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    Dirty And To The Death.

    Thursday, April 29 2010
    Eliza's custody hearing commences, Craig tries to swallow the truth and Parker confesses to his mother.


    At the farm house, Emma tells Meg that she looks very motherly and responsible. Meg's not so sure. Holden listens at the door as Emma gives her daughter a pep talk and promises her that all will be well. When Meg walks out, Holden comes in and worries. Emma is sure they can talk a judge onto their side and begs him to come to the hearing and do all he can. They look for Meg on the porch but she's gone.



    At Fairwinds, Paul worries that Meg could get custody. He did after all, and he's a felon and former mental patient too. Emily tries to reassure him and insists that they are Eliza's family now. Paul goes upstairs to dress. Meg shows up and announces that she wants to settle this out of court. Emily refuses to let her see Paul and tells her that Eliza is their child now. She says that Meg isn't capable of being a mother anymore. Emma rushes in. Emily tells them to use the door and flounces off. Meg tells her mom that she can't fight them. Emma insists that she just has to be strong and fight, even if she has to fight dirty and to the death.



    At the court house, Paul tells everyone that this doesn't need to be ugly. Emma begins taunting Paul until he and Emily walk away. Holden's starting to wonder if this is a good idea. Meg slips away to call a journalist and tell them that Deerbrooke just released a dangerous woman named Meg in exchange for money from her family. A moment later, Emily gets a call and runs off before the hearing can begin. When the judge arrives, Paul asks if they can have a brief delay until Emily returns. Emma blows up at him. The hearing starts anyway. Emma talks about what a loving home Meg has. Paul says this isn't about Meg, it's about what's best for Eliza and Meg can't provide a better home than she has. After the hearing ends, Meg trails behind her family so she can thank Paul for being fair to her.



    Emily is at Deerbrooke questioning the doctors and accusing them of taking bribes to release Meg. They throw her out.



    Emily returns to the court house. The hearing is over. Paul informs her that everything is remaining the same for thirty days and then there will be a re-evaluation. Emily guesses that Meg tipped off the paper to get her out of there. Meg tells her that she's the one who is crazy.



    At the hospital, Craig refuses to believe Lily when she tells him that Gabriel is his son. She shows him his birth certificate. He still insists this is all a scam. She tries explaining more and he demands to know how long she has known about this. He starts yelling so a nurse chases them away.



    Down the hall, Carly questions her son about why he hates Gabriel so much. He decides he'd rather talk to Liberty right now and thinks he should be the one to tell her what's happened. She wanders by Gabriel's room to look in.



    Craig and Lily slip into a room. When she mentions her mother's involvement, he explodes. He can't believe that she's let him suffer like this. She insists that Lydia didn't want him to know and it's not the first time a woman felt that way where he was involved. Craig's furious that he was robbed of another son. He's ready to abandon his son anyway. "He's taken everything he can already," he says. She begs him not to turn his back on his son. "You kept him from me. He's your problem," he says.



    Liberty tries calling Gabriel. "I hope you didn't die of boredom," she says. Parker shows up. She blows up at him.



    Liberty and Parker arrive at the hospital and find Carly. Parker tells her about the fire. Liberty goes in to see Gabriel and asks Carly and Parker for more information. Carly tries to cover and Parker stutters. "It's like everyone around me is cursed," Liberty declares.



    Carly and Parker go home. She ask what's bothering him. He explains that Gabriel could die and it's his fault. He tells her about the hitting him and the fight over the money. She's baffled and orders her son to say anything to anyone. Liberty arrives and Carly runs off. Parker mopes. Liberty cries.



    Craig stares into Gabriel's room and wonders why he never saw that he had come for revenge. Craig sits at his bedside and swears he didn't know he was in the office when he started the fire. Carly looms outside the room.



    Holden shows up at Lily's to get riding gear for the kids. He can see she's upset. She sobs and tells him she's made a terrible mistake.



    Next on As The World Turns:

    Lucinda tells her daughter to stop talking to Holden.

    Carly tells her son they have to lie.

    Margo puts Jack in charge of the case.

    Craig threatens to kill Lucinda.

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    Posted by Shortmetal at Thursday, April 29 2010 12:35 PM

    this craig/gabriel/lily/lucinda is the second best storyline going on. Reid and Luke is the first. If i were Craig I would kill Lucinda. To bad Jack is in charge of the case because he probably hand Johnny....sorry i mean MySon to Dustbin. Im so sick of Emily thinking that Eliza is her daughter she's Meg's. She's just taking advance of the situation that Damian cause otherwise she wouldn't have a case.

    NO JANET AND DUSTY FOR 4 WHOLE DAYS !!!!!!!!!

    Posted by padef at Thursday, April 29 2010 01:03 PM

    Eliza may be Meg's daughter, but given NutMeg's condition, she's no fit mother at the moment. And I wouldn't want that little girl anywhere near Emma's poisonous attitude. Em may not be Eliza's mother, but Paul IS her father and has just as much right to be with her as Meg. And has acted more fairly to Meg than she ever has to him.

    Jack's going to be in charge of the case? Ever hear of conflict of interest? Real world, he wouldn't be allowed anywhere near the case.

    Love the absence of Janet, but FIVE days of Parker and company has me ready to turn of the set! Give me some adults to watch. PLEASE! More Lucinda, Margo doing something other than handing a case over to Jack, ANYTHING!

    Posted by badbluehope at Thursday, April 29 2010 01:03 PM

    i don't understand any of you who say you like craig. all he does is lie and steal. you say you like him and carly together but do you think she'll be interested when she finds out he stole her kid's trust fund? i don't feel sorry for craig. i wouldn't want him raising my kid either.

    Posted by badbluehope at Thursday, April 29 2010 01:07 PM

    emily is only doing this because she can't have a child of her own. eliza is not her daughter. she is meg's.

    Posted by Peteena at Thursday, April 29 2010 01:18 PM

    I do not know what the deal is lately with Emma, she is totally different person than she used to be. I know that writers do that all the time to fit the demands of their current, lame storylines, but this is ridiculous. We know Emily's a crazy hypocrite, she's been that for years, but Emma used to always be the one urging her kids to take the high road.

    Posted by mom of 6 at Thursday, April 29 2010 03:18 PM

    Emily is ticking me off! Meg came there to work something out like joint custody but Emily had to be a snot and insist that baby is hers. She needs both her parents and Emily shouldn’t have gotten her tubes ties if she was going to change her mind about wanting another one.
    I know I’m in the minority here but I would still like to see Paul and Nut Meg get back together. I think they are a great couple when they are both sane and I can’t stand Emily.

    Posted by Chillyfan25 at Thursday, April 29 2010 03:24 PM

    Because Emily can't have kids she is unwilling to let Meg be a mother to her own daughter. I hate that wench. And mom of 6 I am with you, I used to really love Meg and Paul and I wouldn't be against them getting back together.

    Posted by wednesday at Thursday, April 29 2010 05:56 PM

    Oh so looking forward to seeing Jack return from Melrose Park with Janet tomorrow - oh happy Friday's

    Posted by Extra1 at Thursday, April 29 2010 09:27 PM

    Emily has had children. She didn't even half way have anything to do with the son she had by Tom. Where is that boy anyway? Probably grown up, the way soaps age kids. She also found out Hunter is her son. She is and always has been a nut. I think Emma is just wanting to help her daughter Meg. Meg did try to do the right thing, by going to Paul, and old Emily wouldn't listen to her or let her see Paul. Emma is most likely seeing a crazy woman like Emily trying to take her daughter Meg's place with Eliza, and is fed up with all the stuff Emily has done to people. I do hope Meg and Paul get back together.

    Posted by Extra1 at Thursday, April 29 2010 09:37 PM

    One other thing..I am sick of Parker. I am tired of the Faith storyline, too. I hope these characters aren't dwelled upon until the end of ATWT in September. Everyone knows how Holden and Lily will end up...together! I love Lucinda, but she can be on the crooked side. Let Janet and Liberty move far, far away. Janet is the most selfish, self centered woman on the show. Jack is a chimp and Dusty is too handsome, and good for Janet. Goodnight to all.

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