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As The World Turns Transcript Friday 8/15/08

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Tom: Come on. They replaced the stent, not my heart. I'm in better shape than I was before the surgery.

Margo: Take the chair out of the way.

Tom: Stop. I can get this on my own, really.

Margo: How many times in our marriage have you been waited on hand and foot, huh?

Tom: Not many.

Margo: Okay. Then take it like a man. Come on. I almost lost you twice in the last year. Just let me -- let me hover and enjoy it, okay?

Tom: Okay, hover away. But I'm not your only patient. How you feeling, Case?

Casey: Um, I'm good.

Tom: Good. How's Emily?

Casey: Back to normal. Speaking of which, uh, I actually have news that will probably speed up your recovery faster than Mom will. Emily and I are getting an annulment, so our marriage is officially over.

Emily: Unbelievable. I'm sorry. Did -- did Bob not give you strict orders to stay home and rest at least a day?

Susan: Oh. This from the woman who insisted on leaving the hospital early so she could put her newspaper to bed?

Emily: Yeah, well, the story about Decker needed to be told.

Susan: And I needed to check on my patients. Why are you here? Are you having a relapse?

Emily: Does it look like I'm having a relapse? I'm fine. I came to check on you.

Susan: You mean since every living soul in town knows that the man who terrorized this hospital used to be my husband? I'm peachy.

Emily: I already told you nobody blames you, Mom.

Susan: It's no wonder you and your sister have had a few little problems finding a good man. You learned from a master.

Emily: Hey, I got a good one now.

Susan: Casey's a -- your husband, and I have to respect that.

Emily: Yeah, well, actually, uh, he's not my husband -- or he -- he won't be soon. Yes, mother. This is true. My days as Mrs. Casey Hughes are coming to an end.

Janet: Oh! And here I was, tiptoeing around so that I wouldn't wake you up.

Jack: Mm.

Janet: Mm, mm.

Jack: You're too late. I'm sorry I was asleep when you got in last night. But picking J.J. up from, uh, camp turned out to be your basic nightmare. When we got there, he wasn't even packed. We couldn't believe it.

Janet: "We"?

Jack: Carly decided she was gonna tag along last minute.

Janet: Oh. How was that?

Jack: Complicated. But then again, with Carly, it always is.

Carly: Come on, Parker. Where are you?

[Train whistle blares]

Janet: So, how complicated can it be, picking up a kid from camp?

Jack: Well, clearly, you don't know Carly all that well, or you wouldn't have to ask.

Janet: Oh. What, did you guys argue the whole time?

Jack: No. Actually, we got along pretty well.

Janet: Great.

Jack: Aren't you supposed to be at work?

Janet: Uh, you know. But you know what? Nobody will starve if I'm a few minutes late. Besides, I really want to hear more about this fabulous road trip and how well the two of you got along.

Jack: Oh, stop it, okay? Except for when it comes to the kids, Carly and I are history. You know that. Yesterday was proof. There was no drama, no heartache. It's like we finally got to this place where we finally understand each other.

[Cell phone ringing]

Janet: Well, I'm happy for you -- I think.

Jack: Hey. I was just talking about you.

Carly: Parker was supposed to take the 9:10 train home from camp, right?

Jack: Right.

Carly: And -- and there's no way he might have decided to stay another day?

Jack: Carly, what -- what's going on?

Carly: Well, I'm here at the train station. I'm waiting to pick him up. But he didn't get off the train.

Jack: Were you there on time?

Carly: Yes.

Jack: Okay. Uh, did you try his cell?

Carly: Yeah, Jack. It goes directly to voicemail.

Jack: Carly, maybe he knew who was calling.

Carly: What is that supposed to mean?

Jack: Never mind. Listen, just wait 20 minutes and try to call him again.

Carly: That's it?

Jack: I'm sure he's fine.

Carly: Well, Jack, I'm glad you're sure.

Jack: What do you want me to do?!

Carly: Nothing. Do absolutely nothing.

Jack: What just happened?

Janet: Sounds like all that understanding just went right out the window.

Casey: It -- it's kind of funny, when you think about it. You guys finally accept me and Emily as husband and wife, and now she decides she doesn't want to be married.

Margo: Uh, so this is -- this is her decision?

Casey: Yeah. She says we're not ready.

Tom: Well, I can't say that I disagree.

Margo: Well, me either. I mean, you're -- you're too young to be committed to anything.

Casey: Oh, no, no. I'm committed. You know, this thing with Decker made me sure more than anything that -- I don't want to live without her.

Margo: I know that feeling, believe me. But you're sure?

Casey: Yeah. Positive, positive. And -- and I've also been thinking about you guys, too, you know? You -- you were great to me and Emily when all this was going down, and -- I'll never forget it.

Tom: Well, we just want you to be happy now.

Casey: I am, I am, I am. Which is why I'm not gonna let this annulment bother me.

Tom: Good. So, can I help with any of the legal stuff?

Casey: No, no, no, no. You need to rest. There's no rush, you know? Besides, Emily and I are gonna be together. And the next time we get married, it will -- it will be for keeps.

Susan: I am so glad you came to your senses.

Emily: You know what? You better watch what you say, Mother, because annulment or not, Casey’s not ready to give up on me. And I feel the same way about him.

Susan: I'm just hoping that you're not deluding yourself that this May-December fling is anything more than that.

Emily: He loves me, Mother. He loves me. He doesn't care how old I am or -- or what I'm gonna look like in 20 years. He doesn't care!

Susan: Maybe not now.

Emily: I can't believe you! You of all people should understand this. Are you forgetting about your -- your ex-husband -- your younger ex-husband, Larry?

Susan: I'm not forgetting. I speak from experience when I tell you that being with Casey is a bad idea.

Emily: Well, I disagree, okay? And -- and after everything I've been through, if you think I'm gonna throw it all away because you think it's a bad idea, you're out of your mind!

Susan: Okay! If he makes you happy --

Emily: No, there are no ifs about it!

Susan: Then I'm happy for you!

Carly: Parker, this is now my fourth time calling, and -- and I'm starting to really worry. If -- if you're getting these messages and you don't want to talk to me, that's okay, really. Just send me a text so -- so I know you're all right. Please.

[Cell phone rings]

Holden: Carly.

Carly: Hi. I know that we probably shouldn't talk, but something's wrong here. I can feel it.

Holden: What is it?

Carly: It's Parker. He was supposed to be on a train this morning, and he wasn't. I keep calling his cell phone, but I just get voicemail. And I'm -- I'm trying not to think the worst, but I -- I can't help it.

Holden: Are you still at the station?

Carly: Yes.

Holden: Stay there. I'm on my way.

Jack: I knew it wouldn't last. One good day, and in less than 24 hours, we're right back at each other's throats. Parker's not answering.

Janet: Oh, great. I was afraid of that.

Jack: You really think he's with liberty, knowing the trouble he'd be in?

Janet: You really think you need to ask me that question? Hold on.

[Cell phone rings]

Liberty: House of Snyder.

Janet: Are you alone?

Liberty: Is this a prank call?

Janet: It's your mother.

Liberty: Of course I'm alone. Daddy dearest would not have it any other way.

Janet: So Parker's not with you?

Liberty: Are you kidding? You think he'd risk sudden death?

Janet: Uh, he might.

Liberty: I haven't seen him, and I don't expect to.

Janet: Okay. That's all I needed to know.

Liberty: Wait. Is Parker okay?

Janet: I'm sure he's fine. Nothing to worry about, okay? I love you. I'll talk to you later. Bye. He's not with Libby.

Jack: You're sure she was telling you the truth? Okay. I'm gonna head over to the train station, make sure he's not talking to his mom.

Janet: Uh -- you want some company?

Jack: I got it covered, Honey, and you got to get to work.

Janet: No, I'm --

Jack: Mm, mm.

[Liberty humming]

Brad: Kim, Kim, what are you doing here?! You should be taking a two-week vacation after what happened at the hospital.

Kim: I'm fine, I'm fine. Thank you, but I'm fine.

Katie: We were so worried about you. How is everyone in the family doing?

Kim: Oh, Honey, thanks. Everybody's just wonderful now, thank God.

Katie: You must have been terrified.

Kim: Oh, it was. There was so many lives at stake. I mean, it wasn't just Bob and the boys. When I think of what could have happened and how close they came, it was just horrific.

Leo: Sorry for interrupting, but the director needs you in the booth.

Kim: Oh, Leo. Have you two met our new intern? Brad and Katie, otherwise known as "The talent."

Katie: Yeah, well, that's debatable. Hi.

Leo: Nice to meet you.

Katie: Nice to meet you, too.

Brad: Yeah. Hey, nice to meet -- welcome, welcome.

Kim: Okay. See you later.

Katie: You okay?

Brad: Yeah. I'm -- I'm good.

Katie: Listening to Kim talk about losing people got to you, didn't it?

Brad: I get it now, you know, like I never did before, uh, how much scarier the world is when you're not alone. If anything ever happened to you or Liberty --

Katie: Nothing's gonna happen.

Brad: I just keep thinking that if I can keep track of her, you know, where she is every moment, that I can keep her from messing up her life the way I messed up her mother’s.

Katie: Liberty's a smart girl, Brad. She's learned from Janet’s mistakes.

Brad: I hope you're right.

Liberty: This is insane. You know that, right? What are you doing here?

Parker: Um, well, my dad sent me to this tennis camp so that I would get over you, but that didn't really work, and today was the last day.

Liberty: Well, well, won't they be expecting you at home?

Parker: Probably, but as soon as I got off the train, I came straight here. I had to see you and tell you how sorry I am.

Liberty: For what?

Parker: For just acting like a complete jerk the last time I saw you. It was just -- I was so ticked at our dads for saying that we couldn't see each other anymore.

Liberty: No. Everyone got a little intense, you know? But -- but the parents kind of cooled out a little bit, and -- and Katie’s like this close to convincing my dad to get me another phone. So you have to go. Yeah, you have to go, because if he catches you here --

Parker: He won't, okay? I waited until I was sure that they left before I came in. God. I missed you so much. The whole -- the whole way here on that train, all I could think about --

Casey: It was the ring, wasn't it? If I had gotten a bigger rock, good-bye annulment, right?

Emily: Very funny. So, how'd your parents take the news? Let me guess -- your mother was on the phone with Lisa, planning a party to celebrate.

Casey: Oh, come on. My parents came around about it. And I told them the annulment won't change a thing.

Emily: Well, I'm sure they loved that.

Casey: It's weird. The -- the fact that I don't fight it -- I think my parents realize how serious I am about you. What about your mom?

Emily: Well, same as usual. "It won't last, Emily."

Casey: Well, she's wrong. Don't let her get to you. We're gonna make it through it, okay?

Emily: Dani? Dani Andropoulos, is that you?!

Dani: Emily! Oh, my God! I don't believe it. Hi.

Carly: Parker, please. If you get this --

Holden: Hey. Any word?

Carly: No. And two more trains have come and gone, and he wasn't on either of them. What the hell am I supposed to do?! I'm sorry. I shouldn't be bothering you with this. You should be looking after your own son instead of trying to help me find mine.

Holden: No, no, no. Aaron's fine. Besides, I should be here with you right now, helping you out. Did you call Jack? Did you make sure that he didn't pick Parker up earlier?

Carly: I called him. He made it sound like I was making a big deal out of nothing.

Holden: All right, well, let's just focus on Parker right now. What about the camp counselor? Did you talk to him, by any chance?

Carly: No.

Holden: Give him a call.

Carly: No. I didn't even think of that. Okay. Hi. This is Carly Tenney calling. My son, uh, Parker Snyder, was supposed to be in the 9:10 train back to Oakdale this morning. No, he didn’t. Yeah, that's okay. It's okay. I -- I know now. Yeah. No, I'm sure he's fine. Thank you. Thank you very much. He took an earlier train. He's probably at home right now, wondering where everybody is.

Holden: Or in bed with the ringer off.

Carly: Thank you. Thank you so much for not making me feel like the worst mother in the world and for not listening to me when I said we shouldn't see each other.

Holden: Come on. I'll walk you to your car.

Parker: See? This is why I keep double-faulting. Because who can think about tennis when there's you?

Liberty: Whoa! Hey, you love tennis.

Parker: Yeah, well, I love you.

Liberty: Um, you must be really thirsty after your train ride. I'm gonna get you something to drink --

Parker: No. No, no, no, no. I'm fine, I'm fine.

Liberty: No, really. Please. Just -- just let me be the good hostess. Just sit, um, here, and I'm gonna turn on that. And I'm gonna get you something to drink, okay?

 [“Olympic fanfare and theme" plays]

Stage manager: In 5, 4, 3 --

P.A.: Phone call for brad. Sorry. It's his daughter. Says it's urgent. Hey, what's wrong?

Liberty: Hey. Um, sorry to call you at work.

Brad: No, it's okay. Why are you whispering?

Liberty: It's -- its Parker. He's here.

Brad: What?

Liberty: Dad, I swear I did not invite him. He just showed up. And -- and now he's here, and he's not leaving. And -- and I don't know what to do.

Brad: Okay. Um, I'll be right there. Don't worry.

Katie: Is everything okay?

Brad: No. But it will be. Kim, I got to go. I'm sorry. I have to go.

Kim: What's going on?

Katie: Family crisis.

Carly: Jack, what are you doing here?

Jack: You said that Parker might have missed his train. I came here to help you find him.

Carly: I shouldn't have called you. Turns out he took an earlier train.

Jack: So he's probably at home.

Carly: Hopefully. I'm on my way there right now to make sure.

Jack: With him?

Carly: Excuse me?

Holden: Jack --

Jack: Hey, I'm just saying that you two are a big part of why Parker's having so many problems lately. You might want to think about keeping this private little -- whatever out of his face.

Holden: You're out of line, Jack.

Jack: I'm out of line?

Holden: Carly was scared that something happened to Parker, so I came to help her out.

Jack: He's my kid! If something happened, it's my job.

Holden: Yeah, well, if it's your job, then do it. Next time Carly’s worried sick, don't blow her off.

Jack: You're giving me advice on my life now after you've done such a bang-up job with yours?

Carly: Guys -- really, this isn't doing anything any good. Hey, thank you for coming. Right now, I need to go home and make sure that Parker's all right. And I -- I need you to just go.

Holden: Yeah. You sure you want to deal with him alone?

Jack: What do you think I'm gonna do?

Carly: I can handle it.

Holden: Next time, step up. She won't have to call me.

Parker: I freaked you out again, didn't I?

Liberty: What? No.

Parker: Yeah, when I said I loved you.

Liberty: No. I'm -- I'm just really nervous about my dad coming.

Parker: Yeah, well, you can't let him keep us apart. All right. What if I told you that I had a plan, and it would make it so that we could see each other without our parents knowing about it?

Liberty: You're nuts. You're -- I mean, do you not get it? My -- my dad would insert a homing device in me if he could. Parker, he's watching me 24/7, okay? We're just gonna have to suck it up and -- and stick to the rules.

Parker: But I miss you. I mean, don't you miss me?

Liberty: What do you think?

[Door opens]

Brad: You must have a death wish, and it is about to come true.

Carly: You didn't have to be such a jerk, you know. Holden was just there to help.

Jack: I'll bet. Parker!

Carly: Maybe if you'd come when I called you and told you I was worried, I wouldn't --

Jack: Yeah, what happened to you butting out where Holden was concerned so he could fix things with his wife?

Carly: Forget it. Let's not do this, okay? Parker does not need to hear this on his first day back.

J.J.: Why are you guys yelling?

Carly: We're sorry, Sweetheart. We're just -- we're looking for Parker.

J.J.: He's not here.

Jack: You sure?

J.J.: I've been here the whole morning. I haven't seen him. Weren't you supposed to pick him up at the train station?

Jack: I'll check his room.

J.J.: What's going on? Is Parker in trouble again?

Carly: No, no, Sweetheart. It's just -- he -- he took an earlier train, and, uh, we thought that he'd be home by now.

Jack: He's not there.

Janet: Well, if I were you, I'd skip the healthy stuff and go straight for dessert.

Holden: Excuse me?

Janet: Cheesecake. You can attack that instead of -- whatever.

Holden: I look like I want to attack somebody?

Janet: Oh, Boy. You Snyder boys really think you're good at hiding things, but you're not.

Holden: Oh, you know what? You know what? Don’t. Don't compare me to Jack. I had enough of him for one day.

Janet: What are you talk -- you saw him? Last I heard, he was on his way to the train station.

Holden: Right. That's where I saw him, jumping all over Carly for calling me to help her with her son.

Janet: Ooh. Now I'm starting to get the picture. So, what did happen with Parker anyway?

Holden: I think he just took an earlier train. I'm sure he's home already.

Janet: Well, I hope so. I hope he's at home instead of -- well, I hate to think of where else he might be.

Holden: Well, if Liberty was involved, I'm sure Jack will let you know, if he's not too busy telling Carly how much she messed up. I'll have a burger, rare.

Emily: Let me look at you! You're all grown up and totally gorgeous.

Dani: God, look at you. I swear, you look better than last time I saw you.

Casey: Must be love.

Dani: Hi.

Emily: You remember, uh, Ca -- Casey Hughes.

Dani: Oh, my God. I think last time I saw you, you were playing with toy trucks.

Casey: Oh, yeah, yeah! You've -- you've grown up, too. How you been?

Emily: Have you called my mother? I -- I'm sure she's gonna want to see you.

Dani: Yeah, yeah. I want to see her, too. Uh, I heard what happened at the hospital. Sounds like something I don't want in my textbook.

Casey: You're, uh, majoring in psychology?

Emily: No, actually, Dani's gonna be -- it's a criminologist, right?

Dani: That's right. You are looking at a proud graduate of John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Emily: Congratulations. That is fantastic.

Dani: Yeah. I mean, it's kind of weird, me ending up on this end of the law after getting in so much trouble when I was a kid, you know?

Casey: Well, it's better than getting in trouble later on. They throw you in jail for that.

Dani: He's joking, right?

Emily: Uh -- she doesn't need to hear your whole life's story.

Casey: No. She's gonna find out sooner or later.

Emily: No, really. She doesn't need to hear it.

Casey: Okay. I -- I did time for grand larceny.

Dani: Whoa. Uh, son of the former D.A. and Chief of Detectives. A lot has happened since I've left, huh?

Casey: You have no idea.

Margo: You know, Honey, I took the day off to fuss over you, not to watch you work.

Tom: Stop. This is working wonders for my recovery.

Margo: Did you hear the part where Casey said that, uh, the annulment was no rush?

Tom: I did.

Margo: Yeah, and did you hear the part where he said that it wasn't gonna change anything between him and Emily?

Tom: Uh, maybe not in his mind, but Emily sounded pretty serious to me.

Margo: Why? You think that she might not be as committed as he is?

Tom: It's a possibility.

Margo: I don't know. I mean, as much as you know I hate to admit this, after seeing them at the hospital, I think that she really loves him.

Tom: Well, hopefully, she loves him enough to do the right thing and let him go.

Dani: Wow. I'm sorry you had to go through that. But, uh, looks like you've got everything turned out.

Casey: Well, it -- it helps when you have the love of a good woman.

Emily: You know what? We -- we need to have lunch real soon.

Dani: Definitely, definitely. Um, this good woman you speak of -- anyone I know?

Casey: Yeah.

Emily: You know what? I'm gonna head back to the office. I will see you both.

Casey: Oh, no, no, no, no, no. Don't run off like this.

Dani: Oh, my God. You and Emily.

Jack: I'm just gonna make a few calls, see what I can find out.

[Cell phone rings]

Jack: Hey, Brad.

Brad: You dropped the ball, Brother.

Jack: Come again?

Brad: You said you were on it, but you weren’t.

Jack: Okay, Brad, I really don't have time for your games.

Brad: Maybe that's the problem -- you don't have time. Maybe if you did, your son wouldn't end up with my daughter, again.

Jack: Parker's with Liberty?

Brad: Not for long. I'm bringing him home. And when I get there, you better figure out a way to get through to him and make it stick this time. You, out. Look, don't even think about it.

Parker: All right, but please, listen to me. Do not punish her. This was totally my idea.

Brad: Yeah. It's really -- it's good to know. Now move.

Parker: Okay, first of all, do not blame Liberty.

Brad: Obviously, whatever you're doing to get through to him is not working.

Jack: Brad, do not tell me how to deal with my son.

Brad: Someone has to. Either you get through to him, or I will. Thanks, Dad.

Dani: So, you two are -- you're going out?

Casey: Well, no. At the moment, we're actually way past the stage of dating.

Emily: Don't you have to go register for class or something?

Casey: You're right. Do you see how good she is to me? I'll see you at the office, okay?

Emily: Um, your mother -- how is your mom? I have not seen Betsy in I think, years.

Dani: Mom's great. But you -- you and Casey? Wow. I mean --

Emily: Yeah, yeah, I know. He's young. He's -- he's young. But it's not like I'm the first woman in the history of the world to date a younger man, right?

Dani: Hey, hey, I say good for you.

Emily: Really?

Dani: Yeah, yeah. I mean, why should Demi have all the fun, right? My Aunt Emily, queen of the cougars. You go, Girl.

Jack: What the hell were you thinking?

Carly: Why didn't you call me and tell me you were taking an early train? I was worried sick there, waiting for you.

Parker: You think I care?

Jack: Don't take that tone with your mother.

Parker: Right, because no one deserves my respect more than she does.

Jack: Hold it. Empty your pockets.

Parker: What?!

Jack: Now. Empty them. From now on, you don't make a move without me knowing about it.

Parker: Are you kidding me?

Jack: Got it?

Parker: Got it.

Jack: Now go to your room.

Carly: Are you okay?

Jack: I don't know what to do. Short of bringing him to the station and locking him up, I'm at a complete loss here.

Carly: I understand. Believe me. Do you think maybe you'd have better luck getting through to Parker if you acted a little less like a cop and a little more like a father?

Liberty: He's not gonna hurt him, is he?

Katie: I think Brad's gonna leave the hurting to Jack and Carly this time.

Liberty: God. I hate that I got him in trouble.

Katie: But you did the right thing by calling.

Liberty: He was just -- he was getting, like, so intense.

Katie: Do you like him, Liberty?

Liberty: What? You mean, like, like him like him? Yes.

Katie: Yeah.

Liberty: Yeah, no. Katie, I would not have done what I did with someone that I did not like, okay? But I just -- wish he would just stop acting like because what we did, now we have this, you know, like lifelong destiny together or something.

Katie: Well, why don't you just tell him that he has to back off because you want to respect your father's wishes?

Liberty: Well, I tried telling him that, but Parker doesn't believe me. He thinks I'm just scared that my dad's gonna do something, like, intense again.

Katie: Well, let's just hope Brad doesn't resort to kidnapping again.

Liberty: Well, the bottom line is that I'm really not worried about my dad's reaction. It's Parker's that I'm scared about.

[Knock on door]

Parker: Just leave me alone!

J.J.: Um, hey. I'm supposed to tell you to turn the music down or Dad will take that away, too. Dad doesn't usually yell like that.

Parker: Yeah. He'll get over it.

J.J.: Wow. You must like Liberty a lot. I mean, you keep getting punished because of her.

Parker: Okay, you know what? Our parents -- they just don't get it. Just because they've messed up with everyone that they love, they've decided that they won't give anyone else a chance, all right? But I don't care what they say. I'm gonna see her anyway.

J.J.: How? They're on your case every second.

Parker: Yeah. But they're not on yours.

Janet: Is this really all about Jack, or is this about your wife? Oh, come on! I live at your mother's house. It's kind of hard not to hear about what's going on, besides the fact that I know a little bit about breakups. After you move on, after something with someone is over, it's kind of hard to figure out where you stand.

Holden: Mm. No kidding.

Janet: Well, it's also kind of like quitting smoking. It takes a while before you quit reaching for that cigarette, you know?

Holden: Are you talking about me and Carly or me and Lily?

Janet: You and Carly, Jack and Carly, you and Lily.

Holden: You and Brad?

Janet: Great. Yeah, I do. Anyway, as they say, time heals all wounds.

Holden: Mm. I hear there's this patch you can wear.

Janet: Wouldn't that be great if they had one of those for relationships?

Holden: Sure would. Hmm. See you around.

Jack: I am sick to death of people accusing me of acting more of a cop than a father.

Carly: I'm not accusing you, Jack.

Jack: Kids learn by example, Carly. And how is Parker supposed to act like an adult when the only adult he lives with doesn't even come close?

Carly: Well, I suppose he'd be better off with you and Janet at the farm. That sets a really great example.

Jack: If Parker lived with me at the farm, I'd find another place for Janet to live. Should I look into that?

Carly: No.

Jack: Then figure out a way to keep him in line.

Carly: Well, what happened to yesterday? You -- you were so good to me. We laughed. For the first time in a long time, I thought -- I thought maybe we'd put all that bad stuff behind us.

Jack: So did I. But I was wrong, again.

[Door closes]

Emily: What are you doing here? What happened to school registration?

Casey: I needed to see you more.

Emily: Yeah, but I thought we decided that school's a priority, Case.

Casey: You didn't want me to tell Dani about us. Why?

Emily: I -- just didn't feel the need to tell her today.

Casey: But she's family. Wouldn't it be better if she heard from us?

Emily: Oh, Casey, you just don't get it.

Casey: What I get is that I love you, more than I've ever loved any other person. And you love me. If anyone has a problem with it, I -- I don't care. I am too happy loving you to let anyone take that away from us.

Susan: Dani, how long are you here? Do you need a place to stay?

Dani: No, no! I'm just -- I'm passing through on my way back to New York, and I thought that I would treat myself to a night at the Lakeview before I start pounding the pavement, find some work.

Susan: It blows my mind that you are a college graduate.

Dani: Do you know what blows my mind is Emily and her boyfriend?

Susan: Is that how she introduced Casey?

Dani: No, he actually made the distinction. But to be honest, I think she was a little embarrassed.

Susan: I guess so. But if you mention one word about the age difference, she will bite your head off, because she really insists that what they have is for real and forever.

Dani: You think she actually believes that?

Susan: You don't?

Dani: Nothing against Emily, but one day, Casey is going to remember that there is a whole world of hot, young women out there. And when he does, I have a feeling that he and Emily are going to be history.

Emily: Mm.

Casey: I will love you forever, Emily Stewart. And how could I not? Look at this body! I just love it!

Emily: Yeah, well, this body's not gonna look like this forever.

Casey: Oh, shut up!

Emily: No, I'm serious. When you're like 40, I'm gonna be --

Margo: Oh, oh! I mean, come on! The door's open!

Emily: Sorry, sorry, sorry.

Margo: Please!

Emily: Sorry.

Margo: Well -- you -- you're looking a lot better than the last time I saw you.

Emily: Well, I feel better. Thank you.

Margo: Good. Um, I came to deliver these.

Casey: I told Dad not to rush that.

Margo: Oh, I know, I know, I know, but, you know, he's going a little stir-crazy, and having a job gives him something to do, makes him useful.

Emily: Annulment papers.

Margo: Yeah. So I'll just leave those for you two to sign.

Emily: No, no, no. Uh -- why put off what we have to -- what we can do today?

Margo: Okay. I'll, uh, just get these to Tom so he can have them filed.

Casey: So, that's it.

Emily: That's it.

Casey: But we're, uh, still together, right?

Emily: Right.

Casey: Tell -- tell me, you're in with me on this, right?

Emily: Yeah. I'm with you.

J.J.: You know what?

Parker: Okay, okay. Come on, J.J. Look, all you have to do is pretend you are hanging out with me, and then you just get lost so Liberty and I can hang out.

J.J.: Well, what happens when Mom and Dad finds out?

Parker: They won’t.

J.J.: Like they didn't every other time? Forget it. Uh, I'm not gonna lie to them.

Parker: Okay, okay. What if I gave you $20 every time?

Katie: Hey.

Brad: Where's Liberty?

Katie: In major need of some "Zs" after all the drama going on around here.

Brad: Mm!

Katie: I take it it didn't go well at Carly’s.

Brad: I snapped at Jack for not being tough enough. And to be honest, I don't think anyone could get Parker to back off where Liberty is concerned.

Katie: I think I might know a guy who can.

Brad: Who?

Katie: I was thinking about our new intern, Leo.

Brad: What?!

Katie: Just one date. That's all it would take to show Parker that Liberty's not ready to get serious yet.

Brad: Well, what if Liberty decides to get serious about Leo?

Katie: No, it wouldn't be a real date! It would just have to be real enough to get the message across to Parker.

Brad: I don't -- I don't know. Uh, I don't know. I mean, does this Leo character -- does he know that if he doesn't keep his hands to himself, he's gonna lose them? Clear about the boundaries from the get-go -- everyone except Parker.

Brad: Really think this could work?

Katie: Trust me.

Janet: No way! Liberty promised.

Jack: Yeah, well, she kept that promise, 'cause Parker copped to it being his idea.

Janet: Oh. Well, thank God for that at least.

Jack: Parker always knew better. Now, it seems like he doesn't care about anything except Liberty, and he's so damn mad at everyone -- at Carly for letting him down again, at me for not stopping her. It's like the boy I know is gone. I don't know if I can get him back.

Janet: Give him some time.

Jack: I'm not sure that will be enough.

Janet: Jack, I said this to you before. Kids are a lot tougher than we give them credit for.

Jack: I hope you're right.

Janet: Listen.

Jack: Hmm?

Janet: Between me and the cheesecake -- -- we will take very good care of you. Don't you worry.

Carly: You should not be here.

Holden: Listen, I'm not gonna stay. I just wanted to make sure that you were all right and see if Parker was here when you got home.

Carly: Actually, he was with Liberty.

Holden: Oh. That's not good.

Carly: No. Brad went ballistic when he caught the two of them together. Not that Parker cared. He seems hell-bent on breaking all the rules. Which should not surprise me, right? Like mother, like son.

Holden: Carly --

Carly: And Jack -- he practically threatened to take Parker away from me if -- if I don't get my act together.

Holden: He wouldn't do that. He would never do that.

Carly: He could. He has a valid point. I'm setting an awful example for my children. This -- this has to stop, Holden. You have to leave.

Holden: Carly --

Carly: Please.

Holden: If you need anything --

Carly: I can't. I can't need anything from you. I can't call you or see you. For the sake of my children, I need to let you go.

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Brad: I'm trying to protect my daughter.

Jack: By sending her off with some guy she doesn't even know?!

Leo: Bet I'm a whole lot better than your little boyfriend.

Liberty: Get off --

Lucinda: Brian Wheatley, this is my -- my grandson --

Brian: Hi.

Lucinda: -- Luke Snyder. And his friend, Noah Mayer.

Brian: You might want to -- I don't know -- rethink how open you are about your relationship with Noah.

Luke: I should go back in the closet?

Mike: There is no way that we'll be able to clean up the site in the time we've got.

Meg: Then my mother loses everything she's worked for.

Lily: Stop following me, Holden! Nothing I do concerns you anymore!

Holden: Well, it's just force of habit. I guess it's a habit that I need to break.

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