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As The World Turns Transcript Thursday 1/14/10

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Simon: Okay, will you slow down, Katie, so we can just -- just please talk about this for a moment?

Katie: There's nothing to talk about. I've made up my mind. We're leaving Oakdale. I need to call Pam so she can let her clients know that the house is back on the market.

Simon: What if I was to tell you I -- I don't want to leave?

Katie: Are you kidding? Why wouldn't you want to leave? We can go someplace new, where no one knows anything about our lives.

Simon: I kind of liked the idea of having a home for once.

Katie: You told me to trust my instincts, and they would let me know what to do. Well, I did, and they have. This is the right thing.

Simon: What, running away?

Katie: Running away from the home that I shared with Brad, in the town where everyone knows us as a couple. If I stay here, I'm gonna become that poor woman who tragically lost her husband, and I'm gonna drown in the sympathy. Jacob and I need a new start in a new place.

Simon: With me?

Katie: Yes, with you. What are we talking about?

Simon: What we're talking about, then, is a life on the run. You know me. You know the life I've led. We're gonna be always looking over our shoulders, you know, panicking when we hear a -- a police siren or someone knocking unexpectedly at the door. Is that really the life that you want for you and your son?

Margo: Hey, Henry.

Henry: Margo.

Margo: Where are you off to in such a hurry?

Henry: Katieís.

Margo: Oh. So fast.

Henry: Listen, whatever Mr. Lee told you, just know there are two sides to every story. I never met Clarissa in my life. In fact, she approached me, and she tricked me into thinking --

Margo: Henry, Henry, Henry, I have no idea what you're talking about. I don't know anything about a Clarissa or Mr. Lee, or -- should I?

Henry: No. Absolutely not. It's a complete misunderstanding.

Margo: No -- no crimes committed?

Henry: Crimes? What do you -- what do you take me for?

Margo: You know, I think the less I know about whatever you're talking about, the better. I just wanted to say hello to my little nephew.

Henry: Oh, yeah!

Margo: Hey, Buckaroo! How are -- [Margo gasps] You are getting so big.

Henry: Pretty soon, he's gonna be riding bikes and chasing girls.

Margo: Well, he is Brad's son. It might be the other way around.


Henry: That's a good point.

Margo: So, how's Katie?

Henry: She is pulling herself together, actually, and I hate to say it, but I think Simon's been a good influence on her.

Margo: Well, I -- I tend to agree. And him having a steady job helps, thanks to you.

Henry: Just trying to do my part.

Margo: You know what? I guess a leopard can change his spots.

Katie: So, what are you telling me, Simon? That if we leave town, you're all of the sudden gonna go back to your life of crime?

Simon: No. Those days are over for me. You know that.

Katie: Good.

Simon: What I'm saying is that once I start moving around, then I run the risk of drawing attention. Why tempt fate?

Katie: Well, I'd rather tempt fate than be haunted by it. Brad's memory is everywhere in this house. It's all over town. I feel it when I walk past our favorite restaurant. As hard as I'm trying to let him go, I am just reminded of him everywhere.

Simon: I got it. I got it. I understand. And whatever I can help you do to get stronger, I will. But I just -- I do not want you to make a spur of the moment decision that you might regret later.

Katie: That's not what this is.

Simon: Okay. All right, then. So let's take a few days, think it through, and be sure. Look, in this current market, it's not like the realtor's gonna find a buyer overnight anyway, right?

Katie: We don't have to wait for that to leave.

Simon: When were you actually thinking of going?

Katie: How about today?

Janet: Come on, Honey. Just -- just eat a little bit.

Liberty: Have you seen what is under that lid, Mom? I could actually cook a better meal, and I can't even cook. Why am I still here? I'm fine. I just want to go home and get in my bed and have some of your lasagna.

Janet: Sweetie, Sweetie, they will release you soon, okay?

Liberty: Yeah. I just wish they'd let me see Parker while I'm waiting. Hey, why don't you go check on him for me?

Janet: Because I don't want to let you go yet! Oh, no.

Liberty: Mom, please, really. Way too tight.

Janet: I'm sorry, I'm sorry. I know, I'm sorry. I just should never have let you go to Detroit without me.

Liberty: What are you gonna do when I go to F.I.T., huh?

Janet: Um, stylish ankle monitoring bracelet?

Liberty: Mom, please. Please go check on Parker for me.

Janet: In a minute.

Liberty: I get it. You don't want to be in the same room as Jack and Carly.

Janet: I am not worried about seeing Jack or Carly.

Liberty: Prove it.

Janet: Fine. Come here, you. Oh! Mm! Love you!

Jack: Hey, there, buddy boy. How are you feeling?

Parker: Like I want to get out of here.

Carly: What did the doctor say?

Parker: It -- it's a hairline fracture on my tibia.

Jack: No infection?

Nurse: Localized. We were able to keep it from spreading. It's a good thing you had him airlifted in.

Jack: Oh, it looks like we owe Dusty big time.

Carly: Try not to choke as you say that.

Jack: Well, whatever I feel about the guy, I'm indebted to him. So it looks like you're gonna make it after all.

Parker: Yeah, but no hockey for me this season.

Jack: Baseball's just around the corner.

Carly: So, can we take him home, then?

Nurse: We just have one more set of x-rays to do.

Parker: Actually, I'd -- I'd really like to go and check on Liberty to make sure that she's okay.

Carly: Okay. After the x-ray.

Jack: I told you he'd be all right.

Carly: Our little boy's gonna be all right.

Jack: Janet.

Janet: Hi. Liberty sent me on a mission to come see how Parker's doing.

Jack: He's good. He's good. No infection. Just a hairline fracture.

Janet: That's great.

Jack: We're lucky. Liberty, too.

Carly: Yeah. How is she doing?

Janet: She's good. She's fine. She's ready to go home.

Jack: I think we all are.

Janet: Really?

Jack: Carly, can you give us a minute, please?

Carly: Yeah, sure.

Jack: Thanks.

Carly: Oh, hey, do you think that Liberty's, uh, up for a visit from Parker?

Janet: She would love it.

Carly: Good. Well, he's just getting one last x-ray, and then I'll tell him.

Jack: I'm glad that Liberty's okay.

Janet: They sure did give us a scare, didn't they?

Jack: Yeah, they did. And I -- I can't help but feel responsible. You put me in charge of making sure she was gonna be fine.

Janet: No, no, no, no. You had -- you had other things to deal with. But you know what? It's -- it's my fault, too. You know, I should have come with her to Detroit, but she was so hell-bent on looking at Carly's portfolio, and I didn't want to get in the way.

Jack: All that matters is that they're okay, so we can stop worrying about them and start focusing on other things.

Janet: Anything in particular?

Jack: Janet, come on. You know I'm talking about you and me. What we were talking about in Detroit before the kids disappeared, I -- I'd like to pick up where we left off.

Janet: With the conversation, or with our marriage?

Liberty: This is disgusting. Ew.

[Knock on door]

Liberty: Unless that's Parker, I'm already checked out and gone. Ah! Hey.

Parker: I guess you're in luck.

Liberty: Gimpy!

Parker: Hey, there, Scouty.

Liberty: Are you actually in need of that brace, or are you just trying to get a little sympathy, huh?

Parker: Well, seeing as how I'm getting pushed around by my mom in a wheelchair and being fussed over like I'm 4 years old, what do you think?

Liberty: No, seriously, same here. My mom won't even let me breathe on my own.

Carly: Hey, we are allowed to hover over you guys for at least 24 hours after nearly losing you to the wild, okay?

Parker: You didn't nearly lose us. Scoutmaster Liberty would never have let that happen. But I -- I mean, seriously, I mean, you built a crutch and then got me out of there. That was -- that was pretty impressive.

Liberty: Kind of was, wasn't it?

Carly: It absolutely was, and I don't even know how to thank you. Except I am gonna help you put together your portfolio for F.I.T.

Liberty: That would be awesome. Thank you, Carly, really.

Carly: Sure.

Parker: Seriously, when are they gonna let you out of here?

Liberty: I have no idea, and it's really annoying. When are they letting you out?

Parker: Well, I'm just waiting for the results from my last x-ray, and then I'm --

Dr. Brigham: Ah. I was told I'd find you in here.

Parker: What's the word?

Dr. Brigham: According to the x-rays, there's no damage beyond the fracture.

Parker: Awesome.

Carly: Oh, so we can go home?

Dr. Brigham: Mm-hmm.

Parker: But how about Liberty?

Liberty: Yeah. Hi.

Parker: I mean, she -- she's not even hurt, but they haven't released her yet.

Dr. Brigham: I'd have to check with Dr. Pressman about that.

Parker: Well, could you?

Liberty: Yeah, please.

Parker: Thanks.

Liberty: Please.

Carly: So, are you ready to go, then?

Parker: I kind of wanted to wait until they let Liberty go.

Liberty: Oh, no, no, no, no. You really don't have to do that.

Parker: No, please. You waited with me in that shack. The least I could do is repay the favor.

Liberty: No, I'm sure that I can go as soon as my mom gets back. Go home. I'll -- I'll call you later.

Parker: You promise?

Liberty: Scout's honor.

Parker: Oh.

Liberty: What is it, this?

Parker: Oh, boy. Wow, no, you're lame enough, thank you.

Liberty: Oh! Go before they make you stay any longer.

Parker: Okay.

Liberty: Bye, Gimpy!

Carly: We'll go. Good-bye, Liberty.

Liberty: Bye, Carly.

Carly: Thank you so much again.

Parker: Liberty, seriously, thank you.

Carly: Careful.

Liberty: Oh! Bye.

Simon: Slow down. Please, just stop cleaning. Slow down a bit and just take -- let's take a few days to look at all the angles.

Katie: I don't want to. Then I'll get scared and lose my nerve.

Simon: Scared you might find a reason to stick around?

Katie: I can't believe I am hearing this from you. Since when do you give up an opportunity to be completely spontaneous and -- and go off somewhere?

Simon: Maybe I'm not as selfish as I used to be.

Katie: This is something that I want. You'd be doing it for me. What's selfish about that?

Simon: Well, it would be selfish because, you know, quite frankly, I'm not convinced this is what you really want. Maybe what you're trying to do is outrun the fear of a life here without Brad.

Katie: So what if I am? Maybe that's exactly what I need right now.

Simon: No, no, running isn't the answer.

Katie: Says the man who made a career out of it.

Simon: Yeah, exactly. So I do know a thing or two about that. All right. Let's look at it from another perspective. What about the people you're leaving behind? I mean, Henry will have a heart attack. Margo will go ballistic.

Katie: I am a grown woman. This is my decision. I'm following my heart. Jacob and I need to make a fresh start.

Simon: I just need to be sure that you're sure.

Katie: I am.

Simon: Okay. You're choosing me over a life that you already have here?

Katie: Yeah.

Simon: Why?

Katie: Because we can go to a completely new place. We can start over -- no past, no pain, no regrets. You need this as much as I do.

Simon: You know what? You're right. I do.

Katie: Okay.

Henry: Hey. Look who's getting his first tooth. What did I interrupt?

Katie: Thank you for picking him up.

Henry: No problem at all. We had a very good walk back. So, what's up?

Katie: Henry, you know you are the best friend that I have ever had.

Henry: Oh, my God. What have I done now? Uh, what have you done that I'm not gonna like?

Simon: You'd better sit down, Henry.

Henry: I'd better sit down? This isn't good. I -- do I need a drink?

Simon: Oh, yeah, probably.

Katie: No, listen, its good news. It's good news. You just need to promise me to hear me out before you react.

Henry: Anything else?

Katie: And not to tell anyone at all. This news stays in this room.

Henry: Okay, I don't know if I should be intrigued or terrified.

Katie: You should be happy.

Henry: Okay.

Katie: Um, Simon and I -- well, we're leaving town.

Henry: You're leaving town? You going skiing in Tahoe? Snorkeling in Baja?

Katie: As in moving away.

Henry: Away?

Katie: Yeah.

Henry: For good?

Katie: Yes.

Henry: Okay. I am gonna need that drink, and you're gonna need a drink. And could you, uh, mix some martinis together so that I -- I can talk this woman out of this crazy idea?

Simon: Good luck, Mate. I've already tried.

Henry: You can't leave here. This is your home. Your family's here, your friends, me. I'm practically both.

Katie: I know that. And please understand that I did not come to this decision lightly.

Henry: Why did you come to this decision at all?

Katie: You don't understand. It's about Brad.

Henry: Is he still here? [Henry stammers] Brad, would you leave this poor woman alone? I can't see him now.

Katie: No. Henry, stop.

Henry: I thought you were gone for good.

Katie: His ghost is not here, but his memory is everywhere, and I can't move on unless I get away from it. I can't learn how to become a whole person.

Henry: You don't have to leave to be whole. We're all here to help you.

Katie: I need to learn how to help myself. I need to start over, and I can't do that here.

Henry: Uh, where will you go?

Katie: I don't know. New York or Rome maybe. I don't know. We'll -- we'll end up where we're supposed to be.

Henry: Okay. Did you force her into this? Is this your idea?

Simon: Ha ha. Trust me, this was as big a shock to me as it is to you, Mate.

Henry: Are you sure you didn't wake up with some con artist itch and say, "Hey, you know what, Katie? I've got a really cool idea"?

Simon: I have spent the last half hour trying to talk her out of it.

Katie: It's true. He did.

Henry: Now you're okay with it?

Simon: I'm okay with whatever makes Katie happy. And, Mate, as her best friend, I think you should do the same.

Henry: No, I'm -- I'm in shock here, okay? I -- um, when? When -- when are you leaving?

Katie: As soon as we can pack.

Henry: Okay, okay. Knowing you, that will be at least a few weeks.

Katie: Today, Henry. We're leaving today.

Henry: What?! You're not thinking clearly here, okay? No. Absolutely -- I'm all for spontaneity, all right, but you're going a little overboard here.

Katie: Maybe, but this is the right thing for me to do, so I need you to be my best friend and let me go, okay?

Jack: I admit I was caught off guard when you showed up in Detroit, but the last time we talked, you were considering getting an annulment.

Janet: I know, but then you told me to wait. You told me to think about it, right? So that made me think that you were willing to give us a second chance. And then when I show up in Detroit, you seemed -- you were distracted and different.

Jack: Honey, that wasn't you, okay? I had just gone through this whole thing with Sage and this ridiculous pageant.

Janet: I know. I know that. But I also know there was more to it. I think that you're still confused about what you want.

Jack: Okay, all right. Can we go someplace in private and talk about this, please?

Janet: Yes, yes. Not right now. I think that -- I think the most important thing is just making sure the kids are okay and we get them home, and then we can see where we are.

Carly: Hey. Excuse me. Um, Parker's ready to go.

Jack: Where is he?

Carly: He's just around the corner. He's waiting for us.

Jack: Okay. Well, um, why don't you take him home, and I'll wait for Liberty?

Janet: No, that's okay. It's okay. You go ahead, because Parker's gonna need you to get him in and out of the house, in and out of the car, all that stuff. So we'll just talk later, okay?

Jack: Okay. You ready?

Carly: Yeah. You okay?

Jack: I'm fine. Let's just get our son home.

Liberty: Thank God. Can we go? Otherwise, I'm gonna tie my sheets together and climb out the window.

Janet: Oh, good. Then you can break your leg, and you and Parker can have matching casts.

Liberty: Yeah. Mom, I'm very -- I'm going crazy in here. Can we get out?

Janet: Well, I'm not sure that's such a --

Liberty: Whoa.

Janet: Whoa, whoa, what?

Liberty: Nothing. The room just did a 180.

Janet: All right, get back in bed. Come on, get back in bed. It's probably all that time you spent out in the cold weather.

Liberty: No, I'm dizzy because I've been cooped up in here for so long, and I'm starving. So once I just get home and have some real food, I'm gonna be fine. Speaking of food, something smells really good.

Dusty: Somebody order room service?

Janet: What are you doing here?

Dusty: Just checking in. How are you feeling, Liberty?

Liberty: Don't worry about that. What's in this bag?

Dusty: Antipasti, eggplant carbonara, prosciutto, insalata caprese.

Liberty: I just died and went to Italian heaven.

Dusty: Well, your mom really cooks best. Teri tried her hardest. Anyway, you got minestrone soup in there. Be careful.

Liberty: This smells so good, my stomach is doing cartwheels.

Janet: You did not have to do this, Dusty.

Liberty: Oh, yeah, he did, Mom. Whatever you're doing, just keep doing it.

Henry: Okay, for the first time in my life, I'm practically speechless here. I -- my friends quota goes from two to zero in about as much time as it takes to say "Good-bye." It's actually three when you throw in my best buddy here.

Katie: Henry --

Henry: Henry what? There's -- there's nothing I can say to change your mind, is there?

Katie: No, just be happy for me.

Henry: Happy? It's really hard to be happy for you when you're breaking my heart.

Katie: Henry, we will always be friends -- always.

Henry: Friends? Friends? It's gonna be very difficult with thousands of miles in between us.

Katie: We'll make it work. We're always a -- a video chat away.

Henry: Oh, my God! Oh, you better take really good care of her, or I swear to God, I will find you, and I will -- I will feed you to the crocodiles or the pigeons or wherever you end up.

Simon: Calm down, Mate. Calm down. I am gonna take incredible care of her and Jacob. Just trust me.

Henry: So this is it?

Katie: I guess so. Good-bye, Henry.

Henry: Oh, my God. That word never sounded so sad.

Katie: Okay. Now you say it.

Henry: If I don't, will it force you to stay?

Katie: No. You'll just regret that you never did.

Henry: I already regret enough. Here's looking at you, kid.

Katie: That was harder than I thought.

Simon: Well, it's not too late, okay? We can still stay.

Katie: No, no. I'll just wake up tomorrow knowing that we should be somewhere else.

Simon: Well, I want to be with you, Katie. Whatever, wherever.

Katie: I know.

[Jacob crying]

Katie: Oh.

Simon: Seems the little guy's weighing in on your decision?

Katie: No, I think he's telling me he's hungry. Why don't I give him a bottle, and then we'll start packing. I don't need much.

Simon: I travel lightweight, so I'm all set. Where are we going?

Katie: Pick a place.

Simon: Nuh-uh-uh. No, this is your idea. It's your choice.

Katie: Okay, New York sounds good. Is that all right?

Simon: Perfect. Oh, yeah, and I know this, um -- this guy on Canal Street. He deals in hot watches. They're high-end, like the real deal. He owes me a favor.

Katie: You've got to be making a really bad joke.

Simon: Yeah, of course I am.

Katie: Okay. Good.

Simon: Though Manhattan is kind of pricey, all right? I'm gonna have to find some gainful employment.

Katie: You don't have to worry about making money right now.

Simon: Babe, no way, no way. I'm not living off your bank account.

Katie: Our bank account. We are partners from here on out, okay?

Simon: That is so generous, but absolutely not. I'm still gonna have to find a job.

Katie: Can you get me a diaper from the bedroom?

Simon: I'll be back in a flash.

Katie: Okay. This is the right thing to do, Sweetie. I know it is. I will always love your daddy, but I need to start living again.

Henry: You were wrong, Margo. Spots don't change.

Margo: What are you talking about?

Henry: Simon Frasier. His spots are as bright as ever.

Margo: What are you talking about?

Henry: He's got Katie convinced she should leave town with him.

Margo: What? When?

Henry: Today.

Margo: Are you sure?

Henry: Yes, I'm sure. She was going on about how she can't stay here because of all the memories of Brad, but I think that Simon is pressuring her.

Margo: Well, uh, who told you this?

Henry: Katie told me this, okay? This is the real deal, Margo. She's not kidding around. She -- she forced me to say good-bye to her.

Margo: And you didn't stop her?! What, are you out of your mind?!

Henry: What are you talk -- what am I supposed to do, lock her up in her own house?

Margo: Well, of course! That's what I would have done!

Henry: Yes! You're a cop. You can get away with that.

Margo: Right. You'd better pray that we're not too late. Let's go.

Henry: All right, all right.

Liberty: Mmm.

Janet: Not bad. Not bad. Teresa could still learn a few things from me, though.

Dusty: I'll tell her you said that.

Janet: Don't you dare.

Liberty: Mom, do not mess this up, seriously. Perks are way too good. First helicopters and now this.

Dusty: Yeah, we're having fun.

Liberty: You did kind of remember everything but napkins.

Dusty: Oh, okay, Princess. I'll get you some.

Liberty: Oh, thanks! What is going on?

Janet: With what?

Liberty: You expect me to believe that Dusty's going through all this trouble just because he's a nice guy?

Janet: He is a nice guy, Liberty.

Liberty: Who charters helicopters and creates feasts? I don't really think he's doing this for everyone on his payroll.

Janet: You're reading way too much into this.

Liberty: No, I'm not.

Janet: Yes, you are.

Liberty: I'm just saying.

Janet: What you're saying is too much, okay?

Dusty: I stole that. Don't tell anyone. What did I miss?

Janet: Nothing.

Liberty: We were just saying how great of a boss you are.

Dusty: Don't be lying now.

Liberty: Oh, finally.

Janet: Okay, so what's the verdict? Is she ready to go home, or do you think maybe she should spend one more night here, just to make sure everything's --

Liberty: What?

Janet: I just want to make sure you are okay, Honey?

Dr. Pressman: One final exam wouldn't hurt.

Liberty: Come on! There is nothing wrong with me that going home will not fix. Fine. You so owe me.

Dusty: Let's get this food out of the way.

Janet: Okay. We'll be right outside.

Liberty: Okay. Bye.

Dr. Pressman: Just check that -- how long have you had that?

Liberty: Oh, I actually didn't even notice it. I didn't know it was there. I do keep telling my mom to stop hugging me so hard.

Dr. Pressman: Huh.

Jack: All right, Buddy. Watch your step.

Parker: I -- I got it. I can do this myself.

Jack: Do you want to break your other leg, too?

Parker: You guys are turning me into a complete invalid.

Carly: If the cast fits --

Parker: Oh, that's -- that's funny.

Jack: Get used to it, Buddy.

Parker: What, the attention, or Mom's bad jokes?

Jack: No, the couch. It's gonna be your new best friend, at least until you can navigate the stairs.

Parker: Oh, yeah. Well, I mean, that's fine during the day, but at night, if I'm sleeping here, where are you gonna sleep?

Simon: You do know that they have stores in New York where you can buy all sorts of things, including baby products?

Katie: I like to be prepared, okay? I can't believe how much I'm actually gonna miss that old diner.

Simon: Oh, I bet you are, as much as you're gonna miss the convenience store and, uh, Philís gas station.

Katie: What does that mean?

Simon: Well, you've pretty much teared up at every place we've stopped.

Katie: Okay, fine, I admit it. I'm gonna miss all of Oakdale. I can't help it. I love this town. But that doesn't mean that I can't leave it, and it doesn't mean I'm not thrilled to be going away together.

Simon: Good. I was just testing you.

Katie: Did I pass?

Simon: Flying colors.

Katie: Fantastic.

Cop: Simon Frasier?

Simon: Uh, yeah, yeah. What do you want?

Katie: He hasn't done anything wrong, Officer.

Margo: Why don't you let me decide that?

Katie: Margo? Henry? What -- what's going on?

Margo: Simon Frasier, you're under arrest. Cuff him.

Carly: We're gonna have to tell him, you know.

Jack: I know.

Carly: And not just Parker. Sage, too.

Jack: I would have mentioned something to him, uh, when he brought it up earlier, but I didn't know how you wanted to handle it.

Carly: Well, I don't think there's really anything to handle, is there? You're getting on with your life. You're moving out. Seems pretty straightforward to me.

Jack: Well, uh, do you want to tell them together, or tell Parker now and Sage later? You know, I can just take off.

Carly: So you'll be gone when Sage gets home?

Jack: May -- maybe we'll wait until she gets home from school and tell her together.

Carly: You know what? Maybe a clean break would actually be better, and it won't be such a big deal, you moving out.

Jack: You think?

Carly: Yeah. Well, I don't want it to be. You -- you never really moved back in. Like we both said, you're -- you were here because you needed some time to work through some things. It was never supposed to be permanent. Or anything else.

Jack: Well, I'm sorry if I made things difficult for you. You were right, though. You hit the nail on the head. My being here sent the wrong message to the kids. And let's be honest, it was pretty easy to fall back into our old routine.

Carly: Minus the screaming and the shouting and the door slamming.

Jack: Yeah. It was pretty boring this time around, wasn't it? I know I said it before, but thank you for being there for me.

Carly: You're welcome.

Jack: At least once I'm out of here, you won't have to keep picking up after me all the time.

Carly: Yes. Whatever will I do with my mornings now that I won't have to spend them putting your toothbrush back in the holder?

Jack: Hey, at least I put the cap back on the tube. That's something you've never done.

Carly: That is not true.

Jack: Oh, please. Carly, in the entire time we've been married, you -- I mean when we were -- when we were married.

Carly: That's something I can work on.

Jack: You know what? Let me -- let me clean that knife.

Carly: No, it's okay. I'll do it later. Parker's waiting for the sandwich.

Jack: So we're gonna tell him now?

Carly: Yeah. He's gonna want an answer.

Jack: What are we gonna say?

Carly: The truth. You're moving out. It's for the best.

Katie: I cannot believe you went to Margo. How could you do that? I thought you understood.

Henry: I do. I do understand. I understand that you're scared and that you're confused, and you think that running is the best way to escape those feelings. And it is not, Katie. Trust me, I know.

Katie: No, you don't know anything. For the last time, I am not running away, okay? I need to get on with my life, and I can't do that here.

Margo: Honey, we just want to do what's best for you. That's all we want. And having Simon Frasier drag you off halfway across the world on another one of his illegal escapades isn't the best way to find yourself.

Katie: That is not what this is. It was my idea, not Simonís.

Simon: That's true.

Katie: And if you want to know the whole truth, he tried to get me to stay!

Simon: I did.

Henry: And look how successful you were.

Simon: I was listening to what she was saying, Mate. And what she said made sense. You two are trying to stop her 'cause you're scared of losing her.

Margo: You know what? I'm gonna go with my instincts here, not yours, Simon.

Simon: Really?

Margo: Yeah.

Simon: What about your sister's? Do you trust her instincts? Do -- do her feelings count for nothing? 'Cause they're telling her she needs to leave.

Katie: And locking up Simon is not gonna change it.

Margo: Come on. Let's just talk, you and I, quietly together.

Katie: Why? You're not gonna be able to change my mind.

Margo: Oh!

Henry: I know what you're going through. I do.

Katie: No, really, Henry, you donít.

Henry: Don't you want to face this with the people that love you?

Katie: No! Because you love me so much, you're making me feel like I'm in a prison! If I cry, I -- I'm losing it! If I laugh, I'm manic! I can't handle it anymore!

Henry: Okay, okay, okay, okay. You know what? We'll -- we'll back off. We'll give you your space, and we'll do whatever you want. Right, Margo?

Katie: No, it's not enough. I'm sorry. It's not enough.

Margo: Honey, I do not want to see you make a mistake that you're gonna regret.

Katie: So what if I do? What is the big deal? I'll be able to handle it and say, "Hey, I made a mistake."

Simon: Yeah, and then I'll bring her home.

Katie: I've got to go out in the world, though, and find that out for myself.

Margo: Aw, Katie, with Simon?

Katie: Yes, with Simon. He's the only one who's not treating me like an emotional invalid. I love you so much. Please love me enough to let me do this.

Margo: Take the cuffs off.

Henry: What?

Katie: Yes. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Parker: Hey. Did you guys get your stories straight while you're pretending to make me a sandwich?

Carly: We didn't pretend to make anything.

Jack: That is an honest to goodness PB&J sandwich you're holding there.

Parker: However, I didn't ask for it, which means that you guys were looking for an excuse to go into the kitchen and figure out how to tell me the news. You're moving out, aren't you?

Jack: Yes, I am moving out.

Parker: That's great.

Carly: This was decided, Parker, before we went to Detroit.

Parker: Does Sage know?

Carly: No. I'm gonna talk to her after school.

Jack: Look, Parker, you -- you knew this was a temporary deal till I figured out where things stood with Janet.

Parker: Well, then, where do they stand?

Jack: I don't know.

Parker: Then why are you leaving?

Jack: Because your mom and I don't want to give you and Sage the wrong idea.

Parker: Which is what?

Jack: That we'll be getting back together.

Parker: I -- I never even thought that that was gonna happen. I mean, I -- I guess Sage did.

Jack: Yeah, and see, that's what we were afraid of.

Carly: Look how far she went to get us all to go to Detroit.

Parker: She just wanted you guys to spend a lot of time together, thinking that maybe you guys would realize that you still love each other.

Jack: Right, and now her heart is broken again, all over again, and that's not right. So I'm moving out before we give her any more unwarranted hope. All right, listen. I'm gonna go grab you some more pillows so you'll be more comfortable, okay?

Parker: Yeah. So I guess Sage's plan was a pretty big bust.

Carly: Hmm. Were you a part of it?

Parker: I knew what she was up to. But it wasn't at all my idea.

Carly: Mm-hmm. But you went along with it. Why?

Parker: I guess maybe I might have wanted you two to get back together, also.

Carly: Parker --

Parker: Are -- are you sure it really didn't work?

Carly: What are you talking about?

Parker: I'm just saying that we went to Detroit together. You two spent a lot of time together. And now all of the sudden, we come back, and Dad's moving out.

Carly: It's not all of the sudden. We made the decision before we went to Detroit.

Parker: Well, then, how come he didn't say something before we left? I mean, he could have.

Carly: I don't really see your point, Parker.

Parker: I'm just saying that maybe Dad's leaving because Sage's plan worked too well, and you're scared.

Dusty: Would you like something to eat? It might take your mind off what's going on inside that room.

Janet: I just want to know what's happening, you know? I mean, Parker broke his leg, and he's already at home. Liberty barely has a scratch on her. Why is she still here?

Dusty: The doctor's just being thorough. I'd think a mama bear like you would appreciate that.

Janet: Oh, I am being a little ferocious, aren't I?

Dusty: Well, you're a mama bear. It comes with the territory.

Janet: Well, luckily, you have a very calming effect on this mama bear.

Dusty: Oh, great. Glad to help out.

Janet: Help out? Are you kidding me? You sneaked food in. You allow us to use your helicopter -- your private helicopter -- to airlift Parker and Liberty back to Oakdale. You've gone above and beyond.

Dusty: Not to me.

Janet: Well, I'm grateful. And I'm sorry.

Dusty: Sorry about what?

Janet: Well -- I've been treating you like you've got the swine flu ever since, you know, New Yearís.

Dusty: That's okay. No need to apologize.

Janet: No, really, there -- I do need to apologize. Especially, you know, after you turn around and do something like this.

Dusty: I'm not looking for gratitude.

Janet: What are you looking for?

Dusty: Nothing.

Janet: Oh! Well, is she ready to go home?

Dr. Pressman: No, I'm afraid not.

Simon: Thank you, Margo.

Margo: Don't thank me so quickly. There's a condition to your release.

Katie: No. No conditions.

Simon: What are they?

Margo: I don't want you skipping town while my back is turned.

Katie: Oh, come on, Margo. I thought you understood.

Margo: Just -- just hear me out. If you're gonna go, and you are gonna go, I want you to go the right way, with a proper sendoff. So, there are a lot of people in this town who love you, Katie, and they deserve a chance to say good-bye to you.

Katie: No, please. No good-byes. That's what I'm trying to avoid.

Simon: I think Margo's trying to tell us we don't have a choice.

Margo: Exactly.

Katie: Please, Margo. I don't want to make a big deal out of this.

Margo: Great. Fine. Then let me make a big deal out of this. That's the condition. You stay a couple of more days and I put together a great farewell party for you, or the cuffs go back on.

Simon: Oh. Come on, Katie. How bad can it be?

Katie: Okay, fine, a couple more days.

Margo: Okay, okay, great. You're not gonna regret this, Baby.

Katie: Do you think he was crying the whole way home because he knows we're not leaving today?

Simon: I don't think Jacob cares where he is, as long as he's with you.

Katie: Well, Margo better know that she only bought herself a couple of days. And I am so furious at Henry still.

Simon: Oh, come on. For caring about you the way he does? Cut the poor guy some slack.

Katie: When did you become so generous?

Simon: I don't know. Guess you must bring it out in me.

Katie: Good.

Simon: You're not gonna stay angry with him, are you?

Katie: Probably not. I just thought that he would be the one to understand. I figured Margo would be the bigger stumbling block.

Simon: And here she is, throwing you a good-bye party. Just goes to show you should never underestimate people, or how much they love you.

Katie: Yes, they do.

Simon: And that love doesn't have to be a prison.

Katie: I know. It doesnít. Sometimes, we make our own prisons. That's why we're leaving. Just a couple more days, a few more good-byes, then we're gone.

Simon: To our brand-new lives.

Margo: Katie's not going anywhere. Weren't you paying attention? I just bought us two days.

Henry: You're not throwing her a party?

Margo: No, I am throwing her a party, and at that party, we are gonna pull out all the stops.

Henry: So she can't bring herself to leave?

Margo: A ha. Method to the madness.

Henry: Oh, my God. That's genius. Oh, I love you. I'm gonna kiss you on the mouth.

Margo: No, you're not. No, you're not. No, you're not, no.

Henry: I'm sorry.

Margo: Go, go. Just go. I got a party to plan. Go.

Henry: Right, right.

Margo: Ooh.

Carly: The only thing that scared us was thinking that we'd lost you.

Parker: Well, did it scare you so badly that it brought you closer together?

Carly: Parker, your father and I will always be close when it comes to you kids. You know that.

Parker: You're really not answering my question, though. You know that?

Jack: Question about what?

Parker: Mom thought that I was gonna -- get eaten by bears while I was in the woods.

Jack: Well, she was all ready to go off into the woods and search for you herself.

Parker: Well, then, I'm glad that you were there to take care of her.

Jack: She took care of me, too.

Carly: Okay, that's enough out of you.

Jack: What? What am I missing?

Carly: Nothing. Let's go make this kid another sandwich. He ate this one like he hadn't eaten in days.

Parker: You know, can I get extra peanut butter on it?

Carly: No!

Jack: Boy, he is gonna milk this for all it's worth, isn't he?

Carly: Among other things.

Jack: All right. So, what were you really talking about when I came in? And don't give me a story about bears.

Carly: We were talking about family and doing the right thing. Jack, I don't want you to move out.

Janet: You know, she probably got that bruise on her arm when she was in the woods. And she practically had to carry Parker back to the hotel.

Dusty: The doctor said he didn't notice it when he first examined her.

Janet: Why was he asking me about hugging Liberty?! Does he think I hug her so hard that I'd give her bruises?

Dusty: No. He's just covering all his bases.

Janet: What bases?! What is wrong with her, and why did he have to go rush off to find out about her blood work?

Dusty: We won't know until we know. Don't jump to conclusions.

Janet: This is freaking me out, dusty.

Dusty: Janet, whatever it is, we'll deal with it. It's probably nothing.

Janet: I'm gonna go. I'm gonna go in there with her.

Dr. Pressman: Mrs. Snyder, I had them do a rush on Liberty's blood work. I am afraid the news is not good.

On the next "As the World Turns" --

Holden: You need to learn how to deal with that.

Damian: If you weren't so pathetic, I'd be disgusted.

Jack: There's always gonna be a reason for me to stick around.

Carly: What does that tell you?

Liberty: I really just think it's weird why they haven't let me out yet. I don't know why they're not telling me.

Dr. Pressman: I'm afraid your daughter has leukemia.

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