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    The Poor Fellow.

    Monday, August 30 2010
    John Dixon comes to town to treat Chris, Alison and Casey decide to get married and Nancy passes away.

    At the Lakeview, Bob and Kim run into John Dixon in the lobby. They catch up and he tells them that Reid called him in for a cardiac consult. Reid stands in the distance and worries as Bob asks him about his patient. Dr. Oliver walks over and Bob wants to know why he asked Dr. Dixon there. Reid tries to rush Dixon off but he wants to check into his room first. Kim takes John by the arm and leads him off so they can catch up. Reid stutters to Bob who demands why he wasn't told about this. They bicker about it and John wanders over to get Reid. They stroll off. Bob gets a call from his mother, who is eager to hear all the details about Barbara's wedding. When he gets off the phone, Kim asks him what John and Reid are up to. He's puzzled. She's sure something odd is going on. Lisa bustles over to them and asks them to tell her she didn't just spot 'Johnny boy' checking into her hotel.

    At Katie's, after hearing about his illness, she makes excuses and tells Chris he must just be under a lot of stress and his heart can be fixed. He tells her that there are no guarantees for him. They discuss his treatment options and he admits that he's known about his condition for awhile. He wanted to tell her but he couldn't after everything she's been through. She wants him to beat this and she wants to help him. Katie thinks his family has a right to know about this but he can't tell them. Reid calls Chris and orders him over to the hospital to be examined. He leaves and Katie cries, wishing this wasn't happening.

    At the hospital, John catches up with a nurse until Reid rushes over and hands him an anonymous write-up on the patient. He refuses to show him the actual files and tells him the patient has been very resistant. Chris wanders in and Reid immediately walks off. When John asks him about the case, Chris guesses he's the cardiologist Reid called and informs him that he's 'the poor fellow' he's there to treat.

    Reid goes home and finds Katie crying. When he tells her he knows about Chris' condition, she angrily pounds on his chest. He tells 'bonehead' that she and her 'drool machine kid' have grown on him and he couldn't tell her. The doctor explains the case and that he called John in. Katie gets optimistic and asks him to go back to the hospital with her.

    As Alison looks around Casey's room for a recipe, she discovers the ring that Nancy gave him to give her. He walks in and explains that Nancy asked him to keep it for the woman of his dreams and he thinks he's found her. They talk about who his ideal woman would be. "Can she love me more than you?" he asks. She kisses him and tells him she loves him more than anyone else could... but she can't do this. She doesn't want them to end. He asks her to marry him. She thanks him, but she can't promise that she won't betray him again. They talk about their trust issues and he asks her why she went ahead with the wedding after she slept with Mick. She felt close to him since they were both a mess. They kiss again and he tells her that he might still have a shot at getting into law school but he has to transfer and move to Carbondale. He will only do it if she's willing to go with him. She's totally cool with that and tells him she may want to go to medical school someday. He's sure that they can have a great future with heavy duty careers. As he's about to slip the ring on her finger, they can smell the stove.

    Back at the hospital, John gives Chris an oxygen mask and begins lecturing him for trying to keep all of this a secret and endangering his own life. Katie and Reid arrive. A nurse hands Dixon the MRI results and he says they aren't what he was hoping for. He says they have a few options but he's not doing anything until Chris tells his family about this. Chris calls his parents and asks them to meet him at Tom and Margo's with the rest of the family. When the couple leaves, Reid asks John what he really thinks. John doesn't look optimistic. He's going to put Chris on the heart transplant list.

    Alison and Casey go downstairs and find that their dinner has been burned. He drops on a knee and begins proposing when the phone starts ringing. Chris calls and announces he's having everyone for a family thing. Ali thinks she should leave but he says they are family and they can tell everyone their news. Lisa and Kim arrive and say they are expecting Chris and Katie to announce their engagement. The couple walk outside and worry that the other couple has beat them to this announcement. They agree to tell Nancy though. Chris and Katie arrive. They notice that Bob hasn't arrived yet and wonder what's taking him so long. Bob walks in, flushed. He went to get his mom but... she's gone.

    Next on As The World Turns:

    Alison and Casey want to help people the way Nancy would have.

    Kim suggests they put a library in the hospital.

    Lucinda and John catch up.

    Katie pushes Chris away.

    Nancy's friends toast to her.

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    Posted by lilyholden#1fan at Monday, August 30 2010 12:26 PM

    love love love John Dixon!!! Glad they brought him back for the end. ***SPOILER*** Too bad they're killing off Reid tho...

    Posted by Earthmom at Monday, August 30 2010 12:26 PM

    Well, looks like tomorrow will be Nancy's day. It will be sad, but I'm looking forward to the tribute.

    I'm amazed how John Dixon looks exactly as he did on the last episode he was on. How many years ago was that? He looks amazing!

    I'm glad Chris's illness will finally be in the open! You'd think a doctor would be smart enough to get treatment ASAP. Apparently, Chris is not. Now he has no choice but to get a heart transplant.

    We all know where this is going. Such a shame. I was hoping for all butterflies and happiness for our last few shows. Guess we'll have at least a week or so of bummers before the butterflies.

    Then, whoo-hoo! Back to Janet (groan) and birthing her baby. I sorta wish they'd saved Barbara and Henry for the end...that was the best! We will feel as if we've gone through the wringer several times before we get to CarJacks wedding.

    I am so happy THAT will finally happen!

    Sigh....all things come to an end. Just wish it didn't have to be this soap.

    Posted by cards1 at Monday, August 30 2010 12:47 PM

    Earthmom ITA agree about John Dixon, he looks just like he did when he was on how many years ago? Sad about Nancy but knew it was coming. I read where they had thought about filming her death on the show before she died in real life but they just didn't want to do it, because her health in real life was failing, I'm glad they did it this way. A tribute to her is only fitting. But I do hate to think about the Reid ending, his character grows on me every day, but I guess it is what it is since the show is ending. So sad.

    Posted by Peteena at Monday, August 30 2010 01:09 PM

    I'm glad Casey and Allie are getting back together. So sad about Nancy, but I'm happy that she's going to be celebrated before the end of the show. I fear this stupid story line with the most annoying couple on daytime (Chris and Katie) is going to take up lots of screen time in these last precious weeks.

    Posted by Blesseddiva at Monday, August 30 2010 01:23 PM

    I don't like Allison and I don't like her with Casey. They have never had chemistry and never will. Why don't they go off as friends?
    Nice to see John D back.

    Posted by Extra1 at Monday, August 30 2010 04:03 PM

    It's great to see John Dixon back on the show. It was hilarious when Kim said that he and Reid were two of a kind. I am dreading when Reid is killed. I do know that he has had a tremendous impact on the show. He is so goodlooking and sexy. I wish the show could end with he and Luke together and happy. I know I keep repeating that, but I am sad about his impending death.

    Posted by Barb G at Monday, August 30 2010 04:14 PM

    Well...14 days left and counting! I went and stocked up on Kleenex over the weekend. Since I already started crying today, it's a good thing I did! By the time the "world" ends, I won't be able to see my eyes because of all the puffiness!

    I agree with you is so good to see John Dixon and, no, he hasn't aged a bit! Thank goodness Reid called him since Chris doesn't have an ounce of sense it seems! And he's a doctor??? Glad my kids are all grown up cause I sure wouldn't want to take my kids to see him as a way, Jose!

    Hope they do right by Nancy tomorrow. She was a grand lady and deserves a grand tribute!!!

    Reid and Luke...I can't even talk about them without getting teary-eyed. looks like the next few weeks are definitely going to be Kleenex days...sigh... I'm going to miss all of the cast, especially the "older" ones who I grew up with. This is just too sad of a way to end this great soap. And what for? Another talk show!!! I for one will not be watching that...EVER!!!

    Posted by scifiradioguy at Monday, August 30 2010 05:23 PM

    Notice how John's old ID badge was on his uniform? Either someone in Props does NOT throw anything away, or Larry Bryggman has a keen eye for souvenirs.

    Posted by padef at Monday, August 30 2010 06:28 PM

    It was great seeing "old Johnny Dixon" back. Just like old times and he fit in immediately and naturally. Unlike some other characters that have been shoehorned into things lately.

    No, Cards1, they did not think about filming Nancy's "death" as part of the end of the show. What they had thought they would do was recreate the first words of the show which she said, by having her repeat them as the last words of the show, as so many people wanted. And doing it well before the last days of the show, because of her health. But CG said thinking it would be "bad karma," they didn't do it.

    I'm afraid that we'll get very little of the grand lady herself, and mostly characters talking about how they're going to honor her memory with things like a library for the hospital. Sorry, but I'd much rather see clips of her in her glorious career.

    Posted by Hotmama41 at Tuesday, August 31 2010 06:21 AM

    I love that they brought back John Dixon, he used to be one of my favorite characters on this show. Hope he stays til the end.

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