A Handful.

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Gabriel gets a job, Carly is tempted and Liberty gets good news.

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Liberty makes a video blog entry discussing her latest round of treatments and how much her life has changed. She talks about parental advice and how important it is to listen to it. Liberty worries that her mother worries more than she does. Parker arrives and they chat about her test results coming in today. She wonders where her mom is.

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Faith wanders the street with her father. She gets snubbed by some other girls and pouts. He can see she's upset so he offers to buy her a cookie. When he leaves to get it, Gabriel walks by. He tells her she ruined his day by stealing a dress. He got fired for it. Holden returns and she asks him if he can give Gabriel a job. Holden stutters. Gabriel excuses himself.

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At home, Craig gets Johnny ready for school and urges him to call his teachers if a strange man approaches him again.

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Janet wanders the hospital. Jack pops up and she worries about Dusty. He tells her to think about the baby instead. He puts her back to bed and she frets about her daughter. Parker calls and puts Liberty on the phone. Janet claims that everything is fine but the flights are delayed.

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At home, Carly gets frustrated working. Molly arrives and Carly unloads on her about her problems. She feels like Jack is too honorable and this makes her paranoid. They talk about Molly's problems and then work. Craig walks in so Molly leaves. He's not impressed by how little work Carly has done. He suggests she's too worried that Jack will betray her. She storms off.

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Back in Minneapolis, the doctor informs Liberty that her treatments are actually going better than they'd hoped for. She and Parker are thrilled. The plastic is taken down and they're allowed to hug.

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Faith and Holden go back to the farm house. They argue about Gabriel and she tries to bring Molly into it. Faith explains that Gabriel got fired because of her. There's plenty of shouting and she runs off. Molly decides that she should be the one to talk to Faith. She sits down with her on the porch. Faith confesses her mistake and wishes she could help Gabriel. Molly gets an idea and runs off.

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Jack follows Carly to the hospital. They bicker about who is supporting who. She insists that she has plenty of support. "Jack has his hands full and you're not in them." he says. When she looks into Janet's room, she practically hyperventilates as she sees Jack holding Janet's hand and staring at the baby monitor. They notice her and Carly acts happy before shrinking away. Liberty calls Janet and tells her the good news about her therapy. Janet explains what happened with Dusty. Libby-Lu is shocked but her mom tells her not to worry. When Janet gets off the phone, Jack says he wants her to stay with him so she can rest.

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Carly goes to the Monte Carlo store room and finds a bottle. She tries to resist but unscrews the bottle starts to take a drink. Gabriel walks in and interrupts. Molly follows him and explains that she called him there because Carly was looking for work. They talk her into giving him a shot. Carly agrees. After they run off, Carly pours the booze in the trash.

At the farm house, Holden comes out to the porch and sits with his daughter. He tells her that he and Lily worry about her. He wishes that she would let her mother help her more. Faith admits thats he feels lost so her father tells her not to run away. She beats herself up about being a screw up while Liberty is dying. He tells her she's not alone. Molly returns and explains that she got Gabriel a job at Monte Carlo. Faith is thrilled.

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Liberty asks Parker to help her get out of the hospital so she can go back to Oakdale and help her mom. He refuses. She back down and sends him off to get her a soda. As soon as he's gone, she calls Faith and asks for her help.

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Jack takes Janet to Carly's. She thinks being there is a bad idea but he insists it's fine. Carly walks in and Jack explains that he wants Janet to stay with them. Janet offers to leave but Carly won't hear of it. She walks into the kitchen and begins furiously chopping vegetables.

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Craig senses that someone is following him. He begins chasing a figure into the parking lot but they escape. Gabriel is the mystery man.

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Next on As The World Turns:

Holden refuses to let Lily call the police.

Lily turns to Molly for help.

Janet is shocked when Liberty returns to Oakdale.

Janet wonders who would have had Dusty shot.

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