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    Paul Gives Up!

    Friday, February 13 2009
    Paul refuses to fight, Carly presents a business plan to Lily, Craig confronts Carly and Meg goes to see Paul.


    Barbara goes to see Paul at the police station. She says they can still fight but Paul has already given up. He says he doesn't deserve anything from anyone. Josie arrives and tells Paul she is going to stand up for him and see him through this. He tells both women to leave him alone because he is worthless. Barbara leaves. Josie tells Paul to grow up and stop blaming his problems on his father; she leaves, too. Babs returns a few minutes later and begs Paul to listen to her and fight these charges. Paul won't listen. "You have to stop. I'm never going to be the son you want me to be," he says. Barbara is crushed.


    Carly wakes up hungover. Craig calls and happily goes on and on about their business deal. She suddenly remembers the kiss and hangs up. Carly calls Lily.


    Lily meets Carly at The Lakeview. Carly presents her vodka business idea and the designer label; she doesn't mention Craig at all. She says women will love their designer brand just like they love other designer drinks. Lily is intrigued and looks over Carly's presentation, questioning her about the idea. Carly swears it was all her plan. Lily's only hold up is their shared past, specifically Holden. She says between the long hours and all of the time spent together that their fledgling friendship might not stand the stress. Carly says they can handle it and gives Lily her business plan papers. Lily says she'll think it over and will have an answer by the end of the day. Lily runs into Craig in the hall. He sees Carly's design and questions Lily, who says Carly's idea is great. Craig mentions the Brooklyn tasting and Lily wonders how much Craig is involved. Lily mentions that Carly is looking for a business partner, annoying Craig. He doesn't let on just how deeply he is involved.



    Dusty catches up with Meg at the hospital. She has had Eliza checked out and is ready to go so he drives them back to the farm. Meg takes the baby upstairs. Holden arrives. Meg comes back downstairs and stands by Dusty. Holden apologizes for his harsh words to Dusty when Eliza was missing. They shake hands. Holden goes to finish his chores; Dusty offers to help. Smiling, Holden turns him down and leaves. Meg thanks Dusty again and then offers her own apology. Dusty apologizes for his part in Paul's caper, saying he pushed the issue. Meg is certain Paul would have kidnapped Eliza sooner or later anyway. Eliza starts to cry. Dusty warms a bottle as Meg goes after the kiddo. Josie arrives and insists on seeing Meg. When Meg comes down Josie explains why she stood by Paul. She insists that Paul wouldn't hurt Eliza and asks Meg not to punish him. She even tells them that he has given up and won't fight for his freedom. Dusty thinks this is just another plot; he thinks they should all write Paul off. She asks Meg to appeal to the judge on Paul's behalf, saying they are both as wrong as Paul. She leaves. Meg asks Dusty to watch the baby so she can see Paul for herself. Josie watches Meg leave and then returns inside. She asks Dusty not to hate her. Dusty says they can't have a future with a past built on lies.


    Lily goes home and tells Holden about Carly's business plan. Holden isn't sure about this at all. Lily wonders if this is a way to put the past behind them finally. She shows Holden all of the plans. He asks what the difference is between the loan and the business idea. Lily says the difference is Carly came to her and not him. He is still worried about her and finally Lily decides that she might be jumping the gun.


    Carly returns home and calls the backer in New York. She leaves a message that they need to meet because Craig Montgomery isn't part of the business any longer! Craig arrives! She insists she isn't feeling well but Craig pushes the issue and demands to see her latest drawings. Craig brings up Lily! She bluffs but Craig calls her on it; he says he knows about her meeting with Lily and the new business. "This was my idea," he says angrily! He reminds Carly that all of this was his idea, right down to the new distributor. He accuses her of running from their business deal because of their kiss and then assures her that he isn't interested in her at all. Carly doesn't believe him. He rips up the logos Carly has designed, saying she can't steal his business. "I replace you," he says. "There are a lot of out of work designers out there." Lily calls and turns down the business plan. But, she says the business idea is great. Carly pretends to be getting good news, which throws Lily. She hangs up and tells Craig they need to talk about their business rationally. Craig reads between the lines, says he knows that was Lily and that she backed out. Carly admits it is true; Craig is triumphant. Carly tries to explain her actions by saying she was nervous about partnering with him. Craig says he has to trust his business partners and heads for the door. Carly accuses him of having a hidden agenda – like wanting to sleep with her! Craig says he'll be in touch and leaves.



    Meg arrives at the police station. Barbara begs her not to hurt Paul again. Meg says she needs answers and goes into the interrogation room where she confronts Paul about taking Eliza. She says he doesn't know anything about love as Paul says he was just trying to have time with his child. Meg tells him what Barbara and Josie want from her; Paul tells her not to do anything to protect him, insisting he belongs in jail. With tears in her eyes Meg says she has to put Eliza first – and him being locked up might not be in Eliza's best interests. "Give me one good reason I shouldn't want you out of both of our lives for good," she says. Sadly Paul says he loves her and Eliza and can't imagine not wanting them both. "I'm done with you, Paul. I have to think of Eliza now," she says and leaves. Josie arrives and updates Paul. He says he'll get her money so she can start over; she says she doesn't want it.


    Meg returns to the farm, tells Dusty about the meeting and then insists that Paul really has given up. She worries that Eliza will hate her for not standing by Paul.

    Next on As The World Turns:

    Jack and Carly argue about Sage's play and Craig.

    Luke finds a strange message.

    Alison's relationship with Matt grows.

    Casey watches Alison and then looks at a note that reads, "Got You Covered - M".

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    Posted by truetalltales at Friday, February 13 2009 12:18 PM

    Ugh...today's episode is chock full of Paul-Dusty-Meg. Guess my FF finger will get quite the workout. Carly/Craig rock!

    Posted by soapoperafan78 at Friday, February 13 2009 12:20 PM

    Poor Paul, I feel so sorry for him. But if I know Paul, I'm pretty sure he has something up his sleeve, and I hope he takes down the high and mighty Dusty, along with his puppet Meg. I know Paul has done some horrible things, but I like th guy, and I hope he starts acting like Paul again, and that his craziness is a thing of the past. And what he said to Barbara about not no being the son she wants him to be, was quite sad.

    Craig and Carly, I really like them together.

    Glad Alison, Casey, Jade, Luke, and Noah, didn't make an appearance.

    HAPPY VALENTINES DAY TO EVERYBODY.

    Posted by GLandWT at Friday, February 13 2009 02:31 PM

    I am glad Lilly didn't go into business with Carly. I am also glad that Josie went to see Meg and Dusty and told Dusty how she feels. I like how she pointed out that he played dead... and Meg married him w/o being in love with him - that they were no better than Paul.

    I am a little bothered how Craig is spending so little time with Johnny. The past two days he has been going out of town closing business deals. I'm beginning to see a pattern here - It's going to be "business as usual" with Craig. He didn't spend time with Bryant and Lucy, and he is doing the same thing with Johnny.

    Carly needs to wise up and cut her ties with Craig. Meetings are to be scheduled and she needs to schedule her meetings around her kids, since she keeps saying "my kids come first".

    Where is mama Emma? She is never around when Dusty is at the farm. This Dusty looks so much older than Holden and Lilly. The writers need to change Dusty attitude and soon.

    Posted by ChaseFan at Friday, February 13 2009 03:54 PM

    Craig isn't spending any less time with Johnny than Lily and Holden and their kids, Brad and Janet with Liberty, etc... The child actors are never on screen as much for many reasons. I think that sometimes meeting can't be scheduled around your kids unless you don't have to worry about money and can afford to call all the shots. I love Carly and Craig, at least he knows who Carly is and what she's done and still likes her anyway. Unlike Jack that continues to judge and ridicule her at every turn.

    Please writers, give Paul a break. He's done his time as the town failure let him enjoy a little good fortune for once.

    Posted by D7ana at Friday, February 13 2009 05:42 PM

    I LOVE this Craig and Carly. I'd like to see them together.

    As for Paul, he isn't any worse than the other males on ATWT. Holden murdered David Steinbeck years ago -- only it turned out that DS had survived, but the intent and the cover-up still happened. (I mostly like Holden, so that's not an inditement against his character; I'm just saying that lots of the so-called good guys have done bad things.)

    I am tired of Paul the victim and the whiner. Let him get himself together and fight for his daughter or at least to have visitation rights. Meg and Dusty were gratuitiously mean to threaten Paul's access to his AND Meg's child.

    Please show Josie being OVER Dusty. He's been so nasty to her; it's disgusting to watch her grovel to him.

    Posted by grangran at Friday, February 13 2009 08:52 PM

    I totally agree it is time for them to let Paul be his old self . And the way Dusty was responding when Josie was talking to Meg about Paul I could have just slapped his face, He needs to be taken down a peg or two. I can't figure out why he thinks he is so great and mighty, other than Meg treats him that way they deserve each other. They need to let Paul get over her and make a life without her.

    Posted by Julie0828 at Saturday, February 14 2009 06:33 AM

    I think it's time for the writers to stop making Paul all psycho. Enough already, let the guy be normal a little. He can still be a bad guy, but just not crazy. How dare Meg yell at Paul for taker HER daughter away from her? Hello?? She threatenend to take her daughter away from Paul. Meg thinks she can do a better job raising her daughter. Ok lets see, she follows Dusty around and worships him, yet this man bashes Eliza's father every chance he gets, he's been fighting and threatning Craig for years, faked his own death, talks down to woman (Emily, Josie, etc...) I don't think Meg would be better for Eliza. She shouldn't judge Paul so harshely when she still lives at home with her mom and doesn't even work. I was glad when Josie told them about stuff they have done. I personally she was still being too soft when she told them, she should have really let them have it. The way Dusty talks to her, she needs to tell him where to go seriously. Get a backbone girl!! Where's the old viper Barbara? She never would have tolerated the way Dusty and Meg talk about Paul in the past? Come on Barbara, let them have it. Still love Carly and Craig, wish I could see more of them. They are so much fun and a breath of fresh air. It's about time Carly finds a good match that doesn't judge her and isn't afraid to go toe to toe with her.

    Posted by Julie0828 at Saturday, February 14 2009 06:33 AM

    I think it's time for the writers to stop making Paul all psycho. Enough already, let the guy be normal a little. He can still be a bad guy, but just not crazy. How dare Meg yell at Paul for taker HER daughter away from her? Hello?? She threatenend to take her daughter away from Paul. Meg thinks she can do a better job raising her daughter. Ok lets see, she follows Dusty around and worships him, yet this man bashes Eliza's father every chance he gets, he's been fighting and threatning Craig for years, faked his own death, talks down to woman (Emily, Josie, etc...) I don't think Meg would be better for Eliza. She shouldn't judge Paul so harshely when she still lives at home with her mom and doesn't even work. I was glad when Josie told them about stuff they have done. I personally she was still being too soft when she told them, she should have really let them have it. The way Dusty talks to her, she needs to tell him where to go seriously. Get a backbone girl!! Where's the old viper Barbara? She never would have tolerated the way Dusty and Meg talk about Paul in the past? Come on Barbara, let them have it. Still love Carly and Craig, wish I could see more of them. They are so much fun and a breath of fresh air. It's about time Carly finds a good match that doesn't judge her and isn't afraid to go toe to toe with her.

    Posted by beachnutsam at Saturday, February 14 2009 08:55 AM

    Can you please not show any more scenes of Henry and his sweet thing and Brad and his sweet thing having sex. This is sickening and should not be shown. What ever happened to clean story lines~~now everything is about sex. Also every time Meg opens up her mouth~~she sounds even more stupid. Is Paul the only sane person on this show but therefore you make him out to be crazy. Get rid of Dusty~~since he has been back the show sucks.

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