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As The World Turns Transcript Tuesday 7/29/08

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Henry: Should I get us some coffee?

Vienna: Not if it means that you have to leave me. Why don't you -- why don't we get room service just this once? It would be nice to have someone else serving me instead of me holding the coffeepot.

Henry: Your wish is my command.

Vienna: No, ohh! Too far.

Henry: Oh. Come here. I'm glad you're letting Janet take over the diner today. I think we should just stay in bed all day long.

Vienna: Ooh, that would be nice.

Henry: Mmm. What do you mean, "It would be"?

Vienna: Well, if we wouldn't have to work.

Henry: What work?

Vienna: You know how much I want to make you happy.

Henry: I am happy. I couldn't be happier.

Vienna: Liar.

Henry: What?

Vienna: Liar, because you -- you want excitement and glamour that our little diner can't give you, so we're gonna -- we're gonna get some.

Henry: I'm not following you.

Vienna: Al's is going upscale. So get dressed, Baby, because we are going shopping.

Henry: No, no, no! I don't think so. I don't think we are 'cause we just don't have that much disposable income.

Vienna: No, but --

Henry: Not yet, not yet we donít.

Vienna: We do. We do, Darling, because after we sold our share of Metro back to Carly, we have all of the money we need.

Janet: Hi, Sweetie. What a surprise.

Liberty: What do you mean, "A surprise," Mom? You left me like 12 voicemail messages telling me to get over here.

Janet: Well, I just wanted you to get a good breakfast in before summer school.

Liberty: And I know when you're lying.

Janet: Right back at you, Sugar Bunch.

Liberty: Sorry, Mom, didn't bring my code breakerís manual. Will you just spit it out, please? God.

Janet: Okay. We didn't finish our conversation the other day.

Liberty: Yes, we did. I don't want anymore lectures about me and Parker because nothing is going on.

Janet: Look me in the eye and tell me that. I knew it. I was right the first time.

Jack: Anybody home? Your mom must be at the club.

Parker: Great, 'cause I really don't want to see her, anyway.

Jack: Well, I'll call her, and I'll tell her you're back. Oh, come on, Parker. Why did we have to cut the fishing trip short?

Parker: The fish weren't biting. It was pointless.

Jack: Yeah, there's a big difference between going fishing and actually catching fish.

Parker: What, like male bonding?

Jack: Yes. I was looking forward to spending some days alone with you, you know, just the two of us hanging out, talking about -- whatever.

Parker: You mean my love life or yours? Because I don't think either of us wants to talk about Mom's.

Jack: You got a lot going on right now, Parker.

Parker: Yeah, and I'm used to it, okay? There's nothing I need to talk about.

Jack: Yeah, I wish I could believe that.

Parker: Okay, you know what? I don't even want to think about what Mom did. It makes me sick.

Jack: Fair enough. Then why don't we concentrate on what you did, instead?

Brad: Good timing. What do you think Liberty's password could be?

Katie: What?

Brad: Well, I've already tried her birthday and her name spelled backwards.

Katie: How about "Invasion of privacy?"

Brad: All caps?

Katie: Brad, no, I'm serious. What do you think you're doing?

Brad: I'm being a responsible father. What does it look like I'm doing?

Katie: Spying, spying on your kid.

Brad: Well, you say that like it's a bad thing.

Katie: It's horrible.

Brad: Well, what do you expect me to do? I don't know what's going on with Liberty's life. She won't tell me, so I have to take the low road.

Katie: No, Brad, you have to stop what you're doing right now.

Jack: It's a difficult conversation for me to be having, too, Buddy.

Parker: Great, so let's not have it and say we did.

Jack: I wish, but there are some things we got to discuss before you get yourself into trouble.

Parker: Okay, I'm not stealing cars or doing drugs or something.

Jack: That's not the trouble I'm talking about.

Parker: I don't need the sex talk, either.

Jack: I'm not talking down to you. Parker, I -- you got a good head on your shoulders. I know that.

Parker: Then why don't you just let me use it?

Jack: Because I'm you're father, and I know how you think. And I know you've had it rougher than a lot of kids for a lot of years, and I wish -- I wish I could go back and fix the past, but you know what? I'm not doing that great of a job with the present right now, either.

Parker: Okay, you're not responsible for what Mom does.

Jack: I know that, but we both have to deal with it. Please, sit. Listen, I'm concerned about you. When your family's falling apart, it's a hard thing to handle, even for adults. And with someone your age, kids tend to -- they tend to act out and do stuff they wouldn't normally do.

Parker: I'm not stupid. Dad, come on. Give me some credit.

Jack: I give you all the credit in the world. This is some tough stuff. And with all the talk about Carly and Holden -- I'm just worried that you might be pushed into doing something that you're not ready for. I think you know what I'm talking about.

Janet: I could tell the minute I looked at you. I will never doubt my instincts again.

Liberty: Mom, stop. You don't know that anything even happened, so --

Janet: Oh, please. On this subject, I'm Albert Einstein.

Liberty: Ma, in your mind, maybe.

Janet: Honey. Oh, Baby, I'm your mommy. Whatever happens to you shoots straight through my heart like an arrow.

Liberty: I'm so sorry. Please don't be mad at me. Please don't be mad at me.

Janet: Oh, it's okay. Oh, no, no, no, no.

Brad: This is serious! I mean, Liberty's future could be at stake here, Katie.

Katie: Yeah, and if she finds out that you're spying on her, she's never gonna talk to you again.

Brad: Okay, well, let's make sure she doesn't find out. Come on, come on. Help me out here. Maybe she has a page on one of those websites like facelift or page or space or something. If we can get on that, then we can find out everything we need to know. What are you doing? What are you --?

Katie: An intervention. You have no right to snoop in Liberty's personal things.

Brad: I am not snooping. I'm not snooping. I'm getting information so I can protect my daughter, okay? And that is totally in my job description.

Katie: This is the equivalent of reading your daughter's diary.

Brad: So?

Katie: So, it's not gonna get you what you want. It's just gonna alienate her.

Brad: You're right.

Katie: I am?

Brad: You're right, yeah.

Katie: Uh, yeah, I am. I'm just surprised you agree with me.

Brad: Totally.

Katie: Good. Good, this is good. I'm proud of you because you were going down a dangerous road, and so I'm glad you're giving it up.

Brad: Oh, I'm not giving up. I'm just gonna take a detour.

Katie: No, no, no, no, no! I don't know what the hell you think you're doing, but you better un-think it now.

Brad: Katie, get out of my my way.

Katie: Not until you tell me where you're headed and what you plan on doing when you get there.

Brad: I am gonna go talk to Janet, and I'm gonna tell her to take all that birth-control junk away from Liberty.

Katie: What if she says "No"?

Brad: I refuse to sit back and watch my daughter turn into a tramp --

Katie: She's not gonna turn into a tramp!

Brad: I do not want to see her turn into her mother!

Katie: Okay. Good point. I'm gonna get dressed.

Brad: Why?

Katie: 'Cause I'm coming with you.

Brad: No, no, we don't -- we don't have time, okay? You got to be at the studio, so let me go do what I have to do, and I'll meet you there, okay?

Katie: Promise me you won't get in trouble.

Brad: Hey, I know what I'm doing.

Janet: Oh, Honey. Oh, Baby. Baby, I'm not mad at you.

Liberty: I wanted to tell you so bad, Mom, but I was really scared.

Janet: I know. I know. Did you -- did you use protection?

Liberty: Yes.

Janet: Oh, good. Oh, thank God, 'cause I know that can be embarrassing.

Liberty: It wasn't.

Janet: Good. Okay, well, then how -- how are you? Are you -- are you okay?

Liberty: I'm okay, I guess.

Janet: All right, did Parker -- was he not good to you?

Liberty: Oh, he was fine. I just don't have anything to compare it to, so --

Janet: Right, right. Was it something you both wanted?

Liberty: It just kind of happened. And then, when it was over, just --

Janet: Oh, it -- it's okay. It's okay. What happened? What happened?

Liberty: We just didn't know what to do.

Janet: Right, right.

Liberty: And it was weird.

Janet: No, I get it. I get it because that's still weird, even for me, still.

Liberty: Really?

Janet: Yeah, but I can handle it. See, this just goes to show that there was no way you two were ready for this.

Liberty: Well, if it's weird for everyone, then I don't --

Janet: Then it must be overwhelming for you. Okay, all right, what's done is done, okay? And thank God you -- you used protection, so that means there's not gonna be any surprises in the future. So now the tricky part is trying to figure out how to go back to just being friends.

Liberty: I don't think we can.

Parker: If you're trying to get me to talk about Liberty, there's nothing to say, okay? She's mad at me. She won't even talk to me, much less -- you know.

Jack: Uh, did something happen?

Parker: I don't want to talk about it, Dad. And what's the point if she won't return my calls?

Jack: Well, okay. I hate saying this, but maybe that's a good thing.

Parker: That the girl I like can barely look me in the eye?

Jack: Hey, listen, you've been spending a lot of time with her, okay? Maybe getting some distance is a good thing.

Parker: Are you trying to tell me to stay away from Liberty?

Jack: I'm trying to tell you that you should be hanging out with all kinds of kids, not -- not just her.

Parker: Message received. Can I go?

Jack: Where you headed?

Parker: Work, just like you. Am I excused?

Jack: No, I'm headed out to the station. Why don't I give you a ride?

Parker: I feel like walking.

Liberty: Parker and I had this really stupid fight, and then he never even called me.

Janet: He went on a fishing trip with his dad.

Liberty: And he couldn't have called me to tell me that he was going?

Janet: Um, well, I think it was a spur-of-the-moment kind of thing.

Liberty: To get away from me.

Janet: Oh, Baby, don't be stupid. Who would ever want to get away from you?

Liberty: You have to say that because you're my mom.

Janet: Oh, Sweetie, I know how you feel, okay? I've been there many, many times.

Liberty: Really? How many times have you lost your virginity?

Janet: Um, at least four that I can remember.

Liberty: I just feel really bad.

Janet: I know, Baby. It'll pass, okay? And, you know, maybe just think of this as being for the best.

Liberty: No, mnh-mnh.

Janet: Honey, Parker is going through a really difficult time at home, okay? He's really, really mixed up at the moment.

Liberty: Mom, as if I'm normal? Come on.

Janet: Honey, you're older than he is. Parker's family life is a disaster. And he's just looking for any way to escape. And believe me -- you don't want to be that escape for him because before you know it he'll be all over you, he'll be smothering you, and then you can't breathe.

Liberty: No, he doesn't do that.

Janet: Oh, Honey, I've had guys turn annoying in a second. It'll be okay. I promise.

Liberty: I'm so sorry, Mom.

Janet: Oh, Honey.

Liberty: Just --

Janet: Come on, now. What's done is done. You can't put the toothpaste back in the tube, so to speak. And at least you used protection, right? You were safe, right?

Liberty: I promise, yeah.

Janet: Okay. I believe you. So let's just chalk this up to experience and try and forget about it for a couple years.

Liberty: How do I do that, Mom?

Janet: Well, you start by going back to school. Yep. And you make some new friends. And that's gonna start right now because it's time for school, and I am not writing you a pass. Hey.

Liberty: Hey.

Janet: I love you.

Liberty: I love you, too.

Henry: When I told you that I had sold my share of Metro back to Carly, I wasn't exactly talking about liquid assets.

Vienna: Okay, did you or did you not sell, Henry?

Henry: I -- you saw the contract. It's signed, sealed. It just needs to be delivered.

Vienna: Okay, well, go get our money because we have some glamorizing to do.

Henry: It's not that simple.

Vienna: But it's our money. If -- if you're too embarrassed, I'll go myself, and if she doesn't have the whole amount, then she'll give at least a little bit to spruce up the restaurant so you can be happy.

Henry: I am happy.

Vienna: Really? 'Cause you look a little pale. Why don't you go rest?

Henry: No, no, no, no, no, no. You know what? This is my doing, so I'm gonna make this right, okay?

Vienna: Okay, okay.

Henry: Oh, thank goodness you're home. I need a favor.

Katie: Uh, what is it?

Henry: Can you loan me 50 grand? Uh, make it 5 grand, in cash, preferably.

Katie: What kind of trouble are you in now?

Henry: Oh, the expensive kind.

Katie: Uh, be a little more specific.

Henry: Um, you know how, uh, Vienna is allergic to the idea of us investing in Metro?

Katie: Yeah, but you went ahead and did it anyway.

Henry: Well, I -- I just didn't think she was getting the big picture, you know? She's been trying to convince me that she's happy with the status quo, as humble and as grease-splattered as that is.

Katie: She loves the diner, Henry. She's told you that a million times.

Henry: But she's saying that so I don't feel bad.

Katie: Or did you ever think that maybe it's the truth?

Henry: No, it's not! She's sacrificing her dreams for me.

Katie: Wait, this is Vienna we're talking about?

Henry: Yes, the same exquisite, elegant, expensive --

Katie: Okay, yeah, I get it. So what's the problem?

Henry: I -- I tried to play reverse psychology. I told her that I had sold the club back to Carly. I even had these fake contracts made up and everything.

Katie: Ugh.

Henry: No, I thought that if she saw that I was willing to give up Metro for her, that she would change her mind and let me keep it.

Katie: Let me guess. It didn't work?

Henry: No, it didn't, not a bit. She's overjoyed. She wants to use the money to glamorize Al's!

Katie: That's an oxymoron.

Henry: Bubbles, my life is an oxymoron. And if you don't help me, okay, and if I don't show up with cash in hand, it will go from oxymoron to regular moron soon enough.

Katie: I just -- I don't have 50 grand just lying around, not even for you.

Henry: All right, whatever you got, okay? And I'll just tell her it's -- it's -- it's a down payment and I'll find the money somewhere else.

Katie: You're an idiot.

Henry: I know. I know I am an idiot. I'm -- and I'm -- am I an idiot worth helping?

Katie: You're just gonna get yourself deeper into trouble, Henry.

Henry: Do you have any better ideas?

Katie: Yeah, tell Vienna the truth!

Henry: I can't.

Vienna: Hey.

Janet: Hi, hey! What are you doing here? I thought you were taking the day off to go shopping with Henry.

Vienna: Oh, we are, as soon as he gets some money. I just thought I would work while I was waiting.

Janet: Oh.

Vienna: Why are you crying?

Janet: Oh, well, just a rough morning with the kid. She's growing up. There's nothing I can do to stop it, you know? Okay.

Vienna: Why don't you go home? I can handle things here until the lunch shift, okay?

Janet: Oh, thank you so much. I could use the time to get myself together.

Vienna: Yes, okay.

Jack: Morning.

Vienna: Good morning, Jack. Would you like some eggs?

Jack: No, thanks, I just stopped by to see Janet.

Janet: Hi.

Vienna: Okay.

Jack: Hey.

Janet: Why'd you come back from the fishing trip so early? Not that I'm complaining.

Jack: No, I just -- we cut it short. You got a minute?

Janet: Actually, I have a few hours. Want to take me home? So, what happened with Parker? Why'd you cut the trip short?

Jack: The male-bonding thing was a bust. Parker didn't need a lot of time to say what he had to say.

Janet: Ugh, I know, the same thing with Liberty. Man, the poor kids -- when they decide to spill their guts, everything just comes gushing out. I felt so bad for her, though, you know? The first time is so hard.

Jack: Wait a second. That's -- that's what Liberty said to you, that she and Parker had sex?

Janet: Isn't that what you were talking about?

Jack: No! Parker wouldn't talk about anything but lake trout!

Jack: What did Liberty tell you?

Janet: Uh, it's confidential.

Jack: You just answered my question.

Janet: No, I didn't.

Jack: Mm-hmm.

Janet: She didn't tell me anything, Jack. I'm her mother. I just knew.

Jack: Yeah, but did she say it in so many words? Because Parker wouldn't tell me anything, and I asked him point-blank.

Janet: I know, but this stuff is embarrassing. Don't feel bad.

Jack: No, I wasn't planning on embarrassing him. I wanted to have a man-to-man.

Janet: Oh, great, every kid's wildest dream.

Jack: Hey, it's no picnic for me, either, but it's important.

Janet: Jack, Parker's a boy. Boys don't share things like girls do.

Jack: Janet, I didn't mean to talk at him, but he wasn't holding up his end of the conversation. I tried. I tried my hardest to make it -- to make it known that I don't think he's ready to be a --

Janet: I know. I said the exact same thing to Liberty. Now all we can do is just hope they listened.

Parker: Okay, uh, what the hell do I say? Just don't be stupid. Go say "Hi." Go say --

Jack: I can't believe my son is having sex. He's still riding a bike and playing video games, Janet.

Janet: Oh, don't worry, Jack. From what Liberty told me, I don't think sex is really gonna be an issue anymore.

Jack: Since when?

Janet: Since she said things were really awkward after. And so I think that they're just naturally gonna drift apart.

Jack: Well, that would be the best-case scenario.

Janet: Yeah. I was thinking -- do you -- do you mind if we just keep this between us, not tell anybody else about it, for the kids' sake?

Jack: You mean don't tell Carly or Brad?

Janet: Especially Brad because you know he'll freak out. And since they're not gonna have sex anymore, I really don't see the point, do you?

Brad: Perfect. I'm glad you two are together.

Janet: Since when?

Brad: Since we need to talk about Liberty.

Jack: What about her?

Brad: She's a young, innocent girl, and I expect you both to help me keep it that way.

Henry: If I tell Vienna the truth, she will leave me.

Katie: Don't be ridiculous, Henry. She loves you.

Henry: I -- I lied to her, and in her world, that is -- that is grounds for goodbye. Listen, I just -- I just need an infusion of cash, a couple of grand, that's it. I -- listen, I can't let her know that I tried to trick her. It'll humiliate her, and I know -- I know it's a gamble, but if I lose her, my life is worthless.

Katie: All right. But don't say I didn't warn you.

Brad: Okay, we all know how close Parker and Liberty came to going all the way. And you may be cool with that -- no disrespect -- because you started sort of early yourself.

Janet: I am not cool with that, and you know it. Besides, what I did I didn't do by myself.

Brad: I know. I was an idiot.

Janet: What's your point?

Brad: Okay and I need you to give Parker a message.

Jack: What message?

Brad: That it's not gonna happen -- no sex with my daughter, no way.

Janet: Brad, you need to just chill out, okay? I don't think Jack needs any advice on how to raise his son.

Brad: I'm not gonna let my daughter ruin her life.

Jack: Nobody wants that, Brad.

Brad: I'm not done! I want you to take the sex paraphernalia that you gave her. I want you to take it back.

Janet: It's called birth control, and I'm not gonna turn my back on my daughter and leave her to figure it all out by herself.

Brad: Just do it, okay? Just take the stuff back or tell her it was a mistake and that you'll give it back to her -- I don't know -- like in 10 years.

Jack: You're not being realistic.

Brad: And what do you know about it? You've never been through this before.

Jack: None of us have, Brad, but we were all kids before, right?

Brad: Yeah, and look what happened.

Janet: Hey, you're overreacting, okay?

Jack: Janet's right. Would you just relax? This is all under control.

Brad: No, it's not. Just -- just do it, please. Just swear that you'll take that stuff back from Liberty today. Please?

Janet: Okay, fine, I swear.

Brad: 'Cause I will never forgive myself or you if anything bad were to happen to her.

Janet: You hate me now, don't you?

Liberty: Parker! Parker, I know you wanted to sneak off and never talk to me again, but that's not gonna happen.

Parker: What?

Liberty: I'm not just gonna let you ignore me.

Parker: Okay, I -- I thought you were ignoring me.

Liberty: Why would I do that?

Parker: Um, I -- I said that stupid thing about you not being a, uh -- uh, whether or not you'd done it before, you know? I mean -- I mean, I really didn't mean anything by it, but, uh, I just figured that you'd probably -- I don't know.

Liberty: Well you could have called, maybe, to tell me that instead of running off into the woods with your dad.

Parker: Well, I wanted to, but I didn't think that you wanted to talk to me.

Liberty: Well, I do.

Jack: Why would you think I hate you?

Janet: Because you hate liars.

Jack: Ah.

Janet: And I just told Brad a whopper.

Jack: Yeah, well, you were protecting your kid and mine. I don't hate you. If I haven't told you before, I think you're an amazing mother. And the really cool thing is you did it all by yourself.

Janet: I thought you felt the same way that Brad did, that my giving Liberty birth control was like giving her a permission slip to have sex or something.

Jack: I felt that way at first, yeah, but it turns out you were smarter than all of us. And thank God for that. I mean, you saw my brother putting his head in the sand. At least you're based in reality. You protected my kid, Janet, in spite of me, and I'm very grateful.

Janet: So you don't think I'm a bad influence?

Jack: No, are you kidding me? Come on. You love that little girl. You love her, and you'd do anything for her, and so you make mistakes, but you own up to them. That's incredible. That's a great example.

Janet: Thanks for not blowing the kids' cover.

Jack: Are you kidding me? Brad wouldn't have taken that well. He would have humiliated them more than they already are.

Janet: I know. He is so uncool. But he's Liberty's father. And I don't like to cut him out of her life.

Jack: No, I get that. I get that, but since it's not gonna happen again, well, I just don't see the point.

Brad: Mission accomplished.

Katie: I'm afraid to ask.

Brad: No, don't be. No, I talked to Jack and Janet, and we're all gonna do whatever is necessary to make sure that our kids stay innocent for as long as possible.

Katie: And by "Innocent," you mean "Virgins."

Brad: Of course.

Katie: What will that entail?

Brad: Like I said, whatever is necessary.

Vienna: Ooh! Did you get the money?

Henry: Mm-hmm. I've got it right here.

Vienna: Ooh! This is cash.

Henry: I know. It's a beautiful thing, isn't it? I can't remember the last time I had this much cash in my hands. You want to paper the walls with it or something? Would that be glamorous enough for you?

Vienna: Why didn't Carly give you a check?

Henry: They accountants were working on the books, and so this is all she had in the safe. It's $2,000.

Vienna: Okay, well, I guess it's a start.

Henry: There's more where that came from.

Vienna: Good. Are you ready?

Henry: For?

Vienna: To go shopping. All I have to do is take out the apple strudel, and then we can leave, okay?

Henry: Great. [Cell phone ringing] Hello? Carly, Carly, this is not a very good time, okay? All right? I -- I -- now? No, absolutely not. I have to do something with Vienna. I can't -- fi -- fine, I'll be right there.

Vienna: So, are you ready?

Henry: I, uh -- I canít.

Vienna: What's wrong? Why? You look --

Henry: Sick, I feel sick. I feel so -- I feel really sick all of a sudden. Go! Shop. I -- I've got to go home and lay down.

Vienna: What?

Jack: Good. Emma!

Emma: Oh.

Janet: Hi.

Emma: Oh, I'm sorry. Excuse me.

Jack: Let me grab that.

Emma: Thanks. Thank you. Good morning.

Jack: Did you get peaches?

Emma: Yes, I did. They looked so ripe -- kind of rare. I thought I'd make a pie.

Janet: Oh, wow, peach pie.

Emma: Yeah.

Janet: That sounds good, but you know, not everybody likes peaches. I mean, if you'd like -- I like -- I'm sure your pie is fantastic, but if you like, I could make a tiramisu. The 11th commandment is, "Thou shalt not turn up your nose at Janet's tiramisu." Yeah?


Emma: Yeah, well, I just think I'll make do with peach pie.

Jack: Emma's pies are famous around here.

Janet: I'm -- yes, I'm sure. I know. I've heard. I wasn't implying --

Emma: No.

[Clears throat]

Janet: I'm gonna use the little girls room.

Jack: She was just trying to help.

Emma: Yeah, I'm sure. I'm sure. Uh -- [Sighs] Have you seen my colander? Never mind, never mind. I'll use -- I -- that woman has re-arranged everything in my kitchen. I can't find anything.

Jack: Why do I get the feeling this isn't just about a missing bowl?

Emma: You are dead right. It's not.

Liberty: So, what happened on your fishing trip? You guys are back so soon.

Parker: It wasn't really about fishing. My dad wanted to talk.

Liberty: Oh, about your mom and his cousin, that thing?

Parker: No, uh, about you and me.

Liberty: You and -- you and me what?

Parker: Well, he kept on digging around and dropping hints, but, I mean, after awhile I just couldn't take it anymore. I didn't tell him anything, though. Don't worry. Nobody knows about what happened.

Liberty: I told my mom.

Parker: What? Yeah, I wasn't going to. I promise. It was just -- she kind of guessed it. But she was actually really cool about it, especially when I promised that it was not gonna happen again.

Parker: It's not?

Liberty: No, that's what I told her.

Parker: Yeah, right, my dad was all about how it's the wrong thing and we're not ready.

Liberty: Yeah, my mom, too -- "It's the wrong thing," like she's the expert. So, do you have to go back to work?

Parker: No, no, my student cancelled, something about a swim meet.

Liberty: Oh, so what are you doing now?

Parker: Nothing really. What about you?

Liberty: My teacher's sick.

Parker: Cool.

Liberty: Which is kind of funny 'cause she makes me sick, like, every day.

Parker: So you want to go somewhere?

Liberty: Um, yeah, we could hang out at my dad and Katie's while they're at work.

Parker: Is that okay?

Liberty: Yeah, we're not gonna do anything.

Emma: The last time I checked, um, this was my home. I go away, and aside from everything else that's happened, you have moved a strange woman into my home, without so much as a "By your leave" or "May I?" And to top it off, this woman has the nerve to -- to hide all my good utensils! I don't know where anything is! I -- thank you.

Jack: Janet means well. She loves to cook as much as you do. She really was just trying to help.

Emma: Why is she here, Jack?

Jack: It's not forever.

Emma: Definitely not.

Jack: She's working a lot of shifts at Al's to raise money so she can get her own place and be near her daughter.

Emma: And this is your concern because --

Jack: Because -- because I like her. She's a good person. Give her a chance. You'll see. It's kind of hard not to want to be around her.

Katie: For more information on today's scrap-booking project and where to find supplies, go our website.

Brad: And for you guys out there, stay tuned. In our next segment, we're gonna be doing some manly things with some power tools.

Katie: Yes.

Brad: That was good.

Katie: Not bad.

Brad: That was good.

Katie: Okay, so, specifically, what are you gonna do about Liberty and Parker?

Brad: Well, I'm not gonna do anything personally. Jack and Janet -- they have it -- they have it all covered.

Katie: What do you mean? You were going crazy this morning wanting to protect your daughter's honor, and now you're just gonna let your brother and Janet handle it.

Brad: They are better at is than I am.

Katie: Why do you say that?

Brad: You should have seen them. They weren't worried at all. It's like they just knew everything was gonna be all right and I was just a big, dumb over-reactor.

Katie: Well, they've been doing this a little bit long than you have. It doesn't mean you're a bad father.

Brad: Just not as good.

Katie: What are you talking about? You have so much love to give, and you're trying really hard. Liberty knows that. You just have to cut her some slack and let her know that you trust her. That will go a lot further than trying to break into her computer.

Brad: I forgot to turn off her computer.

Vienna: Henry? I couldn't go shopping with you being so sick. I brought you some chicken soup.

[Vienna looks for Henry. But Henry is gone]

Vienna: I need to talk to you. Something's wrong with Henry.

Katie: Why do you say that?

Vienna: Because he's acting strange.

Katie: Well, that's not unusual for Henry.

Vienna: No, this is -- this is not a joke. First he went to get money from Carly and came back with a pile of cash instead of a check. And then suddenly -- suddenly, he got sick and went home. When -- when I brought him chicken soup, he wasn't there. I'm worried. Do you think he's gambling again?

Katie: No, no, absolutely not. I'm sure of that.

Vienna: Then what? What?

Katie: Talk to Henry.

Vienna: Okay, okay.

Brad: Brad Snyder. "Oakdale Now."

Officer: I don't care if you're Barack Obama. You were doing 85 in a 35 zone.

Brad: Okay, look, it's a family emergency. I have a teenager daughter. Do you have any idea what that's like? Its hell, or it can be. All right, you know, I'm just getting used to this father thing, and my daughter, she just started dating, and I had a moment, a non-trusting moment, a moment I deeply regret, and I need to get home before her and destroy the evidence. And you know what that's like, right? I mean, not in the illegal sense, but -- anyway, if I don't get home before her, my daughter is going to hate me forever.

Officer: Tell it to the judge.

[Engine turns over]

Katie: You got to go home right now.

Henry: What? I -- I can't. Carly left for an hour. Someone has to keep an eye on the place.

Katie: Well, find someone else, or you're gonna lose Vienna.

Henry: What?

Katie: She went to your room to bring you chicken soup.

Henry: Oh, Katie, no.

Katie: Yes, and she knows you're lying about something. She just thinks it's much worse than it really is.

Henry: How could it be worse?

Katie: Gambling.

Henry: Gambling. Oh, my God, you're right. Oh, God, I can't let her think that.

Katie: No, you can't.

Henry: Okay, okay, okay, okay, okay, okay, um, I'm going to -- as soon as Carly gets here, I'm going to go to Vienna, and I will tell her that I lied, that I -- I never sold my share back to Carly and that it was just a trick to keep her on board and that we are still in the club business, and hopefully she will be okay with that.

Vienna: No, she will not.

Henry: Vienna. Vienna, Sweetheart, wait. Keep an eye on the bar. Vienna, come here! Come here!

Janet: Oh, good, you found the colander. I washed it, but then I couldn't remember where I found it.

Emma: Well, that's all right. But let me tell you, Janet -- the colander, it goes in here, okay? All right, so, before I tackle this pie crust, if you'll excuse me, I've got a few things to do, and I guess now it's my turn to use the little girls room.

Janet: I heard what you said.

Jack: I meant every word.

Janet: Thanks for defending me, but she is right. You do not mess with a woman's kitchen. That is the 12th commandment.

Jack: Okay, can -- can we stop with the commandments? I got to go to the station. You sure you're gonna be all right here by yourself?

Janet: Yes, Honey, I think I'll be fine. And since Aunt Emma is not using the kitchen right now, I'm gonna take the opportunity to make you a fabulous lunch and bring it to you at the station.

Jack: You don't -- you don't have to do that.

Janet: Yes, I do because it feels good to be appreciated. And besides, we spent the morning riding the rapids of parenthood and lived to tell about it. I think we deserve to celebrate.

Jack: I'll see you later.

Janet: Oh, yes, you will.

Henry: She just drove off. She wouldn't even talk to me.

Katie: Oh, I'm so sorry that she had to hear the truth that way, but once she gets over the initial shock, she'll come around.

Henry: I -- I don't know, Katie. I betrayed here, and the I told you, and that makes it a lot worse.

Katie: But at least she knows you were gonna tell her the truth. She heard you say that. That changes everything.

Henry: You think so?

Katie: Yeah, absolutely. Vienna loves you. Everything's gonna be fine.

[Vienna crying]

Parker: Um, is it okay?

Liberty: Yeah, its fine, I guess. It's not like the first time, right? You can't put the toothpaste back in the tube.

Parker: What does that mean?

Liberty: I don't know. It just made sense to my mom, I guess.

Parker: Hey, um, do you have any of those things your mom gave you?

Liberty: Yeah.

[Liberty gives Parker the condom and just than Brad walks in and Parker drops the condom]

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

Brad: First time they what?

Jack: No, no, no!

Brad: This is Ugo, your new bodyguard.

Henry: Please marry me.

Edna: Look, it's you, Holden, here with the two Mrs. Snyders.

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