In Tampa, Dusty gets dressed. Josie tells him not to feel badly about what happened and then asks if he can like her just for her. "I think I'm falling in love with you," she says, shocking him. Dusty says she is a wonderful woman but tells her to explore Tampa without him. She asks him to come along and says they can visit places he didn't see with Jennifer. Dusty pulls back from her again; she offers to leave. He tells her to stay and says he'll give it a try. He kisses her again.
Casey Comes Clean!
Alison convinces Casey to tell Tom and Margo the truth, Dusty and Josie return from Tampa, Meg says Paul is really changing and Paul orders Josie to stick to their plans!
Casey and Alison meet up in Old Town. He thanks her for the job search help and offers to take her to dinner – no strings attached. She says he has to tell Tom and Margo the truth and offers to go with him. He invites her to Thanksgiving dinner, hoping that Alison's appearance will keep them from coming down hard on him. "I'm a bad mark on the Hughes name. It would be nice to have a friendly face there," he says. She gives in and agrees to come along.
Emily and Paul meet; she says he isn't helping her enough to get rid of Josie! As they talk, Meg comes by. Emily says Paul won't help her get rid of Josie and it's all Meg's fault! Emily angrily says Josie is going to hurt Barbara but Meg defends his actions. "He's all yours," Emily says, frustrated. She leaves. Meg asks what Paul saw in Emily; he says it was temporary insanity and then tells Meg that Emily lied to her! They walk to Al's and Paul tells Meg everything; he apologizes for not being honest with her before but says he was trying to protect Babs. Meg says telling her now is proof that he has changed. He kisses her.
Tom and Margo are getting Daniel settled at the house when Emily calls to check in. Daniel is excited to see her and invites her over; Tom approves but Margo thinks this is a bad idea because Casey is coming home soon. Tom says they can't keep Emily away from Daniel just because Casey and Emily broke things off. Emily arrives a few minutes later with video games for Daniel. He goes upstairs to play and Tom suggests that Emily leave so they can get ready for their family dinner. Emily and Margo exchange barbs about family; Casey arrives – with Alison! The sisters are shocked to see one another. Casey says he invited Alison because she's been helping him figure out his future. Daniel comes back downstairs; he asks if Emily can stay for dinner, too. "Oh, sure, the more the merrier," Margo says. Emily gets snarky with Alison about her job help. Casey finally comes clean and tells them he was expelled. Alison says there are other schools; Emily continues her snarky comments to her sister until Tom says they need time to talk. Emily takes Daniel upstairs but Allie stays with Casey. Allie asks them to listen to Casey because his heart was in the right place. They listen but neither understands Casey's actions. Margo and Alison go into the kitchen; Alison says Casey's heart really was in the right place and if they will stand by him now, he can get through this. She turns to go but Margo asks her to stay.
Outside the door, Tom gets quiet. Casey tells him to say anything but Tom isn't sure where to start. "You've been given one second chance after another and you just throw them away," he says angrily. Casey says he doesn't care what the future holds as long as he doesn't wind up a suit like Tom! Tom goes back inside and runs into Emily; he blames her for Casey! She says this has nothing to do with her. "His problems started way before he was with me," Emily says. Tom says seducing a kid isn't a plus; she storms out and runs into Casey. He asks why she cares about his education; she says she cares about him. "Why? Did Dusty dump you again?" Casey asks. Emily says she realizes she made a mistake – and kisses him! Alison sees them. She angrily says they are acting badly and turns to go back inside. Casey asks Emily to leave! She goes inside to get her things. Casey tells Alison that Emily started it but he doesn't know why – and he doesn't care why! Margo calls them to dinner. Tom resets the kitchen table because Kim and Bob have begged off from dinner because the soup kitchen is packed. Margo says Casey's actions weren't that bad when compared to the problems of the homeless. Emily says she isn't staying. Casey, Alison, Tom, Margo and Daniel sit down to dinner. Casey apologizes for going off on his dad. Tom and Margo offer prayers of thanks for their family. "As long as we've got each other, we have everything we need," Margo says and they eat. Emily watches through the window, crying.
Dusty and Josie return to Oakdale; she suggests an anti-Thanksgiving, foregoing all of the holiday favorites and making a holiday of their own. An artist asks them to pose for a portrait and Josie convinces Dusty to stick around so she can draw him. It only takes her a few minutes to create a sketch of his face. He noticed the differences between Josie's portrait and Jennifer's designs. She mentions an art teacher; Dusty asks her to try to remember more but she says she is scared she'll lose him if she remembers. "What if you don't like who I really am?" she asks. He kisses her as Meg walks up. Neither notices her; Josie goes to get some 'anti-Thanksgiving' stuff. Meg asks Dusty about Josie; he says she is a nice girl. She says after seeing him with Josie she thinks Paul might have a point! Dusty says he can handle himself. Meg says if Josie can give him a fresh start, she's all for it. The baby kicks and she tells him it is a girl. Dusty pats her belly and says, "Nice to meet you." They are standing together when Paul and Josie return. Meg tells Paul about the baby moving; Paul leads Meg away.
Meg and Paul return to Fairwinds. He says Josie is playing Dusty but backs off and says it isn't his business. Meg says Dusty can handle himself and Josie might help him finally get past Jennifer. She goes upstairs to rest. Paul calls someone but the person doesn't answer. He says they have to talk – now. He keeps calling but the person never answers. Paul leaves the mansion.
Back at The Lakeview, Dusty tells Josie about his past with Meg. He says he isn't worried about Paul because all of that is in the past. He says Paul should be avoided and Josie agrees. She tells him to go so she can finish their anti-Thanksgiving fun. He kisses her and leaves. A few minutes later Paul arrives! She says he can't be there; he says she better start returning his calls! "You work for me!" Paul exclaims. He angrily tells her to fall in line with his plans. She says she can't do it!
Dusty has a drink in the bar and pulls out his picture of Jennifer. "It's time, Jen," he says, "I have to let you go."
Next on As The World Turns:
Noah goes to the Snyder's for Thanksgiving dinner!
Janet gets what she wants.
Josie has second thoughts about her deal with Paul.
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