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NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ONLINE


NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ONLINE...
By CAROLYN HINSEY

"Simon and Lily: Sizzle in the Slammer"

Just because Lily and Simon survived that desert island on "As the World Turns" doesn't mean they are out of the woods. Next week, Lucinda will catch her very married daughter in liplock with Simon. In prison.

"Three months on an island is a long time," points out Paul Leyden, who plays hunky Australian rogue Simon. "In the end, Lily and Simon saw more in each other than they ever expected to." And when they got back to Oakdale this week, nothing was as they expected it to be. "Both of them feel isolated," explains Leyden. "Lily has lost the life she thought she had.....her husband slept with someone else, her family doesn't recognize her, her kids are confused. They find solace in each other."

Too bad they find that solace in jail, after Lily hears about Simon's arrest.

"Simon just grabs her and kisses her: 'Cop this!' They kiss passionately and try to grope each other through the bars of the jail and then her mom walks in," sets up Leyden. "Lucinda thinks it's Rose, and Lily's like, 'I can't believe you still don't recognize me!' It's funny and awkward. They've been caught."

After Lucinda confronts Lily and Simon, it's Lily's hubby's turn. "They go head-to-head," says Leyden. "Holden calls him a hustler and a swindler and Simon throws it right back: 'I'm a better man than you ---at least I would have known if I was sleeping with the right woman!' "

The "wrong" woman was Rose, a Lily look-alike who impersonated the heroine all summer. (Emmy winner Martha Byrne plays the dual role.) The resemblance will be explained on air Sept. 22.

Leyden describes the kiss as a "turning point" for Simon, adding that the character will probably be around for a while. "I think I'll hang around Oakdale doing something," he says.