As Emily wonders why Mick seems to be obsessed with Paul, Alison asks Mick not to try stepping up for her again. “I can’t make any promises. I’m not always in control of what I do,” he says.

Check out this preview for Thursday’s episode of As The World Turns and let Soaps.com know what you think. Why is Mick so concerned about Alison? Check out Alison’s Character Profile to see if there’s any hint from her past that could explain it.