Reid is convinced to stay, Noah and Luke split again, Ali avoids Chris and Henry tells Barbara how he feels.
Vienna is shocked when Henry turns down her sexual advances. He claims he's just in shock. She whips out the earring she found in the bed and says she can't bed mad about what he did while she was away. He wants to take things slow so they don't end up falling apart again. "We should have a real courtship," she suggests.
Barbara is in her room. She looks in the mirror and wonders what she was thinking running after Henry.
At Katie's, Reid tells her that he's impressed she convinced Henry to build a wing on the hospital. She thinks he's just miffed because Henry called his bluff. He thinks that Chris will get in the way of his sticking around if Henry doesn't.
Katie takes Reid to meet Vienna at Henry's. He's shocked to discover that she is with Henry. Katie asks Henry for the check and suggests they broadcast the news on her show. Henry claims he wants to be anonymous but they won't let him to do that.
Bob and Kim are having lunch with Chris at Al's. He tells them that he doesn't have any specific plans yet. He notices Alison walk in. She spots him and runs. He chases after her.
Chris catches Ali on the street. He tries to hug her but she backs away. She claims she only ran off because she saw Bob and Kim and she's sure they blame her for the wedding fiasco. "It would be weird for them not to hate me," she says. He insists they don't. He doesn't hate her either, even though she broke his heart. While he thinks their mistakes are just history, she tells him they are her lifestyle.
Chris goes back into Al's and joins his parents and Barbara. Katie and Reid walk in. Katie shows Bob the check. He's excited and he's even more excited to have Reid stay. Reid demands a lot in return. Bob says he'll consider his requests and teasingly offers to hire someone else. That outrages Reid who then agrees to look at whatever he draws up. As Katie explains that Vienna convinced Henry to support this, Barbara looks annoyed. Kim takes her aside and asks her if she's told Henry how she really feels.
At home, Luke hears something break so he looks outside and finds Noah there. Noah explains he might not be going to Dallas after all because Dr. Oliver might be sticking around. Luke is thrilled and expects he'll be moving back in. He hugs him but Noah pushes him away and repeats that he still needs to be by himself. Luke apologizes for being too helpful. "Where do we go from here?" Luke asks. Noah says they are still friends and he can't think about the future. Luke kisses him. They miss being together. Noah apologizes for sending him so many mixed messages but he doesn't want his help. They argue and Noah grumbles platitudes. Luke can't stand the idea of them being in town together but not a couple. He can't be his friend if they can't have more. "You gotta do what you gotta do," Luke finally says. They hold back the tears and hug. Noah's cab honks and he plods off.
Back in his room, Henry writes a note to Barbara when Vienna interrupts him. She tells him how proud she is of him.
Barbara meets Henry at WOAK as everyone gathers for the press conference. They whisper together and she asks him if he's glad Vienna's back. They're interrupted before he can answer. The press conference begins. Kim tells Barbara that she better tell Henry exactly what she wants, many times if she has to. She stares at him, as the broadcast begins. Henry presents the check and talks about Brad. When the commercial break comes, Katie gets called away after her babysitter calls.
They all go over to the Lakeview to toast to Henry. Kim sends Vienna off with Bob and Henry slips away to catch Barbara in the elevator. She thinks he should be with Vienna. He doesn't want her anymore, not when Barbara wants him for who he really is, not for a fantasy. She tells him she's fine with who he is and she likes him more than she should. He likes who he is with her. They wonder what's next. The doors open. She tells him they can't be together until he resolves things with Vienna. She goes into her room and Vienna comes up. He hides.
Alison runs into Chris at work. She tells him he should run the next time he sees her. After she walks away, Katie arrives with Jacob. The baby has a rash. She's impressed he's so good with the baby and asks him if he's ever been on TV. He's reluctant but she talks him into doing an appearance on her show. He wonders why she is taking on so much. She's afraid to stop and think. Ali comes in. There's awkwardness. She runs off. Chris says he's fine being her friend. Katie wonders if he still has a thing for her.
Ali walks into Java and runs into Noah. She sits down with him and he tells her he's looking for a new place to live. Since Maddie is gone, he needs to find a new apartment or roommate. She offers to move in with him.
Reid runs into Luke at the Lakeview. They begin bickering until a man walks in and starts ranting at Reid. "You're a murder!" he accuses.
Next on As The World Turns:
Luke watches Dr. Oliver get pummeled.
Molly learns that Faith was suspended.
Emily worries that Meg has escaped.
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