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As The World Turns Transcript Friday 2/19/10

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Janet: I canít. We shouldn't be doing this.

Dusty: Forget about shouldnít. Ask yourself why.

Janet: I don't know why.

Dusty: I do.

Molly: Detective Snyder? [Laughs] Hi.

Jack: Hi. Hey, Molly. How are you?

Molly: You okay?

Jack: Mm. Beer?

Molly: It's a little early for me, but thanks. Something going on?

Jack: No, no. You moving back in or what?

Molly: Oh, no. I was just here talking to Holden. I stayed after he left to get a few more of my things.

Jack: Got it.

Molly: Is, uh -- how's Liberty?

Jack: She's, um -- yeah. We had to suspend her chemo treatments. She's having a bad reaction.

Molly: Oh, God. I'm so sorry.

Jack: Thank you.

Molly: For what it's worth, I think you're a real mensch hanging in there with Janet through all of this.

Jack: She's my wife.

Molly: Yeah, but there's a cost, right?

Jack: I have no idea what you're talking about.

Molly: Sure, you know.

Parker: Hey, aren't you supposed to be at home in bed right now?

Liberty: Told my mom I was going to the library. Took 15 minutes of begging. So, now I'm here. Let's go out and pretend I'm not sick. Come on.

Parker: Liberty --

Liberty: Parker, hey, if this were any other freezing-cold, disgusting February afternoon, you'd be like, "Liberty, let's go get a latte."

Parker: Okay. We can do that.

Liberty: Okay.

Parker: But I just want to make sure that you're not pushing yourself.

Liberty: I definitely am, because I -- well, I have to.

Parker: Well, if you need to rest, that's okay.

Liberty: Parker, come on. Please. Pretty soon, I might not be strong enough to get my legs over the side of the bed. So, while I can still pull something like this off, I kind of want to do it.

Parker: That is true, but you're going to be fine, Liberty.

Liberty: You don't know that.

Parker: Yeah, I do.

Liberty: Parker, stop. Please. I have to go through this with everybody 24 hours a day, and I just want someone I can be honest with. I just really want that person to be you.

Parker: Okay. All right. Come on. Let's go.

Liberty: Yay. Okay.

Parker: Before I change my mind.

[Telephone rings]

Jack: Hello?

Rocco: Hello, yeah. I'm -- is Janet Ciccone there?

Jack: Her last name is Snyder now. Who's this?

Rocco: This is -- my name's Rocco Ciccone. I'm her father.

Jack: Mr. Ciccone, I'm Jack Snyder. I'm Janet's husband.

Rocco: Is she there?

Jack: No, she's not, but I know she would love to talk to you. It's been a while.

Rocco: I didn't call to talk. My wife and I got tested. We got that blood test, and they're telling me they think I'm a match for her -- for the daughter.

Jack: Are you -- are you -- that is amazing news, Mr. Ciccone, on so many levels!

Rocco: Yeah. Anyway, I'm coming to Oakdale today to see some doctor they told me to see at Memorial hospital.

Jack: This is -- this is just -- this is fantastic news, Mr. Ciccone, really. Listen, why don't you and your wife -- you can come to the farm, and we'll drive over to the hospital and meet Janet there.

Rocco: Farm?

Jack: I live on a farm in Lutherís Corners. Mr. Ciccone, I would love it for you to see where Janet lives.

Rocco: This isn't a social visit.

Jack: I just thought that after 19 years you -- excuse me. Wait a minute. I thought Teri told us that you and your wife were in Italy or somewhere. How did --

Rocco: Just give her the message, will ya?

Janet: Don't make this into something it's not. I'm all over the map right now.

Dusty: I know.

Janet: I just know that I'm grateful that you convinced my parents to get tested, for Liberty's sake.

Dusty: That's not why you kissed me.

Janet: And I need to stay grounded, and that's what Jack does for me.

Dusty: I don't?

Janet: We donít. I canít.

Dusty: Then why does it keep happening?

Carly: Hi. Hi, Teri.

Teri: Hey, Carly.

Carly: I just wanted to thank you for letting me hang out at the restaurant the other morning with all my drawings.

Teri: I told you, it's no problem at all. Thank you so much for helping out Liberty. It really means a lot to our family.

Carly: You know, I was thinking about you all. How is Janet, really?

Teri: About how you'd expect. She's not going to sleep until Liberty's better.

Carly: Actually, I'm not talking about that. I mean, any mother would be out of her head with a sick kid, of course. I was referring to her affair with Dusty.

Parker: You look tired.

Liberty: I'm about to look a lot worse. I asked one of the nurses what some of the chemo patients feel like after they've had it for a little while.

Parker: What did she say?

Liberty: She says it can be rough on people. She says sometimes it kind of comes out of nowhere and they get really weak and hard to do stuff.

Parker: That sucks.

Liberty: I know. So, now you see why I really want to go out and have coffee like it's just a normal thing to do. And, look, we're just talking about my cancer.

Parker: I'm sorry. I'm sorry. Hey, letís talk about some other stuff. One second. Can you make two lattes, please? Thank you.

Liberty: Ooh, like -- like -- like fairies and leprechauns?

Parker: Yeah, because that is just like me.

Liberty: I just want you to be normal. I want you to just be yourself. You don't have to be cheerful or upbeat.

Parker: Come on. Liberty, I don't even know how to pronounce those two words, let alone be them, okay? And, see, that's good. That's good. I like it when you laugh.

Liberty: I was thinking about my dad this morning and how he would be handling all this.

Parker: He'd be great.

Liberty: He would, right? My mom's just so terrified, and your dad just doesn't really know what to do to make her feel better.

Parker: Yeah, but he's trying.

Liberty: I know. Oh, thank you.

Parker: Thank you.

Liberty: Dude, you know what?

Parker: What?

Liberty: We're still talking about my cancer.

Parker: Okay, okay, okay. Fine. New topic. This new movie, do you think it's for real? Is the world going to end in 2012?

Liberty: Did you not hear me say how annoying it is when you're cheerful and upbeat?

[Laughs]

Dusty: You already cleaned that one.

Janet: I know that! I'm trying not to answer you. I don't know why it keeps happening, but it -- it just canít.

Dusty: That doesn't address anything, Janet.

Janet: I've got to pick Liberty up from the library.

Dusty: Wait a second. Don't run away from me.

Janet: I'm not!

Dusty: This is turning into something.

Janet: It canít. Jack. Hi.

Jack: Hi. I, uh -- I got to tell you something.

Janet: What? What's wrong?

Jack: No, nothing. Nothing's wrong. You're not going to believe this, though.

Janet: Try me.

Jack: Your father -- your father called the house.

Janet: What?

Jack: Right?

Janet: What did he say?

Jack: Get this, he said he's a match for Liberty's bone marrow.

Janet: Oh, my --

Jack: I couldn't believe what I was hearing myself, right?

Janet: Oh, thank God! Oh, thank God! Oh! Oh, my God!

Jack: Yeah. Talk about a 180. I thought you said -- didn't Teri say that your parents were out of the country, though?

Janet: Yeah, I know, but I think that Theresa was telling me that so that I wouldn't be disappointed that they didn't want to get tested.

Jack: Well, he did a 180, right? The guy's a little gruff, but I think he's on his way to Oakdale to meet with Liberty's doctors. So, yeah.

Janet: Oh, my God.

Jack: I think his conscience might have gotten to him.

Janet: Oh, right. Well, I think his conscience got a little push.

Jack: Am I missing something here?

Dusty: I talked to Rocco.

Jack: Really?

Janet: Well, yeah. Dusty went to Melrose Park to see my father, and since nobody else that's gotten tested has been a match for Liberty, I mean, this is just -- it's amazing, isn't it?

Jack: Yeah. Yeah. That's -- that's amazing.

Carly: I'm just really worried about Janet.

Teri: Right.

Carly: And Jack and I were married, and we're still friends. So, I'm worried about him, too.

Teri: Hey, well, you need to stop saying things like this, okay?

Carly: And we have children together. Of course, eventually, this will trickle down and affect them, not to mention your niece. Here she is fighting for her life, and now she has to deal with this, now?

Teri: Okay, Carly, you need to drop this, and I would consider it a personal favor if you never brought this up to me or anyone else again, okay? What? Are you kidding?

Carly: Here's the thing, Teri, I've lived in this burg for a really, really long time. It's as small as small town gets. Do you know what that means?

Teri: People can't help but make up lies and spread them.

Carly: There are no secrets in Oakdale. Zero. Take it from me. I've been on both sides of them. I know.

Teri: Well, I need to go to work.

Carly: And if you are going to have an affair, why do it in broad daylight in the middle of the Lakeview? Half the town will find out that way. You know the old -- they'll tell two friends.

Teri: Who told you?

Carly: Why, you did, just now.

Dusty: I had a feeling Rocco wasn't going to come through.

Jack: So, you decided you'd go and pay him a little visit.

Dusty: Yeah. I didn't believe Teri's story that he was on vacation in Italy. So, I took a trip of my own.

Jack: Really?

Dusty: Yeah.

Janet: So, well, it must have been really strange for you to talk to him.

Jack: It was, yeah. A little, yeah. Anyway, I invited him out to the farm. We'll -- hopefully we'll go over to the hospital together.

Janet: Oh. How'd he respond to that?

Jack: He didn't, not really. I'm figuring he's going to take me up on my offer, so I think we should go back to the house.

Janet: Oh. Wow. I've been so wrapped up in the fact that he is a match for Liberty that I haven't even thought about -- how strange it's going to be to talk to him after all these years.

Dusty: You'll get through it.

Jack: We'll, uh -- we'll meet him together.

Janet: What am I going to say? How do I act?

Jack: Honey, you just be yourself. Show him what he's missed out on all these years, right?

Janet: Oh, please. He's missed out on everything. Okay. Okay. I'm going to -- I got to -- I'm going to change, and then maybe I should cook something, right? I should probably -- and, Jack, I have my own car, so what I'm going to do is I'm just going to meet you back at the house.

Jack: Good. Yes, good. Great.

Janet: Okay, I'll see -- oh, thank you for everything.

Dusty: She needed something good to hang on to, didn't she?

Jack: Oh, yeah. Did she ever. You made her happier than she's been in weeks.

Dusty: Not at first. She was ticked off I contacted her father.

Jack: Really?

Dusty: Yep. I was just trying to help.

Jack: Yeah. You're like that, aren't you? I'm just wondering, Dusty, why it is you're going above and beyond for my wife.

Parker: How about that one?

[Liberty laughs]

Liberty: Oh, my God. Parker, is that you dancing with Ms. Dewey?

Parker: Yeah.

Liberty: That's amazing.

Parker: It is. Hey, I'm sorry. I don't have to show these to you if you don't want me to or --

Liberty: No, no. Don't be silly. I want to see them. It's -- it's what I missed.

Parker: Come on. It was just a dumb dance.

Liberty: Yeah.

Parker: Are you tired?

Liberty: A little, yeah.

Parker: Okay. Come on. Let me get you home.

Liberty: Uh -- oh, God. That's weird. I have a head rush or something.

Parker: Are you okay?

Liberty: Yeah. It just came out of nowhere. It must be, like, the caffeine maybe mixed with the chemo. I don't know.

Parker: Okay. Well, I'd really like to see you at home on the couch resting right now. So, if you get dizzy again, I'll hold you, all right? Just come on.

Liberty: Parker, let me just -- hold on. I just want to sit here for a second.

Parker: Liberty, you're really hot.

Liberty: I'm sweating and cold at the same time. I don't -- I don't know what's happening.

Parker: I think I should call your mom.

Liberty: No, please, Parker. I'm begging you, do not call her, please.

Parker: This just came out of nowhere, okay? I don't think this is normal.

Liberty: No. The nurse says this is what happens sometimes.

Parker: I'm taking you to the hospital.

Liberty: No, Parker. Please. Okay. Do not call my mom.

Parker: I won't, for now. Come on. Come on.

Janet: Okay.

[Vehicle approaches]

[Sighs]

[Knock on door]

Janet: Hi, Pop. Come on in. You, uh -- you look good.

Rocco: Never figured you'd end up on a farm.

Janet: Oh, that makes two of us. Let me take your coat. Thanks.

Rocco: You like it?

Janet: What?

Rocco: This place, living here.

Janet: Yes, very much. So, um, how's Ma?

Rocco: She's fine. She had a little of the sciatica this winter. She shook it off.

Janet: Oh. I kind of hoped she might come.

Rocco: This isn't that kind of visit.

Janet: Right.

Rocco: Besides, she's not the match. I am.

Janet: Well, I can't tell you how much it means that you're here.

Rocco: You should get a new one.

Janet: A new one what? A refrigerator?

Rocco: That one looks like it's been there since Kennedy was president.

Janet: Well, that didn't take long.

Rocco: What didn't?

Janet: For you to criticize!

Rocco: Just saying.

[Janet sigh]

Janet: You haven't changed.

Rocco: You have.

Janet: I had to.

Rocco: You grew up.

Janet: That's what happens after 19 years, Pop!

Rocco: You going to ride me about that now?

Janet: I will always be grateful that you are here, for Liberty's sake.

Rocco: I had to. God would never forgive me if I turned my back on an innocent girl when I could have helped.

Janet: Oh, but it was okay that you turned your back on the granddaughter that you never knew before she was born? God was okay with that?

Rocco: Here it is.

Janet: Hey, hey! No, Pop. She needed you. I needed you and Ma.

Rocco: We both knew what you did.

Janet: What I did?

Rocco: You rewriting history now?

Janet: Hey, you threw your teenage daughter out of the house!

Rocco: We didn't raise you to be --

Janet: Hey! To be what? Huh? To be a wife and a mother?

Rocco: Are you really going to drag all of this out right here in this kitchen, all of our dirty laundry?

Janet: Oh, I have been waiting years for this moment.

Rocco: Well, if you don't let the moment pass, I promise you this, Jan, I'm out that door. I swear. I'll leave and never come back.

Molly: Burn these, please.

Carly: Oh, Molly! You're not going to believe this one, not in a million years.

Molly: Oh, I'm not so sure about that, Cuz. Oh, Honey, that's a prop. You're not going to get any coffee out of that. Here. You know, I'm a reporter, and I've lived in this town a long time, so I think I've seen --

Carly: Janet is sleeping with Dusty Donovan.

Molly: Shut up!

Carly: Her sister just told me.

Molly: Teri just came right out and told you that her sister, who's married to your ex-husband, is sleeping with Dusty?

Carly: Well, she didn't tell me, tell me. I tricked it out of her.

Molly: Okay, back up.

Carly: Can you believe this? I mean, here I've been this poster child for abstinence and selflessness. I mean, I'm practically like a converted puritan because of that woman, and all this time she's been doing it with Dusty Donovan behind our backs! I caught them kissing at Metro.

Molly: Did they freak out?

Carly: Well, they didn't see me. I tiptoed out of there. I got confirmation from Teri. Do you believe this?

Molly: Well, I am a little bit shocked.

Carly: Jack tells me that he wants to leave Janet and be with me, and then he finds out that Liberty's sick, so he wants to stay with Janet, and she's been sneaking around with Dusty!

Molly: This is pretty huge.

Carly: Massive!

Molly: So, tell me, what are you going to do with this massively huge piece of information?

Carly: Are you kidding?

Molly: No. I'm really asking you.

Carly: Well, I'm going to tell Jack everything and blow Janet Ciccone-Snyder right out of the water.

Dusty: I got Janet's father to get tested for Liberty's sake. It doesn't go beyond that.

Jack: I'm just saying, Dusty, it's a lot for a friend to do.

Dusty: No, it's not.

Jack: Do you want me to make my point clear?

Dusty: No. I think I got it.

Jack: Good.

Dusty: I did it for Liberty.

Jack: You did it for Janet.

Dusty: Same thing, isn't it? Isn't it?

Jack: I'm glad that her father's a match, I am. I'm not too tickled about how it happened. So, the next time you think you can fix a problem for my wife, how about you come to me first?

Dusty: Sounds like a plan.

Jack: Good.

Carly: You know, Janet gave me a song and dance just recently about how grateful she is to me for letting them be and how lucky she feels to have Jack supporting her through all this ordeal with Liberty.

Molly: Well, I'm sure she does, and you know what? You really can't blame that woman for being a wreck right now. I mean, her kid has leukemia.

Carly: That's a separate issue.

Molly: Is it?

Carly: Hey. Whose side are you on, Cuz?

Molly: Don't do that.

Carly: No. I mean it. This is not fair. Janet is cheating on Jack, and Jack feels like he's cheating on me when he's with her.

Molly: Did he say that?

Carly: Yes. And we agreed to be together.

Molly: Oh, boy. Maybe this thing with Dusty isn't so serious.

Carly: It's an affair. That's as serious as serious gets.

Molly: Okay. But maybe Janet really needs Jack right now.

Carly: Well, whatever Janet needs, she ain't getting it from Jack.

Molly: Oh, God. Come on. Do you really want to be the reason that this marriage self-destructs right now?

Carly: Well, I wouldn't be the reason. Janet's affair would be the reason.

Rocco: I didn't say I wanted any coffee.

Janet: I didn't ask. And don't ever hold my daughter's life above my head like a threat ever again.

Rocco: You're the one who's pushing here, bringing up things from the past we can't change.

Janet: Would you if you could?

Rocco: I don't like to have regrets.

Janet: So it's okay with you that you haven't talked to me in all these years, and it's okay with you that you never met your granddaughter.

Rocco: None of this was ever okay.

Janet: But you let it rest.

Rocco: Are you going to stop?

Janet: Did you hear about Brad?

Rocco: I heard, yeah.

Janet: That's it? That's all you've got to say?

Rocco: I'm sorry. That must have been hard on her.

Janet: Her? Her name is Liberty, Pop!

Rocco: Look, I came here to do the right thing. Are you going to push me on everything you think I did wrong?

Janet: Hey! I ran away and hid after you and Ma kicked me out, and because I did that, my daughter missed so many years with her father that she could have had before he died! She's had a really rough year.

Rocco: It sounds it. It's good she's got you.

Janet: That's Jack.

Rocco: I spoke to him before. He's a Snyder.

Janet: He's Brad's brother.

Rocco: Seems nice.

Janet: He is. Hi.

Jack: Hi. Mr. Ciccone, it's nice to meet you.

Rocco: You too.

Jack: Janet and I, we're so glad that you're here.

Rocco: Sorry to hear about your brother.

Jack: Uh, thank you.

Rocco: You're a cop?

Janet: He's a detective.

Jack: Everything okay?

Janet: Yes, everything's fine. Everything's great. I think that we should get Pop over to see Dr. Hearn, though.

Jack: Okay, great. Yeah. Let me wash up first.

Janet: Okay.

Rocco: Polite.

Janet: Yes.

Rocco: And tall. And so was the other guy.

Janet: What other guy?

Rocco: The one who came to see me and told me about what was going on here.

Janet: That was Dusty.

Rocco: He was a little less polite.

Janet: Yeah, well, he just wanted to make sure you knew how important this was to us.

Rocco: Who are you to him?

Janet: He's my friend.

Rocco: That's a big-deal move for a friend, isn't it?

Janet: Hold on. Hey. You're never going to believe who's inside.

Teri: I need to talk to you about something that happened earlier to me.

Janet: Okay. Just wait a minute. Come with me.

Teri: Okay. Pop? I don't believe this.

Rocco: Piccolina! I didn't think I was going to see you.

Teri: I'm pretty sure that's my line. What are you doing here?

Janet: He may be a match for Liberty.

Teri: What? You got tested?

Rocco: Your mom did, too, but I was the hit.

Teri: I -- I just didn't expect you guys -- you know, it doesn't matter. It's great. Isn't this incredible that he's here?

Rocco: You know, for a chef, you sure don't have a lot of meat on your bones.

Teri: Stop, Pop. Come on.

Rocco: You were always my little pip-squeak.

Jack: Okay. Well, um, why don't we all get in my car, and we'll go to the hospital together, okay?

Janet: I think that's a great idea, yes.

Teri: Thanks, Pop. Be good.

Janet: Hey, Theresa, what did you want to tell me outside?

Teri: Oh, it can wait.

Janet: Okay.

Janet: Maggie, hi.

Maggie: Is this the potential match?

Janet: Yes.

Maggie: I'll go get Dr. Hearn.

Janet: Oh, my God! What are you doing here?

Parker: What are you doing here?

Jack: Hey. Parker.

Liberty: Hi.

Parker: We were having coffee and she started feeling dizzy. So, I decided that we shouldn't take any chances. Dr. Hearn said there's chicken pox going around school, and since Liberty's taking steroids and she has a fever, he decided that it would be best to admit her.

Jack: Great thinking, man.

Janet: Why didn't you call me?

Liberty: To avoid all this. What are you guys doing here, Mom? Who's that guy?

Janet: Liberty, this is -- this is my father. Rocco, this is Liberty, your granddaughter.

Rocco: Hey, Sweetheart. You're just as pretty as your mom was at your age.

Liberty: Are you kidding me? What is he doing here?

Janet: Liberty, he, uh -- he actually got tested back home, and it turns out that he is a bone-marrow match, you know, just in case you need it.

Rocco: Really glad to help if you need me.

Liberty: Really? You are?

Janet: Liberty.

Liberty: Seriously? You waited till I have cancer to want to meet me? I mean, is it -- is it because I might not be around all that long? It's not too much of a commitment for you then, right?

Janet: Baby, please.

Liberty: Do you know how hard it was for my mom when she got pregnant with me? She had no one. She didn't even have a place for us to live for some of the time. She didn't know how to put food on the table.

Teri: Libby, he's here now, okay, and he wants to help you.

Liberty: Oh, yeah. The hell with that. I don't -- I don't want your bone marrow. Thank you, though, but please get the hell out of my room.

Janet: Liberty.

Liberty: Parker, can you please make them leave, and can you shut the door?

Janet: It's okay. Okay. Everybody out. I'm sorry, Pop. She's been going through a rough time, you know?

Rocco: Willful. I wonder why.

Jack: We still need you, though, okay?

Janet: Dr. Hearn. I just saw Liberty. I didn't even know she was here.

Dr. Hearn: She's okay, Janet. I admitted her just for precaution.

Janet: Okay, good. Whatever it takes to keep her safe. This, by the way, is my father, Rocco Ciccone. He's a -- he's a bone-marrow match.

Dr. Hearn: It's nice to meet you, Sir.

Rocco: Same. So, what do I do next?

Dr. Hearn: That's what I came to talk to you all about. I'm afraid this isn't going to work.

Janet: What?

Dr. Hearn: Mr. Ciccone can't be Liberty's bone-marrow donor.

Janet: I don't understand.

Dr. Hearn: You've had three angioplasties to combat your heart disease.

Janet: You have?

Rocco: They were nothing.

Dr. Hearn: I understand how you want to help your granddaughter, Sir, but, truly, you don't qualify as a bone-marrow transplant donor. I'm sorry. And we still don't know that we'll need it. So, keep the faith.

Jack: Right. Thank you. Thank you, Dr. Hearn.

Rocco: Janet, I'm sorry.

Janet: It's okay. It's not your fault, Pop, but, um, I'm glad that you came out here, anyway.

Rocco: I should be getting back.

Janet: Yeah. Probably.

Rocco: I'll talk to you soon.

Teri: Bye, Pop. I love you.

Jack: Mr. Ciccone, wait. I just wanted to thank you myself for trying, for coming. It means a lot to Janet, although she's not showing it right now.

Rocco: I'm sorry that it won't help.

Jack: Yeah, I know, but you tried, and the fact that you tried, that's -- that's important.

Rocco: Thank you for saying that. Is there something else?

Jack: You abandoned your daughter once when she needed you. Don't do it again.

Teri: Let me tell Liberty about Pop, and you and Jack should go home and get Liberty some things since she's going to be admitted.

Janet: I don't know.

Jack: Yeah. I think that's a fantastic idea, I do. Okay? All right?

Teri: Okay.

Jack: We'll be back soon.

Teri: Bye.

Janet: It never ends.

Jack: I know itís a huge disappointment.

Janet: Now she's in the hospital again. This is what she's got to look forward to -- hospitals, more sickness?

Jack: We'll do -- we'll do whatever we can to make sure she gets better.

Teri: So, he is a match, but his own health is a little bit too unstable for him to be a donor. But like the doctor said, you might not even need a transplant, you know?

Parker: She's right, Liberty.

Teri: Yeah. So, listen, you just need to get better. I love you. I'll come back and see you in a little bit, okay?

Liberty: It's just my luck. Good thing I didn't want his stupid bone marrow anyway.

Parker: We'll work things out, okay?

Liberty: What if I don't have a chance? What if I die?

Molly: I know you're upset right now, but do you really want to be the one to tell Jack his wife is cheating on him?

Carly: How can I be the one not to?

Molly: Carly, if you do this, if you're the one that tells Jack that his wife is cheating on him, the whole thing could backfire on you.

Carly: Please. That's nuts.

Molly: Is it? We don't -- what if this thing with Dusty isn't what it seems?

Carly: Her sister admitted it to me, and I saw them kissing with my own two eyes! I didn't pull this out of thin air!

Molly: Okay. Can you give me like a nanosecond before you go running off to turn Jack's life upside-down?

Carly: To what end?

Molly: Maybe I can go poke around for some deeds from Dusty.

Carly: You think he's going to tell you anything?

Molly: He won't have to.

Carly: What does that mean?

Molly: I used to be his lover. I'll know.

Carly: Then what?

Molly: Then we'll know just what this is, how serious one or both of them really are, and then you can go to Jack, if that's still what you want to do, but armed with some real information.

Carly: When can you talk to him?

Molly: I'm leaving right now. Is that soon enough for you?

Carly: Okay.

Molly: Good. And while I'm fishing around, I want you to think long and hard about something. Jack may not be able to handle hearing this information right now, not from anybody, but especially not from you.

Jack: Okay. I'm going to get a bag together for Liberty, all right? Maybe some books, mp3 player. Anything else you can think of?

Janet: Did you really mean what you said at the hospital?

Jack: About what?

Janet: That we should do everything we can to save Liberty?

Jack: Of course I did. Of course I did. You know I did.

Janet: Well, I know what we can do.

Jack: Yeah. I do, too. We can make sure we do everything the doctors tell us. We can read about new research.

Janet: We can have a baby.

Jack: Are -- are you saying that you -- you want --

Janet: Because I realized on the drive home from the hospital that if we had a baby --

Jack: Janet, please. You cannot be serious.

Janet: Of course I'm serious. Because, not only will this child be Liberty's half-sibling, but it'll also be her first cousin, and that's the closest thing I could think between a match for my genes and Bradleyís.

Jack: Listen, listen. This is so completely far out there! You want to manufacture a match?

Janet: No. It's not manufacturing. It's a baby, Jack.

Jack: Okay. I can't believe that you of all people would consider bringing a child into this world for the sole purpose of -- manufacturing a bone-marrow match for Liberty.

Janet: No, no, no. No, it's not just that, Jack. Come on. We're married. We're in love. When Liberty was pregnant, I wanted to adopt that baby and raise it as my own.

Jack: Yes. You -- you did, yes.

Janet: I really think that a child would complete us.

Jack: So, now you're justifying this by saying it'll help our marriage.

Janet: Jack. Jack, she is my little girl. I would die for her.

Jack: I know. I know that, Janet. I do. I know that.

Janet: She is my whole world, Jack. She has been since I felt her inside of me the first time. I know it's a lot to think about. It's a lot to wrap your mind around, but please promise me -- promise me you'll at least think about it, okay?

Jack: Yeah. Yes. Yes.

Janet: I can't lose her.

Jack: I know.

Janet: Jack, I canít.

Jack: I know, I know.

Janet: Okay.

Molly: You never call. You never write. Hi, handsome.

Dusty: I was wondering when we'd see each other.

Molly: Buy me one of whatever you're drinking.

Dusty: One for the lady.

Molly: You look good.

Dusty: As do you.

Molly: You sweet talker.

Dusty: Seriously. I've enjoyed seeing you on TV.

Molly: I've enjoyed you in a lot of places.

Dusty: You're still a colossal flirt, aren't you?

Molly: All talk, I swear. So, um, how are you?

Dusty: I'm hanging in there. You?

Molly: Well, I'm glad to be home. I've been seeing Holden.

Dusty: How is that working out for you?

Molly: Uh -- [Laughs] Complicated.

Dusty: Typical.

Molly: Did you, um -- did you get my card I sent you when Jennifer died?

Dusty: That was very nice of you. I'm sorry I didn't write back.

Molly: No. You didn't need to. So, are you seeing anybody now?

Dusty: I don't see anybody.

Molly: Come on. Okay, are you, uh, involved with anybody?

Dusty: What do you mean, "Involved"?

Molly: Well, for me, that usually means trouble.

Dusty: My trouble days are over. I'm too old. I've got a meeting. Great to see you.

Molly: Hey. Did I upset you?

Dusty: Always. See you around.

Molly: No. Come on. Whoever she is, go for it. Life's too short to be alone for long, and you are lonely, Dusty. I can feel it. And you don't need to be.

Parker: I know you're scared, but I want you to feel like you can be honest with me and tell me anything. However, you're not going to die.

Liberty: You promised I could say this stuff to you.

Parker: And you can, but I'm allowed to tell you that you're wrong. That's the deal.

Liberty: When I first found out I was sick, I was really scared, but, suddenly, it just felt real. You know? Just, all of a sudden, it just felt really real, and there's so much that I want to do still.

Parker: You're going to get to do it, okay? I'll make sure. Come here.

Jack: I promise you, I will think about it, Janet.

Janet: Thank you.

Jack: Mm-hmm. Hey. Everything okay?

Carly: I need to talk to you.

Jack: Are the kids okay?

Carly: Yeah, yeah. They're fine.

Jack: We're kind of in the middle of something here, so --

Carly: Stop, okay? Stop. You need to listen to me.

Jack: Okay.

Carly: There's something you need to know.

Jack: About?

Carly: About your wife.

Next week on "As the World Turns" --

Carly: I don't quite know how to say this, Jack, but --

[Janet clears throat]

Janet: What's going on?

Barbara: Oh!

Casey: Alison, I know you're out here!

Lily: All that matters now is Damian's gone and he won't be coming back, which means Luke and I can move on. We all can.

Luke: Did you kill Damian?

[Lighting a match]

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