GH Transcript Tuesday 1/26/99

 

General Hospital Transcript Tuesday 1/26/99

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A.J.: WHAT'S THIS?
EDWARD: IT'S A COURT ORDER
FOR A BLOOD TEST TO PROVE THAT
MICHAEL IS YOUR SON.
ALAN: WHAT IF A.J. REALLY IS
MICHAEL'S FATHER AND JASON
KNEW IT?
MONICA: I DON'T WANT IT
TO DESTROY WHAT'S LEFT OF THIS
FAMILY.
JASON: AND SHE GAVE ME
MICHAEL, SONNY, AND I OWE
HER FOR THAT.
SONNY: CAN YOU DEPEND
ON CARLY?
JASON: NO.
FELICIA: NO SHINY APPLE
ON YOUR DESK?
SOMEBODY'S FALLING DOWN
ON THE JOB.
MAC: I'LL SINK MY TEETH
INTO THESE.
THE "GENERAL HOMICIDE" CASE IS
FINALLY CLOSED, AND I NEED
TO DEBRIEF GARCIA.
FELICIA: MAC, YOU PROMISED
NOT TO OVERDO IT.
MAC: TO TAKE IT GRADUAL,
NOT HANDLE MYSELF LIKE A GLASS
FIGURINE.
FELICIA: YOU'RE SUPPOSED
TO PHASE BACK INTO THE JOB.
MAC: I'VE BEEN
SECRETLY PHASING FOR WEEKS
NOW.
FELICIA: THERE ARE NO SECRETS
FROM ME.
I KNOW THAT YOU'VE BEEN HIDING
STATUS REPORTS UNDER MAGAZINE
COVERS.
MAC: NOTHING GETS PAST YOU.
FELICIA: NO.
NOTHING.
I'LL KNOW IF YOU'RE WORKING TOO
HARD, SO PROMISE ME IF YOU START
TO DRAG, YOU'LL SIT DOWN,
YOU'LL PUT YOUR FEET UP,
AND YOU'LL CLOSE YOUR EYES.
MAC: AND I'LL SLAP A SIGN
ON MY HEAD THAT SAYS "BACK
IN AN HOUR."
FELICIA: YES.
CLOSE THE DOOR, TURN OUT
THE LIGHTS.
MAC: FELICIA, I'M FINE.
FELICIA: I KNOW YOU'RE FINE,
BUT THAT TRANSLATES "FORGET IT."
MAC: I'M FINE.
TAGGERT: WELCOME BACK,
COMMISSIONER.
A JELLYROLL FROM GREASY JOE'S.
FRESH FROM THE SQUAD ROOM, A CUP
OF HOT AND BLACK.
YOU'LL BE HAPPY TO KNOW WE STILL
USE THE BRAND THAT TASTES LIKE
THE INSIDE OF A LEAD PIPE.
MAC: AH.
BELIEVE IT OR NOT, I MISS THIS
POISON.
FELICIA: I'M SURE YOU HAVE.
MAC: FOND AS I AM
OF YOUR ALMOND ROAST,
NOTHING -- NOTHING JUMP-STARTS
THE NERVES QUITE LIKE THIS.
TAGGERT: AHEM.
YOU ARE BOOKED WITH STILLER
AT 10:00.
YOU HAVE THE VICE UNIT AT 11:00.
AND ALSO WE HAVE SONNY CORINTHOS
AT 12:00.
FELICIA: LIEUTENANT,
IN THE RIGHT STARCHED UNIFORM,
NOBODY WOULD KNOW YOU
FROM A NURSE.
TAGGERT: OH?
FELICIA: IT'S GOOD TO SEE
YOU PAMPERING THE PATIENT.
NOTHING LIKE A LITTLE T.L.C.
JASON: I DON'T -- I DON'T SEE
THE PROBLEM.
THE WAREHOUSE IS READY,
THE PRICE IS A DEAL.
WE COULD BE UP AND RUNNING
BY THE END OF THE MONTH.
SONNY: UNLESS SOMEBODY HIGH
IN LAW ENFORCEMENT DECIDES
TO JAM US UP.
JASON: WHY COME DOWN
ON A LEGITIMATE BUSINESS?
SONNY: DO YOU REALLY THINK
MAC BUYS US AS THAT?
JASON: HE NEVER WENT OUT
OF HIS WAY TO HASSLE US BEFORE.
SONNY: WELL, BEFORE, YOU WERE
FAMILY THROUGH ROBIN.
NOW YOU'RE JUST ANOTHER THUG.
I GOT A REQUEST FROM
HEADQUARTERS.
MAC WANTS ME TO DROP IN.
JASON: ANY IDEA WHY?
SONNY: WELL, I DON'T THINK
HE WANTS TO REMINISCE ABOUT OLD
TIMES.
JASON: MAC COULD SET US BACK
SCHEDULE-WISE.
SONNY: AND BLOW YOUR SHOT
AT KEEPING YOUR KID.
EMILY: HEY. HAVE YOU --
OH, NEVER MIND.
THERE IT IS.
A.J.: NO SCHOOL TODAY?
EMILY: NO.
STILL ON WINTER BREAK.
A.J.: STILL?
EMILY: HMM.
NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH SEMESTER
BREAK OR CHRISTMAS BREAK.
A.J.: AND THEY WONDER WHY
TEST SCORES ARE PLUNGING.
AMERICAN KIDS ARE NEVER
IN SCHOOL.
EMILY: HMM.
SPOKEN EXACTLY LIKE GRANDFATHER.
AND I'LL HAVE YOU KNOW THAT
MY TEST SCORES ARE ON A VERY
HIGH CURVE.
A.J.: YEAH, WELL, THE CURVE
LOOKS LIKE THE CHALLENGE SLOPE
AT MOUNT EVANGELINE.
YOU KNOW, I'M AMAZED THAT
PARENTS DON'T REBEL.
EMILY: WELL, YOU KNOW,
YOU CAN LOCK YOUR KIDS
IN A TOWER FOR SEVEN DAYS
A WEEK -- THAT IS, IF YOU EVER
HAVE --
I ONLY SAY THAT BECAUSE I KNOW
THAT YOU WORK SO HARD.
A.J.: YEAH.
SO WHERE ARE YOU HEADED?
EMILY: UM -- A PHOTO SHOOT.
ACTUALLY, I'LL BE BEHIND
THE CAMERA.
IN SPITE OF MY INFERIOR
EDUCATION, I THINK THAT I CAN
HANDLE AN INSTANT CAMERA.
AND IF ALL ELSE FAILS, I CAN
BECOME ONE OF THOSE
PHOTOGRAPHERS ON THE BOARDWALK
THAT TAKES PICTURES OF TOURISTS.
"FIVE BUCKS FOR A PHOTO
MEMORY" -- OR IS $5 TOO MUCH?
A.J.: EM, WHY ARE YOU WORKING
SO HARD NOT TO ANSWER
MY QUESTION?
EMILY: I'M GOING TO JASON'S
TO TAKE PICTURES OF MICHAEL, OK?
A.J., PLEASE DON'T ASK ME
IF YOU CAN COME.
I'M GOING TO GET AN EXTRA COPY
FOR THE FAMILY, AND I'LL GET
YOU ONE.
A.J.: OH, YEAH.
A SET OF PRINTS AND I SHOULD BE
HAPPY, RIGHT?
EMILY: A.J., DON'T MAKE THIS
A BIG DEAL.
COME ON, IT'S JASON'S HOUSE
AND IT'S JASON'S SON,
WHICH MAKES IT'S JASON'S --
A.J.: WRONG.
IT'S WRONG, EM.
AND IT'S GOT TO STOP.
LOOK, THERE'S --
THERE'S SOMETHING YOU NEED
TO KNOW.
EMILY: OK, CAN WE DO THIS
ANOTHER TIME, PLEASE?
I --
A.J.: NO. NO.
SEE, I -- I DON'T WANT
YOU TO HEAR IT FROM SOMEONE
ELSE, OR YOU MIGHT READ IT
IN SOME RAG.
EMILY: WHAT NOW?
A.J.: JASON --
HE FAKED US OUT, EM.
HE'S BEEN FAKING US OUT SINCE
BEFORE MICHAEL WAS EVEN BORN.
HE DIDN'T PUSH US AWAY
TO PROTECT HIS SON.
EMILY: NOT "US," A.J.
YOU AND GRANDFATHER --
A.J.: NO, NO, THE WHOLE
MICHAEL BLOCKADE WAS FOR JASON.
EMILY: DO WE REALLY HAVE
TO GO THROUGH THIS RIGHT NOW?
A.J.: I'M --
I'M MICHAEL'S FATHER.
THAT'S RIGHT, EM.
YOU HEARD ME.
MICHAEL'S MY SON, NOT JASON'S.
MONICA: WELCOME BACK.
IT SEEMS LIKE FOREVER.
BOBBIE: HI.
WELL, IT'S GOOD TO BE
INDISPENSABLE.
MONICA: DO YOU HAVE A MINUTE?
BOBBIE: YEAH.
MONICA: SO --
WELL, DID LUCAS DO WELL
AT THE DIABETES PILOT PROGRAM?
BOBBIE: OH, YEAH.
YEAH, IT WAS GOOD.
YOU KNOW, IT WAS REALLY GOOD
FOR HIM TO BE AROUND THE OTHER
KIDS.
MONICA?
MONICA: HMM?
BOBBIE: I CAN SEE YOU'RE VERY
TENSE, SO WHY DON'T YOU JUST SAY
WHAT'S ON YOUR MIND.
MONICA: OK.
HAVE YOU SEEN OR TALKED
TO CARLY?
BOBBIE: MM-HMM.
MONICA: WELL, THEN
YOU UNDERSTAND WHY I AM TENSE --
REELING, AS A MATTER OF FACT.
BOBBIE: YEAH.
WELL, YOU KNOW, I REALLY WISH
I COULD SAY SOMETHING,
BUT, FORGIVE ME.
I CAN'T GO INTO THIS
WITH YOU RIGHT NOW.
MONICA: WHAT, YOU HAVE
SOMETHING THAT'S MORE PRESSING?
BOBBIE: I JUST DON'T FEEL
THAT I'M IN A POSITION TO,
AND I DON'T FEEL COMFORTABLE
WITH IT.
MONICA: "COMFORTABLE"?
I DEFINITELY DON'T FEEL
COMFORTABLE.
I FEEL LIKE I'M GOING THROUGH
SOME GREEK TRAGEDY.
MY YOUNGEST SON HAS STOLEN
MY OLDEST SON'S CHILD.
BOBBIE: WELL, THAT'S A.J.'S
POINT OF VIEW, I'M SURE,
BUT THE REALITY IS A LITTLE MORE
COMPLICATED THAN THAT.
MONICA: THE REALITY IS
A.J. IS MICHAEL'S FATHER.
BOBBIE: OH, NO.
I'M AFRAID I CAN'T AGREE.
MONICA: I CAN'T BELIEVE I'M
HEARING THIS.
YOU'RE NOT DISPUTING THE FACTS,
ARE YOU?
BECAUSE I'M NOT GOING TO STAND
HERE AND BE STONEWALLED
BY A FRIEND.
BOBBIE: MONICA, COME ON.
I WOULDN'T DO THAT.
MONICA: WELL, THEN WHAT'S
HAPPENING, REALLY?
HASN'T CARLY BROUGHT YOU UP
TO SPEED?
BOBBIE: WELL, I WOULD IMAGINE
I PROBABLY KNOW ABOUT AS MUCH
AS YOU DO.
MONICA: WELL, THEN YOU KNOW
THE AFFAIR SHE HAD WITH JASON
ENDED BEFORE MICHAEL WAS EVEN
CONCEIVED.
THE CHILD IS A.J.'S -- UNLESS,
OF COURSE, YOU THINK THERE WAS
ANOTHER MAN IN CARLY'S LIFE THAT
SHE WAS CHEATING ON TONY WITH,
SOMEONE ELSE THAT SHE MANAGED
TO USE.
BOBBIE: STOP IT, MONICA.
JUST STOP IT, OK?
I DON'T WANT TO FIGHT WITH YOU.
MONICA: WELL, I'M SORRY.
I MEAN, YOU'RE NOT TO BLAME
FOR ANY OF THIS.
I JUST DON'T WANT TO HEAR
YOU JUSTIFYING YOUR DAUGHTER.
BOBBIE: CARLY'S NOT
THE POINT.
NEITHER IS A.J. -- OR JASON,
FOR THAT MATTER, OR US.
HEY, SHOULDN'T WE BE THINKING
ABOUT OUR GRANDSON?
MONICA: I AM THINKING ABOUT
OUR GRANDSON.
HE DOESN'T KNOW HIS FATHER.
BOBBIE: THAT IS WHERE
YOU AND I PART COMPANY.
DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN MICHAEL
FIRST CAME INTO THIS WORLD?
HE HAD TO FIGHT JUST TO KEEP
HIS HEART BEATING.
HE WAS TINY AND SO WEAK
AND IN SERIOUS TROUBLE.
AND CARLY WAS UNABLE TO COPE.
AND WHILE HIS MOTHER WAS
EMOTIONALLY PARALYZED
AND A.J. WAS RUNNING AROUND
TRACKING DOWN BLOOD TYPES,
ONE PERSON SAT IN THAT NURSERY
BY MICHAEL'S SIDE EVERY NIGHT.
MONICA: COME ON,
BOBBIE, THAT'S NOT FAIR.
BOBBIE: EVERY TIME THAT
MICHAEL OPENED UP HIS EYES,
JASON'S FACE WAS THE FIRST THING
HE SAW, THE FIRST VOICE
HE HEARD, THE FIRST TOUCH.
MONICA: AND WHOSE FAULT IS
THAT?
BOBBIE: WELL, DO YOU THINK
MICHAEL CARES ABOUT FAULT?
OR D.N.A., FOR THAT MATTER?
OH.
PUT THAT BABY IN A ROOM
WITH JASON AND A.J., AND ASK HIM
WHERE HIS DADDY IS.
MONICA: SO YOU'RE JUST
DISMISSING A.J.?
BOBBIE: OH, I'M SICK ABOUT
WHAT HAPPENED FOR A.J.
BUT I CAN'T GO BACK AND CHANGE
WHAT'S DONE.
MONICA: NO, YOU'RE RIGHT.
YOU CAN'T.
BUT A JUDGE CAN.
AND A.J. HAS HIS RIGHTS.
BOBBIE: WELL, WHAT ABOUT
MICHAEL'S RIGHTS?
DOESN'T HE HAVE A RIGHT TO BE
WITH THE FATHER HE LOVES,
THE FATHER HE'S LEARNED TO COUNT
ON, THE ONE SINGLE CONSTANT
IN HIS LIFE?
A.J.: OK.
I GOT DRUNK AND SPENT THE NIGHT
WITH CARLY.
EMILY: AND NOW THAT MAKES
MICHAEL YOURS.
A.J.: SO DRUNK, I BLACKED
THE SEX OUT.
EMILY: THEN HOW CAN YOU BE
SURE THAT IT HAPPENED?
A.J.: LOOK, THAT'S -- THAT'S
WHAT CARLY WAS BANKING ON, EM.
BUT THINGS DIDN'T WORK OUT
ACCORDING TO PLAN.
IT TOOK MONTHS, BUT IT ALL CAME
BACK TO ME -- WE DID SLEEP
TOGETHER THAT NIGHT.
EMILY: ONE NIGHT, AND NOW
YOU'RE MICHAEL'S FATHER?
A.J.: LOOK, EM, SHE WAS
SO FRANTIC TO KEEP ME CLUELESS.
REMEMBER?
SHE EVEN DRUGGED ME TO FOG UP
MY MEMORY.
EMILY: THAT DOESN'T PROVE
ANYTHING.
A.J.: BUT, YOU KNOW, I HAD
A THOUGHT, THOUGH.
I MEAN, I HAD A FEELING SORT
OF LIKE AN INSTINCT THAT EVEN
THOUGH SHE KEPT INSISTING THAT
THE BABY WAS TONY'S AND SHE WAS
TELLING ME THAT THERE WAS NO WAY
IT WAS MINE BECAUSE
OF THE TIMING THING, A VOICE
IN MY HEAD SAID DIFFERENT.
EMILY: A.J., YOU'RE GOING
ON A VOICE IN YOUR HEAD?
COME ON.
A.J.: YEAH, WELL, IT WASN'T
TILL TONY THREATENED
WITH A CUSTODY SUIT THAT
SHE CHANGED HER TUNE.
AND THEN, ALL OF A SUDDEN,
JASON WAS IN THE PICTURE.
EMILY: NO.
JASON WAS NOT SUDDENLY
IN THE PICTURE, OR WHATEVER.
I MEAN, HE HAD A THING GOING
ON WITH CARLY.
A.J.: BUT THEIR THING WAS
LONG OVER BEFORE SHE GOT
PREGNANT.
EMILY: HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT?
A.J.: ROBIN TOLD ME.
EMILY: ROBIN?
A.J.: YES.
ROBIN.
EVERYONE THOUGHT THAT SHE WAS
DOING SO WELL.
WELL, IT'S OBVIOUS WHY.
SHE KNEW THAT MICHAEL WASN'T
HIS SON.
SHE'S KNOWN FOR MONTHS.
SHE JUST PLAYED ALONG WITH IT.
EMILY: NO.
NO, ROBIN'S TOO HONEST FOR THAT.
THAT -- NO WAY.
A.J.: LOOK, THAT'S WHY
SHE COULDN'T KEEP UP
THE PRETENSE.
SHE FINALLY BROKE DOWN.
SHE'S THE ONE WHO CAME TO ME
WITH THIS INFORMATION.
EM, I'M NOT MAKING THIS UP.
EMILY: A.J., I DON'T KNOW
WHAT ROBIN TOLD YOU,
BUT YOU MUST HAVE MISUNDERSTOOD
IT, OR SHE MUST HAVE
MISINTERPRETED SOMETHING,
OR MAYBE CARLY TRICKED HER.
A.J.: NO, WE, EM.
THIS FAMILY WAS -- WE WERE
THE ONES WHO WERE TRICKED,
AND MOST OF ALL, MICHAEL.
EMILY: NO. UH-UH.
I'M NOT GOING TO BELIEVE THAT.
I'M SORRY.
THAT -- THAT'S JUST NOT REAL.
IT DOESN'T FEEL REAL TO ME.
A.J.: I KNOW.
I KNOW THAT THIS IS GOING
TO TAKE A LITTLE TIME
TO SINK IN.
EMILY: I DON'T WANT IT
TO SINK IN.
IT'S SOME FANTASY.
A.J.: YOU'RE SAYING -- WHAT,
I'M DELUSIONAL?
EMILY: WELL, I'M SURE
YOU WANT IT TO BE THAT WAY.
A.J.: I'M LYING?
EMILY: WELL, IT WOULDN'T BE
A FIRST TIME.
A.J., THIS SEEMS TOO PERFECT
FOR YOU AND GRANDFATHER, AND NOT
A WORD OF IT RINGS TRUE.
YOU WOULD DO ANYTHING TO GET
ON GRANDFATHER'S GOOD SIDE,
INCLUDING MAKING SOME CONSPIRACY
ABOUT MICHAEL.
A.J.: YOU KNOW WHAT?
I'M REALLY SORRY THAT YOU DON'T
FEEL YOU CAN TRUST ME.
AND I CAN'T BLAME ANYONE
BUT MYSELF FOR THAT, BUT --
AND I'M ALSO REALLY SORRY THAT
THE TRUTH STINGS BECAUSE JASON'S
NOT WHO YOU THINK.
EMILY: NO.
JASON HAS NEVER, EVER LIED
TO ME.
OK?
DO YOU GOT THAT?
NEVER LIED TO ME.
I CAN ALWAYS GO TO HIM
FOR THE TRUTH.
THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT I PLAN
TO DO.
A.J.: OH.
SONNY: YOU CAN STALL
THE QUARTERMAINES, BUT YOU'RE
NOT GOING TO HOLD THEM OFF
FOREVER.
THEY'RE GOING TO GET
YOU IN COURT EVENTUALLY.
JASON: MICHAEL'S MOTHER'S
ON MY SIDE.
THE LAWYER SAYS THAT CARRIES
A LOT OF WEIGHT.
SONNY: OK.
THIS LAWYER -- HAS HE MET --
JASON: SHE.
SONNY: HAS SHE MET CARLY?
JASON: JUDGES STILL LEAN
TOWARD THE MOTHER.
PLUS IT COUNTS THAT I'VE TAKEN
CARE OF MICHAEL FROM THE DAY
THEY RELEASED HIM FROM
THE HOSPITAL.
SONNY: OK, THE JUDGE IS GOING
TO WANT TO KNOW WHAT YOU DO
FOR A LIVING.
JASON: I CO-OWN AN
IMPORT-EXPORT BUSINESS.
SONNY: WHAT IF MAC SAYS THAT
YOU'RE A GANGSTER?
JASON: MAC'S NOT GOING
TO HAVE ANY PROOF.
SONNY: AND YOU'RE NOT GOING
TO HAVE A BUSINESS TO POINT TO.
HAS THIS LAWYER GIVEN YOU ODDS
OF WHAT COULD HAPPEN?
JASON: YEAH, I TOLD YOU THAT
SHE THINKS OUR CHANCES ARE GOOD.
SONNY: BUT WHAT IF SHE'S --
WHAT IF SHE'S WRONG?
YOU GOT PLAN B?
JASON: I DON'T CARE WHAT ANY
JUDGE SAYS, SONNY.
I'M NOT GOING TO LET
THE QUARTERMAINES GET
THEIR HANDS ON MICHAEL.
SONNY: IS THAT PLAN B?
JASON: WE'LL DISAPPEAR.
MICHAEL, CARLY, ME -- YOU KNOW
IT'S BETTER THAN MICHAEL BEING
PROGRAMMED LIKE A ROBOT,
AND YOU KNOW THAT'S WHAT
THE QUARTERMAINES ARE GOING
TO TRY TO DO BECAUSE THEY DON'T
GIVE A DAMN WHO MICHAEL IS.
THEY ONLY CARE WHAT THEY WANT
HIM TO BE.
SONNY: SO YOU'D LEAVE TOWN --
A DIFFERENT COUNTRY,
MADE-UP NAME.
WHAT IS MICHAEL
GOING TO GROW UP TO BE?
JASON: I'LL HELP MICHAEL BE
WHATEVER HE WANTS TO BE --
EVEN A QUARTERMAINE, IF THAT'S
WHAT HE DECIDES.
BOBBIE: YOU HAVE SEEN JASON
AND MICHAEL TOGETHER.
YOU KNOW HOW CONNECTED THEY ARE.
YOU'VE SEEN THE LIGHT
IN MICHAEL'S EYES WHEN JASON
WALKS INTO THE ROOM.
MONICA: JASON IS WONDERFUL
WITH MICHAEL.
THAT'S NOT THE POINT.
BOBBIE: WELL, WHAT IS
THE POINT IF MICHAEL ISN'T?
MONICA: WELL, THERE'S JUST
SUCH A THING AS BEING FAIR,
BOBBIE.
EVEN ALAN SEES THAT, AND HE'S
NEVER STOOD BEHIND A.J.
BUT HE IS SOLIDLY BEHIND HIM
NOW.
BOBBIE: ISN'T IT POSSIBLE
THAT ALAN IS WORKING OUT HIS OWN
PATERNAL GUILT?
ALAN HAS DISCOUNTED A.J. SINCE
A.J.'S A LITTLE BOY.
WE HAVE DISCUSSED THIS MANY
TIMES, MONICA, AND IT HAS
TROUBLED YOU FOR YEARS.
WHEN A.J. WAS STRUGGLING
WITH ALCOHOL, ALAN SHOWED HIM
NOTHING BUT CONTEMPT.
AND WHEN A.J. RECOVERED, HE WAS
STILL SECOND BEST IN ALAN'S
EYES.
AND NOW, SUDDENLY, ALAN IS
IN A.J.'S CORNER?
MONICA: WELL, HE'S SEEN
THE MAN THAT A.J.'S BECOME --
SOMEONE WITH ENOUGH COURAGE
TO SHAKE AN ADDICTION.
BOBBIE: AND SO NOW ALAN IS
FILLED WITH REMORSE
AND DETERMINED TO MAKE UP
FOR THE PAST, WHICH IS GREAT
FOR A.J., BUT NOT AT MICHAEL'S
EXPENSE.
MONICA: A.J. IS MICHAEL'S
FATHER.
YOU DON'T THINK HE'S UP
FOR THE JOB?
BOBBIE: OH.
THAT'S NOT WHAT I'M SAYING.
MONICA: WELL, "MICHAEL'S
EXPENSE."
COME ON.
BOBBIE: DO YOU REMEMBER
THE FIRST TIME YOU HELD JASON?
MONICA: OH, COME ON, BOBBIE.
DON'T -- DON'T CHANGE
THE SUBJECT.
BOBBIE: HE WAS SUSAN MOORE'S
ILLEGITIMATE SON.
YOU DIDN'T EVEN WANT HIM LIVING
IN YOUR HOUSE.
BUT ONE NIGHT, SOMETHING
HAPPENED TO CHANGE ALL OF THAT.
MONICA: YEAH.
BOBBIE: DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN
YOUR BARRIERS BROKE DOWN?
MONICA: WELL,
JASON WAS SICK.
BOBBIE: YEAH.
HE WAS SICK.
AND HE WAS TINY AND HE WAS WEAK,
AND YOU PICKED HIM UP.
AND FROM THAT MOMENT ON, HE WAS
YOURS.
AND THAT'S WHAT HAPPENS WHEN
YOU HAVE A HEART AND FATE HANDS
YOU AN INFANT TO TAKE CARE OF.
MONICA: BUT THIS WASN'T FATE,
BOBBIE.
BOBBIE: WELL, WHAT -- WHAT
WOULD YOU HAVE DONE IF A YEAR
OR SO LATER JASON'S MOTHER CAME
BACK FROM THE GRAVE AND DEMANDED
HER SON BACK?
WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE DONE?
MONICA: YOU CAN'T COMPARE
THIS.
BOBBIE: YES, I CAN.
I CAN COMPARE.
YOU KNOW I CAN
BECAUSE YOU'RE A MOTHER
AND SO AM I.
I DIDN'T GIVE BIRTH TO LUCAS.
BUT WHEN CHERYL CAME AND TOOK
HIM AWAY FROM ME, I ACHED
FOR HIM.
AND I'LL TELL YOU THIS,
MONICA -- HE ACHED FOR ME, TOO.
MONICA: WELL, YOU CAN'T
POSSIBLY KNOW WHAT LUCAS FELT.
BOBBIE: OH, I DO KNOW
BECAUSE YEARS LATER, WHEN I GOT
HIM BACK, HE LOOKED AT ME LIKE
SOMETHING HE'D LOST.
HE LOOKED AT ME LIKE A HOME
HE HAD LONGED FOR AND FOUND.
NOW, YOU CAN TELL ME I'M
IMAGINING THIS AND YOU CAN TELL
ME I AM TOTALLY DELUSIONAL,
BUT DEEP DOWN, YOU KNOW WHAT I'M
SAYING IS TRUE.
THERE ARE BONDS TOO POWERFUL
TO BREAK.
[KNOCK ON DOOR]
JASON: WHAT'S WRONG?
EMILY: A.J. IS SAYING THESE
COMPLETELY CRAZY THINGS, OK?
AND I BASICALLY BELIEVE THAT
THEY'RE NOT TRUE, BUT I HAVE
TO ASK YOU, OK?
I JUST HAVE TO ASK YOU THIS
QUESTION.
JASON: OK.
EMILY: I KNOW YOU'RE GOING
TO THINK I'M INSANE -- THIS IS
JUST CRAZY -- BUT A.J. IS SAYING
THAT HE'S MICHAEL'S FATHER.
HE'S LYING, RIGHT?
YOU'RE MICHAEL'S FATHER, RIGHT?
JASON: YES.
EMILY: GOOD.
I CAN'T BELIEVE I LISTENED
TO HIM FOR ONE SECOND.
WHY WOULD HE PRETEND TO BE
MICHAEL'S REAL FATHER?
JASON: BIOLOGICALLY, IT IS
TRUE.
EMILY: "BIOLOGICALLY"?
JASON: A.J. HAD SEX
WITH CARLY.
EMILY: SO --
SO HE'S MICHAEL'S REAL FATHER?
JASON: NOT TO MICHAEL.
NOT TO ME.
EMILY: WELL -- WHAT DO
YOU MEAN?
YOU DON'T KNOW WHO HIS
FATHER IS?
JASON: CARLY AND I WEREN'T
SLEEPING TOGETHER WHEN SHE GOT
PREGNANT WITH MICHAEL.
EMILY: YOU LIED!
JASON: NO, I DIDN'T LIE.
EMILY: YES, YOU DID!
YOU LIED TO EVERYBODY,
INCLUDING ME!
JASON: CARLY WAS SCARED
AND PREGNANT, AND DR. JONES WAS
FILING FOR CUSTODY, AND A.J. WAS
CLAIMING THE KID AS HIS.
EMILY: HE WAS RIGHT!
JASON: CARLY FELT SURROUNDED.
SO SHE CAME TO ME BECAUSE I WAS
HER FRIEND.
EMILY: AS A FRIEND?
YOU SAID MICHAEL WAS YOUR SON
JUST FOR A FRIEND?
JASON: I DIDN'T HAVE TO SAY
MICHAEL WAS MY SON.
CARLY TOLD PEOPLE THAT THE BABY
WAS MINE.
NOBODY ASKED ME --
EMILY: OH, DON'T DO THAT,
JASON.
DON'T BE CREATIVE WITH
THE TRUTH.
DON'T DO THE ONE THING YOU HATE
THE QUARTERMAINES FOR.
JASON: I'M EXPLAINING EXACTLY
HOW IT HAPPENED.
YOU WANT TO KNOW THAT, RIGHT?
EMILY: YES.
JASON: ALL RIGHT.
JASON: I LET CARLY SAY
WHATEVER SHE WANTED.
ALL RIGHT?
NOW, LOOK, THIS IS BEFORE
MICHAEL WAS BORN BECAUSE
THE MINUTE HE WAS, HE NEEDED
EMERGENCY SURGERY.
BUT CARLY WASN'T CONSCIOUS.
SO THEY JUST --
THEY GAVE THE CONSENT FORM
TO ME.
EMILY: AS THE FATHER?
JASON: RIGHT.
AND THEY PUT MICHAEL
IN AN INCUBATOR
AND ATTACHED HIM TO LIFE
SUPPORT.
AND THE EQUIPMENT WAS SO MUCH
BIGGER THAN MICHAEL.
IT MADE HIM LOOK EVEN SMALLER
THAN HE WAS.
WELL, ANYWAY -- OK,
LOOK -- THE QUARTERMAINES
CAME, OK?
AND THEY STARED THROUGH
THE GLASS, AND THEY STARTED
TO FIGHT ABOUT WHO OUGHT
TO RAISE HIM.
AND THEN -- THEY WERE JUST
AS BAD, EMILY, AS THEY WERE
WITH ME, EXCEPT MICHAEL'S TOO
SMALL TO SHAKE THEM OFF.
AND THEN TONY FOUND OUT THAT
HE WASN'T THE FATHER,
AND A.J. GOT THROWN BY THE BLOOD
TYPE, AND THEN CARLY LEFT TOWN.
AND THERE WAS MICHAEL.
SOMEBODY HAD TO TAKE HIM.
EMILY: SO THEY GAVE HIM
TO YOU.
JASON: I PROMISED CARLY THAT
I WOULD TAKE CARE OF HIM.
NOW, IT'S NOT -- IT'S NOT LIKE
WATERING A PLANT.
I COULDN'T JUST FEED HIM
AND CHANGE HIM AND THEN BATHE
HIM.
MICHAEL NEEDED MORE THAN THAT.
HE NEEDED SOMEBODY TO LOVE HIM.
AND LOVING HIM WAS THE EASIEST
PART.
EMILY: SO, YOU FELL IN LOVE.
JASON: I PROMISED THAT
I WOULD KEEP HIM SAFE
AND NEVER LET ANYONE JERK HIM
AROUND.
I PROMISED THAT I WOULD ALWAYS
BE THERE FOR HIM WHEN HE NEEDED
ME AND THAT I WOULD ALWAYS LOVE
HIM NO MATTER WHAT.
NOW, I DON'T KNOW WHAT
THE WORD "FATHER"
MEANS TO YOU.
BUT FOR ME, THAT'S IT.
SO WHEN YOU ASK ME IF I'M
MICHAEL'S FATHER, THE ANSWER --
THE TRUTH -- IS YES.
BOBBIE: YOU HAVE TWO SONS,
ONE YOU GAVE BIRTH TO.
DO YOU LOVE THE OTHER ANY LESS?
MONICA: OF COURSE NOT.
NOW, AND DON'T CLOUD THE ISSUE.
BOBBIE: THE ISSUE IS LOVE.
DOES A.J. LOVE MICHAEL?
DON'T GIVE ME A KNEE-JERK
ANSWER.
THINK ABOUT IT AND BE HONEST
WITH YOURSELF.
DOES A.J. LOVE MICHAEL THE WAY
YOU LOVE BOTH YOUR SONS?
MONICA: WELL, I MEAN,
ARE YOU SAYING THAT A.J.'S
INCAPABLE?
BOBBIE: BECAUSE IF
A.J. REALLY DOES LOVE MICHAEL
THE WAY A PARENT SHOULD LOVE
A CHILD, HE WILL PUT MICHAEL'S
NEEDS BEFORE HIS OWN.
AND HE'LL LET HIM STAY WHERE
HE IS.
MONICA: OK, THAT'S --
THAT'S YOUR OPINION.
BOBBIE: YOU DISAGREE?
MONICA: WELL, BOBBIE,
AS YOU SAID -- I HAVE TWO SONS,
ONE WHO'S BEEN CHEATED.
BOBBIE: AND TO MAKE THAT
RIGHT, YOU WOULD TRAUMATIZE
MICHAEL?
SNATCH HIM AWAY FROM HIS HOME?
MICHAEL'S HEART WOULD BE BROKEN.
I'M SURE IT WOULD MEND,
BUT, MONICA, THERE WILL BE
SCARS.
IS THAT WHAT YOU WANT
FOR YOUR GRANDSON?
I DON'T BELIEVE IT IS.
MONICA: A.J. HAS LIVED
HIS ENTIRE LIFE IN THE SHADOW
OF HIS YOUNGER BROTHER.
BOBBIE: IN ALAN'S EYES,
NOT YOURS.
MONICA: BUT IF I TAKE JASON'S
SIDE, I'M JUST GOING
TO REINFORCE THAT PATTERN.
BOBBIE: THEN TAKE MICHAEL'S
SIDE.
TAKE MICHAEL'S SIDE.
I'M NOT SAYING IT'S GOING TO BE
EASY, BECAUSE IT WON'T.
BUT A.J. KNOWS YOU LOVE HIM.
YOU ARE THE ONE PERSON WHO CAN
HELP HIM GET PAST HIS ANGER
AND HIS HURT.
YOU ARE THE ONE PERSON HE WILL
LISTEN TO.
HELP HIM DO WHAT'S RIGHT
FOR MICHAEL.
V: HAS HE LEFT HER YET?
FELICIA: WHO?
V: THE HERO --
THINKS HE'S IN LOVE
WITH HIS HEARTSICK PAL?
HAS HE REALIZED THE PASSION'S
NOT THERE AND DITCHED HER?
FELICIA: OH.
OH, THEY'RE DEAD.
V: YOU KILLED OFF YOUR MAIN
CHARACTERS?
FELICIA: OH, NO, NO, NO, NO.
THAT STORY WASN'T GOING
ANYWHERE.
V: WELL, I COULD HAVE TOLD
YOU THAT.
FELICIA: BUT IF YOU WOULD
HAVE WRITTEN IT, IT WOULD HAVE
BECAUSE YOU LIVED IT.
IT WAS REAL.
FOR ME, IT WAS LIKE TRYING
TO MAKE A SOUFFLE OUT
OF HARD-BOILED EGGS.
V: SHOULD I BE INSULTED?
FELICIA: NOT AT ALL.
V: GOOD.
THEN I'M RELIEVED.
IT'S AN ENORMOUS BURDEN
INSPIRING A LOVE STORY,
ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU HAVE NO LOVE
LIFE AT ALL.
FELICIA: I STILL NEED YOU,
THOUGH -- YOUR HONEST TAKE,
AND I DON'T WANT YOU
TO SOFT-PEDAL ME LIKE YOU DID
THE LAST TIME.
I WANT YOUR REAL OPINION.
V: WELL, I GOT A TRUCKLOAD
OF THOSE.
YOU SURE YOU WANT THEM?
FELICIA: YES.
AND I WANT YOUR INPUT
AS A FORMER COP -- YOU KNOW,
THE DRILLS, THE LINGO.
MY STORY TAKES PLACE ON A STREET
THAT'S VERY SIMILAR TO COURTLAND
STREET -- THE PEOPLE, THE DRUGS,
THE MURDERED DRUG DEALER.
I'M ALSO GOING TO INCLUDE
THE AMBUSH AT THE OUTBACK.
THAT'S GOING TO BE IN THERE,
TOO.
V: NONFICTION?
FELICIA: NO, IT'S STILL GOING
TO BE FICTION SO THAT I DON'T
GET SUED, BUT THE BASIC FACTS
WILL BE IN THERE.
SO DO YOU HAVE TIME?
V: SURE.
FELICIA: GOOD. OK.
YOU'RE A DETECTIVE.
V: MM-HMM.
FELICIA: YOU GET A TIP.
LET'S SAY IT'S JUST ANONYMOUS
FOR NOW.
BUT THINGS ARE STARTING TO BREW,
AND YOUR LIFE IS ABOUT TO BE
TURNED UPSIDE DOWN.
SONNY: DID YOU MISS ME,
COMMISSIONER?
MAC: WHAT DO YOU THINK?
SONNY: THEN WHY THE
INVITATION?
MAC: I NEEDED TO ALERT
YOU TO A PROBLEM, SONNY.
SONNY: MINE OR YOURS?
MAC: DEFINITELY YOURS.
SONNY: AND THAT PROBLEM
WOULD BE?
MAC: ME.
I DON'T LIKE YOU, CORINTHOS, OK?
I DON'T LIKE THE BUSINESS THAT
YOU'RE IN.
BUT YOU KNOW WHAT?
NAILING YOU IS ALWAYS KIND
OF TOUGH BECAUSE YOU'RE SOMEWHAT
SMART.
AND YOU'RE GOOD AT COVERING
YOUR TRACKS.
AND THERE MAY HAVE ALSO BEEN
SOME OTHER COMPLICATIONS THAT
GOT IN MY WAY.
SONNY: ROBIN.
MAC: NOW ROBIN'S SAFE
IN PARIS.
AND YOU'RE BACK HERE,
READY TO PICK UP WHERE YOU LEFT
OFF.
SONNY: YOU KNOW, YOU SHOULD
CHECK YOUR SOURCES,
BECAUSE I'M --
I'M COMPLETELY LEGIT, YOU KNOW.
EVERYTHING'S ON THE UP AND UP.
MAC: INCLUDING AN
IMPORT-EXPORT COMPANY THAT
YOU'RE PURCHASING A WAREHOUSE
FOR DOWN ON PIER 52.
HOW ARE MY SOURCES ON THAT,
SONNY?
SONNY: SOLID.
MAC: WELL, THIS IS AN ORDER
TO BLOCK THE PURCHASE OF THAT
WAREHOUSE UNTIL YOUR FUNDING
SOURCES HAVE BEEN INVESTIGATED.
SONNY: YOU KNOW SOMETHING?
IF YOU WANT TO -- YOU KNOW,
IF YOU WANT TO WASTE
YOUR VALUABLE TIME TRYING
TO FIGURE OUT WHETHER MY MONEY'S
CLEAN, THAT'S UP TO YOU.
MAC: I HAVE YOUR WORD
ON THAT?
SONNY: MM-HMM.
MAC: CONSIDER ME REASSURED.
SONNY: WHAT'S THE CATCH?
MAC: THERE'S NO CATCH.
SONNY: WELL, THEN I'M
GRATEFUL FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE.
MAC: I'M NOT HERE
TO ASSIST YOU, SONNY.
BUT ON THE OTHER HAND, I AM NOT
GOING TO BLOCK A LEGITIMATE
ENTREPRENEUR.
AND AS OF TODAY,
I'LL CONSIDER YOU ONE.
SONNY: MAN.
ALL MY TRANSACTIONS SHOULD GO
THIS SMOOTHLY.
MAC: YOU HAVEN'T READ
MY RIDER YET.
SONNY: I KNEW THERE WAS
A CATCH.
MAC: NO, JUST A PROMISE,
SONNY -- CROSS THE LINE,
AND WE'LL BE ON YOUR BACK.
HEADQUARTERS WILL BE YOUR SECOND
HOME.
I MEAN, WE'LL -- WE'LL BUST
YOU FOR THINGS LIKE UNLAWFUL
SNEEZING AND ULTIMATELY SEND
YOU AWAY.
SONNY: THAT'S --
WELL, LIKE I SAID,
I HOPE ALL MY BUSINESS GOES THIS
SMOOTHLY.
MAC: I HOPE SO, TOO.
[SONNY HUMS]
FELICIA: GARLANDS AROUND
THE MEDICINE CABINET,
WINTER BERRIES ON THE TOWEL
RACKS.
V: OK, I KNOW -- I KNOW IT
WAS A LITTLE EXCESSIVE.
FELICIA: NO, IT WAS GREAT.
YOU AND THE GIRLS TURNED
THE HOUSE INTO A WINTER
WONDERLAND.
V: HOW LONG IS IT TAKING
YOU TO DE-CHRISTMASIZE
THE PLACE?
FELICIA: IT'S GOING TO BE
EASTER.
V: HEY, I'D BE HAPPY TO COME
OVER AND HELP.
FELICIA: YOU'VE HELPED.
YOU KEPT THE GIRLS UP WHEN MAC
WAS IN THE HOSPITAL AND I ONLY
HAD TIME TO COME HOME AND CHANGE
MY CLOTHES.
IF IT HADN'T HAVE BEEN FOR YOU,
THEY WOULDN'T HAVE HAD A NORMAL
CHRISTMAS.
THANK YOU.
V: IT WAS GOOD FOR ME, TOO.
IT KEPT ME IN THE SPIRIT.
I -- LEFT TO MY OWN DEVICES,
I BARELY DECORATE AT ALL.
I HAVE THIS LITTLE TREE,
A FEW SKIMPY LIGHTS.
I OWN MAYBE FIVE OR SIX BULBS,
AND I CAN'T EVEN REMEMBER WHERE
THEY ARE.
FELICIA: WHY?
YOU'RE SO GOOD AT IT.
V: YEAH, A HIDDEN TALENT
RECENTLY DISCOVERED.
FELICIA: OH, WELL, THOSE ARE
THE BEST KIND -- JUST LIKE
MY WRITING.
V: YEAH.
OR NED AND HIS MUSIC.
HE GETS A CHARGE OUT OF MORPHING
FROM CORPORATE TITAN INTO KING
OF THE ROCK BALLAD.
FELICIA: AND YOU GET A CHARGE
FROM PRODDING HIM ALONG.
V: WELL, HE DOESN'T NEED
AS MUCH PRODDING AS HE THINKS.
THERE'S A ROCK STAR INSIDE HIM
JUST DYING TO BREAK OUT.
I THINK IT'S THE SAME FOR ME --
MUSIC MOGUL INSIDE THE BODY
OF A QUIET ASSISTANT.
FELICIA: YOU'RE NOT THE QUIET
LITTLE ASSISTANT ANYMORE.
YOU'RE THE WHOLE DRIVING FORCE
BEHIND THE NEW L&B.
V: YEAH, THE MUSIC BUSINESS
WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A STOPGAP.
I JUST -- I DIDN'T EXPECT
TO LOVE IT SO MUCH.
YOU KNOW, IT'S WEIRD HOW
SOMETHING CAN START OUT
AS YOUR JOB AND END UP BEING
YOUR PASSION.
EMILY: YOU'VE BEEN SO INTENSE
ABOUT KEEPING A.J. AWAY
FROM MICHAEL.
JASON: WHEN A.J. LOOKS
AT MICHAEL, ALL HE SEES IS
A THING -- A TOOL TO GET POINTS
WITH EDWARD AND JOCKEY FOR POWER
IN THE FAMILY.
EMILY: WELL, MAYBE THAT WAS
TRUE BEFORE, BUT NOW THAT
HE KNOWS --
JASON: BUT NOW WHAT?
NOW MICHAEL'S A TROPHY.
FUTURE C.E.O. OF E.L.Q.,
SOMEONE TO PAT ON THE HEAD,
HAND TO THE NANNY, AND PACK OFF
TO BOARDING SCHOOL.
A.J. DOESN'T WANT TO RAISE
MICHAEL.
HE WANTS ST. SWITHIN'S TO TURN
OUT A CLONE.
EMILY: WELL, MAYBE
IF YOU GAVE A.J. SOME TIME --
JASON: YOU LIVE IN THAT
HOUSE, EMILY.
COME ON, YOU KNOW WHAT IT'S
LIKE.
ALL THE FIGHTING,
THE BACKSTABBING.
SEE, YOU'RE -- YOU'RE OLD ENOUGH
TO TAKE UP FOR YOURSELF,
BUT WHAT -- WHAT IF YOU COULDN'T
EVEN TALK?
I MEAN, HOW MANY TIMES HAVE
YOU COME HERE IN TEARS?
HOW WOULD YOU FEEL IF
YOU COULDN'T LEAVE OR YOU HAD
NOWHERE TO GO?
EMILY: SO YOU'RE SAYING THAT
IT DOESN'T COUNT THAT MICHAEL IS
A.J.'S --
WELL, THAT THEY'RE BIOLOGICALLY
CONNECTED?
JASON: WELL, SEE,
BIOLOGY SAYS THAT A.J.'S
MY BROTHER.
BUT HE'S NOT FAMILY TO ME.
SONNY'S MY ONLY BROTHER,
AND GENES DON'T MAKE
YOU MY SISTER.
YOU'RE MY SISTER BECAUSE OF HOW
I FEEL.
I'M MICHAEL'S FATHER.
AND HE KNOWS IT, NO MATTER WHAT
A PATERNITY TEST SAYS.
EMILY: BUT GRANDFATHER
AND DAD AND A.J. -- I KNOW THAT
THEY DON'T MEAN ANYTHING TO YOU,
BUT THEY -- THEY MEAN A LOT
TO ME.
THEY'RE MY FAMILY.
JASON: AND WHAT IS MICHAEL?
YOU'RE HIS GODMOTHER.
WHEN YOU STOOD UP AT THAT ALTAR
A YEAR AGO, WHAT'D YOU THINK
THAT MEANT?
EMILY: I GUESS THAT I'D
ALWAYS WATCH OUT FOR HIM
AND MAKE SURE THAT THINGS
IN HIS LIFE WERE GOOD.
JASON: AND HIS LIFE IS GOOD.
EMILY: I KNOW.
I JUST FEEL BAD FOR A.J.
BUT MICHAEL HAS TO COME FIRST.
YOU'RE RIGHT.
YOU ARE MICHAEL'S REAL FATHER,
AND HE BELONGS WITH YOU.
FELICIA: WILD MUSHROOM
POLENTA.
HOW DOES THAT SOUND?
MAC: MMM.
DEPENDS ON WHO'S GOING
TO COOK IT.
FELICIA: I'M FEELING
AMBITIOUS TODAY.
MAC: SIGN ME UP.
I'LL PICK UP SOME WINE.
FELICIA: GREAT.
I'LL SEE YOU IN ABOUT A HALF
AN HOUR THEN.
MAC: WAIT.
HAVE YOU HAD LUNCH?
FELICIA: THE POLENTA WOULD BE
LUNCH.
MAC: HOME FOR LUNCH
IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY?
FELICIA: THERE'S NO LAW
AGAINST IT, IS THERE?
MAC: ACTUALLY, IT'S A FELONY
WHEN USED TO LURE THE
COMMISSIONER FROM HIS OFFICE.
FELICIA: YOU HAVE TO EAT.
MAC: POLENTA?
NOT EXACTLY A QUICKIE MEAL.
FELICIA: TWO HOURS, TOPS.
MAC: TWO HOURS?
FELICIA: IT'S 2 1/2 HOURS,
SOMETHING LIKE THAT.
MAC: YEAH, THAT'S JUST
FOR THE FOOD ALONE.
PERSUADING ME NOT TO GO BACK
TO WORK -- THAT'S THE REST
OF THE AFTERNOON.
FELICIA: OH, NO -- NEVER
CROSSED MY MIND.
MAC: NICE TRY.
FELICIA: OH, GOD.
IT WAS THE POLENTA, WASN'T IT?
THAT'S WHAT GAVE ME AWAY IS
THE POLENTA.
THE 2 1/2 HOURS --
MAC: COME ON, FELICIA.
GO ON, GO ON. GO HOME.
WRITE YOUR BOOK, OK?
FELICIA: I'M DISMISSED?
MAC: NOT QUITE.
I COULD USE A LITTLE SOMETHING
TO BOOST ME THROUGH THE REST
OF THE DAY.
FELICIA: WHAT?
A SANDWICH?
BACK RUB?
PARAGRAPH FROM MY NOVEL?
MAC: SOMETHING ALONG
THE LINES OF THIS.
TAGGERT: CAREFUL CROSSING
THE STREET.
JAYWALKING WILL GET YOU FINED.
SONNY: FOLLOWING ME AROUND
WILL GET YOU NOWHERE.
I HAVE AN UNDERSTANDING
WITH THE COMMISSIONER.
TAGGERT: SO I HEARD.
SONNY: MY SLATE IS CLEAN
AS OF TODAY.
TAGGERT: WELL, MAYBE
THE COMMISSIONER IS OPTIMISTIC,
MAYBE BECAUSE OF HIS RECENT
ESCAPE FROM DEATH.
THERE'S NOTHING WRONG
WITH A POSITIVE ATTITUDE AS NG
AS YOU HAVE REALITY CHECKS.
THAT'S WHERE I COME IN.
SONNY: YOU'RE WASTING
YOUR TIME.
TAGGERT: TIME IS
ON MY SIDE -- A WEEK, A MONTH,
MAYBE TWO.
YOU'RE GOING TO GET BORED
PLAYING JOE Q. CITIZEN, SONNY.
YOU'RE GOING TO WANT YOUR RING
KISSED -- "CRIME WORLD KING
OF PORT CHARLES."
YOU'RE GOING TO WANT YOUR TITLE
BACK.
WELL, ENJOY YOUR COFFEE.
BUT REMEMBER, THE LITTLE RULES
COUNT -- LIKE RED MEANS STOP,
GREEN MEANS GO, AND LITTERING IS
A CRIME.
A.J.: THERE'S -- THERE'S
NO NEED TO GET A PROCESS SERVER.
I'LL SERVE JASON THE ORDER
MYSELF.
YES, I'M SURE THAT'S THE WAY
I WANT IT.
THANKS.
I'LL BE IN TOUCH.
MONICA: SO, YOU'RE GOING
TO GO AHEAD WITH IT.
A.J.: I HAVE TO.
NOW, I LISTENED TO WHAT YOU SAID
LAST NIGHT, AND I KNOW HOW UGLY
IT CAN GET, BUT JASON TOOK
MY SON.
I HAVE TO GET HIM BACK.
MONICA: A.J., WHAT JASON
AND CARLY DID WAS -- WAS
TERRIBLE, GRANTED.
BUT IN MICHAEL'S EYES,
THEY'RE HIS PARENTS.
A.J.: THAT'LL CHANGE.
IT HAS TO, BEFORE HE FINDS OUT
HIS MOTHER'S A PSYCHO
AND HIS SO-CALLED FATHER IS
A THUG.
MONICA: JASON LOVES MICHAEL.
HE'S VERY GOOD WITH HIM.
A.J.: I CAN'T LET HIM RAISE
MY LITTLE BOY!
MONICA: BUT HE'S -- HE'S
A HAPPY BABY.
A.J.: IT DOESN'T TAKE MUCH
TO MAKE A BABY HAPPY.
BUT A BABY BECOMES A CHILD,
AND MICHAEL WILL BE A MAN ONE
DAY.
AND HE DESERVES EVERYTHING I CAN
GIVE HIM -- NOT JUST MY LOVE,
BUT EVERYTHING THAT COMES
WITH IT.
I'M DOING WHAT'S RIGHT FOR MY
SON, OK?
MY SON.
NOW, YOU'RE EITHER WITH ME
OR AGAINST ME.
THERE'S NO MIDDLE GROUND.
MONICA: WELL, IF YOU'RE DOING
WHAT YOU THINK IS BEST
FOR MICHAEL,
THEN I'M WITH YOU.
EMILY: HAVE YOU GOT HIM ONE
OF THOSE -- THOSE WALKER THINGS
YET?
YOU KNOW, WHERE HE CAN SIT IN IT
AND THEN MOVE?
JASON: WELL, THERE'S SOME
PEOPLE WHO DON'T THINK THAT'S
A GOOD IDEA.
EMILY: OH. TOO DANGEROUS?
JASON: WELL, IT'S KIND
OF A -- A DEVELOPMENTAL THING
WHERE THEY KIND OF SKIP A --
SKIP A STEP IN THE PROCESS
OF WALKING, AND THAT AFFECTS HOW
THEY READ LATER ON, OR SOMETHING
LIKE THAT.
EMILY: HMM.
DID YOU READ THIS?
JASON: CARLY.
SHE'S UP ON ALL THAT.
WHAT ARE YOU DOING POINTING UP
LIKE THIS?
BOBBIE: THANKS.
JASON: AND WHO IS THAT?
EMILY: WHO'S THAT?
BOBBIE: HI, HANDSOME!
HI!
HI, EMILY.
EMILY: HI.
BOBBIE: IT'S NICE TO SEE YOU.
EMILY: YOU, TOO.
BOBBIE: SO, HOW'S EVERYTHING?
EMILY: IT'S -- IT'S BASICALLY
PRETTY OK.
MICHAEL: DA --
EMILY: I MEAN, NOTHING,
YOU KNOW, IN PARTICULAR --
JASON: IT'S OK, EMILY.
BOBBIE KNOWS.
EMILY: OH.
JASON: A.J. TOLD EMILY.
BOBBIE: I GUESS YOU'RE
IN SHOCK, HUH?
EMILY: NOT REALLY.
I MEAN, JASON AND I GOT TO TALK
IT THROUGH, AND I AGREE THAT
MICHAEL SHOULD DEFINITELY BE
WITH JASON -- JASON AND CARLY.
BOBBIE: I CAN UNDERSTAND
YOUR HESITATION ON CARLY.
BELIEVE ME, I'VE FELT IT MYSELF.
BUT YOU KNOW SOMETHING?
JASON MAKES CARLY A BETTER
MOTHER, AND THAT'S ALL THE MORE
REASON TO KEEP THINGS
AS THEY ARE.
SO HOW ARE YOU, HANDSOME?
YOU HAVING FUN?
YOU LOOK HAPPY.
JASON: YEAH, WELL, HE KNOWS
SOMETHING'S GOING ON.
YOU KNOW, CARLY GETS UPSET,
I GET TENSE.
I TRY TO EXPLAIN TO HIM.
BUT I PROMISED THAT I'M GOING
TO MAKE EVERYTHING OK,
AND HE BELIEVES ME.
BOBBIE: IT'S BECAUSE
HE TRUSTS YOU.
AND YOU KNOW SOMETHING?
THAT'S THE BEST GIFT A PARENT
CAN GIVE A CHILD.
MICHAEL COULDN'T HAVE A BETTER
DADDY.
JASON: THANKS.
BOBBIE: NO THANKS REQUIRED.
RIGHT, MICHAEL?
JASON: IS THAT RIGHT,
MICHAEL?
BOBBIE: YOU ARE EXACTLY WHERE
YOU SHOULD BE.
EMILY: WHAT'S THAT?
THAT'S A DOGGY.
JASON: YOU GOING TO READ?
HERE, LOOK.
FEEL THAT.
FEEL --
EMILY: FEEL IT.
JASON: PET THE DOGGY.
EMILY: WHAT'S THAT?
JASON: OK, NOW WE'LL GO
TO THE NEXT ONE.
EMILY: FEEL THAT?
IT'S SOFT.
JASON: HE LIKES THIS CHICKEN
RIGHT HERE.
>> ON THE NEXT "GENERAL HOSPITAL" --

KATHERINE: DON'T YOU WONDER
WHAT I'M GOING TO DO WITH WHAT
I KNOW ABOUT YOU?
NED: THERE'S SOMETHING
YOU CONSIDER MORE IMPORTANT THAN
FAMILY BUSINESS?
EDWARD: FAMILY BUSINESS IS
EXACTLY WHAT A.J. IS ATTENDING
TO WHILE WE SPEAK.
A.J.: THE COURT ORDERS
YOU AND MICHAEL FOR BLOOD
TESTING WHICH WOULD PROVE THAT
YOU'RE NOT THE FATHER.
I AM.

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