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As The World Turns Transcript Thursday 8/26/10

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Katie: Sweet dreams, my little angel.

Reid: Hey, Goldilocks, did you use my toothbrush?

Katie: No.

Reid: Somebody used it. I don't think it was Jacob.

Katie: What makes you think someone used it?

Reid: Because it was in the right slot, facing to the right. I always keep it in the left slot, facing to the left.

Katie: Why would you do that?

Reid: 'Cause I'm a rigid, methodical person and it comforts me.

Katie: You are stranger than I thought.

Reid: Now I have to sterilize this thing.

Katie: I know what probably happened. I bet Chris used it by accident.

[Reid groans]

Reid: Why would Doogie be brushing his teeth in this house?

Katie: Why do you think, Reid?

Reid: Did he stay here? Did you sleep with him?

Katie: Brain surgeons are smart.

Reid: You shouldn't have done that, Katie. You really shouldn't have done that.

Luke: Chris.

Chris: Luke. Don't you ever go home? You're here more than I am.

Luke: I had a budget meeting about the new neuro wing.

Chris: Oh.

Luke: How are you feeling?

Chris: Fine. Why?

Luke: You know why.

Chris: No. Actually, I donít.

Luke: Look, I know what's going on with you. And I got to tell you, you're putting Reid in an impossible position, and you've got to stop right now.

Emily: Found the bear.

Gwen: Oh, awesome. Thank you. Thanks.

Emily: You sure you and Will don't want to stay a couple more days?

Gwen: That's -- that's an incredibly generous offer, especially after what my mom did to you. But, um, I think you and Paul should have your privacy back.

Emily: You know what happened with Iris isn't your fault, right?

Gwen: No, I -- I know that. Yeah, in -- in my head.

Emily: Well, believe it, okay? You're not your mother's keeper. That's now a job for the state of Illinois.

Gwen: Yeah, I'm -- I'm just glad you're okay. Actually, my mom's hearing is in a few hours. Once Will and I find out that she's been denied bail, we're gonna hit the road.

Will: We hope.

Gwen: What do you mean?

Will: Uh, I've been trying to reach my mom on the phone for over an hour now, and I canít. So Paul's on his way over to the Lakeview to find out more. I hate to ask this, but are we sure your mom is still in jail?

Gwen: Of course.

Will: What if her bail hearing was moved up and she was released and no one bothered to tell us?

Emily: Well, that wouldn't have happened. The D.A. knows to keep you two informed.

Will: Yeah, you know, that stuff falls through the cracks all the time.

Gwen: Oh, my God. You don't -- you don't think --

Will: The reason I can't reach my mom is maybe Iris kidnapped her again.

Barbara: Oh. Hi, Honey. I thought maybe you were room service for the oysters.

Paul: Little early for oysters, don't you think?

Barbara: No, not necessarily. Beautiful day, isn't it? So, what are you doing here? Looking for Henry?

Paul: No. Mom! Never mind.

[Barbara sighs]

Henry: Was that room service?

Barbara: No.

Henry: Just as well. Who needs oysters anyway?

Barbara: Well, certainly not you. You proved that to me three times last night and once more this morning.

Henry: Not that you're counting. Who was it, anyway?

Barbara: Well, that would have been my son, Paul.

Henry: Man, you really enjoy, shocking him, don't you?

Barbara: No. Teasing him. I don't want to upset him, and he'll get used to the idea of us, eventually.

Henry: He'd better. I'm not letting you out of my arms ever again.

Barbara: Oh, I like the sound of that. Why don't you let me prove to you how much I like the sound of that?

[Henry growls]

Henry: I would love to do that, but I want to forego the fun and games, have a little breakfast, and go public.

Barbara: Go public?

Henry: We made big plans, Barbara. I asked you to marry me, and I want Paul and I want everybody to know that Barbara Ryan is going to be my wife.

Gwen: Okay, thanks. Okay, if Barbara is missing again, it has nothing to do with my mom. She is very much in custody.

Will: Well, then, where's my mom?

Paul: She's with Henry.

Will: You know that for a fact? You saw her?

Paul: Oh, I saw more of her than I wanted to.

Will: She's all right?

Paul: She's better than all right. She seems satisfied.

Emily: Yeah, I think he's trying to tell you that Barbara and Henry spent the night together.

Paul: Spent the night together. I could burn horrible images into your brain.

Will: Hmm. Sounds primal.

Paul: Thank you, Sigmund.

Emily: Will you stop? It's just sex.

Paul: She's our mother.

Will: You know, a shrink would have a field day with you. Uh, let's get out of here. Can I take some of this for you?

Gwen: Yeah. You want to -- do you want to help me pack up Hallieís toys?

Will: Yeah.

Gwen: Yeah, let's do that.

Will: Okay.

Paul: Ah.

Emily: Ah!

Paul: I am so glad you're amused by all of this.

Emily: Why do you have such a problem with it?

Paul: My brother is bumping uglies with my mother.

Emily: Oh, yeah. Well, I mean, it's a little strange.

Paul: It's a little strange? Really?

Emily: Yeah. You'll get used to it.

Paul: No, no. But thankfully I won't have to, because you know what? Henry and Barbara are gonna do what they usually do. They're gonna have their kicks, and then they'll split up. And this time, it will be for good.

Emily: Oh, well, I hope they stay together for a very long time.

Paul: You didn't say that.

Emily: Because as long as Henry and Barbara are together, she's not here with us. Which means we will have more time to do this.

Paul: You make a good point.

Emily: So do you.

Paul: Thank you.

[Cell phone rings]

Paul: Um, it's my -- yeah, it's not what you think.

Emily: Yeah.

Paul: Hello. Uh, sure. Great. We'll see you then. That was my mom and Henry. They're gonna have a -- a visit with us.

Emily: A visit?

Paul: That's what she said -- a visit.

Emily: So much for alone time.

Chris: I'm sorry. What did you just say in the hallway about me and Reid?

Luke: Look, Chris, I know. And if it came out this harsh out there, I'm sorry.

Chris: What is it that you know?

Luke: I know that you're sick. I know that there's a virus attacking your heart. Reid told me. He told me that you wanted to keep it a secret.

Chris: He told you? Oh, that figures.

Luke: Look, Chris, Reid and I are together. I could sense that something was wrong with him. And after a lot of pushing on my part, he finally told me what was going on.

Chris: Oh. So much for doctor/patient confidentiality.

Luke: Reid's not your doctor. He's your colleague.

Chris: Well, he had no right to tell you, boyfriend or not.

Luke: Look, he's already done you a huge favor by going against his better judgment in treating you and keeping his mouth shut about it the whole time.

Chris: Wait. You -- you know what? He's free to walk away anytime he likes. In fact, I absolve him of all responsibility for my care, because I don't need him anymore.

Luke: Oh, yeah?

Chris: Mm-hmm.

Luke: Yeah? And who's gonna give you your antibiotic injections to make you better? Look, Chris, you've put Reid in a really impossible position, but it doesn't have to be like that.

Chris: Really? Then what do you suggest?

Luke: I think that you should tell your family and friends about your condition and get the medical care you need. Why not? Your dad runs this hospital. He's a really good doctor. And your mom -- if she knew that you were fighting this on your own, she would want to help you. And Katie --

Chris: I don't want them to worry.

Luke: But they would want to worry about you, Chris. They love you. Let them help you.

Chris: Okay, next time you give me advice, wait till I ask for it, okay?

Luke: You did ask for it.

Chris: No, I didnít.

Luke: Yes! You know, Reid told me that you were really stubborn about this.

Chris: You know what, here. You know, you want to help me? You want to help me? Then just forget everything you heard, keep your mouth shut. Unless Reid, of course, is going all around town --

Luke: No, no. He hasn't told anybody else. Just me.

Chris: Then letís keep it that way.

Katie: Did you just tell me that I couldn't have Chris spend the night at my own house?

Reid: Yeah, I did. In fact, I don't want you staying at his house either.

Katie: Excuse me?

Reid: Yeah. I don't want you guys together at all.

Katie: Okay, you were the one that told me that I needed to get a life outside of being Jacobís mom. You were the one that told me to date again.

Reid: Chris Hughes is not the right guy for you.

Katie: Why? 'Cause you don't like him 'cause he's your rival for the chief of staff position?

Reid: Among other things.

Katie: Things like what?

Reid: I don't want you to get hurt, Katie.

Katie: I don't want to get hurt either, believe me. But that's the risk you take when you put yourself out there. Do you know how long it took me to get to the point where I could trust myself to fall in love with someone else again? And now you're trying to shoot me down. Why?

Reid: Because I know how long it took you to get to that point. I want you to be cautious.

Katie: Too late for that, 'cause I am crazy about him.

Reid: There are things that you don't know about him.

Katie: Things like what?

Reid: Things, things. Everybody has secrets, Katie

Katie: Not Chris. We've known each other for a long time.

Reid: Yeah. I'm just saying --

Katie: What are you saying? You want me to be happy, but you want to get to choose the person that I'm happy with? It doesn't work that way.

Reid: No. I -- I'm saying -- fine. You want to be with that self-absorbed pediatrician, that's your problem. I donít. You tell him keep away from my dental devices.

[Doorbell rings]

Chris: Hi.

Katie: Hi.

Chris: Everything okay?

Katie: We were just talking about you.

Chris: Oh?

Katie: I was telling Reid that I adore you and he better get used to it.

Chris: What she said. Where's Jacob?

Katie: He's napping -- well, at least I hope he still is. Chris is coming with Jacob and me to a preschool open house today.

Chris: Kid's not even walking yet. She's got him checking out schools.

Katie: Don't you love how he indulges me? I'll be a few minutes, okay? Oh, and FYI, you accidentally used Reid's toothbrush. He's not pleased.

Chris: Why the hell did you tell Luke about me?

Barbara: Good morning.

Emily: Hi. Can I get you some coffee?

Barbara: Uh, no, thank you.

Henry: A light, no sugar for me, please.

Emily: Okay, sure. Um, anything to eat -- scones, muffins, fruit?

Barbara: I'm fine, thank you.

Emily: Barbara, you existed on nothing more than gummy bears and worms for weeks. You should eat, gain your strength back.

Barbara: Thank you. Thank you for being so nice. But you don't have to try so hard.

Emily: Okay, sure. Uh, just help yourselves.

Will: Mom, hey. Henry.

Barbara: Oh.

Henry: Hey.

Barbara: Hi, Honey. How are you?

Will: I was just gonna call you.

Barbara: You were?

Will: Yeah. We're leaving soon.

Barbara: No!

Henry: No. No, stay a few more days.

Will: We can't. We -- we've really stayed too long already.

Gwen: Yeah. He's got to register for classes.

Henry: Uh, can't you do that online? Something, uh, really important is about to happen.

Barbara: Why don't you tell them?

Henry: Yes. Absolutely. Um, as I'm sure the four of you have gathered, uh, considering how insanely concerned I was about Barbara the last few weeks, I am head over heels in love with this woman. I know it didn't always seem that way. I was an idiot the way I behaved about Vienna. I was an absolute idiot.

Barbara: Why don't you cut to the chase, okay?

Henry: You're right. You're always right. I -- I, uh -- I love this woman, and thankfully, she loves me, too. Which is why I wanted to share with you all that, um, I have asked her to do me the honor of being my wife, and she has graciously said yes. And we would love to have the ceremony here at Fairwinds to make it, uh, that much more special. So, are you guys happy for us or what?

Barbara: Well, don't everybody speak at once.  

Emily: Well, I personally think itís wonderful. I -- I'm thrilled. Is -- isn't it wonderful?

Paul: Married? Are you serious?

Emily: Of course they're serious. They just said it. And -- and they want to do it right here in Fairwinds. I think that's fantastic. Don't you think? Honey --

Barbara: Will, say something, Honey.

Will: Um -- I -- I'm speechless.

Paul: It's weird.

Barbara: Weird?

Paul: Yeah. He's my brother.

Henry: Half-brother, on our father's side.

Paul: Right. Because if it was a full brother, then she'd be your mother, and that would be a whole different kind of weird.

Henry: Don't -- don't think of it that way. Just think of it as two people that are in love with one another.

Paul: Oh, oh, okay, then. Sure. Uh, no, I can't do that. You know what? This whole relationship that you're having was fine with me when it was a fling.

Henry: Whoa, whoa, whoa. Wait a second. You saw how concerned I was about her for the last few weeks. You saw how desperately I was looking for -- I've told you repeatedly how much I love her.

Paul: Henry, who gets married anymore anyway? Why do you want to formalize all these feelings with a wedding ring?

Barbara: You would rather that I live in sin with Henry rather than have him make me an honest woman? Is that it?

Paul: Yes. That's it. I know that doesn't make any sense to you, but whatever it is you guys are doing isn't making any sense to me.

Emily: Paul --

Paul: No, Henry, come on. Look, you're -- you're a very spontaneous guy, right? You -- you go from job to job. You go from woman to woman. You're -- you're in and out of heels. I mean, I Ė do you really know yourself well enough to make a lifetime commitment to somebody, and are you positive that my mother is who you want to make this lifetime commitment with?

Henry: Yes, I am.

Paul: And what about you, Mom? How many times have you been married? What, four or five? I've lost track.

Barbara: Well, I haven't. And I don't appreciate you pointing out my mistakes. I know what they are. And I don't plan on making them ever again, which is why I've chosen to be with Henry.

Henry: Thank you.

Barbara: You're welcome. Well, I certainly expected my family to be surprised about this. I just didn't expect such a chilly reception.

Gwen: No, no, no. We're just -- I mean, I think just everyone is surprised. But we all want you to be happy, you know? Right, Will?

Will: Sure. Excuse me.

Reid: Why would you sleep with her?

Chris: What?

Reid: I know that you slept with Katie. Why did you do it?

Chris: Because I'm crazy about her, not that it's any of your business.

Reid: You're crazy about her, but you lied to her?

Chris: It's not contagious.

Reid: No. You're just dishonest.

Chris: O -

Reid: She's crazy about you, too. Last guy that she loved died on her. I live here. I've listened to her cry herself to sleep at night. How dare you make her fall for you and then do this to her.

Chris: Shh! Will you listen to me? I've had this virus before, okay? I beat it. I'm protecting Katie and my family, all right? I do not want to worry them for no reason.

Reid: You've beat it, huh?

Chris: Yeah.

Reid: That's why you keep upping the dosage of your antibiotic -- 'cause it's working so well for you?

[Doorbell rings]

Reid: I'll answer it. You need a reality check, Pal.

Luke: Reid, I came to warn -- and I guess I'm too late. Sorry. This is all my fault.

Gwen: You okay?

Will: I don't know.

Gwen: What are you feeling?

Will: I don't know.

Gwen: Is it the older woman/younger man thing?

Will: It's just the idea of her getting married again period. It -- it's bringing up all sorts of stuff.

Gwen: Hey. Is there anything I can do?

Will: You can release me from packing duty for a little while so I can go talk to somebody about this.

Gwen: Go.

Will: Thank you. I'll be back soon.

Gwen: All right.

Luke: Look, maybe I shouldn't have said anything. I'm sorry. But we're both worried about you. And you've put Reid in a really terrible position by insisting that he keep quiet about this.

Chris: So you keep saying. Look, you don't have to worry about me, okay? You could just walk away.

Reid: As if I could do that at this point.

Chris: Will you at least just keep your mouth shut? Or other people are going to hear you and worry about me for no reason.

Reid: No reason?

Chris: Yes.

Reid: You have a viral infection that is causing your heart to deteriorate. Every minute you don't act, your heart gets weaker.

Chris: All right. First of all, we don't know that my heart has been damaged, okay? So stop right there.

Reid: Chest pains, dizziness, shortness of breath -- these are generally accepted to be pretty good clues. But yeah, you're right. We don't know if there's been damage because you refuse to have any tests done. You need to have a cardiologist --

Katie: Jacob was awake just long enough to get dressed and he zonked out again. This is for you. I found it in my travel case. So you have nothing to argue about, right?

Chris: Right.

Katie: Reid? Hi, Luke.

Luke: Hi.

Katie: What's it like out?

Luke: Uh, hot and humid.

Reid: Its bad weather for anybody that's not well, especially people with, um, heart disease.

Chris: Well, it's lucky we're all young and fit, hmm? Ready?

Katie: See ya.

Reid: She's falling in love with him, and she could end up losing him.

Henry: You know what I find fascinating about your reaction to our announcement, Paul?

Paul: No. What?

Henry: How little you talked about your mother and just how much you went on about yourself, about how embarrassed you would be, about how weird this would be for you.

Paul: Oh no, no, no. This is weird for everybody. Why else do you think Will would walk out of here?

Henry: I -- I don't know. I hope it's not because he's as self-absorbed as you are.

Emily: That's not fair.

Henry: Uh, no. Uh, you know what's not fair, okay, is that, uh, you two with such checkered pasts would actually pass judgment on Barbara. You -- you slept with James and Paul. I mean, most people would think that's pretty far out there. And you -- I don't even know where to start with you! But the two of you, in some kind of weird, twisted -- weird little twisted little way, you both found happiness. Why would you deny Barbara a chance for a new beginning?

Paul: Because it's not a new beginning! You're James Stenbeck's son. Mother would just be repeating the same cycle over and over again, because everything that James is connected to is cursed, including you.

Barbara: You know, I was just hoping that my children might see that I want to be happy. But I guess that's impossible. I'm sorry to have bothered.

Henry: You think your mother would be cursed if she marries me?

Emily: H -- Henry, Paul didn't mean that.

Henry: Yes, he did. Yes, he did. You are more like James than I will ever be. And the fact that you would invoke his name here in front of your mother when -- when she is so vulnerable, when she is so close to happiness for the first time in her life, Paul -- it proves something to me.

Paul: Really? What's that?

Henry: You really are your father's son.

Emily: H -- he -- he's just concerned about his mother. He has every right to be.

Henry: He's just concerned about himself, and so are you. Then -- then again, what else is new?

Emily: Hey! What are you talking about? I'm the one who said congratulations, that I was happy for you.

Henry: No. You're not happy for me. You're not happy for -- for Barbara. You're happy for yourself, because if she gets married, that means she's out of your life.

Paul: If you really want to marry my mother, insulting my wife isn't gonna get you very far.

Henry: If I want to marry her? I don't need your blessing, Paul. I am marrying her whether you like it or not.

Will: Hey, Little Brother.

Parker: Hey. Don't call me little, please, because I'm actually bigger than you.

Will: We don't have to point that out.

Parker: Okay.

Will: How's it going?

Parker: It's not bad. It's not bad. What are you -- what are you up to today?

Will: I came to say goodbye, 'cause Gwen and I are leaving soon.

Parker: Already? Wow. I barely even got a chance to see you while you were here.

Will: I know. It's just all the stuff with my mom --

Parker: It totally took over. I -- I get it. Hey, don't worry about it. I'm just -- I'm glad that she's okay.

Will: Can I ask you something?

Parker: Yeah. Yeah, sure.

Will: Um, do you still think about Dad?

Parker: All the time. In fact, I was actually going through some old stuff, and -- and I found this photo of him.

Will: Oh, he loved golf. He made it his -- his goal in life to improve my game.

Parker: So, do you think about him a lot?

Will: Yeah, especially lately, 'cause it looks like my mom's getting married again to, uh, Henry Coleman. I know. He's half her age.

Parker: So? So, you know, me and Liberty weren't even half his age when we got married.

Will: True. But this is my mom, so it's just strange.

Parker: Yeah. No, I mean, it was strange for me when my mom married Jack. But now he's become a father to me.

Will: I don't think I'll ever look at Henry, the cross-dressing poker fiend, like a dad.

Parker: But he does have a really cool wardrobe. In fact, I think you could borrow some of his clothes.

Will: Don't make me hurt you.

Parker: Okay.

Will: I miss hanging out with you.

Parker: Yeah, me too.

Will: Promise me you're gonna come visit us in Carbondale.

Parker: Yeah. I mean, as long as I can fit you into my schedule. Then I'd be happy to.

Will: Oh, right, 'cause your days are so busy.

Parker: Mm.

Will: You still looking at schools?

Parker: Yeah, I -- I guess.

Will: Well, then, definitely come, and I'll -- I'll show you around SIU.

Parker: You know, I -- I was actually thinking about maybe putting college on hold.

Will: I don't think Dad would like that.

Parker: I think he might be okay with it.

Will: Why? You're -- you're a good student, right? You've always got good grades. You have good S.A.T.s?

Parker: Yeah. They're really good, actually.

Will: So why not go to college?

Parker: Well, maybe there's just something that's more important to me right now.

Will: Such as?

Parker: I don't know if I'm ready to talk about it yet.

Reid: If I ever doubted the downside of love, I'm seeing it now. This whole "People caring about people" business -- it's insane. It's no wonder I've tried to avoid it.

Luke: Well, it has its good points, too.

Reid: It seems like the greater you care about something, the greater chance you have of giving hurt, even losing the very thing that you care about.

Luke: That's true.

Reid: How do you live with that?

Luke: Um, you're just grateful that you have that in your life for as long as you have it, even if it is just a short while.

Reid: Short while? No, no. No way. I'm not willing to invest so much to get so little in return. I want the whole enchilada. You hear me?

Luke: Meaning?

Reid: Meaning you better take care of that kidney of yours. If I'm gonna put myself out there, fall in love with you, I am not going to lose you. Do you hear me?

Luke: You planning on falling in love with me?

Reid: No. Of course not. I'm not planning on fall -- no, it's not something you plan on. It just -- it happens. You -- you're powerless to stop it. Oh, listen to me. I've never been powerless. I've always been in complete control of everything in my life.

Luke: Aw. Are you okay?

Reid: You?

Luke: Mm-hmm.

Reid: Ow!

Luke: Oh. Yeah.

Reid: Hey.

Luke: Yeah, this is probably the wrong place and time, huh?

Reid: Let me guess. You prefer candlelight and soft music.

Luke: I just need a bed and some privacy.

Reid: Yeah. I really need to get to work. We definitely don't want to be rushed. To be continued?

Luke: To be continued.

Katie: Hi.

Louise: Hello. Would you like some information about our school?

Katie: Sure. Thank you. Well, we have a couple of years before my son will be ready to attend.

Chris: Mm. You can see how excited he is about the prospect.

Katie: Snoring is the sincerest form of flattery.

Louise: Have you and your husband looked at other preschools?

Both: Oh.

Katie: He's not --

Chris: We're not --

Teacher: Louise, could you help me move some stuff?

Louise: I -- I'll be back in a minute.

Katie: Sure. I'm really sorry I dragged you down here.

Chris: No, no. No, you didnít. You didn't drag me anywhere.

Katie: Are you sure?

Chris: Positive. I'm honored to be mistaken as your hubby. Maybe someday it, um, won't be a mistake.

Katie: Chris --

Chris: No, I'm serious, Katie. I mean, you, me, the kid running around, doing stuff like this. I mean, this is what I want for my future, snoring and all.

Louise: I'm sorry to trouble you, but could you help us? Uh, we need to move that bench, and itís heavy.

Chris: Uh -- yeah. No problem. Just gonna --

Katie: Chris? Hey, you look like you're gonna pass out. Are you okay?

Chris: No, no. I -- I'm fine. I think the heat on top of no sleep because I've been worrying about that patient, you know?

Katie: Are you sure? You look kind of pale.

Chris: No, no. I'm -- I'm good, really. Just a little water. Just a little water would help. Would you mind just running to Java?

Katie: Oh, yes, of course.

Chris: Thank you. Uh, excuse me. Um, when my friend comes back, would you just mind telling her that I just had a -- a call to the hospital? Thank you very much.

Will: Does the reason you don't want to go to college have something to do with a girl?

Parker: I didn't say that I'm not going, okay? I just said that I'm thinking about not going.

Will: And that's all you're gonna tell me?

Parker: For now, until I'm sure.

Will: You know, if Dad were here, he'd get you to talk, and then he'd give you advice. But the way he would do it, he'd make you think whatever he told you was your idea.

Parker: Okay, well, I think that if he knew what I'm thinking right now, that he'd approve.

Will: Maybe he does know.

Parker: Maybe he does.

Will: I should get going.

Parker: Keep it.

Will: Are you sure?

Parker: Yeah. I miss him.

Will: I miss him, too, Parker.

Henry: Barbara and I are in love, and we are getting married. Now, you can either get on board with that, or you can get the hell out of the way!

Emily: Can we just take it down a notch, please? You misunderstood him.

Henry: Did I?

Emily: Yes, you did. If you marry Barbara, of course we're gonna be happy for you.

Henry: We are getting married. There's no ifs about it.

Paul: Okay, Henry, why now? Really, what's the rush?

Henry: I -- I don't know, Paul. Maybe because I almost just lost Barbara.

Paul: Exactly. You've both been through a very traumatic situation. Don't you -- don't you think that you should take a -- a moment and kind of collect yourselves before you make a major life decision like this?

Henry: We've waited long enough already.

Paul: But you didn't wait though, did you, Henry? You married a Swedish girl.

Henry: Oh, my God! I -- I already admitted that that was a mistake! What -- what is it with you? Why -- why can't you let your mother be happy for once?

Paul: Because I don't think my mother really even knows how to be happy! But I'm pretty sure that long-term, it's very unlikely that she will be happy with you.

Henry: You really are his son.

Paul: When you two had this relationship on the side, this secret thing that you were doing, that was one thing, okay? But you get married, and all of a sudden, you're gonna be dealing with the public. You're gonna be -- you're gonna have to deal with other people.

Henry: We don't care what other people think. We don't care what other people think.

Paul: Well, maybe you don't, but my mother does. She's a lot more conservative than people think. And when people start whispering about you're half her age, about how you're her stepson --

Henry: I am not her stepson.

Paul: You are going to hurt my mother, Henry, deeply.

Henry: You don't know her at all.

Paul: I know her a lot better than you think that you do. It's a whole can of worms. Henry, don't open the can of worms.

Henry: Paul, Paul, take your can of worms and shove it.

[Paul sighs]

Gwen: Wow. That's a really great photo of you and your dad. You guys look so happy.

Will: We were happy, and he made Mom happy, too, at least for a while.

Gwen: That's what you were thinking about earlier today back at the house, huh?

Will: She has a terrible track record with relationships. Why does she have to get married again? Why can't she stay independent? Why does she need a man to make her happy?

Gwen: Maybe she's lonely.

Will: Okay, so she can be with someone appropriate. Not Henry.

Gwen: Henry -- Henry seems like a nice guy.

Will: He's a nut, and he's half her age.

Gwen: Okay, you know what I think the most important thing here is?

Will: What?

Gwen: That he's not a user like James or like Craig. And even more important than that, I think that he loves your mom the way -- the way that your dad loved her.

Will: I just don't want my mom to have another failure, another disappointment.

Gwen: I don't think she will. She's grown a lot. And -- and you know what?

Katie: Was that Chris?

Luke: Um, yeah. Yeah, he, uh, had to check in on a patient.

Katie: Oh, okay. I wonder how long he's gonna be. I just ran into Alison at Java, and she took Jacob to the park, so I thought Chris and I might be able to have lunch.

Luke: I don't know.

Katie: Life of a doctor, huh?

Luke: Yeah.

Katie: You know what that's like now. You never know when they're gonna get called away. One of our guys is gonna be chief of staff soon, so you know what that means -- long hours, tons of obligations.

Luke: Right.

Katie: It's gonna be tough to learn how to carve out time. But if what you have is special, then it's worth it.

Luke: I know.

Nurse: Mr. Snyder --

Luke: Yeah?

Nurse: Dr. Oliver is in the on-call room. He said you could go on in.

Luke: Oh, great. Thanks. Lunch date.

Katie: Ooh, lucky you. See you later.

Reid: Patient should return for a consult in three weeks. Great timing. I'm done. I just need to change my clothes. What's wrong?

Luke: Chris. He's in a room down the hall, pumping himself full of oxygen so he doesn't pass out.

Reid: What?

Luke: Yeah. And Katie came by, asking where he was, and I had to lie and say that he was with a patient.

Reid: Now you see what I've been dealing with.

Luke: Yeah. I understand why you've been so upset. I feel bad for both of them.

Reid: If Chris wasn't sick, I'd strangle him myself.

Luke: And Katie has no idea that any of this is happening.

Reid: Chris won't tell her the truth. Tell me what I'm supposed to do.

Luke: You should keep doing what you're doing.

Reid: Lying to Katie?

Luke: Helping Chris. 'Cause I think Katie really loves him.

Reid: What about the consequences?

Luke: Deal with them later.

Katie: Hi. Do you know how long Chris is gonna be with his patient?

Nurse: Dr. Hughes isn't with a patient.

Katie: Yeah, he is. I saw him come in.

Nurse: If he is, it's not official.

Katie: Oh. Okay. Thanks. Chris, what's wrong with you?

Reid: Yes, this is Dr. Reid Oliver from Oakdale Memorial Hospital. I need to speak to Dr. John Dixon.

Will: Where's Mom?

Emily: Where's Mom? Well, things got a little tense after your brother suggested that your mother was continuing a pattern of self-destructive behavior by marrying the son of James Stenbeck, so she left.

Will: Well, that would do it. What did Henry cay?

Emily: Something about shoving a can of worms.

Paul: He said that, uh, we of all people had no right to pass judgment on other people's relationships.

Will: Look, um, I think we can do better than the less than enthusiastic reaction we gave them.

Paul: Really? 'Cause I donít.

Will: Yeah, Man. James is dead, and you can't really believe that Henry is like him.

Emily: No, you know what? He's not. He's not. I've known Henry a very long time, you know, and he's -- unique. I'll give him that. But he's no James Stenbeck.

Will: I think we all need to just move on. They seem really happy that they were gonna get married, and we ruined that for them. So I think it would be nice if we could show them that they have our support.

Paul: No, because I can't support what's gonna amount to be another really bad decision by our mother.

Will: You really think her judgment is that far off about Henry?

Paul: It doesn't matter what I think. Barbara's gonna do what she always does -- whatever Barbara damn well pleases.

Henry: Barbara -- Barbara? Barbara? Hey.

Barbara: I am so, so sorry.

Henry: What? You don't have anything to be sorry -- you're not the one that should be apologizing. I really let Paul have it after you left.

Barbara: I am so sorry. How could he compare you to James? You're -- you're nothing like him at all. And he said that to your face. Nothing could be further than the truth.

Henry: He feels cursed. Heís --- he's in pain.

Barbara: I brought that on him.

Henry: No, you didnít. James brought that on both of you. But he is -- he's dead. He's gone now.

Barbara: There's not one molecule of that evil man in you, Henry. You're the most loving, kind, sensitive man I've ever known, and any woman would be so lucky to have you as her husband. And when I stand before our family and our friends and I vow to share my life and my love with you --

Henry: Don't -- don't say any more.

Barbara: What's wrong?

Henry: I'm withdrawing my marriage proposal.

On the next "As the World Turns" --

Barbara: So you're saying you can't marry me because of bad DNA?

Henry: Yeah. That's -- that's the only reason.

Barbara: Well, polish up those rings, Henry, 'cause we're gonna do it.

Paul: Mom and Henry are getting married today. I got to do something about this.

Katie: I know everything you've told me, but it's starting to sound like a bunch of excuses. Just tell me the truth, Chris. Are you hiding something from me?

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