Where Is That Jerk?Wednesday, September 08 2010
Chris wakes up, Lucinda tells John about her problems and Holden and Lily search for Reid's family.
Holden drops by Lily's and she tells him about Chris' heart disease and how Reid donated his heart to him. She talks about how crazy her son was for Reid and how her heart breaks for him. Holden thinks that they should probably give their son some room right now. Lucinda shows up and yells through the door. Holden lets her in and she tells them how much her heart is bleeding for Luke. Lily wants her to go but Lucinda thinks Luke needs them all right now. Lily shouts at her mother to go. She begs her daughter to let her help. Lily won't budge so her mom bustles out.
Chris wakes up in his hospital room with his parents around him. John says the surgery was a success. Katie comes in. He thinks he should thank Reid for getting him the heart. "Where is that jerk?" he asks. The family and friends wander into the hall and talk about how they will keep things from Chris. Kim hugs John and thanks him. Margo tells Katie she should get some rest. Then she turns to John and they talk about him. She wonders why he never bothers getting in touch with her.
At the hospital, Ali gets Luke some coffee and tells him that things are looking good for Chris. She suggests that he go home and rest but he's determined to stay until he knows the surgery was a success. She leaves to check for news. He sits around and she comes back to explain that Dixon is optimistic. "What happened to Reid is tragic, but at least his heart gets to live on," she says before talking about how swell Reid was. She talks about how peaceful and respectful the operation was. "It was a sacred moment," she says.
Alison goes into Java. Noah asks her why she wasn't at his farewell dinner. She informs him that Reid is dead. He feels so bad for Luke. She tells him that he really needs him right now. He doesn't think Luke wants to see him right now but she keeps urging him to be there for his ex. Noah finds this all too weird.
Luke goes home and tells Holden and Lily that Chris is awake. They offer their condolences. He explains what happened. They talk about how selfless Reid was. "They harvested everything. His liver, his corneas... his skin," Luke lists as he cries. The hospital calls and ask him what to do with his body. He doesn't even know if Reid had any next of kin. Lily tells him he knew him best and will know what to do. They call over the funeral director. He can't do anything without permission from a relative. They assume that he has a problem with gays and kick him out. Holden offers to take care of things.
Margo takes Katie home and they talk about all the junk food that Reid used to eat. Katie doesn't know how to feel right now. Margo tells her she should clean up all the reminders of Reid. She doesn't want to pack him away and forget him. Margo says he will never be forgotten. They clear up his stuff and she worries that Chris could end up rejecting the heart. Margo tells her to have faith.
John runs into Lucinda at the bar in the Lakeview. From the way she's drinking Bloody Marys, he guesses she has a problem with Lily. Sitting down, he asks her to fill him in. She vaguely explains what she did and how she turned to the mob for help. Lucinda complains about how criminals aren't what they used to be and chaos erupted. He doesn't want to leave her alone to get plastered but she doesn't want his advice. John tells her about the operation and how Reid won't save anymore lives now. He says that she sets herself up for disappointment and has no one to blame for her problems but herself.
Luke goes back to the hospital and Bob and Kim tell him how grateful they are for what Reid did. Kim tells Luke he was really generous to sign the paperwork. Luke asks Bob if Reid ever mentioned his family. He didn't.
Holden and Lily go to WOAK and dig through the archives to find a video of Reid as a kid at a chess championship. A reporter tells them that Reid toured around playing with his Uncle Angus. Holden thinks they should go looking for him.
Back at the hospital, Luke goes to see Chris, who is moaning about Reid. Luke stares. Chris keeps mumbling about Reid until Luke stumbles out. He runs into a trustee who wants to talk about the new wing but Luke storms away. Katie goes in to see Chris. He asks her whose heart he has.
Holden and Lily go to Brooklyn to find Angus. He doesn't answer his door. They ask a neighbor where he could be. They go to the park and find Angus playing chess. He tells them to get lost when they bring up his nephew.
Noah approaches Luke by the water.
John goes to Worlwide and walks into Lucinda's office as she makes a call to Dusty, telling him they need to plan another attack on Lily. John starts lecturing her and telling her she's her own worst enemy. He's determined to talk some sense into her.
Next on As The World Turns:
Holden and Lily tell Angus about his nephew.
Noah offers to stick around and help Luke.
Katie tells Chris about the heart.
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