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As The World Turns Transcript Tuesday 4/13/10

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Dusty: Damn it! [Sighs] It's got to be in there. You've got to focus. You're gonna need that gun for when Ralphie's boys come back to finish the job.

[Gun cocks]

Jack: You expecting a call?

Carly: Just checking to see if one of the kids has tried to reach me.

Jack: Doesn't it usually ring when that happens?

Carly: You never know.

Jack: What aren't you telling me?

Parker: Hey.

Jack: Hey, Buddy. You okay?

Parker: No.

Carly: What's wrong?

Parker: Liberty.

Carly: Did something happen?

Parker: I just -- I don't get her. She's got a chemo treatment later today, and she's hanging out at Al's like it's no big deal.

Carly: She's probably just trying to keep her mind on something else.

Parker: I don't know how she does it. I mean, I canít. And then as soon as I start worrying, she gets mad at me, and then she asks me to leave. I just -- I don't know how to show her that I'm just trying to help.

Jack: Well -- well, maybe you're trying too hard. Maybe she needs you to try and help less.

[Carly laughs]

Parker: What's so funny?

Jack: That's exactly what your mother was telling me to do.

Carly: Ah.

Jack: Ah.

Parker: So, who were you trying to help?

Jack: I have been spending a lot of time trying to find out who shot Dusty.

Parker: That's your job, isn't it?

Jack: Yeah. I -- I know that. But usually when it's -- it's personal like this, I don't know when to stop. You see, I can't do everything, and neither can you.

Parker: What if Liberty isn't really taking care of herself?

Carly: I don't think that's what's happening here. She may not be doing everything that you and her mother want her to do, but she's a smart girl. She's not gonna risk her health after everything she's been through.

Parker: So what do I do?

Carly: You let her do it her way, and you wait and see what she wants you to do.

Parker: Right, because it's just that easy.

Jack: No. Nobody said it was easy. You know, maybe it's us that needs the distraction, right? What do you say we go to the lake and have a picnic?

Parker: A picnic? Seriously?

Jack: Yes. Do you know how long it's been since we had a family picnic?

Parker: Yes, a long time, and for a very good reason.

Jack: It will be fun, Parker. Come on! We'll get Sage. We'll pack up these sandwiches, maybe even go for a boat ride.

Carly: You know, today's not a good day for that.

Jack: Why not?

Carly: There's a lot going on.

Jack: Like what?

Carly: Well, Liberty's chemo, for one. And Parker should -- should be here, just in case she needs anything.

Jack: But her mother is here, and Teri, and her grandfather's in town.

Carly: No, I know that, but I still think Parker should stick around, just in case.

Parker: You do?

Jack: This isn't about Parker. Something else is going on.

Carly: Like what?

Jack: Like I don't know. You tell me.

Janet: Liberty --

Liberty: Hey, Mom.

Janet: Hi! What are you doing here?

Liberty: You like that dress?

Janet: Uh, yeah, it's nice. Don't you remember? You have a chemo appointment.

Liberty: Yeah, I know. Don't you think that would go great with those shoes you bought me?

Janet: Yeah. Is everything okay?

Liberty: Everything's fine. I didn't forget I have an appointment. I didn't forget I have cancer.

Janet: Liberty --

Liberty: I mean, how could I when everybody's reminding me every second?

Janet: They're just worried about you. That's all.

Liberty: All I am doing is looking at clothes in a window, pretending everything's normal for, oh, three whole minutes.

Janet: You need to take care of yourself, Baby.

Liberty: I am. I'm sorry for being so witchy.

Janet: I'm sorry, too. There you go.

Liberty: Thanks. So, how is the other patient in your life? Uh, Dusty? Remember him?

Janet: Yes, yes, I -- I remember him. He's -- he's fine. He -- he checked himself out of the hospital.

Liberty: Oh, that's great.

Janet: Yeah, it is, but he checked himself out and didn't tell me about it.

Liberty: Why?

Janet: Oh, I think he just thinks I'm smothering him.

Liberty: I know the feeling.

Janet: Yeah, yeah, I know, I know. I smother you, too.

Liberty: I was thinking of Parker.

Janet: Really? But he cares about you. That shouldn't be a problem.

Liberty: So why is it a problem for Dusty?

Janet: I wish I knew.

Liberty: Why don't you do this -- give him some space and give yourself and the baby a chance to rest. Stop trying to take care of everyone else.

Janet: I'm fine.

Liberty: And you want to stay that way.

Janet: I will. Now, do you want somebody to go with you to your appointment?

Liberty: Mom --

Janet: All right, okay, okay, okay. Say hi to Parker for me.

Liberty: When I see him.

Janet: Isn't he going with you?

Liberty: I can do it alone.

Janet: You don't have to.

Liberty: Mom --

Janet: Okay, all right! Good luck, baby.

Liberty: Thanks. [Liberty sighs] Gabriel, it's me, Liberty, leaving message number two. I have some time to kill, and I thought we could hang out, but I guess you must be busy.

Craig: Get up.

Gabriel: Why?

Craig: Because that's my chair.

Gabriel: Where -- where is my money?

Craig: I said get up.

Gabriel: Happy?

Craig: Not as long as you're here.

Gabriel: Well, just give me my cash and I won't be.

Craig: I don't have it.

Gabriel: I told you, I want the first chunk of my million by the end of the day.

Craig: Don't threaten me.

Gabriel: Don't play games with me or else your partner's gonna find out you're trying to rip off her kid's trust fund.

Craig: I'm not ripping off anybody. I borrowed some cash. That's all.

Gabriel: Yeah, I'm sure that's how they're all gonna see it, right? 'Cause you're such a trustworthy guy.

Craig: You want to know what you can trust? You ever go near my son again, I'll kill you.

Gabriel: Just give me my cash and nothing's gonna happen.

Craig: You come within 50 feet of him ever again, and I swear to you, there won't be anywhere on this earth where you can hide. Now get out.

Gabriel: I canít. I got to fix the light.

[Craig scoffs]

Craig: Then do it.

[Gabriel chuckles]

Rocco: Back off and get out of here now.

Dusty: Who's there? I said who's there? Answer me. Is someone there? Come out here.

[Glass shatters]

Crowe: What's wrong with you? Ralph said you was the one with the problem.

Rocco: I don't give a damn what he said. I don't need your help.

Crowe: I get paid when the job is done.

Rocco: You're not doing this job. My daughter's in love with that guy. You're not touching him.

Crowe: Ralph's not gonna like this.

Rocco: I don't give a damn what he likes. Now get lost before I call the cops.

Dusty: I knew it was you. You here to do it right this time?

Rocco: What are you talking about?

Dusty: The guy you hired botched the job. You're here to clean up the mess.

Rocco: You're wrong.

Dusty: I don't think so. So go ahead. Do it.

Carly: I told you, there is nothing going on.

Jack: Then why don't you want to go up to the lake?

[Carly sighs]

Carly: Well, I told you. I think that Parker should stick around in case Liberty needs him. Besides, it -- it really does -- it looks like rain.

Jack: There's not a cloud in the sky! Are you gonna tell me what's going on?

Carly: We can still have our family day. We'll just do it right here. We'll order in. We'll, uh, get some movies.

Parker: You know, Mom's -- Mom's actually right. If I get caught in the rain and I get sick, I won't be able to visit Liberty anymore.

Jack: Oh, fine! Then we'll forget the picnic.

Carly: We're not gonna forget it. We'll just do it here.

Parker: Count me out.

Jack: Where are you going?

Parker: Out.

Jack: Don't forget your umbrella.

Parker: I know you guys want me to keep my distance from Liberty, but I canít.

Jack: I'm waiting.

Carly: For what?

Jack: An explanation. I would like very much to hear what's really going on right now.

[Cell phone rings]

Liberty: Hey! Thanks for calling back.

Gabriel: Yeah, sorry I didn't answer. I was, uh, tied up.

Liberty: Are you free now?

Gabriel: I thought you had a doctor's appointment.

Liberty: I have some time to hang out. Do you want to meet up?

Gabriel: Yeah, sure thing.

Liberty: Where? Okay, I'm on my way.

Janet: Hi. I thought we should spend some time together being totally normal. Let's go shopping.

Liberty: Now?

Janet: Yeah. There's time before your appointment -- unless you don't feel up to it.

Liberty: No, no, I do. I would, but I was just talking to Parker, and I'm meeting him at the hospital.

Janet: I thought you didn't want Parker to go with you.

Liberty: I changed my mind.

Janet: Good, good. I'm glad he's with you to see you through these times.

Liberty: Yeah, he's great.

Janet: So, go shopping another time?

Liberty: Absolutely.

Janet: Okay. I'm gonna go find your grandpa.

Liberty: Okay. Knock yourself out.

Janet: Hey, you might actually like him if you got to know him a little bit.

Liberty: Don't count on it.

Janet: Why don't you give him a chance?

Liberty: He had a chance, 18 years ago.

Janet: Well, if I can find it in my heart to forgive him, maybe you can, too.

Liberty: But you had a relationship with him before. I didnít. And sorry, but my loyalties to you --

Janet: Did I ever tell you how much I love having you as a daughter?

Liberty: Not today.

Janet: Well, I do. 

[Liberty chuckles]

Janet: Good luck.

Liberty: Thanks.

Craig: Can you believe that screwdriver jockey is blackmailing me? Does he really think he can get away with that? Okay, I know. I should have been more careful. Don't look at me like this is my problem and not yours. You're on the hook for just as much as me, Pal. You're the one that wrote the checks that I signed out of Parker's trust. You're the one cooking up the fake books. So if I go down, you're gonna be sharing my cell.

Ellis: What fake books?

Craig: The ones for Carly so she'll stop asking me questions. When I talked to you on the phone, I told you that Carly wanted to see the books, so we had to have a clean set of records, and you said you'd take care of it. Those books.

Ellis: I lost my old cell phone.

Craig: When?

Ellis: Right after that screwdriver jockey of yours spilled coffee all down the front --

Craig: He stole it. I was talking to him. I thought I was talking to you. [Craig sighs] All right, all right. Let's find out everything we can about this punk. There has to be some way we can shut him down. Parker's trust fund isn't some bottomless pit, you know?

Parker: Is there a problem with my trust fund.

Liberty: I thought I was in the wrong place.

Gabriel: Well, you're not.

Liberty: So, what are we doing here?

Gabriel: Well, I need a new ride. What do you think?

Liberty: Uh, I think this car is way out of my league.

Gabriel: Yeah, well, what if money wasn't a problem?

Liberty: I think the car is way beyond cool?

Gabriel: How does it look on me?

Salesman: All right, kid. Fun's over.

Gabriel: Well, I'm actually thinking about buying this car.

[Gabriel coughs]

Salesman: I'm supposed to believe you can afford it?

[Gabriel chuckles]

Gabriel: Well, uh, does that convince you?

Liberty: Where did you get that much cash?

Gabriel: Odd jobs. So why don't you do me a favor, see if you can find me what I want, and we're gonna finish checking this one out. [Gabriel sighs] What?

Liberty: That money.

Gabriel: Yeah, I told you I had it.

Liberty: You mind telling me how?

Rocco: I'm not here to hurt you.

Dusty: What changed?

Rocco: I had a chance to think.

Dusty: You do all your thinking with a gun?

Rocco: It's not mine.

Dusty: Whose is it? Find it on the sidewalk?

Rocco: No. I just took it off some guy who was in here to shoot you.

Dusty: Who?

Rocco: He was in here when I came in.

Dusty: Where is he?

Rocco: Gone. I got rid of him.

Dusty: You expect me to believe that?

Rocco: It's the truth.

Dusty: You tell me to stay away from your daughter. Now I got a gun in my face.

Rocco: I didn't send anyone to hurt you.

Dusty: Oh, so you had Uncle Ralphie do it?!

Rocco: Just shut up and listen to me!

Dusty: Just goes to show if you want something done right, you got to do it yourself. No more lies, Rocco! No more lies!

Janet: Dusty!

Dusty: The game is over!

Janet: What the hell are you doing?!

Janet: Dusty, let go of my father.

Dusty: Stay out of this, Janet.

Rocco: Get off me.

Janet: Dusty, please!

Dusty: He wants you to think he's changed into a loving father, but he's the same bastard that kicked you out when you were pregnant.

Janet: What are you talking about? What are you saying?

Dusty: It's true.

Rocco: It is not. Jan, you know it isnít.

Janet: I don't know what's going on here, but it has to stop. Dusty, please, this is my father.

Dusty: I'm sorry I upset you.

Janet: Sorry? What the hell were you thinking?

Dusty: I'll explain.

Janet: Explain what?!

Rocco: Just a big misunder -- Jan --

Janet: Pop. Are you -- Pop?! Oh, my God!

Carly: I don't understand why you keep grilling me.

Jack: I just want to know what you're not telling me.

Carly: Nothing.

Jack: You expect me to believe that after the way you just let Parker walk out of here after we just got finished telling him we want him to stop helping Liberty so much?

Carly: This time I happen to agree with him.

Jack: But -- okay, but me wanting to find out who shot Dusty?

Carly: That's different.

Jack: How?

Carly: I don't want to see you get hurt.

Jack: Oh, and if Liberty bites Parker's head up for showing up after she said she wanted space --

Carly: Not that kind of hurt. Life-and-death hurt. Let -- let somebody else --

Jack: Let somebody else what? Carly, please talk to me.

Carly: It's Dusty.

Jack: What about him?

Carly: I did something today that you're not gonna like.

Jack: That much I figured out. What did you do?

Carly: I helped Dusty get out of the hospital.

Jack: Why?

Carly: He thought he could smoke out whoever it was that shot him.

Jack: Are you kidding me?

Carly: Well, he thought that he could catch them.

Jack: That's not his job. Why didn't you tell me?

Carly: I thought his plan made sense.

Jack: He just had brain surgery! He is not capable of having a plan that makes sense!

Carly: He's exaggerating a lot of that memory stuff, you know?

Jack: Where? Where, Carly?

Carly: Metro.

Craig: Ellis, could you, uh, give us a minute?

Parker: So what's the problem with my trust fund?

Craig: No problem.

Parker: Really? 'Cause I heard you just tell Ellis that it's not a bottomless pit.

Craig: Yeah, which is what I want him to go tell the bank, because they seem to think they can keep charging us ridiculous fees for doing nothing.

Parker: So that's what you guys were just talking about?

Craig: That's it.

Parker: Bank fees?

Craig: Mm-hmm. That's all.

Parker: Because you told me that I could take out money whenever I wanted to for Liberty.

Craig: Yes, I know. And that's why Ellis and I are setting up a whole new account so that there will be cash available and we don't get tied up in red tape.

Parker: Good, because I just want the money to be available.

Craig: And it will be whenever you need it.

Parker: Okay. Thank you.

Craig: Mm-hmm. Is that why you came here?

Parker: Well, I was gonna tell you that they were giving me a hard time, but it seems that you have that taken care of, so --

Craig: I think I do, too.

Liberty: So, tell me how you can afford a car like this on a handyman's salary.

Gabriel: Well, I've been saving for years. Get in.

Liberty: Me?

Gabriel: Yeah. See how you like it.

[Liberty sighs]

Gabriel: So, what do you think?

Liberty: It's amazing.

Gabriel: Yeah. Be really cool with the top down, hot summer day, sun shining, open road.

Liberty: Yeah.

Gabriel: Plus you don't got to worry about the wind messing up your hair.

Liberty: [Chuckles] Good point.

Gabriel: It's just nice to see you smile.

Liberty: You're the first person besides me who's willing to joke about it.

Gabriel: Well, crying about stuff doesn't make it go away.

Liberty: No it does not. Oh, God, I got to go. Uh, my chemo appointment.

Gabriel: Sure thing. You mind if we take this one for a test-drive?

Liberty: Now?

Gabriel: Any reason we can't go to your treatment in style?

Liberty: Not at all. [Laughs]

Janet: Oh, my God. Pop, Pop! I don't feel a pulse. I don't think he's breathing.

Dusty: You got to stay calm, Janet.

Janet: Come on. Stay with me. Daddy, Daddy?

Carly: Are you okay?

Dusty: I'm fine, but I think Rocco's having a heart attack.

Janet: I don't think he's breathing.

Jack: Call 911.

Carly: Yeah, on it.

Janet: Can you feel it?

Jack: It's weak, but it's there.

Janet: Oh, thank God. Thank God.

Jack: This was your plan, huh?!

Janet: What plan?

Carly: Send an ambulance, please.

Janet: Don't let him die. Please don't let him die.

Janet: Doctor, is he gonna be all right?

Doctor: He still has a chance. Let's move it.

Janet: Oh, my God, this can't be happening. Just when I was getting to know him again --

Dusty: You should probably sit down.

Janet: What were you thinking, beating up on an old man with a bad heart?!

Dusty: I'm sorry.

Janet: You're sorry? What am I supposed to tell my mother? She's already sick --

Carly: Janet, why don't you wait until we know what we're dealing with here?

Janet: You're right.

Carly: What time is Liberty's appointment?

Janet: It's -- 10 minutes.

Jack: Listen, the doctors aren't gonna know anything for a while. Why don't you go check on Liberty? There's nothing for you to do here.

Janet: Okay. All right, fine. But I'm only one floor down, so if you hear anything, you come find me.

Jack: Of course. What the hell were you doing? What were you trying to accomplish, huh?! Were you trying to get him to confess, maybe turn on Ralph, or were you trying to kill him, even the score?!

Dusty: I don't know.

Jack: That's not an answer.

Dusty: I guess I wasn't thinking straight.

Jack: Enough. You know, I was willing to give you a second chance, given the way you were treating Janet, standing by her. I thought you deserved it. After this little stunt you pulled today, I've changed my mind.

Dusty: Meaning what?

Jack: Meaning I don't want you anywhere near Janet or my kid.

Craig: This all of it? [Craig sighs] I need this money for Monte Carlo. Parker needs it for Liberty. But I have to pay off that handyman.

Ellis: You know, Parker I feel sorry for, but you --

Craig: At least my reasons are noble. Cynic.

Janet: Hey. She went in already?

Parker: She's not here yet.

Janet: I thought she was meeting you here.

Parker: No, no. She actually -- she doesn't know that I'm here. She wanted to come by herself.

Janet: Well, then, where is she?

Parker: Don't know.

Janet: Why not, Parker?! You need to be on top of these things, right?! I mean, come on! How could you let her miss her appointment?!

Parker: I didnít.

Janet: Well, she's not here, is she?

Parker: I'm sorry.

Janet: Yeah, you should be! Where have you been? You're late.

Liberty: Just a couple of minutes.

Janet: It doesn't matter. I want you to know how important this is.

Liberty: And I'm here. What's your problem?

Janet: I'm sorry. It's -- it's been -- never mind. I just -- I just want you to get in there.

Liberty: I'm going.

Parker: What's this guy doing here?

Liberty: He gave me a ride.

Parker: I thought you wanted to come by yourself.

Liberty: I changed my mind.

Parker: Why didn't you call me?

Liberty: I'm supposed to check with you on everything I do?

Parker: No, I -- I just mean --

Liberty: What?

Parker: Forget it.

Liberty: Thanks for the ride.

Gabriel: Yeah. I'd better get the car back to the dealer before they say that I stole it.

Janet: Wait, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa! You brought my daughter here in a stolen car?

Liberty: No, Mom, it was a test-drive.

Janet: I don't care what it was. My daughter is not well, and she does not need to be in any trouble.

Liberty: Would you relax, please? I'll talk to you later.

Janet: What the heck is wrong with you? How could you show up late for your appointment?

Liberty: I was having some fun, and now I'm here. I don't see why you have a problem.

Janet: The problem is you lied to me. You told me you were gonna be here with Parker, and you show up with that guy?

Liberty: Do you really need to be giving me the third degree right now?

Janet: I'm sorry. It's -- it's not you.

Liberty: What is it then?

Janet: Nothing, Sweetheart. It doesn't matter.

Liberty: Is there something wrong with the baby?

Janet: No, no, no, no, no, no. The baby's fine. It's -- its okay. I just didn't want you to -- miss your treatment. I'll -- I'll let them know that you're here.

Liberty: Okay.

Janet: Okay.

Parker: I'm gonna go, too.

Liberty: Parker -- do you mind staying? I mean, unless you have something else you need to do.

Parker: No. I'll stay.

Carly: Jack, you're not -- you're not being fair to Dusty. We were worried about Janet.

Jack: "We"?

Dusty: Don't blame Carly. I made her help me.

Jack: How many times did I come to you? How many times did I ask you if you remembered anything about the shooting, hmm?

Dusty: I know.

Jack: You know?! You know. So why didn't you once come to me and say, "Jack, you know what? I do remember. I think I may know someone who sent somebody to put a gun to my head and pull the trigger"?!

Dusty: I didn't want you to put Janet's father in jail.

Jack: No, you thought you wanted to do that all by yourself.

[Cell phone rings]

Jack: Snyder.

Dusty: Sorry I got you into this.

Carly: It was my choice to help you. I'd do it again.

Jack: Keep me posted. They looked at the surveillance video from Metro. Turns out while you were there, someone came in behind you with a gun.

Dusty: Yeah, Rocco.

Jack: No, not Rocco. Rocco came in behind him and took his gun.

Dusty: So Rocco was telling the truth. He saved my life.

Jack: What did Rocco say to you before he collapsed?

Dusty: He said he took the gun away from some guy who was in the club, and I didn't believe him.

Jack: Why not?

Dusty: 'Cause I didn't see anyone else, and he had the gun in his hands, so I assumed that --

Janet: You assumed that my father was there to shoot you?

Dusty: Yeah, it made sense.

Janet: What were you doing at Metro? You were barely well enough to leave the hospital.

Dusty: I was trying to get the guy who shot me. When I saw your father with the gun --

Janet: You thought he was there to finish the job.

Dusty: Yeah.

Janet: Okay. When I was here before, you told me that you didn't remember anything.

Carly: Janet --

Jack: Carly --

Dusty: I had a plan. Didn't work out.

Janet: You played me.

Dusty: No.

Janet: Yeah, telling me you didn't want to be a burden, the gaps in your memory. Yeah, it was all just an act. And the fool I was, I bought it.

Parker: I'm sorry I flipped out on you about you accepting that ride from Gabriel.

Liberty: You did kind of flip out.

Parker: I know, I know, and I am -- I'm sorry. And I get that you're gonna want to do stuff like that, and I know I haven't been that much fun lately.

Liberty: You've been great.

Parker: Yeah, about doctor's appointments and stuff like that. But I -- I get the feeling that you maybe think that I've been a bit of a downer.

Liberty: I donít.

Parker: I mean, we've had fun in the past, you know, right?

Liberty: A lot of fun.

Parker: And we could do that again.

Liberty: Sure we can. You're my best friend, Parker.

Parker: I know, I know. And -- and you're mine. And we used to be more than that -- a lot more.

Liberty: Yeah. We were, like, married.

Parker: Yeah, but I -- I didn't really mean that. I just meant that what we had, it was -- it was very special, at least to me.

Liberty: Me too.

Parker: And now that we're not stupid kids anymore, I was thinking that maybe we can --

Liberty: Are you proposing to me, again?

Parker: No, no. I was -- I was just thinking maybe more than friends.

Liberty: Oh.

Parker: Not -- not now. Ob -- obviously later. But it's just because -- the truth is, I -- I think that we already are in a way more than friends. Don't you?

Liberty: I think that you're upset because I came here with Gabriel. I mean, that's where all this is coming from, isn't it?

Craig: There's your money. It's all there.

Gabriel: What, you expect me to trust you? Yeah, this should work for the hot sports car I've been checking out.

Craig: Don't expect this to be an endless fountain of cash.

Gabriel: Yeah, well, you are the one ripping off the kid's trust fund.

Craig: I told you, I borrowed some money. That's all. Just until we can get to the show in Milan. We sell Carly's collection, and we'll have investors breaking down the door, and I can repay every dime.

Gabriel: Why don't you tell it to someone who cares?

Craig: You should care. You have the upper hand right now, but that always changes. And when it does, you'd better pray I never find you.

Gabriel: [Scoffs] Ooh, I'm scared.

Craig: You should be. I'm gonna make you very sorry you ever crossed me.

Gabriel: Yeah, what, like your son Bryant? Yeah, he was real sorry he had you for a father. You know what? I sure as hell don't blame him.

Dusty: It wasn't all an act, Janet. Not all of it.

Janet: Okay, how much was it?

Carly: I don't even know if he can answer that. And he's -- he's not thinking clearly. I warned him this was not a good idea.

Janet: Wait. Whoa. You knew about this?

Dusty: I asked Carly to help me.

Janet: Why would you go along with this? What about you, Jack? Did you know?

Jack: They cooked this up all on their own. I'm as happy about it as you are.

Dusty: It was my plan to trap Rocco without Jack knowing. I got Carly to help me.

Janet: Why?

Dusty: 'Cause I wanted to find out who shot me.

Janet: Well, if you wanted to know, it wasn't my father, okay? And if you had asked me, if you had trusted me and come to me, I could have told you that.

Dusty: I wish I had.

Janet: So am I. Because of you, my father might die.

Carly: Dusty was trying to protect you.

Janet: How? By assaulting my father?

Carly: He didn't want you to know that your father tried to have him killed.

Jack: We should let the two of them talk in private. Come on.

Dusty: Can we talk about this?

Janet: I don't think we have anything left to say.

Dusty: I'm glad your father wasn't the one who shot me. I really hope he gets through it.

Janet: Why did you even suspect him?

Dusty: I remembered something.

Janet: What?

Dusty: We had an argument the day that I was showing you the new house.

Janet: He wasn't even there.

Dusty: Yeah, you were inside. He came up to me. He was drunk. And he told me how much he hated that I was a part of your life, and I told him to get used to it, that I wasn't going anywhere.

Janet: And he had a gun?

Dusty: No. Then the shooter showed up a few hours later at Metro looking for me.

Janet: What -- what does that have to do with my father?

Dusty: I thought he, uh, called in a favor.

Janet: You thought that my father asked Ralphie to have you killed?

Dusty: Yes. I mean, at the time I did.

Janet: But now you don't?

Dusty: Well, Jack said the surveillance tape showed Rocco stopping a guy with a gun. He wouldn't have done that if he had ordered the hit.

Janet: You know what the worst thing about this is? You lied to me. You didn't even tell me about the argument with my father or that you even remembered it.

Dusty: I didn't want to upset you.

Janet: Oh, right, and I'm not upset right now?

Jack: Thank you.

Carly: Well, I'm glad it wasn't Rocco that shot Dusty.

Jack: So am I. I'm still not happy that you didn't come to me with this sooner.

Carly: It wasn't my place.

Jack: Dusty was risking his life, and you knew that. You should have told me.

Carly: He made me choose between protecting him and protecting you. I chose you.

Jack: I can't say that I don't admire you for sticking up for him.

Carly: Thank you.

Jack: What's worse, I -- I think I even get the twisted logic of him thinking he was somehow shielding Janet.

Carly: He was.

Jack: So I understand where he's coming from. But you -- Carly, I don't understand you at all.

Liberty: So, Gabriel didn't change your mind?

Parker: No.

Liberty: Uh, you promised you'd always be honest with me, Parker.

Parker: Okay, okay, look. Fine, I just thought that if you were okay hooking up with another guy, then you would be okay with talking about you and me.

Liberty: We didn't hook up. He just gave me a ride.

Parker: So you just ran into him while you were shopping for a new sports car?

Liberty: Not there, but --

Parker: Are you being honest with me?

Liberty: Okay, he told me to meet him there, but it's no big deal.

Parker: The guy's a tool.

Liberty: Well, the guy doesn't make me feel like a patient.

Parker: That's because you're just some girl that he's hitting on. He doesn't care about you. He doesn't love you. Sorry. I didn't mean to say that.

Liberty: But it's true. You love me?

Parker: I told you I didn't want to dump anything on you.

Liberty: Just talk to me, Parker.

Parker: Okay, okay. Yes, yes, I love you. But -- I didn't want to go there with everything that you've been going through. But I've always loved you, Liberty, from the day that I met you.

Liberty: You couldn't stand me.

Parker: But once I got past that, I never stopped. And even when you tried to push me away, it just made me love you even more.

Liberty: I -- I don't know what to say.

Parker: You don't have to say anything.

Liberty: Yeah, but I mean look at me. My hair is falling out. I'm hooked up to pumps.

Parker: I don't care.

Liberty: I do. This isn't how I want to be the next time I'm in love.

Parker: What are you saying?

Liberty: I'm saying right now, friends is the best I can do.

Parker: Okay. I understand.

Liberty: Do you? Because friends are good. Friends are crucial. I mean, I don't -- wouldn't have made it this far without you.

Parker: Okay. We'll be friends.

Liberty: I'm sorry.

Parker: No, I am, for bringing it up.

Liberty: I'm glad you did, but --

Parker: You know what? You're -- you're out of ice cubes. I'm gonna go get you some more.

Liberty: Okay. Thanks.

Craig: What do you know about Bryant?

Gabriel: I knew him in Miami.

Craig: You knew my son?

Gabriel: I played soccer when I was a kid.

Craig: So did he.

Gabriel: And he was amazing. He offered to work with me after a match. I mean, totally generous, out of the blue. I was just a little kid, but I loved the guy. [Gabriel chuckles] And then he comes back here, and that's the end of him.

Craig: That's why you're here?

Gabriel: I went to the cemetery to pay my respects, saw you there.

Craig: So you started following me?

Gabriel: I did some web searches, found out you stole his trust fund, too.

Craig: I don't have to explain myself to you.

Gabriel: Yeah, that figures. You don't have to explain yourself to the cops either.

Craig: Did your research tell you what I do to people who cross me?

Gabriel: You bet.

Craig: Good.

Gabriel: That's why if anything happens to me, I'm gonna have a friend send an e-mail to Parker, to Carly, to -- to Parker's father the cop, your sister the detective, all the details. So best thing you can do is make sure that I wake up smiling every morning.

Craig: Why are you doing this?

Gabriel: Because you deserve it, okay, because Bryant was my friend and your son, and he would still be alive if it wasn't for you. So yeah, thanks for the Benjaminís. Keep them coming.

Jack: Just -- just tell me why you'd go along with a scheme of Dusty's, knowing he wasn't playing with a full deck?

Carly: I have my reasons.

Jack: You were protecting me.

Carly: Yeah. I couldn't risk something happening to you if Dusty was right. And I was afraid you'd lose sight of what's important in your life.

Jack: Meaning you?

Carly: Meaning us.

Jack: Carly --

Carly: And I still think that we are worth fighting for. Am I the only one here who thinks that?

Jack: Dusty never should have involved you in any of this. It just made matters worse for all of us.

Dusty: I didn't mean for this to happen. I shouldn't have pushed you away.

Janet: You think?

Dusty: I did it for you because I love you.

Janet: How could you do something like this without telling me? And if this is any indication of what our future together would be like --

Dusty: Janet --

Janet: No.

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Paul: I'll -- I'll make it up to you.

Emily: Really?

Paul: Yes.

Emily: You better, because Meg is the last person I want in our home right now.

Chris: I just care about you.

Alison: [Sighs] You shouldnít.

Chris: I shouldn't, but I never got over you.

Vienna: Henry and I -- we would like to invite you to a party.

Barbara: You're having a party?

Vienna: Our engagement party.

Barbara: I'd like to tell you all something about my dear friend Henry Coleman.

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