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As The World Turns Transcript Thursday 2/18/10
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Provided By Eric
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Dusty: I didn't think you were coming in today.
Janet: I thought it'd be best if I kept busy.
Dusty: You don't need to be here. I've got things covered.
Janet: You trying to kick me out or something?
Dusty: Just want you to be where you should be.
Janet: I'm fine, okay?
Dusty: Anything happen?
Janet: Liberty's chemo treatments aren't going the way we had hoped.
Dusty: I'm sorry. Sorry to hear that.
Janet: The chemo's compromising her white blood cells. It's making her more susceptible to infection.
Dusty: So what are they going to do?
Janet: Well -- they have to suspend the chemo until they can figure out the right dosage.
Dusty: Any matches for a donor yet?
Janet: No, and I have called very body.
Dusty: Your whole family?
Janet: Well, not my parents.
Dusty: I know you have a rough history with your parents.
Janet: Try no history at all, okay? They haven't spoken to me since I got pregnant.
Dusty: I hope that's not going to stop you from asking.
Janet: Are you kidding me? If they were home, I would get down on my knees and beg them to get tested. But according to Teresa, they're in Italy on vacation.
Dusty: Well, they can't be gone long. Doesn't your old man have a business to run?
Janet: Yeah, Ciccone Hardware.
[Cell phone ringing]
Janet: That's my phone. Excuse me. I've got to take this.
Dusty: Yeah, I'm looking for a number in Melrose Park. Illinois. Ciccone Hardware.
Carly: Yes, Craig, I am aware that that I'm the one who asked to take me to dinner, but I changed my mind. It's my prerogative. I like to think of it as a moment of temporary insanity. But -- but I don't care what you think, Craig. Bye.
Jack: Is this a bad time?
Carly: Depends. What's wrong?
Jack: Nothing. I just -- I, uh -- I wanted to apologize for leaving like that at the police station.
Carly: It's okay. It's -- its good you left when you did. Liberty needed you.
Jack: I know that.
Carly: And -- and we never should have let ourselves get carried away like that. We have to be stronger than this, Jack.
Jack: I'm trying. It's just -- it's not easy. I can't get you out of my head.
Carly: Try harder, because this has to stop. I can't keep asking you to leave me alone.
Jack: I know. Hey, Buddy.
Parker: Dad. Mom.
Molly: I'm not ready to produce a story yet. I'm still gathering facts on Damian Grimaldi's disappearance. The last thing we want to do is jump the gun and put out false information.
Producer: We don't need to answer any questions, just intrigue the audience.
Molly: They won't be intrigued. They'll be confused. Look, my -- my story is all over the place right now. I just need a little more time.
Producer: You're supposed to have an in with the family.
Molly: I do, and I am taking full advantage of it. Look, I -- I don't want to blow it because I don't have all the facts. I -- I'm on top of this. I am. And it's going to be a great story. I just need a few more days.
Producer: You've got two.
Lily: Okay, Mother. Keep me posted. Let me know the minute you hear anything.
Holden: Ethan ready?
Lily: Should be. Thank you for agreeing to take him to Colby's birthday party.
Lily: And you're okay with picking him up? I mean, I don't want to put you out.
Holden: No, no. It's -- its fine. How are you? Any news?
Lily: About Damian? No. Mother's hired a private investigator to look into it.
Holden: Why would she do that?
Lily: Because I need to know where he is, Holden.
Holden: If you ask me, it's just a waste of time. Damian doesn't want to be found.
Lily: Only one of the Grimaldi ships set sail that day, the "Fortuna." No one on the docks remembers seeing Damian. But that doesn't mean --
Holden: Lily, I saw him get on a ship.
Lily: The "Fortuna"?
Holden: I don't know the name of it. But he did get on a ship.
Lily: Well, if he's planning on leaving, why didn't he get on one of his own ships? I mean, especially if there's a possibility he was hurt?
Holden: I can't answer that.
Lily: Can't or won't?
Holden: Hey, Buddy!
Lily: Hey, Sweetie, listen. Colby's present's on the dining-room table. You want to go get it? Good, go get it.
Lily: I think you're not being honest with me, Holden. I think something happened between you and Damian on the docks that you're not telling me, and I want to know what it is. I've learned a few things since the last time we talked.
Holden: Like what?
Lily: A crew member on the "Fortuna" told Luke that he saw a bloody body on the deck but then when he got there, it was gone.
Holden: Was he able to make an I.D.?
Holden: Well, then, it could have been anyone. It could have been another crew member. It could have been a stowaway.
Lily: Or Damian.
Holden: Lily, you're jumping to conclusions.
Lily: Am I? Damian was at the docks. You were the last person to see him. You said you saw him get on a ship.
Holden: He did get on a ship.
Lily: Well, there were several ships in the dock, but the only one that sailed that day was the "Fortuna." The crew member saw a bloody body on the deck, and then it disappeared. What if it was Damian? What if he was so unstable that he fell overboard and he drown?
Holden: Well, then, he's dead. That's the end of it.
Holden: Lily, look, this is all just speculation. You don't know one way or another. We may never know.
[Cell phone rings]
Holden: I got to take this. Hello.
Molly: We've got trouble.
Holden: What is it?
Molly: Not over the phone. I'm at the station. How quickly can you get here?
Holden: I've got to take Ethan to a birthday party. But after I drop him off, I can stop by.
Holden: I have to go. Ethan, you ready, Buddy?
Lily: Listen to me. I know you despise Damian. You won't be shedding any tears over him.
Holden: That's right. I don't care what happened to him, as long as he's out of your life.
Lily: It's more than that.
Holden: Lily, Damian's gone. Whatever happened to him is out of our hands. Your life is here. Your family is here. Damian almost destroyed that. You have to let it go.
Parker: Did -- did I interrupt something?
Carly: No. Aren't you going to be late for physical therapy?
Parker: I've still got some time.
Jack: Well, I -- I should get going.
Parker: Oh, no, please. Please don't leave on my account. You two were clearly, um, in the middle of something when I came in. So please feel free to continue.
Jack: Carly -- Carly and I were -- were just talking.
Parker: Uh-huh. Sure. I'll -- I'll see you guys later.
Carly: Should I expect you for dinner?
Parker: I think I'm going to go check on Liberty after my sessions so prob -- probably not. I'll just get something at Al's. Will I see you at the farm later?
Parker: Okay. Bye.
Jack: Uh, be careful, though. I know you're feeling better, but you should still take it easy behind the wheel.
Parker: Good advice.
Jack: Okay, that was weird.
Carly: Our own son is suspicious that we're fooling around.
Jack: He doesn't seem too upset by it.
Carly: How he feels about it isn't the point.
Jack: I know. So, you going to be having dinner all alone tonight?
Carly: It's not the first time. It won't be the last.
Jack: Would you like some company?
Carly: No. Bad idea.
Jack: It's just dinner, Carly.
Carly: Jack, it wouldn't be just dinner, and I think we both know that.
Rocco: Ciccone Hardware. How can I help you?
Dusty: Yeah, I'm looking for Rocco Ciccone.
Rocco: You got him. What can I do for you?
Dusty: You back from your trip?
Rocco: What trip?
Dusty: You didn't take a trip to Italy?
Rocco: No. Who is this? I'm calling from Oakdale, regarding your granddaughter, Liberty. She's very ill.
Rocco: I don't know who you are, but I don't have a granddaughter.
Dusty: You know that's not true, Mr. Ciccone, so hear me out.
Rocco: Don't call this number again.
Dusty: Hello? Hello?
Janet: What's the matter?
Dusty: Just a supplier. He needs a course in manners. Is everything all right with you?
Dusty: You going to be okay to run the fort for a little while?
Dusty: Okay. I got to take care of something. I'll be back.
Carly: I've got a lot to do. I've got errands to do, I've got to pick up the dry cleaning, and I have to stop by Metro to talk to Dusty about last year's taxes.
Jack: You're making excuses.
Carly: And you've got to go home to your wife. Am I still making excuses? I'm just trying to live my life and not get sucked into this insane game that we're playing.
Jack: It's not a game.
Carly: It is. And I can't keep being the one to put on the brakes. It's not fair.
Jack: You're right. It's not.
Holden: Someone on Damian's ship, a crewman, saw a body lying on the deck, a man that was beaten up pretty bad. He disappeared before the crewman could get to him.
Molly: That's good. That means he's not dead. He's moving around.
Holden: Or he was swept overboard, which seems to be the prevailing thought.
Molly: But there's no proof it's Damian.
Holden: Molly, I know what kind of shape he was in when I left him on that deck. If he was too weak to hold on, it's possible that he fell into the water.
Molly: But you don't know if that's what happened.
Holden: You know what? Look, the situation is not looking good. And I think it's best if you just distance yourself from it, and from me.
Molly: Not an option, Holden. We're in this together.
Holden: Molly, be sensible here. It's one thing to cover for me if I had a fight with Damian, but if this turns into a murder investigation, I'm not dragging you into it.
Molly: Nobody's getting dragged anywhere. We're going to figure this out together.
Holden: There's nothing left to figure out. I'm turning myself in.
Molly: Whoa. Holden, turning yourself in is possibly the worst thing you could do right now.
Holden: The way I see it, it's the only thing I can do.
Molly: And what exactly would you be confessing? There isn't even a body. Nobody can even verify that the wounded man on ship was Damian.
Holden: Odds are, he was.
Molly: The police aren't interested in odds, Holden. They want evidence, which you don't have. So they'll push you, and they'll grill you, and they'll grill Lily, and they'll put your whole family through the hell of an investigation that may not even have any merit. Is that what you want?
Holden: You know I don't.
Molly: Okay, good. So let's get to the bottom of this ourselves.
Holden: Lucinda hired a private investigator to look into it.
Molly: Oh --
Holden: How long do you think it's going to take them to find out what I already know, what you know? Molly, I -- I just think it's best if I go to the police before they come to me.
Molly: I'm sorry, Holden, but I really think you're acting out of panic and guilt.
Holden: Lily and Luke need closure. It's the only way they're going to stop obsessing over what happened to Damian and move on.
Molly: Mm-hmm. And if you're in jail, does that bring them closure? We don't even know what really happened here. For all we know, Damian's on some beach somewhere in the middle of the Mediterranean, sipping Campari.
Holden: Or he's lying at the bottom of the ocean, thanks to me.
Molly: Fine. If you find that body and you can prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that you caused his death, then you know what? By all means, let the conscious be your guide. But if not, I am begging you, please don't do anything you're going to regret.
Producer: Molly, they need you in the control room.
Holden: I need to go pick up Ethan.
Molly: Are we on the same page?
Holden: I have to think about it. I'll call you.
Producer: Listen, Molly --
Molly: Yeah, I'm sorry. I can't do this right now. I really have to follow a lead that won't wait.
Liberty: Parker, hey. What are you doing here?
Parker: Just checking on you. It looks like you just found out you have cancer or something.
Liberty: Oh, ha, ha, ha! Ironic. I did. Didn't you have a physical-therapy appointment or something, gimpy?
Parker: Yeah, but I blew it off. You said you needed help with your homework, remember?
Liberty: Wow, who knew? Getting sick kind of has its upsides.
Parker: No, but seriously, how are you feeling?
Liberty: Half dead. [Yawns] How are you?
Parker: My -- my leg still hurts.
Liberty: Well, if you went to your physical-therapy appointment, you could do something about it.
Parker: But coming here and giving you a hard time is just much more fun.
Liberty: No! You're not allowed to ruin your life 'cause I'm dying.
Parker: You're not dying.
Liberty: I'm totally dying. Are you ready? Are you ready for this? I do a really good dying. [Liberty groans] Parker --
Parker: You know what? That -- that was by far the worst death that I've ever seen.
Liberty: Just stick around. The real thing's going to be amazing. Very theatrical.
Parker: You know what? Liberty, stop. Your cancer jokes suck. You know what? New rule. From now on, you're not allowed to be funny about this.
Liberty: Don't take funny away from me, Parker. It's all I got.
Parker: No. Liberty, that's not true. You have me, and I'm going to be here every day, all the time, whenever you need me.
Liberty: What about school and therapy?
Parker: None of that stuff is as important as you are.
Janet: Hi. You scared me.
Carly: Sorry. I -- I'm here to see Dusty.
Janet: Oh, he's not here. He'll be back in about an hour or so.
Janet: I'll let him know you stopped by.
Carly: Thanks. So, how's Liberty? How did the first round of chemo go?
Janet: Not too well. It compromised her immune system, so we had to hold off for a little bit.
Carly: How are her spirits?
Janet: I don't know. She's not really saying much to me these days.
Carly: She's scared.
Janet: I know! I know that. Maybe you can give her a call. You know, she really -- she had a good time working with you the other day. I think it'd be nice if you did that.
Carly: I will certainly call her, then. And how are you?
Carly: You know, I can't even begin to imagine. Oh, you are probably so sick of hearing people say that.
Janet: Quite frankly, I'm sick and tired of the whole damn thing.
Carly: I know I've told you this before, but you are incredibly brave.
Janet: Well, thanks to Jack. I'd be a basket case if he hadn't come back home.
Carly: Well, then, it's -- it's a good thing he did. I got to go. Tell Dusty I'll call him later.
Rocco: Good afternoon. Can I help you?
Dusty: Rocco Ciccone?
Rocco: That's me. And I know everyone in town, so you're either new or just passing through.
Dusty: Just passing through.
Rocco: What can I do for you, Stranger?
Dusty: You can try to save your granddaughter's life. Her name's Liberty, in case you forgot. She's very sick.
Rocco: You're the guy who called earlier?
Dusty: That's me.
Rocco: I thought I made myself clear.
Dusty: I guess I didn't.
Rocco: You wasted a trip, Mister. We've got nothing to talk about.
Dusty: Your granddaughter has leukemia. She's 18 years old. The chemo didn't work. She needs a bone-marrow transplant.
Rocco: Why didn't Janet get tested?
Dusty: She did, as did a lot of other people who care about your granddaughter, including myself. So far, nobody's a match.
Rocco: What about that miserable excuse of a father, Brad Snyder?
Dusty: Brad died just recently.
Rocco: What a loss.
Dusty: Yeah. Yeah, he actually stepped up as a father these past few years.
Rocco: So, who are you, and why are you here asking me and not Janet?
Dusty: 'Cause Janet thinks you're in Italy. Besides, she doesn't think you'd put yourself out.
Rocco: Well, she's right.
Dusty: I have a little more faith as a father and a grandfather you'll do the right thing.
Rocco: Oh, so you're the new man in her life? Did you at least have the decency to put a ring on her finger?
Dusty: No, it's not like that. We're just friends.
Rocco: [Laughs] You're just friends. Isn't that the same? Janet will never change. They're all just friends.
Dusty: Hey, Mr. Ciccone, with due respect, that's no way to talk about your daughter.
Molly: Hi. I'm sorry to stop by like this, but I was hoping I could ask you a few questions.
Lily: What about?
Molly: Damian's disappearance.
Molly: I'm doing a piece for WOAK.
Lily: Molly, I don't know anything about why Damian disappeared. So I can't see how I could help you. And frankly, I don't know if I would if I could. And it's pretty tacky of you to ask me.
Molly: I'm just trying to do my job, covering all the bases. I'm not trying to embarrass anybody or hurt anybody.
Lily: Forgive me if I don't believe that.
Molly: I -- I'm just trying to get the truth. What other agenda would I have?
Lily: I don't know, Molly, but I'm sure you have one, so why don't you cut the bull and tell me what it is?
Molly: I'm sorry you don't trust me, though I'm not surprised. But there is no agenda here, I swear. I am just a reporter doing a job.
Lily: Well, do it somewhere else. I have nothing to say to you.
Molly: Well, I would think you'd want your side of the story made public.
Lily: What story do you mean, exactly?
Molly: The story where Damian Grimaldi swoops in, takes advantage of Holden's disappearance to get you to marry him. The one where he withholds evidence, bribes a police officer, forces Meg into a psychiatric ward just to cover his tracks and then tries to kill her and Holden when things start to fall apart.
Lily: Why on earth would I want to make any of that public?
Molly: Because the people want to know what really happened.
Lily: Well, you seem to have all the elements you need to write a hatchet piece on Damian. What do you need me for?
Molly: Because I'm looking for the other side of the coin, Lily. The side of Damian that was able to seduce someone as smart as you into believing all of his lies.
Lily: Gosh, Molly, when you put it like that --
Molly: You obviously loved him or you wouldn't have married him. Can you tell me why?
Lily: He gave me this. Read the inscription.
Molly: "Cara, even these beautiful words cannot truly express my love for you." Wow. It's hard to believe the same guy who wrote this also turned everybody's lives upside down.
Lily: That's my point exactly. Damian is a good man who ended up going down a dark path.
Molly: And now he's paid for it.
Lily: What do you mean? Do you know something new about Damian's disappearance?
Molly: No. No, just the fact that he had to disappear at all when he seemed to finally be getting everything that he wanted. I mean, that seems like just punishment, don't you think? [Coughing] I'm so sorry. Could you get me some water?
Lily: Are you okay?
Lily: Yeah, of course.
Molly: [Coughs] Oh, goodness.
Lily: Here you go. Here.
Molly: Gosh, thanks. That was really bad. Mm. Thank you. I'm sorry. [Coughs] Lily, the last thing that I wanted was to come here to put you on the spot, back you into a corner. I just really want to show both sides of the man in this piece.
Lily: I'd believe that if it were anyone but you, Molly.
Molly: Naturally. If you change your mind, call me.
Lily: I doubt I will.
Molly: Fair enough. You know where to reach me. [Coughs]
Dusty: Do you know anything about your daughter or your granddaughter?
Rocco: I know that Janet shamed this family.
Dusty: That was almost 20 years ago. She was a kid. How long are you going to punish her?
Rocco: I can't punish someone who doesn't exist to me.
Dusty: Your daughter's strong, smart. She loves her daughter, Liberty, like nobody's business.
Rocco: A daughter she never should have had so young.
Dusty: But she did. Life happens. Now your granddaughter's sick, and she needs all the help she can get.
Rocco: Who are you to come in here and judge me? You don't know anything about me or my wife.
Dusty: I know you miss Janet. I know you miss being a part of her life, and you regret not knowing her daughter, Liberty.
Rocco: She never reached out to us to make amends.
Dusty: I don't believe that. You probably weren't listening.
Rocco: I'm a busy man. I've got work to do.
Dusty: I'll let you know if your granddaughter makes it or not. I hope she does. This is for you and your wife.
Carly: Uh-oh. What happened?
Jack: Parker and I have just come from the farm.
Carly: What about your physical-therapy appointment?
Jack: He went to see Liberty instead.
Parker: It's not a big deal. I can reschedule. I -- I was going to go there anyway. But Liberty was having a really bad day, and I thought it was more important to spend time with her than do four sets of really stupid lunges.
Jack: No, Parker, it wasn't. Look, I understand you wanting to spend time with her, and I know she appreciates that. But you've got to take care of yourself, as well.
Carly: Your father's right. You can't sacrifice the things that are important in your life just because Liberty's sick.
Parker: You mean like the two of you are doing?
Janet: What's the matter?
Dusty: More problems with the supplier. We don't see eye to eye.
Janet: Ah! So, since when do you get upset about business?
Dusty: I'm allergic to morons.
Janet: Yeah. Nice try. I'm not buying it. What's going on?
Dusty: I just got back from seeing your father.
Dusty: Yeah. He's not in Italy. He's at home.
Janet: Why did you go see my father?
Dusty: To talk some sense into him.
Janet: About the bone-marrow thing.
Dusty: No offense, but your father's a loser.
Janet: Yeah. I could have saved you a trip.
Dusty: What kind of man turns his back on his kids?
Janet: It's not about his kids. It's about his pride. Let me guess. He's not going to get tested, right?
Dusty: I'm sorry.
Janet: Yeah, well, I wish you had spoken to me first before you went to confront him.
Dusty: I was trying to help.
Janet: Yeah, well, you didn't, right? And now I got one more thing to be mad about. So do me a favor. Don't go behind my back when it comes to my family.
Jack: So, what is it you think your mother and I are sacrificing?
Parker: I'm not clueless, Dad. I see the way you look at each other, the way you guys jump apart and act really nervous whenever someone else walks into the room. You guys want to be together, but you can't because of Liberty. You think I don't know that?
Jack: That's not what's going on, Parker. Uh, I'm married. I'm married to Janet, and I am committed to my marriage.
Parker: You're committed because Liberty's sick. You're making a sacrifice.
Carly: The situation is not that simple.
Parker: Well, I'm not saying it's simple, but you can't tell me that I'm wrong.
Jack: We're not talking about us, Son. We're talking about you.
Parker: Okay. Deny it. However you guys want to handle it, that's fine. It's none of my business, and I don't want it to be. All I'm saying is that I want to make a sacrifice. I want to be there for Liberty. I want to help her. I want to put that before everything else just for a while. All right?
Carly: We're not going to let you do that.
Jack: No, and you shouldn't have to. Look, spend time with her. Be there for her. Support her. Be her friend. I think that's great. But take an hour out of the day to go to therapy. And do not jeopardize your grades, 'cause I guarantee you, that we will have a problem with.
Carly: Parker --
Parker: Fine. I won't.
Carly: You don't have to sacrifice anything. Liberty wouldn't want you to.
Jack: You can have it both ways. You just have to put a little effort into it.
Parker: Well, I'm sorry. I -- I just don't really get the double standard here.
Jack: Things are different for us. Adults make choices and have to live with the consequences.
Parker: And I'm just a stupid teenager, too young to make these kinds of choices? Is that what you're saying?
Jack: That's not what I'm saying at all.
Parker: Yeah, you kind of did.
Jack: He's really smart.
Carly: Yeah. Smart enough to recognize how absurd our situation is when we can't.
Janet: Snyder residence.
Rocco: Hello. Janet, is that you?
Janet: Who is this? Pop?
Rocco: The last person you expected to hear from, huh? What's it been, 20 years?
Janet: 19 and 3 months, but who's counting?
Rocco: You, apparently.
Janet: Can you blame me? Oh, no, wait. Wait, I'm sorry. You blame me for being a tramp, not a math whiz.
Rocco: I was hoping we could avoid this turning into a fight.
Janet: Right. If this is about that guy Dusty coming to see you, I'm really sorry about that.
Rocco: Don't be. He seems to care about you and Liberty quite a lot.
Janet: He's a good friend. I have a lot of friends, believe it or not. Some people like me. Pop?
Rocco: I'm here.
Janet: Why are you calling? What do you want?
Rocco: To let you know that your mother and I got tested for that bone-marrow thing.
Rocco: Yeah, really. Hello.
Janet: I'm here.
Rocco: I don't know when we'll get the results, but I'll let you know when they come in.
Janet: Yes, please do, as soon as possible. Pop --
Janet: Thank you.
Rocco: Okay, then. I -- I've got to go. Goodbye, Janet.
Janet: Goodbye, Pop.
Molly: Huh. Nice ring, Grimaldi. Yeah. Sally, can you step in here for a minute, please? Yeah, I have a photo detail I need blown up, and I need you to get me a list of local jewelers, ones who can work fast. Thanks.
Lily: Hi! Hey, how was the party? Did you have fun?
Ethan: Colby's mom said Damian died. Is that true?
Holden: No, no, he didn't. He just went away.
Ethan: Is he coming back?
Lily: We don't know. We -- we don't even know where he is right now.
Holden: Yeah. You see, he went back to Malta, where he lives. He had to take care of some things. We don't know when he's coming back. Maybe never.
Lily: Hey, why don't you head to the playroom? I'll be there in a sec, okay? Your daddy and I need to talk. I hate lying to him like that.
Holden: How do we know for sure that we are?
Lily: You don't know for sure we aren't. Or do you?
Holden: What's that supposed to mean?
Lily: I don't know, Holden. What should I do? Should I call the coast guard, have them check the waters off Malta to see if Damian's there?
Holden: Lily, what exactly do you want? Do you want Damian to come back after everything that he's done to this family? Is that it?
Lily: I want to know the truth.
Holden: The truth is that Damian's gone, and he's not coming back.
Lily: How do you know?
Holden: Because I do. Why isn't that enough for you?
Molly: Please tell me you didn't go to the cops.
Holden: I wouldn't be here if I had.
Molly: And you didn't call them?
Molly: Okay, good. Did you say anything to Lily when you dropped Ethan off?
Holden: No, not yet. But she's very suspicious.
Molly: Let her be. Nobody knows for sure what really happened, and anything can happen next.
Holden: I suppose you're right.
Molly: I know I am.
Lily: This is Damian's. "Cara, I'll hold you in my heart always. Goodbye." Damian! Damian!
Johnson: Detective Hughes, it's Johnson at the station. We just received a fax from the Maltese police. A body was recently recovered off their coast. Get this. It's been positively ID'd as Damian Grimaldi.
Jack: Where are you going?
Carly: Uh, Dusty wasn't at Metro when I went in to talk to him about the taxes, so I thought I'd go and see if he's there now.
Jack: Sure you're just not trying to get away from me?
Carly: Maybe a little. Maybe a lot.
Jack: You were right. You've been right all along. I am sorry about my -- my behavior.
Carly: Well, you can't take all the blame, Jack. We've both been dancing this dance.
Jack: But I've been leading.
Carly: Yeah, you have.
Jack: This is got to stop.
Carly: No argument from me.
Jack: And I don't want to tempt fate, so I think we should spend as little time together as possible.
Carly: Well, our -- our lives do intersect quite a bit.
Jack: Yes, I know that. But we can come up with a way to deal with the day-to-day stuff through phone or e-mail, not face to face.
Jack: Okay. That was easy.
Carly: Harder than you know. But it's the right thing to do.
Jack: Yeah, it is. So that's it.
Carly: That's it.
Jack: I'll see you later.
Carly: No. You'll call me later.
Dusty: Hey. I wasn't sure you were coming back.
Janet: Neither was I.
Dusty: I'm sorry for going behind your back. It wasn't my place to.
Janet: And I am sorry for jumping down your throat. You were just trying to do the right thing, and I'm glad you did.
Dusty: You are?
Janet: It worked. I just got off the phone with my dad.
Dusty: He called you?
Janet: He and my mom are going to get tested.
Dusty: That's great. I'm surprised. [Laughing]
Janet: So was I. I don't know what you did. You scared him or you threatened him or what.
Dusty: No, I was just quilted him.
Janet: Well, whatever it was, it worked. Thanks.
Dusty: You're welcome.
Janet: I owe you a lot of thank yous.
Dusty: No. No, you don't.
Janet: Yes, I do. It seems like every time I turn around, you're doing something nice for me.
Dusty: I'm glad to do it.
Janet: Well, you do more than I deserve.
Dusty: That's not true.
On the next "As the World Turns" --
Jack: Your father called the house.
Janet: What did he say?
Jack: Get this. He said he's -- he's a match for Liberty's bone marrow.
Janet: I have been waiting years for this moment.
Rocco: Well, if you don't let the moment pass, I'll leave and never come back.
Liberty: What if I die?
Carly: I'm going to tell Jack everything and blow Janet Ciccone-Snyder right out of the water.
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