

Molly: Okay, and away we go. Oh, wow. See? Lookie there. Child-proof locks. I had those put in just for you.

Whitman: You said we did not have to drive anywhere.

Molly: Yeah, well, I lied.

Whitman: Molly --

Molly: Yes, lover? Is there something you want to say before we go careening off into the New York sunset?

Whitman: I had someone tamper with the brakes to scare you quiet.

Molly: Well, okay, then. You're free to go, big guy. I got everything I need to know.

Jack: Hi.

Whitman: Excuse me?

Jack: We're the police. Guess what?

Molly: Don't even bother with a story, Silas. We got the whole thing on tape.

Joe: Nice and clear, too.

Molly: Oh, excellent. I love good audio.

Whitman: This is entrapment.

Jack: No. Actually, it's evidence. Joe?

Joe: You're under arrest. You have the right to remain silent.

Molly: Oh, God. That felt good.

Carly: Molly!

Molly: Oh! And this feels even better!

Carly: So, am I forgiven for almost ruining your whole sting operation?

Molly: Yes, you're forgiven. Of course you're forgiven. So, do you think the charges are gonna stick, Jack? Really?

Jack: I really do, really. So, did you come here to find him?

Carly: Yeah, only after he told me you needed me.

Molly: You did that?

Jack: Was I wrong?

Molly: No. But I'm surprised that you'd want to help.

Carly: Why? Look, Molly, I've really been through the ringer the last few months, so believe me when I tell you I am in no position to judge anybody. And you're family, you know, so let's just -- let's just move past it, okay? Hey, I'm sorry.

Molly: No, it's not you. I mean it is you. You've been so great and everything. It's just, it's everything. I've lost a lot in the last 24 hours, and then, of course, the man that I thought that I was gonna be with tried to -- well, he wanted to kill me, and Jack right along with me.

Carly: He did?

Jack: I was driving her car when the brakes went out.

Molly: He was. Saved my life. I don't know what I would have done if you hadn't come looking for Simon Frasier.

Carly: Simon Frasier?

Molly: You know what? I'm gonna go have my little meltdown in private. I'll be back.

Carly: So, catch me up, 'cause I'm really confused.

Alison: Hey. Wait! Wow, that is quite a gusher you got going on there, Mick.

Mick: Actually, it's fake blood.

Alison: That doesn't look fake to me.

Mick: Can't fool a pro, huh? Guess this is not a good time for me to ask you out.

Alison: Kind of, no. Listen, look, let's get you some ice and some packing and stop the bleeding, okay? Here, come in here. Okay, listen. I'm gonna get you a resident and then I'll be right back, okay?

Mick: Appreciate it.

Alison: That's my job. And I owe you.

Paul: We should have just stayed here and had lunch.

Barbara: Why?

Paul: Why? Because Mick is a weirdo.

Emily: He's not a weirdo. He's -- he's quirky. Most geniuses are a little quirky.

Paul: Genius? I think I'll wait before I start calling him a genius.

Emily: Well, I wouldn't wait too long, because people like Mick don't come along. They come along once in a blue moon. And you know what? We're lucky he came to us. We are. And you know what? It's your turn. Go ahead. Go ahead. Tell me I'm gullible and stupid and I'm wasting Paul's inheritance on a risky business.

Barbara: Emily.

Emily: What?

Barbara: Please shut up.

Paul: Wait a minute.

Barbara: Emily, I came back here to tell you that I have decided to support you in this decision, not try to argue you out of it.

Paul: What?

Barbara: Yes, I've decided that I will allow Mick to use me in his clinical study.

Paul: Mother?

Barbara: Don't try to argue with me. You brought this man into our lives, and now I want to make sure that he is who and what he says he is.

Alison: We'll probably have to cauterize it, but that'll only hurt for a little, okay?

Mick: That's good.

Alison: Keep the ice pack right here, and I'm gonna try to rustle you up a doctor. Casey, whoa. What are you doing here?

Casey: What did you do to him?

Alison: He has a nosebleed.

Casey: I see that. Isn't that kind of weird?

Alison: No, but you being here is.

Casey: Oh, I heard they lifted the hiring freeze, so I was seeing if I could get my old job back.

Alison: Oh, I wouldn't know. Try H.R.

Jack: What are you confused about?

Carly: You. I thought you called me to help out Molly so you could go home to your wife and children. Come on, Jack. You've done well. You helped Molly and Mike and Ben Franklin. Gotham is safe again. You can go home.

Jack: I'm not on a superhero mission, no matter what you all think.

Carly: I don't care what anybody thinks. I know what you're doing.

Jack: You sure about that?

Carly: You're trying to redeem yourself for what happened to brad.

Jack: Nothing happened to Brad. I killed him, Carly. I shot my own brother.

Carly: I cannot imagine how you feel, but I know that running away won't fix it. Your family needs you, Jack.

Jack: I'm not ready yet. I'm just -- I'm just not. There's things I have to do.

Carly: Like what?

Jack: Like find Simon for Katie.

Carly: What does that mean, find Simon for Katie?

Jack: Man, you are all over me. What a mistake it was calling you, huh?

Carly: Is that what this is? Is that why you went to see Mike, for Katie?

Jack: I'm not interested in your analysis, all right? This is my business, and these are my decisions.

Carly: So, what do you think you're gonna do if you do find Simon?

Jack: I'll cross that bridge when I get to it.

Carly: Are you gonna try to get him to go back to Oakdale for Katie? Because I'm telling you, that's crazy. She hasn't been with him for a long time, Jack. She just lost her husband. She misses Brad, not Simon, not Mike.

Jack: I'm doing this, Carly, no matter how much you talk about how I shouldn't. I'm doing it. So save your breath.

Carly: Okay. I hear you. I won't fight you. I know I can. But you're not doing it alone.

Jack: Oh, I am doing it alone.

Carly: Not anymore. If you're gonna go back out on the road to look for Simon, I'm coming with you.

Paul: Can I ask you a quick question?

Barbara: Sure.

Paul: Did I miss something?

Barbara: When?

Paul: Well, before you said that we were crazy to sink our money into Mick's project, and now you're volunteering to be his own personal guinea pig.

Barbara: I think that Mick wanted to give me a demonstration of his lotion because he wanted me to understand that the formula was sound and that your investment in it was sound.

Paul: He rubbed some cream on your face and you did a 180.

Emily: Paul, gift horse, mouth, stop.

Barbara: It's okay, Emily. I'm skeptical, as well. I just want to make sure that Paul's investments are in a good place, and, you know, if this formula turns out to be real, we will all be obscenely rich and look younger, too.

Emily: Barbara, I say this cautiously -- thank you.

Barbara: Emily, I say this cautiously -- you're welcome. But let's get this straight. If this Mick turns out to be full of it, I'll have his head on a platter.

Alison: Well, it looks like the bleeding stopped, Mick.

Mick: Thanks to you.

Alison: And my ice pack. Um, I'm sorry that I haven't been able to get a resident in here yet to see you. It's just been swamped out there.

Mick: Actually, I'm gonna take off.

Alison: Oh, Mick, I mean I know we've been joking around a lot, and you do kind of rank high on the good-patient roster so far with your attitude, but, I mean, a nosebleed like that, it could be nothing, but it also could indicate something serious.

Mick: I promise you, I'm fine.

Alison: Just talk to a resident, okay. I just spoke to him, and he said he would as soon as he could.

Mick: I mean it. I'm okay.

Alison: Well, I mean it, too. You do need to see a doctor.

Mick: Sorry. I have to go.

Alison: I think this is a mistake, Mick.

Mick: I think we all make them, Alison.

Maddie: Oh, hello.

Casey: Hello. Lunch.

Maddie: You sure you want to go to the hospital and talk to the people about your job with onion breath?

Casey: Nice, nice. And I already did that.

Maddie: Oh, good. How did it go?

Casey: Well, I filled out the papers I needed with Human Resources, and they're gonna get back to me.

Maddie: Good, but why did you do that?

Casey: What do you mean?

Maddie: Well, I mean, you could have your job back this afternoon if you talk to the right people, like your grandfather.

Casey: Yeah. I didn't want to do that.

Maddie: Why not?

Casey: What is this? Why are you grilling me?

Maddie: I'm not. I don't know. I was just wondering, if you could take a shortcut, why not?

Casey: I didn't want to.

Maddie: Okay.

Casey: Okay.

Maddie: Okay. Do you have plans tonight?

Casey: Not sure, really.

Maddie: 'Cause I was thinking, my brother is going out for the night, and we can have the whole place to ourselves, you know. Don't have to worry about parents walking in on us like we did this afternoon.

Casey: Can we do that another time?

Maddie: Yeah.

Casey: I was just remembering, I told my parents that I would stick around tonight.

Maddie: No, it's fine. Not a problem.

Casey: Cool. Yeah, I'll see you soon. I mean I'll call you tomorrow.

Maddie: "Welcome. Ladyhawke greets you."

Hunter: Welcome, Ladyhawke. Leonidas has been waiting for you.

Jack: Just stay here for a while. Molly needs you. I did my part. Now it's your turn.

Carly: Look, I came to new York because you told me to and because Molly needed me, but I really came to see you, Jack, to get you to go home.

Jack: Yeah, you've been clear on that, Carly, but I'm not -- I'm not going.

Carly: Fine. Then why won't you let me help you find Simon?

Jack: Because that's not your problem!

Carly: No, you're right. It isn't my problem. None of it is my problem. But I happen to care about you. So, why won't you let me help you?

Jack: There's nothing for you to do. Why -- why is it you can't hear that?

Carly: How many times have you come to my rescue, Jack? Answer me that.

Jack: That's not the same thing.

Carly: The hell it isn't. I fought you every time you tried to help me, and you kept coming back. Please let me return the favor. Say something.

Jack: Molly needs you.

Carly: Oh, would you stop with that already? Mol needs a new job and a man who isn't married. You need me.

Jack: Okay, all right. Aside from keeping an eye on me and telling me every hour that I should be going home, what could you possibly do for me while I'm on the road looking for Simon Frasier?

Carly: I know how he works. I was on the run with him once, remember? So I know a lot more than you do about how he moves around when he doesn't want to be found. So, you see how helpful I can be?

Jack: No, no way. I'm not letting you anywhere near the guy.

Carly: Oh, is that what this is about? Jack, you don't want me to see Simon.

Jack: I don't care. I don't care if you see Simon or Mike or the entire Giants front line. You're not coming with me, Carly. Here -- coffee's on me.

Carly: Jack! Don't you stomp off on me!

Jack: I'm not stomping. I'm moving on.

Carly: Jack!

Jack: Carly, thank you. Thank you very much for coming, and thank you for not quite wrecking the sting, and thank you for caring about me. Please leave me alone. Seriously.

Molly: Is he coming back?

Carly: I don't think so.

Molly: So, he would just leave like that without saying goodbye?

Carly: Looks like it.

Molly: Where's he going?

Carly: I don't know. But I'll tell you one thing, I'm sure as hell gonna find out.

On the next "As the World Turns" --

Katie: We're gonna have a sťance.

Man: He says he wants you to move on with your life, wants someone new.

Katie: Aah!

Holden: If Damian's moving in, I'm moving the kids out.

Luke: What's wrong.

Noah: I can't see anything!

Lily: What are you asking me?

Damian: I have done something horrible, but my intentions were good. Would you forgive me?

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