You Can Take Your Can Of Worms And Shove It.

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

Barbara's kids don't take her news well, Chris gets worse and Reid tells Luke about love.

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At the hospital, Luke corners Chris and tells him he's putting Reid in an impossible position. Luke admits that Reid told him everything. Chris is annoyed but Luke urges him to tell his family about his condition so he can get the care he needs. He refuses to let them worry.

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Paul knocks on his mother's door. She answers in a sheet. He guesses what's going on, gets grossed out and leaves. Henry comes out of the bathroom and they cuddle before he tells her that he wants them to go public with their engagement.

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At home, Reid confronts Katie over someone using his toothbrush. She assumes Chis used it. He chucks the brush and guesses she slept with the doctor. "You really shouldn't have done that," he says. He doesn't want her with him at all. The doctor tells her to be cautious but she's crazy about Chris. The man in question shows up. As soon as she walks off to see the baby, Chris demands to know why Reid told Luke about him. Reid confronts him for lying to Katie after her last husband died on her. Luke shows up and apologizes to Reid for telling Chris. The doctor argue until Katie returns. She and Chris depart and Reid complains to Luke about love. Reid tells Luke to take care of his kidney because he doesn't want to invest himself in him if it won't last. He stops himself when he starts speaking romantically. As they begin making out on the couch, Reid sits on a baby toy. That ruins the mood but they agree to continue later.

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At Fairwinds, Gwen is packing up and Emily asks her if she wants to stick around a little longer. She tells her that she doesn't blame her for what happened with Iris. Will walks in and says he can't get a hold of his mother. He's worried that Iris could have gone after her again even though she's in custody. Gwen calls to make sure her mom is in custody. Paul walks in and says that his mom is with Henry. He makes faces and Emily teases him. She hopes Barbara stays with Henry because it will keep her off their backs. They make out and then his mom calls to say she's coming for a visit. The couple soon arrives and announces their engagement. Everyone makes faces. Henry wants them to get married at Fairwinds. Everyone is silent. "Are you serious?" Paul finally asks. Will is speechless. Paul says it's weird for his mom to marry his half-brother. He tries to talk them out of making this kind of commitment but the couple is adamant. Henry doesn't know why he won't let them have a new beginning so Paul reminds him that he is James' son and this marriage would only keep Barbara in the endless Stenbeck cycle. This upsets Barbara and makes Henry furious. Paul wonders what the rush is and warns his brother that they will have to deal with the public reaction to the marriage and they'll be opening a can of worms. "Take your can of worms and shove it," Henry says.

Will walks off and Gwen follows him. He's really uncomfortable with what's going on and needs to talk to someone about this. He heads out.

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Will goes to see Parker and they look at a photo of their dad. They talk about their plans and Parker isn't sure he wants to go away to college anymore. He may have found something more important to him. They hug and Will heads out.

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Will meets with Gwen at Java and wonders why his mom needs a man to make her happy. What makes it worse is that she is with a nut who is half her age. She thinks that Henry really loves his mom but he still worries. She talks him around.

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Chris and Katie go to Old Town and get a flyer for preschool. A woman from the school asks Chris to help her move a bench, when he tries, he nearly passes out. He sends her off to get water and then rushes away.

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At the hospital, Reid arranges to meet Luke later and then walks off. Chris hobbles by and hides as Katie comes in. Luke tells her Chris just went to check on a patient. She gabs about dating a doctor and then Luke walks off to see Reid down the hall. Luke tells him Chris just ran by because he had to pump himself full of oxygen. Luke encourages him to keep helping Chris. Reid places a call to John Dixon.

Katie walks down the hall and catches Chris giving himself oxygen.

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Will and Gwen return to Fairwinds and Emily and Paul fill them in on the fight with Henry. Will thinks they should be more supportive and Emily agrees. Paul still refuses.

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Henry goes to Barbara's room and she apologizes for what her son said to him. She assures him that he is nothing like James. He withdraws his proposal.

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Next on As The World Turns:

Henry tells Barbara he's not marrying her but she's insistent.

Paul decides to do something about the wedding.

Katie asks Chris if he's hiding something from her.

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