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As The World Turns Transcript Thursday 6/10/10

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Janet: All right. There we go. How's that feel? Comfy? Yeah? All righty! Anjelica's waiting for you at the elevator. Have fun. Hey, yo, Aquaman, come here. What about a kiss? Mwah! Okay, bye.

Dusty: You're really good with him.

Janet: Ah, he makes it easy.

Dusty: So, how'd you get Craig to let me be his guardian?

Janet: Simple -- I'm not you.

Dusty: Well, I owe ya. I'd like to pay it back.

Janet: Okay. How about a kid for a kid? Liberty is knocking herself out, trying to get all of her schoolwork finished so that she can graduate with her class tomorrow. But she didn't sleep last night, and I'm really afraid that the stress is going to make her sick again.

Dusty: It's just one more day, Janet.

Janet: Yeah, okay, listen. I used to say that, too, right? And then my daughter got cancer. So there's no such thing as "One more day." So I say that she stay healthy, go to summer school, and get her diploma in the fall, but she won't listen to me. So I really need your help on this, okay?

Dusty: You really want my advice? You got to listen to me and lighten up.

Liberty: Unless this latte is laced with smart juice, it's not going to help.

Parker: You look pretty stressed out.

Liberty: I have one day to take all of my exams and write an English paper. If I don't pass everything, I'm not going to graduate tomorrow. And I don't want to be the loser who gets left behind.

Gabriel: What do you -- what do you want?

Lucinda: Oh. Cooperation. Good morning. Let's go. Now!

Craig: Well, what'd you find out?

Guard: Well, your case goes before the grand jury anytime now.

Craig: You mean like today?

Guard: Today, tomorrow, next week. Who knows? [Laughs]

Craig: Look, does your friend in the D.A.'s office think I'm going to be indicted?

Guard: If your own kid's swearing you tried to kill him, you don't need a psychic to answer that one.

Carly: Hello.

[Laughing]

Carly: What is going on? You look like the cat who ate the canary.

Molly: I said yes!

Carly: You said yes?

Molly: Yes.

Carly: You -- you accepted Holden's proposal!

Molly: Yes! Can you believe it?! I'm getting married!

Carly: Oh, that's great!

Holden: Molly accepted my proposal. We're getting married. I don't know when. We haven't, uh, set a date or we don't have a place yet. But I just wanted you to know. I wanted you to hear it from me. I know you haven't told the kids yet. If you want me to do it, I -- I will. Or we can do it together. You okay?

Lily: Yeah, I'm fine. Congratulations.

Holden: Thank you.

Lily: Holden, are you sure about this, considering how this proposal came about?

Dooley: Hello, Detective Snyder.

Jack: Sheriff Dooley. Are you here about the shooting at the Old Mill?

Dooley: I got your message about the extenuating circumstances of the case?

Jack: Yeah. I'm sorry. I know it's not my jurisdiction.

Dooley: No, its fine, Jack. I'm glad you called. Uh, you say you knew both the shooter and the victim?

Jack: Well, I didn't know Whitman very well, but Molly Conlan -- I've known her for years. She's my ex-wife's cousin.

Dooley: So I gather. Look, Jack, there are a few things about the shooting that didn't make it into my report, if you get my drift.

Holden: Molly -- she was terrified about what happened with Silas.

Lily: Of course she was. I'm just saying, proposing marriage in the middle of this nightmare -- maybe it's not the best move.

Holden: You know, I might have said the same thing to you when you agreed to marry Damian, if I hadn't been dead.

Lily: Yes, I thought you were dead. And we both know how that ended up.

Holden: All right look, the big difference here is I'm single, and Molly -- she's very important to me. You know what? I didn't actually realize that until I almost just lost her.

Lily: But you're already living together. What's the rush? I mean, you don't want to let fear force you into making a decision that you can't change, Holden. I did that with Damian, and I can never take it back.

Holden: Lily, it's not the same. It's not even close.

Jack: What's on your mind, Sheriff?

Dooley: Your friend was carrying when she went to meet the congressman.

Jack: Ex-congressman. And the gun was licensed. That's in your report.

Dooley: The gun is not the issue, Detective. Would have been a clear-cut case of self-defense if I hadn't found this in the trunk of the Vic's car.

Jack: Did you watch it?

Dooley: The first 30 seconds. It's a DVD of Ms. Conlan and the late congressman having sex. I don't know if you're aware, but uh, our D.A.'s running for re-election in November, and he's looking for some good press. If he gets a hold of this, your friend's case might wind up looking a lot more interesting than simple self-defense.

Molly: A part of me can't believe that it's really happening. I mean, Holden.

[Both laughing]

Molly: After all these years.

Carly: And Abigail -- she's going to love this.

Molly: I know, and I can't even call her yet, because it's so early out in California. And unfortunately, she wakes up like her mom, not at the crack of dawn like a Snyder. Oh, my God, I'm so happy, I can't even see straight. I love him so much. I think I always have.

Carly: Yeah. You know, I feel that way about Jack. It's just been so long since we've had any peace in our relationship.

Molly: Oh.

Carly: I think I'm envious of you. Is that wrong?

Molly: A little. No, things are going to work out for you guys. I feel it.

Carly: Maybe. In the meantime, I'm just going to be happy for you.

[Both laugh]

Molly: Oh, my God. I'm smiling so much my face hurts.

Carly: Your face hurts me, too.

[Both laugh]

Carly: Hey, you know what? I don't want to bring up a sore subject, but does Lily know about this?

Molly: Holden's telling her right now.

Carly: I can't imagine she's taking it very well.

Molly: Well, that's her problem. I don't mean to be a witch about it.

Carly: No, it's okay. Lily's my friend, but she took Holden for granted. And now that Damian's gone, she expects him to come running back to her.

Molly: Holden's not an option for Lily anymore. You know -- maybe knowing that will give her a little bit of relief.

Carly: Or not.

Holden: Lily, this is not a sudden decision. Molly and I -- we've known each other for a very long time. We have a daughter together.

Lily: Yes, but she just killed her ex-lover. You don't think that affects the way the two of you are feeling?

Holden: All right, stop. I know this is awkward, okay? I'm not going to lie to you. Molly and I -- we've been very close for a very long time.

Lily: Yeah. You haven't kept that a secret.

Holden: But you're still going to be a very important part of me. That will never change.

Lily: I don't know if Molly will like that.

Holden: She knows how it is between us.

Lily: I'm sure she does.

Holden: Okay, this is going to sound really strange, but if I had your blessing, it would mean the world to me.

Lily: You have it. I wish you both the best. Only good things from now on.

Holden: Thank you. Um, we should tell the kids together, just you and me.

Lily: Yeah, yeah. Sounds like a plan.

Holden: Thanks.

Lucinda: I'd like to know what your future plans are, young man.

Gabriel: Well, I don't usually like to think too much after lunch, so --

Lucinda: Please don't waste cute on me. I'm immune. I made an extremely generous offer to pay your way out of town.

Gabriel: Okay, well, I have to testify for Craig's trial, and there -- there hasn't even been a date yet.

Lucinda: That's easy to handle. Talk to the D.A., get you deposed. Sign the papers, cash the checks, and you disappear.

Gabriel: Why do you want me to leave so badly?

Lucinda: The question before the board is what is keeping you here. Is it that young lady that I saw you spying on?

Gabriel: No.

Lucinda: Because if that's the case, let me give you some sage advice. Get over it.

Liberty: When I was in chemo and radiation, stuck inside that plastic bubble, I had to force myself to think about what I was going to do when I got out, you know? And graduation was the big day. Had it marked on my calendar. I counted off all the weeks. I kept trying to do my schoolwork even when I felt lousy.

Parker: Yeah, I know. See, I was -- I was there, remember?

Liberty: Yeah. I know, and you did so much for me. But I had to find my own reasons not to give up. And I sort of feel like if I don't do this, if I wimp out and don't graduate when I'm so close, it's like letting cancer take another chunk out of me. And -- [Sighs] I don't know how much of me is left after this last year.

Parker: Cancer made you stronger, okay?

Liberty: Okay. Before he died, my dad had this calendar at work, and graduation day was circled in red, and he had my name written in huge letters on top of it.

Parker: Okay, but I think he would understand if you waited until the fall.

Liberty: Sure, if he were here. But he's not. And he's going to be looking down on me tomorrow, and I don't want to disappoint him.

Parker: Okay. Okay, then let's do this. What can I do to help?

Liberty: You can't fix this for me, Parker. I have to do this myself.

Janet: "Lighten up"? This is my daughter's life we're talking about here.

Dusty: It's her graduation. If she's got to put in one more night of work, it's not going to kill her.

Janet: How do you know?

Dusty: Because she's healthy. That's why.

Janet: What if she gets overtired?

Dusty: Well, then, she'll take a nap like every other kid. It's part of growing up.

Janet: For normal kids maybe, yeah.

Dusty: Well, you're not letting her be normal. That's the truth. She had a rough go of it, but that's over now. She wants to push herself to graduate with her class one more night, let her try. Hey --

Janet: Hey.

Dusty: What's going on with you?

Janet: You're going to think I'm terrible.

Dusty: Well, try me.

Janet: I don't want Liberty to graduate.

Dusty: What do you mean? I don't get it.

Janet: She wants to go to college in New York, Dusty. She's going to leave me. And it's been just the two of us for so long, I don't know who I am without her.

Dusty: I do.

Janet: Especially after the past few months. I almost lost her. And now that I have her back, it's -- it's just too early to let her go again. And before you say it, I know I'm being selfish.

Dusty: No. You're being normal.

Janet: Normal parents don't wish and pray for their kids not to graduate.

Dusty: You prayed about it?

Janet: I pray about everything.

Dusty: Well, what did God say?

Janet: He said I'm being a hypocrite 'cause I was so hard on her when she wanted to drop out after Brad died. And now that's exactly what I want her to do.

Dusty: Well, then, it's a good thing teenagers don't listen to their parents. You're not going to lose Liberty when she goes to college. She's crazy about you. You know that.

Janet: She doesn't need me anymore. I don't think I can handle that.

[Knock on door]

Parker: Hey, um, Liberty needs our help, fast.

Jack: Molly had a very public relationship with the congressman. All anyone has to do is search their names on the web and they'll get more than what they bargained for.

Dooley: But the fact that Whitman brought a sex DVD with him begs the question, was there blackmail involved?

Jack: It doesn't matter. He lured Molly up there and tried to rape her. She was right to defend herself the way she did.

Dooley: I'm just saying --

Jack: No, I'm -- let me finish. This wasn't the first time that Whitman tried to attack Molly. He tried to have her killed in New York, and then he got off on a technicality.

Dooley: These things happen.

Jack: It may be, but the point is, Molly knew him, and she was scared enough to bring a gun along with her. And as it turns out, she was right to do so.

Dooley: I hear you, Jack, but the problem is this DVD.

Jack: [Sighs] It's not evidence. It's not going to change the outcome. I think Molly deserves to have that back.

Dooley: Okay. I'll sign off on this if you will.

Jack: Consider it done. Thank you.

Liberty: Parker Snyder, you know I'm totally freaked out. What are you thinking, leaving me some crazy message to meet you at Java? I swear, if this is not important -- oh, no. Who died?

Parker: Nobody.

Liberty: Seriously, what's going on?

Parker: We're going to help you get your work done so you can graduate tomorrow.

Gabriel: I don't know where you get off thinking that you own me.

Lucinda: I paid you very generously to accuse Craig of leaving you in the fire to die.

Gabriel: Right. Which I did.

Lucinda: Yes, you did. You did a very good job of that. However, if you linger and hover around Oakdale forever, there will be time for others -- the police, Jack, my daughter, even Craig -- to ask more questions. Ergo, you need to leave, and as soon as possible. So take the money and go.

Gabriel: Relax, all right? I'm not going to change my story.

Lucinda: Well, I'm not sure that I -- I can take that chance.

Gabriel: You can't make me leave.

Lucinda: I'm going to pretend you never said that. Come on, Darling. Don't be so foolish over a girl. Nothing for you here.

Johnny: That's my brother!

Gabriel: Ooh. [Laughs] Hey, Johnny. What, are you going swimming or something?

Johnny: Do you know how to swim?

Gabriel: Yeah. Uh, I'm okay.

Johnny: When Daddy gets out of jail, we can all go. Will you come with me to visit him?

Molly: [Laughs] There are so many choices. Well, you know what looks good on me.

Carly: Yeah. Just about everything.

Molly: Hardly. But I think I should leave the whole design thing up to you. Abigail will want to weigh in, of course, but I think if I don't put her in pink, she'll be okay. Carly, I want her to be involved in this from beginning to end.

Carly: And she'll want to be. Her parents are finally getting married.

Molly: I am so not used to hearing those words.

[Doorbell rings]

Molly: Aah! It's Holden. He said he was going to pick me up when he was done with Lily.

Carly: Oh. Where's your car?

Molly: It's evidence, believe it or not. Who knows when I'll get it back. Are we all good?

Holden: All good.

Molly: I love you.

Carly: Unhand that man! So I can thank him for making an honest woman out of you. Oh, I'm so happy for you. You know that?

Holden: Thank you.

[Knock at door]

Jack: There's a party going on in here.

[Molly chuckles]

Carly: Hi. I didn't expect you.

Jack: Actually, I was trying to track down Molly.

Holden: Hey, Jack.

Molly: You want to tell him?

Jack: Tell me what?

Molly: Holden and I are officially engaged.

Jack: Wha -- that's great news! Congratulations.

Molly: Thank you.

Jack: Hey.

Molly: What? Where did you get this?

Jack: LaSalle county sheriffs found it in Whitman's car.

Carly: What's going on?

Jack: It's just a DVD. Nothing to worry about.

Molly: Its okay, Jack. Carly knows all about Silas.

Jack: Well, it's -- it's over now. No sense in dredging it all up.

Carly: So, why are you involved in the case?

Jack: I'm -- I'm not. I know someone in the LaSalle county sheriff's office. He came to me about a couple things.

Carly: What things?

Jack: Professional courtesy, Carly. Don't worry about it. That thing's not going to come to bite you anytime soon.

Molly: Thank you so much, Jack. Yeah, we should get out of here, because I want to call Abigail and give her the good news before she has to go to work.

Jack: Hey, congratulations again. I'm really happy for both of you.

Molly: Thanks.

Holden: Thanks, Jack.

Molly: Oh, Carly, I'll call you about the dress and everything.

Jack: Well, I should get back to the station.

Carly: Wait. What was that all about?

Jack: Nothing.

Carly: Didn't seem like nothing to me.

Jack: Please, Carly, don't make this into something it's not.

Carly: Whatever was going on between the three of you, it seemed an awful lot to me like a cover-up.

Jack: It's not.

Carly: But it couldn't possibly be that, right? Because why would you go out on a limb for Molly when you wouldn't even consider doing such a thing for your own son?

Parker: Okay, so, I'm going to help you study Calculus. And because Mac is a complete Chem nerd --

Janet: Hey, hey, that's not nice!

Mac: It's okay. I am a Chem nerd, and proud of it. I'll quiz you for the exam.

Parker: Um, Dusty claims to be some kind of history buff, so I'm going to let him handle U.S. History for you.

Liberty: Really?

[Laughter]

Dusty: Don't act so surprised, kid.

Janet: You know, he stays up and watches those black-and-white documentaries sometimes until 5:00 A.M.

Liberty: Cool.

Janet: Yeah. And then I am going to help you with your English paper, because that was my best subject in high school.

Liberty: I can't believe you're doing this. Thank you all so much.

Parker: Well, you can thank us after you graduate, okay? Right now you have studying to do. And, um, your -- your paper's supposed to be about a sonnet, right?

Liberty: Yeah. Shakespeare.

Janet: Great! Shakespeare is my specialty.

Liberty: [Chuckles] I don't know, you guys. I appreciate all the help, but there are four of you and one of me, and my brain already hurts. I'm never going to get it all done in time.

Parker: Hey, since when do you give up so easily, okay? Come on, Liberty, we're going to help you pull through this.

Liberty: Okay. So, who's up first?

Guard: You got a visitor.

Gabriel: Do you have to be here, or can we talk in private?

Craig: Look at this. Johnny gave it to me a few days ago. It's supposed to be a family outing. See, this -- this is a Cubs game, and this is the back wall at Wrigley field. It's -- it's covered with ivy, so they're always losing balls.

Gabriel: Yeah, yeah, yeah. I've seen it on TV.

Craig: Well, I just wanted you to see. He, uh -- he included you in the picture. He already thinks of you as family.

Gabriel: Shut up, shut up.

Craig: I just want you to understand how Johnny feels.

Gabriel: I don't care. Okay, stop using the kid against me. It's not fair to him. It's not going to make me change my mind, okay? I'm not changing my story.

Craig: Your story is a lie, and we both know it. Gabriel, you're punishing me for something I didn't do. It was your mother that kept us apart from each other.

Gabriel: No, no, no, no.

Craig: There's nothing --

Gabriel: Don't you dare say anything bad about my mother!

Craig: Right, I'm sorry. I'm sorry, but -- you deserve to know who your father was while you were growing up. Now, I can't do anything about that, but I -- I am here now.

Gabriel: Okay, okay. And that's supposed to mean something to me?

Craig: You have to tell them that you made a false statement. Say that you were mad at me. Say you were confused. I don't care. But tell them the truth. Tell them that I'm not the one that attacked you and they'll let me out of here.

Gabriel: Yeah. And then what?

Craig: Then we can start over.

Lucinda: Hi, Honey. I think we need some fun around here. I think we should go away for a couple of days. I've just got you the most amazing, dynamite bathing suit. And if you want massages, well, we can do that kind of thing. What's the matter? Turn around. Oh! What's happened?

Lily: She said yes. Holden and Molly are getting married.

Lucinda: That's ridiculous. Molly knows better than that. She couldn't say yes. It won't last past the cutting of the wedding cake.

Lily: We'll see.

Lucinda: No, we won't! We won't, because it's not going to happen.

Lily: It's happening, Mother, and there's nothing I can do to stop it.

Lucinda: Like hell there isn't. Honey, you've got four children with him. What -- what can this man possibly be thinking?

Lily: Well, you'll have to ask him. You asked me why I'm upset. This is why I'm upset.

Lucinda: Oh, Honey -- oh, Baby, I'm sorry. I'm sorry. Oh!

Lily: I don't know why I'm surprised. I mean, he's been living with her for months. It's just the reality of it, it's so hard to take.

Lucinda: It's not reality. That's why. It's lunacy. I mean, what man asks a woman to marry after she just popped a couple of slugs in her lover's breast.

Lily: Mother, don't make a joke of this. That man attacked her. She was defending herself.

Lucinda: That's the official story. Okay, okay, I'm sorry. Uh, it was self-defense. Fine. And I have sympathy for her traumatic experience. But, Darling, Molly doesn't need Holden to protect her.

Lily: And I do?

Lucinda: Yeah. You know what I mean, Darling. He -- he's just running to her rescue. You know, and he should know better, because she's not the love of his life. You are.

Lily: Not anymore.

Lucinda: I don't know. There's something wrong here, and I -- I don't get it. Something's fishy. Something's wrong.

Lily: Mother, Holden doesn't lie, okay? He's not going to start now.

Lucinda: Yeah, well, maybe this isn't technically lying.

Lily: Look, there's no point speculating Holden's reasons for proposing to Molly, all right? There's no reason for us to go down that road.

Lucinda: Baby, you know I'm right.

Lily: Look, even if you were, okay, what, am I -- what, am I going to blackmail Holden into getting back together with me?

Lucinda: No, Darling, that would not be a good idea, because you're no good at blackmail. I, on the other hand --

Lily: No, no. Don't you dare. Don't you get involved in this.

Lucinda: I won't! Not officially. I would like to have a conversation though with the investigating officer.

Gabriel: Forget it, okay? I'm not retracting my statement. And I don't want to start over. No matter how many times you say it, we are not family.

Craig: You may feel that way, but Johnny doesn't. He's thrilled to have a big brother.

Gabriel: I told you, don't bring the kid into this, okay?

Craig: Johnny is the most important thing in the world to me. And for some inexplicable reason, he loves me, and he wants me to come home.

Gabriel: He's just young. He doesn't know any better. He'll learn.

Craig: Look, I get why you can't stand me. I hate myself most of the time. But I look at Johnny, and I -- I think, "Well, I can't be all bad if he thinks I'm worth having around."

Gabriel: No, that doesn't prove anything.

Craig: Look, I'm not asking you to like me, but I am your father. And we may never have another chance to get to know each other.

Gabriel: Who says that I'm interested?

Craig: Maybe you're not. But you're here. And I'm interested in finding out about you. I asked around when you were in the hospital. Liberty Ciccone thinks you're a great guy.

Gabriel: All right, I didn't come here to get all touchy-feely. Okay, I came here to say stop using Johnny as a wingman.

Craig: He needs family, especially if I'm not going to be around.

Gabriel: Damn it. You're doing it again. And Ms. Walsh was right. I'm really glad that you didn't raise me.

Craig: What else did Ms. Walsh tell you?

Gabriel: Nothing. It's the whole town. They all think you're a lowlife. And you know what? So do I.

Liberty: Thank you so much for helping me cram for Chemistry. I think I might actually pass.

Mac: You're going to ace it. I'll see you.

Liberty: Okay, bye. Okay, one down. Uh, I guess I should move on to the English paper, right? Mom, what's wrong?

Janet: I've read this thing like 15 times. I have no idea what he's saying. I'm so sorry. I guess I'm not as good as I thought I was.

Liberty: It's okay. Shakespeare is confusing.

Janet: No, it's not okay! I'm supposed to be helping you, and I'm letting you down.

Dusty: Let me see.

Janet: Good luck.

Dusty: "When in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes, I all alone beweep --" blah, blah, blah, blah.

[Janet chuckles]

Dusty: Here we go. "Like to the lark at break of day arising."

Janet: Yeah, that's Greek, right?

Dusty: No. This depressed guy in the poem thinks of his woman, and he sees light. He thinks of being with her, and he's happy.

Janet: How did you get that?

Dusty: "Happily I think on thee, and then my state." Parker, you get it?

Parker: No.

Dusty: Listen to the ending here. "For thy sweet love remembered such wealth brings, that then I scorn to change my place with kings." He's saying he's so in love with this woman, he wouldn't trade places with a king, that the only thing that really matters is being with her.

Parker: Get a room, please.

[Laughter]

Molly: I am so glad the LaSalle county cops gave Jack that DVD. Oh, my God. Do you think that Silas left any more out there somewhere?

Holden: I hope not. But even if he did, I wouldn't worry about it.

Molly: How can you say that?

Holden: Because I'm going to do everything I can to make sure this doesn't come back to haunt you, and so will Jack.

Molly: Thank you so much. I don't know what I would do without you right now.

Holden: And now that we're getting married, you don't have to worry about that.

Molly: I think we have plenty of things to be concerned about.

Holden: Molly, we have all the DVDs that we know about, and I think we should burn them.

Molly: But they're evidence.

Holden: The only one that the cop knows about is the one that Jack gave us, and he wouldn't have given it to us if it were against the law.

Molly: So it's not evidence?

Holden: No, it's just filth, and I think you should put it behind you.

Molly: Can you?

Holden: I already have. So we just watch them burn up in smoke and start over.

Jack: Are you accusing me of obstructing justice on Molly's behalf?

Carly: It kind of looked that way to me.

Jack: You got to be kidding me.

Carly: And after you gave me such a hard time about Parker.

Jack: Parker's case is completely different, Carly.

Carly: How so?

Jack: Oh, for God's sakes! The pig tried to rape your cousin, so she shot him! And yeah, it was in self-defense, but it was still traumatic.

Carly: Oh, I know it was traumatic. I'm not saying it wasn't traumatic. What I don't understand is this -- this secret club you guys have, the three of you.

Jack: Molly was -- was the victim of a sex crime. Those cases tend to be a bit delicate.

Carly: I love my cousin. I would like to help my cousin. But I can't if I don't know the truth.

Jack: It's not my place to say. But when something like this happened between a man and a woman and there was prior consensual relationship and the relationship changes, well, then the facts tend to get skewed, and not necessarily in favor of the woman.

Carly: So even though Silas was stalking Molly, a jury might find that she brought it on herself because she's a man-stealing whore?

Jack: To put it bluntly, yes.

Carly: And so that DVD --

Jack: Was not for public consumption.

Carly: So you buried the evidence and you gave Molly a free pass when you wouldn't do that for Parker.

[Jack groans]

Carly: You just had to get your hands on that stupid glass angel.

Jack: How can you compare the two?

Carly: Parker is your son! We all know that Craig is guilty. He stole Parker's trust fund. He torched Monte Carlo for the insurance money. These are things that he did intentionally. What Parker did to Gabriel was an accident. So why are Molly and Craig getting the benefit of the doubt while Parker and I are thrown to the wolves!

Jack: Excuse me! You destroyed evidence right in front of me, Carly, and I covered for you. How am I not giving you the benefit of the doubt?

Carly: It didn't have to come to that.

Jack: But it did! I was protecting you, and because of that, I might never find out the truth about what really happened. I think that Gabriel is lying about what Craig did, but because you destroyed evidence, I might never be able to prove it.

Carly: Good. I don't want you to.

Janet: Ooh! There we go. Oh, my gosh! Your lips are turning blue!

Johnny: Really?

Janet: Yes! You better go get out of those wet swim trunks before you turn into a grape popsicle!

[Both laugh]

Janet: What are you laughing at?

Dusty: My man Shakespeare was right.

Janet: Are you trying to charm me into letting you have your way with me.

Dusty: Yes, eventually. It's true. It's true what the poem said. You made the sun come out for me again. I just want you to know that.

Janet: Yeah, well, right back at you.

Dusty: I know things are complicated dealing with me.

Janet: Like the poem said, I wouldn't have it any other way. You know, it's so funny. When I picture how I thought my family would look like when I was younger, it definitely didn't look like this -- my daughter, your son, a baby on the way, and none of them with the same parents. But somehow it seems perfect. I can't wait for the future.

Dusty: Me too.

Liberty: Does that look right?

Parker: Yeah. No, it's perfect. But do you know how you did it?

Liberty: I actually do. I can't believe I am saying this, but I think I'm ready. Between you and Mac, I've got the number stuff down. And after that love speech Dusty gave --

Parker: He's really into your mom, isn't he?

Liberty: Yeah. It's really cool. And the best part is it gave me something to write about.

Parker: You wrote your paper about Dusty?

Liberty: I never told you this, but after my dad died, I decided not to go to college.

Parker: No, I remember that. Your mom went ballistic.

Liberty: But when I changed my mind, I had to write an essay for the application, and everything seemed so stupid compared to what was happening in my real life that I decided to get drunk.

Parker: That's a great idea.

Liberty: Yeah, I know, especially since I got carded. But Dusty was there, and we talked, and he told me it was okay to write about reality. You know, it was okay to be sad, because everyone knows what that's about. So I went home and wrote the essay. And I did the same thing today, except it was like part two. I wrote about my mom being happy after everything that's happened this year.

Parker: Do you think I can read it?

Liberty: Too embarrassing. Besides, I have to turn it in and take my exams. The proctor's meeting me in the library in a few minutes. Don't look now, but I think I might actually be graduating tomorrow, thanks to you.

Parker: Hey, look, all I did was bring people here, okay, and I -- I helped you study for Calculus. But this was all you.

Liberty: That's the thing about you. You don't get how much you help me. You just do it. You've come a long way since you helped me with math back in the day.

Parker: Yeah. Everything's changed.

Craig: Guard? I need to get a message to Lucinda Walsh.

Lily: It's over, Mother. Holden has moved on. I've accepted it, and now you should, too. He's marrying another woman.

Lucinda: Well, you married Damian, and here you are, still pining for Holden.

Lily: It's too late! And you're not making the situation any easier for me to deal with.

Lucinda: I think you should go again to him and tell him how -- what you really feel.

Lily: Been there, done that. The only thing I got was humiliated.

Lucinda: But you can't just let those two get married without a fight, because you'll regret it all the rest of your life.

Lily: I don't have any more fight left in me, not about this.

Lucinda: I don't believe that.

Lily: I'm going to go for a walk. I need some air.

Lucinda: Now?

Lily: Yeah. Do you have a problem with that?

Lucinda: No, no, no. No, Honey. Go for a walk. It will be good for you. Oh --

[Cell phone rings]

Lucinda: Yes. Yes, this is she. A message from Craig Montgomery?

Carly: Why can't you just accept it? Gabriel said that Craig tried to kill him. Craig is in jail, awaiting trial. Case closed.

Jack: Not if he didn't do it. This investigation, Carly, is a complete mess, and you're not helping the situation out at all.

Carly: Somebody has to be on Parker's side.

Jack: That's not just what I mean. Why is everything always a test with you? "How far will Jack go for me? Is he loyal? Who matters more than me?" Why can't you just have faith in me?

Carly: Having faith in you will not keep Parker out of jail.

Jack: You see, Carly? After everything we've been through, you automatically assume you know what I'm thinking. Why would I throw Parker to the wolves?

Carly: I have no idea.

Jack: I wouldn't! I'm trying to do right by Parker and still find out the truth.

Carly: Well, you can't have both, Jack. You're going to have to choose. And if you choose Parker, then you might have to bend the rules a little bit. I know you hate that, but if you want to help him, that's what you're going to have to do.

Jack: Well, it's -- it's out of my hands. All we can do is hope that nothing else comes to light that helps Margo reopen the case.

Carly: You ought to do more than hope.

Parker: What's Dad so upset about?

Carly: Nothing for you to worry about, Sweetheart. Nothing at all.

Jack: Hey, Gabriel, you got a minute?

Gabriel: I guess.

Jack: I want you to come down to the station tomorrow, answer a few more questions about the day of the fire.

Gabriel: Why?

Jack: Just looking for the truth. That's why.

Holden: That's it. All gone. Nobody ever has to know anything about this. So we start over -- right here.

On the next "As the World Turns" --

Carly: Parker did not do anything wrong, Jack.

Jack: Then let me prove it.

Carly: I'd like you to stick to your story.

Jack: You're one hell of a lady, Janet.

Lucinda: What do you want?

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