Did I Win A Beauty Pageant?

Friday, July 30th, 2010

Lily is lured away to France, Janet pushes Blackthorn away and Lucy and Dusty get intimate.

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Blackthorn runs into Dusty at Java and taunts him because he's taking Janet out to the baseball game. Dusty tries questioning him and Blackthorn tells him to get a life.

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Lucy shows up at the farm house looking for her brother. Janet tells her he's off work today and invites her in for lemonade. They chat about Dusty and stuff. Lucy assures her that he's just her ex. Janet glares as Lucy talks about how rocky things can be with Dusty. Lucy gets confused when Janet tells her about moving into the cabin. Janet tries staking her territory when Blackthorn arrives to pick up Janet. Suddenly, she's not feeling well.

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Lily shows up at Craig's door with some flowers. "Did I win a beauty pageant?" he asks. She wanted to apologize for whining to him about Holden's marriage and wanted to thank him for his help. Lily asks him out for dinner.

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Craig and Lily go down to the dining room and toast to a future of good choices. They talk about their night in New York and laugh. Lucinda comes in and stares. She slips off and calls Francoise to come up with something else to ruin Lily's company. Francoise calls Lily and tells her they lost her spices and production has to stop. Craig tells Lily not to worry about the cost of keeping production alive. She's worried about all of their debt but Craig isn't. She decides that she has to talk to Carly immediately, though he claims she doesn't need to drag her into it.

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At home, Carly is admiring the work she did on a wedding dress when Jack walks in. He tells her she looks great with the dress and they flirt. They change the topic to Craig and Lily.

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Holden and Molly wander around Old Town and talk about how she flubbed her lines at the dress rehearsal. They make out until Abigail interrupts them. When Molly leaves to check on her dress, Abigail asks her dad how Lily is taking the wedding. He changes the topic.

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Blackthorn and Lucy take Janet to the hospital to get her checked out.

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Lucy finds Dusty drinking at the Lakeview and joins him at the bar. She tells him about Janet and Blackthorn. Dusty thinks she is taunting him.

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In his room, Craig is calling around about the factory when he discovers that it's all a scam. He immediately calls Lily and leaves a message before ordering a car to the airport.

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Jack and Carly arrive at Metro for the rehearsal dinner. Jack toasts to the bride and groom. Abigail takes out a poem and her mom starts to cry. As she reads it, Lily walks in. She stays at the back and listens until Carly spots her and ushers her into a corner. Lily tells her about the latest disaster and says she's heading to France to sort it out. When Carly asks her about Craig, Lily gets defensive until Holden approaches and asks what she's doing there. She assures him she's not there to cause trouble and asks him to tell Molly she's beautiful.

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Blackthorn takes Janet back to the farm house and makes her tea. He puts on some music and tells her his feelings for her haven't changed. After they discuss their prom, he gets her to dance with him. He starts to kiss her as Dusty walks by the window. Dusty storms off as Janet pushes Blackie off, telling him to go. He warms up her tea instead and she starts to nod off at the table. She wakes up a few hours later and wonders why he is still there. She tells Blackie that they have no future. He can't see why she keeps wasting herself on men who don't understand her. "You're my angel," he says. She shows him the door.

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Lucy goes to Dusty's room to apologize. She walks in and they start to make out before jumping into bed.

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Francoise calls Lucinda to tell her that Lily is on the way to France to deal with the disaster. She worries about the next step. "Maybe it's time to let everything blow up," Lucinda says. She calls Holden and stutters as she tells him how worried she is about Lily running off to France. Holden doesn't understand so she tells him to forget all about it.

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At Metro, the party breaks up. Holden and Molly look forward to their marriage and then split up for the night. Holden tells Jack that he's going to France and it's not for a bachelor party. Jack is shocked that he seriously wants to run off to France on the night before his wedding but Holden is sure he can be back in time.

Jack stops by Carly's to say goodnight. He explains that he took Holden to the airport and he's headed to France. Carly flips out and wonders how he could let this happen.

Lily arrives in France looking for the perfume factory and discovers that it doesn't exist. Craig pops up.

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Next on As The World Turns:

Molly wonders why Holden went after Lily.

Lily wonders why Holden came after her.

Craig threatens to destroy Lucinda.

Barbara gets shot.

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