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As The World Turns Transcript Monday 7/7/08

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Sgt. Davis: How you holding up there?

Noah: Oh, I'm doing okay. It was pretty rough, waking up at 4:45 for the physical this morning, though, but --

Sgt. Davis: You'll get used to it.

Noah: So, what's next?

Sgt. Davis: You'll have your pre-enlistment interview, then your oath of enlistment ceremony. This time tomorrow, you'll be in basic training.

Noah: Wow. Moves fast.

Sgt. Davis: Is that a problem?

Noah: No, that's good. I, uh -- I want to get started right away.

Sgt. Davis: That's what I like to hear.

Luke: Noah!

Sgt. Davis: Friend of yours?

Noah: Um, yeah. I'll say hello. I'll be right back.

Luke: Are you officially enlisted yet?

Noah: Almost. Did you come to see me off?

Luke: I need to talk to you.

Noah: So you came here to try and change my mind. I'm sorry, but it won't work.

Luke: Noah, can we at least talk? Please. This -- this might be the last time we see each other.

Noah: I have to get back to my recruiter.

Luke: Okay.

Noah: But, um, I'm staying at the hotel just two blocks down the street to the left.

Luke: I'll be there.

Noah: Meet me outside in, um, 10 minutes.

[Holden dreaming]

Carly: You look like you could use this. Boy, it is hot in here.

Holden: Ow! Aah!

Lily: What?

Holden: Ooh!

Lily: Ooh. What did you do?

Holden: I hit my thumb.

Lily: Ugh. Let me see. Is it bleeding?

Holden: No, no, no. It's fine.

Lily: I'll get you ice. How did that happen? What were you doing?

Holden: I don't know. My mind was wandering, I guess.

Lily: Uh-huh. You were daydreaming. About me, right?

Holden: Thanks. That's a lot better.

Lily: Good. So, I guess I'll, um, finish my watering, and I'll go start Luke’s laundry.

Holden: You know what? You really don't need to hang out while I'm doing all these chores.

Lily: I don't mind helping out while Emma’s gone. Besides, now that we're back together, I don't want to let you out of my sight.

[Knock on door]

Holden: Hi.

Neal: Sorry to intrude. Um, I was touring the grounds, and the heat started to get to me. Could I bother you for some water?

Holden: Yeah, sure. But who are you?

Carly: Parker, did your dad call?! Hey. Did you hear what I said?

Parker: What?

Carly: Come on. I'll take you to work.

Parker: Wait. But Dad said he was gonna be here.

Carly: Well, must have got hung up on a case.

Jack: Janet?

Janet: Mm-hmm.

Jack: Oh. So, uh -- so -- this -- this really happened.

Janet: I think so. But just in case, I think maybe we should, um, really do it again.

Jack: Just in -- just in case.

Janet: Mm-hmm.

Jack: Okay.

Janet: Mm!

Jack: Okay. I got to -- I got -- I got -- I got --

Janet: Okay, okay.

Holden: Neal is Mike's boss. He owns the construction company that's working with Worldwide.

Lily: Oh! It's so very nice to meet you. Mike has told us a lot about you and your company -- about how you're all about protecting the environment.

Neal: I'm glad you've heard nice things, especially since I've barged in on you like this. I apologize for that.

Holden: I was just about to get Neal a glass of water.

Lily: Would you prefer tea?

Neal: Iced tea would be tremendous, if you've got it. I know it's very un-British of me, but I'm just not used to dealing with heat this early in the day.

Lily: Get used to summers in the Midwest.

Carly: Hello.

Lily: Hey.

Neal: Hello. Don't mind me. I'm just visiting.

Lily: Hey, Carly.

Carly: Hi. Holden, I -- I didn't think you'd be here.

Neal: How do you do? Neal.

Carly: Hi. Carly.

Lily: Can I get you some tea?

Carly: No. You know what? I, uh -- I don't want to interrupt. I'll talk to you later.

Neal: Oh, don't run off. I hope I'm not responsible for scaring of a lovely young lady like you.

Noah: So, should I, um -- should I get packed?

Sgt. Davis: We'll be leaving for the processing center in 30 minutes. If you don't have any other questions, I'm going to, uh, take off, talk to the other recruits.

Noah: Well, I'm all set.

Sgt. Davis: Oh, I almost forgot. Your friend -- the one we ran into --

Noah: Yeah. What about him?

Sgt. Davis: You can invite family or friends to the oath of enlistment ceremony if you like, so --

Noah: No. There's no one I want there. Thanks. Okay, I've only got a few minutes. So whatever you got to say --

Luke: Well, can we at least go talk in your room?

Noah: No. There's no visitors allowed. They're in processing.

Luke: Please, Noah, think about what I said. This soldier thing -- it's not about you. It's about your dad.

Noah: Maybe partly, but not completely.

Luke: Okay, well, I understand the need to be something bigger than yourself. I understand the need to -- to want to make a change. But -- but joining the army's not the way. That's not what you want.

Noah: Um, don't tell me what I want.

Luke: Then you need to explain this again, because I remember your dad wanted you to live that life, and you stood up to him and told him that's not what you wanted. What changed?

Noah: Maybe I did. Or maybe you didn't know me as well as -- as you thought you did.

Luke: So the Noah that I fell in love with -- that's -- that's not the real Noah? The Noah that says he loves me is not the real Noah? The real Noah's this army guy?

Noah: Look, I've got to get back. I'm glad I got to see you one more time.

Luke: Noah!

Parker: Hi.

Liberty: Hey! Mm. That was nice. Your technique is getting better. You must have a great teacher.

Parker: Yeah. Her name's Ashley.

Liberty: Oh, ha, ha. Funny.

Parker: So, why are you late?

Liberty: It was humiliating. I had to take the bus because my mom didn't show up. And Brad and Katie -- they'd already left. So --

Parker: That's weird. My dad never showed up, either.

Liberty: Uh-oh.

Parker: Wait. Do you think that they spent the night, like, together?

Liberty: Duh!

Parker: Okay, my dad did not spend the night with your mom.

Liberty: Parker, then why did he not show up?

Parker: I don't know. My dad's a cop. Stuff comes up all the time.

Liberty: But, you know, usually when that happens, he would call you, right?

Parker: Well, usually, but --

Liberty: Okay, trust me, Dude. Your dad is totally taking the walk of shame down the Lakeview lobby right now.

Parker: You want to bet?

Liberty: Yeah. I'm so taking your money. This is a sure thing. Ha.

Jack: I can't believe I overslept like that.

Janet: That's what happens when you have great sex. It tires you out.

Jack: He's gonna be worried sick.

Janet: What are you rushing around for? He's probably already at work.

Jack: Yeah. So I got to go, and -- and I got to apologize.

Janet: All right. Well, I might as well go with you.

Jack: You're gonna -- you're gonna go with me to see my kid?

Janet: No. I'm gonna go with you to see my kid, because I was supposed to take Liberty to summer school this morning.

Jack: No, we can't go. We can't go together.

Janet: Why not?

Jack: Because. Janet, listen, I would love to keep what happened between us between us.

Janet: Okay, if that's what you want.

Jack: Okay.

Janet: Okay.

Jack: Okay.

Janet: Okay.

Jack: I got to go.

Janet: Whoa! Hold on there, Detective. Isn't this the part where you say, "Hey, by the way, Janet, I had a great time. Can't wait to do it again, soon"?

Jack: I -- I had a great -- I had a great time.

Janet: Okay. Mm.

Lily: Carly runs Metro, which is Oakdale's version of a classy pub.

Neal: I'll have to check it out.

Holden: Carly, is something wrong?

Carly: Uh, I don't know, really. Jack's not at work, and he didn't show to pick up Parker, either.

Holden: Did you call him?

Carly: Yeah, several times. He didn't answer. I thought maybe he was here. But if you two haven't seen him --

Lily: Well, we haven't been here that long. I mean, maybe he overslept. Maybe he's still upstairs.

Neal: Listen, I have to get going. Hopefully, we'll see each other again.

Lily: Well, since you're practically working in our backyard, I'd say that's inevitable. It's nice to meet you.

Neal: You, too. Thanks for the refreshment, Holden.

Holden: Sure. Anytime.

Neal: Your wife's friend --

Holden: Carly.

Neal: Is she single?

Holden: Uh, she just came out of a long relationship --

Neal: Is she involved with someone right now?

Holden: No, not right now.

Neal: Thanks.

Noah: What are you doing here? I told you the policy -- no visitors.

Luke: I don't care. I've got to say this.

Noah: Luke, I'm not kidding! You've got to leave! There -- no unauthorized persons in here, okay? It's against regulations. You -- you want to get me kicked out?!

Luke: Would that be a bad thing?

Noah: Why are you doing this?

Luke: I am trying to save your life.

Noah: Well, I got a news flash for you -- the army teaches you how to not get killed. And you know what? I'm a pretty good student. So would you please just leave?

Luke: No. The army's not the answer -- not for you. You're gay.

Noah: I'm aware of that.

Luke: So, it's the whole "Don't ask, don't tell" thing. You don't get to talk about being gay. You don't get to tell people you're gay. You don't get to act upon it.

Noah: Well, you're the only one I want to be with, so I'm not worried about acting on it. And I won't be talking about it, because that will just make me miss you more. So the whole "Don't ask, don't tell" thing -- it works for me.

Luke: So you'd be fine with not putting my picture in your locker or -- or not being able to read my letters to your friends?

Noah: Luke, it's just for a few years.

Luke: Years? God, I -- I wish your father wasn't dead, because if he was alive and he brought this up, you would laugh in his face.

Noah: Yeah, well, you know what? He is dead, and it woke me up. I can't just go to school and make movies! I've -- I've got to do something with my life!

Luke: Yeah, but -- but this? It's like your dad is running your life from the grave or something.

Noah: And what are you doing coming here, talking to me like I'm too stupid to make my own decisions?

Luke: No! Noah, I am terrified! I am so scared. I -- I am so scared, it's like I can't even breathe.

Noah: Well, I'll be okay. I will. I'll be okay.

[Knock on door]

Sgt. Davis: Mayer, open up.

Noah: Um, I'll be right down in a sec.

Sgt. Davis: Is there some reason we can't come in, Mayer?

Noah: No.

Sgt. Davis: You were fully informed of the policy, Mayer. Who's this?

Luke: I'm his boyfriend.

Holden: Jack wasn't upstairs?

Lily: Nope.

Carly: No. Didn't even look like he slept in his bed last night.

Holden: You know what? I'll call you if I hear from him.

Carly: Thank you.

Lily: Oh, you know what, Carly? Sage left a sweater here. I'll grab it. I'll just be a second.

Carly: Uh, it's okay. I -- I can get that another time, really.

Lily: No, no. Really, it will only take a minute.

Holden: You can try calling Jack again.

Carly: Uh, no. There's a limit now. When we were married, I could call as many times as I wanted. "How are you? I'm worried about you? I hope you're okay." Now that we're divorced --

Holden: There's a limit.

Carly: You know, the forced casualness. "Give me a call. I've tried you a few times. I hope you're not lying dead in a ditch somewhere."

Holden: You know, the benefit of living in a small town -- everybody knows Jack. We're a family. So if something were wrong, we'd know.

Carly: You have a way of saying things. You always make me feel better.

Lily: I've got it! I keep forgetting to give it to you.

Carly: Thanks. You know, I hope it fits here when she gets back from camp. She's growing so fast.

Lily: Carly, I'm sure Jack's fine. Try not to worry.

Carly: Yeah. I'll try.

Lily: Listen, is there something else -- something else that's bothering you?

[Cell phone rings]

Carly: Hello.

Jack: Hey, Carly. It's me. I'm sorry about this morning. There was a -- a case I was following up on. Yeah, I had my phone off.

Carly: Parker was a little worried about you. I'll make sure I tell him everything's okay.

Jack: Yeah, yeah. I'm checking in on him now.

Carly: Good. That's good. Thanks for calling, Jack.

Lily: Crisis averted?

Carly: Yeah. Everything's all right. I should get to work now. Thanks again for the sweater.

Lily: Okay, sure. Bye.

Holden: See you later.

Carly: So long.

Holden: I'm glad Jack's okay.

Lily: Carly isn't.

Holden: She seemed fine.

Lily: You keep saying that, but you know what? Every time we see her, something is off.

Holden: She was just worried about Jack.

Lily: No. There's more to it than that. I know you think I'm wrong, but something is bothering her, and I know it's a man.

Holden: All right, can we just drop it?! It's none of our business.

Jack: Hey. Sorry I didn't pick you up this morning. I got a little delayed.

Parker: No worries. I wasn't late or anything.

Jack: Good. Great. Then, um, I'll see you later.

Parker: Uh, Dad?

Jack: Yeah.

Parker: Why didn't you show up? Where were you?

Jack: Well, I -- I had to work on a -- an undercover thing.

Parker: See? That's exactly what I thought. Uh, I got to get set up for my next teaching session. If you want to stick around and watch, that's cool.

Jack: Sure. Yeah. Like it.

Parker: Great.

Janet: Hi, Jack. Long time, no see.

Liberty: You saw each other last night.

Janet: Right. Uh, must have slipped my mind.

Jack: It's -- it's nice to see you again. Yes, um, excuse me.

Janet: Uh, sorry I forgot to pick you up this morning, Honey.

Liberty: There were a lot of parental no-shows this morning. Can you look at me?

Janet: What?

Liberty: Oh, no. I've seen that look before. The earth moved for you and Uncle Jack last night, didn't it, Mom?

Janet: Oh, come on, Liberty. Don't be silly. Jack and I are just friends.

Sgt. Davis: Did Mayer invite you up to this room?

Noah: No. Will you tell him?

Sgt. Hopper: What if he had?

Noah: When I came here, I signed an agreement to follow strict rules and regulations -- no alcohol, no drugs, no going past curfew, no -- no unauthorized guests. Violation of these could get me kicked out.

Luke: Is that true?

Sgt. Davis: If Mayer invited you up here, he's out.

Noah: Will you tell him the truth?

Luke: Noah told me that there was no visitors. I didn't listen, and I came here anyway.

Sgt. Hopper: Son, I'm gonna have to ask you to leave now.

Noah: Thank you for telling the truth.

Luke: Yeah. But the truth is that I love you. There's no truth greater than that.

Holden: I didn't mean to snap at you before. Ouch. Are you pretending those are my neck, or some other part of my anatomy?

Lily: Lucky for you I like your anatomy just the way it is.

Holden: Well, that's reassuring. I'm sorry.

Lily: You're forgiven.

Holden: You know, I just, uh, finished all my chores, so I was gonna head back to the house and, uh --

Lily: Why do we do that -- let it pass? I have this impulse to kiss you, and I can see that you want to kiss me, too. But we each hang back an instant too long, and then -- never mind.

Holden: Better?

Lily: Much. We still have some unfinished business.

Holden: Still mad at me? Gonna kill some more plants?

Lily: We need to talk about Carly.

Neal: Bloody hell.

Carly: I beg your pardon.

Neal: Forgive my manners. Hello again.

Carly: Hello.

Neal: Not very well-bred of me, I know, but I'm a bit disgusted, you see.

Carly: With?

Neal: Myself. I planned this all wrong.

Carly: Planned what?

Neal: Your friend Lily told me this was some kind of pub.

Carly: We do serve drinks here, and it is a friendly sort of place.

Neal: But in England, some pubs are open for late breakfast.

Carly: So you're hungry?

Neal: No, no, but I'm not above pretending to be. It goes something like this -- I saunter in, matter of fact. "Oh, nice place." Drop by for a bit of a bite, and here's the lovely Carly again. Fancy that.

Carly: But I'd know it was no coincidence.

Neal: Being a bright woman, you'd see right through my ploy.

Carly: And I'd shoot you down.

Neal: But I was banking on you being the compassionate sort.

Carly: Since you're a stranger in a strange land --

Neal: Taking pity on me, you'd pretend my clumsy attempt to find myself once again in your presence wasn't awkward in the least. You Americans are much more forgiving than we Brits in that respect.

Carly: Are we?

Neal: I'm hoping that's so.

Carly: Look, Mister?

Neal: Neal -- Neal Stokes. I know I run the risk of scaring you off, but direct is the only way I know how to be.

Carly: I never would have guessed.

Neal: So, how about having lunch with me tomorrow afternoon?

Carly: You don't even know me.

Neal: I know you're lovely, kind -- at least about that guy you were looking for earlier.

Carly: Uh, Jack -- my ex.

Neal: Ex -- I like the sound of that. You're smiling. Either you think I'm funny --

Carly: Jury's still out.

Neal: -- Or you're feeling sorry for me. And since I'm not proud, I can run the risk of that for a while.

Carly: And where exactly are you headed on this run?

Neal: Just getting to know you, lovely Carly. By the looks of this place, you're a good businesswoman, and that's all I need to know for now. Did I mention that you're lovely?

Carly: Once or twice.

Neal: And single.

Carly: Just because I have an ex doesn't necessarily mean that's true.

Neal: Oh, no, no, no, no, no. I made sure of that before I made my approach. I believe in fact-checking.

Carly: So Lily told you that I was single?

Neal: No, it was Lily's husband, Holden. He gave me his assurance that you were available.

Carly: I'm sorry to break it to you, Neal, but the information you received isn't quite accurate.

Neal: Does that mean you're seeing someone else?

Carly: It means that Holden had no right to decide whether I'm available or not.

Neal: So you are available?

Carly: You're nice, and charming.

Neal: Your words are saying, "Yes, yes," but your face is saying, "Bye-bye."

Carly: Mm. It's true. The fact is, I'm not interested in dating anyone at the moment. I'm sorry.

Neal: No. I'm -- I'm sorry to have presumed. While I'm at it, is this your phone?

Carly: Yeah, it is. What are you doing?

Neal: Just punching in my number. I could leave my card, but I believe in saving steps.

Carly: Didn't you just say something about being presumptuous?

Neal: You are terrifically insightful, and lovely.

Lily: We've been talking about Carly and Jack for years. I mean, what's changed?

Holden: Nothing. Not one thing. There isn't anything we can't talk about.

Lily: Then why?

Holden: Well, it's Luke. With Noah enlisting, it hit him pretty hard. And Meg -- I have no idea what's going on there. None of it is any good.

Lily: And on top of all that, I'm trying to get you to worry about Carly. I am so sorry. I shouldn't have pushed.

Holden: And I'm sorry that I was so grouchy.

Lily: God. We used to be able to read each other's minds. And now --

Holden: We're gonna find our way.

Lily: I love you so much. Listen, I'm almost done with that laundry. Let's make some sandwiches and go sit by the lake, picnic.

Holden: You know what? I -- I would really like that, but, uh, I got this headache, you know? I've had it all day, and --

Lily: Why didn't you tell me? I'll get you some aspirin.

Holden: No, no, no. That's okay. That's all right. You know what? I think I'm just gonna head home and, uh, just relax for a little bit. I'll be fine.

Lily: Well -- well, feel better.

Holden: Thanks.

Sgt. Hopper: Luke, is it? I'm Sergeant Hopper.

Luke: Well, if you're here to tell me to get lost, I'm not going to. I'm waiting for Noah. I have every right.

Sgt. Hopper: I've got no argument with that. I just thought you might like some water while you were waiting.

Luke: Oh. Thank you. I'm -- I'm sorry. That was rude of me.

Sgt. Hopper: It's understandable. Sometimes, it's tough for friends and family to understand the decision to join the military.

Luke: Especially when it comes out of nowhere. This is never what Noah wanted.

Sgt. Hopper: Luke, we don't enlist recruits that don't want to be here.

Luke: You pressured him!

Sgt. Hopper: You think he's that easily manipulated?

Luke: This isn't what Noah wants! Noah wants to be with me. He loves me.

Sgt. Hopper: I wouldn't know anything about that.

Luke: And you don't want to know anything about that, right? Don't ask, don't tell? Well, I'm telling you right now for Noah, this is wrong. And I am not gonna stand by and let it happen.

Sgt. Hopper: Enjoy your water. And you can stay as long as you like.

Luke: I'm gonna talk him out of it.

Sgt. Hopper: Then do your best. 'Cause if talking to him one last time is enough to make Noah change his mind, then you're absolutely right -- he doesn't belong in the army.

Noah: I was telling the truth before, Sergeant Davis. I mean, he did follow me here.

Sgt. Davis: I believe you, but be warned -- if there's some part of you that is uncomfortable with your decision to enlist, you shouldn't sign the oath.

Noah: So, what, now you don't want me?

Sgt. Davis: Of course we want exemplary young people like you. But what do you want, Noah?

Noah: I want to serve my country.

Sgt. Davis: Then let's get about doing that. Go ahead.

Luke: Noah! Noah, don't do this! Don't go! I love you!

Liberty: Mom, stop wiggling around my question. What is going on with you and Uncle Jack?

Janet: Nothing. Scram. Amscray. Get it? All right. What's it gonna take?

Liberty: Details.

Janet: All right, listen, even if there was something happening with me and Jack -- which I'm not saying there is, because he's a very private guy, and he would want to keep things that way. You got me?

Jack: Well --

Liberty: Hello, Uncle Jack.

Jack: Yes, Liberty. I -- I've got to get going.

Janet: Me, too. Here. Recycle these, will you?

Liberty: Okay, fine. Go green.

Janet: Okay, bye. Later.

Jack: Listen, I, um -- I just got a lot of things to do today, so --

Janet: Oh. Sure? You're looking a little peaked. You know, low blood sugar. That's what happens when you don't get your nutrients.

Jack: I'll take a couple of vitamins. I'll be fine.

Janet: I got a better idea. Why don't we go have breakfast? Little bacon, eggs, juice, English muffin. Huh? Come on. You got to eat.

Jack: Yeah, that sounds --

Janet: Mouth-watering?

Jack: A little bit.

Janet: I took the day off from Al's. I know you're not working. Come on.

Jack: I don't think this is a good idea.

Janet: Jack, its just breakfast. I'm not asking you to sign your life away.

Jack: Just breakfast. There's stuff I got to do today.

Janet: Me, too. Parker, I'll see you later, okay?

Parker: All right. Bye, Dad.

Jack: Liberty.

Janet: Hey, listen to me. Remember what I said, right?

Liberty: Yes. You and Private Jack on the DL. I -- I've got it.

Janet: Okay, thanks. I love you, Baby. See you later! Bye-bye!

Parker: What are you doing here?

Liberty: Teaching you about the facts of life, my friend.

Parker: Like kissing?

Liberty: No. Um, confirming that your dad and my mom were doing exactly what I thought they were. You lost your bet.

Sgt. Wilkins: We're almost done.

Noah: You guys ask a lot of questions.

Sgt. Wilkins: We expect our enlistment personnel to comport themselves with honor and integrity. And then we do deep background checks to make sure our recruits are truthful in all things.

Noah: Well, how did I do?

Sgt. Wilkins: You scored well on your military entrance test. You're in top physical shape. The army has great hopes for you.

Noah: Thank you.

Sgt. Wilkins: One last order of business. You've been briefed on the uniform code of military justice. If you have further disclosures that could in any way bear upon your enlistment, now is the time to let me know.

Lily: Want to talk about it?

Luke: I didn't think he'd go through with it.

Lily: Baby, I'm so sorry.

Luke: If he wants to change the world, that's great. I'm all for it. But why does he have to risk being sent to Afghanistan or Iraq? Why can't he find meaning in his life with me?

Lily: Maybe he doesn't know how. Listen, I don't want you to be alone. Come back to the house with me.

Luke: Listen, Mom, I love you. But being with you and Dad isn't gonna make you feel any less lonely right now.

Lily: All right. Listen, it doesn't mean that he's not gonna come back to you someday.

Luke: Well, I hope he gets the chance.

Sgt. Wilkins: Do you have a question about something, Mayer?

Noah: Well, there's something I didn't mention -- um, something that you didn't ask about in all your questions. I'm gay.

Sgt. Wilkins: I didn't hear that.

Noah: You asked me about parking tickets and about drugs and drinking and a window I broke when I was 9. You made a big deal about it, like if I left out one detail, you know, one time I messed up, that you'd find out about it and, you know, kick me out.

Sgt. Wilkins: Sometimes it comes to that.

Noah: So you want to know everything about me, but you don't care who I am?

Sgt. Wilkins: Mayer, if you were approached by a female officer, would you tip your hat or salute?

Noah: I'd salute. What does that have to do --?

Sgt. Wilkins: Because you're saluting the rank, not the gender. Don't ask, don't tell is meant to act as the same sort of shield. You're a soldier. The policy assures you're treated like every other soldier.

Noah: See, that's what I thought before -- before all those questions you asked me. I mean, you know, "Are you telling the truth about this? Are you being completely honest about that?" I'm being completely honest now, Sergeant. I'm gay.

Sgt. Wilkins: Here's what happens with that, Mayer. If I write down that statement in your file, it will be reviewed by our commander, who may or may not disqualify you from service. Or you can decide to retract the statement.

Noah: Deny who I am.

Sgt. Wilkins: Decide, as others have before you, that who you sleep with isn't anybody's business but yours.

Carly: You alone?

Holden: Yes. Lily's still out at the farm. You seem upset.

Carly: How dare you.

Holden: What did I do?

Carly: It's bad enough that you would just hand me over to some strange man. But to make it worse --

Holden: Wait a minute! I didn't --

Carly: He's British! He's British! When I was on the rebound from Jack, I bounced over to that Australian, remember? And I almost ended up in prison for grand larceny. And now that I'm --

Holden: On the rebound from me?

Carly: I'm vulnerable, okay? If I hook up with this guy, I am gonna end up being hunted down by Interpol or Scotland Yard or whatever.

Holden: For what?

Carly: For murdering somebody!

Holden: Him?

Carly: You, for pimping me out!

Jack: Listen, I got to go. So --

Janet: What?

Jack: I, uh -- I don't have my wallet. I think it's --

Janet: Upstairs?

Jack: Uh-huh.

Janet: Oh! Well, you know what they say, don't you?

Jack: What? "A guy without his wallet can't pay for breakfast"?

Janet: No. "If you leave something someplace, that means that you want to return there."

Jack: Is that so?

Janet: Well, think about it. Aren't there a few moments from last night that you'd like to revisit again -- and again, and again?

Jack: Yes, yes. But I think it's safer if you just leave it at the front desk. I'll pick it up later.

Janet: Oh, come on! What's the hurry, huh? I promise, I won't do anything you don't want me to do.

Liberty: My mom said that your dad wanted to keep it on the down low. He's like a private kind of dude.

Parker: Which proves absolutely nothing.

Liberty: Okay. Why would -- why would she want to hide something if -- if there was nothing going on? They're doing it. So, um, we're sort of a couple and, uh, your dad and my mom are sort of a couple. That's pretty weird, huh?

Parker: Yeah, it is. It's too weird for me.

Liberty: Where are you going?

Parker: I just can't deal with this right now.

Liberty: Hey, I hope you don't think you're breaking up with me, Tough Guy, because no one breaks up with me.

Jack: I got to go.

Janet: Hey, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. What's up with you? Did I scare you last night?

Jack: Did I seem scared?

Janet: No. Last night, you didn't seem scared at all. But today, you got a "Do not disturb" sign written across your forehead. You trying to tell me --

Jack: No, I like you. I do. I like you. I do. I like you. I think you're sexy and you're funny and you're smart. And in bed, the compatibility's off the charts.

Janet: Well, go on.

Jack: But I thought that this was supposed to be one night of -- one night of fun, casual.

Janet: Oh! Oh, I -- you think that a one-night stand can only last for one night.

Jack: That's kind of the definition.

Janet: Oh, no, Honey. It's all about fun. A one-night stand lasts as long as you like. You like?

Jack: Yeah, listen, um -- just so you know, I'm kind of a serial monogamist.

Janet: Good for you. Won't hold it against you.

Jack: Yeah. No, and listen, listen, listen. Just so we are very, very, very, very, very clear about something, okay, I -- the last thing I need right now is -- is a commitment to anyone.

Janet: Good. Me, too.

Jack: Okay, great.

Janet: Really. Good.

Jack: No strings?

Janet: Well, I actually prefer no clothes.

Jack: No. I -- I need -- I need you to say it. 'Cause I'm, you know, kind of gun-shy.

Janet: Okay, Mr. Gun-shy. No strings. Although, you know, it is sounding kind of funny from -- coming from a man who actually carries a gun for a living.

Jack: Well, I'm a funny guy.

Janet: Mm. Make me laugh.

[Luke goes outside and sees Noah]

Noah: I, uh -- I couldn't do it.

Holden: First of all, I never volunteered anything, and I never used the word "Available."

Carly: So what word did you use?

Holden: He asked me if you were single. I said yes. What else was I gonna say?

Carly: You just threw me out there like a piece of meat to some player with a fancy accent?

Holden: No, no! Why would I do that? I couldn't even stand seeing you with Mike. And you know that.

Carly: I also know that I'm in your way. So why not put me someplace where whatever it is between us can't threaten your marriage anymore? Do you know what? That's not a bad idea.

Holden: What are you doing?

Carly: Machine. Neal, hi. It's me. It's Carly Tenney, from the pub. Um, I'm just calling to let you know that I've changed my mind. Turns out I am single.

Holden: Carly, don't do this.

Carly: I don't know what else to do. What am I supposed to do with all these feelings?

Lily: What's going on?

Holden: She's upset.

Lily: Yeah. I can see that. What happened? What's wrong?

Carly: Everything hit me all at once. Jack didn't sleep in his bed last night. I just accepted a date with this guy, Neal.

Lily: You did?! That's great!

Carly: No, I don't know. Just -- everything's changing so fast.

Lily: Aw, I know. I know it's hard, but I think it's great that you're going out with Neal. There's nothing like having a handsome new guy to focus on. It's just what you need to start moving on.

Carly: I'm counting on it.

Announcer: On the next "As the World Turns,"

Carly: I see you two have met.

Jack: How could you hook Carly up with that guy?

Meg: Who else would want Sofie dead?

Barbara: I've done it. I've solved all your problems. Where those roses are planted is the perfect spot for you to exchange your vows.

Mike: You're getting married. Meg, is this what you want?

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