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Home As the World Turns As the World Turns Episode Recap, Thursday, May 21, 2009

As the World Turns Episode Recap, Thursday, May 21, 2009

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Cady McClain, Roger Howarth (Rosanna, Paul, ATWT)Episode #13,523----Paul sees Rosanna again, but she runs away. Low on cash, Paul calls his mother. Earlier, Meg gets Barbara to promise she'll cooperate with the search. In return, Meg won't press charges against Paul if he brings the baby home. When Paul calls, Barbara is unable to get through to him.  He threatens to kill himself before he'll give up the baby. Lisa tips Meg off about Paul's phone call. But when Meg gets there, Paul hangs up, and Barbara covers re: Paul's threat. Later, Lisa confides in Meg and
Damian. She thinks Barbara isn't telling them everything. Damian convinces Lisa to spy on Barbara for them. Lisa goes to Barbara, says she'll stay by her side but it is clear that Barbara is uneasy. Damian brings Meg home, tries to give her hope. Meanwhile, Paul stops at a farmer's market on his way out of town. He's stunned to see Rosanna is working there. She tells Paul her story. When she woke up from the coma, she realized Paul was with Meg, Carly was with Craig and decided she couldn't go back to Oakdale. The recession and a crooked investor wiped out all her money. Now she works at a cooperative farm, living a simple life. Paul is relieved she's not in touch with anyone in Oakdale. Rosanna senses Paul is hiding something. She gives him food and supplies. Paul lets her think he's returning with the baby to Meg and Oakdale. Rosanna and Paul say goodbye. But Rosanna privately wonders what Paul is really up to.

At Milltown, the parents try to get through to Parker. Craig suggests Parker needs family therapy. Jack insists Craig stay out of it. Craig leaves, wishing them luck. Carly tells Parker he needs to see a therapist. Parker blasts her, accuses Carly of being a lousy mother. He goes, saying he'll meet them at the family therapy appointment. Alone, Carly drinks to bolster herself but later she gets stopped for drunk driving. Parker and Jack wait for Carly at the appointment but she never shows. Jack calls Janet, asks her to look for Carly. Janet calls Craig for help. They find an empty vodka bottle at Milltown. Carly, under arrest for DUI, calls Craig. She's in trouble, begs him not to tell Jack. Craig makes reluctant Janet keep the secret for a little while. Parker returns home and Janet covers for Carly. Meanwhile, Jack finds Carly at the station. She tries to lie, but Jack is onto her. He's furious and tells her she is a terrible role model for Parker. Craig arrives and watches Jack lash out at Carly. In tears, Carly begs Jack to forgive her but Jack has run out of patience.

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