As The World Turns Recaps: The week of April 26, 1999 on ATWT

Holden confessed to killing David. He called Julia to say that Jack was on the way to see her. Julia panicked and ran to Reid; they spent the night together at the lake. Molly didn't know what to do about her feelings for Reid. Julia discovered that Reid had a child. Emily's trial ended, and she went into labor.
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Monday,March 26, 1999

Holden went over to Jack's house and told him that he needed Jack's help. Jack asked if there was something wrong with Hope. Holden started to try to explain, but he was rambling, and Jack wasn't following. Holden slowed down and told Jack that Hope was not Hope. David had switched babies on them.

Jack wanted to know how Lily was taking the news, and Holden told him that he had not told her yet. Jack wondered if that was such a good idea. Holden said that he wouldn't tell her until they had found her baby. Jack made a call to find out about the search for David Stenbeck and his father. The trail had gone cold. He hung up, and he kept talking to Holden about where they could look for David.

Holden blew up at Jack and said that David Stenbeck was gone. Jack had a stunned look on his face. Jack told Holden to tell him what he was holding back. He said that it wouldn't leave the room. Holden said that David was dead. Jack wanted to know how Holden knew that David was dead, and Holden said, "Because I shot him, and he died."

Andy walked into the hospital and saw Denise sitting there. At the same time, she looked up and realized that she knew him. Denise told Andy why she was there at the hospital and how she knew Lily and wanted to help Hope. Andy couldn't believe that she was involved with people that he had known for a long time. Andy asked her about New York, and she lied and said that she had gone there, but it hadn't worked out. She told him about dancing, landing on her foot wrong, and hurting her ankle.

Denise changed the subject and asked Andy about being back in Oakdale. He told her about his mother having a medical emergency but said she was okay. Andy had a flashback about the night that he had first met Denise. He had walked into a bar and ordered a whiskey, straight up, and had asked the bartender to leave the bottle. Denise had started to talk to him, and they had ended up spending the night together. Andy told her that he was thankful for her helping him that night.

A nurse walked out and told Denise that the doctor was ready for her testing. When she returned, Andy was still there, and she told him that he was next. He asked her if she would be around when he finished, and she said that she had to be somewhere, but she would see him around.

Molly and Reid were kissing, and he took her into his apartment. They were going at it, and he laid her down on the couch and got on top of her. They were still kissing. Reid whispered in her ear, "Say that you still love me." Molly pushed him away and wanted to know what he had just said. He tried to deny that he had said anything, but she wouldn't let him get away with it.

Molly knew exactly what he had said, and they had never been in love. Even if they had been, she would have remembered. She grabbed his face and demanded that he tell her what was going on. Reid said that he owed her an apology. He started to tell her about being involved with someone that reminded him of her. She didn't buy his explanation, and she wanted to know why he was so fixated on her. Reid had a flashback of them making love when he had been David.

Molly broke Reid out of his daydream and wanted him to answer her. He went into a long psychoanalytical explanation of her wanting to be the seductress and the thrill of the hunt. She got mad at the explanation and left his apartment. When she was outside the door, she was talking to herself, saying that she had a good man and wondering why she couldn't leave "this guy" alone. Inside, Reid was telling himself that he'd better forget about her; she was messing up his plans.

At Emily's trial, Tom had just put Margo through hell on the stand and had turned around and seen Adam. The judge asked him if he was finished, and Margo said, "Yes, we are definitely finished." Tom turned to look at her and told the judge that the witness could be excused. Margo got off the stand and ran to Adam and hugged him. They went out into the hall. Tom asked the judge for a recess, and the judge denied him his request and told him to proceed.

Out in the hall, Margo asked Adam why he had gone to court, but before he could answer her, she broke down and started to cry. Adam told her that his father had sunk lower than Adam had ever thought he would. Margo told Adam that his father was just doing his job. She tried to explain that he had just been trying to discredit her to the jury. Adam couldn't believe that Margo was defending Tom. He told her that they would go home, and he would make her some of the herbal tea that she liked.

Alec had followed Margo out of the courtroom and was watching and listening to her and Adam. Margo told Adam that she needed some time alone. She needed to take a walk, and she wanted him to go home and wait for her there. He said to her that he was proud of her and for her not to be too long. When he was gone, Alec walked up to Margo and said that he thought that she needed some company at that moment.

Margo took Alec to the rooftop that she and Tom had gone to many times before. She told him about the last time that they had been there. Tom had had a romantic dinner ready for them, but she had already found out about him and Emily. She had felt like she'd had to go to that place to say goodbye. She started to ramble that she didn't know how she was going to do everything herself. She told him that she and Tom had been a team.

Alec told Margo that he would be there for her. All she had to do was ask. He would do anything for her. She asked him if he had a time machine, and he said that he had forgotten to take it with him. She asked him if he could erase that day, and he said, "And miss this skyline?" She turned to him and asked him if he would marry her. He had a stunned look on his face.

Margo started to laugh and said that she had gotten Alec. He told her that it took more than that to get him. He asked her if she would like to go for some coffee. She said, "No. Do you know where I would like to go? Back to your place."

Back in the courtroom, Tom called Emily to the stand. He had her tell the jury about when she had first met David and how their relationship had turned out. She told them that he had been great at first and then had turned obsessive. She had thought that when he had nabbed her at Fairwinds that he was going to kill her. She denied ever hiring an actor to kidnap her, and she said she had not killed the man intentionally. She had just wanted to get away from him.

The other lawyer started her questioning of Emily. She started out talking about all the lies that Emily had told, only to snare Tom Hughes. The lawyer went on to say that Emily wanted everyone to believe that all that had happened to her. She told Emily to save everyone a lot of time and trouble and to just admit that she had lied. Emily lost it. She jumped to her feet and said that she would use her own grandmother would sell her soul to the devil to get what she wanted.

The courtroom erupted. Emily realized that she had just made a big mistake, and the judge tried to call the court to order. Tom objected and asked for some time so Emily could compose herself. Emily told him no; she had to get through it. She told the court that she had done a lot of awful things. When she had accused Eddie of the mugging, that had drawn her and Tom closer together.

Emily said that Margo hadn't appreciated Tom the way that she had. She and Tom had started working together, and everything had clicked. She said that Tom was everything that she wanted in a man. The lawyer asked if she had known that he was married, and she said that she had known that.

Emily went on to tell the jury that she was having the baby, and she could be a good mother. She realized that she had just been a one-night stand for Tom. She said that she was sorry for everything that she had done, and all she had wanted was for Tom to love her. However, all she really wanted was a chance to raise her baby.

Tom gave his closing argument. He told the jury that David should be on trial, not Emily Stewart. The judge told the court that they would take a recess. Emily thanked Tom for all he had done for her. Tom said that there was something that he had to do, and Emily wanted to know where he was going. He said that he would be right back.

Tom ran out into the hall and asked the guard if he had seen Detective Hughes, and the guard said that she had left. He called home, and Adam answered the phone. Tom said, "Hi, buddy." Adam said, "You are not my father!" and hung up on Tom.

Back in court, the judge gave instructions to the jury. She excused them to the jury room for deliberations. Tom asked Susan to stay with Emily, and Emily asked him what he was going to do. He told her not to worry; he would be back. He told her that Adam was very upset, and he was going to check on him. As Tom was leaving the courtroom, Emily started to have pains.

Tuesday, April 27, 1999

Jack wanted to know how Holden had killed David. He told Jack the whole story. He reported that David had told him that Lily and the baby were dead and in the bottom of the river. Jack asked Holden what he had done with the body. Holden said that he had buried David in the woods.

Jack got upset with Holden for withholding that information from him. Holden tried to explain that he hadn't been able to tell him because if James had found out, he would have killed Holden's family. Jack remembered that Julia had been with Holden, and Holden said that she had helped him bury the body and the money. Jack got even more upset with that information. Holden said that they had told her that she could not tell him. He told Jack that she had wanted to, but they had not let her.

Holden looked at Jack and said that they had not been able to tell him about David because he would have had to turn them in, but Holden verified that Jack could still do that. Holden said that he would have to go to Hal and tell him the whole story. Jack said that he needed to regroup because his whole world was falling apart. Holden said that they had a baby that they loved, but their real baby was somewhere that only David knew, and David was dead. Jack said that their baby was first, and the issue would be put on the backburner for the time being. Jack left to go see Julia at the hospital.

Reid approached the desk where Julia was working to get some files. They exchanged glances but didn't speak a word. Carly walked in and saw the two together. As Reid was leaving, Carly walked up to the desk and said to Julia that it had to be strange that she had to work with her therapist. Julia said that they didn't work together, and they didn't see each other that often.

Carly asked if Jack had gotten her note that she had left the other night. She told Julia that she wanted to make sure that Julia hadn't done anything to it before he had seen the note. Julia said that she was not Carly, and she didn't have to play games with Jack for him to love her. Carly just couldn't understand why he hadn't called her; he had always called her in the past. Julia said that maybe he was just too busy for her. Carly said that Julia should try to get along with her because they were going to be relatives.

Carly held up her hand and showed Julia the diamond on her finger and said that she and Brad were engaged. Julia said that Carly was getting desperate, flaunting her engagement to Brad in front of Jack. She said that Jack loved her, and Carly should stop playing games with him. Carly walked away from the desk, and Reid walked up again. They still were not saying anything to each other.

Just as Julia was about to speak, Rita got off the elevator, demanding that Reid go home and take her and the baby for a picnic. He grabbed her and took her away from the desk. He asked her where the baby was, and she told him that she had left her in the car in the parking garage. He yelled at her, asked her if she was crazy, and pushed her into the elevator. Julia was watching the whole scene.

Carly returned to aggravate Julia, and Julia's phone rang. It was Holden, and he told her that Jack was on his way to see her. He told her about telling him about David. She got all upset. She hung up the phone and went to see Reid.

In the parking garage, Reid opened the car door and grabbed the baby out of her seat. The baby started to cry. He was yelling at Rita for being so stupid. She said that it wasn't like leaving her in a mall parking lot; the garage was safer. Reid yelled that people stole children every day.

Reid told Rita that she should have stayed home. She said that was what they had been doing, but he had promised to take them on a picnic. She accused him of being obsessed with Julia. She had seen how they had been looking at each other when she had gone in. She looked at him and said that they should just go home. He said that she should go home and leave the baby with him.

Rita asked Reid if he was mad at her, and he said that she should just go home, and he would deal with her later. He hugged the baby close to his body and apologized for yelling. He told her that he wanted her to be everything that he wanted her to be, and her birth mother just didn't understand. Reid put the baby back into the car seat. He was talking to her and calming her down.

Julia walked up behind him and around the car. She saw the baby in the back seat, and she was surprised. She got in the front seat of the car, and so did Reid. Julia looked back at the baby and then at Reid.

Emily had the baby with Tom as her coach

Eddie told Denise that Alec had hired a photographer to take pictures of all the dancers. When Denise went out front, the photographer was Andy. Andy looked up and said that it was funny, seeing her so soon. Andy took the pictures and told Eddie that he would have them ready in a couple of days. Andy said goodbye to Denise. Eddie looked at Denise and said that Andy was a really decent guy, and she said, "Yeah, real decent."

Margo was in Alec's hotel room, and he was pouring champagne for them. He gave Margo her glass, and she tried to make a toast, but everything went back to Tom. Alec said that he would make the toast, and he said, "To Margo, a very beautiful detective." They sipped the champagne, and then Alec leaned in for a kiss. Just before their lips touched, Margo said that she couldn't do it. She suggested that maybe Alec was accustomed to having a woman every night, but she wasn't that way.

Alec told Margo that he didn't expect women to have a couple glasses of champagne and then put out. She tried to explain to him that there was nothing to the Detective Love stuff. She told him the whole story about how she and Eddie had met. She had taken Eddie under her wing to help him out when his mother had died. She told him how Emily had gotten in the middle of it and had blown everything out of proportion. She even told him about the night that she had gone to Eddie to cheat on Tom because she had wanted to hurt Tom like he had hurt her.

Margo told Alec about Eddie being more mature than her and setting her back on the straight and narrow. Margo said that the bottom line was she loved Eddie Silva. Alec said that she was just what Eddie had needed. Without her, Eddie would not be running his club, and he would not have been there.

Alec walked up behind Margo and took the glass out of her hand. He said that he hoped that she wouldn't feel regretful in the morning. He told her that she drew out the gentleman in him, and she asked, "You are not a gentleman at times?" They started to kiss, and Margo's phone rang. She answered it and found out that Emily's verdict was in.

Wednesday, April 28, 1999

The bailiff informed Margo that Emily had gone into labor, and Tom had gone with her to the hospital. Carly admitted to Jack that she didn't love Brad. When Julia saw baby Melinda, Reid explained that she was his daughter. Julia was desperate to talk to Dr. Hamilton -- Holden had told Jack about killing David.

Camille saw an article in the paper about Peter Wentworth divorcing his wife and refused when Brad begged her to forget all about Peter. Julia worried to Reid about how Jack would act, since he knew she had hidden the truth about David. Reid then took Julia along for a ride.

Margo watched as Tom and Emily reveled in their son then stepped in to tell Emily that the verdict was in. When Brad refused to elaborate about his connection to Peter, Camille determined to start searching on her own. Brad tried to get Peter to back off by informing him he'd have his money in May, after his marriage.

Jack admitted to Carly that he and Julia were having problems. Julia swore herself to secrecy about Reid having a daughter. Tom apologized to Margo for ripping her apart on the stand. A bitter Margo congratulated him on a job well done and advised him to stay away from Adam when his instinct was to go talk to him.

Jack and Rita realized their respective mates were probably with each other. Reid took Julia on a moonlight picnic by a lake and fed her anger with Holden. Carly worried that a "damaged" Julia would break Jack's heart.

Reid badmouthed Jack and warned Julia that if she was going to marry her policeman, she was going to have to accept the fact that he was uncompromising and rigid. Emily was convinced she'd be found innocent when she went to court the next morning. Margo had to comfort an angry Adam after she told him he had a new brother.

An angry Brad turned Camille away when he found her doing research on the Internet. Carly exulted in telling Camille about her engagement to Brad.

Rita relayed to a worried Jack that Reid hadn't gotten home the night before, either. Reid told a torn Julia that she had become more than a patient to him.

Thursday, April 29, 1999

Adam summoned Hal before he and Margo left for the trial and professed that he was no longer associated with Tom and would like to legally change his name to Munson. Hal suggested that Adam needed to give the situation time and not to do things out of anger. Adam insisted that Tom meant absolutely nothing to him.

At the courthouse, Tom and Emily were thinking over names for their baby. Emily wanted to name him Thomas Hughes Jr., but that didn't go over well with Tom, who suggested that she think of another name that would be less hurtful to his other two sons. Court was called to order, and Tom and Emily were shocked when the jury convicted her on the charge of first-degree murder. She gave the baby to her mother and Tom and was taken off to jail. Tom turned around to see Margo, but she had left.

At the Oasis, Eddie told Georgia that he was going to quit school. After Georgia tried to persuade him to change his mind, he finally revealed that he couldn't afford to go anymore. Georgia leaked the news to Alec, who made a call about a scholarship fund. Eddie entered and talked to Alec about the trial and Margo. Eddie said that he realized that Margo and he had been spending a lot of time together, but he didn't want Alec complicating her life at that moment.

Julia and Reid finally showed up, and Reid asked if she wanted him to stay. She told him she would be okay, and he left. Jack got home, and he and Julia fought. Julia insisted that nothing had happened with her and Reid, and although he would not be her therapist anymore, he would remain in her life as a friend. There was a knock on the door -- it was Reid.

Susan and Chris had an altercation concerning his work at the hospital. He tried to explain that he had personal problems. Susan told him that he had to keep his private life out of the hospital, and he just slyly reminded her that she should also. Kim walked in, and he quickly covered that Susan was having a difficult time because of Emily. Kim was there to get typed and see if she could donate bone marrow for Hope.

Chris was concerned, and she said not to worry. Katie, seeing how well Chris had covered his butt, went over and congratulated him on his technique -- of lying. They talked a bit and found that they both had a lot of deceptive ways in common.

Friday, April 30, 1999

With visions of Reid still dancing in her head, Molly went to the station and surprised Andy by pulling him into an embrace. Emma was not amused when Carly arrived at the farm with fabric swatches in hand. Jack and Reid squared off at Jack's house, with Reid refusing to leave. Emma rejected Carly's so-called peace offering -- she knew Carly was just using Brad.

Jack punched Reid when the doctor suggested that Julia went to him only because she had found Jack lacking. Emma gave Carly a dressing-down when she insinuated that Julia was involved with Reid. Carly retaliated by revoking Emma's invitation to the wedding. Ben surprised Denise with a romantic lunch on a roof in Milltown.

A furious Julia ordered Jack to leave. Jack apologized to the doctor, but not for what he had said -- he still believed Reid was manipulating Julia. Reid pushed Julia away. Molly told Andy she didn't want to be left alone with Reid but refused to say anything more.

Emma went to WOAK and gave Holden the package Jack had sent him -- it was David's things that had been left at the cabin. Together, they rifled through the package, and Emma found a scrap of paper with a phone number on it. Reid was unable to catch his breath, but fearing his plastic surgery scars would be discovered, he ran off. Julia tried to track down Jack, but he was at the farm, surveying Emma's wedding decorations. Carly was there to comfort him and clean up his bloody knuckles.

Holden asked Molly about David's desire to have kids and learned David had wanted to adopt because he had feared any biological children he'd had would inherit not only the Stenbeck genes but his severe asthma. Julia found a collapsed Reid on her porch, searching for his inhaler.

Julia was horrified when she discovered blood on Reid's shirt. Jack stopped Carly when she went to leave. Julia uncovered Reid's old bullet wound. Andy and Denise shared an awkward conversation. Holden called the phone number he had found, and Denise answered at the Oasis.


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