Panic.

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Luke and Reid are trapped in an elevator, Craig gets more paranoid and Dusty has to be operated on.

Panic. image

Carly and Jack are shocked to walk into the Metro and discover a bloody Dusty on the floor. Jack finds his pulse and says he's been shot. They call the cops in. Carly tries to be positive.

 image

Janet is at the farm house talking to Liberty on the phone about their new house being a sign that everything will be okay. When she gets off the phone, Jack shows up with blood on his coat. She guesses something must have happened to Dusty. He explains that he was shot. She nearly collapses. He tells her that Dusty is tough and she needs to stay there and worry about the baby. Janet refuses to sit around so he agrees to take her to the hospital.

 image

Luke shows up at the hospital to see Dr. Oliver, annoyed that he hasn't changed for their meeting with the architect yet. They bicker and Luke explains he's been doing research and has a few suggestions.

 image

Craig is trapped in the elevator of the Lakeview. He yells for help and then calls his sister to say that someone is trying to kill him. Margo arrives and has the door opened. She teases him but he's sure that someone rigged the elevator. Margo laughs at him until he explains that he has a stalker and someone broke into his room. He shows her one of the notes. "What did you do?" she asks. When she points out that getting the cops involved means that they will be going through all of his stuff, he wanders off and takes a call. Carly tips him off about Dusty. He turns to Margo and says that the stalking is all in his imagination.

 image

After they run off to the hospital, Reid and Luke walk into the lobby and bicker about the new hospital wing. They get into the elevator right before someone puts the sign that it's broken up. The elevator stalls. Reid begins panicking and sweating. Luke guesses that he's claustrophobic and begins teasing him. When he jumps up and down, Reid flips out and grabs him. Luke makes him think of his happy place so he will calm down. Reid begins babbling about how wonderful the brain is. The doctor calms down and the door opens.

 image

At the hospital, Carly talks to a nurse about Dusty. She explains that Dusty was shot in the head and they're waiting for Dr. Oliver to come and operate on him. Craig and Margo arrive to check in. Margo runs off and Carly complains about how everything is falling apart. They look at Dusty's phone. There's a picture of Johnny on it. Janet runs in, desperate to see her fiance. She begs a nurse to let her in to see him.

 image

Janet enters Dusty's room. She takes his hand and tells him that he's the only man who would go out with a 'crazy mixed up pregnant lady with a sick kid'. She wants to live with him and be a family.

 image

Carly tries to keep Jack calm but he's flipping out. "I gotta find the guy who did this to Brad!" he shouts. She tells him this has nothing to do with his brother and won't end the same way. They wonder how this can be happening to them now. He worries that they're cursed but she insists they aren't. She tells him that things are bad and he's going to have to fake being a hero for Janet's sake. He promises that he won't fail. They kiss. Janet returns to them and asks Jack to find whoever did this to Dusty.

 image

Craig walks the street and wonders if he's being paranoid.

 image

Jack returns to the crime scene to go over things with Margo. One of the cops explains that they have something on the security tape. They watch it and figure out that it was a personal attack, not a robbery.

 image

Reid and Luke arrive at the hospital. Dr. Oliver blows off Janet and Carly and bustles off to the operating room. Carly and Janet go down to the chapel. Janet asks her to pray with her. She wonders if her faith will ever be rewarded. Carly says her faith seems limitless. As they talk, Janet begins having spasms.

 image

Luke wanders down the corridor and runs into Noah. He explains that Dr. Oliver is stuck in emergency surgery and tells him about being stuck in an elevator with him. Luke sits down and says he doesn't want them to have any secrets. He explains that he is helping to find the new neurology wing. Noah's impressed that he will be helping so many people and is finally getting along with Reid. The doctor wanders by and tells them that the operation was quick and dirty but Dusty will be fine. Luke's impressed that he's acting like this is nothing. A man walks in and serves the doctor some papers. He's being sued for malpractice.

 image

Craig takes Johnny out for a sundae and olives at Al's. He explains that Dusty has had an accident and promises that this will be nothing like what happened with his mother. Johnny tells him that a man was asking questions about him. Craig gets nervous.

 image

Jack goes to see Janet and Carly in a hospital room. They explain that she is being kept in overnight because of the cramping. Janet panics about Dusty so Jack sends Carly off for an update.

 image

Next on As The World Turns:

Craig chases someone.

Jack asks Janet to stay with him.

Carly can't stand seeing Jack and Janet together and wants to drink.

Please abide by the Guidelines when posting and Contact Us if a moderator is required to handle bad posts. Feel Free to check out ATWT's late breaking news, Comings and Goings, and ATWT Spoilers!! All photographs are courtesy of Soaps.com.

Soaps.com is on Twitter @soapoperafan, and Facebook. Join us!

Photo Credit: Soaps.com

Previous in Recaps Not Again.

Next in Recaps A Handful.