Stay At Home Martyr.Friday, April 23 2010
Craig and Parker try to stop Carly from being desperate, Janet and revisits her past and Gabriel goes to see Liberty.
Carly tries calling Jack but only gets voice mail. Frustrated, she prepares to run off. Parker arrives and she tells him to stay at the farm with his sister. He guesses she's running off to the funeral and refuses to let her go. She books a trip to Melrose. He argues with her that this is a bad idea and Jack is a grown man. Carly feels stupid for playing the 'stay at home martyr'.
At Monte Carlo, Craig wonders how he's going to cover his tracks. He turns around and sees Gabriel. He wants a credit card and repeats his threats to Craig, who demands to know who he is. He gets Gabriel a card and hands him some cash as Parker walks in. Gabriel runs off and Parker asks Craig to stop his mom from crashing Rocco's funeral. He asks him to tell his mother a lie that will keep her from leaving town.
Craig goes to Carly's and offers her a money making opportunity. He wants to talk about perfume. She offers to sniff it when she gets home and assumes Parker sent him over. He tells her that showing up in Melrose Park will just make her seem needy and desperate. She is. He points out that if Jack is vulnerable enough to go back to Janet at a funeral, her problems are pretty huge. She backs down and agrees not to run after Jack. Carly doesn't know what she would do without him. He slips outside and tries calling Ellis, warning him that they could both be going to jail if they don't act fast.
In Melrose Park, Janet, Jack and her family arrive outside her parent's place. Liberty and Teri go in. Jack gives Janet a pep talk until her brother Eddie wanders over. Eddie lays into Jack until Janet backs him off.
Janet goes inside the house and wanders around. She enters her old bedroom and discovers that it has been kept exactly the same since she left. Jack finds her in there and she sadly reminisces about her past there. She sobs as she thinks about losing her father as soon as she got him back. Eddie comes in and demands to know how his father went to Oakdale alive and came back in a box. Jack has no answers and asks him to lay off his sister. Jack rants until Eddie leaves. Janet says her life would have been a lot easier if he'd been around in the good old days.
On the porch, Liberty wonders how Teri could stand living with these people. They begin arguing with Aunt Marie, who snipes at them and sends Teri back inside. Aunt Marie offers to get Liberty a wig and mocks her clothes before telling her her mom is a loose woman. Gabriel calls and offers to help her feel better.
Liberty meets with her mother, Jack and Teri outside. They talk about being a family and Liberty says that her extended family seems like a bad reality show. "I hate them," she says. Aunt Marie wanders over and Liberty lashes out at her for the way she's treated her mother. Teri tries to keep the peace but Liberty tells Marie about getting knocked up and losing the baby. Teri sends Marie away and assures Liberty that they aren't as awful as they seem. Liberty tells Teri that she feels pressured by Parker and doesn't know what to do because he's been so great. They get called in to eat. Liberty sits alone for a minute.
Jack and Janet walk the streets of her old neighborhood. He tells her what a good job she did with her daughter. It was hard for Janet to learn to like herself because of her parents. When Jack fell in love with her, she learned to love herself again. They agree that they are each the best people they know. She wanders away for a walk on her own. He calls Carly to check in and tells her how much he misses her. Janet returns. They can hear her family yelling for her.
In Old Town, Gabriel catches Parker being hung up on by Liberty. He tells him to take the hint. They bicker about who knows what's best for Liberty.
Parker goes home and finds his mother is still there. He announces that he is going to Melrose Park and she forbids it. He claims that Liberty needs him; he can feel her slipping away from him. She knows how he's feeling and warns him that he could end up pushing her away.
Craig returns to Monte Carlo. He keeps calling for Ellis and finally gets his assistant who informs him that Ellis has cleaned out his desk and disappeared.
Gabriel shows up in Melrose Park to get Liberty.
Next on As The World Turns:
Reid tells Luke he won't kiss him again... unless it's what he wants.
Craig confesses that he and Carly have lost everything.
Gabriel is caught in a fire.
Lily freaks out when she sees Gabriel Caras.
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