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    The Lesser Of Two Evils.

    Wednesday, June 09 2010
    Barbara sides with Meg, Noah lashes out and Emily wonders how to stop Meg.

    Luke is at home looking at pictures of Noah when Bob shows up to ask him to a business meeting. Bob thought he could charm a possible buyer for the hospital. Plus, he needs someone to make up for Dr. Oliver's abrasiveness. Bob thinks they should have Noah drop by to hype what the hospital can do. Luke doubts Noah will help Reid. Bob's confused. Luke makes an excuses and Bob putters off.

    At the hospital, Noah asks Reid when he developed feelings for Luke. "Second or third time I laid eyes on him," Reid admits. Noah begins taunting him and declares that their professional relationship is over. Reid's been looking forward to this. He almost wishes that he was blind so he wouldn't have had to watch Noah treat Luke like dirt through this entire ordeal. After calling Noah a spoiled brat, he kicks him out.

    Noah goes to Java and has a fit when they ask him to fill out an application if he wants his job back. Luke walks in and asks him to the meeting. Noah won't do it if Reid is involved. They bicker about Reid and Luke reminds him that he and the doctor were both single when they made their moves. "You get your sight back but you lose your memory," Luke pithily states.

    Back at the hospital, Paul suggests that Emily could have been drugging Meg. She's furious and defends herself. He continues siding with Meg. Barbara barges in and continues throwing accusations at Em. The blond refuses to have this fight with Barbara around and leaves. Barbara continues badmouthing Paul's wife and tells him he shouldn't let a woman like that raise his child.

    Meg hides her methadone as Ali walks into her hospital room. Meg starts freaking out, insisting that Emily is trying to frame her. As they argue, Barbara bursts in and accuses Ali of working for her sister and being there just to harass Meg. Ali defends her sister and then leaves. Barbara tells Meg they will get to the bottom of this together. Meg is skeptical. "You're the lesser of two evils," Barbara explains.

    Bob meets Reid at the Lakeview and advises him to keep his mouth shut during the meeting. Mona arrives and Luke trails in. he begins hyping the hospital and tries to stop Reid from moaning about how much Oakdale sucks. Noah arrives. Everyone's uncomfortable. Noah says that he didn't enjoy working with Reid but he is a great surgeon. As Noah turns to go, he twists around and sucker punches Reid in the face. After he plods off, Luke offers to take Reid to the hospital.

    Reid and Luke are at the hospital. Luke tells him that Noah can use a gun too. As they are about to kiss, Bob walks in and asks to speak to Reid alone. Once Luke leaves, Bob tells him it's inappropriate for him to have a relationship with Luke. He worries about the optics for the investor. Reid thinks that's pretty rich coming from Bob with his family. He accuses Bob of being homophobic and orders him to stay out of his personal life. Bob tells him he can have the hospital wing or he can have Luke but he can't have both.

    Luke chases Noah down and asks him why he punched Reid after ending their relationship.

    Emily and Paul are at Fairwinds. She explains she's not leaving him because she can't stand losing Eliza, moving back in with her mother or losing him. He hugs her but accuses her again of drugging Meg. They bicker but he insists that he knows her and what she's like. She suggests that his mother is behind all of this. This seems convoluted to him but she is sure his mother would go after any woman who was in his wife. He still doesn't believe her. Ali wanders in and asks what's going on with all the crazy accusations. Paul decides to leave and think. The women begin going over everything that's happened and Emily figures out that whoever ordered such a specific tox screen must be behind this. Ali runs off to dig into it and Emily hangs out with Eliza. Soon, Ali calls and says that Barbara was behind the tox screen.

    Paul goes back to the hospital to see his mom and confronts her with Emily's accusations. He defends Emily and his mother tells him he's more naïve than he looks. She walks off and he stares into Meg's room. He walks in. When she notices him, she pretends to have a nightmare and then wakes up and says Emily was trying to hurt her. He hugs her and promises she will be safe.

    When Barbara gets home, she and Emily instantly begin attacking each other. Barbara admits she ordered the test. Emily accuses her of just going after her son after she messed things up with his half-brother.

    Next on As The World Turns:

    Holden talks to Lily about the marriage to Molly.

    Lucinda tells her daughter not to stop fighting for Holden.

    Craig and Gabriel argue about Lucinda.

    Carly wonders why Jack would go out on a limb for Molly but not his own son.

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    Posted by KaiBo at Wednesday, June 09 2010 12:20 PM

    Barbara is sick. Really just when I started to warm up to her, the old Barbara pokes its ugly head. As for Noah, I believe he lost his memory during his surgery because it's obvious he has forgotten all the terrible things he has said to Luke.
    Luke and Reid are hot together, I enjoy watching those two. As for Emily, I do hope she doesn't take Paul back once he realizes how much of an @$$ he has been.

    Posted by Blesseddiva at Wednesday, June 09 2010 12:27 PM

    Meg is such a crazy b*tch. She does deserve to be in deerbrook. I like that Barbara is being conned. Imagine how stupid she will feel after this.

    Posted by lovinthesoaps at Wednesday, June 09 2010 12:35 PM

    Poor Barbara. She always thinks she is doing what is best for Paul but in the end neither Emily or Meg are good for Eliza. After his chat with Emily about all the crazy things they have done in the past, she should not let Meg ruffle her feathers that way. But she does and that is what will end up costing her Paul. Love Paul.... he makes the ladies go crazy!

    Posted by KaiBo at Wednesday, June 09 2010 12:36 PM

    True, I can't wait till she realizes someone is more conniving than her.

    Posted by sweetcaoline at Wednesday, June 09 2010 01:00 PM

    Wasn't able to see todays episode so I just read the recap.
    Can't say that I missed anything by not watching the show. It would just have been another fastforward thru L/N/R. Also would have probably fastforward thru the crazy Meg
    & Emily saga also, so there was no point in wasting my time in watching.
    It doesn't look like the writers are going to give us anything worth watching from now until the end of the show. SO SAD THAT IT WILL END THIS WAY.

    Posted by pipposprincess at Wednesday, June 09 2010 01:35 PM

    who is bob hughes to issue such an ultimatum

    luke and reid are hot hot hot

    noah and lily are two losers who didnt realize what they had until it was too late

    Posted by Peteena at Wednesday, June 09 2010 01:47 PM

    The funny thing is that any of the characters in the methadone scenario (Emily, Paul, Barbara, and Meg) are capable of doing something like that to someone else or even themselves if they thought it would get them what they want. But it's Emily who's getting on my last nerve here, because she acts so self-righteous and superior. Does she really think the man she shot and left for dead should believe her over the woman who found him and nursed him back to health? She's right that he's siding with Meg over her, but she has only herself to blame.

    As for Babs, I think her behavior is the most understandable of any of them. At least she admits her motives up front ("lesser of two evils" - ha!) and is trying to do help and not cause harm to anyone (this time!).

    Posted by Peteena at Wednesday, June 09 2010 01:50 PM

    And I disagree that the show wasn't worth watching today. Any episode with Barbara and Emily going at it is worth the price of admission. Throw in Luke and Noah (even when they're on the outs) and add bonus points for no Carly, Jack, Janet, or Dusty and you've got yourself a great ep. And Lucinda tomorrow - woo hoo!

    Posted by lflow at Wednesday, June 09 2010 01:59 PM

    Sorry you all, but I just can't stand Emily, she has just done so many things, shooting Paul, chaining up Dusty and trying to hurt Alison by payinig Jade to sleep with Casey, she even treats her own family like crap only thinks of Emily, she wasn't even fit to raise her own son and was a prostitute. got her tubes tied because she never wanted another baby, now she's tryining to get Meg's daughter to call her mommy. Never been a fan of Meg but if I was in her shoe's I would do just about any thing to get my baby back from Emily. But I think this might back fire on Meg. Like I said yesterday and Barbara said today Meg is the lesser of 2 Evils.JMO Like Luke/Reid.

    Posted by mom of 6 at Wednesday, June 09 2010 03:10 PM

    You said it!!! I can’t stand Emily, I prefer Meg with Paul even after this stunt. It was actually a pretty smart idea and nothing as bad as what Emily has done. Although I don’t think it was necessary to get the baby back, I think it was more to get Paul back.

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