GH Transcript Thursday 2/4/99

 

General Hospital Transcript Thursday 2/4/99

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JAX: I THOUGHT NIKOLAS WAS
THE RIGHTFUL HEIR.
ALEXIS: ALI CAN TELL YOU IS
THAT HIS INHERITANCE IS
IN QUESTION.
STEFAN: DECIDE WHAT YOU WOULD
LIKE TO DO WITH THE FAMILY
FORTUNE WHILE YOU STILL
CONTROL IT.
NUN: MIGHT THERE BE A WAY
FOR ME TO THANK MR. CASSADINE
PERSONALLY?
LUKE: OH, NO.
A.J.: ANOTHER COURT ORDER
FOR A PATERNITY TEST.
THIS TIME IT'S GOING TO STICK.
HE'S GOT 24 HOURS.


LUKE: HI.
DID YOU ORDER SOMETHING VINTAGE?
ALEXIS: YOU CAN'T STAY.
LUKE: AND EXPENSIVE?
BY THE WAY, DID YOU KNOW THAT
THE SPECIAL OF THE DAY IS ROAST
RUMP OF CASSADINE OVER COUSCOUS?
ALEXIS: SEE, NOW YOU'VE
RUINED MY APPETITE.
LUKE: WELL, YOU KNOW,
I'M BEGINNING TO THINK YOU HAVE
NO APPETITE.
AND I'M BITTERLY DISAPPOINTED.
I HAND YOU AN EMPIRE ON A SILVER
TRAY, AND HERE YOU ARE STILL
ALLOWING THEM TO STICK YOU UNDER
THE TABLE, LICKING THEIR FEET,
HOPING THEY'LL THROW YOU SOME
SCRAPS.
ALEXIS: I DON'T HAVE
TO EXPLAIN MYSELF TO YOU.
I DON'T HAVE TO EXPLAIN ANYTHING
TO YOU, AND I HAVE NO INTENTION
OF IT.
I'M MEETING SOMEBODY.
LUKE: OH, COUNT VLAD, I HOPE.
GOOD.
THEN TOGETHER WE CAN TELL HIM
THE JIG IS UP.
STEFAN: ONCE OUR RELATIONS
LEARN YOU'RE NOT THE HEIR,
THEY'LL DESCEND ON THE LEGACY
LIKE WOLVES.
THE FEW REMAINING CLAN LOYALTIES
WILL EVAPORATE WHEN LAWYERS
BECOME INVOLVED.
THE CASSADINE HOLDINGS COULD BE
MIRED IN LITIGATION
FOR A GENERATION, EVEN MORE.
NIKOLAS: WHAT ARE THE CHANCES
OF US PERSUADING THE FAMILY
TO SETTLE?
STEFAN: VIRTUALLY
NONEXISTENT.
NIKOLAS: THERE'S CERTAINLY
ENOUGH OF IT TO GO AROUND.
STEFAN: YES, EVERYTHING
FROM AIR RIGHTS IN MANHATTAN
TO ZINC MINES IN SIBERIA.
YOU SEE, I'VE SORTED THE ASSETS
BY CATEGORY.
NIKOLAS: WHO'S DIMITRI
ANDROS?
STEFAN: AN ALLY.
NIKOLAS: WELL, WHY IS THERE
$200 MILLION IN HIS NAME?
STEFAN: ONCE THE ESTATE IS
DIVIDED, THE ANDROS MONEY WILL
REMAIN OUT OF REACH.
NIKOLAS: UNLESS HE DECIDES
TO TELL THE FAMILY OR KEEP
THE MONEY FOR HIMSELF.
STEFAN: HE WON'T.
NIKOLAS: HOW CAN YOU BE SURE?
STEFAN: BECAUSE HE DOESN'T
EXIST.
THE ANDROS TRUST WAS CREATED
WITH FUNDS EMBEZZLED
FROM YOUR PERSONAL HOLDINGS.
NIKOLAS: SOMEONE'S BEEN
STEALING FROM MY ACCOUNT?
AND YOU ALLOWED IT?
STEFAN: I ENGINEERED IT.
A.J.: MORNING.
EDWARD: MORNING.
A.J.: HEY, HAVE YOU HEARD
FROM JUDGE CARTER?
I THINK IT'S A GOOD TIME TO GIVE
HIM A RING, SEE IF CARLY
AND JASON HAVE COMPLIED
WITH THE COURT ORDER.
EDWARD: YOU KNOW, PETE CARTER
HAS BEEN VERY COOPERATIVE,
BUT I DON'T THINK WE NEED
TO BARRAGE HIM WITH PHONE CALLS.
I DON'T WANT TO BE A PAIN
IN THE POSTERIOR OF MY FAVORITE
POKER PARTNER.
A.J.: AND YOU COMPLAIN ABOUT
OUR PRIORITIES.
EDWARD: BUT I DON'T NEED
TO HAVE CARTER EXPLAIN TO ME
THAT JASON AND CARLY ARE
TRAPPED.
NOW, EITHER THEY PRESENT MICHAEL
FOR THE PATERNITY TEST,
OR THEY'RE IN DIRECT VIOLATION
OF A COURT ORDER AND THEY'RE
SUBJECT TO ARREST.
NOW, ONCE THEY BRING HIM
TO THE LAB, WE'LL HAVE
DEFINITIVE PROOF THAT HE IS
YOUR SON.
AND THEY HAVE 12 HOURS TO MAKE
UP THEIR MIND.
A.J.: MM-HMM.
YOU KNOW, I BET CARLY'S JUST
ABOUT OVER THE EDGE.
IT'S A GOOD TIME TO GIVE
HER AN EXTRA PUSH.
[TELEPHONE RINGS]
CARLY: HELLO.
A.J.: TICK TOCK, TICK TOCK.
CARLY: THE PARTY YOU HAVE
DIALED CANNOT BE REACHED.
PLEASE LEAVE A MESSAGE AFTER
THE --
A.J.: YOU HAVE 11 HOURS
AND 56 MINUTES.
I HOPE YOU'RE USING THEM WELL.
EDWARD: BAD FORM.
NO, NO, NO.
CARLY: A.J., I ALWAYS KNEW
YOU WERE A COWARD.
BUT, COME ON, PHONE GAMES?
HOW LAME CAN YOU GET HERE?
A.J.: SAYING GOOD-BYE
TO MY SON?
GETTING HIM READY FOR
THE TRANSITION?
OR ARE YOU AND JASON STARING
AT THE COURT ORDER,
STRUGGLING IN VAIN TO FIGURE
A WAY OUT?
CARLY: GO TO HELL, YOU JERK!
CARLY: HEY, STOP!
STOP, ALL RIGHT?
JUST PUT IT DOWN!
MAN: IN THE MIDDLE
OF THE ROOM?
CARLY: PUT IT DOWN.
I SAID DROP IT.
YOU KNOW WHAT?
IF I FIND SO MUCH AS A LITTLE,
TINY SCRATCH ON THIS PIECE
OF FURNITURE, YOU WILL PAY
FOR IT IN BODY PARTS.
DO YOU UNDERSTAND?
NO, LISTEN VERY CAREFULLY
BECAUSE YOUR FUTURE DEPENDS
ON YOUR GETTING THIS RIGHT.
I WANT YOU TO GO OUT THIS DOOR,
YOU GO DOWN TO THE LOBBY,
GET IN YOUR CAR, AND GO BACK
TO THE STORE!
TELL MR. MILES THAT I WANT
EXPERIENCED MOVERS, NOT A COUPLE
OF CRETINS WHO BANG MY FURNITURE
AROUND LIKE MILK CARTONS.
AND IF YOU WANT YOUR FINGERS --
IF YOU WANT TO KEEP THEM,
DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT
CROSSING ME.
DO YOU KNOW WHOSE APARTMENT
THIS IS?
THIS IS JASON MORGAN'S
APARTMENT.
DOES THAT CLEAR THINGS UP
FOR YOU A LITTLE BIT THERE?
HUH?
YOU KNOW WHAT, I'D LOSE
THE SMIRK IF I WERE YOU,
UNLESS YOU WANT YOUR NEXT
DELIVERY TO BE TO THE FISH
IN THE PORT CHARLES RIVER.
GET OUT!
HELLO!
SONNY: AHEM.
ALEXIS: DID I EVER MENTION
TO YOU ABOUT THE CASSADINE
MINION THAT WAS CHARGED
WITH MY SO-CALLED CARE?
LUKE: I DON'T THINK I WANT
TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR PAST.
ALEXIS: SHE AROUSED ME OUT
OF BED EVERY MORNING
AT 5:00 A.M. SO THAT SHE COULD
GET ON WITH HER MORE IMPORTANT
CHORES.
AND IF I DIDN'T RESPOND
IMMEDIATELY, SHE'D SPLASH
ICE WATER IN MY FACE.
LUKE: WOW.
AREN'T YOU GRATEFUL I'VE FINALLY
GIVEN YOU A WAY TO REPAY THAT
CRUELTY?
ALEXIS: OH, I DIDN'T GET
TO EAT WITH THE CASSADINE
FAMILY.
I HAD MY MEALS WITH THE KITCHEN
STAFF.
AND NO MATTER HOW HUNGRY I GOT,
I DIDN'T GET TO EAT UNTIL
THE ENTIRE CASSADINE TABLE WAS
CLEARED.
LUKE: BUMMER.
DID THEY MAKE YOU SWEEP OUT
THE CHIMNEY?
ALEXIS: MOST OF MY LIFE,
I HAVE SQUEEZED MYSELF AROUND
OTHER PEOPLE'S AGENDAS.
LUKE: WELL, I THINK
YOU SHOULD SQUEEZE YOURSELF
AROUND YOUR OWN DAMN AGENDA.
ALEXIS: I ANSWERED TO STAVROS
AND I ANSWERED TO HELENA.
I HAVE MOLDED MYSELF TO STEFAN'S
SPECIFICATIONS.
I'M FINISHED.
LUKE: GOOD, NATASHA.
HAIL NATASHA, THE HIGH ROAD.
ALEXIS: I DON'T TAKE MARCHING
ORDERS FROM ANYONE ANYMORE --
NOT FROM MY FAMILY AND NOT
FROM YOU.
LUKE: I HANDED YOU A KINGDOM.
WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO START
TO REIGN?
ALEXIS: WHEN IT SUITS ME.
WHEN IT'S COMFORTABLE FOR ME
AT A TIMETABLE THAT I DEVISE.
LUKE: THOSE ARE VERY STRONG
WORDS FROM A WOMAN WHO IS TOO
TIMID TO TAKE CONTROL.
ALEXIS: TIMID?
NO.
CAREFUL.
UNLIKE YOU, I'M NOT MOTIVATED
BY REVENGE.
LUKE: SO, WHAT, YOU WANT
TO TAKE THE CASSADINE TREASURY
BUT STAY ON THE CHRISTMAS CARD
LIST?
ALEXIS: I DON'T GET A BIG
THRILL OUT OF HURTING PEOPLE.
I JUST WANT WHAT'S MINE.
LUKE: WELL, THEN I WANT
YOU TO GET WHAT'S YOURS, BABY.
THE SOONER, THE BETTER.
BUT IF YOU KEEP DRAGGING
YOUR FEET, I HAVE TO FIND
ANOTHER WAY TO EXPOSE THE PRINCE
AS A FRAUD.
ALEXIS: BAD THINGS HAPPEN
WHEN YOU IMPROVISE.
LUKE: HEY, WELL,
IMPROVISATION ONLY WORKS UNDER
THE BEST OF CIRCUMSTANCES AROUND
60% OF THE TIME.
I DON'T LIKE THOSE ODDS.
I MAY SURPRISE YOU.
ALEXIS: ODDS ARE YOU'LL SCREW
UP, SOMEONE WILL FALL
TO THEIR DEATH, AND I'LL GET
BLAMED.
PLEASE, DON'T SURPRISE ME
ANYMORE.
JAX: WHAT FUN IS LIFE
WITHOUT A FEW SURPRISES?
STEFAN: NIKOLAS, I PREPARED
FOR THE INEVITABLE ONSLAUGHT
BY SETTING THOSE FUNDS ASIDE.
NIKOLAS: THAT MONEY DOES NOT
BELONG TO ME.
STEFAN: IT WAS DIVERTED
FROM YOUR PERSONAL HOLDINGS.
NIKOLAS: NO, NO --
FROM A LEGACY WHICH I HAVE
NO RIGHT TO CLAIM.
STEFAN: THE LEGACY THAT
I HAVE PROTECTED FROM THE DAY
MY BROTHER DIED.
NIKOLAS: I'M SORRY.
I CAN'T ACCEPT IT.
OK, I KNOW YOUR INTENTIONS ARE
GOOD, BUT I CAN'T BUILD MY LIFE
ON AN ACT OF THEFT.
STEFAN: THINK OF IT
AS INSURANCE.
NIKOLAS: BUT I DON'T NEED IT.
I'M YOUNG.
I CAN MAKE A LIVING AT SOMETHING
OTHER THAN A PRINCE.
ALL RIGHT?
I DON'T KNOW -- IF ALL ELSE
FAILS, I CAN TEACH LATIN
OR WRITE A NINE-VOLUME TREATISE
ON OVID.
I DON'T KNOW.
I'M JOKING, ALL RIGHT?
STEFAN: THE FACT THAT YOU SEE
HUMOR IN THIS IS PROOF THAT
YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND YOU'RE
LIMITING YOUR OPTIONS.
NIKOLAS: BUT EVEN
WITHOUT THE ANDROS TRUST, I HAVE
MORE OPTIONS THAN MOST PEOPLE
DREAM OF.
OR ARE YOU JUST AFRAID THAT I'M
GOING TO END UP BEGGING
FOR CHANGE ON THE STREET CORNER?
COME ON, HAVE SOME MORE FAITH
IN ME THAN THAT.
I'LL SURVIVE.
STEFAN: NIKOLAS, I WANT MORE
FOR YOU THAN MERE SURVIVAL.
I WANT YOU TO FLOURISH,
TO SOAR.
I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO PROTECT
YOU FROM SOME OF LIFE'S
VAGARIES.
NIKOLAS: YOU CAN'T PROTECT
A PERSON FROM LIFE.
STEFAN: BUT EVERY PARENT
TRIES TO SHIELD HIS CHILD
FROM LIFE'S COARSER
HUMILIATIONS.
NIKOLAS: LIKE GETTING A JOB?
STEFAN: THERE ARE ALL SORTS
OF ENDEAVORS, NIKOLAS.
MINE HAS BEEN THE CASSADINE
LEGACY.
I HAVE DEVOTED A GOOD PORTION
OF MY LIFE TO TENDING
THE ESTATE.
NIKOLAS: AND ULTIMATELY
I WILL PROFIT FROM THAT, AS WILL
THE REST OF THE FAMILY.
STEFAN: MY POINT IS I BELIEVE
THAT MY CONTRIBUTIONS DESERVE
SOME FORM OF COMPENSATION.
NIKOLAS: I AGREE.
STEFAN: GOOD.
THEN I WOULD LIKE MY FEE TO BE
PAID IN THE FORM OF
A TRUST FUND, A LEGACY SET UP
FOR MY SON.
IF YOU WON'T ACCEPT THE ANDROS
MONEY, I WILL ACCEPT IT
ON YOUR BEHALF.
NIKOLAS: FINE.
FINE, YOU WANT THE MONEY,
YOU TAKE IT AS A FEE.
BUT IF YOU BELIEVE THAT
YOU DESERVE IT, WHY NOT VOICE IT
TO THE FAMILY?
STEFAN: YOU KNOW THE ANSWER
TO THAT.
NIKOLAS: FOR ONCE,
COULD WE DO SOMETHING
ABOVEBOARD?
I MEAN, AREN'T YOU TIRED OF ALL
THE SECRETS AND EVASIONS?
WHERE IS IT WRITTEN THAT THIS
FAMILY CAN ONLY RUN ON LIES?
A.J.: BAD FORM?
EXCUSE ME, BUT I'M ENTITLED
TO GLOAT.
EDWARD: GO AHEAD,
STRUT AROUND ALL YOU LIKE.
BUT FOR GOD'S SAKE,
DON'T ANTAGONIZE CARLY.
A.J.: WHAT COULD CARLY DO
TO ME THAT SHE HASN'T ALREADY
DONE?
EDWARD: SHE COULD CRACK UP
AGAIN AND GO BACK TO THE LOONY
BIN.
THAT'S WHAT.
A.J.: THAT WORKS.
EDWARD: MM-HMM.
FRAGILE YOUNG MOTHER PUSHED
TO THE BRINK BY A CALLOUS,
CHILD-HUNGRY CLAN.
THAT COULD AROUSE THE SYMPATHIES
OF A JUDGE AND CARRY THIS CASE
ON FOR YEARS, YOU KNOW?
A.J.: MM-HMM.
I SEE CARLY CONFINED
TO FERNCLIFF, JASON IN JAIL
FOR DEFYING A COURT ORDER,
CHILD AWARDED TO THE PETITIONER.
EDWARD: YOU SKIPPED A BEAT.
A.J.: YES, I KNOW.
THE CUSTODY TRIAL.
EDWARD: YES, RIGHT.
A.J.: WELL, THERE'S NO WAY
WE CAN LOSE.
I MEAN, JASON BLOWS OFF
THE PATERNITY TEST, HE'S TACITLY
ADMITTING THAT MICHAEL IS MINE.
IF HE DOES SHOW, WELL,
THE RESULTS WILL PROVE IT.
WHERE CAN WE GO WRONG?
EDWARD: DON'T UNDERESTIMATE
THE POWER OF MOTHERHOOD.
THESE JUDGES HAVE A SOFT SPOT
FOR YOUNG MOTHERS, AND THE MORE
DERANGED, THE MORE SYMPATHETIC.
IT'S THAT WHOLE FEMALE HORMONE
DEFENSE.
A.J.: WELL, LET'S SEE.
ON ONE HAND, WE HAVE A YOUNG
CORPORATE WIZARD WITH A VERY
POWERFUL FAMILY,
A MAN WHO HAS TRIUMPHED OVER
ADDICTION AND IS NOW BATTLING
A COUPLE OF FRAUDS.
AND ON THE OTHER HAND, WE HAVE
A MENTAL PATIENT PREMATURELY
RELEASED.
EDWARD: A BEAUTIFUL YOUNG
WOMAN WITH A WHOLESOME FACE WHO
EXCELS AT HEART-WRENCHING
DISPLAYS.
A.J.: YEAH.
EDWARD: SAY, THAT MUSIC
SYSTEM YOU GAVE HER -- THAT
WORKED OUT PRETTY WELL,
DIDN'T IT?
DO YOU KNOW IF SHE HAS A VIDEO
CAMERA?
A.J.: YOU CAN'T BE SERIOUS.
KISS UP TO CARLY?
EDWARD: PUCKER UP, A.J.
WE MAY NEED CARLY BEFORE WE'RE
DONE.
CARLY: WHY ARE YOU STARING
AT ME?
SONNY: SOMETHING WRONG?
CARLY: NO, I'M DELIRIOUSLY
HAPPY.
I COULDN'T BE BETTER.
LIFE IS BLISS, MAN, YOU KNOW?
I'M ABOUT TO DISAPPEAR
INTO THE SUNSET, NEVER BE SEEN
OR HEARD FROM AGAIN.
MEANWHILE, MY FURNITURE ARRIVES
TWO DAYS LATE, DELIVERED
BY A COUPLE OF NEANDERTHALS WHO
SCRAPE MY DESK AND PLOP IT DOWN
IN THE MIDDLE OF THE
LIVING ROOM.
SONNY: WHY DO YOU CARE ABOUT
A DESK?
YOU'RE NOT GOING TO BE HERE
TO LOOK AT IT.
CARLY: I'VE GOT A THING ABOUT
APPEARANCES, OK?
LOOK, WHAT IF SOMEBODY SHOWS UP,
YOU KNOW?
I DON'T WANT TO SEND THE WRONG
MESSAGE.
SONNY: WHAT TIME'S
YOUR LUNCH?
CARLY: LUNCH?
SONNY: THE ONE WITH
YOUR MOTHER, THE REASON WHY
YOU'RE STAYING AN EXTRA DAY.
CARLY: BOBBIE GOT CALLED
INTO SURGERY, BLOWING OUR LAST
CHANCE TO SPEND ANY TIME
TOGETHER.
STORY OF MY LIFE, YOU KNOW?
JUST WHEN EVERYTHING
STARTS TO --
EVERYTHING ALWAYS BLOWS UP
IN MY FACE.
SONNY: NOTHING'S GOING
TO BLOW IF YOU DON'T.
YOU GOT TO CHILL.
CARLY: YEAH.
WHY DIDN'T I THINK OF THAT?
MAYBE BECAUSE I'M ABOUT TO CHUCK
MY LIFE AS I KNOW IT AND START
OVER FROM SCRATCH.
SONNY: WELL, NOW YOU GOT
JASON AND MICHAEL, PLENTY
OF MONEY.
WASN'T IT YOUR IDEA TO LEAVE
TOWN?
CARLY: LIKE I HAD A LOT
OF WONDERFUL OPTIONS.
WHY AM I EXPLAINING THIS TO YOU?
WHY ARE YOU STANDING HERE
IN THE MIDDLE OF MY ROOM
INTERROGATING ME?
WHY ARE YOU HERE?
WHY DON'T YOU LEAVE ME ALONE.
SONNY: GLADLY.
A WOMAN'S BODY...
IS ABOUT 70% WATER.
YET IT'S NATURAL TO OCCASIONALLY
EXPERIENCE PERSONAL DRYNESS.
K-Y LIQUID IS WATER BASED.
NON-STICKY.
IT'S FROM THE:
K-Y LIQUID.
( juice pouring )
MOM SAYS THE WHOLE FAMILY
SHOULD HELP OUT WITH DINNER.
SO, SHE GAVE EVERYONE A JOB.
MY JOB'S MAKING
WELCH'S JuiceMakers.
BUT IT'S NOT TOO HARD.
SEE, WELCH'S JuiceMakers
IS A CONCENTRATE
BUT IT'S NOT FROZEN.
AND IT COMES IN ALL KINDS
OF GREAT FLAVORS.
THIS IS CHERRY SENSATION.
IT'S
100%
JUICE...
( chuckling )
...AND EVERYBODY LOVES IT!
WE DRINK A LOT OF WELCH'S
JuiceMakers
AROUND HERE.
I GUESS THAT MEANS
I HELP OUT A LOT.
(man thinking)
PEPPERIDGE FARM
SAUSALITO.
MOUNTAINOUS MELT-IN-YOUR-MOUTH
CHUNKS OF THE FINEST CHOCOLATE.
BAKED UP BIG WITH MOUNDS
OF MUNCHABLE MACADAMIAS.
CRAVING CHOCOLATE CHIPS?
REACH FOR CHOCOLATE CHUNKS.
TICKET, PLEASE.
SAUSALITO.
ONE OF THE CHOCOLATE
CHUNK CLASSIC COOKIES
FROM PEPPERIDGE FARM.
SAUSALITO!
THESE HANDS HAVE BEEN TRUSTED
WITH MANY A SMALL HEAD.
WELL, COME ON IN.
ARTHRITIS WILL NOT CHANGE THAT.
WHO'S THE BIG BOY ?
PRESENTING TYLENOL
ARTHRITIS EXTENDED RELIEF.
IT LASTS UP TO TWICE AS LONG
AS REGULAR ASPIRIN...
WITHOUT IRRITATING YOUR STOMACH.
SO YOU'RE IN VERY GOOD HANDS.
YOU KNOW, YOU'RE A LOT
BETTER IN THE BARBER CHAIR
THAN YOUR DAD WAS.
TYLENOL ARTHRITIS:
OOPS.
WATCHA LOOKIN' FOR ?
MY CEREAL.
ONE OF THOSE
CHOCOLATE THINGS ?
NOPE.
A MARSHMALLOW ?
UH-UH.
IS IT A CANDY THING ?
NOPE, JUST A KIX.
KIX HAS A CORN CRUNCH
THAT KIDS GO FOR.
AND KIX IS LOW IN SUGAR.
THAT'S WHAT MOMS GO FOR.
OOPS.
KIX:
WHICH AFTER-SHOWER SPRAY CLEANER
LEAVES NO DULL RESIDUE ?
THE ANSWER IS AS CLEAR
AS THE LABEL ON THE BOTTLE.
NEW SHOWER SHINE.
FROM THE SCRUBBING BUBBLES.
THEY WORK HARD
AFTER EVERY SHOWER
SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO.
IF YOU'RE NOT USING
NEW SHOWER SHINE
AFTER-SHOWER SPRAY CLEANER,
THE FORECAST FOR YOUR SHOWER
IS MOSTLY CLOUDY.
NEW SHOWER SHINE.
FROM THE SCRUBBING BUBBLES.
THEY WORK HARD
AFTER EVERY SHOWER
SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO.
STEFAN: CANDOR IS A YOUTHFUL
IMPULSE THAT EXPERIENCE TENDS
TO QUASH,
PARTICULARLY WHEN ONE IS RAISED
A CASSADINE.
NIKOLAS: I'M SORRY THAT
YOU'VE HAD TO LIVE YOUR LIFE
ALWAYS LOOKING OVER
YOUR SHOULDER.
BUT MAYBE NOW THAT CAN CHANGE.
STEFAN: I HAD HOPED THAT ONCE
YOU TOOK OVER THE FAMILY,
YOUR INFLUENCE WOULD BEGIN
TO TAKE HOLD.
YOU HAVE A GREAT DEAL
OF PERSONAL INTEGRITY, NIKOLAS.
YOU MUST UNDERSTAND
THE ANDROS TRUST IS DESIGNED
TO SECURE YOUR LIFE AS WELL
AS YOUR HOLDINGS.
NOW, MAKE NO MISTAKE --
THERE COULD WELL BE ATTEMPTS
ON BOTH.
LUKE: GOOD DAY, MATE.
IS THIS YOUR SEAT?
ALEXIS: LUKE'S IN TRANSIT.
RIGHT?
LUKE: RIGHT.
I'M ALSO IN A RUSH.
NO TIME TO DAWDLE -- SOMETHING
ABOUT MY METABOLISM.
THE OLD ENGINE SORT OF IDLES
FAST.
LOOK, I OFFERED YOU A DREAM
OF A DEAL.
NOW, YOU CAN TAKE IT OR LEAVE
IT, BUT I'M GOING THROUGH
WITH IT -- WITH OR WITHOUT YOU.
ARE YOU IN OR OUT?
JAX: YOU KNOW, THAT WAS
PHRASED AS A QUESTION, BUT IT
SOUNDED AN AWFUL LOT LIKE
A THREAT.
LUKE: CHILL, LANCELOT.
ALEXIS KNOWS THE DIFFERENCE
BETWEEN A THREAT AND
A CHALLENGE.
YOU READ ME LOUD AND CLEAR,
DON'T YOU, PRINCESS?
WELL, REGARDS TO ALL THE WALKING
DEAD ON SPOON ISLAND.
CIAO.
JAX: YOU KNOW, NEXT TIME
YOU TEAM UP WITH A SILENT
PARTNER, YOU MIGHT WANT TO FIND
SOMEONE WHO'S A LITTLE MORE
QUIET.
WHAT'S LUKE SPENCER'S STAKE
IN A CASSADINE DEAL?
FULL DISCLOSURE,
OR YOU CAN COUNT ME OUT.
LUCKY: WHAT AM I MISSING?
S.A.T.s?
A WORTHLESS STUDY HALL?
I MEAN, YOU KNOW MY SCHEDULE
BACKWARDS AND FORWARDS.
IT'S NOT LIKE I CUT A REAL
CLASS.
ELIZABETH: YEAH,
BUT THE THING IS I'M FINE
WITH THE COUNSELING SESSIONS.
THE WEIRDNESS IS TOTALLY GONE.
SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO REARRANGE
YOUR SCHEDULE JUST TO HOLD
MY HAND.
LUCKY: IS THAT WHAT
YOU THINK?
I'M HERE FOR YOU, SOME TOTALLY
SELFLESS ACT?
YOU'RE WRONG.
THIS IS ALL ABOUT ME, OK?
HOLDING YOUR HAND IS
ON MY TOP 10 LIST.
BOBBIE: AUDREY?
AUDREY: OH.
BOBBIE.
BOBBIE: I HAVE A VERY LIGHT
SCHEDULE TODAY
NO SURGERIES.
DO YOU MIND IF I TAKE
AN EXTENDED LUNCH?
AUDREY: BOBBIE, IF YOU FEEL
LIKE TAKING THE REST OF THE DAY,
IT'S FINE.
BOBBIE: OH, THANK YOU,
BUT A COUPLE OF HOURS SHOULD
DO IT.
AUDREY: I KNOW WHAT RUBY
MEANT TO YOU, AND I ALSO KNOW
THAT GRIEF IS EXHAUSTING.
BOBBIE: YOU KNOW THAT OLD
SAYING, "WHEN ONE DOOR CLOSES"?
WELL, THAT'S KIND OF WHAT'S
HAPPENING TO ME RIGHT NOW.
I FEEL LIKE I'M ACTUALLY GETTING
CLOSER TO MY DAUGHTER.
I MEAN, I CAN JUST SENSE THAT
CARLY IS OPENING UP TO ME,
WHICH IS WHY I WAS SO PLEASED
WHEN SHE CALLED AND INVITED ME
OUT TO LUNCH TODAY.
AUDREY: OH.
YOU DID THE RIGHT THING.
BOBBIE: YEAH.
SHE'S KIND OF GOING THROUGH
A TOUGH TIME RIGHT NOW, WHICH IS
NOTHING UNUSUAL FOR MY DAUGHTER.
BUT FOR ONCE, I FEEL LIKE SHE'S
FINALLY GOING TO ASK
FOR MY HELP -- I MEAN,
NOT IN SO MANY WORDS, BUT IT'S
JUST A FEELING.
AUDREY: OH, CARLY IS LUCKY
TO HAVE YOU.
BOBBIE: WELL, WHO KNOWS --
ONE DAY SHE MIGHT ACTUALLY
BELIEVE THAT.
AUDREY: OH, COME ON.
SEE YOU LATER.
[TELEPHONE RINGS]
CARLY: ARE WE GOING TO HAVE
TO GET OUR NUMBER CHANGED?
BOBBIE: CARLY?
CARLY: UH --
SORRY.
I'M O.D.'ING ON TELEPHONE SALES
OVER HERE.
BOBBIE: OH. WELL.
I CAN LEAVE NOW.
WHERE SHOULD WE MEET?
CARLY: YOU KNOW --
ACTUALLY, COULD WE JUST TAKE
A RAIN CHECK ON OUR LUNCH?
BOBBIE: IF YOU'RE TIED UP
AT THE APARTMENT, I COULD COME
OVER WITH SOME TAKEOUT.
CARLY: NO.
NO, I'M --
I JUST --
NOT TODAY, OK?
I'M SORRY, BUT
I MIGHT NOT EVEN BE HERE.
BOBBIE: WHERE ELSE WOULD
YOU BE?
CARLY: I DON'T KNOW.
I'M JUST ALL OVER THE PLACE.
LOOK, DON'T PRESSURE ME, OK?
I GOT TO GO.
I'LL CALL YOU LATER.
EDWARD: THINK OF THE TIME
YOU COULD SAVE BY SEDUCING HER.
A.J.: WHY NOT DRINK POISON
WHILE I'M AT IT?
EDWARD: OH, NO.
I DON'T MEAN THAT LITERALLY --
NO, NO, NO.
BUT YOU SEE, SHE'S --
SHE'S SUCH A HUNGRY CHILD.
WHY NOT FIND HER BOTTOMLESS PIT
OF NEED AND TURN IT
TO OUR ADVANTAGE?
A.J.: BOTTOMLESS PIT?
EDWARD: MM-HMM.
A.J.: NO, IT'S MORE LIKE
A BLACK HOLE.
WHEN YOU GET NEAR R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R ITIND ALL OF THAT
SWAGGER AND STRUT, THERE'S
A VERY LONELY CHILD CRYING OUT
FOR SOMEBODY TO TAKE
HER BY THE HAND AND LEAD
HER HOME.
A.J.: YEAH, WELL, IT WON'T
BE ME.
EDWARD: YOU KNOW, EVEN THOUGH
THE FACTS ARE ON OUR SIDE,
THESE KINDS OF CASES DRAG
ON AND ON AND ON.
MEANWHILE, JASON AND CARLY HAVE
YOUR LITTLE BOY, AND THEY'RE
WATCHING HIM DEVELOP EVERY DAY.
AND THEY'RE ABLE TO MOLD HIM
IN THEIR IMAGE.
A.J.: UH-UH.
I WON'T LET THAT HAPPEN.
EDWARD: IT ALREADY HAS
HAPPENED.
YOU LOST A PRECIOUS YEAR
OF MICHAEL'S LIFE.
YOU GOING TO SACRIFICE ANOTHER
WEEK?
A.J.: I'M FIGHTING WITH ALL
I'VE GOT.
EDWARD: NO, YOU AREN'T.
NOT WITH YOUR POWERS
OF PERSUASION.
NOW, IF YOU COULD --
IF YOU COULD CONVINCE CARLY THAT
SHE'S ON A COURSE OF DISASTER,
THEN YOU COULD -- YOU COULD
OFFER HER AN EASY DETOUR.
A.J.: SUCH AS?
EDWARD: IF SHE COULD SEE
HER WAY CLEAR TO DUMPING JASON,
MAYBE JOINT CUSTODY.
A.J.: I DON'T THINK SO.
EDWARD: MM-HMM, WITH VERY
LIBERAL VISITATION RIGHTS.
A.J.: NO, SHE'LL NEVER LET
THAT HAPPEN.
EDWARD: AND A GENEROUS
FINANCIAL SETTLEMENT.
A.J.: JASON HAS PLENTY
OF MONEY.
EDWARD: BUT HE DOESN'T HAVE
THE RIGHT D.N.A.
HE ALSO DOESN'T HAVE A --
A STATELY OLD MANSION STAFFED
WITH SERVANTS WHERE CARLY CAN
PRESIDE IN SPLENDOR.
A.J.: ARE YOU SAYING INVITE
CARLY INTO THIS HOUSE?
EDWARD: DO YOU HONESTLY THINK
SHE COULD RESIST?
EDWARD: THIS IS A BIG HOUSE.
A.J.: CAN YOU SEE CARLY HERE
FIRST THING EVERY MORNING,
GRAZING THE BREAKFAST BUFFET?
EDWARD: NOW, LET'S NOT BE
SHORTSIGHTED.
A.J.: HIGHHANDING
THE SERVANTS WITH THE
QUEEN-IN-THE-MANOR ROUTINE?
EDWARD: KEEP AN OPEN MIND.
A.J.: LORDING AT THE DINING
ROOM TABLE NIGHT AFTER NIGHT
AFTER NIGHT?
EDWARD: I WOULD INVITE
THE DEVIL HIMSELF HERE AND GIVE
HIM HIS OWN CAR AND DRIVER
IF HE WOULD BRING MY
GREAT-GRANDSON UNDER THIS ROOF.
A.J.: AND YOU'RE CALLING ME
SHORTSIGHTED?
EDWARD: NOW, LOOK,
YOU HAVEN'T HEARD THE REST
OF MY PLAN.
A.J.: DOES IT INVOLVE DOUSING
OURSELVES WITH KEROSENE
AND LIGHTING OUR HEADS LIKE
WICKS?
EDWARD: JUST SIT BACK.
NOW, TAKE A BREATH AND THINK
BACK TO THE -- THE HARD-EARNED
TRIUMPHS OF YOUR YOUTH.
NOW, JUST LISTEN.
I'M TRYING TO MAKE A POINT.
YOU REMEMBER CAMP COLLINGTON?
A.J.: OH, YEAH -- BOOT CAMP
WITH TENNIS PROS?
EDWARD: EIGHT SHORT WEEKS.
A.J.: YEAH, THEY SPED LIKE
A DECADE.
EDWARD: AND LOOK WHAT IT DID
FOR YOUR SERVE, HUH?
A.J.: OH, PLEASE.
EDWARD: WHEN YOU CAME BACK,
YOU COULD HANDLE A BOAT,
NOT TO MENTION A HORSE.
A.J.: I WAS 10.
EDWARD: YOU BIT THE BULLET
AS A LITTLE BOY, AND YOU CAME
BACK WITH GROWN-UP SKILLS.
A.J.: WHAT DOES THIS HAVE
TO DO WITH ANYTHING?
EDWARD: LOOK, A MODEST
INVESTMENT OF TIME AND MISERY
CAN YIELD A LIFETIME OF POSITIVE
RESULTS.
NOW, WE WILL PUT UP WITH CARLY
FOR A COUPLE OF MONTHS, AND THEN
WE'LL JETTISON THE MOTHER
AND KEEP THE CHILD.
A.J.: CARLY'S WAY TOO SMART
FOR THAT.
EDWARD: NO, WE HAVE
HER BACKED INTO A CORNER,
AND PANIC IMPAIRS THE BRAIN.
WE JUST HAVE TO SHOW HER SOME
COMPASSION -- SHE'LL EAT OUT
OF OUR HANDS.
A.J.: I COULDN'T KEEP UP
THE ACT.
EDWARD: OH, DON'T BE ABSURD.
YOU'RE A QUARTERMAINE.
NOW, WHO IN ALL THE WORLD
PRETENDS BETTER THAN WE, HUH?
A.J.: CARLY.
EDWARD: NAH.
SHE'S NOTHING BUT A TALENTED
AMATEUR.
BETWEEN THE TWO OF US, WE CAN
FIGURE OUT --
A.J.: NO, NO, NO.
GRANDFATHER, HAD SHE BROKEN DOWN
AND TRIED TO TELL THE TRUTH,
EXPERIENCED A TWINGE OF GUILT,
SOMETHING -- BUT NO, NOT ONCE,
BECAUSE SHE HAS NO CONSCIENCE.
EDWARD: YOU KNOW,
SINCE YOU HAVE THE UPPER HAND,
SEEMS TO ME THAT YOU COULD BE
A LITTLE MORE GRACIOUS
IN YOUR VICTORY.
A.J.: SHE COULD HAVE --
SHE COULD HAVE TOLD ME
THE TRUTH.
EDWARD: DON'T TAKE THIS
SO PERSONALLY.
STRATEGIC THINKING IS WHAT
WE NEED NOW, A.J.
A.J.: YEAH, WELL, MY STRATEGY
IS TO DO TO CARLY AND JASON WHAT
THEY TRIED TO DO TO ME.
MONICA: EXCUSE ME.
A.J., I NEED TO TALK TO YOU.
ALONE.
NIKOLAS: I'M ABOUT
TO ABDICATE.
WHY WOULD ANYONE WANT TO KILL ME
NOW?
STEFAN: WHY DID THE
BOLSHEVIKS MURDER YOUR NAMESAKE
AFTER HE'D SURRENDERED
HIS CROWN?
CZAR NIKOLAS, ALEXANDRIA,
THEIR CHILDREN, THEIR POOR,
SICKLY BOY -- NOW, WHAT WAS
THE POINT OF MURDERING THEM ONCE
THEIR POWER WAS GONE?
NIKOLAS: THE BOLSHEVIKS
FEARED A COUNTERREVOLUTION.
STEFAN: SO WILL THE
CASSADINES.
NIKOLAS: IT'S NOT THE SAME.
I DON'T RULE A COUNTRY.
STEFAN: NO.
ONLY AN EMPIRE THAT SPANS FIVE
CONTINENTS.
YOU'VE NEVER EXPERIENCED
YOUR POWER OR ASSUMED THE ROLE
YOU WERE GROOMED TO FILL,
SO YOU DON'T COMPREHEND
ITS VASTNESS.
BUT YOUR ENEMIES DO.
NIKOLAS: IF SOMEONE'S
DETERMINED TO ELIMINATE ME,
WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE HOW
MUCH MONEY I HAVE?
STEFAN: NIKOLAS, MONEY IS
POWER -- ESPECIALLY MONEY THAT
NO ONE SEES.
AND POWER IS PROTECTION.
FORFEIT THE TITLE IF YOU WANT,
BUT PLEASE, FOR GOD'S SAKE,
ALLOW ME TO SECURE YOUR LIFE.
NIKOLAS: WHAT DO YOU WANT ME
TO DO?
STEFAN: LEAVE THE ANDROS
TRUST INTACT.
NIKOLAS: FINE.
STEFAN: GOOD.
AS YOU KNOW, WE ARE IN THE FINAL
STAGES OF RESTRUCTURING
THE ESTATE.
THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE
TO ACCESS THE LEGACY WHILE
YOU STILL CONTROL IT.
IS THERE ANYTHING --
A PROPERTY, A WORK OF ART --
THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO ACQUIRE?
NIKOLAS: NO, I HAVE
EVERYTHING I WANT.
GENERAL HOSPITAL -- I WANT
TO MAKE A SUBSTANTIAL DONATION.
CAN I CREATE SOME SORT
OF ENDOWMENT FUND OR SOMETHING?
STEFAN: YOU ALREADY HAVE.
I ANTICIPATED YOUR REQUEST.
ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO ACCOMPANY ME
TO THE HOSPITAL TODAY TO PRESENT
A CHECK TO THE CHIEF OF STAFF?
NIKOLAS: YES, I'D LIKE THAT.
YOU KNOW ME VERY WELL.
STEFAN: I SUPPOSE I SHOULD.
YOU ARE MY SON.
NIKOLAS: AND I'LL BE GLAD
WHEN EVERYONE KNOWS.
AND THIS PRESENTATION
WILL BE THE LAST OFFICIAL
GESTURE AS ANYTHING LESS THAN
FATHER AND SON.
AGREED?
STEFAN: AGREED.
AUDREY: ELIZABETH, I TRIED
TO LEAVE A MESSAGE WITH
YOU THROUGH THE PRINCIPAL'S
OFFICE, BUT YOU WERE ALREADY
ON YOUR WAY.
ELIZABETH: IS SOMETHING
WRONG?
AUDREY: NO, NO.
IT'S JUST THAT GAIL IS TIED UP
WITH AN EMERGENCY PATIENT,
SO SHE'LL BE DELAYED,
POSSIBLY AN HOUR.
LUCKY: I DON'T MIND HANGING
AROUND -- I MEAN, IF YOU DON'T.
ELIZABETH: NO.
I'M FINE.
BOBBIE: GOOD.
WE'LL LET YOU KNOW WHEN GAIL'S
READY.
HAVE YOU EVER SEEN SUCH
DEVOTION?
AUDREY: ONLY ONCE.
ELIZABETH: NOW YOU'RE GOING
TO MISS THE ASSEMBLY.
LUCKY: YOU THINK I'LL BE
PERMANENTLY SCARRED?
ELIZABETH: DO YOU HAVE A TEST
TO STUDY FOR OR A PAPER
TO WRITE?
LUCKY: ARE YOU TRYING TO GET
RID OF ME?
ELIZABETH: NO, BUT I THINK
YOU MAY BE PROCRASTINATING.
I'M FAMILIAR WITH THE SCIENCE.
LUCKY: AS A MATTER OF FACT,
I'M HARD AT WORK AT THIS VERY
MOMENT -- INDEPENDENT RESEARCH
PROJECT.
SEE, I'M DOING A STUDY
ON THE MAJOR THEMES EXPLORED
IN THE LAST THREE YEARS --
WORKING MOMS.
ELIZABETH: I'VE DONE THAT
STUDY.
LUCKY: I KNOW.
I'VE WATCHED YOU.
ELIZABETH: YEAH, PROPPING ME
UP THE ENTIRE TIME.
LUCKY, IF YOU HADN'T STUCK
BY ME, I WOULD HAVE BOLTED
FROM HERE SO MANY TIMES.
LUCKY: YOU PASSED THE BOLTING
STAGE A LONG TIME AGO.
ELIZABETH: AND YOU GOT ME
THROUGH IT.
LUCKY: YOU DID THE WORK.
ELIZABETH: WITH MASSIVE
SUPPORT.
ALEXIS: WHAT GIVES
YOU THE IMPRESSION THAT LUKE HAS
ANYTHING TO DO WITH
THE CASSADINE TAKEOVER?
JAX: DID I EVER TELL
YOU I READ LIPS?
ALEXIS: DO YOU?
JAX: NO.
BUT MY RADAR IS EXCELLENT.
ALEXIS: I THINK YOU'RE
GUESSING.
JAX: AND YOU'RE EVADING
THE QUESTION.
ALEXIS: I --
JAX: IT'S NOT A GOOD SIGN
IN A PARTNER.
ALEXIS: AND I DON'T CARE
FOR BEING INTERROGATED.
JAX: SEEMS THIS RELATIONSHIP
HAS HIT A CRISIS.
ALEXIS: DO YOU WANT
TO BREAK UP?
JAX: THAT DEPENDS ON HOW
INTENT YOU ARE ON DENYING
THE OBVIOUS.
EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT DISMANTLING
THE CASSADINES IS SPENCER'S
MISSION IN LIFE.
AND HERE WE ARE PREPARING TO DO
JUST THAT, AND LUKE'S CIRCLING
AROUND.
COINCIDENCE?
I DON'T THINK SO.
ALEXIS: WOULD YOU BELIEVE
KARMIC CONVERGENCE?
LUKE'S THE ONE WHO INFORMED ME
THAT NIKOLAS WAS NOT THE HEIR,
WHICH DOESN'T MAKE HIM
MY PARTNER.
DOES THAT ANSWER YOUR QUESTION?
JAX: WHAT INSPIRED LUKE
TO SHARE THIS TANTALIZING TIDBIT
WITH YOU?
ALEXIS: CLEARLY THE FACT THAT
AS MIKOS CASSADINE'S DAUGHTER,
I HAVE A RIGHTFUL CLAIM
TO THE ESTATE.
JAX: IT'S AN INTERESTING
FAMILY, THE CASSADINES -- SECRET
CHILDREN AND SO FORTH.
ENLIGHTEN ME ON ONE TINY,
LITTLE DETAIL, THOUGH --
NIKOLAS' FATHER.
WHO WOULD THAT BE?
ALEXIS: SUFFICE IT TO SAY,
IT WASN'T STAVROS.
JAX: ARE WE ABSOLUTELY
CERTAIN THE KID IS A CASSADINE?
ALEXIS: NIKOLAS IS
A CASSADINE.
JAX: SO THAT WOULD LEAVE
STEFAN AS THE PRIMARY CANDIDATE.
ALEXIS: I WOULD RATHER LEAVE
THE FAMILY SKELETONS AT REST.
JERRY: TOO LATE.
THE FAMILY SKELETONS ARE ABOUT
TO RUMBA.
THERE'S NO FISH HERE.
LET'S JUST HAVE
LUNCH.
YEAH.
HEY, IS THAT SKIPPY?
SURE.
YOU GOT AN EXTRA ONE?
HEY, IS THAT SKIPPY?
SKIPPY, FOLKS.
RIGHT OVER THERE.
SKIPPY BRINGS OUT
THE PEANUT BUTTER LOVER
IN EVERYONE.
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WHEN YOU COMBINE
REESE'S PEANUT BUTTER CUPS
AND CRISPY WAFERS,
THE COMBINATION
IS IRRESISTIBLE.
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EDWARD: MONICA, DON'T GIVE ME
THAT DISAPPROVING LOOK.
FOR YOUR INFORMATION,
I AM PROPOSING COMPROMISE.
MONICA: IT'S JUST A TACTIC
TO UNDERMINE JASON.
A.J.: DO YOU HAVE A PROBLEM
WITH THAT?
MONICA: MY MAIN CONCERN IS
MICHAEL.
EDWARD: I THINK THAT COULD BE
SAID OF US ALL.
MONICA: INCLUDING JASON.
AND I KNOW YOU DON'T WANT
TO HEAR THAT.
EDWARD: LOOK, JASON IS OUT
OF THE PICTURE.
NOW, ADMITTEDLY, MICHAEL HAS TWO
PARENTS.
BUT JASON IS NOT ONE OF THEM.
MONICA: WELL, THANK
YOU FOR THAT INSIGHT, EDWARD.
NOW, MAY I SPEAK WITH MY SON?
EDWARD: A.J., DON'T --
DON'T GET BOGGED DOWN IN PETTY
DETAILS, HUH?
YOU JUST KEEP YOUR EYE
ON THE GOAL.
MONICA: I DON'T THINK
YOU HAVE EVER SEEN THIS.
FOUND IT IN THE BOTTOM
OF A DRAWER.
A.J.: IS THIS --
MONICA: IT'S YOU.
A.J.: HOW OLD -- HOW OLD
AM I?
MONICA: ABOUT A YEAR.
A.J.: I'M --
LOOK AT ME.
I'M ALL CHEEKS.
MONICA: ROSY CHEEKS,
JUST LIKE MICHAEL.
AND I THINK THE SHAPE
OF YOUR EYES -- VERY SIMILAR
TO MICHAEL'S.
A.J.: YEAH, YOU KNOW WHAT?
NOW THAT YOU MENTION IT,
I CAN SEE THAT, YEAH.
MONICA: BEFORE YOU LEARNED
TO WALK, YOU USED TO ROCK BACK
AND FORTH ON YOUR HAUNCHES LIKE
YOU WERE GETTING READY
FOR LIFTOFF.
AND YOU KNOW, A COUPLE OF MONTHS
AGO, I NOTICED MICHAEL DOING
THE SAME THING.
A.J.: I'VE --
I'VE MISSED SO MUCH.
MONICA: YOU LOVED
YOUR ROUTINE -- WELL, ALL BABIES
LIKE ROUTINES.
BUT YOU WERE REALLY WEDDED
TO IT.
I MEAN, YOU WANTED YOUR COOKIE
THE SAME TIME EVERY SINGLE DAY.
IF I GAVE YOU A BOX OF ANIMAL
CRACKERS, YOU'D EAT ALL
THE MONKEYS AND THROW THE REST
AWAY.
AND YOU REALLY DIDN'T LIKE
STRANGERS.
WOULDN'T LET THEM HOLD
YOU AT ALL.
A.J.: YEAH, THAT'S GOING
TO BE FUN HAVING A BABY AROUND
THE HOUSE.
MONICA: YEAH, BUT IT'S GOING
TO BE HARD ON MICHAEL,
MAKING THAT ADJUSTMENT.
I MEAN, HE --
HE DOESN'T KNOW US.
A.J.: HE KNOWS YOU AND EM.
MONICA: WELL, BUT WE'RE NOT
THE STAPLE OF HIS EXISTENCE.
NEW HOUSE, NEW PEOPLE.
A.J.: HE'LL GET USED TO IT.
MONICA: HE'LL --
HE'LL WONDER WHERE HIS DADA IS.
A.J.: HIS DADA IS RIGHT HERE.
MONICA: MICHAEL WON'T
UNDERSTAND THAT.
A.J.: HE WILL EVENTUALLY.
MONICA: IN THE MEANTIME,
MAYBE WE COULD MAKE IT A LITTLE
EASIER FOR HIM.
A.J.: AND HOW WOULD
YOU SUGGEST I DO THAT?
MONICA: WELL, EVERY NOW
AND THEN, LETTING HIM SEE JASON.
A.J.: NO.
MONICA: LOOK, IT WOULDN'T
HAVE TO BE ALONE WITH HIM.
A.J.: NO.
MONICA: I COULD MAKE
THE PLANS --
A.J.: DID YOU NOT HEAR ME?
NO!
END OF STORY.
MONICA: MICHAEL ADORES JASON.
A.J.: YOU ADORE JASON,
TO THE EXCLUSION OF EVERYONE
ELSE.
MONICA: NOW, THAT'S NOT FAIR.
A.J.: IS CHANGING SIDES FAIR?
MONICA: NO, I HAVEN'T CHANGED
SIDES.
A.J.: THEN WHAT ARE
YOU DOING?
MONICA: I AM TRYING TO OPEN
THE DOOR FOR JASON.
A.J.: NO!
MY ANSWER
IS NO.
ELIZABETH: I WAS STUCK IN ONE
PLACE FOR SO LONG -- YOU KNOW,
TOTALLY FIXATED AND OBSSED.
AND PEOPLE WOULD ASK ME
QUESTIONS, PEOPLE WHO DIDN'T
KNOW, LIKE "SO, WHAT ARE
YOU GOING TO DO NEXT SUMMER
AND WHAT COLLEGE DO YOU WANT
TO GO TO?"
I WAS LIKE, "SUMMER?
COLLEGE?
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?"
MY MIND CAN'T LEAP TO THAT.
IT WAS LIKE I WAS GLUED IN ONE
SPOT AND COULDN'T MOVE.
I COULDN'T EVEN LOOK AHEAD.
BUT NOW EVERY DAY I WAKE UP
EXCITED.
I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS
NEXT.
I LOVE MY LIFE
BECAUSE YOU'RE IN IT.
LUCKY: I FEEL THE SAME WAY.
AUDREY: OH.
GAIL'S READY FOR YOU.
ELIZABETH: YOU'LL BE HERE?
LUCKY: ALWAYS.
ALEXIS: I'M SORRY.
I DON'T RECALL ASKING
FOR YOUR INPUT.
JAX: I BROUGHT HIM
IN ON THE DEAL.
ALEXIS: WITHOUT CONSULTING
ME?
JERRY: I BELIEVE THIS IS
THE CONSULTATION.
JAX: YEAH.
I'M ALWAYS ABOVEBOARD
WITH MY PARTNERS.
ALEXIS: YOUR CANDOR IS
ADMIRABLE.
YOUR BROTHER'S A PROBLEM.
JAX: JERRY'S PROFITS WILL
COME FROM MINE.
YOU WON'T LOSE A CENT.
ALEXIS: HMM.
WELL, THIS ISN'T GOING TO WORK.
JAX: PERHAPS YOU SHOULD KNOW
THAT JERRY IS UNIQUELY QUALIFIED
OWING TO PREVIOUS EXPOSURE.
ALEXIS: YOU WANT TO RUN THAT
BY ME AGAIN?
JERRY: I KNOW MY WAY AROUND.
ALEXIS: OH, I'M SURE YOU DO.
NO OFFENSE, BUT YOUR DEALINGS
HAVE BEEN QUESTIONABLE.
JERRY: I DON'T DISPUTE THAT.
ALEXIS: THE LAST THING THAT
I NEED IS GOVERNMENT ATTENTION,
WHICH YOUR BROTHER CAN'T HELP
BUT ATTRACT.
I'M AFRAID I'M GOING TO HAVE
TO PASS.
JAX: ALL RIGHT.
WELL, IN THAT CASE, IT'S BEEN
A PLEASURE.
PERHAPS WE'LL DO BUSINESS
ANOTHER TIME.
JERRY: HOLD ON.
LET'S NOT BE HASTY.
JERRY: TOUCHED AS I AM
BY MY BROTHER'S LOYALTY, THIS IS
LARGELY FOR DRAMATIC EFFECT.
HE'S FAR TOO ATTUNED
TO HIS BROADER INTERESTS TO WANT
TO BAIL ON A DEAL AS GOO
JAX: HAVE YOU NOT NOTICED
I'VE LEFT THE TABLE?
JERRY: THE POTENTIAL HERE IS
STAGGERING.
ALEXIS: OH, I'M SURE THAT
IT IS.
HOWEVER, I'LL HAVE TO EXPLORE IT
ALONE.
JAX: GOOD LUCK.
JERRY: SIT DOWN.
HAVE A BREADSTICK.
ORDER A CINNAMON ROLL.
HE LIKES CNAMON ROLLS
WITH APPLE BUTTER.
BEST TO REMEMBER THAT WHEN
THE NEGOTIATIONS STALL.
AND DON'T FORGET -- HE EATS
CONGLOMERATES FOR BREAKFAST.
ALEXIS: I'M VERY WELL AWARE
OF THAT.
BUT WHAT YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND
IS THAT I'M NOT --
JERRY: PULL UP A CHAIR
AND DEAL WITH THE LADY.
THIS IS A MATCH MADE
IN FINANCIAL HEAVEN, AND THAT'S
WHY I'M STEPPING ASIDE.
ALEXIS: WELL, THAT'S VERY
GRACIOUS OF YOU.
JAX: BUT POINTLESS.
I'VE MADE MY POSITION CLEAR.
IF YOU CAN FORM AN ALLIANCE
WITH LUKE SPENCER --
ALEXIS: WHAT MAKES YOU THINK
THAT I HAVE AN ALLIANCE
WITH LUKE?
JAX: THEN YOU CAN CERTAINLY
WORK WITH JERRY JACKS,
ESPECIALLY We"N I'M GIVING
YOU MY WORD THAT HE'LL REMAIN
ON THE UP AND UP.
JERRY: ARE YOU VOUCHING
FOR ME?
JAX: YOU'RE DAMN RIGHT.
NOW, EITHER YOU DEAL WITH BOTH
JACKS BROTHERS, OR YOU DEAL
WITH NONE.
AUDREY: YES?
NUN: EXCUSE ME.
I'M LOOKING FOR STEFAN
CASSADINE.
AUDREY: OH, I'M SORRY.
I HAVEN'T SEEN HIM TODAY --
OH, WAIT A MINUTE.
THERE IS MR. CASSADINE RIGHT
NOW.
NUN: YOU'LL WEAR A CROWN
IN HEAVEN, AS MY
GREAT-GRANDMOTHER USED TO SAY.
STEFAN: I BEG YOUR PARDON?
NUN: EXCUSE ME FOR GUSHING,
BUT FRANKLY, WE'RE ALL IN AWE.
STEFAN: I THINK YOU MAY BE
CONFUSING ME WITH SOMEONE ELSE.
NUN: WE UNDERSTAND YOU'RE
VERY DISCREET.
THERE'LL BE NO FANFARE
IN THE PRESS -- NONE AT ALL.
BUT I HAD TO TELL YOU IN PERSON.
YOUR GENEROUS DONATION WILL SOON
BE RESPONSIBLE FOR TRANSFORMING
THE LIVES OF THE FALLEN WOMEN
OF PORT CHARLES.
NIKOLAS: DID YOU JUST --
NUN: MY ORDER JUST RECEIVED
A COMMUNIQUE FROM OUR SISTER
ORDER IN FRANCE -- $10 MILLION.
YOU'RE THE ANSWER TO
OUR PRAYERS.
LUKE: $10 MILLION?
$10 MILLION?
DID I HEAR $10 MILLION?
OH, MAN, AFTER ALL THE CHEESY
THINGS I'VE SAID ABOUT
THE GREEDY CASSADINES THROUGH
THE YEARS, I FEEL SO FOOLISH.
AUDREY, CAN YOU IMAGINE THAT
KIND OF MONEY GOING TO SUCH
A WORTHY CAUSE?
AND OUT OF HIS OWN PERSONAL BANK
ACCOUNT.
EDWARD: SO DID YOUR MOTHER
THROW YOU OFF THE TRACK?
A.J.: SHE TRIED, BUT IT
DIDN'T WORK.
EDWARD: I ASSUME SHE MADE
A CASE FOR JASON.
A.J.: SHE WANTS JASON TO BE
A PART OF MICHAEL'S LIFE.
IT'S A REFLEX.
SHE CAN'T HELP IT.
NO MATTER WHAT, JASON'S
THE GOLDEN BOY.
EDWARD: ALL THAT'S GOING
TO CHANGE WHEN MICHAEL COMES
BECAUSE YOUR SON IS THE GOLDEN
BOY NOW, A.J.
[DOORBELL RINGS]
CARLY: I NEED TO SEE A.J.
MAID: AND YOU ARE?
CARLY: I'M CARLY BENSON.
A.J.: CARLY.
EDWARD: WHAT HAPPENED?
CARLY: YOU GOT TO HELP
ME, OK?
JASON JUST KIDNAPPED MY SON.

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