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    You Dropped A Bomb On Me.

    Thursday, August 12 2010
    Janet realizes she has blown it with Dusty, Lucy feels used, Carly and Jack work together to stop Craig, and Craig gets a surprise from Anthony and Lucinda.


    Janet interrupts Lucy and Dusty having sex in Dusty's suite. She remarks, "I guess I should have knocked." Dusty pleads with her to stay, but Janet angrily leaves. Lucy thinks it might be for the best if he stays. Dusty thinks Janet came over to mend things and admits he wants to be with her. Lucy thought he wanted her. Dusty says he wanted Lucy in the moment, but if Janet wants a future with him, he wants one, too. He leaves a sad Lucy.



    Lucinda finds Gabriel outside of Lily's home repairing Ethan's toy. She notes that Gabriel is taking advantage of Lily's guilt. Gabriel informs her Lily is out and is upset about her business deal falling apart. Gabriel boasts Lucinda already knew. Lucinda asserts she will protect her family at all costs! Lucinda follows Gabriel inside and tells him that Craig is a liar and manipulator. She warns Gabriel to never trust Craig.



    Carly listens on to Craig and Anthony in Old Town. When Anthony leaves, Carly asks Craig what sort of shady business deal he is involved in now. She demands to know why he sabotaged her company! Craig claims Lucinda is behind it all. Carly is still furious that he was involved in the company without her knowledge. Carly orders him to stay away from Lily, but Craig boasts that she is jealous. Carly thinks it is another smokescreen and yells that no one wants him around.



    Jack bumps into Janet in the lobby of the Lakeview. Jack wonders what is wrong and Janet cries that she never wants to see Dusty again! Jack wants to drive her home and she reluctantly agrees.



    Craig goes to Worldwide to see Lucinda. He is surprised to see Lucy waiting on Lucinda, too. Craig notes that she has been crying and wants her to confide in him. Lucy admits that Lucinda lured her there believing that she had a chance with Dusty. Craig believes she can do a lot better than Dusty. Craig bashes Lucinda, but Lucy defends her and claims that Lucinda's heart was in the right place. Craig asserts Lucinda is using her to destroy him. Lucinda arrives and wonders what Craig is doing there. Lucy angrily tells Lucinda that Dusty is in love with Janet. Lucy yells she won't be manipulated by either of them and angrily leaves!



    Back at the farm, Janet tosses out her lasagna she made for Dusty and wonders why she can't find a man who wants to stay with her. Jack gets her to admit that she saw Dusty and Lucy together. Jack points out that she kept turning Dusty away. Janet worries she has blown it. Dusty suddenly appears and asks if he can come in. Jack leaves them alone to talk. Dusty apologizes for what she saw and wishes she called first. Janet tells him it wouldn't matter because he already moved on. Dusty remarks that he can only get slapped down so many times and didn't want to move on. They agree they are in a loaded situation. Janet is still upset that he was with Lucy and doesn't know how they can move forward. Dusty is tired of fighting. Janet lists out all of his mistakes. Dusty points out that he left Lucy to come talk to her.



    Gabriel looks through his personal pictures in Lily's living room. Lucy knocks on the door and asks if she can talk with him. Lucy tells a skeptical Gabriel she came to town to meet him. She hands him a necklace that belonged to his mom. Lucy tells him his mother gave it to her and was a special person. Gabriel is angry at how his mom was treated. Lucy understands his anger, but thinks things would have been different if Craig had known he was his son. Lucy points out that everyone makes mistakes, but is proud he is her brother. Gabriel softens and thanks her for the necklace. Lucy hopes they can stay in touch. Gabriel wishes she would stay in town, but Lucy admits she needs to get away from Dusty and the battle between Craig and Lucinda. Gabriel asserts that she should believe Craig because he heard Lucinda admit to setting him up!



    Carly goes to the police station and tells Jack about Craig and Anthony's conversation. Jack wants to find evidence and take things one step at a time, but Carly yells she can't sit around and let Craig get away with something else! Carly offers to saddle up next to Anthony. Jack wants her to stay out of it, but Carly asserts he can't stop her. Jack laments that the problems between them have made her doubt the strong and incredible person she is. Carly thinks the risk is worth it, but Jack tells her they are in it together and asks how she feels about wearing a wire.



    Anthony goes to Worldwide to see Lucinda. An annoyed Lucinda tells him she thought he was handling Craig. Anthony claims Craig will break soon. Lucinda wants him to break immediately! Anthony tells her he is sending Craig a message he can't ignore. Anthony wonders why she hates Craig so much. Lucinda says Craig's crimes are too numerous to list and finally he will get what is coming to him.



    Craig returns to his suite and desperately tries to hit up his business contacts for loans, but is interrupted with a delivery package. He reluctantly opens it and discovers a clock with a note that reads, "No Craig, it's not a bomb...this time!"



    Next on As The World Turns:

    Holden puts his hands on Lily's shoulders. She comments that is the sweetest thing he's ever done for her.

    Anthony yells to Craig that he wants his money!

    Carly tells Jack they will find out who Anthony is linked to.

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    Posted by sweetcaoline at Thursday, August 12 2010 01:21 PM

    Thought for sure that Craig was going to get his today. Kinda felt sorry for Janet today---seems like that girl will never catch a break. But then you have to admit that most or some of it is her fault. Can't wait to see what Carly and Jack come up with to trap Craig.

    Posted by Peteena at Thursday, August 12 2010 01:55 PM

    Dusty is such a jerk, I can't believe how he's treating Lucy. He is always attracted to the innocent, helpless, or just plain needy ones, and once he is done with them he has no compassion for them at all. If Rose and then Jennifer hadn't died first, eventually he would have kicked them to the curb for someone more innocent, helpless, or needy as well. Self-righteous tool!

    Posted by padef at Thursday, August 12 2010 02:17 PM

    You are so right! Of course, Rose had already turned back to Paul, but it was too late. And I sooo wished that they hadn't killed off Jen. I'm sure it wouldn't have been too long before she would have shown some spine - maybe by forgiving her brother - and either given Dusty the boot or have been dumped for not being worthy of him.

    Lucy consider yourself lucky. Any man who just takes up with the nearest skirt because the woman he's fixated on at the moment displeases him, just isn't worth it.

    Posted by msyvonne at Thursday, August 12 2010 02:26 PM

    Janet play that fake Catholic girl scene to much,she is such a boring actress. I am so glad that the show will end soon
    it has become the worst soap on cable.

    Posted by adriana8900 at Thursday, August 12 2010 02:30 PM

    finally dusty and janet talked to each other can't wait for dusty and janet reunion

    Posted by shorty1943 at Thursday, August 12 2010 03:42 PM

    Wow!! I could not believe that Dusty told Janet several times that he was tired of being told no, tired of the way she has been treating him and the best one of all was when he told her she didn't know what she wanted. Bingo! He needs to be hung for what he did to Luci and it is a given that even tho the show will be off and we won't see it....he will leave Janet!! I simply cannot stand how she turns everything around to her, she feels so sorry for herself, with her it is all about ME!!

    I agree, msyvonne...she has been a good fake Catholic girl since the day she came on the scene. She hates abortion, made everyone miserable about Liberty being pregnant and like three days later she committs adultry!! Yea, you are right a good FAKE Catholic girl!! Love it.

    Hope that Luci and Gabriel bust Lucinda big time....how mean of her to bring Luci back in to all this mess with Dusty! Dusty needs to end up alone!

    Posted by Peteena at Thursday, August 12 2010 04:22 PM

    Tomorrow looks like a snooze-fest. Hope Friday will have some Barbara/Emily bickering, or some everyone-thinks-Henry-is-crazy time. I could go for some Ali-Casey and/or Luke-Reid goodness, too.

    Posted by jr2jr at Thursday, August 12 2010 04:56 PM

    I just hate it how Lucinda continues to spin her evil web and mess up everyones' lives and get away with it.She had her daughter to buy a company that didn't exist!What kind of mother sets their own child up for failure?!Now she is in cahoots with Blackie and trying to make Craig lose his mind.I just wish this old hick would really get whats coming to her because she is long overdue for just due!

    Posted by KatStevens at Friday, August 13 2010 08:06 AM

    The writers turned Lucy into 'loosey'! Even though Lucinda led her to think she had a chance with Dusty, jumping in bed after being away so long was sleazy. I liked that Gabriel was honest with Lucy about Craig & Lucinda. Holden has sure moved back to the 'same old' quickly since Molly left. I imagine the writers are trying to create the 'one true & unending love' impression, but it's sickeningly boring IMO. They come across as two weak individuals who don't know what/who they want.

    Posted by thelookoflove at Saturday, August 14 2010 04:36 AM

    Dusty was clear with Lucy from the moment she came to see him: he loves Janet, he wants to marry her as soon as she will and that Lucy might not know him as well as she thinks. She was the one who claimed to know him so well, said that she understood that he was involved with someone else, etc. When a man tells you to get some breakfast before you leave his room (being gone himself) and is surprised that you are still there when he returns hours later, get a clue. Sometimes it's just about sex.

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