Jack shows up at Carly's to say they are on the same side. She's not happy when he announces he is still digging into what happened with the fire. She's afraid they won't be able to prove their son is innocent but he's still determined to find out the truth.
Parker goes to see Liberty in her hotel room. She's waiting on her grades but she's scared so he looks them up for her. He congratulates. She screams and jumps.
Dusty meets Janet for breakfast at the Lakeview. They're still waiting for news about whether Liberty graduated or not. She claims she isn't crazy enough to want to keep her daughter at home anymore. A text comes in from her daughter telling her to change for graduation. Janet begins hopping and cheering.
Janet goes upstairs to congratulate her daughter. She thanks Parker and announces that she is going to throw a party. Teri arrives to congratulate her niece and flowers are delivered. Liberty puts on her graduation costume and her mom cries.
Faith is at home, cringing at Gabriel. They bicker and he asks about Parker and Liberty. Simultaneously, they get calls from Parker and Liberty inviting them to the party. Carly arrives at the door to talk to Gabriel in private. She asks him to stick to his story no matter what Jack says to him.
Gabriel arrives at the station and Jack questions him, tearing apart his story. He warns him that perjury will result in a jail sentence. Gabriel doesn't change his story and departs.
Teri and Dusty get Metro ready for the party. He admits that he wishes Janet was ready to accept his proposal.
Parker is waiting for his mom at home. She tells him that they will all help Liberty celebrate but Jack will go separately. He worries that his parents are fighting again. Faith arrives. Carly goes up to change and Faith tells Parker he needs to move on. Gabriel sticks his head in and tells Parker to get his dad to back off. Parker turns to Faith and tells her what really happened and how he could end up in jail. He worries about Gabriel's influence over Liberty.
At the school, the family and friends gather around Liberty. Jack and Carly arrive and he tells her they need to keep things together. As they sit in the audience, Liberty is called up to speak about her year. She talks about what a drama her life has been and thanks everyone for their help, especially Parker. Finally, she talks about Brad and how he convinced her to stay in school.
Lucinda drops by the cells to visit Craig. He accuses her of manipulating his son and feeding him lies. She claims she doesn't have time for that and insists there is no conspiracy. Craig assumes he's right but she continues claiming she wouldn't waste her time. He threatens to tell Lily about her latest antics.
Lucinda head to Lily's and offers Gabriel a wad of cash, telling him to get out of town. He threatens to tell Margo about this and she threatens to bribe a judge if she has to have him locked up. He drops the cash in his bag.
Back in the cells, Craig pretends to have a heart attack. The guard runs into his cell so Craig knocks him out and runs.
At the party at the Lakeview, Liberty wonders why Gabriel hasn't shown up. Parker badmouths him until he arrives and then punches Gabriel in the face. Liberty gets upset and runs off. Gabriel trails after her. Parker is about to follow them but Faith stops him.
At the Metro, Jack toasts to Janet, congratulating her on being a great mother. Janet talks about how grateful she is to be accepted by the family. Carly and Jack leave and Dusty and Janet dance. As he takes a ring from his pocket, Parker runs in to say that Gabriel ran off with Liberty.
Jack and Carly go to her place for coffee. Janet calls Jack about Liberty running off so they leave to look for her.
Gabriel follows Liberty to her father's grave to apologize. He tells her that he's leaving town so she lashes out at him for being so cruel to his own father. He doesn't know what to do. She tells him to stay and tell the truth.
As Lucinda lounges in her office, Craig bursts in and starts threatening to be the monster she thinks he is if she doesn't fix things with his son.
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