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As The World Turns Transcript Wednesday 12/9/09

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Simon: You want some more coffee?

Katie: No thanks. It will keep me up, and Jacob does a pretty good job of that on his own.

Simon: Why do you keep looking at me like that?

Katie: Making lunch, doing the dishes --

Simon: Is that wrong? Am I doing something wrong?

Katie: Well, I just don't recall you being so helpful when we were married.

Simon: Then it's long overdue. I'm just here to help you, remember?

Katie: I think I'm gonna go out.

Simon: Yeah?

Katie: Yeah.

Simon: That's a great idea. What, uh -- where are you off to?

Katie: Oh, just walk around town. Jacob and I can look at the Christmas decorations.

Simon: That is a great idea. I'm glad you feel up to it. I wish I could come with you.

Katie: You canít.

Simon: I know? I mean, I don't want to chance another run-in with your, uh, gun-toting sister.

[Katie chuckles]

[Simon gasps]

Katie: Bye.

Simon: Later. Yeah, have -- have fun.

Katie: We will.

Simon: Bye.

[Door closes]

Simon: All right, Brad, is that -- is that your plan? You think you're pretty clever, don't you? Is that your plan? What's that, to -- to scald me, send me to the E.R. and get me arrested?

Brad: Got that right, Aussie. Go ahead. Dump the coffee. I'll find some other way to get you arrested and away from my wife.

Margo: What? What's the matter? What's wrong? What?

Katie: Well, and hello to you, too. I can't come say hi to my sister? You've been bugging me about getting out and getting my mind off of Brad, so Jacob and I were out for a walk. Is that okay?

Margo: Oh, yeah, yeah! I'm so glad you walked my way. Of course, you can't walk, can you?

Katie: And I was thinking about some other things I could do to, you know, to keep busy.

Margo: Oh, good. You come up with anything?

Katie: Yeah. I'm thinking about writing another book.

Margo: Oh. That -- that's nice. What about?

Katie: I don't know. Something about Simon.

Simon: I'm on to you, Brad, but I'm not gonna let you spook Katie. You're definitely not gonna spook me.

[Knock on door]

[Simon gasps]

[Brad laughs]

Brad: You seem pretty freaked out to me, Bud.

Henry: Simon, it's me.

Simon: What are you doing here?

Brad: That's what I would like to know, you traitor.

Henry: I, uh -- I wanted to thank you for going to bat for me with Katie, getting her to drop the restraining order.

Simon: Yeah, sure. No worries. Anytime.

Brad: Your bud's not too, uh, talkative. Someone's creeping him out.

Henry: You know, I -- I saw Katie leave, but, uh, it sounded like you were talking to somebody in here.

[Simon sniffs]

Simon: Man, you are not gonna believe me if I tell you.

Henry: Try me.

Simon: You got to keep an open mind about this. I'm not going bonkers.

Henry: All right.

Simon: But I think Brad's here, in this room, right now.

Henry: You know about the ghost, too!

Maddie: Hi, Hunter. Oh!

Hunter: Maddie, I am so sorry. Are you okay?

Maddie: No, no, I'm fine.

Hunter: Do -- do you want an ice pack?

Maddie: No, no, no. I don't think that's necessary. [Maddie gasps] Oh.

Hunter: So, uh -- here to see me?

Maddie: No. I'm here to audition for the online newspaper, the blog about romance.

Hunter: Oh, that, yeah.

Maddie: Okay. You haven't read any of the samples that I sent over, have you? No. It's okay. That's fine. Not a problem. Here, sit down. I uploaded some things onto my website. It's -- it's a video on my website. Are you gonna look at it?

Hunter: Sure.

Maddie: Okay. It's, uh, my website, and then forward backslash, romance. Hunter, are you listening to me? Hunter?

Hunter: Yes? Oh! Maddie, I am so sorry.

Maddie: Oh, no. [Maddie laughs] No, no. It's fine.

Hunter: Here, let me see your nose.

Maddie: Don't touch me, don't touch me. Please. Where's the ice pack?

Hunter: Kitchen.

Maddie: Okay.

Casey: Yeah, this is it. This is definitely by the road. I remember that weird-looking tree.

Alison: That's because we passed it three times, Casey. We're just going in circles. It's gonna be getting dark soon.

Casey: Yeah, and my feet are freezing.

Alison: Freezing, or numb?

Casey: Well, they're just --

Alison: Because, you know, numbness and lack of sensitivity -- those are really bad signs.

Casey: Signs of what?

Alison: You have about 30 minutes before your feet turn black and fall off.

Casey: What? [Alison laughs] You're ridic --

Alison: Gotcha!

Casey: You are -- oh, you're gonna pay for that.

Barbara: Mick, I'm ready for you to work some more of your magic on me.

[Mick snaps fingers]

Mick: Paul? Don't worry. This will only take a minute, and you won't remember a thing. Try and relax, Paul. Don't want to leave a visible mark. That's good. Just a little bit more.

Emily: Paul, I'm home. Paul, are you upstairs?

Mick: Come on. Thataboy. Hello, Emily.

Emily: Hi. So, has my husband given you another check yet?

Mick: We were just getting around to that.

Emily: Good. You okay? You look weird.

Paul: You look beautiful.

Emily: Stop trying to distract me. What -- why are you only wearing one shoe?

Paul: I don't know.

[Paul laughs]

Mick: I think that's my fault. I was explaining about this healing technique that I learned from a monk in Peru. But apparently, all I managed to do was put him to sleep.

Paul: I fell asleep?

[Emily laughs]

Emily: I'm sorry. You know what? It's not your fault. He's had a rough day micromanaging my healthcare, haven't you?

Mick: Well, there's nothing to worry about now.

Emily: Yes, but there's much to celebrate, right? Your success, my lower hormone levels, and, of course, the future baby I know we're gonna have thanks to you.

Paul: Celebrate -- we were gonna have a glass of scotch to celebrate. I'm sorry I zonked out.

Emily: Can we do champagne instead, Babe?

Paul: Of course.

Emily: Great.

Mick: None for me, thanks. I have to get back to work.

Paul: Did I -- did I give you the -- the check for the additional research?

Mick: No. You can write me a bigger check after you celebrate. And you, enjoy that champagne while you can.

Emily: I will.

Mick: You're gonna be pregnant soon.

Emily: Oh, thanks. Bye.

Maddie: Why don't you e-mail me when you figure out what's going on with the job?

Hunter: Maddie, you got the job.

Maddie: I do?

Hunter: Yeah, on a trial basis.

Maddie: I'm gonna be published? Like, my byline is gonna be on a real newspaper?

Hunter: An online newspaper.

Maddie: Well, that's all anybody reads anymore. This is amazing! Thank you.

Hunter: So, you want to maybe grab a coffee at Java to discuss the job?

Maddie: What I'd like to do is take a look at the newspaper's format so I can make sure that I have the right parameters for everything.

Hunter: Yeah, we can do that. Then maybe afterward, we get a coffee.

Maddie: Actually, I'm meeting Casey at Al's later.

Hunter: Right.

Maddie: Look, Hunter, I'm really grateful for the shot you're giving me, but you do realize I'm dating Casey, right?

Hunter: I understand --

Maddie: Okay.

Hunter: -- Perfectly.

[Casey babbles]

Alison: I'm not taking it back! No, stop!

Casey: You have to apologize. Not until you apologize.

Alison: Okay, I'm sorry! I'm sorry! Man, I forgot how gullible you are.

Casey: And I forgot how easily you cave to tickling.

Alison: I didn't cave!

[Cell phone ringing]

Alison: Oh, my God. Cell reception! We're rescued.

Casey: Great!

Alison: But I can't see who this is. Hello?

Hunter: I am so out of my league with Maddie. I try to get close to her, and everything I do backfires. Alison, I almost broke her nose.

Alison: Hunter, is that you? I can only hear like ever other word you're saying. Did you say you broke your nose?

Hunter: What's wrong with your phone?

Alison: Can you hear me? We're -- Casey and I are lost in the woods.

Hunter: Did you say "Lost"? Lost where?

Alison: If you can hear me, we're about a mile past the Old Mill, okay? We're parked just off the highway. You'll see Casey's car.

Hunter: Alison? Alison, you're breaking up. I can barely hear you. Alison?

Maddie: Is something going on?

Hunter: Yeah. I wouldn't worry about meeting Casey anytime soon. Apparently, he and Alison are lost in the woods.

Maddie: What?

Hunter: Don't bother. I tried three times, and I could still barely hear Alison.

Maddie: We have to find them.

[Hunter sighs]

Hunter: I am working on it. The sun will be going down soon. It's gonna get cold. If they're smart, they'll realize that the best way to stay warm is to utilize each other's body heat.

Maddie: Thanks a lot. That's really the image I want in my head.

Simon: Man, I thought Katie was imagining seeing things when she thought Brad was floating around.

Henry: No, no, no. He's for real.

Simon: Yeah, real pain in the -- you know what the guy's been trying to do to me? He's been trying to lead the police to me. All right. Whoa, whoa, whoa. Wait a second. Yeah, he was the one who set that burglar alarm off, wasn't he?

Henry: Yeah, yeah. I took the fall for it because I didn't want to upset Katie.

Simon: Well, Mate, it wasn't you that upset her. He did!

Brad: You want a piece of me? Bring it.

Henry: Brad's a good guy, okay? He just doesn't want to leave Katie because he loves her.

Brad: You got that right. Hands off my wife.

Simon: Right. You know what a good guy he is? He's tried to scald me with hot coffee.

Henry: Oh, please tell me you didn't do that!

Simon: Wait a second, Mate. Wait. Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. You can talk to him? You can see him?

Henry: Yeah. It seems like I'm the only one that can. He's standing right next to you with a very stern look on his face.

Simon: Brad, can you hear me?

Brad: I'm dead, not deaf.

Simon: No disrespect, Brad. But if you really want to help her, Mate, you'll leave her alone.

Brad: Who does this guy think he is?

Simon: Listen, I'm sure you've heard her crying herself to sleep at night.

Brad: What?

Simon: But do you know how worried she is at the moment, how scared she is about making mistakes with the baby, of moving on with her life?

Brad: Tell him to shut up.

Simon: Okay, now, she has told me how much you love her, how you gave your life for her. But save her again, Mate, please. If you truly love her, leave her alone. Oh, this is ridiculous. Am I getting through to him? Is he still here?

Brad: Tell this guy that if he doesn't stay away from Katie, I will find a way to push him under a bus.

Simon: Yeah, I saw that. He said something to you. What did he say? What did he say?

Henry: Brad is a little resistant to the idea of leaving Katie.

Brad: Tell him that he's a criminal, thief and liar, and he's a bad influence on my son.

Henry: What? Come on! Jacob's only been alive for a couple of weeks. How can he be a bad influence on him?

Brad: Tell him!

Henry: He thinks you're a bad influence.

Simon: Well, he's got a point there. What else?

Brad: And that he's putting the moves on Katie.

Henry: Have you been putting the moves on Katie?

Simon: The moves? I have not been. Please. Is that what he said? I have not!

Brad: Oh, you want her back. Admit it.

Henry: Look, we all want what's best for Katie, so let's just figure out what that is and make it work. [Laughs]

Simon: Fine with me. That's exactly what I want -- the best for Katie. Is that cool with the ghost of Christmas past?

Brad: Tell Dundee I said forget it.

Henry: Brad thinks that's a great idea. So let's all make Katie happy.

Simon: All right.

Katie: I don't know. I just started thinking what if, for example, Simon just showed up back in Oakdale.

Margo: Hmm. He'd just be arrested.

Katie: Well, obviously, I would have to figure out how to get him out of the legal trouble. And that would be hard for him to do, right?

Margo: Well, if it's just a book, we could figure out some way to drop the charges somehow.

Katie: Could that happen?

Margo: Yeah.

Katie: Charges be dropped, and he could just go free?

Margo: Sure. If it's fiction, anything can happen. Katie, it is fiction, isn't it?

Alison: You know, maybe we should just call the police.

Casey: Yeah, and have my mom show up with sirens blaring so she can guide us out of the woods? No. Anyway, I've been having a lot of fun with you.

Alison: I've had fun, too. But, I mean, I don't think we'll like it much when it gets dark and we start freezing to death.

Casey: I think we could figure out a way to keep warm.

[Alison chuckles]

[Leaves rustling]

Alison: What was that?

Casey: It's probably just some animal.

Alison: Wait. It might be a bear.

Casey: It's not a bear.

Alison: How do you know?

Casey: Because the only bears in Illinois are the one on the football --

Alison: Hunter? Is that you?

[Casey sighs]

Alison: How did you find us?

Hunter: Well, I used, um -- I used cell triangulation to, well, triangulate your -- well, let's just say sometimes it pays to be a geek. Why are you out here?

Casey: Oh, we were just releasing our friend back into his natural habitat.

Alison: An eight-legged friend.

Hunter: Okay, well, if you have to make up a story as to why you're here, well, just donít. My car's this way.

Casey: It's hard to believe we went through all this trouble for a spider.

Alison: Yeah, but I'm kinda glad we did.

Casey: I'm kind of sad we're going back into civilization.

Alison: Casey, we had fun, but nothing's changed.

Casey: Ali --

Alison: No. You're dating Maddie, and I shouldn't have to remind you of that.

Emily: Here's to making a baby.

Paul: I still want you going to the ob-gyn.

Emily: I just got checked.

Paul: Well, I would like for you to continue to get checked.

Emily: I will. Is this why you had to take a power nap today? Are you sitting up at night, worrying about little old me?

Paul: Maybe.

Emily: Paul, I'm fine. Oh, I'm better than fine. Mick's treatments are actually making me healthier. I can feel it. And you heard what my doctor said. My FS -- FSH levels are actually lower.

Paul: I want nothing more than for you to have my child.

[Emily sighs]

Paul: But if this gets dangerous --

Emily: It wonít.

Paul: Well, I don't want you to risk it.

Emily: Oh, there are no risks. If there are risks, we will look into it. But there won't be any risks.

Paul: I love you, and I don't ever want anything or anyone to hurt you.

Emily: Oh, Babe, I feel the exact same way about you. I do. Can we please stop talking about this and get something to eat to go with our champagne?

Paul: That sounds good. Hey, Alison, it's Paul. Listen, I'd really like to talk to you about Mick, and I would appreciate it if you didn't mention anything about this to Emily.

Barbara: Well, it's about time you got back.

Mick: Never come in here without knocking again!

Barbara: I'm sorry. The door was ajar. What's on your hands? Is that blood? You cut yourself on that vial. I'm gonna get you a towel.

Mick: Barbara, I'm fine. It's not blood, mine or anyone elseís.

Barbara: Well, thank God. I just thought the way you reacted, I thought --

Mick: Overreacted. And I apologize for that. When you walked in, it startled me. So, forgive me?

Barbara: Of course I do. It certainly looks like blood. What is that?

Mick: It's a dye that I use to stain certain chemicals so I can look at them under the microscope. Here. You have a seat. I will be with you in a minute.

Barbara: I'm glad you're back. I stopped by actually several times to see you.

Mick: Why's that?

Barbara: I was hoping that you would give me another injection.

Mick: You're pleased with the results.

Barbara: I was very pleased. I feel very confident. I've had a couple of personal setbacks lately, and I thought that maybe you would indulge me.

Mick: I will prepare the formula.

Barbara: You certainly are a mysterious young man. So guarded.

Mick: Yeah. I guess I'm just not one for small talk. Don't take it personally.

Barbara: I wonít.

Mick: Is there something else?

Barbara: I didn't realize you had such a temper.

Mick: I'm sorry. I didn't mean to scare you. I assure you that will never happen again.

Barbara: I don't scare that easily. I was married to James Stenbeck, remember?

Mick: Yes. I remember.

Henry: Brad wants to know what kind of deal you had in mind.

Brad: This is so not fair.

Simon: I tell you what. He can go first, and then we'll take it from there.

Brad: Okay, tell him I don't want him dragging Katie into anything illegal. I don't want him hitting on her. That is non-negotiable.

Henry: Okay. No illegal stuff, and no moves.

Simon: [Groans] Again with the moves. All right. Here are my terms. Brad can stay and watch over Katie from a distance, but under no circumstance -- none -- is he to try to make contact with her.

Brad: Why not?

Henry: Why not?

Simon: It's just gonna confuse and upset her further.

Henry: Oh, but if he does this, what's in it for him?

Brad: Yeah. That's just what I'm saying.

Simon: All right. In return, I will keep a strict hands-off policy with Katie for one week.

Henry: Sheesh.

Brad: A week? Get real!

Simon: After one week, Brad's to make himself scarce, and Katie and I will see what's what.

Brad: What's what? No way, no way! Not in my house! No, no, that's not gonna happen, not with this guy!

Henry: Let's talk about this.

Brad: No, there's no more talking! Katie's my wife -- mine! He can go to hell, and so can you, Henry! No more deals.

Henry: Mm. Brad's gone.

Simon: Yeah, I knew that'd get rid of him. Man, that is just weird, negotiating with a ghost.

Henry: You know, you get used to it.

Simon: Mate, how long have you been --?

Henry: What, seeing him? Right after he died.

Simon: What about Katie?

Henry: No. I tried to get her to see him, and -- and I tried to -- to help them talk to one another, but none of it works.

Simon: Why's that?

Henry: Because this wasn't meant to be. Katie should be living with the living, and Brad needs to cross over to the next life.

Simon: You need to help her see that.

Henry: I canít. She doesn't want to be around me. She still blames me for what happened. Simon, you can help her.

Simon: Well, Mate, I think I am. I mean, do you see her around? She's gone out to check out the Christmas decorations.

Henry: Wait a second. Wait. She's going out to have some fun?

Simon: Yeah.

Henry: Okay, okay, okay. You need to stay here until she's better, all right?

Simon: I ain't going anywhere.

Henry: Yeah. Simon --

Simon: Yeah.

Henry: Watch your back.

Katie: Well, I'd better get Jacob home.

Margo: Katie, Katie, about Simon --

Katie: Oh, don't worry about that. It's not like I'm gonna go off looking for him again.

Margo: Well, good, because here in the real world, Katie, if Simon did show up, he would be tied up in legal problems for years. And how interesting would that be for your book, huh?

Katie: Good point. [Katie chuckles] All right. I'll see you later. Bye.

Margo: Bye.

Alison: I guess I'll see you at work.

Casey: Yeah. I'm sure we'll run into each other again.

Alison: Bye.

Hunter: Yeah. Maddie's not gonna be in there.

Casey: How do you know what --?

Hunter: She told me about your date. Are you falling in love with my sister again?

Casey: What's it to you? What? Oh, you want to know if Maddie's available so you can stalk her in real life instead of cyberspace. I got it.

Hunter: No, no. I just want to make sure Maddie doesn't get hurt.

Henry: Hey. What are you doing in here?

Maddie: Hey. Too bummed to be alone, and I figured you'd be home soon.

Henry: Bummed about?

Maddie: Casey. Don't ask.

[Cell phone ringing]

Maddie: Oh, look. It's Casey. Send it to voicemail.

[Knock on door]

Henry: Looks like he's very anxious to get in touch with you.

Maddie: I doubt it. This is your room.

Henry: Yeah. My friends don't usually knock. They just sort of pop in.

Maddie: Oh. Hi, Ms. Ryan.

Barbara: Hi, Maddie. I'm looking for your brother.

Maddie: Oh. Come on in. I was just leaving.

Henry: No, you werenít. Maddie, stay. No, no, no. No, don't --

Barbara: Hello.

Henry: Hi.

Barbara: I have something for you.

Henry: What is this?

Barbara: Well, I thought maybe if you were hungry, you might want to join me on a little picnic.

Alison: What were you celebrating?

Paul: Emily's doctor's appointment.

[Emily chuckles]

Alison: Oh! So it went well? There's been no side effects from Mick's treatments?

Emily: Only good ones. And if it goes as good as it's going now, I'm gonna be an excellent candidate for in vitro!

Alison: For real?

Emily: Yeah.

Alison: Emily, that's fantastic!

Emily: Thank you.

Alison: Oh, my God! So, Mick's treatments really are safe?

Emily: Well, according to the doctor my husband insisted on dragging me to see, yes, I'm in excellent health.

Paul: That same doctor, he said that you should really get some rest.

Emily: No, actually, it wasn't a she.

Paul: She said that you should be getting some rest. You passed out this morning.

Emily: I got dizzy for like five seconds, Hun.

Paul: Well, five seconds is longer than I'm comfortable with. Why don't you go upstairs now, maybe lie down just a little bit?

[Emily chuckles]

Emily: He's bullying me already. I mean, can you imagine what he's gonna be like when I'm actually pregnant? I'll see you soon. Bye.

Alison: Okay. Bye-bye.

Emily: Bye.

Alison: So, I got your message. What's the big secret?

Paul: I'm not so comfortable with this whole Mick thing.

Alison: Why?

Paul: It's just the way I feel. I mean, I'd be a lot more comfortable if there was somebody from the medical community that was there with Emily when Mick was giving her the injections.

Alison: But the injections seem to be working.

Paul: [Sighs] I was hoping that you would do it, Alison. Do you think you could do that? Could you go with Emily when she's getting these shots?

Alison: I mean, I can try, but if Emily has a problem with that or Mick does --

Paul: Yeah, I thought about that. You should just approach Mick and tell him that you're interested in knowing more about his process, about his research.

Alison: But just don't mention you?

Paul: Well, if you're comfortable doing that --

Alison: I don't know.

Paul: It would only be for like a tiny little while.

Alison: Okay. I will -- I'll see what I can do.

Emily: I can't nap. I am way too excited. What are you guys talking about?

Paul: You gonna smile like that for your whole pregnancy?

Emily: Yes, as a matter of fact, even through my morning sickness. You know, you're gonna have to pony up with this, too, you know? You're gonna have to go to the doctor's appointments with me, everything.

Paul: Great. I don't mind. I can manage.

Emily: You're worried, aren't you?

Henry: I've had a long day, Barbara.

Barbara: Well, what better way to shake it off than to have a late lunch with an old friend?

Henry: I don't mean to be rude here.

Barbara: No, but you want me to understand that I do realize that you are no longer interested in the physical side of our relationship.

Henry: And you understand that, right?

Barbara: Of course I do. Red or white?

Henry: I need to know what you're doing. Because if this isn't a seduction, I --

Barbara: No, no, no. It's a peace offering so you know that I don't harbor any hard feelings. I respect you, Henry.

Henry: For what? My libido?

Barbara: Well, that, yes, and your honesty. I like you.

Henry: I like you, too, Barbara.

Barbara: Good. You know what? I think I'm going to leave you here alone to dine by yourself and enjoy your food.

Henry: Barbara --

Barbara: Yes?

Henry: Thanks.

Barbara: You're welcome.

Henry: And -- I got to say this. You look remarkable.

Barbara: Do I?

Henry: Yeah, yeah. I don't -- I don't know if it's the hair or the way you dressed. You look like a woman half your age.

[Barbara chuckles]

[Henry laughs]

Barbara: Well, you know what they say -- age is merely a state of mind.

Casey: You're not gonna believe why I'm really late.

Maddie: I heard. You and Alison were in the woods.

Casey: Lost is more like it, you know? It's really weird how it all happened, actually. I had this patient, and he passed away, and he had this pet spider that he kept --

Maddie: Its okay, Casey. You don't have to explain.

Casey: Okay, well, anyway, you know, we just got totally turned around.

Maddie: That's generally what happens when you get lost.

Casey: I'm starving. What do you want to eat?

Maddie: Do you ever want to kiss me?

Casey: Sure. Yeah.

Maddie: I don't -- I don't mean right now. It's just, and I'm not just talking about kissing. Making love -- don't you ever think about it when we're not together? I mean, don't you want to? Don't you -- don't you want me?

Casey: Yeah, sure I do. Maddie, are you okay? What's wrong?

Maddie: It's just -- I don't know. We used to mean everything to each other, and I just feel like I'm not even special to you anymore.

Casey: I don't know what you're talking about. That's not true.

Maddie: I came in here, and you didn't even notice me. You barely even kissed me.

Casey: Maddie --

Maddie: Casey -- you didn't even ask me about my day. You're more interested in a menu that you've read over 1,000 times than you are in me. You can step in at any moment and tell me that I am wrong.

Mick: Hey, Alison.

Alison: Oh, I was just looking for you.

Mick: Can I buy you a drink?

Alison: Coffee would be better.

Mick: You got it. [Alison chuckles] So, I'm sorry if I hurt your feelings earlier or seemed dismissive.

Alison: It's okay. I probably came off pretty strong, too. It's just my sister has been through so much trying to have a baby with Paul, so I worry about her.

Mick: Well, my formula is safe, Alison. I'm certain of that. But unfortunately, I get annoyed when other people have doubts. So, do you accept my apology?

Alison: Of course. Actually, I just saw Paul and Emily, and they're so excited about what you've done for her. I mean, she might actually be able to get pregnant now.

Mick: Strong possibility.

Alison: I'd love to be a part of this, Mick.

Mick: In what way?

Alison: Well, part of the reason that I became a nurse was to help people. And what you're doing could revolutionize medicine.

Mick: Thank you.

Alison: So I was hoping that, you know, maybe I could observe while you treat Emily, see how it all works.

Mick: Who put you up to this?

[Alison chuckles]

Katie: Simon, I'm home. Simon? Simon?

Simon: Hey there.

Katie: Where were you?

Simon: Shopping.

Katie: Are you crazy? What if someone recognized you?

Simon: Nobody did. Hello, Mate. Did you enjoy the Christmas decorations?

Katie: You could have gotten caught.

Simon: Nobody saw me except the old man at the toy store.

Katie: Aw. You got Jacob a Christmas present?

Simon: It's for you, actually, but you can share it with him. You ready? Meet Snickers III.

Katie: Oh, my God! Thank you. That was so sweet.

Simon: Oh, I just thought he'd be, you know, nice to cuddle up to on these lonely nights.

Katie: Thank you.

Simon: My pleasure, treasure.

[Katie chuckles]

Brad: Get your hands off my wife. There's got to be something right here I can throw.

Margo: [Gasps] Oh, Katie, I was so hoping I was wrong about this.

Brad: Yes!

Katie: Margo, please don't be mad. Please.

Margo: Don't be mad? Are you out of your mind, hiding Simon like this? You could be indicted for harboring a criminal.

Simon: She didn't invite me. I just turned up by myself.

Margo: As you tend to do. You're under arrest.

Simon: Oh, allow me.

Brad: Margo, you rule! You finally arrested the right guy.

Katie: Margo, donít. Please, don't take him away.

Margo: I'm sorry. I don't have any choice.

Katie: Yes, you do! You can just pretend you never saw him! He can leave today, right now. It'll be like you never saw him.

Simon: Don't worry about me. I'm gonna be fine.

[Katie sighs]

Brad: Surprise!

Henry: Oh, God! I thought you weren't talking to me.

Brad: Well, I thought you might be lonely, since your mate is going to jail.

Henry: You got Simon arrested?

Brad: I didn't lift a finger. It just -- it worked out.

Henry: How's Katie?

Brad: Fine.

Henry: No. No, Brad, she's not fine. You're dead, and you probably got Simon extradited. God.

Brad: Good.

Henry: No, it is not good. She was just starting to lean on him!

Brad: She shouldn't be leaning on him. She should be concentrating on believing in me so I can be there for her, so I can help her. I'm what's best for her, Henry.

Katie: Simon's gone. Oh, he's gone, and it's all my fault. [Sobs]

Casey: You're not wrong in how you feel.

Maddie: I'm not?

Casey: No. What you've been feeling, that we're not what we used to be -- I'm feeling that way, too.

Maddie: Why didn't you say anything?

Casey: You're stronger than I am, Maddie, and smarter. You've always been.

Maddie: Okay, you can stop talking now.

Casey: Practically everything in my life has changed since we were kids and we fell in love.

Maddie: I get it, Casey. I get it. I understand.

Casey: No, but what we were is -- it's just so far in the past.

Maddie: And you don't think we can get it back.

Casey: This is the second time we've tried.

Maddie: And it's the second time that we failed. I'm gonna go.

Casey: I'll walk you home.

Maddie: No, Casey, I just -- I need to get away from you before you say what comes next, that you want us to be friends.

Mick: This sudden interest in my work -- you expect me to believe that it's all your idea?

Alison: I am interested in your work. I'm the first one you told about it.

Mick: But you didn't ask to observe me until now, until I started treating your sister.

Alison: Well, yeah. Okay. Paul did ask me to talk to you about being a medical supervisor while you work with Emily.

Mick: Should have known.

Alison: Well, can't you understand that we want to look out for her?

Mick: I don't need supervision. I don't care what Paul wants. And I don't want you anywhere near my work. Just stay out of it.

Emily: You know, you seem to be backing off before this baby's even conceived. I thought you wanted to have a family.

Paul: I do. I would love to raise a child with you.

Emily: I'm sorry. "Raise --" "Raise" a child? But you don't want to have another child of your own?

Paul: Maybe it would be better if we didnít.

Emily: If we didn't what?

Paul: Do we really need to bring another Stenbeck into the world?

Emily: Oh, my God. This is about your father?

Paul: He's a murderer. Worse than that, Emily, he's inhuman. He's cruel. What if we have a boy?

Emily: Then I hope he looks just like you.

Paul: No, really. Think about it.

Emily: I have. I want this. I really want this.

Paul: If I don't have a son, then the Stenbeck line stops. The curse is finally over.

Emily: No, no. We are not Stenbecks. I'm Emily Stewart. You're Paul Ryan. Our family begins with the two of us, me and you, babe. I love you, and I want to have your child, no one elseís.

Barbara: Hello, Wendy. How are you? How is your family?

Wendy: Oh, they're doing very well. Thank you, Ms. Ryan.

Barbara: Good. I know you've seen me around the building with my friend, Mick Dante. I had a little gift for him, and I was hoping maybe you could open his door, let me pop it in there?

Wendy: I don't know.

Barbara: Oh, it'll just be our little secret, okay?

Wendy: Just this once.

[Knock on door]

Barbara: Merry Christmas.

Wendy: Thank you, Ms. Ryan.

Barbara: You're welcome. Okay. Paper. Pen. Pen.

[Drawer rattling]

Barbara: No. [Barbara sighs] "J.S."?

On the next "As the World Turns" --

Janet: I can't quite figure out whether you are really helping Jack and me, or if you're just in the way.

Carly: Oh, oh!

Brad: The way it works is you get a friend, and for a while, you zoom into their body.

Katie: And where are you gonna be while I'm figuring it out? Monte Carlo? The Riviera?

Simon: I'm gonna be right here for as long as I'm welcome.

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