List of Shows



    recommended for you


    Tell your friends

    TELL YOUR FRIENDS

    As the World Turns - DAILY UPDATES

    In our 'Daily Updates' section, Soaps.com gives you your daily dose of what's happening on 'As The World Turns'! We invite you to read our in-depth updates which we try to post before 6:00pm ET!

    How Dare You Sacrifice Yourself For Me.

    Friday, September 03 2010
    Chris gets a heart and loses it and Reid is run down.


    Bob and John kick Kim out of Chris' hospital room as they try to keep him alive. Reid rushes in to help and Kim is left weeping with Luke. Henry and Barbara arrive. Luke tips Henry off that Katie isn't there. Once Chris has stabilized, the doctors tell him he's in very bad shape. Chris refuses the treatment that John suggests and won't be hooked up to a machine. He insists on being treated like just another patient and not being bumped ahead in line for a transplant.



    Katie is in the cemetery talking to Brad's tombstone about how she's fallen in love with Chris. She needs to be strong enough to be with him but she doesn't think she can handle it. She begs Brad to help her be strong. Henry shows up and tells Bubbles that she's not a coward. He says that it takes lots of courage to remember and live with loss. His pep talk works and she asks him to drive her to the hospital.



    In the hospital waiting room, Barbara sits with Kim. She tells her about being a newlywed and tries to think positively. Kim walks back into Chris' room and the doctors explain that he's refusing treatment. Katie and Henry arrive as Chris talks about how he doesn't want to be remembered struggling for his life. Kim tries to talk him around. "How dare you try to sacrifice yourself for me," Katie says. She tells him to listen to his doctors so they can have more time together. She accuses him of being a coward and tells him that no one who loves him wants to be spared this fight. Katie vows to sit at his bedside until he becomes healthy again and they can go dancing with Barb and Henry. He caves in and agrees to fight. Bob suddenly announces that a heart has become available in Bay City. Everyone is relieved.



    At Al's, Ali is planning her wedding with Casey. She wants a cheap wedding in Vegas so they can avoid what happened last time. He doesn't want them to hide their relationship from anyone. She worries about the timing and wants something quiet and different. He'll go along with anything as longs as they get married. As they kiss, Luke wanders in and informs them about Chris. They're shocked.



    In the hospital hall, Reid tells Luke that Chris' heart is ready. Luke thinks that's incredible. Bob asks Alison to scrub in to help with the surgery. Kim notices she's wearing Nancy's ring so she and Casey break the news of their engagement. Bob and Kim hug her. As they drift away, John walks by on the phone. His smile drops. He turns to the family and informs them that the heart has now been claimed for someone else. Chris says he'll go back on the list as planned. He requests to speak to Reid alone. The doctors spar and Reid tries to be encouraging. Chris asks him to take care of Katie.



    Henry and Barbara are down the hall. She thinks he's the one who convinced Katie to come back. "You married a wonderful guy," he says.



    Katie runs down the hall crying. Barbara follows her and tries to tell her Chris has a chance. "Who cares? Everyone has a chance," Katie says. Barbara meant that he has a chance because she loves him. She tells her about her struggle with cancer and encourages her to be relentless.



    Katie goes down to Chris' room. Reid watches them through the window and then looks around the waiting room at all the other couples who would be affected by Chris' death. He heads out the door. Luke follows him. Reid tells him that he is going to Bay City to get the heart and bring it back. Luke tells him that he can't do this but Reid refuses to back down. Luke thinks he's doing this because he cares about Chris but Reid tells him that he's earned the right to throw his weight around. "I love you," he tells Luke, kissing him.



    In Chris' room, John informs the family that Chris' heart is too damaged for the treatment he was planning. The only chance Chris has is to get a new heart fast.



    Luke finds Ali and Casey and tells them that Reid has gone after the heart. From the way he talks about Reid, they can see how much he's fallen for him.



    Reid is driving along, yelling at the doctor in Bay City, when his car stalls on the train tracks. He tries to get the car going but it won't move. As the train comes at him, he struggles with his seat belt but it's too late.



    Next on As The World Turns:

    Tom and Margo tell Bob about the accident.

    Reid tells Luke he's an organ donor.

    Noah comforts Luke.

    Chris wonders whose heart he has.

    Please abide by the Guidelines when posting and Contact Us if a moderator is required to handle bad posts. Feel Free to check out ATWT's late breaking news, Comings and Goings, and ATWT Spoilers!! All photographs are courtesy of Soaps.com.

    Soaps.com is on Twitter @soapoperafan, and Facebook. Join us!


    Share on Facebook

    printable PRINTABLE VERSION - View a printer friendly version of this article

    Please register and login to be able to email this article to your friends

    USER COMMENTS

    Posted by Buffy Davis at Friday, September 03 2010 12:09 PM

    OH, I JUST HATE THIS!! MY REID IS GONE!! HE TELLS LUKE HE LOVES HIM AND THEN GETS HIT BY A TRAIN?!! HOW LOW AND CRUEL IS THIS?!!!!!!

    I can't stand Katie or Chris!! They are the worst couple on the show!! The best couple, Luke and Reid, have to be thrown to the curb for them!! GIVE ME A BREAK!! THIS IS JUST PLAIN STUPID!! I am so upset and totally sick!!

    Posted by keep high hopes at Friday, September 03 2010 12:18 PM

    What a bunch of dumb writers why do they have to kill anyone, the show is about to end "hey lets kill someone off so its not such a happy ending" grrr in my opinion I think Chris and Katie are cute together and she did have Brad die on her so that would be a bad ending to have Chris die, but a lot of people also love Reid as do I, and Reid and Luke just found each other and they are way cute together so why kill anyone off right before the show ends. A lot of people were nuke fans but when Reid came along I think a lot of people switched to lure fans they work much much better. Ugh to heartbreaking for me, really just makes me mad about Reid!!!

    Posted by DisneyD at Friday, September 03 2010 12:27 PM

    RIP Reid - you will be missed by the fans of the show. At least we only have to handle a handful or so of episodes without you... would rather they not put Luke back together with Noah by the end of the show, but Que Sera, Sera... The failure of this show was the failure of the PTB 'getting it' when an actor has a strong fan base that they should maintain that character. It has happened many times before, Simon, Mike, even Rosanna (before they wimped out her character). The world is almost done spinning... it will be missed.

    Posted by rockmyworld72756 at Friday, September 03 2010 12:31 PM

    Damn!!!! Just when I started liking Reid!!!!! I tellyou the man who plays him is one heck of an actor!!!!

    Posted by OscarMayerKid at Friday, September 03 2010 12:34 PM

    GOD. That was almost too much to take! My world stopped turning for a minute. Reid and Luke had so much going for them. Luke's newfound maturity and Reid's newfound humanity would have added elements to a kind of relationship that Nuke never could have had. Chris and Katie had better be happy, and Henry and Barbara better have a kick ass wedding to make up for this!! ( not that anything can make up for it). Poor Luke *sniffle* and goodbye Reid *sob*. Shame on the writers. Epic fail. BTW, is this supposed to pave the way for a Nuke reunion? I can't see a broken, devastated Luke turning to Noah for comfort- at least not in THAT way.

    Posted by catbx12 at Friday, September 03 2010 12:35 PM

    The writers are so dumb because they didn't even need to sacrifice Reid for Chris. They shouldn't have even written the storyline that Chris needed a heart because it was thrown in so fast about his sickness. It was all uncalled for..it made no sense the whole storyline made no sense! It was all thrown in last minute if u ask me

    Posted by Keelex at Friday, September 03 2010 12:47 PM

    Now my eyes hurt from crying.

    Posted by Barb G at Friday, September 03 2010 12:53 PM

    I CANNOT EXPRESS HOW I FEEL RIGHT NOW...EMPTY, NUMB, ANGRY, BEYOND SAD... TO HAVE HAD SUCH A BEAUTIFUL LOVE STORY END LIKE THIS IS HEARTLESS ON THE PART OF TPTB!!!

    TO SACRIFICE THE LOVE BETWEEN LUKE AND REID TO SAVE A HUGHES!!! GIVE ME A BREAK!!! WHY DON'T THEY JUST ADMIT REID WAS KILLED BECAUSE HE WAS GAY AND THEY DIDN'T HAVE THE GUTS TO GIVE A GAY COUPLE A HAPPILY EVER AFTER ENDING!!!!!!!!!

    The time that's left for this show will be spent by me in mourning... for what could and should have been. A lot of tears will be shed between now and the 17th when the screen goes black in Oakdale forever. But, for me, the world has already stopped turning because of what happened today.....

    Luke and Reid are alive, in love and happy in my world and that's how they'll stay...forever, in my heart and mind!

    Posted by hbhottie at Friday, September 03 2010 01:12 PM

    YEAH, I love that Reid is dead!!! I have hated him since day one!! I can't wait for this whole S/L to be over! I hate Luke too and the only thing that would have made it better is if Luke had been in th car too!!! The end of the show is too close to waste so much time on these characters!!!

    Posted by cards1 at Friday, September 03 2010 01:13 PM

    I thought today's show was good right up till the end I almost hated to watch it because I know what was going to happen. This was a cruel ending I mean a train? I really don't like how they ended Meg either. On the previews for next week it looks like Reid tells Luke to give Chris is heart. That is going to be so sad. I really think the actor that played Reid really added something to the show. I feel bad for Luke. Good to see Barbara/Henry at least that worked out. Boy they still have alot to cover in a short time Janet still has to have that baby and they have to find out it's Dusty's and Jack/Carly marry. talk about waiting till the last minute to wrap it up.

    MORE COMMENTS: 1 2 3 4 » »| page:

    Please Register and login to post your comments.
    » Back to Daily Updates