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The Latest Unpleasantness.

Friday, April 30 2010
Lucinda tries to do damage control and Carly tries to shield her son.


At home, Lily tells Holden that she has made a terrible mistake and she doesn't know how she can make things right. Before she can confide in him, Lucinda arrives to stop her. She bickers with Holden and they send him away. Lucinda reminds her of how bad it would be if Craig found out the truth. Lily confesses that she told him already. "You are out of your mind," Lucinda says. She berates her daughter and Lily defends her choice. Lucinda is sure that Craig would have just turned Gabriel into a puppet and storms off.



Craig is at Gabriel's hospital bedside. He begins telling him to survive and fight his way back. Carly looks in at them and mulls over what Parker told her. She calls her son and tells him to keep his mouth shut about everything. Craig comes out to talk to her. She sneers at him and strides off. He goes back into his son's room. Margo walks in as he gets emotional. She's shocked and asks him what's really going on. She questions him about his family and friends and the fire. He claims he knows nothing and anxiously runs off.



Jack and Janet return to Carly's house. She thanks him again for going with her. He tells her that she and the baby will always be part of his life. They hug. Parker comes down to see them. Liberty rushes out to hug her mom and tells her about the fire. Carly arrives and hugs Jack. Parker stares. When the mother and daughter walk off, Carly tries to assure Jack that all is well. He tells them that they need to focus on their family and suggests they talk everything over. Carly's jumpy. Jack worries.



Janet and Liberty sit in her room and talk about Gabriel. She admits that he doesn't get along with Parker. They discuss why they fought. Janet tells her that she has nothing to feel guilty about as long as she's been honest with everyone.



Janet returns to the others. Carly is going into a panic and explodes at Janet. There's bickering until Janet leaves to make a sandwich. Jack defends Janet and annoys Carly. She hustles her son out of the house and Jack goes into the kitchen to see Janet. She tells him that Parker was caught breaking into Gabriel's room. He's startled. She takes the sandwich to Liberty, who isn't hungry. Her mother forces her to eat anyway. Janet tells her that she doesn't feel like she's been doing her job as a mother. Liberty tells her to focus on the baby. She wonders if they're moving in with Dusty. Janet wants to be independent but her daughter doubts that's a good idea. Janet insists that as long as they have each other, everything will be okay.


Parker and his mother are in Old Town. He wants to come clean to his father but she tells him that his story won't be convincing and it will be bad for everyone. She thinks they should just wait and see what happens. He doesn't think he can stand by and do nothing. Carly is insistent and promises that everything will be okay.


Margo goes to see Jack and tells him about the fire. She thinks it was arson but they have no proof yet. She puts him in charge of the investigation. He points out that he has a conflict of interest in the case but she doesn't see it that way. As they discuss what happened to Gabriel, Parker listens.



Lily goes to the hospital to see Gabriel. She wishes the secret had never been kept from him. She hopes that he'll understand why she did what she did.



As Craig returns to his room, Lucinda is waiting so they can discuss 'the latest unpleasantness'. He has a drink and she tells him to give them a break. She insists that his son means nothing to him and tells him to forget him. He grabs her by the throat and threatens to kill her. When he lets go of her, he rants that she's lied to him and if he loses another son, she will lose everything she's ever had. He throws her out. He drinks.



Lucinda shows up at the farm house and tells Holden that Lily and the kids are in danger from Craig.



Holden goes to see Lily and tells her he knows everything and Craig attacked Lucinda. Lily begins blaming herself. He tells her that Craig will have to go through him if he wants to get to her.



Craig goes to the scene of the fire and finishes a bottle of booze. Carly comes out after he smashes a bottle. "Another accident?" she asks.



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