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As The World Turns Transcript Friday 5/14/10

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Janet: [Groans] Boy. I wonder if they'll get me some hot water and some Epsom salts to go with my coffee. Hi, Johnny. What are you doing here? Is this for me? Thank you so much. It's beautiful. Mm!

Dusty: Don't look at me. He's the ladies' man.

[Monitor beeping]

Liberty: You should have these, Gabriel. They're your mom's, you know? Maybe if you hold them in your hands, it will be like she's here, looking after you. They brought me some luck this morning, so now it's your turn for some good news.

Margo: Well, now I can't see what you're working on.

Jack: It isn't anything yet.

Margo: You know, Tom needs all the help he can get trying to defend my brother.

Jack: I can imagine.

Margo: Jack, we are the cops. We are the help.

Jack: As soon as I have something to show you, Margo, you know I will.

Margo: Well, do you get the sense that it could have been someone else?

Jack: What do you mean?

Margo: You know exactly what I mean. Someone who was with Gabriel, fought with him before the fire. Now, if that person was not Craig --

Jack: And if it was not Craig, then we'll prove that. And if it was, we'll prove that, too.

Margo: All right. Look, Jack, I know you don't have exactly warm, fuzzy feelings about my brother, but he doesn't deserve to pay for a crime he didn't commit, does he? You agree, don't you?

Jack: Yes.

Margo: Yeah?

Jack: Of course I do. I -- I was just thinking.

Margo: All right. Look, I need to know everything I can about Gabriel. I need to know who he is, where he came from, what he was doing here. That's the only way that we're going to figure out how anyone could leave him to die the way that they did. Someone had it out for him, and I need to know who that was.

Carly: Go to practice, Parker. Come on.

Parker: I don't want to go, okay?

Carly: [Sighs] Parker, I know that you're all over the place, but you have to just stick with routine things. It will help keep your mind off Gabriel a -- and the stuff with the fire.

Parker: "The stuff"?

Carly: Parker, the sooner you act like things are normal, the sooner it will seem like things are normal, okay?

Parker: Do you hear what you're saying?! Gabriel could die.

Carly: Well, there's nothing you can do about that right now. So go to practice, okay?! You missed yesterday. If you miss again, they're going to start asking questions. We have to act like everything is normal!

Parker: You kicked Dad out of the house because you didn't want him to figure out what happened with me. That -- that's normal?

Carly: That's going to work itself out. Parker, you just have to act like none of this has anything to do with you, and that starts with your damn baseball practice, okay?! So just go! You have to get on with your life. It's my job to make sure that happens.

[Craig remembering]

Craig: Of course they're for you, Lidia. Come here. Turn around. I'll put them on for you. Don't worry, okay? Mrs. Montgomery won't be back for hours.

Lily: Are you thinking of strangling him, too, Craig?

[Craig scoffs]

Carly: Hello.

Jack: Hi.

Carly: I wasn't expecting you.

Jack: Did you want me to call first?

Carly: No, no, of course not. Come on in.

Jack: Thanks. Yeah, um, I just came to get a few more of my things, and I figured the kids will get out of school soon, so I could hang with them a little.

Carly: Uh, well, ac -- actually, Sage is at Tiffany's.

Jack: What about Parker?

Carly: He -- he's got -- yes, well, you should go, because you are already late.

Jack: Wait. Carly, wait a second.

Carly: He missed baseball practice yesterday. If he misses again, he could lose his spot in the infield. Really, he's got to go. I'll pick you up at 4:30, okay?

Jack: I can pick him up.

Carly: No, that's okay, 'cause I've got to take him on some errands with me. Go ahead. I -- I'll see you later, okay? Bye-bye. [Sighs] I'm so sorry about that. But you know him. You know how lazy he can be. And the window of opportunity closes so fast.

Jack: Yeah, I really don't think that's it.

Carly: No, it is, really, because he --

Jack: Carly, stop it.

Carly: What?

Jack: Just tell me why you're so hell-bent on keeping Parker away from me.

Carly: Jack, that's crazy. He's your son. Why would I try to keep you from Parker?

Jack: Yeah, you see, that's my question.

Carly: Well, he had baseball practice. He was running late. That's all.

Jack: It doesn't -- it doesn't feel like that's all. It seems like the last few times I've come over here since I moved out, the kids, especially Parker, are nowhere to be seen.

Carly: Maybe you're right. You know, we're going back and forth with each other. I -- I suppose that I'm trying to shield them as much as I can.

Jack: Shield them? Carly, shield them from what? Everything was fine. Then you asked me to move out.

Carly: It's not that simple, and you know it.

Jack: It came out of nowhere, and you know it.

Carly: It's tough for them. This situation is very tough for them. Janet having a ba -- this is nothing new to you. [Laughs]

Jack: Right. You have a point.

Carly: It's just until things get back to normal, okay, for all of us.

Jack: Have you seen my sunglasses? That's -- that's what I came over here for, actually -- my sunglasses. Have you seen them?

Carly: [Laughs] Your sunglasses are in the desk where you left them. Aha! There you go. Thank you for understanding.

Jack: Take care.

[Cell phone rings]

Carly: Hello.

Margo: Yeah, Carly, hi. It's Margo.

Carly: Oh, hi. Uh, no, Jack just left. You could probably get him on his mobile phone.

Margo: No, actually, I don't need to speak to Jack. Um, I wanted to know if you could come down to the station.

Carly: Me? Why?

Margo: I need information about Gabriel Caras.

Carly: And you think I can help you with that?

Margo: Well, he did work for you.

Carly: I -- I barely know him.

Margo: Well, maybe you know more than you realize. Look, somebody left him for dead. I need all the information I can get on that poor kid.

Craig: I'm going to try and believe that was a sick joke, Lily.

Lily: I'm not the one out on bail. You are.

Craig: Do you think I was going to strangle him?

Lily: You did so much to my mother.

Craig: She deserved it.

Lily: Do you hear yourself, Craig?

Craig: I'm not going to hurt my son.

Nurse: You're not allowed in here. You were arrested for trying to hurt this patient.

Lily: I -- it's all right. Nothing happened. And Mr. Montgomery and I were just leaving, all right?

Craig: Will you just let go of me?

Lily: Will you stop acting so wounded? I just saved your butt in there.

Craig: What, you want a thank you from me? You know, all of this is because of you and your mother and Sierra.

Lily: Do you want to wait here until the nurse comes out and gets you tossed out or arrested again?

Craig: I'll take my chances.

Lily: Or do you want to come with me and try to make some peace out of this horrendous situation?

Craig: I'm not going anywhere with you.

Lily: Yes, you are, or you're going to self-destruct. [Sighs] Now, can I trust you to leave with me and to not wrap your hands around my neck the minute we get in that elevator?

Craig: I'm not making any promises.

Dusty: It really was his idea.

Janet: Yeah, right.

Dusty: Are you mad?

Janet: No, I'm not mad. Just starting to wonder if you're following me.

Dusty: Lucky accident.

Janet: Mm-hmm. And you just happened to have a flower? Dusty --

Dusty: I thought you'd be more receptive to flirting if it came from Johnny.

Janet: Well, you thought right.

Dusty: Looks like you cleaned out the stores.

Janet: Yes, um, for my new apartment.

Dusty: You have a good time doing that?

Janet: I did, actually. Yeah, it was nice to be able to buy whatever I wanted. Since Dad left me that money, um -- well, I mean, I've never had that opportunity before, so yeah.

Dusty: It's exciting.

Janet: I have to admit it is.

Dusty: I'm happy for you. Well, nice seeing you. Johnny, we got to go. Cecilia is waiting. Say goodbye to Janet.

Johnny: Bye, Janet.

Janet: Bye, Johnny. Okay, see you later. Thanks for the flower.

Liberty: Hi, Dusty.

Dusty: Hey. Everything good?

Liberty: Good, yeah.

Dusty: Great. I'll see you later.

Liberty: What just happened?

Janet: What? No. I thought that you were resting at home.

Liberty: I had to come find you.

Janet: Why.

Liberty: Mom, I just got the most amazing news.

Janet: Okay. Well, you're smiling, so I'm not going to panic.

Liberty: The doctor just told me that my last blood test was so good that I can stop radiation like right now.

Janet: Oh, my God. Oh, my God, Honey. Oh, that's the most wonderful news. Oh, thank God. Oh, yay.

Liberty: I know. I'm totally psyched.

Janet: Oh. Okay, you know what? We're going to celebrate. Let's, um -- just you and me, let's go somewhere for lunch, and the sky's the limit!

Liberty: Okay. Um, the Lakeview?

Janet: Okay, sure. Sounds good.

Liberty: But, um, you need to dump those bags and put on something nice.

Janet: Okay, that's good. You have to do the same, all right?

Liberty: Deal. But you go first, because it takes me less time to be beautiful.

Janet: Oh, nice! Oh, yeah, you're back. You're back all right. Oh, Honey, this is the most wonderful news. Yay! Okay, um, I'll see you in about an hour or so, right?

Liberty: Okay.

Janet: Okay. All right!

Liberty: Okay. Dusty, hey, it's Liberty.

Dusty: Liberty, everything okay?

Liberty: Everything's great. But, uh, when I just saw you right now, it gave me an idea.

Dusty: It did?

Liberty: Want to meet me for lunch?

Janet: Thank you.

Liberty: Hi.

Janet: Hi! You didn't change.

Liberty: Oh, I couldn't find what I was going to wear. But this is okay, right?

Janet: Yeah, absolutely. It's fine. Okay, so, you are too young to drink, and I am too pregnant to drink, so we're going to toast with a little bubbly water, okay?

Liberty: Excellent.

Janet: Okay. [Sighs] I have been praying for this day since the moment we found out you had c -- you know what? I'm not even going to say that word, because you are happy and healthy and thriving, and I love you so much.

Liberty: I love you, too, Mom. The doctor didn't make me any promises, but he seemed to be happy with the blood-test results.

Janet: Oh, please, not as happy as we are. Oh, oh, or your little brother or sister there. Hi.

Liberty: [Laughs] I want you to be happy, Mom.

Janet: Libby, I haven't been this happy in -- a long time.

Liberty: Cool.

Janet: Okay, you know what I think? After we're done here, we should go to church, light a candle, and just say thanks, okay?

Liberty: Okay.

Janet: All right.

Liberty: But first things first.

Janet: Yeah, like foie gras.

Liberty: Mm-hmm.

Janet: Because we can. Mm-hmm.

Liberty: Maybe you can, uh, take a little of your own advice.

Janet: What does that mean?

Dusty: Am I late?

Margo: There are our clippings, press releases, internet searches -- just anything and everything that this kid could find on my brother.

Carly: Hmm. Is this why he wanted to work at Monte Carlo -- so he could be around Craig?

Margo: It would seem so.

Carly: He came to town with some sort of grudge against him?

Margo: Well, he wouldn't be the first person to feel that way about my brother.

Carly: I doubt he'll be the last.

Margo: But what about this time, this kid? What did he have against Craig?

Carly: I don't have the foggiest idea.

Margo: Well, you saw Gabriel and Craig together at Monte Carlo. Did you pick up on anything?

Carly: They didn't get along. Craig didn't want me to hire Gabriel. He didn't like him, didn't want him around.

Margo: Did he give you a reason?

Carly: No. It's sort of obvious now, right? Gabriel was blackmailing him, wasn't he? He found out that Craig was using the money from Parker's trust to get the company up and running.

Margo: Okay, so he was using that information to try to get his cut of the money?

Carly: I guess so.

Margo: [Sighs] Did you ever see Gabriel around anyone else?

Carly: Like who?

Margo: Like anyone. Anyone -- anyone else that he might have disagreed with, anyone other than my brother?

Carly: No. Uh, nobody.

Margo: All right, um -- I'm going to ask you something off -- off the record here.

Carly: Yeah, of course.

Margo: Do you think that Craig would go so far as to try to kill this young man to keep anyone from finding out that he was stealing from Parker's trust fund?

Carly: Oh, wow. Uh -- how would I know?

Margo: Because you once loved him, because you were in business with him, because you know things that I don't.

Carly: You're the cop though. I mean, you tell me. Wouldn't anybody under a specific set of circumstances be capable of murder?

Margo: No, not anybody, no.

Carly: Well, I can tell you this. I always wanted to believe the best about your brother. I did. But he disappointed me in ways that I never could have dreamed of over and over again. I'm sorry, but that's the truth.

Craig: Oh, for God's sake, you're the one that wanted to go somewhere private to talk. I'm not in the mood to kill you today. Believe me, you're safe. Now what do you want?

Lily: I want to apologize.

Craig: [Scoffs] Really?

Lily: Look, Craig, I can't take back what I did when Gabriel was born.

Craig: Don't you mean what you didn't do? Thanks to you, Gabriel could die without knowing that I know he's my son. I might go to prison for killing him. So forgive me if I don't give a lick about your feelings or if you want me to absolve you. I don't care how this affects you. You caused it.

Lily: Tell me what I can do.

Craig: I don't know. Can you go back in time, change the past, do what's right to begin with?

Lily: I want to do something. I do. Please.

Craig: Are you telling me that you're willing to do whatever it takes to make it right?

Lily: I would try.

Craig: Then try this. Get me off the hook, Lily. Make them drop all the charges against me.

Jack: Hey, Parker.

Parker: What are you doing here?

Jack: I came to pick you up.

Parker: Well, practice isn't over. Coach just gave us a 10. Besides, Mom's coming here to get me later. Didn't she tell you that?

Jack: Yeah. Change of plans.

Parker: Everything okay?

Jack: Sure. Get in.

Parker: Uh, Dylan, can you let coach know that I left practice with my dad?

Dylan: Uh, yeah, sure.

Parker: Thanks.

Dylan: See you, Parker.

Parker: See you. Is there a problem?

Jack: No. I have been thinking though. Maybe there's something you can help me out with. Get in.

Parker: What are we doing here?

Jack: Well, like I said, I think you can help me with something.

Parker: Here? I -- I don't get it.

Jack: The thing is, Parker, I've been spinning my wheels with this investigation. I can't get a grip on what happened here the day of the fire. And it occurred to me that maybe you can help me out with that.

Parker: Why?

Jack: Well, I know you said that you weren't here the day of the fire, right? But still I thought --

Parker: Well you know, I really shouldn't have left practice without talking to my coach first. I have to go.

Jack: Hey. It's only going to take a minute.

Janet: This is starting to look bad for you, Dusty. I already told you at Al's that wearing me down isn't going to work.

Dusty: Maybe I should explain.

Janet: No, there's nothing to explain. Somehow you found out that I was going to be here, having lunch with my daughter, and you decided to act like it's some sort of a happy accident.

Dusty: A lucky accident.

Liberty: Mom, you've got it all wrong. I invited Dusty to lunch.

Janet: What?!

Liberty: And I didn't tell him you would be with me.

Janet: Honey, I thought that we were having a celebratory lunch, just the two of us.

Liberty: We were, but we both know that this guy who basically paid for me to see the best doctors in New York, who sent me to the best clinic in the country, is pretty much the reason why today they cleared me from any more radiation.

Dusty: Is that true?

Liberty: Yeah. My doctors told me this morning.

Dusty: All right. I'm really happy for you.

Liberty: I'm happy for me, too. But I wouldn't be here celebrating my good health without you, Dusty.

Dusty: Well, that's nice of you to say, but you and your mother should have lunch alone.

Liberty: No! You stay.

Dusty: It's okay.

Liberty: No, you should. I promised Gabriel that I would go back and sit with him at the hospital.

Janet: Sweetheart, Gabriel is unconscious.

Liberty: Well, maybe he won't be by the time I get back. Okay, look, we have forever to celebrate. Just give it a chance. Okay.

Dusty: I guess you're stuck with me.

Janet: What happened between us isn't going to change anything, Dusty, and I think we both know that.

Parker: I don't know anything about what happened.

Jack: Yeah, I know. You told me. But listen, I got to work this whole thing out, kind of re-create what happened in my head without all the details necessarily being in place, you know what I mean?

Parker: No. No, not really.

Jack: Parker, you spent a lot of time here in the office before the fire. I never did.

Parker: Oh. Oh, so you -- you want me to tell you what the place was like before?

Jack: Kind of. How about this. You pretend to be Craig, and I'll be Gabriel. Where do you think Gabriel was waiting for Craig when he came in?

Parker: You mean if he was hiding from them?

Jack: Yeah. Or maybe they pre-arranged the meeting, a -- and Craig knew that Gabriel would be waiting here for him. And maybe Gabriel threatened to out Craig for stealing from your trust unless Craig gave him more money, and maybe there was just no more money to give, and so Craig tried to -- tried to reason with Gabriel. Do you think?

Parker: I have no idea!

Jack: Well, just think about it. Pretend that you're Craig, and you're -- you're angrier than you've been in a long, long time, maybe ever. Gabriel's manipulating you. He's threatening your livelihood. Come on, pretend. Imagine how mad you are. The people who matter to you, the people who trust you, are going to find out the truth about you. How about this? Maybe -- maybe Gabriel threatened Craig and made Craig spend the money faster than Craig could ever put the money back. That would make Craig furious at Gabriel! Craig -- Craig was made a fool of. His plans for the future were ruined. That's a lot to swallow.

[Parker remembering]

Gabriel: What the hell are you doing here?

Parker: I've got you nailed this time. I know exactly what you've been doing.

Jack: So how do you think Craig reacted?

Parker: I -- I don't know.

Jack: The medical report said that there was a fight. Now, who do you think started it, huh? Was it Craig? If it was, what did he use to beat Gabriel with?

[Parker remembering]

Gabriel: Hold on, hold on!

Parker: Get your hands off of me!

[Gabriel grunts]

Parker: I don't know anything, okay?! And I -- I can't do this! I just can't!

Carly: I really have no way of knowing what Craig could or could not be capable of, Margo. You know that.

Margo: No, actually, I don't. I don't know that. I know that Craig is far from perfect, and I know that what he did with Parker's trust fund was just flat-out stupid. But he was always good with Parker, throughout all of your relationships, personal and business. And I know that -- that he is a royal screw-up at times, but he's not a bad man. He's just -- a reckless one. But the idea that he could try and kill this young boy in cold blood, whether that boy had pushed him to the edge or not, that I can't believe.

Carly: Margo --

Margo: I can't believe that because he is my brother. So I am asking you if you can, given that you once loved him, that you once trusted him with your own children?

Carly: Maybe Craig was on the edge, like you said. Maybe he was afraid that he was going to be found out. And let us not forget that he did try and kill my sister, and he got away with that. I know him, and you know him. What do you think he's capable of?

Craig: Lucinda must have half the judges in this town in her pocket. You tell her to pay them off and then pay off the other half.

Lily: What?

Craig: You heard me.

Lily: Let me get this straight. You want my mother to pay off a judge?

Craig: Or 20.

Lily: And then you want me to lie to the police, and that there is no way you're responsible for what happened to Gabriel in that fire?

Craig: Lily, the only people who can take the moral high ground are people with morals, and you're not one of them.

[Lily sighs]

Craig: You kept a secret for 20 years. That was not only dishonest, it's the reason we're standing here today. It's the reason my son that I never knew I had might die. So as far as I'm concerned, telling the police that I wasn't responsible for what happened to Gabriel isn't so much of a leap.

Liberty: Oh. Hi, Margo.

Margo: Hi, Liberty.

Liberty: I, uh, heard that if you read to an unconscious person, well --

Margo: No. No, I understand. Sometimes that helps.

Liberty: It can't hurt, I guess.

Margo: What are -- what are these?

Liberty: Oh, the pearls? They belonged to his mother or something. I brought them to him. I thought -- well, I don't know what I thought, but I wanted him to have them. Margo, I swear, they're not stolen or anything. They're his. I think they're real, too.

Margo: Yeah, yeah, they are real. They were made in a little jewelry shop in Montega.

Liberty: You can tell where the pearls are from? How?

Margo: Did Gabriel ever tell you where he was from or -- or where his mother or father were from, anything?

Liberty: No. He was pretty vague about stuff. And I didn't really know him that well or for very long. But why are the pearls so --

Margo: [Sighs] I have to go.

Dusty: Can we sit down for a minute?

[Janet clears throat]

Dusty: I would do anything to change the past.

Janet: Most people feel that way, Dusty.

Dusty: Would you just give me a minute? [Sighs] I made a mistake. It had bad consequences, and I'm sorry.

Janet: I know my dad has a mind of his own, Dusty.

Dusty: I made a mistake. Believe me. I'm sure I'll make more.

Janet: [Chuckles] Thanks for warning me.

Dusty: I'm not perfect, you know? And I need you. You're still mad at me.

Janet: I'm not mad, Dusty. I'm just not sure that I can trust -- any of this right now.

Dusty: Well, if we could just say after everything that's gone wrong that we still want to be together -- if we could just say that, take it from there, see what happens. Is everything okay with Johnny?

Angela: Oh, sorry, Dusty. As soon as you left, he started crying and wouldn't stop.

Dusty: You okay, Johnny?

Angela: He seems okay. No fever. I just don't know. I think he just wanted to leave.

Dusty: Thanks, Angela. Thanks for bringing him to me.

Angela: Yeah.

Dusty: What's going on? It's okay.

Johnny: Is my other daddy going to jail, Dusty? Is he?

Dusty: Johnny, I'm telling you, I don't know.

Johnny: But did he do something bad?

Dusty: I'm not sure. But I'll tell you one thing. We all make mistakes, every one of us. So, since he's family, let's give him the benefit of the doubt. You know why? 'Cause he's going to need your support. Give me a hug.

Craig: It's called an alibi, Lily. You say you were with me, that I didn't start the fire in the building, that I didn't hurt Gabriel.

Lily: Just like that?

Craig: Just like that.

Lily: And when they find out it's a lie, and they will, what then? What about me?

Craig: You didn't just say that, did you?

Lily: Craig, I'm a mother! I need to think of my children. I can't risk going to prison. My children need me.

Craig: And my son needed me! Why is it you think your children matter more than mine?

Margo: Yes, hello. Hello, yes, yes. This is Lieutenant Margo Hughes, Oakdale P.D. yes, um, I need to speak to, um, someone -- a director of immigration. Thank you. Well, thank you, thank you. Hello. Thank you for taking my call. Um, I need some information about Gabriel Caras, C-a-r-a-s. Do you -- could you check in your database if you have anything on him? Well, as far as I know, he entered the country legally, yes. Yes. Yes? Are you sure?

Carly: Dylan! Hi.

Dylan: Oh, hi, Ms. Tenney.

Carly: Have you seen Parker?

Dylan: Uh, he left a while ago.

Carly: Left? I was supposed to pick him up.

Dylan: Uh, his dad did.

Carly: Oh, God, no.

Jack: I'm sorry if that was -- that was a little bit hard for you, being in the office. You know, fire can really wreak havoc on gathering evidence, and I know -- I know that wasn't easy for you to be there.

Parker: What makes you say that?

Jack: Well, because you were -- you were already really, really mad at both of them, Gabriel and Craig, for stealing from you, basically literally stealing from your future.

Parker: Yeah, of course I was mad at them.

Jack: But wait a minute. I'm sorry. I have that backwards. You -- on the day of the fire, you didn't know about that yet, though, did you?

Parker: Know what?

Jack: That your trust fund had been emptied.

Parker: Yeah, right, right. I didn't know about any of that until after you told me.

Jack: You sure about that?

Parker: Yeah.

Jack: But you were -- you were still angry at that kid, though, right -- Gabriel? That's why you went to his place? You broke into it to confront him?

Parker: I already told you about that, Dad!

Jack: Yeah, but what happened after that? Parker, what happened after you broke into Gabriel's?

Parker: I went to go see Faith. That's when we heard about the fire. But I already told you about that. So why is it -- why are we still talking about it?

Jack: So you were at the police station when you heard about the fire?

Parker: Yes! And I'm really tired --

Jack: I thought you were at Faith's.

Parker: What?

Jack: Well, you just told me that you were with Faith when you heard about the fire, and then you said that you were at the police station.

Parker: I don't remember exactly what happened. Why does that matter?!

Jack: Parker, you were at the police station because you already knew what they'd done.

Parker: What?!

Jack: Craig and Gabriel -- you knew that they had been blasting their way through your trust fund, and you were on the way to -- to turn them in. That's why you were at the police station -- 'cause you already knew the truth. Parker, I can only imagine how upset you were, how you felt. And I know all this because I know how I would feel in your shoes. I'd want to kill Gabriel for what he did to Liberty, for making a bad situation worse with Craig and for stealing from me.

Parker: Just stop, okay? Just stop.

Jack: So I'd go after him, yeah, and I'd confront him. And he'd probably deny it, so maybe I'd shove him, yeah. Maybe I'd hit him. And maybe during the fight, I'd get so angry that I hit him over the head with something.

Parker: I didn't hit him with anything! That's not what happened! I hit him, okay, but I didn't knock him out. He just -- he fell, and it was an accident! It was an accident.

Janet: How's Johnny?

Dusty: Good. She's got him focused on a puzzle.

Janet: Well, you were really good with him.

Dusty: He hit me with a tough question.

Janet: That must have been hard for you to tell him to stick by Craig.

Dusty: Maybe I deserve a second chance, too. I messed up. I messed up trying so hard to hold on to you.

Janet: Maybe if we do things differently this time, maybe if we kind of pull back and -- take things slow, not move so fast.

Dusty: You'd be into that?

Janet: I might be.

Dusty: Well, what do we do? Pretend we never met?

Janet: [Chuckles] No, I would be laughing my head off in five seconds if we tried to do that.

Dusty: Well, how do we start over? How do we do it?

Janet: Well, I -- usually, you know, when -- when, um, two people like each other, they start off with a -- a date.

Dusty: Are you asking me out?

Janet: No! No, I'm not. I'm a lot more traditional than I look.

Dusty: How long do I have to wait before I can ask?

Janet: Um -- go.

Dusty: Will you go out with me, Janet?

Janet: I'll think about it, Dusty. [Chuckles]

Liberty: I wish you would just wake up and explain this to me, Gabriel. Why do I care so much about you when I don't even know who you are?

[Bell dings]

Craig: I mean it, Lily. You make something up, and you stick to it.

Margo: Craig, Craig, I need to talk to you.

Craig: Here?

Margo: Yes, here. And maybe you can stay, Lily.

Lily: Why?

Margo: Because you might know something about this. Tell me what you know about Gabriel's past.

Craig: Not a blessed thing.

Margo: You know nothing about his background?

Craig: Nothing at all.

Margo: But he worked for you.

Craig: Okay, that's enough. I'm not going to answer any more questions without my lawyer present. You know him. He's the guy you go to sleep with every night.

Margo: Just hear me out here, Craig. Hear me out.

Craig: I'm serious. Just because you're my sister doesn't mean you get to bend the rules.

Margo: Craig, would you please just knock it off! I already know.

Craig: Already know what?

Margo: That Gabriel's mother worked for you and Sierra in Montega. He had a dossier on you, Brother, a big one. He was obsessed with you. He clearly hated and resented you.

Craig: I didn't know that.

Margo: Well, I find that hard to believe, since you stand accused of trying to kill him, and he is lying unconscious in a hospital bed. So let me help you. Tell me, why did Gabriel want all that information about you? What did he want, Craig? Craig, please, this doesn't look good. It really doesn't.

Craig: It hasn't since the start, Margo.

Margo: Yes, but this new information is even more damning. So would you please just tell me, what was the real reason that you wanted Gabriel dead?

Lily: Craig didn't want Gabriel dead.

Craig: Lily --

Margo: What do you know about this, Lily?

Lily: Gabriel is his son.

Parker: I went to Craig early on. I told him that the bank called me, tal -- talking about charges that I didn't make, but he told me it was nothing.

Jack: And Gabriel found out about it and used the information to blackmail Craig.

Parker: I found a charge for a chartered private jet. You remember Gabriel followed Liberty to her grandfather's funeral?

Jack: Mm-hmm. I knew.

Parker: That's how he did it -- using my money. I swear to you, Dad, I never wanted to lie to you. But I'm telling you the truth when I say that Gabriel was fine when I left him at the office. He was alive. I had no idea that some fire was going to be started.

Jack: I believe you.

Parker: You do?

Jack: I do. I just wish you had come to me sooner.

Parker: I was scared.

Jack: I know you were. But with each passing day, you made matters worse for yourself. I want to know why you didn't -- what stopped you from telling me about this fight with Gabriel?

Next week on "As the World Turns" --

Reid: If you tell Noah that something happened between us, you'll pretty much be guaranteeing that he will never see you again.

Janet: Stop it! Stop it! [Squeals]

Chris: Don't you think you deserve to be happy?

Katie: I was.

Chris: Don't you want to be happy again?

Margo: Craig knew that Gabriel was his son before the fire?

Lily: Yes, he did.

Jack: You should have trusted me.

Carly: I don't. And all you're doing right now is proving to me exactly why I can't.

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