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    Wednesday, August 25 2010
    Lily walks away from Craig, Blackie and Ralph get taken down and Dusty and Janet get back together.


    At Avalon Castle, Craig is kissing Lily in his room. She breaks away. He asks her not to argue with their chemistry. She says he just has lust for her and pushes him away, accusing him of playing a game with her. Lily is sure he's trying to use her to get back at her mom. Craig claims that hurts him, but admits that he likes to hit her mom where it hurts. All the same, he wants a future with her. She tells him they aren't going to be lovers. As he tries to sweet talk her, she says he's predictable and she doesn't want to get sucked into his chaos. He's needy and never gives anything back. She thinks he's more like her mom than he'd like to admit. He tells her about Lucinda teaming up with the mob, sending Blackie after him and having Johnny threatened. Lily doesn't want to hear anymore and declares their partnership over. She tells him to be a better father and walks out.



    On the grounds, Lucinda tells Ralph he's out of his mind if he thinks he can turn her in. She reminds him that she sprung him from prison. He wishes she'd run off with him like she would have in the old days. She refuses to go on the run. Ralph tells her she's gone so far downhill with her daughter she'll never get her back. Lucinda doubts that but asks him not to call the Feds on her.



    In the basement, Blackie holds Janet back as Dusty screams at her to run. He pulls a gun on Janet and walks her out, telling her that she has to go away with him. She says he's a common thug. Blackie's thugs drag Dusty out to them. Janet screeches when she spots them. Before Dusty can be dumped in the dumpster, he fights back, cracks heads together and jump kicks the gun out of Blackie's hand. His thugs run away. Janet stomps on Blackie's toes. He falls to the ground and grabs his gun. Jack runs over and takes a shot at him. As Blackthorn hits the ground, Janet starts gasping. Blackthorn runs and Jack chases after him. Carly calls for an ambulance and Dusty tries to keep Janet calm. She apologizes to him for being an idiot.



    Blackie's thugs corner him and say that he's not their boss anymore.



    Jack runs down the halls until he kicks a door open and finds Ralph waiting for him. The mobster taunts him about Brad. He says that he should be thanking him for taking care of Blackthorn. They bicker about what happened to Brad and Ralph reminds Jack that he's the one who pulled the trigger. Ralph challenges him to take a shot. Carly bursts in. Jack puts down his gun and says that shooting him won't bring his brother back. Some cops arrives and take Manzo into custody.



    Craig runs into Jack and Carly. They tell him Ralph and Blackie have been arrested. Lucinda walks by so he makes a lewd comment about Lily. She wants to swat him but he says she's actually gone back to town. He tips Jack off that Lucinda is an old friend of Ralph's. He calls over to Ralph, but the mobster claims he's never seen her before. After Carly and Jack walk off, Lucinda tells Craig that her daughter must have come to her senses about him. He tells her she won't win her daughter back this time.



    Dusty takes Janet up to her room. She keeps apologizing for being an idiot. He says it's okay. Jack and Carly come in and tell them the latest. Janet sends them away so she can tell Dusty what a mistake it was to turn her back on him. She wants him back. "I never left," he says. They kiss.



    In her room, Carly and Jack pack. He tells her that thinking of her made him stop himself from killing Manzo. He's stopped blaming himself for Brad's death. "You're free," she says. They kiss and fall into bed.



    Faith drops by the farm to see her dad. She tells him that Lily is at a hotel with Craig. He acts nonchalant. She tells him that he shouldn't lose her mom like he lost Molly. Faith refuses to believe that he should be alone while her mom is with Craig. She reminds him of what true love is supposed to be. Holden would love to go and punch Craig but he's not going to. He admits that he loves her mom but he can't chase after her. If she's supposed to come back to him, she will. As Faith walks away, Lily shows up and asks him what he's doing. "Fixing things," he says. She offers to help. Faith watches them through the window.



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    Barbara wants to prove her love to Henry.

    Chris and Reid argue about his heath.

    Henry and Barbara tell them family about their engagement.

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    Posted by Barb G at Wednesday, August 25 2010 12:43 PM

    Ahhh...ain't love grand!!! Janet...there's hope for you yet. You finally admitted to Dusty that you are an "idiot"!!!! And I loved when he told her "I never left". Now my only question is...they're going home...to where? His place at the Lakeview...or to the farmhouse...or to their home that Dusty bought for Janet???

    Thank goodness Jack finally forgave himself for Brad's death. Now he and Carly can hopefully live happily ever after!!!

    And Lucinda...looks like she lost Lily forever. She finally went too far this time and it back fired in her face. I hope Lily does take control of WorldWide and Lucinda leaves with John Dixon. Those two always were good together.

    I thought maybe John would become Chief of Staff but ***Spoiler*** I read on the message boards that he and Lucinda go off into the sunset together so that shot my theory down.

    Babs and Henry tomorrow...yeah!!! It's about time. Should be fun!!!

    Have a great evening everyone...

    Posted by Peteena at Wednesday, August 25 2010 12:54 PM

    Well, there is at least a shadow of the Lily we used to know and love in there somewhere! Although I fear they're bringing Rosanna back just to have someone to pair Craig up with, and that'll be a shame because she deserves better and he deserves to be alone.

    Lucinda will land on her feet, just like a cat. She has many more lives left in her.

    So, now that Jack had forgiven himself for Brad's death, he and Carly can just hit the sheets and be happy? They have NO other issues between them? It was all about him and his hang-ups, nothing to do with Carly and her constant nasty, irresponsible and often criminal behavior? GMAFB!

    Thank God they got Dusty and Janet back together, maybe we can not see them again. Ever.

    Henry and Barbara tomorrow - YAY!

    Posted by Lara Kroft at Wednesday, August 25 2010 12:55 PM

    I'm so glad Watrlily came to her senses and ran from Craig!! Despite his claims, Craig was trying to use Lily. For someone who was beaten badly, Dusty kicked their butts. Go, Dusty!! Janet realized her mistake, ate crow and wants Dusty back. Now, they're reunited. (Too bad he didn't say, "Too late babe, we're done." Janet's head would have exploded). I'm glad Jack realized what was important and let go of the hate. (If he had killed Manzo, he would have gone to prison). Now Jack and Carly can ride off into the sunset. Good riddance to mob boss Manzo and thug "Blackie". I didn't like either, but Ralph was tolerable, "Blackie" was slimy, arrogant and annoying. Looks like Lily and Holden might reunite. (I hope not,that ship sank ages ago. The thrill is gone, baby). Lots of action; great episode, writers. I'm looking forward to watching it later.
    Gosh, the end is near. I wish another network had picked up ATWT. I'm going to miss them like crazy.

    Posted by north of the border at Wednesday, August 25 2010 12:59 PM

    Barb G,

    I know I promised to watch and post to the end, but I'm away now -- no television or internet -- for the next two weeks.

    When I'm back Reid will be

    ***
    spoiler for anyone living in denial of Reid's longevity
    ***

    gone. Sorry I won't be watching it with you'all.

    I will have to watch recaps on my new favourite website lukeandreid.com after the fact...

    I will post when I'm back..

    alas.

    I read a fun interview with Eric Sheffer-Stevens.. I don't remember where but if you google it I'm sure it will come up.

    enjoy the end, (of the best storyline)

    Posted by adriana8900 at Wednesday, August 25 2010 01:58 PM

    aww dusty and janet reunion finally

    Posted by adriana8900 at Wednesday, August 25 2010 02:32 PM

    loved dusty and janet reunion aww

    Posted by Barb G at Wednesday, August 25 2010 03:14 PM

    Adriana8900...I'm so happy for you that you got your wish for Dusty and Janet to be reunited!!!

    North...You're not going to be here in my time of need??? Ugh!!! I hope this is a "fun" two weeks abscence. I'm so glad you like lukeandreid.com! LoveLure wrote that as long as there is interest in Luke and Reid the site will keep going...long after the "world" stops turning!!! At least that's good news for us who love this couple. And yes, I'm still one of those in denial about Reid's fate!!! Just don't even want to think about it! And you're right...it was, and always will be, the best storyline!!!

    Have a safe trip and I look forward to your posts when you get back. I'm sure I'll cry enough for the both of us...

    Posted by CMath90606 at Wednesday, August 25 2010 03:17 PM

    I fear they're bringing Rosanna back just to have someone to pair Craig up with.

    Sorry, but Ro is coming back for Carly's wedding as a bridesmaid or her matron of honor. I believe Craig will be left alone trying to be a better father to his children and to repair all the damage he had done to them.

    Posted by Peteena at Wednesday, August 25 2010 03:26 PM

    CMath90606, that would make me very happy.

    Posted by north of the border at Wednesday, August 25 2010 06:21 PM

    I'm sorry Barb G.
    I know, I didn't even think about it, it's school related so... not fun per se.

    alas. after next week... I'm not sure I'm that interested in the rest of the stories.. I'll probably watch but once lure is done... ok, enough unpleasantness. good night.

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