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As The World Turns Transcript Thursday 2/25/10

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Alison: Casey! Casey, no! Casey, you don't want to do this. Please.

Casey: You don't know how bad I want to do this.

Alison: You'll end up back in jail.

Casey: I'm just finishing something he already started.

Alison: The police aren't gonna see it that way, neither will your mother.

Casey: They don't have to know. We'll make it look like he did it himself.

Alison: We'll know.

Casey: Yes, and I can live with that.

Alison: Well, I can't, and you don't want to either!

Mick: I think he does. I think he wants to more than anything else.

Alison: Mick, stop it.

Mick: Come on! Just do it!

Alison: Casey, pull him back, please.

Casey: Why? Who are you worried about, me or him?

Alison: Both of you!

Casey: Do you love him?

Alison: What?

Casey: It's a simple question. Just answer it. Is this psychopath the guy you want to be with?

Molly: How can the United States government support the deportation of an American citizen?

Tom: They're not deporting him. They're extraditing him. It happens all the time.

Molly: How do they have the right to put him on trial? Whatever he did, he did here in the states.

Tom: That's our best argument against extradition. I just don't see how a federal judge would rule that Malta has any jurisdiction in your case.

Molly: So, that means we win?

Tom: We should.

Holden: But?

Tom: Well, the Maltese government is pushing very hard to extradite Holden immediately.

Molly: Okay. You tell me the judge that's hearing the case and I'll find out everything this guy even ever thought about doing wrong.

Tom: Well, I would really like to try some legal reasoning before we jump to extortion and obstruction of justice.

Molly: You do your thing, I'll do mine.

Holden: You know what, Molly? Tom's right. You're a mile past overkill already.

Molly: I told you, I can't just sit here and do nothing while they ship you off to a show trial.

Holden: All right. You want to do something?

Molly: Yeah.

Holden: Then do something for me.

Molly: Anything. What?

Holden: I need you to bring Lily here.

Molly: Anything else?

Holden: Molly, it's important.

Molly: Of course it is.

Luke: Dr. Oliver said that there is no way the body in this autopsy report could be Damian’s.

Lily: I thought you didn't trust Dr. Oliver.

Luke: As a person, no. But as a doctor, even Bob Hughes admits he's brilliant.

Lily: And he's sure about this?

Luke: 100%. He says that whoever this body is had an advanced case of Huntington’s disease. They wouldn't have been able to walk or talk when they died, and we both know that Damian could.

Reid: Okay. So, Gillian, is it? All right, here's the deal. I know that Dr. Hughes said he was gonna refer you to one Dr. Channing, but, frankly, you'd be better off seeing a pediatrician than letting that clown anywhere near your brain. So, I told him I'd do it myself, but you can thank me later.

Gillian: Have you done this kind of surgery before?

Reid: No. I've been waiting for a case that was so hopeless it paid to give it a shot.

Gillian: And that's me?

Reid: How cool is that?

Gillian: What if it doesn't work?

Reid: Then I'm gonna look really bad.

Gillian: What about me?

Reid: Yeah. You'll probably look a lot worse.

[Knock on door]

Reid: Go away! I'm with a patient!

Luke: I'm sorry to interrupt.

Reid: Turn around, shut the door, and get lost.

Luke: It's just gonna take one --

Reid: I said I'm with a patient, Mr. Snyder. Sorry about that. So, any questions?

Alison: Casey, please, don't do this.

Casey: Just answer the question.

Mick: It doesn't matter how you answer. Either way, he's gonna let go.

Casey: You're really pushing it, you know that? I would shut up if I was you!

Alison: I don't know what you want me to say!

Casey: Just tell me the truth!

Alison: Oh, God, Casey! Stop, stop!

Casey: Then answer the question! Do you love him? I just want to know if you love him!

Alison: I don't want to say the wrong thing and make you let him go!

Casey: There's no right or wrong, just the truth. Do you love him?

Alison: No! No, I don't love him!

Casey: Then why did you sleep with him?

Alison: I don't know why I did it, okay? We just -- we -- we felt this connection! We both felt it, and I just didn't know what it was!

Casey: But it wasn't love?

Alison: No, it couldn't have been.

Casey: Why not?

Alison: Because I'm in love with you, Casey! That's why! There, you both wanted the truth! That's it!

Casey: I don't know what to say.

Mick: You're pathetic. She just told you she loved you. You don't know what to say.

Casey: You're still one push away from the pavement!

Alison: Mick, what the hell are you doing?

Mick: Same thing I was doing when I jumped in front of that truck.

Alison: You don't want to die.

Mick: Beats spending the next 20 years in a cell.

Casey: You're right. Prison's a lot worse.

Mick: What are you doing?

Casey: I want to make sure you suffer every miserable day for the rest of your life.

Mick: You son of a --

Casey: Aah! Aah!

Alison: Let me see it, let me see it. You're bleeding.

Alison: Mick, why the hell'd you do that? Mick, where are you going? Casey, okay, come we got to get you downstairs and take care of this. Can you walk?

Casey: Yes, I can walk! We got to go after --

Alison: No! How far can he get? Come on. Let's take care of this.

Tom: I'm gonna talk to Steven Franklin, the U.S. attorney. He'll be arguing for the government at the extradition hearing.

Holden: Is that good?

Tom: Normally he can make the decision to drop this thing on his own.

Molly: Holden needs to see you.

Lily: What's wrong?

Molly: The Maltese government's trying to have him extradited today.

Lily: What? How can they do that?

Molly: I don't think they can, neither does Tom, but Holden's afraid of the influence that Damian's family's had in Malta, so he wants to talk to you about it.

Lily: Oh, this is so horrible. How is Holden? Is he all right?

Molly: No. He's not. He really wants to see you right away.

Lily: Let's go.

Luke: There's gonna be a hearing on the extradition unless you tell the U.S. attorney what you told me about the body.

Reid: I'm not a forensic pathologist.

Luke: No, but you are the most brilliant neurosurgeon on planet earth.

Reid: You're asking me for a favor. You might want to cut back on the snarkiness.

Luke: Look, I'm sorry, but you told me that you're sure this body was not my father’s.

Reid: Not if he could walk, talk, and say goodbye.

Luke: Well, I need you to tell the U.S. attorney that.

Reid: Doesn't he have his own doctors?

Luke: Well, I guess so, but, apparently, they didn't see what you saw.

Reid: Big surprise.

Luke: So, that's why you have to tell them.

Reid: Fine. Have them fax over a form. I'll fill it out when I get s chance.

Luke: No, we can't wait that long.

Reid: I'm sorry. Forgive me. One minute the authorities think that your father's a corpse, the next minute they think he's a killer?

Luke: Well, obviously, I have two different fathers.

Reid: Well, with your mother's good looks, that's not a big surprise. Where is that hottie, anyway?

Luke: Uh, I don't know. I think she's talking to Molly. Can we just go?

Reid: Where?

Luke: The U.S. attorney is at the police station.

Reid: Now? I can't just leave the hospital.

Luke: But you have to tell him what you told me.

Reid: I thought I made this clear. You don't tell me what to do.

Luke: But this is really important.

Reid: So are my patients. Besides, you don't need a doctor. You need a lawyer.

Luke: I can't believe that you think that I'm arrogant.

Reid: I can't hear you.

Luke: Because there isn't a doctor in this entire hospital who could cover you for an hour, and if I lose both of my fathers because of you, well, I guess that's my problem, because God forbid you think about anyone besides yourself.

Tom: I know the pressure is on from Malta to extradite Mr. Snyder, but let's face the facts. There's no case for jurisdiction here. We'll just be wasting the court's time.

Holden: Hey, you came.

Lily: Molly told me. What's happening?

Holden: Could we have a few minutes alone?

Tom: Sure. I'll take Mr. Franklin outside and go over all the ways he's violating the constitution of the United States.

Molly: Do you, uh -- do you need anything?

Holden: No. No, we're fine.

Molly: Okay. I guess I'll make sure Tom doesn't forget any clauses.

[Door closes]

Holden: Thank you for coming. Listen, I know that you have a lot of mixed feelings about me right now.

Lily: Holden, I want to help you. I don't want to see you get shipped off to Malta.

Holden: Well, I think that that's what's gonna happen.

Lily: Luke doesn't think --

Holden: I know how Luke feels about me right now. He thinks I'm responsible for everything that happened to his father.

Lily: No, he doesn’t don't you forget that you are his father.

Holden: Lily, if I hadn't gotten into a fight with Damian, he wouldn't have fallen off that ship. He wouldn't have drowned.

Lily: He didn't drown.

Holden: They found his body.

Lily: That's what I'm trying to tell you, Holden. The body in the photograph, it wasn't Damian.

Holden: What are you talking about?

Lily: Luke took the autopsy report to Dr. Oliver. He said it can't be Damian.

Holden: How does he know that?

Lily: The corpse in the photo has advanced Huntington’s disease.

Holden: Has Dr. Oliver told anybody about this?

Lily: No. He's with Luke right now.

Luke: No, he's not.

Lily: Where's Dr. Oliver?

Luke: He's not with me.

Holden: He needs to come down here. He needs to tell the U.S. attorney about this.

Luke: I know. I already told him that.

Lily: He said no?

Luke: He said he was too . Busy.

Lily: That's insane.

Luke: No, that's Dr. Oliver.

Reid: Results of diffusion tensor imaging are consistent with previous EEG and MRI results, confirming that the seizure activity is focused on the hippocampus. The patient is therefore an excellent candidate for the surgery. Hear that, Channing, you deli slicer? I'm gonna get this lady back on her feet, go back to Dallas. One more prize to throw in your face. So, why am I thinking about some irrelevant Maltese corpse?

Alison: Stay right there while I get what I need.

Casey: Shouldn't we alert security and tell them Dante's loose?

Alison: Well, it's a hospital-wide message. Your grandfather already called the police.

Casey: We shouldn't have let him go.

Alison: You mean I shouldn't have.

Casey: No.

Alison: Casey, I was just -- was worried about your hand.

Casey: It's nothing.

Alison: Let me take a look at it. Okay. That is not nothing. When is the last time you had a tetanus shot?

Casey: When I had a skateboarding accident like in fifth grade.

Alison: Okay. Well, you're probably gonna need another one, and you're also gonna need a couple stitches till this heals properly.

Casey: And you know how to do that?

Alison: No, but I've been wanting a chance to try. Kidding. What?

Casey: What you said on the roof, was that just to keep me from pushing Mick off the edge?

Alison: You told me to tell the truth.

Casey: And did you?

Alison: Yes, I did.

Casey: Ow, that hurts!

Alison: It's supposed to! Serves you right.

Casey: What did I do?

Alison: You scared me to death up there, putting me on the spot like that!

Casey: I wanted to know.

Alison: I guess I can't blame you. I mean, I haven't been very fair to you, and -- and I understand if you never want to see me again.

Casey: No. I'm not saying that. You know, it's just a weird situation. This dude thinks he's James Stenbeck. He did the Frankenstein thing with your sister. I don't blame you for being confused.

Alison: How about for wrecking our wedding?

Casey: See, I don't know. I was just thinking, maybe this was a good thing that happened. Maybe deep down inside we weren't ready for it.

Alison: Well, that's just it. I thought I was.

Casey: Yeah. I thought so, too, 'cause I wanted to be, you know, especially after you said yes.

Alison: I really wanted to be Mrs. Casey Hughes, you know, and be a part of your family and all that and just have everything settled.

Casey: I guess wanting to be ready isn't really the same thing as being ready.

Alison: I guess not.

Casey: I pushed this whole thing onto you.

Alison: No. We made the decisions together.

Casey: No. I sprung this whole proposal thing on you without even asking you first.

Alison: Casey, I said yes.

Casey: Yes, and that was my favorite part about the whole thing.

Alison: Mine, too. I should probably go get you a doctor to take care of those stitches.

Casey: I -- I don't mind if you want to do it.

Alison: No. You need to have it done right or else you might have a permanent scar.

Casey: It might be really cool.

Alison: Well, how much cooler could a guy possibly be?

Casey: Yeah, you're right.

Alison: Okay. Keep this pressed right here until I go find you a doctor, all right?

Casey: All right.

Alison: Okay.

Casey: Hey, Ali, just so you know, I'm still in love with you, too.

[Door closes]

[Mick grunting]

Mick: What are you doing here?

Alison: Looking for you.

Mick: Are you gonna turn me in?

Alison: I don't know.

Mick: Then what are you doing here?

Alison: I just knew that I had to find you before the police did.

Reid: How's your therapy coming along?

Noah: It's good. It's really good. I'm anxious for the surgery.

Reid: I'm anxious to cut.

Noah: When do you think we'll be able to do that?

Reid: We'll be able to do that as soon as I'm not surrounded by inconsequential distractions

Noah: But we're gonna do that here, right, in Memorial?

Reid: Unless the judge releases me so I can return to Dallas, we don't have much of a choice. Keep your fingers crossed.

Noah: When will you know?

Reid: Not soon enough.

Noah: Is that it?

Reid: Is what it?

Noah: Why you're distracted? The hearing?

Reid: No. Once again, it's your boyfriend.

Noah: Luke?

Reid: How many boyfriends does one blind guy have?

Noah: If you had a run-in with him --

Reid: He barged in on me earlier when I was with a patient.

Noah: Okay. Maybe you could just cut him some slack just this once?

Reid: And I would do that because?

Noah: I don't know if you noticed this when you saw him, but he was probably a little upset.

Reid: With his disposition, it's difficult to tell.

Noah: His birth father just died.

Reid: Well, that's open to interpretation.

Noah: What are you talking about?

Reid: He came by here yesterday with some autopsy photos. I offered to take a look at them for him.

Noah: What happened?

Reid: I told him, in my professional opinion, that whoever the guy in the photo was, there's no way in hell it was his father.

Noah: Are you serious?

Reid: Was Damian Grimaldi mentally and physically incapacitated before he died?

Noah: No.

Reid: Then, yeah, I'm serious.

Noah: Oh, my God.

Reid: I thought he'd thank me and that would be the end of it, but apparently they think his other dad killed his real dad or some such thing.

Noah: Yeah, but if what you're saying is true, then Holden's innocent!

Reid: Yeah. That's what has him all in a twist. He came by here demanding that I drop everything and go make a statement.

Noah: And you said no?

Reid: I told him to fax me some forms, I'd fill them out. As ridiculous and pathetic as this hospital is, I do actually have a job to do here.

Noah: Wait. Dr. Oliver -- Dr. Oliver, you can't just blow this off. I mean, Luke's dad is sitting in jail for something that he didn't even do!

Reid: Not really my problem.

Noah: You're a doctor. Come on. You help people.

Reid: Sick people, not wrongly accused people. What the guy needs is a better lawyer, not a neurosurgeon.

Noah: That is a cop out.

Reid: Excuse me?

Noah: You heard me. If you don't want to be distracted, that's fine. Make a statement and move on. You've asked us both to do things that we didn't want to do and we still did them. So, now maybe it's your turn.

Reid: Yeah, but that's not really how it works.

Noah: If you're only refusing to get involved now because it's Luke --

Reid: We're done here.

Noah: Dr. Oliver --

Reid: I said we're done here, Mr. Mayer.

Luke: Dr. Oliver said that that body had advanced stages of Huntington’s disease. That means that the guy couldn't talk or walk.

Holden: Then it couldn't have been Damian.

Luke: Exactly.

Holden: So, why won't he come down here and tell them?

Luke: Because he's a selfish, self-absorbed little jerk.

Lily: Then we will find somebody else who's willing to testify.

Holden: I'll tell Tom. Thank you for believing.

Luke: I always did, Dad. I know you're not a murderer. I'm just sorry that couldn't get Dr. Oliver down here.

Holden: It's okay. Don't worry about it.

Tom: I'm sorry, Holden. Franklin seems to have his orders, and he's going to follow them.

Lily: What does that mean?

Tom: He's found a judge for the extradition hearing. It's gonna happen today.

Molly: You listen to me! You even try and ship off an American citizen to some kangaroo court in Europe, and I will have your face plastered on every TV and computer screen in the country!

Tom: Molly wanted to have a shot at this after I failed.

Holden: I think I better stop her before she ends up in a cell next to mine.

Lily: Tom, there's medical evidence that the body they said is dead and it isn't Damian’s.

Tom: What kind of evidence?

Lily: Tell him what you told us.

Molly: I am not bluffing! I will hound you to your grave, Franklin!

Holden: I think you've made your point.

Molly: What?

Lily: Tom's looking for a neurologist.

Molly: What for?

Holden: There are some questions about the autopsy report.

Luke: You can't charge somebody for murder if you don't have a body.

Franklin: I have a body.

Luke: But what if it isn't Damian Grimaldi's?

Molly: What are you talking about?

Holden: The body they found shows signs of a disease that Damian did not have.

Molly: They can prove that?

Lily: Tom's working on it.

Molly: Well, what does he need?

Luke: An expert in neurology.

Molly: I'll make some calls, too. A good neurologist can't be that hard to find.

Reid: Well, you'd be surprised.

Luke: You came.

Reid: Yeah, I came. Let's not get all weepy. Just tell me who I need to talk to so I can get back to my work.  If you at the brain dissection, you can see there's a clear accumulation of aggregated Huntington’s ALG associated disconcertion. That means that ate guy couldn’t walk or talk.

Molly: That means that there's no way it’s Damian.

Franklin: I'll have to show this to my people first.

Reid: Sure. What do I know?

Luke: Dr. Oliver is one o be neurosurgeons in the world.

Reid: That had to hurt.

Molly: So, you're sure about this?

Lily: Does he sound like someone who doesn't know what he's talking about?

Molly: I'm just saying, that body was floating in the sea for God knows how long.

Reid: The brain's protected. It's what keeps you from being a big slab of meat.

Molly: Thanks.

Luke: He doesn't mean you.

Reid: Sure, I do.

Tom: Mr. Franklin, we both know with what little chance you had to convince a judge to extradite Mr. Snyder will not survive these facts. Why not call the judge and cancel the hearing?

Franklin: I'll need to call Washington first.

Lily: There's no way he can send Holden to Malta now.

Tom: I shouldn't think so. Have you discussed this with my father?

Reid: And he would be?

Tom: Dr. Bob Hughes.

Reid: Him? Why would I talk to him?

Tom: It would be helpful if he confirmed your analysis.

Reid: I've forgotten more neuroscience than he ever knew. But sure. Why not? If you think it'll help. I've already wasted most of my afternoon on this.

Tom: Charming guy.

Luke: I know, but he is one of the best. Excuse me for a minute. I'll be right back.

Lily: Tom, they'll have to accept Dr. Oliver's opinion, won't they?

Tom: They'll have their doctors come in and double-check. I'll have my father weigh in on our side. But it sure sounds like he's right.

Holden: So, what do we do now?

Tom: Wait for Franklin to get his marching orders. I'll go see my father.

Molly: I told you it would all be okay!

Holden: Well, it's not over yet.

Molly: They don't have a body, they don't have a crime.

Holden: We'll see.

Luke: Thank you so much for coming down here, Dr. Oliver. It means a lot to my family and to me. I owe you.

Reid: I'm glad you said that, 'cause I know exactly how you're gonna pay me back.

Mick: You call the cops?

Alison: No. Casey's grandfather did.

Mick: Would you have called them?

Alison: Probably. For your own good.

Mick: You think I need help?

Alison: Yes, I do. You can’t get help and be a fugitive either, because -- come on, Mick, a guy in a wheelchair's probably not gonna be that difficult to catch.

Mick: Yeah. I guess not.

Alison: You'll be better off if you just turn yourself in before they find you.

Mick: Well, I haven't really gone anywhere.

Alison: Well, you were confined to your room and now you're not in it.

Mick: That's a good point. Will you come visit me in prison?

Alison: There's no reason to think that that's where you're gonna end up.

Mick: I shot up a Hughes-family wedding. I think that's a pretty bad move in this town.

Alison: Maybe you weren't yourself. You know, you need medical help, not a prison term.

Mick: Well, I think you're the only person who really believes that.

Alison: Then I'll speak up for you.

Mick: Maybe you shouldn’t. You've taken enough hits on my account.

Alison: Mick, you don't think I'm strong enough?

Mick: No. I think you're the strongest person I've ever met.

Alison: Then you've got nothing to worry about.

Mk: Maybe you shouldn’t. You've already burned enough bridges because of me.

Alison: They're my bridges, and I'll build them back up if I want to, but right now I want to help you.

Mick: You know, it wasn't all lies, you know. James made me do a lot of bad things, but he didn't control know everything, like the way I felt about you.

Alison: I know.

Mick: And I really didn't mean to hurt you.

Alison: I know that, too, but it doesn't matter anymore. James is dead, outside in the world and inside of you. You beat him.

Mick: Thanks to you. [Laughs] I don't know what I have to do now.

Alison: You'll learn how to be Mick Dante all the time.

Mick: Whoever that is.

Alison: You'll figure it out.

Cop: Hands where I can see them. I need to see some I.D.

Mick: I -- you don't need I.D. I'm Mick Dante. I think I'm probably the one you're looking for.

Cop: Are you okay, Miss? Did this man do anything to hurt you?

Tom: Hi. Case?

Casey: Dad, hey.

Tom: What happened to your hand?

Casey: I got in a fight with a guy in a wheelchair.

Tom: You're kidding, right?

Casey: No. Mick got out of his room and he was on the roof with Alison. I went up there to find her, and he and I got in to it, and he jumped me.

Tom: From a wheelchair?

Casey: Yeah. It's pathetic, I know.

Tom: So, where is he now?

Casey: I don't know. Granddad called the police, and they're all over the place.

Tom: Can I -- can I help you with this, please?

Casey: Oh, thanks.

Tom: So, tell me something. Is Alison okay?

Casey: She's fine. She said she’s still in love with me.

Tom: You believed her?

Casey: Maybe I was the one who messed everything up.

Tom: Look, let me tell you something. None of this was your fault.

Casey: I pushed her really hard into marrying me. You know, she might have got scared and wanted to find a way out, and, obviously, she found it. You know, I just should’ve listened to you and Mom when you were warning me.

Tom: We were just trying to make sure that you didn't make a mistake.

Casey: And that's so not like me.

Tom: So, how do you feel about Alison now?

Casey: I told her I loved her, too.

Tom: Then maybe it isn't too late for you two to try it again.

Luke: You want me to testify for you?

Reid: Didn't I just stand up for your father in there?

Luke: You didn't agree to testify.

Reid: Oh, don't get cute. I just got your father out of a jam, and I want you to do the same thing for me.

Luke: How?

Reid: I want you to tell the judge at my hearing that I didn't steal your car, that I, in fact, borrowed it from you.

Luke: So you want me to lie.

Reid: No. I want you to repay a favor.

Luke: You want me to commit perjury so you can fly back to Texas and not operate on Noah?

Reid: Oh, get over yourself. Noah's my patient now, okay? I don't bail out on a fight. Wherever I am, Noah's gonna get his eyesight back, all right?

Luke: You mean that?

Reid: Yeah, I do.

Luke: Well, thank you. You did a good thing today.

Reid: Just save it. Just make sure that when the time comes, you do the right thing for me.

Luke: Okay. I'll be in touch. I got to go.

Molly: What do you mean, you're not dropping the extradition? Didn't you hear Dr. Oliver? That body they found isn't Damian Grimaldi!

Franklin: We'll see what the judge has to say about that.

Molly: Can he do this?

Holden: I'm sure there are political deals being made that we don't know anything about.

Molly: Like what? They found oil in Malta?

Lily: Does it really matter?

Molly: I'm gonna make sure it matters, a lot.

Holden: I don't know what that means.

[Door closes]

Lily: I want you to know that I will support you all the way, no matter what it costs.

Holden: I appreciate that.

Luke: Dad, everything's gonna be okay. Once the judge hears what Dr. Oliver has to say, you're gonna get out of here.

Holden: I hope so. I really do, but there are some things that we should probably talk about while there's still time.

Lily: We don't need to do this --

Holden: No, no, no. We do. I just want to make sure that everything's covered for you, for Luke, and for the kids.

Lily: Holden, you're making it sound like you don't think you're gonna see them again.

Holden: Lily, we don't know what's going to happen. Listen, I gave Tom notes for the kids. I want you to make sure that he gives them to them.

Lily: No! No. Tom's not gonna give them notes. You’re gonna be here yourself to tell them about this.

Holden: No. I don't want them to see me in custody. Not here, not in Malta.

Lily: They're gonna want to visit you.

Holden: No. I don't want them flying halfway around the world to see me in prison.

Luke: What about me?

Holden: No.

Luke: Dad, come on. You have to stop talking like this.

Holden: One more thing.

Lily: Holden --

Holden: Just do me a favor. Every day, just tell the kids that I love them.

Lily: Oh, God.

Holden: No. Lily, just do that for me, okay?

Lily: No.

Holden: Will you, please?

Lily: No! You're gonna be here to tell them yourself!

Molly: I have breaking news, and we need to go live right away.

Producer: I thought you were taking the day off.

Molly: Well, I was until this fell on my lap. Yeah. Pretty amazing, huh? And the graphics will have to be online in a minute.

Producer: Well, I have to clear it with Kim.

Molly: Nope. I already did that. She read what you have there, and she said, "Put it on air as soon as it's ready, Kiddo.”

 Producer: Then let's get you on set.

Tom: Listen, whatever happened between you and Alison, this was not your fault. Whatever's in the past stays in the past, because you are a different man now.

Casey: Yeah. Too bad these law schools of Michigan guys won't take your word for it.

Tom: Well, they won't, but if we can get your record expunged, then it won't matter.

Casey: How -- how do we do that?

Tom: We try to convince the judge that you've earned the right to a second chance.

Casey: Like that's gonna happen.

Tom: Well, it's worth a try. If we get it expunged, you don't have to explain anything on your application.

Casey: You think I've earned a second chance?

Tom: Absolutely.

Casey: Even after this whole wedding fiasco?

Tom: Your mother and I believe in you. We never lost faith in you, even when you lost faith in yourself.

Cop: I've apprehended the suspect and I'm bringing him in.

Alison: Do you really need those handcuffs? I mean, he's in a wheelchair.

Mick: Don't worry about it, Alison.

Alison: I never should have brought you up on the roof.

Mick: It was worth it, to have those few minutes with you.

Alison: Yeah, I doubt it.

Mick: It was all worth it, even getting hit by that truck.

Alison: [Laughs] Mick --

Mick: It's okay. I'll be fine. All that matters is I beat James Stenbeck, thanks to you.

Holden: It's time?

Lily: Where's Tom?

Holden: He said that he'd meet us over at the courthouse.

Luke: You're still here.

Reid: I told you I never give up on a fight.

Luke: Does that mean that you'll testify at the hearing?

Reid: That may not be necessary. Check this out.

Molly: WOAK has learned that the United States government is planning to send an American citizen to stand trial in a foreign country for a murder that may not have happened at all. The United States attorney Steven Franklin is seeking to extradite prominent Oakdale citizen Holden Snyder to the island nation of Malta to stand trial for the alleged murder of Maltese industrialist Damian Grimaldi. The Maltese government claims they recovered Grimaldi's body in territorial waters, but Dr. Reid Oliver, a world-renown neurosurgeon has examined the autopsy report and concluded the body could not possibly be Grimaldi’s. In spite of this evidence, U.S. attorney Franklin has filed a motion in federal court to extradite Mr. Snyder to Malta today. Legal experts have told WOAK that this rush to judgment is a clear violation of Mr. Snyder's right to due process. They suspect the U.S. government is acting in deference to the Grimaldi family, which is known to have strong connections to government officials as well as to organized crime.

Reid: Looks like she nailed you, big boy.

[Cell phone ringing]

Franklin: Damn it.

Lily: Looks like Tom should be able to hang on to those letters you wrote for the kids.

Holden: I hope you're right.

Lily: And you know what else this means.

Holden: What's that?

Lily: We'll get to hang on to you.

[Knock on door]

Casey: It's open!

Alison: Hey. I just want to see how you're doing.

Casey: I just have to get used to using one hand for a while.

Alison: Well, that'll cramp your style.

Casey: I don't know. Chicks dig guys who need help.

[Alison laughs]

Casey: So, uh, what happened with Dante?

Alison: They caught him. He's under arrest.

Casey: I guess my mom's not thrilled that he keeps getting away, not to mention he shot up our wedding.

Alison: Actually, she had him sent in for psychiatric evaluation.

Casey: She did?

Alison: Mm-hmm. Maybe then they'll realize that he needs help, not prison time.

Casey: Maybe.

Alison: It's over, Casey. He's gone. What are you reading?

Casey: Um, it's nothing.

Alison: "Law school for morons"?

Casey: Yeah. My dad brought it home. He said it would be good for a laugh.

Alison: Are you still thinking about applying?

Casey: I don't know.

Alison: Why not?

Casey: I'm an ex-con, for one thing.

Alison: So? You're really gonna let that stop you?

Casey: I'm also not exactly the world's best student.

Alison: Come on. If I can make it through nursing school, you can definitely make it through law school.

Casey: Are you saying law school is easier than nursing school?

Alison: No, of course not.

Casey: Then are you saying I'm dumber than you?

Alison: No. That's not what I'm saying. But it is true.

Casey: Thanks for the support, like always.

Alison: Anyway, while I'm here, I left some stuff upstairs. Do you mind if I go get it?

Casey: Yeah. Yeah, go ahead.

Alison: Okay.

Casey: Hey, Ali. Um, do you think my dad's right, that I'm not really a lost cause?

Alison: Oh, yeah. I'd never disagree with a smart guy like Tom Hughes.

Molly: WOAK will continue to monitor this breaking story and bring you updates as events warrant. I'm Molly Conlan with this special report from WOAK news.

Producer: The network just called. They want your feed for the nightly news.

Molly: Ha! Tell them there's more where that came from -- a lot more.

Lily: I never thought I'd hear myself say this, but thank God for Molly Conlan.

Holden: I never thought I'd hear you say that either. She really came through, didn't she?

Tom: Oh, good. You're still here.

Lily: Franklin left after he got a call from the attorney general. Do you know what's going on?

Tom: I do. Thanks to Molly's report, the attorney general has suspended the extradition, pending further investigation.

Lily: So Holden doesn't have to go to Malta?

Tom: Not anytime soon.

Lily: Thank God!

Luke: I guess I have to thank you again.

Reid: Your father's girlfriend's the one who pulled it off.

Luke: Yeah, but if you hadn't looked at the autopsy report, she wouldn't have had a story.

Reid: Well, like you said, you owe me. Trust me, I will collect. One question. If your father isn't the poor bastard they fished out of the ocean, where the hell is he?

Luke: I wish I knew.

On the next "As the World Turns," --

Janet: Because at this rate, I'll be pregnant before you know it.

[Jack laughs nervously]

Dusty: It's true. I don't want you to have a baby with Jack.

Craig: So, what are you waiting for?

Carly: I'm moving to New York.

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