Your Cancer Jokes Suck.

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

Dusty tracks down Janet's father, Lily gets suspicious and Molly hatches another plan.

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At Metro, Janet stares at a photo of Liberty. Dusty interrupts and tells her that she doesn't need to be there today. She explains that the chemo isn't going well. She's tried contacting everyone she can for help... except her parents. When she leaves to take a call, he gets her parents' number. He calls Janet's father, Rocco, and tells him his granddaughter is ill. "I don't have a granddaughter," Rocco says, hanging up. When Janet returns, Dusty explains he has to take care of something and runs off.

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Jack shows up on Carly's doorstep to apologize. She says it's okay; they need to be stronger than they have been. He finds that hard and begins pawing at her face. "I can't keep asking you to leave me alone," she says. Before they can kiss, Parker walks in. He can see that he walked into something so he quickly leaves. Jack offers to have dinner with Carly. She refuses because it wouldn't be 'just dinner'. She tells him again to go back to his wife; the game they are playing just isn't fair.

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At WOAK, Molly tells her producer that she doesn't have a story on Damian ready and she needs more time. She begs for a few more days.

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Holden arrives at Lily's to pick up Ethan. She tells him that her mom hired a PI to search for Damian. He nervously tells her that's a waste of time. She's starting to think there is something he's not telling her. He tries to make it clear that nothing is clear. Molly calls and tells him there's trouble. He gets off the phone. "Damian is gone. Whatever happened to him is out of our hands!" he barks at Lily.

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Holden meets with Molly at WOAK. He tells her that one of the crewmen saw a badly beaten man crawling around. He thinks it might have been Damian and he could still be alive... or he could have washed over the edge. Holden is worried that this could turn into a murder investigation and decides to turn himself in. She begs him not to do that until they have proof that Damian is dead. He has to think it over. After he leaves, she runs off.

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Carly stops by Metro to see Dusty. He's not there so she talks to Janet about Liberty. Carly tells her how brave she is. "Thanks to Jack. I'd be a basket case if hadn't come home," she says. Carly heads off.

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Dusty shows up at Rocco's hardware store. Rocco tells him he wasted a trip. Dusty explains that Liberty needs a bone marrow transplant and so far no one is a match. He's sure that Rocco will step up and do the right thing. Rocco is snide. Dusty tells him to respect his daughter and help his granddaughter. He's sure that he misses being a part of their lives. Dusty leaves him a photo of Janet and Liberty. Rocco sadly stares at it.

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Molly goes to Lily's to ask her about Damian's disappearance for a story she's doing. Lily thinks this is tacky. Molly claims she has no agenda and just wants to show the public the other side of Damian. Lily shows her the book of poems Damian gave her. "He's a good man that ended up going down a dark path," she says. Molly begins coughing and asks for water. When Lily slops way to get some, Molly photographs his handwriting in the book and takes a photo out do the back. After Molly leaves, Ethan and Holden return. Ethan asks his mother if Damian is dead. His parents explain that they don't know what's happened and send him off. They adults bicker. She wants the truth. He insists again that Damian is gone and he's never coming back.

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Liberty is at home when Parker drops by to check on her. They joke around and she theatrically fakes dying. "Your cancer jokes suck," he says. Comedy is all she's got. He promises to be there to help her all the time.

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Jack brings Parker home. He and Carly lecture him about skipping physio and accuse him of sacrificing important things for Liberty. He throws it back at them and accuses them of sacrificing their desire to be together for Liberty. They refuse to acknowledge this. Parker insists that he wants to sacrifice things for Liberty and doesn't understand their double standard. After he storms off, Carly says Parker is smart enough to realize how absurd their situation is even when they can't. Jack apologizes for his behavior and they decide to try and stay apart as much as possible.

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Dusty returns to Metro. He tells Janet that he went to see her father and he's a loser. She assumes that he's not going to be helpful. "Don't go behind my back when it comes to my family," she says, angrily.

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Rocco calls Janet at home. They bicker. "What do you want?" she asks. He tells her that he and her mother got tested and he'll let her know the results. She thanks him.

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Janet goes to Metro to see Dusty. He apologizes for going behind her back. She apologizes for jumping down his throat. She thanks him. As they kiss, Carly walks in.

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Molly goes to WOAK. She spots a ring on Damian's finger in the picture she stole and calls around to jewelry stores.

Molly goes to the farm house to see Holden. She tells him anything can happen next.

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Lily opens her door and finds Damian's ring and a note from Damian.

The cops get a fax that Damian's body has washed up on the shore of Malta.

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Next on As The World Turns:

Jack explains that Rocco is a match.

Rocco and Janet argue.

Janet and Dusty kiss.

Carly tells Molly she's going to tell Jack everything.

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