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As The World Turns Transcript Thursday 7/24/08

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Provided By Suzanne
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Brad: Liberty has class today.

Katie: I know.

Brad: We have the place all to ourselves. And I am getting all kinds of ideas of how we can pass the time.

[Brad and Katie go inside their house]

Liberty: Dad!

Brad: Skin! I saw skin! You, little nephew, are a dead man!

Janet: Something wrong with your food?

Jack: Hmm?

Janet: Your lunch. You haven't touched a thing. Do you want something else?

Jack: No. I'm not very hungry.

Janet: Look, I know this thing with Carly and Holden really stinks.

Jack: What? What, my ex-wife have, uh, a thing with my cousin? Who hasn't experienced that?

Janet: There's really not much you can do about it. They're both consenting adults.

Jack: It's not the adults I'm worried about, Janet. It's the kids. It's -- its Parker. If he finds out, how am I supposed to explain how his mother and Holden ended up in bed?

Brad: Talk! Talk, now!

Liberty: Brad! Brad, we were just kissing! That was it!

Katie: Parker, I think it would be better if you just go.

Brad: What -- what did I tell you?

Parker: I'm gonna go. I'm gonna go.

Katie: Hey!

Liberty: Okay, I'll call you later.

Parker: Sorry. Bye.

Liberty: Bye. [Brad breathing heavily] Oh, you better do something about your eyes, 'cause they are like bulging, and you're breathing really heavy, and --

Brad: Go to your room.

Liberty: What? We were just kissing.

Brad: Go to your room!

Liberty: Oh, my God! You're the child here!

Katie: You think that's gonna work? Yeah, that's the solution. Eventually, she's gonna have to come out of there, and then you're gonna have to deal with this.

Brad: How?

Katie: You two are just gonna have to have the talk.

Janet: Here you go. Thank you.

Jack: You know, I got some time off coming up. Maybe, uh -- maybe I'll put in for it and take Parker on a fishing trip until all this craziness dies down.

Janet: Could be a mighty long fishing trip. Well, sorry. You know what? I think that actually might be a really good idea, because then, you could, you know, spend some time alone with Parker and talk to him about things.

Jack: "Things"?

Janet: Yeah, like, "Just because your mom slept with my cousin doesn't mean that you should do the same," kind of stuff.

Jack: Hold on a second. Are you saying that Parker and Liberty are --?

Janet: No!

Jack: Are you saying --

Janet: No, no. God, no. What I'm saying is that they're both young, and they're spending a lot of time together, and I think this would be an opportune time for you to speak with Parker.

Jack: Have you -- have you spoken with Liberty in a way that doesn't send her screaming from the room?

Janet: Oh, I have put a little mama's protection plan in motion. Oh, yeah.

Jack: Yeah, okay. Well, you -- good luck with that, because I will talk with Parker when the time comes. Don't you worry about it.

Noah: Hey, have you seen my sneakers? The black ones with the white stripes?

Luke: In the hall.

Noah: Thanks. Are you okay?

Luke: Define "Okay."

Noah: I know. It sucks about your mom and your dad. [Luke chuckles] What?

Luke: Well, you're acting like they're still a couple.

Noah: What, you think they're actually gonna break up?

Luke: Honestly, Noah, I don't think they've been together for a very long time.

Noah: Yeah, but Luke --

Luke: No. I mean, it's true. It has to be. Otherwise, my dad is just the biggest --

Noah: Hey, you've got every right to be mad at him. I mean, he turned everything upside down. But can I ask you something?

Luke: Yeah?

Noah: Why are you taking this so personally?

Luke: Excuse me?

Noah: No, I just mean, you've told me before that your dad's had an affair with that, um -- um --

Luke: Julia. Julia Larrabee. But it was different that time. You know, he and my mom weren't really together. He wasn't lying to her. He wasn't sneaking around behind her back. And I guess that's -- that's not the only thing that's different.

Noah: Well, what else?

Luke: You.

Noah: Me? I wasn't --

Luke: No, it's just when he was with Julia, I didn't get it, because I didn't get what true love really was. And -- and now I feel like I do. And I feel that if my dad's willing to give that up, if he's willing to give up my mother, then what chance do the rest of us even have? I mean, why should I even try?

Carly: Holden.

Holden: Carly.

Carly: Don't. I just, came here to talk. That's all.

Holden: Are you okay?

Carly: You know, I'm pretty far from okay. You?

Holden: About the same. Glad you came out, though.

Carly: I wish I didn't have to. Why did you tell Lily about this?

Holden: I told you. I couldn't lie to her anymore. I couldn't pretend to feel the same way that she does.

Carly: And now she's in the worst agony of her life, because you thought it would be better to be honest.

Holden: I know that, and that's something that I have to live with.

Carly: Well, we both do. I begged you -- I begged you to forget about me and go home to Lily. Why couldn't you just do that?

Holden: I tried. When I walked in the door and when I saw her face, I knew I couldn't pull it off. And I know now that I can't. Lily -- she wants a divorce.

Carly: Well, you can't let her go through with that.

Holden: It's not my call.

Carly: What do you mean, it's not your call? It's your marriage, too. You have a say. You have to talk her out of it.

Holden: Maybe that's what's best. Maybe it's just gonna be too tough to get -- to get past everything.

Carly: No! You don't get to give up before you even try! We were an accident, and we have to prove to her that it was an accident that will never happen again. I told Lily it was over. It was a mistake that we both regret. And if you give her time, she'll be able to believe that. She'll be able to see that what happened didn't mean anything. It was just a fluke -- a momentary lapse.

Holden: Yeah, no, no. I don't believe that. It wasn't a -- a fluke or a lapse, or whatever you're calling it. Come on. We had real feelings for each other here. We still do.

Jack: Hey!

Parker: Hey.

Jack: Everything okay?

Parker: Yeah. Why?

Jack: Just asking. Dads do that sometimes.

Parker: Well, everything's fine.

Jack: You know, I'm glad I ran into you, 'cause I kind of want to run something by you.

Parker: Which is?

Jack: It's a good thing, Buddy. It's not a bad thing. I got some time off, and I was thinking, it's summer. The weather's outstanding. What do you say we -- we go on a fishing trip?

Parker: A fishing trip?

Jack: Yeah. You, me, a week out on the lake. Catch some bass, some rays. Mold our butts into a couple of folding chairs. What do you say?

Parker: Dad, I know why you're doing this.

Jack: What are you talking about?

Parker: You want to get me out of town so I don't find out about Mom and Holden. It's too late. I already know.

Brad: I can't talk to Liberty about sex. Every time I think about it, I just -- Katie, I freeze, okay?

Katie: So what are you gonna do? Ignore it?

Brad: No. I am gonna do what all good fathers have done before me. I am gonna hunt Parker down, and I'm gonna put the fear of God into him. Eyes and hands and everything off my girl. Done.

Katie: Oh, yeah, 'cause that always works.

Brad: Well -- you don't think I can be scary? I can be really scary.

Katie: I know you can be scary. But that's not the point. This is your daughter we're talking about and choices she's gonna make that will affect the rest of her life. Scary is not what's gonna get through to her.

Brad: Well, can you talk to her?

Katie: I could, but I'm not the one she needs to hear this from. She needs to hear it from you. You're her dad.

[Brad sighs]

Brad: Liberty. Would you sit down? Just please, sit down. Good. Thank you.

Katie: I'm gonna leave you two. [Whispering] You'll be fine.

Brad: All right. I want to -- I want to talk to you about how you got here.

Liberty: I got here on a bus. Remember?

Brad: No, no. [Brad sighs] I mean literally, physically, because of what your mom and I did.

[Liberty laughs]

Liberty: You want to talk about sex. Cool. What do you want to know?

Noah: Luke, you know, not every relationship is destined to fail.

Luke: Maybe not in fantasy land. But in the real world, no. Happy endings don't exist. That's why romantic comedies don't have sequels. Nobody gets happily ever after.

Noah: So, is that what you think is gonna happen to us? You don't think we're meant to last?

Luke: Do you?

Noah: Yeah. Yes, I do.

Luke: Why? I can't figure out what we're doing now, let alone five or six years from now.

Noah: You're my boyfriend. We're together.

Luke: You know what? We're basically glorified roommates.

Noah: You know what? That's a lot of bull, and you know it.

Luke: No. This is what I know. I know where your shoes are. I know what your work schedule is. And you know what else I know? I know that we've been here, in this house, alone all day and --

Noah: And what?

Luke: And nothing.

Noah: Okay, that is because of your grandmother's rules.

Luke: Oh, Noah! That -- I'm sorry. That is so lame. One of us has to say it. There is nothing keeping us from having sex. So why aren't we? Yeah. That's what I thought.

Brad: Okay, I think that you think that sex is something that's -- [Brad clears throat] -- Fun -- fun to do and make jokes about. But it's not. It's serious. And it's something that you shouldn't do.

Liberty: Like ever?

Brad: No, no. [Liberty laughs] Not -- not never, ever. Just not now. Because when it's too soon, it's not good.

Liberty: Well -- well, when is it good? I mean, what's a good age? You were like 17, right? Is that a good time?

Brad: Can you just take my word for it, Liberty?

Liberty: I'm sorry. I just want to know why I'm not supposed to do it.

Brad: It's just one of those things that your parents tell you.

Katie: No!

Liberty: So, this is like the adult version of the Easter Bunny, where it's, like, really a good story, but not true.

Brad: No, Smarty-Pants. Its like, "Don't run with scissors, because it's dangerous." "Don't eat before you swim, because you could drown." "Don't stick your fork in an electrical socket, because you'll get a shock and die."

Liberty: Oh, my God.

Katie: Oh, my God.

Brad: Okay, you know, I'm going about this all the wrong way. All right. Uh, you're -- you have -- you know, you're a girl, all right? You know what you have. You don't need me to tell you. And boys -- they have -- they --

Liberty: Forks?

Brad: Come on.

Liberty: I'm sorry. You really don't have to do this. I don't want to talk about this. And I know everything there is to know about it. So --

Brad: You do?

Liberty: Yes. I do.

Brad: Okay, okay, okay, okay. Okay, good. Good! All right, good. Well, I'm -- I'm glad we talked about this, because this is important stuff. You're important to me.

Liberty: Well, you're important to me, too. But if this is all right, I got to go. I got to go hang out with my mom. So, we're cool?

Brad: Super cool.

Liberty: Okay.

Brad: Yeah, okay. All right.

Liberty: Okay.

Brad: Okay.

Liberty: All right. Bye.

Brad: Bye. [Brad sighs] How great was I? I mean, huh? Come on. I think that went really well.

Katie: You do?

Brad: Phew! Yeah.

Katie: 'Cause, Brad, "Well" is not the word I had in mind.

Jack: Why didn't you tell me you knew what was going on?

Parker: I didn't see the point.

Jack: The point is, you can always talk to me, especially about this kind of stuff, Parker. You're too young to handle this all by yourself.

Parker: I just think Mom should stop sleeping around.

Jack: Watch your mouth. She's still your mother, and she loves you more than anything.

Parker: Whatever.

Jack: It's not a "Whatever" thing, Buddy. It's a permanent thing, an always thing.

Parker: Just like you and Mom were supposed to be? Okay, so what now? You're in love with Janet, and Mom's in love with Holden. Yeah, great. Get back to me when you figure it out.

Jack: That's why I wanted to go away with you, all right? So you wouldn't have to be worrying about this 24/7, trying to figure it all out.

Parker: Things are gonna be just like they are now when I get back, or maybe even worse. If Mom's still here --

Jack: She's not going anywhere. Are you kidding me? She would never do that to you again.

Parker: Yeah, I know she said that, but it's not like she's ever broken a promise before, is it?

Carly: You and your damn need for the truth.

Holden: Carly, I'm not gonna let you make us into something that we weren't -- this momentary whatever. There were feelings here -- real feelings involved.

Carly: What do you want me to say? That I loved being with you? You already know that, because I'm me, and I need to be needed, and I let myself give in to you, to what I felt. But you know something? It doesn't feel good anymore. I don't want to be needed by you. I want to take it back. I wish I could take the feelings back, because the more that I care about you -- -- the more I hate myself. Is that honest enough for you?

Katie: Sit. [Katie clears throat] Remember that time we were in bed?

Brad: "Do you remember that time we were in bed"?

Katie: I remember every time. No, and you said to me that you didn't know it could be like this -- that you could love someone as much in bed as you do out of it.

Brad: Yeah. I remember.

Katie: Do you want Liberty to have to figure that out for herself, like you did? Or do you want her to know that, yes, sex is great, but it's so much more amazing if you wait to do it with a person you're really in love with.

Brad: See? What did I say? You're so good at this.

Katie: Hold on. I'm not finished. You have to make sure that she knows not to rush, that if she's with the right guy, who truly loves her, then he'll wait for her to make the decision until she's 100% ready.

[Brad sighs]

Brad: I totally blew it.

Katie: No, you didn't.

Brad: No. No, I did. I totally blew it. And I didn't give her the right information. I just told her -- I just told her not to do it. Oh, no. I just sent her out there, completely unprepared.

Katie: It's okay! She's going to see her mom. She's not in immediate danger.

Brad: No, no. I need to talk to her again. I need to talk to her again. And maybe I should get a book or something this time, in case I forget something you just said.

Katie: Just speak from your heart. You'll find the right words.

Brad: No. I definitely need a book.

Katie: Okay. Well, if you really feel that way, I know exactly where we can go to get you what you need.

Liberty: Boo!

Janet: Oh! Oh, hey, hey! Wow. You're right on time.

Liberty: It is a first.

Janet: Well, good, because this is very, very important.

Liberty: Mom, this is a Gyno appointment. I don't think you have to get all mushy-gushy.

Janet: Hey, you know what? Someday, years and years and years and years and years and years from now, when you're a mom, you will understand what I'm feeling.

Liberty: Okay, but if you don't stop, I'm gonna leave.

Janet: No, you're not.

[Liberty laughs]

Dr. Schiller: Liberty.

Liberty: Oh, yo.

Dr. Schiller: Yo to you, too. I'm Dr. Schiller. Ready to get started?

Liberty: I have never been more excited in my life. What are you doing?

Janet: I'm going with you. Coming in. I took work off for this.

Dr. Schiller: Ms. Ciccone, I generally prefer to handle my appointments one-on-one, especially for the first time -- if you're cool with it.

Liberty: Totally.

Janet: Okay. Well, then, I'll just be right out here.

Liberty: Hey, Mom, no. Come on. Just -- just go back to work and -- and I'll meet up with you after, okay? Bye.

Jack: There's only a few weeks left to the summer, and I really don't want you spending it worrying about things that you can't fix. That's why I wanted to go away together -- so you didn't have to think about any of this.

Parker: Okay, Dad, it's not you, but I really don't want to go on a fishing trip, okay?

Jack: Okay.

Parker: You're not mad?

Jack: No. Of course I'm not mad. If you change your mind, the offer still stands.

Parker: Good to know.

Jack: Listen, Parker, I just want you to be happy. So if you ever want to talk about this again with me or with Dr. Seidman, you just -- just say the word, okay?

Parker: Okay, I appreciate that. But honestly, Dad, I really don't think I'm the person who needs to figure things out.

Katie: Dr. Schiller.

Dr. Schiller: Katie.

Katie: Hi.

Brad: Hi.

Dr. Schiller: We don't have an appointment, do we?

Katie: No, no. I was hoping you had a minute. Do you have pamphlets or information that you give to young people who are thinking about becoming sexually active? We have a 16-year-old girl that we wanted to give them to.

Dr. Schiller: You have excellent timing. I was just with a young patient, and I gave her something that's almost exactly what you're talking about, if this is what you had in mind.

Brad: "Safe sex and you," "Doing it right the first time," "Your body, your choice." Are you kidding me? I can't give these to my kid.

Janet: Condoms, pamphlets, birth control pills.

Liberty: Don't you miss the days when all I left with was a lollipop?

Janet: Boy, you ain't kidding me. Do you know what to do with all this stuff?

Liberty: Yeah. I take one pill in the morning, right after breakfast.

Janet: Okay. You know what to do with these?

Liberty: What, Mom? Condoms?

Janet: Yes. Do you know how to use them?

Liberty: No. You know, I -- I think I need you to do a demonstration.

Janet: Oh, you know I will.

Liberty: Oh. And I know you know that I was kidding.

Janet: All right. Just -- you've got everything set here. Just promise me one thing. Promise me that you will not use this for a very, very, very long time.

Brad: Excuse me. Excuse me. Don't you have anything on the bad things that can happen if you have sex, like STDs, H.I.V., death?

Katie: Brad, I thought we talked about this, how we wanted to present your information.

Brad: Well, we did! Yes, we did. I want her to have all the information that is available.

Dr. Schiller: Listen, just so you know, these pamphlets are specifically given out to young girls. They're very, very positive.

Brad: Yeah, that's great. I mean, really, really, that is fantastic. But this is my daughter we're talking about, and I want her to know the good, the bad, and the stuff that penicillin can't cure.

[Janet gasps]

Janet: Here comes your dad.

Brad: Hey.

Janet: Hey! What are you guys doing here?

Brad: Well, I just wanted to talk to Liberty.

Janet: Oh. Okay. Go right ahead. She's right there.

Brad: Okay. All right. Glad we found you.

Liberty: Oh, great. What did I do now?

Brad: No, no. It's nothing. I just -- I still had some things I wanted to -- wanted to, uh, say to you that I think it's important for you to -- you to hear.

Liberty: I have that, actually.

Brad: What are you doing with condoms? Answer me! What are you doing with a bagful of condoms?

Liberty: Shh.

Luke: Don't you have to get to work?

Noah: Well, apparently, I had a fight with my roommate, and I wanted to talk with him about it.

Luke: I am going swimming.

Noah: Look, you know, I get where you're coming from. I do, okay, why you're questioning where we stand. I get it. But don't you know that I want to be with you, too?

Luke: Well, you never really seemed to have this problem sleeping with Maddie.

Noah: Maddie is different.

Luke: Why? Is it because she's a girl?

Noah: No. It's because she's not my happy ending. Hey, you are. What you and I have is real. It's the realest thing in my life. That's why I haven't been able to -- you know, I've been kind of messed up since my dad died. I enlisted. And I don't want our first time to be when I'm like this. And I don't want it to be because we got the house to ourselves for a half an hour. That's just -- then it's about sex.

Luke: Yeah. Well, I want it to be special, too.

Noah: It will be. It is. I love you.

Luke: I love you, too.

Noah: We're gonna be together. You don't have to worry about me going anywhere, 'cause you and I are gonna be together for a very, very long time.

Carly: I see the way Parker looks at me now -- judging, wondering not just what kind of mother I am, but what kind of person I am. And he has every right to. I don't even know anymore.

Holden: Well, it's not gonna always be like that.

Carly: Uh, right. Just you wait until one of your kids looks at you that way. It will take whatever's left of you and crush it.

Holden: How can I make this easier for you?

Luke: You could go home to your wife.  

Luke: Its okay, Carly. I know. Dad gave me his big confession at the hospital.

Carly: I'm sorry, Luke.

Holden: Luke, Carly and I -- we're just -- we're trying to figure out a way to -- to make things right.

[Luke scoffs]

Luke: Well, that's funny. 'Cause the person you really need to make things right with is Mom.

Carly: Hey, don't -- don't be angry with your father, okay? He's telling you the truth. We're only here because neither one of us wants to see your parents' marriage end like this.

Luke: Well, I have a way to keep that from happening. How about you two promise never to see each other again?

Liberty: Stop it. You're embarrassing me.

Brad: Oh, believe me, Sweetheart, I haven't begun to get embarrassing.

[Whispering]

Liberty: Stop.

Brad: Birth control pills.

Liberty: It's not weird that I have them.

Brad: Are you kidding me?

Liberty: Plenty of girls my age have them. It's normal.

Brad: Tell me how you were able to get these without my permission.

Katie: She is right. I --

Brad: I want to know how you were able to get these without my permission!

Liberty: Stop!

Janet: Hey, hey, Liberty. Take this stuff and go. Let me handle your father.

Brad: Oh, no, no, no, no, no. Wait. No, get back here. What do you think you're doing?

Janet: Chill out! You'd think that a girl's never been to a gynecologist before.

Brad: You're the one that took her to the doctor?

Janet: Yes. She needed a checkup, and --

Brad: Without talking to me about it first, Janet?

Janet: I wasn't aware that I needed your permission, Brad.

Brad: Oh, you know what? You know what? You know what? Why wouldn't I think you wouldn't give our daughter everything she needs to go and have sex just like --

[Janet gasps]

Janet: Like me? Oh, excuse me. Like us.

Brad: I didn't say that.

Janet: Yeah. You know why I got her that stuff? Because back in the day, we weren't prepared. And you're right, Bradley. I don't want her to end up like me because of a boy like you!

Liberty: Why do they have to tell you what to do all the time? My God. I just want to be like, "I'm your kid, not your platoon. And just because you made all these stupid mistakes when you were my age does not mean I'm gonna make the same mistakes." It's just annoying! It's -- [Liberty sighs] I don't know. [Liberty chuckles] I'm gonna be like, "Dad, I'm smarter than a fourth grader."

Parker: Yeah, I know. My dad's just as bad. He's convinced himself that I should want to talk about what my mom did. Is he insane? I don't want to talk about that with anyone. I mean, I don't care what my mom does, and now my dad thinks I need therapy. I just hate them.

Liberty: Well, I hate everybody, so --

Parker: Even me?

Liberty: No. I don't hate you.

Parker: Yeah. I guess I don't hate you, either.

Liberty: Yeah.

[Liberty chuckles]

Brad: If you don't want Liberty to have sex, you don't hand her a bunch of condoms and birth control pills. You teach her to say no, and only no.

Janet: Oh, right. Because that's exactly what worked for me. "No, Bradley. I want to keep dancing. No, Bradley. I don't want to lie on the ground and get my dress dirty. No, Bradley. I don't want people to see us."

Brad: All right, all right.

Janet: Okay? Look, you and I both know what can happen in the heat of the moment, and the consequences can be pretty severe. How could you not want her to have protection?

Brad: No. You don't get it, do you? I don't want her doing it at all.

Holden: Luke, I understand why you're angry and that you want to defend your mother.

[Luke scoffs]

Luke: Well, somebody's got to think about her.

Holden: Yeah, but this doesn't concern you. And this attitude of yours -- it's not helping anyone.

Luke: Dad, I was just coming here to go for a swim. If you guys really wanted to have a secret little meeting place, maybe this isn't the right one.

Holden: Okay, fine. Meeting out here was a mistake.

Luke: No. This whole thing is a mistake. Don't you get that?

Holden: Don't you see that I'm trying here to do what I can?

Luke: Well, you're not trying hard enough. Mom will never forgive you if she even sees you talking to Carly. Don't you see that? Or -- or do you even care if she forgives you or not?

Carly: Of course he does.

Luke: You know what? I'd like to hear my father say that. Thank you. So, what are you gonna do, Dad?

Carly: Whatever he has to do, starting with keeping his distance from me.

Holden: Luke, there's a really good chance that your mom is not gonna forgive me, even if Carly and I never speak to each other again.

[Luke scoffs]

Luke: Well, Dad, it's a start, I mean, if you're serious about this.

Carly: Luke, you have my word. It's over.

Luke: I hope so. I don't really feel like swimming anymore.

Holden: That was the look that you were talking about -- the one that takes all that's left of you and just crushes you.

Carly: Sorry. I'm so sorry.

Holden: Carly, you can't just walk away.

Carly: Holden, the only thing that we have left to say to each other is good-bye. It's better this way.

Holden: For who?

Carly: Everyone. We hurt our kids, ourselves, Lily. We have to stop this. We have to take whatever feelings that we have for each other and bury them.

Holden: How? I told you in New York, these feelings that I have -- they're not gonna go away.

Carly: We don't have a choice anymore.

Janet: Thank you. Just tell Liberty not to have sex. Gee, why didn't I think of that?

Brad: She's just a little girl. She shouldn't be in a rush to grow up, Janet.

Janet: I don't want her growing up anymore than you do. She's my baby. She's my everything. But I can't stop it from happening.

Brad: Fine. Then I will.

Katie: No.

Janet: No, you won’t.

Katie: You, Guys, let's just calm down. Things are being said that are being taken the wrong way.

Janet: Fine. Then I'll be clear about this. You've had Liberty now for what, 16 weeks? I have raised and nurtured her for 16 years. I am the authority on her, not you. So if I feel it is time for her to go get birth control or go see a gynecologist, if there is anything she needs or wants, I will make sure she gets it. And I do not have to ask permission from you!

Katie: Okay. Brad, let's go. Sorry about this, Janet.

Janet: Arrogant -- piece of --

Janet: Snyder.

Jack: Ciccone.

Janet: Other room, now.

Jack: Okay.

Janet: Ask me why I'm so mad. Go ahead, ask. Ask.

Jack: Uh, let me guess. It starts with "Brad" and ends with "Is a dumbass."

Janet: He had the nerve to question my parenting skills.

Jack: Oh, Boy.

Janet: He thinks I'm trying to turn our daughter -- my little, tiny baby -- into a tramp!

Jack: He said that? He didn't say that. He said that?

Janet: Oh, oh, and you might think, because I have had experience as a teenage mother, that I just may know what I'm talking about when I'm trying to teach Liberty about sex!

Jack: Yeah. Thinking isn't Brad's strong point.

Janet: Yeah. Any other dad would be on the ground, on his knees, thanking me for taking his daughter to get birth control.

Jack: Whoa. You took Liberty to get birth control?

Janet: Whoa. Is that judgment in your voice?

Jack: No, no, no. I'm not judging you. You -- you know what's best for Liberty. I'm not questioning that. But don't you think you're getting a little ahead of yourself here?

Brad: Liberty! Liberty?

Katie: What are you doing?

Brad: I am trying to protect my daughter, Katie.

[Katie sighs]

Katie: You know that I do not want to agree with Janet, but in this case, she's right.

Brad: She's right? She's right? Giving -- giving my daughter a bunch of condoms and birth control pills -- that's right?

Katie: Her doctor did that. I mean what Janet said about you treating Liberty like a child and trying to control every little thing she does. It's not gonna work.

Brad: So what am I supposed to do?

Katie: You have to listen to Liberty. Listen to what she has to say. And don't project your own personal regrets on her. It's not gonna work.

Brad: You're right. You're right. Liberty's not the one that needs to be afraid to have sex. Parker is.

Parker: You want to know something weird?

Liberty: What?

Parker: The only time when I don't feel like something bad's gonna happen is when I'm with you.

Liberty: I make you feel like that?

Parker: Yeah. I mean, like, you know, the stuff that our parents just came down on us for -- it's like it just -- just goes away.

Liberty: Where does it go?

Parker: I don't know. [Liberty laughs] That's weird, though, right?

Liberty: No, no. I think it's really sweet.

Parker: Yeah, um, I think we should -- um, do you want to go back up to my room?

Liberty: Yeah, yeah. Let's go.

Katie: You want to go beat up Parker? Fine. Have at it. Alienate your daughter even more.

Brad: Oh, I'm the bad guy here, Katie?

Katie: No, you're not! But this is not about you! It's about Liberty. She needs to feel safe, not suffocated. She needs to know that curiosity about sex is fine and normal, not something that she should have to hide.

Brad: You don't get it. I'm terrified. I am terrified she's gonna grow up like Janet did, Katie. I don't want her life to stop because some guy talks her into going behind the bleachers for five minutes -- five minutes that she thinks is gonna last a lifetime. And I am not gonna let another guy like me ruin Liberty's life the way I ruined Janet's.

Liberty: Hey, let me -- it's okay.

Parker: Um, yeah. [Liberty laughs] I -- I got it.

Liberty: Got it? Do you, um --

Parker: Uh, yeah. You're really pretty. [Liberty chuckles] Did -- did I say something wrong?

Liberty: No, no. I -- it's just no one's ever said that to me before. Not like that. I should get something. Here. And -- and you don't have to worry, because I'm actually on birth control pills.

Janet: Jack, kids are curious about things. They're gonna try things whether you want them to or not.

Jack: So what are you saying? You want me to buy Parker a box of condoms?

Janet: Not only do I want you to buy Parker a box of condoms, but I want you to make sure he knows how to use them, because his uncle sure didn't!

Jack: Parker's not Brad. Not every teenage boy -- thank God -- is Brad.

Janet: But the potential is there. They're already kissing. And that's just step one!

Jack: In a long line of steps here. Janet, listen to me. Listen to me. Come here. Parker -- Parker's still trying to figure out what the hell is going on at home, all right? Sex is one massive complication right now. He is not ready to make any kind of move anytime soon.

Janet: How do you know that?

Jack: Because I talked to him. Listen, Parker likes things that make sense, okay? Uh, math, science, movies where stuff blows up. This isn't one of them. And when he's ready, then we'll have that talk.

Janet: Great. I just hope it's not, "Dude, how was it?"

Jack: No. [Jack laughs] It won't be like that. But I also don't think it's healthy to assume that they don't know how to behave in the meantime.

Janet: Jack, it's the meantime that should scare you the most.

Parker: Are you sure you want to do this?

Liberty: Don't you?

Parker: Yeah. I -- I just --

Liberty: What?

Parker: I just kind of thought you'd boss me around some more, you know, like you usually do.

[Liberty laughs]

Liberty: Well, today, I guess I thought I'd try something new.

Carly: You had a great life before me, Holden, with Lily. I know you did, because I saw it all the time. She'll forgive you. I know she will. And you can go back to having that life.

Holden: I'm not even sure that's what I want.

Carly: You have to at least try.

Holden: What if I fail?

Carly: That's why this is so hard -- because I know you won't. Good-bye. Good-bye, Holden.

Holden: Good-bye, Carly.

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

Carly: You're gonna have to talk to me sometime.

Parker: Forget it.

Janet: Oh, my God.

Jack: You're the one that had the affair. You undo the damage.

Holden: What I'm asking is for you not to give up.

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