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    I Need You To Help Me.

    Thursday, September 02 2010
    Chris' family has to deal with the news of his disease.

    At the hospital, Chris' family is baffled about what's going on with him. He explains that he didn't want anyone to worry about him. Bob's annoyed but they promise to do what they can to help. John comes in and asks everyone to leave. Kim notices that Katie isn't even there. Chris requests to speak to Tom and Margo alone. He asks them to make sure that they just let things play out and not give him any special treatment or advantages. Margo and Tom want to call in favors for him but he refuses to allow that. His family refuses to be as noble about this as he is.

    Kim and Bob sit in his office. She wonders how this could have happened. He's sure John will do all he can and advises her to go home and rest.

    In the hall, Tom and Margo tell John that they are determined to get Chris a transplant regardless of what he says. He tells them that this isn't like lobbying for legislating. "I'm lobbying for my brother's life," Tom declares.

    Luke chases Reid down at Java and demands to know how he can be acting so heartless. Reid says Chris doesn't need more stress and that's what Katie would give him. Luke accuses him of projecting and being afraid of emotional overload. He tells him that he always runs away when things get messy. Luke is frustrated and starts talking about love and how he told Noah that he was in love with him. He runs out and Reid trails after him, asking him to repeat that last bit. Reid avoids telling him how he feels and turns the topic back to Katie. Luke worries that Chris will die alone and she'll have to live with that.

    Katie is at WOAK watching old recordings of her show with Chris. Kim shows up and asks why she isn't at the hospital. Katie admits that she's known for a few days but was scared to say or do anything. Kim says her son really needs her by his side. However, she's not sure that she's really ready to move on from Brad. If she really wants to help her son, she should consider staying away from him. Kim is terrified by her lack of control over this situation. She knows that Chris will never ask Katie to stay away and will let her suck all the strength out of him. Katie doesn't think she's being fair. Kim knows that and rails about how she wants to shake everyone to get things done. She asks Katie to stop refusing to make a choice and decide if she can take the pain ahead.

    At Memorial, Reid goes to see John and they begin bickering about the case until Bob walks in. When John walks off, Bob corners Reid and tells him that he's tried to be a mentor to him, but he doesn't think he's appreciated it. He demands to know why he wasn't told about his son's condition earlier. Reid says he had no choice but to honor Chris' wishes. He says that if he's upset about how things were handled, he needs to take that up with his son.

    Luke goes to see Chris at the hospital and tells him that Reid sent Katie home. Chris doesn't think she should be forced to watch him wither away. He's been selfish most of his life and is tired of acting that way. Bob comes in and asks to be alone with his son. Once he is, he questions him about his illness. Chris tells him that he had it before, beat it and returned to make him proud. Bob is proud, but he's ashamed of himself for thinking he was just lazy. Chris is determined to prove that he's as strong as his father.

    In the hall, Kim accuses Reid of being happy that her son is dying so he can get the chief of staff job. Reid insists that's not the case. Bob comes over and asks her to stop. She cries and Bob stands up for Reid, explaining that the doctor was looking after their son. She apologizes but Reid says it isn't necessary. Bob asks her to stay strong for their son's sake. Kim and Bob worry about each other. Tom calls and says that they have a lead on a donor.

    Katie goes home and cries. Reid shows up and tells her that she probably shouldn't have listened to his advice. She tells him how scared she is. He says it's stupid to avoid love because of how scary it is. He encourages her to get back to the hospital.

    Luke runs into John at Java. Dixon asks if Reid can be trusted and Luke assures him that he is completely committed to his job.

    Katie is in the cemetery bringing Brad flowers and telling him she will always love him. She tells him that she's fallen in love again. "I need you to help me," she begs.

    Back at the hospital, Kim and Bob stand by their son's bed. Reid looks in at them. Luke approaches him and the doctor admits that he gave Katie the wrong advice before and told her not to run away. Luke's impressed. "Sometimes I surprise myself," Reid says. Chris suddenly goes into cardiac arrest so all the doctors run in.

    Next on As The World Turns:

    Katie keeps begging Brad to give her strength and Henry gives her a pep talk.

    Reid leaves to get Chris a heart.

    Kim worries that it's too late for her son.

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    Posted by keep high hopes at Thursday, September 02 2010 12:04 PM

    Noooooo!! To Reid leaving tomorrow! Why do they have to kill him

    Posted by Buffy Davis at Thursday, September 02 2010 12:16 PM


    The writers are killing off the best character on the show for two people I could care less about!! If I could, I would throw Chris and Katie under a train!! THIS IS SO WRONG!! I AM GOING TO CRY A RIVER FRIDAY!! REID SHOULD LIVE HAPPILY EVER AFTER WITH LUKE!! I HATE THIS STORYLINE!! IT IS JUST NOT FAIR!!

    Posted by nonniepat at Thursday, September 02 2010 12:31 PM

    Buffy and hopes you took the words right out of my mouth.

    I can't believe they are really going to do this to Reid.

    I've been crying all week I know that tomorrow will be the worst. I know I will cry all of the last week but this is too much to bare.

    Rumors abound now of possible alternate endings for this and I sure hope the writers are leading us down the wrong road here but in my heart (no pun intended) I know it's true and it's killing me.

    I know this show is known for it's ground breaking and sometimes controversal story lines but to kill off the best new character to come on the show in years is wrong.

    Yep, IT'S JUST NOT FAIR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted by Buffy Davis at Thursday, September 02 2010 01:07 PM

    I just received this email from my soap opera digest subscription: On Thursday, September 9, Lily and Holden help Luke cope during his time of loss. "It's heartbreaking," sighs Noelle Beck (Lily)....

    Reid will die on September 9!! That is the last day the actor that plays his uncle is schduled to appear!! I am going to be so upset!! I JUST CANNOT UNDERSTAND WHY THE WRITERS HAD TO END A THE BEST STORYLINE LIKE THIS!! WHY IS IT SO IMPOSSIBLE FOR THE SHOW TO END WITH A HAPPY ENDING FOR LUKE AND REID?!!!

    Posted by CherellaRichards at Thursday, September 02 2010 01:16 PM

    I can't believe they are gonna kill Reid off. I wish that he & Luke could continue their relationship. It's sad to see Reid leave . I wish the show would continue. I really look forward to watching everyday. They just can't let Reid die. Somehow, Chris may end up with Reid's heart. Maybe, their a match. I hate to see Reid killed off. But, maybe he'll live on in Chris.

    Posted by soapsmylife at Thursday, September 02 2010 01:19 PM

    Why didn't they use Nancy's heart to save Chris that would have been the perfect thing to do since she was always helping people especially her family. I also think they could have given her a better send off then they did. Very disappointed in the writing of that story line. However I think Katie is doing an awesome job on her acting with this storyline. Myself being a young widow of 2 years and recently falling in love again. Great Job!

    Posted by levismom at Thursday, September 02 2010 01:37 PM

    soapsmylife: At 91 Nancy's heart was no doubt worn out. That may even be what killed her. It probably just gave out. I think it is a slap in the face to the viewers that the most popular character had to be killed off. There will be no "alternative endings". The show finished taping a couple of months ago. It's too bad they are sacrificing Reid for Chris who has always fallen way short of his dad when it comes to character and integrity. Must be because he's a Hughes. I do like Katy, and I appreciate how she must feel, but she is coming off as whiny and very self-centered right now. That being said, Katy really has gone through a lot as opposed to whiny Janet who has had everything handed to her since she arrived in Oakdale and is still never happy.

    Posted by Diana8254 at Thursday, September 02 2010 01:42 PM

    I know some poster or fans will disagree with me but I wish the person to die was Naoh. So many people like Luke and Noah together maybe that is why tptb decided it should be Reid so Luke and Noah can get back together and go off to LA together. So sad. Never thought I would like him but I do.

    Posted by 1Soaper at Thursday, September 02 2010 01:45 PM

    No....don't kill off Reid...I agree with everyone else, he is the best addition to the cast in years... hopefully they come up with an alternative ending...

    Posted by levismom at Thursday, September 02 2010 01:45 PM

    soapsmylife: At 91 Nancy's heart is probably worn out. That is probably how she died. As for "alternative endings" there won't be any. The soap was wrapped up a couple of months ago. Wish they hadn't sacrificed their most popular character for Chris who has never had anywhere near the character or integrity his dad has. I appreciate how Katy must feel right now, but she is coming across as very whiny and self-centered where Chris and his family are concerned. The only person who can out whine her is Janet. The difference between the two is that Katy really has gone through a lot, whereas Janet has had everything handed to her since her arrival in Oakdale, and she is still never happy.

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