As The World Turns Update Wednesday 08/30/00

 

As The World Turns Update Wednesday 08/30/00

By Bethany 

Ben is livid when Bob informs him that two of his patients have been
reassigned to a different doctor. Why he asks? It is because the
patients have requested it and there is nothing that he can do about
it. Ben states that he has never had a patient reassigned before let
alone two in the same day. After a heart to heart with Bob, he
decides that he needs to step away from the situation & take a leves
of absence which Bob grants.
At the Hughes home, Andy is reading a book to Hope when he notices a
pair of scissors on the counter and eye level to Hope. He takes the
offending cutters and wheels over to a high shelf and manuevers
himself out of the chair and places the scissors on a high shelf,
well out of Hope's reach. Denise enters the kitchen and his
dumbfounded when she can't find the scissors that she just left there
for a moment. She looks high and low and unable to watch her any
longer, Andy suggests that she put Hope down for a nap and the minute
she is out of the room, re retrives the scissors. After laying Hope
down, Denise reappears and Andy tells her he found the scissors and
produces them out from under a basket on the counter. She starts in
again about whether or not the Hope moved them or not. Andy
sidetracks her by claiming that it is his fault that he can't help
her more with Hope because of his "paralysis". He should have gone
the physical therapy and not run out today at the appointment that he
had.
Elsewhere, Kim and Bob are discussing the finality that Andy has
seemed to taken with his "paralysis". It is time to take the bull by
the horns and do something and if Andy won't do it himself, she will.
At Ben's apartment, he is settling in to being jobless. Issac arrives
with Curtis in tow whom he has checked out of the hosptial AMA. How
could he do that, Ben asks accusely? Curtis and hospitals don't
mix.He assured them that he would have professional care,Ben. No way.
Hire a nurse. Why do that when he can have him for free. He spins a
deal with Ben. He keeps Curtis for a month and he will do what he can
to find out why Andy seems so damn happy about being paralyzed.  He
tells Ben what he witnessed between Denise and Andy at the hospital
and agrees with Ben that something isn't kosher. The man is just too
together and happy for someone faced with the prospects of being in a
wheelchair the rest of his life. Ben finally agrees to let Curtis
stay and Issac hurries to get his things from the car. Ben and Curtis
hit it off.
Bsck at Molly's, Carly and she discuss Parker and Jack. They discuss
Jack's upcoming nupticals. But Carly has a plan. Julia will be busy
picking out china, patterns and wedding dresses and while this is
going on, she will get a fantasic job and just be herself while
taking care of her son. Sooner or later, Jack is bound to come around
because she is his true love.
She convinces herself that Jack won't go through with it. Molly isn't
too sure about that.
At that very moment at Jack and Julia's, they are putting the final
touches on their wedding plans to go to Vegas. Julia is skepical
because she is the white dress with bridesmaids tyoe of girl.Jack
reinterates that he tried that before and it didn't work so let just
skip that and go to Vegas and get married. He admits that Carly made
him feel this way. So finally, Julia agrees and they leave to put the
trip together.
At the Munson, Barbara quizzes Hal about their upcoming anniversary.
Before she gets bent out of shape about him forgetting it, let him
forget it first, he muses. They discuss going away for a while and
Hal isn't sure that it is a good idea. As if on cue, Barbara receives
a phone call stating that they have won a free trip to parts unknown.
Just hang up Hal says, it is a gimmick. About the time she starts to,
Jack and Julia burst into the door with their cell phone and presents
them with free ticket to go to Vegas with them. Barbara thinks about
it for a few minutes and decides it sounds like fun and eventually,
Hal agrees. They go on their respective quest to finalize the trip.
Back at the Hughes home, Bob takes a call from one of the doctors
that will be reviewing Ben's case. Denise frets over Ben's legal
problems as Andy comes face to face with the prospects of what he is
doing to Ben. She needs to talk with Ben & she leaves to do just
that. After she leaves, Kim tells Andy that he has a visitor and Andy
says not now. He venomously tells Kim that he is not in the mood and
this is not a good time. Too bad Kim retorts, he is going to see her
anyway. A wheelchair bound Sally enters the kitchen and asks Kim to
leave them alone. Denise arrives at Ben's.
As Jack and Julia finish packing, Jack comes across an old note that
was written by Carly with her lipstick print on it. He trashes it
before Julia can see what it is.
Hal goes to Molly's to tell her that he and Barbara are going out of
town. He infruriates Carly by telling her that he is leaving Parker
with Kim and Barbara.  What could be so important that he is going
out of town now and why can't she keep him? Well, if she must know,
they are going to Vegas with Jack and Julia so that they can get
married. Carly is visibly shaken and implores Hal to stop him if he
is truly his friend. After Hal leaves, Molly reenters the room and
comforts a crestfallen Carly.