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    As the World Turns CAST - Dr. Rick Decker - Daily Updates Archive

    Full detailed profile on Dr. Rick Decker Played by John James on As the World Turns Daytime Soap Opera.

    John James (CBS.com)

    Birthday: April 18, 1956
    Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota (USA)
    Marital Status: Married
    Real Name: John James

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    One Split Second!

    Tuesday, August 12 2008

    Margo draws her gun as Rick turns his gun on her! He tells her to let him go or everyone in the room will die. Margo demands that he help Tom but Rick refuses to do anything until she promises to get the helicopter for him. Aaron, above them in the vents, overhears. Margo refuses to help Decker, even after Chris and Paul tell her to do it. Chris says he has an antidote so they don't need Rick! Margo isn't sure who to believe. Meg finally comes to her senses and drops beside Tom, who seems to be having a heart attack. She begs Rick to help but he won't. He backs into the room and threatens Casey! Just then, Aaron drops into the room and Decker shoots him! Aaron falls to the ground beside Alison. Rick grabs Emily and uses her body to get closer to Alison. Tom groans again and Margo gives in! She makes a call to clear the airspace and then orders that a pilot get the helicopter there ASAP! Rick grabs Alison and runs from the room despite Emily begging him to take her instead. Meg drops beside Aaron and tries to help him. Chris barks orders at a nurse and then fills Bob in when he arrives. He takes off after Alison and Rick.

    Chris follows Rick and Alison through the hospital. When they get outside, police officers try to stop Rick but he won't give up. Chris tries to intervene but Rick points the gun at Allie's head and Chris backs off. Decker makes a run for the chopper. When he turns his back, Chris jumps him. They fight over the gun and Chris finally overpowers Rick. He grabs Alison and runs for the hospital as the officers take care of Rick.

    Who Will Save Oakdale?

    Monday, August 11 2008

    Decker tells Barbara and Paul that he has an antidote but he will only use it - and save Meg, Alison and Emily - if they pay him $1 million and arrange for a helicopter to take him from Oakdale. Barbara agrees but Paul won't do it. Rick tells him exactly the kind of pain Meg will be in and Paul gives in. He leaves but Margo stops him at the door! Babs says Rick is the only one who can help and Rick plays his part, saying he is only trying to help. Margo allows Paul and Barbara to leave to see Bob. Margo questions Rick and says she knows he is the culprit. Rick doesn't bat an eye at her accusations. Rick points out that he is serving two life sentences in jail and has nothing to gain by killing people. He makes a vague threat to Margo's loved ones. Angry, she says she won't be intimidated. Rick tells her that he wants his old sentences commuted or he won't help anyone! He swears he is innocent. When he starts talking about Casey, Margo gives in and orders an officer to take Rick to the hospital. Rick tells her to get the governor on the phone. Tom arrives and demands to know why Margo is helping Rick. In tears, Margo says she is just trying to save Casey. She tells him exactly what is going on with their son. Tom goes to the hospital. Margo calls Bob to set up a research area for Rick. He doesn't like the idea but agrees to it. Margo places a tail on Babs and Paul.

    The police guard brings Rick into Chris' research room. Chris lunges at Rick but the guards hold him back. Rick says they have to work together or everyone will die. Bob arrives and tells Chris they have to work together but that Rick will have his own room. He warns Rick not to approach any of the staff members. Rick tries convincing her guard to release the cuffs but the man won't. Instead, he helps Rick arrange his instruments but when his back is turned, Rick plunges a needle into his neck. The man collapses and Rick steals the handcuff keys. Rather than leaving, he sits at the desk. Susan walks in. "Hello, my darling," he says. He tells her that he has been hired to save everyone. Susan can't believe it and argues with him. He begs her for a second chance! She is paged away but Rick stops her by showing her the antidote he has come up with. He swears he doesn't want to hurt anyone. She says if he wanted to save people he would be upstairs administering the antidote. He kisses her! She slaps him and tells him to get real. He cons her in to coming closer by offering her the antidote - and then he knocks her out! Paul calls. Rick says he'll hand over the antidote as soon as he is free from Oakdale! Rick steps over Susan's body and walks out.

    Paul goes to the airport and rents a helicopter; he decides to pilot it himself. He takes off and is above the hospital when he sees Rick. A hospital guard hears the chopper and investigates. Rick throws the antidote at Paul, grabs the officer's gun and disappears. Margo arrives and orders Paul to land the helicopter. Paul lands, shows Margo the antidote and says they have to get to the patients.

    Rick walks in and releases her from the restraints. He pulls a gun on Meg, who believes he is a hallucination, and tells her she doesn't want to miss out on all the fun! He takes her to Alison's room. Alison freaks out when she sees Rick. He takes Alison and Meg into Casey and Emily's room. Chris bursts in with the antidote, surprising Rick. He points the gun and tells Chris to stay calm. Margo and Paul arrive. Marge faces off with Decker; she swears she called the governor but Rick doesn't believe her. He uses Meg as a human shield and then dumps all of the antidote he has on the floor! Paul yells at Margo to shoot Rick. Margo won't do it. She tells Rick to give up because the money and the helicopter are gone. "I will not negotiate," she says. Rick pushes Meg into a corner and Tom jumps on him but Rick punches him in the chest and Tom collapses. "Let the negotiations begin," Rick says and slams the door closed!

    Holden Moves Out and Decker Moves In!

    Friday, August 08 2008

    In Meg's room, Sofie taunts her about Paul, who is still trying to keep her calm. He realizes that Meg is having more visions but she covers and says Sofie is gone. "Good girl, Meg," Sofie says. Meg convinces Paul that her wrist hurts and he releases her restraints! As he is getting water, Sofie tells Meg to take the cloth from the restraint and strangle Paul. She is about to do it when he sees her. She collapses in tears. Paul goes to get a nurse and Sofie keeps taunting Meg. She tries to make a break for it but Paul returns and stops her. The nurses restrain Meg again and tell Paul not to let her out no matter what she says. Meg apologizes and asks him what is wrong with her. He says they'll fix everything. Barbara knocks on the door and Paul goes outside. Chris and Bob tell him about the poisonings and wonder if Meg got any strange gifts. He says she hasn't gotten anything since the wedding. Paul and Barbara remember that she has been wearing the necklace almost constantly. Bob advises Babs to call Will and Gwen; she leaves a message for them. Bob leaves to find Margo. Just then Rick calls to tell Barbara that he might be able to help her family! He says he can fix everything for her family if she'll just hire him to solve the crimes - immediately! Rick hangs up the phone. Paul angrily tells Barbara not to consider hiring Rick but Babs says he is the only one who can help. They return to Meg's room. Bob and Dr. Michaelson say they have to reduce the amount of sedatives they are giving Meg because they could interact badly with the poison. Paul is very worried. The doctors leave. He tells Babs to call Rick!

    I Can't Be That Woman!

    Wednesday, July 16 2008

    Susan surprises Rick in the morgue and spars with him. He explains about his new job with the state. Rick tells his guard that Susan is still upset over the way their marriage ended. Susan throws coffee on him! Rick orders the guard to get rid of Susan. A few minutes later, Meg arrives. Paul follows her inside and takes a swing at Rick. They argue and the guard leads Rick out of the morgue. Rick keeps up his I'm-Only-Trying-To-Help routine but Paul orders him off the case.

    Rick arrives at the police station and Margo orders him back to holding. He says she should read his notes and she says she doesn’t feel a need to read anything he wrote. He points out that he has found 14 other killers and Margo reluctantly takes his notes. An officer leads him away.

    The Common Sense of an Earthworm!

    Tuesday, July 15 2008

    In her suite, Barbara meets with a lawyer and insists that Paul didn’t kill anyone. He says they’ll clear Paul at the trial and Barbara says it can’t go that far! He says they need help to get the case cleared before trial and Barbara tells the lawyer to hire anyone who can help. He warns that the expert has a bad history; Barbara doesn’t care as long as the expert can clear Paul. The lawyer takes her to meet the man. Downstairs, Barbara meets the forensics expert - Dr. Rick Decker! Barbara can’t believe it. She tries to fire the lawyer and Rick. Rick says he is Paul’s only hope and that he isn’t a killer any longer. He says he is in the honesty business now!


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