Busy Telling Everyone What To Do.

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Jack tries to keep Janet from Blackie, Dusty is held captive and Craig taunts Lucinda.

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Lucinda is in her office calling in a favor from the governor.

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Lily and Craig are settling in at Avalon Castle. She throws and apple at him and then fumes about her mother. He admires her bed and then explains that his room is downstairs. They sit down and he encourages her to take over Worldwide. She's not interested in getting revenge on her mother. He thinks they could make a spectacular team running the company. "Dream on," she says. Craig begins wondering if they can get more intimate. She tells him to pay his debt off first and then they can talk about it. After he confirms that Blackthorn has checked in, he tells Lily to keep busy while he takes care of things alone.

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Jack is annoyed to find Carly at the castle and tries to send her home. She thinks they should have a meal first and begs him to call off his Janet rescuing mission. He refuses and tells her that he needs to protect his baby. She's afraid that this is really all about Ralph for him. Jack insists that this is just about Blackthorn, not what happened with Brad.

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Janet and Blackie walk through the gardens of the spa and she thinks she sees Dusty. He assures her that Dusty won't be coming. He wonders if she wants Dusty chasing after her. She insists that she doesn't so he offers to help her relax. He leads her to the massage room and then slips off. Craig corners him. He hands him a check paying him off in full. Blackthorn is shocked. Carly and Craig are around the corner eavesdropping. He sends her off and then interrupts the men to start the questioning. They aren't happy to see him. Blackie gets offended when Jack calls him a 'gangster'. He stomps off, leaving Jack and Craig to bicker. Craig tells him that Lucinda was the evil genius behind the fictional perfume factory. Jack tells him about Blackie's relationship with Ralph. Craig says his relationship with Blackie is now over. Jack suddenly flips out, grabs him and begins screaming about Manzo. The cop calms down and plods off.

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Lily is surprised to run into Janet when she goes to get a facial. Carly eavesdrops on them while they chat about Blackthorn. Carly bursts in and tells them they don't know who they are getting involved with. She says that Blackie is a gangster. Janet gets annoyed and Carly explains that Blackie is part of the Manzo crew. After Janet flounces off, the women bicker about Craig and who really set them up to fail. Lily explains that it was her mom who set them up and Craig is as much of a victim as they are. Carly warns her that Craig will try to use her for revenge. "You are awfully busy telling everyone what to do," Lily snipes. Carly admits that she doesn't know much about making mature decisions, but tells her not to go after a toxic man when she can throw herself at Holden. Lily declares this conversation over and their partnership at an end.

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Lucinda checks in at Avalon. As she heads for the elevator, she bumps into Craig. He begins taunting her about her daughter and tells her that she's lost all her chances with Lily. He thanks her for pushing Lily even closer to him and then gets on the elevator. Lucinda cringes.

Blackie's thugs have Dusty captive in a van.

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Blackie and Janet go out to play croquet on the spa grounds. Jack and Carly stroll over to them. Janet asks them to go home and stop harassing Blackie. Jack reminds her about when she buried her head in the sand about Ralph. She orders him to go and Carly drags him away. Janet asks Blackie if what Jack has been saying is true. He assures her that he is not part of Ralph's crew.

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Carly and Jack go up to her room. He worries about Janet and then about Dusty vanishing. She gives him a massage and gabs about how lucky she is not to be involved with a dangerous man. They start making out. Change falls out of his pocket and he thinks of the medallion. He remembers that he gave it to Dusty but saw Blackie with it earlier so he must have taken it from Dusty.

Lucinda walks into Lily's room and gets a cold reception. She suggests that they spend time together and heal. Lily decides she'd rather leave. After she does, Lucinda gets a note and gasps, "He's here!"

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Lucinda runs down the hall and finds Ralph. He thanks her for getting him out of prison and tells her she's a sight for sore eyes.

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Blackie goes down to the basement where his thugs are keeping Dusty. He offers to let him go free if he'll vanish. Dusty wants to whisper something to him so Blackie leans in. Dusty headbutts him. "You're going to be sorry you did that," Blackie warns. As he walks out, Janet walks into him while looking for peanut butter.

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When Craig goes into his room, he finds Lily sitting on his bed asking if she can stay with him.

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Next on As The World Turns:

Craig kisses Lily.

Lucinda pushes Craig in the pool.

Janet hears Dusty kicking.

Jack realizes Dusty is really there.

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