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As The World Turns Transcript Tuesday 6/15/10

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Margo: Say that again.

Gabriel: Craig didn't try to kill me the day of the fire.

Margo: So you lied?

Gabriel: That's right. I made up the whole story.

Craig: Have I not been telling you I don't belong in jail, that I'm innocent? Gabriel, you have done the right thing.

Margo: Craig --

Craig: I just want to be clear and have it on the record that I did not try to kill my son. I didn't even try to hurt him. It never happened.

Jack: Let the kid talk, Craig.

Craig: Gabriel, I'm proud of you. And this is the beginning of great things for us. I just know it.

Margo: Would you please just stop? So, Craig did not attack you at Monte Carlo before the fire?

Gabriel: No.

Jack: He didn't threaten you in any way?

Margo: Verbally, physically?

Gabriel: He wasn't even there. If he was, I -- I didn't see him.

Margo: So he didn't knock you out and leave you there, as you claimed?

Gabriel: No. Like I said, I made up the whole story.

Margo: And you do realize that lying to an officer in an investigation is a very serious matter?

Gabriel: Yeah. I didn't -- I didn't care.

Jack: So you knew -- you knew what you were doing all along?

Gabriel: Yeah.

Margo: And you did it deliberately?

Gabriel: Yeah.

Craig: At last the truth comes out.

Lucinda: Don't crow too soon! You're not getting out of here, not unless arson and assault are reclassified -

Margo: Do you mind?! Please, please, please! Please, let's just walk through this, all right? You're in the hospital. You're in a coma induced by smoke inhalation. You come to, you get your bearings, and you decide that you were going to accuse your newfound father of trying to kill you.

Gabriel: Yeah. Yeah, that's basically how it went down.

Margo: So sending Craig to jail possibly for life -- that just popped into your head?

Gabriel: Yeah.

Margo: Really? No one popped it in there for you?

Parker: Faith, have you seen Liberty or not?

Faith: No. I haven't seen her or Gabriel.

Parker: You think they're together?

Faith: I didn't say that. I mean, we all saw him run after her after she left the graduation party. But that was hours ago.

Parker: Yeah, it's like she disappeared.

Faith: I'm sure she's somewhere.

Parker: I don't know. She's not returning any of my phone calls or my text messages. I mean, I'm worried about her. So is her mom.

Faith: Maybe she just needs some time to chill.

Parker: With Gabriel?

Faith: I didn't say that.

Parker: It's just she's so mad at me for starting that fight with Gabriel.

Faith: I mean, it wasn't exactly the coolest thing you've ever done.

Parker: Yeah, but you saw the way that he was treating her, okay? I mean, he wouldn't let go of her arm.

Faith: You really hate him, don't you?

Parker: He uses people, okay, and I don't trust him, especially not with Liberty. And I really hope that she's not with him.

Faith: She's not a kid anymore. I mean, she definitely graduated today.

Parker: Is that supposed to be funny?

Faith: I'm just saying, she's probably not doing anything she doesn't want to do. Hey, come on. I have an idea.

Parker: What? No. Where -- where are we going?

Faith: You'll find out. Don't you trust me?

Margo: So, talk to me, Gabriel. Did someone convince you --?

Jack: Pressure you?

Margo: -- To falsely accuse Craig? Now is the time to name names.

Craig: It's hard to believe someone could actually be so vicious.

Lucinda: It would certainly take an individual with extraordinary nerve.

Margo: All right, it was someone. Who was it?

Liberty: You've come this far, and you're doing great. Why stop now?

Craig: She's right, Gabriel. Don't hold back, Son. Tell your Aunt Margo who put you up to this.

Gabriel: No one.

Margo: So this was your idea, yours alone?

Gabriel: I'm not proud of it, but yeah.

Jack: Why?

Gabriel: It was payback.

Margo: For what?

Gabriel: For the way that he treated my mother and all the sick stuff I saw him do -- lying, stealing people's money, messing with people's head like it was a sport. Uh, I wanted to ruin him and see how he liked it.

Jack: Hmm. And what happened on the day of the fire gave you the perfect opportunity, right?

Gabriel: Yeah. All the pieces fit, so --

Jack: And every answer you've given up until now has basically been a lie in all the details -- Craig telling you that you'll never get out of that building alive, the whole thing with the angel, all of it. Gabriel, what really happened?

Gabriel: Parker punched me. I -- I fell. I hit my head. I remember it was hard to breathe. And then everything went to black. I woke up in the hospital. That's all.

Jack: Okay. I guess the -- the one question we have left for you is why? Why change your story now, after you've been lying for so long?

Gabriel: Well, I may be his son, but I don't have to be like him. So that's why I'm telling the truth.

Carly: What makes you think this is the truth?

Jack: Carly --

Carly: Oh, come on. The kid's been lying for weeks. What makes you think he isn't lying now?

Parker: Sage?

Faith: Excellent. I get so sick of people sometimes, you know?

Parker: "Island dream"?

Faith: Remember?

Parker: Uh, no. And I'm really not in the mood to watch a movie right now. In fact, I -- I've got to get going.

Faith: Where?

Parker: To go look for Gabriel.

Faith: You have to stop obsessing over him.

Parker: No, I need to make sure that he's not out there and possibly hurting Liberty. And --

Faith: What?

Parker: I told my mom that I was gonna make him admit that he made up that whole story about Craig trying to kill him.

Faith: You did? She must have freaked.

Parker: Yeah, pretty much. She doesn't think that I should do anything for anybody except for myself.

Faith: Well, it's not bad advice. Look, even if you did find Gabriel and get him to confess everything about the fire, he'd still be helping Craig. Why do that?

Parker: I know, I know. The guy did try to take a lot of money from my trust fund, and he did.

Faith: He stole money from you, Parker. He's a total thief. And guess what else that freak did? He broke out of jail today and tied up my grandmother, bound and gagged her in her office.

Parker: Are you serious?

Faith: I found her myself.

Parker: It seems like everybody in this town's going crazy.

Faith: That's why we need to stay here. Now park yourself, Parker. We have better things to do than worry about what Craig is up to and where Gabriel and Liberty are.

Craig: Stay out of this, Carly.

Carly: Oh, you'd like that, wouldn't you? Because then, as always, you'd get away with what you've done.

Jack: Carly --

Carly: No such luck this time.

Craig: This is none of your business.

Carly: You see, the fact is, no one can really know what the truth is when Craig is involved. I've learned that from experience, as have you.

Craig: Carly, stop it.

Carly: And you. Now all of a sudden, you say that Craig did not try to kill you. What's with the 180?

Craig: What are you suggesting?

Carly: I'm suggesting that you got to Gabriel and you made him change his story.

Craig: I would never do that.

Gabriel: How would he even get to me?

Carly: I think a threat would be the easiest way, especially for Craig.

Craig: Gabriel's my own flesh and blood! I would never force him to do anything.

Carly: Come off it, Craig. We all know you would try to force anybody to do anything to get what you want.

Craig: That is a lie.

Carly: This confession, it may sound good, but can you really trust it, given the fact that Craig is involved?

Margo: That's a very good question.

Craig: Margo --

Carly: Meanwhile, it turns out that Gabriel is a blackmailer and a thief just like his father. What's one more lie on top of all the others he's told?

Gabriel: Okay, look, I'm not lying.

Carly: I do not believe a word out of either one of them.

Craig: You can't take anything she says seriously. How could I get to my own -- I wasn't even able to get to him!

Margo: Well, you did have opportunity. It's in the visitor's log. Gabriel came to see you earlier.

Craig: So I got to him in the few minutes that we had together? That's what you're thinking?

Margo: That's right. What do you say, Gabriel? Are you willing to take a polygraph test?

Gabriel: You mean like a lie detector?

Margo: Yes.

Jack: Margo, I -- I really don't think that's necessary.

Carly: I think it's a great idea. Why not? Gabriel is so big on telling the truth. Let's see if he is.

Jack: Can I talk to you for a minute, in private? It's not a question, really.

Jack: What the hell do you think you're doing?

Carly: You ought to know by now.

Jack: Gabriel's trying to set the record straight, Carly.

Carly: And I'm trying for one last time to protect my son, not that you care.

Jack: Don't give me that.

Carly: Well, I don't see you looking out for him, so I guess it's up to me, as usual.

Faith: Oh, I love this part. What did you do that for?

Parker: 'Cause I really don't feel like watching this.

Faith: You need to warm up. Your house is like a gold mine of junk food.

Parker: No, thank you. I -- I just wonder if they've caught Craig yet.

Faith: Give it a rest, Parker.

Parker: What -- what if he went after Gabriel?

Faith: Why would he do that?

Parker: For the same reasons that I wanted to -- to get him to change his story. I mean, Craig must know that he's lying, and if he's desperate enough to break out of jail --

Faith: Stop worrying.

Parker: No, I'm worried about Liberty. What if she's there and things between Craig and Gabriel get ugly? She could get caught in the middle.

Faith: We're supposed to be trying to get our minds off of that, remember?

Parker: So you're not even a little bit curious? Do you hear me?

Faith: Yes, I hear you. I just think curiosity is overrated.

Parker: What do you even mean by that?

Faith: It means wanting to know something can come back and bite you. Trust me. Sometimes you just need to let things go.

Jack: You blowing up out there -- that's not helping Parker. It's just making people think you're hysterical.

Carly: "People"? You mean you?

Jack: You got to back off.

Carly: Not until I know Parker's safe.

Jack: [Sighs] The truth about Gabriel and Craig was bound to come out, Carly. You got to accept that.

Carly: Why? Because you say so?

Jack: Gabriel's original story would have never held up in court. Tom Hughes would have decimated it in his opening statement.

Carly: In your opinion.

Jack: No. [Laughing] In fact, I've seen a lot of cases go to trial. I'm pretty good at assessing them.

Carly: So how will Parker's case go? 'Cause he could end up in court.

Jack: No, not necessarily! Carly, we got to handle this -- we got to take this as it comes, okay? The truth is finally coming out. We've got to wait and see what happens next.

Carly: Well, you must be very proud that you helped bring the truth to Oakdale once again.

Jack: The only thing I regret about this case is what it's doing to us.

Margo: What do you say, Gabriel? Are you willing to take a poly?

Gabriel: I guess it's cool.

Liberty: You can't fail a lie-detector test when you're telling the truth.

Carly: We'll see about that.

Gabriel: Let's do it.

Craig: Margo, isn't that the real test right there?

Margo: What are you talking about?

Craig: Gabriel's willing to be strapped to a machine and questioned. I mean, that -- that tells you he's got nothing to hide, and it answers Carly's question that he's telling the truth. Jack, you know this. Back me up.

Jack: It's not my call to make.

Craig: All along, you've suspected that I was innocent. Even hating my guts wouldn't change that. Now stand up for what's right.

Margo: What do you think, Jack?

Jack: It's -- it's not my case, Margo.

Margo: Well, I'm asking your opinion.

Jack: Okay, my opinion is to bag the polygraph. I think Gabriel's telling the truth.

Liberty: See? Telling the truth is already paying off.

Margo: No, no. You're not out of the woods yet. Is he, Jack?

Jack: Hmm? I'm sorry. I didn't hear you.

Margo: Fine. Just go. I'll handle this myself. Go.

Jack: Thank you.

[Margo sighs]

Liberty: What's the problem?

Margo: The problem is he deliberately gave a false statement. He tied up police resources. He wasted an officer's time. You could be facing prosecution.

Craig: But we can just forget all that, can't we, Margo?

Margo: Oh, can we? I forgot that cutting legal corners is your favorite pastime.

Craig: No, I'm just saying that I won't press any charges.

Margo: Well, it doesn't matter. It's going before the D.A. he's the one who calls if it goes to trial or not.

Craig: All right. Then I will make damn sure that the judge understands that I certainly would love to see all the charges dropped. How's that?

Gabriel: Thanks but no thanks.

Liberty: He's trying to help you.

Gabriel: Yeah, now he wants to help. Look, I don't want anything from you, okay? Do -- do what you have to do. If you need to arrest me, do it.

Margo: I'm letting you go.

Gabriel: Really? Thanks. Look, I'm sorry for wasting everybody's time. You ready to go?

Liberty: So ready.

Gabriel: Thank you again.

Craig: Gabriel -- Son -- stop. Wait.

Parker: What do you mean that sometimes you just have to let things go?

Faith: Hello! We're watching "Island Dream."

Parker: Do you think that Liberty's with Gabriel?

Faith: Give me a break.

Parker: No. Before, when you said that I shouldn't worry about where Liberty and Gabriel are, you made it sound like they were together.

Faith: Drop it. Think of something else, like this. Remember this scene on the beach?

Parker: No, no, I don't. And about Liberty and Gabriel -- I think that there's something that you're not telling me.

Faith: I have no clue what you're talking about.

Parker: Yes, you do.

Lucinda: Tell me something, Margo. When did the work ethic in this department get so slovenly?

Margo: I beg your pardon. What?

Lucinda: It seems to me that, uh, Carly had a very compelling argument, but it was dismissed just like that. How do you know she isn't right?

Margo: You think she is?

Lucinda: Well, I think it's perfectly plausible that Gabriel was under your brother's proverbial thumb.

Craig: Don't push your luck, Lady.

Margo: Okay, what's that supposed to mean?

Lucinda: It means absolutely nothing, like everything that comes out of his mouth.

[Cell phone beeps]

Lucinda: Ah. My lawyer. Glad to talk to him now.

Margo: All right. For what it's worth, I'm relieved.

Craig: Is that a fact?

Margo: Well, yeah. I didn't want to see you go to prison for a crime you didn't commit.

Craig: Well, you could have fooled me. You realize that there was on this entire force one cop -- one -- who actually gave me the benefit of the doubt?

Margo: I know, I know. Jack.

Craig: Jack Snyder of all people -- Jack Snyder -- while my own sister treated me like any old guilty perp.

Margo: Well, what else was I supposed to do?

Craig: Well, you could have believed in me. It might have been novel.

Margo: And then just ignore Gabriel's accusation?

Craig: Jack didn't ignore it. He just didn't take it as gospel.

Margo: All right. Well, procedure mandated that I take it before the D.A., and so I did. And besides --

Craig: What?

Margo: Besides, Craig, I have given you the benefit of the doubt before, and I've always lived to regret it. Kind of gun-shy.

Craig: Well, that's not a good thing for a cop.

Margo: Well, I'm -- I'm sorry, okay? There it is.

Craig: Well, lucky for you, I don't need any sisterly support right now. Thank you for your hospitality. It's not like I won't cherish my memories of the Oakdale P.D. But I've had quite enough of this place, thank you very much.

Margo: Wait a minute. Craig, Craig, Craig, wait, wait. Where do you think you're going?

Jack: Carly, wait. Carly --

Carly: Don't touch me.

Jack: Is this what it comes down to -- me running after you?

Carly: God, do I want a drink.

Jack: Gabriel told the truth.

Carly: I don't want to listen to this, okay?

Jack: It needed to happen, and it did.

Carly: [Sighs] Because of you --

Jack: I did what I had to do, Carly.

Carly: How many times have you said that over the last few weeks, huh?

Jack: Well, it seems like that's all I've been saying lately, yeah. And still you can't seem to hear it.

Carly: You know what, Jack? I did what I had to do, as well. But you want to know what this all boils down to? Are you listening?

Jack: Yes.

Carly: If doing what you had to do puts Parker in a holding cell again, I will never forgive you.

Craig: Are you serious?!

Margo: Yes, I am.

Craig: Handcuffs?

Margo: You were just about to skip out of here. Will you hold still?

Craig: Ow! But I didn't try to murder anyone. Gabriel just said the charge was a lie.

Margo: All right. Then you won't go to trial and prison for attempted murder.

Craig: Then what are these for?!

Margo: Arson, extortion. Those charges don't magically disappear because you've been cleared of -- of attacking Gabriel.

Craig: But that's what -- that's what you have a lawyer for -- to deal with the details. Why can't I go?

Margo: The details -- arson, extortion! You broke out of jail. You -- you attacked an officer. And Lucinda is pressing charges that you attempted to attack her.

Craig: I did not. I did not assault Lucinda.

Lucinda: Oh, wait a minute. I heard that. You absolutely did. For heaven's sake, you took my scarf! You muffled me so I couldn't cry. You saw what I looked like when I got back. And he bound me. Look! I just saw those. Look! Look what you did to me.

Craig: Oh. Oh, please. Margo, you don't believe any of this, do you?

Lucinda: The only thing that this sociopath is innocent of is any kind of self-restraint.

Margo: Officer, would you take him back downstairs, please?

Craig: Margo, if you just -- just --

Margo: No. You are not even gonna try to talk me out of it.

Craig: One hour! That's all I need.

Margo: Go, go, go.

Craig: 30 minutes, 30 minutes! Look, I'll deal with the charges later. But right now I have to talk to Gabriel.

Margo: No. I don't think Gabriel's gonna talk to you. He didn't even say goodbye. He didn't even look at you when he left.

Craig: Please, I'm begging you, Margo. All I need is a little while. I promise I won't try to get away. There's just so much damage done. I need to --

Margo: Just get him out of here.

Craig: Margo, please!

Margo: Get him out of here, and have backup so he doesn't try and escape again.

Lucinda: [Laughs] Oh, you know -- you know, Margo, there's something to be said for summary execution.

Margo: [Sighs] We'll call you if there's anything else.

Lucinda: Oh, well, please do.

Parker: Faith, you're keeping something a secret from me. Just tell me what it is.

Carly: Hi. I -- I didn't know you were here.

Parker: Mom, what's going on? Why are you so upset?

Carly: Faith, could you give us a minute, please?

Faith: Sure.

Parker: Did something happen? Is Liberty okay?

Carly: Yeah. No, I just saw Liberty at the police station, actually. She's fine. Parker, I don't want you to panic, okay?

Parker: Just tell me what it is, Mom?

Carly: Gabriel changed his story. He said he -- he lied about Craig trying to kill him.

Parker: Are you serious? He told the truth?

Carly: It may not be the truth, but your father bought it, so Craig's off the hook -- for the attempted murder. Not for the other charges, of course.

Parker: So what happens now?

Carly: I don't know. Maybe nothing. Or the D.A. might decide to press charges against you. There's no way to know right now. But, Honey, don't worry, okay, because whatever happens, everything is gonna be all right. I promise you that.

Parker: Yeah, o -- okay. Whatever.

Carly: Just don't give up hope, okay?

Parker: Seriously, Mom, I'm so sick of this, okay? I -- I just want it to be over, and I honestly don't care how it ends!

Carly: Hey. You have to care.

Margo: Hey. Did you find Carly?

Jack: Yeah.

Margo: Didn't go so well, huh?

Jack: That's an understatement.

Margo: Well, can I buy you a cup of coffee?

Jack: Yeah, sure. Thanks.

[Margo sighs]

Jack: Margo --

Margo: Wait, wait, wait. I know what you're gonna say. Now that Gabriel has dropped the charges against Craig, how do things stack up for Parker, huh?

Jack: I couldn't have asked it any better myself.

Margo: Yeah.

Jack: Answer?

Margo: Here's what I think happened that night. Parker and Gabriel got into a fight. Parker threw a punch. Gabriel slipped, fell, knocked himself unconscious. And then the fire started, and then Gabriel ended up in I.C.U.

Jack: Parker had nothing to do with setting that fire.

Margo: I know. And Gabriel has made a full recovery, so that's two points in Parker's favor. However, the D.A. is still sitting on the original assault charge.

Jack: And it's liable to get more attention now that Craig's been cleared of those assault charges.

Margo: Except I'm going to recommend that it all be dropped. In my mind, it's not worth pursuing.

Jack: So it's over?

Margo: Yep. How do you like my answer?

Jack: That's the sweetest thing I've heard in weeks. I know a couple other people who are gonna think so, too.

Margo: Good, good.

Jack: You make one hell of a coffee. Do you know that, Chief?

Margo: Get out of here. [Sighs]

Liberty: I'm fine. Mom, I'm fine. I'll see you soon, okay? Bye. Man, what a day.

Gabriel: Your mom's in the hospital?

Liberty: Not anymore, no. She's with Dusty at the Lakeview.

Gabriel: What happened?

Liberty: Uh, she started cramping and was worried about the baby, so --

Gabriel: Is she okay?

Liberty: Thank God it turned out to be nothing.

Gabriel: Okay. 'Cause I can take you there if you want.

Liberty: Maybe. But for now, I'm starving.

Gabriel: Yeah. Me too. Let's get some fries.

Liberty: For sure. And a burger.

Gabriel: Oh. You must be wiped out.

Liberty: This wasn't exactly how I figured my graduation day would go.

Gabriel: Liberty, I'm -- I'm sorry.

Liberty: What are you apologizing for?

Gabriel: For getting into it with Parker on your graduation day, dragging you into all this stuff with Craig. I'm sorry about everything.

Liberty: It was pretty intense. But then again, nothing in my life is normal, so why should I expect any different? You know what?

Gabriel: What?

Liberty: I'm glad you finally told the truth.

Gabriel: Well, I did it for you.

Liberty: Don't say that.

Carly: Must feel like the ground isn't solid under your feet.

Parker: I -- I never know what's gonna happen next, unless it's something bad.

Carly: But you can't give up, 'cause if you do, all the wrong people win. You were victimized here. Don't forget that. And now you could face assault charges. It's just not right.

Parker: I did throw the punch at Gabriel, Mom.

Carly: I don't care. He fell. You did not knock him out.

Parker: I don't think that's how the police are gonna see it, okay?

Carly: I don't care how the police see it. I'm gonna stand by you and stick by you, and we're gonna get through this. You hear me?

Jack: Hey. I just --

Carly: I'm talking to Parker right now.

Jack: I -- I'm sorry. I'm gonna interrupt you, 'cause I think this is something you both are gonna want to hear.

Parker: Dad, what's going on?

Jack: It's over. You're not gonna be prosecuted.

Parker: Are you kidding?

Jack: Margo just told me herself. It's official.

Parker: Dad, that's awesome. Thank you.

[Jack laughs]

Faith: What happened?

Parker: I'm not gonna be charged with anything.

Faith: That's great.

Jack: Hey, why don't the two of you, um, go someplace and, uh, celebrate. It's on me.

Parker: Okay. Are -- are the two of you gonna be okay here?

Jack: Yeah. I -- I think so. Go, go. Have fun. You're awfully quiet.

Carly: I'm thinking.

Jack: Thinking about what? That we should be celebrating, too? Hey, I'm all for it. Carly, you ought to be thrilled. Parker's safe. This is what we wanted. We can finally put this behind us and move on.

Carly: Maybe you can do that, Jack, but I can't.

Craig: Well, break out the visitorís log. The luckiest over-the-hill dowager in America has come a-calling.

Lucinda: I like seeing you behind bars, Craig.

Craig: Why's that, Lucinda? Dare I ask?

Lucinda: 'Cause it suits you. You're nothing but a rabid, vicious old dog, and you should be locked up.

Craig: Sassy for someone who could have found herself in jail tonight.

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

Craig: Come on, Lucinda. It's just you and me down here. You can drop the act.

Lucinda: You mean the one where I'm pretending that I don't despise you? That's not an act.

Craig: I'm talking about my son. Gabriel could have hung you out to dry today, but he didn't. He kept his mouth shut. Turns out he's a class act.

Lucinda: And what exactly was it that -- that he was supposed to say?

Craig: You know damn well that he could have and he should have outed you for your part in framing me.

Lucinda: I think the dampness in these walls are getting to your brain.

Craig: You and your money are all over this thing. I know it. I know it deep in my heart.

Lucinda: Oh, you think I had something to do with him?

Craig: Yes, I do.

Lucinda: I don't know why I find that so amusing, but I do.

Craig: [Chuckles] I can guarantee you won't have that feeling for long.

Lucinda: I want nothing to do with that kid. I -- I just feel bad that he recanted his statement.

Craig: I bet you do. How much did he take you for, anyway? God, I hope it was a lot.

Lucinda: Oh, there you go again! I said that to you earlier today. All your transgressions, you want to ease your guilt about everything that you've done by placing it at someone else's feet. That's your M.O. well, it's not gonna work with me, not this time.

Craig: You're delusional is what you are, and you're not gonna turn my son against me.

Lucinda: I don't have to do that. You've already done a remarkable job in these three weeks, whatever it is that you've known him, doing it to yourself. In fact, I applaud the effortlessness of it all.

Craig: Why are you here, Lucinda? What do you want from me?

Lucinda: Oh. I simply want to put you on notice that you may have escaped the murder charges, but there are plenty of other charges pending.

Craig: I'll beat those, too.

Lucinda: Don't be too sure about that. Don't. Arson and assault! And in my case, since it was me, I'm gonna make sure that that sticks. Maybe you'll get 20 years.

Craig: You better shoot for 30.

Lucinda: You a glutton for punishment?

Craig: No, I'm just thinking about your health. Because I am going to get out of here, and the minute I do, I'm gonna hunt you down. And when I find you, you can forget about wringing your neck or tying you to a chair. I'm gonna rip you limb from limb. And not for what you did to me, but for what you did to my son. Be well, Darling.

Gabriel: I don't get it. All I said was --

Liberty: Pass the ketchup, please.

Gabriel: I thought you wanted me to tell the truth about Craig.

Liberty: I did.

Gabriel: So what's the problem?

Liberty: The problem is saying you did it for me.

Gabriel: Look, I just want to make you happy.

Liberty: And then what? I'm supposed to make you happy, like maybe in bed?

Gabriel: No, no. This isn't about sleeping with you. Liberty, I heard what you said, okay, that sex is not a casual thing, that it has to mean something, okay? I know you're not ready for all that.

Liberty: You really did listen to me.

Gabriel: Yeah, I listen to everything you say. Like earlier in the cemetery, when you were talking about hating your father but giving him a chance anyway.

Liberty: Yeah.

Gabriel: Well, I thought you'd be disappointed with me if I didn't do the same for Craig and stop him from going to prison.

Liberty: Gabriel, this isn't about me. This is about you -- you and your dad, what you have together.

Gabriel: We have nothing.

Liberty: If you say so.

Gabriel: Okay, I admit that he didn't try to kill me, but that doesn't mean that I like or respect the guy all of a sudden just because I told the truth.

Liberty: No one's saying you have to love the guy.

Gabriel: So why are you mad at me? What do you want me to do?

Liberty: Take the next step with Craig, whatever that is.

Parker: Liberty still hasn't called me back.

Faith: Is it that important?

Parker: Yes! You heard my mom. Liberty was with Gabriel at the police station. She might still be with him.

Faith: If he is, so what?

Parker: So Gabriel just told my dad and Margo that he made up that whole story about Craig. She has to know now for sure what a liar he is.

Faith: At least Gabriel told the truth about one thing.

Parker: Right, but why would she still want to hang out with him? You know, her mom actually took a room at the Lakeview because they were painting her house. May -- maybe she went back there.

Faith: You don't want to do that, Parker.

Parker: Why not? Look, I know you've been keeping something from me all day. What is it?

Faith: I saw Liberty today at the Lakeview.

Parker: Good. Then I'm definitely going.

Faith: She was in an elevator, Parker, with Gabriel. They were holding hands.

Parker: An elevator? Why would they be in an elevator? I don't get it.

Faith: They were obviously going up to a room. Don't you get it, Parker? Gabriel and Liberty are hooking up.

Jack: We got what we wanted, Carly -- you, me, and Parker.

Carly: All's well that ends well. Is that it? You would think that.

Jack: Look, I realize that for some reason you consider everything I did on this case a betrayal.

Carly: "For some reason"? You were more interested in being a cop than you were in being a father.

Jack: That's your take on it. I don't see it that way. But obviously that's the way you feel, so I've got to accept it.

Carly: Well, that's big of you. Thank you.

Jack: Hey, wait a minute. Why -- why are we fighting, Carly? Every issue between us since the day of that fire has been settled.

Carly: It doesn't feel settled to me.

Jack: Gabriel told the truth, and Parker didn't suffer as a result, which is exactly what we were all after.

Carly: Well, you see, that's where we disagree, just on that last little part. Because you were after your precious truth.

Jack: Well, hey, listen, it worked out, didn't it, Carly? [Laughs] The truth will set you free, as much as you hate to admit that.

Carly: Well, it's easy to say that now, after the fact. You didn't know how it was gonna turn out.

Jack: I had faith.

Carly: You had luck.

Jack: Oh, I see. So nothing I did had any bearing on the outcome, right? My -- my principles, my hard work -- they were all pointless. Is that the message here?

Carly: Your hard work could just as easily have sent my son to jail!

Jack: Your son? Your son? What is that supposed to mean?

Carly: I think you know exactly what it means. You would not have put Parker's future at risk if he was really yours.

Gabriel: I know why you're pushing me about Craig.

Liberty: I'm not pushing. I just think you should focus on him and not me.

Gabriel: Yeah, because your dad's dead and you're not gonna have a chance to do anything with him anymore.

Liberty: I'm gonna go see my mom.

Gabriel: Liberty, Liberty, wait. I'm sorry. I'm sorry. Look, I know Craig and I are father and son, and that means something. But that doesn't mean that I want to play house with him all of a sudden.

Liberty: Then don't.

Gabriel: Okay. Is that what you expected to happen?

Liberty: It doesn't matter to me what happens.

Gabriel: Well, that's what I don't understand. You were so intense about me clearing Craig before.

Liberty: Because it was the right thing to do for you. But as far as Craig or if you want a relationship with him, that's something you have to figure out yourself.

Gabriel: Okay, well, what if I never want to see him again?

Liberty: I think that would be a shame, but it's up to you. You're on your own now.

Gabriel: Wait, wait. At least -- at least let me walk you home.

Liberty: No, thanks. I want to be on my own, too.

Craig: Margo. Margo, this is ridiculous. It's unreasonable.

Margo: You know, if you're working up to a major snit, I can just go back upstairs.

Craig: I did make bail once before, you know?

Margo: Yeah, that's true.

Craig: So now bail is just out of the question? Is that it?

Margo: Craig, you assaulted one of my officers. You broke out of here a few hours ago. You're hallucinating if you think there's any judge in the world who wouldn't consider you a flight risk.

Craig: What am I supposed to do?

Margo: I think just sit back and relax. You're not going anywhere. End of discussion.

Craig: You know, every minute I'm warehoused in this hole is a minute lost that I could be working things out with Gabriel.

Margo: You know, you two could have all the time in the world, and I don't think anything would work out. That boy hates you.

Craig: [Sighs] I know. I can't tell you how humiliating and depressing it was to hear how far he was willing to go to punish me.

Margo: It actually surprised you?

Craig: No. But -- but hey, he came around. I -- I see that as a positive sign.

Margo: Yeah, okay. I hope so. Uh, listen, I got some work to finish up. Is there anything I can get for you?

Craig: Yes. Phone privileges.

Margo: [Laughs] Well, you lost those when you did your great escape. OPD regulations.

Craig: What if I don't use an OPD phone?

Margo: Oh, you're the last person in the world who should be asking for special privileges.

Craig: Thank you.

Margo: One call. Make it fast.

Craig: All right. What the hell is that number?

Lucinda: Hi. You like the ice cream here, too. You're paying for yours with a crisp $100 bill?

Gabriel: Okay, you got nothing to complain about. I could have sold you out, and I didn't.

Lucinda: That's very true, and I thank you, and I really do appreciate it. However, you and I -- we had a deal. I gave you a sizable amount of cash, and in return, you were going to leave town soon. And yet I find you still here!

Gabriel: Yeah, well, I may not be going after all.

Lucinda: Oh. Well, in that case, I want to have my money back.

Gabriel: What money?

[Cell phone ringing]

Parker: I can't believe that Liberty would --

Faith: Have sex with Gabriel?

Parker: Was she drunk or something when you saw her?

Faith: No. She just looked happy.

Parker: I guess that's why she never got back to me. She was -- busy.

Faith: That's why I didn't want to tell you about it, Parker. I hate seeing you upset. I'm sorry.

Parker: I feel kind of sick, actually.

Faith: Do you want to go on a walk or -- or do something?

Parker: Something like what?

Faith: This.

Parker: Wait, no, no. No, that's not what I wanted, okay?

Jack: I cannot believe you just said that to me. I am Parker's father. Yeah, Hal was Parker's biological father, but I'm his father in all the ways that count. You even thought that, too, Carly. Does this mean you don't believe that anymore?

Carly: All I'm saying is that if it were Sage who had been in trouble, you would have done anything to protect her.

Jack: Including bend the law, maybe break it?

Carly: You wouldn't have thought about the law or ethics or any of that.

Jack: Okay, you see this, Carly? This is -- this is a badge I've been carrying around with me for most of my life. It means that I have the responsibility to uphold that law.

Carly: What about your responsibility to your family, to Parker? You promised Hal you would always protect him.

Jack: I also have a conscious, Carly. And I -- I can't ignore the facts on a case just because I don't like them.

Carly: You know, you talk about having a conscience, but honestly, I don't know if I believe that.

Jack: You cannot be serious.

Carly: A father with a conscience protects his son! That's what he does! Forget the right thing! That's the first thing --

Jack: And where does right slide into wrong for you?! Or doesn't that matter? I really -- I really want you to explain that to me. Because you say family is -- is the most important thing to you, that protecting your kids is the most important thing to you.

Carly: That's right.

Jack: Okay, well, at what cost? Lying, stealing evidence, destroying evidence? How is that a model for your son or daughter?

Carly: I never said I was a saint.

Jack: I don't expect you to be one.

Carly: Oh, bull! You keep track of all my mistakes. You always have. I'm surprised you don't jot down my sins in your little notebook.

Jack: That's not fair.

Carly: And do you know why I don't always do the right thing, Jack? Because I'm not always a good person. I can admit that. You're not always a good person either, but you can't admit it.

Jack: That's -- what is that supposed to mean?

Carly: It means you're a liar and a hypocrite! That's what it means.

Jack: You know what? I'm gonna go before this gets any uglier.

Carly: Why? What's the matter, Jack? You like the truth, just not this truth, that you bend the rules when it suits you, that you say one thing, that you do another?

Jack: Time-out! Is this about this Holden and Molly thing?! Because if you think that I would -- I would help Molly get away with killing a man, you're wrong, Carly.

Carly: Stop telling me I'm wrong! I am so sick of hearing those words come out of your mouth! When I hear them, I just --

Jack: What? Tune me out?

Carly: Do you remember when Brad died. You said that that was a life-altering moment for you. You promised that you were gonna change, that you were gonna stop being so self-righteous and judgmental.

Jack: Yeah, I remember.

Carly: What happened to that promise, Jack? 'Cause you're still measuring everybody else by how right you are. How is it that different than you've always been?! Face it, Jack. You killed your own brother, and it didn't change you a bit.

On the next "As the World Turns" --

[Katie screams]

Chris: Oh! Oh, no. Not again.

Henry: We're still friends, aren't we?

Casey: I can still count on you to help me?

Emily: I promise nothing bad's gonna happen to you. Everything's okay.

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