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As The World Turns Transcript Thursday 5/6/10

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Parker: What do you mean it's all gone? There's -- there's no way! I can't believe this! It's not possible. It's nonsense!

Carly: That's not going to work.

Parker: Too over the top?

Carly: Yeah, way over. And when have you ever used the word "Nonsense"?

Parker: Okay. I'll use the word "Crazy." Crazy. This is crazy! I cannot believe somebody stole all the money from my trust fund!

Carly: [Sighs] No, no. You got to seem believably shocked, you know?

Parker: You know, there's no way I'm ever going to pull this off. You know how hard it is for me to lie.

Carly: I know, but in this case, I think you have to, because if anybody finds out that you already knew that Craig was stealing from you, they'll think that maybe you had something to do with the fire at Monte Carlo.

Parker: Well, maybe they won't even question me.

Carly: Oh, no. Your father is going to be all over this. Okay, now try it again, and watch out for your tell.

Parker: What tell?

Carly: Whenever you lie, you start tapping your fingers against your leg, just like you're doing right now.

Parker: I do?

Carly: Yes, you do. Your father and I figured it out years ago.

Parker: What do I do?

Carly: Stick your hands in your pockets if you have to. All right, let's try it again. I'll be your dad. Okay, Parker, son of mine. I've got some bad news for you. It looks like Craig's been taking money out of your trust fund. It's all gone.

Parker: What?! What? No, that's impossible. How could he do that to me?

Margo: So, Jack, um, I have some news for you.

Jack: I don't like the sound of that.

Margo: I don't like sounding like this, and I hate to be the one to have to tell you, but it seems that Craig has been using money from Parker's trust fund for his own personal interests.

Jack: What?

Margo: Yeah. We have evidence that indicates that he's been stealing money from the account.

Jack: How do you know that?

Margo: We just do. We do. So, I've got a search warrant out to go through his hotel room and his safe deposit box, and we're hoping that we find some more definitive evidence.

Jack: That son of a --

Margo: Yeah, I know. I know. Listen. Listen, Jack. I don't want you going anywhere near Craig. This could have something to do with the arson case, and I need you to behave professionally.

Jack: Damn it. I knew I should've fought harder to have him removed as trustee. How much? Margo, how much?

Margo: What?

Jack: How much did he take?

Margo: Oh, Jack. All of it.

Jack: I'm going to kill him.

Margo: No, listen. Pull yourself together here. I need you to stay away from Craig. You just let Carly and Parker know what's going on.

Liberty: Shouldn't you be done by now?

Janet: Yeah, I wish, but I still have a long way to -- oh, Libby-Loo.

Liberty: Mom, please don't make a big deal.

Janet: I'm not. I'm not. I just -- I -- you finally got the --

Liberty: Wig? You can say it. It's not a dirty word.

Janet: I know that. I just wish you would have called me. I wanted to go with you.

Liberty: [Groans] I wasn't sure I was going to do it myself. How does it look?

Janet: It looks great. It is very natural.

Liberty: Really? You're sure?

Janet: It's beautiful. You are beautiful. I mean that.

Liberty: Thanks. So, are you almost done? You want to grab dinner or something?

Janet: Oh, gosh, I wish I could. I'm on a double shift tonight.

Liberty: Really? Are you sure you're up to that?

Janet: Honey, I am pregnant. I'm not an invalid, for goodness sakes. Anyway, I need to make some extra money so we can find a place of our own. And work is good. It gets my mind off of things.

Dusty: Wow, look at you.

Liberty: Yeah. Are you looking for my mom?

Dusty: Yeah, I brought over her last paycheck from Metro.

Liberty: I don't know why she left. She's working her butt off here. She keeps saying we need to raise enough money so she can get an apartment.

Dusty: Yeah, she's set on doing that.

Liberty: You know how stubborn she is. I wish she'd just let you help her out.

Dusty: I do, too.

Craig: Ah. [Groans] [Sighs] Ellis, you better pick up.

[Cell phone ringing]

Ellis: Hello, Craig.

Craig: Ellis? Ellis, you sleazy son of a -- do you have any idea how much money I lost thanks to your lousy advice?

Ellis: It was an investment, Craig. You knew the risk.

Craig: Do you have any idea what I had to do to try to make money back?

Ellis: Oh, burn down a building?

Craig: Funny. And guess what? Gabriel Caras was in the building when it burned. He's in critical condition.

Ellis: Well, now, that was just careless, now, wasn't it, Craig?

Craig: He's my son. Do you know that? I almost killed my own son.

Ellis: Well, now, I guess I'm truly sorry about that, Craig.

Craig: I don't want "Sorry"! I want my money! Wait. What's that sound in the background? Is that waves? Are you at the beach? You didn't invest my money. You stole it. I swear to you, Ellis, I am gonna track you down.

[Knock on door]

Margo: Craig? Open the door. It's Margo.

Parker: I'm never going to be able to pull this off.

Carly: You can do it. You just have to calm down.

Parker: Well, I can't calm down. What am I going to do now?

Carly: We'll think of something, okay? It's not the end of the world.

Parker: Well, it sure feels like it. And what about you and Dad?

Carly: What do you mean?

Parker: Well, you guys are just getting back together. You've already had to deal with Janet being pregnant. Now you're going to have to lie to him about this. It's not fair.

Carly: Oh, Parker, that is not for you to worry about, okay? We're going to be fine. We're going to get through it. We just need to stay focused, okay?

[Door opens]

Parker: Dad, hi.

Carly: Jack? Is everything okay?

Jack: Actually, no. I'm glad you're both here.

Carly: What is it?

Jack: I just came from the station. There's something I have to tell you both. It's not good.

Carly: What is it, Jack? What's wrong?

Jack: Parker, you better have a seat.

Parker: I'll stand. What's going on?

Jack: There's a problem with your trust fund.

Carly: What -- what kind of problem?

Jack: Craig has been diving into it.

Parker: D-diving in? What do you mean, diving into it?

Carly: Are you talking about the money that Parker used to go to Minnesota?

Parker: Craig just let me take out some of that money so that I could visit Liberty.

Jack: No, this is something different. This is something worse. He's been using the money for himself.

Carly: What? That snake! How much?

Jack: All of it. There's nothing left in the account. It's empty.

Parker: Everything?

Carly: What?!

Jack: Parker, I'm so sorry.

Parker: I don't even know how to react.

Carly: Well, I do! I'm going to kill him! Where is he?!

Jack: Margo is taking care of Craig.

Parker: Well, there were millions of dollars in that trust fund. What did he do with all the money?

Jack: My guess is he used most of it to fund Monte Carlo.

Parker: I can't believe this. This is crazy.

Carly: It's okay to be mad, Sweetheart. Just let it all out, you know?

Parker: I'm too shocked to get angry.

Jack: Parker, I'm going to do everything I can to get that money back, but it may not be possible.

Parker: I thought he was my friend. How could he do this to me?

Jack: Craig's nobody's friend but his own.

Carly: Oh, you can say that again.

Jack: I'm going to do everything I can to make sure that he's punished for this, big time.

Parker: I can't believe this. I canít.

Jack: Hey, Parker.

Carly: Parker!

Parker: Sorry.

Jack: No, it's fine. Fine. Listen, you do whatever you have to do. We understand. I'm just as angry as you are.

Dusty: I like your new look. It's cool.

Liberty: It's a wig, Dusty. You don't have to be nice.

Dusty: I would tell you if it didn't work. It does.

Liberty: Thanks.

Dusty: So, do you know when your mom has her next break?

Liberty: In a half-hour or so.

Dusty: Great. I'm feeling hungry all of a sudden.

Liberty: Knock yourself out.

Dusty: Hey, Lib?

Liberty: Yeah?

Dusty: I'm glad to see you're doing so well. Hey.

Janet: Hi.

Dusty: I brought over your last check.

Janet: Well, thanks. You didn't have to bring it by in person.

Dusty: Well, I was coming by for dinner, anyway. Is this table okay?

Janet: Sure.

Dusty: I already know what I want.

Janet: Okay.

Dusty: Mixed green salad, blue cheese on the side, bowl of clam chowder, a turkey burger with pickles on a whole-wheat bun. BLT with extra mayo on sourdough. Onion rings. Fries. Orange soda and a cream soda.

Janet: What's going on? You're acting like you're on your way to the electric chair.

Dusty: Just walking into the place makes me hungry.

Janet: Is that it?

Dusty: Well, that's all I need for now. I'll let you know if I need anything else.

Margo: Craig, don't do this.

Craig: You know me, Ellis. There is no place on earth where I won't be able to find you, and I will. Ellis. Ellis!

[Knocking on door]

Margo: Craig, I know you're in there. I can hear you. Open the door.

Craig: Just a minute. Ellis? Damn it. [Sighs] Hey, wh-- what's he doing here?

Margo: Oh, relax. You're not under arrest, yet. We came to search your room.

Craig: What? Why?

Margo: "What? Why?" Don't even try to make this difficult, Craig. We have a warrant. Just step out of the way. Get that laptop.

Craig: Laptop? Margo, this is outrageous.

Margo: No, Craig, you are outrageous. I can't believe you're doing this.

Craig: What did I supposedly do?

Margo: You stole Parker's trust fund.

Craig: Oh, that.

Margo: "Oh, that." Get all the paperwork, too.

Craig: No, can't I at least explain?

Margo: Sure. I'd love to hear you try.

Craig: Okay. This all started when --

Margo: Down at the station.

Craig: So, I am under arrest?

Margo: Well, that depends. If you come quietly, it's for questioning. If you make a stink, I slap the cuffs on you, get you all dressed up. What do you say?

Craig: Let's go.

Luke: What -- what the hell am I doing?

Reid: You know what you're doing. So do I.

Luke: Yeah, yeah. It's called making a mistake.

Reid: How do you know it's a mistake until you've actually made it?

Luke: Are you making fun of me?

Reid: No. I just think that you're overreacting.

Luke: Noah is in a hospital bed right now.

Reid: I know.

Luke: And when he wakes up, what happens if he can't see? What happens if he has brain damage and he's not the same person he was before?

Reid: Shh. Okay, stop. Just let me.

Luke: Look, look, we shouldn't have done this. I shouldn't have come here.

Reid: Why not?

Luke: You know why.

Reid: So, what, you kissed me out of anger, out of fear?

Luke: I don't know. I don't know. Both, yeah.

Reid: I don't buy that, and neither do you.

Luke: Look, I got to go.

Reid: Go ahead, run away.

Luke: I'm not running away.

Reid: You can't get out of the room fast enough.

Luke: Well, I never should have come here. I never should have left Noah.

Reid: You can blame what just happened on your fear about Noah if that's what makes you feel better.

Luke: This is not about me feeling better.

Reid: Okay. Then let's be honest.

Luke: How am I not honest?

Reid: Something has been brewing between us for a long time, and deep down, you wanted it to happen just as much as I did. This lighting is awful.

Luke: I've got to go.

Reid: At least admit that you wanted something to happen as much as I did.

Luke: Well, even if that were true, Noah is in critical condition.

Reid: Yeah, I know that, Luke. You even accused me of wanting to put him there on purpose.

Luke: And I shouldn't have said that. I'm sorry.

Reid: What you shouldn't be sorry about is what just happened, and I refuse to see it as a mistake.

Luke: Well, maybe you can see it that way, but I canít.

Reid: Why not?

Luke: 'Cause I can't make this about me, Reid. Noah might never see again, and if there are other complications when he wakes up --

Reid: What does that have to do with us?

Luke: How can you even ask me that? Right now, my priority has to be Noah. I have to stick by him no matter what, and so do you.

Reid: We were about to have sex, not move out of the state. The minute there's a change in Noah's condition, we will both be there.

Luke: Yeah, but, no. No. Not like this. Not if something happens that we can't take back.

Reid: He pushed you away. You guys broke up because he refused to give you what you wanted, what you needed. Don't beat yourself up for wanting to move on.

Luke: You really don't understand it, do you?

Reid: I think I understand the situation a lot better than you do.

Luke: You know what? I can't do this. I've got to go.

Parker: Is there anything that you can do to get me my money back?

Jack: I'll do everything I can, but it'll depend on what Craig did with it.

Carly: I can't believe it. Millions of dollars.

Parker: Don't remind me. I trusted the guy. I just want to strangle him.

Jack: I'll handle that.

Carly: I thought that Craig was using his own money to fund Monte Carlo.

Jack: He couldn't very well tell you the truth now, could he?

Parker: Are you going to arrest him?

Jack: Margo is taking care of Craig. Listen, we may not get the money back, but he is going to jail.

Parker: I can't believe that I lost everything. What am I going to do now?

Jack: Parker, you're going to be just fine. Your mother and I will always have your back.

Carly: You've got a family that loves you. You have a bright future ahead of you to do whatever you want.

Parker: Yeah, but that future was going to be a lot easier with all that money that Aunt Rosanna gave me.

Jack: Money's not everything. You're smart. You're talented. You'll make your own way.

Parker: I'm gonna get some air. I think I'm going to go for a walk.

Jack: You want some company?

Parker: No. No, thanks. I just want to be alone.

Carly: Everything's going to work out. I promise. Well, I hope that Margo has Craig in a tiny, dark cell right about now.

Jack: Even that will be too good for him. I'm going to head over to the station to see where things are.

Carly: Good. I'm coming with you.

Jack: No, I don't think that's such a great idea.

Carly: I'm not going to interfere, but I want to know what's going on.

Jack: All right. Let's go.

Janet: [Chuckles] Hmm. You don't really believe that I believe that you're gonna eat all this, do you?

Dusty: [Chuckles] No. Do you want the turkey burger or the BLT?

Janet: What?

Dusty: The soup's for me. The salad's for you. Blue cheese on the side, right?

Janet: Are you inviting me to join you?

Dusty: I found out your break's coming up. You've got to eat.

Janet: Oh, you are a sneaky little devil, aren't you?

Dusty: Well, of course I am. Now sit down and eat.

Janet: Dusty, I canít.

Dusty: When was the last time you had a meal?

Janet: I don't -- breakfast, I guess.

Dusty: Well, that's not good for you or the baby.

[Janet sighs]

Janet: That burger does smell good.

Dusty: Thatagirl, 'cause I had my heart set on that BLT. Come have a meal with me. Come on.

Janet: You're impossible.

Dusty: Well, sometimes. This time I hope I'm impossible to say no to. Whoops.

Janet: [Laughs] I guess you are.

Dusty: Ready?

[Janet giggles]

Dusty: Let's do it. The food is great here. But the service is a little slow.

[Janet laughs]

Dusty: You like that one?

Janet: Mm-hmm.

[Dusty laughs]

Janet: These are good.

Dusty: They are.

Craig: I swear to you, Margo, this whole thing is a big misunderstanding.

Margo: Hmm. Again? Because there is some pretty overwhelming evidence telling me otherwise.

Craig: The real criminal is Ellis Nelson.

Margo: Your accountant?

Craig: Yes. He was supposed to invest my money into a legitimate venture.

Margo: Ah, ah, ah, ah. Parker's money.

Craig: And that venture was supposed to double the investment. That would have brought me back enough money to pay back Parker's money and keep Monte Carlo going.

Margo: And did Parker know about this investment?

Craig: No.

Margo: Or Jack or Carly? Because they are his parents.

Craig: Well, you have to move so fast on these things, and neither one of them was available.

Margo: So, you just took it upon yourself to take the money?

Craig: I am the trustee.

Margo: Well, that does not give you carte blanche to do whatever you want.

Craig: It was a win-win situation. You know what? I'm a victim here, too.

Margo: Yes, well, victims can become very desperate, so I wouldn't paint yourself that way.

Craig: I feel terrible about what happened to Parker. I really do.

Margo: I don't care how you feel. I want to know what else you've done.

Craig: That -- that's not enough for you?

Margo: I want to know how far you would go to cover up what you have done.

Craig: I'm -- I'm not sure what you're getting at here, Sis.

Margo: I think you know exactly what I'm getting at.

Craig: Ah, good. Carly, I can explain everything.

Jack: Carly, stop.

Carly: Explain this.

Margo: Ohh!

Craig: Okay, that hurt.

Margo: Okay. All right, all right. Just sit. Breathe. Just sit.

Carly: How could you do it?

Craig: I'm sorry. It was a -- it was a mistake.

Carly: You robbed my son of his entire trust fund, and you say that's a mistake?

Craig: It was -- it was wrong. It was a bad move. I really screwed up.

Jack: Yeah, yeah, you did. You're not going to worm your way out of it this time.

Margo: Jack, why don't you and Carly wait outside?

Craig: No. No, no, no, no.

Margo: No?

Craig: I'd like to talk to Carly just for a moment alone.

Jack: Fat chance, Montgomery.

Carly: It's okay. I'd love to hear what he has to say to me.

Jack: Carly, I don't think it's a good idea.

Carly: Its okay, Jack. Margo, please.

Margo: All right. All right, Jack. Let's leave them alone.

Jack: Fine. I'll be right outside.

Carly: I know. Okay. So, what do you have to say for yourself?

Parker: Hi.

Liberty: Hi.

Parker: How's Gabriel doing?

Liberty: No change. I just came from the hospital.

Parker: That looks nice.

Liberty: Oh. You think so?

Parker: Yeah. Yeah, I mean -- yeah.

Liberty: Thanks.

Parker: What's wrong?

Liberty: I just feel so bad for Gabriel. You know, his mom's gone. He never mentioned his father. He's all alone. And I know you don't care about him at all, but I do, and I just feel really bad. He's in that room, and no one is coming to visit him. You know, there are no cards or flowers, and it's really sad.

Parker: It is. I agree.

Liberty: He doesn't deserve this, Parker. Why did it have to happen?

Dusty: I thought you said you weren't hungry.

Janet: Oh. I didn't think I was.

Dusty: Good thing I stopped by.

Janet: Mm. I am eating for two, remember.

Dusty: Now, come on. You don't have to make excuses. I like a woman who can eat.

Janet: Yeah, you say that now. [Giggles]

Dusty: What are you talking about? You look fantastic.

Janet: Wait till a few months.

Dusty: You'll still look fantastic.

Janet: I should get these plates back to the kitchen.

Dusty: Hold on. You've got something right here.

Janet: Oh. That's embarrassing.

Dusty: What are you talking about? It's adorable.

Janet: Right.

Dusty: Yeah. Everything about you is.

Janet: I got to -- I got to get back to work.

Dusty: I think they could spare you for a few minutes.

Janet: No. I have to get back to work. Break time is over.

Luke: Noah, I'm trying really hard to believe that everything's going to be okay. I don't care if you're blind. I just want you to wake up so you so can do everything you want to do with your life, everything that I know you can. So, Noah, open your eyes. Please.

Teri: Hey, Boss. Hey, are you hungry? I just made this amazing osso buco. I want you to try it.

Dusty: No, thanks. I just had dinner.

Teri: Fine. I'll eat it all myself, then.

Dusty: Before you start, I need your help. And so does your sister.

Margo: Jack. Jack, the room is not going anywhere.

Jack: I hate the fact that she's even in there with him. God only knows the spin Craig's trying to put in this.

Margo: Well, whatever excuse he's trying to pull off, I'm sure that Carly is smart enough not to fall for it, and maybe he'll say something to her about the case that we don't know about.

Jack: Yeah, maybe.

Margo: In the meantime, let's go over this. We pulled these off of Craig's computer files.

Jack: Only a portion of Parker's money was invested in Monte Carlo. The rest was pretty spread out. The big portion of it was sunk into Capri holdings. What the hell's that?

Margo: I don't know. I don't know, but maybe it was a shell. Craig said that his accountant had tripped up some investment, some phony investment, and then ended up stealing the rest.

Jack: All right. I'll track it down. Wait, what's this?

Margo: What?

Jack: A bunch of charges made with a debit card, including chartering a private jet from Oakdale to Melrose Park.

Margo: Why would Craig fly to Melrose Park?

Jack: He didnít. But Gabriel Caras did.

Carly: All this time I believed you when you said you cared about Parker.

Craig: Oh, I did. I still do.

Carly: Well, you have a pretty screwed-up way of showing it.

Craig: I'm sorry.

Carly: You're sorry? You stole from him -- millions of dollars, his future. How could you do it?

Craig: What I did to Parker is inexcusable. I admit that. And everything's gone from bad to worse because of my actions. But, Carly, you have to understand I didn't do any of this for myself. I did all of it for you.

Reid: I need to take a look at him.

Luke: Sorry.

Reid: You can stay. It's fine.

Luke: Uh -- look, Doctor, about earlier --

Reid: You don't need to say anything about it.

Luke: No, I do. I know that you would never intentionally hurt a patient, no matter what was happening in your personal life. You can separate that and your work better than anyone I've ever seen.

Reid: Probably because for most of my career, I haven't had a personal life.

Luke: And I know that you would never do anything to hurt Noah, no matter what your feelings were.

Reid: You're not all that, Mr. Snyder.

Luke: No, I guess I'm not. He was the first person I was ever in love with.

Reid: One's not such a low number.

Luke: I never thought that I'd be with anyone except him.

Reid: That explains a lot.

Luke: So, yeah, about earlier --

Reid: You don't have to say anything about it. I get it, Luke.

Teri: I don't know, Dusty. It doesn't seem to solve your problem.

Dusty: Well, it solves Janet's problem. That's what I'm trying to do.

Teri: How about trying to fix what's broken between the two of you?

Dusty: That's not what she wants.

Teri: How do you know?

Dusty: Isn't it obvious?

Teri: Yes, she's still hurting about Pop, but she knows you're not really the reason he died.

Dusty: In a way, I am.

Teri: You did what you did to protect her and Liberty. You had no idea Pop wasn't strong enough to help.

Dusty: I shouldn't have let him leave the hospital.

Teri: Well, he's good at convincing people to do things. Janet will get over it. You just got to nudge her along.

Dusty: In time.

Teri: She still loves you.

Dusty: I hope so. Right now I don't want to push and make things worse.

Teri: I don't think you will.

Dusty: Oh, come on. I've been down this road before. So, are you gonna help me or not?

Teri: Okay, I'm in, just as long as this is just a first step.

Dusty: We'll see.

Teri: You two belong together, and no one's going to change my mind about that.

Liberty: Thanks.

Parker: Look, I feel really sorry about the way things have been between us lately.

Liberty: I do, too. And I know you thought you were protecting me from Gabriel, but I wish you could see he's not really a bad guy.

Parker: Yeah, well, good or bad, he doesn't deserve what happened to him.

Liberty: No, he doesnít. I just wish there was something else I could do to help him.

Parker: Well, I think you need to just keep doing what you're doing.

Liberty: That's not enough. I owe it to him to figure out what really happened.

Parker: What do you mean?

Liberty: I don't think this was an accident, Parker. I want to find out how he got hurt. I'm going to find out what really happened.

Craig: Carly, I never would've used Parker's money if I hadn't run out of my own. We were on the verge of losing Monte Carlo, and I couldn't find any investors.

Carly: Why not?

Craig: Well, it doesn't -- it doesn't really matter why not.

Carly: It matters to me. It's going to matter to Parker.

Craig: Blame it on the economy. What really matters is that I didn't want you to lose your dream.

Carly: [Chuckles] Don't -- don't try to do that. Don't try to make this about me and my dreams. I know there's only one reason that you wanted to revive Monte Carlo, and that was to try to have a relationship with me again. Do you deny that?

Craig: No, of course not. I don't deny it. Yes, I had hoped that running Monte Carlo together would bring us back together. And it could and it should. You know what? We belong with each other.

Carly: Craig, do you honestly think that I will have anything to do with you ever again after this?

Craig: Well, yes. Yes, I do, once you calm down.

Carly: No. [Laughs] I wonít.

Craig: You will. I know you will, because I'm the only one that's thinking clearly in this whole mess.

Carly: You created the mess.

Craig: Okay, yes, I did, and if you give me the chance, I'll clean it up. We can still launch the company and have your dream.

Carly: There is seriously something wrong with you. I will never work with you again, ever. Do you understand that? You have messed with my family for the last time.

Craig: All right, listen, I am truly sorry for dragging Parker into this. I really am. But can you really call what you and Jack share a family?

Carly: Yes, I can.

Craig: You're throwing your life away on someone who doesn't love you, not the way you deserve.

Carly: I was throwing my life away when I was with you. That was my mistake. And it's a mistake I will not make again.

Craig: Carly, listen to me.

Carly: No. Enough. I want you to suffer for this like you have never suffered before.

Craig: Oh, I am. Believe me, I am.

Margo: Do you think that Craig and Gabriel were working together to steal Parker's money?

Jack: No, that wouldn't make any sense at all. They were openly vicious to each other.

Margo: Well, maybe that was a cover.

Jack: Or maybe Gabriel was blackmailing Craig.

Margo: And Craig was paying him off with Parker's money. That makes more sense.

Jack: Yeah, and that would give Craig one hell of a motive to get Gabriel out of the way.

Reid: Well, Noah's vitals are all strong. His reflexes are normal.

Luke: Well, that's a good sign, right?

Reid: It is what it is. We won't know any more until he wakes up.

Luke: Can you at least try to be a little bit optimistic for me?

Reid: I am encouraged. How 'bout that?

Luke: Well, I guess that's the best I'm gonna get.

Reid: We'll keep him sedated for another day or two, give his brain a chance to heal.

Luke: Well, should I stay with him? Should I go? What?

Reid: My professional advice? Stay with him. There's a lot we still don't know about the states of human consciousness. Some say that coma patients can hear everything, or at least sense the presence of others.

Luke: Do you believe that?

Reid: I believe it wouldn't hurt for you to sit with him, let him know that you're here. Excuse me.

Luke: Dr. Oliver? Thank you.

Reid: Take care of him, Luke.

Janet: I just took my break. I don't have much time. What's going on?

Teri: I just got a call from Mom and Pop's lawyer. It turns out Pop had set aside some money for his children in the event of his death.

Janet: All of them except me. I thought you said this was good news.

Teri: It is. We all are going to receive an inheritance, Jan, including you.

Janet: When did Pop have time to change his will?

Teri: I wondered the same thing, but according to the lawyer, he never changed it. You were in his will all along.

Janet: No way.

Teri: I guess even mad, he still wanted to provide for you.

Janet: I can't believe it.

Teri: Obviously, he never stopped caring about you.

Janet: Oh. So, what happens now? What do I do?

Teri: The lawyer just needs your bank account and routing numbers, and then he'll transfer the money.

Janet: Wow. One phone call, and my whole life is going to change.

Teri: Yeah.

Janet: I can't -- I can't lie. Liberty and I sure could use this money.

Teri: I know. Listen, it's not going to be a fortune or anything.

Janet: I don't care. To me, it is.

Teri: I know. It should be enough to get you and Liberty set up in a place of your own, so --

Janet: Wow. This whole time, Pop was thinking about me. He came through for us when I least expected it.

Teri: Most needed it, right?

Janet: Yeah. Oh, thank you. This is great news. Thank you so much.

Craig: Finally. I thought you two forgot about me.

Margo: Hardly.

Jack: We've just been piecing the rest of the puzzle together.

Craig: Puzzle? What puzzle?

Jack: The one in which you keep digging your own grave, Craig, deeper and deeper.

Craig: I already admitted I took the money. I told you why and what happened to it. What more do you want from me?

Jack: You can confess to starting the fire that destroyed Monte Carlo. That would help us out a lot.

Craig: I don't know what you're talking about.

Jack: Yeah, you do, but I'll give you a hint anyway -- Gabriel Caras.

Craig: What about him?

Margo: Was he blackmailing you?

Craig: [Chuckles] Where did you come up with a crazy idea like that?

Margo: According to the bank, he had a debit card with access to Parker's account.

Jack: And we know the two of you didn't get along, so we know he wasn't part of your plan. He must have been squeezing you, and you finally decided to squeeze back, right?

Craig: That's an outrageous accusation.

Jack: Is it? By setting the fire in Monte Carlo, you take care of both your problems. You could collect on the insurance payout, and you'd also get rid of Gabriel so he wouldn't blackmail you out of any more money.

Craig: Sis, please, tell me you're not buying into this insane story.

Margo: Unfortunately, Craig, I do.

Jack: We've finally got you, Craig. You're going down for this. It's over.

Carly: Hey. What -- is everything all right? What are you doing out here?

Parker: Liberty's inside. She's really upset about Gabriel, and I couldn't stand lying to her anymore.

Carly: I know.

Parker: All I wanted to do was show her that Gabriel wasn't the nice guy that she thought he was, and he's not. But I just feel terrible about what happened to him, and it's my fault, and all of a sudden, I'm the bad guy.

Carly: No, you are not the bad guy, Parker. I've got some good news.

Parker: What?

Carly: I just came from the police station. They've got Craig in custody.

Parker: They arrested him?

Carly: Yeah. They're booking him as we speak.

Parker: On what charges?

Carly: Well, for now, for stealing from your trust fund. But it's only a matter of time before they get him for arson, and then you're off the hook entirely.

Parker: Well, I didn't start the fire, but I am the reason that he couldn't get out of your office that day, so I'm responsible.

Carly: Parker, I think it's best if you keep that to yourself, okay?

Parker: Well, I don't know if I can.

Carly: You have to. Craig stole from you. He started the fire. He deserves whatever he gets.

Parker: I don't know.

Carly: Listen to me. You're not the guilty one here. He is. Let him rot for what he's done.

On the next "As the World Turns" --

Lucinda: I want you to focus on your family and on your husband.

Parker: I thought you were in jail.

Craig: Surprise, surprise.

Janet: We have to leave. And for the sake of your relationship with Carly, you have to let us. Dusty, what are you doing here?

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