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As The World Turns Transcript Monday 5/24/10

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Lucinda: Did you hear what I just heard?

Lily: That can't be true. Craig tried to kill his own son?

Lucinda: I'm shocked, I'm shocked.

Craig: Gabriel, that's not true. Tell Margo the truth.

Gabriel: I am.

Craig: But I didn't even see you the day of the fire. I didn't hit you. I didn't leave you to die.

Gabriel: Yeah, what else would you say?

Margo: Okay, Gabriel, you said that before Craig knocked you out, he said that you would never get out alive.

Craig: I never said that. I never even saw him!

Margo: Craig, please, for your own good, please just shut up.

Lucinda: Do you see now how right we were to keep the kid away from him all these years?

Lily: Craig looked me in the eye and swore to me he had nothing to do with any of this.

Lucinda: You believed him?

Margo: Please. Gabriel, I care about what happens to you very much because you are my nephew and because it is my job. Now, I need you to tell me everything that happened, everything you remember, and I need you to tell me the truth. Did Craig try to kill you?

Carly: It's gonna be all right, Parker, I promise you. When your dad gets back, when we hear what the lawyer has to say --

Parker: What difference is that gonna make?

Carly: It's gonna make all the difference in the world. I'm bringing you home with me, Parker, today.

Parker: Look, Mom, I -- I know that you're trying to make me feel better. But just please stop, okay, because I know that that is not gonna happen.

Carly: Yes, it is.

Parker: I am glad I confessed, okay, because keeping what happened a secret and letting Craig take the blame for my fight with Gabriel, it was wrong.

Carly: You hit him, and you left him there. That's true. But Craig is the one who started the fire, Honey. Craig is the one who nearly killed that boy.

Parker: Okay, okay. But how long do you think that I'm gonna be in jail?

Carly: Not for one second.

Parker: Mom --

Carly: Parker, not for one second.

Parker: What are you gonna do?

Carly: Anything I have to do.

[Cell phone rings]

Carly: Just a sec. Hello, Liberty.

Liberty: Hey. I don't mean to bother you, but I've been trying to reach Parker, and his phone just keeps rolling straight to voicemail.

Carly: Yeah. He had to shut his phone off. But I know he wants to talk to you. He -- he's right here.

Parker: Hello.

Liberty: Dude, what is up? Where are you?

Parker: I'm at -- I'm at the police station.

Liberty: Oh, okay. I was worried. Your phone is never off. Anyway, don't move. I'm coming over.

Parker: Wait. No, no, no, Liberty, you canít.

Liberty: I have a surprise for you.

Parker: I've got one for you, too.

Janet: The lawyer will call you when he's out of court.

Jack: This waiting around -- it's killing me.

Janet: Really? Couldn't tell.

Jack: You didn't have to leave Dusty to hold my hand.

Janet: I didnít. And that is not what I am doing.

Jack: Of course you are.

Janet: No. Come on. You'd do the same thing for me. And I appreciate you coming all the way down here to tell Liberty in person what's going on with Parker, 'cause I know you got a lot on your plate right now, and to think about my daughter's feelings in the middle of all that is very --

Jack: Janet, what are you talking about? Liberty is my niece.

Janet: I know that. I know. But you need to worry about you right now, and Parker. I know you're scared about him.

Jack: I can't tell you how proud I was of him for coming to the station and doing what he did, even though it could mean -- I just --

[Jack sighs]

Jack: Carly doesn't understand why I feel that way.

Janet: Well, she's just scared about her son.

Jack: Yeah, well, maybe she should have been a little more scared a little earlier. Never mind. It's just been a -- it's been a hard time.

Janet: You know, there is one thing I find surprising, knowing Parker -- why he didn't come to you sooner with the truth.

Jack: Well, he would have, but somebody talked him out of it.

Craig: Margo, I did not try to kill Gabriel.

Margo: Craig, don't, donít.

Craig: He doesn't know what he's saying!

Margo: Please don't do this!

Gabriel: I remember the smoke. I -- I couldn't breathe. I couldn't move. You made sure of that.

Craig: But I never hit you! I didn't fight with you, and I didn't leave you to die in a fire!

Gabriel: Get him away! Get him away from me! This guy tried to kill me!

Margo: Craig, stop it!

 [Gabriel coughing]

Margo: Craig -- Craig, get out of the way.

Craig: He can't breathe!

Margo: Come on.

Lucinda: Perhaps he should have thought of that before he set him on fire.

Lily: I'm gonna get some help.

Margo: Please just --

Craig: Gabriel, look -- look at me. Try to relax. Try to relax.

Margo: God, will you get out of the -- Nurse! Get out of the room! Nurse! Nurse, he started coughing, and he can't breathe. He can't stop.

Nurse: Okay, okay, okay. Try and stay calm. Stay calm.

[Gabriel breathing heavily]

Nurse: Get some air into your lungs, and exhale slowly.

Gabriel: I'm okay. And we're not done.

Parker: I really wish that you hadn't put me on the phone with Liberty.

Carly: I know you feel like you've done something wrong, but you havenít. And the more you act like things are normal --

Parker: She's gonna be so upset with me.

Carly: Yes. No, she'll be upset. Look where we are. Look what's happened. But we're gonna fix it.

Parker: No. No, she's gonna be upset because of Gabriel. She looks at him as some sort of like wounded animal, like it's her position to take care of him and save him, like he's all alone in the world.

Carly: That has nothing to do with you, does it? You were a very good friend to her when she needed one, so let her be your friend, okay? Let her help you.

Parker: Mom, you don't get it. When she finds out that I'm the --

Liberty: Hi. Is Jack selling policemen ball tickets and you two wanted to be first in line or something?

[Carly laughs nervously]

Parker: No. We were -- we were just talking.

Liberty: Oh, I'm sorry. I don't mean to bust this up or anything, but can I borrow Parker for a few minutes and go get a cup of coffee at Java?

Parker: No, I -- I actually -- I can't get coffee.

Liberty: Five minutes. That's all. I swear.

Carly: You know what? Parker has to wait for his dad here, but I will certainly give you two some -- some privacy to talk.

Liberty: Were you in the middle of something? You look weird.

Parker: No, no. We're just -- we're just talking. But my dad's gonna be back here really soon, so --

Liberty: I am so sorry that things are so weird between us.

Parker: It's okay. It's okay.

Liberty: No, it's so not okay. You're the best friend anyone has ever had, ever. You were always there for me, even when I was sick. And I'm starting to feel so much better, like you have no idea.

Parker: That's -- that's really great.

Liberty: I know. So great that I got us these to celebrate -- Paramore, Giants stadium, sold out, front row. Don't ask. Okay, they were handing them out to sick kids in the cancer ward, and I played sicker. Come on. If I can't joke around with you, who can I --

Parker: No, it's -- it's just that I -- I actually tried to get us tickets to the same show.

Liberty: But you couldn't, right? Because it's totally sold out, and you can only get them if you have a hookup like me. Cancer finally came in handy for once. Oh, my God. What is wrong with you?

Parker: Well, I actually -- I had the hookups, too, but I couldn't get them because there was something wrong with my credit card. And this actually happened on the same day that the fire broke out at Monte Carlo.

Liberty: Okay. But what does that have to do with --

Parker: Look, okay, you know what? You need to get somebody else to go with you. I -- I canít.

Liberty: What is this? What's going on?

Janet: Who would tell Parker not to tell you the truth?

Jack: Just forget I said anything.

Janet: All right.

Jack: It's just that everyone has a different idea about how to do what's best for your kid.

Janet: Yes, I know. When Liberty was sick, I had people coming out of the woodwork telling me how I should deal with it.

Jack: Right, and sometimes parents disagree, yes?

Janet: I hope that doesn't happen with us when this little guy is born.

Jack: It won't, as long as you do everything I tell you to do.

Janet: Yeah, right.

[Janet laughs]

Janet: Keep dreaming.

Jack: Hey. What are you doing here? I thought you were gonna wait at the station with Parker.

Carly: I thought you were getting him a lawyer.

Jack: I -- I'm waiting for him to get out of court and return my call.

Carly: And while you're waiting, you thought you'd spread the word?

Janet: I'm really sorry about what's going on, Carly.

Carly: Thank you.

Janet: Jack came down here so he can tell Liberty in person what was happening with Parker.

Carly: Well, he doesn't have to, because she's with Parker now.

Janet: She's at the station?

Carly: Yeah. She called me, looking for him.

Jack: Did he tell her?

Carly: Well, that's why I left Parker at the station, to answer your first question, so I could give them some privacy. I know he was feeling nervous about telling her what happened. I reminded him that he hasn't done anything wrong.

Jack: Well, he didn't do it on its own. That's true.

Carly: Could we not do this now?

Jack: Are you going to admit the crushing pressure that was on that kid?

Janet: Wait a minute. You knew the truth? Carly, you are the one who told Parker not to tell Jack?

Carly: You gonna weigh in now?

[Janet scoffs]

Janet: Only you.

Carly: Excuse me?

Janet: Only you could make a bad situation worse for your own kid.

Lily: Maybe we should override Gabriel's wishes and ask his father to leave.

Nurse: I'm sorry. I can't override a patient's request.

Lucinda: Nor should you, Dear. I mean, if -- if this is justice, this is right, because justice should be served cold.

Lily: That's revenge, not justice.

Lucinda: Sometimes it's the same thing.

Margo: Gabriel, I need you to be very clear about this, and I need you to let him speak. When Craig came back into the office and found you there after you fought with Parker Snyder --

Craig: I never came back and found him there.

Margo: Craig, please. When you saw Craig again, what happened?

Gabriel: He said that I wouldn't get out alive. I told him that he was full of it. And then I saw him reach for something on the desk. I turned my back to him, and everything went black.

Craig: That never happened.

Margo: Why do you think that Craig would want to harm you?

Gabriel: To shut me up because I knew too much.

Margo: About what?

Gabriel: I knew he was stealing from Parker's trust fund, lying to Carly. And if I was out of the picture, he could continue to get away with it. You just did what you had to do.

Craig: Yes. I was furious with him for blackmailing me. But, Margo, never in a million years could I think that I could get away with what I was doing by killing him. And I never threatened him!

Lucinda: Like you never threatened me?

Craig: Shut up, Old Woman!

Margo: What?!

Craig: You know me! You know I could never do something like that!

Margo: No, Craig, I don't know anything right now! I'm trying to put a -- stop. What are you -- Craig, let go! Stop it! Craig! Craig, open up this door! Open it up! You're only making things worse!

Craig: No, you did that, didn't you, Gabriel? And I want to know why.

 Margo: Craig, what the hell is wrong with you?! Open the door!

Craig: I need time with my son, Margo.

Gabriel: Don't call me that, okay? I'm not your son.

Nurse: I'll call security.

Margo: Well, we're gonna need much more than a hospital guard for this. See if you can get him to open the door before I call someone down here to kick it in.

Lily: We've got to do something.

Lucinda: No, Darling, we have to do nothing.

Lily: Craig, listen to me! Think about how this looks!

Craig: I know you hate me, and I know why. Gabriel, lying to the police, telling Margo that I attacked you, that I said I wanted you to die --

Gabriel: Well, isn't that why you locked us in here, huh -- to finish me off?

Craig: You don't believe that.

Gabriel: Well, what else could you want with me?

Craig: You grew up without a father, and you have every reason to hate me for abandoning your mother.

Gabriel: Oh, God, how big of you to admit that you treated her like dirt.

Craig: I didn't know that she was pregnant with you. And I didn't want you hurt even after you came here and you were --

Gabriel: And blackmailed you?

Craig: Gabriel, please, just listen to me.

Gabriel: How can you say you didn't want me hurt, huh? When I hurt my hand, you didn't give a damn then. You made jokes. You didn't even want to send me to the hospital.

Craig: That's hardly the same thing! But yes, okay, I acted like an ass!

Gabriel: Oh, that's not your fault now either, is it?

Craig: You want to know the truth? Those two women -- they're the reason that I didn't even know that you existed. You want someone to blame? You blame them.

Liberty: Hey. Will you just tell me what's going on here?

Parker: I'm trying to, okay? But I -- I just don't know how to. And I really can't go with you, okay, not after what I've done.

Liberty: What are you talking about? Look, I know things have been kind of sketchy between us since the whole Gabriel thing went down.

Parker: It's about Gabriel.

Liberty: Parker, you were my wingman through all of this, the whole time I was sick, okay? You're my best friend. So whatever this thing is between us, we'll get past it.

Parker: You don't get it, okay?

Liberty: No, I do, I do. It bugged you that I was spending so much time with Gabriel and that I even liked him in the first place. But we'll deal with that later, okay? Why can't we just go to the concert and see a band --

Parker: You're not listening to a single word I'm saying, okay? I can't go!

Cop: I know your dad, and I know this is hard, but you need to sit still. I didn't cuff you out of courtesy to him. Don't make me change my mind.

Liberty: Parker, what is he talking about? Cuff you for what?

Parker: I was booked.

Liberty: Booked? You mean arrested? What for?

Parker: Assault. It was me. I'm the one that hit Gabriel. I left him unconscious at Monte Carlo before the fire broke out.

Carly: Now, don't you judge me. Parker's my son. What's going on with him happens to be none of your business.

Janet: I disagree.

Carly: I'm sure you do.

Janet: Jack got kicked off the case. He's in hot water with Margo because of all this. That's not fair to him.

Carly: Well, you know what? Jack's not your husband anymore, so what goes on with him isn't your business!

Jack: Ladies -- Ladies, please, please!

Janet: Yes, he is my business!

Jack: We're all on edge! I get it, I get it.

[Cell phone rings]

Jack: It's Margo. Hey, Margo. Okay. I -- I, uh -- I don't understand. Okay. I'll be right there.

Carly: Is Parker okay?

Jack: Gabriel woke up.

Janet: Oh, thank God.

Carly: That's a -- that's a good thing, right?

Jack: Well, I think so, because when he did, he told Margo that Craig was the one that hit him and left him for dead.

Janet: What does that mean?

Carly: That means my son is coming home.

Margo: Okay. He still in there?

Lily: I tried to get him to listen to me, but he's ignoring me.

Margo: Well, he can't ignore this. Pry it open.

Lucinda: Okay. Excuse me.

Craig: We don't have much time, Gabriel, but I know you don't want to do this.

Gabriel: No, you don't know anything about me.

Craig: I know you're my son. I know you came to Oakdale to find me. I'm sorry I let you down, and I'm not nearly the man that you'd hoped your father would be, but don't lie to the police to get back at me. That's no way to make things right between us.

Gabriel: It's too late.

Margo: All right, Craig. Cuff him. You're under arrest.

Craig: You can fix this, Gabriel. You can.

Margo: Just stop.

Craig: I know you hate me, but don't throw away the chance to get to know your own father.

Margo: Please, stop. Come on, come on. Let's get him out of here. Come on. Go.

[Gabriel coughing]

Lily: I don't like this. He needs the nurse. I'm gonna get the doctor.

Gabriel: So, is that how you wanted this to go?

[Lucinda laughs]

Lucinda: Bravo. Good cough. I couldn't have done better myself. Truly, Gabriel, your performance was exceptional. And why should that surprise me?

Gabriel: I don't know. I mean, you barely know me.

Lucinda: But I know who fathered you. And, of course, I'm sure all your lovely attributes you owe to your dear departed mother. On the other hand, your ability to lie, my heavens, this apple did not fall far from the fatherly tree.

Gabriel: Okay, whatever. I mean, did I pull it off or what?

Lucinda: With flying colors.

Lily: Is he better?

Lucinda: Much, much.

Doctor: You'll have to wait outside.

Lucinda: Oh, okay. Of course. Well, I've had my fill of this place for one day. Let's go home.

Lily: I can't leave yet.

Lucinda: Oh, Lily. I know you're hell bent on wrapping yourself in a cloak of guilt, but we've done nothing wrong. He's awake now. He's telling the truth. There's nothing more we can do.

Lily: I said I can't go, okay?

Lucinda: Lily, listen, you heard what the boy told Margo. Craig tried to kill him. We have a right to keep Craig away from the kid all these years.

Lily: Look, I know that Craig turned out to be as dangerous as you and Sarah thought he was.

Lucinda: He's despicable! And on top of it all, now he's proved that he's violent and brutal, and the second time -- the second time with a son. I don't know. Darling, what does it take for you to see things without questioning?

Lily: Is he all right?

Doctor: He's a very strong kid, but he needs rest now.

Lily: Thank you for your help, Doctor.

Lucinda: Okay. Let's go home. He'll rest. He'll get stronger. He'll tell everybody what Craig has done, and all will be well with the world.

Lily: Is that really how you feel?

Lucinda: Absolutely. Let's go home.

Lily: No, Mother. I said I'm staying.

Lucinda: Lily.

Lily: My mind is made up. You want to go, go. Nobody's stopping you.

Lucinda: Fine. All right. Please stop feeling so guilty. Oh, we did the right thing.

Lily: Gabriel, there's something I need to tell you.

Gabriel: What's that? What could you possibly have to tell me?

Lily: The truth. My mother and I are just as much to blame for everything you've been through as your father is.

Margo: And get his favorite cell ready. I'm bringing him in now. No, no. Don't even start with me, Craig.

Craig: Margo, I swear on my life, on the lives of everyone that we know and love, that Gabriel is making this entire story up.

Margo: Don't you dare swear on the lives of all the people that we love, because my list got a little shorter today.

Craig: You don't mean that.

Margo: I am used to you lying to me, but now I find out what you tried to do to your own son?

Craig: He hates me, Margo. My own son hates me so much that's the length he'll go to to try and ruin my life.

Margo: Save it for your attorney.

Craig: But you're my sister.

Margo: No. Not today I'm not. Today I'm your arresting officer.

Craig: Okay. Fine. Then don't forget everything you've learned about this kid before today. He knew I was his father. He came to town. He got a job where I was working. He learned my strengths, my weaknesses, and then he took what he learned, and he used it against me.

Margo: Please, please, please, don't go on like this anymore. I don't know how much more I can listen to.

Craig: He has an agenda, and it has one thing on it -- ruin his father's life, and you're buying into it.

Margo: I am not buying into anything. You are trying to save your own butt. Well, it's over.

Craig: I know you don't trust me, and most of the other people in this town can't stand me either, but you know who I really am. That's why you took my side when you found out that I am Gabriel's father. You know I'd never hurt my own child.

Liberty: How could -- I don't understand. You wanted to kill Gabriel?

Parker: No. No, never. Look, I was mad at him, so I hit him, okay? He had been blackmailing Craig, and Craig was paying him off with money from my trust fund, and he knew that he was doing that. So when I found out how much he had been lying, I wanted to get back at him for it. But not even just for that, for the fact that he was lying to you about who he really was.

Liberty: This is so insane.

Parker: Look, I hated keeping the secret, but I never wanted Gabriel to get hurt the way that he did.

Liberty: He could have died, Parker! Okay, he still could!

Parker: I know! I know that! That's why I came down here and told the truth.

Janet: Liberty.

Liberty: Mom, what's -- what's going on?

Janet: Something's happened.

Carly: You're not gonna believe this.

Parker: Mom, what -- what is it now?

Jack: Gabriel's awake.

[Liberty sighs]

Liberty: Thank God.

Carly: And when he woke up, the first thing he said is that Craig is responsible for what happened to him.

Parker: Wait. Wait, that -- that doesn't make any sense. I'm sorry, but I don't understand. Does he not remember the fight that we had before the fire?

Carly: He remembers, but he also remembers waking up after you hit him, and he says that Craig was there and he's the one who knocked him out before he set the fire.

Parker: What does that mean?

Carly: It means this is over, Sweetheart. You're coming home.

Parker: That's it? It's over?

Carly: It's over.

Parker: It's over? Then nothing? No trial? Nothing?

Jack: Margo cleared you to leave.

Carly: I told you, all that guilt you were feeling, it wasn't your fault.

Parker: Can I -- can I talk to you for a minute? Are you okay?

Liberty: I'm totally freaked out.

Parker: Yeah, I know. Me too.

Liberty: But now you think we just go back to normal?

Parker: I don't know.

Liberty: You think that just because Gabriel told them that Craig was the one who left him there to die that what you did before that doesn't count?

Parker: No.

Liberty: You were mad enough at him to fight with him.

Parker: He was stealing from me, Liberty.

Liberty: And you thought he was moving in on me, so you got all macho and punched him out.

Parker: No, no. But is that what's bothering you?

Liberty: What's bothering me is that you lied to me about it and everyone else.

Parker: I didn't want to lie.

Liberty: But you did. The whole time Gabriel was in the hospital fighting for his life.

Parker: I didn't know what else to do.

Liberty: But now that you're off the hook, it's all better?

Parker: No. Look, I'm sorry, okay?

Liberty: Well, I'm sorry you didn't trust me enough to tell me the truth.

Carly: Hey, Sweetheart. Let's get you home, okay?

Parker: Yeah. Actually, I rode my bike here.

Carly: Well, that's okay. We can throw it in the car.

Parker: No. No. I need some time to think. See you at home.

Carly: Are you two okay?

Liberty: I'm just glad Gabriel's awake.

Jack: I'll call you later, all right?

Janet: Yeah.

Jack: Thanks for hanging with me today.

Janet: Sure.

Jack: Liberty, Parker did everything he could. That's all I can say.

Janet: Are you okay?

Liberty: I don't want to talk about it. Can we just get out of here?

Janet: Absolutely. Let's go.

Liberty: Okay.

Margo: Yes, I know you. I know that I have been making excuses for you the better part of our adult life, but no more. Not after this.

Craig: You've got to hear me, Margo. I didn't do anything to Gabriel.

Margo: You left him to die in a fire that you started after you knocked him out.

Craig: He's lying.

Margo: Why? Your son doesn't have any reason to lie about what happened to him.

Craig: He has every reason to lie.

Margo: No.

Craig: He's angry, he's hurt. He's mad at me for hurting his mother and for not being someone other than who I am, but that does not give him the right to send me to jail for something I did not do.

Margo: Gabriel gave his statement to me, remember? I was in the room. He did not waver. From now on, whatever happens to you is up to the D.A.

Craig: They'll charge me with attempted murder. You have to let me talk to him.

Margo: What?

Craig: Take me to the hospital and let me talk to Gabriel.

Margo: So you can talk him out of his statement?

Craig: No. To talk him out of trying to ruin my life because he thinks I deserve it.

Margo: Oh, Craig. You know, if you were going on like this with any other cop, if I wasn't your sister --

Craig: But you are. You are my sister, and I know you think I only make the wrong choices, but not this time. Margo, I swear to you, I did not do anything to hurt Gabriel.

Margo: I got to get you to the station. They're waiting for you.

Craig: Margo, please.

Margo: God help you, Craig. You're on your own.

[Engine turns over]

Carly: Parker, I think you broke a land-speed record on that bike.

Parker: Yeah. Yeah, I just needed some time to think. What exactly happened with Craig and Gabriel?

Jack: Well -- well, I wasn't there, but from what Margo told me, she and Craig went to see Gabriel when he woke up, and he said that Craig was the one to leave him there in the building when the fire started.

Parker: Wow. I can't believe it.

Carly: I can't either, but it's true. So, how are things with you and Liberty?

Parker: Fine.

Carly: Really? 'Cause it seemed like you two might have been arguing.

Parker: No. No, forget it. It was nothing.

Carly: Okay. Say, how about I make your favorite dinner to celebrate? You should go up and have a shower and rest a bit. It's been a very long day.

Parker: Okay.

Jack: Are you okay, Buddy?

Parker: Yeah, but I wasn't lying before.

Jack: About what?

Parker: When I said I want you and Mom to be okay.

Jack: Not sure what we did to deserve him.

Carly: I don't know. I didn't think it was gonna turn out this way.

Jack: No, neither did I. Parker, he's the one that shines through in all this.

Carly: Because he confessed.

Jack: Well, it matters, Carly. Telling the truth always matters, and I know you can't stand that I feel that way --

Carly: Hey, you are who you are. The truth matters more than anything to you.

Jack: I'm just concerned about him. I hope he's okay.

Carly: Oh, he's just tired. Once he gets out of the shower, he's gonna realize how hungry he is. So I'm gonna start his supper. Would you like to stay and join us?

Jack: I would, but I should probably head back to the station.

Carly: I thought you were off the case.

Jack: I am. Just, I'm not quite done with it yet. I'll see you later.

Carly: Okay.

[Door closes]

Liberty: This is huge, Mom.

Janet: You look like you could use it. So, what's going on?

Liberty: Parker.

Janet: You two looked upset at the station.

Liberty: How could he keep this from me?

Janet: He kept it from everybody.

Liberty: But we're so close. We're, like, best friends.

Janet: I think he wants to be more than friends.

Liberty: He is so jealous of me and Gabriel, Mom, and nothing is even going on with us.

Janet: He's just threatened by Gabriel. That's all.

Liberty: So he had to punch him out?

Janet: I think it was more about Craig and the money.

Liberty: I know, but still --

Janet: Tell me something. What bothers you more, the fact that Parker kept this from you or that he got into a fight with Gabriel over you?

Liberty: Both.

Janet: He made a mistake. He cares about you. But I don't think it was all his fault.

Liberty: 'Cause he was so scared?

Janet: I think he felt caught.

Liberty: I really upset him.

Janet: Honey, he'll get over it, okay? Maybe you two need to spend a little time apart.

Liberty: Why does everything have to be so hard?

Janet: I know, right? Do you want something to eat? Are you hungry? I can get you something.

Liberty: No, I'm not hungry. Visiting hours are still on, right?

Janet: You want to go to the hospital?

Liberty: Gabriel's awake. Maybe they'll let me talk to him for a few minutes.

Janet: I don't think so.

Liberty: You don't think they'll let me see him yet?

Janet: I don't think you should see him.

Lily: So, as much as you think Craig abandoned you, he didnít.

Gabriel: Yeah, well, he ditched my mother.

Lily: But he didn't know that she was pregnant. My mother, Sierra and I, we kept that from him for years at your mother's request. Gabriel, I am sorry more than I can say, but it's the truth.

Gabriel: Craig used my mother, and he dumped her and never thought about her again.

Lily: I can tell that you loved her very much and you feel very protective of her, and that's admirable. Any mother would be proud to have a son like you. But here's the thing. In a relationship, stuff happens, and then it's kind of up to the two people in the relationship to decide whether or not they want to forgive each other or not, you know?

Gabriel: Yeah, well, she never even had the chance to think about that.

Lily: I am sorry.

Gabriel: I mean, they said the cancer killed her, but I think she had a broken heart.

Lily: And you blame Craig for that.

Gabriel: I always will. Why are you here? Why do you want me to forgive him?

Lily: You may always blame Craig for what happened to your mother, and that's your right. I will always blame myself for not giving him the chance to make it right with you.

Gabriel: Okay. So, what are you gonna do?

Lily: I'm gonna try to make it up to you.

Gabriel: Oh, yeah. How could you possibly do that?

Lily: I can help you, Gabriel, but you have to let go of your pride and let me.

Margo: He's all yours.

Craig: Margo --

Margo: No, no. I'm done, Craig. I'm gonna go talk to the district attorney.

Craig: So this is how it ends for us?

Margo: You did this to yourself.

Craig: Look, are these really necessary?

Jack: Oh, I think they are, and if I didn't think I'd end up under the bright lights of I.A., I'd hang you out the window with shackles on your ankles.

Craig: Look, I know what you think you've heard, Jack.

Jack: So -- okay. So, Gabriel wakes up. He points a finger at you, and he's the one who's lying?

Craig: Yes.

Jack: So you didn't try to pawn off what you did on my son?

Craig: Gabriel has it in for me. He came to town with a vendetta against me, but you know this already.

Jack: You're the one who's the victim in all this.

Craig: In a word, yes, I am.

Jack: So, when you tried to feed Parker this baloney about him being responsible for trying to kill someone, specifically your son, you were the one who was hurt in all this, right?

Craig: All I can tell you is that Gabriel is lying. He's made this whole thing up.

Jack: Well, what else would you tell me, Craig?

Craig: Look, I know you think that about me.

Jack: You almost ruined Parker's life, you almost killed your own son, and if I could, I'd kill you myself, you lousy son of a bitch.

Janet: I know you're worried about Gabriel.

Liberty: But now that he's awake, I should just forget about it?

Janet: No, no, no. That's not what I meant.

Liberty: You don't want me to be friends with him.

Janet: Sweetie, he's blackmailing his father out of Parker's inheritance. That's a little messed up.

Liberty: Well, I think there's more to it than we know.

Janet: I'm sure there is.

Liberty: Gabriel's a good person, Mom. He's just in trouble and has no one in the world on his side right now.

Janet: I just don't know how you could make this better for him.

Liberty: You know what it's like to feel like there's no one you can count on, Mom, especially your parents.

Janet: Yes, I do.

Liberty: I can't let that happen to Gabriel, okay? I just canít.

[Gabriel coughs]

Gabriel: Okay, I'm tired. Okay, and I don't want any charity from anyone.

Lily: This isn't charity, Gabriel.

Gabriel: Okay. Well, then you're trying to ease your guilty conscience or whatever. Either way, I'm not interested.

Lily: What are you gonna do when the doctors tell you you're ready to be released from here?

Gabriel: What do you mean?

Lily: You are facing blackmailing charges, and you're gonna have to fight them, and you are going to need a place to stay during that.

Gabriel: I have a place.

Lily: The Lakeview? You paid for that room with stolen money. I'm pretty sure that well has dried up.

Gabriel: Fine. So, what's your point?

Lily: I want you to stay with me -- with me and my family.

Gabriel: [Chuckles] Are you serious? I mean, I'm a blackmailer, remember? You really want me around your kids?

Lily: I don't think you're a blackmailer, Gabriel. I think you were just trying to get close to your father. It's just a backwards way of trying to create a relationship.

Gabriel: Why are you doing this?

Lily: I owe you. Look, I've got a huge house. I've got plenty of room, and I will be there to help you get through whatever comes next.

Gabriel: Why? 'Cause you feel guilty?

Lily: Because it's the right thing to do. Now rest up. Feel better. I'll have a room waiting for you.

Carly: Ah, you look much better.

Parker: Yeah. You were right. It helped.

Carly: Good. Okay. Well, mac and cheese, skirt steak, and garlic bread.

Parker: Thank you.

Carly: You're welcome. Come here. I know that you're sick of me doing this, but I'm just so relieved that this is over.

Parker: Yeah. Mom, I know. I feel like I'm in a completely different world. An hour ago, I thought I was gonna be in jail, but now I'm at home, you're cooking me dinner, I'm worrying about my lit homework.

Carly: I'll bet you've never been so happy about homework, huh?

Parker: Yeah. Can I ask you something?

Carly: Sure, anything.

Parker: Well, I know you're really happy about me.

Carly: Ecstatic, yes.

Parker: Yes. But Craig's gonna be arrested for trying to murder his own son, and you were going to marry him. Aren't you freaked out?

Carly: I was freaked out when I thought you were gonna have to go on trial for something you didn't do.

Parker: But it is Craig.

Carly: And he did this to himself.

Parker: I know, but we were really tight there for a little while. I just don't see how he could sell me out like this.

Carly: Parker, one thing you have to realize about him, Craig only cares about Craig. Just let it go. Don't ask questions. We should be grateful that Gabriel woke up and told the truth about what happened. We're very lucky.

Cop: Detective Snyder. Don't do this.

Jack: It's good.

Craig: I know that you and Margo think the evidence is staring you right in the face, but she knows me. You know me. You have to think this through before you throw me to the wolves.

Jack: Gabriel woke up. He looked you right in the eyes, and he told the chief of detectives, your sister, that you tried to kill him, and she believed him.

Craig: That's because he's trying to get back at me for not being there for him.

Jack: You have every reason for wanting him dead, Craig!

Craig: Okay, okay, okay. Let's do this your way. I tried to kill my own son, all right? Horrific enough for you? But would I let Parker take the blame?

Jack: Absolutely. To save your own skin?

Craig: That's where you have blinders on. You're not looking at the history. I could never let Parker take the fall for this.

Jack: You have never given me any reason to think otherwise.

Craig: I have the most obvious, clear reason in the world.

Jack: And what is that?

Craig: I love his mother! I love Carly, and I know I've lost her, but I could never let her go through something like that. I couldn't stand back and watch her suffer the pain that she would feel while her son is marched off for prison for something he didn't do. And if you think I could do that, then you're a bigger meathead than I thought.

Margo: Jack, what are you doing here? You're off this case.

Jack: No, I know. I just had a -- had a few questions to ask Craig.

Margo: You know better than that. Take him down to booking now.

Craig: You think about what I said. You think long and hard.

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Vienna: There's no reason why we can't have a little bit of fun.

Casey: So, you just want me to be your boy toy.

Vienna: We both just want to have a good time. Is that a problem for you?

Meg: We're here.

Emily: Why? For what?

Meg: Just so you know, I had nothing to do with this.

Emily: Excuse me. Will somebody please tell me what the hell's going on here?

Chris: I have a date with Alison.

Katie: Really?

Chris: Yeah.

Katie: When?

Chris: Today. Yeah, all your hard work paid off. Oh!


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