Katie throws an engagement party for Henry and Vienna, Chris has feelings for Ali and Meg spends the night at Paul's.
At WOAK, Chris and Ali finish another segment for Katie's show. She tells them what great chemistry they have. They babble about medicine. Katie walks away snickering. Ali tells him he'll be fine on his own. She got a job offer and plans to leave town. When Katie returns and hears this, she frets and tells her not to go. Ali can't turn down the opportunity and she's already burned all of her bridges in Oakdale. When Ali walks away, Katie tells Chris to go after her. He can't, even though he wants to. She urges him to invite Ali to the engagement party.
Chris chases Alison down at Java and asks her to the party. She worries that she's sent him some mixed signals. He assures her the signals have been clear but he still cares about her.
Katie calls Vienna at the Lakeview, who gets off the phone and tells Henry that the blond one is throwing them an engagement party. Barbara walks by so Vienna invites her to the party. Barbara tries to back out but Vienna begs. When she walks away, Henry tells Vienna this could be premature. She worries that he's backing out.
Emma helps Meg pack her stuff at the mental hospital. Meg explains that she doesn't want to go to the farm on her night out and be the center of attention.
At Fairwinds, Paul is reluctant to let the baby out for one night with Meg. Emily points out that they'll have the house to themselves. Meg calls and asks if she can spend the night at the house with Eliza. He agrees to her request. Emily isn't thrilled. They bicker until Barbara arrives. She asks to speak to her son alone. When she begins asking for love advice, he kicks her out. She flounces off. Paul's confused. Emily tells him she doesn't want Meg there. Meg walks in on cue. Emily runs off to get things ready. Meg feels awkward so Paul assures her she's not causing any trouble. When Meg goes to get her daughter, Emily returns to grimace. Katie calls and invites them to the party. Meg encourages them to go.
Barbara looks in the mirror and fantasizes about being kissed by Henry. She snaps out of it and tells herself that she has to get on with her life. She takes a few drinks.
Chris meets with Katie at Metro as the party starts. Emily arrives and Katie leaves them to catch up. Alison shows up. "Some people never learn," Emily snaps. A drunken Barbara arrives as Katie starts the toasting. Henry's nervous as Barbara makes her toast to him. She talks about how romance can sneak up on you... even when it might be wrong. Katie gets nervous and stops her. Paul guesses that his mom has been sleeping with his brother. She pushes past him and runs out. As Henry trails after her, Paul stop him to ask him if he's out of his mind. Henry runs off.
Henry finds Barbara sitting on the street. He was afraid that she was going to get in car drunk. She doesn't know why he cares. He does and he tells her she hasn't been a fool. They go up to her room. She sobs and he thinks he should go. When he tries to say goodnight, he kisses her. She stops him and orders him to go. Katie walks in on them and demands to know what they are doing. Barbara yells at her to leave. Katie berates them and drags Henry out. "It's over!" Barbara shouts at him before slamming the door.
Katie takes Henry to his room and tells him he's sick. He loves Vienna but he has feelings for Barbara and can't give her up. They scream at each other until Vienna walks in. They try covering and Katie leaves.
Chris and Alison sit around at Metro eating hors d'oeuvres. He thinks the fact that they can enjoy each other's company means they can be friends.
Emma is at Fairwinds with Meg and the baby. She's shocked that she was left alone. She warns her daughter not to get close to Paul again. After Emma leaves, Emily and Paul return. She gets a call that Silas has been released and says she has to run off an get an interview. She's reluctant to leave him alone with Meg but he talks her around. After Emily leaves, Meg returns after listening in and says she doesn't want to be a problem. He assures her she's not. He feels like they've gone back in time but she says that everything is different now.
Paul takes Eliza up to bed. Meg takes the baby off so he can sleep. After he climbs into bed and passes out, she and the baby get in with him.
Next on As The World Turns:
Holden tries to reassure Lily.
Luke asks Reid to define their relationship.
Molly has a run-in with Silas.
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!
Photo Credit: Soaps.com