GH Transcript Wednesday 3/3/99

 

General Hospital Transcript Wednesday 3/3/99

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CARLY: WHATEVER ANY JUDGE
SAYS, I'M GOING TO BRING MICHAEL
BACK TO YOU.
I PROMISE.
BOBBIE: YOU KNOW WHAT THE SAD
PART IS ABOUT ALL OF THIS MESS?
THE PERSON WHO MICHAEL LOVES
THE MOST HAS THE LEAST CHANCE
OF REMAINING HIS PARENT.
MONICA: JASON HAS PLAYED
A BIG PART IN THAT CHILD'S LIFE,
AND YOU CAN'T ERASE OR IGNORE
THAT.
A.J.: WATCH ME.
TAGGERT: THANKS FOR LETTING
ME IN WITHOUT AN APPOINTMENT.
SONNY: LIEUTENANT,
MR. MORGAN AND I, WE'RE HAVING
A BUSY DAY, SO WHY DON'T WE JUST
SKIP TO THE PART WHERE YOU ASK
US ABOUT SOMETHING WE DON'T KNOW
ABOUT AND THEN WE TELL
YOU WE DON'T KNOW ABOUT IT,
YOU MAKE A THREAT THEN LEAVE.
TAGGERT: WHAT, YOU'RE NOT
GOING TO OFFER ME A CUP
OF COFFEE?
OH, THAT'S OK.
AFTER THAT HOT TIME
AT THE WAREHOUSE LAST NIGHT,
I GUESS YOU'RE A LITTLE SHORT
ON BEANS.
JASON: IS IT REALLY TOO MUCH
TO HOPE FOR THAT YOU MIGHT
ACTUALLY HAVE SOME NEWS?
TAGGERT: WELL, WHAT DO
YOU KNOW.
HE SPEAKS.
AND YOUR LIPS DIDN'T EVEN MOVE.
THE TRUTH IS, GENTLEMEN, I WAS
HOPING YOU'D HAVE SOME NEWS
FOR ME.
SOMEBODY WENT THROUGH A LOT
OF TROUBLE TO TORCH
YOUR WAREHOUSE.
YOU'VE HAD SOME TIME TO THINK
ABOUT IT NOW.
SO, ANY IDEAS?
JUSTUS: THANK YOU.
DARA: THANK YOU.
JUSTUS: MAY I PROPOSE
A TOAST?
TO THE FIERCEST DEBATE
THE PORT CHARLES CHAMBER
OF COMMERCE HAS EVER SEEN
AND THE WORTHIEST OPPONENT I'VE
EVER HAD TO FACE, A.D.A DARA
JENSEN.
DARA: I WAS SENSATIONAL,
WASN'T I?
JUSTUS: DARA, OF THE TWO
OF US, QUITE FRANKLY, YOU MADE
THE BEST IMPRESSION,
EXCEPT FOR ME, OF COURSE.
DARA: AH!
WELL, WHAT DID YOU BRING
TO THE DEBATE OTHER THAN GOOD
LOOKS AND CHEAP SHOTS?
JUSTUS: LOOK, YOU MATCHED ME
ON BOTH COUNTS.
EVERY OTHER WORD OUT
OF YOUR LOVELY MOUTH WAS
IN REFERENCE TO MY FORMER
ASSOCIATION WITH JASON MORGAN.
DARA: LET'S JUST SAY I HOPE
THE VOTERS TAKE THE ELECTION
SERIOUSLY.
YOU'RE AHEAD AT THE POLLS,
AND THE PROSPECT OF SOMEONE
WITH YOUR PAST ASSOCIATION
ACTING AS DISTRICT ATTORNEY --
THAT SHOULD SCARE THE HELL OUT
OF THEM, AND I'M A LITTLE
NERVOUS ABOUT IT MYSELF,
FRANKLY.
JUSTUS: I THINK WHAT REALLY
MAKES YOU NERVOUS IS THE IDEA
OF WORKING FOR ME.
BOBBIE: SO, WHAT BRINGS
YOU BY?
FELICIA: I THOUGHT THAT
I WOULD RUN BY THE LIBRARY TO DO
SOME RESEARCH ON MY WRITING
PROJECT, AND SINCE IT WAS
ON MY WAY, I THOUGHT I WOULD
STOP IN HERE TO SEE
IF YOU NEEDED ANYTHING
DROPPED OFF.
BOBBIE: WELL, THANK YOU.
I THINK LUCAS HAS HALF
OF THE CHILDREN'S SECTION
STUFFED INTO VARIOUS CORNERS
OF HIS ROOM.
FELICIA: AND I THINK MY GIRLS
HAVE THE OTHER HALF.
I'M JUST GLAD GEORGIE'S NOT
WRITING IN THE BOOKS ANYMORE.
WANT ME TO PICK UP ANYTHING
FOR YOU?
BOBBIE: OH, NO, THANKS.
I WOULD APPRECIATE SOME INSIDE
INFORMATION, THOUGH, IF YOU'VE
GOT IT.
DOES MAC HAVE ANY SUSPECTS
IN THE CORINTHOS-MORGAN
WAREHOUSE FIRE?
FELICIA: YOU MEAN BESIDES
JERRY?
BOBBIE: THAT'S NO JOKE.
DID HE TELL YOU HE QUESTIONED
HIM?
FELICIA: I THINK THAT IT WAS
JUST A FORMALITY.
I THINK IT'S PRETTY OBVIOUS
WHAT'S GOING ON.
I MEAN, SOMEBODY'S TRYING
TO SEND A MESSAGE TO SONNY
AND JASON.
BOBBIE: WELL, THE ONLY THING
THAT'S OBVIOUS TO ME IS THAT
THE QUARTERMAINES ARE GOING
TO TRY AND USE THIS AS AN EXCUSE
TO TAKE MICHAEL AWAY FROM JASON.
FELICIA: AND THAT BOTHERS
YOU?
THE LAST TIME I WAS HERE,
YOU WERE TORN BETWEEN TAKING
SIDES BETWEEN JASON AND CARLY.
BOBBIE: I'M NOT SIDING
WITH EITHER ONE OF THEM.
I'M ON MICHAEL'S SIDE.
THE ONE CONSTANT IN
MY GRANDSON'S LIFE HAS BEEN
JASON.
AND IF MICHAEL COULD TALK,
THAT'S WHO HE WOULD ASK TO STAY
WITH.
AND I THINK IT'S TIME EVERYBODY
STOPPED SHOUTING AT EACH OTHER
AND STARTED LISTENING TO THAT
LITTLE BOY.
A.J.: THIS PROVES EVERYTHING
WE'VE BEEN SAYING -- THAT JASON
IS DANGEROUS.
IT SHOULDN'T BE TOO DIFFICULT
TO GET THE AUTHORITIES TO SEE IT
THE SAME WAY.
OK, I'LL SEE YOU IN 20.
EMILY: I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE
DOING, A.J.
I'M NEVER GOING TO FORGIVE
YOU FOR IT.
A.J.: EMILY, I HAVEN'T DONE
ANYTHING --
EMILY: A.J., JUST STOP IT.
I WAS STANDING HERE.
I HEARD YOU ON THE PHONE TALKING
ABOUT JASON AND THE AUTHORITIES.
YOU'RE TRYING TO GET HIM
IN TROUBLE, AREN'T YOU?
MAYBE EVEN ARRESTED.
A.J.: OH, GEE, WHY WOULD
ANYONE WANT TO ARREST JASON?
EMILY: A.J., I HEARD
YOU TALKING ABOUT IT -- ABOUT
THE FIRE AT THE WAREHOUSE.
A.J.: ACTUALLY, EM,
WHAT I SAID IS THAT JASON IS
DANGEROUS.
YOU MADE THE CONNECTION
TO THE FIRE.
AND YOU KNOW WHAT THAT TELLS ME?
THAT TELLS ME THAT YOU KNOW I'M
RIGHT.
IN YOUR HEART, YOU KNOW I'M
RIGHT.
EMILY: NO, A.J.
THAT TELLS ME YOU WILL USE ANY
EXCUSE POSSIBLE TO KEEP MICHAEL
AWAY FROM JASON.
A.J.: EMILY, IF I HAD TAKEN
MICHAEL HOME A YEAR AGO
FROM G.H., HE'D BE HAPPY
WITH ME NOW.
BUT YOU KNOW WHAT?
YOU KNOW WHAT IS EVEN MORE
IMPORTANT THAN MICHAEL'S
HAPPINESS?
HIS SAFETY.
AND THAT'S SOMETHING HE'LL NEVER
HAVE WITH JASON.
EMILY: JASON PROTECTS MICHAEL
JUST FINE.
A.J.: FOR HOW LONG?
LOOK, SONNY IS BACK, AND JASON
IS BY HIS SIDE, AND NOW MICHAEL
IS IN THE LINE OF FIRE.
I HONESTLY CAN'T BELIEVE THAT
YOU DON'T WORRY ABOUT THAT.
EMILY: ALL RIGHT,
A.J., IS THIS REALLY ABOUT
MICHAEL'S SAFETY OR ABOUT
YOU WANTING TO KEEP HIM AWAY
FROM JASON?
A.J.: I'M NOT GOING TO LIE
TO YOU, EM.
I WANT TO BE WITH THE CHILD THAT
I WAS ROBBED OF FOR A YEAR NOW.
WHAT IS SO TERRIBLE ABOUT THAT?
EMILY: WHY CAN'T YOU LOVE
MICHAEL WITH JASON AROUND?
WHY CAN'T YOU BOTH LOVE HIM?
WHAT'S WRONG WITH THAT?
WHY CAN'T YOU JUST MAKE
A COMPROMISE?
A.J.: THE WAY JASON IS
COMPROMISING?
EMILY, HE WON'T LET ME ANYWHERE
NEAR MICHAEL.
I LOVE YOU.
BUT I HAVE TO DO THIS
EVEN IF IT HURTS YOU BEFORE
YOU UNDERSTAND IT'S THE RIGHT
THING TO DO.
EMILY: THIS WILL HURT MICHAEL
MUCH, MUCH MORE.
AND HE WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND IT.
BOBBIE: I'LL ADMIT, YOU KNOW,
EVEN IN THE BEGINNING WHEN CARLY
FIRST NAMED JASON AS MICHAEL'S
FATHER, I'LL ADMIT I HAD MY OWN
CONCERNS FOR MICHAEL'S SAFETY,
TOO.
BUT LOOK WHAT JASON HAS DONE
THROUGH ALL OF THIS.
HE HAS KEPT MICHAEL PHYSICALLY
SAFE AND EMOTIONALLY SECURE,
AND HE'S DOING SUCH A GOOD JOB
RAISING HIM.
HE IS RAISING HIM BETTER THAN
THE QUARTERMAINES COULD EVER
HOPE TO IN THEIR WILDEST DREAMS.
FELICIA: HAVE YOU POINTED
THAT OUT TO CARLY?
BOBBIE: NO.
I HAVEN'T GOTTEN AROUND
TO THAT YET.
FELICIA: WHY?
YOU FEEL SO STRONGLY ABOUT IT.
BOBBIE: I KNOW, BUT THAT'S
MY POINT.
I'M JUST SO DISGUSTED WITH HER.
I'M AFRAID THAT IF I START
TO TELL HER SOMETHING, I'M GOING
TO BLOW UP IN HER FACE BEFORE
I EVER UTTER MY FIRST WORDS
OF ADVICE.
FELICIA: WELL, IF YOU'RE
GOING TO SAY ANYTHING AT ALL,
YOU BETTER SAY IT SOON
BECAUSE IF YOU REALLY THINK THAT
MICHAEL BELONGS WITH JASON,
YOU HAVE TO HELP CARLY SEE
WHAT'S RIGHT FOR HER CHILD.
SONNY: YOU'RE WASTING
YOUR TIME, LIEUTENANT.
YOU'RE NOT GOING TO FIND
ANYTHING HERE TODAY.
TAGGERT: I DON'T UNDERSTAND
YOUR ATTITUDE.
WE'RE SUPPOSED TO BE ON THE SAME
SIDE NOW, RIGHT?
I MEAN, YOU TWO ARE LAW-ABIDING
CITIZENS.
AND, HELL, ACCORDING
TO YOUR LAWYER, YOU'RE VICTIMS.
NOW, IF A BAD GUY LIKE MORENO IS
LEANING ON TWO LEGITIMATE
BUSINESSMEN LIKE YOURSELVES,
YOU'D THINK YOU'D BE HOLLERING
FOR THE COPS.
WELL,
HERE I AM.
WHAT?
NOTHING?
I DON'T GET IT.
I DON'T GET IT.
UNLESS -- NO.
ARE YOU TWO PLANNING
A RETALIATION?
AND WE WERE GETTING ALONG
SO WELL.
JASON: YOU FINISHED?
SONNY: NO ONE THREATENED US.
WE WERE HAVING A MEETING
WITH A LEGITIMATE BUSINESSMAN.
YOU CAME OVER, ASKED US ABOUT
THE FIRE, AND BLEW OUR DEAL.
TAGGERT: BY THEN, YOU ONLY
HAD A PILE OF ASHES TO SELL.
NOW, DO YOU -- DO YOU EXPECT ME
TO BELIEVE YOU DON'T PLAN
ON MAKING SOMEBODY PAY FOR THAT?
OR MAYBE YOU JUST SENT A COUPLE
OF THREATS IN MORENO'S DIRECTION
TO BE ON THE SAFE SIDE.
OR WAS THAT A SOCIAL CALL HE WAS
PAYING YOU ON THE DOCKS
THE OTHER DAY?
SONNY: ASK HIM!
TAGGERT: I DOUBT HE'LL
COOPERATE.
CRIMINALS RARELY DO.
YOU JUST REMEMBER THIS --
IF MORENO HAS AN ACCIDENT,
YOU TWO ARE THE PRIME SUSPECTS.
SONNY: WHEN ARE WE NOT?
WE HAVE COOPERATED WITH YOU,
LIEUTENANT.
WE HAVE ALLOWED YOU
TO INTERROGATE US, BUT YOU'RE
ABOUT TO CROSS A LINE
INTO HARASSMENT.
AND I KNOW A LAWYER WHO CAN GET
YOUR BADGE PULLED.
TAGGERT: WELL, IN THAT CASE,
I WILL BE LEAVING,
MR. CORINTHOS.
MR. MORGAN.
SONNY: HAS ANYBODY HEARD
ANYTHING?
JASON: IT'S BEEN REALLY
QUIET.
SONNY, THIS DOES NOT FEEL LIKE
MORENO TO ME.
SONNY: WELL, I GOT SOME
FEELINGS ON THAT.
MORENO CAME DOWN TO THE PIER
LAST NIGHT WHILE I WAS GOING
THROUGH THE LAST OF
OUR INVENTORY, AND HE LOOKED
LIKE A MAN CHECKING ON A JOB
WELL DONE.
JASON: YEAH, BUT BURNING DOWN
A WAREHOUSE WITH NO ONE IN IT?
COME ON, THAT'S NOT HIS STYLE.
MORENO DOESN'T BELIEVE
IN WARNINGS.
WHEN HE HITS, HE'S LOOKING
TO KILL.
DARA: I SAID YOU WERE AHEAD
IN THE POLLS.
I DIDN'T SAY YOU WERE GOING
TO WIN.
THE ONLY POLL THAT COUNTS IS
THE ONE --
JUSTUS: IS THE ONE
ON ELECTION DAY.
YEAH, WELL, THAT'S WHAT PEOPLE
WHO ARE LOSING ALWAYS SAY.
LOOK, I WILL BE MAGNANIMOUS
IN VICTORY.
YOU WILL NOT ARRIVE TO FIND THAT
YOUR OFFICE HAS BEEN MOVED
INTO THE SUPPLY CLOSET.
DARA: YOU MIGHT NOT FIND ME
IN IT.
JUSTUS: DO YOU MEAN THAT
YOU WOULD GIVE UP YOUR CAREER
TO AVOID WORKING WITH ME?
COME ON, I HAD NO IDEA I WAS
THAT INTIMIDATING.
DARA: NO.
NO, YOU KNOW WHAT IT IS?
I DON'T WANT TO DO ALL THE WORK
WHILE YOU SPEND EVERY WAKING
MOMENT GLAD-HANDING
AND BACKSLAPPING AND SCHMOOZING.
JUSTUS: SCHMOOZING?
DARA: YEAH.
JUSTUS: ME?
DARA: MM-HMM.
THAT IS HOW IT WOULD BE,
JUSTUS, BECAUSE ONCE YOU ARE
COMMITTED TO SOMETHING, YOU ARE
CONSUMED.
THAT'S WHAT MADE YOU A GOOD
LAWYER ONCE.
UNFORTUNATELY FOR ME,
THAT'S WHAT MAKES YOU A GOOD
POLITICIAN NOW.
JUSTUS: YEAH, WELL, IT WAS
GRANNY MAE'S GIFT TO ME --
PERSISTENCE.
BUT, YOU KNOW, I HAVE ANOTHER
GIFT, AS WELL -- PATIENCE.
I NEVER GIVE UP, NOT WHEN
I REALLY WANT SOMETHING.
DARA: I KNOW,
WHICH IS WHY I'M NOT SURE IT
WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA FOR US
TO WORK TOGETHER, JUSTUS.
OF COURSE, THAT WILL BE A MOOT
POINT AFTER YOUR DEFEAT.
JUSTUS: WELL, IF YOU DON'T,
IT WON'T BE BECAUSE OF A LACK
OF SKILL OR DETERMINATION.
IT WILL ONLY BE BECAUSE
OF A LACK OF TIME.
YOU SEE, I'VE HAD A LOT MORE
OF IT TO BE OUT THERE
ON THE CAMPAIGN TRIAL SHAKING
HANDS.
DA: MM-HMM.
JUSTUS: THEY KEEP YOU TOO
BUSY DOWNTOWN.
DARA: OH -- YOU'RE RIGHT.
I AM DUE AT THE COMMISSIONER'S
OFFICE.
IT SEEMS MORENO HAS SOMETHING
IN COMMON WITH YOU.
HE DOESN'T GIVE UP, EITHER.
WELL, THANK YOU FOR THE DRINK.
JUSTUS: THANK YOU
FOR THE COMPANY.
DARA: SO THE DEVICE WAS RIGHT
OUT IN THE OPEN?
MAC: RIGHT WHERE THE ARSON
INVESTIGATORS COULD FIND IT,
WHICH ELIMINATES INSURANCE
AS A MOTIVE.
DARA: THAT'S TOO BAD.
IT'S BETTER THAN THE
ALTERNATIVE -- THE FIRST SHOT
IN AN ALL-OUT CRIME WAR SET OFF
BY CORINTHOS' RETURN.
MAC: WELL, YOU SOUND JUST
LIKE A CERTAIN LIEUTENANT
OF MINE.
DARA: TAGGERT MAY BE RIGHT
THIS TIME.
OFFICER: SORRY TO BOTHER YOU,
COMMISSIONER, BUT
A.J. QUARTERMAINE IS HERE
WITH AN ATTORNEY.
MAC: TRYING TO DRAG
THE DEPARTMENT INTO AN ONGOING
CUSTODY FIGHT.
TELL HIM I'M BUSY.
OFFICER: THEY SAY THEY WON'T
LEAVE TILL THEY SEE YOU,
AND I THINK THEY MEAN IT.
MAC: ALL RIGHT, SEND THEM IN.
A.J.: MAC. DARA.
DARA: HI, A.J.
A.J.: THIS IS MY ATTORNEY,
ADRIAN STEWART.
WE'D LIKE SOME OF YOUR TIME.
MAC: WELL, DON'T TAKE MUCH.
A.J.: I'M FILING AN EMERGENCY
PETITION FOR CUSTODY OF MY SON.
MAC: FAMILY COURT'S ACROSS
THE STREET.
A.J.: I'M AWARE OF THAT.
I'M ON MY WAY.
BUT WHEN I'M DONE THERE,
I'M COMING BACK HERE, AND I WANT
ALL THE FILES REGARDING JASON'S
CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES.
SONNY: HOW IS HE?
JASON: HE'S STILL ASLEEP.
SONNY: AS YOU WERE CHECKING
UP ON HIM, I WAS THINKING ABOUT
THE WAREHOUSE FIRE.
AND I DON'T THINK WE CAN RULE
OUT MORENO JUST YET.
JASON: WHY BURN DOWN
A WAREHOUSE WHEN WE'RE NOT
IN IT?
SONNY, HE WANTS US DEAD,
NOT ANGRY.
SONNY: I THINK HE JUST WANTS
US OUT OF THE WAY.
WHAT IF HE SET THE FIRE TO GET
US TO MAKE A WRONG MOVE,
SOME KIND OF RETALIATION TO GET
THE COPS INVOLVED?
TAGGERT WOULD LOVE TO OBLIGE
THE MAN.
JASON: I DON'T KNOW.
I DON'T KNOW.
THAT'S A LITTLE FANCY
FOR MORENO, DON'T YOU THINK?
SONNY: YEAH, YEAH.
HE IS KIND OF OLD SCHOOL.
NOTHING LIKE PUTTING A BULLET
THROUGH YOUR HEAD TO GET
THE POINT ACROSS.
JASON: EXACTLY.
SONNY: DEVIOUS, I'M THINKING,
YOU KNOW, IS MORE JAX'S SPEED.
JASON: JAX?
YEAH, BUT HE DOESN'T WANT TO GET
HIS HANDS DIRTY.
SONNY: JERRY DOES, AND HE'S
GOT A MOTIVE, CONSIDERING
WE WERE THE ONES THAT FOUND
THE PROOF THAT EVENTUALLY GOT
HIM BUSTED.
JASON: YEAH, BUT JERRY JACKS
WOULD HAVE DONE A BETTER JOB.
WHOEVER STARTED THAT FIRE DIDN'T
COVER THEIR TRACKS.
SONNY: MAYBE IT DIDN'T MATTER
TO THEM.
JASON: THEN, WHO?
WHO?
OUTSIDE TALENT?
SONNY: YEAH, YEAH.
NOT GOOD, BUT THOROUGH AND LONG
GONE.
WHICH LEAVES THE QUESTION,
WHO DID THE HIRING?
NOW, WE GOT TO ASK OURSELVES,
WHO HATES US MOST --
MORENO OR THE JACKSES OR BOTH?
JASON: WELL, I'LL TELL
YOU WHO HATES ME THE MOST --
THE QUARTERMAINES.
SONNY: THEY'RE PROBABLY
ALREADY RACING DOWN
TO THE COURTHOUSE WORKING
THE FIRE FOR ALL IT'S WORTH.
I DON'T KNOW, MAN.
JASON: SONNY, WHAT IF IT WAS
MORE THAN THAT?
WHAT IF THE QUARTERMAINES
TORCHED THE WAREHOUSE?
MONICA: WELL, THANK YOU.
ALAN: THANK YOU.
WELL, THANK GOD THAT JASON
AND MICHAEL WEREN'T HURT.
MONICA: NOT THE FIRST TIME
WE'VE SAID THAT.
ALAN: THIS IS GOING TO HAVE
A PROFOUND EFFECT ON THE CUSTODY
ISSUE.
MONICA: YES, IT PROBABLY
WILL, EVEN IF IT SHOULDN'T.
ALAN: SHOULDN'T IT?
IT CERTAINLY TELLS YOU AN AWFUL
LOT ABOUT JASON'S WAY OF LIFE.
MONICA: JASON HAS DONE
EVERYTHING HE CAN TO CHANGE
HIS LIFE.
ALAN: JASON HAS GONE BACK
INTO PARTNERSHIP WITH SONNY
CORINTHOS, WHICH MEANS THAT
HIS LIFE IS SURROUNDED
BY VIOLENCE AGAIN.
MONICA: IT'S NOT THE SAME,
ALAN.
I REMEMBER JASON BEFORE MICHAEL.
WE'D SPEND EVERY MORNING
THINKING WE WERE GOING TO SEE
THE HEADLINE IN THE PAPER
ANNOUNCING JASON'S DEATH
IN A SHOOTING OR AN EXPLOSION.
ALAN: FIRE.
MONICA: BUT ROBIN GAVE JASON
A REASON TO LIVE HIS LIFE.
NOW MICHAEL HAS GIVEN HIM
A REASON TO CHANGE IT.
HE'S GIVEN HIM THE STRENGTH,
THE MOTIVATION TO START OVER.
I MEAN, EMILY THINKS THAT
IF JASON LOSES MICHAEL,
HE'S GOING TO REVERT TO THE MAN
HE WAS, A MAN THAT HAD JUST --
HAD SO LITTLE VALUE ON HIS LIFE,
HE WOULD JUST TAKE SO MANY
CHANCES.
ALAN, I DON'T WANT TO SEE THIS
HAPPEN.
I DON'T WANT TO LOSE MY SON
FOREVER.
BOBBIE: AND HERE'S ALL
OF THEM, I HOPE.
BUT, GOD, THE DUE DATES.
THERE GOES MY SON'S COLLEGE
EDUCATION.
FELICIA: WELL, I THINK
IF KEEPING OVERDUE LIBRARY BOOKS
IS THE WORST THING THAT MY GIRLS
ARE DOING, THEN I GUESS I'M
PRETTY LUCKY.
BOBBIE: YOU'RE REALLY RAISING
YOUR GIRLS RIGHT -- CONFIDENT
IN THEMSELVES AND COMPASSIONATE
TOWARDS OTHER PEOPLE.
IF ONE MOTHER COULD TEACH THAT
LESSON TO TWO DAUGHTERS SO WELL,
HOW COME TWO MOTHERS COULDN'T
DRILL IT TO CARLY?
FELICIA: MAYBE YOU
AND VIRGINIA BENSON MADE
THE SAME MISTAKE.
BOBBIE: WHAT DO YOU MEAN?
FELICIA: LOVING YOUR DAUGHTER
DOESN'T MEAN THAT YOU HAVE
TO TOLERATE EVERYTHING THAT
SHE DOES.
STAND UP TO CARLY.
DON'T LET HER HOLD YOUR
RELATIONSHIP WITH HER HOSTAGE.
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BOBBIE: HELLO?
WHO IS IT?
FELICIA: WELL, HELLO, CARLY.
CARLY: OH, HELLO, FELICIA.
STILL GOT MY KEY, THANK GOD.
IT IS FREEZING OUT THERE.
YOU KNOW,
I CAME TO SEE MY MOTHER,
AND IT'S PERSONAL.
FELICIA: THAT'S OK.
BOBBIE: CARLY.
FELICIA: I WAS JUST LEAVING.
I'LL SEE YOU LATER.
GOOD LUCK.
BOBBIE: THANK YOU.
FELICIA: BYE.
BOBBIE: SHE PROBABLY WOULDN'T
HAVE MINDED A "GOOD AFTERNOON."
CARLY: I'M SORRY.
I GOT SOME MORE IMPORTANT THINGS
ON MY MIND RIGHT NOW.
BOBBIE: OK, CARLY,
WHAT BRINGS YOU HERE?
CARLY: WELL, FIRST OF ALL,
I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHY MY OWN
MOTHER WON'T LIFT A FINGER
TO HELP ME SEE MY SON.
BOBBIE: JASON WOULD LET
YOU SEE MICHAEL ANYTIME
YOU WANT.
CARLY: RIGHT.
BUT, SEE, HE'S NOT THE PROBLEM.
IT'S A.J.
EVERY TIME HE THINKS THAT I'M
GOING OVER TO THE PENTHOUSE,
HE STARTS DROPPING HINTS ABOUT
FERNCLIFF.
SO, APPARENTLY, HE DOESN'T WANT
ME ANYWHERE NEAR JASON EVEN
IF THAT MEANS THAT I CAN'T BE
NEAR MY SON.
SO WHAT I THOUGHT I'D DO IS
WHENEVER I LEAVE THE MANSION
TO GO AND SEE MICHAEL, I'LL JUST
TELL A.J. THAT I'M COMING HERE.
AND THEN THAT WOULD BE,
YOU KNOW, WHERE YOU WOULD
COME IN.
BOBBIE: NO.
THAT'S WHERE I GET OUT.
CARLY: BOBBIE, PLEASE.
COME ON.
YOU GOT TO DO THIS FOR ME.
COME ON.
LOOK, I NEED YOU TO COVER FOR ME
IF A.J. CALLS.
I'M JUST TRYING TO SEE MY BABY.
CAN'T I COUNT ON MY OWN MOTHER
TO HELP ME WITH THAT?
BOBBIE: CARLY, WILL YOU JUST
STOP AND THINK FOR A MINUTE
ABOUT WHAT YOU HAVE DONE?
YOU HAVE WALKED OUT ON A MAN WHO
HAS DONE EVERYTHING
FOR YOU AND YOUR SON SINCE DAY
ONE TO BE WITH A FAMILY WHO IS
READY TO THROW YOU BACK
INTO A MENTAL INSTITUTION.
CARLY: I KNOW.
IT LOOKS BAD.
BOBBIE: "IT LOOKS BAD"?
HONEY, IT LOOKS BIZARRE.
UNLESS --
WHAT ARE THE QUARTERMAINES
OFFERING YOU TO MAKE THIS WORTH
YOUR TROUBLE?
MAC: WHEN YOU SAY YOU WANT
ALL OF JASON'S FILES,
YOU MEAN --
A.J.: EVERYTHING.
RAP SHEET, SURVEILLANCE REPORTS,
YOU NAME IT.
MAC: WELL, NOW, THIS DOESN'T
HAVE ANYTHING TO DO
WITH THE WAREHOUSE FIRE,
DOES IT?
A.J.: ABSOLUTELY.
LOOK, THIS TIME IT WAS ONLY
PROPERTY THAT WAS HURT.
NEXT TIME IT COULD BE PEOPLE.
I NEED THE INFORMATION
TO PROTECT MY SON.
MAC: A.J., I UNDERSTAND
YOUR POSITION.
BUT I HAVE NO INTENTION
OF LETTING YOU SEE CONFIDENTIAL
POLICE RECORDS
SUBPOENAED.
DARA: WELL, YOU CAN CERTAINLY
TRY, MR. STEWART, BUT MY OFFICE
WILL OPPOSE YOU.
FILES OF THAT NATURE ARE NOT
MEANT FOR PUBLIC ACCESS.
A.J.: SO YOU'RE SAYING YOU'RE
GOING TO COVER FOR A CRIMINAL?
MAC: NO, WE'RE GOING
TO FOLLOW DEPARTMENT POLICY --
YOU KNOW, ALL THAT CIVIL
LIBERTIES STUFF, A.J.
LOOK, YOU COULD PROBABLY GET
COURT PERMISSION TO SEE JASON'S
ARREST RECORD.
BUT I'LL TELL YOU THIS -- YOU'RE
NOT GOING TO FIND ANYTHING OTHER
THAN A MISDEMEANOR ARREST
FOR TRAIN SURFING AND A FEW
DEPARTMENT VISITS THAT NEVER LED
TO A FORMAL CHARGE BEING FILED.
IF ANYTHING, IT MAKES JASON LOOK
CLEAN.
A.J.: BUT YOU KNOW HE'S NOT.
MAC: YOU DON'T EXPECT ME
TO ANSWER THAT, DO YOU?
ADRIAN: WE CAN ALWAYS GET
A SUBPOENA, ASK YOU UNDER OATH
IF YOU THINK THE FIRE WAS
MOB-RELATED.
MAC: WELL, I GUESS THIS IS
THE END OF THE FRIENDLY PART
OF THE CONVERSATION.
THERE'S THE DOOR, GENTLEMEN.
ADRIAN: NOT JUST YET,
COMMISSIONER.
WE'D LIKE TO SPEAK WITH SOMEONE
WHO MIGHT BE MORE COOPERATIVE.
LT. TAGGERT?
SONNY: THE QUARTERMAINES --
ARSONISTS?
JASON: YEAH, WHY NOT?
THEY'VE ALREADY TRIED
KIDNAPPING.
SONNY: YEAH.
THEY COULDN'T PULL IT OFF
ON THEIR OWN TURF.
YOU KNOW, BURNING DOWN
A WAREHOUSE, JASON, IS BIG TIME.
THE QUARTERMAINES WOULD BE WAY
IN OVER THEIR HEADS.
JASON: RIGHT, BUT LET ME TELL
YOU, EDWARD IS A MAN WHO COULD
DO IT.
SONNY: DO YOU THINK THEY'D
EVEN KNOW WHERE TO LOOK
FOR AN ARSONIST?
JASON: IF IT MEANT THAT MUCH
TO THEM.
AND MICHAEL DOES.
SONNY: I DON'T KNOW.
I'M STILL THINKING MORENO
AND THE JACKSES ARE THE MAJOR
CANDIDATES IN MY BOOK.
EVEN TAGGERT.
JASON: IT DOESN'T MATTER.
WHAT WE NEED TO DO IS TRACK DOWN
THIS ARSONIST AND PERSUADE HIM
TO GIVE UP WHOEVER PAID HIM
TO DO THE JOB.
NOW, WE GOT A LOT OF TIME,
AND IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE WE'RE
GOING TO BE IN THE COFFEE
BUSINESS.
SONNY: JASON.
I THINK THIS IS YOUR CHANCE,
YOU KNOW, TO BOW OUT AND LET ME
GO SOLO.
JASON: WE'VE HAD THIS
CONVERSATION.
SONNY: YOU'VE ALREADY DONE
RIGHT BY EVERYBODY.
YOU'VE TRIED TO MAKE A LIFE
FOR MICHAEL IN THIS CITY.
YOU'VE DONE SO MUCH
FOR HIS MOTHER.
IT EVEN COST YOU THE WOMAN
YOU LOVED.
CARLY SOLD YOU OUT THE MINUTE
SHE STOOD DOWNWIND FROM
THE QUARTERMAINE TREASURY.
YOU DON'T OWE HER ANYTHING
ANYMORE.
YOU DON'T OWE ME.
THINK OF YOURSELF.
THINK OF YOUR KID.
GO.
NOW.
BEFORE THE DOOR CLOSES FOREVER,
MAN.
ALAN: GIVING UP MICHAEL WOULD
BE HARD FOR JASON.
DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT IT
WOULD DO TO A.J.?
MONICA: OF COURSE.
I'M A PARENT.
ALAN: SO AM I.
I AM ALSO A RECOVERING SUBSTANCE
ABUSER, JUST LIKE A.J.
I KNOW WHAT HE'S FACING.
EVERY SINGLE DAY IS A STRUGGLE
WHEN YOU HAVE AN ADDICTION JUST
TO BELIEVE IN YOURSELF.
OUR FAMILY MADE IT SO HARD
FOR A.J., ME BEING THE WORST ONE
OF THE WHOLE LOT.
AND THAT'S BEFORE HE EVEN TOOK
A DRINK.
WELL, A.J. IS SOBER NOW.
HE'S MAKING A PLACE FOR HIMSELF
IN LIFE.
A BLOW LIKE THIS TO
HIS CONFIDENCE --
I KNOW THAT JASON LOVES MICHAEL.
BUT THAT LITTLE BABY IS GOING
TO GIVE A.J. A PLACE
IN THE WORLD, A PLACE
IN THE FAMILY THAT DROVE HIM
TO DRINK IN THE FIRST PLACE.
MONICA: ARE YOU SAYING THAT
A.J.'S SOBRIETY DEPENDS
ON MICHAEL?
I THINK EVEN A.J. WOULD REJECT
THAT ONE.
ALAN: HE WOULD.
BUT THERE IS SOMETHING TO IT.
JASON IS STRONG.
I MEAN, HE MIGHT REVERT TO SOME
OF HIS OLD PATTERNS, BUT HE'LL
SURVIVE.
IF A.J. LOSES MICHAEL,
I'M TELLING YOU, I REALLY
BELIEVE IT WILL DESTROY HIM.
MONICA: ALAN, YOU HAVEN'T
SEEN JASON WITH MICHAEL THE WAY
I HAVE.
I REALLY DON'T KNOW IF HE COULD
ENDURE THIS.
ALAN: THEN IF IT'S A DRAW,
WE HAVE ALWAYS CHOSEN JASON
FIRST.
MAYBE IT'S TIME WE CHOSE A.J.
MONICA: WELL, CALL ME
OPTIMISTIC, BUT I'D LIKE
TO THINK THAT WE COULD ALL WORK
TOGETHER AND FIND A SOLUTION.
IT'S TIME, ALAN.
COME HOME.
CARLY: WHY IS IT SO HARD
FOR YOU TO BELIEVE
THAT I'M DOING THIS BECAUSE I'M
A GOOD MOTHER?
BOBBIE: BECAUSE YOU AREN'T
ACTING LIKE ONE.
CARLY: WHY DO I EVEN BOTHER?
BOBBIE: CARLY,
I KNOW YOU LOVE YOUR SON.
I KNOW YOU'RE DOING WHAT
YOU BELIEVE IS BEST FOR HIM.
BUT BELIEVE THIS, HONEY --
THE QUARTERMAINES AREN'T IT.
CARLY: WHAT IS?
BOBBIE: WHAT YOU HAD BEFORE.
WHAT YOU COULD HAVE AGAIN.
JASON NEVER KIDNAPPED MICHAEL,
DID HE?
WELL, JASON, BEING JASON,
ISN'T HOLDING YOUR ACCUSATIONS
AGAINST YOU.
HE'LL TAKE YOU BACK IF YOU ASK
HIM TO.
HE'LL DO IT FOR MICHAEL
IN A SECOND.
CARLY, IT'S NOT TOO LATE.
CARLY: YES, IT IS, BOBBIE!
ARE YOU LISTENING TO ME?
IF I TRY THAT, A.J. WILL HAVE
AN EXCUSE.
HE'LL SAY, "JEEZ, THAT'S PROOF
THAT YOU'RE UNSTABLE," AND BACK
TO FERNCLIFF I GO.
A.J. WILL WIND UP WITH SOLE
CUSTODY, NOT JASON, OK?
AND I WILL BE FORBIDDEN TO EVER
SEE MY SON AGAIN.
BOBBIE: HAS A.J. SAID THAT
TO YOU?
CARLY: NO, HE HASN'T SAID
THAT EXACTLY, BUT I KNOW, OK?
ALL I HAVE TO DO IS MENTION
JASON'S NAME, AND HE GOES POSTAL
ON ME.
I GUESS I'M PARTLY, YOU KNOW,
TO BLAME FOR THAT.
BOBBIE: PARTLY?
CARLY: WELL, YOU KNOW,
HE STARTED IT, OK?
HE THREATENED TO TAKE AWAY
MY BABY BEFORE HE WAS EVEN BORN.
WHATEVER I DID AFTER THAT,
I HAD A RIGHT TO DO.
BOBBIE, I JUST WANT TO BE
WITH MICHAEL, OK?
AND I NEED YOU TO COVER FOR ME.
PLEASE.
TAGGERT: IT WAS ARSON,
ALL RIGHT.
ADRIAN: WHO DID IT,
THE SYNDICATE?
TAGGERT: WE'RE LOOKING
INTO THOSE POSSIBILITIES
AND OTHERS.
WHAT DO YOU CARE?
A.J.: IT'LL PROVE THAT IT'S
NO LONGER SAFE FOR MICHAEL
TO REMAIN WITH JASON.
TAGGERT: UNSAFE?
HAVE YOU BEEN AT THE PENTHOUSE
LATELY?
TOP FLOOR, BULLETPROOF GLASS,
BODYGUARDS.
A NUCLEAR BOMB WOULD PROBABLY
JUST SET OFF THE SMOKE ALARM.
ADRIAN: SO YOU'RE
ACKNOWLEDGING THERE'S A NEED
FOR SECURITY IN LIGHT
OR MR. MORGAN'S TIES
TO ORGANIZED CRIME.
TAGGERT: I WORK FOR THE CITY,
NOT THE QUARTERMAINES.
NOW, IF JASON COMMITS A CRIME,
I WILL ARREST HIM AND I WILL PUT
HIM IN JAIL.
BUT THIS CUSTODY THING IS
YOUR BUSINESS, NOT MINE.
NOW, IF THAT'S ALL,
I HAVE THINGS TO DO.
DARA: LIEUTENANT, WAIT UP.
DARA: I CAN'T BELIEVE WHAT
YOU JUST DID IN THERE.
YOU HAD THE PERFECT CHANCE
TO SUCKER-PUNCH JASON MORGAN,
AND WHY DIDN'T YOU?
TAGGERT: THAT WOULD HAVE
TAKEN ALL THE FUN OUT
OF BRINGING HIM DOWN,
DON'T YOU THINK?
DARA: THAT WOULDN'T HAVE
STOPPED YOU ONCE.
TAGGERT: WELL, MAYBE I'M JUST
GETTING LAZY.
I'M GOING TO TAKE MORGAN DOWN
EVENTUALLY, BUT THERE'S JUST
SOME LINES I WON'T CROSS
TO DO IT.
DARA: THAT CONSCIENCE IS
LOOKING BETTER ON YOU ALL
THE TIME.
SONNY: DID WE TAKE YOU AWAY
FROM ANYTHING IMPORTANT?
ALEXIS: I GOT HERE AS SOON
AS I COULD, MR. CORINTHOS.
WHAT'S THE EMERGENCY?
SONNY: TAGGERT SHOWED UP HERE
QUESTIONING US ABOUT THE FIRE.
WE COULD HAVE USED YOU,
THAT'S ALL.
ALEXIS: DID HE ASK
YOU ANYTHING THAT HAD ANY
BEARING ON A CUSTODY DISPUTE?
JASON: NO, HE JUST ASKED
IF WE KNEW WHO TORCHED
THE PLACE.
ALEXIS: AH.
WELL, SEE, I'LL TAKE THAT
AS A NO.
I'M YOUR ATTORNEY, NOT HIS.
AND I'M YOUR ATTORNEY SOLELY
FOR THE PURPOSE OF RETAINING
CUSTODY OF YOUR CHILD.
SO IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE
TO DEFEND YOUR "BUSINESS"
ACTIVITIES, YOU'RE LOOKING
AT THE WRONG PERSON.
SONNY: I DON'T KNOW WHERE
YOU GET THIS PREJUDICE AGAINST
COFFEE IMPORTERS, BUT I ALREADY
ASSURED YOU THAT OUR CURRENT
ACTIVITIES ARE COMPLETELY
ABOVEBOARD.
ALEXIS: AND I ALREADY ASSURED
YOU THAT I'M NOT YOUR ATTORNEY.
JASON: MS. DAVIS, THE COFFEE
BUSINESS IS LEGITIMATE.
BUT THAT DOESN'T MATTER,
DOES IT?
THEY'RE GOING TO TAKE MICHAEL.
LILA: OH.
NED: SORRY TO INTERRUPT
YOUR HANDIWORK.
LILA: OH, I PREFER NATURE'S
HANDIWORK.
THANK YOU, DEAR.
THEY'RE BEAUTIFUL.
NED: WELL, YOU'RE WELCOME.
SO HOW LONG BEFORE YOUR ROSES
START TO BLOOM?
LILA: TOO LONG.
NED: YOU MISS YOUR GARDEN,
DON'T YOU?
LILA: LIKE AN OLD FRIEND.
NOW, THEN, DEAR, WHAT'S THE BAD
NEWS?
NED: WELL, BELIEVE IT OR NOT,
NOT EVERY FLOWER BOUQUET THAT'S
BROUGHT INTO THIS HOUSE IS
INTENDED TO SOFTEN THE BLOW
OF THE LATEST DISASTER.
THIS, FOR INSTANCE.
THIS IS A GIFT TO HONOR YOU
AND TO REMIND ME OF JUST HOW
LUCKY WE ALL ARE TO HAVE
YOU IN OUR LIFE.
LILA: OH.
NED: NOW, IF I'M NOT
MISTAKEN, WHEN YOU AND
GRANDFATHER WERE COURTING,
HE USED TO BRING YOU FLOWERS
JUST THIS COLOR.
LILA: YOU'VE BEEN TALKING
TO EMILY.
NED: EMILY TREASURES
YOUR STORIES, GRANDMOTHER.
SHE LOVES HEARING ABOUT
YOUR LIFE IN TIMES PAST -- HOW
SIMPLE AND INNOCENT IT USED
TO BE.
NED: DO YOU KNOW WHY EMILY
LOVES HEARING ABOUT YOUR TALES
OF THE PAST?
LILA: TO KEEP HER MIND OFF
THE PRESENT.
NED: WELL, THAT'S TRUE.
THIS FAMILY HAS HAD MORE THAN
ITS SHARE OF TROUBLES LATELY.
AND IT'S CERTAINLY EASY TO SEE
HOW SHE WOULD LOSE HERSELF
IN YOUR MEMORIES OF A DASHING,
YOUNG EDWARD QUARTERMAINE
FALLING IN LOVE WITH A GIRL NOT
SO DIFFERENT FROM EMILY
HERSELF -- INDEPENDENT,
BEAUTIFUL --
LILA: DON'T FORGET SPIRITED.
NED: AND YOU HAVEN'T CHANGED
A BIT.
BUT THE WORLD HAS, HASN'T IT?
LILA: MM-HMM.
NED: AND I THINK THAT'S WHY
EMILY LOVES TO HEAR THOSE
STORIES ABOUT A TIME WHEN LIFE
WAS SLOWER, SWEETER,
PURER SOMEHOW.
AND THAT'S GIVEN ME AN IDEA.
I WOULD LIKE TO COLLECT ALL
OF YOUR REMINISCENCES IN A BOOK
TO CHRONICLE YOUR LIFE FOR THIS
FAMILY AND POSTERITY.
LILA: OH, HEAVENS, DEAR.
I'M NO CHARLES DICKENS.
NED: WELL, THAT'S THE BEAUTY
OF MY CONCEPT.
YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE.
NOW, FELICIA JONES HAS WRITTEN
A BOOK.
I'VE READ IT.
IT'S GOOD -- SO GOOD THAT I'VE
HIRED HER TO WRITE YOUR MEMOIRS,
TO PUT DOWN THE STORY
OF YOUR LIFE IN PRINT FOR ALL
THE WORLD TO SEE.
LILA: NO, NED.
NO.
OH, YOU MEAN WELL, DEAR,
BUT PLEASE LEAVE MY LIFE THE WAY
IT IS -- PRIVATE.
MAC: YOU KNOW --
OOH -- I THINK YOU NEED TO VISIT
THE LIBRARY MORE OFTEN.
FELICIA: IT'S ODDLY
STIMULATING.
MAC: SO, WHAT DID YOU GET?
"THE BEST OF TIMES"?
"AMERICA AFTER THE WAR"?
"THE BEBOP YEARS"?
WHAT DOES THIS HAVE TO DO
WITH COURTLAND STREET?
FELICIA: OH, NOTHING.
I'M STILL WORKING ON THAT BOOK.
MAC: OH.
FELICIA: BUT IN THE MEANTIME,
I'VE LANDED ANOTHER ASSIGNMENT.
MAC: OH, YEAH?
WHAT ABOUT?
FELICIA: IT'S A LONG STORY.
SO, WHAT WAS A.J. DOING HERE?
WHO WAS THAT MAN?
MAC: THAT WAS NO MAN.
THAT WAS HIS LAWYER.
FELICIA: UH-OH.
MAC: YEAH.
THE CUSTODY BATTLE IS ABOUT
TO GET UGLY.
JUST BE GLAD RIGHT NOW YOU HAVE
NOTHING TO DO WITH THE
QUARTERMAINES.
BOBBIE: CARLY.
SIT DOWN, PLEASE.
BOBBIE: HONEY, THIS IS JUST
LIKE WHAT YOU DID TO JASON.
YOU'VE GOT ONE FALSEHOOD PILED
ON TOP OF ANOTHER ON TOP
OF ANOTHER UNTIL YOU'VE GOT THIS
WHOLE BIG TOWER OF LIES,
AND EVENTUALLY IT JUST COLLAPSES
UNDER ITS OWN WEIGHT AND COMES
TUMBLING DOWN.
AND YOU PICK YOURSELF UP,
AMAZED, AND YOU LOOK AROUND
AND YOU START ALL OVER AGAIN.
I CAN SAVE YOU THE TROUBLE THIS
TIME.
YOU NEED MY HELP TO GET
THE FIRST LIE GOING.
WELL, I'M GOING TO DO YOU A BIG
FAVOR.
I'M NOT GOING TO GIVE IT TO YOU.
CARLY: THAT'S GREAT.
THAT'S -- THAT'S --
THAT'S PERFECT.
I COME TO YOU FOR LOVE,
AND YOU GIVE ME A LECTURE.
YOU KNOW, A MOTHER IS SUPPOSED
TO BE THE ONE WHO UNDERSTANDS
AND SUPPORTS YOU NO MATTER WHAT.
WHY IN THE WORLD DO I KEEP
THINKING THAT THAT PERSON IS
EVER GOING TO BE YOU?
BOBBIE: I AM.
CARLY: WELL, THEN HELP ME!
I WANT TO SEE MY SON,
BOBBIE, THAT'S ALL.
BOBBIE: GOOD.
GO TO JASON.
HE WILL LET YOU IN.
CARLY: BUT A.J. WON'T.
BOBBIE: A.J. WILL BE ANGRY.
SO WHAT?
HE'LL GET OVER IT.
HE'LL BE A LOT ANGRIER WHEN
HE FINDS OUT YOU ARE SNEAKING
AROUND BEHIND HIS BACK.
AND HE WILL FIND OUT, CARLY.
HAVEN'T YOU LEARNED THAT MUCH
BY NOW?
CARLY: YOU DON'T WANT TO KNOW
WHAT I'VE LEARNED.
BOBBIE: TRY ME.
CARLY: I'VE LEARNED THAT
YOU BAILED ON ME WHEN I WAS BORN
AND YOU JUST KEEP RIGHT
ON DOING IT.
THANKS FOR NOTHING.
ALEXIS: JASON, WE CONVINCED
THE COURT THAT IT WAS
IN MICHAEL'S BEST INTEREST
TO STAY WITH YOU WHILE
THE CUSTODY CASE WAS BEING
RESOLVED.
I MEAN, WHY MOVE HIM IF THERE
WAS A SLIGHT CHANCE THAT
HE WOULD END UP HERE ANYWAY WHEN
THE DUST SETTLED?
BUT THIS FIRE HAS CHANGED
EVERYTHING -- AND I REALLY NEED
TO SAY "ARSON ATTACK"
BECAUSE THAT'S THE ISSUE HERE.
NOW, THE QUARTERMAINES WILL
SURELY ASK THE JUDGE
TO RECONSIDER HIS DECISION,
AND THEY WILL ARGUE THAT THERE
ARE REASONABLE GROUNDS TO FEAR
FOR MICHAEL'S SAFETY WHILE HE IS
IN YOUR CUSTODY.
NOW, YOU ADD THAT TO THEIR OTHER
ADVANTAGE --
SONNY: CARLY.
ALEXIS: RIGHT.
NOW, EVEN WHEN SHE SWITCHED
SIDES, I STILL FEEL THAT I COULD
HAVE ARGUED THAT JASON WAS
THE BETTER PARENT.
BUT I'M SORRY, GUYS, THIS IS
JUST IMPOSSIBLE TO DEMONSTRATE
NOW.
SO IT IS MY CONSIDERED
LEGAL OPINION
THAT YOU WILL SHORTLY RECEIVE
A COURT ORDER DIRECTING
YOU TO RELINQUISH MICHAEL
TO A.J.
PROVIDED, OF COURSE,
THAT YOU ARE HERE TO RECEIVE IT.
JASON: ARE YOU TELLING ME NOT
TO BE HERE?
ALEXIS: I'M NOT TELLING
YOU ANYTHING.
I'M SIMPLY POINTING OUT UNTIL
THE COURT INFORMS YOU OTHERWISE
THAT YOU ARE MICHAEL'S CUSTODIAL
PARENT AND YOU ARE FREE
TO DETERMINE HOW HE LIVES
AND WHERE.
ONCE YOU LOSE CUSTODY, YOU WILL
NO LONGER HAVE THAT RIGHT.
SONNY: SO WHAT YOU'RE SAYING
IS JASON SHOULD TAKE MICHAEL
AND DISAPPEAR AND THE
QUARTERMAINES AND THE COURTS BE
DAMNED, RIGHT?
ALEXIS: ABSOLUTELY NOT.
I'M AN OFFICER OF THE COURT,
MR. CORINTHOS.
I COULD GET DISBARRED IF I WERE
TO SUGGEST AN ILLEGAL ACT.
BUT IF MR. MORGAN WISHES
TO EXERCISE HIS PREROGATIVE
AS A FATHER AND TAKE HIS SON
ON AN EXTENDED VACATION,
IT WOULD BE HIS LAST LEGAL
CHANCE TO DO IT.
>> ON THE NEXT "GENERAL HOSPITAL" --

SONNY: NEW LINE OF WORK, HUH?
TAMMY: YEAH, WELL, YOU KNOW,
IT WAS GETTING PRETTY SCARY OUT
THERE, THANKS TO MORENO.
CARLY: WE COULD JUST PACK UP
AND DISAPPEAR INTO THE NIGHT ANY
OLD TIME.
JASON: MAYBE WE SHOULD --
TONIGHT.
LAURA: LUKE AND I ARE
SEPARATED.

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