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As The World Turns Transcript Tuesday 12/29/09

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Mick: Excuse me. Uh, have you been out here for a while?

Woman: Not too long, no. How can I help you?

Mick: Uh, I'm looking for a friend of mine, a woman with a baby. I'm late. I got held up. She is from out of town. Wouldn't know her way around. Probably looked a little lost.

Woman: Sorry. Can't say I've seen anybody that fits that description. If she's smart, she took her baby in out of this cold.

Mick: Ohh. All right, where are you, Meg? Where did you take Eliza? [Coughs]

Casey: So what changed your mind about marrying me?

Alison: I didn't change my mind. I never said no.

Casey: Well, you ran off like you wanted to.

Alison: That's 'cause the last thing I was expecting was a marriage proposal, and I needed time to think.

Casey: I'm not complaining. You know, I got the right answer. But where did you go? Where did you run off -- who'd you talk to? Who do I have to thank, honestly?

Alison: Nobody. I just wandered around and ended up at All Angels Church.

Casey: That old place above Grant Street?

Alison: Yeah.

Casey: That's kind of weird.

Alison: No. I like it. It's a good place to just sit and think, and I realized we've been through so much and we've taken so many wrong turns and made so many mistakes.

Casey: Yeah, and that the only thing left is marriage, right?

Alison: Oh, yeah, exactly.

Casey: I like your logic.

Alison: But that -- the fact that we always seem to find a way back to each other, that means something. That means everything, Casey. So, I said yes. No more games. No more confusion. No more holding back.

Casey: Then I have to fix something.

Alison: What?

Casey: Just a little detail, you know, that I missed on the proposal. Can you meet me in an hour at the Lakeview?

Alison: Sure. Should I get dressed up?

Casey: No, no. You look beautiful. Come on.

Alison: Okay.

Casey: So, I'll see you in a little while?

Alison: Mm-hmm.

Casey: Okay.

Alison: Bye, handsome. Oh, my God! Mick!

Maddie: Is it Marion?

Hunter: Excuse me?

Maddie: Your first name. Is it Marion?

Hunter: That's a girl's name.

Maddie: No, not always. John Wayne's real name was Marion.

Hunter: And no wonder he changed it.

Maddie: Hmm. Is it John?

Hunter: Focus, Maddie.

Maddie: You know, I'm gonna keep guessing until you tell me, and I even brought some help with me.

Hunter: Ah, "1001 names for boys." We're gonna be here all night.

Maddie: Not unless you make it easy for me and just tell me your name. Hunter, people know each other's names. It's the way of the world.

Hunter: You're making too big a thing of this, Maddie.

Maddie: No, I'm not. Okay. If I guess the name out of this book, will you at least acknowledge it?

Hunter: Maybe.

Maddie: Okay. I can deal with maybe. Let's see. Amadeus.

Hunter: My mother was into opera, not Mozart.

Maddie: Aramis?

Hunter: She wasn't into the Three Musketeers, either.

Maddie: Annabelle. It's Annabelle. It's very macho in some countries.

Hunter: Liar.

Maddie: Would you be able to tell if I was?

Hunter: Probably not. I sense you're very good at deception.

Maddie: Hmm. Better believe it, Buddy.

Hunter: It's not "Buddy," either.

Maddie: Aah! Come on! Just tell me! I can't relate to somebody that I don't know their name.

Hunter: Okay, fine. I'll tell you. But you have to promise not to laugh.

Maddie: I promise. Oh, this is gonna be really good.

Jack: Margo, I want to report a kidnapping.

Margo: Oh, my God. What -- is it one of the kids?

Jack: No, Carly. Craig took her, completely against her will.

Margo: What?

Jack: He tricked her into thinking there was some kind of meeting in Chicago with Parker.

Margo: How do you know that?

Jack: I spoke to Carly on the phone. She said that he conned her into getting into his car, and now she has absolutely no idea where they're headed.

Margo: Well, that's not kidnapping, Jack.

Jack: It is in my book.

Margo: Why don't I just call Craig and see what's going on?

Jack: I already tried. He's not answering his phone, and now neither is Carly.

Margo: Oh, it's the weather. It's messing up phone systems all over town.

Jack: Yeah. Will you put an APB out on Craig then?

Margo: That's a little extreme. Don't you think?

Jack: No. It's dark out there. There's ice on the roads. Call it search and rescue. I really don't care. I just want to find out where they are.

Margo: Jack, come on. I don't condone my brother's methods. You know that. But I really don't think he's a threat to Carly. He probably just wants to talk to her.

Jack: Yeah. Well, she's not interested.

Margo: Well, Jack, why is this any of your business?

Jack: Because I'm worried about her.

Margo: He's not gonna let anything happen to her. You know that.

Jack: The hell I do. He's taken her against her will in the middle of a storm. It's reckless at best.

Margo: He's not gonna put Carly's life in jeopardy any more than he would his own.

Jack: Oh, please! Margo, you know that things tend to spiral out of control when Craig's involved.

Margo: All right. Do you really think that Carly is in danger or are you just ticked off that she's with Craig?

[Engine sputters]

Carly: Just stop it. You're gonna flood the engine.

Craig: Well, I'm open to other suggestions.

Carly: Oh, Craig, you do not want to hear my suggestions.

Craig: You know, you really have no reason to be so upset with me.

Carly: I have no reason? You lied to me to get me to go to Chicago with you. You wouldn't turn the car around, and now we're stuck here in the middle of nowhere.

Craig: And I have a cold. Trust me, it wasn't part of the plan. I just wanted to get you somewhere private where we could talk.

Carly: A booth at the Lakeview would have been just fine.

Craig: Would you have done that if I suggested it?

Carly: No.

Craig: I rest my case.

Carly: Get out.

Craig: I beg your pardon?

Carly: Get out. I'll take the wheel, you push.

Craig: It's freezing out there.

Carly: I don't care. Just do it.

Craig: I'm hardly the most physical guy in the world and I'm gonna push a car.

Alison: Mick. Mick.

Mick: No, don't.

Alison: Can you hear me?

Mick: Yeah. You look like an angel. Are you?

Alison: Hardly. Try not to move. I'm gonna call for help.

Mick: No, no. I'm okay. I fainted.

Alison: You have blood all over your face.

Mick: I'll bet that looks attractive.

Alison: I wouldn't worry about that, okay? You had a severe nosebleed and you fainted, and you need to see medical attention.

Mick: No. I'm, uh -- I'm fine.

Alison: Why don't you let a doctor decide that?

Mick: It's, um -- it's my, uh, blood sugar. I haven't eaten, really. I'm okay. I just -- thank you for your concern. It means a lot to me.

Alison: Mick, this is crazy. Just let me get you to a hospital.

Mick: No, no. I said no.

Alison: And that's it? You're just gonna get up and walk away?

Mick: Pretty much.

Alison: Mick!

Mick: I'll see you later.

Casey: Hey, Gram.

Nancy: Thanks for meeting me.

Casey: Yeah, it sounded urgent. What's up?

Nancy: I understand congratulations are in order.

Casey: Oh, you heard about the engagement.

Nancy: Yes. I think itís wonderful.

Casey: You do?

Nancy: Yes. If it's what you and Alison really want.

Casey: Yes, we do. We definitely do. If we had half the happiness that you and great granddad had, we'll call it a win.

Nancy: Now, what about the ring? Bob said you didn't give her one when you proposed.

Casey: Well, it all happened all of a sudden. You know, I was on my way to buy one tonight.

Nancy: Then I got you just in time. I wonder, will this do?

Casey: Gram, itís beautiful.

Nancy: I know it's modest, but it's all Chris could afford while he was still in law school.

Casey: This is your engagement ring?

Nancy: Yes. Now I want it to be Alison's.

Casey: Are you sure? I mean, like --

Nancy: These things were meant to be passed on.

Casey: Wow. I just -- I don't know what to say.

Nancy: Just say you'll make us all proud.

Casey: Thank you. Thank you so much.

Maddie: Gustav.

Hunter: Look, you might as well stop guessing, 'cause you're definitely not gonna get it. Don't you have a blog to finish?

Maddie: Yes, but you're making it impossible for me to concentrate, and it's not conducive to get good work out of me.

Hunter: Oh, conducive. Very good word. And, you know, for an intelligent girl, you have your priorities awfully mixed up.

Maddie: How about this, I'm going to get you a coffee from the machine. Better yet, I'm gonna go to Java and get you a latte with a blueberry scone. How good does that sound?

Hunter: I see your games. Coffee from the machine will be fine.

Maddie: If you tell me your name.

Hunter: I make no promises.

Maddie: Oh, God, you're killing me!

Hunter: Just get the coffee and we'll negotiate. Go on. I think we were just flirting. We were just flirting. I can flirt.

Jack: Listen, Carly can follow Craig to the moon for all I care, as long as that's where she wanted to go.

Margo: Well, how do you know she doesn't?

Jack: Because she sounded upset on the phone, Margo.

Margo: Did she call you or did you call her?

Jack: What difference does that make?

Margo: Because if she called you, she's not being held against her will. If you call her and Craig let her answer the phone, then obviously he doesn't care what she has to say to you, nor does he care that you know that she's with him.

Jack: Wow. That sounds like Craig's logic, not yours.

Margo: Well, I'm just giving him the benefit of the doubt.

Jack: Why? He lost that privilege a long time ago.

Margo: Oh, come on. He's hurting. It was hard for him to let Rosanna go.

Jack: Is that what he told you? Rosanna left him. He had no say in the matter, and she left him because he's still in love with Carly.

Margo: All right, fine, but he didn't fight to get her back, so that means he's growing.

Jack: No. All it's given him is free reign to act on it, and the fact that he spirited Carly out of town under false pretenses proves it. It's classic Craig!

Margo: All right, all right! So he's not a born-again good guy. He is trying.

Jack: You know what? I'll find him on my own.

Margo: How are you gonna do that?

Jack: I don't know. Maybe I'll check the automatic-toll records. At least I'll know what direction they're headed in.

Margo: Well, you got a tough one there, Cowboy, because you don't have authorization to access those toll records anymore. You're not a cop.

Jack: Oh, give me a break. You're not even gonna cut me that much slack?

Margo: No, because I think you're overreacting, and this is not your battle to fight.

Jack: Margo, I just want to make sure she's all right.

Margo: Okay. Then I'll make you a deal. I will grant you authorization to access those toll records if you come back on the force.

Jack: Oh, that's not a deal. That's blackmail.

Margo: No, that's Craig logic. Runs in the family. I like to call it incentive. So, what's your answer?

Jack: Fine. I'll consider it. That's a deal.

Margo: And that's all I ask. Knock yourself out.

Craig: Well, that sure was a waste of time.

Carly: What are we gonna do now? The car won't start. We're stuck. Our phones won't work and the weather is getting worse.

Craig: We better come up with a plan soon. I'm gonna die of pneumonia.

Carly: One can hope.

Craig: You don't mean that.

Carly: Well, Craig, it's your fault we're in this mess, isn't it?

Craig: All right. I saw a sign for a lakeside camp back a few miles. It's probably warmer than this. Who knows, it might even have some food.

Carly: You want me to walk back there?

Craig: Would you rather we sit here and freeze in the car?

Carly: All right, fine. We'll go, but you better pray there's a phone!

Casey: Hey, Hunter, have you seen Maddie?

Hunter: Oh, yeah. She went to get coffee. Oh, hey. What are you up to?

Casey: I'm going out to dinner with Alison.

Hunter: Oh, so you two are dating again. That didn't take long.

Casey: A little more than dating, actually. You're gonna find out sooner or later, but I'm actually gonna become your brother-in-law.

Hunter: You're gonna be my brother-in-law? You're getting married -- whoa. Alison didn't say anything.

Casey: Yes. It all happened really quickly. She probably wasn't sure how you would react.

Hunter: Yeah, good call, 'cause I'm not sure how to react.

Casey: She's happy, so you should be, too.

Hunter: Look, you can't mess this up. I don't want to see her hurt again, and you seem to have a problem with that sort of thing.

Casey: No. Not this time, okay? This time itís for keeps.

Hunter: Well, then congratulations.

Casey: Thanks. Yeah.

Hunter: Yeah. Um, so, that's why you wanted to see Maddie.

Casey: Uh, yeah.

Hunter: Oh, look, you should tell her before she hears it from anybody else.

Casey: Yeah, right. That's -- okay. If you see her before I do, just don't say anything.

Hunter: Oh, yeah. Totally. I mean, why would I?

Mick: Oh.

Alison: Mick.

Mick: How did you get here? Did you follow me?

Alison: Yeah, I did this time. I wanted to make sure that you were okay.

Mick: I am.

Alison: I thought you said you were gonna get something to eat.

Mick: Alison, stop, please. You don't have to worry about me.

Alison: Then you need to worry about yourself. You collapsed. That is not normal. You have chronic nosebleeds and severe headaches! Okay, these could be signs of a serious illness!

Mick: I've already told you that it's stress-related.

Alison: Well, I don't believe that, and I don't believe that you ever went to see a neurologist.

Hunter: Well, believe whatever you want to believe, but I know what's going on in my head better than you do.

Alison: Why can't you just please tell me?

Mick: Because I can't.

Alison: Why not?

Mick: Because. Oh, it's not -- hmm. It's not something that you can just diagnose and then fix, and I understand that you're a nurse and you want it to be that simple, but its not.

Alison: Mick, I want you to be honest with me.

Mick: Mm-hmm.

Alison: Are you on some kind of drugs?

Mick: No. Is that what you think?

Alison: Well, I don't know what to think except the fact that you're a lot sicker than you're willing to admit.

Mick: I'm not a drug addict, Alison. I don't even take aspirin.

Alison: Then why are you being so stubborn about this? Are you afraid about what they might find? Because you shouldn't be. Even if it's something serious, if we get there in time --

Mick: If I promise to see a doctor, will you leave me alone?

Alison: You're gonna have to do a lot more than just promise.

Mick: Oh, you are relentless.

Alison: You know, when it comes to seeing people I care about in trouble, then, yeah, I guess I can be!

Mick: You care about me? You hardly know me.

Alison: Whose fault is that? Listen -- here's the deal. You either let me get you medical attention now, tonight, or I will tell Paul and Emily that something's wrong with you.

Mick: That would be a bad move on your part.

Alison: It wouldn't be the first. I'll tell them that you're sick, and you see how fast Paul pulls his money --

Mick: You don't want to put pressure on me like that!

Alison: Then give me another choice!

Mick: Then leave me alone, 'cause I can't promise that you won't get --

Alison: Get what? Hurt? Is that a threat? Mick? Mick? Mick?

Maddie: Hoo, hoo, hoo, hoo. We are in luck. I found some leftovers in the pantry -- coffee and chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin. Which one do you want?

Hunter: Mm, chocolate chip.

Maddie: Yeah?

Hunter: Mm-hmm.

Maddie: Okay. [Laughs]

Hunter: Oh, hey! Cheater!

Maddie: Sucker!

Hunter: Give that back! No, seriously, I want it back now. Give me. Give me.

Maddie: No. Ow!

Casey: Wow. So this is how you guys get work done here.

Maddie: Casey, hi.

Hunter: Hey. We were just, um, you know --

Casey: I got a pretty good idea.

Hunter: Because Casey was looking for you, because you were out getting the coffee, and I -- oh, and I --

Casey: I can handle it from here, Hunter.

Hunter: Good, 'cause I didn't tell her anything about the engagement.

Craig: Good. Electricity.

Carly: What's so good about it?

Craig: Well, I know the place is a little worse for wear, but we're orphans of the storm, Sweetheart. We can't be picky. Are you coming in?

Carly: I think I'd rather stay out here and freeze, thanks.

Craig: Oh, you're being ridiculous.

Carly: Well, forgive me if I don't have the greatest memories about being stuck with you alone in deserted places.

Craig: Would you rather be alone in a cold car? Come on. Carly, look, we can make fire. We might find some candles. I'll bet there's some food in here somewhere.

Carly: All I need is a phone. Aah! It's dead, of course.

Craig: I guess we're stuck here till morning.

Carly: If you think I'm spending the night here with you, think again.

Craig: Oh, now wait a minute. Be reasonable. Carly, it's miserable outside. There's no place else to go, and this is the perfect opportunity for us to talk things out.

Carly: I am done talking things out with you, Craig. First you try to sell me on why you fell in love with my sister, then you try to sell me on why we need to sleep together before you marry her, and now you want to try to convince me that we have a future together? It gives me a headache just thinking about it.

Craig: You're oversimplifying a complex emotional situation.

Carly: There is nothing complex about it. You are a little boy who hates to be alone, but you can't make an honest commitment, so you always will be.

Craig: I'm trying to make an honest commitment to you now.

Carly: You had your chance. You blew it.

Craig: I want another one.

Carly: Sorry. I'm all out of forgiveness.

Craig: Where are you going?

Carly: Up to the road. Hopefully I can catch a ride home.

Craig: Carly, I don't think anyone's foolish enough to be out in this mess.

Carly: I'll take my chances. It beats sitting here listening to your excuses.

Craig: I give her ten minutes. Well, might as well spruce up the place for when she gets back.

[Knock on door]

Craig: Not even ten minutes. I knew you'd reconsider. What are you doing here? How'd you find us?

Jack: I'm good at my job. Where's Carly?

Craig: We're fine, Jack. Nobody needs you here.

Jack: You're fine? I saw your car stuck in the snow bank.

Craig: We slid. And I'm not gonna take the blame for that, either. You upset Carly when you called her. I lost control.

Jack: Oh, it's amazing to me how you always try to put a spin on things to make yourself look innocent.

Craig: Somebody has to.

Jack: Where's Carly?

Craig: You just missed her. She went to try to hitchhike back into town.

Jack: And you let her go?

Craig: I couldn't hardly stop her. You know how Carly is.

Jack: It was easy enough for you to drag her out of town against her will, Craig.

Craig: Where are you going now?

Jack: To find her.

Craig: Don't bother. She'll be back.

Jack: Not if I can help it.

Carly: This looks like Jack's car. This is Jack's car. Aah! Right where you always left them. Hmm. Eh. Okay.

[Engine turns over]

Alison: No fever. Guess you're just allergic to kindness.

Mick: No, just intrusive people.

Alison: You know, if you had one of these attacks while driving, you could hurt a lot of people. Is that what you want?

Mick: Of course not.

Alison: Then why are you so terrified about getting checked out?

Mick: Because I don't need to.

Alison: You already know what's wrong with you, don't you? Were you lying when you said it was stress-related?

Mick: No, I wasn't lying.

Alison: So, is it -- is it something more serious, like a tumor or cancer?

Mick: No. It's not what you're thinking.

Alison: But you definitely know what it is.

Mick: Mm-hmm.

Alison: Can you please tell me?

Mick: You wouldn't understand.

Alison: Try me.

Hunter: I've got to file this.

Casey: I wanted to tell you myself.

Maddie: About an engagement? You and Alison?

Casey: I asked her to marry me on Christmas Eve.

Maddie: And she said yes.

Casey: It all happened so fast.

Maddie: Yeah, no kidding.

Casey: I wanted you to hear it from me. I didn't want you to hear it from anybody else.

Maddie: Oh, so that's why Hunter ran out of here, because he --

Casey: He blew it, yes, and I should have known better. Are you okay?

Maddie: Yeah. Why wouldn't I be?

Casey: I just -- you know, with everything that went down between us, I thought -- I don't know what I thought.

Maddie: You know what? It is what it is, Case. Life happens, and so does love, apparently.

Casey: You were the first girl I ever fell in love with, Maddie.

Maddie: I know. But I just won't be the last girl you love. I hope Alison is.

Casey: Thanks.

Maddie: Sure.

Casey: You're gonna find someone really great, someone better than me.

Maddie: Casey, don't. You really don't have to.

Casey: I really believe that.

Maddie: Thanks. So, did you set a date?

Casey: We're not sure yet.

Maddie: Oh. Well, let me know.

Casey: Definitely, definitely.

Maddie: I should get back to work.

Casey: Yeah. I'll -- talk to you later.

Maddie: Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. Oh, and hey, Case? Thanks for telling me.

Mick: Do you ever feel like you have two opposing people in your head and they're constantly battling it out?

Alison: You mean like two personalities?

Mick: No. No, it's not like that. Like, two opposing forces and they just don't get along.

Alison: Yeah. Yeah. I used to. I mean, I used to feel like I had the good Alison and then the bad Alison and they were always at war.

Mick: So what happened?

Alison: Well, I mean, they really beat the hell out of each other, and too many times, the bad Alison would win.

Mick: I feel like I'm wired the same way. It's like, you know, I'm constantly caught between what I should be doing and what I want to be doing. You know, I just feel sometimes like my head's gonna explode.

Alison: And you think that's where you get the headaches?

Mick: And the nosebleeds. And the angry flare-ups, which I'm sorry about, by the way, because I'm usually a pretty nice guy.

Alison: I know you are. But, Mick, you still need to get checked out, just to rule out other --

Mick: You said that this happened to you before. It doesn't anymore?

Alison: No, because I'm much more at peace with myself now, and my pesky demons.

Mick: How did you overcome them?

Alison: I don't know. By wanting to be better, I guess. You know, I just -- working really hard at it, I just got tired of letting the bad side win.

Mick: I wish it was that easy for me.

Alison: It can be. Just remember how strong you are.

Mick: I'm not so sure about how strong I am.

Alison: Maybe you just need some help.

[Cell phone rings]

Alison: Hey, Casey.

Casey: What happened? Did you forget?

Alison: Oh, no. I'm on my way now.

Casey: Where are you?

Alison: All Angels Church.

Casey: Again? What, are you scoping out possible locations for a wedding?

Alison: I'll see you soon. I need to go.

Mick: Okay. So what's stopping you?

Alison: I don't want to leave you here alone.

Mick: Don't be. I'm fine. Thanks to you.

Alison: Please. All I did was annoy you.

Mick: It was a good kind of annoying.

Alison: Yeah? Good. Just promise me you'll take care of yourself.

Mick: I will. Thanks for caring. Alison, those demons you're talking about, they, uh -- they're gone still?

Alison: I don't know if they're gone, but they're at least quiet now. I really hope that you get control of yours, too, Mick.

Mick: Yeah.

Alison: Mick!

[Pounding on door]

Alison: Hello? Is anybody out there? Can anyone hear me? Hello? Casey! Oh, my God! I'm glad you're here.

Hunter: Is the coast clear?

Maddie: Yep, Casey's gone.

Hunter: And are you okay?

Maddie: Yeah. Why wouldn't I be?

Hunter: Uh, I don't know, 'cause Casey dumped you to marry Alison, and who wouldn't be upset? That kind of stinks.

Maddie: Thanks for stating the obvious.

Hunter: Sorry.

Maddie: It's okay. They belong together.

Hunter: You really think that?

Maddie: Yeah. Yeah. Can I get back to work? I have this blog.

Hunter: Yeah, sure. It's Lyon.

Maddie: What?

Hunter: My first name. It's Lyon, with a "Y."

Maddie: Okay. Yeah, sure, whatever, Hunter.

Hunter: Oh. Well, I just thought you'd want to know.

Maddie: Wait. You're serious? Lyon? Oh, my God! Lyon Hunter!

Hunter: Now do you understand?

Maddie: Okay, this is too perfect.

Hunter: Mm-hmm.

Jack: Ooh! I can't find her.

Craig: Well, did you go back to the car? Did you check the road?

Jack: You know, Craig, it never dawned on me. I just walked around the cabin two or three times. Of course I checked the road and I checked the car!

Craig: Frankly, I thought she'd be back here by now.

Jack: Well, she's not, which means she's probably lost.

Craig: Or she caught a ride back into town.

Jack: Craig, I was down to the road. Not a single car passed while I was there.

Craig: Then maybe she caught the last truck to Oakdale.

Jack: You're not worried about her at all, are you?

Craig: No, I am, but I happen to give her a little more credit about taking care of herself than you do.

Jack: Oh, you selfish son of a bitch. Your credit landed her in rehab because she was too stupid to see what was happening to her.

Craig: Well, Carly's better now, isn't she?

Jack: Oh, so that makes it okay for you to drag her out here to massage your ego? Is that it?

Craig: That's not what this is about.

Jack: Of course, and when it doesn't work, the hell with her. She's on her own.

Craig: You know, the last I checked, you have a marriage to mend. Here you are in the middle of the woods and crashing on Carly's couch. Who's the guy who needs to let go, Jack?

Jack: Carly's the mother of my children, Craig.

Craig: I don't see your children anywhere near here.

Jack: That's not the point.

Craig: Go home to your wife, Jack. She needs you more than Carly does. You have no reason to be here.

Carly: Whoo!

Craig: I knew you'd be back.

Carly: Oh, give it a rest, Craig. Jack, what the heck are you doing here?

Jack: Come on. I'll give you a ride back.

Carly: Not gonna happen, Jack.

Craig: There. See? She's come to her senses. She'll be staying here with me. You can run along now.

Carly: I'm not staying here because I want to, Craig. We don't have a choice. And, in fact, you're stuck, as well.

Jack: What do you mean?

Carly: You left your lights on, Jack. Battery's dead.

Maddie: You know, I think that Lyon Hunter is a very charming name, especially if you work in the circus.

Hunter: Very funny. Uh-oh.

Maddie: What's happening?

Hunter: Uh, the power went out. Maybe there's ice on the wire or something.

Maddie: Okay. Um, do you have a flashlight?

Hunter: No. Does your computer have battery? You don't want to lose your blog stuff.

Maddie: I'm not worried about my blog. This building has, like, backup generators, right?

Hunter: Probably.

Maddie: Well, why aren't they kicking in?

Hunter: I don't know. It's just the dark. Actually, it's kind of nice.

Maddie: No, it's not. I hate the dark.

Hunter: Okay.

Maddie: Can you just, like, find a flashlight, please?

Hunter: Yeah.

Maddie: Sorry.

Hunter: Are you okay?

Maddie: No. I'm just -- I'm starting to freak out.

Hunter: Are you really that afraid of the dark?

Maddie: Yeah.

Hunter: Here. Better?

Maddie: Yeah.

Hunter: Why are you so freaked out by the dark?

Maddie: I don't want to talk about it.

Hunter: Hey. You can trust me. I told you my first name.

Maddie: I just had a really bad experience. Somebody was after a bunch of my friends and I, and it was just really bad.

Hunter: Bad? How?

Maddie: She was a killer, and she was hunting us in the dark.

Hunter: Like a serial killer?

Maddie: Mm-hmm.

Hunter: Well, did they catch her? Where is she now?

Maddie: Yeah. Well, I mean, they caught her. I'm still getting nightmares from it, though, and I'm still really freaked out in the dark, and she is in a psych ward.

Hunter: Who's the psycho?

Maddie: My sister.

Hunter: Whoa. That's intense. I had no idea.

Maddie: It's fine.

Hunter: Um, that's a little bit weirder than my weird first name thing, huh?

Maddie: Yeah, I guess so.

Hunter: Well, you don't have to worry. No one's gonna hurt you while I'm around.

Maddie: Thanks.

Hunter: I'm sure they'll get the power back on real soon.

Maddie: I hope so.

Hunter: Hey, you okay?

Maddie: Mm-hmm. Yeah, I am. I mean, I'm safe, right? Nothing can happen to me with the Lyon Hunter.

[Laughter]

Casey: When you told me you were here, I got worried that you wouldn't make it back to the Lakeview, you know, 'cause of the icy roads, and so I came to get you.

Alison: Oh, my hero.

Casey: Trying to be.

Alison: Why? Are the roads really that bad?

Casey: Yeah, they're getting there.

Alison: And then that happened.

Casey: It's kind of romantic, actually.

Alison: Yeah, it is.

Casey: It's a sign.

Alison: A sign for what?

Casey: Telling me that we shouldn't go back to town, that we should stay here. It's perfect for what I need to do.

Alison: And that is?

Casey: Okay, here we go.

Alison: Oh, my God. Casey, it's beautiful. Where did you get this?

Casey: Gram gave it to me.

Alison: Nancy?

Casey: Yeah. She wanted you to have it. So do I.

Alison: It's stunning.

Casey: I love you, Alison. I don't want to be with anyone else but you ever again. I want to be the person you need more than anyone in this world.

Alison: You are. [Cries]

Casey: Marry me?

Alison: Yes. Yes. A thousand times, yes.

Craig: Jack, why don't you go out and see if you can flag down a truck? You might have better luck if you stand in the middle of the road.

Jack: Believe me, I'd rather get hit by a truck than be cooped up in here with you all night.

Craig: Heaven's right outside that door.

Jack: If you think I'm leaving Carly here alone with you, you're out of your tree.

Carly: What is it gonna take to get a break?

Craig: Great.

Jack: Perfect.

Carly: Could it get any worse?

On the next "As the World Turns" --

Carly: What is it you want?

Emily: Thank God you found them.

Alison: I promised that I wouldn't call the cops on them.

Emily: I'll take it from here. Thanks.

Mick: Paul free of Emily, reunited with his daughter. Whiny Meg locked up.

Barbara: Will it work?

Mick: My plans always do.

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