You're His Father.

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Jack offers Craig a deal, Luke tries to work out his feelings and Margo gets suspicious.

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Jack is in the office thinking about Parker when Margo walks over. She tells him that Gabriel is Craig's son. He's shocked.

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Carly arrives at the hospital to check on Gabriel. She quizzes a nurse about him and discovers that Lily is paying his medical bills. Lily pops up and says she's doing it out of guilt. Carly's confused so Lily tells her that Gabriel is Craig's son. As she relates the sordid details, Liberty eavesdrops. They notice her and she walks over to ask them if this is for real. Lily is called away to handle a bill and Carly runs off to get some air. Liberty stands around with her mouth open. Margo wanders by and assures Liberty that her brother wouldn't have hurt his own son. The cop asks her about the pearls and Liberty admits that Parker found them when he broke into Gabriel's room. Liberty explains the whole situation and everything she knows about Gabriel.

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Reid sits at home calling himself a bonehead for having feelings for Luke. He deletes a picture of him from his phone and walks off.

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Luke and Noah sit in the park. Luke tells him that he never thought he would fall in love... and then they met. When Noah pushed him away though, it hurt and he changed. He let him go, but not totally. "I already know what you're going to say," Noah says. As they debate their feelings, Noah gets excited to see ripples in the water. Suddenly, he has a violent headache so Luke drags him back to the hospital.

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Reid walks the hospital halls. Lily runs up to him and asks about Noah. He doesn't have anything to say. She asks him to treat her son right. He thinks she should treat her son like a grown man. Luke and Noah rush in and explain Noah's pain. Reid leads Noah off for an examination. Luke kicks himself for taking Noah out. He wishes things weren't so complicated.

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In the exam room, Reid explains to Noah that the headaches are to be expected. Noah worries that his vision won't get better but Reid tells him not to expect miracles. "Figure out what it is you want and fight for it," Reid advises. Noah wants Luke. Reid already knows that. He walks out and tells Luke and Lily that the headache is normal. He walks off after making a veiled comment about how Noah is taking a step backward and Luke goes in to see Noah. "I've been selfish," Noah says, telling Luke how great he is. He thinks he blew everything and asks him to go.

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Johnny and Craig are at home playing video games. Craig sits him down and explains that Gabriel is his brother. "He's way cool," Johnny says. Jack shows up. After Johnny is sent off, the questioning starts. Craig thinks Jack is sitting on the truth about Parker. Jack threatens to make sure he goes down for everything unless he throws himself on the mercy of the court. Things heat up and they scream at each other. Jack encourages him to take the deal for Parker's sake but Craig doesn't think Jack would be able to live with himself if he bought his son's freedom with lies.

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Carly goes home and fills Parker in about Craig and Gabriel. She insists this doesn't change anything and he needs to let his parents protect him. He thinks everything is just getting worse. Margo shows up. Carly hides her son and lets Margo in. They run over the details of Gabriel at Monte Carlo and Margo wonders if Parker was as forgiving about getting ripped off as Carly claims to be. Margo talks about how jealous Parker was and then asks her to bring her son down to the station. After she leaves, Jack runs in. She tells him all about Margo's questioning and they realize that this is more than just a case for Margo. Jack wishes she'd come to him at the beginning so they could have avoided this. As they yell at each other, Parker sneaks out. She cries that they are letting their son's future slip away.

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Parker goes to the station to see Margo. He confesses that he knocked Gabriel unconscious.

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Craig runs into Liberty at the hospital. "You're his father," she says, asking him if he meant to hurt his son. He swears that he didn't and asks her to tell him about Gabriel. They go over the details and Craig wishes he'd been a better man and some kind of a father. She thinks Gabriel is sad and lonely and encourages him to try and make peace with his son.

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Luke tracks down Reid at the bar. Luke's not sure why he's there. He talks about how confused Noah is. Reid says he's not confused about his feelings. "I can't do this," he announces, walking out.

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Back at the hospital, Noah tells Lily that he feels bad about needing Luke after pushing him away for so long. He doesn't want a relationship based on obligation. She warns him that if he lets Luke stay away, he may never come back.

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Next on As The World Turns:

Janet and Dusty play around.

Carly tells her son that he can only confess over her dead body.

Margo takes Jack off the case.

Craig tells Lily and Lucinda that he's not a suspect.

Gabriel wakes up.

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