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    The Meathead.

    Monday, May 24 2010
    Gabriel blames Craig, Parker is released and Lily has an offer for Gabriel.


    At the hospital, Lily is shocked when Gabriel tells Margo that Craig tried to kill him. Craig begins defending himself and his sister tells him to shut up. Lucinda and Lily gossip as they watch Margo continue her interrogation. Craig becomes distraught and Gabriel demands that he be kept away. A nurse has to come in and help Gabriel breathe. The arguing continues. Craig freaks out and shoves all the women out of the room. He demands to know what his son is doing. Craig tries talking to him and admits he's been less than nice but Gabriel is furious with him, even when his father insists that he should be blaming Lucinda for all of this. As Margo bursts in with a cop and arrests Craig, he begs the young man to change his story and not throw away their chance to be a family. Once Lucinda is left alone with Gabriel, he asks her if this was how she wanted things to go. "I couldn't have done it better myself," she says, marveling at how much like Craig he is. Lily and a doctor return and the women are asked to leave.



    At the station, Carly tells her son that everything will be okay. He begs her to stop trying to make things better. Parker just wants to do the right thing but his mom won't let him spend a second in jail. Liberty calls. "Dude, what is up?" Liberty asks before announcing she's on her way over. Parker wishes she wasn't. He argues with his mother until Liberty arrives and asks him away for coffee. He can't leave so Carly leaves them alone. Liberty gives him a hug and apologizes for things being weird. She tries joking around with him but he's edgy. A guard comes in and tells them to calm down so Parker explains that he's really there because of the attack on Gabriel.



    Jack is grumbling to Janet at Al's. He's proud of his son for confessing but he wishes Carly understood. Carly arrives and begins bickering with Jack. Janet accuses Carly of making things worse for her own kid. As the women argue, Margo calls Jack and tells him that Gabriel put the blame on Craig. They're all relieved and rush off.



    In the hospital corridor, Lucinda repeats to her daughter that there is nothing more for them to do. Lily wants to stay there but her mother keeps insisting that everything they have done is right. Lucinda is sure that all will be well with the world once Craig is carted off. Lily still refuses to budge. Her mother growls and walks away. Lily turns back into Gabriel's room and tells him that she and her mother are as much to blame as Craig. She tells him the whole story but he still blames his father. Lily wants to help make amends but she can only do that if he lets go of his pride. She asks him to stay with her and places a key in his hand. He doesn't want charity but she wants to do the right thing.



    Craig is in the car with Margo swearing that he's innocent. She's furious with him and sure he's guilty. He reminds her that Gabriel came to town to blackmail him and ruin his life. She thinks he's just trying to save himself and refuses to listen to his protests. He wants to talk to Gabriel but she says he's on his own.



    Carly, Jack and Janet run over to the station and tell Parker and Liberty that Gabriel is awake and he has put all of the blame on Craig. Carly tells her son that it's all over. He wants to be left alone to talk to Liberty. Once they are, she says that this doesn't exactly change things because he lied to her. Carly opens the door and offers to take him home. He wants to go on his own. He mopes away. Carly and Jack trail after him.



    At home, Carly sends her son up to rest and Jack wonders if everything is okay. He says that his son has really shone through for telling the truth. She asks him to stay for supper but he leaves for work. When Parker comes back down, his mother hugs him. He's disoriented and wonders how Craig could have sold him out. She tells him not to ask questions and just be happy they're lucky.



    Janet and Liberty are at Java discussing Parker's lie. Liberty's amazed by how jealous Parker has been. Janet makes excuses for him and suggests they spend some time apart. She also suggests that she stay away from Gabriel.



    Margo drops her brother off at the station and walks away. Jack walks in and begins arguing with Craig and wishes he could kill him. A cop pulls Jack away. Craig continues defending himself and insists that he would never let Parker go to jail because he loves Carly. "If you think I could do that, you're a bigger meathead than I thought," Craig taunts.



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    USER COMMENTS

    Posted by Nykai at Monday, May 24 2010 12:10 PM

    liberty and janet have a lot of nerve and i hope parker finds out that liberty told margo and basically thru parker under the bus

    Posted by sweetcaoline at Monday, May 24 2010 12:22 PM

    YEA!!! ANOTHER GOOD DAY WITHOUT L/N/R

    Posted by Kris10g at Monday, May 24 2010 12:30 PM

    Liberty & Janet are a huge waste of air time. They both are users. Liberty let Parker spend his money on her for all of her needs, let him support her during her pregnancy, and her cancer, but the minute she is doing better she leaves him in her dust. Janet is the same way. Of course that's just the icing on top of the cake for them. They are arrogant and judgemental as well. They both disgust me.

    Posted by Blesseddiva at Monday, May 24 2010 12:35 PM

    Well Craig, this is a case where you have told so many lies and pulled so many stunts, that no one believes you.
    Lucinda is just as bad as you, but it will catch up to her as well.

    Parker is so pathetic. how many times is Liberty going to diss you for another guy and how many times will you run back to her? Liberty only wants you when you can pay for her apartment and distract her from chemo. She doesn't want a romantic relationship with you, she is not into you like that. Wake up dude!

    Posted by FANOFTHESOAPS at Monday, May 24 2010 12:41 PM

    The writers have made Liberty's character so unlikeable. I just do not understand why she feels that she can judge people, especially someone who was their for her through all of her ups and downs. I mean as soon as Gabriel came into town she though Parker to the side like he didn't matter. Plus, she's being super hard on Parker about his fight with Gabriel, but what about Gabriel stealing Parker's money(money he used to help her, I might add) and blackmailing Craig....Liberty can turn a blind eye to Gabriel's wrong doings I guess. These writers are such idiots...their moral compass is even too far fetched and screwy for the soap world.

    Posted by FANOFTHESOAPS at Monday, May 24 2010 12:44 PM

    Blesseddiva, I hope he wakes up before the end of this soap. At the rate the writers are writing they will not have any viewers left by the time the last show airs if they keep this stuff up.

    Posted by GLandWT at Monday, May 24 2010 01:28 PM

    I have a different take on Liberty and Parker. She and Parker are best friends even though Parker wants more; She is angry with him because he didn't tell her that Gabriel was blackmailing Craig. Parker probably thought Liberty wouldn't have believed anything he said bad about Gabriel...

    Carly could save Craig if she wants... I know all she could think about was her son; but now that he is free, she needs to remember that Craig was at her house. In any investigation, there is a time established as to when a fire started. (Even though we, the fans, know that Craig started the fire) Craig detonated it while he was at Carly's house; therefore he couldn't have been at the warehouse as Gabriel stated. Carly is good at figuring things out when she wants...

    I know Lucinda wants to see Craig punished, but she has gone a little too far with this.

    I hope Jack heard what Craig told him - "he loves Carly and would never do anything to hurt her son". Also, I think Parker might be the one to figure out that Gabriel is lying. I know the Craig character has done a lot of bad thins in the past and recently with the fire, but I like this Craig (Jon) and I am rooting for him to come thru and be a great dad to Johnny and Gabriel. I still want him to marry Carly making Parker and Gabriel step-brothers... lol

    Posted by moodyjudy at Monday, May 24 2010 01:31 PM

    Oh for cryin out loud! Who the heck even CARES about this Gabriel kid? Do we REALLY need a teen story line to drag out the summer? Liberty is such a jerk. Just like her Betty Crocker reject mom. Poor Parker.Ye gawds....Give me more Barbara please!!!

    Posted by jj1234 at Monday, May 24 2010 01:38 PM

    FANOFTHESOAPS....so true! Liberty hasn't said one thing about how Gabriel stole money from Parker or how he did it by blackmailing someone. She's known him for a whole minute and takes his side while poor, stupid Parker has been there and taken care of her for how long???? All the times Gabriel was taking her on roadtrips and plane rides...he was doing it with Parker's money! So Parker punched him...why does he need to tell her anything? She would've just assumed it was about her (because everything is about her) and not about the fact that the kid stole from him. Parker was right not to trust Gabriel and selfish Liberty is taking his side over a guy that wanted to raise a child that didn't belong to him just to be with her. Can't stand her anymore!

    Posted by kyh4 at Monday, May 24 2010 03:46 PM

    Oh my word! What is happening in OAKDALE!!! I have been away too long! I basically quit the show back in 2004. I am locked back in now. I have been watching for a solid two weeks and I am trying to come to grips that yet another good show is going down the drain. Anyways today was so good. I sure hope Gabriel knows what he is doing. Lucinda Walsh still the same ol' lol. I Love Margo!!!!! She certainly told Craig. I gotta a feeling he will be cleared just like he always is.

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