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As The World Turns Transcript Friday 6/27/08

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Henry: You know, every time I pour one of these, I just marvel -- marvel at the beauty of it. It's crystalline perfection. It's clarity.

Katie: Mmm.

Henry: Here. Cheers.

Katie: Cheers.

Henry: That's right. Savor it!

Katie: Mmm. Oh. That's good. So, tell me.

Henry: Yeah?

Katie: Now that you've taken over for Carly here, do people tell you their problems all the time?

Henry: Well, you know, it's been the lot of bartenders since Herodotus.

Katie: What?

Henry: Spill it, Peretti.

Katie: Snyder. Spill what?

Henry: Whatever's bothering you?

Katie: Nothing.

Henry: Oh, come on. It's me, Katie.

Katie: Okay, just one little question.

Henry: All right.

Katie: What does it say when your husband decides to spend the evening with the girl he got pregnant in high school?

Mike: It's says your husband is nuts.

[Janet kisses Brad]

Brad: Whoa. Whoa. Whoa. Where did that come from?

Janet: You know where, and you know why.

Brad: No. Are you hungry? All of a sudden, I feel like I'm kind of hungry.

Janet: I still love you. I still love you, and I have since high school.

Brad: Maybe pizza. Pizza would be good -- get it on the way home.

Janet: And don't pretend that this didn't happen. And don't pretend you didn't want it to happen.

Brad: No, I didnít. I don't know what you're talking about.

Janet: Liar. Mmm.

[Jack walks in and sees Liberty and Parker kissing]

[Door slams]

Liberty: Oh, hi, uh --

Parker: Hi. Dad --

Jack: Hey.

Liberty: Hi, Uncle Jack.

Parker: What are you doing here?

Jack: Well, I went by Al's to pick you up like we discussed, and Brad told me you guys went to the movies.

Liberty: Well, it was -- it was totally my fault.

Jack: Was it?

Liberty: Yes. I asked Parker if he wanted to help me with my homework, right?

Jack: That was homework?

Liberty: No, that -- that was kissing. We did the homework before. Are you hungry?

[Janet kisses Brad]

Brad: Janet. Janet, come on! Come on! You have to stop doing that! Come on!

Janet: Why -- 'cause I'm wearing down your resistance?

Brad: No, because any more of this, it's gonna be hard to act like nothing happened.

Janet: I'm glad it happened. I'm glad you finally know how I feel.

Brad: Listen to me. You don't love me.

Janet: What?

Brad: You don't love me.

Janet: Why do you think I'm here? Do you think I like watching you be married to somebody else? Do you think I like seeing Liberty ensconced in this new, happy family?

Brad: You said you wanted that.

Janet: I do want that. I want what's best for her. But I can't pretend anymore. I want you, too. I want you now just as much as I did the day I saw you on the football field.

Brad: Janet. Janet.

Janet: And you wanted me. I think you still do.

Carly: Holden, we can't do this.

Holden: You're right.

[Carly and Holden make love]

Liberty: So I got everyone their own bowls 'cause no one in the universe likes as much salt as I do.

Parker: Yeah, you know, can we just go home? Is that okay?

Jack: Sure, I think that's a great idea. Liberty, always a pleasure.

Liberty: Oh, you guys don't want to stay? 'Cause I got popcorn.

Parker: Yeah, I'll see you around.

Liberty: Hey, thank you for the math help because I'm totally in love with cosines now.

Jack: There was no need for a paternity test. You are Brad's child.

Liberty: Hey -- thanks. Uncle Jack, could I just talk to you seriously for a second without this, like, annoying brassy exterior thing?

Jack: About what?

Liberty: My mom. I don't know. I just -- if you could just not tell her about what you saw here tonight. Like, you could maybe tell her about popcorn, but not the whole kissing thing. 'Cause given her history, which you'll probably understand, she gets a little hysterical when it comes to me and guys.

Jack: Right.

Liberty: And it's not like I would ever be as stupid as she was -- well, still is kind of, if you know what I mean, but --

Jack: Well, your concern for her is overwhelming. Like Parker said, I'll see you around.

Brad: Okay, sit. I never thought I'd say this in a million years, but I think we need to talk. Yep, yep, yep. We're gonna talk. Listen to me. You don't love me. I don't think you love me.

Janet: That's not your call.

Brad: No, no, listen to me. Look, you know -- I think you're just stuck on me like I'm some kind of kidney stone that you can't pass -- not that I would know anything about that, but we did this segment on the show --

Janet: Brad, don't talk. You're really not good at it, okay?

Brad: Okay, but, you know, I get it. I get it. I get it. You know, I get it. You know, it's like flying for the first time and someone bumps you up to first class, and then from there on out, it's like coach, middle seat.

Janet: You know how bad I have it? You say all that, and I still love you.

Brad: Will you stop saying that? I mean, you got to get over this high school thing. I mean, it's like -- it's like you're protecting yourself.

Janet: Well, I'm starting to feel pretty beat up right now.

Brad: Okay. Okay, another thing I never thought I would say. But you could do much better than me.

Janet: We both know you don't mean that.

Brad: I do. I do. And better than me is someone who really loves you. I donít. I don't, Janet. And I never did.

Katie: Brad got all weird because Jack took Janet out. He took her to Parker's tennis match.

Mike: Parker's -- not Parker's tennis match? I mean, what's next? Can I ask that?

Katie: See, that's your response -- a sane response. Brad, however --

Mike: Decides to spend time with Janet.

Katie: What Brad and Jack have going, calling it sibling rivalry is like saying that World War II is a slight difference of opinion.

Mike: Hmm. How mature.

Katie: Well, actually, Brad has matured a lot over the past few months -- much more than I have.

Mike: You're not really worried about this, are you?

Katie: No, no. It's just that Janet -- she's just -- I know she doesn't mean to, but she pushes a lot of Brad's buttons. He feels guilty and protective of her, and, ugh, I don't even want to say it, but it's like he's obsessed with her.

Mike: Then I feel sorry for you. I know what it's like to be married to someone who is obsessed with their ex.

Janet: Thanks for letting me down easy.

Brad: Oh, Janet, I'm trying to get through to you. You need to stop focusing on me, and you need to move on -- find someone who's worthy of -- worthy of you being so -- so great and everything.

Janet: Like Jack?

Brad: No, no, no, no, no -- not Jack. That's not what I'm talking about. You know that. Jack -- off limits. Off limits. He's a train wreck waiting to happen.

Janet: This is what's confusing me! You wouldn't be so flipped out over me and Jack if you didn't still have feelings for me!

Brad: I just don't want to see you getting hurt, you know, or bored to death, which is a real possibility with Jack.

Janet: What about at the tennis match the other day? You, me, and Liberty -- she was sitting between us, and we were all holding hands. Look me in the eye and tell me you didn't feel a connection. Like we all belonged together.

Brad: The connection that we have -- it's because we have a beautiful, funny, smart daughter. But Janet, that is the extent of it. I am with Katie. I want to be with Katie. Want to spend the rest of my life with her.

Janet: Like I want to spend mine with you?

Brad: Oh, come on, come on, come on. Please, stop crying. I am so not worth it! Come on.

Liberty: Wow. I turn my back for one moment, and look what happens. Which one of you wants to give me an explanation?

Parker: I'm tired. I'm going to bed.

Jack: You can put it off as long as you like, but we're gonna have to talk about it sometime.

Parker: What's there to talk about?

Jack: Parker, she's older than you, and you said it yourself. What if she's not as in to you as you're in to her?

Parker: What makes you say that? You just assume that I'm some geek pushing myself on her?

Jack: No.

Parker: And maybe if you stop being a cop for five minutes, you wouldn't be alone. I'm sorry. I didn't -- just -- just came out.

Jack: No, hey, Parker. One thing your mom taught me. Whenever your kid is telling you the truth, you really can't get upset about it.

Parker: That's not the truth.

Jack: Well, whatever. You don't like me butting into your personal life. I get that. But --

Parker: But?

Jack: I like Liberty. I do. I think she's a funny kid. But sometimes when people think everything's a joke, they can cause a lot of pain.

Carly: Wow. That was really --

Holden: Yeah. It was.

Carly: So, what do we do now?  

Holden: I feel like for so long I've been worried about things. I've been thinking about so many things -- talking way too much about things. I want you to know that when I'm around you, I feel like -- I feel like I can really -- really be myself.

Carly: I think I know what you mean. And I think that was a very sweet way of letting me know that you don't want to talk.

Holden: No, no. That's not what I meant. I want you to know that you make me feel really good -- even before this. And I just hope that --

Carly: What?

Holden: I hope you're not sorry that we did this.

Carly: I'm not sorry.

Jack: I'm gonna stay here tonight while your mom's away. But there's something I got to do.

Parker: No. Please do not tell Brad and Janet about this.

Jack: It's not that big of a deal. It's not like anything bad happened.

Parker: Then why do you have to tell them about it?

Jack: Because, I just want to -- she's older than you.

Parker: What difference does it make?

Jack: A lot. A lot at your age.

Parker: You know, Mom would be so much cooler about this.

Jack: Probably. But you have two parents, and I'm the one that's here.

Brad: Nice of you to knock.

Liberty: Oh, I'm sorry. I didn't really think I would walk in on my parents making out.

Brad: That is not what's happening here. We were having a very serious conversation, and your mother got upset.

Liberty: Right.

Brad: And I was trying to make her feel better. That's it.

Janet: Its okay, Brad. Just go.

Brad: Okay -- your insights -- wrong. All my insights -- right. Okay, you be real nice to your mother 'cause she's way too nice to you. I'm sorry. I'm so sorry.

Liberty: So, you finally made your move, Mom, huh?

Janet: Donít.

Liberty: You made your move --

Janet: Just donít.

Liberty: And you just blew everything sky-high.

Mike: I'm sorry. I didn't mean to get personal.

Katie: No, you know what? How about this? How about you don't apologize for something we both know I had coming?

Mike: You were having a bad night, and I just made it worse.

Katie: I should have been a little more sensitive.

Mike: Huh?

Katie: My ex-husband that I treated really, really, really badly probably doesn't need to hear about my present marital issues.

Mike: Maybe.

Katie: Are you still mad at me? I mean, of course you are, but --

Mike: Katie, I'm fine. I wouldn't come back if I couldn't handle it.

Katie: Right. Wow. Mike Kasnoff saying everything's fine, nothing to worry about -- just like always.

Mike: Okay, fine. I hate your guts. Is that better?

Katie: Maybe a little more honest.

Mike: Let's just leave the past in the past. All right, and I just want you to know that as mad as I was at you, I never came close to hating you.

Janet: It's none of your business.

Liberty: None of my business? None of my business? I don't really know if you realize this, Mom, but my entire life has revolved around your relationship with this particular dude.

Janet: That is not true.

Liberty: And it's my business because you made it my business because you were always pining after some guy who was never in the picture. I mean, why do you think I finally decided to take off and go find him?

Janet: Okay. You know what? This is not a conversation for tonight. All right? I admit I was the worst mother in the whole world. But let's talk about it tomorrow, okay? Not tonight.

Liberty: I'm not saying you are a bad mother, Mom. I'm saying you can be really dumb, okay? Really dumb.

Janet: Oh, thanks a lot. That makes me feel better.

Liberty: I mean, I could just picture you throwing yourself at him, and him rejecting you.

Janet: Wow. This is the conversation I always dreamed about having with my daughter.

Liberty: But, Mom. Okay, I know -- I know he's kind of cute and funny, but he's really not that great. I just got really ticked because I don't want to see you crying about him again.

Janet: I'll make a deal with you.

Liberty: What?

Janet: I will try and stop crying as long as you promise me that you will never end up like me. Don't ever let a guy throw you away. Especially someone who will walk away and never think about you again.

Liberty: Mom, you don't have to worry about me, really, at all because I'm the one who does the walking, not the crying.

Janet: God, I hope so. [Knock on door] Hey, just get rid of whoever it is. I look like crap.

Liberty: Okay, okay. Well --

Jack: Hey.

Liberty: Hey, we meet again.

Jack: Yeah.

Liberty: Hmm.

Jack: Your mom around?

Liberty: Uh, yeah. She's really upset. So honestly, if you bring up the whole Parker thing, I think it would send her over the edge. Okay, later.

Jack: Hey.

Janet: Hi, Jack.

Jack: Wow, you look like hell.

Janet: Wow, thanks. That's just what every girl wants to hear.

Jack: You want to tell me what you're crying about?

Janet: It's no big deal. I just made a total fool out of myself, and it's all your fault.

Carly: Can I just say one thing?

Holden: Has anyone ever stopped you?

Carly: No. I just want you to know that I realize how complicated your life is. And one of the things that I really like about you is how you balance everything, look after your family.

Holden: Oh, my family. I can't even go there.

Carly: It's just this -- whatever happens, whatever has happened -- I will not become a complication for you.

Holden: No?

Carly: No. I expect nothing of you. You owe me nothing.

Holden: Can we just stop talking?

Carly: Do you understand what I said -- what I meant?

Holden: Carly. You define the word complication.

Carly: I guess I was trying to be noble. I've never been very good at that.

Holden: This wasn't exactly a surprise. These last few weeks I haven't avoided you. But for as long as we can, can we just try to talk about things that really matter, like three-legged races, how to jump-start a car, how to hitchhike?

Carly: Hey, now that last one was mean.

Holden: I just want to say -- I'm really happy. It's been a long time since that was true.

Carly: It couldn't happen to a nicer guy. [Knock on door] Oh, maybe that's Winkie making sure that we don't have any alcohol in here.

Holden: You know what?

Carly: Hmm?

Holden: I'll be right back.

Carly: Okay.

[Gasps]

Holden: Is something, uh --

Faith: Dad, how come it took you so long to answer the door? Can I come in?

Holden: What are you doing here? Is everything okay?

Faith: Yeah, we were just having a raid on another cabin, and one of the counselors said that you were stuck here because of the rain.

Holden: Right. Right. That's right.

Faith: So they said I could come visit, but, Daddy, it's raining. Can I please come in?

Holden: Yeah, yeah, sure. It's just, uh --

Faith: Carly's here, too?

Carly: Hi, Honey.

Faith: Hi. Does Sage know you're here? Wait, wait. Why didn't you guys tells us that you came back?

Holden: Well, we didn't want to spoil your night. So, what happened after the talent show? What did you guys do? Did you have a party or something?

Faith: Why is your mattress on the floor?

Carly: Well, the bunk collapsed.

Holden: Yeah. It was, uh -- it was quite a surprise.

Faith: It seems like you guys are having a pretty weird night.

Jack: Oh, this is my favorite thing. Something, and I have no idea what it is, is all my fault. It feels like I'm still married.

Janet: You know what? This isn't a really good time for me. I think you should go.

Jack: What, that serious? What -- what -- what -- what happened? And why is it all my fault?

Janet: I was just trying to make myself feel better. We both know it's all my fault.

Jack: Now, wait. We both don't know that because I don't know what you're talking about.

Janet: I told Brad how I really felt about him.

Jack: Oh. I didn't tell you to do that. I told you to get it out of your system.

Janet: That's how I interpreted it.

Jack: Oh. Didn't go so well?

Janet: No.

Jack: Okay, well, then it's all my fault. Blame me.

Janet: No, come on. I can't blame you. Because no matter what you did say, I'm pretty sure you didn't say, "Hey, act like a stupid 17-year-old and tell the guy that you're in love with him and scare the crap out of him," which is exactly what I did.

Jack: Oh, sorry.

Janet: I'm really afraid I might be a ridiculous person.

Jack: No. You're not a ridiculous -- listen. You're sensitive. You feel deeply. That's not ridiculous. I think that's pretty great.

Janet: I have a 16-year-old daughter with more sense than me. When am I gonna grow up? When am I gonna learn when to quit?

Liberty: Hey. So, stomping all over a woman's heart really works up an appetite, huh?

Brad: You know I'm really worried about your mother, and that just makes me feel so much better.

Liberty: Yeah, well, if you were worried about her, maybe you could have been, like, a little nicer to her. And God, are we supposed to drink out of that now? That's just gross.

Brad: I think you're worried about her, too, and you're just looking out for her.

Liberty: Someone has to.

Brad: Look. I think the only way for us all to get through this is to be honest. And you know, no one's doing your mother any favors by letting her believe something that's not gonna happen.

Liberty: Okay, I just -- ugh, I can't believe her, you know? It's like she let one stupid prom night ruin her entire life.

Brad: No, no. She doesn't think that. She thinks you're the greatest thing that ever happened.

Liberty: Oh, I'm totally not talking about me. I'm talking about you.

Brad: Look, I told you. Like, I am sorry. If she would have told me --

Liberty: Oh, my God. Do you not know why she didn't tell you?

Brad: She said that --

Liberty: Dude, she didn't want to know for sure you didn't love her. It's like she would have rather lived in this little fantasy world, and she put her whole life on hold for you, and now that's totally gone.

[Parker sends Liberty a text message]

Parker: Liberty. How weird was it when my dad walked in on us? Laugh out loud. Could I be more stupid?

Katie: I want you to be happy.

Mike: I am happy.

Katie: No, I don't mean in that Zen "I never complain, so everything's fine" kind of way. I mean, "Like my girlfriend's so hot and thinks I hung the moon" kind of way.

Mike: I could live with that.

Katie: It'll happen. You're gonna find her. There is a girl out -- well, there's a lot of girls out there who are smarter than me, but -- it'll be the right one. Okay, I have to go check in, see how my new nuclear family dysfunctions tonight. Bye. Thank you. Bye.

Mike: Bye. Safe trip home.

Henry: Want another beer?

Mike: Why not? I got no place to go.

Henry: Right. You still have a thing for her, don't you?

Mike: No. It's an amicable split. We're still good friends.

Henry: Right. And I am Iron Man.

Jack: Yeah, you're right. You're too emotional. You act without thinking. You should be more like me. I mean, look how well it's worked out for me. I'm happily married. My kids adore me. My brother's like my best friend.

Janet: You're just trying to make me feel better.

Jack: No, I'm trying to make you see how awesome you are. And you're open. You don't laugh at anybody but yourself. I wish I was more like you.

Janet: I donít.

Jack: What --

Janet: I make a fool out of myself.

Jack: So do I. Janet, so do all of us. We all do. Better to make a fool out of yourself trying to connect with someone, don't you think? I mean, tonight something came up with Parker -- and I did what I always do. I'm always right, and I told him how much he screwed up.

Janet: What? What he'd do that was so bad?

Jack: He acted like a kid. That's all. He made the mistake that most kids make, and I always -- he told me I always act like a cop.

Janet: Oh, that's not true.

Jack: No, it is. It is. No, okay. Here I am trying to make you feel better, and I'm talking about myself.

Janet: Oh, no, no, no. Go. I like it. I like it. Please.

Jack: No, but my point is, I don't want you to go changing just because of what happened with Brad tonight.

Janet: I'm not gonna go changing, Jack. I'm just gonna join a monastery in Brazil.

Jack: No, no. I can't let that happen, either.

Faith: It's a bracelet that I made for Mom. You can give it to her when you go back.

Holden: Wow. This is really great. She's gonna love it.

Faith: And the beads right there, they're like her eyes, right?

Holden: Yeah. I'll make sure she gets it. I'm gonna walk you back to your bunk, okay?

Faith: No, you don't have to do that. I know the way.

Holden: No. Oh, no, no. I insist. No arguments. Let's go.

Faith: Okay. Bye.

Carly: Bye, Sweetheart. Hey, you know, you were really good in that talent show.

Faith: Thanks. I'm happy you were in the audience. 'Cause my mom couldn't be there, you were like standing in for her. Thanks. Bye.

Holden: I'll be right back.

Carly: That was a reality check. What the hell were you thinking?

Janet: You're nice, Jack. You want to have a drink?

Jack: Oh, I wish I could. I got to get back to Parker.

Janet: Right.

Jack: Mmm.

Janet: That's right. Okay. Don't worry about it. You know what? You cheered me up. You made me feel better.

Jack: Good. Just remember what I said. Okay? Do you want to come with me? We can sit on my front porch and have a beer.

Janet: Yeah. Yeah, I'd love that, actually, because the type of mood I'm in usually gets me in a lot of trouble.

Jack: Well then, what you need to do is hang out with a cop.  

Janet: Thank you.

Jack: There you are. Well, I guess Parker's already in bed.

Janet: Is it weird staying here -- you know, when you used to live here when you were married?

Jack: Well, it's better for the kids. You know, this way they don't have to pack up everything and move it out to the farm every time their mom goes someplace. I'm gonna get that beer.

Janet: I caught that, by the way.

Jack: What?

Janet: You didn't answer my question. Thank you.

Jack: Is it weird? Yes, I guess it's weird a little bit. We had a lot of good times in this house. A lot of bad ones, too.

Janet: Mmm. But you move on. Which is something that I seem to have a problem doing.

Jack: I don't know about that. Listen, I think tonight was a good thing. You know that something you dreamed of can't happen, so you set it aside.

Janet: And move on.

Jack: Or pretend to. Look, I wish that Carly and I could have been that low percentage of people who stay married. But we werenít. So I've got to concentrate on all the wonderful things in my life.

Janet: Hmm. That's easy for you to say.

Holden: Carly?

[Carly left Holden a note and Holden reads it]

Carly: "Holden, see you back in the real world. Carly."

Henry: So, Carly has been resistant to the idea.

Mike: You really want to own a nightclub? It seems like a lot of responsibility.

Henry: No, no, no. I think of it more as like a pulpit, you know? I could be a role model for young martini drinkers. It's my way of giving back, Mike.

Mike: Ah. Great to see that you found your true calling.

Henry: Yeah.

Mike: I hate to be the one to break it to you, though. Carly is not known for changing her mind very easily.

Henry: I know that. That's why I have to find an ambassador or a negotiator, a closer, if you will.

Mike: Yeah? Who?

Henry: Drinks are on me tonight, by the way.

Mike: No.

Henry: Yes, Mike. She'll listen to you. Come on.

Mike: No. Well, why do you want to own a club? You already have the diner.

Henry: I want it for Vienna. I want her man to be the king of the empire. I guess an empire's situation, it would be an emperor, wouldn't it? But you know what I'm saying.

Mike: You're really crazy about her.

Henry: Mm-hmm. And lately I've been getting really ambitious. I've actually been looking into the mirror and saying, "Who are you?"

Mike: That's what the love of a good woman will do.

Henry: Yeah, you should try it. Keep looking.

Mike: Cardinal rule of being a bartender is just listen. Don't give advice. I'll see what I can do with Carly.

Henry: Thank you. A man like that going home alone, what's the world coming to?

Katie: What's burning?

Brad: A special treat. I made you cookies.

Katie: Those are cookies?

Brad: Yeah, well, I figured if I cooked them twice as hot, they'd be ready twice as fast.

Katie: Oh. You don't like to follow directions, do you?

Brad: Well, you know, some guy in a cookie factor thinks he knows everything. Preheat the oven. Grease the pan. He's not bossing me. Want to try one? May be a little --

Katie: Maybe in a little bit.

Brad: Dark.

Katie: Let's put these down for now. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. It's the thought that counts. So?

Brad: So?

Katie: Tonight? Janet? Any new developments?

Brad: Not really. I mean, she just confessed that she's always loved me and threw herself at me. You're not gonna say anything.

Katie: What's there to say? Except thank God.

Janet: There's something I didn't tell you about your brother tonight.

Jack: What?

Janet: He was really nice. He was firm, and he didn't pull any punches, but he was really, really nice about it.

Jack: Good. He ought to be. He owes you big time.

Janet: I wouldn't say that.

Jack: Come on. Look at Liberty. Look how great she is. You did that.

Janet: Hey. Speaking of Liberty. You never did tell my why you came over tonight and why Liberty took off so fast.

Jack: You need another beer?

Janet: Uh --

Jack: Yeah.

Janet: You're -- avoidance.

Jack: Yeah, I'll be right back.

Janet: Avoidance! Hey, I'll worm it out of you! You're not the only one who's good at interrogation!

Carly: Who the hell are you?

Janet: I'm Janet. You must be Carly.

Jack: Hey! I thought you got stuck out at the camp.

Carly: I got unstuck.

Jack: Oh, this is, uh -- this is Janet --

Carly: So you thought you'd, uh, bring a date into my house, Jack? You got nerve, haven't you? You got a lot of nerve.

Jack: You know, I'm not the teenage babysitter sneaking his girlfriend into the house.

Carly: Right. You're right. I'm exhausted. And the drive was miserable, and I took it out on you and your little friend. I'm sorry. I'm gonna go to bed. You can let yourself out and continue your great discussion of literature or whatever someplace else.

Jack: Wait, hold on a second. It was just the drive? Sage is okay? Nothing happened?

Carly: Everything's fine, Jack. Nothing happened. Good night, Janet. That's a nice blouse. You make it yourself?

Jack: That was Carly.

Janet: She makes quite a first impression, doesn't she?

Jack: Oh. You don't know the half of it.

Parker: Liberty. Thinking about you. Hope you enjoyed tonight as much as I did. You know, why don't you just show her your potholder collection? [Cell phone ringing] Or maybe show her your membership to the Hannah Montana fan club. Delete. Okay, I will not sound like a dweeb. I will not sound like a dweeb. [Parker answers his cell phone] Liberty? What's up?

Liberty: Hey. I just called to see if your dad got mad at you.

Parker: We had to have a talk. I hate having talks.

Liberty: Yeah. I get you. I think I kind of dodged that bullet. Hey, your dad came to see my mom.

Parker: I know.

Liberty: Yeah, except she was kind of in the middle of a meltdown, so I think they kind of didn't really get around to talking about us.

Parker: That's good.

Liberty: Yeah. Hey, I just wanted to tell you something. Tonight was, like, really great. I mean, it was the best.

Parker: Really? Because I was hoping that maybe --

Liberty: 'Cause this girl in my math class called, and apparently, like, no one can figure how to do the homework, and I don't know. Thanks to you, I think I might actually be at the top of my class.

Parker: That's what I'm here for.

Liberty: So, same thing? Tomorrow night, right?

Parker: Yeah, sure. Why not?

Liberty: You know, I'm getting so into this math thing, I might actually listen to you this time. But, anyway, okay. I will talk to you later. Good night.

Parker: Night.

[Knock on door]

Carly: Hi. It's me. I'm back.

Parker: Oh. Hi.

Carly: Curb your enthusiasm. Can I come in?

Parker: Yeah, sure. If you want.

Carly: What's wrong?

Parker: I don't want to talk about it.

Carly: Cool.

Parker: Okay, don't do that.

Carly: Hey, I get to do that. I'm your mom.

Parker: I just hate being the age I am, feeling stupid.

Carly: I know.

Parker: Isn't this the part where you tell me something to cheer me up?

Carly: Something to cheer you up, huh? Well, you're gonna get older. That happens no matter what. Stupid -- the problem with stupid is that it can stick with you for a lifetime.

Janet: Hey, you don't have to take me back. It's okay.

Jack: No, it's not a problem. It's on my way.

Janet: Well, it's just --

Jack: What?

Janet: Don't you want to stay here and talk to her without me around?

Jack: Oh, no. No, no one wants to talk to Carly when she's in a mood like that.

Janet: By the way, that mood wasn't me.

Jack: Don't give it a second thought.

Janet: No, I mean the mood she was in. She was in that mood when she walked through the door. So whatever happened to upset her happened before she got home.

Brad: I just thought you were gonna be mad, not say, "Thank God."

Katie: You know I'm not threatened by Janet.

Brad: Of course not. That's why you're so happy every time you see her.

Katie: I'm not threatened because while I and everybody else could see that she was obsessed with you, you didnít.

Brad: Well, women being obsessed with me is such an everyday thing.

Katie: Oh, yeah. Right. And maybe now that Janet outed herself, you'll believe me.

Brad: Okay, I believe you.

Katie: And maybe she'll see she can't have you and start to move on.

Brad: I was pretty clear about it. And I just figure that the longer it went on, the more it would hurt her.

Katie: You don't like to hurt people, do you?

Brad: In football, yes. Girls crying? I hate that.

Katie: Oh. Janet cried tonight? Well, you know what? Actually, that's a good thing. That's how you start to move on.

Brad: I don't want to talk anymore. I have talked way too much tonight.

Katie: Okay, fine. Shut me out.

Brad: No, no. That's not what I had in mind. I want to share everything with you. I just don't want to use words.

Katie: Oh. Okay. I guess we could try that.

Jack: Hey. I saw the lights.

Carly: Did you forget something?

Jack: No, I just wanted to make sure that everything was okay. Carly, is something bothering you?

Carly: No. I'm fine. And the kids are fine, too. You know I would tell you if they werenít.

Jack: Right, right. Just -- you're sure you're okay?

Carly: Uh-huh. Thanks for checking. I'm okay. Don't waste your time on me. Lock up when you go, huh?

Jack: Okay, Carly. What is going on?

Announcer: Next week on "As the World Turns."

Lily: I want you to move back in right away.

Carly: You do still want to be with Lily, don't you?

Holden: Not until I tell her the truth.

Carly: You can't do that.

Casey: I love you.

Sofie: Are you threatening to kill me?

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