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As The World Turns Transcript Friday 3/5/10

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Parker: Yeah.  I can finally get out of here in about an hour.  So, I'll be there this afternoon.

Liberty: You can't come.

Parker: Why not?

Liberty: Look at this thing! It's ridiculous. No one's allowed in here but me. They've, like, turned me into bubble girl.

Parker: I don't care. I'll sit outside of it.

Liberty: Parker, I don't want to talk to you through a giant baggie.

Parker: What's wrong?

Liberty: Just the meds and radiation are wiping me out, and according to Dr. Frankenstein, that's basically the point, and they pump your body with as much as it can handle and nothing less.

Parker: I thought you were tough.

[Liberty scoffs]

Liberty: I am tough! I just can barely sit up sometimes.

Parker: Okay. So, you'll lie down.

Liberty: Parker, please. It's not worth it, okay? In addition to me being the worst company ever, the commuter planes are really expensive, and so are the hotels.

Parker: I don't care about any of that.

Liberty: You know what you should do? You should go out and find yourself a normal, healthy girlfriend that you can actually go on dates with and touch.

Parker: I don't need to date anybody, Liberty, because I already get enough aggravation from you, as is.  I'll see you soon.

Liberty: Parker --

Parker: Oh, no. There's a computer glitch. It's -- it's freezing up. I got to go. Bye.

Liberty: Yeah, right.

Craig: So, Parker's trust fund is now fully liquid.

Ellis: Yes.

Craig: And I can access as much as I need to cover Monte Carloís expenses?

Ellis: I just want to make one little point. Basically, this is illegal.

Craig: You worry too much.

Ellis: You pay me to worry.

Craig: It's a bridge loan. That's all. Once Monte Carlo is up and running and Carly's designs begin to sell, we'll repay the loan with interest and we'll come away clean.

Ellis: Probably they will sell. But what -- what if they don't?

Craig: Nobody does fashion like Carly Tenney. It's a slam dunk. Now let's get this rolling.

Janet: What would you do?

Teri: I can't answer that question.

Janet: No, come on! Put yourself in my shoes. What would you do, Theresa?

Teri: But I'm not you. Yes, I would have the same concerns about whether or not it would work and if the baby would be a positive match for Liberty, but I wouldn't have the same religious beliefs to contend with.

Janet: So you'd go ahead with it.

Teri: I don't know about that. Having a baby is a huge deal.

Janet: I know. It's the biggest deal in the world. Which is why having a baby to save my daughter's life wouldn't be a sin.

Teri: So you're gonna do it?

Janet: If Jack agrees, yeah.

Teri: What about Dusty?

Janet: What about him?

Teri: If you have Jack's baby, you could lose him.

Janet: I can't think about that right now.

Teri: Why not?

Janet: Because chances are I already have lost him.

Dusty: This should cover it. Thanks for coming all the way from Chicago.

Woman: Oh, it was my pleasure.

Dusty: You treat all your clients this well?

Woman: Only the special ones. Good luck. I hope you get what you want.

Dusty: Thanks. Me too.

Jack: Parker still here?

Carly: Yeah. He's upstairs getting ready to go and visit Liberty. He should be down in a minute. So? What did you and Janet decide about having a baby?

Jack: Nothing yet.

Carly: You know, I'm sure if you told her that you were willing to do it, she would agree.

Jack: Probably.

Carly: And once a decision was made, any doubts that you have would go away.

Jack: Why are you pushing this so hard right now?

Carly: I just think that it's the -- it's the best solution for everybody.

Jack: Carly, in vitro or not, I'd still end up having a baby with Janet, and I'd have to take care of this baby with her. There's no way I'd be able to walk away from them.

Carly: I wouldn't expect you to.

Jack: And you'd want that in your life?

Carly: No! I don't want it! What I want is for you to tell Janet that you can't let your promise to Brad or your feelings for Liberty dictate what you do with your life. What I want is for you to tell Janet that you love me and that I come first.

Jack: I can't do that.

Carly: Right. So, to be with you, I have to be okay with Janet and this baby, and I'll be fine with it.

Jack: Why would you want to?

Carly: Because I happen to love you, and at least with in vitro, you won't have to sleep with her. At least, when it comes to that, I know you're all mine.

Jack: I want to be yours, too, Carly. Completely. I want to be your husband, the father of your children, nobody elseís.

Carly: But you feel a debt to Brad, and we both care what happens to Liberty. I certainly don't want to stand in the way of her getting well.

Jack: But you're not happy about this.

Carly: Of course not. Are you?

Jack: No, I'm not.

Parker: What's going on? Something wrong?

Carly: No. Everything's fine. Are you all set for your trip? Do you need anything?

Parker: I'm good.

Jack: Well, Liberty's gonna be excited you're coming.

Parker: Actually -- actually not. No. She tried to convince me not to.

Carly: Why?

Parker: Well, she's in isolation. She's in a sterilized bubble, and they're dumping all these terrible chemicals and drugs all over her. She's -- she's scared.

Jack: Now, Parker, you're a good friend, though, and I'm proud of you.

Parker: I just wish I could do more.

Carly: You're doing everything you can.

Parker: Well, I better split.

Carly: All right, Sweetheart. Be careful, and text me as soon as you land, okay?

Jack: Well, he turned out to be a hell of a kid, didn't he?

Carly: I don't have the foggiest idea how that happened.

Jack: I guess we actually finally did something right.

Carly: I guess so. He's still in love with her, isn't he?

Jack: She was his first. He always will be.

Carly: You know what it'll do to him if --

Jack: That's not gonna happen.

Carly: Well, if Liberty needs a bone-marrow donor and they can't find a match --

Jack: I know, Carly.

Carly: And she's just 18. She has a right to live her life.

Jack: You were wrong before, by the way, about me being the only one with doubts.

Carly: Really?

Jack: Janet has her issues about this whole IVF thing. She's not sure how she feels about creating one life in order to save another or what they're gonna do with the extra eggs they'd fertilize. And to be honest, yes, I do have my concerns.

Carly: Like what?

Jack: Like asking you to commit yourself to a guy who's gonna have a baby with another woman. It's been a constant tension in my marriage with Janet.

Carly: I'll handle it.

Jack: What if you can't?

Craig: You have the signed check. I need the funds available in the Monte Carlo account by this afternoon.

Parker: I need to talk to you.

Craig: Parker. What a surprise.

Parker: Yeah. I'm on my way to Minneapolis, but I need the money from the trust fund, like we talked about.

Craig: Oh. Well, you've come at the right time. This is your debit card. It's attached to the account that Mr. Ellis just set up for you.

Parker: Thank you. I really appreciate you setting this up so fast.

Craig: You better get going.

Ellis: Right.

Craig: So, you've let your parents know that you won't need my permission to access the trust fund anymore?

Parker: Not yet.

Craig: Parker, you said you were going to clear that with them.

Parker: Yeah, but they were in the middle of something when I was leaving the house.

Craig: Your father was there?

Parker: Yes, and I had to leave for the airport. So, I was wondering if you could tell them for me.

Craig: Parker.

Parker: Just tell them it's about Liberty. I'm sure they won't have a problem.

Craig: All right. I'll go over there now.

Parker: Thank you. Thank you. And I just wanted to let you know that Liberty and I really appreciate everything you're doing for us.

Craig: I care about the both of you. So, good luck.

Teri: Okay, Janet, listen. You have to realize that, if you have his kid, even if it is through in vitro, you're not just gonna be dealing with him for the rest of your life. You're gonna be dealing with Carly, too.

Janet: You know what? I haven't -- I haven't even thought that far ahead yet, okay?

Teri: Well, don't you have to?

Janet: What? No! The only thing I have to think about right now is my child, and having a baby with Jack is the only way to reproduce her DNA!

Teri: What about Dusty?

Janet: I told you, it's -- it's over.

Teri: I don't think that's true. I think that he cares so much about you, and, I'm sorry, I think that you deserve to have somebody like that.

Janet: I don't deserve that. No, I donít. I kept Liberty away from her father for most of her life, and when I finally agreed for her to meet him, he dies, and now she's got leukemia! You think that's a coincidence?

Teri: You are not thinking clearly. Janet, people get shot, they get sick. There's no reason for it.

Janet: There has to be a reason. There has to be. She has had nothing her whole life, and now that's about to be taken away from her. There has to be a reason.

Teri: Hey, you're wrong. She had you, and that's a lot more than most people.

[Knock on door]

Teri: Hi.

Dusty: Hey. Did something happen?

Teri: No, no. Nothing's changed. I will see you guys later.

Janet: No, no. You can stay.

Teri: I think you two should talk.

Janet: We have nothing to talk about. What are you doing here?

Dusty: I want to ask you something.

Teri: I'm gonna --

Janet: No. I have no secrets from my sister. You stay. So, just say what you have to ask me, and then get out. Are you out of your mind? Get away from me with that!

Teri: I should go.

Janet: No! No! You stay! What is wrong with you? I am married! This is my husband's family's home!

Dusty: I know that.

Janet: So what -- so what are you thinking?

Dusty: I'm thinking of giving you an alternative. I'm just putting it out there.

Janet: That's what you're doing? You're just putting it out there?

Dusty: To tell you how I feel about you.

Janet: I don't care how you feel.

Teri: Janet, come on.

Janet: No, no! This is inappropriate, and you know it!

Dusty: Who cares what's appropriate?

Janet: I do! I care! You have no right to do this to me!

Dusty: Is it appropriate that your husband's in love with another woman? Is that appropriate?

Janet: I can't keep doing this with you.

Dusty: Let Jack be with Carly. It's what he wants. I love you and I love your daughter. I want you to marry me.

Janet: I canít.

Dusty: Yes, you can. You deserve to be happy. You turned my life around. Let me do the same for you. I love you. Will you marry me?

[Janet sighs]

Teri: Janet? Oh, my God!

 Carly: And there you were with Janet and this cute little baby, and you're all celebrating his birthday and the fact that he'd been a match for Liberty. It seemed so real.

Jack: But it wasn't -- it wasn't real. There's no baby.

Carly: There could be.

Jack: And this whole conversation could be moot, because the treatments that Liberty's getting in Minnesota they could work. We may not need a bone-marrow donor after all.

Carly: Well, it could take months to know that. Is Janet willing to wait?

Jack: Probably not. She's so scared. She's just -- she wants to do anything, and she wants to do it now. It doesn't really matter what it is. I love you. That's the only thing that matters. And I always have.

[Doorbell rings]

[Jack sighs]

Carly: This isn't -- this is not a good time.

Craig: Oh, I'm sure it isn't, but it's about Parker.

Carly: What is it, Craig?

Craig: You know he's been paying for his trips to see Liberty out of his trust fund, right?

Jack: Yeah. So?

Craig: And he didn't tell you that he no longer needs my permission to access it?

Carly: No. He didn't mention that to me.

Jack: Me neither.

Craig: Well, he meant to this morning, but I guess you two were preoccupied. At any rate, I told them that I would be okay with it but only if you two were fine with it, as well, and he asked me to run it by you. I think it could be best this way. He might run in to some unexpected expenses out there.

Jack: I guess I don't have a problem with it. Do you?

Carly: No. Mnh-mnh.

Craig: He didn't think you would. I have to say, he's an amazing, impressive kid.

Carly: Yes, he certainly is.

Craig: But I will keep an eye on the account. You know, that amount of money can be tempting to anyone.

Jack: Good, good. Well, if you'll excuse me, I want to check in with Janet at the hospital.

Carly: Just make sure you let me know what you decide.

Jack: You know I will.

Craig: So, what's the decision, and why is it being made?

Carly: Don't worry about it, Craig. It's between Jack and Janet.

Craig: Are they still together? I would have thought the whole Dusty thing would put an end to that.

Carly: It's complicated.

Craig: Is it? Jack wants to be with you. Janet wants to be with Dusty. It seems pretty simple to me. What's going on?

Carly: Well, Janet still wants to have a baby with Jack. I suggested in vitro.

Craig: And they're thinking about it?

Carly: Yep.

Craig: And you're waiting for Jack to choose you instead.

Carly: This isn't about me.

Craig: No. No, it isn't, not if he's thinking about doing that.

Carly: It's only about Liberty. It has nothing to do with his feelings for me.

Craig: I have to say, he is a stand-up guy.

Carly: Yes, he is.

Craig: But if he has a child with Janet for whatever reason, they will always be connected.

Carly: Thank you. Yes, I'm aware of that, Craig.

Craig: So, my only question for you is, why the hell would you want any part of that?

[Liberty gasps]

Liberty: I told you not to come!

Parker: If you want me to leave, I can. I'll just dump these off in a garbage can and get back on the plane.

Liberty: Don't you dare! No!

Parker: So you want me to stay?

Liberty: Of course. I'm going absolutely crazy in here.

Parker: Well, that's why I brought these. I thought you could use some distractions.

Liberty: Thank you. I can't actually touch them until they're sterilized.

Parker: Well, that makes sense. However, you can stare at these balloons in the meantime. They're very colorful.

Liberty: I'd rather stare at your face.

Parker: So, how are you feeling?

Liberty: Next question.

Parker: I forgot to ask. Where did you get that really cool hat?

Liberty: Oh, do you like it? Where do you think? My mom made it for me.

Parker: I should have known. I still have that Christmas sweater that she knitted for me.

Liberty: Oh, my God. The one with the smiling reindeer?

Parker: Yes, and the Santa delivering pizza. That one.

Liberty: Yes! Did you happen to see her before you left?

Parker: No, no. I'm sorry. Why?

Liberty: She's -- she's doing an amazing job hiding everything with the fake smiles, but I know she's just terrified.

Parker: Well, once these clinical trials start working, things will be better.

Liberty: Yeah. If they work.

Parker: Well, they're going to.

Liberty: Parker, come on. Dude, I thought we said we weren't gonna do the lying thing.

Parker: Okay.

Liberty: They may not work, and we both know that.

Parker: Then we'll try something else.

Liberty: That's the end of the road, Dude. Nothing left to try.

Parker: You're wrong, though.

Liberty: Is there, like, a medical secret that you're not telling me about or something?

Parker: It's not medical.

Liberty: Tell me, Parker.

Parker: It's not a definite yet, but I think your mom and my dad are cooking up a plan "B."

Jack: Where's Janet?

Teri: She asked me to wait for you. She went to the hospital.

Jack: Something wrong with Liberty?

Teri: No, no, no. It's Janet. She fainted.

Jack: What's wrong?

Teri: I think she's just fried. She hasn't been eating, and she said she can't sleep.

Jack: She's at Memorial?

Teri: Hey, I don't think you should just rush there.

Jack: I don't want her to be there all alone.

Teri: She's not alone. She's with Dusty. He -- he was here, so he drove her.

Jack: I'm still her husband.

Teri: Oh, are you?

Jack: Don't start with me, Teri.

Teri: I just would love to know where you stand. Are you with my sister?

Jack: I'm gonna do whatever it takes to make sure she's okay, yeah.

Teri: Does that include having a baby?

Jack: I'm thinking about it.

Teri: Listen, if you don't want to be a husband and you don't want to make this a real family, if it's just out of guilt, don't do it.

Jack: This is between Janet and me.

Teri: If it's not real, it'll kill her. Don't do that to her. Let her go.

Jack: I got to get to the hospital.

[Cell phone ringing]

Jack: It's Liberty. Hello?

Liberty: Are you out of your minds?

Jack: What?

Liberty: You heard me. What you guys are thinking about doing is insane.

Jack: What are you talking about?

Liberty: Don't even consider having a baby because of me.

Jack: Look, Liberty, I'm sorry you found out this way. You should know, though, that nothing has been decided yet.

Liberty: Whose whacked-out idea is this? Is this my mom's?

Jack: We're still talking about it.

Liberty: Well, stop. I don't care what she says or how much she tells you she wants it, but you can't agree to it. Jack, please promise me you will not have this child with my mom.

Jack: I should have told Parker not to tell you about this.

Liberty: Why? You thought he wouldn't tell me about it? Why are you trying to keep a secret from me?

Jack: This is just something we're talking about, Liberty.

Liberty: Stop talking about it.

Jack: You know your mom. She wants to make sure she does everything there is to do.

Liberty: That doesn't mean that you have to go along with it. Look, I know you feel guilty for shooting my dad, but this won't bring him back, and we don't even know if the child will be a match.

Jack: We know that.

Liberty: And then I'm stuck with some little brother or sister who knows that they're only around for one reason, and it's not because anybody wanted them, and I'm gonna feel guilty about that my entire life!

Jack: It might work.

Liberty: But the odds of that happening are very slim. Even I know that. Uncle Jack, please promise me you will talk my mom out of this.

Jack: I can't do that.

Liberty: You can't or you won't?

Jack: Look, Liberty --

Liberty: No. If you go through with this, I won't consent to the bone-marrow transplant.

Jack: Okay. I know you're upset.

Liberty: No! This is wrong on so many levels, I can't even count them!

Jack: All we want is what's best for you.

Liberty: I don't care. This is too much, okay? I know this isn't gonna be easy for me, but I'm not giving in, okay? I'm done being scared, and I'm done being weak. I'm fighting this thing starting today, and I'm gonna win.

Jack: I know you will, Honey. I know you will.

Craig: So, you really think that Jack is going to do his part, such as that is, at some fertility clinic and then walk away from Janet for good?

Carly: I have an idea. How about you walk away, 'cause I'm busy here.

Craig: You just don't want to hear the truth.

Carly: Not from you.

Craig: We both know what Jack is like when it comes to his guilty hero issues. You told him about Janet and Dusty and it didn't make a dent. He couldn't even bring himself to be mad at her because her daughter is sick.

Carly: As usual, you have no idea what you're talking about.

Craig: I know that he's still with her. He's bound and determined to do the right thing, be a good husband. He's never going to leave Janet, especially with a new baby in the picture.

Carly: Why are you doing this?

Craig: Because someone needs to tell you the truth.

Carly: And you think that someone is you?

Craig: Walk me all you want. I'm doing this for your own good. Carly, you are headed for another long, hard fall with him, and you need to protect yourself.

Carly: And how am I supposed to do that?

Craig: You take your dignity and your self-respect and you walk away.

Carly: It isn't that easy.

Craig: You've done it before, with Simon, with --

Carly: All right! Enough!

Craig: You need a distraction? Throw yourself into Monte Carlo. Make it the big success that we both know it could be. The money's there. It's just waiting for you.

Carly: I canít. I can't deal with work right now. Not until things are resolved with Jack.

Craig: Things are never gonna be resolved with Jack. You're setting yourself up for another heartbreak.

Carly: He loves me.

Craig: If he loved you, he wouldn't be having a child -- and I don't care the reason -- with someone else.

Janet: I don't -- I don't really need to wait for these test results.

Dusty: The doctor wants you to stay. Let him look at you.

Janet: I'm fine.

Dusty: You passed out. You're running yourself down.

Janet: All right. I already got that lecture from Theresa, and I will tell you the same thing I told her. I'm okay.

Dusty: Looking at you, I know that's not true.

Janet: Gee, thanks.

Dusty: You need somebody to take care of you while you're taking care of your daughter. I want to take care of both of you. That's what I want to do.

Janet: I can't even think about this right now.

Dusty: I'm an expert at being father number two. Believe me.

Janet: And believe me, you're second to no one.

Dusty: Thanks.

Janet: And I want you to know how grateful I am for what you said before. You're offering me everything I've ever wanted.

Dusty: Then say yes.

Janet: I canít. I'm still married.

Dusty: Well, then get unmarried. Jack would be thrilled. You've waited long enough to be happy. We all have.

Janet: How do you know that we'd be happy together? You barely even know me!

Dusty: I knew you the minute I saw you.

Janet: You did not!

Dusty: I knew you right away. I knew -- I knew you were tough, sensitive, honest, funny, a no-nonsense type of gal.

Janet: Wow. You saw all of that?

Dusty: And hot, sexy, and gorgeous. How could I not fall in love with you?

Janet: That's a wonderful thing to say.

Dusty: I mean it.

Janet: It's so complicated.

Dusty: No, it's not complicated. I love you.

Janet: Dusty.

Dusty: It's okay. I mean, you don't have to say it to me.

Janet: I do.

Dusty: What?

Janet: I love you, too.

Dusty: You mean that?

Janet: I have no right to be selfish right not.

Dusty: You have every right.

Janet: I can't think about myself or you when I have a sick daughter in a hospital.

Dusty: You don't think she knows that you're miserable? How do you think that affects her, Janet?

Janet: I don't really think she thinks about it.

Dusty: Come on. You're the most important person in the world to her. If she sees you happy, it'll help her get better. Trust me.

Janet: Do you really believe that?

Dusty: I do.

[Door opens]

Jack: Janet.

Janet: Hi.

Jack: Teri told me you passed out. Are you okay?

Janet: Yeah, yeah. I'm fine. We're just -- they had to take some blood tests. We're just waiting for the results, and then I can go home.

Jack: Well, I was worried about you. Could I have a minute alone, please?

Dusty: Sure.

Jack: Thanks for being -- being here and bringing her here.

Dusty: No problem.

Jack: You sure you're okay?

Janet: I'm just really tired, you know? I'm just waiting for the doctors to talk to me, and then I can go home.

Jack: Yeah. Well, you need to -- you need to rest and to eat.

Janet: I know, I know. So, what's wrong?

Jack: I have to tell you something. It's about having a baby. Look, you know I would do anything I can to help Liberty, but I'm sorry. I can't do that. Every instinct I have is telling me it's wrong to bring a baby into the world like this. We both want to help Liberty any way we can, but we got to think about this baby, too, Janet. It's not fair to bring a child into this world just for its bone-marrow. Children should be born out of love. They should be born into families that want them more than anything, and let's be honest, we haven't been a family for a while.

Janet: I don't know what else to do.

Jack: The treatments Liberty's getting right now, they can work. And just because we haven't found a donor yet doesn't mean we're not going to. We just have to keep looking, and there are other possibilities, too. Stem-cell research.

Janet: I know all that. I know.

Jack: I know you do. I know you do. I'm just -- I'm just saying.

Janet: Its okay, Jack. You're right. We shouldn't bring a baby into this world if we don't love each other anymore.

Jack: Oh, Janet, I'll always love you.

Janet: Don't do that. Don't -- let's not lie to each other, okay?

Jack: No. I'm not lying to you. That's not a lie.

Janet: Our marriage is over.

Jack: I'm sorry.

Janet: Me too. Let's just go ahead and get an annulment so that we can both move on with our lives, all right?

Jack: You sure that's what you want?

Janet: Yes, Jack. You're free to go. You're free to go do whatever you want and be with -- whoever you want.

Jack: I'm not gonna desert Liberty. She's my brother's daughter. She's my niece, and I'm gonna do whatever I can for her. You know that, right?

Janet: I do. I know that. I know you will.

Jack: Take care of her.

Dusty: What? What did he do now?

Janet: He said that he wouldn't make a baby with me.

Dusty: What are you gonna do?

Janet: I already did it. I told him I want an annulment.

Dusty: He agreed?

Janet: Yes, he agreed.

Dusty: Well, on the plus side --

Janet: There's a plus side?

Dusty: Yeah.

Janet: What is it?

Dusty: You've ran out of excuses not to marry me.

[Door opens]

Doctor: Excuse me. I need to examine Mrs. Snyder.

Dusty: Sure. Is everything okay?

Doctor: I just need to confirm some test results.

Dusty: I'll be right outside.

Janet: Okay. Uh, is there a problem?

Liberty: I meant would I said. I would not go through with a transplant. I mean, can you imagine being a kid whose sole purpose in life was just to get his bone-marrow sucked out of him? I mean, I knew that I wasn't wanted by one of my parents, but at least I knew that my mom loved my dad when she got pregnant with me. This kid wouldn't even have that.

Parker: But it would still be my little brother, and he'd have you and me to take care of him.

Liberty: Are you insane?

Parker: No! No! We'd protect him, and we'd give him his own name. I'm thinking "Little Bonehead."

Liberty: Oh, my God.

Parker: Yeah, or "Bony."

Liberty: I can't believe you just said that. That's so twisted.

Parker: "Bony" if it's a girl.

Liberty: You're demented.

Parker: What would you name it?

Liberty: No.

Parker: Really? Okay. Well, I'm thinking you'd go with something Italian because of your mom's side. What's that veal dish that she makes with the bone in the middle of it? What's that called?

Liberty: Ossobuco.

Parker: Ossobuco. Okay. Well, we'll name him "Ossobuco." It'll be like, "Hey, Dude, meet my little brother. His name's Ossobuco, but we call him Ozzy." I'm sure he'd like that.

[Liberty laughs]

Carly: You don't understand.

Craig: I understand Jack.

Jack: Hi. I need to talk to Carly.

Craig: We're in the middle of something.

Jack: Not anymore.

Carly: Craig, please go.

Craig: Call me later.

Carly: Okay.

Carly: So, what is it? What happened?

Jack: I told Janet I didn't want to have the baby.

Carly: When did you decide that?

Jack: After I left here.

Carly: Why?

Jack: You know my reasons. The main one being I want to be with you.

Carly: Did you tell Janet that?

Jack: I didn't have to. It was enough for me to say -- it wasn't how or why I'd want to bring a child into the world.

Carly: What did she say?

Jack: She agreed. She thought it was a bad idea, given where we are.

Carly: What about a donor for Liberty, then?

Jack: Well, Parker told Liberty what we were planning on doing, and Liberty called me. Said she didn't want any part of it. Said she'd actually refuse the transplant if we went ahead. I didn't tell Janet any of that, but it did help in my decision to tell her how I felt.

Carly: So -- so what happens now?

Jack: She wants to go ahead with the annulment.

Carly: Are you -- are you saying that your marriage is over?

Jack: It's over.

Carly: Where does that leave us?

Jack: Together. If that's what you want.

Carly: Is it -- is it what you want?

Jack: Eh. More than anything.

[Carly laughs]

Parker: Are you tired?

Liberty: I'm okay.

Parker: Well, then let's open presents.

Liberty: Aw. I can't touch anything.

Parker: So you watch.

Liberty: Okay.

Parker: So, some kids at school heard that I was coming to visit you, and they wanted to get together and give you something, and, although clearly they can never top that hat that your mom gave you, they insisted.

Liberty: Oh, that's so sweet. That was your idea, wasn't it?

Parker: No, no. I just collected them.

Liberty: Right.

Parker: I swear.

Liberty: Well, try them on for me. Let's see them.

Parker: Me?

Liberty: I can't bring them in here. I want to see what they look like. You're a model. Try them on.

Parker: I don't think so.

Liberty: Oh, come on. You're really gonna say no to a cancer patient?

Parker: You know, this whole "I have cancer" thing is getting a little old, for your information.

Liberty: Come on. Whatever works. Let's see. I want to see them. [Liberty laughs] Oh, God. That looks amazing! That one really suits you. I kind of thing you can have it, you know? You can have that one.

Parker: No, no. Definitely not. No.

Liberty: You're such a dork. Let's see the next one.

Parker: All right. Oh.

Liberty: Oh!

[Liberty coughs]

Parker: Are you okay?

Liberty: Yeah, I'm fine. I just kind of --

Parker: Okay. Well, you know what? No more jokes. You need to get some rest. I will go back to the hotel and check in, and I will come back later.

Liberty: Hotel? Pretty swanky, huh? They're expensive.

Parker: I'm a trust-fund baby. Remember?

Liberty: Parker.

Parker: Yeah?

Liberty: I'm really glad you came.

Parker: Even though you asked me not to?

Liberty: Yeah.

Carly: Are you sure this is what you want?

Jack: Oh, absolutely.

Carly: 'Cause we've been here before.

Jack: And I know I've given you plenty of reasons to doubt that you come first in my life.

Carly: Well, we've done that to each other way too many times.

Jack: These last few months with Janet.

Carly: No, but I understood, Jack. I know that you were gonna leave her. You were headed home to me. No one could have predicted that Liberty would get sick. It was a bad situation for everybody.

Jack: You were terrific. You've been more patient with me than I've had any right to ask you to be.

Carly: 'Cause I love you. I love you so much. That's why I told you about Janet and Dusty. I just wanted you here with me so bad, and I know that I ended up making things harder for you.

Jack: No, no. The hardest thing for me was not being with you. That's never gonna happen again.

Carly: Jack. You are my true north. You know that.

Jack: And you're mine. We were put on this earth to be together, lady.

Dusty: Is everything okay? What's wrong?

Doctor: Nothing is wrong. Congratulations. Your wife is pregnant.

Announcer: Next week on "As the World Turns," --

Molly: So, you think Damian has --

Holden: Has Faith leading Lily into a trap.

Damian: We belong together, and I will do whatever's necessary to keep you with me.

Chris: Are you all right? Katie!

Katie: Chris Hughes?

Janet: I'm pregnant.

Dusty: It's a total possibility that this baby is ours, and you know it.

Janet: No, I don't!

Jack: Nothing's changed between us.

Carly: Liar. This changes everything.

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