INT. MONA LISA - DAY
Carter grabs a faint Lisa before she falls do the ground. Scott rushes over to a table nearby and pulls out a chair while Carter drags Lisa to the chair, seating her.
Lisa: (faint) Scott? Is it really you?
Scott: Yes, Mom.
Carter comes back to them with a glass of water. He hands it to Scott, who is now kneeled next to his mother. He holds the glass while Lisa takes a sip.
Scott: You all right?
Lisa: I will be . . . (strokes his face gently)
INT. THE INTRUDER – DAY
Open in Emily’s office. A tight shot on Emily as she stares down at some papers on her desk. She marks them with a red, and is gradually becomes displeased with what she’s reading.
Emily: No . . . No . . . No!
Emily slams her pen down on the desk.
Emily: This is abysmal!
Samantha knocks on the door and then peeks in.
Sam: Everything all right?
Emily: (hostile) No. Everything is not all right. (then) You know what, something is
INT. INTRUDER (EMILY’S OFFICE)
Emily drags Lucinda in and slams the door. She spins around like she possessed, and clearly angry.
Emily: Seriously, Lucinda! After all these years—
Lucinda: Darling, it had to be done, and I cannot help that Rachel Cory wants to appoint her step-granddaughter as co-editor. . .
Emily: What you could’ve done was given me some sort of warning! And why the h*ll do I have to be demoted to co-editor?!
Lucinda: It’s hardl
INT. THE INTRUDER (BOARDROOM)
Emily, disheveled and angry, enters. Lining each side of the table consists of journalists that work for the paper. They all stand with confusion riddled on their faces. Emily makes her way to the head of the table, and has a seat.
Emily: Anyone know the meaning of this meeting?
Random Reporter: Nope. We all just got a call and was told to meet here.
Emily: Dear God. Everyone have a seat until I get to the bottom of this. . .
INT. PAUL & EMILY'S BEDROOM
Emily lies with her head between Ryder legs as Paul enters. It is clear that Emily is sedated; however, this isn't clear to Paul.
Paul: God d*mmit! Emily! What the h*ll are you doing?!
Emily: Huh? Paul, what are you. . .
Emily notices how she is positioned. She also sees Ryder lying in the bed, still drunk and out of it.
Emily: (coming to) Oh my God! Paul, I can--
Susan: (O.C) What is going on here?! Emily!
Susan comes fro
EXT. FAIRWINDS (BACKYARD)
Emily quickly lights the candles on the cake. She then grabs it and rushes up to Paul with a big grin on her face.
Emily: Happy birthday!!
Paul laughs, but stops when he notices his quiet and now awkward guests watching on.
INT. FAIRWINDS (FOYER)
Meg eases open the door and peers in. No one is there.
Meg: Let's get this show on the road.
The kicks open the door and drags in a drunken Ryder.
Meg: My God you weren't j
EXT. FAIRWINDS (BACKYARD)
We open up on the calm, cool, and blue water of the pool; however, the party is anything but.
Paul's staff is scattered about, frantic, and setting up his birthday party. Some are hanging balloons and banners. Some are setting up food. The cook is off to the side tending to the grill. One of the maids is off to the side discussing what genre of music to play with the DJ.
Standing on the terrace, watching it all with a clip board in her
INT. JACK/CARLY (BEDROOM)
We come in on Jack and Carly lying in bed asleep. Carly lies peacefully. A close up shot on Jack, who tosses and turns (without managing to awaken Carly).
Voice: Jack . . .! Jack . . .!
Jack awakens to see Deloris standing at the foot of the bed. She has a glowing aura about her -- it's apparent that she's an apparition.
Deloris: Jack . . .! Jack . . .! Help me!
Deloris holds her hands out to Jack, who tries to reaches her but can'
INT. WOAK (EDITING ROOM)
Luke and Noah lie nude, intertwined on the floor, asleep. Luke, head lying on Noah’s sweaty, glistening chest awakens and gently kisses Noah’s nipples before working his way up to his neck.
Luke: (between kisses) Time to wake up.
Noah grins as he enjoys this moment of ecstasy. Luke kisses his neck.
Noah: You know you’re hitting my hot spot.
Luke: I know. And thank you. I needed that badly.
Noah: I could tell.
Luke kisses Noah and the lips and th
EXT. TOWN SQUARE
We come in on a shot of one of Tom's political posters being taped onto Fashions. We follow Casey, who taped the poster, to pull back and reveal a crowd of denizens and media surrounding Tom, who is standing at a podium giving a speech. Lisa and Margo stand close by, gleaming.
Tom: If I am reelected as District Attorney, I promise to clean up crime here in Oakdale. No more will you have to worry about crime rates raising because they won't with me in office.
INT. LA MAISON ROSE – DAY – LIVING ROOM
Roseanna sits on the sofa donning a silk robe, glasses, and hair tied up in a bun. Though she is dressed comfortably, she is determined.
Roseanna: (on phone) Yes . . . I want as many flowers and candles as you can fit in there and I want it to look nice . . . Now how much is that? (jots down something) . . . That’s perfectly fine. You can bill my account.
Craig walks in dressed in a nice tuxedo. All the life is sucked from him—he himself see
INT. OAKDALE MEMORIAL (WAITING AREA)
Roseanna, Liberty, Luke, and Katie wait patiently with somber looks written on their faces. Meanwhile, Craig, off to the side, leans against the wall—clearly destroyed.
Liberty: (jumping up) I can’t sit here anymore I need answers and now!
Katie: And we’ll get them. (pulling her down) But until then we need to sit and be patient.
Liberty: But I can’t. I can’t! (on the verge of crying) I can’t bear to lose Gabriel too! Not after Dad, I can’t.
INT. OAKDALE MEMORIAL (BOB'S OFFICE)
Jami sits patiently outside Bob's door with a folder containing her transcripts, resume, and various other paperwork in her hand. The door opens and Bob peeks his head out with a smile on his face.
Bob: C'mon in.
Jami takes a deep breath to contain herself and then goes inside to see it decorated with plaques and various photos of his family. However, sitting near and dear on his desk a photo--
EXT. SNYDER FARM
Holden & Emma sit on the porch in peace sipping on a glass of tea. Then a red Toyota Camry '12 drives around the winding road towards the house. It's Lily.
Holden: (getting up) Kids are here.
Emma: Good. I better rush and see if the cookies I baked for them are ready.
Holden: You do that.
Emma heads into the house as Holden walks off the porch and starts over towards the car.
Ethan and Natalie hop out the car and rush over to Holden, hugging him t
INT. OAKDALE MEMORIAL (ELEVATOR)
We open up with Kim and Bob holding each other hands.
Kim: You excited?
Bob: More than ever. I never thought I'd miss this place.
Kim: Now remember our deal. . .
Bob: I know, sweetheart. John and Chris both said they'll do their best to help me keep the work load down.
Kim: I'll hold you to it.
Bob looks at Kim, lovingly. She does the same. The two go to lean in for a kiss when the elevator doors open to a crowd of close family
INT. RAGGEDY BUILDING IN DOWNTOWN OAKDALE
Lisa, Carly, and Barbara walk into a vacant building—dusty, torn, and battered. The sight of this causes Lisa to do a U-turn with Carly and Barbara stopping her.
Lisa: This is the building you were talking about, Barbara?
Barbara: (taking it all in) Isn’t it great?
Carly: I wouldn’t say all that. . .
Lisa: Then I’ll say it—Barbara, this building looks like sh—
Carly covers Lisa’s mouth before she can finish. Barbara wa
INT. FAIRWINDS (LIVING ROOM)
Emily, relaxed, sits on the sofa reading a copy of The Intruder when Susan comes storming into the room. Susan looks a total wreck, like she hasn't slept in days even though it has only been a night.
Susan: Have you heard from Allison?
Emily: No. She hasn't called?
Susan: I'm worried.
Emily: Mom, I'm sure that Allison is fine.
Susan: Em, this is Allison we are talking about!
Emily thinks about if for a second, then
INT. CASEY'S CAR - NIGHT
Casey speeds down the road, disheveled -- his mind still on what just happened.
FLASHBACK - RECENTLY
Casey: I SAID CALL HIM BACK GODDAMMIT!
A scared Allison looks at Casey. This is not the Casey she has known and loved.
Allison: Casey, let me explain.
Casey: Allison, I said call him back.
Casey takes the phone and throws it across the room. The phone shatters into the pieces.
Allison: How could you?!
4 MONTHS AFTER THE FINALE...
INT. SKYVIEW RESTARAUNT
Emily stands at the head of the room with clipboard in her hand. Being a busybody, she can't help but direct the party planners.
Emily: Oh no! That banner is crooked. Pull the corner up more on the left side.
Susan walks in from behind and taps her on the shoulder. Emily turns, smiling at her mother.
Susan: (kissing her daughter's cheek) Hey! I see you are whipping these party
Another soap is making its return under the hands of the same head writer of TGL: THE GUIDINGLIGHT. Picking up where the last episode of AS THE WORLD TURNS sadly left us. Expect twists and turns that centers around the Hughes, Stewarts, and Snyder/Walsh clan! Here is a chance to see your cast:
Don Hasting as Bob Hughes
Kathyrn Hays as Kim Hughes
Elizabeth Hubbard as Lucinda Walsh
Larry Bryggman as John Dixon
Colleen Zenk as Barbara Ryan Coleman
Glenn and Grim have found yet another new progressive hero to hide behind in their crusade against sexual harassment allegations (unless they are by mentally ill grafters that can benefit St. Bernard, of course).
That isn't shallow at all - we all have our own tastes. I have barely seen most of his mob period but if I didn't like Joe a lot as an actor from his ATWT run I'd probably be less interested, as most of the time they don't do a great job showing the love between Paul and Ava.
That's a very true point about Carly. Maybe that is what they intended. Either that or they just put the character through such a wringer, the material had an unintended consequence for viewers. By the end of her run it's just 100% angst and crying and binge drinking.
I don't really buy that Paul