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Friday, September 17, 2010

In the last ever episode of As the World Turns, Henry and his new bride Barbara play a prominent role.  They're shown happily beginning their married life together.  Barbara severs her business relationship with her son Paul, and there is peace in the Ryan family (at least for now).  Henry Coleman, who entered our lives almost eleven years ago as a snarky TV news director, leaves dancing with the love of his life.

Today’s episode was directed by Chris Goutman and written by Susan Dansby.


Transcripts from TVMegasite

Henry: Rise and shine, Mrs. Coleman.


Bob (narration): Going through the changes life throws at you together is part of any marriage. But doing it with a sense of humor may be the key to a happy marriage.

Barbara: Oh my. You -- you know that I never, never, ever mind when you kiss me.

Henry: Excellent. Let's just -- let's keep that tradition going.

Barbara: Yeah, but the problem is -- the problem is if you keep that up, we're never gonna get over to Paul and Emily's for dinner.

Henry: You have the most luscious slope of neck I've ever seen in my entire life. It's ridiculous.

Barbara: Well, you can admire my slope later on.

Henry: You know, uh, if tonight really is an olive branch from Paul and Emily, are you sure you want to talk to Paul about the decisions that we've made?

Barbara: Paul's gonna be upset no matter when we tell him.

Henry: And you're sure this is what you want?

Barbara: More than anything.


Barbara: Hello.

Henry: Uh, sorry to interrupt.

Emily: Hello.

[Emily laughs]

Paul: Can I get you guy a drink?

Henry: Yes.

Barbara: Well, I -- in a moment. Um, Honey, there's something I need to talk to you about, and I don't really know how to do it other than just kind of lay it out. So here.

Paul: What's this?

Barbara: I'm dissolving our partnership in B.R.O. Paul, I love you, and I have loved working with you. But I have Henry now, and I want to spend my time with him. So, um, I hope you'll understand.

Paul: I understand, more than you know.

Barbara: And you'll sign it?

Paul: Sure.

Emily: Wow. I have to admit, I honestly never thought I'd see the day where you would willingly walk away from your son.

Barbara: I am not walking away from my son, Emily. I'm setting him free. I'm setting both of us free. Thank you.

Paul: You're welcome.

Henry: Well, I think this calls for a toast, yes?

Paul: I agree.

Emily: [Laughs] Here you go.

Paul: Here you go. To the future. To us all getting exactly what we want.

All: Hear, hear.


Barbara: So, what did Dusty say?

Henry: Oh, that he has no problem selling Metro back to me, if it will make my wife happy.

Barbara: Oh. Well, nothing would make me happier than spending every night working and dancing with you in our club.

Henry: Then may I have this dance?


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