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As The World Turns Transcript Friday 9/17/10

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Bob: Most days, a small-town hospital is a pretty quiet place in the early hours of the morning. In those moments before the carts begin rattling down the hall and the doctors and nurses start their rounds, all you can hear is the steady hum of the machines. Everything else is silent. That's my favorite time to be here. Always has been. It's the one time of day when I can assure myself that on my watch, all is as it should be. Of course, I know that at any moment, my grand illusion of order will be shattered. The hospital will spring to life along with the rest of the people who call this town home. The world will have turned once more, and another day will have begun in Oakdale, Illinois. As a doctor who has spent his entire professional life in this town, I've come to know an awful lot about the people of Oakdale.

Ethan: Daddy!

Holden: Hey, there, Buddy. You're early.

Lily: Somebody was excited to go fishing with their daddy.

Holden: Oh, yeah? Well, I'd better not keep that somebody waiting. There you go.

[Lily gasps]

Holden: You all ready? All right. Let's go. I'll have him home in time for dinner.

Bob: I've taken care of some of them since they were kids themselves, and I've watched them grow up to raise families of their own.

Lily: Have fun, you guys. Catch a big one. [Laughs]

Bob: I've seen them come together and find happiness where and when they least expect it.

Dusty: Somebody wanted his mommy.

Janet: Oh! Hi.

Bob: I've seen them get married, seen them get divorced. I've even seen them get married again, sometimes more than once. But who's counting?

Jack: [Groans] Talk about a wake-up call, Mrs. Snyder.

Carly: I thought you'd like that, Mr. Snyder.

Jack: You know what else I like?

Sage: Mom, I can't find my purple shirt!

Jack: To be continued.

Carly: Most definitely.

Henry: Rise and shine, Mrs. Coleman.

Bob: And I've been the one to enjoy hearing of their many individual quirks, whether I understood them or not. I've seen them conquer their demons through sheer determination --

Paul: Hey. She -- she woke up.

Emily: Mm-hmm.

Paul: So we're giving puppy a tea party.

Emily: Really?

Paul: Yeah.

Emily: Keeping a close eye on her, are we?

Paul: Sure. Both of them.

Bob: And love. Because love can be the lifesaver you need when you hit rock bottom and lose your way.

John: My lady friend and I have just gotten off a flight from Amsterdam. We would like a room with a very large and very bubbly Jacuzzi.

Lisa: Johnny boy! Well, uh, so, you -- you're bringing back a little Dutch treat with you from Amsterdam?

John: Indeed I am, and we intend to hang our little, wooden, Dutch shoes in your little hotel. And by the way, I would like roses on her breakfast tray every morning.

Lisa: Roses? My goodness. Who is this poor, Darling, unsuspecting, precious tulip of yours?

Lucinda: Good morning, Lisa. Don't you look lovely today?

John: How you like them strudels?

[Both laughing]

Bob: In fact, over the years, I've watched these people face every challenge you could possibly imagine --

[Knock at door]

Alison: Hi.

Margo: Hi.

Alison: I'm sorry to come by so early.

Margo: No, it's okay. We don't ever sleep around here -- well, almost none of us.

Alison: So he's still asleep?

Tom: Oh, and snoring loudly, at least when I came down the stairs.

Alison: Typical. And we have so much to do today. Do you mind if I go up? Okay.

Tom: Hey. It's gonna be okay.

Margo: It's gonna be okay? Casey's leaving.

Bob: Challenges that everyone faces, like new beginnings --

Alison: [Screams] It's time to get up!

Casey: No!

Alison: [Laughs] Yep.

Casey: Oh, my goodness. Is this what it's gonna be like once we're married?

Alison: Oh, no, no, my friend. It is going to be much, much worse.

Casey: Oh, good. Oh.

Bob: And endings that come much too soon. Sometimes in the form of heartbreak, other times in hope.

Chris: I'm so tired of popping pills. It's been months.

Katie: I don't care. It's for your heart, to make it stronger.

Chris: Well, you know, I -- I have an idea to make my heart a little stronger. Maybe some exercise.

Katie: Sorry, Baby. You're not gonna be running laps for a while.

Chris: Well, that's okay, 'cause laps -- it's not what I'm thinking about.

Katie: Oh.

Bob: But the biggest challenge of all may be the day you realize it's time to take the next step in life and walk away.

Kim: Oh. Sweetheart, you're not gonna get very far at this rate. You're supposed to be packing, not daydreaming.

Bob: No, I wasn't daydreaming.

Kim: Mwah.

Bob: I was just thinking about this place and how many patients that I've taken care of here, some of them from their first breath to their last. It really seems remarkable.

Kim: Yes indeed. It does.

Bob: It doesn't seem possible that I'm -- I'm going to retire today.

Bob: To witness the birth of a child is to witness a miracle. Except that it's actually the most ordinary thing in the world.

Carly: Here you go.

Jack: How's the morning sickness?

Carly: Oh, the less said about it, the better. Hopefully, it will be over soon and I can start eating for enjoyment, get big as a house.

Jack: I can't wait.

Carly: [Laughs] Impatience runs in the family.

Jack: What do you mean?

Carly: Well, Sage was just asking me when she can tell her friends that she's gonna have a baby brother or sister.

Sage: I've been waiting forever.

[Carly laughs]

Jack: What did you say?

Carly: Well, I said that just as soon as I'm out of my first trimester, she can tell the whole entire world that I'm having your baby.

Jack: I like the sound of that.

Carly: Mm-hmm.

Janet: You don't think it's asking too much?

Dusty: Is it what you want?

Janet: Yeah, it is. But, you know, I'm not the only one who has a say in this. I mean, he's your son, too.

Dusty: You and my son are everything to me, so whatever you want, I want.

Janet: Oh. I love you so much.

Dusty: I love you more.

Carly: Jack, do you think you could do me a favor this morning?

Jack: What's that?

Carly: Now, I was driving around yesterday, and the car was making a funny noise.

Jack: A funny noise?

Carly: Yeah, like a -- tink, tink -- tinking kind of thing. Could you check that out for me?

Jack: Sure.

Carly: Jack, do you realize what's happened to us?

Jack: What are you talking about?

Carly: We're normal. We're married. We have normal children and normal problems.

Jack: Honey, it may not always stay that way.

Carly: You don't think it's gonna become dull, do you, that we're gonna become boring?

Jack: Us? [Laughing] Sweetheart, no, not a chance. Not a chance.

[Doorbell rings]

Jack: Need any more proof?

[Carly laughs]

Jack: Hey.

Janet: Hi. Sorry to just drop by like this, but --

Carly: No, don't -- don't worry about it. Come on in.

Janet: Thanks. Thank you.

Carly: Oh! Look at you. You're so big.

Jack: Unbelievable. He's what, a little over a month now?

[Carly laughs]

Janet: I'm sorry we've been keeping our distance. I just -- we thought it would be easier. You know, for so many months, we thought Lorenzo was yours, and Dusty and I wanted to have a chance to bond together with -- with him as a family.

Jack: No, I understand, Janet.

Carly: Did you -- did you call him Lorenzo?

Dusty: Yes. Allow me to introduce Lorenzo Dustin Donovan.

Carly: Oh, that's great!

Jack: Lorenzo -- that's quite a name. Think you can live up to it, Buddy?

Dusty: He's gonna try.

[Jack laughs]

Janet: And listen. Uh, there was one other thing. I -- I know this may sound awkward, but Lorenzoís christening is coming up, and -- we wanted to know if you would be his godfather.

Jack: You -- you want me to be his godfather?

Dusty: Yes.

Janet: Um, but, you know, if it's, uh -- if it's too much of a commitment for the both of you, I -- I know that it's -- it's, um -- if it's awkward, it's -- I totally understand.

Jack: I would be honored, Janet. Thank you. Thank you very much. In fact, we have some news of our own.

Janet: Oh. What?

Dusty: What's that?

Carly: I'm pregnant.

[Janet gasps]

Janet: Oh, Carly! [Laughter] Oh, you must be thrilled.

Carly: I am.

Jack: She better be.

Janet: Wow!


Dusty: Congratulations.

Jack: Thank you. Thank you very much.

Janet: Oh, wow. Who would have thunk it, huh?

Jack: Not me.

[Dusty laughs]

Janet: Look at all of us. I think things turned out exactly the way they were supposed to.

Jack: Me too.

Carly: Do you mind if I -- can I hold him?

Janet: Sure.

Dusty: Take him.

Janet: Of course. There you go.

Carly: Oh, my goodness. Well, hello, Lorenzo. Hello. Hi. You and our little one are gonna grow up together. Yes, you are. Yes, you are. I think they're gonna be great friends. Yeah.

Bob: How does it happen, that trick of time in which in the blink of an eye, your babies become young adults?

Susan: You take good care of her, you hear?

Casey: Yes, I will. I will. I know how lucky I am.

Susan: Good.

Alison: And I promise I'll take good care of him, too. I wasn't ready before, but I am now. I just want you to know that.

Margo: I do.

Emily: Oh, come here. I love you, Sis. I love you so much.

Alison: Me too.

Emily: Be good.

Alison: Okay. I will.

Susan: I love you, too. I'm so proud of you. Be happy.

Alison: I will, okay? I'm just a couple hours away.

[Susan laughs]

Emily: Come here, Mom. Come here, Mom.

Tom: Son, the day you were born, you changed my life forever. And I was just completely filled with pride that day. And I want you to know that I still feel the exact same way.

Casey: Dad, I -- I love you so much. And I -- I hope I always make you so proud.

Tom: You will, you will. No doubt.

Casey: Mom, I just --

Margo: You know what? I know that you haven't always felt that I've been fair to you, or that I've been harder on you than I needed to be. But, Casey, I just wanted you to be better than you ever thought you were, 'cause I knew you could be.

Casey: Mom, all I can say is thank you for believing in me and never giving up on me, ever.

Margo: Oh, I -- I love you so much, my boy. Okay.

Casey: I love you, too.

Margo: Go.

Casey: You ready? Uh, okay. I guess we'll see you later?

Emily: Okay.

Susan: Okay.

Emily: See you later.

Susan: Drive safe.

Casey: Absolutely.

Emily: Have fun. Be good. Oh, wow. Our little girl just moved away, huh?

Susan: Yep.

Emily: What do you say you let me buy you a soda at the Lakeview, huh?

Susan: Sounds good. Take care, you two.

Margo: Yeah.

Tom: Yeah, Susan, you too.

Margo: I will. There goes our little boy. And a chapter of our life has ended.

Tom: Well, look at it this way. Maybe it's just a brand-new start for us.

Bob: I read once somewhere that a happy marriage is a long conversation that always seems too short.

Chris: Come here.

Katie: Hold on a second. I'm in the middle of something.

Chris: No, this is -- this is important?

Chris: You know, I remember before I went into surgery, there were some things that I said to you, some promises that I made.

Katie: Chris --

Chris: And I know one of those things that I said is that I wanted to marry you.

Katie: Stop right there. Hold on a second. I'm not gonna hold you to anything you said that day. You were going in for a heart transplant. We were all just desperate to believe we were gonna have a future together.

Chris: I know. And now we have that future. And I want you to hold me to it, every word I said, every promise I made.

Katie: Whoa, whoa, whoa. Wait. What are you doing?

Chris: No, no, no, no. Its okay, it's okay. If I'm gonna do this, I'm gonna do it right. Katie, we both know how unpredictable life can be, how quickly things can change just when you think everything is perfect. And this is -- this is what I fought for when I was sick -- to wake up to your beautiful, sunny smile every morning, to fall asleep with you, curled up in my arms. Katie, I promise to love and care for you and Jacob for however long forever is for us. Will you marry me?

[Katie laughs]

Katie: You knew my answer before you even asked.

Chris: Is that a yes?

Katie: Yes! Of course it's a yes. It's a big yes. I will marry you.

Chris: Will you help me up so I can kiss the hell out of you?

[Katie laughs]

Katie: Mm!

Margo: I just can't -- I can't -- I feel like I've been -- punched in the gut.

Tom: Hey. Casey will be home, and you know that. You know, for visits and holidays.

Margo: Well, that's not gonna be the same.

Tom: Well, I was serious about what I said before. You know, this just might be a new beginning for us. I mean, look. We're gonna have the whole house to ourselves.

Margo: Yeah -- this big, empty house.

Tom: You're looking at this the wrong way. You know, what happened to Chris reminded me of all the promises that we made to each other when I had my heart attack, and they were we were gonna cut down on work and spend more time with each other.

Margo: No. I'm not ready to retire yet, no.

Tom: I didn't say anything about retiring. I'm talking about living in the here and now.

[Voice breaking]

Margo: Well, the here is empty, and that's all I can think about now.

Tom: Okay.

Margo: Okay, what?

Tom: Give me your hand. We're going out.

Margo: Thank God.

Chris: You know, I was just thinking that, um, maybe we should consider getting a bigger place.

Katie: You don't like it here?

Chris: I -- I like it here. It's just -- it's getting a little full.

Katie: You don't want to live in Brad's shadow.

Chris: Well, I'm already living with Reid's heart. I thought maybe we could have something that's just our own.

Katie: Yeah.

[Doorbell rings]

Katie: Oh. I'll get it. Hey.

Tom: Your, uh, sister needs a distraction.

Margo: Casey and -- and Alison left for Carbondale this morning. [Voice breaking] And now I just have this big, empty house and a bunch of dirty dishes.

Tom: Like I said, distraction.

Katie: I got a good one. Chris just asked me to marry him, and I said yes!

Margo: Oh! Oh, my God, Katie, what? Oh, my God!

Tom: Congratulations, Little brother. I'm so happy for you.

Margo: Okay, I want details. Tell me what, when, when?

Katie: I don't know. I don't know. We haven't even thought -- talked about it yet. But, um, we're gonna get Chris through his recovery, and then we want to look for a bigger house. You know, this place is kind of cramped.

Margo: Oh, Man. You're looking for bigger. I'm looking for smaller. Oh -- oh, my God.

Katie: Are you thinking what I'm thinking?

Margo: Exactly. If you're thinking what I'm thinking, you're thinking yes.

Katie: Yeah!

Margo: Oh!

Chris: Tom, I'm scared.

Tom: Yeah, well, I think you'd better get used to that feeling.

Margo: Yes!

Bob: Going through the changes life throws at you together is part of any marriage. But doing it with a sense of humor may be the key to a happy marriage.

Barbara: Oh my. You -- you know that I never, never, ever mind when you kiss me.

Henry: Excellent. Let's just -- let's keep that tradition going.

Barbara: Yeah, but the problem is -- the problem is if you keep that up, we're never gonna get over to Paul and Emily's for dinner.

Henry: You have the most luscious slope of neck I've ever seen in my entire life. It's ridiculous.

Barbara: Well, you can admire my slope later on.

Henry: You know, uh, if tonight really is an olive branch from Paul and Emily, are you sure you want to talk to Paul about the decisions that we've made?

Barbara: Paul's gonna be upset no matter when we tell him.

Henry: And you're sure this is what you want?

Barbara: More than anything.

Emily: Hey.

Paul: Hey.

Emily: So, you're really gonna do it? You're really gonna tell Barbara you're walking away from B.R.O.?

Paul: Yes, I am. I even had papers drawn up for the dissolution of our partnership. But do me a favor, okay? Don't -- don't talk to my mom until I get a chance to talk to her about this first.

Emily: Oh, yeah. No, you don't have to worry about me. You can do all the talking this time. I'm gonna be busy hiding the knives in the kitchen.

Paul: Look, she can kick and scream all she wants. I'm not changing my mind. You and Eliza are my first priority from now on. I'm cutting all strings. I'm gonna do something that makes myself happy for a change.

Emily: Really? Like making out with me?

Paul: That would make me happy.

[Emily laughs]

Barbara: Hello.

Henry: Uh, sorry to interrupt.

Emily: Hello.

[Emily laughs]

Paul: Can I get you guy a drink?

Henry: Yes.

Barbara: Well, I -- in a moment. Um, Honey, there's something I need to talk to you about, and I don't really know how to do it other than just kind of lay it out. So here.

Paul: What's this?

Barbara: I'm dissolving our partnership in B.R.O. Paul, I love you, and I have loved working with you. But I have Henry now, and I want to spend my time with him. So, um, I hope you'll understand.

Paul: I understand, more than you know.

Barbara: And you'll sign it?

Paul: Sure.

Emily: Wow. I have to admit, I honestly never thought I'd see the day where you would willingly walk away from your son.

Barbara: I am not walking away from my son, Emily. I'm setting him free. I'm setting both of us free. Thank you.

Paul: You're welcome.

Henry: Well, I think this calls for a toast, yes?

Paul: I agree.

Emily: [Laughs] Here you go.

Paul: Here you go. To the future. To us all getting exactly what we want.

All: Hear, hear.

Bob: Death is part of life, but nothing can fully prepare you for a loss in your own family or that of a young man whom you knew all too briefly.

Chris: Luke, itís good to see you.

Luke: Yeah. You as well. You look fantastic.

Chris: Yeah. I feel great. I feel great. Transplant was a success.

Luke: Good. Well, I thought you should know that I just came from dinner with a board member at the hospital, and I strongly suggested that once you're fully healed, they name you the new chief of staff at Memorial.

Chris: Well, I'm -- I'm flattered. Really, I -- I am. But I, uh -- I'm not sure if that's the path I want to go down.

Luke: What? You know Reid would be seriously ticked off at you if he heard that, after everything he did for you.

Chris: I -- I'm gonna think about I, I -- I promise.

Luke: Okay. And look, I'm sorry for, you know, uh -- it's just being here where Reid lived --

Chris: I understand. No need to explain.

Luke: Okay. Thanks.

Katie: Oh, Luke, wait. Hold on. They brought this over from the hospital. It was Reidís. I think he would want you to have it.

Luke: Thank you. Chris, um, t -- this might sound a little weird, but could I --

Chris: Sure. Lower. Right there.

Bob: But I've also come to believe that out of a loss comes something great -- rebirth.

Lily: Mother, I didn't know you were back from Amsterdam.

John: We just got in this morning.

Lucinda: Don't worry. I haven't come to beg forgiveness.

Lily: Really?

John: Yeah.

Lily: Then why are you here?

John: I think your mother would like you to see that she can live her life and be happy without trying to run your life with me.

Holden: Wait a minute. What are you saying? The two of you are --

Lucinda: We're back together. Yeah, we are.

John: Oh, come on, you two. Don't look so shocked. We have blood in our veins. [Laughs]

Lucinda: What did you think was gonna happen when we went off together?

Lily: I honestly didn't give it much thought.

Lucinda: Uh, I do have something else to say.

Lily: Here it comes.

Lucinda: I have no intention of getting in your way at Worldwide. If you want to take control of the company, it's yours for the taking.

Lily: What are you going to do? I mean, Worldwide is your life, Mother.

Lucinda: Yeah, it was. I'm gonna spend the rest of my time with -- with John and forget all about work.

Lily: I don't know what to say.

Lucinda: Nothing. Nothing. You're off the hook. That's what you wanted all along, right? Now, of course, should you get a hankering to see your dear old mother, you know where to find me. Good night, Dear.

Lily: Good night, Mother.

Holden: Huh.

Lily: Did that just happen?

Holden: Well, if anyone can keep your mother out of your hair, it's John.

Lily: Who knew John Dixon would be the answer to my prayers?

Holden: Yeah. I thought that was my job.

Susan: Well, it's not going to be the same without you around here.

Bob: You'll be just fine.

Susan: Oh, I can't believe I'm stuck working with John Dixon again as the new acting chief of staff.

Bob: You go easy on him.

Susan: I'm not making any promises.

Kim: Oh, Susan, hi.

Susan: Hi. Well, I'll, uh -- I'll leave you two alone. Goodbye, old friend. Be well. And you take good care of him, although I know nobody can do it better than you.

Kim: Thank you.

Susan: Have fun, you two.

Kim: Same goes for you.

[Both laugh]

Susan: Okay.

Kim: Thanks, Susan, so much. Bye-bye.

Susan: Bye.

Bob: Well, it's, uh -- it's starting to feel real now, isn't it?

Kim: Yes.

Bob: I'm gonna take this down to the car and then take one long last look around.


Kim: Okay.

Bob: And so a perfectly ordinary day in Oakdale comes to an end.

Katie: So, what do you think? Can you see yourself spending the night here tonight, and the next night?

Chris: Well, will you and Jacob be with me?

Katie: Of course.

Chris: Yeah? Then I can see it. And I love it.

Katie: Yeah. It feels right, doesn't it? And who knows? God willing, we will be as happy here as Tom and Margo were.

Chris: That is very possible. And I hope you don't mind if we start working on filling up all those master bedrooms.

Katie: How many kids are we talking about?

Chris: Too many to count.

[Katie laughs]

Margo: Uh -- uh, more to the left a little. No, a little to the right. It's fine.

Tom: Tell me, Woman.

Margo: Okay, it's -- its fine. Its fine, it's fine. Here. Here's your reward. Here you go.

Tom: Oh, thanks.

Margo: Have I ever told you how handsome and manly and brilliant you are and always have been?

Tom: Yeah.

Margo: And you're right. This is just a beginning for us, too.

Tom: That it is.

Margo: Yes.

Tom: Mmm. You know what the good thing is about not having kids around the house all the time?

Margo: Hmm?

Tom: We can make love in this room anytime we want.

Margo: Well, then, what are we waiting for?

Emily: I'm proud of you. You know that?

Paul: Thank you. I'm just so relieved I'm not gonna be in business with my mother anymore.

[Emily laughs]

Paul: What's so funny?

Emily: God.

Paul: What?

Emily: Oh, come on! Paul, contract, no contract, your mother will always be a part of your life.

Paul: But you will love me anyway.

Emily: Oh, Baby, I will always love you.

Barbara: So, what did Dusty say?

Henry: Oh, that he has no problem selling Metro back to me, if it will make my wife happy.

Barbara: Oh. Well, nothing would make me happier than spending every night working and dancing with you in our club.

Henry: Then may I have this dance?

John: Ah.

Lucinda: All right.

John: You know, since I have paid for these roses on her breakfast tray, I expect to see them there every morning.

Lisa: Oh, Lord, please help me. [Laughs]

Lucinda: Uh, you have a problem with that, Lisa?

Lisa: No. Of course not. Gather those rosebuds while you may.

Lucinda: Yeah. I intend to. [Lucinda laughs] Tell me something, John.

John: What?

Lucinda: Are you getting those roses because you want to get them for me, or are you just doing that to get a rise out of Lisa?

John: Oh, a little bit of, you know, both.

Lucinda: You haven't changed a bit.

John: You know, neither of us know -- nobody knows, really, what the future holds. So why don't we make a pact, you and me --

Lucinda: Yeah?

John: That we have a hell of a good time finding out. What do you say?

Lucinda: I say you're on.

John: Okay. Come on. [Laughs]

Lucinda: Oh. Elevator's right here. [Laughs]

Holden: What are you thinking?

Lily: My mother and John. I can't believe I'm saying this. I'm worried about her.

Holden: Why?

Lily: What if things don't work out between the two of them? I mean, they tried before, and it didn't last.

Holden: Yeah, I know. But they're older. They're wiser. And I really do believe that they love each other. Otherwise, they never would have made it back together.

Lily: You think that's enough -- just loving each other?

Holden: I do. Sometimes it just take a few times to get it right. I'd better get going. I'll call you in the morning.

Lily: I'd like that. Holden -- I --

Holden: I know.

Carly: Go to sleep, Sage. You can text your friends about the baby in the morning. You gave her that cell phone.

Jack: Ah.

Carly: I hold you responsible.

Jack: I'll have a talk with her tomorrow and set down some ground rules.

Carly: My hero.

Jack: That's right. Now come here. Mm. At last, it's just the two of us.

Carly: Hmm. No, don't you mean three of us? This little one here is gonna be with you for at least 18 years.

Jack: [Laughs] Way to kill the mood, Lady.

Carly: With you, that's impossible, G-man.

Bob: Oakdale may be an ordinary town filled with ordinary people. But it's an ordinary town where something extraordinary happens every day.

Kim: All set?

Bob: One more thing to do. What's that for?

Kim: Just a little encouragement.

Bob: I didn't realize how hard it would be to say goodbye.

Kim: Well, you know, Darling, I don't think there should be goodbyes. Just good night. So, my sweetheart, it's time to have fun. I'll meet you out in the car. Take as much time as you need.

Bob: Good night.

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