Reid: Like this guy. “Chronic fatigue.” Want to ship him C.O.D. to a leper colony, see how tired he is then.
Luke: Your treatment methods are very unorthodox.
Reid: Oh, listen to you, trying to sound all clever. You want to make me happy? Get me out of here. I don’t enjoy being held hostage.
Luke: Oh, that wasn’t my decision. That was the judge’s. But as long as you’re here, you might —

— Reid and Luke

Transcript | 28 May 2010

Babbling. Reid discharges Noah from the hospital. When Richard comes to pick him up, the miracle eye drops kick in and Noah can see. Meanwhile, Reid and Luke search for a missing Gabriel Carras and end up playing chess. When Reid starts to babble and tries to leave, Luke asks him to “stay,” leading to the infamous “babbling kiss.”

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Luke: Grandmother.

Lucinda: Hey. You startled me. I was day — daydreaming. At least my heart’s still ticking.

[Luke chuckles]

Lucinda: Hey. Mwah! Good to see you. Well, how’s Noah? Give me an update.

Luke: Oh, he’s — he’s doing better. He can see colors and lights.

Lucinda: That’s wonderful. And when do we expect more?

Luke: I don’t know.

Lucinda: Well, don’t know? Have you asked the doctor, that nice Dr. Oliver?

Lily: Oh. I thought I heard voices out here. Has anybody seen Gabriel?

Lucinda: No.

[Lucinda laughs]

Lucinda: Why on earth would we see him?

Luke: You mean the — the kid that got hurt in that fire?

Lily: He’s Craig’s son.

Luke: What?

Lucinda: Uh, yes. No one was meant to know, meaning Craig was not meant to know, but your mother has more faith in Craig than the rest of us have.

Lily: Mother, I don’t want to hear it, okay? We should have never kept Gabriel’s secret for all these years. And now I’m gonna do everything I can to make it up to that boy. Which is why I have offered him a place to stay.

Luke: I’m so confused.

Lily: It’s a long story.

Lucinda: It’s a very long story.

Lily: I’ll explain it to you when we find him.

Luke: Okay. Well, do you want me to go look for him out back?

Lily: Thanks.

Lucinda: Darling, please, don’t let your bleeding heart put your children’s lives in danger.

Lily: The way we put Craig’s son in danger?

Lucinda: Uh — and please let me make another point emphatically. Gabriel Caras cannot be trusted.

Lily: Mother, he has nowhere else to go, and Craig can’t help him from a jail cell.

Lucinda: He can’t kill him either.

Lily: Mother!

Lucinda: Well, I’m not going to pretend that this boy, Gabriel, is the first child that Craig has disappointed as a father.

Lily: Gabriel had a room at the Lakeview. Maybe he went there.

Luke: Well, I’ll call Lisa.

Lily: Do you mind going over there? I mean, he just got released from the hospital. He’s in no condition to drive. What if he got in an accident?

Luke: Of course I’ll go. I’ll call you if I find him.

Lily: Thank you.

Lucinda: So much for the rehabilitation of Gabriel Caras.

Lily: Mother, I am not ready to write that boy off yet.

[Cell phone rings]

Lily: Hello. Yes, this is Lily Walsh. Yes. Yes, I’ll — I’ll be right there.

Lucinda: Don’t tell me. The police.

Lily: They stopped Gabriel driving my car on the other side of town.

Lucinda: Now will you listen to me? Will you cut that boy loose?

Reid: Well, I can’t justify keeping you in a hospital bed when there are sick people who need it.

Noah: Seriously? I — I can go home?

Reid: You’re gonna have to come in for follow-ups, but I am officially discharging you today.

Noah: Does this mean that this is the best my vision is gonna get?

Reid: I’m not a psychic.

Noah: But you do have an opinion.

Reid: Recovery from an injury like this isn’t a slow, steady kind of thing. Sometimes the lights come on all at once. Sometimes they don’t. By AMA standards, the surgery’s already a success.

Noah: Okay, I don’t care about the standards. I just want to see again.

Reid: I want the same thing.

Noah: So, you know, what can we do to make that happen?

Reid: Well, assume that your vision’s going to improve. Do the therapy. Use the drops I gave you. Try not to be an idiot. You know how to do that, right?

Noah: Yeah, sometimes.

Reid: Look, I’m reasonably optimistic.

Noah: Whoa. I haven’t heard you use the "O" word before.

Reid: All right. Keep it down. Don’t let it get around. It’s gonna ruin my reputation. You gonna call Luke, see if he’ll pick you up?

Noah: Uh, no. Uh, I can’t bother him now. My friend Richard’s coming to visit anyway, so I’m sure I can talk him in to giving me a ride.

Richard: Hey, Noah, I’m out here when you’re done.

Noah: Perfect timing. They’re letting me go.

Reid: All right. Good luck, Noah.

Noah: Thank you.

Richard: Who’s the hot doctor?

Noah: Dr. Oliver’s hot?

Richard: Uh, yeah.

Noah: Huh. I mean, I had no idea. I wonder why Luke never said anything.

Luke: Excuse me. Have you seen Gabriel Caras? Is he in his room?

Clerk: He’s still in the hospital. We’ve been holding his mail for him.

Luke: No, he’s been discharged. Um, if you see him, will you call my mom?

Reid: Hey. Can I buy you a club soda, or is it too early in the day for that?

Luke: Actually, I can’t. Uh, Gabriel Caras is missing. He may have stolen my mom’s car.

Reid: Oh, wow. Always good to know that I’ve helped a young man return to a life of crime.

[Luke chuckles]

Reid: He shouldn’t be driving yet, you know?

Luke: Yeah, I know. My mom’s really worried.

Reid: About her car?

Luke: You’re still not much of a people person, are you?

Reid: I’m trying. Listen, I should tell you that Noah’s being discharged today.

Luke: Already?

Reid: Yeah. He’ll be all right, as long as he doesn’t do anything too physical.

Luke: Well, why didn’t he call me to take him home? I guess he doesn’t want me there.

Reid: No, he said that he just — he didn’t want to bother you.

Luke: Well, why would he think that? You know what? It doesn’t matter. The only thing that matters is that Noah’s getting better.

Reid: Yeah. Come on. I’ll help you look for Gabriel.

Luke: You don’t need to feel sorry for me.

Reid: I don’t. I just can’t think of a better way to spend a day than tracking down a car thief.

Luke: This is pointless. If Gabriel was desperate enough to steal a car, he must be long gone by now.

Reid: And leave Oakdale? Has the boy gone mad?

[Luke chuckles]

Luke: Shut up. Oakdale’s not that bad. Even you have to admit it.

Reid: No, it’s a dump. But, you know, even a disaster like Oakdale has its attractions.

[Cell phone beeps]

Luke: It’s my mom. They found Gabriel.

Reid: Where?

Luke: Police station.

Reid: Boy stole a car, ended up at the police station. What are the odds?

Luke: Yeah.

Reid: Well, I should — I should go check him out. He’s still post-op.

Luke: You do jailhouse calls?

Reid: Yeah, in my free time.

[Luke chuckles]

Reid: Unless you want to go over to Noah’s, find out why he asked Richard to take him home instead of you.

Luke: No. If Noah didn’t want me there, he must have a reason.

Nurse: One drop in each eye three times a day. Get it in the bottom lid, then blink. I’ll go finish up your paperwork.

Noah: Ow. Aah. They’re really burning. Um, could — could you get the nurse back? Aah. Oh, my God. I can see.

Richard: You want to call Luke, don’t you?

Noah: It was just the first thing that I thought to do. I — I’m sorry. You’re — you’re really great, and — and I’m glad we’re friends. But Luke is, um —

Richard: You still love him.

Noah: I’ve been pushing him away since I had the accident. But yeah, I’m still in love with him.

Luke: Mom! Natalie. No one’s here. That hardly ever happens.

Reid: Try living with a 6-month-old. Kid’s always there. Roommate from hell.

Luke: Well, Gabriel must still be at the police station, or maybe they took him to the hospital.

Reid: No, neuro would have paged me.

Luke: Yeah. Well, I’m not really sure if he’s even coming back here, so I don’t want to waste your time.

Reid: That’s all right. I can wait. Or I could leave. I’ll leave.

Luke: No. Stay.

Luke: Well, you might as well stick around in case Gabriel does show up.

Reid: Is that really why you want me to stay?

Luke: No. The truth is, I’d like the company.

Reid: So you don’t have to think about why Noah asked somebody else to take him home from the hospital?

Luke: Is that so bad?

Reid: No. It’s actually — it’s kind of healthy.

Luke: Well, you’re the expert.

Reid: Not really.

Luke: So, um, want to watch the Cubs game?

Reid: I’m not a masochist. Did you play?

Luke: Uh, yeah, yeah. I’m pretty good. Do you?

Reid: Little bit.

Luke: So, let’s play. Wait. How do I know you’re not hustling me?

Reid: Why would you think that?

Noah: Hey. Thanks for being so cool about all of this, but, um, actually, I have one more favor to ask you. Don’t tell anyone that I got my sight back, okay? I want it to be a surprise.

Reid: Checkmate.

Luke: Aah! You totally hustled me! Where’d you learn to play like that?

Reid: Harvard Square. I used to hang out with these 70-year-old Ukrainian guys after school.

[Luke laughs]

Reid: They showed me the game. I got to be pretty good.

Luke: Did you play for money?

Reid: Quarters. It was — it was more about bragging rights. Then my folks started entering me in these competitions. I never lost.

Luke: You’re kidding?

Reid: No. I was more of a trained seal. I wasn’t a kid. And one day I just up and refused to do it anymore.

Luke: There’s so much I don’t know about you.

Reid: You know the important parts. Yeah, I can’t do this.

Luke: Do what? Do what?

Reid: This — this "Heart on my sleeves" stuff. It’s not me. I feel like some kind of dorky high-school kid. All I can think about is whether or not you like me or if you want me as much as I want you.

Luke: Well, in — in, um, high school, were you out?

Reid: Yeah, I was.

Luke: How was that?

Reid: It was terrifying.

Luke: Were you harassed?

Reid: No, but you remember what it was like when you had a crush on some guy and you wanted to do something about it so bad, but, you know, you were afraid to. You didn’t know if he was gonna run away or something. It was agony.

[Luke laughs]

Luke: I’ve never heard you babble like this.

Reid: Is it freaking you out?

Luke: Yeah. A little bit.

Reid: Sorry. Uh, you know, I don’t know. It’s just like the attack of the science-nerd guy. I don’t really —

Luke: You’re babbling again.

Reid: I know. I don’t know what else to do.

Next week on "As the World Turns."

Luke: I do have feelings for you. I can’t deny that anymore. But I’m in love with Noah.


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