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    Tuesday, August 05 2008
    Parker springs Liberty from the lake cabin, Brad, Katie, Janet and Jack try to track down the kids, Paul convinces Meg to see a psychiatrist and Sofie keeps pushing Meg to the edge of sanity.

    Worried about Meg, Paul calls Dr. Michaelson to set up an appointment for Meg.

    Meanwhile in their bedroom, Sofie appears to Meg. She tells Meg that Paul is to blame for every bad thing that has happened to her - including the loss of her baby! Meg doesn't want to believe her but cannot not believe her. Paul comes in and stops the hallucination. He says he is taking her to Dr. Michaelson's; Meg doesn't want to go but Paul insists she has to. He leaves. Sofie reappears and says he is going to get rid of her just like he got rid of Rosanna!

    At the doctor's office, Meg tries to convince Dr. Michaelson that she is just stressed. Sofie appears and distracts Meg. The doctor notices and questions her; Sofie flits all over the room, encouraging Meg not to tell the doctor anything. Meg tries to keep it together but Dr. Michaelson knows she is having hallucinations. She goes to the hall and tells Paul they have to admit Meg right away! He won't have her committed and says he can watch her as closely as a doctor can. Dr. Michaelson objects but then gives Paul her private number and a prescription for Meg. Paul goes into her room and tells Meg that the doctor gave her a clean bill of health.

    Paul takes Meg back to Fairwinds and pours her a glass of water. Sofie warns Meg that Paul is trying to poison her so Meg won't drink it! She smacks him and breaks the glass. As he is cleaning up, she apologizes. He begs her to tell him what is bothering her but when she sees Sofie's ghost she won't say anything. She goes upstairs. Paul calls Dr. Michaelson and says he thinks she was right about committing Meg! Meg is listening at the door. He follows her upstairs and offers her a sleeping pill. She pretends to take it but when he is gone, throws the pill away. Sofie appears, says she did a good thing and convinces her to get Paul's gun from the safe! Paul calls Dr. Michaelson again and while he is distracted, Meg gets his gun. She makes it back to their room without him seeing her. Paul kisses her and tells her he loves her. Meg pretends to be groggy. He leaves the room. Crying, Meg takes the gun from under the pillow. Sofie appears and says she'll be safe once Paul is gone.

    Katie returns to the farm just as Jack has convinced Janet not to call in the FBI. She tells them about seeing Brad and Liberty which sends Janet right back over the edge. She demands to be taken to Liberty right away and won't listen when Katie says everything is fine. She believes Jack and Katie are trying to help Brad steal Libs from her! Jack sits her down and finally gets through to her that they weren't in cahoots. Katie apologizes and swears she would have called if there was any hint that Libs was in trouble. Janet calms down. Jack invites Katie to dinner; Janet isn't thrilled to have another woman in the kitchen but agrees.

    At the lake cabin, Brad agrees to go to the store for real food. As soon as he leaves. Parker sneaks inside and tries to convince Liberty to come away with him. He says all adults are messed up and that they are just trying to control her. Brad returns and Parker hides. Thinking about Parker's words, Libs asks about Ugo. Brad says if she agrees to stay away from boys, Ugo will stay away, too. This breaks her heart and she convinces him to go back to the store for mustard. When he is gone, Parker jumps on her and says their parents will never let them have their own way. Liberty gives in and says she'll run away with him. They get to the car but stop along the road because Liberty is having trouble driving. Parker warns her they aren't out of the woods yet and that they need to get off the main road! They have a snack in a clearing. Parker tries to kiss her but Liberty turns away and asks what the plan is. He says they'll walk near the road until they can hitchhike to a bus station and then they'll start over on their own. Liberty laughs at him and says it will never work. She tells him to come back with her but he won't. Liberty walks off alone.

    Brad returns and realizes his car is missing. He calls Katie; she admits she saw him at the lake and everything is fine. Brad says she shouldn't have said anything - because Liberty is gone and so is his car! Katie tries to cover but Jack and Janet immediately catch on that something is going on. Brad asks Katie to come get him. She says he has to call the police, which worries Jack and Janet even more. Katie tries to cover again but Janet insists on knowing everything. She freaks out when Katie says Liberty took Brad's car on a solo driving test. Jack tries calling Parker but he doesn't answer.

    At Carly's, Jack, Katie and Janet realize Parker is missing and that he is likely with Liberty. They get in Jack's car and head for the lake.

    Katie, Jack and Janet arrive at the lake and inform Brad that Liberty and Parker are together. Brad tries to turn the situation around on Jack but Janet butts in and says both men are equally to blame because they made it impossible for the kids to have a normal teenage relationship! Katie tries to keep the guys calm by asking Brad where they should look first. He doesn't know. Jack says he called in a few favors and has the local cops looking for the car. A cop calls to say the car was spotted. As they are waiting, Liberty returns. Janet and Brad are relieved. They ask where Parker is and Libs says he wouldn't come back with her.

    Liberty takes the adults to Parker, who angrily turns on Libs and Jack. Brad gets angry when Janet puts Liberty in Jack's car. He refuses to let the kids ride in the same car! Liberty tries to talk to Parker but he won't talk to her. Jack takes Parker while Liberty rides with Brad, Janet and Katie.

    Next on As The World Turns:

    Brad won't give in to Liberty or Parker.

    Meg goes after Paul.

    Janet tells off Katie.

    Liberty and Parker are forced to be friends.

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    Posted by youngandsexy1 at Tuesday, August 05 2008 12:27 PM

    brad is so up tight he is getting on my nerves.janet really helped and hurt the situation she was right to give liberty protection but she needs to stop going so easy on her if liberty and parker want to be together it doesnt matter what their parents say they are going to do it the only thing they can do is let them be together and like every other teenage love they will break up and move on.but when your parents say you cant do something it makes you want it more they need reverse phsycology

    Posted by Kels_30 at Tuesday, August 05 2008 12:33 PM

    why cant sofie just stay dead? i think meg wont shoot Paul

    Posted by morisey at Tuesday, August 05 2008 12:49 PM

    Sigh. Yet again the medical profession is betrayed by soaps.

    Meg was not committed therefore she should be informed of her doctor's opinion and be able to make a choice on her treatment. Why is the doctor deferring to Paul's opinion? When did he go to medical school?

    As for the kids? Since when did anyone call the FBI when their child left with a legal guardian? There is no custody arrangement and he didn't take her over state lines. It just isn't a Federal matter and clearly even Jack knows it isn't a local matter either. It's just a case of two parents not agreeing. Or a case of the writers running people into a tizzy about absolutely nothing to try to get us to forget that their isn't an actual plot...

    Posted by golflover at Tuesday, August 05 2008 01:10 PM

    This show is getting as bad as Guiding Light. Do they have the same awful writers?? What's with all the outside stuff & LOUD music & crazy storyline? Must be something in the soap writers water!!

    Posted by asirac12 at Tuesday, August 05 2008 02:35 PM

    Does it bother anyone besides me that Carly isn't involved in this? She would never let Janet and Katie be the female voices to be heard where Parker is concerned.???

    Posted by DiMera at Tuesday, August 05 2008 03:40 PM

    everytime Brad or Janet come on screen, i change the channel to One Life to Live.

    Posted by Bold4Brooke at Tuesday, August 05 2008 08:51 PM

    Oh lighten up people - Brad is right. These two are too young and Janet is only encouraging them to make bad choices rather than give good advice aimed at helping them not live with regrets.

    And what is wrong with a dad, who was robbed of being a dad for most of his kid's life, trying to step in and have some quality time with his daughter? Libs was having fun and who knows, if Janet would keep her skanky butt out of things, Libs might have a chance.

    Right now she is just a schemer and user. Parker is on my last nerve. True, his parents are a mess, but no one gets a perfect set. They love him so why can't he just focus on that and let them worry about their own lives? He wants them to let him live his life, make his own choices - then he has to do the same for them - butt out Parker.

    Janet needs to leave.

    Posted by moodyjudy at Tuesday, August 05 2008 09:59 PM

    Good grief what a snoozer today, I will only say three things:

    2. Go Away Sophie, please just go away...
    3. Brad...WALKED to the store...twice?!? and with all those bears out there....LOL!

    Lately all the s/l are kind of offense....

    Brad can borrow my mustard anytime!

    Posted by shela2much at Tuesday, August 05 2008 10:37 PM

    Please don't rag on Janet. She raised Liberty alone,Liberty is her child and unfortunately the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Thank God for birth control. Where I'm from teens don't need parental consent to get it. Would you prefer a pregnant high school dropout, at home with you because the father is an unemployable teen to saying Don't!, but if you do protect yourself. Girls should have condoms. Some are not willing , but it happens anyway.

    Posted by Bold4Brooke at Wednesday, August 06 2008 04:25 AM


    Are you saying that girls who are raped should ask their rapists to use condoms? Right. Besides - Libs was pretty willing.

    Janet chose to raise Liberty alone - it was not something she had no choice in - if she had told Brad sooner, the whole Snyder clan would have been there to help.

    Liberty is a mess and needs real direction, guidance and rules in her life. Brad is at least trying to set limits which is far more than her mom ever did.

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