As the World Turns Update Friday 4/30/04
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Allison is reading the paper in the Hughes’ kitchen, laying her head on the counter and closing her eyes as Nancy enters. Nancy addressed Allison about how she looks terrible and shouldn’t be sneaking out nights to work. Allison reminds her of how she feels responsible for their money woes and guilty for how much she’s cost him.
Narrowing her eyes, Nancy asks how much it’s going to cost when Chris finds out she’s lying to him. Chris enters and kisses Allison wishing her a good afternoon. She states she’s glad the shower is free and leaves. Nancy tells Chris she doesn’t want to meddle, but asks him if he’s thought about letting Allison work at night. Quite proud of himself, he tells a stunned Nancy that he’s not only thought about it, but gotten Allison hired.
Carly confronts a nearly blind Barbara in the waiting area at Memorial Hospital, asking how she didnt see her and bumped into her. Barbara said she had a lot on her mind and wondered what Carly was doing there. Carly said that Parker had come to see the doctor, Barbara asking if he was all right. Carly replied he was fine and pressed her about why she was at Memorial hanging out with Walker instead of putting the finishing touches on the Las Vegas show. Barbara hedges, telling her shes there about the fund raiser and was going to make some calls and work from her suite today. A suspicious Carly inquires if shes going to be alone and Barbara asks what Carly is getting at as Walker approaches and tells Barbara hes ready to take her home. Carly says that she can take Barbara home, Barbara protesting that it isnt necessary, but Carly insists that she has a million questions about the show and they can discuss it on the way home and Walker can get back to work. Barbara leans into Walker and begs him to take her home, Carly becoming intrigued.
Paul walks into the bustling office of BRO and is accosted by a secretary telling him that there were several inquiries by the press that he needed to answer. He tells her to give him to his mother, but the secretary says shes out. Paul asks where and she replies that Barbara had an appointment and would be checking in later. He then tells her to give them to Jordan and she replies that hes not there as well. Paul asks where he is and she guardedly tells him that he doesnt want to be disturbed. This incites Paul who threatens her job unless she tells him where Jordan is and what hes up to.
Jordan and Roseanna are passionately kissing when Jordan pulls back and says this is not a good idea. She tries to kiss him again and he stands up telling her what they feel and what is right for them can be different things. She continues to seduce him, Jordan saying hed settle for a promise that she wont take what hes going to say the wrong way. Roseanna looks at him curiously and is shocked when he says that they cant see each other and thats how it has to be.
Nancy chastises Chris for getting Allison a job without her consent, Chris explaining that its the perfect night job, with him at the clinic. He goes on that Allison will be so excited that shes been hired when Allison enters and asks what shes been hired for. Chris tells her that its at the clinic with him and shes stunned, Chris going on about how wonderful it will be that they get to work together. Nancy interjects that Allison may have a surprise of her own, urging Allison to tell him the truth about her job at Metro. She begins to, but Chris gets paged and has to call the hospital. Nancy then urges her again to tell the truth, but Allison doesnt think Chris will understand. Nancy suggests that Allison quit her job at Metro and work with Chris at the clinic, Allison saying she cant quit Metro after what happened last night.
Barbara and Walker talk about the fundraiser as he begins to lead her from the hospital, Carly becoming indignant and telling them to stop talking about it. Barbara explains shes made a commitment, Carly telling her that their personal lives have to go on hold until the end of the Vegas show. Barbara tells her that Walker will take her home and shell talk with Carly later. This incenses Carly, who continues to rant about having her questions answered now instead of later and then ending with how shes confused that Barbara doesnt seem to care about a show that will make or break both of their careers. Barbara concedes, telling Carly to bring the car around and shell meet her outside and Carly leaves. Walker walks Barbara to a seat as she explains how she bumped into Carly and fearful that she knows the truth. Walker assures her that she probably doesnt know, but it wont be long before someone will find out. She says she doesnt care as long as its after the Vegas show. He then asks her how shes going manage if she has another episode. He also asks how she is going to keep it secret while shes in a strange town with strange people and strange places and she replies that shell manage, asking him to walk her outside to meet Carly. Walker then tells her that he cant condone her trip, saying to a hurt Barbara that he wont allow her to go to Vegas.
Blaine, the secretary, is still being evasive with Paul as to Jordans whereabouts and when he threatens her job a second time, she tells him that hes with Roseanna Cabot discussing the show.
Roseanna questions Jordan about not seeing each other, citing that theyre consenting adults and they can do as they please. Jordan tells her that after the fashion show they can, but theres too much at stake for BRO and he has to be focused. She accuses him of sounding like Barbara and he replies that shes counting on him. Roseanna then warns him that Barbara doesnt do dependency on a limited basis and if shes leaning on him now, he better run. He explains that its not like that and she continues to berate Barbara until Jordan tells her his sticking with Barbara because its the right thing to do. As he begins to leave, she becomes contrite and whines that she thought he cared about her. He says he cares about all his friends, Roseanna questioning his intentions toward Jennifer as she pulls him close by the button on his pants. He again questions why shes interested in him and what he could possibly have that she wants. She replies that he has no idea. He tells her he has to get back to the office, Roseanna stopping him and explaining that she is surrounded by yes men and wants a man like him that can rise to the challenge. She then tells him that shes the biggest prize in the cracker jack box and he should dig in.
Allison explains to Nancy about what happened last night at Metro and how she has to pay back the money she was stiffed. Nancy offers to pay the bill and let Allison pay her back, but Allison, after thanking her for her offer, explains that on the money shed make at the clinic she wouldnt be able to pay her back and help Chris; plus shed be missing out on the tips. Nancy warns her that shes out of options and has to tell Chris the truth as Chris walks back into the kitchen. He informs Allison that it was Ben on the phone and wanted to know what she decided about working at the Clinic. Nancy leaves to water the plants, Allison asks about the schedule, Chris explains and she tells him she needs time to think about it. He says thats what shes got right now, Allison pulling away from him and asking him not to pressure her. He becomes flustered, saying just when he thinks theyre on the same page, he suddenly doesnt know her anymore. She jumps into his confused arms and begs him to never leave her.
Barbara justifies that the reason she needs to be in Vegas is because this show isnt about personal triumph, but for the good of all her family. He reminds her that her tumor is progressing quickly and that they have a small window of opportunity to correct it and she interrupts him, saying she knows that she could die, but it doesnt matter, because this show could reunite her family. She then tells him in no uncertain terms that shes going to Las Vegas as Carly calls for her, complaining about how long shes had to wait for her. Barbara apologizes and tells her shell be a minute, Carly sensing that the situation is tense and leaves to wait for her. Barbara reiterates to Walker that shes going to Vegas and he responds anxiously, asking her what if she has a prolonged episode and who would help her, Barbara replying that Jordan will. He then tells her that shed just started her radiation treatments and she cant just stop in the middle of them, Barbara stating shell just have to have them in Vegas while shes there. He asks whos going to set those up for her and tells her not to say Jordan, because hes not a doctor. Pleadingly, she asks him if he could do it and he asks when their flight leaves. She comments that hes becoming rather indispensable and he smiles saying maybe thats the plan. An intense look is exchanged and then he offers her his hand, tenderly cradling it as he leads her out to meet Carly.
Jordan remarks that Roseanna must be a killer at negotiations, Roseanna replying that she is as she begins to unbutton her blouse. Jordan cautions her not to try and close this deal as she continues to unbutton. She tells him he’s bluffing and she can tell, her shirt falling down her shoulders and revealing a black teddy. She tells him he has no idea how much she needs him and he says that he has to leave, Roseanna telling him to go seductively. Cautiously he skirts about her, but once he reaches the door and opens it slightly, he looks back as she takes her shirt off. Closing the door he takes her into his arms and they begin to kiss passionately ending up on the couch.
Unannounced, Paul enters the room and interrupts them, remarking that Jordan is taking care of business, Roseanna seething. Jordan stands up to Paul and asks him what he’s doing there and he replies watching his back and then commenting on how spectacular Roseanna is, to which she vehemently tells him to get out. Jordan accuses Paul of making threats again, Paul telling him he’s out of his league. Jordan asks him to go outside, Paul refusing and asking Roseanna to tell Jordan to leave because he has to talk with her. Roseanna pulls Jordan aside and explains that she and Paul have things to settle and assures him that she’ll be fine. Jordan leaves telling Roseanna he’ll be waiting for her in the lounge. Roseanna tears into Paul for just walking into her apartment without an invitation and he replies that she’s poaching one of his employees and he wasn’t willing to wait. They argue about what her plan is regarding him, Paul finally implying that she’s trying to sleep her way into a takeover of his company. Roseanna slaps him.
Carly and Barbara are looking over Carlys designs at Barbaras suite when she has another episode. She tries to bluff Carly when she shows her two different fabrics, telling Carly that shes got wonderful instincts, Carly stating that shes not about to screw up Barbaras show. Barbara lies again about her condition, Carly becoming suspicious.
Allison begs Chris not to tell Ben that shell work at the clinic because shes taking a night course at the University. Nancy walks in and is astounded at another lie. Chris presses Allison about her classes and she finally tells him shes taking a ceramics class. Hes stupefied.
Roseanna tells Paul to leave, but he tells her not until shes heard what he has to say. He then tells her to stay away from his company, and when she tells him hes a narcissist and doesnt want anything to do with his company. He again accuses her of wanting to take his company and she tells him if shed wanted his rag shop, shed have bought it by now. He still persists that its about him and she assures him its not, and that the only thing about him or his company that interests her is Jordan. Paul asks how long shes had her eye on Jordan and she replies ever since he came to Oakdale. She then jabs, telling him that he shouldnt be surprised that his mother and sister find him so wonderful, because Jordan is everything that Paul is not. Hes stung and bemoans their failed friendship, but cautions her not to make an enemy out of him because shell be sorry they ever met, to which she replies she already is. She tells him to leave and he says, Ladies first, leaving the door ajar once shes down the hall and then following her.
Carly is upset that Barbara isnt helping and threatens to quit. She tells Barbara shes getting all kinds of signals from Barbara that are freaking her out. Barbara persuades her to go and see Emily and Parker while she gets a little lunch and then they can start up again. Carly agrees, but as shes at the door she hears Barbara talking with Walker on the phone and blows up. She angrily walks out the door saying shes quit, Barbara pleading with her to stay.
Jordan is talking on the phone to someone as Roseanna approaches him in the lobby of the Lakeview. He questions her about Paul and she tells him she handled it and everything is fine. Jordan tells her that he knows they were going to talk some more, but hes need at the office. She makes him feel bad, telling him that hes smart to run away from her because her life is a train wreck. He tells her he thought she understood that they could just be friends until the end of the show and she replies that she doesnt like it. She explains that shes not usually so needy, but with all thats happened shes not showing herself at her best. He tells her he understands, that she shouldnt blame herself. She tells him that shes not trying to make him pity her and he responds that he doesnt feel sorry for her.
Paul goes into Roseannas room and begins looking around.
Chris is bewildered that Allison is taking a ceramics class and that she described it as intense. She tells him that shes not that great at school and wanted to ease herself back in. Chris says that he thought she wanted to get a real education and Nancy jumps in saying that she knows a lady thats a potter and she makes a really good living, even owning the entire building that her shop is in. Chris is still confused, and tells Allison that hell tell Ben she doesnt want the job as he leaves for work. Nancy reprimands Allison for lying again, warning her that this is the last time shell cover for her.
Barbara assures Carly that shes desperate and needs her. They argue some more and Carly tells Barbara that she cant work this way. Barbara reminds her that shed be walking away from her only chance to make it big without the tedium of trying to start her own company. Carly is assuaged and comes back in. They compliment each other and Carly again asks her about which fabric to use for the dress. Barbara incorrectly identifies the silk as the linen, piquing Carlys curiosity. Carly jots down a stick figure and shows it to Barbara, telling her its one of her newest creations and that shed like Barbaras opinion. Barbara tells her its stunning and Carly tells Barbara that she knows she cant see.
Roseanna is miffed at Jordan’s comment and takes him to task for not caring that she’d lost her family. He replies that he’d never had a family, but he never let it drag him down and let it affect his future. She apologizes as she rises to leave, saying that he must think that she’s a self-absorbed woman.
Jordan tells her he thinks she’s a lot of things and all of them are good. She asks him if he hates her and he replies he doesn’t, but that there’s a battle going on to stay away from her and he’s losing it.
Paul finds the folder Rosseanna has on Jordan and asks why shed have an investigative team check him out while she was in St. Barts. He then says he knew she was lying and he was going to find out why.
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