As The World Turns Update Tuesday 08/29/00

 

As The World Turns Update Tuesday 08/29/00

By Bethany 

A nurse and a resident are discussing Ben's pending review meeting
with the hospital board about Andy's apparent "failed" surgery. Ben
is lacing out the judgmental Dr. Peterson when the EMT's bring in a
frighten Curtis. The young and inexperienced resident is convinced
that Curtis' problem is drug induced. Ben is certain that it is
something more serious, a pulmonary embolism. The two doctors argue
over the course of treatment and Ben prevails. As Curtis improves,
the nurse searches for his contact information and Ben is stunned to
learn that he has listed Issac as his guardian. His father is dead
and his mother is in re-hab, Curtis explains. Ben goes out to notify
Isaac and Dr. Peterson attempts to apologize for his inability to
overcome his prejudice. Well, it almost cost a 13 year old his life.
Isaac arrives at the hospital and Ben explains Curtis' plight. They
didn't part on the best of terms, Isaac informs Ben. He tried to take
care of Curtis but he wasn't cut out to attend to the child that had
a serious medical problem so he sent him to a half-way house where
someone who knew what they were doing could take care of him. Curtis
feels as though Isaac abandoned him. Maybe he should explain to
Curtis how it really was, Ben advises him. When Isaac gets to Curtis,
he is lukewarm at best about his presence. Ben tells Curtis that he
and Isaac are brothers. Curtis and Isaac make peace and agree to
start their friendship over.
At the Hughes home, Denise tells an uncooperative Andy that she has
found the paper with his discharge orders and that he is suppose to
be going to physical therapy. When does he plan to go? He will, he
assures her. He sure will because about that time the taxi arrives to
take him to the hospital for an appointment that Denise has set up
for him. Unable to come up with a reason not to go on such short
notice, Andy is forced into leaving with her for the appointment. At
the hospital, Denise and Andy share a tender moment that is witnessed
by Isaac. Andy tries to explain that as bad as it would be to never
walk again, that it would be worse to lose her and Hope and that is
what he is afraid would happen if he were to gain use of his legs
again. They will always be some type of family, Denise promises him.
Andy doesn't like the sounds of the some type of family. When Dr.
Angler enters and tries to exam Andy he bolts leaving a bewildered
Denise to apologize to the doctor for his behavior.  Back at home,
Denise tells Andy that it seems as though he has given up and that
one day he will have to explain to Hope how he became paralyzed and
why he never made any effort to help himself. It would seem that she
is the only one concerned with him getting better.
In the Dade County Jail, Holden meets with Cooley again. Is he
feeling more generous today, inquires Cooley. What does he know and
what does he want for the information. It is simple, he wants the
half million dollars for bail. How does he know that he will appear
in court? He doesn't but does he want to see his wife again? When
Cooley brings up a birthmark that Lily has, Holden makes a hurried
call to Lucinda and apprises her of the situation. She states she
will wire him the money within the hour. Holden instructs the guard
to tell Cooley that they have a deal. An hour later, Holden shows up
with the wire transfer and asks Cooley what they need. Cooley tells
him that they need the plane, a full tank of gas and a reserve tank
of gas. If Holden wants him to take them back to the mainland he has
a list of supplies that he will need when he is hiding out. Okay,
whatever Holden decides and hurries off to get the cigarettes,
rum, liquor, cards, and playboy magazines.
While they are planning the trip to North Carolina's Outer Banks,
Lily tries to comfort a guilt-ridden Simon over apparent death of his
sister. How did she get to be this heartless person that she had
become? What could he have done to help her, Simon tortures himself.
At the mention of the diamond, Lily looks and discovers that the
diamond is missing and presumed at the bottom of the sea with Celia.
That is ironic, Simons laments. She is probably happier dead with the
diamond than alive without it. Lily tells Simon that she has lost all
hope of ever being rescued. After all, Cooley was here 24 years. Yes
but he didn't want to be found, Simon says. Just because he is taking
a practical approach to staying alive, such as planting corn for the
next year, doesn't mean that he has given up on being found. Quite
the contrary. the longer they can sustain themselves, the greater the
chance that they will be found. They find a bottle of liquor that
Cooley buried and consume it. After a few minutes, they dance while
Lily hums a tune.
Back in the North Carolina bound plane, Holden learns for the first
time that not only is Lily on the island with Simon but that Celia is
there also.  Cooley gives Holden a pistol that he lifted from a guard
at the airport and tells Holden that Celia has enough fire power to
start World War III and that he might need it.