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As The World Turns Transcript Tuesday 1/19/10

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Damian: I'm paying you to make sure everything stays status quo while I'm out of town for a few days with my wife.

Sharkey: Don't worry about it.

Damian: No, I do worry. She had the entire staff fooled before. They were ready to release her.

Sharkey: That's not gonna happen this time. Now that she's actually taking her meds, you don't have to worry about her any more, Mr. Grimaldi.

Damian: I'm going to hold you to that.

Sharkey: Listen, I'm a little short on cash. I could use an advance before you leave town.

Damian: Don't push it. You'll get paid when you earn it.

Meg: What do you want?

Sharkey: Just making sure you're nice and quiet. Can't have you trying to escape every five minutes. It doesn't look good.

Meg: I don't belong here.

Sharkey: I'm gonna have to tell Dr. Wilson to up your dosage. Lucky you.

Meg: Tell -- tell Damian that it won't work! [Voice breaking] I will prove what the two of you have done to me.

Sharkey: I'm not so sure anyone but the man in the moon would believe you. But keep saying it.

[Luke sighs]

Lily: Still hasn't called?

Luke: No. And, you know, I get it. He's some big, important doctor. But, I mean, come on! Enough already.

Noah: He could be in surgery.

Luke: Fine.

Noah: Don't get mad at me. I'm the one that needs him to call back.

Luke: I'm sorry, Noah.

Lily: You know, my mother said that his waiting list is a year long.

[Cell phone rings]

Luke: Finally. Yes, hello. Oh, no, you don't need to call me Mr. Snyder. Luke is fine.

Reid: Mr. Snyder, my staff informs me that you've called close to three dozen times.

Luke: [Chuckles] Yes, yes. Um, I have. I am calling about Noah Mayer.

Reid: I've seen his file.

Luke: You have? Great. Uh, when do you think you can get to Oakdale for a consultation?

Reid: Um, let me see. How about, um, never?

Luke: I'm sorry?

Reid: Do you have any idea who I am?

Luke: Yes, yes. That's why we're contacting you, Dr. Oliver.

Reid: What makes you think that I could just drop everything and fly out to, uh -- where the hell is Oakdale?

Luke: Uh -- Illinois. Well, we could come to you.

Reid: You seem to think that I have the time of day for you, and I'm curious as to why.

Luke: Uh -- I --

Reid: I'm booked solid for a year.

Luke: Well, we could double your fee. And as I said, we could come to you.

Reid: You're trying to buy me?

Luke: No. [Stammers]

Reid: I don't need your money, and I don't want your case.

Luke: May I ask why?

Reid: It bores me to tears, just like you're doing right now.

Maddie: "Here's a question I know you all ask yourselves. Is it possible after a breakup to stay friends with your ex? Maybe the more important question is why would you want to? What are you trying to prove? Say you agree to something innocent, like lunch, and the check comes. Do you offer to pay, say you should split it --?"

Hunter: Pay it. Gives you the opportunity of showing him you don't need him for anything, including the check.

Maddie: Really? Well, who knew?

Hunter: Me, apparently.

Maddie: You've got to be kidding me.

Hunter: What?

Maddie: You still have the price tag on your suit.

Hunter: I know, I know. I'm just leaving it on to see if I like it.

Maddie: What do you need a suit for?

Hunter: Uh, Casey and Alisonís wedding. Valentine's Day is less than a month away. Oh, no.

Maddie: No, it's -- no. Forget it.

Hunter: That was really, really stupid. I'm --

Maddie: No, actually, what's really, really stupid is that I might be going to the wedding, too. Yeah. It's, uh, gonna make for another excellent blog entry. Um, "Going to your ex-boyfriend's wedding on Valentine's Day -- emotional suicide or way to be a stalker?"

Hunter: I hear you. Everybody who's single feels like a loser on Valentineís Day. It's --

[Sharkey laughs]

Sharkey: I know. I'm late.

Kiki: Mm!

Sharkey: I'll make it up to you.

Kiki: I want room service.

Sharkey: You got it.

[Kiki laughs]

Sharkey: Hey, remember me?

Clerk: One key or two, Mr. Sharkey?

Sharkey: One. I'm not letting her out of my sight.

[Kiki laughs]

Sharkey: Thanks for the early check-in.

Kiki: Ooh!

Holden: Excuse me.

Clerk: Yes, Mr. Snyder?

Holden: Does Mr. Sharkey always pay in cash?

Clerk: Always, Sir.

Holden: Okay, so tell me this -- where does an orderly get a roll of dough like that?

Molly: Maybe he's dealing.

Holden: Or maybe he's on somebody's payroll.

Molly: [Sighs] Only one way to find out.

Luke: [Sighs] His service picked up.

Lily: He just hung up on you?

Luke: Yeah. You should have heard the arrogant son of a -- look, Noah, I am not giving up, so you can't either, okay?

Lily: You know what? I -- if this guy is impossible to deal with and he's unwilling to work with us, w -- we'll find another doctor to do the surgery?

Noah: There's nobody else.

Lily: Are you 100% sure of that?

Noah: Yes. I did my research at the clinic. If I can't get Dr. Oliver, then this surgery's not happening.

Luke: Well, Dr. Oliver it is, then.

Noah: He just hung up on you, Luke. So look, thank you for trying, but -- he's my only chance. [Whispering]

Lily: We'll find another surgeon.

Luke: Mom, you heard Noah. He's done the research.

Lily: Has he done the research worldwide, or just here in the states? You know what I'm saying. If there's anybody that can call in a favor on something like this, it's Damian.

Luke: Okay. But I don't want to mention it to Noah until we know for sure. I don't want him to keep getting his hopes up.

Lily: Okay.

Luke: Noah, um, are you gonna be okay here by yourself for a little bit?

Noah: Yeah, I'm fine.

Luke: Okay, because my mom and I have a -- a meeting at Worldwide.

Noah: I'm not going anywhere.

Luke: Okay. We'll talk soon?

Noah: Yeah, whatever.

Hunter: I didn't mean you are a loser.

Maddie: I already knew that, but thank you for the clarification.

Hunter: I meant we're all losers. That is not what I meant. That came out wrong.

Maddie: Yeah. Always does, hunter.

Hunter: I know. It's like I -- I say the opposite of what I mean. It's like -- I try to say one thing, and then the opposite comes out. But you are not a loser, and that did not come out backwards.

Maddie: You mean opposite?

Hunter: Right! Well, do you like -- do you like the suit? I mean, not for what I said I bought it for. But do you -- do you like it in general?

Maddie: Uh -- it's a little baggy.

Hunter: It is?

Maddie: Mm-hmm, yeah. But I figure you have so much hot air inside of you that it will just fill out on its own.

Hunter: Ha, ha, ha, retaliation. I like that. Can I take you out to lunch to make up for being a bonehead?

Maddie: Sure.

Hunter: Excellent.

Maddie: Yes, but not today. I have to go meet with an ex to talk about my blog.

Hunter: Casey?

Maddie: No, no. Noah Mayer.

Hunter: You went out with Noah Mayer?

Maddie: Yes, I did.

Hunter: Isn't he gay?

Maddie: He is now.

Hunter: Ah, so you're the one who turned him. That was a joke, on purpose.

Maddie: Lucky.

Hunter: He had an accident, uh, right? He's blind now, or something.

Maddie: Yeah, or something.

Hunter: So let me get this straight. You're going to say your gay, blind ex-boyfriend about being friends for the blog?

Maddie: Do you hear yourself?

Hunter: What did I do?

Maddie: Just quit while you're not ahead.

Hunter: Done.

Maddie: Oh, and you're gonna need a tie. But, um, not stripes.

[Cell phone rings]

Damian: Hello. Who is this?

Meg: Your pet monkey's not here right now.

Damian: Meg. I hope your attendant, Mr. Sharkey, is taking good care of you.

[Meg scoffs]

Meg: We both know who Mr. Sharkey is taking care of, Damian. You think your money can buy you whatever you want, but that's not always the case, is it?

Damian: I don't know what you're talking about.

Meg: You think you can keep me in here like this? Pay them to keep me put away?

Damian: You're not making any sense.

Meg: [Laughs] I am. And they're gonna know it soon enough. Now, when they do let me out, you know what happens next, don't you?

Damian: I told you never to threaten me again, and yet you --

Lily: Damian, who's on the phone?

Holden: Just so you know, this might not be pretty.

Molly: I was just sleeping with a married congressman, Holden. Not much can shock me. Room service. We lied.

Holden: Hello, Mr. Sharkey.

Sharkey: What do you want?

Holden: We were in the lobby. We saw that you checked in.

Molly: Yeah, so we were wondering if it might be a good time to chat.

Sharkey: It's not.

Holden: We understand.

Molly: Yeah. What's your boss? Uh, Dr. Wilson? What's his policy on staff nooners?

Sharkey: I'm off-duty.

Molly: Really? Cool. So we can just talk Wilson ourselves, then.

Sharkey: Wait.

Kiki: It's double if they watch.

Holden: Wait for me at the hotel bar.

Kiki: Ooh. Be quick. This is one drink.

Sharkey: What is this?

Holden: Do you know who I am? My sister's a patient at Deerbrook. You work on her floor.

Sharkey: So?

Holden: So she doesn't seem to be getting any better.

Sharkey: I wouldn't know.

Holden: No? Well, I'm gonna tell you. She was getting better for a while there, but then she had sort of a setback, and I think something happened, maybe something on the inside the doctors didn't know about.

Sharkey: I haven't laid a hand on her.

Holden: I know that. Because if you had, I'd have broken both your wrists. So, you're gonna tell me what I need to know.

Sharkey: I have no idea what you're talking about.

Molly: Oh, Holden? Last call received was from Grimaldi.

Sharkey: What the hell?

Holden: That's right, Mr. Sharkey. You're gonna tell me, why is Damian Grimaldi calling you?

Holden: Answer me!

Sharkey: Grimaldi was checking on your sister, okay?

Holden: Actually, it's far from okay, since he has no relation to her at all. You know what? My sister -- she actually had a room here with Damian Grimaldi. These rooms -- pretty pricy, aren't they?

Sharkey: Get out, or I'll call the police.

Molly: Oh, we were just leaving. Have a nice day. Okay, so we know he might be on Damian's payroll --

Holden: I got to go.

Molly: Wait. Where are you gonna go?

Holden: Where do you think?

Molly: You can't go after Damian.

Holden: The hell I canít.

Molly: If you do, you'd be making a huge tactical error.

Holden: Molly, we can't sit on this. We have to take what we found out and expose Damian.

Molly: That's just it, Holden. We didn't find out a thing.

Damian: I'm sorry you had to hear that.

Lily: Damian, who's threatening you?

Damian: More of a power play, really. A shipyard in Sweden is holding a freighter in port. It's business as usual. Nothing for you to be concerned with. What brings you two here?

Luke: I need your help.

Damian: What happened?

Luke: Do you remember that doctor I told you about, the -- the specialist that Noah kept mentioning?

Damian: The one he thinks can perform the, uh, surgery to help him see again? Yeah.

Luke: Yeah, well, I spoke with him.

Damian: And?

Lily: He won't take Noahís case.

Damian: Well, then, offer him more money, whatever he wants. It's not a problem.

Luke: I did. He still refused.

Lily: I don't think that we should be going away right now.

Damian: What? Why? No, no, no. Lily, I -- I already reserved the room at the inn near faith's school. We're all set.

Lily: Yeah, and our son is dealing with a very serious situation with his boyfriend. This isn't the time to take a vacation.

Luke: Oh, now I feel really bad. I -- I really don't want you guys to change your plans because of us.

Damian: We're not going to change anything.

Lily: Damian --

Damian: Lily, listen to me, please. I -- I'll handle this, all right? Why don't you go and get all the stuff we have to get for Faith, huh? And I'll see what I can do for Luke and Noah.

Lily: You want me to go now?

Damian: Yes, yes. Don't worry. I'll handle it. I'll take care of it.

Lily: We won't go if you need us.

Luke: I'm sorry. I'm just so desperate about Noah.

Damian: Just tell me what you need, and I'll make it happen.

Luke: Well, Mom thought that maybe you could help find another doctor, maybe somebody overseas.

Damian: I can make a few calls.

Luke: Yeah, but that's the thing. Noah has his heart set on this one guy, this Dr. Oliver. He's done his research, and he has all his hopes on him.

Damian: Yeah, but he said he doesn't want to take on the case.

Luke: Yeah, he said it bored him.

Damian: That's new.

Luke: And money didn't seem to sway him, either. How do I get this guy to change his mind?

Damian: That's simple, son.

Luke: I'm glad you think so.

Damian: I know so. Make him an offer he can't refuse.

Noah: So, is this your official condolence call?

Maddie: Condolence?

Noah: Yeah. Sorry to hear you went blind. I brought you a pie.

Maddie: Oh. Sorry. I don't have a pie.

Noah: Well, good.

Maddie: I'm writing a blog for "The First Edition," Emily Stewartís new paper. I record an entry once a week.

Noah: Oh, yeah, I know. I heard about that. That -- that's good for you.

Maddie: Thanks.

Noah: So, what's -- what's the subject?

Maddie: Relationships.

Noah: Oh.

Maddie: Oh, yeah. Kind of why I'm here.

Noah: What, you -- you want to write about us?

Maddie: No, not specifically or anything.

Noah: Ah. "Video entry number one -- a cautionary tale for young girls. Never date a gay guy."

Maddie: Wow. You are in a great mood.

Noah: Yeah, well, being blind will do that to you.

Maddie: Okay. Well, then, we need to get out of here. What are you doing, hanging out here alone, anyway?

Noah: I like it when nobody's here.

Maddie: Including me?

Noah: Maddie --

Maddie: No. I'm gonna get your coat.

Noah: Well, I don't --

Maddie: No, no, no, no. We're gonna go to Al's. I'm hungry. It's lunchtime. You look like you could eat a burger and fries, so we're gonna go.

Noah: I -- I am getting kind of hungry.

Maddie: Okay. Here.

Noah: But you have to write Luke a note, or he will send out a posse to find me when he gets back.

Maddie: Fine. Consider it done. And bundle up. It's cold out there.

Luke: No, you heard me. I said that if Dr. Oliver doesn't take my call, he'll run the risk of losing his medical license. Yeah, I'll hold. [Whispering] Are you sure this is gonna work?

Damian: Is this receptionist putting the doctor on the phone or what?

Luke: Yes, yes, hello. I thought you'd like to talk to me.

Reid: You're threatening to have my medical license revoked?

Luke: Not if you take on Noahís case.

Reid: Who the hell do you think you are?

Luke: Well, I know who you are. I know the kind of things you've done, all in the name of healing. But I think we both know that the review board would have a field day if they had documented proof of how many times you bent the rules. Now, if you want to take that risk --

Reid: What do you want?

Luke: Just examine him and see if he's a good candidate for surgery. My father's jet is waiting for you at DFW. There's a car outside to take you to the airport.

Reid: You've covered all the bases, haven't you?

Noah: And once you get in Oakdale, there will be a car to take you to Memorial hospital. We'll be waiting.

Reid: With flowers and candy, I hope.

Luke: We just want Noah to get a fair chance.

Reid: This is fair in your eyes, Mr. Snyder?

Luke: See you soon.

Damian: That was stupendous. Perfectly executed.

Luke: Well, yeah, but I don't even know if the doctor's gonna get on the plane.

Damian: I do. I'm so proud of you, son.

Molly: Because running off to confront Damian before we got proof could backfire. That's why.

Holden: You said yourself you're sure that Sharkey is on Damianís payroll.

Molly: Yeah, but that's my gut feeling, Holden. That's not fact.

Holden: Okay, so what do we do now?

Molly: Now we work harder to get the proof we need. And we have to look at it from all angles, okay? What if Sharkey is on Damian's payroll, but it's not for the dark and twisty reason we're afraid of? What if Damian is so worried about Lily's safety that he's giving Sharkey a little extra cash to keep a closer eye on Meg so that she won't escape again and go after Lily? I know that you want to think the worst of this guy, but what if just this one time, you're wrong?

Holden: Are you actually defending Damian to me?

Lily: Why does my husband need defending from anyone?

Holden: I was complaining about Damian because he's forcing you to go out of town when Luke and Noah actually need him here, and Molly was telling me that Damian should be able to do whatever he wants.

Molly: Yeah, because if your husband wants to get you out of town, who are we to object, right?

Lily: First of all, Damian doesn't force me to do anything I don't want to do. And secondly, I don't need you to defend my husband.

Molly: Just trying to help.

Lily: Well, donít. You know, you're always so quick to think the worst of Damian. You know what? He's with Luke right now, trying to track down a specialist to help Noah.

Holden: Oh. By track down, you mean "Pay off"?

Lily: I thought the bottom line was to get someone to help Noah. You know what? I can't do this with you. I'll talk to Emma about the kids.

Holden: No, I'm their father. Talk to me.

Lily: We can't talk anymore, Holden. That much is clear. You're having a great effect on him. Keep it up.

[Door closes]

Molly: So, why didn't you say anything about Damian to Lily?

Holden: Why do you think?

Molly: Because you were trying to protect her?

Holden: Because the story's too thin. What am I supposed to tell her, that her husband's paying off the people at Deerbrook to keep Meg quiet without having proof?

Molly: You're right. I was just testing you.

Holden: Hmm.

Molly: So now let's go get the facts we need so we can blow this thing out in the open once and for all.

Holden: Where do we start?

Molly: At the source.

Maddie: That's not how it happened, and you know it.

Noah: Maddie, that is exactly how it happened.

Hunter: Hi.

Maddie: Oh, hey. Um, Noah, this is my boss.

Hunter: Hunter. It's nice to meet you.

Noah: Hello.

Hunter: Uh, so what's it like being blind?

Maddie: Oh, my God.

Hunter: What?

Maddie: Are you for real?

Noah: No, Maddie, it's okay. I actually like when people come right out and ask me about it instead of tiptoeing around it like it's not true. Just, uh, don't make any faces at me that I can't see.

[Hunter laughs]

Hunter: Deal.

Noah: Well, come on. Grab a chair.

Hunter: Uh, thanks. I do have one question.

Maddie: Uh, here we go.

Hunter: Do your other senses really get heightened when you lose one?

Maddie: Don't you have somewhere to be?

Noah: Maddie, relax. It's okay. Um, you know what? I -- I guess it's true that your other senses do get more fine-tuned. But I don't really focus on that too much.

Hunter: It could be fun to test it out. What? It could. She's giving me a look.

Noah: I can tell.

Hunter: Really?

Maddie: No, not really.

Noah: Well, what did you have in mind?

Hunter: Uh, could it be a surprise?

Noah: Yeah, I'm blind. Everything's a surprise. [Laughter] You know what? Maddie, lunch is on me. Just, uh, make sure I'm not tipping the waiter like 100 bucks.

[Hunter laughs]

Damian: Luciano, what's wrong?

Luke: [Sighs] It's just the way I got Dr. Oliver to come here, you know? I lied. I mean, I -- I blackmailed him. And I don't even have anything to blackmail him with.

Damian: All right, let me ask you a question. Would you rather not have this doctor coming here as we speak to see if he can operate on Noah?

Luke: No, I know, I know. But I just -- I just feel weird.

Damian: Look, your mother thought I could help you find another doctor, and you're telling me that only this doctor will do. Now you have him. Didn't you get exactly what you wanted, what Noah needs?

Luke: Yes.

Damian: Well, then, the end justifies the means.

Luke: [Sighs] I wish it was as simple for me as it is for you.

Damian: Luciano, when you love someone, you do anything you have to to protect them, right? Anything.

Luke: But this?

Damian: Even this.

[Rock music playing loudly]

Hunter: Well?

Noah: I thought we were trying to hone the senses I have, not lose another one?

Hunter: What?!

Noah: Exactly.

[Music stops]

Noah: That -- that was awesome.

Maddie: I think my teeth are loose, actually.

[Maddie laughs]

Hunter: So, did you like it?

Noah: Yeah, I did.

Hunter: But?

Noah: Well, in a way, it makes me realize everything I'm missing by not being able to see.

Hunter: That's kind of the opposite of what I was trying to do for you, man.

Maddie: Well, what exactly do you miss, I mean, besides the obvious?

Noah: Matching sounds and pictures.

Hunter: Pictures?

Noah: Yeah. I used to make movies before this happened.

Hunter: Wow. I didn't know.

Noah: Yeah. And I watched them every day. Maddie and I watched a lot together.

Maddie: Mm-hmm, yes. Those are my favorite things about our time together. No offense.

Noah: Yeah, none taken.

Hunter: I'm sorry, man. I mean it.

Noah: No, no, it's okay. It was fun. Made me forget for about five minutes that the one doctor I thought could help me see again things my case is too boring to take on.

Maddie: Seriously?

Noah: Seriously.

Hunter: Well, let's get him in here and see how he feels about boring.

[Rock music playing loudly]

Luke: Hey, Noah, it's me. I got Maddie's note, and I'm at Al's, but you're not here. Um, anyway, I have some amazing news. I, uh, talked to Dr. Oliver again, and he is on the Grimaldi jet on his way to Oakdale. He should be at Memorial within an hour. So if you could have Maddie get you there as soon as possible, that would be awesome. And -- and also, just call me back, you know? I want to make sure you're okay. Mom. Did you hear any of that?

Lily: No. What's up?

Luke: Well, I, uh, had another talk with Dr. Oliver, and he's on his way to Oakdale.

Lily: How on earth? After what he said to you earlier?

Luke: Well, Damian coached me.

Lily: Coached you how? I thought you were just gonna ask him to make some calls to overseas surgeons.

Luke: Yeah, but when I told him that Noah wanted Dr. Oliver but Dr. Oliver wasn't interested, Damian said to make him an offer that he couldn't refuse. And he was right.

Lily: Wait a minute. I thought he turned down the offer of more money when you asked him.

Luke: I didn't offer him any more money.

Lily: Luke, you threatened him?

Luke: Don't be upset.

Lily: I -- I just want to understand, what exactly did Damian say to you?

Luke: He said that if you love somebody, the ends justify the means. Mom, what are you thinking?

Lily: I'm thinking I need to speak to your father.

Luke: Mom, Dr. Oliver is coming to see Noah, and that's all that matters.

[Lily sighs]

[Luke sighs]

Reid: Luke Snyder?

Luke: Dr. Oliver, you made it. I cannot thank you enough.

Reid: We both know why I'm here. Let's not pretend that this is a normal consult.

Luke: Look, I -- I'm sorry. I just felt as if --

Reid: You felt that you could blackmail me. I'm curious, how much did it cost you to get dirt on me?

Luke: Dr. Oliver, I did not want to do it this way. But, you see --

Reid: What I see is the big, fat, silver spoon in your mouth that I hope you choke on. You have any idea how many people actually wait their turn to see me, who don't feel that they deserve to move to the front of the line just because they were born with blue blood in their veins? What makes you think that Mr. Mayer is more deserving of my time than anyone else?

Luke: Well, he's not, but he's the only person that I love who needs you.

Reid: Well, I'm here, thanks to you and your father's corporate jet. Where's the patient?

Luke: Uh, well, he should be here any minute.

Reid: He should be?

Luke: Yeah. I -- I left him a message when I got confirmation that you were on the plane.

Reid: Okay, there's a commercial flight that's heading back to Dallas in an hour. I'm already booked on it. It was a displeasure meeting you, Mr. Snyder.

Luke: Noah, Noah. I told you to call me when you got my message. Dr. Oliver is here, but he's mad.

Noah: Dr. Oliver?

Reid: 15 minutes.

[Luke sighs]

Reid: Alone.

[Voice breaking]

Meg: I'm okay. I am. It's just the drugs. Oh, I didn't think anyone believed me, not even you. You don't know how alone I felt.

Holden: I'm so sorry. I'm so sorry that this happened to you.

Meg: Sharkey's always watching -- always. The day I figured this out, before they started drugging me, I saw Damian paying him off.

Molly: That's what we have to prove -- that Damian's paying him to harm you.

Meg: Well, just look at me. I'm like this because of them.

Molly: I -- I said the same thing to Holden, Meg. It doesn't matter how many times you say it or how much we believe you over Damian. If we can't prove that he deliberately set out to hurt you --

Meg: He's gonna make sure that I never get out of here so Lily and everybody else won't find out what he did, that he slept with me so I wouldn't tell anyone that he knew that Holden was still alive when everybody else didnít. Don't you see that?

Holden: I do, I do. I do believe you, and so does Molly. But we just -- we need to make sure.

Meg: Please. You have to get me out of here. I can't be here another day. Please. For all I know, Damian's getting more worried, and he's paying more money to Sharkey. Please, please.

Holden: Okay, okay. I -- I'm gonna take care of you, okay?

Meg: Okay. Well, just -- just go to the police, okay, and tell them what I'm telling you, okay? You have to get me out of here before Damian makes sure that I canít. Please. Please, Holden. Please, both of you, you have to help me. Please, please, please, please.

[Telephone rings]

Damian: Hello.

Sharkey: I've been calling your cell for half an hour.

Damian: What are you doing, calling my home?

Sharkey: Because you wouldn't answer your cell.

Sharkey; Do you know what's going on?

Damian: With what? With Meg?

Sharkey: Try her brother.

Damian: Holden? What about him?

Sharkey: He showed up at my door with some broad, and they started asking a lot of questions about you, big guy.

Damian: What did you say?

Sharkey: I didn't say anything. But that doesn't mean he's not on to us. You said this was lucrative and risk-free. It's starting to not be nearly lucrative enough and full of risk. You understand what I'm saying, Mr. G?

Damian: What do you want me to do?

Sharkey: Pay me more to put up with this nonsense or else.

Damian: Wait. Wait!

Lily: Those Swedes must be really giving you a hard time.

Damian: Cara, yeah, yeah. Fortunately, I have, uh -- I have people who can handle this for me, so it won't ruin our weekend in the country. Did you get everything you need, uh, to bring up to Faith's school? Do you want me to unload the car for you?

Lily: I have to ask you a question.

Damian: Shoot.

Lily: Did you strong-arm Luke into doing something he would never have imagined doing on his own?

Damian: Did I what?

Lily: Why on earth are you trying to get us out of town so fast?

Damian: I'm not.

Lily: Well, it certainly feels like that to me. So let me ask you this, then. What or who are you hiding from?

Damian: I'm confused here, Lily. Um, you told me the timing was off for a real honeymoon. You said you didn't want to be far from Faith. So I arranged for a long weekend in a beautiful inn right around the corner from your daughter, and all of the sudden, you -- you decide I have some sort of, uh, hidden agenda for wanting to do exactly what you've asked me to do? What am I missing here?

Lily: I know what you made Luke do.

Damian: What did he tell you?

Lily: I know enough to know that you -- you got him to go against everything he believes in, to use your brand of coercion to get what he wants.

Damian: And it worked, didn't it? I mean, Dr. Oliver is here, seeing Noah.

Lily: Are you really missing my point here, Damian?

Damian: Really, Lily, I'm sorry. I'm -- I'm trying to juggle your needs and Luke's a -- and Faith's and all of your kids. I'm just trying to give us a much deserved break and a little time to ourselves. Is -- is that so wrong?

Lily: Stop making this about us, because it's not. Right now, I'm talking about Luke, and you telling him that the end justifies the means.

Damian: You think that was a mistake?

Lily: What concerns me is that you donít. I can only imagine what you encouraged him to say or do to get that doctor here. It's not like Luke.

Damian: But it is like me? Oh, I see, I see. So it's okay for me to employ my skills in whatever way I see fit to keep us comfortable in a style we're accustomed to. That doesn't bother you.

Lily: I never said --

Damian: But suddenly there's different kind of rules when it comes to our son?

Lily: I have always had a problem with it, and you know it. It has been a sticking point with us for a long time.

Damian: Only because you let it, Lily.

Lily: And it makes me angrier to think that you're passing on this kind of behavior to our son! This is not how I want to raise our family.

Damian: Oh, we wouldn't be a family now if I hadn't --

Lily: If you hadn't what?

Damian: [Sighs] I'm sorry, Lily. I take what I want. That's how I've always been. And what I've always wanted -- it's you.

Lily: This just doesn't feel right to me, Damian.

Damian: Only because we're making it more important than it needs to be, Lily. Please, I'm begging you, let's go away, make time for each other, maybe even try to start making another baby of our own. That's all I want. You have to believe me.

Lily: And it's only part of what I want, and that's the difference between us.

Damian: What do you want?

Lily: I want my son to be the man I raised him to be.

Damian: And not the man you think I'm trying to make him out to be.

Lily: You said it. I didnít.

Luke: So, what's the verdict? Is he just another boring blind guy who's not worthy of your talents?

Reid: I don't like you.

Luke: Yeah, I got that.

Reid: But Noah didn't ask for this, and his movies are gonna be pretty rough if he can't see.

Luke: So you can help him?

Reid: Of course I can.

Luke: But will you?

Reid: He says he's pretty good.

Luke: He's great.

Reid: I'll take his word for it. Arrogance appeals to me. What can I say?

Luke: Oh! I do not know how to thank you.

Reid: Well, how about this -- as soon as I'm finished restoring Noah's eyesight, I never hear from you again, and you throw away the dirt that you have on me?

Luke: It's a deal.

Reid: It better be a deal. I'm the one that's gonna be cutting open your boyfriend's head.

Luke: [Sighs] Did that really just happen?

Noah: I think it actually did. He doesn't like you at all.

Luke: I don't care.

Noah: What did you do?

Luke: I told him that I had some info on him that would get him in trouble with the AMA.

Noah: What kind of info?

Luke: I don't have anything. I made it up.

Noah: And he still came?

Luke: Well, I guess he has some secrets that he doesn't want to get out. But that's not important. We took a risk, and it worked.

Noah: Luke, this was more than just a risk. This could have been the difference between me getting a shot to see again or not.

Luke: So you're not mad at me?

Noah: I'm a little shocked, but mad? No. I'm not mad. Thank you, Luke.

Hunter: I'm sorry. Breathing down your neck.

Maddie: No. You're surprisingly unobtrusive.

Hunter: You know, Maddie, uh, the entry is really good, maybe one of the best.

Maddie: Thanks, thanks. I got inspired after my talk with Noah.

Hunter: You and him seem like really good friends for exes.

Maddie: We are.

Hunter: Maybe it's 'cause he's gay. I mean, he's just gay. It just is. And you didn't really break up, because -- let's just stop now.

[Maddie chuckles]

Maddie: Probably, but its okay.

Hunter: Is it?

Maddie: Yeah. You helped Noah out today, and you don't even know it. It was very nice of you.

Hunter: Thanks.

Maddie: You're welcome.

Holden: Meg, listen to me. I'm your brother. I love you very much, and I will never, ever abandon you. You know that, right? I'm gonna keep you safe, okay? Meg, listen to me. Listen to me. I promise you, I will take care of you.

[Voice breaking]

Meg: I know I've done some things that I shouldn't have, but the rest of it, Holden --

Holden: I know, I know. Its okay, it's okay. Listen, you just need to try and stay calm. I'm gonna do everything I can to fix this, all right?

Meg: Okay, okay.

Holden: All right. Stay calm, okay? And I'll see you soon. I'll talk to you soon. All right.

Molly: Hey. How is she?

Holden: She's scared. So am I.

Molly: I have more bad news.

Holden: What?

Molly: I finally got a call from the local police in Kentucky.

Holden: Officer Grady?

Molly: No, his C.O. Grady's not there anymore.

Holden: What do you mean he's not there?

Molly: He took early retirement, moved on up to Chicago. I assume you're thinking what I am?

Holden: Okay, so first a hospital orderly rents a $400 a day room for his date, orders champagne every time. He has a menu in his hand. And now some small-time cop has enough cash to take early retirement and move to one of the most expensive cities in the country?

Molly: So when do we leave?

Holden: For Chicago?

Molly: Yeah.

Holden: You sure you want to do this? You've been devil's advocating me all day.

Molly: I've been fact-checking you, Holden. There's a difference.

Holden: All right. Let's do it.

Molly: Okay.

Holden: Thank you.

Molly: You're welcome.

On the next "As the World Turns" --

Paul: Emily moved her hand. She could be waking up. I got to get to the hospital.

Mick: Aah!

Holden: I had an important business trip that suddenly came up.

Lily: With Molly?

Molly: Don't you think your wife has a right to know that she married you under false pretenses?

Damian: And if she does, do you know what she'll do?

Molly: Leave you.

Damian: And go straight back to Holden.

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