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As The World Turns Transcript Wednesday 3/4/09

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Provided By Suzanne
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Henry: Vienna!

Vienna: Henry, I have a surprise for you!

Henry: Maggie said you called and switched your order from coffee to tea.

Vienna: Yes, tea goes with my new look.

Henry: Your new look? Hmm. That's a new spin on the beefy barista and coy, college coed, perhaps? Oh.

Vienna: Not exactly. What do you think?

Brad: Hey, well, it's cute, huh? Well, you know, I got it after I dropped Liberty off at the diner. But you know, I know Mother's Day is far away, but since you're practically a mommy -- hey. Hey, hey.

[Knocking on door]

[Carly groans]

[Knocking on door]

Craig: Good afternoon. Where are they?

Carly: Uh -- oh, the kids? They -- they had sleepovers.

Craig: Not the kids. The labels, Carly. The cutting-edge labels for our cutting-edge product.

Carly: Could you pipe down please? I have a wicked headache.

Craig: Oh, sorry.

[Whispering]

Craig: Where are they?

Carly: I didn't do it.

Craig: What?

Carly: Well, you gave me all that vodka last night, you told me to come home and work on a label. I'm not a machine. I didn't do it.

Craig: Then, what are these?

Carly: They're terrible. Don't even look at them.

Craig: Hmm.

Carly: Oh.

Craig: Horrific. Ghastly.

Carly: What? Did you run out of insults? How about atrocious, disgusting, egotistical?

Craig: How is a label egotistical?

Carly: You, Craig, are egotistical. I told you they were bad, you don't have to rub it in.

Craig: Well, you're right about the first two. But -- these are terrific.

Janet: Hey, Parker, you want some more O.J.?

Parker: No, I'm good. Thank you.

Liberty: Hey, how did you get to stay at the farm last night, huh?

Parker: Well, my mom was working. And Sage was at a sleepover. So, I figured I might as well spend some time with my dad. Give him a thrill.

Jack: Oh, thanks, Sport.

Liberty: I want to stay at the farm. You know, Dad and Katie have been acting kind of weird lately.

Janet: Weird how?

Liberty: I don't know, Katie's just been kind of moody since she got back from her surgery.

Janet: Well, that's understandable.

Liberty: No, I know. I'm not saying anything, I mean -- I like staying with them. But, I just wish you guys like had your own place, 'cause I miss you. I want to do that bounce back around thing.

Janet: Oh, I miss you too, Honey. I wish we had our own place.

Jack: Hey, you guys should get going. Seriously, you should get going.

Janet: All right.

Liberty: Okay.

Parker: See you later.

Liberty: See you later, bye, Mom.

Janet: Hey, good luck with the history thing, okay?

Jack: Yeah, have a great day.

Liberty: Yeah.

Janet: Bye.

Liberty: Oh, God. Thanks.

Janet: I love you.

Liberty: Love you.

Janet: Bye, Libby Lu.

Liberty: Bye.

Janet: Hey, got time for a cup of joe? Or do you have to get back to the station?

Jack: No. I have a day off.

Janet: You do?

Jack: Yeah. And I have plans to spend it with a beautiful lady.

Janet: Who is she? I'll beat her up.

Jack: You.

Janet: What -- what do you mean? I'm working here.

Jack: No, you have the day off, too.

Janet: What?

Jack: I arranged it with Henry.

Janet: Behind my back?

Jack: Well, hey, it's a good thing. It's a surprise.

Janet: Aw, Sweetie, you know how much I'd love to spend the day with you. But with the economy the way it is, my tips are dwindling.

Jack: You look fine to me.

Janet: Stop it, stop it. And I cannot just afford to take off work whenever I want to. You know I got to put money towards the house fund.

Jack: Yeah, you got a point.

Janet: Yeah. I like living with Emma, I really do. But I don't want to live there forever.

Jack: Neither do I.

Janet: So, that's why I have to work.

Jack: So, that's why you gotta come with me.

Carly: You really like them?

Craig: Mm-hmm, I do.

Carly: Well, use them in good health, okay? Lock the door on your way out.

Craig: Where do you think you're going?

Carly: I'm going upstairs. I'm going to go to sleep.

Craig: No. Nope, we're going up to Chicago so we can show these to Siegler.

Carly: I'm not going to Chicago.

Craig: Carly, if the man's going to be our distributor, he has to be able to approve the branding concept, which means the label.

Carly: Okay, well go. Do. Sell.

Craig: Well, what if he wants to make changes?

Carly: Take notes.

Craig: Carly, you need to be there.

Carly: Why? Why do you need me there?

Craig: Because I only have one brilliant, creative, partner/designer and you're it. So, come on, let's get moving.

Carly: What is that?

Craig: This is so Siegler can taste what he's selling.

Carly: It doesn't have a label.

Craig: I know, I know. I'll make one while you get dressed. Now, go on.

Carly: Maybe I should do that, you know? You're -- I'm sorry Craig, but it's the truth, you're artistically challenged.

Craig: Thank you very much. Go get beautiful. You have five minutes. Go on.

Parker: What took you so long?

Liberty: Sorry, I couldn't find that dumb book I need for my American history paper. I completely forgot about it till my mom reminded me.

Parker: When's it due?

Liberty: Fifth period. But, I'll do it during lunch. Hey, you shouldn't have waited for me. You're going to be late, too.

Parker: So we'll run.

[Phone ringing]

Parker: Yes, Mom, I'm almost at school.

Carly: Well, that's good. Listen, I just wanted to let you know that I have to go to Chicago today for a meeting.

Parker: All day?

Carly: Yeah, pretty much. I don't' think I'll be back by the time you get home from school.

Parker: You want me to watch Sage?

Carly: No, no, that's okay. She's actually going over to Marcia’s after school. And I will be back in time for supper.

Parker: Okay. Have a good trip.

Liberty: You'll have to work on the walking and talking thing. Because, if I'm late for home room, Mr. G. will pulverize me.

Parker: Okay, didn't you hear? There's no school today.

Liberty: What?

Parker: Yeah, we're doing home study.

Carly: That looks fantastic.

Craig: So do you. For someone who didn't get much sleep, that is. Let's go.

Carly: Hey. You really think he'll say yes?

Craig: Are you ready to be rich and famous?

Carly: I'm ready to finally get something right.

Craig: Today's the day.

Katie: We're never going to have a baby.

Brad: Says who?

Katie: The fertility specialist. He says that I'm not a good candidate for in vitro because my eggs aren't viable.

Brad: So we'll make them viable. We'll pump them up, we'll fill them out, we'll whip them into shape. Next thing you know, you won't have viable eggs, you'll have -- you'll have super eggs.

Katie: You can't make my eggs better. And they won't even attempt it if there's not a reasonable chance of success.

Brad: Why did they get to decide what's reasonable? I mean, what about what we want?

Katie: I have to take fertility treatments. And considering how I reacted to those last time --

Brad: Yeah, well, that changes everything. No more treatments. Not when I almost lost you last time.

Katie: I just want to have your baby. That's all I want in this world is to have your baby.

Brad: It'll happen. We're just going to have to go back to plan B.

Katie: Adoption?

Brad: Yeah, if that's the only way we can have a baby, then that's exactly what we're going to do.

Katie: The thing is, there is another way.

Vienna: It's just a beach ball. I was practicing. Doesn't it look cute?

Henry: Not so much.

Vienna: Well, Henry, you going to have to -- have to get used to that.

Henry: Why?

Vienna: Why? Because this is how I'm going to look when I'm carrying Katie's baby.

[Henry whines]

Vienna: Come on, look at me. No, no, up here. I'm still your same Vienna.

Henry: Yes, yes, you are right now. But when you have the baby on board, everything's going to be a lot different.

Vienna: Oh, you think so? Huh, how about this? You think this will change? Or this? What's wrong?

Henry: I feel like there's a beach ball between us.

Vienna: And you're going to let that stop you? For nine, long, lonely months? Hmm?

Henry: Turn around.

Vienna: For what?

Henry: How does this feel? Hmm?

Vienna: Oh, wonderful.

Henry: Yeah.

Vienna: Oh, yeah.

Henry: Yeah. You want to feel more wonderful?

Vienna: Yes.

Henry: Drop the ball.

Vienna: Okay.

Jack: How do you like it? The place is great, right? The smell of pine trees, fresh air.

Janet: Well it's fresh all right. It's also a little bit chilly. Honey, I don't think this hike in the woods was worth me missing work for.

Jack: Yeah, well, it's not just any woods. Darling, it's our woods.

Janet: What? It's not enough that the Snyder’s own all that farm land, they got to own the woods, too?

Jack: As of now, the only Snyder’s up here are going to be you and me, Kid.

Janet: What do you mean?

Jack: I had a little talk with Emma about the fact that we couldn't find a house that we like, at a price we could afford. You know what she said?

Janet: She's kicking us out and we're going to have to learn to eat off twigs and berries?

Jack: She said we could pick a plot from her back acres and build on it. And I always loved this piece of land. Not too far from the road, yet it's quiet. And the pond is just over that rise.

Janet: This is ours?

Jack: Yeah. Take a look around, Honey. Everything in the immediate vicinity belongs to us.

Janet: And we can -- we can build anything we want?

Jack: Yeah, of course, I'm going to have to do a lot of the building myself.

Janet: Oh, that's okay, I'll help. I'll help. I can do stuff.

Jack: But Brad, he's a really -- he's a really good carpenter.

Janet: Oh.

Jack: So -- welcome home, Mrs. Snyder.

[Janet squeals]

Liberty: Thank you. Hey, I love this! We're ditching school, have the whole place to ourselves.

Parker: You hungry?

Liberty: Not right now.

Parker: All right. Then, I'm going to go put the pizza in the oven, keep it warm.

Liberty: Okay. So, what are we going to do now?

Parker: Well, we could go up to my room.

Liberty: Why? We have the whole house to ourselves. We can do whatever we want. Come on. Hey, um, so I talked to my dad about spring break in Ft. Lauderdale.

Parker: And what he say?

Liberty: Well, he's cool with it as long as it's all girls and there's an adult chaperone.

Parker: So you're covered.

Liberty: Yeah. And you're still going down with Ty and his family, right?

Parker: Yep. So, we'll be there at the same time.

Liberty: Good.

Parker: And then maybe we can get some time alone.

Liberty: Maybe.

Parker: Well, just in case we can't, we might as well make the most of today.

Carly: Well, I didn't expect that to go so fast.

Craig: I told you the label was inspiring.

Carly: Yeah, Siegler did seem to like it. Who knew?

Craig: I did. And one of these days you're going to learn just how talented you really are.

Carly: So, uh, working with Siegler, it that sort of like one-stop shopping, right?

Craig: He's the distributor, and he'll deal with us directly. Which means, we can skip the middleman altogether.

Carly: Nice. Like that creepy Stan guy?

Craig: Exactly. He's small potatoes anyway.

Carly: Yeah, you know, Siegler does seem to have some global contacts, right?

Craig: Oh, they'll be sipping our vodka all over the world, baby.

Carly: Excellent. So, why are we standing here freezing when we should be heading home?

Craig: Uh, I don't suppose you'd want to get a bite to eat first?

Carly: No, no. You know what I want to do is go home, crawl into my bed, and take a nice, long nap.

Craig: Well, there's a problem with that. I can't drive. We almost polished off that sample bottle with Siegler. That had to put me over the legal limit.

Carly: Call a car service then.

Craig: Well, what do you want me to do with my own car?

Carly: I don't care. Craig, I have to go home.

Craig: School doesn't get out for another few hours.

Carly: What is it you suggest?

Craig: I suggest we go to a hotel, sleep it off for a little while, and we'll hit the road later.

Carly: You want me to go to a hotel? With you?

Craig: We'll get separate rooms, Carly. And you can have the just reward of all your efforts. A nap.

Carly: How do I know I'm going to regret this?

Craig: So, you actually think I planned this?

Carly: Chicago is a big town, Craig -- with lots of hotels.

Craig: Yes, and most of those hotels turn over their clean rooms after 2:00. As it is, I had to bribe the desk clerk just to get this one. And that's only because I promised him we'd be gone by 5:00.

Carly: You didn't say that to him, did you? 'Cause now he thinks we're up here having sex!

Craig: I asked him for two rooms, Carly. What he thinks is that he made $100 for not giving me what I want!

Carly: All righty. Guess you're taking the bed. I'll take the chair.

Craig: Don't be silly. There's plenty of room here.

Carly: Just throw me one of those pillows, okay? Oh, for God's sake, Craig.

Craig: Oh, don't be ridiculous. I'm tired. You're exhausted. We're just going to nap for a couple of hours. Either lie down, or I'm going to hog these pillows.

Carly: You better not try anything.

[Craig scoffs]

Craig: God forbid.

Janet: Okay, I want the kitchen sink to be right here. And I want a big window over it so that I can look out into the woods.

Jack: Sun sets in this direction.

Janet: Oh, that's perfect. Okay. And then I want the island to be right here. I want a sink in the island. I want a double oven. I want a double sided refrigerator, all stainless steel of course. I need a dishwasher --

Jack: Should I be writing all this down?

Janet: Don't worry, if you forget, I will remind you. Hey, what room do you want to design?

Jack: Uh, the bedroom, of course.

Janet: Ooh. Really?

Jack: Yes.

Janet: Where's it going to be?

Jack: Well, I think it's going to be right about here.

Janet: Hmm.

Jack: Hmm.

Janet: I love what you've done with the place.

Jack: Do you?

Janet: Mm-hmm.

Jack: You know, I think it's missing something.

Janet: Oh.

Jack: Come here.

Janet: Oh, Honey.

Jack: Oh, here we go. Let's do this the right way.

Janet: Oh.

Jack: Oh, here we are. Now what master bedroom is complete without a husband and wife?

Janet: Why didn't I think of that?

Jack: You know, just for luck, I think maybe we should christen the place.

Janet: Oh, it's a little cold.

Jack: Yeah. It's about to get really hot.

Janet: Oh.

Katie: Getting an egg from an anonymous donor and fertilizing it with your sperm is the best way to go.

Brad: Uh, it's just, you know, anonymous and fertilizing and artificial. I mean, it's just -- you make it sound like a science experiment. This is our baby. And if we adopt, then the kid is real and warm, and there from the get-go.

Katie: Yeah, but if we use your sperm, then it's at least half genetically ours.

Brad: Yeah. Well, half mine and, you know, half ours, and half some stranger carrying our kid.

Katie: No, Vienna would carry the baby, that way we could be there for the whole pregnancy, and watch it grow.

Brad: Okay, but if we're going to be having all these people involved in making our baby, then we might as well just adopt. One stranger, one baby. Done and done.

Katie: Yeah, but do you think we'll be able to adopt?

Brad: Yeah.

Katie: Really? 'Cause I've been married a lot of times. And you've been accused of murder and assault.

Brad: Well, those charges were dropped.

Katie: So what? You think some woman who can pick any couple is going to pick us over some couple that's been married since the beginning and never had a traffic ticket?

Brad: Look, she'll meet us, she's going to fall in love with us.

Katie: But what if we never get that meeting? It could be years before we get that. And what if we do, when we have our baby, we bring it home and she changes her mind?

Brad: Okay, that is worst case.

Katie: But if we use your sperm and a donated egg, we wouldn't have to wait or pass inspection. We could have our baby before Christmas. Can you imagine? Please.

Brad: Yeah. I mean, since you put it that way. Yes, I can.

Katie: Really?

Brad: Really, really.

Katie: No, really?

Brad: Yeah, well, if Vienna's willing to do it then I guess -- it's fine.

Katie: I love you. Okay, okay. Let's go talk to Vienna. Let's go talk to her right now.

Brad: Okay, let's go talk to Vienna.

[Liberty coughs]

Liberty: Oh, my God, sorry. I got something stuck in my throat.

Parker: Do you smell something?

[Fire alarm beeping]

Liberty: Oh my God! Oh my God!

Parker: The kitchen's on fire.

Liberty: Parker, no, there's too much. You can't go in there!

Parker: No, no, I can put that out.

Liberty: We can't, we have to get out of here. Oh my God. Come on.

Craig: You asleep?

Carly: Not anymore.

Craig: I was just thinking how great it's going to be to call that guy Stan and tell him to take his nightclubs and shove them.

Carly: Well, I think he probably got the idea when you punched him.

Craig: You think?

[Carly laughing]

Craig: What's so funny?

Carly: You. You're punch drunk.

[Carly laughing]

Craig: I get it. Punch drunk.

[Carly and Craig laughing]

[Carly and Craig make love]

Jack: You got to admit, that was worth missing work for.

Janet: Absolutely.

Jack: That's crazy.

Janet: Oh, yeah. For one of the best moments of my life. I've never had sex in my own house before.

Jack: You and Liberty never had a house?

Janet: No. Heck no. No, we had apartments. I had a trailer, once. But I've never had my own curtains, and my own carpet. We had a really crummy, old stove. The pilot light kept going out about 10 times a day.

Jack: Not anymore.

Janet: Not anymore. Oh, where are we going to put the kids' rooms?

Jack: Uh, anywhere you want. There's going to be five of them. I mean there still be one for us, and then four for the kids.

Janet: Oh, gosh. How many bathrooms?

Jack: I really don't care as long as we have a nice roomy shower.

Janet: Ooh. Yeah, Baby.

[Cell phone rings]

Jack: Snyder. Yeah, Garcia. You know it's my day off, right? What? When? You sure the address is right? Okay, yeah. I'm on my way. We got to go.

Janet: Why, what happened?

Jack: They just got a report that the fire department got a call to go to Carly's house.

Janet: What? Was anybody hurt?

Jack: I don't know. Come on.

Carly: I can't believe that just happened.

Craig: Well, it wasn't so bad.

Carly: You shouldn't have kissed me.

Craig: You kissed me.

Carly: I know better than this. How could I have done this? And with you?

Craig: Why not with me? We're both unattached, it's not as if we cheated on anybody. What's the big deal? What?

Carly: You set this whole thing up.

Craig: I did not.

Carly: You kept pouring those -- those drinks of vodka. And then you told me that you were too drunk to drive.

Craig: I was too drunk to drive.

Carly: You seemed extraordinarily coordinated just now!

Craig: Well, thank you very much.

Carly: How could you? How could you trick me into having sex with you?

Craig: Carly, if I were going to put into that kind of energy into tricking you into having sex with me, I would have gotten the luxury suite, some room service and at least 72 hours in order to get my fill. As it is, these days, I'm just more interested in making money than I am in sex.

Carly: So, I was just a convenience?

Craig: No. Look, all that happened here is we got a little too drunk, and we forgot what's important. That's really all.

Carly: I want to go home.

Craig: Well, that's fine. I feel pretty sober now. I'm sure I can drive us back just fine. Hey, Carly? It was good though, wasn't it?

Jack: Are you okay?

Parker: Yeah.

Janet: Libby? Oh my God.

Liberty: Yeah.

Jack: What happened, Parker?

Parker: There was a fire. They don't know how it started.

Jack: What are you even doing here? Why aren't you in school? And where --

Janet: What --

Jack: Where are the rest of your clothes?

Janet: Uh, Jack you know, we don't have to do that right now.

Jack: You're not wearing your shoes.

Fireman: Okay folks, you can go back inside.

Jack: Well, how bad is it?

Fireman: It was just a blackened pizza. No fire, lots of smoke. It'll smell for a while, but it's safe.

Jack: Yeah, uh, thank you. Thank you very much. You've got some serious explaining to do.

Parker: Can we go inside first?

Janet: Yes, go inside, right now!

Henry: That was amazing. You, my love, are amazing.

Vienna: Let's do it again.

Henry: At your service.

Vienna: And this time around you'll see there's no different when I'm pregnant.

Henry: You're not pregnant yet.

Vienna: Mentally I am.

Henry: Okay. Okay, then you handle the thinking part and I'll handle the physical part.

Vienna: Well, you just have to get used to it. You'll see. You're going to love lying here beside me feeling Brad and Katie's baby kicking in my tummy.

Henry: Is that supposed to be a turn-on?

Vienna: It'll be love all around. Inside and out. What's better than that?

Henry: Us. The way we are right now.

[Knock on door]

Henry: Ignore it.

Vienna: No.

Henry: No, no.

Vienna: It might be Katie. They were scooping out her eggs today!

Henry: Oh. I'm in fertility hell!

Vienna: I knew it was you. Come on in. So, tell me all about it. How did it go?

Katie: Well --

Vienna: Oh, just forget the details. Just skip to the part where I get to get pregnant.

Brad: Well, that might not be happening.

Katie: There's been a slight hitch in our plans.

Henry: Really? Really?

Vienna: What hitch?

Katie: I found out this morning that my eggs aren't viable, so I'm not a candidate for in vitro.

Henry: Oh, that -- that's such a shame, I am so sorry. I'm sorry we couldn't help out.

Vienna: Well, yes, we can. Can't we?

Katie: Maybe. Uh, I can't provide my own eggs, but that doesn't mean we can't use someone else’s. So, if it's okay with you, the plan would be for Brad to fertilize an anonymous donor's egg and we'd still use you as a surrogate.

Brad: And you can say no if you want.

Katie: Why are you being so negative? You agreed to do this.

Brad: Well, you know, no, I'm not. I'm just saying that it's a big deal to have your body hijacked for nine months, and now that she has had more time to think about it, she may not want to do it.

Vienna: An anonymous egg donor.

Henry: Yeah, you know, Brad is right. You need to give it some thought, Sweetcakes. I mean, having Brad and Katie's baby bouncing around inside you is one thing, but Brad and Madame X? I mean --

Vienna: Well, anonymous egg donor, that's expensive, isn't it?

Katie: Yeah.

Brad: How expensive?

Katie: Does it matter?

Vienna: And in vitro, that costs a lot of money, too, right?

Brad: And it doesn't always work.

Vienna: Then, why bother?

Henry: Hallelujah!

Katie: So, you're turning us down?

Vienna: No, no, I'm just wondering, why go through all this trouble to get a stranger's eggs when my eggs are perfectly fine.

Henry: Your eggs?

Vienna: Yes.

Henry: When did we start talking about your eggs?

Vienna: Well, I'm just thinking -- why go through all that trouble and time and money to mix everything up in a laboratory and then put it back inside of me?

Brad: I don't get it.

Katie: What are you suggesting?

Vienna: Well, Brad could fertilize me personally. And then we would skip all the steps in between, and wouldn't that be a much easier way to go about it?

Henry: You can't sleep with Brad!

Vienna: Well, it's just to help Katie.

Henry: I don't care! It's not happening!

Vienna: Why not?

Henry: Why not?

Katie: I know why not! Thank you for the offer, but it's off the table.

Vienna: Fine, fine, but it still doesn't make sense to take my egg, or a stranger's egg out just to put it back in. Okay, so, we'll just leave the egg there and then we'll just add a little bit of Brad --

Katie: What?

Vienna: The doctor can do it. And, Brad, he just has to go and collect, you know.

Brad: I know how it works. Thank you.

Katie: Yeah, yeah, it's kind of, I don't know.

Henry: Yeah, you do know! We all know, I know, there's no way this is happening!

Vienna: Why not?

Henry: Look, Brad fertilizing your eggs was never part of the picture. Even with a turkey baster.

Vienna: But just think of it as a chemistry project.

Henry: I don't want his chemistry anywhere near your chemistry, okay! He's my friend! It'd be like you were sleeping together!

Vienna: No, that's silly! We would never sleep together.

Henry: That is the image I have in my head!

Vienna: Well, just, just think of it in a different way. Think of it as, uh, as you being a blackboard salesman and I'm the school teacher.

Henry: No, no, no, no, no. No vision, no fantasy, nothing like that. Okay? Not even a lobotomy could wipe from my brain the picture of -- the way I would rather not picture you, okay?

Katie: Hold on. It's not really sex we're talking about though. Its test tubes.

Brad: You're actually considering this?

Katie: Shouldn't we at least think about it?

Vienna: Yes, we should.

Henry: No, we shouldn't! And I'll be damned if I let you have a baby with another man!

Jack: Why were you two alone in the house? And where's your mother?

Parker: Mom went out of town on business with Craig.

Jack: That figures.

Janet: When did you find out about that?

Liberty: Mom, why does that even matter?

Janet: Because, Liberty, I think it's pretty disgusting that while we were all having breakfast together, and I thought my daughter was on her way to school, she was secretly biding her time until she could sneak off with her boyfriend to his house!

Parker: We didn't know about it then. We found out after we left breakfast. My mom called and said that she was going out of town. That's when --

Janet: Oh, that's when you thought it was okay to sneak back to your house and have sex?

Liberty: Mom, no!

Parker: We were not planning to do that.

Janet: Did you have sex?

Liberty: No.

Parker: What we do is no one else's business.

Liberty: Oh my God.

Janet: As long as my daughter is a minor, every thing she does is my business!

Jack: And the last time I checked you're not exactly an adult either. So, don't take that tone with Janet or me, do you understand me?

Liberty: Do we have to discuss this here?

Carly: Hello. What is going on here? Why does it smell like smoke?

Janet: You take it from here. I'm taking Liberty home. Let's go. Come on.

Liberty: Don't touch me.

Janet: Go!

Craig: Nice to see you again --

Janet: Shut up, Craig.

Craig: Thank you.

Carly: So, what's going on?

Jack: I got a call from a guy at the station -- what have you been doing?

Carly: What are you talking about? Get off me!

Jack: You've been drinking.

Craig: We're marketing a line of vodka, Jack. We've been doing business.

Jack: Yeah, I heard about that. And, as usual, doing business with Craig has kept you from knowing what the hell is going on in your own house.

Janet: Hey. What the hell were you thinking? This is the most important semester for your college application. Come on. How could think about blowing off school?

Liberty: It's not like I missed a test, Mom. Just one history paper.

Janet: Which counts for a third of your grade!

Liberty: But it was one day, Mom!

Janet: One day! Oh, Honey, you have no idea how important just one day can be.

Liberty: Oh God.

Janet: Do you want to be a waitress like me?

Liberty: What's so wrong about being a waitress?

Janet: Oh, what's wrong? No options, no choices. Liberty, you are a smart, smart girl. And right now, you can be anything you want to be, but if you have sex and something happens --

Liberty: Mom, that was not supposed to happen, okay? Whatever did happen though, it just kind of took us by surprise. So --

Janet: It didn't take Parker by surprise though, did it?

Liberty: Oh, God.

Janet: He knew exactly what he was doing when he brought you back to that house.

Liberty: I don't want to talk about this, Mom.

Janet: Liberty -- is he pressuring you to have sex?

Liberty: I don't want to talk about this, Mom!

Janet: Are you at least on the pill?

Liberty: Oh, my God.

Janet: Did you use a condom?

Liberty: Mom, leave me alone! Okay?

Janet: Liberty, no Ft. Lauderdale for you!

Craig: You're being unfair.

Carly: Please, stay out of this, Craig.

Craig: No, Jack, you go to work, there's no reason why Carly shouldn’t.

Jack: And there's no reason why you are in the middle of a discussion my ex-wife and I are having about our son.

Carly: Craig, I can handle this, okay?

Craig: Have at it.

Carly: Whatever happened here today had nothing to do with the fact that I went to work. I thought the kids were at school, just like you did. Now do you mind telling me what took place here?

Jack: Parker almost burned down the house because he was too busy having sex with Liberty to notice.

Parker: Really have to say it like that?

Jack: Well --

Carly: Is that true? Oh, Parker, how could you?

Parker: We didn't mean to set anything on fire.

Carly: Oh, God. Parker, how can you be so careless? It's hard enough for me to try to get my life together, to try to make a living for us, now you're going to make it so that I have to monitor you every second of the day?

Parker: I'm not asking you to. He is!

Carly: Oh, God.

Jack: Look, that's enough out of you. Go to your room.

Carly: Go!

Jack: There will be consequences.

Carly: Yeah, and for starters, you just lost that trip to Ft. Lauderdale.

Parker: You told me I could go.

Carly: That's when I thought I could trust you. Look, don't look at me. I don't know how to stop a 16-year-old boy with raging hormones from having sex with a willing girl. Do you?

Jack: If they keep hanging out together, they're going to keep sleeping together. Somehow, we have to find a way to keep them apart.

Carly: Maybe you should talk to Parker.

Jack: And say what?

Carly: Well, you know, we need to know that they are at least being safe.

Jack: We've already had that talk, Carly. The trouble is, even if they have been safe up until now, you know these two. Liberty could flake out and forget her pill, Parker could get too carried away and not remember the condom.

Craig: Or the condom breaks. It happens -- I'm not here.

Carly: What do you suggest?

Jack: Liberty and Parker have to be separated. They tend to spur each other on.

Carly: We have tried that, and they just sneak off to be together.

[Parker is listening around the corner]

Jack: Well, obviously we have to do something more drastic.

Carly: Like what?

Jack: Like maybe Parker should go to the boarding school with J.J.

Carly: Send him away?

Jack: It may be the only way to protect him, Carly.

Carly: No. No, I've only got a few more years with that boy before he goes off to college.

Jack: I know how you feel. I'll miss him, too.

Carly: No, we can't do this. Jack, he'll hate us if we do this.

Jack: Better him hate us than to do something that could derail his entire life.

Carly: No, there's -- there has to be any other way.

Jack: What way? What way? This is the only thing that makes sense.

Craig: You don't want to do that.

Jack: Oh, I thought you were going to stay out of this.

Craig: You can't send your kid away for being normal!

Jack: Last time, mind your own business, please!

Carly: Okay, you know what? We're not going to get anywhere like this.

Jack: Yeah, right. So, tell him to leave so we can talk about this in peace.

Carly: Jack, please, can we just think about this over night? I'm -- I'm exhausted. And I don't want to make a decision like this and make a mistake.

Jack: You always used to be there for your kids no matter how exhausted you were, Carly. Obviously, things have changed.

Katie: I love you and Henry way too much to ruin what you guys have to get what I want.

Brad: Katie and I will have to rethink. We can go back to the adoption plan.

Vienna: Well, that can take years, and there's no guarantee that you will get a baby.

Brad: We'll find a way. I promise.

Vienna: Katie? Katie? What do you really feel? In your heart? About all of this. About me going to the doctor, being --

Katie: Artificially inseminated?

Vienna: Right. I carry the baby, but the baby will be yours. Yours and Brad’s.

Katie: Well, honestly, I want that. It's just -- what about Henry?

Vienna: Don't worry about him. I'll win him over.

Katie: Really? Oh, thank you so much. What do you think?

Brad: I just hope we don't live to regret it.

Jack: Is Liberty upstairs?

Janet: I dropped her off at Brad and Katie’s.

Jack: Yeah? How'd that go?

Janet: Well, I'm eating a tub of ice cream. How do you think it went?

Jack: She stormed off to her room?

Janet: Mm-hmm.

Jack: Yeah, Parker did the same thing.

Janet: At least I got one valuable piece of information.

Jack: What's that?

Janet: It was Parker's idea to skip school and go back to the house.

Jack: Liberty told you that?

Janet: In so many words. He's out of control, Jack.

Jack: Hey. Hey, it took two people to do what they did today. Don't put this all on my son.

Janet: I know. Hey, I'm not saying that Liberty didn't participate. God knows she's got a mind of her own. But she's nuts about Parker, Jack. And I think that he's using that to push her.

Jack: So, what do you think I should do?

Janet: I'm done. You want some?

Jack: I'll put it away. You were saying?

Janet: He needs discipline, Jack. And it doesn't help that he's living with Carly.

Jack: You want me to move him in here?

Janet: I don't know, if you and Emma think that's the right thing to do. All I'm saying is, if he never gets punished for doing something wrong, how is he going to learn?

Jack: So, you think I should punish him, is that it?

Janet: Don't you think? He almost burned the house down.

Jack: Right.

Janet: He could have burned the house down.

Jack: Right, I should probably make it something really good? Something that'll really hurt him? Something he'll never forgive me for? Is that what you want me to do?

Janet: That's not what I meant.

Jack: Huh? Well, you got it, Janet. I'm sending him off to boarding school. Is that punishment enough for you?

[Door slams]

Liberty: Oh, God.

[Cell phone rings]

Liberty: Hey! They didn't take your phone?

Parker: Not yet, but they probably will after they think about it for a while.

Liberty: Are you grounded?

Parker: No, worse. My dad's threatening to send me to boarding school.

Liberty: What? He wants to send you away? When?

Parker: Probably the sooner the better.

Liberty: Dude, it's the middle of the school year. He wouldn't do that. Would he?

Parker: I don't know. J.J. goes.

Liberty: Yeah, but J.J. wants to go. You don’t.

Parker: We'll see what happens. Meanwhile, my mom's not letting me go on the Ft. Lauderdale trip.

Liberty: Yeah, my mom said the same thing. And I'm so bummed. I was really psyched about going.

Parker: You know what, let's do it. Let's go.

Carly: Craig, didn't I tell you to leave?

Craig: I thought you might need some moral support.

Carly: What I need is for you to butt out.

Craig: Well, as your business partner --

Carly: Yes, that's right. You're my business partner. And that does not give you to the right to comment on my personal life.

Craig: I thought you might need a friend.

Carly: You're not my friend.

Craig: Well, this afternoon --

Carly: It shouldn't have happened! And I can promise you that it will not happen again. There's the door, please use it. I have to make supper for my kids. Oh, my God. Oh, my God.

Craig: I thought you could use some help cleaning up.

Carly: What if they'd been upstairs instead of down here? What if they hadn't smelled the smoke? What if I'd lost him? He's my baby. You know? He's my baby.

On the next "As the World Turns" --

Noah: The last number he dialed was to Mark Vero.

Luke: "M."

Alison: No!

Casey: Come on. Come on.

Noah: No!

Luke: No, Mark!

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